H.Res. 735: H.R. 4909 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 3-9 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 230-175 on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

MANAGERS: McGovern/Byrne 

114th Congress

2nd Session

Rule

H.RES. 735

Report No. 114-571

 

H.R. 4909 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

  1. Structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 4909.
  2. Provides no further general debate.
  3. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the 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.
  4. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule.
  5. Section 3 provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
  6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

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. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 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.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor

#

 

Description

Debate Time

1

Buck (CO)

245

 

Revised Requires the DOD to evaluate the cost of different types of energy and purchase the most cost effective option available.

10 minutes

2

Fleming (LA), Bridenstine (OK), McClintock (CA)

87

 

Prohibits funds for Executive Orders 13653 and 13693 that require DOD to meet certain green energy mandates and to incorporate climate change reviews within DOD operations, acquisition, and planning.

10 minutes

3

Pearce (NM)

30

 

Revised Transfers, in accordance with BRAC 1988, specified lands of the former Fort Wingate Depot Activity in McKinley County, New Mexico to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust for the Zuni Tribe and the Navajo Nation.

10 minutes

4

Schweikert (AZ)

48

 

Revised Directs that the Secretary of Defense may coordinate unmanned Aerial System training missions along our southern border in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s counter narcotic trafficking efforts.

10 minutes

5

Lee, Barbara (CA)

81

 

Repeals the 2001 AUMF after 90 days of enactment of this Act.

10 minutes

6

Polis (CO), Lee, Barbara (CA)

189

 

Reduces the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account.

10 minutes

7

Ellison (MN)

199

 

Strikes language that calls on the President to expand the scope of the mission in Afghanistan.

10 minutes

8

DeSantis (FL)

97

 

Revised Prohibits funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2017 for the Department of Defense may be used for any bilateral military-to-military contact, cooperation, or related security conferences between the Governments of the United States and Cuba until the Secretary of Defense Cuba until the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, certify to the appropriate congressional committees and Congress convincing assurances that the anti-American posture of the Castro regime has undergone a material change.

10 minutes

9

Ellison (MN), Lee, Barbara (CA), Schrader (OR), Jones (NC)

200

 

Revised Reduces funding for base budget procurement items from Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds to $1,287,871,000, in accordance with the President’s request. $9,440,300,000 is transferred to OCO Operations & Maintenance fund in order to fund operations overseas, with $26 million designated for suicide prevention.

10 minutes

10

Lummis (WY), Zinke (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Rogers, Mike (AL)

301

 

Prevents changes to the alert status or unilateral reduction in the quantity of deployed intercontinental ballistic missile forces. Requires a report on the ability of the Air Force to ensure that the ICBM force is capable of deploying multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) on Minuteman III ICBM's.

10 minutes

11

Lamborn (CO), Graves (MO)

134

 

Strikes conditions on recognizing the National World War II Aviation Museum.

10 minutes

12

Sanford (SC)

331

 

Late Requires the Government Accountability Office to study the Maritime Security Fleet

10 minutes

13

Davis, Susan (CA)

92

 

Allows dual military couples who adopt to split 36 days of leave according to family needs.

10 minutes

14

DeSantis (FL), Zinke (MT)

99

 

Creates a career military justice litigation track for United States Army & Air Force JAGs similar to what currently exists for United States Navy JAGs.

10 minutes

15

Costello (PA), Sinema (AZ), Coffman (CO)

218

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to report to Congress on extending student loan protections for active duty borrowers under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act.

10 minutes

16

Hastings, Alcee (FL)

24

 

Revised Excludes reimbursements for medical expenses from the VA’s calculation of annual income when determining pension eligibility for veterans.

10 minutes

17

Larson, John (CT), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Jones (NC), Doyle (PA), Rooney (FL)

287

 

Preserves access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with autism who are covered by TRICARE.

10 minutes

18

Thornberry (TX)

325

 

Late Revised Assures the management of spectrum auctions and national security equities.

