H. Res. 1404: H.R. 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 241-178 on Thursday, May 27, 2010. 

MANAGERS: Pingree/Diaz-Balart

111th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 1404

[Report No. 111-498]

 

H.R. 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

  1. Structured rule.
  1. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution and amendments en bloc.  Provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report (or considered out of order pursuant to the rule), may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  1. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or amendments en bloc except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of or germane modifications of any such amendments. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. For the purpose of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.
  1. Provides that the Chair of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of any amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying the resolution out of the order printed, but not sooner than 30 minutes after the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that the Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee.
  1. Provides that the Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill.
  1. In engrossment, adds the text of H.R. 5013, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 5136.
  1. Waives clause 6(a) of Rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against certain resolutions reported from the Rules Committee.
  1. Applies the waiver to any resolution reported through the legislative day of June 1, 2010.
  1. Provides that measures may be considered under suspension of the rules at any time through Sunday, May 30, 2010.  The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration under suspension of the rules.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5136) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

Sec. 2. (a) It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI.

(b) Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution.

(c) Each amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be considered only in the order printed in the report (except as specified in section 4 of this resolution), may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

(d) All points of order against amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI.

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution not earlier disposed of or germane modifications of any such amendments. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. For the purpose of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

Sec. 4. The Chair of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of any amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution out of the order printed, but not sooner than 30 minutes after the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

Sec. 5. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 6. The Chair may entertain a motion that the Committee rise only if offered by the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee. The Chair may not entertain a motion to strike out the enacting words of the bill (as described in clause 9 of rule XVIII).

Sec. 7. In the engrossment of H.R. 5136, the Clerk shall--

(a) add the text of H.R. 5013, as passed by the House, as new matter at the end of H.R. 5136;

(b) assign appropriate designations to provisions within the engrossment; and

(c) conform provisions for short titles within the engrossment.

Sec. 8. The requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House is waived with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of June 1, 2010.

Sec. 9. It shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of May 30, 2010, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules. The Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sponsor

Description

Debate Time

1. Skelton (MO)

REVISED Would correct a variety of technical errors in the bill.

(10 minutes)

2. Bartlett (MD)

Would prohibit funds authorized to be appropriated in section 101(5) for other procurement, Army, from being obligated or expended by the Secretary of the Army for line-haul tractors unless the source selection is made based on a full and open competition.

(10 minutes)

3. Smith, Adam (WA)

Would ensure that the spouse, children and parents of a deployed or deploying member of the Armed Forces, who are not covered under the Family Medical Leave Act, have the ability to take at least two weeks of unpaid leave from their job in order to address issues that arise over the course of a deployment cycle.

(10 minutes)

4. Marshall (GA)

Would express the sense of Congress that the Chief of the National Guard Bureau should issue fire-resistant utility ensembles to National Guard personnel who are engaged, or likely to become engaged, in defense support to civil authority missions that routinely involve serious fire hazards, such as wildfire recovery efforts.

(10 minutes)

5. Bordallo (GU)

Would incorporate the text of H.R. 44, the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act, into the bill as Title XVII. This title would implement the recommendations of the Guam War Claims Review Commission which was authorized by an Act of the 107th Congress (P.L. 107-333) and which submitted its final report to Congress in June 2004. The amendment authorizes the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States to settle claims resulting from the occupation of Guam during World War II based on other war claims programs previously authorized by Congress for other Americans.

(10 minutes)

6. Coffman (CO), Ellsworth (IN)

Would require the Department of Defense to formulate and submit a plan to establish a domestic source of neodymium iron boron magnets for use in the defense supply chain.

(10 minutes)

7. Shea-Porter (NH), Langevin (RI)

Would require the President to commission a study to assess the need for and implications of a common alignment of world regions in the internal organization of departments and agencies of the Federal government with international responsibilities.

(10 minutes)

8. Courtney (CT), Petri (WI), Matsui (CA)

REVISED Would transfer the Troops to Teachers program from the Department of Education to the Department of Defense. It would also make several changes to the program that would expand eligibility for service members who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, expand the number of schools eligible to participate in the program, and create an advisory board charged with improving awareness of the program, increasing participation, and ensuring that the program meets the needs of our schools and our veterans.

