TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 146
(Senate - November 15, 2012)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2923. Mr. COATS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 3254, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2013 for military activities of the Department

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of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of 
the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

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

     SEC. 314. INDEMNIFICATION OF TRANSFEREES OF PROPERTY AT ANY 
                   CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATION.

       Section 330 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``pursuant to a base 
     closure law'' and inserting ``after October 24, 1988, the 
     date of the enactment of the Defense Authorization Amendments 
     and Base Closure and Realignment Act (Public Law 100-526; 10 
     U.S.C. 2687 note)''; and
       (2) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (3).
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  SA 2924. Mr. MANCHIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 3254, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 175, line 10, insert after ``in order'' the 
     following ``to provide for the standardization of 
     identification credentials required for eligibility, 
     enrollment, transactions, and updates across all Department 
     of Defense installations and''.
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  SA 2925. Mr. MANCHIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 3254, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

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

     SEC. 577. REPORT ON CONTINUING MAINTENANCE OF ARMY FAMILY 
                   READINESS SUPPORT ASSISTANTS THROUGH DURATION 
                   OF COMBAT OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report on 
     the feasibility and advisability of maintaining the Family 
     Readiness Support Assistant position at the battalion level 
     for all battalion-sized units of the Army, regardless of 
     deployment status, until the date that is 180 days after the 
     end of combat operations in Afghanistan.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the costs associated with maintaining 
     the Family Readiness Support Assistant position at the 
     battalion level for all battalion-sized units of the Army, 
     regardless of deployment status, until the date that is 180 
     days after the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.
       (2) An assessment of the costs and other consequences 
     associated with the elimination of the Family Readiness 
     Support Assistant position for non-deployed battalion-sized 
     unit of the Army, including an assessment of the costs 
     associated with the turnover of Family Readiness Support 
     Assistants between deployments and an assessment of the 
     processes to be required to hire new Family Readiness Support 
     Assistants for units being deployed.
       (3) A description of the programs to be funded using 
     amounts, if any, saved through the elimination of the Family 
     Readiness Support Assistant position for non-deployed 
     battalion-sized units of the Army.
       (4) The rationale for the determination of the Army to 
     classify Family Readiness Support Assistant positions for 
     non-deployed units as non-mission essential.
       (5) A detailed description of the employment status of 
     spouses of members of the Army who are eligible for service 
     as Family Readiness Support Assistants for battalion-sized 
     units, including a detailed description of the manner in 
     which the employment status of such spouses was ascertained.
       (6) An assessment of the anticipated effects of the use of 
     volunteers as Family Readiness Support Assistants on non-
     deployed units of the Army.
       (7) A description of the input from commanders relied upon 
     by the Army to cease the use of Readiness Support Assistant 
     positions for non-deployed units, including the command level 
     from which such input arose.
       (8) An assessment of levels of stress among families of 
     members of the Army, including information on divorce rates, 
     suicide rates, and domestic violence and abuse.
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  SA 2926. Ms. LANDRIEU (for Mr. Alexander) proposed an amendment to 
the bill S. 1440, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of 
pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to 
reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity; as follows:

       On page 16, strike line 11 and all that follows through 
     line 6 on page 17.
       On page 17, line 17, strike ``shall'' and insert ``may''.
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  SA 2927. Mr. KYL (for himself and Mr. Udall of New Mexico) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 3254, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XXXI, add the following:

                       Subtitle D--Other Matters

     SEC. 3141. CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY PANEL ON THE GOVERNANCE 
                   STRUCTURE OF THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY 
                   ADMINISTRATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER 
                   FEDERAL AGENCIES.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established a congressional 
     advisory panel (in this section referred to as the ``advisory 
     panel'') to assess the feasibility and advisability of, and 
     make recommendations with respect to, revising the governance 
     structure of the National Nuclear Security Administration (in 
     this section referred to as the ``Administration'') to permit 
     the Administration to operate more effectively and 
     independently of the Department of Energy while reporting to 
     the President through the Secretary of Energy.
       (b) Composition.--
       (1) Membership.--The advisory panel shall be composed of 12 
     members appointed as follows:
       (A) Three by the chairman of the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the House of Representatives.
       (B) Three by the ranking minority member of the Committee 
     on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.
       (C) Three by the chairman of the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the Senate.
       (D) Three by the ranking minority member of the Committee 
     on Armed Services of the Senate.
       (2) Chairman; vice chairman.--
       (A) Chairman.--The chairman of the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the House of Representatives and the chairman of 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate shall jointly 
     designate one member of the advisory panel to serve as 
     chairman of the advisory panel.
       (B) Vice chairman.--The ranking minority member of the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives 
     and the ranking minority member of the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the Senate shall jointly designate one member of 
     the advisory panel to serve as vice chairman of the advisory 
     panel.
       (3) Period of appointment; vacancies.--Each member of the 
     advisory panel shall be appointed for a term of one year and 
     may be reappointed for an additional term of one year. Any 
     vacancy in the advisory panel shall be filled in the same 
     manner as the original appointment.
       (c) Cooperation From Federal Agencies.--
       (1) Cooperation.--The advisory panel shall receive the full 
     and timely cooperation of the Secretary of Defense, the 
     Secretary of Energy, and any other Federal official in 
     providing the advisory panel with analyses, briefings, and 
     other information necessary for the advisory panel to carry 
     out its duties under this section.
       (2) Access to information.--Members of the advisory panel 
     shall have access to all information, including classified 
     information, necessary to carry out the duties of the 
     advisory panel under this section. The security clearance 
     process shall be expedited for members and staff of the 
     advisory panel to the extent necessary to permit the advisory 
     panel to carry out its duties under this section.
       (3) Liaison.--The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
     Energy shall each designate at least one officer or employee 
     of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, 
     respectively, to serve as a liaison officer between the 
     department and the advisory panel.
       (d) Report Required.--Not later than 120 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the advisory panel shall 
     submit to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the 
     Secretary of Energy, the Committee on Armed Services of the 
     Senate, and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the feasibility and advisability 
     of revising the governance structure of the Administration to 
     permit the Administration to operate more effectively and 
     independently of the Department of Energy while reporting to 
     the President through the Secretary of Energy. The report 
     shall include the following:
       (1) Recommendations with respect to the following:
       (A) The organization and structure of the Administration, 
     including the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the 
     Administration and mechanisms for holding the Administration 
     accountable.

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       (B) The allocation of roles and responsibilities with 
     respect to the safety and security of the nuclear weapons 
     complex.
       (C) The relationship of the Administration to the National 
     Security Council, the Nuclear Weapons Council, the Department 
     of Energy, the Department of Defense, the national security 
     laboratories, and other Federal agencies, as appropriate.
       (D) The role of the Administration in the interagency 
     process for planning, programming, and budgeting with respect 
     to the nuclear weapons complex.
       (E) Legislative changes necessary for revising the 
     governance structure of the Administration.
       (F) The appropriate structure for oversight of the 
     Administration by congressional committees.
       (G) The length of the term of the Administrator for Nuclear 
     Security.
       (H) The authority of the Administrator to appoint senior 
     members of the Administrator's staff.
       (I) Whether the nonproliferation activities of the 
     Administration on the day before the date of the enactment of 
     this Act should remain with the Administration or be 
     transferred to another agency.
       (J) Infrastructure, rules, and standards that will better 
     protect the safety and health of nuclear workers, while also 
     permitting those workers the appropriate freedom to 
     efficiently and safely carry out their mission.
       (K) Legislative or regulatory changes required to improve 
     contracting best practices in order to reduce the cost of 
     programs without eroding mission requirements.
       (2) An assessment of how revisions to the governance 
     structure of the Administration will lead to a more mission-
     focused management structure capable of keeping programs on 
     schedule and within cost estimates.
       (3) An assessment of the disadvantages and benefits of each 
     organizational structure for the Administration considered by 
     the advisory panel.
       (4) An assessment of how the national security laboratories 
     can expand basic science in support of ancillary national 
     security missions in a manner that mutually reinforces the 
     stockpile stewardship mission of the Administration and 
     encourages the retention of top performers.
       (5) An assessment of how to better retain and recruit 
     personnel, including recommendations for creating an improved 
     professional culture that emphasizes the scientific, 
     engineering, and national security objectives of the United 
     States.
       (6) Any other information or recommendations relating to 
     revising the governance structure of the Administration that 
     the advisory panel considers appropriate.
       (e) Funding.--Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated 
     for fiscal year 2013 and made available to the Department of 
     Defense pursuant to this Act, not more than $1,000,000 shall 
     be made available to the advisory panel to carry out this 
     section.

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