LEGISLATIVE SESSION; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 122
(Senate - July 02, 2020)

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                          LEGISLATIVE SESSION

                                 ______
                                 

    NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021--Resumed

  Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I thank the leader, and I ask unanimous 
consent that the Senate proceed to legislative session and resume 
consideration of S. 4049.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 4049) to authorize appropriations for fiscal 
     year 2021 for military activities of the Department of 
     Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
     activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
     personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
     purposes.

  Pending:
  Inhofe amendment No. 2301, in the nature of a substitute.
  McConnell (for Portman) amendment No. 2080 (to amendment No. 2301), 
to require an element in annual reports on cyber science and technology 
activities on work with academic consortia on high priority 
cybersecurity research activities in Department of Defense 
capabilities.


                           Order of Business

  Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that, at a time to 
be determined by the majority leader in consultation with the 
Democratic leader, the following amendments be made pending en bloc and 
the Senate vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed, with 
a 60-affirmative vote threshold for adoption, and that there be 2 hours 
of debate on each amendment, equally divided between the two leaders or 
their designees, prior to the vote in relation to each amendment. Those 
amendments are: Schatz No. 2252, Inhofe No. 2411, Sanders No. 1788, 
Cornyn No. 2244, Shaheen No. 1729, and Tester No. 1972, as modified.

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  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


 Amendment Nos. 1694, 1881, 1883, 1753, 1803, 1808, 1891, 1987, 1907, 
2018, 2391, 1968, 1977, 2077, 2058, 2178, 2186, 2215, 2251, 2231, 2255, 
2238, 2256, 2241, 2269, 2243, 2270, 2248, 2275, 2277, 2204, 2417, 1797, 
1825, 1878, 1966, 1971, 1991, 2053, 2138, 2168, 2217, 2220, 2235, 2257, 
2287, 2298, 2317, 2319, 2326, 2327, 2331, 2341, 2370, 2378, 1693, 2418, 
                      2419, 2084, 1849, 2103, 2422

  Mr. INHOFE. Further, I ask unanimous consent that the following 
amendments be adopted en bloc and that the Senate vote on adoption of 
the amendments en bloc with no intervening action or debate.
  Mr. President, I will read the entire list so that each Member knows 
the status of his or her amendment: Moran No. 1694, Hyde-Smith No. 
1881, Romney No. 1883, Peters No. 1753, Warner No. 1803, Coons No. 
1808, Portman No. 1891, Kennedy No. 1987, Warner No. 1907, Romney No. 
2018, Sullivan No. 2391, Tester No. 1968, Bennet No. 1977, Johnson No. 
2077, Smith No. 2058, Wicker No. 2178, Cortez Masto No. 2186, King No. 
2215, Merkley No. 2251, Fischer No. 2231, Cantwell No. 2255, Risch No. 
2238, Cantwell No. 2256, Gardner No. 2241, Hirono No. 2269, Portman No. 
2243, Menendez No. 2270, Inhofe-Reed No. 2248, Peters No. 2275, Toomey 
No. 2277, Inhofe No. 2204, Cantwell-Manchin No. 2417, Jones No. 1797, 
Lankford No. 1825, Loeffler No. 1878, Tester No. 1966, Tester No. 1971, 
Kennedy No. 1991, Markey No. 2053, Cruz No. 2138, Durbin No. 2168, 
Feinstein No. 2217, Heinrich No. 2220, Rounds No. 2235, Brown No. 2257, 
Sasse No. 2287, Boozman No. 2298, Harris No. 2317, Klobuchar No. 2319, 
Inhofe No. 2326, Young No. 2327, Shelby No. 2331, Wyden No. 2341, 
Blackburn No. 2370, Blackburn No. 2378, Moran No. 1693, Inhofe No. 
2418, Sanders No. 2419, Lee No. 2084, Van Hollen No. 1849, Hassan No. 
2103, and Rubio No. 2422.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Mrs. GILLIBRAND. Mr. President.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from New York
  Mrs. GILLIBRAND. Mr. President, I am reserving the right to object.
  This amendment list does not include my amendment No. 1932, a bill 
that the Presiding Officer and I have worked on and a bill that the 
majority leader has voted for.
  This amendment is so simple. It professionalizes how the military 
prosecutes serious crimes--serious crimes such as sexual assault, rape, 
and murder. It removes the systemic fear that survivors have in 
reporting these crimes.
  According to the Pentagon's most recent survey, almost 21,000 
servicemembers were sexually assaulted in 2018. This is a 30-percent 
increase from the year before. The current climate is not good for 
survivors. Currently, most survivors are retaliated against when they 
come forward and report these crimes. In fact, the rate of retaliation 
is two-thirds of all survivors, unchanged from past years. Worse than 
that, of the cases that the command considers for action, of those 
unique few, only 10 percent of those went to trial.
  Year after year, we have hearings, Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member. 
We have hearings and the commanders and generals come forward and say: 
Ma'am, we have got this. Let us take care of this. We have got this. We 
know what we are doing. We understand. We are going to take this crime 
so seriously. We are going to prosecute these cases. Leave it to us. We 
know what we are doing.
  It is infuriating. They should not say they know what they are doing 
or they are just lying to us--it is one or the other--but, either way, 
they are failing. The failure rate is so high--20,000 rapes last year; 
less than 10 percent going to trial of the small number that are even 
considered. The rate of conviction is going down.
  There is no measurable in the entire system of military justice for 
these survivors that is getting better--not one aspect.
  ``We have got this, ma'am. Leave it to us.'' It is just not true. 
They don't have it. They never have.
  If they don't look themselves in the mirror and recognize their 
failures, they never will. Year after year, thousands of servicemembers 
are raped and sexually assaulted and assailants are not held 
accountable. It is not just a few bad apples. In many of those cases, 
the assailant is someone in the survivor's chain of command--the same 
chain of command that decides the case. They pick the judges, the 
juries, the prosecutors, and the defense counsel. That is the system. 
That system is so weighted that if a commander has a view before they 
go in, your chance of success is very little.
  There is no other judicial system in America that would ever allow 
this to happen. That commander is not even trained. He is not a 
prosecutor. He is not a lawyer. This system is not delivering justice. 
People in the military do not have the benefit of civil liberties 
because of this. They don't get justice. They never had it, and they 
never will.
  This amendment, this bipartisan and commonsense reform, leaves the 
majority of uniquely military crimes within the chain of command. It 
would only remove the decision making over whether to prosecute serious 
crimes to independent, trained, unbiased military impartial 
prosecutors.
  It is the Senate's job to provide the oversight and accountability to 
the U.S. military. We owe our U.S. servicemembers everything. For every 
year that we don't address this fundamental scourge, it is another year 
we are failing them. I have asked for a vote, Mr. Chairman and Mr. 
Ranking Member, for 5 years in a row. This is the fifth year I am 
denied a vote. It is the fifth year that you are saying to our 
servicemembers that you don't care, and you don't want to fix the 
system.
  We have tried every small-ball reform you can imagine--every study, 
every panel, every recommendation. We have made sure those 
recommendations got in the underlying bill every year. They are just 
not working. So I would like for us to look ourselves in the mirror and 
say: Are we doing our job? Are we standing by our servicemembers when 
they need us? Sadly, the answer is no.
  Mr. Chairman, I would like to modify your request to include 
amendment No. 1932 to just get a vote on it.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Does the Senator so modify his request?
  Mr. INHOFE. Mr. President, reserving the right to object, let me just 
make a comment first.
  This is a first step. We have a lot of things happening after this. 
We are going to be on the Senate floor for hours and hours. You will 
have ample time to entertain your amendment, and I would be very happy 
to assist you in that.
  For that reason, I would not want to jeopardize those 60 names and 
amendments that I have already offered, to jeopardize their efforts by 
adding your language, and so I do object.
  Mrs. GILLIBRAND. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I will withdraw my 
objection, and I look forward to working with you on the floor.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there an objection to the original request?
  Without objection, it is so ordered.
  Under the order consented, the amendments are now pending, and the 
question is on agreeing to the amendments, en bloc.
  The amendments were agreed to en bloc, as follows


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1694

  (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a 
study on the unemployment rate of female veterans who served on active 
           duty in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001)

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

     SEC. __. STUDY ON UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF FEMALE VETERANS WHO 
                   SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES AFTER 
                   SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 
     in consultation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the 
     Department of Labor, shall conduct a study on why Post-9/11 
     Veterans who are female are at higher risk of unemployment 
     than all other groups of female veterans and their non-
     veteran counterparts.
       (2) Conduct of study.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall conduct the study 
     under paragraph (1) primarily through the Center for Women 
     Veterans under section 318 of title 38, United States Code.
       (B) Consultation.--In carrying out the study conducted 
     under paragraph (1), the Secretary may consult with--
       (i) other Federal agencies, such as the Department of 
     Defense, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Small 
     Business Administration;
       (ii) foundations; and
       (iii) entities in the private sector.
       (3) Elements of study.--The study conducted under paragraph 
     (1) shall include, with respect to Post-9/11 Veterans who are

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     female, at a minimum, an analysis of the following:
       (A) Rank at time of separation from the Armed Forces.
       (B) Geographic location upon such separation.
       (C) Educational level upon such separation.
       (D) The percentage of such veterans who enrolled in an 
     education or employment training program of the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs or the Department of Labor after such 
     separation.
       (E) Industries that have employed such veterans.
       (F) Military occupational specialties available to such 
     veterans.
       (G) Barriers to employment of such veterans.
       (H) Causes to fluctuations in employment of such veterans.
       (I) Current employment training programs of the Department 
     of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Labor that are 
     available to such veterans.
       (J) Economic indicators that impact unemployment of such 
     veterans.
       (K) Health conditions of such veterans that could impact 
     employment.
       (L) Whether there are differences in the analyses conducted 
     under subparagraphs (A) through (K) based on the race of such 
     veteran.
       (M) The difference between unemployment rates of Post-9/11 
     Veterans who are female compared to unemployment rates of 
     Post-9/11 Veterans who are male, including an analysis of 
     potential causes of such difference.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after completing 
     the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to 
     the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives a report on such study.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) The analyses conducted under subsection (a)(3).
       (B) A description of the methods used to conduct the study 
     under subsection (a).
       (C) Such other matters relating to the unemployment rates 
     of Post-9/11 Veterans who are female as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
       (c) Post-9/11 Veteran Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``Post-9/11 Veteran'' means a veteran who served on active 
     duty in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001.


                           amendment no. 1881

 (Purpose: To designate the week of September 20 through September 26, 
           2020, as ``Gold Star Families Remembrance Week'')

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

     SEC. 1085. SENSE OF SENATE ON GOLD STAR FAMILIES REMEMBRANCE 
                   WEEK.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings:
       (1) The last Sunday in September--
       (A) is designated as ``Gold Star Mother's Day'' under 
     section 111 of title 36, United States Code; and
       (B) was first designated as ``Gold Star Mother's Day'' 
     under the Joint Resolution entitled ``Joint Resolution 
     designating the last Sunday in September as `Gold Star 
     Mother's Day', and for other purposes'', approved June 23, 
     1936 (49 Stat. 1895).
       (2) There is no date dedicated to families affected by the 
     loss of a loved one who died in service to the United States.
       (3) A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the 
     line of duty while serving in the Armed Forces.
       (4) The members and veterans of the Armed Forces, through 
     their service, bear the burden of protecting the freedom of 
     the people of the United States.
       (5) The selfless example of the service of the members and 
     veterans of the Armed Forces, as well as the sacrifices made 
     by the families of those individuals, inspires all 
     individuals in the United States to sacrifice and work 
     diligently for the good of the United States.
       (6) The sacrifices of the families of the fallen members of 
     the Armed Forces and the families of veterans of the Armed 
     Forces should never be forgotten.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that the Senate--
       (1) designates the week of September 20 through September 
     26, 2020, as ``Gold Star Families Remembrance Week'';
       (2) honors and recognizes the sacrifices made by--
       (A) the families of members of the Armed Forces who made 
     the ultimate sacrifice in order to defend freedom and protect 
     the United States; and
       (B) the families of veterans of the Armed Forces; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     Gold Star Families Remembrance Week by--
       (A) performing acts of service and good will in their 
     communities; and
       (B) celebrating families in which loved ones made the 
     ultimate sacrifice so that others could continue to enjoy 
     life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


                           amendment no. 1883

 (Purpose: To state the policy of the United States on cooperation in 
                        the Indo-Pacific region)

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

     SEC. 1262. STATEMENT OF POLICY ON COOPERATION IN THE INDO-
                   PACIFIC REGION.

       It is the policy of the United States--
       (1) to strengthen alliances and partnerships in the Indo-
     Pacific region and Europe and with like-minded countries 
     around the globe to effectively compete with the People's 
     Republic of China; and
       (2) to work in collaboration with such allies and 
     partners--
       (A) to address significant diplomatic, economic, and 
     military challenges posed by the People's Republic of China;
       (B) to deter the People's Republic of China from pursuing 
     military aggression;
       (C) to promote the peaceful resolution of territorial 
     disputes in accordance with international law;
       (D) to promote private sector-led long-term economic 
     development while countering efforts by the Government of the 
     People's Republic of China to leverage predatory economic 
     practices as a means of political and economic coercion in 
     the Indo-Pacific region and beyond;
       (E) to promote the values of democracy and human rights, 
     including through efforts to end the repression by the 
     Chinese Communist Party of political dissidents and Uyghurs 
     and other ethnic Muslim minorities, Tibetan Buddhists, 
     Christians, and other minorities;
       (F) to respond to the crackdown by the Chinese Communist 
     Party, in contravention of the commitments made under the 
     Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and the Basic Law of 
     Hong Kong, on the legitimate aspirations of the people of 
     Hong Kong; and
       (G) to counter the Chinese Communist Party's efforts to 
     spread disinformation in the People's Republic of China and 
     beyond with respect to the response of the Chinese Communist 
     Party to COVID-19.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1753

  (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a 
   report to Congress on the screening practices for Great Lakes and 
                       inland waterways seaports)

       At the appropriate place in subtitle F of title X, insert 
     the following:

     SEC. 10__. REPORT ON GREAT LAKES AND INLAND WATERWAYS 
                   SEAPORTS.

       (a) Report Required.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     shall submit a report to the Committee on Homeland Security 
     and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
     Homeland Security of the House of Representatives containing 
     the results of the review and an explanation of the 
     methodology used for the review conducted pursuant to 
     subsection (b) regarding the screening practices for foreign 
     cargo arriving at seaports on the Great Lakes and inland 
     waterways.
       (2) Form.--The report required under paragraph (1) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, to the maximum extent 
     possible, but may include a classified annex, if necessary.
       (b) Scope of Review.--
       (1) Seaport selection.--In selecting seaports on inland 
     waterways to include in the review under this subsection, the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that the inland 
     waterways seaports are--
       (A) equal in number to the Great Lakes seaports included in 
     the review;
       (B) comparable to Great Lakes seaports included in the 
     review, as measured by number of imported shipments arriving 
     at the seaport each year; and
       (C) covered by at least the same number of Field Operations 
     offices as the Great Lakes seaports included in the review, 
     but are not covered by the same Field Operations offices as 
     such Great Lakes seaports.
       (2) Elements.--The Secretary of Homeland Security shall 
     conduct a review of all Great Lakes and selected inland 
     waterways seaports that receive international cargo--
       (A) to determine, for each such seaport--
       (i) the current screening capability, including the types 
     and numbers of screening equipment and whether such equipment 
     is physically located at a seaport or assigned and available 
     in the area and made available to use;
       (ii) the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
     personnel assigned from a Field Operations office, broken out 
     by role;
       (iii) the expenditures for procurement and overtime 
     incurred by U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the 
     most recent fiscal year;
       (iv) the types of cargo received, such as containerized, 
     break-bulk, and bulk;
       (v) the legal entity that owns the seaport;
       (vi) a description of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 
     use of space at the seaport, including--

       (I) whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the 
     General Services Administration owns or leases any 
     facilities; and
       (II) if U.S. Customs and Border Protection is provided 
     space at the seaport, a description of such space, including 
     the number of workstations; and

       (vii) the current cost-sharing arrangement for screening 
     technology or reimbursable services;
       (B) to identify, for each Field Operations office--
       (i) any ports of entry that are staffed remotely from 
     service ports;
       (ii) the distance of each such service port from the 
     corresponding ports of entry; and
       (iii) the number of officers and the types of equipment 
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection utilizes to screen cargo 
     entering or exiting through such ports; and

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       (C) that includes a threat assessment of incoming 
     containerized and noncontainerized cargo at Great Lakes 
     seaports and selected inland waterways seaports.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1803

     (Purpose: To improve efficient use of sensitive compartmented 
                        information facilities)

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

     SEC. ___. EFFICIENT USE OF SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED 
                   INFORMATION FACILITIES.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Director of National Intelligence, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall issue 
     revised guidance authorizing and directing Government 
     agencies and their appropriately cleared contractors to 
     process, store, use, and discuss sensitive compartmented 
     information (SCI) at facilities previously approved to handle 
     such information, without need for further approval by agency 
     or by site. Such guidance shall apply to controlled access 
     programs of the intelligence community and to special access 
     programs of the Department of Defense.


                           Amendment No. 1808

(Purpose: To provide for Federal coordination of activities supporting 
             sustainable chemistry, and for other purposes)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1891

 (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an 
    annual report on the use of deepfake technology, and for other 
                               purposes)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. DEEPFAKE REPORT.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Digital content forgery.--The term ``digital content 
     forgery'' means the use of emerging technologies, including 
     artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, to 
     fabricate or manipulate audio, visual, or text content with 
     the intent to mislead.
       (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security.
       (b) Reports on Digital Content Forgery Technology.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for 5 years, 
     the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Science 
     and Technology, shall produce a report on the state of 
     digital content forgery technology.
       (2) Contents.--Each report produced under paragraph (1) 
     shall include--
       (A) an assessment of the underlying technologies used to 
     create or propagate digital content forgeries, including the 
     evolution of such technologies;
       (B) a description of the types of digital content 
     forgeries, including those used to commit fraud, cause harm, 
     or violate civil rights recognized under Federal law;
       (C) an assessment of how foreign governments, and the 
     proxies and networks thereof, use, or could use, digital 
     content forgeries to harm national security;
       (D) an assessment of how non-governmental entities in the 
     United States use, or could use, digital content forgeries;
       (E) an assessment of the uses, applications, dangers, and 
     benefits of deep learning technologies used to generate high 
     fidelity artificial content of events that did not occur, 
     including the impact on individuals;
       (F) an analysis of the methods used to determine whether 
     content is genuinely created by a human or through digital 
     content forgery technology and an assessment of any effective 
     heuristics used to make such a determination, as well as 
     recommendations on how to identify and address suspect 
     content and elements to provide warnings to users of the 
     content;
       (G) a description of the technological counter-measures 
     that are, or could be, used to address concerns with digital 
     content forgery technology; and
       (H) any additional information the Secretary determines 
     appropriate.
       (3) Consultation and public hearings.--In producing each 
     report required under paragraph (1), the Secretary may--
       (A) consult with any other agency of the Federal Government 
     that the Secretary considers necessary; and
       (B) conduct public hearings to gather, or otherwise allow 
     interested parties an opportunity to present, information and 
     advice relevant to the production of the report.
       (4) Form of report.--Each report required under paragraph 
     (1) shall be produced in unclassified form, but may contain a 
     classified annex.
       (5) Applicability of foia.--Nothing in this section, or in 
     a report produced under this section, shall be construed to 
     allow the disclosure of information or a record that is 
     exempt from public disclosure under section 552 of title 5, 
     United States Code (commonly known as the ``Freedom of 
     Information Act'').
       (6) Applicability of the paperwork reduction act.--
     Subchapter I of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code 
     (commonly known as the ``Paperwork Reduction Act''), shall 
     not apply to this section.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1987

 (Purpose: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide States 
      with information regarding unredeemed matured savings bonds)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. PROVIDING INFORMATION TO STATES REGARDING 
                   UNDELIVERED SAVINGS BONDS.

       Section 3105 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(f)(1) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the 
     Secretary shall provide each State, as digital or other 
     electronically searchable forms become available (including 
     digital images), with sufficient information to identify the 
     registered owner of any applicable savings bond with a 
     registration address that is within such State, including the 
     serial number of the bond, the name and registered address of 
     such owner, and any registered beneficiaries.
       ``(2) The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations or 
     other guidance as may be necessary to carry out the purposes 
     of this subsection, including rules to--
       ``(A) protect the privacy of the owners of applicable 
     savings bonds;
       ``(B) ensure that any information provided to a State under 
     this subsection shall be used solely to locate such owners 
     and assist them in redeeming such bonds with the United 
     States Treasury; and
       ``(C) ensure that owners of applicable savings bonds 
     seeking to redeem such bonds with the United States Treasury 
     are able to do so in an expeditious manner.
       ``(3) Not later than 12 months after the date of enactment 
     of this subsection, and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
     shall submit to the Committee on Appropriations and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate a report assessing all 
     efforts to satisfy the requirement under paragraph (1).
       ``(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term `applicable 
     savings bond' means a matured and unredeemed savings bond.''.


                           amendment no. 1907

(Purpose: To require a report by the Comptroller General of the United 
States on diversity and inclusion within the civilian workforce of the 
                        Department of Defense.)

       At the end of subtitle A of title XI, add the following:

     SEC. __. REPORT BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES 
                   ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WITHIN THE CIVILIAN 
                   WORKFORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.



 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page S4186, July 2, 2020, third column, the following 
appears: ``(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term 
`applicable savings bond' means a matured and unredeemed savings 
bond.''. AMENDMENT NO. 1907 At the end of subtitle A of title XI, 
add the following: SEC. ll. REPORT BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE 
UNITED STATES ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WITHIN THE CIVILIAN 
WORKFORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: ``(4) For purposes 
of this subsection, the term `applicable savings bond' means a 
matured and unredeemed savings bond.''. AMENDMENT NO. 1907 
(Purpose: To require a report by the Comptroller General of the 
United States on diversity and inclusion within the civilian 
workforce of the Department of Defense.) At the end of subtitle A 
of title XI, add the following: SEC. ll. REPORT BY COMPTROLLER 
GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WITHIN THE 
CIVILIAN WORKFORCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 


       (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after enactment of 
     this act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
     submit to Congress a report on issues related to diversity 
     and inclusion within the civilian workforce of the Department 
     of Defense.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description of the demographic composition of the 
     civilian workforce of the Department.
       (2) An assessment of any differences in promotion outcomes 
     among demographic groups of the civilian workforce of the 
     Department.
       (3) An assessment of the extent to which the Department has 
     identified barriers to diversity in its civilian workforce.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2018

 (Purpose: To require a report on the Chemical and Biological Defense 
                 Program of the Department of Defense)

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

     SEC. 1064. REPORT ON THE CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE 
                   PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 60 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report on 
     the Chemical and Biological Defense Program of the Department 
     of Defense.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the significance of the Chemical and 
     Biological Defense Program within the 2018 National Defense 
     Strategy.
       (2) A description and assessment of the threats the 
     Chemical and Biological Defense Program is designed to 
     address.
       (3) An assessment of the capacity of current Chemical and 
     Biological Defense Program facilities to complete their 
     missions if funding levels for the Program are reduced.
       (4) An estimate of the length of time required to return 
     the Chemical and Biological Defense Program to its current 
     capacity if funding levels reduced for the Program as 
     described in paragraph (3) are restored.
       (5) An assessment of the threat posed to members of the 
     Armed Forces as a result of a reduction in testing of gear 
     for field readiness by the Chemical and Biological Defense 
     Program by reason of reduced funding levels for the Program.
       (6) A description and assessment of the necessity of Non 
     Traditional Agent Defense Testing under the Chemical and 
     Biological Defense Program for Individual Protection Systems, 
     Collective Protection Systems, field decontamination systems, 
     and chemical agent detectors.
       (c) Form.--The report required by subsection (a) shall be 
     submitted in classified form, available for review by any 
     Member of Congress, but shall include an unclassified 
     summary.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2391

 (Purpose: To require reports on diversity and inclusion in the Armed 
                                Forces)

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

     SEC. 520. REPORTS ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE ARMED 
                   FORCES.

       (a) Report on Findings of Defense Board on Diversity and 
     Inclusion in the Military.--

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       (1) In general.--Upon the completion by the Defense Board 
     on Diversity and Inclusion in the Military of its report on 
     actionable recommendations to increase racial diversity and 
     ensure equal opportunity across all grades of the Armed 
     Forces, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives a report on the report of the Defense Board, 
     including the findings and recommendations of the Defense 
     Board.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) A comprehensive description of the findings and 
     recommendations of the Defense Board in its report referred 
     to in paragraph (1).
       (B) A comprehensive description of any actionable 
     recommendations of the Defense Board in its report.
       (C) A description of the actions proposed to be undertaken 
     by the Secretary in connection with such recommendations, and 
     a timeline for implementation of such actions.
       (D) A description of the resources used by the Defense 
     Board for its report, and a description and assessment of any 
     shortfalls in such resources for purposes of the Defense 
     Board.
       (b) Report on Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and 
     Inclusion in the Armed Forces.--
       (1) In general.--At the same time the Secretary of Defense 
     submits the report required by subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall also submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the 
     Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the 
     Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the 
     Armed Forces.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) The mission statement or purpose of the Advisory 
     Committee, and any proposed objectives and goals of the 
     Advisory Committee
       (B) A description of current members of the Advisory 
     Committee and the criteria used for selecting members.
       (C) A description of the duties and scope of activities of 
     the Advisory Committee.
       (D) The reporting structure of the Advisory Committee.
       (E) An estimate of the annual operating costs and staff 
     years of the Advisory Committee.
       (F) An estimate of the number and frequency of meetings of 
     the Advisory Committee.
       (G) Any subcommittees, established or proposed, that would 
     support the Advisory Committee.
       (H) Such recommendations for legislative or administrative 
     action as the Secretary considers appropriate to extend the 
     term of the Advisory Committee beyond the proposed 
     termination date of the Advisory Committee.
       (c) Report on Current Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed 
     Forces.--
       (1) In general.--At the same time the Secretary of Defense 
     submits the reports required by subsections (a) and (b), the 
     Secretary shall also submit to the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a 
     report on current diversity and inclusion in the Armed 
     Forces.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) An identification of the current racial, ethnic, and 
     sex composition of each Armed Force generally.
       (B) An identification of the current racial, ethnic, and 
     sex composition of each Armed Force by grade.
       (C) A comparison of the participation rates of minority 
     populations in officer grades, warrant officer grades, and 
     enlisted member grades in each Armed Force with the 
     percentage of such populations among the general population.
       (D) A comparison of the participation rates of minority 
     populations in each career field in each Armed Force with the 
     percentage of such populations among the general population.
       (E) A comparison among the Armed Forces of the percentage 
     of minority populations in each officer grade above grade O-
     4.
       (F) A comparison among the Armed Forces of the percentage 
     of minority populations in each enlisted grade above grade E-
     6.
       (G) A description and assessment of barriers to minority 
     participation in the Armed Forces in connection with 
     accession, assessment, and training.
       (d) Sense of Senate on Defense Advisory Committee on 
     Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed Forces.--It is the sense 
     of the Senate that the Defense Advisory Committee on 
     Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed Forces--
       (1) should consist of diverse group of individuals, 
     including--
       (A) a general or flag officer from each regular component 
     of the Armed Forces;
       (B) a retired general or flag officer from not fewer than 
     two of the Armed Forces;
       (C) a regular officer of the Armed Forces in a grade O-5 or 
     lower;
       (D) a regular enlisted member of the Armed Forces in a 
     grade E-7 or higher;
       (E) a regular enlisted member of the Armed Forces in a 
     grade E-6 or lower;
       (F) a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces in 
     any grade;
       (G) a member of the Department of Defense civilian 
     workforce;
       (H) an member of the academic community with expertise in 
     diversity studies; and
       (I) an individual with appropriate expertise in diversity 
     and inclusion;
       (2) should include individuals from a variety of military 
     career paths, including--
       (A) aviation;
       (B) special operations;
       (C) intelligence;
       (D) cyber;
       (E) space; and
       (F) surface warfare;
       (3) should have a membership such that not fewer than 20 
     percent of members possess--
       (A) a firm understanding of the role of mentorship and best 
     practices in finding and utilizing mentors;
       (B) experience and expertise in change of culture of large 
     organizations; or
       (C) experience and expertise in implementation science; and
       (4) should focus on objectives that address--
       (A) barriers to promotion within the Armed Forces, 
     including development of recommendations on mechanisms to 
     enhance and increase racial diversity and ensure equal 
     opportunity across all grades in the Armed Forces;
       (B) participation of minority officers and senior 
     noncommissioned officers in the Armed Forces, including 
     development of recommendations on mechanisms to enhance and 
     increase such participation;
       (C) recruitment of minority candidates for innovative pre-
     service programs in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training 
     Corps (JROTC), Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
     (SROTC), and military service academies, including programs 
     in connection with flight instruction, special operations, 
     and national security, including development of 
     recommendations on mechanisms to enhance and increase such 
     recruitment;
       (D) retention of minority individuals in senior leadership 
     and mentorship positions in the Armed Forces, including 
     development of recommendations on mechanisms to enhance and 
     increase such retention; and
       (E) achievement of cultural and ethnic diversity in 
     recruitment for the Armed Forces, including development of 
     recommendations on mechanisms to enhance and increase such 
     diversity in recruitment.


                           Amendment No. 1968

  (Purpose: To expand eligibility for mental health services from the 
   Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the reserve 
                    components of the Armed Forces)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1977

  (Purpose: To require a briefing on the assignment of members of the 
Armed Forces on active duty to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center 
                     of the Department of Defense)

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

     SEC. ___. BRIEFING ON ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY TO THE JOINT ARTIFICIAL 
                   INTELLIGENCE CENTER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense, with appropriate 
     representatives of the Armed Forces, shall brief the 
     Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives on the feasibility and the current status of 
     assigning members of the Armed Forces on active duty to the 
     Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) of the Department 
     of Defense. The briefing shall include an assessment of such 
     assignment on each of the following:
       (1) The strengthening of ties between the Joint Artificial 
     Intelligence Center and operational forces for purposes of--
       (A) identifying tactical and operational use cases for 
     artificial intelligence (AI);
       (B) improving data collection; and
       (C) establishing effective liaison between the Center and 
     operational forces for identification and clarification of 
     concerns in the widespread adoption and dissemination of 
     artificial intelligence.
       (2) The creation of opportunities for additional non-
     traditional broadening assignments for members on active 
     duty.
       (3) The career trajectory of active duty members so 
     assigned, including potential negative effects on career 
     trajectory.
       (4) The improvement and enhancement of the capacity of the 
     Center to influence Department-wide policies that affect the 
     adoption of artificial intelligence.


                           Amendment No. 2077

(Purpose: To strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the 
   Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability 
                     within the Federal Government)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           amendment no. 2058

  (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to 
  conduct a study and issue a report on the affordability of insulin)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. STUDY AND REPORT ON THE AFFORDABILITY OF INSULIN.

       The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through 
     the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, shall--
       (1) conduct a study that examines, for each type or 
     classification of diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 
     diabetes, gestational diabetes, and other conditions causing 
     reliance on insulin), the effect of the affordability of 
     insulin on--

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       (A) adherence to insulin prescriptions;
       (B) rates of diabetic ketoacidosis;
       (C) downstream impacts of insulin adherence, including 
     rates of dialysis treatment and end-stage renal disease;
       (D) spending by Federal health programs on acute episodes 
     that could have been averted by adhering to an insulin 
     prescription; and
       (E) other factors, as appropriate, to understand the 
     impacts of insulin affordability on health outcomes, Federal 
     Government spending (including under the Medicare program 
     under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 
     et seq.) and the Medicaid program under title XIX of the 
     Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.)), and insured 
     and uninsured individuals with diabetes; and
       (2) not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, submit to Congress a report on the study conducted 
     under paragraph (1).


                           Amendment No. 2178

     (Purpose: To improve the cyber workforce and establish cyber 
                              challenges)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           amendment no. 2186

 (Purpose: To require the Comptroller General of the United States to 
  submit to Congress a report assessing the billing practices of the 
 Department of Defense for care received under the TRICARE program and 
               at military medical treatment facilities)

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. __. REPORT ON BILLING PRACTICES FOR HEALTH CARE FROM 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) Through the TRICARE program, the Department of Defense 
     provides health care benefits and services to approximately 
     9,500,000 beneficiaries.
       (2) The Department of Defense is not structured as a 
     typical health care provider, which can lead to complicated 
     billing practices and strict deadlines for members of the 
     Armed Forces, former members of the Armed Forces, and their 
     dependents, as well as for providers.
       (3) Numerous findings issued by the Inspector General of 
     the Department of Defense between 2014 and 2019 describe the 
     third-party collection program of the Department as 
     inadequately managed, resulting in substantial uncollected 
     funds that could be used to improve the quality of health 
     care at military medical treatment facilities.
       (4) Numerous press reports have found that the Federal 
     Government aggressively collects unpaid debts from uninsured 
     or low-income civilian patients who happen to receive 
     treatment at a military medical treatment facility, even 
     though providing that treatment often benefits military 
     readiness by providing experience to military medical 
     professionals.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that it 
     is in the national interest of the United States to ensure 
     members of the Armed Forces, former members of the Armed 
     Forces, and their dependents receive high-quality health 
     care, and that Federal agencies prioritize fairness and 
     accessibility when administering health care.
       (c) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than one year after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall submit to Congress a report assessing the 
     billing practices of the Department of Defense for care 
     received under the TRICARE program or at military medical 
     treatment facilities.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) A description of the extent to which data is being 
     collected and maintained on whether beneficiaries under the 
     TRICARE program have other forms of health insurance.
       (B) A description of the extent to which the Secretary of 
     Defense has implemented the recommendations of the Inspector 
     General of the Department of Defense to improve collections 
     of third-party payments for care at military medical 
     treatment facilities and a description of the impact such 
     implementation has had on such beneficiaries.
       (C) A description of the extent to which the process used 
     by managed care support contractors under the TRICARE program 
     to adjudicate third-party liability claims is efficient and 
     effective, including with respect to communication with such 
     beneficiaries.
       (d) TRICARE Program Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``TRICARE program'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 1072 of title 10, United States Code.


                           amendment no. 2215

 (Purpose: To strengthen the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 
                                Agency)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. CISA DIRECTOR.

       Subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (1) in section 5313, by inserting after the item relating 
     to ``Administrator of the Transportation Security 
     Administration'' the following:
     ``Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 
     Agency.''; and
       (2) in section 5314, by striking the item relating to 
     ``Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 
     Agency.''.

     SEC. __. AGENCY REVIEW.

       (a) Requirement of Comprehensive Review.--In order to 
     strengthen the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 
     Agency, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall conduct a 
     comprehensive review of the ability of the Cybersecurity and 
     Infrastructure Security Agency to fulfill--
       (1) the missions of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
     Security Agency; and
       (2) the recommendations detailed in the report issued by 
     the Cyberspace Solarium Commission under section 1652(k) of 
     the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2019 (Public Law 115-232).
       (b) Elements of Review.--The review conducted under 
     subsection (a) shall include the following elements:
       (1) An assessment of how additional budget resources could 
     be used by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security 
     Agency for projects and programs that--
       (A) support the national risk management mission;
       (B) support public and private-sector cybersecurity;
       (C) promote public-private integration; and
       (D) provide situational awareness of cybersecurity threats.
       (2) A comprehensive force structure assessment of the 
     Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency including--
       (A) a determination of the appropriate size and composition 
     of personnel to accomplish the mission of the Cybersecurity 
     and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as the 
     recommendations detailed in the report issued by the 
     Cyberspace Solarium Commission under section 1652(k) of the 
     John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2019 (Public Law 115-232);
       (B) an assessment of whether existing personnel are 
     appropriately matched to the prioritization of threats in the 
     cyber domain and risks in critical infrastructure;
       (C) an assessment of whether the Cybersecurity and 
     Infrastructure Security Agency has the appropriate personnel 
     and resources to--
       (i) perform risk assessments, threat hunting, incident 
     response to support both private and public cybersecurity;
       (ii) carry out the responsibilities of the Cybersecurity 
     and Infrastructure Security Agency related to the security of 
     Federal information and Federal information systems; and
       (iii) carry out the critical infrastructure 
     responsibilities of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
     Security Agency, including national risk management; and
       (D) an assessment of whether current structure, personnel, 
     and resources of regional field offices are sufficient in 
     fulfilling agency responsibilities and mission requirements.
       (c) Submission of Review.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security shall submit a report to Congress detailing the 
     results of the assessments required under subsection (b), 
     including recommendations to address any identified gaps.

     SEC. __. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REVIEW.

       (a) Review.--The Administrator of the General Services 
     Administration shall--
       (1) conduct a review of current Cybersecurity and 
     Infrastructure Security Agency facilities and assess the 
     suitability of such facilities to fully support current and 
     projected mission requirements nationally and regionally; and
       (2) make recommendations regarding resources needed to 
     procure or build a new facility or augment existing 
     facilities to ensure sufficient size and accommodations to 
     fully support current and projected mission requirements, 
     including the integration of personnel from the private 
     sector and other departments and agencies.
       (b) Submission of Review.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the 
     General Services Administration shall submit the review 
     required under subsection (a) to--
       (1) the President;
       (2) the Secretary of Homeland Security; and
       (3) to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security 
     of the House of Representatives.


                           amendment no. 2251

  (Purpose: To extend the prohibition on commercial export of certain 
                munitions to the Hong Kong Police Force)

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

     SEC. 1262. EXTENSION OF PROHIBITION ON COMMERCIAL EXPORT OF 
                   CERTAIN MUNITIONS TO THE HONG KONG POLICE 
                   FORCE.

       Section 3 of the Act entitled ``An Act to prohibit the 
     commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong 
     Police Force'', approved November 27, 2019 (Public Law 116-
     77; 133 Stat. 1174), is amended by striking ``one year after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``on 
     November 27, 2021''.


                           Amendment No. 2231

(Purpose: To ensure appropriate prioritization, spectrum planning, and 
      interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')

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                           AMENDMENT NO. 2255

 (Purpose: To extend real-time sound monitoring at Navy installations 
                where tactical fighter aircraft operate)

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

     SEC. 320. EXTENSION OF REAL-TIME SOUND MONITORING AT NAVY 
                   INSTALLATIONS WHERE TACTICAL FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 
                   OPERATE.

       Section 325(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) is amended by 
     striking ``a 12-month period'' and inserting ``two 12-month 
     periods, including one such period that begins in fiscal year 
     2021''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2238

  (Purpose: To improve coordination of United States sanctions policy)

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

     SEC. 1287. IMPROVED COORDINATION OF UNITED STATES SANCTIONS 
                   POLICY.

       (a) Office of Sanctions Coordination of the Department of 
     State.--
       (1) In general.--Section 1 of the State Department Basic 
     Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2651a) is amended--
       (A) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
       (B) by inserting after subsection (f) the following:
       ``(g) Office of Sanctions Coordination.--
       ``(1) In general.--There is established, within the 
     Department of State, an Office of Sanctions Coordination (in 
     this subsection referred to as the `Office').
       ``(2) Head.--The head of the Office shall--
       ``(A) have the rank and status of ambassador;
       ``(B) be appointed by the President, by and with the advice 
     and consent of the Senate; and
       ``(C) report directly to the Secretary.
       ``(3) Duties.--The head of the Office shall--
       ``(A) exercise sanctions authorities delegated to the 
     Secretary;
       ``(B) serve as the principal advisor to the senior 
     management of the Department and the Secretary regarding the 
     development and implementation of sanctions policy;
       ``(C) serve as the lead representative of the United States 
     in diplomatic engagement on sanctions matters;
       ``(D) consult and closely coordinate with allies and 
     partners of the United States, including the United Kingdom, 
     the European Union and member countries of the European 
     Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South 
     Korea, to ensure the maximum effectiveness of sanctions 
     imposed by the United States and such allies and partners;
       ``(E) serve as the coordinator for the development and 
     implementation of sanctions policy with respect to all 
     activities, policies, and programs of all bureaus and offices 
     of the Department relating to the development and 
     implementation of sanctions policy; and
       ``(F) serve as the lead representative of the Department in 
     interagency discussions with respect to the development and 
     implementation of sanctions policy.
       ``(4) Direct hire authority.--The head of the Office may 
     appoint, without regard to the provisions of sections 3309 
     through 3318 of title 5, United States Code, candidates 
     directly to positions in the competitive service, as defined 
     in section 2102 of that title, in the Office.''.
       (2) Briefing required.--Not later than 60 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days 
     thereafter until the date that is 2 years after such date of 
     enactment, the Secretary of State shall brief the appropriate 
     congressional committees on the efforts of the Department of 
     State to establish the Office of Sanctions Coordination 
     pursuant to section 1(g) of the State Department Basic 
     Authorities Act of 1956, as amended by paragraph (1), 
     including a description of--
       (A) measures taken to implement the requirements of that 
     section and to establish the Office;
       (B) actions taken by the Office to carry out the duties 
     listed in paragraph (3) of that section;
       (C) the resources devoted to the Office, including the 
     number of employees working in the Office; and
       (D) plans for the use of the direct hire authority provided 
     under paragraph (4) of that section.
       (b) Coordination With Allies and Partners of the United 
     States.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of State shall develop and 
     implement mechanisms and programs, as appropriate, through 
     the head of the Office of Sanctions Coordination established 
     pursuant to section 1(g) of the State Department Basic 
     Authorities Act of 1956, as amended by subsection (a)(1), to 
     coordinate the development and implementation of United 
     States sanctions policies with allies and partners of the 
     United States, including the United Kingdom, the European 
     Union and member countries of the European Union, Canada, 
     Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea.
       (2) Information sharing.--The Secretary should pursue the 
     development and implementation of mechanisms and programs 
     under paragraph (1), as appropriate, that involve the sharing 
     of information with respect to policy development and 
     sanctions implementation.
       (3) Capacity building.--The Secretary should pursue 
     efforts, in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury 
     and the head of any other agency the Secretary considers 
     appropriate, to assist allies and partners of the United 
     States, including the countries specified in paragraph (1), 
     as appropriate, in the development of their legal and 
     technical capacities to develop and implement sanctions 
     authorities.
       (4) Exchange programs.--In furtherance of the efforts 
     described in paragraph (3), the Secretary, in coordination 
     with the Secretary of the Treasury and the head of any other 
     agency the Secretary considers appropriate, may enter into 
     agreements with counterpart agencies in foreign governments 
     establishing exchange programs for the temporary detail of 
     government employees to share information and expertise with 
     respect to the development and implementation of sanctions 
     authorities.
       (5) Briefing required.--Not later than 90 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, and every 180 days 
     thereafter until the date that is 5 years after such date of 
     enactment, the Secretary of State shall brief the appropriate 
     congressional committees on the efforts of the Department of 
     State to implement this section, including a description of--
       (A) measures taken to implement paragraph (1);
       (B) actions taken pursuant to paragraphs (2) through (4);
       (C) the extent of coordination between the United States 
     and allies and partners of the United States, including the 
     countries specified in paragraph (1), with respect to the 
     development and implementation of sanctions policy; and
       (D) obstacles preventing closer coordination between the 
     United States and such allies and partners with respect to 
     the development and implementation of sanctions policy.
       (c) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of the Congress 
     that the President should appoint a coordinator for sanctions 
     and national economic security issues within the framework of 
     the National Security Council.
       (d) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on 
     Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on 
     Finance of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on 
     Financial Services, and the Committee on Way and Means of the 
     House of Representatives.


                           amendment no. 2256

 (Purpose: To require an analysis of sourcing and industrial capacity 
                      issues related to aluminum)

       At the end of section 806(c), add the following:
       (12) Aluminum.


                           amendment no. 2241

(Purpose: To express the sense of Congress on the implementation of the 
  Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 with respect to Taiwan arms 
                                 sales)

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

     SEC. 1262. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASIA REASSURANCE INITIATIVE 
                   ACT WITH REGARD TO TAIWAN ARMS SALES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The Department of Defense Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, 
     released on June 1, 2019, states: ``[T]he Asia Reassurance 
     Initiative Act, a major bipartisan legislation, was signed 
     into law by President Trump on December 31, 2018. This 
     legislation enshrines a generational whole-of-government 
     policy framework that demonstrates U.S. commitment to a free 
     and open Indo-Pacific region and includes initiatives that 
     promote sovereignty, rule of law, democracy, economic 
     engagement, and regional security.''.
       (2) The Indo-Pacific Strategy Report further states: ``The 
     United States has a vital interest in upholding the rules-
     based international order, which includes a strong, 
     prosperous, and democratic Taiwan. . .The Department [of 
     Defense] is committed to providing Taiwan with defense 
     articles and services in such quantity as may be necessary to 
     enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense 
     capability.''.
       (3) Section 209(b) of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act 
     of 2018 (22 U.S.C. 3301 note), signed into law on December 
     31, 2018--
       (A) builds on longstanding commitments enshrined in the 
     Taiwan Relations Act (22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.) to provide 
     Taiwan with defense articles; and
       (B) states: ``The President should conduct regular 
     transfers of defense articles to Taiwan that are tailored to 
     meet the existing and likely future threats from the People's 
     Republic of China, including supporting the efforts of Taiwan 
     to develop and integrate asymmetric capabilities, as 
     appropriate, including mobile, survivable, and cost-effective 
     capabilities, into its military forces.''.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 (Public Law 
     115-409; 132 Stat. 5387) has recommitted the United States to 
     support the close, economic, political, and security 
     relationship between the United States and Taiwan; and
       (2) the United States should fully implement the provisions 
     of that Act with regard to regular defensive arms sales to 
     Taiwan.
       (c) Briefing.--Not later than 30 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the

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     Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, or their 
     designees, shall brief the Committee on Foreign Relations of 
     the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House 
     of Representatives on the efforts to implement section 209(b) 
     of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 (22 U.S.C. 
     3301 note).


                           amendment no. 2269

(Purpose: To require a report on the impact of the children of certain 
   Filipino World War II veterans on the national security, foreign 
 policy, and economic and humanitarian interests of the United States)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. REPORT ON IMPACT OF CHILDREN OF CERTAIN FILIPINO 
                   WORLD WAR II VETERANS ON NATIONAL SECURITY, 
                   FOREIGN POLICY, AND ECONOMIC AND HUMANITARIAN 
                   INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES.

       (a) In General.--Not later than December 31, 2020, the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State, shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report on the 
     impact of the children of certain Filipino World War II 
     veterans on the national security, foreign policy, and 
     economic and humanitarian interests of the United States.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The number of Filipino World War II veterans who fought 
     under the United States flag during World War II to protect 
     and defend the United States in the Pacific theater.
       (2) The number of Filipino World War II veterans who died 
     fighting under the United States flag during World War II to 
     protect and defend the United States in the Pacific theater.
       (3) An assessment of the economic and tax contributions 
     that Filipino World War II veterans and their families have 
     made to the United States.
       (4) An assessment of the impact on the United States of 
     exempting from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas 
     the children of the Filipino World War II veterans who were 
     naturalized under--
       (A) section 405 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 
     101-649; 8 U.S.C. 1440 note); or
       (B) title III of the Nationality Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 
     1137; chapter 876), as added by section 1001 of the Second 
     War Powers Act, 1942 (56 Stat. 182; chapter 199).


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2243

(Purpose: To require an assessment of United States manufacturing surge 
                               capacity)

       In section 805(a)(3), insert ``, including manufacturing 
     surge capacity,'' after ``evaluation of the competitive 
     strengths and weaknesses of United States industry''.


                           Amendment No. 2270

    (Purpose: To provide assistance for United States citizens and 
 nationals taken hostage or unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, 
                        and for other purposes)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2248

                 (Purpose: Relating to the Space Force)

       After section 931, insert the following:

     SEC. 931A. OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF SPACE OPERATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 908 of title 10, United States 
     Code, as amended by section 931(e) of this Act, is further 
     amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 9083 as section 9085; and
       (2) by inserting after section 9082 the following new 
     sections:

     ``Sec. 9083. Office of the Chief of Space Operations: 
       function; composition

       ``(a) Function.--There is in the executive part of the 
     Department of the Air Force an Office of the Chief of Space 
     Operations to assist the Secretary of the Air Force in 
     carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary.
       ``(b) Composition.--The Office of the Chief of Space 
     Operations is composed of the following:
       ``(1) The Chief of Space Operations.
       ``(2) Such other offices and officials as may be 
     established by law or as the Secretary of the Air Force may 
     establish or designate.
       ``(3) Other members of the Space Force and Air Force 
     assigned or detailed to the Office of the Chief of Space 
     Operations.
       ``(4) Civilian employees in the Department of the Air Force 
     assigned or detailed to the Office of the Chief of Space 
     Operations.
       ``(c) Organization.--Except as otherwise specifically 
     prescribed by law, the Office of the Chief of Space 
     Operations shall be organized in such manner, and the members 
     of the Office of the Chief of Space Operations shall perform 
     such duties and have such titles, as the Secretary of the Air 
     Force may prescribe.

     ``Sec. 9084. Office of the Chief of Space Operations: general 
       duties

       ``(a) Professional Assistance.--The Office of the Chief of 
     Space Operations shall furnish professional assistance to the 
     Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Space Operations, 
     and other personnel of the Office of the Secretary of the Air 
     Force or the Office of the Chief of Space Operations.
       ``(b) Authorities.--Under the authority, direction, and 
     control of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Office of the 
     Chief of Space Operations shall--
       ``(1) subject to subsections (c) and (d) of section 9014 of 
     this title, prepare for such employment of the Space Force, 
     and for such recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping 
     (including research and development), training, servicing, 
     mobilizing, demobilizing, administering, and maintaining of 
     the Space Force, as will assist in the execution of any 
     power, duty, or function of the Secretary of the Air Force or 
     the Chief of Space Operations;
       ``(2) investigate and report upon the efficiency of the 
     Space Force and its preparation to support military 
     operations by commanders of the combatant commands;
       ``(3) prepare detailed instructions for the execution of 
     approved plans and supervise the execution of those plans and 
     instructions;
       ``(4) as directed by the Secretary of the Air Force or the 
     Chief of Space Operations, coordinate the action of 
     organizations of the Space Force; and
       ``(5) perform such other duties, not otherwise assigned by 
     law, as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Air 
     Force.''.
       (b) Table of Sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 908 of such title, as amended by section 
     931(f) of this Act, is further amended by striking the item 
     related to section 9083 and inserting the following the 
     following new items:

``9083. Office of the Chief of Space Operations: function; composition.
``9084. Office of the Chief of Space Operations: general duties.
``9085. Regular Space Force: composition.''.

       At the end of part II of subtitle D of title IX, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 944. CLARIFICATION OF PROCUREMENT OF COMMERCIAL 
                   SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 963 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting before section 9532 the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 9531. Procurement of commercial satellite 
       communications services

       ``The Secretary of the Air Force shall be responsible for 
     the procurement of commercial satellite communications 
     services for the Department of Defense.''.
       (b) Table of Sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 963 of such title is amended by 
     inserting before the item relating to section 9532 the 
     following new item:

``9531. Procurement of commercial satellite communications services.''.

     SEC. 945. TEMPORARY EXEMPTION FROM AUTHORIZED DAILY AVERAGE 
                   OF MEMBERS IN PAY GRADES E-8 AND E-9.

       Section 517 of title 10, United States Code, shall not 
     apply to the Space Force until October 1, 2023.

     SEC. 946. APPLICATION OF ACQUISITION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO 
                   DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED 
                   TO ACQUISITION POSITIONS WITHIN THE SPACE 
                   FORCE.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 81 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 1599i. Application of acquisition demonstration 
       project to Department of the Air Force employees assigned 
       to acquisition positions within the Space Force

       ``For purposes of the demonstration project authorized by 
     section 1762 of this title, the Secretary of Defense may 
     apply the provisions of such section, including any 
     regulations, procedures, waivers, or guidance implementing 
     such section, to employees of the Department of the Air Force 
     assigned to acquisition positions within the Space Force.''.
       (b) Table of Sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``1599i. Application of acquisition demonstration project to Department 
              of the Air Force employees assigned to acquisition 
              positions within the Space Force.''.

     SEC. 947. AIR AND SPACE FORCE MEDAL.

       (a) Supersedure of Airman's Medal With Air and Space Force 
     Medal.--
       (1) In general.--Section 9280 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Airman's Medal'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``Air and Space Force Medal''; and
       (B) in subsection (a)(1), by inserting ``or the Space 
     Force'' after ``the Air Force''.
       (2) Section heading.--The heading of such section is 
     amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 9280. Air and Space Force Medal: award; limitations''.

       (3) Table of sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 937 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 9280 and inserting the following 
     new item:

``9280. Air and Space Force Medal: award; limitations.''.
       (b) Differentiation in Design.--The President shall ensure 
     that the design of the Air and Space Force Medal and 
     accompanying ribbon (and any related bar or device) awarded 
     under section 9280 of title 10, United States Code (as 
     amended by subsection (a)), differs in an appropriate manner 
     from the design of the Airman's Medal and accompanying 
     ribbon, bar, or device awarded under section 9280 of title 
     10, United States Code, as such section was in effect on the 
     date before the date of the enactment of this Act.


                           Amendment No. 2275

     (Purpose: To require a plan for the continuity of the economy)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')

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                           Amendment No. 2277

(Purpose: To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved 
  in the erosion of certain obligations of China with respect to Hong 
                                 Kong)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           Amendment No. 2204

 (Purpose: To amend the Oklahoma City National Memorial Act of 1997 to 
authorize the transfer of funds for the endowment fund for the Oklahoma 
            City National Memorial, and for other purposes)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL 
                   MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND.

       Section 7(1) of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Act of 
     1997 (16 U.S.C. 450ss-5(1)) is amended by striking ``there is 
     hereby authorized'' and inserting ``the Secretary may 
     provide, from the National Park Service's national recreation 
     and preservation account, the remainder of''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2417

   (Purpose: To modify the requirements for the Department of Energy 
response to the review by the Nuclear Weapons Council of the budget of 
             the National Nuclear Security Administration)

       Beginning on page 1028, strike line 7 and all that follows 
     through page 1029, line 8, and insert the following:
       ``(3) Department of energy response.--
       ``(A) In general.--If the Council submits to the Secretary 
     of Energy a written description under paragraph (2)(B)(i) 
     with respect to the budget request of the Administration for 
     a fiscal year, the Secretary shall include as an appendix to 
     the budget request submitted to the Director of the Office of 
     Management and Budget--
       ``(i) the funding levels and initiatives identified in the 
     description under paragraph (2)(B)(i); and
       ``(ii) any additional comments the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.
       ``(B) Transmission to congress.--The Secretary of Energy 
     shall transmit to Congress, with the budget justification 
     materials submitted in support of the Department of Energy 
     budget for a fiscal year (as submitted with the budget of the 
     President under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States 
     Code), a copy of the appendix described in subparagraph 
     (A).''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1797

(Purpose: To improve the authority for operations of unmanned aircraft 
                       for educational purposes)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. IMPROVING THE AUTHORITY FOR OPERATIONS OF UNMANNED 
                   AIRCRAFT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.

       Section 350 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public 
     Law 115-254; 49 U.S.C 44809 note) is amended
       (1) in the section heading, by striking ``at institutions 
     of higher education'' and inserting ``for educational 
     purposes''; and
       (2) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``aircraft system operated by'' and 
     inserting the following: ``aircraft system--
       ``(1) operated by'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), as added by subparagraph (A), by 
     striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) flown as part of the established curriculum of an 
     elementary school or secondary school (as such terms are 
     defined in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801));
       ``(3) flown as part of an established Junior Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program; or
       ``(4) flown as part of an educational program that is 
     chartered by a recognized community-based organization (as 
     defined in subsection (h) of such section).''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1825

(Purpose: To require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, 
to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed 
                                 rule)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. REQUIREMENT TO POST A 100 WORD SUMMARY TO 
                   REGULATIONS.GOV.

       Section 553(b) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) the Internet address of a summary of not more than 
     100 words in length of the proposed rule, in plain language, 
     that shall be posted on the Internet website under section 
     206(d) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note) 
     (commonly known as regulations.gov).''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1878

 (Purpose: To authorize certain postgraduate health care employees and 
 health professions trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
                  provide treatment via telemedicine)

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

     SEC. 1085. MODIFICATION OF LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH 
                   CARE PROFESSIONALS PROVIDING TREATMENT VIA 
                   TELEMEDICINE.

       Section 1730C(b) of title 38, United States Code, is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(b) Covered Health Care Professionals.--For purposes of 
     this section, a covered health care professional is any of 
     the following individuals:
       ``(1) A health care professional who--
       ``(A) is an employee of the Department appointed under 
     section 7306, 7401, 7405, 7406, or 7408 of this title or 
     title 5;
       ``(B) is authorized by the Secretary to provide health care 
     under this chapter;
       ``(C) is required to adhere to all standards for quality 
     relating to the provision of health care in accordance with 
     applicable policies of the Department; and
       ``(D)(i) has an active, current, full, and unrestricted 
     license, registration, or certification in a State to 
     practice the health care profession of the health care 
     professional; or
       ``(ii) with respect to a health care profession listed 
     under section 7402(b) of this title, has the qualifications 
     for such profession as set forth by the Secretary.
       ``(2) A postgraduate health care employee who--
       ``(A) is appointed under section 7401(1), 7401(3), or 7405 
     of this title or title 5 for any category of personnel 
     described in paragraph (1) or (3) of section 7401 of this 
     title;
       ``(B) must obtain an active, current, full, and 
     unrestricted license, registration, or certification or meet 
     qualification standards set forth by the Secretary within a 
     specified time frame; and
       ``(C) is under the clinical supervision of a health care 
     professional described in paragraph (1); or
       ``(3) A health professions trainee who--
       ``(A) is appointed under section 7405 or 7406 of this 
     title; and
       ``(B) is under the clinical supervision of a health care 
     professional described in paragraph (1).''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1966

(Purpose: To provide assistance to manage farmer and rancher stress and 
          for the mental health of individuals in rural areas)

       At appropriate place in title X, insert the following:

     SEC. 1___. ASSISTANCE FOR FARMER AND RANCHER STRESS AND 
                   MENTAL HEALTH OF INDIVIDUALS IN RURAL AREAS.

       (a) Definition of Secretary.--In this section, the term 
     ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture.
       (b) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) according to the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention, the suicide rate is 45 percent greater in rural 
     areas of the United States than the suicide rate in urban 
     areas of the United States;
       (2) farmers face social isolation, the potential for 
     financial losses, barriers to seeking mental health services, 
     and access to lethal means to commit suicide; and
       (3) as commodity prices fall and farmers face uncertainty, 
     reports of farmer suicides are increasing.
       (c) Public Service Announcement Campaign to Address Farm 
     and Ranch Mental Health.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall carry out a 
     public service announcement campaign to address the mental 
     health of farmers and ranchers.
       (2) Requirements.--The public service announcement campaign 
     under paragraph (1) shall include television, radio, print, 
     outdoor, and digital public service announcements.
       (3) Contractor.--The Secretary may enter into a contract or 
     other agreement with a third party to carry out the public 
     service announcement campaign under paragraph (1).
       (4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this 
     subsection $3,000,000, to remain available until expended.
       (d) Employee Training Program to Manage Farmer and Rancher 
     Stress.--
       (1) In general.--Subtitle A of the Department of 
     Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6912 et 
     seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 224B. EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM TO MANAGE FARMER AND 
                   RANCHER STRESS.

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall establish a 
     voluntary program to train employees of the Farm Service 
     Agency, the Risk Management Agency, and the Natural Resources 
     Conservation Service in the management of stress experienced 
     by farmers and ranchers, including the detection of stress 
     and suicide prevention.
       ``(b) Requirement.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     on which the Secretary submits a report on the results of the 
     pilot program being carried out by the Secretary as of the 
     date of enactment of this section to train employees of the 
     Department in the management of stress experienced by farmers 
     and ranchers, and based on the recommendations contained in 
     that report, the Secretary shall develop a training program 
     to carry out subsection (a).
       ``(c) Report.--Not less frequently than once every 2 years, 
     the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of 
     the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report 
     describing the implementation of this section.''.

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       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Subtitle A of the Department of Agriculture 
     Reorganization Act of 1994 is amended by redesignating 
     section 225 (7 U.S.C. 6925) as section 224A.
       (B) Section 296(b) of the Department of Agriculture 
     Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 7014(b)) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(11) The authority of the Secretary to carry out section 
     224B.''.
       (e) Task Force for Assessment of Causes of Mental Stress 
     and Best Practices for Response.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall convene a task force 
     of agricultural and rural stakeholders at the national, 
     State, and local levels--
       (A) to assess the causes of mental stress in farmers and 
     ranchers; and
       (B) to identify best practices for responding to that 
     mental stress.
       (2) Submission of report.--Not later than 1 year after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the task force convened under 
     paragraph (1) shall submit to the Secretary a report 
     containing the assessment and best practices under 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, of that paragraph.
       (3) Collaboration.--In carrying out this subsection, the 
     task force convened under paragraph (1) shall collaborate 
     with nongovernmental organizations and State and local 
     agencies.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1971

   (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide 
 veterans read-only access to the documents of such veterans contained 
            in the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record)

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 752. ACCESS OF VETERANS TO INDIVIDUAL LONGITUDINAL 
                   EXPOSURE RECORD.

       The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Defense, shall provide to a veteran read-only 
     access to the documents of the veteran contained in the 
     Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record in a printable format 
     through a portal accessible through a website of the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs and a website of the 
     Department of Defense.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1991

(Purpose: To establish limitations regarding Confucius Institutes, and 
                          for other purposes)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. __. RESTRICTIONS ON CONFUCIUS INSTITUTES.

       (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Confucius 
     Institute'' means a cultural institute directly or indirectly 
     funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
       (b) Restrictions on Confucius Institutes.--An institution 
     of higher education or other postsecondary educational 
     institution (referred to in this section as an 
     ``institution'') shall not be eligible to receive Federal 
     funds from the Department of Education (except funds under 
     title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 
     et seq.) or other Department of Education funds that are 
     provided directly to students) unless the institution ensures 
     that any contract or agreement between the institution and a 
     Confucius Institute includes clear provisions that--
       (1) protect academic freedom at the institution;
       (2) prohibit the application of any foreign law on any 
     campus of the institution; and
       (3) grant full managerial authority of the Confucius 
     Institute to the institution, including full control over 
     what is being taught, the activities carried out, the 
     research grants that are made, and who is employed at the 
     Confucius Institute.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2053

  (Purpose: To impose reporting requirements relating to the SBIR and 
          STTR programs of the Small Business Administration)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

       Section 9(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(b)) 
     is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (7)--
       (A) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (G), by adding ``and'' at the end; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(H) with respect to a Federal agency to which subsection 
     (f)(1) or (n)(1) applies, whether the Federal agency has 
     satisfied the requirement under each applicable subsection 
     for the year covered by the report;'';
       (2) in paragraph (9), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in paragraph (10), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(11) with respect to a Federal agency to which subsection 
     (f)(1) or (n)(1) applies and that the Administration 
     determines has not satisfied the requirement under either 
     applicable subsection, require the head of that Federal 
     agency to submit to the Committee on Small Business and 
     Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small 
     Business of the House of Representatives a report regarding 
     why the Federal agency has not satisfied the requirement.''.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2138

       (Purpose: To leverage commercial satellite remote sensing)

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

     SEC. ___. LEVERAGING COMMERCIAL SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING.

       (a) In General.--In acquiring geospatial-intelligence, the 
     Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Director of 
     the National Reconnaissance Office and the Director of the 
     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, shall leverage, to 
     the maximum extent practicable, the capabilities of United 
     States industry, including through the use of commercial 
     geospatial-intelligence services and acquisition of 
     commercial satellite imagery.
       (b) Obtaining Future Geospatial-intelligence Data.--The 
     Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, as part of an 
     analysis of alternatives for the future acquisition of space 
     systems for geospatial-intelligence, shall--
       (1) consider whether there is a suitable, cost-effective, 
     commercial capability available that can meet any or all of 
     the geospatial-intelligence requirements of the Department 
     and the intelligence community;
       (2) if a suitable, cost-effective, commercial capability is 
     available as described in paragraph (1), determine whether it 
     is in the national interest to develop a governmental space 
     system for geospatial intelligence; and
       (3) include, as part of the established acquisition 
     reporting requirements to the appropriate committees of 
     Congress, any determination made under paragraphs (1) and 
     (2).
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--
       (A) the congressional defense committees;
       (B) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and
       (C) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
     House of Representatives.
       (2) The term ``intelligence community'' has the meaning 
     given such term in section 3 of the National Security Act of 
     1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003).


