Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 240 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jan 12, 2015 6:14 PM

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Aderholt (AL), Mulvaney (SC), Barletta (PA)

#1

REVISED 1) Prevents any funds from whatever source to be used to carry-out (1) the Executive actions announced on November 20, 2014 to grant deferred action to certain unlawful aliens and for other purposes, and (2) four of the “Morton Memos” on prosecutorial discretion and immigration enforcement priorities issued in 2011 and 2012 that effectively prevent certain classes of unlawful aliens from being removed from the country. 2) Declares that no funds may be used to carry-out any substantially similar policies to those defunded. 3) Declares that the policies defunded and any substantially similar policies have no statutory or constitutional basis and therefore no legal effect. 4) Provides that no funds may be used to grant any Federal benefit to any alien as a result of the policies defunded.

Blackburn (TN)

#2

REVISED Provides that no funds may be used to consider new, renewal or previously denied DACA applications.

Castro (TX)

#13

Increases by $1 million the U.S. Immigration and Customs Operations to supply, administer, and test victims of rape at detention facilities using rape kits and decreases by $1 million the Salaries and Expenses account within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Transfer of funds within the same account to fund rape kits at detention facilities.)

Castro (TX)

#14

Increases by $5 million the Customs and Border Protection Salaries and Expenses specifically to provide border patrol a raise in salary, and decreases by $5 million the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

Castro (TX)

#15

Increases by $1 million the Transportation Security Support, specifically for the screening of airport employees (in light of the recent security breach); and decreases by $1 million the Headquarters Administration.

Castro (TX), Gutierrez (IL), Lujan Grisham (NM), Gallego (AZ)

#16

Prohibits the use of funds in the bill for activities in contravention of section 286(m)(n)(o)(p) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(m)), which allows the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement permanent, indefinite authority to use fees collected for immigration adjudication and naturalization services, including funds to certain executive actions listed.

DeLauro (CT)

#6

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any contract with an incorporated entity if such entity's sealed bid or competitive proposal shows that such entity is incorporated or chartered in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, and such entity's sealed bid or competitive proposal shows that such entity was previously incorporated in the United States.

DeSantis (FL), Roby (AL)

#3

Requires that DHS treat any alien convicted of any offense involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, child molestation, or child abuse or exploitation as within the categories of aliens subject to DHS’s highest civil immigration enforcement

Deutch (FL), Foster (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Castro (TX), O'Rourke (TX), Polis (CO)

#9

Strikes the provision in the bill requiring that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds.

Duffy (WI)

#12

Prohibits funds appropriated by this Act for ICE from: (1) being available to pay for an abortion, except where the mother's life would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in the case of rape or incest; or (2) being used to require any person to perform, or facilitate the performance of, an abortion.

Ellmers (NC)

#7

Expresses a sense of Congress that state and local governments should be reimbursed for any expenses made toward illegal immigrants and required by federal law.

Ellmers (NC)

#18

Clarifies that nothing in the underlying bill is meant to restrict or limit DHS or the citizenship and immigration services from using any fees or funds to implement or administer any program intended to detect fraud or national security threats in immigration programs.

Huizenga (MI)

#17

Prohibits the use of funds to pay for an abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in the case of rape or incest.

King, Steve (IA)

#8

SECOND DEGREE WITHDRAWN Inserts language specifically barring the use of fees in consideration and adjudication of DACA.

O'Rourke (TX)

#10

Requires a comprehensive report on average wait time crossings at the 10 busiest land ports of entry to be submitted along with the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016.

O'Rourke (TX)

#11

Prevents the use of funds to purchase or deploy UAS along the Southwest border until a comprehensive report be submitted to Congress detailing the Department’s consultation with border community stakeholders on the use of UAS and their impact on privacy rights along the border.

Salmon, (AZ), Thompson, Glenn (PA)

#4

REVISED Expresses a sense of Congress that the Executive Branch should not pursue policies that disadvantage the hiring of U.S. citizens and those lawfully present in the United States by making it economically advantageous to hire workers who came to the country illegally.

Schock (IL)

#5

Sense of Congress that the Administration should stop putting the interest of immigrants who worked within the legal framework to come to the US behind those who came here illegally.