|THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
Continue 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 today, 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 En Bloc #4. Today, the House will resume consideration of amendments, beginning with Sherman Amendment #20. Members should be prepared to offer their amendments at the appropriate time.
Remaining amendments to be considered:
Sherman Amendment #20
Directs the Administration to issue a prohibition against Americans trading in new Russian sovereign debt, subject to review by the Administration and Congress following each national mid-term and presidential election. And includes a mechanism for lifting the prohibition in the absence of Russian interference in the most recent federal U.S. election.
Sherman Amendment #21
Prohibits funds from being used to transfer defense articles or services to Azerbaijan unless the President certifies to Congress that the articles or services do not threaten civil aviation.
Gabbard Amendment #23
Prohibits funds from the Special Defense Acquisition Fund to aid Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates if such assistance could be used to conduct or continue hostilities in Yemen.
Lieu Amendment #24
Prohibits funds from being used to transfer any defense articles or services to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates under the emergency authority of the Arms Export Control Act that circumvents congressional review.
Khanna Amendment #26
Prohibits support to and participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s military operations against the Houthis in Yemen.
Cicilline Amendment #27
Repeals existing restrictions on the United States from transferring and exporting weapons, and defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus.
Engel Amendment #29
Improves current law related to policies and planning to ensure civilian protection, including procedures for incidents involving civilian casualties.
Engel Amendment #31
Expresses that the U.S. should seek to extend the New START Treaty (set to expire in 2021), unless Russia is in material breach of the Treaty, or the US and Russia have entered into a new agreement that has equal or greater constraints, transparency, and verification measures on Russia’s nuclear forces. Prohibits use of funds to withdraw from New START. Requires DNI, SecState, and SecDef reports detailing the consequences of the Treaty’s lapse and impact on US nuclear modernization plan. Also requires Presidential certification regarding future of the Treaty before its potential expiration.
Blumenauer Amendment #32
Requires an independent study on options to extend the life of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and delaying the ground-based strategic deterrent program (GBSD). Prevents 10% of funds for the Secretary of Defense from being distributed until the study is submitted.
Blumenauer Amendment #33
Requires the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security to conduct a study on the unexpected cost increases for the W80-4 nuclear warhead life extension program and prevents $185 million from being obligated or expended until the study is completed.
Frankel Amendment #34
Prohibits funding for missiles noncompliant with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty until the Secretary of Defense meets certain conditions.
Langevin Amendment #35
Increases the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation authorization by $20 million to conduct research and development on low-enriched uranium for naval reactors. Decreases the National Nuclear Security Administration Federal Salaries and Expenses authorization by $20 million.
Jayapal Amendment #37
Requires the Defense Department to submit to Congress annual reports on employment or compensation of retired general or flag officers by foreign governments for emoluments clause purposes.
Aguilar Amendment #38
Requires a feasibility study on Department of Defense using two Federal Bureau of Investigation databases to screen potential enlistees for ties to white nationalist organizations.
Takano Amendment #39
Any member of the Armed Forces and their respective spouse, widow, widower, parent, son or daughter is eligible for parole in place under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Porter Amendment #40
Repeals the delay in the payday lending rule as it relates to servicemembers, veterans and surviving spouses.
Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #43
Increases the Department of the Navy Environmental Restoration, Navy authorization by $10 million for the purchase, deployment and operation of closed detonation chambers on Vieques, Puerto Rico. Decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Army, Admin & Servicewide Activities, Other Personnel Support authorization by $10 million.
Lieu Amendment #44
Prohibits funds from being obligated or expended at properties owned by the President or that bear his name (enumerated in the amendment). A waiver is made available if the President reimburses the Department of the Treasury for the amount associated with the expense.
Prohibits military parades and exhibitions for political purposes.
Huffman Amendment #46
Takes land into trust as part of the reservation of the Lytton Rancheria.
Torres Amendment #47
Directs the Office of Management and Budget to categorize public safety telecommunicators as a protective service occupation under the Standard Occupational Classification System.
Requires the EPA to revise the list of toxic pollutants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and publish effluent and pretreatment standards.
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.
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.
Dean Amendment #125
Increases Other Authorizations, Defense Health Programs, R&D Research authorization by $5 million for the nationwide CDC ATSDR PFAS health study. Decreases Operation & Maintenance, Admin and Servicewide Activities, Office of the Secretary of Defense authorization by $5 million.
Dean Amendment #126
Directs the Secretary of the Navy to publish a military specification for a fluorine-free fire fighting agent by 2023 to ensure it can be used by 2025. It prohibits usage on or after September 30th, 2025. It also limits the ability for the Secretary of Defense to use a waiver for a period that exceeds one year – current waiver period is up to 6 years.
Dingell Amendment #131
Prohibits the Defense Logistics Agency from using any food contact substances to assemble or package meals ready-to-eat (MRE) with PFAS chemicals beginning in FY2021.
Fortenberry Amendment #147
Provides a sense of Congress supporting the conditions for security of displaced Christians and other religious minorities in Northern Iraq and to enable their safe return home.
Foster Amendment #148
Amends the testing requirement for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System to include the use of threat-representative countermeasures.
Foster Amendment #149
Extends the congressional notification period to 180 days if the Secretary of Defense chooses to terminate its contract with the JASON scientific advisory group and requires that the Secretary receive congressional approval. The amendment also clarifies that JASON provides scientific and technical advice to multiple Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense.
Foster Amendment #150
Requires an independent study on the impacts of missile defense development and deployment.
Expresses the sense of Congress that 1) NATO is central to U.S.- European defense matters and 2) military cooperation in Europe by NATO member countries should complement NATO efforts and should not hinder military system interoperability and burden sharing among NATO allies.
Frankel Amendment #152
Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit an intelligence assessment on the relationship between women and violent extremism and terrorism.
Gaetz Amendment #153
Requires a report to Congress on contracts being forcibly terminated based on foreign governments’ actions that impeded the ability of the contractor to perform their contract.
Gaetz / Gallego Amendment #154
Promotes posthumously LT. Col. Dick Cole to the rank of colonel.
Gallagher / Malinowski Amendment #155
Directs the President to submit to Congress a report on ZTE’s compliance with the settlement agreement it reached with the Department of Commerce on June 8, 2018.
Gallagher Amendment #156
Increases Defense-Wide RDT&E, Advanced Technology Development, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) authorization by $75 million to restore funding for National Security Innovation Capital to fund the commercialization and scaling of dual use, hardware-based critical to the military but currently underserved by the private venture capital and often funded by strategic and persistent capital from China. Decreases Defense-Wide RDT&E, Advanced Component Development and Prototypes, Advanced Innovative Technologies authorization by $75 million.
Gallagher / Malinowski Amendment #157
Prohibits the Secretary of Commerce from removing Huawei from the Entity List maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security until the Secretary certifies that Huawei and its officers have not engaged in sanctions violations or IP theft in the preceding five years, and that Huawei does not pose an ongoing threat to US or allied telecommunications and infrastructure.
Gallego Amendment #158
Requires a report on the National Guard’s capacity to meet Homeland Defense missions.
