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Titles (17)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Science Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Science Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Science Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016
  • Science Appropriations Act, 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
06/16/2015Committee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Shelby with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-66.
06/03/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 183 (Roll no. 297).
05/27/2015The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-130, by Mr. Culberson.
05/27/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (393)

Date Chamber
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4860 SA 4860 fell when SA 4859 tabled.
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4859 Motion to table amendment SA 4859 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 67 - 31. Record Vote Number: 110. (consideration: CR S4535)
06/23/2016SenateMotion to table the motion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 4858 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 52. Record Vote Number: 109. (consideration: CR S4534-4535)
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4860 Amendment SA 4860 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 4859. (consideration: CR S4530-4532; text: CR S4530-4531) To change the enactment date.
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4859 Amendment SA 4859 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Johnson to Amendment SA 4858 (the instructions of the motion to commit). (consideration: CR 4530, S4535) To authorize the Attorney General to delay or deny the transfer of firearms and explosives and issuance of Federal firearms and explosives licenses and permits to known or suspected terrorists.
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4858 Amendment SA 4858 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Collins. (consideration: CR S4532-4535) To authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms and explosives and Federal firearms and explosives licenses and permits to known or suspected terrorists.
06/23/2016SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 4858 made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4521)
06/23/2016SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to recommit to Senate Committee on Appropriations the bill for a period of 14 days withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S4521)
06/23/2016SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4521-4535)
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4521)
06/23/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4521)
06/22/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on amendment SA 4787 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 108) entered in Senate. (consideration: CR S4437)
06/22/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Cloture on amendment SA 4787 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 38. Record Vote Number: 108. (consideration: CR S4437; text: CR S4437)
06/22/2016SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4433-4456, S4458-4467)
06/22/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4433)
06/22/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4433, S4437)
06/21/2016SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4383-4404)
06/21/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4383)
06/21/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4383, S4386-4391, S4393-4396)
06/20/2016SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to recommit to Senate Committee on Appropriations the bill for a period of 14 days made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4353)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Cloture motion on amendment SA 4787 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4353; text: CR S4353)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4787 Amendment SA 4787 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator McCain to Amendment SA 4685. (consideration: CR S4353; text: CR S4353) To amend section 2709 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that the Government may obtain a specified set of electronic communication transactional records under that section, and to make permanent the authority for individual terrorists to be treated as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4749 SA 4749 fell when SA 4720 tabled.
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4720 Motion to table amendment SA 4720 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4752 SA 4752 fell when SA 4751 fell.
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4751 SA 4751 fell when SA 4750 fell.
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4750 SA 4750 fell when the the motion to table the motion to commit the bill to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4750) agreed to. (consideration: CR S4351-4352; text: CR S4351-4352)
06/20/2016SenateMotion to table the McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4750) agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 42. Record Vote Number: 107. (consideration: CR S4352; text: CR S4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4720 Cloture on amendment SA 4720 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 106. (consideration: CR S4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4749 Cloture on amendment SA 4749 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 105. (consideration: CR S4352; text: CR S4352)
06/20/2016SenateCloture on the McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4750) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 56. Record Vote Number: 104. (consideration: CR S4352; text: CR S4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4751 Cloture on amendment SA 4751 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 103. (consideration: CR S4351-4352: text: CR S4351)
06/20/2016SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335-4353)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4720 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335, S4340-4343, S4350, S4352-4353)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4749 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335, S4343-4346, S4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4750 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335, S4351-4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4751 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335, S4346-4352)
06/20/2016SenateS.Amdt.4752 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4335)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4720 Cloture motion on amendment SA 4720 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4749 Cloture motion on amendment SA 4749 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290)
06/16/2016SenateCloture motion on the McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4750) presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4751 Cloture motion on amendment SA 4751 (to the instructions of the motion to commit) presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4752 Amendment SA 4752 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 4751. (consideration: CR S4290; text: CR S4290) To change the enactment date.
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4751 Amendment SA 4751 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Grassley to Amendment SA 4750 (the instructions of the motion to commit). (consideration: CR S4290) To address gun violence and improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4750 Amendment SA 4750 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Murphy. To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.
06/16/2016SenateMotion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 4750) made in Senate. (consideration: CR S4290)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4749 Amendment SA 4749 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cornyn to Amendment SA 4720. (consideration: CR S4289; text: CR S4289) To Secure our Homeland from radical Islamists by Enhancing Law enforcement Detection ("SHIELD").
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4720 Amendment SA 4720 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Feinstein to Amendment SA 4685. (consideration: CR S4289; text: CR S4289) To authorize the Attorney General to deny requests to transfer a firearm to known or suspected terrorists.
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Amendment SA 4685 proposed by Senator Shelby. (consideration: CR S4289)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4686 SA 4686 fell when SA 4685 fell.
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 SA 4685 fell when the committee reported substitute amendment was withdrawn.
06/16/2016SenateThe committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4289)
06/16/2016SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4259-4263, S4285-4287, S4288-4290)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4289)
06/16/2016SenateS.Amdt.4686 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4259)
06/15/2016SenateS.Amdt.4686 Amendment SA 4686 proposed by Senator Shelby to Amendment SA 4685. (consideration: CR S3892; text: CR S3892) To make a technical correction.
06/15/2016SenateS.Amdt.4685 Amendment SA 4685 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Shelby. (consideration: CR S4259) In the nature of a substitute.
06/15/2016SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S3880-3977; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S3880-3892)
06/15/2016SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3880)
