H.Res. 260: H.R. 1735 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 8-3 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 243-181 on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

MANAGERS:McGovern/Byrne

114th Congress

1st Session

Rule

H.RES. 260

Report No. 114-112

 

 

H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

  1. Structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 1735.
  2. Provides no further general debate.
  3. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-14 and provides that it shall be considered as read.
  4. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  5. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the report and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Each such amendment printed in the report 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.
  6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. 1735) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 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. No further general debate shall be in order.

Sec. 2. (a) In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-14. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. (b) No amendment to the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text 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) 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, 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. (d) All points of order against amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules or against 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 respective 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 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 amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order as original text. 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.  Thornberry (TX), Smith, Adam (WA)

300

(LATE) (REVISED) Makes technical, conforming, and clarifying changes in the bill.

(10 minutes)

2.  Polis (CO)

201

Reduces from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.

(10 minutes)

3.  Young, Don (AK)

30

Expresses the Sense of Congress that Pacific Air Force’s F-35A basing decision should be based on a base’s capability to host fighter-based bilateral and multilateral training opportunities with international partners, have sufficient airspace and range capabilities to meet training requirements, have sufficient existing facilities, have limited encroachment, and minimize overall construction and operational costs.

(10 minutes)

4.  Heck, Denny (WA), Beyer (VA)

205

(REVISED) Authorizes an additional $25,000,000 for the Office of Economic Adjustment to be available for transportation infrastructure improvements associated with congestion mitigation in urban areas related to recommendations of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.

(10 minutes)

5.  Brooks (AL), Palmer (AL), Blackburn (TN), Fleming (LA), Smith, Lamar (TX), Bridenstine (OK), Gosar (AZ), Lamborn (CO), Lummis (WY), King, Steve (IA), Brat (VA), Palazzo (MS), Ratcliffe (TX), Babin (TX), Duncan (TN), Duncan (SC), Collins, Doug (GA), Barletta (PA), Jones (NC), Olson (TX), Perry (PA), Bilirakis (FL), Graves (MO), McClintock (CA), Neugebauer (TX), Aderholt (AL), Weber (TX), Loudermilk (GA), Flores (TX), Franks (AZ), Gohmert (TX), Kelly (PA)

7

Strikes section 538, relating to a sense of the House of Representatives regarding Secretary of Defense review of section 504 of title 10, United States Code, regarding enlisting certain aliens in the Armed Forces.

(10 minutes)

6.  Messer, Luke (IN)

240

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense, no earlier than 5 years after the date of enactment of this bill, to conduct a study on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone regulation on military readiness.

(10 minutes)

7.  Takai (HI), Gibson (NY)

82

Revised Enhances the authority of service members to obtain professional certifications in the maritime trades.

(10 minutes)

8.  McGovern (MA)

68

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), which are determined in section 1112(c)(3) of title 38, in the USC.

(10 minutes)

9.  Hanna (NY), Maloney, Sean (NY)

84

Allows memorial headstone or grave markers to be made available for purchase by Guard or Reserve members who served for at least six years, at no cost to the government. Clarifies that this does not allow for any new veteran benefits, and does not authorize any new burial benefit or create any new authority for an individual to be buried in a national cemetery.

(10 minutes)

10. Kline (MN)

147

Revised Provides a one-time election for certain military retirees to regain access to TRICARE Prime because the DOD unilaterally changed the eligibility criteria for retirees living more than 100 miles from a military treatment facility. Fully off-sets the cost of TRICARE Prime by reducing the program increase in MV-22 engineering support.

(10 minutes)

11. Thornberry (TX)

332

Late Limits the funds made available to the Department of Defense Healthcare Management System for Fiscal Year 2016 so that no more than 75 percent can be spent until the date on which the Secretary of Defense makes the certification required in the FIiscal Year 2014 NDAA.

(10 minutes)

12. Pascrell (NJ)

341

Late Directs the peer-reviewed Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program to conduct a study on blast injury and its correlation to traumatic brain injury.