(10 minutes)

9. Giffords (AZ)

Would authorize the Secretary of Defense, acting through Joint Task Force North, to share with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice any data gathered during training exercises.

(10 minutes)

10. Nye (VA), Larsen, Rick (WA)

REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to report to the House Armed Services Committee and the Small Business Committee on their plans to support the Regional Advanced Technology Clusters.

(10 minutes)

11. Kratovil (MD)

Would clarify that no funds authorized to be appropriated in this Act or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense shall be used in violation of section 1040 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.

(10 minutes)

12. Owens (NY)

Would provide Congress enhanced and updated budget and quantity information on proposed equipment purchases. The information to be provided includes both the per unit cost for each item for each year in the five-year budget window and the total five-year equipment quantities needed.

(10 minutes)

13. McGovern (MA), Emerson (MO), Bishop, Sanford (GA)

REVISED Would include a Sense of Congress stating that hunger and obesity are impairing military recruitment and must be properly addressed.

(10 minutes)

14. McGovern (MA), Jones (NC), Welch (VT)

REVISED Would require the President to certify that the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission and the Afghan Electoral Complaints Commission have the professional capacity, legal authority and independence to carry out and oversee free, fair and honest elections, absent the fraud that characterized the 2009 presidential elections, before funds are made available to support the holding of elections in Afghanistan.

(10 minutes)

15. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

Would require the Department of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and heads of other appropriate Federal agencies (as determined by the Secretary of Defense) to produce a needs assessment of U.S. affiliated Iraqis and their status. It would also require the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a plan using the needs assessment to expedite resettlement of U.S.-affiliated Iraqis at risk as the United States withdraws from Iraq.

(10 minutes)

16. Sessions (TX), Platts (PA)

Would establish a 5 year “pay-for-performance” pilot program for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. It would authorize healthcare providers to treat active duty soldiers and veterans at no cost to the patient, and DoD/VA only reimburses services proven successful.

(10 minutes)

17. Polis (CO), Langevin (RI), Cohen (TN)

Would clarify that federal agencies can procure commercially available fuels that have less than a majority proportion of alternative fuels with greater life cycle emissions than traditional petroleum fuels.

(10 minutes)

18. Dingell (MI), Stupak (MI), Miller, Brad (NC)

Would require the Secretary of Defense to provide the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) with the following information pertaining to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s historic drinking water contamination no later than 90 days after enactment: (1) an electronic inventory of all existing document, data, and records in its possession and update the inventory based on new documents, data, and records generated or discovered by Secretary of the Navy; and (2) all existing data, documents, and records pertaining to the contaminated water present at Camp Lejeune. In addition, the amendment would require the Secretary of the Navy to ensure personnel within the Department of Defense with the appropriate environmental expertise are utilized to identify, compile, and submit existing and new documents, data, and records that will assist ATSDR in gathering data relating to the contamination and remediation of Camp Lejeune base-wide drinking-water systems.

(10 minutes)

19. Conyers (MI), Davis, Geoff (KY)

Would require the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to issue a report evaluating naval security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. The report shall include an assessment of the strategic benefits of the successful negotiation of a bilateral or multilateral "Incidents at Sea" agreement including the United States and the Government of Iran.

(10 minutes)

20. Burton (IN), Napolitano (CA)

Would express the Sense of Congress that the President, as Commander-in-Chief, should treat all military personnel and military families equally and overturn the policy that prohibits sending a presidential letter of condolence to the family of a member of the Armed Forces who has died by suicide.

(10 minutes)

21. Gutierrez (IL)

Would stipulate that, should the Secretary of Defense determine that BP or its subsidiaries performing any contract with the Department are no longer a "responsible source," the Secretary shall consider debarring BP or its subsidiaries from contracting with the Department no later than 90 days after making such determination.

(10 minutes)

22. Holden (PA)

Would make any person who served in combat as a pilot or crew member of a Medevac unit beginning June 25, 1950, eligible for the Combat Medevac Badge.

