Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4310 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Altmire (PA)


Would require the Department of Defense to conduct a report to Congressional defense committees on the feasibility of providing market-rate or below-market-rate telecommunications services to uniformed personnel transiting through foreign airports to and from deployment overseas, and investigate allegations of telecom companies specifically targeting military personnel in transit with above-market-rate fees, including the results of the investigation into the report.

Andrews (NJ)


Would make technical and clarifying changes to a section of the bill requiring a report on the transition away from the use of live tissue in certain medical training.

Austria (OH)


LATE WITHDRAWN Would ensure that active duty and members of the reserve component are all eligible for the same survivor benefits regardless of if the reserve member is serving on an Inactive Duty Training Status.

Baca (CA)


LATE REVISED Would reduce the DOD strategic environmental research development program by $4 million and authorize the US geological survey to conduct a study of water resources and perchlorate contamination in the Rialto-Colton Basin, which is near a former DOD installation in California's Inland Empire.

Barletta (PA)


Would require a report on the Department of Defense’s plan to increase air support while simultaneously reducing the number of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border. Would help to ensure that the plan does not comprise our border security and compels the Department of Defense to report to Congress any changes in illegal immigrant apprehension resulting after the plan’s implementation.

Bartlett (MD), Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would prevent federal agencies from requiring contractors to sign an anti-competitive and costly project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of winning a federal construction contract.

Bartlett (MD)


WITHDRAWN Would ensure the ability of our Armed Forces and the defense department to test and certify alternative fuels, execute deliberate planning for operational mission critical requirements, and continue the development of drop-in alternative fuels for legacy platforms of our military.

Bartlett (MD)


LATE Would require a report from the US Marine Corps regarding the proposed transfer of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the U.S. Marine Corps for the expansion of 29 Palms for a Training Range Facility.

Bass (CA)_, Lankford (OK)


Would require DOD to include an evaluation of practices related to human trafficking in contractor performance assessments.

Bishop, Tim (NY)


Would express the sense of Congress that the remains of crewmen from the George 1 seaplane should be recovered from Thurston Island, Antarctica.

Bishop, Tim (NY), Hanna (NY)


REVISED Would honor the service of Air Raid Wardens and all other Americans who volunteered for service for the United States Office of Civilian Defense during World War II.

Bishop, Rob (UT), Cole (OK)


LATE REVISED Would clarify Section 322 on Military Industrial Depot Policy to ensure that core workloads completed at government military industrial depots include critical supply chain management and management expertise, and that modifications "in the nature" of programmed depot maintenance are not inadvertently precluded from core workload determinations.

Bordallo (GU)


Would provide additional enhancements to the authorities provided to DoD under section 103(a) of Title I of the Sikes Act. Would authorize DoD, pursuant to a cooperative agreement under the Sikes Act, to provide funds for the long term maintenance and improvement of natural resources on non-DoD lands without first having to protect such lands through acquisition of easements under the authority of 10 USC 2684a. Would enhance the ability of DoD to take action to relieve or eliminate current or anticipated challenges that could restrict, impede, or otherwise interfere with, whether directly or indirectly, current or anticipated military activities.

Bordallo (GU)


Would help the Department of Defense (DoD) better protect military installations and ranges from encroachment under the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative and the Sikes Act by enhancing cooperation with the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce and Interior through the more effective integration of actions under REPI and the Sikes Act with the programs of those agencies.

Bordallo (GU)


Would incorporate the text of H.R. 44, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, into H.R. 4310 as Title XVII. Would implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission.

Bordallo (GU), Wilson, Joe (SC)


Would codify the role and missions that the National Guard can perform under the State Partnership Program (SPP). Would also clarify the use of National Guard funding to support the SPP and codify that SPP missions must directly support the applicable COCOM commander and be coordinated with the senior Chief of Mission in any particular country.

Bordallo (GU)


Would establish the “Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Area” in California. Would provide an exemption to incidental take provisions under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act and provide for continued monitoring by the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of the Interior.

Boswell (IA)


LATE Would strike Section 313.

Boswell (IA), Hinchey (NY)


LATE Would strike section 314, which prohibits the use of funds made available for the Department of Defense for the production or purchase of alternative fuel.

Boswell (IA)


LATE This amendment directs the DOD and VA to conduct a joint study on the incidence rate of breast cancer in service members and veterans. The study must include the demographic information of those service-members and veterans, an analysis of the clinical characteristics of breast cancer diagnoses, possible exposures to hazardous elements and cancer risk factors, geographic areas of residence prior to deployment, and treatments received. The full cost of the study is offset from accounts that would remain above the Administration’s request.

Boswell (IA)


LATE Would direct the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the effects of multiple deployments on the well-being of military personnel.

Boswell (IA)


LATE WITHDRAWN Would clarify the definition of a "commercial item".

Braley (IA)


Would require a report from the President, in consultation with the Secretaries of Defense, State and Veterans Affairs, on the long-term costs of military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

Broun (GA)


REVISED The Broun Amendment (115) would eliminate the current mandatory retirement age for reserve officers who serve as chaplains, medical professionals, dental professionals, veterinarians, or Judge Advocate Generals, so long as they continue to meet any other current requirements for such service.

Broun (GA)


Would eliminate the maximum age limitation for individuals seeking to enlist in the U.S. military, provided they meet all of the other current qualifications for enlistment.

Broun (GA)


Would require that the federal government may not intentionally kill a U.S. citizen acting against U.S. interests overseas, unless that citizen is killed while actively resisting or attempting to escape capture.

Brown, Corrine (FL)


REVISED Would authorize remediation of a navigational hazard endangering cargo and and military vessels, and affecting economic development in the region.

Carnahan (MO)


LATE Would integrate duplicative functions related to contingency operation planning, management, and oversight, which are currently spread over several U.S. Departments and Agencies into the U.S. Office for Contingency Operations (OCO).

Carson (IN)


Would require the Department of Defense to provide mid-deployment mental health screenings to service members deployed in combat zones.

Carson (IN)


WITHDRAWN Would require the Department of Defense to compile information on academic credit provided by institutions of higher education for experience gained in the military. Would require creation of a publicly accessible website that lists this information to assist service member decisions on pursuit of higher education.

