On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 the House will begin consideration of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014, under a rule. H.R. 1960 was introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on May 14, 2013. H.R. 1960 was ordered to be reported, as amended by the Armed Services Committee, on June 7, 2013 by a vote of 59-2.
172 amendments to H.R. 1960 were made in order by the Rules Committee. Below are the amendments as summarized by the Committee:
1) Rep. McKeon (R–CA) Amendment #192– MANAGER'S AMENDMENT: Makes technical and conforming changes in the bill.
2) Reps. Blumenauer (D–OR), Mulvaney (R–SC), Bentivolio (R–MI) Amendment #222 – Reduces from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.
3) Reps. Lummis (R–WY), Daines (R–MT), Cramer (R–ND) Amendment #115– Requires DOD to preserve currently active ICBM silos in warm status.
4) Rep. Pearce (R–NM) Amendment #70– Provides the Department of Defense with final approval over any new land use project that utilizes covered research, development, test and evaluation lands within the continuous United States.
5) Rep. Coffman (R–CO) Amendment #208– Cuts $250 million from the Defense Rapid Innovation Program (DRIP), and moves the money to alleviate training and readiness shortfalls.
6) Rep. Turner (R–OH) Amendment #61 – Establishes mandatory minimum sentences of discharge or dismissal, and confinement required for certain sex–related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.
7) Rep. Frankel (D–FL) Amendment #109 – Revised – Adds a provision to Article 120 of the UCMJ that would make it a new offense to abuse one’s position in the chain of command of the subordinate to rape or sexually assault that person. Applies to both commissioned and non–commissioned officers.
8) Reps. Pierluisi (D–PR), Grayson (D–FL) Amendment #270 – Late Revised – Requires the Department of Defense to conduct a formal records review and make public a report detailing all military munitions and training activities that occurred historically on the islands of Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico, and in the nearby cays and waters.
9) Rep. Rigell (R–VA) Amendment #68 – Modifies the temporary suspension of public–private competitions for conversion of Department of Defense functions to contractor performance. Permits the Secretary of Defense to exempt existing public–private partnerships from the OMB Budget Circular A–76 process.
10) Reps. McGovern (D–MA), Jones (R–NC), Smith (D–WA), Lee (D–CA), Garamendi (D–CA) Amendment #118 – Revised – Requires the President to complete the accelerated transition of combat operations from U.S. Armed Forces to the Government of Afghanistan no later than by the end of 2013; the accelerated transition of military and security operations by the end of 2014, including the redeployment of U.S. troops; and to pursue robust negotiations to address Afghanistan's and the region's security and stability. Establishes the sense of Congress that should the President determine the necessity for post–2014 deployment of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Congress should vote to authorize such a presence and mission by no later than June 2014.
11) Rep. Goodlatte (R–VA) Amendment #196 – Requires the government, in habeas proceedings for United States citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the AUMF, to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the citizen is an unprivileged enemy combatant and there is not presumption that the government's evidence is accurate and authentic.
12) Reps. Radel (R–FL), Amash (R–MI), Massie (R–KY), Salmon (R–AZ) Amendment #71 – Requires the Department of Defense to submit to the Congress a report every year containing: (1) the names of any U.S. citizens subject to military detention, (2) the legal justification for their continued detention, and (3) the steps the Executive Branch is taking to either provide them some judicial process, or release them. Requires that an unclassified version of the report be made available, and in addition, that the report must be made available to all members of Congress.
13) Reps. Smith (D–WA), Gibson (R–NY) Amendment #73 – Amends Section 1021 of the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution or by an appropriate state court. Strikes section 1022 of the same Act (which provided for mandatory military custody of covered parties).
14) Rep. Polis (D–CO) Amendment #295 – Late – Allows those certified by recognized nontheistic organizations to be appointed as officers in the chaplain core in order to fully serve nontheistic or nonreligious service members.
15) Rep. Denham (R–CA) Amendment #77 – Revised – Authorizes enlistment in the Armed Forces of certain undocumented immigrants who are otherwise qualified for enlistment, and provides a way for the undocumented immigrants to be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence by reason of their honorable service and sacrifice in the U.S. military.
16) Rep. Huelskamp (R–KS) Amendment #236 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide reports to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees any time there is a meeting between DOD officials and civilians regarding the creation or enforcement of religious liberty regulations.
17) Rep. Fitzpatrick (R–PA) Amendment #53 – Prevents the Service Chiefs from ending the military tuition assistance programs.
18) Reps. Radel (R–FL), Amash (R–MI), Massie (R–KY), Salmon (R–AZ) Amendment #43 – Revised – Prohibits the use of lethal military force, including the use of unmanned aircrafts, against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, absent narrow exceptions for imminent and significant national security threats.
19) Rep. Walorski (R–IN) Amendment #23 – Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from using any funds authorized to the department for the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen.
20) Reps. Smith (D–WA), Moran (D–VA), Nadler (D–NY) Amendment #74 – Revised – Provides framework to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014
21) Rep. Turner (R–OH) Amendment #19 – Requires the President of the United States to convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States.
