TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 95
(Senate - June 18, 2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 3250. Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Ms. Collins) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. 
Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 146, line 23, strike ``$1,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$3,000,000''.
       On page 172, line 25, strike ``and'' and insert ``, and 
     shall be available for''.
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  SA 3251. Mr. HOEVEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed 
to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 387, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:
       (3) The Secretary shall provide a waiver to exempt any 
     school from the whole grain requirements referred to 
     paragraph (1) not later than 30 days after the date on which 
     the Secretary receives from a school written notification 
     that the school would encounter a hardship in complying with 
     those whole grain requirements if the school identifies the 
     hardship is due to increased costs or difficulty procuring 
     the necessary items.
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  SA 3252. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Harkin, Mr. 
Leahy, Mr. Brown, Mr. Casey, Mr. Booker, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Kaine, Mr. 
Blumenthal, Mr. Franken, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Hirono, Ms. 
Warren, Mr. Markey, Mr. Coons, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Sanders) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. 
Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 298, beginning on line 22, strike ``not to exceed'' 
     and all that follows through the end of line 24 and insert 
     ``not to exceed $1,000,000 shall be available for necessary 
     expenses of a Healthy Food Financing Initiative to be carried 
     out by the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the 
     Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service; not to 
     exceed $25,120,000 shall be available for the Office of the 
     Assistant Secretary for Administration, of which 
     $24,311,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3253. Mr. CASEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title II of division A, insert 
     the following:
       Sec. __. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act--
       (1) the total amount made available under the heading 
     ``juvenile justice programs'' under the heading ``Office of 
     Justice Programs'' under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF 
     JUSTICE'' in this title shall be $294,500,000; and
       (2) the amount made available for youth mentoring grants 
     under paragraph (2) under the heading ``juvenile justice 
     programs'' under the heading ``Office of Justice Programs'' 
     under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'' in this title 
     shall be $90,000,000.
       (b) The amounts appropriated under this title (except for 
     amounts appropriated for the purposes described in subsection 
     (a)(2)) shall be reduced on a pro rata basis by the amount 
     necessary to reduce the total amount of such spending by 
     $37,000,000.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3254. Mr. BOOKER (for himself, Mr. Rockefeller, Mrs. Feinstein, 
Mr. Menendez, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Blumenthal, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Markey, 
Ms. Warren, Mr. Brown, Mrs. Boxer, Ms. Hirono, and Mr. Durbin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3244 
submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill H.R. 
4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 148, line 4, strike ``(a)'' and all that follows 
     through line 22.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3255. Mr. COATS (for himself and Mr. Cornyn) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. 
Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 156, between lines 19 and 20, insert the following:

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       Sec. 143.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to administer the National Highway Traffic Safety 
     Administration's National Roadside Survey.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3256. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Wicker, Mr. 
Inhofe, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Blunt) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3244 
submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill H.R. 
4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 101, strike lines 7 through 16 and insert the 
     following:
       Sec. 528. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act or any other Act may be used to 
     transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or 
     within the United States, its territories, or possessions 
     Khalid Sheik Mohammed or any other detainee who--
       (1) is not a United States citizen or a members of the 
     Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department 
     of Defense.
       (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available in this Act or any other Act may be used to 
     transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to 
     the custody or control of any foreign country or entity of 
     any detainee described in subsection (a) if--
       (1) such detainee has been recommended for continued law-
     of-war detention by the Guantanamo Review Task Force;
       (2) such country or entity is a country or entity to which 
     any individual who was detained at United States Naval 
     Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after September 11, 2001, was 
     transferred and such transferee was subsequently confirmed to 
     have engaged in any terrorist activity; or
       (3) such country has not fully honored its commitments to 
     the United States to monitor, detain, or control the travel 
     of individuals formerly detained at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department of Defense.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3257. Mr. ALEXANDER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PROHIBITION OF FUNDS FOR COLLEGE RATING SYSTEM.

