Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Senate Amendment to H.R. 2029 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (House Amendment #1)

Amendment #1 (RCP 114-39)

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Dec 16, 2015 3:26 PM

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Babin (TX)


Prohibits funds from being used to relocate refugees from Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Uzbekistan or Bosnia.

Brat (VA)


Strikes Section 565, which increases the H-2B visa cap for 2016

Duffy (WI)


Prohibits funds from being used to implement force reductions to three units of the Wisconsin National Guard.

Esty (CT), Thompson, Mike (CA), DeSaulnier (CA)


Strikes the federal ban on CDC & NIH research into gun violence.

Jordan (OH), Mooney (WV), Griffith (VA)


Strikes the United Nations Population Fund, Division N (Cybersecurity Act of 2015), and prohibit funding for the stream protection rule. Additionally, the amendment includes the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015, a provision on abortion nondiscrimination for health care providers, and a provision increasing state flexibility in determining Medicaid participation for abortion providers.

King, Steve (IA)


Strikes the provision that quadruples the H-2B visa program.

King, Steve (IA)


Ensures that no funds made available by this Act will be used to fund the implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

King, Steve (IA)


Ensures that no funds made available by this Act will be used to provide a Federal public benefit to refugees, or else go to the Office of Refugee Resettlement or to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

King, Steve (IA)


Ensures that no funds made available by this Act are used to carry out any provisions of ObamaCare.

King, Steve (IA)


Defunds Planned Parenthood.

King, Steve (IA)


Defunds enforcement of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision.

King, Steve (IA)


Repeals the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

King, Steve (IA)


Defunds executive amnesty and sanctuary cities.

King, Steve (IA)


Defunds any rule or regulation that enforces any provision of the climate agreement that was adopted at the COP21 conference in Paris.

Lummis (WY)


Strikes Interior and Environment Section of the bill and extends its funding at current levels through February 12, 2016.

Mooney (WV), McKinley (WV)


Strikes funding for the State Department's effort to build a redundant Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC).

Rogers, Harold (KY)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT REVISED Fixes technical and drafting errors in Division O of House amendment #1.

Tonko (NY)


Extends Investment Tax Credit, in Sec. 302 of Title III, to all technologies.