H. Res. 908: H.R. 5515 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-183 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-189 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Byrne

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 908

Report No. 115-702

 

H.R. 5515- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

  1. Provides for further consideration of H.R. 5515 under a structured rule.
  2. Provides for no additional general debate.
  3. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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.
  4. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
  5. Section 3 provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc at any time 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.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  7. Section 5 provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 25, 2018, through June 4, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
  8. Section 6 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5.
  9. Section 7 provides that each day during the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day of continuous session for purposes of section 1017(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S. C. 688(b)).

 

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after 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. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Sec. 2. (a) No further amendment to the bill, as amended, 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. (b) Each further 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. (c) All points of order against the further amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or 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.

Sec. 4. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment pursuant to this resolution the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such further amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 5. On any legislative day during the period from May 25, 2018, through June 4, 2018-

(a) the Journal of the proceedings of the p1·evious day shall be considered as approved; and

(b) the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article I of the Constitution, to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

Sec. 6. The Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

Sec. 7. Each day during the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day of continuous session for purposes of section 1017(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 688(b)).

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

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Description

Debate Time

  1. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM)

340

Revised Authorizes the Air Force Research Lab to create an open campus initiative modeled after the Army Research Lab’s program, which fosters innovation and provides for rapid transition of technologies into products by entrepreneurs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM), Lipinski (IL)

344

Revised Authorizes the Secretary to support national security innovation and entrepreneurial education programs for Department of Defense laboratory personnel.

(10 minutes)

  1. Guthrie (KY)

275

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to continue to provide for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky.

(10 minutes)

  1. Suozzi (NY), Hanabusa (HI), Cook (CA)

72

Expresses a sense of Congress encouraging DoD to accelerate, expedite and streamline environmental restoration efforts, reduce the financial burden on state and local governments and allay community concerns about the safety of drinking water. Directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment to brief the Congressional Armed Services committees on initiatives being pursued to accelerate environmental restoration efforts.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cicilline (RI)

554

Late Revised Requires the Defense Logistics Agency to provide direct notification to existing contractors when a branch of the military announces a change to uniform components produced by that contractor.

(10 minutes)

  1. Connolly (VA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL)

302

Provides not less than $12 million for the assessment monitoring, and evaluation of security cooperation activities in accordance with section 383 of title 10, U.S. Code.

(10 minutes)

  1. Crawford (AR)

152

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide a plan to Congress on how USNORTHCOM will organize a joint task force for EOD and countering improvised explosive devices.

(10 minutes)

  1. Amodei (NV), Gosar (AZ), McSally (AZ), Hice, Jody (GA), McClintock (CA), Biggs (AZ), Lamborn (CO), Young, Don (AK), LaMalfa (CA), Cook (CA), Smith, Jason (MO), Schweikert (AZ), Tipton (CO)

122

Addresses mine permitting issues in relationship to minerals deemed critical for national security and the nation’s infrastructure. The amendment is consistent with EO 13604 and EO 13817 from 2012 and 2017 respectively which ordered federal agencies to reduce the time required to make permitting and review decisions for critical mineral projects.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM)

342

Revised Authorizes entrepreneurial sabbatical programs across all the defense laboratories and allows researchers to take an unpaid sabbatical to work for a private sector firm in order to build their research for commercial purposes.

(10 minutes)

  1. McGovern (MA), Emmer (MN)

77

Requires the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans).

(10 minutes)

  1. Kuster, Ann (NH)

446

Revised Requires SECDEF to submit a report to Congress within 90 days of passage detailing corrective actions taken based on IOT&E Report on MHS Genesis prior to its fielding beyond initial facilities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schneider (IL), Lujan (NM), Lipinski (IL)

474

Allows for increased flexibility for use of funding within Phase I and Phase II of the SBIR/STTR programs.

(10 minutes)

  1. McKinley (WV)

422

Institutes domestic sourcing requirements for dinner ware within the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lawson (FL)

425

Requires the head of all agencies that have SBIR programs to implement a Commercialization Assistance Pilot Program, if not currently operating such a similar program, within one year of passage of this provision for the purpose of increasing commercialization of SBIR research by the use of sequential Phase II awards that require a match of outside funding.

(10 minutes)

  1. Velázquez (NY)

418

Grants agencies the ability to double the value of the contract awarded to specified small business concerns for purposes of the small business prime contracting goal for a duration of four years after enactment of the legislation. There is also a reporting requirement to track the number and amount of contracts awarded to eligible firms.