       None of the funds made available under this Act or any 
     other Act shall be used to carry out (including develop, 
     refine, promulgate, publish, implement, administer, or 
     enforce) a Postsecondary Institution Ratings System or any 
     other performance system to rate institutions of higher 
     education.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3258. Mr. ALEXANDER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     shall be used by the National Labor Relations Board to 
     promulgate, administer, enforce, or otherwise implement any 
     rule or decision expanding or otherwise modifying an 
     employer's legal obligation--
       (1) to provide a labor organization with a list of names 
     and home addresses of employees eligible to vote in a labor 
     organization representation election under section 9 of the 
     National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159), in accordance 
     with the National Labor Relations Board's decision in 
     Excelsior Underwear, Inc. (156 N.L.R.B. 1236 (1966)); or
       (2) to enable labor organizations to electronically 
     communicate with employees, in accordance with the rights of 
     such employees under section 7 of the National Labor 
     Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 157).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3259. Mr. ALEXANDER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:


  protecting state control over academic content standards, academic 
                 achievement standards, and assessments

       Sec. ___. 
       None of the funds made available under this Act or any 
     other Act shall be used by the Department of Education or any 
     other Federal agency--
       (1) to mandate, direct, control, or exercise any direction 
     or supervision over the academic content standards or 
     academic achievement standards adopted or implemented by a 
     State;
       (2) to establish any criterion that specifies, defines, or 
     prescribes the standards or measures that States or local 
     educational agencies use to establish, implement, or improve 
     State academic content standards, State academic achievement 
     standards, or State assessments;
       (3) to establish any direct or indirect requirements that 
     States or local educational agencies adopt any particular 
     academic standards or assessments, including any academic 
     standards or assessments developed by a partnership of 
     States; or
       (4) to require or incentivize a State to enter into a 
     partnership with another State or States to develop or 
     implement academic content standards, academic achievement 
     standards, or assessments, including--
       (A) as a condition of approval of a State plan submitted 
     under section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6331 et seq.);
       (B) as a condition of an award of Federal funds under any 
     grant, contract, or cooperative agreement;
       (C) by awarding any additional points or providing any 
     preference in competitive grant programs; or
       (D) as a condition of approval of any request for waivers 
     of requirements under any provision of Federal law.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3260. Mr. ALEXANDER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. (a) Section 1311(c)(5) of the Patient Protection 
     and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031(c)(5)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following:
       ``(C) in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury 
     and the Secretary of Labor, submit to the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate, the Committee on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives, and the authorizing 
     committees of jurisdiction of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives and make available to State governors, State 
     insurance commissioners, and the public, reports concerning 
     consumer interactions with the Internet website maintained by 
     the Federal Government for health insurance coverage 
     (healthcare.gov or any subsequent Internet site (or sites) 
     that is established in whole or in part by the Federal 
     Government to facilitate enrollment in qualified health 
     plans, the receipt of advance premium tax credits or cost 
     sharing reduction assistance, or comparisons of available 
     qualified health plans) and any efforts undertaken to remedy 
     problems that impact taxpayers and consumers, such reports--
       ``(i) to be submitted not later than--

       ``(I) the first Monday after the date of enactment of this 
     subparagraph; and
       ``(II)(aa) except during the period between November 15, 
     2014, and February 15, 2015, the first Monday of each month 
     thereafter through December 2015 (or the next business day 
     when Monday occurs on a Federal holiday); and
       ``(bb) during the period between November 15, 2014, and 
     February 15, 2015, each Monday (or the next business day when 
     Monday occurs on a Federal holiday); and

       ``(ii) to include a State-by-State break down of--

       ``(I) the number of unique website visits;
       ``(II) the number of individuals who create an account;
       ``(III) the number of individuals who have selected a 
     qualified health plan;
       ``(IV) the number of individuals who enrolled in Medicaid, 
     and, of such number, the number who became eligible to enroll 
     because of changes in eligibility effected under this Act and 
     the number who otherwise were eligible to enroll;
       ``(V) the number of individuals who have effectuated 
     enrollment in a qualified health plan through payment of the 
     first monthly premium;
       ``(VI) the age of individuals who have effectuated 
     enrollment in a qualified health plan through payment of the 
     first monthly premium;
       ``(VII) the number of enrollees in each zip code; and
       ``(VIII) the level of coverage obtained.''.

