/  H.R. 240—Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

H.R. 240 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015

Bill Text

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Monday, January 12, 2015.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 27: 
Agreed to by record vote of 242-180, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 242-181, on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. 

MANAGERS: Sessions/Polis

1. Closed rule for H.R. 37.

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

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

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Provides one motion to recommit.

7. Structured rule for H.R. 185.

8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

10. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

11. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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.

12. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

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

14. Structured rule for H.R. 240.

15. Provides two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations.

16. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

17. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

18. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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.

19. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

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

21. Section 4 provides that the chair of the Committee on Appropriations may insert in the Congressional Record not later than January 14, 2015, such material as he may deem explanatory of H.R. 240.

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 2Aderholt (AL), Mulvaney (SC), Barletta (PA)RepublicanRevised 1) Prevents any funds from whatever source to be used to carry-out (1) the Executive actions announced on November 20, 2014 to grant deferred action to certain unlawful aliens and for other purposes, and (2) four of the “Morton Memos” on prosecutorial discretion and immigration enforcement priorities issued in 2011 and 2012 that effectively prevent certain classes of unlawful aliens from being removed from the country. 2) Declares that no funds may be used to carry-out any substantially similar policies to those defunded. 3) Declares that the policies defunded and any substantially similar policies have no statutory or constitutional basis and therefore no legal effect. 4) Provides that no funds may be used to grant any Federal benefit to any alien as a result of the policies defunded. Made In Order
2Version 3Blackburn (TN)RepublicanRevised Provides that no funds may be used to consider new, renewal or previously denied DACA applications. Made In Order
13Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratIncreases by $1 million the U.S. Immigration and Customs Operations to supply, administer, and test victims of rape at detention facilities using rape kits and decreases by $1 million the Salaries and Expenses account within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Transfer of funds within the same account to fund rape kits at detention facilities.)Submitted
14Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratIncreases by $5 million the Customs and Border Protection Salaries and Expenses specifically to provide border patrol a raise in salary, and decreases by $5 million the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.Submitted
15Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratIncreases by $1 million the Transportation Security Support, specifically for the screening of airport employees (in light of the recent security breach); and decreases by $1 million the Headquarters Administration.Submitted
16Version 1Castro (TX), Gutierrez (IL), Lujan Grisham (NM), Gallego (AZ)DemocratProhibits the use of funds in the bill for activities in contravention of section 286(m)(n)(o)(p) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1356(m)), which allows the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement permanent, indefinite authority to use fees collected for immigration adjudication and naturalization services, including funds to certain executive actions listed.Submitted
6Version 1DeLauro (CT)DemocratProhibits the use of funds to enter into any contract with an incorporated entity if such entity's sealed bid or competitive proposal shows that such entity is incorporated or chartered in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, and such entity's sealed bid or competitive proposal shows that such entity was previously incorporated in the United States.Submitted
3Version 1DeSantis (FL), Roby (AL)RepublicanRequires that DHS treat any alien convicted of any offense involving domestic violence, sexual abuse, child molestation, or child abuse or exploitation as within the categories of aliens subject to DHS’s highest civil immigration enforcement Made In Order
9Version 1Deutch (FL), Foster (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Castro (TX), O'Rourke (TX), Polis (CO)Bi-PartisanStrikes the provision in the bill requiring that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds.Submitted
12Version 1Duffy (WI)RepublicanProhibits funds appropriated by this Act for ICE from: (1) being available to pay for an abortion, except where the mother's life would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in the case of rape or incest; or (2) being used to require any person to perform, or facilitate the performance of, an abortion.Submitted
7Version 1Ellmers (NC)RepublicanExpresses a sense of Congress that state and local governments should be reimbursed for any expenses made toward illegal immigrants and required by federal law.Submitted
18Version 1Ellmers (NC)RepublicanClarifies that nothing in the underlying bill is meant to restrict or limit DHS or the citizenship and immigration services from using any fees or funds to implement or administer any program intended to detect fraud or national security threats in immigration programs. Submitted
17Version 1Huizenga (MI)RepublicanProhibits the use of funds to pay for an abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in the case of rape or incest.Submitted
8Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanSECOND DEGREE Withdrawn Inserts language specifically barring the use of fees in consideration and adjudication of DACA. Withdrawn
10Version 1O'Rourke (TX)DemocratRequires a comprehensive report on average wait time crossings at the 10 busiest land ports of entry to be submitted along with the President’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016.Submitted
11Version 1O'Rourke (TX)DemocratPrevents the use of funds to purchase or deploy UAS along the Southwest border until a comprehensive report be submitted to Congress detailing the Department’s consultation with border community stakeholders on the use of UAS and their impact on privacy rights along the border.Submitted
4Version 1Salmon, (AZ), Thompson, Glenn (PA)RepublicanRevised Expresses a sense of Congress that the Executive Branch should not pursue policies that disadvantage the hiring of U.S. citizens and those lawfully present in the United States by making it economically advantageous to hire workers who came to the country illegally.Made In Order
5Version 1Schock (IL)RepublicanSense of Congress that the Administration should stop putting the interest of immigrants who worked within the legal framework to come to the US behind those who came here illegally.Made In Order