(10 minutes)

  1. Clarke (NY), Plaskett, (VI), Velázquez (NY)

416

Grants agencies the ability to double the value of the contract awarded to U.S. Virgin Islands small business concerns for purposes of the small business prime contracting goal for a duration of four years after enactment of the legislation. There is also a reporting requirement to track the number and amount of contracts awarded to eligible firms.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hartzler (MO), Conaway (TX), Gallagher (WI), Ruppersberger (MD), Schiff (CA), Speier (CA), Moulton (MA), Jones (NC)

73

Prohibits federal agencies from procuring certain Chinese-made video surveillance equipment or services.

(10 minutes)

  1. McCaul (TX), Bacon (NE), Castro (TX)

164

Revised Amends Section 880 of the base bill, which prohibits all Federal agencies from buying from or contracting with covered companies. The amendment extends the prohibition to Federal grant money, and loans.

(10 minutes)

  1. Tenney (NY), Poliquin (ME), Katko (NY), Lipinski (IL), Ryan, Tim (OH), Jones (NC)

380

Reinstates the Berry Amendment's longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides a one year phase-in period.

(10 minutes)

  1. Velázquez (NY)

50

Directs SBA to raise awareness and support business conversions to employee ownership through SBA entrepreneurial development and lending programs. Modernizes SBA’s 7(a) loan guarantee program to increase access to capital for employee owned small businesses and cooperatives.

(10 minutes)

  1. Norman (SC)

555

Late States that the Secretary of Defense shall include, with the Department of Defense budget, a report regarding the funding for product support strategies for major weapons systems.

(10 minutes)

  1. King, Steve (IA)

92

Ensures no funds authorized go to the enforcement of Davis-Bacon

(10 minutes)

  1. Poliquin (ME)

382

Clarifies that section 916 is not intended to require or encourage any reduction in work force at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services

(10 minutes)

  1. Wilson, Joe (SC)

5

Changes "shall" on page 467 to "should"

(10 minutes)

  1. Russell (OK)

36

Reduces the risk for military service members so that pilots and crews are better protected in training areas.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

96

Revised Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on military installations that have been available for disaster recovery over the past 10 fiscal years, and installations assessed to be available for fast response in the future

(10 minutes)

  1. Adams (NC), Hastings, Alcee (FL)

370

Promotes increased participation in Federal procurement by HBCUs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Sessions (TX)

568

Late Revised Provides clarifying language that allows the SECDEF to enter into agreement with charitable organizations to provide assistance to local populations abroad.

(10 minutes)

  1. Smith, Adam (WA)

538

Clarifies that the Federal Aviation Administration is allowed to disburse funding to carry out a project to mitigate noise if the project is located at a school near the airport and if the school entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the agency before September 30, 2002, even if the airport does not meet the requirements of part 150 Title 14.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hice, Jody (GA)

161

Reforms the pensions and allowances provided to former Presidents and surviving spouses.

(10 minutes)

  1. Ross (FL)

162

Requires OPM to submit a detailed report to Congress on the use of ‘Official Time’ by federal employees.

(10 minutes)

  1. Zeldin (NY)

552

Late Revised Creates a policy a cooperation with foreign countries that support the United States’ efforts to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meadows (NC)

494

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to jointly certify and report to Congress that assistance to the Ministry of the Interior of Iraq under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund will not be disbursed to any group that is, or is known to be affiliated with, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force or other state sponsor of terrorism.

(10 minutes)

  1. Demings (FL), Stefanik (NY)

288

Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that the intelligence community should dedicate resources to further expose key financial networks used by the Russian political class to hide stolen money. In addition, requires a classified report on Putin and other senior Russian officials regarding their financial assets, which shall be submitted to Congress within 60 days of enactment.

(10 minutes)

  1. Boyle (PA)

522

Late Revised Requires a report from State Department and DOD on Russia's support for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cheney (WY)

533

Late Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a list of technology that is currently eligible for export to China but the export of that technology my harm national security.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bass (CA)

561

Revised Requires a comprehensive report within 90 days by Departments of State, Department of Defense, and USAID on US security and humanitarian interests in Yemen. The purpose is to build support for a comprehensive strategy to address humanitarian and security crisis in Yemen through increasing coordination in Yemen’s Famine – Risk Areas between federal agencies, the UN Offices for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Crowley (NY), Chabot (OH), Moulton (MA)

321

Revised Requires a report on Bangladesh’s ability to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crises including recommendations for enhancing cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

(10 minutes)

  1. Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)

521

Late Revised Requires a report from Secretary of State on U.S. cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hunter (CA)

483

Revised Directs a report on the military installations within Djibouti

(10 minutes)

  1. Meeks (NY)

437

Revised States sense of Congress that the 3 Seas Initiative could serve as a valuable counterweight to the Kremlin’s efforts to divide Europe and Chinese regional expansionism, particularly in the context of energy and infrastructure.

