H.R. 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

Bill Text

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    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (as introduced) 

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    Report from the Committee on Armed Services

Rule Information

Rule Information for H.R. 1960 (General Debate) and H.R. 1256 

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. 

Agreed to by record vote of 239-184 on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. 

MANAGERS: Nugent/McGovern

1. General debate rule for H.R. 1960.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.

5. Closed rule for H.R. 1256.

6. Provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled byte the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority ember of the Committee on Agriculture.

7. Waives all pints of order against consideration of the bill.

8. Provides that the amendments recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed int he bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

9. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

10. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

11. Section 3 provides that the chair of the Committee on Agriculture is authorized, on behalf of the committee, to file a supplemental report to accompany H.R. 1947.

Rule Information for H.R. 1960 (Amendment Consideration)

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

Adopted by record vote of 238-189, after agreeing to the previous question of 233-195, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.  

MANAGERS: Nugent/McGovern

1. Provides for further consideration under a structured rule for H.R. 1960.

2. Provides no additional general debate.

3. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-13, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. That amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read.

4. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

5. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the report and amendments en bloc described in Section 3 of the resolution. Provides that the amendments printed in part B of the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in Section 3 of the resolution.

7. Section 3 of the resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed Services of their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The original proponent of an amendment included in such amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional Record.

8. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
200Version 1Andrews (NJ), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanRestores $30 million in funding to the JLENS program, to bring in line with President's Budget requested level, and cuts $30 million from Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, Network Attack, Attack the Network line. Submitted
201Version 1Andrews (NJ), Markey, Edward (MA)DemocratRequires a report on whether the Department of Defense could make current no accrual of interest for certain servicemembers (20 USC 1087e(o) )benefit automatic.Made In Order
202Version 1Andrews (NJ), Shuster (PA), LoBiondo (NJ), Hunter (CA), Runyan (NJ)Bi-PartisanMakes technical changes to underlying text, including one grammatical change and a revision to ensure subcontracts are also captured by a provision on contracting for airlift services. Made In Order
127Version 1Bachmann (MN)RepublicanRequires that the POW/MIA flag be flown 365 days a year on certain Federal Buildings.Made In Order
128Version 1Bachmann (MN)RepublicanRevised Funds the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group to the requested amount by the Marine Corps.Made In Order
149Version 2Bachmann (MN)RepublicanRevised This amendment will increase funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Operations and Maintenance fund at the request of the Marine CorpsMade In Order
163Version 1Barr, (KY), Huizenga (MI)RepublicanRepeals the mandatory purchase requirement on prison-made products and services, and places a competitive requirement before Federal Prison Industries is awarded a procurement contract from DOD. Submitted
165Version 1Barr, (KY)RepublicanProvides a moratorium on the conversion of commercial functions performed by DoD contractors into performance by DoD employees, unless a documented cost comparison by DoD shows greater cost savings if the activity is insourced by DoD. Amendment includes exceptions for inherently governmental activities and those activities requiring certification involving national security concerns.Submitted
248Version 2Benishek (MI), Gabbard (HI), Hanna (NY), Sinema, Kyrsten (AZ)Bi-PartisanRevised Allows an experienced officer trial counsel outside of a sexual assault victim's chain of command to decide whether or not to take a case to trial. Applies only to crimes subject to a punishment of imprisonment for over one year, and specifically does not apply to uniquely military crimes, such as leaving your post, aiding the enemy, or showing contempt toward officials, among others.Submitted
100Version 2Bentivolio, (MI)RepublicanRevised Sense of Congress Regarding Relations with Taiwan suggests it should be United States policy to allow high-level Taiwan officials to conduct meetings with high-level officials in the United States, particularly in executive departments. High-level Taiwan officials should be permitted to make visits to the United States, particularly Washington, D.C., including their democratically elected president, to engage in constructive dialogue between our two countries, as is necessary to make accurate and appropriate assessments in policy matters.Made In Order
1Version 2Bilirakis (FL)RepublicanRevised Allows for the transportation on military aircraft on a space-available basis for disabled veterans with a service connected permanent disability rated as total.Made In Order
2Version 1Bilirakis (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes the Secretary of the Navy to designate an appropriate site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard for a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as military divers.Made In Order
3Version 1Bishop, Tim (NY)DemocratExpresses the sense of Congress that the remains of three crewmen of the Martin Mariner PBM-5 seaplane George One, ensign Maxwell Lopez, USN, Naval Aviator, Frederick Williams, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class, Wendell Henderson, Aviation Radioman 1st Class, should be recovered from Thurston Island, Antarctica.Made In Order
296Version 2Blackburn (TN)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the Department to conduct a review of the current Troops to Teachers program by March 1, 2014. Made In Order
222Version 1Blumenauer (OR), Mulvaney (SC), Bentivolio, (MI)Bi-PartisanReduces from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.Made In Order
223Version 1Blumenauer (OR)DemocratRequires a report from the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of the Navy, on alternatives to the plan by the Navy to purchase 12 ballistic missile submarines to support the nuclear deterrent of the Navy, including fewer submarines, more missiles per submarine, different submarine designs, and changing submarine patrol and basing practices. Requires that these alternatives must consider estimated costs and its ability to meet military requirements.Submitted
224Version 1Blumenauer (OR)DemocratEliminates the arbitrary cut-off of 25 years after military service for the use of Qualified Veteran Mortgage Bonds (QVMB).Submitted
225Version 1Blumenauer (OR)DemocratProvides additional guidance for military installation master planning documents, consistent with Department of Defense, UFC 2-100-01.Made In Order
226Version 1Blumenauer (OR), Kinzinger (IL), Gabbard (HI), Stivers (OH)Bi-PartisanStrengthens and reform the Iraq and Afghanistan Special Immigration Visa programs, and expressing the sense of the House that these programs are of significant importance to the US mission, and should be extended and reformed before their expiration. Made In Order
119Version 1Bordallo (GU)DemocratClarifies policy in section 233 regarding assignment of missile defense assets in East Asia and would assign waiver of restriction of movement of missile defense assets to the Secretary of Defense to ensure the Combatant Commanders have flexibility to address emerging threats anywhere in the world.Submitted
101Version 1Braley (IA), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanDirects the President to submit to Congress a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.Made In Order
116Version 1Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanRequires the Department of Defense to submit a report on the implications of Caspian Sea-based resource development for energy security strategies of the U.S. and NATO.Made In Order
157Version 1Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the Secretary of Defense to examine the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces’ (CAAF) ruling in the case of 1LT Michael Behenna. Requires the Secretary to report on the extent to which the CAAF’s ruling sets a precedent in the Uniform Code of Military Justice for limitations on legitimate self-defense in a hostile zone. Withdrawn
158Version 1Bridenstine (OK)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the specified Congressional committees a report in both classified and unclassified form on the current and future military power of the Russian Federation.Made In Order
167Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanRescinds $168,000,000 for M1 Abrams Upgrade Program.Submitted
261Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanProhibits the Department of Defense from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States unless they are actively engaged in combat against the United States.Made In Order
262Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanStrikes the section of the bill requiring a joint camouflage uniform shared by all services by 2018.Submitted
263Version 1Broun (GA)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of the Air Force to report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Palomares Nuclear Weapons Accident Revised Dose Evaluation Report released in April by the Air Force in 2001.Made In Order
250Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratExpresses the sense of Congress that the Federal Government and State governments should make the transition of a member of the Armed Forces and the member’s spouse from military to civilian life as seamless as possible.Made In Order
251Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratIncreases authorized funding for the Yellow Ribbon Program by $10 million, off-set with a reduction in operations and maintenance.Submitted
252Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Defense to establish areas to be known as ‘Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Areas’ for national defense purposes. Made In Order
14Version 1Buchanan (FL)RepublicanWithdrawn Prohibits the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to Egypt. Withdrawn
15Version 1Buchanan (FL)RepublicanWithdrawn Prohibits any funds made available to any federal department or agency from being used to provide assistance to Egypt.Withdrawn
9Version 1Bustos (IL)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Army to review and provide a report on the Medal of Honor nomination of Captain William L. Albracht.Made In Order
232Version 1Butterfield (NC), Jones (NC), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH)Bi-PartisanExpands the official documentation accepted by the Secretary of Homeland Security to verify honorable service in a forgotten segment of the World War II Merchant Marine - tug boat and barge operators. Grants honorary veterans status and provide for the awarding of any commendations, ribbons, or honors earned during their time of service, and provide burial benefits to these individuals that played such an invaluable role in the war effort.Submitted
299Version 1Camp (MI)RepublicanLate Strikes subsection (b) of section 585.Submitted
218Version 2Crdenas (CA)DemocratRevised Ensures that the investigations launched by the Department of Defense related to the compromise of critical program information include an estimate of economic losses resulting from the intrusion and any actions needed to protect intellectual property.Made In Order
219Version 1Crdenas (CA)DemocratAuthorizes the Department of Defense to create a education program to assist small business understand cyber security threats.Made In Order
220Version 2Crdenas (CA)DemocratRevised Ensures that an assessment of the retention, recruitment, and management of the cyber operation forces is included in a comprehensive mission analysis of cyber operations by the Department of Defense. Made In Order
221Version 1Crdenas (CA)DemocratIncreases authorized funding for Tuition Assistance Programs by $10,000,000.Submitted
184Version 1Chu (CA), Honda (CA), Conyers (MI)DemocratWithdrawn Requires a briefing and plan to address hazing incidents, database to track hazing incidents and a GAO report on hazing in the military.Withdrawn
180Version 1Cicilline (RI), Bustos (IL)DemocratGives manufacturers and contractors the opportunity to provide information to DoD regarding how their bid for a contract will affect domestic employment via a jobs impact statement. Allows DoD to take this information into consideration, but does not mandate that DoD consider this information when awarding the contract. Submitted
207Version 1Coffman (CO)RepublicanFreezes spending on Abrams M1A1 tank upgrades and shifts the money to operations and maintenance accounts.Submitted
208Version 1Coffman (CO)RepublicanCuts $250 million from the Defense Rapid Innovation Program (DRIP), and moves the money to alleviate training and readiness shortfalls.Made In Order
209Version 1Coffman (CO)RepublicanHelps delineate which Department of Defense activities/programs are commercial in nature, and creates a better atmosphere for private sector firms to perform those commercial activities needed by Department of Defense programs. Submitted
210Version 1Coffman (CO), Griffith (VA), Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR)Bi-PartisanDirects the President of the United States to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade--nothing in this amendment should be construed as directing the removal of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, nor certain quick-reaction forces.Made In Order
211Version 1Coffman (CO)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires that the government be provided with accurate data to evaluate the reasonableness of proposed prices for launch services provided by new entrants prior to awarding a contract for an EELV-class launch. Withdrawn
