NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019
(House of Representatives - May 23, 2018)

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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)]
[Pages H4606-H4673]
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        NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019


                             General Leave

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks 
and insert extraneous material on H.R. 5515.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Amodei). Is there objection to the 
request of the gentleman from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 908 and rule 
XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House 
on the state of the Union for the further consideration of the bill, 
H.R. 5515.
  Will the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Poe) kindly resume the chair.

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                     In the Committee of the Whole

  Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union for the further consideration of 
the bill (H.R. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 
for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military 
construction, to prescribe

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military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes, with Mr. Poe of Texas (Acting Chair) in the chair.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The Acting CHAIR. When the Committee of the Whole rose earlier today 
pursuant to House Resolution 905, amendment No. 5 printed in House 
Report 115-698 offered by the gentleman from California (Mr. Garamendi) 
had been disposed of.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 908, no further amendment to the bill, 
as amended, shall be in order except those printed in House Report 115-
702 and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of House Resolution 
908.
  Each further amendment printed in the report shall be considered only 
in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be 
debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and 
controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the 
question.
  It shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on 
Armed Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting 
of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments 
en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Armed Services or their respective designees, shall 
not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question.


      Amendments En Bloc No. 1 Offered by Mr. Thornberry of Texas

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, pursuant to House Resolution 908, I 
offer amendments en bloc.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendments en bloc.
  Amendments en bloc No. 1 consisting of amendment Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 
7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 
30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 
52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60 printed in House Report 115-702, 
offered by Mr. Thornberry of Texas:


  amendment no. 1 offered by ms. michelle lujan grisham of new mexico

       At the end subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
     section:

     SEC. 2__. COLLABORATION BETWEEN DEFENSE LABORATORIES, 
                   INDUSTRY, AND ACADEMIA; OPEN CAMPUS PROGRAM.

       (a) Collaboration.--The Secretary of Defense may carry out 
     activities to prioritize innovative collaboration between 
     Department of Defense laboratories, industry, and academia.
       (b) Open Campus Program.--In carrying out subsection (a), 
     the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Commander of the 
     Air Force Research Laboratory, may develop and implement an 
     open campus program for the Laboratory which shall be modeled 
     after the open campus program of the Army Research 
     Laboratory.


  amendment no. 2 offered by ms. michelle lujan grisham of new mexico

       At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
     section:

     SEC. 2__. ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PERSONNEL OF 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE LABORATORIES.

       In order to promote a strong, lasting foundation for the 
     national innovation ecosystem and increase the positive 
     economic and social impact of federally funded research, the 
     Secretary of Defense may--
       (1) carry out a program (commonly known as an ``I-Corps 
     program'') under which entrepreneurship and commercialization 
     education, training, and mentoring is provided to personnel 
     of Department of Defense laboratories; and
       (2) determine eligibility requirements for the program.


           amendment no. 4 offered by mr. suozzi of new york

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

     SEC. 3__. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION 
                   PROGRAMS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The Department of Defense has identified nearly 39,500 
     sites that fall under the installation restoration program 
     sites and munitions response sites.
       (2) The installation response program addresses 
     contamination from hazardous substances, pollutants, or 
     contaminants and active military installations, formerly used 
     defense site properties, and base realignment and closure 
     locations in the United States.
       (3) Munitions response sites are known or suspected to 
     contain unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, or 
     munitions constitutes are addressed through the military 
     munitions response program.
       (4) The installation restoration program sites and 
     munitions response sites have had significant impacts on 
     state and local governments that have had to bear the 
     increased costs of environmental degradation, notably 
     groundwater contamination, and local populations that have 
     had to live with the consequences of contaminated drinking, 
     including increased health concerns and decreasing property 
     values.
       (5) Through the end of fiscal year 2017, the Department of 
     Defense had achieved response complete at 86 percent of 
     installation restoration program sites and munitions response 
     sites, but projects that it will fall short of meeting its 
     goal of 90 percent by the end of fiscal year 2018.
       (6) The fiscal year 2019 budget request for environmental 
     restoration and base realignment and closure amounted to 
     nearly $1,318,320,000, a decrease of $53,429,000 from the 
     amount authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91).
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the environmental restoration and base realignment and 
     closure programs are important for the protection of the 
     environment, the health of the military and civilian 
     personnel and their families who live and work on military 
     installations, to ensure that current and legacy military 
     operations do not adversely affect the health or environments 
     of surrounding communities;
       (2) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces should 
     seek to reduce the financial burden on state and local 
     government who are bearing significant costs of cleanup 
     stemming from defense related activities;
       (3) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces should 
     expedite and streamline cleanup at locations where 
     contamination is having a direct impact on civilian access to 
     clean drinking water;
       (4) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces should 
     continue to engage with and help allay local community 
     concerns about the safety of the drinking water due to 
     environmental degradation caused by defense related 
     activities; and
       (5) the Department of Defense should seek opportunities to 
     accelerate environmental restoration efforts where feasible, 
     to include programming additional resources for response 
     actions, investing in technology solutions that may expedite 
     response actions, improving contracting procedures, 
     increasing contracting capacity, and seeking opportunities 
     for partnerships and other cooperative approaches.
       (c) Briefing Required.--Not later than 120 days after 
     enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
     Energy, Installations, and Environment shall provide a 
     briefing to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate 
     and House of Representatives on initiatives being pursued to 
     accelerate environmental restoration efforts.


       amendment no. 5 offered by mrs. cicilline of rhode island

       At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3__. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO CHANGES TO 
                   MILITARY UNIFORM COMPONENTS.

       (a) DLA Notification.--The Secretary of a military 
     department shall notify the Commander of the Defense 
     Logistics Agency of plans to make changes to a service member 
     uniform or service member uniform component. Such 
     notification shall be made not less than three years prior to 
     the uniform change.
       (b) Contractor Notification.--The Commander of the Defense 
     Logistics Agency shall notify a contractor when one of the 
     military services plans to make a change to a military 
     uniform component that is provided by that contractor. Such a 
     notification shall be made not less than 12 months prior to 
     any announcement of a public solicitation for the manufacture 
     of the new uniform components.
       (c) Waiver.--If the Secretary of a military department or 
     the Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency determines that 
     the notification requirement under subsection (a) would 
     adversely impact operational safety, force protection, or 
     national security interests of the United States, the 
     secretary or the Commander may waive such requirement.


          amendment no. 6 offered by mr. connolly of virginia

       At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3__. ASSESSMENT, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION OF SECURITY 
                   COOPERATION.

       (a) Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Security 
     Cooperation Activities.--Of the amount for Operations and 
     Maintenance, Defense-wide made available to the Defense 
     Security Cooperation Agency for fiscal year 2019, not less 
     than $12,000,000 shall be allocated for the assessment, 
     monitoring, and evaluation of security cooperation activities 
     in accordance with section 383 of title 10, United States 
     Code.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Of the amount for 
     Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide made available to the 
     Department of Defense for fiscal year 2019 for activities 
     under section 333 of title 10, United States Code, not more 
     than 50 percent may be expended until the Secretary presents 
     to Congress a written plan for the expenditure of

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     the amount allocated under subsection (a), including--
       (1) a description of the activities planned for fiscal year 
     2019 for the evaluation of security cooperation programs 
     across the security cooperation enterprise, including through 
     chapter 16 of title 10, United States Code, the Afghanistan 
     Security Forces Fund, the Counter-ISIL Fund, the cooperative 
     threat reduction program, and other security cooperation 
     authorities as appropriate; and
       (2) a description of the activities planned for fiscal year 
     2019 for the training, support, and organization of the 
     Department to effectively carry out responsibilities under 
     section 383 of title 10, United States Code.
       (c) Offset.--In section 4301 of division D, relating to 
     operation and maintenance, Navy, reduce the amount for 
     administration, Line 510, by $6,000,000.


          amendment no. 7 offered by mr. crawford of arkansas

       At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 3__. JOINT TASK FORCE FOR EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL 
                   AND COUNTERING IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES IN 
                   UNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMAND.

       (a) Plan Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall provide to the congressional 
     defense committees an unclassified plan on how the United 
     States Northern Command will organize a Joint Task Force for 
     Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Countering Improvised 
     Explosive Devices, over the full range of military 
     operations, including--
       (1) combatant commander's daily operational requirements on 
     joint mission command of explosive ordnance disposal force 
     planning;
       (2) protection of the Commander in Chief and critical 
     infrastructures; and
       (3) immediate response assistance to civil authorities on 
     improvised explosive devices, military munitions, and 
     explosives technical advice provided at the incident scene.
       (b) Elements.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall 
     include each of the following:
       (1) An identification of the person to whom the commander 
     of the joint task force reports.
       (2) A description of how the Joint Task Force on Explosive 
     Ordnance Disposal and Countering Improvised Explosive Devices 
     would implement its responsibilities under sections 377, 380, 
     381, 382 and 383 of title 10 United States Code, and 
     Department of Defense Directives 5111.13 and 5111.18.
       (3) An example of the standing execution order of the Joint 
     Chiefs that would identify the rotation of tactical units as 
     forces for the Joint Task Force for Explosive Ordnance 
     Disposal and Countering Improvised Explosive Devices during 
     each of fiscal years 2020 through 2025.
       (4) A description of whether, in leveraging, integrating, 
     and aligning United States Government efforts, the joint task 
     force plans to detail the explosive ordnance disposal 
     qualified liaison personnel of the joint task force to, or 
     host liaison personnel from, or a combination thereof at any 
     of the following:
       (A) The National Joint Terrorism Task Force.
       (B) The National Explosives Task Force.
       (C) The Critical Incident Response Group.
       (D) The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center.
       (E) The Bomb Data Center.
       (F) The National Center for Explosives Training and 
     Research.
       (G) The Hazardous Devices School.
       (H) The Office of Bombing Prevention.


  amendment no. 7 offered by ms. michelle lujan grisham of new mexico

       At the end of subtitle C of title V, insert the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 528. ENTREPRENEURIAL SABBATICAL FOR SCIENTISTS EMPLOYED 
                   AT DEFENSE LABORATORIES.

       The Secretary of Defense may prescribe regulations that 
     permit scientists employed at defense laboratories to take 
     unpaid sabbaticals from such employment to work in the 
     private sector. Such regulations may address issues including 
     conflict of interest and the risk and impact to mission if 
     critical positions are unfilled due to a sabbatical.


        amendment no. 11 offered by ms. kuster of new hampshire

       At the end of subtitle B of title VII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 7__. REPORT ON MHS GENESIS ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD 
                   SYSTEM.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report outlining the 
     corrective actions that were taken based on the results of 
     the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Report prior to 
     fielding the electronic health record system known as MHS 
     Genesis to additional military medical treatment facilities 
     beyond such facilities participating in the initial 
     operational testing and evaluation of MHS Genesis.


         amendment no. 12 offered by mr. schneider of illinois

       Page 368, after line 24, insert the following:
       (c) Improvements to Technical and Business Assistance.--
     Section 9(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(q)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by inserting ``and 
     Business'' after ``Technical'';
       (2) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--
       (i) by striking ``a vendor selected under paragraph (2)'' 
     and inserting ``1 or more vendors selected under paragraph 
     (2)(A)'';
       (ii) by inserting ``and business'' before ``assistance 
     services''; and
       (iii) by inserting ``assistance with product sales, 
     intellectual property protections, market research, market 
     validation, and development of regulatory plans and 
     manufacturing plans,'' after ``technologies,''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ``, including 
     intellectual property protections'' before the period at the 
     end;
       (3) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``Each agency may select a vendor to assist 
     small business concerns to meet'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--Each agency may select 1 or more vendors 
     from which small business concerns may obtain assistance in 
     meeting''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Selection by small business concern.--A small 
     business concern may, by contract or otherwise, select 1 or 
     more vendors to assist the small business concern in meeting 
     the goals listed in paragraph (1).''; and
       (4) in paragraph (3)--
       (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``paragraph (2)'' each place 
     it appears;
       (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``$5,000 per year'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``$6,500 per year'';
       (C) in subparagraph (B)--
       (i) by striking ``$5,000 per year'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``$50,000 per project''; and
       (ii) in clause (ii), by striking ``which shall be in 
     addition to the amount of the recipient's award'' and 
     inserting ``which may, as determined appropriate by the head 
     of the agency, be included as part of the recipient's award 
     or be in addition to the amount of the recipient's award'';
       (D) in subparagraph (C)--
       (i) by inserting ``or business'' after ``technical'';
       (ii) by striking ``the vendor'' and inserting ``a vendor''; 
     and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following: ``Business-
     related services aimed at improving the commercialization 
     success of a small business concern may be obtained from an 
     entity, such as a public or private organization or an agency 
     of or other entity established or funded by a State that 
     facilitates or accelerates the commercialization of 
     technologies or assists in the creation and growth of private 
     enterprises that are commercializing technology.'';
       (E) in subparagraph (D)--
       (i) by inserting ``or business'' after ``technical'' each 
     place it appears; and
       (ii) in clause (i), by striking ``the vendor'' and 
     inserting ``1 or more vendors''; and
       (F) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(E) Multiple award recipients.--The Administrator shall 
     establish a limit on the amount of technical and business 
     assistance services that may be received or purchased under 
     subparagraph (B) by a small business concern that has 
     received multiple Phase II SBIR or STTR awards for a fiscal 
     year.''.


           amendment no. 14 offered by mr. lawson of florida

       Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 861. COMMERCIALIZATION ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM.

       Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(tt) Commercialization Assistance Pilot Programs.--
       ``(1) Pilot programs implemented.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
     this subsection, a covered agency shall implement a 
     commercialization assistance pilot program, under which an 
     eligible entity may receive a subsequent Phase II SBIR award.
       ``(B) Exception.--If the Administrator determines that a 
     covered agency has a program that is sufficiently similar to 
     the commercialization assistance pilot program established 
     under this subsection, such covered agency shall not be 
     required to implement a commercialization assistance pilot 
     program under this subsection.
       ``(2) Percent of agency funds.--The head of each covered 
     agency may allocate not more than 5 percent of the funds 
     allocated to the SBIR program of the covered agency for the 
     purpose of making a subsequent Phase II SBIR award under the 
     commercialization assistance pilot program.
       ``(3) Termination.--A commercialization assistance pilot 
     program established under this subsection shall terminate on 
     September 30, 2022.
       ``(4) Application.--To be selected to receive a subsequent 
     Phase II SBIR award under a commercialization assistance 
     pilot program, an eligible entity shall submit to the covered 
     agency implementing such pilot program an application at such 
     time, in such manner, and containing such information as the 
     covered agency may require, including--
       ``(A) an updated Phase II commercialization plan; and
       ``(B) the source and amount of the matching funding 
     required under paragraph (5).
       ``(5) Matching funding.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Administrator shall require, as a 
     condition of any subsequent Phase II SBIR award made to an 
     eligible entity under this subsection, that a matching amount 
     (excluding any fees collected by the

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     eligible entity receiving such award) equal to the amount of 
     such award be provided from an eligible third-party investor.
       ``(B) Ineligible sources.--An eligible entity may not use 
     funding from ineligible sources to meet the matching 
     requirement of subparagraph (A).
       ``(6) Award.--A subsequent Phase II SBIR award made to an 
     eligible entity under this subsection--
       ``(A) may not exceed the limitation described under 
     subsection (aa)(1); and
       ``(B) shall be disbursed during Phase II.
       ``(7) Use of funds.--The funds awarded to an eligible 
     entity under this subsection may only be used for research 
     and development activities that build on eligible entity's 
     Phase II program and ensure the research funded under such 
     Phase II is rapidly progressing towards commercialization.
       ``(8) Selection.--In selecting eligible entities to 
     participate in a commercialization assistance pilot program 
     under this subsection, the head of a covered agency shall 
     consider--
       ``(A) the extent to which such award could aid the eligible 
     entity in commercializing the research funded under the 
     eligible entity's Phase II program;
       ``(B) whether the updated Phase II commercialization plan 
     submitted under paragraph (4) provides a sound approach for 
     establishing technical feasibility that could lead to 
     commercialization of such research;
       ``(C) whether the proposed activities to be conducted under 
     such updated Phase II commercialization plan further improve 
     the likelihood that such research will provide societal 
     benefits;
       ``(D) whether the small business concern has progressed 
     satisfactorily in Phase II to justify receipt of a subsequent 
     Phase II SBIR award;
       ``(E) the expectations of the eligible third-party investor 
     that provides matching funding under paragraph (5); and
       ``(F) the likelihood that the proposed activities to be 
     conducted under such updated Phase II commercialization plan 
     using matching funding provided by such eligible third-party 
     investor will lead to commercial and societal benefit.
       ``(9) Evaluation report.--Not later than 3 years after the 
     date of the enactment of this subsection, the Comptroller 
     General of the United States shall submit to the Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Small 
     Business of the House of Representatives, and the Committee 
     on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate, a 
     report including--
       ``(A) a summary of the activities of commercialization 
     assistance pilot programs carried out under this subsection;
       ``(B) a detailed compilation of results achieved by such 
     commercialization assistance pilot programs, including the 
     number of eligible entities that received awards under such 
     programs;
       ``(C) the rate at which each eligible entity that received 
     a subsequent Phase II SBIR award under this subsection 
     commercialized research of the recipient;
       ``(D) the growth in employment and revenue of eligible 
     entities that is attributable to participation in a 
     commercialization assistance pilot program;
       ``(E) a comparison of commercialization success of eligible 
     entities participating in a commercialization assistance 
     pilot program with recipients of an additional Phase II SBIR 
     award under subsection (ff);
       ``(F) demographic information, such as ethnicity and 
     geographic location, of eligible entities participating in a 
     commercialization assistance pilot program;
       ``(G) an accounting of the funds used at each covered 
     agency that implements a commercialization assistance pilot 
     program under this subsection;
       ``(H) the amount of matching funding provided by eligible 
     third-party investors, set forth separately by source of 
     funding;
       ``(I) an analysis of the effectiveness of the 
     commercialization assistance pilot program implemented by 
     each covered agency; and
       ``(J) recommendations for improvements to the 
     commercialization assistance pilot program.
       ``(10) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection:
       ``(A) Covered agency.--The term `covered agency' means a 
     Federal agency required to have an SBIR program.
       ``(B) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means a 
     small business concern that has received a Phase II award 
     under an SBIR program and an additional Phase II SBIR award 
     under subsection (ff) from the covered agency to which such 
     small business concern is applying for a subsequent Phase II 
     SBIR award.
       ``(C) Eligible third-party investor.--The term `eligible 
     third-party investor' means a small business concern other 
     than an eligible entity, a venture capital firm, an 
     individual investor, a non-SBIR Federal, State or local 
     government, or any combination thereof.
       ``(D) Ineligible sources.--The term `ineligible sources' 
     means the following:
       ``(i) The eligible entity's internal research and 
     development funds.
       ``(ii) Funding in forms other than cash, such as in-kind or 
     other intangible assets.
       ``(iii) Funding from the owners of the eligible entity, or 
     the family members or affiliates of such owners.
       ``(iv) Funding attained through loans or other forms of 
     debt obligations.
       ``(E) Subsequent phase ii sbir award.--The term `subsequent 
     Phase II SBIR award' means an award granted to an eligible 
     entity under this subsection to carry out further 
     commercialization activities for research conducted pursuant 
     to an SBIR program.''.


         amendment no. 15 offered by ms. velazquez of new york

       Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 861. PUERTO RICO BUSINESSES.

       (a) Definition of Puerto Rico Business.--Section 3 of the 
     Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) is amended by adding at 
     the end the following new subsection:
       ``(ee) Puerto Rico Business.--In this Act, the term `Puerto 
     Rico business' means a small business concern that has its 
     principal office located in the Commonwealth of Puerto 
     Rico.''.
       (b) Small Business Credit for Puerto Rico Businesses.--
     Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(w) Small Business Credit for Puerto Rico Businesses.--
       ``(1) Credit for meeting contracting goals.--If an agency 
     awards a prime contract to Puerto Rico business during the 
     period beginning on the date of enactment of this subsection 
     and ending on the date that is 4 years after such date of 
     enactment, the value of the contract shall be doubled for 
     purposes of determining compliance with the goals for 
     procurement contracts under subsection (g)(1)(A)(i) during 
     such period.
       ``(2) Report.--Along with the report required under 
     subsection (h)(1), the head of each Federal agency shall 
     submit to the Administrator, and make publicly available on 
     the scorecard described in section 868(b) of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (15 U.S.C. 644 
     note), an analysis of the number and dollar amount of prime 
     contracts awarded pursuant to paragraph (1) for each fiscal 
     year of the period described in such paragraph.''.
       (c) Priority for Surplus Property Transfers.--Section 
     7(j)(13)(F) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     636(j)(13)(F)) is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new clause:
       ``(iii)(I) In this clause, the term `covered period' means 
     the period beginning on the date of enactment of this clause 
     and ending on the date on which the Oversight Board 
     established under section 101 of the Puerto Rico Oversight, 
     Management, and Economic Stability Act (48 U.S.C. 2121) 
     terminates.
       ``(II) The Administrator may transfer technology or surplus 
     property under clause (i) to a Puerto Rico business if the 
     Puerto Rico business meets the requirements for such a 
     transfer, without regard to whether the Puerto Rico business 
     is a Program Participant.''.
       (d) Contracting Incentives for Protege Firms That Are 
     Puerto Rico Businesses.--
       (1) In general.--Section 45(a) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 657r(a)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new paragraph:
       ``(3) Puerto rico businesses.--During the period beginning 
     on the date of enactment of this paragraph and ending on the 
     date on which the Oversight Board established under section 
     101 of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic 
     Stability Act (48 U.S.C. 2121) terminates, the Administrator 
     shall identify potential incentives to a covered mentor that 
     awards a subcontract to its covered protege, including--
       ``(A) positive consideration in any past performance 
     evaluation of the covered mentor;
       ``(B) the application of costs incurred for providing 
     training to such covered protege to the subcontracting plan 
     (as required under paragraph (4) or (5) of section 8(d)) of 
     the covered mentor; and
       ``(C) such other incentives as the Administrator determines 
     appropriate.''.
       (2) Definitions.--Section 45(d) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 657r(d)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new paragraphs:
       ``(4) Covered mentor.--The term `covered mentor' means a 
     mentor that enters into an agreement under this Act, or under 
     any mentor-protege program approved under subsection (b)(1), 
     with a covered protege.
       ``(5) Covered protege.--The term `covered protege' means a 
     protege of a covered mentor that is a Puerto Rico 
     business.''.
       (e) Additional Mentor-protege Relationships for Protege 
     Firms That Are Puerto Rico Businesses.--Section 45(b)(3)(A) 
     of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(b)(3)(A)) is 
     amended by inserting ``, except that such restrictions shall 
     not apply to up to 2 mentor-protege relationships if such 
     relationships are between a covered protege and covered 
     mentor'' after ``each participant''.


           amendment no. 16 offered by ms. clarke of new york

       Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

     SEC. 861. UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS SMALL BUSINESS 
                   CONTRACTING ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``United 
     States Virgin Islands Small Business Contracting Assistance 
     Act of 2018''.
       (b) Definition of United States Virgin Islands Business.--
     Section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(ee) United States Virgin Islands Business.--In this Act, 
     the term `United States Virgin Islands business' means a 
     small business concern that has its principal office located 
     in the United States Virgin Islands.''.
       (c) Small Business Credit for United States Virgin Islands 
     Businesses.--Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C.

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     644) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(w) Small Business Credit for United States Virgin 
     Islands Businesses.--
       ``(1) Credit for meeting contracting goals.--If an agency 
     awards a prime contract to United States Virgin Islands 
     business during the period beginning on the date of enactment 
     of this subsection and ending on the date that is 4 years 
     after such date of enactment, the value of the contract shall 
     be doubled for purposes of determining compliance with the 
     goals for procurement contracts under subsection (g)(1)(A)(i) 
     during such period.
       ``(2) Report.--Along with the report required under 
     subsection (h)(1), the head of each Federal agency shall 
     submit to the Administrator, and make publicly available on 
     the scorecard described in section 868(b) of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (15 U.S.C. 644 
     note), an analysis of the number and dollar amount of prime 
     contracts awarded pursuant to paragraph (1) for each fiscal 
     year of the period described in such paragraph.''.
       (d) Priority for Surplus Property Transfers.--Section 
     7(j)(13)(F) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     636(j)(13)(F)) is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new clause:
       ``(iii)(I) In this clause, the term `covered period' means 
     the period beginning on the date of enactment of this clause 
     and ending on the date that is 3 years after such date of 
     enactment.
       ``(II) The Administrator may transfer technology or surplus 
     property under clause (i) to a United States Virgin Islands 
     business during the covered period if the such business meets 
     the requirements for such a transfer, without regard to 
     whether such business is a Program Participant.''.
       (e) Contracting Incentives for Protege Firms That Are 
     United States Virgin Islands Businesses.--
       (1) In general.--Section 45(a) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 657r(a)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new paragraph:
       ``(3) United states virgin islands businesses.--During the 
     period beginning on the date of enactment of this paragraph 
     and ending on the date that is 3 years after such date of 
     enactment, the Administrator shall identify potential 
     incentives to a covered mentor that awards a subcontract to 
     its covered protege, including--
       ``(A) positive consideration in any past performance 
     evaluation of the covered mentor;
       ``(B) the application of costs incurred for providing 
     training to such covered protege to the subcontracting plan 
     (as required under paragraph (4) or (5) of section 8(d)) of 
     the covered mentor; and
       ``(C) such other incentives as the Administrator determines 
     appropriate.''.
       (2) Definitions.--Section 45(d) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 657r(d)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new paragraphs:
       ``(4) Covered mentor.--The term `covered mentor' means a 
     mentor that enters into an agreement under this Act, or under 
     any mentor-protege program approved under subsection (b)(1), 
     with a covered protege.
       ``(5) Covered protege.--The term `covered protege' means a 
     protege of a covered mentor that is a United States Virgin 
     Islands business.''.
       (f) Additional Mentor-protege Relationships for Protege 
     Firms That Are United States Virgin Islands Businesses.--
     Section 45(b)(3)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     657r(b)(3)(A)) is amended by inserting ``, except that, 
     during the 3-year period beginning on the date of the 
     enactment of the United States Virgin Islands Small Business 
     Contracting Assistance Act of 2018, such restrictions shall 
     not apply to up to 2 mentor-protege relationships if such 
     relationships are between a covered protege and covered 
     mentor'' after ``each participant''.


         amendment no. 17 offered by mrs. hartzler of missouri

       Page 399, line 9, insert ``or Video Surveillance'' after 
     ``Telecommunications''.
       Page 399, line 19, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 400, line 23, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 401, line 2, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 401, line 8, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 401, line 21, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
     Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
     Dahua Technology Company,'' before ``or ZTE''.
       Page 402, line 15, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 402, line 17, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 402, line 19, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
     Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
     Dahua Technology Company,'' before ``or ZTE''.
       Page 402, line 22, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``services''.
       Page 403, line 1, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 403, line 12, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
     ``equipment''.
       Page 403, line 14, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
     Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
     Dahua Technology Company,'' after ``Company''.
       Page 404, line 2, insert ``, Hytera, Hikvision, Dahua,'' 
     after ``Huawei''.
       Page 404, line 14, insert ``State and local governments'' 
     after ``companies''.

            amendment no. 18 offered by mr. mccaul of texas

       Page 399, beginning line 21, insert after the period the 
     following new sentence: ``The prohibitions described in this 
     paragraph include the obligation or expenditure of loans or 
     grant funds to procure or obtain, extend or renew a contract 
     to procure or obtain, or enter into a contract (or extend or 
     renew a contract) to procure or obtain covered 
     telecommunications equipment or services.''.


         amendment no. 20 offered by ms. velazquez of new york

       Add at the end of subtitle E of title VIII the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 8__. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEE-OWNED BUSINESS CONCERNS 
                   THROUGH SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOAN 
                   PROGRAMS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this Act--
       (1) the terms ``Administration'' and ``Administrator'' 
     means the Small Business Administration and the Administrator 
     thereof, respectively;
       (2) the term ``cooperative'' means an entity that is 
     determined to be a cooperative by the Administrator, in 
     accordance with applicable Federal and State laws and 
     regulations;
       (3) the term ``employee-owned business concern'' means--
       (A) a cooperative; and
       (B) a qualified employee trust;
       (4) the terms ``qualified employee trust'' and ``small 
     business concern'' have the meanings given those terms in 
     section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632); and
       (5) the term ``small business development center'' means a 
     small business development center described in section 21 of 
     the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648).
       (b) Expansion of 7(a) Loans.--
       (1) In general.--Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 
     U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (15)--
       (i) in subparagraph (A)--

       (I) by striking ``this subsection to qualified employee 
     trusts'' and inserting ``this subsection--

       ``(i) to qualified employee trusts'';

       (II) in clause (i), as so designated--

       (aa) by inserting ``, and for any transaction costs 
     associated with purchasing,'' after ``purchasing'';
       (bb) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; 
     and''; and

       (III) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(ii) to a small business concern under a plan approved by 
     the Administrator, if the proceeds from the loan are only 
     used to make a loan to a qualified employee trust, and for 
     any transaction costs associated with making that loan, that 
     results in the qualified employee trust owning at least 51 
     percent of the small business concern.'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (B)--

       (I) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting ``or 
     by the small business concern'' after ``the trustee of such 
     trust'';
       (II) in clause (ii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (III) in clause (iii), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``, and''; and
       (IV) by adding at the end the following:

       ``(iv) with respect to a loan made to a trust, or to a 
     cooperative in accordance with paragraph (35)--
       ``(I) a seller of the small business concern may remain 
     involved as an officer, director, or key employee of the 
     small business concern when a qualified employee trust or 
     cooperative has acquired 100 percent of ownership of the 
     small business concern; and
       ``(II) any seller of the small business concern who remains 
     as an owner of the small business concern, regardless of the 
     percentage of ownership interest, shall be required to 
     provide a personal guarantee by the Administration.''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(F) A small business concern that makes a loan to a 
     qualified employee trust under subparagraph (A)(ii) is not 
     required to contain the same terms and conditions as the loan 
     made to the small business concern that is guaranteed by the 
     Administration under such subparagraph.
       ``(G) With respect to a loan made to a qualified employee 
     trust under this paragraph, or to a cooperative in accordance 
     with paragraph (35), the Administrator may, as deemed 
     appropriate, elect to not require any mandatory equity to be 
     provided by the qualified employee trust or cooperative to 
     make the loan.''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(35) Loans to cooperatives.--
       ``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the term 
     `cooperative' means an entity that is determined to be a 
     cooperative by the Administrator, in accordance with 
     applicable Federal and State laws and regulation.
       ``(B) Authority.--The Administration shall guarantee loans 
     made to a cooperative for the purpose described in paragraph 
     (15).''.
       (2) Delegation of authority to preferred lenders.--Section 
     5(b)(7) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 634(b)(7)) is 
     amended by inserting ``, including loans guaranteed under 
     paragraph (15) or (35) of section 7(a)'' after ``deferred 
     participation loans''.
       (c) Small Business Investment Company Program Outreach.--
     The Administrator shall provide outreach and educational 
     materials to companies licensed under section 301(c) of the 
     Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 681(c)) to 
     increase the use of funds to make investments in company 
     transitions to employee-owned business concerns.

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       (d) Small Business Microloan Program Outreach.--The 
     Administrator shall provide outreach and educational 
     materials to intermediaries under section 7(m) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)) to increase the use of funds 
     to make loans to employee-owned business concerns, including 
     transitions to employee-owned business concerns.
       (e) Small Business Development Center Outreach and 
     Assistance.--
       (1) Establishment.--The Administrator shall establish a 
     Small Business Employee Ownership and Cooperatives Promotion 
     Program to offer technical assistance and training on the 
     transition to employee ownership through cooperatives and 
     qualified employee trusts.
       (2) Small business development centers.--
       (A) In general.--In carrying out the program established 
     under subsection (a), the Administrator shall enter into 
     agreements with small business development centers under 
     which the centers shall--
       (i) provide access to information and resources on employee 
     ownership through cooperatives or qualified employee trusts 
     as a business succession strategy;
       (ii) conduct training and educational activities; and
       (iii) carry out the activities described in subparagraph 
     (U) of section 21(c)(3) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     648(c)(3)).
       (B) Additional services.--Section 21(c)(3) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)) is amended--
       (i) in subparagraph (S), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (ii) in subparagraph (T), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (iii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(U) encouraging and assisting the provision of succession 
     planning to small business concerns with a focus on 
     transitioning to cooperatives, as defined in section 
     7(a)(35), and qualified employee trusts (collectively 
     referred to in this subparagraph as `employee-owned business 
     concerns'), including by--
       ``(i) providing training to individuals to promote the 
     successful management, governance, or operation of a business 
     purchased by those individuals in the formation of an 
     employee-owned business concern;
       ``(ii) assisting employee-owned business concerns that meet 
     applicable size standards established under section 3(a) with 
     education and technical assistance with respect to financing 
     and contracting programs administered by the Administration;
       ``(iii) coordinating with lenders on conducting outreach on 
     financing through programs administered by the Administration 
     that may be used to support the transition of ownership to 
     employees;
       ``(iv) supporting small business concerns in exploring or 
     assessing the possibility of transitioning to an employee-
     owned business concern; and
       ``(v) coordinating with the cooperative development centers 
     of the Department of Agriculture, the land grant extension 
     network, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, community 
     development financial institutions, employee ownership 
     associations and service providers, and local, regional and 
     national cooperative associations.''.
       (f) Interagency Working Group.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator (or a designee of 
     the Administrator) shall coordinate and chair an interagency 
     working group, which shall--
       (A) develop recommendations on how Federal programs can 
     promote, support, and increase the number of employee-owned 
     business concerns;
       (B) ensure coordination with Federal agencies and national 
     and local employee ownership, cooperative, and small business 
     organizations; and
       (C) publish a report on the activities of the interagency 
     working group that is indexed and maintained for public 
     review.
       (2) Meetings.--The interagency working group shall meet at 
     such times as determined necessary by the, but not less than 
     biannually. Such meetings may occur in person or via 
     electronic resources.
       (g) Amendment to Report to Congress on Status of Employee-
     owned Firms.--Section 7(a)(15)(E) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(15)(E)) is amended by striking 
     ``Administration.'' and inserting ``Administration, which 
     shall include--
       ``(i) the total number of loans made to employee-owned 
     business concerns that were guaranteed by the Administrator 
     under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     636(a)) or section 502 of the Small Business Investment Act 
     of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696), including the number of loans made--

       ``(I) to small business concerns owned and controlled by 
     socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; and
       ``(II) to cooperatives;

       ``(ii) the total number of financings made to employee-
     owned business concerns by companies licensed under section 
     301(c) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 
     U.S.C. 696(c)), including the number of financings made--

       ``(I) to small business concerns owned and controlled by 
     socially and economically disadvantaged individuals; and
       ``(II) to cooperatives; and

       ``(iii) any outreach and educational activities conducted 
     by the Administration with respect to employee-owned business 
     concerns.''.
       (h) Report on Cooperative Lending.--
       (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     cooperatives have a unique business structure and are unable 
     to access the lending programs of the Administration 
     effectively due to loan guarantee requirements that are 
     incompatible with the business structure of cooperatives.
       (2) Study and report.--
       (A) Study.--The Administrator, in coordination with 
     lenders, stakeholders, and Federal agencies, shall study and 
     recommend practical alternatives for cooperatives that will 
     satisfy the loan guarantee requirements of the 
     Administration.
       (B) Report.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to 
     Congress the recommendations developed under paragraph (1) 
     and a plan to implement such recommendations.
       (i) Amendment to Definition of Qualified Employee Trust.--
     Section 3(c)(2)(A)(ii) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     632(c)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(ii) which provides that each participant is entitled to 
     direct the plan trustee as to the manner of how to vote the 
     qualified employer securities (as defined in section 
     4975(e)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986), which are 
     allocated to the account of such participant with respect to 
     a corporate matter which (by law or charter) must be decided 
     by a vote conducted in accordance with section 409(e) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and''.


        amendment no. 21 offered by mr. norman of south carolina

       At the end of subtitle F of title VIII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 8__. REPORT ON FUNDING OF PRODUCT SUPPORT STRATEGIES.

       (a) Report Required.--For each of the fiscal years 2020, 
     2021, and 2022, the Secretary of Defense shall include with 
     the budget for the Department of Defense, as submitted to 
     Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States 
     Code, a report regarding the funding for product support 
     strategies for major weapon systems. The Secretary may submit 
     this report separately, or as part of the annex required by 
     section 347 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91).
       (b) Contents.--The report shall include for each major 
     weapon system--
       (1) a current estimate of the total funding required for 
     the product support strategy for the lifecycle of the weapon 
     system;
       (2) a current estimate of the funding required for the 
     product support strategy per year, by appropriation and 
     budget activity, over the future years defense program for 
     the weapon system;
       (3) a summary of the funding requested for the product 
     support strategy in the future years defense program per 
     year, by appropriation and budget activity, for the weapon 
     system;
       (4) should the amounts required pursuant to paragraph (2) 
     differ from the amounts requested pursuant to paragraph (3) 
     by more than 5 percent, an explanation for the variance and a 
     description of the actions that will be taken to mitigate the 
     risk to the sustainment of the weapon system;
       (5) a summary of the amounts expended, by appropriation and 
     budget activity, for the product support strategy of the 
     weapon system during the prior fiscal year; and
       (6) should the amounts expended in the prior fiscal year 
     pursuant to paragraph (5) differ from the amounts required 
     for that fiscal year, pursuant to paragraph (2) by more than 
     5 percent, an explanation for the variance and a description 
     of the actions that will be taken to mitigate the risk to the 
     sustainment of the weapon system.


           amendment no. 23 offered by mr. poliquin of maine

       Page 430, after line 20, insert the following:

       (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
     construed to encourage or require the termination of any 
     personnel or positions within the Defense Finance and 
     Accounting Services.


        amendment no. 24 offered by mr. wilson of south carolina

       Page 467, line 19, strike ``shall'' and insert ``should''.


          amendment no. 25 offered by mr. russell of oklahoma

       At the end of subtitle E of title X, add the following new 
     section:

     SEC. 10__. EVALUATION OF PILOT SAFETY BY MILITARY AVIATION 
                   AND INSTALLATION ASSURANCE SITING 
                   CLEARINGHOUSE.

       (a) In General.--Section 183a of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``unacceptable risk to the national 
     security of the United States'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``unacceptable risk to military operations and 
     readiness''; and
       (2) in subsection (h)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``pilot safety,'' after 
     ``flight operations,''; and
       (B) by amending paragraph (7) to read as follows:
       ``(7) The term `unacceptable risk to military operations 
     and readiness' means the construction, alteration, 
     establishment, or expansion, or the proposed construction, 
     alteration, establishment, or expansion, of a structure or 
     sanitary landfill, that the Secretary of Defense can 
     demonstrate would--
       ``(A) endanger safety in air commerce directly related to 
     the activities of the Department of Defense;
       ``(B) interfere with the efficient use of the navigable 
     airspace directly related to the activities of the Department 
     of Defense; or

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       ``(C) significantly impair or degrade the capability of the 
     Department of Defense to--
       ``(i) ensure pilot safety;
       ``(ii) conduct training, research, development, testing, 
     and evaluation, and operations; or
       ``(iii) maintain military readiness.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 44718 of title 49, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``unacceptable 
     risk to the national security of the United States'' each 
     place it appears and inserting ``unacceptable risk to 
     military operations and readiness''.


          amendment no. 26 offered by mr. hastings of florida

       At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following new 
     section:

     SEC. 10__ REPORT ON USE AND AVAILABILITY OF MILITARY 
                   INSTALLATIONS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report that 
     identifies--
       (1) each military installation that has been made available 
     to the Department of Homeland Security for disaster response 
     for the past 10 fiscal years; and
       (2) military installations assessed to be available in 
     support of fast response to disasters.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following:
       (1) For each military installation identified under 
     subsection (a)(1)--
       (A) the name of the installation;
       (B) the location of the installation, including the State 
     and Congressional District;
       (C) a description of the infrastructure and equipment made 
     available at the installation; and
       (D) a description of personnel made available for disaster 
     response.
       (2) For each military installation identified under 
     subsection (a)(2)--
       (A) the name of the installation;
       (B) the location of the installation, including the State 
     and Congressional District;
       (C) a description of the infrastructure and equipment to be 
     available at the installation; and
       (D) a description of personnel to be available for disaster 
     response.


        amendment no. 27 offered by mr. adams of north carolina

       At the end of subtitle G of title X of the bill, add the 
     following new section:

     SEC. 10__. PROMOTING FEDERAL PROCUREMENT WITH HISTORICALLY 
                   BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY 
                   INSTITUTIONS.

       (a) In General.--The head of an executive agency, or a 
     contracting officer where applicable, shall--
       (1) assist historically Black colleges and universities and 
     minority institutions to develop viable, self-sustaining 
     businesses capable of competing on an equal basis in the 
     mainstream of the United States economy; and
       (2) promote Federal procurement with historically Black 
     colleges and universities and minority institutions by 
     establishing--
       (A) participation goals of not less than 10 percent for 
     historically Black colleges and universities and minority 
     institutions;
       (B) requirements that prime contractors and other 
     recipients of Federal funds attain similar participation 
     goals in their procurement; and
       (C) other mechanisms that ensure historically Black 
     colleges and universities and minority institutions have a 
     fair opportunity to participate in Federal procurement.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``executive agency'' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code.
       (2) The term ``historically Black college and university'' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 631 of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1132).
       (3) The term ``minority institution'' has the meaning given 
     that term in section 365 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 
     (20 U.S.C. 1067k).


           amendment no. 28 offered by mr. sessions of texas

       Page 512, beginning line 20, insert the following:

       (b) Distribution of Corporation Assistance Abroad Through 
     Department of Defense.--
       (1) Acceptance and coordination of assistance.--The 
     Secretary of Defense may, subject to the availability of 
     appropriations for such purpose, and in accordance with 
     guidance reviewed or issued under section 1088 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91) and guidance issued by the Secretary 
     developed with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and 
     the Administrator of the United States Agency for 
     International Development--
       (A) accept from Spirit of America, a federally-charted 
     corporation under chapter 2005 of title 36, United States 
     Code (as added by subsection (a) of this section), 
     humanitarian, economic, and other nonlethal assistance funded 
     by private funds in the carrying out of the purposes of the 
     corporation; and
       (B) respond to requests from the corporation for the 
     identification of the needs of local populations abroad for 
     assistance, and coordinate with the corporation in the 
     provision and distribution of such assistance, in the 
     carrying out of such purposes.
       (2) Distribution of assistance to local populations.--In 
     accordance with guidance issued by the Secretary of Defense 
     developed with the concurrence of the Secretary of State and 
     the Administrator of the United States Agency for 
     International Development, members of the Armed Forces abroad 
     may provide to local populations abroad humanitarian, 
     economic, and other nonlethal assistance provided to the 
     Department by the corporation pursuant to this subsection.
       (3) Scope of guidance.--The guidance issued pursuant to 
     this subsection shall ensure that any assistance distributed 
     pursuant to this subsection shall be for purposes of 
     supporting the mission or missions of the Department of 
     Defense and the Armed Forces for which such assistance is 
     provided by the corporation.
       (4) Department of defense support for corporation 
     activities.--In accordance with guidance issued by the 
     Secretary of Defense, the Department of Defense and the Armed 
     Forces may, subject to the availability of appropriations for 
     such purpose--
       (A) provide transportation, lodging, storage, and other 
     logistical support--
       (i) to personnel of the corporation (whether in the United 
     States or abroad) who are carrying out the purposes of the 
     corporation; and
       (ii) in connection with the acceptance and distribution of 
     assistance provided by the corporation; and
       (B) use assets of the Department and the Armed Forces in 
     the provision of support described in subparagraph (A).


          amendment no. 29 offered by mr. smith of washington

       Add at the end of title X the following:

     SEC. __. CLARIFICATION OF REIMBURSABLE ALLOWED COSTS OF FAA 
                   MEMORANDA OF AGREEMENT.

       Section 47504(c)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (D) by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in subparagraph (E) by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(F) to an airport operator of a congested airport (as 
     defined in section 47175) and a unit of local government 
     referred to in paragraph (1)(B) to carry out a project to 
     mitigate noise, if the project--
       ``(i) consists of--
       ``(I) replacement windows, doors, and the installation of 
     through-the-wall air conditioning units; or
       ``(II) acquisition and installation of the windows, doors, 
     and other noise mitigation elements to be used in a school 
     reconstruction if reconstruction is the preferred local 
     solution;
       ``(ii) is located at a school near the airport; and
       ``(iii) is included in a memorandum of agreement entered 
     into before September 30, 2002, even if the airport has not 
     met the requirements of part 150 of title 14, Code of Federal 
     Regulations, and only if the financial limitations of the 
     memorandum are applied.''.


        amendment no. 30 offered by mr. jody b. hice of georgia

       Page 564, after line 11, insert the following:

     SEC. 11__. PRESIDENTIAL ALLOWANCE MODERNIZATION.

       (a) Former Presidents.--The first section of the Act 
     entitled ``An Act to provide retirement, clerical assistants, 
     and free mailing privileges to former Presidents of the 
     United States, and for other purposes'', approved August 25, 
     1958 (commonly known as the ``Former Presidents Act of 
     1958'') (3 U.S.C. 102 note), is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
     (h) and (i), respectively;
       (2) by striking the matter preceding subsection (e) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(a) Annuities and Allowances.--
       ``(1) Annuity.--Each former President shall be entitled to 
     receive from the United States an annuity, subject to 
     subsections (b) and (c)--
       ``(A) at the rate of $200,000 per year; and
       ``(B) which shall commence on the day after the date on 
     which an individual becomes a former President.
       ``(2) Allowance.--The General Services Administration is 
     authorized to provide each former President a monetary 
     allowance, subject to appropriations and subsections (b), 
     (c), and (d), at the rate of--
       ``(A) $500,000 per year for 5 years beginning on the day 
     after the last day of the period described in the first 
     sentence of section 5 of the Presidential Transition Act of 
     1963 (3 U.S.C. 102 note);
       ``(B) $350,000 per year for the 5 years following the 5-
     year period under subparagraph (A); and
       ``(C) $250,000 per year thereafter.
       ``(b) Duration; Frequency.--
       ``(1) In general.--The annuity and monetary allowance under 
     subsection (a) shall--
       ``(A) terminate on the date that is 30 days after the date 
     on which the former President dies; and
       ``(B) be payable by the Secretary of the Treasury on a 
     monthly basis.
       ``(2) Appointive or elective positions.--The annuity and 
     monetary allowance under subsection (a) shall not be payable 
     for any period during which a former President holds an 
     appointive or elective position in or under

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     the Federal Government to which is attached a rate of pay 
     other than a nominal rate.
       ``(c) Cost-of-Living Increases.--Effective December 1 of 
     each year, each annuity and monetary allowance under 
     subsection (a) that commenced before that date shall be 
     increased by the same percentage by which benefit amounts 
     under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et 
     seq.) are increased, effective as of that date, as a result 
     of a determination under section 215(i) of that Act (42 
     U.S.C. 415(i)).
       ``(d) Limitation on Monetary Allowance.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     this section, the monetary allowance payable under subsection 
     (a)(2) to a former President for any 12-month period--
       ``(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), may not 
     exceed the amount by which--
       ``(i) the monetary allowance that (but for this subsection) 
     would otherwise be so payable for the 12-month period, 
     exceeds (if at all)
       ``(ii) the applicable reduction amount for the 12-month 
     period; and
       ``(B) shall not be less than the amount determined under 
     paragraph (4).
       ``(2) Definition.--
       ``(A) In general.--For purposes of paragraph (1), the term 
     `applicable reduction amount' means, with respect to any 
     former President and in connection with any 12-month period, 
     the amount by which--
       ``(i) the earned income (as defined in section 32(c)(2) of 
     the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) of the former President 
     for the most recent taxable year for which a tax return is 
     available, exceeds (if at all)
       ``(ii) $400,000, subject to subparagraph (C).
       ``(B) Joint returns.--In the case of a joint return, 
     subparagraph (A)(i) shall be applied by taking into account 
     both the amounts properly allocable to the former President 
     and the amounts properly allocable to the spouse of the 
     former President.
       ``(C) Cost-of-living increases.--The dollar amount 
     specified in subparagraph (A)(ii) shall be adjusted at the 
     same time that, and by the same percentage by which, the 
     monetary allowance of the former President is increased under 
     subsection (c) (disregarding this subsection).
       ``(3) Disclosure requirement.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph--
       ``(i) the terms `return' and `return information' have the 
     meanings given those terms in section 6103(b) of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986; and
       ``(ii) the term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the 
     Treasury or the Secretary of the Treasury's delegate.
       ``(B) Requirement.--A former President may not receive a 
     monetary allowance under subsection (a)(2) unless the former 
     President discloses to the Secretary, upon the request of the 
     Secretary, any return or return information of the former 
     President or spouse of the former President that the 
     Secretary determines is necessary for purposes of calculating 
     the applicable reduction amount under paragraph (2) of this 
     subsection.
       ``(C) Confidentiality.--Except as provided in section 6103 
     of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, the Secretary may not, with respect 
     to a return or return information disclosed to the Secretary 
     under subparagraph (B)--
       ``(i) disclose the return or return information to any 
     entity or person; or
       ``(ii) use the return or return information for any purpose 
     other than to calculate the applicable reduction amount under 
     paragraph (2).
       ``(4) Increased costs due to security needs.--With respect 
     to the monetary allowance that would be payable to a former 
     President under subsection (a)(2) for any 12-month period but 
     for the limitation under paragraph (1) of this subsection, 
     the Administrator of General Services, in coordination with 
     the Director of the United States Secret Service, shall 
     determine the amount of the monetary allowance that is needed 
     to pay the increased cost of doing business that is 
     attributable to the security needs of the former 
     President.'';
       (3) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
       ``(f) Office Staff.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Administrator of General Services 
     shall, without regard to the civil service and classification 
     laws, provide for each former President an office staff of 
     not more than 13 individuals, at the request of the former 
     President, on a reimbursable basis.
       ``(2) Compensation.--The annual rate of compensation 
     payable to any individual under paragraph (1) shall not 
     exceed the highest annual rate of basic pay for positions at 
     level II of the Executive Schedule under section 5313 of 
     title 5, United States Code.
       ``(3) Selection; responsibility.--An individual employed 
     under this subsection--
       ``(A) shall be selected by the former President; and
       ``(B) shall be responsible only to the former President for 
     the performance of duties.
       ``(g) Office Space and Related Furnishings and Equipment.--
       ``(1) Office space.--The Administrator of General Services 
     (referred to in this subsection as the `Administrator') 
     shall, at the request of a former President, on a 
     reimbursable basis provide for the former President suitable 
     office space, as determined by the Administrator, at a place 
     within the United States specified by the former President.
       ``(2) Furnishings and equipment.--
       ``(A) Reimbursable.--The Administrator may, at the request 
     of a former President, provide the former President with 
     suitable office furnishings and equipment on a reimbursable 
     basis.
       ``(B) Without reimbursement.--
       ``(i) Grandfathered former presidents.--In the case of any 
     individual who is a former President on the date of enactment 
     of the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017, the 
     former President may retain without reimbursement any 
     furniture and equipment in the possession of the former 
     President.
       ``(ii) Presidential transition act.--A former President may 
     retain without reimbursement any furniture or equipment 
     acquired under section 5 of the Presidential Transition Act 
     of 1963 (3 U.S.C. 102 note).
       ``(iii) Excess furniture and equipment.--The Administrator 
     may provide excess furniture and equipment to the office of a 
     former President at no cost other than necessary 
     transportation costs.''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Applicability.--Subsections (f), (g) (other than 
     paragraph (2)(B)(i) of that subsection), and (i) shall apply 
     with respect to a former President on and after the day after 
     the last day of the period described in the first sentence of 
     section 5 of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (3 
     U.S.C. 102 note).''.
       (b) Surviving Spouses of Former Presidents.--
       (1) Increase in amount of monetary allowance.--Subsection 
     (e) of the first section of the Former Presidents Act of 1958 
     is amended--
       (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``$20,000 per 
     annum,'' and inserting ``$100,000 per year (subject to 
     paragraph (4)),''; and
       (B) in the second sentence--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (ii) in paragraph (3)--

       (I) by striking ``or the government of the District of 
     Columbia''; and
       (II) by striking the period and inserting ``; and''; and

       (iii) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) shall, after its commencement date, be increased at 
     the same time that, and by the same percentage by which, 
     annuities of former Presidents are increased under subsection 
     (c).''.
       (2) Coverage of widower of a former president.--Subsection 
     (e) of the first section of the Former Presidents Act of 
     1958, as amended by paragraph (1), is amended--
       (A) by striking ``widow'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``widow or widower''; and
       (B) by striking ``she'' and inserting ``she or he''.
       (c) Subsection Headings.--The first section of the Former 
     Presidents Act of 1958 is amended--
       (1) in subsection (e), by inserting after the subsection 
     enumerator the following: ``Widows and Widowers.--'';
       (2) in subsection (h) (as redesignated by subsection 
     (a)(1)), by inserting after the subsection enumerator the 
     following: ``Definition.--''; and
       (3) in subsection (i) (as redesignated by subsection 
     (a)(1)), by inserting after the subsection enumerator the 
     following: ``Authorization of Appropriations.--''.
       (d) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Title 5.--Subpart G of part III of title 5, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (A) in section 8101(1)(E), by striking ``1(b)'' and 
     inserting ``1(f)'';
       (B) in section 8331(1)(I), by striking ``1(b)'' and 
     inserting ``1(f)'';
       (C) in section 8701(a)(9), by striking ``1(b)'' and 
     inserting ``1(f)''; and
       (D) in section 8901(1)(H) by striking ``1(b)'' and 
     inserting ``1(f)''.
       (2) Presidential transition act of 1963.--Section 5 of the 
     Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (3 U.S.C. 102 note) is 
     amended by striking the last sentence.
       (e) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section or an 
     amendment made by this section shall be construed to affect--
       (1) any provision of law relating to the security or 
     protection of a former President or a member of the family of 
     a former President;
       (2) funding, under the Former Presidents Act of 1958 or any 
     other law, to carry out any provision of law described in 
     paragraph (1); or
       (3) funding for any office space lease in effect on the day 
     before the date of enactment of this Act under subsection (c) 
     of the first section of the Former Presidents Act of 1958 (as 
     in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this 
     Act) until the expiration date contained in the lease, if the 
     lease was submitted to the Committee on Oversight and 
     Government Reform of the House of Representatives on April 
     12, 2017.
       (f) Transition Rules.--
       (1) Former presidents.--In the case of any individual who 
     is a former President on the date of enactment of this Act, 
     the amendments made by subsection (a) shall be applied as if 
     the commencement date referred in subsections (a)(1)(B) and 
     (a)(2)(A) of the first section of the Former Presidents Act 
     of 1958, as amended by subsection (a), coincided with the 
     date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act.
       (2) Widows.--In the case of any individual who is the widow 
     of a former President on the date of enactment of this Act, 
     the amendments made by subsection (b)(1) shall be applied as 
     if the commencement date referred to in subsection (e)(1) of 
     the first section of the Former Presidents Act of 1958, as

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     amended by subsection (b)(1), coincided with the date that is 
     180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (g) Applicability.--For a former President receiving a 
     monetary allowance under the Former Presidents Act of 1958 on 
     the day before the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     limitation under subsection (d)(1) of the first section of 
     that Act, as amended by subsection (a), shall apply to the 
     monetary allowance of the former President, except to the 
     extent that the application of the limitation would prevent 
     the former President from being able to pay the cost of a 
     lease or other contract that is in effect on the day before 
     the date of enactment of this Act and under which the former 
     President makes payments using the monetary allowance, as 
     determined by the Administrator of General Services.


       amendment no. 33 offered by mr. meadows of north carolina

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12_. LIMITATION ON ASSISTANCE TO THE MINISTRY OF THE 
                   INTERIOR OF THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ.