(10 minutes)

  1. Vela (TX)

52

Requires the Department of Defense to report to Congress on the impact of violence and cartel activity in Mexico on US national security.

(10 minutes)

  1. Engel (NY), Chabot (OH), Crowley (NY), Royce (CA), Yoho (FL), Sherman (CA), Cicilline (RI), Poe (TX), Schakowsky (IL), Deutch (FL), Wagner (MO), Castro (TX), Speier (CA), Coffman (CO), Khanna (CA), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Meadows (NC)

452

Revised Authorizes financial and visa sanctions against perpetrators of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya by the Burmese military and security forces; limits U.S. military and security assistance with Burma until reforms take place; incentivizes reform of the Burmese gemstone sector which is notoriously dominated by the military; and requires a determination of what crimes the Burmese military committed, including genocide.

(10 minutes)

  1. Norman (SC)

330

Revised Requires the Office of Management and Budget to keep a separate accounts for overseas contingency operations and the accounts for the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

  1. McMorris Rodgers (WA)

515

Late Revised States that each Secretary concerned may conduct a study on the feasibility of IGSA's for terms not exceeding 20 years.

(10 minutes)

  1. McSally (AZ)

576

Late Authorizes a land transfer for the purpose of relocating and extending a parallel runway at Tucson International Airport.

(10 minutes)

  1. Norton (DC)

221

Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a land exchange in the vicinity of the Washington Navy Yard.

(10 minutes)

  1. Beyer (VA)

572

Late Revised Directs the Secretary of the Army to grant Arlington County a permanent easement as part of the southern expansion of Arlington National Cemetery for the purpose of commemorating Freedman’s Village.

(10 minutes)

  1. LaMalfa (CA)

569

Late Revised Extends the existing sunset provision currently set to expire on October 1st, 2019 to October 1st, 2020. The extension would further prohibit funds from being used by the U.S. Air Force for the removal of the Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter Radar (OTHB) station located in Modoc County, CA.

(10 minutes)

  1. Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR)

260

Revised Reduces the amount authorized for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Weapons Account to the amount in the budget request.

(10 minutes)

  1. Panetta (CA), Banks (IN), Fortenberry (NE), Fleischmann (TN), Visclosky (IN)

79

Revised Directs the Administrator for Nuclear Security to accelerate the elimination of the use of cesium chloride in blood irradiation devices. Cesium chloride represents a risk because of its potential employment in a radiological or ‘dirty bomb,’ and is no longer required due to the availability of new treatment technologies that do not create a radiological threat.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hunter (CA), Garamendi (CA)

337

Revised Contains the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, which supports and strengthens the United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, and facilitate a modern 21st century maritime transportation system.

(10 minutes)

  1. Curbelo (FL)

237

Revised Authorizes the Navy to lease surplus housing units at Naval Air Station, Key West, FL.

(10 minutes)

  1. Stefanik (NY), Moulton (MA)

512

Late Revised Requires foreign-owned media outlets based in the United States to submit a report to Congress and the FCC on the relationship of such outlet to the foreign principal, legal structure of that relationship, and funding source.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gallagher (WI)

65

Revised Adds the use of immigration programs and visas by the Chinese Communist Party to enter the United States for the purposes of political, academic, or social influence efforts to the strategy required in Section 1252.

(10 minutes)

  1. Graves, Garret (LA)

280

Revised Allows the National Guard to be reimbursed in a timely manner in response to an emergency declared under the Stafford Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Takano (CA)

3

Creates demonstration project in the Air Force for 15-20 Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

(10 minutes)

  1. Tenney (NY)

4

Provides the Secretary with the ability to open certain fitness centers, located at geographically separated units, to retirees.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lipinski (IL), Roskam (IL), Hultgren (IL), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX)

7

Revised Requires an annual report from the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside the country. This report must be submitted annually until such time as the Secretary of State determines Iran no longer provides support for terrorism.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jones (NC)

9

Renames the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.

