The Cloakroom – making appropriations for the Department of Defense

The Cloakroom – making appropriations for the Department of Defense

United States Congress Seal - Old Guard Audio

United States Congress Seal – Old Guard Audio




June 15, 2016




Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 783 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5293) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” – ADOPTED 239 – 183


H. Res. 783 — “Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5293) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” – ADOPTED 240 – 185


Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 1 – Increases funding for Military Personnel, Navy by $2 million and to reduce the amount made available for the same account, by $2 million. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Lujan Grisham (D-NM) – Amendment No. 3 – Increases funding for Air Force Research, Development, Test and Evaluation by $7 million to support the development of beam directors and adaptive optics, including deformable mirrors and high efficiency and high temperature diodes, that provide enabling technology for the development of high energy laser weapon systems. Decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Army by $1 million, decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Navy by $3 million, and decreases funding in the Operations and Maintenance for the Air Force by $3 million. – WITHDRAWN

Hartzler (R-MO) – Amendment No. 4 – Increases funding for Army Ammunition Procurement by $20,000,000. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Meehan (R-PA), Boyle (D-PA) – Amendment No. 5 – Reduces and then increase, the amount in the Operations and Maintenance Defense-Wide fund by $7,000,000 to offer health screenings in communities near formerly used defense sites with contaminated groundwater. – WITHDRAWN


En Bloc #1: Amendments no. 7, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, and 73 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Paulsen (R-MN) – Amendment No. 6 – Increases funding for Defense Production Act purchases by $25 million for Strategic Radiation Hardened Microelectronics Trusted Foundry Sustainment. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Zinke (R-MT), Schweikert (R-AZ), DeLauro (D-CT), Lummis (R-WY), Cramer (R-ND) – Amendment No. 8 – Appropriates $80,000,000 for the UH-1N Replacement Program, offset with $50,000,000 from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and $30,000,000 from the Washington Headquarters’ Services accounts. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Gibson (R-NY), Tonko (D-NY) – Amendment No. 10 – Reduces the Aerostat Joint Project Office funding by $1 million and increases the Weapons and Munitions Advanced Technology funding for extended range cannon artillery by $1 million. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Langevin (D-RI), Conaway (R-TX), Lamborn (D-CO), Garamendi (D-CA), Nugent (R-FL) – Amendment No. 11 – Appropriates $29,800,000 to Navy programs for the development and demonstration of advanced technologies, including high energy lasers and the Electromagnetic Railgun for naval weapon systems. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Forbes (R-VA), Wittman (R-VA) – Amendment No. 14 – Strikes Sec. 8055, which prohibits the Department from modifying the command and control relationships between U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the U.S. Pacific Fleet. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Nadler (D-NY) – Amendment No. 15 – Strikes sections 8097 and 8098 related to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. – NOT OFFERED

Peters, Scott (D-CA) – Amendment No. 18 – Strikes the prohibition of funds to enforce section 526 that restricts Federal Agencies from entering into contracts to buy alternative fuels that are more polluting than conventional fuels. – REJECTED BY VOICE

Duncan (TN) – Amendment No. 20
– Reduces the funding level for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund of $3,448,715,000 by $448,715,000 to $3,000,000,000 and transfers that money for deficit reduction. – WITHDRAWN

Buck (R-CO) – Amendment No. 23 – Prevents DOD from partnering with private organizations to create or expand national heritage asset areas in southeast Colorado. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Hudson (R-NC) – Amendment No. 28 – States no funds in this act may be used to transfer a detainee at Guantanamo Bay to any other location. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Reichert (R-WA), McCaul (R-TX), Ratcliffe (R-TX), Smith, Jason (R-MO) – Amendment No. 35 – Ensures no funds shall be used to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13688 limiting the donation of surplus federal equipment to state and local law enforcement as part of the DOD’s Excess Property Program (1033 program). – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Beyer (D-VA), Cartwright (D-PA), Bishop, Rob (R-UT), Jones (R-NC) – Amendment No. 38 – Prohibits Department of Defense funds from being used to for a public-private competition under the OMB Circular A-76, for work performed by DOD employees. – NOT OFFERED

