Federal - HR 2810

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization

Introduced

June 7, 2017

Description

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

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  • Dec. 12, 2017 — Became Public Law, PL 115-91, 131 Stat. 1283. Congressional Record p. D1324

  • Dec. 12, 2017 — Signed by the president.

  • Dec. 12, 2017Signing Message issued by Donald Trump.

  • Dec. 7, 2017Grijalva, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.631, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1675

  • Nov. 30, 2017 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H9567

  • Nov. 30, 2017 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7559

  • Nov. 21, 2017Pocan, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.631, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1594

  • Nov. 21, 2017Pocan, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.627, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1594

  • Nov. 21, 2017Pocan, D-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.626, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1594

  • Nov. 16, 2017Visclosky, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.627, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1579

  • Nov. 16, 2017Visclosky, D-Ind., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.626, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1579

  • Nov. 16, 2017 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S7278

  • Nov. 16, 2017 — Conference report agreed to in the Senate by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S7278

  • Nov. 16, 2017 — Conference report considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S7276-S7278

  • Nov. 14, 2017McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.631, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9239

  • Nov. 14, 2017McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.627, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9239

  • Nov. 14, 2017McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.626, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H9239

  • Nov. 14, 2017Holding, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.627, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H9199

  • Nov. 14, 2017House Vote 631 Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization — Conference Report
    Adoption of the conference report on the bill that would authorize $692.1 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $65.7 billion for overseas operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and for the general war on terror. It would authorize $241.2 billion for operations and maintenance; $146.2 billion for military personnel; 10.7 billion for military construction and family housing; $15 billion for ballistic-missile defense; and $33.9 billion for defense health care programs, including $396 million from the overseas operations account. It would prohibit the use of funds for a new round of base closures. It would authorize $8 billion for various cybersecurity programs, would require the president to develop a national policy for the United States related to cybersecurity and would withhold certain funds made available for White House staff until the president would submit such national policy to Congress. The bill would authorize a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel. It would prohibit detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from being transferred to U.S. soil, and would prohibit the closing of the main base and detention facility at Guantanamo. It would extend, through 2018, the authority for several bonus and special payments for military members. Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 356-70. Congressional Record p. H9238-H9239

  • Nov. 14, 2017 — Conference report considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H9200-H9209, H9238-H9239

  • Nov. 14, 2017House Vote 627 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and Flood Insurance Reauthorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 616) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $692.1 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2018. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2874) that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through fiscal 2022 and would modify several aspects of the program. The rule would require the House clerk to not transmit to the Senate a message that the House has adopted the conference report to accompany the Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization (HR 2810) until the House receives a message from the Senate that the Senate has passed a bill (HR 4374), without amendment, that would authorize the Food and Drug Administration to expedite consideration of certain medical products at the Pentagon's request. Adopted 233-187. Congressional Record p. H9198-H9199

  • Nov. 14, 2017House Vote 626 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and Flood Insurance Reauthorization — Previous Question
    Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 616) that would provide for House floor consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $692.1 billion for defense programs in fiscal 2018. It would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2874) that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program through fiscal 2022 and would modify several aspects of the program. Motion agreed to 234-189. Congressional Record p. H9197-H9198

  • Nov. 13, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 616, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2810.

  • Nov. 13, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a closed rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill. Congressional Record p. H9166

  • Nov. 13, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • Nov. 9, 2017Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • Nov. 9, 2017 — Conference report filed in the House. H Rept 115-404Congressional Record p. H8679, H8694

  • Nov. 7, 2017Eshoo, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1528

  • Nov. 7, 2017Eshoo, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1528

  • Oct. 31, 2017Long, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1456

  • Oct. 31, 2017Long, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1456

  • Oct. 25, 2017Lawrence, D-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1430

  • Oct. 25, 2017Lawrence, D-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1430

  • Oct. 24, 2017M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1407

  • Oct. 24, 2017M. Thompson, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1407

  • Oct. 23, 2017Palazzo, R-Miss., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1401

  • Oct. 23, 2017Palazzo, R-Miss., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1401

  • Oct. 19, 2017 — The presiding officer announced the removal of Walden, R-Ore., as a conferee on the bill and appointed Shimkus, R-Ill. to fill the vacancy. Congressional Record p. H8039

  • Oct. 17, 2017 — Senate conferees named: McCain, R-Ariz., Inhofe, R-Okla., Wicker, R-Miss., Fischer, R-Neb., Cotton, R-Ark., Rounds, R-S.D., Ernst, R-Iowa, Tillis, R-N.C., Sullivan, R-Alaska, Perdue, R-Ga., Cruz, R-Texas, Graham, R-S.C., Sasse, R-Neb., Strange, R-Ala., Reed, D-R.I., Nelson, D-Fla., McCaskill, D-Mo., Shaheen, D-N.H., Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Blumenthal, D-Conn., Donnelly, D-Ind., Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kaine, D-Va., King, I-Maine, Heinrich, D-N.M., Warren, D-Mass., Peters, D-Mich. Congressional Record p. S6424

  • Oct. 17, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion that the Senate insist on its amendment to the bill, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and appoint conferees, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S6424

  • Oct. 17, 2017 — House message to accompany the bill considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6424

  • Oct. 16, 2017Huffman, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.565, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1380-E1381

  • Oct. 16, 2017Huffman, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.564, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1380-E1381

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.378, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.377, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.376, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.375, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.374, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.373, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.372, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.371, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.370, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.369, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.368, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.367, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.366, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.365, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.364, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.360, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.358, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.357, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.356, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.355, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.354, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.348, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017Scalise, R-La., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1363-E1364

  • Oct. 12, 2017 — House conferees named; Reps. Thornberry, R-Texas; Wilson, R-S.C.; LoBiondo, R-N.J.; Bishop, R-Utah; Turner, R-Ohio; Rogers, R-Ala.; Franks, Ariz.; Shuster, R-Pa.; Conaway, R-Texas; Lamborn, R-Colo.; Whittman, R-Va.; Coffman, R-Colo.; Hartzler, R-Mo.;Austin Scott, R-Ga.; Knight, R-Calif.; Stefanik, R-N.Y.; Cook, R-Calif.; Bacon, R-Neb.; Smith, D-Wash.; Brady, D-Pa.; Davis, D-Calif.; Langevin, D-R.I.; Larsen, D-Wash.; Bordallo, D-Guam; Cooper, D-Tenn.; Courtney, D-Conn.; Garamendi, D-Calif.; Tsongas, D-Mass.; Speier, D-Calif.; Veasey, D-Texas; Gabbard, D-Hawaii; Nunez, R-Calif.; Stewart, R-Utah; Schiff, D-Calif.; Johnson, R-Ohio Bergman, R-Mich. Yarmuth, D-Ky.; Foxx, R-N.C.; Byrne, R-Ala.; Scott, D-Va.; Walden, R-Ore.; Barton, R-Texas; Pallone, D-N.J.; Barr, R-Ky.; Williams, R-Texas; Water, D-Calif.; Royce, R-Calif; Donovan, R-N.Y; Engel, D-N.Y.; Goodlatte, R-Va.; Issa, R-Calif.; Conyers, D-Mich.; Westerman, R-Ark. Cheney, R-Wyo. Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Meadows, R-N.C.; Ross, R-Fla.; Lynch, D-Mass.; Smith, Texas; Lucus, R-Okla.; Johnson, D-Texas; Chabot, R-Ohio; Kelly, R-Miss.; Velazquez, D-N.Y.; Graves, R-Mo.; Hunter, R-Calif; Bustos, D-Ill.; Roe, R-Tenn.; Bilirakis, R-Fla; Walz, D-Minn.; Tiberi, R-Ohio; Walorski, R-Ind.; Neal, D-Mass. Congressional Record p. H8012

  • Oct. 12, 2017House Vote 565 Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization — Motion to Close
    Thornberry, R-Texas, motion that the meetings of the conference between the House and the Senate on the bill may be closed to the public at such times as classified national security information may be discussed, provided that any sitting member of Congress shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the conference. Motion agreed to 414-8. Congressional Record p. H8009-H8010

  • Oct. 12, 2017House Vote 564 Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization — Motion to Instruct
    Langevin, D-R.I., motion to instruct House conferees to disagree with subsection (c) of section 336 of the Senate amendment to the bill, to recede from section 1064 of the House bill and to disagree with section 1087 of the Senate amendment to the bill. Motion rejected 184-237. Congressional Record p. H8004-H8009

  • Oct. 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, motion that the House disagree with the Senate amendment to the bill and to request a conference with Senate, agreed to unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H8004

  • Sept. 19, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., for McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 545 to the McCain amendment no. 1003, adopted by unanimous consent. (McConnell, R-Ky., sought and received unanimous consent that, notwithstanding the passage of the bill, the amendment no. 545 be adopted.) Congressional Record p. S5867

  • Sept. 18, 2017Menendez, D-N.J., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.199, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5800

  • Sept. 18, 2017Menendez, D-N.J., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.198, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5800

  • Sept. 18, 2017Rubio, R-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.199, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5796

  • Sept. 18, 2017Rubio, R-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.198, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5785

  • Sept. 18, 2017Senate Vote 199 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill, as amended, that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. Passed 89-8. Congressional Record p. S5796

  • Sept. 18, 2017Senate Vote 198 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill, as amended, that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding. Motion agreed to 90-7. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5776-S5785

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., for McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 545, to McCain substitute amendment no. 1003, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S5776-S5785

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., substitute amendment no. 1003, as modified, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5776-S5785

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5776-S5796

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I. (for Durbin, D-Ill.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1100. Congressional Record p. S5806, S5810

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1099 (544). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5806, S5810

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1098 (1072). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5806, S5810

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1097 (930). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5806, S5810

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for L. Graham, R-S.C.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1096. Congressional Record p. S5806, S5809-S5810

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1095. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5806, S5809

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I. (for Cortez Masto, D-Nev.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1094. Congressional Record p. S5806, S5809

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1093. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5806, S5809

  • Sept. 18, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1092 (993). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5805-S5806, S5806-S5809

  • Sept. 14, 2017Menendez, D-N.J., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5739

  • Sept. 14, 2017Nelson, D-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5739

  • Sept. 14, 2017Nelson, D-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.195, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5739

  • Sept. 14, 2017Toomey, R-Pa., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5732

  • Sept. 14, 2017Rubio, R-Fla., Senate speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.197, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. S5732

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5712-S5727, S5731-S5738

  • Sept. 14, 2017Senate Vote 197 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., substitute amendment no. 1003, as modified, that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. Motion agreed to 84-9. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5712-S5727, S5731-S5732

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., for McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 545, to the McCain substitute amendment no. 1003, as modified, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5712-S5727, S5731-S5738

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — McCain, R-Ky., substitute amendment no. 1003, as modified, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5712-S5727, S5731-S5738

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5712-S5727, S5731-S5738

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1057 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749-S5750

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1073 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5762

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1070 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5761

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1071 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5761-S5762

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1087. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5768

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1068 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5760-S5761

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1072 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5762

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1069 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5761

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1086 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767-S5768

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1067 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5760

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1084 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Corker, R-Tenn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1085 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1066 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5760

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1083 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1065. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5760

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1074 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5762-S5763

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1075 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5763-S5765

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1090. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5769

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Kaine, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1089. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5768-S5769

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1063 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5759-S5760

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1064. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5760

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1088. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5768

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1062. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5753-S5759

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1080 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5766

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1061. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5753

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1079 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5766

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1060 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5750-S5753

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1077 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5766

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Corker, R-Tenn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1058 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5750

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1078 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5766

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1059 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5750

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1076 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5765

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1082 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767

  • Sept. 14, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1081 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5749, S5767

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5474

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1003 (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5474

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., for McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 545, to the McCain amendment no. 1003, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5259-S5474

  • Sept. 13, 2017Senate Vote 195 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Motion to Table
    Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table (kill) the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment no. 871 to the McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1003 to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq. Motion agreed to 61-36. Congressional Record p. S5258-S5259

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment no. 871, to the McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1003, that would would sunset the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force six months following enactment of the bill, tabled by roll call vote, 61-36. Congressional Record p. S5253-S5259

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment no. 1003, as modified, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S5253-S5474

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S5253-S5474

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S5245-S5253

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1052 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5701

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1045. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5698-S5699

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1044. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5698

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1051 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5700-S5701

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1043 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5697-S5698

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — T. Scott, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1050 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5700

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1042 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5697

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1056 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5702-S5706

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1049 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5700

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1055 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5701-S5702

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1048 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5700

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1054. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5701

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1047 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5699-S5700

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1053. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5487, S5701

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1046 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5699

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1035 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1034 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1033 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1041 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5697

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Isakson, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1032 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5695-S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1031. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5695

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1039 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696-S5697

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1038 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1037 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1029. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5682

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1036 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5696

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1028 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5682

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1020. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5678-S5679

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1027 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5681

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1019. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5678

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1026 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5681

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1018. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677-S5678

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1025 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5680-S5681

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1017. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1016 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1024 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5679-S5680

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1015 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1023 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5679

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1022. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5679

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1021. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5679

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1011 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5676-S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1010 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5676

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Sasse, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1009 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5674-S5676

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1002. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5485, S5487

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1008. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5674

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1007. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5674

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1006 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5485-S5486, 5672-S5674

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1005. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5485, S5671

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1004. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5485, S5671

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1003. Congressional Record p. S5485, S5487-S5671

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1014 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1013 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1012 (1003). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5486, S5677

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5192-S5196, S5198-S5210

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 991. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5235

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 990. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5234-S5235

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 968. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 967. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 966. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 965. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 964. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 995. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5239

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 963. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 994. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5239

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 962. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5226-S5227

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 961. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5226

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 993. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5235-S5238

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 960. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5226

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 959. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5226

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 984. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5233

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 983. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5233

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 958. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225-S5226

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 957. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 956. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 989. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5234

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 955. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 954. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 988. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5234

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 953. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 987. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5234

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 952. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 986. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5234

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 951. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 985. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5233-S5234

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 978. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5231

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 949. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5222-S5224

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 948. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5222

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 947. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5222

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 946. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5222

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 945. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5221-S5222

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 944. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5221

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 982. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5232-S5233

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 981. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5232

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 980. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5232

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 979. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5231-S5232

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — G. Peters, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 950. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5224-S5225

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Isakson, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 942. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5221

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 998. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5240

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 997. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5239-S5240

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 941. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5221

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 996. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5239

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 940. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5220-S5221

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 976. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5231

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 975. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5230-S5231

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 974. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5230

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 973. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5229

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1001. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5240

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 972. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5229

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 1000. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5240

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 971. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5228-S5229

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 970. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5228

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Isakson, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 943. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5219, S5221

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 999. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5240

  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Risch, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 969. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5220, S5227-S5228

  • Sept. 11, 2017Senate Vote 193 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Cloture
    Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would provide funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2018. Motion agreed to 89-3. Note: Three-fifths of the total Senate (60) is required to invoke cloture. Congressional Record p. S5086-S5091

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending. Congressional Record p. S5086-S5092

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 893. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 922. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5147

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 892. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 891. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 921. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5147

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 890. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 867. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5121-S5122

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 920. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5146-S5147

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 889. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 866. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5121

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 865. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5121

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 919. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5146

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 864. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5120-S5121

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 863. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5120

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 918. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5146

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 862. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5120

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 861. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116-S5117, S5120

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Schumer, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 860. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5119-S5120

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 939. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5163

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 897. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5139

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 896. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5138-S5139

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 895. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5138

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Manchin, D-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 894. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5138

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 917. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5146

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 885. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 884. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 916. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5146

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 883. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 859. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5119

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Kaine, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 915. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5145-S5146

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 882. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5135-S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 858. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5119

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 938. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5163

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 914. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5145

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 881. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5135

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 857. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5118-S5119

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 913. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5145

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 856. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5118

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 912. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5145

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 855. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5116, S5118

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 934. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5162

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 888. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5137

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 887. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 886. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5136

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 910. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5143

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 933. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5154-S5162

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 909. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5142-S5143

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Murkowski, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 908. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5142

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 932. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5153-S5154

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 907. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5141-S5142

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 931. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5153

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 906. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5141

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 880. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5135

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 930. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5152-S5153

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 905. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5141

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 879. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5135

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 929. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5151-S5152

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 878. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5134-S5135

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 877. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5134

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 928. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5151

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 876. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5134

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 875. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5125-S5134

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 874. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5125

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 911. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5143-S5145

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 902. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5140

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 901. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5140

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 927. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5151

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 900. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5140

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 926. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5148-S5151

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 899. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5140

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 873. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5125

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 925. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5118, S5148

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 898. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5139-S5140

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 872. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5123-S5125

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 924. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5147-S5148

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 871. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5123

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz. (for Rubio, R-Fla.), amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 923. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5147

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 870. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5123

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 869. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5123

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 868. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5122-S5123

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 904. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5141

  • Sept. 11, 2017 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 903. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5117, S5140-S5141

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the motion to proceed to the bill (60 votes required), pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5083

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S5038

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 854. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5074-S5076

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 853. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5073-S5074

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 852. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5073

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 851. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5073

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 850. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5073

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Kaine, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 849. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5072-S5073

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 848. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5071-S5072

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 847. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5071

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 846. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5071

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 845. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5071

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 844. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5071

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 843. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5063, S5070-S5071

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 842. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5070

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 841. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5070

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 840. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5070

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 839. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5070

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 838. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069-S5070

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 837. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 836. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 835. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 834. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 833. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 832. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 831. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5068-S5069

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 829. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5068

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 828. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5068

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Stabenow, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 827. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5068

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 826. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5068

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 825. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5066-S5068

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 824. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5066

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 823. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5066

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 822. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5065-S5066

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 821. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5065

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 820. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5065

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 819. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5064-S5065

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 815. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 814. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 813. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — L. Graham, R-S.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 812. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 811. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 7, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 810. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5062, S5063

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 806. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5012-S5013

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 805. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5012

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Fischer, R-Neb., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 804. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5012

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 803. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5011-S5012

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 802. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5011

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 801. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5010-S5011

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 800. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5010

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 799. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5009-S5010

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 798. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5009

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — G. Peters, D-Mich., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 797. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5009

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 796. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5009

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 795. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5008-S5009

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 794. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5008

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 793. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5007, S5008

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 792. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5006, S5007-S5008

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 791. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5006, S5007

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 790. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5006, S5007

  • Sept. 6, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 789. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S5006, S5007

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 782. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4944

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 774. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 783. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4944

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 775. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 784. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4944

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 776. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 785. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4944

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 777. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4943

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 786. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4944

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 778. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4943

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 779. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4943

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 788. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4946

  • Sept. 5, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 780. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4942, S4943

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 770. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4889

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 768. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4887-S4888

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 766. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4887

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 765. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4886-S4887

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 764. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4886

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 763. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4886

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 762. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4886

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 761. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4886

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 760. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4885-S4886

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 759. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4885

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 758. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4885

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 757. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4885

  • Aug. 3, 2017 — Van Hollen, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 756. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4883, S4885

  • Aug. 2, 2017 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 748. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4776, S4777

  • Aug. 2, 2017 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 747. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4776-S4777

  • Aug. 2, 2017 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 750. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4776, S4778

  • July 31, 2017 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 740. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622, S4626

  • July 31, 2017 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 739. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622, S4626

  • July 31, 2017 — Barrasso, R-Wyo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 738. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622, S4626

  • July 31, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 737. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622, S4626

  • July 31, 2017 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 736. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622, S4625

  • July 31, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 735. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622-S4625

  • July 31, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 734. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4622

  • July 27, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 514. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4524

  • July 27, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 513. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4524

  • July 27, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 512. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4524

  • July 27, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 554. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4532-S4533

  • July 27, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 508. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4523

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 553. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4532

  • July 27, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 552. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4532

  • July 27, 2017 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 569. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Sullivan, R-Alaska, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 511. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4523-S4524

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 492. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4477-S4478

  • July 27, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 556. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4533

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 510. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4523

  • July 27, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 555. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4533

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 509. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4523

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 564. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 588. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4555-S4556

  • July 27, 2017 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 568. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 567. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 566. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 565. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 506. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4519-S4521

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 507. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4521-S4523

  • July 27, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 562. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4535