(10 minutes)

  1. Blunt Rochester (DE)

12

Expresses a sense of Congress honoring the Dover Air Force Base and specifically the Center for Mortuary Affairs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Fitzpatrick (PA)

16

Directs the Secretary of Defense to implement a process to coordinate annual research requests between all services and offices under Department of Defense in order to maximize the benefit of each request and minimize duplication, and achieve cost savings.

(10 minutes)

  1. Fitzpatrick (PA)

18

Directs DOD to conduct a review of the foreign currency rates used at disbursement to determine whether cost-savings opportunities exist by more consistently selecting cost-effective rates

(10 minutes)

  1. Fitzpatrick (PA)

19

Directs the Secretary of Defense to raise the priority of completing DOD Directive 2310.07E in order to clarify processes and efficiencies in recovering the remains of heroes missing in action, via the POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

(10 minutes)

  1. Poe (TX)

20

Revised Directs the President to impose sanctions on two Iranian proxies in Syria and Iraq for terrorism and requires report detailing entities in which the IRGC has an ownership interest of 33 percent or greater.

(10 minutes)

  1. Carbajal (CA)

59

Encourages the Secretary of Defense to transition training manuals, emergency guidance, and other publications needed to train service members to a mobile app which would enable innovative technologies and interaction between trainees and information needed to complete training, as well provide a cost-efficient mechanism for less printing and less distribution costs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lance (NJ), Pascrell (NJ)

61

Requires each military department to carry out a program for awarding medals and other commendations to the military working dogs and/or their handlers.

(10 minutes)

  1. Foster (IL)

76

Requires an independent assessment of nuclear forensic analysis conducted by the Federal Government, and requires the President to provide to Congress a briefing on the involvement of senior-level executive branch leadership in recent and planned nuclear terrorism preparedness or response exercises.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cárdenas , Tony (CA)

82

Creates a pilot program to train members of the Armed Forces in mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques before deploying to combat zones. A report on the effect of the program on stress management and post-traumatic stress disorder.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meng (NY)

88

Requires the creation and use of exit surveys that will allow DOD to assess the reasons that attrition levels for women in the military are higher than for men at various career points.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meng (NY), Rice, Kathleen (NY), Suozzi (NY), Crowley (NY), Jeffries (NY)

89

Authorizes the Jet Noise Reduction Program within the Office of Naval Research.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meng (NY), Soto (FL)

90

Adds oversight as a responsibility of the newly formed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Policy and Oversight Council.

(10 minutes)

  1. Smith, Adam (WA), Engel (NY), Wilson (FL), Langevin (RI), Gallego (AZ)

100

Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense on Department of Defense missions, operations, and activities in Niger and the broader region.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bera (CA)

110

Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretaries of the VA, Education, and Labor, to submit a report to Congress detailing the transfer of skills into college credit or technical certifications for members of the Armed Forces leaving the military.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meadows (NC), Bustos (IL), Loebsack (IA)

113

Revised Promotes responsible leasing of DOD property by requiring the Secretary of Defense to direct the military departments to certify, prior to entering into a new lease, that there is not available DOD property which may be reconfigured to support the purpose of the proposed lease in a more cost effective manner; and, requires a breakout of annual rent plus other costs including parking costs for multiple assets associated with a single lease; and, requires GAO to submit a one-time report on the completeness of these requirements in updating the DOD’s Real Property Database (RPAD) by the DOD.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schiff (CA), Gabbard (HI), Lieu (CA)

117

Requires a report by the Secretary of Defense to Congress on the legal basis for strikes by the United States against Syrian regime targets in April 2017 and April 2018.

(10 minutes)

  1. Heck, Denny (WA)

130

Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to permit an individual to provide to a creditor as proof of military service, in order to qualify for the active service interest rate limitation, a certified letter from a commanding officer or any other appropriate indicator of military service. A creditor may use information from the Defense Manpower Database Center indicating that the individual is on active duty.

(10 minutes)

  1. Esty (CT)

134

Requires a study on the feasibility of requiring service members to apply for VA benefits prior to discharge.

(10 minutes)

  1. Krishnamoorthi (IL)

137

Requires DoD to report how many underemployed reserve members in an employment program are in a field that matches their skills and training

(10 minutes)

  1. Gabbard (HI), Thompson, Bennie (MS)

149

Includes a study to evaluate the personal protective equipment required by civil defense agencies and civilian communities located near active volcanic activity to protect against dangers such as sulfur dioxide gas and other hazards. This amendment also authorizes the transfer or excess Department of Defense personal protective equipment to state and local agencies if it is determined that the Department of Defense does not require such equipment for current or planned requirements.