Gallego Amendment #159
Changes eligibility of telecommunications goods and services to be provided to DoD installations in U.S. Territories in the Pacific Ocean to restrict ownership by or significant components from U.S. adversaries.
Garamendi Amendment #160
Changes eligibility of telecommunications goods and services to be provided to DoD installations in U.S. Territories in the Pacific Ocean to restrict ownership by or significant components from U.S. adversaries.
Garamendi Amendment #161
Ensures departing servicemembers and veterans can more easily credit their military sea service toward earning a Merchant Mariner Credential needed to sail US-flagged vessels.
González-Colón Amendment #162
Requires the Secretary of Defense to review the effects on preparedness to provide support to States and territories in connection with natural disasters, threats, and emergencies prior to inactivating any Army watercraft unit.
González-Colón Amendment #163
Directs GAO to complete a study and submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the status of the Federal cleanup and decontamination process in the former military training sites located on the island-municipalities of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico. The study shall include an analysis of the pace of ongoing environmental restoration efforts and potential challenges and alternatives to accelerate the completion of such process.
González-Colón Amendment #164
Expresses the sense of Congress that combating transnational criminal organizations and illicit narcotics trafficking across the transit zone and the Caribbean basin is critical to the national security of the United States and that the Department of Defense (DoD) should work with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and other relevant Federal, State, local, and international partners to improve surveillance capabilities and maximize the effectiveness of counterdrug operations in the region.
Ensures that the United States will eliminate dependency on rare earth materials from China by fiscal year 2035.
Gottheimer Amendment #166
Adds “adversary actions that threaten freedom of navigation on the international waterways, including attacks on foreign ships and crews” to the matters to be studied in the study on Mobility Capability Requirements.
Gottheimer Amendment #167
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to send Congress recommendations to improve the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
Gottheimer Amendment #168
Adds Hamas, Hizballah, Palestine Islamic Jihad, al-Shabaab, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to the organizations prohibited from being provided weapons.
Gottheimer Amendment #169
Adds “anti-Semitism” to the list of questions about workplace experiences on DOD surveys.
Graves, G. Amendment #170
Extends the expiration of the exemption from enhanced competition requirements for no-cost contracts for the purchase of property and services by executive agencies.
Graves, G. Amendment #171
Authorizes the service secretaries to award the Vietnam Service medal to veterans who participated in Operation End Sweep.
Graves, G. Amendment #172
Requires a report regarding management of military commissaries and exchanges to the congressional defense committees.
Graves, G. / Thompson, M. Amendment #173
Allows the National Guard to be reimbursed in a timely manner in response to an emergency declared under the Stafford Act.
Green, M. Amendment
Assesses the availability and usage of the assistance of chaplains, houses of worship, and other spiritual resources for members of the Armed Forces of all self-identified religious affiliations in order to help counter the tragic rate of military suicides.
Haaland Amendment #175
Requiring the Secretaries of Defense and State to report on human rights of Brazil’s security forces in light of potential increased security cooperation.
Haaland Amendment #176
Prohibits the Department of Defense from contracting with companies that do not have a sexual harassment policy.
Parrots the language found in OMB memorandums M-11-32 and M-12-16 as closely as possible, directing agencies to accelerate payment of small business prime contractors to the fullest extent possible, with a goal of 15 days after receipt of proper invoice. Furthermore, the amendment extends this accelerated payment objective to other-than-small prime contractors that subcontract with small businesses on the condition that the prime contractors agree to accelerate payments to their small subcontractors.
Hastings Amendment #178
Requires contractors to submit total Independent Research and Development spending to the Defense Technical Information Center, who will provide access to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency. Further, it requires the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to report to Congress on the cost expended and trends related to Independent Research and Development spending.
Hastings Amendment #179
Requires contractors to submit total Bid and Proposal spending to the Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, who will provide access to the Principal Director for Defense Pricing and Contracting to fulfill DoD reporting requirements.
Hastings Amendment #180
Repeals the Defense Cost Accounting Standards Board as duplicative of the Cost Accounting Standards Board under the Office of Procurement Policy.
Hastings Amendment #181
Establishes a joint Military Transition Outreach Pilot Program for contacting service-members 30, 60, and 90 days post-separation and/or retirement from active duty, to improve communication between the veteran and DoD related to benefits and other general concerns.
Hastings Amendment #182
Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States has strong and enduring interests in the security and prosperity of Oceania and the Western Pacific region and should expeditiously begin negotiations on the renewal of the Compacts of Free Association (COFA).
Heck Amendment #183
Requires the Services as part of their annual financial literacy education briefing, to include information on free credit monitoring available to servicemembers under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
Heck Amendment #184
Improves emergency response, this amendment requires the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Working Group to implement a plan to address any deficiencies with interoperability caused by incompatibility between the DoD communications system and that of and civilian agencies.
Higgins, B. Amendment
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to contribute up to $5 million to the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, a program that offers funding for education and preservation projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources.
Directs the Office of the Secretary of Defense to strengthen the domestic industrial base for small unmanned aircraft systems.
Expressing a Sense of the House of Representatives that the Defense Health Agency should increase research and development efforts regarding bioprinting and biofabricating of human tissues in austere military environments.
Horn Amendment #188
Allows all retired air traffic controllers who are FERS employees and working as instructors or supervisors to keep the annuity they paid into during their careers as air traffic controllers regardless of how many hours a week they work training the next generation of air traffic controllers for the FAA.
Horn Amendment #189
Direct the Department of Defense IG to conduct an audit of each of the military services and DoD agencies as applicable to determine if there has been any excess profit or excessive cost escalation in sole source, commercial depot maintenance contracts, including parts, supplies, equipment and maintenance services.
Increases Air Force RDT&E, Basic Research, University Research Initiatives by $5 million. Decreases Defense-Wide Operation & Maintenance, Operating Forces, Special Operations Command Theater Forces by $5 million.
Houlahan Amendment #192
Allows contracting officers the ability to provide unsuccessful offerors of certain task or delivery orders a brief explanation as to why the offeror lost the award.
Houlahan Amendment #193
Extends death benefits to members of the Armed Forces participating in the Career Intermission Program.
Houlahan Amendment #194
Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress assessing the potential military, intelligence, and logistical threats facing U.S. military infrastructure due to Chinese military assets in Djbouti.
Jackson Lee Amendment #195
Adds report to be submitted within 220 days following enactment on Capacity to Provide Disaster Survivors with Emergency Short Term Housing.
Jackson Lee Amendment #196
Condemns the actions of Boko Haram and directs that the Secretary of Defense submit a report on efforts to combat Boko Haram.
Jackson Lee Amendment #197
Requires Secretary of Defense to report to Congress programs and procedures employed to ensure students studying abroad through Department of Defense National Security Education Programs are trained to recognize, resist, and report against recruitment efforts by agents of foreign governments.
Jackson Lee Amendment #198
Requires report on Maternity Mortality Rates for military members and their dependents.
Jackson Lee Amendment #199
Requires report to be submitted to Congress within 240 days following enactment on the risks posed by debris in low earth orbit and to make recommendations on remediation of risks and outline plans to reduce the incident of space debris.
