H. Res. 440: H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-2 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.


MANAGERS: McGovern/Byrne

115th Congress

1st Session


H. RES. 440

Report No. 115-217


H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

  1. Structured rule for further consider ation of H.R. 2810.
  2. Provides for no further general debate.
  3. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Each such amendment 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 the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
  5. Section 3 provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc at any time consisting of amendments printed in 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.



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. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 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 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 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 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 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 pursuant to this resolution 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.






Debate Time


Garamendi (CA), Hunter (CA), Courtney (CT)


Revised Strikes section 123 regarding icebreaker vessels.

(10 minutes)


Hudson (NC)


Restricts the funds available for the enhanced multi mission parachute system until the Secretary of the Navy submits a certification of need for the system and a report which addresses cost and safety concerns.

(10 minutes)


Buck (CO)


Late Requires the DOD to complete a cost competitiveness calculation ensuring that the Department does not purchase alternative fuels unless they are as cost effective as traditional fuels. Research on alternative fuels is allowed to continue.

(10 minutes)


Perry (PA), Buck (CO)


Late Strikes section 336, relating to climate change.

(10 minutes)


Gosar (AZ)


Directs that any determination of prevailing wage pursuant to this Act, shall be conducted by the Secretary of Labor using surveys carried out by the Bureau that use proper random statistical sampling techniques.

(10 minutes)


Rooney, Tom (FL)


Late Strikes Sec. 541 which prohibits student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers.

(10 minutes)


Keating (MA), Thompson, Glenn (PA)


Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use Defense Health Program funds for testing ticks for tick-borne diseases.

(10 minutes)


Buck (CO)


Late Revised Prohibits the use of funds to designate or expand national heritage areas in southeast Colorado counties.

(10 minutes)


Poe (TX), Cuellar (TX)


Directs the Secretary of Defense to give preference to State and Federal agencies who conduct border security functions for distribution of surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles including the MQ-9 Reaper, the Aerostat radar system; night-vision goggles; and Humvees as part of the DOD's Excess Property Program (1033 program).

(10 minutes)


Hartzler (MO)


Prohibits funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, U.S. code.

(10 minutes)


Cheney (WY)


Late Requires a plan to enhance the extended deterrence and assurance capabilities of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.

(10 minutes)


Cole (OK)


Late Directs the President to provide to Congress a strategy and a budgetary analysis needed to defeat Al-Quaeda, the Taliban, The Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, no later than 30 days after final passage. The report shall include an analysis of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the legal framework to accomplish the strategy described.

(10 minutes)


Franks (AZ)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.

(10 minutes)


Cheney (WY)


Prevents reductions of ICBMs below the levels set by the New START Treaty.

(10 minutes)


Lamborn (CO)


Normalizes the operational test and evaluation process for the ballistic missile defense system by conforming the condition for proceeding beyond low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs.

(10 minutes)


DesJarlais (TN)


Requires National Nuclear Security Administration to provide Congress with a list of unfunded requirements.

(10 minutes)


Frankel (FL), Byrne (AL)


Classifies a vessel being repaired or dismantled to be a "recreational vessel" if the vessel shares elements of design and construction of traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in a military or commercial undertaking when operating.

(10 minutes)


Hunter (CA)


Addresses forum selection for claims from foreign maritime crews.

(10 minutes)


Poliquin (ME)


Removes language that would statutorily impact ships authorized and appropriated in previous years and interject the Congress into sensitive, difficult, ongoing contract negotiation with one shipbuilder.

(10 minutes)


Larsen, Rick (WA), Kilmer (WA)


Strikes section 211(d) and replaces with (1) requirement that commercial aircraft acquisition for PAR be conducted pursuant to a fixed price contract and (2) analysis of potential additional fixed price contracts during EMD phase.

(10 minutes)


Lujan Grisham (NM)


Requires the DOD, in coordination with DOE, to conduct a pilot program among defense laboratories, national laboratories, and private entities to facilitate the licensure, transfer, and commercialization of innovative technologies.

(10 minutes)


Loebsack (IA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an assessment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as Maintenance and Manufacturing (STEM(MM)) workforce for organizations within the DOD, identify the types and quantities of STEM(MM) jobs needed to support future mission work, and identify a plan of action to address the STEM(MM) jobs gap.

(10 minutes)


Castro (TX)


Incorporates a DoD recommendation which would allow nonprofit research institutions to enter into prototype projects with DoD without having to participate in cost sharing.

(10 minutes)


Meng (NY)


Revised Authorizes the Jet Noise Reduction Program within the Office of Naval Research.

