H.R. 2892 Amendments: Amendments to H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010

H.R. 2892

Amendments to H.R. 2892 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010

Sponsor
Rep. David E. Price

Date
June 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.R. 2892 is being considered under a structured rule (H.Res. 573). Each amendment is debatable for ten minutes. The Rule also allows the chair to reduce vote lengths to two minutes and prohibits demands for a division of the question. Under the Rule, only the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee may make a motion to rise and motions to strike the last word are prohibited.

Following the Democrat's decision to shut down the amendment process, the Rules Committee made in order a maximum of 14 of the 91 amendments that were offered.

Nine amendments are made in order under the bill. Up to five additional amendments (from a pool of 14) may be offered by Rep. Flake (R-AZ) and Rep. Campbell (R-CA) or their designees. In short, the Democrats are allowing only up to 14 of the 91 amendments, many of which were designed to limit spending.

Background

Amendments Made in Order

 

Part A:  Manager's Amendment.

1) Rep. Price (D-NC):  The Manager's Amendment adjusts the funding level for a number of programs and adds three amendments that limit the use of funds in the bill.

•  Reduces funds for the Secretary of Homeland Security's executive management by $17 million, from $147 million to $130 million.

•  Reduces funds for the Office of the Under Secretary for Management by $5.9 million, from $268.7 million to $262.8 million.

•  Increases funds for U.S. Customs and Border Protection salaries and expenses by $4.9 million, from $7.576 billion to $7.581 billion.

•  Increases funds for State and local grant and assistance programs by $7 million, from $2.829 billion to $2.836 billion.

•  Increases funds for the Urban Area Security initiative by $3 million, from $887 million to $890 million.

•  Increases funds for Metropolitan Medical Response System by $4 million, from $40 million to $44 million.

•  Increases funds for Citizen Corps Program by $10 million, from $15 million to $25 million.

•  Increases funds for certain Firefighter Assistance Grants by $10 million, from $380 million to $390 million.

•  States that none of the funds in bill may be used to close or transfer the operations of FEMA's Florida Long Term Recovery office in Orlando, FL.

•  States that none of the funds in bill may be used for first-class travel by agency employees.

•  States that none of the funds in bill may be used to impose any negative personnel actions against an employee for using protective equipment, such as surgical masks or gloves.

Part B:  Amendments made in order under the bill, which must be offered at the appropriate point in the reading of the bill.

1) Rep. Bilirakis (R-FL)Increases funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) salaries and expenses by $1.7 million and decreases funds for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management by the same ammount.  The additional ICE funds would be used for the Visa Security Program.

2) Rep. Duncan (R-TN) Maintains FY 2009 funding ($819 million) for the Federal Air Marshals.  The funding would increase to $860 million under the bill.

3) Rep. King (R-IA)Decreases and increases funds for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by $1 million in order to direct the funds toward removing lookout posts along the U.S. and Mexico border.

4) Rep. King (R-IA)Prohibits funds in the bill from being used to employ any undocumented illegal workers, as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

5) Rep. Lewis (R-CA)Reduces funds for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management by $6 million; reduces funds for the Under Secretary for Management by $14 million; reduces funds for the Chief Financial Officer by $3 million; and reduces funds for the Chief Information Officer by $18 million.   The bill increases funding for the CPB by $34 million to fund 200 additional Border Patrol agents.

6) Rep. Neugebauer (R-TX)Reduces the overall spending in the bill by $2.755 billion through a number of reductions.  Many of the reductions reflect sums that these agencies received from the "stimulus" bill.

•  Reduces funding the Office of Under Secretary for Management by $200 million.

•  Reduces funding for the Office of Inspector General by $5 million.

•  Reduces funding for CPB salaries and expenses by $160 million.

•  Reduces funding for CPB fencing and technology by $100 million.

•  Reduces funding for CPB facilities management by $420 million.

•  Reduces funding for ICE technology and automation modernization by $20 million.

•  Reduces funding for TSA Aviation Security by $1 billion.

•  Reduces funding for Coast Guard Acquisition and Construction by $98 million.

•  Reduces funding for FEMA's State and local grant and assistance programs by $300 million.

•  Reduces funding for FEMA's Firefighter Assistance Grants by $210 million.

•  Reduces funding for FEMA's Emergency Food and Shelter program by $100 million.

7) Rep. Poe (R-TX)Increases funds for the National Predisaster Mitigation Fund by $32 million and reduces funds for FEMA's Management and Administration by $32 million.

8) Rep. King (R-NY)Increase funding for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's research, development, and operations by $50 million, from $326 million to $376 million.  Reduces funds for the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management by $5 million and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management by $45 million.

Part C:  Up to four of the following 11 amendments may be offered by Rep. Flake or his designee.

1) Rep. Flake (R-AZ):  Strikes $800,000 in earmarked funds for Global Solar in Arizona, for portable solar charging rechargeable battery systems, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

2) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Strikes $10 million in earmarked funds for the National Institute for Hometown Security in Kentucky, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

3) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Strikes $1 million in earmarked funds for the Long Island Forum for Technology in New York for a homeland security research, development, and manufacturing pilot program, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

 

4) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the City of Kannapolis, North Carolina, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation Fund.

 

5) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the Harris County Flood Control District in Texas, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation Fund.

 

6) Rep. Flake (R-AZ):  Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the City of Los Angeles, California, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation Fund.

 

7) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the City of Emeryville, California, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation Fund.

 

8) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the Town of Shelter Island, New York, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation fund.

 

9) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits funds from being used for an earmark for the Orange County Fire Authority, California, from FEMA's National Predisaster Mitigation fund.

 

10) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Strikes every earmark for emergency operations centers through FEMA's State and Local Programs account.

 

11) Rep. Flake (R-AZ)Prohibits $1 million in earmarked funds for SEARCH, Sacramento, California, for interoperable communications, technical assistance and outreach programs, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

 

Part D:  One of the following three amendments may be offered by Rep. Campbell or his designee.

 

1) Rep. Campbell (R-CA)Strikes $1 million in earmarked funds for SEARCH, Sacramento, California, for interoperable communications, technical assistance and outreach programs, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

 

2) Rep. Campbell (R-CA):  Prohibits $800,000 in earmarked funds for Global Solar in Arizona, for portable solar charging rechargeable battery systems, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.

 

3) Rep. Campbell (R-CA):  Prohibits $3.5 million in funds for the Cyber Security Test Bed and Evaluation Center, and reduces the overall amount of the appropriation by the same amount.