Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1746 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1739. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title I, insert the following:
       Sec. _____. (a) Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) On June 30, 2012, Mohamed Morsi was elected President 
     of Egypt in elections that were certified as free and fair by 
     the Egyptian Presidential Election Commission and the United 
     Nations.
       (2) On July 3, 2013, the military of Egypt removed the 
     democratically elected President of Egypt, arrested his 
     supporters, and suspended the Constitution of Egypt. These 
     actions fit the definition of a military coup d'etat.
       (3) Pursuant to section 7008 of the Department of State, 
     Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act, 2012 (division 
     I of Public Law 112-74; 125 Stat. 1195), the United States is 
     legally prohibited from providing foreign assistance to any 
     country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by a 
     military coup d'etat, or removed in such a way that the 
     military plays a decisive role.
       (4) The United States has suspended aid to countries that 
     have undergone military coups d'etat in the past, including 
     the Ivory Coast, the Central African Republic, Thailand, 
     Mali, Fiji, and Honduras.
       (b)(1) In accordance with section 7008 of the Department of 
     State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act, 2012 
     (division I of Public Law 112-74; 125 Stat. 1195), the United 
     States Government, including the Department of State, shall 
     refrain from providing to the Government of Egypt the 
     assistance restricted under such section.
       (2) In addition to the restrictions referred to in 
     paragraph (1), the following restrictions shall be in effect 
     with respect to United States assistance to the Government of 
     Egypt:
       (A) Deliveries of defense articles currently slated for 
     transfer to Egyptian Ministry of Defense (MOD) and Ministry 
     of Interior (MOI) shall be suspended until the President 
     certifies to Congress that democratic national elections have 
     taken place in Egypt followed by a peaceful transfer of 
     power.
       (B) Provision of defense services to Egyptian MOD and MOI 
     shall be halted immediately until the President certifies to 
     Congress that democratic national elections have taken place 
     in Egypt followed by a peaceful transfer of power.
       (C) Processing of draft Letters of Offer and Acceptance 
     (LOAs) for future arms sales to Egyptian MOD and MOI entities 
     shall be halted until the President certifies to Congress 
     that democratic national elections have taken place in Egypt 
     followed by a peaceful transfer of power.
       (D) All costs associated with the delays in deliveries and 
     provision of services required under subparagraphs (A) 
     through (C) shall be borne by the Government of Egypt.
       (c) Any amounts retained by the United States as a result 
     of implementing subsection (b) shall be made available to the 
     Secretary of Transportation to carry out activities under the 
     heading ``bridges in critical corridors''.
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  SA 1740. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     (or an amendment made by this Act) may be used to administer 
     or enforce the wage-rate requirements of subchapter IV of 
     chapter 31 of part A of subtitle II of title 40, United 
     States Code (commonly referred to as the ``Davis-Bacon Act'') 
     with respect to any project or program funded under this Act 
     (or amendment).
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  SA 1741. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by

