Amendments to HR 3055

Amendments to H.R. 3055

(Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Bill Package of HRs 3055, 3164, 3052, 2745, 3163)

Division-by-division summary can be found here.

Amendments to each division be found below:

Commerce, Justice, Science

Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA

Interior-Environment

Military Construction-Veterans Affairs

Transportation-Housing & Urban Development


Commerce, Justice, Science

1. Burgess (TX), Brooks, Susan (IN), DeGette (CO), Kuster (NH)

Increase funding for the Keep Young Athletes Safe Act grant program by $2.5 million and reduces funding for salaries and expenses at the Department of Commerce by $2.5 million.

Adopted by voice vote

2. Scanlon (PA)

Increases the funding for Title II and Title V of Juvenile Justice Programs by $2 million and offsets with decreases to the DOJ General Administration account.

Adopted by voice vote

3. Rutherford (FL)

Increases the NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities account by $3.5 million for third party data collection of reef fish in the South Atlantic. It is offset by decreasing the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Salaries and Expenses account to FY19 levels.

Not Adopted. Yeas 186, Nays 245, 1 voting present

4. Scalise (LA), Richmond (LA), Graves, Garret (LA)

Increases and decreases by $1 million from the NASA Exploration account to highlight the importance of addressing the facilities and maintenance backlog on NASA facilities that have a direct manufacturing responsibility related to the SLS/Orion mission.

Adopted by voice vote

En Bloc #1

5. Norton (DC)

Prohibits the Federal Bureau of Prisons from using funds to impose subsistence fees on individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement.

8. Waters (CA)

Transfers $1 million from the Department of Justice general administration account towards the grants to prevent trafficking of girls.

14. Velázquez (NY), Espaillat (NY), Garcia, Jesús (IL), Omar (MN), Tlaib (MI), Pressley (MA)

Decreases and increases funding by $1 for Federal Prison System Salaries and Expenses to oppose the use of contracted private prison facilities for BOP detention purposes, including the use of such facilities for immigration enforcement.

21. Pascrell (NJ), Fitzpatrick (PA), King, Peter (NY), Gottheimer (NJ), Zeldin (NY)

Increases funding for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program by $5,000,000, to bring funding for the program to its fully authorized level. It offsets this increase by decreasing funding for the Department of Justice, General Administration, Salaries and Expenses account by $5,000,000.

29. Moore (WI), Haaland (NM), Davids (KS)

Increases funding by $5 million for tribal governments to exercise jurisdiction over domestic violence.

33. Cohen (TN), Raskin (MD)

Prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump’s Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization’s website. The specific properties are listed in the amendment.

37. McNerney (CA)

Increases and decreases by $5 million the NSF's Research and Related Activities budget to support a research program to study optimal approaches and procedures for implementing partisan symmetry and compactness criteria for congressional district selection.

42. Adams (NC)

Increases funding for Byrne-JAG by $1 million. Increases prosecutorial decision-making line-item by $1 million, offset from DOJ GA.

45. Bera (CA)

Increases funding for Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution program by $2 million to support grants enhancing culturally specific services for domestic violence survivors.

47. Castro (TX)

Increases the Department of Justice body-worn camera partnership initiative by $2.5 million (from $25 million to $27.5 million), with a corresponding reduction to the Department of Justice Salaries and Expenses account.

59. Plaskett (VI)

Adds the Virgin Islands to the list of jurisdictions in which the Federal interference with local law authorizing the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana is prohibited.

60. Plaskett (VI)

Provides for inclusion of the insular territories of the United States within the meaning of the term “persistent poverty counties”.

62. Gottheimer (NJ)

Increases funding by $1 million for the National Sex Offender Public Website, the only government website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries into one national search site, offset from DOJ General Administration.

63. Jayapal (WA)

Transfers $2 million in funding from the Department of Justice general administration account to a national center for restorative justice.

64. Jayapal (WA)

Increases and decreases funding by $4,000,000 in support of the creation and funding of programs utilizing the Permanent Supportive Housing model.

77. Neguse (CO)

Increases funding for Juvenile Justice Programs by $1,000,000; offset from DOJ General Administration.

80. Pappas (NH)

Provides an additional $2 million for the comprehensive opioid abuse program and reduces $2 million from General Administration funds for the Department of Justice.

87. Trone (MD)

Increases funding by $1,500,000 for mental health courts and adult and juvenile collaboration program grants that improve mental health services and provide diversion for justice-impacted individuals.

Amendments adopted en bloc by voice vote.

En Bloc #2

6. Waters (CA)

Adds $2 million for the legal assistance for victims fund, which increases the availability of legal assistance for victims of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.  Cuts $1 million from DOJ General Administration.

10. Rush (IL)

Transfers $2,000,000 from the Department of Justice general operating account to the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program.

18. McKinley (WV), Perlmutter (CO)

Increases and decreases the Salaries and Expenses account of the Federal Prison System budget by $2 million in order to direct that $2 million within the account be used for recruitment and retention incentive programs at short-staffed facilities.

19. Jackson Lee (TX)

Increases and decreases by $2 million funding for the Office of Justice Programs in order to support programs to engage adult men and young persons to reduce and prevent domestic violence against children.

20. Hudson (NC)

Increases funding for research to study the root causes of school violence by $1 million.

23. Langevin (RI), King, Peter (NY)

Increases funding for Regional Information Sharing Systems, part of the Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Program, by $2.7 million, offset from DOJ General Administration.

24. Yoho (FL)

Increases and decreases funds by $2 million for the International Trade Administration to support trade promotion programs in Taiwan.

25. Yoho (FL)

Increases and decreases the NASA Science account by $1 million, with the intention of funding embryology experiments to further understanding of development in space in regards to sending people to Mars.

26. Lipinski (IL), Lujan (NM)

Increases and decreases by $1,200,000 funding within the NSF Research and Related Activities account to support a National Academy of Sciences study on Revitalizing the Historical University-Government-Industry Partnership.

27. Babin (TX)

Increases and decreases by $5 million to the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance section for targeted violence prevention training and support programs.

28. Babin (TX)

Transfers $3.6 million to the Department of Commerce Management account from NOAA’s Operations, Research, and Facilities account to facilitate the transfer of the Office of Space Commerce and the Office of Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs back to where they are authorized by statute, thereby advancing U.S. leadership in space commerce and commercial remote sensing.

32. Graves, Garret (LA)

No funds may be used in contravention of the national standards for fishery conservation and management as set out in section 301 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

35. Courtney (CT), Larson, John (CT), DeLauro (CT), Himes (CT), Hayes (CT)

Increases and decreases $4 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's general operations fund to support research on the effects of the mineral pyrrhotite on concrete aggregate. NIST is the leading federal expert in cement and concrete standards.

38. Estes (KS)

Increases and decreases by $1 million funding for the U.S. Trade Representative to establish that funds are not to be expended to enact future 301 tariffs in a manner that is not consistent with the currently established exclusion process for articles subject to such tariffs. 

39. Foster (IL)

Increases and decreases the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion account by $1 in order to direct that NASA work towards the development of a low enriched uranium (LEU) space power reactor.

40. Foster (IL)

Increases and decreases the Space Technology account by $6.5 million in order to direct that $6.5 million within the account be used for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.

41. Spano (FL)

Increases funding for the International Trade Administration by $2 million with the intent to provide additional funding for enforcement and compliance. Reduces funding by $2 million for the Commerce Departmental Management S+E account.

43. Adams (NC)

Increases funding for the transitional housing program for domestic violence victims by $1 million.

46. Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Stivers (OH)

Increases and decreases by one $1 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Account in order to direct EOIR to prioritize the efficient hiring of judges, without reducing the quality of the hires.

