AMENDMENTS
(House of Representatives - June 26, 2012)

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                               AMENDMENTS

  Under clause 8 of rule XVIII, proposed amendments were submitted as 
follows:

                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Mr. Nadler

       Amendment No. 3: Page 75, line 7, after the dollar amount, 
     insert ``(increased by $460,000,000)''.
       Page 75, line 14, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $460,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 5972

                      Offered By: Mr. Diaz-Balart

       Amendment No. 4: Page 90, line 12, before the period insert 
     the following:
       Provided further, That unless explicitly provided for under 
     this heading, not to exceed 25 percent of any grant made with 
     funds appropriated under this heading may be expended for 
     public services (as such term is defined for purposes of 
     section 105 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
     1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305))

                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Mr. Bachus

       Amendment No. 5: Page 92, line 16, before the period insert 
     the following:
     : Provided further, That of the total amount provided under 
     this heading, up to $200,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended, shall be for necessary expenses for activities 
     authorized under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (42 
     U.S.C. 12721 et seq.) related to disaster relief, long-term 
     recovery, restoration of housing and infrastructure, and 
     economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed 
     areas resulting from a major disaster declared pursuant to 
     the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) in 2011: Provided 
     further, That such disaster relief funds shall be awarded 
     only to States and units of general local government that 
     were awarded funds under section 239 of Public Law 112-55 
     (125 Stat. 703), shall be awarded directly to such States and 
     units of general local government at the discretion of the 
     Secretary, and shall be awarded in accordance with such 
     formula or requirements as the Secretary shall establish, 
     except that such formula or requirements shall give 
     preference to awards based on a county's unmet housing needs 
     for renter occupied units: Provided further, That prior to 
     the obligation of such disaster relief funds a grantee shall 
     submit a plan to the Secretary detailing the proposed use of 
     all such funds, including criteria for eligibility and how 
     the use of these funds will address long-term recovery and 
     restoration of infrastructure: Provided further, That such 
     disaster relief funds may not be used for activities 
     reimbursable by, or for which funds are made available by, 
     the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the Army Corps of 
     Engineers: Provided further, That such disaster relief funds 
     allocated under this heading shall not be considered relevant 
     to the other non-disaster formula allocations under this 
     heading: Provided further, That a State or subdivision 
     thereof may use up to 5 percent of its allocation of such 
     disaster relief funds for administrative costs: Provided 
     further, That in administering such disaster relief funds 
     under this heading, the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
     Development may waive, or specify alternative requirements 
     for, any provision of any statute or regulation that the 
     Secretary administers in connection with the obligation by 
     the Secretary or the use by the recipient of these funds or 
     guarantees (except for requirements related to fair housing, 
     nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the environment), 
     upon a request by a State or subdivision thereof explaining 
     why such waiver is required to facilitate the use of such 
     funds or guarantees, if the Secretary finds that such waiver 
     would not be inconsistent with the overall purpose of the 
     HOME Investment Partnerships Act: Provided further, That the 
     Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any waiver of 
     any statute or regulation that the Secretary administers 
     pursuant to HOME Investment Partnerships Act no later than 5 
     days before the effective date of such waiver

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                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Mrs. Capps

       Amendment No. 6: Page 71, line 19, after the dollar amount, 
     insert ``(reduced by $10,000,000)''.
       Page 72, line 3, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
     by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 72, line 8, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
     by $5,000,000)''
       Page 72, line 20, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $3,000,000)''
       Page 102, line 2, after the first dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $10,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 5972

                     Offered By: Mr. Turner of Ohio

       Amendment No. 7: At the end of the bill (before the short 
     title), insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used to establish, issue, implement, administer, or 
     enforce any prohibition or restriction on the establishment 
     or effectiveness of any occupancy preference for veterans in 
     supportive housing for the elderly that (1) is provided 
     assistance by the Department of Housing and Urban 
     Development, and (2)(A) is or would be located on property of 
     the Department of Veterans Affairs, or (B) is subject to an 
     enhanced use lease with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Mr. Posey

       Amendment No. 8: At the end of the bill before the short 
     title, insert the following:
       Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used for the for the international highway technology 
     scanning program, a program within the international highway 
     transportation outreach program under section 506 of title 
     23, United States Code.

