Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Jun 12, 2013 8:01 PM

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Andrews (NJ), Jones (NC)


Restores $30 million in funding to the JLENS program, to bring in line with President's Budget requested level, and cuts $30 million from Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, Network Attack, Attack the Network line.

Andrews (NJ), Markey, Edward (MA)


Requires a report on whether the Department of Defense could make current no accrual of interest for certain servicemembers (20 USC 1087e(o) )benefit automatic.

Andrews (NJ), Shuster (PA), LoBiondo (NJ), Hunter (CA), Runyan (NJ)


Makes technical changes to underlying text, including one grammatical change and a revision to ensure subcontracts are also captured by a provision on contracting for airlift services.

Bachmann (MN)


Requires that the POW/MIA flag be flown 365 days a year on certain Federal Buildings.

Bachmann (MN)


REVISED Funds the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group to the requested amount by the Marine Corps.

Bachmann (MN)


REVISED This amendment will increase funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Operations and Maintenance fund at the request of the Marine Corps

Barr, (KY), Huizenga (MI)


Repeals the mandatory purchase requirement on prison-made products and services, and places a competitive requirement before Federal Prison Industries is awarded a procurement contract from DOD.

Barr, (KY)


Provides a moratorium on the conversion of commercial functions performed by DoD contractors into performance by DoD employees, unless a documented cost comparison by DoD shows greater cost savings if the activity is insourced by DoD. Amendment includes exceptions for inherently governmental activities and those activities requiring certification involving national security concerns.

Benishek (MI), Gabbard (HI), Hanna (NY), Sinema, Kyrsten (AZ)


REVISED Allows an experienced officer trial counsel outside of a sexual assault victim's chain of command to decide whether or not to take a case to trial. Applies only to crimes subject to a punishment of imprisonment for over one year, and specifically does not apply to uniquely military crimes, such as leaving your post, aiding the enemy, or showing contempt toward officials, among others.

Bentivolio, (MI)


REVISED Sense of Congress Regarding Relations with Taiwan suggests it should be United States policy to allow high-level Taiwan officials to conduct meetings with high-level officials in the United States, particularly in executive departments. High-level Taiwan officials should be permitted to make visits to the United States, particularly Washington, D.C., including their democratically elected president, to engage in constructive dialogue between our two countries, as is necessary to make accurate and appropriate assessments in policy matters.

Bilirakis (FL)


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

Bilirakis (FL)


Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to designate an appropriate site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard for a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as military divers.

Bishop, Tim (NY)


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.

Blackburn (TN)


LATE REVISED Requires the Department to conduct a review of the current Troops to Teachers program by March 1, 2014.

Blumenauer (OR), Mulvaney (SC), Bentivolio, (MI)


Reduces from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.

Blumenauer (OR)


Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of the Navy, on alternatives to the plan by the Navy to purchase 12 ballistic missile submarines to support the nuclear deterrent of the Navy, including fewer submarines, more missiles per submarine, different submarine designs, and changing submarine patrol and basing practices. Requires that these alternatives must consider estimated costs and its ability to meet military requirements.

Blumenauer (OR)


Eliminates the arbitrary cut-off of 25 years after military service for the use of Qualified Veteran Mortgage Bonds (QVMB).

Blumenauer (OR)


Provides additional guidance for military installation master planning documents, consistent with Department of Defense, UFC 2-100-01.

Blumenauer (OR), Kinzinger (IL), Gabbard (HI), Stivers (OH)


Strengthens and reform the Iraq and Afghanistan Special Immigration Visa programs, and expressing the sense of the House that these programs are of significant importance to the US mission, and should be extended and reformed before their expiration.

Bordallo (GU)


Clarifies policy in section 233 regarding assignment of missile defense assets in East Asia and would assign waiver of restriction of movement of missile defense assets to the Secretary of Defense to ensure the Combatant Commanders have flexibility to address emerging threats anywhere in the world.

Braley (IA), Jones (NC)


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.

Bridenstine (OK)


Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report on the implications of Caspian Sea-based resource development for energy security strategies of the U.S. and NATO.

Bridenstine (OK)


WITHDRAWN Requires the Secretary of Defense to examine the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces’ (CAAF) ruling in the case of 1LT Michael Behenna. Requires the Secretary to report on the extent to which the CAAF’s ruling sets a precedent in the Uniform Code of Military Justice for limitations on legitimate self-defense in a hostile zone.

Bridenstine (OK)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the specified Congressional committees a report in both classified and unclassified form on the current and future military power of the Russian Federation.

Broun (GA)


Rescinds $168,000,000 for M1 Abrams Upgrade Program.

Broun (GA)


Prohibits the Department of Defense from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States unless they are actively engaged in combat against the United States.

Broun (GA)


Strikes the section of the bill requiring a joint camouflage uniform shared by all services by 2018.

Broun (GA)


Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Palomares Nuclear Weapons Accident Revised Dose Evaluation Report released in April by the Air Force in 2001.

Brownley (CA)


Expresses the sense of Congress that the Federal Government and State governments should make the transition of a member of the Armed Forces and the member’s spouse from military to civilian life as seamless as possible.

Brownley (CA)


Increases authorized funding for the Yellow Ribbon Program by $10 million, off-set with a reduction in operations and maintenance.

Brownley (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish areas to be known as ‘Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Areas’ for national defense purposes.

Buchanan (FL)


WITHDRAWN Prohibits the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to Egypt.

Buchanan (FL)


WITHDRAWN Prohibits any funds made available to any federal department or agency from being used to provide assistance to Egypt.

Bustos (IL)


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

Butterfield (NC), Jones (NC), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH)


Expands the official documentation accepted by the Secretary of Homeland Security to verify honorable service in a forgotten segment of the World War II Merchant Marine - tug boat and barge operators. Grants honorary veterans status and provide for the awarding of any commendations, ribbons, or honors earned during their time of service, and provide burial benefits to these individuals that played such an invaluable role in the war effort.

Camp (MI)


LATE Strikes subsection (b) of section 585.

Cárdenas (CA)


REVISED Ensures that the investigations launched by the Department of Defense related to the compromise of critical program information include an estimate of economic losses resulting from the intrusion and any actions needed to protect intellectual property.

Cárdenas (CA)


Authorizes the Department of Defense to create a education program to assist small business understand cyber security threats.

Cárdenas (CA)


REVISED Ensures that an assessment of the retention, recruitment, and management of the cyber operation forces is included in a comprehensive mission analysis of cyber operations by the Department of Defense.

Cárdenas (CA)


Increases authorized funding for Tuition Assistance Programs by $10,000,000.

Chu (CA), Honda (CA), Conyers (MI)


WITHDRAWN Requires a briefing and plan to address hazing incidents, database to track hazing incidents and a GAO report on hazing in the military.

