H.Res. 590: H.R. 4435 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015; H.R. 3361 - USA FREEDOM Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 231-190 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION WITHOUT OBJECTION on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

MANAGERS: Polis/Nugent

113th Congress
2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 590

Report No. 113-460

 

H.R. 4435- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

H.R. 3361 - USA FREEDOM Act

  1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 4435 under a structured rule.
  2. Provides no additional general debate.
  3. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. Provides that the amendments printed in part A 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, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  4. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of the rule.
  5. Section 3 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part A 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 Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. Closed rule for H.R. 3361.
  8. Provides one hour of debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  10. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  11. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
  12. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  13. Section 6 of the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

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. 4435) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Sec. 2. (a) No further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution.

(b) Each further amendment printed in part A 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, shall not be subject to amendment, 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 the further amendments printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules or 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 Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part A 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 Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, 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 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. Upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 3361) to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. In lieu of the amendments in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 6. The Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4435 IN PART A PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor(s)

#

Description

Debate Time

001.

McKinley (WV)

145

Prohibits funds for this Administration to conduct it's anti-fossil fuel climate change agenda, which includes the National Climate Assessment, the IPCC report, the UN's Agenda 21, and the Social Cost of Carbon.

10 minutes

002.

Gosar (AZ)

28

Requires the Department to comply with Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans for ‘off-installation’ natural resources projects to ensure state involvement and consultation.

10 minutes

003.

Welch (VT), Gardner (CO)

211

Encourages the Air Force to consider identified energy efficiency improvements in a timely and comprehensive manner.

10 minutes

004

Westmoreland (GA)

128

Strikes section 341, which requires the disclosure of proprietary information.

10 minutes

005

Lamborn (CO), Forbes (VA), Fleming (LA)

276

Requires the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force to revise their current regulations on religious freedom.

10 minutes

006

Shimkus (IL)

320

Late Delays relinquishment or agreeing to any proposal relating to the relinquishment of the responsibility of NTIA over Internet domain name system functions by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information until GAO submits a report to Congress on the role of the NTIA with respect to the Internet domain name system.

10 minutes

007.

Walz (MN)

140

Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct an audit of the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy office of the Department of Defense by the end of 2016 and expresses the Sense of Congress that a full audit of the entire Department of Defense should be completed by the end of 2017.

10 minutes

008

Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR)

277

Prohibits funds from being used for the Navy to carry out the refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. George Washington and strikes $483,600,00 in funding for that purpose; states that the amount reduced shall not be used for any purpose other than deficit reduction.

10 minutes

009.

Walorski (IN)

258

Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from using any funds authorized to the department for the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen.

10 minutes

010.

Smith, Adam (WA), Moran, James (VA), Nadler (NY)

226

Provides a framework for closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 31, 2016.

10 minutes

011.

Smith, Adam (WA), Broun (GA)

89

Amends section 1021 of the FY 12 NDAA to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, it territories, or possessions, by providing for immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the U.S. Constitution or by an appropriate state court. Strikes section 1022 of the same Act, which provides for mandatory military custody of covered parties.

10 minutes

012.

Cleaver (MO), Butterfield (NC), Clarke (NY), Clay (MO), Graves (MO), Hartzler (MO), Jackson Lee (TX), Moore, Gwen (WI), Norton (DC), Poe (TX), Yoder (KS)

79

Revised Redesignates Pershing Park in Washington, DC as the “National World War I Memorial” and will designate the Liberty Memorial at America's National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as the “National World War I Museum and Memorial.” Amends the originating commission bill (PL 112-272) to include adding ex-officio members detailed from relevant agencies to provide in kind support for the commission and to allow the Commission that is wholly funded by privately raised dollars to pay their executive director a higher salary.

10 minutes

013.

Heck, Denny (WA)

282

Creates a program that give military communities that suffer from significant traffic problems caused by base population increases to compete for $200 million in grants to improve transportation infrastructure, from building new roads to upgrading public transportation systems.

10 minutes

014.

Kildee (MI)

243

Allocates $10 million to develop additional financial literacy training programs for incoming and transitioning service members, which would be funded by offsetting the $15.1 billion shipbuilding account and a $902.2 million nuclear weapons refurbishment account.

10 minutes

015.

Jenkins (KS)

135

Creates a moratorium on the insourcing of previously contracted activities within DOD. Exceptions would be made (1) if the activity was “inherently governmental”, and thereby should never have been contracted out in the first place; and (2) if DOD would employ a “reverse A-76” to itemize specific costs saved to the taxpayer should the DOD be able to perform the commercial activity more efficiently for the taxpayer.

