Daily Digest

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4599–S4652

Measures Introduced: Twenty-six bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 4370–4395, S. Res. 664–665, and S. Con. Res. 42.
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Measures Reported:

S. 4212, to amend title 28, United States Code, to strip foreign sovereign immunity of certain foreign states to secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the United States.
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Measures Passed:

National Landslide Preparedness Act: Senate passed S. 529, to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Sullivan (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 2500, to improve the authorizations of appropriations.
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Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act: Senate passed S. 914, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, to clarify the authority of the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with respect to post-storm assessments, and to require the establishment of a National Water Center, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Sullivan (for Wicker) Amendment No. 2501, in the nature of a substitute.
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Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act: Senate passed S. 850, to extend the authorization of appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of awarding grants to veterans service organizations for the transportation of highly rural veterans, after agreeing to the committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S4647–48

Sullivan Amendment No. 2502, to require a report by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the transportation of individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pages S4647–48


Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act: Senate passed S. 2336, to improve the management of information technology projects and investments of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pages S4648–50


National Blueberry Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 656, recognizing the importance of the blueberry industry to the United States and designating July 2020 as ``National Blueberry Month'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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Gold Star Families Remembrance Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 664, designating the week of September 20 through September 26. 2020, as ``Gold Star Families Remembrance Week''.
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House Messages:

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act: Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 178, to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China, taking action on the following motion and amendment proposed thereto:
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Pending:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 2499, in the nature of a substitute.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
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By 47 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 153), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the amendment of the House to the bill.
Pages S4617–18


Menezes Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, July 30, 2020, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020, Senate resume consideration of the nomination; and that notwithstanding Rule XXII, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 71 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. EX. 152), Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Pages S4600–16

4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

107 Army nominations in the rank of general.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Space Force.
Pages S4626–29


Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Executive Communications:
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Petitions and Memorials:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4635–38


Additional Statements:
Pages S4630–31


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4638–44


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--153)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:42 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4650.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

U.S. ECONOMIC POLICIES

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Security concluded a hearing to examine the China challenge, focusing on realignment of United States economic policies to build resiliency and competitiveness, after receiving testimony from Michael Wessel, Commissioner, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission; Keith Krach, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment; Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Industry and Analysis; and Rush Doshi, Brookings Institution China Strategy Initiative, Washington, D.C.

U.S. MEDICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine protecting the reliability of the United States medical supply chain during the COVID–19 pandemic, after receiving testimony from Cathy Denning, Vizient, Irving, Texas; Robert J. Wiehe, UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles Johnson, International Safety Equipment Association, Arlington, Virginia; and Ernest Grant, American Nurses Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE BUDGET

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021 for the Department of State, after receiving testimony from Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 4212, to amend title 28, United States Code, to strip foreign sovereign immunity of certain foreign states to secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the United States; and

The nominations of David W. Dugan, and Stephen P. McGlynn, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, Hala Y. Jarbou, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan, Iain D. Johnston, and Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, both to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and Roderick C. Young, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 37 public bills, H.R. 7856–7892; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 109; and H. Res. 1071–1073, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

Committee on Ethics. In the Matter of Allegations Relating to Representative David Schweikert (H. Rept. 116–465).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:50 and reconvened at 10 a.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 3:07 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021: The House considered H.R. 7617, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 31st.
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Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–60, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 116–461, shall be considered as adopted.
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Agreed to:

