Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
H.R. 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)
This bill would enshrine the marriage equality for same sex and interracial couples guaranteed by Obergefell and Loving for the purposes of federal law, repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality.
Click here for a fact sheet from the Judiciary Committee.
The minibus includes bills for Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The bill also includes nearly $6.1 billion for 2,680 Community Projects for Democrats.
Key provisions of each bill include:
Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration
Energy and Water Development
Financial Services and General Government
Interior and Environment
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
Summaries from the Appropriations Committee for THUD, Agriculture, E&W, FSGG, Interior, MilConVA.
Allen Amendment #1
Reduces amounts made available by this Act by 5 percent.
Allred Amendment #2
Increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 to express the intent that the Secretary of Transportation shall waive repayment of any Federal-aid highway funds expended on the construction of high occupancy vehicle lanes constructed on US 75 in Dallas County and Collin County, if the State of Texas presents the Secretary with its determination that such high occupancy vehicle lanes are not in the public interest.
Auchincloss Amendment #3
Increases and decreases funding by $15 million for DOT's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to emphasize the importance of establishing the Advanced Research Projects Agency Infrastructure, as authorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Carter (LA) Amendment #4
Increases and decreases funding by $3 billion with the intent to provide Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) disaster assistance to cover unmet needs for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida in 2021.
Castor Amendment #5
Increases and decreases funding for FAA Facilities and Equipment by $115,000,000 to highlight the need for funding to replace outdated Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) across the country and to encourage the FAA to provide a report to Congress detailing the process by which ATCTs are chosen for replacement, including a list of criteria and relative importance of each criteria that FAA uses for these choices.
Cohen Amendment #6
Increases and decreases funding by $1 million in the staff offices line within the FAA Operations account to express the intent that there be a moratorium on the further shrinkage of seat sizes and passenger space until the FAA publishes a final rule for minimum seat size standards as mandated by the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act. Also expresses intent that the final rule shall not set minimum seat width less than 18” and seat pitch less than 29-30” with separation between adjacent seat of at least 3-4.”
Davis, Danny (IL) #7
Increases and decreases funding the FAA Research, Engineering, and Development program by $10 million to highlight the need to increase funding for the Aviation Workforce Development Grants to improve diversity of aircraft pilots and aviation maintenance workers, including by working with HBCUs, TCUs and Minority Serving Institutions.
DeSaulnier Amendment #8
Increases funding for the Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program by $2 million. Offset by reducing the HUD Information Technology Fund account.
Escobar Amendment #9
Increases and decreases the Office of the Secretary by $1,000,000 to encourage the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the potential benefits of public transit between binational communities.
Escobar Amendment #10
Increases and decreases funding for the Community Development Fund by $1,000,000 to encourage the Department to establish a Colonia Ombudsman Office. This office would be responsible for helping connect colonias to federal funding sources and keep an accurate accounting of infrastructure needs in these communities.
Escobar Amendment #11
Increases funding for the National Infrastructure Investments account by $2,000,000 and decreases the Office of the Secretary by $2,000,000 to ensure RAISE Grant funding is available for projects at or immediately surrounding land ports of entry.
Escobar Amendment #12
Increases and decreases by $105,800,000 for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to emphasize the important role it has in eliminating housing discrimination and promoting economic opportunity in economically disadvantaged communities.
Good Amendment #13
Ensures that no funds are used to implement, administer, or enforce the Davis-Bacon Act.
Good Amendment #14
Strikes $11,000,000 to purchase electric vehicles.
Good Amendment #15
Strikes $75,000,000 to the “climate resilience” of public housing.
Grothman Amendment #16
Prohibits funding for the DOT's Equity Action Plan.
Grothman Amendment #17
Decreases funding for the Community Development Block Grant by $300,000,000.
Hern Amendment #18
Reduces the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations budget by 26%.
Jackson Lee Amendment #19
Increases and decreases HUD's Office of Inspector General account by $1,000,000 with the intent to support the OIG's oversight of the Texas General Land Office to track the accounting of Emergency Supplemental Disaster Appropriations for Hurricane Harvey Mitigation and Recovery that Congress approved for the 2017 disaster.
Jackson Lee Amendment #20
Provides an increase of $1,000,000 in assistance to historically disadvantaged communities or areas impacted by persistent poverty.
Jackson Lee Amendment #21
Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 both the Community Development Fund and the Community Development Block Grant program to address the fairness in the use of Community Development Block Grant Disaster funding to repair or replace single family homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey to ensure that multi-generational homes can house families at documented predisaster capacity.
