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(Senate - June 20, 2018)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 3005. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division C, add the following:
       Sec. 2__.  Any amounts appropriated or otherwise made 
     available in this Act for bonuses for individuals in Senior 
     Executive Service positions (as defined in section 3132 of 
     title 5, United States Code) at medical centers of the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs that have a one-star rating 
     shall instead be used to conduct background check 
     adjudication actions for employees of the Veterans Health 
     Administration.
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  SA 3006. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 50, strike line 20 and all that follows 
     through page 51, line 4.
       Beginning on page 51, strike line 12 and all that follows 
     through page 53, line 2.
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  SA 3007. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 28, strike line 10 and all that follows through 
     page 29, line 19.
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  SA 3008. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III in division A, add the following:
       Sec. 3__.  No funds appropriated by this or any other Act, 
     or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, may 
     be used by the Secretary of Energy to develop or manage any 
     training or workforce development program for the growth of 
     the energy efficiency or clean energy sectors.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3009. Mr. GRAHAM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 3__.  Section 136(a)(5) of the Energy Independence and 
     Security Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17013(a)(5)) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; or'';
       (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (C) as 
     clauses (i) through (iii), respectively, and indenting 
     appropriately;
       (3) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so 
     redesignated), by striking ``designed to carry'' and 
     inserting the following: ``designed--
       ``(A) to carry''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) to carry at least 28 seated passengers and that 
     achieves not less than a 22 miles-per-gallon equivalent at a 
     model bus testing program, while operating as a fully 
     electric vehicle.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3010. Mr. SULLIVAN (for himself, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Hirono) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 
proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for 
energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 4, line 18, strike ``$2,161,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,165,000,000''.
       On page 5, line 3, strike the period at the end and insert 
     the following: ``: Provided, That of the funds made available 
     under this heading, $12,000,000 shall be for the navigation 
     program of the Corps of Engineers under section 107 of the 
     River and Harbor Act of 1960 (33 U.S.C. 577).''
       On page 8, line 3, strike ``$193,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$189,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3011. Mr. COONS (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 79, line 22, insert ``, and, in recognition that 
     there is growing evidence that plastic straws contribute to 
     the 8,000,000 tons of plastic that enter the oceans every 
     year while not contributing significantly to the beverage 
     consumption experience, not more than $5,000 that shall be 
     used by the Architect of the Capitol to work with contractors 
     to eliminate or reduce the use of plastic straws in 
     facilities of the legislative branch that are under the care 
     of the Architect of the Capitol'' before ``; for''.

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  SA 3012. Ms. CORTEZ MASTO submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 
5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division C, add the following:
       Sec. 2__.  The Inspector General of the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs shall conduct an investigation of all 
     nursing homes of the Department of Veterans Affairs that had 
     an overall one-star rating as of December 31, 2017, as 
     determined by the rating system of the Department.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3013. Mr. CASSIDY (for himself and Mr. Jones) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division C, add the following:

     SEC. 2__. PUBLICATION OF QUALITY RATING OF NURSING HOMES OF 
                   THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, and not less frequently than 
     annually thereafter, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     submit to the appropriate committees of Congress and publish 
     in the Federal Register and on a publicly available Internet 
     website of the Department of Veterans Affairs the rating 
     assigned by the Department to each nursing home of the 
     Department with respect to quality of care, including all 
     internal metrics and criteria used in determining such 
     rating.
       (b) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on 
     Veterans' Affairs of the Senate; and

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       (2) the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on 
     Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives.
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  SA 3014. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in division A, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used for the construction, alteration, maintenance, 
     or repair of a civil works project of the Corps of Engineers 
     authorized by Congress if that construction, alteration, 
     maintenance, or repair does not provide an open, competitive 
     process that considers both domestic and international 
     supplies of iron and steel products used in the project.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3015. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title IV of division C, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  None of the funds made available in this Act for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations and none of such funds that 
     remain available after fiscal year 2019 may be used for the 
     European Deterrence Initiative after fiscal year 2019.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3016. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 28, strike lines 3 through 9.
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  SA 3017. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title V of division A, insert 
     the following:
       Sec. 5__.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
     none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to 
     implement, administer, or enforce the advanced technology 
     vehicles manufacturing incentive program established under 
     section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 
     2007 (42 U.S.C. 17013).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3018. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in division A, add the following:
       Sec. 3__.  None of the funds made available in this title 
     may be used to provide financial assistance under section 363 
     of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6323).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3019. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in Division A, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. 5__.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or 
     guidance that references or relies on analysis contained in--
       (1) the document entitled ``Technical Support Document: 
     Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under 
     Executive Order 12866'', published by the Interagency Working 
     Group on Social Cost of Carbon, United States Government, in 
     February 2010;
       (2) the document entitled ``Technical Support Document: 
     Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory 
     Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
     the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon, 
     United States Government, in May 2013 and revised in November 
     2013;
       (3) the notice published by the Council on Environmental 
     Quality entitled ``Revised Draft Guidance for Federal 
     Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas 
     Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews'' 
     (79 Fed. Reg. 77802 (December 24, 2014));
       (4) the document entitled ``Technical Support Document: 
     Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory 
     Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
     the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon, 
     United States Government, in July 2015;
       (5) the document entitled ``Addendum to Technical Support 
     Document on Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact 
     Analysis under Executive Order 12866: Application of the 
     Methodology to Estimate the Social Cost of Methane and the 
     Social Cost of Nitrous Oxide'', published by the Interagency 
     Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases, United 
     States Government, in August 2016; or
       (6) the document entitled ``Technical Support Document: 
     Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory 
     Impact Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
     the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse 
     Gases, United States Government, in August 2016.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3020. Mr. LEE (for himself and Mr. Paul) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to 
the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water 
development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       On page 79, line 7, insert ``: Provided, that the Director 
     shall use not less than $500,000 of the amount made available 
     under this heading for (1) improving technical systems, 
     processes, and models for the purpose of improving the 
     transparency of estimates of budgetary effects to Members of 
     Congress, employees of Members of Congress, and the public, 
     and (2) to increase the availability of models, economic 
     assumptions, and data and the replicability of estimates of 
     budgetary effects for Members of Congress, employees of 
     Members of Congress, and the public'' before the period.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3021. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in Division A, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. ___. (a) The final rule issued by the Administrator of 
     the Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of the 
     Army entitled ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of 
     the United States' '' (80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015)) is 
     void.
       (b) Until such time as the Administrator of the 
     Environmental Protection Agency and the Secretary of the Army 
     issue a final rule after the date of enactment of this Act 
     defining the scope of waters protected under the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) and that 
     final rule goes into effect, any regulation or policy revised 
     under, or otherwise affected as a result of, the rule voided 
     by this section shall be applied as if the voided rule had 
     not been issued.
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  SA 3022. Mr. KENNEDY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, 
making appropriations for energy and water development and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title I of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 1__. (a) In the case of the funds made available under 
     the heading ``construction'' that are in excess of the budget 
     request submitted to Congress by the President and are for 
     the continuation of construction of projects that principally 
     include improvements to rainfall drainage systems that 
     address flood damages, the funds shall be equally distributed 
     among all eligible projects.
       (b) In this section, the term ``eligible project'' means a 
     project--
       (1) that principally includes improvements to rainfall 
     drainage systems that address flood damages; and
       (2) for which construction has begun or can continue.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3023. Mr. MARKEY (for himself and Ms. Warren) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III of division A, insert the 
     following:

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       Sec. 305. (a) The amount appropriated by this title under 
     the heading ``Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation'' under the 
     heading ``NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'' under 
     the heading ``ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES'' is hereby 
     increased by $65,000,000, with the amount of the increase to 
     be allocated to developing and preparing to implement a 
     comprehensive, long-term monitoring and verification program 
     for activities related to the denuclearization of the 
     Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, in coordination 
     with relevant international partners and organizations.
       (b) The amount appropriated by this title under the heading 
     ``Weapons Activities'' under the heading ``NATIONAL NUCLEAR 
     SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'' under the heading ``ATOMIC ENERGY 
     DEFENSE ACTIVITIES'' is hereby reduced by $65,000,000, with 
     the amount of the reduction to be derived from amounts 
     allocated to the W76-2 warhead modification program.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3024. Ms. DUCKWORTH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, 
making appropriations for energy and water development and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in division C, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. ___. PILOT PROGRAM TO EXTEND PAVEMENT LIFE.

       (a) Authority.--The Secretary of the Army may, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and the 
     Secretary of Energy, carry out a pilot program to design, 
     build, and test technologies and innovative pavement 
     materials in order to extend the service life of military 
     roads and runways.
       (b) Scope.--The pilot program authorized by subsection (a) 
     shall include the following:
       (1) The design, test and assembly of technologies and 
     systems suitable for pavement applications.
       (2) Research, development, and testing of new pavement 
     materials for road and runway use in different geographic 
     areas in the United States.
       (3) Design and procurement of platforms and equipment to 
     test performance, cost, feasibility, and effectiveness.
       (c) Competition Requirements.--Any award of a contract or 
     grant under the pilot program authorized by subsection (a) 
     shall be made using merit-based selection procedures.
       (d) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than two years after the 
     commencement of the pilot program, the Secretary of the Army 
     shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
     on the pilot program.
       (2) Contents.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) An assessment of the effectiveness of activities under 
     the pilot program in improving the service life of military 
     roads and runways.
       (B) An analysis of potential lifetime cost-savings 
     associated with the extended service life of the runways and 
     roads as well as potential reduction in energy demands.
       (e) Termination of Authority.--The authorities under this 
     section shall terminate on September 30, 2024.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3025. Mr. NELSON (for himself and Mr. Rubio) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 103, line 18, of division C, strike the period at 
     the end and insert the following: ``Provided further, that of 
     the funds made available under this heading, $3,500,000 shall 
     be for the planning, design, and architect and engineer 
     services for the strategic dispersal of the United States 
     capital fleet.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3026. Mr. NELSON (for himself and Mr. Rubio) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 103, line 18, of division C, strike the period at 
     the end and insert the following: ``Provided further, that of 
     the funds made available under this heading, $5,000,000 shall 
     be for the incremental funding of force protection 
     measures.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3027. Ms. CANTWELL (for herself, Mr. Markey, Mr. Whitehouse, Ms. 
Smith, and Ms. Hirono) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, 
making appropriations for energy and water development and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title V of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 5____.  None of the funds made available by this 
     division or any other Act for any fiscal year may be used to 
     issue any order pursuant to section 101 of the Defense 
     Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4511) or section 202(c) of 
     the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(c)) that requires any 
     entity--
       (1) to purchase electric energy based on the fuel used to 
     generate the electric energy; or
       (2) to generate or sell electric energy unless the electric 
     energy is required to meet an existing or imminent shortage 
     of electric energy and the demand for electric energy cannot 
     otherwise be met.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3028. Mr. SANDERS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, 
making appropriations for energy and water development and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division C, add the following:

     SEC. 2__. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON FURNISHING DENTAL HEALTH 
                   CARE SERVICES FOR VETERANS IN RURAL AND OTHER 
                   UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     carry out a demonstration program to assess the feasibility 
     and advisability of furnishing dental health care services, 
     including through the use of alternative dental health care 
     providers, to increase access to such services for eligible 
     veterans who reside in rural and other underserved 
     communities.
       (b) Locations.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out the 
     demonstration program in not more than four rural States, as 
     determined by the Secretary.
       (2) Priority.--The Secretary shall prioritize the 
     establishment of programs under the demonstration program 
     under this section in States that do not have a facility of 
     the Department of Veterans Affairs that offers on-site dental 
     services.
       (c) Eligible Veterans.--A veteran is eligible for dental 
     health care services under the demonstration program under 
     this section if--
       (1) the veteran is entitled to dental health care services 
     from the Department; or
       (2) the veteran is enrolled in the system of patient 
     enrollment of the Department under section 1705 of title 38, 
     United States Code, but is not eligible for dental health 
     care services from the Department under authorities other 
     than this section.
       (d) Telehealth.--For purposes of alternative dental health 
     care providers and other dental care providers who are 
     licensed to provide clinical care, dental services provided 
     under the demonstration program under this section may be 
     administered by such providers through telehealth-enabled 
     collaboration and supervision when appropriate and feasible.
       (e) Use of Amounts.--Of the amounts made available to the 
     Veterans Health Administration in this title, $20,000,000 
     shall be made available to the Secretary to carry out the 
     demonstration program under this section.
       (f) Alternative Dental Health Care Providers Defined.--In 
     this section, the term ``alternative dental health care 
     providers'' has the meaning given that term in section 340G-
     1(a)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256g-
     1(a)(2)).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3029. Mr. THUNE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title II of division C, insert 
     the following:

     SEC. ___. AUTOMATIC ANNUAL INCREASE IN RATES OF DISABILITY 
                   COMPENSATION AND DEPENDENCY AND INDEMNITY 
                   COMPENSATION.

       (a) Indexing to Social Security Increases.--Section 5312 of 
     title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new subsection:
       ``(d)(1) Whenever there is an increase in benefit amounts 
     payable under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     401 et seq.) as a result of a determination made under 
     section 215(i) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)), the Secretary 
     shall, effective on the date of such increase in benefit 
     amounts, increase the dollar amounts in effect for the 
     payment of disability compensation and dependency and 
     indemnity compensation by the Secretary, as specified in 
     paragraph (2), as such amounts were in effect immediately 
     before the date of such increase in benefit amounts payable 
     under title II of the Social Security Act, by the same 
     percentage as the percentage by which such benefit amounts 
     are increased.
       ``(2) The dollar amounts to be increased pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) are the following:
       ``(A) Compensation.--Each of the dollar amounts in effect 
     under section 1114 of this title.

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       ``(B) Additional compensation for dependents.--Each of the 
     dollar amounts in effect under section 1115(1) of this title.
       ``(C) Clothing allowance.--The dollar amount in effect 
     under section 1162 of this title.
       ``(D) New dic rates.--Each of the dollar amounts in effect 
     under paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 1311(a) of this 
     title.
       ``(E) Old dic rates.--Each of the dollar amounts in effect 
     under section 1311(a)(3) of this title.
       ``(F) Additional dic for surviving spouses with minor 
     children.--The dollar amount in effect under section 1311(b) 
     of this title.
       ``(G) Additional dic for disability.--Each of the dollar 
     amounts in effect under subsections (c) and (d) of section 
     1311 of this title.
       ``(H) DIC for dependent children.--Each of the dollar 
     amounts in effect under sections 1313(a) and 1314 of this 
     title.
       ``(3) Whenever there is an increase under paragraph (1) in 
     amounts in effect for the payment of disability compensation 
     and dependency and indemnity compensation, the Secretary 
     shall publish such amounts, as increased pursuant to such 
     paragraph, in the Federal Register at the same time as the 
     material required by section 215(i)(2)(D) of the Social 
     Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)(2)(D)) is published by reason 
     of a determination under section 215(i) of such Act (42 
     U.S.C. 415(i)).''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (d) of section 5312 of 
     title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a) of 
     this section, shall take effect on the first day of the first 
     calendar year that begins after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3030. Mr. KENNEDY (for himself and Mr. Jones) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division C, add the following:
       Sec. 2__.  It is the sense of Congress that none of the 
     funds made available in this Act should be used in a manner 
     that would increase wait times for veterans who seek care at 
     medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3031. Mr. LEE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title IV of division C, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  It is the sense of the Senate that beginning in 
     fiscal year 2020, the European Deterrence Initiative should 
     be funded only from funds made available for base or 
     discretionary spending of the Department of Defense instead 
     of funds made available for Overseas Contingency Operations.
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  SA 3032. Mr. NELSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title II of division C, insert 
     the following:

     SEC. ___. LIMITATION ON CONVERSION OF FUNDS FOR PROGRAM TO 
                   IMPROVE RETENTION OF HOUSING BY FORMERLY 
                   HOMELESS VETERANS AND VETERANS AT RISK OF 
                   BECOMING HOMELESS.

       The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may not convert any of 
     the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available in a 
     fiscal year to carry out section 2013 of title 38, United 
     States Code, from a specific purpose program to a general 
     purpose program unless the Secretary included a proposal to 
     do so in the budget justification materials submitted to 
     Congress in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
     budget for such fiscal year (as submitted with the budget of 
     the President for such fiscal year under section 1105(a) of 
     title 31, United States Code).
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  SA 3033. Mr. NELSON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title II of division C, insert 
     the following:

     SEC. ___. STAFFING OF PROGRAM MANAGERS FOR SUPPORTED HOUSING 
                   PROGRAM OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

       (a) Staffing.--Section 2003(b) of title 38, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(1)'' before ``The Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2) The Secretary shall provide case management support 
     whenever requested by a local housing authority under the 
     supported housing program administered under such section.
       ``(3)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the 
     Secretary shall ensure that in each fiscal year no case 
     manager is concurrently assigned to more than 35 veterans 
     under this subsection.
       ``(B) The Secretary may waive the requirement of 
     subparagraph (A) for a particular case manager in a 
     particular fiscal year as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.
       ``(C) Not less frequently than once each fiscal year, the 
     Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the waivers 
     made by the Secretary under subparagraph (B) in the previous 
     fiscal year. Each report shall include a description of the 
     circumstances under which each waiver was made.
       ``(4) The Secretary shall ensure that each veteran to whom 
     a case manager is assigned under this subsection is located 
     within such distance of the case manager as the Secretary 
     considers reasonable.
       ``(5)(A) In any case in which a position within the 
     Veterans Health Administration for a case manager described 
     in paragraph (1) is vacant for a period of 180 days or more, 
     the Secretary shall seek to enter into a contract with a 
     local service provider with knowledge and expertise 
     applicable to a case manager in such position to furnish the 
     case management services that would otherwise be provided by 
     a case manager in such position.
       ``(B) The requirement in subparagraph (A) to seek to enter 
     into a contract shall cease to apply if the Secretary fills 
     the vacancy referred to in such subparagraph.''.
       (b) Limitation on Conversion of Funds.--The Secretary of 
     Veterans Affairs may not convert any of the amounts 
     appropriated or otherwise made available in a fiscal year to 
     carry out section 2013 of such title from a specific purpose 
     program to a general purpose program unless the Secretary 
     included a proposal to do so in the budget justification 
     materials submitted to Congress in support of the Department 
     of Veterans Affairs budget for such fiscal year (as submitted 
     with the budget of the President for such fiscal year under 
     section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code).
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  SA 3034. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Johnson) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 
5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title I of division C, add the following:
       Sec. ___. (a) Report.--Not later than December 31, 2019, 
     the Secretary of Air Force shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report setting forth the results of a 
     review, conducted by the Secretary for purposes of the 
     report, of the analytical model used for strategic basing of 
     KC-46 aircraft.
       (b) Particular Element.--The report shall include such 
     recommendations of the Secretary for the analytical model as 
     the Secretary considers appropriate in order to ensure that 
     the model addresses changes in refueling requirements along 
     the Northern Tier of the United States as a result of the 
     2018 National Defense Strategy and associated mobility 
     capability requirements, including, in particular, in 
     connection with the growth of activities in the Northern 
     Polar region by global and regional powers.
       (c) Rule of Construction.--The requirement for a report 
     under this section may not be construed as limiting the 
     ability of the Air Force to make any future adjustment to the 
     analytical model used for strategic basing of KC-46 aircraft 
     or to any of the criteria in the analytical model.
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  SA 3035. Mr. CRUZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 305.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act or 
     any other Act may be obligated or expended to execute any 
     organizational change in the Department of Energy that 
     would--
       (1) limit the authority of the Secretary of Energy over the 
     National Nuclear Security Administration, unless the 
     Secretary has determined the organizational change to be in 
     the public interest; or
       (2) make the General Counsel of the National Nuclear 
     Security Administration independent of the General Counsel of 
     the Department of Energy.
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  SA 3036. Mr. BOOKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making

