H. Res. 276: H.R. 1540 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012


MANAGERS: McGovern/Bishop

112th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES 276

[Report No. 112-88]


H.R. 1540 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

1. Provides for further consideration under a structured rule.

2. Provides no additional general debate.

3. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. No amendments shall be in order except those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, 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.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution.

7. Section 3 of the resolution provides that the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman 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. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


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. 1540) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes. No further general debate shall be in order.

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.

(b) 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~ 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 :riot be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

(d) All points of order against amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or against amendments en bloc described in section 3·ofthis resolution are waived.

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 thisresolution not earlier disposed of.  Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to thissection shall be considered as read, ·shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally dividedand 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. 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. 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. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 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.


Summary of Amendments to be Made in Order: 

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)





Debate Time

1. Wittman (VA)


(REVISED) Would allow the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for the start of major construction of the Ford-class aircraft carriers designated CVN 79 and CVN 80 and for the construction of major components, modules, or other structures related to such carriers subject to appropriations. Allows the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a contract for the construction of FORD Class Carriers CVN 79 and CVN 80 to be funded on a five year centers.

(10 minutes)

2. Woolsey (CA)


Would eliminate the availability of funds for procurement of the Navy and Air Force V-22 Osprey aircraft. 

(10 minutes)

3. Tonko (NY)


(REVISED) Would encourage the Medical Research program to use RNA technology when conducting research for breast and prostate cancer, battlefield infectious diseases, and rare diseases.

(10 minutes)

4. Hayworth (NY)


(REVISED) Would express the sense of Congress that active matrix organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology displays are an integral factor in reducing the size, weight, and energy consumption of both dismounted and mounted system of the Armed Forces, and that OLED technology is a Defense-critical manufacturing capability. 

(10 minutes)

5. Schiff (CA)


(REVISED) Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit health assessment reports to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives when waste is disposed of in open-air burn pits. Each report will include: description of short and long term health risks; methodology used to determine the health risks; and the assessment of the operational and health risks when making the determination to continue the use of open-air burn pits for waste disposal. 

(10 minutes)

6. Carter (TX)


Would expand existing military whistleblower protections, from retaliatory personnel actions, to include communications by Armed Forces Members of ideologically based threats or actions of another Member that the reporting Member reasonably believes could be counterproductive or detrimental to United States interests or security. 

(10 minutes)

7. Miller, Candice (MI), Rahall (WV)


Would designate the Chief of the National Guard Bureau as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(10 minutes)

8. Schock (IL)


Would allow a service member with a minor dependent (child under the age of 19) to request a deferment of a deployment to a combat zone if their spouse is currently deployed to a combat zone. 

(10 minutes)

9. Baca (CA)


(REVISED) Would direct the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with each military department to enhance current suicide prevention information sharing services for members of the Armed Forces. Coordinated efforts would occur at various stages of training from their initial enlistment or appointment through their final retirement or separation.

(10 minutes)

10. Cohen (TN)


Would add the text of HR 1046, the honor the written intent of our servicemember heroes (HONOR the WISH) Act, to the bill. Would remove those limitations to allow servicemembers more freedom when making this very personal decision. 

(10 minutes)

11. Becerra (CA)


(LATE) (REVISED) Would provide funding for the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy for diversity recruitment activities.

(10 minutes)

12. Hunter (CA) - 1


Would create a five-year pilot program to provide opportunity scholarships to dependent children with special education needs. Opportunity scholarships are set at $7,500 a year and would be available to approximately 250 children under the pilot program for the purpose of attending a private, public or charter school of choice. The Department of Defense would administer the program, in coordination with the Secretary of Education. 

(10 minutes)

13. McNerney (CA)


Would express the Sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to ensure coordination with the Office of Service Member Affairs to provide financial counseling for service members and their families.

(10 minutes)

14. McNerney (CA), Rahall (WV), Young, Don (AK)


Would strike and replaces section 591 of the bill, which makes it more difficult for Guard and Reserve components to engage in military training missions that also provide assistance to local communities. Would increase to $20 million the amount that can be obligated for civil-military training operations. 