(10 minutes)

13. Hurd (TX)

173

Includes the entire federal government in the Independent Study of Matters Related to Bid Protests.

(10 minutes)

14. Chabot (OH), Connolly (VA)

48

Amends the Small Business Act to ensure that the Small Business Administration (SBA) negotiates agency prime contracting goals with a view towards encouraging participation by a wide variety of small businesses. Requires that any SBA procurement scorecard assesses the use of small businesses as prime contractors and subcontractors, and looks at the small business participation rate.

(10 minutes)

15. Walorski (IN)

79

Extends and strengthens provisions related to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

(10 minutes)

16. Smith, Adam (WA), Nadler (NY)

189

Revised Provides a framework for closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 31, 2017.

(10 minutes)

17.  McCaul (TX)

16

Amends 10 USC 2576a to include border security activities to the list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when transferring excess property to other federal agencies.

(10 minutes)

18. Perry (PA), Rothfus (PA)

233

Prohibits the use of funds for realignment of forces at or the closure of United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

(10 minutes)

19. Hanna (NY)

85

Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress that assesses the degree to which existing defense capabilities are able to detect, identify, and potentially disable remotely piloted aircraft within special use and restricted airspace. Requires the Secretary to identify how existing research and development Department resources can be leveraged to strengthen our nation's ability to detect, identify, and disable unidentified or potentially malicious remotely piloted aircraft.

(10 minutes)

20. Kline (MN)

67

Revised Expresses a sense of Congress that U.S. military forces should have the proper resources at all times during an ordered evacuation of an embassy abroad and that no restrictions should be placed on the ability of our military to maintain and use weapons and equipment to protect themselves and evacuees during an ordered embassy evacuation.

(10 minutes)

21. Hunter (CA), Delaney (MD)

66

Revised Establishes an Interagency Hostage Recovery Coordinator to direct hostage rescue efforts.

(10 minutes)

22.  Stivers (OH)

269

Revised Permits participation in a pilot program for DoD and FAA to jointly award competitive grants to airports that support both civilian and military operations for tower or other infrastructure improvements.

(10 minutes)

23. Rohrabacher (CA)

51

Acknowledges Dr. Afridi's instrumental role in identifying the hiding place of Osama bin Laden and further states that it is the Sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.

(10 minutes)

24. Thornberry (TX)

344

Late Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit reprogrammings to be able to use funds from the Syria Train and Equip Fund to execute the Syria Train and Equip program. Requires the SECDEF to submit a comprehensive strategy for Syria and Iraq (and an update with the reprogramming requests) and requires the SECDEF to submit a certification on support provided to the trained Syria opposition.

(10 minutes)

25.Engel (NY), Royce (CA)

141

Requires a report to assess the effectiveness and operational requirements of establishing a no-fly zone in Syria.

(10 minutes)

26.Lamborn (CO)

295

Adds language to the underlying Iran Sense of Congress regarding the sale of S-300’s and the importance of terrorism related sanctions.

(10 minutes)

27.Lamborn (CO)

312

Late Revised Limits funding for implementing the New START treaty.

(10 minutes)

28. Turner (OH)

106

Limits the availability of any funds, authorized through this act, which may be used to facilitate the United States & Russia’s conduct of bilateral military-to-military engagement until the Secretary of Defense certifies certain criteria.

(10 minutes)

29.Connolly (VA), Chabot (OH)

224

Revised Prohibits the authorization of funds to implement any action that recognizes Russian sovereignty over Crimea or provide assistance to the central governments of countries that support the illegal annexation of Crimea. Provides a national interest waiver for the prohibition on assistance to central governments supportive of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

(10 minutes)

30.Rogers, Mike (AL)

343

Late Expresses a sense of Congress on opportunities to enhance the United States Alliance with the Republic of Korea.

(10 minutes)

31. Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

116

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to deploy assets, personnel and resources to SOUTHCOM, in coordination with the Joint Interagency Task Force South, to combat transnational criminal organization, drug trafficking, bulk shipments of narcotics or currency, narco-terrorism, human trafficking and the Iranian presence in SOUTHCOM’s AOR.