       (b) Section 1311(i) of the Patient Protection and 
     Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18031(i)) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       ``(7) Public availability of list of navigators.--Not later 
     than 5 days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, 
     the Secretary shall make available to Congress, State 
     attorneys general, State insurance commissioners, and the 
     public a list of all

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     navigators and certified application counselors that have 
     been trained and certified by Exchanges, including contact 
     information for all navigator entities and their partner 
     organizations, including subcontractors. Such list shall be 
     updated by the Secretary on a monthly basis through December 
     31, 2015.''.
       (c) Section 1312(e) of the Patient Protection and 
     Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. 18032(e)) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following flush sentence: ``Not later than 5 
     days after the date of the enactment of this sentence, the 
     Secretary shall make available on the Internet website 
     maintained by the Federal Government for health insurance 
     coverage (healthcare.gov or any subsequent Internet site (or 
     sites) that is established in whole or in part by the Federal 
     Government to facilitate enrollment in qualified health 
     plans, the receipt of tax credits or cost sharing reduction 
     assistance, or comparisons of available qualified health 
     plans) a list of all agents and brokers who have been trained 
     and certified by the Federal Exchange, including their name, 
     business address (if available), and phone number. Such list 
     shall be updated on a monthly basis through December 31, 
     2015.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3261. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed to amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to 
be proposed to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 275, between lines 22 and 23, insert the following:
       Sec. 247. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available under this title may be used by any recipient 
     of such funds to discriminate against any person because that 
     person is a member of the uniformed services.
       (b) Any person or entity, acting in good faith, that has 
     knowledge of any instance in which a recipient of funds under 
     this title has discriminated or is discriminating against a 
     member of the uniformed services may file a complaint against 
     such recipient with the Office of Inspector General for the 
     Department of Housing and Urban Development.
       (c) For purposes of this section, the term ``member of the 
     uniformed services'' means an individual who--
       (1) is a member of--
       (A) the uniformed services (as defined in section 101 of 
     title 10, United States Code); or
       (B) the National Guard in State status under title 32, 
     United States Code; or
       (2) was discharged or released from service in the 
     uniformed services (as so defined) or the National Guard in 
     such status under conditions other than dishonorable.
       (d) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit 
     the use or availability of any funds appropriated or 
     otherwise made available under this title for programs, 
     activities, or accounts that assist or provide housing to 
     members of the uniformed services.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3262. Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. Coats, Mr. Schatz, Mr. 
Blunt, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Hirono, and Mr. Franken) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to approve a new foreign air carrier permit under 
     sections 41301 through 41305 of title 49, United States Code, 
     or an exemption application under section 40109 of that title 
     of an air carrier already holding an air operators 
     certificate issued by a country that is party to the U.S.-
     E.U.-Iceland-Norway Air Transport Agreement where such 
     approval would contravene United States law or Article 17 bis 
     of the U.S.-E.U.-Iceland-Norway Air Transport Agreement.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3263. Mr. McCAIN (for himself, Mr. Flake, Mr. Heller, and Mr. 
Reid) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 