       (a) In General.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act for assistance to the Ministry of 
     the Interior of the Government of Iraq may be obligated or 
     expended until the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
     State jointly certify to the appropriate congressional 
     committees that such funds, including funds for the provision 
     of intelligence sharing, will not be disbursed by the United 
     States to any group that is, or that is known to be 
     affiliated with, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds 
     Force or other state sponsor of terrorism.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter until the Iraq 
     Train and Equip Fund is no longer in effect, the Secretary of 
     State should submit to the appropriate congressional 
     committees a report on the implementation of this section.
       (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the congressional defense committees; and
       (2) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.


          amendment no. 34 offered by mrs. demings of florida

       At the end of subtitle D of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12__. REPORT ON KREMLIN-LINKED CORRUPTION.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the intelligence community should dedicate resources to 
     further expose key networks which the corrupt political class 
     in Russia uses to hide the money it steals; and
       (2) the President should pursue efforts to stifle Russian 
     use of hidden financial channels, including anonymous shell 
     companies and real estate investments, in a manner similar to 
     the efforts undertaken to tighten banking regulations after 
     the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
     coordination with the Secretary of State and in consultation 
     with the Director of National Intelligence, shall submit a 
     report to Congress on assets owned by Vladimir Putin, Russian 
     oligarchs, and senior officials of the Russian Government, 
     including--
       (1) with respect to bank accounts, real estate holdings, 
     and other financial assets, including those outside of 
     Russia, that are owned by or accessible to Putin--
       (A) the location of such accounts, holdings, or assets; and
       (B) the contents of such accounts or the amount held 
     through such holdings or assets;
       (2) the location, size, and contents of any assets of any 
     oligarch listed pursuant to section 241 of the Countering 
     America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (Public Law 115-
     44; 131 Stat. 922); and
       (3) any ``front'' or shell companies, or other 
     intermediaries, used by senior officials of the Russian 
     Government to hide assets from public disclosure.
       (c) Form.--The report required under subsection (b) shall 
     be submitted in classified form.
       (d) Reasonable Attempt to Issue Unclassified Report.--Not 
     later than 60 days after the date of the submission of the 
     report required under subsection (b), the Secretary of the 
     Treasury shall--
       (1) publish an unclassified version of such report on a 
     publicly available website of the Department of the Treasury; 
     or
       (2) submit a notification to Congress describing the 
     reasons for which the Secretary has determined that such 
     release is not possible.


    amendment no. 35 offered by mr. brendan f. boyle of pennsylvania

       Add at the end of subtitle D of title XII the following:

     SEC. 12__. REPORT ON RUSSIA'S SUPPORT FOR THE TALIBAN AND 
                   OTHER DESTABILIZING ACTIVITIES IN AFGHANISTAN.

       The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense shall 
     jointly submit to the congressional defense committees and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations a 
     report on Russia's support for the Taliban and other 
     destabilizing activities in Afghanistan.


           amendment no. 36 offered by ms. cheney of wyoming

       At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12__. REVIEW OF CONTROLLED ITEMS WITH RESPECT TO CHINA.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a 
     report listing each technology included on the Commerce 
     Control List maintained under Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of 
     the Export Administration Regulations (subchapter C of 
     chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations) and 
     exempted for export to China, and each item removed from such 
     List, designated as ``EAR99'' by the Bureau of Industry and 
     Security, and exported to China, during the 15-year period 
     ending on such date of enactment that the Secretary 
     determines currently poses an unacceptable national security 
     risk.


           amendment no. 37 offered by ms. bass of california

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12__. UNITED STATES SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT 
                   STRATEGY FOR YEMEN.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of 
     Defense, in coordination with the Administrator of the United 
     States Agency for International Development, shall jointly 
     submit to Congress a comprehensive report on United States 
     security and humanitarian interests in Yemen, including each 
     of the following:
       (1) The strategic objectives of the United States in Yemen, 
     including humanitarian support to civilian populations under 
     threat of famine, and the criteria for determining the 
     success of such objectives.
       (2) A description of efforts to coordinate civilian and 
     military efforts with respect to Yemen.
       (3) A description of the diplomatic strategy with respect 
     to regional partners seeking to end the civil war in Yemen.


          amendment no. 38 offered by mr. crowley of new york

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12__. REPORT ON BANGLADESH.

       The Secretary of State, in coordination with the 
     Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
     Development (USAID) and the Secretary of Defense, shall 
     submit to Congress a report--
       (1) assessing Bangladesh's ability to respond to 
     humanitarian crises and natural disasters; and
       (2) recommending areas for enhancing humanitarian 
     assistance and disaster relief cooperation between the United 
     States and Bangladesh relating to improving Bangladesh's 
     ability to respond to humanitarian crises and natural 
     disasters, including through humanitarian consultations, 
     training, and exercises.


    amendment no. 39 offered by mr. brendan f. boyle of pennsylvania

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12__. UNITED STATES CYBERSECURITY COOPERATION WITH 
                   UKRAINE.

       (a) Statement of Policy.--It is the policy of the United 
     States to--
       (1) reaffirm the United States-Ukraine Charter on Strategic 
     Partnership, which highlights the importance of the bilateral 
     relationship and outlines enhanced cooperation in the areas 
     of defense, security, economics and trade, energy security, 
     democracy, and cultural exchanges;
       (2) support continued cooperation between NATO and Ukraine;
       (3) support Ukraine's political and economic reforms;
       (4) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to the 
     Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances;
       (5) assist Ukraine's efforts to enhance its cybersecurity 
     capabilities; and
       (6) improve Ukraine's ability to respond to Russian-
     supported disinformation and propaganda efforts in 
     cyberspace, including through social media and other outlets.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     the Secretary of State should take the following actions, 
     commensurate with United States interests, to assist Ukraine 
     to improve its cybersecurity:
       (1) Provide Ukraine such support as may be necessary to 
     secure government computer networks from malicious cyber 
     intrusions, particularly such networks that defend the 
     critical infrastructure of Ukraine.
       (2) Provide Ukraine support in reducing reliance on Russian 
     information and communications technology.
       (3) Assist Ukraine to build its capacity, expand 
     cybersecurity information sharing, and cooperate on 
     international cyberspace efforts.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to 
     the congressional defense committees and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on 
     United States cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine. Such 
     report shall also include information relating to the 
     following:
       (1) United States efforts to strengthen Ukraine's ability 
     to prevent, mitigate, and

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     respond to cyber incidents, including through training, 
     education, technical assistance, capacity building, and 
     cybersecurity risk management strategies.
       (2) The potential for new areas of collaboration and mutual 
     assistance between the United States and Ukraine in 
     addressing shared cyber challenges, including cybercrime, 
     critical infrastructure protection, and resilience against 
     botnets and other automated, distributed threats.
       (3) NATO's efforts to help Ukraine develop technical 
     capabilities to counter cyber threats.


          amendment no. 40 offered by mr. hunter of california

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12_. BRIEFING ON CHINA'S MILITARY INSTALLATION IN THE 
                   REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI.

       (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, 
     in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall brief the 
     appropriate congressional committees on the following:
       (1) An assessment of the impact of the People's Republic of 
     China's first overseas military installation in the Republic 
     of Djibouti on the ability of the United States forces to 
     operate in the region.
       (2) An assessment of China's ability to obtain sensitive 
     information and impact operations conducted from Camp 
     Lemmonier in Djibouti, the largest United States military 
     installation on the African continent.
       (3) An assessment of the ability of the President of 
     Djibouti to terminate by all methods, including by simple 
     decree, the Department of Defense's lease agreement governing 
     operation of Camp Lemmonier.
       (4) An assessment of the impact of the Chinese base in 
     Djibouti on security and safety of United States personnel in 
     Djibouti.
       (5) An assessment of the status of China's compliance with 
     the ``Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons'' that forbids 
     employment of laser weapons.
       (6) An assessment of the laser attack in Djibouti that 
     injured United States airmen.
       (7) An assessment of Djibouti's compliance with its treaty 
     obligations under the Ottawa Convention to end the use of 
     landmines.
       (b) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.


           amendment no. 41 offered by mr. meeks of new york

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12__. SENSE OF CONGRESS WITH RESPECT TO THE 3 SEAS 
                   INITIATIVE.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the 3 Seas Initiative could serve as a valuable 
     counterweight to the efforts of the Russian Government to 
     divide Europe and to the regional expansionism of the Chinese 
     Government, particularly in the context of energy and 
     infrastructure; and
       (2) the United States should fully support the efforts of 
     the 3 Seas Initiative, including by--
       (A) sending a high level delegation to future summits 
     convened by the Initiative;
       (B) encouraging United States business leaders to 
     participate in the Initiative; and
       (C) supporting the establishment of a network of Central 
     European chambers of commerce.


             amendment no. 42 offered by mr. vela of texas

       At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 12__. REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND CARTEL ACTIVITY IN MEXICO.

       The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on violence and cartel activity 
     in Mexico and the impact of such on United States national 
     security.


        amendment no. 44 offered by mr. norman of south carolina

       Page 720, after line 2, insert the following:

     SEC. 1523. SEPARATE ACCOUNT LINES FOR OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY 
                   OPERATIONS FUNDS.

       For accountability and transparency purposes, the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget and the Secretary of 
     Defense shall establish separate accounts to ensure that 
     amounts authorized to be appropriated pursuant to this title 
     are administered separately from amounts otherwise authorized 
     to be appropriated or made available for the Department of 
     Defense.


    amendment no. 45 offered by mrs. mcmorris rodgers of washington

       Page 874, insert after line 6 the following:

     SEC. 2815. STUDY OF FEASIBILITY OF USING 20-YEAR 
                   INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT AGREEMENTS FOR 
                   INSTALLATION-SUPPORT SERVICES.

       (a) Study.--Each Secretary concerned shall conduct a study 
     of the feasibility and desirability of entering into 
     intergovernmental support agreements under section 2679(a) of 
     title 10, United States Code, for a term not to exceed 20 
     years.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, each Secretary concerned shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report on the study 
     conducted under subsection (a).


           amendment no. 46 offered by ms. mcsally of arizona

       Page 874, insert after line 7 the following (and 
     redesignate the succeeding provisions accordingly):

     SEC. 2821. LAND EXCHANGE, AIR FORCE PLANT 44, TUCSON, 
                   ARIZONA.

       (a) Land Conveyance and Restoration of Real Property 
     Improvements Authorized.--In connection with a project 
     planned by the Tuscon Airport Authority (in this section 
     referred to as ``TAA'') to relocate and extend a parallel 
     runway and make other airfield safety enhancements at the 
     Tucson International Airport, the Secretary of the Air Force 
     (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') may--
       (1) convey to TAA all right, title, and interest of the 
     United States in and to all or any part of a parcel of real 
     property, including any improvements thereon, consisting of 
     approximately 58 acres on Air Force Plant 44, Arizona, and 
     located adjacent to Tucson International Airport;
       (2) agree to terminate all or a portion of any deed 
     restrictions made for the benefit of the United States that 
     limit construction on Tucson International Airport within 750 
     feet of the Airport's southwest property boundary with Air 
     Force Plant 44; and
       (3) using cash or in-kind consideration as provided in 
     subsection (b)--
       (A) construct new explosives storage facilities to replace 
     the explosives storage facilities located on the land 
     described in paragraph (1) and explosives storage facilities 
     located on Air Force Plant 44 within the end-of-runway clear 
     zone associated with the TAA airfield enhancement project; 
     and
       (B) construct new fencing as necessary to accommodate the 
     changes in the boundary of Air Force Plant 44.
       (b) Consideration.--As consideration for the land 
     conveyance, deed restriction termination, replacement of real 
     property improvements, and installation of fencing authorized 
     under subsection (a), the following consideration must be 
     received by the United States before the Secretary may make 
     any conveyance or termination of real property interests of 
     the United States as described in subsection (a):
       (1) All right, title, and interest of the owner or owners 
     thereof to the parcels of real property consisting of 
     approximately 160 acres directly adjacent to the south 
     boundary of Air Force Plant 44.
       (2) The cost to the Secretary, in accordance with current 
     design standards, of--
       (A) replacing the real property structures on Air Force 
     Plant 44 made unusable due to the land transfers and 
     termination of deed restrictions, with structures of at least 
     equivalent capacity and functionality; and
       (B) installing the necessary boundary fencing due to the 
     changes in the boundary of Air Force Plant 44.
       (c) Direct Payment of Consideration to Government 
     Contractors.--The Secretary may require that any cash 
     consideration to be received under this section be paid, 
     directly or through the Air Force design and construction 
     agent, to the contractors performing design or construction 
     of the real property improvements described in subsection 
     (a)(3).
       (d) Payment of Costs of Conveyances.--
       (1) Payment required.--The Secretary may require TAA to 
     cover costs to be incurred by the Secretary to carry out the 
     land exchange and other transactions authorized under this 
     section, or to reimburse the Secretary for such costs, 
     including survey costs, appraisal costs, costs related to 
     environmental documentation, and other administrative costs 
     related to the conveyances. If amounts are collected from TAA 
     in advance of the Secretary incurring the actual costs, and 
     the amount collected exceeds the costs actually incurred by 
     the Secretary to carry out such transactions, the Secretary 
     shall refund the excess amount to TAA.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received as 
     reimbursements under paragraph (1) shall be used in 
     accordance with section 2695(c) of title 10, United States 
     Code.
       (e) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the real property to be exchanged under this 
     section shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
     Secretary.
       (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
     require such additional terms and conditions in connection 
     with the land exchange and other transactions under this 
     section as the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the 
     interests of the United States. Without limiting the 
     foregoing, the Secretary may establish a deed restriction on 
     any part of the 58 acres described in subsection (a)(1) to 
     accommodate existing Quantity Distance arcs.


   amendment no. 47 offered by ms. norton of the district of columbia

       Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section 
     (and redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

     SEC. 2822. LAND EXCHANGE, NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, WASHINGTON 
                   NAVY YARD, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

       (a) Exchange of Property Interests Authorized.--
       (1) Interests to be conveyed.--The Secretary of the Navy 
     (Secretary) may convey all right, title, and interest of the 
     United States in and to one or more parcels of real property, 
     including any improvements thereon and, without limitation, 
     any leasehold interests of the United States therein, as the

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     Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of 
     the United States.
       (2) Interests to be acquired.--In exchange for the property 
     interests described in paragraph (1), the Secretary may 
     accept parcels at the Southeast Federal Center in the 
     vicinity of the Washington Navy Yard, replacement of 
     facilities being conveyed of equal value and similar utility, 
     as determined by the Secretary, and any additional 
     consideration the Secretary feels is appropriate, including 
     maintenance, repair, or restoration of any real property, 
     facility, or infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the 
     Secretary.
       (b) Valuation.--The value of the property interests to be 
     exchanged by the Secretary described in subsections (a)(1) 
     and (a)(2) shall be determined--
       (1) by an independent appraiser selected by the Secretary; 
     and
       (2) in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for 
     Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform Standards of 
     Professional Appraisal Practice.
       (c) Equalization Payments.--
       (1) To the secretary.--If the value of the property 
     interests described in subsection (a)(1) is greater than the 
     value of the property interests described in subsection 
     (a)(2), the values shall be equalized through a cash 
     equalization payment to the Department of the Navy.
       (2) No equalization.--If the value of the property 
     interests described in subsection (a)(2) is greater than the 
     value of the property interests described in subsection 
     (a)(1), the Secretary shall not make a cash equalization 
     payment to equalize the values.
       (d) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
       (1) Payment required.--The Secretary shall require the 
     other party in this land exchange to cover costs to be 
     incurred by the Secretary, or to reimburse the Secretary for 
     such costs incurred, to carry out the land exchange under 
     this section, including survey costs, costs for environmental 
     documentation, other administrative costs related to the land 
     exchange, and all costs associated with relocation of 
     activities and facilities to the replacement location. If 
     amounts collected are in advance of the Secretary incurring 
     actual costs, and the amount collected exceeds the costs 
     actually incurred by the Secretary to carry out the land 
     exchange, the Secretary shall refund the excess amount.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received shall 
     be credited to the fund or account that was used to cover 
     those costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out the 
     land exchange. Amounts so credited shall be merged with 
     amounts in such fund or account, and shall be available for 
     the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and 
     limitations, as amounts in such fund or account.
       (e) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the property to be exchanged under this 
     section shall be determined by surveys satisfactory to the 
     Secretary of the Navy.
       (f) Conveyance Agreement.--The exchange of real property 
     interests under this section shall be accomplished using an 
     appropriate legal instrument and upon terms and conditions 
     mutually satisfactory to both parties of the exchange, 
     including such additional terms and conditions as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of 
     the United States.


           amendment no. 48 offered by mr. beyer of virginia

       Page 889, insert after line 13 the following:

     SEC. 2826. COMMEMORATION OF FREEDMAN'S VILLAGE, ARLINGTON 
                   COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

       (a) Permanent Easement.--The Secretary of the Army is 
     directed to grant to Arlington County, Virginia, a permanent 
     easement of approximately 0.1 acres of land within the right-
     of-way of Southgate Road to the south and west of Hobson 
     Drive and west of the planned joint base access road that is 
     also continuous with Foxcroft Heights Park for the purpose of 
     commemorating Freedman's Village.
       (b) Relocation of Commemoration in Event Location Is Used 
     for Burial Purposes.--In the event Arlington National 
     Cemetery subsequently acquires the property used for the 
     commemoration described under subsection (a) for burial 
     purposes, the Army shall relocate any commemoration of 
     Freedman's Village to an appropriate location.
       (c) Reimbursement.--The Secretary of Defense may accept 
     reimbursement from Arlington County for any costs associated 
     with commemorating Freedman's Village.


         amendment no. 49 offered by mr. lamalfa of california

       Page 937, insert after line 12 the following:

     SEC. 2845. RESTRICTIONS ON REHABILITATION OF OVER-THE-HORIZON 
                   BACKSCATTER RADAR STATION.

       (a) Restrictions.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     the Secretary of the Air Force may not use any funds or 
     resources to carry out the rehabilitation of the Over-the-
     Horizon Backscatter Radar Station on Modoc National Forest 
     land in Modoc County, California.
       (b) Exception for Removal of Perimeter Fence.--
     Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary may use funds 
     and resources to remove the perimeter fence surrounding the 
     Over-the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Station and to carry out 
     the mitigation of soil contamination associated with such 
     fence.
       (c) Sunset.--Subsection (a) shall terminate on the date of 
     the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2020.


         amendment no. 51 offered by mr. panetta of california

       At the end of subtitle B of title XXXI, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 31__. ACCELERATION OF REPLACEMENT OF CESIUM BLOOD 
                   IRRADIATION SOURCES.

       (a) Goal.--The Administrator for Nuclear Security shall 
     ensure that the goal of the covered programs is eliminating 
     the use of blood irradiation devices in the United States 
     that rely on cesium chloride by December 31, 2027.
       (b) Programs.--To meet the goal specified by subsection 
     (a), the Administrator shall carry out the covered programs 
     in a manner that--
       (1) is voluntary for owners of blood irradiation devices;
       (2) allows for the United States, subject to the review of 
     the Administrator, to pay up to 50 percent of the per-device 
     cost of replacing blood irradiation devices covered by the 
     programs;
       (3) allows for the United States to pay up to 100 percent 
     of the cost of removing and disposing of cesium sources 
     retired from service by the programs; and
       (4) replaces such devices with x-ray irradiation devices or 
     other devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration 
     that provide significant threat reduction as compared to 
     cesium chloride irradiators.
       (c) Duration.--The Administrator shall carry out the 
     covered programs until December 31, 2027.
       (d) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees a report on the covered 
     programs, including--
       (1) identification of each cesium chloride blood 
     irradiation device in the United States, including the 
     number, general location, and user type;
       (2) a plan for achieving the goal established by subsection 
     (a);
       (3) a methodology for prioritizing replacement of such 
     devices which takes into account irradiator age and prior 
     material security initiatives;
       (4) in consultation with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
     and the Food and Drug Administration, a strategy identifying 
     any legislative, regulatory, or other measures necessary to 
     constrain the introduction of new cesium chloride blood 
     irradiation devices; and
       (5) identification of the annual funds required to meet the 
     goal established by subsection (a).
       (e) Assessment.--The Administrator shall submit and 
     assessment to the appropriate congressional committees by 
     September 20, 2023, the results of the actions on the covered 
     programs, including--
       (1) the number of replacement irradiators under the covered 
     programs;
       (2) the life-cycle costs of the program, including 
     personnel training, maintenance, and replacement costs for 
     new irradiation devices;
       (3) the cost-effectiveness of the covered programs;
       (4) an analysis of the effectiveness of the new irradiation 
     devices technology; and
       (5) a forecast whether the Administrator will meet the goal 
     established in subsection (a).
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (A) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the 
     House of Representatives; and
       (B) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and 
     the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of 
     the Senate.
       (2) The term ``covered programs'' means the following 
     programs of the Office of Radiological Security of the 
     National Nuclear Security Administration:
       (A) The Cesium Irradiator Replacement Program.
       (B) The Offsite Source Recovery Program.


          amendment no. 52 offered by mr. hunter of california

       Add at the end the following:

           DIVISION __--COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

     SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Coast Guard Authorization 
     Act of 2017''.

     SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       The table of contents for this division is the following:

Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

        TITLE I--REORGANIZATION OF TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 101. Initial matter.
Sec. 102. Subtitle I.
Sec. 103. Chapter 1.
Sec. 104. Chapter 3.
Sec. 105. Chapter 5.
Sec. 106. Chapter 7.
Sec. 107. Chapter 9.
Sec. 108. Chapter 11.

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Sec. 109. Subtitle II.
Sec. 110. Chapter 19.
Sec. 111. Part II.
Sec. 112. Chapter 21.
Sec. 113. Chapter 23.
Sec. 114. Chapter 25.
Sec. 115. Part III.
Sec. 116. Chapter 27.
Sec. 117. Chapter 29.
Sec. 118. Subtitle III and chapter 37.
Sec. 119. Chapter 39.
Sec. 120. Chapter 41.
Sec. 121. Subtitle IV and chapter 49.
Sec. 122. Chapter 51.
Sec. 123. References.
Sec. 124. Rule of construction.

                        TITLE II--AUTHORIZATIONS

Sec. 201. Amendments to title 14, United States Code, as amended by 
              title I of this division.
Sec. 202. Authorizations of appropriations.
Sec. 203. Authorized levels of military strength and training.
Sec. 204. Authorization of amounts for Fast Response Cutters.
Sec. 205. Authorization of amounts for shoreside infrastructure.
Sec. 206. Authorization of amounts for aircraft improvements.

                         TITLE III--COAST GUARD

Sec. 301. Amendments to title 14, United States Code, as amended by 
              title I of this division.
Sec. 302. Primary duties.
Sec. 303. National Coast Guard Museum.
Sec. 304. Unmanned aircraft.
Sec. 305. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure portability.
Sec. 306. Training; emergency response providers.
Sec. 307. Incentive contracts for Coast Guard yard and industrial 
              establishments.
Sec. 308. Confidential investigative expenses.
Sec. 309. Regular captains; retirement.
Sec. 310. Conversion, alteration, and repair projects.
Sec. 311. Contracting for major acquisitions programs.
Sec. 312. Officer promotion zones.
Sec. 313. Cross reference.
Sec. 314. Commissioned service retirement.
Sec. 315. Leave for birth or adoption of child.
Sec. 316. Clothing at time of discharge.
Sec. 317. Unfunded priorities list.
Sec. 318. Safety of vessels of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 319. Protecting against unmanned aircraft.
Sec. 320. Air facilities.

                  TITLE IV--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

Sec. 401. Codification of Ports and Waterways Safety Act.
Sec. 402. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 403. Transitional and savings provisions.
Sec. 404. Rule of construction.
Sec. 405. Advisory committee: repeal.
Sec. 406. Regattas and marine parades.
Sec. 407. Regulation of vessels in territorial waters of United States.
Sec. 408. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.

                TITLE V--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

Sec. 501. Consistency in marine inspections.
Sec. 502. Uninspected passenger vessels in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Sec. 503. Engine cut-off switch requirements.
Sec. 504. Exception from survival craft requirements.
Sec. 505. Safety standards.
Sec. 506. Fishing safety grants.
Sec. 507. Fishing, fish tender, and fish processing vessel 
              certification.
Sec. 508. Deadline for compliance with alternate safety compliance 
              program.
Sec. 509. Termination of unsafe operations; technical correction.
Sec. 510. Technical corrections: Licenses, certificates of registry, 
              and merchant mariner documents.
Sec. 511. Clarification of logbook entries.
Sec. 512. Certificates of documentation for recreational vessels.
Sec. 513. Numbering for undocumented barges.
Sec. 514. Backup global positioning system.
Sec. 515. Scientific personnel.
Sec. 516. Transparency.

                     TITLE VI--ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Sec. 601. National maritime transportation advisory committees.
Sec. 602. Maritime Security Advisory Committees.

                 TITLE VII--FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

Sec. 701. Short title.
Sec. 702. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 703. Reporting on impact of alliances on competition.
Sec. 704. Definition of certain covered services.
Sec. 705. Reports filed with the Commission.
Sec. 706. Public participation.
Sec. 707. Ocean transportation intermediaries.
Sec. 708. Common carriers.
Sec. 709. Negotiations.
Sec. 710. Injunctive relief sought by the Commission.
Sec. 711. Discussions.
Sec. 712. Transparency.
Sec. 713. Study of bankruptcy preparation and response.
Sec. 714. Agreements unaffected.

                       TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 801. Repeal of obsolete reporting requirement.
Sec. 802. Corrections to provisions enacted by Coast Guard 
              Authorization Acts.
Sec. 803. Officer evaluation report.
Sec. 804. Extension of authority.
Sec. 805. Coast Guard ROTC program.
Sec. 806. Currency detection canine team program.
Sec. 807. Center of expertise for Great Lakes oil spill search and 
              response.
Sec. 808. Public safety answering points and maritime search and rescue 
              coordination.
Sec. 809. Ship shoal lighthouse transfer: repeal.
Sec. 810. Land exchange, Ayakulik Island, Alaska.
Sec. 811. Use of Tract 43.
Sec. 812. Coast Guard maritime domain awareness.
Sec. 813. Monitoring.
Sec. 814. Reimbursements for non-Federal construction costs of certain 
              aids to navigation.
Sec. 815. Towing safety management system fees.
Sec. 816. Oil spill disbursements auditing and report.
Sec. 817. Fleet requirements assessment and strategy.
Sec. 818. National Security Cutter.
Sec. 819. Acquisition plan for inland waterway and river tenders and 
              bay-class icebreakers.
Sec. 820. Great Lakes icebreaker acquisition.
Sec. 821. Polar icebreakers.
Sec. 822. Strategic assets in the Arctic.
Sec. 823. Arctic planning criteria.
Sec. 824. Vessel response plan audit.
Sec. 825. Waters deemed not navigable waters of the United States for 
              certain purposes.
Sec. 826. Documentation of recreational vessels.
Sec. 827. Equipment requirements; exemption from throwable personal 
              flotation devices requirement.
Sec. 828. Visual distress signals and alternative use.
Sec. 829. Radar refresher training.
Sec. 830. Commercial fishing vessel safety national communications 
              plan.
Sec. 831. Authorization for marine debris program.
Sec. 832. Atlantic Coast port access route study recommendations.
Sec. 833. Drawbridges.
Sec. 834. Waiver.
Sec. 835. Vessel waiver.
Sec. 836. Temporary limitations.
Sec. 837. Transfer of Coast Guard property in Jupiter Island, Florida, 
              for inclusion in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Sec. 838. Emergency response.
Sec. 839. Drawbridges consultation.

        TITLE I--REORGANIZATION OF TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE

     SEC. 101. INITIAL MATTER.

       Title 14, United States Code, is amended by striking the 
     title designation, the title heading, and the table of parts 
     at the beginning and inserting the following:

                        ``TITLE 14--COAST GUARD

``Subtitle                                                        Sec. 
``I. Establishment, Powers, Duties, and Administration.........101 ....

``II. Personnel...............................................1901 ....

``III. Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary......................3701 ....

``IV. Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress....4901''.....

     SEC. 102. SUBTITLE I.

       Part I of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking the part designation, the part heading, and the 
     table of chapters at the beginning and inserting the 
     following:

    ``Subtitle I--Establishment, Powers, Duties, and Administration

``Chap.                                                           Sec. 
``1. Establishment and Duties..................................101 ....

``3. Composition and Organization..............................301 ....

``5. Functions and Powers......................................501 ....

``7. Cooperation...............................................701 ....

``9. Administration............................................901 ....

``11. Acquisitions..........................................1101''.....

     SEC. 103. CHAPTER 1.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 1 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                 ``CHAPTER 1--ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES

``Sec.
``101. Establishment of Coast Guard.
``102. Primary duties.
``103. Department in which the Coast Guard operates.
``104. Removing restrictions.
``105. Secretary defined.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 1 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.

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       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           1   Establishment of Coast Guard..............           101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           2   Primary duties............................           102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           3   Department in which the Coast Guard                  103
                operates.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         652   Removing restrictions.....................           104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           4   Secretary defined.........................           105
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 104. CHAPTER 3.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 3 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

               ``CHAPTER 3--COMPOSITION AND ORGANIZATION

``Sec.
``301. Grades and ratings.
``302. Commandant; appointment.
``303. Retirement of Commandant.
``304. Vice Commandant; appointment.
``305. Vice admirals.
``306. Retirement.
``307. Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of grade.
``308. Chief Acquisition Officer.
``309. Office of the Coast Guard Reserve; Director.
``310. Chief of Staff to President: appointment.
``311. Captains of the port.
``312. Prevention and response workforces.
``313. Centers of expertise for Coast Guard prevention and response.
``314. Marine industry training program.
``315. Training course on workings of Congress.
``316. National Coast Guard Museum.
``317. United States Coast Guard Band; composition; director.
``318. Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 3 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          41   Grades and ratings........................           301
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          44   Commandant; appointment...................           302
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          46   Retirement of Commandant..................           303
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          47   Vice Commandant; appointment..............           304
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          50   Vice admirals.............................           305
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          51   Retirement................................           306
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          52   Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of             307
                grade....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          56   Chief Acquisition Officer.................           308
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          53   Office of the Coast Guard Reserve;                   309
                Director.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          54   Chief of Staff to President: appointment..           310
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          57   Prevention and response workforces........           312
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          58   Centers of expertise for Coast Guard                 313
                prevention and response..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          59   Marine industry training program..........           314
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          60   Training course on workings of Congress...           315
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          98   National Coast Guard Museum...............           316
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         336   United States Coast Guard Band;                      317
                composition; director....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 3 of title 14, United States Code, 
     is further amended--
       (A) by inserting after section 310 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

     ``Sec. 311. Captains of the port

       ``Any officer, including any petty officer, may be 
     designated by the Commandant as captain of the port or ports 
     or adjacent high seas or waters over which the United States 
     has jurisdiction, as the Commandant deems necessary to 
     facilitate execution of Coast Guard duties.''; and
       (B) by inserting after section 317 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

     ``Sec. 318. Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program

       ``(a) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section--
       ``(1) `environment', `facility', `person', `release', 
     `removal', `remedial', and `response' have the same meaning 
     they have in section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
     Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601);
       ``(2) `hazardous substance' has the same meaning it has in 
     section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
     Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601), except that 
     it also includes the meaning given `oil' in section 311 of 
     the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321); and
       ``(3) `pollutant' has the same meaning it has in section 
     502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1362).
       ``(b) Program.--
       ``(1) The Secretary shall carry out a program of 
     environmental compliance and restoration at current and 
     former Coast Guard facilities.
       ``(2) Program goals include:
       ``(A) Identifying, investigating, and cleaning up 
     contamination from hazardous substances and pollutants.
       ``(B) Correcting other environmental damage that poses an 
     imminent and substantial danger to the public health or 
     welfare or to the environment.
       ``(C) Demolishing and removing unsafe buildings and 
     structures, including buildings and structures at former 
     Coast Guard facilities.
       ``(D) Preventing contamination from hazardous substances 
     and pollutants at current Coast Guard facilities.
       ``(3)(A) The Secretary shall respond to releases of 
     hazardous substances and pollutants--
       ``(i) at each Coast Guard facility the United States owns, 
     leases, or otherwise possesses;
       ``(ii) at each Coast Guard facility the United States 
     owned, leased, or otherwise possessed when the actions 
     leading to contamination from hazardous substances or 
     pollutants occurred; and
       ``(iii) on each vessel the Coast Guard owns or operates.
       ``(B) Subparagraph (A) of this paragraph does not apply to 
     a removal or remedial action when a potentially responsible 
     person responds under section 122 of the Comprehensive 
     Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 
     U.S.C. 9622).
       ``(C) The Secretary shall pay a fee or charge imposed by a 
     State authority for permit services for disposing of 
     hazardous substances or pollutants from Coast Guard 
     facilities to the same extent that nongovernmental entities 
     are required to pay for permit services. This subparagraph 
     does not apply to a payment that is the responsibility of a 
     lessee, contractor, or other private person.
       ``(4) The Secretary may agree with another Federal agency 
     for that agency to assist in carrying out the Secretary's 
     responsibilities under this section. The Secretary may enter 
     into contracts, cooperative agreements, and grant agreements 
     with State and local governments to assist in carrying out 
     the Secretary's responsibilities under this section. Services 
     that may be obtained under this paragraph include 
     identifying, investigating, and cleaning up off-site 
     contamination that may have resulted from the release of a 
     hazardous substance or pollutant at a Coast Guard facility.
       ``(5) Section 119 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
     Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9619) 
     applies to response action contractors that carry out 
     response actions under this section. The Coast Guard shall 
     indemnify response action contractors to the extent that 
     adequate insurance is not generally available at a fair price 
     at the time the contractor enters into the contract to cover 
     the contractor's reasonable, potential, long-term liability.
       ``(c) Environmental Compliance and Restoration Account.--
       ``(1) There is established for the Coast Guard an account 
     known as the Coast Guard Environmental Compliance and 
     Restoration Account. All sums appropriated to carry out the 
     Coast Guard's environmental compliance and restoration 
     functions under this section or another law shall be credited 
     or transferred to the account and remain available until 
     expended.

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       ``(2) Funds may be obligated or expended from the account 
     to carry out the Coast Guard's environmental compliance and 
     restoration functions under this section or another law.
       ``(3) In proposing the budget for any fiscal year under 
     section 1105 of title 31, the President shall set forth 
     separately the amount requested for the Coast Guard's 
     environmental compliance and restoration activities under 
     this section or another law.
       ``(4) Amounts recovered under section 107 of the 
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
     Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9607) for the Secretary's response 
     actions at current and former Coast Guard facilities shall be 
     credited to the account.
       ``(d) Annual List of Projects to Congress.--The Commandant 
     of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate a prioritized list of projects 
     eligible for environmental compliance and restoration funding 
     for each fiscal year concurrent with the President's budget 
     submission for that fiscal year.''.
       (2) Conforming repeals.--Sections 634, 690, 691, 692, and 
     693 of title 14, United States Code, are repealed.

     SEC. 105. CHAPTER 5.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 5--FUNCTIONS AND POWERS

                     ``subchapter i--general powers

``Sec.
``501. Secretary; general powers.
``502. Delegation of powers by the Secretary.
``503. Regulations.
``504. Commandant; general powers.
``505. Functions and powers vested in the Commandant.
``506. Prospective payment of funds necessary to provide medical care.
``507. Appointment of judges.

      ``subchapter ii--life saving and law enforcement authorities

``521. Saving life and property.
``522. Law enforcement.
``523. Enforcement authority.
``524. Enforcement of coastwise trade laws.
``525. Special agents of the Coast Guard Investigative Service law 
              enforcement authority.
``526. Stopping vessels; indemnity for firing at or into vessel.
``527. Safety of naval vessels.

                  ``subchapter iii--aids to navigation

``541. Aids to navigation authorized.
``542. Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation; penalty.
``543. Interference with aids to navigation; penalty.
``544. Aids to maritime navigation; penalty.
``545. Marking of obstructions.
``546. Deposit of damage payments.
``547. Rewards for apprehension of persons interfering with aids to 
              navigation.

                     ``subchapter iv--miscellaneous

``561. Icebreaking in polar regions.
``562. Appeals and waivers.
``563. Notification of certain determinations.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 5 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          92   Secretary; general powers.................           501
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         631   Delegation of powers by the Secretary.....           502
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         633   Regulations...............................           503
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          93   Commandant; general powers................           504
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         632   Functions and powers vested in the                   505
                Commandant...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         520   Prospective payment of funds necessary to            506
                provide medical care.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         153   Appointment of judges.....................           507
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          88   Saving life and property..................           521
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          89   Law enforcement...........................           522
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          99   Enforcement authority.....................           523
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         100   Enforcement of coastwise trade laws.......           524
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          95   Special agents of the Coast Guard                    525
                Investigative Service law enforcement
                authority................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         637   Stopping vessels; indemnity for firing at            526
                or into vessel...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          91   Safety of naval vessels...................           527
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          81   Aids to navigation authorized.............           541
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          83   Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation;            542
                penalty..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          84   Interference with aids to navigation;                543
                penalty..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          85   Aids to maritime navigation; penalty......           544
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          86   Marking of obstructions...................           545
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         642   Deposit of damage payments................           546
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         643   Rewards for apprehension of persons                  547
                interfering with aids to navigation......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          87   Icebreaking in polar regions..............           561
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         101   Appeals and waivers.......................           562
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         103   Notification of certain determinations....           563
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by inserting before section 501 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL POWERS'';

       (2) by inserting before section 521 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

    ``SUBCHAPTER II--LIFE SAVING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES'';

       (3) by inserting before section 541 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER III--AIDS TO NAVIGATION'';

     and
       (4) by inserting before section 561 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER IV--MISCELLANEOUS''.

     SEC. 106. CHAPTER 7.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 7 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                        ``CHAPTER 7--COOPERATION

``Sec.
``701. Cooperation with other agencies, States, territories, and 
              political subdivisions.
``702. State Department.
``703. Treasury Department.
``704. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force.
``705. Navy Department.
``706. United States Postal Service.
``707. Department of Commerce.
``708. Department of Health and Human Services.
``709. Maritime instruction.
``710. Assistance to foreign governments and maritime authorities.
``711. Coast Guard officers as attaches to missions.
``712. Contracts with Government-owned establishments for work and 
              material.
``713. Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities: contracts with other 
              agencies and instrumentalities to provide or obtain goods 
              and services.
``714. Arctic maritime domain awareness.
``715. Oceanographic research.
``716. Arctic maritime transportation.
``717. Agreements.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 7 of 
     such title

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     (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in which the 
     sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         141   Cooperation with other agencies, States,             701
                territories, and political subdivisions..
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         142   State Department..........................           702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         143   Treasury Department.......................           703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         144   Department of the Army and Department of             704
                the Air Force............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         145   Navy Department...........................           705
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         146   United States Postal Service..............           706
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         147   Department of Commerce....................           707
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        147a   Department of Health and Human Services...           708
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         148   Maritime instruction......................           709
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         149   Assistance to foreign governments and                710
                maritime authorities.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         150   Coast Guard officers as attaches to                  711
                missions.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         151   Contracts with Government-owned                      712
                establishments for work and material.....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         152   Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities:              713
                contracts with other agencies and
                instrumentalities to provide or obtain
                goods and services.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         154   Arctic maritime domain awareness..........           714
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          94   Oceanographic research....................           715
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          90   Arctic maritime transportation............           716
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         102   Agreements................................           717
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 107. CHAPTER 9.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                      ``CHAPTER 9--ADMINISTRATION

               ``subchapter i--real and personal property

``Sec.
``901. Disposal of certain material.
``902. Employment of draftsmen and engineers.
``903. Use of certain appropriated funds.
``904. Local hire.
``905. Procurement authority for family housing.
``906. Air Station Cape Cod Improvements.
``907. Long-term lease of special purpose facilities.
``908. Long-term lease authority for lighthouse property.
``909. Small boat station rescue capability.
``910. Small boat station closures.
``911. Search and rescue center standards.
``912. Air facility closures.
``913. Turnkey selection procedures.
``914. Disposition of infrastructure related to E-LORAN.

                     ``subchapter ii--miscellaneous

``931. Oaths required for boards.
``932. Administration of oaths.
``933. Coast Guard ensigns and pennants.
``934. Penalty for unauthorized use of words `Coast Guard'.
``935. Coast Guard band recordings for commercial sale.
``936. Confidentiality of medical quality assurance records; qualified 
              immunity for participants.
``937. Admiralty claims against the United States.
``938. Claims for damage to property of the United States.
``939. Accounting for industrial work.
``940. Supplies and equipment from stock.
``941. Coast Guard Supply Fund.
``942. Public and commercial vessels and other watercraft; sale of 
              fuel, supplies, and services.
``943. Arms and ammunition; immunity from taxation.
``944. Confidential investigative expenses.
``945. Assistance to film producers.
``946. User fees.
``947. Vessel construction bonding requirements.
``948. Contracts for medical care for retirees, dependents, and 
              survivors: alternative delivery of health care.
``949. Telephone installation and charges.
``950. Designation, powers, and accountability of deputy disbursing 
              officials.
``951. Aircraft accident investigations.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 9 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         641   Disposal of certain material..............           901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         653   Employment of draftsmen and engineers.....           902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         656   Use of certain appropriated funds.........           903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         666   Local hire................................           904
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         670   Procurement authority for family housing..           905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         671   Air Station Cape Cod Improvements.........           906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         672   Long-term lease of special purpose                   907
                facilities...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        672a   Long-term lease authority for lighthouse             908
                property.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         674   Small boat station rescue capability......           909
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         675   Small boat station closures...............           910
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         676   Search and rescue center standards........           911
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        676a   Air facility closures.....................           912
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         677   Turnkey selection procedures..............           913
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         681   Disposition of infrastructure related to E-          914
                LORAN....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         635   Oaths required for boards.................           931
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         636   Administration of oaths...................           932
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         638   Coast Guard ensigns and pennants..........           933
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         639   Penalty for unauthorized use of words                934
                ``Coast Guard''..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         640   Coast Guard band recordings for commercial           935
                sale.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         645   Confidentiality of medical quality                   936
                assurance records; qualified immunity for
                participants.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         646   Admiralty claims against the United States           937
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         647   Claims for damage to property of the                 938
                United States............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         648   Accounting for industrial work............           939
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         649   Supplies and equipment from stock.........           940
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         650   Coast Guard Supply Fund...................           941
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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         654   Public and commercial vessels and other              942
                watercraft; sale of fuel, supplies, and
                services.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         655   Arms and ammunition; immunity from                   943
                taxation.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         658   Confidential investigative expenses.......           944
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         659   Assistance to film producers..............           945
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         664   User fees.................................           946
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         667   Vessel construction bonding requirements..           947
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         668   Contracts for medical care for retirees,             948
                dependents, and survivors: alternative
                delivery of health care..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         669   Telephone installation and charges........           949
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         673   Designation, powers, and accountability of           950
                deputy disbursing officials..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         678   Aircraft accident investigations..........           951
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by inserting before section 901 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

             ``SUBCHAPTER I--REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY'';

     and
       (2) by inserting before section 931 (as so redesignated and 
     transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER II--MISCELLANEOUS''.

     SEC. 108. CHAPTER 11.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                       ``CHAPTER 11--ACQUISITIONS

                   ``subchapter i--general provisions

``Sec.
``1101. Acquisition directorate.
``1102. Improvements in Coast Guard acquisition management.
``1103. Role of Vice Commandant in major acquisition programs.
``1104. Recognition of Coast Guard personnel for excellence in 
              acquisition.
``1105. Prohibition on use of lead systems integrators.
``1106. Required contract terms.
``1107. Extension of major acquisition program contracts.
``1108. Department of Defense consultation.
``1109. Undefinitized contractual actions.
``1110. Guidance on excessive pass-through charges.
``1111. Mission need statement.

      ``subchapter ii--improved acquisition process and procedures

``1131. Identification of major system acquisitions.
``1132. Acquisition.
``1133. Preliminary development and demonstration.
``1134. Acquisition, production, deployment, and support.
``1135. Acquisition program baseline breach.
``1136. Acquisition approval authority.

                      ``subchapter iii--procurement

``1151. Restriction on construction of vessels in foreign shipyards.
``1152. Advance procurement funding.
``1153. Prohibition on overhaul, repair, and maintenance of Coast Guard 
              vessels in foreign shipyards.
``1154. Procurement of buoy chain.

                      ``subchapter iv--definitions

``1171. Definitions.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 11 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         561   Acquisition directorate...................          1101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         562   Improvements in Coast Guard acquisition             1102
                management...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         578   Role of Vice Commandant in major                    1103
                acquisition programs.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         563   Recognition of Coast Guard personnel for            1104
                excellence in acquisition................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         564   Prohibition on use of lead systems                  1105
                integrators..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         565   Required contract terms...................          1106
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         579   Extension of major acquisition program              1107
                contracts................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         566   Department of Defense consultation........          1108
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         567   Undefinitized contractual actions.........          1109
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         568   Guidance on excessive pass-through charges          1110
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         569   Mission need statement....................          1111
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         571   Identification of major system                      1131
                acquisitions.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         572   Acquisition...............................          1132
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         573   Preliminary development and demonstration.          1133
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         574   Acquisition, production, deployment, and            1134
                support..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         575   Acquisition program baseline breach.......          1135
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         576   Acquisition approval authority............          1136
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         665   Restriction on construction of vessels in           1151
                foreign shipyards........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         577   Advance procurement funding...............          1152
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          96   Prohibition on overhaul, repair, and                1153
                maintenance of Coast Guard vessels in
                foreign shipyards........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          97   Procurement of buoy chain.................          1154
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         581   Definitions...............................          1171
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by striking all subdivision designations and headings 
     in such chapter, except for--
       (A) the chapter designation and heading added by subsection 
     (a);
       (B) the subchapter designations and headings added by this 
     subsection; and
       (C) any designation or heading of a section or a 
     subdivision of a section;
       (2) by inserting before section 1101 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS'';

       (3) by inserting before section 1131 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

    ``SUBCHAPTER II--IMPROVED ACQUISITION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES'';

       (4) by inserting before section 1151 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER III--PROCUREMENT'';

     and
       (5) by inserting before section 1171 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER IV--DEFINITIONS''.

     SEC. 109. SUBTITLE II.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by inserting after chapter 11 (as amended by 
     section 108 of this title) the following:

                        ``Subtitle II--Personnel

``Chap.                                                           Sec. 
``19. Coast Guard Academy.....................................1901 ....

``21. Personnel; Officers.....................................2101 ....

``23. Personnel; Enlisted.....................................2301 ....

``25. Personnel; General Provisions...........................2501 ....

``27. Pay, Allowances, Awards, and Other Rights and Benefits..2701 ....

``29. Coast Guard Family Support, Child Care, and Housing...2901''.....

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       (b) Reserved Chapter Numbers.--
       (1) Chapter 13.--Chapter 13 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning.
       (2) Chapter 14.--Chapter 14 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking the chapter designation, the chapter 
     heading, and the table of sections at the beginning; and
       (B) by striking the subchapter designation and the 
     subchapter heading for each of the subchapters of such 
     chapter.
       (3) Chapter 15.--Chapter 15 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking the chapter designation, the chapter 
     heading, and the table of sections at the beginning; and
       (B) by striking the subchapter designation and the 
     subchapter heading for each of the subchapters of such 
     chapter.
       (4) Chapter 17.--Chapter 17 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning.
       (5) Chapter 18.--Chapter 18 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning.

     SEC. 110. CHAPTER 19.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 19 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 19--COAST GUARD ACADEMY

                     ``subchapter i--administration

``Sec.
``1901. Administration of Academy.
``1902. Policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence.
``1903. Annual Board of Visitors.
``1904. Participation in Federal, State, or other educational research 
              grants.

                         ``subchapter ii--cadets

``1921. Corps of Cadets authorized strength.
``1922. Appointments.
``1923. Admission of foreign nationals for instruction; restrictions; 
              conditions.
``1924. Conduct.
``1925. Agreement.
``1926. Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to Academy.
``1927. Cadets; initial clothing allowance.
``1928. Cadets; degree of bachelor of science.
``1929. Cadets; appointment as ensign.
``1930. Cadets: charges and fees for attendance; limitation.

                        ``subchapter iii--faculty

``1941. Civilian teaching staff.
``1942. Permanent commissioned teaching staff; composition.
``1943. Appointment of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1944. Grade of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1945. Retirement of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1946. Credit for service as member of civilian teaching staff.
``1947. Assignment of personnel as instructors.
``1948. Marine safety curriculum.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 19 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         181   Administration of Academy.................          1901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         200   Policy on sexual harassment and sexual              1902
                violence.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         194   Annual Board of Visitors..................          1903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         196   Participation in Federal, State, or other           1904
                educational research grants..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         195   Admission of foreign nationals for                  1923
                instruction; restrictions; conditions....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        181a   Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to          1926
                Academy..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         183   Cadets; initial clothing allowance........          1927
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         184   Cadets; degree of bachelor of science.....          1928
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         185   Cadets; appointment as ensign.............          1929
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         197   Cadets: charges and fees for attendance;            1930
                limitation...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         186   Civilian teaching staff...................          1941
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         187   Permanent commissioned teaching staff;              1942
                composition..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         188   Appointment of permanent commissioned               1943
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         189   Grade of permanent commissioned teaching            1944
                staff....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         190   Retirement of permanent commissioned                1945
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         191   Credit for service as member of civilian            1946
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         192   Assignment of personnel as instructors....          1947
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         199   Marine safety curriculum..................          1948
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 19 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is further amended--
       (A) by inserting before section 1901 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--ADMINISTRATION'';

       (B) by inserting before section 1923 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                        ``SUBCHAPTER II--CADETS

     ``Sec. 1921. Corps of Cadets authorized strength

       ``The number of cadets appointed annually to the Academy 
     shall be as determined by the Secretary but the number 
     appointed in any one year shall not exceed six hundred.

     ``Sec. 1922. Appointments

       ``Appointments to cadetships shall be made under 
     regulations prescribed by the Secretary, who shall determine 
     age limits, methods of selection of applicants, term of 
     service as a cadet before graduation, and all other matters 
     affecting such appointments. In the administration of this 
     section, the Secretary shall take such action as may be 
     necessary and appropriate to insure that female individuals 
     shall be eligible for appointment and admission to the Coast 
     Guard Academy, and that the relevant standards required for 
     appointment, admission, training, graduation, and 
     commissioning of female individuals shall be the same as 
     those required for male individuals, except for those minimum 
     essential adjustments in such standards required because of 
     physiological differences between male and female 
     individuals.'';
       (C) by inserting before section 1926 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

     ``Sec. 1924. Conduct

       ``The Secretary may summarily dismiss from the Coast Guard 
     any cadet who, during his cadetship, is found unsatisfactory 
     in either studies or conduct, or may be deemed not adapted 
     for a career in the Coast Guard. Cadets shall be subject to 
     rules governing discipline prescribed by the Commandant.

     ``Sec. 1925. Agreement

       ``(a) Each cadet shall sign an agreement with respect to 
     the cadet's length of service in the Coast Guard. The 
     agreement shall provide that the cadet agrees to the 
     following:
       ``(1) That the cadet will complete the course of 
     instruction at the Coast Guard Academy.
       ``(2) That upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy the 
     cadet--
       ``(A) will accept an appointment, if tendered, as a 
     commissioned officer of the Coast Guard; and
       ``(B) will serve on active duty for at least five years 
     immediately after such appointment.
       ``(3) That if an appointment described in paragraph (2) is 
     not tendered or if the cadet is permitted to resign as a 
     regular officer before the completion of the commissioned 
     service obligation of the cadet, the cadet--
       ``(A) will accept an appointment as a commissioned officer 
     in the Coast Guard Reserve; and
       ``(B) will remain in that reserve component until 
     completion of the commissioned service obligation of the 
     cadet.
       ``(b)(1) The Secretary may transfer to the Coast Guard 
     Reserve, and may order to active duty for such period of time 
     as the Secretary prescribes (but not to exceed four years), a 
     cadet who breaches an agreement under subsection (a). The 
     period of time for which a cadet is ordered to active duty 
     under this paragraph may be determined without regard to 
     section 651(a) of title 10.
       ``(2) A cadet who is transferred to the Coast Guard Reserve 
     under paragraph (1) shall be transferred in an appropriate 
     enlisted grade or rating, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a cadet shall be 
     considered to have breached an agreement under subsection (a) 
     if the

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     cadet is separated from the Coast Guard Academy under 
     circumstances which the Secretary determines constitute a 
     breach by the cadet of the cadet's agreement to complete the 
     course of instruction at the Coast Guard Academy and accept 
     an appointment as a commissioned officer upon graduation from 
     the Coast Guard Academy.
       ``(c) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry 
     out this section. Those regulations shall include--
       ``(1) standards for determining what constitutes, for the 
     purpose of subsection (b), a breach of an agreement under 
     subsection (a);
       ``(2) procedures for determining whether such a breach has 
     occurred; and
       ``(3) standards for determining the period of time for 
     which a person may be ordered to serve on active duty under 
     subsection (b).
       ``(d) In this section, `commissioned service obligation', 
     with respect to an officer who is a graduate of the Academy, 
     means the period beginning on the date of the officer's 
     appointment as a commissioned officer and ending on the sixth 
     anniversary of such appointment or, at the discretion of the 
     Secretary, any later date up to the eighth anniversary of 
     such appointment.
       ``(e)(1) This section does not apply to a cadet who is not 
     a citizen or national of the United States.
       ``(2) In the case of a cadet who is a minor and who has 
     parents or a guardian, the cadet may sign the agreement 
     required by subsection (a) only with the consent of the 
     parent or guardian.
       ``(f) A cadet or former cadet who does not fulfill the 
     terms of the obligation to serve as specified under section 
     (a), or the alternative obligation imposed under subsection 
     (b), shall be subject to the repayment provisions of section 
     303a(e) of title 37.''; and
       (D) by inserting before section 1941 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                      ``SUBCHAPTER III--FACULTY''.

       (2) Conforming repeal.--Section 182 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is repealed.

     SEC. 111. PART II.

       Part II of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking the part designation, the part heading, and the 
     table of chapters at the beginning.