48. Murphy (FL), Mast (FL), Soto (FL), Kaptur (OH), Posey (FL), Bonamici (OR), Crist (FL)

Increases National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA); Operations, Research, and Facilities by $2,000,000, with the additional funding intended for Coastal Science Assessment; Competitive External Research, for research on Harmful Algal Blooms. Reduces Department of Commerce; Departmental Management; Salaries and Expenses by $2,000,000.

50. Panetta (CA), Sensenbrenner (WI)

Increases and decreases the State and Local Law Enforcement account by $15 million to support, deploy, and implement gun and gunshot detection and mitigation technologies.

51. Panetta (CA)

Increases and decreases NOAA Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account by $9 million to support collocation of NOAA facilities and public institutions of higher education for the purposes of collaborative research, education, workforce development, and diversity.

52. Ruiz (CA), Rose, Max (NY)

Provides an additional $2 million for training, peer mentoring, and mental health programs for law enforcement officers.

55. Takano (CA)

Decreases and increases funding by $1 million for the Office of Civil Rights to oppose any efforts to limit or eliminate protections under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act through rulemaking.

56. Beyer (VA)

Increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 from the National Science Foundation research and related activities account to direct the National Science Foundation to provide Congress with a report on its efforts to incorporate social impact assessments into the artificial intelligence research it funds.

57. Beyer (VA)

Increases and decreases by $20 million funding for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate 3 into ultra efficient flight, including electric flight.

61. Blunt Rochester (DE), Kuster (NH)

Increases and decreases by $1 million on for the Office on violence against women Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs to prioritize the importantce of these funds for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

67. Delgado (NY), Finkenauer (IA)

States that none of the funds appropriated in this Act may be used by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to update a broadband availability map using only Form 477 data from the Federal Communications Commission.

69. Fletcher (TX)

Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 funding for the NOAA operations, research and facilities fund in order to have the Administrator of NOAA to charge and contract with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to undertake the inaugural decadal survey of the US weather enterprise, to be completed not later than December 15, 2020. The survey shall provide policymakers with the relevant information to prioritize investments in weather forecasting, modeling, and data assimilation over the next ten years; assess the current US weather enterprise and how it has performed over the previous five years; and evaluate future potential federal investments in science, satellites, radars, and other observation technologies.

74. McAdams (UT)

Increases, by $2 million, Victims of Child Abuse Act program funds to support Child Advocacy Centers that provide services to child survivors of abuse; offset from DOJ General Administration.

86. Torres Small, Xochitl (NM)

Increases and decreases the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) by $1 million in order to direct that $1 million within the account be used for improving broadband mapping.

88. Trone (MD), Neguse (CO)

Increases and decreases funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by $120,000,000 to encourage modernization of NIST's aging infrastructure.

90. Collins, Doug (GA)

Provides $20 million to restore funding for the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, the cornerstone of DOJ’s anti-gun violence and anti-gang efforts.

Amendments adopted en bloc by voice vote

7. Waters (CA)

Transfers $5 million from National Science Foundation Research and Related Activities to NSF's Education account, in order to stimulate sustainable improvement in HBCU research and development capacity and competitiveness.

Amendment not offered

9. King, Steve (IA)

Strikes Lines 14-18 (Section. 524, pg. 107), which states that none of the funds made available in this Act or any other Act may be used by the Department of Commerce to incorporate into the 2020 Decennial Census any question that was not included in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Providence County, Rhode Island

Not adopted. Yeas 192, Nays 240

11. Posey (FL), Wilson, Frederica (FL), Murphy (FL), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Mast (FL)

Adds and removes $1,969 from NASA’s Exploration account to highlight the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon and back, which launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Adopted by voice vote

12. Scott, Bobby (VA), Foxx (NC)

Transfers $13 million from U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Prisoner Detention to Youth PROMISE local delinquency prevention grants.

Adopted by voice vote

13. Walberg (MI), Rush (IL), Raskin (MD), Cárdenas (CA), McClintock (CA), Amash (MI), Gabbard (HI)

Prohibits use of funds for "adoptive seizures," wherein law enforcement evades stricter state laws governing civil asset forfeiture by seizing property and referring it to federal authorities.

Adopted by voice vote

15. Gosar (AZ), Duncan (SC)

Prohibits grants for Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change.

Amendment not offered

16. Blumenauer (OR), Haaland (NM)

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with tribal medical cannabis programs.

Adopted by voice vote

17. Blumenauer (OR), Norton (DC), McClintock (CA)

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state, DC, or territorial cannabis programs.

Adopted. Yeas 267, Nays 165

22.  Sewell (AL), Walorski (IN), Ferguson (GA), Kind (WI)

Increases and decreases funding for the Bureau of Industry and Security by $1 million to encourage transparency in the Section 232 investigation into important of automobiles and automobile parts by releasing the report to the public.

Adopted by voice vote

30. Bost (IL)

Increases and decreases by $3 million funding for International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance to promote anti-dumping and countervailing duty trade remedy investigations and provide resources for the agency to self-initiate investigations against illegal trade practices.

Adopted by voice vote

31. Clarke, Yvette (NY), Cisneros (CA)

No Census Bureau funds may be used in violation of the Bureau's confidentiality policies.

Adopted by voice vote

34. Grothman (WI)

Reduces funds made available to division A by 13.3 percent.

Amendment not offered

36. Banks (IN)

Reduces amount available in Division A by 14%

Not adopted. Yeas 135, Nays 296

44. Huffman (CA), Rooney (FL), Cunningham (SC), Carbajal (CA)

No funds to propagate a rule that would change the implementation of Federal consistency under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Adopted by voice vote

49. Jeffries (NY)

Transfers $914,000 from Commerce Departmental Management to OIG to increase general oversight within Commerce.

Adopted by voice vote.

53. Cunningham (SC), Murphy (FL), Rose, Max (NY), Soto (FL), Levin, Mike (CA), Luria (VA), Cisneros (CA), Gonzalez, Anthony (OH)

Transfers $2 million from the Department of Justice general administration account towards Veterans Treatment Courts.

Adopted by voice vote

54. Cunningham (SC), Rooney (FL), Rutherford (FL), Fitzpatrick (PA), Mast (FL), Huffman (CA), McEachin (VA), Lowenthal (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Van Drew (NJ), Beyer (VA), Pappas (NH), Soto (FL), Pallone (NJ), Crist (FL), Clyburn (SC)

Blocks funding for NOAA to approve oil and gas exploration, including seismic airgun blasting, in the Atlantic.

Adopted by voice vote

58. Cunningham (SC) [Moulton]

Increases National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Operations, Research, and Facilities funding by $1,500,000, with the additional funding intended for North Atlantic Right Whale research and monitoring. Offset is DOJ General Administration.

Adopted by voice vote

65. Crow (CO), Escobar (TX)

Ensures that the U.S. Census Bureau follow existing law and not share data or information gathered, especially through data sharing agreements, with any department, bureau, or agency and penalizes disclosure of information by Census employees.

Adopted by voice vote

66. Dean (PA), Scanlon (PA), Cartwright (PA)

Increases funding for the John R. Justice Program by $2,000,000, to provide student loan repayment assistance for public defenders and prosecutors.

Adopted by voice vote

68. Escobar (TX)

Prohibits the use of funds to enforce the “zero-tolerance policy” announced by then-Attorney General Sessions in April 2018 that resulted in the separation of thousands of families.

Adopted by voice vote

70. Golden (ME), Pingree (ME)

States that none of the funds may be used for NOAA to utilize a North Atlantic right whale Risk Reduction Decision Support Tool.

