TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
12:00 p.m. Morning Hour

2:00 p.m. Legislative Business

Unlimited “One Minutes” Per Side

First Votes: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Last Votes: 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED

IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedures

Suspension (1 bill):

  1. H.R. 3253 – Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Dingell – Energy and Commerce)

This bill extends the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration and the protections against spousal impoverishment for partners of recipients of Medicaid home- and community-based services for 4 1/2 years.  It allows Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to investigate patient abuse and neglect in home- and community-based settings.  It extends the Excellence in Mental Health demonstration through December 2021 and requires a recommendation on the program from the Secretary by June 2021. Finally, it closes a loophole to ensure that drug companies pay appropriate rebates to the Medicaid program

Members are advised that following suspension debate, the House will resume consideration of amendments to H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Defense, State, and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, beginning with Division C (Defense).  Members should be prepared to offer their amendment at the appropriate time. 

**Members are advised that the House will continue consideration of amendments to H.R. 2740 after last votes. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed.

Under a Rule (1 bill):

Continue Consideration of H.R. 2740 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations

This bill is a package of four bills reported by the Appropriations Committee for FY2020, and is the first set of FY2020 appropriations bills the House will consider this year.

Defense Materials:

The Defense bill provides $690 billion, a decrease  of $8 billion below the President’s request, and includes a 3.1% military pay raise, prohibits the Trump Administration’s attempts to reprogram funds to the border wall at our troops’ expense, rejects the President’s $98 billion Overseas Contingency Operations gimmick, directs the removal of U.S. Armed Forces from hostilities in Yemen, states that nothing in the bill may be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran, and sunsets the Authorization for the Use of Military Force passed following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Defense bill.

Click here for a summary of the Defense bill.

Click here for the Committee Report.

Division C (Defense) amendments to be considered today:

Stewart Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding for Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $200,000 to ensure that military working dogs are returned to the United States upon completion of their service to our soldiers abroad.

Young Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Decreases the Defense Wide Operations and Maintenance Account by $8,500,000. Increases the Air Force Operations and Maintenance account by $8,500,000, to bolster defensive cyberspace operations by supporting additional Mission Defense Teams.

Engel Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes Section 9015 which prohibits funds to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems to Ukraine.

Smith (NJ) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Decreases Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $2,000,000. Increases Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account by $2,000,000  for Tickborne Disease research.

Eshoo Amendment #10 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force account by $9,500,000 in order to develop flexible imaging technologies, wearable biochemical sensing, point-of-care in low-resource environments, and en-route medical technologies to treat wounded warfighters.

Eshoo Amendment #11 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program by $2,000,000 for peer-reviewed pancreatic cancer research. Decreases Defense-wide Operation and Maintenance by $2,000,000.

Jackson Lee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund by $2,000,000 to provide the Secretary of Defense the flexibility needed for technical assistance for U.S. military women to military women in other countries combating violence targeting women and children as a weapon of war, terrorism, human trafficking, and narcotics trafficking.

Langevin Amendment #13 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Navy by $10,000,000 for common mount development of the Naval Railgun. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $10,000,000 from the Strategic Capabilities Office.

Langevin Amendment #14 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program by $10,000,000 to fund the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $10,000,000.

Langevin Amendment #15 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $2,000,000 for civics education grants under the National Defense Education Program. Grants will fund the development and evaluation of civics education programs at Department of Defense domestic schools. Decreases Other Procurement, Air Force by $2,000,000.

Graves/Gabbard Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $5,000,000 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II.

Moore Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard to fund Air National Guard Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization programs by $2,500,000.

Wilson (SC)/ Lamb Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army by $4,800,000 to support mitigating musculoskeletal injury risk and optimizing bone and muscle adaptation for military physical training. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $4,800,000.

Lipinski Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $10,000,000 in order to redirect $10,000,000 within the RDTE account to be used for the National Security Innovation Network, for the purpose of expanding the Hacking for Defense course to more universities across the United States.

Walberg Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits any funds under the Defense Division to be made available for the Taliban.

Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prevents DoD from spending funds to implement ban on open transgender service.

Schweikert Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increasing funding for the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $1,000,000 for research and development of distributed ledger technologies for defense applications. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army by $1,000,000.

Carson Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Defense-wide Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $4,000,000 in order to fund DoD’s HBCU program. This will further help facilitate DoD’s investments in the physical science, mathematics, and engineering programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their corresponding national security benefits.

Amash / Lofgren Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Makes significant policy changes to collection activities under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) meant to make it more difficult for the National Security Agency (NSA) to acquire internet communications of a foreign intelligence target in communication with someone in the United States. Although the NSA already does not reverse target U.S. persons, the amendment includes a new test for the certification of acquisition that may make FISA collection impracticable.

