Amendment Text: S.Amdt.2059 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2032. Mr. INHOFE (for himself and Mr. Burr) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF SENATE ON VETERAN'S PREFERENCE IN PRIVATE 
                   EMPLOYMENT.

       It is the sense of the Senate that private employers 
     should, to the extent practical, do their utmost to educate 
     and inform their managers and supervisors, and their human 
     resource and personnel departments, on the advantages of 
     hiring--
       (1) qualified veterans; and
       (2) qualified spouses of veterans, if the veterans have a 
     permanent total disability that is service-connected.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2033. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 3204, to 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human 
drug compounding and drug supply chain security, and for other 
purposes; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       This Act shall become effective 1 day after enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2034. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2033 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the bill H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply 
chain security, and for other purposes; as follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``1 day'' and insert ``2 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2035. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 3204, to 
amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human 
drug compounding and drug supply chain security, and for other 
purposes; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       This Act shall become effective 3 days after enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2036. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2035 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the bill H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply 
chain security, and for other purposes; as follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``3 days'' and insert ``4 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2037. Mr. REID proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2036 proposed 
by Mr. Reid to the amendment SA 2035 proposed by Mr. Reid to the bill 
H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with 
respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, and 
for other purposes; as follows:

       In the amendment, strike ``4 days'' and insert ``5 days''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2038. Mr. CHAMBLISS (for himself and Mr. Tester) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 646. MODIFICATION OF PER-FISCAL YEAR CALCULATION OF DAYS 
                   OF CERTAIN ACTIVE DUTY OR ACTIVE SERVICE TO 
                   REDUCE ELIGIBILITY AGE FOR RETIREMENT FOR NON-
                   REGULAR SERVICE.

       Section 12731(f)(2)(A) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting ``or in any two consecutive fiscal years 
     after the date of the enactment of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014,'' after ``in any 
     fiscal year after such date,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2039. Mr. KAINE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 573. LIMITATION ON TERMINATION OR TRANSFER OF ELEMENTARY 
                   AND SECONDARY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, 
                   AND MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       (a) Limitation.--The Secretary of Defense may not terminate 
     or transfer to the jurisdiction of another agency of the 
     Federal Government any elementary or secondary science, 
     technology, engineering, and mathematics program of the 
     Department of Defense in existence as of September 30, 2012, 
     until 60 days after the date on which the Secretary submits 
     to the congressional defense committees a transition plan 
     with respect to such program.
       (b) Elements.--The transition plan with respect to a 
     program under subsection (a) shall include the following:
       (1) For a program to be terminated, a description of the 
     manner in which science, technology, engineering, and 
     mathematics education requirements for the dependents covered 
     by the program will be met by another program.
       (2) For a program to be transferred to the jurisdiction of 
     another agency--
       (A) the name of such agency;
       (B) the funding anticipated to be provided the program by 
     such agency during the five-year period beginning on the date 
     of transfer; and
       (C) mechanisms to ensure that education under the program 
     will continue to meet the science, technology, engineering, 
     and mathematics education requirements of the Department of 
     Defense, including requirements for the dependents covered by 
     the program.
       (3) Metrics to assess whether a program under paragraph (1) 
     or (2) is meeting the requirements applicable to such program 
     under such paragraph.
       (c) Consultation in Development.--Each transition plan 
     under subsection (a) shall be developed by the Secretary of 
     Defense in consultation with the Secretary of Education and 
     the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2040. Mr. BAUCUS (for himself, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Tester, 
Mr. Hoeven, Ms. Heitkamp, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Johanns, and Mr. Hatch) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1045 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1045. READINESS OF INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE 
                   FORCE.

       The Secretary of Defense shall preserve each 
     intercontinental ballistic missile silo that contains a 
     deployed missile as of the date of the enactment of this Act 
     in, at minimum, a warm status that enables that silo--
       (1) to remain a fully functioning element of the 
     interconnected and redundant command and control system of 
     the missile field; and
       (2) to be made fully operational with a deployed missile.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2041. Mr. TESTER (for himself, Mr. Heller, and Mr. Baucus) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the end of subtitle C of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 632. TRANSPORTATION ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT ON A SPACE-
                   AVAILABLE BASIS FOR DISABLED VETERANS WITH A 
                   SERVICE-CONNECTED, PERMANENT DISABILITY RATED 
                   AS TOTAL.

       (a) Availability of Transportation.--Section 2641b of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
     subsection (f):
       ``(f) Special Priority for Certain Disabled Veterans.--(1) 
     The Secretary of Defense shall provide, at no additional cost 
     to the Department of Defense and without any aircraft 
     modification, transportation on scheduled and unscheduled 
     military flights within the continental United States and on 
     scheduled overseas flights operated by the Air Mobility 
     Command on a space-available basis for any veteran with a 
     service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.
       ``(2) Notwithstanding subsection (d)(1), in establishing 
     space-available transportation priorities under the travel 
     program, the Secretary shall provide transportation under 
     paragraph (1) on the same basis as such transportation is 
     provided to members of the armed forces entitled to retired 
     or retainer pay.
       ``(3) The requirement to provide transportation on 
     Department of Defense aircraft on a space-available basis on 
     the priority basis described in paragraph (2) to veterans 
     covered by this subsection applies whether or not the travel 
     program is established under this section.
       ``(4) In this subsection, the terms `veteran' and `service-
     connected' have the meanings given those terms in section 101 
     of title 38.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (f) of section 2641b of 
     title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), 
     shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2042. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Inhofe, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1033 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1033. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF FUNDS FOR THE TRANSFER 
                   OR RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED 
                   STATES NAVAL STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       (a) Prohibition.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act for fiscal year 2014 may be used to 
     transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or 
     within the United States, or the territories or possessions 
     of the United States, of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other 
     detainee who--
       (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed 
     Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is or was held on or after January 20, 2009, at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department 
     of Defense.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not 
     apply to an individual who is transferred to United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act for the purpose of interrogation by the 
     United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2043. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Inhofe, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1031 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1031. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATIONS RELATING TO THE 
                   TRANSFER OF DETAINEES AT UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, TO FOREIGN 
                   COUNTRIES AND OTHER FOREIGN ENTITIES.

       (a) Certification Required Prior to Transfer.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any 
     amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise available 
     to the Department of Defense to transfer any individual 
     detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of the 
     individual's country of origin, any other foreign country, or 
     any other foreign entity unless the Secretary submits to 
     Congress the certification described in subsection (b) not 
     later than 30 days before the transfer of the individual.
       (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action 
     taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at 
     Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition 
     of the individual that is issued by a court or competent 
     tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction 
     (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after 
     issuance).
       (b) Certification.--A certification described in this 
     subsection is a written certification made by the Secretary 
     of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State 
     and in consultation with the Director of National 
     Intelligence, that--
       (1) the government of the foreign country or the recognized 
     leadership of the foreign entity to which the individual 
     detained at Guantanamo is to be transferred--
       (A) is not a designated state sponsor of terrorism or a 
     designated foreign terrorist organization;
       (B) maintains control over each detention facility in which 
     the individual is to be detained if the individual is to be 
     housed in a detention facility;
       (C) is not, as of the date of the certification, facing a 
     threat that is likely to substantially affect its ability to 
     exercise control over the individual;
       (D) has taken or agreed to take effective actions to ensure 
     that the individual cannot take action to threaten the United 
     States, its citizens, or its allies in the future;
       (E) has taken or agreed to take such actions as the 
     Secretary of Defense determines are necessary to ensure that 
     the individual cannot engage or reengage in any terrorist 
     activity; and
       (F) has agreed to share with the United States any 
     information that--
       (i) is related to the individual or any associates of the 
     individual; and
       (ii) could affect the security of the United States, its 
     citizens, or its allies; and
       (2) includes an assessment, in classified or unclassified 
     form, of the capacity, willingness, and past practices (if 
     applicable) of the foreign country or entity in relation to 
     the Secretary's certifications.
       (c) Prohibition in Cases of Prior Confirmed Recidivism.--
       (1) Prohibition.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any 
     amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made 
     available to the Department of Defense to transfer any 
     individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control 
     of the individual's country of origin, any other foreign 
     country, or any other foreign entity if there is a confirmed 
     case of any individual who was detained at United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at any time after 
     September 11, 2001, who was transferred to such foreign 
     country or entity and subsequently engaged in any terrorist 
     activity.
       (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action 
     taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at 
     Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition 
     of the individual that is issued by a court or competent 
     tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction 
     (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after 
     issuance).
       (d) National Security Waiver.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense may waive the 
     applicability to a detainee transfer of a certification 
     requirement specified in subparagraph (D) or (E) of 
     subsection (b)(1) or the prohibition in subsection (c), if 
     the Secretary certifies the rest of the criteria required by 
     subsection (b) for transfers prohibited by (c) and, with the 
     concurrence of the Secretary of State and in consultation 
     with the Director of National Intelligence, determines that--
       (A) alternative actions will be taken to address the 
     underlying purpose of the requirement or requirements to be 
     waived;
       (B) in the case of a waiver of subparagraph (D) or (E) of 
     subsection (b)(1), it is not possible to certify that the 
     risks addressed in the paragraph to be waived have been 
     completely eliminated, but the actions to be taken under 
     subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate such risks with 
     regard to the individual to be transferred;
       (C) in the case of a waiver of subsection (c), the 
     Secretary has considered any confirmed case in which an 
     individual who was transferred to the country subsequently 
     engaged in terrorist activity, and the actions to be taken 
     under subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate the risk 
     of recidivism with regard to the individual to be 
     transferred; and
       (D) the transfer is in the national security interests of 
     the United States.
       (2) Reports.--Whenever the Secretary makes a determination 
     under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress, not later than 30 days 
     before the transfer of the individual concerned, the 
     following:
       (A) A copy of the determination and the waiver concerned.
       (B) A statement of the basis for the determination, 
     including--
       (i) an explanation why the transfer is in the national 
     security interests of the United States;
       (ii) in the case of a waiver of paragraph (D) or (E) of 
     subsection (b)(1), an explanation why it is not possible to 
     certify that the risks addressed in the paragraph to be 
     waived have been completely eliminated; and
       (iii) a classified summary of--