(10 minutes)

32.Blumenauer (OR), Polis (CO)

246

Revised Requires funding for the Navy’s new Ohio-class replacement submarines to come from their traditional Navy accounts, not an OCO-like, off-budget account known as the Sea-Based Deterrent Fund. Transfers funds from the Sea-Based Deterrent Fund back into their historic Navy budget lines.

(10 minutes)

33. Mulvaney (SC), Van Hollen (MD)

271

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

(10 minutes)

34. Walker (NC)

308

Late Provides that defense contractor information concerning breaches can be shared with DOD and disseminated for additional purposes including cybersecurity, national security, and law enforcement.

(10 minutes)

35. Lummis (WY), Zinke (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND), Smith, Adrian (NE)

210

Prohibits reducing the alert posture of the ICBM force.

(10 minutes)

36.Davis, Susan (CA), Bordallo (GU)

283

Revised Provides an exception to the regulations governing minor military construction in the case of military child care facilities. Authorization would sunset three years following enactment.

(10 minutes)

37. Hardy (NV)

345

Late Ensures that national monument designations under the Antiquities Act will not endanger our national security. Guarantees our men and women in uniform access to land located beneath or associated with a Military Operations Area (MOA) for vital training and readiness activities.

(10 minutes)

38. Lucas (OK), Cole (OK), Bridenstine (OK), Mullin, Markwayne (OK), Russell (OK), Huelskamp (KS), Jenkins (KS), Pompeo (KS), Yoder (KS), Pearce (NM)

119

Reverses and prohibits the further listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened or endangered species until 2021, thereby allowing the states to implement their voluntary Range-Wide Conservation Plan for the Lesser Prairie Chicken's habitat. De-lists the American Burying Beetle as a threatened or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

(10 minutes)

39. Zinke (MT)

327

Late Renames the Captain William Wylie Galt Great Falls Armed Forces Readiness Center in Honor of Captain John E. Moran, a Recipient of the Medal of Honor. 

(10 minutes)

40.Sherman (CA)

212

Revised Adds two certifications to section 3119 of the NDAA, which concerns the transfer of nuclear technology to foreign countries, regarding 1) the recipient country's compliance with its agreement for nuclear cooperation with the US; and 2) its efforts to prevent transfers of sensitive items to countries of proliferation concern. Provides further that any arrangement granting a country permission to reprocess US origin spent fuel be submitted to Congress.

(10 minutes)

41.Nadler (NY)

272

Strikes section 3121, which places limits on funding for dismantlement of nuclear weapons.

(10 minutes)

42.Costello (PA)

232

Expresses a sense of Congress in support of providing the necessary funding levels for the Army to meet its tactical wheeled vehicle protection kits acquisition objectives.

(10 minutes)

43.Jackson Lee (TX), Adams (NC), Lee, Barbara (CA), Butterfield (NC)

64

Revised Provides guidance to the Secretary of Defense on identifying HBCUs and minority serving institutions to assist them in developing scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics capabilities.

(10 minutes)

44.Collins, Chris (NY)

275

Requires a report to Congress from the Secretary of the Army detailing market survey findings and flight assessment of commercial-off-the-market wide-area surveillance sensors for Army unmanned vehicles.

(10 minutes)

45.Hunter (CA)

218

Requires a report on Tactical Combat Training System Increment II.

(10 minutes)

46.Palazzo (MS), McKinley (WV)

72

Clarifies and improves language to foster coordination and communication of defense research activities to provide open data to other entities that were previously not included in the law.

(10 minutes)

47. Aguilar (CA)

154

Requests a report, form the Secretary of Defense, outlining the number of racial or ethnic minority groups, women, and disabled persons that have participated in the DOD’s National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship; the barriers that have been found in recruiting participants from these groups; and a set of policy recommendations focused on increasing these groups participation.

