Amendment Text: S.Amdt.2279 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2268. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. PROHIBITION.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal 
     funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation 
     of America, or to any of its affiliates.
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  SA 2269. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL FUNDING OF CERTAIN ENTITIES.

       Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal 
     funds shall be made available to any entity that--
       (1) is the target of an investigation by an agency of the 
     Federal government; and
       (2) performs, or provides any funds to any other entity 
     that performs, an abortion unless in the reasonable medical 
     judgment of the physician involved, the abortion is necessary 
     to save the life of a pregnant woman whose life is endangered 
     by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, 
     including a life-endangering condition caused by or arising 
     from the pregnancy itself, but not including psychological or 
     emotional conditions.
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  SA 2270. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of division F, add the following:

                   TITLE LXII--ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

     SEC. 62001. REPEAL OF DUPLICATIVE INSPECTION AND GRADING 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.--Effective 
     June 18, 2008, section 11016 of the Food, Conservation, and 
     Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246; 122 Stat. 2130) is 
     repealed.
       (b) Agricultural Act of 2014.--Effective February 7, 2014, 
     section 12106 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 
     113-79; 128 Stat. 981) is repealed.
       (c) Application.--The Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 
     U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 
     1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.) shall be applied and 
     administered as if the provisions of law repealed by this 
     section had not been enacted.
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  SA 2271. Mr. MORAN (for himself, Mr. Donnelly, and Mr. Blunt) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with 
health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being 
taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which 
the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. BUS AND BUS FACILITIES STATE OF GOOD REPAIR 
                   DISCRETIONARY GRANTS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 53 of title 49, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 5341. Bus and bus facilities state of good repair 
       discretionary grants

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `State' means a State of the United States; 
     and
       ``(2) the term `territory' means the District of Columbia, 
     Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American 
     Samoa, and the United States Virgin Islands.
       ``(b) General Authority.--The Secretary shall make grants 
     under this section to assist eligible recipients described in 
     subsection (e)(1) in financing capital projects to maintain 
     bus and bus facilities systems in a state of good repair, 
     including projects--
       ``(1) to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and 
     related equipment; and
       ``(2) to construct bus-related facilities.
       ``(c) Grant Criteria.--In making grants under this section, 
     the Secretary--
       ``(1) with respect to a bus and bus facilities system, 
     shall consider--
       ``(A) project readiness;
       ``(B) the level of commitment of non-Federal funds and the 
     availability of a local financial commitment that exceeds the 
     required non-Federal share of the cost of the project; and
       ``(C) project justification;
       ``(2) with respect to the replacement, rehabilitation, and 
     purchase of buses and related equipment, and the construction 
     of bus-related facilities, shall consider--
       ``(A) condition;
       ``(B) the need to comply with any applicable legal 
     requirements relating to reinvestment; and

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       ``(C) the status of components; and
       ``(3) in considering the factors under paragraphs (1) and 
     (2), shall give priority consideration to vehicle age and 
     mileage.
       ``(d) Grant Requirements.--The requirements of section 5307 
     apply to recipients of grants made under this section.
       ``(e) Eligible Recipients and Subrecipients.--
       ``(1) Recipients.--Eligible recipients under this section 
     are designated recipients that operate bus service or that 
     allocate funding to bus operators.
       ``(2) Subrecipients.--A designated recipient that receives 
     a grant under this section may allocate amounts of the grant 
     to subrecipients that are public agencies or private 
     nonprofit organizations engaged in public transportation.
       ``(f) Government's Share of Costs.--
       ``(1) Capital projects.--A grant for a capital project 
     under this section shall be for 80 percent of the net capital 
     costs of the project. A recipient of a grant under this 
     section may provide additional local matching amounts.
       ``(2) Remaining costs.--The remainder of the net project 
     cost shall be provided--
       ``(A) in cash from non-Government sources other than 
     revenues from providing public transportation services;
       ``(B) from revenues derived from the sale of advertising 
     and concessions;
       ``(C) from an undistributed cash surplus, a replacement or 
     depreciation cash fund or reserve, or new capital; or
       ``(D) from amounts received under a service agreement with 
     a State or local social service agency or private social 
     service organization.
       ``(g) Period of Availability to Recipients.--Amounts made 
     available to carry out this section may be obligated by a 
     recipient for 3 fiscal years after the fiscal year in which 
     the amount is appropriated. Not later than 30 days after the 
     end of the 3-year period described in the preceding sentence, 
     any amount that is not obligated on the last day of that 
     period shall be added to the amount that may be appropriated 
     to carry out this section in the next fiscal year.
       ``(h) Funding Limit.--Not more than 4 percent of the 
     amounts made available under section 5338 to carry out this 
     section for a fiscal year shall be made available to a single 
     recipient.
       ``(i) Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants.--
       ``(1) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this section shall 
     be construed to prohibit a recipient from receiving a grant 
     under section 5339 and a grant under this section.
       ``(2) Funding for formula grants.--Of the amounts made 
     available under section 5338 to carry out this section for a 
     fiscal year, $62,500,000 shall be available for the bus and 
     bus facilities program under section 5339, of which 
     $1,250,000 shall be apportioned to each State.''.
       (b) Funding.--Section 5338 of title 49, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (j) and (k) as subsections 
     (k) and (l), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (i) the following:
       ``(j) Bus and Bus Facilities State of Good Repair 
     Discretionary Grants.--There are authorized to be 
     appropriated out of the Mass Transit Account of the Highway 
     Trust Fund to carry out section 5341--
       ``(1) $492,000,000 for fiscal year 2016;
       ``(2) $687,000,000 for fiscal year 2017;
       ``(3) $777,000,000 for fiscal year 2018;
       ``(4) $878,000,000 for fiscal year 2019;
       ``(5) $992,000,000 for fiscal year 2020; and
       ``(6) $1,389,000,000 fiscal year 2021.''.
       (c) Initial Grants.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation 
     shall begin making grants under section 5341 of title 49, 
     United States Code, as added by subsection (b).
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:

``5341. Bus and bus facilities state of good repair discretionary 
              grants.''.
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  SA 2272. Mr. TESTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 52203, strike ``$1,000,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$10,000,000,000''.
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  SA 2273. Mrs. FISCHER (for herself and Mr. Blunt) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 22, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health 
coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken 
into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the 
employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 429, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:

     SEC. 32009. INTERIM HIRING STANDARD.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Entity.--The term ``entity'' means a person acting as--
       (A) a shipper or a consignee;
       (B) a broker, a freight forwarder, or a household goods 
     freight forwarder (as such terms are defined in section 13102 
     of title 49, United States Code);
       (C) a non-vessel-operating common carrier, an ocean freight 
     forwarder, or an ocean transportation intermediary (as such 
     terms are defined in section 40102 of title 46, United States 
     Code);
       (D) an indirect air carrier authorized to operate under a 
     Standard Security Program approved by the Transportation 
     Security Administration;
       (E) a customs broker licensed in accordance with section 
     111.2 of title 19, Code of Federal Regulations;
       (F) an interchange motor carrier subject to paragraphs 
     (1)(B) and (2) of section 13902(i); or
       (G) a warehouse (as defined in Article 7-102(13) of the 
     Uniform Commercial Code).
       (2) Motor carrier.--The term ``motor carrier'' means a 
     motor carrier or a household goods motor carrier (as such 
     terms are defined in section 13102 of title 49, United States 
     Code) that is subject to Federal motor carrier financial 
     responsibility and safety regulations.
       (3) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the 50 States, 
     a political subdivision of any such State, any intrastate 
     agency, any other political agency of 2 or more States, the 
     District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the 
     Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
     Guam, and the Virgin Islands.
       (b) National Hiring Standards for Motor Carriers.--
       (1) National standard.--Before tendering a shipment, but 
     not more than 35 days before the pickup of a shipment by the 
     hired motor carrier, an entity shall verify that the motor 
     carrier, at the time of such verification--
       (A) is registered with and authorized by the Federal Motor 
     Carrier Safety Administration to operate as a motor carrier 
     or household goods motor carrier, if applicable;
       (B) has the minimum insurance coverage required by Federal 
     law; and
       (C)(i) before the safety fitness determination regulations 
     are issued, does not have an unsatisfactory safety fitness 
     determination issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
     Administration in force at the time of such verification; or
       (ii) beginning on the date that safety fitness 
     determination regulations are implemented, does not have a 
     safety fitness rating issued by the Federal Motor Carrier 
     Safety Administration under such regulations that is the 
     equivalent of the unsatisfactory fitness rating referred to 
     in clause (i).
       (2) Interim use of data.--
       (A) In general.--Only evidence of an entity's compliance 
     with paragraph (1) may be admitted as evidence or otherwise 
     used in a civil action for damages resulting from a claim of 
     negligent selection or retention of such motor carrier 
     against the entity.
       (B) Excluded evidence.--All other motor carrier data 
     created or maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
     Administration, including safety measurement system data or 
     analysis of such data, may not be admitted into evidence in a 
     case or proceeding in which it is asserted or alleged that an 
     entity's selection or retention of a motor carrier was 
     negligent.
       (C) Cessation of effectiveness.--Subparagraphs (A) and (B) 
     cease to be effective on the date of completion of the 
     certification under section 32003.
       (c) Applicability.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, this section shall not apply to any motor carrier 
     transportation contract entered into before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
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  SA 2274. Mr. BLUNT (for himself and Mr. Casey) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage 
under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into 
account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer 
mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 43, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Set-aside for certain off-nhs bridges.--Each State 
     shall obligate an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of 
     the amount set aside under subparagraph (A) for off-NHS 
     bridges located on public roads that are not Federal-aid 
     highways.''; and
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  SA 2275. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which