(10 minutes)

  1. Crawford (AR)

151

Revised Authorizes a pilot program to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of the Army National Guard EOD soldiers in Title 32 status versus using the current Mobilization Day EOD soldiers mobilized in Title 10 status to provide this support.

(10 minutes)

  1. Crawford (AR), Mast (FL)

150

Assigns the Explosive Ordnance Disposal research, development, and acquisition program to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Castro (TX)

155

Revised Supports Department of Defense efforts to deepen multilateral cooperation on disaster response.

(10 minutes)

  1. Thornberry (TX)

167

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a joint study with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the impact wind farms have on weather radars and military operations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM), Pearce (NM)

172

Revised Requires the  Secretary of Defense to select and contract with an independent Federally Funded Research and Development Center to review, assess and prepare a report on NNSA’s strategy for the recapitalization of plutonium science and production capabilities.  It also requires Secretary of Energy to provide briefings on this strategy, and requires the Nuclear Weapons Council to provide annual certifications related to this effort.

(10 minutes)

  1. Biggs (AZ)

175

Expresses the sense of Congress on allied contributions to the common defense. Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on annual defense spending by ally and partner countries.

(10 minutes)

  1. McSally (AZ), Cramer, Kevin (ND)

177

Grants a waiver of time limitations so that the Distinguished-Service Cross can be awarded to Staff Sgt. Gallegos, a soldier from AZ who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

178

Requires Secretary of Defense to report to Congress programs and procedures employed to ensure students studying abroad through Department of Defense National Security Education Programs are trained to recognize, resist, and report against recruitment efforts by agents of foreign governments.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

187

Provides a report 220 days after enactment on the DoD’s capacity to provide survivors of natural disasters with emergency short term housing.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

188

Revised Directs that the Secretary of DoD 240 days from enactment will provide a report on the risks posed by man-made space debris in low-earth orbit, including recommendations on remediation of such risks, and outlines of plans to reduce the incident of space debris.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

190

Revised Seeks a report 180 days following enactment from the Secretary of DoD, which will include the Coast Guard, on the rate of maternity mortality rate among members of the Armed Forces and the dependents of such members.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

193

Assures that a report already required by the bill on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning will also provide information on the “Opportunities and Risks” related to advances in the area of AI and its sub discipline of machine learning. The report shall have a classified section.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cuellar (TX), Castro (TX), Doggett (TX)

202

Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to conduct a core sampling study at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to determine if any regulated or hazardous substances are present along the route of a wastewater pipeline replacement project. Requires a report on the results of the core sampling to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(10 minutes)

  1. Yarmuth (KY)

209

Revised Requires the Department of Defense to provide estimates of enduring costs funded with Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding as part of its budget submissions to Congress. This requirement is consistent with recommendations made by GAO.

(10 minutes)

  1. Maloney, Sean (NY), Gallagher (WI)

210

Revised Improves the ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces to seek state veterans services by enabling them to elect to have their DD-214 shared with county veterans service officers.

(10 minutes)

  1. Correa (CA), Soto (FL)

222

Requires the Department of Defense to conduct a study to determine how they can attract and recruit individuals from institutions of higher education, including Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific and Islander Serving Institutions with educational backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lee, Barbara (CA), Lewis, Jason (MN), Norman (SC), Welch (VT), Jones (NC)

225

Revised Instructs the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on how funds authorized for overseas contingency operations were obligated.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rohrabacher (CA)

235

Expresses a sense of congress that recognizes Dr. Shakil Afridi as an international hero and that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL), Schweikert (AZ), Polis (CO)

239

Revised Directs Department of Defense to also consider distributed ledger technologies (blockchain) when performing their review and assessment on advancements in Artificial Intelligence and associated technologies like quantum sciences and high-performance computing.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lipinski (IL), Jones (NC), Cramer, Kevin (ND)

242

Grants Purple Heart recipients, disabled veterans, Medal of Honor recipients, and their caregivers access to Department of Defense commissaries and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) facilities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lipinski (IL)

243

Revised Directs the Secretary of the Army to comply with GAO recommendations regarding armored commercial passenger-carrying vehicles in report GAO-17-513. Directs the Department of Defense to provide a briefing on the implementation of the Department of Defense Instruction O-2000.16 Volume 1.

