Amendments to H.R. 3351

Amendments to H.R. 3351 — Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill

Summary of the bill can be found here.

Amendments made in order:

1. Pocan (WI), Clyburn (SC), Bustos (IL), Butterfield (NC)

Prohibits the Federal Communications Committee from finalizing the proposed rule “Universal Service Contribution Methodology," which would impose a cap on the Universal Service Fund and allow the sub-caps of USF programs to be combined.

Adopted by voice vote

2. King, Steve (IA)

Strikes section 634 from the bill, which states that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to propose, promulgate, or implement any rule, principle, policy, standard, or guidance changing the 2017 methodology prescribed by OMB for determining the Official Poverty Measure.

Amendment not offered

3. King, Steve (IA)

Strikes the section 126 of the underlying bill which prohibits the use of funds from the Department of the Treasury’s Forfeiture Fund to plan, design, construct or carry out a project to construct a southern Border Wall or barrier along the southern border of the US.

Not adopted. Yeas 191, Yeas 226

4. Norton (DC), Connolly (VA), Raskin (MD), Sarbanes (MD), Trone (MD), Hoyer (MD), Brown (MD), Wexton (VA), Beyer (VA), Titus (NV)

Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to relocate the National Institute of Food and Agriculture or the Economic Research Service outside of the National Capital Region.

Adopted. Yeas 226, Nays 198

5. Huizenga (MI)

Prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce a SEC rule pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to conflict minerals.

Rejected by voice vote

6. Velázquez (NY)

Increases funding for Small Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $1 million, with the increase intended to specifically support Growth Accelerators.

Adopted by voice vote

7. Hill, French (AR), Womack (AR)

Increases and decreases funding in the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $5,000,000 to support funding for the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster Program.

Adopted by voice vote

8. Lee (CA) [Jackson Lee (TX)]

Increases funding by $1 million to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for the purpose of assisting the parents of a deceased child, when that child's information has been stolen and used on personal income taxes filed with the IRS, when the parent or guardian of record must report the identity theft of their deceased child's information.

Adopted by voice vote

9. Courtney (CT), Zeldin (NY),  Suozzi (NY), Rice, Kathleen (NY), DeLauro (CT)

Prohibits funds by the GSA to market or sell the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility at Plum Island, New York.  

Adopted by voice vote

10. Pascrell (NJ), Amodei (NV)

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for the United States Postal Service (USPS) to support USPS expanding its non-bank financial services to the fullest extent permitted by Pressley (MA) current statute in order to meet the needs of underbanked Americans.

Adopted by voice vote

En Bloc #1

11. Graves, Garret (LA)

Increases and decreases funding to the SBA Disaster Loan Program by $1 million in order to urge the SBA Administrator to consider a SBA Disaster Loan recipient’s duplication of benefits relief eligibility, under Section 312 of the Stafford Act, before pursuing enforcement actions.  

12. Clay (MO)

Transfers $250,000 from the General Services Administration rental of space account to increase funding from $1.25 million to $1.5 million for the Model Acts Program at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which provides guidance for State plans to address the various substance use disorders that harm families and communities.

14. Castor (FL)

Reduces and increases funding of the FTC account by $3 million to encourage the FTC to take enforcement action against companies that fail to protect children's privacy.

15. Kustoff (TN), Foster (IL)

Increases and decreases funding to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program by $1 million.

17. Dunn (FL), Rice, Tom (SC)

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Services account to prioritize tax counseling services for victims of recent natural disasters.

20. Foster (IL)

Adds and removes a dollar from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Salaries and Expenses Account to encourage the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its partners to take proactive efforts to identify and bring into compliance unregistered money transmitters, particularly virtual currency exchangers, administrators, and crypto-mixers that seek to conceal the source of the transmission of virtual currency to combat the threat of money laundering and other forms of illicit financing.

21. Cheney (WY)

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 to prioritizes funding for the FCC to combat unwanted robocalls intended to scam seniors.

22. Beatty (OH)

Increases and decreases $20 from the Department of Treasury to instruct the printing of $20 Federal Notes which prominently feature the abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, and a public release of its draft.

23. Guest (MS)

Increases the Bank Enterprise Award Program by $1,000,000 which is offset by decreasing the General Services Administration’s rent account by the same amount.

25. Steil (WI)

Increases and decreases funds for the Department of the Treasury by $500,000 to convey the sense of Congress that Treasury should continue to support the Financial Literacy and Education Commission’s (FLEC) work to serve historically disadvantaged  individuals.