(10 minutes)

23. Pomeroy (ND)

Would authorize the continuation of the Joint Family Support Assistance Program, which provides support and services to families of service members, with a primary focus on those families that do not live near a military installation and would not otherwise have access to the services available at those facilities.

(10 minutes)

24. Jackson Lee (TX)

REVISED Would require the Secretary of Defense shall provide, by December 1, 2010, a report to the Congressional Black Caucus that includes a list of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged-owned businesses over the past 10 years who have received contracts resulting from authorized funding to the Department.

(10 minutes)

25. Jackson Lee (TX)

Would make available post-traumatic stress counseling for civilians affected by the Fort Hood shooting, and shootings at other domestic military bases.

(10 minutes)

26. Latham (IA), Boren (OK)

Would express the Sense of Congress that an erroneous interpretation of recent changes to age and service requirements for reserve retirement pay should be corrected, to ensure that members of the Guard and Reserve receive full credit for time spent on deployments in reducing the age at which retirement pay may be received under section 647 of the NDAA for FY08, which sought to modernize reserve retirement benefits to reflect the increased use of the reserved components to support contingency operations.

(10 minutes)

27. Kennedy (RI)

Would add neurology to the list of selected residency programs at military medical treatment facilities subject to a program review.

(10 minutes)

28. Etheridge (NC), Kissell, Larry (NC), Bishop, Sanford (GA)

Would clarify that the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment's existing grant-making authority for community adjustment and economic diversification to assist communities affected by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Process includes development assistance.

(10 minutes)

29. Pascrell (NJ), Platts (PA), Andrews (NJ), Cole (OK), Ortiz (TX), Coffman (CO), Wilson, Joe (SC)

REVISED Would require that the same cognitive screening tool be used pre-deployment and post-deployment until a new, comprehensive policy for screening our soldiers to detect cognitive injuries is implemented. Would require DOD to complete outstanding studies on the effectiveness of various cognitive assessment tools.

(10 minutes)

30. Shadegg (AZ)

Would prohibit members of the Armed Forces or veterans from receiving burial benefits if they are convicted of certain sexual offenses requiring them to register as "Tier III" sex offenders.

(10 minutes)

31. Lee, Barbara (CA)

Would express the Sense of Congress that there is potential for additional and significant cost savings through further reductions by the Secretary of Defense in waste, fraud, and abuse and that the Secretary should make implementation of remaining Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations an utmost priority of the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

32. Holt (NJ), Bishop, Tim (NY), Himes (CT)

Would require that the Secretary of Defense ensure that each member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or those designated as Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMA) who have served at least one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan receive at least quarterly counseling and health and welfare calls from personnel properly trained to provide such services.

(10 minutes)

33. Schakowsky (IL), McGovern (MA), Conyers (MI), Hinchey (NY), Moran, James (VA)

Would require the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to report on existing oversight of contractors in Afghanistan, as well as to make recommendations for increasing oversight, decreasing reliance on contractors responsible for civilian deaths, and preventing contractors responsible for waste, fraud, and abuse from getting future contracts.

(10 minutes)

34. Harman (CA)

Would call for expedited and priority consideration of an application for permanent change of base or unit transfer for victims of sexual assault to reduce the possibility of retaliation against the victim.

(10 minutes)

35. Putnam (FL)

Would express a sense of Congress in support of recreational hunting and fishing on military installations. States that military installations that sell recreational hunting and fishing permits should provide a discount to active and retired members of the Armed Forces and veterans with disabilities, and promote access to such facilities to those with disabilities.

(10 minutes)

36. Watson (CA), Langevin (RI)

Would insert language based on H.R. 4900 and H.R. 5247, that contain the following provisions: (1) the establishment of a new National Office for Cyberspace; (2) management and oversight reforms for agency information security programs; (3) security related acquisition requirements for federal information technology investments; (4) the establishment of a federal Chief Technology Officer; and (5) make the Director of the National Office for Cyberspace a member of the National Security Council and grant the office additional government-wide coordinating responsibilities.

(10 minutes)

37. Chandler (KY)

Would strike section 2412(c), which would prohibit funds from being allocated to the Blue Grass Army Depot Chemical Demilitarization program as it is currently contracted.

(10 minutes)

38. Herseth Sandlin (SD), Fleming (LA)

Would require reports to Congress on U.S. bomber modernization, sustainment and recapitalization efforts in support of the national defense strategy.

(10 minutes)

39. Lipinski (IL), Murphy, Christopher (CT), Edwards, Donna (MD)

REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to solicit bids from domestic suppliers when procuring articles, materials, or supplies for use outside of the United States.

(10 minutes)

40. Brown-Waite (FL)

Would expand the eligibility for the Army Combat Action Badge to those soldiers who served during the dates ranging from December 7, 1941, to September 18, 2001. The costs to procure the badges would be borne by these individuals, not the military.

(10 minutes)

41. Braley (IA)

Would require the Secretary of Defense, with contributions from the Secretary of State and Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to submit a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It would require the report to make cost projections through Fiscal Year 2020, and specifies scenarios and factors which the Secretary must consider in the report.

(10 minutes)

42. Eshoo (CA), Holt (NJ), Thompson, Mike (CA), Schakowsky (IL), Berman (CA), Tierney (MA)

REVISED Would require the DNI to cooperate with GAO inquiries that are initiated by Committees. Would allow all committees of jurisdiction to request that GAO perform audits of the intelligence community. Would allow the DNI to designate certain reports or portions of reports as sources and methods sensitive or reportable only to the intelligence committees, and those reports or portions would go only to the intelligence committees. Would establish certain procedures to ensure that GAO safeguards information.

(10 minutes)

43. Murphy, Christopher (CT), Lipinski (IL), Edwards, Donna (MD)

Would require the Department of Defense to include in its yearly assessment of waivers granted under the Buy American Act to include in that report an analysis of the domestic capacity to supply the articles, materials or supplies procured from overseas and an analysis of the reasons for the yearly increase or decrease in Buy American waivers granted.

(10 minutes)

44. Richardson (CA)

REVISED Would require Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) to update the PORT LOOK 2008 Strategic Seaports study and in that update include consideration of the infrastructure in the vicinity of the strategic port (including bridges, roads, and rail capacity).

(10 minutes)

45. Murphy, Tim (PA)

REVISED Would direct the Surgeons General of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to submit a report to Congress on whether additional behavioral health professionals are needed to treat members of the Armed Forces for PTSD/TBI, and offer recommendations for ways to provide incentives for health care professionals to join active and reserve components.

(10 minutes)

46. Space (OH)

Would require the Secretary of the VA to send an electronic copy of service members' separation paperwork to the States.

(10 minutes)

47. Sarbanes (MD)

Would require non-Defense agencies to establish contractor inventories and insourcing programs to mirror current law for the Department of Defense. It would also prevent agencies from establishing any numerical goal, target, or quota for the conversion to performance by Federal employees, require OMB to report to Congress on agency insourcing policies and GAO to evaluate OMB reporting.

(10 minutes)

48. Walz (MN)

Would revise the language of the Alternative Career Track Pilot Program slightly to ensure officers are not penalized with regards to promotion for participating in the pilot program.

(10 minutes)

49. Childers (MS)

Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress regarding the procurement and the feasibility of sustained low-level production of Mine Resistant Ambush Protective Vehicles.

(10 minutes)

50. Broun (GA)

REVISED Would express the sense of Congress strongly encouraging the President to order the flag of the United States flown on military outposts of the United States in the Republic of Haiti.

(10 minutes)

51. Edwards, Donna (MD), Lipinski (IL), Murphy, Christopher (CT)

Would direct the Department of Defense to include the impact on domestic jobs in their periodic assessments of defense capability.

(10 minutes)

52. Carson (IN)

REVISED Would amend the Department of Defense pre-separation counseling program to provide discharging service members and their spouses with financial and job placement counseling.

