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116th Congress   }                                       {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session     }                                       {      116-37

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1644) TO RESTORE THE OPEN 
INTERNET ORDER OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR 
CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 2021) TO AMEND THE BALANCED BUDGET AND 
EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT OF 1985 AND TO ESTABLISH A CONGRESSIONAL 
          BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   April 8, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 294]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 294, by a record vote of 6 to 4, 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. 1644, the 
Save the Internet Act of 2019, 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 Energy and Commerce. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution makes in order as original text for the purpose of 
amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting 
of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-10 and provides that 
it shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all 
points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The resolution makes in order only those amendments 
printed in Part A of this report. Each such amendment 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 A of 
this report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. Section 2 of the resolution 
provides for consideration of H.R. 2021, the Investing for the 
People Act of 2019, 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 the Budget. The resolution waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The resolution makes 
in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text 
of Rules Committee Print 116-11 and provides that it shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The 
resolution makes in order only those further amendments printed 
in Part B of this report. Each such amendment 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. The resolution provides for one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions. Section 3 of the resolution 
provides that House Resolution 293 is hereby adopted. Section 4 
of the resolution provides that on any legislative day during 
the period from April 11, 2019, through April 26, 2019: the 
Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be 
considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare 
the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced 
by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. Section 5 of the 
resolution provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to 
perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period 
addressed by section 4 of the resolution as though under clause 
8(a) of rule I. Section 6 of the resolution provides that each 
day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution 
shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 
of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). Section 7 of the 
resolution provides that each day during the period addressed 
by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a 
legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII 
(resolutions of inquiry).

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 1644, 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 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 1644 made 
in order as original text, 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 
the amendments printed in part A of this report, 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 
consideration of H.R. 2021, 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 
the amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 2021 made 
in order as original text, 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 
the amendments printed in part B of this report, 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. 49

    Motion by Mr. Cole to amend the rule to H.R. 2021 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #13, 
offered by Rep. Mullin (OK), which provides for the advanced 
appropriation of the Indian Health Services, Contract Support 
Costs, and Indian Health Facilities. Defeated: 4-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 50

    Motion by Mr. Cole to amend the rule to H.R. 1644 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #17, 
offered by Rep. Horn (OK), which initiates a review of the 
challenges for Rural Broadband providers in serving hard-to-
reach areas. This amendment identifies the challenges for rural 
broadband providers, specifically those designated to be 
serving ``High Cost'' areas by the Federal Communications 
Commission, to maintain, upgrade, and expand their networks in 
the evolving Internet Ecosystem. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 51

    Motion by Mr. Cole to amend the rule to H.R. 1644 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #11, 
offered by Rep. Walden (OR), which ensures that the FCC's Title 
II authority over ``telecommunication services'' to raise fees, 
moderate content, and seize and control networks will be 
negated. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 52

    Motion by Mr. Cole to strike Section 3 of the rule. 
Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 53

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to report open rules for H.R. 1644 
and H.R. 2021. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 54

    Motion by Mr. Woodall to amend the rule to H.R. 2021 to 
make in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment 
#9, offered by Rep. Scott (GA), which makes supplemental 
appropriations for losses from Hurricanes Michael or Florence, 
other hurricanes, typhoons, volcanic activity, or wildfires 
occurring in calendar year 2018. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 55

    Motion by Mr. Burgess to amend the rule to H.R. 2021 to 
make in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment 
#6, offered by Rep. Womack (AR), which requires mandatory 
spending reforms equal to or greater than the amount of the 
caps increase in the bill. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 56

    Motion by Mrs. Lesko to amend the rule to H.R. 2021 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #1, 
offered by Rep. Biggs (AZ), which expresses the sense of the 
House of Representatives that the national debt is a threat to 
the national security of the United States. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 57

    Motion by Mrs. Lesko to amend the rule to H.R. 2021 to make 
in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #10, 
offered by Rep. Norman (SC), which requires Congress to vote on 
a Balanced Budget Amendment between September 30, 2019, and 
December 31, 2019. Defeated: 4-6

