Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Division D of H.R. 3219 – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 25, 2017 6:41 PM

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Abraham (LA)

#98

LATE Increases Corps of Engineers Construction Account by $2.5 million and reduces Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by the same amount.

Bergman (MI)

#47

REVISED Increases the Investigations account under the Army Corps of Engineers by $1,000,000 and reduces Army Corps Expenses by the same amount.

Bergman (MI), Mitchell (MI)

#48

Prohibits the U.S Army Corps of Engineers from conducting any study that considers the use of lightering, constructing a conveyor belt, or creating new cargo stockpiles as alternatives to vessel navigation through a lock.

Beyer (VA), Blumenauer (OR)

#2

REVISED None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to reimburse lodging expenses of a Federal employee or official in the course of official Government travel or business at any Trump brand property.

Beyer (VA), Esty (CT)

#4

Strikes section 108 on page 277, line 12, which authorizes the Administrator of the EPA and the Secretary of the Army to withdraw the WOTUS rule without regard to any provision of statue or regulation that establishes a requirement for such withdrawal.

Beyer (VA)

#7

WITHDRAWN Strike section 107 on page 277, lines 4 through 11, relating to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (and renumber any subsequent sections accordingly).

Beyer (VA)

#42

REVISED Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue, revise, or repeal a rule other than in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 5, and chapter 5 7, of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the ‘‘Administrative Procedure Act’’).

Beyer (VA)

#78

Prohibits the use of funds on activities that are not in compliance with Executive Order 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance)and Executive Order 13653(Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change).

Blackburn (TN)

#39

Provides for a one percent across the board cut to the discretionary spending levels in Division D of the bill.

Bonamici (OR)

#8

Increases funding for the water power program by $9 million.

Boyle (PA)

#88

LATE Prohibits funds made available by this act from being used to pay for the legal team and in-house special counsel on Russia investigation related to the President and family members.

Brownley (CA)

#11

WITHDRAWN Reduces funds for fossil energy research by $4.4 million, and increases non-defense environmental clean-up by $1 million.

Brownley (CA), Napolitano (CA)

#12

States none of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 2102 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 or section 210 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986.

Brownley (CA)

#13

WITHDRAWN Reduces funds for fossil energy research by $107 million, and increases non-defense environmental clean-up by $24.6 million to equal FY17 appropriations.

Burgess (TX)

#5

States that limitation amendment pertaining to lightbulb energy efficiency regulations

Castor (FL)

#23

REVISED Increases funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $177,000,000 and reduce funding for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $355,000,000.

Castor (FL), Curbelo (FL)

#24

Ensures no funds may be used to remove the terms "climate change" from any publication of the Department of Energy.

Cohen (TN)

#27

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump’s Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization’s website.

Cohen (TN)

#28

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump’s Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics.

Curbelo (FL)

#83

LATE Increases funding within the Construction account for Army Corps Environmental Infrastructure by $45,000,000 and decreases the Construction account by $45,000,000

Davis, Rodney (IL), Bustos (IL)

#74

Makes no funds available to the Army Corps of Engineers (Civil Works) to require an economic re-evaluation of any project authorized under title VIII of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.

DelBene (WA), Hunter (CA)

#6

Ensures the Army Corps of Engineers is using taxpayer dollars on American-made anchor chain.

DeSantis (FL)

#91

LATE Reduces the salary of any employee covered by division D that devotes 100 percent of the employee’s time to “official time” to $1.

DeSantis (FL)

#92

REVISED Prohibits funds from being used to pay the salary of the Director of Civil Works of the Army Corps of Engineers, which is a duplicative office.

DeSaulnier (CA)

#65

REVISED Restores $1.2 million in funding for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program.

DeSaulnier (CA)

#66

Strikes Section 109 on page 278, relating to an individual possessing a firearm at a water resources development project covered under section 327.0 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations.

DeSaulnier (CA)

#67

REVISED Allocates $10 million for the planning, design, and construction of new water reclamation and reuse projects to help States and regions impacted by droughts.

Dunn (FL)

#19

Prohibits implementation of the U.S. Army Corps' revised water control manual for the ACF River Basin.

