Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Senate amendment to H.R. 22 - Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 – NON-Transportation Amendments

NON-Transportation Amendments

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Nov 3, 2015 7:13 PM

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Barton (TX), Cuellar (TX), McCaul (TX), Flores (TX)

#81

LATE Repeals section 103 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Barton (TX), Cuellar (TX), McCaul (TX), Flores (TX)

#93

LATE REVISED Repeals restrictions on the export of crude oil and includes provisions of HR 702 as passed by the House.

Blumenauer (OR)

#24

Raises federal gas and diesel taxes by fifteen cents over a three year period and index both to inflation.

Burgess (TX)

#85

LATE REVISED Modifies and add certain provisions to the Senate amendments dealing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cárdenas , Tony (CA)

#83

LATE REVISED Creates a non-monetary award for veteran friendly businesses under the Department of Transportation.

Clawson (FL)

#4

Changes the proportion of Export-Import Bank programs that go to small businesses from 25 percent to 100 percent.

Cummings (MD)

#23

WITHDRAWN Requires submission of a report and implementation of a research study on technologies for identifying track defects to improve rail safety

DeFazio (OR)

#2

Indexes the gasoline and diesel fuel tax to highway construction cost inflation and fuel efficiency (Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards) and deposits the revenues in the Highway Trust Fund.

Delaney (MD), Hanna (NY), Garamendi (CA), Welch (VT), Yoho (FL)

#80

LATE Replaces the Offset title of the underlying bill with the bipartisan Infrastructure 2.0 Act which uses revenues from international tax reform to add $120B to the Highway Trust Fund over 6 years, and creates the American Infrastructure Fund, capitalized with $50B to provide low-cost financing to states and local municipalities for infrastructure projects of their choosing in the categories of transportation, energy, water, communications and educational facilities. This $170B comes from doing a “deemed repatriation” of existing untaxed overseas corporate cash at a reduced 8.75% rate.

DeSantis (FL)

#87

SUBSTITUTE LATE Empowers States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs, and for other purposes.

Farenthold (TX)

#25

Prohibits reclassification under the 2008 EPA air quality standard and sanctions for failure to attain the 2008 standard.

Foster (IL)

#33

Requires the Department of Transportation to issue an annual report detailing how the funds authorized in the bill are divided among the states and the sources of those amounts. It would also require the Internal Revenue Service to submit an annual report to Congress detailing the tax burden of each state.

Foxx (NC)

#88

LATE WITHDRAWN Makes performance assessments for the Frontline Workforce Development Program consistent with assessments currently in place for similar programs authorized through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.

Garamendi (CA)

#35

Raises the revenue needed to bring the authorization levels of the bill up to GROW America Act levels through a one-time 14% tax on the accumulated earnings of U.S. multinational corporations. Remaining revenue would go to the General Fund.

Garrett (NJ)

#14

Creates a private cause of action for any individual or business to sue the Export-Import Bank for damages if the individual or business can demonstrate that the Export-Import Bank's activities have financially harmed that individual or business. Protects minority- and female-owned businesses by allowing a cause of action if the individual or business has experienced a one percent decrease in business transactions as a result of the bank's financing of a competitor, as opposed to a five percent decrease in transactions threshold for other businesses.

Goodlatte (VA), Marino (PA)

#42

REVISED Assigns to the Executive Director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council power to authorize extensions of permitting timetables, up to a total of fifty percent of the time specified in an original timetable, and to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget the power to authorize any additional extensions, subject to requirements to consult with the permit applicant and report to Congress, and makes further improvements to further streamline administrative procedures for permit review.

Gosar (AZ)

#53

WITHDRAWN Strikes section 21009 to eliminate the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Program and prevents a new federal program that provides grants for clunkers.

Gosar (AZ)

#54

REVISED Requires contracts which are subject to prevailing wage requirements to be calculated using statistically accurate surveys from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gosar (AZ)

#67

REVISED Requires Department of Transportation contracts which are subject to prevailing wage requirements to be calculated using statistically accurate surveys from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gosar (AZ)

#68

WITHDRAWN This amendment would prohibit the use of federal funds to provide alcohol free of charge on a route operated by Amtrak.

Gosar (AZ)

#69

Removes the Administrator of the EPA from list of individuals who shall designate a council member to the Federal Permitting Improvement council in Section 61002 FEDERAL PERMITTING IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL.

