H. Res. 478: H.R. 3219 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018 [Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] (DoD Appropriations Amendments)

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-196 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 233-185 on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

MANAGERS: Slaughter/Newhouse

115th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H. RES. 478

Report No. 115-261

 

H.R. 3219 - Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (Legislative Branch, MilCon-VA, and Energy and Water)

  1. Structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 3219.
  2. Provides that no further general debate shall be in order.
  3. Provides that the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted.
  4. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 4 73. Each further amendment printed in part B of the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  5. Waives all points of order against further amendments printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
  6. Provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer further amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 4 73, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  8. Section 5 provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 27, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for= consideration pursuant to this section.

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after adoption of this resolution the Speaker may , pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 3219) making appropriations for the Department of defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes. The further amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.

Sec. 2. (a) No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in pa1·t B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473.

(b) Each further amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

(c) All points of order against further amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived.

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees, shall not oe subject to amendment except amendments described in section 4 of House Resolution 4 73, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

Sec. 4. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 5. It shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 27, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV. The Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Sponsor

#

Description

Carter, John (TX)

#2

(LATE) (REVISED) Provides $1 ,571 ,239,000 for the Department of Homeland Security to construct physical barriers along the southwest border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and in San Diego, California.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Amendments to Division A (Defense)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#15

Allocates $2 million to provide the Secretary of Defense the flexibility needed for technical assistance by U.S. military women to military women in other countries combating violence as a weapon of war, terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics trafficking.

(10 minutes)

2. Bridenstine (OK)

#34

Increases Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force, by $5 million in order to continue funding for a commercial weather data pilot program. Reduces Operation and Maintenance, Army, by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

3. Lowenthal (CA), Comstock (VA), Ellison (MN), Moulton (MA), Tsongas (MA), Welch (VT)

#110

Increases the STARBASE fifth grade youth STEM education program found in Operations and Maintenance, Defense Wide, Civil Military Programs by $5 million, and to reduce Operations and Maintenance, Army, Other Servicewide Activities by the offsetting amount.

(10 minutes)

4. Collins, Chris (NY), Biggs (AZ)

#48

Increases Air Force RDT&E funding to support qualification testing for next generation strategically radiation hardened microelectronic processors by reducing the Operation and Maintenance, Army account.

(10 minutes)

5. Mast (FL)

#49

Increases Navy RTD&E funds for Cost-Effective  Management of Environmental Regulatory Requirements to FY17 = appropriated level.

(10 minutes)

6. SheaPorter (NH), Kuster, Ann (NH), Cook (CA), Boyle (PA), Keating (MA), Bera (CA),

Carbajal (CA), Larsen, Rick (WA), Kildee (MI)

#4

Provides Department of Defense funding for a health impact study on perfluorinated chemicals, such as PFOA/PFOS, which were used by the military and have contaminated drinking water sources on and near military bases across the country.

(10 minutes)

7. Meehan (PA), Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA), Kildee (MI)

#56

Decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense Wide account and increases the Environmental Restoration, Defense Wide by $1 0 million to allocate funds for the Secretary of Defense to enter into intergovernmental agreements to provide health screenings in communities near formerly used defense sites that have been exposed to perfluorooctanesuflonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid.

(10 minutes)

8. Langevin (RI), Ratcliffe (TX), Correa (CA), Stefanik (NY), Lieu (CA), Rosen (NV), SheaPorter (NH)

#64

(REVISED) Supports the reinvigoration of the DOD Cyber Scholarship Program.

(10 minutes)

9. Lance (NJ), Pascrell (NJ)

#112

Allocates $100,000 in Operation and Maintenance, Defense Wide for the purposes of creating a commendation program for military working dogs and their handlers.

(10 minutes)

10. Suozzi (NY), King, Peter (NY), Cook (CA)

#47

Increases Environmental Restoration, Navy funding by $34,734,000 and decreases Operations and Maintenance, Defense Wide by $34,734,000.

(10 minutes)

11. Napolitano (CA), McKinley (WV), Lowenthal (CA)

#17

Ensures that funding for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and STARBASE is $194,897 million ($169,897 million for Youth ChalleNGe and $25 million for STARBASE).