(10 minutes)

48. Clark, Katherine (MA)

222

Revised Expresses the Sense of Congress that the quality of America's future STEM workforce is a matter of national security concern, that Federally Funded Research and Development Centers employ a highly skilled workforce that is qualified to support STEM initiatives, and that the Department of Defense should explore its existing authority to permit these Centers to help facilitate and shape a high-quality future STEM workforce capable of supporting Department of Defense needs.

(10 minutes)

49. Veasey (TX)

61

Increases authorization amount for digital upgrades, Research and Development for the V-22 Osprey by $75 million, offset by a identical reduction for Navy spares and repair parts.

(10 minutes)

50. Peters, Scott (CA)

328

Late Asks DOD to report on the merger between the Office of Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy Plans and Deputy Under Secretary for Installations and Environment.

(10 minutes)

51. Farenthold (TX)

158

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 overseas at any United States military facility.

(10 minutes)

52. Jackson Lee (TX)

55

Requires outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities required before conversion of certain functions to contractor performance.

(10 minutes)

53. Loebsack (IA)

46

Revised Amend 10 USC Chapter 434 Section 4554(a)(3)(A) to authorize the inclusion of an option period of up to 25 years, in addition to the current 25 year term limitation, for a combined maximum term of 50 years.

(10 minutes)

54. Fleming (LA), Lamborn (CO), Stefanik (NY), Jones (NC)

96

Requires a report and certification by the Secretary of Defense that an Army active duty end strength below 490,000 soldiers will be adequate to meet the U.S. national military strategy.

(10 minutes)

55. McKinley (WV)

33

Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic tour calculator so that reservists could keep track of aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or more served within a fiscal year.

(10 minutes)

56.Crowley (NY)

301

Late Honors those from diverse backgrounds who have made sacrifices as members of the Armed Services.

(10 minutes)

57. Takano (CA)

27

Includes in the report to Congress on the direct employment pilot program for members of the National Guard and Reserve (Sec. 567) a comparison of the pilot program to other DOD and VA unemployment and underemployment programs.

(10 minutes)

58. Hurd (TX)

170

Amends Title 10, U.S. Code on the payment of expenses to obtain professional credentials to authorize DOD and DHS to pay for both the training and exams needed to obtain IT and cybersecurity credentials for all personnel identified as critical to network defense.

(10 minutes)

59.  Israel (NY)

97

Requires a report on civilian and military education requirements that are necessary to meet anticipated threats in the future security environment as described in the Quadrennial Defense Review.

(10 minutes)

60. Stivers (OH), Green, Al (TX)

267

Restores the commission to Captain of Medal of Honor recipient Milton Holland.

(10 minutes)

61. Moore, Gwen (WI)

150

Expresses the Sense of the Congress regarding the Posthumous promotion granted to Master Sergeant(retired) Naomi Horwitz.

(10 minutes)

62.Thompson, Glenn (PA)

155

Provides an individual with a mental health screening at enlistment and uses the results as a baseline for any subsequent mental health examinations; prohibits the Secretary from considering the results of such screening in determining promotions and is respective of privacy information in the same manner as medical records.

(10 minutes)

63. Keating (MA)

318

Late 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)

64. Meng (NY), Lance (NJ)

75

Requires a VA Regional Office (VARO) to carry out certain steps if it does not adjudicate claims within 125 days with a 98% accuracy.Requires the Under Secretary for Benefits to explain how the failure of the regional office to meet the goal affected the performance evaluation of the director of the regional office. This will help Congress and the VA better understand the challenges the VAROs face while encouraging their leadership to meet performance expectations.

(10 minutes)

65. Scott, Austin (GA), Loebsack (IA)

165

Revised Ensures that the network of preferred retail pharmacies for TRICARE established under Sec. 714 allows for sufficient small business participation.

(10 minutes)

66.Adams (NC)

133

Revised Sense of Congress to recognize the complexities of post-traumatic stress disorder among service members, its effect on children, and the need for current health programs to not only reduce a veteran’s symptoms but to also allow them to reconnect with their families.