  • July 27, 2017 — Hatch, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 561. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4535

  • July 27, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 560. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4534-S4535

  • July 27, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 563. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4535

  • July 27, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 559. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4534

  • July 27, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 558. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4534

  • July 27, 2017 — Gardner, R-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 557. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4533-S4534

  • July 27, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 589. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4556-S4559

  • July 27, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 591. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4559

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 584. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4540

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 583. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4540

  • July 27, 2017 — T. Young, R-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 585. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4340-S4541

  • July 27, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 545. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4531

  • July 27, 2017 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 544. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4531

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 578. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4539

  • July 27, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 577. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4539

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 580. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4539-S4540

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 579. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4539

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 582. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4540

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 581. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4540

  • July 27, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 574. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4538

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 575. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4538-S4539

  • July 27, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 576. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4539

  • July 27, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 539. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4530

  • July 27, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 538. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4529-S4530

  • July 27, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 542. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4530-S4531

  • July 27, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 541. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4530

  • July 27, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 540. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4530

  • July 27, 2017 — Cruz, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 537. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4529

  • July 27, 2017 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 571. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4537

  • July 27, 2017 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 570. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4536-S4537

  • July 27, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 573. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4538

  • July 27, 2017 — Menendez, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 572. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4537-S4538

  • July 27, 2017 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 536. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4528-S4529

  • July 27, 2017 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 535. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4528

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 531. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4528

  • July 27, 2017 — McCaskill, D-Mo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 530. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4527-S4528

  • July 27, 2017 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 534. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4528

  • July 27, 2017 — Capito, R-W.Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 533. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4528

  • July 27, 2017 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 529. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4527

  • July 27, 2017 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 528. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4527

  • July 27, 2017 — Leahy, D-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 527. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4527

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 524. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4526

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 523. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4526

  • July 27, 2017 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 526. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4527

  • July 27, 2017 — Whitehouse, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 525. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4526-S4527

  • July 27, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 498. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435-S4436, S4505-S4513

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 522. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4525-S4526

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 521. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4525

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Collins, R-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 520. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4525

  • July 27, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 516. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4524

  • July 27, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 497. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4505

  • July 27, 2017 — Wicker, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 496. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4505

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 519. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4525

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 518. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4525

  • July 27, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 517. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4436, S4524-S4525

  • July 27, 2017 — Thune, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 495. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4479-S4505

  • July 27, 2017 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 494. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4479

  • July 27, 2017 — Daines, R-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 493. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4478-S4479

  • July 27, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 594. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4560

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 595. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4560-S4561

  • July 27, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 596. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4561

  • July 27, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 597. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4561

  • July 27, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 598. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4561

  • July 27, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 599. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4561

  • July 27, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 600. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4561-S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 601. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437-S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 593. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4559-S4560

  • July 27, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 602. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 603. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — A. King, I-Maine, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 604. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — Durbin, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 592. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4437, S4559

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 605. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 606. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 607. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4562-S4563

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 608. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4563

  • July 27, 2017 — McCain, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 609. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4563

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 610. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4563

  • July 27, 2017 — Hirono, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 611. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4563

  • July 27, 2017 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 612. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4563-S4564

  • July 27, 2017 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 613. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4564

  • July 27, 2017 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 614. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4564-S4565

  • July 27, 2017 — Cortez Masto, D-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 615. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4565

  • July 27, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 621. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4568

  • July 27, 2017 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 622. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4568

  • July 27, 2017 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 623. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4568-S4569

  • July 27, 2017 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 624. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4569

  • July 27, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 625. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4569

  • July 27, 2017 — Sanders, I-Vt., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 626. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4569

  • July 27, 2017 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 632. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4570

  • July 27, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 633. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4570

  • July 27, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 634. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4570

  • July 27, 2017 — Kaine, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 635. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4570

  • July 27, 2017 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 636. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4571

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 637. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4571

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 638. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4571

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 639. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4571-S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 640. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 641. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 642. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 643. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Heller, R-Nev., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 644. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4572

  • July 27, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 650. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4573-S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 651. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 652. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 653. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Wyden, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 654. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 655. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4574

  • July 27, 2017 — Klobuchar, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 656. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4438, S4575-S4577

  • July 27, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 658. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4577

  • July 27, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 659. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4577

  • July 27, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 660. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4577

  • July 27, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 661. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4577

  • July 27, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 662. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4577-S4578

  • July 27, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 663. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4578

  • July 27, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 664. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4578-S4579

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 665. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4579

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 666. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4579

  • July 27, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 669. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4580

  • July 27, 2017 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 670. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4580

  • July 27, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 671. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4580

  • July 27, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 672. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4581-S4582

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 673. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4582-S4583

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 674. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4583

  • July 27, 2017 — Merkley, D-Ore., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 675. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4583-S4584

  • July 27, 2017 — Casey, D-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 676. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4584-S4585

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 677. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4585

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 678. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4585

  • July 27, 2017 — Markey, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 679. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4585

  • July 27, 2017 — Boozman, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 680. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4585

  • July 27, 2017 — R. Johnson, R-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 681. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4585-S4586

  • July 27, 2017 — Perdue, R-Ga., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 682. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4586

  • July 27, 2017 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 683. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4586

  • July 27, 2017 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 684. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4586-S4587

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 685. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4587

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 686. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4587

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 687. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4587

  • July 27, 2017 — Warner, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 490. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4475

  • July 27, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 489. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4475

  • July 27, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 488. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4474-S4475

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 491. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4475-S4477

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 459. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4464-S4465

  • July 27, 2017 — Tillis, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 458. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4464

  • July 27, 2017 — Burr, R-N.C., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 457. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4464

  • July 27, 2017 — Cotton, R-Ark., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 456. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4464

  • July 27, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 462. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4465-S4466

  • July 27, 2017 — Carper, D-Del., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 487. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4474

  • July 27, 2017 — Cantwell, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 461. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4465

  • July 27, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 460. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4465

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 455. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4462-S4464

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 486. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4474

  • July 27, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 481. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4473

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 454. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4462

  • July 27, 2017 — Udall, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 480. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4473

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 453. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4462

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 485. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4474

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 484. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4473-S4474

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 483. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4473

  • July 27, 2017 — Cardin, D-Md., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 482. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4473

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 449. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4459

  • July 27, 2017 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 448. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4458-S4459

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 452. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4462

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 451. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4459-S4462

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 450. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4459

  • July 27, 2017 — Heitkamp, D-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 479. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4472-S4473

  • July 27, 2017 — Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 478. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4471-S4472

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 470. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4469

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 469. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4468-S4469

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 468. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4467-S4468

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 464. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4466-S4467

  • July 27, 2017 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 463. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4466

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 467. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4467

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 466. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4467

  • July 27, 2017 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 465. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4435, S4467

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 396. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4441

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 428. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4455

  • July 27, 2017 — S. Brown, D-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 427. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4455

  • July 27, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 395. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4441

  • July 27, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 394. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4440-S4441

  • July 27, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 393. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4440

  • July 27, 2017 — Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 392. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4440

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 423. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4452-S4453

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 426. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4454-S4455

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 425. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4454

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 424. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4453-S4454

  • July 27, 2017 — McCaskill, D-Mo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 422. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4452

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 410. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4444-S4449

  • July 27, 2017 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 412. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4449

  • July 27, 2017 — Paul, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 411. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4449

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 439. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4457

  • July 27, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 438. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4457

  • July 27, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 407. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4444

  • July 27, 2017 — Donnelly, D-Ind., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 406. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4443-S4444

  • July 27, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 437. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4457

  • July 27, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 436. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4457

  • July 27, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 435. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4456-S4457

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 399. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4441-S4442

  • July 27, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 405. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4443

  • July 27, 2017 — Warren, D-Mass., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 404. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4443

  • July 27, 2017 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 434. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4456

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 398. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4441

  • July 27, 2017 — Tester, D-Mont., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 433. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4456

  • July 27, 2017 — Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 397. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4434, S4441

  • July 27, 2017 — Blumenthal, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 692. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4588

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 693. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4588

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 694. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4588-S4589

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 695. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4589

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 696. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4589

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 697. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4589-S4590

  • July 27, 2017 — Booker, D-N.J., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no . (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4590

  • July 27, 2017 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 698. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4590

  • July 27, 2017 — C. Murphy, D-Conn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 699. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4590

  • July 27, 2017 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 700. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4590

  • July 27, 2017 — K. Harris, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 701. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4590-S4591

  • July 27, 2017 — Feinstein, D-Calif., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 702. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4591-S4594

  • July 27, 2017 — Cochran, R-Miss., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 708. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4595

  • July 27, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 709. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4595

  • July 27, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 710. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4595-S4596

  • July 27, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 711. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4596-S4597

  • July 27, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 712. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4439, S4597

  • July 27, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 713. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4597-S4598

  • July 27, 2017 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 714. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4598

  • July 27, 2017 — Moran, R-Kan., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 715. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4599-S4600

  • July 27, 2017 — Toomey, R-Pa., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 717. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4601

  • July 27, 2017 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 718. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4601

  • July 27, 2017 — John Kennedy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 719. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4601

  • July 27, 2017 — Cornyn, R-Texas, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 720. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4601-S4603

  • July 27, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 723. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4604

  • July 27, 2017 — Bennet, D-Colo., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 724. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4604

  • July 27, 2017 — Cassidy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 725. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4604

  • July 27, 2017 — Cassidy, R-La., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 726. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4604-S4605

  • July 27, 2017 — Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 728. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4605

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 730. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4605

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 731. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4606

  • July 27, 2017 — Nelson, D-Fla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 732. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4606

  • July 27, 2017 — Strange, R-Ala., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 733. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4440, S4606

  • July 26, 2017 — Crapo, R-Idaho, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 388. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4331-S4332

  • July 26, 2017 — Franken, D-Minn., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 383. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4330

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 376. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4329

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 375. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4329

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 374. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4329

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 373. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4328-S4329

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 372. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4328

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 371. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4328

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 370. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4328

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 369. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4327-S4328

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 368. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4327

  • July 26, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 367. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4312, S4327

  • July 26, 2017 — Baldwin, D-Wis., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 329. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4321

  • July 26, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 328. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4320-S4321

  • July 26, 2017 — Shaheen, D-N.H., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 327. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4319-S4320

  • July 26, 2017 — Lankford, R-Okla., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 326. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4319

  • July 26, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 325. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4318-S4319

  • July 26, 2017 — Heinrich, D-N.M., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 324. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4318

  • July 26, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 283. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4311, S4314

  • July 26, 2017 — Rounds, R-S.D., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 282. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4310-S4311, S4314

  • July 25, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4165-S4168

  • July 25, 2017 — Duckworth, D-Ill., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 278. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4196, S4222

  • July 25, 2017 — Kaine, D-Va., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 277. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4196, S4221-S4222

  • July 25, 2017 — J. Reed, D-R.I., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 269. (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4195, S4200

  • July 24, 2017 — McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. S4130-S4134

  • July 18, 2017Shea-Porter, D-N.H., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.348, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1009

  • July 18, 2017Shea-Porter, D-N.H., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E1009

  • July 18, 2017 — Received in the Senate and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S4052-S4053

  • July 14, 2017Gutierrez, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.367, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E995

  • July 14, 2017Lieu, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.369, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E994

  • July 14, 2017Carbajal, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.360, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E992

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.371, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.369, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.355, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.354, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.370, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.368, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.367, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.366, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.365, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.364, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.360, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.358, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.357, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.356, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017 — , House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.357, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017R. Davis, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.356, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E989

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.377, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.376, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.366, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.364, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.360, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.358, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.357, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.378, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.375, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.374, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.373, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.372, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.371, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.370, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.369, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.368, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.367, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.365, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.356, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5868

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.377, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.378, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.376, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.375, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.374, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.373, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Bilirakis, R-Fla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.372, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.375, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.374, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.373, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.372, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.370, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.369, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.368, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.367, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.365, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.362, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.357, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.356, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.355, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.354, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.378, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.377, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.376, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.371, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.366, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.364, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.363, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.361, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.360, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.359, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017Cleaver, D-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.358, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5867

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 378 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, of which $10 billion would be used for non-war, base defense budget needs; $239.7 billion for operations and maintenance; $10.2 billion for military construction; $142.9 billion for military personnel; and $33.9 billion for defense health care programs. It would authorize $12.5 billion for procurement of F-35 planes, research and development, as well as modifications to existing aircraft, and would prohibit the retirement of the A-10 bomber fleet. The bill would require the Defense Department to submit to Congress a report on vulnerabilities to military installations resulting from climate change over the next 20 years, and would express the sense of Congress that climate change is a "direct threat" to U.S. national security. The bill would also require the Air Force to establish, by 2019, the Space Corps, a fighting force to improve the U.S. military's ability to address threats in space. Passed 344-81. Congressional Record p. H5867-H5868

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 377 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Recommit
    Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., motion to recommit the bill to the House Armed Services Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit funds authorized by the bill from being used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along "the international border of the United States." Motion rejected 190-235. Congressional Record p. H5865-H5867

  • July 14, 2017 — Substitute amendment, as amended, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5865

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 373 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Ballistic Missile Defense Operational Test Normalization
    Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment that would normalize the operational test and evaluation processes for the ballistic missile defense system by confirming the condition for proceeding below low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 235-189. Congressional Record p. H5862-H5863

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 372 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Terrorist Messaging Assessment
    Franks, R-Ariz., amendment that would require the secretary of Defense to conduct two concurrent strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification, and would require the secretary to submit to Congress the results of the assessments. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 208-217. Congressional Record p. H5862

  • July 14, 2017 — Tenney, R-N.Y., amendment no. 122A, that would reinstate the domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and would provide for a one-year phase-in period, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5860-H5861

  • July 14, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 108A, 109A, 110A, 111A, 112A, 113A, 114A, 115A, 116A, 117A, 118A, 119A, 120A and 121A.) Congressional Record p. H5855-H5860

  • July 14, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 92A, 93A, 94A, 95A, 96A, 97A, 98A, 99A, 100A, 101A, 102A, 103A, 104A, 105A, 106A and 107A.) Congressional Record p. H5851-H5855

  • July 14, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 72A, 73A, 74A, 75A, 76A, 77A, 78A, 79A, 80A, 81A, 82A, 83A, 84A, 85A, 86A, 87A, 88A, 89A, 90A and 91A.) Congressional Record p. H5845-H5851

  • July 14, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 16A, 49A, 54A, 55A, 56A, 57A, 58A, 59A, 60A, 61A, 62A, 63A, 64A, 65A, 66A, 67A, 68A, 69A, 70A and 71A.) Congressional Record p. H5840-H5845

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 376 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Radiation-Exposed Veterans Service Medal
    McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would require the secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired or former members of the armed forces who are radiation-exposed veterans, and would designate the medal as the "Atomic Veterans Service Medal." Adopted in Committee of the Whole 424-0. Congressional Record p. H5839-H5840, H5864-H5865

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 375 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Claims Limitation for Foreign National Seamen
    Hunter, R-Calif., amendment that would prohibit a claim for damages related to personal injury, illness, or death of a seaman that is a foreign national on a foreign passenger vessel from being brought under federal law if the seaman was not a legal resident of the U.S. at the time of the claim and the harm arose outside U.S. waters. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 234-190. Congressional Record p. H5838-H5839, H5864

  • July 14, 2017House Vote 374 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Recreational Vessel Designation
    Byrne, R-Ala., for Frankel, D-Fla., amendment that would classify a vessel being repaired or dismantled as a "recreational vessel" if it shares elements of design and construction with traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in military or commercial undertakings while it is in operation. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 244-181. Congressional Record p. H5836-H5838, H5863-H5864

  • July 14, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H5836-H5868

  • July 13, 2017Guthrie, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.348, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E982

  • July 13, 2017Guthrie, R-Ky., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E982

  • July 13, 2017Khanna, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.348, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E979

  • July 13, 2017Khanna, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E979

  • July 13, 2017Roskam, R-Ill., House speech: Congressional Record p. H5788

  • July 13, 2017Roskam, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.355, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. 355

  • July 13, 2017Arrington, R-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.355, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H5783

  • July 13, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 36A, 37A, 38A, 39A, 40A, 41A, 42A, 44A, 45A, 46A, 47A, 48A, 50A, 51A, 52A, and 53A.) Congressional Record p. H5820-H5823

  • July 13, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 2A, 8A, 9A, 11A, 19A, 20A, 21A, 22A, 23A, 24A, 25A, 26A, 27A, 28A, 29A, 30A, 31A, 32A, 33A, 34A, and 35A.) Congressional Record p. H5814-H5820

  • July 13, 2017 — Lamborn, R-Colo., amendment no. 15A, that would normalize the operational test and evaluation process for the ballistic missile defense system by confirming the condition for proceeding below low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5812-H5814

  • July 13, 2017 — Cheney, R-Wyo., amendment no. 14A, that would prohibit the Defense Department from using funds authorized by the bill for the reduction of intercontinental ballistic missiles below the levels set by the New START Treaty, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5811-H5812

  • July 13, 2017 — Franks, R-Ariz., amendment no. 13A, that would require the secretary of Defense to conduct two concurrent strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification, and would require the secretary to submit to Congress the results of the assessments, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5809-H5811

  • July 13, 2017 — Cole, R-Okla., amendment no. 12A, that would require the president to submit to Congress a report on the U.S. strategy to defeat Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and their associated forces, within 30 days of the bill's enactment, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5806-H5809

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 369 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Gender Transition Treatment Prohibition
    Hartzler, R-Mo., amendment that would prohibit the use of Defense Department funds to provide medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to military medical care under current law. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 209-214. Congressional Record p. H5799-H5801, H5804

  • July 13, 2017 — Keating, D-Mass., amendment no. 7A, that would allow the Defense Department to use defense health program funds to authorize grants to medical researchers and universities to support testing ticks for tick-borne diseases, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5798-H5799

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 371 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Athletic Deferment Prohibition for Service Academy Graduates
    Rooney, R-Fla., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 107-318. Congressional Record p. H5796-H5798, H5805-H5806

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 370 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Prevailing Wage Determination Method
    Gosar, R-Ariz., amendment that would require any determination of prevailing wage under the bill to be conducted by the secretary of Labor, through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, using surveys that utilize random statistical sampling techniques. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 183-242. Congressional Record p. H5795-H5796, H5804-H5805

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 368 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Climate Change Vulnerabilities Report
    Perry, R-Pa., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would express the sense of Congress that climate change is a direct threat to national security, and would eliminate the provision that would require the secretary of Defense to report to Congress on vulnerabilities to military installations and combatant commands resulting from climate change-related effects. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 185-234. Congressional Record p. H5793-H5795, H5803-H5804

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 367 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Alternative Energy Qualification Requirement
    Buck, R-Colo., amendment that would prohibit funds authorized by the bill from being used by the Defense Department to purchase alternative energy unless such energy is equivalent in its cost and capabilities to conventional energy. The bill would require the Defense Department to complete a cost competitiveness calculation in order to determine the cost and capabilities of such energy sources. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 203-218. Congressional Record p. H5792-H5793, H5802-H5803

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 366 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Icebreaker Fleet Expansion
    Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the bill's provision that would prohibit defense department funds authorized in the bill from being used to procure a new Coast Guard icebreaker. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-220. Congressional Record p. H5791-H5792, H5802

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 365 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Base Realignment and Closure Repetition
    McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would eliminate the bill's prohibition on conducting an additional round of base realignment and closure. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 175-248. Congressional Record p. H5790

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 364 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Nuclear Posture Review Requirement
    Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would limit funding to $95.6 million for development of the long range standoff weapon and $220.3 million for the W80-4 warhead until the secretary of Defense, in consultation with other federal agencies, submits to Congress a nuclear posture review including a detailed assessment of the long range standoff weapon's capabilities. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 169-254. Congressional Record p. H5789-H5790

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 363 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Nuclear Arsenal Modernization Plan Modification
    Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment that would require that the federally mandated annual report regarding the nuclear weapons stockpile, complex, delivery systems and the nuclear weapons command and control system to include a detailed plan to sustain, life-extend, modernize or replace the nuclear weapons and bombs in the nuclear weapons stockpile, and would extend the scope of the report from covering a 10-year period to covering a 25-year period. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-232. Congressional Record p. H5788-H5789

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 362 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Nuclear Arsenal Cost Estimate Period Optional Extension
    Rogers, R-Ky., amendment that would allow the secretary of Defense to include information in the annual report on the plan for US nuclear systems on the cost of fielding, maintaining, modernizing and replacing nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems past a 10 year period. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 253-172. Congressional Record p. H5787-H5788

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 361 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Nuclear Arsenal Cost Estimate Period Extension
    Aguilar, D-Calif., amendment that would extend a Congressional Budget Office cost estimate review on the fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement and life extension of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 10-year period to covering a 30-year period. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-235. Congressional Record p. H5787-H5788

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 360 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Intermediate Range Nuclear Missile System Approval Requirement
    Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would prohibit the Department of Defense from developing and funding an intermediate range ground-launched missile system until the secretary of Defense has certified to Congress that such missile system is preferred for ensuring that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's deterrence and defense posture remains credible in the face of a Russian intermediate ground-launched missile system, and the secretary of State has certified to Congress that such missile system is necessary to the secretary's efforts to return Russia to full compliance with the INF treaty. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 173-249. Congressional Record p. H5786-H5787

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 359 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Guantanamo Bay Detainees Transfer and Release Procedures
    Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment that would remove the bill's prohibition on the use of funds for the transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 167-257. Congressional Record p. H5786

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 358 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Defense and Non-Defense Discretionary Spending Parity
    Jayapal, D-Wash., for Pocan, D-Wis., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that any increase of the combined amount authorized for National Defense Budget and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched by a dollar-for-dollar increase of the annual amounts authorized for the federal non-defense discretionary budget. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 179-245. Congressional Record p. H5785-H5786

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 357 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Presiential One Percent Reduction Directive
    Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would direct the president to make reductions in amounts authorized by the bill as the president considers appropriate to reach a total reduction of one percent of the funds authorized by the bill. Military, reserve and National Guard personnel accounts and the Defense Health Program account would not be eligible for such reductions. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 73-351. Congressional Record p. H5784-H5785

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 356 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Military Biofuel Prohibition
    Conaway, R-Texas, amendment that would prohibit the Defense Department from entering into any new contracts, making any awards, or expending any funds with respect to drop-in biofuels or biorefineries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-225. Congressional Record p. H5784

  • July 13, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H5783-H5823

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 355 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 440) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. Adopted 230-190. Congressional Record p. H5783

  • July 13, 2017House Vote 354 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Previous Question
    Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and the possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 440) providing for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. Motion agreed to 234-187. Congressional Record p. H5783

  • July 13, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 440, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2810.

