Federal - HR 2029

Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations

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Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (official title to be confirmed.)

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  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.191, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.190, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.192, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.189, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.188, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.187, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Jan. 8, 2016John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E23

  • Dec. 31, 2015Kennedy, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.705, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1847

  • Dec. 18, 2015Rubio, R-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.339, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015Deutch, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.703, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1829

  • Dec. 18, 2015Deutch, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.702, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1829

  • Dec. 18, 2015Deutch, D-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.701, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1829

  • Dec. 18, 2015Fincher, R-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.705, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H10696

  • Dec. 18, 2015Cuellar, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.705, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H10696

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H1, H2

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Became Public Law, PL 114-113, 129 Stat. 2242. Congressional Record p. D26

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H10715

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S8881

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Measure passed the Senate via motion to concur by roll call vote, 65-33. Congressional Record p. S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015Senate Vote 338 Fiscal 2016 Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders — Motion to Waive
    Wyden, D-Ore., motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Manchin, D-W.V., point of order against the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the bill. The House amendments would provide approximately $1.15 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2016 spending bills and would make more than a dozen expired or expiring tax provisions permanent and extend various others for either two or five years. Motion agreed to 73-25. Note: A three-fifths majority vote (60) of the total Senate is required to waive the Budget Act. Congressional Record p. S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Manchin, D-W.Va., point of order that the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the bill violates section 311(a)2(B) of the Congressional Budget Act, fell when the Wyden, D-Ore. motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act and applicable budget resolutions was agreed to. Congressional Record p. S8858-S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015Senate Vote 337 Fiscal 2016 Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders — Motion to Table
    McConnell, R-Ky, motion to table (kill) the first House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill. The first House amendment would provide approximately $1.15 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2016 spending bills. Motion rejected 31-67. Congressional Record p. S8858

  • Dec. 18, 2015Senate Vote 336 Fiscal 2016 Omnibus Appropriations — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide approximately $1.15 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2016 spending bills. The measure also would make more than a dozen expired or expiring tax provisions permanent and extend various others for either two or five years. Motion agreed to 72-26. Congressional Record p. S8858

  • Dec. 18, 2015Senate Vote 339 Fiscal 2016 Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders — Motion to Concur
    McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide $1.15 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2016 spending bills. Included in that total is: $21.8 billion for Agriculture; $55.7 billion for Commerce-Justice-Science; $572.7 billion for Defense, including $58.6 billion for overseas contingency operations associated with the war in Afghanistan and other counterterrorism operations such as the fight against the Islamic State; $37. 2 billion for Energy-Water; $23.2 billion for Financial Services; $41 billion for Homeland Security in addition to $160 million for overseas contingency operations and $6.7 billion in disaster relief funding; $32.2 billion for Interior-Environment; $162.1 billion for Labor-HHS-Education; $4.4 billion for the Legislative Branch; $79.9 billion for Military Construction-VA; $52.8 billion for State-Foreign Operations, including $14.9 billion in overseas contingency operations; and $57.6 billion for Transportation-HUD. The measure would end the U.S. ban on crude oil exports and would reauthorize health care and victim compensation programs for 9/11 first-responders. The measure would also make permanent more than a dozen expired or expiring tax provisions, including a modified research and development business tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the expansions to the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. The measure would also extend various other tax provisions for either two or five years, and delay for two years the 2.3 percent medical device tax and the so-called "Cadillac tax" under the 2010 health care law. Motion agreed to thus cleared for the president, 65-33. Note: A "yea" vote was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S8859

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Received in the Senate and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. S8881

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Measure passed the House via motion to concur, by roll call vote, 316-113. Congressional Record p. H10696

  • Dec. 18, 2015House Vote 705 FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations — Motion to Concur
    Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment that would provide $1.15 trillion in discretionary appropriations through Sept. 30, 2016 for federal departments and agencies covered by the fiscal 2016 spending bills. Included in that total is: $21.75 billion for Agriculture, $55.7 billion for Commerce-Justice-Science, $572.7 billion for Defense, $37.2 billion for Energy-Water, $23.2 billion for Financial Services, $41 billion for Homeland Security, $32.2 billion for Interior-Environment, $162.1 billion for Labor-HHS-Education, $4.4 billion for Legislative, $79.9 billion Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, $52.8 billion for State-Foreign Operations, and $114 billion for Transportation-HUD. The measure would end the U.S. ban on crude oil exports and would reauthorize health care and victim compensation programs for 9/11 first-responders. Motion agreed to 316-113. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H10696