Cicilline (RI), Bustos (IL)


Gives manufacturers and contractors the opportunity to provide information to DoD regarding how their bid for a contract will affect domestic employment via a jobs impact statement. Allows DoD to take this information into consideration, but does not mandate that DoD consider this information when awarding the contract.

Coffman (CO)


Freezes spending on Abrams M1A1 tank upgrades and shifts the money to operations and maintenance accounts.

Coffman (CO)


Cuts $250 million from the Defense Rapid Innovation Program (DRIP), and moves the money to alleviate training and readiness shortfalls.

Coffman (CO)


Helps delineate which Department of Defense activities/programs are commercial in nature, and creates a better atmosphere for private sector firms to perform those commercial activities needed by Department of Defense programs.

Coffman (CO), Griffith (VA), Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR)


Directs the President of the United States to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade--nothing in this amendment should be construed as directing the removal of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, nor certain quick-reaction forces.

Coffman (CO)


WITHDRAWN Requires that the government be provided with accurate data to evaluate the reasonableness of proposed prices for launch services provided by new entrants prior to awarding a contract for an EELV-class launch.

Cohen (TN), Rohrabacher (CA), Cicilline (RI)


Removes the authority for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund (AIF).

Collins, Chris (NY)


REVISED Expresses a sense of Congress to maintain a strong National Guard and Military Reserve force.

Collins, Doug (GA)


LATE Allows for the administrative transfer of 282.304 acres, in Dahlonega, Georgia known as Camp Frank D. Merrill, from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Army.

Conaway (TX)


Makes an authority change to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, allowing the U.S. military to provide integrated air-missile defense training/coordination to Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Connolly (VA), Wolf (VA), Schneider, Bradley (IL)


REVISED Requires that the report authorized by section 1242 of this act include information on how the Egyptian military is supporting the rights of individuals involved in civil society and democratic promotion efforts through nongovernmental organizations.

Connolly (VA), Granger (TX), Diaz-Balart, Mario (FL), Gingrey (GA), Sires (NJ), Carter (TX)


Directs the President to sell 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan.

Connolly (VA), Poe (TX)


Authorizes up to 5% of humanitarian assistance program funds to be used for monitoring and evaluation of said programs. Requires a Congressional briefing 90 days after enactment describing, among other things, how the Department evaluates program and project outcomes and impact, including cost effectiveness and whether the programs met their goals.

Conyers (MI), Welch (VT), Cohen (TN), Jones (NC)


Prevents funds authorized in the Act from being used to deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of Members of the Armed Forces or private security contractors on the ground in Syria unless the purpose of the presence is to rescue a Member of the Armed Forces from imminent danger.

Conyers (MI), Jones (NC), Johnson, Hank (GA), Ellison (MN)


Clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.

Conyers (MI)


Clarifies that the assessment mandated in Section 1036(3) includes associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners for purposes of interpreting the scope of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Cooper (TN)


Reinstates the New START funding.

Crowley (NY)


Prohibits the Department of Defense from paying any private housing contractor who has outstanding tax obligations at the local, county, city, town or State level as determined by a final judgment by a tax authority.

Cuellar (TX), McCaul (TX), Green, Gene (TX), Poe (TX)


REVISED Directs the Department of Defense, in coordination with DHS and FAA, to develop a plan for UAS involving joint testing and training.

Culberson (TX)


Authorizes use of gold in the metal content of the Medal of Honor.

Cummings (MD), Michaud (ME), Takano, Mark (CA), Tierney (MA), Cicilline (RI), Braley (IA)


REVISED Expands home foreclosure protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to service members receiving hostile fire or imminent danger pay, surviving spouses of service members whose deaths are service connected, and certain veterans who are disabled due to service connected injuries. Increases fines for violations of SCRA.

Davis, Susan (CA)


Recognizes additional means by which members of the National Guard called into federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for enlistment to basic pay.

DeLauro (CT), Pingree (ME), Tsongas (MA)


Requires the services to include in the annual report to Congress on sexual assaults in the military steps taken to ensure the retention of and access to evidence and records relating to sexual assaults. Requires the services to provide in the report a description of the policies, procedures, and processes implemented to ensure detailed evidence and records are transmitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

DeLauro (CT), Granger (TX), Moran, James (VA), Kingston (GA), Ellison (MN), Wolf (VA), Connolly (VA)


Prohibits the Defense Department from continuing to purchase equipment from the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that the firm is cooperating with a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit, not delivering S-300 missile defense batteries to Syria, and that no new contracts have been signed by the firm with Syria since January 1, 2013. Provides a national security waiver with a requirement that the Secretary justify the waiver in a report to Congress 30 days prior to the purchase of any equipment from Rosoboronexport.

DeLauro (CT)


Allows defense contracts only to those contractors and subcontractors who prohibit retaliation for certain wage discussions.

Denham (CA), Walz (MN)


Extends through 2014 the authority of the Physical Disability Board of Review (Board) to review the disability determinations of individuals who, since September 11, 2001, are separated from the Armed Forces due to unfitness for duty because of a mental condition with a disability rating of 20% or less and are found to be ineligible for retirement. Adds to those eligible for such review individuals who, before December 31, 2014, are separated due to unfitness because of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation based on a personality or adjustment disorder.

Denham (CA)


REVISED Authorizes enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain undocumented immigrants who are otherwise qualified for enlistment, and provides a way for the undocumented immigrants to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence by reason of their honorable service and sacrifice in the U.S. military.

DeSantis (FL), Yoho, Ted (FL)


REVISED Provides for suspension of pay in the Uniform Code of Military Justice for members of the military held in pre-trial confinement for an offense for which a sentence of death or confinement for life may be adjudged.

DeSantis (FL)


Prohibits funds from being authorized for collaborative cyber-security activities with the People's Republic of China.

Duckworth (IL)


REVISED Amends the FY13 NDAA to supplement the Small Business Administration’s mandated annual report on overall performance on government-wide small business goals to include a remediation plan for any failure to achieve contracting goals. Their current report must be strengthened to describe the extent of participation by small business, justification for any failure to achieve the small business contracting goal of 23% of procurement contracts being awarded to small businesses, and a remediation plan with best practices and analysis of past faulty practices to reach those goals in the next evaluation period.

Ellison (MN)


Prohibits the authorization of Defense Department funds for tear gas and other riot control items to Middle East and North African countries undergoing democratic transition unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to the appropriate Congressional committees that the security forces of such countries are not using excessive force to repress peaceful, lawful and organized dissent.

Engel (NY)


LATE Includes the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as recipients of DoD notification of a sensitive military operation.

Engel (NY)


LATE Includes the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as recipients of DoD notification of a sensitive military operation and clarify that the notification requirement shall not include activities subject to the requirements of title V of the National Security Act of 1947.

