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114th Congress }                                               {   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session    }                                               {  114-569

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 4909) TO AUTHORIZE 
  APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 FOR MILITARY ACTIVITIES OF THE 
   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, TO PRESCRIBE 
   MILITARY PERSONNEL STRENGTHS FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR, AND FOR OTHER 
                                PURPOSES

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May 16, 2016.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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          Mr. Byrne of Alabama, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 732]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 732, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4909, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, under 
a structured rule. The resolution provides one hour of general 
debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Armed Services. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 114-51, modified by the amendment printed in 
part A of this report, shall be considered as adopted and the 
bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as 
amended. The resolution makes in order only those further 
amendments printed in part B this report and amendments en bloc 
described in section 3 of the resolution. The resolution 
provides that the amendments printed in part B of this report 
may be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the 
House or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of 
this report or against amendments en bloc as described in 
section 3 of the resolution.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides that it shall be in 
order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Armed 
Services or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting 
of amendments printed in part B of this report not earlier 
disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question in the House or the Committee of the 
Whole.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides that no further 
consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to 
a subsequent order of the House.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes a waiver of clause 3(e)(1) of rule XIII 
(Ramseyer), requiring a committee report accompanying a bill 
amending or repealing statutes to show, by typographical 
device, parts of statute affected.
    The waiver of all points of order against provisions in the 
bill, as amended, includes a waiver of clause 4 of rule XXI, 
which prohibits reporting a bill or joint resolution carrying 
an appropriation from a committee not having jurisdiction to 
report an appropriation. It is important to note that if 
amendment #1 offered by Rep. Thornberry is adopted, this 
violation will be cured.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part B of this report or against 
amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of the resolution, 
the Committee is not aware of any points of order. The waiver 
is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 167

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to strike the portion of the 
resolution self-executing amendment #2, offered by Mr. 
Sessions. Defeated: 2-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Stivers.....................................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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        SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Sessions (TX): Strikes Sec. 528, which requires selective 
service registration and conscription requirements for female 
residents of the United States between the ages of 18 and 26 
and requires a study of the Selective Service.

           SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. Thornberry (TX): Clarifies that the special transfer 
authority in section 1702 is subject to appropriation Acts. (10 
minutes)
    2. Westerman (AR): Provides an additional $82.4 million for 
the Surface-To-Air missile MSE program that mitigates critical 
shortfall in Army War Reserve requirements. Takes $82.4 million 
from Atomic Energy Defense Activities, National Nuclear 
Security Administration, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, 
Material management and minimization account. (10 minutes)
    3. Garamendi (CA): Reduces the authorization for the Ground 
Based Strategic Deterrent program by $17.93 million, the amount 
identified by the Government Accountability Office as in excess 
of program need for Fiscal Year 2016.
    This amendment increases the authorization for Air Force 
procurement of Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures by 
$17.93 million to address an unfunded requirement identified by 
the Air Force. (10 minutes)
    4. McKinley (WV), Napolitano (CA): Increases the National 
Guard Youth Challenge Program under Civil Military Programs by 
$15 million and decreases by the same amount Operations and 
Maintenance, Defense-wide. (10 minutes)
    5. Guthrie (KY): Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to 
continue to provide for the production, treatment, management, 
and use of natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky. (10 
minutes)
    6. Gallego (AZ): Requires each branch of the Armed Services 
to monitor prescribing of medications to treat PTSD among 
Service Members. (10 minutes)
    7. Graves (MO), Takai (HI): Requires the DOD to report to 
the Armed Services Committee on the agency's use of a two-phase 
procurement process. (10 minutes)
    8. Jackson Lee (TX): Requires outreach for small business 
concerns owned and controlled by women and minorities required 
before conversation of certain functions to contractor 
performance (10 minutes)
    9. Jackson Lee (TX): Requires the Government Accountability 
Office to include in its annual report to congress a list of 
the most common grounds for sustaining protests related to bids 
for contracts. (10 minutes)
    10. McKinley (WV), Delaney (MD), Cook (CA), Garamendi (CA), 
Harris (MD), King, Peter (NY): Requires the Secretary of 
Defense to ensure that every tactical missile program of the 
Department of Defense that uses solid propellant as the primary 
propulsion system shall have at least two fully certified 
rocket motor suppliers in the event that one of the rocket 
motor suppliers is outside the national technology and 
industrial base. (10 minutes)
    11. Thornberry (TX): Amends Section 101 of the National 
Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021) to address the National 
Security Council's enlarged staff size and subsequent 
micromanagement of military operations, which is inconsistent 
with its statutory advisory and coordination roles. The 
amendment would also increase oversight and accountability by 
requiring Senate confirmation of the National Security Advisor 
if the staff size of the National Security Council exceeds 100 
employees. (10 minutes)
    12. Nadler (NY): Removes funding prohibitions on the 
closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (10 minutes)
    13. Walorski (IN): Amends the Freedom of Information Act to 
include the National Security Council (NSC) and makes the FOIA 
requirement effective after Senate confirmation of National 
Security Advisor. (10 minutes)
    14. Poe (TX): Directs the Secretary of Defense to give 
preference to State and Federal agencies who conduct border 
security functions for distribution of surveillance unmanned 
aerial vehicles including the MQ 9 Reaper, the Aerostat radar 
system; night-vision goggles; and Humvees as part of the DOD's 
Excess Property Program (1033 program). (10 minutes)
    15. Hunter (CA): Expands the use of the Transportation 
Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) regarding access at DoD 
installations. (10 minutes)
    16. Kelly (PA): Prohibits funds from being used to destroy 
anti-personnel landmine munitions unless the Secretary of 
Defense submits a report on research into operational 
alternatives to these munitions. (10 minutes)
    17. Royce (CA): Prohibits any action to impair U.S. 
jurisdiction and control over Naval Station Guantanamo Bay 
unless authorized or provided by subsequent statute or treaty, 
based on unique legal history of that U.S. base. (10 minutes)
    18. Walorski (IN): Requires the United States Government 
and the government of a foreign country to enter into a written 
memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of an 
individual from Guantanamo Bay and transmitted to the Congress. 
(10 minutes)
    19. Calvert (CA): Requires a report on the Department of 
Defense civilian work force and contractors. (10 minutes)
    20. Moore, Gwen (WI): Expresses the sense of Congress 
regarding the intentional targeting of and attacks against 
medical facilities and medical providers in Syria. (10 minutes)
    21. Forbes (VA): Requires that the Secretary of Defense 
submit a report at the end of each fiscal year listing each 
request received from Taiwan and each letter of offer to sell 
any defense articles or services under the Arms Export Control 
Act to Taiwan during such fiscal year. (10 minutes)
    22. Turner (OH): Expresses a Sense of Congress that the 
United States should take certain actions relevant to 
maintaining NATO's solidarity, strength, and deterrent 
capability in addition to promoting NATO enlargement at the 
July 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland. (10 minutes)
    23. Graves (MO): Reins in SBA's authority to fund 
initiatives outside its current authorized authority. (10 
minutes)
    24. Hanna (NY), Kilmer (WA): Directs Small Business 
Development Centers to provide, to the extent practicable, 
cyber assistance to small businesses. Requires the Small 
Business Administration and the Department of Homeland Security 
to develop a joint ``SBDC Cyber Strategy'' to provide necessary 
guidance to Small Business Development Centers regarding how 
they can improve the coordination and provision of federal 
cyber assistance to small businesses. (10 minutes)
    25. Larsen, Rick (WA): Amends waiver on prohibition of use 
of atomic energy defense funding for work with Russia to allow 
the Secretary of Energy to issue waiver if activity will 
significantly reduce the nuclear threat, regardless of backlog 
at DOE defense nuclear facilities. (10 minutes)
    26. Rogers, Mike (AL): Fences 50% of the funds for the 
Office of the Secretary of Energy until he provides a specific 
report to the specified congressional committees. (10 minutes)
    27. Adams (NC): Provides for online entrepreneurial 
counseling services through the Service Corps of Retired 
Executives (SCORE) program and requires SCORE to submit a study 
and report on the future of the program through a strategic 
plan that covers the course of the next 5 years. (10 minutes)
    28. Collins, Chris (NY), Higgins (NY): Requires the 
Secretary of the Army to consider using cost-competitive 
technologies that minimize waste generation and air emissions 
as alternatives to current disposal methods when reducing 
munitions in the stock-pile of conventional ammunition or B5A 
Account. (10 minutes)
    29. Russell (OK): Expresses the Sense of Congress that the 
Dept. of Defense should reassess their guidelines on how they 
evaluate motor carrier safety performance. The GAO found that 
DOD lowered standards to Dept. of Transportation standards, 
even for the transport of hazardous materials. (10 minutes)
    30. Costa (CA): Directs the Secretary to report to the 
Committees of jurisdiction regarding the efficacy of 
prioritizing training exercises for National Guard IRT teams 
with well drilling capability in locations in disadvantaged 
communities with drinking water supplies that have been 
impacted as a result of drought. (10 minutes)
    31. McKinley (WV): Requires the Secretary of Defense to 
establish an electronic tour calculator so that reservists 
could keep track of aggregated active duty tours of 90 days or 
more served within a fiscal year. (10 minutes)
    32. Meng (NY), McSally (AZ): Requires GAO report on 
admissions practices and gender composition of military service 
academies. (10 minutes)
    33. Palmer (AL): Allows for the award of a Distinguished 
Service Cross to 1st LT Melvin M. Spruiell for his acts of 
valor during WWII as a member of the Army serving in France 
with the 377th Parachute Field Artillery, 101st Airborne 
Division. (10 minutes)
    34. Sewell (AL): Allows cyber institutes to place a special 
emphasis on entering into a partnership with a local 
educational agency located in a rural, under served, or 
underrepresented community. (10 minutes)
    35. Takano (CA): Includes in the report to Congress on the 
direct employment pilot program for members of the National 
Guard and Reserve (Sec. 566) a comparison of the pilot program 
to other DOD and VA unemployment and underemployment programs. 
(10 minutes)
    36. Grayson (FL): Requires the inclusion of information 
concerning the availability of treatment options and resources 
available to address substance abuse (including alcohol, 
prescription drug, and opioid abuse), as part of the required 
servicemember preseparation counseling. (10 minutes)
    37. Bost (IL): Makes a technical change to impact aid 
program. (10 minutes)
    38. DelBene (WA): Eliminates the 2-year eligibility 
limitation for noncompetitive appointment of military spouses 
to civil service positions when a member of the Armed Forces is 
relocated in connection with their service. (10 minutes)
    39. Bera (CA): Requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretaries of the VA, Education, and 
Labor, to submit a report to Congress detailing the transfer of 
skills into college credit or technical certifications for 
members of the Armed Forces leaving the military. (10 minutes)
    40. McGovern (MA), Pompeo (KS): Requires the Secretary of 
Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor 
retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are 
radiation-exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans). (10 minutes)
    41. Grayson (FL): Requires the Secretary of Defense to 
consider ``comparable quality of service'' as criteria used to 
determine partnership agreements between facilities of the 
uniformed services and local or regional health care systems. 
(10 minutes)
    42. Carter, John (TX): Places specific reporting 
requirements on the Defense Department when prescribing and 
distributing Mefloquine to members of the Armed Forces, and 
requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct an annual review 
for each Mefloquine prescription. Expands the Defense Centers 
of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain 
Injury's mission to include the study of the adverse health 
effects of Mefloquine. (10 minutes)
    43. Wilson, Joe (SC): Modifies Section 825(f) of the FY17 
NDAA to sunset the required report after five years. (10 
minutes)
    44. Wilson, Joe (SC): Modifies the effective date for 
section 901(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2015 by extending it one year to February, 1, 2018. 
(10 minutes)
    45. Beyer (VA), Wittman (VA), Connolly (VA), Lamborn (CO), 
Comstock (VA), Ruppersberger (MD): Ensures that DOD is using 
LPTA in an effective and appropriate manner as a source 
selection process. States that it should be DOD policy to avoid 
LPTA use in circumstances that potentially deny the Department 
the benefits of cost and technical tradeoffs in the source 
selection process. (10 minutes)
    46. Burgess (TX), Schakowsky (IL), DeFazio (OR), Welch 
(VT): Requires a report ranking all military departments and 
Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they are in achieving 
auditable financial statements as required by law. (10 minutes)
    47. Turner (OH): Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to 
provide a briefing to the House Armed Services Committee on the 
process used to include proximity to certain commercial 
airports as part of its Strategic Basing Process. (10 minutes)
    48. Zeldin (NY): Requires the United States Navy to 
specifically assess synthetic aperture sonar systems and 
subsequently report on whether they are a suitable for 
incorporation on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). (10 minutes)
    49. Frankel (FL): Expresses Congress's appreciation to 
American veterans disabled for life and supports the annual 
recognition of these individuals each year. (10 minutes)
    50. Beyer (VA): Pairs the FAA and the DOD to study possible 
changes to these routes and altitude caps to minimize the 
impact from these overflight operations. (10 minutes)
    51. Trott (MI): States that the President shall instruct 
the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations to use the voice and 
vote of the United States to seek the establishment of a United 
Nations processing center in Erbil, Iraq to assist 
internationally displaced communities. (10 minutes)
    52. Vela (TX): Requires the Department of Defense to submit 
a report to Congress on the impact of cartel violence in Mexico 
on U.S. national security. (10 minutes)
    53. Thornberry (TX): Requires the Secretaries of Defense 
and State to submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a 
report containing a description of the steps the United States 
has taken, plans to take, and will take to provide Taiwan with 
arms of a defensive character in accordance with the Taiwan 
Relations Act (Public Law 96--8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et 14 seq.). 
(10 minutes)
    54. Nolan (MN): Prohibits funding from the Syria Train and 
Equip program to recipients that the Secretary of Defense has 
reported as having misused provided training and equipment. (10 
minutes)
    55. Aguilar (CA): Creates a pilot program to improve the 
ability of the Army and Air Force, respectively, to recruit 
cyber professionals. (10 minutes)
    56. Dold (IL): Extends the authorization of a 2014 project 
for barracks at Great Lakes, IL. (10 minutes)
    57. Chu (CA): Ensures that the Small Business 
Administration considers the population density of the area to 
be serviced by women's business centers when reviewing and 
selecting eligible entities for WBC grants. (10 minutes)
    58. Perlmutter (CO): Allows deed restrictions on former 
U.S. Army land at Rocky Mountain Arsenal to be modified or 
removed should an environmental risk assessment determine the 
property is protective for residential or industrial uses. (10 
minutes)
    59. Pompeo (KS): Requires the Director of National 
Intelligence to complete a declassification review of 
intelligence reports related to the past terrorist activities 
of individuals who were transferred or released from GTMO, and 
make available to the public any information declassified as a 
result of the declassification review. (10 minutes)
    60. Zinke (MT), Rogers, Mike (AL), Lummis (WY), DeLauro 
(CT): Ensures the security of our land-based nuclear forces and 
ensures an acquisition strategy that will field a UH 1N 
replacement aircraft in fiscal year 2018. (10 minutes)
    61. McSally (AZ): Places a prohibition on enforcement of 
military commission rulings preventing members of the Armed 
Forces from carrying out otherwise lawful duties based on 
member gender, such as guarding high-value detainees at 
Guantanamo Bay. (10 minutes)

            PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Strike section 528 (page 127, beginning line 14), and insert 
the following new section:

SEC. 528. REPORT ON PURPOSE AND UTILITY OF REGISTRATION SYSTEM UNDER 
                    MILITARY SELECTIVE SERVICE ACT.

  (a) Report Required.--Not later than July 1, 2017, the 
Secretary of Defense shall--
          (1) submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the 
        Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the 
        current and future need for a centralized registration 
        system under the Military Selective Service Act (50 
        U.S.C. 3801 et seq.); and
          (2) provide a briefing on the results of the report.
  (b) Elements of Report.--The report required by subsection 
(a) shall include the following:
          (1) A detailed analysis of the current benefits 
        derived, both directly and indirectly, from the 
        Military Selective Service System, including--
                  (A) the extent to which mandatory 
                registration benefits military recruiting;
                  (B) the extent to which a national 
                registration capability serves as a deterrent 
                to potential enemies of the United States; and
                  (C) the extent to which expanding 
                registration to include women would impact 
                these benefits.
          (2) An analysis of the functions currently performed 
        by the Selective Service System that would be assumed 
        by the Department of Defense in the absence of a 
        national registration capability.
          (3) An analysis of the systems, manpower, and 
        facilities that would be needed by the Department to 
        physically mobilize inductees in the absence of the 
        Selective Service System.
          (4) An analysis of the feasibility and utility of 
        eliminating the current focus on mass mobilization of 
        primarily combat troops in favor of a system that 
        focuses on mobilization of all military occupational 
        specialties, and the extent to which such a change 
        would impact the need for both male and female 
        inductees.
          (5) A detailed analysis of the Department's personnel 
        needs in the event of an emergency requiring mass 
        mobilization, including--
                  (A) a detailed timeline, along with the 
                factors considered in arriving at this 
                timeline, of when the Department would 
                require--
                          (i) the first inductees to report for 
                        service;
                          (ii) the first 100,000 inductees to 
                        report for service; and
                          (iii) the first medical personnel to 
                        report for service; and
                  (B) an analysis of any additional critical 
                skills that would be needed in the event of a 
                national emergency, and a timeline for when the 
                Department would require the first inductees to 
                report for service.
          (6) A list of the assumptions used by the Department 
        when conducting its analysis in preparing the report.
  (c) Comptroller General Review.--Not later than December 1, 
2017, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit 
to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House 
of Representatives a review of the procedures used by the 
Department of Defense in evaluating selective service 
requirements.

                PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thornberry of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 727, line 5, insert after ``may'' the following: ``, as 
specified in advance by appropriations Acts,''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Westerman of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 1__. FUNDING FOR SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE SYSTEM.

  (a) Increase.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be 
appropriated for procurement, as specified in the corresponding 
funding table in section 4101, for missile procurement, Army, 
surface-to-air missile system, MSE missile (Line 002) is hereby 
increased by $82,400,000.
  (b) Offset.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be 
appropriated for Department of Energy national security 
programs, as specified in the corresponding funding table in 
section 4701, for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Defense 
Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs, Defense Nuclear 
Nonproliferation R&D;, Material management and minimization is 
hereby reduced by $82,400,000.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Garamendi of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 1__. FUNDING FOR LARGE AIRCRAFT INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES.

  (a) Increase.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, there is authorized to be 
appropriated $17,930,000 for procurement, Air Force, Large 
Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures.
  (b) Offset.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be 
appropriated for research, development, test, and evaluation, 
as specified in the corresponding funding table in section 
4201, for advanced component development & prototypes, Ground 
Based Strategic Deterrent (Line 044) is hereby reduced by 
$17,930,000.
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   4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McKinley of West 
           Virginia or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 3__. INCREASE IN FUNDING FOR CIVIL MILITARY PROGRAMS.

  (a) Increase.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be 
appropriated for operation and maintenance, Defense-wide, as 
specified in the corresponding funding table in section 4301, 
for Civil Military Programs is hereby increased by $15,000,000 
(to be used in support of the National Guard Youth Challenge 
Program).
  (b) Offset.--Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the 
funding tables in division D, the amount authorized to be 
appropriated for operation and maintenance, Defense-wide, as 
specified in the corresponding funding table in section 4301, 
for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide is hereby reduced 
by $15,000,000.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Guthrie of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 81, insert after line 14 the following:

SEC. 312. PRODUCTION AND USE OF NATURAL GAS AT FORT KNOX.

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

``Sec. 4781. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, and use at 
                    Fort Knox, Kentucky

  ``(a) Authority.--(1) The Secretary of the Army may provide 
for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural 
gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky, without regard to 
section 3 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 
U.S.C. 352).
  ``(2) The Secretary is authorized to enter into a contract 
with an appropriate entity to carry out paragraph (1).
  ``(b) Limitation on Uses.--Any natural gas produced under 
subsection (a) may be used only to support activities and 
operations at Fort Knox and may not be sold for use elsewhere.
  ``(c) Ownership of Facilities.--The Secretary of the Army may 
take ownership of any gas production and treatment equipment 
and facilities and associated infrastructure from an entity 
with which the Secretary has entered into a contract under 
subsection (a) in accordance with the terms of the contract.
  ``(d) Applicability.--The authority of the Secretary of the 
Army under this section is effective as of August 2, 2007.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
following new item:

``4781. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, and use at Fort 
          Knox, Kentucky.''.
                    ____________________________________________________

 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gallego of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. ___. REQUIREMENT TO REVIEW AND MONITOR PRESCRIBING PRACTICES AT 
                    MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES OF PHARMACEUTICAL 
                    AGENTS FOR TREATMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall--
          (1) conduct a comprehensive review of the prescribing 
        practices at military treatment facilities of 
        pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of post-
        traumatic stress;
          (2) implement a process or processes to monitor the 
        prescribing practices at military treatment facilities 
        of pharmaceutical agents that are discouraged from use 
        under the VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for 
        Management of Post-Traumatic Stress; and
          (3) implement a plan to address any deviations from 
        such guideline in prescribing practices of 
        pharmaceutical agents for management of post-traumatic 
        stress at such facilities.
  (b) Pharmaceutical Agent Defined.--In this section, the term 
``pharmaceutical agent'' has the meaning given that term in 
section 1074g(g) of title 10, United States Code.
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 7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Missouri or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 843. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DESIGN-BUILD CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR 
                    DEFENSE CONTRACTS.

  (a) In General.--Section 2305a of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
  ``(b) Criteria for Use.--
          ``(1) Contracts with a value of at least 
        $4,000,000.--Two-phase selection procedures shall be 
        used for entering into a contract for the design and 
        construction of a public building, facility, or work 
        when a contracting officer determines that the contract 
        has a value of $4,000,000 or greater.
          ``(2) Contracts with a value less than $4,000,000.--
        For projects that a contracting officer determines have 
        a value of less than $4,000,000, the contracting 
        officer shall make a determination whether two-phase 
        selection procedures are appropriate for use for 
        entering into a contract for the design and 
        construction of a public building, facility, or work 
        when--
                  ``(A) the contracting officer anticipates 
                that 3 or more offers will be received for the 
                contract;
                  ``(B) design work must be performed before an 
                offeror can develop a price or cost proposal 
                for the contract;
                  ``(C) the offeror will incur a substantial 
                amount of expense in preparing the offer; and
                  ``(D) the contracting officer has considered 
                information such as--
                          ``(i) the extent to which the project 
                        requirements have been adequately 
                        defined;
                          ``(ii) the time constraints for 
                        delivery of the project;
                          ``(iii) the capability and experience 
                        of potential contractors;
                          ``(iv) the suitability of the project 
                        for use of the two-phase selection 
                        procedures;
                          ``(v) the capability of the agency to 
                        manage the two-phase selection process; 
                        and
                          ``(vi) other criteria established by 
                        the agency.'';
          (2) by striking the second sentence in subsection (d) 
        and inserting the following: ``The maximum number 
        specified in the solicitation shall not be greater than 
        5 unless the head of the contracting activity (or a 
        designee of the head who is in a position not lower 
        than the supervisor of the contracting officer) 
        approves the contracting officer's justification with 
        respect to an individual solicitation that a specified 
        number greater than 5 is in the Federal Government's 
        interest.''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following new 
        subsection:
  ``(g) Annual Reports.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than November 30 of each 
        of the years 2016 through 2020, the Secretary of 
        Defense shall submit to the Director of the Office of 
        Management and Budget an annual report containing each 
        instance in which the agency awarded a design-build 
        contract pursuant to section 2305a of this title, 
        during the preceding fiscal year in which--
                  ``(A) more than 5 finalists were selected for 
                phase-two requests for proposals; or
                  ``(B) the contract was awarded without using 
                two-phase selection procedures.
          ``(2) Public availability.--The Director of the 
        Office of Management and Budget shall make available to 
        the public, including on the Internet, the annual 
        reports described in paragraph (1), and publish a 
        notice of the availability of each report in the 
        Federal Register.''.
  (b) Government Accountability Office Report.--Not later than 
270 days after November 30, 2020, the Comptroller General of 
the United States shall issue a report analyzing the compliance 
of the various Federal agencies with the requirements of 
subsection (g) of section 2305a of title 10, United States Code 
(as added by subsection (a)(3)).
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 843. ASSESSMENT OF OUTREACH FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS OWNED AND 
                    CONTROLLED BY WOMEN AND MINORITIES REQUIRED BEFORE 
                    CONVERSION OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS TO CONTRACTOR 
                    PERFORMANCE.