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2168

 (Purpose: To express the Sense of Congress on support for coordinated 
            action to ensure the security of Baltic allies)

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

     SEC. 1242. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SUPPORT FOR COORDINATED 
                   ACTION TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF BALTIC ALLIES.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the continued security of the Baltic states of Estonia, 
     Latvia, and Lithuania is critical to achieving United States 
     national security interests and defense objectives against 
     the acute and formidable threat posed by Russia;
       (2) the United States and the Baltic states are leaders in 
     the mission of defending independence and democracy from 
     aggression and in promoting stability and security within the 
     North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with non-NATO 
     partners, and with other international organizations such as 
     the European Union;
       (3) the Baltic states are model NATO allies in terms of 
     burden sharing and capital investment in materiel critical to 
     United States and allied security, investment of over 2 
     percent of their gross domestic product on defense 
     expenditure, allocating over 20 percent of their defense 
     budgets on capital modernization, matching security 
     assistance from the United States, frequently deploying their 
     forces around the world in support of allied and United 
     States objectives, and sharing diplomatic, technical, 
     military, and analytical expertise on defense and security 
     matters;
       (4) the United States should continue to strengthen 
     bilateral and multilateral defense by, with, and through 
     allied nations, particularly those that possess expertise and 
     dexterity but do not enjoy the benefits of national economies 
     of scale;
       (5) the United States should pursue a dedicated initiative 
     focused on defense and security assistance, coordination, and 
     planning designed to ensure the continued security of the 
     Baltic states and on deterring current and future challenges 
     to the national sovereignty of United States allies and 
     partners in the Baltic region; and
       (6) such an initiative should include an innovative and 
     comprehensive conflict deterrence strategy for the Baltic 
     region encompassing the unique geography of the Baltic 
     states, modern and diffuse threats to their land, sea, and 
     air spaces, and necessary improvements to their defense 
     posture, including command-and-control infrastructure, 
     intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities, 
     communications equipment and networks, and special forces.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2217

  (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on 
   military aviators and aviation support personnel to determine the 
  incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among such aviators and 
                               personnel)

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 752. STUDY ON THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND 
                   MORTALITY AMONG MILITARY AVIATORS AND AVIATION 
                   SUPPORT PERSONNEL.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense, in conjunction 
     with the National Institutes of Health and the National 
     Cancer Institute, shall conduct a study on cancer among 
     covered individuals in two phases as provided in this 
     subsection.

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       (2) Phase 1.--
       (A) In general.--Under the initial phase of the study 
     conducted under paragraph (1), the Secretary of Defense shall 
     determine if there is a higher incidence of cancers occurring 
     for covered individuals as compared to similar age groups in 
     the general population through the use of the database of the 
     Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program of the 
     National Cancer Institute.
       (B) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress a report on the findings 
     of the initial phase of the study under subparagraph (A).
       (3) Phase 2.--
       (A) In general.--If, pursuant to the initial phase of the 
     study under paragraph (2), the Secretary concludes that there 
     is an increased rate of cancers among covered individuals, 
     the Secretary shall conduct a second phase of the study under 
     which the Secretary shall do the following:
       (i) Identify the carcinogenic toxins or hazardous materials 
     associated with military flight operations from shipboard or 
     land bases or facilities, such as fuels, fumes, and other 
     liquids.
       (ii) Identify the operating environments, including 
     frequencies or electromagnetic fields, where exposure to 
     ionizing radiation (associated with high altitude flight) and 
     nonionizing radiation (associated with airborne, ground, and 
     shipboard radars) occurred in which covered individuals could 
     have received increased radiation amounts.
       (iii) Identify, for each covered individual, duty stations, 
     dates of service, aircraft flown, and additional duties 
     (including Landing Safety Officer, Catapult and Arresting 
     Gear Officer, Air Liaison Officer, Tactical Air Control 
     Party, or personnel associated with aircraft maintenance, 
     supply, logistics, fuels, or transportation) that could have 
     increased the risk of cancer for such covered individual.
       (iv) Determine locations where a covered individual served 
     or additional duties of a covered individual that are 
     associated with higher incidences of cancers.
       (v) Identify potential exposures due to service in the 
     Armed Forces that are not related to aviation, such as 
     exposure to burn pits or toxins in contaminated water, 
     embedded in the soil, or inside bases or housing.
       (vi) Determine the appropriate age to begin screening 
     covered individuals for cancer based on race, gender, flying 
     hours, period of service as aviation support personnel, Armed 
     Force, type of aircraft, and mission.
       (B) Data.--The Secretary shall format all data included in 
     the study conducted under this paragraph in accordance with 
     the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program of 
     the National Cancer Institute, including by disaggregating 
     such data by race, gender, and age.
       (C) Report.--Not later than one year after the submittal of 
     the report under paragraph (2)(B), if the Secretary conducts 
     the second phase of the study under this paragraph, the 
     Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of 
     Congress a report on the findings of the study conducted 
     under this paragraph.
       (4) Use of data from previous studies.--In conducting the 
     study under this subsection, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     incorporate data from previous studies conducted by the Air 
     Force, the Navy, or the Marine Corps that are relevant to the 
     study under this subsection, including data from the 
     comprehensive study conducted by the Air Force identifying 
     each covered individual and documenting the cancers, dates of 
     diagnoses, and mortality of each covered individual.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Appropriate committee of congress.--The term 
     ``appropriate committees of Congress'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Veterans' Affairs of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives.
       (2) Armed forces.--The term ``Armed Forces''--
       (A) has the meaning given the term ``armed forces'' in 
     section 101 of title 10, United States Code; and
       (B) includes the reserve components named in section 10101 
     of such title.
       (3) Covered individual.--The term ``covered individual''--
       (A) means an aviator or aviation support personnel who--
       (i) served in the Armed Forces on or after February 28, 
     1961; and
       (ii) receives benefits under chapter 55 of title 10, United 
     States Code; and
       (B) includes any air crew member of fixed-wing aircraft and 
     personnel supporting generation of the aircraft, including 
     pilots, navigators, weapons systems operators, aircraft 
     system operators, personnel associated with aircraft 
     maintenance, supply, logistics, fuels, or transportation, and 
     any other crew member who regularly flies in an aircraft or 
     is required to complete the mission of the aircraft.


                           amendment no. 2220

   (Purpose: To express the sense of the Senate on the extension of 
 limitations on the importation of uranium from the Russian Federation)

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

     SEC. 3168. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON EXTENSION OF LIMITATIONS ON 
                   IMPORTATION OF URANIUM FROM RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

       It is the sense of the Senate that--
       (1) a secure nuclear fuel supply chain is essential to the 
     economic and national security of the United States;
       (2) the United States should--
       (A) expeditiously complete negotiation of an extension of 
     the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on 
     Uranium from the Russian Federation (commonly referred to as 
     the ``Russian Suspension Agreement''); or
       (B) if an agreement to extend the Russian Suspension 
     Agreement cannot be reached, complete the antidumping 
     investigation under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
     U.S.C. 1671 et seq.) with respect to imports of uranium from 
     the Russian Federation--
       (i) to avoid unfair trade in uranium and maintain a nuclear 
     fuel supply chain in the United States, consistent with the 
     national security and nonproliferation goals of the United 
     States; and
       (ii) to protect the United States nuclear fuel supply chain 
     from the continued manipulation of the global and United 
     States uranium markets by the Russian Federation and Russian-
     influenced competitors;
       (3) a renegotiated, long-term extension of the Russian 
     Suspension Agreement can prevent adversaries of the United 
     States from monopolizing the nuclear fuel supply chain;
       (4) as was done in 2008, upon completion of a new 
     negotiated long-term extension of the Russian Suspension 
     Agreement, Congress should enact legislation to codify the 
     terms of extension into law to ensure long-term stability for 
     the domestic nuclear fuel supply chain; and
       (5) if the negotiations to extend the Russian Suspension 
     Agreement prove unsuccessful, Congress should be prepared to 
     enact legislation to prevent the manipulation by the Russian 
     Federation of global uranium markets and potential domination 
     by the Russian Federation of the United States uranium 
     market.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2235

     (Purpose: To authorize a pilot program to explore the use of 
 consumption-based solutions to address software-intensive warfighting 
                              capability)

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

     SEC. 884. PILOT PROGRAM EXPLORING THE USE OF CONSUMPTION-
                   BASED SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS SOFTWARE-INTENSIVE 
                   WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY.

       (a) Finding.--In its final report, the Section 809 Panel 
     recommended the adoption of consumption-based approaches at 
     the Department of Defense, stating, ``More things will be 
     sold as a service in the future. XaaS could really mean 
     everything in the context of the Internet of things (IoT). 
     Consumption-based solutions are appearing in many industry 
     sectors, from last mile transportation (e.g., bike shares and 
     electric scooters) to agriculture (e.g., tractor-as-a-service 
     for farmers in developing countries). Most smart phone users 
     are familiar with software updates that provide bug fixes or 
     new features. A more extreme example of technology innovation 
     enabled by the IoT is the ability to deliver physical 
     performance improvements to vehicles through over-the-air 
     software updates. . . In the not-so-distant future, cloud 
     computing and the IoT will enable consumption-based solution 
     offerings and delivery models that are hard to imagine 
     today.''
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress--
       (1) that the Department of Defense should take advantage of 
     ``as-a-service'' or ``aaS'' approaches in commercial 
     capability development, particularly where the capability is 
     software-defined, and cloud-enabled;
       (2) to support the Department of Defense's commitment to 
     new approaches to development and acquisition of software;
       (3) that the Department should explore a variety of 
     approaches, to include the use of consumption-based solutions 
     for software-intensive warfighting capability; and
       (4) that, in conducting activities under the pilot program 
     established under this program, the Department should use the 
     Software pathway under the new Adaptive Acquisition 
     Framework.
       (c) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
     appropriations, the Secretary of Defense is authorized to 
     establish a pilot program to explore the use of consumption-
     based solutions to address software-intensive warfighting 
     capability.
       (d) Selection of Initiatives.--The Secretary of each 
     military department and the commander of each combatant 
     command with acquisition authority shall propose for 
     selection by the Secretary of Defense for the pilot program 
     at least one and not more than three initiatives that are 
     well-suited to explore consumption-based solutions to address 
     software-intensive warfighting capability. The initiatives 
     may be new or existing programs of record and shall focus on 
     software-defined or machine-enabled warfighting applications, 
     and may include applications that--
       (1) rapidly analyze sensor data;
       (2) secure warfighter networks, including multi-level 
     security;
       (3) swiftly transport information across various networks 
     and network modalities; or
       (4) otherwise enable joint all-domain operational concepts, 
     including in a contested environment.
       (e) Contract Requirements.--Contracts for consumption-based 
     solutions entered into

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     pursuant to the pilot program shall provide for--
       (1) the solution to be measurable on a frequent interval 
     customary for the type of solution;
       (2) the contractor to notify the government when 
     consumption reaches 75 percent and 90 percent of the contract 
     funded amount; and
       (3) discretion for the contracting officer to add new 
     features or capabilities without additional competition for 
     the contract, provided that the amount of the new features or 
     capabilities does not exceed 25 percent of the total contract 
     value.
       (f) Duration of Initiatives.--Each initiative carried out 
     under the pilot program shall be carried out during the 
     three-year period following selection of the initiative.
       (g) Monitoring and Evaluation of Pilot Program.--The 
     Director of the Office of Cost Assessment and Program 
     Evaluation shall establish continuous monitoring to evaluate 
     the pilot program established under subsection (c), including 
     collecting data on cost, schedule, and performance from the 
     program office, the user community, and the contractors.
       (h) Reports.--
       (1) Initial report.--Not later than January 31, 2021, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on initiatives selected for the 
     pilot program, roles and responsibilities for implementing 
     the pilot program, and the monitoring and evaluation approach 
     for the pilot.
       (2) Progress report.--Not later than April 15, 2021, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on the progress of the 
     initiatives.
       (3) Final report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report on 
     the cost, schedule, and performance outcomes of the 
     initiatives. The report shall also include lessons learned 
     about the use of consumption-based solutions for software-
     intensive capabilities and any recommendations for statutory 
     or regulatory changes to facilitate their use.
       (i) Consumption-based Solution Defined.--In this section, 
     the term ``consumption-based solution'' means any combination 
     of software, hardware or equipment, and labor or services 
     that provides a seamless capability that is metered and 
     billed based on actual usage and predetermined pricing per 
     resource unit, and includes the ability to rapidly scale 
     capacity up or down.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2257

(Purpose: To require a report on the use and potential refurbishment of 
    existing operating and mothballed Federal research and testing 
   facilities to support hypersonics activities of the Department of 
                                Defense)

