Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee on H.R. 5122 - National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2007

Summary of Amendment Submitted to the Rules Committee on
H.R. 5122 - NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007

(in alphabetical order)
(Amendments in italics have already been made in order pursuant to H. Res. 806)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Abercrombie (HI)

#83

(LATE)  Specifies findings regarding the status of the military and political situation in Iraq, requires a transition of US military forces to an exclusively support, training, and advisory role not later than the end of 2007, and requires the withdrawal of most remaining US military forces not later than the end of 2010.

Andrews (NJ)/Meehan (MA)/Leach (IA)/Schiff (CA)/Nadler (NY)

#75

(LATE)  Adds $30 million to US nonproliferation efforts, to be offset by $30 million from the third site missile interceptors of the Missile Defense Agency.  Also expresses the Sense of Congress that the security of potential weapons of mass destruction should be at the top of the national security agenda.

Andrews (NJ)

#76

(LATE)  Provides the President with the authority to transfer defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense and to provide defense services in connection with the transfer of such defense articles to the military and security forces of the African Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the United Nations in order to support the efforts of those forces to restore and maintain peace and security in the Darfur region of Sudan, as long as the President certified that this is consistent with the policy goals and best interests of the United States, as well as that the transfer will not have negative impact on military readiness.

Andrews (NJ)

#77

(LATE)  Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an epidemiological study to determine whether any human populations have been affected by military munitions ocean disposal sites.

Andrews (NJ)

#94

(LATE)  Waives TRICARE co-pays and deductibles for those beneficiaries who use other health insurance. Cost of the amendment is offset with a cut to the Airborne Laser program, a part of the Ballistic Missile Defense budget.

Andrews (NJ)/Terry (NE)

#95

(LATE)  Would allow Reservists who have served at least 365 consecutive days on active duty to apply unused GI bill benefits to repay federal student loans. Cost of the amendment is paid for by administrative expenses and overhead from the Defense-Wide Operations and Maintenance account.

Baca (CA)

#88

(LATE)  Adds $45 million to the Formerly Utilized Defense Sites (FUDS) clean-up account for a grant to local governments to meet applicable state drinking water standards or goals for volatile organic compounds contamination originating in part or in whole from FUDS.

Baca (CA)

#89

(LATE)  Requires DoD to study the scope of perchlorate contamination at Formerly Utilized Defense Sites (FUDS).

Bishop (UT)

#71

(WITHDRAWN) (LATE)  Strikes $10 million from the Chemical Demilitarization Program currently funded at $1,046,290,000. $4 million would be shifted to Defense Production Act purchases for Automated Composite Technologies and Manufacturing capabilities within the Air Force Materiel Command. $6 million would be shifted to Other Procurement, Air Force, for Science Engineering Lab Data Integration (SELDI) at the Ogden Air Logistics Center.

Bishop (GA)

#5

Clarifies Congress’s 1997 mandate that DoD provide full hands-on pre- and post- deployment medical exams and record keeping for all deployed troops.

Bordallo (GU)

#100

(REVISED) (LATE)  Requires the Department of Defense to provide transportation on Department of Defense aircraft on a space-available basis for military retirees in the U.S. territories who are medically referred away from their territory of residence to receive specialty care.  Military retirees residing in a U.S. territory who are referred off-island for specialty medical care currently must pay their travel expenses out-of-pocket.  Military retirees would be entitled to travel with a single dependent.  Both a retiree and their designated dependent would qualify for space-available travel at the “Category 2” priority level and would be treated the same as authorized personnel on Environmental Morale Leave (EML) status.

Brown (OH)

#17

Requires the Defense Department to: 1) Coordinate with the Homeland Security Department, the Justice Department and the State Department on a security review of the Peru and Colombia free trade agreements; and 2) Analyze and report to Congress on any security issues raised by these agreements. Requires GAO to report on the completeness and accuracy of the DoD analysis.

Capps (CA)/Snyder (AR)

#16

Strike subsection (c) of Sec.1036. Subsection (c) prohibits the National Park Service from carrying out a 1997 court-ordered settlement agreement that requires the shutdown of a private trophy hunting operation on Santa Rosa Island, which is part of the Channel Islands National Park. The hunting operation currently closes virtually the entire island for up to five months a year, reducing public accessibility and the value of the Park. The settlement agreement also requires the removal of non-native deer and elk from the island to ensure protection of Santa Rosa’s critical natural resources, including several federally listed endangered species.