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 58

    Motion by Mr. Morelle to report the rule. Adopted: 6-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................  ............  Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................  ............
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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           SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS IN PART A MADE IN ORDER

    1. Burgess (TX): Directs GAO to initiate a study to examine 
the influence of all entities on the virtuous cycle of the 
internet ecosystem and whether such rules protect the access of 
consumers to a free and open internet. (10 minutes)
    2. Latta (OH): Requires the FCC to share the list of 700 
rules that will be permanently forborne by the FCC should this 
bill become law. (10 minutes)
    3. Waters (CA): Directs the Comptroller General of the 
United States to submit a report to Congress examining the 
importance of 2015 Open Internet Order to ethnic and racial 
minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, rural 
populations, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly. 
(10 minutes)
    4. Delgado (NY): Requires GAO to produce a report, within 1 
year, reviewing the benefits to consumers of broadband internet 
access providers offering broadband internet access service on 
a standalone basis and what steps Congress can take to increase 
the availability of standalone broadband internet access 
service to consumers, particularly those living in rural areas. 
(10 minutes)
    5. Porter (CA): Requires the FCC to submit a report, within 
1 year of enactment, to the Committees of Jurisdiction that 
describes all enforcement actions taken since enactment by the 
FCC with respect to persons engaged in the provision of 
broadband Internet access service, including the amount of each 
fine imposed or settlement agreed to, the actions taken by the 
FCC to collect such fines and settlements, and the amounts 
collected for such fines and settlements. (10 minutes)
    6. Wexton (VA): Requires the Federal Communications 
Commission to submit to Congress within 30 days a plan for how 
the Commission will evaluate and address problems with the 
collection on Form 477 of data regarding the deployment of 
broadband Internet access service. Form 477 is used by the FCC 
to determine which providers are servicing which areas and it 
is the government's main source of data used for identifying 
underserved areas of opportunity. (10 minutes)
    7. Davids (KS): Requires that within 1 year of enactment, 
the GAO shall produce a report examining the FCC's efforts to 
assess competition in the wireline and wireless broadband 
internet access markets, and how the FCC can better assess 
competition, and what steps, if any the FCC can take to better 
increase competition in the wireless and wireline broadband 
internet access markets. (10 minutes)
    8. Stanton (AZ): Directs the Chairman of the Federal 
Communications Commission to engage tribal stakeholders and 
providers to ensure accessible and affordable broadband on 
tribal lands. (10 minutes)
    9. Trone (MD): Finds that annual FCC reports on the state 
of broadband deployment are important to fostering further 
deployment and that Congress relies on the accuracy of these 
reports. Requires that 1) the FCC may not release such a report 
based on information it knows to be inaccurate and 2) the 
Commission use its best efforts to ensure all future reports 
are accurate and to correct past inaccuracies prior to the 
report's release. (10 minutes)
    10. Brindisi (NY): Requires the GAO to produce a report 
about the ways in which the U.S. government can promote the 
deployment of broadband Internet access service, especially to 
rural areas and areas currently unserved by high-speed 
broadband access. (10 minutes)
    11. Spanberger (VA): Requires the GAO to determine the 
accuracy and granularity of broadband maps produced by the FCC, 
and to submit to Congress a report that identifies programs and 
actions restored under 2(b) that rely on these maps and that 
makes recommendations for how the FCC can produce more accurate 
maps. (10 minutes)
    12. McAdams (UT): Affirms that ISPs can still block 
unlawful content, such as child pornography or copyright-
infringing materials. (10 minutes)

           SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. Jayapal (WA), Pocan (WI), Omar (MN), Smith, Adam (WA), 
Tlaib (MI), Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Nadler (NY), Espaillat (NY), 
Velazquez (NY), Takano (CA), Watson Coleman (NJ), Levin, Andy 
(MI), Pressley (MA), Grijalva (AZ), Blumenauer (OR), Haaland 
(NM), Johnson, Hank (GA), Clay (MO), Lee, Barbara (CA), Garcia, 
Jesus (IL): Provides for equal base outlays between defense and 
non-defense discretionary levels of spending for FY2020 and 
FY2021. (10 minutes)
    2. Foxx (NC), Woodall (GA): Ensure that Congress has an 
opportunity to take action when mandatory programs exceed their 
cost estimates in the five-year window after their enactment 
and will allow Congress to comprehensively address the issue of 
mandatory spending programs coming in over budget. It does so 
by establishing a direct spending safeguard limitation on any 
direct spending program without a specific level of authorized 
spending. (10 minutes)
    3. Lee, Barbara (CA), DeLauro (CT), Schakowsky (IL), 
Sherrill (NJ), Jayapal (WA), Pocan (WI), Wasserman Schultz 
(FL), Cunningham (SC), Takano (CA), Cisneros (CA), Khanna (CA), 
Sarbanes (MD), Casten (IL), Pappas (NH): Creates a new 
Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) cap adjustment of $10 billion in 
FY20 and $12 billion in FY 21 for new VA MISSION Act funding, 
which would have to be funded under the caps under current law. 
(10 minutes)

                PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

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

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. GAO REPORT ON INTERNET ECOSYSTEM.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit 
to Congress a report examining the effect of the rules 
described in section 2(b) on the virtuous cycle of the internet 
ecosystem and whether such rules protect the access of 
consumers to a free and open internet.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Latta of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. REPORT.

  Not later than 3 days after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall submit to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report that lists the 27 
provisions of title II of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 
U.S.C. 201 et seq.) and the over 700 rules and regulations 
referred to in paragraphs 5 and 37 of the Report and Order on 
Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order described in section 
2(b)(1).
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Waters of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. GAO REPORT ON IMPORTANCE OF OPEN INTERNET RULES TO VULNERABLE 
                    COMMUNITIES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall submit to Congress a report examining the 
importance of the open internet rules to vulnerable 
communities.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Open internet rules.--The term ``open internet 
        rules'' means the rules described in section 2(b).
          (2) Vulnerable communities.--The term ``vulnerable 
        communities'' means--
                  (A) ethnic and racial minorities;
                  (B) socioeconomically disadvantaged groups;
                  (C) rural populations;
                  (D) individuals with disabilities; and
                  (E) the elderly.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Delgado of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of the bill insert the following:

SEC. 4. GAO REPORT ON BENEFITS OF STANDALONE BROADBAND.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall transmit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce 
of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report that 
assesses the benefits to consumers of broadband internet access 
service being offered on a standalone basis (and not as part of 
a bundle with other services) by providers of broadband 
internet access. Such report shall include recommendations for 
legislation to increase the availability of standalone 
broadband internet access service to consumers, particularly 
those living in rural areas.
  (b) Definition.--As used in subsection (a), the term 
``provider of broadband internet access'' means a provider of 
broadband internet access, as such term is defined in section 
8.2 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Porter of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. REPORT BY FCC ON ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall submit to the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report that describes all 
enforcement actions taken by the Commission under the rules 
described in section 2(b) since such date of enactment, 
including the amount of each fine imposed or settlement agreed 
to, the actions taken by the Commission to collect such fines 
and settlements, and the amounts of such fines and settlements 
collected.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wexton of Virginia or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. PLAN RELATING TO FORM 477 DATA COLLECTION.

  Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall submit to 
Congress a report containing a plan for how the Commission will 
evaluate and address problems with the collection on Form 477 
of data regarding the deployment of broadband Internet access 
service (as defined in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of Federal 
Regulations).
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Davids of Kansas or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. GAO REPORT ON BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE COMPETITION.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report that--
          (1) examines the efforts by the Federal 
        Communications Commission to assess competition for 
        providers of broadband Internet access service (as 
        defined in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of Federal 
        Regulations) in the market;
          (2) describes how the Commission can better assess 
        competition; and
          (3) includes a description of the steps, if any, the 
        Commission can take to better increase competition 
        among providers of broadband Internet access service 
        (as defined in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of Federal 
        Regulations) in the market.
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 8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Stanton of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH IN INDIAN COUNTRY REGARDING THE 
                    IMPORTANCE OF ADDRESSING THE UNIQUE BROADBAND 
                    INTERNET ACCESS SERVICE CHALLENGES.

  (a) Engagement With Tribal Communities to Address Broadband 
Internet Access Service Needs.--Not later than 3 months after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal 
Communications Commission shall engage with and obtain feedback 
from Tribal stakeholders and providers of broadband Internet 
access service (as defined in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of 
Federal Regulations) on the effectiveness of the Commission's 
obligation to consult with Indian Tribes to determine whether 
the Commission needs to clarify the Commission's Tribal 
engagement statement and ensure accessible and affordable 
broadband Internet access service (as defined in section 8.2 of 
title 47, Code of Federal Regulations) in the Tribal lands and 
areas through the engagement and outreach.
  (b) Findings.--The Congress finds the following:
          (1) According to an estimate from the U.S. Census 
        Bureau, just 53% of Native Americans living on Tribal 
        lands have access to high-speed internet service.
          (2) The Government Accountability Office has found 
        that the Federal Communications Commission data has 
        overstated broadband availability and access on Tribal 
        lands in the United States.
          (3) A Federal court recently vacated a Federal 
        Communications Commission order that limited Federal 
        subsidies for wireless providers serving Tribal lands.
          (4) The United States Government, industry, and non-
        governmental organizations should do more to identify 
        and address the unique broadband access challenges 
        faced by individuals living on reservations and Tribal 
        lands.
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 9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Trone of Maryland or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. ACCURACY OF DATA UNDERLYING BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT REPORTS.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) The Commission has released reports on its 
        inquiries under section 706(b) of the 
        Telecommunications Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. 1302(b)) that 
        detail the state of the deployment of broadband service 
        in the United States.
          (2) Congress and the Commission have relied upon the 
        accuracy of such reports to develop broadband policy.
          (3) The findings of such reports have been 
        particularly important to fostering rural broadband 
        deployment and broadband deployment to schools and 
        classrooms.
  (b) Requirements.--The Commission--
          (1) may not release a report on an inquiry under 
        section 706(b) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 
        (47 U.S.C. 1302(b)) based on broadband deployment data 
        that the Commission knows to be inaccurate; and
          (2) shall use its best efforts to accurately detail 
        broadband deployment in the United States and correct 
        inaccuracies in statements made by the Commission prior 
        to the release of a report about the report.
  (c) Commission Defined.--In this section, the term 
``Commission'' means the Federal Communications Commission.
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 10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Brindisi of New York 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4 GAO REPORT ON HIGH-SPEED INFRASTRUCTURE.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall submit to Congress and the Federal Communications 
Commission a report that contains--
          (1) a list of ways the Federal Government can promote 
        the deployment of broadband Internet access service, 
        especially the buildout of such service to rural areas 
        and areas without access to such service at high 
        speeds; and
          (2) recommendations with respect to policies and 
        regulations to ensure rural areas are provided 
        affordable access to broadband Internet access service.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Broadband internet access service.-- The term 
        ``broadband Internet access service'' has the meaning 
        given such term in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of 
        Federal Regulations.
          (2) Rural area.--The term ``rural area'' means any 
        area other than--
                  (A) a city, town, or incorporated area that 
                has a population of more than 20,000 
                inhabitants; or
                  (B) an urbanized area contiguous and adjacent 
                to a city or town that has a population of more 
                than 50,000 inhabitants.
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11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Spanberger of Virginia 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. GAO REPORT ON CHALLENGES TO ACCURATE MAPPING.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall--
          (1) determine the accuracy and granularity of the 
        maps produced by the Federal Communications Commission 
        that depict wireline and wireless broadband Internet 
        access service deployment in the United States; and
          (2) submit to Congress a report that--
                  (A) identifies--
                          (i) any program of the Federal 
                        Communications Commission under a rule 
                        restored under section 2(b) that relies 
                        on such maps, including any funding 
                        program; and
                          (ii) any action of the Federal 
                        Communications Commission taken under a 
                        rule restored under section 2(b) that 
                        relies on such maps, including any 
                        assessment of competition in an 
                        industry; and
                  (B) provides recommendations for how the 
                Federal Communications Commission can produce 
                more accurate, reliable, and granular maps that 
                depict wireline and wireless broadband Internet 
                access service deployment in the United States.
  (b) Broadband Internet Access Service Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``broadband Internet access service'' has the 
meaning given such term in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of 
Federal Regulations.
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McAdams of Utah or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