108Version 1Cohen (TN), Rohrabacher (CA), Cicilline (RI)Bi-PartisanRemoves the authority for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund (AIF).Submitted
145Version 2Collins, Chris (NY)RepublicanRevised Expresses a sense of Congress to maintain a strong National Guard and Military Reserve force.Made In Order
291Version 1Collins, Doug (GA)RepublicanLate Allows for the administrative transfer of 282.304 acres, in Dahlonega, Georgia known as Camp Frank D. Merrill, from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Army.Made In Order
16Version 1Conaway (TX)RepublicanMakes an authority change to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, allowing the U.S. military to provide integrated air-missile defense training/coordination to Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Made In Order
183Version 2Connolly (VA), Wolf (VA), Schneider, Bradley (IL)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires that the report authorized by section 1242 of this act include information on how the Egyptian military is supporting the rights of individuals involved in civil society and democratic promotion efforts through nongovernmental organizations.Made In Order
185Version 1Connolly (VA), Granger (TX), Diaz-Balart, Mario (FL), Gingrey (GA), Sires (NJ), Carter (TX)Bi-PartisanDirects the President to sell 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan.Made In Order
186Version 1Connolly (VA), Poe (TX)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes up to 5% of humanitarian assistance program funds to be used for monitoring and evaluation of said programs. Requires a Congressional briefing 90 days after enactment describing, among other things, how the Department evaluates program and project outcomes and impact, including cost effectiveness and whether the programs met their goals.Made In Order
195Version 1Conyers (MI), Welch (VT), Cohen (TN), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanPrevents funds authorized in the Act from being used to deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of Members of the Armed Forces or private security contractors on the ground in Syria unless the purpose of the presence is to rescue a Member of the Armed Forces from imminent danger. Submitted
197Version 1Conyers (MI), Jones (NC), Johnson, Hank (GA), Ellison (MN)Bi-PartisanClarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.Made In Order
198Version 1Conyers (MI)DemocratClarifies that the assessment mandated in Section 1036(3) includes associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners for purposes of interpreting the scope of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force. Made In Order
136Version 1Cooper (TN)DemocratReinstates the New START funding.Made In Order
231Version 1Crowley (NY)DemocratProhibits the Department of Defense from paying any private housing contractor who has outstanding tax obligations at the local, county, city, town or State level as determined by a final judgment by a tax authority.Submitted
69Version 3Cuellar (TX), McCaul (TX), Green, Gene (TX), Poe (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs the Department of Defense, in coordination with DHS and FAA, to develop a plan for UAS involving joint testing and training.Made In Order
204Version 1Culberson (TX)RepublicanAuthorizes use of gold in the metal content of the Medal of Honor.Made In Order
60Version 2Cummings (MD), Michaud (ME), Takano, Mark (CA), Tierney (MA), Cicilline (RI), Braley (IA)DemocratRevised Expands home foreclosure protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to service members receiving hostile fire or imminent danger pay, surviving spouses of service members whose deaths are service connected, and certain veterans who are disabled due to service connected injuries. Increases fines for violations of SCRA.Made In Order
97Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratRecognizes additional means by which members of the National Guard called into federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for enlistment to basic pay.Made In Order
166Version 1DeLauro (CT), Pingree (ME), Tsongas (MA)DemocratRequires the services to include in the annual report to Congress on sexual assaults in the military steps taken to ensure the retention of and access to evidence and records relating to sexual assaults. Requires the services to provide in the report a description of the policies, procedures, and processes implemented to ensure detailed evidence and records are transmitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Made In Order
168Version 1DeLauro (CT), Granger (TX), Moran, James (VA), Kingston (GA), Ellison (MN), Wolf (VA), Connolly (VA)Bi-PartisanProhibits the Defense Department from continuing to purchase equipment from the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that the firm is cooperating with a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit, not delivering S-300 missile defense batteries to Syria, and that no new contracts have been signed by the firm with Syria since January 1, 2013. Provides a national security waiver with a requirement that the Secretary justify the waiver in a report to Congress 30 days prior to the purchase of any equipment from Rosoboronexport. Made In Order
170Version 1DeLauro (CT)DemocratAllows defense contracts only to those contractors and subcontractors who prohibit retaliation for certain wage discussions. Submitted
49Version 1Denham (CA), Walz (MN)Bi-PartisanExtends through 2014 the authority of the Physical Disability Board of Review (Board) to review the disability determinations of individuals who, since September 11, 2001, are separated from the Armed Forces due to unfitness for duty because of a mental condition with a disability rating of 20% or less and are found to be ineligible for retirement. Adds to those eligible for such review individuals who, before December 31, 2014, are separated due to unfitness because of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation based on a personality or adjustment disorder.Submitted
77Version 3Denham (CA)RepublicanRevised Authorizes enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain undocumented immigrants who are otherwise qualified for enlistment, and provides a way for the undocumented immigrants to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence by reason of their honorable service and sacrifice in the U.S. military. Made In Order
266Version 2DeSantis (FL), Yoho, Ted (FL)RepublicanRevised Provides for suspension of pay in the Uniform Code of Military Justice for members of the military held in pre-trial confinement for an offense for which a sentence of death or confinement for life may be adjudged. Submitted
267Version 1DeSantis (FL)RepublicanProhibits funds from being authorized for collaborative cyber-security activities with the People's Republic of China. Made In Order
135Version 2Duckworth (IL)DemocratRevised Amends the FY13 NDAA to supplement the Small Business Administration’s mandated annual report on overall performance on government-wide small business goals to include a remediation plan for any failure to achieve contracting goals. Their current report must be strengthened to describe the extent of participation by small business, justification for any failure to achieve the small business contracting goal of 23% of procurement contracts being awarded to small businesses, and a remediation plan with best practices and analysis of past faulty practices to reach those goals in the next evaluation period. Made In Order
114Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratProhibits the authorization of Defense Department funds for tear gas and other riot control items to Middle East and North African countries undergoing democratic transition unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to the appropriate Congressional committees that the security forces of such countries are not using excessive force to repress peaceful, lawful and organized dissent.Made In Order
277Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratLate Includes the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as recipients of DoD notification of a sensitive military operation.Submitted
280Version 1Engel (NY)DemocratLate Includes the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as recipients of DoD notification of a sensitive military operation and clarify that the notification requirement shall not include activities subject to the requirements of title V of the National Security Act of 1947.Submitted
131Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratEstablishes standards for the prompt replacement of military medals & decorations requested by veterans, current service members, and eligible family members. Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure the following: a) that decorations are mailed within 60 days of successful verification of the service record claimed; b) that requests cannot take more than one year to fulfill; and c) that the Secretary submits annual reports measuring responsiveness to such requests. Made In Order
133Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratProvides a preference for defense contractors who make donations to help support the rebuilding of elementary and secondary schools where the learning environment has been disrupted because of a violent or traumatic crisis that took place on the school campus.Submitted
56Version 1Farr (CA)DemocratEstablishes the sense of Congress that senior leadership in the Department of Defense should take into consideration the importance of foreign language and cultural education.Made In Order
51Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanGives Veteran Owned Small Businesses the same 5% contracting goal that other groups get when doing business with the Department of Defense. Maintains the existing 3% goal for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small business. Submitted
52Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to study the impact of Veteran Owned Small Business contracting on veteran unemployment and entrepreneurship. Requires the Department of Defense to provide an analysis on the feasibility and impacts of a ‘Veterans First’ style contracting program which would put priority on meeting Veteran Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business goals first.Made In Order
53Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanPrevents the Service Chiefs from ending the military tuition assistance programs.Made In Order
124Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA), Visclosky (IN)Bi-PartisanAllows the elite Tomb Guards of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to be eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery.Submitted
228Version 2Fortenberry (NE)RepublicanRevised Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a strategy to modernize the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in order to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region.Made In Order
109Version 2Frankel (FL)DemocratRevised Adds a provision to Article 120 of the UCMJ that would make it a new offense to abuse one’s position in the chain of command of the subordinate to rape or sexually assault that person. Applies to both commissioned and non-commissioned officers.Made In Order
96Version 1Franks (AZ)RepublicanEstablishes the sense of Congress that the paramount security concern of the United States is the ongoing and illegal nuclear weapons programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.Made In Order
98Version 1Franks (AZ)RepublicanAdds consultation to the main roles and responsibilities as prescribed in section 1086, to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Made In Order
95Version 1Gabbard (HI), Peters, Scott (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Strikes Sections 318 and 319, which preclude the Department from purchasing or producing domestic biofuels. Allows the continued development of a cost-competitive U.S. biofuels market on a commercial scale by reversing Section 316, which provides the Department of Defense an exemption from Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Withdrawn
111Version 1Gallego (TX)DemocratAllows the Secretary of Defense to take measurable action to determine the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts. Made In Order