22) Rep. Holt (D–NJ) Amendment #40 – Strikes all of subtitle C (Missile Defense Programs) of Title II except section 237 (Iron Dome program).
23) Rep. Polis (D–CO) Amendment #217 – Revised – Limits funding for advanced procurement of inefficient ground–based interceptor rocket motor sets, and the costly refurbishment of Missile Field 1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, until the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications to Congress, including that the Commander of the United States Northern Command has full confidence in the homeland missile defense system.
24) Reps. Grayson (D–FL), Pierluisi (D–PR) Amendment #137 – Revised – Ensures that the “Commission on Service to the Nation,” created by this bill, must hold at least one hearing in Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa (in addition to every State and the District of Columbia).
25) Rep. McCollum (D–MN) Amendment #21 – Prohibits any funds authorized in the bill from being used to sponsor Army National Guard professional wrestling sports sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships. The amendment does not prohibit recruiters from making direct, personal contact with secondary school students and other prospective recruits.
26) Rep. Bilirakis (R–FL) Amendment #1 – Revised – Allows for the transportation on military aircraft on a space–available basis for disabled veterans with a service connected permanent disability rated as total.
27) Reps. Larson (D–CT), Rooney (R–FL) – Ensures access to behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, under TRICARE for children with developmental disabilities, when prescribed by a physician.
28) Rep. Royce (R–CA) Amendment #298 – Late – Provides authority for DOD, with the concurrence of the Department of State, to advise and assist foreign nations to suppress the illicit wildlife trade in Africa, a source of financing for transnational rebel and extremist groups. It requires an annual report to the Congress.
29) Reps. Rigell (R–VA), Hunter (R–CA) Amendment #67 – Strikes language in section 808 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to provide the Department of Defense flexibility in implementing the contracting caps extended by section 803 of the underlying bill.
30) Rep. Grayson (D–FL) Amendment #129 – Revised – Requires that the Department of Defense submit to Congress a report on how sole source suppliers of components in the military procurement supply chain create vulnerabilities to military attack, terrorism, natural disaster, industrial shock, etc.
31) Reps. Young (R–AK), Hanabusa (D–HI) Amendment #244 – Revised This amendment clarifies the authority to approve any sole–source contract to Native Americans through the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program is delegable, as it currently is for all other sole–source contracts.
32) Rep. Nolan (D–MN) Amendment #91 – Reduces total funds authorized in this Act by $60 Billion.
33) Rep. Cooper (D–TN) Amendment #136 – Reinstates the New START funding.
34) Reps. Cuellar (D–TX), McCaul (R–TX), Green (D–TX), Poe (R–TX) Amendment #69 – Revised – Directs the Department of Defense, in coordination with DHS and FAA, to develop a plan for UAS involving joint testing and training.
35) Reps. McCaul (R–TX), Miller (R–MI), Thompson (D–MS), Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #282 – Late – Revised Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to coordinate with the Secretary of Homeland Security to identify and transfer equipment that may be used to secure the international borders of the United States
36) Reps. Gibson (R–NY), Garamendi (D–CA) Amendment #132 – Strikes section 1251, Sense of Congress on the Conflict in Syria.
37) Reps. Coffman (R–CO), Griffith (R–VA), Polis (D–CO), Bluemenauer (D–OR) Amendment #210 – Directs the President of the United States to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade––nothing in this amendment should be construed as directing the removal of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, nor certain quick–reaction forces.
38) Rep. Bentivolio (R–MI) Amendment #100 – Revised Sense of Congress Regarding Relations with Taiwan suggests it should be United States policy to allow high–level Taiwan officials to conduct meetings with high–level officials in the United States, particularly in executive departments. High–level Taiwan officials should be permitted to make visits to the United States, particularly Washington, D.C., including their democratically elected president, to engage in constructive dialogue between our two countries, as is necessary to make accurate and appropriate assessments in policy matters.
39) Reps. Van Hollen (D–MD) , Moran (D–VA), Mulvaney (R–SC), Woodall (R–GA) Amendment #247 – Revised – Matches the President’s budget request for Overseas Contingency Operations.
40) Rep. Duckworth (D–IL) Amendment #135 – Revised – Amends the FY13 NDAA to supplement the Small Business Administration’s mandated annual report on overall performance on government–wide small business goals to include a remediation plan for any failure to achieve contracting goals. Their current report must be strengthened to describe the extent of participation by small business, justification for any failure to achieve the small business contracting goal of 23% of procurement contracts being awarded to small businesses, and a remediation plan with best practices and analysis of past faulty practices to reach those goals in the next evaluation period.
41) Rep. Murphy (D–FL) Amendment #258 – Revised – Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on efforts to make more efficient use of Defense facilities, with a focus on underutilized and unutilized facilities.
42) Reps. McCaul (R–TX), Pierluisi (D–PR) Amendment #284 – Late Revised – Authorizes the transfer of Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems from the Department of Defense to the Department of Homeland Security.