Lowey en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461: Allred (No. 1) that increases Research, Test, Development, & Evaluation, Navy by $7.7 million for the intent that $7.7 million will be used for the Tactical Air Directional Infrared Countermeasures in order to match appropriation with authorization; Blunt Rochester (No. 4) that increases Air Force RDT&E by $5,000,000 for facility security design and construction to meet classified project requirements and decreases O&M, Space Force by $5,000,000; Brown (MD) (No. 6) that reduces Research and Development, Army by $5,000,000 and increases the Defense Wide Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation account by $5,000,000 in Basic Research Initiatives, Line 3,PE 0601110D8Z for the START research consortium of excellence for irregular warfare and advanced analytics; Brown (MD) (No. 7) that reduces Research and Development, Army by $5,000,000 and increases the Defense Wide Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation account by $5,000,000 for cyber resiliency efforts in the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP); Carbajal (No. 9) that increases RDTE, Army by $4 million to fund university and industry research centers to pursue biotechnology advancements in materials, synthetic biology, and cognitive neuroscience; Cooper (No. 13) that increases and decreases O&M Defense-Wide by $3 million to indicate support for JASON scientific advisory group within the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment; Escobar (No. 18) that ensures the U.S. military is not used in violation of 1st Amendment rights; Malinowski (No. 36) that prohibits the use of DOD funds to require software & hardware companies to include backdoors & vulnerabilities or to scrap key privacy and safety features in their consumer goods; Matsui (No. 37) that increases by $4,500,000 the funds provided under the Defense Health Program made available to the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command to carry out the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program; it would transfer DHP funds from operation and maintenance to research, development, test, and evaluation; McBath (No. 38) that increases and decreases by $250,000 for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Air Force, to indicate support for a study on how to best leverage ongoing commercial investments in high-speed aircraft to support Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) modernization, including consideration of operations in contested environments; Moulton (No. 44) that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 funding for Department of Defense security cooperation programs in order to establish a pilot program to demonstrate regional cyber cooperation in Southeast Asia; Norton (No. 48) that increases and decreases by $2.5 million for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Air Force, with the intent that the $2.5 million will be used for the Small Business Innovation Research topic SB152–008; Peters (No. 53) that increase Navy RDT&E by $2,500,000 and decrease O&M by the same amount; Scanlon (No. 57) that increases and decreases by $5 million funding for Air Force Research, Development, Test and Evaluation for purposes of supporting Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System modular VTOLUAS; Sherrill (No. 60) that increases and decreases the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-Wide account by $5 million, directed to the Chemical and Biological Defense Program, to support military-civilian partnerships on the development of decontamination technologies for pandemic preparedness and response; Sherrill (No. 61) that increases funding for Munition Standardization, Effectiveness, and Safety to support research into foamable celluloid materials for enhanced munitions performance and cost reduction; Sherrill (No. 62) that increases funding for Joint Munition Technology for research into advanced energetic materials for long-range munitions, increasing their range and lethality; Speier (No. 66) that prevents DoD from spending funds to implement a ban on military service of transgender Americans; Torres Small (NM) (No. 75) that increases and decreases by $5 million for research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-wide, with the intent that the $5 million will be used for Missile Defense Agency's Advanced Research Program related to high-speed flight experiment testing; Adams (No. 84) that prohibits the use of Department of Justice funds to acquire chemical agents, such as tear gas; Cohen (No. 93) that prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Escobar (No. 94) that prohibits funds from being used to enforce the zero-tolerance prosecution policy at the Department of Justice; Escobar (No. 95) that ensures that federal law enforcement is not used in violation of 1st Amendment rights; Horsford (No. 100) that nullifies the effect of the recent executive order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data; Jayapal; (No. 103) that transfers $2 million from Department of Justice general administration account to a National Center for Restorative Justice; Ted Lieu (CA) (No. 106) that prohibits funds from being used for DOJ's Operation Legend and Operation Relentless Pursuit, which are being used to send federal law enforcement officers into various cities across the U.S.; Malinowski (No. 109) that increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Department of Justice's National Security Division to emphasize the need for more resources into domestic terrorism investigation and prosecution such as the Counsel for Domestic Terrorism; McNerney (No. 115) that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 the National Science Foundation's Research and Related Activities budget to support a National Academy of Sciences study on the optimal approaches and procedures for implementing partisan symmetry and compactness criteria for congressional district selection; Meng (No. 117) that prohibits use of funds made available by this Act to implement, administer, or enforce the Presidential Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census, issued on July 21, 2020; Norton (No. 124) that prohibits the Federal Bureau of Prisons from using funds to impose subsistence fees on individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement; Ocasio-Cortez (No. 125) that prohibits any funds under Division B to be used to purchase chemical weapons for law enforcement purposes; Omar (No. 126) that increases funding for Bureau of Economic Analysis for the purpose of studying the economic impacts of a universal basic income program on the national economic recovery effort; Omar (No. 127) that transfers $500,000 to the Federal Prison System to highlight the importance of providing cost-free reading and learning materials in detention facilities; Scanlon (No. 136) that increases and decreases funds in the Department of Justice Salaries and Expenses account in order to give funds to the Office of Access to Justice, which provides access to legal aid for individuals in need; Scott (VA) (No. 139) that prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to finalize, issue or enforce the proposed rule entitled ``Official Time in Federal Sector Cases Before the Commission'' published in the Federal Register on December 11, 2019; Speier (No. 141) that increases funding for DOJ's Community Relations Service by $2.7 million in order to support hiring of regional directors and mediation specialists to work within communities to facilitate dialogue and provide mediation, training, and consultation when conflicts arise based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability; and Tlaib (No. 146) that prohibits funds from being used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to implement, administer, or enforce the DOJ rule requiring DNA collection from immigration detainees;
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Lowey en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461: Bacon (No. 2) that increases and Decreases Defense Health Program funding by $5,000,000 for the purpose of developing a digital solution prototype to improve total force and military family wellness, readiness and resiliency; Beyer (No. 3) that matches appropriation to authorization for the Direct Air Capture and Blue Carbon Removal Technology Program; Brindisi (No. 5) that increases Air Force RDT&E by $5 million for B–2 bomber maintenance training system modernization. Offset is Defense-Wide O&M; Carbajal (No. 8) that increases Army RDTE by $4 million for the completion of an anthropomorphic study for body armor modernization; Carson (IN) (No. 10) that provides $5,000,000 in additional funding for pancreatic cancer research, including early detection, at the Department of Defense (DoD); Chabot (No. 11) that increases and decreases by $5M for Army, RDT&E; the intent of the amendment is to provide $5.0M for demonstration of the AH–64 dual-piloted portion of the CROSSBOW System; Cicilline (No. 12) that increases funding for the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) program by $2 million; Crawford (No. 14) that moves $500,000 from Defense-wide O&M to Army O&M to fund a history of Explosive Ordnance Disposal project at the Army War College; Crow (No. 15) that increases funding for the purposes of cUAS technology integration with robotic combat vehicles; Cunningham (No. 16) that increases funding for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy by $5 million to be used for the Navy's Network and Data Center Intelligent Agent program, which will help facilitate the application of novel technologies to improve troubleshooting of onboard ship data centers; Dingell (No. 17) that provides for an additional $5 million for the Fisher House Foundation which is offset by an outlay neutral reduction in the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account; Graves (LA) (No. 20) that increases and decreases the Army RDTE budget by $3 million develop and test biomedical approaches to nutrition, metabolism, and human psychology to enhance warfighter capabilities and reduce health risks; Grothman (No. 21) that provides an increase of $31.306 million in Procurement, Marine Corps account to restore necessary funding for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) production; decreases Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide by the same amount to meet required budgetary offsets; Guest (No. 22) that prohibits funds from being used to implement the Air Force's proposed conversion of 11 Air National Guard KC–135 Aircraft from Primary Aerospace Vehicle Inventory (PAI) to Backup Aerospace Vehicle Inventory (BAI) until KC–46 deliveries meet the readiness goals of Air Force and Air National Guard; Hartzler (No. 23) that increases and decreases by $5 million the Defense Health Program's operations and maintenance account in order to direct that $5 million be used to provide funding for DoD medical providers to utilize non-profit, community-based, post traumatic growth organizations as a treatment option for PTSD, Suicide Prevention and for promoting service member resilience; Hartzler (No. 24) that provides $5 million to support safety ejection seat upgrades for the T–38; Hern (OK) (No. 25) that increases and decreases by $3 million for research, development, test, and evaluation for the Army, with the intent that the $3 million will be used for cyber initiatives; Horn (OK) (No. 26) that increases funding to Army Aircraft Procurement for the procurement of additional litter attached load stability systems to be deployed at the bottom of the helicopter hoist; Horn (OK) (No. 27) that decreases the Defense Wide Operations and Maintenance Account by $4,000,000 and increases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army Account by $4,000,000 for Long Range Precision Fires Technology in order to fulfill the Army's urgent need for the development and integration of precision strike munitions capabilities in Global Position System (GPS) contested environments; Hudson (No. 28) that decreases and increases by $382,084,000 for the Defense Logistics Agency to underscore the need to improve efforts to address bribery, fraud, and corruption within DLA; Jackson Lee (No. 29) that increases and decreases the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund by $2 million to provide the Secretary of Defense the flexibility needed for technical assistance for U.S. military women to military women in other countries combating violence targeting women and children as a weapon of war, terrorism, human trafficking, and narcotics trafficking; Jackson Lee (No. 30) that reduces funding for Operations and Maintenance-Defense Wide, by $5 million and increases funding for Defense HealthCare for PTSD by $5 million; Jackson Lee (No. 31) that reduces funding for Operations and Maintenance-Defense Wide, by $10 million and increases funding for Defense HealthCare for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) by $10 million; Lamb (No. 32) that provides an additional $4,000,000 for Navy Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation and directs those resources to novel therapeutic interventions research under the Warfighter Protection Advance Technology program to improve warfighter resilience and readiness; Levin (CA) (No. 33) that provides $4 million for the Link-16 Space Experiment to demonstrate the ability to add real-time sensor-to-shooter integration to Link-16 on satellites that would help increase mission speed and safety; Loebsack (No. 34) that increases funding available by $2 million for the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command to carry research for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) in Defense Health Program; Lynch (No. 35) that increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide account by $5 Million to provide funding for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency; Mitchell (No. 40) that increases and decreases Research, Development, Technology and Evaluation, Defense-Wide to increase funding for weldable ultra hard armor; Mitchell (No. 41) that increases and decreases Other Procurement, Army account to restore the Army's investments in HMMWV anti-lock brake system and electronic stability control retrofit kits to prevent rollover accidents; Moolenaar (No. 42) that provides $10,000,000 in National Guard Personnel, Army funding for Operation Northern Strike, equal