29. Panetta (CA)

Increases/decreases appropriations for the Internal Revenue Service Office Taxpayer Services account by $1,000,000 to support marketing activities promoting free federal tax filing programs and free federal tax services for military servicemembers.

31. Trahan (MA)

Decreases and increases funding by $1 for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to highlight the importance of completing its investigation into the sale of geolocation data by wireless carriers to third party location aggregators.

37. Neguse (CO)

Increases and decreases funding for the Postal Service Fund by $1 million to express the importance of improving delivery services and shortening post office wait times in rural areas.

38. McBath (GA)

Increases by $1.5 million funding for Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

39. McBath (GA)

Increases by $2 million funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Financial and Technical Assistance. 

Amendments en bloc adopted by voice vote.

13. Grothman (WI)

Reduces each amount appropriated or made available in this Act by 3.1 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 151, Nays 274.

En Bloc #2

16. Cohen (TN), Raskin (MD), DeSaulnier (CA), Jeffries (NY)

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).

24. Plaskett (VI)

Provides for inclusion of the island territories of the United States within the meaning of the terms “high-poverty area” and “persistent poverty counties”.

28. Jayapal (WA), Deutch (FL)

Increases and decreases funding for the Federal Election Commission by $1,000,000 to support enforcement of prohibitions against the solicitation, acceptance, or receipt of anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election pursuant to 52 USC 30121.

30. Omar (MN)

Increase funding by $1,000,000 for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative within the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account, offset by decreasing $1,000,000 from the General Services Administration.

36. Porter (CA)

Prohibits the Federal Communications Committee from finalizing a draft declaratory ruling that would overturn local ordinances that promote broadband competition.

41. Ocasio Cortez (NY)

Transfers $3 million from the White House Office of Administration account to the Office of the Inspector General account.

43. Waters (CA)

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from proposing, implementing, administering, or enforcing any rule that would revise the reliance of certain advisors on the proxy solicitation exemption under 240.14a-2(b) of Title 17, Code of Federal Regulations.

44. Waters (CA)

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from using funds to propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule that would revise the threshold for shareholder proposals or resubmissions under 240.14a-8 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations.

45. Waters (CA)

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from implementing, administering, enforcing, or publicizing the final rules and interpretations of the Securities and Exchange Commission rule entitled “Regulation Best Interest: The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct” (File No. S7-07-18).

46. Waters (CA)

Increases funding for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development by $5,000,000 in order to further support the training and counseling needs of small businesses through the national network of development centers and women’s business centers. Reduces GSA Real Property Activities Account by $5,000,000.

Adopted en bloc. Yeas 227, Nays 200

18. Connolly (VA), Beyer (VA)

Prohibits the Office of Personnel Management from carrying out any furloughs or reductions in force of its employees.

Adopted by voice vote

19. Banks (IN)

Reduces spending for each amount made available by this act, except amounts made available to the Department of Defense, by 14 percent.

Not adopted. Yeas 141, Nays 285

26. Suozzi (NY)

Increases by $1 million funding for the Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs, for the SBA’s Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Adopted. Yeas 406, Nays 19

27. Lee, Susie (NV), Amodei (NV)

Provides an additional $1,000,000 to the Drug-Free Communities Program account to support local governments’ critical opioid response efforts in communities hit hardest by the opioid crisis and makes a corresponding reduction in the General Services Administration sub-account for the “rental of space.”

Adopted. Yeas 400, Nays 27

32. Dean (PA)

Increases CDFI Program Integration for Individuals with Disabilities dedicated funding by $2,000,000, to increase financial and technical assistance, and allow more CDFIs to respond to the housing, transportation, education, and  employment needs of underserved, low-income individuals with disabilities.

Adopted. Yeas 373, Nays 51

33. Tlaib (MI)

Requests a $5 million increase to the Entrepreneurial Development Program for the Women’s Development Center, a transfer of the same amount from the Treasury-Wide Salaries and Expenses.

Amendment not offered

34. Finkenauer (IA)

Prohibits the use of funds to provide new funding for the “Minimum Performance Tier” as defined by the FCC.

Amendment not offered

35. Kim (NJ)

Increases funding for the Small Business Administration’s entrepreneurial development programs by $1,000,000 to be directed towards Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Adopted. Yeas 408, Nays 17

40. Malinowski (NJ)

Increases by $1,000,000 the minimum amount to be directed toward IRS' Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program.  

Adopted. Yeas 362, Nays 65

42. Craig (MN)

Stipulates that no new funds may be used for the data collection solicited by the Federal Communications Commission’s Form 477 Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting Program due to existing language that permits Internet Service Providers to include currently unserved areas in their reporting of where broadband is available.

Amendment not offered.