43) Rep. Lamborn (R–CO) Amendment #107 – Revised – Restricts funding for the space–based infrared systems space modernization initiative wide–field–of–view testbed until the Department of Defense certifies that it is carrying out the Operationally Responsive Space Program required by 10 USC 2273a.
44) Rep. Holt (D–NJ) Amendment #37 – Revised – Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress within 60 days of enactment whether the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program, or related scholarship or fellowship programs within the Department of Defense, are providing the necessary number of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of science, technology, engineer, and mathematics to meet the recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on Research and Development in the United States Intelligence Community, as well as recommendation for how SMART and similar program might be improved to better satisfy those recommendations.
45) Rep. Hudson (R–NC) Amendment #188 – Requires the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) to provide a report to the Armed Services Committees, which outlines how the Department intends to maintain both the capability and the infrastructure required to support canines as Stand–off Detection of Explosives and Explosive Precursors (SDE2P). Includes working with private industry, academic institutions, and federal agencies to ensure best practices are used.
46) Rep. Bachmann (R–MN) Amendment #128 – Revised – Funds the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group to the requested amount by the Marine Corps.
47) Rep. Bachmann (R–MN) Amendment #149 – Revised This amendment will increase funding for the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Operations and Maintenance fund at the request of the Marine Corps.
48) Rep. Brownley (D–CA) Amendment #252 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish areas to be known as ‘Southern Sea Otter Military Readiness Areas’ for national defense purposes.
49) Rep. Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #80 – Requires outreach for small business concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities required before conversion of certain functions to contractor performance.
50) Rep. McKeon (R–CA) Amendment #8 – Amends title 32 USC 508, “Assistance for certain youth and charitable organizations,” by adding State Student Cadet Corps to the list of 13 eligible youth and charitable programs eligible to receive National Guard support services.
51) Rep. Heck (D–WA) Amendment #152 – Revised – Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by allowing the servicemember to submit a certified letter from a commanding officer or record from the Defense Manpower Database Center in lieu of military orders.
52) Reps. Kline (R–MN), Hunter (R–CA), Andrews (D–NJ), Polis (D–CO) Amendment #79 – Ensures all students from legally operating secondary schools are treated equally and given the same opportunities to enlist in the armed forces.
53) Rep. Walz (D–MN) Amendment #148 – Requires the Government Accountability office to submit a report to Congress regarding the Department of Defense's use of Personality/Adjustment disorders as a basis to separate members from the Armed Forces.
54) Rep. Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #88 – Requires posting of information relating to sexual assault prevention and response resources.
55) Rep. Velazquez (D–NY) Amendment #27 – Creates the Military Hazing Prevention Oversight Panel to help guide the military’s anti–hazing policies.
56) Rep. Lowey (D–NY) Amendment #206 – Requires service academies to add sexual assault prevention in ethics curricula.
57) Rep. Pingree (D–ME) Amendment #229 – Instructs the DOD to insure that servicemembers are aware of the Interim Guidance by the Director of National Intelligence that victims of military sexual assault who received counseling answer “no” to Q21 on their Security Form 86 (SF86) for security clearances.
58) Reps. Lee (D–CA), Ros–Lehtinen (R–FL) Amendment #153 – Requires the Defense Secretary to report to Congress on the use of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts–Martial, and related policies, punitive articles, and regulations with regard to service members living with or at risk of contracting HIV.
59) Reps. DeLauro (D–CT), Pingree (D–ME), Tsongas (D–MA) Amendment #166 – Requires the services to include in the annual report to Congress on sexual assaults in the military steps taken to ensure the retention of and access to evidence and records relating to sexual assaults. Requires the services to provide in the report a description of the policies, procedures, and processes implemented to ensure detailed evidence and records are transmitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
60) Reps. Cummings (D–MD), Michaud (D–ME), Takano (D–CA), Tierney (D–MA), Cicilline (D–RI), Braley (D–IA) Amendment #60 – Revised – Expands home foreclosure protections under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to service members receiving hostile fire or imminent danger pay, surviving spouses of service members whose deaths are service connected, and certain veterans who are disabled due to service connected injuries. Increases fines for violations of SCRA.
61) Rep. Lujan Grisham (D–NM) Amendment #190 – Instructs the DOD to identify and recognize dependents of a member of the armed forces who is serving or has served in a combat zone for a period of more than 30 days with a lapel button and to conduct presentation ceremonies to eligible dependents.
62) Rep. Brownley (D–CA) Amendment #250 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the Federal Government and State governments should make the transition of a member of the Armed Forces and the member’s spouse from military to civilian life as seamless as possible.
63) Rep. Green (D–TX) Amendment #154 – Requires the military departments to provide free Internet access to servicemembers serving in a combat zone. The requirement may be waived if the security environment is unsafe for recreational Internet use.
64) Reps. Andrews (D–NJ), Markey (D–MA) Amendment #201 – Requires a report on whether the Department of Defense could make current no accrual of interest for certain servicemembers (20 USC 1087e(o) )benefit automatic.