Jackson Lee Amendment #22
Increases and decreases by $1 million the Federal Rail Administration Safety and Operation's account to emphasize the need to provide dedicated funding to address community engagement on safety issues related railroad crossings in urban areas.
Jackson Lee Amendment #23
Prohibits the Department of Transportation from using funds for Section 106 Transportation construction projects in urban areas that have not been determined to meet the statutory and fiduciary obligations of the National Historic Preservation Act (54 USC §306108).
Jayapal Amendment #24
Increases and decreases Homeless Assistance Grants by $3,604,000,000 to prioritize use of funds that follow "Housing First" principles to promote housing stability. Additionally it prioritizes use of funds for community-driven alternatives to decriminalizing homelessness.
Jones Amendment #25
Increases and decreases funding for administrative expenses under the section 8 tenant-based rental assistance program by $1,000,000 with the intent to allow for the use of Housing Choice Voucher Housing Assistance Payments for security deposits and holding fees.
Kahele Amendment #26
Prohibits funding for the new foreign air carrier permits that are not in compliance with public interest standards.
Larsen Amendment #27
Increases and reduces funding for the Research, Engineering and Development account at FAA by $1 million to make clear the need for investment in the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) program and other programs to reduce the carbon emissions from aviation.
Levin (MI) Amendment #28
Increases and decreases by $12.5 million the $5 billion Public Housing Operating Fund for Tenant Participation Activities to emphasize the need to increase funding for tenant organizing, the funding for which has not kept pace with inflation or been updated since 2001.
Levin (MI) Amendment #29
Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for RAISE (formerly BUILD) grants to emphasize the prioritization of grant funding towards green infrastructure projects that will decarbonize and electrify the U.S. ground transportation sector while improving local roads, bridges and rail. Green infrastructure projects shall include equipping our highways with electric vehicle charging equipment and powering public buses and rail with electricity.
Manning Amendment #30
Increases and decreases funding for HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research by $1,000,000 with the intent to conduct a nationwide study of the impact of large companies and Government-sponsored Enterprises on the supply of single-family affordable housing units.
Norman Amendment #31
Cuts Division A spending by 5 percent.
Omar Amendment #32
Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 funds at HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research with the intent for them to work with the IRS to assess the reporting mechanisms of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in order to evaluate the long-term economic outcomes of tenants and communities affected by LIHTC developments
Panetta Amendment #33
Provide $2 million for grants to eligible entities to carry out activities to benefit pollinators on roadsides and highway right-of-ways under section 11528 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (23 U.S.C. 332.). Offset from the Highway Infrastructure Programs account.
Pfluger Amendment #34
Increases and decreases the Federal Aviation Administration account by $1,000,000 with the intent of requiring a report within one year on the infrastructure needs at spaceports located in rural communities.
Pressley Amendment #35
Increases and decreases funding for FTA’s Transit Formula Grants by $1,000,000 with the intent to conduct a study on fare free transit's impact on people with disabilities
Sherrill Amendment #36
Increases and decreases funding for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program by $10 million to highlight the need for apprenticeship and workforce training funding for critical supply chain sectors currently facing workforce shortages, such as the trucking industry.
Sherill Amendment #37
Increases and decreases by $5,000,000 to the U.S. Interagency Council for Homelessness with the intent to support increased outreach for vouchers/housing assistance provided through the McKinney VASH program to maximize utilization.
Taylor Amendment #38
Increases and decreases the Federal-Aid Highways account funding by $1 million with intent to direct the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the effectiveness of transportation projects. Specifically, the study shall evaluate the use of federal funds to build highways, railways, and bridges based upon miles traveled per dollar spent by the federal government and local governments per person transported.
Waters Amendment #39
Increases and decreases funding for several HUD programs, including public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, the Section 202 program, the Section 811 program, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and the Community Development Block Grant program
Baird Amendment #40
Transfers $8 million to FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine from the Office of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Office of Food Policy Response, the Office of Operations, and the Office of the Chief Scientist with the intent of improving the review and approval of animal food ingredients, and to develop solutions on how ingredient claims benefiting animal production, animal wellbeing, food safety, and the environment can be regulated as animal food.
Bera Amendment #41
Increases and decreases Agriculture Research Service by $1.5 million with the intent of increasing funding for alternative protein research.
Bergman Amendment #42
Increases and decreases funding for the Foreign Agriculture Service by $1 million with the intent of fully implementing “Buy American” programs that develop markets for U.S. producers overseas, including through the Market Access Program and the Emerging Markets Program.
Escobar Amendment #43
Increases and decreases funding by $10,045,000 from the Rural Energy for America Program to emphasize the need for guaranteed loans and grant funding for renewable energy systems to make energy efficient improvements.
