TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 54
(Senate - March 28, 2019)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 213. Mr. McCONNELL proposed an amendment to amendment SA 201 
proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for 
other purposes; as follows:

       At the end add the following:
       ``This act shall be effective 1 day after enactment.''
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 214. Mr. McCONNELL proposed an amendment to amendment SA 213 
proposed by Mr. McConnell to the amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       Strike ``1 day'' and insert ``2 days''
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 215. Mr. McCONNELL proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 268, 
making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2019, and for other purposes; as follows:

       At the end add the following.
       ``This Act shall take effect 3 days after the date of 
     enactment.''
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 216. Mr. McCONNELL proposed an amendment to amendment SA 215 
proposed by Mr. McConnell to the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for 
other purposes; as follows:

       Strike ``3 days'' and insert ``4 days''
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 217. Mr. ROMNEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making 
supplemental appropriations 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, insert the following:

     SEC. __. BUDGETING FOR DISASTERS.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Budgeting for Disasters Act''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall--
       (1) take effect on the date of enactment of this Act; and
       (2) apply with respect to fiscal year 2021, and each fiscal 
     year thereafter.
       (c) Repeal of Exemption for Disaster Spending From the 
     Annual Budget Caps.--Section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901(b)(2)) is amended--
       (1) by striking subparagraph (D); and
       (2) by redesignating subparagraphs (E) and (F) as 
     subparagraphs (D) and (E), respectively.
       (d) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 904) is amended--

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       (A) in subsection (e), by striking the second sentence; and
       (B) in subsection (f)(2)(A), by striking ``, including a 
     final estimate of the adjustment for disaster funding''.
       (2) The Department of the Interior and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act, 1992 (Public Law 102-154; 105 Stat. 990) 
     is amended--
       (A) in title I in the matter under the heading ``DEPARTMENT 
     OF THE INTERIOR'' under the heading ``Bureau of Land 
     Management'' under the heading ``emergency department of the 
     interior firefighting fund'' (43 U.S.C. 1474a), by striking 
     ``: Provided further'' and all that follows and inserting a 
     period; and
       (B) in title II in the matter under the heading 
     ``DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'' under the heading ``Forest 
     Service'' under the heading ``emergency forest service 
     firefighting fund'' (16 U.S.C. 556e) by striking ``: Provided 
     further'' and all that follows and inserting a period.
       (3) Section 430(c)(1) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5189h(c)(1)) 
     is amended--
       (A) in subparagraph (F), by adding ``and'' at the end; and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (H).
       (4) The matter under the heading ``Disaster Relief'' under 
     the heading ``FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'' under 
     chapter II of title I of the Dire Emergency Supplemental 
     Appropriations and Transfers for Relief From the Effects of 
     Natural Disasters, for Other Urgent Needs, and for 
     Incremental Cost of ``Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm'' 
     Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 5302) is amended by striking ``: 
     Provided further,'' and all that follows and inserting a 
     period.
       (5) Section 2602(e) of the Low-Income Home Energy 
     Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8621(e)) is amended by 
     striking the second sentence.
       (6) Section 104(a) of the Wildfire Suppression Funding and 
     Forest Management Activities Act (43 U.S.C. 17648a-2(a)) is 
     amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking 
     ``section 251(b)(2)(F)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901(b)(2)(F)(i)), as added by section 102 of this division'' 
     and inserting ``section 251(b)(2)(E)(i) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901(b)(2)(E)(i))''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 218. Mr. RUBIO submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making 
supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Strike title III and insert the following:

                               TITLE III

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

                     Military Personnel, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Air 
     Force'', $59,629,000, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                      Reserve Personnel, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Air 
     Force'', $7,323,000, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Marine Corps'', $200,000,000, for necessary expenses related 
     to the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'', $400,000,000, for necessary expenses related to 
     the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'', $342,012,000, to remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2020, for necessary expenses related to 
     the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'', $738,290,000, to remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2020, for necessary expenses for 
     Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization (FSRM) 
     related to the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and 
     Florence:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force Reserve'', $3,505,000, to remain available for 
     obligation until September 30, 2020, for necessary expenses 
     related to the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and 
     Florence:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                              PROCUREMENT

                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, Air 
     Force'', $46,000,000, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                      Other Procurement, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Air 
     Force'', $84,587,000, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Air Force'', $66,656,000, for necessary 
     expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Michael 
     and Florence:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
     the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant 
     to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Air Force'', $1,072,000, for necessary 
     expenses for Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and 
     Modernization (FSRM) related to the consequences of 
     Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  Provided, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 219. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Perdue) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to 
the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 8, beginning on line 12, strike ``Cindy'' and all 
     that follows through ``cold'' on line 14 and insert ``Cindy, 
     losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due 
     to extreme cold, blueberry productivity losses in calendar 
     year 2018 as a result of extreme cold and hurricane damage in 
     calendar year 2017, and losses of milk and aquacultured 
     plants and animals''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 220. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Perdue) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to 
the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 3, line 20, strike ``occurring in calendar years 
     2018 and 2019'' and insert ``occurring during the period 
     beginning on January 1, 2018, and ending on the date of 
     enactment of this Act''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 221. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Perdue) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to 
the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 3, line 16, strike ``milk'' and insert 
     ``aquacultured plants and animals, milk,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 222. Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Scott 
of Florida, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Cotton) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill 
H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes;