  • July 13, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for further consideration of the bill. (In the legislative day that began on July 12, 2017.) Congressional Record p. H5756-H5757

  • July 12, 2017Schiff, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5484

  • July 12, 2017Napolitano, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5485

  • July 12, 2017Crowley, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.348, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5485

  • July 12, 2017Crowley, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.347, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. H5485

  • July 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 as modified, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86 and 87. Prior to adoption, Rep. Thornberry was permitted to modify amendment no. 76 by unanimous consent.) Congressional Record p. H5753-H5756

  • July 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendments nos. 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67 and 68.) Congressional Record p. H5749-H5753

  • July 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49.) Congressional Record p. H5744-H5749

  • July 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, en bloc amendments, adopted by voice vote. (Thornberry, R-Texas, offered en bloc amendment nos. 3, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31.) Congressional Record p. H5737-H5744

  • July 12, 2017 — Rogers, R-Ala., amendment no. 88, that would would allow the secretary of Defense to include information on the cost of nuclear weapon modernization past a 10 year period, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5737

  • July 12, 2017 — McClintock, R-Calif., amendment no. 14, that would eliminate the bill's prohibition on conducting an additional round of base realignment and closure, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5735-H5737

  • July 12, 2017 — Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment no. 13, that would limit funding to $95.6 million for the Long Range Standoff weapon and $220.3 million for the W80-4 warhead until the secretary of Defense, in consultation with other federal agencies, submits to Congress a nuclear posture review including a detailed assessment of the Long Range Standoff weapon, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5734-H5735

  • July 12, 2017 — Garamendi, D-Calif., amendment no. 12, that would require the report required by the Fiscal Year 2012 NDAA regarding the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems and nuclear weapons command and control system to include a detailed description of the plan to sustain, life-extend, modernize or replace the nuclear weapons and bombs in the nuclear weapons stockpile, and would extend the scope of the report from covering a 10-year period to covering a 25-year period, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5733-H5734

  • July 12, 2017 — Aguilar, D-Calif., amendment no. 10, that would extend a CBO cost estimate review on the fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement and life extension of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 10-year period to covering a 30-year period, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5731-H5733

  • July 12, 2017 — Wilson, R-S.C., amendment no. 9, that would state that United Nations National Security Council Resolution 2310 does not obligate the United States to refrain from actions that would run counter to the object and purpose of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The amendment would prohibit any U.S. funds from being made available to the preparatory commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Organization, with the exception of funds to the organization's International Monitoring System, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5730-H5731

  • July 12, 2017 — Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment no. 8, that would prohibit the Department of Defense from developing and funding an INF range ground-launched missile system until the secretary of Defense has certified to Congress that such missile system is preferred for ensuring that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's deterrence and defense posture remains credible in the face of a Russian INF range ground-launched missile system, and the secretary of State has certified to Congress that such missile system is necessary to the secretary's efforts to return Russia to full compliance with the INF treaty, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5729-H5730

  • July 12, 2017 — Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment no. 7, that would remove the bill's prohibition on the use of funds for the construction or modification of U.S. facilities for the purpose of housing detainees transferred to the U.S. from Guantanamo Bay, rejected by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5727-H5729

  • July 12, 2017 — Nadler, D-N.Y., amendment no. 6, that would remove the bill's prohibition on the use of funds for transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the U.S, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5726-H5727

  • July 12, 2017 — Jayapal, D-Wash., for Pocan, D-Wis., amendment no. 5, that would express the sense of Congress that any increase to the combined amount authorized for National Defense Budget and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched by a dollar-for-dollar increase of the annual amounts authorized for the federal non-defense discretionary budget, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5724-H5726

  • July 12, 2017 — Polis, D-Colo., amendment no. 4, that would direct the president to make reductions in amounts authorized by the bill as the president considers appropriation to reach a total reduction of one percent of the funds authorized by the bill. The bill would prohibit such reductions to be made from military, reserve or National Guard personnel accounts or to the Defense Health Program account, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5723-H5724

  • July 12, 2017 — Conaway, R-Texas, amendment no. 2, that would prohibit the Department of Defense from entering into any new contracts, making any awards, or expending any funds with respect to drop-in biofuels or biorefineries, pending at recess. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5721-H5723

  • July 12, 2017 — Thornberry, R-Texas, amendment no. 1, that would increase from $30 million to $50 million the amount available for the purpose of providing assistance to local educational agencies with a significant number of students that are dependents of members of the armed forces and Department of Defense civilian employees and would make certain technical changes to the bill, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H5721

  • July 12, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H5534-H5756

  • July 12, 2017House Vote 348 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and California Drought Protection — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 23) that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water in California's Central Valley when water levels are low. Adopted 232-187. Congressional Record p. H5484-H5485

  • July 12, 2017House Vote 347 Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization and California Drought Protection — Previous Question
    Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 431) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (HR 2810) that would authorize $688.3 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018. The total would include $74.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations funds, including $10 billion for non-war, base defense budget needs. The rule would also provide for consideration of the bill (HR 23) that would require the Interior Department to take certain actions to increase the availability of water in California's Central Valley when water levels are low. Motion agreed to 234-183. Congressional Record p. H5483-H5484

  • July 12, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • July 11, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 431, reported to the House as a rule for HR 2810.

  • July 11, 2017Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • July 11, 2017 — Supplemental report to accompany the bill reported to the House by the House Armed Services Committee and ordered printed. H Rept 115-200, Pt. 2Congressional Record p. H5431

  • July 11, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. H Rept 115-200, Pt. 2Congressional Record p. H5429, H5432

  • July 11, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • July 6, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Armed Services Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-200Congressional Record p. H5386

  • July 5, 2017Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • June 28, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee.

    June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — En Bloc Amendments
     

    Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments:

    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to explore the benefits of hyperscale cloud computing to enable capabilities including big data analytics.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language require the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Jan. 15, 2018 regarding its assessment of the viability of space-based debris remediation in Low Earth Orbit.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees, by March 1, 2018, a report on the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment.
    • Speier, that would add report language to direct the assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee regarding culture and accountability in the Special Operations Forces.
    • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit to the House Armed Services Committee, no later than Dec. 31, 2017, a report on implementation of a pilot program on modernization of electromagnetic spectrum and electronic warfare systems.
    • LoBiondo, R-N.J., that would direct the Defense secretary to submit, no later than March 1, 2018, a review and assessment of the department's personnel recovery and nonconventional assisted recovery mechanisms. It also would require the Government Accountability Office to review the assessment and submit its findings to the congressional defense committees.
    • Rosen, D-Nev., that would requires the Defense secretary to submit a report to the congressional defense and intelligence committees by Dec. 1, 2017 on the department's progress regarding any decision to terminate the dual-hat arrangement thus separating the leadership of the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency.
    • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would add report language to direct the Defense Department's chief information officer, in coordination with the principal cyber adviser and the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, to create criteria for evaluating commercial threat information service providers and sources.
    • Stefanik, that would require a plan to train the Somali National Army and other Somali security forces.

    Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments:

    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to explore the benefits of hyperscale cloud computing to enable capabilities including big data analytics.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language require the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Jan. 15, 2018 regarding its assessment of the viability of space-based debris remediation in Low Earth Orbit.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees, by March 1, 2018, a report on the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment.
    • Speier, that would add report language to direct the assistant secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict and the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee regarding culture and accountability in the Special Operations Forces.
    • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit to the House Armed Services Committee, no later than Dec. 31, 2017, a report on implementation of a pilot program on modernization of electromagnetic spectrum and electronic warfare systems.
    • LoBiondo, R-N.J., that would direct the Defense secretary to submit, no later than March 1, 2018, a review and assessment of the department's personnel recovery and nonconventional assisted recovery mechanisms. It also would require the Government Accountability Office to review the assessment and submit its findings to the congressional defense committees.
    • Rosen, D-Nev., that would requires the Defense secretary to submit a report to the congressional defense and intelligence committees by Dec. 1, 2017 on the department's progress regarding any decision to terminate the dual-hat arrangement thus separating the leadership of the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency.
    • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would add report language to direct the Defense Department's chief information officer, in coordination with the principal cyber adviser and the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, to create criteria for evaluating commercial threat information service providers and sources.
    • Stefanik, that would require a plan to train the Somali National Army and other Somali security forces.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the National Guard Bureau to report no later than Sept. 30, 2019 on roles, missions, structure, capabilities, training of the National Guard to respond to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear threats, as well as any gaps and shortfalls.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the Department of Defense to brief the House Armed Services Committee, by Sept. 30, 2017, on emerging counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems technologies and tactics.
      • Wilson, R-S.C., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee, by Feb. 15, 2018, on how to support the Global Engagement Center mission.
      • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on programs to improve partner nation response to weapons of mass destruction, including infectious disease.
      • Murphy, D-Fla., that would make technical changes to language that would require a biannual report on support of special operations to combat terrorism.
      • Wenstrup, R-Ohio, that would add report language to direct the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 1, 2018 on the integration of non-lethal weapons planning and training for the European Deterrence Initiative.
      • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to direct the director of the Test Resource Management Center to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on automated software testing tools available in the commercial marketplace.
      • McSally, R-Ariz., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 detailing army network security consolidation plans.
      • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would authorize $15 million in fiscal 2018 from the amount provided for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund to provide training, equipment, supplies and services to ministries and other entities of foreign governments the Defense secretary has identified as critical for countering the flow of improvised explosive device precursor chemicals.
      • Walz, D-Minn., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2018 on the utility of 501(c)3 organizations to further the department's international goals and interests. It also would encourage the department to issue standard guidance and operating procedures for working with such non-federal entities overseas.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the National Guard Bureau to report no later than Sept. 30, 2019 on roles, missions, structure, capabilities, training of the National Guard to respond to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear threats, as well as any gaps and shortfalls.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the Department of Defense to brief the House Armed Services Committee, by Sept. 30, 2017, on emerging counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems technologies and tactics.
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee, by Feb. 15, 2018, on how to support the Global Engagement Center mission.
    • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on programs to improve partner nation response to weapons of mass destruction, including infectious disease.
    • Murphy, D-Fla., that would make technical changes to language that would require a biannual report on support of special operations to combat terrorism.
    • Wenstrup, R-Ohio, that would add report language to direct the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 1, 2018 on the integration of non-lethal weapons planning and training for the European Deterrence Initiative.
    • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to direct the director of the Test Resource Management Center to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on automated software testing tools available in the commercial marketplace.
    • McSally, R-Ariz., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 detailing army network security consolidation plans.
    • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would authorize $15 million in fiscal 2018 from the amount provided for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund to provide training, equipment, supplies and services to ministries and other entities of foreign governments the Defense secretary has identified as critical for countering the flow of improvised explosive device precursor chemicals.
    • Walz, D-Minn., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2018 on the utility of 501(c)3 organizations to further the department's international goals and interests. It also would encourage the department to issue standard guidance and operating procedures for working with such non-federal entities overseas.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — Spirit of America
        Moulton, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would clarify that the role of the Spirit of America includes:

      • responding to the needs of local populations abroad;
      • providing privately-funded humanitarian, economic and other non-lethal assistance;
      • supporting the safety and success of members of the Armed Forces and diplomats of the U.S. abroad;
      • connecting the people of the U.S. more closely to the members of the Armed Forces and U.S. diplomats abroad;
      • demonstrating the goodwill of the U.S. to people around the world.

      It also would require the Spirit of America to report annually to Congress on its activities for the prior fiscal year.

      Amendment that would clarify that the role of the Spirit of America includes:

    • responding to the needs of local populations abroad;
    • providing privately-funded humanitarian, economic and other non-lethal assistance;
    • supporting the safety and success of members of the Armed Forces and diplomats of the U.S. abroad;
    • connecting the people of the U.S. more closely to the members of the Armed Forces and U.S. diplomats abroad;
    • demonstrating the goodwill of the U.S. to people around the world.
    • It also would require the Spirit of America to report annually to Congress on its activities for the prior fiscal year.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — Geostationary Satellites
        Hunter, R-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that the U.S. retains all ownership and rights to systems developed under the robotic servicing of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's geostationary satellites program. It also would forbid the secretary to transfer ownership of such systems to a commercial organization.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that the U.S. retains all ownership and rights to systems developed under the robotic servicing of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's geostationary satellites program. It also would forbid the secretary to transfer ownership of such systems to a commercial organization.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize Special Operations Forces, department-wide cybersecurity programs and U.S. Cyber Command, programs to counter weapons of mass destruction, and science and technology efforts, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

      The bill would authorize about $68 billion in defense programs.

      It would establish cyber training programs with NATO and Asian allies and would mandate congressional notification for sensitive military cyber operations.

      It would delineate that the Pentagon identify cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems and strengthen the systems against cyber threats.

      The measure also would authorize $12.3 billion for U.S. Special Operations Command, and require that the committee be notified of any change to presidential policy guidance on direct action by special operations forces.

      As amended, it would specify that by March 1, 2018, the secretary of Defense would be required to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a review and assessment of the Defense Department's personnel recovery and nonconventional assisted recovery programs, authorities and policies.

      As amended, it would specify that $15 million of the money authorized for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund in fiscal 2018 may be used to provide training, equipment, supplies and services to ministries and other entities of foreign governments the Defense secretary has identified as critical for countering the flow of improvised explosive device precursor chemicals.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize Special Operations Forces, department-wide cybersecurity programs and U.S. Cyber Command, programs to counter weapons of mass destruction, and science and technology efforts, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

      The bill would authorize about $68 billion in defense programs.

      It would establish cyber training programs with NATO and Asian allies and would mandate congressional notification for sensitive military cyber operations.

      It would delineate that the Pentagon identify cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems and strengthen the systems against cyber threats.

      The measure also would authorize $12.3 billion for U.S. Special Operations Command, and require that the committee be notified of any change to presidential policy guidance on direct action by special operations forces.

      As amended, it would specify that by March 1, 2018, the secretary of Defense would be required to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a review and assessment of the Defense Department's personnel recovery and nonconventional assisted recovery programs, authorities and policies.

      As amended, it would specify that $15 million of the money authorized for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund in fiscal 2018 may be used to provide training, equipment, supplies and services to ministries and other entities of foreign governments the Defense secretary has identified as critical for countering the flow of improvised explosive device precursor chemicals.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Tactical Air and Land Forces — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Scott, R-Ga., that would revise report language regarding the E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System to clarify that the Air Force secretary's briefing to the House Armed Services Committee should describe a forward-deployed basing construct that would enable E-8C aircraft to operate simultaneously while deployed, if needed, from three forward-deployed locations.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center to provide a briefing, by Sept. 30, 2017, on the variety of explosives used in improvised explosive devices and research into multi-function explosive detection technology development.
      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 29, 2018 on wireless intercommunications systems evaluated during its Combined Arms Futures Integration Exercise at the Maneuver Center of Excellence.
      • Wilson, R-S.C., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 15, 2017 on the potential for integrating and demonstrating a Next Generation Health Monitoring System for UH-72 light utility helicopters.
      • O'Rourke, D-Texas, that would revise report language that addresses Army Network Integration Evaluations and Joint Warfighting Assessments.
      • Knight, R-Calif., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to submit to the House Armed Services Committee, by March 1, 2018, a plan to address Air Force Test Center challenges related to funding, infrastructure modernization, and workforce recruitment and retention.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary, in coordination with the military services, to brief the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2018 on current commercial and government efforts to develop and deploy ring wheel drive technology.
      • Bishop, R-Utah, that would require the secretary of the Air Force to report to Congress, within 120 days of the bill's enactment, on proposed improvements to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to accommodate fifth generation, and beyond, weapons systems and fighter training.
      • Langevin, D-R.I., that would require the secretary of the Army to submit a report to the congressional defense committees by Jan. 30, 2018 on options for the acceleration of procurement and fielding of Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program.
      • Coffman, R-Colo., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the results of the OA-X light attack aircraft experiment.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Scott, R-Ga., that would revise report language regarding the E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System to clarify that the Air Force secretary's briefing to the House Armed Services Committee should describe a forward-deployed basing construct that would enable E-8C aircraft to operate simultaneously while deployed, if needed, from three forward-deployed locations.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center to provide a briefing, by Sept. 30, 2017, on the variety of explosives used in improvised explosive devices and research into multi-function explosive detection technology development.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 29, 2018 on wireless intercommunications systems evaluated during its Combined Arms Futures Integration Exercise at the Maneuver Center of Excellence.
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 15, 2017 on the potential for integrating and demonstrating a Next Generation Health Monitoring System for UH-72 light utility helicopters.
    • O'Rourke, D-Texas, that would revise report language that addresses Army Network Integration Evaluations and Joint Warfighting Assessments.
    • Knight, R-Calif., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to submit to the House Armed Services Committee, by March 1, 2018, a plan to address Air Force Test Center challenges related to funding, infrastructure modernization, and workforce recruitment and retention.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary, in coordination with the military services, to brief the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2018 on current commercial and government efforts to develop and deploy ring wheel drive technology.
    • Bishop, R-Utah, that would require the secretary of the Air Force to report to Congress, within 120 days of the bill's enactment, on proposed improvements to the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to accommodate fifth generation, and beyond, weapons systems and fighter training.
    • Langevin, D-R.I., that would require the secretary of the Army to submit a report to the congressional defense committees by Jan. 30, 2018 on options for the acceleration of procurement and fielding of Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program.
    • Coffman, R-Colo., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the results of the OA-X light attack aircraft experiment.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Tactical Air and Land Forces — F/A-18 Procurement
      Tsongas, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill in fiscal 2018 for aircraft procurement for F/A-18 aircrafts until the secretary of the Navy has certified to the congressional defense committees that plans have been developed and funding is available to implement certain safety recommendations for the aircraft.

