H.Res. 806: H.R. 5122 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A VOICE VOTE, on Tuesday May 9, 2006. 
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 351-70, on Wednesday May 10, 2006.

MANAGERS: COLE/MATSUI

109th Congress
2nd Session

H.RES. 806

[Report No. 109-459]

 

 

H.R. 5122 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled between 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 and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

7. Provides that the amendments printed in the report accompanying the resolution 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report.

9. Provides that, after disposition of the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except by a subsequent order of the House.

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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. 5122) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2007, 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. 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. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, 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. 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 in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. After disposition of the amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion. No further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

 

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SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

1.) Hunter (CA) #86
(REVISED) Manager's Amendment. Adds a section to add $4M for Call for Fire Trainer/Joint fires and Effects Trainer with an offset of $4M from Joint Tactical Radio System.  Adds a section to add $6M to the Air Force Science Engineering Lab Data Integration with and offset of $6M from Information and Communications Technology PE 062301E.  Adds an exception for the Non-Line of Sight Cannon System from the requirement in section 346 subsection (c). Adds a section requiring the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on means to improve retention of members of the special operations forces.  Strikes and replaces Section 662 requiring the Secretary of Defense to conduct a pilot project for disabled persons accessible golf carts at military golf courses.  Incorporates a technical correction to the TRICARE effective dates in section 704 and 709 of the bill.  Adds section conveying Army Reserve Center land in Allison Park, PA, to the local school district. Strikes sections 2853, 2854, 2855. . (10 minutes)

2.) Andrews (NJ) #77
Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an epidemiological study to determine whether any human populations have been affected by military munitions ocean disposal sites. (10 minutes)

3.) Davis (CA)/Harman (CA)/Sanchez, Loretta (CA) #46
Lifts the current ban on privately funded abortions at U.S. military facilities overseas. (20 minutes)

4.) Jackson-Lee (TX) #50
(REVISED) Clarifies the factors that must be taken into consideration when recalling a reservist to service to include the frequency of assignment over the duration of a reservist's career. (10 minutes)

5.) Tanner (TN) #13
Expresses a Sense of Congress that the Army should continue to evaluate and consider the potential benefits of converting to six-month deployments for members of the Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserves in connection with service in Iraq and Afghanistan, including potential impacts on the reduced deployment periods on soldier morale, recruiting and retention, readiness, and military operations. Requires the Secretary of the Army to submit a report to Congress containing: 1) The results of any studies conducted on soldiers and families regarding reduced deployment periods in Iraq and Afghanistan; 2) The Army's potential plans for the implementation of such reduced deployment periods; and 3) A discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with implementation of such reduced deployment times. (10 minutes)

6.) Franks (AZ) #27
Makes certain findings concerning humanitarian support for Iraqi children in urgent need of medical care. Authorizes, within the amount provided in section 301 for Operation and Maintenance, $1 million for DoD support of the Peace Through Health Care Initiative, and reduces by $1 million the amount provided for Budget Activity 4.(10 minutes)

7.)Simmons (CT)/Davis, Tom (VA) #81
Prevents DoD from revoking expired security clearances from defense contractors until an investigation moratorium and backlog is eliminated. Does not change the security clearance investigation process or prevent the department from revoking security clearances for national security purposes. (10 minutes)

8.) Gutknecht (MN)/Kline (MN)/Peterson (MN)/Ramstad (MN)/Oberstar (MN)/McCollum (MN)/Kennedy (MN)/Sabo (MN) #28
Sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Army should promptly correct the pay inequity in its assignment incentive pay system. Depending on method of call to active duty, some Guardsmen and Reservists serving in the same unit in Iraq and Afghanistan will be eligible for assignment incentive pay ($1,000 extra per month) after reaching 730 days on active duty, while others will not. The Army must submit to Congress within 30 days after enactment a report specifying how many soldiers, both active and reserve, were affected by this pay disparity and proposed remedies or courses of action to correct the inequity. (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS

1.)Hunter (CA) #86

2.)Andrews (NJ) #77

3.)Davis (CA)/Harman (CA)/Sanchez, Loretta (CA) #46

4.)Jackson-Lee (TX) #50

5.)Tanner (TN) #13

6.)Franks (AZ) #27

7.)Simmons (CT)/Davis, Tom (VA) #81

8.)Gutknecht (MN)/Kline (MN)/Peterson (MN)/Ramstad (MN)/Oberstar (MN)/McCollum (MN)/Kennedy (MN)/Sabo (MN) #28