Jackson Lee Amendment #200
Requires that a report from the Secretary of Defense 240 days after the date of the enactment to the congressional defense committees that accounts for all of the efforts, programs, initiatives, and investments of the Department of Defense to train elementary, secondary, and postsecondary students in fields related to cybersecurity, cyber defense, and cyber operations.
Jackson Lee Amendment #201
Increases funding by $10 million for Other Authorizations, Defense Health Program, for increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Decreases funding for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide by $10 million.
Jackson Lee Amendment #202
Increases funding by $2.5 million for Other Authorizations, Defense Health Program to combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Decreases funding for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide by $2,500,000.
Jackson Lee Amendment #203
Directs the Secretary of Defense to promulgate regulations to ensure that candidates granted admission to attend a military academy undergo screening for speech disorders and be provided the results of the screening test and a list of warfare unrestricted line (URL) Officer positions and occupation specialists that require successful performance on the speech test. Academy students shall have the option of undergoing speech therapy to reduce speech disorders or impediments.
Jackson Lee Amendment #204
Adds to the objectives of the Artificial Intelligence Education Strategy to include instruction on the “opportunities and risks” posed by advancements in AI.
Jayapal Amendment #205
Increases funding by $5,000,000 for operations and maintenance, Defense-wide, administrative and service-wide activities, Office of the Secretary of Defense for the National Guard Suicide Prevention Pilot Program. Decreases funding for the procurement, shipbuilding and conversion, Navy, ship to shore connector by $5,000,000.
Jayapal Amendment #206
Directs federal agencies to initiate debarment proceedings for contractors with repeat and willful wage theft violations.
Adds a requirement to the DOD’s annual report on the military and security developments involving People’s Republic of China about the nature of China and Russia’s strategic cooperation. Specifically, the amendment requires the DOD to include in their annual report an evaluation of what strategic objectives Russia and China share and are acting on and what objectives they misalign on.
Johnson, Eddie Bernice Amendment – 208
Requires an annual update of the climate vulnerability and risk assessment tool by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with requisite Federal agencies.
Johnson, Eddie Bernice Amendment # 209
Adds the inclusion of cultural competence and diversity to the strategy for the recruitment and retention of mental health providers for members of the Armed Forces.
Johnson, Eddie Bernice Amendment #210
Mandates the installation and maintenance of an appropriate number of carbon monoxide detectors in each unit of military family housing on military posts and bases.
Joyce, John Amendment
Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress describing projects awaiting evaluation from the Realty Governance Board and an assessment of the impact such projects would have on the overall security of the requesting installation.
Expands DOD’s authority to operate the youth civil-military STEM program, STARBASE, to allow participation and collaboration with the Coast Guard.
Keating Amendment # 213
Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to ensure the meaningful inclusion of Afghan women in peace negotiations.
Keating Amendment #214
Establishes a coordinator for ISIS detainee issues.
Requires the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to submit a report to Congress on military spouse financial literacy efforts.
Khanna Amendment #216
Increases funding by $10 million for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, Atomic Energy Defense Activities, National nuclear security administration, defense nuclear nonproliferation to be available to develop and prepare a monitoring and verification program related to the phased denuclearization of North Korea, in coordination with relevant international partners and organizations. Decreases funding for the Department of Energy National Security Programs, Stockpile services, production support by $10 million.
Khanna Amendment #217
Expresses a sense of Congress that diplomacy is essential for addressing North Korea’s nuclear program as a military confrontation would pose extreme risks, and the US should pursue a sustained and credible diplomatic process to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea and an end to the 69-year-long Korean War.
Kildee Amendment #218
Requires GAO to conduct a review of DoD’s response to PFAS contamination in and around military bases.
Kildee Amendment #219
Requires the DoD to train service members on the threat posed by foreign misinformation campaigns, including by Russia, that actively target service members and their families.
Kildee Amendment 220
Requires the DoD certify that it is complying with HUD’s regulations to protect service members and their families against lead based paint in military housing. Would also require the DoD to create regulations to allow independent testing of lead hazards in military housing.
Kildee Amendment 221
Requires the DoD to report to Congress on civilian casualties caused by Saudi airstrikes in Yemen and whether the Saudi strikes would have complied with the DoD’s rules of engagement and interpretation of international law.
Kilmer Amendment #222
Directs the Secretary of the Defense to conduct a study on the status of the transition from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to the National Reconnaissance Office of the leadership role in acquiring commercial satellite remote sensing data on behalf of the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
Kilmer Amendment #223
Directs the Secretary of the Navy to enter into an agreement with a Federally funded research and development center with relevant expertise to conduct an assessment of the impacts resulting from the Navy’s suspension in 2016 of the Accelerated Promotion Program. The Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the results of the evaluation by not later than June 1, 2020, and shall provide interim briefings upon request.
Requires an additional requirement in “Matters to be Included” under Section 1246 to require an assessment of China’s expansion of its surveillance state; any correlation of such expansion with its oppression of its citizens and its threat to United States national security interests around the world; and an overview of the extent to which such surveillance corresponds to the overall respect for, or lack thereof, human rights within its own borders.
Prohibits divestiture from the RC26B manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, permits the use of resources authorized by the legislation for support of the RC-26B, allows the National Guard to enter into at least one memorandum of agreement with other federal entities for the purposes of mission support, and requires a report detailing how the Air Force intends to provide manned or unmanned ISR mission support in the event the platform is divested.
Krishnamoorthi Amendment #226
Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide a report to Congress on the effectiveness of readiness contracts in meeting the military’s prescription drug supply needs and how the contractual approach can be a model for responding to drug shortages in the civilian health care market.
Krishnamoorthi Amendment #227
Adds “carbon monoxide,” to Section 2815 of the bill on page 1008.
Krishnamoorthi Amendment #228
Allows the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with workforce development organizations in implementing the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Computer Science and Cybersecurity Program.
Kuster Amendment #229
Requires board for the correction of military records and discharge review boards to consult with a expert in trauma specific to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or spousal abuse when reviewing applicant claims based on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or spousal abuse.
Kuster Amendment #230
Requires members of boards for the correction of military records and discharge review boards receive training in sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, spousal abuse, and the various responses of individuals to trauma.
Kuster Amendment #231
Requires the Secretary of Defense enact policies and procedures to register civilian protection orders on military bases.
Kuster Amendment #232
Requires the Undersecretary for Acquisition and Sustainment submit a report to Congress evaluating service-level best practices for collecting real property data and implement service-wide guidance based off these best practices.
Kuster Amendment #233
Requires GAO complete a study on partnerships between military installations and civilian domestic and sexual violence response organizations to improve collaboration and services provided to survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
LaMalfa Amendment #234
Reaffirms the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians.
Lamb Amendment #235
Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a program on musculoskeletal injury prevention research to identify risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries among members of the Armed Forces and to create a better understanding for adaptive bone formation during initial entry military training.
Lamb Amendment # 236
Requires the Interagency Program Office of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to demonstrate that it has achieved interoperability in the implementation of electronic health records. Requires the Office to manage the configuration of the electronic health records, consult with clinicians, and survey clinicians and patients; defines “interoperability” and “seamless health care”.
