Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.Con.Res. 96 - Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

April 7, 2014 5:03 PM

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Cárdenas (CA), Polis (CO), Garcia (FL)

#1

Relates to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Pocan (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Edwards (MD), Schakowsky (IL), McDermott (WA)

#5

REVISED CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE restores economic health by creating 8.8 million jobs by 2017 through investments in education, infrastructure and research and to reduce deficits by $4 trillion by 2024.

Fudge (OH), Scott, Bobby (VA), Moore, Gwen (WI), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#2

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE makes significant investments in education, job training, transportation and infrastructure, and advanced research and development programs that will accelerate our economic recovery. Includes funding for a comprehensive jobs bill and targeted investments to reduce and eradicate poverty in America. Protects the social safety net without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or SNAP and makes tough but responsible decisions to raise new revenue by making our tax system fairer, saving more than $1.7 trillion on the deficit over the next decade. Puts our nation on a sustainable fiscal path by reducing our annual budget deficit to 2.5% of GDP by FY 2024.

Grayson (FL)

#7

LATE Strikes the reforms proposed for nonmeans-tested direct spending, beginning on page 52, and inserts the following: “Nothing in this resolution shall be construed to mandate, require or support any reduction in Social Security or Medicare benefits.”

Grayson (FL)

#8

LATE Inserts the following policy statement: “It is the policy of this Congress that the existing gender pay gap is unacceptable. Every item in this budget shall be construed in a manner that will actively seek to promote equal pay between men and women.”

Grayson (FL)

#9

LATE Amends section 602 of the bill to say that Congress should pass legislation that “maintains current tax deductions, credits and other benefits for the American middle class, including those relating to pensions, IRAs, other tax-deferred personal accounts, healthcare insurance and expenses, state and local income taxes, charitable contributions, mortgage interest and property taxes.”

Grayson (FL)

#10

LATE Amends Section 604(b) on page 78 from: “It is the policy of this resolution to protect those in or near retirement from any disruptions to their Medicare benefits…” to: “It is the policy of this resolution to protect EVERYONE from any disruptions to their Medicare benefits…"

Grayson (FL)

#11

LATE Inserts a new clause at the end of page 83 stating that any legislation the President submits to Congress pertaining to Social Security should: “Avoid any reduction in current benefit levels, including but not limited to cost-of-living adjustments.”

Grayson (FL)

#12

LATE Inserts a new section into the bill seeking to ensure “that students are charged no more for student loan interest rates than the Federal Reserve charges for loans to financial institutions."

Grayson (FL)

#13

LATE Adds a new subsection to the policy on workforce development. It asserts that federal expenditure amounts should be modified “in order to promote and attain full employment”.

Grayson (FL)

#14

LATE Page 100, beginning on line 17, states: “Global trade and commerce is not a zero-sum game. The idea that global expansion tends to ‘hollow out’ United States operations is incorrect.” This amendment strikes the word “incorrect” and inserts the word “correct”.

Kinzinger (IL)

#4

Amends title VI by adding a policy statement that finds that mandatory spending as a share of the federal budget continues to increase and recommends Congress work toward increasing transparency and accountability in mandatory spending programs.

Mulvaney (SC)

#3

SUBSTITUTE Inserts President Obama’s budget proposal.

Van Hollen (MD)

#15

LATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS SUBSTITUTE supports the American dream with investments in job creation and education, tax reform that promotes the growth of American businesses and tax fairness, and policies that support access to health care, retirement security, and a safe and secure nation.

Woodall (GA), Scalise (LA)

#6

REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Balances in four years and cuts discretionary spending to FY2008 levels.