Cardin (MD)

#35

Requires the President to submit to Congress a report, within 30 days after enactment of this bill, that contains a strategy to withdrawal United States Armed Forces from Iraq. The report shall be submitted in a classified form to the appropriate defense and intelligence committees.

Castle (DE)

#10

Implements GAO's recommendations to cut-down on award and incentive fee spending waste by requiring the Department to develop a strategy for linking incentives to specific outcomes, such as meeting cost, schedule, and capability goals. Establishes guidance for improving the effectiveness of award and incentive fees and ensure that appropriate approving officials are overseeing these decisions. The Department would be required to report to Congress on the status and effectiveness of these new standards.

Chabot (OH)

#9

(REVISED) Expresses the Sense of Congress that the spouses of Armed Forces members who have died between October 7, 2001 and November 23, 2003 should be permitted to have the option of assigning their SBP payments to their children.

Cole (OK)

#93

(WITHDRAWN)  (LATE)  Adds $5 million for a Call For Fire Trainer System/Joint Fires and Effects Trainer System (JFETS).  Offset provided.

Cole (OK)

#3

(WITHDRAWN)  Exempts the non-line-of-sight cannon system from the scope of Sec. 346.

Cuellar (TX)

#69

(LATE)  Redirects funds from the design, planning, and construction of fencing on either side of the Laredo, Texas port of entry to the rehabilitation and construction of destroyed roads along the Rio Grande that are difficult for the Border Patrol and other law enforcement authorities to patrol.

Cuellar (TX)

#70

(REVISED) (LATE)  Adds the Government of Mexico to the list of foreign governments eligible to receive counter-drug support.

Davis (CA)/Harman (CA)/Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

#46

Lifts the current ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#52

(REVISED) The Defense Access Road (DAR) program currently allows DoD to pay for road projects made necessary by DoD actions.  This amendment would allow DoD to consider transit projects as part of DAR as well.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#53

Elevates the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to a 4 star General, giving the Chief more influence in the Pentagon decision-making process.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#54

Restores the $27 million for the construction of a support center for the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, VA, that was included in the President’s Budget but was removed in Committee.

Davis, Tom (VA)

#55

(2ND REVISION)  Authorizes the Army to negotiate a "design build" to complete the Fairfax County Parkway.  As a result of the construction mandated by BRAC on the Engineering Proving Ground (EPG), it would authorize the Army to enter into a special agreement with the state of Virginia.  This agreement would authorize the state of Virginia to fund certain projects on the EPG while allowing the Army to maintain control of such projects.

Davis, Tom (VA)/Taylor (MS)

#56

Would: 1) Elevate the position of the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to 4-star General; 2) Place the General on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; 3) Enhance National Guard and State coordination with DOD on homeland emergency requirements for equipment and training; and 4) make the Deputy Commander of NORTHCOM a 3-star Guard officer (to improve state / federal integration during homeland emergencies). Similar to language that Senators Bond and Leahy are advocating in the Senate and is identical to H.R. 5200.

DeFazio (OR)

#32

Rewrites the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to reinforce Congress' constitutional authority to decide whether to send troops into battle. Limits the instances in which military force can be used to only the following: 1) Pursuant to a declaration of war by Congress; 2) In accordance with specific statutory authorization by Congress; 3) To repel an armed attack against the U.S. or our armed forces, to retaliate for such an attack or to forestall the direct and imminent threat of such an attack; or 4) To protect U.S. citizens or nationals while evacuating them as rapidly as possible from a situation outside the United States that directly and imminently threatens their lives or liberty. Sets more stringent consultation and reporting requirements, provides for expedited congressional consideration of requests by the President to use military force, and grants Members of Congress standing to sue in the event the President violates this law and requires courts to rule on the case's merits.

DeFazio (OR)

#30

(WITHDRAWN)  Prohibits any funds authorized by the bill from being used to take military action against Iran except: 1) pursuant to a declaration of war by Congress; 2) in accordance with specific statutory authorization by Congress; and 3) to repel an armed attack by Iran on the U.S. or our armed forces, to retaliate for such an attack or to forestall the direct and imminent threat of such attack.