   No Department of Defense function that is performed by 
Department of Defense civilian employees and is tied to a 
certain military base may be converted to performance by a 
contractor until the Secretary of Defense conducts an 
assessment to determine if the Department of Defense has 
carried out sufficient outreach programs to assist small 
business concerns owned and controlled by women (as such term 
is defined in section 8(d)(3)(D) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 637(d)(3)(D))) and small business concerns owned and 
controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged 
individuals (as such term is defined in section 8(d)(3)(C) of 
the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(3)(C))) that are 
located in the geographic area near the military base.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VIII (page 326, after line 4), insert the 
following:

SEC. 843. INCLUSION OF INFORMATION ON COMMON GROUNDS FOR SUSTAINING BID 
                    PROTESTS IN ANNUAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE 
                    REPORTS TO CONGRESS.

  The Comptroller General of the United States shall include in 
the annual report to Congress on the Government Accountability 
Office each year a list of the most common grounds for 
sustaining protests relating to bids for contracts during such 
year.
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   10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McKinley of West 
           Virginia or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 843. POLICY REGARDING SOLID ROCKET MOTORS USED IN TACTICAL 
                    MISSILES.

  (a) Policy.--The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that every 
tactical missile program of the Department of Defense that uses 
solid propellant as the primary propulsion system shall have at 
least two fully certified rocket motor suppliers in the event 
that one of the rocket motor suppliers is outside the national 
technology and industrial base (as defined in section 2500(1) 
of title 10, United States Code).
  (b) Waiver.--The Secretary may waive subsection (a) in the 
case of compelling national security reasons.
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11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thornberry of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 9__. REFORM OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) The National Security Council has increasingly 
        micromanaged military operations and centralized 
        decisionmaking within the staff of the National 
        Security Council. The size of the staff has contributed 
        this problem.
          (2) As stated by former Secretary of Defense Robert 
        M. Gates, ``It was the operational micromanagement that 
        drove me nuts of White House and [National Security 
        Council] staffers calling senior commanders out in the 
        field and asking them questions, second guessing 
        commanders'', and by another former Secretary of 
        Defense Leon Panetta, ``[B]ecause of that 
        centralization of that authority at the White House, 
        there are too few voices being heard in terms of the 
        ability to make decisions and that includes members of 
        the cabinet.''.
          (3) Gates stated, ``You have 25 people working on a 
        single military problem . . . They are going to be 
        doing things they shouldn't be doing,'' and Panetta 
        noted, ``The National Security Council has grown 
        enormously, which means you have a lot more staff 
        people running around at the White House on these 
        foreign policy issues.''.
          (4) Press reports indicate that National Security 
        Council micromanagement has included selecting targets 
        in ongoing military operations, specifying detailed 
        parameters and limitations on military operations, and 
        managing military planning and the execution of plans.
          (5) As stated in section 101(a) of the National 
        Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021(a)), the 
        ``function of the Council shall be to advise the 
        President with respect to the integration of domestic, 
        foreign, and military policies relating to the national 
        security so as to enable the military services and the 
        other departments and agencies of the Government to 
        cooperate more effectively in matters involving the 
        national security''.
          (6) As stated in the November 1961 staff reports and 
        recommendations on ``Organizing for National Security'' 
        submitted to the Committee on Government Operations of 
        the Senate by the Subcommittee on National Policy 
        Machinery, ``The Council is an interagency committee: 
        It can inform, debate, review, adjust, and validate... 
        The Council is not a decisionmaking body; it does not 
        itself make policy. It serves only in an advisory 
        capacity to the President, helping him arrive at 
        decisions which he alone can make.''.
          (7) As noted in the 1987 Report of the President's 
        Special Review Board (commonly known as the ``Tower 
        Commission Report''), ``As a general matter, the 
        [National Security Council] staff should not engage in 
        the implementation of policy or the conduct of 
        operations. This compromises their oversight role and 
        usurps the responsibilities of the departments and 
        agencies.''.
          (8) As noted in the ``Addendum on Structure and 
        Process Analyses: Volume II - Executive Office of the 
        President,'' accompanying the February 2001 U.S. 
        Commission on National Security/21st Century (commonly 
        known as the ``Hart-Rudman Commission''), ``[T]he 
        degree to which the [National Security Council] gets 
        involved in operational issues raises a question of 
        congressional oversight. Today there is limited 
        congressional oversight of the [National Security 
        Council]... Assigning the [National Security Council] 
        greater operational responsibility would likely result 
        in calls for more congressional oversight and 
        legislative control...''.
          (9) According to analysis from the Brookings 
        Institution's National Security Council Project, the 
        size of the National Security Council staff from the 
        early 1960s to the mid-1990s remained consistently 
        under 60 personnel. Since then, it has grown 
        significantly in size.
          (10) As former National Security Advisor, Zbigniew 
        Brzezinski, wrote in ``The NSC's Midlife Crisis'' in 
        Foreign Policy, Winter 1987-1988, ``There is no magic 
        number, but it would appear that for successful 
        strategic planning and policy coordination 30-40 senior 
        staff members are probably adequate. However, to ensure 
        effective supervision over policy implementation as 
        well, the size of the staff should be somewhat larger. 
        An optimal figure for the senior staff probably would 
        be about 50 senior staff members.''.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the function of the National Security Council, 
        consistent with the National Security Act of 1947 (50 
        U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), is to advise the President as an 
        independent honest broker on national security matters, 
        to coordinate national security activities across 
        departments and agencies, and to make recommendations 
        to the President regarding national security objectives 
        and policy, and the size of the staff of the National 
        Security Council should be appropriately aligned to 
        this function;
          (2) the President is entitled to privacy in the 
        Office of the President and to a confidential 
        relationship with the National Security Advisor and the 
        National Security Council; and
          (3) however, a National Security Council, enabled by 
        a large staff, that assumes a central policymaking or 
        operational role is no longer advisory and should be 
        publicly accountable to the American people through 
        Senate confirmation of its leadership and the 
        activities of the Council subject to direct oversight 
        by Congress.
  (c) Amendments to National Security Act of 1947.--Section 101 
of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021), is 
amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) in paragraph (5), by striking ``and'';
                  (B) in paragraph (6), by striking the period 
                at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (C) by adding after paragraph (6) the 
                following new paragraph:
          ``(7) the Assistant to the President for National 
        Security Affairs.'';
          (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``shall receive 
        compensation at the rate of $10,000 a year.'' and 
        inserting ``shall report to, and be under the general 
        supervision of, the Assistant to the President for 
        National Security Affairs.'';
          (3) by redesignating subsections (d) through (l) as 
        subsections (e) through (m), respectively; and
          (4) by inserting after subsection (c) the following 
        new subsection:
  ``(d)(1)(A) Except as provided by subparagraph (B), the 
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs shall 
be appointed by the President.
  ``(B) If the staff of the Council exceeds 100 covered 
employees at any point during a term of the President, and for 
the duration of such term (without regard to any changes to the 
number of such covered employees), the Assistant to the 
President for National Security Affairs shall be appointed by 
the President, by and with the advice and consent of the 
Senate.
  ``(2)(A) Beginning on the date on which the staff of the 
Council exceeds 100 covered employees, the person appointed as 
the Assistant under paragraph (1)(A), the person nominated by 
the President to be appointed the Assistant under paragraph 
(1)(B), or any other person designated by the President to 
serve as the Assistant in an acting capacity, may serve in an 
acting capacity for no longer than 210 days.
  ``(B) If the person nominated by the President to be 
appointed the Assistant under paragraph (1)(B) is rejected by 
the Senate, withdrawn, or returned to the President by the 
Senate, the President shall nominate another person and the 
person serving as the acting Assistant may continue to serve--
          ``(i) until the second nomination is confirmed; or
          ``(ii) for no more than 210 days after the second 
        nomination is rejected, withdrawn, or returned.
  ``(3) The President shall notify Congress in writing not more 
than seven days after the date on which the staff of the 
Council exceeds 100 covered employees.
  ``(4) In this subsection, the term `covered employees' means 
each of the following officers and employees (counted without 
regard to full-time equivalent basis):
          ``(A) Officers and employees occupying a position 
        funded by the Executive Office of the President 
        performing a function of the Council.
          ``(B) Officers, employees, and members of the Armed 
        Forces from any department, agency, or independent 
        establishment of the executive branch of the Government 
        that are on detail to the Council performing a function 
        of the Council.''.
  (d) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3(12) of the International 
Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6402(12)) is amended 
by striking ``section 101(i)'' and inserting ``section 
101(l)''.
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Nadler of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike sections 1032 and 1033.
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13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Walorski of Indiana or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 10__. APPLICATION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT TO THE 
                    NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL.

  (a) In General.--Section 552(f)(1) of title 5, United States 
Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), 
is amended by inserting ``and the National Security Council'' 
after ``the Executive Office of the President''.
  (b) Effective Date; Application.--
          (1) Effective date.--The amendment made by subsection 
        (a) shall take effect on the date on which the first 
        Assistant to the President for National Security 
        Affairs is appointed by the President, by and with the 
        advice and consent of the Senate, pursuant to section 
        101(d)(1)(B) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 
        U.S.C. 3021(d)(1)(B)), as added by title IX of this 
        Act.
          (2) Application.--The amendment made by subsection 
        (a) shall apply with respect to any record created by 
        the National Security Council on or after the date 
        specified in paragraph (1).
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 14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Poe of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 394, after line 5, insert the following:

SEC. 1048. REQUIREMENT RELATING TO TRANSFER OF EXCESS DEPARTMENT OF 
                    DEFENSE EQUIPMENT TO FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES.

  Section 2576a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(g) Preference for Border Security Purposes.--(1) In 
transferring the personal property described in paragraph (2) 
under this section, the Secretary of Defense shall give 
preference to Federal and State agencies that agree to use the 
property primarily for the purpose of strengthening border 
security along the southern border of the United States.
  ``(2) The personal property described in this section is--
          ``(A) surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, 
        including the MQ-9 Reaper (also known as the `Predator 
        B') and the Aerostat radar system;
          ``(B) night-vision goggles; and
          ``(C) high mobility multi-purpose wheel vehicles 
        (commonly known as `humvees').''.
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 15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hunter of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 462, after line 13, insert the following:

SEC. 1098. USE OF TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL TO 
                    GAIN ACCESS AT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS.

  (a) Access to Installations for Credentialed Transportation 
Workers.--During the period that the Secretary is developing 
and fielding physical access standards, capabilities, 
processes, and electronic access control systems, the Secretary 
shall, to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that the 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) shall be 
accepted as a valid credential for unescorted access to 
Department of Defense installations by transportation workers.
  (b) Credentialed Transportation Workers With Secret 
Clearance.--TWIC-carrying transportation workers who also have 
a current Secret Level Clearance issued by the Department of 
Defense shall be considered exempt from further vetting when 
seeking unescorted access at Department of Defense facilities. 
Access security personnel shall verify such person's security 
clearance in a timely manner and provide them with unescorted 
access to complete their freight service.
  (c) Report on Credentialed Persons Denied Access to 
Department of Defense Installations.--Not later than 90 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
Defense shall begin documenting each instance when a 
credentialed transportation worker is denied unescorted access 
to a military facility in the Continental United States, 
Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, or Native American lands. The report 
shall include, but not be limited to, the reasons for such 
denial, and the amount of time the credentialed party denied 
entrance waited to obtain access. The report shall be submitted 
to the Armed Services Committees of the House and Senate no 
later than the first day of February of each year until 
complete fielding of Identity Management Enterprise Services 
Architecture and electronic access control systems are 
achieved.
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16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kelly of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 462, after line 13, insert the following:

SEC. ___. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR DESTRUCTION OF 
                    CERTAIN LANDMINES AND REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT OF 
                    REPLACEMENT ANTI-PERSONNEL LANDMINE MUNITIONS.