Carson (IN)


Would require the Department of Defense to conduct a survey of all service members deployed since September 11, 2001 to determine what personal safety equipment (such as ballistic eyewear and body armor) was not provided by the military and what equipment was purchased by the service member, family, or someone else. Would require an assessment to be provided to Congress on how to ensure that all service members receive the safety equipment they need in future conflicts.

Carson (IN)


Would prohibit military promotion boards from considering any information from official documents, word of mouth, or in writing on the pursuit of treatment or counseling for mental health or addiction issues. Would require this information on this prohibition to be promulgated to current service members.

Chaffetz (UT)


WITHDRAWN Would ensure that we treat the surviving spouses and children of reserve and national guard service members the same way we treat the surviving spouses and children of active duty service members by calculating the survivor benefit plan benefits for a reservist who dies while performing inactive duty consistent with the calculation used for a service member who dies while on active duty.

Chaffetz (UT)


WITHDRAWN Would allow veterans to transfer earned education benefits to an eligible dependent for up to 36 months after retirement, with an additional 12 months upon DOD approval for special circumstances.

Chu (CA), Cummings (MD), Honda (CA)


Would require the Department of Defense to provide an annual report to Congress on the prevalence of hazing and what actions they have taken to respond to a prevent hazing. Would also instruct the Comptroller General to institute a study across the Armed Services regarding the prevalence of hazing and current policies in place regarding hazing and make recommendations to prevent hazing incidents in the Armed Forces.

Cicilline (RI)


LATE Would strengthen the certification language in Sec. 1211 related to Pakistan.

Cicilline (RI)


LATE Would tie funding of the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund to a certification requirements to ensure Pakistan is making significant efforts toward the implementation of a strategy to counter improvided explosive devices (IEDs).

Coffman (CO)


Would add a provision to Title XVI, Subtitle C, Part VII in order to amend the False Statements Act by adding a new section 1041 that shall provide for increased penalties relating to small business fraud. Would extend the safe harbor provisions in Section 1681 to the new section 1041 of the False Statements Act.

Coffman (CO)


Would reintroduce competition to the contracting of government services and repeal the moratorium on A-76 procedures.

Coffman (CO), Polis (CO)


Would authorize the President to remove all Brigade Combat Teams that are permanently stationed in Europe and replace them with a rotational force.

Coffman (CO)


Would reduce the number of General and Flag officers authorized in the Department of Defense. Would place a statutory cap of .05% of the authorized end strength of all components of the armed services for a given fiscal year.

Conaway (TX)


Would build upon current economic sanctions and diplomatic efforts designed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Would enhance the military capabilities of the United States, Israel, and regional allies to give credible backing to the diplomatic efforts currently underway.

Connolly (VA)


Would withhold funds from the Coalition Support Fund until the Secretary of Defense certifies that Pakistan has opened the Ground Lines of Communication, is allowing the transit of NATO supplies through Pakistan into Afghanistan, is supporting the retrograde of U.S. equipment out of Afghanistan.

Connolly (VA), Hinchey (NY), Kingston (GA)


Would clarify that development of energy resources on federal land to provide power for DOD installations does enhance DOD's energy security. Would help meet energy security goals established by previous NDAAs.

Conyers (MI), Ellison (MN), Jones (NC), Paul (TX)


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

Conyers (MI)


WITHDRAWN Would strike Section 152 of the bill, which limits the use of funds for the retirement of the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aircraft system.

Conyers (MI), Ellison (MN)


Would terminate the F-35B aircraft program. Would authorize the Secretary to procure an additional number of F/A-18E or F/A-18F aircraft to replace the F-35B aircraft.

Cravaack (MN)


This amendment provides for a sense of Congress that fighter wings performing the 24-hour Aerospace Control Alert mission provide an essential service in defending the sovereign airspace of the United States in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Cravaack (MN)


REVISED Would require construction projects on Military Bases within the United States to use domestically produced Iron and Steel, unless the Secretary waives the “Buy America” requirement or during times of war or National emergency.

Cravaack (MN)


Would allow military chaplains to close a prayer offered outside a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain's own conscience.

Critz (PA)


Would require the Air Force to retain core functions of the Air Traffic Control Station at Johnstown Air National Guard Base.

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


REVISED Would require the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, to develop and implement plans and procedures to fully integrate and utilize non-combat and aerial surveillance technologies and capabilities to enhance the security of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada.

Cummings (MD), Filner (CA), Braley (IA), Connolly (VA), Donnelly (IN), Michaud (ME), Smith, Adam (WA), Tierney (MA), Yarmuth (KY)


Would expand the protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to include servicemembers serving in a contingency operation, surviving spouses of servicemembers whose deaths are service-connected, and veterans who are totally disabled at the time of discharge. Would also repeal the sunset provision that is set to expire at the end of this year and increases fines for violations of the SCRA.

Cummings (MD), Chu (CA)


Would add the Coast Guard to sections 507 and 535 of the bill, which require the Secretary of Defense to develop plans to expand diversity and prevent and track hazing.

Cummings (MD), Landry (LA)


REVISED Would require notification to Congress and publication on the Internet of information pertaining to the issuance of waivers to allow non-Jones Act qualified vessels to carry cargo between points in the United States.

DeFazio (OR), Garrett (NJ)


Would help the Pentagon achieve audit readiness by requiring the Pentagon to complete a validated full statement of budget resources (SBR), which list Defense funds received, obligated, and ultimately spent, by September 30, 2014. Would codify the timeline already established by Defense Secretary Panetta.

DeLauro (CT), Granger (TX), Ellison (MN)


Would prohibit the Defense Department from awarding a contract to supply helicopters to the Afghan Security Forces, directly or indirectly, to any entity controlled, directed or influenced by a state that has supplied weapons to Syria or a state-sponsor of terrorism. Would require any such contract to be competitively bid.

Dent (PA)


Would authorize the Secretary of Defense to conduct a feasibility study for the issuance of a summary of the DD-214 form for a member of the armed forces expected to be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable in the form of an identification card. Would provide that any card that would be issued to a covered member as a result of this study would not serve as proof to collect any benefits and a card would not be issued to covered members who would otherwise receive an identification card by the DoD or the Department of VA.