                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Mr. Denham

       Amendment No. 9: At the end of the bill, before the short 
     title, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used for high-speed rail in the State of California or for 
     the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

                               H.R. 5972

                         Offered By: Ms. Waters

       Amendment No. 10: Page 4, after line 2, insert the 
     following:

                  national infrastructure investments

       For capital investments in surface transportation 
     infrastructure, $500,000,000, to remain available through 
     September 30, 2014: Provided, That the Secretary of 
     Transportation shall distribute funds provided under this 
     heading as discretionary grants to be awarded to a State, 
     local government, transit agency, or a collaboration among 
     such entities on a competitive basis for projects that will 
     have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, 
     or a region: Provided further, That projects eligible for 
     funding provided under this heading shall include, but not be 
     limited to, highway or bridge projects eligible under title 
     23, United States Code; public transportation projects 
     eligible under chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code; 
     passenger and freight rail transportation projects; and port 
     infrastructure investments: Provided further, That the 
     Secretary shall give priority to projects which demonstrate 
     transportation benefits for existing systems or improve 
     interconnectivity between modes: Provided further, That the 
     Secretary may use up to 35 percent of the funds made 
     available under this heading for the purpose of paying the 
     subsidy and administrative costs of projects eligible for 
     Federal credit assistance under chapter 6 of title 23, United 
     States Code, if the Secretary finds that such use of the 
     funds would advance the purposes of this paragraph: Provided 
     further, That in distributing funds provided under this 
     heading, the Secretary shall take such measures so as to 
     ensure an equitable geographic distribution of funds, an 
     appropriate balance in addressing the needs of urban and 
     rural areas, and the investment in a variety of 
     transportation modes: Provided further, That a grant funded 
     under this heading shall be not less than $10,000,000 and not 
     greater than $200,000,000: Provided further, That not more 
     than 25 percent of the funds made available under this 
     heading may be awarded to projects in a single State: 
     Provided further, That the Federal share of the costs for 
     which an expenditure is made under this heading shall be, at 
     the option of the recipient, up to 80 percent: Provided 
     further, That not less than $120,000,000 of the funds 
     provided under this heading shall be for projects located in 
     rural areas: Provided further, That for projects located in 
     rural areas, the minimum grant size shall be $1,000,000 and 
     the Secretary may increase the Federal share of costs above 
     80 percent: Provided further, That projects conducted using 
     funds provided under this heading must comply with the 
     requirements of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, 
     United States Code: Provided further, That the Secretary 
     shall conduct a new competition to select the grants and 
     credit assistance awarded under this heading: Provided 
     further, That the Secretary may retain up to $20,000,000 of 
     the funds provided under this heading, and may transfer 
     portions of those funds to the Administrators of the Federal 
     Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, 
     the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Maritime 
     Administration, to fund the award and oversight of grants and 
     credit assistance made under the National Infrastructure 
     Investments program: Provided further, That the Secretary 
     shall give priority to projects that require a contribution 
     of Federal funds in order to complete an overall financing 
     package.

                               H.R. 5972

                       Offered By: Mr. McClintock

       Amendment No. 11: Page 90, line 15, after the dollar 
     amount, insert ``(reduced to $0)''.
       Page 150, Line 9, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $6,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 5972

                       Offered By: Mr. McClintock

       Amendment No. 12: Page 89, line 13, after the dollar 
     amount, insert ``(reduced to $0)''.
       Page 89, line 15, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by $3,344,000,000)''.
       Page 89, line 24, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(reduced by$60,000,000)''.
       Page 90, line 2, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
     by $3,960,000)''.
       Page 150, line 9, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $3,404,000,000)''.

                               H.R. 5972

                       Offered By: Mr. McClintock

       Amendment No. 13: At the end of the bill, before the short 
     title, insert the following:
       Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used for the Third Street Light Rail Phase 2 Central 
     Subway project in San Francisco, California.

                               H.R. 5972

                        Offered By: Mr. Quigley

       Amendment No. 14: At the end of the bill (before the short 
     title), insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to administer any provision of law that requires that 
     financial assistance for Federal-aid highway and highway 
     safety construction projects be withheld from a State that 
     has in effect a law or an order that limits the amount of 
     money an individual, who is doing business with a State 
     agency with respect to a Federal-aid highway project, may 
     contribute to a political campaign.

                               H.R. 5972

                      Offered By: Mr. Diaz-Balart

       Amendment No. 15: Page 90, line 12, before the period 
     insert the following:
     : Provided further, That unless explicitly provided for under 
     this heading, not to exceed 25 percent of any grant made with 
     funds appropriated under this heading may be expended for 
     public services (as such term is defined for purposes of 
     section 105 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
     1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305))