06/15/2016SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3880)
06/14/2016SenateMotion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3845-3846)
06/14/2016SenateCloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 3. Record Vote Number: 99. (consideration: CR S3844-3845; text: CR S3844)
06/09/2016SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S3677)
06/09/2016SenateCloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S3677; text: CR S3677)
06/09/2016SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3677)
06/16/2015SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 120.
06/16/2015SenateCommittee on Appropriations. Reported by Senator Shelby with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-66.
06/08/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
06/03/2015-7:06pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/03/2015-7:06pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 183 (Roll no. 297).
06/03/2015-7:00pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 240 (Roll no. 296).
06/03/2015-6:53pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H3816)
06/03/2015-6:45pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase the Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs account by a total of $3 million (intended for sexual assault victims assistance); increase the Juvenile Justice Programs account by a total of $3 million (intended to protect children from online sexual predators); and decrease the DOJ Justice Information Sharing Technology account by $6 million.
06/03/2015-6:44pmHouseMs. Brownley (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations. (consideration: CR H3815-3816; text: CR H3815)
06/03/2015-6:44pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
06/03/2015-6:43pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H3814-3815)
06/03/2015-6:43pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2578.
06/03/2015-6:43pmHouseOn motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-6:42pmHouseMr. Culberson moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
06/03/2015-6:42pmHouseH.Amdt.354 On agreeing to the Denham amendment (A086) Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 181 (Roll no. 295).
06/03/2015-6:39pmHouseH.Amdt.352 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment (A084) Agreed to by recorded vote: 227 - 198 (Roll no. 294).
06/03/2015-6:36pmHouseH.Amdt.350 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment (A082) Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 204 (Roll no. 293).
06/03/2015-6:33pmHouseH.Amdt.349 On agreeing to the Sanford amendment (A081) Failed by recorded vote: 134 - 290 (Roll no. 292).
06/03/2015-6:29pmHouseH.Amdt.346 On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A078) Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 - 190 (Roll no. 291).
06/03/2015-6:26pmHouseH.Amdt.342 On agreeing to the Massie amendment (A074) Agreed to by recorded vote: 383 - 43 (Roll no. 290).
06/03/2015-6:19pmHouseH.Amdt.341 On agreeing to the Massie amendment (A073) Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 - 171 (Roll no. 289).
06/03/2015-6:13pmHouseH.Amdt.340 On agreeing to the Massie amendment (A072) Agreed to by recorded vote: 289 - 132 (Roll no. 288).
06/03/2015-5:43pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
06/03/2015-5:43pmHouseH.Amdt.355 By unanimous consent, the Jeffries amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3809)
06/03/2015-5:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jeffries amendment.
06/03/2015-5:36pmHouseH.Amdt.355 Amendment (A087) offered by Mr. Jeffries. (consideration: CR H3808-3809; text: CR H3808)
06/03/2015-5:34pmHouseH.Amdt.351 On agreeing to the King (IA) amendment (A083) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-5:34pmHouseVACATING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Fattah asked unanimous consent to vacate his demand for a recorded vote on the second King (IA) amendment to the end that the disposition of the amendment stand as called by the earlier voice vote. Agreed to without objection.
06/03/2015-5:34pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Denham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-5:21pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Denham amendment.
06/03/2015-5:21pmHouseH.Amdt.354 Amendment (A086) offered by Mr. Denham. (consideration: CR H3807-3808, H3814; text: CR H3807)
06/03/2015-5:20pmHouseH.Amdt.353 On agreeing to the Luetkemeyer amendment (A085) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-5:11pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Luetkemeyer amendment.
06/03/2015-5:11pmHouseH.Amdt.353 Amendment (A085) offered by Mr. Luetkemeyer. (consideration: CR H3805-3807; text: CR H3805)
06/03/2015-5:11pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the third King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. King (IA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-4:55pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the third King (IA) amendment.
06/03/2015-4:55pmHouseH.Amdt.352 Amendment (A084) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H3804-3805, H3813-3814; text: CR H3804)
06/03/2015-4:54pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the second King (IA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-4:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second King (IA) amendment.
06/03/2015-4:45pmHouseH.Amdt.351 Amendment (A083) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H3803-3804; text: CR H3803)
06/03/2015-4:44pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the King (IA) amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-4:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (IA) amendment.
06/03/2015-4:29pmHouseH.Amdt.350 Amendment (A082) offered by Mr. King (IA). (consideration: CR H3801-3802, H3812-3813; text: CR H3801)
06/03/2015-4:28pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sanford amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Culberson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-4:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sanford amendment.
06/03/2015-4:13pmHouseH.Amdt.349 Amendment (A081) offered by Mr. Sanford. (consideration: CR H3799-3801, H3812; text: CR H3799)
06/03/2015-4:12pmHouseH.Amdt.348 Mr. Farr raised a point of order against the Lamborn amendment (A080). Mr. Farr stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/03/2015-4:06pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lamborn amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
06/03/2015-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.348 Amendment (A080) offered by Mr. Lamborn. (consideration: CR H3798-3799; text: CR H3798)
06/03/2015-4:05pmHouseH.Amdt.347 On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment (A079) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-3:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (SC) amendment.
06/03/2015-3:57pmHouseH.Amdt.347 Amendment (A079) offered by Mr. Duncan (SC). (consideration: CR H3797-3798; text: CR H3797)
06/03/2015-3:56pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - - At the conclusion of debate on the Flores amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-3:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment.
06/03/2015-3:46pmHouseH.Amdt.346 Amendment (A078) offered by Mr. Flores. (consideration: CR H3796-3797, H3811-3812; text: CR H3796)
06/03/2015-3:46pmHouseH.Amdt.345 By unanimous consent, the Flores amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3796)
06/03/2015-3:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
06/03/2015-3:40pmHouseH.Amdt.345 Amendment (A077) offered by Mr. Flores. (consideration: CR H3796; text: CR H3796)
06/03/2015-3:40pmHouseH.Amdt.344 On agreeing to the Issa amendment (A076) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-3:37pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Issa Amendment.
06/03/2015-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.344 Amendment (A076) offered by Mr. Issa. (consideration: CR H3795-3796; text: CR H3795)
06/03/2015-3:35pmHouseH.Amdt.343 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A075) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-3:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar Amendment.
06/03/2015-3:26pmHouseH.Amdt.343 Amendment (A075) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H3494-3495; text: CR H3494)
06/03/2015-3:26pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Third Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-3:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Third Massie amendment.
06/03/2015-3:16pmHouseH.Amdt.342 Amendment (A074) offered by Mr. Massie. (consideration: CR H3793-3794, H3810-3811; text: CR H3793)
06/03/2015-3:16pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-2:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Massie Amendment.
06/03/2015-2:57pmHouseH.Amdt.341 Amendment (A073) offered by Mr. Massie. (consideration: CR H3791-3793, H3810; text: CR H3791)
06/03/2015-2:56pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Massie amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-2:44pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Massie amendment.
06/03/2015-2:44pmHouseH.Amdt.340 Amendment (A072) offered by Mr. Massie. (consideration: CR H3790-3791, H3809-3810; text: CR H3790)
06/03/2015-2:39pmHouseH.Amdt.337 On agreeing to the Garrett amendment (A069) Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 - 196 (Roll no. 287). (consideration: CR H3789-3790)
06/03/2015-2:34pmHouseH.Amdt.335 On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A067) Agreed to by recorded vote: 297 - 130 (Roll no. 286). (consideration: CR H3788-3789)
06/03/2015-2:30pmHouseH.Amdt.334 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment (A066) Failed by recorded vote: 206 - 222 (Roll no. 285). (consideration: CR H3788)