DeFazio (OR)

#31

(WITHDRAWN)  Establishes a statement of policy regarding the possible use of force against Iran.  States that Congress: 1) strongly believes that initiating military action against Iran without congressional approval does not fall within the President's "Commander-in-Chief" powers under the Constitution; 2) rejects any suggestion that the authorization of force resolution passed in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent resolution approved to invade Iraq either explicitly or implicitly authorize military action against Iran over its nuclear program; and 3) strongly and unequivocally believes seeking congressional authorization prior to taking military action against Iran is not discretionary, but is a legal and constitutional requirement. Text is based on H.Con.Res 391, introduced by Rep. DeFazio on April 26, 2006.

DeLauro (CT)

#80

(LATE)  Requires the Defense Department to notify Congress and GAO before making payments to contractors that have been questioned by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and prohibits DOD from making these payments until 10 days after Congress and GAO are notified. Also requires the Secretary of Defense to make publicly available a list of contractor costs that have been identified as unjustified, unsupported, questioned, or unreasonable under any contract, task or delivery order, or subcontract.

DeLauro (CT)

#58

Requires the Defense Department to provide for an in-person mental health screening of troops returning from a combat theater by a qualified mental health professional.  Also requires the Defense Department to initiate a mental health awareness campaign among members of the Armed Forces and their dependents, with a special focus on reducing the stigma associated with mental health services.

Dent (PA)

#64

(LATE)  Amends Title XIV to ensure that the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security work together as a part of a Homeland Defense-Homeland Security Technology Transfer Consortium to accelerate the transfer of viable DoD technologies to enhance the homeland security capabilities of Federal, State, and local first responders.

Dent (PA)

#91

(WITHDRAWN)  (LATE)  Amends Title XIV to ensure that the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security work together as a part of a Homeland Defense-Homeland Security Technology Transfer Consortium to accelerate the transfer of viable DOD technologies to enhance the homeland security capabilities of Federal, State, and local first responders.

Dingell (MI)

#92

(LATE)  Suspend the collection of any debt incurred by a service member that was received as a result of active duty service by the DOD until recommendations are made on how to eliminate problems resulting by record keeping errors, or debts caused by service in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

Farr (CA)

#1

(WITHDRAWN)  Creates a pilot project to determine how to provide golf carts that are accessible for disabled persons who are eligible to use military golf courses in the United States. The pilot would require at least two accessible golf carts at each pilot project location, one of which must be in the DC area. The Department of Defense must promote the availability of such golf carts to complement the information awareness campaign by military treatment facilities.

Franks (AZ)

#27

Makes certain findings concerning humanitarian support for Iraqi children in urgent need of medical care. Authorizes, within the amount provided in section 301 for Operation and Maintenance, $1 million for DoD support of the Peace Through Health Care Initiative, and reduces by $1 million the amount provided for Budget Activity 4.

Gohmert (TX)

#11

(REVISED) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Army should consider conveying the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Marshall, Texas to the Marshall-Harrison County Veterans Association for the purpose of erecting a veterans memorial, creating a park, and converting the present building to veterans museum to recognize and honor the accomplishments of our Armed Forces.   

Goode (VA)

#68

(LATE)  Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, to assist the Department of Homeland Security (upon its request) in the performance of border protection functions. 

Granger (TX)

#12

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to: (1) make an emergency adjustment in the rates of the basic allowance for housing in a particular military housing area in response to a sudden increase in energy costs resulting from higher charges for utilities or other causes; or (2) make an emergency adjustment in the cost-of-living allowance and establish temporary high cost areas during a fiscal year in response to a sudden increase in gasoline prices in an area.  Allows such increase to remain in effect for up to six months. Requires the Secretary to notify Congress of such an adjustment and the reasons for such adjustment.

Gutknecht (MN)/Kline (MN)/Peterson (MN)/Ramstad (MN)/Oberstar (MN)/McCollum (MN)/Kennedy (MN)/Sabo (MN)

#28

Sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Army should promptly correct the pay inequity in its assignment incentive pay system. Depending on method of call to active duty, some Guardsmen and Reservists serving in the same unit in Iraq and Afghanistan will be eligible for assignment incentive pay ($1,000 extra per month) after reaching 730 days on active duty, while others will not. The Army must submit to Congress within 30 days after enactment a report specifying how many soldiers, both active and reserve, were affected by this pay disparity and proposed remedies or courses of action to correct the inequity.