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill in fiscal 2018 for aircraft procurement for F/A-18 aircrafts until the secretary of the Navy has certified to the congressional defense committees that plans have been developed and funding is available to implement certain safety recommendations for the aircraft.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Tactical Air and Land Forces — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the results of the current Soldier Enhancement Program evaluation and the Army's plans for upgrading legacy rail systems.
      • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Aug. 31, 2017 on its acquisition strategy for remote weapons stations for tactical and ground combat vehicles.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to congressional defense committees by Sept. 30, 2017 on status of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System program including information on programmatic risks, total estimated costs and a new testing and fielding.
      • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to direct the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to provide briefing to congressional defense committees by Sept. 1, 2017 on the Army's ongoing efforts to improve capabilities to counter improvised explosive devices.
      • Abraham, R-La., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the use of cost-competitive technologies that minimize waste generation and air emissions to dispose of stockpiles of conventional munitions.
      • Tsongas, that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to include in its independent review of F/A-18 Physiological Episodes findings and recommendations of the Navy's June 2017 Comprehensive Review on physiological episodes involving F-18s and T-45s.
      • Turner, R-Ohio, that would add report language to direct the Department of the Army, in coordination with Special Operations Command, to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on its plan for addressing capability gaps in its tactical communications requirements.
      • Cheney, R-Wyo., that would add report language to require the U.s. Army Program Executive Officer for Ammunition to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 6, 2017 that addresses the advisability and feasibility of establishing a test and evaluation program that could provide for a full capabilities assessment for supercavitating ammunition.
      • Brooks, R-Ala., that would add report language to encourage the Office of the Secretary of Defense to modernize UH-60A/L for Afghanistan Aviation Forces. It also would direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the OSD's strategy to transition UH-60A/L aircraft bound for Afghanistan Aviation Forces.
      • Brooks, that would add report language to direct the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Sept. 1, 2018 on current research and development efforts supporting the small turbine engine industrial base.
      • Brown, D-Md., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Sept. 30, 2017 on the advisability and feasibility of procuring new, tethered based multi-rotor platforms to address critical operational capability gaps in communications, cyber and intelligence operations.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the results of the current Soldier Enhancement Program evaluation and the Army's plans for upgrading legacy rail systems.
    • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Aug. 31, 2017 on its acquisition strategy for remote weapons stations for tactical and ground combat vehicles.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to congressional defense committees by Sept. 30, 2017 on status of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System program including information on programmatic risks, total estimated costs and a new testing and fielding.
    • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to direct the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to provide briefing to congressional defense committees by Sept. 1, 2017 on the Army's ongoing efforts to improve capabilities to counter improvised explosive devices.
    • Abraham, R-La., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the use of cost-competitive technologies that minimize waste generation and air emissions to dispose of stockpiles of conventional munitions.
    • Tsongas, that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to include in its independent review of F/A-18 Physiological Episodes findings and recommendations of the Navy's June 2017 Comprehensive Review on physiological episodes involving F-18s and T-45s.
    • Turner, R-Ohio, that would add report language to direct the Department of the Army, in coordination with Special Operations Command, to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on its plan for addressing capability gaps in its tactical communications requirements.
    • Cheney, R-Wyo., that would add report language to require the U.s. Army Program Executive Officer for Ammunition to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 6, 2017 that addresses the advisability and feasibility of establishing a test and evaluation program that could provide for a full capabilities assessment for supercavitating ammunition.
    • Brooks, R-Ala., that would add report language to encourage the Office of the Secretary of Defense to modernize UH-60A/L for Afghanistan Aviation Forces. It also would direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the OSD's strategy to transition UH-60A/L aircraft bound for Afghanistan Aviation Forces.
    • Brooks, that would add report language to direct the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Sept. 1, 2018 on current research and development efforts supporting the small turbine engine industrial base.
    • Brown, D-Md., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to provide a briefing to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Sept. 30, 2017 on the advisability and feasibility of procuring new, tethered based multi-rotor platforms to address critical operational capability gaps in communications, cyber and intelligence operations.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Tactical Air and Land Forces — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize procurement of 67 V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft over seven years.

      It would also authorize the purchase of $661 million in parts for F-35 fighter jet exports and would require the Pentagon to certify cost and design stability for those parts.

      The bill will also ask the Pentagon for information about possible plans to discontinue modernization of F-15C fighter jets. And the report will request information about the future of the small-arms and ammunition industries.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of the Air Force, within 120 days of the bill's enactment, to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a report on proposed improvements on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of the Army, by Jan. 30, 2018, to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a report on the options for the acceleration of the procurement and fielding of Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program of the Army.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize procurement of 67 V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft over seven years.

      It would also authorize the purchase of $661 million in parts for F-35 fighter jet exports and would require the Pentagon to certify cost and design stability for those parts.

      The bill will also ask the Pentagon for information about possible plans to discontinue modernization of F-15C fighter jets. And the report will request information about the future of the small-arms and ammunition industries.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of the Air Force, within 120 days of the bill's enactment, to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a report on proposed improvements on the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of the Army, by Jan. 30, 2018, to submit to the pertinent congressional committees a report on the options for the acceleration of the procurement and fielding of Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program of the Army.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Littoral Combat Ship Request Reduction
        Moulton, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would reduce the amount authorized for Littoral Combat Ships by $556.4 million and thus reducing the number of requested ships by one and instead transfer the same amount for additional U.S. Pacific Command and European Command munitions.

      Amendment that would reduce the amount authorized for Littoral Combat Ships by $556.4 million and thus reducing the number of requested ships by one and instead transfer the same amount for additional U.S. Pacific Command and European Command munitions.

      Rejected 19-43.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — USS Gerald Ford Shock Test
        Moulton, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would require the USS Gerald Ford to undergo shock testing before its first deployment.

      Amendment that would require the USS Gerald Ford to undergo shock testing before its first deployment.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Kelly, R-Miss., that would recognize the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Navy Seabees.
      • Banks, R-Ind., that would add report language to require the Navy to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2017 on the ability to integrate applicable surface ship torpedo defense technologies to support an expanded range of ships.
      • Byrne, R-Ala., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Navy to prepare a report to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2018 that details a transition plan to include forward fit options for the fiscal 2019 Littoral Combat Ships and backfit options for the existing fleet.
      • Abraham, R-La., that would clarify that maritime security program payments to a vessel, other than a replacement vessel, operating in the transportation of cargo between points in the U.S. and its territories either directly or via a foreign port, would be prohibited.
      • Hunter, R-Calif., that would authorize $30 for fiscal 2018 and 2019 for training related to shipbuilding, ship repair and associated industries.
      • Wittman, R-Va., that would extend authority to use incremental funding for LHA Replacement and Ford Class CVN.
      • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to certify, before the purchase of a foreign vessel for the Ready Reserve Force, that no vessels were available for purchase at a reasonable price that were constructed in the U.S. and suitable for use for national defense military purposes in a time of war or national emergency.
      • LoBiondo, R-N.J., that would allow the secretary of the Navy to waive the limitation of funds for the DDG-51, if the secretary determines that the cost or schedule risk associated with the integration of the new air and missile defense radar is unacceptable or incongruous with a business case that relies on stable design, technology maturity and realistic cost and schedule estimates.
      • Courtney, D-Conn., that would authorize $40 million for the cost of loan guarantees.
      • Courtney, that would add report language to require the Defense secretary, in consultation with the secretary of State to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the national security implications of arbitration proceedings brought by Ukraine against Russia under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; actions the U.S. can take to support the Ukraine's arbitration proceedings; limitations on the U.S. given its failure to ratify the UNCLOS and a recommendation on whether the U.S. should ratify the UNCLOS.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Kelly, R-Miss., that would recognize the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Navy Seabees.
    • Banks, R-Ind., that would add report language to require the Navy to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2017 on the ability to integrate applicable surface ship torpedo defense technologies to support an expanded range of ships.
    • Byrne, R-Ala., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Navy to prepare a report to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2018 that details a transition plan to include forward fit options for the fiscal 2019 Littoral Combat Ships and backfit options for the existing fleet.
    • Abraham, R-La., that would clarify that maritime security program payments to a vessel, other than a replacement vessel, operating in the transportation of cargo between points in the U.S. and its territories either directly or via a foreign port, would be prohibited.
    • Hunter, R-Calif., that would authorize $30 for fiscal 2018 and 2019 for training related to shipbuilding, ship repair and associated industries.
    • Wittman, R-Va., that would extend authority to use incremental funding for LHA Replacement and Ford Class CVN.
    • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to certify, before the purchase of a foreign vessel for the Ready Reserve Force, that no vessels were available for purchase at a reasonable price that were constructed in the U.S. and suitable for use for national defense military purposes in a time of war or national emergency.
    • LoBiondo, R-N.J., that would allow the secretary of the Navy to waive the limitation of funds for the DDG-51, if the secretary determines that the cost or schedule risk associated with the integration of the new air and missile defense radar is unacceptable or incongruous with a business case that relies on stable design, technology maturity and realistic cost and schedule estimates.
    • Courtney, D-Conn., that would authorize $40 million for the cost of loan guarantees.
    • Courtney, that would add report language to require the Defense secretary, in consultation with the secretary of State to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the national security implications of arbitration proceedings brought by Ukraine against Russia under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; actions the U.S. can take to support the Ukraine's arbitration proceedings; limitations on the U.S. given its failure to ratify the UNCLOS and a recommendation on whether the U.S. should ratify the UNCLOS.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Arleigh Burke Destroyer
        Norcross, D-N.J. —

      Amendment that would reduce the number of Arleigh Burke covered destroyers to one needed in order to purchase, granted they have the proper radar system.

      Amendment that would reduce the number of Arleigh Burke covered destroyers to one needed in order to purchase, granted they have the proper radar system.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Icebreaker Funds
        Garamendi, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for Navy shipbuilding for Icebreaker ships.

      Amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized by the bill for Navy shipbuilding for Icebreaker ships.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Icebreaker Component Manufacturing
        Garamendi, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require that components of any Icebreaker ships are built in America.

      Amendment that would require that components of any Icebreaker ships are built in America.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize 13 ships.

      It would require that the Navy fleet of aircraft carriers grow from 11 to 12 starting in fiscal 2023.

      It would urge the Navy to authorize construction of aircraft carriers every three years instead of every five.

      It would allow the Navy to speed by one year delivery to the fleet of the newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, by skipping a shock test of the vessel, a grueling trial by fire that gauges a ships readiness for fighting at sea.

      It would authorize multiyear procurement of 15 destroyers and 13 attack subs.

      It would also bar retirement of cruisers.

      It would authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund, an account normally used for supply ships, for construction of icebreaker ships; recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.

      As amended, it would specify that the secretary of the Navy would be permitted to waive the fund limitation for the DDG-51 program if the secretary determines that the cost or schedule risk associated with the integration of the AN/SPY-6 (V) air and missile defense radar is not acceptable or incompatible with a business model that relies on stable design, technology maturity and realistic cost and schedule estimates.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      The bill would authorize 13 ships.

      It would require that the Navy fleet of aircraft carriers grow from 11 to 12 starting in fiscal 2023.

      It would urge the Navy to authorize construction of aircraft carriers every three years instead of every five.

      It would allow the Navy to speed by one year delivery to the fleet of the newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, by skipping a shock test of the vessel, a grueling trial by fire that gauges a ships readiness for fighting at sea.

      It would authorize multiyear procurement of 15 destroyers and 13 attack subs.

      It would also bar retirement of cruisers.

      It would authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund, an account normally used for supply ships, for construction of icebreaker ships; recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.

      As amended, it would specify that the secretary of the Navy would be permitted to waive the fund limitation for the DDG-51 program if the secretary determines that the cost or schedule risk associated with the integration of the AN/SPY-6 (V) air and missile defense radar is not acceptable or incompatible with a business model that relies on stable design, technology maturity and realistic cost and schedule estimates.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — C-21 Aircraft Relocation
        Lamborn, R-Colo. —

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill for fiscal 2018 to divest, transfer, or prepare to divest or transfer any C-21 aircrafts.

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized by the bill for fiscal 2018 to divest, transfer, or prepare to divest or transfer any C-21 aircrafts.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — Pacific War Memorial
        Hanabusa, D-Hawaii —

      Amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to enter into an agreement with a third party to design, establish and maintain display, at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii or at a suitable adjacent location, to commemorate American servicemembers who died in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

      Amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to enter into an agreement with a third party to design, establish and maintain display, at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii or at a suitable adjacent location, to commemorate American servicemembers who died in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 regarding the near-and long-term operational impacts of the June 11, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement regarding the conservation of the Guam Micronesian kingfisher, including land use needs at Andersen Air Force Base.
      • Bordallo, that would require the secretary of the Army, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, to develop guidance regarding the use of the organic industrial base.
      • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 1, 2017 on the status of the Advanced Adversarial Air Training Program.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to instruct the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 its plan to foster the adoption, implementation and verification of the revised item-unique identification policy across the Defense Department and the defense industrial base.
      • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 30, 2018 on mutually beneficial infrastructure projects between military bases and local municipalities.
      • Shuster, R-Pa., that would clarify that nothing in bill would authorize a Base Realignment and Closure round.
      • Bordallo that would withhold 25 percent of funds authorized for the Office of Secretary of the Navy until a the Defense secretary notifies Congress that a request for proposal to solicit bids for a dry dock in the Western Pacific has been issued.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would authorize the secretary of the Army to sell and convey approximately 98 acres of land in Massachusetts and use the proceeds to fund military family housing and other supporting facilities.
      • Coffman, R-Colo., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary of Defense to provide a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on each military service's existing process for stationing, basing and laydown decisions for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
      • Coffman, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the potential of using additional military installation ranges for Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems testing and training.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 regarding the near-and long-term operational impacts of the June 11, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement regarding the conservation of the Guam Micronesian kingfisher, including land use needs at Andersen Air Force Base.
    • Bordallo, that would require the secretary of the Army, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, to develop guidance regarding the use of the organic industrial base.
    • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Air Force to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 1, 2017 on the status of the Advanced Adversarial Air Training Program.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to instruct the director of the Defense Contract Management Agency to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 its plan to foster the adoption, implementation and verification of the revised item-unique identification policy across the Defense Department and the defense industrial base.
    • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 30, 2018 on mutually beneficial infrastructure projects between military bases and local municipalities.
    • Shuster, R-Pa., that would clarify that nothing in bill would authorize a Base Realignment and Closure round.
    • Bordallo that would withhold 25 percent of funds authorized for the Office of Secretary of the Navy until a the Defense secretary notifies Congress that a request for proposal to solicit bids for a dry dock in the Western Pacific has been issued.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would authorize the secretary of the Army to sell and convey approximately 98 acres of land in Massachusetts and use the proceeds to fund military family housing and other supporting facilities.
    • Coffman, R-Colo., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary of Defense to provide a report to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on each military service's existing process for stationing, basing and laydown decisions for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
    • Coffman, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on the potential of using additional military installation ranges for Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems testing and training.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Kelly, R-Miss., that would add language to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park to establish the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in Tennessee.
      • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on whether the National Security Education Program and Language Flagship Program meet the Department of Defense requirements for language training.
      • Knight, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to provide a report to the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on plans to consider the transfer the F/A-18F chase aircraft.
      • Rogers, R-Ala., that would require the Defense secretary to report annually on the procurement and retirement of military working dogs.
      • Cook, R-Calif., that would prohibit Type I highway glass beads from being used to mark the Department of Defense airfields. The provision would apply to procurements occurring after Sept. 30, 2018.
      • Davis, D-Calif., that would require the secretary of the Army to brief the House Armed Services Committee on the Army's explosive ordnance disposal programs. It would require the briefing to occur within 60 days of the last day of each fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
      • O'Halleran, D-Ariz., that would add report language to require the director of the Defense Logistics Agency to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services by Dec. 31, 2017 on all agriculture-related equipment disposals for the past five years.
      • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on aircrew training requirements for the 5th generation weapons systems and advanced munitions, the Air Force Enterprise Range Plan, and joint airspace range training.
      • Brown, D-Md., that would allow the secretary of the Navy to lease approximately 3 acres of land in Annapolis, Md., to the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Alumni Association and Foundation Center.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Kelly, R-Miss., that would add language to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park to establish the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in Tennessee.
    • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on whether the National Security Education Program and Language Flagship Program meet the Department of Defense requirements for language training.
    • Knight, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to provide a report to the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on plans to consider the transfer the F/A-18F chase aircraft.
    • Rogers, R-Ala., that would require the Defense secretary to report annually on the procurement and retirement of military working dogs.
    • Cook, R-Calif., that would prohibit Type I highway glass beads from being used to mark the Department of Defense airfields. The provision would apply to procurements occurring after Sept. 30, 2018.
    • Davis, D-Calif., that would require the secretary of the Army to brief the House Armed Services Committee on the Army's explosive ordnance disposal programs. It would require the briefing to occur within 60 days of the last day of each fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
    • O'Halleran, D-Ariz., that would add report language to require the director of the Defense Logistics Agency to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services by Dec. 31, 2017 on all agriculture-related equipment disposals for the past five years.
    • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 on aircrew training requirements for the 5th generation weapons systems and advanced munitions, the Air Force Enterprise Range Plan, and joint airspace range training.
    • Brown, D-Md., that would allow the secretary of the Navy to lease approximately 3 acres of land in Annapolis, Md., to the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Alumni Association and Foundation Center.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — Climate Change Report
        Langevin, D-R.I. —

      Amendment that would require the Pentagon to study the impact of climate change on the military's top 10 installations around the world that could be affected by rising sea levels, drought, wild fires and thawing permafrost in the next 20 years.

      Amendment that would require the Pentagon to study the impact of climate change on the military's top 10 installations around the world that could be affected by rising sea levels, drought, wild fires and thawing permafrost in the next 20 years.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Kelly, R-Miss., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Air Force to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 27, 2017 on the Air Force's efforts to maximize undergraduate pilot training.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the chief of Naval Operations to submit a plan to reinstate the Navy Mine Warfare Readiness Certification Program.
      • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the history of the Accelerated Promotion Program, and Navy's considerations to enable the accelerated promotions.
      • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on the potential use of water quality credits to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, to include the costs, benefits, and challenges associated.
      • Brown, D-Md., that would direct the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to designate an executive to coordinate corrosion control and prevention program activities.
      • Walz, D-Minn., that would state that it is the policy of the Defense Department that National Guard flyovers of public events may only be flown as part of an approved training mission. It would give the state or territory adjutant general the authority to approve Air National Guard and Army National Guard flyovers in that state or territory.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Kelly, R-Miss., that would add report language to require the secretary of the Air Force to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 27, 2017 on the Air Force's efforts to maximize undergraduate pilot training.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the chief of Naval Operations to submit a plan to reinstate the Navy Mine Warfare Readiness Certification Program.
    • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to require the secretary of the Navy to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the history of the Accelerated Promotion Program, and Navy's considerations to enable the accelerated promotions.
    • Wittman, R-Va., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on the potential use of water quality credits to comply with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, to include the costs, benefits, and challenges associated.
    • Brown, D-Md., that would direct the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to designate an executive to coordinate corrosion control and prevention program activities.
    • Walz, D-Minn., that would state that it is the policy of the Defense Department that National Guard flyovers of public events may only be flown as part of an approved training mission. It would give the state or territory adjutant general the authority to approve Air National Guard and Army National Guard flyovers in that state or territory.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      It would authorize appropriations for military construction projects, housing programs and land acquisition. It would modify previously authorized military construction projects.

      The bill would reject the Pentagon's request to start a new base-closure round in fiscal 2021.

      It would direct the Pentagon to report to Congress on its plans for expediting security clearances.

      It would direct the Navy and Air Force secretaries to brief the committee on their respective branches current enterprise resource planning systems.

      It would also direct the secretary of Defense to brief the committee on the status of the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, a program that protects military training facilities.

      The bill would require the secretary of Defense to brief the committee at the end of each fiscal year through 2021 on the management and hiring numbers of civilian personnel at defense industrial base, range and test facilities.

      It also would grant a one-year extension to endow allowances, benefits and gratuities to civilians on official duty in combat zones.