Gosar (AZ)

#70

WITHDRAWN Strikes section 21019 and keep the Federal Transit Administrator at the current pay level and prohibit an 8.6% raise.

Gosar (AZ)

#71

WITHDRAWN Strikes section 52107 to eliminate the Special Compliance Personnel Program, a new program that hires new IRS employees, provides them with benefits and pays for their travel.

Grijalva (AZ)

#91

LATE Strikes Title LXI of Division F.

Grijalva (AZ), Dingell (MI), Gallego (AZ), Tsongas (MA), Cartwright (PA), Bordallo (GU), Huffman (CA)

#108

LATE Permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Heck, Denny (WA)

#31

Strikes the Senate language cutting the dividend rate by 3/4 and replaces it with language cutting the paid-in shares outstanding by 3/4. Has the effect of redeeming 3/4 of the existing paid-in stock in the Federal Reserve Banks.

Hensarling (TX)

#86

LATE REVISED This amendment provides regulatory relief to facilitate capital formation and to ensure greater consumer access to financial products and services. The amendment also provides for certain reforms concerning mint operations and housing.

Hill (AR)

#105

LATE Provides a four-month grace period for businesses that are working in good faith to comply with a new 1,888-page rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that went into effect Oct. 4.

Huelskamp (KS)

#90

LATE Repeals in full the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Issa (CA)

#20

Provides for reforms of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Jenkins (KS), Roskam (IL), Paulsen (MN)

#6

WITHDRAWN Repeals language which directs the Secretary of the Treasury to modify appropriate regulations to provide that the maximum extension for the returns of employee benefit plans filing Form 5500 shall be an automatic 3 1/2 month period (rather than current 2 1/2 month extension period).

Johnson, Hank (GA), Grijalva (AZ)

#26

Strikes from the bill section 61007, which, among other things, bars all legal claims unless filed within two years by a party that submitted a sufficiently-detailed comment during the environmental-review process, or a party that lacked a reasonable opportunity to submit a comment during the environmental-review process.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

#72

Directs the Sec. of Transportation to prescribe a motor vehicle safety standard requiring commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems, which should alert the driver of the obstacle and if possible mitigate or avert collision.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

#76

Requires the Administrator of the FMCA to incorporate by reference the safety standards of CVSA.

Kinzinger (IL)

#43

Requires auto parts suppliers and manufacturers provide specific information to the Secretary to further compliance of Section 30120(j) of Title 49. Information shall be made available on a public website and through databases to ensure defective auto parts are removed from the supply chain and can be tracked if a recall is ordered.

Kinzinger (IL)

#92

LATE WITHDRAWN Creates an Advisory Committee on the Export-Import Bank that would submit an annual report to Congress and the Board of Directors of the Bank to recommend improvements in how the bank conducts business, procedures, and operations of the bank.

Levin, Sander (MI), McDermott (WA), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Roybal-Allard (CA)

#27

Modifies the provision indexing Customs User Fees to inflation to ensure that the funds raised by indexing would go into the Customs User Fee Account.

Lewis, John (GA), Levin, Sander (MI), Van Hollen (MD), Rangel (NY), McDermott (WA), Becerra (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Sánchez, Linda (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Crowley (NY)

#1

Strikes sections 52106 and 52107 of the underlying legislation relating to outsourcing the collection of outstanding tax liabilities from the IRS to private, for-profit companies.

Luetkemeyer (MO)

#21

Exempts financial institutions from the requirement to send an annual privacy notice on each account if that institution had no change in its privacy policies or information sharing policies. This language has passed the House in three previous Congresses, and would eliminate confusion among consumers.

Luetkemeyer (MO)

#22

Requires the Financial Stability Oversight Council to make systemically important financial institution (SIFI) determinations based on a series of criteria rather than on asset size alone.

Maloney, Sean (NY), Dold (IL), Blumenauer (OR), King, Peter (NY), McGovern (MA), Lance (NJ), Lipinski (IL), Hultgren (IL), Zeldin (NY), Quigley (IL), Comstock (VA)

#73

Raises the amount of pretax dollars that public transportation customers can use to pay for their commuting costs to $235 from the currently allotted $130 and sets the parking cost deduction at $235.