(10 minutes)

15. King, Peter (NY)


(REVISED) Would direct the Secretary of Defense to provide for a program under which members of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty and serving in Iraq or Afghanistan or hospitalized at a facility under the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces of the United States as a result of a disease or injury incurred as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan would receive one-free postal voucher per month to be transferred to loved ones to send packages to the soldiers at no cost.

(10 minutes)

16. Ruppersberger (MD)


Would authorize the Secretary of Defense to extend United States Central Command Rest and Recuperation benefits to U.S. Armed Forces assigned to the Egypt Multi-National Force and Observors Mission.

(10 minutes)

17. Carter (TX)


Would deem Members of the Armed Forces, and DoD civilian employees who were killed or wounded in the November 5th, 2009 Fort Hood attack to have been killed or wounded in a combat zone as the result of an action of an enemy of the United States. This makes such victims eligible for combat-related benefits, compensations, and awards with the exception of any member of the Armed Forces whose death or injury was the result of willful misconduct. 

(10 minutes)

18. Boswell (IA)


Would grant the Secretary of Defense the discretion to also use funds retained in Section 646 for substance abuse prevention programs provided to the military community surrounding the commissary store where the alcoholic and tobacco products are purchased while ensuring that the enhanced commissary stores receive necessary funds. 

(10 minutes)

19. Carson (IN)


Would direct the Department of Defense to provide mental health assessments to service members during deployment. When possible, these assessments would include review of all past health records originated by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(10 minutes)

20. Boswell (IA)


(REVISED) Would require DoD and VA to conduct a joint study on the incident rate of breast cancer of service members who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan under operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Studies have indicated that breast cancer is more common among recently deployed service members than amongst the general population, and similar legislation has been supported by both the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

(10 minutes)

21. Sessions (TX)


(REVISED) Would create a pilot program for treatment outside of military facilities for members of the armed forces and veterans affected by traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

(10 minutes)

22. Pascrell (NJ), Platts (PA)


(LATE) Would recognize a February GAO report on the weakness of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)and its poor management, this amendment requires the Department of Defense to develop a plan to transfer DCOE moved to one of the services in order to be most effectively managed. 

(10 minutes)

23. Pascrell (NJ), Platts (PA)


Would require the Defense Department to report to Congress on their plans to identify, refer, and treat service members with possible traumatic brain injuries who may have slipped through the cracks prior to the June 2010 policy.  

(10 minutes)

24. Sarbanes (MD), Hanabusa (HI), Langevin (RI), Loebsack (IA), Reyes (TX)


(LATE) Would strike Section 937 of the bill relating to Modification of Temporary Suspension of Public-Private Competitions for Conversion of Department of Defense Functions to Contractor Performance.

(10 minutes)

25. Murphy, Christopher (CT)


Would give manufacturers the opportunity to provide information to DoD regarding how their bid for a contract will affect domestic employment. It allows DoD to take this information into consideration, but does not mandate that DoD consider this information when awarding the contract.

(10 minutes)

26. Maloney (NY)


(LATE) Would require public disclosure of information submitted under Section 847 of this act.

(10 minutes)

27. Cole (OK)


Would preclude an executive agency from requiring an entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract to disclose political contributions as a condition of participation. 

(10 minutes)

28. Garamendi, John


Would require the Secretary to ensure that each contractor of the Department of Defense performing a prime contract at a military installation in the United States to set aside 40 percent, by dollar value, of its subcontracting work under the contract for local qualified subcontractors. For purposes of the preceding sentence, a subcontractor shall be considered local if its headquarters is within 60 miles of the military installation.

(10 minutes)


29. Waters (CA)


(REVISED) Would provide a preference for potential DOD contactors that carry out certain investment and philanthropic activities to bolster education and training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Would also require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study of the implementation of the DOD’s current programs for providing assistance to certain educational institutions. The amendment does not create a quota or establish hard-line criteria for awarding contracts – these activities will be one of many criteria DOD can consider in awarding contracts.

(10 minutes)

30. Himes (CT)


Would require any savings as a result of shifting to civilian employees from contractors within the Department of Defense be directed towards deficit reduction.

(10 minutes)

31. Jackson Lee (TX)


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

(10 minutes)

32. Andrews (NJ)


(LATE) Would temporarily suspend the implementation and enforcement of workforce management and sourcing policies pursuant to the DOD’s “efficiency initiative. 