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

     SEC. ___. REPORT ON USE OF TESTING FACILITIES TO RESEARCH AND 
                   DEVELOP HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report on the costs and 
     benefits of the use and potential refurbishment of existing 
     operating and mothballed Federal research and testing 
     facilities to support hypersonics activities of the 
     Department of Defense.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2287

  (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on 
  cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their families)

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

     SEC. ___. STUDY ON CYBEREXPLOITATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

       (a) Study Required.--Not later than 150 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     complete a study on the cyberexploitation of the personal 
     information and accounts of members of the Armed Forces and 
     their families.
       (b) Elements.--The study required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) An intelligence assessment of the threat currently 
     posed by foreign government and non-state actor 
     cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their 
     families, including generalized assessments as to whether 
     cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their 
     families is a substantial threat as compared to other means 
     of information warfare and as to whether cyberexploitation of 
     members of the Armed Forces and their families is an 
     increasing threat.
       (2) Case-study analysis of three known occurrences of 
     attempted cyberexploitation against members of the Armed 
     Forces and their families, including assessments of the 
     vulnerability and the ultimate consequences of the attempted 
     cyberexploitation.
       (3) A description of the actions taken by the Department of 
     Defense to educate members of the Armed Forces and their 
     families, including particularly vulnerable subpopulations, 
     about any actions that can be taken to reduce these threats.
       (4) An intelligence assessment of the threat posed by 
     foreign government and non-state actor creation and use of 
     deep fakes featuring members of the Armed Forces or their 
     families, including generalized assessments of the maturity 
     of the technology used in the creation of deep fakes and as 
     to how deep fakes have been used or might be used to conduct 
     information warfare.
       (5) Development of recommendations for policy changes to 
     reduce the vulnerability of members of the Armed Forces and 
     their families to cyberexploitation, including 
     recommendations for legislative or administrative action.
       (c) Report.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report on the findings of 
     the Secretary with respect to the study required by 
     subsection (a).
       (2) Form.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified 
     annex.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``cyberexploitation'' means the use of digital 
     means to knowingly access, or conspire to access, without 
     authorization, an individual's personal information to be 
     employed (or to be used) with malicious intent.
       (2) The term ``deep fake'' means the digital insertion of a 
     person's likeness into or digital alteration of a person's 
     likeness in visual media, such as photographs and videos, 
     without the person's permission and with malicious intent.


                           amendment no. 2298

   (Purpose: To require a report on round-the-clock availability of 
childcare for members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the 
            Department of Defense who work rotating shifts)

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

     SEC. 1064. REPORT ON ROUND-THE-CLOCK AVAILABILITY OF 
                   CHILDCARE FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND 
                   CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
                   WHO WORK ROTATING SHIFTS.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 270 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives a report setting forth the 
     results of a study, conducted by the Secretary for purposes 
     of the report, on the feasibility and advisability of making 
     round-the-clock childcare available for children of members 
     of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department 
     of Defense who works on rotating shifts at military 
     installations.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The results of the study described in that subsection.
       (2) If the Secretary determines that making round-the-clock 
     childcare available as described in subsection (a) is 
     feasible and advisable, such matters as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate in connection with making such 
     childcare available, including--
       (A) an identification of the installations at which such 
     childcare would be beneficial to members of the Armed Forces, 
     civilian employees of the Department, or both;
       (B) an identification of any barriers to making such 
     childcare available at the installations identified pursuant 
     to subparagraph (A);
       (C) an assessment whether the childcare needs of members of 
     the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department 
     described in subsection (a) would be better met by an 
     increase in assistance for childcare fees;
       (D) a description and assessment of the actions, if any, 
     being taken to make such childcare available at the 
     installations identified pursuant to subparagraph (A); and
       (E) such recommendations for legislative or administrative 
     action as the Secretary considers appropriate to make such 
     childcare available at the installations identified pursuant 
     to subparagraph (A), or at any other military installations.


                           amendment no. 2317

    (Purpose: To require the Secretary of Defense to commission an 
  independent scientific study of the impacts of transboundary flows, 
spills, or discharges of pollution or debris from the Tijuana River on 
   the personnel, activities, and installations of the Department of 
                                Defense)

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

     SEC. 320. STUDY ON IMPACTS OF TRANSBOUNDARY FLOWS, SPILLS, OR 
                   DISCHARGES OF POLLUTION OR DEBRIS FROM THE 
                   TIJUANA RIVER ON PERSONNEL, ACTIVITIES, AND 
                   INSTALLATIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Study.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
     coordination with the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency, the Secretary of State, and the United 
     States Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water 
     Commission, shall commission an independent scientific study 
     of the impacts of transboundary flows, spills, or discharges 
     of pollution or debris from the Tijuana River on the 
     personnel, activities, and installations of the Department of 
     Defense.
       (2) Elements.--The study required by paragraph (1) shall 
     address the short-term, long-term, primary, and secondary 
     impacts of transboundary flows, spills, or discharges of 
     pollution or debris from the Tijuana River and include 
     recommendations to mitigate such impacts.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the appropriate committees of Congress a report

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     containing the results of the study under subsection (a), 
     including all findings and recommendations resulting from the 
     study.
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Environment and Public Works, and the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.


                           amendment no. 2319

 (Purpose: To provide an exception to the limitation on period of care 
               provided to newborn children of veterans)

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

     SEC. 1085. ADDITIONAL CARE FOR NEWBORN CHILDREN OF VETERANS.

       Section 1786 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``The Secretary'' and 
     inserting ``Except as provided in subsection (c), the 
     Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(c) Exception Based on Medical Necessity.--Pursuant to 
     such regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe to carry 
     out this section, the Secretary may furnish more than seven 
     days of health care services described in subsection (b), and 
     may furnish transportation necessary to receive such 
     services, to a newborn child based on medical necessity if 
     the child is in need of additional care, including if the 
     child has been discharged or released from a hospital and 
     requires readmittance to ensure the health and welfare of the 
     child.''.


                           amendment no. 2326

(Purpose: To strike the provision relating to laboratory- or production 
          facility-directed research and development programs)

       Strike section 3152.


                           amendment no. 2327

     (Purpose: To require a study and plan on the use of additive 
   manufacturing and three-dimensional bioprinting in support of the 
                              warfighter)

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

     SEC. ___. STUDY AND PLAN ON THE USE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 
                   AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIOPRINTING IN SUPPORT OF 
                   THE WARFIGHTER.

       (a) Study.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study 
     on the use of additive manufacturing and three-dimensional 
     bioprinting across the Military Health System.
       (b) Elements.--The study required by subsection (a) shall 
     examine the activities currently underway by each of the 
     military services and the Department agencies, including 
     costs, sources of funding, oversight, collaboration, and 
     outcomes.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a 
     report on the results of the study conducted under subsection 
     (a).


                           amendment no. 2331

 (Purpose: To modify the authorities on micro nuclear reactor programs)

       In section 235, strike the section heading and insert the 
     following:

     SEC. 235. REPORT ON MICRO NUCLEAR REACTOR PROGRAMS.

       In section 235, strike subsections (e) and (f).


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2341

(Purpose: To require the Secretary of the Army to submit to Congress a 
  plan to finish remediation activities conducted by the Secretary in 
                           Umatilla, Oregon)

        At the end of title XXVII, add the following:

     SEC. 2703. PLAN TO FINISH REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY 
                   THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY IN UMATILLA, OREGON.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall submit to Congress 
     a plan to finish remediation activities conducted by the 
     Secretary in Umatilla, Oregon, by not later than three years 
     after such date of enactment.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2370

   (Purpose: To improve section 212, relating to governance of fifth-
      generation wireless networking in the Department of Defense)

        In section 212, strike subsection (c) and insert the 
     following:
       (c) Cross-functional Team for Fifth-generation Wireless 
     Networking.--
       (1) Establishment required.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall, in accordance with section 911(c) of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 
     114-328; 10 U.S.C. 111 note), establish a cross-functional 
     team for fifth-generation wireless networking in order--
       (A) to advance the adoption of commercially available next 
     generation wireless communication technologies, capabilities, 
     security, and applications by the Department of Defense and 
     the defense industrial base; and
       (B) to support public-private partnership between the 
     Department and industry regarding fifth-generation wireless 
     networking.
       (2) Purpose.--The purpose of the cross-functional team 
     established pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be the--
       (A) oversight of the implementation of the strategy 
     developed as required by section 254 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) 
     for harnessing fifth-generation wireless networking 
     technologies, coordinated across all relevant elements of the 
     Department;
       (B) coordination of research and development, 
     implementation and acquisition activities, warfighting 
     concept development, spectrum policy, industrial policy and 
     commercial outreach and partnership relating to fifth-
     generation wireless networking in the Department, and 
     interagency and international engagement;
       (C) integration of the Department's fifth-generation 
     wireless networking programs and policies with major 
     Department initiatives, programs, and policies surrounding 
     secure microelectronics and command and control; and
       (D) oversight, coordination, execution, and leadership of 
     initiatives to advance fifth-generation wireless network 
     technologies and associated applications developed for the 
     Department.


                           Amendment No. 2378

(Purpose: To amend the United States International Broadcasting Act of 
1994 to authorize the Open Technology Fund of the United States Agency 
    for Global Media and to reauthorize the United States Advisory 
                    Commission on Public Diplomacy)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')


                           AMENDMENT NO. 1693

 (Purpose: To provide compensation and credit for retired pay purposes 
    for maternity leave taken by members of the reserve components)

       At the end of subtitle A of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. ___. COMPENSATION AND CREDIT FOR RETIRED PAY PURPOSES 
                   FOR MATERNITY LEAVE TAKEN BY MEMBERS OF THE 
                   RESERVE COMPONENTS.

       (a) Compensation.--Section 206(a) of title 37, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by adding the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(4) for each of 6 days in connection with the taking by 
     the member of a period of maternity leave.''.
       (b) Credit for Retired Pay Purposes.--
       (1) In general.--The period of maternity leave taken by a 
     member of the reserve components of the Armed Forces in 
     connection with the birth of a child shall count toward the 
     member's entitlement to retired pay, and in connection with 
     the years of service used in computing retired pay, under 
     chapter 1223 of title 10, United States Code, as 12 points.
       (2) Separate credit for each period of leave.--Separate 
     crediting of points shall accrue to a member pursuant to this 
     subsection for each period of maternity leave taken by the 
     member in connection with a childbirth event.
       (3) When credited.--Points credited a member for a period 
     of maternity leave pursuant to this subsection shall be 
     credited in the year in which the period of maternity leave 
     concerned commences.
       (4) Contribution of leave toward entitlement to retired 
     pay.--Section 12732(a)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following new 
     subparagraph:
       ``(F) Points at the rate of 12 a year for the taking of 
     maternity leave.''.
       (5) Computation of years of service for retired pay.--
     Section 12733 of such title is amended--
       (A) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and
       (B) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new 
     paragraph (5):
       ``(5) One day for each point credited to the person under 
     subparagraph (F) of section 12732(a)(2) of this title.''.
       (c) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section shall take effect on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to 
     periods of maternity leave that commence on or after that 
     date.


                           amendment no. 2418

  (Purpose: To eliminate a provision relating to the distribution of 
  launches for phase two of the acquisition strategy for the National 
                     Security Space Launch program)

        Strike section 1602.

                           amendment no. 2419

   (Purpose: To provide incentives for the Department of Defense to 
       achieve a clean audit opinion on its financial statements)

        At the end of subtitle A of title X, insert the following:

     SEC. 1003. INCENTIVES FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT BY THE COMPONENTS 
                   OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OF UNQUALIFIED 
                   AUDIT OPINIONS ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

       (a) Incentives Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary of 
     Defense

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     (Comptroller) shall, acting through the Deputy Chief 
     Financial Officer of the Department of Defense, develop and 
     issue guidance to incentivize the achievement by each 
     department, agency, and other component of the Department of 
     Defense of unqualified audit opinions on their financial 
     statements.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary shall submit to 
     the appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth 
     a description and assessment of current and proposed 
     incentives for the achievement of unqualified audit opinions 
     as described in subsection (a).
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the 
     Budget, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; 
     and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the 
     Budget, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives.


                           amendment no. 2084

      (Purpose: To require an annual allied burden sharing report)

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. ALLIED BURDEN SHARING REPORT.