Not adopted. Yeas 83, Nays 345

71. Horn (OK)

Decreases and increases funding by $2.5 million for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Memorial funding dedicated to training to improve police responses to people with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses.

Adopted by voice vote

72. Golden (NH), [Kim (NJ)], Brownley (CA), Kuster (NH), Cisneros (CA)

Increases funding for the veterans treatment courts program by $1 million, offset from DOJ General Administration.

Adopted by voice vote

73. Malinowski (NJ)

Increases funding for the National Security Division by $1,000,000 to be directed towards the Domestic Terrorism Counsel, and reduces funding by $1,000,000 for the DOJ General Administration account.

Adopted by voice vote

75. Neguse (CO)

Increases, by $1 million, funding for the NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program; offset from DOJ General Administration.

Adopted by voice vote

76. Neguse (CO)

Increases and decreases funding for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) by $5 million in order to encourage states to continue to improve their criminal and mental records for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Adopted by voice vote

78. Ocasio-Cortez (NY)

Moves $5 million from the DEA (enforcement) to the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program in keeping with the growing consensus to treat drug addiction as a public health issue. This still leaves the DEA with $84.9 million more than FY19 and $72.7 million more than the president’s request.

Adopted by voice vote

79. Omar (MN), Pressley (MA)

Increases and decreases funding for the Federal Prison System by $1 million to express concern with the use of solitary confinement within the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the United States Marshals Service.

Adopted by voice vote

81. Porter (CA), Tlaib (MI)

Increases funding for the Court-appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem program to $12.5 million (increase of $500,000, offset from DOJ General Administration).

Adopted by voice vote

82. Porter (CA), Tlaib (MI)

Increases funding to reduce the sexual assault backlog by $1 million, to $50 million; offset from DOJ General Administration.

Adopted by voice vote

83. Pressley (MA)

Directs an additional $3,000,000 to DOJ's Children of Incarcerated Parents program to support reentry services and family reunification upon release.

Adopted by voice vote

84. Pressley (MA)

Increases and decreases funding by $2,000,000 for Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Memorial funding to support community-based violence prevention programs.

Adopted by voice vote

85. Stevens (MI), Gaetz (FL), Neguse (CO), Fitzpatrick (PA), McAdams (UT), King, Peter (NY), Dean (PA), Buchanan (FL), Axne (IA)

Removes and adds $2,000,000 from the Legal Activities account at the Department of Justice for the purpose of instructing the Environment and Natural Resources Division to allocate more resources to the enforcement of animal cruelty laws.

Adopted. Yeas 381, Nays 50

89. Underwood (IL), Jeffries (NY)

Prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds for litigation that undermines the Affordable Care Act.

Adopted. Yeas 238, Nays 194

Division B - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration

En Bloc #3

91. Jackson Lee (TX)

Increases funding by $2 million for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Research and Education Activities account that provides grant research funding for “1890s Land Grant Universities,” which are the 19 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Reduces by $3 million the Office of the Chief Information Officer account.

92. Yoho (FL)

Decreases and increases funds by $5 million the salaries and expenses account of the Agricultural Research Service to support the research and development of an African Swine Fever vaccine.

93. McNerney (CA)

Increases and decreases by $100,000 the FDA salaries and expenses account, to express support for a process to make lawful a safe level for conventional foods and dietary supplements containing Cannabidiol (CBD) so long as the products are compliant with all other FDA rules and regulations.

94. Davis, Rodney (IL), Panetta (CA), DelBene (WA), Gabbard (HI), Yoho (FL), Cox (CA), Carbajal (CA), Larsen, Rick (WA), Marshall (KS), Van Drew (NJ), DeFazio (OR), Bost (IL), Guest (MS), Kinzinger (IL), Loebsack (IA)

Increases and decreases by $5,000,000 the research and education activities account for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to express support for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

95. Welch (VT)

Increases by $10 million the marketing services account for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives. Reduces by $10 million funding for USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer.

96. Welch (VT)

Increases by $1 million and decreases by $1 million the marketing services account to express support for the Acer Access Program (maple syrup).

98. Sablan (MP), Gabbard (HI)

Increases and decreases reserve funding in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $10,000,000 to express support for maintaining the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Nutritional Assistance Program at FY19 eligibility and benefit standards.

100. Sewell (AL)

Increases and decreases by $1.00 the Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account within USDA’s Rural Utilities Service to express support for addressing  ongoing efforts to address inadequate wastewater infrastructure in rural and unincorporated communities, specifically those where families or individuals have straight-pipe septic systems or failing decentralized sewage treatment systems.

102. Bera (CA)

Increases and decreases the Child Nutrition Programs account by $2,000,000 to express support for School Breakfast Expansion Grants that help increase participation through programs such as Breakfast after the Bell.

103. González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Radewagen (AS), Plaskett (VI), Gabbard (HI)

Provides $1.996 million for the Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers, which reimburses producers in the non-contiguous states and territories for a portion of the cost to transport agricultural commodities or inputs used to produce an agricultural commodity.  Offset by a corresponding decrease of $2 million in the Office of Communications.

104. Maloney, Sean (NY)

Decreases and increases funding by $5 million for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to express support for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.

106. Veasey (TX), Kind (WI), Gosar (AZ), Abraham (LA)

Increases and decreases the funding by $12 million for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service salaries and expenses account to express support for addressing Chronic Wasting Disease.

107. Steil (WI), Duffy (WI), Gallagher (WI)

Increases and decreased the marketing services account by $1.5 million to express the Congressional intent that the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives should be funded at that level.

108. Plaskett (VI), Gabbard (HI)

Increases by $5 million funding for Micro-grants for Food Security.  Offset by cuts of  $3 million in the Departmental Administration account; $1.4 million in the Office of the Chief Information Officer account; and $0.6 million in the Office of Communications within USDA.

109. Plaskett (VI)

Provides for inclusion of the insular territories of the United States within the meaning of the term “persistent poverty counties”.

110. Joyce, John (PA)

Increases and decreases account by $15,000,000 the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service salaries and expenses account to express support for a study on preventing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

111. Lamb (PA)

Reduces by $200,000 the Office of the Chief Information Officer account.  Increases by $200,000 the child nutrition programs account, with the intent that those resources go to  Technical Assistance for the Farm-to-School program.

112. Panetta (CA), Newhouse (WA)

Adds and reduces the Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics account by $1.00 for the purpose of instructing the Office to finalize a review, as required by the FY19 Farm Bill, of the programs of the Department of Agriculture that may be more effectively used to accelerate the development and use of automation or mechanization in the production or processing of specialty crops.

113. Cox (CA)

Strikes "1980, 1990", and insert "1990" to expand the time range for 10-20-30 funding, a formula to fight persistent poverty.

116. Neguse (CO), King, Peter (NY), Fitzpatrick (PA), Marshall (KS), McAdams (UT), Dean (PA), Cohen (TN), Estes (KS)

Reduces by $1 million the Agriculture Buildings and Facilities account and increases by $1 million the USDA Office of the Inspector General with the intent that the increase be used for  enforcement of anti-animal fighting statutes.

117. Craig (MN), Spanberger (VA)

Decreases by $353,000 the Office of the Chief Information Officer and increases by $353,000 the Rural Energy for American Program to spur rural renewable energy investment.

118. Craig (MN)

Decreases and increases by $1,000,000 the Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Program to express the importance of broadband access to rural communities, schools, and small businesses.

119. Trone (MD), Riggleman (VA)

Decreases by $5 million the Departmental Administration account. Increases by $5 million the Distance Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Program for Community Connect Grants.