  (a) Limitation.--Except as provided in subsection (b), none 
of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
otherwise made available for fiscal year 2017 for the 
Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for the 
destruction of anti-personnel landmine munitions before the 
date on which the Secretary of Defense submits the report 
required by subsection (c).
  (b) Exception for Safety.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to 
any anti-personnel landmine munitions that the Secretary 
determines are unsafe or could pose a safety risk if not 
demilitarized or destroyed.
  (c) Report Required.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
        Defense shall submit to the Congress a report that 
        includes the following:
                  (A) An assessment of the current state of 
                research into operational alternatives to anti-
                personnel landmines.
                  (B) Any other matter that the Secretary 
                determines should be included in the report.
          (2) Form of report.--The report required by paragraph 
        (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
        include a classified annex.
  (d) Anti-personnel Landmine Munitions Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``anti-personnel landmine munitions'' 
includes anti-personnel landmines and sub-munitions as defined 
by the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, 
Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their 
Destruction, as determined by the Secretary.
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17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Royce of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title X, add the following:

Subtitle H--United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act

SEC. 10XX. SHORT TITLE.

  This subtitle may be cited as the ``United States Naval 
Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act''.

SEC. 10XX. FINDINGS.

  Congress makes the following findings:
          (1) United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, 
        Cuba, has been a strategic military asset critical to 
        the defense of the United States and the maintenance of 
        regional security for more than a century.
          (2) The United States continues to exercise control 
        over the area of United States Naval Station, 
        Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, pursuant to the Guantanamo Lease 
        Agreements, which were initiated and concluded pursuant 
        to an Act of Congress.
          (3) Senior United States military leaders have 
        consistently voiced strong support for maintaining 
        United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 
        noting its strategic value for military basing and 
        logistics, disaster relief, humanitarian work, 
        terrorist detention, and counter-narcotics purposes.
          (4) On February 29, 2016, Secretary of Defense Ashton 
        B. Carter, discussing United States Naval Station, 
        Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, stated that ``it's a strategic 
        location, we've had it for a long time, it's important 
        to us and we intend to hold onto it''.
          (5) On March 12, 2015, Commander of United States 
        Southern Command, General John Kelly, testified that 
        the United States facilities at Naval Station 
        Guantanamo Bay ``are indispensable to the Departments 
        of Defense, Homeland Security, and State's operational 
        and contingency plans. . . . As the only permanent U.S. 
        military base in Latin America and the Caribbean, its 
        location provides persistent U.S. presence and 
        immediate access to the region, as well as supporting a 
        layered defense to secure the air and maritime 
        approaches to the United States''.
          (6) In testimony before Congress in 2012, then-
        Commander of United States Southern Command, General 
        Douglas Fraser, stated that ``the strategic capability 
        provided by U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay remains 
        essential for executing national priorities throughout 
        the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America''.
          (7) Following a 1991 coup in Haiti that prompted a 
        mass exodus of people by boat, United States Naval 
        Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, provided a location for 
        temporary housing and the orderly adjudication of 
        asylum claims outside of the continental United States.
          (8) In 2010, United States Naval Station, Guantanamo 
        Bay, Cuba, was a critical hub for the provision of 
        humanitarian disaster relief following the devastating 
        earthquakes in Haiti.
          (9) The United States presence at United States Naval 
        Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has its origins in Acts 
        of Congress undertaken pursuant to the powers of 
        Congress expressly enumerated in the Constitution of 
        the United States.
          (10) By joint resolution approved on April 20, 1898, 
        Congress ``directed and empowered'' the President ``to 
        use the entire land and naval forces of the United 
        States'' as necessary to ensure that the Government of 
        Spain ``relinquish its authority and government in the 
        island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces 
        from Cuba and Cuban waters''.
          (11) Congress declared war against Spain on April 25, 
        1898, which lasted until December 10, 1898, when the 
        United States and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, in 
        which Spain relinquished all claims of sovereignty over 
        Cuba, and United States governance of Cuba was 
        established.
          (12) Nearly three years later, in the Act of March 2, 
        1901 (Chapter 803; 31 Stat. 898), Congress granted the 
        President the authority to return ``the government and 
        control of the island of Cuba to its people'' subject 
        to several express conditions including, in article VII 
        of the Act of March 2, 1901, the sale or lease by Cuba 
        to the United States of lands necessary for naval 
        stations.
          (13) Pursuant to the authority granted by article VII 
        of the Act of March 2, 1901, the United States 
        negotiated the Guantanamo Lease Agreements, which 
        specified the area of, and United States jurisdiction 
        and control over, what became United States Naval 
        Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
          (14) On October 2, 1903, when approving the Lease to 
        the United States by the Government of Cuba of Certain 
        Areas of Land and Water for Naval or Coaling Stations, 
        signed in Havana on July 2, 1903, President Theodore 
        Roosevelt cited the Act of March 2, 1901, as providing 
        his authority to do so: ``I, Theodore Roosevelt, 
        President of the United States of America, having seen 
        and considered the foregoing lease, do hereby approve 
        the same, by virtue of the authority conferred by the 
        seventh of the provisions defining the relations which 
        are to exist between the United States and Cuba, 
        contained in the Act of Congress approved March 2, 
        1901, entitled `An Act making appropriation for the 
        support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
        1902.'''.
          (15) Obtaining United States naval station rights in 
        Cuba was an express condition of the authority that 
        Congress gave the President to return control and 
        governance of Cuba to the people of Cuba. In exercising 
        that authority and concluding the Guantanamo Lease 
        Agreements, President Theodore Roosevelt recognized the 
        source of that authority as the Act of March 2, 1901.
          (16) The Treaty of Relations between the United 
        States of America and the Republic of Cuba, signed at 
        Washington, May 29, 1934, did not supersede, abrogate, 
        or modify the Guantanamo Lease Agreements, but noted 
        that the stipulations of those agreements ``shall 
        continue in effect'' until the United States and Cuba 
        agree to modify them.
          (17) The Constitution of the United States expressly 
        grants to Congress the power to provide for the common 
        defense of the United States, the power to provide and 
        maintain a Navy, and the power ``to dispose of and make 
        all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the 
        Territory or other Property belonging to the United 
        States''.

SEC. 10XX. PROHIBITION ON MODIFICATION, ABROGATION, OR OTHER RELATED 
                    ACTIONS WITH RESPECT TO UNITED STATES JURISDICTION 
                    AND CONTROL OVER UNITED STATES NAVAL STATION, 
                    GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION.

  No action may be taken to modify, abrogate, or replace the 
stipulations, agreements, and commitments contained in the 
Guantanamo Lease Agreements, or to impair or abandon the 
jurisdiction and control of the United States over United 
States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless specifically 
authorized or otherwise provided by--
          (1) a statute that is enacted on or after the date of 
        the enactment of this Act;
          (2) a treaty that is ratified with the advice and 
        consent of the Senate on or after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act; or
          (3) a modification of the Treaty Between the United 
        States of America and Cuba signed at Washington, DC, on 
        May 29, 1934, that is ratified with the advice and 
        consent of the Senate on or after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.

SEC. 10XX. GUANTANAMO LEASE AGREEMENTS DEFINED.

  In this subtitle, the term ``Guantanamo Lease Agreements'' 
means--
          (1) the Agreement Between the United States of 
        America and the Republic of Cuba for the Lease to the 
        United States of Lands in Cuba for coaling and naval 
        stations, signed by the President of the United States 
        on February 23, 1903; and
          (2) the Lease to the United States by the Government 
        of Cuba of Certain Areas of Land and Water for Naval or 
        Coaling Stations, signed by the President of the United 
        States on October 2, 1903.
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18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Walorski of Indiana or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 10__. REQUIREMENT FOR MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING REGARDING 
                    TRANSFER OF DETAINEES.

  Section 1034(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 129 Stat. 969; 10 U.S.C. 
801 note) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (3);
          (2) by striking the period and inserting ``; and'' at 
        the end of paragraph (4); and
          (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
          ``(5) the United States Government and the government 
        of the foreign country have entered into a written 
        memorandum of understanding regarding the transfer of 
        the individual and such memorandum of understanding has 
        previously been transmitted to the appropriate 
        committees of Congress.''.
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19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Calvert of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title XI, add the following new section:

SEC. 1112. REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE PERSONNEL 
                    AND CONTRACTORS.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) A large, disproportionate, and duplicative 
        civilian work force coupled with bureaucratic, 
        structural inefficiencies has detracted from the 
        Pentagon's production of combat power and its ability 
        to modernize.
          (2) The recent uniformed military drawdown has not 
        been accompanied by an equivalent reduction of either 
        the civilian or contractor work force. Right sizing the 
        civilian workforce must be statutory in number but 
        implemented with executive discretion. Across-the-board 
        cuts to the defense civilian workforce are not the 
        answer.
          (3) Spending on contract services is over 50 percent 
        of all Department of Defense purchases even as the 
        total defense budget has dropped. Expenditures in 
        services contracting lack appropriate oversight, 
        accountability, and scrutiny.
  (b) Reports.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
        submit a preliminary report within 90 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, and a final report 
        within 180 days after such date, to the congressional 
        defense committees detailing the structure and number 
        of the civilian workforce and contractors of the 
        Department of Defense.
          (2) Contents.--Except as provided in paragraph (3), 
        each report shall include the following for each of 
        fiscal years 2017 through 2020, including a breakdown 
        in location, job function, General Schedule (GS) level, 
        and date of when the job was created for the following 
        individuals:
                  (A) The total number of full time equivalent 
                employees, including each of the following:
                          (i) The total number of Senior 
                        Executive Service employees and their 
                        assignments.
                          (ii) The total number of civilian 
                        employees of the Department of Defense 
                        within the military health care system.
                          (iii) The total number of civilian 
                        employees of the Department employed at 
                        depots, arsenals, and ammunition 
                        facilities.
                  (B) The total number of civilian contractors 
                of the Department of Defense, including each of 
                the following:
                          (i) The total number of civilian 
                        contractors for weapons acquisitions.
                          (ii) The total number of civilian 
                        contractors for services or labor for 
                        non-weapon systems acquisitions.
                          (iii) The total number of civilian 
                        contractors employed at depots, 
                        arsenals, and ammunition facilities.
          (3) Preliminary report.--The preliminary report 
        provided under this subsection--
                  (A) shall cover the contents described in 
                paragraph (2) in as much detail as is 
                ascertainable within 90 days after the date of 
                the enactment of this Act; and
                  (B) shall include an explanation of any 
                impediments to developing a complete and final 
                report by 180 days after such date of 
                enactment.
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20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Moore of Wisconsin or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 12XX. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONDEMNING CONTINUING ATTACKS ON MEDICAL 
                    FACILITIES IN SYRIA.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) Attacks intentionally targeting civilians, 
        medical personnel, or medical facilities constitute 
        grave violations of international humanitarian law.
          (2) In Syria, schools, markets, and hospitals are 
        routinely destroyed in attacks and medical providers 
        routinely targeted for attacks.
          (3) Physicians for Human Rights has documented at 
        least 350 airstrikes against medical facilities and the 
        deaths of over 700 medical personnel in Syria since 
        2011.
          (4) So far in May 2016, there have been at least six 
        attacks on medical facilities in the city of Aleppo 
        alone in less than a week killing dozens, including the 
        last pediatrician still working in Aleppo.
          (5) These attacks seriously hinder access to medical 
        care and are compounded by ongoing efforts by the 
        Syrian regime to block or limit humanitarian aid to 
        Syrians.
          (6) Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned these 
        attacks arguing, ``there is no justification for this 
        horrific violence that targets civilians or medical 
        facilities or first responders no matter who it is, 
        whether it's a member of the opposition retaliating or 
        the regime in its brutality against the civilians which 
        has continued for five years.''.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the Department of Defense and all other 
        appropriate United States Government agencies should 
        continue to strongly condemn and call for an immediate 
        end to attacks on medical facilities and medical 
        providers in Syria and work to ensure that doctors can 
        do their job and provide care to the those in need;
          (2) humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq, 
        exacerbated by targeted attacks on medical facilities, 
        personnel, and schools, threaten the achievement of 
        United States goals in the region, such as destroying 
        and dismantling the Islamic State in Iraq and the 
        Levant (ISIL) and peace and stability in the region, 
        including Syria;
          (3) the United States and international community 
        should do more to support medical professionals and 
        medical nonprofit organizations working in Syria, at 
        great risk to their personal well-being, to treat the 
        ill and infirm and ensure some level of medical care 
        for Syrians; and
          (4) the Department of Defense is strongly encouraged 
        to support, where appropriate, other appropriate United 
        States Government agencies and entities engaged in 
        meeting urgent and increasing humanitarian and medical 
        needs in Syria, especially in areas where medical 
        facilities and providers have been targeted by the 
        Syrian regime, ISIL, or Al-Qaeda.
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21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Forbes of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 12XX. ANNUAL REPORT ON FOREIGN MILITARY SALES TO TAIWAN.