Doggett (TX)


Would ensure the Department of Defense includes overseas military bases in criteria used to consider and recommend domestic military installations for closure or realignment.

Duncan (SC), Jordan (OH)


Would limit funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act to any institution or organization established by the Convention on the Law of the Sea, including the International Seabed Authority, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

Duncan (SC), Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Sherman (CA)


REVISED Would limit funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act to U.S. participation in joint military exercises with Egypt if the Government of Egypt abrogates, terminates, or withdraws from the 1979 Israeli-Egypt peace treaty.

Ellison (MN)


Would require contractors to disclose Federal election contributions and expenditures after a contract is awarded.

Ellison (MN)


Would prohibit 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.

Fitzpatrick (PA)


Would permit members of the Army who served honorably in the Tomb Guard Platoon of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to be eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Fitzpatrick (PA)


Would require veteran-owned small businesses to receive all preferences accorded to other groups in government contracting except for those given to service disabled veteran owned small businesses.

Flake, Jeff (AZ), Mulvaney (SC)


Would require that, pursuant to the authorizations in Title XV, any funds appropriated to an Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund be used only to fund items or activities requested by the President for overseas contingency operations.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)


REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to compile a report describing written communications to the Department from Congress regarding military construction projects on the future years defense program.

Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would require that a period of 30 days elapse between the date the Secretaries of Defense and State submit to Congress an update to the report on the strategy to utilize the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund and Congress making the remaining 90 percent of the funds available for assistance to Pakistan.

Franks (AZ)


REVISED Would limit the availability of funds for nuclear nonproliferation activities with the Russian Federation.

Gallegly (CA)


Would create Military Readiness Areas off the California coast to allow the U.S. Navy to continue exercises and testing while allowing for the expansion of the southern sea otter into these Navy testing areas. Would also require U.S. Fish and Wildlife to coordinate and cooperate with the Navy when planning for the recovery and expansion of sea otters, while also protecting any other endangered species in this area.

Garamendi (CA)


Would require a GAO report regarding the transfer of the BAMS Maintenance Training Facility from Beale Air Force Base to Naval Air Station Pt. Mugu, California.

Garamendi (CA)


REVISED Would require an assesment of the United States' manufacturing capability to produce three-dimensional integrated circuits and potential ways to overcome the challenges to encourage U.S. manufacturing.

Garamendi (CA)


Would require that Congress receive further studies and analyses regarding the costs and threats associated with building a third U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Defense missile site to be located on the East Coast.

Gingrey (GA)


Would express the sense of Congress that active military personnel that either live in or are stationed in Washington, DC would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions.

Gingrey (GA)


Would repeal subsections (a) and (c) of 5 U.S.C. section 7131 (allowing the use of civilian federal employee paid work time for union activities).

Gohmert (TX), Landry (LA), Rigell (VA), Duncan (SC), Barletta (PA)


Would clarify that the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) do not deny the writ of habeas corpus or deny any Constitutional rights for persons detained in the United States under the AUMF who are entitled to such rights.

Goodlatte (VA)


Would make clear that any United States citizen detained in the United States on allegations resulting from the NDAA or the AUMF would be tried in a civilian court and be afforded their constitutional protections.

Granger (TX)


Would provide Taiwan with critically needed United States-built multirole fighter aircraft to strengthen its self-defense capability against the increasing military threat from China.

Grimm (NY), Tonko (NY), Bilirakis (FL), Castor (FL)


REVISED Would amend the 2003 NDAA to increase the number of authorized Weapon of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams within the Army National Guard from 55 to 57.

Hanna (NY)


Would require the Secretary of Defense, within 180 days of enactment, to report to Congress on Air Force cyber operations research, science, and technology plans and capabilities.

Harper (MS)


Would require a review and report by the Secretary of the Air Force on the cancellation or consolidation of the Air National Guard Component Numbered Air Force Augmentation Force. Would also require a Comptroller General review of the report.

Hayworth (NY)


LATE Would express the Sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should not convert the performance of any function from performance by a contractor to performance by Department of Defense civilian employee unless the function is inherently governmental in nature.

Heinrich (NM), Luján (NM)


LATE REVISED Would authorize a pilot program between one national laboratory and one non-profit entity for the purpose of accelerating technology transfer from national laboratories to the marketplace.

Hinchey (NY), Heinrich (NM)


REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to apply the Buy American Act to the procurement of photovoltaic devices, including through the Department's use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and other contracts that utilize solar panels but purchases are made indirectly through a contractor.

Holt (NJ)


Would create a Federal Mortuary Affairs Advisory Commission, modeled on the 9/11 Commission, in response to the Dover Port Mortuary scandal. Would provide a new, high-level vehicle for better sustained oversight of operations at Dover and the care of America’s fallen.

Holt (NJ)


Would create a National Language Service Corps to create a pool of personnel with foreign language skills upon whom the Department or other federal agencies can call upon as needed to meet the foreign language needs of the United States government.

Hunter (CA)


Would require that the Navy, no later than 30 days after enactment, provide the Committee on House Armed Services with a report on the Navy’s review, findings and actions pertaining to Medal of Honor nominee Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. Would require that the report account for all evidence submitted.

Hunter (CA)


Would extend the authority for the use of the Joint Improvised Explosive Devise Defeat Fund to enable better protection for deployed U.S. forces from improvised explosive devices.

Israel (NY), King, Peter (NY)


REVISED Would authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through public-private partnerships.

Jackson Lee (TX)


REVISED Would direct the Department of Defense Office of Health to work in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health to provide resources to identify specific genetic and molecular targets and biomarkers for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Would provide information useful in biomarker selection, drug discovery, and clinical trials design that will enable both TNBC patients to be identified earlier in the progression of their disease and develop multiple targeted therapies for the disease.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would require the Secretary of Defense, prior to the implementation of the newly proposed outsourcing guidelines, to conduct an assessment to determine the effect that new outsourcing guidelines have or will have on minority and women-owned small businesses.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would require the Secretary of Defense, prior to the awarding defense contracts to private contractors, to conduct an assessment to determine whether the Department of Defense has carried out sufficient outreach programs to assist minority and women-owned small business.