(10 minutes)

  1. Eshoo (CA)

245

Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Army should explore all possible alternatives to the proposed conveyance of 17.1 acres and 126 existing housing units known as Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, California, including a sublease of the property to an entity that can better develop affordable housing on the property in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, to avoid displacing families currently living at Shenandoah Square.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL)

249

Permanently authorizes the Defense Exportability Feature Pilot Program, which encourages program management to design and develop technology protection features in systems during the research and development stage.

(10 minutes)

  1. Torres (CA)

265

Requires the Secretary of Defense to produce a report regarding narcotics trafficking, corruption, and illicit campaign finance in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, which shall include the names of government officials who have engaged in such acts.

(10 minutes)

  1. Wittman (VA)

268

Rectifies a clerical mistake by striking "2018" and inserting "2019" in regard to Maritime Administration authorization.

(10 minutes)

  1. Garrett (VA)

274

Inserts "foreign" before "non-state propaganda" on page 683, line 15

(10 minutes)

  1. Cicilline (RI), Lieu (CA)

284

Requires the Secretary of Defense to produce a report analyzing the effects of automation within the Defense Industrial Base over the next ten years.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cicilline (RI)

285

Requires a report on the nations, organizations, and persons against which the United States has taken military action under the authority of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

(10 minutes)

  1. Demings (FL), Stefanik (NY)

287

Ensures the Secretary of Defense and other NATO countries shall: seek opportunities to conduct more NATO naval exercises in the Baltic and Black Sea to deter Russian aggression in those regions; and conduct joint research to enhance military capabilities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cicilline (RI), Cole (OK)

290

Requires a report on the practical impact of U.S. military strikes against Syria on April 13, 2018.

(10 minutes)

  1. Yoho (FL)

291

Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a priority equipment purchase program of Department of Defense farm equipment to eligible veteran farmers.

(10 minutes)

  1. Marshall (KS)

299

Authorizes the Society of the First Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park, District of Columbia. The future additions will honor the members of the First Infantry Division who paid the ultimate sacrifice during United States operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom.

(10 minutes)

  1. Langevin (RI)

315

Recognizes the importance of Department of State political advisors (POLADs) to the Department of Defense.

(10 minutes)

  1. Langevin (RI)

318

Requires an annual report for no more than five years regarding buildings and facilities subject to exceptions to accessibility standards.

(10 minutes)

  1. Beyer (VA), Meadows (NC)

324

Revises the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process in acquisition government-wide, requiring agencies to avoid LPTA use in circumstances that would deny the benefits of cost and technical tradeoffs in the source selection process.

(10 minutes)

  1. Young, Don (AK)

333

Revised Calls for a sense of congress that the SECAF as part of the strategic basing process for the KC-46 should continue to place emphasis on and consider the benefits derived from locations outside the Continental U.S.

(10 minutes)

  1. Dunn (FL)

334

Revised Supports upgrading 34 existing F-22 Block 20 trainers to combat-ready F-22 Block 35s.

(10 minutes)

  1. Young, Don (AK)

335

Revised Calls for a business case analysis on the establishment of an active or classic association and additional primary aircraft authorizations for the 168th Air Refueling Wing.

(10 minutes)

  1. Brown (MD)

336

Amends language in Section 2362(d) of Title 10, USC, to ensure that schools which don’t receive significant DoD funding – such as HBCUs – are more competitive against MSIs that receive substantial funding.

(10 minutes)

  1. Khanna (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA)

338

Requires Secretary Defense to conduct an investigation to determine if coalition partners or United States military or intelligence personnel violated federal law or department of defense policy while conducting operations in Yemen

(10 minutes)

  1. Duncan (TN), Polis (CO), Jones (NC)

341

Calls for the Secretary of Defense to submit a report regarding awards and commendations presented to any military personnel for cost-saving ideas during the prior fiscal year and regarding how the Secretary plans to expand and streamline such awards programs for cost-saving ideas.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bacon (NE), Wilson, Joe (SC), Hartzler (MO), Panetta (CA)

345

Requires the Secretary of Defense to modify the Department of Defense Annual Reports for China, Russia and Iran to include influence operations as a matter to be included in such reports.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gottheimer (NJ), Deutch (FL), Schneider (IL)

352

Adds a remembrance of the Holocaust as part of the program to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of WWII, and directs the Secretary of Defense to consult with the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gohmert (TX)

359

Affirms the purpose and role of the military chaplancies.