3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed to the bill 
H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 142, after line 21, add the following:
       Sec. ___.  It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) Interstate Route 11 would significantly enhance for the 
     western United States--
       (A) commerce;
       (B) tourism;
       (C) international trade;
       (D) economic vitality; and
       (E) competitiveness on the global stage;
       (2) Interstate Route 11 would connect communities and 
     economic systems in the States of Arizona and Nevada, 
     including--
       (A) the 2 largest cities in the United States without an 
     Interstate connection;
       (B) major trade hubs;
       (C) existing and future domestic and international deep-
     water ports; and
       (D) transcontinental roadways and railroad corridors;
       (3) Interstate Route 11 would improve safety and travel 
     time in north-south corridors of the western United States;
       (4) the establishment of Interstate Route 11 from the 
     southern border of the State of Arizona through the State of 
     Nevada and, ultimately, to the Canadian border would enhance 
     the economic vitality of the western United States; and
       (5) the States of Arizona and Nevada, metropolitan planning 
     organizations (as defined in section 134(b) of title 23, 
     United States Code), and other local leaders and stakeholders 
     should be encouraged to continue their efforts to advance the 
     Interstate Route 11 project.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3264. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed 
to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 324, line 17, insert before the period at the end 
     the following: ``: Provided further, That of the amounts made 
     available under this heading, $2,000,000 shall remain 
     available until expended for the Chief of the Natural 
     Resources Conservation Service to reduce the backlog of 
     undetermined wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, with 
     funds divided proportionately among States based on the 
     number of undetermined wetlands in each State as of the date 
     of enactment of this Act, and made available in addition to 
     any other funds for this purpose''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3265. Mrs. SHAHEEN (for herself, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Manchin, and Mr. 
Johnson of Wisconsin) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  No funds made available under this Act may be 
     used to create or operate a checkpoint that exclusively 
     targets motorcycle operators and motorcycle passengers.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3266. Mr. GRAHAM (for himself, Mr. Scott, Mr. Isakson, and Mr. 
Chambliss) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce 
and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of title VII, add the following:
       Sec. 7__.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to pay the salaries and expenses of personnel of the 
     Federal Crop Insurance Corporation or the Risk Management 
     Agency to carry out a downward trending adjustment on the 
     actual production history of a producer with respect to the 
     yield of a perennial crop, including peaches, the yield of 
     which is determined under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) using a 5-year database.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3267. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title VII of division ____, add the 
     following:
       Sec. ___.  To expedite emergency feed assistance that is 
     needed to address emergency drought conditions in any State, 
     the Secretary of Agriculture shall complete all requirements 
     under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 
     (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) that are necessary to make emergency 
     haying and grazing decisions on acres enrolled under a 
     contract for the conservation reserve program established 
     under subchapter B of chapter 1 of subtitle D of title XII of 
     the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831 et seq.) in a 
     State, not later than 30 days after receiving such a request.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3268. Ms. BALDWIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by