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was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

                   TITLE _--INVEST IN TRANSPORTATION

     SEC. __101. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Invest In Transportation 
     Act''.

     SEC. __102. INCENTIVES TO REINVEST FOREIGN EARNINGS IN UNITED 
                   STATES.

       (a) Applicability of Temporary Dividends Received 
     Deduction.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (f) of section 965 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:
       ``(f) Election.--
       ``(1) In general.--The taxpayer may elect to apply this 
     section to the 5-taxable-year period beginning with--
       ``(A) the taxpayer's last taxable year which begins before 
     the date of the enactment of the Invest In Transportation 
     Act, or
       ``(B) the taxpayer's first taxable year which begins during 
     the 1-year period beginning on such date of enactment.
       ``(2) Time for making election.--Any election made under 
     this section shall be made on or before the due date 
     (including extensions) for filing the return of tax for the 
     first taxable year in the 5-taxable-year period described in 
     paragraph (1).
       ``(3) Declaration of amount repatriated.--An election under 
     this section shall designate a limitation of the aggregate 
     amount of dividends to be taken into account under subsection 
     (a) during the 5-taxable-year period.''.
       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Determinations relating to base period for determining 
     extraordinary dividends.--Section 965 of such Code is amended 
     by striking ``June 30, 2003'' each place it appears in 
     subsections (b)(2) and (c)(2) and inserting ``December 31, 
     2014''.
       (B) Determinations relating to related party 
     indebtedness.--Section 965(b)(3)(B) of such Code is amended 
     by striking ``October 3, 2004'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2014''.
       (b) Deduction Equivalent to 6.5-Percent Rate of Tax.--
     Paragraph (1) of section 965(a) of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 is amended by striking ``85 percent'' and inserting 
     ``81.4 percent''.
       (c) Limitations.--
       (1) In general.--
       (A) In general.--Paragraph (1) of section 965(b) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:
       ``(1) In general.--The amount of dividends taken into 
     account under subsection (a) shall not exceed the United 
     States shareholder's pro rata share of the accumulated 
     earnings and profits described in section 959(c)(3) as of the 
     end of the last taxable year ending on or before December 31, 
     2014, for all controlled foreign corporations of the United 
     States shareholder.''.
       (B) Conforming amendments.--
       (i) Subsection (c) of section 965 of such Code is amended 
     by striking paragraph (1).
       (ii) Paragraph (5) of section 965(c) of such Code is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(5) Controlled groups.--All United States shareholders 
     which are members of an affiliated group filing a 
     consolidated return under section 1501 shall be treated as 
     one United States shareholder.''.
       (2) Additional limitation.--Subsection (b) of section 965 
     of such Code is amended by redesignating paragraph (4) as 
     paragraph (5) and by inserting after paragraph (3) the 
     following new paragraph:
       ``(4) Additional limitation.--
       ``(A) In general.--The amount of dividends taken into 
     account under subsection (a) for each taxable year during the 
     5-taxable-year period described in subsection (f)(1) shall 
     not exceed the amount designated in the election under 
     subsection (f)(3) reduced by the sum of--
       ``(i) the aggregate amount of dividends taken into account 
     under subsection (a) in prior taxable years in such 5-
     taxable-year period, and
       ``(ii) the sum of the dividend shortfalls for each such 
     prior taxable year.
       ``(B) Dividend shortfall.--For purposes of subparagraph 
     (A), the dividend shortfall for any taxable year is an amount 
     equal to the excess (if any) of--
       ``(i) 20 percent of the amount designated under subsection 
     (f)(3), over
       ``(ii) the amount of dividends taken into account under 
     subsection (a) for such taxable year.''.
       (d) Dividend Reinvestment Plan Requirements.--Paragraph (5) 
     of section 965(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as 
     redesignated by subsection (c), is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(5) Requirement to invest in united states.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to any 
     dividends received by a United States shareholder unless the 
     amount of the dividends is invested in the United States 
     pursuant to a domestic reinvestment plan which--
       ``(i) is approved by the taxpayer's president, chief 
     executive officer, or comparable official before the payment 
     of such dividend and subsequently approved by the taxpayer's 
     board of directors, management committee, executive 
     committee, or similar body,
       ``(ii) provides that not less than 25 percent of such 
     dividends will be used--