06/03/2015-2:25pmHouseH.Amdt.333 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A065) Agreed to by recorded vote: 245 - 182 (Roll no. 284). (consideration: CR H3787-3788)
06/03/2015-2:21pmHouseH.Amdt.332 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment (A064) Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 186 (Roll no. 283). (consideration: CR H3786-3787)
06/03/2015-2:17pmHouseH.Amdt.331 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A063) Failed by recorded vote: 27 - 399, 1 Present (Roll no. 282). (consideration: CR H3786)
06/03/2015-2:14pmHouseH.Amdt.324 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment (A056) Failed by recorded vote: 184 - 244 (Roll no. 281). (consideration: CR H3785-3786)
06/03/2015-2:08pmHouseH.Amdt.321 On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment (A053) Agreed to by recorded vote: 282 - 146 (Roll no. 280). (consideration: CR H3784-3785)
06/03/2015-2:04pmHouseH.Amdt.317 On agreeing to the Foster amendment (A049) Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 232 (Roll no. 279). (consideration: CR H3784)
06/03/2015-1:59pmHouseH.Amdt.313 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment (A045) Failed by recorded vote: 168 - 257 (Roll no. 278). (consideration: CR H3783-3784)
06/03/2015-1:56pmHouseH.Amdt.308 On agreeing to the Farr amendment (A040) Failed by recorded vote: 153 - 273 (Roll no. 277). (consideration: CR H3782-3783)
06/03/2015-1:52pmHouseH.Amdt.305 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment (A037) Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 256 (Roll no. 276). (consideration: CR H3782)
06/03/2015-1:48pmHouseH.Amdt.294 On agreeing to the Pittenger amendment (A026) Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 263 (Roll no. 275). (consideration: CR H3781-3782)
06/03/2015-1:42pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
06/03/2015-1:41pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
06/03/2015-1:41pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3781-3817)
06/03/2015-2:04amHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2578 as unfinished business.
06/03/2015-2:04amHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-2:04amHouseMr. Culberson moved that the committee rise.
06/03/2015-2:03amHouseH.Amdt.339 On agreeing to the Scott, Austin amendment (A071) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-2:02amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott (GA) amendment.
06/03/2015-1:59amHouseH.Amdt.339 Amendment (A071) offered by Mr. Scott, Austin. (consideration: CR H3754-3755; text: CR H3754)
06/03/2015-1:58amHouseH.Amdt.338 On agreeing to the Marino amendment (A070) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-1:47amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Marino amendment.
06/03/2015-1:47amHouseH.Amdt.338 Amendment (A070) offered by Mr. Marino. (consideration: CR H3753-3754; text: CR H3753)
06/03/2015-1:47amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garrett amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-1:42amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment.
06/03/2015-1:40amHouseH.Amdt.337 Amendment (A069) offered by Mr. Garrett. (consideration: CR H3752-3753; text: CR H3752)
06/03/2015-1:40amHouseH.Amdt.336 On agreeing to the Perry amendment (A068) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-1:34amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment.
06/03/2015-1:34amHouseH.Amdt.336 Amendment (A068) offered by Mr. Perry. (consideration: CR H3752; text: CR H3752)
06/03/2015-1:33amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Perry amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Perry demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-1:23amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Perry amendment.
06/03/2015-1:21amHouseH.Amdt.335 Amendment (A067) offered by Mr. Perry. (consideration: CR H3750-3752; text: CR H3750)
06/03/2015-1:21amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-1:08amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
06/03/2015-1:08amHouseH.Amdt.334 Amendment (A066) offered by Mr. McClintock. (consideration: CR H3748-3750; text: CR H3748-3749)
06/03/2015-1:07amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Second Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-12:59amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Second Grayson amendment.
06/03/2015-12:59amHouseH.Amdt.333 Amendment (A065) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H3747-4748; text: CR H3747)
06/03/2015-12:58amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fleming demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-12:40amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
06/03/2015-12:40amHouseH.Amdt.332 Amendment (A064) offered by Mr. Rohrabacher. (consideration: CR H3745-3747; text: CR H3745)
06/03/2015-12:39amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the First Grayson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/03/2015-12:27amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the First Grayson amendment.
06/03/2015-12:27amHouseH.Amdt.331 Amendment (A063) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H3744-3745; text: CR H3744)
06/03/2015-12:26amHouseH.Amdt.330 Mr. Fattah raised a point of order against the Collins (GA) amendment (A062). Mr. Fattah stated that the amendment seeks to change existing law and constitutes legislation in an appropriations bill. The Chair sustained the point of order.
06/03/2015-12:22amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
06/03/2015-12:22amHouseH.Amdt.330 Amendment (A062) offered by Mr. Collins (GA). (consideration: CR H3743-3744; text: CR H3743)
06/03/2015-12:21amHouseH.Amdt.329 On agreeing to the Hudson amendment (A061) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-12:11amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hudson amendment.
06/03/2015-12:11amHouseH.Amdt.329 Amendment (A061) offered by Mr. Hudson. (consideration: CR H3742-3743; text: CR H3742)
06/03/2015-12:11amHouseH.Amdt.328 On agreeing to the Grayson amendment (A060) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-12:09amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson amendment.
06/03/2015-12:09amHouseH.Amdt.328 Amendment (A060) offered by Mr. Grayson. (consideration: CR H3741-3742; text: CR H3741)
06/03/2015-12:08amHouseH.Amdt.327 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment (A059) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/03/2015-12:06amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meadows amendment.
06/03/2015-12:05amHouseH.Amdt.327 Amendment (A059) offered by Mr. Meadows. (consideration: CR H3741; text: CR H3741)
06/03/2015-12:04amHouseH.Amdt.326 By unanimous consent, the Richmond amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3741)
06/02/2015-11:58pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond amendment, pending a reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-11:56pmHouseH.Amdt.326 Amendment (A058) offered by Mr. Richmond. (consideration: CR H3740-3741; text: CR H3740)
06/02/2015-11:55pmHouseH.Amdt.325 On agreeing to the Black amendment (A057) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-11:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment.
06/02/2015-11:46pmHouseH.Amdt.325 Amendment (A057) offered by Mrs. Black. (consideration: CR H3739-3740; text: CR H3739)
06/02/2015-11:45pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-11:37pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
06/02/2015-11:37pmHouseH.Amdt.324 Amendment (A056) offered by Mr. Ellison. (consideration: CR H3738-3739; text: CR H3738)
06/02/2015-11:36pmHouseH.Amdt.323 On agreeing to the Ellison amendment (A055) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-11:33pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
06/02/2015-11:33pmHouseH.Amdt.323 Amendment (A055) offered by Mr. Ellison. (consideration: CR H3737-3738; text: CR H3737)
06/02/2015-11:32pmHouseH.Amdt.322 By unanimous consent, the Poe (TX) amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3737)
06/02/2015-11:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-11:27pmHouseH.Amdt.322 Amendment (A054) offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H3737; text: CR H3737)
06/02/2015-11:26pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 9, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Culberson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-11:18pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 9.
06/02/2015-11:16pmHouseH.Amdt.321 Amendment (A053) offered by Ms. Bonamici. (consideration: CR H3736-3737; text: CR H3736)
06/02/2015-11:16pmHouseH.Amdt.320 On agreeing to the Carter (TX) amendment (A052) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-11:10pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carter amendment.
06/02/2015-11:08pmHouseH.Amdt.320 Amendment (A052) offered by Mr. Carter (TX). (consideration: CR H3735-3736; text: CR H3735)
06/02/2015-11:07pmHouseH.Amdt.319 On agreeing to the Blumenauer amendment (A051) Failed by voice vote.
06/02/2015-10:57pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
06/02/2015-10:57pmHouseH.Amdt.319 Amendment (A051) offered by Mr. Blumenauer. (consideration: CR H3734-3735; text: CR H3734)
06/02/2015-10:56pmHouseH.Amdt.318 On agreeing to the Goodlatte amendment (A050) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-10:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment.
06/02/2015-10:47pmHouseH.Amdt.318 Amendment (A050) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H3733-3734; text: CR H3733)
06/02/2015-10:46pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foster amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Foster demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-10:39pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foster amendment.