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appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 54, line 5, insert ``$10,000,000 shall be for 
     activities related to the development of regulatory 
     infrastructure for advanced nuclear technologies,'' after 
     ``mission,''.
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  SA 3037. Mr. BOOKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       After section 503 of title V of division A, insert the 
     following:
       Sec. 5__.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act--
       (1) the amount available under the heading ``Nuclear 
     Energy'' under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY 
     PROGRAMS'' under title III shall be $1,196,000,000, of which 
     not more than $292,000,000 shall be for research and 
     development relating to reactor concepts; and
       (2) the amount available under the heading ``salaries and 
     expenses'' under the heading ``Nuclear Regulatory 
     Commission'' under the heading ``INDEPENDENT AGENCIES'' under 
     title IV shall be $908,350,000, of which not less than 
     $10,000,000 shall be for activities related to the 
     development of regulatory infrastructure for advanced nuclear 
     technologies, except that the amounts reserved for such 
     development under this paragraph shall not be derived from 
     fee revenues, notwithstanding section 6101 of the Omnibus 
     Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 2214).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3038. Mr. WYDEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in division C, insert the 
     following:

     SEC. ___. REPORT ON CELL SITE SIMULATORS DETECTED NEAR 
                   FACILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a full accounting of cell site simulators 
     detected near facilities of the Department of Defense during 
     the three year period ending on the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and the actions taken by the Secretary to protect 
     personnel of the Department, their families, and facilities 
     of the Department from foreign powers using such technology 
     to conduct surveillance.
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  SA 3039. Mr. TOOMEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 79, between lines 7 and 8, insert the following:

                       Administrative Provisions


                          relocation expenses

       Sec. 131.  (a) Any amounts made available for salaries and 
     expenses of the Congressional Budget Office that are 
     authorized to be used to reimburse new employees of the 
     Congressional Budget Office for relocation expenses shall 
     only be available for such purposes if the Joint Committee on 
     Taxation has been authorized to reimburse new employees of 
     the Joint Committee on Taxation for relocation expenses.
       (b) This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 
     2019 and each succeeding fiscal year.
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  SA 3040. Mr. TOOMEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 75, between lines 15 and 16, insert the following:


     sense of the senate regarding the joint committee on taxation

       Sec. 121.  (a) Congress finds that--
       (1) the Joint Committee on Taxation serves as a critical 
     resource to Members of Congress on tax policy and 
     legislation, providing expertise and technical knowledge on a 
     nonpartisan basis;
       (2) the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional 
     Budget Office both provide revenue estimates of legislation, 
     and thus compete for many of the same candidates; and
       (3) the professional staff of economists with a doctoral 
     degree, attorneys, and accountants of the Joint Committee on 
     Taxation should be recognized for their expertise and placed 
     on a level playing field with the employees of the 
     Congressional Budget Office.
       (b) It is the sense of the Senate that the Joint Committee 
     on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office should be 
     treated the same for purposes of compensation limitations and 
     any other relevant matters pertaining to personnel.
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  SA 3041. Mr. McCONNELL (for Mr. Murphy (for himself and Mr. Enzi)) 
proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 770, to require the Secretary of 
the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of American innovation and 
significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups 
from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the United 
States territories, to promote the importance of innovation in the 
United States, the District of Columbia, and the United States 
territories, and for other purposes; as follows:

       Beginning on page 6, strike line 8 and all that follows 
     through page 8, line 5, and insert the following:
       ``(A) Order of issuance.--
       ``(i) In general.--The coins issued under this subsection 
     commemorating either an innovation, an individual innovator, 
     or a group of innovators, from each State, the District of 
     Columbia, or a territory shall be issued in the following 
     order:

       ``(I) State.--With respect to each State, the coins shall 
     be issued in the order in which the States ratified the 
     Constitution of the United States or were admitted into the 
     Union, as the case may be.
       ``(II) District of columbia and territories.--After all 
     coins are issued under subclause (I), the coins shall be 
     issued for the District of Columbia and the territories in 
     the following order: the District of Columbia, the 
     Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United 
     States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
     Mariana Islands.