Hart (PA)

#20

(WITHDRAWN)  Conveys 11.15 acres of land from the North Hills Army Reserve in Allison Park, Pennsylvania to the North Allegheny School District for the purpose of education, recreational and parking facilities.

Hayes (NC)

#47

(WITHDRAWN)  Requires a Department of Defense study focusing on retention within the Special Operations Command. The report would include costs of training, how much has been invested in the average SOF operator after two deployments, an estimate of when each component will be close to 90% of the authorized strength mentioned in the most recent QDR, and what percentage of SOF forces has accumulated over 48 months of Hostile Fire Pay, and what percentage has accumulated over 60 months of Hostile Fire Pay.  

Honda (CA)

#61

(LATE)  Amends Section 503(c) of title 10 to require military recruiters to secure parental permission before accessing private records of secondary school students. Strikes provisions in Section 503(c) that require the Secretary of Defense to communicate to the Secretary of Education and Congressional committees and members a list of those schools that refuse to provide access to private student information without prior parental consent.

Hooley (OR)

#74

(LATE)  Modifies the calculation of back pay for persons who were approved for promotion as members of the Navy and Marine Corps while interned as prisoners of war during World War II to take into account changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Hooley (OR)/DeFazio (OR)/Wu (OR)/Blumenauer (OR)

#78

(LATE)  Authorizes the Army and the National Guard Bureau to contract with a United States contractor to perform the RESET of the CH–47 helicopters assigned to the Nevada and Oregon National Guard in order to reduce the non-operational rate of their CH–47 fleet.

Hostettler (IN)

#40

(REVISED) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to prescribe regulations under which the Chief may award a fellowship for the study of history of the militia and National Guard to eligible persons.

Hostettler (IN)

#41

(2nd REVISION) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations under which the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict may award a fellowship to eligible persons.

Hoyer (MD)/Udall (CO)/Gordon (TN)

#57

Boosts alternative energy and advanced power technology programs at the Department of Defense, establishes an Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) within the U.S. Department of Energy modeled after the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and requires the Secretary of Defense report to Congress on the strategic implications to the nation's national and energy security of the nation's increasing reliance on foreign energy supplies, esp. those from increasingly unstable regions of the world. Would require the Secretary to report on the deployment of flex-fueled and alternatively fueled vehicles across all department services so as to prioritize the installation of alternative fuels infrastructure and maximize the use of alternative fuels in vehicles purchased to meet the agency's fleet requirements under EPACT. Funds to authorize these projects would come from redirection of excess missile defense program funds.

Hunter (CA)

#86

(REVISED)  (LATE)  Manager's Amendment. Adds a section to add $4M for Call for Fire Trainer/Joint fires and Effects Trainer with an offset of $4M from Joint Tactical Radio System.  Adds a section to add $6M to the Air Force Science Engineering Lab Data Integration with and offset of $6M from Information and Communications Technology PE 062301E.  Adds an exception for the Non-Line of Sight Cannon System from the requirement in section 346 subsection (c). Adds a section requiring the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on means to improve retention of members of the special operations forces.  Strikes and replaces Section 662 requiring the Secretary of Defense to conduct a pilot project for disabled persons accessible golf carts at military golf courses.  Incorporates a technical correction to the TRICARE effective dates in section 704 and 709 of the bill.  Adds section conveying Army Reserve Center land in Allison Park, PA, to the local school district. Strikes sections 2853, 2854, 2855.

Israel (NY)

#23

H.R.5122, as reported by the HASC, contains the language that “Each chaplain shall have the prerogative to pray according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience, except as must be limited by military necessity, with any such limitation being imposed in the least restrictive manner feasible.” The attached amendment supports that language, but adds that chaplains should behave with sensitivity to those around them.

Jackson-Lee (TX)

#48

(REVISED)  Expresses the Sense of Congress that all fallen soldiers arriving on American soil should have immediate appropriate public honors unless the family members decide otherwise.

Jackson-Lee (TX)

#49

(REVISED)  Expresses the Sense of Congress that the redeployment of soldiers to a war zone should be limited to two redeployments unless there is a Congressional Declaration of War.

Jackson-Lee (TX)

#50

(REVISED)  Clarifies the factors that must be taken into consideration when recalling a reservist to service to include the frequency of assignment over the duration of a reservist's career.

Jackson-Lee (TX)

#51

(REVISED)  Provides that forensic examinations following a sexual assault or domestic violence shall be provided under TRICARE when requested.