       (I) the individual's record of cooperation while in the 
     custody of or under the effective control of the Department 
     of Defense; and

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       (II) the agreements and mechanisms in place to provide for 
     continuing cooperation.

       (C) A summary of the alternative actions to be taken to 
     address the underlying purpose of, and to mitigate the risks 
     addressed in, the paragraph or subsection to be waived.
       (D) The assessment required by subsection (b)(2).
       (e) Record of Cooperation.--In assessing the risk that an 
     individual detained at Guantanamo will engage in terrorist 
     activity or other actions that could affect the security of 
     the United States if released for the purpose of making a 
     certification under subsection (b) or a waiver under 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may give favorable 
     consideration to any such individual--
       (1) who has substantially cooperated with United States 
     intelligence and law enforcement authorities, pursuant to a 
     pre-trial agreement, while in the custody of or under the 
     effective control of the Department of Defense; and
       (2) for whom agreements and effective mechanisms are in 
     place, to the extent relevant and necessary, to provide for 
     continued cooperation with United States intelligence and law 
     enforcement authorities.
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of 
     the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
       (2) The term ``individual detained at Guantanamo'' means 
     any individual located at United States Naval Station, 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as of October 1, 2009, who--
       (A) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (B) is--
       (i) in the custody or under the control of the Department 
     of Defense; or
       (ii) otherwise under detention at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (3) The term ``foreign terrorist organization'' means any 
     organization so designated by the Secretary of State under 
     section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1189).
       Strike section 1033 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1033. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF FUNDS FOR THE TRANSFER 
                   OR RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED 
                   STATES NAVAL STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       (a) Prohibition.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act for fiscal year 2014 may be used to 
     transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or 
     within the United States, or the territories or possessions 
     of the United States, of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other 
     detainee who--
       (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed 
     Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is or was held on or after January 20, 2009, at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department 
     of Defense.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not 
     apply to an individual who is transferred to United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act for the purpose of interrogation by the 
     United States.
       At the end of subtitle D of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1035. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT OR MODIFY 
                   FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES TO HOUSE 
                   DETAINEES TRANSFERRED FROM UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       (a) In General.--No amounts authorized to be appropriated 
     or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 by this Act 
     or any other Act may be used to construct or modify any 
     facility in the United States, its territories, or 
     possessions to house any individual detained at Guantanamo 
     for the purposes of detention or imprisonment unless 
     authorized by Congress.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not 
     apply to any modification of facilities at United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (c) Individual Detained at Guantanamo Defined.--
       (1) In general.--In this section, the term ``individual 
     detained at Guantanamo'' means any individual located at 
     United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as of 
     October 1, 2009, who--
       (A) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (B) is--
       (i) in the custody or under the control of the Department 
     of Defense; or
       (ii) otherwise under detention at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (2) Exclusion.--The term does not mean any individual 
     transferred to United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, 
     Cuba, after October 1, 2009, who was not located at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on that date.

     SEC. 1036. PROHIBITION ON TRANSFER OR RELEASE TO YEMEN OF 
                   INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       None of the amounts authorized to be appropriated or 
     otherwise available to the Department of Defense may be used 
     to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release, 
     during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and ending on December 31, 2014, of any individual 
     detained in the custody or under the control of the 
     Department of Defense at United States Naval Station, 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody or control of the 
     Republic of Yemen or any entity within Yemen.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2044. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Inhofe, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1031 and insert the following:

     SEC. 1031. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATIONS RELATING TO THE 
                   TRANSFER OF DETAINEES AT UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, TO FOREIGN 
                   COUNTRIES AND OTHER FOREIGN ENTITIES.

       (a) Certification Required Prior to Transfer.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any 
     amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise available 
     to the Department of Defense to transfer any individual 
     detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of the 
     individual's country of origin, any other foreign country, or 
     any other foreign entity unless the Secretary submits to 
     Congress the certification described in subsection (b) not 
     later than 30 days before the transfer of the individual.
       (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action 
     taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at 
     Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition 
     of the individual that is issued by a court or competent 
     tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction 
     (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after 
     issuance).
       (b) Certification.--A certification described in this 
     subsection is a written certification made by the Secretary 
     of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State 
     and in consultation with the Director of National 
     Intelligence, that--
       (1) the government of the foreign country or the recognized 
     leadership of the foreign entity to which the individual 
     detained at Guantanamo is to be transferred--
       (A) is not a designated state sponsor of terrorism or a 
     designated foreign terrorist organization;
       (B) maintains control over each detention facility in which 
     the individual is to be detained if the individual is to be 
     housed in a detention facility;
       (C) is not, as of the date of the certification, facing a 
     threat that is likely to substantially affect its ability to 
     exercise control over the individual;
       (D) has taken or agreed to take effective actions to ensure 
     that the individual cannot take action to threaten the United 
     States, its citizens, or its allies in the future;
       (E) has taken or agreed to take such actions as the 
     Secretary of Defense determines are necessary to ensure that 
     the individual cannot engage or reengage in any terrorist 
     activity; and
       (F) has agreed to share with the United States any 
     information that--
       (i) is related to the individual or any associates of the 
     individual; and
       (ii) could affect the security of the United States, its 
     citizens, or its allies; and
       (2) includes an assessment, in classified or unclassified 
     form, of the capacity, willingness, and past practices (if 
     applicable) of the foreign country or entity in relation to 
     the Secretary's certifications.
       (c) Prohibition in Cases of Prior Confirmed Recidivism.--
       (1) Prohibition.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may not use any 
     amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made 
     available to the Department of Defense to transfer any 
     individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control 
     of the individual's country of origin, any other foreign 
     country, or any other foreign entity if there is a confirmed 
     case of any individual who was detained at United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at any time after 
     September 11, 2001, who was transferred to such foreign 
     country or entity and subsequently engaged in any terrorist 
     activity.
       (2) Exception.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any action 
     taken by the Secretary to transfer any individual detained at 
     Guantanamo to effectuate an order affecting the disposition 
     of the individual that is issued by a court or competent 
     tribunal of the United States having lawful jurisdiction 
     (which the Secretary shall notify Congress of promptly after 
     issuance).
       (d) National Security Waiver.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense may waive the 
     applicability to a detainee

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     transfer of a certification requirement specified in 
     subparagraph (D) or (E) of subsection (b)(1) or the 
     prohibition in subsection (c), if the Secretary certifies the 
     rest of the criteria required by subsection (b) for transfers 
     prohibited by (c) and, with the concurrence of the Secretary 
     of State and in consultation with the Director of National 
     Intelligence, determines that--
       (A) alternative actions will be taken to address the 
     underlying purpose of the requirement or requirements to be 
     waived;
       (B) in the case of a waiver of subparagraph (D) or (E) of 
     subsection (b)(1), it is not possible to certify that the 
     risks addressed in the paragraph to be waived have been 
     completely eliminated, but the actions to be taken under 
     subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate such risks with 
     regard to the individual to be transferred;
       (C) in the case of a waiver of subsection (c), the 
     Secretary has considered any confirmed case in which an 
     individual who was transferred to the country subsequently 
     engaged in terrorist activity, and the actions to be taken 
     under subparagraph (A) will substantially mitigate the risk 
     of recidivism with regard to the individual to be 
     transferred; and
       (D) the transfer is in the national security interests of 
     the United States.
       (2) Reports.--Whenever the Secretary makes a determination 
     under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress, not later than 30 days 
     before the transfer of the individual concerned, the 
     following:
       (A) A copy of the determination and the waiver concerned.
       (B) A statement of the basis for the determination, 
     including--
       (i) an explanation why the transfer is in the national 
     security interests of the United States;
       (ii) in the case of a waiver of paragraph (D) or (E) of 
     subsection (b)(1), an explanation why it is not possible to 
     certify that the risks addressed in the paragraph to be 
     waived have been completely eliminated; and
       (iii) a classified summary of--

       (I) the individual's record of cooperation while in the 
     custody of or under the effective control of the Department 
     of Defense; and
       (II) the agreements and mechanisms in place to provide for 
     continuing cooperation.