(10 minutes)

67. Grayson (FL)

183

Makes permanent the requirement that DOD, for dependents of members of the military stationed in remote locations outside the United States, provide transportation to persons requiring “obstetrical anesthesia services for childbirth that is equivalent to the obstetrical anesthesia services for childbirth available in a military treatment facility.”

(10 minutes)

68. Scott, Austin (GA), Cartwright (PA), Bishop, Rob (UT), Cole (OK), Jones (NC), Farenthold (TX), Ratcliffe (TX), Bustos (IL), Bishop, Sanford (GA)

166

Ensures that sustainment needs are sufficiently considered by clarifying that Sec. 804 of the bill regarding the process for commercial item determinations does not conflict with existing Title 10 requirements for core logistics capabilities.

(10 minutes)

69.  Cole (OK), Bishop, Rob (UT), Scott, Austin (GA), Jones (NC), Loebsack (IA), Kilmer (WA), Takai (HI), Bustos (IL), Cartwright (PA), Farenthold (TX)

229

Ensures that sustainment requirements are considered and that the Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITES) are consulted, when DOD conducts a DOD Board Study related to the intellectual property rights of private sector firms.

(10 minutes)

70. Foxx (NC)

113

Revised Amends the report required by Sec. 835 to include information on DoD practices regarding intellectual rights to facilitate competition in sustainment of weapons systems throughout their life-cycles

(10 minutes)

71. Bost (IL), Connolly (VA)

6

Amends the Small Business Act to codify an independent Office of Hearings and Appeals.

(10 minutes)

72. Hanna (NY), Meng (NY)

14

Requires training of contracting officers, and provides a definition of reverse auction.

(10 minutes)

73. Russell (OK)

250

Revised Adds an additional exception from requirement to buy certain articles from American sources for use in the production of fire hoses.

(10 minutes)

74. McGovern (MA)

354

Maintains the simplified acquisition threshold at current level of $150,000 applying to certain textile and clothing purchases by the Defense Department.

(10 minutes)

75. Jackson Lee (TX)

125

Ensures that changes made to DOD computing systems using software bought and modified for agency use will not result in disruption of DOD operations.

(10 minutes)

76. Scalise (LA), Richmond (LA), Boustany (LA)

242

Revised Exempts AbilityOne products from the Afghan First, Central Asian States, and Djibouti procurement programs. The purpose of the amendment is to protect jobs for the disabled at AbilityOne agencies and to restore jobs that have been outsourced to Asian countries as a result of procurement policies under these programs.

(10 minutes)

77. Walker (NC)

4

Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to assess the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard for information technology and cyber security acquisitions and provide a briefing to Armed Service House Of Representatives no later than one year of the enactment of this Act.

(10 minutes)

78. Young, Don (AK)

32

Repeals section 811 of the FY2010 NDAA and removes the exemption in 10 USC 2304(e)(4) and 41 USC 3304(f)(2)(D)(ii) for contracts exceeding $20 million which are awarded pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act. This will require that contracting agencies comply with the standard justification and approval process prior to sole sourcing these contracts.

(10 minutes)

79. Connolly (VA)

336

Late Ensures the Federal Acquisition Regulation clarifies that acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive communication with industry.

(10 minutes)

80. Connolly (VA)

335

Late Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, to develop a plan to improve the management of information technology programs and projects.

(10 minutes)

81. Farr (CA)

255

Requires DAU to annually convene a board of faculty representatives from relevant professional schools and DOD degree granting institutions to review and synchronize defense acquisition curricula across all of DOD.

(10 minutes)

82. Farr (CA)

254

Strengthens academic research and analysis of the defense acquisition decision support system from both a business, public policy, operation, and information sciences perspective.

(10 minutes)

83. Burgess (TX), Schakowsky (IL), Lee, Barbara (CA)

8

Requires a report ranking all military departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by law.