to FY20 enacted level; Moulton (No. 43) that increases Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, Defense-Wide by $20,000,000 and decreases Operation & Maintenance, Defense-Wide by the same amount; Moulton (No. 45) that increases and decreases the Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account by $4 million funding in order to restore funding for the Young Marines to historic levels; Murphy (FL) (No. 46) that increases and decreases the Army's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation budget activity by $5 million, to indicate support for the Synthetic Training Environment Refinement and Prototyping program element, funded in the bill at $129,547,000; Panetta (No. 50) that resources the Army's Future Vertical Lift Advanced Technology program to support an upgraded head mounted display and enhance flight safety in degraded visual environments (snow, dust, rain, night); Panetta (No. 51) that increases and decreases the operation and maintenance, defense wide account by $2 million in order to Resource the USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family program to provide support services specifically designed to build resilience, improve operational performance, and ensure force readiness; Pappas (No. 52) that increases and decreases the Defense Health Program account by $4,000,000 in order to provide funding for the Defense Health Agency's Armed Forces Medical Examiner System's DoD DNA Operations Section to perform DNA testing for DPAA in support of its efforts to identify POW/MIAs; Porter (No. 54) that increases and decreases funding for the Defense Health Program by approximately 0.001% of total Department of Defense funding to highlight the inadequate resources dedicated to suicide prevention program; Posey (No. 55) that provides for an increase to Army OPA for the Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS) by $5M; reduces funding from O&M, Army-Servicewide Communications account by $5M; Reschenthaler (No. 56) that increases defense-wide RDTE by $5 million to establish and scale a domestic supply for strategic metals, specifically titanium, by converting military and industrial scrap materials into aerospace grade powders, which will reduce costs, improve readiness, and reduce dependence on imported strategic metals for use in defense and commercial aerospace systems; Shalala (No. 59) that increases the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide program to ensure contract requirements between American universities and Confucius Institutes comply with provisions to protect academic freedom at the institution and prohibits the application of any foreign law on any campus affiliated with the institution, and for other purposes; Slotkin (No. 63) that increases funding for DoD investment in dual-use hardware technologies critical to national security and manufactured in the United States by supporting the National Security Innovation Capital program; Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, Defense-Wide is increased by $15,000,000, and Operations & Maintenance, Defense Wide is decreased by the same amount; Smith (WA) (No. 64) that increases LPD Class Support Equipment by $5 million for alternative actuator competition for amphibious ships, and decreases LCS MCM Mission Modules by $5 million; Speier (No. 67) that increases funding for DoD's Sexual Assault Special Victims' Counsel Program by $6 million to accommodate increased overall caseloads due to expansion of the program to serve survivors of Domestic Violence and to support compliance with the new NDAA statutory requirement to reduce the caseload per SVC from 50 to 25; Speier (No. 68) that increases funding to support the expansion in the NDAA of DoD's Exceptional Family Member Program by $6 million, including supporting the hiring of attorneys to advocate for the individualized educational needs of military children served by EFMP; Speier (No. 69) that increases and decreases funding by $1 million to ensure surveillance systems are operational at key Army facilities, such as the Fort Hood armory where SPC Vanessa Guillén was murdered, which had video surveillance equipment that was not maintained or functioning; Stauber (No. 70) that increases and decreases the Operation and Maintenance, Navy account by $1,000,000 with the intent of giving the Secretary of the Navy the authority to direct naval ship maintenance at non-homeport shipyards to meet surge capacity should the shipyards meet the requirements of the Navy for ship repair work; Stefanik (No. 71) that increases and decreases funding for the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account by $2,500,000 to emphasize the need to fund the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI); Stevens (No. 72) that increases and decreases by $5,000,000 to support research and development in hypersonics and thermal management in the Manufacturing USA Institutes; Suozzi (No. 73) that resources the Navy's Aviation Life Support Mods (#52) to maintain minimum production of the Enhanced Emergency Oxygen System (EEOS) to addresses safety issues for navy aircrews experiencing hypoxia during flight; Thornberry (No. 74) that increases and decreases by $3.0 million for research, development, test, and evaluation defense-wide, with the intent that the $3.0 million will be used for Defense Innovation Unit pilot program on talent optimization; Veasey (No. 78) that takes $5 million in funding away from the Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide Account and gives that $5 million in funding to the Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps Account; Wilson (No. 80) that prohibits US funding from going to the Badr Organization a militia whose leader participated in the attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad in December 2019; Wilson (No. 81) that prohibits taxpayer funding from going to the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces which are largely made up of Iranian backed militias; Young (No. 82) that reduces the Air Force Operations and Maintenance account by $20 million and increases the Air Force Research, Development, Test, and evaluation by the same amount, for an initial Arctic communications capability; Young (No. 83) that decreases the Defense Wide Operations and Maintenance account by $10 million and increases the Air Force Operations and Maintenance account by the same amount, for the ISR Operations Office to support the Cyber Operations for Base Resilient Architecture Pilot Program; Bera (No. 86) that increases VAWA grant program accounts by $1 million to support increased funding for grants enhancing culturally specific services for domestic violence survivors; Bost (No. 89) that increases and decreases International Trade Administration (ITA) Operations and Administration to prioritize ITA Enforcement and Compliance anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) activities and to direct ITA to report to the Committee on its plans to increase staffing for personnel involved in AD/CVD activities in order to address substantial increases in AD/CVD petitions, orders and reviews; Burgess (No. 90) that increases funding for the Keep Young Athletes Safe Act grant program by $2.5 million and reduces funding for salaries and expenses at the Department of Commerce by $2.5 million; Cárdenas (No. 91) that increases funds focusing on girls in the juvenile justice system within the existing Title V program by $1 million; Cárdenas (No. 92) that increases collaborative mental health and anti-recidivism initiative by $1 million; Espaillat (No. 96) that increases and decreases the National Science Foundation account by $10,000,000 to highlight and encourage continued support of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); as authorized by the America COMPETES Act; Gomez (No. 97) that increases funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by $5 million to promote the participation of women and people of color in research areas supported by NIST, and reduces funding from Commerce's Departmental Management, Salaries and Expenses account by $5 million; Gottheimer (No. 99) that increases and decreases the Manufacturing Extension Partnership account by $1 million to address the supply chain challenges caused by COVID–19 and the need for additional investment in domestic manufacturing supply lines; Hudson (No. 101) that increases by $1 million the amount available for research to study the root causes of school violence; Jackson Lee (No. 102) that increases and decreases by $2,000,000 funding for the Office of Justice Programs grant in order to support programs to engage adult men and young persons to reduce and prevent domestic violence against children; Johnson (TX) (No. 104) that increases and decreases Research and Related Activities by $1,500,000 to fund a National Academies study on racism in STEM studies and careers; Kuster (No. 105) that increases funding by $1 million for programs that address violence and abuse in later life; Lipinski (No. 107) that increases and decreases the National Science Foundation Research and Related Activities by $1,000,000 to highlight the importance of programs that facilitate university research tech transfer, including Innovation Corps; Lowenthal (No. 108) that increases and decreases NASA's Science Missions Directorate by $30 million to compliment the report language enhancing the small satellite mission launch services; McAdams (No. 110) that increases funding for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force grants under the DOJ missing and exploited children programs by $1 million with offsets; McAdams (No. 111) that increases funding to Victims of Child Abuse Act programs to support Child Advocacy Centers that provide services to child survivors of abuse by $2 million with offsets; McKinley (No. 112) that increases and decreases the Salaries and Expenses account within the Federal Prison System budget by $2 million in order to direct that $2 million within the account to be used for recruitment and retention incentive programs at short-staffed facilities; McKinley (No. 114) that increases and decreases NOAA's Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account by $2.3 million, in order to direct that $2.3 million to be used to create a test bed for advanced propulsion and mechanical subsystems that could be utilized in a new green boat design; McNerney (No. 116) that increases and decreases funding for NSF by $1.5 million in order for NSF to examine, including through workshops, and publish findings on: (1) Which universities are putting out significant peer-reviewed AI research, including based on quantity and number of citations; (2) For each of the universities listed in (1), what specific factors enable their AI research, including computing power, data sets and availability, specialized curriculum, and industry and other partnerships; and (3) How universities not included in (1) could implement the factors in (2) to produce AI research, as well as case studies that universities can look to as examples and potential pilot programs that the federal government could develop or support to help universities produce AI research; Moore (No. 118) that increases VAWA's Transitional Housing Program by $2.5 million; Moore (No. 119) that increases VAWA's Sexual Assault Special Program Formula Grant by $2.5 million; Moulton (No. 120) that provides an additional $1.5 million in funding for the research and monitoring of North Atlantic Right Whales; Neguse (No. 121) that increases funding for the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program by $1 million; Neguse (No. 122) that increases by $1 million grants to States to upgrade criminal and mental health records for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; reduces by $1 million the DOJ General Administration Salaries and Expenses; Neguse (No. 123) that increases and decreases $1 million to the General Legal Activities account at the Department of Justice to allocate more resources for the enforcement of anti-animal cruelty laws at the DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division; Omar (No. 128) that provides a $1 million increase to grants to state and local law enforcement agencies for the expenses associated with the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, involving civil rights, authorized by the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016; Pappas (No. 129) that increases and decreases State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance by $10,000,000 to support $10,000,000 in grant money for local law enforcement agencies with fewer than 350 employees to pay for accreditation or re-certification by a national, state, regional, or Tribal professional law enforcement organization; Perry (No. 130) that increases and decreases by $100,000 for the purpose of developing, enlarging, or strengthening victim services and legal assistance programs for victims of Female Genital Mutilation; Porter (No. 131) that increases funding by $1 million to investigate and prosecute hate crimes, and to support education and outreach under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act; Porter (No. 132) that increases funding by $1 million to address the sexual assault kit backlog; Ruiz (No. 134) that increases funding for Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act program grants by $2.5 million; Rush (No. 135) that increases funding for community-based violence prevention initiatives; Schneider (No. 137) that increases and decreases FBI Salaries and Expenses by $1 million to direct the FBI to develop and implement a process to track and report to Congress on an annual basis on extremist activity in law enforcement, including Federal law enforcement agencies; Schneider (No. 138) that increases and decreases FBI Salaries and Expenses by $10 million to direct the FBI to assign a special agent or hate crimes liaison to each field office of the FBI to investigate hate crimes incidents with a nexus to domestic terrorism; Soto (No. 140) that increases and decreases funding for NASA's Planetary Science budget to reaffirm the importance of the Near Earth Object Surveillance Mission (NEOSM) in identifying potentially hazardous near Earth objects and ensures that at least $40 million of NASA's Planetary Science budget is used to fund NEOSM; Speier (No. 142) that increases funding for the Debbie Smith program by $4 million to help close the rape kit backlog; Stevens (No. 143) that increases and decreases the NASA Aeronautics account by $15 million to support the domestic development of lower cost, higher rate production advanced carbon fiber composite structures to meet the multi-functional requirements of subsonic and hypersonic flight, including thermal management, damping, shielding, shock and light-weighting; Stevens (No. 144) that increases and decreases the National Science Foundation's research and related activities account by $200 million to highlight the work of the NSF on COVID-related research and encourage continued support; Stevens (No. 145) that increases and decreases the National Science Foundation's Education & Human Resources account by $350 million to highlight NSF's work with K–12 STEM education programs and encourage continued support; and Tonko (No. 147) that increases and decreases the NOAA operations, research, and facilities account by $2,000,000 in order to reserve the $2,000,000 to establish the Boundary Layer Observations and Wind Profiler Research Program;
