Appropriations

Committee on Appropriations

Rodney Frelinghuysen

National Security Funding Bill Approved by the House

2017/07/27

The House of Representatives today approved the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 3219) to provide funding for national security for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, also known as the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, was passed on a vote of 235-192.

The bill includes the full legislation and funding for four of the 12 annual Appropriations bills, including: the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and the Legislative Branch Appropriations bills. This funding extends through the entire 2018 fiscal year. The package also contains a portion of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill – approximately $1.6 billion, the full White House requested amount, for physical barrier construction on the Southern border.

Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen made the following statement on the legislation:

“The primary Constitutional duty of the Congress is to ensure the safety of the homeland and the American people. This legislation is carefully crafted to fulfill that duty – funding our critical military priorities, supporting our veterans, and making our borders more secure.

“This bill will help guarantee that we are prepared to meet any threat from anyone or anywhere – from China in the Pacific, to international terror groups like ISIS, al Qaeda, al Nusra, Al Shabab, Hezbollah and Hamas, to transnational drug smugglers and criminal gangs.

“I urge the Senate to now act to bring this legislation to the President’s desk quickly, to get these critical funds out the door and put to good use.”

Bill Information:

For a bill overview, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/national_security_package_one_pager.pdf

For a detailed summaries of the four bills, please visit:

For the text of the legislation, please visit: https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394925

For the bill reports, please visit:

Department of Defense Appropriations bill report – https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-115hrpt219/pdf/CRPT-115hrpt219.pdf

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill report – https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-115hrpt188/pdf/CRPT-115hrpt188.pdf

Energy and Water Appropriations bill report – https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-115hrpt230/pdf/CRPT-115hrpt230.pdf

Legislative Branch Appropriations bill report – https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-115hrpt199/pdf/CRPT-115hrpt199.pdf

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Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement Before the Rules Committee on Make America Secure Appropriations Act

2017/07/24

Good afternoon, Chairman Sessions, Ranking Member Slaughter, and members of the Rules Committee.

Thank you for having all of us before the Committee today to present an amendment to H.R. 3219, a legislative package providing critical appropriations for our national security.

Before I begin, I would like to thank the Chairs of the Subcommittees – including Chairwoman Granger, Chairman Simpson, Chairman Dent, Chairman Carter, and Chairman Yoder, who led the way on the bills and Amendment before you today – the Ranking Member of the Committee, Mrs. Lowey, and the Ranking Members of the Subcommittees – including Mr. Visclosky, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Ryan, and Ms. Roybal-Allard – for their work throughout this year’s Appropriations process. We all share a deep dedication to the important work of the Appropriations Committee, and I’m grateful for their incredible work to bring all 12 bills through the Committee in record time.

We are here to seek an appropriate rule to provide for prompt consideration of this important measure.

This legislation ensures that the most important services that the federal government provides – those that keep the American people secure – are funded responsibly and appropriately. This includes funding for the Department of Defense and our Intelligence Community, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy, and the Legislative Branch.

There should be no uncertainty when it comes to our security. It is our responsibility to the men and women in uniform – and to the millions of Americans they are charged with protecting – to provide them with the resources they need each and every year, on time.

With your Committee’s permission, the Chairs of each subcommittee will review their portion of this package, but I will take a moment now to present the highlights of this important bill.

First, the Department of Defense portion of the bill includes a total of $658.1 billion. This is an increase of $68.1 billion in discretionary funding above FY 2017 levels. It also includes $73.9 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and Global War on Terrorism funding.

Secondly, this legislation also takes care of our veterans, who have sacrificed so much in service to this nation. Funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs is increased by 5 percent over FY 17 levels to improve services to veterans and to address oversight and management issues within the Department.

Thirdly, within the Energy and Water portion of the legislation, national security is also prioritized. This includes funding for nuclear security programs that maintain our deterrence posture in the face of growing global threats.

