Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Division E of H.R. 3354 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2018

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

September 5, 2017 5:35 PM

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Amash (MI)

#37

Prohibits use of funds to pilot, implement, or enforce a biometric entry or exit program using facial recognition or iris imaging technology for United States citizens.

Babin (TX)

#38

Prohibits individuals from the following designated countries from being admitted as refugees: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.

Babin (TX)

#39

Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to admit more than 50,000 refugees.

Barragán,  (CA)

#121

LATE Reduces the detention and enforcement budget and provides $45 million for reimbursement of local law enforcement for security at airports.

Biggs (AZ)

#33

Prohibits the use of funds to consider or adjudicate any new, renewal or previously denied application for any alien requesting consideration for DACA.

Bilirakis (FL)

#32

Adds $5 million for “International Investigations” (sub account International Operations and Visa Security Program) for the purpose of Visa Security Program. It is intended to provide ICE additional funds to establish 2 Visa Security Posts in high risk areas.

Black (TN), Barletta (PA)

#114

LATE States that no funds may be made available to jurisdictions who adopt sanctuary city policies.

Brown (MD)

#59

REVISED Prohibits funds to alter the Department of Homeland Security Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, as issued on October 28, 2016 with regard to domestic terrorist organizations.

Brownley (CA), Rosen (NV)

#43

Prohibits any funds in Division E from being used to deport those protected under the DACA program.

Buck (CO)

#54

WITHDRAWN Rescinds any unobligated State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funds at the end of the fiscal year.

Buck (CO)

#55

WITHDRAWN Requires that localities receiving State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funds comply with federal immigration law.

Castro (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#10

Increases funding for the CBP Camera Technology Initiative.

Castro (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#11

Increases funding for ICE to incorporate body-worn cameras.

Castro (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA), Meng (NY)

#12

Prohibits the relaxation of hiring standards for CBP agents.

Castro (TX), Lee, Barbara (CA), Soto (FL), Meng (NY)

#13

REVISED Prohibits the use of privatized immigration detention facilities.

Cicilline (RI), Meng (NY)

#3

Increases funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program by $25 million.

Cicilline (RI)

#4

Increases funding for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program by $25 million.

Cicilline (RI)

#34

REVISED Increases funding to Customs and Border Patrol Operations and Support by $5,000,000 for the CBP body camera initiative.

Cicilline (RI)

#46

REVISED Supports funding for the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program, administered by DHS to address the root causes of violent extremism and deter individuals who may already be radicalizing to violence.

Cohen (TN)

#5

Restricts appropriated funds in Division E from being made available to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump hotels or resorts (as listed in the amendment text).

Cohen (TN)

#6

Restricts appropriated funds in Division E from being made available to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump-owned business listed in Donald John Trump’s financial disclosure form (entities listed in amendment text).

Connolly (VA), Cicilline (RI)

#103

Prohibits funds from being used to initiate deportation proceedings based on sensitive personal information provided to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Conyers (MI), Levin, Sander (MI), Dingell (MI), Lawrence (MI), Kildee (MI)

#40

Prohibits any funds to implement, administer, enforce, or carry out sections 1(f), 2(c), 3, or 6 of the Executive Order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" dated March 6, 2017.

Correa (CA)

#47

Reduces funding for ICE--Operations and Support (Enforcement and Removal Operations) by $100,000,000 and increases funding for Coast Guard--Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements (cutters for drug interdiction) by the same amount.

Correa (CA)

#48

Reduces funding for ICE--Operations and Support (Enforcement and Removal Operations) by $10,000,000 and increases funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protections (Canine Teams for drug interdiction at the Border) by the same amount.

Crowley (NY)

#66

Prohibits the use of funds to deport individuals who would have been eligible for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program or the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Crowley (NY)

#67

Prohibits the use of funds to deport individuals who have served our country in the Armed Forces, and their immediate family members.