10 minutes

19

Kelly (PA), Gosar (AZ)

75

 

Revised 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

20

Thornberry (TX), Wilson, Joe (SC), Langevin (RI)

324

 

Late Revised Establishes a Global Engagement Center to lead and coordinate efforts to tracks foreign propaganda and disinformation efforts intended to undermine U.S. national security interests, and to develop strategies for countering such campaigns. It would also create a fund that could be used to support outside groups in analyzing, reporting on, and refuting foreign disinformation efforts, and implements reforms to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

10 minutes

21

Mulvaney (SC), Van Hollen (MD), Lee, Barbara (CA), Sanford (SC)

213

 

Codifies criteria developed by OMB in 2010 to clarify when military spending should be designated as contingency operations and properly be part of the Overseas Contingency Operation budget.

10 minutes

22

Himes (CT)

298

 

Revised Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense on policies, doctrine, procedures and authorities governing Department of Defense activities in response to a malicious cyber activity carried out against the United States or United States persons by foreign states or non-state actors.

10 minutes

23

Rogers, Mike (AL), Cooper (TN)

196

 

Revised Updates current law concerning the management of spectrum auctions and the protection of Global Positioning System (GPS) adjacent frequency bands.

10 minutes

24

Tsongas (MA), Hunter (CA)

255

 

Require the Secretary of the Navy to submit a report to the Congressional Defense Committees regarding future capabilities for the P-8 Poseidon aircraft.

10 minutes

25

LaMalfa (CA)

228

 

Revised Provides that no funds may be used by the Air Force to retire, prepare to retire, or place in storage or on backup aircraft inventory status any U-2 aircraft.

10 minutes

26

Blumenauer (OR), Quigley (IL), Polis (CO)

281

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the total cost of research, production and maintenance of the B-21 aircraft.

10 minutes

27

Hudson (NC)

327

 

Late Revised Requires a briefing on the acquisition strategy for the Ground Mobility Vehicle program.

10 minutes

28

Sanford (SC)

168

 

Requires the Army and the Marine Corps to use the same variant of 5.56mm rifle ammunition within one year of the date of enactment. Provides that the Secretary of Defense may waive the requirement in the event that he determines a state of emergency requires the use of different variants of 5.56mm rifle ammunition.

10 minutes

29

Kildee (MI)

299

 

Expresses as a Sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should work with State and local health officials to prevent human exposure to perflourinated chemicals.

10 minutes

30

Poliquin (ME)

300

 

Requires that the Department of Defense submit a report to Congress on the annual travel expenses incurred by members of the national guard and reservists for travel to monthly and annual training requirements.

10 minutes

31

Farenthold (TX)

82

 

Encourages the Department of Defense to enter into contracts with third party vendors to provide free access to wireless high-speed internet to all members of the Armed Forces who are deployed

10 minutes

32

Cartwright (PA)

338

 

Late Establishes a formal process to provide Government agencies outside the Department of Defense with information on the availability of surplus, serviceable ammunition for the purpose of reducing the overall storage and disposal costs related to such ammunition.

10 minutes

33

Forbes (VA)

257

 

Increases the minimum active-duty end strength of the Navy from 322,900 to 324,615 to make it consistent with the end strength authorized in the HASC mark. A

10 minutes

34

Jones (NC)

15

 

States that the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that commissary stores accept as payment the Military Star Card.

10 minutes

35

Allen (GA)

337

 

Late Allows Colleges with ROTC programs currently selected for partnership by Cyber Institutes at Individual Service Academies to be included in Section 562.

10 minutes

36

Comstock (VA), Johnson, Sam (TX), Lipinski (IL)

313

 

Requires the Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness to evaluate the effectiveness of transition programs in which civilian businesses and organizations provide internships, apprenticeships, and other on-the-job training in an effort to increase likelihood of employment for separating service members. Requires the Undersecretary to issue guidance to unit commanders encouraging them to permit separating service members to engage in these programs, provided that unit readiness is not degraded.

10 minutes

37

Farenthold (TX)

83

 

Provides that when a nominee of a Senator, Representative, or Delegate is selected for appointment as a cadet at a Service Academy, the Senator, Representative, or Delegate shall be notified at least 48 hours before the official notification or announcement of the appointment is made.

10 minutes

38

DeSaulnier (CA), Jones (NC)

165

 

Requires Transition Assistance Program (TAP) counselors to inform separating members of the U.S. Armed Forces that any separation pay received may reduce the amount of VA disability benefits received.