(10 minutes)

33. Lee, Barbara (CA), Stark (CA)


Would return Defense Department spending to 2008 level, with exemptions for personnel and health accounts. 

(10 minutes)

34. Hayworth (NY)


(LATE) Would add a Sense of Congress that the Department of Defense shall not convert from private sector to public sector performance any functions or positions that are not inherently governmental in nature. 

(10 minutes)

35. Cuellar (TX)


(REVISED) REVISED Would express the sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should continue to share intelligence and technology with the Department of Homeland Security to address national security threats on the southwest border from transnational criminal organizations, including the testing on the border of surveillance technologies being considered for combat operations, and directs the Department of Defense to brief Congress on programs to build Mexico’s capacity to combat transnational criminal organizations.  

(10 minutes)

36. Hunter (CA) - 1


(REVISED) Direct the Secretary of the Navy to name the next available ship after Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. Sergeant Peralta, who grew up in Southeast San Diego, was nominated for the Medal of Honor for smothering a grenade with his body during combat in Fallujah, Iraq. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross instead. A team of specialists, which included pathologists and other experts, conducted an investigation at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and determined that Peralta did not consciously pull the grenade into his body. This conclusion contradicts the eye-witness accounts of the Marines fighting alongside Peralta, as well as the recommendation put forward by Marine Corps leadership. There have been 11 instances, going back to 1989, where Congress has included in legislation that was signed into law how a Navy ship should be named.

(10 minutes)

37. Richmond (LA)


Would prevent the payment of certain incentives with respect to a Navy shipyard in Avondale, Louisiana, saving the Department of Defense up to $310 million.

(10 minutes)

38. Mica (FL)


(LATE) Would require that the rules of engagement allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protects their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions. 

(10 minutes)

39. Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would add a Sense of Congress indicating that the deployment of National Guard personnel along the southwestern border should continue through the end of fiscal year 2011.

(10 minutes)

40. Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would repeal the establishment of the National Drug Intelligence Center. 

(10 minutes)

41. Schakowsky (IL)


Would freeze Department of Defense funding at current levels until the Pentagon can successfully pass an audit. The amendment contains a national security waiver and exceptions for overseas contingency operations, defense personnel, and wounded warrior accounts.

(10 minutes)

42. Smith, Adam (WA)


Would amend Section 1039 to allow transfer of detainees to the US to testify in federal court. Would strike language barring transfer of detainees held abroad to the US. Would require certification by the Attorney General prior to transfer.

(10 minutes)

43. Buchanan (FL)


Would require all foreign terrorists, with links to terrorist networks, who attack the United States or the Government be considered enemy combatants to be tried by military tribunals, not in the civilian court system.

(10 minutes)

44. Hanabusa (HI)


Would limit past, present, and future detainees from rights afforded under Compact of Free Association (COFA). Multiple GTMO detainees have or will be repatriated to Palau and with this they possess unrestricted access to the United States to study, work, and reside as "habitual residents" under the rights granted to them under COFA. 

(10 minutes)

45. Hanabusa (HI)


(REVISED) Would direct the Secretary of Defense and the OMB to identify programs within the DoD budget that are ineffective, redundant or unused.

(10 minutes)

46. Tierney (MA)


Would officially recognizes the City of Salem, Massachusetts, as the birthplace of the National Guard of the United States.

(10 minutes)

47. Maloney (NY)


(LATE) Would clarify that the exemption from Freedom of Information Act for Data Files of the Military Flight Operations Quality Assurance Systems of the Military Departments is for “information contained in data files of the military flight operations quality assurance system of a military department that would reveal flight patterns or tactical techniques or tactical procedures from disclosure under section.” 

(10 minutes)

48. Mack (FL), Bilirakis (FL)


(LATE) Would make changes to the language of the Sunken Military Craft Act of H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Would clarify the language of the Sunken Military Craft Act to restore its original intent, and would specify that a sunken military craft would be defined as a vessel only when on military noncommercial service when it sank.

(10 minutes)

49. Langevin (RI)


Would coordinate federal information security policy through the creation of a National Office for Cyberspace, updating information security management practices, and establishing measures for the protection of critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

(10 minutes)

50. Amash (MI), Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI), Jones (NC), Nadler (NY), Paul (TX)


Would strike section 1034 of the bill, relating to the authorization for use of military force.


