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Amendments to H.R. 2578 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

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Washington, June 2, 2015 | comments
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Goodlatte (R-VA) - Page 3, Line 10 - Reduces various accounts with the intention of increasing Federal Prisoner Detention by $293 millio
Withdrawn Y N

Guinta (R-NH) - Page 3, Line 10 - Reduces International Trade Administration Salaries and Expenses by $5 million and increases Drug Courts by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y N

Reichert (R-WA) - Page 3, Line 10 - Reduces Periodic Censuses and Programs by $100 million and increases the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Poliquin (R-ME)- Page 3, Line 10 - Increases International Trade Administration-Operations and Administration by $44 million and reduces Bureau of the Census Current Surveys and Programs and Periodic Censuses and Programs by the same amount collectively. 
Withdrawn Y N
 
McClintock (R-CA) - Page 3, Line 10 - Reduces International Trade Administration-Operations and Administration by $311.8 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account.

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Nugent (R-FL) - Page 6, Line 20 -  Increases funding for Veterans' Mental Health Treatment Courts and Mentally Ill Offender Programs by $2 million each, reduces the Census Bureau-Current Surveys and Programs by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Poe (R-TX) - Page 7, Line 8 - Reduces Periodic Censuses and Programs by $17.3 million and increases victim services programs for victims of trafficking by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

E.B. Johnson (D-TX) - Page 12, Line 9 - Intends to reallocate $3 million within National Institute of Standard and Technology-Scientific and Technical Research and Services to increase funding for the NIST forensics standards study. 
Withdrawn Y N

Esty (D-CT) - Page 12, Line 20 - Reduces Bureau of Prisons-Construction by $31 million and increases the NIST-Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program by $11 million. 
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Austin Scott (R-GA) - Page 14, Line 1 - Reduces NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities by $200,000 and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. 
Withdrawn Y N

Blumenauer (D-OR) - Page 14, Line 1 - Intends to direct $60.76 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities account to climate research. 
Withdrawn Y N

Guinta (R-NH) - Page 14, Line 1 - Intends to direct $70 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities to the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. 
Withdrawn Y N

Polis (D-CO) - Page 14, Line 1 - Intends to direct $30 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities account to climate research. 
Withdrawn Y N

Smith (R-TX) - Page 14, Line 1- Intends to redirect $21 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities from NOAA-wide Corporate Services to Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Keating (D-MA) - Page 14, Line 1 - Intends to direct $1.75 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities account to fishery observers.
Withdrawn Y N

Clawson (R-FL) - Page 14, Line 1 - Increases NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities by $million(intended for National Marine Fisheries Service Habitat Restoration Initiative) reduces DOJ-Legal Activities-Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Bonamici (D-OR) - Amendment No. 4 - Page 14, Line 1 - Intends to direct $21.559 million within the NOAA-Operations, Research and Facilities account to address ocean acidification.
Withdrawn Y N

Bridenstine (R-OK) - Page 15, Line 16 - Intends to direct $9 million within the NOAA-Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account for weather research.
Withdrawn Y N

Bonamici (D-OR) - Amendment No. 5 - Page 15, Line 16 - Intends to direct $380 million within the NOAA-Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction account for the Polar Satellite Program
Withdrawn Y N

McKinley (D-WV) - Page 23, Line 6 - Increases funding for the International Trade Commission by $2 million, reduces DOJ-General Administration-Salaries and Expenses by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y N

Lujan Grisham (D-NM) - Page 23, Line 6 - Increases funding for Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction programs by $2 million, reduces DOJ-Attorney General and other offices funded within this account by the same amount. 

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Gosar (R-AZ)- Page 23, Line 6 - Reduces DOJ-General Administration-Salaries and Expenses by $2.2095 million and increases the Office of Inspector General by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Brownley (D-CA) - Page 23, Line 6 - Increases funding for Veterans' Treatment Courts by $2.5 million and reduces DOJ-General Administration-Salaries and Expenses by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

MacArthur (R-NJ) - Page 23, Line 6 - Reduces DOJ-General Administration-Salaries and Expenses by $750,000 increases the Elderly Abuse Grant Program by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Gosar (R-AZ) - Page 25, Line 3 - Reduces  DOJ-Attorney General and other offices funded within this account by $1 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. 
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Pittenger (R-NC) - Page 32, Line 5 - Increases FBI-Salaries and Expenses by $25 million and reduces Payment to the Legal Services Corporation by the same amount. 
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Cohen (D-TN) - Page 33, Line 5 - Increases funding to address the backlog of sexual assault kits at law enforcement agencies by $4 million, reduces DEA-Salaries and Expenses by the same amount
Adopted Voice Y N