Curbelo (FL), Aguilar (CA)

#30

Prohibits any funds made available under this Act to be used to change the memorandum of the Secretary of Homeland Security entitled ‘‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children’’, dated June 15, 2012.

Curbelo (FL), Aguilar (CA), Valadao (CA), Barragán,  (CA)

#31

WITHDRAWN States notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, an alien who is authorized to be employed in the United States pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program established under the memorandum of the Secretary of Homeland Security dated June 15, 2012, shall be eligible for employment by the Government (including any entity the majority of the stock of which is owned by the Government).

Curbelo (FL)

#75

Prohibits funds to remove a person that has been approved to participate in the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals process nor have their approved work authorization cancelled or suspended. Shall not apply with respect to an individual who has been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise poses a threat to national security or public safety.

Delaney (MD)

#9

Prohibits funds from being used for the closure of a BSL4 laboratory.

Delaney (MD)

#24

Funds the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Chemical Security Analysis Center, and National Urban Security Technology Laboratory and is offset by a reduction in Management Directorate, Operations and Support account.

Demings (FL), Watson Coleman (NJ), Payne, Jr. (NJ), Donovan (NY), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Rosen (NV)

#104

REVISED Restores $45 million in funding for TSA Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursement program that reimburses state and local agencies that provide law enforcement services at airports and reduces DHS Management Directorate by $30 million and Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers by $15 million.

Demings (FL), Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Soto (FL), Richmond (LA), Rosen (NV)

#105

REVISED Increases funding for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program by $20 million to sustain capabilities and equipment obtained with prior UASI funds, offset by a reduction in DHS's Management Directorate.

Donovan (NY), Rice, Kathleen (NY)

#25

Restores funding for the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory for the development and testing of tools and tech for first responders.

Eshoo (CA)

#35

REVISED Increases funding for Federal Emergency Management Agency, Operations and Support by $1,000,000, with the increase intended to support the integration of machine learning-backed modeling into its disaster management operations. Decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary and Executive, Operations and Support by $1,500,000.

Espaillat (NY)

#88

Provides that none of the funds may be used to apprehend, detain, or remove from the United States any alien who, at any time, was granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Espaillat (NY)

#89

Provides $10 million to test, evaluate, plan for camera systems, including body-worn cameras for ICE officers and CBP agents.

Espaillat (NY)

#90

Provides that none of the funds may be used for the enforcement of the immigration laws, including arrests, interviews, searches, or surveillance in sensitive locations.

Esty (CT), Curbelo (FL)

#76

REVISED Funds to the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program and designates $10 million to combating domestic terrorist organizations.

Esty (CT), Curbelo (FL)

#124

Late Adds funds to the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program and designates $10 million to combating domestic terrorist organizations.

Fitzpatrick (PA)

#20

REVISED Increases funding to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, to meet their budgetary request, so they may fully execute their mission of rectifying fraud, waste, and abuse.

Gaetz (FL)

#53

REVISED Prevents funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce any project labor agreement.

Gallego (AZ)

#97

Prevents funds from being used to enter into an agreement pursuant to Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Gallego (AZ)

#98

REVISED Ensures none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to deport an alien who, at the time of enactment, possesses an employment authorization document issued under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program of the Department of Homeland Security established pursuant to the memorandum of the Secretary of Homeland Security dated June 15, 2012.

Gallego (AZ)

#99

Prevents funds from being used to deport the parent of a US citizen child unless that parent is convicted of a violent felony.

Gallego (AZ)

#100

Prevents funds from being used to deport an alien who has been a member of the United States Armed Forces and who has not received a discharge other than an honorable discharge, except in the case of an alien who has been convicted of a violent felony.

Gallego (AZ)

#101

Prohibits funds from being used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along the United States-Mexico border.

Gomez, Jimmy (CA)

#65

Prohibits DHS funding if an individual with temporary protected status (TPS) is apprehended, detained, or removed from the U.S.

Graves, Garret (LA)

#118

LATE Limits FEMA $500,000 reduction to school campus rather than per each building on campus.