Esty (CT), Rosen (NV)

#20

Increases funding to the Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $20 million by cutting $40 million from the Fossil Energy Research and Development. Additional funding will enable the research, development, and deployment of industrial efficiency and clean energy manufacturing technologies.

Foster (IL)

#31

Reduces the NNSA Weapons Account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount, to be used to fight bioterror.

Foster (IL), Polis (CO), Hultgren (IL)

#33

Transfers $107,840,000 from the NNSA Weapons Activities account to the Department of Energy Office of Science account. This 2% increase will ensure DOE office of Science flat funding keeps up with inflation.

Gallagher (WI), Curbelo (FL)

#75

REVISED Provides $10,000,000 for ‘‘Department of Energy—Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’’ for energy storage systems demonstrations as authorized by section 641 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and decreases The Department of Energy-Departmental Administration by the same amount.

Garamendi (CA)

#58

Prohibits CALFED funding for construction of the through-delta conveyance facility authorized for evaluation in CALFED.

Garamendi (CA)

#59

Reduces the Weapons Activities—Recapitalization—Infrastructure to the President’s Budget level and increases the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by the same amount.

Gosar (AZ)

#25

Prohibits the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of carbon.

Graves, Garret (LA)

#40

REVISED Provides that no funds may be used in contravention of sections 1144 and 1322 of Public Law 114-322

Green, Al (TX)

#87

LATE None of the funds made available may be used by the Army Corp of Engineers to consult or advise on the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Green, Al (TX), Green, Gene (TX)

#89

LATE Increases funding for flood control projects and storm damage reduction projects in areas affected by flooding in the city of Houston, Texas, that have received a major disaster declaration pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by $311,000,000, and decrease the Atomic Energy Defense Activities National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities account by $311 million.

Heck, Denny (WA)

#77

Provides funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study on the extent to which the agency has used low impact development to comply with Sec. 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-140).

Huizenga (MI), Mitchell (MI), Bergman (MI), Trott (MI), Amash (MI), Walberg (MI), Bishop, Mike (MI), Upton (MI)

#81

LATE REVISED States no later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall release the interim report relating to the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#9

Prohibits use of funds in contravention of the Department of Energy Organization Act and addresses the need to increase programs that educate minorities in science, technology, engineering and math.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#10

Redirects $1 million in funding within the Departmental Administration account in order to address environmental concerns in both urban and rural settings.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#29

Allocates an additional $100 million for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to flood control.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#30

Allocates an additional $3 million for post-disaster watershed assessment studies.

Jayapal (WA)

#73

Stipulates that no funds may be used by the Department of Energy’s Office of Public Affairs to implement E.O. 13783 (Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth).

Jayapal (WA)

#94

LATE Stipulates that no funds may be used by the Department of Energy to provide legal services to the President in his personal capacity, which includes his family or his businesses.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#64

Restores the Department of Energy Title XVII innovative technology loan guarantee program

Kihuen (NV), Rosen (NV), Titus (NV)

#1

REVISED Strikes $90 million for the licensing of the nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain.

Kihuen (NV)

#14

REVISED Ensures that no funds are distributed to federal contractors unless they pay their hourly employees a minimum of $15 per hour.

Kihuen (NV), Eshoo (CA)

#15

Requires that within 30 days of being awarded a contract for the procurement of goods and services, firms report all political expenditures for the two years before the date of award.

Kihuen (NV), Rosen (NV), Titus (NV)

#16

Strikes language that would prohibit closure of the Yucca Mountain project.

Kildee (MI), Levin, Sander (MI), Dingell (MI), Conyers (MI), Schakowsky (IL), Nolan (MN), Quigley (IL), Amash (MI), Gallagher (WI), Schneider (IL), Walz (MN), Lawrence (MI), Higgins (NY), Stefanik (NY)

#38

Requires the Army Corps to release the Tentatively Selected Plan for the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study within 30 days.

Langevin (RI), Larsen, Rick (WA), Foster (IL), Garamendi (CA)

#62

REVISED Supports the continued assessment of the feasibility of using low-enriched uranium in naval reactor fuel that would meet military requirements for aircraft carriers and submarines. Funding should be applied for R&D of LEU fuel or related equipment.

