The Cloakroom – $82.4 million for the Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor program

The Cloakroom –  $82.4 million for the Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor program 

United States Congress Seal - Old Guard Audio

United States Congress Seal – Old Guard Audio

 

DAILY FLOOR WRAP UP

 

May 17, 2016

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 732 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.” – ADOPTED 239 – 177

 

H. Res. 732 — “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4909) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.” – ADOPTED 234 – 181

 

Democrat Motion to Instruct on S. 524 – FAILED 182 – 236

 

H.R. 897 — “To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – FAILED 262 – 159

 

Thornberry (R-TX) – Amendment No. 1 – Clarifies that the special transfer authority in section 1702 is subject to appropriation Acts – ADOPTED BY VOICE

En Bloc #1: Amendment Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 27 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Westerman (R-AR) – Amendment No. 2 – Provides an additional $82.4 million for the Patriot Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptor program that mitigates a critical shortfall in Army War Reserve requirements. Takes $82.4 million from Atomic Energy Defense Activities, National Nuclear Security Administration, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Material Management and Minimization account – ADOPTED BY VOICE
Garamendi (D-CA) – Amendment No. 3 – Reduces the authorization for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program by $17.93 million, the amount identified by the Government Accountability Office as in excess of program need for Fiscal Year 2016. This amendment increases the authorization for Air Force procurement of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures by $17.93 million to address an unfunded requirement identified by the Air Force – FAILED BY VOICE

McKinley (R-WV), Delaney (D-MD), Cook (R-CA), Garamendi (D-CA), Harris (R-MD), King, Peter (R-NY) – Amendment No. 10 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that every tactical missile program of the Department of Defense that uses solid propellant as the primary propulsion system shall have at least two fully certified rocket motor suppliers in the event that one of the rocket motor suppliers is outside the national technology and industrial base – VOTE REQUESTED

Thornberry (R-TX) – Amendment No. 11 – Amends Section 101 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021) to address the National Security Council’s enlarged staff size and subsequent micromanagement of military operations, which is inconsistent with its statutory advisory and coordination roles. The amendment would also increase oversight and accountability by requiring Senate confirmation of the National Security Advisor if the staff size of the National Security Council exceeds 100 employees – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Nadler (D-NY) – Amendment No. 12 – Removes funding prohibitions on the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – VOTE REQUESTED

Walorski (R-IN) – Amendment No. 13 –
Amends the Freedom of Information Act to include the National Security Council (NSC) and makes the FOIA requirement effective after Senate confirmation of National Security Advisor – ADOPTED BY VOICE

En bloc # 2: Amendment Nos. 19, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38  – ADOPTED BY VOICE
Poe (R-TX) – Amendment No. 14 (as modified) – Directs the Secretary of Defense to give preference to State and Federal agencies who conduct border security functions for distribution of surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles including the MQ-9 Reaper, the Aerostat radar system; night-vision goggles; and Humvees as part of the DOD’s Excess Property Program (1033 program) – VOTE REQUESTED

Kelly (R-PA) – Amendment No. 16 – Prohibits funds from being used to destroy anti-personnel landmine munitions unless the Secretary of Defense submits a report on research into operational alternatives to these munitions – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Walorski (R-IN) – Amendment No. 18 – Requires the United States Government and the government of a foreign country to enter into a written memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of an individual from Guantanamo Bay and transmitted to the Congress – ADOPTED BY VOICE

En bloc # 3: Amendment Nos. 22, 24, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 50 ADOPTED BY VOICE

En Bloc # 4: Amendment Nos. 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61 ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Larsen (D-WA) – Amendment No. 25 – Amends waiver on prohibition of use of atomic energy defense funding for work with Russia to allow the Secretary of Energy to issue waiver if activity will significantly reduce the nuclear threat, regardless of backlog at DOE defense nuclear facilities – REJECTED BY VOICE

Rogers (R-AL) – Amendment No. 26 –
Fences 50% of the funds for the Office of the Secretary of Energy until he provides a specific report to the specified congressional committees – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Zinke (R-MT), Rogers (R-AL), Lummis (R-WY), DeLauro (D-CT) – Amendment No. 60 – Ensures the security of our land-based nuclear forces and ensures an acquisition strategy that will field a UH-1N replacement aircraft in fiscal year 2018 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

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