Jindal (LA)

#96

(LATE)  Requires the Secretary of Defense in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a plan of the use of units and personnel of regular components of the Armed Forced when wide-scale military support is requested by a State or ordered by the President in response to a catastrophic incident or disaster.

Jindal (LA)

#97

(LATE)  Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security and State governments to develop detailed operational plans regarding the use of the Armed Forces to support activities of civil authorities, known as Defense Support to Civil Authorities missions.

Jindal (LA)

#98

(LATE)  Grants the Secretary of Defense the authority for pre-positioning of pre-packaged or pre-identified basic response assets, such as helicopters, boats, medical supplies, personnel, food and water, and communication equipment, at various locations in the United States in order to improve the DODs response to natural disasters and national emergencies.

Jindal (LA)

#99

(LATE)  Requires the Secretary of Defense to direct the Commander of the United States Northern Command to coordinate as necessary with the Director of the National Guard Bureau to expand the National Guard presence at the command and to integrate National Guard Bureau officials into the planning, training, and exercising of that command and the response by that command to an incident of national significance.

Johnson, Sam (TX)/Hoyer (MD)

#62

(LATE)  Reflects the text of H.R. 3476, a bill sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer with 104 cosponsors to date, which would grant the Korean War Veterans Association a Federal charter. The Korean War Veterans Association is the only fraternal veterans association in our nation devoted exclusively to Korean War veterans. Adopting this amendment would express, at no cost to the government, our appreciation of the sacrifices made by Korean War veterans and afford the association the same status as other major veteran organizations. Despite a supposed “moratorium” on granting federal charters by the House Judiciary Committee since the early 1990’s, at least two Federal charters dedicated to veterans, the Air Force Sergeants Association in 1997, and the Fleet Reserve Association in 1996, have been approved by Congress and signed by the President. 

Kucinich (OH)/Hinchey (NY)

#43

Prohibits funds from being used for unauthorized publicity or propaganda purposes and defines "publicity or propaganda."

Kucinich (OH)/Honda (CA)

#44

Sense of Congress on the investigation of Corporal Pat Tillman's death.

Kucinich (OH)/Shays (CT)

#45

Authorizes a $15 million research program for Gulf War veterans’ illnesses suggested by the recommendations of the Congressionally mandated 2004 VA Report, “Scientific Progress in Understanding Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses: Report and Recommendations.”

Lee (CA)

#38

(WITHDRAWN)  Makes it the policy of the U.S. not to authorize the use of force against Iran unless defending against imminent or actual attack upon the U.S.

Lee (CA)/Allen (ME)

#39

Makes it the policy of the U.S. not to enter into any base agreement with the Government of Iraq that would lead to a long-term or permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq.

Lewis (KY)

#26

Would provide that no more than 20% of a uniformed service member’s paycheck can be garnished in a single pay period to recover overpayments that have occurred through no fault of the servicemember. Would also provide a 90-day grace period before overpayment recovery can begin from servicemembers who are wounded or injured, or who incur an illness, in a combat operation or combat zone.

Lynch (MA)

#15

Directs the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Defense Contract Audit Agency, to review any Department of Defense Iraq reconstruction or troop support contract involving any contractor, subcontractor, or federal officer or employee that has been indicted or convicted for fraud or any other violation of federal law with respect to another such contract. Directs the Secretary to complete the review and submit a report on its results to Congress within 180 days of enactment.

Markey (MA)

#2

Prohibits funds authorized under this bill to be used for transferring or rendering persons being held or in the custody of the Department of Defense or any agency or official of the Department to a country where: 1) torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment are commonly used; 2) the person is likely to be transferred to another country which is likely to torture them or subject them to other forms of cruel or inhuman treatment. Generally restricts the use or reliance or diplomatic assurances as the basis for such renditions, transfers, or returns of persons to such countries.

Matheson (UT)

#85

(LATE)  Changes the criteria for Montgomery GI Bill eligibility to "at least two years of cumulative active duty over a period of five continuous years."  It is retroactive to September 11, 2001 and would apply to individuals activated between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2006.  It does not change current Reservist benefits.

Matheson (UT)

#90

(LATE)  Requires DoD to conduct a comprehensive review of new equipment required to meet the needs of the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve in order to recover from the current operational requirements.

McDermott (WA)/Shays (CT)

#87

(LATE)  Directs the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to conduct a comprehensive study of the health effects of exposure to depleted uranium munitions.