Hern Amendment #44
Reduces funding for Division B by 22%.
Houlahan Amendment #45
Transfers $15 million to the Cooperative Service Rural Business Program Account from the Office of the Chief Economist and the Building and Facilities account to support the domestic infant formula manufacturing base.
Jackson Lee Amendment #46
Transfers $2 million to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture from the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the purpose of promoting innovation through payments to agricultural experiment stations, cooperative forestry and other research, facilities, and related expenses.
Jackson Lee Amendment #47
Provides that none of the funds made available for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may be used to violate section 107(b) of division A of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.
Jacobs (CA) Amendment #48
Transfers $3 million to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Program from the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer for the purpose of supporting equipment grants to help schools serve healthier meals.
Kuster Amendment #49
Transfers $700,000 to Rural Cooperative Development Grants from the Agriculture Buildings and Facilities Account to increase funding for cooperative agreements for the appropriate technology transfer for rural areas program.
Larsen Amendment #50
Increases and decreases funding for the Research and Education Activities by $10 million to highlight the importance of the Specialty Crop Research Initiative in addressing the needs of the specialty crop industry through research and extension activities
Moore (WI) Amendment #51
Transfers funds from the Office of Hearings and Appeals to the Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services to increase funding for the school breakfast program by $2 million.
Neguse Amendment #52
Transfers $1 million to the Conservation Operations account from the Office of Hearing and Appeals to provide additional funding for soil, water, and conservation programs.
Norman Amendment #53
Reduces funding for Division B by 5%
Omar Amendment #54
Increases and decreases the Food and Nutrition Services Child Nutrition Programs by $1 million to emphasize the importance of year-round access to school meals and prohibits the stigmatization of children who are unable to pay for school meals.
Omar Amendment #55
Increases and decreases the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $5 million to emphasize the importance of providing educational information in various languages regarding the use of SNAP benefits online.
Panetta Amendment #56
Increases and decreases funds by $3 million to emphasize the importance of FDA hiring additional staff to support the issuance of guidance for industry on foods derived from plants produced using genome editing and to modernize and improve the timelines and predictability of the Plant Biotechnology Consultation Program under FDA's 1992 Statement of Policy - Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties.
Pfluger Amendment #57
Increases and decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary by $1,000,000 to highlight the need for a required report to review any companies owned, directed, controlled, financed, or influenced directly or indirectly by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the CCP, or the Chinese military that have received funding, grants, or participated in any federal program related to agriculture production, harvesting, or agriculture related research and development.
Plaskett Amendment #58
Provides $10 million for the micro-grants for food security program.
Schrier Amendment #59
Transfers $2 million from Rural Development Salaries and Expenses to Agricultural Programs-Research, Education, and Economics - National Institute of Food and Agriculture for agricultural research infrastructure as authorized through the Research Facilities Act (RFA) to support land grant universities and non-land-grant colleges of agriculture for facility construction, alteration, acquisition, modernization, renovation, or remodeling.
Spanberger Amendment #60
Transfers $2 million from the Office of Hearings and Appeals to the Natural Resources Conservation Service for conservation operations and conservation technical assistance for farmers at the NRCS.
Spanberger Amendment #61
Transfers $3 million from the Office of Hearings and Appeals fund to the Food and Nutrition Services Child Nutrition Programs account to fund the Farm to School Program
Spanberger Amendment #62
Increases and decreases Food and Drug Administration Salaries and Expenses fund to emphasize the importance of finalizing the 2010 Proposed Rulemaking "Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertisements; Presentation of the Major Statement in Television and Radio Advertising in a Clear, Conspicuous, and Neutral Manner" as required by the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, which would improve regulation of pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer television ads.
Spanberger Amendment #63
Transfers $1 million from the Buildings and Facilities account to Marketing and Services for the Packers and Stockyards Division to hire attorneys and staff with a background in legal investigations in order to enforce the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Stauber Amendment #64
Transfers funds from the Building and Facilities account to Rural Utilities Service Circuit Rider Program to allow traveling technical assistance for rural wastewater treatment professionals.
Steil Amendment #65
Transfers $5 million to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research from the Office of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Office of Food Policy and Response, the Office of Operations, the Office of the Chief Scientist to combat the illicit importation of opioids, including fentanyl, through international mail facilities and land ports-of entry.
Velazquez Amendment #66
Increases funding for the Nutrition Assistance Program in Puerto Rico by $1 billion.
Auchincloss Amendment #67
Increases and decreases funding by $2 million Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to emphasize the importance of workforce training for the offshore wind industry.