     SEC. 112. CHAPTER 21.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 21 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 21--PERSONNEL; OFFICERS

                ``subchapter i--appointment and promotion

``Sec.
``2101. Original appointment of permanent commissioned officers.
``2102. Active duty promotion list.
``2103. Number and distribution of commissioned officers on active duty 
              promotion list.
``2104. Appointment of temporary officers.
``2105. Rank of warrant officers.
``2106. Selection boards; convening of boards.
``2107. Selection boards; composition of boards.
``2108. Selection boards; notice of convening; communication with 
              board.
``2109. Selection boards; oath of members.
``2110. Number of officers to be selected for promotion.
``2111. Promotion zones.
``2112. Promotion year; defined.
``2113. Eligibility of officers for consideration for promotion.
``2114. United States Deputy Marshals in Alaska.
``2115. Selection boards; information to be furnished boards.
``2116. Officers to be recommended for promotion.
``2117. Selection boards; reports.
``2118. Selection boards; submission of reports.
``2119. Failure of selection for promotion.
``2120. Special selection boards; correction of errors.
``2121. Promotions; appointments.
``2122. Removal of officer from list of selectees for promotion.
``2123. Promotions; acceptance; oath of office.
``2124. Promotions; pay and allowances.
``2125. Wartime temporary service promotions.
``2126. Promotion of officers not included on active duty promotion 
              list.
``2127. Recall to active duty during war or national emergency.
``2128. Recall to active duty with consent of officer.
``2129. Aviation cadets; appointment as Reserve officers.

  ``subchapter ii--discharges; retirements; revocation of commissions; 
                          separation for cause

``2141. Revocation of commissions during first five years of 
              commissioned service.
``2142. Regular lieutenants (junior grade); separation for failure of 
              selection for promotion.
``2143. Regular lieutenants; separation for failure of selection for 
              promotion; continuation.
``2144. Regular Coast Guard; officers serving under temporary 
              appointments.
``2145. Regular lieutenant commanders and commanders; retirement for 
              failure of selection for promotion.
``2146. Discharge in lieu of retirement; separation pay.
``2147. Regular warrant officers: separation pay.
``2148. Separation for failure of selection for promotion or 
              continuation; time of.
``2149. Regular captains; retirement.
``2150. Captains; continuation on active duty; involuntary retirement.
``2151. Rear admirals and rear admirals (lower half); continuation on 
              active duty; involuntary retirement.
``2152. Voluntary retirement after twenty years' service.
``2153. Voluntary retirement after thirty years' service.
``2154. Compulsory retirement.
``2155. Retirement for physical disability after selection for 
              promotion; grade in which retired.
``2156. Deferment of retirement or separation for medical reasons.
``2157. Flag officers.
``2158. Review of records of officers.
``2159. Boards of inquiry.
``2160. Boards of review.
``2161. Composition of boards.
``2162. Rights and procedures.
``2163. Removal of officer from active duty; action by Secretary.
``2164. Officers considered for removal; retirement or discharge; 
              separation benefits.
``2165. Relief of retired officer promoted while on active duty.

                  ``subchapter iii--general provisions

``2181. Physical fitness of officers.
``2182. Multirater assessment of certain personnel.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 21 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         211   Original appointment of permanent                   2101
                commissioned officers....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         41a   Active duty promotion list................          2102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          42   Number and distribution of commissioned             2103
                officers on active duty promotion list...
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         214   Appointment of temporary officers.........          2104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         215   Rank of warrant officers..................          2105
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         251   Selection boards; convening of boards.....          2106
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         252   Selection boards; composition of boards...          2107
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         253   Selection boards; notice of convening;              2108
                communication with board.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         254   Selection boards; oath of members.........          2109
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         255   Number of officers to be selected for               2110
                promotion................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         256   Promotion zones...........................          2111
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        256a   Promotion year; defined...................          2112
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         257   Eligibility of officers for consideration           2113
                for promotion............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         258   Selection boards; information to be                 2115
                furnished boards.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         259   Officers to be recommended for promotion..          2116
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         260   Selection boards; reports.................          2117
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         261   Selection boards; submission of reports...          2118
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         262   Failure of selection for promotion........          2119
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         263   Special selection boards; correction of             2120
                errors...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         271   Promotions; appointments..................          2121
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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         272   Removal of officer from list of selectees           2122
                for promotion............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         273   Promotions; acceptance; oath of office....          2123
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         274   Promotions; pay and allowances............          2124
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         275   Wartime temporary service promotions......          2125
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         276   Promotion of officers not included on               2126
                active duty promotion list...............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         331   Recall to active duty during war or                 2127
                national emergency.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         332   Recall to active duty with consent of               2128
                officer..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         373   Aviation cadets; appointment as Reserve             2129
                officers.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         281   Revocation of commissions during first              2141
                five years of commissioned service.......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         282   Regular lieutenants (junior grade);                 2142
                separation for failure of selection for
                promotion................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         283   Regular lieutenants; separation for                 2143
                failure of selection for promotion;
                continuation.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         284   Regular Coast Guard; officers serving               2144
                under temporary appointments.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         285   Regular lieutenant commanders and                   2145
                commanders; retirement for failure of
                selection for promotion..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         286   Discharge in lieu of retirement;                    2146
                separation pay...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        286a   Regular warrant officers: separation pay..          2147
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         287   Separation for failure of selection for             2148
                promotion or continuation; time of.......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         288   Regular captains; retirement..............          2149
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         289   Captains; continuation on active duty;              2150
                involuntary retirement...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         290   Rear admirals and rear admirals (lower              2151
                half); continuation on active duty;
                involuntary retirement...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         291   Voluntary retirement after twenty years'            2152
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         292   Voluntary retirement after thirty years'            2153
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         293   Compulsory retirement.....................          2154
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         294   Retirement for physical disability after            2155
                selection for promotion; grade in which
                retired..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         295   Deferment of retirement or separation for           2156
                medical reasons..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         296   Flag officers.............................          2157
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         321   Review of records of officers.............          2158
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         322   Boards of inquiry.........................          2159
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         323   Boards of review..........................          2160
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         324   Composition of boards.....................          2161
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         325   Rights and procedures.....................          2162
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         326   Removal of officer from active duty;                2163
                action by Secretary......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         327   Officers considered for removal;                    2164
                retirement or discharge; separation
                benefits.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         333   Relief of retired officer promoted while            2165
                on active duty...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         335   Physical fitness of officers..............          2181
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         429   Multirater assessment of certain personnel          2182
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 21 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by striking all subchapter designations and headings in 
     such chapter, except for the subchapter designations and 
     headings added by this subsection;
       (2) by inserting before section 2101 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

              ``SUBCHAPTER I--APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION'';

       (3) by inserting before section 2115 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

     ``Sec. 2114. United States Deputy Marshals in Alaska

       ``Commissioned officers may be appointed as United States 
     Deputy Marshals in Alaska.'';
       (4) by inserting before section 2141 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

 ``SUBCHAPTER II--DISCHARGES; RETIREMENTS; REVOCATION OF COMMISSIONS; 
                        SEPARATION FOR CAUSE'';

     and
       (5) by inserting before section 2181 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER III--GENERAL PROVISIONS''.

     SEC. 113. CHAPTER 23.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 23 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 23--PERSONNEL; ENLISTED

``Sec.
``2301. Recruiting campaigns.
``2302. Enlistments; term, grade.
``2303. Promotion.
``2304. Compulsory retirement at age of sixty-two.
``2305. Voluntary retirement after thirty years' service.
``2306. Voluntary retirement after twenty years' service.
``2307. Retirement of enlisted members: increase in retired pay.
``2308. Recall to active duty during war or national emergency.
``2309. Recall to active duty with consent of member.
``2310. Relief of retired enlisted member promoted while on active 
              duty.
``2311. Retirement in cases where higher grade or rating has been held.
``2312. Extension of enlistments.
``2313. Retention beyond term of enlistment in case of disability.
``2314. Detention beyond term of enlistment.
``2315. Inclusion of certain conditions in enlistment contract.
``2316. Discharge within three months before expiration of enlistment.
``2317. Aviation cadets; procurement; transfer.
``2318. Aviation cadets; benefits.
``2319. Critical skill training bonus.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 23 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         350   Recruiting campaigns......................          2301
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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         351   Enlistments; term, grade..................          2302
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         352   Promotion.................................          2303
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         353   Compulsory retirement at age of sixty-two.          2304
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         354   Voluntary retirement after thirty years'            2305
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         355   Voluntary retirement after twenty years'            2306
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         357   Retirement of enlisted members: increase            2307
                in retired pay...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         359   Recall to active duty during war or                 2308
                national emergency.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         360   Recall to active duty with consent of               2309
                member...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         361   Relief of retired enlisted member promoted          2310
                while on active duty.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         362   Retirement in cases where higher grade or           2311
                rating has been held.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         365   Extension of enlistments..................          2312
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         366   Retention beyond term of enlistment in              2313
                case of disability.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         367   Detention beyond term of enlistment.......          2314
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         369   Inclusion of certain conditions in                  2315
                enlistment contract......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         370   Discharge within three months before                2316
                expiration of enlistment.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         371   Aviation cadets; procurement; transfer....          2317
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         372   Aviation cadets; benefits.................          2318
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         374   Critical skill training bonus.............          2319
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 114. CHAPTER 25.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 25 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

              ``CHAPTER 25--PERSONNEL; GENERAL PROVISIONS

                   ``subchapter i--general provisions

``Sec.
``2501. Grade on retirement.
``2502. Retirement.
``2503. Status of recalled personnel.
``2504. Computation of retired pay.
``2505. Limitations on retirement and retired pay.
``2506. Suspension of payment of retired pay of members who are absent 
              from the United States to avoid prosecution.
``2507. Board for Correction of Military Records deadline.
``2508. Emergency leave retention authority.
``2509. Prohibition of certain involuntary administrative separations.
``2510. Sea service letters.
``2511. Investigations of flag officers and Senior Executive Service 
              employees.
``2512. Leave policies for the Coast Guard.
``2513. Computation of length of service.

                   ``subchapter ii--lighthouse service

``2531. Personnel of former Lighthouse Service.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 25 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         334   Grade on retirement.......................          2501
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         421   Retirement................................          2502
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         422   Status of recalled personnel..............          2503
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         423   Computation of retired pay................          2504
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         424   Limitations on retirement and retired pay.          2505
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        424a   Suspension of payment of retired pay of             2506
                members who are absent from the United
                States to avoid prosecution..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         425   Board for Correction of Military Records            2507
                deadline.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         426   Emergency leave retention authority.......          2508
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         427   Prohibition of certain involuntary                  2509
                administrative separations...............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         428   Sea service letters.......................          2510
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         430   Investigations of flag officers and Senior          2511
                Executive Service employees..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         431   Leave policies for the Coast Guard........          2512
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         467   Computation of length of service..........          2513
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         432   Personnel of former Lighthouse Service....          2531
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 25 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by inserting before section 2501 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS'';

     and
       (2) by inserting before section 2531 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER II--LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE''.

     SEC. 115. PART III.

       Part III of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking the part designation, the part heading, and the 
     table of chapters at the beginning.

     SEC. 116. CHAPTER 27.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 27 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

  ``CHAPTER 27--PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

              ``subchapter i--personnel rights and benefits

``Sec.
``2701. Procurement of personnel.
``2702. Training.
``2703. Contingent expenses.
``2704. Equipment to prevent accidents.
``2705. Clothing at time of discharge for good of service.
``2706. Right to wear uniform.
``2707. Protection of uniform.
``2708. Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel.
``2709. Procurement and sale of stores to members and civilian 
              employees.
``2710. Disposition of effects of decedents.
``2711. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and 
              delivery; penalties.
``2712. Payment for the apprehension of stragglers.

                         ``subchapter ii--awards

``2731. Delegation of powers to make awards; rules and regulations.
``2732. Medal of honor.
``2733. Medal of honor: duplicate medal.
``2734. Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag.
``2735. Coast Guard cross.
``2736. Distinguished service medal.
``2737. Silver star medal.
``2738. Distinguished flying cross.
``2739. Coast Guard medal.
``2740. Insignia for additional awards.
``2741. Time limit on award; report concerning deed.
``2742. Honorable subsequent service as condition to award.
``2743. Posthumous awards.
``2744. Life-saving medals.
``2745. Replacement of medals.
``2746. Award of other medals.
``2747. Awards and insignia for excellence in service or conduct.

[[Page H4626]]

``2748. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement.

                       ``subchapter iii--payments

``2761. Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances to.
``2762. Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses.
``2763. Compensatory absence from duty for military personnel at 
              isolated duty stations.
``2764. Monetary allowance for transportation of household effects.
``2765. Retroactive payment of pay and allowances delayed by 
              administrative error or oversight.
``2766. Travel card management.
``2767. Reimbursement for medical-related travel expenses for certain 
              persons residing on islands in the continental United 
              States.
``2768. Annual audit of pay and allowances of members undergoing 
              permanent change of station.
``2769. Remission of indebtedness.
``2770. Special instruction at universities.
``2771. Attendance at professional meetings.
``2772. Education loan repayment program.
``2773. Rations or commutation therefor in money.
``2774. Sales of ration supplies to messes.
``2775. Flight rations.
``2776. Payments at time of discharge for good of service.
``2777. Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons.
``2778. Advancement of public funds to personnel.
``2779. Transportation to and from certain places of employment.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 27 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         468   Procurement of personnel..................          2701
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         469   Training..................................          2702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         476   Contingent expenses.......................          2703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         477   Equipment to prevent accidents............          2704
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         482   Clothing at time of discharge for good of           2705
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         483   Right to wear uniform.....................          2706
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         484   Protection of uniform.....................          2707
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         485   Clothing for officers and enlisted                  2708
                personnel................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         487   Procurement and sale of stores to members           2709
                and civilian employees...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         507   Disposition of effects of decedents.......          2710
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         508   Deserters; payment of expenses incident to          2711
                apprehension and delivery; penalties.....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         644   Payment for the apprehension of stragglers          2712
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         499   Delegation of powers to make awards; rules          2731
                and regulations..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         491   Medal of honor............................          2732
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         504   Medal of honor: duplicate medal...........          2733
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         505   Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of            2734
                Honor Flag...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        491a   Coast Guard cross.........................          2735
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         492   Distinguished service medal...............          2736
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        492a   Silver star medal.........................          2737
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        492b   Distinguished flying cross................          2738
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         493   Coast Guard medal.........................          2739
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         494   Insignia for additional awards............          2740
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         496   Time limit on award; report concerning              2741
                deed.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         497   Honorable subsequent service as condition           2742
                to award.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         498   Posthumous awards.........................          2743
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         500   Life-saving medals........................          2744
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         501   Replacement of medals.....................          2745
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         502   Award of other medals.....................          2746
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         503   Awards and insignia for excellence in               2747
                service or conduct.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         516   Presentation of United States flag upon             2748
                retirement...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         509   Persons discharged as result of court-              2761
                martial; allowances to...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         510   Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses....          2762
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         511   Compensatory absence from duty for                  2763
                military personnel at isolated duty
                stations.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         512   Monetary allowance for transportation of            2764
                household effects........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         513   Retroactive payment of pay and allowances           2765
                delayed by administrative error or
                oversight................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         517   Travel card management....................          2766
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         518   Reimbursement for medical-related travel            2767
                expenses for certain persons residing on
                islands in the continental United States.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         519   Annual audit of pay and allowances of               2768
                members undergoing permanent change of
                station..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         461   Remission of indebtedness.................          2769
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         470   Special instruction at universities.......          2770
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         471   Attendance at professional meetings.......          2771
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         472   Education loan repayment program..........          2772
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         478   Rations or commutation therefor in money..          2773
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         479   Sales of ration supplies to messes........          2774
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         480   Flight rations............................          2775
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         481   Payments at time of discharge for good of           2776
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         486   Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons          2777
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         488   Advancement of public funds to personnel..          2778
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         660   Transportation to and from certain places           2779
                of employment............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 27 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--

[[Page H4627]]

       (1) by inserting before section 2701 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

            ``SUBCHAPTER I--PERSONNEL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS'';

       (2) by inserting before section 2731 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                       ``SUBCHAPTER II--AWARDS'';

     and
       (3) by inserting before section 2761 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                     ``SUBCHAPTER III--PAYMENTS''.

     SEC. 117. CHAPTER 29.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 29 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
     chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning 
     and inserting the following:

   ``CHAPTER 29--COAST GUARD FAMILY SUPPORT, CHILD CARE, AND HOUSING

                  ``subchapter i--coast guard families

``Sec.
``2901. Work-life policies and programs.
``2902. Surveys of Coast Guard families.
``2903. Reimbursement for adoption expenses.
``2904. Education and training opportunities for Coast Guard spouses.
``2905. Youth sponsorship initiatives.
``2906. Dependent school children.

                 ``subchapter ii--coast guard child care

``2921. Definitions.
``2922. Child development services.
``2923. Child development center standards and inspections.
``2924. Child development center employees.
``2925. Parent partnerships with child development centers.

                        ``subchapter iii--housing

``2941. Definitions.
``2942. General authority.
``2943. Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate housing.
``2944. Retired service members and dependents serving on advisory 
              committees.
``2945. Conveyance of real property.
``2946. Coast Guard Housing Fund.
``2947. Reports.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 29 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         531   Work-life policies and programs...........          2901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         532   Surveys of Coast Guard families...........          2902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         541   Reimbursement for adoption expenses.......          2903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         542   Education and training opportunities for            2904
                Coast Guard spouses......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         543   Youth sponsorship initiatives.............          2905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         544   Dependent school children.................          2906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         551   Definitions...............................          2921
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         552   Child development services................          2922
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         553   Child development center standards and              2923
                inspections..............................
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         554   Child development center employees........          2924
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         555   Parent partnerships with child development          2925
                centers..................................
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         680   Definitions...............................          2941
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         681   General authority.........................          2942
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         475   Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of           2943
                inadequate housing.......................
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         680   Retired service members and dependents              2944
                serving on advisory committees...........
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         685   Conveyance of real property...............          2945
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         687   Coast Guard Housing Fund..................          2946
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         688   Reports...................................          2947
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       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 29 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by inserting before section 2901 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER I--COAST GUARD FAMILIES'';

       (2) by inserting before section 2921 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

               ``SUBCHAPTER II--COAST GUARD CHILD CARE'';

     and
       (3) by inserting before section 2941 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                      ``SUBCHAPTER III--HOUSING''.

     SEC. 118. SUBTITLE III AND CHAPTER 37.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by adding after chapter 29 (as amended by 
     section 117 of this title) the following:

           ``Subtitle III--Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary

``Chap.                                                            Sec.
``37. Coast Guard Reserve......................................3701....

``39. Coast Guard Auxiliary....................................3901....

``41. General Provisions for Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary.4101....

                    ``CHAPTER 1--COAST GUARD RESERVE

                     ``subchapter i--administration

``Sec.
``3701. Organization.
``3702. Authorized strength.
``3703. Coast Guard Reserve Boards.
``3704. Grades and ratings; military authority.
``3705. Benefits.
``3706. Temporary members of the Reserve; eligibility and compensation.
``3707. Temporary members of the Reserve; disability or death benefits.
``3708. Temporary members of the Reserve; certificate of honorable 
              service.
``3709. Reserve student aviation pilots; Reserve aviation pilots; 
              appointments in commissioned grade.
``3710. Reserve student pre-commissioning assistance program.
``3711. Appointment or wartime promotion; retention of grade upon 
              release from active duty.
``3712. Exclusiveness of service.
``3713. Active duty for emergency augmentation of regular forces.
``3714. Enlistment of members engaged in schooling.

                       ``subchapter ii--personnel

``3731. Definitions.
``3732. Applicability of this subchapter.
``3733. Suspension of this subchapter in time of war or national 
              emergency.
``3734. Effect of this subchapter on retirement and retired pay.
``3735. Authorized number of officers.
``3736. Precedence.
``3737. Running mates.
``3738. Constructive credit upon initial appointment.
``3739. Promotion of Reserve officers on active duty.
``3740. Promotion; recommendations of selection boards.
``3741. Selection boards; appointment.
``3742. Establishment of promotion zones under running mate system.
``3743. Eligibility for promotion.
``3744. Recommendation for promotion of an officer previously removed 
              from an active status.
``3745. Qualifications for promotion.
``3746. Promotion; acceptance; oath of office.
``3747. Date of rank upon promotion; entitlement to pay.
``3748. Type of promotion; temporary.
``3749. Effect of removal by the President or failure of consent of the 
              Senate.
``3750. Failure of selection for promotion.
``3751. Failure of selection and removal from an active status.
``3752. Retention boards; removal from an active status to provide a 
              flow of promotion.
``3753. Maximum ages for retention in an active status.
``3754. Rear admiral and rear admiral (lower half); maximum service in 
              grade.
``3755. Appointment of a former Navy or Coast Guard officer.
``3756. Grade on entry upon active duty.
``3757. Recall of a retired officer; grade upon release.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 37 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


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   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         701   Organization..............................          3701
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         702   Authorized strength.......................          3702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         703   Coast Guard Reserve Boards................          3703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         704   Grades and ratings; military authority....          3704
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         705   Benefits..................................          3705
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         706   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3706
                eligibility and compensation.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         707   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3707
                disability or death benefits.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         708   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3708
                certificate of honorable service.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         709   Reserve student aviation pilots; Reserve            3709
                aviation pilots; appointments in
                commissioned grade.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        709a   Reserve student pre-commissioning                   3710
                assistance program.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         710   Appointment or wartime promotion;                   3711
                retention of grade upon release from
                active duty..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         711   Exclusiveness of service..................          3712
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         712   Active duty for emergency augmentation of           3713
                regular forces...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         713   Enlistment of members engaged in schooling          3714
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         720   Definitions...............................          3731
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         721   Applicability of this subchapter..........          3732
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         722   Suspension of this subchapter in time of            3733
                war or national emergency................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         723   Effect of this subchapter on retirement             3734
                and retired pay..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         724   Authorized number of officers.............          3735
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         725   Precedence................................          3736
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         726   Running mates.............................          3737
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         727   Constructive credit upon initial                    3738
                appointment..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         728   Promotion of Reserve officers on active             3739
                duty.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         729   Promotion; recommendations of selection             3740
                boards...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         730   Selection boards; appointment.............          3741
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         731   Establishment of promotion zones under              3742
                running mate system......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         732   Eligibility for promotion.................          3743
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         733   Recommendation for promotion of an officer          3744
                previously removed from an active status.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         734   Qualifications for promotion..............          3745
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         735   Promotion; acceptance; oath of office.....          3746
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         736   Date of rank upon promotion; entitlement            3747
                to pay...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         737   Type of promotion; temporary..............          3748
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         738   Effect of removal by the President or               3749
                failure of consent of the Senate.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         739   Failure of selection for promotion........          3750
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         740   Failure of selection and removal from an            3751
                active status............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         741   Retention boards; removal from an active            3752
                status to provide a flow of promotion....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         742   Maximum ages for retention in an active             3753
                status...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         743   Rear admiral and rear admiral (lower                3754
                half); maximum service in grade..........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         744   Appointment of a former Navy or Coast               3755
                Guard officer............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         745   Grade on entry upon active duty...........          3756
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         746   Recall of a retired officer; grade upon             3757
                release..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 37 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is further amended--
       (1) by inserting before section 3701 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--ADMINISTRATION'';

     and
       (2) by inserting before section 3731 (as so redesignated 
     and transferred under subsection (b)) the following:

                     ``SUBCHAPTER II--PERSONNEL''.

     SEC. 119. CHAPTER 39.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by adding after chapter 37 (as added by 
     section 118 of this title) the following:

                  ``CHAPTER 39--COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

``Sec.
``3901. Administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
``3902. Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
``3903. Eligibility; enrollments.
``3904. Members of the Auxiliary; status.
``3905. Disenrollment.
``3906. Membership in other organizations.
``3907. Use of member's facilities.
``3908. Vessel deemed public vessel.
``3909. Aircraft deemed public aircraft.
``3910. Radio station deemed government station.
``3911. Availability of appropriations.
``3912. Assignment and performance of duties.
``3913. Injury or death in line of duty.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 39 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         821   Administration of the Coast Guard                   3901
                Auxiliary................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         822   Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary......          3902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         823   Eligibility; enrollments..................          3903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        823a   Members of the Auxiliary; status..........          3904
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         824   Disenrollment.............................          3905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         825   Membership in other organizations.........          3906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         826   Use of member's facilities................          3907
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         827   Vessel deemed public vessel...............          3908
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         828   Aircraft deemed public aircraft...........          3909
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         829   Radio station deemed government station...          3910
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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         830   Availability of appropriations............          3911
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         831   Assignment and performance of duties......          3912
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         832   Injury or death in line of duty...........          3913
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 120. CHAPTER 41.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by adding after chapter 39 (as added by 
     section 119 of this title) the following:

 ``CHAPTER 41--GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR COAST GUARD RESERVE AND AUXILIARY

``Sec.
``4101. Flags; pennants; uniforms and insignia.
``4102. Penalty.
``4103. Limitation on rights of members of the Auxiliary and temporary 
              members of the Reserve.
``4104. Availability of facilities and appropriations.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 41 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


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   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
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         891   Flags; pennants; uniforms and insignia....          4101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         892   Penalty...................................          4102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         893   Limitation on rights of members of the              4103
                Auxiliary and temporary members of the
                Reserve..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         894   Availability of facilities and                      4104
                appropriations...........................
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     SEC. 121. SUBTITLE IV AND CHAPTER 49.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by adding after chapter 41 (as added by 
     section 120 of this title) the following:

   ``Subtitle IV--Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress

``Chap.                                                            Sec.
``49. Authorizations...........................................4901....

``51. Reports..................................................5101....

                      ``CHAPTER 49--AUTHORIZATIONS

``Sec.
``4901. Requirement for prior authorization of appropriations.
``4902. Authorization of appropriations.
``4903. Authorization of personnel end strengths.
``4904. Authorized levels of military strength and training.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 49 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
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        2701   Requirement for prior authorization of              4901
                appropriations...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2702   Authorization of appropriations...........          4902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2703   Authorization of personnel end strengths..          4903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2704   Authorized levels of military strength and          4904
                training.................................
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     SEC. 122. CHAPTER 51.

       (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is 
     further amended by adding after chapter 49 (as added by 
     section 121 of this title) the following:

                         ``CHAPTER 51--REPORTS

``Sec.
``5101. Transmission of annual Coast Guard authorization request.
``5102. Capital investment plan.
``5103. Major acquisitions.
``5104. Manpower requirements plan.
``5105. Inventory of real property.''.
       (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
       (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United States 
     Code, identified in the table provided in paragraph (2) are 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating the sections as described in the 
     table; and
       (B) by transferring the sections, as necessary, so that the 
     sections appear after the table of sections for chapter 51 of 
     such title (as added by subsection (a)), in the order in 
     which the sections are presented in the table.
       (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is the 
     following:


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   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
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        2901   Transmission of annual Coast Guard                  5101
                authorization request....................
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        2902   Capital investment plan...................          5102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2903   Major acquisitions........................          5103
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2904   Manpower requirements plan................          5104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         679   Inventory of real property................          5105
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     SEC. 123. REFERENCES.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section, the following 
     definitions apply:
       (1) Redesignated section.--The term ``redesignated 
     section'' means a section of title 14, United States Code, 
     that is redesignated by this title, as that section is so 
     redesignated.
       (2) Source section.--The term ``source section'' means a 
     section of title 14, United States Code, that is redesignated 
     by this title, as that section was in effect before the 
     redesignation.
       (b) Reference to Source Section.--
       (1) Treatment of reference.--A reference to a source 
     section, including a reference in a regulation, order, or 
     other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding 
     redesignated section.
       (2) Title 14.--In title 14, United States Code, each 
     reference in the text of such title to a source section is 
     amended by striking such reference and inserting a reference 
     to the appropriate, as determined using the tables located in 
     this title, redesignated section.
       (c) Other Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Reference to section 182.--Section 1923(c) of title 14, 
     United States Code, as so redesignated by this title, is 
     further amended by striking ``section 182'' and inserting 
     ``section 1922''.
       (2) References to chapter 11.--Title 14, United States 
     Code, is further amended--
       (A) in section 2146(d), as so redesignated by this title, 
     by striking ``chapter 11 of this title'' and inserting ``this 
     chapter''; and
       (B) in section 3739, as so redesignated by this title, by 
     striking ``chapter 11'' each place that it appears and 
     inserting ``chapter 21''.
       (3) Reference to chapter 13.--Section 3705(b) of title 14, 
     United States Code, as so redesignated by this title, is 
     further amended by striking ``chapter 13'' and inserting 
     ``chapter 27''.
       (4) Reference to chapter 15.--Section 308(b)(3) of title 
     14, United States Code, as so redesignated by this title, is 
     further amended by striking ``chapter 15'' and inserting 
     ``chapter 11''.
       (5) References to chapter 19.--Title 14, United States 
     Code, is further amended--
       (A) in section 4901(4), as so redesignated by this title, 
     by striking ``chapter 19'' and inserting ``section 318''; and
       (B) in section 4902(4), as so redesignated by this title, 
     by striking ``chapter 19'' and inserting ``section 318''.
       (6) Reference to chapter 23.--Section 701(a) of title 14, 
     United States Code, as so redesignated by this title, is 
     further amended by striking ``chapter 23'' and inserting 
     ``chapter 39''.

     SEC. 124. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

       This title, including the amendments made by this title, is 
     intended only to reorganize title 14, United States Code, and 
     may not be construed to alter--
       (1) the effect of a provision of title 14, United States 
     Code, including any authority or requirement therein;
       (2) a department or agency interpretation with respect to 
     title 14, United States Code; or
       (3) a judicial interpretation with respect to title 14, 
     United States Code.

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                        TITLE II--AUTHORIZATIONS

     SEC. 201. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE, AS 
                   AMENDED BY TITLE I OF THIS DIVISION.

       Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this 
     title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
     amendment to, or a repeal of, a section or other provision of 
     title 14, United States Code, the reference shall be 
     considered to be made to title 14, United States Code, as 
     amended by title I of this division.

     SEC. 202. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Section 4902 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 4902. Authorizations of appropriations

       ``(a) Fiscal Year 2018.--Funds are authorized to be 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2018 for necessary expenses of 
     the Coast Guard as follows:
       ``(1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast Guard, 
     not otherwise provided for, $7,210,313,000 for fiscal year 
     2018.
       ``(2) For the acquisition, construction, renovation, and 
     improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, 
     and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, and for 
     maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of 
     facilities and equipment, $2,694,745,000 for fiscal year 
     2018.
       ``(3) For the Coast Guard Reserve program, including 
     operations and maintenance of the program, personnel and 
     training costs, equipment, and services, $114,875,000 for 
     fiscal year 2018.
       ``(4) For the environmental compliance and restoration 
     functions of the Coast Guard under chapter 3 of this title, 
     $13,397,000 for fiscal year 2018.
       ``(5) To the Commandant of the Coast Guard for research, 
     development, test, and evaluation of technologies, materials, 
     and human factors directly related to improving the 
     performance of the Coast Guard's mission with respect to 
     search and rescue, aids to navigation, marine safety, marine 
     environmental protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, 
     ice operations, oceanographic research, and defense 
     readiness, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and 
     operation of facilities and equipment, $29,141,000 for fiscal 
     year 2018.
       ``(b) Fiscal Year 2019.--Funds are authorized to be 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2019 for necessary expenses of 
     the Coast Guard as follows:
       ``(1)(A) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast 
     Guard, not otherwise provided for, $7,914,195,000 for fiscal 
     year 2019.
       ``(B) Of the amount authorized under subparagraph (A)--
       ``(i) $16,701,000 shall be for environmental compliance and 
     restoration; and
       ``(ii) $199,360,000 shall be for the Coast Guard's 
     Medicare-eligible retiree health care fund contribution to 
     the Department of Defense.
       ``(2) For the procurement, construction, renovation, and 
     improvement of aids to navigation, shore facilities, vessels, 
     and aircraft, including equipment related thereto, and for 
     maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of 
     facilities and equipment, $2,694,745,000 for fiscal year 
     2019.
       ``(3) To the Commandant of the Coast Guard for research, 
     development, test, and evaluation of technologies, materials, 
     and human factors directly related to improving the 
     performance of the Coast Guard's mission with respect to 
     search and rescue, aids to navigation, marine safety, marine 
     environmental protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, 
     ice operations, oceanographic research, and defense 
     readiness, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and 
     operation of facilities and equipment, $29,141,000 for fiscal 
     year 2019.''.
       (b) Repeal.--On October 1, 2018--
       (1) section 4902(a) of title 14, United States Code, as 
     amended by subsection (a), shall be repealed; and
       (2) subsection 4902(b) of title 14, United States Code, as 
     amended by subsection (a), shall be amended by striking ``(b) 
     Fiscal Year 2019.--''.

     SEC. 203. AUTHORIZED LEVELS OF MILITARY STRENGTH AND 
                   TRAINING.

       Section 4904 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``for each of fiscal 
     years 2016 and 2017'' and inserting ``for fiscal year 2018 
     and 44,500 for fiscal year 2019''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``fiscal years 2016 and 
     2017'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2018 and 2019''.

     SEC. 204. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS.

       (a) In General.--Of the amounts authorized under section 
     4902 of title 14, United States Code, as amended by this 
     division, for each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to 
     $167,500,000 is authorized for the acquisition of 3 Fast 
     Response Cutters.
       (b) Treatment of Acquired Cutters.--Any cutters acquired 
     pursuant to subsection (a) shall be in addition to the 58 
     cutters approved under the existing acquisition baseline.

     SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR SHORESIDE 
                   INFRASTRUCTURE.

       Of the amounts authorized under section 4902 of title 14, 
     United States Code, as amended by this division, for each of 
     fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to $167,500,000 is authorized 
     for the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard 
     is operating to fund the acquisition, construction, 
     rebuilding, or improvement of Coast Guard shoreside 
     infrastructure and facilities necessary to support Coast 
     Guard operations and readiness.

     SEC. 206. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR AIRCRAFT IMPROVEMENTS.

       Of the amounts authorized under section 4902 of title 14, 
     United States Code, as amended by this division, for each of 
     fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to $3,500,000 is authorized for 
     the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
     operating to fund analysis and program development for 
     improvements to or the replacement of rotary-wing aircraft.

                         TITLE III--COAST GUARD

     SEC. 301. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE, AS 
                   AMENDED BY TITLE I OF THIS DIVISION.

       Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this 
     title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
     amendment to, or a repeal of, a section or other provision of 
     title 14, United States Code, the reference shall be 
     considered to be made to title 14, United States Code, as 
     amended by title I of this division.

     SEC. 302. PRIMARY DUTIES.

       Section 102(7) of title 14, United States Code, is amended 
     to read as follows:
       ``(7) maintain a state of readiness to assist in the 
     defense of the United States, including when functioning as a 
     specialized service in the Navy pursuant to section 103.''.

     SEC. 303. NATIONAL COAST GUARD MUSEUM.

       Section 316 of title 14, United States Code, is amended to 
     read as follows:

     ``Sec. 316. National Coast Guard Museum

       ``(a) Establishment.--The Commandant may establish a 
     National Coast Guard Museum, on lands which will be federally 
     owned and administered by the Coast Guard, and are located in 
     New London, Connecticut, at, or in close proximity to, the 
     Coast Guard Academy.
       ``(b) Limitation on Expenditures.--
       ``(1) The Secretary shall not expend any funds appropriated 
     to the Coast Guard on the construction of any museum 
     established under this section.
       ``(2) The Secretary shall fund the National Coast Guard 
     Museum with nonappropriated and non-Federal funds to the 
     maximum extent practicable. The priority use of Federal funds 
     should be to preserve and protect historic Coast Guard 
     artifacts, including the design, fabrication, and 
     installation of exhibits or displays in which such artifacts 
     are included.
       ``(3) The Secretary may expend funds appropriated to the 
     Coast Guard on the engineering and design of a National Coast 
     Guard Museum.
       ``(c) Funding Plan.--Before the date on which the 
     Commandant establishes a National Coast Guard Museum under 
     subsection (a), the Commandant shall provide to the Committee 
     on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives a plan for constructing, operating, 
     and maintaining such a museum, including--
       ``(1) estimated planning, engineering, design, 
     construction, operation, and maintenance costs;
       ``(2) the extent to which appropriated, nonappropriated, 
     and non-Federal funds will be used for such purposes, 
     including the extent to which there is any shortfall in 
     funding for engineering, design, or construction; and
       ``(3) a certification by the Inspector General of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating that the 
     estimates provided pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) are 
     reasonable and realistic.
       ``(d) Authority.--The Commandant may not establish a 
     national Coast Guard museum except as set forth in this 
     section.''.

     SEC. 304. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Land-based Unmanned Aircraft System Program.--Chapter 3 
     of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:

     ``Sec. 319. Land-based unmanned aircraft system program

       ``(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Secretary shall establish a land-based 
     unmanned aircraft system program under the control of the 
     Commandant.
       ``(b) Unmanned Aircraft System Defined.--In this section, 
     the term `unmanned aircraft system' has the meaning given 
     that term in section 331 of the FAA Modernization and Reform 
     Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note).''.
       (b) Limitation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.--Chapter 11 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     section 1154 the following:

     ``Sec. 1155. Limitation on unmanned aircraft systems

       ``(a) In General.--During any fiscal year for which funds 
     are appropriated for the design or construction of an 
     Offshore Patrol Cutter, the Commandant--
       ``(1) may not award a contract for design of an unmanned 
     aircraft system for use by the Coast Guard; and
       ``(2) may lease, acquire, or acquire the services of an 
     unmanned aircraft system only if such system--
       ``(A) has been part of a program of record of, procured by, 
     or used by a Federal entity (or funds for research, 
     development, test, and evaluation have been received from a 
     Federal entity with regard to such system) before the date on 
     which the Commandant

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     leases, acquires, or acquires the services of the system; and
       ``(B) is leased, acquired, or utilized by the Commandant 
     through an agreement with a Federal entity, unless such an 
     agreement is not practicable or would be less cost-effective 
     than an independent contract action by the Coast Guard.
       ``(b) Small Unmanned Aircraft Exemption.--Subsection (a)(2) 
     does not apply to small unmanned aircraft.
       ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `small 
     unmanned aircraft' and `unmanned aircraft system' have the 
     meanings given those terms in section 331 of the FAA 
     Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 
     note).''.
       (c) Clerical Amendments.--
       (1) Chapter 3.--The analysis for chapter 3 of title 14, 
     United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

``319. Land-based unmanned aircraft system program.''.

       (2) Chapter 11.--The analysis for chapter 11 of title 14, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 1154 the following:

``1155. Limitation on unmanned aircraft systems.''.

       (d) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (c) of section 1105 
     of title 14, United States Code, is repealed.

     SEC. 305. COAST GUARD HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS; LICENSURE 
                   PORTABILITY.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, 
     is amended by inserting after section 507 the following:

     ``Sec. 508. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure 
       portability

       ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law regarding the licensure of health-care providers, a 
     health-care professional described in subsection (b) may 
     practice the health profession or professions of the health-
     care professional at any location in any State, the District 
     of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or possession of 
     the United States, regardless of where such health-care 
     professional or the patient is located, if the practice is 
     within the scope of the authorized Federal duties of such 
     health-care professional.
       ``(b) Described Individuals.--A health-care professional 
     described in this subsection is an individual--
       ``(1) who is--
       ``(A) a member of the Coast Guard;
       ``(B) a civilian employee of the Coast Guard;
       ``(C) a member of the Public Health Service who is assigned 
     to the Coast Guard; or
       ``(D) any other health-care professional credentialed and 
     privileged at a Federal health-care institution or location 
     specially designated by the Secretary; and
       ``(2) who--
       ``(A) has a current license to practice medicine, 
     osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or another health 
     profession; and
       ``(B) is performing authorized duties for the Coast Guard.
       ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `license' 
     and `health-care professional' have the meanings given those 
     terms in section 1094(e) of title 10.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to section 507 the following:

``508. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure portability.''.

       (c) Electronic Health Records.--
       (1) System.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard is 
     authorized to procure for the Coast Guard an electronic 
     health record system that--
       (A) has been competitively awarded by the Department of 
     Defense; and
       (B) ensures full integration with the Department of Defense 
     electronic health record systems.
       (2) Support services.--
       (A) In general.--The Commandant is authorized to procure 
     support services for the electronic health record system 
     procured under paragraph (1) necessary to ensure full 
     integration with the Department of Defense electronic health 
     record systems.
       (B) Scope.--Support services procured pursuant to this 
     paragraph may include services for the following:
       (i) System integration support.
       (ii) Hosting support.
       (iii) Training, testing, technical, and data migration 
     support.
       (iv) Hardware support.
       (v) Any other support the Commandant considers appropriate.
       (3) Authorized procurement actions.--The Commandant is 
     authorized to procure an electronic health record system 
     under this subsection through the following:
       (A) A task order under the Department of Defense electronic 
     health record contract.
       (B) A sole source contract award.
       (C) An agreement made pursuant to sections 1535 and 1536 of 
     title 31, United States Code.
       (D) A contract or other procurement vehicle otherwise 
     authorized.
       (4) Competition in contracting; exemption.--Procurement of 
     an electronic health record system and support services 
     pursuant to this subsection shall be exempt from the 
     competition requirements of section 2304 of title 10, United 
     States Code.

     SEC. 306. TRAINING; EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROVIDERS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 7 of title 14, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 718. Training; emergency response providers

       ``(a) In General.--The Commandant may, on a reimbursable or 
     a non-reimbursable basis, make a training available to 
     emergency response providers whenever the Commandant 
     determines that--
       ``(1) a member of the Coast Guard, who is scheduled to 
     participate in such training, is unable or unavailable to 
     participate in such training;
       ``(2) no other member of the Coast Guard, who is assigned 
     to the unit to which the member of the Coast Guard who is 
     unable or unavailable to participate in such training is 
     assigned, is able or available to participate in such 
     training; and
       ``(3) such training, if made available to such emergency 
     response providers, would further the goal of 
     interoperability among Federal agencies, non-Federal 
     governmental agencies, or both.
       ``(b) Emergency Response Providers Defined.--In this 
     section, the term `emergency response providers' has the 
     meaning given that term in section 2 of the Homeland Security 
     Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101).
       ``(c) Treatment of Reimbursement.--Any reimbursements for a 
     training that the Coast Guard receives under this section 
     shall be credited to the appropriation used to pay the costs 
     for such training.
       ``(d) Status; Limitation on Liability.--
       ``(1) Status.--Any individual to whom, as an emergency 
     response provider, training is made available under this 
     section, who is not otherwise a Federal employee, shall not, 
     because of that training, be considered a Federal employee 
     for any purpose (including the purposes of chapter 81 of 
     title 5 (relating to compensation for injury) and sections 
     2671 through 2680 of title 28 (relating to tort claims)).
       ``(2) Limitation on liability.--The United States shall not 
     be liable for actions taken by an individual in the course of 
     training made available under this section.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 7 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

``718. Training; emergency response providers.''.

     SEC. 307. INCENTIVE CONTRACTS FOR COAST GUARD YARD AND 
                   INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

       Section 939 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by inserting before ``The Secretary may'' the 
     following: ``(a) In General.--'';
       (2) in subsection (a), as so designated by paragraph (1) of 
     this section, by striking the period at the end of the last 
     sentence and inserting ``or in accordance with subsection 
     (b).''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Incentive Contracts.--
       ``(1) The parties to an order for industrial work to be 
     performed by the Coast Guard Yard or a Coast Guard industrial 
     establishment designated under subsection (a) may enter into 
     an order or a cost-plus-incentive-fee order in accordance 
     with this subsection.
       ``(2) If such parties enter into such an order or a cost-
     plus-incentive-fee order, an agreed-upon amount of any 
     adjustment described in subsection (a) may be distributed as 
     an incentive to the wage-grade industrial employees who 
     complete the order.
       ``(3) Before entering into such an order or cost-plus-
     incentive-fee order such parties must agree that the wage-
     grade employees of the Coast Guard Yard or Coast Guard 
     industrial establishment will take action to improve the 
     delivery schedule or technical performance agreed to in the 
     order for industrial work to which such parties initially 
     agreed.
       ``(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the 
     industrial workforce of the Coast Guard Yard or Coast Guard 
     industrial establishment satisfies the performance target 
     established in such an order or cost-plus-incentive-fee 
     order--
       ``(A) the adjustment to be made pursuant to subsection (a) 
     shall be reduced by an agreed-upon amount and distributed to 
     such wage-grade industrial employees; and
       ``(B) the remainder of the adjustment shall be credited to 
     the appropriation for such order current at that time.''.

     SEC. 308. CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE EXPENSES.

       Section 944 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``$45,000'' and inserting ``$250,000''.

     SEC. 309. REGULAR CAPTAINS; RETIREMENT.

       Section 2149(a) of title 14, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``zone is'' and inserting ``zone, or from 
     being placed at the top of the list of selectees promulgated 
     by the Secretary under section 2121(a) of this title, is''; 
     and
       (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``or 
     placed at the top of the list of selectees, as applicable.''.

     SEC. 310. CONVERSION, ALTERATION, AND REPAIR PROJECTS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United States Code, 
     as amended by this division, is further amended by inserting 
     after section 951 the following:

     ``Sec. 952. Construction of Coast Guard vessels and 
       assignment of vessel projects

       ``The assignment of Coast Guard vessel conversion, 
     alteration, and repair projects shall be based on economic 
     and military considerations and may not be restricted by a

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     requirement that certain parts of Coast Guard shipwork be 
     assigned to a particular type of shipyard or geographical 
     area or by a similar requirement.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 9 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to section 951 the following:

``952. Construction of Coast Guard vessels and assignment of vessel 
              projects.''.

     SEC. 311. CONTRACTING FOR MAJOR ACQUISITIONS PROGRAMS.

       (a) General Acquisition Authority.--Section 501(d) of title 
     14, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``aircraft, 
     and systems,'' after ``vessels,''.
       (b) Contracting Authority.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United 
     States Code, as amended by this division, is further amended 
     by inserting after section 1136 the following:

     ``Sec. 1137. Contracting for major acquisitions programs

       ``(a) In General.--In carrying out authorities provided to 
     the Secretary to design, construct, accept, or otherwise 
     acquire assets and systems under section 501(d), the 
     Secretary, acting through the Commandant or the head of an 
     integrated program office established for a major acquisition 
     program, may enter into contracts for a major acquisition 
     program.
       ``(b) Authorized Methods.--Contracts entered into under 
     subsection (a)--
       ``(1) may be block buy contracts;
       ``(2) may be incrementally funded;
       ``(3) may include combined purchases, also known as 
     economic order quantity purchases, of--
       ``(A) materials and components; and
       ``(B) long lead time materials; and
       ``(4) as provided in section 2306b of title 10, may be 
     multiyear contracts.
       ``(c) Subject to Appropriations.--Any contract entered into 
     under subsection (a) shall provide that any obligation of the 
     United States to make a payment under the contract is subject 
     to the availability of amounts specifically provided in 
     advance for that purpose in subsequent appropriations 
     Acts.''.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 11 of 
     title 14, United States Code, as amended by this division, is 
     further amended by inserting after the item relating to 
     section 1136 the following:

``1137. Contracting for major acquisitions programs.''.
       (d) Conforming Amendments.--The following provisions are 
     repealed:
       (1) Section 223 of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and 
     Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (14 U.S.C. 1152 note), 
     and the item relating to that section in the table of 
     contents in section 2 of such Act.
       (2) Section 221(a) of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
     Transportation Act of 2012 (14 U.S.C. 1133 note).
       (3) Section 207(a) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 
     2016 (14 U.S.C. 561 note).
       (e) Internal Regulations and Policy.--Not later than 180 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
     of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall 
     establish the internal regulations and policies necessary to 
     exercise the authorities provided under this section, 
     including the amendments made in this section.
       (f) Multiyear Contracts.--The Secretary of the department 
     in which the Coast Guard is operating is authorized to enter 
     into a multiyear contract for the procurement of a tenth, 
     eleventh, and twelfth National Security Cutter and associated 
     government-furnished equipment.

     SEC. 312. OFFICER PROMOTION ZONES.

       Section 2111(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking ``six-tenths.'' and inserting ``one-half.''.

     SEC. 313. CROSS REFERENCE.

       Section 2129(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended 
     by inserting ``designated under section 2317'' after 
     ``cadet''.

     SEC. 314. COMMISSIONED SERVICE RETIREMENT.

       For Coast Guard officers who retire in fiscal year 2018 or 
     2019, the President may reduce the period of active 
     commissioned service required under section 2152 of title 14, 
     United States Code, to a period of not less than 8 years.

     SEC. 315. LEAVE FOR BIRTH OR ADOPTION OF CHILD.

       (a) Policy.--Section 2512 of title 14, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Not later than 1 year'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     not later than 1 year''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Leave Associated With Birth or Adoption of Child.--
     Notwithstanding subsection (a), sections 701 and 704 of title 
     10, or any other provision of law, all officers and enlisted 
     members of the Coast Guard shall be authorized leave 
     associated with the birth or adoption of a child during the 
     1-year period immediately following such birth or adoption 
     and, at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, such 
     officer or enlisted member shall be permitted--
       ``(1) to take such leave in increments; and
       ``(2) to use flexible work schedules (pursuant to a program 
     established by the Secretary in accordance with chapter 61 of 
     title 5).''.
       (b) Flexible Work Schedules.--Not later than 180 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall ensure 
     that a flexible work schedule program under chapter 61 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is in place for officers and 
     enlisted members of the Coast Guard.

     SEC. 316. CLOTHING AT TIME OF DISCHARGE.

       Section 2705 of title 14, United States Code, and the item 
     relating to that section in the analysis for chapter 27 of 
     that title, are repealed.

     SEC. 317. UNFUNDED PRIORITIES LIST.

       (a) In General.--Section 5102 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--On the date on which the President 
     submits to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of 
     title 31, the Commandant shall submit to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate a capital investment plan for 
     the Coast Guard that identifies for each capital asset for 
     which appropriations are proposed in that budget--
       ``(1) the proposed appropriations included in the budget;
       ``(2) the total estimated cost of completion based on the 
     proposed appropriations included in the budget;
       ``(3) projected funding levels for each fiscal year for the 
     next 5 fiscal years or until project completion, whichever is 
     earlier;
       ``(4) an estimated completion date based on the proposed 
     appropriations included in the budget; and
       ``(5) an acquisition program baseline, as applicable.''; 
     and
       (2) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
       ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the term `new capital 
     asset' means--
       ``(1) an acquisition program that does not have an approved 
     acquisition program baseline; or
       ``(2) the acquisition of a capital asset in excess of the 
     number included in the approved acquisition program 
     baseline.''.
       (b) Unfunded Priorities.--Chapter 51 of title 14, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 5106. Unfunded priorities list

       ``(a) In General.--On the date on which the President 
     submits to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of 
     title 31, the Commandant shall submit to the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate a list of each unfunded priority 
     for the Coast Guard.
       ``(b) Prioritization.--The list required under subsection 
     (a) shall present the unfunded priorities in order from the 
     highest priority to the lowest, as determined by the 
     Commandant.
       ``(c) Unfunded Priority Defined.--In this section, the term 
     `unfunded priority' means a program or mission requirement 
     that--
       ``(1) has not been selected for funding in the applicable 
     proposed budget;
       ``(2) is necessary to fulfill a requirement associated with 
     an operational need; and
       ``(3) the Commandant would have recommended for inclusion 
     in the applicable proposed budget had additional resources 
     been available or had the requirement emerged before the 
     budget was submitted.''.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 51 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following:

``5106. Unfunded priorities list.''.

     SEC. 318. SAFETY OF VESSELS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) In General.--Section 527 of title 14, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in the heading, by striking ``naval vessels'' and 
     inserting ``vessels of the Armed Forces'';
       (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``United States naval 
     vessel'' and inserting ``vessel of the Armed Forces'';
       (3) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``senior naval officer present in command'' 
     and inserting ``senior officer present in command''; and
       (B) by striking ``United States naval vessel'' and 
     inserting ``vessel of the Armed Forces''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) For purposes of this title, the term `vessel of the 
     Armed Forces' means--
       ``(1) any vessel owned or operated by the Department of 
     Defense or the Coast Guard, other than a time- or voyage-
     chartered vessel; and
       ``(2) any vessel owned and operated by the Department of 
     Transportation that is designated by the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating as a vessel 
     equivalent to a vessel described in paragraph (1).''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of 
     title 14, United States Code, is further amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 527 and inserting the following:

``527. Safety of vessels of the Armed Forces.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2510(a)(1) of title 14, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``armed forces'' and inserting ``Armed 
     Forces''; and
       (2) by striking ``section 101(a) of title 10'' and 
     inserting ``section 527(e)''.