(10 minutes)

53. Foster (IL)

Would direct the Secretary of Defense to commission an independent study by assessing the optimal balance of unmanned versus manned platforms, and the current ability of each branch of the military to defend against unmanned aerial vehicles. It would require the conclusions of this study to be reported to Congress by December 1, 2011.

(10 minutes)

54. Hare (IL)

REVISED Would direct the Secretary of the Army to deliver a report to Congress that provides a detailed explanation of the Army’s Heirloom Chest policy, the Army’s plans to continue the Heirloom Chest program, and a cost estimate for the procurement to expand the number of Heirloom Chests to additional family members.

(10 minutes)

55. Luetkemeyer (MO)

Would direct the Secretary of each military department to review the service records of eligible Jewish American veterans from World War I to determine whether such veterans should be awarded the Medal of Honor.

(10 minutes)

56. Dahlkemper (PA)

REVISED Would allow the Secretary of Defense to make excess nonlethal supplies available for domestic emergency assistance purposes, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(10 minutes)

57. Price, David (NC), Spratt (SC)

REVISED Would extend certain provisions of the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (FY 2008 NDAA) pertaining to private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan to additional overseas areas with a significant contractor presence. Specifically, the amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to issue regulations extending section 862 of the FY 2008 NDAA to additional areas in which significant military operations are being carried out by the U.S. Armed Forces. The amendment leaves the designation of such areas to the Secretary but stipulates that it should include, at a minimum, the Horn of Africa, Yemen, Haiti, and the Philippines.

(10 minutes)

58. Kirkpatrick (AZ)

Would eliminate gaps in existing law that have resulted in unauthorized and improper disposal of Department of Defense property.

(10 minutes)

59. Kosmas (FL)

REVISED Would require DoD and NASA to conduct a study of the feasibility of joint usage of the NASA Shuttle Logistics Depot (NSLD), which utilizes a highly-skilled workforce and has unique capabilities, to supplement requirements for products and services in support of reset initiatives, engineering analysis, industrial base capabilities, and innovative technology processes to improve procurement and reduce risk, cost, and cycle time of system delivery.

(10 minutes)

60. Luján (NM)

Would instruct the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration to encourage technology transfer activities at its national security laboratories that will lead to enhanced private-sector employment opportunities. It would require the Administrator to submit a report each year detailing the number of new private-sector employment opportunities created as a result of the technology transfer activities at each of its national security laboratories.

(10 minutes)

61. Markey, Betsy (CO)

Would create the Department of Veterans Affairs HONOR Scholarship Program for veterans' pursuit of graduate and post-graduate degrees in behavioral health sciences.

(10 minutes)

62. McMahon (NY)

REVISED Would express a Sense of Congress concerning the implementation of the Congressionally-mandated recommendations of the Institute of Medicine study.

(10 minutes)

63. McMahon (NY)

Would express a Sense of Congress to encourage the Secretary of the Navy to name a naval vessel after Medal of Honor recipient and Navy chaplain, Father Vincent Capodanno.

(10 minutes)

64. Minnick (ID)

Would authorize the Secretary of Education to provide support to help cover operating costs of new state programs under the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

(10 minutes)

65. Perriello (VA)

Would ensure that Department of Defense in sourcing decisions are performance based by excluding from consideration the value of employer sponsored health plans and retirement benefits plans provided by both DoD and private government contractors.

(10 minutes)

66. Schrader (OR)

Would require the Secretary of Defense to ensure that each member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces who is mobilized or demobilized is provided a clear and comprehensive statement of the medical care and treatment to which such member is entitled under Federal law by reason of being so mobilized or demobilized.

(10 minutes)

67. Schrader (OR)

Would instruct the DoD Inspector General to conduct a study assessing the medical processing of National Guard and Reserve soldiers mobilizing and demobilizing under Title X.

(10 minutes)

68. Teague (NM), Markey, Betsy (CO), Perriello (VA), Owens (NY)

REVISED Would provide health insurance to dependents of permanently and totally disabled veterans, as well as veterans who died from serviced connected disabilities, through the age of 26. Currently under CHAMPVA, which is administered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), coverage can only be provided to dependent children up to the age of 23.