06/02/2015-10:38pmHouseH.Amdt.317 Amendment (A049) offered by Mr. Foster. (consideration: CR H3732-3733; text: CR H3732)
06/02/2015-10:37pmHouseH.Amdt.316 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment (A048) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-10:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-10:27pmHouseH.Amdt.316 Amendment (A048) offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H3730-3732; text: CR H3730)
06/02/2015-10:26pmHouseH.Amdt.315 By unanimous consent, the Lee amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3730)
06/02/2015-10:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-10:20pmHouseH.Amdt.315 Amendment (A047) offered by Ms. Lee. (consideration: CR H3729-3730; text: CR H3729-3730)
06/02/2015-10:18pmHouseH.Amdt.314 By unanimous consent, the Scott (VA) amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3729)
06/02/2015-10:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment pending reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-10:13pmHouseH.Amdt.314 Amendment (A046) offered by Mr. Scott (VA). (consideration: CR H3729; text: CR H3729)
06/02/2015-10:11pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Blackburn demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-10:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blackburn amendment No. 1.
06/02/2015-10:00pmHouseH.Amdt.313 Amendment (A045) offered by Mrs. Blackburn. (consideration: CR H3727-3729; text: CR H3728)
06/02/2015-9:59pmHouseH.Amdt.312 On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A044) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-9:53pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
06/02/2015-9:53pmHouseH.Amdt.312 Amendment (A044) offered by Mr. Polis. (consideration: CR H3727; text: CR H3727)
06/02/2015-9:52pmHouseH.Amdt.311 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment (A043) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-9:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-9:40pmHouseH.Amdt.311 Amendment (A043) offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H3725-3727; text: CR H3725)
06/02/2015-9:39pmHouseH.Amdt.310 On agreeing to the Engel amendment (A042) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-9:35pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Engel amendment.
06/02/2015-9:35pmHouseH.Amdt.310 Amendment (A042) offered by Mr. Engel. (consideration: CR H3724-3725; text: CR H3724)
06/02/2015-9:34pmHouseH.Amdt.309 By unanimous consent, the Schweikert amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3724)
06/02/2015-9:31pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schweikert amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-9:31pmHouseH.Amdt.309 Amendment (A041) offered by Mr. Schweikert. (consideration: CR H3724; text: CR H3724)
06/02/2015-9:29pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Farr amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Farr demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-9:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Farr amendment.
06/02/2015-9:16pmHouseH.Amdt.308 Amendment (A040) offered by Mr. Farr. (consideration: CR H3722-3724; text: CR H3722)
06/02/2015-9:14pmHouseH.Amdt.307 By unanimous consent, the Esty amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3722)
06/02/2015-9:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment, pending reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-9:13pmHouseH.Amdt.307 Amendment (A039) offered by Ms. Esty. (consideration: CR H3721-3722; text: CR H3721)
06/02/2015-9:12pmHouseH.Amdt.298 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A030) Failed by voice vote.
06/02/2015-9:10pmHouseVACATING DEMAND FOR RECORDED VOTE - Mr. Cohen asked unanimous consent that his demand for a recorded vote on the Cohen amendment debated earlier be vacated to the end that the disposition of the amendment stand as called by the voice vote. Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H3721)
06/02/2015-9:02pmHouseH.Amdt.306 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment (A038) Failed by voice vote.
06/02/2015-8:51pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the second Nadler amendment.
06/02/2015-8:51pmHouseH.Amdt.306 Amendment (A038) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H3718-3721; text: CR H3718)
06/02/2015-8:50pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the first Nadler amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-8:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the first Nadler amendment.
06/02/2015-8:36pmHouseH.Amdt.305 Amendment (A037) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H3716-3718; text: CR H3716)
06/02/2015-8:19pmHouseH.Amdt.304 On agreeing to the Connolly amendment (A036) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-8:14pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment.
06/02/2015-8:14pmHouseH.Amdt.304 Amendment (A036) offered by Mr. Connolly. (consideration: CR H3709-3710; text: CR H3709)
06/02/2015-8:14pmHouseH.Amdt.303 On agreeing to the Moore amendment (A035) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-8:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment.
06/02/2015-8:07pmHouseH.Amdt.303 Amendment (A035) offered by Ms. Moore. (consideration: CR H3709; text: CR H3709)
06/02/2015-8:06pmHouseH.Amdt.302 On agreeing to the Buck amendment (A034) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-8:04pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buck amendment.
06/02/2015-8:04pmHouseH.Amdt.302 Amendment (A034) offered by Mr. Buck. (consideration: CR H3708; text: CR H3708)
06/02/2015-8:03pmHouseH.Amdt.301 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment (A033) Failed by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment.
06/02/2015-7:56pmHouseH.Amdt.301 Amendment (A033) offered by Mr. Byrne. (consideration: CR H3707-3708; text: CR H3707)
06/02/2015-7:51pmHouseH.Amdt.300 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A032) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:44pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
06/02/2015-7:44pmHouseH.Amdt.300 Amendment (A032) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H3706-3707; text: CR H3706)
06/02/2015-7:43pmHouseH.Amdt.299 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A031) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:41pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
06/02/2015-7:41pmHouseH.Amdt.299 Amendment (A031) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H3705-3706; text: CR H3705)
06/02/2015-7:39pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cohen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-7:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment.
06/02/2015-7:28pmHouseH.Amdt.298 Amendment (A030) offered by Mr. Cohen. (consideration: CR H3704-3705; text: CR H3704)
06/02/2015-7:28pmHouseH.Amdt.297 On agreeing to the Castro (TX) amendment (A029) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:22pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro amendment.
06/02/2015-7:22pmHouseH.Amdt.297 Amendment (A029) offered by Mr. Castro (TX). (consideration: CR H3703-3704; text: CR H3703)
06/02/2015-7:22pmHouseH.Amdt.296 On agreeing to the Lieu, Ted amendment (A028) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment
06/02/2015-7:19pmHouseH.Amdt.296 Amendment (A028) offered by Mr. Lieu, Ted. (consideration: CR H3703; text: CR H3703)
06/02/2015-7:19pmHouseH.Amdt.295 On agreeing to the Cohen amendment (A027) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-7:14pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen amendment.
06/02/2015-7:14pmHouseH.Amdt.295 Amendment (A027) offered by Mr. Cohen. (consideration: CR H3702-3703; text: CR H3702)
06/02/2015-7:13pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pittenger amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cohen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-7:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pittenger amendment.
06/02/2015-7:03pmHouseH.Amdt.294 Amendment (A026) offered by Mr. Pittenger. (consideration: CR H3701-3702; text: CR H3701)
06/02/2015-7:00pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
06/02/2015-6:59pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3700-3755)
06/02/2015-6:58pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2578 as unfinished business.
06/02/2015-6:58pmHouseOn motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-6:57pmHouseMr. Culberson moved that the Committee now rise.
06/02/2015-6:57pmHouseH.Amdt.293 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A025) Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 - 198 (Roll no. 273).
06/02/2015-6:53pmHouseH.Amdt.289 On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham (NM) amendment (A021) Agreed to by recorded vote: 417 - 10 (Roll no. 272).
06/02/2015-6:47pmHouseH.Amdt.277 On agreeing to the Esty amendment (A009) Failed by recorded vote: 213 - 214 (Roll no. 271).
06/02/2015-6:40pmHouseH.Amdt.273 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 154 - 263 (Roll no. 270).
06/02/2015-6:12pmHouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
06/02/2015-6:11pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gosar amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Fattah demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-6:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
06/02/2015-6:07pmHouseH.Amdt.293 Amendment (A025) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H3696-3697, H3699-3700; text: CR H3696)
06/02/2015-6:06pmHouseH.Amdt.292 On agreeing to the MacArthur amendment (A024) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-6:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the MacArthur amendment.
06/02/2015-6:02pmHouseH.Amdt.292 Amendment (A024) offered by Mr. MacArthur. (consideration: CR H3696; text: CR H3696)