Lamborn Amendment #237
Requires a report and brief from Under Secretary of Defense for R&E on potential need for a multi-object kill vehicle (MOKV) in future architecture of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, including: an assessment of technology readiness level of needed components and operational system; cost and comprehensive development and testing schedule to deploy such system by 2025; an assessment of if MOKV was considered in the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program re-baseline as a replacement for future Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) kill vehicles; a concept of operations of how an MOKV capability could be employed and how it compares to alternative GMD interceptors.
Lamborn Amendment #238
Modifies the current bill language to prohibit the use of funds to enter into a global household goods contract until after the Comptroller General reports back to congressional defense committees on a comprehensive study analyzing the effects of outsourcing the defense personal property program to a private entity or entities, a cost-benefit analysis, and recommendations for changes to the strategy.
Langevin Amendment #239
Adds cybersecurity metrics as a required component of acquisitions using the new Section 801 authority: “ESTABLISHMENT OF ACQUISITION PATHWAYS FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AND SOFTWARE UPGRADES.”
Langevin Amendment #240
Requires the President to provide the congressional defense committees with a copy of all National Security Presidential Memorandums relating to DoD operations in cyberspace.
Langevin Amendment #241
Extends Section 1202 of Title 10, support of special operations for irregular warfare, for three years.
Langevin Amendment #242
Strengthens current written notifications of Section 127e of Title 10, support of special operations to combat terrorism.
Larsen Amendment #243
Increases funding for the Defense-Wide, Defense Human Resources Activity by $13,404,000 for Chinese language and culture studies within the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. Decreases funding for the Army Other Procurement, Installation Info Infrastructure MOD Program by $13,404,000.
Larsen Amendment #244
Amends Section 1089 to require the Interagency Working Group to provide best practices to grantees at the time of agreement and to develop a risk mitigation plan.
Larsen Amendment #245
Modifies Section 1091(b) of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to require that the Secretary of Defense develop a transition plan for institutions of higher education to develop independent Chinese language programs.
Lawrence Amendment #246
Requires the Secretary of Defense to share lessons learned and best practices on progress of gender integration implementation in the Armed Forces.
Lawrence Amendment # 247
States that the Secretary of Defense shall require each of the military departments to examine successful strategies in use by foreign military services to recruit and retain women, and to consider potential best practices for implementation in the United States Armed Forces, as recommended by the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.
Lee Amendment #248
Requires DOD to update service branch abuse programs to explicitly include gambling disorder within six months of enactment.
Lee Amendment #249
Clarifies the purpose of the interagency program office to include decision-making on functional, technical, and programmatic activities to promote interoperability of electronic health records and requires the Secretaries of the Departments to allocate sufficient resources and authorities for management of the activities of the office, including budget and staffing. Mandates reports to Congress and the public on the activities of the office.
Expresses a sense of the House of Representatives that it’s critical for the Air Force to have the capability to train against advanced air adversary and that the Air Force’s use of F35As as aggressor aircraft reflects a recognition of the need to field a modernized aggressor fleet. Requires a report from the Air Force on strategy for modernizing the organic aggressor fleet.
Levin Amendment # 251
Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that all incineration of materials containing PFAS is conducted in a manner that eliminates PFAS while also ensuring that no PFAS is emitted into the air; that all incineration is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act; that materials containing PFAS and designated for disposal are stored safely; and that no incineration be conducted at any facility that violated the requirements of the Clean Air Act during the year preceding the date of disposal.
Levin Amendment # 252
Directs GAO to submit a report regarding the number of defense contractors in the last five years who have been found to have committed willful or repeat violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Levin Amendment # 253
Increases by $5 million funding for Navy Basic Research, Naval University Research Initiatives, which improve the quality of defense research at universities and support the education of engineers and scientists in disciplines critical to national defense needs. Decreases funds for Defense-wide Operating Forces, Special Operations Command Theater Forces by $5,000,000.
Levin Amendment # 254
Directs a 1-year independent assessment and 5- year longitudinal study of the Transition Assistance Program, as in Sections 6 and 7 of H.R. 2326.
Levin Amendment #255
Directs the Secretary of Defense to report on the Department’s Combating Trafficking Persons Initiative.
Lieu Amendment # 256
Prohibits in-flight refueling to non-United States aircraft that engage in hostilities in the ongoing civil war in Yemen for two years, or until a specific authorization has been enacted.
Lieu Amendment #257
Requires a report to Congress detailing the U.S. strategy for Libya.
Loebsack Amendment #258
Extends Temporary Installation Reutilization Authority for leasing excess space at Army arsenals, depots, and plants through September 30, 2025. Requires the Secretary of the Army to determine the logistical, information technology, and security requirements to create an internal listing service of Army assets available for lease at Arsenals, depots, and plants.
Loebsack Amendment #259
Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an assessment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as Maintenance and Manufacturing (STEM) workforce for organizations within the DOD, identify the types and quantities of STEM jobs needed to support future mission work, and identify a plan of action to address the STEM jobs gap.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Department of Defense may continue to consider and select heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems that utilize variable refrigerant flow as an option for use in Department of Defense facilities.
Expands an already existing Department of Defense reporting requirement on solid rocket motors to include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Lujan Amendment #262
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.
Lujan Amendment #263
Directs Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office to write a report on the feasibility and benefits of a multiyear entrepreneurial fellowship program. The report will include information on the program’s costs, benefits, and plan for implementation.
Lujan Amendment #264
Amends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include a Congressional apology to the states of New Mexico, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nevada, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Luria Amendment #265
Calls attention to musculoskeletal injuries, one of the top injuries facing warfighters, recognizes the importance of tissue repair innovations for these injuries, and encourages continued research and innovation that is occurring within the Navy’s Wound Care Research program.
Luria Amendment #266
Directs the Department of Defense to conduct a study on how it could enter into more energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs).
Reestablishes the Commission on Wartime Contracting and requires it to to examine federal agency contracting funded by OCO; federal agency contracting for the logistical support of coalition forces operating under the 2001 or 2002 AUMF; and federal agency contracting for the performance of security functions in countries where coalition forces are operating under the 2001 or 2002 AUMF.
Improves the ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces to seek state veterans’ services by enabling them to elect to have their DD-214 shared with county veterans service officers.
Maloney Amendment #269
Ensures the availability of certain medical services at U.S. Service Academies, including emergency room services, orthopedic services, general surgery services and gynecological services.
Expands eligibility of military MWR housing in order to give financial relief to allow Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) who temporarily lose housing allowance while on mandatory Home Leave status to rent military housing.
Exempts from the calculation of monthly income a disabled veteran’s disability payments from the VA and DoD during bankruptcy proceedings.
Increases by $11 million funding for Other Authorizations, Defense Health Program, Consolidated Health Support for the Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program. Decreases funding for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, Office of the Secretary of Defense by $11 million.
McKinley Amendment #273
Adds the Secretary of Energy to the list of people the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should consult when establishing guidance as outlined in Section 807 – Acquisition and Disposal of Certain Rare Earth Materials.
McKinley – 274
Clarifies that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment should not acquire items simply containing rare earth materials but should instead focus on acquiring materials with high concentrations of rare earth materials.