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him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 74, between lines 8 and 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 192. EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY FUND.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Emergency Transportation Safety Fund Act''.
       (b) Establishment and Funding.--
       (1) Modification and permanent extension of the incentives 
     to reinvest foreign earnings in the united states.--
       (A) Repatriation subject to 5 percent tax rate.--Subsection 
     (a)(1) of section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is 
     amended by striking ``85 percent'' and inserting ``85.7 
     percent''.
       (B) Permanent extension to elect repatriation.--Subsection 
     (f) of section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(f) Election.--The taxpayer may elect to apply this 
     section to any taxable year only if made on or before the due 
     date (including extensions) for filing the return of tax for 
     such taxable year.''.
       (2) Repatriation includes current and accumulated foreign 
     earnings.--
       (A) In general.--Paragraph (1) of section 965(b) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:
       ``(1) In general.--The amount of dividends taken into 
     account under subsection (a) shall not exceed the sum of the 
     current and accumulated earnings and profits described in 
     section 959(c)(3) for the year a deduction is claimed under 
     subsection (a), without diminution by reason of any 
     distributions made during the election year, for all 
     controlled foreign corporations of the United States 
     shareholder.''.
       (B) Conforming amendments.--
       (i) Section 965(b) of such Code is amended by striking 
     paragraphs (2) and (4) and by redesignating paragraph (3) as 
     paragraph (2).
       (ii) Section 965(c) of such Code is amended by striking 
     paragraphs (1) and (2) and by redesignating paragraphs (3), 
     (4), and (5) as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively.
       (iii) Paragraph (3) of section 965(c) of such Code, as 
     redesignated by subparagraph (B), is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(3) Controlled groups.--All United States shareholders 
     which are members of an affiliated group filing a 
     consolidated return under section 1501 shall be treated as 
     one United States shareholder.''.
       (3) Clerical amendments.--
       (A) The heading for section 965 of the Internal Revenue 
     Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``TEMPORARY''.
       (B) The table of sections for subpart F of part III of 
     subchapter N of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by striking 
     ``Temporary dividends'' and inserting ``Dividends''.
       (4) Effective date.--The amendments made by this subsection 
     shall apply to taxable years ending after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (c) Establishment of Emergency Transportation Safety 
     Fund.--
       (1) In general.--There is established in the Treasury of 
     the United States a trust fund, which shall be known as the 
     ``Emergency Transportation Safety Fund''.
       (2) Transfers to emergency transportation safety fund.--
       (A) In general.--There are hereby appropriated to the 
     Emergency Transportation Safety Fund amounts equivalent to 50 
     percent of the excess of--
       (i) the taxes received in the United States Treasury which 
     are attributable to eligible 965 dividends received by 
     corporations which are United States shareholders, over
       (ii) the amount of the foreign tax credit allowed under 
     section 901 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which is 
     attributable to the non-deductible portion of such eligible 
     965 dividends.
       (B) Definitions.--For purposes of this paragraph--
       (i) Eligible 965 dividend.--The term ``eligible 965 
     dividend'' means any amount received from a controlled 
     foreign corporation for which a deduction is allowed under 
     section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as 
     determined based on estimates made by the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, or the Secretary's delegate.
       (ii) Non-deductible portion.--The term ``non-deductible 
     portion'' means the excess of the amount of any eligible 965 
     dividend over the deductible portion (as defined in section 
     965(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) of such 
     amount.
       (3) Emergency relief expenditures.--Section 125(c) of title 
     23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(3) Emergency transportation safety fund.--Amounts 
     deposited into the Emergency Transportation Safety Fund 
     established under section 192(c)(1) of the Emergency 
     Transportation Safety Fund Act are authorized to be obligated 
     to carry out, in priority order, the projects on the current 
     list compiled by the Secretary under section 192(d)(1) of 
     such Act that meet the eligibility requirements set forth in 
     subsection (a).''.
       (d) Emergency Transportation Priorities.--
       (1) List.--The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation 
     with a representative sample of State and local government 
     transportation officials, shall compile a prioritized list of 
     emergency transportation projects, which will guide the 
     allocation of funding to the States from the Emergency 
     Transportation Safety Fund.
       (2) Criteria.--In compiling the list under paragraph (1), 
     the Secretary of Transportation, in addition to other 
     criteria established by the Secretary, shall rank priorities 
     in descending order, beginning with--
       (A) whether the project is part of the interstate highway 
     system;
       (B) whether the project is a road or bridge that is closed 
     for safety reasons;
       (C) the impact of the project on interstate commerce;
       (D) the volume of traffic affected by the project; and
       (E) the overall value of the project or entity.
       (3) Report.--Not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall 
     submit a report to Congress that includes--
       (A) a prioritized list of emergency transportation projects 
     to be funded through the Emergency Transportation Safety 
     Fund; and
       (B) a description of the criteria used to establish the 
     list referred to in subparagraph (A).
       (4) Quarterly updates.--Not less frequently than 4 times 
     per year, the Secretary of Transportation shall--
       (A) update the report submitted pursuant to paragraph (3);
       (B) send a copy of the report to Congress; and
       (C) make a copy of the report available to the public 
     through the Department of Transportation's website.
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  SA 1742. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 38, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:
       Sec. 1_____. (a) None of the funds made available under 
     this Act shall be used to carry out the transportation 
     alternatives program under section 213 of title 23, United 
     States Code.
       (b) Amounts that would have been made available to carry 
     out the transportation alternatives program described in 
     subsection (a) shall be made available to the Secretary to 
     carry out activities under the heading ``bridges in critical 
     corridors''.
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  SA 1743. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. REINS ACT.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 
     2013'' or the ``REINS Act''.
       (b) Findings and Purpose.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (A) Section 1 of article I of the United States 
     Constitution grants all legislative powers to Congress.
       (B) Over time, Congress has excessively delegated its 
     constitutional charge while failing to conduct appropriate 
     oversight and retain accountability for the content of the 
     laws it passes.
       (C) By requiring a vote in Congress, the REINS Act will 
     result in more carefully drafted and detailed legislation, an 
     improved regulatory process, and a legislative branch that is 
     truly accountable to the people of the United States for the 
     laws imposed upon them.
       (2) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to increase 
     accountability for and transparency in the Federal regulatory 
     process.
       (c) Congressional Review of Agency Rulemaking.--Chapter 8 
     of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as 
     follows:

         ``CHAPTER 8--CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF AGENCY RULEMAKING

``Sec.
``801. Congressional review.
``802. Congressional approval procedure for major rules.
``803. Congressional disapproval procedure for nonmajor rules.
``804. Definitions.
``805. Judicial review.
``806. Exemption for monetary policy.
``807. Effective date of certain rules.

     ``Sec. 801. Congressional review

       ``(a)(1)(A) Before a rule may take effect, the Federal 
     agency promulgating such rule shall submit to each House of 
     Congress and to the Comptroller General a report containing--
       ``(i) a copy of the rule;
       ``(ii) a concise general statement relating to the rule;
       ``(iii) a classification of the rule as a major or nonmajor 
     rule, including an explanation

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     of the classification specifically addressing each criteria 
     for a major rule contained within sections 804(2)(A), 
     804(2)(B), and 804(2)(C);
       ``(iv) a list of any other related regulatory actions 
     intended to implement the same statutory provision or 
     regulatory objective as well as the individual and aggregate 
     economic effects of those actions; and
       ``(v) the proposed effective date of the rule.
       ``(B) On the date of the submission of the report under 
     subparagraph (A), the Federal agency promulgating the rule 
     shall submit to the Comptroller General and make available to 
     each House of Congress--
       ``(i) a complete copy of the cost-benefit analysis of the 
     rule, if any;
       ``(ii) the actions of the agency pursuant to sections 603, 
     604, 605, 607, and 609 of title 5, United States Code;
       ``(iii) the actions of the agency pursuant to sections 
     1532, 1533, 1534, and 1535 of title 2, United States Code; 
     and
       ``(iv) any other relevant information or requirements under 
     any other Act and any relevant Executive orders.
       ``(C) Upon receipt of a report submitted under subparagraph 
     (A), each House shall provide copies of the report to the 
     chairman and ranking member of each standing committee with 
     jurisdiction under the rules of the House of Representatives 
     or the Senate to report a bill to amend the provision of law 
     under which the rule is issued.
       ``(2)(A) The Comptroller General shall provide a report on 
     each major rule to the committees of jurisdiction by the end 
     of 15 calendar days after the submission or publication date 
     as provided in section 802(b)(2). The report of the 
     Comptroller General shall include an assessment of compliance 
     by the agency with procedural steps required by paragraph 
     (1)(B).
       ``(B) Federal agencies shall cooperate with the Comptroller 
     General by providing information relevant to the Comptroller 
     General's report under subparagraph (A).
       ``(3) A major rule relating to a report submitted under 
     paragraph (1) shall take effect upon enactment of a joint 
     resolution of approval described in section 802 or as 
     provided for in the rule following enactment of a joint 
     resolution of approval described in section 802, whichever is 
     later.
       ``(4) A nonmajor rule shall take effect as provided by 
     section 803 after submission to Congress under paragraph (1).
       ``(5) If a joint resolution of approval relating to a major 
     rule is not enacted within the period provided in subsection 
     (b)(2), then a joint resolution of approval relating to the 
     same rule may not be considered under this chapter in the 
     same Congress by either the House of Representatives or the 
     Senate.
       ``(b)(1) A major rule shall not take effect unless the 
     Congress enacts a joint resolution of approval described 
     under section 802.
       ``(2) If a joint resolution described in subsection (a) is 
     not enacted into law by the end of 70 session days or 
     legislative days, as applicable, beginning on the date on 
     which the report referred to in section 801(a)(1)(A) is 
     received by Congress (excluding days either House of Congress 
     is adjourned for more than 3 days during a session of 
     Congress), then the rule described in that resolution shall 
     be deemed not to be approved and such rule shall not take 
     effect.
       ``(c)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     section (except subject to paragraph (3)), a major rule may 
     take effect for one 90-calendar-day period if the President 
     makes a determination under paragraph (2) and submits written 
     notice of such determination to the Congress.
       ``(2) Paragraph (1) applies to a determination made by the 
     President by Executive order that the major rule should take 
     effect because such rule is--
       ``(A) necessary because of an imminent threat to health or 
     safety or other emergency;
       ``(B) necessary for the enforcement of criminal laws;
       ``(C) necessary for national security; or
       ``(D) issued pursuant to any statute implementing an 
     international trade agreement.
       ``(3) An exercise by the President of the authority under 
     this subsection shall have no effect on the procedures under 
     section 802.
       ``(d)(1) In addition to the opportunity for review 
     otherwise provided under this chapter, sections 802 and 803 
     shall apply, in the succeeding session of Congress, to any 
     rule for which a report was submitted in accordance with 
     subsection (a)(1)(A) during the period beginning on the date 
     occurring--
       ``(A) in the case of the Senate, 60 session days before the 
     date the Congress is scheduled to adjourn a session of 
     Congress through the date on which the same or succeeding 
     Congress first convenes its next session; or
       ``(B) in the case of the House of Representatives, 60 
     legislative days before the date the Congress is scheduled to 
     adjourn a session of Congress through the date on which the 
     same or succeeding Congress first convenes its next session.
       ``(2)(A) In applying sections 802 and 803 for purposes of 
     such additional review, a rule described under paragraph (1) 
     shall be treated as though--
       ``(i) such rule were published in the Federal Register on--
       ``(I) in the case of the Senate, the 15th session day after 
     the succeeding session of Congress first convenes; or
       ``(II) in the case of the House of Representatives, the 
     15th legislative day after the succeeding session of Congress 
     first convenes; and
       ``(ii) a report on such rule were submitted to Congress 
     under subsection (a)(1) on such date.
       ``(B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to 
     affect the requirement under subsection (a)(1) that a report 
     shall be submitted to Congress before a rule can take effect.
       ``(3) A rule described under paragraph (1) shall take 
     effect as otherwise provided by law (including other 
     subsections of this section).