06/02/2015-6:01pmHouseH.Amdt.291 On agreeing to the Brownley (CA) amendment (A023) as modified Agreed to by voice vote. (text as modified: CR H3695)
06/02/2015-5:59pmHouseH.Amdt.291 Brownley (CA) amendment (A023) modified by unanimous consent. Mr. Fattah made technical changes to the amendment.
06/02/2015-5:53pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley (CA) amendment.
06/02/2015-5:53pmHouseH.Amdt.291 Amendment (A023) offered by Ms. Brownley (CA). (consideration: CR H3695-3696; text: CR H3695)
06/02/2015-5:53pmHouseH.Amdt.290 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment (A022) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-5:50pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gosar amendment.
06/02/2015-5:50pmHouseH.Amdt.290 Amendment (A022) offered by Mr. Gosar. (consideration: CR H3694-3695; text: CR H3694)
06/02/2015-5:48pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lujan Grisham amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Culberson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-5:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan Grisham amendment.
06/02/2015-5:40pmHouseH.Amdt.289 Amendment (A021) offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham (NM). (consideration: CR H3693-3694, H3698-3699; text: CR H3693)
06/02/2015-5:39pmHouseH.Amdt.288 On agreeing to the McKinley amendment (A020) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-5:35pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley amendment.
06/02/2015-5:35pmHouseH.Amdt.288 Amendment (A020) offered by Mr. McKinley. (consideration: CR H3692-3693; text: CR H3692-3693)
06/02/2015-5:32pmHouseH.Amdt.287 By unanimous consent, the Bonamici amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3692)
06/02/2015-5:28pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 5.
06/02/2015-5:28pmHouseH.Amdt.287 Amendment (A019) offered by Ms. Bonamici. (consideration: CR H3691-3692; text: CR H3691)
06/02/2015-5:28pmHouseH.Amdt.286 By unanimous consent, the Bridenstine amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3691)
06/02/2015-5:24pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bridenstine amendment.
06/02/2015-5:24pmHouseH.Amdt.286 Amendment (A018) offered by Mr. Bridenstine. (consideration: CR H3691; text: CR H3691)
06/02/2015-5:24pmHouseH.Amdt.285 By unanimous consent, the Bonamici amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3690-3691)
06/02/2015-5:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici amendment No. 4.
06/02/2015-5:15pmHouseH.Amdt.285 Amendment (A017) offered by Ms. Bonamici. (consideration: CR H3689-3691; text: CR H3689)
06/02/2015-5:14pmHouseH.Amdt.284 On agreeing to the Clawson (FL) amendment (A016) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-5:09pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clawson amendment.
06/02/2015-5:09pmHouseH.Amdt.284 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Clawson (FL). (consideration: CR H3689; text: CR H3689)
06/02/2015-5:08pmHouseH.Amdt.283 By unanimous consent, the Keating amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3689)
06/02/2015-5:04pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Keating amendment.
06/02/2015-5:04pmHouseH.Amdt.283 Amendment (A015) offered by Mr. Keating. (consideration: CR H3688-3689; text: CR H3688)
06/02/2015-5:04pmHouseH.Amdt.282 On agreeing to the Smith (TX) amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-4:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Smith (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-4:56pmHouseH.Amdt.282 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Smith (TX). (consideration: CR H3687-3688; text: CR H3687)
06/02/2015-4:56pmHouseH.Amdt.281 By unanimous consent, the Polis amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3687)
06/02/2015-4:46pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
06/02/2015-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.281 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Polis. (consideration: CR H3686-3687; text: CR H3686)
06/02/2015-4:46pmHouseH.Amdt.280 By unanimous consent, the Guinta amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3685)
06/02/2015-4:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta amendment.
06/02/2015-4:43pmHouseH.Amdt.280 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Guinta. (consideration: CR H3685-3686; text: CR H3685)
06/02/2015-4:42pmHouseH.Amdt.279 By unanimous consent, the Blumenauer amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3685)
06/02/2015-4:36pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Blumenauer amendment.
06/02/2015-4:36pmHouseH.Amdt.279 Amendment (A011) offered by Mr. Blumenauer. (consideration: CR H3684-3685; text: CR H3685)
06/02/2015-4:33pmHouseH.Amdt.278 By unanimous consent, the Scott, Austin amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3684)
06/02/2015-4:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Austin Scott amendment.
06/02/2015-4:30pmHouseH.Amdt.278 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Scott, Austin. (consideration: CR H3684; text: CR H3684)
06/02/2015-4:28pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Esty amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Esty demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-4:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty amendment.
06/02/2015-4:20pmHouseH.Amdt.277 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Esty. (consideration: CR H3683-3684, H3698; text: CR H3683)
06/02/2015-4:19pmHouseH.Amdt.276 By unanimous consent, the Johnson, E. B. amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3683)
06/02/2015-4:14pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the E.B. Johnson (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-4:14pmHouseH.Amdt.276 Amendment (A008) offered by Ms. Johnson, E. B.. (consideration: CR H3682-3683; text: CR H3682)
06/02/2015-4:13pmHouseH.Amdt.275 On agreeing to the Poe (TX) amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-4:06pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poe (TX) amendment.
06/02/2015-4:06pmHouseH.Amdt.275 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Poe (TX). (consideration: CR H3681-3682; text: CR H3681)
06/02/2015-4:05pmHouseH.Amdt.274 On agreeing to the Nugent amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-4:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nugent amendment.
06/02/2015-4:00pmHouseH.Amdt.274 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Nugent. (consideration: CR H3679-3680; text: CR H3679)
06/02/2015-3:57pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McClintock amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McClintock demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
06/02/2015-3:47pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McClintock amendment.
06/02/2015-3:47pmHouseH.Amdt.273 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. McClintock. (consideration: CR H3678-3679; text: CR H3678)
06/02/2015-3:45pmHouseH.Amdt.272 By unanimous consent, the Poliquin amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3678)
06/02/2015-3:38pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Poliquin amendment.
06/02/2015-3:38pmHouseH.Amdt.272 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Poliquin. (consideration: CR H3677-3678; text: CR H3677)
06/02/2015-3:37pmHouseH.Amdt.271 On agreeing to the Reichert amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-3:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reichert amendment.
06/02/2015-3:25pmHouseH.Amdt.271 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Reichert. (consideration: CR H3675-3677; text: CR H3676)
06/02/2015-3:24pmHouseH.Amdt.270 On agreeing to the Guinta amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
06/02/2015-3:19pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Guinta amendment.
06/02/2015-3:18pmHouseH.Amdt.270 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Guinta. (consideration: CR H3675; text: CR H3675)
06/02/2015-3:17pmHouseH.Amdt.269 By unanimous consent, the Goodlatte amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H3675)
06/02/2015-3:12pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 287, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte amendment pending a reservation of a point of order.
06/02/2015-3:12pmHouseH.Amdt.269 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte. (consideration: CR H3674-3675; text: CR H3674)
06/02/2015-2:03pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2578.
06/02/2015-2:03pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Alexander X. Mooney to act as Chairman of the Committee.
06/02/2015-2:03pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 287 and Rule XVIII.
06/02/2015-2:03pmHouseResolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 2577 and H.R. 2578 under modified open rules.
06/02/2015-2:03pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 287. (consideration: CR H3660-3694, H3694-3700; text of Title I as reported in House: CR H3674, H3678, H3679, H3680-3681, H3681-3682, H3683, H3684, H3691, H3692; text of Title II as reported in House: CR H3692, H3696, H3700-3701, H3702, H3705, H3708-3709, H3710-3712; text of Title III as reported in House: CR H3712-3714; text of Title IV as reported in House: CR H3714; text of Title V as reported in House: CR H3715-3716, H3718, H3721, H3722, H3724)
06/02/2015-1:54pmHouseRule H. Res. 287 passed House.
06/01/2015-8:03pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 287 Reported to House. Resolution provides for consideration of both H.R. 2577 and H.R. 2578 under modified open rules.
05/27/2015HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 93.
05/27/2015HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 114-130, by Mr. Culberson.