McKinley – 275
Clarifies that the guidance for best value contracting methods should consider if and when sole source contracts with universities or other entities are appropriate.
McKinley – 276
Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress regarding the resources and authorities the Secretary determines necessary to identify the effects of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program on graduates of that program during the five years immediately preceding the date of the report.
Requires the Department of Defense to submit a plan to reduce facility water consumption intensity by 2 percent annually through the end of fiscal year 2025.
Meadows Amendment #278
Requires a report on the feasibility of revising the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to include requirements relating to “consumption-based solutions” to provide capabilities that are metered and billed based on actual usage, with the ability to scale capacity up or down, in line with defense acquisition system reforms identified by the Section 809 Panel created by the FY2016 NDAA.
Meadows Amendment #279
Makes delinquent or unpaid federal taxes one of the data elements federal contractors are required to disclose and periodically update in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).
Meadows Amendment #280
Authorizes the service acquisition executive of the relevant military department, in administering software acquisition pathways, to delegate responsibilities under Sec. 801(d) to a program executive officer (or equivalent) to facilitate more rapid acquisition of software applications and software upgrades.
Meadows Amendment #281
Requires a briefing from the Secretary of Defense detailing how the Trusted Capital Marketplace pilot program will 1) align with critical defense requirements and 2) become self-sustaining.
Meadows Amendment #282
Establishes that it is the policy of the United States to prevent the financing of alShabaab by combatting illicit trafficking and encouraging compliance with international bans on trafficked goods which finance al-Shabaab. Requires a Defense and State Department report on: a) the previous and current engagement of the departments with relevant national and subnational governments, b) recommendations to end trafficking that finances al-Shabaab, and c) the underlying forces leading to continued widespread trafficking.
Meadows Amendment #283
Expresses the sense of Congress that the ability of Mongolia, a consistent troop contributor to United States combat operations and partner of NATO, to protect its sovereignty, democracy, and ability to pursue an independent foreign policy is relevant to the national security interests of the United States.
Meng Amendment #284
Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report on the number of military installations that may have lead service lines, what steps DOD has taken to replace such lines, and whether DOD has established an awareness campaign to inform military service members and their families of these service lines.
Meng Amendment #285
Permits any member of the armed services who gives birth to be exempt from deployment for 12 months after such birth unless they request deployment. Current bill text only covers members who give birth while on active duty.
Meng Amendment #286
Permanently authorizes the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program.
Adds a provision stating that the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient will be permitted to lay in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol upon death.
Applies the FY18 NDAA’s increase of the micro-purchase threshold to acquisitions conducted through the issuance of task and delivery orders under multiple award contracts.
Moore Amendment #289
Expresses the sense of Congress about the need for the leadership of the National Capital Consortium Psychiatry Residency program to maintain a workplace free of racial, gender or other forms of discrimination or harassment.
Moore Amendment #290
Calls for a report and recommendations from the Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency on the need for and/or benefits of constructing new or maintaining direct fuel pipeline connections at appropriate Air National Guard and Reserve Installations including any barriers that may impede such projects.
Increases funding by $5,000,000 for Weapons Activities, Inertial Confinement Fusion ignition and High Yield, facility operations and target production, to support laser direct drive. Decreases funding Weapons Activities, Stockpile Services, for management, technology, and production by $5,000,000.
Requires the Department of Defense to report to Congress on the number of its medical providers who were dropped by their medical malpractice insurers prior to being employed by DOD.
Murphy Amendment #293
Adds a new section to Title II (RDT&E), Subtitle C (Reports and Other Matters) requiring the Secretary of Defense to contract with a federally funded research and development center to prepare a report for the congressional defense committees on the development of hypersonic weapons capabilities by foreign nations and the threat posed by such capabilities to United States territory, forces and overseas bases, and allies.
Murphy Amendment #294
Makes a technical correction to Section 1108 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 115-232) to enable federal agencies to use expedited hiring authority for post-secondary students in the manner intended by Section 1108.
Increases funding by $50 million for the operation and maintenance, Defense-wide, Admin & Srvwide Activities, Civil Military Programs for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. This would match the program’s 2020 funding of $200 million in HR 2740, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. Decreases funding for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide by $50 million.
Norman Amendment #296
Revises the effective date of a DoD pilot program on bid protests to ensure DoD has audited business systems in place prior to initiating the pilot program.
Norman Amendment #297
Authorizes a public-private pilot program to train and place veterans as cybersecurity personnel with the DoD.
O’Halleran Amendment #298
Includes the U.S. Naval Observatory and its associated facilities in the DOD’s “Master Plan for Infrastructure Required to Support Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Missions (Title II, Subtitle C, Sec. 232)”.
O’Halleran Amendment #299
Requires DOD and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to submit a report to Congress on the implementation and results of DHA’s June 2018 guidance on first fill opioid prescriptions to TRICARE beneficiaries for acute post-operative pain.
Omar Amendment #300
Requires contractors performing DoD contracts in foreign countries to report possible cases of gross violations of human rights.
Omar Amendment #301
Prohibits the use of funds to establish any permanent military base or installation in Somalia.
Panetta Amendment #302
Authorizes the Army to carry out a pilot program to construct new military housing in diverse climate regions in the United States utilizing the All-American Abode design by the United States Military Academy.
Panetta Amendment #303
Requires a report on the legal services the Department of Defense may provide to servicemembers harmed by a health or environmental hazard while living in military housing and dissemination of the information at all U.S. installations.
Panetta Amendment #304
Requires the Department of Defense to provide a plan to improve the collection and monitoring of information, both financial and non-financial, regarding intergovernmental support agreements.
Panetta Amendment #305
Requires a report on the efforts of the Department of Defense to improve innovation investments and management.
Panetta Amendment #306
Expresses sense of Congress that the Army should continue to invest in research, development, test, and evaluation programs to mature future vertical lift technologies.
Panetta Amendment #307
Provides a full military honors ceremony – including funeral escort platoon, military band, firing party, and horse-drawn caisson – to Medal of Honor recipients and Prisoners of War eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Panetta Amendment #308
Reaffirms strong Congressional support for NATO and prohibits the use of funds to withdraw from the alliance.
Panetta Amendment #309
Improves coordination between the federal government, industry, and academia to ensure global superiority of the United States in quantum information science necessary for meeting national security requirements.
Creates an online clearinghouse of information for members of the Armed Services to find information about exposure to PFAS and treatment for associated health conditions.
Makes technical changes to the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health within the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and extends the authorization for the Office of the Ombudsman.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on the threat information sharing between the Department and the Defense Industrial Base, including academic institutions.
Peters Amendment #313
Establishes a pilot program to provide friends and family of servicemembers a better understanding of the rigors, challenges, and needs associated with military service.
Phillips Amendment #314
Instructs the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide a report to the Committee on Armed Services and other committees, describing the detailed military capabilities of China and Russia. The report must include a survey of any national training centers and an evaluation of the respective nation’s military and logistical readiness relative to those of the United States. The Defense Intelligence Agency may make use of or add to any existing reports completed by the Agency in order to respond to the reporting requirement.