Marino (PA)

#107

LATE Reauthorizes commercial vehicle traffic, pursuant to specified requirements and exceptions, on US Highway 209, a federally owned road within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

McCaul (TX), Cuellar (TX), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Perlmutter (CO)

#77

LATE Repeals the crude oil export ban and transfers revenue increases to the highway trust fund.

Meehan (PA)

#74

Modifies language in the underlying legislation related to the indexing of customs user fees to inflation for commercial airline passengers.

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#37

Amends Section 32903 of Title 49 to harmonize EPA and NHTSA standards by extending the life of a CAFE credit from 5 years to 10 years.

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#38

Directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to establish a program allowing low volume motor vehicle manufacturers to produce a limited number of vehicles annually within a regulatory system that addresses the unique safety and financial issues associated with limited production, and to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to allow low volume motor vehicle manufacturers to install engines from vehicles that have been issued certificates of conformity.

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#39

Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that in promulgating regulations any preference or incentive provided to electric vehicles is also provided to natural gas vehicles.

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#40

Amends title 49, United States Code, to provide an alternative measurement of the fuel economy for any dual fueled automobile that is capable of operating on natural gas.

Mullin, Markwayne (OK)

#41

Amends Section 32903 of Title 49 to allow additional credits to be transferred by a manufacturer between its “truck” fleet and “car” fleet.

Mulvaney (SC)

#55

Limits Export-Import Bank authorizations to countervailing purposes in order to meet competition from foreign export credit agencies.

Mulvaney (SC)

#56

Requires Export-Import Bank authorizations above $10 million to be contingent on at least two denials of similar assistance from the private sector. Stipulates penalties for making false claims when seeking Bank assistance.

Mulvaney (SC)

#57

Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance unless the Secretary of State certifies that a country has taken sufficient measures to ensure the rights of religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, the disabled, and free media.

Mulvaney (SC)

#58

Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance involving countries that refuse to recognize the state of Israel.

Mulvaney (SC)

#59

Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance involving companies whose chief executive officer or comparable executive is compensated in excess of 100 times more than the median American worker.

Mulvaney (SC)

#60

Prohibits Export-Import Bank authorizations involving countries with a sovereign wealth fund of over $100 billion.

Mulvaney (SC)

#61

WITHDRAWN Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance involving companies that fund Planned Parenthood directly or through third-party organizations.

Mulvaney (SC)

#62

Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance involving entities that conduct business with Iran.

Mulvaney (SC)

#63

Requires fair value accounting at the Export-Import Bank in order to more accurately reflect market risk.

Mulvaney (SC)

#64

Reduces taxpayer exposure by removing Treasury guarantees for losses at the Export-Import Bank and removes borrowing authority from the Treasury.

Mulvaney (SC)

#65

Limits taxpayer exposure by ensuring diversification of industries and companies at the Export-Import Bank.

Murphy, Patrick (FL), Cohen (TN)

#110

LATE Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.

Neugebauer (TX), Huizenga (MI)

#34

REVISED Executes a liquidation of the Federal Reserve surplus account and remittance of funds to the U.S. Treasury. The amendment also dissolves the existence of the surplus account on a go-forward basis. Finally, the amendment ensures future net earnings of the Federal Reserve, in excess of dividend paid, are remitted to the U.S. Treasury.

Neugebauer (TX)

#36

Replaces the current single director leadership structure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and replace it with a five person bipartisan commission. The amendment is offset by executing a one-time draw on the Federal Reserve capital surplus account.

Pallone (NJ)

#109

LATE Repeals Section 301 in Title III of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.

Palmer (AL)

#52

Appropriates to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) amounts equivalent to 20 % of the amounts received by the U.S. as royalties for the production of oil or gas on Federal lands, including submerged lands, that is exported from the United States. The amounts appropriated to the HTF shall be available only for making expenditures for the construction or maintenance of roads or bridges.

Pearce (NM)

#84

REVISED Strikes the section of the bill that authorizes the sale of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). To pay for this, the amendment prevents the transfer of $10,000,000,000 from the treasury to the Mass Transit Account in the highway trust fund.

Perry (PA), Mulvaney (SC)

#28

Increases by 5% each fiscal year for four years, the percent amount that Ex/Im should make available for small businesses. If they do not comply, they are barred for issuing any loans over $100,000,000.