Lastly, the legislation includes funding for important Legislative Branch functions. Without the funding in this measure, the Congress would not be able to serve the American people we are here to represent, assuring the security of Members of Congress, staff, and the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Capitol each year.

This measure demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our troops and to the American people – that this Congress will provide for the common defense.

I thank the Committee for the time, and I ask my colleagues to support it today and on the House floor.

Thank you.

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Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Bill

2017/07/20

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill on a voice vote. The legislation funds the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development, and other international activities.

The bill will target funding to U.S. foreign policy priorities, including critical diplomatic and security missions to increase stability and security. It also contains funding to bolster U.S. allies and key partners in strategic and challenging areas of the world, and provides critical humanitarian aid. In addition, the legislation contains strong oversight measures and reductions to nonessential or lower-priority international programs to protect and save taxpayer dollars.

In total, the bill provides $47.4 billion in both regular discretionary and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding. This total is $10 billion below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level, when counting additional funds provided in the Security Assistance Appropriations Act of 2017. Within this amount, OCO funding totals $12 billion, which supports operations and assistance in areas of conflict, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

“In the wake of ever-growing international threats and challenges – such as North Korea’s recent missile test – it is more important than ever for the U.S. to invest in robust diplomatic and global efforts to ensure stability around the world and the security of our nation and our allies,” Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “This bill will target funding to where it’s needed the most, ensure U.S. dollars are being put to good use to expand democracy and peace, and provide critical humanitarian assistance in war-torn, disaster-affected, and impoverished areas or the world.”

State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairman Hal Rogers said:

“The United States maintains her global leadership position through iron-clad diplomatic partnerships, a strong national defense, and unwavering efforts to fight terrorism and transnational crime. Our ability to continue investments in diplomacy and development, alongside our military, makes our nation stronger and safer,” said Chairman Rogers. “This bill provides robust funding to support our allies and partners in the fight against terrorism and countering in Russian aggression, prioritizes resources needed to keep U.S. personnel safe, and strengthens oversight measures to provide accountability to the U.S. taxpayer.”

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Rogers – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Dent – The amendment would modify the quorum requirement for the Export-Import Bank Board through September 30, 2019. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Calvert –The amendment adds report language expressing disappointment with a recent UNESCO designation related to Israel. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was approved on a voice vote.

For a summary of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394988

For the bill report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/23926.pdf

For the text of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-115hr-sc-ap--stateforop-fy2018stateforeignoperationsappropriations.pdf

 

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Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Funding Bill

2017/07/19

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the draft fiscal year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) funding bill on a vote of 28-22. The legislation includes funding for programs within the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and other related agencies.

In total, the draft bill includes $156 billion in discretionary funding, which is a reduction of $5 billion below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. The bill cuts funding to lower-priority programs, while targeting investments in medical research, public health, biodefense, and important activities that help boost job growth. The legislation also includes several provisions to rein in unnecessary regulations, and to protect the sanctity of life.

“This bill reflects Republican priorities to cut spending and focus investments in programs our people need the most – public health and medical research, biodefense, fundamental education, and proven programs that increase job growth, for example,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “It also includes important provisions to stop government overreach.”

“The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill again achieves its goal of reducing discretionary spending, while remaining committed to important national priorities. For a third consecutive year, it allocates a significant funding increase of $1.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which will benefit a wide range of biomedical programs, including public health preparedness and readiness in biodefense, and research programs to find cures spanning from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Included as well are increases for special education funding; TRIO, GEAR UP, and early childhood education programs; and new provisions to protect human life. This bill is one that reflects the priorities that Americans value, and will continue to support the well-being of Americans through funding these vital programs,” LHHS Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole said.

The following amendments to the FY 2018 LHHS Appropriations bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Cole – The amendment makes technical and non-controversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.  

Rep. Harris – The amendment adds a provision prohibiting NLRB from enforcing the interpretation regarding “micro unions”/specialty healthcare. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Stewart – The amendment adds a provision prohibiting the Department of Labor from enforcing the minimum wage rule on recreational operators on Federal lands. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was adopted on a vote of 28-22.