Cartwright (D-PA), Jones (R-NC), Beyer (D-VA), Bishop, Rob (R-UT) – Amendment No. 39 – Requires that no funds be used to plan for, begin, continue, complete, process, or approve a public-private competition under the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76. – ADOPTED BY VOICE

June 16, 2016


Yoho (R-FL), Conyers (D-MI), Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 41 – Blocks funds from being used to engage in hostilities in Libya in contravention of the War Powers Resolution. – REJECTED BY VOICE

Grayson (D-FL) – Amendment No. 43 – Prohibits the intelligence community from subverting or interfering with the integrity of any cryptographic standard that is proposed, developed, or adopted by NIST. – NOT OFFERED

McSally (R-AZ), McCollum (D-MN), Pearce (R-NM) – Amendment No. 48
– Limits the Defense Department from using money to have musical military units perform in an official capacity for certain entertainment purposes in 10 USC 974, including dinners, dances, and social events. – ADOPTED BY VOICE


Barletta (R-PA) – Amendment No. 74 – (REVISED) Prohibits funding from being used to enter into contracts for the procurement of energy or fuel for military instillations if such energy or fuel originates from the Russian Federation. – ADOPTED BY VOICE


Smith, Adrian (R-NE) – Amendment No. 75 – Prohibits DOD from excluding meat from their Food Service Program Manual. – ADOPTED BY VOICE


Shuster (R-PA), Rogers, Mike (R-AL), Jones (R-NC), Cartwright (D-PA) – Amendment No. 2 – Restores 170 million to Army Operations & Maintenance (O&M) for the purpose of preventing a cut to depots and the Organic Industrial Base (OIB), offset with funds from Operations & Maintenance Defense-Wide and non-critical environmental restoration accounts. – REJECTED 205 – 216

Ellison (D-MN), Grijalva (D-AZ) – Amendment No. 9 – Reprograms already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Defense. – REJECTED 172 – 248


Rogers, Mike (R-AL), Garamendi (D-CA), Lamborn (R-CO), Gabbard (D-HI), Bridenstine R-(OK), Franks (R-AZ), Stefanik (R-NY), McSally (R-AZ), Nugent (R-FL), Hartzler (R-MO), Knight (R-CA), Shuster (R-PA), Young, Don (R-AK), Langevin (D-RI) – Amendment No. 12 – Adds additional funding for directed energy and other research and development at the Missile Defense Agency. – REJECTED 177 – 243
Quigley (D-IL), Blumenauer (D-OR), Garamendi (CA), Polis (CO), Smith, Adam (WA) – Amendment No. 13 – Decreases funding for the Long Range Standoff Weapon by $75,802,000 and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount. – REJECTED 159 – 261


O’Rourke (D-TX) – Amendment No. 16 – Strikes Section 8121, which prevents the use of funds for proposing, planning, or executing a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round. – REJECTED 157 – 263


Huffman (D-CA), McClintock (R-CA) – Amendment No. 17 – Strikes a provision of the bill requiring the Air Force to utilize specific energy sourced domestically within the United States as the base load energy for heating at U.S. defense installations in Kaiserslautern, Germany. – ADOPTED 268 – 153


Poe (R-TX), Gabbard (D-HI) – Amendment No. 19 – Cuts funding to Pakistan from $900 million to $700 million. – REJECTED 191 – 230


Sanford (R-SC), Brat (R-VA), Hastings, Alcee (D-FL) – Amendment No. 21 – Ensures that the Department of Defense retains its statutory authority to provide new military recruits a small cash voucher that they can use to purchase running shoes for training. – REJECTED 155 – 265

Buck (R-CO), Bridenstine (R-OK)  – Amendment No. 22 – Prohibits funds to implement Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 4715.21 on Climate Change Adaption and Resilience, requiring the Pentagon to prioritize climate change over national security. – ADOPTED 216 – 205


Byrne (R-AL), Miller, Jeff (R-FL), Fleming (R-LA), Brooks (R-AL) – Amendment No. 24 – Prohibits funds to be used to modify a military installation in the United States, including construction or modification of a facility on a military installation, to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children. – ADOPTED 223 – 198

