H. Res. 996: H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 [Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019]

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-2 on Monday, July 16, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 229-184 AFTER ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-183 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Cole

115th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H. RES. 996

Report No. 115-830

 

H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 [Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019)

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
  4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-81 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended for failure to comply with clause 2 or clause 5(a) of rule XXI, except beginning with the colon on page 251, line 5, through "2012" on page 251, line 8.
  6. Provides that where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, a point of order may only be raised against the exposed provision and not the entire paragraph.
  7. 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

 

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 consideration of the bill (H.R. 6147) making app1·opriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. An amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-81 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as the 01·iginal bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. Points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 or clause 5(a) of rule XXI are waived except as follows: beginning with the colon on page 251, line 5, through "2012" on page 251, line 8. Where points of order are waived against part of a paragraph, points of order against a provision in another part of such paragraph may be made only against such provision and not against the entire paragraph. 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 pro forma amendments described in section 2 of this resolution. Each further amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules shall be conside1·ed 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, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, shall not be subject to amendment except as provided by section 2 of this resolution, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such further amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, 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. 2. During consideration of H.R. 6147 for amendment, the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 proforma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

DIVISION A (INTERIOR)

Sponsor

#

Description

Debate Time

  1. Biggs (AZ)

#129

Late Revised Transfers funds from the BLM Land acquisition account to the NPS Parks Maintenance Backlog.

(10 minutes)

  1. Kustoff (TN), Comer (KY)

#151

Late Revised Reduces and increases by $5,000,000 the amount of funding appropriated to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Agency Resource Management Program for controlling Invasive Asian Carp in the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins and preventing them from entering and establishing in the inland river systems of Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL)

#84

Increases funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System by $500,000 for the Wildlife and Habitat Management of invasive species.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lance (NJ), Gottheimer (NJ)

#87

Revised Increases funding for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program by $1 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Courtney (CT), Larson, John (CT), Neal (MA), Esty (CT), DeLauro (CT), Himes (CT), McGovern (MA)

#105

Designates $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System for the New England Scenic Trail.

(10 minutes)

  1. Blumenauer (OR), Turner (OH), Heck, Denny (WA), Courtney (CT), Smith, Adam (WA), Katko (NY), Keating (MA)

#50

Increases the Historic Preservation Fund by $5 million to restore level funding with FY 2018.

(10 minutes)

  1. Sewell (AL)

#89

Increases funding for competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of the Civil Rights Movement by $2,500,000, and reduces departmental operations for the Office of the Secretary of Interior by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#164

Late Increases by $500,000 the amount of funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund to be used for competitive grants for the survey and nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks associated with communities currently under-represented.

(10 minutes)

  1. Clyburn (SC), Adams (NC), Sewell (AL)

#18

Increases funding by $2 million for Historic Preservation Fund grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#165

Late States that of the funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund, increase by $1,000,000 those funds allocated for grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Poe (TX), Olson (TX)

#131

Late Reduces by $20,000,000 and then increases by the same amount the National Recreation and Preservation account with intent to use the funds for the National Maritime Heritage grant program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Dingell (MI), Moolenaar (MI)

#75

Revised Increases USGS funding by $250,000 for fisheries assessment to continue and expand advanced technologies research in the Ecosystem Fisheries Program in accordance with Congressional direction that mission areas and accounts would be maintained at the enacted level.

(10 minutes)

  1. Courtney (CT), Larson, John (CT)

#103

Provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a map showing pyrrhotite occurrences across the United States.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hanabusa (HI), Gabbard (HI), Young, Don (AK)

#39

Revised Increases the USGS Surveys, Investigations and Research account by $4,798,500, intended to be used for the Volcano Hazards Program to ameliorate impacts caused by volcanic eruptions.

(10 minutes)

  1. Kildee (MI), Walberg (MI)

#9

Revised Increases funding to USGS to eradicate grass carp by $1 million. Reduces funding from the Office of the Interior Secretary by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. Johnson (OH), Griffith (VA)

#94

Revised Provides for a balanced distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account.