120. Trone (MD), Riggleman (VA)

Reduces by $1 million the USDA Office of Communications. Increases by $1 million the funding for the Rural Health and Safety Education Program to combat the opioid epidemic in rural communities.

122. Axne (IA), Deutch (FL)

Increases and decreases the Economic Research Service by $1 to express support for a report to Congress on the impacts of tariffs on U.S. soybean farmers in light of Russian efforts to expand agricultural exports to China.

123. Lee, Susie (NV)

Increases by $500,000 the Child Nutrition account to encourage peer to peer learning among school nutrition staff to create healthy school environments.  Decreases by $500,000 the USDA Departmental Administration account.

124. Pressley (MA), Lamb (PA), Tlaib (MI)

Decreases by $1 million the Office of the Secretary. Increases funding by $1,000,000 for the Farm-to-School Grant Program.

125. Slotkin (MI)

Increases and decreases by $10 million the extension activities account to express support for  the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) program to fund mental health resources for farmers and ranchers.

Adopted by voice vote

97. Grothman (WI)

Reduces funds made available to division B by 3.7 percent.

Amendment not offered.

99. Banks (IN)

Reduces spending for each amount in Division B by 14 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 113, Nays 318

101. Biggs (AZ)

Prevents funds from being used to finalize, implement, or enforce the draft guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration in December of 2017 titled “Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic: Guidance for FDA Staff and Industry.”

Amendment withdrawn

105. Pence (IN), Bost (IL)

Increases funding for the rural broadband Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program by $25 million, offset by an $25 million decrease in the Office of the Chief Information Officer account.

Adopted. Yeas 425, Nays 6

114. Spanberger (VA), Welch (VT), Kind (WI), Axne (IA), Scott, Bobby (VA), Pappas (NH), Craig (MN), Lee, Susie (NV), Golden (ME), Van Drew (NJ), Cleaver (MO), Riggleman (VA), Finkenauer (IA)

Increases funding by $55 million funding in the bill for USDA’s Rural E-Connectivity (ReConnect) program, which makes loans and grants for broadband deployment in rural communities. Decreases are split between the Departmental Administration account ($12.5 million), the Office of the Chief Information Officer ($12.5 million), and the Office of the General Counsel ($30 million).

Adopted. Yeas 408, Nays 22

115. Underwood (IL)

Prevents funds from being used to remove existing information about climate change from official publications.

Adopted by voice vote

121. Ocasio-Cortez (NY)

Strikes the following language in the bill: “Provided, That up to $2,000,000,000 shall be used for the construction, acquisition, design and engineering or improvement of fossil fueled electric generating plants (whether new or existing) that utilize carbon subsurface utilization and storage systems.”

Amendment not offered.


Division C – Interior, Environment

En Bloc #4

126. Scanlon (PA)

Decreases and increases funding by $2 million from the Environmental Programs and Management account for purposes of EPA enforcement authority over Clean Air Act regulations related to waste-to-energy incinerators.

138. DeGette (CO), Porter (CA)

Increases and decreases by $3,000,000 the Environmental Programs and Management fund to instruct EPA to advance environmental justice by implementing environmental enforcement strategies in 100 communities overburdened by serious environmental noncompliance problems and instruct EPA to research the cumulative risks posed by multiple sources of pollution, and to incorporate this information into EPA health assessments.

141. Grijalva (AZ)

Prohibits the Department of the Interior from transferring jurisdictions of National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and other public lands along the border pursuant to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border in contravention of Congress.

142. Grijalva (AZ), Haaland (NM), Lowenthal (CA)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement Executive Order 13817, which treats uranium as a critical mineral for the purposes of expedited permitting under the administration’s critical mineral strategy.

152. Lujan (NM)

Prevents any of the funds made available by this act to be used for further mineral development around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park on federal lands. This amendment does not affect the mineral rights of an Indian Tribe or member of an Indian Tribe to trust land or allotment land.

153. Lujan (NM)

Increases and decreases $1,500,000 for the Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program, as authorized in S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The Rio Puerco Basin is the one of the largest tributaries in the Rio Grande Basin and this amendment would help restore and manage this critical watershed which currently deposits large amounts of damaging excess sediment to the Rio Grande system which results in alarming levels of erosion and flooding.

155. Bonamici (OR), Tonko (NY), Sherrill (NJ), Fletcher (TX)

Increases funding for the EPA Science Advisory Board by $500,000, and decreases funding for the EPA Executive Management and Operations program by $500,000 to support the SAB review of the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science proposed rule.

159. Jeffries (NY)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act to the National Park Service may be used to increase the sales of plastic bottles.

160. Jeffries (NY), Cunningham (SC)

Prohibits funds made available to the National Park Service to be used for the purchase or display of a confederate flag with the exception of specific circumstances where the flags provide historical context.

164. Lowenthal (CA)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue a proposed or final rule to replace the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Reform final rule.

169. Vargas (CA), Levin, Mike (CA), Davis, Susan (CA), Peters (CA)

Increases and decreases by $10,000,000 State and Tribal Assistance Grants in order to direct the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize projects that will drastically reduce pollution flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border.

170. Beyer (VA)

Prohibits funds to eliminate the requirement that newly built coal power plants capture carbon dioxide emissions.

171. Beyer (VA), Norton (DC)

Increases and decreases $5,000,000 from the Office of the Secretary account for the purpose of maintaining the Interior Department's body camera pilot program.

172. Dingell (MI), Tlaib (MI)

Prohibits the use of funds in this bill to close or relocate any EPA office that houses emergency responders or a criminal investigation unit.

175. Schneider (IL), Underwood (IL), Lipinski (IL), Casten (IL), Foster (IL), Quigley (IL)

Increases and decreases $25,000 in funding for the EPA’s Environmental Programs and Management account to support EPA public forums and outreach on ethylene oxide to communities identified in the National Air Toxic Assessment to face dangerous emissions levels of this known carcinogen.

177. Horsford (NV)

Increases and decreases the National Park Service Construction account by $1,000,000 in order to fund the construction of a Visitor’s Center at Tule Springs National Monument in Nevada.

178. McEachin (VA), Huffman (CA)

Withholds funds for the Department of the Interior’s Executive Resources Board unless it’s voting members are less than fifty percent career Senior Executive Service members.

180. O'Halleran (AZ)

Increases and decreases by $1 million funding for CFLRP, to highlight the importance of CFLRP to forest restoration, wildfire risk reduction, and rural economic development.

181. O'Halleran (AZ)

Increases and decreases funding by $1 million in the EPA's Superfund Account to highlight the need to increase EPA staffing to meaningfully address over 500 abandoned uranium mines on and near the Navajo Nation.

182. Casten (IL)

Prohibits the United States Geological Survey from using funds to limit the use of climate modeling tools.

192. Stevens (MI), Schrier (WA)

Increases and decreases $2,000,000 from the Environmental Programs and Management account for the purpose of instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize funding to develop a national recycling strategy to ensure the long-term economic and environmental viability of local recycling programs.

193. Tlaib (MI), Dingell (MI)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the closure of EPA offices in regions that have designated Sulfur Dioxide (2010) Nonattainment Areas.

Adopted by voice vote

127. Burgess (TX)

Places a funding limitation on the EPA's ability to utilize the Title 42 special pay authority.