For a summary of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394995

For the bill report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/23920.pdf

For the text of the bill, please visit:

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP07/20170713/106250/BILLS-115HR-SC-AP-FY2018-LaborHHS-LaborHHSFY2018.pdf

 

 

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Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Interior and Environment Bill

2017/07/19

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill on a vote of 30-21. The legislation includes funding for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and various independent and related agencies.

In total, the bill provides $31.4 billion, $824 million below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level and $4.3 billion above the President’s budget request. These funds are targeted to important investments in the nation’s natural resources, including $3.4 billion for the Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service to prevent and combat devastating wildfires. The legislation also contains several policy provisions to rein in harmful and unnecessary regulations at the EPA and other agencies.

“This legislation responsibly supports the agencies and offices we rely on to preserve our natural resources for future generations, and prioritizes our limited funding to programs that protect environmental safety, such as the Chemical Safety Board. Further, the Committee’s vigorous oversight has identified opportunities to rein in the federal bureaucracy and to stop many harmful and unnecessary regulations that destroy economic opportunity and hinder job creation,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said.

“The agencies funded in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill do important work protecting public lands, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Our subcommittee prioritized proven programs that have a meaningful impact to achieve these goals while also ensuring our economy can continue to grow. I’m particularly pleased that we were able to provide significant funding for our increasingly popular National Parks and the Clean Diesel program, and ensure the development of the USGS earthquake early warning system can continue,” Interior Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert said.

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Calvert – The Manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Harris -- The amendment limits funds for activities related to wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from the State of Maryland shoreline. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Aderholt -- The amendment changes bill language requiring that all iron and steel used in water infrastructure projects be sourced within the United States. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Stewart – The amendment makes changes to bill language regarding the management of wild horses and burros.  The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.  

The bill was approved on a vote of 30-21.

For a summary of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394981

For the text of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/fy18_interior_xml.pdf

For the bill report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/23918.pdf

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Chairman Frelinghuysen Statement on National Security Appropriations Legislative Package

2017/07/18

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen today issued the following statement on the forthcoming national security appropriations legislative package:

“The highest priority of Congress is to ensure the safety and security of our nation and to guarantee the future of our great democracy - this critical national security legislation needs to head to the floor. All of our Appropriations bills contain important funding for essential programs that serve the American people. I am committed to getting these security bills, as well as every single one of the remaining eight Appropriations bills, through the legislative process and to the President’s desk.” Read More

Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Bill

2017/07/18

The House Appropriations Committee today approved its proposed fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill on a vote of 30-22. The bill targets critical programs such as aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs activities, protection against cyberterrorism, natural disaster response, and efforts to stop the smuggling of drugs and people into the U.S. The legislation also includes $1.6 billion for physical barrier construction along the U.S. southern border.

In total, the legislation directs $44.3 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, an increase of $1.9 billion above the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. In addition, the bill includes $6.8 billion – the same as the President’s request – for disaster relief and emergency response activities through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“The Committee takes its role in safeguarding our homeland and protecting our citizens seriously.  Globalization, cyber-security, and terrorism are changing our way of life and we need to change with it.  This bill fully supports our men and women on the frontline lines who work tirelessly to keep us safe.  The bill also provides the necessary funding for critical technology and physical barriers to secure our borders.  It is a balanced approach that enhances our capabilities and preparedness,” Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said.

Homeland Security Subcommittee Chairman John Carter also commented on the bill:

“Keeping Americans safe by protecting our homeland is a top priority. This funding bill provides the resources to begin building a wall along our southern border, enhance our existing border security infrastructure, hire more border patrol agents, and fund detention operations,” Chairman Carter said. “Additionally, this bill will increase funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, support grants in cases of emergency and natural disaster, and provide critical resources to protect our cyber networks.”