(10 minutes)

84. Palazzo (MS), Walz (MN), Rothfus (PA)

71

Revised Pushes back the authorized period for the transfer of certain AH-64 Apache Helicopters from Army National Guard to Regular Army from March 31,2016 to June 30, 2016.

(10 minutes)

85. Ellmers (NC), Hudson (NC)

196

Prohibits funds from being used to deactivate the 440th Airlift Wing until the Secretary of Defense certifies that this movement will have no impact on Airborne and Special Operations units readiness.

(10 minutes)

86. Katko (NY), Hanna (NY), Collins, Chris (NY)

282

Requires a report from the Secretary of the Air Force to the congressional defense committees addressing the immediate and critical training and operational needs of the remotely piloted aircraft community.

(10 minutes)

87. Thornberry (TX)

123

Excludes the application of Section 10 of the Federal advisory Committee Act to meetings of the National Commission on the Future of the Army with less than five members present as a lessons learned from previous commission reports.

(10 minutes)

88. Heck, Denny (WA)

249

Revised Requires a report after the Military Lending Act rulemaking on compliance mechanisms for identifying covered borrowers and requires the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) to report to Congress on systems reliability and plans to strengthen capabilities, and consult with private-sector users of DMDC to address issues of common concern.

(10 minutes)

89. Crawford (AR)

319

Late Revised Makes it clear that EOD incident response in support of civil authorities is authorized, and does not require reimbursement by civil authorities for EOD to pick up military ordnance that has escaped government control.

(10 minutes)

90. Hill (AR)

215

Requires the U.S. Air Force to conduct a business case analysis on the decision to maintain 10 C-130J aircraft at Keesler AFB. Such analysis shall include consideration of: 1. Any efficiencies or cost savings that would be achieved by transferring the C-130J aircraft to Little Rock Air Force base 2. Effects on the operation of Air Mobility Command 3. Short term and long term costs of maintaining the aircraft at Keesler AFB Report should be completed and provided to Congress within 60 days of enactment of the bill.

(10 minutes)

91. Meehan (PA), Costello (PA)

139

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

(10 minutes)

92. DeFazio (OR)

202

Revised Makes technical correction to Section 3095, Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization regarding refinancing of Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction loan.

(10 minutes)

93. Lynch (MA), Boustany (LA)

143

Calls for the observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day in honor of the service and sacrifice of veterans throughout the history of the United States.

(10 minutes)

94. Engel (NY)

142

Ensures a focus on the protection of human rights will be maintained as part of U.S. efforts to train Afghan National Security Forces.

(10 minutes)

95. Connolly (VA), Poe (TX)

225

Authorizes up to 5% of humanitarian assistance program funds to be used for monitoring and evaluation of said programs. Requires a Congressional briefing 90 days after enactment describing how the Department evaluates program and project outcomes and impact, including cost effectiveness and whether the programs met their goals.

(10 minutes)

96. Walberg (MI)

298

Late Requires SIGAR to certify they have access to records of the Afgahnistan government for the purpose of auditing as a condition for disbursement of funds to Afghanistan.

(10 minutes)

97.  Cicilline (RI)

74

Requires the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to submit a report within 180 days describing efforts to engage United States manufacturers in procurement opportunities related to equipping the ANSF.

(10 minutes)

98. Sinema (AZ)

317

Late Directs the Secretary of Defense in coordination with the Secretary of State to pursue efforts to shut down ISIL's illicit oil revenues and to report on resources need to counter ISIL’s oil revenues.

(10 minutes)

99. Poe (TX)

19

Adds an assessment of U.S. efforts to stop foreign fighters as a matter to be included in the comprehensive strategy to counter Islamic extremism.

(10 minutes)

100. Blumenauer (OR), Tsongas (MA)

245

Revised Ensures that our Afghan allies are not made ineligible for the Special Immigrant Visa program as a result of the change in mission name from ISAF to Resolute Support, and other technical changes.

(10 minutes)

101. Lamborn (CO)

291

Adds a limitation on military-to-military exchanges and contacts with Iran.