Amendment not offered

128. Wasserman Schultz (FL), Crist (FL), Frankel (FL), Castor (FL), Mucarsel-Powell (FL), Gaetz (FL), Diaz-Balart (FL), Hastings (FL), Shalala (FL), Deutch (FL), Wilson, Frederica (FL), Murphy (FL), Buchanan (FL), Mast (FL), Bilirakis (FL), Soto (FL), Lawson (FL), Rutherford (FL), Demings (FL), Spano (FL), Webster (FL), Rooney (FL), Posey (FL)

Prohibits any funds from being expended by the Department of the Interior to conduct oil and gas pre-leasing, leasing, and related activities in outer continental shelf planning areas around Florida.

Adopted. Yeas 252, Nays 178

129. Young (AK)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to enforce EPA’s regulations for emissions from small remote incinerators in Alaska.

Rejected by voice vote

130. Young (AK)

Prohibits funds from being used to designate new wild and scenic rivers in National Parks in Northwestern California.

Amendment not offered

131. Young (AK)

Bars the use of funds to designate new wilderness areas in National Forests in Northwestern California.

Amendment not offered

132. Pallone (NJ), Payne, Jr. (NJ), Golden (ME), Van Drew (NJ), Kim (NJ), Cunningham (SC), King, Peter (NY), Rutherford (FL), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Cicilline (RI), Langevin (RI), Luria (VA), Pappas (NH), Rice, Tom (SC), Price (NC)

Establishes a Department of Interior moratorium on oil and gas drilling and related activities in the Atlantic, including the North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, and the South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Planning Areas.

Adopted. Yeas 247, Nays 185

133. Buchanan (FL), Huffman (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Lieu (CA)

Prevents funds from being used by USFWS to issue permits for the importation of elephant or lion trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia or Tanzania.

Adopted. Yeas 239, Nays 192

En Bloc #5

134. Scott, Bobby (VA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Lewis (GA), Tlaib (MI)

Increases funding by $500,000 for the 400 Years of African-American History Commission in order for them to carry out their mandate.

137. Schweikert (AZ)

Increases funding in the Environmental Programs and Management account by $1 million for Air Quality Management and decreases funding in the Department of Interior Office of the Secretary account by $1 million.

145. Hudson (NC)

Increases and decreases the Capital Maintenance and Improvement account by $1 to highlight the need for improvements to roads within the Uwharrie National Forest.

146. Matsui (CA), Long (MO)

Increases and decreases the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant program by $5 million.

149. Moore (WI)

Increases and decreases funding by $5 million for EPA’s State and Tribal Assistance Grants to express support for increased funding for the lead reduction projects grant program which helps low-income homeowners replace lead pipes.

150. Moore (WI)

Increases funding by $1 million for the Indian Health Services Domestic Violence Prevention Program to allow for additional grants and decreases $1 million from the Office of the Secretary Departmental Operations account.

154. LaMalfa (CA)

Increases and decreases $10,000,000 from the Forest Service National Forest System account to transfer funds from Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness activities to Forest Products activities to increase timber production on federal land.

157. Brownley (CA), Cisneros (CA)

Increases funding for the Wildland fire management account by $1 million, with the intent it be spent on the Joint Fire Science program, decreases $1 million from the Office of the Secretary of Interior’s administrative account.

162. Kuster (NH), Tipton (CO)

Increases and decreases $1 million in the National Forest System account to highlight the National Avalanche Center which provides training and support to prevent snow avalanche casualties.

166. Ruiz (CA)

Increases and decreases funding by $2 million from the State and Private Forestry account for the purposes of highlighting Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants.

173. Lieu (CA)

Increases and decreases $200,000 from U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Resource Management to support the Wildlife Detector Dog Program in the Office of Law Enforcement.

174. Plaskett (VI)

Provides for inclusion of the insular territories of the United States within the meaning of the term “persistent poverty counties”.

179. O'Halleran (AZ)

Increases and decreases by $7 million funding for Indian Health Service Facilities, to highlight the importance of completing the Hopi Arsenic Mitigation Project, to provide safe drinking water to the Hopi.

183. Casten (IL)

Increases and decreases funding for Geographic Programs by $1 for the purposes of maintaining the Great Lakes Advisory Board within the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

184. Craig (MN)

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for the Clean Water Act Section 319 Non-Point Source Pollution Program that is designed to give local and state governments the flexibility to decrease water pollutants through community-based conservation projects.

185. Haaland (NM)

Increases and decreases funding by $35,000,000 in the Indian Health Service account to support urban Indian health.

186. Haaland (NM)

Increases and decreases funding by $176,000,000 in the Operation of Indian Programs account to support tribal courts and law enforcement.

188. Levin, Andy (MI)

Increases and decreases funding by $10 million to support Sewer Overflow Control Grants and prioritize improvements to the Chapaton Retention Basin, a Macomb County, Michigan combined sewer overflow facility, and other projects that protect the Great Lakes and freshwater sources.

189. McAdams (UT)

Increases and decreases the Wildland Fire Management account by $1 for the purposes of recognizing the important needs of rural counties to be able to properly rehabilitate and remediate burned areas after severe wildfire burn, to ensure our rural communities are prepared for wildfires.

191. Sherrill (NJ)

Increases and decreases $8,000,000 funding from EPA’s Science and Technology Account with the purpose of instructing the EPA to fund the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers. These centers have made profound contributions to the scientific understanding on how exposures to chemicals and pollutants uniquely impact children and pregnant women.

Amendments en bloc adopted by voice vote

135. Duncan (SC), Gosar (AZ), Joyce, John (PA), Gaetz (FL), Cloud (TX), Lesko (AZ)

Prohibits funds from being used to enforce two climate rules for existing and new power plants entitled, “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units”; and “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".

Not adopted. Yeas 192, Nays 240

136. Blumenauer (OR), Gallego (AZ)

Prevents any funds in this bill from being used to plan, design, study, or construct, for the purpose of harvesting timber by private entities or individuals, a forest development road in the Tongass National Forest.

Adopted. Yeas 243, Nays 188

139. Gosar (AZ)

Prohibits funds for carrying out EPA’s Endangerment Finding with respect to greenhouse gas emissions.

Not adopted. Yeas 178, Nays 254

140. Gosar (AZ), Abraham (LA)

Increases and decreases $1,720,000 from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Management for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) research in wild and captive populations of cervids.

Adopted by voice vote

143. Duncan (SC), Young (AK), Gosar (AZ)

Strikes section 118 from the bill which requires minimum bids on leases in ANWR.

Not adopted. Yeas 198, Nays 233

144. Green, Al (TX)

Increases and decreases the EPA Science and Technology Account by $2 to underscore the importance of EPA’s IRIS assessment of hexavalent chromium.

Amendment not offered

147. Mullin (OK), Duncan (SC)

Prohibits funds from being used to enforce the Obama Administration's Methane Rule, entitled “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources.”

Not adopted. Yeas 191, Nays 241

148. Mullin (OK), Kelly, Mike (PA), Duncan (SC)

Prohibits the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or guidance that references or relies on analysis of the cost of social carbon under certain Technical Support Documents published by the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon.

Not adopted. Yeas 189, Nays 243

151. Smith, Jason (MO)

Increases and decreases the Environmental Program and Management account by $500,000 in order to direct EPA to produce reports on how much environmental measures have improved preceding enactment of USMCA.

Adopted by voice vote

156. Newhouse (WA), DeFazio (OR), Gianforte (MT), Schrader (OR), Schrier (WA), Bishop, Rob (UT), O'Halleran (AZ), Bonamici (OR), Rogers, Harold (KY), McMorris Rodgers (WA)

Prohibits any funds in the bill from being used to either alter or terminate the Interagency Agreement between the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture that governs the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) program, and prohibits any funds in the bill from being used to close any of the 25 CCCs that are currently operating.

Amendment withdrawn

158. Graves, Garret (LA)

Strikes section 117 of division C which requires that offshore oil/gas lease sales be in the current 5-year plan, not the proposed plan.