       ``(I) to increase workforce, to raise wages and benefits, 
     or to increase pension contributions,
       ``(II) to provide for energy efficiency improvements either 
     through investment in new property or the retrofitting of 
     existing property,
       ``(III) to provide for environmental improvements, such as 
     carbon offsets, water efficiency, or environmental 
     remediation,
       ``(IV) to invest in public-private partnerships and the 
     improvement of public infrastructure,
       ``(V) to make capital improvements,
       ``(VI) for the acquisition of other businesses, or
       ``(VII) for research and development, and

       ``(iii) provides that none of such dividends will be used 
     during the period covered by the domestic reinvestment plan 
     to compensate any employee who is the chief executive officer 
     (or is an individual acting in such a capacity), or who is 
     among the 4 highest compensated employees, in excess of the 
     level of compensation paid to individuals in such capacity 
     during the taxable year immediately preceding the taxable 
     year to which an election under this section applies.

     For purposes of clause (iii), compensation shall be 
     determined under rules similar to the rules for reporting 
     executive officer compensation to shareholders under the 
     Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
       ``(B) Use of certain funds.--
       ``(i) In general.--Except as provided in clause (ii), 
     dividends shall be treated as meeting the requirements of 
     subclauses (I), (V), and (VII) of subparagraph (A)(ii) only 
     if such amounts supplement but do not supplant otherwise 
     planned funding for such purposes. Such planned funding shall 
     be certified by the individual and entity approving the 
     domestic reinvestment plan.
       ``(ii) Exception.--Clause (i) shall not apply if the 
     aggregate funding for the purposes described in subclauses 
     (I), (V), and (VII) of subparagraph (A)(ii) for the 5-
     taxable-year period described in subsection (f)(1) exceeds 
     125 percent of the amount spent for such purposes during the 
     5-year period ending with the last day of the most recent 
     taxable year ending before January 1, 2015. Rules similar to 
     the rules of subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subsection (c)(2) 
     shall apply for purposes of determining the 5-year period 
     under the preceding sentence.
       ``(C) Compliance.--Under regulations established by the 
     Secretary, any taxpayer making an election under this section 
     shall submit to the Secretary--
       ``(i) the domestic reinvestment plan required under this 
     paragraph, and
       ``(ii) annually thereafter, such information as required by 
     the Secretary for purposes of determining such taxpayer's 
     compliance with the plan, including contemporaneous 
     documentation of compliance and retention requirements for a 
     period of time as determined by the Secretary as 
     appropriate.''.
       (e) Special Rules for Inverted Corporations.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (b) of section 965 is amended 
     by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(6) Denial of deduction for certain companies.--No 
     deduction shall be allowed under subsection (a) with respect 
     to any expatriated entity (as defined in section 
     7874(a)(2)).''.
       (2) Recapture.--Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
     1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(g) Recapture.--
       ``(1) In general.--In the case of a taxpayer who makes an 
     election under subsection (f) and who is an expatriated 
     entity--
       ``(A) the tax imposed by this chapter shall be increased 
     for the first taxable year in which such taxpayer becomes an 
     expatriated entity by an amount equal to 20 percent of the 
     amount designated under subsection (f)(3), and
       ``(B) no credits shall be allowed against the increase in 
     tax under subparagraph (A).
       ``(2) Expatriated entity.--For purposes of this subsection, 
     the term `expatriated entity' has the same meaning given such 
     term under section 7874(a)(2), except that--
       ``(A) `during the 10-year period beginning with the first 
     taxable year after 2013 to which section 965 applies' shall 
     be substituted for `after March 4, 2003' in subparagraph 
     (B)(i), and
       ``(B) `the first taxable year after 2013 to which section 
     965 applies' shall be substituted for `March 4, 2003' in the 
     matter following subparagraph (B)(iii).''.
       (f) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to taxable years ending after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. __103. TRANSFERS TO HIGHWAY TRUST FUND.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (f) of section 9503 of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended by this Act is 
     amended by redesignating paragraph (8) as paragraph (9) and 
     by inserting after paragraph (7) the following new paragraph:
       ``(8) Transfer of revenues from repatriation holiday.--
       ``(A) Initial transfer.--
       ``(i) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary shall estimate 
     the amount of revenues to be received in the Treasury after 
     the date of the enactment of this paragraph and before 
     October 1, 2019, from income taxes imposed on dividends which 
     are taken into account under section 965.
       ``(ii) Transfer.--Out of money in the Treasury not 
     otherwise appropriated, there is hereby appropriated--

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       ``(I) to the Highway Account (as defined in subsection 
     (e)(5)(B)) in the Highway Trust Fund an amount equal to 80 
     percent of the amount estimated under subparagraph (A), and
       ``(II) to the Mass Transit Account in the Highway Trust 
     Fund an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount so 
     estimated.

       ``(B) Additional transfer.--
       ``(i) In general.--Not later than October 1, 2023, the 
     Secretary shall determine the amount of revenues received in 
     the Treasury from income taxes imposed on dividends which 
     were taken into account under section 965 during the period 
     described in subparagraph (A)(i).
       ``(ii) Transfer.--If the amount determined under clause (i) 
     exceeds the amount transferred under subparagraph (A)(ii), 
     out of money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
     there is hereby appropriated--

       ``(I) to the Highway Account (as defined in subsection 
     (e)(5)(B)) in the Highway Trust Fund an amount equal to the 
     applicable percentage of such excess, and
       ``(II) to the Mass Transit Account in the Highway Trust 
     Fund an amount equal to 20 percent of so much of such excess 
     as does not exceed the applicable amount.

       ``(iii) Applicable percentages.--For purposes of clause 
     (ii), the applicable percentage is--

       ``(I) 80 percent with respect to so much of excess under 
     subparagraph (B)(ii) as does not exceed the applicable 
     amount, and
       ``(II) 100 percent with respect the amount of such excess 
     to which subclause (I) does not apply.

       ``(iv) Applicable amount.--For purposes of this 
     subparagraph, the applicable amount is the amount (not less 
     than zero) equal to the excess of--

       ``(I) $62,000,000,000, over
       ``(II) the amount transferred under subparagraph 
     (A)(ii).''.

       (b) Return of Excess Transfers.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (c) of section 9503 of such 
     Code is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(6) Return of excess transfers.--If the amount of 
     transfers under subparagraph (A)(ii) of subsection (f)(8) 
     exceeds the amount determined under subparagraph (B)(i) of 
     such subsection, the Secretary shall pay to the general fund 
     of the Treasury from the Highway Trust Fund not later than 
     October 1, 2023, an amount equal to such excess.''.
       (2) Portion from mass transit account.--Paragraph (5) of 
     section 9503 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new subparagraph:
       ``(C) Amounts related to certain excess transfers.--20 
     percent of any transfer under paragraph (6) of subsection (c) 
     shall be borne by the Mass Transit Account.''.