10 minutes

016.

Runyan (NJ)

9

States that whenever 2 or more bases are formed into a DOD Joint Installation, if there are different locality pay areas, then all installation wage grade employees will be paid at the higher locality pay area rate. This amendment applies to any DOD Joint Installation created as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Round.

10 minutes

017.

Lamborn (CO)

61

Limits the use of funds for implementing the New START treaty until certification that the Russian Federation is respecting Ukrainian sovereignty and is no longer violating the INF or CFE treaties.

10 minutes

018.

Turner (OH), Lamborn (CO), Kinzinger (IL), Keating (MA), Engel (NY)

50

Expresses a sense of Congress recognizing the importance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as ongoing enlargement initiatives. Expresses the United States’ continued support for our European allies.

10 minutes

019.

Hunter (CA)

22

Revised Eexpresses the sense of Congress that the persons and organizations who carried out the attacks on the United States personnel in Benghazi, Libya on Sept 11 and 12, 2012 continue to pose a security threat to the United States and uncertainty regarding the authority of the President to use force to this end undermines his position as Commander-in-Chief. Further, it requires the President to submit a report including the identity and location of those who were involved in the attack, actions that have been taken to kill or capture them, and determination regarding whether the President has the authority to use force against the perpetrators.

10 minutes

020.

Rigell (VA)

173

Reaffirms Congress' constitutional war powers by clearly stating that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any use of military force.

10 minutes

021.

Schiff (CA), Garamendi (CA)

262

Sunsets the 2001 AUMF effective 12 months from date of enactment of the bill.

10 minutes

022.

Jackson Lee (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA), Wilson (FL)

65

Revised Requires a report to Congress on crimes against humanity in Nigeria committed by Boko Haram.

10 minutes

023.

Daines (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Fleming (LA), Hartzler (MO), Lamborn (CO), Lummis (WY)

77

Contains findings of the importance of the nuclear triad and a statement of policy reaffirming the value of nuclear capabilities in maintaining a strong national defense.

10 minutes

024.

Blumenauer (OR)

221

Requires CBO to update, on an annual basis, their report on the projected costs of U.S. nuclear forces.

10 minutes

025.

Rogers, Mike (AL)

213

Revised Provides the Secretary of the Air Force the authority to enter into contracts for life-of-type procurements for commercial off-the-shelf parts for the intercontinental ballistic missile fuze.

10 minutes

026.

Brooks (AL), Rogers, Mike (MI)

164

Expresses the Sense of Congress that defense funding should be spent on defense purposes. Fences 50% of funding for National Ignition Facility until the Administrator for Nuclear Security certifies that none of the funds authorized by this Act will be used to subsidize, support, or otherwise contribute to clean fusion energy research and development.

10 minutes

027.

Lujan (NM)

255

Authorizes Directors of National Laboratories to waive indirect costs for research and development grants from Foundations or non-profit organizations up to a total not to exceed one half of one percent of the total budget of the National Laboratory for which the director is head. Requires that the director to determine that the research and development supported pursuant to this grant exercises capabilities that support the science, technology, energy, environmental, or national security mission of the Department of Energy or the National Nuclear Security Administration.

10 minutes

028.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

126

Restores $20 million of the proposed cut to defense environmental cleanup.

10 minutes

029.

Snchez, Linda (CA)

259

Revised Facilitates the transfer of a portion of the U.S. Air Force Norwalk Defense Fuel Supply Point, also known as the Norwalk Tank Farm, to the City of Norwalk. If enacted, it would allow 15 acres of the 51 acre area to be designated for public purposes and transferred to the City of Norwalk.

10 minutes

030.

Young, Don (AK)

116

Expresses the Sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Air Force should place emphasis on strategically significant criteria when basing the OCONUS F-35A, which includes access to sufficient range capabilities and space for training, the ability to robustly train with our international partners, the presence of existing facilities to support operations, limited encroachment, and the minimization of costs.

10 minutes

031.

McKinley (WV), Napolitano (CA)

20

Increases the National Guard Youth Challenge Program under Civil Military Programs by $55 million and decrease by the same amount the Office of the Secretary of Defense- Operations and Maintenance.

10 minutes

032.

Rigell (VA)

172

Revised Authorizes the DOD and NASA to execute an agreement for environmental cleanup attributable to the activities of DOD at the time the property was utilized by the Navy in the area constituting the former Naval Air Station Chincoteague, Virginia.

10 minutes

033.