Jackson Lee (TX)


Would require the Secretary of Defense, prior to awarding of defense contracts to private contractors, to conduct an outreach program to assist minority and women-owned small businesses.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Would require the Secretary of Defense, prior to the awarding defense contracts to private contractors, to conduct an assessment to determine whether the Department of Defense has carried out sufficient outreach programs to assist minority and women-owned small business.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Would require the Secretary of Defense, prior to awarding of defense contracts to private contractors, to conduct an outreach program to assist minority and women-owned small businesses.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE REVISED Would express the support of Congress for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or disability.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE Would include a finding that the NDAA authorizes a level of spending well in excess of defense spending limits under the Budget Control Act of 2011

Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE Would require the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to report to Congress regarding whether nuclear weapons reductions pursuant to the New START Treaty are in the national security interests of the United States.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE Would include a finding stating that the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons to South Korea would destabilize the Western Pacific region and would not be in the national security interests of the United States.

Johnson, Hank (GA)


LATE REVISED Would support efforts to educate service members, veterans, military families, and the public about PTSD and to coordinate efforts across the federal government to promote prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD.

Keating (MA)


Would freeze the transfer, reduction or elimination of Air National Guard units supporting an Air and Space Operations Center or an Air Force Forces Staff related to Air Force Global Strike Command and the surveillance mission of such command until the impact of the unit’s loss and other information confirming that the Global Strike Command’s surveillance mission will not be impeded is reported to Congress.

Keating (MA)


REVISED Would freeze the transfer, reduction or elimination of Air National Guard units supporting an Air and Space Operations Center or an Air Force Forces Staff until the impact of the unit's loss and certain other information is provided to Congress.

Kind (WI)


Would allow the Secretary of Defense to enter into a military cooperative agreement for the operation and maintenance of any State training center certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as capable of providing emergency response training.

Kind (WI), Sensenbrenner (WI)


Would waive the time limitation for the award of the Medal of Honor to Lt. Alonzo Cushing for heroic deeds during the Civil War.

King, Peter (NY), McCaul (TX)


Would require the Department of Defense to award the Purple Heart to members of the Armed Forces who are killed or wounded in a terrorist perpetrated attack within the United States.

Kissell, Larry (NC)


LATE Would require that not later than 180 days after date of enactment DoD shall submit to Congress a report that contains a listing of all items procured by DoD in FY11 and ID of whether each item was manufactured in or out of the US.

Kucinich (OH)


Would define any offeror seeking to bid on a Department of Defense contract who has been found in violation of a federal or state law that results in a conviction, civil judgment or administrative ruling during the three years preceding the date of submission of the offer as not having a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics. Would require that a potential contractor have a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics in order to be eligible to receive a federal contract.

Kucinich (OH)


Would prohibit the deployment of United States Armed Forces in support of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization mission without prior express authorization by Congress for such deployment, as required by the United States Constitution.

Kucinich (OH), Conyers (MI)


Would prohibit the Joint Special Operations Command from conducting “signature” drone strikes, drone strikes against targets whose identity is not known or based solely on patterns of behavior this target.

Kucinich (OH)


LATE REVISED Would prohibit a defense contractor from funding political action committees, independent expenditures or electioneering communications.

Labrador (ID)


LATE Would prohibit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to conduct surveillance on American Citizens.

Lamborn (CO)


Would limit the availability of funds for Cooperative Threat Reduction activities with Russia until the Secretary of Defense can certify that Russia is no longer supporting the Syrian regime and is not providing to Syria, North Korea or Iran any equipment or technology that contributes to the development of weapons of mass destruction.

Landry (LA), Fleming (LA), Scalise (LA), Green, Gene (TX), Andrews (NJ)


The amendment strikes Section 3503 of the legislation. This section allows the Maritime Administration to exempt itself from the Federal Acquisition Regulations and dispose of National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels using less than open and transparent competition. Striking the exemption provided by Section 3503 harmonizes the NDAA with 16 USC § 5405(c)(1) and 46 USC § 57102 and conforms to the recommendations of a 2005 GAO study.

Landry (LA)


Would specify that the use of information collected via unmanned aerial vehicles by the U.S. Department of Defense may not be used as evidence in a court of law against an individual without first having a warrant issued.

Langevin (RI)


Would prevent procurement of additional ground-based interceptors equipped with a Capability Enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicle until after a successful operational test. Allows exceptions for test assets and maintenance of a warm line for the industrial base.

Langevin (RI)


Would give the Secretary of Homeland Security primary authority to create, verify, and enforce measures with respect to the protection of critical infrastructure.

Langevin (RI), Connolly (VA), Ruppersberger (MD), Dicks (WA)


Would create a National Office for Cyberspace in the Executive Office of the President, subject to Senate confirmation and empowered with budget authority, to coordinate, develop, and update information security policies and procedures across the federal government. Would also create an office of the Federal Chief Technology Officer to promote technological innovation in the federal government, establish public-private partnership initiatives, and for other purposes.

Langevin (RI)


LATE Would direct the Director of the Defense Forensic Office to evaluate opportunities to increase the matching success rate when forensic data is collected during site exploitation to match forensic data stored in DNA databases. Would provide that among other items, the Defense Forensic Office may evaluate opportunities to assist other countries with moving forward with DNA database programs that requires a defined category of criminal offender to submit DNA to that foreign countries’ national DNA database.

Lankford (OK), Connolly (VA)


LATE REVISED Would eliminate the practice of human trafficking by government contractors by closing loopholes and increasing appropriate enforcement capabilities.

Larsen, Rick (WA)


LATE Would require an assessment and report relating to infrared technology sectors

Larsen, Rick (WA), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


LATE REVISED Would require reports on the costs of maintaining and modernizing the nuclear deterrent.

Larsen, Rick (WA), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


LATE Would provide that the Secretary of Defense shall not be prohibited from proceeding with the planned reductions of nuclear weapons.

Larson, John (CT)


REVISED Would guarantee access to behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, under TRICARE for the children of DOD armed services personnel with autism spectrum disorders, when prescribed by a physician.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Frank (MA), Woolsey (CA)


REVISED Would limit Department of Defense funding to the amount authorized under the Budget Control Act of 2011, resulting in an $8 billion reduction in spending from the level authorized by the House Armed Services Committee.