Auchincloss Amendment #68
Increase funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $5 million to highlight the need to establish a Milestone-Based Development Program, which would create public-private partnerships where federal funds will be available to private geothermal energy companies through milestone-based funding, similar to the Milestone-Based Development Program for fusion energy. Decreases funding for departmental administration by $5 million.
Beyer Amendment #69
Increases and decreases by $234,678,000 funding for the Office of Science to express support for the authorized level of the Fusion Energy Sciences program.
Bush Amendment #70
Increases the Defense Production Act Domestic Clean Energy Accelerator by $5 million and reduces Departmental Administration by $5 million.
Bush Amendment #71
Increases the Office of Science by $500,000 to support a study of the impacts of low-level radiation on human health and the environment and reduces Departmental Administration by $500,000.
Bush Amendment #72
Transfers $5 million from the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Castor Amendment #73
Adds and subtracts $30 million from the DOE Office of Electricity in support of more robust funding for DOE to provide technical assistance to states for transmission planning to help create jobs, increase grid resilience, and expand access to affordable and abundant wind, solar, and other clean energy.
DeSaulnier Amendment #74
Increases the operation and maintenance account by $3 million to fund the Harmful Algal Bloom Demonstration Program and reduces funding from the expenses account by the same amount.
Escobar Amendment #75
Increases and decreases funds in the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program by $8 million to emphasize the importance of supporting economic opportunities for Tribal communities through energy development projects.
Graves (LA) Amendment #76
Increases and decreases by $1 million the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction account, with the intent of requiring the Corps to complete the Comite Diversion Canal within one year of enactment.
Graves (LA) Amendment #77
Increases and decreases by $1 million the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction account, with the intent of requiring the Corps to complete the Five Bayous Project (also known as the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project) within two years of enactment.
Grothman Amendment #78
Prohibits funds from being used to fund the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity of the Department of Energy.
Hern Amendment #79
Reduces all funding provided in Division C by 24 percent, other than those defined as "security category".
Matsui Amendment #80
Increases funding of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs by $3,000,000 for programs that reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from our nation’s transportation sector; specifically, to support the Vehicle Technologies Office the Super Truck III initiative and the Clean Cities Program.
Moore (UT) Amendment #81
Increases and decreases funding by $4 million for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to support calling up funding for implementation of the MAPLand Act as enacted on April 29, 2022. Of this funding, $4 million would be made available for the Secretary of the Army to carry out this Act.
Neguse Amendment #82
Increases the Water and Related Resources account by $2 million and decreases the Policy and Administration Account by the same amount, with the intent of the increase being allocated to the WaterSMART program to support communities experiencing ongoing drought conditions.
Norman Amendment #83
Cuts Division C funding by 5 percent.
Omar Amendment #84
Increases and decreases the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management account by $1 million to emphasize the importance of conducting a comprehensive study and consideration of the climate change and environmental justice impacts of proposed fossil fuel energy and pipeline projects.
Omar Amendment #85
Clarifies that the Department of Energy’s Section 1703 Loan Program is providing loans only to clean energy projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases.
Peters Amendment #86
Adds and subtracts $30.5 million from the DOE Office of Electricity in support of more robust funding for the Grid Deployment Office which is integral to modernizing the nation’s high-voltage electric transmission lines, improving grid resiliency, creating goodpaying energy jobs, and deploying cheaper, cleaner electricity across the country.
Pfluger Amendment #87
Prohibits funds from being used to implement or enforce Executive Order 14008, entitled ‘‘Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad’’.
Pfluger Amendment #88
Strikes all funding for the Defense Production Act Domestic Clean Energy Accelerator.
Phillips Amendment #89
Revised Increases and decreases the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission account by $1,000,000 with the intent to reflect that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s authority already includes combating climate change and lowering carbon emissions.
Roy Amendment #90
Defunds the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.
Roy Amendment #91
Strikes funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
Roy Amendment #92
Strikes all funding for the Defense Production Act Domestics Clean Energy Accelerator.
Scanlon Amendment #93
Increases and decreases by $1 the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account to urge the Department of Energy to dedicate no fewer than $5 million for research, development, and demonstration of appropriate measurement, reporting and, verification (MRV) systems for hydrogen leakage, as well as hydrogen leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs. This could include research and development of cost-effective hydrogen sensing equipment, pilot studies to demonstrate the use of high precision instruments at hydrogen facilities, and/or the development of a hydrogen emissions inventory framework and reporting protocols to enable data collection and validation.