     ``Sec. 802. Congressional approval procedure for major rules

       ``(a)(1) For purposes of this section, the term `joint 
     resolution' means only a joint resolution addressing a report 
     classifying a rule as major pursuant to section 
     801(a)(1)(A)(iii) that--
       ``(A) bears no preamble;
       ``(B) bears the following title: `Approving the rule 
     submitted by ___ relating to ___.' (The blank spaces being 
     appropriately filled in);
       ``(C) includes after its resolving clause only the 
     following: `That Congress approves the rule submitted by ___ 
     relating to ___.' (The blank spaces being appropriately 
     filled in); and
       ``(D) is introduced pursuant to paragraph (2).
       ``(2) After a House of Congress receives a report 
     classifying a rule as major pursuant to section 
     801(a)(1)(A)(iii), the majority leader of that House (or the 
     designee of the majority leader) shall introduce (by request, 
     if appropriate) a joint resolution described in paragraph 
     (1)--
       ``(A) in the case of the House of Representatives, within 3 
     legislative days; and
       ``(B) in the case of the Senate, within 3 session days.
       ``(3) A joint resolution described in paragraph (1) shall 
     not be subject to amendment at any stage of proceeding.
       ``(b) A joint resolution described in subsection (a) shall 
     be referred in each House of Congress to the committees 
     having jurisdiction over the provision of law under which the 
     rule is issued.
       ``(c) In the Senate, if the committee or committees to 
     which a joint resolution described in subsection (a) has been 
     referred have not reported it at the end of 15 session days 
     after its introduction, such committee or committees shall be 
     automatically discharged from further consideration of the 
     resolution and it shall be placed on the calendar. A vote on 
     final passage of the resolution shall be taken on or before 
     the close of the 15th session day after the resolution is 
     reported by the committee or committees to which it was 
     referred, or after such committee or committees have been 
     discharged from further consideration of the resolution.
       ``(d)(1) In the Senate, when the committee or committees to 
     which a joint resolution is referred have reported, or when a 
     committee or committees are discharged (under subsection (c)) 
     from further consideration of a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a), it is at any time thereafter in order (even 
     though a previous motion to the same effect has been 
     disagreed to) for a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     the joint resolution, and all points of order against the 
     joint resolution (and against consideration of the joint 
     resolution) are waived. The motion is not subject to 
     amendment, or to a motion to postpone, or to a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of other business. A motion to 
     reconsider the vote by which the motion is agreed to or 
     disagreed to shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to 
     the consideration of the joint resolution is agreed to, the 
     joint resolution shall remain the unfinished business of the 
     Senate until disposed of.
       ``(2) In the Senate, debate on the joint resolution, and on 
     all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, 
     shall be limited to not more than 2 hours, which shall be 
     divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the 
     joint resolution. A motion to further limit debate is in 
     order and not debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to 
     postpone, or a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     other business, or a motion to recommit the joint resolution 
     is not in order.
       ``(3) In the Senate, immediately following the conclusion 
     of the debate on a joint resolution described in subsection 
     (a), and a single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate 
     if requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate, the 
     vote on final passage of the joint resolution shall occur.
       ``(4) Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to 
     the application of the rules of the Senate to the procedure 
     relating to a joint resolution described in subsection (a) 
     shall be decided without debate.
       ``(e) In the House of Representatives, if the committee or 
     committees to which a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a) has been referred has not reported it to the 
     House at the end of 15 legislative days after its 
     introduction, such committee or committees shall be 
     discharged from further consideration of the joint 
     resolution, and it shall be placed on the appropriate 
     calendar. On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month it 
     shall be in order at any time for the Speaker to recognize a 
     Member who favors passage of a joint resolution that has 
     appeared on the calendar for not fewer than 5 legislative 
     days to call up the joint resolution for immediate 
     consideration in the House without intervention of any point 
     of order. When so called up, a joint resolution shall be 
     considered as read and shall be debatable for 1 hour equally 
     divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and 
     the previous question shall be considered