(10 minutes)

51. Rogers, Mike (MI), LoBiondo (NJ)


Would require the Department of Defense to repatriate, identify and honor with a military funeral the remains of 13 American Sailors killed during the First Barbary War in 1804. These Sailors are currently buried in a decaying mass grave in Tripoli, Libya. The amendment would require the Secretary to transfer and honor these remains using existing appropriations, and at the conclusion of the current NATO mission in Libya. 

(10 minutes)

52. Campbell (CA)


Would terminate the Joint Safety Climate Assessment System of the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

53. Campbell (CA)


Would terminate the Human, Social, and Culture Behavior (HSCB) Modeling program at the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

54. Campbell (CA)


Would reduce the baseline number of civilian employees at the Department of Defense by 1% every year for the next five years.

(10 minutes)

55. McGovern (MA), Amash (MI), Cicilline (RI), Jones (NC), Lewis, John (GA), Paul (TX), Welch (VT)


Would require: 1) A plan and timeframe on accelerated transition of military operations to Afghan authorities; 2) A plan and timeframe on negotiations leading to a political solution and reconciliation in Afghanistan; and 3) A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on al-Qaeda. The amendment would clarify that nothing in this section limits the president under existing authority to go after al-Qaeda, share intelligence, or modify military strategy and tactics while redeploying US forces under the plan/timeframe required above. 

(10 minutes)

56. Chaffetz (UT), Welch (VT)


Would require U.S. ground troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, leaving just those who are involved in small, targeted counter-terrorism operations. The amendment would further require the Secretary of Defense to submit a withdrawal plan to Congress within 60 days of enactment.

(10 minutes)

57. Davis, Susan (CA)


(REVISED) To fence 25% of the funds made available through the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund until the Secretary of Defense, in discussion with the Secretary of State, have determined that women are an integral part of the reconciliation process between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban.

(10 minutes)

58. Garrett (NJ)


Would clarify that the United States Congress has not authorized military actions in Libya upon adoption of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. 

(10 minutes)

59. Rohrabacher (CA)


Would remove satellites and satellite components from the Munitions List and make them available to foreign nations. This amendment would, however, also continue the ban on sending such items and technology to China, its allies or terrorist-supporting states as under current law. 

(10 minutes)

60. Polis (CO)


Would reduce the amount of troops stationed in Europe to 30,000 and would cut overall end strength levels by 10,000 a year over the next five years. 

(10 minutes)

61. Conyers (MI), Clarke (NY), Cohen (TN), Duncan (SC), Farr (CA), Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Honda (CA), Johnson, Hank (GA), Johnson, Timothy (IL), Jones (NC), Kucinich (OH), Lee, Barbara (CA), McClintock (CA), Miller, George (CA), Stark (CA), Tonko (NY), Welch (VT), Woolsey (CA)


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


(10 minutes)

62. Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would eliminate funds for the Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund.

(10 minutes)

63. Ellison (MN)


Would strike section 1604, Budget Item Relating to LHA–7 Ship Program.

(10 minutes)

64. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would reduce the funding for Ground-based Midcourse Defense systems by $100,000,000.

(10 minutes)

65. Quigley (IL)


Would reduce RDT&E by 10% throughout DOD.

(10 minutes)

66. Southerland (FL)


(REVISED) Would strike burdensome limitations on implementation of consolidation of Air and Space Operations. 

(10 minutes)

67. Young, Don (AK)


(LATE) Would require that to the maximum extent possible community housing currently located on federal land under long-term lease be utilized before it is replaced with new construction of on-base housing.

(10 minutes)

68. Young, Don (AK), Bordallo (GU)


(REVISED) Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report and assessment on the infrastructure needs of Department of Defense designated ports.

(10 minutes)

69. Young, Don (AK), Bordallo (GU)


Would authorize $100,000,000 to be appropriated for infrastructure needs and improvements at Department of Defense designated strategic ports.

(10 minutes)

70. Petri (WI)


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.  

(10 minutes)

71. Wilson, Joe (SC)


(REVISED) Would direct the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the Administrator for Nuclear Security, to ensure the nuclear waste repository located at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, remains available for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste resulting from the activities of the DOD and the NNSA until a new location for such waste has been sited and approved.