  Section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(j) At the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary of 
Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services and 
Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Armed 
Services and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a 
report that lists each request received from Taiwan and each 
letter of offer to sell any defense articles or services under 
this Act to Taiwan during such fiscal year. The report shall be 
submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified 
annex.''.
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22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Turner of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 12XX. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON JULY 2016 NATO SUMMIT IN WARSAW, 
                    POLAND.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has 
        been the cornerstone of transatlantic security 
        cooperation and an enduring instrument for promoting 
        stability in Europe and around the world for over 65 
        years.
          (2) NATO currently faces a range of evolving security 
        challenges, including Russian aggression in Eastern 
        Europe, and instability and conflict in the Middle East 
        and North Africa. In the face of these varied 
        challenges, NATO must deter threats and, if necessary, 
        defend NATO member states against adversaries.
          (3) Since NATO's 2014 summit in Wales, NATO member 
        states have made progress in implementing a Readiness 
        Action Plan to enhance allied readiness and collective 
        defense in response to Russian aggression. However, 
        much work remains to be done.
          (4) NATO's solidarity is strengthened by the 
        bolstering of NATO's conventional and nuclear 
        deterrence, increased defense spending by NATO member 
        states, and continued enlargement of the Alliance.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that----
          (1) at the July 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland 
        and beyond, the United States should----
                  (A) welcome Montenegro's accession to NATO;
                  (B) continue to work with aspirant countries 
                to prepare them for entry into NATO;
                  (C) continue supporting a Membership Action 
                Plan (MAP) for Georgia;
                  (D) encourage the leaders of Macedonia and 
                Greece to find a mutually agreeable solution to 
                the name dispute between the two countries;
                  (E) seek a Dayton II agreement to resolve the 
                constitutional issues of Bosnia and 
                Herzegovina;
                  (F) work with the Republic of Kosovo to 
                prepare the country for entrance into the 
                Partnership for Peace (PfP) program;
                  (G) take a leading role in working with NATO 
                member states to identify, through consensus, 
                the current and future security threats facing 
                the Alliance; and
                  (H) take a leading role to work with other 
                NATO member states to ensure the alliance 
                maintains the required capabilities, including 
                the gains in interoperability from combat in 
                Afghanistan, necessary to meet the security 
                threats to the Alliance;
          (2) in Warsaw, NATO member states should build upon 
        the progress made since the 2014 Wales Summit, by 
        committing additional resources to NATO's Readiness 
        Action Plan and related measures to enhance allied 
        readiness and deterrence;
          (3) NATO member states should review defense spending 
        to ensure sufficient funding is obligated to meet NATO 
        responsibilities, including to allocate at least 2 
        percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to defense 
        spending, and to devote at least 20 percent of defense 
        spending to defense modernization and new equipment;
          (4) the United States should commit to maintaining a 
        robust military presence in Europe as a means of 
        promoting allied interoperability, providing visible 
        assurance to NATO allies, and deterring Russian 
        aggression in the region; and
          (5) the United States reaffirms and remains committed 
        to the policies enumerated by NATO member states in the 
        Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, dated May 20, 
        2012, and the Wales Summit Declaration of September 
        2014, including the following statement: ``Deterrence, 
        based on an appropriate mix of nuclear, conventional, 
        and missile defence capabilities, remains a core 
        element of our overall strategy.''.
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23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Missouri or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents for bill, insert after the item 
pertaining to section 1867 the following:

       Subtitle F--Small Business Development Centers Improvements

Sec. 1871. Short title.
Sec. 1872. Use of authorized entrepreneurial development programs.
Sec. 1873. Marketing of services.
Sec. 1874.  Data collection.
Sec. 1875.  Fees from private partnerships and cosponsorships.
Sec. 1876.  Equity for small business development centers.
Sec. 1877.  Confidentiality requirements.
Sec. 1878.  Limitation on award of grants to small business development 
          centers.
  Page 832, insert after line 5 the following:

      Subtitle F--Small Business Development Centers Improvements

SEC. 1871. SHORT TITLE.

  This subtitle may be cited as the ``Small Business 
Development Centers Improvement Act of 2016''

SEC. 1872. USE OF AUTHORIZED ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

  The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 48. USE OF AUTHORIZED ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

  ``(a) Expanded Support for Entrepreneurs.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, the Administrator shall only use the 
        programs authorized in sections 7(j), 7(m), 8(a), 
        8(b)(1), 21, 22, 29, and 32 of this Act, and sections 
        358 and 389 of the Small Business Investment Act to 
        deliver entrepreneurial development services, 
        entrepreneurial education, support for the development 
        and maintenance of clusters, or business training.
          ``(2) Exception.--This section shall not apply to 
        services provided to assist small business concerns 
        owned by an Indian tribe (as such term is defined in 
        section 8(a)(13)).
  ``(b) Annual Report.--Beginning on the first December 1 after 
the date of enactment of this subsection, the Administrator 
shall annually report to the Committee on Small Business of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business 
and Entrepreneurship of the Senate on all entrepreneurial 
development activities undertaken in the current fiscal year. 
This report shall include--
          ``(1) a description and operating details for each 
        program and activity;
          ``(2) operating circulars, manuals, and standard 
        operating procedures for each program and activity;
          ``(3) a description of the process used to award 
        grants under each program and activity;
          ``(4) a list of all awardees, contractors, and 
        vendors (including organization name and location) and 
        the amount of awards for the current fiscal year for 
        each program and activity;
          ``(5) the amount of funding obligated for the current 
        fiscal year for each program and activity; and
          ``(6) the names and titles for those individuals 
        responsible for each program and activity.''.

SEC. 1873. MARKETING OF SERVICES.

  Section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(o) No Prohibition of Marketing of Services.--The 
Administrator shall not prohibit applicants receiving grants 
under this section from marketing and advertising their 
services to individuals and small business concerns.''.

SEC. 1874. DATA COLLECTION.

  (a) In General.--Section 21(a)(3)(A) of the Small Business 
Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)(3)(A)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``as provided in this section and'' 
        and inserting ``as provided in this section,''; and
          (2) by inserting before the period at the end the 
        following: ``, and (iv) governing data collection 
        activities related to applicants receiving grants under 
        this section''.
  (b) Annual Report on Data Collection.--Section 21 of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648), as amended by section 1873 
of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end the 
following:
  ``(p) Annual Report on Data Collection.--The Administrator 
shall report annually to the Committee on Small Business of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business 
and Entrepreneurship of the Senate on any data collection 
activities related to the Small Business Development Center 
program.''.
  (c) Working Group to Improve Data Collection.--
          (1) Establishment and study.--The Administrator of 
        the Small Business Administration shall establish a 
        Data Collection Working Group consisting of members 
        from entrepreneurial development grant recipients 
        associations and organizations and Administration 
        officials, to carry out a study to determine the best 
        way to capture data collection and create or revise 
        existing systems dedicated to data collection.
          (2) Report.--Not later than the end of the 180-day 
        period beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
        Act, the Data Collection Working Group shall issue a 
        report to the Committee on Small Business of the House 
        of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business 
        and Entrepreneurship of the Senate containing the 
        findings and determinations made in carrying out the 
        study required under paragraph (1), including--
                  (A) recommendations for revising existing 
                data collection practices; and
                  (B) a proposed plan for the Small Business 
                Administration to implement such 
                recommendations.

SEC. 1875. FEES FROM PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND COSPONSORSHIPS.

  Section 21(a)(3) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648(a)(3)(C)), as amended by section 1874, is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
  ``(D) Fees From Private Partnerships and Cosponsorships.--
Participation in private partnerships and cosponsorships with 
the Administration shall not limit small business development 
centers from collecting fees or other income related to the 
operation of such private partnerships and cosponsorships.''.

SEC. 1876. EQUITY FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.

  Subclause (I) of section 21(a)(4)(C)(v) of the Small Business 
Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)(4)(C)(v)) is amended to read as follows:
                                  ``(I) In general.--Of the 
                                amounts made available in any 
                                fiscal year to carry out this 
                                section not more than $600,000 
                                may be used by the 
                                Administration to pay expenses 
                                enumerated in subparagraphs (B) 
                                through (D) of section 
                                20(a)(1).''.

SEC. 1877. CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS.

  Section 21(a)(7)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648(a)(7)(A)) is amended by inserting after ``under this 
section'' the following: ``to any State, local or Federal 
agency, or third party''.

SEC. 1878. LIMITATION ON AWARD OF GRANTS TO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
                    CENTERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 648), as amended by section 1874, is further amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``any women's 
        business center operating pursuant to section 29,'';
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(q) Limitation on Award of Grants.--Except for not-for-
profit institutions of higher education, and notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, the Administrator may not award 
grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under 
this section to any entity other than those that received 
grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under 
this section prior to the date of the enactment of this 
subsection, and that seek to renew such grants (including 
contracts and cooperative agreements) after such date.''.
  (b) Rule of Construction.--The amendments made by this 
section may not be construed as prohibiting a women's business 
center from receiving a subgrant from an entity receiving a 
grant under section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648).
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 24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hanna of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents for bill, insert after the item 
pertaining to section 1867 the following:
Sec. 1868. Role of small business development centers in cyber security 
          and preparedness.
Sec. 1869. Additional cyber security assistance for small business 
          development centers.
Sec. 1870. Cybersecurity outreach for small business development 
          centers.
Sec. 1871. GAO study on small business cyber support services and small 
          business development center cyber strategy.
Sec. 1872. Prohibition on additional funds.
  Page 832, insert after line 5 the following:

SEC. 1868. ROLE OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN CYBER SECURITY 
                    AND PREPAREDNESS.

  Section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648) is 
amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``and providing 
        access to business analysts who can refer small 
        business concerns to available experts:'' and inserting 
        ``providing access to business analysts who can refer 
        small business concerns to available experts; and, to 
        the extent practicable, providing assistance in 
        furtherance of the Small Business Development Center 
        Cyber Strategy developed under section 1871(b) of the 
        National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
        2017:''; and
          (2) in subsection (c)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (E), by striking 
                        ``and'' at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (F), by striking 
                        the period and inserting ``; and''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end of the 
                        following:
          ``(G) access to cyber security specialists to 
        counsel, assist, and inform small business concern 
        clients, in furtherance of the Small Business 
        Development Center Cyber Strategy developed under 
        section .''.

SEC. 1869. ADDITIONAL CYBER SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS 
                    DEVELOPMENT CENTERS.

  Section 21(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(8) Cyber security assistance.--The Department of 
        Homeland Security, and any other Federal department or 
        agency in coordination with the Department of Homeland 
        Security, may provide assistance to small business 
        development centers, through the dissemination of 
        cybersecurity risk information and other homeland 
        security information, to help small business concerns 
        in developing or enhancing cyber security 
        infrastructure, cyber threat awareness, and cyber 
        training programs for employees.''.

SEC. 1870. CYBERSECURITY OUTREACH FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 
                    CENTERS.

  Section 227 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 
148) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsection (l) as subsection 
        (m); and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (k) the following:
  ``(l) Cybersecurity Outreach.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may provide 
        assistance to small business development centers, 
        through the dissemination of cybersecurity risk 
        information and other homeland security information, to 
        help small business concerns in developing or enhancing 
        cyber security infrastructure, cyber threat awareness, 
        and cyber training programs for employees.
          ``(2) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        the terms `small business concern' and `small business 
        development center' have the meaning given such terms, 
        respectively, under section 3 of the Small Business 
        Act.''.