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     as ordered to its passage without intervening motion. It 
     shall not be in order to reconsider the vote on passage. If a 
     vote on final passage of the joint resolution has not been 
     taken by the third Thursday on which the Speaker may 
     recognize a Member under this subsection, such vote shall be 
     taken on that day.
       ``(f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, the term 
     `identical joint resolution' means a joint resolution of the 
     first House that proposes to approve the same major rule as a 
     joint resolution of the second House.
       ``(2) If the second House receives from the first House a 
     joint resolution, the Chair shall determine whether the joint 
     resolution is an identical joint resolution.
       ``(3) If the second House receives an identical joint 
     resolution--
       ``(A) the identical joint resolution shall not be referred 
     to a committee; and
       ``(B) the procedure in the second House shall be the same 
     as if no joint resolution had been received from the first 
     house, except that the vote on final passage shall be on the 
     identical joint resolution.
       ``(4) This subsection shall not apply to the House of 
     Representatives if the joint resolution received from the 
     Senate is a revenue measure.
       ``(g) If either House has not taken a vote on final passage 
     of the joint resolution by the last day of the period 
     described in section 801(b)(2), then such vote shall be taken 
     on that day.
       ``(h) This section and section 803 are enacted by 
     Congress--
       ``(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and House of Representatives, respectively, and as such is 
     deemed to be part of the rules of each House, respectively, 
     but applicable only with respect to the procedure to be 
     followed in that House in the case of a joint resolution 
     described in subsection (a) and superseding other rules only 
     where explicitly so; and
       ``(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
     either House to change the rules (so far as they relate to 
     the procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner 
     and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of 
     that House.