SEC. 4. LAWFUL CONTENT.

  (a) In General.--As described in the Report and Order on 
Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order in the matter of 
protecting and promoting the open internet that was adopted by 
the Federal Communications Commission on February 26, 2015 (FCC 
15-24)--
          (1) nothing in this Act prohibits providers of 
        broadband Internet access service from blocking content 
        that is not lawful, such as child pornography or 
        copyright-infringing materials; and
          (2) nothing in this Act imposes any independent legal 
        obligation on providers of broadband Internet access 
        service to be the arbiter of what is lawful content.
  (b) Broadband Internet Access Service Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``broadband Internet access service'' has the 
meaning given such term in section 8.2 of title 47, Code of 
Federal Regulations.

                PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 1, line 17, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $32,982,000,000)''.
  Page 2, line 4, after the dollar amount, insert ``(increased 
by $34,063,000,000)''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Foxx of North Carolina 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I, insert the following:

SEC. 102. SPENDING LIMITATION ON DIRECT SPENDING PROGRAMS.

  Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a), as amended by section 
101(d), is further amended--
          (1) by striking ``Discretionary appropriations'' and 
        inserting ``(a) In General.--Discretionary 
        appropriations''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) Establishment of Spending Safeguard Limitation.--
          ``(1) In general.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Director of the Office 
                of Management and Budget shall establish a 
                spending limitation (in this subsection 
                referred to as a `spending safeguard 
                limitation') with respect to any direct 
                spending program not later than 90 days after 
                any such program is enacted or reauthorized (as 
                the case may be).
                  ``(B) Determination of spending safeguard 
                limitation.--The spending safeguard limitation 
                established under subparagraph (A) for a direct 
                spending program shall be equal to--
                          ``(i) with respect to any such 
                        program within budget function 050 
                        (Defense), 550 (Health), 570 
                        (Medicare), 600 (Income Security), 650 
                        (Social Security), or 700 (Veterans 
                        Benefits and Services), 120 percent of 
                        the cost of the program; and
                          ``(ii) with respect to any such 
                        program within any other budget 
                        function, 110 percent of the cost of 
                        the program.
                  ``(C) Determination of cost of program.--For 
                purposes of subparagraphs (B)(i) and (ii), the 
                cost of the program shall be the estimated six-
                year cost of the program, as determined by the 
                Director using the scorecards or estimate (as 
                the case may be) applicable to the program 
                under section 4 of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go 
                Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933).
          ``(2) Spending safeguard limitation scorecards.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Director shall 
                maintain and make publicly available a spending 
                safeguard limitation scorecard displaying the 
                spending level for any direct spending program 
                that is subject to a spending safeguard 
                limitation pursuant to this subsection.
                  ``(B) Monthly costs.--Not later than 7 days 
                after the end of each month beginning after the 
                first full month in which such a direct 
                spending program is operational, the Secretary 
                of the Treasury shall transmit to the Director 
                a report listing the total amount of spending 
                for any direct spending program listed on the 
                scorecard.
                  ``(C) OMB biannual report.--After the end of 
                any six-month period, the Director shall submit 
                a report to the Committees on the Budget of the 
                House of Representatives and the Senate 
                containing the total level of spending for any 
                such direct spending program and the relation 
                between such level and the spending safeguard 
                limitation applicable to such program.
          ``(3) Procedures in case of breach.--
                  ``(A) Spending limitation breach report.--If 
                the Director determines, using the reports 
                submitted under paragraph (2)(B), that a direct 
                spending program listed on the scorecard 
                established under paragraph (2) will reach the 
                applicable spending safeguard limitation within 