Phillips Amendment #315
Requires the Secretary of the Army to submit a report to congress, listing any areas, such as Nike missile sites, that were once used by the military and that have since been reassigned to local governments, as well as the nature of any pollutants that remain on these lands as a result of the military’s activities.
Directs DOD to ensure that Sexual Assault Response Coordinators advise servicemembers who report instances of military sexual trauma about the eligibility of such members for health and benefits services at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Requires a report regarding transition from Overseas Housing Allowance to Basic Allowance for Housing for servicemembers in the U.S. territories.
Requires a report from the President on the status of deconfliction channels with Iran to prevent miscalculation.
Porter Amendment #319
Requires the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment to investigate all reports of reprisals against a member of the Armed Forces for reporting an issue relating to a privatized military housing unit.
Porter Amendment #320
Preserves the requirement for the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation to produce a public annual report.
Porter Amendment #321
Increases funding by $5,000,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation, Army Basic Research, Army University Research Initiatives. Decreases funding for research, development, test and evaluation, system development & demonstration, integrated personnel and pay system – Army by $5,000,000.
Porter Amendment #322
Allows servicemembers to have a private right of action in the event that credit reporting bureaus engage in misconduct related to free credit monitoring.
Porter Amendment #323
Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop partnerships with civilian academic medical centers and teaching hospitals to improve combat casualty care for personnel of the Armed Forces.
Porter Amendment #324
Makes spouses and other dependents of active duty members of the Armed Forces eligible for the Direct Employment Pilot Program.
Enables DOD to award three-year competitive grants to DODEA schools and to local education agencies that host a JROTC program for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of world language programs in elementary and secondary schools.
Establishes a pilot program on partnerships with civilian organizations for specialized medical skills training program and advanced orthopedic skills training.
Requires DOD to provide a report looking into the feasibility of establishing a high level, interagency U.S.-Taiwan working group for coordinating responses to merging issues related to cybersecurity.
Rice Amendment #328
Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to conduct an assessment of the impact that the construction of any planned or proposed border wall would have on the volume of illegal narcotics entering the United States.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to Develop a plan, cost estimate, and schedule for a pilot program to train skilled technicians for immediate placement in the defense industrial base, including critical shipbuilding skills such as welding, metrology, quality assurance, machining, and additive manufacturing.
Provides clarity that the authority in section 1521 can be used for the specific purposes enumerated in (H) and (I) in order to give more flexibility for CSTC-A to pursue some of the programs they believe will be helpful.
Ruiz Amendment #331
Requires DOD to conduct an implementation plan to phase out the use of the 9 burn pits included in the DOD report on burn pits to Congress issued in April 2019.
Ruiz Amendment #332
Require DOD to provide Congress and the VA with a list of the locations of military bases, posts, forward operating bases, combat outposts, and any other locations at which open air burn pits have been used.
Ruiz Amendment #333
Requires DOD to provide a detailed report to Congress on the status, methodology, and culmination timeline of all the research and studies being conducted to assess the health effects of burn pits.
Ruiz Amendment #334
Requires DOD to implement mandatory training for all medical providers working under DOD on the potential health effects of burn pits and its early detection, as well as other airborne hazards, such as PFAS, mold, or depleted uranium.
Rutherford Amendment #335
Amends the recurring report required by the FY 2019 NDAA to include an evaluation on the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program for female members of the Armed Forces.
Rutherford Amendment #336
Provides U.S. Special Operations Command procurement authority for Light Attack aircraft in support of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Combat Air Advisor (CAA) mission. It also directs the Secretary of the Air Force to obligate, or transfer to USSOCOM, the necessary funds that have been made available for light attack aircraft to procure the required number of aircraft for Air Combat Command’s Air Ground Operations School and AFSOC’s CAA mission.
Allows community college students holding or expecting to receive an associate degree to apply for the new Technology and National Security Fellowship program authorized in Section 239 of the bill. Currently the bill limits eligibility to individuals holding or expecting to receive an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Tasks the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to analyze all contracts and task orders that provide private security firms access to U.S. theaters of military operations in order to compile a report that will inform Congress about the size of the contracting force; the total value of the contracts; the number of persons operating on the contracts that have been wounded or killed; and the disciplinary actions that have been taken against individual contractors.
Schiff Amendment #339
Authorizes inclusion on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of the names of seventy-four crew members of the USS Frank E. Evans killed on June 3, 1969.
Schiff Amendment #340
Authorizes military judges in any proceeding of a military commission at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to order arrangements for remote public viewing of the proceedings via internet.
Authorizes for five years the Boots to Business program which helps transitioning service members and veterans become entrepreneurs and create jobs through a standardized threestep entrepreneurship training track while giving access to resources in their local communities. This program currently runs as a collaboration between the Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development and the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program.
Schrader Amendment #342
Exempts members of the Armed Forces who voluntarily separated from active duty, are involuntarily recalled, and incur a 100 percent service-connected disability during that time from the requirement to repay voluntary separation pay.
Schrader Amendment #343
Calls for recently separated servicemembers to receive a notice of their rights under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act 180 days following the end of their military service.
Schrader Amendment #344
Requires the DOD Chief Management Officer to release public versions of the mandated cost savings reports submitted to Congress.
Directs the Secretary of the Navy to adhere to competitive procedures to better ensure small and medium defense contractors can compete with respect to any task order or delivery order issued for a dual aircraft carrier contract for CVN-80 and CVN-81.
Scott Amendment #346
Requires all military chaplains receive their religious endorsement badge or insignia upon their commissioning.
Scott Amendment #347
Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on the status of each of the 91 priority recommendations that the Secretary has not implemented in report GAO19-366SP. If the reasoning for not implementing a recommendation is funding, then the Secretary must provide the estimated cost for such implementation.
Requires that all OC-135B Open Skies Treaty aircraft recapitalization request for proposals (RFP) be open to a full competitive bidding process from a wide variety of contracts, including those that prioritize existing recently manufactured low-hour/low-cycle aircraft. The RFP shall be open to including recently used aircraft, or parts of aircraft, in addition to “new” aircraft from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
Adds a sense of Congress regarding improving U.S.-India defense cooperation and requires a report on cooperation in the Western Indian Ocean.
Expresses the sense of Congress that Army Contracting Command – New Jersey plays a vital role in support of major weapons, armaments, and ammunition systems for the Army and other Department of Defense customers.
Expands U.S. funding for the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to $125 million in order to expand their military and cyber-security infrastructure. This will protect them and Europe from Russia’s continuing aggression in the region.
Smith, Adam Amendment #352
Authorizes the Department of Energy to impose civil penalties on contractors who retaliate against nuclear safety whistleblowers.
Smith, Adam Amendment #353
Prohibits the use of funds by the Department of Energy for applying its interpretation of high-level radioactive waste with respect to waste located in the State of Washington.
Smith, Christopher Amendment #354
Requires a pilot program on a one-stop online application to assist members of the Armed Forces and veterans participating in the Transition Assistance Program.
Smith, Christopher Amendment #355
Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to initiate an investigation into the Department’s possible involvement in the bioweaponization of ticks and other insects.
Smith, Christopher Amendment #356
Requires GAO to conduct a study of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its practices and protocols for identifying misclassification at federal construction projects.