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H10696

  • Dec. 18, 2015 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2938. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S8889

  • Dec. 17, 2015Kennedy, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.703, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1818

  • Dec. 17, 2015 — Rogers, R-Ky., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with House amendment no. 1, further proceedings postponed. Congressional Record p. H9434-H9676

  • Dec. 17, 2015House Vote 703 Tax Extenders — Motion to Concur
    Brady, R-Texas, motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment that would renew various expired tax provisions for the 2015 tax year, which would allow businesses and individuals to claim those tax breaks when filing their 2015 tax returns in the new year. It would extend a number of provisions for two years. Further, it would extend four provisions for five years, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the new markets tax credit. It would make the research and development, a financing exemption for business income earned overseas, certain charitable tax provisions, changes to the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit, and the American Opportunity Tax Credit permanent. It would place a two-year moratorium on the 2010 health care overhaul's medical device tax and would include IRS administrative provisions for the treatment of 501(c)4 social welfare organizations and program integrity initiatives for three refundable tax credits. Motion agreed to 318-109. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (285 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H9433

  • Dec. 17, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H9390-H9676

  • Dec. 17, 2015 — House rule, H Res 566, agreed to by roll call vote, 240-185. Congressional Record p. H9390

  • Dec. 17, 2015House Vote 702 Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 566) that would provide for House floor consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to HR 2029 with an amendment that would renew various expired individual and business tax provisions for the 2015 tax year and extend them for varying periods, and the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with an amendment that would fund the government for fiscal 2016. Adopted 240-185. Congressional Record p. H9390

  • Dec. 17, 2015House Vote 701 Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders — Previous Question
    Cole, R-Okla., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 566) that would provide for House floor consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to HR 2029 with an amendment that would renew various expired individual and business tax provisions for the 2015 tax year and extend them for varying periods, and the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, with an amendment that would fund the government for fiscal 2016. Adopted 244-177. Congressional Record p. H9389

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 566, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2029.

  • Dec. 16, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Dec. 16, 2015Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Dec. 16, 2015Draft bill text released by Rep. K. Brady, R-Texas

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill, and two additional amendments. Congressional Record p. H9372, H9373

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 9-2.

  • Dec. 16, 2015 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Dec. 4, 2015Draft bill text released by House Appropriations Committee.

  • Nov. 10, 2015Vitter, R-La., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.302, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015Heller, R-Nev., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.302, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015Senate Vote 302 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Passage
    Passage of the bill that, as amended, would provide $79.74 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Pentagon construction projects. As amended, the bill would give an additional $37.6 million to Air Force construction projects, $1.97 billion to VA Medical Services, and $30 million for Arlington National Cemetery. As further amended, the bill would increase the VA's prosthetic research funding by $9 million, require the VA to contract with a third party to study the link between combat service and suicide rates among service members and veterans. Further, the bill would bar funding to pay for the relocation or transfer of VA senior executives and prohibit the use of funds to create or maintain a patient record-keeping system other than those currently approved by the VA central office. Passed 93-0. Congressional Record p. S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment no. 2789 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to submit to Congress a report on wait times for medical appointments at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Senate Appropriations Committee-reported substitute amendment, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S7955