     ``Sec. 803. Congressional disapproval procedure for nonmajor 
       rules

       ``(a) For purposes of this section, the term `joint 
     resolution' means only a joint resolution introduced in the 
     period beginning on the date on which the report referred to 
     in section 801(a)(1)(A) is received by Congress and ending 60 
     days thereafter (excluding days either House of Congress is 
     adjourned for more than 3 days during a session of Congress), 
     the matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows: 
     `That Congress disapproves the nonmajor rule submitted by the 
     ___ relating to ___, and such rule shall have no force or 
     effect.' (The blank spaces being appropriately filled in).
       ``(b)(1) A joint resolution described in subsection (a) 
     shall be referred to the committees in each House of Congress 
     with jurisdiction.
       ``(2) For purposes of this section, the term `submission or 
     publication date' means the later of the date on which--
       ``(A) the Congress receives the report submitted under 
     section 801(a)(1); or
       ``(B) the nonmajor rule is published in the Federal 
     Register, if so published.
       ``(c) In the Senate, if the committee to which is referred 
     a joint resolution described in subsection (a) has not 
     reported such joint resolution (or an identical joint 
     resolution) at the end of 15 session days after the date of 
     introduction of the joint resolution, such committee may be 
     discharged from further consideration of such joint 
     resolution upon a petition supported in writing by 30 Members 
     of the Senate, and such joint resolution shall be placed on 
     the calendar.
       ``(d)(1) In the Senate, when the committee to which a joint 
     resolution is referred has reported, or when a committee is 
     discharged (under subsection (c)) from further consideration 
     of a joint resolution described in subsection (a), it is at 
     any time thereafter in order (even though a previous motion 
     to the same effect has been disagreed to) for a motion to 
     proceed to the consideration of the joint resolution, and all 
     points of order against the joint resolution (and against 
     consideration of the joint resolution) are waived. The motion 
     is not subject to amendment, or to a motion to postpone, or 
     to a motion to proceed to the consideration of other 
     business. A motion to reconsider the vote by which the motion 
     is agreed to or disagreed to shall not be in order. If a 
     motion to proceed to the consideration of the joint 
     resolution is agreed to, the joint resolution shall remain 
     the unfinished business of the Senate until disposed of.
       ``(2) In the Senate, debate on the joint resolution, and on 
     all debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, 
     shall be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be 
     divided equally between those favoring and those opposing the 
     joint resolution. A motion to further limit debate is in 
     order and not debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to 
     postpone, or a motion to proceed to the consideration of 
     other business, or a motion to recommit the joint resolution 
     is not in order.
       ``(3) In the Senate, immediately following the conclusion 
     of the debate on a joint resolution described in subsection 
     (a), and a single quorum call at the conclusion of the debate 
     if requested in accordance with the rules of the Senate, the 
     vote on final passage of the joint resolution shall occur.
       ``(4) Appeals from the decisions of the Chair relating to 
     the application of the rules of the Senate to the procedure 
     relating to a joint resolution described in subsection (a) 
     shall be decided without debate.
       ``(e) In the Senate the procedure specified in subsection 
     (c) or (d) shall not apply to the consideration of a joint 
     resolution respecting a nonmajor rule--
       ``(1) after the expiration of the 60 session days beginning 
     with the applicable submission or publication date, or
       ``(2) if the report under section 801(a)(1)(A) was 
     submitted during the period referred to in section 801(d)(1), 
     after the expiration of the 60 session days beginning on the 
     15th session day after the succeeding session of Congress 
     first convenes.
       ``(f) If, before the passage by one House of a joint 
     resolution of that House described in subsection (a), that 
     House receives from the other House a joint resolution 
     described in subsection (a), then the following procedures 
     shall apply:
       ``(1) The joint resolution of the other House shall not be 
     referred to a committee.
       ``(2) With respect to a joint resolution described in 
     subsection (a) of the House receiving the joint resolution--
       ``(A) the procedure in that House shall be the same as if 
     no joint resolution had been received from the other House; 
     but
       ``(B) the vote on final passage shall be on the joint 
     resolution of the other House.

     ``Sec. 804. Definitions

       ``For purposes of this chapter--
       ``(1) the term `Federal agency' means any agency as that 
     term is defined in section 551(1);
       ``(2) the term `major rule' means any rule, including an 
     interim final rule, that the Administrator of the Office of 
     Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of 
     Management and Budget finds has resulted in or is likely to 
     result in--
       ``(A) an annual effect on the economy of $100,000,000 or 
     more;
       ``(B) a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, 
     individual industries, Federal, State, or local government 
     agencies, or geographic regions; or
       ``(C) significant adverse effects on competition, 
     employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the 
     ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with 
     foreign-based enterprises in domestic and export markets;
       ``(3) the term `nonmajor rule' means any rule that is not a 
     major rule; and
       ``(4) the term `rule' has the meaning given such term in 
     section 551, except that such term does not include--
       ``(A) any rule of particular applicability, including a 
     rule that approves or prescribes for the future rates, wages, 
     prices, services, or allowances therefore, corporate or 
     financial structures, reorganizations, mergers, or 
     acquisitions thereof, or accounting practices or disclosures 
     bearing on any of the foregoing;
       ``(B) any rule relating to agency management or personnel; 
     or
       ``(C) any rule of agency organization, procedure, or 
     practice that does not substantially affect the rights or 
     obligations of non-agency parties.