(10 minutes)

72. Davis, Susan (CA)


(REVISED) The Secretary of the Navy shall submit a report to Congress detailing the efforts being made to establish maintenance, repair and overhaul capability for Navy unmanned aerial systems. 

(10 minutes)

73. McKeon (CA)


MANAGER'S AMENDMENT Would make conforming changes in the bill. 

(10 minutes)

74. Akin (MO)


Would add a Sense of Congress supporting the establishment of long-term contracting authority for the DOD for procurement of alternative fuels. 

(10 minutes)

75. Braley (IA)


(LATE) 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.

(10 minutes)

76. Bishop, Rob (UT)


Would clear title to a 2.7 acre of formerly utilized defense land in Ogden Utah which was BRAC'd in 1995 (former Defense Depot Ogden), so that the locally recognized municipal redevelopment authority may proceed to redevelop the property consistent with BRAC redevelopment authorities, and to prevent further waste and deterioration to the building located thereon. 

(10 minutes)

77. Bishop, Rob (UT)


Would clarify certain terms in military depot statute, modify the DoD's existing reporting requirements to include the 3 previous fiscal years' record of performance at each covered military depot in a table format, and would add the Tooele Army Depot, Utah, onto the list of depots for which annual reporting is required.

(10 minutes)

78. Bishop, Tim (NY)


Would express the Sense of Congress urging the Department of Defense to pursue all feasible efforts to recover, identify, and return the bodies of the crew of the Navy Flying Boat George 1 from Thurston Island, Antarctica.

(10 minutes)

79. Bishop, Tim (NY)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on establishing an active registry for each incidence of a member of the Armed Forces being exposed to occupational and chemical hazards, including waste disposal, during contingency operations. 

(10 minutes)

80. Bishop, Tim (NY)


Would express the Sense of Congress regarding the efforts by the Department of Defense to keep America safe from terrorist attacks since September 11th.

(10 minutes)

81. Blumenauer (OR), Schrader (OR)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to notify the congressional defense committees and the Committees on the Budget, within 90 days, when entering into or modifying an indemnification agreement. This reporting requirement would be exempt in cases deemed by the Secretary to be harmful to US national security interests; for research and development contracts; and, for Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) contracts.

(10 minutes)

82. Blumenauer (OR), Connolly (VA), Capps (CA), Welch (VT), Hinchey (NY)


Would modify the Department of Defense’s Operational Energy Report criteria to include an evaluation by the Department of practices used in contingency operations to reduce vulnerabilities associated with fuel convoys and a heavy reliance on fossil fuels in the field. Specifically, such an evaluation would examine the implications of improvements in structure and generator efficiency, as well as the displacement of liquid fuels with on-site renewable energy generation.

(10 minutes)

83. Boren (OK), Boustany (LA)


Would prohibit the unauthorized use of names and images of living and deceased military service members on merchandise and retail products without first obtaining permission from the service member or, if deceased, their family.

(10 minutes)

84. Boswell (IA)


Would add a Sense of Congress that a focus on alternative, self-sufficient energy sources that reduce costs in the long term should be part of consideration for contracts for logistics support of contingency operations.

(10 minutes)

85. Boustany (LA), Davis, Geoff (KY)


Would require the Administration to submit to the appropriate committees an implementation plan for achieving the President’s “whole-of-government” integration vision and an annual update on the implementation plan. Would require a description of ongoing and future actions planned; a timeline for specific actions taken and planned to be taken; an outline of specific actions desired or required by Congress; any progress made and challenges or obstacles encountered; and other information the President deems necessary.

(10 minutes)

86. Carnahan (MO)


Would withhold the use of 25 percent of funds authorized for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress that the Department of Defense has sufficient management and oversight mechanisms on contracts. 

(10 minutes)

87. Coffman (CO)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the feasibility and desirability of recycling rare earth elements used by the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

88. Coffman (CO)


Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on methods to increase the efficiency of the tuition assistance program under section 2007 of title 10, United States Code.

(10 minutes)

89. Connolly (VA), Moran, James (VA)


Would authorize incremental funding of a military construction project for the Intelligence Dominance Center at Fort Belvoir. 

(10 minutes)

90. Connolly (VA), Kissell, Larry (NC)


Would direct the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress after 180 days on the estimated cost of expanding the Homeowners Assistance Program to various servicemembers who currently are not eligible under the Permanent Change of Station category.