McGovern (MA)

#84

(LATE)  Offers H.R. 1217, the Latin America Training Review Act, as an amendment to H.R. 5122.  The amendment would suspend operations of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation for the period while: (1) a bipartisan joint congressional task force assesses the education and training needs appropriate for the DOD to provide to military personnel from Latin American nations; and (2) an independent commission investigates activities at the former U.S. Army's School of the Americas and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation that may have violated international law or U.S. law.

Mica (FL)

#7

(REVISED) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should provide compensation to American veterans who were captured while in service to the United States Armed Forces on the peninsula of Bataan or the island of Corregidor, survived the Bataan Death March during World War II, and have not received previous compensation provided to other prisoners of war.

Michaud (ME)/Ryan (OH)

#14

Ensures that emergency contraception is available at all military health care facilities. Emergency contraception is currently included in the Uniform Formulary, a list of drugs that may be included at military health care facilities. The amendment would include emergency contraception on the Basic Core Formulary, a list of drugs that must be included at all military health care facilities.

Millender-McDonald (CA)

#25

(REVISED) Calls for the Secretary of Defense to include as part of the 2006 update to the Mobility Capability Study a comprehensive analysis of future airlift and sealift mobility requirements. The study will examine both the strategic and intra-theater mobility requirements with full consideration of all aspects of the National Security Strategy, and will analyze low, medium, and high risk alternatives.  The new analysis must be delivered to Congress by February 1, 2007.

Musgrave (CO)

#42

Prohibits the condemnation of private property or eminent domain authority to be used to expand the U.S. Army’s Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

Rohrabacher (CA)

#19

Establishes a Center for Entrepreneurial Space Access within the Air Force Research Laboratory's Air Vehicles Directorate to ensure cooperation between DoD and the U.S. entrepreneurial space transportation industry to develop increased capability in the operationally responsive space area in a competitive environment.

Ryan (OH)

#33

(REVISED) Authorizes $5 million for the High Altitude Airship (HAA) Program.  The HAA is designed to be an uninhabited, long-endurance, platform for carrying forward based sensors and a wide range of other BMD payloads that will enable continuous over-horizon communication. The HAA will also provide wide area surveillance and protection without interruption or the risk associated with manned aircraft. Offsets $5 million from the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS).  

Salazar (CO)

#82

(WITHDRAWN) (REVISED) (LATE)  Expresses the Sense of Congress that when chemical munitions or processed chemical munitions are proposed for disposal at a remote location a process similar to that used for selecting and approving military base closures and realignments should be used to determine the destination of transported chemical munitions materials.

Schakowsky (IL)

#8

(REVISED) Provides for additional oversight and accountability of Department of Defense contractors deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It would make retroactive DOD regulations for contractors issued in October 2005, on previously issued contracts, upon any option extension.  It would implement a policy for conducting comprehensive background checks on foreign nationals hired by contractors operating outside the United States.  It would also require a DOD Inspector General report on contractor overcharges, and require that there are sufficient contracting officers assigned to oversee and monitor contacts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Schiff (CA)

#21

(REVISED) Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a series of regular reports on the threat to American personnel posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), as well as action being taken to interdict IEDs and to develop more effective active and passive countermeasures. First report would be due 30 days after enactment, with subsequent reports every 90 days thereafter. Reports would be unclassified, with a classified annex if necessary.

Shays (CT)/Maloney (NY)

#36

Allows servicewomen who are victims of rape or incest to obtain publicly funded abortion services.

Shays (CT)/Cooper (TN)

#37

Offers the Sense of Congress that the President’s requests for funding for ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq after fiscal year 2007 should be included in the annual budget.

Simmons (CT)/Davis, Tom (VA)/Davis, Jo Ann (VA)

#81

(LATE)  Prevents DoD from revoking expired security clearances from defense contractors until an investigation moratorium and backlog is eliminated. Does not change the security clearance investigation process or prevent the department from revoking security clearances for national security purposes.

Skelton (NO)

#4

Seeks to reduce co-pays for military families from the proposed $6 for generic and $16 for brand pharmaceuticals back to the current cost shares of $3 and $9, respectively.  Military beneficiaries would be eligible for a refund of the difference between $3 and $6, and $9 and $16.  The Secretary of Defense is required to establish regulations to provide for such refund by October 1, 2006, and the refund will program will be effective for fiscal year 2007.  Authorizes $290 million for this program.