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Senate Appropriations06/08/2015 Referred to
06/16/2015 Reported by S. Rept. 114-66
House Appropriations05/27/2015 Reported original measure H. Rept. 114-130

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/16/2015)

Highlights:

The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies.

The bill funds agencies with a wide range of responsibilities for issues such as: addressing violent crime, drug trafficking, financial fraud, terrorism, espionage, and cybercrime; conducting the census; forecasting the weather; managing fisheries; exploring space; advancing science; providing legal services for the poor; enforcing employment discrimination laws; and overseeing patents, trademarks, and trade policy.

The bill increases overall FY2016 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies funding above FY2015 levels, including increases for the Department of Commerce, DOJ, science programs, and Related Agencies.

Within the Department of Commerce budget, the bill includes:

  • increases for the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Bureau of the Census, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and
  • decreases for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Departmental Management.

Within the DOJ budget, the bill includes:

  • increases for Legal Activities, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Prison System, and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS); and
  • decreases for the Office on Violence Against Women and Office of Justice Programs, including State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance.

For science programs, the bill increases funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and funds the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science and Technology Policy at or slightly below FY2015 levels.

The bill includes increases for the Legal Services Corporation and the Marine Mammal Commission, while funding the other related agencies included in the bill at the FY2015 level.

The bill includes provisions that restrict or prohibit the use of funds for:

  • the transfer of Guantanamo detainees or the construction of a new facility in the United States to house them;
  • the enforcement of certain restrictions on firearms; and
  • preventing states from implementing their own laws legalizing medical marijuana.

Full Summary:

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

Provides FY2016 appropriations for the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), science agencies, and several related agencies.

Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2016

TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for:

  • the International Trade Administration,
  • the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative,
  • the Bureau of Industry and Security,
  • the Economic Development Administration,
  • the Minority Business Development Agency,
  • Economic and Statistical Analysis,
  • the Bureau of the Census,
  • the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and
  • the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Provides appropriations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), including: Scientific and Technical Research and Services, Industrial Technology Services, and Construction of Research Facilities.

Provides appropriations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), including:

  • Operations, Research, and Facilities;
  • Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction;
  • Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery;
  • the Fishermen's Contingency Fund; and
  • the Fisheries Finance Program Account.

Provides appropriations for Departmental Management, including Salaries and Expenses and the Office of Inspector General.

(Sec. 101) Permits funds provided by this bill to be used for advanced payments (prior to the receipt of goods, services, or other assets) only if designated Commerce officials certify that the payments are in the public interest.

(Sec. 102) Permits funds provided by this bill to be used for hiring passenger motor vehicles, employment of temporary or intermittent experts and consultants, and the purchase of uniforms.

(Sec. 103) Permits the transfer of funds between Commerce accounts, subject to specified limitations and requirements. Requires Commerce to notify Congress prior to the acquisition or disposal of any capital asset not provided for in an Act providing appropriations to Commerce.