Sherrill Amendment #94
Increases and decreases funding by $5,000,000 for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to emphasize the importance of the Secretary of Energy studying the impacts of inflation, including regional differences in the cost of living, on the implementation and awarding of weatherization grants and identifying opportunities to mitigate such regional inflationary impacts.
Speier Amendment #95
Increases funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $3 million to support research and development on battery and electrification technologies, including means to reduce electric battery cell cost, eliminate dependence on rare earths, and mitigate battery supply chain risks. Decreases funding for departmental administration by $3 million.
Increases and decreases funding for the Office of Science by $20,000,000 to draw attention to the need to accelerate the implementation of the milestone-based fusion development program
Allen Amendment #97
Reduces the Financial Services and General Government appropriations by 5%.
Auchincloss Amendment #98
Increases and decreases the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund by $1 million to emphasize the importance of new CDFIs to assist underserved communities.
Beatty Amendment #99
Increases and decreases $20 from the Department of Treasury with the intent to instruct the public release of a design for $20 Federal Notes that prominently feature the abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
Budd Amendment #100
Prohibits funding to implement Executive Order 14019 , titled “Promoting Access to Voting”.
Carson Amendment #101
Increases and decreases the Treasury Salaries and Expenses account by $500,000 to encourage Treasury to work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to study the best models for financial literacy programming and assist schools, nonprofits, and localities in developing their own financial literacy programs for young people and families.
Castor Amendment #102
Increases the amount for Special Emphasis Programs by $20 million in support of more robust funding for GSA to reduce energy and water consumption and to enhance the resilience of Federal facilities. Decreases the amount for rental of space by $20 million.
Clyde Amendment #103
Prohibits funds made available by this Act may be used to promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce Executive Order 14076, titled "Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services," signed by President Biden on July 8, 2022.
Crow Amendment #104
Increases SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs funding (specifically for SCORE) by $6.7 million. Decreases GSA rental of space by the same amount.
Davidson Amendment #105
Prohibits funds from being used to amend Investment Advisor and Investment Company disclosure forms so that no environmental, social, and governance disclosures would be required from such entities.
Deutch Amendment #106
Increases funding for the Truman Foundation grants by $500,000 to maintain the successful operation of the Truman Foundation and enable this small independent Federal agency to continue encouraging exceptional young people to pursue careers in public service. Reduces the Department of Treasure, Salaries and Expenses account by the same amount.
Escobar Amendment #107
Increases the Entrepreneurial Development Programs account by $2 million to be allocated to the Veterans Business Outreach Center program for further expansion into communities where there is not yet a center. Decreases SBA Salaries and Expenses by $2 million.
Escobar Amendment #108
Increases the Economic Mobility Corps Program by $2 million to continue to provide financial literacy programs to individuals with disabilities and populations in high-poverty areas. Decreases the GSA Federal Building fund rental account by $2 million.
Fallon Amendment #109
Prevents the establishment of Treasury-back Green Bonds.
Fallon Amendment #110
Strikes funding for the Electric Vehicle Fund account.
Fitzgerald Amendment #111
Prohibits funds being made available to the FTC from being used to promulgate any rule defining or describing unfair methods of competition for purposes of the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Gooden Amendment #112
Strikes the section creating a Commission on Federal Naming and Displays.
Gottheimer Amendment #113
Increases funding by $1 million for the Small Business Administration Office of the Inspector General with the intent of holding Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program fraudsters accountable, offset by a decrease to the Federal Buildings Fund.
Gottheimer Amendment #114
Increases funding by $1 million for the Department of the Treasury to support efforts to study the potential interaction between central bank digital currencies and privately issued stable coins and ways to ensure the US dollar remains the reserve currency as the use of digital currencies increases around the globe. The offset of $1 million is from the GSA Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Funds.
Gottheimer Amendment #115
Increases funding by $3 million for the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to support efforts to counter criminal and terrorist groups through the acquisition of improved blockchain analysis tools, training on cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency-related investigations, and investigative support to reduce crimes involving ransomware attacks or exploiting the use of cryptocurrency. The offset of $3 million is from the GSA Real Property Activities Federal Buildings Funds.
Graves (LA) Amendment #116
Increases and decreases the funds made available to ODA under this act by $1 million with the intent to urge the SBA Administrator to consider a disaster loan recipient's eligibility for duplication of benefits relief under section 312(b)(4) of the Stafford Act before pursuing enforcement actions.
Grothman Amendment #117
Strikes the provision related to the Commission on Federal Naming and Displays.
Hern Amendment #118
Reduces all funding provided in Division D by 22 percent, other than those defined as "security category".