Slaughter (NY)

#79

(REVISED)  (LATE)  Requires the Department of Defense to include the number of disciplinary actions as part of the annual report on sexual assault in the military.

Stupak (MI)

#65

(LATE)  Extends disability coverage to cadets who de-enlisted from the military in order to attend one of the military academies in the years 2000-2004. 

Stupak (MI)

#66

(LATE)  Authorizes a $15 million dollar grant program for physical improvements at certain airports.  The amendment would allow the Secretary to issue grants to former military bases now operating as general aviation or reliever airports, if those airports are involved in operations which support the objectives of the Department of Defense. 

Stupak (MI)

#67

(LATE)  Offers a one-time bonus of $1,500 to each member of the Armed Forces who has served or is serving in a combat zone in Iraq or Afghanistan.  Includes reservists as well as regular military; requires that the service in question be designated as “honorable” by the Secretary. 

Tanner (TN)

#13

Expresses a Sense of Congress that the Army should continue to evaluate and consider the potential benefits of converting to six-month deployments for members of the Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserves in connection with service in Iraq and Afghanistan, including potential impacts on the reduced deployment periods on soldier morale, recruiting and retention, readiness, and military operations. Requires the Secretary of the Army to submit a report to Congress containing: 1) The results of any studies conducted on soldiers and families regarding reduced deployment periods in Iraq and Afghanistan; 2) The Army's potential plans for the implementation of such reduced deployment periods; and 3) A discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with implementation of such reduced deployment times.

Taylor (MS)

#34

(REVISED) Requires the Department of Defense to equip 100% of U.S. military vehicles operated in Iraq and Afghanistan outside of military compounds with IED jammers by the end of FY07.  Funding would be authorized from funds contained in title XV (bridge fund). Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to the Congressional defense committees no later than December 15, 2006 with the plan and cost to achieve this.

Thompson (CA)

#29

Sense of Congress that the United States should not attempt to control the flow of Iraqi oil.

Tierney (MA)/Leach (IA)

#6

Establishes a select committee to study, among other things, the bidding, contracting, and auditing standards in the issuance of government contracts to conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq; the oversight procedures and forms of payment and safeguards against money laundering; the accountability of contractors and government officials involved in procurement; and the allocation of contracts to foreign companies and small businesses.

Tierney (MA)/Holt (NJ)

#59

Restructures the missile defense program to be consistent with a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) alternative proposal. Prohibits the deployment of: 1) Ground-Based Midcourse Defense beyond the authorized systems; and 2) any space-based interceptors; and reduces the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) $9.3 billion budget by $4.747 billion so as to still enable the MDA to focus on research and development as well as testing and upgrades to current systems.

Udall (CO)

#24

Increases funding for alternative energy and advanced power technology programs at the Department of Defense.

Waters (CA)

#72

(LATE)  Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, veterans service organizations, American Psychiatric Association and other relevant groups, to develop a stronger screening process for determining whether members of the Armed Forces returning from a deployment have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to submit to Congress a report on the screening process, including a description of the revisions in the screening process. Authorizes up to $15 million for the Department of Defense for purposes of providing treatment of post traumatic stress disorder to members of the Armed Forces on active duty.

Waters (CA)

#73

(LATE)  Freezes funds provided in section 1507 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide, until the Secretary of Defense transmits to Congress each semiannual report required under the following provisions of law to be submitted before the date of the enactment of this Act and that as of that date has not been submitted: Section 1024(c) of title I of division A of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 6 Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 109–13; 119 Stat. 253; 10 U.S.C. 113 note).

Waxman (CA)

#63

(LATE)  Provides whistleblower protection to national security employees.

Weiner (NY)

#22

Requires the DoD to reimburse any City, County or State Government for days of work lost when first responders, who are reservists, are called up for active duty.

Weldon (PA)

#60

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should cooperate with Russia on missile defense. Cites two specific examples of possible avenues of cooperation: 1) testing specific elements of the Missile Defense Agency’s detection and tracking equipment through the use of Russian target missiles; and 2) providing early warning radar to the Missile Defense Agency by using Russian radar data.

Woolsey (CA)

#18

Expresses the Sense of Congress that as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, the President should present to the congressional defense committees a plan for the return of the members of the U.S. Armed Forces.