(10 minutes)

91. Connolly (VA), Platts (PA)


Would improve the performance of the Federal Acquisition Institute. 

(10 minutes)

92. Connolly (VA), Bilbray (CA)


Would improve federal internship programs through better management and intern recruitment.

(10 minutes)

93. Connolly (VA), Capps (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Hinchey (NY), Welch (VT)


Would take fuel costs into account during the procurement process for tents and other structures, with the goal of reducing fuel convoy-related deaths. 

(10 minutes)

94. Carson (IN)


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)

95. 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)

96. Davis, Susan (CA)


Would modify a current GAO reporting requirement on TRICARE Standard and Extra from "bi-annual" (twice a year) to "biennial" (every two years).

(10 minutes)

97. Dent (PA)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study to measure the domestic capacity in accordance with the Defense Acquisition Regulations System to manufacture ship shafts and other forged components used by surface and sub-surface vessels of the U.S. Navy. 

(10 minutes)

98. DeLauro (CT), Wolf (VA)


(LATE) Would broaden the definition of entities prevented from receiving Department of Defense contracts to include all entities owned or controlled by, directed by or from, operating with delegated authority from, or affiliated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. Would require the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days prior to issuing any waiver for this procurement limitation. 

(10 minutes)

99. Donnelly (IN)


Would improve DoD oversight of private security contractors funded by the DoD by requiring a standard Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan that sets out standards for oversight of all private security contracts, and requiring DoD to designate one official in the country of operations to certify that they have reviewed and are confident of oversight plans for private security contractors.

(10 minutes)

100. Edwards, Donna (MD)


Would require that the effects on local businesses, neighborhoods, and local governments be included in the analysis of the impacts on transportation infrastructure related to consideration and selection of military installations for closure or realignment (BRAC).

(10 minutes)

101. Ellison (MN)


Would require the Secretary of Defense to update the Congressional defense committees on the United States military strategy in Afghanistan in light of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

(10 minutes)

102. Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would require that the Department of Defense make public any written communications from Congress recommending that funds specified in Division D be directed towards a particular project.

(10 minutes)

103. Flake, Jeff (AZ)


Would require the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress justifying the use of funds and detailing the process by which those funds were awarded, for each program element under Section 201 that received an authorization of appropriations that is more than what the President requested.

(10 minutes)

104. Franks (AZ)


Would transfer administrative jurisdiction, custody, and control of the Air Force Memorial from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of the Air Force.

(10 minutes)

105. Garamendi, John, Wilson, Joe (SC)


Would require the National Academy of Sciences to Review of Nuclear Waste Reprocessing and Nuclear Reactor Technology. 

(10 minutes)

106. Hanabusa (HI)


Would allow those in the IRR to obtain health insurance through TRICARE for continuity of care.

(10 minutes)

107. Hastings, Doc (WA)


Would reauthorize the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection through September 30, 2019.

(10 minutes)

108. Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Would add Sense of the Congress language regarding Members of Congress obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the cultures, religions, ethnicities, geographies, histories and politics of nations in which the Armed Force are engaged or are proposed to engage in military action. 

(10 minutes)

109. Heck (NV)


Would provide DoD with the option to transition to HCFC blend fire suppressant agents to replace its current agent Halon 1211, which is no longer produced and significantly more harmful to the environment. 

(10 minutes)

110. Inslee (WA)


Would give the Department of Defense the authority to provide severely wounded or seriously ill service members, who remain on active duty, with a broad range of rehabilitative equipment including recreational sports equipment that must be specially customized to meet the needs of the service member. 

(10 minutes)

111. Jackson Lee (TX) , Johnson, Hank (GA)


(REVISED) Would designate a National Day of Honor for members of the Armed Forces who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat areas.

(10 minutes)

112. Jackson Lee (TX)


Would express the Sense of Congress that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an increasing disorder affecting returning members of the Armed Forces and access to treatment for this disorder should be expanded. 

(10 minutes)

113. Kind (WI)


Would allow the Secretary of Defense to enter into a special 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. 

(10 minutes)

114. Kinzinger (IL)


Would prohibit any funds made available by this Act from being used to research, develop, manufacture, or procure a newly designed flight suit for members of the Armed Services. 