       (a) Finding; Sense of Congress.--
       (1) Finding.--Congress finds that section 1003 of the 
     Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985 (Public Law 98-
     525; 63 Stat. 2241)--
       (A) expresses the sense of Congress that, due to threats 
     that are ever-changing, Congress must be informed with 
     respect to allied contributions to the common defense to 
     properly assess the readiness of the United States and the 
     countries described in subsection (b)(2) for threats; and
       (B) requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress 
     an annual report on the contributions of allies to the common 
     defense.
       (2) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (A) the threats facing the United States--
       (i) extend beyond the global war on terror; and
       (ii) include near-peer threats; and
       (B) the President should seek from each country described 
     in subsection (b)(2) acceptance of international security 
     responsibilities and agreements to make contributions to the 
     common defense in accordance with the collective defense 
     agreements or treaties to which such country is a party.
       (b) Reports on Allied Contributions to the Common 
     Defense.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than March 1 each year, the 
     Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the heads of other 
     Federal agencies, as the Secretary determines to be 
     necessary, shall submit to the appropriate committees of 
     Congress a report containing a description of--
       (A) the annual defense spending by each country described 
     in paragraph (2), including available data on nominal budget 
     figures and defense spending as a percentage of the gross 
     domestic products of each such country for the fiscal year 
     immediately preceding the fiscal year in which the report is 
     submitted;
       (B) the activities of each such country to contribute to 
     military or stability operations in which the Armed Forces of 
     the United States are a participant or may be called upon in 
     accordance with a cooperative defense agreement to which the 
     United States is a party;
       (C) any limitations placed by any such country on the use 
     of such contributions; and
       (D) any actions undertaken by the United States or by other 
     countries to minimize such limitations.
       (2) Countries described.--The countries described in this 
     paragraph are the following:
       (A) Each member state of the North Atlantic Treaty 
     Organization.
       (B) Each member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
       (C) Each country party to the Inter-American Treaty of 
     Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty), done at Rio de Janeiro 
     September 2, 1947, and entered into force December 3, 1948 
     (TIAS 1838).
       (D) Australia.
       (E) Japan.
       (F) New Zealand.
       (G) The Philippines.
       (H) South Korea.
       (I) Thailand.
       (3) Form.--Each report under paragraph (1) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified 
     annex.
       (4) Availability.--A report submitted under paragraph (1) 
     shall be made available on request to any Member of Congress.
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives.


                           amendment no. 1849

          (Purpose: For the relief of Richard W. Collins III)

       At the end of subtitle C of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. ___. RELIEF OF RICHARD W. COLLINS III.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) On May 20, 2017, Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III was 
     murdered on the campus of the University of Maryland, College 
     Park, Maryland.
       (2) At the time of his murder, Lieutenant Collins had 
     graduated from the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Bowie 
     State University and received a commission in the United 
     States Army.
       (3) At the time of the murder of Lieutenant Collins, a 
     graduate of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps who received a 
     commission but died before receiving a first duty assignment 
     was not eligible for a death gratuity under section 
     1475(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code, or for casualty 
     assistance under section 633 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (10 U.S.C. 1475 note).
       (4) Section 623 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92) amended section 1475 
     of title 10, United States Code, to authorize the payment of 
     a death gratuity to a graduate of the Senior Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps (SROTC) who receives a commission 
     but dies before receiving a first duty assignment.
       (5) Section 625 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2020 authorizes the families of Senior 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps graduates to receive 
     casualty assistance in the event of the death of such 
     graduates.
       (6) Sections 623 and 625 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 apply only to a Senior 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps graduate who receives a 
     commission but dies before receiving a first duty assignment 
     on or after the date of the enactment of that Act.
       (7) The death of Lieutenant Collins played a critical role 
     in changing the eligibility criteria for the death gratuity 
     for Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps graduates who die 
     prior to their first assignment.
       (b) Applicability of Laws.--
       (1) Death gratuity.--Section 623 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (Public Law 116-92), 
     and the amendment made by that section, shall apply to 
     Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III as if his death had 
     occurred after the date of the enactment of that section.
       (2) Casualty assistance.--Section 625 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, and the 
     amendment made by that section, shall apply to Lieutenant 
     Richard W. Collins III as if his death had occurred after the 
     date of the enactment of that section.
       (c) Limitation.--No amount exceeding 10 percent of a 
     payment made under subsection (b)(1) may be paid to or 
     received by any attorney or agent for services rendered in 
     connection with the payment. Any person who violates this 
     subsection shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be 
     subject to a fine in the amount provided under title 18, 
     United States Code.


                           AMENDMENT NO. 2103

   (Purpose: To improve the response of the Department of Defense to 
  threats to United States forces from small unmanned aerial systems 
                               worldwide)

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

     SEC. ___. THREATS TO UNITED STATES FORCES FROM SMALL UNMANNED 
                   AERIAL SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) United States military forces face an ever increasing 
     and constantly evolving threat from small unmanned aerial 
     systems in operations worldwide, whether in the United States 
     or abroad.
       (2) The Department of Defense is already doing important 
     work to address the threats from small unmanned aerial 
     systems worldwide, though the need for engagement in that 
     area continues.
       (b) Executive Agent.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Army is the executive 
     agent of the Department of Defense for programs, projects, 
     and activities to counter small unmanned aerial systems (in 
     this section referred to as the ``Counter-Small Unmanned 
     Aerial Systems Program'').
       (2) Functions.--The functions of the Secretary as executive 
     agent shall be as follows:
       (A) To develop the strategy required by subsection (c).
       (B) To carry out such other activities to counter threats 
     to United States forces worldwide from small unmanned aerial 
     systems as the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the 
     Army consider appropriate.
       (3) Structure.--The Secretary as executive agent shall 
     carry out the functions specified in paragraph (2) through 
     such administrative structures as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate.
       (c) Strategy To Counter Threats From Small Unmanned Aerial 
     Systems.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army, as 
     executive agent for the Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems 
     Program, shall develop and submit to relevant committees of 
     Congress a strategy for the Armed Forces to effectively 
     counter threats from small unmanned aerial systems worldwide. 
     The report shall be submitted in classified form.
       (d) Report on Executive Agent Activities.--
       (1) Report required.--Not later than one year after the 
     date of the enactment of this

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     Act, the Secretary of the Army, as executive agent for the 
     Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Program, shall submit 
     to Congress a report on the Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial 
     Systems Program.
       (2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) A description and assessment of the structure and 
     activities of the executive agent as established and put in 
     place by the Secretary, including the following:
       (i) Any obstacles hindering the effective discharge of its 
     functions and activities, including limitations in 
     authorities or policy.
       (ii) The changes, if any, to airspace management, rules of 
     engagement, and training plans that are required in order to 
     optimize the use by the Armed Forces of counter-small 
     unmanned aerial systems.
       (B) An assessment of the implementation of the strategy 
     required by subsection (c), and a description of any updates 
     to the strategy that are required in light of evolving 
     threats to the Armed Forces from small unmanned aerial 
     systems.
       (e) Report on Threat From Small Unmanned Aerial Systems.--
       (1) Report required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     submittal of the strategy required by subsection (c), the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate 
     committees of Congress a report that sets forth a direct 
     comparison between the threats United States forces in combat 
     settings face from small unmanned aerial systems and the 
     capabilities of the United States to counter such threats. 
     The report shall be submitted in classified form.
       (2) Coordination.--The Secretary shall prepare the report 
     required by paragraph (1) in coordination with the Director 
     of the Defense Intelligence Agency and with such other 
     appropriate officials of the intelligence community, and such 
     other officials in the United States Government, as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate.
       (3) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     include the following:
       (A) An evaluation and assessment of the current and 
     evolving threat being faced by United States forces from 
     small unmanned aerial systems.
       (B) A description of the counter-small unmanned aerial 
     system systems acquired by the Department of Defense as of 
     the date of the enactment of this Act, and an assessment 
     whether such systems are adequate to meet the current and 
     evolving threat described in subparagraph (A).
       (4) Appropriate committees of congress defined.--In this 
     subsection, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (A) the Committee on Armed Services and the Select 
     Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Armed Services and the Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (f) Independent Assessment of Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial 
     Systems Program.--
       (1) Assessment.--Not later than 60 days after the submittal 
     of the strategy required by subsection (c), the Secretary of 
     Defense shall seek to enter into a contract with a Federally 
     funded research and development center to conduct an 
     assessment of the efficacy of the Counter-Small Unmanned 
     Aerial Systems Program.
       (2) Elements.--The assessment conducted pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) shall include the following:
       (A) An identification of metrics to assess progress in the 
     implementation of the strategy required by subsection (c), 
     which metrics shall take into account the threat assessment 
     required for purposes of subsection (e).
       (B) An assessment of progress, and key challenges, in the 
     implementation of the strategy using such metrics, and 
     recommendations for improvements in the implementation of the 
     strategy.
       (C) An assessment of the extent to which the Department of 
     Defense is coordinating adequately with other departments and 
     agencies of the United States Government, and other 
     appropriate entities, in the development and procurement of 
     counter-small unmanned aerial systems for the Department.
       (D) An assessment of the extent to which the designation of 
     the Secretary of the Army as executive agent for the Counter-
     Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Program has reduced 
     redundancies and increased efficiencies in procurement of 
     counter-small unmanned aerial systems.
       (E) An assessment whether United States technological 
     progress on counter-small unmanned aerial systems is 
     sufficient to maintain a competitive edge over the small 
     unmanned aerial systems technology available to United States 
     adversaries.
       (3) Report.--Not later than 180 days after entry into the 
     contract referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
     setting forth the results of the assessment required under 
     the contract.


                           Amendment No. 2422

(Purpose: To support supply chain innovation and multilateral security)

  (The amendment is printed in today's Record under ``Text of 
Amendments.'')
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The majority leader.


                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. McCONNELL. I send a cloture motion to the desk for the substitute 
amendment No. 2301.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under 
rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
  The legislative clerk read as follows

                             Cloture Motion

       We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the 
     provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
     do hereby move to bring to a close debate on amendment No. 
     2301 to Calendar No. 483, S. 4049, a bill to authorize 
     appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities 
     of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
     for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to 
     prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, 
     and for other purposes.
         Mitch McConnell, Mike Crapo, Pat Roberts, John Cornyn, 
           John Barrasso, Cory Gardner, Roy Blunt, Thom Tillis, 
           Marsha Blackburn, Mike Rounds, Shelley Moore Capito, 
           Kevin Cramer, John Thune, James M. Inhofe, Jerry Moran, 
           Joni Ernst, John Boozman.

                             Cloture Motion

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I send a cloture motion to the desk for 
the underlying bill.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The cloture motion having been presented under 
rule XXII, the Chair directs the clerk to read the motion.
  The legislative clerk read as follows

                             Cloture Motion

       We, the undersigned Senators, in accordance with the 
     provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 
     do hereby move to bring to a close debate on Calendar No. 
     483, S. 4049, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal 
     year 2021 for military activities of the Department of 
     Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
     activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
     personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
     purposes.
         Mitch McConnell, Mike Crapo, Pat Roberts, John Cornyn, 
           John Barrasso, Cory Gardner, Roy Blunt, Thom Tillis, 
           Marsha Blackburn, Mike Rounds, Shelley Moore Capito, 
           Kevin Cramer, John Thune, James M. Inhofe, Jerry Moran, 
           Joni Ernst, John Boozman.

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
mandatory quorum calls for the cloture motions be waived.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


                           Order of Business

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that 
notwithstanding rule XXII, the cloture motions ripen following the 
disposition of the Tester amendment No. 1972, as modified.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The Senator from Missouri.
  Mr. HAWLEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to speak for 5 
minutes.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.


             Unanimous Consent Request--Amendment No. 2352

  Mr. HAWLEY. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to add my 
amendment No. 2352 to the list of amendments to be voted on under the 
previous agreement.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection?
  Mr. REED. Objection.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Objection is heard.
  Mr. HAWLEY. Mr. President, 3 weeks ago, my colleagues across the 
aisle tried to pull a fast one on the American people. Behind closed 
doors, with no public hearings and no public debate, they decided that 
some of the names of our Nation's military bases must be removed, 
stripped, replaced, erased, and they decided that war memorials of 
fallen soldiers should come down. I objected to that effort then, and I 
object to it now.
  The national defense legislation that we are considering, the 
legislation that funds our military and protects our citizens, should 
not be turned into a vehicle for the cancel culture. The cancel culture 
that I think you know what I mean--the cancel culture that is tearing 
down statues of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, 
and Theodore Roosevelt now, for heaven's sake--this cancel movement 
seeks to divide us, not unite; to erase our history, rather than to 
reckon with it; to turn away from our long and shared struggle to forge 
a more perfect Union, and, instead, to build an entirely different 
America of a kind of woke fundamentalism.
  I am here to advocate for a better way. All I ask for is a vote on an 
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public, to have the discussion about renaming our military bases and 
about the future of these war memorials in public, to conduct open 
hearings where military families and veterans and the local community 
can be heard and where we can seek and find common ground together. 
That is all I am asking for. And all I am asking for is a vote on this.
  Yet, here today, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, I have been told 
that we cannot even have a vote. We can't even call the roll on this. 
No, we just have to swallow it and move on as the woke cancel culture 
moves on, steamrolling our history and our traditions, and, yes, our 
best traditions as Americans.
  You know, our military bases are more than walls and fences. They are 
more than lines on a piece of paper in a 1,000-page bill. Our bases are 
full of life and history. They are hallowed ground for the soldiers and 
veterans who have trained and served at them. They enrich local 
communities with their legacy. They form fond memories, and they help 
relationships endure. They have meaning that transcends any one person 
or even a place, and that history belongs to all of us. So all of us 
should debate this together and move forward together. I am sorry that 
we have been denied an opportunity to do so today.
  I yield the floor.

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