Lee, Barbara (CA)


Would repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI), Jones (NC), Welch (VT), Woolsey (CA)


Would end the war in Afghanistan by limiting funding to the safe and orderly withdrawal of U.S. troops and military contractors from Afghanistan.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Schakowsky (IL)


WITHDRAWN Would freeze Department of Defense funding (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), Conyers (MI)


Would appoint a Special Envoy for Iran to ensure that all diplomatic avenues are pursued to avoid a war with Iran and to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Lewis, John (GA)


Would 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.

Loebsack (IA), Franks (AZ)


REVISED Would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from procuring tactical radio systems that depend on proprietary waveforms and that are not procured through a full and open competition.

Luján (NM)


Would authorize a study of a multi-agency governance model for national security laboratories.

Lynch (MA)


Would allow uniformed service members and federal employees to contribute the amount of their unused annual or vacation leave into their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. Would allow federal workers who are eligible to retire to enter into phased retirement towards the end of their careers.

Mack (FL)


Would clarify the language of the Sunken Military Craft Act to restore its original intent.

Markey, Edward (MA), Welch (VT), Conyers (MI)


Would delay the development of the new long-range nuclear-capable bomber by ten years and the funding in the bill would be reduced by $291,742,000, which is the amount planned for this bomber.

Markey, Edward (MA), Sanchez, Loretta (CA), Johnson, Hank (GA)


Would eliminate funding for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility; funding in the authorization bill would be reduced by $100,000,000.

McCollum (MN)


Would prohibit them from sponsoring professional and semi-professional sports and athletes.

McCollum (MN)


Would limit the Department of Defense's spending on military bands at $200 million.

McDermott (WA)


Would amend Section 315 of Title III to require a report on the sharing of environmental exposure data with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for use in medical and treatment records of veterans, including using this data in determining the service-connectedness of health conditions and in identifying the possible origins and causes of disease.

McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)


REVISED Would require that the President carry out accelerated transition from U.S. Armed Forces to the Government of Afghanistan of combat operations by no later than the end of 2013; of military and security operations by the end of 2014, accompanied by the redeployment of U.S. troops; and pursue robust negotiations to address Afghanistan’s and the region’s security and stability. Would require that for post-2014 deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the president shall request approval by Congress and provide a report on the purpose, cost, number of troops to be deployed, and timeframe of mission no later than 3/1/14; Congress has 45 days to act on request.

McKeon (CA)


REVISED Would make conforming changes in the bill.

McKinley (WV)


Would direct the Secretary of Defense to develop an online tour calculator so that Guard and Reserve members can keep tabs on their earned early retirement credit.

Meehan (PA), King, Peter (NY), Miller, Candice (MI), McCaul (TX), Rogers, Mike (AL)


Would require the Department of State to make a determination on whether or not Boko Haram meets the criteria to be designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). Would require the Secretary of State to submit a report that describes why Boko Haram does not meet the qualifications outlined by law.

Miller, Jeff (FL)


Would clarify the EPA's jurisdiction over lead fishing tackle with regards to the Pittman-Robertson excise tax exemption under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prevent an undue cost burden on members of our Armed Forces, who enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities.

Miller, George (CA), Visclosky (IN), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would exclude nuclear and non-nuclear health and safety, security and financial oversight of covered contractors from the scope of performance-based oversight requirements for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) contractors. Deletes Section 3115 which establishes a new regulatory framework for health safety and security at NNSA facilities; Deletes Section 3202, which covers the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), except for the section that requires the DNFSB secure an Inspector General.

Moran, James (VA), Capps (CA)


Would establish survivor benefit plan annuities for special needs trusts for the benefit of dependent children incapable of self support.

Moran, James (VA)


REVISED Would require OPM to conduct an annual Federal employee viewpoint survey of Federal employees.

Mulvaney (SC)


Would restore accountability and transparency by making sure our troops receive full, base salaries and benefits from their usual source - the Department of Defense Base Budget. Would transfer $6.1 billion shifted into the Overseas Contingency Operations (War) Budget back to the Base Budget.

Murphy, Tim (PA), Altmire (PA), Critz (PA), Doyle (PA)


Would require that a proposal to reduce more than 1,000 members of the armed forces assigned at a military installation be transmitted via the President’s budget request and include an evaluation of the fiscal, local economic, budgetary, environmental, strategic, and operational consequences of such closure or realignment. Would allow an exception for national security or military emergency.

Murphy, Christopher (CT)


Would give manufacturers the opportunity to provide information to Department of Defense (DoD) regarding how their bid for a contract will affect domestic employment. Would allow DoD to take the Jobs Impact Statement into consideration, but does not mandate that DoD consider this information, when awarding the contract.

Murphy, Christopher (CT)


Would require additional information in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) annual report on manufactured goods purchased from foreign entities related to waivers of the Buy American Act. Would also require DoD to assess the domestic capacity to produce the items for which a waiver was granted.

Murphy, Christopher (CT)


Would increase transparency by requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) state on a solicitation for a contract whether the Buy American Act applies. Would also require a statement of whether goods from foreign countries would be acceptable as end products to fulfill contract requirements, and a list of all the foreign countries whose goods would be acceptable as end products.

Nugent (FL)


Would expand the eligibility for the Army Combat Action Badge to include those who served from December 7, 1941, to September 18, 2001. Would also provide, in accordance with the wishes of those veterans who first pursued this idea, that the costs of the Combat Action Badge would be borne by the veterans eligible for this badge, not the military.

Nugent (FL)


Would strike the language in the bill regarding drug copays and insert a prohibition against any increase of cost-sharing rates for the pharmacy benefits program under TRICARE.

Owens (NY), Hochul, Kathy (NY)


REVISED Would give DOD the authority to offer preferences on large contracts to companies that subcontract with domestic small business manufacturers.

Pearce (NM), Markey, Edward (MA)


Would strike section 3156 and replace with a GAO study, which will determine which uranium enrichment companies the United States government can legally purchase uranium from for tritium production and for fuel to power our nuclear navy. Would also include the price of purchasing from each facility.