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Rept. 116–461: Waters (No. 150) that states that no funds in this act may be used to interfere with the duties and responsibilities of United States Attorneys; Bergman (No. 153) that increases funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regulatory Program by $5,000,000 for the purpose of ensuring timely processing of permits related to Great Lakes flooding and rising water levels, including through the promotion and appropriate application of After the Fact Permits described in 33 CFR 326.3(e) which may help USACE process many small-scale requests in a swift manner and avoid backlogs; Cooper (No. 156) that increases and decreases the Corps of Engineers investigations account by $1.3 million to highlight the need to study adding flood risk management as an authorized purpose for the Old Hickory Lock and Dam and the Cordell Hull Dam and Reservoir; Dingell (No. 157) that increases and decreases FERC's budget by $3 million for the purpose of emphasizing continued improvements in dam safety, including conducting a technical conference with States to improve safety oversight of hydropower projects; Fletcher (No. 159) that increases and decreases funding for the DOE's Fossil Energy Research and Development account by $10 million to emphasize support for the testing and evaluation of using deep well injection and geothermal biodegradation to divert and sequester biosolids and other complex waste streams away from land-based disposal options, while reducing carbon emissions; Gianforte (No. 160) that increases and decreases the Water and Related Resources account by $25 million to underscore that funds should be used for the St. Mary's Rehabilitation Phase One; Gosar (No. 161) that increases funding for critical minerals in Office of Fossil Energy by $2.5 million and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $600,000 to match the President's FY 21 Budget Request; these increases are offset by a decrease of $3.1 million from the DOE Departmental General Administration account; Gosar (No. 163) that transfers $5 million from the Department of Energy's Departmental Administration account to the Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response account; Gosar (No. 164) that transfers $5 million from the Department of Energy's Departmental Administration account to the Office of Science to highlight the importance of R&D for quantum computing; Lipinski (No. 169) that increases and decreases the Department of Energy Office of Science by $25,000,000 for the purpose of highlighting support for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility; Loebsack (No. 170) that increases and decreases the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $5,000,000 with the intent of supporting the advancement of distributed wind technologies and research; Luján (No. 171) that increases and decreases the Departmental Administration account by $1,000,000 to emphasize greater flexibility to DOE's research and development offices in administering the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; Lynch (No. 172) that increases and decreases the USACE Construction Account by $10 million; McAdams (No. 174) that provides additional funding for the Central Utah Project Completion Act program; McAdams (No. 175) that provides additional funding for the Clean Cities program in the Energy Efficiency Program within DOE; McKinley (No. 176) that transfers $5 million from the Department of Energy's ``Departmental Administration'' account to the ``Fossil Energy Research and Development'' account; Morelle (No. 178) that decreases and increases funding by $1,000,000 for the Inertial Confinement Fusion program within Weapons Activities to emphasize the need to increase funding for cyber infrastructure and remote user access to laser facilities; Perry (No. 180) that increases by $1,000,000 funding for the EERE's Water Power Technologies Office, offset by a decrease in Departmental Administration; Scalise (No. 182) that increases and decreases funds within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $1 million to emphasize the need to prevent the purchasing of rare earth minerals from Chinese owned mines that employ child labor; Scott (VA) (No. 183) that increases and decreases by $7 million to highlight the need to support the work of the Office of Science and the timely expansion and renovation of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility at Jefferson Lab; Scott (VA) (No. 184) that increases and decreases the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Construction account by $78.3 million to underscore the need for increased funding for coastal construction projects; Swalwell (CA) (No. 187) that increases and decreases by $10 million to emphasize support for the Department of Energy's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) worker training program, which provides site-specific, quality training for workers to identify hazardous situations and to take appropriate actions to protect themselves and their colleagues, the public, and the environment; Wagner (No. 190) that increases and decreases the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction account by $20,000,000 to underscore the need to restore funding to the FY20 level ($30,000,000) for authorized reimbursements for projects with executed project partnership agreements that have completed construction or where non-federal sponsors intend to use the funds for additional water resource development activities; Weber (No. 191) that increases and decreases the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy by $235,000,000 to highlight the importance of the Versatile Test Reactor Project; Welch (No. 192) that increases and decreases by $7 million the Army Corps of Engineers general construction account to emphasize the need for the Army Corps to designate funding to the 542 Program in their 2021 workplan; Young (No. 193) that increases and decreases $150 million to the Water Power Technologies Office for grants to deploy hydropower, pumped storage and marine energy projects and related transmission infrastructure in low-income, economically distressed, underserved, or rural communities, for which no cost share is required; Cisneros (No. 195) that increases funding for Small Business Development Centers by $5 million; Fitzpatrick (No. 197) that increases funding for the ``National Archives and Records Administration--Repairs and Restoration'' account by $8,025,000; Graves (LA) (No. 199) that increases and decreases funding to the SBA Disaster Loan Program by $1 million in order to urge the SBA Administrator to consider a SBA Disaster Loan recipient's duplication of benefits relief eligibility, under Section 312 of the Stafford Act, before pursuing enforcement actions; Guest (No. 200) that increases the Bank Enterprise Award Program by $1,000,000 and would be offset by decreasing the General Services Administration's rent account by the same amount; Krishnamoorthi (No. 202) that prohibition of GSA selling cars that may have a recall on them; Lesko (No. 204) that increases and decreases the Federal Buildings Fund by $90,000,000 to be directed to the San Luis I Port of Entry in Arizona; Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) (No. 206) that prohibits the Postal Service from using funds appropriated by this Act to implement any changes to standards and operations that will delay mail delivery; Spanberger (No. 212) that directs the Internal Revenue Service to prioritize the reduction of the backlog of taxpayer correspondence that has resulted from COVID–19; Zeldin (No. 217) that prohibits the use of funds for the GSA to market or sell the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility at Plum Island, New York; Bera (No. 220) that increases and decreases the School Improvement Account by $500,000 with the intent of directing the Department of Education to collect and share best practices for offering online classroom instruction with local education agencies, including resources from the What Works Clearinghouse and lessons learned by schools from the transition to online learning this past school year as a result of COVID–19; Beyer (No. 223) that increases and decreases funds by $500,000 to highlight the need for a GAO study on standardized tests for college admissions, the accountability and oversight of the organizations managing such tests, efficacy of such tests, impact in admissions decisions, and economic impact on college applicants; Burgess (No. 226) that increases and decreases funds by $100 million in the Public Health and Social Services Emergency fund to highlight the need for manufacturing process improvements to increase yields of Immunoglobulin G in plasma manufacturing in the United States; Cárdenas (No. 227) that increases funding for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative by $1 million and decreases funding for HHS's General Departmental Management account by $1 million; Crow (No. 229) that increases the carve-out for Project SERV from $5 million to $6 million, which funds grants to local education agencies for mental health, counseling, and technical assistance in the wake of traumatic events at schools that are disruptive to learning--such as natural disasters, violence at school, or pandemics; Danny K. Davis (IL) (No. 230) that increases funding to the account of Birth Defects, Development Disabilities, Disabilities and Health by $2,000,000, and decreases the administration account in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services by $2,000,000; DeSaulnier (No. 231) that increases and decreases the Department of Labor budget by $2 million with the intention of funding a study that examines the cost savings of teleworking/telecommuting, specifically as it relates to worker productivity, cost savings to the employer, transportation emission reductions, child care costs, etc; DeSaulnier (No. 232) that increases funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers at the Department of Education by $1 million; Escobar (No. 233) that increases and decreases funding by $1 million in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) account to encourage the agency to streamline the application process for SAMHSA grants; Espaillat (No. 236) that increases and decreases by $10,000,000 to support greater minority patient outreach and minority candidate inclusion by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in clinical trial participation for any vaccine or therapeutics to treat the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID–19); Espaillat (No. 238) that increases and decreases funds by $10 million in Part A of Title III of the ESEA to highlight the need for English Language Acquisition (ELA) grants and technical assistance to local education agencies supporting the education of English learners (ELs); Finkenauer (No. 240) that increases funding by $5 million for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, decreases $5 million from the Office of the Secretary account; Gomez (No. 243) that provides an additional $5 million for the NIH's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), decreases $5 million from the Office of the Secretary account; Gomez (No. 244) that provides an additional $5 million for the Health Centers program, decreases $5 million from the Office of the Secretary account; Gottheimer (No. 245) that increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 in the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Environmental Health account to emphasize the importance of every child having access to drinking water at school that's free of lead and dangerous materials; Gottheimer (No. 246) that increases and decreases the Public Health Emergency Fund by $1 million to highlight the need for all Members of Congress to have access to the weekly updates on the Strategic National Stockpile from the Secretary of HHS provided to House and Senate Appropriations Committees; Hastings (No. 247) that provides an additional $500,000 for civics education, split equally between American History and Civics Academies, and American History and Civics National Activities; Hudson (No. 250) that increases Impact Aid 7003(b) by $1,000,000 and decreases Department of Education Departmental Management Program Administration fund by $1,000,000; Jackson Lee (No. 251) that increases and decreases funds by $10,000,000 increase in funding to support greater diversity in the pool of diabetes research professionals and patients participating in clinical trials; Jackson Lee (No. 252) that increases and decreases funds by $10,000,000 with the intent of supporting programs that provide outreach and support services targeting program participants at greatest risk of not completing a college degree due to COVID–19 education disruption; Keating (No. 254) that increases the Bureau of Health Workforce account by $5 million to go toward the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program, decreases the Office of the Secretary account by $5 million; Keating (No. 255) that increases the NIH budget by $2 million to go towards a study and a report to Congress reviewing the increased use of opioids during the COVID–19 pandemic; Lee (NV) (No. 257) that increases funding for the Full-Service Community Schools Program (FSCS) by $1 million; Lee (NV) (No. 258) that provides an additional $1,000,000 to Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) within HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce account to address shortages and increase diversity in communities', health workforce pipelines by developing education and training networks among local academic institutions and community-based organizations; makes corresponding reduction in the General Departmental Management sub-account of HHS's Office of the Secretary; Luján (No. 261) that increases funding for Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers (CORCs) under the SAMHSA Mental Health account by $8 million, bringing total funding for CORCs to the full $10 million authorized by the SUPPORT Act; offset by a corresponding reduction to HHS Office of the Secretary; Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) (No. 262) that increases and decreases funding by $10 million in the Institute of Museum and Library Services account to highlight the need for technological advancements, like Wi-Fi and computers, in Libraries, especially those in communities that are economically distressed; McAdams (No. 263) that increases funding for the Suicide Lifeline program under the SAMHSA Mental Health account by $4 million with offsets; McBath (No. 265) that increases overall budget for Children and Family Services by $5,000,000, thereby increasing the budget for FVPSA by $5,000,000; decrease the General Departmental Management fund under the Office of the HHS Secretary by $5,000,000; McKinley (No. 266) that provides an additional $1 million to the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department which is authorized in Section 7091 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act; McKinley (No. 267) that funds Sec. 7081 of the SUPPORT Act, preventing overdoses while in emergency rooms by creating a coordinated care model; Norcross (No. 271) that appropriates $11.5 million for military and civilian partnership for trauma readiness grants as authorized by section 204 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019; Omar (No. 272) that transfers $1 million to the CDC with the intention that the agency use the funds to conduct a study on the health impacts of mercury exposure caused by the use of commercial skin lightening products; Panetta (No. 273) that increases and decreases School Improvement Programs funding by $1million to emphasize the need for additional funding for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program (EHCY); Pappas (No. 274) that increases and decreases by $4,000,000 funding for NIH Office of the Director in order to establish a pilot program to support research and development jointly with Israel for effective responses to COVID–19; Pascrell (No. 275) that decreases the General Departmental Management funding by $1 million and provides funding $1 million for the National Concussion Surveillance System within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Perlmutter (No. 276) that increases the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program by $2 million in order to fund the Department of Labor Office of the Ombudsman through Fiscal Year 2021; Perlmutter (No. 277) that increases the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Program by $300,000 to fund a support contractor for the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health and help the Board fulfill its legislative mandate; Porter (No. 279) that increases funding to provide $500,000 for the Maternal Mental Health Hotline; Porter (No. 280) that increases funding to provide $55,500,000 for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS); Pressley (No. 281) that increases funding by $5 million for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, which conducts research for alopecia areata, by decreasing the General Departmental Management budget for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Secretary; Richmond (No. 282) that increases and decreases Student Support and Academic Enrichment State Grants by $1 million to focus additional efforts on comprehensive dropout prevention programs including those with experiential learning components; Schrier (No. 285) that increases then decreases by $200 million funding to promote innovation in antibacterial research and development by funding the CARB–X program that develops products directly supporting the government-wide National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria; Sherrill (No. 287) that increases the National Institute of Mental health budget by $5,000,000 to address youth mental health disparities; Smith (NJ) (No. 289) that redirects $4 million from General Departmental Management at the Department of Health and Human Services to Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control, for Lyme Disease and other Vector-Borne Diseases; Smith (MO) (No. 290) that increases and decreases funds by $1 million to highlight the need for the Secretary of HHS, in collaboration with the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the FDA Commissioner, the CDC Director, and the Secretary for Homeland Security, to determine, and annually update, a list of 300–400 medications for which it is critical that the Federal government ensure availability in the event of a public health emergency; Speier (No. 291) that increases funding for the Rape, Prevention and Education program by $5.25 million to ensure that diverse stakeholders, including educational institutions, rape crisis centers, community organizations and state agency partners have sufficient resources to implement their programming to prevent sexual violence; Stauber (No. 293) that increases SAMHSA for American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention by $2,869,000 to combat the rampant suicide of Native Americans; Stevens (No. 294) that reduces and increases funds by $5 million in the CDC's Injury Prevention and Control account to highlight the need to fund the CDC's work on drowning prevention; Taylor (No. 295) that requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to commission a report on the differences between state, local, and federal vital statistics and death reporting standards; to provide recommendations on how to harmonize these standards; and provide information on the feasibility of establishing and implementing national standards for vital statistics and death reporting; Trone (No. 300) that increases funding by $1 million for SAMHSA's mental health programs to implement an Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care to identify and disseminate evidence-based approaches on prevention and identification of trauma, community-based practices to support children and their families, and opportunities for state- and local-level partnerships, as authorized by the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Decreases by $1 million the Office of the Secretary--General Departmental Management; Waters (No. 304) that increases funds for the Minority AIDS Initiative by $5 million and reduces remaining funds for the Office of the Secretary, HHS, General Departmental Management, by the same amount; Waters (No. 305) that increases funds for the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act, within the CDC's ``Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion'' account, by $5 million and reduces funds for the Office of the Secretary, HHS, General Departmental Management, by the same amount; Waters (No. 306) that increases funds for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) within HRSA's Maternal and Child Health account by $5 million and reduces funds for the Office of the Secretary, HHS, General Departmental Management, by the same amount; Adams (No. 310) that transfers $2,000,000 to the Capital Investment Grant program from the Office of the Secretary of Transportation's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration; Bera (No. 311) that increases and decreases the Housing Counseling Assistance program by $1 million to encourage counselors to provide information to clients on federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums, mortgage forbearance, and financial assistance programs in response to the COVID–19 pandemic; Escobar (No. 314) that increases and decreases funding for the Federal-Aid Highways account by $1 million to highlight the need for collaboration between state and local governments when determining what projects along the U.S.-Mexico border will receive federal funds set aside for border state infrastructure; Gabbard (No. 315) that strikes a provision requiring certain communities to enter into a cost share agreement with the Department of Transportation for a new essential air service contract; Gosar (No. 316) that increases and decreases by $5 million the FAA's Grant's-In-Aid for Airports account to highlight the need for continued small airport development via the Airport Improvement Program; Graves (LA) (No. 317) that prohibits the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from using funds in contravention of Section 1210 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018; Heck (No. 318) that increases funding for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program; Jackson Lee (No. 319) that increases and decreases the National Infrastructure Investments account by $2,000,000 to emphasize support for urban bicycle and pedestrian safety programs; Jackson Lee (No. 321) that increases and decreases by $1 million the Federal Rail Administration Safety and Operation's account to emphasize the need to provide dedicated funding to address community engagement on safety issues related railroad crossings in urban areas; Lamb (No. 324) that increases funding by $1 million for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) for administrative contract expenses, to support better lender and borrower knowledge of mortgage forbearance options for federally backed mortgages in light of COVID–19's impact on mortgage payments, and subtract $1 million from HUD's Office of Housing; Malinowski (No. 328) that increases funding for the Low or No Emission Grant Program by $1,500,000 for the purchase of zero and low emission buses; McGovern (No. 329) that increases funding for a radon testing and mitigation resident safety demonstration program by $3 million; Neguse (No. 330) that increases and decreases by $1 million the Federal Aviation Administration's Research, Engineering, and Development Program to highlight the importance of investments in noise mitigation research and technologies; Spano (No. 336) that increases funding for the commercial space transportation activities account by $5.48 million to the fiscal year 2019 authorized level; reduces funding by $5.48 million for the finance and management activities account; Stanton (No. 337) that clarifies that tribal areas are included when determining the equitable distribution of BUILD grants; Stauber (No. 338) that increases and decreases the PHMSA authorization by $1,000,000 to highlight the need to conduct a study of corrosion control techniques for leak prevention of regulated above ground storage tanks; and Wexton (No. 340) that increases and decreases the Federal Aviation Administration's Facilities and Equipment account by $9 million to instruct the FAA to continue the Remote Tower Pilot Program;
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Visclosky en bloc amendment No. 5 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461: Barragán (No. 151) that adds $25 million for grants to deploy solar and distributed energy systems in low-income and underserved communities, raising the existing amount from $200 million to $225 million; Barragán (No. 152) that increases and decreases funding by $1 million for the SPR Petroleum Account to highlight that none of the funds made available by this Act should be used to store any petroleum products that are not owned by the United States in a storage or related facility of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that is owned by, or leased to, the United States; Boyle (No. 154) that prevents funds from this act from being used to reject grant applications due to the use of the term ``global warming'' or the term ``climate change''; Cohen (No. 155) that prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Dingell (No. 158) that prohibits funds for FERC to grant a hydropower license in contravention of the requirement for a licensee to conform to the rules and regulations of FERC's dam safety requirements under the Federal Power Act; Huffman (No. 165) that states that none of the funds can be used for the Army Corps of Engineers to issue the Record of Decision for the proposed Pebble Mine project; Jayapal (No. 166) that increases and decreases by $52.5 million the Army Corps Construction account to highlight the need to fully fund the Army Corps Section 206 program at the authorized amount of $62.5 million in order to provide critical support for fish passage and other aquatic ecosystem restoration projects; Jayapal (No. 167) that increases funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by $250 million to ensure that funding is sufficient to meet the increased need for assistance in reducing household energy costs and supporting the creation of green jobs as a result of the COVID–19 crisis; also increases funding for WAP training and technical assistance by $3 million; Levin (CA) (No. 168) that prohibits the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from using funds to remove inspectors from licensed reactors undergoing spent fuel loading campaigns; Malinowski (No. 173) that increases funding for the Vehicle Technologies Office by $25 million to advance the development and use of plug-in electric vehicles charging infrastructure; McNerney (No. 177) that increases and decreases by $15,000,000 the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) budget for the purposes of emphasizing more robust analysis and data collection from EIA's commercial and residential surveys, specifically with regards to water consumption, as well as to make publicly available water consumption data for commercial buildings, broken out by principal building activity and region; Omar (No. 179) that clarifies that the Department of Energy's Section 1703 Loan Program is providing loans only to clean energy projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases; Slotkin (No. 185) that decreases and increases by $205,000,000 to emphasize that a sufficient amount of this funding be used to conduct a complete and thorough Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Assessment on Enbridge's proposed