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her to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act may be used to negotiate an agreement 
     that includes a waiver of requirements under chapter 83 of 
     title 41, United States Code (popularly known as the ``Buy 
     American Act'').
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3269. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. NO BUDGET, NO PAY.

       (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Member of 
     Congress''--
       (1) has the meaning given under section 2106 of title 5, 
     United States Code; and
       (2) does not include the Vice President.
       (b) Timely Approval of Concurrent Resolution on the Budget 
     and the Appropriations Bills.--If both Houses of Congress 
     have not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget as 
     described under section 301 of the Congressional Budget and 
     Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 632) for a fiscal 
     year before October 1 of that fiscal year and have not passed 
     all the regular appropriations bills for the next fiscal year 
     before October 1 of that fiscal year, the pay of each Member 
     of Congress may not be paid for each day following that 
     October 1 until the date on which both Houses of Congress 
     approve a concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal 
     year and all the regular appropriations bills.
       (c) No Pay Without Concurrent Resolution on the Budget and 
     the Appropriations Bills.--
       (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, no funds may be appropriated or otherwise be made 
     available from the United States Treasury for the pay of any 
     Member of Congress during any period determined by the 
     Chairpersons of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the Senate or the Chairpersons of the 
     Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives under subsection (d).
       (2) No retroactive pay.--A Member of Congress may not 
     receive pay for any period determined by the Chairpersons of 
     the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate or the Chairpersons of the 
     Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives under subsection (d), at any 
     time after the end of that period.
       (d) Determinations.--
       (1) Senate.--
       (A) Request for certifications.--On October 1 of each year, 
     the Secretary of the Senate shall submit a request to the 
     Chairpersons of the Committee on the Budget and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the Senate for certification of 
     determinations made under subparagraph (B) (i) and (ii).
       (B) Determinations.--The Chairpersons of the Committee on 
     the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate 
     shall--
       (i) on October 1 of each year, make a determination of 
     whether Congress is in compliance with subsection (b) and 
     whether Senators may not be paid under that subsection;
       (ii) determine the period of days following each October 1 
     that Senators may not be paid under subsection (b); and
       (iii) provide timely certification of the determinations 
     under clauses (i) and (ii) upon the request of the Secretary 
     of the Senate.
       (2) House of representatives.--
       (A) Request for certifications.--On October 1 of each year, 
     the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
     Representatives shall submit a request to the Chairpersons of 
     the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives for 
     certification of determinations made under subparagraph (B) 
     (i) and (ii).
       (B) Determinations.--The Chairpersons of the Committee on 
     the Budget and the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives shall--
       (i) on October 1 of each year, make a determination of 
     whether Congress is in compliance with subsection (b) and 
     whether Members of the House of Representatives may not be 
     paid under that subsection;
       (ii) determine the period of days following each October 1 
     that Members of the House of Representatives may not be paid 
     under subsection (b); and
       (iii) provide timely certification of the determinations 
     under clauses (i) and (ii) upon the request of the Chief 
     Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
       (e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on 
     February 1, 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3270. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used to promulgate or enforce any regulation that 
     mandates the installation or use of an event data recorder in 
     a light duty, noncommercial, passenger motor vehicle.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3271. Mrs. FISCHER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Board of Directors of the First 
     Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) shall submit a report 
     to Congress that includes--
       (1) the amount of money expended by FirstNet since its 
     establishment under section 6204 of the Middle Class Tax 
     Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-96);
       (2) a description of FirstNet's cumulative accomplishments; 
     and
       (3) a timetable for deploying a functioning nationwide, 
     interoperable, public safety broadband network.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3272. Mrs. FISCHER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used by the National Highway Traffic Safety 
     Administration to regulate, adopt guidelines with respect to, 
     or prescribe the design of mobile application software 
     (apps), devices, or other mobile connected vehicle 
     technologies, except for software whose primary purpose is 
     integral to the operation of a motor vehicle.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3273. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. _.  Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Natural Gas Vehicles.--Not later than 90 days after 
     the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall 
     issue regulations to allow a vehicle, if operated by an 
     engine fueled primarily by natural gas, to exceed any vehicle 
     weight limit under this section by an amount that is equal to 
     the difference between--
       ``(1) the weight of the vehicle attributable to the natural 
     gas tank and fueling system carried by that vehicle; and
       ``(2) the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling 
     system.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3274. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       In section 718 of division __, strike ``Sec. 718. None of 
     the funds'' and all that follows through the end of paragraph 
     (1) and insert the following:
       Sec. 718. (a) There is appropriated to the Secretary of 
     Agriculture, out of funds of the Treasury not otherwise 
     appropriated, $12,000,000 to carry out section 14 of the 
     Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. 
     1012).
       (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this or any other Act shall be used to pay the 
     salaries and expenses of personnel to carry out the 
     following:
       (1) The biorefinery, renewable chemical, and biobased 
     product manufacturing assistance program established under 
     section 9003 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 
     2002 (7 U.S.C. 8103) in excess of $38,000,000 of funds of the 
     Commodity Credit Corporation for fiscal year 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3275. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of

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Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 153, between lines 2 and 3, insert the following:

     SEC. 134. COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE SKILLS TESTING REPORT.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) In general.--The Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall conduct a study to determine--
       (A) the Commercial Driver's License (referred to in this 
     section as ``CDL'') skills testing procedures used by each 
     State;
       (B) whether States using the procedures described in 
     paragraph (2)(A) have reduced testing wait times, on average, 
     compared to the procedures described in subparagraphs (B) and 
     (C) of paragraph (2);
       (C) for each of the 3 CDL skills testing procedures 
     described in paragraph (2)--
       (i) the average time between a CDL applicant's request for 
     a CDL skills test and such test in States using such 
     procedure;
       (ii) the failure rate of CDL applicants in States using 
     such procedure; and
       (iii) the average time between a CDL applicant's request to 
     retake a CDL skills test and such test; and
       (D) the total economic impact of CDL skills testing delays.
       (2) Skills testing procedures.--The procedures described in 
     this paragraph are--
       (A) third party testing, using nongovernmental contractors 
     to proctor CDL skills tests on behalf of the State;
       (B) modified third party testing, administering CDL skills 
     tests at State testing facilities, community colleges, or a 
     limited number of third parties; and
       (C) State testing, administering CDL skills tests only at 
     State-owned facilities.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit a 
     report to Congress that contains the results of the study 
     conducted pursuant to subsection (a).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3276. Mr. COONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 157, line 24, strike ``$1,390,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$1,620,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3277. Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be 
proposed to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 115, line 9, insert ``: Provided, That the 
     Secretary of Transportation shall use up to $1,500,000 of the 
     amounts made available under this heading to increase the 
     number of projects published in the Federal Infrastructure 
     Projects Permitting Dashboard'' before the period at the end.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3278. Mr. LEAHY (for himself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Casey, 
Mrs. Gillibrand, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Ayotte, Mrs. Shaheen, 
Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, and Mr. King) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for 
the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___. None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to limit or prohibit the use of wood boards for 
     cheese aging or ripening on an industry-wide basis before the 
     Commissioner of Food and Drugs ensures that the public has an 
     opportunity to review and comment on the policy of the Food 
     and Drug Administration regarding good handling practices for 
     cheese aging and the use of wood boards for cheese aging and 
     ripening, including public comment on the relative economic 
     impact of such use, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs 
     reports to the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee 
     on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives on the agency's consideration of public 
     review and comment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3279. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. None of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this Act may be used by the Bureau of the 
     Census to conduct the 2020 decennial census of population 
     unless the questionnaires used for such census include 
     questions to ascertain United States citizenship and 
     immigration stauts.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3280. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
     none of the funds made available under this Act may be used 
     to carry out Operation Choke Point.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3281. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, add the following:
       Sec. __. None of the funds made available under this Act 
     shall be used to enforce the amendments to section 801 of the 
     Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 381) made by 
     section 708 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and 
     Innovation Act (Public Law 112-144; 126 Stat. 1068) or to 
     implement subsection (d) of such section 708 (21 U.S.C. 381 
     note).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3282. Mr. VITTER (for himself and Mr. Heller) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. None of the funds made available under this Act 
     shall be used to provide housing assistance benefits for an 
     individual who is convicted of aggravated sexual abuse under 
     section 2241 of title 18, United States Code, murder under 
     section 1111 of title 18, United States Code, an offense 
     under chapter 110 of title 18, United States Code, or any 
     other Federal or State offense involving sexual assault, as 
     defined in 40002(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 
     (42 U.S.C. 13925(a)).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3283. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. No funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
     under this Act may be used by the Federal Housing 
     Administration to reduce the mortgage insurance premiums 
     charged and collected under title II of the National Housing 
     Act (12 U.S.C. 1707 et seq.) for the insurance of mortgages.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3284. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed 
to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. 529A. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available in this Act may be used to construct, modify, or 
     operate facilities at Thomson Correctional Facility, 
     Illinois, for purposes of any operations of the Department of 
     Defense at such facilities.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3285. Mr. WALSH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

[[Page S3820]]