Esty (CT)


Establishes standards for the prompt replacement of military medals & decorations requested by veterans, current service members, and eligible family members. Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure the following: a) that decorations are mailed within 60 days of successful verification of the service record claimed; b) that requests cannot take more than one year to fulfill; and c) that the Secretary submits annual reports measuring responsiveness to such requests.

Esty (CT)


Provides a preference for defense contractors who make donations to help support the rebuilding of elementary and secondary schools where the learning environment has been disrupted because of a violent or traumatic crisis that took place on the school campus.

Farr (CA)


Establishes the sense of Congress that senior leadership in the Department of Defense should take into consideration the importance of foreign language and cultural education.

Fitzpatrick (PA)


Gives Veteran Owned Small Businesses the same 5% contracting goal that other groups get when doing business with the Department of Defense. Maintains the existing 3% goal for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small business.

Fitzpatrick (PA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to study the impact of Veteran Owned Small Business contracting on veteran unemployment and entrepreneurship. Requires the Department of Defense to provide an analysis on the feasibility and impacts of a ‘Veterans First’ style contracting program which would put priority on meeting Veteran Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business goals first.

Fitzpatrick (PA)


Prevents the Service Chiefs from ending the military tuition assistance programs.

Fitzpatrick (PA), Visclosky (IN)


Allows the elite Tomb Guards of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to be eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Fortenberry (NE)


REVISED Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a strategy to modernize the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in order to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Frankel (FL)


REVISED Adds a provision to Article 120 of the UCMJ that would make it a new offense to abuse one’s position in the chain of command of the subordinate to rape or sexually assault that person. Applies to both commissioned and non-commissioned officers.

Franks (AZ)


Establishes the sense of Congress that the paramount security concern of the United States is the ongoing and illegal nuclear weapons programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Franks (AZ)


Adds consultation to the main roles and responsibilities as prescribed in section 1086, to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Gabbard (HI), Peters, Scott (CA)


WITHDRAWN Strikes Sections 318 and 319, which preclude the Department from purchasing or producing domestic biofuels. Allows the continued development of a cost-competitive U.S. biofuels market on a commercial scale by reversing Section 316, which provides the Department of Defense an exemption from Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Gallego (TX)


Allows the Secretary of Defense to take measurable action to determine the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts.

Gallego (TX)


Extends by five years an existing Expedited Hiring Authority for civilian personnel in order to fast-track the method of recruiting and hiring select healthcare professionals, and allows DoD to pay individuals in critical and shortage healthcare occupations (specifically including those who treat wounded warriors).

Garamendi (CA)


Withholds the $2.6 billion dollars in additional funding that have been added to the Afghan National Security Forces Fund this year for acquisition of aircraft, vehicles and other equipment until the Secretary of Defense submits a report to Congress confirming when these systems would be delivered, the ANSF's capabilities of operating and maintaining these systems, and the impact of such acquisitions on the future US costs of funding the ANSF.

Garamendi (CA)


REVISED Instructs the Secretary of Defense to submit a report assessing the potential impact of onsite renewable power generation supply chains on energy performance goals, including an implementation plan for mitigating any identified supply chain risks associated with the installation of power generating assets. Instructs the Secretary to address these concerns by amending regulations governing the procurement of onsite renewable generating assets to maximize energy security at military installations and facilities.

Garamendi (CA), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Reduces funding by $107,000,000 in section 4101 for advanced procurement for major equipment for the Missile Defense Agency; reduces funding by $140,400,000 in section 4201 for ballistic missile defense mid-course segment; states that the amounts reduced shall not be used for any purpose other than deficit reduction.

Garcia (FL)


Requires that any agreements that the Department of Defense enters into with private housing contractors under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative must include a provision that the private contractors adhere to the applicable State and local taxes, like any other private company.

Garcia (FL)


Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from making any payments to a private housing contractor for an agreement, made under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, if the contractor has outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months as determined by a tax authority.

Garcia (FL)


REVISED Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to issue a report to Congress on the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. The report shall include the details of any project where the project owner had outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months, as determined by a tax authority.

Garcia (FL)


Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from making any payments to a private housing contractor for an agreement made under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative after the date of the enactment of this Act, if the contractor has outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months as determined by a tax authority.

Gardner (CO)


Requires prior Congressional approval in order for the DoD to expand Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Fort Carson, CO, which is located in my Congressional District. Requires specific appropriation approval for PCMS expansion.

Gibson (NY), Garamendi (CA)


Strikes section 1251, Sense of Congress on the Conflict in Syria.

Gingrey (GA)


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.

Gingrey (GA)


Repeals the use of official time by DoD employees.

Goodlatte (VA)


Requires the government, in habeas proceedings for United States citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the AUMF, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the citizen is an unprivileged enemy combatant and there is not presumption that the government's evidence is accurate and authentic.

Gosar (AZ)


REVISED Corrects a technical error from previous legislation which inadvertently removed Mohave County, Arizona from the list of counties whose residents are eligible to apply for just compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Since the NDAA has been a vehicle to address RECA issues in the past, it seems to be the most appropriate legislation to correct these errors.

Gosar (AZ)


States that Congress fully supports Israel’s lawful exercise of self-defense, including actions to halt regional aggression.

Graves (MO), Hanna (NY)


Simplifies small business contracting by reconciling the limitation on subcontracting provisions enacted in Sec. 802 of the FY 2013 NDAA with those in the Small Business Act.

Grayson (FL)


REVISED Requires that the Department of Defense submit to Congress a report on how sole source suppliers of components in the military procurement supply chain create vulnerabilities to military attack, terrorism, natural disaster, industrial shock, etc.

Grayson (FL), Pierluisi (PR)


REVISED Ensures that the “Commission on Service to the Nation,” created by this bill, must hold at least one hearing in Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (in addition to every State and the District of Columbia).

Grayson (FL)


Requires that no taxpayer dollars be used to fund the portion of the salary of an employee of a contractor with the Department of Defense that is in excess of the Commander-in-Chief’s salary – currently $400,000.

Grayson (FL)


WITHDRAWN Strikes the sense of Congress located on pages 501 and 502 that the President, following the end of the NATO mission in Afghanistan (December 31, 2014), should “publicly support a residual US military presence in Afghanistan”.

Grayson (FL)


WITHDRAWN Ensures that the ‘Operation and Maintenance for Overseas Contingency Operations’ account is fully funded at the President’s FY14 request (section 4302).

Grayson (FL)


REVISED Prohibits the Department of Defense from collecting any information generated by a citizen of the United States while located in the United States, including: telephone records, internet records, and physical location, without probable cause of a terrorism or criminal offense related to action or conduct by that citizen.