                six months, the Director shall transmit, not 
                later than 15 days after the date of such 
                determination, a report to the Committees on 
                the Budget of the House of Representatives and 
                the Senate and the committees that have 
                jurisdiction over the program.
                  ``(B) Obligation limitation.--If the Director 
                determines, using the reports submitted under 
                paragraph (2)(B), that such a direct spending 
                program has reached the applicable spending 
                safeguard limitation--
                          ``(i) effective 30 days after such 
                        determination, no funds may be 
                        obligated to carry out such program; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) on the date of such 
                        determination, the Director shall 
                        submit a report to the Committees on 
                        the Budget of the House of 
                        Representatives and the Senate and the 
                        committees that have jurisdiction over 
                        the program that such an obligation 
                        limitation has been imposed.
          ``(4) Agency procedures.--Any Federal agency 
        implementing a direct spending program listed on the 
        scorecard established under paragraph (2) shall ensure 
        that any contract, offer of benefits, or other material 
        provided to the program participants includes 
        information specifying that the program is subject to a 
        spending safeguard limitation that may impact future 
        availability of funds to pay benefits.
          ``(5) Definitions.--In this subsection--
                  ``(A) the term `Director' means the Director 
                of the Office of Management and Budget;
                  ``(B) the term `direct spending' has the 
                meaning given such term in section 250(c)(8) of 
                the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
                Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 900(c)(8)); and
                  ``(C) the term `direct spending program' 
                means any Federal program funded by direct 
                spending that--
                          ``(i) is enacted or reauthorized 
                        after the date of enactment of this 
                        Act; and
                          ``(ii) does not have, in statute, a 
                        specific level (expressed as a dollar 
                        amount) of authorization of 
                        appropriations.
          ``(6) Prohibition on new authorization of funding.--
        No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated 
        to carry out this subsection.
          ``(7) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall be construed to alter the 
        administration of direct spending programs in effect on 
        the date of the enactment of this Act.''.
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 3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lee of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

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

SEC. 102. VA MISSION FUNDING.

  Section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901(b)(2)), as amended by 
section 101(c), is further amended by adding at the end the 
following:
                  ``(I) Complete the va mission funding.--(i) 
                If, for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, 
                appropriations for discretionary accounts are 
                enacted that Congress designates as being for 
                VA MISSION funding in statute, the adjustment 
                for a fiscal year shall be the total of such 
                appropriations for the fiscal year in 
                discretionary accounts designated as being for 
                VA MISSION funding, but not to exceed the total 
                of--
                          ``(I) for fiscal year 2020, 
                        $10,000,000,000; and
                          ``(II) for fiscal year 2021, 
                        $12,000,000,000.
                  ``(ii) For the purposes of this subparagraph, 
                the term `VA MISSION funding' means activities 
                funded by the following budget accounts:
                          ``(I) Veterans Health Administration, 
                        Medical Services (036-0160-0-1-703).
                          ``(II) Veterans Health 
                        Administration, Medical Community Care 
                        (036-0140-0-1-703).
                          ``(III) Veterans Health 
                        Administration, Medical Support and 
                        Compliance (036-0152-0-1-703).
                          ``(IV) Departmental Administration, 
                        Information Technology Systems (036-
                        0167-0-1-705).
                          ``(V) Any budget account that is 
                        established in the Treasury of the 
                        United States to implement the VA 
                        MISSION Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-
                        182).''.

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