(10 minutes)


Fitzpatrick (PA)


Directs the Secretary of Defense to implement a process to coordinate annual research requests between all services and offices under Department of Defense in order to maximize the benefit of each request and minimize duplication.

(10 minutes)


Norman (SC)


Revised Directs the Comptroller General to review Department of Defense Cost Models used in making personnel decisions.

(10 minutes)


McKinley (WV), Napolitano (CA)


Increases the National Guard Youth Challenee Program by $25 million and decreases by the same amount Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide.

(10 minutes)


Meng (NY)


Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense regarding the design, material, sizing, price, availability, quality, and utility of maternity uniforms for pregnant members of the military in response to concerns raised by last year's Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Report.

(10 minutes)


Cartwright (PA)


Revised Directs the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to provide a briefing to the Congressional Defense Committees on the status of the formal process to provide Government agencies outside the Department of Defense with information on the availability of surplus, serviceable ammunition for the purpose of reducing the overall storage and disposal costs related to such ammunition.

(10 minutes)


Perry (PA)


Late Reduces required percentage of dual status conversions to 0.

(10 minutes)


Herrera-Beutler (WA), Tsongas (MA)


Codifies and expands existing requirements from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that each military service establish a process by which alleged survivors of sexual assault may challenge the terms or characterization of their discharge or separation from the armed forces.

(10 minutes)


Watson Coleman (NJ)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to implement changes to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve's sexual assault prevention and programs in areas such as staffing, budget management, and investigation timeliness.

(10 minutes)


Jenkins, Evan (WV)


Late Revised Increases the National Guard Counter-Drug account by $10 million with an equal offset.

(10 minutes)


Gowdy (SC)


Late Adds the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to the list of committees receiving the Department of Defense's recommendations regarding the employment, use, and status of military technicians in the National Guard.

(10 minutes)


Crawford (AR)


Designates the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Corps as a basic branch of the Army.

(10 minutes)


Kildee (MI)


Revised Allows the DoD to provide additional training to service members to counter Russian propaganda, disinformation and cyber measures designed to influence members of the military.

(10 minutes)


Taylor (VA)


Expands education opportunities for service members to include pursuit of credentials valued by the services or by civilian employers.

(10 minutes)


Smucker (PA), Gottheimer (NJ), Sinema (AZ)


Expands the eligibility for the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) to include any member of the uniformed services.



Meng (NY)


Revised Enhances the hours of operation of DOD childcare development centers and establishes childcare coordinators for military installations.

(10 minutes)


Meadows (NC), Gabbard (HI)


Makes all those who participated in the S.S. Mayaguez rescue operation eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal.

(10 minutes)


Lance (NJ)


Requires each military department to carry out a program for awarding medals and other commendations to military working dogs and/or their handlers.

(10 minutes)


Graves, Garret (LA)


Awards the Vietnam Service Medal to all veterans who participated in Operation End Sweep during the Vietnam War.

(10 minutes)


McGovern (MA), Emmer (MN)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans).

(10 minutes)


Soto (FL)


Expedites the replacement of military decorations for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

(10 minutes)


Heck, Denny (WA)


Automates interest rate limitations under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

(10 minutes)


Esty (CT)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to issue a report on possible improvements to processing retirements and medical discharges. The report shall address: the feasibility of requiring members of the armed forces to apply for Veterans Affairs benefits before members complete discharge from the armed forces, requiring members to undergo compensation and benefits examinations, and a review of possible improvements to the timeliness of the process for transitioning members who undergo medical discharge to care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(10 minutes)


Mast (FL)


Establishes an "Oath of Exit". Members of the military may take this oath upon separation from service to maintain a personal stake in the mental health of their fellow veterans into civilian life.

(10 minutes)


Watson Coleman (NJ)


Revised Extends reporting requirements regarding diversity inclusion in military leadership for 5 years.

(10 minutes)


Plaskett, (VI)


Revised Converts the Overseas Housing Allowance to Basic Housing Allowance for the US Virgin Islands.

(10 minutes)


Donovan (NY)


Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to reevaluate the basic housing allowance for the Military Housing area that includes Staten Island, New York.

(10 minutes)


Trott (MI), Heck, Denny (WA), LoBiondo (NJ), Beyer (VA)


Directs the Department of Defense to provide states with non-classified information about its training programs, so states can evaluate if this training meets state occupational licensing requirements. It would further provide that service members be provided with certificates for successfully completed training so they can present them to participating states for occupational licenses.

(10 minutes)


Courtney (CT), Shea-Porter (NH)


Allows members of the National Guard and Reserves to seek treatment at the VA for Military Sexual Trauma regardless of their duty status.