(Sec. 104) Extends requirements for NOAA to make and report to Congress on determinations regarding the identification and management of technical, cost, and schedule risk; the reliance on demonstrated technologies; and compliance with relevant policies, prior to entering into a contract for a major program with a life cycle cost of more than $250 million.

Specifies the life cycle costs for the Joint Polar Satellite System and for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series Program.

(Sec. 105) Permits Commerce to furnish services to facilitate the use or occupancy of Department of Commerce buildings.

(Sec. 106) States that grant recipients may continue to deter child pornography, copyright infringement, or any other unlawful activity over their networks.

(Sec. 107) Permits NOAA to use, with consent and reimbursement, resources of other federal, state, local, and international entities to carry out the responsibilities of any statute administered by NOAA.

(Sec. 108) Prohibits funds from being used to enforce or carry out activities under the Foreign Trade Zone regulation requiring uniform treatment for zone participants.

(Sec. 109) Prohibits Commerce from using funds to manage fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, unless the management activities are subject to state boundaries that are nine nautical miles seaward from the baseline from which the territorial sea of the United States is measured.

(Sec. 110) Prohibits the National Technical Information Service from charging for copies of reports or documents generated by the legislative branch unless the Service has provided information on how a copy may be obtained for free online. Requires any charge to be limited to the Service's cost.

(Sec. 111) Permits NOAA to work with federal and non-federal agencies and governments by entering into agreements; using land, services, equipment, personnel, and facilities provided by the entities; or receiving and expending funds made available on a consensual basis.

(Sec. 112) Permits Commerce to waive the requirement for bonds with respect to contracts for the construction, alteration, or repair of vessels under the Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of 1947.

(Sec. 113) Permits the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of the Census to use funds to enter into cooperative agreements to assist in improving statistical methodology and research.

Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2016

TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Provides FY2016 appropriations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for:

  • General Administration, including Salaries and Expenses, Justice Information Sharing Technology, Administrative Review and Appeals, and the Office of Inspector General;
  • the U.S. Parole Commission;
  • Legal Activities, including General Legal Activities, the Antitrust Division, U.S. Attorneys, the U.S. Trustee System Fund, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Fees and Expenses of Witnesses, the Community Relations Service, and the Assets Forfeiture Fund;
  • the U.S. Marshals Services, including for Construction and Federal Prisoner Detention;
  • the National Security Division;
  • Interagency Law Enforcement;
  • the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);
  • the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA);
  • the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and
  • the Federal Prison System, including for Buildings and Facilities and Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated.

Provide appropriations to the Office On Violence Against Women for Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs.

Provides appropriations to the Office of Justice Programs for: Research, Evaluation, and Statistics; State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance; Juvenile Justice Programs; and Public Safety Officer Benefits.

Provides appropriations for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs.

(Sec. 201) Provides additional funds to the Attorney General for official reception and representation expenses.

(Sec. 202) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to pay for an abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in the case of rape.

(Sec. 203) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to require any person to perform or facilitate the performance of an abortion.

(Sec. 204) Establishes the obligation of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services to an inmate receiving an abortion outside of a federal facility, except where this obligation conflicts with section 203 of this bill.

(Sec. 205) Sets forth requirements and procedures for transferring and reprogramming DOJ funds provided by this bill.

(Sec. 206) Permits the Attorney General to use specified ATF funds for retention pay for employees who would otherwise be subject to a pay reduction upon termination of the Personnel Management Demonstration Project.

(Sec. 207) Prohibits the FBI or the U.S. Marshals Services from using funds provided by this title to transport prisoners classified as maximum or high security, other than to a facility certified by the Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure.

(Sec. 208) Prohibits federal prisons from using funds provided by this bill to purchase or rent audiovisual equipment, services, and materials used primarily for recreational purposes, except for inmate training, religious, or educational purposes.

(Sec. 209) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used for major information technology projects unless the Deputy Attorney General and the Department Investment Review Board certify to Congress that the program: (1) has appropriate program management controls and contractor oversight mechanisms in place, and (2) is compatible with DOJ enterprise architecture.

(Sec. 210) Requires DOJ to follow reprogramming procedures for any deviation from the program amounts specified in this title or the accompanying report, or any use of deobligated funds provided by this title in previous years.

(Sec. 211) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this bill for a public-private competition for work performed by employees of the Bureau of Prisons or Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated.

(Sec. 212) Prohibits U.S. Attorneys from holding dual or additional responsibilities that exempt them from statutory residency requirements.

(Sec. 213) Permits specified percentages of grant and reimbursement program funds provided by this title for the Office of Justice Programs to be used for training and technical assistance, transferred to the National Institute of Justice or the Bureau of Justice Statistics for criminal justice research and statistics, and used for tribal criminal justice assistance.

(Sec. 214) Permits the Attorney General to waive matching requirements for Second Chance Act adult and juvenile reentry demonstration projects; state, tribal, and local reentry courts; drug treatment programs; and grants to protect inmates and safeguard communities.

(Sec. 215) Waives the requirement that DOJ reserve certain funds provided for offender incarceration for payments for incarceration on tribal lands.

(Sec. 216) Prohibits funds, other than funds for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System established under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, from being used to transfer an operable firearm to a known or suspected agent of a drug cartel if law enforcement personnel do not continuously monitor or control the firearm.

(Sec. 217) Requires DOJ to provide the DOJ Inspector General with timely access to records, documents, and other materials.

(Sec. 218) Exempts funds appropriated or administered by the Office on Violence Against Women from penalties required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act for states that have failed to adopt national standards for the detection, prevention, reduction, and punishment of prison rape.

(Sec. 219) Permits funds provided by this bill for the Office of Justice Programs to be used to participate in Performance Partnership Pilot collaboration programs.

Science Appropriations Act, 2016

TITLE III--SCIENCE

Provides appropriations to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Provides appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for:

  • Science;
  • Aeronautics;
  • Space Technology;
  • Exploration;
  • Space Operations;
  • Education;
  • Safety, Security, and Mission Services;
  • Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration; and
  • the Office of Inspector General.

Includes administrative provisions for NASA that:

  • Permit funds for any announced prize to remain available until the prize is claimed or the offer is withdrawn;
  • Establish the terms and conditions for the transfer of appropriations provided by this bill;
  • Require NASA to submit its spending plan at the theme, program, project, and activity level;
  • Require the spending plan or subsequent changes to be subject to reprogramming procedures; and
  • Permit specified expired funds to remain available through FY2025 for the closeout of all Space Shuttle contracts and associated programs.