      The bill would correct the record to accurately identify Army Guard locations in Springfield, Mo., and Aquadilla, Puerto Rico.

      As amended, it would clarify that nothing in bill would authorize a Base Realignment and Closure round.

      As amended, the bill would withhold 25 percent of the Office of Secretary of the Navy's funding until the secretary submits to Congress a notice that a request for proposals has been issued to solicit bids for a dry dock in the Western Pacific to deal with heavy ship depot-level repairs.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of Defense whenever it enters into a contract for Afghan military and security forces uniforms to have the contractor do a cost-benefit analysis of the uniform specification related to the uniforms.

      As amended, it would require the Defense Department to study the impact of climate change on the military's top 10 installations around the world that could be affected by rising sea levels, drought, wild fires and thawing permafrost in the next 20 years.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      It would authorize appropriations for military construction projects, housing programs and land acquisition. It would modify previously authorized military construction projects.

      The bill would reject the Pentagon's request to start a new base-closure round in fiscal 2021.

      It would direct the Pentagon to report to Congress on its plans for expediting security clearances.

      It would direct the Navy and Air Force secretaries to brief the committee on their respective branches current enterprise resource planning systems.

      It would also direct the secretary of Defense to brief the committee on the status of the Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, a program that protects military training facilities.

      The bill would require the secretary of Defense to brief the committee at the end of each fiscal year through 2021 on the management and hiring numbers of civilian personnel at defense industrial base, range and test facilities.

      It also would grant a one-year extension to endow allowances, benefits and gratuities to civilians on official duty in combat zones.

      The bill would correct the record to accurately identify Army Guard locations in Springfield, Mo., and Aquadilla, Puerto Rico.

      As amended, it would clarify that nothing in bill would authorize a Base Realignment and Closure round.

      As amended, the bill would withhold 25 percent of the Office of Secretary of the Navy's funding until the secretary submits to Congress a notice that a request for proposals has been issued to solicit bids for a dry dock in the Western Pacific to deal with heavy ship depot-level repairs.

      As amended, it would require the secretary of Defense whenever it enters into a contract for Afghan military and security forces uniforms to have the contractor do a cost-benefit analysis of the uniform specification related to the uniforms.

      As amended, it would require the Defense Department to study the impact of climate change on the military's top 10 installations around the world that could be affected by rising sea levels, drought, wild fires and thawing permafrost in the next 20 years.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 1, 2018 on local purchasing contracts for the Defense Commissary Agency, including the cost of second destination transportation to provide commissary goods in Guam.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would allow retirement payments to be garnished pursuant to court-ordered judgments for child abuse.
      • Jones, R-N.C., that would allow the Defense secretary to allow certain members of the military to obtain hyperbaric oxygen therapy at military medical treatment facilities to treat post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
      • Cook, R-Calif., that would allow the Defense secretary to establish a pilot program to provide job placement assistance and employment services to members of the National Guard and Reserves.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the military services' ability to provide childcare development services on military installations.
      • Wilson, R-S.C., that would direct the Defense secretary to prescribe regulations to allow a member of the military, in the event of a permanent change of station, to request that their spouse or other dependent continue to live in government-owned or leased housing.
      • Scott, R-Ga., that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that contracts with TRICARE pharmacy program contractors include requirements to ensure that information regarding the pricing standard for prescription drugs is made available to those receiving TRICARE benefits.
      • O'Rourke, D-Texas, that would require a mental health examination for service members before they transition from the military along with existing physical exam.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would direct the secretary of the Navy, within one year of the bill's enactment, to revise policy to make former dependents of members of the Armed Forces eligible for representation by a Victim's Legal Counsel if the dependent was the victim of an alleged sex-related offense by a member of the Armed Forces.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 1, 2018 on local purchasing contracts for the Defense Commissary Agency, including the cost of second destination transportation to provide commissary goods in Guam.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would allow retirement payments to be garnished pursuant to court-ordered judgments for child abuse.
    • Jones, R-N.C., that would allow the Defense secretary to allow certain members of the military to obtain hyperbaric oxygen therapy at military medical treatment facilities to treat post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.
    • Cook, R-Calif., that would allow the Defense secretary to establish a pilot program to provide job placement assistance and employment services to members of the National Guard and Reserves.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on the military services' ability to provide childcare development services on military installations.
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would direct the Defense secretary to prescribe regulations to allow a member of the military, in the event of a permanent change of station, to request that their spouse or other dependent continue to live in government-owned or leased housing.
    • Scott, R-Ga., that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that contracts with TRICARE pharmacy program contractors include requirements to ensure that information regarding the pricing standard for prescription drugs is made available to those receiving TRICARE benefits.
    • O'Rourke, D-Texas, that would require a mental health examination for service members before they transition from the military along with existing physical exam.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would direct the secretary of the Navy, within one year of the bill's enactment, to revise policy to make former dependents of members of the Armed Forces eligible for representation by a Victim's Legal Counsel if the dependent was the victim of an alleged sex-related offense by a member of the Armed Forces.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Preventative Health Services
        Carbajal, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would expand TRICARE-covered preventive health care services to include preventive health services comparable to those required to be provided by a group or individual health insurance coverage under the 2010 health care overhaul law.

      Amendment that would expand TRICARE-covered preventive health care services to include preventive health services comparable to those required to be provided by a group or individual health insurance coverage under the 2010 health care overhaul law.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Jones, R-N.C., that would extend for one year, through Sept. 30, 2019, a pilot program for Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity in the TRICARE Pharmacy Benefits Program.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on service-wide efforts to increase the propensity of women to serve in the armed forces.
      • Scott, R-Ga., that would authorize the Defense secretary to establish a Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cyber Institutes at senior military colleges to accelerate the development of foundational expertise in critical cyber operational skills for future military and civilian leaders of the armed forces and the Defense Department, including leaders for military reserve components.
      • Smith, D-Wash., that would direct the secretary of Defense to carry out a five-year pilot program to provide health care assistance services to certain covered beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select to improve the health outcomes and patient experience for those with complex medical conditions.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would require that if there is a military prosecution of an alleged sex-related offense, the Special Victims' Counsel be provided a copy of all the prosecutor's case information that is not privileged.
      • Gallego, D-Ariz., that would direct the secretary of the Army to establish a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a post-secondary credential at a minority-serving Institution.
      • Abraham, R-La., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by April 1, 2018 on the process used to include para health professionals in the Military Health System.
      • Wittman, R-Va., that would allow the Transportation secretary to designate covered training entities as centers of excellence for domestic and maritime workforce training and education.
      • Khanna, D-Calif., that would authorize the Armed Forces Retirement Home to lease excess property.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Jones, R-N.C., that would extend for one year, through Sept. 30, 2019, a pilot program for Prescription Drug Acquisition Cost Parity in the TRICARE Pharmacy Benefits Program.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on service-wide efforts to increase the propensity of women to serve in the armed forces.
    • Scott, R-Ga., that would authorize the Defense secretary to establish a Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cyber Institutes at senior military colleges to accelerate the development of foundational expertise in critical cyber operational skills for future military and civilian leaders of the armed forces and the Defense Department, including leaders for military reserve components.
    • Smith, D-Wash., that would direct the secretary of Defense to carry out a five-year pilot program to provide health care assistance services to certain covered beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select to improve the health outcomes and patient experience for those with complex medical conditions.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would require that if there is a military prosecution of an alleged sex-related offense, the Special Victims' Counsel be provided a copy of all the prosecutor's case information that is not privileged.
    • Gallego, D-Ariz., that would direct the secretary of the Army to establish a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a post-secondary credential at a minority-serving Institution.
    • Abraham, R-La., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by April 1, 2018 on the process used to include para health professionals in the Military Health System.
    • Wittman, R-Va., that would allow the Transportation secretary to designate covered training entities as centers of excellence for domestic and maritime workforce training and education.
    • Khanna, D-Calif., that would authorize the Armed Forces Retirement Home to lease excess property.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Sex-Related Offense Proceedings
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require that charges related to sexual offenses be referred to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the military branch the accused is a member of to determine whether or not the charge should be referred to trial or by court-martial.

      Amendment that would require that charges related to sexual offenses be referred to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the military branch the accused is a member of to determine whether or not the charge should be referred to trial or by court-martial.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Court-Martial Jury Selection
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require, beginning 30 days after the bill's enactment, that selection for a court-martial jury be conducted on a randomized basis.

      Amendment that would require, beginning 30 days after the bill's enactment, that selection for a court-martial jury be conducted on a randomized basis.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — SNAP Eligibility
        S. Davis, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would, beginning Jan. 1, 2019, exclude the value of a military housing allowance from any calculation of income, assets or resources used to determine eligibility to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance program and other federal nutrition programs.

      Amendment that would, beginning Jan. 1, 2019, exclude the value of a military housing allowance from any calculation of income, assets or resources used to determine eligibility to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance program and other federal nutrition programs.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Non-Regular Service Retirement Benefits
        Walz, D-Minn. —

      Amendment that would reduce the requirements needed to access retirement benefits for members who served under non-regular service guidelines.

      Amendment that would reduce the requirements needed to access retirement benefits for members who served under non-regular service guidelines.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Jones, R-N.C., that would require the Defense secretary to direct commanding officers of a military base with a commissary or exchange to set up an advisory board to advise the commanding officer regarding the interest of military commissary and exchange beneficiaries.
      • Brady, D-Pa., that would add report language to direct the Government Accountability Office to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 30, 2019 on how military services collect and maintain data on the race and gender of service members convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, recommendations on how to improve the process and analysis to help determine whether racial disparities exist.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary, by March 1, 2018, to submit to the House and Senate Armed Services committees a report on the Defense Department personnel policies regarding members of the armed forces infected with HIV.
      • Veasey, D-Texas, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on the availability of certified financial planners to service members and how service members are informed of this availability at the onset of the new Blended Retirement System.
      • Wenstrup, R-Ohio, that would establish a three-year podiatric medicine and surgical residency requirement to serve as a podiatrist in the armed forces.
      • Thornberry, R-Texas, that would allow the Defense secretary to award on behalf of Congress a Congressional Defense Service Medal to recognize exemplary service or significant achievement in the furtherance of the defense and national security of the United States.
      • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would express the sense of Congress regarding the allocation of resources for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Jones, R-N.C., that would require the Defense secretary to direct commanding officers of a military base with a commissary or exchange to set up an advisory board to advise the commanding officer regarding the interest of military commissary and exchange beneficiaries.
    • Brady, D-Pa., that would add report language to direct the Government Accountability Office to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 30, 2019 on how military services collect and maintain data on the race and gender of service members convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, recommendations on how to improve the process and analysis to help determine whether racial disparities exist.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary, by March 1, 2018, to submit to the House and Senate Armed Services committees a report on the Defense Department personnel policies regarding members of the armed forces infected with HIV.
    • Veasey, D-Texas, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on the availability of certified financial planners to service members and how service members are informed of this availability at the onset of the new Blended Retirement System.
    • Wenstrup, R-Ohio, that would establish a three-year podiatric medicine and surgical residency requirement to serve as a podiatrist in the armed forces.
    • Thornberry, R-Texas, that would allow the Defense secretary to award on behalf of Congress a Congressional Defense Service Medal to recognize exemplary service or significant achievement in the furtherance of the defense and national security of the United States.
    • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would express the sense of Congress regarding the allocation of resources for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Concurrent Retirement Payments
        Gaetz, R-Fla. —

      Amendment that would allow military retirees to receive concurrent payments for military retirement and veterans' disability compensation.

      Amendment that would allow military retirees to receive concurrent payments for military retirement and veterans' disability compensation.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — TRICARE Cost-Sharing Requirements
        S. Davis, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would establish a single fee schedule for TRICARE programs.

      Amendment that would establish a single fee schedule for TRICARE programs.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Co-Ed Basic Training
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would add report language to require the commandant of the Marine Corps to report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees on the required changes the Marine Corps would need to make in order to fully integrate men and women into a singular basic training program.

      Amendment that would add report language to require the commandant of the Marine Corps to report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees on the required changes the Marine Corps would need to make in order to fully integrate men and women into a singular basic training program.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Immigrant Military Enlistment
        Thornberry, R-Texas —

      Substitute amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary is authorized to allow individuals otherwise ineligible to enlist in the U.S. military to do so if it is "vital to the national interest." The Gallego amendment would have expressed the sense of Congress that the secretary should establish a process to permit immigrants, authorized to work in the U.S. through the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, to enlist in the Armed Forces.

      Substitute amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary is authorized to allow individuals otherwise ineligible to enlist in the U.S. military to do so if it is "vital to the national interest." The Gallego amendment would have expressed the sense of Congress that the secretary should establish a process to permit immigrants, authorized to work in the U.S. through the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, to enlist in the Armed Forces.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Immigrant Military Enlistment
        Gallego, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary is authorized to allow individuals otherwise ineligible to enlist in the U.S. military to do so if it is "vital to the national interest."

      Amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary is authorized to allow individuals otherwise ineligible to enlist in the U.S. military to do so if it is "vital to the national interest."

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Women in the Draft
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require women, age 18 to 26, to register for the Military Selective Services beginning 90 days after the bill's enactment.

      Amendment that would require women, age 18 to 26, to register for the Military Selective Services beginning 90 days after the bill's enactment.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Gender Double Standards
        McSally, R-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to review instances where men and women are held to different standards. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 1, 2018 on any such differences the secretary suggests should stay the same.

      Amendment that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to review instances where men and women are held to different standards. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 1, 2018 on any such differences the secretary suggests should stay the same.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Military Treatment Facilities
        Stefanik, R-N.Y. —

      Amendment that would, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, make the director of the Defense Health Agency responsible for the administration of each military medical treatment facility.

      Amendment that would, beginning Oct. 1, 2019, make the director of the Defense Health Agency responsible for the administration of each military medical treatment facility.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Veasey, D-Texas, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to evaluate the recruitment and retention rates of military service academy candidates, current cadets/midshipmen, and graduates in order to improve diversity of commissioned officers. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2018 on the results of such evaluation.
      • Veasey, that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to evaluate the necessary resources and methods the department requires to prevent military-related suicides due to post-traumatic stress disorder and other factors. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2018 on the results of such evaluation.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., to express the sense of Congress that civilians who are victims of domestic or international terrorism should be allowed treatment at military facilities.
      • Russell, R-Okla., that would require the Defense secretary to reimburse members of the Armed Forces for relicensing costs to engage in an occupation after leaving the military. It also would direct the Defense and Homeland Security secretaries to develop recommendations to expedite the portability of licenses and certifications for former members of the military.
      • Courtney, D-Conn., that would add report language to direct the director of the Defense Health Agency to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the data processing systems currently being used to analyze health records along with any research the Defense Medical Surveillance System has identified linking veterans service with unexplained illnesses and the current limitation on research due to insufficient processing capabilities.
      • Brown, D-Md., that would require the Defense secretary to modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty to create a subject line for an individual to write two email addresses where they can be reached after discharge.
      • Walz, D-Minn., that would add language stating that Congress supports the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day and encourages United States citizens to learn the history of the medal and honor recipients.
      • Hunter, R-Calif., that would require the commandant of the Coast Guard to submit a report, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committees on ways in which the Coast Guard can prevent sexual assault and supplement a strategic plan including goals related to sexual assault victim recovery.
      • Jones, R-N.C., that would extend educational benefits and federal career options for dependents of retired members of the armed forces.

      Adopt, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Veasey, D-Texas, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to evaluate the recruitment and retention rates of military service academy candidates, current cadets/midshipmen, and graduates in order to improve diversity of commissioned officers. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2018 on the results of such evaluation.
    • Veasey, that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to evaluate the necessary resources and methods the department requires to prevent military-related suicides due to post-traumatic stress disorder and other factors. It would require the secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2018 on the results of such evaluation.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., to express the sense of Congress that civilians who are victims of domestic or international terrorism should be allowed treatment at military facilities.
    • Russell, R-Okla., that would require the Defense secretary to reimburse members of the Armed Forces for relicensing costs to engage in an occupation after leaving the military. It also would direct the Defense and Homeland Security secretaries to develop recommendations to expedite the portability of licenses and certifications for former members of the military.
    • Courtney, D-Conn., that would add report language to direct the director of the Defense Health Agency to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the data processing systems currently being used to analyze health records along with any research the Defense Medical Surveillance System has identified linking veterans service with unexplained illnesses and the current limitation on research due to insufficient processing capabilities.
    • Brown, D-Md., that would require the Defense secretary to modify the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty to create a subject line for an individual to write two email addresses where they can be reached after discharge.
    • Walz, D-Minn., that would add language stating that Congress supports the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day and encourages United States citizens to learn the history of the medal and honor recipients.
    • Hunter, R-Calif., that would require the commandant of the Coast Guard to submit a report, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committees on ways in which the Coast Guard can prevent sexual assault and supplement a strategic plan including goals related to sexual assault victim recovery.
    • Jones, R-N.C., that would extend educational benefits and federal career options for dependents of retired members of the armed forces.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Naturalization Resources
        Carbajal, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that all members of the military who are immigrants who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. are informed of their eligibility for the naturalization process as a member of the Armed Forces. It also would require the secretary to ensure that resources are made available to assist such servicemembers through the application and naturalization process.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to ensure that all members of the military who are immigrants who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S. are informed of their eligibility for the naturalization process as a member of the Armed Forces. It also would require the secretary to ensure that resources are made available to assist such servicemembers through the application and naturalization process.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Military Diversity
        Veasey, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to evaluate whether allowing non-citizens who possess an employment authorization pursuant to the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy to be appointed to and to attend military academies would impact the diversity of ranking officers within the armed forces.

      Amendment that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to evaluate whether allowing non-citizens who possess an employment authorization pursuant to the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy to be appointed to and to attend military academies would impact the diversity of ranking officers within the armed forces.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Immigrant Armed Forces Enlistment
      Thornberry, R-Texas —

      Amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would state that it is current policy of the Defense secretary to authorize individuals covered by the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program to enlist in the military. The Gallego amendment would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary should establish a process to allow individuals authorized to work in the United States under the DACA program to enlist in the military.

      Amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would state that it is current policy of the Defense secretary to authorize individuals covered by the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program to enlist in the military. The Gallego amendment would express the sense of Congress that the Defense secretary should establish a process to allow individuals authorized to work in the United States under the DACA program to enlist in the military.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Immigrant Armed Forces Enlistment
      Gallego, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would state that it is current policy of the Defense secretary to authorize individuals covered by the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program to enlist in the military.

      Amendment that would state that it is current policy of the Defense secretary to authorize individuals covered by the Homeland Security Department's Deferred Action Childhood Arrival Program to enlist in the military.

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Speier, D-Calif., that would require annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office reports to include information regarding military sexual harassment and incidents of non-consensual distribution of a private sexual image of another person, commonly called revenge porn. It would require the reports to include the number of substantiated and unsubstantiated claims, a summary of all substantiated reports and the actions taken in the case of these reports.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would require annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office reports to include information regarding domestic assault cases involving a member of the armed forces.
      • Davis, D-Calif., to add report language to direct the Defense secretary to review restrictions on service member appeals to the United States Supreme Court and whether the restrictions should be eliminated. It also would require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by April 30, 2018 on the issue.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the implementation of a pilot program that would to
        allow individuals to cryopreserve gametes to allow for them to have a family after they are discharged from the military.
      • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the best method to ensure that service members do not share non-consensual sexual images of others through social media.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would allow information on sexual assault committed by members of the armed service members to be released publicly.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Speier, D-Calif., that would require annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office reports to include information regarding military sexual harassment and incidents of non-consensual distribution of a private sexual image of another person, commonly called revenge porn. It would require the reports to include the number of substantiated and unsubstantiated claims, a summary of all substantiated reports and the actions taken in the case of these reports.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would require annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office reports to include information regarding domestic assault cases involving a member of the armed forces.
    • Davis, D-Calif., to add report language to direct the Defense secretary to review restrictions on service member appeals to the United States Supreme Court and whether the restrictions should be eliminated. It also would require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by April 30, 2018 on the issue.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the implementation of a pilot program that would to allow individuals to cryopreserve gametes to allow for them to have a family after they are discharged from the military.
    • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 31, 2018 on the best method to ensure that service members do not share non-consensual sexual images of others through social media.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., that would allow information on sexual assault committed by members of the armed service members to be released publicly.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Immigration Office
        Veasey, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would establish an Office of Service Member Naturalization within the Defense Department to help members of the military who are not U.S. citizens to complete the naturalization process before they leave the military.