Garamendi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Requires domestic sourcing of components for the third and subsequent ships of the Frigate program.

Barr Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve by $2,000,000, for Operation and Maintenance, Army by $2,000,000, and for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard by $2,000,000 to be used for training support to improve readiness between components. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $6,000,000.

Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $1,500,000 for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) program. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Space Force by $1,500,000.

Dingell Amendment #28 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the outlay for the Fisher House Foundation by $5,000,000 through a general provision. Decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $7,700,000.

Dingell Amendment #29 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account for research, development, test, and evaluation by $20 million for arthritis research within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Decreases the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account for Operation and Maintenance by $20,000,000.

Bera Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Cooperative Threat Reduction Account by $20,000,000 for DoD funding to partner nations to help them prevent, detect, and respond to biological threats and infectious disease before they come to the U.S. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $20,000,000.

Moulton Amendment #31 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Navy account by $4,300,000 in order to restore the United States Sea Cadet Corps’ funding to historic levels. The Sea Cadet Corps is a congressionally-chartered, U.S. Navy-based youth military program that promotes interest in the military and seamanship, as well as aviation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Moulton Amendment #32 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account by $3,000,000 funding in order to restore funding for the Young Marines to historic levels. The Young Marines are a youth military program that partners with the DEA, Military Services, and other national service organization, to develop 8-18 year old members into responsible citizens and leaders.

Kuster Amendment #33 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Other Procurement, Navy by $5,333,000 for funding to upgrade submarine life support systems. Decreases Procurement, Defense-Wide by $5,333,000.

Kuster Amendment #34 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $5,000,000 in order to support funding to develop lead-free defense electronics to ensure the defense industry can integrate cutting edge civilian technology to meet military requirements.

Emmer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $3,000,000 for Defense-Wide Demilitarization Systems to develop a waterjet system to defeat a munition’s chemical, biological, or explosive ordnance without removing the munition in theater, in accordance with Department of Defense recommendations. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Air Force by $3,000,000.

Brownley Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Navy by $3,492,000. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $4,080,000.

Allen / Khanna Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $10,000,000 in order to assist in identifying the remains of our missing Service members from the Korean conflict.

Veasey Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army by $9,000,000 to increase funding for the Future Vertical Lift Advanced Technologies program from $16,000,000 to $25,000,000 above the budget request. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $9,000,000.

Stefanik / Gallego Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $20,000,000 the Aircraft Procurement, Air Force account to purchase an E-11A aircraft to expand the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) mission.

Jeffries Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $500,000 to provide funding for additional reporting on the immediate risks to U.S. national security posed by climate change and its impacts to the Department and its ability to defend the nation.

Gonzalez-Colon / Sablan Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $4,356,000 million to fund the Innovative Readiness Training Program for the purpose of supporting DoD’s efforts to produce mission-ready forces through military training opportunities and simultaneously provide key services for American communities.

Kildee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Environmental Restoration, Army account by $5,000,000 million, the Environmental Restoration, Air Force account by $5 million, and the Environmental Restoration, Navy account by $5,000,000 to clean up PFAS contamination in and around military bases. Decreases Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $16,000,000.

Norman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases $7,500,000 from Weapons Procurement, Navy to allow for the funding of one Expeditionary Sea Base pilot program to reduce the amount of escort missions required to be conducted by Destroyer class ships.

Lieu Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used to issue export licenses for any defense article or service as described in 22 enumerated certification transmittal documents designated by the Department of State.

Gallagher Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army by $20,000,000 and Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $76,000,000 to restore $96,000,000 for missile systems that risk an escalating arms race by violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the U.S. and Russia, a treaty signed by President Reagan in 1987 from which the Trump Administration is in the process of withdrawing in response to Russian violations. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $96,000,000.

Panetta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Navy by $8,000,000 for clandestine mine neutralization technology. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $8,000,000.

Cheney Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Weapons Procurement, Navy account by $19,600,000 to restore funding within in the DoD bill for deployment of the W76-2 warhead, a low-yield nuclear weapon that risks lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons and increasing the chance of nuclear escalation. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $19,600,000.

Carbajal Amendment #48 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for more Improved Outer Tactical Vests for female service members by $5,000,000. The safety of female service members who are in physically demanding occupations like infantry and armor is compromised as they are not provided properly designed and fitted combat equipment. Properly designed and fitted combat equipment for women should be available beginning with initial entry training through any and all deployments.

Carbajal Amendment #49 (10 minutes of debate)

Increase Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army by $4,000,000 to fund university and industry research centers to pursue research in areas of biotechnology such as advances in materials, neuroscience, systems, synthetic biology, nanotechnology and immersive technology. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $4,000,000.

Blunt Rochester Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operations & Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $1,000,000 to provide additional funds for the Space-Available flights program and for the purpose of instructing the Department to provide Congress with an assessment of possible concerns or issues in expanding eligibility for the Space-A program to include caregivers and spouses when accompanying 100% disabled veterans.