     SEC. __104. REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, AND REHABILITATION OF 
                   DEFICIENT BRIDGES.

       (a) Deficient Bridge Amount.--For purposes of this section, 
     the deficient bridge amount is so much of the amount 
     transferred to the Highway Account (as defined in section 
     9503(e)(5)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) in the 
     Highway Trust Fund under section 9503(f)(8)(B) of such Code 
     as exceeds the applicable amount (as defined in section 
     9503(f)(8)(B)(iv) of such Code).
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--
       (1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated out 
     of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit 
     Account) an amount equal to the deficient bridge amount to be 
     used for the repair, replacement, or rehabilitation of 
     deficient bridges eligible for assistance under chapter 1 of 
     title 23, United States Code.
       (2) Calculation of state amounts.--
       (A) State apportionments.--The Secretary of Transportation 
     shall apportion the amount authorized to be appropriated 
     under this subsection among the States in accordance with 
     subparagraph (B).
       (B) State shares.--The amount for each State shall be 
     determined by multiplying the total amount available under 
     this subsection by the share for each State, which shall be 
     equal to the proportion that--
       (i) the amount of apportionments that the State received 
     under title 23, United States Code, for fiscal year 2019; 
     bears to
       (ii) the amount of those apportionments received by all 
     States for that fiscal year.
       (3) Contract authority.--Funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this subsection shall--
       (A) be available for obligation in the same manner as if 
     the funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23, 
     United States Code; and
       (B) remain available until expended and not be 
     transferrable.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2276. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

        TITLE __--CARRYING OF FIREARMS ON MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

     SEC. ___1. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Servicemembers Self-
     Defense Act of 2015''.

     SEC. ___2. FIREARMS PERMITTED ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
                   PROPERTY.

       Section 930(g)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``The term `Federal facility' means'' and 
     inserting the following: ``The term `Federal facility'--
       ``(A) means'';
       (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) with respect to a qualified member of the Armed 
     Forces, as defined in section 926D(a), does not include any 
     land, a building, or any part thereof owned or leased by the 
     Department of Defense.''.

     SEC. ___3. LAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ON MILITARY 
                   INSTALLATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) Modification of General Article.--Section 934 of title 
     10, United States Code (article 134 of the Uniform Code of 
     Military Justice), is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(a) In General.--'' before ``Though not 
     specifically mentioned''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(b) Possession of a Firearm.--The possession of a 
     concealed or open carry firearm by a member of the armed 
     forces subject to this chapter on a military installation, if 
     lawful under the laws of the State in which the installation 
     is located, is not an offense under this section.''.
       (b) Modification of Regulations.--Not later than 30 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
     Defense shall amend Department of Defense Directive number 
     5210.56 to provide that members of the Armed Forces may 
     possess firearms for defensive purposes on facilities and 
     installations of the Department of Defense in a manner 
     consistent with the laws of the State in which the facility 
     or installation concerned is located.

     SEC. ___4. CARRYING OF CONCEALED FIREARMS BY QUALIFIED 
                   MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the 
     following

     ``Sec. 926D. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified 
       members of the Armed Forces

       ``(a) Definitions.--As used in this section--
       ``(1) the term `firearm'--
       ``(A) except as provided in this paragraph, has the same 
     meaning as in section 921;
       ``(B) includes ammunition not expressly prohibited by 
     Federal law or subject to the provisions of the National 
     Firearms Act; and
       ``(C) does not include--
       ``(i) any machinegun (as defined in section 5845 of the 
     National Firearms Act);
       ``(ii) any firearm silencer; or
       ``(iii) any destructive device; and
       ``(2) the term `qualified member of the Armed Forces' means 
     an individual who--
       ``(A) is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty 
     status, as defined in section 101(d)(1) of title 10;
       ``(B) is not the subject of disciplinary action under the 
     Uniform Code of Military Justice;
       ``(C) is not under the influence of alcohol or another 
     intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and
       ``(D) is not prohibited by Federal law from receiving a 
     firearm.
       ``(b) Authorization.--Notwithstanding any provision of the 
     law of any State or any political subdivision thereof, an 
     individual who is a qualified member of the Armed Forces and 
     who is carry identification required by subsection (d) may 
     carry a concealed firearm that has been shipped or 
     transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to 
     subsection (c).
       ``(c) Limitations.--This section shall not be construed to 
     superseded or limit the laws of any State that--
       ``(1) permit private persons or entities to prohibit or 
     restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their 
     property; or
       ``(2) prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on 
     any State or local government property, installation, 
     building, base, or park.
       ``(d) Identification.--The identification required by this 
     subsection is the photographic identification issued by the 
     Department of Defense for the qualified member of the Armed 
     Forces.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
     sections for chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C 
     the following:

``926D. Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified members of the 
              Armed Forces.''.
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  SA 2277. Mr. MORAN (for himself, Mr. Donnelly, and Mr. Roberts) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with 
health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being 
taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which 
the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

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     SEC. ___. COMMERCIAL DELIVERY OF LIGHT- AND MEDIUM-DUTY 
                   TRAILERS.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 31111(a) of title 49, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (6);
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
       (3) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (2); and
       (4) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) Towaway trailer transporter combination.--The term 
     `towaway trailer transporter combination' means a combination 
     of vehicles consisting of a trailer transporter towing unit 
     and 2 trailers or semitrailers--
       ``(A) with a total combined weight that does not exceed 
     26,000 pounds; and
       ``(B) in which the trailers or semitrailers carry no 
     property and constitute inventory property of a manufacturer, 
     distributor, or dealer of such trailers or semitrailers.
       ``(5) Trailer transporter towing unit.--The term `trailer 
     transporter towing unit' means a power unit that is not used 
     to carry property while operating in a towaway trailer 
     transporter combination.''.
       (b) General Limitations.--Section 31111(b)(1) of title 49, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (F), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(G) has the effect of imposing an overall length 
     limitation of less than 82 feet on a towaway trailer 
     transporter combination.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Property-carrying unit limitation.--Section 31112(a)(1) 
     of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``or 
     trailers or semitrailers transported as part of a towaway 
     trailer transporter combination (as defined in section 
     31111(a)'' after ``truck tractor''.
       (2) Access to interstate system.--Section 31114(a)(2) of 
     title 49, United States Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``or''; and
       (B) by inserting ``, or any towaway trailer transporter 
     combination (as defined in section 31111(a)) that is not 
     longer than 82 feet'' before the period at the end.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2278. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2266 submitted by Mr. McConnell and intended to be 
proposed to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the 
Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CRIMINAL ALIEN 
                   ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SCAAP) FUNDING.