10 minutes

39

Hunter (CA)

40

 

Strikes the second sentence of Title 38, Section 167, Paragraph (f)4, ensuring that the Service branch fulfills its obligation to notify a service member’s spouse in the event that a service member declines SGLI Coverage. Title 38, Section 167, Paragraph (f)1 of US Code states that a service branch is required to notify the servicemember’s spouse in writing if a servicemember declines SGLI coverage. However, there is a subsequent provision (paragraph (f)4) that says if the service branch does not fulfill its obligation to notify the servicemember’s spouse, the validity of the servicemember’s decision to decline SGLI is not affected.

10 minutes

40

Keating (MA), Jones (NC)

285

 

Expresses the Sense of Congress in support of fully implementing a service-wide expansion of the Army’s Gold Star Installation Access Card. Provides entry to military installations for events and memorials for the survivors of members of the Armed Forces who have died while serving on certain active or reserve duty.

10 minutes

41

Kaptur (OH), Jones (NC)

150

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report detailing the quantity, composition, and lost income of survivors currently affected by the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation offset to the Survivor Benefit Program.

10 minutes

42

Kildee (MI), Moulton (MA), O'Rourke (TX)

369

 

Late Amends Sec 741 to include veterans in the identification and resource availability for units with high rates of suicide.

10 minutes

43

Carter, Buddy (GA)

378

 

Late Clarifies that, under the Pilot Program for Operation of Network of Retail Pharmacy under TRICARE Pharmacy Benefits Program, retail pharmacies shall also include small business pharmacies.

10 minutes

44

Comstock (VA)

312

 

Directs the DOD sectretary to study programs with locked vials.

10 minutes

45

Jackson Lee (TX)

348

 

Late Requires increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

10 minutes

46

Lamborn (CO)

360

 

Late Extends DoD technology transfer authority until Dec. 31, 2021.

10 minutes

47

Jenkins, Evan (WV)

340

 

Revised Increases the funding authorized for National Guard Counter-Drug Programs, Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-Wide by $30 million, offset by equivalent decreases to funding for the lines for Common Ground Equipment and Advanced Innovative Technologies.

10 minutes

48

Meng (NY)

355

 

Late Reauthorizes for one year an existing suicide prevention and resilience program for members of the National Guard and Reserves that is likely to expire prior to passage of the next NDAA.

10 minutes

49

Waters (CA), Speier (CA)

108

 

Revised Requires GAO to conduct a 5 year study and report to Congress on contracting by minority and women owned businesses with the DOD.

10 minutes

50

Guinta (NH)

183

 

Revised Increases funding to USNORTHCOM for Joint Task Force North by $3,000,000 to be used for counter narcotics operations.

10 minutes

51

Walberg (MI)

211

 

Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on the effectiveness of efforts to combat the trafficking of heroin and fentanyl into the United States from Central America and Mexico.

10 minutes

52

Sanford (SC)

172

 

Requires the Secretary of Defense to account for the total cost of National Guard flyovers at public events and publish them in a public report.

10 minutes

53

Walz (MN)

344

 

Late Includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States as a state for purposes of State Adjutants General approval authority over all Army and Air Force National Guard flyover missions in their states.

10 minutes

54

Ellmers (NC), Hudson (NC)

52

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of the Air Force and the Secretary of the Army to report to HASC and SASC quarterly on Joint Airborne Air Transportability Training occurring at Fort Bragg to ensure there is no negative impact to military readiness.

10 minutes

55

Gosar (AZ)

23

 

Revised Requires the Secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the status of DOD efforts to maintain a systems-based inventory of Department buildings, land, and other real property assets following recommendations made by GAO.

10 minutes

56

Russell (OK)

121

 

Revised Provides that not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall provide to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a briefing on the adjustment and diversification assistance authorized by subsections (b) and (c) of section 2391 of title 10, United States Code.

10 minutes

57

Pitts (PA)

321

 

Late Revised Brings accountability to countries granting consent to Russian naval vessels calling into port by amending Section 1238(a)(2)(B) to include ‘transient Russian naval vessels’ to the reporting requirement.

10 minutes

58

Young, David (IA), Sinema (AZ)

177

 

Revised Requires the DoD to brief Congress on the Department’s efforts to protect our service members and their families’ personal information from data breaches, including DoD employees. The DoD will also include any trends they are aware of on fraudulent activity targeting service members, their families, or employees of the DoD specifically.

10 minutes

59

Polis (CO)

174

 

Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide a report on the impact potential changes to the existing carrier air wing force structure, and the impact a potential reduction would have on overall fleet readiness should personnel and aircraft be distributed through remaining air wings.

