|FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services)
The bill authorizes $733 billion for defense while cutting $17 billion in wasteful funding from the President’s topline request.
Materials from the House Armed Services Committee:
Click here for a fact sheet.
Click here for a summary of the Democratic priorities in the bill.
The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for no further general debate, makes in order 441 amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc. A full list of amendments can be found here.
As of last night, the House has completed debate through Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #430. This morning, the House will resume consideration of amendments, beginning with Thompson (MS) Amendment #437. Members should be prepared to offer their amendments at the appropriate time.
Amendments to be considered today:
Peters Amendment #431
Directs the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with oversight entities, such as the HHS Inspector General, to establish a process for military base access in order to perform surprise inspections of facilities used to house, detain, screen, or review migrants, refuges or other persons recently arriving the in United States.
Rice Amendment #432
Requires GAO to conduct an audit of ongoing and planned future DOD support for DHS operations to secure the southwest border, with a subsequent briefing and report to Congress.
Stanton Amendment #433
Directs the Secretary of Defense to modify the pre-separation counseling check-list administered to servicemembers separating from the Armed Forces to provide further information regarding the expedited naturalization resources available to them.
Takano Amendment # 434
Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide the Secretary of Homeland Security with a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) for each noncitizen honorably discharged from the military for the purposes of including such record in an I-213 Record of Deportable/Inadmissible Alien.
Aguilar Amendment #435
Directs DOD to debrief non-citizens on how to apply for naturalization when they transition out of the armed services.
Aguilar Amendment #436
Prohibits persons with DACA or TPS from being separated from the Armed Services to be deported. This also applies to DACA or TPS recipients who were honorably discharged.
Thompson Amendment #437
Prohibits DoD funding to house any foreign nationals who are in the custody of and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Malinowski Amendment #438
Provides for a one-year prohibition on the sale of air-to-ground munitions used in the conflict in Yemen to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, while providing an exemption for any export or license suspensions that would incur a cost to the United States Government.
Pocan Amendment #439
Requires review of the discharge characterizations of former members of the military who were discharged because of their sexual orientation. Requires boards to change discharge characterizations from dishonorable to honorable in such cases.
Dingell Amendment #440
Requires the EPA to list PFAS chemicals has hazardous substances under CERCLA within one year.
Jayapal Amendment #441
Requires studies regarding potential cost savings with respect to the nuclear security enterprise and force structure from the Comptroller General, Federally funded research and development centers, and a nongovernmental think tank.
Postponed Amendment Votes (9):
Lee (CA)/Khanna Amendment #49
Reduces the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Operation & Maintenance account by $16.8 billion, to prevent a topline DoD spending increase from the FY19 level. The amendment would only reduce OCO funds in the Operations and Maintenance account.
Amash Amendment #50
Repeals section 1022 of the FY2012 NDAA and amends Section 1021 of the FY2012 NDAA to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the U.S., territories, or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution of the United states or by an appropriate State court.
Tipton Amendment #375
Expressing the sense of Congress that military aviation training in Colorado, including the training conducted at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, is critical to the national security of the United States and the readiness of the Armed Forces.
Turner Amendment #386
Strikes the provision relating to the prohibition on the use of funds for the deployment of low yield ballistic missile warheads and requires the SECDEF to certify on the availability of proportional response options.
Khanna Amendment #423
Prohibits unauthorized military force in or against Iran.
Lee (CA) Amendment #424
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243; 50 USC. 1541).
Lee (CA) Amendment #425
Expresses the sense of Congress that the 2001 AUMF has been utilized well beyond the scope that Congress intended, that it has served a blank check for any President to wage war at any time and any place, and that any new authorization for the use of military force to replace the 2001 AUMF should include a sunset clause, a clear and specific expression of objectives, targets, and geographic scope, and reporting requirements.
Garcia (TX) Amendment #428
Prevents DOD facilities from being used to house or detain unaccompanied migrant children.
Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #429
Prohibits the President from deploying troops on the southern border if the purpose of this deployment is to enforce immigration law.
Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #430
Prohibits the President from using the authorized funds to detain undocumented immigrants in Department of Defense facilities.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”