King, Steve (IA), Brooks (AL) – Amendment No. 25 – Ensures no funds are used by the Department of Defense to carry out or in response to the memorandum of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities titled “Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments Director, Joint Staff” and dated November 25, 2015. – ADOPTED 221 – 200

Gosar (R-AZ), Brat (R-VA), DesJarlais (R-TN), King, Steve (R-IA), Harris (R-MD), Weber (R-TX), Brooks (R-AL), Smith, Lamar (R-TX), Graves, Garret (R-LA), Babin (R-TX) – Amendment No. 26 – Prohibits funds from being used by this Act to enlist DACA aliens in the military, who are currently only considered eligible through the MAVNI program as a result of a September 2014 memo from the administration. – REJECTED 210 – 211

King, Steve (R-IA), Gosar (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 27 – Ensures no funds are used by the Department of Defense to enlist DACA youth in the United States military. – REJECTED 207 – 214


Lamborn (R-CO) – Amendment No. 29 – Prohibits the use of funds to survey, assess, or review potential detention locations in the United States to detain any individual presently detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. – ADOPTED 245 – 175

Massie (R-KY), Jones (R-NC) – Amendment No. 30 – Blocks funding for DOD drug interdiction and counter-drug activities in Afghanistan. – REJECTED 48 – 372
Massie (R-KY), Lofgren (D-CA), Poe (R-TX), Amash (R-MI), DelBene (D-WA), Farenthold (R-TX), Lieu (D-CA), Nadler D-(NY), Pocan (D-WI), Conyers (D-MI), Jordan (R-OH), Butterfield (D-NC), O’Rourke (D-TX), Gabbard (D-HI), Labrador (R-ID), Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Issa (R-CA) – Amendment No. 31 – Prohibits warrantless searches of government databases for the communications of U.S. persons and prohibits government agencies from mandating data security vulnerabilities in products or services for surveillance purposes. – REJECTED 198 – 222

McClintock (R-CA), Fleming (R-LA) – Amendment No. 32 – Prohibits the Department of Defense from obligating or expending funds on certain green energy mandates found in various provisions of US Code and two Executive Orders. – ADOPTED 221 – 197

Mulvaney (R-SC) – Amendment No. 33 – Prohibits Overseas Contingency Operation funds found in Title IX from being used for anything other than a Contingency Operation as defined by United States Code. – REJECTED 112 – 306


DeSantis (R-FL) – Amendment No. 34 – Prohibits funds for any salaries or expenses for the offices of the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure or the Principal Director, Detainee Policy. – ADOPTED 226 – 194


Rohrabacher (R-CA) – Amendment No. 36 – Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to provide assistance to Pakistan. – REJECTED 84 – 336
Walberg (R-MI), Jones (R-NC), Cohen (D-TN), Cicilline (D-RI), Massie (R-KY), Welch (D-VT), Rigell R-(VA), Nolan (D-MN) – Amendment No. 37 – Prohibits funds from being used by the Secretary of Defense to obligate or expend funds on Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects. – ADOPTED 218 – 201


Conyers (D-MI), Ellison (D-MN), Grijalva (D-AZ), Johnson, Hank (D-GA), McGovern (D-MA), Lieu (D-CA), Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 40 – Blocks funds from being used to transfer or authorize the transfer of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia. – REJECTED 204 – 216


Gabbard (D-HI), Welch (D-VT) – Amendment No. 42 – Prohibits funds appropriated under this act from being used to fund assistance authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015. – REJECTED 135 – 283


McGovern (D-MA), Jones (R-NC), Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Amash (R-MI), Garamendi (D-CA) – Amendment No. 44 – States no funds may be obligated or spent for combat operations in Iraq or Syria unless an AUMF is enacted. – REJECTED 135 – 285


Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Jones (R-NC), Welch (D-VT) – Amendment No. 45 – Prohibits funding for the 2001 AUMF beginning on April 30, 2017. – REJECTED 146 – 274


Polis (D-CO), Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 46 – Reduces the total amount appropriated by 1% excluding military personnel and the Defense Health Program account. – REJECTED 69 – 351


Final Passage of H.R. 5293 — “Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.” – PASSED 282 – 138


H.R. 5471 — “To combat terrorist recruitment in the United States, and for other purposes.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 402 – 15






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