113Version 1Gallego (TX)DemocratExtends by five years an existing Expedited Hiring Authority for civilian personnel in order to fast-track the method of recruiting and hiring select healthcare professionals, and allows DoD to pay individuals in critical and shortage healthcare occupations (specifically including those who treat wounded warriors). Made In Order
239Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratWithholds the $2.6 billion dollars in additional funding that have been added to the Afghan National Security Forces Fund this year for acquisition of aircraft, vehicles and other equipment until the Secretary of Defense submits a report to Congress confirming when these systems would be delivered, the ANSF's capabilities of operating and maintaining these systems, and the impact of such acquisitions on the future US costs of funding the ANSF. Made In Order
240Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratRevised Instructs the Secretary of Defense to submit a report assessing the potential impact of onsite renewable power generation supply chains on energy performance goals, including an implementation plan for mitigating any identified supply chain risks associated with the installation of power generating assets. Instructs the Secretary to address these concerns by amending regulations governing the procurement of onsite renewable generating assets to maximize energy security at military installations and facilities.Submitted
241Version 1Garamendi (CA), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)DemocratReduces funding by $107,000,000 in section 4101 for advanced procurement for major equipment for the Missile Defense Agency; reduces funding by $140,400,000 in section 4201 for ballistic missile defense mid-course segment; states that the amounts reduced shall not be used for any purpose other than deficit reduction.Submitted
187Version 1Garcia (FL)DemocratRequires that any agreements that the Department of Defense enters into with private housing contractors under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative must include a provision that the private contractors adhere to the applicable State and local taxes, like any other private company.Submitted
189Version 1Garcia (FL)DemocratProhibits the Secretary of Defense from making any payments to a private housing contractor for an agreement, made under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, if the contractor has outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months as determined by a tax authority.Submitted
191Version 2Garcia (FL)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to issue a report to Congress on the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. The report shall include the details of any project where the project owner had outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months, as determined by a tax authority. Made In Order
193Version 1Garcia (FL)DemocratProhibits the Secretary of Defense from making any payments to a private housing contractor for an agreement made under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative after the date of the enactment of this Act, if the contractor has outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months as determined by a tax authority. Submitted
102Version 1Gardner (CO)RepublicanRequires prior Congressional approval in order for the DoD to expand Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Fort Carson, CO, which is located in my Congressional District. Requires specific appropriation approval for PCMS expansion.Made In Order
132Version 1Gibson (NY), Garamendi (CA)Bi-PartisanStrikes section 1251, Sense of Congress on the Conflict in Syria.Made In Order
92Version 1Gingrey (GA)RepublicanExpresses the sense of Congress that active military personnel that are either live in or are stationed in Washington, DC would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions.Made In Order
94Version 1Gingrey (GA)RepublicanRepeals the use of official time by DoD employees. Submitted
196Version 1Goodlatte (VA)RepublicanRequires the government, in habeas proceedings for United States citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the AUMF, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the citizen is an unprivileged enemy combatant and there is not presumption that the government's evidence is accurate and authentic.Made In Order
50Version 2Gosar (AZ)RepublicanRevised Corrects a technical error from previous legislation which inadvertently removed Mohave County, Arizona from the list of counties whose residents are eligible to apply for just compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Since the NDAA has been a vehicle to address RECA issues in the past, it seems to be the most appropriate legislation to correct these errors. Submitted
55Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanStates that Congress fully supports Israel’s lawful exercise of self-defense, including actions to halt regional aggression. Made In Order
75Version 1Graves (MO), Hanna (NY)RepublicanSimplifies small business contracting by reconciling the limitation on subcontracting provisions enacted in Sec. 802 of the FY 2013 NDAA with those in the Small Business Act. Made In Order
129Version 2Grayson (FL)DemocratRevised Requires that the Department of Defense submit to Congress a report on how sole source suppliers of components in the military procurement supply chain create vulnerabilities to military attack, terrorism, natural disaster, industrial shock, etc. Made In Order
137Version 1Grayson (FL), Pierluisi (PR)DemocratRevised Ensures that the “Commission on Service to the Nation,” created by this bill, must hold at least one hearing in Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (in addition to every State and the District of Columbia).Made In Order
139Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that no taxpayer dollars be used to fund the portion of the salary of an employee of a contractor with the Department of Defense that is in excess of the Commander-in-Chief’s salary – currently $400,000.Submitted
140Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Strikes the sense of Congress located on pages 501 and 502 that the President, following the end of the NATO mission in Afghanistan (December 31, 2014), should “publicly support a residual US military presence in Afghanistan”.Withdrawn
144Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratWithdrawn Ensures that the ‘Operation and Maintenance for Overseas Contingency Operations’ account is fully funded at the President’s FY14 request (section 4302).Withdrawn
146Version 2Grayson (FL)DemocratRevised Prohibits the Department of Defense from collecting any information generated by a citizen of the United States while located in the United States, including: telephone records, internet records, and physical location, without probable cause of a terrorism or criminal offense related to action or conduct by that citizen.Submitted
147Version 1Grayson (FL)DemocratRequires that Department of Defense be prohibited from entering into a contract with any entity that has, pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (see 48 CFR 52.209.5), certified to crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, etc. Restriction mirrors those attached by voice to the Milicon/VA and Homeland Security appropriations bills considered on the floor last week.Submitted
154Version 1Green, Gene (TX)DemocratRequires the military departments to provide free Internet access to servicemembers serving in a combat zone. The requirement may be waived if the security environment is unsafe for recreational Internet use.Made In Order
259Version 1Green, Al (TX)DemocratRequires grant recipients of the Urbanized Area Formula Grants to provide discounted rates for veterans. Submitted
31Version 1Griffin (AR), Wolf (VA)RepublicanModifies Article 13 UCMJ to allow for the suspension of pay and allowances to a member of the Armed Forces in confinement pending trial for rape, sexual assault, or a capital offense. Provides waiver authority to the Secretary of the military department concerned. Submitted
110Version 1Griffith (VA), Ellison (MN)Bi-PartisanRequires the Department of Defense to comply with former Secretary Gates’ efficiencies directive dated March 14, 2011 for a reduction in the number of flag officers and generals by no later than December 31, 2014.Submitted
174Version 1Grimm (NY)RepublicanWithdrawn Expresses support for internal rebuilding, resettlement, and reconciliation in post-civil war Sri Lanka and calls for a credible, international, independent, investigation into alleged instances of human rights abuses during and since the war which ended in 2009.Withdrawn
176Version 2Grimm (NY)RepublicanRevised Expresses condemnation of the government of Iran for its systematic, state-sponsored persecution of the country's Baha'i religious minority.Made In Order
138Version 1Guthrie (KY)RepublicanRequires a comprehensive policy on improvements to the care, management, and transition of recovering service members with urotrauma from DoD to VA. Urotrauma is a class of wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, reproductive organs, and urinary organs. Made In Order
141Version 1Guthrie (KY)RepublicanWithdrawn Establishes an inter-agency Task Force to study methods to improve care for service members suffering from urotrauma, a class of wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, reproductive organs, and urinary organs. These are signature wounds of IED blasts.Withdrawn
10Version 2Hanna (NY)RepublicanRevised Expresses the sense of Congress that the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should be condemned; expresses support for our Armed Forces and first responders; and supports policies to reduce the use of IEDs.Made In Order
11Version 1Hanna (NY)RepublicanDirects the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make memorial headstone or grave markers available for purchase by Guard or Reserve members who served for at least 6 years, at no cost to the government. Further clarifies that this does not allow for any new veteran benefits, and does not authorize any new burial benefit or create any new authority for an individual to be buried in a national cemetery.Submitted
72Version 1Hanna (NY), Graves (MO), Shuster (PA), Hunter (CA), Connolly (VA)Bi-PartisanMakes it easier for small businesses to compete for lower tier subcontracts on federal projects and improves visibility into the health of the industrial base. Made In Order
214Version 1Hastings, Doc (WA), Fleischmann (TN), Lujan (NM)Bi-PartisanAmends Division C, Title XXXI regarding the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect and provide public access to Manhattan Project facilities at three DOE defense sites through the establishment of an historical park.Made In Order
215Version 3Hastings, Doc (WA)RepublicanRevised Directs the Department of Energy to transfer a parcel of land at the Hanford Site to the DOE designated Community Reuse Organization.Made In Order
152Version 2Heck, Denny (WA)DemocratRevised Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by allowing the servicemember to submit a certified letter from a commanding officer or record from the Defense Manpower Database Center in lieu of military orders.Made In Order
36Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratSimplifies existing health services contracting law to allow for better and faster utilization of community-based health care services.Submitted
37Version 2Holt (NJ)DemocratRevised Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress within 60 days of enactment whether the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program, or related scholarship or fellowship programs within the Department of Defense, are providing the necessary number of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineer, and mathematics to meet the recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on Research and Development in the United States Intelligence Community, as well as recommendation for how SMART and similar program might be improved to better satisfy those recommendations.Made In Order
38Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratAllows any adjutant general of a State to request contact information for Individual Ready Reservists and Individual Mobilization Augmentees in the State for the purpose of conducting suicide prevention efforts.Made In Order
39Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratProvides for enhanced whistleblower protections for Department of Defense employees and contractors.Submitted
40Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratStrikes all of subtitle C of title II except section 237 (Iron Dome program).Made In Order
177Version 1Honda (CA)DemocratAllows military recruiters to access student personal information only when schools have the explicit, written consent of parents.Submitted
188Version 1Hudson (NC)RepublicanRequires the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) to provide a report to the Armed Services Committees, which outlines how the Department intends to maintain both the capability and the infrastructure required to support canines as Stand-off Detection of Explosives and Explosive Precursors (SDE2P). Includes working with private industry, academic institutions, and federal agencies to ensure best practices are used.Made In Order
233Version 1Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanRequires a report to Congress on activities with respect for Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers not less than 90 days prior to any further disciplinary or administrative action against that individual.Submitted
234Version 1Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanExtends to military service members the right of action against the federal government given to other federal employees under Bivens v. Six Uknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).Submitted
235Version 1Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanProhibits the performing of same-sex marriages or marriage-like ceremonies on DOD facilities. Submitted
236Version 1Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Defense to provide reports to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees any time there is a meeting between DOD officials and civilians regarding the creation or enforcement of religious liberty regulations.Made In Order
237Version 1Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanProhibits the implementation of the directive memo from Sec. Panetta on February 11, 2013, regarding additional benefits being extended to same sex partners of those serving in our Armed Forces. Submitted
238Version 2Huelskamp (KS)RepublicanRevised Limits the availability of funds authorized to target United States Persons for surveillance without a court order.Submitted
41Version 1Huffman (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Navy to report to Congress on how the Department of the Navy will utilize the work product of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cetacean Density and Distribution Mapping Working Group in developing new siting and wildlife mitigation protocols for Navy training and testing activities.Submitted
32Version 1Hunter (CA)RepublicanEnsures the inclusion of emblems of belief on military memorials. Emblems of belief may include those that are currently authorized by the National Cemetery Administration.Made In Order
178Version 1Hunter (CA)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of the Army to consider the Silver Star Award nominations for four soldiers whose award nominations were lost and subsequently downgraded. Made In Order
117Version 1Issa (CA), Connolly (VA)Bi-PartisanReforms the process by which Federal agencies procure products and services related to information technology.Made In Order
76Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRequires the Government Accountability Office to include in its annual report to Congress a list of the most common grounds for sustaining protests relating to bids for contracts. Submitted
78Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Extends whistleblower protections to non-Defense contractor and grantee employees.Withdrawn
80Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRequires outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities required before conversion of certain functions to contractor performance.Made In Order
81Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides for increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer.Made In Order
82Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratExpresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of Defense should develop a plan to ensure a sustainable flow of qualified mental health counselors to meet the long-term needs of members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Made In Order
84Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the importance of increasing effectiveness of the Northern Command ("NORTHCOM") in fulfilling its critical mission of protecting the U.S. homeland in the event of war and to provide support to local, state and federal authorities in times of national emergency.Withdrawn
86Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides for improved management of defense equipment and supplies through automated information and data capture technologies.Made In Order
88Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRequires posting of information relating to sexual assault prevention and response resources.Made In Order
288Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Increases PTSD Funding by $5,000,000.Submitted
289Version 3Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study to ascertain the extent to which contractors are used in the conduct of intelligence activities and the type of information to which such contractors are exposed and to submit to Congress an assessment of the defense intelligence activities’ reliance on the contractor workforce to support government activities, including contractors performing defense intelligence activities (including intelligence analysis); a description of the skill sets performed by contractors and the availability of federal civilian personnel to perform those skill sets; and the number of contractors who are performing inherently governmental functions or functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions.Submitted
290Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Authorizes a 2 Percent Basic Pay increase for military. Submitted
293Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to Congress that military drone assets are not deployed in or near heavily populated areas of the United States.Submitted
12Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Increases authorized funding for Applied Cyber Security Research by $9,000,000.Withdrawn
13Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratWithdrawn Increases authorized funding for basic research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions by $15,000,000.Withdrawn
274Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits funding to construct permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Made In Order
7Version 3Kelly (PA)RepublicanRevised Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the treaty has been signed by the president, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of implementing legislation by the Congress.Made In Order
268Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratProvides for additional transparency in short term vehicle and payday loans to service members and requires that when making these types of loans, lenders provide service members with information about the true cost of the loan over time, other potential financing options available through military aid societies, and the financial counseling services provided by the Department of Defense. Submitted
212Version 1Kind (WI), Sensenbrenner (WI)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War. Withdrawn
213Version 2Kind (WI), Sensenbrenner (WI)Bi-PartisanRevised Authorizes an award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War. Requires Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the process and materials used for consideration of Medal of Honor recommendations for acts of heroism that occurred during the Civil War. Made In Order
29Version 1Kirkpatrick (AZ), Coffman (CO), O'Rourke (TX), Thompson, Mike (CA), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH), Rahall (WV)Bi-PartisanRequires the Department of Defense to provide certified and complete service treatment records to the Department of Veterans Affairs within 90 days of military discharge or release in an electronic format. Made In Order
79Version 1Kline (MN), Hunter (CA), Andrews (NJ), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanEnsures all students from legally operating secondary schools are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces. Made In Order
99Version 1Kuster, Ann (NH)DemocratRequires a report on the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Department of Defense centers of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, and military eye injuries.Made In Order
103Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanEstablishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed to Israel by the sale or transfer of advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Syria.Made In Order
106Version 1Lamborn (CO)RepublicanEstablishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed by Hezbollah. Encourages our European allies to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.Made In Order
107Version 2Lamborn (CO)RepublicanRevised Restricts funding for the space-based infrared systems space modernization initiative wide-field-of-view testbed until the Department of Defense certifies that it is carrying out the Operationally Responsive Space Program required by 10USC2273a.Made In Order
35Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratRequires a report providing an updated comparison of the costs and risks of acquiring DDG 1000 and DDG 51 Flight III vessels equipped for enhanced ballistic missile defense capability.Made In Order
253Version 1Langevin (RI), Castro (TX)DemocratRevised Enables qualified foreign nationals already working in Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories classified as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories, and possessing specialty skills needed for critical positions where U.S. citizens are unavailable, to receive expedited citizenship, which would enable eligibility for security clearance consideration. Allows this authority to only used in those exceptional cases where the DOD organization has already hired the foreign national and wants to support fast-track citizenship for the benefit of DOD, and capped at 10 individuals per year.Submitted
254Version 2Langevin (RI), Cummings (MD)DemocratRevised Requires DoD to comply with a law enacted in the FY10 NDAA to ensure that funding was available to use civilian employees instead of contractors for requirements that last more than five years.Made In Order
89Version 1Larsen, Rick (WA), Markey, Edward (MA), Blumenauer (OR), Sanchez, Loretta (CA)DemocratLimits funding for nuclear components of the B-61 Life Extension Program until a report is provided to the appropriate congressional committees detailing the role of NATO in the development, funding, and basing of the B-61 in the future.Submitted
160Version 1Larson, John (CT), Rooney (FL)Bi-PartisanEnsures access to behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, under TRICARE for children with developmental disabilities, when prescribed by a physician.Made In Order
151Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA), Burgess (TX), Schakowsky (IL)Bi-PartisanDecreases Department of Defense (DOD) funding by 0.5% (excluding personnel and health program accounts) unless financial statements from the previous year are certified as auditable and meeting generally accepted accounting principles.Submitted
153Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA), Ros-Lehtinen (FL)Bi-PartisanRequires the Defense Secretary to report to Congress on the use of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and related policies, punitive articles, and regulations with regard to service members living with or at risk of contracting HIV. Made In Order
155Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI)DemocratRequires the Defense Secretary to report to congressional defense committees on matters related to the use of lethal drones, as well as all legal opinions providing advice on the authority to use force in such operations. Submitted
156Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratReduces the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account. Submitted