Grayson (FL)


Requires that Department of Defense be prohibited from entering into a contract with any entity that has, pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (see 48 CFR 52.209.5), certified to crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, etc. Restriction mirrors those attached by voice to the Milicon/VA and Homeland Security appropriations bills considered on the floor last week.

Green, Gene (TX)


Requires the military departments to provide free Internet access to servicemembers serving in a combat zone. The requirement may be waived if the security environment is unsafe for recreational Internet use.

Green, Al (TX)


Requires grant recipients of the Urbanized Area Formula Grants to provide discounted rates for veterans.

Griffin (AR), Wolf (VA)


Modifies Article 13 UCMJ to allow for the suspension of pay and allowances to a member of the Armed Forces in confinement pending trial for rape, sexual assault, or a capital offense. Provides waiver authority to the Secretary of the military department concerned.

Griffith (VA), Ellison (MN)


Requires the Department of Defense to comply with former Secretary Gates’ efficiencies directive dated March 14, 2011 for a reduction in the number of flag officers and generals by no later than December 31, 2014.

Grimm (NY)


WITHDRAWN Expresses support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation in post-civil war Sri Lanka and calls for a credible, international, independent, investigation into alleged instances of human rights abuses during and since the war which ended in 2009.

Grimm (NY)


REVISED Expresses condemnation of the government of Iran for its systematic, state-sponsored persecution of the country's Baha'i religious minority.

Guthrie (KY)


Requires a comprehensive policy on improvements to the care, management, and transition of recovering service members with urotrauma from DoD to VA. Urotrauma is a class of wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, reproductive organs, and urinary organs.

Guthrie (KY)


WITHDRAWN Establishes an inter-agency Task Force to study methods to improve care for service members suffering from urotrauma, a class of wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, reproductive organs, and urinary organs. These are signature wounds of IED blasts.

Hanna (NY)


REVISED Expresses the sense of Congress that the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should be condemned; expresses support for our Armed Forces and first responders; and supports policies to reduce the use of IEDs.

Hanna (NY)


Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make memorial headstone or grave markers available for purchase by Guard or Reserve members who served for at least 6 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.

Hanna (NY), Graves (MO), Shuster (PA), Hunter (CA), Connolly (VA)


Makes it easier for small businesses to compete for lower tier subcontracts on federal projects and improves visibility into the health of the industrial base.

Hastings, Doc (WA), Fleischmann (TN), Lujan (NM)


Amends Division C, Title XXXI regarding the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect and provide public access to Manhattan Project facilities at three DOE defense sites through the establishment of an historical park.

Hastings, Doc (WA)


REVISED Directs the Department of Energy to transfer a parcel of land at the Hanford Site to the DOE designated Community Reuse Organization.

Heck, Denny (WA)


REVISED Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by allowing the servicemember to submit a certified letter from a commanding officer or record from the Defense Manpower Database Center in lieu of military orders.

Holt (NJ)


Simplifies existing health services contracting law to allow for better and faster utilization of community-based health care services.

Holt (NJ)


REVISED Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress within 60 days of enactment whether the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program, or related scholarship or fellowship programs within the Department of Defense, are providing the necessary number of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineer, and mathematics to meet the recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on Research and Development in the United States Intelligence Community, as well as recommendation for how SMART and similar program might be improved to better satisfy those recommendations.

Holt (NJ)


Allows any adjutant general of a State to request contact information for Individual Ready Reservists and Individual Mobilization Augmentees in the State for the purpose of conducting suicide prevention efforts.

Holt (NJ)


Provides for enhanced whistleblower protections for Department of Defense employees and contractors.

Holt (NJ)


Strikes all of subtitle C of title II except section 237 (Iron Dome program).

Honda (CA)


Allows military recruiters to access student personal information only when schools have the explicit, written consent of parents.

Hudson (NC)


Requires the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) to provide a report to the Armed Services Committees, which outlines how the Department intends to maintain both the capability and the infrastructure required to support canines as Stand-off Detection of Explosives and Explosive Precursors (SDE2P). Includes working with private industry, academic institutions, and federal agencies to ensure best practices are used.

Huelskamp (KS)


Requires a report to Congress on activities with respect for Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers not less than 90 days prior to any further disciplinary or administrative action against that individual.

Huelskamp (KS)


Extends to military service members the right of action against the federal government given to other federal employees under Bivens v. Six Uknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).

Huelskamp (KS)


Prohibits the performing of same-sex marriages or marriage-like ceremonies on DOD facilities.

Huelskamp (KS)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide reports to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees any time there is a meeting between DOD officials and civilians regarding the creation or enforcement of religious liberty regulations.

Huelskamp (KS)


Prohibits the implementation of the directive memo from Sec. Panetta on February 11, 2013, regarding additional benefits being extended to same sex partners of those serving in our Armed Forces.

Huelskamp (KS)


REVISED Limits the availability of funds authorized to target United States Persons for surveillance without a court order.

Huffman (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA)


Requires the Secretary of the Navy to report to Congress on how the Department of the Navy will utilize the work product of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cetacean Density and Distribution Mapping Working Group in developing new siting and wildlife mitigation protocols for Navy training and testing activities.

Hunter (CA)


Ensures the inclusion of emblems of belief on military memorials. Emblems of belief may include those that are currently authorized by the National Cemetery Administration.

Hunter (CA)


Requires the Secretary of the Army to consider the Silver Star Award nominations for four soldiers whose award nominations were lost and subsequently downgraded.

Issa (CA), Connolly (VA)


Reforms the process by which Federal agencies procure products and services related to information technology.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Requires the Government Accountability Office to include in its annual report to Congress a list of the most common grounds for sustaining protests relating to bids for contracts.

Jackson Lee (TX)


WITHDRAWN Extends whistleblower protections to non-Defense contractor and grantee employees.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Requires outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities required before conversion of certain functions to contractor performance.

Jackson Lee (TX)


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

Jackson Lee (TX)


Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of Defense should develop a plan to ensure a sustainable flow of qualified mental health counselors to meet the long-term needs of members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.

Jackson Lee (TX)


WITHDRAWN Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the importance of increasing effectiveness of the Northern Command ("NORTHCOM") in fulfilling its critical mission of protecting the U.S. homeland in the event of war and to provide support to local, state and federal authorities in times of national emergency.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Provides for improved management of defense equipment and supplies through automated information and data capture technologies.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Requires posting of information relating to sexual assault prevention and response resources.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Increases PTSD Funding by $5,000,000.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE REVISED Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study to ascertain the extent to which contractors are used in the conduct of intelligence activities and the type of information to which such contractors are exposed and to submit to Congress an assessment of the defense intelligence activities’ reliance on the contractor workforce to support government activities, including contractors performing defense intelligence activities (including intelligence analysis); a description of the skill sets performed by contractors and the availability of federal civilian personnel to perform those skill sets; and the number of contractors who are performing inherently governmental functions or functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Authorizes a 2 Percent Basic Pay increase for military.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE REVISED Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to Congress that military drone assets are not deployed in or near heavily populated areas of the United States.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)


WITHDRAWN Increases authorized funding for Applied Cyber Security Research by $9,000,000.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)


WITHDRAWN Increases authorized funding for basic research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions by $15,000,000.