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Brown, D-Ohio, amendment no. 2801, to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the secretary of Veterans' Affairs to develop and publish recommendations and an implementation plan that would redistribute casework loads among VA counselors and would encourage more veterans with service-connected disabilities to participate in rehabilitation assistance programs, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7880-S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Boxer, D-Calif., amendment no. 2798 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would make available $5 million for a Department of Veterans' Affairs pilot program that would award grants to veterans service groups, both governmental and non-governmental, for the purpose of providing household items and other assistance to formerly homeless veterans moving into permanent housing, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Durbin, D-Ill., amendment no. 2794 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, to increase by $8.9 million the amount allocated for prosthetic research at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Bennet, D-Colo., amendment no. 2795 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary, in consultation with the Defense secretary, to contract with a third party to study the link between combat service and suicide rates and other mental health issues among service members and veterans, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment no. 2789 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to submit to Congress a report on wait times for medical appointments at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Collins, R-Maine, amendment no. 2788 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to submit a report to Congress on the use of social security numbers by the department and the secretary's plans to discontinue unnecessary use, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment no. 2786 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the comptroller general to submit to Congress a report on the Veterans Affairs Department's recruitment and retention of health care providers, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment no. 2787 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to submit to Congress a report on the Veterans Affairs Department's implementation of section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 in rural areas, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Toomey, R-Pa., amendment no. 2785 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would prohibit the use of funds made available by the Veterans Affairs Department title of the measure to carry out a 2013 Veterans Benefits Administration memorandum known as "Fast Letter 13-10" or to create or maintain a patient record-keeping system other than those currently approved by the VA central office in Washington, D.C, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment no. 2781 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to ensure that money appropriated to the Veterans Affairs Department for medical supplies and equipment are allocated to ensure provision of gender appropriate prosthetics, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment no. 2779 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment no. 2776 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Veterans Affairs secretary to submit a report to Congress on the provision of health care to veterans in Alaska through the use of non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment no. 2775 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report evaluating the Veterans Affairs Department's implementation of section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., for Moran, R-Kan., amendment no. 2774 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would bar funds appropriated by the measure for the Veterans Affairs Department from being used to carry out the Home Marketing Incentive Program or the Appraisal Value Offer Program with respect to senior executives of the department, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7878-S7879, S7880

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2764 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would clarify the term "congressional defense committees," withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7871-S7875, S7878-S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, as amended, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7871-S7875, S7878-S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7871-S7875, S7878-S7881

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2794 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7918, S7919

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2803 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918, S7933

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2802 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918, S7933

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont. (for S. Brown, D-Ohio), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2801 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7918, S7932-S7933

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2800 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918, S7932

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2799 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918, S7932

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont. (for Boxer, D-Calif.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2798 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7918, S7932

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Blunt, R-Mo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2797 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918, S7931-S7932

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — M. Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2795 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7918, S7919

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2793 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918-S7919

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2792 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918

  • Nov. 10, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2791 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7918

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill. for Heller, R-Nev., amendment no. 2766 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would bar funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the Veterans Affairs Department title of the bill from being used to transfer money from the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund to any other account in the U.S. Treasury, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7853

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Tester, D-Mont., for Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment no. 2772, to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would require the comptroller general to conduct random, periodic audits of the medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Integrated Service Networks to assess compliance with standards regarding veterans' timely access to hospital care, medical services and other health care from the department, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7853

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2764 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, that would clarify the term "congressional defense committees," pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7847-S7852, S7853

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7847-S7852, S7853

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7847-S7852, S7853

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2790 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7866

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2789. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7866

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2788 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7866

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2787 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7866

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2786 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7865-S7866

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2785 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7865

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2784 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7865

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2783. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7865

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2782 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7864-S7865

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2781 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2780 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7863, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2779 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862-S7863, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2778 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2777. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for L. Murkowski, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2776 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky. (for L. Murkowski, R-Alaska), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2775 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863-S7864

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Jerry Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2774 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2773. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2772 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — Jerry Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2771. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863

  • Nov. 9, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2770. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7862, S7863

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment no. 2764 to the Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7794

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., substitute amendment no. 2763, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S7793-S7794

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7786-S7844

  • Nov. 5, 2015Senate Vote 299 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Motion to Proceed
    McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the joint resolution that would provide $171.1 billion in FY 2016 appropriations to the Department of Defense for military construction, base closings and realignments, military family housing, and the U.S. share of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program. The bill would also provide appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans benefit and health care programs, administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. The bill includes $532 million on Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding that does not count against the discretionary spending cap. Motion agreed to 93-0. Congressional Record p. S7779-S7786

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2769. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7823, S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2768. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7823, S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2767. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7823, S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2766. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7823, S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2765 (2763). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S7823, S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2764 (2763). Congressional Record p. S7823, S7831-S7832

  • Nov. 5, 2015 — Kirk, R-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 2763. Congressional Record p. S7823-S7831

  • Oct. 1, 2015Senate Vote 273 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Cloture
    McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell motion to proceed to the bill that would provide $171.1 billion in fiscal 2016 for the Veterans Affairs Department, military construction and military housing, including $76.6 billion in discretionary spending. Motion rejected 50-44. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S7074

  • Oct. 1, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7062-S7066, S7066-S7075

  • Oct. 1, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • Sept. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to proceed to the bill (60 votes required), offered. Congressional Record p. S7014

  • Sept. 30, 2015 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S7014-S7043

  • May 21, 2015Draft bill text released by Senate Appropriations Committee.

