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  1. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.771   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment requires that, following initial clean-up of a spill, the National Resources Damages Act trustee gives equal and full consideration to all statutorily prescribed natural resource damage remedies to ensure that acquisition of non-impacted land is considered an equal remedy and not given lower priority as is currently provided in statute.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3534
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 07/30/2010)
    Latest Action: 07/30/10 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 258 - 149 (Roll no. 510).
  2. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.596   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment requires the administrator to evaluate the effectiveness of the program; identifies and disseminates best practices for positive outcomes; and identifies and limits redundant rules, regulations and reporting requirements.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4715
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 04/15/2010)
    Latest Action: 04/15/10 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
  3. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.595   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment ensures that program evaluations assess whether the implementation of a comprehensive conservation and management plan is achieving its stated goals; (2) enhances public education on the connections between air, land, and water and the potential impacts on estuarine health; (3) strikes the existing statutory priority list for estuaries to clarify that existing and proposed management conferences enter or remain in the program on a competitive basis and (4) removes individuals from the list of approved recipients for grants under this program.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4715
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 04/15/2010)
    Latest Action: 04/15/10 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  4. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.475   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment requires a study on the effects of the Coast Guard modifying the 2004 Agreement for Outgoing Loans with Presque Isle Township, Michigan, in order to provide for the return of the Historic Fresnel Lens to the lantern room atop the Presque Isle Light Station Lighthouse, Michigan.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3619
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 10/23/2009)
    Latest Action: 10/23/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
  5. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.464   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Manager's amendment makes a number of technical corrections to the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3619
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 10/22/2009)
    Latest Action: 10/22/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  6. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.466   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment requested a study and report examining the Coast Guard's ability to respond to effects resulting from changes in U.S. immigration policy toward Haiti.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3619
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 10/22/2009)
    Latest Action: 10/22/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
  7. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.148   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Manager's amendment strikes the 2009 funding authorization in the base bill and makes total funding provided for FAA programs in H.R. 915 approximately $53.5 billion, including $12.3 billion for the airport improvement program, $10.1 billion for facilities and equipment, $794 million for research and development, and $30.3 billion for operations. The manager's amendment also addresses safety, the Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise System, and noise; in addition, the amendment makes sundry clarifying and technical changes to the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.915
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 05/21/2009)
    Latest Action: 05/21/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  8. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.28   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment authorizes tribal governments to be eligible for technical and management assistance for small publicly-owned sewerage agencies; amends an existing Clean Water Act authority for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to carry out pilot projects by ensuring that certain "green technology" activities are eligible for controlling stormwater runoff and increases the authorization of appropriations for this authority to $100 million for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014; clarifies eligibility for construction of energy-efficient or renewable-energy generation technologies at publicly-owned sewerage agencies under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund; provides additional criteria for States to determine "affordability criteria" for waste-water infrastructure projects and activities, including factors related to per capita income and local unemployment rates; provides additional transparency and accountability for expenditures from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund by requiring EPA to conduct, and make publicly available, an annual performance review of expenditures from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, including a review of the types and categories of projects and activities carried out using the fund, and an estimate of the number of jobs created from proceeds of the fund; strikes a provision related to the collection.of tonnage duties that was unnecessary; authorizes additional studies on the water-related infrastructure needs along the United States-Mexican border region, and the condition of wastewater infrastructure on the Great Lakes; requires States to set-aside 20 percent of combined sewer and sanitary sewer grants to communities that implement green infrastructure or other water and energy efficient improvements; and requires the EPA Administrator to conduct a study on the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the waters of the United States.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1262
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 03/12/2009)
    Latest Action: 03/12/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  9. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.33   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment requires that States, in the development of their priority methodology, give priority to projects that construct bioswales that filter and naturally store stormwater runoff and floodwaters for future water supply and recharge of natural aquifers.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1262
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 03/12/2009)
    Latest Action: 03/12/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
  10. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.12   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment changes the aviation, highway, rail, and transit priority consideration and "use-it-or-lose-it" provisions to require that 50 percent of the funds be obligated within 90 days.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 01/28/2009)
    Latest Action: 01/28/09 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  11. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1125   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment is technical in nature.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3999
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 07/23/2008)
    Latest Action: 07/23/08 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  12. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1143   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment created a National Tunnel Inspection Program that would establish national tunnel inspection standards and ensure uniformity among the States in the conduct of such inspections.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3999