Johnson, Hank (GA), Lee, Barbara (CA)


LATE Prohibits funding to construct permanent military bases in Afghanistan.

Kelly (PA)


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

Kildee (MI)


Provides for additional transparency in short term vehicle and payday loans to service members and requires that when making these types of loans, lenders provide service members with information about the true cost of the loan over time, other potential financing options available through military aid societies, and the financial counseling services provided by the Department of Defense.

Kind (WI), Sensenbrenner (WI)


WITHDRAWN Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War.

Kind (WI), Sensenbrenner (WI)


REVISED Authorizes an award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War. Requires Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the process and materials used for consideration of Medal of Honor recommendations for acts of heroism that occurred during the Civil War.

Kirkpatrick (AZ), Coffman (CO), O'Rourke (TX), Thompson, Mike (CA), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH), Rahall (WV)


Requires the Department of Defense to provide certified and complete service treatment records to the Department of Veterans Affairs within 90 days of military discharge or release in an electronic format.

Kline (MN), Hunter (CA), Andrews (NJ), Polis (CO)


Ensures all students from legally operating secondary schools are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces.

Kuster, Ann (NH)


Requires a report on the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Department of Defense centers of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, and military eye injuries.

Lamborn (CO)


Establishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed to Israel by the sale or transfer of advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Syria.

Lamborn (CO)


Establishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed by Hezbollah. Encourages our European allies to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Lamborn (CO)


REVISED Restricts funding for the space-based infrared systems space modernization initiative wide-field-of-view testbed until the Department of Defense certifies that it is carrying out the Operationally Responsive Space Program required by 10USC2273a.

Langevin (RI)


Requires a report providing an updated comparison of the costs and risks of acquiring DDG 1000 and DDG 51 Flight III vessels equipped for enhanced ballistic missile defense capability.

Langevin (RI), Castro (TX)


REVISED Enables qualified foreign nationals already working in Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories classified as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories, and possessing specialty skills needed for critical positions where U.S. citizens are unavailable, to receive expedited citizenship, which would enable eligibility for security clearance consideration. Allows this authority to only used in those exceptional cases where the DOD organization has already hired the foreign national and wants to support fast-track citizenship for the benefit of DOD, and capped at 10 individuals per year.

Langevin (RI), Cummings (MD)


REVISED Requires DoD to comply with a law enacted in the FY10 NDAA to ensure that funding was available to use civilian employees instead of contractors for requirements that last more than five years.

Larsen, Rick (WA), Markey, Edward (MA), Blumenauer (OR), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Limits funding for nuclear components of the B-61 Life Extension Program until a report is provided to the appropriate congressional committees detailing the role of NATO in the development, funding, and basing of the B-61 in the future.

Larson, John (CT), Rooney (FL)


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

Lee, Barbara (CA), Burgess (TX), Schakowsky (IL)


Decreases Department of Defense (DOD) funding by 0.5% (excluding personnel and health program accounts) unless financial statements from the previous year are certified as auditable and meeting generally accepted accounting principles.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Ros-Lehtinen (FL)


Requires the Defense Secretary to report to Congress on the use of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and related policies, punitive articles, and regulations with regard to service members living with or at risk of contracting HIV.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI)


Requires the Defense Secretary to report to congressional defense committees on matters related to the use of lethal drones, as well as all legal opinions providing advice on the authority to use force in such operations.

Lee, Barbara (CA)


Reduces the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Broun (GA), DeLauro (CT)


Sets a date certain for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF (Public Law 107-40) either at the end of the war in Afghanistan or January 1, 2015, whichever happens first.

Lewis, John (GA)


Require the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the 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.

Lipinski (IL)


LATE Creates an Office of Transitional Assistance to help veterans and service members leaving the military to know eligible benefits and find jobs. Requires that the office to create a website to connect veterans with employers looking to hire veterans.

Lowey (NY)


Requires service academies to add sexual assault prevention in ethics curricula.

Lujan (NM)


Extends the sunset of the Secretary of Energy's Other Transaction authority by 5 years.

Lujan Grisham, Michelle (NM)


Instructs the DOD to identify and recognize dependents of a member of the armed forces who is serving or has served in a combat zone for a period of more than 30 days with a lapel button and to conduct presentation ceremonies to eligible dependents.

Lummis (WY), Daines (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND)


Requires DOD to preserve currently active ICBM silos in warm status.

Lynch (MA)


LATE Requires, in the case of a reduction to the authorization for Operations & Maintenance, Navy or for Pacific Command, that the authorization for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command not be reduced below $118,230,000.

Lynch (MA)


LATE REVISED Requires an assessment of the Afghan National Security Force’s (ANSF) ability to provide proper Operations & Maintenance for U.S.-funded ANSF infrastructure projects after January 1, 2015.

Maloney, Sean (NY)


WITHDRAWN Requires a report on the feasibility of establishing a cyber command fellowship for cadets at the United States Military Academy.

Maloney, Sean (NY)


REVISED Requires the DoD to submit an impact statement when they waive Buy America provisions in the Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Maloney, Sean (NY)


Prevents the DoD from waiving Buy America provisions in the Korea Free Trade Agreement if the product being purchased is made by a domestic minority owned or small business and is sold at fair market value.

McCaul (TX), Miller, Candice (MI), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE REVISED Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify and transfer equipment that may be used to secure the international borders of the United States

McCaul (TX), Miller, Candice (MI), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE REVISED Amends 10 USC 2576a to include “border security activities” to the list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when transferring excess property to other federal agencies.

McCaul (TX), Pierluisi (PR)


LATE REVISED Authorizes the transfer of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems from the Department of Defense to the Department of Homeland Security.

McCollum (MN)


Prohibits any funds authorized in the bill from being used to sponsor Army National Guard professional wrestling sports sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships. The amendment does not prohibit recruiters from making direct, personal contact with secondary school students and other prospective recruits.

McGovern (MA), Jones (NC), Smith, Adam (WA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Garamendi (CA)


REVISED Requires the President to complete the accelerated transition of combat operations from U.S. Armed Forces to the Government of Afghanistan no later than by the end of 2013; the accelerated transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014, including the redeployment of U.S. troops; and to pursue robust negotiations to address Afghanistan's and the region's security and stability. Establishes the sense of Congress that should the President determine the necessity for post-2014 deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Congress should vote to authorize such a presence and mission by no later than June 2014.

