H.R. 4546 - Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, May 8, 2002.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED 216-200 on Thursday, May 9, 2002,
AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION 215-202.
MANAGERS: MYRICK/FROST
107th Congress
2nd Session

H. RES. 415
[Report No. 107-450]

H.R. 4546 ? Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

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

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

6. Provides that no amendment 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 the resolution.

7. Provides that except as specified in section 4 of the resolution, each amendment printed in the report 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, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

8. Provides that unless otherwise specified in the report, each amendment shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment, except as specified in the report and except that the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending amendment.

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

10. Provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc, consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report, not earlier disposed of, or germane modifications of any such amendment.

11. Provides that amendments en bloc offered pursuant to section 3 shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

12. Provides that for the purpose of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken.

13. Provides that 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.

14. Provides that the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of any amendment in the report out of the order printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

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

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4546) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2003 for military activities of the Department of Defense, and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2003, 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 chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule.

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

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

(c) Except as specified in section 4 of this resolution, 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, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. Unless otherwise specified in the report, each amendment printed in the report shall be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent and shall not be subject to amendment (except as specified in the report and except that the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services each may offer one pro forma amendment for the purpose of further debate on any pending amendment).

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

Sec. 3. It shall be in order at any time for the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules not earlier disposed of or germane modifications of any such amendment. Amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read (except that modifications shall be reported), shall be debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. For the purpose of inclusion in such amendments en bloc, an amendment printed in the form of a motion to strike may be modified to the form of a germane perfecting amendment to the text originally proposed to be stricken. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en bloc.

Sec. 4. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may recognize for consideration of any amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules out of the order printed, but not sooner than one hour after the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services or a designee announces from the floor a request to that effect.

Sec. 5. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


PART A - SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Weldon (PA) - States that it is the policy of the U.S. to pursue greater cooperation, transparency, and confidence with the Russian Federation regarding a variety of nuclear weapons-related matters through engagement. The amendment specifies the conditions under which the current ban on designing and developing low-yield nuclear weapons is automatically repealed. (20 minutes)

Tauscher - Requires the Secretary of Energy to report to Congress on options for reaching the level of operationally deployed nuclear warheads at 1,700 to 2,200 outlined in the Nuclear Posture Review, in 2006, 2008, and 2010. (10 minutes)

Markey - Permanently prohibits the use of funds to develop, test or engineer a nuclear earth penetrator weapon and prohibits FY 2003 funds for a feasibility study of a nuclear earth penetrator weapon. (20 minutes)

Tierney - Provides that no funds for FY 2003 for the Department of Defense may be used for space-based national missile defense programs. (20 minutes)

Spratt - Adds funding for two programs needed to meet here-and-now threats and $65 million for PAC-3 and $70 million for the Israeli Arrow system to be offset by cutting three BMD programs. (20 minutes)

Hunter - Substitute Amendment for the Spratt Amendment. Transfers funds within the Missile Defense Agency to increase funds for PAC-3 missile procurement and the Arrow program. (10 minutes)

Sanchez - Restores equal access to health services at overseas military hospitals to servicemen and women and their dependents stationed overseas, by limiting the restriction of the use of DoD medical facilities to perform abortions to facilities in the U.S. (20 minutes)

Goode - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Armed Forces to assist the INS or the U.S. Customs Service at the request of the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Treasury. (20 minutes)

Paul - Prohibits funds made available by these authorizations of appropriations from being used to assist, cooperate with, or provide any support to the International Criminal Court. (20 minutes)

PART B - SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Bereuter - Authorizes the National Guard to use its appropriated funds to cover the costs of conducting and participating in athletic events relevant to military duties or military physical fitness requirements (i.e. marathons and small arms competitions) and authorizes the use of funds appropriated to cover the costs incurred by the National Guard members as they train for and participate in those athletic events. (10 minutes)

Culberson - Codifies the Department of Defense directive that DNA samples contained in the Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains can be used for law enforcement purposes with a court order to investigate or prosecute a felony, or sexual offense. (10 minutes)

Davis, Jo Ann - Commends the crews of the aircraft carriers who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and the homeland defense mission and expresses the sense of the Congress that the carrier force level, as outlined in the Quadrennial Defense Review should not fall below twelve active carriers. (10 minutes)

Farr - Establishes a National Foreign Language Skills Registry of qualified linguists who would volunteer their foreign language skills, translation and interpretation to the DoD and other agencies in times of national emergency. (10 minutes)

Hefley - Clarifies that the Navy?s base contract for information technology services may be extended to seven years, but allows for the contract to have a longer duration if options are exercised. (10 minutes)

Issa - Allows the Secretary of Defense to exchange property at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, which was closed in 1996, for base housing construction at Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, located in Southern California. (10 minutes)

Manzullo - Holds harmless the funding level for all Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in case the appropriations later this year do not match the authorized level. (10 minutes)

Ortiz - Prohibits the acquisition of T-5 tankers for the Navy unless the acquisition is authorized in a defense authorization act. (10 minutes)

Pallone - Transfers proceeds from the sale of military family housing assets at Ft. Monmouth, NJ back to the Fort after the sale to build replacement Family Housing Units and to rehabilitate existing family housing on Ft. Monmouth. (10 minutes)

Saxton - Requires that the Secretary of Defense review the effects of single source contracting in the awards process as related to ship combat technology and industrial base. The review will result in a report submitted to Congress no later than March 31, 2003. (10 minutes)

Schrock - Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to carry out not more than three pilot projects under military housing privatization authorities to use the private sector for the acquisition or construction of military unaccompanied housing in the U.S., including any territory or possession of the U.S. The authority would expire September 30, 2007. (10 minutes)

Smith (NJ) - Strengthens and expands health care resources sharing between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs by establishing incentives and pilot programs for health care and graduate medical education. The amendment also establishes an interagency committee to plan, facilitate and improve sharing efforts between the two Departments. (10 minutes)

Snyder - Amends Section 2605 of Title 10 to provide authority to the Secretary of Defense to accept gifts for the National Defense University. (10 minutes)

Spratt - Gives the Secretary of Defense the discretion to impose stricter standards of accounting expertise for certain DoD financial positions. These new standards will not apply retroactively to current DoD personnel. (10 minutes)

Stump - Corrects the description under F-16 modifications regarding targeting pods for the Air Force Reserve Command to clarify that $14.4 million is to be made available for 36 Litening II modernization kits for the F-16 block 25 and block 30 aircraft, rather than to procure 8 Litening AT pods for those aircraft and corrects the bill?s language on impact aid to reflect the original intent of the provision and make it consistent with other parts of the bill and report. (10 minutes)

Tiahrt - Requires that future regular reporting requirements imposed on the DoD would have a sunset provision of five years after enactment. (10 minutes)

PART A - TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER (.pdf)


PART B - TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER (.pdf)