Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for Senate Amendment to H.R. 83 - To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical... [Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015]

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Dec 10, 2014 3:55 PM

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Coffman (CO)


Prohibits U.S. funds from being used to pay the salaries of the Iraqi security forces or to provide weapons or equipment to the Iraqi security forces.

Deutch (FL), Hastings, Alcee (FL), McGovern (MA), Polis (CO), Edwards (MD), Sarbanes (MD)


Strikes provisions creating new accounts to allow individual donors to contribute up to an additional $680,400 annually to national party committees and congressional campaign committees.

Gohmert (TX)


Prohibits funds, money from any source, or anything of value from being used to implement any Executive Order, memo, or directive by the executive branch on or after May 15, 2012 that in any way relates to immigration, naturalization, work authorization for aliens, or the conferring of any benefit to any alien unlawfully present in the United States.

King, Steve (IA), Gosar (AZ), Labrador (ID), McClintock (CA)


Extends the Continuing Resolution passed in September through January 30, 2015. It also attaches language prohibiting use of any fees, funds, or other revenue for DACA, the Morton Memos and the executive actions of the President first announced on November 20, 2014.

Kline (MN), Miller, George (CA)


Addresses pension reforms in two areas. First, the bipartisan pension reforms in Division O will permit trustees of severely underfunded plans to adjust vested benefits, enabling deeply troubled plans to survive without a federal bailout; require approval by plan participants of any proposed benefit adjustments that take effect, with a fail-safe mechanism for those plans that present a systemic risk the multiemployer pension system; provide participant protections to safeguard the most vulnerable retirees, including disabled retirees and individuals age 75 and older; give the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) the authority to take earlier action to help save failing plans, thereby reducing potential future costs; and adjust the premium structure in order to place the PBGC on more firm financial ground. Second, the bipartisan amendments in Division P amend the rules relating to PBGC enforcement and the rules governing certain charity and nonprofit pension plans. Also provides for the budgetary treatment of these divisions.

Lowey (NY)


Strikes the SWAPs push-out language and the provision raising contribution limits to national parties.

Marino (PA)


Prohibits funds from going towards the implementation of the President's memorandum entitled, "Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigration Visa System for the 21st Century."

McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)


Provides that no funds may be used to carry out military operations related to Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq, Syria and the region) until Congress authorizes such operations.

McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)


Provides that no funds may be used to continue deployment of US Armed Forces in Afghanistan after March 31, 2015 unless and until Congress authorizes such missions.

McGovern (MA), Jones (NC)


Provides that no funds may be used to deploy U.S. ground forces in a combat role in Iraq, Syria, or other countries in the region related to Operation Inherent Resolve.

McGovern (MA), DeLauro (CT), Huffman (CA)


Strikes two sections that weaken the Child Nutrition Act regarding sodium and whole grains and one section that weakens WIC regarding white potatoes.

McGovern (MA)


Strikes language included in the bill that suspends DOT provisions requiring drivers to be off duty from 1am to 5am on 2 consecutive days before restarting their weekly work clock. The amendment also strikes language that suspends the requirement that 168 hours (7 days) elapse before a driver can start a new week.

Mulvaney (SC), Huelskamp (KS), Schweikert (AZ), DeSantis (FL), Duncan (SC), Massie (KY), Jordan (OH), Labrador (ID), Cotton (AR), Bentivolio, (MI), Poe (TX), Bridenstine (OK), Weber (TX), Stockman  (TX), Fleming (LA), Lamborn (CO), LaMalfa (CA), Yoho (FL), Palazzo (MS), Amash (MI), Perry (PA), Broun (GA), Griffith (VA), Ellmers (NC), Clawson (FL), Flores (TX), Neugebauer (TX), Gosar (AZ), Posey (FL), Cassidy (LA), Garrett (NJ), Sanford (SC), Brooks (AL), Barletta (PA), Ribble (WI), Wittman (VA), DesJarlais (TN), Rice (SC), Bachmann (MN), Jones (NC), Black (TN), Duncan (TN), Blackburn (TN), Hurt (VA), Graves, Tom (GA), Hunter (CA), Rothfus (PA), Forbes (VA), Stutzman (IN), Southerland (FL), Miller, Jeff (FL), Franks (AZ), Wilson, Joe (SC), Brat (VA), Salmon, (AZ), McClintock (CA), Bilirakis (FL), Marino (PA), Boustany (LA), Kelly (PA), Smith, Jason (MO), Scott, Austin (GA), Farenthold (TX), Barton (TX), Harris (MD), Hudson (NC), Hultgren (IL)


Prohibits funds to carry out or implement the President’s Executive Amnesty, as described in memorandum issued by the President and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on November 20, 2014.

Norton (DC), Polis (CO)


Eliminates restrictions on the District of Columbia's local marijuana policies.

Norton (DC)


Permits the District of Columbia to spend its local funds on abortion services for low-income women.

Polis (CO)


Strikes $120 million in unrequested funding to upgrade the M1 Abrams Tank and re-purposes the funds for deficit reduction.

Polis (CO)


Prevents federal funds from being used to to carry out planning and long lead time material procurement associated with the refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. George Washington.

Polis (CO)


Cuts federal spending on research and development for fossil fuels, which was increased in the omnibus by roughly 2 percent above FY2014 appropriation levels. This amendment would bring spending for the program down to $475.5 million, the President's request for the program.

Price, David (NC), Roybal-Allard (CA), Cuellar (TX), Owens (NY)


Extends funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.