Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H. Con. Res. 71 — Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

October 2, 2017 6:39 PM

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Connolly (VA)


Strikes reconciliation instructions for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)


LATE Encourages the U.S. Government Accountability Office to issue a report on the on the impacts of climate change and recommendations for establishing an emergency preparedness plan for natural disasters in the Caribbean.

Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)


LATE Encourages Congress to form a Task Force responsible for addressing the disaster relief aid needed to mitigate the impact of areas affected by natural disasters, including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, the island of Dominica, and the Dominican Republic.

Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)


LATE Supports waiving the Merchant Maritime Act of 1920 (“Jones Act”) for at least a year, or until Puerto Rico receives the relief it needs, so that response and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico are not encumbered.

Espaillat (NY), Soto (FL), Gutierrez (IL)


LATE Establishes that the Constitution requires the Federal Government to provide for the common defense. As such, the Nation must prioritize its ability to respond rapidly and effectively to a public health crisis, including a potential epidemic in Puerto Rico unless health services are provided immediately.

Grothman (WI)


Instructs House Committees to submit changes in law within their jurisdiction to reduce the deficit by a total of $400,000,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 2027 by doubling each Committee's instruction in the underlying bill.

McClintock (CA), Walker (NC)


SUBSTITUTE REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. Secures America’s Future Economy by balancing the budget while bringing solvency to Social Security, Medicare, and the Federal Government, reforming the tax code, and providing for a strong national security.

McGovern (MA), Lujan Grisham (NM)


Prevents cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by exempting SNAP from reconciliation instruction. Prevents stricter time limits and more onerous work requirements in SNAP, and prevents the program from being converted into a block grant.

Pocan (WI), Grijalva (AZ)


SUBSTITUTE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Provides a practical, progressive vision for our country by investing $2 trillion in 21st century infrastructure and jobs, tackling inequality, making corporations pay for their fair share and strengthening essential public programs. Includes comprehensive immigration reform, which protects DACA, and provides $200 billion for immediate hurricane disaster recovery efforts and climate change research.

Scott, Bobby (VA), Richmond (LA)


SUBSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS (CBC) SUBSTITUTE. Makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. It includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Additionally, the CBC budget protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP. The CBC budget makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $2.5 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. The CBC Budget will put our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.7% of GDP by FY 2027.

Yarmuth (KY)


SUBSTITUTE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE. Focuses on fostering growth, creating good-paying jobs, and building an economy that works for everyone. It protects affordable health care for the middle class and struggling families, invests in America, and ensures national security. The resolution supports comprehensive immigration reform and disaster response funding to help Americans rebuild after the recent hurricanes.