Provides appropriations to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for:

  • Research and Related Activities,
  • Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction,
  • Education and Human Resources,
  • Agency Operations and Award Management,
  • the Office of the National Science Board, and
  • the Office of Inspector General.

Establishes thresholds for the transfer of appropriations provided by this bill to the NSF.

TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

Provides appropriations for the Commission on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, the Marine Mammal Commission, and the State Justice Institute.

Specifies restrictions, terms, and conditions on the use of funds by the Legal Services Corporation.

TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sets forth permissible, restricted, and prohibited uses for funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 501) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for publicity or propaganda purposes that are not authorized by Congress.

(Sec. 502) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly permitted in the bill.

(Sec. 503) Limits expenditures for consulting services to contracts where the expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, unless otherwise provided by law.

(Sec. 504) Provides that if any provision of this bill or the application of the provision is held invalid, the remainder of the bill is not affected.

(Sec. 505) Establishes restrictions and requirements for the reprogramming of funds provided by this bill.

(Sec. 506) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to award contracts or subcontracts to a person who has been found to have intentionally affixed a ''Made in America'' label to any product that was not made in America. Requires promotional items purchased using funds provided by this bill to be manufactured, produced, or assembled in the United States or its territories or possessions, to the extent it is practicable.

(Sec. 507) Requires Commerce, DOJ, the NSF, and NASA to provide quarterly reports to Congress regarding the status of balances of appropriations at the account level.

(Sec. 508) Requires costs incurred by agencies for personnel actions due to funding reductions in this bill to be absorbed within the budgetary resources available to the department or agency. Provides transfer authority between appropriation accounts to carry out this provision, subject to reprogramming procedures. Provides that, for the Department of Commerce, this section applies to actions taken for the care and protection of loan collateral or grant property.

(Sec. 509) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products or to seek the reduction or removal of foreign restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all products of the same type.

(Sec. 510) Establishes obligation limits and uses for funds from the Crime Victims Fund.

(Sec. 511) Prohibits DOJ from using funds provided by this bill to discriminate against or denigrate the religious or moral beliefs of students or the parents of students participating in programs for which financial assistance is provided.

(Sec. 512) Prohibits the transfer of funds provided by this bill to a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, unless the transfer is pursuant to an appropriations Act.

(Sec. 513) Provides that funds included in this this bill to implement E-Government Initiatives are subject to reprogramming procedures and requirements.

(Sec. 514) Establishes timetables and procedures for specified audits by Inspectors General of the departments and agencies funded in this bill. Requires recipients of grants or contracts funded by this bill to certify that no grant or contract funds will be provided to anyone with a financial interest in the recipient.

(Sec. 515) Prohibits Commerce, DOJ, NASA, or the NSF from using funds provided by this bill to acquire a high-impact information system unless supply chain risks have been reviewed and a mitigation strategy has been developed.

(Sec. 516) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to support or justify the use of torture by any official or contract employee of the U.S. government.

(Sec. 517) Prohibits the use of funds to require export licenses for exporting components, parts, or attachments for certain firearms to Canada.

(Sec. 518) Prohibits the use of funds to deny certain import applications for firearms, parts, or ammunition that are curios or relics. (Curios or relics are firearms which are of special interest to collectors by reason of some quality other than is associated with firearms intended for sporting use or as offensive or defensive weapons.)

(Sec. 519) Prohibits the use of funds to include specified patent provisions from the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement, or the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement in any new bilateral or multilateral trade agreement.

(Sec. 520) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this bill to authorize or issue a National Security Letter (NSL) in violation of specified laws authorizing the FBI to issue an NSL. (An NSL is a written directive, comparable to an administrative subpoena, used by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to demand certain information from third parties such as telecommunication providers, financial institutions, and consumer credit reporting agencies.)

(Sec. 521) Requires congressional notification regarding Commerce, DOJ, NSF, or NASA projects that total more than $75 million and are expected to have cost increases of at least 10%.

(Sec. 522) Deems funds provided by this bill for intelligence or intelligence related activities as authorized by Congress during FY2016 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2016.

(Sec. 523) Prohibits contracts or grant awards above $5 million unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies that the organization has filed all federal tax returns, has not been convicted of a criminal offense under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and has no unpaid federal tax assessment.

(Sec. 524) Rescinds specified unobligated balances from prior appropriations to DOJ.

(Sec. 525) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to purchase first class or premium airline travel in violation of specified federal travel regulations.

(Sec. 526) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to pay for the attendance of more than 50 department or agency employees at any single conference outside the United States, unless it is a law enforcement training or operational event where the majority of federal attendees are law enforcement personnel stationed outside the United States.

(Sec. 527) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used in a manner that is inconsistent with the principal negotiating objective of the United States with respect to trade remedy laws.

(Sec. 528) Prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release any individual detained at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo) who is not a U.S. citizen or member of the Armed Forces into the United States, its territories, or possessions.

(Sec. 529) Prohibits funding from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any U.S. facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo.

(Sec. 530) Requires, to the extent it is practicable, funds provided by this bill to be used to purchase light bulbs that are ''Energy Star'' qualified or have the ''Federal Energy Management Program'' designation

(Sec. 531) Requires the Office of Management and Budget to direct departments and agencies funded by this bill to track undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts and include specified details in annual performance and accountability reports.

(Sec. 532) Prohibits funds from being used to deny the importation of shotgun models if no application for the importation of models in the same configuration had been denied prior to January 1, 2011, on the basis that the shotgun was not particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.

(Sec. 533) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this bill for a computer network that does not block pornography, except for law enforcement purposes

(Sec. 534) Requires Commerce, DOJ, NASA, and the NSF to submit spending plans to Congress.

(Sec. 535) Requires the agencies funded by this bill to report specified details regarding conference spending to the Inspectors General.

(Sec. 536) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this bill to implement the Arms Trade Treaty regulating international trade in conventional arms until it is ratified by the Senate.

(Sec. 537) Requires all departments and agencies funded in this bill to link all contracts that provide award fees to successful acquisition outcomes.

(Sec. 538) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to pay award or incentive fees for contractors with performance that is below satisfactory or does not meet the basic requirements of the contract.

(Sec. 539) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for contract, memorandum of understanding, cooperative agreement, grant, or loan activities if the proposed recipient has been convicted of a felony criminal violation.

(Sec. 540) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for contract, memorandum of understanding, cooperative agreement, grant, or loan activities if the proposed recipient has unpaid federal tax liabilities.

(Sec. 541) Prohibits DOJ or the DEA from using funds provided by this bill in contravention of a provision of the Agricultural Act of 2014 that permits an institution of higher education or a state department of agriculture to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes.

(Sec. 542) Prohibits DOJ from using funds provided by this bill to prevent specified states, the District of Columbia, or Guam from implementing their own laws authorizing the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.