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115th Congress    }                                     {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                     {      115-712

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  PROVIDING FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 5895) MAKING 
 APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, 
AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3) TO RESCIND CERTAIN 
     BUDGET AUTHORITY PROPOSED TO BE RESCINDED IN SPECIAL MESSAGES 
    TRANSMITTED TO THE CONGRESS BY THE PRESIDENT ON MAY 8, 2018, IN 
  ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE X OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET AND IMPOUNDMENT 
                            CONTROL ACT 1974

                                _______
                                

June 6, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

               Mr. Burgess, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 923]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 923, by a record vote of 9 to 2, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for further consideration of H.R. 
5895, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act 2019, under a structured rule. The 
resolution provides that no further general debate shall be in 
order. The resolution provides that the further amendment 
printed in part A of this report shall be considered as adopted 
in the House and in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution 
makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B 
of this report, and available pro forma amendments described in 
section 4 of House Resolution 918. Each further amendment 
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, may be 
withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, 
shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described 
in section 4 of House Resolution 918, 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 further amendments printed in part B of this 
report. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs 
Act, under a closed rule. The resolution provides one hour of 
debate equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader 
and the Minority Leader or their respective designees. The 
resolution waives all points of order against consideration of 
the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment printed in 
part C 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 provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides that provisions of 
section 1017 of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 shall not 
apply to a bill or joint resolution introduced with respect to 
the special message transmitted under section 1012 of that Act 
on May 8, 2018.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against the amendments 
printed in part B of this report includes a waiver of clause 
2(c) of rule XXI, which requires that limitation amendments are 
to be offered at the end of the bill. The waiver is necessary 
because the limitation amendments printed in this report will 
be offered at the end of each division. It should be noted that 
sponsors of such amendments complied with Rules Committee 
guidance when drafting amendments to the end of divisions 
rather than the end of the bill.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 3, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3, as amended, 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. 230

    Motion by Rep. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #53, by Rep. Crowley (NY) to 
division A, which states that none of the funds made available 
by this Act may be used to reject any application in response 
to a funding opportunity announcement because of the use of the 
term ``global warming'' or the term ``climate change'' in the 
application. Defeated: 2-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mr. Torres........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 231

    Motion by Rep. Torres to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #9 by Rep. Cohen (TN) to 
division A, which prohibits the use of funds to enter into any 
new contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with any Trump 
related businesses listed on the Trump Organization's website. 
The specific properties are listed in the amendment. Defeated: 
2-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mr. Torres........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 232

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 9-2

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                Majority Members                      Vote                   Minority                   Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................  ............
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea   Mrs. Torres.......................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................          Yea
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN TO H.R. 5895 PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Carter, John (TX): Provides $1,138,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2019 for programs and activities authorized under the VA 
Mission Act of 2018, including the new Veterans Community Care 
Program and the Family Caregivers Program. The funding level is 
equal to the CBO estimate for FY19 costs of the VA Mission Act.

     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5895 IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

                      DIVISION A (ENERGY & WATER)