Peters, Scott (CA)

#78

LATE WITHDRAWN Establishes a three year program to demonstrate and measure the feasibility of replacing Federal taxes on motor vehicle fuels with a mileage-based user fee on motor vehicle travel.

Pompeo (KS)

#19

Directs GAO to conduct a study on how much non-commercial jet fuel tax revenue, paid for by business and general aviation, is diverted to the Highway Trust Fund due to the “fuel fraud” tax.

Reichert (WA)

#89

LATE REVISED Modifies general fund transfer and revenue provisions to reflect legislation enacted into law subsequent to Senate passage.

Renacci (OH), Ribble (WI), Pascrell (NJ), Lipinski (IL), Amodei (NV), Hanna (NY), Capuano (MA), Barletta (PA), Quigley (IL), Rangel (NY), Welch (VT)

#5

REVISED Establishes a bipartisan, bicameral task force to provide a recommendation to Congress on how to balance the Highway Trust Fund long term. If Congress fails to act on these recommendations by December 31, 2018, or balance the Trust Fund through other mechanisms, the Secretary of Treasury will raise the tax on various excise taxes on motor fuels to the appropriate level to fund the outlying years for the 10 year budget window of 2016-2025.

Rice (SC)

#94

LATE Provides for a revenue neutral increase to current motor fuels taxes which is offset with an income tax credit. Motor fuels taxes would be increased by 10 cents, indexed to inflation, and offset with a $130 income tax credit.

Rothfus (PA)

#8

Prohibits the Export Import Bank from providing a guarantee or extending credit to a foreign borrower in connection with the export of goods or services by a U.S. company unless the U.S. company guarantees repayment of, and pledges collateral in an amount sufficient to cover, a percentage of the amount provided by the Bank and makes that guarantee senior to any other obligation. The amendment provides an exception to this requirement for small businesses.

Rothfus (PA)

#12

Prohibits the Export Import Bank from providing a guarantee or extending credit to a foreign borrower unless the borrower pledges collateral in an amount equal to, or a foreign government guarantees the repayment of, the full amount of the guarantee or credit provided by the Bank.

Rothfus (PA)

#13

Prohibits the Export Import Bank from guaranteeing, insuring, or extending credit in connection with the purchase or lease of any product by a person in a foreign country that does not meet, or is not making significant efforts to meet, the standards in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act or is designated, or is recommended for such designation by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, as a country of particular concern for religious freedom.

Royce (CA)

#66

Prohibits Export-Import Bank assistance to state-sponsors of terrorism. The current prohibition under the Foreign Assistance Act is subject to low threshold waivers by the President.

Rush (IL)

#75

Amends 49 USC 32903 to add additional civil penalties for fuel economy credits obtained fraudulently through a practice that violates Corporate Average Fuel Economy Act or Title II of the Clean Air Act.

Schakowsky (IL)

#29

Requires auto manufacturers to remedy vehicles subject to a recall regardless of the length of ownership. Currently, auto manufacturers are not required to remedy vehicles owned for more than 10 years.

Schakowsky (IL)

#32

Improves quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, NHTSA, and consumers.

Schakowsky (IL)

#44

Requires NHTSA to conduct research into safety technologies to reduce injury or death in rear seat area of cars and to develop a rulemaking to enhance rear seat safety based on that research. In the absence of a rulemaking, a report must be submitted to Congress explaining that decision.

Schakowsky (IL)

#45

Eliminates NHTSA regional recalls, under which recalls can be limited to specific states and territories. Allows NHTSA to prioritize recalls in regions most impacted by safety vulnerabilities in conducting future recalls.

Schakowsky (IL)

#46

Improves the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale.

Schakowsky (IL)

#47

Requires NHTSA to conduct research into safety technologies to reduce pedestrian injury or death and to develop a rulemaking to enhance pedestrian safety based on that research. In the absence of a rulemaking, a report must be submitted to Congress explaining that decision.

Schakowsky (IL)

#48

Establishes a rule to require auto manufacturers to retain all motor vehicle safety records, including documents, reports, correspondence, or other materials that contain information concerning malfunctions that may be related to motor vehicle safety for at least 20 years.

Schakowsky (IL)

#49

Provides NHTSA the authority to expedite recalls if failure to recall could result in serious injuries or deaths.