Lieu (D-CA) - Page 33, Line 5 - Reduces DEA-Salaries and Expenses by $9 million, increases VAWA Youth-Oriented Program by $4 million and victims of child abuse by $3 million. The additional $2 million is sent to the Spending Reduction Account. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Castro (D-TX) - Page 33, Line 5 - Reduces DEA-Salaries and Expenses by $10 million and increases the Community Trust Initiative Program by the same amount (intended for police body cameras). 
Adopted Voice Y N

Cohen (D-TN) - Page 33, Line 5 -  Reduces DEA-Salaries and Expenses by $12 million and increases Payment to the Legal Services Corporation by $10 million. 
Rejected Voice Y N

Gosar (R-AZ) - Page 33, Line 19 - Increases Veterans' Treatment Courts by $5 million, reduces ATF-Salaries and Expenses by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Gosar (R-AZ) - Page 33, Line 19 - Increases funding for the Prescription Drug Monitoring program by $5 million, reduces ATF-Salaries and Expenses by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y N

Byrne (R-AL) - Page 33, Line 19 - Reduces ATF-Salaries and Expenses by $250 million
Rejected Voice Y N

Buck (R-CO) - Page 33, Line 25 - Changes language in the section beginning on Page 33, Line 25.
Adopted Voice Y N

Moore (D-WI) - Page 34, Line 19 - Reduces  Federal Prison System-Salaries and Expenses by $2 million and increases mental health courts by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Connolly (D-VA) - Page 34, Line 19 - Reduces  Federal Prison System-Salaries and Expenses by $1 million and increases veterans' treatment courts by the same amount. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Nadler (D-NY) - Page 91, Line 1 - Strikes Sec. 527 which prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release any detainee from Guantanamo Bay to the United States. 
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Nadler (D-NY) - Page 91, Line 11 - Strikes Sec. 528 which prohibits funds from being used to construct, acquire or modify any facility in the U.S. to house detainees.
Rejected Voice Y N

Esty (D-CT) - Page 94, Line 16 - Strikes both Sec. 532 and Sec. 537. 
Withdrawn Y N

Farr (D-CA)- Page 97, Line 18 - Strikes Sec. 540 which prohibits funds from being used to facilitate, permit, license, or promote exports to the Cuban military or intelligence service.
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Schweikert (R-AZ) - Prohibits funds from being used to transfer cell site simulators, or IMSI catcher, or similar tower mimicking technology to state and local law enforcement that haven't adopted procedures for the use of such technology that protects the constitutional rights of citizens. 
Withdrawn Y N

Engel (D-NY) - Prohibits the use of funds to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles, for any executive fleet, or for an agency's fleet invetory, except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011.
Adopted Voice Y N

Poe (R-TX) - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ or FBI to mandate or request that a person alter a product or a service to permit the electronic surveillance of any user of such product or service. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Polis (D-CO) - Prohibits funds from being used by the DEA for the purposes of bulk data collection. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Blackburn (R-TN) - Amendment No. 1 - 1% across the board spending cut. The rescission would exempt the Federal Bureau of Investigation, DOJ-Fees and Expenses of Witnesses, Public Safety Officer Benefits, and United States Trustee System Fund
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Scott (D-VA)
- Reduces Federal Prison Systems-Salaries and Expenses by $69.5 million and increases Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention by the same amount
Withdrawn Y N

Lee (D-CA) - Requires officers to undergo sensitivity training regarding racial and ethnic biases and cultural diversity. 
Withdrawn Y N

Poe (R-TX) - Prohibits funds from being used to enforce Sec. 221 of Title 13, U.S. Code with respect to the American Community Survey. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Foster (D-IL)
- Prohibits funds from being used to fund any Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. 
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Goodlatte (R-VA) - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ personnel to negotiate or conclude a settlement with the Federal Government that includes terms requiring a defendant to donate or contribute funds to a third party organization or individual. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Blumenauer (D-OR) - Prohibits funds from being used for any inspection under Sec. 510 of the Controlled Substances Act with respect to narcotic drugs in schedule III, IV, or V of Sec. 202 of that act. 
Rejected Voice Y N
 
Carter (R-TX) - Prohibits funds from being used to expand new law enforcement certifications under the National Firearms Act. 
Adopted Voice Y N
 
Bonamici (D-OR) - Amendment No. 9 - Amendment No. 9 - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ to prevent a State from implementing its own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp, as defined in section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014
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Poe (R-TX) - Prohibits funds from being used for the DNA analysis and capacity enhancement program in contravention of certain sections of the DNA Backlog Elimination Act of 2000. 
Withdrawn Y N

Ellison (D-MN) - Prohibits funds from being used by the Department of Justice to engage in profiling. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Ellison (D-MN) - Prohibits funds from being used to enter into a contract with any person whose disclosures of a proceeding with a disposition in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System include the term "Fair Labor Standards Act".
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Black (R-TN) - Prohibits funds from being used to require race or ethnicity to be disclosed during the transfer of a firearm. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Richmond (D-LA) - Reduces Federal Prison Systems-Salaries and Expenses by $155.9 million and increases Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention by the same amount
Withdrawn Y N