Soto Amendment #357
Increases funding for the manufacturing science and technology program by $5 million for anti-tamper heterogeneous integrated microelectronics. Reduces funding for Army procurement by $5 million.
Soto Amendment #358
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish trusted supply chain and operational security standards for the purchase of microelectronics products and services by the Department.
Soto Amendment #359
Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct, and submit to Congress, an assessment to determine the required size and composition of its operational medical and dental personnel who support the wartime mission.
Soto Amendment #360
Directs the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to provide to the congressional defense committees a briefing on the potential use of distributed ledger technology for defense purposes
Spanberger Amendment #361
Requires the President’s report under Sec. 1264 of the NDAA for FY18 include a list of foreign forces, groups, and individuals for which a determination has been made that force could legally be used under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, including the legal and factual basis, whether force has been used, and the criteria for designating an individual as lawfully targetable.
Spanberger Amendment #362
Requires that the Secretary of Defense upgrade the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations in order to confront the misuse of DoD computer networks to access and trade child pornography. Also requires DoD to enter into collaborative agreements with appropriate government and child protection and other organizations.
Speier Amendment #363
Increases funding by $5,206,997 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense Security Service for the purposes of procurement of advanced cyber threat detection sensors, hunt and response mechanisms, and commercial cyber threat intelligence to ensure Defense Industrial Base networks remain protected from nation state adversaries. Decreases other procurement, Air Force, Integrated personnel and pay system by $5,206,997.
Speier Amendment #364
Allows the Secretary of Defense to refer military members for mental health services within the TRICARE network if services cannot be provided at a military medical facility within 15 days.
Renames the Lejeune High School at Camp Lejeune for recently deceased Congressman and member of the House Armed Services Committee, Walter B. Jones.
Stanton Amendment #366
Allows certain veterans who are enrolled in their respective service’s Wounded Warriors Program to continue their enrollment in the Military Services Adaptive Sports Programs for an additional year after separation.
Requires the Secretary of the Navy to submit a report to the appropriate congressional defense committees a report on the feasibility of doing maintenance work on naval vessels at shipyards other than shipyards in the vessels’ homeport.
Stefanik Amendment #368
Updates the title of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security to match and reflect the OUSD(I)’s existing responsibility for conducting the Department’s security mission over the last several years.
Stefanik Amendment #369
Provides a technical correction to the Catch a Serial Offender Program and preserves the nature of a restricted report of military sexual assault.
Stefanik Amendment #370
Makes a technical change to a provision in last year’s NDAA that requires a consolidated budget display for small business research grants; the clarification adds Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
Directs the Department of Defense to submit an annual report on findings of the Millennium Cohort Study regarding the gynecological and perinatal health of servicewomen. The report must include completed, ongoing, and proposed research on the gynecological and perinatal health of women servicemembers in addition to areas in need of improvement and what steps the Department of Defense is taking to meet those needs.
Requires the Secretary of the Navy to conduct a third-party quality review of all radium testing conducted by contractors at locations where the Navy is undertaking projects and activities relating to environmental cleanup.
Takano Amendment #373
Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on its current and future plans to consolidate Defense Media Activity. Prohibits funding for such consolidation until at least 180 days have elapsed following the day on which the Secretary of Defense submits the required report.
Thompson Amendment #374
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide no more than $250,000 per fiscal year for the maintenance, preservation and operation of the Mare Island Naval Cemetery, in Vallejo, California. The amendment stipulates that the funding can only be provided to a historic preservation foundation, designated by the City of Vallejo, which will administer the funds and manage the cemetery on a day-to-day basis.
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.
Torres Amendment #376
Requires the DoD to establish a pilot program to provide broadband access to military families and medical facilities on remote or isolated military installations.
Torres Amendment #377
Directs the National Security Commission on Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Serving Institutions, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to make available a list identifying eligible institutions.
Torres Amendment #378
Requires the President to impose sanctions on Central American officials previously named in reports to Congress.
Torres Amendment #379
Prohibits the provision of vehicles to joint task forces including the Ministry of Defense or the Ministry of the Interior of Guatemala, unless the Secretary of Defense has certified to appropriate Congressional committees that such ministries have made a credible commitment to only use such vehicles for their intended purpose.
Torres Amendment #380
Mandates the Department of Defense provide a briefing on its efforts to address manipulated media content, specifically deepfakes, from adversarial sources. Increases funding by $5 million for the research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-wide, applied research, SOF technology development, for the Department of Defense’s Media Forensics Program. Decreases funding for research, development, test, and evaluation, Air Force, operational systems development, Air Force integrated personnel and pay systems by $5 million.
Torres Amendment #381
Requires the Department of Defense, in consultation with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, to develop policies to assist small- and mid-sized manufacturers to meet cybersecurity requirements.
Turner Amendment #382
Requires the Secretary of Defense to enter into agreements with municipalities or municipal drinking water utilities located adjacent to military installations to share monitoring data relating to perfluoroalkyl substances, polyfluoroalkyl substances, and other emerging contaminants collected on military installations.
Turner Amendment #383
Requires the President to prescribe regulations pertaining to the expansion of matters that may be reviewed by military judges and military magistrates prior to the referral of charges in the interest of efficiency in military justice.
Turner Amendment #384
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a policy that preserves the victims preference for a restricted report in the event a sexual assault allegation was inadvertantly disclosed or reported by an unprotected third party.
Turner Amendment # 385
Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish comprehensive training standards for Commanders on their role as it pertains to all stages of military justice in connection with the sexual assault by servicemembers against servicemembers.
Turner Amendment #386
Strikes the provision relating to the prohibition on the use of funds for the deployment of lowyield ballistic missile warheads and requires the SECDEF to certify on the availability of proportional response options.
Velazquez Amendment #387
Requires a report as to the number of contracts awarded to program participants under the Small Business Program prescribed in 15 USC 637(a).
Velazquez Amendment #388
Provides permanent authorization to the Department of Defense Mentor Protegé Program and requires annual submission of reports regarding the Program.
Velazquez Amendment #389
Amends subsection 15(x) of the Small Business Act to allow prime contractors the ability to double the value of a subcontract for purposes of the subcontracting goals.
Velazquez Amendment #390
Amends subsection 15(x) of the Small Business Act granting small businesses in the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands the contracting credit provided therein.
Wagner Amendment #391
Instructs the Secretary of Defense to brief the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate on the utility and feasibility of establishing a multinational regional security education center based in Southeast Asia to offer year-round training and educational courses for Indo-Pacific civilian and military security personnel, including English language training, rule of law and legal studies, security, governance and institution-building courses, and budget and procurement training.
Wagner Amendment #392
Requires that all foreign persons receiving training in IMET professional military education programs participate in human rights training.
Allows Air Force reserve component personnel to provide pilot training and instruction to address our nation’s pilot shortage.
Recognizes the honorable service of military working dogs and soldier handlers in the Tactical Explosive Detection Dog (TEDD) program and encourages the Army to prioritize adoption of the dogs to former TEDD handlers.