     SEC. 319. PROTECTING AGAINST UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, 
     as amended by this division, is further amended by inserting 
     after section 527 the following:

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     ``Sec. 528. Protecting against unmanned aircraft

       ``(a) Authority.--Notwithstanding title 18 (including 
     section 32, section 1030, sections 2510-2522, and sections 
     3121-3127), and section 46502 of title 49, the Secretary, or 
     the Secretary's designee, may take such actions described in 
     subsection (c)(1) as are necessary to mitigate the threat, as 
     defined by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary 
     of Transportation, that an unmanned aircraft system or 
     unmanned aircraft poses to the safety or security of a 
     covered vessel or aircraft.
       ``(b) Coordination With the Secretary of Transportation.--
     The Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, shall coordinate 
     with the Secretary of Transportation, including the 
     Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, before 
     issuing any guidance or implementing any program or 
     procedures to carry out this section that might affect 
     aviation safety, civilian aviation and aerospace operations, 
     aircraft airworthiness, or the use of the airspace.
       ``(c) Actions Described.--
       ``(1) The actions described in this paragraph are the 
     following:
       ``(A) Detect, identify, monitor, and track the unmanned 
     aircraft system or unmanned aircraft, without prior consent, 
     including by means of intercept or other access of a wire, 
     oral, or electronic communication used to control the 
     unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
       ``(B) Warn the operator of the unmanned aircraft system or 
     unmanned aircraft, including by passive or active, and direct 
     or indirect physical, electronic, radio, and electromagnetic 
     means.
       ``(C) Disrupt control of the unmanned aircraft system or 
     unmanned aircraft, without prior consent, including by 
     disabling the unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft 
     by intercepting, interfering, or causing interference with 
     wire, oral, electronic, or radio communications used to 
     control the unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
       ``(D) Seize or exercise control of the unmanned aircraft 
     system or unmanned aircraft.
       ``(E) Seize or otherwise confiscate the unmanned aircraft 
     system or unmanned aircraft.
       ``(F) Use reasonable force to disable, damage, or destroy 
     the unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
       ``(2) The Secretary shall develop the actions described in 
     paragraph (1) in coordination with the Secretary of 
     Transportation.
       ``(d) Forfeiture.--Any unmanned aircraft system or unmanned 
     aircraft described in subsection (a) that is seized by the 
     Secretary is subject to forfeiture to the United States.
       ``(e) Regulations.--The Secretary and the Secretary of 
     Transportation may prescribe regulations and shall issue 
     guidance in the respective areas of each Secretary to carry 
     out this section. The Secretary and the Secretary of 
     Transportation shall coordinate in the development of such 
     guidance.
       ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) The term `covered vessel or aircraft' means a vessel 
     or aircraft that--
       ``(A)(i) is a vessel or aircraft operated by the Coast 
     Guard; or
       ``(ii) is a vessel the Coast Guard is assisting or 
     escorting;
       ``(B) is located in the United States (including the 
     territories and possessions of the United States); and
       ``(C) is directly involved in a mission of the Coast Guard 
     pertaining to--
       ``(i) assisting or escorting a vessel of the Department of 
     Defense;
       ``(ii) assisting or escorting a vessel of national security 
     significance, a high interest vessel, a high capacity 
     passenger vessel, or a high value unit, as those terms are 
     defined by the Secretary;
       ``(iii) section 91(a) of this title;
       ``(iv) assistance in protecting the President or the Vice 
     President (or other officer next in order of succession to 
     the Office of the President) pursuant to the Presidential 
     Protection Assistance Act of 1976 (18 U.S.C. 3056 note);
       ``(v) protection of a National Special Security Event, as 
     designated by the Secretary;
       ``(vi) air defense of the United States, including air 
     sovereignty, ground-based air defense, and the National 
     Capital Region integrated air defense system; or
       ``(vii) a search and rescue operation.
       ``(2) The terms `electronic communication', `intercept', 
     `oral communication', and `wire communication' have the 
     meaning given those terms in section 2510 of title 18.
       ``(3) The term `National Special Security Event' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 2001 of the Homeland 
     Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 601).
       ``(4) The terms `unmanned aircraft' and `unmanned aircraft 
     system' have the meanings given those terms in section 331 of 
     the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-
     95; 49 U.S.C. 40101 note).
       ``(g) Preservation of Appropriate Authority.--
       ``(1) Nothing in this section may be construed to vest in 
     the Secretary any authority of the Secretary of 
     Transportation or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
     Administration under title 49.
       ``(2) Nothing in this section may be construed to vest in 
     the Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of the 
     Federal Aviation Administration any authority of the 
     Secretary under title 14.
       ``(h) Privacy Protection.--Regulations or guidance issued 
     under subsection (e) shall ensure that--
       ``(1) the interception or acquisition of or access to 
     communications to or from an unmanned aircraft system under 
     this section is conducted in a manner consistent with the 
     Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and 
     applicable Federal law;
       ``(2) communications to or from an unmanned aircraft system 
     are intercepted, acquired, or accessed only to the extent 
     necessary to support a function of the Department;
       ``(3) records of such communications are not maintained for 
     more than 180 days unless the Secretary determines that 
     maintenance of such records--
       ``(A) is necessary to support one or more functions of the 
     Department; or
       ``(B) is required for a longer period to support a civilian 
     law enforcement agency or by any other applicable law or 
     regulation; and
       ``(4) such communications are not disclosed outside the 
     Department unless the disclosure--
       ``(A) would fulfill a function of the Department;
       ``(B) would support a civilian law enforcement agency or 
     enforcement activities of a regulatory agency in connection 
     with a criminal or civil investigation of, or any regulatory 
     action with regard to, any activity described under 
     subsection (c); or
       ``(C) is otherwise required by law or regulation.
       ``(i) Semi-annual Briefings Required.--
       ``(1) Not less than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, and 
     every 6 months thereafter until the authority terminates 
     pursuit to subsection (j), the Secretary and the Secretary of 
     Transportation shall jointly provide a briefing to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
     of the House of Representatives on the activities carried out 
     pursuant to this section. Such briefings shall include--
       ``(A) policies, programs, and procedures to mitigate or 
     eliminate impacts of such activities to the National Airspace 
     System;
       ``(B) a description of each instance where an action 
     described in subsection (c)(1) has been taken;
       ``(C) how the Secretaries have informed the public as to 
     the possible use of authorities under this section; and
       ``(D) how the Secretaries have engaged with Federal, State, 
     and local law enforcement agencies to implement and use such 
     authorities.
       ``(2) Each briefing under paragraph (1) shall be in 
     unclassified form, but may be accompanied by an additional 
     classified briefing.
       ``(j) Termination of Authority.--The authority pursuant to 
     this section shall expire on December 31, 2020, for 
     Department missions unless the President of the United States 
     certifies to Congress, not less than 45 days prior to the 
     expiration date that retaining authority pursuant to this 
     section is in the national security interests of the United 
     States, thereby extending the authority for those mission 
     areas an additional 180 days.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of 
     title 14, United States Code, as amended by this division, is 
     further amended by inserting after the item relating to 
     section 527 the following:

``528. Protecting against unmanned aircraft.''.

     SEC. 320. AIR FACILITIES.

       Section 912 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking subsection (a);
       (2) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections 
     (a) and (b), respectively;
       (3) in subsection (a) as redesignated--
       (A) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:
       ``(3) Public notice and comment.--
       ``(A) In general.--Prior to closing an air facility, the 
     Secretary shall provide opportunities for public comment, 
     including the convening of public meetings in communities in 
     the area of responsibility of the air facility with regard to 
     the proposed closure or cessation of operations at the air 
     facility.
       ``(B) Public meetings.--Prior to convening a public meeting 
     under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall notify each 
     congressional office representing any portion of the area of 
     responsibility of the air station that is the subject to such 
     public meeting of the schedule and location of such public 
     meeting.'';
       (B) in paragraph (4)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) by striking 
     ``2015'' and inserting ``2017''; and
       (ii) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:
       ``(A) submit to the Congress a proposal for such closure, 
     cessation, or reduction in operations along with the budget 
     of the President submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) 
     of title 31 that includes--
       ``(i) a discussion of the determination made by the 
     Secretary pursuant to paragraph (2); and
       ``(ii) a report summarizing the public comments received by 
     the Secretary under paragraph (3)''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(5) Congressional review.--The Secretary may not close, 
     cease operations, or significantly reduce personnel and use 
     of a Coast Guard air facility for which a written notice is 
     provided under paragraph (4)(A) until a period of 18 months 
     beginning on the date on which such notice is provided has 
     elapsed.''.

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                  TITLE IV--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

     SEC. 401. CODIFICATION OF PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY ACT.

       (a) Codification.--Subtitle VII of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting before chapter 701 the 
     following:

               ``CHAPTER 700--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

                    ``subchapter a--vessel operations

``70001. Vessel traffic services.
``70002. Special powers.
``70003. Port access routes.
``70004. Considerations by Secretary.
``70005. International agreements.

               ``subchapter b--ports and waterways safety

``70011. Waterfront safety.
``70012. Navigational hazards.
``70013. Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects into 
              the navigable waters of the United States.

   ``subchapter c--condition for entry into ports in the united states

``70021. Conditions for entry to ports in the united states.

  ``subchapter d--definitions, regulations, enforcement, investigatory 
                         powers, applicability

``70031. Definitions.
``70032. Saint Lawrence Seaway.
``70033. Limitation on application to foreign vessels.
``70034. Regulations.
``70035. Investigatory powers.
``70036. Enforcement.

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--VESSEL OPERATIONS

     ``Sec. 70001. Vessel traffic services

       ``(a) Subject to the requirements of section 70004, the 
     Secretary--
       ``(1) in any port or place under the jurisdiction of the 
     United States, in the navigable waters of the United States, 
     or in any area covered by an international agreement 
     negotiated pursuant to section 70005, may construct, operate, 
     maintain, improve, or expand vessel traffic services, that 
     consist of measures for controlling or supervising vessel 
     traffic or for protecting navigation and the marine 
     environment and that may include one or more of reporting and 
     operating requirements, surveillance and communications 
     systems, routing systems, and fairways;
       ``(2) shall require appropriate vessels that operate in an 
     area of a vessel traffic service to utilize or comply with 
     that service;
       ``(3)(A) may require vessels to install and use specified 
     navigation equipment, communications equipment, electronic 
     relative motion analyzer equipment, or any electronic or 
     other device necessary to comply with a vessel traffic 
     service or that is necessary in the interests of vessel 
     safety.
       ``(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall 
     not require fishing vessels under 300 gross tons as measured 
     under section 14502, or an alternate tonnage measured under 
     section 14302 as prescribed by the Secretary under section 
     14104, or recreational vessels 65 feet or less to possess or 
     use the equipment or devices required by this subsection 
     solely under the authority of this chapter;
       ``(4) may control vessel traffic in areas subject to the 
     jurisdiction of the United States that the Secretary 
     determines to be hazardous, or under conditions of reduced 
     visibility, adverse weather, vessel congestion, or other 
     hazardous circumstances, by--
       ``(A) specifying times of entry, movement, or departure;
       ``(B) establishing vessel traffic routing schemes;
       ``(C) establishing vessel size, speed, or draft limitations 
     and vessel operating conditions; and
       ``(D) restricting operation, in any hazardous area or under 
     hazardous conditions, to vessels that have particular 
     operating characteristics or capabilities that the Secretary 
     considers necessary for safe operation under the 
     circumstances;
       ``(5) may require the receipt of prearrival messages from 
     any vessel, destined for a port or place subject to the 
     jurisdiction of the United States, in sufficient time to 
     permit advance vessel traffic planning before port entry, 
     which shall include any information that is not already a 
     matter of record and that the Secretary determines necessary 
     for the control of the vessel and the safety of the port or 
     the marine environment; and
       ``(6) may prohibit the use on vessels of electronic or 
     other devices that interfere with communication and 
     navigation equipment, except that such authority shall not 
     apply to electronic or other devices certified to transmit in 
     the maritime services by the Federal Communications 
     Commission and used within the frequency bands 157.1875-
     157.4375 MHz and 161.7875-162.0375 MHz.
       ``(b) Cooperative Agreements.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may enter into cooperative 
     agreements with public or private agencies, authorities, 
     associations, institutions, corporations, organizations, or 
     other persons to carry out the functions under subsection 
     (a)(1).
       ``(2) Limitation.--
       ``(A) A nongovernmental entity may not under this 
     subsection carry out an inherently governmental function.
       ``(B) As used in this paragraph, the term `inherently 
     governmental function' means any activity that is so 
     intimately related to the public interest as to mandate 
     performance by an officer or employee of the Federal 
     Government, including an activity that requires either the 
     exercise of discretion in applying the authority of the 
     Government or the use of judgment in making a decision for 
     the Government.
       ``(c) Limitation of Liability for Coast Guard Vessel 
     Traffic Service Pilots and Non-Federal Vessel Traffic Service 
     Operators.--
       ``(1) Coast guard vessel traffic service pilots.--Any 
     pilot, acting in the course and scope of his or her duties 
     while at a Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service, who provides 
     information, advice, or communication assistance while under 
     the supervision of a Coast Guard officer, member, or employee 
     shall not be liable for damages caused by or related to such 
     assistance unless the acts or omissions of such pilot 
     constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct.
       ``(2) Non-federal vessel traffic service operators.--An 
     entity operating a non-Federal vessel traffic information 
     service or advisory service pursuant to a duly executed 
     written agreement with the Coast Guard, and any pilot acting 
     on behalf of such entity, is not liable for damages caused by 
     or related to information, advice, or communication 
     assistance provided by such entity or pilot while so 
     operating or acting unless the acts or omissions of such 
     entity or pilot constitute gross negligence or willful 
     misconduct.

     ``Sec. 70002. Special powers

       ``The Secretary may order any vessel, in a port or place 
     subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or in the 
     navigable waters of the United States, to operate or anchor 
     in a manner the Secretary directs if--
       ``(1) the Secretary has reasonable cause to believe such 
     vessel does not comply with any regulation issued under 
     section 70034 or any other applicable law or treaty;
       ``(2) the Secretary determines such vessel does not satisfy 
     the conditions for port entry set forth in section 70021 of 
     this title; or
       ``(3) by reason of weather, visibility, sea conditions, 
     port congestion, other hazardous circumstances, or the 
     condition of such vessel, the Secretary is satisfied such 
     direction is justified in the interest of safety.

     ``Sec. 70003. Port access routes

       ``(a) Authority To Designate.--Except as provided in 
     subsection (b) and subject to the requirements of subsection 
     (c), in order to provide safe access routes for the movement 
     of vessel traffic proceeding to or from ports or places 
     subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, the 
     Secretary shall designate necessary fairways and traffic 
     separation schemes for vessels operating in the territorial 
     sea of the United States and in high seas approaches, outside 
     the territorial sea, to such ports or places. Such a 
     designation shall recognize, within the designated area, the 
     paramount right of navigation over all other uses.
       ``(b) Limitation.--
       ``(1) In general.--No designation may be made by the 
     Secretary under this section if--
       ``(A) the Secretary determines such a designation, as 
     implemented, would deprive any person of the effective 
     exercise of a right granted by a lease or permit executed or 
     issued under other applicable provisions of law; and
       ``(B) such right has become vested before the time of 
     publication of the notice required by paragraph (1) of 
     subsection (c).
       ``(2) Consultation required.--The Secretary shall make the 
     determination under paragraph (1)(A) after consultation with 
     the head of the agency responsible for executing the lease or 
     issuing the permit.
       ``(c) Consideration of Other Uses.--Before making a 
     designation under subsection (a), and in accordance with the 
     requirements of section 70004, the Secretary shall--
       ``(1) undertake a study of the potential traffic density 
     and the need for safe access routes for vessels in any area 
     for which fairways or traffic separation schemes are proposed 
     or that may otherwise be considered and publish notice of 
     such undertaking in the Federal Register;
       ``(2) in consultation with the Secretary of State, the 
     Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, the 
     Secretary of the Army, and the Governors of affected States, 
     as their responsibilities may require, take into account all 
     other uses of the area under consideration, including, as 
     appropriate, the exploration for, or exploitation of, oil, 
     gas, or other mineral resources, the construction or 
     operation of deepwater ports or other structures on or above 
     the seabed or subsoil of the submerged lands or the Outer 
     Continental Shelf of the United States, the establishment or 
     operation of marine or estuarine sanctuaries, and activities 
     involving recreational or commercial fishing; and
       ``(3) to the extent practicable, reconcile the need for 
     safe access routes with the needs of all other reasonable 
     uses of the area involved.
       ``(d) Study.--In carrying out the Secretary's 
     responsibilities under subsection (c), the Secretary shall--
       ``(1) proceed expeditiously to complete any study 
     undertaken; and
       ``(2) after completion of such a study, promptly--
       ``(A) issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for the 
     designation contemplated; or
       ``(B) publish in the Federal Register a notice that no 
     designation is contemplated as a result of the study and the 
     reason for such determination.
       ``(e) Implementation of Designation.--In connection with a 
     designation made under this section, the Secretary--

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       ``(1) shall issue reasonable rules and regulations 
     governing the use of such designated areas, including rules 
     and regulations regarding the applicability of rules 9 and 10 
     of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at 
     Sea, 1972, relating to narrow channels and traffic separation 
     schemes, respectively, in waters where such regulations 
     apply;
       ``(2) to the extent that the Secretary finds reasonable and 
     necessary to effectuate the purposes of the designation, make 
     the use of designated fairways and traffic separation schemes 
     mandatory for specific types and sizes of vessels, foreign 
     and domestic, operating in the territorial sea of the United 
     States and for specific types and sizes of vessels of the 
     United States operating on the high seas beyond the 
     territorial sea of the United States;
       ``(3) may, from time to time, as necessary, adjust the 
     location or limits of designated fairways or traffic 
     separation schemes in order to accommodate the needs of other 
     uses that cannot be reasonably accommodated otherwise, except 
     that such an adjustment may not, in the judgment of the 
     Secretary, unacceptably adversely affect the purpose for 
     which the existing designation was made and the need for 
     which continues; and
       ``(4) shall, through appropriate channels--
       ``(A) notify cognizant international organizations of any 
     designation, or adjustment thereof; and
       ``(B) take action to seek the cooperation of foreign States 
     in making it mandatory for vessels under their control to 
     use, to the same extent as required by the Secretary for 
     vessels of the United States, any fairway or traffic 
     separation scheme designated under this section in any area 
     of the high seas.

     ``Sec. 70004. Considerations by Secretary

       ``In carrying out the duties of the Secretary under 
     sections 70001, 70002, and 70003, the Secretary shall--
       ``(1) take into account all relevant factors concerning 
     navigation and vessel safety, protection of the marine 
     environment, and the safety and security of United States 
     ports and waterways, including--
       ``(A) the scope and degree of the risk or hazard involved;
       ``(B) vessel traffic characteristics and trends, including 
     traffic volume, the sizes and types of vessels involved, 
     potential interference with the flow of commercial traffic, 
     the presence of any unusual cargoes, and other similar 
     factors;
       ``(C) port and waterway configurations and variations in 
     local conditions of geography, climate, and other similar 
     factors;
       ``(D) the need for granting exemptions for the installation 
     and use of equipment or devices for use with vessel traffic 
     services for certain classes of small vessels, such as self-
     propelled fishing vessels and recreational vessels;
       ``(E) the proximity of fishing grounds, oil and gas 
     drilling and production operations, or any other potential or 
     actual conflicting activity;
       ``(F) environmental factors;
       ``(G) economic impact and effects;
       ``(H) existing vessel traffic services; and
       ``(I) local practices and customs, including voluntary 
     arrangements and agreements within the maritime community; 
     and
       ``(2) at the earliest possible time, consult with and 
     receive and consider the views of representatives of the 
     maritime community, ports and harbor authorities or 
     associations, environmental groups, and other persons who may 
     be affected by the proposed actions.

     ``Sec. 70005. International agreements

       ``(a) Transmittal of Regulations.--The Secretary shall 
     transmit, via the Secretary of State, to appropriate 
     international bodies or forums, any regulations issued under 
     this subchapter, for consideration as international 
     standards.
       ``(b) Agreements.--The President is authorized and 
     encouraged to--
       ``(1) enter into negotiations and conclude and execute 
     agreements with neighboring nations, to establish compatible 
     vessel standards and vessel traffic services, and to 
     establish, operate, and maintain international vessel traffic 
     services, in areas and under circumstances of mutual concern; 
     and
       ``(2) enter into negotiations, through appropriate 
     international bodies, and conclude and execute agreements to 
     establish vessel traffic services in appropriate areas of the 
     high seas.
       ``(c) Operations.--The Secretary, pursuant to any agreement 
     negotiated under subsection (b) that is binding upon the 
     United States in accordance with constitutional requirements, 
     may--
       ``(1) require vessels operating in an area of a vessel 
     traffic service to utilize or to comply with the vessel 
     traffic service, including the carrying or installation of 
     equipment and devices as necessary for the use of the 
     service; and
       ``(2) waive, by order or regulation, the application of any 
     United States law or regulation concerning the design, 
     construction, operation, equipment, personnel qualifications, 
     and manning standards for vessels operating in waters over 
     which the United States exercises jurisdiction if such vessel 
     is not en route to or from a United States port or place, and 
     if vessels en route to or from a United States port or place 
     are accorded equivalent waivers of laws and regulations of 
     the neighboring nation, when operating in waters over which 
     that nation exercises jurisdiction.
       ``(d) Ship Reporting Systems.--The Secretary, in 
     cooperation with the International Maritime Organization, may 
     implement and enforce two mandatory ship reporting systems, 
     consistent with international law, with respect to vessels 
     subject to such reporting systems entering the following 
     areas of the Atlantic Ocean:
       ``(1) Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, and Great South 
     Channel (in the area generally bounded by a line starting 
     from a point on Cape Ann, Massachusetts at 42 deg. 39' N., 70 
     deg. 37' W; then northeast to 42 deg. 45' N., 70 deg. 13' W; 
     then southeast to 42 deg. 10' N., 68 deg. 31' W, then south 
     to 41 deg. 00' N., 68 deg. 31' W; then west to 41 deg. 00' 
     N., 69 deg. 17' W; then northeast to 42 deg. 05' N., 70 deg. 
     02' W, then west to 42 deg. 04' N., 70 deg. 10' W; and then 
     along the Massachusetts shoreline of Cape Cod Bay and 
     Massachusetts Bay back to the point on Cape Ann at 42 deg. 
     39' N., 70 deg. 37' W).
       ``(2) In the coastal waters of the Southeastern United 
     States within about 25 nm along a 90 nm stretch of the 
     Atlantic seaboard (in an area generally extending from the 
     shoreline east to longitude 80 deg. 51.6' W with the southern 
     and northern boundary at latitudes 30 deg. 00' N., 31 deg. 
     27' N., respectively).

              ``SUBCHAPTER II--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

     ``Sec. 70011. Waterfront safety

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may take such action as is 
     necessary to--
       ``(1) prevent damage to, or the destruction of, any bridge 
     or other structure on or in the navigable waters of the 
     United States, or any land structure or shore area 
     immediately adjacent to such waters; and
       ``(2) protect the navigable waters and the resources 
     therein from harm resulting from vessel or structure damage, 
     destruction, or loss.
       ``(b) Actions Authorized.--Actions authorized by subsection 
     (a) include--
       ``(1) establishing procedures, measures, and standards for 
     the handling, loading, unloading, storage, stowage, and 
     movement on a structure (including the emergency removal, 
     control, and disposition) of explosives or other dangerous 
     articles and substances, including oil or hazardous material 
     as those terms are defined in section 2101;
       ``(2) prescribing minimum safety equipment requirements for 
     a structure to assure adequate protection from fire, 
     explosion, natural disaster, and other serious accidents or 
     casualties;
       ``(3) establishing water or waterfront safety zones, or 
     other measures, for limited, controlled, or conditional 
     access and activity when necessary for the protection of any 
     vessel, structure, waters, or shore area; and
       ``(4) establishing procedures for examination to assure 
     compliance with the requirements prescribed under this 
     section.
       ``(c) State Law.--Nothing in this section, with respect to 
     structures, prohibits a State or political subdivision 
     thereof from prescribing higher safety equipment requirements 
     or safety standards than those that may be prescribed by 
     regulations under this section.

     ``Sec. 70012. Navigational hazards

       ``(a) Reporting Procedure.--The Secretary shall establish a 
     program to encourage fishermen and other vessel operators to 
     report potential or existing navigational hazards involving 
     pipelines to the Secretary through Coast Guard field offices.
       ``(b) Secretary's Response.--
       ``(1) Notification by the operator of a pipeline.--Upon 
     notification by the operator of a pipeline of a hazard to 
     navigation with respect to that pipeline, the Secretary shall 
     immediately notify Coast Guard headquarters, the Pipeline and 
     Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, other affected 
     Federal and State agencies, and vessel owners and operators 
     in the pipeline's vicinity.
       ``(2) Notification by other persons.--Upon notification by 
     any other person of a hazard or potential hazard to 
     navigation with respect to a pipeline, the Secretary shall 
     promptly determine whether a hazard exists, and if so shall 
     immediately notify Coast Guard headquarters, the Pipeline and 
     Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, other affected 
     Federal and State agencies, vessel owners and operators in 
     the pipeline's vicinity, and the owner and operator of the 
     pipeline.
       ``(c) Pipeline Defined.--For purposes of this section, the 
     term `pipeline' has the meaning given the term `pipeline 
     facility' in section 60101(a)(18) of title 49.

     ``Sec. 70013. Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of 
       objects into the navigable waters of the United States

       ``(a) Requirement.--As soon as a person has knowledge of 
     any release from a vessel or facility into the navigable 
     waters of the United States of any object that creates an 
     obstruction prohibited under section 10 of the Act of March 
     3, 1899, popularly known as the Rivers and Harbors 
     Appropriations Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403), such person shall 
     notify the Secretary and the Secretary of the Army of such 
     release.
       ``(b) Restriction on Use of Notification.--Any notification 
     provided by an individual in accordance with subsection (a) 
     may not be used against such individual in any criminal case, 
     except a prosecution for perjury or for giving a false 
     statement.

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 ``SUBCHAPTER III--CONDITION FOR ENTRY INTO PORTS IN THE UNITED STATES

     ``Sec. 70021. Conditions for entry to ports in the United 
       States

       ``(a) In General.--No vessel that is subject to chapter 37 
     shall operate in the navigable waters of the United States or 
     transfer cargo or residue in any port or place under the 
     jurisdiction of the United States, if such vessel--
       ``(1) has a history of accidents, pollution incidents, or 
     serious repair problems that, as determined by the Secretary, 
     creates reason to believe that such vessel may be unsafe or 
     may create a threat to the marine environment;
       ``(2) fails to comply with any applicable regulation issued 
     under section 70034, chapter 37, or any other applicable law 
     or treaty;
       ``(3) discharges oil or hazardous material in violation of 
     any law of the United States or in a manner or quantities 
     inconsistent with any treaty to which the United States is a 
     party;
       ``(4) does not comply with any applicable vessel traffic 
     service requirements;
       ``(5) is manned by one or more officers who are licensed by 
     a certificating State that the Secretary has determined, 
     pursuant to section 9101 of title 46, does not have standards 
     for licensing and certification of seafarers that are 
     comparable to or more stringent than United States standards 
     or international standards that are accepted by the United 
     States;
       ``(6) is not manned in compliance with manning levels as 
     determined by the Secretary to be necessary to insure the 
     safe navigation of the vessel; or
       ``(7) while underway, does not have at least one licensed 
     deck officer on the navigation bridge who is capable of 
     clearly understanding English.
       ``(b) Exceptions.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may allow provisional 
     entry of a vessel that is not in compliance with subsection 
     (a), if the owner or operator of such vessel proves, to the 
     satisfaction of the Secretary, that such vessel is not unsafe 
     or a threat to the marine environment, and if such entry is 
     necessary for the safety of the vessel or persons aboard.
       ``(2) Provisions not applicable.--Paragraphs (1), (2), (3), 
     and (4) of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to 
     a vessel allowed provisional entry under paragraph (1) if the 
     owner or operator of such vessel proves, to the satisfaction 
     of the Secretary, that such vessel is no longer unsafe or a 
     threat to the marine environment, and is no longer in 
     violation of any applicable law, treaty, regulation, or 
     condition, as appropriate.

 ``SUBCHAPTER IV--DEFINITIONS, REGULATIONS, ENFORCEMENT, INVESTIGATORY 
                         POWERS, APPLICABILITY

     ``Sec. 70031. Definitions

       ``As used in subchapters A through C and this subchapter, 
     unless the context otherwise requires:
       ``(1) The term `marine environment' means--
       ``(A) the navigable waters of the United States and the 
     land and resources therein and thereunder;
       ``(B) the waters and fishery resources of any area over 
     which the United States asserts exclusive fishery management 
     authority;
       ``(C) the seabed and subsoil of the Outer Continental Shelf 
     of the United States, the resources thereof, and the waters 
     superjacent thereto; and
       ``(D) the recreational, economic, and scenic values of such 
     waters and resources.
       ``(2) The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating, except that 
     such term means the Secretary of Transportation with respect 
     to the application of this chapter to the Saint Lawrence 
     Seaway.
       ``(3) The term `navigable waters of the United States' 
     includes all waters of the territorial sea of the United 
     States as described in Presidential Proclamation No. 5928 of 
     December 27, 1988.

     ``Sec. 70032. Saint Lawrence Seaway

       ``The authority granted to the Secretary under sections 
     70001, 70002, 70003, 7004, and 70011 may not be delegated 
     with respect to the Saint Lawrence Seaway to any agency other 
     than the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Any 
     other authority granted the Secretary under subchapters A 
     through C and this subchapter shall be delegated by the 
     Secretary to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
     Corporation to the extent the Secretary determines such 
     delegation is necessary for the proper operation of the Saint 
     Lawrence Seaway.

     ``Sec. 70033. Limitation on application to foreign vessels

       ``Except pursuant to international treaty, convention, or 
     agreement, to which the United States is a party, subchapters 
     A through C and this subchapter shall not apply to any 
     foreign vessel that is not destined for, or departing from, a 
     port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
     States and that is in--
       ``(1) innocent passage through the territorial sea of the 
     United States; or
       ``(2) transit through the navigable waters of the United 
     States that form a part of an international strait.

     ``Sec. 70034. Regulations

       ``(a) In General.--In accordance with section 553 of title 
     5, the Secretary shall issue, and may from time to time amend 
     or repeal, regulations necessary to implement subchapters A 
     through C and this subchapter.
       ``(b) Consultation.--In the exercise of the regulatory 
     authority under subchapters A through C and this subchapter, 
     the Secretary shall consult with, and receive and consider 
     the views of all interested persons, including--
       ``(1) interested Federal departments and agencies;
       ``(2) officials of State and local governments;
       ``(3) representatives of the maritime community;
       ``(4) representatives of port and harbor authorities or 
     associations;
       ``(5) representatives of environmental groups;
       ``(6) any other interested persons who are knowledgeable or 
     experienced in dealing with problems involving vessel safety, 
     port and waterways safety, and protection of the marine 
     environment; and
       ``(7) advisory committees consisting of all interested 
     segments of the public when the establishment of such 
     committees is considered necessary because the issues 
     involved are highly complex or controversial.

     ``Sec. 70035. Investigatory powers

       ``(a) Secretary.--The Secretary may investigate any 
     incident, accident, or act involving the loss or destruction 
     of, or damage to, any structure subject to subchapters A 
     through C and this subchapter, or that affects or may affect 
     the safety or environmental quality of the ports, harbors, or 
     navigable waters of the United States.
       ``(b) Powers.--In an investigation under this section, the 
     Secretary may issue subpoenas to require the attendance of 
     witnesses and the production of documents or other evidence 
     relating to such incident, accident, or act. If any person 
     refuses to obey a subpoena, the Secretary may request the 
     Attorney General to invoke the aid of the appropriate 
     district court of the United States to compel compliance with 
     the subpoena. Any district court of the United States may, in 
     the case of refusal to obey a subpoena, issue an order 
     requiring compliance with the subpoena, and failure to obey 
     the order may be punished by the court as contempt. Witnesses 
     may be paid fees for travel and attendance at rates not 
     exceeding those allowed in a district court of the United 
     States.

     ``Sec. 70036. Enforcement

       ``(a) Civil Penalty.--
       ``(1) In general.--Any person who is found by the 
     Secretary, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, to 
     have violated subchapters A through C or this subchapter or a 
     regulation issued under subchapters A through C or this 
     subchapter shall be liable to the United States for a civil 
     penalty, not to exceed $25,000 for each violation. Each day 
     of a continuing violation shall constitute a separate 
     violation. The amount of such civil penalty shall be assessed 
     by the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, by written 
     notice. In determining the amount of such penalty, the 
     Secretary shall take into account the nature, circumstances, 
     extent, and gravity of the prohibited acts committed and, 
     with respect to the violator, the degree of culpability, any 
     history of prior offenses, ability to pay, and such other 
     matters as justice may require.
       ``(2) Compromise, modification, or remission.--The 
     Secretary may compromise, modify, or remit, with or without 
     conditions, any civil penalty that is subject to imposition 
     or that has been imposed under this section.
       ``(3) Failure to pay penalty.--If any person fails to pay 
     an assessment of a civil penalty after it has become final, 
     the Secretary may refer the matter to the Attorney General of 
     the United States, for collection in any appropriate district 
     court of the United States.
       ``(b) Criminal Penalty.--
       ``(1) Class d felony.--Any person who willfully and 
     knowingly violates subchapters A through C or this subchapter 
     or any regulation issued thereunder commits a class D felony.
       ``(2) Class c felony.--Any person who, in the willful and 
     knowing violation of subchapters A through C or this 
     subchapter or of any regulation issued thereunder, uses a 
     dangerous weapon, or engages in conduct that causes bodily 
     injury or fear of imminent bodily injury to any officer 
     authorized to enforce the provisions of such a subchapter or 
     the regulations issued under such subchapter, commits a class 
     C felony.
       ``(c) In Rem Liability.--Any vessel that is used in 
     violation of subchapters A, B, or C or this subchapter, or 
     any regulations issued under such subchapter, shall be liable 
     in rem for any civil penalty assessed pursuant to subsection 
     (a) and may be proceeded against in the United States 
     district court for any district in which such vessel may be 
     found.
       ``(d) Injunction.--The United States district courts shall 
     have jurisdiction to restrain violations of subchapter A, B, 
     or C or this subchapter or of regulations issued under such 
     subchapter, for cause shown.
       ``(e) Denial of Entry.--Except as provided in section 
     70021, the Secretary may, subject to recognized principles of 
     international law, deny entry by any vessel that is not in 
     compliance with subchapter A, B, or C or this subchapter or 
     the regulations issued under such subchapter--
       ``(1) into the navigable waters of the United States; or

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       ``(2) to any port or place under the jurisdiction of the 
     United States.
       ``(f) Withholding of Clearance.--
       ``(1) In general.--If any owner, operator, or individual in 
     charge of a vessel is liable for a penalty or fine under this 
     section, or if reasonable cause exists to believe that the 
     owner, operator, or individual in charge may be subject to a 
     penalty or fine under this section, the Secretary of the 
     Treasury, upon the request of the Secretary, shall with 
     respect to such vessel refuse or revoke any clearance 
     required by section 60105 of title 46.
       ``(2) Granting clearance refused or revoked.--Clearance 
     refused or revoked under this subsection may be granted upon 
     filing of a bond or other surety satisfactory to the 
     Secretary.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     such subtitle is amended by inserting before the item 
     relating to chapter 701 the following:

``700. Ports and Waterways Safety.........................70001.''.....

     SEC. 402. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Electronic Charts.--
       (1) Transfer of provision.--Section 4A of the Ports and 
     Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1223a)--
       (A) is redesignated as section 3105 of title 46, United 
     States Code, and transferred to appear after section 3104 of 
     that title; and
       (B) is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(b) Limitation on Application.--Except pursuant to an 
     international treaty, convention, or agreement, to which the 
     United States is a party, this section shall not apply to any 
     foreign vessel that is not destined for, or departing from, a 
     port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
     States and that is in--
       ``(1) innocent passage through the territorial sea of the 
     United States; or
       ``(2) transit through the navigable waters of the United 
     States that form a part of an international strait.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     chapter 31 of such title is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

``3105. Electronic charts.''.

       (b) Port, Harbor, and Coastal Facility Security.--
       (1) Transfer of provisions.--So much of section 7 of the 
     Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1226) as precedes 
     subsection (c) of that section is redesignated as section 
     70116 of title 46, United States Code, and transferred so as 
     to replace section 70116 of that title, as in effect before 
     the enactment of this Act.
       (2) Definitions, administration, and enforcement.--Section 
     70116 of title 46, United States Code, as amended by 
     paragraph (1) of this subsection, is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(c) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--This 
     section shall be treated as part of chapter 700 for purposes 
     of sections 70031, 70032, 70034, 70035, and 70036.''.
       (3) Clerical amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     chapter 701 of such title is amended by striking the item 
     relating to section 70116 and inserting the following:

``70116. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.''.

       (c) Nondisclosure of Port Security Plans.--Subsection (c) 
     of section 7 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1226), as so designated before the application of subsection 
     (b)(1) of this section--
       (1) is redesignated as subsection (f) of section 70103 of 
     title 46, United States Code, and transferred so as to appear 
     after subsection (e) of such section; and
       (2) is amended by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
     ``this chapter''.
       (d) Repeal.--Section 2307 of title 46, United States Code, 
     and the item relating to that section in the analysis at the 
     beginning of chapter 23 of that title, are repealed.
       (e) Repeal.--The Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1221-1231, 1232-1232b), as amended by this division, is 
     repealed.

     SEC. 403. TRANSITIONAL AND SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Source provision.--The term ``source provision'' means 
     a provision of law that is replaced by a title 46 provision 
     under this title.
       (2) Title 46 provision.--The term ``title 46 provision'' 
     means a provision of title 46, United States Code, that is 
     enacted by section 402 of this title.
       (b) Cutoff Date.--The title 46 provisions replace certain 
     provisions of law enacted before the date of the enactment of 
     this Act. If a law enacted after that date amends or repeals 
     a source provision, that law is deemed to amend or repeal, as 
     the case may be, the corresponding title 46 provision. If a 
     law enacted after that date is otherwise inconsistent with a 
     title 46 provision or a provision of this title, that law 
     supersedes the title 46 provision or provision of this title 
     to the extent of the inconsistency.
       (c) Original Date of Enactment Unchanged.--For purposes of 
     determining whether one provision of law supersedes another 
     based on enactment later in time, a title 46 provision is 
     deemed to have been enacted on the date of enactment of the 
     source provision that the title 46 provision replaces.
       (d) References to Title 46 Provisions.--A reference to a 
     title 46 provision, including a reference in a regulation, 
     order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding 
     source provision.
       (e) References to Source Provisions.--A reference to a 
     source provision, including a reference in a regulation, 
     order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding 
     title 46 provision.
       (f) Regulations, Orders, and Other Administrative 
     Actions.--A regulation, order, or other administrative action 
     in effect under a source provision continues in effect under 
     the corresponding title 46 provision.
       (g) Actions Taken and Offenses Committed.--An action taken 
     or an offense committed under a source provision is deemed to 
     have been taken or committed under the corresponding title 46 
     provision.

     SEC. 404. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

       This title, including the amendments made by this title, is 
     intended only to transfer provisions of the Ports and 
     Waterways Safety Act to title 46, United States Code, and may 
     not be construed to alter--
       (1) the effect of a provision of the Ports and Waterways 
     Safety Act, including any authority or requirement therein;
       (2) a department or agency interpretation with respect to 
     the Ports and Waterways Safety Act; or
       (3) a judicial interpretation with respect to the Ports and 
     Waterways Safety Act.

     SEC. 405. ADVISORY COMMITTEE: REPEAL.

       Section 18 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1991 
     (Public Law 102-241; 105 Stat. 2213) is repealed.

     SEC. 406. REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 700 of title 46, United States 
     Code, as established by section 401 of this title, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:

              ``SUBCHAPTER V--REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES

     ``Sec. 70041. Regattas and marine parades

       ``(a) In General.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard may 
     issue regulations to promote the safety of life on navigable 
     waters during regattas or marine parades.
       ``(b) Detail and Use of Vessels.--To enforce regulations 
     issued under this section--
       ``(1) the Commandant may detail any public vessel in the 
     service of the Coast Guard and make use of any private vessel 
     tendered gratuitously for that purpose; and
       ``(2) upon the request of the Commandant, the head of any 
     other Federal department or agency may enforce the 
     regulations by means of any public vessel of such department 
     and any private vessel tendered gratuitously for that 
     purpose.
       ``(c) Transfer of Authority.--The authority of the 
     Commandant under this section may be transferred by the 
     President for any special occasion to the head of another 
     Federal department or agency whenever in the President's 
     judgment such transfer is desirable.
       ``(d) Penalties.--
       ``(1) In general.--For any violation of regulations issued 
     pursuant to this section the following penalties shall be 
     incurred:
       ``(A) A licensed officer shall be liable to suspension or 
     revocation of license in the manner prescribed by law for 
     incompetency or misconduct.
       ``(B) Any person in charge of the navigation of a vessel 
     other than a licensed officer shall be liable to a penalty of 
     $5,000.
       ``(C) The owner of a vessel (including any corporate 
     officer of a corporation owning the vessel) actually on board 
     shall be liable to a penalty of $5,000, unless the violation 
     of regulations occurred without the owner's knowledge.
       ``(D) Any other person shall be liable to a penalty of 
     $2,500.
       ``(2) Mitigation or remission.--The Commandant may mitigate 
     or remit any penalty provided for in this subsection in the 
     manner prescribed by law for the mitigation or remission of 
     penalties for violation of the navigation laws.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 700 of 
     title 46, United States Code, as established by section 401 
     of this title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

              ``subchapter e--regattas and marine parades

``70041. Regattas and marine parades.''.
       (c) Repeal.--The Act of April 28, 1908 (35 Stat. 69, 
     chapter 151; 33 U.S.C. 1233 et seq.), is repealed.

     SEC. 407. REGULATION OF VESSELS IN TERRITORIAL WATERS OF 
                   UNITED STATES.

       (a) Establishment of Subchapter F.--Chapter 700 of title 
     46, United States Code, as established by section 401 of this 
     title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SUBCHAPTER VI--REGULATION OF VESSELS IN TERRITORIAL WATERS OF UNITED 
                                 STATES

     ``Sec. 70054. Definitions

       ``In this subchapter:
       ``(1) United states.--The term `United States' includes all 
     territory and waters, continental or insular, subject to the 
     jurisdiction of the United States.
       ``(2) Territorial waters.--The term `territorial waters of 
     the United States' includes all waters of the territorial sea 
     of the United States as described in Presidential 
     Proclamation 5928 of December 27, 1988.''.
       (b) Regulation of Anchorage and Movement of Vessels During 
     National Emergency.--Section 1 of title II of the Act of June 
     15, 1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 191), is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking the section designation and all that 
     follows before ``by proclamation'' and inserting the 
     following:

     ``Sec. 70051. Regulation of anchorage and movement of vessels 
       during national emergency

       ``Whenever the President'';

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       (2) by striking ``of the Treasury'';
       (3) by striking ``of the department in which the Coast 
     Guard is operating'';
       (4) by striking ``this title'' and inserting ``this 
     subchapter''; and
       (5) by transferring the section so that the section appears 
     before section 70054 of title 46, United States Code (as 
     added by subsection (a) of this section).
       (c) Seizure and Forfeiture of Vessel; Fine and 
     Imprisonment.--Section 2 of title II of the Act of June 15, 
     1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 192), is amended--
       (1) by striking the section designation and all that 
     follows before ``agent,'' and inserting the following:

     ``Sec. 70052. Seizure and forfeiture of vessel; fine and 
       imprisonment

       ``(a) In General.--If any owner,'';
       (2) by striking ``this title'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``this subchapter''; and
       (3) by transferring the section so that the section appears 
     after section 70051 of title 46, United States Code (as 
     transferred by subsection (b) of this section).
       (d) Enforcement Provisions.--Section 4 of title II of the 
     Act of June 15, 1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 
     194), is amended--
       (1) by striking all before ``may employ'' and inserting the 
     following:

     ``Sec. 70053. Enforcement provisions

       ``The President'';
       (2) by striking ``the purpose of this title'' and inserting 
     ``this subchapter''; and
       (3) by transferring the section so that the section appears 
     after section 70052 of title 46, United States Code (as 
     transferred by subsection (c) of this section).
       (e) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 700 of 
     title 46, United States Code, as established by section 401 
     of this title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

 ``subchapter f--regulation of vessels in territorial waters of united 
                                 states

``70051. Regulation of anchorage and movement of vessels during 
              national emergency.
``70052. Seizure and forfeiture of vessel; fine and imprisonment.
``70053. Enforcement provisions.
``70054. Definitions.''.

     SEC. 408. PORT, HARBOR, AND COASTAL FACILITY SECURITY.

       (a) Transfer of Provisions.--So much of section 7 of the 
     Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1226) as precedes 
     subsection (c) of that section is redesignated as section 
     70102a of title 46, United States Code, and transferred so as 
     to appear after section 70102 of that title.
       (b) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--Section 
     70102a of title 46, United States Code, as amended by 
     paragraph (1) of this subsection, is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:
       ``(c) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--This 
     section shall be treated as part of chapter 700 for purposes 
     of sections 70031, 70032, 70034, 70035, and 70036.''.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     chapter 701 of such title is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 70102 the following:

``70102a. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.''.
       (d) Nondisclosure of Port Security Plans.--Subsection (c) 
     of section 7 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
     1226), as so designated before the application of subsection 
     (b)(1) of this section--
       (1) is redesignated as subsection (f) of section 70103 of 
     title 46, United States Code, and transferred so as to appear 
     after subsection (e) of such section; and
       (2) is amended by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
     ``this chapter''.

                TITLE V--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

     SEC. 501. CONSISTENCY IN MARINE INSPECTIONS.

       (a) In General.--Section 3305 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(d)(1) The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall ensure 
     that Officers in Charge, Marine Inspections consistently 
     interpret regulations and standards under this subtitle and 
     chapter 700 to avoid disruption and undue expense to 
     industry.
       ``(2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), in the event of a 
     disagreement regarding the condition of a vessel or the 
     interpretation of a regulation or standard referred to in 
     subsection (a) between a local Officer in Charge, Marine 
     Inspection conducting an inspection of the vessel and the 
     Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection that issued the most 
     recent certificate of inspection for the vessel, such 
     Officers shall seek to resolve such disagreement.
       ``(B) If a disagreement described in subparagraph (A) 
     involves vessel design or plan review, the Coast Guard marine 
     safety center shall be included in all efforts to resolve 
     such disagreement.
       ``(C) If a disagreement described in subparagraph (A) or 
     (B) cannot be resolved, the local Officer in Charge, Marine 
     Inspection shall submit to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, 
     through the cognizant Coast Guard district commander, a 
     request for a final agency determination of the matter in 
     disagreement.
       ``(3) The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall--
       ``(A) provide to each person affected by a decision or 
     action by an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection or by the 
     Coast Guard marine safety center all information necessary 
     for such person to exercise any right to appeal such decision 
     or action; and
       ``(B) if such an appeal is filed, process such appeal under 
     parts 1 through 4 of title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, 
     as in effect on the date of enactment of the Coast Guard 
     Authorization Act of 2017.
       ``(4) In this section, the term `Officer in Charge, Marine 
     Inspection' means any person from the civilian or military 
     branch of the Coast Guard who--
       ``(A) is designated as such by the Commandant; and
       ``(B) under the superintendence and direction of the 
     cognizant Coast Guard district commander, is in charge of an 
     inspection zone for the performance of duties with respect to 
     the inspections under, and enforcement and administration of, 
     subtitle II, chapter 700, and regulations under such laws.''.
       (b) Report on Marine Inspector Training.--Not later than 1 
     year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee 
     on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
     House of Representatives a report on the training, 
     experience, and qualifications required for assignment as a 
     marine inspector under section 312 of title 14, United States 
     Code, including--
       (1) a description of any continuing education requirement, 
     including a specific list of the required courses;
       (2) a description of the training, including a specific 
     list of the included courses, offered to a journeyman or an 
     advanced journeyman marine inspector to advance inspection 
     expertise;
       (3) a description of any training that was offered in the 
     15-year period before the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     but is no longer required or offered, including a specific 
     list of the included courses, including the senior marine 
     inspector course and any plan review courses;
       (4) a justification for why a course described in paragraph 
     (3) is no longer required or offered; and
       (5) a list of the course content the Commandant considers 
     necessary to promote consistency among marine inspectors in 
     an environment of increasingly complex vessels and vessel 
     systems.

     SEC. 502. UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, 
                   MINNESOTA.

       Section 4105 of title 46, United States Code, amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
       ``(c) In applying this title with respect to an uninspected 
     vessel of less than 25 feet overall in length that carries 
     passengers on Crane Lake or waters contiguous to such lake in 
     St. Louis County, Minnesota, the Secretary shall substitute 
     `12 passengers' for `6 passengers' each place it appears in 
     section 2101(42).''.

     SEC. 503. ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 43 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 4312. Engine cut-off switches

       ``(a) Installation Requirement.--A manufacturer, 
     distributor, or dealer that installs propulsion machinery and 
     associated starting controls on a covered recreational vessel 
     shall equip such vessel with an engine cut-off switch and 
     engine cut-off switch link that meet American Boat and Yacht 
     Council Standard A-33, as in effect on the date of the 
     enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017.
       ``(b) Education on Cut-off Switches.--The Commandant of the 
     Coast Guard, through the National Boating Safety Advisory 
     Committee established under section 15105, may initiate a 
     boating safety program on the use and benefits of cut-off 
     switches for recreational vessels.
       ``(c) Availability of Standard for Inspection.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this section, the Commandant shall transmit 
     American Boat and Yacht Council Standard A-33, as in effect 
     on the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act 
     of 2017, to--
       ``(A) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
     the House of Representatives;
       ``(B) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate; and
       ``(C) the Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering 
     Standards; and
       ``(D) the National Archives and Records Administration.
       ``(2) Availability.--The standard submitted under paragraph 
     (1) shall be kept on file and available for public inspection 
     at such Coast Guard office and the National Archives and 
     Records Administration.
       ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Covered recreational vessel.--The term `covered 
     recreational vessel' means a recreational vessel that is--
       ``(A) less than 26 feet overall in length; and
       ``(B) capable of developing 115 pounds or more of static 
     thrust.
       ``(2) Dealer.--The term `dealer' means any person who is 
     engaged in the sale and distribution of recreational vessels 
     or associated equipment to purchasers whom the seller in good 
     faith believes to be purchasing any such vessel or associated 
     equipment for purposes other than resale.

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       ``(3) Distributor.--The term `distributor' means any person 
     engaged in the sale and distribution of recreational vessels 
     and associated equipment for the purposes of resale.
       ``(4) Manufacturer.--The term `equipment manufacturer' 
     means any person engaged in the manufacture, construction, or 
     assembly of recreational vessels or associated equipment, or 
     the importation of recreational vessels into the United 
     States for subsequent sale.
       ``(5) Propulsion machinery.--The term `propulsion 
     machinery' means a self-contained propulsion system, and 
     includes, but is not limited to, inboard engines, outboard 
     motors, and sterndrive engines.
       ``(6) Static thrust.--The term `static thrust' means the 
     forward or backwards thrust developed by propulsion machinery 
     while stationary.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:

``4312. Engine cut-off switches.''.
       (c) Effective Date.--Section 4312 of title 46, United 
     States Code, as amended by this section, shall take effect 
     one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 504. EXCEPTION FROM SURVIVAL CRAFT REQUIREMENTS.

       Section 4502(b) of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``a survival craft'' 
     and inserting ``subject to paragraph (3), a survival craft'';
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Except for a nonapplicable vessel, an auxiliary craft 
     shall satisfy the equipment requirement under paragraph 
     (2)(B) if such craft is--
       ``(A) necessary for normal fishing operations;
       ``(B) readily accessible during an emergency; and
       ``(C) capable, in accordance with the Coast Guard capacity 
     rating, when applicable, of safely holding all individuals on 
     board the vessel to which the craft functions as an 
     auxiliary.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(k) For the purposes of this section, the term `auxiliary 
     craft' means a vessel that is carried onboard a fishing 
     vessel and is normally used to support fishing operations.''.

     SEC. 505. SAFETY STANDARDS.

       Section 4502(f) of title 46, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2) shall examine at dockside a vessel described in 
     subsection (b) at least once every 5 years, but may require 
     an exam at dockside every 2 years for certain vessels 
     described in subsection (b) if requested by the owner or 
     operator; and
       ``(3) shall issue a certificate of compliance to a vessel 
     meeting the requirements of this chapter and satisfying the 
     requirements in paragraph (2).''.

     SEC. 506. FISHING SAFETY GRANTS.

       Section 4502 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsections (i) and (j), by striking ``Secretary'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services'';
       (2) in subsection (i)(2), as amended by paragraph (1), by 
     inserting ``, in consultation with and based on criteria 
     established by the Commandant of the Coast Guard'' after 
     ``Health and Human Services'';
       (3) in subsection (i)(3), by striking ``75'' and inserting 
     ``50'';
       (4) in subsection (i)(4), by striking ``$3,000,000 for each 
     of fiscal years 2015 through 2017'' and inserting 
     ``$3,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2019'';
       (5) in subsection (j)(2), as amended by paragraph (1), by 
     inserting ``, in consultation with and based on criteria 
     established by the Commandant of the Coast Guard,'' after 
     ``Health and Human Services'';
       (6) in subsection (j)(3), by striking ``75'' and inserting 
     ``50''; and
       (7) in subsection (j)(4), by striking ``$3,000,000 for each 
     fiscal years 2015 through 2017'' and inserting ``$3,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2018 through 2019''.

     SEC. 507. FISHING, FISH TENDER, AND FISH PROCESSING VESSEL 
                   CERTIFICATION.

       Section 4503(f) of title 46, United States Code, as 
     redesignated by section 508 of this title, is further amended 
     to read as follows:
       ``(f)(1) For purposes of this section and section 4503a, 
     the term `built' means, with respect to a vessel, that the 
     vessel's construction has reached any of the following 
     stages:
       ``(A) The vessel's keel is laid.
       ``(B) Construction identifiable with the vessel has begun 
     and assembly of that vessel has commenced comprising of at 
     least 50 metric tons or one percent of the estimated mass of 
     all structural material, whichever is less.
       ``(2) In the case of a vessel greater than 79 feet overall 
     in length, for purposes of paragraph (1)(A) a keel is deemed 
     to be laid when a marine surveyor affirms that a structure 
     adequate for serving as a keel for such vessel is in place 
     and identified for use in the construction of such vessel.''.

     SEC. 508. DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALTERNATE SAFETY 
                   COMPLIANCE PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Section 4503(d) of title 46, United States 
     Code, is redesignated as section 4503a and transferred to 
     appear after section 4503 of such title.
       (b) Fishing, Fish Tender, and Fish Processing Vessel 
     Certification.--Section 4503 of title 46, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), and (g) as 
     subsections (d), (e), and (f), respectively;
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``subsection (d)'' and 
     inserting ``section 4503a'';
       (3) in subsection (c)(2)(B)(ii)(I), by striking 
     ``subsection (e)'' and inserting ``subsection (d)'';
       (4) in subsection (c)(2)(B)(ii)(II), by striking 
     ``subsection (f)'' and inserting ``subsection (e)'';
       (5) in subsection (e)(1), as amended by paragraph (1) of 
     this subsection, by striking ``subsection (e)'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``subsection (d)''; and
       (6) in subsection (e)(2), as amended by paragraph (1) of 
     this subsection, by striking ``subsection (e)'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``subsection (d)'';
       (c) Alternate Safety Compliance Program.--Section 4503a of 
     title 46, United States Code, as redesignated and transferred 
     by subsection (a) of this section, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) 
     as subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), respectively;
       (2) by inserting before subsection (a), as so redesignated, 
     the following:

     ``Sec. 4503a. Alternate safety compliance program'';

       (3) in subsection (a), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of 
     this subsection, by striking ``After January 1, 2020,'' and 
     all that follows through ``the Secretary, if'' and inserting 
     ``Subject to subsection (c), beginning on the date that is 3 
     years after the date that the Secretary prescribes an 
     alternate safety compliance program, a fishing vessel, fish 
     processing vessel, or fish tender vessel to which section 
     4502(b) of this title applies shall comply with such an 
     alternate safety compliance program, if'';
       (4) in subsection (a), as so redesignated, by redesignating 
     subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) as paragraphs (1), (2), and 
     (3), respectively;
       (5) in subsection (b), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``establishes standards for an alternate safety compliance 
     program, shall comply with such an alternative safety 
     compliance program that is developed in cooperation with the 
     commercial fishing industry and prescribed by the Secretary'' 
     and inserting ``prescribes an alternate safety compliance 
     program under subsection (a), shall comply with such an 
     alternate safety compliance program'';
       (6) by amending subsection (c), as so redesignated, to read 
     as follows:
       ``(c) For purposes of subsection (a), a separate alternate 
     safety compliance program may be developed for a specific 
     region or specific fishery.'';
       (7) in subsection (d), as so redesignated--
       (A) by striking ``paragraph (1)'' and inserting 
     ``subsection (a)''; and
       (B) by striking ``that paragraph'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``that subsection'';
       (8) in subsection (e), as so redesignated, by--
       (A) inserting ``is not eligible to participate in an 
     alternative safety compliance program prescribed under 
     subsection (a) and'' after ``July 1, 2012''; and
       (B) redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as paragraphs 
     (1) and (2), respectively;
       (9) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(f) For the purposes of this section, the term `built' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 4503(f).''.
       (d) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     chapter 45 of such title is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 4503 the following

``4503a. Alternate safety compliance program.''.
       (e) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3104 of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``section 4503(e)'' and 
     inserting ``section 4503(d)''.
       (f) Final Rule.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department in 
     which the Coast Guard is operating shall issue a final rule 
     implementing the requirements enumerated in section 4503(d) 
     of title 46, as amended by subsection (b)(1) of this section.
       (g) Alternate Safety Compliance Program Status Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than January 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
     operating shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate a report on the status of the development of the 
     alternate safety compliance program directed by section 4503a 
     of title 46, United States Code, as redesignated by 
     subsection (c).
       (2) Contents.--The report required under paragraph (1) 
     shall include discussion of--
       (A) steps taken in the rulemaking process to establish the 
     alternate safety compliance program;
       (B) communication and collaboration between the Coast 
     Guard, the department in which the Coast Guard is operating, 
     and the commercial fishing vessel industry regarding the 
     development of the alternate safety compliance program;
       (C) consideration given to developing alternate safety 
     compliance programs for specific regions and fisheries, as 
     authorized in section 4503a(c) of such title, as redesignated 
     by subsection (c);
       (D) any identified legislative changes necessary to 
     implement an effective alternate safety compliance program; 
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       (E) the timeline and planned actions that will be taken to 
     implement regulations necessary to fully establish an 
     alternate safety compliance program before January 1, 2020.

