Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5325 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 8, 2016 3:28 PM

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Blackburn (TN)

#1

Provides for a one percent across the board cut to the bill’s spending levels. Accounts for the Capitol Police, Architect of the Capitol-Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security, and Office of the Sergeant At Arms shall not be reduced.

Blum (IA), Graham (FL), Gosar (AZ), Ruiz (CA)

#11

Prevents MRA funds from being used for first class flights for members.

Blumenauer (OR)

#9

Requires the Architect of the Capitol to conduct a feasibility study regarding the installation and operation of Capital Bikeshare stations on Capitol Grounds.

Blumenauer (OR)

#10

Requires the Architect of the Capitol to conduct a feasibility study regarding the installation and operation of Capital Bikeshare stations on Capitol Grounds.

Brownley (CA)

#16

Prohibits the use of funds for the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce established pursuant to H. Res. 461.

Castro (TX)

#25

Prohibits funds to be used to restrict the Librarian of Congress from implementing changes to subject headings.

Castro (TX)

#26

Ensures that funds are not used to restrict the Librarian of Congress from implementing changes to subject headings.

Cicilline (RI)

#41

LATE Prohibits funds appropriated in this act from being used in a manner which discriminates against individuals based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Connolly (VA)

#6

Prohibits the use of funds for the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi.

Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ)

#27

Reprograms funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the House of Representatives.

Fleming (LA), Gosar (AZ)

#31

LATE Prohibits the Library of Congress from replacing the heading "Illegal aliens" with "Noncitizens" and "Unauthorized immigration."

Flores (TX), Blackburn (TN), Walker (NC)

#37

LATE REVISED Prohibits funds from being used for the manufacturing of government security credentials by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) for any agency other than Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

Gosar (AZ)

#17

Prohibits any funds for delivering printed copies of the United States House of Representatives Telephone Directory to the office of any Member of the House of Representatives.

Gosar (AZ)

#18

Prohibits any funds for delivering printed copies of the President’s Budget to the office of any Member of the House of Representatives.

Gosar (AZ)

#19

Reduces the authorized level of funding for the operations and maintenance of the House of Representatives to the fiscal year 2016 enacted level.

Gosar (AZ)

#20

Prohibits any funds for a survey of ethnic collections of populations displaced as a result of World War II conflict found throughout the United States.

Gosar (AZ)

#21

Prohibits any funds for the Government Publishing Office to print precheck marketing materials for the Transportation Security Administration.

Grayson (FL)

#13

Expands the list of parties with whom the federal government is prohibited from contracting due to serious misconduct on the part of the contractors.

Hastings, Alcee (FL)

#40

LATE Adjusts for inflation the tax deduction for Members of Congress for living expenses incurred while away from their congressional districts and residing in Washington, D.C.

Jones (NC), Massie (KY)

#5

Prohibits funding for the Office of Former Speaker.

King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ)

#2

Bars employment of those unlawfully present.

King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ)

#3

Empowers Capitol Police to enforce immigration laws.

King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ)

#4

REVISED Provides that no funds may be used to enforce the otherwise lawful carrying of firearms on Capitol Grounds.

King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ)

#8

REVISED Provides that no funds may be used to change the bathroom policy on Capitol Grounds.

Lance (NJ), Quigley (IL)

#14

Strikes provision preventing CRS of LOC from spending funds on publishing material without the material getting specific approval from the Committee on House Administration or Senate Rules.

Lance (NJ), Quigley (IL)

#15

Directs CRS to work with GPO to publish all CRS reports that are available on the CRS website, excluding Member generated and confidential requests.

Maloney, Sean (NY), Peters, Scott (CA), Hanna (NY)

#24

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

McCollum (MN), Schakowsky (IL), Murphy, Patrick (FL)

#7

Prohibits funds in the Act from being used for salaries and expenses of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce established by H. Res. 461.

Meadows (NC)

#28

LATE WITHDRAWN Allows Congressional employees who forgo the parking and metro benefit to seek reimbursements—up to the amount of their unclaimed metro benefit—for commuting expenses spent on ride-sharing services and taxis.

Pearce (NM)

#33

LATE Eliminates funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics and transfers all funding to the LOC's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped program.

Pearce (NM)

#34

LATE Reduces the Office of Congressional Ethics budget to FY16 levels and transfers remaining funds to the deficit reduction account.

Peters, Scott (CA)

#39

LATE Ensures that Member offices provide certain services to constituents by restricting the MRA for offices that do not provide these services.

Pitts (PA)

#30

LATE Prohibits funding for GAO activities related to making appointments to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission after November 30, 2016 unless the Comptroller General establishes a process for ensuring an appropriate balance of political perspectives on the Commission that takes into account an individual commissioner’s (or commissioner candidate's) party registration and political donations to candidates or parties.

Russell (OK)

#36

LATE Prohibits use of funds under this Act to be used to deliver a printed copy of the Federal Register to a Member of the House of Representatives.

Sanford (SC)

#29

LATE Transfers $430,000 from the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development to the spending reduction account.

Smith, Adam (WA)

#23

WITHDRAWN Limits funds provided by this act the payment of salaries and expenses of no more than one employee for any former Speaker in the Office of the Former Speaker.

Speier (CA)

#32

LATE Increases funding for the Sergeant at Arms by $100,000 for additional clearance investigations, and decreases the Office of the Clerk by the same amount.

Takano (CA), Esty (CT), Foster (IL), Lujan (NM)

#22

Appropriates $2.5 million to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), offset from funds from the Architect of the Capitol’s Capital Construction and Operations Account.

Thompson, Bennie (MS)

#38

LATE Prevents funds made available by this Act to be used to display the Mississippi state flag and statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate Colonel J.Z. George.

Wasserman Schultz (FL)

#12

Provides for the restatement of the Library of Congress' existing policy regarding certain Subject Headings.

Welch (VT), Matsui (CA)

#35

LATE Transfers $500,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations account to the Capitol Building and House Office Buildings accounts, appropriating $250,000 to each. This amendment would bring the Capitol and House office buildings into compliance with General Services Administration requirements for federal buildings regarding lactation stations for breastfeeding mothers.