(10 minutes)

  1. Johnson (OH), Griffith (VA)

#92

Restores the number of Appalachian states eligible for grants for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands to be used for economic and community development from 3 to 6.

(10 minutes)

  1. O’Halleran (AZ)

#20

Reduces and increases by $36,000,000 the amount of funding appropriated to the Bureau of Indian Affairs construction account for public safety and justice facility construction.

(10 minutes)

  1. O'Halleran (AZ)

#19

Reduces Interior operations funds and increase BIA construction funds by 10 million dollars.

(10 minutes)

  1. Plaskett, (VI), Bordallo (GU)

#69

Strengthens necessary support for insular territories of the United States (to equal Senate levels).

(10 minutes)

  1. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#16

Boosts funding for the Smithsonian by $500,000 to better support efforts, including the creation of temporary or permanent exhibits, that better tell and increase understanding and education about the history, voices, and narratives of underrepresented communities, including African-Americans and tribal communities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Welch (VT), Stefanik (NY)

#123

Revised Increases funding for the Lake Champlain Basin Program by $4 million to the FY18 enacted level. Decreases the Office of the Secretary of Interior account by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. Vargas (CA), Davis, Susan (CA), Peters, Scott (CA)

#59

Increases funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program by $5 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Esty (CT), McKinley (WV)

#82

Revised Helps cities and towns clean up brownfield sites in their local communities by increasing funding to “brownfields projects” within the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) by $7 million by pulling $7 million from the Office of the Secretary.

(10 minutes)

  1. Grijalva (AZ)

#96

Increases the budget for the Department of the Interior Inspector General’s Office by $2.5 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Denham (CA)

#153

Late Increases the WIFIA administrative expenses account by $2 million and decreases the DOI Office of the Secretary account by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. O'Halleran (AZ)

#21

Revised Moves $3,000,000 from the Office of the Special Trustee to the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation.

(10 minutes)

  1. Heck, Denny (WA)

#91

Directs EPA to fund the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey.

(10 minutes)

  1. Adams (NC)

#121

Revised Decreases and then increases the EPA Environmental Programs and Management account fund by $742,000. This increase is to emphasize the need for greater funding for the Environmental Justice program area within the account.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL)

#72

Increases funding for the National Estuary Program by $468,000.

(10 minutes)

  1. Langevin (RI), Cicilline (RI), Keating (MA), Kennedy (MA)

#31

Revised Provides funding for the Southern New England Estuaries Program under EPA Geographic Programs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jayapal (WA), McEachin (VA), Ruiz (CA), Barragán, (CA)

#54

Reduces then adds back $12 million to EPA’s Superfund account to underscore the importance of Superfund enforcement.

(10 minutes)

  1. Palmer (AL)

#65

Eliminates funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and sends the savings to the spending reduction account.

(10 minutes)

  1. LaMalfa (CA)

#135

Late Revised Increases funding to the National Forest System account for purposes of eradicating, enforcing, and remediating illegal marijuana grow operations on National Forest System land.

(10 minutes)

  1. Welch (VT)

#122

Revised Increases and decreases the State and Private Forestry Account account by $5 million to indicate that the amount should be used to help mitigate the spread of and the Emerald Ash Borer.

(10 minutes)

  1. Polis (CO), Ruiz (CA), King, Peter (NY), Renacci (OH)

#108

Increases state and forestry private account by $2 million to add funding for Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program, and decreases Wildland Fire Management account by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. Polis (CO), Carbajal (CA)

#107

Increases funds for hazardous fuels management activities by $10 million, decreases funds provided for forest products by the same amount.

(10 minutes)

  1. Biggs (AZ)

#111

Transfers funds from the Forest Service land acquisition account to the spending reduction account.

(10 minutes)

  1. Grothman (WI)

#169

Late Reduces funding for the National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities by 15 percent.

(10 minutes)

  1. Beyer (VA)

#26

Strikes section 430, which allows a loophole in Federal water quality permitting requirements for pollution discharges.