(10 minutes)

  1. Bordallo (GU)

362

Provides American companies preference on Telecom Services on military bases in the United States and its territories.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

381

Revised Provides information on the security threats posed by achieving stable quantum computing capability.

(10 minutes)

  1. Arrington (TX)

392

Revised Requires a report from the Secretary of the Air Force no later than February 1, 2019 on how the OA-X light attack aircraft experiment program will support partner nation requirements in counter terrorism operations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Nolan (MN)

401

Expresses the sense of Congress that a strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to the national security of the United States.

(10 minutes)

  1. Davidson (OH)

409

Adds an additional section on describing criteria and methodology used for determining military hospital downsizing and closures to a reporting requirement contained in the underlying bill.

(10 minutes)

  1. Loebsack (IA), Jones (NC), Bustos (IL)

410

Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an assessment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as Maintenance and Manufacturing (STEM) workforce for organizations within the DOD, identify the types and quantities of STEM jobs needed to support future mission work, and identify a plan of action to address the STEM jobs gap.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schneider (IL), Blum (IA)

419

Authorizes the Boots to Business program which helps transitioning service members and veterans become entrepreneurs and create jobs through a standardized three-step entrepreneurship training track while giving access to resources in their local communities. This program currently runs as a collaboration between the Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development and the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Crawford (AR), Mast (FL)

420

Provides the sense of Congress on why there is a need for a military explosive ordnance disposal intelligence program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Evans (PA)

423

Provides grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, and subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specified small businesses, organizations, state governments, universities, companies, and other entities that assist smaller enterprises.

(10 minutes)

  1. Frankel (FL), Speier (CA), Poe (TX), Keating (MA)

429

Revised Authorizes appropriations for research on women’s contributions to security at the National Defense University Institute for National Security Studies.

(10 minutes)

  1. Raskin (MD), Jones (NC)

433

Authorizes $5 million to advance the development of canine freeze-dried plasma.

(10 minutes)

  1. Frankel (FL), Poe (TX), Keating (MA), Speier (CA)

444

Amends the FY18 NDAA requirement for the President to develop a national strategy for countering violent extremism to require the President’s analysis to account for the unique factors that lead women to act as preventers or supporters of violent extremism, and the ways in which women are targeted as victims of violent extremism.

(10 minutes)

  1. Coffman (CO)

445

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to develop a briefing detailing the costs, risks, and operational benefits of leveraging commercial satellite servicing capabilities for national security satellite systems.

(10 minutes)

  1. Shea-Porter (NH)

458

Report on DoD security cooperation programs and activities in certain foreign countries, to include lessons learned and best practices with respect to DoD security cooperation programs and recommendations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Sinema (AZ), Fitzpatrick (PA), Budd (NC)

469

Revised Directs the Secretaries of Defense, State, and Treasury, in coordination with appropriate federal officials, to report to Congress on the current funding mechanisms used by Islamic State and affiliated entities; the most likely future financing mechanisms available to Islamic State and affiliated entities; and US efforts to deny access to such funding mechanisms.

(10 minutes)

  1. Sinema (AZ)

471

Expresses a sense of Congress that wildfires endanger national security and directs DOD to issue a report on wildfire suppression capabilities within the active and reserve components of the Armed Forces, including the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Program, and interagency cooperation with the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior.

(10 minutes)

  1. Sinema (AZ), Hollingsworth (IN)

472

Ensures that the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) helps servicemembers obtain sufficient financial literacy to effectively leverage conferred benefits and opportunities for employment, education, vocational training, and entrepreneurship by requiring the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on actions the Secretary intends to take to effectively incorporate financial literacy as part of the TAP.

(10 minutes)

  1. Newhouse (WA)

488

Extends the authorization for the Office of River Protection through 2024.

(10 minutes)

  1. Graves, Garret (LA)

491

Gives the Secretary of the respective branch of the military the ability to award the Vietnam Service Medal to participants of Operation End Sweep.

(10 minutes)

  1. Schrader (OR), Welch (VT), Blum (IA), Blumenauer (OR), Norman (SC), Rooney, Francis (FL)

506

Late Requires DOD to report to Congress on ways they are finding and implementing savings laid out by the 2015 Defense Business Board report and for alternative recommendations to achieve cost-savings.

(10 minutes)

  1. Stefanik (NY), McEachin (VA)

511

Late Revised Modifies federal hiring authority to make it easier to hire military spouses.