       (C) A summary of the alternative actions to be taken to 
     address the underlying purpose of, and to mitigate the risks 
     addressed in, the paragraph or subsection to be waived.
       (D) The assessment required by subsection (b)(2).
       (e) Record of Cooperation.--In assessing the risk that an 
     individual detained at Guantanamo will engage in terrorist 
     activity or other actions that could affect the security of 
     the United States if released for the purpose of making a 
     certification under subsection (b) or a waiver under 
     subsection (d), the Secretary of Defense may give favorable 
     consideration to any such individual--
       (1) who has substantially cooperated with United States 
     intelligence and law enforcement authorities, pursuant to a 
     pre-trial agreement, while in the custody of or under the 
     effective control of the Department of Defense; and
       (2) for whom agreements and effective mechanisms are in 
     place, to the extent relevant and necessary, to provide for 
     continued cooperation with United States intelligence and law 
     enforcement authorities.
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of 
     the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
       (2) The term ``individual detained at Guantanamo'' means 
     any individual located at United States Naval Station, 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as of October 1, 2009, who--
       (A) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (B) is--
       (i) in the custody or under the control of the Department 
     of Defense; or
       (ii) otherwise under detention at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (3) The term ``foreign terrorist organization'' means any 
     organization so designated by the Secretary of State under 
     section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1189).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2045. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Inhofe, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1035. PROHIBITION ON TRANSFER OR RELEASE TO YEMEN OF 
                   INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       None of the amounts authorized to be appropriated or 
     otherwise available to the Department of Defense may be used 
     to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release, 
     during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and ending on December 31, 2014, of any individual 
     detained in the custody or under the control of the 
     Department of Defense at United States Naval Station, 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody or control of the 
     Republic of Yemen or any entity within Yemen.
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  SA 2046. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Inhofe, and Mrs. 
Fischer) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1035. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT OR MODIFY 
                   FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES TO HOUSE 
                   DETAINEES TRANSFERRED FROM UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                   STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

       (a) In General.--No amounts authorized to be appropriated 
     or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 by this Act 
     or any other Act may be used to construct or modify any 
     facility in the United States, its territories, or 
     possessions to house any individual detained at Guantanamo 
     for the purposes of detention or imprisonment unless 
     authorized by Congress.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not 
     apply to any modification of facilities at United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (c) Individual Detained at Guantanamo Defined.--
       (1) In general.--In this section, the term ``individual 
     detained at Guantanamo'' means any individual located at 
     United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as of 
     October 1, 2009, who--
       (A) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (B) is--
       (i) in the custody or under the control of the Department 
     of Defense; or
       (ii) otherwise under detention at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (2) Exclusion.--The term does not mean any individual 
     transferred to United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, 
     Cuba, after October 1, 2009, who was not located at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on that date.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2047. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1025. EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY FOR DISPOSITION OF LARGER 
                   NAVAL VESSELS.

       Section 7307(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking ``3,000 tons'' and inserting ``6,000 tons''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2048. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. EXECUTIVE AGENT FOR BATTERY TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Executive Agent.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     designate a senior official of the Department of Defense to 
     act as the executive agent for battery technology.
       (b) Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than one year after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act and in accordance with Directive 
     5101.1, the Secretary shall prescribe the roles, 
     responsibilities, and authorities of the executive agent 
     designated under subsection (a).
       (2) Specification.--The roles and responsibilities of the 
     executive agent designated under subsection (a) shall include 
     each of the following:
       (A) Development and maintenance of a battery technology 
     roadmap that ensures that the Department has access to the 
     manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise necessary 
     to meet future military requirements regarding such 
     technology.

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       (B) Development of recommended funding strategies necessary 
     to meet the requirements of the roadmap developed under 
     subparagraph (A).
       (C) Assessment of the vulnerabilities, trustworthiness, and 
     diversity of the battery technology supply chain, including 
     the development of trustworthiness requirements for battery 
     technology used in defense systems, and development of 
     strategies to address matters that are identified as a result 
     of such assessment.
       (D) Such other roles and responsibilities as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
       (c) Support Within Department of Defense.--In accordance 
     with Directive 5101.1, the Secretary shall ensure that the 
     military departments, Defense Agencies, and other components 
     of the Department provide the executive agent designated 
     under subsection (a) with the appropriate support and 
     resources needed to perform the roles, responsibilities, and 
     authorities of the executive agent.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``Directive 5101.1'' means Department of 
     Defense Directive 5101.1, or any successor directive relating 
     to the responsibilities of an executive agent of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (2) The term ``executive agent'' has the meaning given the 
     term ``DoD Executive Agent'' in Directive 5101.1.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2049. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. EXECUTIVE AGENT FOR MICROWAVE, HIGH POWER VACUUM 
                   TUBE TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE 
                   DEVICES.

       (a) Executive Agent.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     designate a senior official of the Department of Defense to 
     act as the executive agent for microwave, high power vacuum 
     tube technology, and transmit and receive (TR) devices.
       (b) Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than one year after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act and in accordance with Directive 
     5101.1, the Secretary shall prescribe the roles, 
     responsibilities, and authorities of the executive agent 
     designated under subsection (a).
       (2) Specification.--The roles and responsibilities of the 
     executive agent designated under subsection (a) shall include 
     each of the following:
       (A) Development and maintenance of a roadmap for microwave, 
     high power vacuum tube technology, and transmit and receive 
     devices that ensures that the Department has access to the 
     manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise necessary 
     to meet future military requirements regarding such devices.
       (B) Development of recommended funding strategies necessary 
     to meet the requirements of the roadmap developed under 
     subparagraph (A).
       (C) Assessment of the vulnerabilities, trustworthiness, and 
     diversity of the microwave, high power vacuum tube 
     technology, and transmit and receive devices supply chain, 
     including the development of trustworthiness requirements for 
     microwave, high power vacuum tube technology, and transmit 
     and receive devices used in defense systems, and development 
     of strategies to address matters that are identified as a 
     result of such assessment.
       (D) Such other roles and responsibilities as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
       (c) Support Within Department of Defense.--In accordance 
     with Directive 5101.1, the Secretary shall ensure that the 
     military departments, Defense Agencies, and other components 
     of the Department provide the executive agent designated 
     under subsection (a) with the appropriate support and 
     resources needed to perform the roles, responsibilities, and 
     authorities of the executive agent.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``Directive 5101.1'' means Department of 
     Defense Directive 5101.1, or any successor directive relating 
     to the responsibilities of an executive agent of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (2) The term ``executive agent'' has the meaning given the 
     term ``DoD Executive Agent'' in Directive 5101.1.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2050. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. EXECUTIVE AGENT FOR RADIATION HARDENED DEVICES.

       (a) Executive Agent.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     designate a senior official of the Department of Defense to 
     act as the executive agent for radiation hardened devices.
       (b) Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities.--
       (1) Establishment.--Not later than one year after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act and in accordance with Directive 
     5101.1, the Secretary shall prescribe the roles, 
     responsibilities, and authorities of the executive agent 
     designated under subsection (a).
       (2) Specification.--The roles and responsibilities of the 
     executive agent designated under subsection (a) shall include 
     each of the following:
       (A) Development and maintenance of a radiation hardened 
     devices roadmap that ensures that the Department has access 
     to the manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise 
     necessary to meet future military requirements regarding such 
     devices.
       (B) Development of recommended funding strategies necessary 
     to meet the requirements of the roadmap developed under 
     subparagraph (A).
       (C) Assessment of the vulnerabilities, trustworthiness, and 
     diversity of the radiation hardened devices supply chain, 
     including the development of trustworthiness requirements for 
     radiation hardened devices used in defense systems, and 
     development of strategies to address matters that are 
     identified as a result of such assessment.
       (D) Such other roles and responsibilities as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
       (c) Support Within Department of Defense.--In accordance 
     with Directive 5101.1, the Secretary shall ensure that the 
     military departments, Defense Agencies, and other components 
     of the Department provide the executive agent designated 
     under subsection (a) with the appropriate support and 
     resources needed to perform the roles, responsibilities, and 
     authorities of the executive agent.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``Directive 5101.1'' means Department of 
     Defense Directive 5101.1, or any successor directive relating 
     to the responsibilities of an executive agent of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (2) The term ``executive agent'' has the meaning given the 
     term ``DoD Executive Agent'' in Directive 5101.1.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2051. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. INCREASED MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD FOR PURCHASES BY 
                   THE UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND IN 
                   SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS OVERSEAS.