Houlahan Amendment #119
Increases and decreases funding for the Growth Accelerators Program under SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $5 million with the intent of meeting the President’s Budget Request.
Huizenga Amendment #120
Increases and decreases funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission by $83 million to highlight the importance of economic and cost-benefit analysis by the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis for proposed rulemaking.
Jayapal Amendment #121
Increases and decreases the salaries and expenses account for the Public Buildings Reform Board by $4,000,000 to encourage maximize readiness to implement the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 and convene regular meetings.
Joyce (OH) Amendment #122
Prohibits the use of funds for finalizing, implementing, or enforcing the SEC rule titled, "The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.”
LaMalfa Amendment #123
Increases and decreases the Small Business Administration's account by $30 million with the intent to encourage the agency to reopen and continue processing COVID EIDL applications which were still pending or being processed when the program was shut down on May 6, 2022.
Levin (MI) Amendment #124
Increases and decreases funding for the Election Assistance Commission to emphasize the need that allocated funds go to help states pay for election worker wages in order to increase the number of poll workers and improve the administration of elections.
Manning Amendment #125
Increases funding for the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service by $1 million in support of identity theft and refund fraud casework, and reduces funding for Operations Support by the same amount.
Morelle Amendment #126
Increases and decreases funding for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) account by $5 million to encourage the FTC to continue using its existing authority to protect the consumer’s right to repair and ensure that companies who engage in the anti-competitive conduct of limiting repairs by consumers are held accountable.
Morelle Amendment #127
Increases and decreases funding for the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Building Fund by $1 million to encourage the GSA to integrate the procurement of remanufactured products into its sustainability initiatives and develop enforceable measures to prioritize the procurement of remanufactured products.
Norman Amendment #128
Reduces Division D funding by 5 percent.
Omar Amendment #129
Increases and decreases the Treasury Salaries and Expenses account by $1,000,000 to encourage Treasury to work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to study the rise of charge-off rates and help consumers resolve mistaken or longstanding negative information on credit reports
Omar Amendment #130
Increases and decreases the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network salaries and expenses account by $1,000,000 to encourage addressing de-risking and banking access issues faced by Muslim Americans and immigrant communities
Pfluger Amendment #131
Strikes funding for the Electric Vehicle Fund account.
Quigley Amendment #132
Provides that none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used in contravention of Executive Order 14076 (87 Fed. Reg 42053; relating to protecting access to reproductive healthcare services).
Rose Amendment #133
Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from implementing provisions of its rulemaking on “the Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-related Disclosures for Investors” that would require the disclosure of Scope 3 emissions.
Roy Amendment #134
Prevents funding for the implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 13985, relating to Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.
Roy Amendment #135
Eliminates funding for the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).
Steil Amendment #136
Transfers $5 million from the Department of the Treasury Salaries and Expenses to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA) to combat the increase in overdoses from fentanyl. Offset from the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses account.
Tlaib Amendment #137
Prevents the funds made available by this act from being made available to implement, administer or enforce section 908(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7207(b)), prohibition on financing of agricultural sales to Cuba.
Waters Amendment #138
Increases and decrease funding for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund by $336,420,000.
Allen Amendment #139
Reduces funding provided in Division E by 5 percent.
Auchincloss Amendment #140
Increase and decrease funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by $2,000,000 to emphasize the importance of conducting Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances-related research in accordance with the EPA’s new acceptable exposure limits.
Buchanan Amendment #141
Transfers $1,000,000 to the US Fish and Wildlife Service state and tribal grants to support an updated manatee population survey and to support other high priority needs of the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to rehabilitate rescued manatees. Decreases funds for Secretary of the Interior - Departmental Operations by the same amount.
Buchanan Amendment #142
Increases and decreases the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by $2,000,000 to support a study about the causes, treatment and prevention recommendations related to harmful algal blooms.
Burgess Amendment #143
Places a funding limitation on the Environmental Protection Agency from using the special pay authority in subsection (f) or (g) of section 207 of the Public Health Service Act to hire new employees or transition existing employees.
Castor Amendment #144
Adds and subtracts $80 million from the EPA Environmental Programs and Management, in support of more robust funding for the voluntary EPA ENERGY STAR program, which helps consumers and businesses identify energy-efficient products.
Duncan Amendment #145
Strikes the prohibition on the use of funds to issue a permit for the import of a sport-hunted elephant or lion trophy taken from Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania.
Escobar Amendment #146
Increases and decreases funds by $74,362,000 for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grant Programs to highlight the importance of research, surveys, and species and habitat management.
Gooden Amendment #147
Prohibits funds from being used for environmental justice activities.
