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Amendments to H.R. 4346 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022

Amendments to H.R. 4346 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022

Ryan (D-OH) En Bloc#1

Bowman (D-NY) – Amendment No. 1 – Increases funding by $250,000 for the Library of Congress, which can partner with HBCU’s, Hispanic Serving Institutions, other Minority Serving Institutions, and community colleges to form fellowship opportunities and curriculum program associations. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from Capital Construction and Operations

Bowman (D-NY) – Amendment No. 2 – Increases funding by $250,000 for the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, with the intent of supporting translation services for official communication materials on behalf of constituents with Limited English Proficiency. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations

Escobar (D-TX) – Amendment No. 3 -Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text

Foster (D-IL), Casten (D-IL), Takano (D-CA), Beyer (D-VA) – Amendment No. 4 – Increases and decreases GAO appropriations by $6 million to support robust funding for thorough, up-to-date technical information and evaluations for Members of Congress, like those provided by the Office of Technology Assessment

Gottheimer (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 5 – Increases and decreases funds by $100,000 from the Architect of the Capitol’s Capital Construction and Operations account to emphasize the importance of the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on the House Office Building grounds

Kelly, Robin (D-IL) – Amendment No. 9 – Increases and decreases funding by $4.2 million to highlight the GAO’s Center for Audit Excellence and their work with Foreign Supreme Audit Institutions

Norton (D-DC) – Amendment No. 11 – Prohibits the United States Capitol Police from using funds to enforce the prohibition on the use of scooters on the United States Capitol Grounds

Y 220
N 207

Ryan (D-OH) En Bloc #2

Graves, Garret (R-LA) – Amendment No. 6 – Increases and decreases funds by $100,000 the appropriations for the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House to encourage the creation of a collaborative drafting program to help improve workflow between HOLC and Member Offices

Langevin (D-RI) – Amendment No. 10 – Increases funding by $3.504 million for the Capitol Grounds account with the intent that these funds be used to prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers on the Capitol Complex

Raskin (D-MD) – Amendment No. 12 – Increases and decreases funding by $100,000 for the purpose of directing the House Sergeant at Arms to conduct a study on the Capitol switchboard and telephone system in the U.S. House of Representatives and provide a report to Congress. The report should identify the current system’s technical limitations and security risks, and make detailed recommendations for improving or replacing the current system

Adopted by Voice

En Bloc #3

Grothman (R-WI) – Amendment No. 7 – Decreases funding to the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion by $1,500,000, to FY2021 levels

Grothman (R-WI) – Amendment No. 8 – Strikes language that will enable noncitizens who meet requirements under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to be employed by the U.S. Congress

Y 180
N 243