(10 minutes)

  1. Beyer (VA), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

#25

Strikes section 431, which repeals the Clean Water Rule

(10 minutes)

  1. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#34

Bars the use of funds to reorganize or eliminate the Great Lakes Advisory Board.

(10 minutes)

  1. Mullin, Markwayne (OK), Perry (PA)

#138

Late Prohibits the use of funds for enforcing the Obama Administration's EPA Methane Rule.

(10 minutes)

  1. Mullin, Markwayne (OK), Gohmert (TX), Gosar (AZ), Perry (PA), Gianforte (MT)

#139

Late Prohibits funds from implementing the Social Cost of Carbon rule.

(10 minutes)

  1. Moore, Gwen (WI)

#17

Revised Maintains FY 2018 funding for an authorized program to address lead in drinking water.

(10 minutes)

  1. McMorris Rodgers (WA), Newhouse (WA)

#14

Limits funding for the implementation of Washington State's revised water quality standard.

(10 minutes)

  1. Loudermilk (GA), Griffith (VA)

#2

Revised Prohibits funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lamborn (CO)

#70

Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse under the Endangered Species Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lamborn (CO)

#68

Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

(10 minutes)

  1. Goodlatte (VA), Thompson, Glenn (PA), Shuster (PA), Perry (PA)

#5

Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described “backstop” actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.

(10 minutes)

  1. Gallego (AZ)

#134

Late Ensures none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Byrne (AL), Babin (TX), Higgins, Clay (LA), Palazzo (MS), Scalise (LA), Abraham (LA), Graves, Garret (LA)

#110

Revised Prevents the re-purposing of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds.

(10 minutes)

  1. Burgess (TX)

#157

Late Places a funding limitation on the EPA's ability to utilize the Title 42 special pay authority.

(10 minutes)

  1. Blackburn (TN)

#168

Late Reduces discretionary budget authority by one percent for Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies.

(10 minutes)

  1. Emmer (MN), Nolan (MN)

#71

Prohibits funding from being used to implement a January 13, 2017 effort by the U.S. Department of Interior and Agriculture to restrict all leasing, exploration, and potential development of approximately 234,328 acres of federal land in Northeast Minnesota.

(10 minutes)

  1. Grothman (WI)

#143

Late Prohibits funds made available by this Act to be used to implement or enforce the EPA’s ground level ozone rule.

(10 minutes)

  1. Connolly (VA), Price, David (NC)

#29

Prohibits funds from being used to change or modify the 2015 federal coal ash rule (80 Fed. Reg. 21301 (April 17, 2015).

(10 minutes)

  1. Young, Don (AK)

#10

Prevents funds from being used to change existing placer mining plan of operations with regard to reclamation activities.

(10 minutes)

  1. Perry (PA)

#149

Late Prohibits the EPA from using funds to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Pearce (NM)

#117

Prevents funds from being used to treat the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse as an endangered species.

(10 minutes)

  1. Palmer (AL)

#64

Ensures that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division.

(10 minutes)

  1. Pearce (NM), Marshall (KS)

#118

Revised Prevents funds from being used to carry out any rule-making on the status of the Lesser Prairie Chicken

(10 minutes)

  1. Gosar (AZ)

#173

Late Supports recreational shooting, K-12 education and responsible energy development by prohibiting funds for the Ironwood Forest National Monument that was unilaterally designated under the Antiquities Act.

(10 minutes)

  1. Posey (FL)

#178

Late No funds will be made available in contravention of Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.101(a) with respect to aviation helmets.

(10 minutes)

  1. Denham (CA)

#60

Revised Prevent's federal funds from being used to implement the State of California's Bay-Delta Plan.

(10 minutes)

  1. Abraham (LA), Westerman (AR), Crawford (AR), Harris (MD)

#35

Revised Prevents the enforcement of limitations or prohibitions on the use of genetically modified crops in commercial agricultural operations conducted on National Wildlife Refuges

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#155

Late Revised Prohibits the use of funds to eliminate or restrict programs aimed at reforestation of urban areas.

