H.R. 152: Proposed Amendments to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

H.R. 152

Proposed Amendments to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
January 15, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the House is scheduled to consider legislation that will provide emergency funding for Hurricane Sandy under a structured rule.  In addition to the amendment in the nature of a substitute offered by House Appropriations Chairman, Hal Rogers, the following amendments have been made in order.

Amendments

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A

 

 Rogers (KY) Substitute Amendment - Provides $17 billion in emergency funding to address the immediate needs of victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART B

 

 Mulvaney (SC), McClintock (CA), Duncan (SC), Lummis (WY) Amendment - Provides an offset of the $17 billion in emergency funding to address the immediate needs of victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The offset is achieved by an across the board cut of 1.63 percent to all discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2013.

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART C

Frelinghuysen (NJ) Amendment #2 (Revised) - Provides an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated needs of the victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.  This funding is in addition to the substitute amendment submitted by Chairman Rogers (KY).

 

Flores (TX) Amendment #63 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Strikes $150,000,000 for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.

 

Runyan (NJ) Amendment #31 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Clarifies that the fisheries disaster money in the Frelinghuysen amendment is intended for states that were impacted both by Hurricane Sandy and suffered a fisheries disaster in 2012.

 

Broun (GA) Amendment #12 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Strikes $13,000,000 in funding to “accelerate the National Weather Service ground readiness project.”

 

Duncan (SC) Amendment #3 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Strikes the additional $1M for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and replaces it with a limitation against funding for LSC.

 

Campbell (CA), Blumenauer (OR) Amendment #29 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Clarifies that Corps of Engineers construction projects receiving funds in this legislation will be at full Federal expense only with respect to the funds provided by this legislation.

 

Velázquez (NY) Amendment #56 to Frelinghuysen Amendment (Revised)- Increases the Community Development Fund appropriation amount by $25 million offset by reductions elsewhere in the bill.

 

Huelskamp (KS) Amendment #61 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Requires FEMA to disclose all disaster relief grants, not just those over $1 million.

 

Fleming (LA) Amendment #49 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Cuts $9,800,000 from the Fish & Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on uninhabited islands in the Steward McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.

 

Benishek (MI) Amendment #30 to Frelinghuysen Amendment - Strikes the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local investments are required in Historic Preservation Grants.

 

Bishop (UT) Amendment #15 to Frelinghuysen Amendment (Revised) - Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal land using funds provided under this emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief.

 

Velázquez (NY) Amendment #54 to Frelinghuysen Amendment (Revised) - Increases the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purposes of repairing veterans’ cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 

Velázquez (NY) Amendment #54 to Frelinghuysen Amendment (Revised) - Increases the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purposes of repairing veterans’ cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy.