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  1. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.521   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description Page 5, insert the following after line 23 and redesignate succeeding subsections, and references thereto, accordingly: "(b) REDUCTION OR DENIAL OF AWARDS.-- The court, in its discretion, may reduce the amount to be awarded under subsection (a), or deny an award, to the extent that the prevailing party during the course of the proceedings engaged in conduct that unduly and unreasonably protracted the final resolution of the matter in controversy.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3309
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 12/05/2013)
    Latest Action: 12/05/13 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 213 (Roll no. 624).
  2. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1452   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description Amendment sought to exempt regulatory actions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that streamline the application process for patents and trademarks, including rules implementing the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, from Title I of the bill and exempts midnight rules implementing such provisions from Title II of the bill. The amendment also sought to exempt consent decrees and settlement agreements in an action to compel agency action by the PTO to help streamline the application process for patents and trademarks from Title III of the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4078
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 07/25/2012)
    Latest Action: 07/26/12 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 244 (Roll no. 520). (consideration: CR H5308)
  3. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.698   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description Amendment sought to reduce funding for the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) by $619,200 and to apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2551
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 07/21/2011)
    Latest Action: 07/22/11 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 102 - 302, 7 Present (Roll no. 622). (consideration: CR H5382-5383)
  4. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.501   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Amends Bill: H.R.1249
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 By unanimous consent, the Watt amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H4491)
  5. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.783   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment inserts a complete new text.
    Amends Bill: H.R.6166
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 09/29/2010)
    Latest Action: 09/29/10 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
  6. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.782   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Amendment inserts a complete new text.
    Amends Bill: H.R.6162
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 09/29/2010)
    Latest Action: 09/29/10 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
  7. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.532   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description Page 772, strike line 12 and all that follows through page 773, line 22, and insert the following: ***.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4173
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 12/11/2009)
    Latest Action: 12/11/09 By unanimous consent, the Watt amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H14751)
  8. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.908 to H.Amdt.907   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment adds that the obligor must have had actual knowledge of the false material information for the exemption from liability to take effect.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3915
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 11/15/2007)
    Latest Action: 11/15/07 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A011) Agreed to by voice vote.
  9. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.906   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Amends Bill: H.R.3915
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 11/15/2007)
    Latest Action: 11/15/07 By unanimous consent, the Watt amendment was withdrawn.
  10. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.904   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment sought to require the assignee to have policies/procedures and to cure the loan to avoid being liable for rescission.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3915
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 11/15/2007)
    Latest Action: 11/15/07 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A007) Failed by voice vote.
  11. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.902   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment sought to allow for actual damages in the liability section.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3915
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 11/15/2007)
    Latest Action: 11/15/07 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 169 - 250 (Roll no. 1112).
  12. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.783   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description Amendment prohibits funds to be used for the benefit of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is in full compliance with the Treaty of 1866 and fully recognizes all Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants as citizens of the Cherokee Nation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2786
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 09/06/2007)
    Latest Action: 09/06/07 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
  13. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1187   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment sought to preserve the authority of the United States Supreme Court to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as defined in 4 U.S.C. section 4, or its recitation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2389
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 07/19/2006)
    Latest Action: 07/19/06 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 183 - 241 (Roll no. 384).
  14. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.830   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in House Report 109-468 and numbered 1 was offered as the Congressional Black Caucus substitute.
    Amends Bill: H.Con.Res.376
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 05/17/2006)
    Latest Action: 05/17/06 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 131 - 294 (Roll no. 155).
  15. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.616   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment sought to delete all sections of the bill and retain only the language expressing the sense of Congress recognizing the importance of property rights and that in the aftermath of the Kelo decision abuses of eminent domain power may occur.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4128
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 11/03/2005)
    Latest Action: 11/03/05 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 44 - 371 (Roll no. 567).
  16. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.337   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to propose a constitutional amendment providing that, not inconsistent with the first article of amendment to the Constitution, the Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.
    Amends Bill: H.J.Res.10
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 06/22/2005)
    Latest Action: 06/22/05 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 129 - 279 (Roll no. 293).
  17. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.67   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description Amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in House Report 109-19 and numbered 3 was offered as the Congressional Black Caucus substitute.
    Amends Bill: H.Con.Res.95
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 03/17/2005)
    Latest Action: 03/17/05 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 134 - 292, 3 Present (Roll no. 85).
  18. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.775   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment sought to preserve Supreme Court review of appeals related to the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2028
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 09/23/2004)
    Latest Action: 09/23/04 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 202 - 217 (Roll no. 466).
  19. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.478   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment sought to strike section 3(b) of the bill which provides that a qualified civil liability action that is pending on the date of the enactment of the bill shall be dismissed immediately by the court in which the action was brought or is currently pending.
    Amends Bill: H.R.339
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 03/10/2004)
    Latest Action: 03/10/04 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 164 - 249 (Roll no. 53).
  20. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.471   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment sought to limit the provisions of the bill only to cases brought in Federal court.
    Amends Bill: H.R.339
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 03/10/2004)
    Latest Action: 03/10/04 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 261 (Roll no. 49).
  21. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.153   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to propose a constitutional amendment providing that, not inconsistent with the first article of amendment to the Constitution, the Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.
    Amends Bill: H.J.Res.4
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 06/03/2003)
    Latest Action: 06/03/03 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 129 - 296 (Roll no. 233).
  22. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.63   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment sought to limit application of the bill to firearms maufacturers only.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1036
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 04/09/2003)
    Latest Action: 04/09/03 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A005) Failed by voice vote.
  23. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.59   — 108th Congress (2003-2004)

    Description Amendment sought to strike language that specifies that if a product is used as intended, then a liability action may be taken for damages resulting from a defect in design or manufacture.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1036
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 04/09/2003)
    Latest Action: 04/09/03 On agreeing to the Watt amendment (A001) Failed by voice vote.
  24. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.166   — 107th Congress (2001-2002)

    Description Strike all after the resolving clause and insert the following: \ That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification: \ "Article -- \ "Not inconsistent with the first article of amendment to this Constitution, the Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.".
    Amends Bill: H.J.Res.36
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 07/17/2001)
    Latest Action: 07/17/01 On agreeing to the Watt (NC) amendment (A001) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 100 - 324 (Roll no. 231).
  25. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.596   — 106th Congress (1999-2000)

    Description Amendment sought to allow all section 1983 plaintiffs bringing actions for constitutional violations to use the bill's expedited access to Federal courts.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2372
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 03/16/2000)
    Latest Action: 03/16/00 On agreeing to the Watt (NC) amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 251 (Roll no. 52). (text: CR H1098)