Meadows (R-NC) - Prohibits funds from being used to enter into a trade agreement that establishes a limit on greenhouse gas emissions. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Grayson (D-FL) - Prohibits funds from being used to award a contract to a company that has been convicted of, or is currently indicted/civilly charged for a range of crimes (listed in text of amendment), or has deliquent taxes of more than $3,000 within a three year period of the offered contract
Adopted Voice Y N

Hudson (R-NC) - Prohibits funds from being used to treat M855 or SS109 type ammunition as armor piercing ammunition. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Collins (R-GA) - Prohibits State Criminal Alien Assistance Program reimbursements for Sanctuary Cities
Point of Order Y N

Grayson (D-FL) - Prohibits funds from being used to negotiate or enter into a trade agreement whose negotiating texts are confidential. 
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Rohrabacher (R-CA) - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ to prevent states from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana. 
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Grayson (D-FL) - Prohibits funds from being used to compel a journalist or reporter to testify about information or sources that they regard to be confidential
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McClintock (R-CA) - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ to prevent states from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana on non-Federal lands within their respective jurisdictions
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Perry (R-PA) - Prohibits funds from being used to prevent a State from implementing any law that makes it lawful to possess, distribute, or use cannabidiol or cannabidiol oil. 
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Perry (R-PA) - Prohibits funds from being used to implement, administer, or carry out  the National Climate Assessment, the IPCC report, the UN's Agenda 21, and the Social Cost of Carbon, etc.
Adopted Voice Y N

Garrett (R-NJ) - Prohibits funds from being used by the DOJ to pursue litigation using the "disparate impact" legal theory.
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Marino (R-PA) - Prohibits funds from being used for DOJ's clemency initiative of April 23, 2014, for Clemency Project 2014, or to transfer or temporarily assign employees to the Office of the Pardon Attorney for the purpose of screening clemency applications.
Adopted Voice Y N

Austin Scott (R-GA) - Prohibits funds from being used in the bill to enforce certain restrictions on fishing for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Massie (R-KY) - Prohibits funds from being used by DOJ or DEA in contravention of Section 7606 (“Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research”) of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
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Massie (R-KY) - Prohibits BATFE from using funds to treat certain common types of rifle ammunition as armor piercing.
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Massie (R-KY) - Prohibits funds from being used by NIST to consult with NSA or CIA regarding cryptographic or computer security standards except for the purpose of strengthening information security. 
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Gosar (R-AZ) - Prohibits funds from being used by BATFE to carry out the Special Advisory regarding  7N6 ammunition dated April 7, 2014. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Issa (R-CA) - Prohibits funds from being used to operate or disseminate a cell site simulator, or IMSI catcher, except pursuant to a court order that identifies an individual, account, address, or personal device. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Flores (R-TX)Prohibits funds from being used to further implementation of the coastal and marine spatial planning and ecosystem-based management components of the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order 13547.
Withdrawn Y N

Flores (R-TX) - Prohibits the use of funds to impose the Administration’s continued attempts to establish the National Ocean Policy and ocean zoning under Executive Order 13547 without explicit Congressional authorization.
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Duncan (R-SC) - Prohibits funds from being used to prosecute or hold liable any person or corporation for a violation of Sec. 2 (a) of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 
Adopted Voice Y N

Lamborn (R-CO) - Prohibits funds from being used to collect information about individuals attending gun shows, by means of an automatic license plate reader, or to retain any information collected. 
Point of Order Y N

Sanford (R-SC) - Reduces all amounts made available in the bill by 2.48% except for those amounts required to be made available by a provision of law. 
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King (R-IA) - Amendment No. 3 - Prohibits funds from being used with  respect to the case State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America, et al.

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King (R-IA) - Prohibits funds from being used to negotiate or finalize a trade agreement that includes provisions relating to visas issued under Sec. 101 (a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Adopted Voice Y N

King (R-IA) - Prohibits funds from DOJ-Office of Justice Programs-State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance from being used in contravention of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
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Luetkemeyer (R-MO)- Prohibits funds from being used to carryout Operation Choke Point
Adopted Voice Y N

Denham (R-CA) - Prohibits funds from being used by NOAA to implement in the California Central Valley Recovery Domain any existing recovery plan for salmon and steelhead populations listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as threatened species or endangered species if that recovery plan does not address predation by non-native species. 
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Jeffries (D-LA) - Prohibits funds from being used for the monitoring or review of electronic communications between an inmate and attorney or attorney's agents who are traditionall covered by attorney client privilege.
Withdrawn Y N

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