10 minutes

60

Fitzpatrick (PA), Speier (CA), Huffman (CA), DeSaulnier (CA)

252

 

Recognizes the role played by the 16 million women known as Rosie the Riveters during World War Two.

10 minutes

61

Forbes (VA), Hunter (CA)

305

 

Revised Authorizes the Army to recover firearms that were provided to a foreign country on a grant basis and subsequently became excess to the needs of such country.

10 minutes

62

Young (IN)

269

 

Revised Adopts program management principles for government projects and requires formulation of program management standards and best practices to ensure on-time & on-budget projects.

10 minutes

63

Courtney (CT), Wittman (VA)

239

 

Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act to make permanent the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).

10 minutes

64

Jackson Lee (TX)

265

 

Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the importance of increasing the effectiveness of the Northern Command (“NORTHCOM”) in fulfilling its critical mission of protecting the U.S. homeland in event of war and to provide support to local, state, and federal authorities in times of national emergency.

10 minutes

65

Lewis, John (GA)

12

 

Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, to post to cost of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria to each American taxpayer on the Department of Defense’s website.

10 minutes

66

Bordallo (GU)

142

 

Revised Grants USCIS greater flexibility to approve H-2B visa application renewals for contractors performing work on Guam for the duration of the realignment construction plans. The flexibility is needed to meet projected Guam workforce requirements to support construction efforts in conjunction with realignment of Marines in the Asia-Pacific region. Current statute restricts ability of USCIS to grant renewals and has already impacted construction timelines and cost. The amendment would ensure Guam and CNMI have sufficient and appropriate workforce to support this strategic undertaking.

10 minutes

67

Maloney, Sean (NY)

319

 

Late Updates Department of Defense regulations to ensure service members receive adequate consumer protections with respect to collection of debt.

10 minutes

68

Young, Don (AK), Garamendi (CA), Bridenstine (OK), Cole (OK), Roby (AL), Nugent (FL), Calvert (CA), Lieu (CA)

284

 

Provides DoD temporary direct hire authority for military technicians (dual-status), enabling units to fill critical manpower shortages and increase mission readiness.

10 minutes

69

Langevin (RI), Wilson, Joe (SC)

179

 

Revised Expands the talent-exchange authorities of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, to allow DoD employees to gain experience at private companies and bring industry leaders to DoD.

10 minutes

70

Connolly (VA), Poe (TX)

297

 

Expresses a sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should develop an assessment, monitoring, and evaluation framework for security cooperation.

10 minutes

71

Rooney (FL)

329

 

Late Revised Requires a report on the Department of Defense's implementation of the prohibition on the provision of certain security assistance to foreign security forces implicated in gross human rights violations.

10 minutes

72

Poe (TX), Gabbard (HI)

104

 

Adds a fourth condition that the Administration must certify Pakistan has met before releasing $450 million in aid: “Pakistan has shown progress in arresting and prosecuting Haqqani network senior leaders and mid-level operatives.”

10 minutes

73

Rohrabacher (CA)

100

 

Adds an additional requirement that the Secretary of Defense certify to Congress that Pakistan is not using its military or any funds or equipment provided by the United States to persecute minority groups seeking political or religious freedom.

10 minutes

74

Blumenauer (OR), Kinzinger (IL), Moulton (MA), Gibson (NY), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Stefanik (NY), Larsen, Rick (WA), Stivers (OH), Lieu (CA), Russell (OK), Tsongas (MA), Hunter (CA), Kilmer (WA), Reichert (WA)

282

 

Revised Reforms the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for at-risk Afghan allies.

10 minutes

75

Rohrabacher (CA), Salmon, (AZ)

125

 

Adds a sense of the Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.

10 minutes

76

Walberg (MI), Nolan (MN)

210

 

Requires the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the extent to which the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan has adequate access to financial records of the Government of Afghanistan.

10 minutes

77

Welch (VT), Jones (NC)

272

 

Adds to the semiannual Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan the progress on implementing the Afghan Personnel and Pay System.

10 minutes

78

Fortenberry (NE)

289

 

Expresses the Sense of Congress that safe areas should be secured for the resettlement and reintegration of indigenous ethnic and religious minorities, including victims of genocide, into their homelands. Affirms that this position is a critical component of a safe, secure, and sovereign Iraq.