Kilmer (WA), Cole (OK)

73

Prohibits non-disciplinary furloughs of a DOD civilian employee whose performance is charged to a working capital fund, unless 1) there are inadequate working funds to support the workforce or 2) the Secretary certifies that none of the work that would have been performed by those furloughed would be shifted to other DOD civilian employees, contractors, or members of the Armed Forces.

10 minutes

034.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

151

Revised Provides authority to the military services in working with civic organizations to charge the public a nominal fee to attend a military-sponsored Air Show or Open House on military bases, to help off-set the O&M costs the base incurs during these times of defense sequester reductions

10 minutes

035.

Swalwell (CA), Meehan (PA)

287

Requires the Department of Defense to allow military musical units to accept assistance from private entities for the benefit of said units.

10 minutes

036.

Conaway (TX)

174

Allows general and flag officer chaplains to be eligible for retirement deferment.

10 minutes

037.

Griffith (VA), Ellison (MN)

131

Requires DOD to fulfill former Sec. Gates' Efficiency Initiative relating to the number of general and flag officers by reducing approximately 33 positions through attrition by the end of 2015.

10 minutes

038.

McKinley (WV)

59

Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic tour calculator so that reservists could keep track of aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or more served within a fiscal year. For each active duty tour totaling 90 days served ‘inside’ a FY, a reservist who subsequently qualifies for a reserve retirement (at age 60) may credit such tours towards early retirement - the language would require DoD to produce a tour calculator so that reservists can keep track of what ‘counts’ and what doesn’t.

10 minutes

039.

Israel (NY), Hanna (NY)

160

Requires a report on the progress made to establish Army National Guard Cyber Protection Teams.

10 minutes

040.

Coffman (CO), Walz (MN)

34

Enhances the participation of mental health professionals in boards for the correction of military records and boards for the review of the discharge or dismissal of members of the Armed Forces.

10 minutes

041.

Duckworth (IL), Noem (SD), Coffman (CO), Tsongas (MA)

240

Expands maternity leave for the active duty Service Members by an unpaid 6 weeks to be in line with the Family Medical Leave Act, while allowing commanders the discretion to call Service Members back to duty at any given time to maintain unit readiness.

10 minutes

042.

Thompson, Glenn (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH)

148

Requires a baseline mental health assessment before any individual joins the military, in order to bring mental health to parity with physical health during recruitment screenings. Ensures it cannot be used during promotion or assignment consideration, and requires a report with recommendations from NIMH and other relevant experts identifying best practices for the assessment.

10 minutes

043.

Grayson (FL)

102

Reinserts section 1032 of the introduced version, which states: “personal property retained as evidence in connection with an incident of sexual assault involving a member of the Armed Forces may be returned to the rightful owner of such property after the conclusion of all legal, adverse action, and administrative proceedings related to such incident.”

10 minutes

044.

Velzquez (NY)

152

Requires each branch of the military to develop an anonymous phone tip-line for reporting incidents of hazing.

10 minutes

045.

McMorris Rodgers (WA), Bishop, Sanford (GA)

150

Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress evaluating the progress of the Military Spouse Employment Program (MSEP) in reducing military spouse unemployment, reducing the wage gap between military spouses and their civilian counterparts, and addressing the underemployment of military spouses.

10 minutes

046.

McNerney (CA)

224

Revised Directs the DoD Secretary to consider how employment agencies will work with state and county VA offices and state National Guard offices when establishing requirements for a new employment pilot program for recently separated service members.

10 minutes

047.

Cook (CA), Takano (CA)

297

Late Revised Creates a blueprint for a direct hire jobs placement program benefitting the National Guard and Reserves. It allows states to implement a process that has already met success in achieving a 25% reduction in unemployment in the California National Guard.

10 minutes

048.

Lamborn (CO)

62

Revised Modifies some authorities for the Air Force Academy Athletic Cooperation to bring them in line with similar authorities previously provided to the Naval Academy Athletic Association.

10 minutes

049.

Bonamici (OR), Walden (OR)

274

Requires the Secretary of the Army to evaluate potential cost savings and potential effects on the National Guard’s recruitment efforts of the requirement, effective January 1, 2014, that all service members wait one year after training before becoming eligible for the Army’s tuition assistance program.

10 minutes

050.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

179

Increases the authorization for Impact Aid by one additional year.

10 minutes

051.

Gerlach (PA), Fattah (PA), Fudge (OH), Bachus (AL), Cotton (AR), Thompson, Bennie (MS)

132

Recognizes the Wereth massacre of 11 African-American soldiers of the U.S. Army during the Battle of the Bulge, December 17, 1944.

10 minutes

052.

Bustos (IL)

46

Asks the Secretary of the Army to review and provide a report on the Medal of Honor nomination of Captain William L. Albracht.