  • May 21, 2015Draft bill text released by Senate Appropriations Committee.

  • May 21, 2015Draft bill text released by Senate Appropriations Committee.

  • May 21, 2015 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute by the Senate Appropriations Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 114-57Congressional Record p. S3236

  • May 18, 2015Yarmuth, D-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E737

  • May 18, 2015Yarmuth, D-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.192, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E737

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.192, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.191, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.189, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.188, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.187, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.186, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.185, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.184, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 15, 2015Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.190, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E725

  • May 4, 2015 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Congressional Record p. S2598

  • May 1, 2015Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.178, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E651

  • May 1, 2015Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.176, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E651

  • May 1, 2015DeFazio, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E643

  • May 1, 2015Wagner, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.193, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E641

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 193 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Passage
    Passage of the bill, as amended, that would provide $171.1 billion in fiscal 2016 for the Veterans Affairs department, military construction and military housing. It would provide $76.6 billion in discretionary spending, including $60.2 billion for veterans' health programs. The bill would provide $94.5 billion in mandatory spending for veterans' service-connected compensation, benefits and pensions. The total also includes $7.7 billion for military construction, including $1.4 billion for military family housing. The bill would provide $167.3 billion in advance appropriations for certain VA medical care accounts for fiscal 2017. Passed 255-163. Note: A "nay" vote was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H2710

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 192 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Recommit
    Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., motion to recommit the bill to the House Appropriations Committee with instructions to report back with an amendment that would to provide $15 million in additional funds for the Veterans Health Administration Medical Services account. The increase would be offset from the Departmental Administration General Administration account. Motion rejected 181-236. Congressional Record p. H2708-H2710

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 191 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Wage Requirements
    King, R-Iowa, amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to implement or enforce the prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act. Rejected 186-235. Congressional Record p. H2707-H2708

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 190 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Official Time
    Hice, R-Ga., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to pay a federal employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time for union activities. Rejected 190-232. Congressional Record p. H2707

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 189 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Contractor Disclosures
    Pocan, D-Wis., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to enter into a contract with any individual whose disclosures of a proceeding with a disposition in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) include the term "Fair Labor Standards Act." Rejected 186-237. Congressional Record p. H2706-H2707

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 188 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Medical Marijuana
    Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer or enforce the Veterans Health Administration directive that prohibits VA providers from seeking recommendations or opinions regarding a veteran's participation in a state marijuana program. Rejected 210-213. Congressional Record p. H2705-H2706

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 187 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Guantanamo Bay
    Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would strike a section in the bill that would prohibit funds from being used to house within the U.S. any Guantanamo Bay facility prisoners. Rejected 167-254. Congressional Record p. H2705

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 186 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Military Construction and OCO Funds
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would provide funding for military construction projects Defense-wide with the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds. Rejected 190-231. Congressional Record p. H2704-H2705

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 185 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Military Construction and OCO Funds
    Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would provide funding for military construction projects for the U.S. Air Force with the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds. Rejected 192-229. Congressional Record p. H2703-H2704

  • April 30, 2015House Vote 184 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Military Construction and OCO Funds
    Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment that would strike provisions in the bill that would provide funding for military construction projects for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds. Rejected 191-229. Congressional Record p. H2703

  • April 30, 2015 — Committee of the Whole amendment adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2708

  • April 30, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2702-H2710

  • April 29, 2015 — King, R-Iowa, amendment, to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements under what is commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2622-H2623

  • April 29, 2015 — Hice, R-Ga., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to pay a Federal employee for any period of time during which such employee is using official time as defined by law, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2621-H2622

  • April 29, 2015 — LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment, to transfer $5 million from Department of Veterans Affairs-Departmental Administration-General Administration to Department of Veterans Affairs-Departmental Administration-General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration for the purposes of reducing the VA backlog, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2620-H2621

  • April 29, 2015 — Farenthold, R-Texas, amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to pay the salary of any VA employee who received an unsatisfactory work performance review in the previous fiscal year, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2620

  • April 29, 2015 — Hill, R-Ark., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to carry out an new Key Renewable VA Energy Project under the Department's Green Management Programs, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2619

  • April 29, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to create or maintain any patient record-keeping system other than those currently approved by the Department of Veterans' Affairs Central Office in Washington, D.C., adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2618-H2619

  • April 29, 2015 — Byrne, R-Ala., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to move health care funds made available by the Choice Act to another Veterans' Affairs account, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2618

  • April 29, 2015 — Stivers, R-Ohio, amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to pay salaries of any VA employee who is a member of an Amputee Clinic Team who is not nationally accredited, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2617-H2618

  • April 29, 2015 — Roe, R-Tenn., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used pay an award or a bonus to any employee of the Office of Construction and Facilities Management of the Department of Veterans Affairs, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2617

  • April 29, 2015 — Hurd, R-Texas, amendment, to prohibit funds from being used in contravention of subtitle D of Title VIII of the fiscal 2015 NDAA, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2616-H2617

  • April 29, 2015 — Grayson, D-Fla., amendment no. 13, to prohibit funds from being used to award a contract to a company that has been convicted of, or is currently indicted/civilly charged for a range of crimes, or has delinquent taxes of more than $3,000 within a three year period of the offered contract, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2616

  • April 29, 2015 — Ratcliffe, R-Texas, amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to implement a new or additional Base Realignment and Closure round, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2615-H2616

  • April 29, 2015 — Pocan, D-Wis., amendment, to prohibit the use of funds to enter into a contract with any person whose disclosures of a proceeding with a disposition listed in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information system include the term "Fair Labor Standard Act," pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2614-H2615

  • April 29, 2015 — Noem, R-S.D., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to close any rural VA hospital in a high need area that is the subject of an Environmental Impact Study been designated as a national historic landmark, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2614

  • April 29, 2015 — Dent, R-Pa., point of order that the Pocan, D-Wis. amendment proposes to change existing law, sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. H2614

  • April 29, 2015 — Pocan, D-Wis., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to withhold any report of an inspector general from a member of Congress in any case where a member of Congress has requested that such report be provided, fell when the point of order was sustained. Congressional Record p. H2613-H2614

  • April 29, 2015 — Roe, R-Tenn., amendment no. 6, to reduce the "Department of Veterans Affairs-Departmental Administration-General Administration" by $1.5 million; and that no more than $4.4 million under that same heading may be used for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2612-H2613

  • April 29, 2015 — Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment, to prohibit funds from being used in contravention of subchapter III of chapter 20, Title 38 U.S. code as relates to homeless veterans training and outreach programs, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2612

  • April 29, 2015 — Rothfus, R-Pa., amendment 2, to prohibit funds from being used to award performance awards for employees of the Senior Executive Services, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2610-H2612

  • April 29, 2015 — Adams, D-N.C., amendment, to allow funds to be used for discretionary grants out of the General Operating Expenses-Veterans Administration, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2610

  • April 29, 2015 — Babin, R-Texas, amendment no. 1, to prohibit funds from being used to carry out the appraised value offer program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2609-H2610

  • April 29, 2015 — Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to implement, administer or enforce the Veterans Health Administration directive that prohibits VA providers from seeking recommendations or opinions regarding a veteran's participation in a state marijuana program, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2607-H2609

  • April 29, 2015 — Jolly, R-Fla., amendment, to prohibit funds from being used to carry out the closure or transfer of the United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2607

  • April 29, 2015 — Jackson Lee, D-Texas, amendment, to reduce the VA's Information Technology Services by $2 million and increase Veterans Health Administration medical services by the same amount adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2606-H2607

  • April 29, 2015 — Boustany, R-La., amendment, to prohibits funds from being used to pay bonuses or monetary awards to Veterans' Affairs personnel until certain requirements regarding the case backlog are met, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2605-H2606

  • April 29, 2015 — Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment, amendment to strike a section in the bill which would prohibit funds from being used to house any prisoner from Guantanamo Bay at a facility in the U.S., pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2604-H2605

  • April 29, 2015 — Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment, to strike the paragraph on page 62, line 23 under Title IV, which is the Overseas Contingency Operations-Department of Defense titled Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps titled Military Construction, Defense-Wide, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2603-H2604

  • April 29, 2015 — Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment, to strike the paragraph on page 62, line 115, under Title IV, which is the Overseas Contingency Operations-Department of Defense titled Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps entitled Military Construction, Air Force, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2603

  • April 29, 2015 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment, to strike the paragraph on page 62, line 6 under Title IV, which is the Overseas Contingency Operations-Department of Defense titled Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H2602

  • April 29, 2015 — Mulvaney, R-S.C., amendment, to strike page 62, line 3, which is Title IV, the Overseas Contingency Operations, Department of Defense, fell when the point of order was sustained. Congressional Record p. H2600-H2601