       (a) Increased Micro-purchase Threshold.--In the case of any 
     purchase by the United States Special Operations Command in 
     support of an operation overseas, the micro-purchase 
     threshold for purposes of section 1902 of title 41, United 
     States Code, shall be deemed to be $10,000 rather than the 
     amount otherwise provided for in subsection (a) of such 
     section.
       (b) Other Requirements.--In applying subsections (d) and 
     (e) of section 1902 of title 41, United States Code, to 
     purchases described in subsection (a), the purchases covered 
     by such subsection (d) or (e) shall be deemed to be purchases 
     not greater than $10,000 rather than the amount otherwise 
     provided for in such subsection (d) or (e).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2052. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1208. ENHANCED AUTHORITY FOR PROVISION OF SUPPORT TO 
                   PARTNER NATION LIAISON OFFICERS WHILE ASSIGNED 
                   TO THE UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS 
                   COMMAND.

       (a) Eligibility.--Subsection (a) of section 1051a of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
       (2) by inserting ``(1)'' before ``The Secretary of 
     Defense''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2)(A) In the case of a liaison officer of another nation 
     who is assigned to the headquarters of the United States 
     Special Operations Command, the Secretary of Defense may 
     provide administrative services and support, to the extent 
     that the Secretary determines appropriate, for the 
     performance of

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     duties by that liaison officer while so assigned without 
     regard to whether that officer's nation is involved in a 
     military operation with the United States.
       ``(B) The authority of the Secretary to provide 
     administrative services and support under this subsection for 
     the performance of duties by a liaison officer of another 
     nation who is assigned as described in subparagraph (A) may 
     be exercised only with respect to a liaison officer of 
     another nation whose assignment as described in that 
     subparagraph is accepted by the Secretary of Defense with the 
     concurrence of the Secretary of State.''.
       (b) Terms of Reimbursement.--Subsection (c) of such section 
     is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
     ``In the case of an assignment described in subsection 
     (a)(2), the terms of reimbursement shall be specified in the 
     appropriate international agreement used to assign the 
     liaison officer as described in that subsection.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (b)(1) of such 
     section is amended by striking ``subsection (a)'' and 
     inserting ``subsection (a)(1)''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2053. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1208. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING RIMPAC 2014.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) Taiwan should be extended an invitation to participate 
     in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 to help increase the 
     proficiency of the Taiwan Navy in humanitarian assistance and 
     disaster relief (HA/DR) operations;
       (2) Taiwan's participation in HA/DR exercises will 
     contribute to its capacity to respond to natural disasters 
     such as earthquakes and typhoons that frequently strike its 
     own homeland;
       (3) building this capacity will only increase Taiwan's 
     ability to effectively respond in the future while 
     contributing to the security and stability of the maritime 
     domain in the Asia-Pacific region for the benefit of all; and
       (4) the United States welcomes the opportunity to work with 
     Taiwan in creating a more interactive naval relationship 
     between our two countries as it is in best security interests 
     of both countries.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2054. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1208. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON PARTICIPATION IN JOINT NATO 
                   EXERCISES.

       It is the sense of Congress that the Department of Defense 
     should participate meaningfully in every joint North Atlantic 
     Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise in order to demonstrate 
     continuing commitment to NATO, ensure its operational 
     effectiveness with the United States in a leading role, and 
     confirm the President's announced policy to balance 
     withdrawal of Europe-based Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) with 
     effective and meaningful rotation of forces to Europe of a 
     United States-based BCT.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2055. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page _, between lines _ and _, insert the following:

     SEC. __. ASSESSMENTS OF ARMS CONTROL, NONPROLIFERATION, AND 
                   DISARMAMENT AGREEMENT VERIFICATION.

       Section 306 of the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (22 
     U.S.C. 2577) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(3), by inserting ``the intelligence 
     community, and the Department of Defense'' after ``Department 
     of State''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``Request.--Upon'' and inserting the 
     following: ``Request.--
       ``(1) In general.--Upon'';
       (B) by striking ``Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
     Senate or the Committee on International Relations of the 
     House of Representatives'' and inserting ``Committee on 
     Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the 
     Committee on Armed Services, or the Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate or the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence, the Committee on Armed Services, or the 
     Committee on Financial Services of the House of 
     Representatives''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(2) Content.--The report required under paragraph (1) 
     shall specify--
       ``(A) the types of violations that the foreign country 
     might engage in or attempt if the proposal becomes an 
     agreement; and
       ``(B) the economic sanctions, military responses, and other 
     options that might be considered by the United States 
     Government in response to any such violation.
       ``(3) Proposal defined.--In this subsection, the term 
     `proposal' means any proposal, whether formal or informal or 
     in `white paper' form, that is, either directly or through 
     intermediaries, provided in writing to a foreign country by 
     the United States or provided in writing to the United States 
     by a foreign country.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2056. Mr. BLUNT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1220. SPECIAL ENVOY TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF 
                   RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN THE NEAR EAST AND SOUTH 
                   CENTRAL ASIA.

       (a) Appointment.--The President may appoint a Special Envoy 
     to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the 
     Near East and South Central Asia (in this section referred to 
     as the ``Special Envoy'') within the Department of State. The 
     Special Envoy shall have the rank of ambassador and shall 
     hold the office at the pleasure of the President.
       (b) Qualifications.--The Special Envoy should be a person 
     of recognized distinction in the field of human rights and 
     religious freedom and with expertise in the Near East and 
     South Central Asia.
       (c) Duties.--
       (1) In general.--The Special Envoy shall carry out the 
     following duties:
       (A) Promote the right of religious freedom of religious 
     minorities in the countries of the Near East and the 
     countries of South Central Asia, denounce the violation of 
     such right, and recommend appropriate responses by the United 
     States Government when such right is violated.
       (B) Monitor and combat acts of religious intolerance and 
     incitement targeted against religious minorities in the 
     countries of the Near East and the countries of South Central 
     Asia.
       (C) Work to ensure that the unique needs of religious 
     minority communities in the countries of the Near East and 
     the countries of South Central Asia are addressed, including 
     the economic and security needs of such communities.
       (D) Serve as a liaison between the Secretary of Defense and 
     the Secretary of State and foreign governments of the 
     countries of the Near East and the countries of South Central 
     Asia to address laws that are discriminatory toward religious 
     minority communities in such countries.
       (E) Coordinate and assist in the preparation of that 
     portion of the report required by sections 116(d) and 502B(b) 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151n(d) and 
     2304(b)) relating to the nature and extent of religious 
     freedom of religious minorities in the countries of the Near 
     East and the countries of South Central Asia.
       (F) Coordinate and assist in the preparation of that 
     portion of the report required by section 102(b) of the 
     International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 
     6412(b)) relating to the nature and extent of religious 
     freedom of religious minorities in the countries of the Near 
     East and the countries of South Central Asia.
       (2) Coordination.--In carrying out the duties under 
     paragraph (1), the Special Envoy shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, coordinate with the Under Secretary of Defense 
     for Policy, the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, 
     Refugees and Migration, the Ambassador at Large for 
     International Religious Freedom, the United States Commission 
     on International Religious Freedom, and other relevant 
     Federal agencies and officials.
       (d) Diplomatic Representation.--Subject to the direction of 
     the President and the Secretary of State, the Special Envoy 
     is authorized to represent the United States in matters and 
     cases relevant to religious freedom in the countries of the 
     Near East and the countries of South Central Asia in--
       (1) contacts with foreign governments, intergovernmental 
     organizations, and specialized agencies of the United 
     Nations, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in 
     Europe, and other international organizations of which the 
     United States is a member; and

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       (2) multilateral conferences and meetings relevant to 
     religious freedom in the countries of the Near East and the 
     countries of South Central Asia.
       (e) Consultations.--The Special Envoy shall consult with 
     domestic and international nongovernmental organizations and 
     multilateral organizations and institutions, as the Special 
     Envoy considers appropriate to fulfill the purposes of this 
     section.
       (f) Funding.--
       (1) Authority.--Of the amounts appropriated or otherwise 
     made available to the Secretary of State for ``Diplomatic and 
     Consular Programs'' for fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the 
     Secretary of State is authorized to provide to the Special 
     Envoy $1,000,000 for each such fiscal year for the hiring of 
     staff, the conduct of investigations, and necessary travel to 
     carry out the provisions of this section.
       (2) Funding offset.--To offset the costs to be incurred by 
     the Department of State to carry out the provisions of this 
     section for fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the Secretary of 
     State shall eliminate such positions within the Department of 
     State, unless otherwise authorized or required by law, as the 
     Secretary determines to be necessary to fully offset such 
     costs.
       (3) Limitation.--No additional funds are authorized to be 
     appropriated for ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' to 
     carry out the provisions of this section.
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  SA 2057. Ms. COLLINS (for herself, Mr. King, Mr. Markey, and Ms. 
Stabenow) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 864. COMPLIANCE WITH DOMESTIC SOURCE REQUIREMENTS OF 
                   FOOTWEAR FURNISHED OR OBTAINED BY ALLOWANCE FOR 
                   ENLISTED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES UPON THEIR 
                   INITIAL ENTRY INTO THE ARMED FORCES.