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 07/23/2008)
    Latest Action: 07/23/08 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
  13. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1102   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment adds a finding that public transportation stakeholders should engage local communities in promoting the importance of using public transportation; amends section 3 (grants to improve public transportation services) to clarify that transit agencies may use these new grants to offset the increased cost of fuel to transit agencies and clarifies that intercity bus service and acquiring facilities or equipment to improve fuel efficiency are eligible activities under the bill. The amendment also requires the Transportation Secretary to carry out consumer awareness programs on the benefits of alternative transportation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.6052
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 06/26/2008)
    Latest Action: 06/26/08 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  14. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1077   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment provides that none of the funds may be used to employ workers in violation of section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act; requires the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on ways to streamline compliance with National Historic Preservation Act requirements for federally funded railroad infrastructure projects; inserts provisions regarding the Northeast Corridor; requires studies regarding the expansion of the South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor to Memphis and to far south Texas; requires proposals for building station stops for the proposed high-speed rail system in the Northeast Corridor; authorizes intercity passenger rail grants to be used for bicycle access into rolling stock and would provide bicycle racks in trains and makes technical corrections to the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.6003
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 06/11/2008)
    Latest Action: 06/11/08 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  15. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1023   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Manager's amendment increased FY08 funding to the Coast Guard to $8.4 billion; increased the authorized number of Coast Guard personnel by 1,500 members, to 47,000; increased maritime security response teams and made various and sundry changes throughout the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2830
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 04/24/2008)
    Latest Action: 04/24/08 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  16. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.856   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment requires the Federal Railroad Safety Administration to issue regulations requiring owners of track carried on one or more railroad bridges to adopt safety practices to prevent the deterioration of railroad bridges and reduce the risk of human casualties, environmental damage, and disruption to the Nation's transportation system that would result from a catastrophic bridge failure. The amendment also strikes Sections 301, 610, and 616 of the reported bill because these sections were enacted in Public Law 110-53, the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007." The amendment would also require the Secretary to consider additional criteria regarding communities when reviewing applications for a waiver or exemption from sounding locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2095
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 10/17/2007)
    Latest Action: 10/17/07 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  17. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.803   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Manager's amendment consists of the text of the amendment contained in House Report 110-335 and printed on pages H10673-H10679 in the Congressional Record of Sept. 20, 2007.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2881
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 09/20/2007)
    Latest Action: 09/20/07 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to by voice vote. (text as modified: CR H10680)
  18. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.96   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Manager's amendment consists of the text of the amendment contained in House Report 110-100, as modified, and printed on pages H3650-H3655 in the Congressional Record for April 19, 2007.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1495
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 04/19/2007)
    Latest Action: 04/19/07 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
  19. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1048   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment prohibits funds in the bill from being used to finalize or implement a Department of Transportation proposed rule to open up U.S. air carriers to a greater share of control by foreign owners.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5576
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 06/14/2006)
    Latest Action: 06/14/06 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A042) Agreed to by recorded vote: 291 - 137 (Roll no. 283).
  20. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.854   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment prevents the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing or enforcing the wetlands policy guidance issued in a joint memorandum of EPA and the Corps of Engineers in 2003.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5386
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 05/18/2006)
    Latest Action: 05/18/06 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A021) Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 198 (Roll no. 169).
  21. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.546 to H.Amdt.545   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Amends Bill: H.R.889
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 09/15/2005)
    Latest Action: 09/15/05 By unanimous consent, the Oberstar amendment was withdrawn.
  22. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.746   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Amends Bill: H.R.5006
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 09/09/2004)
    Latest Action: 09/09/04 By unanimous consent, the Oberstar amendment was withdrawn.
  23. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.72   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment authorizes a photovoltaic solar energy commercialization program for the procurement and installation of photovoltaic solar energy systems for electric production in public buildings.
    Amends Bill: H.R.6
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 04/10/2003)
    Latest Action: 04/10/03 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
  24. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.574   — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

    Description Amendment sought to retain FEMA as an independent agency with responsibility for natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5005
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 07/25/2002)
    Latest Action: 07/26/02 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 165 - 261 (Roll no. 353). (consideration: CR H5798-5799; text: CR H5798)
  25. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.596   — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

    Description Amendment sought to strike section 409 which extends for one year the deadline for airports to fully utilize explosive detection systems to screen all checked baggage.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5005
    Sponsor: Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] (Offered 07/26/2002)
    Latest Action: 07/26/02 On agreeing to the Oberstar amendment (A023) Failed by recorded vote: 211 - 217 (Roll no. 362).