(10 minutes)

  1. Jackson Lee (TX)

#154

Late Revised Prohibits funds to be used to limit outreach programs administered by the Smithsonian Institution.

(10 minutes)

  1. Hice, Jody (GA)

#163

Late Revised States that no funds should be made available for Environmental Justice Small Grants issued by the Office of Environmental Justice.

(10 minutes)

  1. Smith, Jason (MO), Gianforte (MT)

#3

Prevents the payment of attorney's fees as part of any settlement the Federal Government enters into under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

(10 minutes)

 

DIVISION B (FINANCIAL SERVICES & GENERAL GOVERNMENT)

  1. Larson, John (CT), Courtney (CT)

#58

Provides funding within the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Office ($100,000 from the proposed $208,751,000) towards a study, led by Treasury with the participation of relevant regulators, to examine the financial impact of the mineral pyrrhotite in concrete home foundations. The study should provide recommendations on regulatory and legislative actions needed to help mitigate impact on banks, mortgage lenders, tax revenues, and homeowners.

(10 minutes)

  1. Young, Don (AK), Moore, Gwen (WI), Hanabusa (HI), Gabbard (HI)

#9

Revised Increases funding for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Account by $2 million and allocates the increase to the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. Offsets the increase by decreasing funding for GSA rental space by $2 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Lujan Grisham (NM)

#12

Increases funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) by $5 million. Decreases the General Services Administration Federal Buildings Fund by $5 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Palazzo (MS), Krishnamoorthi (IL)

#15

Designates a 25m increase to CDFI programs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL)

#51

Increases funding for Tax Counseling for the Elderly by $1 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Soto (FL)

#53

Increases funding for the IRS’s identify theft and refund fraud casework program by $500,000.

(10 minutes)

  1. Carbajal (CA)

#64

Strikes Section 125, which prevents the IRS from issuing guidance to more clearly define political activity for 501(c)(4) organizations.

(10 minutes)

  1. Kustoff (TN), Comstock (VA), McKinley (WV)

#54

Revised Increases funding to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program by $5 million and reduces the General Services Administration's rental of space allocation by $5 million.

(10 minutes)

  1. Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Knight (CA), Fitzpatrick (PA), Bacon (NE)

#59

Reduces funding for Small Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $1 million, and increases it by the same amount, with $600,000 of the increase intended for the Women’s Business Centers program and $400,000 intended for Veterans Outreach programs.

(10 minutes)

  1. Polis (CO)

#73

Late Provides funding for the SBA to do technical assistance, training and education about the 7(a)(15) employee-ownership loan guarantee program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Capuano (MA)

#35

Strikes Section 628 which prohibits the SEC from promulgating a political spending disclosure rule.

(10 minutes)

  1. Zeldin (NY), DeLauro (CT), Rice, Kathleen (NY), Courtney (CT), Suozzi (NY), Faso (NY)

#21

Prohibits funds from being used by the GSA to market or sell Plum Island, NY.

(10 minutes)

  1. Palmer (AL), Walker (NC), Meadows (NC)

#40

Revised Prohibits funds from being used to carry out the District of Columbia’s Health Insurance Requirement Amendment Act of 2018.

(10 minutes)

  1. Meadows (NC)

#25

Prohibits Federal Funds from being used by the Office of Personnel Management to administer the Multi-State Plan program.

(10 minutes)

  1. Rothfus (PA)

#69

Late Revised Prohibits the funds from being used to seize property as a means of enforcing the liability provisions of the District of Columbia individual mandate.

(10 minutes)

  1. Blackburn (TN)

#84

Late Revised Reduces discretionary budget authority by one percent for Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for Financial Services and General Government-related agencies.

(10 minutes)

  1. McHenry (NC)

#76

Late Revised Prohibits any taxpayer funds from going to support the Post Service's efforts to (1) expand or enhance financial services products, or (2) carry out any pilot programs or task forces pursuant to that end.

(10 minutes)