Schakowsky (IL)

#50

Prohibits the sale or lease of vehicles subject to recall until the vehicles are remedied. Sellers of less than 10 cars over the previous year are exempted.

Schakowsky (IL)

#51

Improves quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, NHTSA, and consumers. Also Improves the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale.

Schakowsky (IL)

#95

LATE Improves quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, NHTSA, and consumers. Also Improves the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale.

Schakowsky (IL)

#96

LATE Improves the quality and quantity of safety information provided about used cars at point of sale.

Schakowsky (IL)

#97

LATE Establishes a rule to require auto manufacturers to retain all motor vehicle safety records, including documents, reports, correspondence, or other materials that contain information concerning malfunctions that may be related to motor vehicle safety for at least 20 years.

Schakowsky (IL)

#98

LATE Requires NHTSA to conduct research into safety technologies to reduce pedestrian injury or death and to develop a rulemaking to enhance pedestrian safety based on that research. In the absence of a rulemaking, a report must be submitted to Congress explaining that decision.

Schakowsky (IL)

#99

LATE Provides NHTSA the authority to expedite recalls if failure to recall could result in serious injuries or deaths.

Schakowsky (IL)

#100

LATE Prohibits the sale or lease of vehicles subject to recall until the vehicles are remedied. Sellers of less than 10 cars over the previous year are exempted.

Schakowsky (IL)

#101

LATE Eliminates NHTSA regional recalls, under which recalls can be limited to specific states and territories. Allows NHTSA to prioritize recalls in regions most impacted by safety vulnerabilities in conducting future recalls.

Schakowsky (IL)

#102

LATE Requires auto manufacturers to remedy vehicles subject to a recall regardless of the length of ownership. Currently, auto manufacturers are not required to remedy vehicles owned for more than 10 years.

Schakowsky (IL)

#103

LATE Requires NHTSA to conduct research into safety technologies to reduce injury or death in rear seat area of cars and to develop a rulemaking to enhance rear seat safety based on that research. In the absence of a rulemaking, a report must be submitted to Congress explaining that decision.

Schakowsky (IL)

#104

LATE Improves quality and quantity of information shared about vehicle safety issues among auto manufacturers, NHTSA, and consumers.

Schweikert (AZ)

#16

Adds Fair Value Accounting Principles to the EX-IM provision of the underlying bill.

Schweikert (AZ)

#17

Strikes the EX-IM title and replaces it with a recharter eliminating the Full Faith and Credit Guarantee.

Sessions (TX), McDermott (WA)

#30

WITHDRAWN Makes a technical clarification that addresses a drafting oversight in Public Law 113-243 to provide a post-enactment time frame for certain rollovers into IRAs.

Stivers (OH)

#106

LATE WITHDRAWN Extends the authorization of the Export-Import Bank to a period of ten years. Increases loan authorizations for years 6-10 while keeping protections on default rates.

Upton (MI)

#82

LATE Provides for a new a new title that includes sections to improve emergency preparedness for energy supply disruptions, resolve environmental and grid reliability conflicts, enhance critical electric infrastructure security, evaluate the feasibility of a strategic transformer reserve, and establish energy security valuation procedures.

Westmoreland (GA)

#15

Allows companies to appeal their economic harm protest directly to the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors.

Westmoreland (GA)

#18

Strengthens the Export-Import Bank’s economic analysis criteria for transactions over $50 million.

Williams (TX)

#3

Clarifies that only rental car companies whose primary business is renting vehicles are covered by the new requirements in the Senate passed version of H.R. 22.

Young, David (IA)

#9

Requires the agency to include the names and titles of those who participated in a rule making in the publication of that rule.

Young, David (IA)

#10

Requires the agency to disclose information on which a rule is based including data, studies, and cost-benefit analyses to the public.

Young, David (IA)

#11

Requires agency personnel involved in drafting rules and regulations to file financial disclosures.

Zeldin (NY), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Perry (PA), Curbelo (FL), Israel (NY), Blumenauer (OR)

#79

LATE Authorizing private activity bonds to be used for governmental buildings.

Zinke (MT), McKinley (WV), Newhouse (WA)

#7

Dictates that all environmental review processes regarding the construction, operation, or maintenance of a coal export facility must be completed before a permit is approved or denied by an applicable Federal Agency.