(10 minutes)


Schneider (IL), Shea-Porter (NH)


Requires DOD and VA providers who prescribe opioids for pain management to complete 12 hours of training every three years on pain management treatment guidelines and best practices, early detection of opioid use disorder, and the treatment and management of patients with opioid use disorder.

(10 minutes)


Bera (CA)


Revised Requires a report from the Defense Department on its activities and priorities with respect to infectious disease.

(10 minutes)


Kuster, Ann (NH), Brownley (CA), Takano (CA), Sablan (MP)


Revised Allows DoD to support VA in their adoption of an Electronic Health Record System and to require DoD and VA to jointly submit annual reports to Congress on their progress in developing a fully interoperable health record.

(10 minutes)


Jackson Lee (TX)


Late Calls for increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

(10 minutes)


Soto (FL), Shea-Porter (NH)


Encourages the transition of military medical professionals into employment with Veterans Health Administration upon discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.

(10 minutes)


Conaway (TX), Suozzi (NY)


Revised Repeals subsection 190(f) of title 10, United States Code, to ensure a consistent approach is used to determine when qualified private auditors should conduct incurred cost audits for Department of Defense contracts.

(10 minutes)


Pittenger (NC)


Revised Prohibits DOD from contracting with telecom firms found by ODNI to be complicit with DPRK cyberattacks.

(10 minutes)


DeSantis (FL)


Prohibits the use of funds to procure, or enter into any contract for the procurement of, any goods or services from any Chinese company that provides material support to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

(10 minutes)


Velázquez (NY)


Adds the threshold for construction contracts that must be bonded under the Miller Act as an exclusion, since increasing this threshold exposes more small construction businesses to loss of payment protection on federal construction projects.

(10 minutes)


Murphy, Stephanie (FL)


Authorizes Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, established pursuant to the Procurement Technical Assistance Program administered by the Defense Logistics Agency, to assist eligible small business owners in pursuing opportunities during all phases of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which enable small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has the potential for commercialization.

(10 minutes)


Fitzpatrick (PA)


Directs the Secretary of Defense to raise the priority of completing DOD Directive 2310.07E in order to clarify processes and efficiencies in recovering the remains of heroes missing in action, via the POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

(10 minutes)


Soto (FL)


Late Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to brief the House Armed Services Committee on a strategy to ensure that there is sufficient expertise, oversight, and policy direction on developmental test and evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense after the completion of the reorganization of such Office required under section 901 of Public Law 114-328.

(10 minutes)


Schiff (CA)


Revised Expresses a sense of Congress that in the interest of justice and efficiency, military judges should provide victims of terrorism and their families the opportunity to provide recorded testimony.

(10 minutes)


Schiff (CA)


Allows military judges to use video conferencing to improve efficiencies of military commissions.

(10 minutes)


Schiff (CA)


Revised Requires proceedings for military commissions to be publicly available on the internet.

(10 minutes)


Kildee (MI)


Revised Requires the Administration to articulate projected casualties and costs associated with the deployments of members of the Armed Force to Afghanistan as well as the objectives of said deployments and a timeline to achieve these objectives.

(10 minutes)


Delaney (MD)


Limits funds that support the closure of a biosafety level 4 lab until the federal agencies who rely on the lab have certified to Congress that the closure will not negatively affect biodefense capabilities.

(10 minutes)


Comstock (VA), Lowenthal (CA), Ellison (MN), Jones (NC), Moulton (MA), Sinema (AZ), Takano (CA), Welch (VT)


Revised Strikes language regarding the elimination of the STARBASE Report, and adds the STARBASE Report to the list of ‘Preservation of Certain Additional Reports.’

(10 minutes)


Carbajal (CA)


Revised Strikes language that would remove a National Guard Youth Challenge Report

(10 minutes)


Gottheimer (NJ)


Revised Strikes the language that eliminates an annual report to Congress on support to law enforcement agencies conducting counter-terrorism activities.

(10 minutes)


Fitzpatrick (PA), Meehan (PA), Boyle (PA), Kildee (MI), Shea-Porter (NH)


Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the related health effects of exposure to PFOS/PFOA at military installations.

(10 minutes)


Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)


Expresses the sense of Congress that it is in the national security interest of the Department of Defense to assist Ukraine to improve its cybersecurity capabilities.

(10 minutes)


Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)


Late Revised Requires the Secretary of the Army to construct a memorial marker at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the three astronauts who died 50 years ago on January 27, 1967 in the Apollo 1 spacecraft fire LtCol Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom (USAF), LtCol Edward H. White II (USAF), and LCDR Roger B. Chaffee (USN).