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which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In title III, under the heading ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Marine Corps'' strike ``$200,000,000'' and 
     insert ``$381,000,000''.
       In title III, under the heading ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Air Force'' strike ``$400,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$550,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 223. Mr. UDALL (for himself and Mr. Heinrich) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. 
Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations 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 XI of division A, insert 
     the following:
       Sec. 11__.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this division for the Army Corps of 
     Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security, or the 
     Department of Defense may be obligated or expended to plan, 
     develop, or construct a new physical barrier along the 
     Southwestern border of the United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 224. Mr. UDALL (for himself, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Reed, 
Ms. Harris, Mr. Blumenthal, Ms. Hirono, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Leahy) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 201 
proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making supplemental 
appropriations 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 XI of division A, insert 
     the following:
       Sec. 11__.  Notwithstanding section 201 of the National 
     Emergencies Act of 1976 (50 U.S.C. 1621), section 284 or 2808 
     of title 10, United States Code, section 923 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986 (33 U.S.C. 2293), or any 
     other provision of law, no funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this division or prior to the date of the 
     enactment of this Act may be used for the construction of 
     barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated 
     activities on the Southern border of the United States 
     without specific statutory authorization from Congress.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 225. Mr. McCONNELL (for Mr. Burr (for himself and Mr. Manchin)) 
proposed an amendment to the resolution S. Res. 69, designating March 
29, 2019, as ``Vietnam Veterans Day''; as follows:

       Strike the preamble and insert the following:
       Whereas the Vietnam War was fought in the Republic of 
     Vietnam from 1955 to 1975 and involved regular forces from 
     the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and Viet Cong guerrilla 
     forces in armed conflict with the Armed Forces of the United 
     States, the armed forces of allies of the United States, and 
     the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam;
       Whereas the Armed Forces of the United States became 
     involved in Vietnam because the United States Government 
     wanted to provide direct support by the Armed Forces to the 
     Government of the Republic of Vietnam to defend against the 
     growing threat of Communism from the Democratic Republic of 
     Vietnam;
       Whereas members of the Armed Forces of the United States 
     began serving in an advisory role to the Government of South 
     Vietnam in 1955;
       Whereas, as a result of the incidents in the Gulf of Tonkin 
     on August 2 and 4, 1964, Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin 
     Resolution (Public Law 88-408) by an overwhelming majority on 
     August 7, 1964, which provided to the President of the United 
     States the authority to use armed force to assist the 
     Republic of Vietnam in the defense of its freedom against the 
     Democratic Republic of Vietnam;
       Whereas, in 1965, ground combat units of the Armed Forces 
     of the United States arrived in the Republic of Vietnam to 
     join approximately 23,000 personnel of the Armed Forces who 
     were already present there;
       Whereas, by December 1965, approximately 184,000 troops of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States were in Vietnam, and by 
     1969, the number of such troops reached a peak of 
     approximately 549,500, including members of the Armed Forces 
     who were supporting the combat operations from Thailand, 
     Cambodia, Laos, Japan, the Philippines, and aboard Navy 
     vessels;
       Whereas, on January 27, 1973, the Agreement on Ending the 
     War and Restoring Peace in Viet-Nam (commonly known as the 
     ``Paris Peace Accords'') was signed, which required the 
     release of all prisoners-of-war of the United States held in 
     North Vietnam and the withdrawal of all Armed Forces of the 
     United States from South Vietnam;
       Whereas, on March 29, 1973, the Armed Forces of the United 
     States completed the withdrawal of combat units and combat 
     support units from South Vietnam;
       Whereas, on April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese forces 
     captured Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, effectively 
     placing South Vietnam under Communist control;
       Whereas more than 58,000 members of the Armed Forces of the 
     United States lost their lives in the Vietnam War, and more 
     than 300,000 members of the Armed Forces of the United States 
     were wounded in Vietnam;
       Whereas, in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was 
     dedicated in the District of Columbia to commemorate the 
     members of the Armed Forces of the United States who died or 
     were declared missing-in-action in Vietnam;
       Whereas the Vietnam War was an extremely divisive issue 
     among the people of the United States and a conflict that 
     caused a generation of veterans to wait too long for the 
     public of the United States to acknowledge and honor the 
     efforts and services of those veterans;
       Whereas members of the Armed Forces who served bravely and 
     faithfully for the United States during the Vietnam War were 
     often wrongly criticized for the decisions of policymakers 
     that were beyond the control of those members; and
       Whereas designating March 29, 2019, as ``Vietnam Veterans 
     Day'' would be an appropriate way to honor the members of the 
     Armed Forces of the United States who served in South Vietnam 
     and throughout Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War: Now, 
     therefore, be it
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 226. Mr. SCOTT of Florida submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 
268, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2019, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 3, line 16, strike ``milk'' and insert ``milk, 
     timber,''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 227. Mr. COTTON submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to 
amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill H.R. 268, making 
supplemental appropriations 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, insert the following:

     SEC. __. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY.

       (a) Declaration.--The Trafalgar Road Fire in Bella Vista, 
     Arkansas shall be deemed to be an emergency under section 
     title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191 et seq.).
       (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (a) shall take effect as if 
     enacted on August 1, 2018.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 228. Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. 
Jones, Mr. Reed, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Blumenthal, 
Mr. Booker, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Casey, Mr. Whitehouse, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. 
Murphy, Mr. Tester, Mr. Carper, Mr. King, Mr. Cardin, Mrs. Murray, Mr. 
Sanders, Mr. Markey, Mr. Wyden, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Harris, Mr. Brown, 
Ms. Warren, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Hassan, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Peters, Mr. 
Coons, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed to amendment SA 201 proposed by Mr. Shelby to the bill 
H.R. 268, making supplemental appropriations 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, insert the following:


        no use of funds for litigation in texas v. united states

       Sec. ___. None of the funds made available under this Act, 
     or any other Act, may be used by the Department of Justice 
     for the cost of litigation in opposition to the Patient 
     Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148; 124 
     Stat. 119) in Texas v. United States, No. 4:18-cv-00167-O 
     (N.D. Tex.).

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