       ``(ii) Application in event of the admission of additional 
     states.--Notwithstanding clause (i), if any additional State 
     is admitted into the Union before the end of the 14-year 
     period referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary of the 
     Treasury may issue a $1 coin with respect to the additional 
     State in accordance with clause (i)(I).
       ``(iii) Application in the event of independence or adding 
     of a territory.--Notwithstanding clause (i)--

       ``(I) if any territory becomes independent or otherwise 
     ceases to be a territory of the United States before $1 coins 
     are minted pursuant to this subsection, the subsection shall 
     cease to apply with respect to such territory; and
       ``(II) if any new territory is added to the United States, 
     $1 coins shall be issued for such territories in the order in 
     which the new the territories are added, beginning after the 
     $1 coin is issued for the Commonwealth of the Northern 
     Mariana Islands.

       ``(B) Issuance of coins commemorating four innovations or 
     innovators during each of 14 years.--
       ``(i) In general.--Four $1 coin designs as described in 
     this subsection shall be issued during each year of the 
     period referred to in paragraph (1) until 1 coin featuring 1 
     innovation, an individual innovator, or a group of 
     innovators, from each of the States, the District of 
     Columbia, and territories has been issued.
       ``(ii) Number of coins of each design.--The Secretary shall 
     prescribe, on the basis of such factors as the Secretary 
     determines to be appropriate, the number of $1 coins that 
     shall be issued with each of the designs selected for each 
     year of the period referred to in paragraph (1).
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  SA 3042. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title III of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 30___.  Pursuant to section 1807 of the Grand Canyon 
     Protection Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-575; 106 Stat. 4672), 
     section 3(d)(1) of Public Law 106-392 (114 Stat. 1604), 
     section 601(b) of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 
     U.S.C. 1551(b)), and section 15 of the Act of April 11, 1956 
     (commonly known as the ``Colorado River Storage Project 
     Act'') (43 U.S.C. 620n) of the offsetting collections in the 
     Upper Colorado River Basin Fund of the Western Area Power 
     Administration for repayment of capital costs, $23,000,000 
     may be transferred to the Upper Colorado Basin Fund.
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  SA 3043. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

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       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 1 day after 
     enactment.
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  SA 3044. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 1 day after 
     enactment.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3045. Mr. SCHUMER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and 
water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:
       The provisions in this Act shall go into effect 1 day after 
     enactment.
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  SA 3046. Mrs. GILLIBRAND submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed to amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 
5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 50, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:
       (i) West Valley Demonstration Project.--All high-level 
     radioactive waste at the Western New York Service Center in 
     West Valley, New York, from the project carried out under the 
     West Valley Demonstration Project Act (42 U.S.C. 2021a note; 
     Public Law 96-368) shall be considered to have resulted from 
     atomic energy defense activities--
       (1) for purposes of section 8 of the Nuclear Waste Policy 
     Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10107); but
       (2) not for purposes of--
       (A) section 3(a)(3) of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan Land 
     Withdrawal Act (Public Law 102-579; 106 Stat. 4779); or
       (B) section 213 of the Department of Energy National 
     Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Authorization 
     Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-164; 93 Stat. 1265).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3047. Mr. TOOMEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 4, line 18, strike ``$2,161,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,250,000,000''.
       On page 5, line 3, strike ``law.'' and insert the 
     following: ``law: Provided, That of the amounts made 
     available under this heading, $89,000,000 shall be for 
     dredging projects.''.

       On page 22, line 23, strike ``$2,322,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$2,144,000,000''.
       On page 22, line 25, strike ``direction.'' and insert the 
     following: ``direction: Provided further, That of the amounts 
     made available under this heading, $37,000,000 shall be 
     available for bioenergy technologies.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 3048. Mr. HELLER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 2910 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 5895, making 
appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title II of division A, add the following:
       Sec. 2__. (a) Section 206(c)(2) of the Energy and Water 
     Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 (43 
     U.S.C. 620 note; Public Law 113-235) is amended by striking 
     ``2018.'' and inserting the following: ``2022: Provided, That 
     the Secretary shall not fund pilot projects in the Upper 
     Colorado River Basin without the participation of the Upper 
     Colorado River Division States, acting through the Upper 
     Colorado River Commission.''.
       (b) Section 9504(e) of the Secure Water Act of 2009 (42 
     U.S.C. 10364(e)) is amended by striking ``$450,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$480,000,000''.

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