10 minutes

79

Fortenberry (NE), Eshoo (CA)

290

 

Empowers local security forces in Iraq -- including ethnic and religious minority groups -- to deter, hold, or roll back the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.

10 minutes

80

Pearce (NM)

31

 

Revised Expresses a sense of congress encouraging the Administration and DOD to utilize all necessary capabilities to combat ISIS oil production and sale.

10 minutes

81

Yoho (FL), Conyers (MI)

279

 

Provides for a prohibition on transfer of man-portable air defense systems to any entity in Syria

10 minutes

82

Kilmer (WA), Salmon, (AZ), Peters, Scott (CA), Forbes (VA), Moulton (MA), Chabot (OH), Connolly (VA), Bordallo (GU)

288

 

Amends the existing security assistance authority titled “South China Sea Initiative” to “Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative.” Additionally, the amendment would require DoD to include a description of China’s activities in the South China Sea in their Congressionally-required annual report on Chinese military power.

10 minutes

83

Poe (TX), Rogers, Mike (AL)

106

 

Revised Prohibits government contracts with entities that have contributed to Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

10 minutes

84

Pompeo (KS), Lipinski (IL)

123

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on cooperation between Iran and the Russian Federation and to what extent such cooperation affects United States national security and strategic interests.

10 minutes

85

Roskam (IL)

5

 

Revised Establishes the sense of Congress that Israel should be able to defend its vital national interests and protect its territory and population against existential threats and mandates that the President report on the necessary defensive mechanisms required and requested by Israel to protect itself against existential threats and on the availability for sale or transfer of these items to Israel.

10 minutes

86

Roskam (IL)

6

 

Requires the President to report on the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit military or other activities.

10 minutes

87

Walker (NC)

54

 

Revised Directs the Secretary of Defense to grant observer status to the military forces of Taiwan in any maritime exercise known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise.

10 minutes

88

Cicilline (RI)

309

 

Revised Requires a report be completed by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments and the Secretary of State on efforts made to inform American manufacturers on procurement opportunities for equipping foreign military entities approved to receive U.S. assistance. This report should also include any plans or strategies to raise awareness of these opportunities among U.S. manufacturers.

10 minutes

89

Cooper (TN), Rogers, Mike (AL)

258

 

Requires a report on Open Skies Treaty and Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.

10 minutes

90

Frankel (FL)

203

 

Expresses the sense of Congress that continued United States leadership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is critical to the national security of the United States.

10 minutes

91

Higgins (NY), Loudermilk (GA)

240

 

Authorizes assistance to Israel to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness.

10 minutes

92

Lieu (CA)

328

 

Late Revised Expresses a sense of congress that it is policy of the United States to support a denuclearized Korean peninsula

10 minutes

93

Meng (NY)

358

 

Late Revised Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, to enter into agreements with governments of foreign countries, such as Israel and other nations that excel in addressing water scarcity and water resource development issues, in order to develop land-based water resources in support of and in preparation for contingency operations.

10 minutes

94

Meng (NY), Zeldin (NY)

156

 

Extends the requirement for three years, consistent with the FY13 NDAA, that the President report to Congress on the use of certain Iranian seaports by foreign vessels and the use of foreign airports by sanctioned Iranian air carriers.

10 minutes

95

Moulton (MA), Wilson, Joe (SC), Duncan (SC), O'Rourke (TX)

306

 

Revised Requires the President to officially notify Congress whenever Iran conducts a ballistic missile launch (including ballistic missile tests) and inform the Congress as to actions the President will take in response, including diplomatic efforts to pursue additional sanctions, including through passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution.

10 minutes

96

Peters, Scott (CA)

259

 

Expresses the Sense of Congress that the United States should work with our Gulf Cooperation Council allies to encourage an enable an integrated ballistic missile defense system to prevent an attack by Iran against such countries.

10 minutes

97

Ruiz (CA)

222

 

Authorizes assistance and training to countries bordering the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, or Mediterranean Sea in an effort to deter and counter illicit smuggling and related maritime activity by Iran. The program will run through FY2020.

10 minutes

98

Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

361

 

Late Revised Expresses a Sense of Congress that increased military relations with Vietnam should be contingent on Vietnam's commitment to implement human rights reforms.

10 minutes

99

Jackson Lee (TX)

350

 

Late Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress report on efforts to assist Nigeria security forces in combatting Boko Haram In Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin.