65) Rep. Blackburn (R–TN) Amendment #296 – Late Revised – Requires the Department to conduct a review of the current Troops to Teachers program by March 1, 2014.
66) Rep. Culberson (R–TX) Amendment #204 – Authorizes use of gold in the metal content of the Medal of Honor.
67) Rep. Bustos (D–IL) Amendment #9 – Requires the Secretary of the Army to review and provide a report on the Medal of Honor nomination of Captain William L. Albracht.
68) Rep. Hunter (R–CA) Amendment #178 – Requires the Secretary of the Army to consider the Silver Star Award nominations for four soldiers whose award nominations were lost and subsequently downgraded.
69) Rep. Esty (D–CT) Amendment #131 – Establishes standards for the prompt replacement of military medals & decorations requested by veterans, current service members, and eligible family members. Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure the following: a) that decorations are mailed within 60 days of successful verification of the service record claimed; b) that requests cannot take more than one year to fulfill; and c) that the Secretary submits annual reports measuring responsiveness to such requests.
70) Reps. Kind (D–WI), Sensenbrenner (R–WI) Amendment #213 – Revised – Authorizes an award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for Acts of Valor during the Civil War. Requires Secretary of Defense to submit a report on the process and materials used for consideration of Medal of Honor recommendations for acts of heroism that occurred during the Civil War.
71) Rep. McKinley (R–WV), Owens (D–NY) Amendment #20 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic tour calculator so that reservists could keep track of aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or more served within a fiscal year. For each active duty tour totaling 90 days served ‘inside’ a FY, a reservist who subsequently qualifies for a reserve retirement (at age 60) may credit such tours towards early retirement.
72) Reps. Kirkpatrick (D–AZ) , Coffman (R–CO), O'Rourke (D–TX), Thompson (D–CA), Shea–Porter (D–NH), Rahall (D–WV) Amendment #29 – Requires the Department of Defense to provide certified and complete service treatment records to the Department of Veterans Affairs within 90 days of military discharge or release in an electronic format.
73) Reps. Swalwell (D–CA), Meehan (R–PA) Amendment #159 – Ensures that money paid to the Department of Defense on behalf of military bands is reimbursed to the appropriate accounts, allowing military bands to play at community events if the organization fully funds the bands expenditures.
74) Rep. Bishop (D–NY) Amendment #3 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the remains of three crewmen of the Martin Mariner PBM–5 seaplane George One, ensign Maxwell Lopez, USN, Naval Aviator, Frederick Williams, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class, Wendell Henderson, Aviation Radioman 1st Class, should be recovered from Thurston Island, Antarctica.
75) Rep. Terry (R–NE) Amendment #134 – Amends title 4 USC by adding at the end the following: Members of the armed forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.
76) Reps. Schakowsky (D–IL), Miller (D–CA) Amendment #87 – Provides procurement guidance, with regards to sourcing garments from Bangladesh by the Defense Department’s commissary and exchange store system, to assure fire and building safety conditions are audited and addressed with respect to exchange branded apparel, licensing of exchange brands, and procurement of branded garments.
77) Reps. Thompson (R–PA), Ryan (D–OH) Amendment #33 – Extends the 180–day Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage for service members and their families by an additional 180–days for any treatment provided by telemedicine. Extends tele–behavioral services for as long as the health care professional treating the individual deems necessary, so long as that individual has used TAMP during the first 180–day period, or accessed mental health treatment sometime in the year prior to separation from the service.
78) Rep. Guthrie (R–KY) Amendment #138 – Requires a comprehensive policy on improvements to the care, management, and transition of recovering service members with urotrauma from DoD to VA. Urotrauma is a class of wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the kidneys, reproductive organs, and urinary organs.
79) Rep. Gallego (D–TX) Amendment #111 – Allows the Secretary of Defense to take measurable action to determine the effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts.
80) Rep. Terry (R–NE) Amendment #150 – Requires Secretary of Defense to report to Congress with 180 days on the methods currently being employed across the military departments to collect charges from third party payers.
81) Rep. Holt (D–NJ) Amendment #38 – Allows any adjutant general of a State to request contact information for Individual Ready Reservists and Individual Mobilization Augmentees in the State for the purpose of conducting suicide prevention efforts.
82) Rep. Kuster (D–NH) Amendment #99 – Requires a report on the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Department of Defense centers of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury, post–traumatic stress disorder and other mental health conditions, and military eye injuries.
83) Reps. Thompson (R–PA), Roe (R–TN), Napolitano (D–CA), Thompson (D–CA), Perlmutter (D–CO), Andrews (D–NJ), Hinojosa (D–TX), Lujan Grisham (D–NM) Amendment #34 – Revised – Ensures the Department of Defense conducts a preliminary mental health assessment on individuals before they join the military. This assessment will help serve as a baseline to help track and assess any mental health changes during the individual’s military career.