Not adopted. Yeas 193, Nays 239

161. Hice (GA)

Decreases each amount made available by this Act (other than an amount required to be made available by a provision of law) by 23.6 percent to match the President's budget request.

Not adopted. Yeas 128, Nays 304

163. Banks (IN)

Reduces spending for each amount available in Division C by 14 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 132, Nays 299

165. Biggs (AZ)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act can be used for the Integrated Risk Information System of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Not adopted. Yeas 157, Nays 275

167. Cunningham (SC), Rooney (FL), Rutherford (FL), Fitzpatrick (PA), Mast (FL), Huffman (CA), McEachin (VA), Lowenthal (CA), Blumenauer (OR), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Van Drew (NJ), Beyer (VA), Pappas (NH), Soto (FL), Pallone (NJ), Crist (FL), Clyburn (SC)

States that none of the funds in this Act can be used by BOEM to issue permits for oil and gas exploration, including for seismic airgun blasting, in the Atlantic.

Adopted. Yeas 245, Nays 187

168. Cunningham (SC), Torres Small, Xochitl  (NM), Neguse (CO)

Increases and decreases funding by $5,000,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to prioritize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Adopted. Yeas 325, Nays 178

176. Carbajal (CA), Cisneros (CA), Rouda (CA), Hill, Katie (CA), Huffman (CA), Porter (CA), Kilmer (WA), Levin, Mike (CA)

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used on offshore oil and gas leasing off the Washington/Oregon, Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas for FY2020.

Adopted. Yeas 238, Nays 192

187. Hill, Katie (CA)

Increases by $7 million DOI and Forest Service accounts for wildfire preparedness, wildfire suppression operations, emergency rehabilitation, and hazardous fuels management, decreases  by $7 million the increase to the Working Capital Fund.

Adopted. Yeas 377, Nays 55

190. Schrier (WA), Castor (FL), Schakowsky (IL), Barragán (CA), Doyle (PA), Cox (CA)

Prohibits funds to be used for undermining the EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS), which has been implemented by the power sector and has protected children and communities from mercury, lead, arsenic and other air toxics from power plants. The MATS standard prevents up to 11,000 fatalities and 130,000 asthma attacks each year.

Adopted. Yeas 253, Nays 177

194. Van Drew (NJ), Graves, Garret (LA), Rouzer (NC)

Prohibits funds to implement the Department of Interior Solicitor’s opinion (FWS.CW.0380) issued in 1994 interpreting the applicability of a section of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.

Amendment not offered

Division D – Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

195. Raskin (MD)

Increases and decreases funding by $1 million for Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps in order to support construction projects on military facilities and facilities that serve the military community where health and safety are at risk.

Adopted by voice vote

En Bloc #6

196. Lesko (AZ)

Increases and decreases the Veterans Health Administration account by $3 million to be directed towards women only inpatient clinics.

197. McCarthy (CA)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Construction, Major Projects account by $39.732 million to support the timely completion of construction of VA facilities authorized by Public Law 111-82.

200. Lynch (MA)

Increases funding for Medical Services by $1 million, with the intention of it being directed to Public-Private Partnerships to reduce veteran suicides, decreases General Administration account by $1 million.

201. Barr (KY)

Increases by $5 million the VHA’s Medical Services account for the explicit use for VA’s Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program equine assisted therapy, given the promising results reported using equine assisted therapy for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, decreases by $5 million the VHA’s Medical Community of Care account.

202. Welch (VT)

Increases and decreases funding for the VA medical services account by $1 million for the purpose of encouraging VA to collaborate with states on their efforts to conduct educational outreach and help veterans enroll in the burn pits registry.

203. Allen (GA), Hice (GA)

Increases and decreases Military Construction, Army by $37 million to fulfill the President’s budget request for construction of the Cyber Instructional Facility at Fort Gordon.

204. Connolly (VA)

Increases and decreases VA OIG funding by $1 million to encourage the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General to devote sufficient resources to oversight of the Washington, DC VA Medical Center.

205. Bost (IL)

Increases and decreases by $1 million the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account to emphasize the positive pro-bono legal services done by public university law schools to help veterans and their dependents in underserved areas.

207. Sewell (AL)

Increases and decreases the Medical Community Care account by $1 to instruct the Veterans Health Administration to prioritize funding for the modernization of medical transportation programs for Veterans, particularly those who are rural, underserved or female. 

209. Ruiz (CA), Welch (VT)

Increases and decreases funding to VA Medical Services account by $1 million to conduct educational outreach to veterans to enroll in the burn pits registry, conduct additional research using the registry, and other activities concerning the maintenance of the registry.

210. Johnson, Mike (LA), Abraham (LA)

Increases and decreases DOD Military Construction, Army funds by $1 to show Congressional intent for the Army to prioritize modernization funding for its Combat Development Centers (CDC) in order to properly prepare and equip the Army for training scenarios.

211. Johnson, Mike (LA), Abraham (LA)

Increases and decreases Military Construction, Air Force funds by $1 to show Congressional intent to ensure the Air Force continues to follow its revised plan for construction and upgrades to the Weapons Generation Facility enterprise and its critical function to the national security interests of the United States.

212. Gottheimer (NJ)

Increases and decrease funding for the VA General Administration account by $1 million to address staffing shortages across the board at the VA.

213. Gottheimer (NJ), Rose, Max (NY)

Increases funding by $5 million for the Veterans Health Administration to hire more mental health professionals, the most needed occupation according to the VA's Inspector General, decreases by $6.5 million from the General Administration account.

214. Steil (WI)

Increases and decreases by $1 million funding for the Veterans Health Administration Medical Services account to express the Congressional intent that the VA suicide prevention and treatment programs should be adequately funded.

215. Blunt Rochester (DE)

Increases and decreases by $1 million the Veterans Health Administration Medical Services account for the purpose of expressing concern over uncompensated care for veterans under a certain service-connected disability rating at State veterans nursing homes. This includes uncompensated dental care for veterans without a 100% disability rating and pharmacy co-pay for veterans with less than a 70% rating.

216. Hill, French (AR)

Increases by $1.5 million programs within the Medical Services account, including homeless assistance programs and suicide prevention outreach, decreases by $1.5 million the Departmental Administration account.

217. Carbajal (CA)

Increases and decreases Veterans Health Administration Medical Services funding by $5 million to direct the Secretary to change the phone system to have local Community Based Outpatient Centers answer calls rather than having all calls routed to the major VA Medical Centers in an effort to reduce wait times for veterans on the phone and to provide more timely health services.

218. Carbajal (CA)

Increases by $3 million the Veterans Transportation Program within the Medical Services account, to assist veterans in attending to all their medical appointments in a timely manner, decreases by $3.5 million funding for information technology systems.

222. Porter (CA), Gosar (AZ)

Increases funding by $1 million for the Veterans Crisis Line, decreases by $1,000,000 funding for the Information Technology Systems account.

223. Porter (CA), Kuster (NH), Adams (NC)

Increases funding by $2 million for VA homeless assistance programs to combat Veteran homelessness, decreases by $2 million funding for the Information Technology Systems account.

224. Pappas (NH)

Increases and decreases by $10 million the Veterans Health Administration Medical Facilities funds to specify improvements to the environment of care for women veterans in VA facilities.

225. Kim (NJ), Norcross (NJ)

Increases and decreases the Air Force account by $7 million to address road safety issues at military bases.

227. Houlahan (PA), Adams (NC), Luria (VA)

Increases the Veterans Health Administration Medical Services account by $1.7 million in order to increase the minimum amount that must spent on gender-specific care for women at the VA, decreases by $1.7 million the General Administration account.