McKeon (CA)


Amends title 32 USC 508, “Assistance for certain youth and charitable organizations,” by adding State Student Cadet Corps to the list of 13 eligible youth and charitable programs eligible to receive National Guard support services.

McKeon (CA), Smith, Adam (WA)


Requires the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Administration to make all health care information contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems available and actionable to health care providers in both Departments by October 1, 2014 and requires the Secretaries to implement an integrated health record by October 1, 2016.

McKeon (CA)


MANAGER'S AMENDMENT Makes technical and conforming changes in the bill.

McKinley (WV), Owens (NY)


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.

McNerney (CA), Napolitano (CA), McKinley (WV)


Provides an additional $15 million in funding for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program and reduces the Office of the Secretary’s budget by the same amount.

Murphy, Patrick (FL)


Allocates an additional $10M for PTSD research from Operation and Maintenance, Defense Wide.

Murphy, Patrick (FL)


REVISED Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on efforts to make more efficient use of Defense facilities, with a focus on underutilized and unutilized facilities.

Murphy, Tim (PA)


LATE REVISED Requires the consideration of the value of services provided by a local community to the armed forces as part of the economic analysis in making base realignment or closure decisions.

Nadler (NY)


WITHDRAWN Removes funding to expand the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Nadler (NY)


WITHDRAWN Prevents Department of Defense funds from being used to force feed the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba military base.

Nadler (NY)


WITHDRAWN Cuts the funding of construction money being used to expand the base in Gitmo in half, because 86 of the 166 prisoners being detained in Gitmo have already been cleared for release.

Nolan (MN)


Prohibits use of funds in this Act from assisting the armed combatants in Syria without prior statutory authorization by Congress.

Nolan (MN)


Reduces total funds authorized in this Act by $60 Billion.

O'Rourke (TX)


Requires “sexual harassment” to also be included in the development of a uniform curriculum to provide sexual assault prevention and response training and education for members of the Armed Force and civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

O'Rourke (TX)


Requires the Secretary of Defense, through the Director of the Department of Defense’s Small business program, to submit a report examining the Department of Defense’s (the Department) small business contracting services for the purpose of achieving the Department’s small business contracting goals.

Palazzo (MS)


LATE Considers dual status military technicians a military personnel account for purposes of the enforcement of sequestration.

Pascrell (NJ), Thompson, Mike (CA)


Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit the plan required by the National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2013 to improve coordination and integration of the programs that address traumatic brain injury and psychological health of members of the Armed Forces within the appropriate time-frame.

Pascrell (NJ)


Requires a report on how the Secretary of Defense will identify, refer, and treat traumatic brain injuries with respect to members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom prior to June 2010 when a memorandum regarding a 50- meter distance from an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer and treat members for potential traumatic brain injury took effect.

Pearce (NM)


Provides the Department of Defense with final approval over any new land use project that utilizes covered research, development, test and evaluation lands within the continuous United States.

Pearce (NM)


LATE Extends of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mission.

Pierluisi (PR), Young, Don (AK)


LATE Authorizes the Department of Defense for public safety purposes to remove unexploded ordnance from certain areas of the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico that were a former weapons training area and that the Department identified in 2012 as having regular public access.

Pierluisi (PR), Grayson (FL)


LATE REVISED Requires the Department of Defense to conduct a formal records review and make public a report detailing all military munitions and training activities that occurred historically on the islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico, and in the nearby cays and waters.

Pingree (ME)


Instructs the DOD to insure that servicemembers are aware of the Interim Guidance by the Director of National Intelligence that victims of military sexual assault who received counseling answer “no” to Q21 on their Security Form 86 (SF86) for security clearances.

Pingree (ME)


Amends the Small Business Act to include a military installation's municipality, county, census tract, or contiguous census tract having a total population of no more than 50,000, as determined by the most recent census as a base closure area for purposes of the SBA's HUBZONE (historically underutilized business zone) program.

Pocan, Mark (WI)


LATE Increases funding for research on traumatic brain injuries by $10 million, offset by a reduction in overhead in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Polis (CO)


WITHDRAWN Authorizes a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017 and incorporates several recommendations by GAO to improve the BRAC process and reduce excess capacity.

Polis (CO)


REVISED Limits funding for advanced procurement of inefficient ground-based interceptor rocket motor sets, and the costly refurbishment of Missile Field 1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, until the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications to Congress, including that the Commander of the United States Northern Command has full confidence in the homeland missile defense system.

Polis (CO)


LATE Allows those certified by recognized nontheistic organizations to be appointed as officers in the chaplain core in order to fully serve nontheistic or nonreligious servicemembers.

Posey (FL)


Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport, at his discretion and without charge, to any country supplies furnished by a nonprofit organization that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.

Quigley (IL)


WITHDRAWN Strikes section 316, which exempts the Department of Defense from Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Quigley (IL)


Strikes section 1054, which includes a statement of policy that further arms reductions below the limits of the New START Treaty cannot be made by the President without Senate approval and limits the availability of funds to reduce strategic delivery vehicles below limits of the New START Treaty without Senate approval.

Quigley (IL)


Establishes the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit to the appropriate committees the report required by section 1042(a) of the FY12 NDAA outlining nuclear reductions, and that Congress should not limit funds to implement the New START Treaty contingent on the receipt of the report.

Radel, Trey (FL), Amash (MI), Massie (KY), Salmon, (AZ)


REVISED Prohibits the use of lethal military force, including the use of unmanned aircrafts, against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, absent narrow exceptions for imminent and significant national security threats.

Radel, Trey (FL), Amash (MI), Massie (KY), Salmon, (AZ)


Requires the Department of Defense to submit to the Congress a report every year containing: (1) the names of any U.S. citizens subject to military detention, (2) the legal justification for their continued detention, and (3) the steps the Executive Branch is taking to either provide them some judicial process, or release them. Requires that an unclassified version of the report be made available, and in addition, that the report must be made available to all members of Congress.

Rigell (VA)


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

Rigell (VA)


Prohibits any funds from being used to purchase military coins that are not produced in the United States.

Rigell (VA)


WITHDRAWN Gives the Department of Defense greater flexibility by striking section 803 to remove the extension of aggregate annual caps for contract services that were previously set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2013.

Rigell (VA)


Strikes $279 million authorized for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfers those funds to critical reset and Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force depot maintenance accounts.

Rigell (VA), Hunter (CA)


Strikes language in section 808 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to provide the Department of Defense flexibility in implementing the contracting caps extended by section 803 of the underlying bill.

Rigell (VA)


Modifies the temporary suspension of public-private competitions for conversion of Department of Defense functions to contractor performance. Permits the Secretary of Defense to exempt existing public-private partnerships from the OMB Budget Circular A-76 process.