SEC. 1871. GAO STUDY ON SMALL BUSINESS CYBER SUPPORT SERVICES AND SMALL 
                    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER CYBER STRATEGY.

  (a) Review of Current Cyber Security Resources.--
          (1) In general.--The Comptroller General of the 
        United States shall conduct a review of current cyber 
        security resources at the Federal level aimed at 
        assisting small business concerns with developing or 
        enhancing cyber security infrastructure, cyber threat 
        awareness, or cyber training programs for employees.
          (2) Content.--The review required under paragraph (1) 
        shall include the following:
                  (A) An accounting and description of all 
                Federal Government programs, projects, and 
                activities that currently provide assistance to 
                small business concerns in developing or 
                enhancing cyber security infrastructure, cyber 
                threat awareness, or cyber training programs 
                for employees.
                  (B) An assessment of how widely utilized the 
                resources described under subparagraph (A) are 
                by small business concerns and a review of 
                whether or not such resources are duplicative 
                of other programs and structured in a manner 
                that makes them accessible to and supportive of 
                small business concerns.
          (3) Report.--The Comptroller General shall issue a 
        report to the Congress, the Small Business 
        Administrator, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and 
        any association recognized under section 21(a)(3)(A) of 
        the Small Business Act containing all findings and 
        determinations made in carrying out the review required 
        under paragraph (1).
  (b) Small Business Development Center Cyber Strategy.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        issuance of the report under subsection (a)(3), the 
        Small Business Administrator and the Secretary of 
        Homeland Security shall work collaboratively to develop 
        a Small Business Development Center Cyber Strategy.
          (2) Consultation.--In developing the strategy under 
        this subsection, the Small Business Administrator and 
        the Secretary of Homeland Security shall consult with 
        entities representing the concerns of small business 
        development centers, including any association 
        recognized under section 21(a)(3)(A) of the Small 
        Business Act.
          (3) Content.--The strategy required under paragraph 
        (1) shall include, at minimum, the following:
                  (A) Plans for incorporating small business 
                development centers (hereinafter in this 
                section referred to as ``SBDCs'') into existing 
                cyber programs to enhance services and 
                streamline cyber assistance to small business 
                concerns.
                  (B) To the extent practicable, methods for 
                the provision of counsel and assistance to 
                improve a small business concern's cyber 
                security infrastructure, cyber threat 
                awareness, and cyber training programs for 
                employees, including--
                          (i) working to ensure individuals are 
                        aware of best practices in the areas of 
                        cyber security, cyber threat awareness, 
                        and cyber training;
                          (ii) working with individuals to 
                        develop cost-effective plans for 
                        implementing best practices in these 
                        areas;
                          (iii) entering into agreements, where 
                        practical, with Information Sharing and 
                        Analysis Centers or similar cyber 
                        information sharing entities to gain an 
                        awareness of actionable threat 
                        information that may be beneficial to 
                        small business concerns; and
                          (iv) providing referrals to area 
                        specialists when necessary.
                  (C) An analysis of--
                          (i) how Federal Government programs, 
                        projects, and activities identified by 
                        the Comptroller General in the report 
                        issued under subsection (a)(1) can be 
                        leveraged by SBDCs to improve access to 
                        high-quality cyber support for small 
                        business concerns;
                          (ii) additional resources SBDCs may 
                        need to effectively carry out their 
                        role; and
                          (iii) how SBDCs can leverage existing 
                        partnerships and develop new ones with 
                        Federal, State, and local government 
                        entities as well as private entities to 
                        improve the quality of cyber support 
                        services to small business concerns.
          (4) Delivery of strategy.--Not later than 180 days 
        after the issuance of the report under subsection 
        (a)(3), the Small Business Development Center Cyber 
        Strategy shall be issued to the Committees on Homeland 
        Security and Small Business of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committees on Homeland Security 
        and Governmental Affairs and Small Business and 
        Entrepreneurship of the Senate.

SEC. 1872. PROHIBITION ON ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

  No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to 
carry out sections 1868 through 1871 or the amendments made by 
such sections.
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 25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Larsen of Washington 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 995, line 2, strike ``to be new and emergency in 
nature'' and insert ``will significantly reduce the nuclear 
threat''.
  Page 995, line 9, insert ``and'' after the semicolon.
  Page 995, strike lines 13 through 17.
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26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rogers (AL) of Alabama 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 31__. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                    ENERGY.

  (a) Limitation.--Of the funds authorized to be appropriated 
or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2017 for the 
Department of Energy for the Office of the Secretary of Energy, 
not more than 50 percent may be obligated or expended until the 
date on which the Secretary submits to the appropriate 
congressional committees the report under subsection (b).
  (b) Report.--Not later than 15 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
appropriate congressional committees the full report, and any 
related materials, titled ``U.S. Nuclear Deterrence in the 
Coming Decades'', dated August 15, 2014.
  (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the congressional defense committees; and
          (2) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of 
        the House of Representatives and the Select Committee 
        on Intelligence of the Senate.
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    27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Adams of North 
           Carolina or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents for bill, insert after the item 
pertaining to section 1852 the following:
Sec. 1853. Online component.
Sec. 1854. Study and report on the future of the SCORE program.
Sec. 1855. Technical and conforming amendments.
  Page 819, insert after line 2 the following:

SEC. 1853. ONLINE COMPONENT.

  (a) In General.--Section 8(c) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 637(c)), as amended by section 1852, is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
          ``(6) Online component.--In carrying out this 
        subsection, the SCORE Association shall make use of 
        online counseling, including by developing and 
        implementing webinars and an electronic mentoring 
        platform to expand access to services provided under 
        this subsection and to further support 
        entrepreneurs.''.
  (b) Online Component Report.--
          (1) In general.--At the end of fiscal year 2018, the 
        SCORE Association shall issue a report to the Committee 
        on Small Business of the House of Representatives and 
        the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of 
        the Senate on the effectiveness of the online 
        counseling and webinars required as part of the SCORE 
        program, including--
                  (A) how the SCORE Association determines 
                electronic mentoring and webinar needs, 
                develops training for electronic mentoring, 
                establishes webinar criteria curricula, and 
                evaluates webinar and electronic mentoring 
                results;
                  (B) describing the internal controls that are 
                used and a summary of the topics covered by the 
                webinars; and
                  (C) performance metrics, including the number 
                of small business concerns counseled by, the 
                number of small business concerns created by, 
                the number of jobs created and retained by, and 
                the funding amounts directed towards such 
                online counseling and webinars.
          (2) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection, 
        the terms ``SCORE Association'' and ``SCORE program'' 
        have the meaning given those terms, respectively, under 
        section 8(c)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
        637(c)(1)).

SEC. 1854. STUDY AND REPORT ON THE FUTURE ROLE OF THE SCORE PROGRAM.

  (a) Study.--The SCORE Association shall carry out a study on 
the future role of the SCORE program and develop a strategic 
plan for how the SCORE program will evolve to meet the needs of 
small business concerns and potential future small business 
concerns over the course of the 5 years following the date of 
enactment of this Act, with markers and specific objectives for 
year 1, year 3, and year 5.
  (b) Report.--Not later than the end of the 6-month period 
beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the SCORE 
Association shall issue a report to the Committee on Small 
Business of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate containing--
          (1) all findings and determination made in carrying 
        out the study required under subsection (a);
          (2) the strategic plan developed under subsection 
        (a);
          (3) an explanation of how the SCORE Association plans 
        to achieve the strategic plan, assuming both stagnant 
        and increased funding levels.
  (c) Definitions.--For purposes of this section, the terms 
``SCORE Association'' and ``SCORE program'' have the meaning 
given those terms, respectively, under section 8(c)(1) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(c)(1)).

SEC. 1855. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Small Business Act.--The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
631 et seq.) is amended--
          (1) in section 7(m)(3)(A)(i)(VIII) (15 U.S.C. 
        636(m)(3)(A)(i)(VIII)), by striking ``Service Corps of 
        Retired Executives'' and inserting ``SCORE program''; 
        and
          (2) in section 22 (15 U.S.C. 649)--
                  (A) in subsection (b)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1), by striking 
                        ``Service Corps of Retired Executives'' 
                        and inserting ``SCORE program''; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (3), by striking 
                        ``Service Corps of Retired Executives'' 
                        and inserting ``SCORE program''; and
                  (B) in subsection (c)(12), by striking 
                ``Service Corps of Retired Executives'' and 
                inserting ``SCORE program''.
  (b) Other Laws.--
          (1) Section 621 of the Children's Health Insurance 
        Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (15 U.S.C. 657p) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph 
                (4) and inserting the following:
          ``(4) the term `SCORE program' means the SCORE 
        program authorized by section 8(b)(1)(B) of the Small 
        Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(1)(B));''; and
                  (B) in subsection (b)(4)(A)(iv), by striking 
                ``Service Corps of Retired Executives'' and 
                inserting ``SCORE program''.
          (2) Section 337(d)(2)(A) of the Energy Policy and 
        Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6307(d)(2)(A)) is amended 
        by striking ``Service Corps of Retired Executives 
        (SCORE)'' and inserting ``SCORE program''.
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28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Collins of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 3__. ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MUNITIONS DISPOSAL.

  In carrying out the disposal of munitions in the stockpile of 
conventional ammunition awaiting demilitarization and disposal 
(commonly referred to as munitions in the ``B5A account'') the 
Secretary of the Army shall consider using cost-competitive 
technologies that minimize waste generation and air emissions 
as alternatives to disposal by open burning, open detonation, 
direct contact combustion, and incineration.
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29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Russell of Oklahoma or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title III, add the following new section:

SEC. 3__. MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY.

  (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of Defense, acting through the commander of the 
United States Transportation Command, should reassess the 
guidelines for the evaluation of motor carrier safety 
performance under the Transportation Protective Services 
program taking into consideration the Government Accountability 
Office report numbered GAO-16-82 and titled ``Defense 
Transportation; DoD Needs to Improve the Evaluation of Safety 
and Performance Information for Carriers Transporting Security-
Sensitive Materials''.
  (b) Evaluation of Safety Technology.--To avoid catastrophic 
accidents and exposure of material, the Secretary shall 
evaluate the need for proven safety technology in vehicles 
transporting Transportation Protective Services shipments, such 
as electronic logging devices, roll stability control, forward 
collision avoidance, lane departure warning systems, and speed 
limiters.
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30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Costa of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title III, add the following new section:

SEC. 3__. BRIEFING ON WELL-DRILLING CAPABILITIES OF ACTIVE DUTY AND 
                    RESERVE COMPONENTS.

  (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
shall provide to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate 
and the House of Representatives (and other congressional 
defense committees on request) a briefing on the well-drilling 
capabilities of the active and reserve components.
  (b) Elements.--The briefing under subsection (a) shall 
include a description of--
          (1) the training requirements of active and reserve 
        units with well-drilling capabilities;
          (2) the locations at which such units conduct 
        training relating to well-drilling; and
          (3) the cost and feasibility of rotating the training 
        locations of such units to areas in the United States 
        that are affected by drought conditions.
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   31. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McKinley of West 
           Virginia or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title V (page 119, after line 
18), add the following new section:

SEC. 515. ELECTRONIC TRACKING OF OPERATIONAL ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE 
                    PERFORMED BY MEMBERS OF THE READY RESERVE OF THE 
                    ARMED FORCES.

  The Secretary of Defense shall establish an electronic means 
by which members of the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces can 
track their operational active-duty service performed after 
January 28, 2008, under section 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(g), 
12302, or 12304 of title 10, United States Code. The tour 
calculator shall specify early retirement credit authorized for 
each qualifying tour of active duty, as well as cumulative 
early reserve retirement credit authorized to date under 
section 12731(f) of such title.
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 32. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 568. REPORT ON COMPOSITION OF SERVICE ACADEMIES.