tunnel to encase the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinaw; Stanton (No. 186) that provides an additional $250 million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants; Velázquez (No. 189) that prevents funds from this act from being used to reject grant applications due to the use of the term ``sea level rise; Castro (TX) (No. 194) that requires that when developing its list of recommendations for removal to the President, in addition to federal assets that honor the Confederacy and other historical figures that are not consistent with values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Commission must consider and evaluate federal assets that do not represent the demographic diversity and history of the community where the asset is located; Cohen (No. 196) that prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Gottheimer (No. 198) that increases the Federal Communications Commission Broadband Infrastructure Grants account by $1,000,000; this increase is to help address the challenges unserved and underserved areas face, especially as we increasingly work, learn, and socialize online; Krishnamoorthi (No. 203) that prohibits funds from executive branch employees from promoting private companies; Lipinski (No. 205) that increases and decreases by $1 million the funding for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General in order to encourage USPS to investigate and take corrective action regarding widespread mail delivery issues in the City of Chicago; Neguse (No. 208) that strikes the 5 percent state matching requirement for election security grants; Pascrell (No. 209) that increases funding by $2,000,000 for the United States Postal Service (USPS) for USPS to carry out pilot programs to expand its current postal banking services to surcharge free automated teller machines, wire transfers, check cashing, and bill payment; Pressley (No. 210) that increases funding to the Election Assistance Commission to fund voter education campaigns to combat disinformation and to encourage political participation among youth; Rice (NY) (No. 211) that increases funding for the Office of Special Counsel to match the agency's FY 2021 budget request so that that agency can carry out critical Hatch Act investigations and to address its whistleblower case backlog; Speier (No. 213) that increases funding for the Internal Revenue Service's Operations Support by $10 million in order to improve the Service's capacity to address outstanding Economic Impact Payments and respond to congressional inquiries about casework; Waters (No. 215) that states that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the amendments to sections 240.14a–1(l), 240.14a–2, or 240.14a–9 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, that were adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2020; Waters (No. 216) that increases and decreases the CDFI Program's financial assistance and technical assistance awards by $68,400,000 to support allocating 40% of the total amount to minority community development financial institutions, including minority depository institutions, and a report to Congress on the implementation of such allocation; Adams (No. 218) that prohibits the use of funds for the enforcement of WHD Field Bulletin No. 2020–2, which attempts to limit liquidated damages for violations of minimum wage and overtime protections; Bera (No. 221) that decreases and increases funds by $1 million in the CDC Public Health Preparedness and Response account to urge CDC to integrate early warning surveillance data, such as network-connected devices like smart thermometers and pulse oximeters or symptom surveys, into its COVID–19 syndromic surveillance to help identify potential hotspots even before individuals present to a health care facility; Bera (No. 222) that decreases and increases funds by $1 million in the CDC Immunization and Respiratory Diseases account to urge CDC to prioritize assistance to State, local, tribal, and territorial health departments regarding Immunization Information Systems to best prepare for management and distribution of seasonal influenza and COVID–19 vaccines and to support mass vaccination efforts; Beyer (No. 224) that requires the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine do to a holistic review of the U.S. coronavirus response and offer recommendations, including but not limited to how to build public health security and pandemic preparedness; Cohen (No. 228) that prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Escobar (No. 234) that increases and decreases funding by $1 million in the Office of the Secretary account to urge the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission to develop and implement a bi-national strategy to address COVID–19 in the border region; Escobar (No. 235) that prohibits funds from being used to implement or enforce the restrictions under the rule entitled, ``Order Under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act; Order Suspending Introduction of Certain Persons From Countries Where a Communicable Disease Exists'' at the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico; Espaillat (No. 237) that prohibits the Office of Refugee Resettlement and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from contracting with any for-profit contractor for the purposes of housing unaccompanied children (UAC); Jayapal (No. 253) that prohibits use of funds to implement or enforce Secretary DeVos' Interim Final Rule entitled ``CARES Act Programs; Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-Public Schools,'' an unlawful interpretation of the CARES Act to divert federal emergency aid dollars intended for public schools to private school students; Kelly (IL) (No. 256) that increases CDC firearm injury and mortality prevention research by $5,000,000; Levin (MI) (No. 259) that increases and decreases by $1 million for ILAB funding with the intent that the funds support workers' rights and capacity to organize independent unions in Mexico; Levin (MI) (No. 260) that prohibits any of the funds made available by this Act to be used by the Department of Education for Education Freedom Scholarship private school vouchers; McBath (No. 264) that increases funding for CDC Injury Prevention and Control fund by $5,000,000, decreases the General Departmental Management fund under the office of the HHS Secretary by $5,000,000; Norcross (No. 269) that increases and decreases OSHA by $5 million with the intent of directing them to issue a comprehensive emergency temporary standard to protect workers, employers, and customers from the COVID–19 pandemic; Norcross (No. 270) that increases and decreases the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund by $5 million with the intention of directing the Department to establish a nationwide standard for diagnostic testing and contact tracing related to COVID–19; Porter (No. 278) that ensures that ACA open enrollment data is disaggregated by race, ethnicity, preferred language, age, and sex to support better understanding of enrollment information; Schakowsky (No. 283) that providing $1,000,000 in funding for an interagency College Campus Task Force on mental and behavioral health and $1,000,000 for efforts aimed at reducing the stigma associated with mental health services to ensure that students at institutions of higher education have the support they need to successfully complete their education, as authorized in the 21st Century Cures Act; Schrier (No. 284) that increases funding for vaccines by $2 million and reduce by $2 million the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the resources to disaggregate, detailed vaccination acceptance data by race and ethnicity; Sherrill (No. 286) that increases and decreases funds by $20,000,000 to highlight the need for the Mental and Substance Use Disorder Workforce Training Demonstration Program under HRSA Health Workforce; Slotkin (No. 288) that increases and decreases the Institute of Education Sciences by $1,000,000 to highlight the need for academic research on issues of racial inequality; Speier (No. 292) that increases funding for OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program by $1,436,000 in order to ensure the office that enforces over 20 whistleblower laws has the funding needed to respond to the increase in complaints related to the COVID–19 pandemic; decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary by $2,436,000; Trahan (No. 297) that increases and decreases funding under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (referred to in this Act as ``ESEA'') to underscore congressional intent that funding designated as emergency aid during the COVID–19 pandemic not be redirected by the Secretary of Education away from public elementary and secondary schools to private schools unless specifically authorized under such Acts, the ESEA, IDEA, or other law in effect prior to the enactment of this Act; Trahan (No. 298) that increases and decreases the Program Administration account at the Department of Education to illustrate the serious consequences of using federal funding to coerce schools into resuming in-person instruction as they reopen during the COVID–19 pandemic; Trahan (No. 299) that increases and decreases funding at the HHS Office of the Secretary General Management account for the intention of directing the Secretary to engage the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics to study the health effects and injury impacts caused by the use of kinetic impact projectiles; Velázquez (No. 301) that prevents funds from this act from being used to reject grant applications due to the use of the term ``vulnerable,'' ``entitlement,'' ``diversity,'' ``transgender,'' ``fetus,'' ``evidence-based'', or ``science-based''; Waters (No. 302) that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Administration's July 2019 proposed rule, ``Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory 5 Provisions To Promote Efficiency, and Transparency'' which deregulates nursing homes and weakens infection prevention standards in nursing homes; Waters (No. 303) that prohibits the use of funds to require hospitals, hospital laboratories, and acute care facilities to report COVID–19 data using the ``teletracking.protect.hhs.gov'' website that was announced by the Department of Health and Human Services in the document entitled ``COVID–19 Guidance for Hospital Reporting and FAQs for Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, and Acute Care Facility Data Reporting Updated July 10, 2020'', instead of the CDC; Watson Coleman (No. 307) that Increases and decreases funds by $500,000 to highlight the need for a GAO study examining: 1) whether public health entities are including racial and ethnic demographic data when reporting COVID–19 cases & deaths, identifying challenges, and recommendations for improvement; and 2) whether changes after July 10 to HHS reporting requirements make it more difficult to report demographic data; Watson Coleman (No. 308) that increases and decreases funds by $5,000,000 to highlight the need for a GAO study auditing hiring, retention, and promotion practices at CDC to evaluate whether current policies equitably support staff of color, and identifying recommendations to remedy disparities; Cohen (No. 312) that prohibits the use of funds to enter into any new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump related business listed in the President Trump's Annual Financial Disclosure Report submitted to the Office of Government Ethics as well as certain Trump related properties listed on the Trump Organization's website; Cohen (No. 313) that prohibits funds from being used to eliminate dining car service on Amtrak's long-distance route; Jackson Lee (No. 320) that prohibits the Department of Transportation from using funds for Section 106 Transportation construction projects in urban areas that have not been determined to meet the statutory and fiduciary obligations of the National Historic Preservation Act; Jackson Lee (No. 322) that provides $1,000,000 in assistance to address challenges faced by communities impacted by persistent poverty and are not included in decision making when major highway construction threatens their homes, businesses, and culturally significant structures; Jackson Lee (No. 323) that increases by $1,000,000 the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to address the fairness in the use of Community Development Block Grant Disaster funding to repair or replace single family homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey to ensure that multi-generational homes can house the family at documented pre-disaster capacity; Levin (MI) (No. 327) that increases and decreases funding for BUILD grants by $1 million to emphasize the prioritization of grant funding towards green infrastructure projects that will decarbonize and electrify the U.S. ground transportation sector while improving local roads, bridges and rail; Ocasio-Cortez (No. 331) that stipulates that none of the funds made available through the Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce HUD's latest disparate impact rule; Ocasio-Cortez (No. 332) that prohibits the use of funds for HUD's implementation, enforcement, or administration of the ``Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice''; and Waters (No. 339) that allows housing counselors to continue assisting homeowners and renters throughout the COVID–19 pandemic and FY2021 without certification;
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Finkenauer amendment (No. 239 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that increases funding for endometriosis research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to $26 million, doubling funding for endometriosis research over FY 19 level;
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Foster amendment (No. 241 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that strikes Section 510, thereby removing a ban on HHS promulgating rules on unique patient identifiers;
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Posey amendment (No. 334 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that increases and decreases by $2 million the Federal Railroad Administration Safety and Operations account to highlight the need to conduct a joint FRA–FHWA pedestrian/motorist/student safety study on the high speed rail corridor running from Miami to Orlando through Indian River County, FL;
Pages H4172–73