       Sec. __. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
     none of the funds made available in this Act to the 
     Department of Justice or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
     Firearms, and Explosives may be used, with respect to 
     registered medicinal marijuana patients in the States of 
     Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, 
     Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, 
     Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, 
     Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New 
     Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, 
     South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and 
     Wisconsin, to enforce the provisions of subsection (d)(3) or 
     (g)(3) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, 
     against a registered medicinal marijuana patient based on 
     either the status of the patient as a registered medicinal 
     marijuana patient or the lawful use of medicinal marijuana 
     under the laws of the State in which the patient resides.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3286. Ms. AYOTTE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 3244 submitted by Ms. Mikulski and intended to be proposed 
to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 7, line 11, strike ``$252,200,000'' and insert 
     ``$242,761,000''.
       On page 7, line 17, strike ``$896,744,000'' and insert 
     ``$863,183,000''.
       On page 12, line 4, strike ``$685,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$673,583,000''.
       On page 12, line 14, strike ``$156,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$153,400,000''.
       On page 12, line 15, strike ``$141,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$138,650,000''.
       On page 12, line 17, strike ``$15,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$14,750,000''.
       On page 13, line 1, strike ``$59,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$58,017,000''.
       On page 23, line 16, strike ``$115,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$110,000,000''.
       On page 45, line 20, strike ``$1,149,500,000'' and insert 
     ``$1,216,500,000''.
       On page 45, line 22, strike`` $376,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$443,000,000''.
       On page 68, line 18, strike ``$5,200,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$5,198,836,000''.
       On page 69, line 19, strike ``$551,100,000'' and insert 
     ``$550,977,000''.
       On page 70, line 8, strike ``$580,200,000'' and insert 
     ``$580,070,000''.
       On page 70, line 22, strike ``$4,367,700,000'' and insert 
     ``$4,366,722,000''.
       On page 70, line 24, strike ``$1,200,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$1,199,731,000''.
       On page 71, line 1, strike ``$2,051,300,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,050,841,000''.
       On page 71, line 6, strike ``$1,700,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$1,699,619,000''.
       On page 71, line 7, strike ``$351,300,000'' and insert 
     ``$351,221,000''.
       On page 72, line 3, strike ``$805,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$804,820,000''.
       On page 72, line 4, strike ``$311,400,000'' and insert 
     ``$311,330,000''.
       On page 72, line 19, strike ``$3,830,800,000'' and insert 
     ``$3,829,942,000''.
       On page 73, line 6, strike ``$108,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$107,976,000''.
       On page 74, line 1, strike ``$2,778,600,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,777,978,000''.
       On page 74, line 11, strike ``$446,100,000'' and insert 
     ``$446,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3287. Ms. AYOTTE (for herself and Mrs. Shaheen) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 4660, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, 
and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and 
for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 67, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:
       Sec. 221. (a) Subsection (a) of section 104 of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking ``and'' at the 
     end of paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end of 
     paragraph (5) and inserting ``; and'', and by inserting after 
     paragraph (5) the following new paragraph:
       ``(6) amounts received pursuant to--
       ``(A) section 1201 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
     Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796); or
       ``(B) a program established under the laws of any State 
     which provides monetary compensation for surviving dependents 
     of a public safety officer who has died as the direct and 
     proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line 
     of duty.''.
       (b) The amendments made by this section shall apply to 
     amounts received after December 31, 2011.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3288. Mr. REID (for Ms. Murkowski) proposed an amendment to the 
bill S. 1237, to improve the administration of programs in the insular 
areas, and for other purposes; as follows:

       Beginning on page 63, strike line 14 and all that follows 
     through page 75, line 22.
       On page 75, line 23, strike ``8'' and insert ``7''.
       On page 76, line 6, strike ``9'' and insert ``8''.
       Beginning on page 77, strike line 12 and all that follows 
     through page 78, line 17.
       On page 78, line 18, strike ``11'' and insert ``9''.
       On page 79, line 3, strike ``12'' and insert ``10''.
       On page 79, line 18, strike ``13'' and insert ``11''.
       On page 80, line 8, strike ``14'' and insert ``12''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3289. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill H.R. 4660, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title II of division A, insert 
     the following:
       Sec. __. None of the funds made available under this Act to 
     the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the 
     States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, 
     Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, 
     Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, 
     Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, 
     New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, 
     South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and 
     Wisconsin, to prevent such States from implementing their own 
     State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, 
     or cultivation of medical marijuana.

                          ____________________