84) Rep. Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #81 – Provides for increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
85) Rep. Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #82 – Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of Defense should develop a plan to ensure a sustainable flow of qualified mental health counselors to meet the long–term needs of members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.
86) Reps. Pascrell (D–NJ) and Thompson (D–CA) Amendment #121 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit the plan required by the National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2013 to improve coordination and integration of the programs that address traumatic brain injury and psychological health of members of the Armed Forces within the appropriate time–frame.
87) Rep. Pascrell (D–NJ) Amendment #123 – Requires a report on how the Secretary of Defense will identify, refer, and treat traumatic brain injuries with respect to members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom prior to June 2010 when a memorandum regarding a 50– meter distance from an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer and treat members for potential traumatic brain injury took effect.
88) Reps. Sessions (R–TX) and Thompson (D–CA) Amendment #125 – Establishes a 5–year pilot program for treatments of traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder for members of the Armed Forces in health care facilities other than military treatment facilities. Requires that all treatments must be approved by the Secretary of Defense following approval by an institutional review board.
89) Reps. McKeon (R–CA) and Smith (D–WA) Amendment #164 – Requires the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Administration to make all health care information contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems available and actionable to health care providers in both Departments by October 1, 2014 and requires the Secretaries to implement an integrated health record by October 1, 2016.
90) Rep. Wilson (R–SC) Amendment #260 – Requires a report from the comptroller general evaluating the different programs and contracting methods that Medicare and TRICARE use to prevent and correct improper payments to medical providers. Requires an evaluation of the effectiveness of these programs.
91) Rep. Sarbanes (D–MD) Amendment #5 – Seeks to promote greater compliance with sourcing laws by incorporating them into the DoD Supplement to the FAR, which contracting officers look to closely for guidance. Seeks to strengthen compliance with existing law.
92) Rep. Rigell (R–VA) Amendment #64– Prohibits any funds from being used to purchase military coins that are not produced in the United States.
93) Reps. Tsongas (D–MA) and Michaud (D–ME) Amendments #162 – Requires athletic footwear furnished to newly recruited servicemembers to be American–made after the Secretary of Defense certifies that there are at least two domestic suppliers who can provide 100% Berry Amendment–compliant footwear; provides a waiver for servicemembers with unique medical requirements.
94) Rep. Fitzpatrick (R–PA) Amendment #52 – Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to study the impact of Veteran Owned Small Business contracting on veteran unemployment and entrepreneurship. Requires the Department of Defense to provide an analysis on the feasibility and impacts of a ‘Veterans First’ style contracting program which would put priority on meeting Veteran Owned Small Business and Service–Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business goals first.
95) Rep. Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #86 – Provides for improved management of defense equipment and supplies through automated information and data capture technologies.
96) Rep. Young (R–AK) Amendment #242 – Revised – Requires the Sectary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to report, to the congressional defense committees, on the strategic value of installations operating within the Pacific Area of Responsibility. This report would analyze various characteristics including geographic advantage, usefulness for future missions, and proximity to training ranges, among other things, and will provide the information Congress needs to assess our country’s strategic shift to the Pacific.
97) Rep. Young (R–AK) Amendment #245 – Revised – In order to look for efficiencies, this amendment requires GAO to review the potential of co–locating Federal entities onto military bases, so long as those missions are compatible with the missions of the military installations. This report will focus on federal entities with homeland security, defense, international trade, commerce, and other national security–related functions.
98) Rep. Cárdenas (D–CA) Amendment # 220 – Revised – Ensures that an assessment of the retention, recruitment, and management of the cyber operation forces is included in a comprehensive mission analysis of cyber operations by the Department of Defense.
99) Rep. Cárdenas (D–CA) Amendment # 218 – Revised – Ensures that the investigations launched by the Department of Defense related to the compromise of critical program information include an estimate of economic losses resulting from the intrusion and any actions needed to protect intellectual property.
100) Rep. Ruiz (D–CA) Amendment #126– Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Congress on the feasibility of establishing a small business cyber technology office to assist small business concerns in providing cybersecurity solutions to the Federal Government.
101) Rep. Cárdenas (D–CA) Amendment # 219 – Authorizes the Department of Defense to create a education program to assist small business understand cyber security threats.
102) Rep. DeSantis (R–FL) Amendment #267 – Prohibits funds from being authorized for collaborative cyber–security activities with the People's Republic of China.
103) Rep. Langevin (D–RI) Amendment #35 – Requires a report providing an updated comparison of the costs and risks of acquiring DDG 1000 and DDG 51 Flight III vessels equipped for enhanced ballistic missile defense capability.
104) Rep. Conyers (D–MI) Amendment #198 – Clarifies that the assessment mandated in Section 1036(3) includes associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners for purposes of interpreting the scope of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.
105) Rep. Ross (R–FL) Amendment #62 – Prohibits the Department of Defense from using taxpayer funds to provide additional or upgraded recreational facilities for individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
106) Reps. Braley (D–IA) and Jones (R–NC) Amendment #101 – Directs the President to submit to Congress a report on the long–term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.