(10 minutes)

102. Walorski (IN)

80

Revised Provides transparency and congressional oversight to our deterrence of Iran and force posture in the Middle East.

(10 minutes)

103. Ellison (MN)

266

States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the use of military force against Iran.

(10 minutes)

104. Rogers, Mike (AL), Forbes (VA)

315

Late Revised Expresses a sense of the congress concerning missile defense cooperation with Japan, and, it would require an update from DOD not later than 30 days after the date of enactment on sale of Aegis Ashore capability to allies, including Japan.

(10 minutes)

105. Walker (NC)

69

Requires that the Secretary of Defense invite military forces of Taiwan to participate in any maritime exercise (RIMPAC) if the Secretary has invited the military forces of People's Republic of China to participate in such exercise.

(10 minutes)

106. Kelly (PA)

45

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)

107. Lamborn (CO)

309

Late Revised Adds a requirement for a report on Qatar’s efforts to combat terrorism.

(10 minutes)

108. Lamborn (CO)

292

Expresses a Sense of Congress in support of Jordan.

(10 minutes)

109. Royce (CA), Maloney, Carolyn (NY)

134

Expresses the sense of Congress that combating Boko Haram is in the national security interest of the United States and that the United States should support regional allies in their operations against Boko Haram. Requires a report that details the security assistance required and received by regional partners to combat Boko Haram.

(10 minutes)

110. Schweikert (AZ), Hastings, Alcee (FL)

37

Revised Expressing the sense of Congress that it is a national security priority of the United States to support and cooperate with the Republic of Tunisia by providing assistance to combat the growing terrorist threat from ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

(10 minutes)

111. Turner (OH), Keating (MA)

107

Expresses a Sense of Congress on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and encourages the United States to work with current and aspiring NATO partners to address security threats facing the alliance.

(10 minutes)

112. Cicilline (RI), Bilirakis (FL)

235

Requires the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense to submit a report within 90 days describing the military capabilities of the Republic of Cyprus.

(10 minutes)

113. Crowley (NY), Engel (NY), Holding (NC), Bera (CA), Royce (CA)

302

Late Supports ongoing defense cooperation between the United States and India.

(10 minutes)

114. Dingell (MI), Conyers (MI)

103

Expresses the Sense of Congress that the President should exercise his authorities to evacuate U.S. citizens and nationals from Yemen during the ongoing conflict.

(10 minutes)

115. Engel (NY)

140

Requires a report to Congress on the impact of any significant reduction in U.S. troop levels or material in Europe on NATO’s core mission of collective defense before any such reduction takes place.

(10 minutes)

116. Vela (TX)

313

Late Requires a report on violence and cartel activity in Mexico and the impact on U.S. National Security.

(10 minutes)

117. Kilmer (WA), Cartwright (PA), Cole (OK), Farenthold (TX), Loebsack (IA), Takai (HI), Bishop, Rob (UT), Bustos (IL), Jones (NC), Ratcliffe (TX), Scott, Austin (GA), Shuster (PA)

176

Requires Congressional notification prior to initiating a furlough and prohibits the transfer of work that would have been conducted by those furloughed to other DOD employees, contractors, or members of the Armed Forces.

(10 minutes)

118. Nolan (MN)

88

Revised Prohibits funding from the Syria and Iraq Train and Equip programs to recipients that the Secretary of Defense has reported as having previously misused provided training and equipment.

(10 minutes)

119. Lujan Grisham (NM)

168

Expresses a sense of Congress that the Secretary submit a plan to Congress on how the Department plans to implement the recommendations of the nuclear enterprise reviews.

(10 minutes)

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

289

Revised Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress justifying the departments plans to increase the number of new nuclear-armed cruise missiles, known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon, to the U.S. arsenal. The report should outline how the number of planned missiles aligns with U.S. nuclear employment strategy and the costs associated.