  • April 29, 2015 — Dent, R-Pa., point of order that the Mulvaney, R-S.C. amendment amends portions of the bill not yet read, sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. H2601

  • April 29, 2015 — Dent, R-Pa., point of order that the Benishek, R-Mich. amendment proposes to change existing law, sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. H2600

  • April 29, 2015 — Benishek, R-Mich., amendment, to insert section requiring the secretary of Veterans' Affairs to report to Congress the status of completion of each unfinished Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, fell when the point of order was sustained. Congressional Record p. H2599-H2600

  • April 29, 2015 — LaMalfa, R-Calif., amendment, to require the quarterly report to Congress from the Veterans Benefits Administration to also include the number of informal claims that are unprocessed, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2598

  • April 29, 2015 — Brownley, D-Calif., amendment, to strike the aggregate dollar amount under VA Construction, Major Projects and increase it to $1.143 billion, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2595-H2596

  • April 29, 2015 — Walberg, R-Mich., amendment, to reduce and then increase funding for the General Operating Expenses of the Veterans Benefits Administration by $5 million, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2594-H2595

  • April 29, 2015 — Ruiz, D-Calif., amendment, to redirect $5 million in funding within the General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration account, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2594

  • April 29, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment, to reduce funding for the Veterans' Affairs Departmental Administration by $3.2 million and increase the Information Technology Systems by a similar amount, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2593-H2594

  • April 29, 2015 — Sinema, D-Ariz., amendment, to reduce the Veterans' Affairs Departmental Administration by $50,000 and increases it by the same amount adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2593

  • April 29, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment, to reduce the Veterans' Affairs Departmental Administration by $8 million and increase it by the same amount, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2592-H2593

  • April 29, 2015 — Titus, D-Nev., amendment, to reduce then increase funds for the women's health center within the Veterans Health Administration by $500,000, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2592

  • April 29, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment, to reduce the Veterans' Affairs Department Administration by $8 million and increase it by the same amount, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2592-

  • April 29, 2015 — McNerney, D-Calif., amendment, to decrease various accounts within Veterans' Affairs Departmental Administration by $177.3 million collectively, and transfer the same amount to construction and major projects, rejected by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2591-H2592

  • April 29, 2015 — Dent, R-Pa., point of order that the Gosar, R-Ariz. amendment amends a portion of the bill not yet read, sustained by the Chair. Congressional Record p. H2590

  • April 29, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment, to increase Veterans' Health Administration funding by $2.31 million and decrease Departmental Administration funding by the same amount, fell when the point of order was sustained. Congressional Record p. H2589-H2590

  • April 29, 2015 — Stefanik, R-N.Y., amendment, to reduce then increase funds for acquisition, construction, installation and equipment by $30 million for activities and agencies of the Defense department, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2586-H2587

  • April 29, 2015House Vote 178 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Appropriations — Ruling of the Chair
    Dent, R-Pa., point of order that the Bishop, D-Ga., amendment addresses sections of the bill that have not yet been read, and is consequently out of order. The Bishop amendment would increase various spending levels in accounts within the Veterans Affairs department. Ruling of the chair sustained 237-180. Note: The Chair ruled that the amendment was not in order. Congressional Record p. H2585-H2586

  • April 29, 2015 — Bishop, D-Ga., amendment, to increase funding by $154,643,000 for medical services provided by the Veterans Health Administration; to increase funding by $69,691,000 for medical support and compliance; to increase funding by $105,132,000 for medical facilities; to increase funding by $10,000,000 for departmental administration; to increase funding by $95,000,000 for information technology systems; to increase funding by $582,000,000 for construction, major projects; and strike sections 233, 238, 240, and 241, fell when ruling of the Chair was sustained. Congressional Record p. H2583-H2586

  • April 29, 2015 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2574-H2623

  • April 29, 2015House Vote 176 Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA and Energy-Water Appropriations — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 223) that would provide for House floor consideration of the fiscal 2016 military construction and veterans affairs bill (HR 2029) and for consideration of the fiscal 2016 energy and water development bill (HR 2028). The rule also would "deem" as effective for House budget enforcement purposes the discretionary spending allocations in the fiscal 2016 budget resolution (H Con Res 27) that was adopted by the House in March. Adopted 240-186. Congressional Record p. H2514

  • April 28, 2015 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 223, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2029.