Amendments en bloc adopted by voice vote

198. Blumenauer (OR)

Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from interfering with a veteran’s participation in a state medical cannabis program, denying a veteran who participates in a state medical cannabis program from being denied VA services, and interfering with the ability of VA health care providers to recommend participation in state medical cannabis programs.

Amendment withdrawn

199. Walberg (MI), Rutherford (FL)

Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce proposed rules limiting veterans’ ability to access care from a prosthetist of their choice.

Amendment withdrawn

206. Bost (IL), Lipinski (IL)

Prohibits funding to be used in contravention of the Executive Order titled, "Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects."

Adopted. Yeas 373, Nays 51

208. Grothman (WI)

Reduces funds made available to division D by 8.2 percent.

Amendment not offered

219. Cunningham (SC), Ratcliffe (TX)

Prevents any military construction funding from being used towards a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

Adopted by voice vote

220. Golden (ME), Fulcher (ID)

Increases funds for the VA Medical Facilities account by $5 million, decreases by $5.2 million funding for information technology systems.

Adopted. Yeas 418, Nays 6

221. McAdams (UT), Axne (IA), Stivers (OH), Barr (KY), Allred (TX), Gonzalez, Anthony  (OH)

Increases and decreases by $1 the Veterans Benefits Administration, General Operating Expenses account with the intent to instructs the Department of Veterans Affairs to submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate an implementation plan, including expected timeline and resource requirements, for the Department of Veterans Affairs to complete the requirements of Section 302 of Public Law 115-174.

Adopted. Yeas 420, Nays 3

226. Cunningham (SC)

Prohibits funds to future defense projects that do not conform with military resilience standards.

Adopted by voice vote

228. Kim (NJ), Norcross (NJ)

Increases and decreases the Army Reserve account by $7 million to address road safety issues at military bases.

Adopted by voice vote


Division E – Transportation and Housing and Urban Development

229. Woodall (GA)

Strikes section 193 of Division E.

As it is currently written, 23 U.S. Code 603(b) (the relevant portion of the United States Code) allows for secured loans under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to count toward any non-Federal share of project costs required under federal transportation programs if the loan is repaid from non-Federal funds. Section 193 of Division E intends to clarify that loans under TIFIA are part of the local share if repaid by local funds by changing “may” to “shall.” This change would apply to all federal transportation programs except for the INFRA grant program. This amendment eliminates this clarification to 23 U.S. Code 603(b).

Rejected by voice vote

En Bloc #7

230. DeSaulnier (CA)

Increases and decreases funding for the Research and Technology account at the Department of Transportation by $2 million to support a study on the impacts climate change has already had and will continue to have on all modes of transportation.

236. Norton (DC), Beyer (VA), Schakowsky (IL), Suozzi (NY), Gallego (AZ), Khanna (CA), Panetta (CA), Peters (CA), Quigley (IL), Raskin (MD), Sherman (CA)

Increases and decreases by $1 the FAA Operations budget with the intent to urge the FAA to prioritize efforts to combat airplane and helicopter noise.

238. Waters (CA)

Increases by $5 million the Homeless Assistance Grants program for technical assistance to improve system responses to youth homelessness and improve data collection on youth homelessness, decreases by $5 million the Department of Housing and Urban Development administrative and support offices account.

242. Jackson Lee (TX)

Increases and decreases the National Infrastructure Investments (BUILD) account by $10,000,000 to support urban bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.

245. Langevin (RI)

Provides $800,000 for the Access Board to study in-cabin wheelchair restraint systems as described in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, decreases by $800,000 funds for the Department of Transportation Research and Technology account.

250. Foster (IL)

Increases and decreases $1 from National Infrastructure Investments (BUILD) to highlight the disparity between State apportionments.

252. Keating (MA)

Increases and decreases by $5,000,000 the Office of the Secretary of Transportation to support the design of projects to replace federally owned bridge infrastructure that is designated as an evacuation route.

254. Sewell (AL)

Adds and removes $1 from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation to instruct the Department to prioritize funding and resources for the modernization and expansion of non-emergency medical transportation programs. The Secretary should submit to Congress an analysis on how the Department can better address transportation barriers, which is a critical social determinant of health. 

256. Bera (CA), Cisneros (CA)

Increases funding for DoT Low or No Emission Vehicle Program by $2 million, decreases by $2 million funds for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

260. Adams (NC)

Increases by $2 million the Federal Aviation Administration’s Facilities and Equipment account (Terminal Programs) for the purpose increasing availability of funds for replacing Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities, decreases by $2 million the Department of Transportation Research and Technology account.

261. Adams (NC), Pressley (MA)

Increases funding for senior housing by $1 million through the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, reduces by $1 million the Department of Housing and Urban Development Management and Administration funds.

262. Adams (NC)

Increases funding by $2 million for the tenant-based rental assistance program, decreases by $2 million  the Department of Housing and Urban Development Administrative Support Offices.

264. Maloney, Sean (NY)

Decreases and increases funding for the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Planning, Research, and Development account by $1 million for the purposes of encouraging the Department of Transportation to research implementing connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle technologies at highway-rail grade crossings.

266. Plaskett (VI)

Provides for inclusion of the insular territories of the United States within the meaning of the term “areas of persistent poverty.”

269. Jayapal (WA)

Increases and decreases $2 million from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund to support the Airport Noise And Environmental Streamlining subtitle of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

270. Jayapal (WA)

Increases by $1 million funds for the DOT Office of the Inspector General to support the FAA safety certification process audit, decreases by $1 million the Office of the Secretary of Transportation.

271. Blunt Rochester (DE)

Increase and decrease by $1,000,000 to the Homeless Grants Account under Housing and Urban Development title which funds HUD’s continuum of care for the purpose of expressing concern over consideration of transitional family housing grants under competitive grant assessments, especially regarding populations with special needs such as survivors of violence and those with substance use disorders. HUD should submit a study on the impact of awarding transitional family housing grants via competitive assessments and the effectiveness of these programs versus alternative programs in achieving long-term housing stability.

272. Carbajal (CA)

Increases and decreases the Department of Transportation’s Research and Technology account by $500,000 for the Secretary of Transportation and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on effective ways to measure the resilience of transportation systems and services to withstand natural disasters, natural hazards, and other potential disruptions.

275. Levin, Mike (CA), Pressley (MA)

Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Policy Development and Research to support included funds to study alternative methods for calculating Fair Market Rents in rental markets with rapidly rising rents.

276. Omar (MN), Tlaib (MI), Kuster (NH), Khanna (CA)

Increases funding and associated fees for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Manufactured Housing Program by $500,000, in order to protect the quality, safety and affordability of manufactured homes and to make homeownership more accessible.

277. Schrier (WA)

Increases and decreases funding to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by $1,000,000 to support state efforts aimed at reducing distracted driving, properly securing vehicle loads, and other highways safety programs.

278. Escobar (TX)

Increases and decreases funding for the Small Community Air Service Development Program by $5 million to help small airports compete for air service.

279. Escobar (TX)

Increases and decreases funding for the Nationa Infrastructure Investments (BUILD) planning grant set aside for areas of persistent poverty by $5 million to highlight the needs of low-income communities.

280. Porter (CA)

Increases by $10,000,000 funding within the Highway Infrastructure Program for the construction of electric vehicle charging and hydrogen fueling stations, decreases by $10,000,000 funds for the Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary.

281. Phillips (MN)

Increases and decreases funding supporting capital investment grants by $1,000,000. These funds are used to invest in critical transit projects.