     SEC. 509. TERMINATION OF UNSAFE OPERATIONS; TECHNICAL 
                   CORRECTION.

       Section 4505(2) of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``4503(1)'' and inserting ``4503(a)(2)''; 
     and
       (2) by inserting before the period the following: ``, 
     except that this paragraph shall not apply with respect to a 
     vessel to which section 4503a applies''.

     SEC. 510. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS: LICENSES, CERTIFICATES OF 
                   REGISTRY, AND MERCHANT MARINER DOCUMENTS.

       Title 46, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in section 7106(b), by striking ``merchant mariner's 
     document,'' and inserting ``license,'';
       (2) in section 7107(b), by striking ``merchant mariner's 
     document,'' and inserting ``certificate of registry,'';
       (3) in section 7507(b)(1), by striking ``licenses or 
     certificates of registry'' and inserting ``merchant mariner 
     documents''; and
       (4) in section 7507(b)(2) by striking ``merchant mariner's 
     document.'' and inserting ``license or certificate of 
     registry.''.

     SEC. 511. CLARIFICATION OF LOGBOOK ENTRIES.

       (a) In General.--Section 11304 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``an official logbook, 
     which'' and inserting ``a logbook, which may be in any form, 
     including electronic, and''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), by amending paragraph (3) to read as 
     follows:
       ``(3) Each illness of, and injury to, a seaman of the 
     vessel, the nature of the illness or injury, and the medical 
     treatment provided for the injury or illness.''.
       (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 11304(b) is amended by 
     striking ``log book'' and inserting ``logbook''.

     SEC. 512. CERTIFICATES OF DOCUMENTATION FOR RECREATIONAL 
                   VESSELS.

       Section 12105 of title 46, United States Code, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(e) Effective Period.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and 
     (3), a certificate of documentation issued under this part is 
     valid for a 1-year period and may be renewed for additional 
     1-year periods.
       ``(2) Recreational vessels.--
       ``(A) In general.--A certificate of documentation for a 
     recreational vessel and the renewal of such a certificate 
     shall be effective for a 5-year period.
       ``(B) Phase-in period.--During the period beginning January 
     1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021, the owner or operator 
     of a recreational vessel may choose a period of effectiveness 
     of between 1 and 5 years for such a certificate of 
     documentation for such vessel or the renewal thereof.
       ``(C) Fees.--
       ``(i) Requirement.--The Secretary shall assess and collect 
     a fee--

       ``(I) for the issuance of a certificate of documentation 
     for a recreational vessel that is equivalent to the fee 
     established for the issuance of a certificate of 
     documentation under section 2110; and
       ``(II) for the renewal of a certificate of documentation 
     for a recreational vessel that is equivalent to the number of 
     years of effectiveness of the certificate of documentation 
     multiplied by the fee established for the renewal of a 
     certificate of documentation under section 2110.

       ``(ii) Treatment.--Fees collected under this subsection--

       ``(I) shall be credited to the account from which the costs 
     of such issuance or renewal were paid; and
       ``(II) may remain available until expended.

       ``(3) Notice of change in information.--
       ``(A) Requirement.--The owner of a vessel shall notify the 
     Coast Guard of each change in the information on which the 
     issuance of the certificate of documentation for the vessel 
     is based that occurs before the expiration of the certificate 
     under this subsection, by not later than 30 days after such 
     change.
       ``(B) Termination of certificate.--The certificate of 
     documentation for a vessel shall terminate upon the 
     expiration of such 30-day period if the owner has not 
     notified the Coast Guard of such change before the end of 
     such period.
       ``(4) State and local authority to remove abandoned and 
     derelict vessels.--Nothing in this section shall be construed 
     to limit the authority of a State or local authority from 
     taking action to remove an abandoned or derelict vessel.''.

     SEC. 513. NUMBERING FOR UNDOCUMENTED BARGES.

       Section 12301(b) of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''; and
       (2) by inserting ``of'' after ``barge''.

     SEC. 514. BACKUP GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2018''.
       (b) In General.--Chapter 3 of title 49, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 312. Alternative timing system

       ``(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations and not later than 3 years after the date of 
     the enactment of the National Timing Resilience and Security 
     Act of 2018, the Secretary shall establish a land-based, 
     resilient, and reliable alternative timing system--
       ``(1) to reduce critical dependencies on, and provide a 
     complement to and backup for, the timing component of the 
     Global Positioning System; and
       ``(2) to ensure the availability of uncorrupted and non-
     degraded timing signals for military and civilian users in 
     the event that GPS timing signals are corrupted, degraded, 
     unreliable, or otherwise unavailable.
       ``(b) Establishment of Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of enactment of the National Timing Resilience and Security 
     Act of 2018, the Secretary shall establish requirements for 
     the procurement of a land-based complement to and backup for 
     the timing component of GPS.
       ``(2) Requirements.--The Secretary shall consider the 
     following requirements for the system, to the degree 
     practicable:
       ``(A) Be wireless.
       ``(B) Be terrestrial.
       ``(C) Provide wide-area coverage.
       ``(D) Be synchronized with coordinated universal time.
       ``(E) Be resilient and extremely difficult to disrupt or 
     degrade.
       ``(F) Be able to penetrate underground and inside 
     buildings.
       ``(G) Be capable of deployment to remote locations.
       ``(H) Incorporate the expertise of the private sector with 
     respect to development, building, and installation.
       ``(I) Be interoperable with and complement other similar 
     positioning, navigation, and timing systems, including 
     enhanced long-range navigation systems and Nationwide 
     Differential GPS systems.
       ``(J) Be available for use by Federal and non-Federal 
     government agencies for public purposes at no cost.
       ``(K) Be capable of adaptation and expansion to provide 
     position and navigation capabilities.
       ``(L) Incorporate the recommendations and next actions from 
     any GPS back-up capability demonstration program initiated 
     and completed by the Secretary, in coordination with other 
     Federal agencies.
       ``(M) Incorporate such other requirements determined 
     necessary by the Secretary.
       ``(c) Implementation Plan.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of the National Timing Resilience and 
     Security Act of 2018, the Secretary shall provide to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
     of the House of Representatives a plan to implement the 
     establishment of the system authorized by subsection (a). 
     Such plan shall describe the work necessary to provide a 
     follow-on complementary and backup positioning and navigation 
     capability.
       ``(d) Funding.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary of the department in which 
     the Coast Guard is operating shall transfer, without 
     reimbursement, to the Secretary to carry out this section the 
     following:
       ``(A) Notwithstanding section 914 of title 14, or any other 
     provision of law, such infrastructure comprising the Long-
     Range Navigation (LORAN) system, including any real and 
     personal property under the administrative control of the 
     Coast Guard and used for the LORAN system, as the Secretary 
     determines necessary for the purposes described in subsection 
     (a).
       ``(B) Any funds specifically appropriated or made available 
     for the purposes described in subsection (a), and such funds 
     shall remain available until expended, without fiscal year 
     limitation.
       ``(2) Liabilities and responsibilities.--
       ``(A) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to limit 
     the application of or otherwise affect section 120(h) of the 
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
     Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).
       ``(B) The Secretary shall assume all environmental 
     compliance and restoration responsibilities and liabilities 
     associated with real property transferred under paragraph 
     (1)(A).
       ``(e) Agreement.--
       ``(1) In general.--Federal agencies may not make 
     commitments under this section (including cooperative 
     agreements (as that term is defined under section 6305 of 
     title 31), leases, service contracts, or any other type of 
     commitment) unless funds are specifically provided for such 
     purposes in advance in subsequent appropriations Acts, and 
     only to the extent that the full extent of anticipated costs 
     stemming from such commitments is recorded as an obligation 
     up front and in full at the time it is made.
       ``(2) Competition required.--The Secretary shall use 
     competitive procedures similar to those authorized under 
     section 2667 of title 10 in selecting an entity to enter into 
     an agreement to fulfill the purpose or this section.
       ``(3) Determination.--Prior to entering into any agreement 
     under this subsection, the Secretary must determine that the 
     use of such agreement is in the best financial interest of 
     the Federal Government.
       ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Entity.--The term `entity' means a non-Federal entity 
     with the demonstrated technical expertise and requisite 
     administrative and financial resources to meet any such terms 
     and conditions as may be established by the Secretary.
       ``(2) GPS.--The term `GPS' means the Global Positioning 
     System.

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       ``(3) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
     of Transportation.''.
       (c) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for chapter 3 
     of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
     end the following:

``312. Alternative timing system.''.

     SEC. 515. SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL.

       Section 2101(31) of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(A) Subject to subparagraph (B),'' 
     before the text; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B)(i) Such term includes an individual who is on board 
     an oceanographic research vessel only to--
       ``(I) engage in scientific research;
       ``(II) instruct in oceanography or limnology; or
       ``(III) receive instruction in oceanography or limnology.
       ``(ii) For purposes of clause (i), the age of an individual 
     may not be considered in determining whether the individual 
     is described in such clause.''.

     SEC. 516. TRANSPARENCY.

       (a) In General.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
     publish any letter of determination issued by the Coast Guard 
     National Vessel Documentation Center after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act on the National Vessel Documentation 
     Center website not later than 30 days after the date of 
     issuance of such letter of determination.
       (b) Audit.--
       (1) In general.--The Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall conduct an audit, the results of which shall be 
     made publicly available, of--
       (A) the method or process by which the Coast Guard National 
     Vessel Documentation Center develops policy for and documents 
     compliance with the requirements of section 67.97 of title 
     46, Code of Federal Regulations, for the purpose of issuing 
     endorsements under section 12112 and 12113 of title 46, 
     United States Code;
       (B) the coordination between the Coast Guard and U.S. 
     Customs and Border Protection with respect to the enforcement 
     of such requirements; and
       (C) the extent to which the Secretary of the department in 
     which the Coast Guard is operating and the Secretary of 
     Transportation, through the Maritime Administration, have 
     published and disseminated information to promote compliance 
     with applicable vessel construction requirements.
       (2) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the audit under 
     paragraph (1) is complete, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report regarding the results of and 
     recommendations made pursuant to such audit.
       (c) Outline.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     submission of the Comptroller General of the United States 
     report required under subsection (b), the Commandant of the 
     Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives an outline of plans--
       (1) to enhance the transparency of the documentation 
     process, and communications with the maritime industry 
     regarding such process over the next 5 years; and
       (2) to implement the recommendations made by the 
     Comptroller General of the United States in the report 
     required under subsection (b)(2).

                     TITLE VI--ADVISORY COMMITTEES

     SEC. 601. NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY 
                   COMMITTEES.

       (a) In General.--Subtitle II of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``PART K--NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  ``CHAPTER 151--NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES

``Sec.
``15101. National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee.
``15102. National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee.
``15103. National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.
``15104. National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee.
``15105. National Boating Safety Advisory Committee.
``15106. National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee.
``15107. National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee.
``15108. National Towing Safety Advisory Committee.
``15109. Administration.

     ``Sec. 15101. National Chemical Transportation Safety 
       Advisory Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (in this 
     section referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to the safe and secure marine 
     transportation of hazardous materials.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of not more 
     than 25 members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
     this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Each member of the Committee shall 
     represent 1 of the following:
       ``(A) Chemical manufacturing entities.
       ``(B) Entities related to marine handling or transportation 
     of chemicals.
       ``(C) Vessel design and construction entities.
       ``(D) Marine safety or security entities.
       ``(E) Marine environmental protection entities.
       ``(4) Distribution.--The Secretary shall, based on the 
     needs of the Coast Guard, determine the number of members of 
     the Committee who represent each entity specified in 
     paragraph (3). Neither this paragraph nor any other provision 
     of law shall be construed to require an equal distribution of 
     members representing each entity specified in paragraph (3).

     ``Sec. 15102. National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory 
       Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall--
       ``(1) advise the Secretary on matters relating to the safe 
     operation of vessels to which chapter 45 of this title 
     applies, including the matters of--
       ``(A) navigation safety;
       ``(B) safety equipment and procedures;
       ``(C) marine insurance;
       ``(D) vessel design, construction, maintenance, and 
     operation; and
       ``(E) personnel qualifications and training; and
       ``(2) review regulations proposed under chapter 45 of this 
     title (during preparation of the regulations).
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 18 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 10 members shall represent the commercial fishing 
     industry and--
       ``(i) as a group, shall together reflect a regional and 
     representational balance; and
       ``(ii) as individuals, shall each have experience--

       ``(I) in the operation of vessels to which chapter 45 of 
     this title applies; or
       ``(II) as a crew member or processing line worker on a fish 
     processing vessel.

       ``(B) 1 member shall represent naval architects and marine 
     engineers.
       ``(C) 1 member shall represent manufacturers of equipment 
     for vessels to which chapter 45 of this title applies.
       ``(D) 1 member shall represent education and training 
     professionals related to fishing vessel, fish processing 
     vessel, and fish tender vessel safety and personnel 
     qualifications.
       ``(E) 1 member shall represent underwriters that insure 
     vessels to which chapter 45 of this title applies.
       ``(F) 1 member shall represent owners of vessels to which 
     chapter 45 of this title applies.
       ``(G) 3 members shall represent the general public and, to 
     the extent possible, shall include--
       ``(i) an independent expert or consultant in maritime 
     safety;
       ``(ii) a marine surveyor who provides services to vessels 
     to which chapter 45 of this title applies; and
       ``(iii) a person familiar with issues affecting fishing 
     communities and the families of fishermen.

     ``Sec. 15103. National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory 
       Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to personnel in the United States 
     merchant marine, including the training, qualifications, 
     certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 19 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 9 members shall represent mariners and, of the 9--
       ``(i) each shall--

       ``(I) be a citizen of the United States; and
       ``(II) hold an active license or certificate issued under 
     chapter 71 of this title or a merchant mariner document 
     issued under chapter 73 of this title;

       ``(ii) 3 shall be deck officers who represent merchant 
     marine deck officers and, of the 3--

       ``(I) 2 shall be licensed for oceans any gross tons;
       ``(II) 1 shall be licensed for inland river route with a 
     limited or unlimited tonnage;

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       ``(III) 2 shall have a master's license or a master of 
     towing vessels license;
       ``(IV) 1 shall have significant tanker experience; and
       ``(V) to the extent practicable--

       ``(aa) 1 shall represent labor; and
       ``(bb) 1 shall represent management;
       ``(iii) 3 shall be engineering officers who represent 
     merchant marine engineering officers and, of the 3--

       ``(I) 2 shall be licensed as chief engineer any horsepower;
       ``(II) 1 shall be licensed as either a limited chief 
     engineer or a designated duty engineer; and
       ``(III) to the extent practicable--

       ``(aa) 1 shall represent labor; and
       ``(bb) 1 shall represent management;
       ``(iv) 2 shall be unlicensed seamen who represent merchant 
     marine unlicensed seaman and, of the 2--

       ``(I) 1 shall represent able-bodied seamen; and
       ``(II) 1 shall represent qualified members of the engine 
     department; and

       ``(v) 1 shall be a pilot who represents merchant marine 
     pilots.
       ``(B) 6 members shall represent marine educators and, of 
     the 6--
       ``(i) 3 shall be marine educators who represent maritime 
     academies and, of the 3--

       ``(I) 2 shall represent State maritime academies (and are 
     jointly recommended by such academies); and
       ``(II) 1 shall represent either State maritime academies or 
     the United States Merchant Marine Academy; and

       ``(ii) 3 shall be marine educators who represent other 
     maritime training institutions and, of the 3, 1 shall 
     represent the small vessel industry.
       ``(C) 2 members shall represent shipping companies employed 
     in ship operation management.
       ``(D) 2 members shall represent the general public.

     ``Sec. 15104. National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory 
       Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to--
       ``(1) medical certification determinations for the issuance 
     of licenses, certification of registry, and merchant 
     mariners' documents with respect to merchant mariners;
       ``(2) medical standards and guidelines for the physical 
     qualifications of operators of commercial vessels;
       ``(3) medical examiner education; and
       ``(4) medical research.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 14 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 9 shall represent health-care professionals and have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience regarding the 
     medical examinations of merchant mariners or occupational 
     medicine.
       ``(B) 5 shall represent professional mariners and have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
     occupational requirements for mariners.

     ``Sec. 15105. National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Boating Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred 
     to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to national boating safety.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 21 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 7 members shall represent State officials responsible 
     for State boating safety programs.
       ``(B) 7 members shall represent recreational vessel and 
     associated equipment manufacturers.
       ``(C) 7 members shall represent the general public or 
     national recreational boating organizations and, of the 7, at 
     least 5 shall represent national recreational boating 
     organizations.

     ``Sec. 15106. National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred 
     to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to activities directly involved with, or 
     in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy 
     resources, to the extent that such matters are within the 
     jurisdiction of the Coast Guard.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 15 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 2 members shall represent entities engaged in the 
     production of petroleum.
       ``(B) 2 members shall represent entities engaged in 
     offshore drilling.
       ``(C) 2 members shall represent entities engaged in the 
     support, by offshore supply vessels or other vessels, of 
     offshore mineral and oil operations, including geophysical 
     services.
       ``(D) 1 member shall represent entities engaged in the 
     construction of offshore exploration and recovery facilities.
       ``(E) 1 member shall represent entities engaged in diving 
     services related to offshore construction, inspection, and 
     maintenance.
       ``(F) 1 member shall represent entities engaged in safety 
     and training services related to offshore exploration and 
     construction.
       ``(G) 1 member shall represent entities engaged in 
     pipelaying services related to offshore construction.
       ``(H) 2 members shall represent individuals employed in 
     offshore operations and, of the 2, 1 shall have recent 
     practical experience on a vessel or offshore unit involved in 
     the offshore mineral and energy industry.
       ``(I) 1 member shall represent national environmental 
     entities.
       ``(J) 1 member shall represent deepwater ports.
       ``(K) 1 member shall represent the general public (but not 
     a specific environmental group).

     ``Sec. 15107. National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (in this section 
     referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and 
     groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of 
     the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing 
     measures, marine information, and aids to navigation systems.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of not more 
     than 21 members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
     this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Each member of the Committee shall 
     represent 1 of the following:
       ``(A) Commercial vessel owners or operators.
       ``(B) Professional mariners.
       ``(C) Recreational boaters.
       ``(D) The recreational boating industry.
       ``(E) State agencies responsible for vessel or port safety.
       ``(F) The Maritime Law Association.
       ``(4) Distribution.--The Secretary shall, based on the 
     needs of the Coast Guard, determine the number of members of 
     the Committee who represent each entity specified in 
     paragraph (3). Neither this paragraph nor any other provision 
     of law shall be construed to require an equal distribution of 
     members representing each entity specified in paragraph (3).

     ``Sec. 15108. National Towing Safety Advisory Committee

       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Towing Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred to 
     as the `Committee').
       ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, 
     coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety.
       ``(c) Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 18 
     members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this 
     section and section 15109 of this chapter.
       ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall be 
     appointed as follows:
       ``(A) 7 members shall represent the barge and towing 
     industry, reflecting a regional geographic balance.
       ``(B) 1 member shall represent the offshore mineral and oil 
     supply vessel industry.
       ``(C) 1 member shall represent masters and pilots of towing 
     vessels who hold active licenses and have experience on the 
     Western Rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
       ``(D) 1 member shall represent masters of towing vessels in 
     offshore service who hold active licenses.
       ``(E) 1 member shall represent masters of active ship-
     docking or harbor towing vessels.
       ``(F) 1 member shall represent licensed and unlicensed 
     towing vessel engineers with formal training and experience.
       ``(G) 2 members shall represent port districts, 
     authorities, or terminal operators.
       ``(H) 2 members shall represent shippers and, of the 2, 1 
     shall be engaged in the shipment of oil or hazardous 
     materials by barge.
       ``(I) 2 members shall represent the general public.

     ``Sec. 15109. Administration

       ``(a) Meetings.--Each committee established under this 
     chapter shall, at least once

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     each year, meet at the call of the Secretary or a majority of 
     the members of the committee.
       ``(b) Employee Status.--A member of a committee established 
     under this chapter shall not be considered an employee of the 
     Federal Government by reason of service on such committee, 
     except for the purposes of the following:
       ``(1) Chapter 81 of title 5.
       ``(2) Chapter 171 of title 28 and any other Federal law 
     relating to tort liability.
       ``(c) Compensation.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), a 
     member of a committee established under this chapter, when 
     actually engaged in the performance of the duties of such 
     committee, may--
       ``(1) receive compensation at a rate established by the 
     Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under 
     section 5376 of title 5; or
       ``(2) if not compensated in accordance with paragraph (1)--
       ``(A) be reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses 
     incurred in the performance of such duties; or
       ``(B) be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in 
     lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 
     5.
       ``(d) Acceptance of Volunteer Services.--A member of a 
     committee established under this chapter may serve on such 
     committee on a voluntary basis without pay without regard to 
     section 1342 of title 31 or any other law.
       ``(e) Status of Members.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
     with respect to a member of a committee established under 
     this chapter whom the Secretary appoints to represent an 
     entity or group--
       ``(A) the member is authorized to represent the interests 
     of the applicable entity or group; and
       ``(B) requirements under Federal law that would interfere 
     with such representation and that apply to a special 
     Government employee (as defined in section 202(a) of title 
     18), including requirements relating to employee conduct, 
     political activities, ethics, conflicts of interest, and 
     corruption, do not apply to the member.
       ``(2) Exception.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), a member 
     of a committee established under this chapter shall be 
     treated as a special Government employee for purposes of the 
     committee service of the member if--
       ``(A) the Secretary appointed the member to represent the 
     general public; or
       ``(B) the member, without regard to service on the 
     committee, is a special Government employee.
       ``(f) Service on Committee.--
       ``(1) Solicitation of nominations.--Before appointing an 
     individual as a member of a committee established under this 
     chapter, the Secretary shall publish, in the Federal 
     Register, a timely notice soliciting nominations for 
     membership on such committee.
       ``(2) Appointments.--
       ``(A) In general.--After considering nominations received 
     pursuant to a notice published under paragraph (1), the 
     Secretary may, as necessary, appoint a member to the 
     applicable committee established under this chapter.
       ``(B) Prohibition.--The Secretary shall not seek, consider, 
     or otherwise use information concerning the political 
     affiliation of a nominee in making an appointment to any 
     committee established under this chapter.
       ``(3) Service at pleasure of the secretary.--
       ``(A) In general.--Each member of a committee established 
     under this chapter shall serve at the pleasure of the 
     Secretary.
       ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), a 
     member of the committee established under section 15102 may 
     only be removed prior to the end of the term of that member 
     for just cause.
       ``(4) Security background examinations.--The Secretary may 
     require an individual to have passed an appropriate security 
     background examination before appointment to a committee 
     established under this chapter.
       ``(5) Prohibition.--
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     a Federal employee may not be appointed as a member of a 
     committee established under this chapter.
       ``(B) Special rule for national merchant marine personnel 
     advisory committee.--The Secretary may appoint a Federal 
     employee to serve as a member of the National Merchant Marine 
     Personnel Advisory Committee to represent the interests of 
     the United States Merchant Marine Academy and, 
     notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), may do so without 
     soliciting, receiving, or considering nominations for such 
     appointment.
       ``(6) Terms.--
       ``(A) In general.--The term of each member of a committee 
     established under this chapter shall expire on December 31 of 
     the third full year after the effective date of the 
     appointment.
       ``(B) Continued service after term.--When the term of a 
     member of a committee established under this chapter ends, 
     the member, for a period not to exceed 1 year, may continue 
     to serve as a member until a successor is appointed.
       ``(7) Vacancies.--A vacancy on a committee established 
     under this chapter shall be filled in the same manner as the 
     original appointment.
       ``(8) Special rule for reappointments.--Notwithstanding 
     paragraphs (1) and (2), the Secretary may reappoint a member 
     of a committee established under this chapter for any term, 
     other than the first term of the member, without soliciting, 
     receiving, or considering nominations for such appointment.
       ``(g) Staff Services.--The Secretary shall furnish to each 
     committee established under this chapter any staff and 
     services considered by the Secretary to be necessary for the 
     conduct of the committee's functions.
       ``(h) Chairman; Vice Chairman.--
       ``(1) In general.--Each committee established under this 
     chapter shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among 
     the committee's members.
       ``(2) Vice chairman acting as chairman.--The Vice Chairman 
     shall act as Chairman in the absence or incapacity of, or in 
     the event of a vacancy in the office of, the Chairman.
       ``(i) Subcommittees and Working Groups.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Chairman of a committee established 
     under this chapter may establish and disestablish 
     subcommittees and working groups for any purpose consistent 
     with the function of the committee.
       ``(2) Participants.--Subject to conditions imposed by the 
     Chairman, members of a committee established under this 
     chapter and additional persons drawn from entities or groups 
     designated by this chapter to be represented on the committee 
     or the general public may be assigned to subcommittees and 
     working groups established under paragraph (1).
       ``(3) Chair.--Only committee members may chair 
     subcommittees and working groups established under paragraph 
     (1).
       ``(j) Consultation, Advice, Reports, and Recommendations.--
       ``(1) Consultation.--
       ``(A) In general.--Before taking any significant action, 
     the Secretary shall consult with, and consider the 
     information, advice, and recommendations of, a committee 
     established under this chapter if the function of the 
     committee is to advise the Secretary on matters related to 
     the significant action.
       ``(B) Inclusion.--For purposes of this paragraph, 
     regulations proposed under chapter 45 of this title are 
     significant actions.
       ``(2) Advice, reports, and recommendations.--Each committee 
     established under this chapter shall submit, in writing, to 
     the Secretary its advice, reports, and recommendations, in a 
     form and at a frequency determined appropriate by the 
     committee.
       ``(3) Explanation of actions taken.--Not later than 60 days 
     after the date on which the Secretary receives 
     recommendations from a committee under paragraph (2), the 
     Secretary shall--
       ``(A) publish the recommendations on a website accessible 
     at no charge to the public;
       ``(B) if the recommendations are from the committee 
     established under section 15102, establish a mechanism for 
     the submission of public comments on the recommendations; and
       ``(C) respond, in writing, to the committee regarding the 
     recommendations, including by providing an explanation of 
     actions taken regarding the recommendations.
       ``(4) Submission to congress.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
     and Transportation of the Senate the advice, reports, and 
     recommendations received from committees under paragraph (2).
       ``(B) Additional submission.--With respect to a committee 
     established under section 70112 and to which this section 
     applies, the Secretary shall submit the advice, reports, and 
     recommendations received from the committee under paragraph 
     (2) to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of 
     Representatives in addition to the committees specified in 
     subparagraph (A).
       ``(k) Observers.--Any Federal agency with matters under 
     such agency's administrative jurisdiction related to the 
     function of a committee established under this chapter may 
     designate a representative to--
       ``(1) attend any meeting of such committee; and
       ``(2) participate as an observer at meetings of such 
     committee that relate to such a matter.
       ``(l) Termination.--Each committee established under this 
     chapter shall terminate on September 30, 2027.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for subtitle II of 
     title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to chapter 147 the following:

     ``Part K-National Maritime Transportation Advisory Committees

``151. National Maritime Transportation Advisory Committees15101''.....

       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Commercial fishing safety advisory committee.--Section 
     4508 of title 46, United States Code, and the item relating 
     to that section in the analysis for chapter 45 of that title, 
     are repealed.
       (2) Merchant mariner medical advisory committee.--Section 
     7115 of title 46, United States Code, and the item relating 
     to that section in the analysis for chapter 71 of that title, 
     are repealed.
       (3) Merchant marine personnel advisory committee.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 8108 of title 46, United States Code, 
     and the item relating to that section in the analysis for 
     chapter 81 of that title, are repealed.
       (B) Conforming amendment.--Section 7510(c)(1)(C) of title 
     46, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``National'' 
     before ``Merchant Marine''.
       (4) National boating safety advisory council.--

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       (A) Repeal.--Section 13110 of title 46, United States Code, 
     and the item relating to that section in the analysis for 
     chapter 131 of that title, are repealed.
       (B) Conforming amendments.--
       (i) Regulations.--Section 4302(c)(4) of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``Council established 
     under section 13110 of this title'' and inserting ``Committee 
     established under section 15105 of this title''.
       (ii) Repair and replacement of defects.--Section 4310(f) of 
     title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``Advisory Council'' and inserting ``Advisory Committee''.
       (5) Navigation safety advisory council.--Section 5 of the 
     Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 (33 U.S.C. 2073) is 
     repealed.
       (6) Towing safety advisory committee.--
       (A) Repeal.--Public Law 96-380 (33 U.S.C. 1231a) is 
     repealed.
       (B) Conforming amendments.--
       (i) Reduction of oil spills from single hull non-self-
     propelled tank vessels.--Section 3719 of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended by inserting ``National'' before 
     ``Towing Safety''.
       (ii) Safety equipment.--Section 4102(f)(1) of title 46, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting ``National'' 
     before ``Towing Safety''.
       (d) Treatment of Existing Councils and Committees.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of law--
       (1) an advisory council or committee substantially similar 
     to an advisory committee established under chapter 151 of 
     title 46, United States Code, as added by this division, and 
     that was in force or in effect on the day before the date of 
     enactment of this section, including a council or committee 
     the authority for which was repealed under subsection (c), 
     may remain in force or in effect for a period of 2 years from 
     the date of enactment of this section, including that the 
     charter, membership, and other aspects of the council or 
     committee may remain in force or in effect; and
       (2) during the 2-year period referenced in paragraph (1)--
       (A) requirements relating to the applicable advisory 
     committee established under chapter 151 of title 46, United 
     States Code, shall be treated as satisfied by the 
     substantially similar advisory council or committee; and
       (B) the enactment of this section, including the amendments 
     made in this section, shall not be the basis--
       (i) to deem, find, or declare such council or committee, 
     including the charter, membership, and other aspects thereof, 
     void, not in force, or not in effect;
       (ii) to suspend the activities of such council or 
     committee; or
       (iii) to bar the members of such council or committee from 
     meeting.

     SEC. 602. MARITIME SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

       (a) In General.--Section 70112 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 70112. Maritime Security Advisory Committees

       ``(a) National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.--
       ``(1) Establishment.--There is established a National 
     Maritime Security Advisory Committee (in this subsection 
     referred to as the `Committee').
       ``(2) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary 
     on matters relating to national maritime security.
       ``(3) Membership.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Committee shall consist of at least 
     8 members, but not more than 21 members, appointed by the 
     Secretary in accordance with this subsection and section 
     15109 of this title.
       ``(B) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall have 
     particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters 
     relating to the function of the Committee.
       ``(C) Representation.--Each of the following shall be 
     represented by at least 1 member of the Committee:
       ``(i) Port authorities.
       ``(ii) Facilities owners and operators.
       ``(iii) Terminal owners and operators.
       ``(iv) Vessel owners and operators.
       ``(v) Maritime labor organizations.
       ``(vi) The academic community.
       ``(vii) State and local governments.
       ``(viii) The maritime industry.
       ``(D) Distribution.--If the Committee consists of at least 
     8 members who, together, satisfy the minimum representation 
     requirements of subparagraph (C), the Secretary shall, based 
     on the needs of the Coast Guard, determine the number of 
     additional members of the Committee who represent each entity 
     specified in that subparagraph. Neither this subparagraph nor 
     any other provision of law shall be construed to require an 
     equal distribution of members representing each entity 
     specified in subparagraph (C).
       ``(4) Administration.--For purposes of section 15109 of 
     this title, the Committee shall be treated as a committee 
     established under chapter 151 of such title.
       ``(b) Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Establishment.--The Secretary may--
       ``(i) establish an Area Maritime Security Advisory 
     Committee for any port area of the United States; and
       ``(ii) request such a committee to review the proposed Area 
     Maritime Transportation Security Plan developed under section 
     70103(b) and make recommendations to the Secretary that the 
     committee considers appropriate.
       ``(B) Additional functions and meetings.--A committee 
     established under this subsection for an area--
       ``(i) may advise, consult with, report to, and make 
     recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to 
     maritime security in that area;
       ``(ii) may make available to the Congress recommendations 
     that the committee makes to the Secretary; and
       ``(iii) shall meet at the call of--

       ``(I) the Secretary, who shall call such a meeting at least 
     once during each calendar year; or
       ``(II) a majority of the committee.

       ``(2) Membership.--
       ``(A) In general.--Each committee established under this 
     subsection shall consist of at least 7 members appointed by 
     the Secretary, each of whom has at least 5 years practical 
     experience in maritime security operations.
       ``(B) Terms.--The term of each member of a committee 
     established under this subsection shall be for a period of 
     not more than 5 years, specified by the Secretary.
       ``(C) Notice.--Before appointing an individual to a 
     position on a committee established under this subsection, 
     the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register 
     soliciting nominations for membership on the committee.
       ``(D) Background examinations.--The Secretary may require 
     an individual to have passed an appropriate security 
     background examination before appointment to a committee 
     established under this subsection.
       ``(E) Representation.--Each committee established under 
     this subsection shall be composed of individuals who 
     represent the interests of the port industry, terminal 
     operators, port labor organizations, and other users of the 
     port areas.
       ``(3) Chairperson and vice chairperson.--
       ``(A) In general.--Each committee established under this 
     subsection shall elect 1 of the committee's members as the 
     Chairperson and 1 of the committee's members as the Vice 
     Chairperson.
       ``(B) Vice chairperson acting as chairperson.--The Vice 
     Chairperson shall act as Chairperson in the absence or 
     incapacity of the Chairperson, or in the event of a vacancy 
     in the office of the Chairperson.
       ``(4) Observers.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall, and the head of any 
     other interested Federal agency may, designate a 
     representative to participate as an observer with a committee 
     established under this subsection.
       ``(B) Role.--The Secretary's designated representative to a 
     committee established under this subsection shall act as the 
     executive secretary of the committee and shall perform the 
     duties set forth in section 10(c) of the Federal Advisory 
     Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
       ``(5) Consideration of views.--The Secretary shall consider 
     the information, advice, and recommendations of each 
     committee established under this subsection in formulating 
     policy regarding matters affecting maritime security.
       ``(6) Compensation and expenses.--
       ``(A) In general.--A member of a committee established 
     under this subsection, when attending meetings of the 
     committee or when otherwise engaged in the business of the 
     committee, is entitled to receive--
       ``(i) compensation at a rate fixed by the Secretary, not 
     exceeding the daily equivalent of the current rate of basic 
     pay in effect for GS-15 of the General Schedule under section 
     5332 of title 5 including travel time; and
       ``(ii) travel or transportation expenses under section 5703 
     of title 5.
       ``(B) Status.--A member of a committee established under 
     this subsection shall not be considered to be an officer or 
     employee of the United States for any purpose based on the 
     receipt of any payment under this paragraph.
       ``(7) FACA.--The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
     App.) does not apply to a committee established under this 
     subsection.''.
       (b) Treatment of Existing Committee.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law--
       (1) an advisory committee substantially similar to the 
     National Maritime Security Advisory Committee established 
     under section 70112(a) of title 46, United States Code, as 
     amended by this section, and that was in force or in effect 
     on the day before the date of enactment of this section, may 
     remain in force or in effect for a period of 2 years from the 
     date of enactment of this section, including that the 
     charter, membership, and other aspects of the committee may 
     remain in force or in effect; and
       (2) during the 2-year period referenced in paragraph (1)--
       (A) requirements relating to the National Maritime Security 
     Advisory Committee established under section 70112(a) of 
     title 46, United States Code, as amended by this section, 
     shall be treated as satisfied by the substantially similar 
     advisory committee; and
       (B) the enactment of this section, including the amendments 
     made in this section, shall not be the basis--
       (i) to deem, find, or declare such committee, including the 
     charter, membership, and other aspects thereof, void, not in 
     force, or not in effect;
       (ii) to suspend the activities of such committee; or
       (iii) to bar the members of such committee from meeting.

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                 TITLE VII--FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

     SEC. 701. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Federal Maritime 
     Commission Authorization Act of 2017''.

     SEC. 702. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Section 308 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``$24,700,000 for each of fiscal years 2016 and 
     2017'' and inserting ``$28,012,310 for fiscal year 2018 and 
     $28,544,543 for fiscal year 2019''.

     SEC. 703. REPORTING ON IMPACT OF ALLIANCES ON COMPETITION.

       Section 306 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (4), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (B) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(6) an analysis of the impacts on competition for the 
     purchase of certain covered services by alliances of ocean 
     common carriers acting pursuant to an agreement under this 
     part between or among ocean common carriers, including a 
     summary of actions, including corrective actions, taken by 
     the Commission to promote such competition.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Definition of Certain Covered Services.--In this 
     section, the term `certain covered services' has the meaning 
     given the term in section 40102.''.

     SEC. 704. DEFINITION OF CERTAIN COVERED SERVICES.

       Section 40102 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (25) as 
     paragraphs (6) through (26), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (4), the following:
       ``(5) Certain covered services.--For purposes of sections 
     41105 and 41307, the term `certain covered services' means, 
     with respect to a vessel--
       ``(A) the berthing or bunkering of the vessel;
       ``(B) the loading or unloading of cargo to or from the 
     vessel to or from a point on a wharf or terminal;
       ``(C) the positioning, removal, or replacement of buoys 
     related to the movement of the vessel; and
       ``(D) with respect to injunctive relief under section 
     41307, towing vessel services provided to such a vessel.''.

     SEC. 705. REPORTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION.

       Section 40104(a) of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(a) Reports.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Federal Maritime Commission may 
     require a common carrier or marine terminal operator, or an 
     officer, receiver, trustee, lessee, agent, or employee of the 
     common carrier or marine terminal operator to file with the 
     Commission a periodical or special report, an account, 
     record, rate, or charge, or a memorandum of facts and 
     transactions related to the business of the common carrier or 
     marine terminal operator, as applicable.
       ``(2) Requirements.--Any report, account, record, rate, 
     charge, or memorandum required to be filed under paragraph 
     (1) shall--
       ``(A) be made under oath if the Commission requires; and
       ``(B) be filed in the form and within the time prescribed 
     by the Commission.
       ``(3) Limitation.--The Commission shall--
       ``(A) limit the scope of any filing ordered under this 
     section to fulfill the objective of the order; and
       ``(B) provide a reasonable period of time for respondents 
     to respond based upon their capabilities and the scope of the 
     order.''.

     SEC. 706. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

       (a) Notice of Filing.--Section 40304(a) of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended to read as follows:
       ``(a) Notice of Filing.--Not later than 7 days after the 
     date an agreement is filed, the Federal Maritime Commission 
     shall--
       ``(1) transmit a notice of the filing to the Federal 
     Register for publication; and
       ``(2) request interested persons to submit relevant 
     information and documents.''.
       (b) Request for Information and Documents.--Section 
     40304(d) of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``section'' and inserting ``part''.
       (c) Saving Clause.--Nothing in this section, or the 
     amendments made by this section, may be construed--
       (1) to prevent the Federal Maritime Commission from 
     requesting from a person, at any time, any additional 
     information or documents the Commission considers necessary 
     to carry out chapter 403 of title 46, United States Code;
       (2) to prescribe a specific deadline for the submission of 
     relevant information and documents in response to a request 
     under section 40304(a)(2) of title 46, United States Code; or
       (3) to limit the authority of the Commission to request 
     information under section 40304(d) of title 46, United States 
     Code.

     SEC. 707. OCEAN TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES.

       (a) License Requirement.--Section 40901(a) of title 46, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting ``advertise, hold 
     oneself out, or'' after ``may not''.
       (b) Applicability.--Section 40901 of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Applicability.--Subsection (a) and section 40902 do 
     not apply to a person that performs ocean transportation 
     intermediary services on behalf of an ocean transportation 
     intermediary for which it is a disclosed agent.''.
       (c) Financial Responsibility.--Section 40902(a) of title 
     46, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``advertise, 
     hold oneself out, or'' after ``may not''.

     SEC. 708. COMMON CARRIERS.

       (a) Section 41104 of title 46, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
     ``(a) In General.--'' before ``A common carrier'';
       (2) in subsection (a), as designated--
       (A) by amending paragraph (11) to read as follows:
       ``(11) knowingly and willfully accept cargo from or 
     transport cargo for the account of a non-vessel-operating 
     common carrier that does not have a tariff as required by 
     section 40501 of this title, or an ocean transportation 
     intermediary that does not have a bond, insurance, or other 
     surety as required by section 40902 of this title;'';
       (B) in paragraph (12), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(13) continue to participate simultaneously in a rate 
     discussion agreement and an agreement to share vessels, in 
     the same trade, if the interplay of the authorities exercised 
     by the specified agreements is likely, by a reduction in 
     competition, to produce an unreasonable reduction in 
     transportation service or an unreasonable increase in 
     transportation cost.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Rule of Construction.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, there is no private right of action to 
     enforce the prohibition under subsection (a)(13).
       ``(c) Agreement Violation.--Participants in an agreement 
     found by the Commission to violate subsection (a)(13) shall 
     have 90 days from the date of such Commission finding to 
     withdraw from the agreement as necessary to comply with that 
     subsection.''.
       (b) Application.--Section 41104(a)(13) of title 46, United 
     States Code, as amended, shall apply to any agreement filed 
     or with an effective date before, on, or after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 709. NEGOTIATIONS.

       (a) Concerted Action.--Section 41105 of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (8) as 
     paragraphs (7) through (10), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
       ``(5) negotiate with a tug or towing vessel service 
     provider on any matter relating to rates or services provided 
     within the United States by those tugs or towing vessels;
       ``(6) with respect to a vessel operated by an ocean common 
     carrier within the United States, negotiate for the purchase 
     of certain covered services, unless the negotiations and any 
     resulting agreements are not in violation of the antitrust 
     laws and are consistent with the purposes of this part, 
     except that this paragraph does not prohibit the setting and 
     publishing of a joint through rate by a conference, joint 
     venture, or association of ocean common carriers;''.
       (b) Authority.--Chapter 411 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by inserting after section 41105 the following:

     ``Sec. 41105A. Authority

       ``Nothing in section 41105, as amended by the Federal 
     Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017, shall be 
     construed to limit the authority of the Department of Justice 
     regarding antitrust matters.''; and
       (2) in the analysis at the beginning of chapter 411, by 
     inserting after the item relating to section 41105 the 
     following:

``41105A. Authority.''.
       (c) Exemption.--Section 40307(b)(1) of title 46, United 
     States Code, is amended by inserting ``tug operators,'' after 
     ``motor carriers,''.

     SEC. 710. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF SOUGHT BY THE COMMISSION.

       (a) In General.--Section 41307(b) of title 46, United 
     States Code is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1) by inserting ``or to substantially 
     lessen competition in the purchasing of certain covered 
     services'' after ``transportation cost''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(4) Competition factors.--In making a determination under 
     this subsection regarding whether an agreement is likely to 
     substantially lessen competition in the purchasing of certain 
     covered services, the Commission may consider any relevant 
     competition factors in affected markets, including, without 
     limitation, the competitive effect of agreements other than 
     the agreement under review.''.
       (b) Application.--Section 41307(b) of title 46, United 
     States Code, as amended, shall apply to any agreement filed 
     or with an effective date before, on, or after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 711. DISCUSSIONS.

       (a) In General.--Section 303 of title 46, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 303. Meetings

       ``(a) In General.--The Federal Maritime Commission shall be 
     deemed to be an agency for purposes of section 552b of title 
     5.
       ``(b) Record.--The Commission, through its secretary, shall 
     keep a record of its meetings and the votes taken on any 
     action,

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     order, contract, or financial transaction of the Commission.
       ``(c) Nonpublic Collaborative Discussions.--
       ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 552b of title 5, 
     a majority of the Commissioners may hold a meeting that is 
     not open to public observation to discuss official agency 
     business if--
       ``(A) no formal or informal vote or other official agency 
     action is taken at the meeting;
       ``(B) each individual present at the meeting is a 
     Commissioner or an employee of the Commission;
       ``(C) at least 1 Commissioner from each political party is 
     present at the meeting, if applicable; and
       ``(D) the General Counsel of the Commission is present at 
     the meeting.
       ``(2) Disclosure of nonpublic collaborative discussions.--
     Except as provided under paragraph (3), not later than 2 
     business days after the conclusion of a meeting under 
     paragraph (1), the Commission shall make available to the 
     public, in a place easily accessible to the public--
       ``(A) a list of the individuals present at the meeting; and
       ``(B) a summary of the matters discussed at the meeting, 
     except for any matters the Commission properly determines may 
     be withheld from the public under section 552b(c) of title 5.
       ``(3) Exception.--If the Commission properly determines 
     matters may be withheld from the public under section 555b(c) 
     of title 5, the Commission shall provide a summary with as 
     much general information as possible on those matters 
     withheld from the public.
       ``(4) Ongoing proceedings.--If a meeting under paragraph 
     (1) directly relates to an ongoing proceeding before the 
     Commission, the Commission shall make the disclosure under 
     paragraph (2) on the date of the final Commission decision.
       ``(5) Preservation of open meetings requirements for agency 
     action.--Nothing in this subsection may be construed to limit 
     the applicability of section 552b of title 5 with respect to 
     a meeting of the Commissioners other than that described in 
     this subsection.
       ``(6) Statutory construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
     may be construed--
       ``(A) to limit the applicability of section 552b of title 5 
     with respect to any information which is proposed to be 
     withheld from the public under paragraph (2)(B) of this 
     subsection; or
       ``(B) to authorize the Commission to withhold from any 
     individual any record that is accessible to that individual 
     under section 552a of title 5.''.
       (b) Table of Contents.--The analysis at the beginning of 
     chapter 3 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
     amending the item relating to section 303 to read as follows:

``303. Meetings.''.

     SEC. 712. TRANSPARENCY.

       (a) In General.--Beginning not later than 60 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Maritime 
     Commission shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives biannual reports that describe the 
     Commission's progress toward addressing the issues raised in 
     each unfinished regulatory proceeding, regardless of whether 
     the proceeding is subject to a statutory or regulatory 
     deadline.
       (b) Format of Reports.--Each report under subsection (a) 
     shall, among other things, clearly identify for each 
     unfinished regulatory proceeding--
       (1) the popular title;
       (2) the current stage of the proceeding;
       (3) an abstract of the proceeding;
       (4) what prompted the action in question;
       (5) any applicable statutory, regulatory, or judicial 
     deadline;
       (6) the associated docket number;
       (7) the date the rulemaking was initiated;
       (8) a date for the next action; and
       (9) if a date for next action identified in the previous 
     report is not met, the reason for the delay.

     SEC. 713. STUDY OF BANKRUPTCY PREPARATION AND RESPONSE.

       (a) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a study that examines the immediate aftermath 
     of a major ocean carrier bankruptcy and its impact through 
     the supply chain. The study shall consider any financial 
     mechanisms that could be used to mitigate the impact of any 
     future bankruptcy events on the supply chain.
       (b) Report.--No later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
     and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report containing the findings, 
     conclusions, and recommendations, if any, from the study 
     required under subsection (a).

     SEC. 714. AGREEMENTS UNAFFECTED.

       Nothing in this division may be construed--
       (1) to limit or amend the definition of ``agreement'' in 
     section 40102(1) of title 46, United States Code, with 
     respect to the exclusion of maritime labor agreements; or
       (2) to apply to a maritime labor agreement (as defined in 
     section 40102(15) of that title).

                       TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

     SEC. 801. REPEAL OF OBSOLETE REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

       Subsection (h) of section 888 of the Homeland Security Act 
     of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 468) is repealed.

     SEC. 802. CORRECTIONS TO PROVISIONS ENACTED BY COAST GUARD 
                   AUTHORIZATION ACTS.

       Section 604(b) of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime 
     Transportation Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-281; 128 Stat. 
     3061) is amended by inserting ``and fishery endorsement'' 
     after ``endorsement''.

     SEC. 803. OFFICER EVALUATION REPORT.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall reduce lieutenant junior grade evaluation reports to 
     the same length as an ensign or place lieutenant junior grade 
     evaluations on an annual schedule.
       (b) Surveys.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall conduct surveys of--
       (1) outgoing promotion board members and assignment 
     officers to determine, at a minimum--
       (A) which sections of the officer evaluation report were 
     most useful;
       (B) which sections of the officer evaluation report were 
     least useful;
       (C) how to better reflect high performers; and
       (D) any recommendations for improving the officer 
     evaluation report; and
       (2) at least 10 percent of the officers from each grade of 
     officers from O1 to O6 to determine how much time each member 
     of the rating chain spends on that member's portion of the 
     officer evaluation report.
       (c) Revisions.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 4 years after the date of 
     the completion of the surveys required by subsection (b), the 
     Commandant of the Coast Guard shall revise the officer 
     evaluation report, and provide corresponding directions, 
     taking into account the requirements under paragraph (2).
       (2) Requirements.--In revising the officer evaluation 
     report under paragraph (1), the Commandant shall--
       (A) consider the findings of the surveys under subsection 
     (b);
       (B) improve administrative efficiency;
       (C) reduce and streamline performance dimensions and 
     narrative text;
       (D) eliminate redundancy with the officer specialty 
     management system and any other record information systems 
     that are used during the officer assignment or promotion 
     process;
       (E) provide for fairness and equity for Coast Guard 
     officers with regard to promotion boards, selection panels, 
     and the assignment process; and
       (F) ensure officer evaluation responsibilities can be 
     accomplished within normal working hours--
       (i) to minimize any impact to officer duties; and
       (ii) to eliminate any need for an officer to take liberty 
     or leave for administrative purposes.
       (d) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 545 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the findings of the surveys under 
     subsection (b).
       (2) Format.--The report under paragraph (1) shall be 
     formatted by each rank, type of board, and position, as 
     applicable.

     SEC. 804. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.

       Section 404 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 
     (Public Law 111-281; 124 Stat. 2950) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), in the text preceding paragraph (1), 
     by striking ``sections 3304, 5333, and 5753'' and inserting 
     ``section 3304''; and
       (2) by striking subsection (b), and redesignating 
     subsection (c) as subsection (b).

     SEC. 805. COAST GUARD ROTC PROGRAM.

       Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
     of the House of Representatives a report on the costs and 
     benefits of creating a Coast Guard Reserve Officers' Training 
     Corps Program based on the other Armed Forces programs.

     SEC. 806. CURRENCY DETECTION CANINE TEAM PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Canine currency detection team.--The term ``canine 
     currency detection team'' means a canine and a canine handler 
     that are trained to detect currency.
       (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating.
       (b) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a 
     program to allow the use of canine currency detection teams 
     for purposes of Coast Guard maritime law enforcement, 
     including underway vessel boardings.
       (c) Operation.--The Secretary may cooperate with, or enter 
     into an agreement with, the head of another Federal agency to 
     meet the requirements under subsection (b).

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     SEC. 807. CENTER OF EXPERTISE FOR GREAT LAKES OIL SPILL 
                   SEARCH AND RESPONSE.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall establish a Center of Expertise for Great Lakes Oil 
     Spill Preparedness and Response (referred to in this section 
     as the ``Center of Expertise'') in accordance with section 
     313 of title 14, United States Code, as amended by this 
     division.
       (b) Location.--The Center of Expertise shall be located in 
     close proximity to--
       (1) critical crude oil transportation infrastructure on and 
     connecting the Great Lakes, such as submerged pipelines and 
     high-traffic navigation locks; and
       (2) an institution of higher education with adequate 
     aquatic research laboratory facilities and capabilities and 
     expertise in Great Lakes aquatic ecology, environmental 
     chemistry, fish and wildlife, and water resources.
       (c) Functions.--The Center of Expertise shall--
       (1) monitor and assess, on an ongoing basis, the current 
     state of knowledge regarding freshwater oil spill response 
     technologies and the behavior and effects of oil spills in 
     the Great Lakes;
       (2) identify any significant gaps in Great Lakes oil spill 
     research, including an assessment of major scientific or 
     technological deficiencies in responses to past spills in the 
     Great Lakes and other freshwater bodies, and seek to fill 
     those gaps;
       (3) conduct research, development, testing, and evaluation 
     for freshwater oil spill response equipment, technologies, 
     and techniques to mitigate and respond to oil spills in the 
     Great Lakes;
       (4) educate and train Federal, State, and local first 
     responders located in Coast Guard District 9 in--
       (A) the incident command system structure;
       (B) Great Lakes oil spill response techniques and 
     strategies; and
       (C) public affairs; and
       (5) work with academic and private sector response training 
     centers to develop and standardize maritime oil spill 
     response training and techniques for use on the Great Lakes.
       (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Great Lakes'' 
     means Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, 
     and Lake Ontario.

     SEC. 808. PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS AND MARITIME SEARCH 
                   AND RESCUE COORDINATION.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act--
       (1) the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
     Guard is operating acting through the Commandant of the Coast 
     Guard shall review Coast Guard policies and procedures for 
     public safety answering points and search-and-rescue 
     coordination with State and local law enforcement entities in 
     order to--
       (A) further minimize the possibility of maritime 911 calls 
     being improperly routed; and
       (B) assure the Coast Guard is able to effectively carry out 
     the Coast Guard's maritime search and rescue mission; and
       (2) the Commandant shall--
       (A) formulate a national maritime public safety answering 
     points policy; and
       (B) submit a report to the Congress on such assessment and 
     policy, which shall include an update to the report submitted 
     in accordance with section 233 of the Howard Coble Coast 
     Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014.

     SEC. 809. SHIP SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE TRANSFER: REPEAL.

       Effective January 1, 2021, section 27 of the Coast Guard 
     Authorization Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-241; 105 Stat. 
     2218) is repealed.