10 minutes

053.

Chu (CA)

316

Late Requests updated reporting information from each branch of the military regarding their methods for tracking, reporting, and preventing hazing, as well as a detailed military hazing report from GAO.

10 minutes

054.

Langevin (RI), Davis, Susan (CA)

288

Requires National Institute of Mental Health to study of risk and resiliency of United States Special Operations Forces and effectiveness of Preservation of the Force and Families Program.

10 minutes

055.

LaMalfa (CA), Huffman (CA), Garamendi (CA)

47

Clarifies jurisdictional confusion between VA field offices when cases are brokered out from the office of origination, ensuring that VA offices may continue to update congressional staff on constituents’ cases.

10 minutes

056.

Walberg (MI)

139

Requires the Department to implement a pilot program to provide certain contact information for separating service members to state veterans affairs departments.

10 minutes

057.

Gingrey (GA)

195

Expresses the Sense of Congress that active military personnel that are either live in or are stationed in Washington, DC would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions.

10 minutes

058.

Bishop, Tim (NY)

119

Expresses the Sense of Congress that the remains of three crewmen of the Martin Mariner PBM-5 seaplane George One, ensign Maxwell Lopez, USN, Naval Aviator, Frederick Williams, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class, Wendell Henderson, Aviation Radioman 1st Class, should be recovered from Thurston Island, Antarctica.

10 minutes

059.

Farr (CA)

29

Designates the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the "Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic".

10 minutes

060.

Smith, Adam (WA)

120

Provides the Secretary of the Army the authority to move the remains of member of the armed forces who has no known next of kin and is buried in an Army National Military Cemetery to another Army National Cemetery, or, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, from the National Cemetery System to an Army National Military Cemetery

10 minutes

061.

Bilirakis (FL)

15

Allows for the transportation on military aircraft on a space-available basis for disabled veterans with a service connected permanent disability rated as total.

10 minutes

062.

Ross (FL)

122

Prohibits the Department of Defense from using funds to close commissary stores.

10 minutes

063.

Hanna (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY)

7

Allows memorial headstone or grave markers to be made available for purchase by Guard or Reserve members who served for at least six years, at no cost to the government. Further clarifies that this does not allow for any new veteran benefits and does not authorize any new burial benefit or create any new authority for an individual to be buried in a national cemetery.

10 minutes

064.

Capps (CA)

57

Makes available breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling under the TRICARE program.

10 minutes

065.

Larson, John (CT), Rooney (FL)

143

Ensures access to behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, under TRICARE for children with developmental disabilities, when prescribed by a physician or psychologist.

10 minutes

066.

Ellmers (NC)

302

Late Corrects the lack of timely and efficient notification of changes to TRICARE coverage by requiring the Secretary of Defense to notify all affected providers and beneficiaries of any significant change made by TRICARE via electronic means no less than 90 days before the change is to take place.

10 minutes

067.

Jones (NC)

18

Expresses a sense of Congress on the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

10 minutes

068.

Israel (NY), King, Peter (NY)

162

Expresses the sense of Congress in support of public-private partnerships to enhance DOD efforts on mental health care for servicemembers.

10 minutes

069.

Murphy, Patrick (FL)

82

Improves DOD mental health and suicide prevention programs by coordination with VA and integration of care through an annual evaluation by an independent third party.

10 minutes

070.

Pascrell (NJ)

80

Directs the peer-reviewed Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program to conduct a study on blast injury and its correlation to traumatic brain injury.

10 minutes

071.

Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

159

Revised Requires a report on what steps the Department is taking to ensure military personnel and their families have access to reproductive counseling and treatments for infertility, including in vitro fertilization.

10 minutes

072.

Speier (CA)

184

Directs the Secretary of Defense to implement the recommendations of the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee to prioritize prevention and increase the study of chemical and physical factors in breast cancer.

10 minutes

073.

Mulvaney (SC)

269

Maximizes competition in design-build contracts.

10 minutes

074.

Connolly (VA)

204

Amends section 4202 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 to make the authority to use simplified acquisition procedures for certain commercial items permanent.

10 minutes

075.

Meng (NY), Walberg (MI)

250

Requires GAO to conduct a study on the effects of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative on small businesses. An agency’s justification of a strategic sourcing solicitation shall be published prior to the issuance of a solicitation.

10 minutes

076.

Hanna (NY)

2

Revised Requires non-corporate sureties to pledge specific and secure assets as required from others providing collateral to the federal government, and requires those assets be held by a government entity to ensure payments can be made in the event they are needed.