(10 minutes)

12. Boyle (PA), Meehan

(PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)

#127

(LATE) Increases by $30 million each the Navy  Environmental Restoration Account and the Air Force Environmental Restoration Account for the purpose of remediating perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) drinking water contamination and outreach and engagement with local communities with impacted drinking water systems.

(10 minutes)

13. Grothman (WI)

#120

(LATE) (REVISED) Reduces the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by $30 million and increase the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle account by $30 million.

(10 minutes)

14. Gallagher (WI)

#103

Shifts $26.2M from defense-wide operation and maintenance to support MK -48 torpedo procurement.

(10 minutes)

#15. Hunter (CA), Peters, Scott (CA)

#85

(REVISED) Increases funding for the Marine Corps Procurement by $20M, offset by a $20 million reduction to the O and M, Defense-Wide account to support installation of broadband Satellite communications tech for the Marine Corps MV -22s, under the NOTM-Airborne program.

(10 minutes)

16. Rosen (NV)

#38

Increases funding for Army missile technology by $6,000,000, offset by an equal decrease in Defense-wide operations and maintenance.

(10 minutes)

17. Wilson, Joe (SC)

#70

Increases funding for the medical technology account within the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

18. Shuster (PA)

#51

(REVISED) Provides $20 million to support Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) derived technology for undersea warfare, offset with commensurate funds from the Operation and Maintenance Account, Defense-Wide.

(10 minutes)

19. Soto (FL)

#83

(REVISED) Increases funding for Gulf War illness research under the Defense Health Program by $1 million.

(10 minutes)

20. Soto (FL)

#82

Increases funding for prostate cancer research under the Defense Health Program by $10 million.

(10 minutes)

21. McGovern (MA), McSally (AZ), Jones (NC), LoBiondo (NJ), Shea-Porter (NH)

#99

(REVISED) Increases funding for a program to award competitive grants to nonprofit organizations to assist such organizations in the planning, designing, establishing, or operating of programs to provide service dogs to covered members and veterans.

(10 minutes)

22. Nolan (MN)

#37

Provides an additional $2 million for the Department of Defense's Lung Cancer Research Program and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

23. Delaney (MD), Wagner (MO), Dingell (MI), Young, Don (AK)

#41

Provides for an additional $5 million for the Fisher House Foundation which is offset by an outlay neutral reduction in the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account.

(10 minutes)

24. Knight (CA)

#118

(LATE) Adds $16 million to Aircraft Procurement, Air Force account.

(10 minutes)

25. Jackson Lee (TX)

#16

Reduces funding for Procurement, Defense-Wide, by $10 million and increases funding for Defense Health Programs by a similar amount in order to address breast cancer research.

(10 minutes)

26. Cheney (WY), Bryne (AL)

#144

(LATE) (REVISED) Ensures the Secretary is able to use restoration funds for missile defense requirements resulting from urgent or emergent operational needs.

(10 minutes)

27. Kihuen (NV)

#22

Cuts and restores $6 million of existing funds in order to emphasize the responsibility of the Department of Defense to develop low temperature cascade heat pump technology and product development for advanced environmental control systems.

(10 minutes)

28. Paulsen (MN), Lewis, Jason (MN)

#93

Increases funding for Army Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation to assist the Army in qualifying new medium caliber ammunition rounds.

(10 minutes)

29. Emmer (MN), Bordallo (GU)

#122

(LATE) (REVISED) Allocates an increase of $5 million to Army RDT&E Environmental Quality and Technology for Explosive Ordnance Disposal in cooperation with the Navy for the additional targeted research to demonstrate technology capable of both remotely defeating mines threatening our Naval forces, and remotely demilitarizing underwater munitions without damaging critical habitat.

(10 minutes)

30. Langevin (RI), LoBiondo (NJ)

#63

(REVISED) Supports the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program for environmental and mission resiliency purposes.

(10 minutes)

31. Dunn (FL), Gaetz (FL), Rooney, Francis (FL), Rooney, Tom (FL)

#135

(LATE) Reduces the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force account by $30 million and increases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force to accelerate deployment of Air Force Major Range Test Facility Base (MRTFB) open-air range capabilities in the Eastern Gulf.

(10 minutes)

32. Garamendi (CA), LoBiondo (NJ)

#87

(REVISED) Provides $10 million for the purposes of carrying out a GPS backup technology demonstration.