Pearce (NM), Markey, Edward (MA)


Would strike section 3156 from the bill.

Peters (MI), Tipton (CO)


Would increase the governmentwide goal for participation in procurement contracts for small businesses from 25% to 26% and for small disadvantaged businesses from 5.0% to 5.5%.

Peters (MI)


WITHDRAWN Would direct the Secretary of Defense to study the costs and benefits of requiring educational institutions that receive educational assistance funds from the Department of Defense to comply with the recommendations made by the American Council on Education regarding the provision of academic credit for military experience and education.

Petri (WI), Kind (WI)


REVISED Would compensate certain military personnel who were prevented from using extra leave time, which was earned through multiple or extended deployments overseas as part of the Post-Deployment/Mobilization Respite Absence program, due to a government error.

Petri (WI), Johnson, Hank (GA)


Would clarify that direct use solar energy technology is considered a renewable energy source for the purposes of the requirement that DOD obtain 25% of its facility energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Pierluisi (PR)


Would express the Sense of Congress regarding decontamination of and removal of unexploded ordnance from the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Pierluisi (PR), Christensen (VI)


Would express the Sense of Congress regarding the counterdrug Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) program, stating that all appropriate steps should be taken to ensure that the eight current tethered aerostat systems are fully functional and that the TARS program is providing coverage to protect jurisdictions of the United States in the Caribbean region, as well as jurisdictions of the United States along the United States-Mexico border and in the Florida Straits.

Pingree (ME)


REVISED Would add a Sense of Congress that Military Sexual Trauma (MST) continues to be a significant problem within the Department of Defense and many victims of MST suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Would also state that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should review the disability claims process to ensure that victims of military sexual trauma who file claims for service connection do not face unnecessary or overly burdensome requirements in order to claim disability benefits with the Department.

Poe (TX)


Would prohibit all assistance to Pakistan except assistance to ensure the safety of nuclear weapons.

Poe (TX), Barletta (PA)


Would require that the Secretary of Defense make 10% of certain military equipment returning to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan available for transfer to Federal, State, and Local law enforcement for border security along the southern border. Would define eligible equipment as high mobility multi-purpose wheel vehicles,night vision equipment, and MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft.

Poe (TX)


Would prohibit all assistance to the military forces of Pakistan.

Polis (CO), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would strike funding for nuclear weapons activities beyond the budget request.

Polis (CO), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would reduce the amount for the ground-based midcourse missile defense system by $403 million.

Pompeo (KS), Garamendi (CA)


Would express the Sense of Congress on the occasion of Air Mobility Command's 20th anniversary.

Posey (FL)


REVISED Would direct the Secretary of Defense to work with non-Federal entities and accept non-Federal funding under strict implementation guidelines to promote efficiencies of the space transportation infrastructure of the Department of Defense in commercial space activities.

Price, Tom (GA)


Would prohibit the President from making unilateral reductions to US nuclear forces.

Price, Tom (GA), Hultgren (IL), Meehan (PA)


Would require the Department of Justice to order an investigation into the possible violation of U.S. law regarding numerous leaks of sensitive information involving U.S. and Israeli military, intelligence, and operational capabilities. Would provide the Administration with 30 days after bill becomes law to begin its investigation and 60 days after enactment to report to Congress.

Quayle (AZ)


LATE WITHDRAWN Would consolidate federal data centers at the Department of Defense.

Quayle (AZ)


LATE Would add a new element at the end of Section 2867 (d)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that the report also include progress updates on consolidation goals and cost savings achieved during the preceding fiscal year consistent with the framework outlined by the July 2011 Government Accountability Office report to Congress, entitled ‘Data Center Consolidation Agencies Need to Complete Inventories and Plans to Achieve Expected Savings’ (GAO–11–565).

Quigley (IL), Gutierrez (IL)


Would eliminate funds available for procurement of the V-22 Osprey aircraft, and puts the savings toward deficit reduction.

Quigley (IL), Hultgren (IL)


Would require the GAO to conduct a review of the policies and procedures of the Department of Defense for the handling, labeling and packing of hazardous material shipments and make recommendations to the appropriate committees regarding the safe, timely, and cost-effective handling of such material.

Quigley (IL)


Would allow the Secretary to purchase alternative fuels if the Secretary certifies that purchasing alternative fuels would enhance mission success and protect American service members.

Rehberg (MT), Lummis (WY)


Would ban any reductions to the strategic nuclear triad unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that: 1) further reductions in the Russia Federation’s arsenal are needed for compliance with New START limits; and 2) Russia is not developing or deploying nuclear delivery systems not covered by New START limits. Would also protect all three legs of the nuclear triad from elimination.

Richardson (CA)


Would add Department of Defense websites to the list of places for posting information on sexual assault prevention and response resources.

Richardson (CA)


Would provide a sense of Congress that the United States Northern Command plays a crucial role in providing additional response capability to State and local governments. Would encourage United States Northern Command to leverage their expertise and enhance their relationship to other entities involved in disaster response.

Richardson (CA)


WITHDRAWN Would require that the Commander of the United States Transportation Command to update the PORT LOOK 2008 Strategic Seaports Study within 180 days of enactment.

Rigell (VA)


The amendment is designed to replace the pending sequester of discretionary spending for fiscal year 2013 and replaces it by reducing the discretionary spending limit for that year so that it conforms with concurrent resolution on the budget deemed in force in the House, but this replacement is contingent upon the enactment of spending reductions over five years of at least the amount of the sequester it supplants.

Rigell (VA)


Would authorize the Inspector General to investigate allegations of retaliatory personnel actions against members of the Armed Forces, if submitted by the individual servicemember, for communicating with the news media without authorization from their chain of command.

Rivera (FL)


Would prohibit any procurement contracts with any persons that have business operations with a state sponsor of terrorism.

Rogers, Mike (MI)


Would clarify that the provision regarding military activities in cyberspace does not authorize covert action or alter the requirements of the covert action statute and provides for reporting of intelligence and intelligence-related support to military activities in cyberspace to the Congressional intelligence committees.

Rohrabacher (CA)


Would prohibit the availability of funds for assistance to Pakistan in fiscal year 2013.

Rooney (FL)


Would direct the Department of Defense to hold detainee trials in the US Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and not in the United States.