  (a) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of 
the Senate a report on the demographic composition of service 
academies that includes--
          (1) an analysis of--
                  (A) the demographic composition of each 
                service academy's--
                          (i) recruits;
                          (ii) nominees;
                          (iii) applicants;
                          (iv) qualified applicants;
                          (v) admits;
                          (vi) enrollees;
                          (vii) graduates; and
                          (viii) graduate occupation placement;
                  (B) how such composition compares to the 
                demographic composition of--
                          (i) the United States;
                          (ii) enlisted members of the Armed 
                        Forces;
                          (iii) officers of the Armed Forces; 
                        and
                          (iv) other institutions of higher 
                        education (as defined in section 101(a) 
                        of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
                        U.S.C. 1001(a)); and
                  (C) the demographic composition of each 
                quintile of academic ranking for each service 
                academy's graduating class;
          (2) a description of the considerations given to 
        demographic composition in each service academy's--
                  (A) recruitment efforts (including funding 
                decisions made to further such efforts);
                  (B) qualification decisions; and
                  (C) admissions decisions; and
          (3) recommendations for best--
                  (A) recruitment practices;
                  (B) nominating practices;
                  (C) qualification decision practices; and
                  (D) admissions practices.
  (b) Definition.--In this section the term ``service academy'' 
means each of the following:
          (1) The United States Military Academy.
          (2) The United States Naval Academy.
          (3) The United States Air Force Academy.
          (4) The United States Coast Guard Academy.
          (5) The United States Merchant Marine Academy.
  (c) Scope of Report.--The report required by this section 
shall examine each service academy class admitted following the 
date of enactment of section 543 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160).
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 33. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Palmer of Alabama or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title V (page 162, after line 
20), add the following new section:

SEC. 585. AUTHORIZATION FOR AWARD OF DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE CROSS TO 
                    FIRST LIEUTENANT MELVIN M. SPRUIELL FOR ACTS OF 
                    VALOR DURING WORLD WAR II.

  (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United 
States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the 
awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed 
Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished-
Service Cross under section 3742 of such title to First 
Lieutenant Melvin M. Spruiell of the Army for the acts of valor 
during World War II described in subsection (b).
  (b) Acts of Valor Described.--The acts of valor referred to 
in subsection (a) are the actions of First Lieutenant Melvin M. 
Spruiell on June 10 and 11, 1944, as a member of the Army 
serving in France with the 377th Parachute Field Artillery, 
101st Airborne Division.
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 34. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sewell of Alabama or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 143, line 3, add after the period the following: ``The 
cyber institute may place a special emphasis on entering into a 
partnership under this subsection with a local educational 
agency located in a rural, underserved, or underrepresented 
community.''.
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 35. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 150, after line 4, insert the following:
                  (C) A comparison of the pilot program to 
                other programs conducted by the Department of 
                Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to 
                provide unemployment and underemployment 
                support to members of the reserve components 
                and veterans.
  Page 150, line 5, strike ``(C)'' and insert ``(D)''.
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36. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grayson of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title V (page 153, after line 9), 
add the following new section:

SEC. 568. INCLUSION OF ALCOHOL, PRESCRIPTION DRUG, OPIOID, AND OTHER 
                    SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING AS PART OF REQUIRED 
                    PRESEPARATION COUNSELING.

  Section 1142(b)(11) of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting before the period the following: ``and 
information concerning the availability of treatment options 
and resources to address substance abuse, including alcohol, 
prescription drug, and opioid abuse''.
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 37. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bost of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title V insert the following:

SEC. ____. IMPACT AID.

   Notwithstanding section 5(d) of the Every Student Succeeds 
Act (Public Law 114-95; 129 Stat. 1806), the amendment made by 
section 7004(1) of such Act (Public Law 114-95; 129 Stat. 
2077)--
          (1) for fiscal year 2016, shall--
                  (A) be applied as if amending section 
                8003(a)(5)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary 
                Education Act of 1965, as in effect on the day 
                before the date of enactment of the Every 
                Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95; 129 
                Stat. 1802); and
                  (B) be in effect with respect to 
                appropriations for use under title VIII of the 
                Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 
                as in effect on the day before the date of 
                enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act; 
                and
          (2) for fiscal year 2017 and each succeeding fiscal 
        year, shall be in effect with respect to appropriations 
        for use under title VII of the Elementary and Secondary 
        Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student 
        Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95; 129 Stat. 1802).
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38. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DelBene of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title V (page 156, after line 
23), add the following new section:

SEC. 573. ELIMINATION OF TWO-YEAR ELIGIBILITY LIMITATION FOR 
                    NONCOMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT OF SPOUSES OF MEMBERS OF 
                    THE ARMED FORCES.

  Section 3330d(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
          ``(3) No time limitation on appointment.--A 
        relocating spouse of a member of the Armed Forces 
        remains eligible for noncompetitive appointment under 
        this section for the duration of the spouse's 
        relocation to the permanent duty station of the 
        member.''.
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39. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bera of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. __. REPORT ON AVAILABILITY OF COLLEGE CREDIT FOR SKILLS ACQUIRED 
                    DURING MILITARY SERVICE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, 
Education, and Labor, shall submit to Congress a report on the 
transfer of skills into equivalent college credits or technical 
certifications for members of the Armed Forces leaving the 
military. Such report shall describe each the following:
          (1) Each skill that may be acquired during military 
        service that is eligible for transfer into an 
        equivalent college credit or technical certification.
          (2) The academic level of the equivalent college 
        credit or technical certification for which each such 
        skill is eligible.
          (3) Each academic institution that awards an 
        equivalent college credit or technical certification 
        for such skills, including--
                  (A) whether each such academic institution is 
                public or private and whether such institution 
                is for profit; and
                  (B) the number of veterans that applied to 
                such academic institutions who were able to 
                receive equivalent college credits or technical 
                certifications in the last fiscal year, and the 
                academic level of the credits or 
                certifications.
          (4) The number of members of the Armed Forces who 
        left the military in the last fiscal year and the 
        number of those individuals who met with an academic or 
        technical training advisor as part of their 
        participation in the Transition Assistance Program.
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     40. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McGovern of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 173, after line 2, add the following new section:

SEC. 599A. ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE MEDAL.

  (a) Service Medal Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
design and produce a military service medal, to be known as the 
``Atomic Veterans Service Medal'', to honor retired and former 
members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans 
(as such term is defined in section 1112(c)(3) of title 38, 
United States Code).
  (b) Distribution of Medal.--
          (1) Issuance to retired and former members.--At the 
        request of a radiation-exposed veteran, the Secretary 
        of Defense shall issue the Atomic Veterans Service 
        Medal to the veteran.
          (2) Issuance to next-of-kin.--In the case of a 
        radiation-exposed veteran who is deceased, the 
        Secretary may provide for issuance of the Atomic 
        Veterans Service Medal to the next-of-kin of the 
        person.
          (3) Application.--The Secretary shall prepare and 
        disseminate as appropriate an application by which 
        radiation-exposed veterans and their next-of-kin may 
        apply to receive the Atomic Veterans Service Medal.
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41. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grayson of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 243, strike lines 14 and 15 and insert the following:
        ``chapter--
                  ``(A) in a more effective, efficient, or 
                economical manner; and
                  ``(B) at a level of quality at least 
                comparable to the quality of services 
                beneficiaries would receive from a military 
                medical treatment facility; or''
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42. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carter of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 7__. USE OF MEFLOQUINE FOR MALARIA.

  (a) Mefloquine.--In providing health care to members of the 
Armed Forces, the Secretary of Defense shall require--
          (1) that the use of mefloquine for the prophylaxis of 
        malaria be limited to members with intolerance or 
        contraindications to other chemoprophylaxis;
          (2) that mefloquine be prescribed by a licensed 
        medical provider on an individual basis, and
          (3) that members prescribed mefloquine for malaria 
        prophylaxis be counseled by the medical provider about 
        the potential side effects of the drug and be provided 
        the Food and Drug Administration-required patient 
        information handouts.
  (b) Process and Review.--
          (1) Process.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act, in providing health care 
        to members of the Armed Forces, the Secretary shall 
        develop a standardized process to document the 
        screening for contraindications and patient education, 
        including a prior authorization form, to be used by all 
        medical providers prescribing mefloquine for malaria 
        prophylaxis.
          (2) Annual review.--The Secretary shall conduct an 
        annual review of each mefloquine prescription at all 
        military medical treatment facilities to evaluate the 
        documentation of the assessment for contraindications, 
        justification for not using other chemoprophylaxis, and 
        patient education for the safe use of mefloquine and 
        its side effects.
  (c) Adverse Health Effects of Mefloquine.--The Secretary of 
Defense shall expand the missions of the Hearing Center of 
Excellence, the Vision Center of Excellence, the Defense 
Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic 
Brain Injury (including the Deployment Health Clinical Center), 
and the Center for Deployment Health Research to include, as 
appropriate, improving the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, 
management, and epidemiological study of adverse health effects 
among members of the Armed Forces following exposure to 
mefloquine.
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   43. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wilson of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Section 825 is amended by inserting at the end of subsection 
(f) (page 304, after line 12) the following:
          (3) Termination of report requirement.--The 
        requirement to submit a report under this subsection 
        shall terminate on the date occurring five years after 
        the date of the enactment of this Act.
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   44. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wilson of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 843. REVISION OF EFFECTIVE DATE FOR AMENDMENTS RELATING TO UNDER 
                    SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND 
                    INFORMATION.

  Section 901(a)(1) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
Mckeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 
(Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3462; 10 U.S.C. 132a note) is 
amended by striking ``February 1, 2017'' and inserting 
``February 1, 2018''.
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 45. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Beyer of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 843. PROMOTION OF VALUE-BASED DEFENSE PROCUREMENT.

  (a) Statement of Policy.--It shall be the policy of the 
Department of Defense to avoid using lowest price technically 
acceptable source selection criteria in inappropriate 
circumstances that potentially deny the Department the benefits 
of cost and technical tradeoffs in the source selection 
process.
  (b) Requirement for Solicitations.--For new solicitations 
issued on or after the date that is 120 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, lowest price technically acceptable 
source selection criteria shall be used only in situations in 
which--
          (1) the Department of Defense is able to 
        comprehensively and clearly describe the minimum 
        requirements expressed in term of performance 
        objectives, measures, and standards that will be used 
        to determine acceptability of offers;
          (2) the Department would realize no, or minimal, 
        value from a contract proposal exceeding the minimum 
        technical or performance requirements set forth in the 
        request for proposal;
          (3) the proposed technical approaches will require 
        no, or minimal, subjective judgment by the source 
        selection authority as to the desirability of one 
        offeror's proposal versus a competing proposal;
          (4) a review of technical proposals of offerors other 
        than the lowest bidder would result in no, or minimal, 
        benefit to the Department; and
          (5) the contracting officer has included a 
        justification for the use of a lowest price technically 
        acceptable evaluation methodology in the contract file, 
        if the contract to be awarded is predominately for the 
        acquisition of information technology services, systems 
        engineering and technical assistance services, or other 
        knowledge-based professional services.
  (c) Avoidance of Use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable 
Source Selection Criteria in Procurements of Information 
Technology and Auditing.--To the maximum extent practicable, 
the use of lowest price technically acceptable source selection 
criteria shall be avoided when the procurement is predominately 
for the acquisition of information technology services, systems 
engineering and technical assistance services, audit or audit 
readiness services, or other knowledge-based professional 
services.
  (d) Reporting.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for 3 years, the 
Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense 
committees a report on the number of instances in which lowest-
price technically acceptable source selection criteria is used, 
including an explanation of how the criteria was considered 
when making a determination to use lowest price technically 
acceptable source selection criteria.
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 46. An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative Burgess of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title X (page 370, after line 
17), insert the following new section:

SEC. 1003. REPORT ON AUDITABLE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

  Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees a report ranking all military 
departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they 
are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by 
law. The report should not include information otherwise 
available in other reports to Congress.
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47. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Turner of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle F of title X the following new 
section:

SEC. 10__. BRIEFING ON CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING LOCATIONS OF AIR FORCE 
                    INSTALLATION AND MISSION SUPPORT CENTER 
                    HEADQUARTERS.