     SEC. 810. LAND EXCHANGE, AYAKULIK ISLAND, ALASKA.

       (a) Land Exchange; Ayakulik Island, Alaska.--If the owner 
     of Ayakulik Island, Alaska, offers to exchange the Island for 
     the Tract--
       (1) within 10 days after receiving such offer, the 
     Secretary shall provide notice of the offer to the 
     Commandant;
       (2) within 90 days after receiving the notice under 
     paragraph (1), the Commandant shall develop and transmit to 
     the Secretary proposed operational restrictions on commercial 
     activity conducted on the Tract, including the right of the 
     Commandant to--
       (A) order the immediate termination, for a period of up to 
     72 hours, of any activity occurring on or from the Tract that 
     violates or threatens to violate one or more of such 
     restrictions; or
       (B) commence a civil action for appropriate relief, 
     including a permanent or temporary injunction enjoining the 
     activity that violates or threatens to violate such 
     restrictions;
       (3) within 90 days after receiving the proposed operational 
     restrictions from the Commandant, the Secretary shall 
     transmit such restrictions to the owner of Ayakulik Island; 
     and
       (4) within 30 days after transmitting the proposed 
     operational restrictions to the owner of Ayakulik Island, and 
     if the owner agrees to such restrictions, the Secretary shall 
     convey all right, title, and interest of the United States in 
     and to the Tract to the owner, subject to an easement granted 
     to the Commandant to enforce such restrictions, in exchange 
     for all right, title, and interest of such owner in and to 
     Ayakulik Island.
       (b) Boundary Revisions.--The Secretary may make technical 
     and conforming revisions to the boundaries of the Tract 
     before the date of the exchange.
       (c) Public Land Order.--Effective on the date of an 
     exchange under subsection (a), Public Land Order 5550 shall 
     have no force or effect with respect to submerged lands that 
     are part of the Tract.
       (d) Failure to Timely Respond to Notice.--If the Commandant 
     does not transmit proposed operational restrictions to the 
     Secretary within 30 days after receiving the notice under 
     subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall, by not later than 60 
     days after transmitting such notice, convey all right, title, 
     and interest of the United States in and to the Tract to the 
     owner of Ayakulik Island in exchange for all right, title, 
     and interest of such owner in and to Ayakulik Island.
       (e) CERCLA Not Affected.--This section and an exchange 
     under this section shall not be construed to limit the 
     application of or otherwise affect section 120(h) of the 
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
     Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Commandant.--The term ``Commandant'' means the 
     Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
     operating, acting through the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
       (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of the Interior.
       (3) Tract.--The term ``Tract'' means the land (including 
     submerged land) depicted as ``PROPOSED PROPERTY EXCHANGE 
     AREA'' on the survey titled ``PROPOSED PROPERTY EXCHANGE 
     PARCEL'' and dated 3/22/17.

     SEC. 811. USE OF TRACT 43.

       Section 524(e)(2) of the Pribilof Island Transition 
     Completion Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-120), as amended by 
     section 3533 of the Pribilof Island Transition Completion 
     Amendments Act of 2016 (subtitle B of title XXXV of Public 
     Law 114-328), is amended by--
       (1) striking ``each month'' and inserting ``each April and 
     October''; and
       (2) striking ``previous month'' and inserting ``previous 
     six months''.

     SEC. 812. COAST GUARD MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which 
     the Coast Guard is operating shall seek to enter into an 
     arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences not later 
     than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act 
     under which the Academy shall prepare an assessment of 
     available unmanned, autonomous, or remotely controlled 
     maritime domain awareness technologies for use by the Coast 
     Guard.
       (b) Assessment.--The assessment shall--
       (1) describe the potential limitations of current and 
     emerging unmanned technologies used in the maritime domain 
     for--
       (A) ocean observation;
       (B) vessel monitoring and identification;
       (C) weather observation;
       (D) to the extent practicable for consideration by the 
     Academy, intelligence gathering, surveillance, and 
     reconnaissance; and
       (E) communications;
       (2) examine how technologies described in paragraph (1) can 
     help prioritize Federal investment by examining;
       (A) affordability, including acquisition, operations, and 
     maintenance;
       (B) reliability;
       (C) versatility;
       (D) efficiency; and
       (E) estimated service life and persistence of effort; and
       (3) analyze whether the use of new and emerging maritime 
     domain awareness technologies can be used to--
       (A) carry out Coast Guard missions at lower costs;
       (B) expand the scope and range of Coast Guard maritime 
     domain awareness;
       (C) allow the Coast Guard to more efficiently and 
     effectively allocate Coast Guard vessels, aircraft, and 
     personnel; and
       (D) identify adjustments that would be necessary in Coast 
     Guard policies, procedures, and protocols to incorporate 
     unmanned technologies to enhance efficiency.
       (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after 
     entering into an arrangement with the Secretary under 
     subsection (a), the National Academy of Sciences shall submit 
     the assessment prepared under this section to the Committees 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure and Homeland Security of 
     the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
       (d) Use of Information.--In formulating costs pursuant to 
     subsection (b), the National Academy of Sciences may utilize 
     information from other Coast Guard reports, assessments, or 
     analyses regarding existing Coast Guard manpower requirements 
     or other reports, assessments, or analyses for the 
     acquisition of unmanned, autonomous, or remotely controlled 
     technologies by the Federal Government.

     SEC. 813. MONITORING.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which 
     the Coast Guard is operating shall conduct a 1-year pilot 
     program to determine the impact of persistent use of 
     different types of surveillance systems on illegal maritime 
     activities, including illegal, unreported, and unregulated 
     fishing, in the Western Pacific region.
       (b) Requirements.--The pilot program shall--

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       (1) consider the use of light aircraft-based detection 
     systems that can identify potential illegal activity from 
     high altitudes and produce enforcement-quality evidence at 
     low altitudes; and
       (2) be directed at detecting and deterring illegal maritime 
     activities, including illegal, unreported, and unregulated 
     fishing, and enhancing maritime domain awareness.

     SEC. 814. REIMBURSEMENTS FOR NON-FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS 
                   OF CERTAIN AIDS TO NAVIGATION.

       (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of amounts 
     specifically provided in advance in subsequent appropriations 
     Acts and in accordance with this section, the Commandant of 
     the Coast Guard may reimburse a non-Federal entity for costs 
     incurred by the entity for a covered project.
       (b) Conditions.--The Commandant may not provide 
     reimbursement under subsection (a) with respect to a covered 
     project unless--
       (1) the need for the project is a result of the completion 
     of construction with respect to a federally authorized 
     navigation channel;
       (2) the Commandant determines, through an appropriate 
     navigation safety analysis, that the project is necessary to 
     ensure safe marine transportation;
       (3) the Commandant approves the design of the project to 
     ensure that it meets all applicable Coast Guard aids-to-
     navigation standards and requirements;
       (4) the non-Federal entity agrees to transfer the project 
     upon completion to the Coast Guard for operation and 
     maintenance by the Coast Guard as a Federal aid to 
     navigation;
       (5) the non-Federal entity carries out the project in 
     accordance with the same laws and regulations that would 
     apply to the Coast Guard if the Coast Guard carried out the 
     project, including obtaining all permits required for the 
     project under Federal and State law; and
       (6) the Commandant determines that the project satisfies 
     such additional requirements as may be established by the 
     Commandant.
       (c) Limitations.--Reimbursements under subsection (a) may 
     not exceed the following:
       (1) For a single covered project, $5,000,000.
       (2) For all covered projects in a single fiscal year, 
     $5,000,000.
       (d) Expiration.--The authority granted under this section 
     shall expire on the date that is 4 years after the date of 
     enactment of this section.
       (e) Covered Project Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered project'' means a project carried out--
       (1) by a non-Federal entity to construct and establish an 
     aid to navigation that facilitates safe and efficient marine 
     transportation on a Federal navigation project authorized by 
     title I of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
     (Public Law 110-114); and
       (2) in an area that was affected by Hurricane Harvey.

     SEC. 815. TOWING SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FEES.

       (a) Review.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall--
       (1) review and compare the costs to the Government of--
       (A) towing vessel inspections performed by the Coast Guard; 
     and
       (B) such inspections performed by a third party; and
       (2) based on such review and comparison, determine whether 
     the costs to the Government of such inspections performed by 
     a third party are different than the costs to the Government 
     of such inspections performed by the Coast Guard.
       (b) Revision of Fees.--If the Commandant determines under 
     subsection (a) that the costs to the Government of such 
     inspections performed by a third party are different than the 
     costs to the Government of such inspections performed by the 
     Coast Guard, then the Commandant shall revise the fee 
     assessed by the Coast Guard for such inspections as necessary 
     to conform to the requirements under section 9701 of title 
     31, United States Code, that such fee be based on the cost to 
     the Government of such inspections and accurately reflect 
     such costs.

     SEC. 816. OIL SPILL DISBURSEMENTS AUDITING AND REPORT.

       Section 1012 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 
     2712) is amended--
       (1) by repealing subsection (g);
       (2) in subsection (l)(1), by striking ``Within one year 
     after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization 
     Act of 2010, and annually thereafter,'' and inserting ``Each 
     year, on the date on which the President submits to Congress 
     a budget under section 1105 of title 31, United States 
     Code,''; and
       (3) by amending subsection (l)(2) to read as follows:
       ``(2) Contents.--The report shall include--
       ``(A) a list of each incident that--
       ``(i) occurred in the preceding fiscal year; and
       ``(ii) resulted in disbursements from the Fund, for removal 
     costs and damages, totaling $500,000 or more;
       ``(B) a list of each incident that--
       ``(i) occurred in the fiscal year preceding the preceding 
     fiscal year; and
       ``(ii) resulted in disbursements from the Fund, for removal 
     costs and damages, totaling $500,000 or more; and
       ``(C) an accounting of any amounts reimbursed to the Fund 
     in the preceding fiscal year that were recovered from a 
     responsible party for an incident that resulted in 
     disbursements from the Fund, for removal costs and damages, 
     totaling $500,000 or more.''.

     SEC. 817. FLEET REQUIREMENTS ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY.

       (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department in 
     which the Coast Guard is operating, in consultation with 
     interested Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, shall submit 
     to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
     the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report 
     including--
       (1) an assessment of Coast Guard at-sea operational fleet 
     requirements to support its statutory missions established in 
     the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.); and
       (2) a strategic plan for meeting the requirements 
     identified under paragraph (1).
       (b) Contents.--The report under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) an assessment of--
       (A) the extent to which the Coast Guard at-sea operational 
     fleet requirements referred to in subsection (a)(1) are 
     currently being met;
       (B) the Coast Guard's current fleet, its operational 
     lifespan, and how the anticipated changes in the age and 
     distribution of vessels in the fleet will impact the ability 
     to meet at-sea operational requirements;
       (C) fleet operations and recommended improvements to 
     minimize costs and extend operational vessel life spans; and
       (D) the number of Fast Response Cutters, Offshore Patrol 
     Cutters, and National Security Cutters needed to meet at-sea 
     operational requirements as compared to planned acquisitions 
     under the current programs of record;
       (2) an analysis of--
       (A) how the Coast Guard at-sea operational fleet 
     requirements are currently met, including the use of the 
     Coast Guard's current cutter fleet, agreements with partners, 
     chartered vessels, and unmanned vehicle technology; and
       (B) whether existing and planned cutter programs of record 
     (including the Fast Response Cutter, Offshore Patrol Cutter, 
     and National Security Cutter) will enable the Coast Guard to 
     meet at-sea operational requirements; and
       (3) a description of--
       (A) planned manned and unmanned vessel acquisition; and
       (B) how such acquisitions will change the extent to which 
     the Coast Guard at-sea operational requirements are met.
       (c) Consultation and Transparency.--
       (1) Consultation.--In consulting with the Federal and non-
     Federal stakeholders under subsection (a), the Secretary of 
     the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall--
       (A) provide the stakeholders with opportunities for input--
       (i) prior to initially drafting the report, including the 
     assessment and strategic plan; and
       (ii) not later than 3 months prior to finalizing the 
     report, including the assessment and strategic plan, for 
     submission; and
       (B) document the input and its disposition in the report.
       (2) Transparency.--All input provided under paragraph (1) 
     shall be made available to the public.
       (d) Ensuring Maritime Coverage.--In order to meet Coast 
     Guard mission requirements for search and rescue, ports, 
     waterways, and coastal security, and maritime environmental 
     response during recapitalization of Coast Guard vessels, the 
     Coast Guard shall ensure continuity of the coverage, to the 
     maximum extent practicable, in the locations that may lose 
     assets.

     SEC. 818. NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER.

       (a) Standard Method for Tracking.--The Commandant of the 
     Coast Guard may not certify an eighth National Security 
     Cutter as Ready for Operations before the date on which the 
     Commandant provides to the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
     Senate--
       (1) a notification of a new standard method for tracking 
     operational employment of Coast Guard major cutters that does 
     not include time during which such a cutter is away from its 
     homeport for maintenance or repair; and
       (2) a report analyzing cost and performance for different 
     approaches to achieving varied levels of operational 
     employment using the standard method required by paragraph 
     (1) that, at a minimum--
       (A) compares over a 30-year period the average annualized 
     baseline cost and performances for a certified National 
     Security Cutter that operated for 185 days away from homeport 
     or an equivalent alternative measure of operational tempo--
       (i) against the cost of a 15 percent increase in days away 
     from homeport or an equivalent alternative measure of 
     operational tempo for a National Security Cutter; and
       (ii) against the cost of the acquisition and operation of 
     an additional National Security Cutter; and
       (B) examines the optimal level of operational employment of 
     National Security Cutters to balance National Security Cutter 
     cost and mission performance.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 221(b) of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
     Transportation Act of 2012 (126 Stat. 1560) is repealed.
       (2) Section 204(c)(1) of the Coast Guard Authorization Act 
     of 2016 (130 Stat. 35) is repealed.

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     SEC. 819. ACQUISITION PLAN FOR INLAND WATERWAY AND RIVER 
                   TENDERS AND BAY-CLASS ICEBREAKERS.

       (a) Acquisition Plan.--Not later than 270 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the 
     Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a plan to replace or extend the life of the 
     Coast Guard fleet of inland waterway and river tenders, and 
     the Bay-class icebreakers.
       (b) Contents.--The plan under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) an analysis of the work required to extend the life of 
     vessels described in subsection (a);
       (2) recommendations for which, if any, such vessels it is 
     cost effective to undertake a ship-life extension or enhanced 
     maintenance program;
       (3) an analysis of the aids to navigation program to 
     determine if advances in navigation technology may reduce the 
     needs for physical aids to navigation;
       (4) recommendations for changes to physical aids to 
     navigation and the distribution of such aids that reduce the 
     need for the acquisition of vessels to replace the vessels 
     described in subsection (a);
       (5) a schedule for the acquisition of vessels to replace 
     the vessels described in subsection (a), including the date 
     on which the first vessel will be delivered;
       (6) the date such acquisition will be complete;
       (7) a description of the order and location of replacement 
     vessels;
       (8) an estimate of the cost per vessel and of the total 
     cost of the acquisition program of record; and
       (9) an analysis of whether existing vessels can be used.

     SEC. 820. GREAT LAKES ICEBREAKER ACQUISITION.

       (a) Icebreaking on the Great Lakes.--For fiscal years 2018 
     and 2019, the Commandant of the Coast Guard may use funds 
     made available pursuant to section 4902 of title 14, United 
     States Code, as amended by this division, for the 
     construction of an icebreaker that is at least as capable as 
     the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to enhance icebreaking 
     capacity on the Great Lakes.
       (b) Acquisition Plan.--Not later than 45 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Commandant shall submit a 
     plan to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives for acquiring an icebreaker described in 
     subsections (a) and (b). Such plan shall include--
       (1) the details and schedule of the acquisition activities 
     to be completed; and
       (2) a description of how the funding for Coast Guard 
     acquisition, construction, and improvements that was 
     appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 
     (Public Law 115-31) will be allocated to support the 
     acquisition activities referred to in paragraph (1).

     SEC. 821. POLAR ICEBREAKERS.

       (a) Enhanced Maintenance Program for the Polar Star.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
     conduct an enhanced maintenance program on Coast Guard Cutter 
     Polar Star (WAGB-10) to extend the service life of such 
     vessel until at least December 31, 2025.
       (2) Requirement for report.--Not later than 180 days after 
     the date of the enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization 
     Act of 2017, the Secretary of the department in which the 
     Coast Guard is operating, in consultation with Naval Sea 
     Systems Command, shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a detailed report describing a plan to extend 
     the service life of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-
     10) until at least December 31, 2025, through an enhanced 
     maintenance program.
       (3) Content.--The report required by paragraph (2) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) An assessment and discussion of the enhanced 
     maintenance program recommended by the National Academies of 
     Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on Polar 
     Icebreaker Cost Assessment in the letter report ``Acquisition 
     and Operation of Polar Icebreakers: Fulfilling the Nation's 
     Needs''.
       (B) An assessment and discussion of the Government 
     Accountability Office's concerns and recommendations 
     regarding service life extension work on Coast Guard Cutter 
     Polar Star (WAGB-10) in the report ``Status of the Coast 
     Guard's Polar Icebreaking Fleet Capability and 
     Recapitalization Plan''.
       (C) Based upon a materiel condition assessment of the Coast 
     Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10)--
       (i) a description of the service life extension needs of 
     the vessel;
       (ii) detailed information regarding planned shipyard work 
     for each fiscal year to meet such needs; and
       (iii) an estimate of the amount needed to be appropriated 
     to complete the enhanced maintenance program.
       (D) A plan to ensure the vessel will maintain seasonally 
     operational status during the enhanced maintenance program.
       (4) Authorization of appropriations.--The Commandant of the 
     Coast Guard may use funds made available pursuant to section 
     4902 of title 14, United States Code, as amended by section 
     202 of this division, for the enhanced maintenance program 
     described in the report required by subsection (a).
       (b) Overdue Report.--Upon the date of enactment of the 
     Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall submit 
     to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
     the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure of the House of Representatives the polar 
     icebreaker recapitalization plan required under section 3523 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2017 (Public Law 114-328).
       (c) Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012; 
     Amendment.--Section 222 of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
     Transportation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-213), as amended, 
     is further amended as follows:
       (1) by striking subsections (a) through (d);
       (2) by redesignating subsections (e) through (g) as 
     subsections (a) through (c), respectively;
       (3) in subsection (a), as redesignated--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking 
     ``Except as provided in subsection (c), the Commandant'' and 
     inserting ``The Commandant'';
       (B) in paragraph (1) by striking ``Polar Sea or'';
       (C) in paragraph (2) by striking ``either of the vessels'' 
     and inserting ``the Polar Star or the Polar Sea''; and
       (D) in paragraph (3) by striking ``either of the vessels'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``the Polar Star''.

     SEC. 822. STRATEGIC ASSETS IN THE ARCTIC.

       (a) Definition of Arctic.--In this section, the term 
     ``Arctic'' has the meaning given the term in section 112 of 
     the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4111).
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Arctic continues to grow in significance to both 
     the national security interests and the economic prosperity 
     of the United States; and
       (2) the Coast Guard must ensure it is positioned to respond 
     to any accident, incident, or threat with appropriate assets.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Defense and taking into 
     consideration the Department of Defense 2016 Arctic Strategy, 
     shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the progress toward implementing 
     the strategic objectives described in the United States Coast 
     Guard Arctic Strategy dated May 2013.
       (d) Contents.--The report under subsection (c) shall 
     include--
       (1) a description of the Coast Guard's progress toward each 
     strategic objective identified in the United States Coast 
     Guard Arctic Strategy dated May 2013;
       (2) an assessment of the assets and infrastructure 
     necessary to meet the strategic objectives identified in the 
     United States Coast Guard Arctic Strategy dated May 2013 
     based on factors such as--
       (A) response time;
       (B) coverage area;
       (C) endurance on scene;
       (D) presence; and
       (E) deterrence;
       (3) an analysis of the sufficiency of the distribution of 
     National Security Cutters, Offshore Patrol Cutters, and Fast 
     Response Cutters both stationed in various Alaskan ports and 
     in other locations to meet the strategic objectives 
     identified in the United States Coast Guard Arctic Strategy, 
     dated May 2013;
       (4) plans to provide communications throughout the entire 
     Coastal Western Alaska Captain of the Port zone to improve 
     waterway safety and mitigate close calls, collisions, and 
     other dangerous interactions between the shipping industry 
     and subsistence hunters;
       (5) plans to prevent marine casualties, when possible, by 
     ensuring vessels avoid environmentally sensitive areas and 
     permanent security zones;
       (6) an explanation of--
       (A) whether it is feasible to establish a vessel traffic 
     service, using existing resources or otherwise; and
       (B) whether an Arctic Response Center of Expertise is 
     necessary to address the gaps in experience, skills, 
     equipment, resources, training, and doctrine to prepare, 
     respond to, and recover spilled oil in the Arctic; and
       (7) an assessment of whether sufficient agreements are in 
     place to ensure the Coast Guard is receiving the information 
     it needs to carry out its responsibilities.

     SEC. 823. ARCTIC PLANNING CRITERIA.

       (a) Alternative Planning Criteria.--
       (1) In general.--For purposes of the Oil Pollution Act of 
     1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), the Commandant of the Coast 
     Guard may approve a vessel response plan under section 311 of 
     the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321) for 
     a vessel operating in any area covered by the Captain of the 
     Port Zone (as established by the Commandant) that includes 
     the Arctic, if the Commandant verifies that--
       (A) equipment required to be available for response under 
     the plan has been tested and

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     proven capable of operating in the environmental conditions 
     expected in the area in which it is intended to be operated; 
     and
       (B) the operators of such equipment have conducted training 
     on the equipment within the area covered by such Captain of 
     the Port Zone.
       (2) Post-approval requirements.--In approving a vessel 
     response plan under paragraph (1), the Commandant shall--
       (A) require that the oil spill removal organization 
     identified in the vessel response plan conduct regular 
     exercises and drills of the plan in the area covered by the 
     Captain of the Port Zone that includes the Arctic; and
       (B) allow such oil spill removal organization to take 
     credit for a response to an actual spill or release in the 
     area covered by such Captain of the Port Zone, instead of 
     conducting an exercise or drill required under subparagraph 
     (A), if the oil spill removal organization--
       (i) documents which exercise or drill requirements were met 
     during the response; and
       (ii) submits a request for credit to, and receives approval 
     from, the Commandant.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
     shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the oil spill prevention and 
     response capabilities for the area covered by the Captain of 
     the Port Zone (as established by the Commandant) that 
     includes the Arctic.
       (2) Contents.--The report submitted under paragraph (1) 
     shall include the following:
       (A) A description of equipment and assets available for 
     response under the vessel response plans approved for vessels 
     operating in the area covered by the Captain of the Port 
     Zone, including details on any providers of such equipment 
     and assets.
       (B) A description of the location of such equipment and 
     assets, including an estimate of the time to deploy the 
     equipment and assets.
       (C) A determination of how effectively such equipment and 
     assets are distributed throughout the area covered by the 
     Captain of the Port Zone.
       (D) A statement regarding whether the ability to maintain 
     and deploy such equipment and assets is taken into account 
     when measuring the equipment and assets available throughout 
     the area covered by the Captain of the Port Zone.
       (E) A validation of the port assessment visit process and 
     response resource inventory for response under the vessel 
     response plans approved for vessels operating in the area 
     covered by the Captain of the Port Zone.
       (F) A determination of the compliance rate with Federal 
     vessel response plan regulations in the area covered by the 
     Captain of the Port Zone during the previous 3 years.
       (G) A description of the resources needed throughout the 
     area covered by the Captain of the Port Zone to conduct port 
     assessments, exercises, response plan reviews, and spill 
     responses.
       (c) Definition of Arctic.--In this section, the term 
     ``Arctic'' has the meaning given the term under section 112 
     of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 
     4111).

     SEC. 824. VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN AUDIT.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall complete and submit to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives a comprehensive review of the processes 
     and resources used by the Coast Guard to implement vessel 
     response plan requirements under section 311 of the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321).
       (b) Required Elements of Review.--The review required under 
     subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, include--
       (1) a study, or an audit if appropriate, of the processes 
     the Coast Guard uses--
       (A) to approve the vessel response plans referred to in 
     subsection (a);
       (B) to approve alternate planning criteria used in lieu of 
     National Planning Criteria in approving such plans;
       (C) to verify compliance with such plans; and
       (D) to act in the event of a failure to comply with the 
     requirements of such plans;
       (2) an examination of all Federal and State agency 
     resources used by the Coast Guard in carrying out the 
     processes identified under paragraph (1), including--
       (A) the current staffing model and organization;
       (B) data, software, simulators, systems, or other 
     technology, including those pertaining to weather, oil spill 
     trajectory modeling, and risk management;
       (C) the total amount of time per fiscal year expended by 
     Coast Guard personnel to approve and verify compliance with 
     vessel response plans; and
       (D) the average amount of time expended by the Coast Guard 
     for approval of, and verification of compliance with, a 
     single vessel response plan;
       (3) an analysis of how, including by what means or methods, 
     the processes identified under paragraph (1)--
       (A) ensure compliance with applicable law;
       (B) are implemented by the Coast Guard, including at the 
     district and sector levels;
       (C) are informed by public comment and engagement with 
     States, Indian Tribes, and other regional stakeholders;
       (D) ensure availability and adequate operational capability 
     and capacity of required assets and equipment, including in 
     cases in which contractual obligations may limit the 
     availability of such assets and equipment for response;
       (E) provide for adequate asset and equipment mobilization 
     time requirements, particularly with respect to--
       (i) calculation and establishment of such requirements;
       (ii) verifying compliance with such requirements; and
       (iii) factoring in weather, including specific regional 
     adverse weather as defined in section 155.1020 of title 33, 
     Code of Federal Regulations, in calculating, establishing, 
     and verifying compliance with such requirements;
       (F) ensure response plan updates and vessel compliance when 
     changes occur in response planning criteria, asset and 
     equipment mobilization times, or regional response needs, 
     such as trends in transportation of high gravity oils or 
     changes in vessel traffic volume; and
       (G) enable effective action by the Coast Guard in the event 
     of a failure to comply with response plan requirements;
       (4) a determination regarding whether asset and equipment 
     mobilization time requirements under approved vessel response 
     plans can be met by the vessels to which they apply; and
       (5) recommendations for improving the processes identified 
     under paragraph (1), including recommendations regarding the 
     sufficiency of Coast Guard resources dedicated to those 
     processes.

     SEC. 825. WATERS DEEMED NOT NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED 
                   STATES FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

       For purposes of the application of subtitle II of title 46, 
     United States Code, to the Volunteer (Hull Number CCA4108), 
     the Illinois and Michigan Canal is deemed to not be navigable 
     waters of the United States.

     SEC. 826. DOCUMENTATION OF RECREATIONAL VESSELS.

       Coast Guard personnel performing nonrecreational vessel 
     documentation functions under subchapter II of chapter 121 of 
     title 46, United States Code, may perform recreational vessel 
     documentation under section 12114 of such title in any fiscal 
     year in which--
       (1) funds available for Coast Guard operating expenses may 
     not be used for expenses incurred for recreational vessel 
     documentation;
       (2) fees collected from owners of yachts and credited to 
     such use are insufficient to pay expenses of recreational 
     vessel documentation; and
       (3) there is a backlog of applications for recreational 
     vessel documentation.

     SEC. 827. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS; EXEMPTION FROM THROWABLE 
                   PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES REQUIREMENT.

       Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard 
     is operating shall--
       (1) prescribe regulations in part 160 of title 46, Code of 
     Federal Regulations, that treat a marine throw bag, as that 
     term is commonly used in the commercial whitewater rafting 
     industry, as a type of lifesaving equipment; and
       (2) revise section 175.17 of title 33, Code of Federal 
     Regulations, to exempt rafts that are 16 feet or more overall 
     in length from the requirement to carry an additional 
     throwable personal flotation device when such a marine throw 
     bag is onboard and accessible.

     SEC. 828. VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS AND ALTERNATIVE USE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which 
     the Coast Guard is operating shall develop a performance 
     standard for the alternative use and possession of visual 
     distress alerting and locating signals as mandated by 
     carriage requirements for recreational boats in subpart C of 
     part 175 of title 33, Code of Federal Regulations.
       (b) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     performance standard for alternative use and possession of 
     visual distress alerting and locating signals is finalized, 
     the Secretary shall revise part 175 of title 33, Code of 
     Federal Regulations, to allow for carriage of such 
     alternative signal devices.

     SEC. 829. RADAR REFRESHER TRAINING.

       Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard 
     is operating shall prescribe a final rule eliminating the 
     requirement that a mariner actively using the mariner's 
     credential complete an approved refresher or recertification 
     course to maintain a radar observer endorsement. This 
     rulemaking shall be exempt from chapters 5 and 6 of title 5, 
     United States Code, and Executive Orders 12866 and 13563.

     SEC. 830. COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL SAFETY NATIONAL 
                   COMMUNICATIONS PLAN.

       (a) Requirement for Plan.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall 
     develop and submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of

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     Representatives a national communications plan for the 
     purposes of--
       (1) disseminating information to the commercial fishing 
     vessel industry;
       (2) conducting outreach with the commercial fishing vessel 
     industry;
       (3) facilitating interaction with the commercial fishing 
     vessel industry; and
       (4) releasing information collected under section 15102 of 
     title 46, United States Code, as added by this division, to 
     the commercial fishing vessel industry.
       (b) Content.--The plan required by subsection (a), and each 
     annual update, shall--
       (1) identify staff, resources, and systems available to the 
     Secretary to ensure the widest dissemination of information 
     to the commercial fishing vessel industry;
       (2) include a means to document all communication and 
     outreach conducted with the commercial fishing vessel 
     industry; and
       (3) include a mechanism to measure effectiveness of such 
     plan.
       (c) Implementation.--Not later than one year after 
     submission of the initial plan, the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall 
     implement the plan and shall at a minimum--
       (1) leverage Coast Guard staff, resources, and systems 
     available;
       (2) monitor implementation nationwide to ensure adherence 
     to plan contents;
       (3) allow each Captain of the Port to adopt the most 
     effective strategy and means to communicate with commercial 
     fishing vessel industry in that Captain of the Port Zone;
       (4) document communication and outreach; and
       (5) solicit feedback from the commercial fishing vessel 
     industry.
       (d) Report and Updates.--The Secretary of the department in 
     which the Coast Guard is operating shall--
       (1) submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives a report on the effectiveness of the plan to 
     date and any updates to ensure maximum impact of the plan one 
     year after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 4 
     years thereafter; and
       (2) include in such report input from individual Captains 
     of the Port and any feedback received from the commercial 
     fishing vessel industry.

     SEC. 831. AUTHORIZATION FOR MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM.

       The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act 
     is amended--
       (1) in section 9 (33 U.S.C. 1958)--
       (A) by striking the em-dash and all that follows through 
     ``(1)''; and
       (B) by striking ``; and'' and all that follows through the 
     end of the section and inserting a period; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       ``Of the amounts authorized for each fiscal year under 
     section 4902 of title 14, United States Code, up to 
     $2,000,000 are authorized for the Commandant to carry out 
     section 4 of this Act, of which not more than 10 percent may 
     be used for administrative costs.''.

     SEC. 832. ATLANTIC COAST PORT ACCESS ROUTE STUDY 
                   RECOMMENDATIONS.

       Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
     the Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall notify the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
     and Transportation of the Senate of action taken to carry out 
     the recommendations contained in the final report issued by 
     the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) workgroup 
     for which notice of availability was published March 14, 2016 
     (81 Fed. Reg. 13307).

     SEC. 833. DRAWBRIDGES.

       Section 5 of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
     appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation 
     of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other 
     purposes'', approved August 18, 1894 (33 U.S.C. 499), is 
     amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(d) Temporary Changes to Drawbridge Operating 
     Schedules.--Notwithstanding section 553 of title 5, United 
     States Code, whenever a temporary change to the operating 
     schedule of a drawbridge, lasting 180 days or less--
       ``(1) is approved--
       ``(A) the Secretary of the department in which the Coast 
     Guard is operating shall--
       ``(i) issue a deviation approval letter to the bridge 
     owner; and
       ``(ii) announce the temporary change in--

       ``(I) the Local Notice to Mariners;
       ``(II) a broadcast notice to mariners and through radio 
     stations; or
       ``(III) such other local media as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate; and

       ``(B) the bridge owner, except a railroad bridge owner, 
     shall notify--
       ``(i) the public by publishing notice of the temporary 
     change in a newspaper of general circulation published in the 
     place where the bridge is located;
       ``(ii) the department, agency, or office of transportation 
     with jurisdiction over the roadway that abuts the approaches 
     to the bridge; and
       ``(iii) the law enforcement organization with jurisdiction 
     over the roadway that abuts the approaches to the bridge; or
       ``(2) is denied, the Secretary of the department in which 
     the Coast Guard is operating shall--
       ``(A) not later than 10 days after the date of receipt of 
     the request, provide the bridge owner in writing the reasons 
     for the denial, including any supporting data and evidence 
     used to make the determination; and
       ``(B) provide the bridge owner a reasonable opportunity to 
     address each reason for the denial and resubmit the request.
       ``(e) Drawbridge Movements.--The Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating--
       ``(1) shall require a drawbridge operator to record each 
     movement of the drawbridge in a logbook;
       ``(2) may inspect the logbook to ensure drawbridge movement 
     is in accordance with the posted operating schedule;
       ``(3) shall review whether deviations from the posted 
     operating schedule are impairing vehicular and pedestrian 
     traffic; and
       ``(4) may determine if the operating schedule should be 
     adjusted for efficiency of maritime or vehicular and 
     pedestrian traffic.
       ``(f) Requirements.--
       ``(1) Logbooks.--An operator of a drawbridge built across a 
     navigable river or other water of the United States--
       ``(A) that opens the draw of such bridge for the passage of 
     a vessel, shall record in a logbook--
       ``(i) the bridge identification and date of each opening;
       ``(ii) the bridge tender or operator for each opening;
       ``(iii) each time it is opened for navigation;
       ``(iv) each time it is closed for navigation;
       ``(v) the number and direction of vessels passing through 
     during each opening;
       ``(vi) the types of vessels passing through during each 
     opening;
       ``(vii) an estimated or known size (height, length, and 
     beam) of the largest vessel passing through during each 
     opening;
       ``(viii) for each vessel, the vessel name and registration 
     number if easily observable; and
       ``(ix) all maintenance openings, malfunctions, or other 
     comments; and
       ``(B) that remains open to navigation but closes to allow 
     for trains to cross, shall record in a logbook--
       ``(i) the bridge identification and date of each opening 
     and closing;
       ``(ii) the bridge tender or operator;
       ``(iii) each time it is opened to navigation;
       ``(iv) each time it is closed to navigation; and
       ``(v) all maintenance openings, closings, malfunctions, or 
     other comments.
       ``(2) Maintenance of logbooks.--A drawbridge operator shall 
     maintain logbooks required under paragraph (1) for not less 
     than 5 years.
       ``(3) Submission of logbooks.--At the request of the 
     Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
     operating, a drawbridge operator shall submit to the 
     Secretary the logbook required under paragraph (1) as the 
     Secretary considers necessary to carry out this section.
       ``(4) Exemption.--The requirements under paragraph (1) 
     shall be exempt from sections 3501 to 3521 of title 44, 
     United States Code.''.

     SEC. 834. WAIVER.

       Section 8902 of title 46, United States Code, shall not 
     apply to the chain ferry DIANE (United States official number 
     CG002692) when such vessel is operating on the Kalamazoo 
     River in Saugatuck, Michigan.

     SEC. 835. VESSEL WAIVER.

       (a) In General.--Upon enactment of this Act and 
     notwithstanding sections (a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 
     46, United States Code, the Secretary shall issue a 
     certificate of documentation with coastwise and fishery 
     endorsements to the certificated vessel.
       (b) Replacement Vessel.--The certificated vessel shall 
     qualify and not be precluded from operating as an Amendment 
     80 replacement vessel under the provisions of part 679 of 
     title 50, Code of Federal Regulations.
       (c) Coast Guard Review and Determination.--
       (1) Review.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this section, the Secretary shall conduct and 
     complete a review of the use of certain foreign fabricated 
     steel components in the hull or superstructure of the 
     certificated vessel.
       (2) Determination.--Based on the review conducted under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall determine whether the 
     shipyard that constructed the certificated vessel or the 
     purchaser of the certificated vessel knew before such 
     components were procured or installed that the use of such 
     components would violate requirements under sections 
     12112(a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 46, United States 
     Code.
       (3) Revocation.--If the Secretary determines under 
     paragraph (2) that the shipyard that constructed the 
     certificated vessel or the purchaser of the certificated 
     vessel knew before such components were procured or installed 
     that the use of such components would violate requirements 
     under sections 12112(a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 46, 
     United States Code, the Secretary shall immediately revoke 
     the certificate of documentation issued under subsection (a).
       (4) Use of documents.--In conducting the review required 
     under paragraph (1), the Secretary may request and review any 
     information, correspondence, or documents related to the 
     construction of the certificated vessel, including from the 
     shipyard that constructed the certificated vessel and the 
     purchaser of the certificated vessel.
       (d) Termination.--If the contract for purchase of the 
     certificated vessel that is in effect on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act is terminated, the purchasing party to 
     that contract shall be prohibited from entering into a 
     subsequent contract or agreement for purchase of such vessel.

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       (e) Definition.--In this section--
       (1) the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the 
     department in which the Coast Guard is operating, acting 
     through the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and
       (2) the term ``certificated vessel'' means the vessel 
     America's Finest (United States official number 1276760).

     SEC. 836. TEMPORARY LIMITATIONS.

       (a) Limitations.--
       (1) In general.--Upon the Coast Guard issuing a certificate 
     of documentation with coastwise and fishery endorsements for 
     the vessel ``AMERICA'S FINEST'' (United States official 
     number 1276760), and subject to subsection (b), the vessels 
     described in paragraph (2) shall not collectively exceed--
       (A) the percentage of the harvest available in any Gulf of 
     Alaska groundfish fisheries (other than fisheries subject to 
     a limited access privilege program created by the North 
     Pacific Fishery Management Council) that is equivalent to the 
     total harvest by the vessels described in paragraph (2) in 
     those fisheries in the calendar years that a vessel described 
     in paragraph (2) had harvest from 2012 through 2017 relative 
     to the total allowable catch available to such vessels in the 
     calendar years 2012 through 2017; or
       (B) the percentage of processing of deliveries from other 
     vessels in any Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of 
     Alaska groundfish fisheries (including fisheries subject to a 
     limited access privilege program created by the North Pacific 
     Fishery Management Council, or community development quotas 
     as described in section 305(i) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
     Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1855(i))) 
     that is equivalent to the total processing of such deliveries 
     by the vessels described in paragraph (2) in those fisheries 
     in the calendar years 2012 through 2017 relative to the total 
     allowable catch available in the calendar years 2012 through 
     2017.
       (2) Applicable vessels.--The limitations described in 
     paragraph (1) shall apply, in the aggregate, to--
       (A) the vessel AMERICA'S FINEST (United States official 
     number 1276760);
       (B) the vessel US INTREPID (United States official number 
     604439);
       (C) the vessel AMERICAN NO. 1 (United States official 
     number 610654);
       (D) any replacement of a vessel described in subparagraph 
     (A), (B), or (C); and
       (E) any vessel assigned license number LLG3217 under the 
     license limitation program under part 679 of title 50, Code 
     of Federal Regulations.
       (b) Expiration.--The limitations described in subsection 
     (a) shall apply to a groundfish species in Bering Sea, 
     Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska only until the earlier 
     of--
       (1) the end of the 6-year period beginning on the date of 
     enactment of this Act; or
       (2) the date on which the Secretary of Commerce issues a 
     final rule, based on recommendations developed by the North 
     Pacific Fishery Management Council consistent with the 
     Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 
     U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), that limits processing deliveries of 
     that groundfish species from other vessels in any Bering Sea, 
     Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries 
     that are not subject to conservation and management measures 
     under section 206 of the American Fisheries Act (16 U.S.C. 
     1851 note).
       (c) Existing Authority.--Except for the measures required 
     by this section, nothing in this title shall be construed to 
     limit the authority of the North Pacific Fishery Management 
     Council or the Secretary of Commerce under the Magnuson-
     Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
     1801 et seq.).

     SEC. 837. TRANSFER OF COAST GUARD PROPERTY IN JUPITER ISLAND, 
                   FLORIDA, FOR INCLUSION IN HOBE SOUND NATIONAL 
                   WILDLIFE REFUGE.

       (a) Transfer.--Administrative jurisdiction over the 
     property described in subsection (b) is transferred to the 
     Secretary of the Interior.
       (b) Property Described.--The property described in this 
     subsection is real property administered by the Coast Guard 
     in the Town of Jupiter Island, Florida, comprising Parcel 
     #35-38-42-004-000-02590-6 (Bon Air Beach lots 259 and 260 
     located at 83 North Beach Road) and Parcel #35-38-42-004-000-
     02610-2 (Bon Air Beach lots 261 to 267), including any 
     improvements thereon that are not authorized or required by 
     another provision of law to be conveyed to another person.
       (c) Administration.--The property described in subsection 
     (b) is included in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, and 
     shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior acting 
     through the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

     SEC. 838. EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall request the 
     Comptroller General of the United States to examine whether 
     there are unnecessary regulatory barriers to the use of small 
     passenger vessels, crewboats, and offshore supply vessels in 
     disaster response and provide recommendations, as 
     appropriate, to reduce such barriers.

     SEC. 839. DRAWBRIDGES CONSULTATION.

       (a) Consultation.--In addition and subsequent to any 
     rulemaking conducted under section 117.8 of title 33, Code of 
     Federal Regulations, related to permanent changes to 
     drawbridge openings that result from Amtrak service between 
     New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, Florida, the Commandant 
     shall consult with owners or operators of rail lines used for 
     Amtrak passenger service between New Orleans, Louisiana and 
     Orlando, Florida and affected waterway users on changes to 
     drawbridge operating schedules necessary to facilitate the On 
     Time Performance of passenger trains. These changes to 
     schedules shall not impact Coast Guard response times to 
     operational missions.
       (b) Timing.--Consultation in subsection (a) shall occur 
     after commencement of Amtrak passenger service on the rail 
     lines between New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, Florida at 
     the following intervals:
       (1) Not less than 3 months following the commencement of 
     Amtrak passenger service.
       (2) Not less than 6 months following the commencement of 
     Amtrak passenger service.
       (c) Report.--If after conducting the consultations required 
     by subsection (b)(2), the Commandant finds that permanent 
     changes to drawbridge operations are necessary to mitigate 
     delays in the movement of trains described in subsection (a) 
     and that those changes do not unreasonably obstruct the 
     navigability of the affected waterways, then the Commandant 
     shall submit those findings to the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives.


           amendment no. 53 offered by mr. curbelo of florida

       Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section 
     (and redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

     SEC. 2822. AUTHORITY FOR LEASING REAL PROPERTY AT THE NAVAL 
                   AIR STATION KEY WEST, FLORIDA.

       (a) Authority.--The Secretary of the Navy (hereafter in 
     this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') may lease 
     approximately 19 acres at the Naval Air Station Key West, 
     Florida, for the purpose of constructing, operating, 
     improving, and maintaining housing units (including altering 
     or demolishing existing housing units) under such terms and 
     conditions as the Secretary considers will promote the 
     national defense or to be in the public interest.
       (b) Duration of Lease.--The lease entered into under this 
     section shall be for such period as may be agreed to by the 
     Secretary and the lessee, except that such period may not 
     exceed 50 years unless the Secretary determines that a lease 
     for a longer period is necessary to meet the purpose of the 
     lease.
       (c) Payments Under Lease.--The Secretary shall require the 
     lessee to make payments under the lease entered into under 
     this section in cash for fair market value.
       (d) Deposit and Use of Proceeds.--The Secretary shall 
     deposit and use any cash proceeds from the lease under this 
     section as prescribed in section 2667 of title 10, United 
     States Code.
       (e) Leaseback Prohibited.--During the period in which the 
     lease entered into under this section is in effect, the 
     Secretary may not lease any of the space constructed by the 
     lessees on the property leased under this section.
       (f) Right of First Refusal for Purchase of Property.--The 
     lease entered into under this section may provide the lessee 
     of the property with the first right to purchase the property 
     if the Secretary revokes the lease in order to permit the 
     United States to sell or transfer the property as authorized 
     under any other provision of law. Nothing in this subsection 
     may be construed to provide a lessee with the first right to 
     purchase the property if the Secretary revokes the lease for 
     any other cause, including the failure of the lessee to meet 
     the terms and conditions of the lease.
       (g) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the property to be leased under this section 
     shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
     Secretary.
       (h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
     require such additional terms and conditions in connection 
     with the lease under this section as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
       (i) Inapplicability of Certain Provisions.--The following 
     provisions of law do not apply to this section, the lease 
     entered into under this section, or the property which is 
     subject to the lease under this section:
       (1) Section 2662 of title 10, United States Code.
       (2) Section 2696 of title 10, United States Code.
       (3) The Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107 et seq.).
       (4) Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 11411 et seq.)
       (j) Certain Cubans Entrants Ineligible for Refugee 
     Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--Title V of the Refugee Education 
     Assistance Act of 1980 (8 U.S.C. 1522 note) is amended--
       (A) in the heading by striking ``CUBAN AND''; and
       (B) in section 501--
       (i) by striking ``Cuban and'' each place it appears;
       (ii) in subsection (d), by striking ``Cuban or''; and
       (iii) in subsection (e)--

       (I) in paragraph (1)--

       (aa) by striking ``Cuban/''; and
       (bb) by striking ``Cuba or''; and

       (II) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Cuba or''.

       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Personal responsibility and work opportunity 
     reconciliation act of 1996.--Title

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     IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
     Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) is amended 
     by striking ``Cuban and Haitian entrant'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Haitian entrant''.
       (B) Immigration and nationality act.--Section 245A(h)(2)(A) 
     of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1255a(h)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ``Cuban and Haitian 
     entrant'' each place it appears and inserting ``Haitian 
     entrant''.
       (3) Applicability.--The amendments made by this subsection 
     shall apply only in the case of a national of Cuba who enters 
     the United States on or after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.


         amendment no. 54 offered by mrs. stefanik of new york

       At the appropriate place in title X, insert the following:

     SEC. __. DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITED STATES-BASED 
                   FOREIGN MEDIA OUTLETS.

       Title VII of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 601 
     et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 722. DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITED STATES-BASED 
                   FOREIGN MEDIA OUTLETS.

       ``(a) Reports by Outlets to Commission.--Not later than 90 
     days after the date of the enactment of this section, and not 
     less frequently than every 6 months thereafter, a United 
     States-based foreign media outlet shall submit to the 
     Commission a report that contains the following information:
       ``(1) The name of such outlet.
       ``(2) A description of the relationship of such outlet to 
     the foreign principal of such outlet, including a description 
     of the legal structure of such relationship and any funding 
     that such outlet receives from such principal.
       ``(b) Reports by Commission to Congress.--Not later than 60 
     days after the date of the enactment of this section, and not 
     less frequently than every 6 months thereafter, the 
     Commission shall transmit to Congress a report that 
     summarizes the contents of the reports submitted by United 
     States-based foreign media outlets under subsection (a) 
     during the preceding 6-month period.
       ``(c) Public Availability.--The Commission shall make 
     publicly available on the internet website of the Commission 
     each report submitted by a United States-based foreign media 
     outlet under subsection (a) not later than the earlier of--
       ``(1) the date that is 30 days after the outlet submits the 
     report to the Commission; or
       ``(2) the date on which the Commission transmits to 
     Congress under subsection (b) the report covering the 6-month 
     period during which the report of the outlet was submitted to 
     the Commission under subsection (a).
       ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Foreign principal.--The term `foreign principal' has 
     the meaning given such term in section 1(b)(1) of the Foreign 
     Agents Registration Act of 1938 (22 U.S.C. 611(b)(1)).
       ``(2) United states-based foreign media outlet.--The term 
     `United States-based foreign media outlet' means an entity 
     that--
       ``(A) produces or distributes video programming that is 
     transmitted, or intended for transmission, by a multichannel 
     video programming distributor to consumers in the United 
     States; and
       ``(B) would be an agent of a foreign principal (as defined 
     in paragraph (1)) for purposes of the Foreign Agents 
     Registration Act of 1938 (22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.) but for 
     section 1(d) of such Act (22 U.S.C. 611(d)).''.


         amendment no. 55 offered by mr. gallagher of wisconsin

       Subparagraph (A) of section 1252(c)(2) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

       (vii) The abuse of employment and student visa programs to 
     enter the United States in order to conduct political, 
     academic, or social influence efforts, or for the purposes of 
     establishing Chinese Communist Party cells or other entities 
     under the control or coordination of the Chinese Communist 
     Party.
       (viii) The Chinese Communist Party's coercion or 
     intimidation of Chinese nationals studying or working in the 
     United States or outside China.


          amendment no. 56 offered by mr. graves of louisiana

       At the end of subtitle B of title V, insert the following 
     new sections:

     SEC. 515. USE OF NATIONAL GUARD IN CASE OF A MAJOR DISASTER 
                   OR REQUEST FROM A STATE GOVERNOR.

       The President shall order members of the National Guard in 
     a State to full-time National Guard duty or active Guard and 
     Reserve duty under section 502(f) of title 32, United States 
     Code, if--
       (1) the Governor of the State requests such an order; and
       (2) the President declares that a major disaster exists--
       (A) in that State and one or more other States is 
     participating in the response to the disaster; or
       (B) in two States described in subparagraph (A) because of 
     the same event.

     SEC. 516. FUNDING OF NATIONAL GUARD IN CASE OF A MAJOR 
                   DISASTER OR EMERGENCY DECLARED UNDER THE 
                   STAFFORD ACT.

       Section 403(c) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
     and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170b(c)) is 
     amended--
        (a) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and
       (b) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new 
     paragraph (6):
       ``(6) National guard.--The President may make contributions 
     to a State or local government for the purpose of reimbursing 
     the Department of Defense for expenditures that arise from 
     use of members of the National Guard and Reserve under 
     section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, to respond to 
     a major disaster declared by the President under section 401 
     of this Act.''.


          amendment no. 57 offered by mr. takano of california

       Page 109, after line 21, insert the following new section:

     SEC. 507. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON ACCESSION OF CANDIDATES 
                   WITH AUDITORY IMPAIRMENTS AS AIR FORCE 
                   OFFICERS.

       (a) Demonstration Program Required.--Beginning not later 
     than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall carry out a demonstration 
     program to assess the feasibility and advisability of 
     permitting individuals with auditory impairments (including 
     deafness) to access as officers of the Air Force.
       (b) Candidates.--
       (1) Number of candidates.--The total number of individuals 
     with auditory impairments who may participate in the 
     demonstration program shall be not fewer than 15 individuals 
     or more than 20 individuals.
       (2) Mix and range of auditory impairments.--The individuals 
     who participate in the demonstration program shall include 
     individuals who are deaf and individuals who have a range of 
     other auditory impairments.
       (3) Qualification for accession.--Any individual who is 
     chosen to participate in the demonstration program shall meet 
     all essential qualifications for accession as an officer in 
     the Air Force, other than those related to having an auditory 
     impairment.
       (c) Selection of Participants.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Air Force shall--
       (A) publicize the demonstration program nationally, 
     including to individuals who have auditory impairments and 
     would be otherwise qualified for officer training;
       (B) create a process whereby interested individuals can 
     apply for the demonstration program; and
       (C) select the participants for the demonstration program, 
     from among the pool of applicants, based on the criteria in 
     subsection (b).
       (2) No prior service as air force officers.--Participants 
     selected for the demonstration program shall be individuals 
     who have not previously served as officers in the Air Force.
       (d) Basic Officer Training.--
       (1) In general.--The participants in the demonstration 
     program shall undergo, at the election of the Secretary of 
     the Air Force, the Basic Officer Training course or the 
     Commissioned Officer Training course at Maxwell Air Force 
     Base, Alabama.
       (2) Number of participants.--Once individuals begin 
     participating in the demonstration program, each Basic 
     Officer Training course or Commissioned Officer Training 
     course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, shall include not 
     fewer than 4, or more than 6, participants in the 
     demonstration program until all participants have completed 
     such training.
       (3) Auxiliary aids and services.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall ensure that participants in the demonstration program 
     have the necessary auxiliary aids and services (as that term 
     is defined in section 4 of the Americans With Disabilities 
     Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12103)) in order to fully participate 
     in the demonstration program.
       (e) Coordination.--
       (1) Special advisor.--The Secretary of the Air Force shall 
     designate a special advisor to the demonstration program to 
     act as a resource for participants in the demonstration 
     program, as well as a liaison between participants in the 
     demonstration program and those providing the officer 
     training.
       (2) Qualifications.--The special advisor shall be a member 
     of the Armed Forces on active duty--
       (A) who--
       (i) if a commissioned officer, shall be in grade O-3 or 
     higher; or
       (ii) if an enlisted member, shall be in grade E-5 or 
     higher; and
       (B) who is knowledgeable about issues involving, and 
     accommodations for, individuals with auditory impairments 
     (including deafness).
       (3) Responsibilities.--The special advisor shall be 
     responsible for facilitating the officer training for 
     participants in the demonstration program, intervening and 
     resolving issues and accommodations during the training, and 
     such other duties as the Secretary of the Air Force may 
     assign to facilitate the success of the demonstration program 
     and participants.
       (f) Report.--Not later than two years after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force shall 
     submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on 
     the demonstration program. The report shall include the 
     following:
       (1) A description of the demonstration program and the 
     participants in the demonstration program.
       (2) The outcome of the demonstration program, including--
       (A) the number of participants in the demonstration program 
     that successfully completed the Basic Officer Training course 
     or the Commissioned Officer Training course;

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       (B) the number of participants in the demonstration program 
     that were recommended for continued military service;
       (C) the issues that were encountered during the program; 
     and
       (D) such recommendation for modifications to the 
     demonstration program as the Secretary considers appropriate 
     to increase further inclusion of individuals with auditory 
     disabilities serving as officers in the Air Force or other 
     Armed Forces.
       (3) Such recommendations for legislative or administrative 
     action as the Secretary considers appropriate in light of the 
     demonstration program.
       (g) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives.


          amendment no. 58 offered by mrs. tenney of new york

       Page 201, after line 11, insert the following new section:

     SEC. 626. ACCESS FOR VETERANS TO CERTAIN FITNESS CENTERS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 152 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``SEC. 2569. FITNESS CENTERS: ACCESS FOR VETERANS.