       (a) In General.--Section 241(i) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231(i)) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(7) A State (or a political subdivision of a State) shall 
     not be eligible to enter into a contractual arrangement under 
     paragraph (1) if the State (or political subdivision)--
       ``(A) has in effect any law, policy, or procedure in 
     contravention of subsection (a) or (b) of section 642 of the 
     Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act 
     of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373); or
       ``(B) prohibits State or local law enforcement officials 
     from gathering information regarding the citizenship or 
     immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.''.
       (b) Limitation on DOJ Grant Programs.--
       (1) COPS.--In the case of a State or unit of local 
     government that received a grant award under part Q of title 
     I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 
     (42 U.S.C. 3796dd et seq.), if, during a fiscal year, that 
     State or local government is a State or local government 
     described in subsection (c), the Attorney General shall 
     withhold all of the amount that would otherwise be awarded to 
     that State or unit of local government for the following 
     fiscal year.
       (2) Byrne-JAG.--In the case of a State or unit of local 
     government that received a grant award under subpart 1 of 
     part E of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
     Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3750 et seq.), if, during a 
     fiscal year, that State or unit of local government is 
     described in subsection (c), the Attorney General shall 
     withhold all of the amount that would otherwise be awarded to 
     that State or unit of local government for the following 
     fiscal year.
       (3) States and local governments described.--A State or 
     unit of local government described in this subsection is any 
     State or local government that--
       (A) has in effect any law, policy, or procedure in 
     contravention of subsection (a) or (b) of section 642 of the 
     Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act 
     of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373); or
       (B) prohibits State or local law enforcement officials from 
     gathering information regarding the citizenship or 
     immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
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  SA 2279. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself and Mr. Wicker) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 22, to amend 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health 
coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken 
into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the 
employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION MAY PROMULGATE A 
                   RULEMAKING TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM LENGTH 
                   LIMITATION THAT A STATE MAY PRESCRIBE FOR A 
                   TRUCK TRACTOR-SEMITRAILER-TRAILER COMBINATION 
                   UNDER SECTION 31111(B)(1)(A) OF TITLE 49, 
                   UNITED STATES CODE, FROM 28 FEET TO 33 FEET IF 
                   THE SECRETARY MAKES A STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT 
                   FINDING, BASED ON THE FINAL COMPREHENSIVE TRUCK 
                   SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITS STUDY REQUIRED UNDER 
                   SECTION 32801 OF THE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE 
                   SAFETY ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2012 (TITLE II OF 
                   DIVISION C OF PUBLIC LAW 112-141), THAT SUCH 
                   CHANGE WOULD NOT HAVE A NET NEGATIVE IMPACT ON 
                   PUBLIC SAFETY.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2280. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2266 submitted by Mr. McConnell and intended to be 
proposed to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the 
Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 11014 (relating to transportation 
     alternatives).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2281. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. REPEAL OF DAVIS-BACON WAGE REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, 
     United States Code, is repealed.
       (b) Reference.--Any reference in any law to a wage 
     requirement of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, 
     United States Code, shall be null and void.
       (c) Effective Date and Limitation.--Subsections (a) and 
     (b), and the amendment made by such subsections, shall take 
     effect 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act but 
     shall not affect any contract--
       (1) in existence on the date that is 30 days after such 
     date of enactment; or
       (2) made pursuant to an invitation for bids outstanding on 
     the date that is 30 days after such date of enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2282. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2266 submitted by Mr. McConnell and intended to be 
proposed to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the 
Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ABORTION.

       (a) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law and except as described in subsections (b) and (c), no 
     funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of 
     the funds in any trust fund to which Federal funds are 
     authorized or appropriated, including Federal grant awards 
     and reimbursements, may be made available to any entity 
     unless the entity certifies that, during the period of 
     receipt and use of such Federal funds, the entity will not 
     perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity 
     that performs, an abortion.
       (b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) shall not apply with 
     respect to an abortion where --
       (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
       (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffers from a 
     physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that 
     would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion

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     is performed, including a life-threatening physical condition 
     caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
       (c) Hospitals.--Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect 
     to a hospital, so long as such hospital does not, during the 
     period of receipt and use of Federal funds described in 
     subsection (a), provide funds to any non-hospital entity that 
     performs an abortion (other than an abortion described in 
     subsection (b)).
       (d) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the term ``entity'' includes the entire legal entity, 
     including any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is 
     under common control with such entity; and
       (2) the term ``hospital'' has the meaning given such term 
     in section 1861(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395x(e)).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2283. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 22, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to 
exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans 
Administration from being taken into account for purposes of 
determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FOR ABORTION.

       (a) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law and except as described in subsections (b) and (c), no 
     funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law, and none of 
     the funds in any trust fund to which Federal funds are 
     authorized or appropriated, including Federal grant awards 
     and reimbursements, may be made available to any entity 
     unless the entity certifies that, during the period of 
     receipt and use of such Federal funds, the entity will not 
     perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity 
     that performs, an abortion.
       (b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) shall not apply with 
     respect to an abortion where --
       (1) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or
       (2) a physician certifies that the woman suffers from a 
     physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that 
     would place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion 
     is performed, including a life-threatening physical condition 
     caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
       (c) Hospitals.--Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect 
     to a hospital, so long as such hospital does not, during the 
     period of receipt and use of Federal funds described in 
     subsection (a), provide funds to any non-hospital entity that 
     performs an abortion (other than an abortion described in 
     subsection (b)).
       (d) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the term ``entity'' includes the entire legal entity, 
     including any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is 
     under common control with such entity; and
       (2) the term ``hospital'' has the meaning given such term 
     in section 1861(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395x(e)).

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