      Amendment that would establish an Office of Service Member Naturalization within the Defense Department to help members of the military who are not U.S. citizens to complete the naturalization process before they leave the military.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Military Personnel — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department spending under the subcommittee's jurisdiction. It would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase for all military personnel. This portion of the bill also would make the sharing of intimate photos without consent, known as "revenge porn" a violation of the military code of justice.

      It would create a process that would allow veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury to appeal other-than-honorable discharges to allow them easier access to veterans' benefits. This portion of the bill would ensure the two boards that consider such appeals adhere to the same requirements, including considering non-military medical evidence.

      As amended, the bill would express the sense of Congress that the secretary of Defense is authorized to allow individuals who are currently authorized to work in the U.S. through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to enlist in the Armed Forces.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department spending under the subcommittee's jurisdiction. It would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase for all military personnel. This portion of the bill also would make the sharing of intimate photos without consent, known as "revenge porn" a violation of the military code of justice.

      It would create a process that would allow veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury to appeal other-than-honorable discharges to allow them easier access to veterans' benefits. This portion of the bill would ensure the two boards that consider such appeals adhere to the same requirements, including considering non-military medical evidence.

      As amended, the bill would express the sense of Congress that the secretary of Defense is authorized to allow individuals who are currently authorized to work in the U.S. through the Department of Homeland Security's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to enlist in the Armed Forces.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Space Corps Report
        Turner, R-Ohio —

      Amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees, by March 1, 2018, an interim report on whether there is a strategic need to establish an Air Force Space Corps. It would require the final report to be submitted to the congressional defense committees by Aug. 1, 2018.

      Amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees, by March 1, 2018, an interim report on whether there is a strategic need to establish an Air Force Space Corps. It would require the final report to be submitted to the congressional defense committees by Aug. 1, 2018.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would bar the use of funds authorized for Defense Department programs in fiscal 2017 through 2019 to aid in the development of a mobile variant of ground-based strategic deterrent missiles.
      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to submit an annual report in fiscal 2019 through 2021, on any anti-smuggling radiation detection systems to be deployed during that fiscal year.
      • DesJarlais, R-Tenn., that would add report language to direct the administrator for Nuclear Security to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 30, 2018 on what operations the National Nuclear Security Administration is taking to identify risk factors due to aging nuclear facilities.
      • Hartzler, R-Mo., that would direct the Energy secretary to adjust the amount of minor construction to reflect the percentage of the increase in the average of the Consumer Price Index.
      • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to submit a report to the congressional defense committees, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, describing the impacts of nuclear proliferation and how the department intends to respond to threats of nuclear proliferation.
      • Khanna, D-Calif., that would require the director for Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation to evaluate the design trade options associated with the W80-4 warhead and submit the findings to the administrator for Nuclear Security within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
      • Brooks, R-Ala., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to report annually to the congressional defense committees on covered hardware projects or projects that are focused on the production and deployment and those that exceed $500 million in total program cost over the course of five years.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would bar the use of funds authorized for Defense Department programs in fiscal 2017 through 2019 to aid in the development of a mobile variant of ground-based strategic deterrent missiles.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to submit an annual report in fiscal 2019 through 2021, on any anti-smuggling radiation detection systems to be deployed during that fiscal year.
    • DesJarlais, R-Tenn., that would add report language to direct the administrator for Nuclear Security to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Jan. 30, 2018 on what operations the National Nuclear Security Administration is taking to identify risk factors due to aging nuclear facilities.
    • Hartzler, R-Mo., that would direct the Energy secretary to adjust the amount of minor construction to reflect the percentage of the increase in the average of the Consumer Price Index.
    • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to submit a report to the congressional defense committees, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, describing the impacts of nuclear proliferation and how the department intends to respond to threats of nuclear proliferation.
    • Khanna, D-Calif., that would require the director for Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation to evaluate the design trade options associated with the W80-4 warhead and submit the findings to the administrator for Nuclear Security within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    • Brooks, R-Ala., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to report annually to the congressional defense committees on covered hardware projects or projects that are focused on the production and deployment and those that exceed $500 million in total program cost over the course of five years.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Long-Range Weapons
        Garamendi, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would limit the amount authorized by the bill that can be obligated or expended in fiscal 2018 for the Department of Defense's long-range standoff missile weapon to $95.6 million and on the W80-4 life extension program to $220.3 million until the Nuclear Posture Review is complete and the weapons meet the posture requirements described in the review.

      Amendment that would limit the amount authorized by the bill that can be obligated or expended in fiscal 2018 for the Department of Defense's long-range standoff missile weapon to $95.6 million and on the W80-4 life extension program to $220.3 million until the Nuclear Posture Review is complete and the weapons meet the posture requirements described in the review.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Russian Sanctions
        Adam Smith, D-Wash. —

      Amendment that would require the president to submit to congressional defense committees, by April 1, 2018, a plan to impose sanctions on the Russian Federation due to non-compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty. It would require the secretary of State to develop plans with allies on how to maximize the effect of such sanctions and would terminate the sanctions when the president certifies to Congress that the Russian Federation is complying with the INF Treaty.

      Amendment that would require the president to submit to congressional defense committees, by April 1, 2018, a plan to impose sanctions on the Russian Federation due to non-compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty. It would require the secretary of State to develop plans with allies on how to maximize the effect of such sanctions and would terminate the sanctions when the president certifies to Congress that the Russian Federation is complying with the INF Treaty.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Standard Missile Block Funds
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for the Defense Department to make a final production decision or deployment of the standard missile 3 block II A until the failure review board of the director of the Missile Defense Agency has identified the cause of failure and the cause has been fixed.

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for the Defense Department to make a final production decision or deployment of the standard missile 3 block II A until the failure review board of the director of the Missile Defense Agency has identified the cause of failure and the cause has been fixed.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Speier, D-Calif., that would withhold $50 million of the funds authorized for ground-based defense system until the Defense secretary certifies to Congress that the risk of mission failure due to foreign objects debris has been minimized.
      • Davis, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics to brief the Senate and House Armed Services committees by Feb. 1, 2018 on the commonality internationally of specific ground-based strategic deterrent systems as long as the incentives included in request proposal solutions.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to assess whether or not the stockpile stewardship management programs can be executed with the current budget and associated risks.
      • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate armed services and intelligence committees, by Dec. 15, 2017 on the impact, if any, the 2017 National Missile Defense Policy had on Russian or Chinese defense policy.
      • Cooper, D-Tenn., that would require the Energy secretary to conduct an evaluation on the costs and savings of classifying certain defense nuclear waste as other than high-level radioactive waste by consider the potential disposal and path and timeline.
      • Brooks, R-Ala., that would direct the Defense secretary to plan for the early operational capability for conventional prompt strike weapon system by the Sept. 30, 2022. It would require the report to consider the resources necessary for the development of the program and the estimated timelines for the delivery of a medium-range weapon.
      • Franks, R-Ariz., that would direct the administrator for Nuclear Security to carry out a comprehensive design competition for nuclear warheads by 2030.
      • Coffman, R-Colo., that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for research and development to be used for the development for the Evolved Strategic SATCOM system until reports on mission assurance and detailed plans for ground control systems are submitted to Congress.
      • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would require the Defense secretary, within 30 days after the Ballistic Missile Defense Review is issued, to determine the location for a potential additional continental interceptor site.
      • Hunter, R-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to conduct a business case study on the option to ensure a robust domestic industrial base to supply ammonium perchlorate for use in rocket motors.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Speier, D-Calif., that would withhold $50 million of the funds authorized for ground-based defense system until the Defense secretary certifies to Congress that the risk of mission failure due to foreign objects debris has been minimized.
    • Davis, D-Calif., that would add report language to direct the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics to brief the Senate and House Armed Services committees by Feb. 1, 2018 on the commonality internationally of specific ground-based strategic deterrent systems as long as the incentives included in request proposal solutions.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the administrator for Nuclear Security to assess whether or not the stockpile stewardship management programs can be executed with the current budget and associated risks.
    • Larsen, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate armed services and intelligence committees, by Dec. 15, 2017 on the impact, if any, the 2017 National Missile Defense Policy had on Russian or Chinese defense policy.
    • Cooper, D-Tenn., that would require the Energy secretary to conduct an evaluation on the costs and savings of classifying certain defense nuclear waste as other than high-level radioactive waste by consider the potential disposal and path and timeline.
    • Brooks, R-Ala., that would direct the Defense secretary to plan for the early operational capability for conventional prompt strike weapon system by the Sept. 30, 2022. It would require the report to consider the resources necessary for the development of the program and the estimated timelines for the delivery of a medium-range weapon.
    • Franks, R-Ariz., that would direct the administrator for Nuclear Security to carry out a comprehensive design competition for nuclear warheads by 2030.
    • Coffman, R-Colo., that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for research and development to be used for the development for the Evolved Strategic SATCOM system until reports on mission assurance and detailed plans for ground control systems are submitted to Congress.
    • Stefanik, R-N.Y., that would require the Defense secretary, within 30 days after the Ballistic Missile Defense Review is issued, to determine the location for a potential additional continental interceptor site.
    • Hunter, R-Calif., that would require the Defense secretary to conduct a business case study on the option to ensure a robust domestic industrial base to supply ammonium perchlorate for use in rocket motors.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Vote to Report

      Authorize fiscal 2018 defense programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      It would create a separate military service, under the Department of the Air Force, called Space Corps responsible for Air Force national security space programs. It would designate a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as its chief.

      The panel's mark also would re-establish U.S. Space Command as a new four-star position under U.S. Strategic Command.

      The measure would bar the Pentagon from buying satellite services if there is a threat that they could be compromised by cyber vulnerabilities or because they are launched by, or contained parts from, adversary nations.

      It would authorize $705 million for systems in Israel that U.S. companies would develop or produce in conjunction with the Israelis.

      The measure also would support a requirement that the agency begin developing a new system of missile-tracking satellites and procure 24 additional interceptors for Theater High Altitude Area Defense batteries.

      It also would endorse procurement of 147 unrequested PAC-3 MSE interceptors for Patriot antimissile systems.

      It would urge a $2 billion increase to the president's request for missile defense programs. It also would authorize an additional $550 million for Israeli antimissile systems. As amended, it would authorize $20 million for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 defense programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

      It would create a separate military service, under the Department of the Air Force, called Space Corps responsible for Air Force national security space programs. It would designate a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as its chief.

      The panel's mark also would re-establish U.S. Space Command as a new four-star position under U.S. Strategic Command.

      The measure would bar the Pentagon from buying satellite services if there is a threat that they could be compromised by cyber vulnerabilities or because they are launched by, or contained parts from, adversary nations.

      It would authorize $705 million for systems in Israel that U.S. companies would develop or produce in conjunction with the Israelis.

      The measure also would support a requirement that the agency begin developing a new system of missile-tracking satellites and procure 24 additional interceptors for Theater High Altitude Area Defense batteries.

      It also would endorse procurement of 147 unrequested PAC-3 MSE interceptors for Patriot antimissile systems.

      It would urge a $2 billion increase to the president's request for missile defense programs. It also would authorize an additional $550 million for Israeli antimissile systems. As amended, it would authorize $20 million for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would direct the Defense Department to focus on purchasing goods with a short shelf life through commercial means instead of special contractors.
      • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would establish procedures to ensure that small businesses have a method to directly communicate with the Defense Department regarding contracting opportunities on federal websites.
      • Byrne, R-Ala., that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit, within one year of the bill's enactment, a report on the feasibility and effects of increasing the percentage of total gross revenue by covered contractors.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the Defense secretary to encourage standard guidelines for evaluating requirements for service contracts.
      • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would prohibit the Defense Department to utilize any funds not specifically appropriated for contracting services to hire additional private contractors.
      • Gallagher, R-Wis., that would make federal prison industry products eligible for sale under the online marketplace created for federal agencies to purchase commercial products.
      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language to require the administrator of the General Services Administration to provide briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 regarding the use of the fixed based operator website to collect data on canceled solicitations.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would direct the Defense Department to focus on purchasing goods with a short shelf life through commercial means instead of special contractors.
    • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would establish procedures to ensure that small businesses have a method to directly communicate with the Defense Department regarding contracting opportunities on federal websites.
    • Byrne, R-Ala., that would require the Government Accountability Office to submit, within one year of the bill's enactment, a report on the feasibility and effects of increasing the percentage of total gross revenue by covered contractors.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would require the Defense secretary to encourage standard guidelines for evaluating requirements for service contracts.
    • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would prohibit the Defense Department to utilize any funds not specifically appropriated for contracting services to hire additional private contractors.
    • Gallagher, R-Wis., that would make federal prison industry products eligible for sale under the online marketplace created for federal agencies to purchase commercial products.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add report language to require the administrator of the General Services Administration to provide briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 1, 2017 regarding the use of the fixed based operator website to collect data on canceled solicitations.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Firearms Purchase Residency Requirements
        Hunter, R-Calif. —

      Amendment that would, for firearm purchases, consider spouses of active-duty members of the armed forces as a resident of the state of the servicember's permanent duty station.

      Amendment that would, for firearm purchases, consider spouses of active-duty members of the armed forces as a resident of the state of the servicember's permanent duty station.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Asia-Pacific Defense Commission
        S. Murphy, D-Fla. —

      Amendment that would allow the president to establish an Asia-Pacific Defense Commission to strengthen cooperation between the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region to combat mutual threats. It would direct the Defense secretary to seek opportunities to enhance military training with Asia-Pacific allies to deepen cooperation between the militaries and to encourage respect for human rights and the rule of law.

      Amendment that would allow the president to establish an Asia-Pacific Defense Commission to strengthen cooperation between the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region to combat mutual threats. It would direct the Defense secretary to seek opportunities to enhance military training with Asia-Pacific allies to deepen cooperation between the militaries and to encourage respect for human rights and the rule of law.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Jones, R-N.C., that would redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
      • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the secretaries of Defense, Commerce and State to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees on the impact of expert controls on firearms and ammunition to include the processing of license for direct commercial sales.
      • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would express the sense of Congress on honoring the fallen heroes of World War I.
      • Shea-Porter, that would require the secretaries of Defense and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop an interagency anti-corruption strategy for contingency operations and send it to congressional defense committees. It also would require the strategy to include measurable benchmarks for disbursing reconstruction aid.
      • Conaway, R-Texas, that would making technical corrections to streamline current law relating to Defense Department audit standards.
      • Conaway, that would express the sense of Congress reaffirming support for the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
      • Conaway, that would express the sense of Congress reaffirming support and commitment to Estonia, latvia, and Lithuania.
      • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would authorize $123.9 million in non-Defense spending for the execution of the 2010 Compact Review Agreement for Palau.
      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would authorize an additional $4 million for the Department of Defense State Partnership Program to counteract the Drug Interdiction and Counter Drug Activities administrative, travel, infrastructure and support accounts.
      • Langevin, D-R.I., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on how the Defense Department will support the use of drones in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions abroad.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Jones, R-N.C., that would redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
    • Cook, R-Calif., that would add report language to require the secretaries of Defense, Commerce and State to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees on the impact of expert controls on firearms and ammunition to include the processing of license for direct commercial sales.
    • Shea-Porter, D-N.H., that would express the sense of Congress on honoring the fallen heroes of World War I.
    • Shea-Porter, that would require the secretaries of Defense and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop an interagency anti-corruption strategy for contingency operations and send it to congressional defense committees. It also would require the strategy to include measurable benchmarks for disbursing reconstruction aid.
    • Conaway, R-Texas, that would making technical corrections to streamline current law relating to Defense Department audit standards.
    • Conaway, that would express the sense of Congress reaffirming support for the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
    • Conaway, that would express the sense of Congress reaffirming support and commitment to Estonia, latvia, and Lithuania.
    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would authorize $123.9 million in non-Defense spending for the execution of the 2010 Compact Review Agreement for Palau.
    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would authorize an additional $4 million for the Department of Defense State Partnership Program to counteract the Drug Interdiction and Counter Drug Activities administrative, travel, infrastructure and support accounts.
    • Langevin, D-R.I., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on how the Defense Department will support the use of drones in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions abroad.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Congressional Notice of Terrorist Changes
        O'Rourke, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to notify the appropriate congressional committees, of changes to the list of entities that are associated forces or affiliates to al Qaeda or the Taliban, within 30 days of such changes.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to notify the appropriate congressional committees, of changes to the list of entities that are associated forces or affiliates to al Qaeda or the Taliban, within 30 days of such changes.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Military Authorization
        Moulton, D-Mass. —

      Amendment that would authorize the president to use all necessary force to protect U.S. national security from al Qaeda and the Taliban. The bill also would require the president to submit to appropriate congressional committees, once every 90 days, a list of entities and organized groups which the authorization for the use of force granted by the bill has been utilized against.

      Amendment that would authorize the president to use all necessary force to protect U.S. national security from al Qaeda and the Taliban. The bill also would require the president to submit to appropriate congressional committees, once every 90 days, a list of entities and organized groups which the authorization for the use of force granted by the bill has been utilized against.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Veterans Health Care Trust Fund
        O'Rourke, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would create a Veterans' Health Care Trust Fund within the general fund of the Treasury for the Iraq war and subsequent wars. It would allow the use of such funds for hospital care and medical services for veterans who served on active duty during the war.

      Amendment that would create a Veterans' Health Care Trust Fund within the general fund of the Treasury for the Iraq war and subsequent wars. It would allow the use of such funds for hospital care and medical services for veterans who served on active duty during the war.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Coffman, R-Colo., that would express the sense of Congress discouraging the Department of Defense from substituting costlier contractor personnel for available military personnel. It also would require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the congressional defense committees by March 31, 2018 on how the department plans to avoid this practice in the future.
      • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2017 on the future manpower resourcing needs in the U.S. Southern Command and its plans to contribute to the interagency effort to reduce the amount of illicit narcotics entering the country.
      • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees on the department's efforts to mitigate the risk of attacks on military personnel working alongside partnered nations. It would require the report to include: a description of each insider attack, any training received by the U.S., any vetting procedures undertaken, and any recommendations to further counter insider threats.
      • Turner, R-Ohio., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to seek methods of providing the best weapons systems to leverage the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
      • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would strike language to require reporting on enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan.
      • Thornberry, R-Texas, that would require the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on current infrastructure capabilities and methods of building better Internet capabilities in the Lajes Field in Portugal.
      • Walz, D-Minn., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the status of any funds that were transferred to other departments or agencies for foreign assistance programs and activities.
      • Gallagher, R-Wis., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to certain congressional committees by Oct. 1, 2017 on whether allies have enacted domestic laws that have adverse consequences for defense contractors.
      • Moulton, D-Mass., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on the importance of continuing the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Coffman, R-Colo., that would express the sense of Congress discouraging the Department of Defense from substituting costlier contractor personnel for available military personnel. It also would require the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the congressional defense committees by March 31, 2018 on how the department plans to avoid this practice in the future.
    • Scott, R-Ga., that would add report language to require the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Nov. 1, 2017 on the future manpower resourcing needs in the U.S. Southern Command and its plans to contribute to the interagency effort to reduce the amount of illicit narcotics entering the country.
    • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees on the department's efforts to mitigate the risk of attacks on military personnel working alongside partnered nations. It would require the report to include: a description of each insider attack, any training received by the U.S., any vetting procedures undertaken, and any recommendations to further counter insider threats.
    • Turner, R-Ohio., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to seek methods of providing the best weapons systems to leverage the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would strike language to require reporting on enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan.
    • Thornberry, R-Texas, that would require the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on current infrastructure capabilities and methods of building better Internet capabilities in the Lajes Field in Portugal.
    • Walz, D-Minn., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the status of any funds that were transferred to other departments or agencies for foreign assistance programs and activities.
    • Gallagher, R-Wis., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to certain congressional committees by Oct. 1, 2017 on whether allies have enacted domestic laws that have adverse consequences for defense contractors.
    • Moulton, D-Mass., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on the importance of continuing the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Cluster Bombs
        Adam Smith, D-Wash. —

      Amendment that would strike a provision that would bar the Defense secretary from demilitarizing the use of cluster bombs that have a less than 1 percent unexplode rate.