     ``Sec. 805. Judicial review

       ``(a) No determination, finding, action, or omission under 
     this chapter shall be subject to judicial review.
       ``(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a court may determine 
     whether a Federal agency has completed the necessary 
     requirements under this chapter for a rule to take effect.
       ``(c) The enactment of a joint resolution of approval under 
     section 802 shall not--
       ``(1) be interpreted to serve as a grant or modification of 
     statutory authority by Congress for the promulgation of a 
     rule;
       ``(2) extinguish or affect any claim, whether substantive 
     or procedural, against any alleged defect in a rule; and
       ``(3) form part of the record before the court in any 
     judicial proceeding concerning a rule except for purposes of 
     determining whether or not the rule is in effect.

     ``Sec. 806. Exemption for monetary policy

       ``Nothing in this chapter shall apply to rules that concern 
     monetary policy proposed or implemented by the Board of 
     Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Open 
     Market Committee.

     ``Sec. 807. Effective date of certain rules

       ``Notwithstanding section 801--
       ``(1) any rule that establishes, modifies, opens, closes, 
     or conducts a regulatory program for a commercial, 
     recreational, or subsistence activity related to hunting, 
     fishing, or camping; or
       ``(2) any rule other than a major rule which an agency for 
     good cause finds (and incorporates the finding and a brief 
     statement of reasons therefore in the rule issued) that 
     notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, 
     unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest,

     shall take effect at such time as the Federal agency 
     promulgating the rule determines.''.
       (d) Budgetary Effects of Rules Subject to Section 802 of 
     Title 5, United States Code.--Section 257(b)(2) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 
     U.S.C. 907(b)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(E) Any rule subject to the congressional approval 
     procedure set forth in section 802 of chapter 8 of title 5, 
     United States Code, affecting budget authority, outlays, or 
     receipts

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     shall be assumed to be effective unless it is not approved in 
     accordance with such section.''.
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  SA 1744. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     shall be used to provide housing assistance benefits for an 
     individual who is convicted of aggravated sexual abuse under 
     section 2241 of title 18, United States Code, murder under 
     section 1111 of title 18, United States Code, an offense 
     under chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, or any 
     other Federal or State offense involving sexual assault, as 
     defined in 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
     (42 U.S.C. 13925(a)).
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  SA 1745. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill H.R. 1911, of 1965 to establish interest 
rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the 
Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving 
Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to 
postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

     SEC. ___. INCOME-BASED REPAYMENT AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Limitation on Repayment Amounts and Repayment Period.--
     Section 493C of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     1098e) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(3), by striking subparagraph (B) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(B) 10 percent of the result obtained by calculating, on 
     at least an annual basis, the amount by which--
       ``(i) the borrower's, and the borrower's spouse's (if 
     applicable), adjusted gross income; exceeds
       ``(ii) 150 percent of the poverty line applicable to the 
     borrower's family size as determined under section 673(2) of 
     the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 
     9902(2)).''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)(7), by striking subparagraph (B) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(B) for a period of time prescribed by the Secretary, not 
     to exceed 20 years, meets 1 or more of the following 
     requirements--
       ``(i) has made reduced monthly payments under paragraph (1) 
     or paragraph (6);
       ``(ii) has made monthly payments of not less than the 
     monthly amount calculated under section 428(b)(9)(A)(i) or 
     455(d)(1)(A), based on a 10-year repayment period, when the 
     borrower first made the election described in this 
     subsection;
       ``(iii) has made payments of not less than the payments 
     required under a standard repayment plan under section 
     428(b)(9)(A)(i) or 455(d)(1)(A) with a repayment period of 10 
     years;
       ``(iv) has made payments under an income-contingent 
     repayment plan under section 455(d)(1)(D); or
       ``(v) has been in deferment due to an economic hardship 
     described in section 435(o);''.
       (b) Taxability of Discharge of Debt.--
       (1) In general.--Paragraph (1) of section 108(f) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``any 
     student loan if'' and all that follows and inserting ``any 
     student loan if--
       ``(A) such discharge was pursuant to a provision of such 
     loan under which all or part of the indebtedness of the 
     individual would be discharged if the individual worked for a 
     certain period of time in certain professions for any of a 
     broad class of employers, or
       ``(B) such discharge was pursuant to section 493C(b)(7) of 
     the Higher Education Act of 1965 (relating to income-based 
     repayment).''.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
     shall apply to discharges of loans after December 31, 2013.
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  SA 1746. Mr. VITTER (for himself and Mrs. McCaskill) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. NO COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN PAY OF MEMBERS OF 
                   CONGRESS.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no adjustment 
     shall be made under section 601(a) of the Legislative 
     Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) (relating to cost of 
     living adjustments for Members of Congress) during fiscal 
     year 2014.
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  SA 1747. Mr. VITTER (for himself and Mrs. McCaskill) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. ELIMINATION OF AUTOMATIC PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR 
                   MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