283. Malinowski (NJ)

Codifies Congress’s intent that the Department of Transportation follow the law when determining a project’s eligibility for Capital Investment Grants.

285. Malinowski (NJ)

Increases and decreases funding for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) by $1,000,000 to enhance PHMSA’s Community Liaison Services’ ability to respond to pipeline-related inquiries from community members.

286. Malinowski (NJ)

Increases funding for the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General by $1,000,000. Decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation by $1,000,000.

287. Craig (MN)

Increases and decreases by $1,500,000 funding for the FAA to address the concerns of communities affected by aircraft noise to urge the FAA to respond fully and completely to the requirements in the FAA Reauthorization Act pertaining to noise reduction.

290. Finkenauer (IA)

Increases by $1,000,000 funding for the National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau (Build America Bureau) to ensure rural communities can get technical assistance when seeking federal transportation infrastructure financing opportunities. Decreases by $1,000,000 funding for the Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary.

Amendments en bloc adopted by voice vote

En Bloc #8

239. Meadows (NC)

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary by $1,000,000 to study economic authority certification to facilitate the operation of U.S.-based unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators who receive venture capital and who carry cargo within U.S. airspace.

240. Doggett (TX)

Increases funding for aviation safety activities at FAA by $7.5 million in order to ensure the implementation of second-class medical certificates for commercial balloon operators. Decreases finance and management activities at the FAA by $7.5M.

243. Jackson Lee (TX)

Increases and decreases by $2,000,000 funds for the HUD Office of Inspector General account to investigate the Department’s delay in releasing over $5 billion in Hurricane Harvey Disaster Community Block Grant funds.

246. Graves, Garret (LA)

Prohibits funding from being used to issue rules or guidance in contravention of Sec. 1210 of the FAA Reauthorization Act or Sec. 312 of the Stafford Act with regards to duplication of benefits.

247. Lipinski (IL)

Increases and decreases $1,000,000 from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) program for the purpose of instructing the Federal Railroad Administration to include preventive maintenance as an eligible capital expense for grants awarded to projects deploying Positive Train Control (PTC).

249. Bost (IL), Lipinski (IL)

Prohibits the use of funds in contravention of Executive Order 13858, “Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects” issued on January 31, 2019.

255. Burchett (TN)

Increases by $12,000,000 Highway Infrastructure Programs, decreases by $12,000,000 the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary.

257. Spano (FL)

Increases funding for the commercial space transportation activities account by $8 million to the fiscal year 2019 authorized level. Decreases funding by $8 million for the finance and management activities account.

259. Takano (CA), Calvert (CA), Boyle (PA), Cook (CA)

Prohibits Amtrak from using funding under this Act in contravention of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

263. Kuster (NH), Green, Al (TX), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Levin, Mike (CA), Pappas (NH), Hill, Katie (CA), Rouda (CA), Porter (CA), Armstrong (ND), Rose, Max (NY), Brindisi (NY), Cisneros (CA)

Increases funding for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program by $2 million, decreases Department of Housing and Urban Development Program Offices Salaries and Expenses by $2 million.

265. Rice, Kathleen (NY), Sherman (CA)

Increases and decreases funding to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund by $1 million in order to support the research and development of aircraft technologies that reduce aviation noise.

274. Garcia, Jesús (IL)

Increases and decreases Transit Formula Grants by $1 million for funding for technical assistance and training for front line bus and rail transit workers.

Adopted by voice vote

231. Burgess (TX)

Reduces funding for the Essential Air Service by $50 million.

Amendment not offered

232. Lesko (AZ)

Strikes language in section 236, which prohibits funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce a rule that would change HUD’s “Equal Access in Accordance With an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs” rule.

Amendment not offered

233. DeFazio (OR)

Prohibits the of the Department of Transportation from using any funds to authorize the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail tank car by proposing and finalizing a rulemaking or issuing special permits.

Adopted. Yeas 221, Nays 192.

234. Duncan (SC), Hartzler (MO), Meadows (NC), Babin (TX), Gaetz (FL), Timmons (SC)

Strikes section 236 which prohibits funds from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the HUD “Equal Access in Accordance With an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs” and the “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity” rules.

Not adopted. Yeas 180, Nays 236

235. Duncan (SC), Hartzler (MO), Meadows (NC), Babin (TX), Gaetz (FL), Cloud (TX), Timmons (SC), Norman (SC)

Strikes section 237 which gives the HUD notice “Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities” the force and effect of law.

Not adopted. Yeas 181, Nays 236

237. Perry (PA)

Strikes the bill’s prohibition on the FTA requirement that applicants for the Capital Investment Grant provide a reasonable cost estimate that exceeds a 50 percent probability of on-budget completion.

Amendment not offered

241. Heck (WA), Young (AK), Moore (WI), Huffman (CA), Gabbard (HI), Haaland (NM)

Increases by $5,000,000 funding for the Indian Community Development Block Grants program, decreases by $5,000,000 HUD’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Fund.

Adopted by voice vote

244. Grothman (WI)

Reduces funds made available to Division E by 4.6 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 145, Nays 273

248. Bost (IL), Duffy (WI)

Increases and decreases $1,000,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to ensure that HUD continues to work with the HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) to incorporate findings and recommendations of the OIG investigation, “Final Evaluation Report – HUD’s Oversight of Alexander County Public Housing Authority” and “Alexander County Housing Authority’s improper usage of HUD subsidized Asset Management Project Funds,” for the purposes of protecting public housing residents and improving agency oversight and enforcement of public housing regulations.

Adopted by voice vote

251. Banks (IN)

Reduces amounts made available in Division E, other than amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 131, Nays 287

253. Mitchell (MI)

Makes a 3 percent across the board spending reduction to Division E.

Amendment not offered

258. Vargas (CA), Aguilar (CA)

Prohibits any funds from being used to bar or limit DACA recipients from receiving mortgage loans backed by FHA, solely on the basis of their status as DACA recipients.

Adopted by voice vote

267. Krishnamoorthi (IL), Rouda (CA), DeSaulnier (CA), Clay (MO), Blumenauer (OR), Bustos (IL), Payne, Jr. (NJ), Beyer (VA), Dean (PA), Sherrill (NJ)

Prohibits any funds from being used in violation of section 2635.702 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations which relates to the use of public office for private gain.

Adopted by voice vote

268.  Jayapal (WA)

Increases by $1,000,000 funds for transitional housing and homelessness services, decreases by $1,000,000 funds for the Department of Housing and Urban Development Executive Offices.

Adopted. Yeas 294 , Nays 127

273. Wexton (VA)

Increases and decreases $7,000,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration Operations for the purpose of instructing the Federal Aviation Administration to continue the Remote Tower Pilot Program.

Adopted by voice

282. Garcia, Jesús (IL), Cisneros (CA)

Increases by $5 million the National Infrastructure Investments (BUILD) planning grant set-aside for a total of $20 million to support transit, transit-oriented development, and multimodal projects. This amendment does not require an offset.

Adopted by voice vote

284. Malinowski (NJ)

Increases funding for the Low or No Emission Grant Program by $6 million to promote state emission responsibility. Decreases funding for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Grants by $6 million.

Adopted by voice vote

288. Pressley (MA), Tlaib (MI)

Provides a $5 million increase to the Family Self Sufficiency Program and reduces by $5 million funds from the Office of the Secretary at HUD.

Adopted by voice vote

289. Pressley (MA)

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 funding for the National Infrastructure Investments (BUILD) account in order to reinforce the importance of robust investments in safe, reliant and efficient transit options including commuter rails, subway, buses, bike and pedestrian paths.

Adopted by voice vote