Sherrill amendment (No. 335 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that increases and decreases funding for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program by $5 million, in order to highlight the critical need for rail project capital financing;
Pages H4173–74

Blumenauer amendment (No. 87 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state and tribal cannabis programs; the term ``state'' includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico (by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 163 nays, Roll No. 174); and
Pages H4140–41, H4175–76

Underwood amendment (No. 148 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that prevents the Department of Justice from using federal funds for litigation that undermines the Affordable Care Act (by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 175).
Pages H4141–43, H4176

Rejected:

Lowey en bloc amendment No. 3 consisting of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461: Gosar (No. 19) that sought strike a provision prohibiting funds appropriated to the Department of Defense from being used to construct a wall, fence, border barriers, or border security infrastructure along the southern border; Miller (No. 39) that sought to strike a provision that would prohibit construction at the southern border, including roads, the border wall, fence, or barrier; Norman (No. 47) that sought to prohibit the use of funds by the Navy for a test or pilot program that utilizes the current Mk 38 25mm remote gun system, scheduled to be replaced by FY2021, to avoid wasteful spending and moot results; Schweikert (No. 58) that sought to increase the Family of Non-Lethal Equipment program in Other Procurement, Army to include an upgrade of the current Army conducted electrical weapon inventory to replace non-working and obsolete systems with the unit most recently qualified for use by the service, and to reduce Operations and Maintenance Army, Servicewide Communications by the corresponding amount; Smith (MO) (No. 65) that sought to increase funding for Army procurement of the Joint Assault Bridge; offset is Defense-Wide; Turner (No. 76) that sought to increase funding for Air Force basic and applied scientific research, development, test and evaluation by $6 million for Autonomous Air Combat Operations (AACO) programs; Upton (No. 77) that sought to transfer $3 million to Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation for the Army with the intent it be used to accelerate aircraft cleaning and deicing system (ACDS) capability to help prevent and control corrosion of aviation assets through development and testing of an aircraft washing system; Waltz (No. 79) that sought to increase funding for Special Operations Command Armed Overwatch by $32 million to match funding level in the FY21 Defense Authorization Act, and decreases Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction RDTE; Babin (No. 85) that sought to restore the Office of Space Commerce and the Office of Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs back to where they are authorized by statute, thereby advancing U.S. leadership in space commerce and commercial remote sensing; Bost (No. 88) that sought to increase the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants authorized by the STOP School Violence Act by $1 million; Gosar (No. 98) that sought to strike a provision which prohibits the Bureau of the Census from using funds to produce any data product or tabulation based on data not collected in the census; McKinley (No. 113) that sought to increase NOAA's Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account by $15 million, with the additional funding intended for the expansion of the Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System; reduces NOAA's Operations, Research, and Facilities account by $15 million with the intent of repurposing research funding for the supercomputing system; Gosar (No. 162) that sought to strike a provision which prohibits funds for the Civil Works Program of the United States Army Corps of Engineers from being used to design or construct a wall, fence, border barriers, or border security infrastructure along the southern border; Perry (No. 181) that sought to strike Title VI of Division C, Additional Infrastructure Investments; Huizenga (No. 201) that sought to strike Section 540, which prohibits expenditures for the SEC's proposed private offerings rulemaking until a separate rulemaking is done for the SEC to obtain information better informing the SEC's ability to evaluate market practices for private offerings and the effects of general solicitation; McKinley (No. 207) that sought to transfer $2 million from the General Services Administration's ``Real Property Activities--Federal Building Fund'' account, which provides for GSA rental expenses, to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council ``Environmental Review Improvement Fund'' account; Steil (No. 214) that sought to strike Section 541 from the underlying bill; Bishop (NC) (No. 225) that sought to restrict any of the funds in the Act from being used to withdraw the rule allowing Health Reimbursement Arrangements to be used to purchase individual market coverage; Foxx (NC) (No. 242) that sought to prohibit the delay or weakening of the November 27, 2019 rule relating to price transparency requirements for hospitals; Hill (AR) (No. 248) that sought to strike guidance requiring $100 million to be obligated to carry out the ACA navigator program; Hill (AR) (No. 249) that sought to transfer $2.6 million from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) account to the Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) account; Newhouse (No. 268) that sought to strike Section 247 of Title II, which prohibits the use of funds to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the revision to section 447.10 of title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, contained in the final rule entitled ``Medicaid Program; Reassignment of Medicaid Provider Claims''; Taylor (No. 296) that sought to increase and decrease funds by $1 million with the intention of requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Labor to report on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) media lock-ups, including a comparison to the Federal Reserve's media lock-up and best practices for market moving information from the Federal Reserve and BLS, examine the ability of the Federal Reserve to release more market moving information such as the BLS economic data, if discontinuing media lock-ups pose a single point of failure security risk, determine best practices to ensure equal access by traders, determine best practices to enable media access to examine data prior to releases, and determine if lock-ups pose a cybersecurity concern; Wright (No. 309) that sought to strike Sec. 114 in division F, removing the prohibition against DOL OFCCP's rule Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption from taking effect; Lesko (No. 325) that sought to strike language in section 235, which would prohibit funds from being used to implement the proposed rule entitled ``Making Admission or Placement Determinations Based on Sex in Facilities Under Community Planning and Development Housing Programs''; Lesko (No. 326) that sought to strike language in section 236, which would codify a 2015 Department of Housing and Urban Development notice entitled, ``Appropriate Placement for Transgender Persons in Single-Sex Emergency Shelters and Other Facilities''; and Perry (No. 333) that sought to strike Title V of Division G, Additional Infrastructure Investments; and
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Ocasio-Cortez amendment (No. 49 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that sought to prohibit the use of funds for military recruitment via Twitch and e-sports activities (by a yea-and-nay vote of 126 yeas to 292 nays, Roll No. 173).
Pages H4139–40, H4174–75