       (a) In General.--Paragraph (2) of section 601(a) of the 
     Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31) is 
     repealed.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--Section 601(a)(1) 
     of such Act is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(a)(1)'' and inserting ``(a)'';
       (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) as 
     paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively; and
       (3) by striking ``as adjusted by paragraph (2) of this 
     subsection'' and inserting ``adjusted as provided by law''.
       (c) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section shall take effect on February 1, 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1748. Mr. VITTER (for himself and Mr. Heller) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:


                            health coverage

       Sec. __. Section 1312(d)(3)(D) of the Patient Protection 
     and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(d)(3)(D)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking the subparagraph heading and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(D) Members of congress, congressional staff, and 
     political appointees in the exchange.--'';
       (2) in clause (i) in the matter preceding subclause (I)--
       (A) by striking ``congressional staff with'' and inserting 
     ``congressional staff, the President, the Vice President, and 
     political appointees with''; and
       (B) by striking ``congressional staff shall'' and inserting 
     ``congressional staff, the President, the Vice President, or 
     political appointee, shall''; and
       (3) in clause (ii)--
       (A) in subclause (II), by inserting after ``Congress,'' the 
     following: ``of a committee of Congress, and of a leadership 
     office of Congress,''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(III) Political appointee.--In this subparagraph, the 
     term `political appointee' means any individual who--

       ``(aa) is employed in a position described under sections 
     5312 through 5316 of title 5, United States Code, (relating 
     to the Executive Schedule);
       ``(bb) is a limited term appointee, limited emergency 
     appointee, or noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive 
     Service, as defined under paragraphs (5), (6), and (7), 
     respectively, of section 3132(a) of title 5, United States 
     Code; or
       ``(cc) is employed in a position in the executive branch of 
     the Government of a confidential or policy-determining 
     character under schedule C of subpart C of part 213 of title 
     5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1749. Mr. PORTMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 26, line 12, after ``benefits'' insert ``and the 
     project will be carried out on a bridge that the Federal 
     Highway Administration has classified as functionally 
     obsolete''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1750. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 185, lines 9 and 10, strike ``or provide a loan or 
     loan guarantee to, any corporation'' and insert ``provide a 
     loan or loan guarantee to, provide an annual salary to, or 
     provide any other federal funding to, any Federal employee, 
     any individual, or any corporation''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1751. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of

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Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___.

       None of the funds made available under this Act may be used 
     to pay an employee (as that term is defined in section 7103 
     of title 5, United States Code) for any period of official 
     time (as that term is used in section 7131 of title 5, United 
     States Code).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1752. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 19, beginning on line 17, strike ``, and 
     $6,000,000,'' and all that follows through ``Program'' on 
     line 21.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1753. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 177, line 15, strike ``by striking'' and all that 
     follows through ``, and'' on line 16.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1754. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 104, line 12, strike ``Provided further'' and all 
     that follows through ``use of any such funds'' on line 18, 
     and insert ``Provided further, That for all match 
     requirements applicable to funds made available under this 
     heading for this fiscal year and prior years, a grantee may 
     not use as a source of match funds other funds administered 
     by the Secretary and other Federal agencies''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1755. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 129, strike line 22 and all that follows through 
     page 130, line 17, and renumber sections accordingly.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1756. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act and except as provided in subsection (b), any report 
     required to be submitted by a Federal agency to the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the Senate or the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives under this Act 
     shall be posted on the public website of that agency upon 
     receipt by the committee.
       (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a report if--
       (1) the public posting of the report compromises national 
     security; or
       (2) the report contains proprietary information.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1757. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___.  Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
     Development shall submit to Congress a report on legislative 
     options to modernize and improve targeting of the allocation 
     formulas used for the community development block grant 
     program established under title I of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301et seq.).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1758. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 98, line 7, strike ``$3,150,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,798,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1759. Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. Portman) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 59, between lines 10 and 11, insert the following:
       Sec. 168.  Section 5307(a)(2) of title 49, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting ``or general public demand 
     response'' after ``fixed route'' each place that term 
     appears.

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