(10 minutes)

  1. Thornberry (TX)

514

Late Revised Specifies the grade of officers serving as Attending Physician to the Congress and the grade of Chiefs of Chaplains.

(10 minutes)

  1. Stefanik (NY), Langevin (RI)

516

Late Revised Establishes a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to conduct a comprehensive and national-level review of advances in AI, machine learning, and associated technologies and make near-term, actionable recommendations to address our national security needs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Taylor (VA)

518

Late Revised Allows Defense Access Road program funds to be utilized to conduct construction and maintenance on highways affected by recurrent flooding and sea level rise.

(10 minutes)

  1. Thornberry (TX)

535

Late Expresses a sense of Congress that design, manufacturing, and repair of the technology in unmanned ground vehicles is critical to national security.

(10 minutes)

  1. Palmer (AL)

540

Late Revised Requires a briefing by the Secretary of the Air Force on the need for additional recruitment measures for Space related career fields.

(10 minutes)

  1. Kelly (PA)

543

Late Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty and implementing legislation for the Treaty has been enacted into law.

(10 minutes)

  1. Nolan (MN)

548

Late Revised Clarifies and makes certain specifications for the troop reporting requirement and the use of waivers.

(10 minutes)

  1. Johnson, Sam (TX)

549

Late Commissions a study to ascertain the impact of Medicare premiums on veterans on Social Security Disability Insurance returning to work.

(10 minutes)

  1. Barr (KY)

550

Late Authorizes the establishment of up to 100 new JROTC units in low-income and rural areas and strengthens the JROTC program to promote military readiness.

(10 minutes)

  1. Carbajal (CA)

551

Late Changes “Management” on page 230 and page 231 to “Medical”.

(10 minutes)

  1. Reed (NY)

557

Late Directs the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy to submit a report to Congress on the impacts to our national defense and manufacturing base resulting from a potential relocation of production of steam turbines for aircraft carriers and submarines.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hastings, Alcee (FL)

564

Late Revised Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish a joint Military Transition Outreach Pilot Program for contacting service-members within 30-90 days post-separation and/or retirement from active duty.

(10 minutes)

  1. Foster (IL)

565

Late Revised Requires a report on the status of the countermeasures test program. The report shall include an evaluation and response to the 2010 JASON report titled “MDA Discrimination.”

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

573

Late Seeks an assessment, from the Secretary of Defense, of the strategies that may be used to reduce the security threat posed by active shooter incidents at public elementary schools and secondary schools located on the grounds of Federal military installations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Flores (TX)

574

Late Expresses the sense of congress that the Air Force should consider long-term university partnerships, similar to arrangements in the Army and Navy, to conduct research as well as science and engineering education for next-generation hypersonics capabilities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Cramer, Kevin (ND), Schiff (CA), Ratcliffe (TX), Hice, Jody (GA)

32

Directs the SECDEF to include the names of the seventy-four crew of the USS Frank E. Evans killed on June 3, 1969 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

(10 minutes)

  1. Foster (IL)

566

Late Revised Requires a report on costs relating to ballistic, cruise, and hypersonic defenses of the United States.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hartzler (MO), Garamendi (CA), Hanabusa (HI), Rosen (NV), Dunn (FL), Scott, Austin (GA)

74

Expands DOD's authority to interdict unmanned aircraft systems at mobility airlift and training installations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lujan (NM)

171

Revised Creates a manufacturing engineering education program to provide advanced manufacturing training to support the missions for the DOE National Security Laboratories and the NNSA sites

(10 minutes)

  1. McClintock (CA)

577

Late Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to retain fees for medical services provided in units of the National Park System.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rohrabacher (CA)

234

Revised Requires a report on the potential strategic benefits from security cooperation with the government of Eritrea.

(10 minutes)

  1. Shea-Porter (NH)

461

Revised States that before and during security sector assistance (SSA) missions, DoD reports to the congressional defense committees assessing US and host nation-shared SSA objectives; evaluating host nation’s political, social, economic, diplomatic, and historical context that may impair or inhibit the effectiveness of SSA; assessing the sustainability of support provided to foreign countries participating in SSA; and describing measures taken to ensure foreign countries participating in SSA do not become dependent on the SSA the United States provides.

(10 minutes)

  1. Ferguson (GA)

309

Revised Ensures competition in the commercial e-commerce portal procurement program to foster a marketplace that provides the best products at the best prices.

(10 minutes)