(10 minutes)

115. Langevin (RI)


Would prohibit the transfer of funds from National Defense Education Program K-12 education component.

(10 minutes)

116. Larsen, Rick (WA)


(REVISED) Would provide authority to the Secretary of State, with the concurrence of the Secretary of Defense, to provide assistance to foreign nations to strengthen that nation’s national and regional security interests consistent with U.S. foreign policy interests and with existing law.

(10 minutes)

117. Lee, Barbara (CA)


Would prohibit funding to construct permanent military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(10 minutes)

118. Lipinski (IL), Roskam (IL)


Would express a Sense of Congress regarding the establishment of a National Korean War Museum.

(10 minutes)

119. LoBiondo (NJ)


Would clarify the SEAD/DEAD report required in Section 334 the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act.

(10 minutes)

120. Luetkemeyer (MO)


Would direct the Secretaries of the military departments to conduct a review of military service records to determine whether certain Jewish American war veterans, including those previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Air Force Cross, should be awarded the Medal of Honor.

(10 minutes)

121. Maloney (NY)


(LATE) Would amend Sec 1091 of this act to replace “Critical Infrastructure Information” in every case with “Critical Infrastructure Security Information,” add a definition of Critical Infrastructure Security Information, and add a balancing test for the public interest when regarding treatment under the Freedom of Information Act.

(10 minutes)

122. McCollum (MN)


Would limit the amount spent on military musical units to $200,000,000 in fiscal year 2012.

(10 minutes)

123. Miller, Candice (MI)


Would direct the Department of Defense to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security to identify technology and equipment that could be used to secure the border.

(10 minutes)

124. Moran, James (VA)


Would limit the number of parking spaces the Army would be permitted to use at the BRAC #133 location in Alexandria, Virginia, to 1,000 until there are sufficient traffic mitigation measures in place. 

(10 minutes)

125. Murphy, Tim (PA)


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 and TBI, and offer recommendations for ways to provide incentives for healthcare professionals to join active and reserve components.

(10 minutes)

126. Murphy, Christopher (CT)


Would require greater transparency in the issuance of Buy American waivers. Would require an itemized list of articles, materials and supplies for which waivers were sought, an analysis of the domestic capacity to make the waived item, and finally, an explanation in a yearly increase or decrease in Buy American Act waivers. 

(10 minutes)

127. Nugent (FL)


Would expand retroactive eligibility of the Army Combat Action Badge to include members of the Army who participated in combat during which they personally engaged, or were personally engaged by, the enemy at any time on or after December 7, 1941. 

(10 minutes)

128. Pearce (NM)


(REVISED) Would prohibit the Department of the Army from bundling contracts whose total value is more than $1,000,000 unless certain criteria are met.

(10 minutes)

129. Pompeo (KS)


Would waive the time limitation for the award of the Medal of Honor to Father Chaplain Emil Kapaun for heroic deeds during the Korean Conflict. This time waiver is necessary prior to the award of the Medal of Honor by the President. 

(10 minutes)

130. Pompeo (KS), Ryan, Tim (OH)


Would clarify the Medal of Honor process by requiring the Secretary of Defense, rather than the respective military service secretary, to submit the Department of Defense recommendation to Congress. This will ensure the potential Medal of Honor award is supported by the Secretary of Defense prior to Congressional action. 

(10 minutes)

131. Reed (NY)


Would designates TAPs as the National Song of Remembrance and prescribes procedures during the sounding of TAPs.

(10 minutes)

132. Richardson (CA)


(REVISED) Would express the sense of Congress that NORTHCOM, who’s mission it is to protect the United States homeland and support local, state, and federal authorities, to develop a leadership strategy, relationships, and guidelines to work with State and Local authorities in the event of a major incident and in unforeseen circumstances.

(10 minutes)

133. Rigell (VA)


Would direct the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a plan to address shortfalls in operational contract support requirements determination, management, oversight, and administration.

(10 minutes)

134. Runyan (NJ)


Would require that the Secretary of Defense establish goals for competition in contracts for the procurement of property or services to be used outside the United States in support of a contingency operation and requires that processes be developed to measure and monitor such competition, including task order categories for services, construction, and supplies.

(10 minutes)

135. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would increase the funding for the Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The offset will be derived from the Aerostat Joint Project Office.