      Amendment that would strike a provision that would bar the Defense secretary from demilitarizing the use of cluster bombs that have a less than 1 percent unexplode rate.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Russian and Chinese Military Capabilities
        Walz, D-Minn. —

      Amendment that would require the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency to submit a report to the Defense secretary and the congressional defense and intelligence committees on the military capabilities of China and the Russian Federation. It would require the report to include an update of the current status and presence of the military and an analysis of a readiness deployment cycle of the military.

      Amendment that would require the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency to submit a report to the Defense secretary and the congressional defense and intelligence committees on the military capabilities of China and the Russian Federation. It would require the report to include an update of the current status and presence of the military and an analysis of a readiness deployment cycle of the military.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Korean Nuclear Posture
        Adam Smith, D-Wash. —

      Amendment that would clarify that the bill would not impede on the shared goal of the United States and countries of the Asia-Pacific to denuclearize North Korea.

      Amendment that would clarify that the bill would not impede on the shared goal of the United States and countries of the Asia-Pacific to denuclearize North Korea.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Border Wall Funding
        O'Rourke, D-Texas —

      Amendment to the Knight, R-Calif., substitute amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States. The Knight amendment would have clarified that the bill would not authorize funding for the development of a wall along the international border of the U.S. The underlying Gallego amendment would have barred the Defense secretary from transferring any funds authorized by the bill to another federal department or agency for the construction of new border barriers.

      Amendment to the Knight, R-Calif., substitute amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States. The Knight amendment would have clarified that the bill would not authorize funding for the development of a wall along the international border of the U.S. The underlying Gallego amendment would have barred the Defense secretary from transferring any funds authorized by the bill to another federal department or agency for the construction of new border barriers.

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Border Wall Funding
        Knight, R-Calif. —

      Amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States. The Gallego amendment would have barred the Defense secretary from transferring any funds authorized by the bill to another federal department or agency for the construction of new border barriers.

      Amendment to the Gallego, D-Ariz., amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States. The Gallego amendment would have barred the Defense secretary from transferring any funds authorized by the bill to another federal department or agency for the construction of new border barriers.

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Border Wall Funding
        Gallego, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States.

      Amendment that would prohibit the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending for the development of a border wall or fences along the international border of the United States.

      Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Arms Sales Waiver
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would repeal the president's ability to waive certain changes of the Arms Export Control Act that would impact sales.

      Amendment that would repeal the president's ability to waive certain changes of the Arms Export Control Act that would impact sales.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — En Bloc Amendments
       

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to require the Defense Department to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on the potential defense and security benefits to a peaceful resolution of the conciliation process in the Timor Sea.
      • Hartzler, R-Mo., that would authorize the secretaries of Energy and Defense to apply additional review for individuals with dual citizenship seeking positions that require access to highly classified information.
      • Hartzler, that would authorize the secretaries of Defense and Energy to add dual citizen positions with access to highly classified information to their counterintelligence polygraph program to assess possible risks.
      • Moulton, D-Mass., that would require the Defense Department to report quarterly on Iraqi security situations throughout Islamic State conflicted areas and assess the forces trained by the Office of Security Cooperation in-Iraq.
      • Gallego, D-Ariz., that would allow the Defense secretary to revoke security clearances of individuals caught engaging in unlawful contacts with foreign governments.
      • Smith, D-Wash., that would add report language to require the Defense Department to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on the role of the Russian military in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the targeting of democratic elections.
      • Franks, R-Ariz., that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should provide arms, training and equipment to vetted elements of the Nineveh Plain Council.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would add report language to require the Defense Department to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Sept. 30, 2017 on the potential defense and security benefits to a peaceful resolution of the conciliation process in the Timor Sea.
    • Hartzler, R-Mo., that would authorize the secretaries of Energy and Defense to apply additional review for individuals with dual citizenship seeking positions that require access to highly classified information.
    • Hartzler, that would authorize the secretaries of Defense and Energy to add dual citizen positions with access to highly classified information to their counterintelligence polygraph program to assess possible risks.
    • Moulton, D-Mass., that would require the Defense Department to report quarterly on Iraqi security situations throughout Islamic State conflicted areas and assess the forces trained by the Office of Security Cooperation in-Iraq.
    • Gallego, D-Ariz., that would allow the Defense secretary to revoke security clearances of individuals caught engaging in unlawful contacts with foreign governments.
    • Smith, D-Wash., that would add report language to require the Defense Department to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on the role of the Russian military in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the targeting of democratic elections.
    • Franks, R-Ariz., that would express the sense of Congress that the U.S. should provide arms, training and equipment to vetted elements of the Nineveh Plain Council.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Cyber Service Study
        Veasey, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Service separate from the U.S. Cyber Command that would be in charge of all cybersecurity issues. It would require the report to include the startup and maintenance costs of creating a Cyber Service and the number of people to be employed. it also would require the secretary, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the results of the study.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to conduct a study on the feasibility of establishing a Cyber Service separate from the U.S. Cyber Command that would be in charge of all cybersecurity issues. It would require the report to include the startup and maintenance costs of creating a Cyber Service and the number of people to be employed. it also would require the secretary, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the results of the study.

      Rejected 12-49.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Interagency Personnel Oversight
        Gabbard, D-Hawaii —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to notify the House and Senate Armed Services committees whenever a member or unit of any branch of the military is authorized to perform any duties outside of the Defense Department.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to notify the House and Senate Armed Services committees whenever a member or unit of any branch of the military is authorized to perform any duties outside of the Defense Department.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Drone Data
        Hunter, R-Calif. —

      Amendment that would require drones operated by the military to utilize the standard data link which does not include any undocumented waveforms or control interfaces.

      Amendment that would require drones operated by the military to utilize the standard data link which does not include any undocumented waveforms or control interfaces.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Surplus Firearms
        M. Rogers, R-Ala. —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to transfer any surplus firearms to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to transfer any surplus firearms to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

      Adopted 35-26.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Executive Branch Travel
        Byrne, R-Ala. —

      Amendment to the O'Halleran, D-Ariz., amendment that would require the Defense secretary to report annually to the congressional defense committees on the direct and indirect travel costs of the president, vice president and their families. The O'Halleran amendment would have required the Defense secretary to submit a report to the chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment and every 90 days thereafter, on the costs to support the president and his family's travel.

      Amendment to the O'Halleran, D-Ariz., amendment that would require the Defense secretary to report annually to the congressional defense committees on the direct and indirect travel costs of the president, vice president and their families. The O'Halleran amendment would have required the Defense secretary to submit a report to the chairman and ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment and every 90 days thereafter, on the costs to support the president and his family's travel.

      Adopted 0-0.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Presidential Travel Report
        O'Halleran, D-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to report annually to the congressional defense committees on the direct and indirect travel costs of the president, vice president and their families.

      Amendment that would require the Defense secretary to report annually to the congressional defense committees on the direct and indirect travel costs of the president, vice president and their families.

      Rejected (as amended) 31-31.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Property Expenses
        Speier, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for the Defense Department to pay for expenses incurred at a property owned or operated by the president or their immediate family if it would benefit such individual financially.

      Amendment that would bar the use of funds authorized for fiscal 2018 for the Defense Department to pay for expenses incurred at a property owned or operated by the president or their immediate family if it would benefit such individual financially.

      Rejected 30-32.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Military Children
        Veasey, D-Texas —

      Amendment that would include children of military reservists in state elementary and secondary school for annual Defense reporting requirements.

      Amendment that would include children of military reservists in state elementary and secondary school for annual Defense reporting requirements.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Widow Allowances
        S. Davis, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would increase the high-deployment allowance for lengthy deployments and mobilizations for military widows and aid paying pharmacy co-pays.

      Amendment that would increase the high-deployment allowance for lengthy deployments and mobilizations for military widows and aid paying pharmacy co-pays.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Transgender Individuals in Armed Services
        Hartzler, R-Mo. —

      Amendment that would terminate a Department of Defense memorandum that allows transgender individuals to serve in the military, and any departmental instruction based on such memo. It also would reinstate Defense Department policies in effect as of June 1, 2016 regarding medical care for transgendered individuals with gender dysphoria. It also would direct the Defense secretary to implement a plan to compensate and honorably discharge members of the Armed Forces who identify as transgender.

      Amendment that would terminate a Department of Defense memorandum that allows transgender individuals to serve in the military, and any departmental instruction based on such memo. It also would reinstate Defense Department policies in effect as of June 1, 2016 regarding medical care for transgendered individuals with gender dysphoria. It also would direct the Defense secretary to implement a plan to compensate and honorably discharge members of the Armed Forces who identify as transgender.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Military Awards Revocation
        Hunter, R-Calif. —

      Amendment that would bar the revocation of military decorations that have been awarded unless:

      • the secretary acquires new or additional information that calls into question the service for which the military decoration was awarded; or
      • the servicemember was convicted of a serious violent felony.

      Amendment that would bar the revocation of military decorations that have been awarded unless:

    • the secretary acquires new or additional information that calls into question the service for which the military decoration was awarded; or
    • the servicemember was convicted of a serious violent felony.
    • Adopted by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Cyber Security Education
        Rosen, D-Nev. —

      Amendment that would decrease by $50 million the amount authorized in fiscal 2018 to build a ballistic missile defense midcourse defense segment and increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the Cyber Scholarship Program. It also would increase by $15 million the amount authorized for cyber security educational services and increase by $30 million the amount authorized for Offensive Cyberspace Operations.

      Amendment that would decrease by $50 million the amount authorized in fiscal 2018 to build a ballistic missile defense midcourse defense segment and increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the Cyber Scholarship Program. It also would increase by $15 million the amount authorized for cyber security educational services and increase by $30 million the amount authorized for Offensive Cyberspace Operations.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Missile Defense Lair
        Franks, R-Ariz. —

      Amendment that would require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to develop a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer.

      Amendment that would require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to develop a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer.

      Adopted 36-26.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Atomic Energy Defense Activities
        Garamendi, D-Calif. —

      Amendment that would decrease by $15 million the amount authorized for Atomic Energy Defense Activities and Plutonium Sustainment. It also would increase the amount authorized for Operations and Maintenance for Weapons Dismantlement and Disposition by $4 million and for International Nuclear Security by $11 million.

      Amendment that would decrease by $15 million the amount authorized for Atomic Energy Defense Activities and Plutonium Sustainment. It also would increase the amount authorized for Operations and Maintenance for Weapons Dismantlement and Disposition by $4 million and for International Nuclear Security by $11 million.

      Rejected by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Cost Audit Waivers
        Suozzi, D-N.Y. —

      Amendment that would give the director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency the authority to select the Defense Contract Audit Agency or a qualified private auditor to perform an incurred cost audit.

      Amendment that would give the director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency the authority to select the Defense Contract Audit Agency or a qualified private auditor to perform an incurred cost audit.

      Withdrawn.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — En Bloc Amendments

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

      • Larsen, D-Wash., that would increase by $20 million the amount authorized for Department of Defense Impact Aid program for use in schools with large numbers of military-connected students.
      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would extend for two years, through Dec. 31, 2020 the U.S.- Israel anti-tunnel cooperation.
      • Tsongas, D-Mass., to add report language to require the director of the Defense Health Agency and the secretary of the Army to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on current studies related to chronic pain management and opioid abuse.
      • Knight, R-Calif., that would increase by $16 million the amount authorized for the research, development, testing, and evaluation of the Air Force Industrial Responsiveness program and decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for the Air Defense Command Control and Intelligence account.
      • Knight, R-Calif., that would increase by $9 million the amount authorized for the Navy Research Development Test and Evaluation intended to complete at-sea testing and engineering for an existing approach for a new periscopes on Virginia-class submarines. It would decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for Defense Health Program Operation and Maintenance account.
      • Speier, D-Calif., that would limit to $25 million, of the amount authorized for Defense Health Program fiscal 2018 research and development, the amount available to award grants to medical research universities studying early detection of chronic traumatic Encephalopathy.
      • Moulton, D-Mass., that would enable a civilian operating force structure sized for operation effectiveness in order to support readiness.
      • Bacon, R-Neb., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to develop training cyber partnerships by including emerging cyber threats in utility controls and Internet of Things operational physical systems.
      • Hunter, R-Calif., that would strike language regarding the use of commercial items in the Distributed Common Ground System.
      • Hunter that would strike report language regarding the use of commercial items in the Distributed Common Ground System.
      • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the Educational Partnership Agreements.
      • Suozzi, D-N.Y., that would increase by $12.2 million the amount authorized for environmental restoration for the Navy.
      • Langevin, D-R.I., that would increase by $10 million the amount authorized for the research and development of methods of counteracting environmental issues and reduce by the same amount the funding authorized for the Air and Space Ops Center.
      • Gaetz, R-Fla., that would increase by $1 million the amount authorized for the Air Forces Test and Evasion Support and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for the Defense-wide Advanced Innovative Technologies program.
      • Hunter, that would allow servicemembers on permanent change of service to vote in the state in which they are living, instead of the state of their permanent residence.
      • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to brief the congressional defense committees by Dec. 1, 2017 on the maintenance plan, sustainment costs and operation strategy for the Sea-Based X-Band radar.
      • Russell, R-Okla., that would require more specific information regarding the long-term viability of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative including an analysis of future military construction costs.
      • Turner, R-Ohio, that would impose a two-year minimum confinement period for servicemembers convicted of sex-related offenses.
      • Brooks R-Ala., that would allow funds authorized by the bill to be used for the removal and cleanup of petroleum, oil and lubricants associated with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
      • Walz, D-Minn., that would express the sense of Congress to recognize the Special Operations Command and the honors the service and sacrifices of military members of the Special Operations Community.
      • Shuster, R-Pa., that would authorize the Defense secretary to transfer up to $5 million to the World War I Centennial Commission.
      • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would require the Defense secretary, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to establish a one-year pilot program to assess the viability of space-based mapping of the electromagnetic spectrum used by the department.
      • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would require a report on the National Guard Youth Program through the National Guard Bureau Report.
      • Brown, D-Md., that would increase by $7 million the amount authorized for the Navy's broadband investments intended to fund the completion of a broadband project between the Pax River and Wallops Island.
      • Gaetz, R-Fla., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 that would address the viability of the moratorium of oil and gas exploration east of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico
      • McSally, R-Ariz., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to update the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the status of the Aviation Restructure Initiative, along with a plan to recruit qualified helicopter pilots.
      • Hunter, that would require service branches to notify a servicemember's spouse in the event that member declines Servicemember Group-Life Insurance coverage.
      • Lamborn, that would increase by $2.5 million the amount authorized for the Satellite Control Network and decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for the Defense Media Activity account.
      • Bishop, R-Utah., that would increase by $10 million the amount authorized for the Metals Affordability Initiative and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for Air Force Servicewide Communications.
      • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would halt the implementation of the 2014 Department of Defense memo regarding per diem allowances. It also would require the Defense secretary to issue a report to the congressional defense committees, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, on options to reduce Defense Department travel costs.
      • Hunter, that would increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the development of improved manufacturing technology for the production of specialty metals such as lanthanide elements, yttrium or scandium and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile.
      • Norcross, D-N.J., that would limit to 75 percent of the funds authorized for joint space operations center mission systems the amount that can be obligated or spent for such purposes until the secretary of the Air Forces certifies to the congressional defense committees that the secretary has developed a plan to optimize existing commercial space capabilities to address warfighter requirements. It would require the secretary to implement the plan by March 30, 2018.
      • Moulton, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Feb. 1, 2018 on the feasibility of the Defense Department entering into an agreement with the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish a Military Family Service Corps as an Americorps Affiliate.
      • Hanabusa, that would express the sense of Congress that Congress supports assessing the feasibility of improving the missile defense of Hawaii from evolving ballistic missile threat through a permanent missile defense sensor capability.
      • Smith, D-Wash., that would require the Defense secretary to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to counter threats by the Russian Federation. It would require the secretary to submit a report on the strategy to the House Armed Services Committee within 180 days of the bill's enactment. It also would require the report to include a plan to counter the military capabilities of the Russian Federation.
      • Lamborn, that would prohibit the Defense secretary from entering a contract for satellite service with any entity that is designed in a foreign country or that is launched using a vehicle designed by a foreign country.
      • Hanabusa, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on the department's research and development plans to counter botulinum toxin type A and the impact and/or potential drawbacks to using the BoNT/A vaccine due to complications created by the use of synthetic biology.
      • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would require the Defense Department to develop quarterly reports on the Syria Train and Equip Program.
      • Smith, D-Wash., to allow the Defense secretary to use funds authorized for the evolved expendable launch vehicle program to develop parts to be used primarily for national security.
      • Smith, that would require the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, within 30 days of the bill's enactment, on the necessary authorities to expand commercial access to geospatial data.
      • ORourke, D-Texas, that would require the Defense secretary to submit an annual report to the congressional defense committees on civilian casualties caused by strikes both in and out of active hostile areas.

      Approve, en bloc, the following amendments by:

    • Larsen, D-Wash., that would increase by $20 million the amount authorized for Department of Defense Impact Aid program for use in schools with large numbers of military-connected students.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would extend for two years, through Dec. 31, 2020 the U.S.- Israel anti-tunnel cooperation.
    • Tsongas, D-Mass., to add report language to require the director of the Defense Health Agency and the secretary of the Army to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on current studies related to chronic pain management and opioid abuse.
    • Knight, R-Calif., that would increase by $16 million the amount authorized for the research, development, testing, and evaluation of the Air Force Industrial Responsiveness program and decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for the Air Defense Command Control and Intelligence account.
    • Knight, R-Calif., that would increase by $9 million the amount authorized for the Navy Research Development Test and Evaluation intended to complete at-sea testing and engineering for an existing approach for a new periscopes on Virginia-class submarines. It would decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for Defense Health Program Operation and Maintenance account.
    • Speier, D-Calif., that would limit to $25 million, of the amount authorized for Defense Health Program fiscal 2018 research and development, the amount available to award grants to medical research universities studying early detection of chronic traumatic Encephalopathy.
    • Moulton, D-Mass., that would enable a civilian operating force structure sized for operation effectiveness in order to support readiness.
    • Bacon, R-Neb., that would add report language to encourage the Defense Department to develop training cyber partnerships by including emerging cyber threats in utility controls and Internet of Things operational physical systems.
    • Hunter, R-Calif., that would strike language regarding the use of commercial items in the Distributed Common Ground System.
    • Hunter that would strike report language regarding the use of commercial items in the Distributed Common Ground System.
    • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the Educational Partnership Agreements.
    • Suozzi, D-N.Y., that would increase by $12.2 million the amount authorized for environmental restoration for the Navy.
    • Langevin, D-R.I., that would increase by $10 million the amount authorized for the research and development of methods of counteracting environmental issues and reduce by the same amount the funding authorized for the Air and Space Ops Center.
    • Gaetz, R-Fla., that would increase by $1 million the amount authorized for the Air Forces Test and Evasion Support and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for the Defense-wide Advanced Innovative Technologies program.
    • Hunter, that would allow servicemembers on permanent change of service to vote in the state in which they are living, instead of the state of their permanent residence.
    • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would add report language to require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to brief the congressional defense committees by Dec. 1, 2017 on the maintenance plan, sustainment costs and operation strategy for the Sea-Based X-Band radar.
    • Russell, R-Okla., that would require more specific information regarding the long-term viability of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative including an analysis of future military construction costs.
    • Turner, R-Ohio, that would impose a two-year minimum confinement period for servicemembers convicted of sex-related offenses.
    • Brooks R-Ala., that would allow funds authorized by the bill to be used for the removal and cleanup of petroleum, oil and lubricants associated with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.
    • Walz, D-Minn., that would express the sense of Congress to recognize the Special Operations Command and the honors the service and sacrifices of military members of the Special Operations Community.
    • Shuster, R-Pa., that would authorize the Defense secretary to transfer up to $5 million to the World War I Centennial Commission.
    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would require the Defense secretary, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, to establish a one-year pilot program to assess the viability of space-based mapping of the electromagnetic spectrum used by the department.
    • Carbajal, D-Calif., that would require a report on the National Guard Youth Program through the National Guard Bureau Report.
    • Brown, D-Md., that would increase by $7 million the amount authorized for the Navy's broadband investments intended to fund the completion of a broadband project between the Pax River and Wallops Island.
    • Gaetz, R-Fla., that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 that would address the viability of the moratorium of oil and gas exploration east of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico
    • McSally, R-Ariz., that would add report language to direct the secretary of the Army to update the House Armed Services Committee by Dec. 31, 2017 on the status of the Aviation Restructure Initiative, along with a plan to recruit qualified helicopter pilots.
    • Hunter, that would require service branches to notify a servicemember's spouse in the event that member declines Servicemember Group-Life Insurance coverage.
    • Lamborn, that would increase by $2.5 million the amount authorized for the Satellite Control Network and decrease by the same amount the funding authorized for the Defense Media Activity account.
    • Bishop, R-Utah., that would increase by $10 million the amount authorized for the Metals Affordability Initiative and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for Air Force Servicewide Communications.
    • Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, that would halt the implementation of the 2014 Department of Defense memo regarding per diem allowances. It also would require the Defense secretary to issue a report to the congressional defense committees, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, on options to reduce Defense Department travel costs.
    • Hunter, that would increase by $5 million the amount authorized for the development of improved manufacturing technology for the production of specialty metals such as lanthanide elements, yttrium or scandium and decrease by the same amount funding authorized for the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile.
    • Norcross, D-N.J., that would limit to 75 percent of the funds authorized for joint space operations center mission systems the amount that can be obligated or spent for such purposes until the secretary of the Air Forces certifies to the congressional defense committees that the secretary has developed a plan to optimize existing commercial space capabilities to address warfighter requirements. It would require the secretary to implement the plan by March 30, 2018.
    • Moulton, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services committees by Feb. 1, 2018 on the feasibility of the Defense Department entering into an agreement with the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish a Military Family Service Corps as an Americorps Affiliate.
    • Hanabusa, that would express the sense of Congress that Congress supports assessing the feasibility of improving the missile defense of Hawaii from evolving ballistic missile threat through a permanent missile defense sensor capability.
    • Smith, D-Wash., that would require the Defense secretary to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to counter threats by the Russian Federation. It would require the secretary to submit a report on the strategy to the House Armed Services Committee within 180 days of the bill's enactment. It also would require the report to include a plan to counter the military capabilities of the Russian Federation.
    • Lamborn, that would prohibit the Defense secretary from entering a contract for satellite service with any entity that is designed in a foreign country or that is launched using a vehicle designed by a foreign country.
    • Hanabusa, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee, within 90 days of the bill's enactment, on the department's research and development plans to counter botulinum toxin type A and the impact and/or potential drawbacks to using the BoNT/A vaccine due to complications created by the use of synthetic biology.
    • Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that would require the Defense Department to develop quarterly reports on the Syria Train and Equip Program.
    • Smith, D-Wash., to allow the Defense secretary to use funds authorized for the evolved expendable launch vehicle program to develop parts to be used primarily for national security.
    • Smith, that would require the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to submit a report to the House and Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, within 30 days of the bill's enactment, on the necessary authorities to expand commercial access to geospatial data.
    • ORourke, D-Texas, that would require the Defense secretary to submit an annual report to the congressional defense committees on civilian casualties caused by strikes both in and out of active hostile areas.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Chairman's Mark — Vote to Report

