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Amendments to H.R. 2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

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Washington, July 13, 2017 | comments
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Amendments are debatable for 10 minutes each unless otherwise noted. Amendments offered En Bloc are debatable for 20 minutes.

Amendments to H.R. 2810 made in order under H.Res. 431:

Thornberry (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 1 - Makes several technical and conforming changes to the bill
Passed Voice Y     N

Conaway (R-TX) – Amendment No. 2 - Prohibits the DoD from entering new biofuels contracts while sequestration remains law. Once sequestration expires or is repealed, it amends current law to require the DoD to include calculations of any financial contributions made by other federal agencies for biofuels purchases
  Y   198 N   225

Polis (D-CO), Lee, Barbara (D-CA) – Amendment No. 4 - Reduces the base Defense Department budget by 1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account
  Y    73 N   351

Jayapal (D-WA) [on behalf of Pocan (D-WI)] – Amendment No. 5 - Expresses the sense of Congress that any authorization to appropriate increases to combined budgets of National Defense Budget (050) and Overseas Contingency Operations should be matched for non-defense discretionary budget
  Y   179 N   245

Nadler (D-NY) – Amendment No. 6 - Strikes section 1022 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds for transfer or release of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay to the United States
  Y   167 N   257

Nadler (D-NY) – Amendment No. 7 - Strikes section 1023 of the bill prohibiting the use of funds to construct or modify facilities in the United States to house detainees transferred from Guantanamo Bay
Rejected Voice Y     N     
 
Blumenauer (D-OR) – Amendment No. 8 - Modifies Sec. 1244 to include limitations on the development of an INF range ground-launched missile system
  Y   173 N   249
 
Wilson (R-SC) – Amendment No. 9 - Prohibits funding for the preparatory commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization except funds used for the international monitoring system
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Aguilar (D-CA) – Amendment No. 10 - Extends a currently required CBO cost estimate review on the fielding, maintaining, modernization, replacement, and life extension of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons delivery systems from covering a 10-year period to covering a 30-year period
  Y   188 N   235
 
Garamendi (D-CA) – Amendment No. 12 - Modifies and extends the scope of the report required by Section 1043 of the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act
  Y   192 N   232
 
Blumenauer (D-OR) – Amendment No. 13 - Limits spending on the Long Range Standoff weapon (LRSO) until the Administration submits a Nuclear Posture Review to Congress including a detailed assessment of the weapon
  Y   169 N   254
 
McClintock (R-CA) – Amendment No. 14 - Strikes section 2702, the prohibition on conducting an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure
  Y   175 N   248

Rogers (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 88 – Amends section 1043 of the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act to state that the Secretary may include information and data on the costs of nuclear weapons modernization beyond the currently required 10-year window if the Secretary determines such is accurate and useful.

Y   253 N   172

Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 1

Graves (R-LA)
– Amendment No. 3 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on commissaries and exchanges

Rogers (R-AL) – Amendment No. 11 - Increases funding for E-8 JSTARS aircraft modifications by $23.1 million, reduces funding for OC-135B Open Skies aircraft modifications by same amount

Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 15 - States that the Secretary of Defense shall direct all branches to establish a comprehensive strategy to determine capability gaps in training that can be rectified by virtual training, acquire the needed technology, and analyze effectiveness from using virtual training technology
 
Brown (D-MD), Stefanik (D-NY) – Amendment No. 16 - Increases funding by $2 million for the Army Electronics and Electronic Devices account within RDT&E with a corresponding decrease of $2 million to the Army Technology Maturation Initiatives account, also within RDT&E

Brown (D-MD), Johnson, Hank (D-GA), Adams (D-NC) – Amendment No. 17 - Increases funding by $4.135 million for the Defense-wide Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions account within RDT&E, with a corresponding decrease of $4.135 million to the Defense-wide Advanced Innovative Analysis and Concepts account, also within RDT&E

Lipinski (D-IL), Khanna (D-CA), Knight (R-CA), Moulton (D-MA), Eshoo (D-CA), Shea-Porter (NH) – Amendment No. 18 - Authorizes the establishment of a Hacking for Defense program by the Secretary of Defense, under which the Secretary may obligate $15 million for the development of curriculum, recruitment materials, and best practices. Expresses the sense of Congress that the program exposes young scientists and engineers to careers in public service and provides a unique pathway for veterans to leverage their military experience to solve national security challenges

Ratcliffe (R-TX) – Amendment No. 19 - Exempts anyone employed in a defense industrial base facility or a center for industrial and technical excellence from a presidential hiring freeze

Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 20 - Ensures that DOD's biennial core reporting procedures align with the reporting requirements in Section 2464 and each reporting agency provides accurate and complete information by having the Secretary of Defense direct the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to update DOD's guidance regarding future biennial core reports

Cardenas (D-CA) – Amendment No. 21 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on arctic readiness, including an analysis of challenges posed by rapid changes in the arctic region, how the changes will affect other regions, including coastal communities, how the changes will affect military infrastructure, and recommendation for congressional action to address the needs of the Armed Forces to respond to changes in the Arctic

Johnson (R-LA) – Amendment No. 22 - Requires the Army to conduct a report on the Army Combat Training Centers and the current resident cyber capabilities and training at such bases to examine potential training readiness shortfalls and pre-rotational cyber training needs are met

Cicilline (D-RI) – Amendment No. 23 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to produce a report analyzing the effects of automation within the Defense Industrial Base over the next ten years

Khanna (D-CA) – Amendment No. 24 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to require a cost-benefit analysis of uniform specifications for Afghan Military or Security Forces for future contracts

Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), Tsongas (D-MA) – Amendment No. 25 - Enhances the training requirements for members of boards for the correction of military records and department of defense personnel who investigate claims of retaliation enacted in the NDAA for FY 2017

Kuster (D-NH) – Amendment No. 26 - Expands DoD definition of sexual assault to include sexual coercion for the purpose of this report

Gottheimer (D-NJ), McSally (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 27 - Extends the Suicide Prevention and Resilience Program to October 2019

Jones (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 28 - Provides a 5 year authorization for the DoDEA to fund their grants

Jones (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 29 - Allows United States Coast Guard retirees who live on a base with school age dependents the opportunity to attend DOD-based schools

Watson Coleman (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 30 - Expresses a sense of Congress affirming the nondiscrimination policy of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, including as applied to female cadets, staff, and faculty

Sean Maloney (D-NY) – Amedment No. 31 - Extends through 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs authority for the performance of medical disability evaluations by contract physicians
Adopted Voice Y      N

Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 2

Meng (D-NY) – Amendment No. 32 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that each military department issues a single, consolidated instruction that addresses the decisions, actions, and requirements for members of the Armed Forces relating to pregnancy, the postpartum period, and parenthood, as recommended by last year’s Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services report

Carson (D-IN), Beyer (D-VA), Bera (D-CA), Kuster, Ann (D-NH) – Amendment No. 33 - Makes permanent the Department of Defense’s existing requirement to provide mental health assessments to service members during deployment

Kuster (D-NH) – Amendment No. 34 - Requires health care providers to provide transitioning service members information and referrals for counseling and treatment of substance use disorders and chronic pain management services, when appropriate

Lance (R-NJ), Shea-Porter (D-NH) – Amendment No. 35 - Prohibits the Department of Defense (DoD) or the DSPO (Department of Suicide Prevention Office) from terminating the Vets4Warriors crisis hotline program unless a report to Congress demonstrates a sufficient programming replacement

Pascrell (D-NJ), Rooney, Tom (R-FL) – Amendment No. 36 - Directs the Secretary of the Department of Defense to report to Congress on the DOD’s implementation of recommendations from the Government Accountability Office to ensure that post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are considered in misconduct separations

Meehan (R-PA), Boyle (D-PA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 37 - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to enter into intergovernmental agreements to provide for health screenings in communities near formerly used defense sites that have been identified by the Secretary as sources of perfluorooctanesuflonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid

Kuster (D-NH) – Amendment No. 38 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the training provided to military health care providers regarding opioid prescribing practices. The study would exam DoD’s success in reducing opioid prescriptions, dosages, duration of treatment, and overdoses

Thornberry (R-TX), Conaway (R-TX), Suozzi (D-NY) – Amendment No. 39 - Establishes conditions for the use of qualified private auditors to conduct incurred cost audits for Department of Defense contracts; requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a plan to acquire contract audit services; ensures the Department has access to documents necessary to oversee contracts for contract audit services

Foxx (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 40 - Requires the Director of Intellectual Property to develop resources and guidelines on intellectual property matters and to resolve ambiguities in various types of technical data. Also requires the Director of Intellectual Property to engage with appropriately representative entities on intellectual property matters, including large and small businesses, traditional and non-traditional Government contractors, prime contractors and subcontractors, and maintenance repair organizations

Connolly (D-VA)
– Amendment No. 41 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to develop a definition and way to measure Procurement Administration Lead Time (PALT)

Nolan (D-MN), Bost (R-IL), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 42 - Expresses the sense of Congress that a strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to the national security of the United States

Connolly (D-VA), Issa (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 43 - Extends sunsets for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) provisions on federal data center consolidation, transparency and risk management of major IT systems, and IT portfolio, program, and resource reviews