172Version 1Lee, Barbara (CA), Broun (GA), DeLauro (CT)Bi-PartisanSets a date certain for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF (Public Law 107-40) either at the end of the war in Afghanistan or January 1, 2015, whichever happens first.Submitted
17Version 1Lewis, John (GA)DemocratRequire the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, to post to cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to each American taxpayer on the Department of Defense’s website.Made In Order
279Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratLate Creates an Office of Transitional Assistance to help veterans and service members leaving the military to know eligible benefits and find jobs. Requires that the office to create a website to connect veterans with employers looking to hire veterans.Submitted
206Version 1Lowey (NY)DemocratRequires service academies to add sexual assault prevention in ethics curricula.Made In Order
4Version 1Lujan (NM)DemocratExtends the sunset of the Secretary of Energy's Other Transaction authority by 5 years.Made In Order
190Version 1Lujan Grisham, Michelle (NM)DemocratInstructs the DOD to identify and recognize dependents of a member of the armed forces who is serving or has served in a combat zone for a period of more than 30 days with a lapel button and to conduct presentation ceremonies to eligible dependents. Made In Order
115Version 1Lummis (WY), Daines (MT), Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanRequires DOD to preserve currently active ICBM silos in warm status.Made In Order
272Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratLate Requires, in the case of a reduction to the authorization for Operations & Maintenance, Navy or for Pacific Command, that the authorization for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command not be reduced below $118,230,000.Submitted
273Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratLate Revised Requires an assessment of the Afghan National Security Force’s (ANSF) ability to provide proper Operations & Maintenance for U.S.-funded ANSF infrastructure projects after January 1, 2015.Made In Order
59Version 1Maloney, Sean (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Requires a report on the feasibility of establishing a cyber command fellowship for cadets at the United States Military Academy.Withdrawn
264Version 2Maloney, Sean (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the DoD to submit an impact statement when they waive Buy America provisions in the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Submitted
265Version 1Maloney, Sean (NY)DemocratPrevents the DoD from waiving Buy America provisions in the Korea Free Trade Agreement if the product being purchased is made by a domestic minority owned or small business and is sold at fair market value. Submitted
282Version 3McCaul (TX), Miller, Candice (MI), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Jackson Lee (TX)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify and transfer equipment that may be used to secure the international borders of the United StatesMade In Order
283Version 2McCaul (TX), Miller, Candice (MI), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Jackson Lee (TX)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Amends 10 USC 2576a to include “border security activities” to the list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when transferring excess property to other federal agencies.Made In Order
284Version 2McCaul (TX), Pierluisi (PR)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Authorizes the transfer of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems from the Department of Defense to the Department of Homeland Security.Made In Order
21Version 1McCollum (MN)DemocratProhibits any funds authorized in the bill from being used to sponsor Army National Guard professional wrestling sports sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships. The amendment does not prohibit recruiters from making direct, personal contact with secondary school students and other prospective recruits. Made In Order
118Version 1McGovern (MA), Jones (NC), Smith, Adam (WA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Garamendi (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the President to complete the accelerated transition of combat operations from U.S. Armed Forces to the Government of Afghanistan no later than by the end of 2013; the accelerated transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014, including the redeployment of U.S. troops; and to pursue robust negotiations to address Afghanistan's and the region's security and stability. Establishes the sense of Congress that should the President determine the necessity for post-2014 deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Congress should vote to authorize such a presence and mission by no later than June 2014.Made In Order
8Version 1McKeon (CA)RepublicanAmends title 32 USC 508, “Assistance for certain youth and charitable organizations,” by adding State Student Cadet Corps to the list of 13 eligible youth and charitable programs eligible to receive National Guard support services.Made In Order
164Version 1McKeon (CA), Smith, Adam (WA)Bi-PartisanRequires the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Administration to make all health care information contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems available and actionable to health care providers in both Departments by October 1, 2014 and requires the Secretaries to implement an integrated health record by October 1, 2016.Made In Order
192Version 1McKeon (CA)RepublicanMANAGER'S AMENDMENT Makes technical and conforming changes in the bill.Made In Order
20Version 1McKinley (WV), Owens (NY)Bi-PartisanRequires the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic tour calculator so that reservists could keep track of aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or more served within a fiscal year. For each active duty tour totaling 90 days served ‘inside’ a FY, a reservist who subsequently qualifies for a reserve retirement (at age 60) may credit such tours towards early retirement.Made In Order
227Version 1McNerney (CA), Napolitano (CA), McKinley (WV)Bi-PartisanProvides an additional $15 million in funding for the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program and reduces the Office of the Secretary’s budget by the same amount.Submitted
257Version 1Murphy, Patrick (FL)DemocratAllocates an additional $10M for PTSD research from Operation and Maintenance, Defense Wide.Submitted
258Version 2Murphy, Patrick (FL)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on efforts to make more efficient use of Defense facilities, with a focus on underutilized and unutilized facilities.Made In Order
294Version 2Murphy, Tim (PA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the consideration of the value of services provided by a local community to the armed forces as part of the economic analysis in making base realignment or closure decisions.Made In Order
179Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Removes funding to expand the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Withdrawn
181Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Prevents Department of Defense funds from being used to force feed the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba military base. Withdrawn
182Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Cuts the funding of construction money being used to expand the base in Gitmo in half, because 86 of the 166 prisoners being detained in Gitmo have already been cleared for release.Withdrawn
90Version 1Nolan (MN)DemocratProhibits use of funds in this Act from assisting the armed combatants in Syria without prior statutory authorization by Congress.Submitted
91Version 1Nolan (MN)DemocratReduces total funds authorized in this Act by $60 Billion.Made In Order
255Version 1O'Rourke (TX)DemocratRequires “sexual harassment” to also be included in the development of a uniform curriculum to provide sexual assault prevention and response training and education for members of the Armed Force and civilian employees of the Department of Defense.Submitted
256Version 1O'Rourke (TX)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Defense, through the Director of the Department of Defense’s Small business program, to submit a report examining the Department of Defense’s (the Department) small business contracting services for the purpose of achieving the Department’s small business contracting goals.Submitted
278Version 1Palazzo (MS)RepublicanLate Considers dual status military technicians a military personnel account for purposes of the enforcement of sequestration.Submitted
121Version 1Pascrell (NJ), Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratExpresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit the plan required by the National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2013 to improve coordination and integration of the programs that address traumatic brain injury and psychological health of members of the Armed Forces within the appropriate time-frame. Made In Order
123Version 1Pascrell (NJ)DemocratRequires a report on how the Secretary of Defense will identify, refer, and treat traumatic brain injuries with respect to members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom prior to June 2010 when a memorandum regarding a 50- meter distance from an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer and treat members for potential traumatic brain injury took effect. Made In Order
70Version 1Pearce (NM)RepublicanProvides the Department of Defense with final approval over any new land use project that utilizes covered research, development, test and evaluation lands within the continuous United States. Made In Order
271Version 1Pearce (NM)RepublicanLate Extends of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mission.Made In Order
269Version 1Pierluisi (PR), Young, Don (AK)Bi-PartisanLate Authorizes the Department of Defense for public safety purposes to remove unexploded ordnance from certain areas of the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico that were a former weapons training area and that the Department identified in 2012 as having regular public access. Submitted
270Version 3Pierluisi (PR), Grayson (FL)DemocratLate Revised Requires the Department of Defense to conduct a formal records review and make public a report detailing all military munitions and training activities that occurred historically on the islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico, and in the nearby cays and waters.Made In Order
229Version 1Pingree (ME)DemocratInstructs the DOD to insure that servicemembers are aware of the Interim Guidance by the Director of National Intelligence that victims of military sexual assault who received counseling answer “no” to Q21 on their Security Form 86 (SF86) for security clearances. Made In Order
230Version 1Pingree (ME)DemocratAmends the Small Business Act to include a military installation's municipality, county, census tract, or contiguous census tract having a total population of no more than 50,000, as determined by the most recent census as a base closure area for purposes of the SBA's HUBZONE (historically underutilized business zone) program.Submitted
292Version 1Pocan, Mark (WI)DemocratLate Increases funding for research on traumatic brain injuries by $10 million, offset by a reduction in overhead in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.Submitted
216Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWithdrawn Authorizes a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017 and incorporates several recommendations by GAO to improve the BRAC process and reduce excess capacity.Withdrawn
217Version 3Polis (CO)DemocratRevised Limits funding for advanced procurement of inefficient ground-based interceptor rocket motor sets, and the costly refurbishment of Missile Field 1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, until the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications to Congress, including that the Commander of the United States Northern Command has full confidence in the homeland missile defense system.Made In Order