Ruppersberger (MD)


LATE Would prohibit the home port of the USNS Comfort from being changed from Baltimore to Naval Station Norfolk.

Sablan (MP)


Would amend 10 U.S.C. 2249(b) to require that the official flags of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories be displayed whenever the flags of the States are displayed by the U.S. Armed Forces.

Sablan (MP)


Would amend 10 U.S.C. 7310(a) to include the Northern Mariana Islands as an eligible location, in addition to the United States and Guam, for the overhaul, repair and maintenance of naval vessels and other vessels under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy.

Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


WITHDRAWN Would add a sentence in the bills saying that if NNSA wants to continue the Global Security through Science Partnership program, they must justify the continuation of the program.

Schiff (CA)


Expresses sense of Congress that 74 United States naval personnel killed aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans (DD-754) on June 3, 1969 be commemorated by having their names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The Evans had been operating in support of the Vietnam War immediately prior to diversion to a SEATO exercise just outside of the designated war zone, where a collision took place with HMAS Melbourne, an Australian aircraft carrier, on the night of June 3, 1969, resulting in the deaths of 74 personnel. The families and other shipmates and friends of the lost sailors have been working for years to get them added to the wall, noting that not only had they just left the designated war zone, but were due to return on completion of exercise.

Schrader (OR)


WITHDRAWN Would bring the NDAA authorization in line with the Budget Control Act of 2011 through an across the board reduction of 2.12 percent or roughly $8.2 billion. Would exclude accounts for military personnel, the Defense Health Program, and overseas contingency operations from the reduction.

Schrader (OR)


Would amend the Small Business Act to direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish and carry out a program to provide increased access to federal contract opportunities for early stage small businesses (no more than 15 employees and average annual receipts of no more than $1 million).

Sessions (TX), Thompson, Mike (CA)


Would direct the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (Secretaries) to carry out a five-year pilot program under which each Secretary establishes a process for providing payments to facilities for treatments of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received by members of the Armed Forces and veterans in facilities other than military treatment facilities or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities.

Slaughter (NY), Tsongas (MA)


Would require the Department of Defense to conduct an educational campaign regarding the Board of Correction for Military Records as an avenue for relief in cases where a current or former member of the Armed Forces has experienced retaliatory personnel actions for making a report of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Smith, Adam (WA)


REVISED Would reverse restrictions on the authority of the Secretary of Energy, enabling higher-level and independent oversight of nuclear facilities and operations.

Smith, Adam (WA), Amash (MI), Berman (CA), Duncan (SC), Garamendi (CA), Duncan (TN), Johnson, Hank (GA), Gosar (AZ), Hirono (HI), Paul (TX), Jackson Lee (TX), Tipton (CO), Labrador (ID)


Would strike section 1022 of the FY2012 NDAA and amends Section 1021 of same Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in US, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution of the United states or by an appropriate State court.

Smith, Adam (WA), McKeon (CA), Rohrabacher (CA), McCarthy, Kevin (CA)


REVISED Would remove commercial satellites and related components from the United States munitions list.

Smith, Adam (WA), Dicks (WA)


Would provide the authority for a Secretary of a military department to enter into cooperative agreements with Indian Tribes for land management associated with military installations and state-owned National Guard installations.

Smith, Adam (WA), Davis, Susan (CA), Pingree (ME), Tsongas (MA), Turner (OH)


Would establish a Sexual Assault Oversight Council to provide independent oversight of the Department of Defense as it implements sexual assault policies and laws to prevent and prosecute sexual assault in the Armed Forces.

Smith, Adam (WA), Garamendi (CA), Gibson (NY), Hahn (CA), Welch (VT)


WITHDRAWN This amendment would strike Section 1216 and replace it with the sense of Congress that the U.S. “should accelerate the transition of security responsibility to the Afghan National Security Forces and draw down U.S. military forces in Afghanistan as quickly as possible to the minimum force level necessary to conduct counter terrorism missions against Al Qaeda and train and equip the Afghan National Security Forces.”

Speier (CA)


Would require that sentencing of rape offenses in a military court be determined by a judge and that they refer to advisory sentencing guidelines similar to the Federal criminal courts.

Speier (CA)


Would amend contractor cost inventories to be kept in usable, downloadable formats and include where the work is performed, the total amount billed, overhead costs, and the cost if performed by a government employee.

Stivers (OH)


REVISED Would create a Tomb of Remembrance for each conflict moving forward for the interment of cremated fragments of service member remains that are unidentifiable by DNA or are unclaimed after a reasonable period of time. Would include Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn in Iraq.The funding for the Tombs of Remembrance will come from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Sutton (OH)


Would amend section 1514 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364, 120 Stat. 2439), as most recently amended, to extend the authority for use of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund (JIEDDF) to enable better protection for deployed U.S. forces from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Would permit the use of the JIEDDF for actions and activities intended to disrupt IED networks that rely on explosive device precursors that transit into Afghanistan where they can be used as components in the manufacture of improvised and homemade explosives.

Terry (NE)


LATE Would amend title 4, United States Code, to authorize members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans to render a military salute during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Thompson, Mike (CA), Hunter (CA)


Would provide for the advancement of Brigadier General Charles E. Yeager, United States Air Force (Retired), on the retired list.

Thompson, Mike (CA), Dicks (WA)


Would require the Navy to submit a report to Congress within 120 days of enactment, detailing how they intend to utilize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration working group maps to develop new siting and wildlife mitigation protocols for Navy training and testing activities.

Thompson, Mike (CA)


Would facilitate naturalization for military personnel, veterans and their families who have honorably served the United States Armed Forces.

Thornberry (TX)


Would modify the reporting requirements in the Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan required by Section 1230 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2008, as amended. Would add specificity to the data and hone the report toward a document that measures outcomes rather than activities.

Thornberry (TX), Smith, Adam (WA)


Would amend the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (known as the Smith-Mundt Act) and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 to clarify the authorities of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to prepare, disseminate and use public diplomacy information abroad and to strike the current ban on domestic dissemination of such material. Would clarify that the Smith-Mundt Act's provisions related to public diplomacy information do not apply to other Federal departments or agencies (including the Department of Defense).