10 minutes

077.

Graves (MO), Duckworth (IL)

56

Encourages federal contracts be structured in a manner that permits small businesses to compete. Raises the small business prime contracting goal from 23% to 25% and by establishing a subcontracting goal of 40% rather than relying on the administrative goal of 35.9%.

10 minutes

078.

Crdenas , Tony (CA)

271

Revised Establishes an outreach and education program to educate small businesses contracted by the Department of Defense on cyber threats and develop plans to protect intellectual property and their networks.

10 minutes

079.

Collins, Chris (NY), Kilmer (WA)

69

Accelerates the commercialization of federally-funded research and technologies by establishing a grant program for participating STTR agencies to support proof-of-concept research and other innovative technology transfer activities at universities, research institutes, and federal laboratories.

10 minutes

080.

Poe (TX)

138

Establish the Sense of Congress urging the Secretary of Defense to make a reasonable effort to make certain military equipment returning from abroad (that he determines to be excess) available to State, Federal, and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of strengthening border security along the international border between the United States and Mexico.

10 minutes

081.

Grayson (FL)

96

Prohibits DOD from contracting with persons convicted of fraudulent use of “Made in America” labels. Requires debarment of the offending entities (a national security waiver exception being made available to the Secretary).

10 minutes

082.

Speier (CA)

183

Allows women-owned small businesses to receive sole-source contracts under the same terms as other small business contracting programs and accelerates the disparity study to assess industries in the women-owned small business procurement program.

10 minutes

083.

Thompson, Mike (CA)

223

Adds American Flags to the list of items covered by the Berry Amendment.

10 minutes

084.

Fortenberry (NE)

317

Late Revised Requires report as to how the Department will manage its mission related to nuclear forces, deterrence, nonproliferation, and terrorism.

10 minutes

085.

Nugent (FL)

237

Revised Provides statutory authority to implement the Secretary of Defense’s recommendations to reorganize the personnel accounting community of the department. This amendment will reduce duplication of effort between the existing Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) and the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC).

10 minutes

086.

Speier (CA)

182

Revised Requires the public release of any IG reports that find misconduct for senior executive service (SES) officials, political appointees, and general and flag officers that rank O-6 or higher level.

10 minutes

087.

Burgess (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA)

72

Requires a report ranking all military departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by law.

10 minutes

088.

Takano (CA)

280

Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress, no later than 30 days after enactment of this law, on the barriers to implementing audit reporting requirements and recommendations to ensure reporting deadlines are met.

10 minutes

089.

Miller, Jeff (FL)

291

Late Revised Prohibits the use of funds for the Navy’s permitting activities under the Sunken Military Craft Act for one year.

10 minutes

090.

Ross (FL)

121

Prohibits the Department of Defense from using taxpayer funds to provide additional or upgraded recreational facilities for detainees at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

10 minutes

091.

Bridenstine (OK)

87

Amends Section 1045 to provide the Secretary of Defense more flexibility to meet the Aviation Foreign Internal Defense certification requirement.

10 minutes

092.

Nunes (CA)

156

Continues the use of Lajes Field (Air Force Base) in the Azores, Portugal until the completion of the European Infrastructure Consolidation Assessment and adds additional study requirement to the Assessment that will consolidate forces and reduce the deficit.

10 minutes

093.

Sessions (TX)

203

Allows the Secretary of the Army to implement previously approved engineering change proposals on OH-58D Kiowa Helicopters in a manner that ensures the safety and survivability of the crews.

10 minutes

094.

Broun (GA), Yoho (FL)

218

Prohibits any officer, employee, detailee, or contractor of the Department of Defense from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States, with the exception of an individual who is actively engaged in combat against the United States.

10 minutes

095.

Palazzo (MS)

232

Revised Expresses the concerns of congress as it relates to tactical airlift following the withdrawal of combat forces from Afghanistan and requires a report on the 5 year plan for tactical airlift laydown prior to any permanent force structure changes of tactical airlift.

10 minutes

096.

Schweikert (AZ)

299

Late Directs the Director of TARDEC to provide a report back to the Congressional Defense Committees addressing thermal injury prevention needs to improve occupant centric survivability systems for combat and tactical vehicles against over matching ballistic threats.

10 minutes

097.

Young, Don (AK)

117

Requires the U.S. Air Force to conduct a business case analysis for the creation of a personnel-only active-association the 168th Air Refueling Wing.

10 minutes

098.

Braley (IA)

17

Directs the President to submit to Congress a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.

10 minutes

099.