       Section 418 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(d)(1) The footwear prescribed under this section to be 
     furnished to, or to be paid for by allowance under this 
     section by, members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine 
     Corps upon their initial entry into the armed forces shall 
     comply with the requirements of section 2533a of title 10, 
     without regard to the applicability of any simplified 
     acquisition threshold under chapter 137 of title 10 (or any 
     other provision of law) to the use of such allowance for such 
     footwear.
       ``(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to athletic footwear 
     furnished to, or paid for by allowance by, a member described 
     in that paragraph if such footwear--
       ``(A) is medically required to meet unique physiological 
     needs of the member; and
       ``(B) cannot be met with athletic footwear that complies 
     with the requirements referred to in that paragraph.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2058. Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 722. PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF 
                   THE ARMED FORCES, THEIR DEPENDENTS, AND 
                   VETERANS.

       (a) Program for Members of the Armed Forces and 
     Dependents.--The Secretary of Defense and the Attorney 
     General shall jointly carry out a program (commonly referred 
     to as a ``prescription drug take-back program'') under which 
     members of the Armed Forces and dependents of members of the 
     Armed Forces may deliver controlled substances to military 
     medical treatment facilities to be disposed of in accordance 
     with section 302(g) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 
     U.S.C. 822(g)).
       (b) Program for Veterans.--The Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs and the Attorney General shall jointly carry out a 
     program under which veterans may deliver controlled 
     substances to be disposed of in accordance with section 
     302(g) of the Controlled Substances Act.
       (c) Program Elements.--The programs required by this 
     section shall provide for the following:
       (1) In the case of the program required by subsection (a), 
     the delivery of controlled substances under the program to 
     such members of the Armed Forces, medical professionals, and 
     other employees of the Department of Defense, and to such 
     other acceptance mechanisms, as the Secretary of Defense and 
     the Attorney General jointly specify for purposes of the 
     program.
       (2) In the case of the program required by subsection (b), 
     the delivery of controlled substances under the program to 
     such employees of the Veterans Health Administration of the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs, and to such other acceptance 
     mechanisms, as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 
     Attorney General jointly specify for purposes of the program.
       (3) Appropriate guidelines and procedures to prevent the 
     diversion, misuse, theft, or loss of controlled substances 
     delivered under such programs.
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  SA 2059. Mr. WICKER (for himself, Mr. Kaine, and Mr. Cochran) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1066. REPORT ON FUTURE AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT FORCE.

       (a) In General.--Not later than February 15, 2014, the 
     Commandant of the Marine Corps shall provide a written report 
     and briefing to the congressional defense committees on the 
     operational risk to the ability of the Marine Corps to meet 
     its obligations under the Department of Defense's Defense 
     Strategic Guidance issued on January 5, 2012.
       (b) Content.--The report and briefing required under 
     subsection (a) shall provide an evaluation of any operational 
     risk imposed by the current and planned number of amphibious 
     warfare ships in the amphibious assault force as well as a 
     review of the capabilities of these ships to meet the needs 
     of the Marine Corps.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2060. Mr. WICKER (for himself, Mr. Kaine, and Mr. Cochran) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1025. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON A BALANCED FUTURE NAVAL 
                   FORCE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The battle force of the Navy must be sufficiently sized 
     and balanced in capability to meet current and anticipated 
     future national security objectives.
       (2) A robust and balanced naval force is required for the 
     Department of Defense to fully execute the National Security 
     Strategy of the President.
       (3) To develop and sustain required capabilities the Navy 
     must balance investment and maintenance costs across various 
     vessel types, including--
       (A) aircraft carriers;
       (B) surface combatants;
       (C) submarines;
       (D) amphibious assault ships; and
       (E) other auxiliary vessels, including support vessels 
     operated by the Military Sealift Command.
       (4) The Navy possesses only 28 amphibious assault ships, 
     with an average of only 22 amphibious assault ships available 
     for surge deployment despite a Marine Corps requirement for 
     38 amphibious assault ships.
       (5) The inadequate level of investment in Navy shipbuilding 
     over the last 20 years has resulted in the following:
       (A) A fragile shipbuilding industrial base in the United 
     States, both in the construction yards and secondary 
     suppliers of materiel and equipment.
       (B) Increased costs per vessel stemming from low production 
     volume.
       (6) The Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 
     (division C of Public Law 113-6) provides $263,000,000 
     towards advance procurement of materiel and equipment 
     required to continue the San Antonio LPD-17 amphibious 
     transport dock class of vessels to a total of 12 vessels, a 
     key first step in rebalancing the amphibious assault ship 
     force structure of the Navy.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Department of Defense and the Department of the 
     Navy must prioritize funding towards increased shipbuilding 
     rates to enable the Navy to meet the full-range of requests 
     from the combatant commands;
       (2) the budget requests for the Navy for future fiscal 
     years, and future Long Range Plans for the Construction of 
     Naval Vessels, under section 231 of title 10, United States 
     Code, must realistically anticipate and reflect the true 
     investment necessary to meet stated Navy force structure 
     goals;
       (3) without modification to the shipbuilding plan in the 
     Long Range Plan for the Construction of Naval Vessels, the 
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     base that enables construction of large, combat-survivable 
     amphibious assault ships is at significant risk; and
       (4) the Department of Defense and Congress should act 
     expeditiously to restore the force structure and capability 
     balance of the fleet of Navy vessels as quickly as possible.
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  SA 2061. Mr. KAINE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 673. COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES REPORT ON 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMISSARY PROGRAM 
                   BENEFIT.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than one year after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of 
     the United States shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a report setting forth an analysis and assessment 
     of the Department of Defense commissary program benefit.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description of the level of Department of Defense 
     funding for the Department of Defense commissary program for 
     each of 10 fiscal years ending with fiscal year 2013.
       (2) A list of the commissaries not located within 10 miles 
     of either--
       (A) a chain grocery store of comparable size; or
       (B) a large commercial store that offers grocery products 
     (including fresh produce) that are comparable to products 
     offered at the nearest commissary.
       (3) An analysis of the numbers of each type of eligible 
     beneficiary that used the commissaries in the United States 
     during the 10-fiscal year period ending with fiscal year 
     2013.
       (4) An assessment of the value of the commissary benefit to 
     beneficiaries of the commissary program, including members of 
     the regular and reserve components of the Armed Forces, 
     military retirees, and their dependents.
       (5) An assessment of the priority eligible beneficiaries 
     place on the commissary benefit as a recruiting and retention 
     tool for the Armed Forces.
       (6) An assessment of the priority the Department of Defense 
     places on the commissary benefit as a recruiting and 
     retention tool for the Armed Forces.
       (7) A comparative assessment of commissary store operations 
     in the United States with commissary store operations at 
     overseas and remote locations, and an assessment of the 
     potential impacts on operations of commissary stores overseas 
     of curtailing commissary stores operations in the United 
     States.
       (8) An identification and assessment of operating cost 
     reductions and efficiency that could be achieved by the 
     Defense Commissary Agency without impacting the current 
     benefit levels provided to beneficiaries of the commissary 
     program.
       (9) An assessment of the potential savings to the 
     Department if commissary operations in the United States were 
     curtailed or otherwise changed.
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  SA 2062. Mr. GRAHAM (for himself and Mr. Hatch) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 514. POLICY ON MILITARY RECRUITMENT AND ENLISTMENT OF 
                   GRADUATES OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

       (a) Conditions on Use of Test, Assessment, or Screening 
     Tools.--In the case of any test, assessment, or screening 
     tool utilized under the policy on recruitment and enlistment 
     required by subsection (b) of section 532 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 
     112-81; 125 Stat. 1403; 10 U.S.C. 503 note) for the purpose 
     of identifying persons for recruitment and enlistment in the 
     Armed Forces, the Secretary of Defense shall--
       (1) implement a means for ensuring that graduates of a 
     secondary school (as defined in section 9101(38) of the 
     Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
     7801(38)), including all persons described in subsection 
     (a)(2) of section 532 of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2012, are required to meet the same 
     standard on the test, assessment, or screening tool; and
       (2) use uniform testing requirements and grading standards.
       (b) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in section 532(b) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 or 
     this section shall be construed to permit the Secretary of 
     Defense or the Secretary of a military department to create 
     or use a different grading standard on any test, assessment, 
     or screening tool utilized for the purpose of identifying 
     graduates of a secondary school (as defined in section 
     9101(38) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 
     1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801(38)), including all persons described in 
     subsection (a)(2) of section 532 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, for recruitment and 
     enlistment in the Armed Forces.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2063. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself and Mr. Blunt) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 135. LIMITATION ON RETIREMENT OF A-10 AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Limitation.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department 
     of Defense may be obligated or expended to retire, prepare to 
     retire, or place in storage any A-10 aircraft until each of 
     the following:
       (1) The Secretary of the Air Force certifies to the 
     congressional defense committees each of the following:
       (A) That the F-35A aircraft has achieved full operational 
     capability.
       (B) That the F-35A aircraft has achieved Block 4A 
     capabilities, including--
       (i) an enhanced electronic warfare capability that will 
     allow the F-35A aircraft to counter emerging threats in a 
     close air support (CAS) environment; and
       (ii) a GBU-53 Small Diameter Bomb version II or equivalent 
     weapon operational capability.
       (C) That a number of F-35A aircraft exists in the Air Force 
     inventory in sufficient quantity to replace the A-10 aircraft 
     being retired in order to meet close air support capability 
     requirements of the combatant commands.
       (2) The Comptroller General of the United States submits to 
     the congressional defense committees a report setting forth 
     the following:
       (A) An assessment whether each certification under 
     paragraph (1) is comprehensive, fully supported, and 
     sufficiently detailed.
       (B) An identification of any shortcomings, limitations, or 
     other reportable matters that affect the quality or findings 
     of any certification under paragraph (1).
       (b) Deadline for Submittal of Comptroller General Report.--
     The report of the Comptroller General under paragraph (2) of 
     subsection (a) shall be submitted not later than 90 days 
     after the date of the submittal of the certification referred 
     to in paragraph (1) of that subsection.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2064. Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. King) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1003. AUTHORITY FOR ACCEPTANCE OF PAYMENT IN KIND IN 
                   SETTLEMENT OF A-12 AIRCRAFT LITIGATION.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the 
     current fiscal year and hereafter, the Secretary of the Navy 
     is authorized to accept and retain the following 
     consideration in lieu of a monetary payment for purposes of 
     the settlement of the A-12 aircraft litigation arising from 
     the default termination of Contract No. N00019-88-C-0050:
       (1) From General Dynamics Corporation: credit in an amount 
     not to exceed $198,000,000 toward the design, construction, 
     and delivery of the steel deckhouse, hangar, and aft missile 
     launching system for the DDG 1002.
       (2) From the Boeing Company: Three EA-18G Growler aircraft, 
     with installed Airborne Electronic Attack kits, valued at an 
     amount not to exceed $198,000,000, at no cost to the 
     Department of the Navy.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2065. Mr. DONNELLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1237. REPORT ON UNITED STATES-CHINA ECONOMIC AND 
                   SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION.

