Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.J. Res. 124 - Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015

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September 15, 2014 7:14 PM

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Connolly (VA)


Prohibits the use of funds to take any action or extend any U.S. assistance that would give recognition or implied recognition to the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over the Crimea region of Ukraine.

King, Steve (IA)


Defunds DACA, the Morton Memos, and enacts legislation to address the flaw in the 2008 trafficking bill, in the event that the President takes unconstitutional action on immigration that weakens enforcement of immigration law.

McKeon (CA)


Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups or individuals. Additionally, the amendment would strengthen congressional oversight by requiring detailed reports, including progress reports, on the plan, vetting process, and procedures for monitoring unauthorized end-use of provided training and equipment. It would also require the President to report on how this authority fits within a larger regional strategy. While this amendment does not authorize additional funds, it would allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to submit a reprogramming request to Congress should the President request DOD funds to execute this authority and permit the Secretary of Defense to accept foreign contributions. Lastly, the amendment would state that nothing in this section be construed to constitute a specific statutory authorization for the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations wherein hostilities are clearly indicated by the circumstances.

Rogers, Harold (KY)


MANAGER’S REVISED Makes the following technical corrections: 1) amends section 130 to ensure that the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service can continue to collect fees from park passes through the CR period, as intended, 2) amends section 134 to refer to the correct division of Public Law 113-76, and 3) amends sections 136 and 137 to ensure proper execution of funds provided to address the Ebola outbreak.