Cole (OK)

32

Revised Includes the DHS Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) program, or other activities of similar nature conducted by the Department of Homeland Security,as user of DoD airspace (in addition to MOU’s the HASC has included for the 6 selected FAA sites). The RAPS project provides for the test and evaluatation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for potential use by the first responder community and DHS operational components.

10 minutes

100.

Turner (OH)

83

clarifies that the memorandum of understanding extends to those additional test ranges not initially selected by the Administration if such range enters into a partnership or agreement with a selected test range.

10 minutes

101.

Gibson (NY)

85

Directs the Secretary of Defense to do a comprehensive search to determine which ships operated near Vietnam in the Vietnam Era. Requires the Secretary of Defense to report the information to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, who would then provide publicly accessible information on such data.

10 minutes

102.

Latta (OH), Campbell (CA), Schiff (CA), Michaud (ME)

225

Recognizes the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy, France.

10 minutes

103.

Posey (FL), Nugent (FL)

78

Allows the Department of Defense, at the discretion of the Secretary, to transport goods supplied by nonprofit organizations to members of the Armed Forces serving overseas, as they have been authorized to do for foreign nationals since 1985.

10 minutes

104.

Posey (FL), Miller, Jeff (FL)

123

Establishes the Sense of Congress that the Air Force should assess feasibility, costs, savings, and readiness implications of utilizing contractor-owned and operated very light jet aircraft for interim flight instruction until permanent replacement enters service.

10 minutes

105.

Rogers, Mike (AL)

212

Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence to provide a notification if telecommunications companies with close ties to foreign governments are determined to have access to (or attempting to have access to) critical infrastructure of US military or intelligence facilities.

10 minutes

106.

Whitfield (KY), Polis (CO), Perlmutter (CO)

220

Establishes the Sense of Congress that the President should establish and appoint an advisory board on toxic substances and worker health responsible for overseeing a portion of the original EEOICPA legislation known as "Part E."

10 minutes

107.

Butterfield (NC)

6

Expands the types of documentation accepted by the federal government when a very small group of mariners that operated tugboats and barges domestically during World War II apply for veterans’ status. Qualifying Merchant Mariners, who can prove service through expanded acceptable documentation, would receive only burial benefits and the honor of being recognized by their country for their sacrifice and service.

10 minutes

108.

Lewis, John (GA)

235

Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis -- to post to cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to each American taxpayer on the Department of Defense’s website.

10 minutes

109.

Lynch (MA), Boustany (LA)

48

Calls for the observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout the history of the United States.

10 minutes

110.

Meng (NY)

313

Late Requires a regional office to carry out certain steps if it doesn't meet the 125 day goal of backlog claims; and requires the Under Secretary for Benefits to explain how the failure of the regional office to meet the goal affected the performance evaluation of the director of the regional office.

10 minutes

111.

Schiff (CA)

306

Late Establishes the Sense of Congress amendment endorsing the inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of the 74 sailors lost aboard the USS Frank E. Evans in 1969.

10 minutes

112.

Connolly (VA)

206

Revised Extends part-time reemployment authority under both CSRS and FERS by 5 years.

10 minutes

113.

Kilmer (WA), Forbes (VA)

70

Revised Reauthorizes overtime for navy civilian employees who perform nuclear maintenance for the forward deployed aircraft carrier in Japan for one year.

10 minutes

114.

Rohrabacher (CA)

106

Expands the certification requirement on reimbursements to Pakistan to include human rights concerns.

10 minutes

115.

Cicilline (RI)

49

Asks that the “Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces” through FY18 also include a description of efforts to engage United States manufacturers in procurement opportunities related to equipping the ANSF.

10 minutes

116.

Poe (TX)

90

Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide for the conduct of an independent assessment of U.S. efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda, including its affiliates groups, associated groups, and adherents since May 2, 2011

10 minutes

117.

Rohrabacher (CA)

107

Revised Expresses a sense of the Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and is owed a debt of gratitude for helping to find Osama bin Laden.

10 minutes

118.

Davis, Susan (CA)

194

Revised Establishes the Sense of Congress on the importance of women in ensuring the future success of nation of Afghanistan.

10 minutes

119.

Johnson, Hank (GA)

52

Prevents the establishment of permanent U.S. Military bases in Afghanistan.

10 minutes

120.

Nolan (MN)

301

Late Revised Provides auditing and inspecting guidelines for new construction projects in Afghanistan in excess of $500,000 that cannot be physically inspected by authorized civilian personnel.

10 minutes

121.

Tsongas (MA), Keating (MA), Bustos (IL), Roby (AL)

133

Establish the Sense of Congress that women should be included in conflict resolution and a statement of United States policy that the United States supports efforts promoting the security of Afghan women and girls during the transition process and requires a DoD report on efforts to support the security of Afghan women and girls.