(10 minutes)

136. Shuster (PA)


Would provide a three year extension of authority to the Secretary of Defense to use acquisition and cross-servicing agreements (ACSAs) to loan certain equipment to coalition partners for the purpose of enhancing personnel protection and aiding in personnel survivability in coalition operations, in certain peacekeeping operations, and in connection with training for deployment to such operations. 

(10 minutes)

137. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would require a report assessing the nuclear forces of the Russian Federations relative to the New START Treaty 

(10 minutes)

138. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would increase funding for the operation of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board by $2,500,000. The offset would be derived from Joint Tactical Radio System Maritime-Fixed radios.

(10 minutes)

139. Smith, Adam (WA)


Would require the President to develop strategies to address a prioritized list of areas that serve or could serve as potential safe havens for al Qaeda and its violent extremist affiliates. The amendment would further require the agencies involved in executing the strategies to sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance interagency cooperation in executing the amendment.

(10 minutes)

140. Smith, Adam (WA)


(LATE) Would require a report on Research and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

(10 minutes)

141. Thompson, Glenn (PA)


Would expand the Department of Defense state licensure exception to qualified and credentialed DOD health-care professionals, including contractors and civilians, and removes the location requirement to better allow our Guard and Reserve access to immediate and efficient care. This amendment is nearly identical to H.R. 1832, the STEP Act. 

(10 minutes)

142. Thornberry (TX)


Would protect private sector companies participating in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Active Cyber Defense Pilot Project from potential liability as an agent of the government. The pilot project is a 90-day pilot with defense contractors and internet service providers to test an active defense capability in cyber security. 

(10 minutes)

143. Tierney (MA)


Would require the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress assessing the manufacturing industry of the United States. The report would include, among other requirements: A) an assessment of the current manufacturing capacity of the United States as it relates to the ability of the United States to respond to both civilian and defense needs; B) an assessment of the tax, trade and regulatory policies as they impact the growth of the manufacturing industry in the United States; C) an analysis of the factors leading to the increased outsourcing of manufacturing processes to foreign nations; and D) 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 and weak points of that supply chain. 

(10 minutes)

144. Tierney (MA)


Would establish a working group to monitor the foreign police training programs, projects, and activities of the various Federal departments and agencies and coordinate and unify such programs, projects and activities under a single strategic framework. The interagency working group shall consist of representatives from the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, Homeland Security, Treasury, and Energy, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

(10 minutes)

145. Tierney (MA)


Would create an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Contingency Contracting to be the principal advisor of 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 for the Department of Defense. Would also rename and expand the Office of Program Support in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics as the Office of Contingency Contracting. 

(10 minutes)

146. Turner (OH)


Clarifies the intent of section 1055 by explicitly allowing activities determined by the Secretary of Defense to be necessary to ensure the continued safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

(10 minutes)

147. Turner (OH)


Would create an additional exception allowing for the reductions, withdrawals, or consolidations of non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe, when made pursuant to either a Treaty or authorized by an Act of Congress.

(10 minutes)

148. Turner (OH)


(LATE) Would require a report on the cost-benefit analysis of migrating the management headquarters for the Air Force’s Enterprise Logistics System Program Executive Office.

(10 minutes)

149. Turner (OH), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


Would include a Sense of Congress that any commercial communications that interferes with the Global Positioning System (GPS) should not receive final authorization by the Federal Communications Commission until the potential interference with GPS is resolved.

(10 minutes)

150. Young (IN)


Would provide the Secretary of Defense with the authority to use funding to carry out a program designed to reintegrate former low-level Taliban fighters into Afghan society. The program would be subject to a certification made by the Secretary of State that such a reintegration program is necessary to support the goals of the U.S. in Afghanistan and that the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development are unable to carry out a similar program of reintegration because of the security environment in certain areas.

(10 minutes)

151. Walz (MN)


Would require DOD to submit a report to Congress outlining a plan that would ensure access to the Guard and Reserves for missions short of war, as recommended by the Quadrennial Defense Review directed Comprehensive Review of the Guard and Reserve.

(10 minutes)

152. Cravaack (MN), Chaffetz (UT)


Would repeal Title VXII of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985, which authorized the establishment of the United States Institute of Peace. 

(10 minutes)