(10 minutes)

121.  Rogers, Mike (AL)

316

Late Revised Makes a series of technical corrections to sections 1669 and 1670 concerning US-Israeli missile defense cooperation.

(10 minutes)

122. Foster (IL)

129

Revised Requires the Director of the Missile Defense Agency to submit to Congress a cost analysis of a space-based ballistic intercept and defeat layer.

(10 minutes)

123. Turner (OH), Keating (MA)

260

Revised Requires the Director of the Missile Defense Agency to notify congressional defense committees of the preferred location in the United States for the future deployment of an interceptor capable of protecting the homeland.

(10 minutes)

124. Quigley (IL)

288

Revised Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to submit a report to Congress comparing the costs associated with extending the life of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile with the costs associated with procuring a new ground based strategic deterrent.

(10 minutes)

125. Castor (FL)

135

Expresses a sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should take into consideration, when prioritizing base housing projects, commuting times for base personnel and land available for development on the base.

(10 minutes)

126. Loebsack (IA)

47

Revised This section would modify section 2667 of title 10, United States Code, to provide the authorities to lease real or personal property contained in such section to the commander of military manufacturing arsenals or, if part of a larger military installation, the installation commander for the purposes of leveraging private investment at military manufacturing arsenals through long-term facility use contracts, property management contracts, leases, or other such agreements. This section does not supersede authorities in section 4544 of title 10, United States Code, and is designed to give the commander of military manufacturing arsenals or, if part of a larger military installation, the installation commander, greater flexibility to utilize unused administrative and warehouse space at military installations.

(10 minutes)

127.  Scalise (LA), Abraham (LA), Boustany (LA)

243

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to release the existing terms and conditions on a parcel of property at Camp Villere, Louisiana, enabling the Louisiana Army National Guard to transfer the land to the State of Louisiana in exchange for another parcel of land that has been identified, provided that the State carries out the necessary actions required.

(10 minutes)

128. Young, Don (AK)

29

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a land conveyance of approximately 1,290 acres of public land, withdrawn by the Secretary of the Interior under Public Land Order 843 for use by the Secretary of the Air Force, to the Town of Galena, Alaska.

(10 minutes)

129. Sanchez, Loretta (CA)

117

Revised Modifies 50 U.S.C. 2537 to add that existing nuclear weapon system shall be considered undergoing life extension if the total cost of the associated activities, including activities considered alterations, will exceed $1 billion.

(10 minutes)

130. Lujan Grisham (NM)

214

Creates a pilot program in which the Department establishes a microlab that is accessible to the public.

(10 minutes)

131. Hunter (CA)

228

Provides a one year increase in maritime security program funding.

(10 minutes)

132. Sessions (TX)

109

Authorizes the Administrator of the Maritime Administration to: (1) accept a gift of money from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc. in order to renovate Melville Hall on the campus of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and (2) provides the option to enter into a contract with the Foundation for the Hall's operation. Provides that all excess proceeds will be used solely for the morale and welfare of the cadets.

(10 minutes)

133. Carter, John (TX), Rigell (VA), McCaul (TX), Gohmert (TX)

353

Late Requires DOD to establish a process by which the commander of a military installation may authorize a servicemember to carry a concealed personal firearm on the installation if the commander determines it to be necessary as a personal or force-protection measure.

(10 minutes)

134. LoBiondo (NJ)

351

Late Expresses a sense of Congress that while recruitment and advertising in support of the National Guard and the military is appropriate, the taxpayer shouldn’t have to pay for any organization to honor the service of members of the Armed Forces and (2) it should not be the goal of those that receive DoD advertising funds to use those funds to pay organizations to honor the service of members of the Armed Forces; instead, it should be the patriotism of these organizations to do so of their own free will in support of our brave servicemen and women. (3) Any funds that would be saved from this Sense of Congress should be redirected towards post-traumatic stress disorder research and treatment for servicemembers.

(10 minutes)

135. Nunes (CA)

350

Late Clarifies that any realignment of forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, shall be based on United States operational requirements.

(10 minutes)