Grijalva (AZ), Vela (TX)

#71

Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from taking private property to build a border wall.

Grijalva (AZ), Vela (TX)

#72

Requires any proposed border wall to be compliant with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Grijalva (AZ), Vela (TX)

#73

Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from waiving environmental laws or public review requirements to construct a border wall.

Grijalva (AZ), Vela (TX)

#74

Prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from using funds to implement the President's executive order to build a border wall.

Higgins, Clay (LA)

#15

WITHDRAWN Restricts funds from being made available by this Act to be used to carry out any program or activity that is not authorized by law to be carried out during fiscal year 2018.

Higgins (NY)

#85

REVISED Increases funding to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office R&D account (Architecture Planning & Analysis) by $1 million to address capabilities for planning for and responding to incidents involving truck shipments of highly radioactive nuclear material.

Higgins (NY)

#86

REVISED Increases funding to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Federal Assistance account by $1 million to address radiological and nuclear detection training and equipment for state and local law enforcement and first responders.

Huffman (CA), Panetta (CA), Carbajal (CA), Curbelo (FL), Scott, Bobby (VA)

#102

REVISED Maintains existing requirements that federal infrastructure projects account for the impacts of sea-level rise and other extreme weather events.

Hunter (CA)

#119

LATE Transfers $5 million dollars from the Coast Guard's Operations Expenses to its Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Account, for the purpose of supporting Coast Guard Icebreaker sea trials.

Hurd (TX), Fitzpatrick (PA), O'Rourke (TX)

#58

Prevents funding from being used to construct physical barriers, including walls or fences, until a comprehensive border strategy, that includes a cost estimate and justification, is submitted to Congress.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#29

REVISED Prohibits the use of funds to limit the discretion of the Secretary of Homeland Security to enhance the use of Federal air marshals on inbound international flights considered to be high risk by the Department of Homeland Security.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#120

LATE REVISED Provides $50 million in flexible funding authority to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding.

Jackson Lee (TX)

#123

Late Prohibits use of funds made available to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the September 5, 2017 memorandum of the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security entitled ‘‘Rescission of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled ‘‘Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children.’’

Jayapal (WA)

#62

Prohibits funding from being used to expand or build new detention facilities.

Jayapal (WA)

#63

Prohibits funding from being used to pay private, for-profit companies to operate immigration detention facilities.

Jayapal (WA)

#64

Prohibits funding from being used to remove or facilitate the removal of individuals who are service members, veterans, or the family member of a service member or veteran.

Jayapal (WA)

#108

REVISED Strikes the $535 million increase for ICE enforcement and adds $30 million to ICE’s Office of the Inspector General and $10 million to the Department’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

Katko (NY)

#109

WITHDRAWN Increases FEMA’s National Predisaster Mitigation Fund by $50,000,000, funding it at its original authorized amount. Offset by decreasing FEMA’s Operation and Support account by the $50,000,000.

Keating (MA)

#70

REVISED Provides funds for the FEMA National Pre-Disaster Mitigation Fund to support regional-level NFIP Community Rating System coordinators.

Keating (MA)

#116

LATE Restores funding for the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursement program and Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) program.

Kildee (MI)

#36

Adds $20 million to the SAFER Grant program ("Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants").

King, Steve (IA), Perry (PA), Gaetz (FL)

#8

Ensures that no funds are used to implement, administer, or enforce the Davis-Bacon Act.

King, Steve (IA)

#42

Defunds DACA.

King, Steve (IA)

#110

LATE Blocks any expansion of the H-2B Visa Program.

King, Steve (IA)

#113

LATE REVISED Ensures that no funds may be used on new hires who have not been verified through the E-Verify program.

Latta (OH)

#23

REVISED Allows the Department of Homeland Security's National Programs and Protection Directorate to use funds already allocated to the Department by the underlying bill to partner with rental car agencies for the purpose of strengthening background checks to guard against potential terrorists.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Jayapal (WA), Jackson Lee (TX), Chu (CA)

#44

Prohibits funds from being used to implement Executive Order 13780.