Larson, John (CT), Esty (CT)

#56

Increases funding for EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies program.

Lipinski (IL), Foster (IL)

#57

REVISED Reverses cuts to the Department of Energy’s four Energy Innovation Hubs, located at Argonne National Lab, Caltech, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, and Ames National Lab, all of which are eliminated in the underlying bill. Restores funding to FY16 enacted levels for the hubs, which are public-private partnerships working to solve pressing energy challenges such as energy storage, advanced nuclear energy, and critical materials for technological advances.

Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM)

#43

Provides $10 million for environmental infrastructure for authorized reimbursements for projects with executed project cooperation agreements that have completed construction or where non-federal sponsors intend to use the funds for additional water resources development activities.

Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM)

#49

REVISED Prioritizes funding for the construction of facilities that NNSA needs to meet its mission.

Lynch (MA)

#37

Prohibits the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from issuing a Notice to Proceed with Construction Activities for natural gas pipeline projects that will be located in communities where certified independent air quality testing already demonstrates pre-existing unsafe air-quality levels.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

#17

Prohibits funds from being used to contravene the President’s Executive Order pertaining to equal employment in Federal government contracting.

Mast (FL)

#32

REVISED Appropriates $750,000 to the Lakes Program authorized in 1986 WRDA to provide cost-sharing grants to state projects for removal toxic substances

Mast (FL)

#50

Increases Aquatic Plant Control Research Program by $500,000.00 and aims to (1) provide science-based guidance on developing or using new technologies for managing, preventing, and monitoring aquatic invasive species; (2) improve the efficacy and diversity of available management options; (3) reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species on federally listed (threatened and endangered) species; (4) reduce operations and maintenance costs associated with aquatic invasive species management; and (5) develop solutions regarding these species based on field needs.

Mast (FL)

#51

Increases Aquatic Nuisance Research Program by $500,000.00 and aims to (1) provide science-based guidance on developing or using new technologies for managing, preventing, and monitoring aquatic invasive species; (2) improve the efficacy and diversity of available management options; (3) reduce the impacts of aquatic invasive species on federally listed (threatened and endangered) species; (4) reduce operations and maintenance costs associated with aquatic invasive species management; and (5) develop solutions regarding these species based on field needs.

McKinley (WV)

#34

REVISED Increases fossil energy funding to 2017 funding levels.

Mitchell (MI)

#35

Reduces by 10% the general administrative expense accounts of the USACE, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Department of the Interior, and Department of Energy. Transfers the savings to the Spending Reduction Account.

Mitchell (MI), Huizenga (MI)

#36

Ensures none of the funds in this act are used to delay the release of the USACE Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Brand Road Study.

Nolan (MN)

#90

LATE REVISED Increases the Army Corps’ Operation and Maintenance budget by $325,000 with the intention to provide more funding for the Aquatic Nuisance Control Research program currently funded at $675,000.

Norcross (NJ)

#52

REVISED Increases funds for nuclear waste disposal by $10 million and reduces by $20 million funding for fossil energy research.

Norcross (NJ)

#53

REVISED Adds $161.725 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for research and development to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Norcross (NJ)

#54

REVISED Adds $11.5 million to the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability to increase the efficiency, resilience, and security of the nation’s electricity delivery system.

Panetta (CA)

#26

Defunds Executive Order 13795, entitled "Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy".

Perry (PA)

#76

REVISED Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the final rule published by the Secretary of Energy entitled "Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps."

Perry (PA)

#80

Increases funding for EERE by $15,000,000 and decreases funding for Department of Energy departmental administration by $15,000,000.

Pingree (ME), Carbajal (CA), Bonamici (OR), Langevin (RI), Lowenthal (CA), Cicilline (RI), Schneider (IL)

#63

Strikes section 505 on page 325 that pertains to National Ocean Policy and Ocean Planning.

Polis (CO)

#68

Increases funds for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $986,292,000 (to FY17 level) and decrease funds for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $634,600,000 and reduce the National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities account by $352,000,000.

