Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4487 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

April 29, 2014 3:35 PM

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Broun (GA)

#13

Reduces the funding for the Office of Compliance by $91,000, returning it to FY14 levels.

Broun (GA)

#14

Reduces the funding for the Botanic Garden by $3,166,946, returning it to FY14 levels.

Broun (GA)

#15

Reduces the funding for the Capitol Visitor Center by $243,000, returning it to FY14 levels.

Duckworth (IL)

#5

Prohibits Members of Congress from using their Members' Representational Allowance to pay for first class air travel, unless approved by the Ethics Committee.

Duffy (WI)

#18

LATE Maintains Botanic Garden funding at FY2014 levels.

Duffy (WI)

#19

LATE Maintains Library of Congress funding at FY2014 levels.

Duffy (WI)

#20

LATE REVISED Defunds the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund.

Farenthold (TX)

#3

Prohibits funding for the compensation of any officer or employee of the Federal Government while they are held in contempt of Congress.

Gingrey (GA)

#7

WITHDRAWN Prohibits the Government Printing Office from using appropriated funds to sell or market secure credential products that it may create under the auspices of such products being considered printing.

Gosar (AZ)

#9

REVISED Reduces the amount provided for the Botanic Garden to the fiscal year 2014 level and transfers the funds to the spending reduction account.

Gosar (AZ)

#10

Prohibits funds in the Act from being used to commission or otherwise pay for an official portrait of any individual.

Gosar (AZ)

#11

Reduces the amount provided for the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund program by $3.42 million and transfers the funds to the spending reduction account.

Gosar (AZ), Ruiz (CA), Jones (NC), Barrow (GA)

#12

Prohibits any funds in this Act from being used to pay for first-class travel for members of Congress and employees within the Legislative Branch.

Gosar (AZ)

#16

Funds the Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped program at the at the fiscal year 2015 budget request level. The amendment pay for this increase by reducing the salaries and expenses for the Office of the Minority Floor Leader to the same amount provided for the Office of the Speaker.

Hall (TX), McCaul (TX)

#17

Prohibits funds from being used to deliver a printed copy of the CAO’s Statement of Disbursements of the House to any Member of the House of Representatives.

Holt (NJ)

#1

Appropriates $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), offset from funds in the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund.

Moran, James (VA)

#4

Creates a voluntary Member housing stipend of $25 per day in session. To qualify, Members must prove that they maintain a primary residence more than 50 miles from D.C and attest to the fact that they expend personal funds for a residence in D.C.

Nugent (FL)

#2

REVISED Prohibits CAO of the House of Representatives from making any payments from any Members' representational allowance for the leasing of a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices and short-term vehicle rentals.

Speier (CA)

#6

Appropriates $500,000 to provide for sexual harassment training for all House offices which will be carried out by the Congressional Office of Compliance. These funds are offset from the AOC General Administration fund.

Wenstrup (OH)

#8

Prohibits funding for the delivery of printed copies of the Daily Calendar of the United States House of Representatives to member offices, as this document is accessible online.