Lee, Barbara (CA), Serrano (NY), Grijalva (AZ), Jayapal (WA), Chu (CA)

#45

Codifies existing CBP and ICE policies banning raids in sensitive locations, and expands the prohibition to other areas, such as courthouses and congressional offices.

Lieu (CA)

#93

Prohibits the use of funds for the reimbursement of costs incurred by the Federal Government in relation to commercial properties in which the President of the United States has a financial stake or that bear the Trump name.

Lowey (NY)

#80

Prohibits funds to be used to block the release of reports related to white supremacist extremism.

Lujan Grisham (NM), Barragán,  (CA)

#81

REVISED Prohibits funds from being used to intimidate, harass, detain, or arrest individuals in sensitive locations.

Lujan Grisham (NM)

#82

REVISED Prioritizes funding within the DHS Office of the Secretary to complete a study on the treatment of detainees and the conditions of private detention centers.

Lujan Grisham (NM)

#83

REVISED Increases DHS Urban Areas Security Initiative by $5 million and reduces DHS Office of the Secretary and Executive Management Operations and Support by the same amount.

Lujan Grisham (NM), Barragán,  (CA)

#84

Prohibits the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

#22

Prohibits funds from being used to contravene the President’s Executive Order pertaining to equal employment in Federal government contracting.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

#106

Prohibits the establishments of anchorages on the Hudson River until the Coast Guard completes Sec. 5510 reporting requirements included in the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

#107

Prohibits funds from being used for the establishments of anchorages on the Hudson River between Yonkers, New York and Kingston, New York.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#49

Prohibits funds from being used to build a border fence or wall along the southern border.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#50

Prohibits funds from being used for the Victim Information and Notification Exchange or any similar database that releases information of victims of crime, minors, or individuals with a pending asylum application.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#51

Prohibits funds from being used to interrogate migrant children for the purpose of collecting information about their sponsors or conducting enforcement activities against their sponsors.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#52

Prohibits funds from being used to conduct raids or other immigration enforcement activities against victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other crimes.

Moore, Gwen (WI)

#79

Prohibits funds from being used to disseminate any report, guidance or other documents on the threats posed by domestic neo nazi, white supremacy, or anti government militia group.

Murphy, Stephanie (FL)

#7

Increases funding for the Transportation Security Administration's Procurement, Construction, and Improvements account by $4 million, with the increase intended for the Aviation Screening Infrastructure, Checkpoint Support sub-account, to enable TSA to procure and install Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) body-scanning machines at additional airports. Reduces funding for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management account by $4 million, with the reduction intended for the Office of Policy sub-account.

O'Rourke (TX), Schweikert (AZ)

#91

REVISED Increases CBP’s operations and support budget by $30 million to be used for body-worn cameras while reducing funding for border road construction by $30 million.

Pascrell (NJ)

#92

REVISED Provides $10 million for grants to Counter Violent Extremism, and reduce funding for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations by $10 million.

Pascrell (NJ), Lieu (CA), Brownley (CA), Schiff (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL), Vargas (CA), Delaney (MD)

#94

Prohibits funds from being made available to reduce the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. below Fiscal Year 2017 levels.

Pascrell (NJ)

#95

Prohibits funds from being made available for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security to receive information about participants in the Military Accessions Viral Vital to the National Interest.

Pascrell (NJ)

#96

Provides $1 million for the State Fire Training Assistance Grant Program, and reduce funds for the Department of Homeland Security Management Directorate, Operations and Support by $1 million.

Perry (PA)

#87

Prohibits the use of funds to carry out section 872 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 unless explicitly authorized by Congress. Section 503(a)(5) of this division shall have no force or effect.

Polis (CO), Quigley (IL)

#19

REVISED Prohibits the use of funding to carry out activities in the Executive Order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the U.S.”

Polis (CO), Torres (CA), Jayapal (WA)

#21

REVISED Prohibits the use of funding to carry out activities in the Executive Order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the U.S.”