Waters Amendment #395
Increases funding by $10,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, Department of Defense Education Activity for assistance to schools with significant numbers of military dependent students in order to further support local educational agencies that serve military communities and families. Decreases funding for Procurement, Shipbuilding and conversion, Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Ships, shore connector by $10,000,000.
Waters Amendment #396
Directs the Department of Defense to produce an assessment of the Direct Employment Pilot Program’s minority outreach efforts, participation outcomes, and participation rates for individuals specified under subsection (a).
Waters Amendment #397
Requires applicable emerging technologies procured and used by the Department of Defense to be tested for algorithmic bias and potential discriminatory outcome.
Welch Amendment #398
Requires the Department of Defense to semiannually report on monitoring and evaluation measures of direct government-to-government assistance provided to the government of Afghanistan.
Welch Amendment #399
Requires the Department of Defense to annually report on direct government-to-government assistance provided to the government of Afghanistan.
Welch Amendment #400
Authorizes assistance for deployment-related support of members of the Armed Forces undergoing deployment and their families beyond the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
Require a GAO report on the feasibility of establishing a program for members of the Armed Forces transitioning to civilian intelligence employment.
Requires the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to establish a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) and partner with Academic Health Centers to focus on the unique challenges wounded servicemembers experience. Emphasis should be placed on research that reduces dependency on opioids, develops novel pain management and mental health strategies, and leverages partnerships with industry and medical device manufacturers to advance promising technologies for wounded servicemembers.
Establishes a Cable Security Fleet of United States-documented cable vessels in order to provide installation, maintenance, and repair of submarine cables and related equipment.
Technical change to counter-UAS provision ensuring Congressional oversight.
Young Amendment #405
Provides for a strategic Arctic port designation following a comprehensive DoD evaluation and report
Young Amendment #406
Requires the Secretary of the Army to assess cold weather training requirements and develop a plan to increase and expand cold weather training opportunities.
Young Amendment # 407
Requires an independent study and report of Chinese Arctic foreign direct investment, with a focus on the effects of Chinese foreign direct investment on U.S. national security and near peer competition in the Arctic.
Increases funding by $100,000,000 for military construction to assist military installations recovering from earthquakes and other natural disasters in 2019 and requires an earthquake damaged infrastructure restoration master plan be submitted to Congress. Decreases funding for: Defense Agencies planning and design at various worldwide locations by $40,000,000, Defense Agencies unspecified minor construction at various worldwide locations by $10,000,000, Air Force planning and design at various worldwide locations by $20,000,000, Army planning and design at various worldwide locations by $20,000,000, Navy planning and design at various worldwide locations by $10,000,000.
Sherrill Amendment #409
Increases by $5 million the authorized funding for Defense Health Program, Undistributed, TRICARE lead level screening and testing for children. Decreases funding for Procurement of Wheeled and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army, for Bradley Program (MoD) by $5 million.
Kildee Amendment #410
Increasing funding by $5 million for the Total Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, Detection of Perfluorinated Compounds for the first year of a five-year study by the USGS to survey for PFAS contamination across the country. Decreases funding for the Procurement of Wheeled and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army, for Bradley Program (MoD) by $5 million.
LaMalfa Amendment #411
Prohibits funds from being used by the U.S. Air Force for the removal of the Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter Radar (OTHB) station located in Modoc County, CA.
Luria Amendment #412
Assists employees during the relocation process.
Phillips Amendment #413
Instructs SECDEF to author a report that prioritizes the list of agencies and/or programs in need of funds under Section 385 to Title 10 of U.S. Code, as well as a justification as to why the money is necessary/beneficial.
Porter Amendment #414
Requires a study on the feasibility and effectiveness of routine neuroimaging modalities in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of brain injury among servicemembers due to blast pressure exposure during combat and training.
Porter Amendment #415
Requires a GAO report on defense business processes including analyzing the DOD’s development of a culture that recognizes the important of business processes and reengineering initiatives necessary to achieve improved financial management.
Increases by $2 million the funding limitation for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Dingell Amendment #418
Requires the Department of Defense to enter into cooperative agreements with states to mitigate PFAS contamination resulting from their facilities.
Cunningham Amendment #419
Makes changes to the Defense Access Roads program to authorize funding towards water management infrastructure; the enhancement or improvement of eligible infrastructure; and infrastructure affected, or projected to be affected, by natural disasters, recurrent flooding, or other environmental conditions. Also expands funding eligibility to roads to air or sea ports that are necessary for the deployment or sustainment of troops, equipment, or supplies.
Requires imposition of sanctions on drug manufacturers who knowingly provide synthetic opioids to traffickers, transnational criminal organizations who mix fentanyl with other drugs and traffic them into the U.S., and financial institutions that assist such entities. Authorizes new funding to U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies while establishing a Commission on Synthetic Opioid Trafficking to monitor U.S. efforts.
Omar Amendment #421
Specifies that the DoD plan for diversity in hiring, promotion, and retention should include plans for hiring, promoting, and retaining racial minorities, women, religious minorities, immigrants, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people with disabilities.
Imposes secondary sanctions to cut off Pyongyang’s ability to finance its weapons programs by requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit, or impose strict conditions on, correspondent or payable-through accounts held in the U.S. by foreign financial institutions that knowingly deal with persons involved in trade or other support for North Korea.
Khanna Amendment #423
Prohibits unauthorized military force in or against Iran.
Lee Amendment #424
Repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243; 50 USC. 1541).
Lee 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.
Engel Amendment #426
Ensures reporting to Congress when U.S. forces are involved in hostilities if the President has not determined that the involvement is authorized by Congress and has not reported it pursuant to the War Powers Resolution.
Engel Amendment #427
Improves congressional oversight of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) by requiring the President to submit reports and provide briefings on actions related to that authority.
Garcia 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.
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.
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.
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.
Requires the EPA to list PFAS chemicals has hazardous substances under CERCLA within one year.
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):
Smith (WA) Amendment #1
Increases oversight and transparency of civilian casualties.
Speier Amendment #3
Requires that qualifications for eligibility to serve in an armed force account only for the ability of an individual to meet gender-neutral occupational standards and not include any criteria relating to the race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation) of an individual.
Speier Amendment #6
Enhances access to high-quality family planning education by requiring DOD to establish a standardized educational program across all branches of the military to be provided during the first year of service for a member.
Brindisi Amendment #9
Reinstates the Berry Amendment’s DoD domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware, also adding a “dinner ware” domestic sourcing requirement. Provides for a one-year phase-in period.
Torres Amendment #10
Prohibits the President from removing items from Categories 1-3 of the United States Munitions List.
Connolly Amendment #11
Prohibits the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management.
Shalala Amendment #14
Requires the DOD Secretary to publish on its website the distribution of DOD Tuition Assistance Funds at institutions of higher education; audit any proprietary institution receiving DOD Tuition Assistance funds that fails to meet the Financial Responsibility Standards in the Higher Education Act of 1965 under Section 498(c) and publish the results of the audit on its website.
Omar Amendment #17
Requires reporting on financial costs and national security benefits for overseas military operations, including permanent military installations and bases.
Smith (WA)/Clark Amendment #19
Amends the current statutory prohibition on members of Congress contracting with the federal government to include the President, Vice President, and any Cabinet member.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.