10 minutes

122.

Rogers, Mike (AL)

136

Establishes the Sense of Congress that Ukraine should close off its defense industries that currently provide critical capability to Russia for its nuclear forces.

10 minutes

123.

DeLauro (CT), Granger (TX), Ellison (MN), Connolly (VA), Huizenga (MI)

201

Prohibits the Department of Defense from entering into a contract or subcontract with Russia’s state-arms dealer Rosoboronexport unless the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence, certifies that the firm ceased transferring weapons to Syria, Russia pulled out of Crimea, Russian forces have withdrawn from the eastern boarder of Ukraine, and that Russia is not otherwise actively destabilizing Ukraine. Requires that the certification would be reviewed by the Defense Department Inspector General.

10 minutes

124.

Engel (NY)

114

Establishes a U.S. policy of opposing transfers of “defense articles and services” (defined in the Arms Export Control Act) to Russia by any NATO member country, during any period when Russia occupies the territory of Ukraine or a NATO member country. Provides that if a NATO member country transfers defense articles or services to Russia contrary to U.S. policy, the U.S. would impose a “presumption of denial” for applications for transfer of U.S.-origin defense articles and services to that NATO country.

10 minutes

125.

Connolly (VA), Diaz-Balart (FL), Sires (NJ), Carter (TX)

208

Directs the President to sell F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan to modernize its air fleet, 70% of which is scheduled to be retired within the next decade.

10 minutes

126.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

245

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to deploy assets, personnel and resources to the Joint Interagency Task Force South, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, to combat transnational criminal organization and drug trafficking.

10 minutes

127.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

246

Establishes that it shall be the policy of the United States to undertake a whole-of-government approach to bolster regional cooperation with countries throughout the Western Hemisphere to counter narcotics trafficking and illicit activities.

10 minutes

128.

Gibson (NY), Garamendi (CA)

38

States that nothing in the FY15 NDAA shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Syria or Iran.

10 minutes

129.

Gosar (AZ)

24

Expresses Congress’ support for Israel’s right to self-defense against regional threats.

10 minutes

130.

Kelly (PA)

30

Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the treaty has received the advice and consent of the Senate and has been the subject of implementing legislation by the Congress.

10 minutes

131.

Roskam (IL), Walorski (IN)

5

Revised Requires the President to submit to the appropriate committees every 180 days a report that identifies that the United States has taken all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats to its security and defend its vital national interests.

10 minutes

132.

Franks (AZ)

93

Establishes the Sense of Congress that the United States work with regional partners and allies to develop an interagency strategy counter the vicious terror attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram.

10 minutes

133.

Kelly (PA)

272

Expresses the Sense of Congress in opposition to France's impending sale of two Mistral class warships to Russia.

10 minutes

134.

Shimkus (IL)

315

Late Honors the victims of the Russian Soviet and Nazi regimes and supports the designation of a "Black Ribbon Day".

10 minutes

135.

Bridenstine (OK)

88

Requires Secretary of Defense to report on implications of Caspian Sea-based energy resources and distribution networks for U.S. and NATO energy security strategies.

10 minutes

136.

Engel (NY)

86

Requires the Secretary of Defense to report on activities of the Department of Defense in regards to protecting cultural property abroad.

10 minutes

137.

Kelly, Robin (IL)

219

Revised Requires a report, not later than 90 days of the enactment, the Secretary of Defense in consultation with Secretary of State shall submit a report to Congress on the efforts to assist in the search and rescue of the young women who were abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria by Boko Haram.

10 minutes

138.

Mulvaney (SC), Murphy, Patrick (FL)

307

Late Revised Codifies criteria developed by OMB in 2010 to clarify when military spending should be designated as contingency operations and properly be part of the Overseas Contingency Operation budget.

10 minutes

139.

Walberg (MI), Cohen (TN)

284

Prohibits any new funds for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund until previously appropriated funds have been fully expended.

10 minutes

140.

Grayson (FL)

130

Updates the Space Protection Strategy required by the 2008 NDAA, to include the period of 2026 through 2030.

10 minutes

141.

Lamborn (CO)

60

Revised Limits funding for certain exchanges with Russia until the President certifies that all appropriate individuals have been listed under the Magnitsky Act. Requires an unclassified intelligence assessment of the corruption of senior Russian leaders.

10 minutes

142.