       ``(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary 
     of a military department may grant veterans access to a 
     fitness center that--
       ``(1) is under the jurisdiction of such Secretary; and
       ``(2) is operated by a geographically separated unit that 
     is located not less than 100 miles from the supporting base 
     of such unit.
       ``(b) Factors for Consideration.--In determining whether to 
     grant veterans access to a fitness center under subsection 
     (a), the Secretary concerned shall consider--
       ``(1) whether the commander who oversees the fitness center 
     has determined--
       ``(A) that such fitness center has the capacity and 
     infrastructure required to support veterans; and
       ``(B) that granting veterans such access would not impede 
     the readiness of members of the armed forces on active duty 
     who use the fitness center;
       ``(2) the effect that granting veterans such access would 
     have on the operating and maintenance expenses of the fitness 
     center; and
       ``(3) any additional criteria determined by the Secretary 
     concerned.
       ``(c) Definition.--In this section, the term `veteran' has 
     the meaning given such term in section 101 of title 38.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:

``2569. Fitness centers: access for veterans.''.


          amendment no. 59 offered by mr. lipinski of illinois

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 12_. REPORT ON IRANIAN EXPENDITURES SUPPORTING FOREIGN 
                   MILITARY AND TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter until the 
     date described in subsection (c), the Secretary of State, in 
     consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, 
     shall submit to Congress a report describing Iranian 
     expenditures in the previous calendar year on military and 
     terrorist activities outside the country, including each of 
     the following:
       (1) The amount spent in such calendar year on activities by 
     the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including activities 
     providing support for--
       (A) Hezbollah;
       (B) Houthi rebels in Yemen;
       (C) Hamas;
       (D) proxy forces in Iraq and Syria; or
       (E) any other entity or country the Secretary determines to 
     be relevant.
       (2) The amount spent in such calendar year for ballistic 
     missile research and testing or other activities that the 
     Secretary of State determines are destabilizing to the Middle 
     East region.
       (b) Form.--
       (1) In general.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.
       (2) Inclusion in annual country reports on terrorism.--The 
     Secretary of State may issue the reports required under 
     subsection (a) by including such reports in the annual 
     reports required by section 140 of the Foreign Relations 
     Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 
     2656f).
       (c) Expiration Date.--The date described in this subsection 
     is the date on which the Secretary of State determines that 
     the Government of Iran no longer provides support for 
     international terrorism pursuant to the following:
       (1) Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 
     (as continued in effect under the International Emergency 
     Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)).
       (2) Section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 
     U.S.C. 2371).
       (3) Section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 
     2780).


        amendment no. 60 offered by mr. jones of north carolina

       At the end of title IX, add the following new subtitle:

          Subtitle D--DESIGNATION OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS

     SEC. 931. REDESIGNATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AS THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.

       (a) Redesignation of Military Department.--The military 
     department designated as the Department of the Navy is 
     redesignated as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
       (b) Redesignation of Secretary and Other Statutory 
     Offices.--
       (1) Secretary.--The position of the Secretary of the Navy 
     is redesignated as the Secretary of the Navy and Marine 
     Corps.
       (2) Other statutory offices.--The positions of the Under 
     Secretary of the Navy, the four Assistant Secretaries of the 
     Navy, and the General Counsel of the Department of the Navy 
     are redesignated as the Under Secretary of the Navy and 
     Marine Corps, the Assistant Secretaries of the Navy and 
     Marine Corps, and the General Counsel of the Department of 
     the Navy and Marine Corps, respectively.

     SEC. 932. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 10, UNITED STATES 
                   CODE.

       (a) Definition of ``Military Department''.--Paragraph (8) 
     of section 101(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     to read as follows:
       ``(8) The term `military department' means the Department 
     of the Army, the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps, and 
     the Department of the Air Force.''.
       (b) Organization of Department.--The text of section 5011 
     of such title is amended to read as follows: ``The Department 
     of the Navy and Marine Corps is separately organized under 
     the Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps.''.
       (c) Position of Secretary.--Section 5013(a)(1) of such 
     title is amended by striking ``There is a Secretary of the 
     Navy'' and inserting ``There is a Secretary of the Navy and 
     Marine Corps''.
       (d) Chapter Headings.--
       (1) The heading of chapter 503 of such title is amended to 
     read as follows:

       ``CHAPTER 503--DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS''.

       (2) The heading of chapter 507 of such title is amended to 
     read as follows:

  ``CHAPTER 507--COMPOSITION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND MARINE 
                                CORPS''.

       (e) Other Amendments.--
       (1) Title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``Department of the Navy'' and ``Secretary of the Navy'' each 
     place they appear other than as specified in subsections (a), 
     (b), (c), and (d) (including in section headings, subsection 
     captions, tables of chapters, and tables of sections) and 
     inserting ``Department of the Navy and Marine Corps'' and 
     ``Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps'', respectively, in 
     each case with the matter inserted to be in the same typeface 
     and typestyle as the matter stricken.
       (2)(A) Sections 5013(f), 5014(b)(2), 5016(a), 5017(2), 
     5032(a), and 5042(a) of such title are amended by striking 
     ``Assistant Secretaries of the Navy'' and inserting 
     ``Assistant Secretaries of the Navy and Marine Corps''.
       (B) The heading of section 5016 of such title, and the item 
     relating to such section in the table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 503 of such title, are each amended by 
     inserting ``and Marine Corps'' after ``of the Navy'', with 
     the matter inserted in each case to be in the same typeface 
     and typestyle as the matter amended.

     SEC. 933. OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW AND OTHER REFERENCES.

       (a) Title 37, United States Code.--Title 37, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``Department of the Navy'' and 
     ``Secretary of the Navy'' each place they appear and 
     inserting ``Department of the Navy and Marine Corps'' and 
     ``Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps'', respectively.
       (b) Other References.--Any reference in any law other than 
     in title 10 or title 37, United States Code, or in any 
     regulation, document, record, or other paper of the United 
     States, to the Department of the Navy shall be considered to 
     be a reference to the Department of the Navy and Marine 
     Corps. Any such reference to an office specified in section 
     931(b) shall be considered to be a reference to that officer 
     as redesignated by that section.

     SEC. 934. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle 
     shall take effect on the first day of the first month 
     beginning more than 60 days after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Texas (Mr. Thornberry) and the gentleman from California (Mr. 
Garamendi) each will control 10 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas.


  Modification to Amendment No. 53 offered by Mr. Thornberry of Texas

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that amendment 
No. 53 printed in House Report 115-702 be modified in the form I have 
placed at the desk.

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  The ACTING Chair. The Clerk will report the modification.
  The Clerk read as follows:
  Modification to amendment No. 53 offered by Mr. Curbelo of Florida:

       The amendment as modified is as follows:
       Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section 
     (and redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

     SEC. 2822. AUTHORITY FOR LEASING REAL PROPERTY AT THE NAVAL 
                   AIR STATION KEY WEST, FLORIDA.

       (a) Authority.--The Secretary of the Navy (hereafter in 
     this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') may lease 
     approximately 19 acres at the Naval Air Station Key West, 
     Florida, for the purpose of constructing, operating, 
     improving, and maintaining housing units (including altering 
     or demolishing existing housing units) under such terms and 
     conditions as the Secretary considers will promote the 
     national defense or to be in the public interest.
       (b) Duration of Lease.--The lease entered into under this 
     section shall be for such period as may be agreed to by the 
     Secretary and the lessee, except that such period may not 
     exceed 50 years unless the Secretary determines that a lease 
     for a longer period is necessary to meet the purpose of the 
     lease.
       (c) Payments Under Lease.--The Secretary shall require the 
     lessee to make payments under the lease entered into under 
     this section in cash for fair market value.
       (d) Deposit and Use of Proceeds.--The Secretary shall 
     deposit and use any cash proceeds from the lease under this 
     section as prescribed in section 2667 of title 10, United 
     States Code.
       (e) Leaseback Prohibited.--During the period in which the 
     lease entered into under this section is in effect, the 
     Secretary may not lease any of the space constructed by the 
     lessees on the property leased under this section.
       (f) Right of First Refusal for Purchase of Property.--The 
     lease entered into under this section may provide the lessee 
     of the property with the first right to purchase the property 
     if the Secretary revokes the lease in order to permit the 
     United States to sell or transfer the property as authorized 
     under any other provision of law. Nothing in this subsection 
     may be construed to provide a lessee with the first right to 
     purchase the property if the Secretary revokes the lease for 
     any other cause, including the failure of the lessee to meet 
     the terms and conditions of the lease.
       (g) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the property to be leased under this section 
     shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
     Secretary.
       (h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
     require such additional terms and conditions in connection 
     with the lease under this section as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
       (i) Inapplicability of Certain Provisions.--The following 
     provisions of law do not apply to this section, the lease 
     entered into under this section, or the property which is 
     subject to the lease under this section:
       (1) Section 2662 of title 10, United States Code.
       (2) Section 2696 of title 10, United States Code.
       (3) The Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107 et seq.).
       (4) Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 11411 et seq.)

  Mr. THORNBERRY (during the reading). Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous 
consent the modification be considered as read.
  The Acting CHAIR. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman 
from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  The Acting CHAIR. Is there objection to the original request of the 
gentleman from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  The Acting CHAIR. The amendment is modified.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
Texas (Mr. McCaul), the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
  Mr. McCAUL. Mr. Chairman, I thank Chairman Thornberry for yielding me 
time.
  Mr. Chairman, protecting U.S. Government communication networks from 
foreign adversaries such as China is vital to our national security. I 
share the concerns of FBI Director Wray, who testified before the 
Senate. He was deeply concerned about the risk of allowing any company 
or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don't share our 
values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications 
networks.
  Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to see that section 880 of the NDAA of 
FY19 addresses this concern by prohibiting Federal departments and 
agencies from procuring equipment and services from foreign firms such 
as ZTE and Huawei. Specifically, ZTE violated U.S. sanctions and then 
got caught lying about it. After agreeing to discipline their 
employees, they lied again and, instead, gave those employees a bonus.
  Now it appears that we are offering them the same kind of deal. They 
clearly do not have a record built on trust with the United States 
Government. This poses significant risks to our Nation's security.
  However, this prohibition does not apply to State and local 
governments, who often rely on Federal grant dollars and play a major 
role in the protection of our Nations' security, and that is why I have 
offered this amendment.
  My amendment simply extends the prohibition on purchasing ZTE and 
Huawei products and services to Federal grant money and loans to better 
safeguard State and local communications networks.
  Mr. Chair, I urge my colleagues to protect our Nation's 
communications networks from foreign adversaries and support this 
amendment.
  Mr. GARAMENDI. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman 
from New Mexico (Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham).
  Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Chairman, New Mexico is 
home to the Kirtland Air Force Research Laboratory that develops 
groundbreaking technologies that support our men and women in the Armed 
Forces.
  These technologies often have a range of commercial applications that 
can re-energize domestic manufacturing, create high-paying jobs, and 
increase economic development in our State, which has the second 
highest unemployment rate in the Nation.
  High-speed internet servers, GPS, electric vehicles, and even 
microwave ovens are just a few of the examples of transformational 
technologies that were originally developed by the Federal Government.
  My amendments would help facilitate the commercialization of 
innovative DOD-developed technologies by investing in the scientists, 
engineers, and mathematicians serving in our military laboratories.
  By providing laboratory personnel with business education, 
entrepreneurial sabbaticals, and new opportunities to partner with 
universities and businesses, we can make cutting-edge technologies more 
widely available to American businesses and consumers, grow our 
economy, and ensure that the United States leads the world in 
innovation.
  Mr. Chairman, I urge my colleagues to support my amendments.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Maine (Mr. Poliquin).
  Mr. POLIQUIN. Mr. Chairman, I greatly appreciate everybody 
recognizing the importance of the hardworking folks at the Defense 
Financing Accounting Services.
  Lots of our fellow Americans might not realize that DFAS has an 
incredibly important function to cut the payroll checks for our men and 
women in uniform, and also they pay the vendors, suppliers, and 
contractors that keep our military operating; 122 million transactions 
last year.
  Mr. Chairman, during the past 20 years, the Pentagon has consolidated 
300 DFAS offices into 10 today, and the civilian workforce has been 
reduced from 27,000 to 13,000.
  Mr. Chairman, I am so pleased and grateful that the Armed Services 
Committee and the Rules Committee are advancing my amendment to clarify 
that there is no intention by the House of Representatives to further 
consolidate any DFAS location or jobs.
  Mr. Chairman, I am so proud of the 600 hardworking Mainers who cut 
checks for our brave military personnel at the DFAS facility in 
Limestone, Maine, way up north in Aroostook County. These 600 Maine 
jobs are so important to our families and also to our military 
personnel.
  Mr. GARAMENDI. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
New York (Mr. Suozzi).
  Mr. SUOZZI. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding this 
time to me.
  Mr. Chairman, I am pleased that my bipartisan amendment has been 
included in this en bloc package.
  There is a major problem in our country that Americans want us to 
address. It is a bipartisan issue related to contamination related from 
defense-related activities, and I want to thank

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the chairman of the committee for his assistance in working on this, as 
well as my colleagues, Congressman Cook and Congresswoman Hanabusa, for 
their work in helping to get this done.
  Military bases and munitions storage depots and armament 
manufacturing facilities have left behind a multibillion-dollar legacy 
of required environmental cleanup.

  Under my amendment, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, 
Installations, and the Environment will be required to brief the 
Committee on Armed Services on initiatives being pursued to accelerate 
environmental restoration efforts.
  In my district alone, there is a site that was contaminated by a 
Grumman in conjunction with the United States Navy. It was discovered 
over 40 years ago. It has contaminated groundwater, which is the sole 
source of drinking water on Long Island.
  There are people that are trying to get these things cleaned up, but 
there is so much bureaucracy, so much red tape, so much finger-
pointing, that we need to send a clear message from Congress that we 
need the executive branch to work together with us to accelerate this 
cleanup.
  Mr. Chairman, this amendment will help get that done.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman 
from Missouri (Mrs. Hartzler), the distinguished chair of our 
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
  Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of this en bloc 
package.
  Mr. Chairman, this package includes a bipartisan amendment to ensure 
that video surveillance equipment is included in the scope of the 
NDAA's prohibition on using certain Chinese technology in government 
agencies.
  China is actively expanding the role of its companies in the U.S. 
domestic communications and public safety sectors. Video surveillance 
and security equipment sold by Chinese companies exposes the U.S. 
Government to significant vulnerabilities due to built-in backdoors 
baked right into their products.
  These backdoors can be used to covertly funnel data, including live 
video and audio surveillance of America's sensitive military 
installations and embassies, back to Chinese operatives.
  Given what we know about China's intentions and the security risks 
posed by these firms, we have absolutely no business helping China 
extend its networks further and further into our agencies.
  Mr. Chairman, I want to thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member 
Smith for including this amendment in the package.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the 
gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Schneider).
  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank the ranking member for 
yielding me the time.
  Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of my amendment to increase 
flexibility within the Small Business Innovative Research and 
Technology Transfer Programs.
  Mr. Chairman, I want to thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member 
Smith for including it in this en bloc package.
  Federal research programs invest in the future and ensure we stay at 
the global forefront of innovation and advancement.
  But this investment is only the first step of the process. We must 
ensure that innovators and entrepreneurs have the tools necessary to 
bring their ideas to market.
  Currently, SBIR and STTR recipients are restricted in how much 
funding they can use towards commercialization.
  My amendment would increase the amount of funding recipients in phase 
1 and phase 2 can use to pay for assistance protecting intellectual 
property, conducting market research, mapping out manufacturing plans, 
and other steps that would help them successfully commercialize their 
ideas.
  My amendment would help empower successful innovators with more 
resources to turn federally funded research into viable commercial 
products, creating quality jobs and securing our Nation's creative 
leadership.

                              {time}  1445


 Modification to Amendments En Bloc No. 1 offered by Mr. Thornberry of 
                                 Texas

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that amendment 
No. 55 be removed from the en bloc package.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will report the modification.
  The Clerk read the modification as follows:

       Strike amendment #55

  The Acting CHAIR. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman 
from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  The Acting CHAIR. Amendments en bloc No. 1 is modified.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the 
gentleman from California (Mr. Takano).
  Mr. TAKANO. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of my amendment, which 
would create a demonstration program in the Air Force for 15 to 20 deaf 
and hard-of-hearing individuals to serve their country.
  This amendment is inspired by a young deaf man I met a few years ago 
named Keith Nolan. He excelled at the first two levels of Army ROTC and 
was prepared to take the next step when he was told that he could not 
continue because he is deaf. Including this amendment is an incredible 
tribute to Keith's advocacy, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to 
maintain this provision.
  I want to thank the chairman and ranking member for including this 
amendment. I am excited that we are taking this step forward to give 
the deaf community a chance to defend the country that they love and 
that we love.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chair, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman 
from Illinois (Mr. Lipinski).
  Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Chairman, Iran is the world's foremost state 
sponsor of terrorism. In spite of their weak economy and U.S.-imposed 
sanctions in response to Iran's support for terrorism, abuse of human 
rights, and acquisition of prohibited weapons, they continue to support 
violent groups abroad.
  As our diplomatic and military leaders determine how best to respond 
to Iran, they and the world, including Iranians, should have a detailed 
accounting of the amount spent by Iran to support specific terrorist 
groups. This is especially important in light of the escalating 
conflict between Israel and Iran-backed forces in Syria.
  My amendment requires an annual report from the Secretary of State 
and the Director of National Intelligence describing Iranian 
expenditures on military and terrorist activities outside their 
country. This will send a clear message to Iran and our allies that we 
do not tolerate support of terrorism.
  Mr. Chair, I thank the chairman and ranking member for including my 
amendment in this en bloc, and I urge my colleagues to support it.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, we have no further speakers. I 
urge adoption of the amendment, and I yield back the balance of my 
time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendments en bloc, as 
modified, offered by the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Thornberry).
  The en bloc amendments, as modified, were agreed to.


                 Amendment No. 3 Offered by Mr. Guthrie

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 3 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. GUTHRIE. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of my amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

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

     SEC. 3__. PRODUCTION AND USE OF NATURAL GAS AT FORT KNOX.

       (a) Production and Use of Natural Gas at Fort Knox.--
     Chapter 449 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new section:

     ``Sec. 4782. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, 
       and use at Fort Knox, Kentucky

       ``(a) Authority.--(1) The Secretary of the Army may provide 
     for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural 
     gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky, without regard to 
     section 3 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 
     U.S.C. 352).

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       ``(2) The Secretary is authorized to enter into a contract 
     with an appropriate entity to carry out paragraph (1).
       ``(b) Limitation on Uses.--Any natural gas produced under 
     subsection (a) may be used only to support activities and 
     operations at Fort Knox and may not be sold for use 
     elsewhere.
       ``(c) Ownership of Facilities.--The Secretary of the Army 
     may take ownership of any gas production and treatment 
     equipment and facilities and associated infrastructure from 
     an entity with which the Secretary has entered into a 
     contract under subsection (a) in accordance with the terms of 
     the contract.
       ``(d) Applicability.--The authority of the Secretary of the 
     Army under this section is effective as of August 2, 2007.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:
``4782. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, and use at Fort 
              Knox, Kentucky.''.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Kentucky (Mr. Guthrie) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Kentucky.
  Mr. GUTHRIE. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chair, I really appreciate the chairman of the Armed Services 
Committee and the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee for 
working with me on this amendment.
  I rise in support of the amendment to clarify Congress' intent with 
regard to energy security and conservation programs at Fort Knox.
  In January 2009, a major ice storm hit my district, crippling local 
infrastructure for days. This outage across the region also affected 
Fort Knox, due to the post's reliance on the local energy grid.
  This weather event highlighted a vulnerability that local leaders at 
Fort Knox took very seriously and had already been working for years to 
mitigate. With the full support of the Pentagon, the leaders on post 
and in the community around Fort Knox have made great strides to make 
Fort Knox the Army's first energy-secure installation. This really is a 
great story and one that we in Congress should support.
  My amendment is about how natural gas fits into the complex, highly 
sophisticated energy security program at Fort Knox, Kentucky being 
blessed with natural gas. The award-winning combination of features and 
the Fort Knox energy program ranges from new power generation 
facilities to a geothermal pond, infrared heating system, extensive 
energy efficiency upgrades, and even a solar array. The dashboard in 
the control room is incredible to see as energy officials can remotely 
observe and analyze current energy consumption and efficiency, isolated 
to the level of individual rooms in the buildings on post.
  While the energy conservation program started in the 1970s, the 
natural gas story really came into focus a little over 10 years ago 
when the Army established service contracts with local companies to 
drill and pump methane gas on post. This is everything we want for our 
national security: energy independence and security that saves Federal 
money, off-the-grid capability during moments of a national crisis, and 
utilizing energy resources efficiency as close to the source as 
possible.
  Natural gas has been produced and used on post since 2009 and makes 
up about 28 percent of annual needs. The amount of gas produces enough 
for an entire summer load. However, the catch is, and why we are here 
with this amendment, that the Interior Department has raised concerns 
because the Army did not go through the typical Bureau of Land 
Management lease process.
  The Bureau of Land Management lease process will not work for this 
kind of operation because it is not in our national security interest 
to give mineral rights for DOD property to a third party. The Army 
should be able to access the resources on post for consumption and use 
on post without having to go through a third party or remit royalties.
  This amendment simply allows Fort Knox to continue their great energy 
security success story and gives them the ability to remain the number 
one energy-secure Army installation.
  Mr. Chair, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to the amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman from California is recognized for 5 
minutes.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Chairman, I am a little surprised that someone from Kentucky is 
sponsoring this amendment, because if this amendment were to become 
law, who would be the biggest loser? It would be the Commonwealth of 
Kentucky.
  When the Army started developing natural gas under Fort Knox, it did 
so without notifying the Department of the Interior, which is the 
agency that is responsible for these resources. Now the Defense 
Department has admitted that it was a mistake and says that it has 
taken steps to prevent this from ever happening again. But we still 
know that they are producing gas, and I am glad that they have taken 
steps to prevent this in the future.
  To my knowledge, that is not the critical issue. The critical issue 
is that we have a real problem here. That is, the natural gas that is 
under Fort Knox belongs to the American people, not the military, and 
royalties are owed to the American people when that gas is sold. As we 
know, half of those royalties would go to Kentucky.
  For example, in 2014, the Army estimated that it effectively cheated 
Kentucky out of $250,000, and now there are 4 more years of cheating 
Kentucky and the American people out of their royalties. That number is 
probably much larger now than the $250,000 a year.
  We have no indication that the Army has paid any of these royalties, 
and until we deal with that issue that they are not paying royalties 
for the gas that the American people and the people of Kentucky own, we 
should not be letting them off the hook.
  I would ask the sponsor of the amendment to look closely at this 
issue and what his home State stands to lose because of it and then to 
reconsider again whether or not he wants this amendment to be adopted.
  I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. GUTHRIE. Mr. Chairman, I just want to close by saying that it is 
owned by the American people, the military, which is why we are here 
today at the national level. It is owned by the American people. There 
are things that we can work through so that we can move forward.
  Fort Knox is an economic driver in the community. The Federal tax 
dollars that come to Fort Knox to support our men and women contribute 
greatly to that community. Being energy secure is a vital component 
when we look at the overall needs of the Army and the importance of 
every Army post, and Fort Knox can certainly make a great claim, being 
off the grid and being able to operate in times of national 
emergencies.
  So I do think this has been thought through. I think instead of going 
through the other process, we need to move forward and let the 
Department of Defense do what the Pentagon had sent Fort Knox forward 
to do.
  Mr. Chair, I appreciate the comments of my friend from California, 
but I do think this is the right policy to move forward, and I yield 
back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Guthrie).
  The amendment was agreed to.


                 Amendment No. 8 Offered by Mr. Amodei

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 8 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. AMODEI. Mr. Chair, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Add at the end the following:

    DIVISION E--NATIONAL STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS PRODUCTION

     SEC. 4801. FINDINGS.

       Congress finds that--
       (1) in agreement with Executive Order 13806, a healthy 
     manufacturing and defense industrial base and resilient 
     supply chains are essential to the economic strength and 
     national security of the United States. Modern supply chains, 
     however are often long and the ability of the United States 
     to manufacture or obtain goods critical to national security 
     could be hampered by an inability to obtain various essential 
     components, which themselves may not be directly related to 
     national security;

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       (2) in agreement with Executive Order 13817, the United 
     States is heavily reliant on imports of certain mineral 
     commodities that are vital to the Nation's security and 
     economic prosperity;
       (3) this dependency of the United States on foreign sources 
     creates a strategic vulnerability for both its economy and 
     military to adverse foreign government actons, natural 
     disaster, and other events that can disrupt supply of these 
     key minerals. Increased private-sector domestic exploration, 
     production, recycling, and reprocessing of critical minerals, 
     and support for efforts to identify more commonly available 
     technological alternatives to these minerals, will reduce our 
     dependence on imports, preserve our leadership in 
     technological innovation, support job creation, improve 
     national security and balance of trade, and enhance the 
     technological superiority and readiness of our Armed Forces, 
     which are among the Nation's most significant consumers of 
     critical minerals;
       (4) the industrialization of developing nations has driven 
     demand for nonfuel minerals necessary for telecommunications, 
     military technologies, healthcare technologies, and 
     conventional and renewable energy technologies;
       (5) the availability of minerals and mineral materials are 
     essential for economic growth, national security, 
     technological innovation, and the manufacturing and 
     agricultural supply chain;
       (6) minerals and mineral materials are critical components 
     of every transportation, water, telecommunications, and 
     energy infrastructure project necessary to modernize the 
     crumbling infrastructure of the United States;
       (7) the exploration, production, processing, use, and 
     recycling of minerals contribute significantly to the 
     economic well-being, security, and general welfare of the 
     United States; and
       (8) the United States has vast mineral resources but is 
     becoming increasingly dependent on foreign sources of mineral 
     resources, as demonstrated by the fact that--
       (A) 25 years ago, the United States was dependent on 
     foreign sources for 45 nonfuel mineral materials, of which--
       (i) 8 were imported by the United States to fulfill 100 
     percent of the requirements of the United States for those 
     nonfuel mineral materials; and
       (ii) 19 were imported by the United States to fulfill 
     greater than 50 percent of the requirements of the United 
     States for those nonfuel mineral materials;
       (B) by 2015 the import dependence of the United States for 
     nonfuel mineral materials increased from dependence on the 
     import of 45 nonfuel mineral materials to dependence on the 
     import of 47 nonfuel mineral materials, of which--
       (i) 19 were imported by the United States to fulfill 100 
     percent of the requirements of the United States for those 
     nonfuel mineral materials; and
       (ii) 22 were imported by the United States to fulfill 
     greater than 50 percent of the requirements of the United 
     States for those nonfuel mineral materials;
       (C) according to the Department of Energy, the United 
     States imports greater than 50 percent of the 41 metals and 
     minerals key to clean energy applications;
       (D) the United States share of worldwide mineral 
     exploration dollars was 7 percent in 2015, down from 19 
     percent in the early 1990s;
       (E) the 2014 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment, 
     which ranks 25 major mining countries, found that 7- to 10-
     year permitting delays are the most significant risk to 
     mining projects in the United States; and
       (F) in late 2016, the Government Accountability Office 
     found that--
       (i) ``the Federal government's approach to addressing 
     critical materials supply issues has not been consistent with 
     selected key practices for interagency collaboration, such as 
     ensuring that agencies' roles and responsibilities are 
     clearly defined''; and
       (ii) ``the Federal critical materials approach faces other 
     limitations, including data limitations and a focus on only a 
     subset of critical materials, a limited focus on domestic 
     production of critical materials, and limited engagement with 
     industry''.

     SEC. 4802. DEFINITIONS.

       In this division:
       (1) Agency.--The term ``agency'' means--
       (A) any agency, department, or other unit of Federal, 
     State, local, or tribal government; or
       (B) an Alaska Native Corporation.
       (2) Alaska native corporation.--The term ``Alaska Native 
     Corporation'' has the meaning given the term ``Native 
     Corporation'' in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims 
     Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).
       (3) Lead agency.--The term ``lead agency'' means the agency 
     with primary responsibility for issuing a mineral exploration 
     or mine permit for a project.
       (4) Mineral exploration or mine permit.--The term ``mineral 
     exploration or mine permit'' includes--
       (A) an authorization of the Bureau of Land Management or 
     the Forest Service, as applicable, for premining activities 
     that requires an environmental impact statement or similar 
     analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
     (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
       (B) a plan of operations issued by--
       (i) the Bureau of Land Management under subpart 3809 of 
     part 3800 of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations (or 
     successor regulations); or
       (ii) the Forest Service under subpart A of part 228 of 
     title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
     regulations); and
       (C) a permit issued under an authority described in section 
     3503.13 of title 43, Code of Federal regulations (or 
     successor regulations).
       (5) Project.--The term ``project'' means a project for 
     which the issuance of a permit is required to conduct 
     activities for, relating to, or incidental to mineral 
     exploration, mining, beneficiation, processing, or 
     reclamation activities--
       (A) on a mining claim, millsite claim, or tunnel site claim 
     for any locatable mineral; or
       (B) in conjunction with any Federal mineral (other than 
     coal and oil shale) that is leased under--
       (i) the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 U.S.C. 
     351 et seq.); or
       (ii) section 402 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 3 of 1946 
     (5 U.S.C. App.).

     SEC. 4803. IMPROVING DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL 
                   MINERALS.

       (a) Definition of Strategic and Critical Minerals.--In this 
     section, the term ``strategic and critical minerals'' means 
     minerals that are necessary--
       (1) for the national defense and national security 
     requirements, including supply chain resiliency;
       (2) for the energy infrastructure of the United States, 
     including--
       (A) pipelines;
       (B) refining capacity;
       (C) electrical power generation and transmission; and
       (D) renewable energy production;
       (3) for community resiliency, coastal restoration, and 
     ecological sustainability for the coastal United States;
       (4) to support domestic manufacturing, agriculture, 
     housing, telecommunications, healthcare, and transportation 
     infrastructure; or
       (5) for the economic security of, and balance of trade in, 
     the United States.
       (b) Consideration of Certain Domestic Mines as 
     Infrastructure Projects.--A domestic mine that, as determined 
     by the lead agency, will provide strategic and critical 
     minerals shall be considered to be an infrastructure project, 
     as described in Executive Order 13807.

     SEC. 4804. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD AGENCY.

       (a) In General.--The lead agency shall appoint a project 
     lead within the lead agency, who shall coordinate and consult 
     with cooperating agencies and any other agencies involved in 
     the permitting process, project proponents, and contractors 
     to ensure that cooperating agencies and other agencies 
     involved in the permitting process, project proponents, and 
     contractors--
       (1) minimize delays;
       (2) set and adhere to timelines and schedules for 
     completion of the permitting process;
       (3) set clear permitting goals; and
       (4) track progress against those goals.
       (b) Determination Under NEPA.--
       (1) In general.--To the extent that the National 
     Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 
     applies to the issuance of any mineral exploration or mine 
     permit, the requirements of that Act shall be considered to 
     have been procedurally and substantively satisfied if the 
     lead agency determines that any State or Federal agency 
     acting under State or Federal law has addressed or will 
     address the following factors:
       (A) The environmental impact of the action to be conducted 
     under the permit.
       (B) Possible adverse environmental effects of actions under 
     the permit.
       (C) Possible alternatives to issuance of the permit.
       (D) The relationship between long- and short-term uses of 
     the local environment and the maintenance and enhancement of 
     long-term productivity.
       (E) Any irreversible and irretrievable commitment of 
     resources that would be involved in the proposed action.
       (F) That public participation will occur during the 
     decisionmaking process for authorizing actions under the 
     permit.
       (2) Written requirement.--In making a determination under 
     paragraph (1), not later than 90 days after receipt of an 
     application for the permit, the lead agency, in a written 
     record of decision, shall--
       (A) explain the rationale used in reaching the 
     determination;
       (B) state the facts in the record that are the basis for 
     the determination; and
       (C) show that the facts in the record could allow a 
     reasonable person to reach the same determination as the lead 
     agency did.
       (c) Coordination on Permitting Process.--
       (1) In general.--The lead agency shall enhance government 
     coordination for the permitting process by--
       (A) avoiding duplicative reviews;
       (B) minimizing paperwork; and
       (C) engaging other agencies and stakeholders early in the 
     process.
       (2) Considerations.--In carrying out paragraph (1), the 
     lead agency shall consider--
       (A) deferring to, and relying on, baseline data, analyses, 
     and reviews performed by State agencies with jurisdiction 
     over the proposed project; and
       (B) to the maximum extent practicable, conducting any 
     consultations or reviews concurrently rather than 
     sequentially if the concurrent consultation or review would 
     expedite the process.

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       (3) Memorandum of agency agreement.--If requested at any 
     time by a State or local planning agency, the lead agency, in 
     consultation with other Federal agencies with relevant 
     jurisdiction in the environmental review process, may 
     establish memoranda of agreement with the project sponsor, 
     State and local governments, and other appropriate entities 
     to accomplish the coordination activities described in this 
     subsection.
       (d) Schedule for Permitting Process.--
       (1) In general.--For any project for which the lead agency 
     cannot make the determination described subsection (b), at 
     the request of a project proponent, the lead agency, 
     cooperating agencies, and any other agencies involved with 
     the mineral exploration or mine permitting process shall 
     enter into an agreement with the project proponent that sets 
     time limits for each part of the permitting process, 
     including--
       (A) the decision on whether to prepare an environmental 
     impact statement or similar analysis required under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.);
       (B) a determination of the scope of any environmental 
     impact statement or similar analysis required under the 
     National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
     seq.);
       (C) the scope of, and schedule for, the baseline studies 
     required to prepare an environmental impact statement or 
     similar analysis required under the National Environmental 
     Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
       (D) preparation of any draft environmental impact statement 
     or similar analysis required under the National Environmental 
     Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
       (E) preparation of a final environmental impact statement 
     or similar analysis required under the National Environmental 
     Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
       (F) any consultations required under applicable law;
       (G) submission and review of any comments required under 
     applicable law;
       (H) publication of any public notices required under 
     applicable law; and
       (I) any final or interim decisions.
       (2) Time limit for permitting process.--Except if extended 
     by mutual agreement of the project proponent and the lead 
     agency, the time period for the total review process 
     described in paragraph (1) shall not exceed 30 months.
       (e) Limitation on Addressing Public Comments.--The lead 
     agency shall not be required to address any agency or public 
     comments that were not submitted--
       (1) during a public comment period or consultation period 
     provided during the permitting process; or
       (2) as otherwise required by law.
       (f) Financial Assurance.--The lead agency shall determine 
     the amount of financial assurance required for reclamation of 
     a mineral exploration or mining site, on the condition that 
     the financial assurance shall cover the estimated cost if the 
     lead agency were to contract with a third party to reclaim 
     the operations according to the reclamation plan, including 
     construction and maintenance costs for any treatment 
     facilities necessary to meet Federal, State, or tribal 
     environmental standards.
       (g) Projects Within National Forests.--With respect to 
     projects on National Forest System land, the lead agency 
     shall--
       (1) exempt from the requirements of part 294 of title 36, 
     Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations)--
       (A) all areas of identified mineral resources in land use 
     designations, other than nondevelopment land use 
     designations, in existence on the date of enactment of this 
     division; and
       (B) all additional routes and areas that the lead agency 
     determines necessary to facilitate the construction, 
     operation, maintenance, and restoration of an area described 
     in paragraph (1); and
       (2) continue to apply the exemptions described in paragraph 
     (1) after the date on which approval of the minerals plan of 
     operations described in section 3(4)(B)(ii) for the National 
     Forest System land.
       (h) Application to Existing Permit Applications.--
       (1) In general.--This section applies to a mineral 
     exploration or mine permit for which an application was 
     submitted before the date of enactment of this division if 
     the applicant for the permit submits a written request to the 
     lead agency for the permit.
       (2) Implementation.--The lead agency shall begin 
     implementing this section with respect to an application 
     described in paragraph (1) not later than 30 days after the 
     date on which the lead agency receives the written request 
     for the permit.

     SEC. 4805. FEDERAL REGISTER PROCESS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION 
                   AND MINING PROJECTS.

       (a) Departmental Review.--Absent any extraordinary 
     circumstances, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior 
     or the Secretary of Agriculture, as applicable, and except as 
     otherwise required by law, the Secretary of the Interior or 
     the Secretary of Agriculture, as applicable, shall ensure 
     that each Federal Register notice associated with the 
     issuance of a mineral exploration or mine permit and required 
     by law shall be--
       (1) subject to any required reviews within the Department 
     of the Interior or the Department of Agriculture, as 
     applicable; and
       (2) published in final form in the Federal Register not 
     later than 45 days after the date of initial preparation of 
     the notice.
       (b) Preparation.--The preparation of any Federal Register 
     notice described in subsection (a) shall be delegated to the 
     organizational level within the lead agency.
       (c) Transmission.--All Federal Register notices described 
     in subsection (a) regarding official document availability, 
     announcements of meetings, or notices of intent to undertake 
     an action shall originate in, and be transmitted to the 
     Federal Register from, the office in which, as applicable--
       (1) the documents or meetings are held; or
       (2) the activity is initiated.

     SEC. 4806. SECRETARIAL ORDER NOT AFFECTED.

       This division shall not apply to any mineral described in 
     Secretarial Order 3324, issued by the Secretary of the 
     Interior on December 3, 2012, in any area to which the order 
     applies.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Nevada (Mr. Amodei) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Nevada.
  Mr. AMODEI. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 1 minute.
  My amendment would streamline the permitting process for production 
of minerals deemed critical and strategic for national security and 
other infrastructure needs.
  What does the word ``streamline'' mean? If you read the amendment, it 
means 30 months. Now, I am a little embarrassed to tell you that 
streamline is 30 months, but unless the parties agree to something 
longer, it is 30 months.
  When you say ``deemed critical,'' if you read the amendment, you will 
see multiple pages basically paying respect to the NEPA process and 
also setting forth due process and asking for a Federal representative 
of the lead agency to coordinate Federal permitting actions so that we 
proceed as expeditiously as possible when there is, in fact, a need 
that affects the Armed Services of our country for supply chain and 
things like that that are critical.
  Mr. Chair, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chair, I rise in opposition to the amendment
  The Acting CHAIR (Mr. Barton). The gentleman from California is 
recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chair, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chairman, this amendment is simply an attempt to waive portions 
of our environmental laws for all--and I use the word ``all''--new 
mines by pretending that these mines are essential for national 
security.
  Under this amendment, even sand and gravel--yes, sand and gravel--
would become a critical and strategic mineral. The proponents of this 
amendment have argued in the past that sand and gravel are extremely 
important when you need to build roads. I will agree with that; it is. 
But this is a deliberate distortion of the meaning of what is a 
critical mineral.
  When it comes to minerals, just because something is important does 
not mean that it is critical. When someone is in critical condition in 
the hospital, that doesn't simply mean that their condition is 
important. It has a specific meaning. The same is true for critical 
minerals.
  All reputable definitions of critical minerals make it clear that 
there must be a risk of losing access to the mineral for it truly to be 
called critical. Even the definition from an executive order signed by 
President Trump just 5 months ago says that a critical mineral has to 
have a supply chain that is vulnerable to disruption.

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  In the final list of critical minerals identified by the Secretary of 
the Interior published just last week, the department states that it 
recognizes the economic significance and indispensable nature of 
minerals such as sand and gravel. But it also states: `` . . . these 
minerals do not currently meet the definition of critical'' because we 
are not reliant on imports and we have access here in the United States 
to adequate domestic sources.
  Simply put, we are not at risk of losing access to our supplies of 
sand and gravel, and no foreign government is threatening to close down 
our quarries.
  We should not be waiving environmental laws for every single mineral 
simply because it is important for something.
  Supporters of the amendment say a broad definition is needed because 
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time, so we shouldn't tie our hands. But I point out, it only took 4 
months for the Interior Department of this administration to publish 
their final list of critical minerals, and that is starting from 
scratch.
  Clearly the existing process is already very quick and very flexible. 
There is no need to define everything as critical and weaken 
environmental protections for all mines just so a mining company 
doesn't have to wait 4 months.
  Also, if this amendment looks familiar to many of my colleagues, that 
is because it is language that has come out of the Natural Resources 
Committee on a party line vote in each of the past four Congresses. In 
the past three Congresses it passed the House, again on a party line 
vote, only to go nowhere in the Senate.
  The reason why it goes nowhere in the Senate is because that body 
understands what the definition of a critical and strategic mineral is. 
This amendment would have similar luck in the Senate, and it has no 
business being added to a defense authorization bill.
  Mr. Chairman, I urge my colleagues to oppose this amendment, and I 
reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. AMODEI. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Arizona (Mr. Gosar).
  Mr. GOSAR. Mr. Chairman, I rise today in support of my good friend 
and colleague, Representative Amodei's, amendment.
  The amendment aims to streamline a bureaucratic process that is 
hampering the production of defense critical metals and minerals. 
Strategic and critical minerals are important to national security and 
help provide our troops with the equipment and weapons they need to 
keep us safe.
  A nonclassified defense study recently found that failure to have a 
reliable supply chain for at least 16 of the 35 critical minerals has 
already caused significant weapon system production delays for the 
Department of Defense.
  A recent report published by the Department of the Interior and the 
U.S. Geological Survey found the U.S. is 100 percent net import reliant 
on foreign countries, including China, for 20 different critical 
minerals. Such reliance threatens our national security as well as our 
ability to make equipment and weapons that our troops need to be 
successful in their missions.
  I applaud Representative Amodei and his strong leadership and 
tireless efforts to support the needs of our men and women in uniform, 
and I urge the adoption of this amendment.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. AMODEI. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Chairman, it is good to hear that my colleagues from the Golden 
State think that the administration is doing a good job in this area in 
some respects, and it is good to hear about concerns about the State of 
Kentucky.
  But let's talk about what is actually in the amendment.
  So let's talk about what is not in the amendment first. First of all, 
there is nothing in the amendment that says you must approve a request 
to be considered a strategic critical mineral. So when we talk in the 
context of, oh, gee, this could be sand and gravel, some Federal land 
manager in the executive department, under the provisions in this 
amendment, has to find that. By the way, there are multiple pages 
saying how they go about that. So it is 30 months. Guess what? After 
that 30 months, you don't get a yes.
  So when we talk about how the sky is going to fall, let's keep in 
mind that if you can't satisfy them on whatever it is that is critical, 
then guess what? You may get a no, as should be done if it doesn't 
satisfy that.
  So to indicate in context that this is something that is going to 
make everything critical omits the whole application process and omits 
the consideration process that goes over 30 months.
  Now, I just want to point out a couple other things, because, quite 
frankly, although maybe the other side thinks that the crystal ball 
that the administration has is an excellent one, I beg to differ. Since 
we are talking about things that happened in specific States, let's 
talk about the Loma Prieta earthquake that happened in northern 
California a while back that, quite frankly, shut down freeways--major 
arteries--in the bay area.
  Now, I don't know if sand and gravel would have been appropriate and 
critical for that, but guess what? To those people in the bay area who 
wanted that transportation infrastructure open, they wanted it open as 
soon as possible. So if we have to wait for 30 months to haul loads of 
sand and gravel and make concrete to get the 580 or the 680, or 
whatever it was, in the East Bay open, then perhaps there was an 
argument for that. I don't know, unless something like that happens 
again.
  But for those minerals that are critical to our healthcare industry, 
our defense industry, and all of those sorts of things, they ought to 
have the opportunity to apply and see if they get told yes or no in 30 
months.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Nevada (Mr. Amodei).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. LOWENTHAL. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Nevada will 
be postponed.


                Amendment No. 10 Offered by Mr. McGovern

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 10 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following new 
     section:

     SEC. 5__. ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE MEDAL.

       (a) Service Medal Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     design and produce a military service medal, to be known as 
     the ``Atomic Veterans Service Medal'', to honor retired and 
     former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed 
     veterans (as such term is defined in section 1112(c)(3) of 
     title 38, United States Code).
       (b) Distribution of Medal.--
       (1) Issuance to retired and former members.--At the request 
     of a radiation-exposed veteran, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall issue the Atomic Veterans Service Medal to the veteran.
       (2) Issuance to next-of-kin.--In the case of a radiation-
     exposed veteran who is deceased, the Secretary may provide 
     for issuance of the Atomic Veterans Service Medal to the 
     next-of-kin of the person.
       (3) Application.--The Secretary shall prepare and 
     disseminate as appropriate an application by which radiation-
     exposed veterans and their next-of-kin may apply to receive 
     the Atomic Veterans Service Medal.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern) and a Member opposed each will 
control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Massachusetts.
  Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Chairman, this is an amendment that I am offering 
along with my colleague from Minnesota (Mr. Emmer). I want to thank him 
for his leadership on this issue.
  Our amendment would very simply create a service medal to be awarded 
to atomic veterans or their surviving family members in honor of their 
service and sacrifice to our Nation.
  Between 1945 and 1962, about 225,000 members of our Armed Forces 
participated in hundreds of nuclear weapons tests. Now known as atomic 
veterans, these GIs were placed in extremely dangerous areas and were 
constantly exposed to potentially dangerous levels of radiation in 
performance of their duties. They were sworn to secrecy, unable to even 
talk to their doctors about their past exposure to radiation.
  Thankfully, Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush recognized 
the atomic veterans' valiant service and acted to provide specialized 
care and compensation for their harrowing duty.
  In 2007, our allies Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia, 
enacted their versions of this amendment by authorizing a medal to 
honor their atomic veterans who served with the United States.
  Regrettably, the Pentagon remains silent on honoring the service of 
our atomic veterans, arguing that to do so would diminish the service 
of other military personnel who are tasked with dangerous missions. Mr. 
Chairman, this is a pitiful excuse.
  Tragically, more than 75 percent of atomic veterans have already 
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away, never having received this recognition. They served honorably and 
kept a code of silence that most certainly led to many of these 
veterans passing away prematurely.
  Past administrations and Congresses have dealt with thornier issues 
of legality and compensation. What remains is recognizing these 
veterans' duty, honor, and faithful service to our Nation.
  I want to thank my colleagues in the House for unanimously voting 
favorably last year by a vote of 424-0. I was shocked when the Service 
Medal was not included in the conference report. So I am urging my 
colleagues to join me in voting for this amendment again. Let us send a 
message to the Senate that this is important and that we are not going 
to give up. Together we can show them that we are serious about 
honoring this brave and distinguished group of patriotic Americans.
  We owe it to our atomic veterans to recognize them for their selfless 
service to our Nation.
  Mr. Chairman, let me close by saying, our veterans who are now known 
as atomic veterans served this country with great distinction. When 
they left the service they raised our families, they worked in our 
factories, and they contributed to our communities. They are getting 
older. Let us not wait until there are no surviving atomic veterans 
before we do the right thing.
  I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring our atomic veterans. This 
is the right thing to do. It is shameful that we have not been able to 
do this sooner. I am confident that maybe this is the moment where we 
will do the right thing.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from 
Massachusetts will be postponed.


                Amendment No. 13 Offered by Mr. McKinley

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 13 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

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

     SEC. 8__. ADDITION OF DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED DINNER WARE TO 
                   THE BERRY AMENDMENT.

       (a) In General.--Section 2533a(b) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Dinner ware.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Section 2533a(b)(3) of title 10, 
     United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply 
     with respect to contracts entered into after the date that is 
     one year after the date of enactment of this Act.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from West Virginia (Mr. McKinley) and a Member opposed each will 
control 5 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from West Virginia.
  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of my amendment to H.R. 
5515.
  Let's put this in historical context: In 1941, Congress passed the 
Berry amendment, which requires the Department of Defense to purchase 
certain items only from American companies. That list includes 
American-made products and already includes textiles, clothing, shoes, 
food, and certain tools. Our amendment would simply add dinnerware.
  America has some of the best and most talented producers of nontoxic, 
lead-free dinnerware in the globe. Companies like Coors in Tucson, 
Arizona; Emerson Creek in Bedford, Virginia; and Homer Laughlin in West 
Virginia.
  It makes common sense that when we purchase equipment for our 
military, whether it is weapons, food or supplies, it is incumbent upon 
us to consider American jobs as well.
  This amendment solidifies that belief. It shows our strong support 
for American manufacturing and already has been supported and endorsed 
by the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Importantly, it would 
ensure access to safe dinnerware for our military, free from lead or 
other carcinogenic materials.
  According to the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug 
Administration, there have been numerous violations involving lead and 
other contaminants in dinnerware coming from China, Mexico, and other 
suppliers around the world leading to concerns for their use by 
American troops.
  Mr. Chairman, I urge my colleagues to stand with American 
manufacturers, safety and health concerns, and the jobs that are 
created in our communities by supporting this amendment.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to the amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman from Texas is recognized for 5 
minutes.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Chairman, I appreciate and understand all Members' desire to not 
only support jobs in their district, but to support American 
manufacturing. I share, of course, that goal. At the same time, I must 
oppose this amendment because there is simply no national security 
justification to mandate where DOD buys its plates and mugs.
  Now, there was a view in the past that textiles, food, and certain 
tools were essential for the health and well-being of our military and 
related to their combat effectiveness. It is absolutely true that we 
have had troops die from exposure to tainted food, and that not having 
the appropriate tools has had an effect on the quality of our weaponry.

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  I have never heard that argument apply when it comes to plates and 
bowls and knives or forks and spoons that we are about to discuss with 
the next amendment.
  Mr. Chairman, adding this mandate hurts our troops because if these 
suppliers of plates are the best price, then that is what DOD buys. But 
if it costs more to buy these plates, that money has to come from 
somewhere. And that money will come from bullets or fuel or other 
things that are essential for our troops to have. I cannot tell you how 
many fewer bullets the Pentagon will be able to buy because they have 
to pay more for their bowls and plates and mugs.
  I also can't tell you how much more exactly the Pentagon will expend 
in ensuring compliance with this mandate, to do the studies to check 
the quality, to have a report if they should fall in one of the 
exceptions, which are all there within the law. But I know it will be 
some.
  Some money, some added bureaucracy is too much. As a matter of fact, 
the underlying bill is trying to go the other way and get more 
resources into the hands of our warfighters to increase what we send to 
the tooth and reduce the tail.
  I would just say one other point at this point, Mr. Chairman.
  Where does this stop? Where does this end?
  Last year, we had knives and forks and spoons. This year, we have got 
plates and mugs. Does it next go to the trays that they carry their 
food on? What about the plastic cups that they may drink from?
  Do we just keep rolling with this and go all the way to the hand soap 
and toilet paper in the bathroom?
  I don't know where it stops. If there is not a national security 
justification to put this added cost and added mandate, we should not 
do it to our troops. Therefore, I must oppose the gentleman's amendment 
and other amendments that are not related to national security.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the remarks of the chairman.
  As far as it relates to national security, our schools and our 
hospitals all across America consider it a serious enough situation on 
their chinaware because of the lead content and other carcinogenic 
materials that they have mandated for the health of our children across 
America that they must have lead-free chinaware.
  But, unfortunately, what is happening for our military is that we 
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have that requirement. By putting lead-free American products in, we 
would be able to have control. You say our troops can get sick from 
tainted food. They can get sick as well from the plates that they eat 
from if it migrates out of the material into their food when you put 
hot contents on it or cook it in a microwave. Those things can happen 
with that.
  If the schools and the hospitals think it is enough of a concern that 
they make this mandate, quite frankly, I think we ought to consider the 
same thing for our troops so that they are not made sick.
  As far as the price and the quality, if that language in the Berry 
amendment deals with satisfactory quality and fair price is the 
standard, all we are doing is adding that to it.
  So I don't see that issue being valid on this, because if it is not 
good quality, even if it is American-made, you are going to be able at 
a very minimum to acquire it from someone else at the same time.
  Mr. Chairman, again, I urge my colleagues to stand with us on this 
issue of American-made products safe for our troops.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself the balance of my time 
simply to say: Mr. Chairman, before we add this additional burden on 
our troops and what we provide to them, there ought to be a scintilla 
of evidence that this is a problem with the military.
  Saying, well, somebody might get sick some day is not sufficient to 
say we are going to take more money away from your needs and put it 
into plates and mugs. We have got to have a sense of priority and a 
sense of evidence of where the real problems are.
  Mr. Chairman, therefore, I oppose the gentleman's amendment, and I 
yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from West Virginia (Mr. McKinley).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from West 
Virginia will be postponed.


                 Amendment No. 19 Offered by Ms. Tenney

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 19 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Ms. TENNEY. Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

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

     SEC. __. ADDITION OF DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED STAINLESS STEEL 
                   FLATWARE TO THE BERRY AMENDMENT.

       (a) In General.--Section 2533a(b) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Stainless steel flatware.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Section 2533a(b)(3) of title 10, 
     United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply 
     with respect to contracts entered into after the date that is 
     one year after the date of enactment of this Act.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentlewoman 
from New York (Ms. Tenney) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from New York.
  Ms. TENNEY. Mr. Chairman, once again, I stand on the floor of this 
great body to urge my colleagues to support American manufacturing and 
American workers.
  The first shovel was struck into the ground in Rome, New York, to 
build the Erie Canal, which started the Industrial Revolution in 
America on July 4, 1817. We were booming. Paul Revere started his 
company there. Remington Arms was founded just down the road in Ilion, 
New York, which supplied our military with firearms. These two iconic 
companies remain, but many more have left.
  Throughout our Nation and the region that I represent, factories that 
once boomed with activity and production are now shuttered and empty. 
Meanwhile, an entire segment of the population has been pushed out of 
the workforce.
  President Trump described the America we know in central New York in 
his first inaugural speech: Our manufacturing plants are now ``rusted 
out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape.''
  In the 22nd District, the Rust Belt of New York, and in many other 
regions across this Nation, economic activity has been on a consistent 
downturn. Well-paying manufacturing jobs have become increasingly hard 
to come by, leaving former industrial communities like ours empty as 
families and businesses flee in droves. In my home State of New York, 
we have lost 1 million residents since 2010 alone.
  Here in Washington and in State capitals across the country, special 
interests have been placed before the American worker. It is time to 
put our citizens and our workforce first.
  Mr. Chairman, the amendment that I have introduced will level the 
playing field for American companies, and it will show our American 
workforce that they have not been forgotten. And importantly, it will 
reduce our military's dependence on foreign goods.
  For 30 years, the Berry amendment included a domestic sourcing for 
stainless steel flatware. However, in 2006, the provision was removed 
when Oneida Limited, once in our region, the sole Berry-compliant 
manufacturer in the U.S., closed its U.S.-based factories and moved its 
operations to China, where almost all flatware is now manufactured.
  In a true American comeback story worthy of a Hollywood Cinderella 
story, two former Oneida Limited employees opened a new company, 
Sherrill Manufacturing.
  Greg Owens and Matt Roberts purchased Oneida's closed factory and old 
equipment. They refurbished the old equipment and opened Sherrill 
Manufacturing. They hired many former Oneida Limited employees and now 
have a workforce of nearly 80. The product line Sherrill employees 
create is appropriately known as Liberty Tabletop.
  This former factory ``tombstone'' on our landscape is now a symbol of 
American ingenuity, craftsmanship, hard work, and freedom.
  The story of rebirth has given hope to my district. Sherrill 
Manufacturing has a strong and proven record of selling high-quality 
products at market prices. Since 2008, Sherrill has been among the top 
providers of flatware to the Department of Defense and the General 
Services Administration, fulfilling more than $6.8 million in Federal 
contracts over the subsequent 8 years.
  While I understand that there may be some concerns that this domestic 
sourcing provision will increase costs, GSA has already found 
Sherrill's flatware to be offered at ``fair and reasonable'' prices, 
which is a major reason why the agency already purchases flatware from 
Sherrill.
  Most importantly, my amendment retains all existing waivers under the 
Berry amendment, unlike some other Berry amendments. In the case of 
negative changes to price or quality, the Department of Defense can use 
other sources of flatware, including in other countries. Under this 
amendment, it doesn't cost the Department of Defense anything to use 
Sherrill.
  Mr. Chairman, at this time, it is true that the only current Berry-
compliant flatware manufacturer is located in my district. It is 
Sherrill. However, that does not mean that others who support domestic 
manufacturing cannot begin production and comply with this amendment.
  Opening a door for American manufacturers can encourage entrepreneurs 
across the country to start an operation of their own. My amendment 
encourages the American, free market principles of competition and 
ingenuity. Again, this amendment does not cost the Department of 
Defense.
  Passing this amendment will prove to American entrepreneurs and 
visionaries that Congress' stated support for American jobs and 
American manufacturing is not merely just lip service. It shows 
Congress is committed to putting our Nation back on the path to 
prosperity.
  I would like to thank my colleagues who had cosponsored this 
bipartisan amendment: My fellow New Yorker, Representative  John Katko, 
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businesses in the neighboring New York district he represents that are 
a part of the Sherrill Manufacturing supply chain; Representatives 
Poliquin and Lipinski, both great supporters of domestic sourcing and 
Buy America; Representative Walter B. Jones, a dedicated member of the 
House Armed Services Committee; and Representative Tim Ryan, an 
outspoken advocate for American manufacturing.
  The Acting CHAIR. The time of the gentlewoman from New York has 
expired.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I claim the time in opposition to the 
amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman from Texas is recognized for 5 
minutes.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 30 seconds to the gentlewoman 
from New York (Ms. Tenney).
  Ms. TENNEY. Mr. Chairman, again, I want to emphasize that this 
amendment supports American manufacturing, helps a domestic supply 
chain that spans 40 congressional districts from New York to 
California, and decreases the Department of Defense's dependence on 
foreign producers and goods.