  (a) Briefing.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force shall 
provide a briefing to the Committee on Armed Services of the 
House of Representatives on the Department of the Air Force's 
process and reasoning for using proximity to primary medium 
commercial hub airports as part of the mission criteria for the 
Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center headquarters 
strategic basing process.
  (b) Contents of Briefing.--The briefing under subsection (a) 
will specifically address the rationale behind the distance 
categories used to allocate points under this mission criteria 
referred to in subsection (a), and shall provide references to 
any existing government guidance that supports use of these 
distance categories. In addition, the briefing shall include an 
analysis regarding the reasons why the Department did not 
consider commuting times as a more equitable way of determining 
proximity to commercial hub airports that would account for the 
impact of different traffic conditions across the candidate 
locations.
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48. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Zeldin of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 423, after line 3, insert the following:

SEC. 1070. REPORT ON TESTING AND INTEGRATION OF MINEHUNTING SONAR 
                    SYSTEMS TO IMPROVE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP MINEHUNTING 
                    CAPABILITIES.

  (a) Report to Congress.--Not later than April 1, 2018, the 
Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense 
committees a report that contains the findings of an assessment 
of all operational minehunting Synthetic Aperture Sonar 
(hereinafter referred to as ``SAS'') technologies suitable to 
meet the requirements for use on the Littoral Combat Ship Mine 
Countermeasures Mission Package.
  (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
include--
          (1) an explanation of the future acquisition strategy 
        for the minehunting mission package;
          (2) specific details regarding the capabilities of 
        all in-production SAS systems available for integration 
        into the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasure 
        Mission Package;
          (3) an assessment of key performance parameters for 
        the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission 
        Package with each of the assessed SAS technologies; and
          (4) a review of the Department of the Navy's efforts 
        to evaluate SAS technologies in operation with allied 
        Navies for future use on the Littoral Combat Ship Mine 
        Countermeasures Mission Package.
  (c) System Testing.--The Secretary of the Navy is encouraged 
to perform at-sea testing and experimentation of sonar systems 
in order to provide data in support of the assessment required 
by subsection (a).
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49. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Frankel of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 462, after line 13, insert the following new section:

SEC. 1098. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR 
                    LIFE.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) There are at least 3,600,000 veterans currently 
        living with service-connected disabilities.
          (2) As a result of their service, many veterans are 
        permanently disabled throughout their lives and in many 
        cases must rely on the support of their families and 
        friends when these visible and invisible burdens become 
        too much to bear alone.
          (3) October 5, which is the anniversary of the 
        dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life 
        Memorial, has been recognized as an appropriate day on 
        which to honor American veterans disabled for life each 
        year.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--Congress--
          (1) expresses its appreciation to the men and women 
        left permanently wounded, ill, or injured as a result 
        of their service in the Armed Forces;
          (2) supports the annual recognition of American 
        veterans disabled for life each year; and
          (3) encourages the American people to honor American 
        veterans disabled for life each year with appropriate 
        programs and activities.
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 50. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Beyer of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 462, after line 13, insert the following:

SEC. 1098. STUDY ON MILITARY HELICOPTER NOISE.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense, in coordination 
with the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, 
shall--
          (1) conduct a study on the effects of military 
        helicopter noise on National Capital Region communities 
        and individuals; and
          (2) develop recommendations for the reduction of the 
        effects of military helicopter noise on individuals, 
        structures, and property values in the National Capital 
        Region.
  (b) Focus.--In conducting the study under subsection (a) , 
the Secretary and the Administrator shall focus on air traffic 
control, airspace design, airspace management, and types of 
aircraft, to address helicopter noise problems and shall take 
into account the needs of law enforcement, emergency, and 
military operations.
  (c) Consideration of Views.--In conducting the study under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider the views of 
representatives of--
          (1) members of the Armed Forces;
          (2) law enforcement agencies;
          (3) community stakeholders, including residents and 
        local government officials; and
          (4) organizations with an interest in reducing 
        military helicopter noise.
  (d) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        submit to Congress a report on the results of the study 
        conducted under subsection (a).
          (2) Availability to the public.--The Secretary shall 
        make the report required under paragraph (1) publicly 
        available.
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 51. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Trott of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 12XX. UNITED NATIONS PROCESSING CENTER IN ERBIL, IRAQI KURDISTAN, 
                    TO ASSIST INTERNATIONALLY-DISPLACED COMMUNITIES.

  The President shall instruct the United States Permanent 
Representative to the United Nations to use the voice and vote 
of the United States at the United Nations to seek the 
establishment of a United Nations processing center in Erbil, 
Iraqi Kurdistan, to assist internationally-displaced 
communities.
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 52. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Vela of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

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

  The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
defense committees a report on violence and cartel activity in 
Mexico and the impact of such on United States national 
security.
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53. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thornberry of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 12XX. UNITED STATES POLICY ON TAIWAN.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) For more than 50 years, the United States and 
        Taiwan have had a unique and close relationship, which 
        has supported the economic, cultural, and strategic 
        advantage to both countries.
          (2) The United States has vital security and 
        strategic interests in the Taiwan Strait.
          (3) The Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8; 22 
        U.S.C. 3301 et seq.) has been instrumental in 
        maintaining peace, security, and stability in the 
        Taiwan Strait since its enactment in 1979.
          (4) The Taiwan Relations Act states that it is the 
        policy of the United States to provide Taiwan with arms 
        of a defensive character and to maintain the capacity 
        of the United States to defend against any forms of 
        coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the 
        social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan.
  (b) Statement of Policy.--The Taiwan Relations Act (Public 
Law 96-8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.) forms the cornerstone of 
United States policy and relations with Taiwan.
  (c) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than February 15, 2017, 
        the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State 
        shall jointly submit to the appropriate committees of 
        Congress a report that contains a description of the 
        steps the United States has taken, plans to take, and 
        will take to provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive 
        character in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act 
        (Public Law 96-8; 22 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.).
          (2) Appropriate committees of congress defined.--In 
        this subsection, the term ``appropriate committees of 
        Congress'' means--
                  (A) the congressional defense committees; and
                  (B) Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
                Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of 
                the House of Representatives.
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54. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Nolan of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 1504, page 599, line 3, add the 
following new subsection:
  (c) Condition on Use of Funds for Syria Train and Equip 
Programs.--Amounts authorized to be appropriated by this 
section for the Syria Train and Equip programs, as specified in 
the funding table in section 4302, may not be provided to any 
recipient that the Secretary of Defense has reported, pursuant 
to a quarterly progress report submitted pursuant to section 
1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2015 (Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3541), as having misused 
provided training and equipment.
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55. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Aguilar of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 16__. PILOT PROGRAMS ON DIRECT COMMISSIONS TO CYBER POSITIONS.

  (a) Authority.--The Secretary of the Army and the Secretary 
of the Air Force shall each carry out a pilot program to 
improve the ability of the Army and the Air Force, 
respectively, to recruit cyber professionals.
  (b) Elements.--Under the pilot program, the Secretaries shall 
each allow individuals who meet educational, physical, and 
other requirements determined appropriate by the Secretary to 
receive original appointments as commissioned officers in a 
cyber specialty.
  (c) Consultation.--In developing the pilot program, the 
Secretaries may consult with the Secretary of the Navy with 
respect to a similar program carried out by the Secretary of 
the Navy.
  (d) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
Congress supports the direct commission of individuals trained 
in cyber specialties because the demand for skilled cyber 
personnel outstrips the supply of such personnel, and there is 
great competition for such personnel with private industry.
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 56. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Dold of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table in section 2207(b) of division B (relating to 
the Extension of 2014 Project Authorizations for the Navy), 
insert after the projects relating to Hawaii a new item as 
follows:

 
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Illinois................................   Great Lakes..............  Unaccompanied.............     $35,851,000
                                                                      Housing...................
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 57. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Chu of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 798, line 22, strike ``and''.
  Page 799, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 799, insert after line 2 the following:
                                  (VI) the population density 
                                of the area to be served by the 
                                women's business center.
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58. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Perlmutter of Colorado 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 28__. MODIFICATION OF LAND CONVEYANCE, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL 
                    NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

  Section 5(d)(1) of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National 
Wildlife Refuge Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-402; 16 U.S.C. 
668dd note) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subparagraph:
          ``(C)(i) Notwithstanding clause (i) of subparagraph 
        (A), the restriction attached to any deed to any real 
        property designated for disposal under this section 
        that prohibits the use of the property for residential 
        or industrial purposes may be modified or removed if it 
        is determined, through a risk assessment performed 
        pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
        Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 
        et seq.), that the property is protective for the 
        proposed use.
          ``(ii) The Secretary of the Army shall not be 
        responsible or liable for any of the following:
                  ``(I) The cost of any risk assessment 
                described in clause (i) or any actions taken in 
                response to such risk assessment.
                  ``(II) Any damages attributable to the use of 
                property for residential or industrial purposes 
                as the result of the modification or removal of 
                a deed restriction pursuant to clause (i), or 
                the costs of any actions taken in response to 
                such damages.''.
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 59. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Pompeo of Kansas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 384, after line 15, insert the following:

SEC. 1038. DECLASSIFICATION OF INFORMATION ON PAST TERRORIST ACTIVITIES 
                    OF DETAINEES TRANSFERRED FROM UNITED STATES NAVAL 
                    STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Director of National 
Intelligence shall--
          (1) complete a declassification review of 
        intelligence reports prepared by the National 
        Counterterrorism Center prior to Periodic Review Board 
        sessions or detainee transfers on the past terrorist 
        activities of individuals detained at United States 
        Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who were 
        transferred or released from United States Naval 
        Station, Guantanamo Bay; and
          (2) make available to the public any information 
        declassified as a result of the declassification 
        review; and
          (3) submit to the appropriate congressional 
        committees, consistent with the protection of sources 
        and methods, a report setting forth--
                  (A) the results of the declassification 
                review; and
                  (B) if any information covered by the 
                declassification review was not declassified 
                pursuant to the review, a justification for the 
                determination not to declassify such 
                information.
  (b) Past Terrorist Activities.--For purposes of this section, 
the past terrorist activities of an individual shall include 
the terrorist activities conducted by the individual before the 
transfer of the individual to the detention facility at United 
States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, including, at a minimum, 
the following:
          (1) The terrorist organization, if any, with which 
        affiliated.
          (2) The terrorist training, if any, received.
          (3) The role in past terrorist attacks against the 
        interests or allies of the United States.
          (4) The direct responsibility, if any, for the death 
        of citizens of the United States or members of the 
        Armed Forces.
          (5) Any admission of any matter specified in 
        paragraphs (1) through (4).
  (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the congressional defense committees;
          (2) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
        Representatives;
          (3) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate;
          (4) the Permanent Committee on Intelligence of the 
        House of Representatives; and
          (5) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
        Senate.
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 60. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Zinke of Montana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 16__. REQUESTS FOR FORCES TO MEET SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND-
                    BASED NUCLEAR FORCES.

  (a) Certification.--Not later than five days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs 
of Staff shall certify to the congressional defense committees 
that the Chairmans has approved any requests for forces, as of 
the date of the enactment of this Act, of a commander of a 
combatant command to meet the security requirements of land-
based nuclear forces.
  (b) Limitation.--Of the funds authorized to be appropriated 
by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2017 
for the travel and representational expenses of the Secretary 
of Defense, not more than 75 percent may be obligated or 
expended until the date on which the Secretary certifies to the 
congressional defense committees that there is a competitive 
acquisition process in place to ensure the fielding of a UH-1N 
replacement aircraft in fiscal year 2018.
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61. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McSally of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 384, after line 15, insert the following:

SEC. 1038. PROHIBITION ON ENFORCEMENT OF MILITARY COMMISSION RULINGS 
                    PREVENTING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES FROM 
                    CARRYING OUT OTHERWISE LAWFUL DUTIES BASED ON 
                    MEMBER GENDER.

  (a) Prohibition.--No order, ruling, finding, or other 
determination of a military commission may be construed or 
implemented to prohibit or restrict a member of the Armed 
Forces from carrying out duties otherwise lawfully assigned to 
such member to the extent that the basis for such prohibition 
or restriction is the gender of such member.
  (b) Applicability to Prior Orders, etc..--In the case of an 
order, ruling, finding, or other determination described in 
subsection (a) that was issued before the date of the enactment 
of this Act in a military commission and is still effective as 
of the date of the enactment of this Act, such order, ruling, 
finding, or determination shall be deemed to be vacated and 
null and void only to the extent of any prohibition or 
restriction on the duties of members of the Armed Forces that 
is based on the gender of members.
  (c) Military Commission Defined.--In this section, the term 
``military commission'' means a military commission established 
under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code, and any 
military commission otherwise established or convened by law.