10 minutes

100

Holding (NC), Royce (CA), Engel (NY), Bera (CA)

227

 

Enhances and promotes greater defense trade and military cooperation between the United States and India by encouraging and supporting a range of measures such as joint military planning and co-development.

10 minutes

101

Smith, Adam (WA), Rogers, Mike (AL)

171

 

Revised Eases restrictions related to funding for development of rocket propulsion and launch systems to end reliance on the RD-180.

10 minutes

102

Lieu (CA)

314

 

Revised Requires a report on the use of spacecraft assets of the Space-Based Infrared System's Wide-Field-of-View program for other space programs.

10 minutes

103

Rogers, Mike (AL)

191

 

Requires the Secretary of Defense to evaluate the security of defense information and to issue regulations to improve it.

10 minutes

104

Meehan (PA), Costello (PA)

47

 

Expresses a sense of Congress that reiterates the importance of strong communications systems for the National Guard in the event of a cyber or terrorist attack.

10 minutes

105

Hanna (NY), Israel (NY)

181

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of the Army to brief Congress on a strategy for incorporating Army National Guard Cyber Protection Teams into the Cyber Mission Force.

10 minutes

106

Peters, Scott (CA)

366

 

Late Revised Expresses the Sense of Congress that DOD, when practical, should seek to maximize the hiring of veterans for MILCON projects.

10 minutes

107

Brat (VA)

173

 

Creates a process for foreign governments to petition DOD to return surplus property to that government. Expands use of residual value obtained from returned foreign property from facility maintenance and operations to readiness programs.

10 minutes

108

Carter, Buddy (GA)

304

 

Relocates the Saint Marys Airport away from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay because of security issues with civilian air traffic. Codifies the Navy's steps in the relocation of the airport.

10 minutes

109

Pearce (NM)

32

 

Prohibits the Department of Defense from transferring administrative jurisdiction of Fillmore Canyon to the Department of the Interior.

10 minutes

110

Culberson (TX)

221

 

Provides competitively awarded grant funding for the preservation of our nation’s historic battleships in a manner that is self-sustaining and has an educational component. Requires grantees to provide a 1:1 matching of any federal funding received pursuant to this grant program. The grant program sunsets on September 30, 2023.

10 minutes

111

Newhouse (WA)

310

 

Requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a report detailing how the Corps acquired 34 miles of shoreline property along the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities region of Central Washington. The report will include specific legal documentation and information on the process by which the properties were acquired to discern how the federal government acquired the land, whether by paying Fair Market Value or through other means of procurement.

10 minutes

112

Lujan (NM), Swalwell (CA), Lujan Grisham (NM)

236

 

Revised Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Energy should ensure that each laboratory operating contractor or plant or site manager of a National Nuclear Security Administration facility adopt generally accepted and consistent accounting practices for laboratory, plant, or site directed research and development.

10 minutes

113

Foster (IL)

293

 

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy to provide a briefing to the appropriate committees on the feasibility and potential benefits of a dialogue between the United States and France on the use of low-enriched uranium in naval reactors.

10 minutes

114

Peters, Scott (CA)

209

 

Clarifies that the definition of advanced nuclear reactor includes a nuclear fusion reactor.

10 minutes

115

Donovan (NY), Hunter (CA)

226

 

Revised Expedites processing of applications for transportation security cards for separating members of the Armed forces and veterans to facilitate employment in the maritime industry.

10 minutes

116

Frankel (FL)

334

 

Late Classifies a vessel being repaired or dismantled to be a "recreational vessel" if the vessel shares elements of design and construction of traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in a military or commercial undertaking when operating.

10 minutes

117

Wilson, Joe (SC)

237

 

Provide a conforming name change for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund within sections 4102 and 4103 of H.R. 4909.

10 minutes

118

Meng (NY)

357

 

Late Makes conspiracy to commit rape or sexual assault an offense requiring dismissal or dishonorable discharge under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

10 minutes

119

Bordallo (GU)

126

 

Revised Authorizes the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States to settle claims resulting from the occupation of Guam during World War II based on other war claims programs previously authorized by Congress for other Americans.

10 minutes

120

Rogers, Mike (AL)

195

 

Provides authority for the Secretary of Energy to issue regulations to protect certain NNSA sites from potential threats posed by UAVs.

10 minutes