       (a) In General.--Not later than March 15, 2014, the 
     Chairman of the United States-

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     China Economic and Security Review Commission established 
     under section 1238 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002) shall 
     submit a report on the operations of the Commission to--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations, the Committee on Appropriations, and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Appropriations, and the 
     Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description of the manner in which the Commission has 
     carried out the requirements of section 1238 of the Floyd D. 
     Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2001 (22 U.S.C. 7002), including how the Commission has--
       (A) carried out the purpose described in subsection (b)(2) 
     of that section;
       (B) carried out the duties of the Commission described in 
     subsection (c) of that section;
       (C) compensated members of the Commission under subsection 
     (e)(1) of that section; and
       (D) appointed and compensated the executive director and 
     other personnel of the Commission under subsection (e)(3) of 
     that section.
       (2) A list that includes--
       (A) the name of each individual that has served or is 
     serving as a member of the Commission as of the date of the 
     submission of the report; and
       (B) the term that each such individual served or is serving 
     as of that date.
       (3) A description of the extent to which the Commission has 
     access to classified information and how the Commission has 
     used that information in carrying out the duties of the 
     Commission.
       (4) A summary of all domestic and foreign travel by members 
     and personnel of the Commission after December 31, 2005, 
     including dates, locations, and purposes of travel and the 
     names of members and personnel who participated.
       (5) Recommendations of the Commission for statutory changes 
     to update the mandate, purpose, duties, organization, and 
     operations of the Commission, taking into account changes in 
     the relationship between the United States and China.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2066. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself and Mrs. Fischer) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1054. COLLABORATION AMONG THE STRATEGIC FORCES OF THE 
                   ARMED FORCES.

       (a) Sense of Congress on Collaboration.--It is the sense of 
     Congress that--
       (1) ongoing collaboration on strategic forces for 
     affordability between the Navy and the Air Force may be 
     further augmented, for example, by the technologies and 
     expertise being developed under the Conventional Prompt 
     Global Strike (CPGS) efforts of the Office of the Secretary 
     of Defense; and
       (2) identifying and leveraging areas of overlap may 
     increase efficiencies of strategic systems and Conventional 
     Prompt Global Strike efforts in a manner that reduces long-
     term costs, including supporting common subsystems that may 
     promote a more resilient industrial base.
       (b) Report Required.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than one year after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to Congress a detailed strategy for collaboration 
     among the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force to improve 
     overall strategic program efficiencies, technology sharing, 
     and overall potential benefits of such activities.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (2) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) An assessment of the potential benefits of 
     collaboration among the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force on 
     strategic programs (including, but not limited to, program 
     management for programs to develop and modernize strategic 
     weapon systems), including potential costs and benefits for 
     research and development and production, and potential 
     benefits for the defense industrial base that supports 
     strategic forces.
       (B) An assessment of any risks associated with 
     collaboration described in subparagraph (A), including 
     resource availability, cyber security, and impact on the 
     schedule for current strategic systems modernization 
     programs, and a description of actions to be taken by the 
     Department to mitigate such risks.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2067. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Blunt, 
Mr. Begich, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Johanns, Mr. 
Menendez, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Boozman, Ms. Heitkamp, and Mr. Chambliss) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. TIERED PREFERENCE ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERS OF 
                   RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Military Reserve Jobs Act of 2013''.
       (b) Preference Eligibility for Members of Reserve 
     Components of the Armed Forces.--Section 2108 of title 5, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3)--
       (A) in subparagraph (G)(iii), by striking ``and'' at the 
     end;
       (B) in subparagraph (H), by adding ``and'' at the end; and
       (C) by inserting after subparagraph (H) the following:
       ``(I) a qualified reservist;'';
       (2) in paragraph (4)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'' at the end and 
     inserting ``or''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) the individual is a retiree described in paragraph 
     (7)(B);'';
       (3) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(6) `entry level and skill training' has the meaning 
     given that term in section 3301(2) of title 38;
       ``(7) `qualified reservist' means--
       ``(A) an individual who is a member of a reserve component 
     of the Armed Forces--
       ``(i) who has--

       ``(I) successfully completed officer candidate training or 
     entry level and skill training; and
       ``(II) incurred, or is performing, an initial period of 
     obligated service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces 
     of not less than 6 consecutive years; or

       ``(ii) who--

       ``(I) has completed at least 10 years of service in a 
     reserve component of the Armed Forces; and
       ``(II) in each year of service in a reserve component of 
     the Armed Forces, was credited with at least 50 points under 
     section 12732 of title 10; and

       ``(B) an individual who is--
       ``(i) retired from service in a reserve component of the 
     Armed Forces; and
       ``(ii) eligible for, but has not yet commenced receipt of, 
     retired pay for non-regular service under chapter 1223 of 
     title 10; and
       ``(8) `reserve component of the Armed Forces' means a 
     reserve component specified in section 101(27) of title 
     38.''.
       (c) Tiered Hiring Preference for Members of Reserve 
     Components of the Armed Forces.--Section 3309 of title 5, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end; and
       (2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(2) a preference eligible under subparagraph (A) or (B) 
     of section 2108(3), or described in section 2108(7)(B)--5 
     points;
       ``(3) a preference eligible described in section 
     2108(7)(A)(ii)--4 points; and
       ``(4) a preference eligible described in section 
     2108(7)(A)(i)--3 points.''.
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  SA 2068. Mr. PORTMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 415, strike lines 15 and 16 and insert following:
     United States Government;
       (5) addresses issues relating to the ability of the United 
     States to support non-proliferation goals through domestic, 
     nuclear fuel cycle capabilities using technology of United 
     States origin; and
       (6) mobilizes and leverages additional resources
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2069. Mr. PORTMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1107 and insert the following:

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     SEC. 1107. DEFENSE SCIENCE INITIATIVE FOR PERSONNEL.