The following amendments to the bill were approved by the full committee today:

Rep. Carter – The amendment made technical and other noncontroversial changes and additions to the report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Aderholt – The amendment adds bill language prohibiting use of ICE funding to pay for an abortion or require anyone to perform or facilitate an abortion. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 29-21.

Rep. Newhouse – The amendment adds bill language changing the H-2-A seasonal agriculture worker program from seasonal to year round. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Herrera Beutler – The amendment adds bill language that would grant lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. to Charlie Gard and his family for the purposes of medical treatment. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Wasserman-Schultz – The amendment adds bill language changing the statute of limitations on the recovery of FEMA Public Assistance Grants. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was approved on a vote of 30-22.

For a summary, please visit: https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394983

For the bill report, please visit: https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/23916.pdf

For the text of the bill, please visit: http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AP/AP15/20170712/106241/BILLS-115HR-SC-AP-FY2018-HSecurity-FY2018HomelandSecurityAppropriationsBill-SubcommitteeDraft.pdf

 

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Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill

2017/07/18

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 31-20. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.

In total, the bill reflects an allocation of $56.5 billion in discretionary spending – $1.1 billion below fiscal year 2017 and $8.6 billion above the request. This funding is targeted to essential investments in transportation infrastructure investments, as well as fundamental community development and housing programs. 

“Now more than ever, it is critical to our economy and to our quality of life to have safe and well-functioning transportation infrastructure. This bill makes investments in essential highway, air, rail, and maritime programs that will keep our people and our goods moving efficiently,” Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “In addition, it includes responsible funding to ensure communities across the nation have access to necessary community development funds, and to provide housing to those who need it the most – including the poor, elderly, and disabled.”

“I am pleased to introduce this critical legislation that will keep our housing and transportation programs efficient, while making the most of taxpayer dollars. The bill provides for infrastructure improvement and safety, as well as essential housing programs that are serving needy populations. I look forward to working with Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Price to keep Americans moving and to provide for vulnerable communities across our country,” Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart said.

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Diaz-Balart – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was approved by the Committee on a vote of 31-20.

For a summary of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394975

For the text of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-115hr-sc-ap-fy2018-transhud-transportationhoushingandurbandevelopment.pdf

For the text of the report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/23928.pdf

 

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Full Committee Markup: FY2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill; and Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2018

2017/07/14

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Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Services Bill

2017/07/14

The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill on a vote of 31-21. The bill provides annual funding for the Treasury Department, the Judiciary, the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other related agencies.

The bill totals $20.231 billion – $1.284 billion below the fiscal year 2017 enacted level and $2.483 billion below the President’s budget request. The legislation targets resources to programs that will help boost economic growth and opportunity, protect consumers and investors, promote an efficient federal court system, and stop financial crime.

Funding for the IRS is cut by $149 million from the fiscal year 2017 enacted level. Under the legislation, it will also be subject to increased oversight and transparency to ensure the rights and the privacy of taxpayers are upheld, and to ensure that the agency is using its funds appropriately. Several other policy provisions aimed at reducing regulatory red tape and scaling back harmful financial requirements are also included. 

“Our financial system thrives on stability, and this bill provides the funding necessary for federal regulators to do their jobs in a timely and appropriate manner, while stopping burdensome regulations before they can damage our economy irreparably,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “It also makes key investments in our courts to ensure efficiency and security, and provides funding to important programs – like small business lending – that help our economy grow and prosper.”

Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Tom Graves also commented on the legislation:

“This is a product of an open and inclusive process. My subcommittee communicated extensively with members about their requests and worked around the clock to put together a very conservative bill that aligns closely with President Trump’s budget. I’m particularly excited about the financial reforms, which slash harmful regulations, streamline outdated agency processes, and rein in the rogue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These reforms will help spur job creation and economic growth, and blaze a clearer path for families and businesses to achieve their dreams. This bill also advances many other conservative priorities by cutting spending, zeroing out programs and maintaining pro-life policies. Overall, this bill takes a significant amount of power away from government and gives it back to Georgians and all Americans.”