295Version 1Polis (CO), Andrews (NJ)DemocratLate Allows those certified by recognized nontheistic organizations to be appointed as officers in the chaplain core in order to fully serve nontheistic or nonreligious servicemembers. Made In Order
42Version 1Posey (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport, at his discretion and without charge, to any country supplies furnished by a nonprofit organization that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.Made In Order
93Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratWithdrawn Strikes section 316, which exempts the Department of Defense from Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.Withdrawn
104Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratStrikes section 1054, which includes a statement of policy that further arms reductions below the limits of the New START Treaty cannot be made by the President without Senate approval and limits the availability of funds to reduce strategic delivery vehicles below limits of the New START Treaty without Senate approval.Submitted
105Version 1Quigley (IL)DemocratEstablishes the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit to the appropriate committees the report required by section 1042(a) of the FY12 NDAA outlining nuclear reductions, and that Congress should not limit funds to implement the New START Treaty contingent on the receipt of the report. Submitted
43Version 2Radel, Trey (FL), Amash (MI), Massie (KY), Salmon, (AZ)RepublicanRevised Prohibits the use of lethal military force, including the use of unmanned aircrafts, against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, absent narrow exceptions for imminent and significant national security threats.Made In Order
71Version 1Radel, Trey (FL), Amash (MI), Massie (KY), Salmon, (AZ)RepublicanRequires the Department of Defense to submit to the Congress a report every year containing: (1) the names of any U.S. citizens subject to military detention, (2) the legal justification for their continued detention, and (3) the steps the Executive Branch is taking to either provide them some judicial process, or release them. Requires that an unclassified version of the report be made available, and in addition, that the report must be made available to all members of Congress. Made In Order
63Version 2Rigell (VA)RepublicanRevised Reaffirms Congress' constitutional war powers by clearly stating that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any use of military force. Made In Order
64Version 1Rigell (VA)RepublicanProhibits any funds from being used to purchase military coins that are not produced in the United States. Made In Order
65Version 1Rigell (VA)RepublicanWithdrawn Gives the Department of Defense greater flexibility by striking section 803 to remove the extension of aggregate annual caps for contract services that were previously set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2013.Withdrawn
66Version 1Rigell (VA)RepublicanStrikes $279 million authorized for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund and transfers those funds to critical reset and Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force depot maintenance accounts. Submitted
67Version 1Rigell (VA), Hunter (CA)RepublicanStrikes language in section 808 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to provide the Department of Defense flexibility in implementing the contracting caps extended by section 803 of the underlying bill. Made In Order
68Version 1Rigell (VA)RepublicanModifies the temporary suspension of public-private competitions for conversion of Department of Defense functions to contractor performance. Permits the Secretary of Defense to exempt existing public-private partnerships from the OMB Budget Circular A-76 process.Made In Order
285Version 1Roe (TN), Thompson, Glenn (PA), Flores (TX)RepublicanLate Creates a temporary panel to develop criteria for an ideal integrated electronic health record to be used by both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Requires that this panel, selected jointly by the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, consist of military physicians, one from each service, and four VA representatives, two each from the health and benefits administrations of VA. The panel will have 90 days to establish these criteria. Submitted
286Version 1Roe (TN)RepublicanLate Establishes a competition for non-governmental American-based entities to develop an iEHR for use by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Requires that criteria for programs entered into this competition would be set by a temporary joint panel consisting of military physicians, one from each service, and four VA representatives, two each from the health and benefits administrations of VA.Submitted
45Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanConditions all funds to Pakistan on the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi.Submitted
46Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanProhibits all funds to Pakistan.Submitted
47Version 1Rohrabacher (CA), Sherman (CA)Bi-PartisanExpands the certification requirement on reimbursements to Pakistan to include human rights concerns. Made In Order
48Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanExpresses a sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is owed a debt of gratitude for helping to find Osama bin Laden.Submitted
130Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanAuthorizes no less than $5,000,000 to carry out the research, development, test, and evaluation of an aerial wildfire-fighting container delivery system and requires that these activities would be carried out using competitive procedures.Submitted
112Version 1Ros-Lehtinen (FL)RepublicanEnhances DoD and State Department reporting requirements on the comprehensive plan for United States military assistance and cooperation with Egypt to include a description of the strategic objectives of the United States regarding the provision of U.S. security assistance to the Government of Egypt, a description of vetting and end-use monitoring systems in place by both Egypt and the U.S. for defense articles and training provided by the U.S. – including human rights vetting – and additional requirements. Requires a GAO report requesting recommendations regarding the DoD and State report and requesting additional actions with respect to the provision of United States security assistance to Egypt.Made In Order
120Version 1Ros-Lehtinen (FL)RepublicanAuthorizes the Secretary of Defense to deploy assets, personnel and resources to the Joint Interagency Task Force South, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, to combat transnational criminal organization, drug trafficking, bulk shipments of narcotics or currency, narco-terrorism, human trafficking and the Iranian presence in SOUTHCOM’s AOR.Made In Order
249Version 1Roskam (IL)RepublicanRequires the President to submit to the appropriate committees every 90 days a report that identifies that the United States has taken all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats to its security and defend its vital national interests.Made In Order
62Version 1Ross (FL)RepublicanProhibits the Department of Defense from using taxpayer funds to provide additional or upgraded recreational facilities for individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Made In Order
298Version 1Royce (CA)RepublicanLate Provides authority for DOD, with the concurrence of the Department of State, to advise and assist foreign nations to suppress the illicit wildlife trade in Africa, a source of financing for transnational rebel and extremist groups. It requires an annual report to the Congress. Made In Order
126Version 1Ruiz, Raul (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Congress on the feasibility of establishing a small business cyber technology office to assist small business concerns in providing cybersecurity solutions to the Federal Government.Made In Order
5Version 1Sarbanes (MD)DemocratSeeks to promote greater compliance with sourcing laws by incorporating them into the DoD Supplement to the FAR, which contracting officers look to closely for guidance. Seeks to strengthen compliance with existing law. Made In Order
87Version 1Schakowsky (IL), Miller, George (CA)DemocratProvides procurement guidance, with regards to sourcing garments from Bangladesh by the Defense Department’s commissary and exchange store system, to assure fire and building safety conditions are audited and addressed with respect to exchange branded apparel, licensing of exchange brands, and procurement of branded garments. Made In Order
203Version 1Schiff (CA)DemocratRepeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force effective on December 31, 2014 - concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan. Submitted
275Version 2Schneider, Bradley (IL)DemocratLate Revised Expands the findings section of the bill to express the sense of Congress that the President should use all diplomatic means to limit the transfer of arms from Russia, Lebanon, and Iran to the Assad regime.Made In Order
276Version 1Schneider, Bradley (IL)DemocratLate Adds an additional requirement to the annual report on Iran that requires an analysis of how sanctions are impacting Iran's Threat Network. Made In Order
161Version 2Schrader (OR)DemocratRevised Establishes a program to provide improved access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 employees; and has average annual receipts that total not more than $1,000,000. It disallows any contracts awarded under this program if its value is less than $3,000 or less than half the upper threshold of section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act. Made In Order
281Version 1Schrader (OR)DemocratLate Establishes a program to provide improved access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 employees; and has average annual receipts that total not more than $1,000,000. Disallows any contracts awarded under this program if its value is less than $3,000 or less than half the upper threshold of section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act. Submitted
125Version 1Sessions (TX), Thompson, Mike (CA)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a 5-year pilot program for treatments of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder for members of the Armed Forces in health care facilities other than military treatment facilities. Requires that all treatments must be approved by the Secretary of Defense following approval by an institutional review board.Made In Order
73Version 1Smith, Adam (WA), Gibson (NY)Bi-PartisanAmends Section 1021 of the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution or by an appropriate state court. Strikes section 1022 of the same Act (which provided for mandatory military custody of covered parties).Made In Order
74Version 2Smith, Adam (WA), Moran, James (VA), Nadler (NY)DemocratRevised Provides framework to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014Made In Order
169Version 2Speier (CA), Braley (IA), Brownley (CA)DemocratRevised Permit the alleged victim of a crime to submit sworn written testimony instead of having to testify in person during an Article 32 proceeding. This would avoid re-victimization and align the Article 32 proceeding with the civilian judicial approach. Submitted
171Version 1Speier (CA)DemocratLimits funding for the Littoral Combat Ship program until the Secretary of the Navy submits results of developmental and operational testing to the congressional defense committees and certifies the program has feasible and fully-defined requirements, independent and high-confidence cost estimates, and a realistic and achievable schedule.Submitted
173Version 1Speier (CA), Coffman (CO)Bi-PartisanRequires the Secretary of Defense to provide congressional support offices the same access to Defense Department facilities as employees of the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and Senate.Made In Order
175Version 1Speier (CA), Jones (NC), Loebsack (IA), Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Braley (IA), Pingree (ME), McDermott (WA), Bonamici (OR), Waters (CA), Schrader (OR), Schakowsky (IL), Gutierrez (IL), Chu (CA), Lujan (NM), Michaud (ME), Castor (FL), Farr (CA), Cohen (TN), Wilson (FL), Rahall (WV), Keating (MA), Clay (MO), Maloney, Carolyn (NY), Brownley (CA), Garamendi (CA), Johnson, Hank (GA), Kaptur (OH)Bi-PartisanRequires that cases of sexual assault are taken out of the chain of command by giving prosecutorial discretion to the Office of Chief Prosecutor of each service rather than the commander. Submitted