       (a) Statement of Policy.--It is the policy of the United 
     States to assure the scientific and technological preeminence 
     of its defense laboratories, which are essential to the 
     national security, by requiring the Department of Defense to 
     provide to its science and technology laboratories--
       (1) the personnel and support services needed to carry out 
     their mission; and
       (2) decentralized management authority.
       (b) Establishment of Initiative.--There is hereby 
     established within the Department of Defense an initiative to 
     be known as the Defense Science Initiative for Personnel (in 
     this section referred to as the ``Initiative''). The 
     Initiative shall provide authorities for the Department for 
     the employment and management of personnel of Department of 
     Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories.
       (c) Laboratories Covered by Initiative.--The laboratories 
     covered by the Initiative--
       (1) shall be those designated as Science and Technology 
     Reinvention Laboratories (in this section referred to as 
     ``STRLs'') by the Secretary or by paragraph (2); and
       (2) shall include the laboratories enumerated in section 
     1105 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2010 (10 U.S.C. 2358 note), which laboratories are 
     hereby designated as STRLs.
       (d) Science and Engineering Degreed and Technical Positions 
     at STRLs.--
       (1) In general.--The director of any STRL may appoint 
     qualified candidates, without regard to subchapter I of 
     chapter 33 of title 5, United States Code (other than 
     sections 3303 and 3328 of such title), directly to 
     scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, or medical 
     positions within such STRL, on either a temporary, term, or 
     permanent basis.
       (2) Qualified candidates defined.--Notwithstanding any 
     provision of chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code, in 
     this subsection, the term ``qualified candidate'' means an 
     individual who is--
       (A) a candidate who has earned a bachelor's degree;
       (B) a student enrolled in a program of undergraduate or 
     graduate instruction leading to a bachelor's or master's 
     degree in a scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, 
     or medical course of study at an institution of higher 
     education (as that term is defined in section 101 of the 
     Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001)); or
       (C) a veteran or disabled veteran, as defined in paragraph 
     (1) or (2) of section 2108 of title 5, United States Code, 
     respectively, who served as a technician in the Armed Forces 
     in a scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, or 
     medical occupational specialty.
       (3) Limitation.--The authority in paragraph (2)(A) may not, 
     in any calendar year and with respect to any STRL, be 
     exercised with respect to a number of candidates hired into 
     permanent, term, and temporary positions greater than the 
     number equal to 5 percent of the scientific, technical, 
     engineering, mathematical, and medical positions within such 
     STRL that are filled as of the close of the fiscal year 
     before the start of such calendar year.
       (4) Rule of construction.--Any exercise of authority under 
     paragraph (1) shall be considered to satisfy section 
     2301(b)(1) of title 5, United States Code.
       (e) Exclusions From Personnel Limitations.--The director of 
     any STRL shall manage the workforce strength, structure, 
     composition, and compensation of such STRL--
       (1) without regard to any limitation on appointments or 
     funding with respect to such STRL, subject to paragraph (2); 
     and
       (2) in a manner consistent with the budget available with 
     respect to such STRL.
       (f) Senior Executive Service Rotation Authority.--The 
     Secretary of Defense shall, exercising the authority granted 
     to the Secretary by section 3131 of title 5, United States 
     Code, delegate decision making authority under section 
     3131(5) of such title to the director of each STRL described 
     in subsection (c)(2) to determine the duration of assignment 
     of senior executives assigned to such laboratory, consistent 
     with carrying out the mission of such laboratory.
       (g) Senior Scientific Technical Managers.--
       (1) Establishment.--There is hereby established in each 
     STRL a category of senior professional scientific positions, 
     the incumbents of which shall be designated as ``senior 
     scientific technical managers'' and which shall, 
     notwithstanding section 5108 of title 5, United States Code, 
     be positions classified above GS-15 of the General Schedule. 
     The primary functions of such positions shall be--
       (A) to engage in research and development in the physical, 
     biological, medical, or engineering sciences, or another 
     field closely related to the mission of such STRL; and
       (B) to carry out technical supervisory or program 
     management responsibilities.
       (2) Appointments.--The positions described in paragraph (1) 
     may be filled, and shall be managed, by the director of the 
     STRL involved, under criteria established pursuant to section 
     342(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 108 Stat. 2721), relating to 
     personnel demonstration projects at laboratories of the 
     Department of Defense, except that the director of the 
     laboratory involved shall determine the number of such 
     positions at such laboratory, not to exceed 3 percent of the 
     number of scientists and engineers employed at such 
     laboratory at the end of the fiscal year prior to the 
     calendar year in which any appointments subject to that 
     numerical limitation are made.
       (h) Selection and Compensation of Specially-qualified 
     Scientific and Professional Personnel.--Section 3104 of title 
     5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new subsection:
       ``(d) In addition to the number of positions authorized by 
     subsection (a), the director of each Science and Technology 
     Reinvention Laboratory described in section 1107(c)(2) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 may 
     establish, without regard to the second sentence of 
     subsection (a), such number of specially-qualified scientific 
     and professional (ST) positions as may be necessary to carry 
     out the research and development functions of the laboratory 
     and which require the services of specially-qualified 
     personnel. The selection process governing appointments made 
     under this subsection shall be determined by the director of 
     the laboratory involved, and the rate of basic pay for the 
     employee holding any such position shall be set by the 
     laboratory director at a rate not to exceed the rate for 
     level II of the Executive Schedule.''.
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  SA 2070. Mr. PORTMAN (for himself and Mr. Brown) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 585. AUTHORITY FOR AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
                   CROSS TO SPECIALIST FOUR ROBERT L. TOWLES FOR 
                   ACTS OF VALOR DURING THE VIETNAM WAR.

       (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
     limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United 
     States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the 
     awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed 
     Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished 
     Service Cross under section 3742 of that title to Robert L. 
     Towles for the acts of valor referred to in subsection (b).
       (b) Action Described.--The acts of valor referred to in 
     subsection (a) are the actions of Specialist Four Robert L. 
     Towles, on November 17, 1965, as a member of the United 
     States Army serving in the grade of Specialist Four during 
     the Vietnam War while serving in Company D, 2d Battalion, 7th 
     Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, for which he was originally 
     awarded the Bronze Star with ``V'' Device.
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  SA 2071. Mr. PORTMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title II, add the following:

     SEC. 237. DEADLINE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR 
                   DEPLOYMENT OF A HOMELAND DEFENSE MISSILE 
                   DEFENSE INTERCEPTOR SITE.

       Section 227(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 126 Stat. 1679) is 
     amended by striking ``shall--'' and inserting ``shall, by not 
     later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014--''
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  SA 2072. Mr. PORTMAN (for himself and Ms. Hirono) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 722. REPORT ON USE OF TELEHEALTH FOR TREATMENT OF POST-
                   TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, TRAUMATIC BRAIN 
                   INJURIES, AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
     on the use of telehealth to improve the diagnosis and 
     treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic 
     Brain Injuries (TBI), and mental health conditions.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     address the following:
       (1) The current status of telehealth initiatives within the 
     Defense Department to diagnose and treat Post-Traumatic 
     Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and mental health 
     conditions.

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       (2) Plans for integrating telehealth into the military 
     health care system, including in health care delivery, 
     records management, medical education, public health, private 
     sector partnerships, and research and development.
       (3) The status of the integration of telehealth initiatives 
     of the Department with the telehealth initiatives of the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs.
       (4) A description and assessment of challenges to the use 
     of telehealth as a means of in-home treatment, outreach in 
     rural areas, and in settings which provide group treatment or 
     therapy in connection with treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress 
     Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and mental health 
     conditions, and a description and assessment of efforts to 
     address such challenges.
       (5) A description of privacy issues related to use of 
     telehealth for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress 
     Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and mental health 
     conditions, and recommendations for mechanisms to remedy any 
     privacy concerns in connection with use of telehealth for 
     such treatment.
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  SA 2073. Mr. PORTMAN (for himself and Mr. Tester) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 931 and insert the following:

     SEC. 931. PERSONNEL SECURITY.