Pompeo (KS), Carney (DE)

187

Requires the Director of National Intelligence to certify that the recommendations of the report required under Section 933 of the FY 2014 NDAA are consistent with the cyber operations capability needs of the United States before implementing any changes recommended by the study.

10 minutes

143.

Rogers, Mike (AL)

214

Modifies an existing statutory reporting requirement to require certain officials to report on their ability to meet operational availability requirements for delivery platforms for nuclear weapons.

10 minutes

144.

Rogers, Mike (AL)

215

Revised Requires the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command to provide copied of the prior year’s Strategic Advisory Group reports to the congressional defense committees 30 days after the budget has been submitted.

10 minutes

145.

Turner (OH)

16

Revised Limits availability of funds for removal or consolidation of dual-capable aircraft from Europe.

10 minutes

146.

Israel (NY), Hanna (NY)

161

Revised Expresses the sense of Congress in support of the National Guard's role in defending the US from cyber attacks.

10 minutes

147.

Polis (CO), Nadler (NY)

278

Urges the Secretary of Defense to conduct successful operationally realistic tests before purchasing additional ground-based missile defense interceptors.

10 minutes

148.

Brooks (AL), Rogers, Mike (MI), Turner (OH)

165

Revised Requires a Plan to Counter Certain Ground-launched Ballistic Missiles and Cruise Missiles and for other purposes.

10 minutes

149.

Foster (IL)

252

Revised Requires the Institute for Defense Analyses to study the testing program of the ground based midcourse missile defense system. The Institute for Defense Analyses would be required to produce a report on the effectiveness of the testing program and recommendations for how it can be improved.

10 minutes

150.

Sablan (MP)

84

Broadens the geographical scope of the existing authorization relating to Saipan for the construction of a maintenance facility, a hazardous cargo pad,or an airport storage facility so that funding would be immediately available for either of the alternative locations now under consideration.

10 minutes

151.

Castor (FL), Nugent (FL)

286

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a report for Congress on the prevalence of black mold in buildings located on military bases. Provides that after the report is complete, buildings found to contain black mold should be added to the appropriate priority list at DoD to replace the building or conduct renovations.

10 minutes

152.

Bordallo (GU)

129

The amendment would allow the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a cooperative agreement for the purposes of establishing a surface danger zone over the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge to support training, operations and readiness needs for ground forces on Guam pursuant to the readiness requirements of U.S. Pacific Command.

10 minutes

153.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

103

Ensures public access at Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument, which is land owned by the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

10 minutes

154.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

31

Prevents further studies that involve bringing plutonium into the State of Washington at a time when the federal government isn't meeting it's existing legally enforceable defense nuclear waste cleanup commitments to the State.

10 minutes

155.

Larsen, Rick (WA)

191

Revised Requires the creation of an interagency plan for verification and monitoring relating to the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons and fissile material.

10 minutes

156.

Pierluisi (PR)

51

Modifies a statutory prohibition on federally-funded environmental cleanup of certain property on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico to enable DoD to remove unexploded ordnance resulting from former DoD training activities and posing a public safety risk.

10 minutes

157.

Connolly (VA), Issa (CA)

205

Amends titles 40, 41, and 44, United States Code, to eliminate duplication and waste in Federal information technology acquisition and management.

10 minutes

158.

Graves (MO), Rahall (WV), Walz (MN), Meadows (NC), Miller, Candice (MI), Perry (PA), Barr, (KY)

200

Establishes the National Commission on the Future of the Army to undertake a comprehensive study of the structure of the Total Army to determine: (1) the necessary size (2) the proper force mixture of the active component and reserve component (3) missions (4) force generation policies, including assumptions behind those policies (5) and how the structure should be modified to best fulfill mission requirements in a manner consistent with available resources.

10 minutes

159.

Franks (AZ)

45

Increases the amount authorized for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, line 30, by $99,000,000 and decreases two other lines equaling $99,000,000.

10 minutes

160.

Connolly (VA)

321

Late Revised Prohibits funds from being used to integrate missile defense systems of the Russian Federation into the missile defense systems of the U.S. if such integration undermines the security of the U.S. or NATO, mirroring a prohibition in Sec. 1250 of the base text relating to the integration of Chinese missile defense systems.

10 minutes

161.

Kildee (MI)

244

Allocates $20 million for a private study to identify challenges confronting the DoD’s care of wounded warriors and offer recommendations to improve it, which would be funded by offsetting the $15.1 billion shipbuilding account and a $902.2 million nuclear weapons refurbishment account.

10 minutes

162.

Young (IN)

303

Late Provides Section 330 indemnification to military installations, still under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, to facilities closed other than pursuant to base closure law.

10 minutes

 

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