107) Rep. Broun (R–GA) Amendment #263 – Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to report on the implementation of the recommendations of the Palomares Nuclear Weapons Accident Revised Dose Evaluation Report released in April by the Air Force in 2001.
108) Reps. Andrews (D–NJ), Shuster (R–PA), LoBiondo (R–NJ), Hunter (R–CA), and Runyan (R–NJ) Amendment #202 – Makes technical changes to underlying text, including one grammatical change and a revision to ensure subcontracts are also captured by a provision on contracting for airlift services.
109) Rep. Posey (R–FL) Amendment #42 – Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transport, at his discretion and without charge, to any country supplies furnished by a nonprofit organization that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.
110) Reps. Speier (D–CA) and Coffman (R–CO) Amendment #173 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide congressional support offices the same access to Defense Department facilities as employees of the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and Senate.
111) Reps. McCaul (R–TX), Miller (R–MI), Thompson (D–MS), and Jackson Lee (D–TX) Amendment #283 – Late Revised –Amends 10 USC 2576a to include “border security activities” to the list of preferred applications the Department of Defense considers when transferring excess property to other federal agencies.
112) Rep. Hanna (R–NY) Amendment #10 – Revised –Expresses the sense of Congress that the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) should be condemned; expresses support for our Armed Forces and first responders; and supports policies to reduce the use of IEDs.
113) Reps. Turner (R–OH), Maffei (D–NY), Hanna (R–NY), LoBiondo (R–NJ), and Owens (D–NY) Amendment #58 – Clarifies the authority of the Secretary of Defense to enter into a memorandum of understanding with applicable entities regarding non–regulatory special use airspace.
114) Rep. Bachmann (R–MN) Amendment #127 – Requires that the POW/MIA flag be flown 365 days a year on certain Federal Buildings.
115) Rep. Collins (R–NY) Amendment #145 – Revised – Expresses a sense of Congress to maintain a strong National Guard and Military Reserve force.
116) Rep. Lewis (D–GA) Amendment #17 – Require the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, to post to cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to each American taxpayer on the Department of Defense’s website.
117) Rep. Farr (D–CA) Amendment #56 – Establishes the sense of Congress that senior leadership in the Department of Defense should take into consideration the importance of foreign language and cultural education.
118) Rep. Gallego (D–TX) Amendment #113 – Extends by five years an existing Expedited Hiring Authority for civilian personnel in order to fast–track the method of recruiting and hiring select healthcare professionals, and allows DoD to pay individuals in critical and shortage healthcare occupations (specifically including those who treat wounded warriors).
119) Reps. Langevin (D–RI) and Cummings (D–MD) Amendment #254 – Revised –Requires DoD to comply with a law enacted in the FY10 NDAA to ensure that funding was available to use civilian employees instead of contractors for requirements that last more than five years.
120) Reps. Connolly (D–VA) and Poe (R–TX) Amendment #186 – Authorizes up to 5% of humanitarian assistance program funds to be used for monitoring and evaluation of said programs. Requires a Congressional briefing 90 days after enactment describing, among other things, how the Department evaluates program and project outcomes and impact, including cost effectiveness and whether the programs met their goals.
121) Reps. Rohrabacher (R–CA) and Sherman (D–CA) Amendment #47 – Expands the certification requirement on the reimbursements to Pakistan to include human rights concerns.
122) Rep. Lynch (D–MA) Amendment #273 – Late Revised – Requires an assessment of the Afghan National Security Force’s (ANSF) ability to provide proper Operations & Maintenance for U.S.–funded ANSF infrastructure projects after January 1, 2015.
123) Reps. Blumenauer (D–OR), Kinzinger (R–IL), Gabbard (D–HI), and Stivers (R–OH) Amendment #226 – Strengthens and reform the Iraq and Afghanistan Special Immigration Visa programs, and expressing the sense of the House that these programs are of significant importance to the US mission, and should be extended and reformed before their expiration.
124) Reps. Johnson (D–GA), and Lee (D–CA) Amendment #274 – Late. Prohibits funding construct permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
125) Rep. Schneider (D–IL) Amendment #276 – Late. Adds an additional requirement to the annual report on Iran that requires an analysis of how sanctions are impacting Iran’s Threat Network.
126) Rep. Conaway (R–TX) Amendment #16 – Makes an authority change to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, allowing the U.S. military to provide integrated air–missile defense training/coordination to Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
127) Rep. Grimm (R–NY) Amendment #176 – Revised – Expresses condemnation of the government of Iran for its systematic, state–sponsored persecution of the country's Baha'i religious minority.
128) Reps. Connolly (D–VA), Wolf (R–VA), and Schneider (D–IL) Amendment #183 – Revised – Requires that the report authorized by section 1242 of this act include information on how the Egyptian military is supporting the rights of individuals involved in civil society and democratic promotion efforts through nongovernmental organizations.
