H. Res. 661: H.R. 4310 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013


MANAGERS: McGovern/Bishop

112th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES 661

[Report No. 112-485]


H.R. 4310 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

1. Provides for further consideration under a structured rule.

2. Provides no additional general debate.

3. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of Rules Committee Print 112-22 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

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

5. Makes in order only 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 printed in the report 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 the resolution.

7. Section 3 of the resolution provides that 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 not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, 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. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record.

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 theCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 4310) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes. No further general debate shall be in order.

Sec. 2. (a) In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-22. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. (b) No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text 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 not 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 of this 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 this resolution not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read, 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 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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.





Debate Time

1. McKeon (CA)


(REVISED) Manager’s Amendment Would make conforming changes in the bill.

(10 minutes)

2. 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.

(10 minutes)

3. 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.

(10 minutes)

4. Rohrabacher (CA)


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

(10 minutes)

5. 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.

(20 minutes)

6. 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.


(10 minutes)

7. 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.

(10 minutes)

8. 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.

(10 minutes)

9. 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.

(10 minutes)

10. Quigley (IL), Gutierrez (IL)


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

(10 minutes)

11. 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.

(10 minutes)

12. Polis (CO), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)


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

(10 minutes)

13. 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.

(10 minutes)

14. 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.

(10 minutes)

15. 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.

(10 minutes)

16. 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.

(10 minutes)

17. Coffman (CO)


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

(10 minutes)

18. 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.

(10 minutes)

19. 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.

(10 minutes)

20. 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.

(10 minutes)

21. 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.

(10 minutes)

22. 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.

(10 minutes)

23. 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.

(10 minutes)

24. 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.

(10 minutes)

25. 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.

(10 minutes)

26. 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.

(10 minutes)

27. 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.

(10 minutes)

28. 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.

(10 minutes)

29. 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.

(10 minutes)

30. 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.

(10 minutes)

31. 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.

(10 minutes)

32. Price, Tom (GA)


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

(10 minutes)

33. 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.

(10 minutes)

34. 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.

(10 minutes)

35. Brown, Corrine (FL)


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

(10 minutes)

36. 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.

(10 minutes)

37. 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.

(10 minutes)

38. Rigell (VA)


(REVISED) Would 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. Would also require detailed report on the impact of the sequestration of funds authorized and appropriated for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

39. 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.

(10 minutes)

40. 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.

(10 minutes)

41. Mack (FL)


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

(10 minutes)

42. Lee, Barbara (CA), Frank (MA), Woolsey (CA), Blumenauer (OR)


(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.

(10 minutes)

43. 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.

(10 minutes)

44. 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.

(10 minutes)

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


(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

46. Smith, Adam (WA), Amash (MI), Berman (CA), 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.

(10 minutes)

47. 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.

(10 minutes)

48. 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.

(10 minutes)

49. 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.

(10 minutes)

50. 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.

(10 minutes)

51. 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).

(10 minutes)

52. 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.

(10 minutes)

53. 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.

(10 minutes)

54. Franks (AZ)


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

(10 minutes)

55. Pearce (NM), Markey, Edward (MA)


Would strike section 3156 from the bill.

(10 minutes)

56. 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.

(10 minutes)

57. 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.

(10 minutes)

58. 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.

(10 minutes)

59. 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.

(10 minutes)

60. 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.

(10 minutes)

61. 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.

(10 minutes)

62. 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.

(10 minutes)

63. 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.

(10 minutes)

64. 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.

(10 minutes)

65. 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.

(10 minutes)

66. 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.

(10 minutes)

67. 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.

(10 minutes)

68. 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’’.

(10 minutes)

69. Cravaack (MN)


Would provide 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.

(10 minutes)

70. 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.

(10 minutes)

71. 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.

(10 minutes)

72. 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.

(10 minutes)

73. 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.

(10 minutes)

74. 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.

(10 minutes)

75. 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.

(10 minutes)

76. 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.

(10 minutes)

77. 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.

(10 minutes)

78. 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.

(10 minutes)

79. 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.

(10 minutes)

80. 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.

(10 minutes)

81. 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.

(10 minutes)

82. Richardson (CA)


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

(10 minutes)

83. 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.

(10 minutes)

84. 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.

(10 minutes)

85. 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.

(10 minutes)

86. 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.

(10 minutes)

87. Carson (IN)


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

(10 minutes)

88. 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.

(10 minutes)

89. Boswell (IA)


(LATE) Would direct 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.

(10 minutes)

90. 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.

(10 minutes)

91. 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.

(10 minutes)

92. 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.

(10 minutes)

93. 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.

(10 minutes)

94. Rivera (FL)


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

(10 minutes)

95. Larsen, Rick (WA)


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

(10 minutes)

96. Bass (CA), Lankford (OK)


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

(10 minutes)

97. 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.

(10 minutes)

98. 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.

(10 minutes)

99. 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.

(10 minutes)

100. 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.

(10 minutes)

101. 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.

(10 minutes)

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


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

(10 minutes)

103. 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.

(10 minutes)

104. Holt (NJ)


(REVISED) 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.

(10 minutes)

105. 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.

(10 minutes)

106. 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.

(10 minutes)

107. 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.

(10 minutes)

108. McCollum (MN)


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

(10 minutes)

109. 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.

(10 minutes)

110. Pompeo (KS), Garamendi (CA)


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

(10 minutes)

111. 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.

(10 minutes)

112. 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.

(10 minutes)

113. 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.

(10 minutes)

114. 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).

(10 minutes)

115. 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.

(10 minutes)

116. 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.

(10 minutes)

117. 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).

(10 minutes)

118. Cicilline (RI)


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

(10 minutes)

119. 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.

(10 minutes)

120. 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.

(10 minutes)

121. 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).

(10 minutes)

122. 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.

(10 minutes)

123. 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.

(10 minutes)

124. Welch (VT)


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

(10 minutes)

125. 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.

(10 minutes)

126. Smith, Adam (WA), McKeon (CA), Rohrabacher (CA), McCarthy, Kevin (CA), Berman (CA)


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

(10 minutes)

127. 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.

(10 minutes)

128. 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.

(10 minutes)

129. 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).

(10 minutes)

130. 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.

(10 minutes)

131. 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.

(10 minutes)

132. Lankford (OK), Connolly (VA)


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

(10 minutes)

133. 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.

(10 minutes)

134. 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.

(10 minutes)

135. Critz (PA)


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

(10 minutes)

136. 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.

(10 minutes)

137. 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.

(10 minutes)

138. Luján (NM)


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

(10 minutes)

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


Would strike 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.

(10 minutes)

140. 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.

(10 minutes)

141. Young, Don (AK), Richardson (CA)


Would express 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.

(10 minutes)