Proceedings Postponed: Allen amendment (No. 219 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that seeks to reduce funds made available in Division F (LHHS) by 5 percent.
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H. Res. 1067, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7617) was agreed to yesterday, July 29th.

Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 1072, electing certain Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H4177


Communications Outreach Media and Mail Standards Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 7512, to rename the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards as the House Communications Standards Commission, to extend the authority of the Commission to regulate mass mailings of Members and Member-elect of the House of Representatives to all unsolicited mass communications of Members and Members-elect of the House.
Pages H4177–78


Authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Women in Congress, 1917–2006'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 92, authorizing the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled ``Women in Congress, 1917–2006''.
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Providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.J. Res. 87, providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Senate Referrals: S. 2381 was held at the desk. S. 2638 was held at the desk. S. 4346 was held at the desk.
Page H4174


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4174.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4174–75, H4175–76, and H4176.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10 p.m.

Committee Meetings

REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CYBERSPACE SOLARIUM COMMISSION

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing entitled ``Review of the Recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission''. Testimony was heard from the following Cyberspace Solarium Commission officials: Senator King, Chairman; Representative Gallagher, Chairman; Patrick Murphy, Commissioner; and Frank Cilluffo, Commissioner.

PROTECTING CONSUMERS DURING THE PANDEMIC? AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Protecting Consumers During the Pandemic? An Examination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau''. Testimony was heard from Kathy Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

UPDATE ON THE COVID–19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE IN AFRICA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``Update on the COVID–19 Pandemic Response in Africa''. Testimony was heard from Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State; and Christopher Maloney, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 5245, the ``SHIELD for Veterans Act''; H.R. 5639, the ``Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act''; H.R. 4908, the ``Native American PACT Act''; H.R. 2791, the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019''; H.R. 3010, the ``Honoring All Veterans Act''; H.R. 6589, the ``CFO Authority and Collaboration Act of 2020''; H.R. 4526, the ``Brian Tally VA Employment Transparency Act''; H.R. 5487, the ``Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act''; H.R. 7111, the ``Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020''; H.R. 3228, the ``VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act''; H.R. 7445, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for home loans from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces; and H.R. 7795, the ``Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act''. H.R. 5245, H.R. 5639, H.R. 4908, H.R. 2791, H.R. 3010, H.R. 6589, H.R. 4526, H.R. 7111, H.R. 3228, H.R. 7445, and H.R. 7795 were order reported, as amended. H.R. 5487 was ordered reported, without amendment.

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Joint Meetings

CORONAVIRUS RECESSION

Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine reducing uncertainty and restoring confidence during the Coronavirus recession, after receiving testimony from Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, and Rachel Greszler, The Heritage Foundation, all of Washington, D.C.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JULY 31, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, hearing entitled ``The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, markup on the FY 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act; and Authorizing all Members of the House of Representatives to review, at a time to be determined by the Committee, the Classified Annex to the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, 9:30 a.m., HVC–304 (Hearing Room). Part of this meeting is closed.

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, Full Committee, business meeting on proposed recommendations, 11 a.m., 210 Cannon.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, August 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, July 31

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Continue consideration of H.R. 7617--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E708

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E703, E705

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E704

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E703

Comer, James, Ky., E707

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E706

Flores, Bill, Tex., E701, E702, E703, E705, E705, E707, E708, E709, E709

Fortenberry, Jeff, Nebr., E709

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E702

Gibbs, Bob, Ohio, E709

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E701

Holding, George, N.C., E707

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E705

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E707

Larsen, Rick, Wash., E701

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E704

Long, Billy, Mo., E709

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E706

Moulton, Seth, Mass., E710

Neguse, Joe, Colo., E705

Olson, Pete, Tex., E701

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E701

Reschenthaler, Guy, Pa., E708

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E702

Stanton, Greg, Ariz., E705, E708

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