Roe (TN), Thompson, Glenn (PA), Flores (TX)


LATE Creates a temporary panel to develop criteria for an ideal integrated electronic health record to be used by both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Requires that this panel, selected jointly by the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, consist of military physicians, one from each service, and four VA representatives, two each from the health and benefits administrations of VA. The panel will have 90 days to establish these criteria.

Roe (TN)


LATE Establishes a competition for non-governmental American-based entities to develop an iEHR for use by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Requires that criteria for programs entered into this competition would be set by a temporary joint panel consisting of military physicians, one from each service, and four VA representatives, two each from the health and benefits administrations of VA.

Rohrabacher (CA)


Conditions all funds to Pakistan on the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi.

Rohrabacher (CA)


Prohibits all funds to Pakistan.

Rohrabacher (CA), Sherman (CA)


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

Rohrabacher (CA)


Expresses a sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is owed a debt of gratitude for helping to find Osama bin Laden.

Rohrabacher (CA)


Authorizes no less than $5,000,000 to carry out the research, development, test, and evaluation of an aerial wildfire-fighting container delivery system and requires that these activities would be carried out using competitive procedures.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)


Enhances DoD and State Department reporting requirements on the comprehensive plan for United States military assistance and cooperation with Egypt to include a description of the strategic objectives of the United States regarding the provision of U.S. security assistance to the Government of Egypt, a description of vetting and end-use monitoring systems in place by both Egypt and the U.S. for defense articles and training provided by the U.S. – including human rights vetting – and additional requirements. Requires a GAO report requesting recommendations regarding the DoD and State report and requesting additional actions with respect to the provision of United States security assistance to Egypt.

Ros-Lehtinen (FL)


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, drug trafficking, bulk shipments of narcotics or currency, narco-terrorism, human trafficking and the Iranian presence in SOUTHCOM’s AOR.

Roskam (IL)


Requires the President to submit to the appropriate committees every 90 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.

Ross (FL)


Prohibits the Department of Defense from using taxpayer funds to provide additional or upgraded recreational facilities for individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Royce (CA)


LATE Provides authority for DOD, with the concurrence of the Department of State, to advise and assist foreign nations to suppress the illicit wildlife trade in Africa, a source of financing for transnational rebel and extremist groups. It requires an annual report to the Congress.

Ruiz, Raul (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Congress on the feasibility of establishing a small business cyber technology office to assist small business concerns in providing cybersecurity solutions to the Federal Government.

Sarbanes (MD)


Seeks to promote greater compliance with sourcing laws by incorporating them into the DoD Supplement to the FAR, which contracting officers look to closely for guidance. Seeks to strengthen compliance with existing law.

Schakowsky (IL), Miller, George (CA)


Provides procurement guidance, with regards to sourcing garments from Bangladesh by the Defense Department’s commissary and exchange store system, to assure fire and building safety conditions are audited and addressed with respect to exchange branded apparel, licensing of exchange brands, and procurement of branded garments.

Schiff (CA)


Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force effective on December 31, 2014 - concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan.

Schneider, Bradley (IL)


LATE REVISED Expands the findings section of the bill to express the sense of Congress that the President should use all diplomatic means to limit the transfer of arms from Russia, Lebanon, and Iran to the Assad regime.

Schneider, Bradley (IL)


LATE Adds an additional requirement to the annual report on Iran that requires an analysis of how sanctions are impacting Iran's Threat Network.

Schrader (OR)


REVISED Establishes a program to provide improved access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 employees; and has average annual receipts that total not more than $1,000,000. It disallows any contracts awarded under this program if its value is less than $3,000 or less than half the upper threshold of section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act.

Schrader (OR)


LATE Establishes a program to provide improved access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 employees; and has average annual receipts that total not more than $1,000,000. Disallows any contracts awarded under this program if its value is less than $3,000 or less than half the upper threshold of section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act.

Sessions (TX), Thompson, Mike (CA)


Establishes a 5-year pilot program for treatments of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder for members of the Armed Forces in health care facilities other than military treatment facilities. Requires that all treatments must be approved by the Secretary of Defense following approval by an institutional review board.

Smith, Adam (WA), Gibson (NY)


Amends Section 1021 of the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution or by an appropriate state court. Strikes section 1022 of the same Act (which provided for mandatory military custody of covered parties).

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


REVISED Provides framework to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014

Speier (CA), Braley (IA), Brownley (CA)


REVISED Permit the alleged victim of a crime to submit sworn written testimony instead of having to testify in person during an Article 32 proceeding. This would avoid re-victimization and align the Article 32 proceeding with the civilian judicial approach.

Speier (CA)


Limits funding for the Littoral Combat Ship program until the Secretary of the Navy submits results of developmental and operational testing to the congressional defense committees and certifies the program has feasible and fully-defined requirements, independent and high-confidence cost estimates, and a realistic and achievable schedule.

Speier (CA), Coffman (CO)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide congressional support offices the same access to Defense Department facilities as employees of the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Speier (CA), Jones (NC), Loebsack (IA), Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Braley (IA), Pingree (ME), McDermott (WA), Bonamici (OR), Waters (CA), Schrader (OR), Schakowsky (IL), Gutierrez (IL), Chu (CA), Lujan (NM), Michaud (ME), Castor (FL), Farr (CA), Cohen (TN), Wilson (FL), Rahall (WV), Keating (MA), Clay (MO), Maloney, Carolyn (NY), Brownley (CA), Garamendi (CA), Johnson, Hank (GA), Kaptur (OH)


Requires that cases of sexual assault are taken out of the chain of command by giving prosecutorial discretion to the Office of Chief Prosecutor of each service rather than the commander.

Swalwell, Eric (CA), Meehan (PA)


Ensures that money paid to the Department of Defense on behalf of military bands is reimbursed to the appropriate accounts, allowing military bands to play at community events if the organization fully funds the bands expenditures.

Takano, Mark (CA)


Mandates that proprietary career education institutions meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to receive Military Tuition Assistance, ensuring that such funds are well spent and lead to employment for servicemembers and veterans.

Takano, Mark (CA), Grijalva (AZ)


Prohibits postsecondary educational institutions from using revenues derived from Military Tuition Assistance funds for advertising, marketing, and recruitment activities.

Terry (NE)


Amends title 4 USC by adding at the end the following: Members of the armed forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.

Terry (NE)


Requires Secretary of Defense to report to Congress with 180 days on the methods currently being employed across the military departments to collect charges from third party payers.

Thompson, Mike (CA), Ros-Lehtinen (FL)


Allows veterans who serve honorably in contingency operations prior to 9/11 (like Kosovo, Bosnia, or Somalia) to become citizens expeditiously, in line with post-9/11 naturalization policy. Allows immediate family members of servicemembers to apply for legal status, subject to all necessary criminal and security background checks, and codifies existing guidelines for placing active-duty soldiers or veterans into removal proceedings.