129) Rep. Ros–Lehtinen (R–FL) Amendment #120 – Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to deploy assets, personnel and resources to the Joint Interagency Task Force South, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, to combat transnational criminal organization, drug trafficking, bulk shipments of narcotics or currency, narco–terrorism, human trafficking and the Iranian presence in SOUTHCOM’s Area of Responsibility (AOR).
130) Rep. Turner (R–OH) Amendment #18 – Revised – Provides the sense of Congress regarding the U.S. Defense Cooperation with the Georgian Government.
131) Rep. Schneider (D–IL) Amendment #275 – Late Revised – Expands the findings section of the bill to express the sense of Congress that the President should use all diplomatic means to limit the transfer of arms from Russia, Lebanon, and Iran to the Assad regime.
132) Rep. Lamborn (R–CO) Amendment #103 – Establishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed to Israel by the sale or transfer of advanced anti–aircraft weapons to Syria.
133) Rep. Kelly (R–PA) Amendment #7 – Revised – Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the treaty has been signed by the president, received the advice and consent of the Senate, and has been the subject of implementing legislation by the Congress.
134) Rep. Rigell (R–VA) Amendment #63 – Revised – Reaffirms Congress' constitutional war powers by clearly stating that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any use of military force.
135) Rep. Ellison (D–MN) Amendment #114 – Prohibits the authorization of Defense Department funds for tear gas and other riot control items to Middle East and North African countries undergoing democratic transition unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to the appropriate Congressional committees that the security forces of such countries are not using excessive force to repress peaceful, lawful and organized dissent.
136) Rep. Broun (R–GA) Amendment #261 – Prohibits the Department of Defense from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States unless they are actively engaged in combat against the United States.
137) Reps. DeLauro (D–CT), Granger (R–TX), Moran (D–VA), Kingston (R–GA), Ellison (D–MN), Wolf (R–VA), and Connolly (D–VA) Amendment #168 – Prohibits the Defense Department from continuing to purchase equipment from the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that the firm is cooperating with a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit, not delivering S–300 missile defense batteries to Syria, and that no new contracts have been signed by the firm with Syria since January 1, 2013. Provides a national security waiver with a requirement that the Secretary justify the waiver in a report to Congress 30 days prior to the purchase of any equipment from Rosoboronexport.
138) Reps. Connolly (D–VA), Granger (R–TX), Diaz–Balart (R–FL), Gingrey (R–GA), Sires (D–NJ), and Carter (R–TX) Amendment #185 – Directs the President to sell 66 F–16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan.
139) Rep. Roskam (R–IL) Amendment #249 – Requires the President to submit to the appropriate committees every 90 days a report that identifies that the United States has taken all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats to its security and defend its vital national interests.
140) Rep. Bridenstine (R–OK) Amendment #116 – Requires the Department of Defense to submit a report on the implications of Caspian Sea–based resource development for energy security strategies of the U.S. and NATO.
141) Rep. Welch (D–VT) Amendment #205 – Requires the Department of Defense to submit to Congress a report on measures to monitor and ensure that U.S. financial assistance to the Afghan National Security Forces is not used to purchase fuel from Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.
142) Rep. Ros–Lehtinen (R–FL) Amendment #112 – Enhances DoD and State Department reporting requirements on the comprehensive plan for United States military assistance and cooperation with Egypt to include a description of the strategic objectives of the United States regarding the provision of U.S. security assistance to the Government of Egypt, a description of vetting and end–use monitoring systems in place by both Egypt and the U.S. for defense articles and training provided by the U.S. – including human rights vetting – and additional requirements. Requires a GAO report requesting recommendations regarding the DoD and State report and requesting additional actions with respect to the provision of United States security assistance to Egypt.
143) Rep. Lamborn (R–CO) Amendment #106 – Establishes the sense of Congress on the threat posed by Hezbollah. Encourages our European allies to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
144) Rep. Gosar (R–AZ) Amendment #55 – States that Congress fully supports Israel’s lawful exercise of self–defense, including actions to halt regional aggression.
145) Rep. Bridenstine (R–OK) Amendment #158 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the specified Congressional committees a report in both classified and unclassified form on the current and future military power of the Russian Federation.
146) Reps. Conyers (D–MI), Jones (R–NC), Johnson (D–GA), and Ellison (D–MN) Amendment #197 – Clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.
147) Reps. Walorski (R–IN) and Lamborn (R–CO) Amendment #30 – Expresses the sense of Congress in support of fully implementing U.S. and international sanctions on Iran. Reiterates that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon capability, and declares that the U.S. has a vital national interest in the survival and security of the State of Israel.
148) Rep. Fortenberry (R–NE) Amendment #228 – Revised – Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a strategy to modernize the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in order to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region.
149) Reps. Hanna (R–NY), Graves (R–MO), Shuster (R–PA), Hunter (R–CA), and Connolly (D–VA) Amendment #72 – Makes it easier for small businesses to compete for lower tier subcontracts on federal projects and improves visibility into the health of the industrial base.
150) Reps. Graves (R–MO) and Hanna (R–NY) Amendment #75 – Simplifies small business contracting by reconciling the limitation on subcontracting provisions enacted in Sec. 802 of the FY 2013 NDAA with those in the Small Business Act.
