Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 5230 - Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

August 1, 2014 4:08 PM

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Carter (TX)


Strikes the bill's multilayered adjudicatory process for unaccompanied alien minors apprehended along the border. It inserts language to treat minors from Central American countries in the same expedited fashion as we treat minors from Mexico.

Castro (TX)


REVISED Authorizes U.S. Customs Border Protection to accept certain donations by requiring the Commissioner of CBP to establish criteria and make inventory publicly available; Would designate a Director of Legal Services to create a legal services clearinghouse for unaccompanied minors to facilitate and coordinate the current legal services process; Would make changes to asylum application requirements.

Farr (CA)


Restores existing human rights conditions to the $40 million for repatriation and reintegration.

Gohmert (TX)



Jackson Lee (TX)


Authorizes designated federal agencies to reimburse State and local governments and private nonprofit organizations the costs incurred in providing psychological counseling, housing, medicine and medical care, food and water, clothes, personal hygiene paraphernalia and other consumables, other human services in response to the humanitarian crisis on the Southwest Border.

Kelly, Robin (IL)


Provides $5 million in funding for the expansion of national police capacity and capabilities, and another $5 million for community-based programs to reduce youth crime and violence in U.S. cities with the most serious incidence of gang related crime.

King, Steve (IA)


Adds H.R. 5160, To prevent the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawfully created by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012. Replaces the amendments made to the 2008 trafficking bill in the underlying bill, with those amendments that would be made by H.R. 5137, Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2014.

Lofgren (CA)


Strikes Title I of Division B relating to due process protections for child victims of trafficking and children fleeing persecution, violence, and abuse.

Perlmutter (CO)


Provides $35 million for International Operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prevent, prosecute, or incarcerate organized crime networks responsible for human smuggling in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. These funds are offset from the appropriation for the National Guard.

Polis (CO)


Requires the Speaker to bring the House's bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill to the floor.

Rogers, Harold (KY)


Changes the underlying bill by adding $35 million for the National Guard, and providing transfer authority, to allow states to be reimbursed for National Guard activities related to border security and the current influx of illegal immigrants. The amendment also increases the rescission in section 201 by $35 million.

Rogers, Mike (AL)


Creates a new restriction that prevents the Secretary of Defense from allowing the placement of unauthorized aliens at military installations if doing so would displace members of the Armed Forced (including Guard and Reserve) or interfere with the activities of the Armed Forces (including Guard and Reserve).

Tierney (MA)


Provides for $180 million for reimbursements to local communities for the cost of educating unaccompanied minors.

Turner (OH)


Withholds 15 percent of the funds made available by any appropriation act, for any fiscal year, for assistance to the Mexican military or border patrol through the Economic Support Fund, the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement account, and the Foreign Military Financing Program until the Secretary of State reports in writing to appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Mexico has taken sufficient action to mitigate crossings of illegal aliens at its southern border and enforce its immigration laws.

Turner (OH), Sensenbrenner (WI)


Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to ensure that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) notify a State Governor prior to the transfer of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) to their state. The amendment would also provide for a 10-day period during which the governor of the state may submit to the Secretary an objection to the proposed transfer, giving governors a right-of-refusal.