159Version 1Swalwell, Eric (CA), Meehan (PA)Bi-PartisanEnsures that money paid to the Department of Defense on behalf of military bands is reimbursed to the appropriate accounts, allowing military bands to play at community events if the organization fully funds the bands expenditures.Made In Order
142Version 1Takano, Mark (CA)DemocratMandates that proprietary career education institutions meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to receive Military Tuition Assistance, ensuring that such funds are well spent and lead to employment for servicemembers and veterans. Submitted
143Version 1Takano, Mark (CA), Grijalva (AZ)DemocratProhibits postsecondary educational institutions from using revenues derived from Military Tuition Assistance funds for advertising, marketing, and recruitment activities.Submitted
134Version 1Terry (NE)RepublicanAmends title 4 USC by adding at the end the following: Members of the armed forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.Made In Order
150Version 1Terry (NE)RepublicanRequires Secretary of Defense to report to Congress with 180 days on the methods currently being employed across the military departments to collect charges from third party payers.Made In Order
22Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA), Ros-Lehtinen (FL)Bi-PartisanAllows veterans who serve honorably in contingency operations prior to 9/11 (like Kosovo, Bosnia, or Somalia) to become citizens expeditiously, in line with post-9/11 naturalization policy. Allows immediate family members of servicemembers to apply for legal status, subject to all necessary criminal and security background checks, and codifies existing guidelines for placing active-duty soldiers or veterans into removal proceedings.Submitted
33Version 1Thompson, Glenn (PA), Ryan, Tim (OH)Bi-PartisanExtends the 180-day Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage for service members and their families by an additional 180-days for any treatment provided by telemedicine. Extends tele-behavioral services for as long as the health care professional treating the individual deems necessary, so long as that individual has used TAMP during the first 180-day period, or accessed mental health treatment sometime in the year prior to separation from the service.Made In Order
34Version 2Thompson, Glenn (PA), Roe (TN), Napolitano (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA), Perlmutter (CO), Andrews (NJ), Hinojosa (TX), Lujan (NM)Bi-PartisanRevised Ensures the Department of Defense conducts a preliminary mental health assessment on individuals before they join the military. This assessment will help serve as a baseline to help track and assess any mental health changes during the individual’s military career. Made In Order
199Version 1Titus (NV), Runyan (NJ)Bi-PartisanAdds a Sense of Congress urging the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a fully integrated health records system. Submitted
83Version 1Tonko (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Army to send notification to individuals who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama that they may have been exposed to toxic contaminants. This notification would include a survey developed by the ATSDR to voluntarily request health data that may be useful in further scientific studies to determine the potentially adverse health impacts of exposure to toxic contaminants at Fort McClellan.Submitted
85Version 1Tonko (NY), Speier (CA)DemocratStrikes Section 813 and inserts a similar provision to limit the cost of contractor compensation to no more than the rate payable to the Vice President (currently $230,700). Removes language granting exceptions to certain positions and companies.Submitted
162Version 1Tsongas (MA), Michaud (ME)DemocratRequires athletic footwear furnished to newly recruited servicemembers to be American-made after the Secretary of Defense certifies that there are at least two domestic suppliers who can provide 100% Berry Amendment-compliant footwear; provides a waiver for servicemembers with unique medical requirements.Made In Order
18Version 2Turner (OH)RepublicanRevised Provides the sense of Congress regarding the U.S. Defense Cooperation with the Georgian Government.Made In Order
19Version 1Turner (OH)RepublicanRequires the President of the United States to convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States.Made In Order
58Version 1Turner (OH), Maffei (NY), Hanna (NY), LoBiondo (NJ), Owens (NY)Bi-PartisanClarifies the authority of the Secretary of Defense to enter into a memorandum of understanding with applicable entities regarding non-regulatory special use airspace.Made In Order
61Version 1Turner (OH)RepublicanEstablishes mandatory minimum sentences of discharge or dismissal, and confinement required for certain sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces. Made In Order
297Version 1Turner (OH), Langevin (RI), Tsongas (MA), Hoyer (MD)Bi-PartisanLate Increases the authorization from $2M to $4M that the defense laboratories can spend on minor military construction and modifies the Laboratory Revitalization (LRP) section 2805 of Title 10 regarding unspecified minor MILCON.Made In Order
54Version 1Van Hollen, Chris (MD)DemocratReplaces the sequester – which would cause deep cuts to domestic priorities and defense – through fiscal year 2014 using a balanced approach to deficit reduction, with about half the savings from spending cuts and half from revenues. Would protect our most vulnerable citizens, ask those earning over $1 million per year to contribute more, eliminate Agriculture direct payments, and cut subsidies for large oil companies. Submitted
247Version 2Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Moran, James (VA), Mulvaney (SC), Woodall (GA)Bi-PartisanRevised Matches the President’s budget request for Overseas Contingency Operations. Made In Order
44Version 1Vargas, Juan (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a comparative financial analysis for homebasing locations of the F-35 Aircraft on the West Coast.Submitted
287Version 1Veasey, Marc (TX)DemocratLate Requires a GAO report to Congress on the benefits and impact that Department of Defense would accrue to our national security, as measured by the expanded pool of potential armed services recruits, from enactment of the "DACA" (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Submitted
24Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratRequires each branch of the military to develop an anonymous tip-line for reporting incidents of hazing.Submitted
25Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratRequires each member of the armed forces to attend diversity and anti-hazing training on a regular basis. Requires each branch of the military to collect data on each incident of hazing.Submitted
26Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratRequires each branch of the military to develop and implement a policy to address incidents of hazing.Submitted
27Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratCreates the Military Hazing Prevention Oversight Panel to help guide the military’s anti-hazing policies.Made In Order
28Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratRequires each branch of the military to develop and implement an expedited procedure to transfer a service member who has been the victim of hazing to another unit.Submitted
23Version 1Walorski, Jackie (IN)RepublicanProhibits the Secretary of Defense from using any funds authorized to the department for the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen. Made In Order
30Version 1Walorski, Jackie (IN), Lamborn (CO)RepublicanExpresses the sense of Congress in support of fully implementing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran. Reiterates that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon capability, and declares that the U.S. has a vital national interest in the survival and security of the State of Israel. Made In Order
122Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratMandates a two-year moratorium on the Department of Defense's use of personality/adjustment disorder discharges for discharging members of the Armed Forces who have served longer than six months. Submitted
148Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratRequires the Government Accountability office to submit a report to Congress regarding the Department of Defense's use of Personality/Adjustment disorders as a basis to separate members from the Armed Forces. Made In Order
57Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratProvides a preference (not a hard line criteria or quota – merely one or many activities DOD can consider) for potential Department of Defense (DOD) contractors that carry out certain investment and philanthropic activities to bolster education, training, and employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.Submitted
205Version 1Welch (VT)DemocratRequires the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report on measures to monitor and ensure that U.S. financial assistance to the Afghan National Security Forces is not used to purchase fuel from Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. Made In Order
194Version 2Whitfield (KY), Polis (CO), Perlmutter (CO)Bi-PartisanRevised Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should establish an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health. The Board would advise the President on the review and approval of the site exposure matrix (SEM) used to determine the eligibility of DOE contractor employee claims for compensation for illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic substances.Made In Order
260Version 1Wilson, Joe (SC)RepublicanRequires a report from the comptroller general evaluating the different programs and contracting methods that Medicare and TRICARE use to prevent and correct improper payments to medical providers. Requires an evaluation of the effectiveness of these programs.Made In Order
6Version 1Wittman (VA)RepublicanEstablishes a Chain of Command for the Army National Military Cemeteries that includes a commissioned officer to serve as the Director of Army National Cemeteries. Submitted
242Version 2Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRevised Requires the Sectary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to report, to the congressional defense committees, on the strategic value of installations operating within the Pacific Area of Responsibility. This report would analyze various characteristics including geographic advantage, usefulness for future missions, and proximity to training ranges, among other things, and will provide the information Congress needs to assess our country’s strategic shift to the Pacific.Made In Order
243Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanMakes a change that will allow MARAD to receive funding from non-federal entities, but it does not mandate that this funding be sent to MARAD.Made In Order
244Version 2Young, Don (AK), Hanabusa (HI)Bi-PartisanRevised This amendment clarifies the authority to approve any sole-source contract to Native Americans through the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program is delegable, as it currently is for all other sole-source contracts.Made In Order
245Version 2Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRevised In order to look for efficiencies, this amendment requires GAO to review the potential of co-locating Federal entities onto military bases, so long as those missions are compatible with the missions of the military installations. This report will focus on federal entities with homeland security, defense, international trade, commerce, and other national security-related functions.Made In Order
246Version 1Young, Don (AK), Enyart (IL), Hahn (CA), Weber, Randy (TX), Kilmer (WA)Bi-PartisanAllows MARAD to give funding priority in the existing Port Infrastructure Development Program to the 21 strategic seaports in the United States. Clarifies existing language to ensure that the Port Infrastructure Development Program, created by Public Law 111-84 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010), may be used by the MARAD Administrator to provide grants to ports.Made In Order