Jayapal Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Specifies that none of the funds made available by this act may be used for research on the Long Range Stand Off Weapon (LRSO).

O’Halleran Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy account by $5,000,000 in order to fund  Electromagnetic Systems Applied Research. Decreases Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $5,000,000.

Brown Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $3,000,000 for cyber resiliency efforts in the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP). Reduces Navy Operation & Maintenance Account by $3,000,000.

Brindisi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force by $5,000,000 for the purpose of improving research and development of Quantum Information Sciences. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $5,000,000.

Pappas Amendment #55 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $2,000,000 to support funding for PFOA/PFOS Study and Analysis.

Pappas Amendment #56 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army account by $2,500,000 for SOCOM communications capabilities. Decreases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $2,500,000 million.

Sherrill Amendment #57 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $3,000,000 to strengthen efforts to secure science and technology research. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $3,000,000.

Sherrill Amendment #58 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy account by $5,000,000 in order to support the certification/qualification process to enable the Navy to integrate 3- D printed parts more efficiently into the submarine fleet.

Crow Amendment #59 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $13,000,000 in order to support the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program.

Crow Amendment #60 (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account for research, development, test, and evaluation by $20,000,000 million for research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Decreases the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account for Operation and Maintenance by $20,000,000.

Cox Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program account by $10,000,000 for medical research concerning traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychological health. Decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by $10,000,000.

Torres Small Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases funding in the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $5,000,000 in order to support a pilot program to provide broadband access to military families and medical facilities on or near remote and isolated bases.

Postponed Division D (State, Foreign Operations) Amendment Votes (16):

Lesko Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the requirement that not less than $750,000,000 of Global Health Programs shall be made available for family planning/reproductive health.

Jackson Lee #79 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 for Global Health Programs to combat the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

Jackson Lee #80 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 for conservation programs to combat the trafficking of endangered species.

Luetkemeyer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prevents funds in this Act from being made available to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Green Climate Fund.

Grijalva Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Decreases by $4,000,000 then increases by $4,000,000 construction funding within the International Border and Water Commission for the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI).

Gosar Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Speier Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases by $40,000,000 and decreases by $40,000,000 for Assistance for Europe and Eurasia to fund Armenian democracy assistance.

Meadows Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases assistance withheld from Pakistan over the imprisonment of Dr. Shakil Afridi by $33,000,000 (total withheld is now $66,000,000).

Democratic En Bloc #1

The following amendments will be included in En Bloc #1:

Cohen Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump-related business listed in the amendment.

Foster Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs account by $10,000,000 and increases the account by the same amount to promote scientific diplomacy and peace in the Middle East

Connolly Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds for International Military Education and Training for Saudi Arabia.

Cicilline Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits funds from being used to establish the proposed Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights.

Boyle Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 the Economic Support Fund for the International Fund for Ireland.

Panetta Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits any funds from being used to withdraw the United States from NATO.

Krishnamoorthi Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in violation of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018.

Murphy #101 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the amount designated for democracy promotion in Venezuela by $3,000,000.

Espaillat Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases the amount designated for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative by $2,000,000.

Cox Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases by $1,500,000 in the Assistance for Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia account for demining and regional rehabilitation services in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Cunningham Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and then decreases the Development Assistance account by $5,000,000 to combat illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing in foreign waters.

Spanberger #105 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases and decreases $1 for State Department operations for the purpose of discussing Government Accountability Office study on how vacancies at the Department of State have impacted the United States’ ability to meet national security priorities and objectives.

Levin (MI) #106 Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prohibits the use of funds in this Act for assistance to the Armed Forces of Haiti.

Grothman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces the amount of funding provided by Division D by 2.1 percent across-the-board.

Democratic En Bloc #2

The following amendments will be included in En Bloc #2:

Sherman Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding for the United States Agency for Global Media International Broadcasting account by $500,000 to initiate broadcasting in the Sindhi language in Pakistan and decreases funding in the Capital Investment Fund account by the same amount.

Kildee Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Increases funding by $500,000 for the Great Lakes Fisheries Commissions to address grass carp and decreases funding for State Department operations by the same amount.

Walker Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Eliminates $23,989,000,000 in funding for humanitarian, bilateral health and economic assistance, and independent agencies such as the Peace Corps and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Palmer Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Strikes the paragraph that prevents the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and strikes the paragraph that allows for a contribution to the Paris Agreement.

Arrington Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Prevents funds from being used to contribute to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Banks Amendment (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending for each amount in Division D, except those amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Allen Amendment #2 (10 minutes of debate)

Reduces spending in Division D by 1 percent across the board

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Things do not happen. They are made to happen.”

John F. Kennedy