Grothman Amendment #148
Reduces the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities) total from $414,000,000 to $299,697,000.
Grothman Amendment #149
Reduces funding for Smithsonian Institution Salaries and Expenses by $311,153,000.
Grothman Amendment #150
Reduces EPA Environmental Programs and Management, under which funds are available for environmental justice implementation and training grants, by $294,938,000.
Hern Amendment #151
Reduces funding provided in Division E by 22 percent. Security funding is exempt from cuts.
Hudson Amendment #152
Increases and decreases USFS Capital Improvement and Maintenance funding by $5,000,000 to highlight public safety concerns of roads within the Uwharrie National Forest and the need to pave the roads.
Jackson Amendment #153
Increases and decreases funds for the Historic Preservation Fund by $3,000,000 with the intent of enhancing activities for the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of nationally significant sites, artifacts, and structures through competitive grants at the local, state, and federal levels focusing on projects involving HBCUs, sites and stories linked to the Civil Rights movement, landmarks associated with communities that are historically underrepresented, and sites related to the histories of Indigenous peoples.
Jackson Amendment #154
Increases and decreases funding for EPA Environmental Programs and Management by $5 million to highlight the need to support culturally competent federal, state, and local public health and environmental protection efforts to address cancer clusters impacting overburdened communities in the gulf coast region.
Lofgren Amendment #155
Increases funding for Wildland Fire Management by $1,000,000 with the intent of supporting the Joint Fire Science Program and decreases funds for the Secretary of Interior - Departmental Operations by the same amount.
McCarthy Amendment #156
Increases and decreases funding by $5 million in both the Operation of the National Park System account and the National Forest System account to support work to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires killing giant sequoias.
Miller Amendment #157
Strikes the proviso allowing EPA Environmental Programs and Management funds to be used for environmental justice implementation and training grants.
Moore (UT) Amendment #158
Increases and decreases funding by $8 million for the DOI Secretary's Office and by $8 million for the National Forest System to support calling up funding for implementation of the MAPLand Act as enacted on April 29, 2022. Of this funding, $16 million would be made available for the Secretary of the Interior to carry out this Act.
Nadler Amendment #159
Increases and decreases funding from the Office of the DOI Secretary by $4,000,000 to emphasize the importance of the 9/11 Memorial Act Grant Program.
Norman Amendment #160
Cuts Division E funding by 5 percent.
O’Halleran Amendment #161
Increases and decreases the U.S. Forest Service's Operations account by $1 million to highlight the importance of a study on the direct and indirect costs that wildfires have on federal, state, and local governmental entities, as well as agricultural producers, property owners, evacuation centers, and more. The study should include, but not be limited to things like direct costs like wildfire mitigation, wildfire suppression, insured property losses, uninsured private property losses, and damage to ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and indirect costs like diminished tax revenue, lost business revenue, and property devaluation and housing market impacts.
Omar Amendment #162
Increases and decreases funds for the Bureau of Land Management by $1 million to emphasize the importance of honoring treaties and conducting true and meaningful government-to-government consultation with Native Nations, Tribes, and Indigenous communities.
Pfluger Amendment #163
Prohibits funds from being used to implement Executive Order 14008, entitled "Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad."
Raskin Amendment #164
Increases funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by $2,000,000 and decreases the Working Capital Fund by the same amount.
Rice (NY) Amendment #165
Transfers $1 million from the DOI Office of the Secretary's Departmental Operations budget to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management intended for the Office of Renewable Energy Programs for the purpose of supporting wind energy development.
Ross Amendment #166
Prohibits the use of funds to enforce the withdrawal of certain areas of the outer continental shelf from offshore wind leasing activities off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Roy Amendment #167
Prohibits Bureau of Ocean Energy Management funds from being used for renewable energy programs and reduces BOEM - Ocean Energy Management funds by $51,675,000.
Roy Amendment #168
Prohibits Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) funds from being used for Tribal climate resilience programs and reduces BIA - Operation of Indian Programs funds by $59,859,000.
Scott (GA) Amendment #169
Increases and decreases funding for the State and Tribal Assistance Grants Account by $1 million to highlight the need for increased air quality monitoring in urban communities.
Sherrill Amendment #170
Increases and decreases funding by $15,000,000 for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Programs and Management account to emphasize the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to, with the consent of parties to an environmental enforcement action, reduce or compromise penalties assessed in exchange for the defendant or respondent party or parties funding environmentally beneficial projects that address environmental or public health hazards of a similar nature to those underlying the violations for which penalties were assessed.