(10 minutes)


Wilson, Joe (SC)


Requires the President to submit a comprehensive, interagency strategy for countering violent extremist groups that pose a threat to the United States or its interests.

(10 minutes)


Thornberry (TX)


Revised Requires a comprehensive report on defense industrial base vulnerabilities and the concentration of purchases. Also creates a database of certain transactions and purchases involving foreign persons.

(10 minutes)


Moulton (MA), Wenstrup (OH), Walz (MN), Shea-Porter (NH), Gallagher (WI)


Establishes Congressional Charter to enable Spirit of America to assist the Department of Defense to utilize donated assistance to meet needs and support of U.S. missions abroad.

(10 minutes)


Connolly (VA)


Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review of existing DoD policy on DoD civilian employee air travel to and from Afghanistan in order to explore commercial or alternative air travel for DoD civilian employees.

(10 minutes)


Davidson (OH)


Late Revised Requires collaboration between FAA and DOD on unmanned aircraft systems research and development of standards and policies.

(10 minutes)


Rohrabacher (CA), Poe (TX)


Revised Adds a stipulation requiring that, prior to the disbursement of certain funds, the Secretary of Defense certify to Congress that Pakistan is not using its military or any funds or equipment provided by the United States to persecute minority groups seeking political or religious freedom.

(10 minutes)


Poe (TX)


Adds an additional certification criteria required for waiving coalition support funds to Pakistan. The new addition requires the Secretary of Defense to certify Pakistan is not providing military, financial, or logistical support to specially designated global terrorists operating in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

(10 minutes)


Moore, Gwen (WI)


Revised Requires the U.S. strategy on Syria to identify State Department and Defense Department funding by year to implement it, to identify the legal authority for U.S. forces in Syria to accomplish military objectives. Requires a separate assessment of how the humanitarian situation in Syria affects the achievement of U.S. goals, including how the U.S. intends to response to the humanitarian crisis including aiding Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons.

(10 minutes)


Nolan (MN)


Revised Prohibits the use of funds authorized by this Act to be made available to deploy members of the Armed Forces to support any entity involved in the ongoing civil war in Yemen.

(10 minutes)


Lujan Grisham (NM)


Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to brief the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on efforts to increase diversity in the civilian workforce.

(10 minutes)


Gallego (AZ)


Revised Requires reporting on deployments of US forces to Syria

(10 minutes)


Lamborn (CO), Roskam (IL), Zeldin (NY), Rosen (NV)


Revised Requires a report from the President, along with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the Director of National Intelligence, regarding the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit activities.

(10 minutes)


Nolan (MN)


Revised Prohibits funding from the Counter-ISIS Train & Equip Fund to recipients that the Secretary of Defense has reported as having previously misused provided training or equipment.

(10 minutes)


Engel (NY), Aderholt (AL)


Revised Requires a report to Congress on the defense and security relationship between Serbia and the Russian Federation.

(10 minutes)


Cheney (WY)


Late Revised Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State on options available in response to a failure by Russia to achieve reductions required by the New START Treaty by February 5th, 2018

(10 minutes)


Walker (NC)


Revised Requires DoD to submit a report to congress on bilateral ports of call with Taiwan

(10 minutes)


Engel (NY)


Requires notification to Congress when changes are made to previously reported legal or policy frameworks guiding national security operations and publishing an annual report of such changes.

(10 minutes)


Lieu (CA), Gallego (AZ)


Revised Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State on the extent to which Saudi Arabia is abiding by its commitments in Yemen, including adherence to the U.S.-provided No Strike List and improving its targeting capabilities to avoid civilians.

(10 minutes)


Crowley (NY), Chabot (OH)


Late Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that respect for human rights should be part of United States policy.

(10 minutes)


Gallagher (WI)


Revised Requiring an assessment of US security and defense implications of China's expanding global access.

(10 minutes)


Yoho (FL), DesJarlais (TN)


Revised Normalizes the transfer of defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.

(10 minutes)


Duncan (SC)


Revised Establishes a Sense of Congress that the security, stability, and prosperity of the Western Hemisphere region are vital to U.S. national interests; the U.S. should ensure an appropriate forward presence in the region and build partner capacity; DOD should commit additional assets and increase investments to the region; and DOD should engage the region by strengthening relations to address shared challenges.

(10 minutes)


Bishop, Mike (MI)


Late Revised Expresses the Sense of Congress that the President should call on NATO allies to fulfill their mutual defense commitments, should call on NATO allies to secure national and regional security interests, and should recognize NATO allies who are achieving those objectives.