       (a) Comparative Analysis.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall, 
     acting through the Director of Cost Assessment and Program 
     Evaluation and in coordination with the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget and the Director of the 
     Office of Personnel Management, submit to Congress a report 
     setting forth a comprehensive analysis comparing the cost, 
     schedule, and performance of personnel security clearance 
     investigations and reinvestigations for employees and 
     contractor personnel of the Department of Defense that are 
     conducted by the Office of Personnel Management with the 
     cost, schedule, and performance of personnel security 
     clearance investigations and reinvestigations for such 
     personnel that are conducted by the components of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (2) Elements of analysis.--The analysis under paragraph (1) 
     shall do the following:
       (A) Determine, for each of the Office of Personnel 
     Management and the components of the Department that conduct 
     personnel security investigations, the cost, schedule, and 
     performance associated with personnel security investigations 
     and reinvestigations of each type and level of clearance, and 
     identify the elements that contribute to such cost, schedule, 
     and performance.
       (B) Identify mechanisms for permanently improving the 
     transparency of the cost structure of personnel security 
     investigations and reinvestigations.
       (b) Personnel Security for Department of Defense Employees 
     and Contractors.--
       (1) In general.--If the Secretary of Defense determines 
     that the current approach for obtaining personnel security 
     investigations and reinvestigations for employees and 
     contractor personnel of the Department of Defense is not the 
     most advantageous approach for the Department, the Secretary 
     shall develop a plan, by not later than October 1, 2014, for 
     the transition of personnel security investigations and 
     reinvestigations to the approach preferred by the Secretary.
       (2) Considerations.--In selecting the most advantageous 
     approach preferred for the Department under paragraph (1), 
     the Secretary shall consider whether cost, schedule, and 
     performance could be improved through increased reliance on 
     private-sector entities to conduct, or provide supporting 
     information for, personnel security investigations and 
     reinvestigations for employees and contractor personnel of 
     the Department.
       (c) Strategy for Continuous Modernization of Personnel 
     Security.--
       (1) Strategy required.--The Secretary of Defense, the 
     Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the Office 
     of Management and Budget, and the Director of the Office of 
     Personnel Management shall jointly develop and implement a 
     strategy to continuously modernize all aspects of personnel 
     security for the Department of Defense with the objectives of 
     lowering costs, increasing efficiencies, enabling and 
     encouraging reciprocity, and improving security.
       (2) Metrics.--
       (A) Metrics required.--In developing the strategy required 
     by paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Directors shall 
     jointly establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of the 
     strategy in meeting the objectives specified in that 
     paragraph.
       (B) Report.--At the same time the budget of the President 
     for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2018 is submitted to 
     Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States 
     Code, the Secretary and the Directors shall jointly submit to 
     the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the 
     metrics established under paragraph (1), including an 
     assessment using the metrics of the effectiveness of the 
     strategy in meeting the objectives specified in paragraph 
     (1).
       (3) Elements.--In developing the strategy required by 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Directors shall 
     consider, and may adopt, mechanisms for the following:
       (A) Elimination of manual or inefficient processes in 
     investigations and reinvestigations for personnel security, 
     wherever practicable, and automating and integrating the 
     elements of the investigation process, including in the 
     following:
       (i) The clearance application process.
       (ii) Case management.
       (iii) Adjudication management.
       (iv) Investigation methods for the collection, analysis, 
     storage, retrieval, and transfer of data and records.
       (v) Records management for access and eligibility 
     determinations.
       (B) Elimination or reduction, where possible, of the use of 
     databases and information sources that cannot be accessed and 
     processed automatically electronically, or modification of 
     such databases and information sources, if appropriate and 
     cost-effective, to enable electronic access and processing 
     within and between agencies.
       (C) Access and analysis of government, publically 
     available, and commercial data sources, including social 
     media, that provide independent information pertinent to 
     adjudication guidelines to improve quality and timeliness, 
     and reduce costs, of investigations and reinvestigations.
       (D) Use of government-developed and commercial technology 
     for continuous monitoring and evaluation of government and 
     commercial data sources that can identify and flag 
     information pertinent to adjudication guidelines and 
     eligibility determinations.
       (E) Standardization of forms used for routine reporting 
     required of cleared personnel (such as travel, foreign 
     contacts, and financial disclosures) and use of continuous 
     monitoring technology to access databases containing such 
     reportable information to independently obtain and analyze 
     reportable data and events.
       (F) Establishment of an authoritative central repository of 
     personnel security information that is accessible 
     electronically at multiple levels of classification and 
     eliminates technical barriers to rapid access to information 
     necessary for eligibility determinations and reciprocal 
     recognition thereof.
       (G) Elimination or reduction of the scope of, or alteration 
     of the schedule for, periodic reinvestigations of cleared 
     personnel, when such action is appropriate in light of the 
     information provided by continuous monitoring or evaluation 
     technology.
       (H) Electronic integration of personnel security processes 
     and information systems with insider threat detection and 
     monitoring systems, and pertinent law enforcement, 
     counterintelligence and intelligence information, for threat 
     detection and correlation.
       (I) Determination of the net value of implementing phased 
     investigative approaches designed to reach an adjudicative 
     decision sooner than is currently achievable by truncating 
     investigations based on thresholds where no derogatory 
     information or clearly unacceptably derogatory information is 
     obtained through initial background checks.
       (d) Reciprocity of Clearances.--The Secretary of Defense 
     and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly 
     ensure that the transition of personnel security clearances 
     between and among Department of Defense components, 
     Department contractors, and Department contracts proceeds as 
     rapidly and inexpensively as possible, including through the 
     following:
       (1) By providing for reciprocity of personnel security 
     clearances among positions requiring personnel holding 
     secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information 
     clearances (the latter with a counterintelligence polygraph 
     examination), to the maximum extent feasible consistent with 
     national security requirements.
       (2) By permitting personnel, when feasible and consistent 
     with national security requirements, to begin work in 
     positions requiring additional security requirements, such as 
     a full-scope polygraph examination, pending satisfaction of 
     such additional requirements.
       (e) Benchmarks.--For purposes of carrying out the 
     requirements of this section, the Secretary of Defense and 
     the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly 
     determine, by not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the following:
       (1) The current level of mobility and personnel security 
     clearance reciprocity of cleared personnel as personnel make 
     a transition between Department of Defense components, 
     between Department contracts, and between government and the 
     private sector.
       (2) The costs due to lost productivity in inefficiencies in 
     such transitions arising from personnel security clearance 
     matters.
       (f) Comptroller General Review.--
       (1) Review required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall carry out a review of the personnel 
     security process.
       (2) Objective of review.--The objective of the review 
     required by paragraph (1) shall be to identify the following:
       (A) Differences between the metrics used by the Department 
     of Defense, the Suitability and Security Clearance 
     Performance and Accountability Council, and the Office of

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     Personnel Management in granting reciprocity for security 
     clearances, and the manner in which such differences can be 
     harmonized.
       (B) The extent to which existing Federal Investigative 
     Standards are relevant, complete, and sufficient for guiding 
     agencies and individual investigators as they conduct their 
     security clearance background investigations.
       (C) The processes agencies have implemented to ensure 
     quality in the security clearance background investigation 
     process.
       (D) The extent to which agencies have developed and 
     implemented outcome-focused performance measures to track the 
     quality of security clearance investigations and any insights 
     from these measures.
       (E) The processes agencies have implemented for resolving 
     incomplete or subpar investigations, and the actions taken 
     against government employees and contractor personnel who 
     have demonstrated a consistent failure to abide by quality 
     assurance measures.
       (3) Report.--Not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit 
     to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the 
     results of the review required by paragraph (1).
       (g) Task Force on Records Access for Security Clearance 
     Background Investigations.--
       (1) Establishment.--The Suitability and Security Clearance 
     Performance Accountability Council, as established by 
     Executive Order No. 13467, shall convene a task force to 
     examine the different policies and procedures that determine 
     the level of access to public records provided by State and 
     local authorities in response to investigative requests by 
     Federal Government employees or contracted employees carrying 
     out background investigations to determine an individual's 
     suitability for access to classified information or secure 
     government facilities.
       (2) Membership.--The members of the task force shall 
     include, but need not be limited to, the following:
       (A) The Chair of the Suitability and Security Clearance 
     Performance and Accountability Council, who shall serve as 
     chair of the task force.
       (B) Representative from the Office of Personnel Management.
       (C) Representative from the Office of the Director of 
     National Intelligence.
       (D) Representative from the Department of Defense 
     responsible for administering security clearance background 
     investigations.
       (E) Representatives from Federal law enforcement agencies 
     within the Department of Justice and the Department of 
     Homeland Security involved in security clearance background 
     investigations.
       (F) Representatives from State and local law enforcement 
     agencies, including--
       (i) agencies in rural areas that have limited resources and 
     less than 500 officers; and
       (ii) agencies that have more than 1,000 officers and 
     significant technological resources.
       (G) Representative from Federal, State, and local law 
     enforcement associations involved with security clearance 
     background administrative actions and appeals.
       (H) Representatives from Federal, State, and local judicial 
     systems involved in the sharing of records to support 
     security clearance background investigations.
       (3) Initial meeting.--The task force shall convene its 
     initial meeting not later than 45 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (4) Duties.--The task force shall do the following:
       (A) Analyze the degree to which State and local authorities 
     comply with investigative requests made by Federal Government 
     employees or contractor employees carrying out background 
     investigations to determine an individual's suitability for 
     access to classified information or secure government 
     facilities, including the degree to which investigative 
     requests are required but never formally requested.
       (B) Analyze limitations on the access to public records 
     provided by State and local authorities in response to 
     investigative requests by Federal Government employees and 
     contractor employees described in subparagraph (A), 
     including, but not be limited to, limitations relating to 
     budget and staffing constraints on State and local 
     authorities, any procedural and legal obstacles impairing 
     Federal access to State and local law enforcement records, or 
     inadequate investigative procedural standards for background 
     investigators.
       (C) Provide recommendations for improving the degree of 
     cooperation and records-sharing between State and local 
     authorities and Federal Government employees and contractor 
     employees described in subparagraph (A).
       (5) Report.--Not later than 120 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the task force shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth a 
     detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the 
     task force pursuant to this subsection, together with the 
     recommendations of the task force for such legislative or 
     administrative action as the task force considers 
     appropriate.
       (h) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of 
     the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
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  SA 2074. Mr. SHELBY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1025. GENERAL COASTWISE WAIVER.

       (a) General Coastwise Waiver.--A vessel owned and operated 
     by a contractor or subcontractor providing supplies or 
     services under a shipbuilding or ship repair contract entered 
     into with the Department of Navy is authorized to transport 
     merchandise between points in the United States for purposes 
     of performing that shipbuilding or ship repair contract.
       (b) Requirement to Issue.--Notwithstanding chapters 121 and 
     551 of title 46, United States Code, the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall issue 
     a certificate of documentation with a coastwise endorsement 
     to any vessel which will be engaged in the performance of a 
     shipbuilding or ship repair contract entered into with the 
     Department of Navy.
       (c) Limitation on Operation.--Coastwise trade authorized 
     under subsections (a) and (b) shall be limited to the 
     performance of shipbuilding or ship repair contracts entered 
     into with the Department of Navy.
       (d) Termination of Endorsement.--A coastwise endorsement 
     issued under subsection (b) for a vessel shall expire on the 
     date of the sale of the vessel.

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