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Graves – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report, and adds certain authorization language. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Moolenaar – The amendment adds language to define the term “pyramid promotion scheme” and limits funds for enforcement actions outside the definition. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Harris – The amendment prohibits funds for doctor-assisted suicide in the District of Columbia, and repeals the DC Death with Dignity Act. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 28-24.

Rep. Lowey – The amendment increases the Office of Government Ethics by $349,000 – equal to the Administration’s request. These funds are offset by a reduction in the Department of Treasury department-wide systems and capital investments program. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Young – The amendment Requires GSA to post National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) findings online for which the GSA Administrator has solicited public comment. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Aguilar – The amendment adds language allowing those individuals authorized to be employed under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to be eligible for employment by the federal government. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was approved on a vote of 31-21.

For a summary of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394953

For the text of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-115hr-sc-ap-fy2018-fservices-financialservicesandgeneralgovernment.pdf

For the bill report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/fsgg.report.07.13.17.pdf

 

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Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

2017/07/13

(UPDATED) The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill on a vote of 31-21. The bill funds the Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

The legislation contains $54 billion in total discretionary funding, a decrease of $2.6 billion below fiscal year 2017 and $4 billion above the President’s request for these programs. The bill targets funding increases for national security – including cybercrime, counter-terrorism and espionage. The bill also provides increases for federal law enforcement to crack down on illegal immigration, and combat violent crime, gangs and opioid trafficking. Funds are included to help boost trade enforcement, continue investments in space exploration programs, and advance groundbreaking science and technologies essential for innovation, productivity, and economic growth. In order to make these investments, lower-priority programs are reduced or eliminated.

“As we see on the news nearly every day, our nation is facing increased threats here at home. Federal law enforcement is essential to fighting these threats, protecting our people, and making sure that all those that do harm are brought to justice. This bill increases funding for law enforcement – making sure they have the resources they need to fight crime and terrorism,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “In addition, the bill includes important investments to boost U.S. scientific innovation that will maintain our nation’s status as a global leader.”

“This bill balances my two top priorities; being frugal with my constituents’ hard-earned tax dollars, while supporting federal law enforcement and scientific agencies with the resources they need to do their job. This legislation makes sure that America’s law enforcement agencies have enough money to effectively fight 21st century threats like cybercrime, terrorism and human trafficking,” said CJS Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson. “In addition, NASA has also earned the highest level of funding in the history of the agency. For too many years, NASA has been overloaded with too many missions and not enough funding. This bill guarantees NASA receives the funding they need to lift America’s space program above the glory days of Apollo.”

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today:

Rep. Culberson – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Harris  – The amendment prohibits implementing or enforcing a critical habitat designation for Atlantic Sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep Cartwright – amended by Rep. Culberson – The amendment requires risk assessments for certain IT purchases from Russia, North Korea, and Iran. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

Rep. Harris –The amendment prohibits funding in the bill from being used to implement a new EEOC requirement making businesses report certain demographic information of employees. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 29-20.

Rep. McCollum/Rep. Cole – The amendment changes Justice Department funding designations for Native Americans. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote.

The bill was approved by the Committee on a vote of 31-21.

For a bill summary, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=394951

For the text of the bill, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-115hr-sc-ap-fy2018-cjs-commercejusticescience.pdf

For the bill report, please visit:

https://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/cjs.report.07.13.17.pdf

 

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Full Committee Markup: FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, and FY2018 Interior Appropriations Bill

2017/07/13

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Full Committee Markup: FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill

2017/07/11

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Full Committee Markup - FY2018 Commerce, Justice and Science & FY2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill

2017/07/10

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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations BIll

2017/07/10

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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations BIll

2017/07/10

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Full Committee Markup: FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill and FY2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

2017/07/07

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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill

2017/07/06

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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

2017/07/06

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Subcommittee Markup - FY 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill

2017/07/06

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