      Authorize $631.5 billion including $28.5 billion increase for readiness above what the Trump administration's budget called for.

      The chairman's proposal would establish a U.S. Space command within the US. Strategic Command to allow for a senior official to be in charge of training and operations in space The mark would overhaul the ways in which the Pentagon purchases commercial goods, like bottled water and food items. It would allow for the Defense Department to purchase such goods through commercial sites instead of contractors or the General Services Administration.

      As amended, it would redistribute nearly $40 million in funds from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force to create a "missile defense lair" in space to aid in the United States national security issues from Russia and China.

      It also would direct the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee on the importance of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program.

      Authorize $631.5 billion including $28.5 billion increase for readiness above what the Trump administration's budget called for.

      The chairman's proposal would establish a U.S. Space command within the US. Strategic Command to allow for a senior official to be in charge of training and operations in space The mark would overhaul the ways in which the Pentagon purchases commercial goods, like bottled water and food items. It would allow for the Defense Department to purchase such goods through commercial sites instead of contractors or the General Services Administration.

      As amended, it would redistribute nearly $40 million in funds from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force to create a "missile defense lair" in space to aid in the United States national security issues from Russia and China.

      It also would direct the Defense secretary to brief the House Armed Services Committee on the importance of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

      June 28, 2017 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization — Vote to Report

      Authorize $631.5 billion for base budget accounts for fiscal 2018 to add new fighters, ships and advanced weaponry. The bill also accounts for $65 billion for war spending.

      The bill would authorize $28.5 billion more than the Trump administration's request, which exceeds caps by $454 billion.

      It would establish a U.S. Space command within the U.S. Strategic Command to allow for a senior official to be in charge of training and operations in space. It also would overhaul the ways in which the Pentagon purchases commercial goods, like bottled water and food items.

      As amended it would redistributes nearly $40 million in funds from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force to create a "missile defense lair" in space to aid in the United States national security issues from Russia and China.

      It also would prohibit any funds from the Department of Defense to be utilized for building a border wall. It also would create within the Air Force the Space Corps, responsible for all space-related war activities.

      As, amended, it also would require the Pentagon to study the likely effect of climate change in the next two decades on the military's 10 most vulnerable installations around the world.

      Authorize $631.5 billion for base budget accounts for fiscal 2018 to add new fighters, ships and advanced weaponry. The bill also accounts for $65 billion for war spending.

      The bill would authorize $28.5 billion more than the Trump administration's request, which exceeds caps by $454 billion.

      It would establish a U.S. Space command within the U.S. Strategic Command to allow for a senior official to be in charge of training and operations in space. It also would overhaul the ways in which the Pentagon purchases commercial goods, like bottled water and food items.

      As amended it would redistributes nearly $40 million in funds from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force to create a "missile defense lair" in space to aid in the United States national security issues from Russia and China.

      It also would prohibit any funds from the Department of Defense to be utilized for building a border wall. It also would create within the Air Force the Space Corps, responsible for all space-related war activities.

      As, amended, it also would require the Pentagon to study the likely effect of climate change in the next two decades on the military's 10 most vulnerable installations around the world.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.

  • June 26, 2017Draft bill text released by Rep. Thornberry, R-Texas, House Armed Services Committee.

  • June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — Vote to Approve

    Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

    It would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase for all military personnel, compared to the 2.1 percent raise in the president's request, as well as a 17,000-soldier increase in the size of the Army.

    It also would expand special victims counsel training to consider the challenges of male victims of sexual assault.

    It would create a process that would allow veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury to appeal other-than-honorable discharges to allow them easier access to veterans benefits.

    It also would increase annual pilot retention bonuses from $35,000 to $50,000.

    Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

    It would authorize a 2.4 percent pay increase for all military personnel, compared to the 2.1 percent raise in the president's request, as well as a 17,000-soldier increase in the size of the Army.

    It also would expand special victims counsel training to consider the challenges of male victims of sexual assault.

    It would create a process that would allow veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury to appeal other-than-honorable discharges to allow them easier access to veterans benefits.

    It also would increase annual pilot retention bonuses from $35,000 to $50,000.

    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.
  • June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Reusable Launch Services
      Franks, R-Ariz. —

    Amendment that would add language to the report accompanying the bill to direct the secretary of Defense to report to Congress on an evaluation of the cost and other implications of using reusable launch services for national security missions.

    Amendment that would add language to the report accompanying the bill to direct the secretary of Defense to report to Congress on an evaluation of the cost and other implications of using reusable launch services for national security missions.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — GAO Missile Defense Report
      Franks, R-Ariz. —

    Amendment that would change the frequency of a Government Accountability Office report on antimissile programs from annual to biannual.

    Amendment that would change the frequency of a Government Accountability Office report on antimissile programs from annual to biannual.

    Rejected 8-8.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Antimissile Programs' Testing Prerequisites
      Lamborn, R-Colo. —

    Amendment that would relax antimissile programs' testing prerequisites for approval into low rate initial production.

    Amendment that would relax antimissile programs' testing prerequisites for approval into low rate initial production.

    Withdrawn.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Nuclear Weapons Dismantlement
      Cooper, D-Tenn. —

    Amendment that would strike a portion of the bill that would block dismantlement of nuclear weapons.

    Amendment that would strike a portion of the bill that would block dismantlement of nuclear weapons.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — New START Treaty
      Cooper, D-Tenn. —

    Amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would limit funding for extension of the New START Treaty with Russia until the president certifies that Russia is complying with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    Amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would limit funding for extension of the New START Treaty with Russia until the president certifies that Russia is complying with the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — W78/W88-1 Warhead Program
      Garamendi, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would end the W78/W88-1 nuclear warhead life extension program.

    Amendment that would end the W78/W88-1 nuclear warhead life extension program.

    Withdrawn.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — En Bloc Amendments
     

    En bloc amendments by:

    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add language to the report accompanying the bill to require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on the potential benefits, challenges and associated costs of a competitive design acquisition strategy for a hypersonic sensor program;
    • Rogers, R-Ala., that would add language to require intelligence committees to be briefed on the Defense secretary's plan to conduct flights to implement the Open Skies Treaty.
    • Lamborn, that would add report language that would direct the commander of the Air Force Space Command to include funding amounts for development, operations and sustainment of space surveillance sensor systems and Space Situational Awareness and Battle Management Command and Control software for operations centers.
    • Cooper, D-Tenn., that would add language to express the sense of Congress that provisions in the bill regarding assessment of management and operating contracts of national security laboratories would not mandate or encourage an extension of an existing management and operating contract.
    • Cooper, that would require the Defense secretary to establish a program to develop a conventional, rather than dual-capable, road-mobile ground launched cruise missile system. It also would require the secretary to submit a report on the cost, schedule and feasibility to modify existing and planned missile systems for ground launch with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees.
    • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would direct the chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 15, 2017 on nuclear modernization strategies.
    • Garamendi, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to report to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on cost estimates and requirements related to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program.

    En bloc amendments by:

    • Lamborn, R-Colo., that would add language to the report accompanying the bill to require the director of the Missile Defense Agency to report to the House Armed Services Committee by Oct. 1, 2017 on the potential benefits, challenges and associated costs of a competitive design acquisition strategy for a hypersonic sensor program;
    • Rogers, R-Ala., that would add language to require intelligence committees to be briefed on the Defense secretary's plan to conduct flights to implement the Open Skies Treaty.
    • Lamborn, that would add report language that would direct the commander of the Air Force Space Command to include funding amounts for development, operations and sustainment of space surveillance sensor systems and Space Situational Awareness and Battle Management Command and Control software for operations centers.
    • Cooper, D-Tenn., that would add language to express the sense of Congress that provisions in the bill regarding assessment of management and operating contracts of national security laboratories would not mandate or encourage an extension of an existing management and operating contract.
    • Cooper, that would require the Defense secretary to establish a program to develop a conventional, rather than dual-capable, road-mobile ground launched cruise missile system. It also would require the secretary to submit a report on the cost, schedule and feasibility to modify existing and planned missile systems for ground launch with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees.
    • Garamendi, D-Calif., that would direct the chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council to brief the House Armed Services Committee by Feb. 15, 2017 on nuclear modernization strategies.
    • Garamendi, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to report to the House Armed Services Committee by March 1, 2018 on cost estimates and requirements related to the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Strategic Forces — Vote to Approve

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the jurisdiction of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee. It would create a separate military service, under the Department of the Air Force, called Space Corps responsible for Air Force national security space programs. It would designate a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as its chief.

      The panel's mark also would re-establish U.S. Space Command as a new four-star position under U.S. Strategic Command.

      The measure would bar the Pentagon from buying satellite services if there is a threat that they could be compromised by cyber vulnerabilities or because they are launched by, or contained parts from, adversary nations.

      It would authorize $705 million for systems in Israel that U.S. companies would develop or produce in conjunction with the Israelis.

      The measure also would support a requirement that the agency begin developing a new system of missile-tracking satellites and procure 24 additional interceptors for Theater High Altitude Area Defense batteries.

      It also would endorse procurement of 147 unrequested PAC-3 MSE interceptors for Patriot antimissile systems.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the jurisdiction of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee. It would create a separate military service, under the Department of the Air Force, called Space Corps responsible for Air Force national security space programs. It would designate a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as its chief.

      The panel's mark also would re-establish U.S. Space Command as a new four-star position under U.S. Strategic Command.

      The measure would bar the Pentagon from buying satellite services if there is a threat that they could be compromised by cyber vulnerabilities or because they are launched by, or contained parts from, adversary nations.

      It would authorize $705 million for systems in Israel that U.S. companies would develop or produce in conjunction with the Israelis.

      The measure also would support a requirement that the agency begin developing a new system of missile-tracking satellites and procure 24 additional interceptors for Theater High Altitude Area Defense batteries.

      It also would endorse procurement of 147 unrequested PAC-3 MSE interceptors for Patriot antimissile systems.

      Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.

  • June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Manager's Amendment
      Wittman, R-Va. —

    Manager's amendment that would:

    • authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund for construction of icebreaker ships;
    • recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and
    • exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.

    Manager's amendment that would:

    • authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund for construction of icebreaker ships;
    • recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and
    • exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.
    • Adopted by voice vote.

      June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Seapower and Projection Forces — Vote to Approve

      Authorize for fiscal 2018 funding of programs under the jurisdiction of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee panel's portion of the defense authorization bill. The bill would:

      • require that the Navy fleet of aircraft carriers grow from 11 to 12 starting in fiscal 2023;
      • urge the Navy to authorize construction of aircraft carriers every three years instead of every five;
      • allow the Navy to speed by one year delivery to the fleet of the newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, by skipping a shock test of the vessel, a grueling trial by fire that gauges a ships readiness for fighting at sea;
      • authorize multiyear procurement of 15 destroyers and 13 attack subs; and
      • bar retirement of cruisers.

      As amended it would authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund for construction of icebreaker ships; recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.

      Authorize for fiscal 2018 funding of programs under the jurisdiction of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee panel's portion of the defense authorization bill. The bill would:

    • require that the Navy fleet of aircraft carriers grow from 11 to 12 starting in fiscal 2023;
    • urge the Navy to authorize construction of aircraft carriers every three years instead of every five;
    • allow the Navy to speed by one year delivery to the fleet of the newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, by skipping a shock test of the vessel, a grueling trial by fire that gauges a ships readiness for fighting at sea;
    • authorize multiyear procurement of 15 destroyers and 13 attack subs; and
    • bar retirement of cruisers.
    • As amended it would authorize use of the National Defense Sealift Fund for construction of icebreaker ships; recodify existing law on emergency foreign vessel acquisition; and exclude icebreakers from Buy America laws pertaining to certain propulsion systems.

      Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.

  • June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness.

    June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — En Bloc Amendments

    En bloc amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would direct the secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to brief the House Armed Service Committee on their branch's current enterprise resource planning;
    • Bordallo, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide the House Armed Services Committee with a briefing by Sept. 30, 2017 on the Sentinel Landscape Partnership Program;
    • Rogers, R-Ala., to allow temporary and term employees in the defense industrial base to compete for permanent positions as if they were permanent employees;
    • Rogers, that would grant a one-year extension of temporary authority to grant allowances, benefits and gratuities to civilian personnel on duty in combat zones;
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would correct table references to Army Guard project locations in Missouri; and
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would correct table references to Army Guard project locations in Puerto Rico.

    En bloc amendments by:

    • Bordallo, D-Guam, that would direct the secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to brief the House Armed Service Committee on their branch's current enterprise resource planning;
    • Bordallo, that would add report language to direct the Defense secretary to provide the House Armed Services Committee with a briefing by Sept. 30, 2017 on the Sentinel Landscape Partnership Program;
    • Rogers, R-Ala., to allow temporary and term employees in the defense industrial base to compete for permanent positions as if they were permanent employees;
    • Rogers, that would grant a one-year extension of temporary authority to grant allowances, benefits and gratuities to civilian personnel on duty in combat zones;
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would correct table references to Army Guard project locations in Missouri; and
    • Wilson, R-S.C., that would correct table references to Army Guard project locations in Puerto Rico.
    • Adopted (en bloc) by voice vote.

      June 22, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Readiness — Vote to Approve

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness's jurisdiction.

      The measure would reject the Pentagon's request to start a new base-closure round in fiscal 2021.

      It would require a number of reports on Pentagon plans to improve the preparedness of U.S. forces, including reports on what the Pentagon needs in terms of money, people and facilities if it is to shift its unit training to a greater emphasis on preparing to fight nations rather than terrorists.

      It would require reports on the readiness of coastal riverine forces and shipyard infrastructure.

      It also would direct the Pentagon to report to Congress on its plans for expediting security clearances.

      Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for defense programs under the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness's jurisdiction.

      The measure would reject the Pentagon's request to start a new base-closure round in fiscal 2021.

      It would require a number of reports on Pentagon plans to improve the preparedness of U.S. forces, including reports on what the Pentagon needs in terms of money, people and facilities if it is to shift its unit training to a greater emphasis on preparing to fight nations rather than terrorists.

      It would require reports on the readiness of coastal riverine forces and shipyard infrastructure.

      It also would direct the Pentagon to report to Congress on its plans for expediting security clearances.

      Approved for full committee consideration (as amended) by voice vote.

  • June 21, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.

    June 21, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Tactical Air and Land Forces — Vote to Approve

    Authorize for fiscal 2018 funding of programs under the jurisdiction of the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee panel's portion of the defense authorization bill.

    The bill would authorize procurement of 67 V-22 tiltrotor aircraft over seven years. It also would authorize the purchase of $661 million in parts for F-35 fighter jets and would require the Pentagon to certify cost and design stability for those parts.

    It also would express concern about what the panel considers to be the slow pace of modernizing Army armored brigade combat teams and developing future vehicles.

    The panel's report will also ask the Pentagon for information about possible plans to discontinue modernization of F-15C fighter jets. And the report will request information about the future of the small-arms and ammunition industries.

    Authorize for fiscal 2018 funding of programs under the jurisdiction of the Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee panel's portion of the defense authorization bill.

    The bill would authorize procurement of 67 V-22 tiltrotor aircraft over seven years. It also would authorize the purchase of $661 million in parts for F-35 fighter jets and would require the Pentagon to certify cost and design stability for those parts.

    It also would express concern about what the panel considers to be the slow pace of modernizing Army armored brigade combat teams and developing future vehicles.

    The panel's report will also ask the Pentagon for information about possible plans to discontinue modernization of F-15C fighter jets. And the report will request information about the future of the small-arms and ammunition industries.

    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.
  • June 21, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

    June 21, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - Emerging Threats and Capabilities — Vote to Approve

    Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

    The bill would authorize about $68 billion in defense programs.

    It would establish cyber training programs with NATO and Asian allies and would mandate congressional notification for sensitive military cyber operations.

    The bill also would push for the Pentagon to identify cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems and strengthen the systems against cyber threats.

    The measure also would authorize $12.3 billion for U.S. Special Operations Command, and require that the House Armed Services Committee be notified of any change to presidential policy guidance on direct action by special operations forces.

    Authorize fiscal 2018 funding for Defense Department programs under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.

    The bill would authorize about $68 billion in defense programs.

    It would establish cyber training programs with NATO and Asian allies and would mandate congressional notification for sensitive military cyber operations.

    The bill also would push for the Pentagon to identify cyber vulnerabilities in weapons systems and strengthen the systems against cyber threats.

    The measure also would authorize $12.3 billion for U.S. Special Operations Command, and require that the House Armed Services Committee be notified of any change to presidential policy guidance on direct action by special operations forces.

    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.
  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by House Armed Services Committee; Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee; House Armed Services Committee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by Strategic Forces Subcommittee; House Armed Services Committee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by Military Personnel Subcommittee; House Armed Services Committee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by House Armed Services Committee; Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 20, 2017Draft bill text released by Readiness Subcommittee; House Armed Services Committee., Department of Defense (DOD).

  • June 12, 2017 — Full committee hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee.

  • June 7, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 1

    Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
  • June 7, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Armed Services.Congressional Record p. H4700

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