    1. Nolan (MN): Boosts the Army Corps' Aquatic Nuisance 
Species Research Program by $1 million. (10 minutes)
    2. Abraham (LA): Increases Corps of Engineers Operations 
and Maintenance Account by $5,150,000 and reduces DOE 
Departmental Administration by $6,500,000. (10 minutes)
    3. Eshoo (CA), Stivers (OH): Increases funding for the 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $1,000,000, 
with the increase intended to support the development and 
deployment of high-efficiency linear generator power plant 
technology which, for purposes of stationary electric power 
production, is equivalent to fuel cell power plant technology. 
Decreases funding for Departmental Administration by 
$1,000,000. (10 minutes)
    4. Perlmutter (CO): Increases funding for EERE's Facilities 
and Infrastructure account by $5 million offset by a $5 million 
reduction to DOE's Departmental Administration account. (10 
minutes)
    5. Hastings, Alcee (FL): Increases funding for 
cybersecurity of the electric power grid, offset by funding for 
fossil energy research and development. (10 minutes)
    6. Kuster, Ann (NH), Welch (VT), Pingree (ME): Increases 
funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission to further 
rural economic development and infrastructure initiatives along 
the Northern Border. (10 minutes)
    7. Rogers (AL): Provides $24 million for construction of 
critical infrastructure in NNSA, with an offset from NNSA 
Federal Salaries and Expenses. (10 minutes)
    8. Jackson Lee (TX): Allocates an additional $100 million 
for Army Corps of Engineers construction projects related to 
flood control. (10 minutes)
    9. LaMalfa (CA): Prohibits the use of funds for enforcing 
the EPA's abandonment criteria for prior converted cropland. 
(10 minutes)
    10. Gohmert (TX), Gosar (AZ), Duncan (SC), McKinley (WV): 
Prohibits the use of funds to prepare, propose, or promulgate 
any regulation or guidance related to the social cost of 
carbon. (10 minutes)
    11. Smith, Jason (MO), Gohmert (TX), Estes, Ron (KS), Gosar 
(AZ): Prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers from closing or 
prohibiting recreational access. (10 minutes)

                        DIVISION B (LEG BRANCH)

    12. Kildee (MI), Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Gabbard (HI), Mast 
(FL): Increases funding by $250,000 for the U.S. House of 
Representatives' Wounded Warrior Program, which provides 
employment opportunities within the U.S. House for veterans 
with service-connected disabilities. Decreases funding for the 
Architect of the Capitol, Capital Construction and Operations 
account by an equivalent amount. (10 minutes)
    13. Esty (CT): Increases funding by $500,000 for the Office 
of Employee Assistance under the Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to be 
pulled from the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Grounds. (10 
minutes)
    14. Gosar (AZ): Eliminates funding in the bill for the Open 
World Leadership Center Trust Fund. (10 minutes)
    15. Meadows (NC): Reestablishes a semiannual Government 
Accountability Office financial review of obligated 
expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent indefinite 
appropriation, and requires the report's findings to be 
submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate, the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and 
Judiciary of the House, and the Committees on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate. (10 
minutes)
    16. Takano (CA), Delaney (MD), Esty (CT), Foster (IL), 
Langevin (RI), Lieu (CA), Lujan (NM): Appropriates $2.5 million 
to re-institute the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) to 
help Congress understand emerging technologies and their policy 
implications. Offset by funds from an administrative account 
within the Architect of the Capitol. (10 minutes)
    17. Cohen (TN): Prohibits the use of funds to purchase 
plastic drinking straws. (10 minutes)
    18. Blackburn (TN): Provides for a one percent across the 
board cut to the bill's spending levels. Accounts for the 
Capitol Police; Architect of the Capitol-Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds and Security; and Office of the Sergeant At 
Arms shall not be reduced. (10 minutes)

                         DIVISION C (MilCon/VA)

