Senate amendment to H.R. 83 - To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and... [Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015]

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    Text of Senate Amendment to H.R. 83 PDF XML

    To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes. [Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015] (engrossed Senate amendment)

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Agreed to by record vote of 214-212, on Thursday, December 11, 2014. 

MANAGERS: Cole/Slaughter

1. Provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 83.

2. Makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 83 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-59 modified by the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report.

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

4. Provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read.

5. Provides 80 minutes of debate on the motion, with 60 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

6. Section 2 provides that upon adoption of the motion specified in section 1, H. Con. Res. 122 (enrollment correction to the title) shall be considered as adopted.

7. Section 3 provides that the chair of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record at any time during the remainder of the second session of the 113th Congress such material as he may deem explanatory of the Senate amendment and the motion specified in the first section of the resolution.

8. Section 4 waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported from the Rules Committee through the legislative day of December 12, 2014.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
3Version 1Coffman (CO)RepublicanProhibits U.S. funds from being used to pay the salaries of the Iraqi security forces or to provide weapons or equipment to the Iraqi security forces.Submitted
13Version 1Deutch (FL), Hastings, Alcee (FL), McGovern (MA), Polis (CO), Edwards (MD), Sarbanes (MD)DemocratStrikes provisions creating new accounts to allow individual donors to contribute up to an additional $680,400 annually to national party committees and congressional campaign committees.Submitted
21Version 1Deutch (FL), Foster (IL)DemocratStrikes the provision in the bill requiring that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds for the duration of the continuing resolution. Submitted
17Version 1Gohmert (TX)RepublicanProhibits funds, money from any source, or anything of value from being used to implement any Executive Order, memo, or directive by the executive branch on or after May 15, 2012 that in any way relates to immigration, naturalization, work authorization for aliens, or the conferring of any benefit to any alien unlawfully present in the United States.Submitted
20Version 1Jeffries (NY)DemocratPrevents the Department of Justice from using funding to prevent the state of New York from implementing its recently passed medical marijuana laws. New York passed a law in July, 2014, prior to this amendment being passed on the floor, but within the spirit of the exemption.Submitted
16Version 1King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ), Labrador (ID), McClintock (CA)RepublicanExtends the Continuing Resolution passed in September through January 30, 2015. It also attaches language prohibiting use of any fees, funds, or other revenue for DACA, the Morton Memos and the executive actions of the President first announced on November 20, 2014.Submitted
1Version 1Kline (MN), Miller, George (CA)Bi-PartisanAddresses pension reforms in two areas. First, the bipartisan pension reforms in Division O will permit trustees of severely underfunded plans to adjust vested benefits, enabling deeply troubled plans to survive without a federal bailout; require approval by plan participants of any proposed benefit adjustments that take effect, with a fail-safe mechanism for those plans that present a systemic risk the multiemployer pension system; provide participant protections to safeguard the most vulnerable retirees, including disabled retirees and individuals age 75 and older; give the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) the authority to take earlier action to help save failing plans, thereby reducing potential future costs; and adjust the premium structure in order to place the PBGC on more firm financial ground. Second, the bipartisan amendments in Division P amend the rules relating to PBGC enforcement and the rules governing certain charity and nonprofit pension plans. Also provides for the budgetary treatment of these divisions.Considered As Adopted
10Version 1Lowey (NY)DemocratStrikes the SWAPs push-out language and the provision raising contribution limits to national parties.Submitted
11Version 1Marino (PA)RepublicanProhibits funds from going towards the implementation of the President's memorandum entitled, "Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigration Visa System for the 21st Century."Submitted
5Version 1McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanProvides that no funds may be used to carry out military operations related to Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq, Syria and the region) until Congress authorizes such operations.Submitted
6Version 1McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanProvides that no funds may be used to continue deployment of US Armed Forces in Afghanistan after March 31, 2015 unless and until Congress authorizes such missions.Submitted
7Version 1McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanProvides that no funds may be used to deploy U.S. ground forces in a combat role in Iraq, Syria, or other countries in the region related to Operation Inherent Resolve.Submitted
12Version 1McGovern (MA), DeLauro (CT), Huffman (CA)DemocratStrikes two sections that weaken the Child Nutrition Act regarding sodium and whole grains and one section that weakens WIC regarding white potatoes.Submitted
15Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratStrikes language included in the bill that suspends DOT provisions requiring drivers to be off duty from 1am to 5am on 2 consecutive days before restarting their weekly work clock. The amendment also strikes language that suspends the requirement that 168 hours (7 days) elapse before a driver can start a new week. Submitted
2Version 1Mulvaney (SC), Huelskamp (KS), Schweikert (AZ), DeSantis (FL), Duncan (SC), Massie (KY), Jordan (OH), Labrador (ID), Cotton (AR), Bentivolio, (MI), Poe (TX), Bridenstine (OK), Weber (TX), Stockman (TX), Fleming (LA), Lamborn (CO), LaMalfa (CA), Yoho (FL), Palazzo (MS), Amash (MI), Perry (PA), Broun (GA), Griffith (VA), Ellmers (NC), Clawson (FL), Flores (TX), Neugebauer (TX), Gosar (AZ), Posey (FL), Cassidy (LA), Garrett (NJ), Sanford (SC), Brooks (AL), Barletta (PA), Ribble (WI), Wittman (VA), DesJarlais (TN), Rice (SC), Bachmann (MN), Jones (NC), Black (TN), Duncan (TN), Blackburn (TN), Hurt (VA), Graves, Tom (GA), Hunter (CA), Rothfus (PA), Forbes (VA), Stutzman (IN), Southerland (FL), Miller, Jeff (FL), Franks (AZ), Wilson, Joe (SC), Brat (VA), Salmon, (AZ), McClintock (CA), Bilirakis (FL), Marino (PA), Boustany (LA), Kelly (PA), Smith, Jason (MO), Scott, Austin (GA), Farenthold (TX), Barton (TX), Harris (MD), Hudson (NC), Hultgren (IL)RepublicanProhibits funds to carry out or implement the President’s Executive Amnesty, as described in memorandum issued by the President and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on November 20, 2014.Submitted
8Version 1Norton (DC), Polis (CO)DemocratEliminates restrictions on the District of Columbia's local marijuana policies. Submitted
9Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratPermits the District of Columbia to spend its local funds on abortion services for low-income women.Submitted
14Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratStrikes $120 million in unrequested funding to upgrade the M1 Abrams Tank and re-purposes the funds for deficit reduction.Submitted
18Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratPrevents federal funds from being used to to carry out planning and long lead time material procurement associated with the refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. George Washington. Submitted
19Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratCuts federal spending on research and development for fossil fuels, which was increased in the omnibus by roughly 2 percent above FY2014 appropriation levels. This amendment would bring spending for the program down to $475.5 million, the President's request for the program. Submitted
4Version 1Price, David (NC), Roybal-Allard (CA), Cuellar (TX), Owens (NY)DemocratExtends funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.Submitted