(10 minutes)


Kelly (PA)


Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty and implementing legislation for the Treaty has been enacted into law.

(10 minutes)


Engel (NY), Royce (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to designate an existing Department of Defense employee as responsible for coordinating the Department's existing obligations to protect cultural heritage.

(10 minutes)


Soto (FL)


Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Energy, and the Secretary of State to jointly submit to Congress a report on space-based nuclear detection.

(10 minutes)


Fitzpatrick (PA)


Revised Directs the Secretary of Defense to define “deterrence” in a cyber operations landscape, and assess how this definition affects the overall cyber operations strategy in the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)


Franks (AZ), Lamborn (CO)


Revised Updates some of the balance of funds to the Israeli Missile Defense would enable the Israelis to spend funding authorized in the bill on procurement and RDTE.

(10 minutes)


Lamborn (CO), Kinzinger (IL), Hunter (CA), Franks (AZ)


Revised Requires Initial Operational Capability of a boost phase ballistic missile defense capability by Dec. 31, 2020.

(10 minutes)


Young, Don (AK)


Revised Promotes an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system incorporating THAAD, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Aegis Ashore, and Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems, as well as authorizing additional GBIs, and accelerating the completion of the EIS for an interceptor site on the East Coast and in the Midwest of the U.S. Missile Defense Testing

(10 minutes)


Hunter (CA)


Amends section 1696 by striking an exception to 10 U.S.C. § 2377 and adding a certification requirement.

(10 minutes)


Rogers (AL)


Revised Amends the bill for construction of the previously authorized AEGIS Ashore Missile Defense Complex at RedziKowo Base, Poland, the Secretary of the Navy may construct a 6,180 square meter multipurpose facility, for the purposes of providing additional berthing space on board the installation.

(10 minutes)


Simpson (ID)


Revised Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to the City of Mountain Home, Idaho approximately 4.25 miles of railroad spur near the Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho for economic development.

(10 minutes)


Bishop, Rob (UT)


Late Revised Removes certain deed restrictions and reversions associated with conveyance of property of former Defense Depot Ogden, Utah.

(10 minutes)


Bustos (IL), Gosar (AZ), Loebsack (IA), Jones (NC)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify that there is not suitable space in an existing military installation before they buy or lease space valued at over $750k annually.

(10 minutes)


Brat (VA)


Late Creates a process for foreign governments to petition DOD to return surplus property to that government. Savings are available for readiness programs.

(10 minutes)


Rice (SC)


Late This amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to issue modifications to all relevant construction and facilities specifications to ensure that machine-room less elevators are not prohibited in buildings and facilities throughout the Department of Defense. The Secretary shall promulgate interim standards making these specification changes not later than 180 days after enactment, and final standards not later than 1 year after enactment.

(10 minutes)


Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM), Pearce (NM)


Late Requires the Administrator for Nuclear Security to report on the recommended alternative for the recapitalization of plutonium science and production capabilities; requires certification by the Department of Defense that the recommended alternative is acceptable; and requires the Government Accountability Office to review the analysis of alternatives.

(10 minutes)


Larsen, Rick (WA)


Revised Requires development of a plan for verification and monitoring relating to the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons and their components, and fissile material.

(10 minutes)


Carbajal (CA)


Revised Requires the Secretary of Energy in consultation with the Department of State to develop a plan to further minimize the use of highly-enriched uranium for medical isotopes.

(10 minutes)


Hunter (CA), Garamendi (CA), Curbelo (FL), Soto (FL)


Revised Provides additional resources for the Coast Guard's retirement account. The amendment also exposes foreign owners and operators of oil production facilities to liability for cleanup costs and damages from oil spills that threaten or cause damage in the United States.

(10 minutes)


Moulton (MA)


Revised Requires a comprehensive political and military strategy for U.S. involvement in Syria and enumerates specific reporting requirements due within 90 days of enactment.

(10 minutes)


Langevin (RI), Delaney (MD)


Requires a report regarding the mission continuity of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

(10 minutes)


Comstock (VA)


Late Expresses the sense of Congress stating that the federal government should ensure that in its actions it does not unduly or artificially distort competition in the market for new commercial satellite servicing activities.

(10 minutes)


Davidson (OH)


Late Prohibits use of funds for unclassified operations in Yemen.

(10 minutes)


Marino (PA)


Late Requires a report to be made by the Secretary of Defense to the congressional defense committees on the procurement of tungsten and tungsten powders.

(10 minutes)


Tenney (NY), Lipinski (IL), Jones (NC), Katko (NY)


Reinstates the Berry Amendment’s longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides for a one year phase-in period.

(10 minutes)