151) Rep. Schrader (D–OR) Amendment #161 – Revised – Establishes a program to provide improved access to Federal contract opportunities for early stage small business concerns, defined as a small business concern that has not more than 15 employees; and has average annual receipts that total not more than $1,000,000. It disallows any contracts awarded under this program if its value is less than $3,000 or less than half the upper threshold of section 15(j)(1) of the Small Business Act.
152) Rep. Collins (R–GA) Amendment #291 – Late. Allows for the administrative transfer of 282.304 acres, in Dahlonega, Georgia known as Camp Frank D. Merrill, from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Army.
153) Rep. Murphy (R–PA) Amendment #294 – Late Revised – Requires the consideration of the value of services provided by a local community to the armed forces as part of the economic analysis in making base realignment or closure decisions.
154) Reps. Turner (R–OH), Langevin (D–RI), Tsongas (D–MA), and Hoyer (D–MD) Amendment #297 – Late. Increases the authorization from $2M to $4M that the defense laboratories can spend on minor military construction and modifies the Laboratory Revitalization (LRP) section 2805 of Title 10 regarding unspecified minor MILCON.
155) Rep. Garcia (D–FL) Amendment #191 – Revised – Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to issue a report to Congress on the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. The report shall include the details of any project where the project owner had outstanding local, county, city, town or State tax obligations dating back over 12 months, as determined by a tax authority.
156) Rep. Blumenauer (D–OR) Amendment #225 – Provides additional guidance for military installation master planning documents, consistent with Department of Defense, UFC 2–100–01.
157) Rep. Gardner (R–CO) Amendment #102 – Requires prior Congressional approval in order for the DoD to expand Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Fort Carson, CO, which is located in my Congressional District. Requires specific appropriation approval for PCMS expansion.
158) Rep. Hunter (R–CA) Amendment #32 – Ensures the inclusion of emblems of belief on military memorials. Emblems of belief may include those that are currently authorized by the National Cemetery Administration.
159) Rep. Bilirakis (R–FL) Amendment #2 – Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to designate an appropriate site at the former Navy Dive School at the Washington Navy Yard for a memorial to honor the members of the Armed Forces who have served as military divers.
160) Rep. Lujan (D–NM) Amendment #4 – Extends the sunset of the Secretary of Energy’s Other Transaction authority by 5 years.
161) Rep. Hastings (R–WA) Amendment #215 – Revised – Directs the Department of Energy to transfer a parcel of land at the Hanford Site to the DOE designated Community Reuse Organization.
162) Rep. Pearce (R–NM) Amendment #271 – Late. Extends the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant mission.
163) Reps. Hastings (R–WA), Fleischmann (R–TN), and Lujan (D–NM) Amendment #214 – Amends Division C, Title XXXI regarding the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect and provide public access to Manhattan Project facilities at three DOE defense sites through the establishment of an historical park.
164) Rep. Young (R–AK) Amendment #243 – Makes a change that will allow the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to receive funding from non–federal entities, but it does not mandate that this funding be sent to MARAD.
165) Reps. Young (R–AK), Enyart (D–IL), Hahn (D–CA), Weber (R–TX), and Kilmer (D–WA) Amendment #246 – Allows MARAD to give funding priority in the existing Port Infrastructure Development Program to the 21 strategic seaports in the United States. Clarifies existing language to ensure that the Port Infrastructure Development Program, created by Public Law 111–84 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010), may be used by the MARAD Administrator to provide grants to ports.
166) Reps. Issa (R–CA) and Connolly (D–VA) Amendment #117 – Reforms the process by which Federal agencies procure products and services related to information technology.
167) Reps. Whitfield (R–KY), Polis (D–CO), and Perlmutter (D–CO) Amendment #194 – Revised – Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should establish an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health. The Board would advise the President on the review and approval of the site exposure matrix (SEM) used to determine the eligibility of DOE contractor employee claims for compensation for illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic substances.
168) Rep. Franks (R–AZ) Amendment #96 – Establishes the sense of Congress that the paramount security concern of the United States is the ongoing and illegal nuclear weapons programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
169) Rep. Franks (R–AZ) Amendment #98 – Adds consultation to the main roles and responsibilities as prescribed in section 1086, to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
170) Rep. Garamendi (D–CA) Amendment #239 – Withholds the $2.6 billion dollars in additional funding that have been added to the Afghan National Security Forces Fund this year for acquisition of aircraft, vehicles and other equipment until the Secretary of Defense submits a report to Congress confirming when these systems would be delivered, the ANSF's capabilities of operating and maintaining these systems, and the impact of such acquisitions on the future US costs of funding the ANSF.
171) Rep. Gingrey (R–GA) Amendment #92 – Expresses the sense of Congress that active military personnel that are either live in or are stationed in Washington, DC would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions.
172) Rep. Davis (D–CA) Amendment #97 – Recognizes additional means by which members of the National Guard called into federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for enlistment to basic pay.