    19. Kildee (MI): Increases funding in the BRAC account to 
ensure there is sufficient funding to prevent further 
contamination of PFAS at former-Wurtsmith AFB. (10 minutes)
    20. Torres (CA): Directs the Secretary to use the DOD Base 
Closure Account to make funding available for the purposes of 
demolishing facilities closed by prior BRAC rounds. (10 
minutes)
    21. Kildee (MI): Creates a funding carve-out for the 
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment account. (10 minutes)
    22. Ruiz (CA), Welch (VT): Increases funding to VA Medical 
Services account from VA Medical Services account to conduct 
educational outreach to veterans to enroll in the burn pits 
registry, additional research using the registry, and other 
activities concerning the maintenance of registry. (10 minutes)
    23. Johnson (OH): Calls on the Department of Veterans 
Affairs (VA) to develop a standard of hospice care tailored to 
the unique needs of combat veterans, including Vietnam-era 
veterans. (10 minutes)
    24. Carbajal (CA): Directs the Secretary to change the 
phone system to have local Community Based Outpatient Center 
answer calls rather than having all calls routed to the major 
VA Medical Centers in an effort to reduce wait times for 
veterans on the phone and to provide more timely health 
services. (10 minutes)
    25. McSally (AZ): Mandates that no less than $225,000,000 
may be appropriated for VA mental health and suicide prevention 
programs. (10 minutes)
    26. Welch (VT), Ruiz (CA): Provides $5 million to better 
assist veterans exposed to burn pits by improving the existing 
registry and increasing clinical research on burn pit exposure. 
Decreases the Community Care account by the same amount. (10 
minutes)
    27. Barr (KY): Transfer $5 million from the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Health Administration's (VHA) Medical 
Community Care Account to the Medical Services Account for the 
explicit use for the Va's Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) program, 
equine assisted therapy. (10 minutes)
    28. Carbajal (CA): Provides $8 million for the Veterans 
Transportation Program to assist veterans in attending to all 
their medical appointments in a timely manner. (10 minutes)
    29. Keating (MA): Allocates funding for the VA to create an 
opioid abuse healthcare kit for community healthcare providers. 
(10 minutes)
    30. Keating (MA): Allocates funding for administrative 
costs at the VA to ensure providers at VA health facilities 
complete a continuing medication course in pain management. (10 
minutes)
    31. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX): Requires the VA to report 
on how many delinquent payments by the VA to vendors and 
contractors there are and the total amount of money. (10 
minutes)
    32. Connolly (VA), Norton (DC): Ensures sufficient funds 
for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to 
provide rigorous oversight of the Washington, D.C. Veterans 
Affairs Medical Center. (10 minutes)
    33. Jackson Lee (TX): Prohibits the use of funds in 
contravention of the U.S. Code regarding benefits for homeless 
veterans in training and outreach programs. (10 minutes)
    34. Jackson Lee (TX): Increases the amount of funding for 
Supportive Services for Veterans Families by $2 million offset 
by a reduction of a $2.5 million in the funding for the VA's 
information Technology Systems. (10 minutes)
    35. Walberg (MI), Rutherford (FL): Prevents funds from 
being used to implement, administer, or enforce a proposed rule 
by the VA to limit an injured or amputee veteran's ability to 
choose a prosthetist or orthotist who meets his or her needs 
whether employed by the VA or on contract with the VA. (10 
minutes)
    36. Eshoo (CA): States that none of the funds made 
available by this Act may be used by the Army to convey the 
17.1 acres of land and the 126 existing housing units known as 
Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, California. (10 minutes)
    37. Peters, Scott (CA): Prohibits funds from being 
transferred from programs supporting veteran homelessness 
services. (10 minutes)
    38. Ratcliffe (TX): Prohibits funds from being used to 
propose, plan, or execute a new round of Base Realignment and 
Closure (BRAC). (10 minutes)
    39. Flores (TX): Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs 
not to alter an existing cooperative arrangement with a Medical 
School established under 38 U.S.C. 82. (10 minutes)

   SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3 IN PART C CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. McCarthy, Kevin (CA): Amends the bill to align with the 
President's Supplementary Special Message transmitted June 5, 
2018.

      PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 5895 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 165, after line 14, insert the following:
  Sec. 239.  For an additional amount for the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, $1,138,000,000 for the programs and 
activities authorized in the VA MISSION Act of 2018 and the 
amendments made by such Act, which shall be in addition to 
amounts otherwise made available in this Act for such purpose, 
of which--
          (1) $600,000,000 shall become available for the 
        Veterans Community Care Program under section 1703 of 
        title 38, United States Code, as amended by the VA 
        MISSION Act of 2018, on the effective date specified in 
        section 101(b) of such Act; and
          (2) $253,000,000 shall be available for the Family 
        Caregivers Program under section 1720G of title 38, 
        United States Code, as amended by such Act:
 Provided, That amounts made available under this section shall 
remain available until September 30, 2020.

         PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 5895 MADE IN ORDER

    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO DIVISION A (ENERGY & WATER) MADE IN ORDER

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

  Page 5, line 13, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $1,000,000)''.
  Page 7, line 16, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,030,000)''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Abraham of Louisiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 5, line 13, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $5,150,000)''.
  Page 32, line 1, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $6,500,000)''.
                              ----------                              


3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Eshoo of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 21, line 24, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $1,000,000)''.
  Page 32, line 1, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,000,000)''.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Perlmutter of Colorado 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 21, line 24, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $5,000,000)''.
  Page 32, line 1, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000)''.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 22, line 13, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $5,000,000)''.
  Page 24, line 3, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $7,666,667)''.
                              ----------                              


6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kuster of New Hampshire 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 24, line 3, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $9,067,000)''.
  Page 55, line 4, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $8,000,000)''.
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 7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rogers of Alabama or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 33, line 14, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $24,000,000)''.
  Page 34, line 21, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $24,000,000)''.
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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 division A, before the short title, insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  The amounts otherwise provided by this Act are 
revised by reducing the amount made available for ``Corps of 
Engineers-Civil--Construction'', and increasing the amount made 
available for the same account, by $100,000,000.
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 9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative LaMalfa of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division A (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used to enforce the criteria of abandonment described in 
provision G of provision V of the rule published in the Federal 
Register at 58 Fed. Reg. 45008 (relating to Clean Water Act 
Regulatory Programs).
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 10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gohmert of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division A (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used to prepare, propose, or promulgate any regulation or 
guidance that references or relies on the analysis contained 
in--
          (1) ``Technical Support Document: Social Cost of 
        Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive 
        Order 12866'', published by the Interagency Working 
        Group on Social Cost of Carbon, United States 
        Government, in February 2010;
          (2) ``Technical Support Document: Technical Update of 
        the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact 
        Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
        the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon, 
        United States Government, in May 2013 and revised in 
        November 2013;
          (3) ``Revised Draft Guidance for Federal Departments 
        and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas 
        Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA 
        Reviews'', published by the Council on Environmental 
        Quality on December 24, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 77801);
          (4) ``Technical Support Document: Technical Update of 
        the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact 
        Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
        the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Carbon, 
        United States Government, in July 2015;
          (5) ``Addendum to the Technical Support Document on 
        Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis 
        Under Executive Order 12866: Application of the 
        Methodology to Estimate the Social Cost of Methane and 
        the Social Cost of Nitrous Oxide'', published by the 
        Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of Greenhouse 
        Gases, United States Government, in August 2016; or
          (6) ``Technical Support Document: Technical Update of 
        the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact 
        Analysis Under Executive Order 12866'', published by 
        the Interagency Working Group on Social Cost of 
        Greenhouse Gases, United States Government, in August 
        2016.
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 11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Smith of Missouri or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the division (before the short title), insert 
the following:
  Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used by the Army Corps of Engineers to close or prohibit 
public access at recreation areas, recreation facilities, 
campgrounds, or boat ramps.
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      TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO DIVISION B (LEG BRANCH) MADE IN ORDER

12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 64, line 21, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $250,000)''.
  Page 68, line 5, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $250,000)''.
  Page 68, line 16, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $250,000)''.
  Page 78, line 20, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $250,000)''.
                              ----------                              


13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Esty of Connecticut or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 64, line 21, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $500,000)''.
  Page 66, line 23, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $500,000)''.
  Page 67, line 13, after the first dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $500,000)''.
  Page 79, line 5, after the first dollar amount, insert 
``(reduced by $500,000)''
                              ----------                              


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

  Page 98, line 17, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,600,000)''.
  Page 102, line 18, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $5,600,000)''.
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   15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division B (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. ___.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used to enforce the amendment made by section 1501(d) of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-68; 
123 Stat. 2041).
                              ----------                              


 16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division B (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. ___.  There is appropriated, for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of Technology Assessment as authorized by the 
Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (2 U.S.C. 471 et seq.) 
$2,500,000, to be derived from a reduction of $3,463,000 in the 
amount provided in this Act for the item for ``Architect of the 
Capitol, Capital Construction and Operations''.
                              ----------                              


17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cohen of Tennessee or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division B (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. 512.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used to purchase plastic drinking straws.
                              ----------                              


18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Blackburn of Tennessee 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division B (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __. (a) Each amount appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act that is not required to be appropriated 
or otherwise made available by a provision of law is hereby 
reduced by 1 percent.
  (b) The reduction in subsection (a) shall not apply with 
respect to--
          (1) accounts under the heading ``Capitol Police'';
          (2) ``Architect of the Capitol--Capitol Police 
        Buildings, Grounds and Security''; or
          (3) the amount provided for salaries and expenses of 
        the Office of the Sergeant at Arms under the heading 
        ``House of Representatives--Salaries, Officers and 
        Employees''.

 TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO DIVISION C (MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS 
                         AFFAIRS) MADE IN ORDER

19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 109, line 23, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $32,287,000) (increased by $32,287,000)''.
                              ----------                              


 20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Torres of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 109, line 23, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000) (increased by $5,000,000)''.
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21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 127, line 16, insert after the dollar amount the 
following: ``of which $2,037,547,400 shall be made available 
for vocational rehabilitation and employment programs under 
chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code''.
                              ----------                              


22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ruiz of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,000,000) (increased by $1,000,000)''.
                              ----------                              


23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Johnson of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,000,000) (increased by $1,000,000)''.
                              ----------                              


24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carbajal of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000) (increased by $5,000,000)''.
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25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McSally of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $28,872,000) (increased by $28,872,000)''.
                              ----------                              


 26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Welch of Vermont or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 132, line 10, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000)''.
  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $5,000,000)''.
                              ----------                              


 27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Barr of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $5,000,000)''.
  Page 132, line 10, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000)''.
                              ----------                              


28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carbajal of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 131, line 7, after the dollar amount, insert 
``(increased by $8,000,000)''.
  Page 132, line 10, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $8,000,000)''.
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      29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 132, line 25, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $5,000,000) (increased by $5,000,000)''.
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      30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 132, line 25, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,500,000) (increased by $1,500,000)''.
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 31. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Johnson of Texas or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 135, line 12, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,000,000) (increased by $1,000,000)''.
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 32. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Connolly of Virginia 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 138, line 13, after the dollar amount, insert ``(reduced 
by $1,000,000) (increased by $1,000,000)''.
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 33. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in contravention of 
subchapter III of chapter 20 of title 38, United States Code.
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 34. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  The amounts otherwise provided by this Act are 
revised by reducing the amount made available for ``Department 
of Veterans Affairs--Departmental Administration--Information 
Technology Systems'' (and the amount specified under such 
heading for operations and maintenance), and by increasing the 
amount made available in fiscal year 2019 for ``Veterans Health 
Administration--Medical Services'', by $2,500,000 and 
$2,000,000, respectively.
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35. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Walberg of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to implement, 
administer, or enforce section 17.3240 of title 38, Code of 
Federal Regulations, as proposed in 82 Fed. Reg. 48018 (October 
16, 2017).
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36. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Eshoo of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title) insert the 
following new section:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this division may be used to convey the 17.1 acres 
of land and the 126 existing housing units known as Shenandoah 
Square and located in Mountain View, California.
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 37. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Peters of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer funds 
made available for the following programs:
          (1) The Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem 
        program.
          (2) The Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans 
        program.
          (3) The Supportive Services for Veteran Families 
        program.
          (4) The Department of Housing and Urban Development 
        Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-
        VASH) programs.
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38. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ratcliffe of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title) insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used to propose, plan for, or execute a new or additional Base 
Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
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39. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Flores of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of division C (before the short title), insert the 
following:
  Sec. __.  None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to alter an existing 
cooperative arrangement with a medical school that was 
established under chapter 82 of title 38, United States Code.
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       PART C--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 3, strike line 13 and all that follows through page 4, 
line 2, and insert the following:
          (3) Of the unobligated balances identified by the 
        Treasury Appropriation Fund Symbol 12X1072, $50,000,000 
        of amounts made available under the heading ``Watershed 
        and Flood Prevention Operations'' in the Consolidated 
        Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31) are 
        rescinded.
  Page 9, strike lines 11 through 21.
  Page 10, strike lines 4 through 9.
  Page 10, line 12, strike ``Federal Railroad Transportation'' 
and insert ``Federal Railroad Administration''.
  Page 11, strike lines 13 through 18.

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