Polis (CO)

#61

Increases funding to the Pre-Disaster Mitigation account by $100 million and decreases the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) account by the same amount.

Price, David (NC)

#14

Reduces funding for ICE – Operations and Support by $543 million and increases funding for CBP – Operations and Support by the same amount for the hiring of new customs officers. Within ICE – Operations and Support, reduces the funding floor for enforcement, detention and removal operations by $704 million.

Quigley (IL), Polis (CO)

#60

Prohibit funding for the 287(g) program, which enables State and local law enforcement to enter into agreements with ICE to act in place of or in tandem with ICE agents.

Richmond (LA), Lujan Grisham (NM)

#111

LATE Reduces federal assistance by $10,000,000 and then increase federal assistance by $10,000,000 to allocate funds to the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Violent Extremism Program.

Rooney, Francis (FL)

#115

LATE Prohibits the use of funds to be used to implement or enforce Executive Order 13502.

Rosen (NV)

#2

REVISED Increases funding for the Urban Area Security Initiative by $70 million.

Roybal-Allard (CA), Garamendi (CA)

#1

Reduces funding for ICE--Operations and Support (Enforcement and Removal Operations) by $849,500,000 and increases funding for Coast Guard--Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements (Polar Icebreaker) by the same amount.

Sanford (SC)

#69

REVISED Prevents funds to secure additional residences of Secret Service protectees in excess of the existing statutory cap.

Schiff (CA), Correa (CA)

#41

Prohibits funding to be used for the deportation of individuals granted deferred action under DACA.

Schiff (CA)

#122

Late Prohibits the payment of funds from the Secret Service to entities owned or operated by the President or his immediate family.

Swalwell (CA)

#78

Increases by $10 million the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Research and Development account for the purpose of TSA conducting evaluations and pilot testing of technology to detect intrusions on airport perimeters, offset by a $10 million reduction in the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Secretary and Executive Management account.

Torres (CA), Jayapal (WA), Barragán,  (CA)

#16

Prevents funds from being used to apprehend, detain, or remove from the United States any alien granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, if the alien lost deferred action status solely as a direct or indirect result of any action taken by the President or any other Federal official with respect to such program, and not for any other reason.

Torres (CA), Grijalva (AZ), Barragán,  (CA)

#17

REVISED Prevents funds from being used in contravention of Section of 235B of the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent an individual who presents themselves at a port of entry to the United States from taking such actions as may be necessary for purposes of applying for asylum.

Torres (CA), Chu (CA)

#18

Strikes Section 209 of Division E, which grants the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to reprogram or transfer funds for the purpose of detaining aliens prioritized for removal.

Waters (CA)

#68

Reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for one year.

Watson Coleman (NJ), Wasserman Schultz (FL)

#56

REVISED Restores $43 million in funding for TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams. Reduces the same amount for ICE-Operations and Support (Enforcement and Removal Operations).

Watson Coleman (NJ)

#57

Directs the Department of Homeland Security to include white supremacist and far-right violent extremism in its Countering Violent Extremism programming.

Welch (VT)

#117

LATE Expands Section 206, prohibiting the use of any funds for preventing individuals from importing prescription drugs from Canada, to also include pharmacists and wholesalers.

Yoho (FL)

#26

Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to define Flight Engineers and Detection Enforcement Officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations as non-law enforcement employees for purposes of section 5545a(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code.

Yoho (FL)

#27

REVISED Prohibits funds from going towards the manufacture, provision or use of armed unmanned aircraft systems by State or local law enforcement agencies.

Yoho (FL)

#28

Prohibits funds made available in this Act from being used to admit to the United States an alien who is not the spouse, parent, child or sibling under the age of 18 of an alien admitted to the United States for lawful permanent residence or a national of the United States, if the alien is seeking admission based on a "close familial relationship."

Zeldin (NY)

#77

Lifts the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island Transit Zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.