Tlaib Amendment #171
Increases and decreases DWSRF funding by $1,000,000 related to grants made available by Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
Arrington Amendment #172
Transfers $1,000,000 from Information Technology Systems to grants to assist States and Tribal Organizations in establishing, expanding, or improving veterans’ cemeteries.
Auchincloss Amendment #173
Increases and decreases funding for the Veterans Electronic Health Record system by $5,000,000 to emphasize the importance of updating and maintaining the system.
Barr Amendment #174
Transfers $5,000,000 from the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Community Care account to the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Services account for the purpose of equine assisted therapy within the VA’s Adaptive Sports Grant Program.
Budd Amendment #175
Prohibits funding to implement Executive Order 14019 entitled "Promoting Access to Voting."
Escobar Amendment #176
Increases and decreases by $997,425,000 the Military Construction, Army account with the intent to express the need for more investments in large Mobilization Force Generation Installations, such as Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, to maintain and improve the Department’s capability to rapidly and efficiently mobilize forces and resources, conduct training operations, and meet other readiness needs.
Escobar Amendment #177
Increases and decreases funding for the Veterans Affairs Construction, Major Projects account by $550,000,000 to highlight the need for VA to include a new Sterile Processing Service unit in their budget for the new El Paso VA health center.
Escobar Amendment #178
Increases and decreases funding for the Veterans Benefits Administration, General Operating Expenses account by $1,000,000 to emphasize the need for the Department to include food security screening questions in the Solid Start program to ensure new veterans are being connected to appropriate nutrition resources.
Good Amendment #179
Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the Davis-Bacon Act.
Gottheimer Amendment #180
Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for the VA Transition Assistance Program to provide information, resources, and tools to servicemembers and their families to help prepare for the move from military to civilian life.
Larsen Amendment #181
Increases and decreases General Administration funds by $10,000,000 with the intent of supporting the development of a new Veteran Health Administration interactive voice response telephone system that includes an automatic callback feature.
Manning Amendment #182
Increases funding for the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Services account by $1,000,000 and reduces General Administration by the same amount, with the intent to increase access to mammography services.
McGovern Amendment #183
Transfers $5,000,000 to the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program from funds for the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission.
McGovern Amendment #184
Prevents VA from transferring funds from the Medical Facilities and General Administration accounts to the Asset and Infrastructure Review account.
Norton Amendment #185
Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for the Veterans Benefits Administration to provide support to law school clinical programs that assist veterans with legal matters.
Scott (GA) Amendment #186
Increases and decreases funding for the Veterans Health Administration Medical Services account by $1,000,000 to highlight the importance of providing the best possible anesthesia care for America’s veterans.
Sherrill Amendment #187
Increases and decreases funding for VA Medical Services by $10,000,000 to highlight the need to construct additional readjustment counseling centers (Vet Centers), which provide critical mental health services for veterans.
Sherrill Amendment #188
Increases and decreases funding for VA Medical Services by $10,000,000 to highlight the need to increase staffing levels at readjustment counseling centers (Vet Centers), an urgent requirement for veterans' mental health.
Sherrill Amendment #189
Increases and decreases funding for VA Medical Services by $3,000,000 to support increased access to medical care for Veterans in higher priority enrollment categories.
Spanberger Amendment #190
Transfers $1,000,000 to VA Medical Services from the Information Technology Systems account to support VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators.
1. S. 144 – Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Access Improvement Act (Sen. Feinstein – Natural Resources)
This bill authorizes the Indian Health Service to acquire land necessary for a road providing access to the Desert Sage Wellness Center in Hemet, California.
2. H.R. 1286 – Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Clyburn – Natural Resources)
This bill establishes the Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor in North and South Carolina.
3. H.R. 2024 – Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Act, as amended (Rep. Hoyer – Natural Resources)
This bill establishes the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area.
4. H.R. 3222 – Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act, as amended (Rep. Sewell – Natural Resources)
This bill establishes the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area.
5. H.R. 4404 – Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act, as amended (Rep. Soto – Natural Resources)
This bill amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River in the State of Florida as a component of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
6. H.R. 6337 – Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)
This bill requires the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to develop long-distance bike trails on federal land.
7. H.R. 7002 – Gateway Solidarity Act, as amended (Rep. Wagner – Natural Resources)
This bill authorizes the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, to be illuminated by blue and yellow lights in support of Ukraine.
8. H.R. 7025 – Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
This bill prohibits the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from funding entities that commit, fund, or support gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and requires human rights standards, transparency, and accountability in grant agreements.
9. H.R. 7693 – National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022 (Rep. Westerman – Natural Resources)
This bill reauthorizes the National Park Foundation through fiscal year 2030 and increases the authorization level to $15,000,000 each year.
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