  Removing the variability and uncertainty that comes with foreign 
sourcing of necessary materials for our military is the smart thing to 
do, considering almost all our goods of this type are now made in 
China.
  Mr. Chairman, today we have the opportunity to give American 
manufacturing the boost it deserves, while adding a measure of 
certainty to DOD procurement, and I urge my colleagues to support this 
amendment.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself the balance of my time.
  Mr. Chairman, I again want to express my admiration for the 
gentlewoman from New York and her advocacy for workers and businesses 
in her district. But I must oppose the amendment.
  The fundamental question before the House is: Are we going to inflict 
higher costs on the Department of Defense with a mandate that requires 
where the Department buys its forks and spoons and knives and plates 
and mugs?
  That is the question.
  If any of these suppliers provide the best price, that is where DOD 
is going to go buy them. So these amendments, both the last one and 
this one, only become relevant if the costs are higher and we are 
making DOD buy the higher-priced items anyway.
  Now, as I mentioned, there may be some justification for that when 
there is a vital national security concern. But when it comes to forks 
and plates, I don't think that exists.
  So the only way these amendments matter is if it forces DOD to pay 
more. And when it forces DOD to pay more for plates and bowls and forks 
and knives, then you are taking money away from bullets and fuel and 
guns and ships and the things that help keep America safe.
  Mr. Chairman, creating domestic jobs is not the primary mission of 
the Department of Defense. Our focus, the Department's focus and our 
focus in this bill when it comes to this Congress, is to protect the 
Nation and to support the men and women who risk their lives for us. We 
have got to give them everything they need to do their job. We should 
not do anything that would divert from that.
  So I, again, with all admiration for the gentlewoman from New York 
and the gentleman from West Virginia, I just say, if we are going to 
tell DOD where they have to buy their forks and knives and plates, 
where does it end?
  I have a manufacturer, I am sure, in my district that would love to 
supply the Department of Defense with something or another.

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  We cannot go down this road. We must let the Department buy the best 
value. That is what I think all Members should support.
  Mr. Chair, I oppose the amendment, and I yield back the balance of my 
time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentlewoman from New York (Ms. Tenney).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Ms. TENNEY. Mr. Chair, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from New York 
will be postponed.
  The Chair understands that amendment No. 22 will not be offered.
  It is now in order to consider amendment No. 31 printed in House 
Report 115-702.
  It is now in order to consider amendment No. 32 printed in House 
Report 115-702.


                 Amendment No. 43 Offered by Mr. Engel

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 43 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chair, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title XII, insert the following 
     new subtitle:

                 Subtitle __--Matters Relating to Burma

     SEC. 12__1. LIMITATION ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND SECURITY 
                   COOPERATION.

       (a) Limitation on Military and Security Sector 
     Cooperation.--Except as provided in subsection (b) or 
     subsection (e), for the 8-year period beginning on the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the United States may not 
     provide security assistance or engage in security cooperation 
     with the military or security forces of Burma until the date 
     on which the Secretary of State certifies to the appropriate 
     congressional committees with respect to security assistance, 
     as such term is defined in section 502B(d) of the Foreign 
     Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2304(d)), or, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Defense, with respect to 
     security cooperation programs and activities of the 
     Department of Defense, as such term is defined in section 301 
     of title 10, United States Code, as applicable, that the 
     military and security forces of Burma have demonstrated 
     significant progress in abiding by international human rights 
     standards and are undertaking meaningful and significant 
     security sector reform, including reforms that enhance 
     transparency and accountability, to prevent future abuses, 
     such as--
       (1) the Burmese military and security forces adhere to 
     international humanitarian law, demonstrate significant 
     progress in abiding by international standards for human 
     rights, and pledge to stop future human rights abuses;
       (2) the Burmese military and security forces support 
     efforts to carry out meaningful and comprehensive 
     investigations of alleged abuses and are taking steps to hold 
     accountable those members of such military and security 
     forces responsible for human rights abuses;
       (3) the Government of Burma, including the military and 
     security forces, allow immediate and unfettered humanitarian 
     access to communities in areas affected by conflict, 
     including Rohingya communities in the State of Rakhine;
       (4) the Government of Burma, including the military and 
     security forces, cooperates with the United Nations High 
     Commissioner for Refugees and organizations affiliated with 
     the United Nations to ensure the protection of displaced 
     persons and the safe, voluntary, and dignified return of 
     refugees and internally displaced persons;
       (5) the Burmese military and security forces cease their 
     attacks against ethnic minority groups and constructively 
     participate in the conclusion of a credible, nationwide 
     ceasefire agreement, political accommodation, and 
     constitutional change, including the restoration of the 
     citizenship of the Rohingya;
       (6) the Government of Burma, including the military and 
     security forces, defines a transparent plan with a timeline 
     for professionalizing the military and security forces and 
     includes a process by which the military withdraws from 
     private-sector business enterprises and ceases involvement in 
     the illegal trade in natural resources and narcotics; or
       (7) the Government of Burma establishes effective civilian 
     control over the finances of its military and security 
     forces, including by ensuring that the military does not have 
     access to off-budget income and that military expenditures 
     are subject to adequate civilian oversight.
       (b) Exceptions.--
       (1) Certain existing authorities.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall retain the authority granted by section 1253 of the 
     Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (22 U.S.C. 2151 note) 
     and is authorized to provide the Government of Burma with 
     assistance necessary to make available the activities 
     described in subsection (a) of such section.
       (2) Hospitality.--The Secretary of State and the United 
     States Agency for International Development may provide 
     assistance authorized under part I of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) to provide hospitality 
     during research, dialogues, meetings, or other activities by 
     the parties attending the Union Peace Conference 21st Century 
     Panglong or related processes seeking inclusive, sustainable 
     reconciliation.

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       (c) Military Reform.--The certification required under 
     subsection (a) shall include a written justification in 
     unclassified form that may contain a classified annex 
     describing the Burmese military's efforts to implement 
     reforms, end impunity for human rights abuses, and increase 
     transparency and accountability.
       (d) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the 
     Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall submit 
     to the appropriate congressional committees a report, in 
     unclassified form with a classified annex, on the strategy 
     and plans for military-to-military engagement between the 
     United States Armed Forces and the military and security 
     forces of Burma.
       (2) Elements.--The report required under paragraph (1) 
     shall include the following elements:
       (A) A description and assessment of the Government of 
     Burma's strategy for security sector reform, including plans 
     to withdraw the military from owning or controlling private-
     sector business entities and end involvement in the illicit 
     trade in jade and other natural resources, reforms to end 
     corruption and illicit drug trafficking, and constitutional 
     reforms to ensure civilian control.
       (B) A list of ongoing military activities conducted by the 
     United States Government with the Government of Burma, and a 
     description of the United States strategy for future 
     military-military engagements between the United States and 
     Burma's military and security forces, including the military 
     of Burma, the Burma Police Force, and armed ethnic groups.
       (C) An assessment of the progress of the military and 
     security forces of Burma towards developing a framework to 
     implement human right reforms, including--
       (i) cooperation with civilian authorities to investigate 
     and prosecute cases of serious, credible, or gross human 
     rights abuses;
       (ii) steps taken to demonstrate respect for and 
     implementation of the laws of war; and
       (iii) a description of the elements of the military-to-
     military engagement between the United States and Burma that 
     promote such implementation.
       (D) An assessment of progress on the peaceful settlement of 
     armed conflicts between the Government of Burma and ethnic 
     minority groups, including actions taken by the military of 
     Burma to adhere to cease-fire agreements, allow for safe and 
     voluntary returns of displaced persons to their homes, and 
     withdraw forces from conflict zones.
       (E) An assessment of the Burmese's military recruitment and 
     use of children as soldiers.
       (F) An assessment of the Burmese's military's use of 
     violence against women, sexual violence, or other gender-
     based violence as a tool of terror, war, or ethnic cleansing.
       (e) Waiver.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of State, with respect to 
     security assistance, and the Secretary of Defense in 
     consultation with the Secretary of State, with respect to 
     security cooperation programs and activities of the 
     Department of Defense, may waive on a case-by-case basis the 
     application of the limitation under subsection (a) if the 
     Secretary submits to the appropriate congressional 
     committees, not later than 30 days before such waiver enters 
     into effect--
       (A) a list of the activities and participants to which such 
     waiver would apply;
       (B) a certification, including a justification, that the 
     waiver is in the national interest of the United States; and
       (C) a certification that none of the participants listed 
     pursuant to subparagraph (A) have committed any of the acts 
     described in section 12_2(a)(1)(A) or 12_2(a)(1)(B) or 
     committed any other gross violation of human rights, as such 
     term is defined for purposes of section 362 of title 10, 
     United States Code.

     SEC. 12__2. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN 
                   FOREIGN PERSONS.

       (a) In General.--For the 8-year period beginning on the 
     date that is 270 days after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act, the President shall impose the sanctions described in 
     subsection (b) with respect to each foreign person that the 
     President determines--
       (1) is a current or former senior official of the military 
     or security forces of Burma who knowingly--
       (A) perpetrated or is responsible for ordering or otherwise 
     directing serious human rights abuses in Burma; or
       (B) has taken significant steps to impede investigations or 
     prosecutions of serious human rights abuses allegedly 
     committed by one or more subordinates of such official, 
     including against the Rohingya community in the state of 
     Rakhine;
       (2) is an entity owned or controlled by any person 
     described in paragraph (1);
       (3) has knowingly provided or received significant 
     financial, material, or technological support to or from a 
     foreign person, including the immediate family members of 
     such person, described in paragraph (1) for any of the acts 
     described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of such paragraph.
       (b) Sanctions.--The sanctions described in this section are 
     the following:
       (1) Asset blocking.--Notwithstanding the requirements of 
     section 202 of the International Emergency Economic Powers 
     Act (50 U.S.C. 1701), the exercise of all powers granted to 
     the President by such Act to the extent necessary to block 
     and prohibit all transactions in all property and interests 
     in property of a person the President determines meets one or 
     more of the criteria described in subsection (a) if such 
     property and interests in property are in the United States, 
     come within the United States, or are or come within the 
     possession or control of a United States person.
       (2) Aliens ineligible for visas, admission, or parole.--
       (A) Visas, admission, or parole.--An alien who the 
     Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or 
     a designee of one of such Secretaries) knows, or has reason 
     to believe, meets any of the criteria described in subsection 
     (a) is--
       (i) inadmissible to the United States;
       (ii) ineligible to receive a visa or other documentation to 
     enter the United States; and
       (iii) otherwise ineligible to be admitted or paroled into 
     the United States or to receive any other benefit under the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).
       (B) Current visas revoked.--
       (i) In general.--The issuing consular officer, the 
     Secretary of State, or the Secretary of Homeland Security (or 
     a designee of one of such Secretaries) shall revoke any visa 
     or other entry documentation issued to an alien who meets any 
     of the criteria described in subsection (a) regardless of 
     when issued.
       (ii) Effect of revocation.--A revocation under clause (i)--

       (I) shall take effect immediately; and
       (II) shall automatically cancel any other valid visa or 
     entry documentation that is in the alien's possession.

       (3) Exception to comply with united nations headquarters 
     agreement.--Sanctions under paragraph (2) shall not apply to 
     an alien if admitting the alien into the United States is 
     necessary to permit the United States to comply with the 
     Agreement regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations, 
     signed at Lake Success June 26, 1947, and entered into force 
     November 21, 1947, between the United Nations and the United 
     States, or other applicable international obligations.
       (4) Exception with respect to the importation of goods.--
     The authorities and requirements to impose sanctions under 
     this section shall not include any authority or requirement 
     to impose sanctions with respect to the importation of goods, 
     as such term is defined in section 16 of the Export 
     Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 4618) (as continued in 
     effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
     Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.))).
       (c) Penalties.--Any person that violates, attempts to 
     violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation of this 
     section or any regulation, license, or order issued to carry 
     out subsection (b) shall be subject to the penalties set 
     forth in subsections (b) and (c) of section 206 of the 
     International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1705) 
     to the same extent as a person that commits an unlawful act 
     described in subsection (a) of that section.
       (d) Implementation.--The President may exercise the 
     authorities provided under section 203 and 205 of the 
     International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702 
     and 1704) to carry out this section.
       (e) Waiver.--
       (1) In general.--The President may annually waive the 
     application of sanctions required by subsection (a) with 
     respect to a person if the President--
       (A) determines that such waiver is in the national interest 
     of the United States; and
       (B) not later than the date on which such waiver will take 
     effect, submits to the congressional committees listed in 
     paragraph (2) a notice of and justification for such waiver.
       (2) Congressional committees listed.--The congressional 
     committees listed in this paragraph are the following:
       (A) The Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Committee on Financial Services of 
     the House of Representatives.
       (B) The Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on 
     Appropriations, and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs of the Senate.
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Admitted; alien.--The terms ``admitted'' and ``alien'' 
     have the meanings given those terms in section 101 of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1001).
       (2) Foreign person.--The term ``foreign person'' means a 
     person that is not a United States person.
       (3) Knowingly.--The term ``knowingly'' means, with respect 
     to conduct, a circumstance, or a result, means that a person 
     has actual knowledge, or should have known, of the conduct, 
     the circumstance, or the result.
       (4) United states person.--The term ``United States 
     person'' means--
       (A) a United States citizen, an alien lawfully admitted for 
     permanent residence to the United States, or any other 
     individual subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; 
     or
       (B) an entity organized under the laws of the United States 
     or of any jurisdiction within the United States, including a 
     foreign branch of such entity.

     SEC. 12__3. RESPONSIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE MINING 
                   SECTOR.

       (a) List of Participating Entities.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and not less than annually 
     thereafter until the date described in subsection (e), the 
     Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees a list of the

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     entities described in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of 
     paragraph (2) that--
       (A) participate in Burma's mining sector;
       (B) meet the criterion described in subsection (b)(1); and
       (C) meet or have made significant progress towards meeting 
     the criteria in subsections (b)(2) through (b)(5).
       (2) Entities described.--The entities described in this 
     paragraph are the following:
       (A) Entities that produce or process precious and 
     semiprecious gemstones.
       (B) Entities that sell or export precious and semiprecious 
     gemstones from Burma or articles of jewelry containing such 
     gemstones.
       (b) Criteria Described.--The criteria described in this 
     subsection are the following with respect to an entity:
       (1) The entity publicly discloses beneficial ownership, as 
     such term is defined for purposes of the Myanmar Extractive 
     Industry Transparency Initiative (Myanmar EITI), and the 
     entity is not owned or controlled, either directly or 
     indirectly, by the Burmese military or security forces, any 
     current or former senior Burmese military officer, or any 
     person sanctioned by the United States pursuant to any 
     relevant sanctions authority.
       (2) The entity publicly discloses any politically exposed 
     persons, as defined by the Myanmar EITI, who are beneficial 
     owners, as defined under the Myanmar EITI.
       (3) The entity publicly discloses valid authorization, 
     license, or permit to produce, process, sell, or export 
     minerals or gemstones, as applicable.
       (4) The entity publicly discloses payments to the 
     Government of Burma, including tax and non-tax, license, or 
     royalty payments, and other payments or contract terms as may 
     be required under Myanmar Extractive Industry Transparency 
     Initiative standards.
       (5) The entity undertakes robust due diligence, in line 
     with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply 
     Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk 
     Areas, including public reporting.
       (c) Publication of List.--The Secretary of State shall 
     publish the list under subsection (a) and shall periodically 
     update such list as appropriate.
       (d) Guidance.--The Secretary of State shall issue guidance 
     to relevant companies regarding supply-chain due diligence 
     best practices applicable to importation of gemstones or 
     minerals that may be of Burmese origin or articles of jewelry 
     containing such gemstones to mitigate the potential risks 
     associated with the importation of such items.
       (e) Termination.--The requirement under subsection (a) 
     shall terminate on the date on which the President certifies 
     to the appropriate congressional committees that the 
     Government of Burma has taken substantial measures to reform 
     the mining sector in Burma, including the following:
       (1) Requiring the mandatory disclosure of payments, permit 
     and license allocations, project revenues, relevant contract 
     terms, and beneficial ownership, including identifying any 
     politically exposed persons who are beneficial owners, 
     consistent with the approach agreed under the Myanmar EITI 
     and with due regard for civil society participation.
       (2) Separating the commercial, regulatory, and revenue 
     collection responsibilities within the Myanmar Gems 
     Enterprise and other key state-owned enterprises to remove 
     existing conflicts of interest.
       (3) Monitoring and undertaking enforcement actions, as 
     warranted, to ensure that entities fully adhere to 
     environmental and social impact assessment and management 
     standards in accordance with international responsible mining 
     practices, the country's environmental conservation law and 
     other applicable laws and regulations, and that they uphold 
     occupational health and safety standards and codes of conduct 
     that are aligned with the core labor standards of the 
     International Labour Organisation and domestic law.
       (4) Actively seeking a comprehensive peace agreement that 
     addresses the transparent and fair distribution of benefits 
     from natural resources, including local benefit-sharing, 
     taking into consideration proposals on fiscal federalism for 
     new governance arrangements in resource-rich regions.
       (5) Implementing on a timely basis policy reforms aligned 
     with the recommendations of the multi-stakeholder Jade and 
     Gemstone Support Committee and reporting regularly on such 
     reforms.
       (6) Reforming the process for valuation of gemstones at the 
     mine-site, including developing an independent valuation 
     system to prevent undervaluation and tax evasion.
       (7) Requiring companies bidding for jade and ruby permits 
     to be independently audited upon the request of Myanmar Gems 
     Enterprise or the Minister of Natural Resources and 
     Environmental Conservation, and making the results of all 
     such audits public.
       (8) Establishing a credible and transparent permitting 
     process that closely scrutinizes applicants, including based 
     on past performance, and prevents unscrupulous entities from 
     gaining authorized access to concessions or the right to 
     trade in minerals or gemstones.
       (9) Establishing effective oversight of state-owned 
     enterprises operating in such sector, including through 
     parliamentary oversight or requirements for independent 
     financial auditing.

     SEC. 12__4. DETERMINATION AND REPORT ON ACCOUNTABILITY FOR 
                   ETHNIC CLEANSING, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND 
                   GENOCIDE IN BURMA.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall 
     submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report 
     that--
       (1) describes--
       (A) allegations of ethnic cleansing, crimes against 
     humanity, and genocide in Burma; and
       (B) potential transitional justice mechanisms in Burma; and
       (2) includes a determination whether the events that took 
     place in the state of Rakhine in Burma, starting on August 
     25, 2017, constitute ethnic cleansing, crimes against 
     humanity, or genocide.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include--
       (1) a description of--
       (A) incidents that may constitute ethnic cleansing, crimes 
     against humanity, or genocide committed by the Burmese 
     military against the Rohingya minority and the identities of 
     any other actors involved in such incidents;
       (B) the role of the civilian government in the commission 
     of such incidents;
       (C) incidents that may constitute ethnic cleansing, crimes 
     against humanity, or genocide committed by violent extremist 
     groups or anti-government forces;
       (D) incidents that may violate the principle of medical 
     neutrality and, to the extent possible, the identities of any 
     individuals who engaged in or organized such incidents; and
       (E) to the extent possible, a description of the 
     conventional and unconventional weapons used for such crimes 
     and the sources of such weapons;
       (2) a description and assessment by the Department of 
     State, the United States Agency for International 
     Development, the Department of Justice, and other appropriate 
     Federal departments and agencies of programs that the United 
     States has already undertaken or is planning to undertake to 
     ensure accountability for ethnic cleansing, crimes against 
     humanity, and genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya by 
     the military and security forces of Burma, the state 
     government of Rakhine, Buddhist militias, and all other armed 
     groups fighting in Rakhine, including programs to--
       (A) train civilian investigators within and outside of 
     Burma and Bangladesh on how to document, investigate, develop 
     findings of, and identify and locate alleged perpetrators of 
     ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, or genocide in 
     Burma;
       (B) promote and prepare for a transitional justice process 
     or processes for the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing, crimes 
     against humanity, and genocide occurring in the State of 
     Rakhine in 2017; and
       (C) document, collect, preserve, and protect evidence of 
     ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and genocide in 
     Burma, including by providing support for Burmese, 
     Bangladeshi, foreign, and international nongovernmental 
     organizations, the United Nations Human Rights Council's 
     investigative team, and other entities engaged in such 
     investigative activities; and
       (3) a detailed study of the feasibility and desirability of 
     potential transitional justice mechanisms for Burma, 
     including a hybrid tribunal, to address ethnic cleansing, 
     crimes against humanity, and genocide perpetrated in Burma, 
     including recommendations on which transitional justice 
     mechanisms the United States should support, why such 
     mechanisms should be supported, and what type of support 
     should be offered.
       (c) Protection of Witnesses and Evidence.--The Secretary of 
     State shall take due care to ensure that the identification 
     of witnesses and physical evidence are not publicly disclosed 
     in a manner that might place such persons at risk of harm or 
     encourage the destruction of evidence by the Government of 
     Burma.
       (d) Authorization to Provide Technical Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of State is authorized to 
     provide assistance to support appropriate entities that are 
     undertaking the efforts described in paragraph (2) with 
     respect to ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and 
     genocide perpetrated by the military and security forces of 
     Burma, the state government of Rakhine, Buddhist militias, 
     and all other armed groups fighting in Rakhine State.
       (2) Efforts against human rights abuses.--The efforts 
     described in this paragraph are the following:
       (A) Identifying suspected perpetrators of ethnic cleansing, 
     crimes against humanity, and genocide.
       (B) Collecting, documenting, and protecting evidence of 
     such crimes and preserve the chain of custody for such 
     evidence.
       (C) Conducting criminal investigations.
       (D) Supporting investigations conducted by other countries, 
     as appropriate.
       (3) Additional support.--The Secretary of State, taking 
     into account any relevant findings in the report required by 
     subsection (a), is authorized to support the creation and 
     operation of transitional justice mechanisms, including a 
     potential hybrid tribunal, to prosecute individuals suspected 
     of committing ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, or 
     genocide in Burma.

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     SEC. 12__5. APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.

       In this subtitle, the term ``appropriate congressional 
     committees'' means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from New York (Mr. Engel) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New York.
  Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chair, let me say that, since August of 2017, the 
Burmese military has inflicted horrific violence against the Rohingya 
in Burma's Rakhine State and is, today, using the same tactics against 
the Kachin. The result: 700,000 refugees. I didn't get that wrong. It 
is 700,000 refugees pushed into Bangladesh. Eighty percent are women 
and children, many of whom are now victims of horrific gender-based 
violence. It is the sort of treatment ethnic minorities have endured 
there for decades.
  This a manmade crisis--ethnic cleansing, perhaps genocide--and to 
date there has been no accountability. This measure would change that. 
It would limit U.S. military-to-military assistance with the Burmese 
military until we see progress on human rights and accountability.
  It would authorize tough financial sanctions and visa bans against 
military and security forces involved in human rights abuses, promote 
transparency, and push reform in the Burmese gem sector, a target of 
corrupt military influence; and it requires the Secretary of State to 
determine what, in addition to ethnic cleansing, might have occurred.
  This body has long stood on the side of freedom, democracy, and human 
rights in Burma. I urge all Members to join me today in doing the same 
thing by supporting this measure.
  Mr. Chair, I urge all Members to support this, and I yield back the 
balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from New York (Mr. Engel).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Chair, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York 
will be postponed.


                 Amendment No. 50 Offered by Mr. Polis

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 50 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Chair, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XXXI, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 31__. BUDGET REDUCTION FOR WEAPONS ACTIVITIES.

       Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the funding tables 
     in division D, the amount authorized to be appropriated by 
     section 3101 for the National Nuclear Security 
     Administration, as specified in the corresponding funding 
     table in section 4701, for weapons activities is hereby 
     reduced by $198,000,000. The amount of such reduction shall 
     not be available for any purpose other than deficit 
     reduction.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Colorado (Mr. Polis) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Colorado.
  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Chair, my amendment, which I am proud to sponsor with 
Representative Blumenauer, makes a small, sensible reduction to 
unnecessary nuclear weapons spending.
  The National Defense Authorization that we have before us this week 
authorizes hundreds of millions of dollars for our nuclear weapons 
program, even $65 million to reduce an additional low-yield warhead. 
While the threats that we face around the world are different than what 
they were a few years ago, we cannot afford to sacrifice the fiscal 
security of our Nation in the name of national security.
  Spending more than we have and more than we need to on the military 
makes us less secure, rather than more secure, by mortgaging our future 
and that of future generations to those foreign nations which hold our 
debt.
  My amendment would simply make a small start by reducing the funding 
for the National Security Administration's weapons account by $198 
million, the exact amount that the agency itself says that it doesn't 
need.
  Let me be clear: This amendment will maintain all of our nuclear 
capabilities and research; but for a body that should be making the 
hard choices to get our budget under control, why should we be giving 
the National Security Administration more money than they want, need, 
or are asking for?
  We need to start getting our budget under control. This is a small 
step. I offered other amendments that were blocked. This one is 
allowed. I hope that my Republican and Democratic colleagues can come 
together to show that we are serious about cutting unnecessary spending 
and reducing our deficit.
  Mr. Chair, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I claim time in opposition to this 
amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  I strongly oppose this amendment. This amendment is not about 
stewardship of taxpayers' dollars, good government, or setting 
priorities. Instead, this amendment is part of a broader, antinuclear 
agenda that we see year in and year out.
  Let's be clear about what this amendment does. It cuts $145 million 
in desperately needed funding for recapitalizing nuclear weapons 
production buildings dating back to the 1940s and the 1950s.
  Here is a quote from General Klotz, President Obama's NNSA 
Administrator, before my subcommittee a few years ago:

       Our infrastructure is extensive, complex, and, in many 
     critical areas, several decades old. More than half of the 
     NNSA's approximately 6,000 real property assets are over 40 
     years old, and nearly 30 percent date back to the Manhattan 
     Project era.
       Many of the enterprise's critical utility, safety, and 
     support systems are failing at an increasing and 
     unpredictable rate, which poses both programmatic and safety 
     risk.

  That was in 2016. Folks, let me assure you, this problem has not 
gotten any better since then. I know that it has only gotten worse 
because I have visited all NNSA sites and have seen these deplorable 
conditions firsthand.
  We are asking the Nation's highly skilled scientists, engineers, and 
technicians to design and build our nuclear weapons in buildings that 
are literally falling down around them. We have had large chunks of 
concrete fall from ceilings into operating workspaces. We have even had 
tape and plastic sheathing around 40-year-old pots carrying radioactive 
liquids. I have personally seen tarps hung over sensitive diagnostic 
equipment to prevent leaking roofs from destroying equipment worth tens 
of millions of dollars.
  NNSA has a $3.7 billion backlog in deferred maintenance and repair 
needs. The funding that this amendment would strip away is sorely 
needed to help dig out of this hole. It is unfortunate that the 
gentleman does not at least recognize that this amendment would do harm 
to the safety of our workers.
  I urge my colleagues to recognize this amendment for what it is and 
reject this broader agenda to undercut the U.S. nuclear deterrent.
  Mr. Chair, I urge a ``no'' vote, and I reserve the balance of my 
time.
  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Chair, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Our nuclear arsenal is capable of ending human life on the planet 
five to seven times. I don't understand the need for redundancy when it 
comes to the extinction of humanity. Once should be more than enough to 
kill every man, woman, and child on the face of the planet. My 
amendment doesn't address all of that, but it does make a cut of $198 
million in unnecessary spending for nuclear weapons.
  Mr. Chair, I urge my colleagues to vote ``yes'' on my amendment, and 
I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman 
from Tennessee (Mr. DesJarlais), my friend and colleague and a member 
of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.

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  Mr. DesJARLAIS. Mr. Chair, I join the gentleman in expressing my 
opposition to this amendment. The NNSA's mission is, arguably, one of 
the most critical national security roles across the U.S. Government.
  As my colleague from Alabama pointed out, after years of insufficient 
funding, our Nuclear Security Enterprise is now facing a myriad of 
infrastructure problems and potential failures. To quote Los Alamos lab 
director Dr. Charlie McMillan: ``One of the things that keeps me up at 
night is the realization that essential capabilities are held at risk 
by the possibility of such failures.''
  The amendment offered by the gentleman from Colorado would only 
exacerbate these problems. Most of the cuts made by this amendment 
would come from high-priority deferred maintenance and infrastructure 
repairs. With a $3.7 billion infrastructure and maintenance backlog, 
these cuts are unacceptable and pose a serious threat not only to the 
NNSA mission, but to the occupational well-being of its employees as 
well.

  Under the leadership of Chairman Thornberry and Chairman Rogers, the 
committee has worked hard over the past 2 years to mitigate these 
infrastructure issues and prevent the occurrence of a single-point 
failure within the Nuclear Security Enterprise. It is critical that we 
continue to push forward with these efforts and resolve these 
outstanding issues. As such, I strongly urge my colleagues to oppose 
this amendment.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I yield 30 seconds to the gentleman 
from Texas (Mr. Thornberry), the full committee chairman, for any 
comments he may have.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, the men and women of NNSA are like the 
military: they are going to get the job done under whatever conditions 
are required. But this amendment affects their work environment, their 
health and safety, and whether we can attract and retain top-quality 
people. It is the people who would suffer under this; it is not the 
mission. I understand people are antinuclear, but it is the people who 
would suffer.
  As both gentlemen have said, we have a tremendous backlog. This just 
helps us catch up a little bit.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chair, I urge a ``no'' vote, and I yield 
back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Polis).
  The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the noes 
appeared to have it.
  Mr. POLIS. Mr. Chair, I demand a recorded vote.
  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further 
proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Colorado 
will be postponed.


               Amendment No. 55 Offered by Mr. Gallagher

  The Acting CHAIR. It is now in order to consider amendment No. 55 
printed in House Report 115-702.
  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Chair, I have an amendment at the desk.
  The Acting CHAIR. The Clerk will designate the amendment.
  The text of the amendment is as follows:

       Subparagraph (A) of section 1252(c)(2) is amended by adding 
     at the end the following:
       (vii) The abuse of employment and student visa programs to 
     enter the United States in order to conduct political, 
     academic, or social influence efforts, or for the purposes of 
     establishing Chinese Communist Party cells or other entities 
     under the control or coordination of the Chinese Communist 
     Party.
       (viii) The Chinese Communist Party's coercion or 
     intimidation of Chinese nationals studying or working in the 
     United States or outside China.

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to House Resolution 908, the gentleman 
from Wisconsin (Mr. Gallagher) and a Member opposed each will control 5 
minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Wisconsin.
  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Chairman, as a free and open society, the United States has 
always drawn in those from around the world seeking to study here, to 
live here, individuals seeking to observe and participate in our way of 
life. Indeed, we benefit from these visitors when they take on our 
values and go home with them.
  However, when an individual comes to study and work in the United 
States, we must take care both that they are here for their stated 
purpose and that they are allowed to fulfill their legitimate goal 
without disruption.
  As one FBI study has found, foreign intelligence services have been 
taking advantage of higher education institutions and personnel for 
many years. This problem is particularly acute with China. That is why 
administrations on both sides of the aisle have considered measures to 
protect academic research from foreign exploitation.
  In recent years, we have seen a number of cases damaging the national 
security:
  In 2008, a Tennessee professor was convicted of exporting defense 
articles without a license after using Chinese students to conduct Air 
Force research that they exported to China;
  In 2009, a researcher at Duke University sent data back to China, 
which led to the creation of a multibillion-dollar Chinese company;
  And in 2015, Chinese professors were among six defendants charged by 
the Department of Justice with theft of trade secrets on behalf of 
Chinese companies and academic institutions.
  As the United States addresses China's increasingly aggressive rise, 
it is critical that we consider how to effectively address these issues 
as a free society. That is why my amendment requires that a whole-of-
government strategy on China mandated by the NDAA incorporate two key 
elements: exploitation of visa programs to enter the United States by 
the Chinese Communist Party and the party's intimidation and coercion 
of Chinese nationals in the United States.
  This is not a blanket ban or requirement of any sort to limit the 
number of Chinese students studying in the U.S.; rather, it is merely 
adding an important element to the existing strategy required under the 
NDAA to address a whole-of-government challenge comprehensively.
  Mr. Chair, I urge my colleagues to support this amendment, and I 
reserve the balance of my time.

                              {time}  1545

  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Chair, I claim time in opposition to 
the amendment.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman is recognized for 5 minutes.
  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Chair, I rise in opposition, and I want 
to commend my friend from Wisconsin for correctly identifying one of 
the strategic challenges that China poses, but I am concerned this 
effort to amend section 1252 will make flawed language even worse.
  The bill currently requires the President to provide a report to 
Congress that outlines a strategy to respond to competitive and, at 
times, malicious actions by China. In fact, my friend from Wisconsin 
has outlined several instances where we have been successful in 
ferreting out these actions all without his amendment being law.
  So let me be clear, though, on the strategy. The strategy cannot and 
should not always be only responding to China. The U.S. needs to 
develop a proactive, assertive agenda to contrast with and to compete 
with China. Rather than setting up actions that could restrict student 
visa programs or suggesting that Chinese visitors are in the U.S. to do 
the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party, Congress should be taking a 
proactive approach consistent with our national security interests and, 
importantly, our values.
  Now, I don't want to dwell too much on what is called the Confucius 
Institute in that issue, except to say that part of our response to 
something like the Confucius Institute ought to be U.S. programs to 
support Chinese language and culture programs for students in this 
country, instead of outsourcing it. There is an example where we can go 
on offense, instead of always responding or reacting to actions by 
China. Schools that wish to have Chinese language instruction should 
not have to rely on China for funding, as an example.
  So I am deeply concerned the language in the underlying bill takes a 
reflexive and a narrow-minded view of the real challenge posed by 
China. Closing off our country is the wrong approach.

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  To use a football metaphor, closing off our Nation to foreign 
investment and to students is thinking like a defensive coordinator and 
not a particularly creative one. Instead, we need to think like a head 
coach, developing new offensive and defensive strategies, a new 
playbook revamping the old one.
  So let me clarify. Going on offense is not just a reaction to China. 
It represents a strategy to keep the U.S. engaged in the global 
community. We should focus on multiple aspects of public policy: 
education, foreign trade, investment, immigration, military 
capabilities, innovation, and, of course, our bilateral relationship 
with China. A smarter strategic plan would demonstrate to the world and 
to the Chinese people the superiority of the U.S. model: democracy, 
free and open elections, diversity, open markets, and a free press. We 
should be exposing Chinese students to these values, making sure they 
understand that they have a different choice.
  This is what Congress should be working on, not adding new provisions 
to an already flawed report. I urge my colleagues to oppose the 
Gallagher amendment.
  Mr. Chair, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
Missouri (Mrs. Hartzler).
  Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of this 
amendment. I thank the gentleman from Wisconsin for bringing this 
important issue into the forefront.
  We need to face the reality that China is actively pursuing a whole-
of-nation approach to gain global influence. This includes targeting 
U.S. universities by exploiting our student visa program in order to 
gain access and steal sensitive, proprietary, and classified 
information.
  According to DOD, in 2014, almost a quarter of foreign efforts to 
steal sensitive information happened through academic institutions. 
What is even more alarming is that, under Chinese law, citizens are 
required to provide data, information, and technological support or 
assistance to the Chinese Government upon request. This means that 
China can intimidate and coerce its citizens to provide information.
  The amendment offered today will ensure that this form of espionage 
is thoroughly considered as we develop our whole-of-government China 
strategy. I do support what the gentleman said that we need to go on 
the offensive as well, but that doesn't mean we give up the defense, 
and we need to be smart in that strategy as well. I urge my colleagues 
to vote ``yes.''
  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Chair, may I ask how much time both 
parties have left.
  The Acting CHAIR. The gentleman from Washington has 2 minutes 
remaining. The gentleman from Wisconsin has 2 minutes remaining.
  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Chair, I yield 2 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from California (Ms. Judy Chu).
  Ms. JUDY CHU of California. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition 
to Mr. Gallagher's amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.
  This harmful amendment would add language to the NDAA that 
specifically targets Chinese foreign nationals who receive U.S. 
employment or student visas for extra scrutiny by our Federal 
Government. If this amendment were to confine itself to the serious 
issue of safeguarding American interests against foreign political 
influence, industrial acquisitions, and regional global capabilities, 
it might be supportable. But this amendment specifically targets an 
ethnic population in this country by singling out the Chinese who 
participate in student visa programs and who are receiving employment 
visas.
  While there is no doubt that we must take national security threats 
from foreign countries seriously, including Russia, this amendment 
assumes that there is widespread abuse of our visa program from China 
alone and attempts to paint all Chinese students, scholars, and 
employees, en masse, as potential spies for China.
  This underlying bill already includes elements to address interstate 
strategic competition and does so without creating a precedent for 
singling out individuals because of their country of origin. We have 
seen how our government's policies and actions towards foreign 
nationals have the ability to impact Americans of certain ethnic 
backgrounds.

  We need to look no further than the examples of Sherry Chen and Dr. 
Xioaxing Xi, two Chinese-American scientists who were wrongfully 
accused of being spies for China, only to have their charges dropped 
with no explanation. In fact, just this month, Sherry Chen was 
exonerated by a judge who said that her case was a case of gross 
miscarriage of justice.
  It is reckless to categorize an entire country of people as a threat 
to our national security, and I reject these overly broad and dangerous 
attempts to build a case that all Chinese students and employees should 
be viewed with more suspicion in this country than others.
  Mr. LARSEN of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of 
my time.
  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Chairman, I yield 1\1/2\ minutes to the gentleman 
from South Carolina (Mr. Wilson).
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Chairman, I thank Congressman  Mike 
Gallagher for his military service and now service in Congress.
  I am grateful to speak in support of Congressman  Mike Gallagher's 
amendment that would require the executive branch to create a strategy 
to address the abuse of visa programs used to enter the United States 
to conduct political activity and establish groups in support of the 
Chinese Communist Party.
  Organizations like the Confucius Institute and the Thousand Talents 
program are clear examples as to why Congressman Gallagher makes 
perfect sense, and it is critical to our national security. Confucius 
Institutes are currently active in 103 college campuses, despite Li 
Changchun, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing 
Committee, calling the institutes ``an important part of China's 
overseas propaganda setup.''
  Additionally, FBI Director Christopher Wray described the Confucius 
Institutes operating in the United States as exploiting the very open 
research and development environment we have, which we all revere, but 
they are taking advantage of it.
  Unfortunately, my amendment, cosponsored by Congressman Gallagher and 
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, dealing with organizations like the 
Confucius Institutes was not ruled in order. It is critical that the 
whole-of-government China strategy include vulnerabilities within our 
academic community, and for this reason, I urge everyone to support 
Congressman Gallagher's amendment.
  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Chairman, with the few seconds that I have left, I 
would just say, to extend the football metaphor, perhaps to the point 
of absurdity, our defense doesn't even get on the field. We keep 
drawing pick six after pick six; therefore, allowing intellectual 
property theft, which is the greatest transfer of wealth in human 
history, by the Chinese, which is what the Blair-Huntsman Commission 
laid out.
  So I look forward to working with my colleague on a more 
comprehensive approach, but in the meantime, I hope he will work with 
me on this.
  Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the 
gentleman from Wisconsin (Mr. Gallagher).
  The amendment was agreed to.


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings 
will now resume on those amendments printed in House Report 115-702 on 
which further proceedings were postponed, in the following order:
  Amendment No. 8 by Mr. Amodei of Nevada.
  Amendment No. 10 by Mr. McGovern of Massachusetts.
  Amendment No. 13 by Mr. McKinley of West Virginia.
  Amendment No. 19 by Ms. Tenney of New York.
  Amendment No. 43 by Mr. Engel of New York.
  Amendment No. 50 by Mr. Polis of Colorado.
  The Chair will reduce to 2 minutes the time for any electronic vote 
after the first vote in this series.


                 Amendment No. 8 Offered by Mr. Amodei

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Nevada 
(Mr. Amodei)

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on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes 
prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 229, 
noes 183, not voting 15, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 223]

                               AYES--229

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Allen
     Amash
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barton
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (MI)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Bost
     Brady (TX)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Coffman
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Cook
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Cramer
     Crawford
     Culberson
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis, Rodney
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes (KS)
     Faso
     Ferguson
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Frelinghuysen
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Handel
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Hill
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurd
     Issa
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Katko
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kihuen
     King (IA)
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latta
     Lesko
     Lewis (MN)
     LoBiondo
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     MacArthur
     Marchant
     Marino
     Marshall
     Massie
     Mast
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McSally
     Meadows
     Messer
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Mullin
     Newhouse
     Noem
     Norman
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Palmer
     Paulsen
     Perry
     Pittenger
     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Posey
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
     Royce (CA)
     Russell
     Rutherford
     Sanford
     Scalise
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smucker
     Stefanik
     Stewart
     Taylor
     Tenney
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tipton
     Titus
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IA)

                               NOES--183

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Cooper
     Correa
     Courtney
     Crist
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Fitzpatrick
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Hastings
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Himes
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee
     Levin
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Lynch
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Moulton
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Polis
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Speier
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--15

     Beyer
     Brown (MD)
     Black
     Castor (FL)
     Delaney
     Donovan
     Higgins (LA)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Zeldi

                              {time}  1622

  Mr. PASCRELL and Ms. LOFGREN changed their vote from ``aye'' to 
``no.''
  Ms. CHENEY, Messrs. ROSKAM, COMER, WESTERMAN, and DUNCAN of South 
Carolina changed their vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.


                Amendment No. 10 Offered by Mr. McGovern

  The Acting CHAIR (Mr. Hultgren). The unfinished business is the 
demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman 
from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern) on which further proceedings were 
postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 408, 
noes 1, not voting 18, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 224]

                               AYES--408

     Abraham
     Adams
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Amash
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barragan
     Barton
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (MI)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Bost
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brady (TX)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crawford
     Crist
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DeSaulnier
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Emmer
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Estes (KS)
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Faso
     Ferguson
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gosar
     Gottheimer
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Handel
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings
     Heck
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill
     Himes
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurd
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kihuen
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     King (IA)
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamb
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latta
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee
     Lesko
     Levin
     Lewis (MN)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Lynch
     MacArthur
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Marino
     Marshall

[[Page H4670]]


     Massie
     Mast
     Matsui
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     McSally
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Meng
     Messer
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Moore
     Moulton
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Newhouse
     Noem
     Nolan
     Norcross
     Norman
     Nunes
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Palmer
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pittenger
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Polis
     Posey
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce (CA)
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Russell
     Rutherford
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Smucker
     Soto
     Speier
     Stefanik
     Stewart
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Taylor
     Tenney
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IA)

                                NOES--1

     Dunn
       
       

                             NOT VOTING--18

     Beyer
     Black
     Brown (MD)
     Castor (FL)
     Coffman
     Delaney
     Donovan
     Goodlatte
     Higgins (LA)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Mitchell
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Zeldin


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1627

  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Mr. COFFMAN. Mr. Chair, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``yea'' on rollcall No. 224.
  Mr. MITCHELL. Mr. Chair, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``yea'' on rollcall No. 224.


                Amendment No. 13 Offered by Mr. McKinley

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from West 
Virginia (Mr. McKinley) on which further proceedings were postponed and 
on which the noes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 160, 
noes 252, not voting 15, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 225]

                               AYES--160

     Adams
     Beatty
     Bera
     Bergman
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (UT)
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (NY)
     Correa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crist
     Crowley
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duffy
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Faso
     Fitzpatrick
     Fortenberry
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Garamendi
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Hastings
     Huffman
     Hunter
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (GA)
     Jones
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Levin
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lynch
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Marshall
     Massie
     Mast
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McNerney
     McSally
     Meng
     Mooney (WV)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Pascrell
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Price (NC)
     Raskin
     Reed
     Richmond
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Serrano
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (NJ)
     Soto
     Stefanik
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Tenney
     Thompson (CA)
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Upton
     Veasey
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)

                               NOES--252

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Amash
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barragan
     Barton
     Bass
     Biggs
     Bishop (MI)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bost
     Brady (TX)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Cardenas
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cleaver
     Coffman
     Collins (GA)
     Comer
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Crawford
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Rodney
     DeGette
     Demings
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DeSaulnier
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Doggett
     Duncan (SC)
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes (KS)
     Ferguson
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frelinghuysen
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gallego
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Handel
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Heck
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill
     Himes
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hurd
     Issa
     Jeffries
     Jenkins (KS)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kihuen
     Kind
     King (IA)
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Larsen (WA)
     Latta
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee
     Lesko
     Lewis (MN)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     MacArthur
     Marchant
     Marino
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McEachin
     McMorris Rodgers
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Messer
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Moore
     Moulton
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Newhouse
     Noem
     Norman
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Palmer
     Panetta
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Perry
     Peters
     Pittenger
     Polis
     Posey
     Quigley
     Ratcliffe
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
     Royce (CA)
     Ruppersberger
     Russell
     Rutherford
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Smucker
     Speier
     Stewart
     Suozzi
     Taylor
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Turner
     Valadao
     Vargas
     Vela
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (IA)

                             NOT VOTING--15

     Beyer
     Black
     Brown (MD)
     Castor (FL)
     Donovan
     Goodlatte
     Higgins (LA)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Zeldin


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1634

  Messrs. LOEBSACK and BUTTERFIELD changed their vote from ``no'' to 
``aye.''
  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chair, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``yea'' on rollcall No. 224 and ``nay'' on 
rollcall No. 225.


                 Amendment No. 19 Offered by Ms. Tenney

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from New York 
(Ms. Tenney) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which 
the noes prevailed by voice vote.

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  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 174, 
noes 239, not voting 14, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 226]

                               AYES--174

     Adams
     Beatty
     Bera
     Bergman
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (UT)
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (NY)
     Correa
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crist
     Crowley
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duffy
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Faso
     Fitzpatrick
     Fortenberry
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Garamendi
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Harris
     Hastings
     Higgins (NY)
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Hunter
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (GA)
     Jones
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     King (IA)
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     LaMalfa
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larson (CT)
     Lawson (FL)
     Levin
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lynch
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Marshall
     Massie
     Mast
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     McSally
     Meng
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Pascrell
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Posey
     Price (NC)
     Raskin
     Reed
     Richmond
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Schiff
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shuster
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Soto
     Stefanik
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Taylor
     Tenney
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)
     Yarmuth
     Young (AK)

                               NOES--239

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Amash
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barragan
     Barton
     Bass
     Beyer
     Biggs
     Bishop (MI)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bost
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Cardenas
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cleaver
     Coffman
     Collins (GA)
     Comer
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Crawford
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Rodney
     DeGette
     Demings
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DeSaulnier
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Doggett
     Duncan (SC)
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Espaillat
     Estes (KS)
     Ferguson
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frelinghuysen
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Gallego
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Grijalva
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Handel
     Harper
     Hartzler
     Heck
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Hill
     Himes
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hurd
     Jeffries
     Jenkins (KS)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kihuen
     Kind
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Larsen (WA)
     Latta
     Lawrence
     Lee
     Lesko
     Lewis (MN)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     MacArthur
     Marchant
     Marino
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McEachin
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Messer
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Moore
     Moulton
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Newhouse
     Noem
     Norman
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Palmer
     Panetta
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Perry
     Peters
     Pittenger
     Polis
     Quigley
     Ratcliffe
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
     Royce (CA)
     Ruppersberger
     Russell
     Rutherford
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Sessions
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (WA)
     Smucker
     Speier
     Stewart
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Vela
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (IA)

                             NOT VOTING--14

     Black
     Brady (TX)
     Brown (MD)
     Castor (FL)
     Donovan
     Higgins (LA)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Zeldin


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1639

  Mr. McCARTHY changed his vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''
  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. BOST. Mr. Speaker, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea'' 
on rollcall No. 225 and ``yea'' on rollcall No. 226.


                 Amendment No. 43 Offered by Mr. Engel

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from New York 
(Mr. Engel) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which 
the ayes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 382, 
noes 30, not voting 15, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 227]

                               AYES--382

     Adams
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Amash
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Banks (IN)
     Barr
     Barragan
     Barton
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Bergman
     Beyer
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (MI)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Bost
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burgess
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Calvert
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Coffman
     Cohen
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Connolly
     Cook
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Courtney
     Cramer
     Crawford
     Crist
     Crowley
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Cummings
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DeSaulnier
     DesJarlais
     Deutch
     Diaz-Balart
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duncan (SC)
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Emmer
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Estes (KS)
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Faso
     Ferguson
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foster
     Foxx
     Frankel (FL)
     Frelinghuysen
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gottheimer
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Griffith
     Grijalva
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings
     Heck
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill
     Himes
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hoyer
     Hudson
     Huffman
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurd
     Issa
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Johnson, Sam
     Jones
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Kaptur
     Katko
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kihuen
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamb
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Latta
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee
     Levin
     Lewis (MN)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Lynch
     MacArthur
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Marchant
     Mast
     Matsui
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McCollum

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     McEachin
     McGovern
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McNerney
     McSally
     Meadows
     Meeks
     Meng
     Messer
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Moore
     Moulton
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Newhouse
     Nolan
     Norcross
     Norman
     Nunes
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Pallone
     Palmer
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Perry
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pittenger
     Pocan
     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Polis
     Posey
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Richmond
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rohrabacher
     Rooney, Francis
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
     Roybal-Allard
     Royce (CA)
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Rutherford
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scalise
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Sensenbrenner
     Serrano
     Sessions
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Sinema
     Sires
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Smucker
     Soto
     Speier
     Stefanik
     Stewart
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Taylor
     Tenney
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thornberry
     Tipton
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Welch
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yarmuth
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IA)

                                NOES--30

     Abraham
     Bacon
     Barletta
     Biggs
     Brady (TX)
     Byrne
     Comer
     Duffy
     Dunn
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Graves (GA)
     Handel
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     Lesko
     Marino
     Marshall
     Massie
     McClintock
     Noem
     Roby
     Russell
     Sanford
     Scott, Austin
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Thompson (PA)
     Wenstrup

                             NOT VOTING--15

     Black
     Brown (MD)
     Castor (FL)
     Donovan
     Higgins (LA)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Rokita
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Wilson (FL)
     Zeldin


                    Announcement by the Acting Chair

  The Acting CHAIR (during the vote). There is 1 minute remaining.

                              {time}  1643

  Messrs. FRELINGHUYSEN and FERGUSON changed their vote from ``no'' to 
``aye.''
  So the amendment was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.


                 Amendment No. 50 Offered by Mr. Polis

  The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a 
recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Colorado 
(Mr. Polis) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which 
the noes prevailed by voice vote.
  The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.
  The Clerk redesignated the amendment.


                             Recorded Vote

  The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The Acting CHAIR. This is a 2-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 174, 
noes 239, not voting 14, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 228]

                               AYES--174

     Adams
     Amash
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Capuano
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Comer
     Connolly
     Correa
     Courtney
     Crist
     Crowley
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Duncan (TN)
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Himes
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Jones
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kihuen
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kind
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee
     Levin
     Lewis (MN)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Massie
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Moulton
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Polis
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Rohrabacher
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Rush
     Sanchez
     Sanford
     Sarbanes
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shea-Porter
     Sherman
     Sires
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Speier
     Suozzi
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                               NOES--239

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Aguilar
     Allen
     Amodei
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barr
     Barton
     Bera
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (MI)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Blumenauer
     Bost
     Brady (TX)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Coffman
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Cook
     Cooper
     Costa
     Costello (PA)
     Cramer
     Crawford
     Cuellar
     Culberson
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     Davis, Rodney
     Denham
     DeSantis
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duffy
     Duncan (SC)
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes (KS)
     Faso
     Ferguson
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Frelinghuysen
     Gaetz
     Gallagher
     Garrett
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gottheimer
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Handel
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hastings
     Hensarling
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Hill
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hultgren
     Hunter
     Hurd
     Issa
     Jeffries
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jenkins (WV)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Katko
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latta
     Lesko
     LoBiondo
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Love
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Lynch
     MacArthur
     Marchant
     Marino
     Marshall
     Mast
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McSally
     Meadows
     Messer
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Mullin
     Newhouse
     Noem
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     Nunes
     O'Halleran
     Olson
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     Poe (TX)
     Poliquin
     Posey
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Rouzer
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     Ruppersberger
     Russell
     Rutherford
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     Schweikert
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     Sensenbrenner
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     Shimkus
     Shuster
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     Sinema
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     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (TX)
     Smucker
     Stefanik
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     Taylor
     Tenney
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     Thornberry
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     Titus
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Walters, Mimi
     Weber (TX)
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     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Yoho
     Young (AK)
     Young (IA)

                             NOT VOTING--14

     Black
     Brown (MD)
     Castor (FL)
     Donovan
     Higgins (LA)
     Joyce (OH)
     King (NY)
     Lewis (GA)
     Pearce
     Rogers (KY)
     Stivers
     Trott
     Walz
     Zeldin

                              {time}  1649

  Ms. TENNEY changed her vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''
  So the amendment was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I move that the Committee do now rise.
  The motion was agreed to.
  Accordingly, the Committee rose; and the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. 
Carter of Georgia) having assumed the chair, Mr. Marshall, Acting Chair 
of the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, reported 
that that Committee, having had under consideration the bill (H.R. 
5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes, had come to no resolution thereon.

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