Thornberry (TX)


Would require the President to submit to Congress a charter to establish an interagency body to coordinate and deconflict full-spectrum military cyber operations.

Tierney (MA)


Would establish a permanent Special Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in contingency contracting and serve as expert resource for Congress. Would wind down the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Tierney (MA)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit annually to the relevant congressional committees a report on the status of the targets listed in the document entitled ‘‘Operational Energy Strategy: Implementation Plan, Department of Defense, March 2012’’.

Tierney (MA)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report assessing the manufacturing industry of the United States as it relates to the ability of the United States to respond to both civilian and defense needs. Would require the report to include an analysis of the strength of the United States defense industrial base, including the security and stability of the supply chain and an assessment of the vulnerabilities of that supply chain.

Tierney (MA)


Would require the annual report on the United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces to include metrics that evaluate the value and utility of ANSF development activities at the program level and that ties such activities to long-term strategic objectives.

Tierney (MA)


Would establish an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Contingency Contracting, who will serve as the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics on matters relating to planning, funding, staffing, and managing contingency contracting of the Department of Defense. Would provide that the Office of Program Support in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics is renamed as the Office of Contingency Contracting.

Tierney (MA)


LATE Would require the President to submit the final report from the National Security Council’s (NSC’s) Interagency Policy Committee on Security Sector Assistance and the Secretaries of Defense and State shall jointly submit a plan to institute mechanisms to better coordinate, document, disseminate, and share information, analysis and assessments regarding United States foreign police assistance activities.

Tonko (NY), Speier (CA)


Would limit the cost of federal compensation paid to defense contractors to $400,000 per individual per fiscal year.

Tsongas (MA)


Would provide that the Secretary of the Air Force may enter into discussions with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a project to improve and modernize the Lincoln Laboratory complex at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). Would also provide that nothing in the provision provides construction authorities beyond those existing under current law.

Tsongas (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Andrews (NJ)


REVISED Would create a pilot program to improve accountability over the Department of Defense’s contracts with financial institutions operating on military installations and to offer military servicemembers and their families innovative financial products to increase savings rates and wealth creation.

Turner (OH)


REVISED Would amend sections 3115 and 3202 to clarify that ensuring “adequate protection” is the applicable nuclear safety standard for defense nuclear facilities; that nuclear safety policies, regulations, analysis, and recommendations should be risk-based; and that nothing in these sections shall be construed to require a reduction in nuclear safety standards.

Turner (OH)


WITHDRAWN Would amend section 1043 of the FY12 NDAA to ensure that certain costs are included in the annual report on the cost of the U.S. nuclear deterrent that is required by such section.

Turner (OH)


WITHDRAWN Would require the Secretary of Defense to ensure the final publication of a report on China’s underground tunnel network within 30 days of the enactment of HR4310.

Velázquez (NY)


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

Velázquez (NY)


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

Velázquez (NY)


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

Velázquez (NY)


Would require 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.

Velázquez (NY)


Would create the Military Hazing Prevention Oversight Panel to monitor and make recommendations to improve the military’s anti-hazing policies.

Walsh (IL)


Would authorize the Secretary of Defense to include industry-recognized certifications in its pilot program on credentialing and licensing for members of the armed forces.Would enable servicemen and women to transfer military skills to the civilian workplace in industries that do not require licenses but do require industry-recognized certifications (e.g. Certified Welder from the American Welding Society) and fill the manufacturing sector’s growing demand for skilled workers.

Welch (VT), Gibson (NY)


Would provide for coordination between Small Business Development Centers and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for the purpose of providing assistance – such as developing a business model and understanding eligibility for certification as a Veteran Owned Business – to program recipients interested in starting a business.

Welch (VT), Gibson (NY)


REVISED Would authorize funding for any state wishing to include an outreach program (as authorized in Section 590 of the FY12 NDAA) as part of that state’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Outreach programs may include the training of veterans to work directly with returning National Guard members and/or their families on issues related to reintegration such as financial, employment, mental or physical health, or family issues.

Welch (VT)


Would require the Department of Defense to report to Congress on the sustainability of any large scale infrastructure project built in Afghanistan.

Welch (VT), Gardner (CO)


Would require the Army, Navy and Air Force to report to Congress on the progress of entering into Energy Savings Performance Contracts for the purpose of undergoing energy efficiency retrofits on military installations.

Wittman (VA)


Would establish a uniformed military Chain of Command for Army National Military Cemeteries. Would require that upon the completion of the tenure of the current civilian director, the director position will be filled by a commissioned officer in the United State Military.

Woolsey (CA)


WITHDRAWN Would provide that of the funds authorized, not more than 50 percent may be obligated or expended until 30 days after the Inspector General of the Department of Defense submits a report on an investigation into the onboard oxygen generation system malfunctions and failures of the F–22A aircraft.

Young, Don (AK), Loebsack (IA), Bordallo (GU)


REVISED Would expand full Space Available travel benefits on military aircraft to “gray area” retirees (National Guard members or Reservists who are eligible for retirement but under the age of 60) and surviving spouses. Would include a provision that would allow the Secretary of Defense to establish the priority categories for Space A travel and offsets with $2 million from Weapons Procurement, Navy, JSOW.

Young, Don (AK), Loebsack (IA), Bordallo (GU)


REVISED Would expand full Space Available travel benefits on military aircraft to “gray area” retirees (National Guard members or Reservists who are eligible for retirement but under the age of 60) and surviving spouses. Would include a provision that would allow the Secretary of Defense to establish the priority categories for Space A travel.

Young, Don (AK), Altmire (PA), Critz (PA), Doyle (PA)


REVISED Would give Congress additional and much-needed oversight over present and future large permanent military force reductions. Would ensure that Congress has the ability to enforce cost, environmental, operational, and strategic accountability of these force reductions and it helps prevent backdoor BRACs.

Young, Don (AK), Richardson (CA)


This amendment expresses the sense of Congress that Department of Defense (DOD) should expedite completion of the study of the Nation’s strategic ports called for in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Report 112-329. Additionally, it directs DOD to provide a copy of the report to GAO for additional review of the extent to which the facilities at strategic seaports meet the Department of Defense’s requirements.