  • April 28, 2015Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • April 28, 2015 — House Rules Committee granted a modified-open rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2495, D455

  • April 28, 2015 — Rules Committee vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of Military Construction-VA and Energy-Water Appropriations Bills-Budget Resolution Force and Effect
    Rejected 2-8.

  • April 28, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Rules Committee.

    April 28, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of Military Construction-VA and Energy-Water Appropriations Bills — Vote to Report

    Provide a modified open rule for floor consideration of a $76.1 billion fiscal 2016 spending bill for Military Construction-VA and a $35.4 billion Energy-Water appropriations bill.

    The rule would provide one hour of debate for each bill. Under the rule, members could offer amendments that comply with House rules with time limits on amendment debate, according to the committee. The time limit for debate would be 10 minutes. The chairman and ranking member of the Appropriations Committee may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each.

    The rule would waive all points of order against consideration of the bill and its provisions and would waive points of order against provisions in each bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI, which bans appropriations bills from legislating.

    It would provides one motion to recommit each bill with or without instructions.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 8-2.

    April 28, 2015 — Committee Vote: Rule for Floor Consideration of Military Construction-VA and Energy-Water Appropriations Bills — Budget Resolution Force and Effect
    McGovern, D-Mass. —

    Amendment that would make in order an amendment by Jim McGovern, D-Mass., to strike the section of the rule that deems the provisions of the Republican budget resolution to have full force and effect.

    Rejected 2-8.
  • April 28, 2015 — Byrne, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 7. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 28, 2015 — Roe, R-Tenn., amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 6. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 28, 2015 — Ratcliffe, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 5. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 28, 2015 — Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 4. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 28, 2015 — S. King, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 3. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 28, 2015 — Rothfus, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 2. Congressional Record p. H2501

  • April 27, 2015 — Babin, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the House: amendment no 1. Congressional Record p. H2476

  • April 24, 2015 — Reported to the House as an original bill by the House Appropriations Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-92Congressional Record p. H2474

  • April 24, 2015 — Introduced as an original bill and placed on the Union Calendar. Congressional Record p. H2474

  • April 22, 2015 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Appropriations Committee.

  • April 15, 2015 — House Appropriations Committee, Military Construction-VA Subcommittee vote: Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Spending Bill-Vote to Approve
    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.

  • April 15, 2015 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

    April 15, 2015 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2016 Military Construction-VA Spending Bill — Vote to Approve

    Provide $76.6 billion in discretionary funds for military construction, the Veterans Affairs Department and related agencies, a $4.6 billion increase from the fiscal 2015 enacted level.

    Military Construction The bill would allocate $7.7 billion for military construction projects, including the construction, alteration, maintenance and operation of guard and reserve facilities, family housing and medical and educational facilities.

    It would include $1.4 billion for military family housing, $607 million for military medical facilities, $334 million for improvements at Defense department education facilities, $512 million for construction by the Guard and reserve components and $150 million for the NATO Security Investment Program.

    Overseas Contingency Operations The legislation would allocate the following additional funds for military construction projects outside of the United States from the overseas contingency operations account, provided Congress designates it as such under budget law:

    • $244 million for the Navy and Marine Corps.
    • $75 million for the Air Force.
    • $213 million defensewide.
    • The legislation would provide $30 million for advances to the Federal Highway Administration for the construction of access roads at Arlington National Cemetery.

      Veterans Affairs The legislation would provide $163.2 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs, including $68.7 billion in discretionary funds.

      The legislation also includes $63.3 billion in fiscal 2017 advance appropriations for VA medical services, facilities, support and compliance, equal to the president’s request. The bill includes $104 billion in advance appropriations for mandatory benefit programs, equal to the request.

      Related Agencies The legislation would provide $71 million for Arlington National Cemetery, $64.3 million for the Armed Forces Retirement Home and $32.1 million for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

      Policy Provisions The legislation would require the Defense secretary to notify Congress 30 days before any military exercise involving U.S. military personnel where construction expenses exceed $100,000.

      The bill would prohibit military construction funds from being used to alter or construct a military facility in the United States to house detainees currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba.

      The bill would encourage departments and agencies funded under it to expand their use of E-Commerce technology and procedures in conducting business and providing public services.

      Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.

  • April 13, 2015Draft bill text released by Rep. Dent, R-Pa., Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

  • March 4, 2015 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

  • March 3, 2015 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

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