(10 minutes)

33. Langevin (RI), Lieu (CA)

#65

(REVISED) Supports the Missile Defense Agency’s R&D efforts for directed energy solutions for boost phase missile defense.

(10 minutes)

34. Brown (MD). Adams (NC), Johnson, Hank (GA)

#5

Seeks a funding increase of $4.135 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions with a corresponding decrease of the same amount to Advanced Innovative Analysis and Concepts, in the Research, Development, Test & Eval, Defense-Wide section.

(10 minutes)

35. Speier (CA), Shea-Porter (NH)

#60

Specifies that $25 million appropriated for Defense Health Program research, development, test and evaluation may be used to award grants to medical researchers and universities to support research into early detection of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

(10 minutes)

36. Courtney (CT), Langevin (RI), Wittman (VA)

#43

Amends Section 8010 to provide multiyear authority for up to 13 Virginia class submarines.

(10 minutes)

37. Palazzo (MS), Wittman (VA)

#108

Strikes the limitation on a DDG-51 multiyear procurement authority of “up to 10”.

(10 minutes)

38. Nadler (NY), Cicilline (RI)

#7

Strikes sections 8094 and 8095 relating to the release or transfer detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay to secure facilities in the United States and allows for funding to construct, acquire, or modify domestic facilities to host these relocated detainees.

(10 minutes)

39. Poe (TX)

#9

Reduces the funds available in the "Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide" account by $200 million.

(10 minutes)

40. Welch (VT), Lee, Barbara (CA), Khanna (CA), Jones (NC), Walberg (MI)

#111

Prohibits funds from being used to procure additional uniforms for the Afghan National Army.

(10 minutes)

41. Polis (CO), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#40

Reduces the total amount appropriated by 1%, excluding military personnel and the Defense Health Program account.

(10 minutes)

42. Foster (IL)

#53

(REVISED) Prohibits the use of funds to develop a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer.

(10 minutes)

43. Cartwright (PA), Cole (OK), Jones (NC), Beyer (VA), Scott, Austin (GA), Bishop, Rob (UT), Donovan (NY), Cook (CA), Loebsack (IA), Kilmer (WA), Ratcliffe (TX), Shea-Porter (NH)

#6

(REVISED) Prohibits the use of funds be used to plan for, begin, continue, complete, process, or approve a public-private competition to determine whether Federal civilian jobs should be outsourced.

(10 minutes)

44. Delaney (MD)

#78

(REVISED) Prohibits funds from being used for the closure of a BSL4 laboratory.

(10 minutes)

45. Davidson (OH)

#104

(REVISED) Prohibits use of funds with respect to military action in Yemen to the extent that such action is inconsistent with the War Powers Resolution.

(10 minutes)

46. Conyers (MI), Yoho (FL), Khanna (CA)

#55

States none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion.

(10 minutes)

47. DeSantis (FL)

#98

Prohibits funds from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran.

(10 minutes)

48. DeSantis (FL)

#97

Prohibits funds from being used to pay any salaries or expenses of the office or position of the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure or the Principal Director, Detainee Policy.

(10 minutes)

49. Speier (CA)

#61

Increases the Sexual Assault Special Victims' Counsel Program by $10M. Decreases Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide by $10M.

(10 minutes)

50. Jackson Lee (TX)

#18

(REVISED) Reduces funding for Operations and Maintenance-Defense Wide, by $6.25 million and increases funding for Defense Health Care for PTSD by $5 million.

(10 minutes)

51. Langevin (RI), Courtney (CT), Shea-Porter (NH), Thompson, Glenn (PA)

#66

(REVISED) Supports the Manufacturing Technology Program’s initiative to facilitate partnerships to support enhanced manufacturing capabilities for undersea vehicles.

(10 minutes)

52. Langevin (RI), Conaway (TX), Garamendi (CA)

#67

(REVISED) Supports the next phase of electromagnetic railgun development to bring the system closer to successful installation within the fleet.

(10 minutes)

53. Nolan (MN)

#130

(LATE) (REVISED) Provides an additional $6 million for the Army, Research, Development Test and Evaluation account to support the United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center and decreases the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $12 million.

(10 minutes)

54. Raskin (MD)

#116

(LATE) (REVISED) Increases funding for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program by $10 million, offset by a $10 million decrease to Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide.

(10 minutes)