(10 minutes)

69. Titus (NV), Heller (NV), Costa (CA)

Would provide the Secretary of Defense the flexibility to change the effective date of the Homeowners Assistance Program for members of the armed forces permanently reassigned during the mortgage crisis.

(10 minutes)

70. Tonko (NY)

Would express a Sense of Congress encouraging the development of next generation semiconductor technologies.

(10 minutes)

71. Critz (PA)

Would allow military claims offices to pay full replacement value, instead of fair market value, on claims that fall outside the current contractual arrangements for providing full replacement value for the household goods of service members and civilian employees moved at the expense of the Department of Defense. It would clarify existing law on this policy.

(10 minutes)

72. Hinchey (NY)

REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to apply the Buy American Act to the procurement of photovoltaic devices purchased through subcontracts.

(10 minutes)

73. Hinchey (NY), Schakowsky (IL), Moran, James (VA)

Would require armed private security contractors who are using U.S. citizens in Iraq or Afghanistan to hire those individuals as direct employees rather than independent contractors. It would only apply to U.S. citizens who are required to have U.S. security clearances for such contracts and contains a national security waiver.

(10 minutes)

74. Klein, Ron (FL)

REVISED Would require companies that are applying for Department of Defense contracts to certify that they do not conduct business in Iran, as defined by Section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act. It would prohibit any entity that cannot complete this certification from receiving Department of Defense contracts.

(10 minutes)

75. Connolly (VA)

Would require the Secretary of Defense to establish monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for its programs in the Horn of Africa.

(10 minutes)

76. Connolly (VA)

REVISED Would standardize federal agency and OPM reporting requirements regarding federal internship programs, with the goal of improving the conversion rate of interns to full time federal employees.

(10 minutes)

77. Pingree (ME), Michaud (ME)

REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to continue commissary and exchange stores at Naval Air Station Brunswick through September 30, 2011. DOD may not take any action to reduce or terminate the sale of goods at such store during fiscal year 2011. This date is consistent with the base closure date.

 

 

 

 

(10 minutes)

78. Grayson (FL)

Would require cost or price be given at least equal importance in evaluating competitive proposals for procurement contracts with the United States Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

79. Murphy, Patrick (PA)

REVISED Would repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” only after: (1) receipt of the recommendations of the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group on how to implement a repeal of DADT (due December 1, 2010) and (2) a certification by the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and President that repeal is first, consistent with military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion & recruiting, and second, that the DoD has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to implement its repeal. It would also include a 60 day period after certification before the repeal took effect.

(10 minutes)

80. Pingree (ME), Rooney (FL), Larson, John (CT), Altmire (PA), Berry (AR), Blumenauer (OR), Boren (OK), Cardoza (CA), Castor (FL), Cleaver (MO), Cohen (TN), Courtney (CT), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Davis, Lincoln (TN), DeFazio (OR), DeGette (CO), DeLauro (CT), Ellison (MN), Gonzalez (TX), Gordon (TN), Green, Al (TX), Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Herseth Sandlin (SD), Johnson, Hank (GA), Kagen (WI), Meeks, Gregory (NY), Moore, Dennis (KS), Murphy, Christopher (CT), Nadler (NY), Owens (NY), Polis (CO), Rodriguez (TX), Westmoreland (GA)

REVISED Would strike funding for the Joint Strike Fighter's Alternate Engine Program.

(10 minutes)

81. Shea-Porter (NH)

REVISED Would require a penalty for prime contractors that do not provide information to databases on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it adds a reporting requirement. The penalty would withhold award and incentive fee payments.

(10 minutes)

82. Inslee (WA), Tiahrt (KS), DeLauro (CT), Larsen, Rick (WA), Turner (OH), Carnahan (MO)

REVISED Would require the Department of Defense to take into consideration during the KC-X or any successor aerial tanker replacement program any unfair competitive advantage an offeror may possess, and to report any such unfair competitive advantage to Congressional defense committees within 60 days of bid submissions.

(10 minutes)