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


Extends the 180-day Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage for service members and their families by an additional 180-days for any treatment provided by telemedicine. Extends tele-behavioral services for as long as the health care professional treating the individual deems necessary, so long as that individual has used TAMP during the first 180-day period, or accessed mental health treatment sometime in the year prior to separation from the service.

Thompson, Glenn (PA), Roe (TN), Napolitano (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Perlmutter (CO), Andrews (NJ), Hinojosa (TX), Lujan (NM)


REVISED Ensures the Department of Defense conducts a preliminary mental health assessment on individuals before they join the military. This assessment will help serve as a baseline to help track and assess any mental health changes during the individual’s military career.

Titus (NV), Runyan (NJ)


Adds a Sense of Congress urging the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a fully integrated health records system.

Tonko (NY)


Requires the Secretary of the Army to send notification to individuals who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama that they may have been exposed to toxic contaminants. This notification would include a survey developed by the ATSDR to voluntarily request health data that may be useful in further scientific studies to determine the potentially adverse health impacts of exposure to toxic contaminants at Fort McClellan.

Tonko (NY), Speier (CA)


Strikes Section 813 and inserts a similar provision to limit the cost of contractor compensation to no more than the rate payable to the Vice President (currently $230,700). Removes language granting exceptions to certain positions and companies.

Tsongas (MA), Michaud (ME)


Requires athletic footwear furnished to newly recruited servicemembers to be American-made after the Secretary of Defense certifies that there are at least two domestic suppliers who can provide 100% Berry Amendment-compliant footwear; provides a waiver for servicemembers with unique medical requirements.

Turner (OH)


REVISED Provides the sense of Congress regarding the U.S. Defense Cooperation with the Georgian Government.

Turner (OH)


Requires the President of the United States to convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States.

Turner (OH), Maffei (NY), Hanna (NY), LoBiondo (NJ), Owens (NY)


Clarifies the authority of the Secretary of Defense to enter into a memorandum of understanding with applicable entities regarding non-regulatory special use airspace.

Turner (OH)


Establishes mandatory minimum sentences of discharge or dismissal, and confinement required for certain sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.

Turner (OH), Langevin (RI), Tsongas (MA), Hoyer (MD)


LATE Increases the authorization from $2M to $4M that the defense laboratories can spend on minor military construction and modifies the Laboratory Revitalization (LRP) section 2805 of Title 10 regarding unspecified minor MILCON.

Van Hollen, Chris (MD)


Replaces the sequester – which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense – through fiscal year 2014 using a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with about half the savings from spending cuts and half from revenues. Would protect our most vulnerable citizens, ask those earning over $1 million per year to contribute more, eliminate Agriculture direct payments, and cut subsidies for large oil companies.

Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Moran, James (VA), Mulvaney (SC), Woodall (GA)


REVISED Matches the President’s budget request for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Vargas, Juan (CA)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a comparative financial analysis for homebasing locations of the F-35 Aircraft on the West Coast.

Veasey, Marc (TX)


LATE Requires a GAO report to Congress on the benefits and impact that Department of Defense would accrue to our national security, as measured by the expanded pool of potential armed services recruits, from enactment of the "DACA" (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Velázquez (NY)


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

Velázquez (NY)


Requires each member of the armed forces to attend diversity and anti-hazing training on a regular basis. Requires each branch of the military to collect data on each incident of hazing.

Velázquez (NY)


Requires each branch of the military to develop and implement a policy to address incidents of hazing.

Velázquez (NY)


Creates the Military Hazing Prevention Oversight Panel to help guide the military’s anti-hazing policies.

Velázquez (NY)


Requires each branch of the military to develop and implement an expedited procedure to transfer a service member who has been the victim of hazing to another unit.

Walorski, Jackie (IN)


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

Walorski, Jackie (IN), Lamborn (CO)


Expresses the sense of Congress in support of fully implementing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran. Reiterates that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon capability, and declares that the U.S. has a vital national interest in the survival and security of the State of Israel.

Walz (MN)


Mandates a two-year moratorium on the Department of Defense's use of personality/adjustment disorder discharges for discharging members of the Armed Forces who have served longer than six months.

Walz (MN)


Requires the Government Accountability office to submit a report to Congress regarding the Department of Defense's use of Personality/Adjustment disorders as a basis to separate members from the Armed Forces.

Waters (CA)


Provides a preference (not a hard line criteria or quota – merely one or many activities DOD can consider) for potential Department of Defense (DOD) contractors that carry out certain investment and philanthropic activities to bolster education, training, and employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Welch (VT)


Requires the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report on measures to monitor and ensure that U.S. financial assistance to the Afghan National Security Forces is not used to purchase fuel from Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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


REVISED Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should establish an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health. The Board would advise the President on the review and approval of the site exposure matrix (SEM) used to determine the eligibility of DOE contractor employee claims for compensation for illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic substances.

Wilson, Joe (SC)


Requires a report from the comptroller general evaluating the different programs and contracting methods that Medicare and TRICARE use to prevent and correct improper payments to medical providers. Requires an evaluation of the effectiveness of these programs.

Wittman (VA)


Establishes a Chain of Command for the Army National Military Cemeteries that includes a commissioned officer to serve as the Director of Army National Cemeteries.

Young, Don (AK)


REVISED Requires the Sectary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to report, to the congressional defense committees, on the strategic value of installations operating within the Pacific Area of Responsibility. This report would analyze various characteristics including geographic advantage, usefulness for future missions, and proximity to training ranges, among other things, and will provide the information Congress needs to assess our country’s strategic shift to the Pacific.

Young, Don (AK)


Makes a change that will allow MARAD to receive funding from non-federal entities, but it does not mandate that this funding be sent to MARAD.

Young, Don (AK), Hanabusa (HI)


REVISED This amendment clarifies the authority to approve any sole-source contract to Native Americans through the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program is delegable, as it currently is for all other sole-source contracts.

Young, Don (AK)


REVISED In order to look for efficiencies, this amendment requires GAO to review the potential of co-locating Federal entities onto military bases, so long as those missions are compatible with the missions of the military installations. This report will focus on federal entities with homeland security, defense, international trade, commerce, and other national security-related functions.

Young, Don (AK), Enyart (IL), Hahn (CA), Weber, Randy (TX), Kilmer (WA)


Allows MARAD to give funding priority in the existing Port Infrastructure Development Program to the 21 strategic seaports in the United States. Clarifies existing language to ensure that the Port Infrastructure Development Program, created by Public Law 111-84 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010), may be used by the MARAD Administrator to provide grants to ports.