Polis (CO)

#70

WITHDRAWN Increases funds for the Office of Science account by $108,000,000 (equal to Senate levels) and reduce the National Nuclear Security Administration Weapons Activities account by $108,000,000.

Polis (CO), Comer (KY)

#71

REVISED Prevents the denial of water rights to a legal owner of an absolute or conditional water right, or an entity that receives or distributes water contracted from the Federal government for the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Polis (CO)

#72

Prevents the denial of water rights to a legal owner of an absolute or conditional water right, or an entity that receives or distributes water contracted from the Federal government for the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR), Young, Don (AK), Bonamici (OR)

#95

LATE Prevents denial of federal water rights to hemp and marijuana farmers and growers.

Quigley (IL), Polis (CO), Lee, Barbara (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Garamendi (CA)

#21

Cuts $921 million from the Department of Energy nuclear weapons activities account and add $921 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE).

Raskin (MD)

#86

LATE Increases funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General by $5 million, offset by decreasing the same amount from National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Weapons Activities.

Rooney, Francis (FL)

#44

Reduces the Energy Information Administration by $118,000,000 and increase the Corps of Engineers Construction account by the same amount.

Rooney, Francis (FL), Budd (NC)

#45

Prohibits the use of funds to be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements in subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Davis-Bacon Act).

Rooney, Francis (FL)

#46

Prohibits the use of funds to be used to implement or enforce Executive Order 13502 (Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects).

Rosen (NV)

#93

LATE Transfers to the Spending Reduction Account funding for Department of Energy disposal of defense nuclear waste, including acquisition of real property or facility construction/expansion.

Roybal-Allard (CA)

#22

Prohibits the use of funds for Border Wall Construction.

Schneider (IL), Delaney (MD)

#55

Prohibits funding made available by this Act to implement, administer, or enforce the Executive Order entitled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth."

Schneider (IL)

#96

LATE Prohibits funding in Division D to remove evidence-based climate data.

Stefanik (NY), Pingree (ME), Welch (VT)

#18

Increases appropriations for the Northern Border Regional Commission by $5 million and decrease appropriations for Fossil Energy Research and Development by $5 million.

Stivers (OH)

#3

States that none of the funds made available by this division may be used for the Cape Wind Energy Project on the Outer Continental Shelf off Massachusetts, Nantucket Sound.

Takano (CA)

#41

Restores the Energy Innovation Hubs in the Office of Science, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and Nuclear Energy.

Vargas (CA)

#82

LATE Directs the Army Corp of Engineers to establish a program to enhance the physical infrastructure along the US-Mexico border to prevent flooding and sewage spills.

Velázquez (NY)

#60

Increases the amount of funding for Flood Control and Coast Emergencies by $50,000,000 and reduces the amount of funding for the Regulatory Program by $50,000,000.

Velázquez (NY)

#61

Changes the number of studies from 5 to 4 where the majority of the benefits are derived from navigation transportation savings or from flood and storm damage reduction and change the number of studies from 1 to 2 where the majority of benefits are derived from environmental restoration.

Watson Coleman (NJ)

#97

LATE States that no funds in this bill may be used to implement the President's Executive Order on expedited environmental review for infrastructure projects from January 24, 2017.

Welch (VT), Moulton (MA)

#69

Increases funding for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $17 million to restore funding to the FY17 level. Reduces funds by the same amount within the National Nuclear Security Administration’s weapons activities account

Welch (VT)

#79

Funds the following projects at the authorized level of $10M: section 1177 of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (PL 114-322) authorized efforts to construct control gates, spillways, and dam safety improvements for aging flood control reservoirs built by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Young, Don (AK), Stefanik (NY), Bost (IL), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Griffith (VA)

#84

REVISED Funds the Denali Commission, Delta Regional Authority, Northern Border Regional Commission, and Appalachian Regional Commission at fiscal year 2016 funding levels. This is done by giving a hairline cut to all, non-defense, top budget lines in Division D.

Young, Don (AK)

#85

REVISED Funds the Denali Commission at fiscal year 2017 funding levels. This is done by giving a hairline cut to all top budget lines in Division D.