Lipinski (D-IL)
– Amendment No. 44 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should establish a cooperative program between the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, the Defense Procurement Acquisition Policy, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The cooperative program established shall educate and assist small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the Department of Defense supply chain in achieving compliance with NIST Special Publication 800–171 titled ‘‘Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations’’ as such publication is incorporated into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

Conaway (R-TX), Courtney (D-CT), Jones (R-NC), Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Shea-Porter (D-NH) – Amendment No. 45 – Conforms with the September 30, 2017, audit readiness deadline, this makes changes to the current reporting requirements to reflect the DoD moving into the statutory audit phase. This requires the DoD and armed services to report on audit progress and remediation efforts necessary to reach complete auditability (10 minutes)

Burgess (R-TX), Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Welch (D-VT), DeFazio (D-OR), Schakowsky (D-IL), Lance (R-NJ)
– Amendment No. 46 – Requires a report ranking all military departments and Defense Agencies in order of how advanced they are in achieving auditable financial statements as required by law.

Yoho (R-FL)
– Amendment No. 47 – Prohibits the use of funds to close or relinquish control of United States naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sanford (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 48 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to account for the total cost of National Guard flyovers at public events and publish them in a public report

Yoho (R-FL), Conyers (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 49 – Limitation on use of funds for provision of man-portable air defense systems to the vetted Syrian opposition.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 3

Torres (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 50 - Requires the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency to determine whether any defense article sold to a foreign government has been transferred to any unit that has committed any gross violation of human rights. It also requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress regarding such determinations.

Young, Don (R-AK), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 51 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report with the necessary steps the Department is undertaking to resolve arctic security capability and resource gaps, and the requirements and investment plans for military infrastructure required to protect United States national security interests in the arctic region

Evans (D-PA)
– Amendment No. 52 – Requires a report on potential agreement with the government of Russia on the status of Syria. It requires the President submit a report that includes a description of any understanding between the President and government of Russia regarding a plan to divide territories and a description of any understanding that would provide Iran access to the border between Israel and Syria.

Correa (D-CA), Shea-Porter (D-NH) – Amendment No. 53 – Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Director of National Intelligence, to provide Congress a report on any attempts to attack Department of Defense systems within the past 24 months by the Russian Federation or actors supported by the Russian Federation.
Boyle (D-PA), Meehan (R-PA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kildee (D-MI), Shea-Porter (D-NH), Tonko (D-NY) – Amendment No. 54 – Requires a report on the Department’s progress developing and implementing alternatives to AFFF firefighting foam that do not contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as the Department has already begun.

Walorski (R-IN), Connolly (D-VA) – Amendment No. 55 – Directs the Comptroller General to report to Congress on adopting and enhancing nationally-accredited project, program, and portfolio management standards within the Department of Defense.

Harper (R-MS), Brady, Robert (D-PA)
– Amendment No. 56 – Authorizes the Speaker of the House with the concurrence of the Minority Leader to call upon the Executive Branch for additional resources in the event the House is the victim of a cyber-attack.

Maloney, Sean (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 57 – Updates Department of Defense regulations to ensure service members receive adequate consumer protections with respect to collection of debt.

Hanabusa (D-HI)
– Amendment No. 58 – Expresses the sense of Congress that a Pacific War Memorial should be established to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, also known as the Pacific War.

Kilmer (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 59 – Extends the authorization for Navy civilian employees who preform nuclear maintenance for the forward deployed aircraft carrier in Japan to earn overtime pay.

Gallego (AZ)
– Amendment No. 60 – Amends the requirements for the Afghanistan strategy mandated in the bill to include a description of military and diplomatic efforts to disrupt foreign support for the Taliban and other extremist groups.

Rohrabacher (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 61 – Expresses a sense of Congress that Dr. Shakil Afridi is an international hero and that the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.

Sinema (D-AZ), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Budd (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 62 – Requires the Report on United States Strategy in Syria to include a description of amounts and sources of ISIL financing in Syria and efforts to disrupt this financing as part of the broader strategy of the United States in Syria.

Conyers (D-MI), Gallego (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 63 – Requires a report assessing the relative merits of a multilateral or bilateral Incidents at Sea military-to-military agreement between the United States, the Government of Iran, and other countries operating in the Persian Gulf aimed at preventing accidental naval conflict in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

Kihuen (D-NV), Moulton (D-MA), Rosen (D-NV), Gottheimer (D-NJ), Weber (R-TX), Nadler (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 64 – Extends the existing presidential reporting requirement for three more years- until December 31, 2022- to ensure we have an integrated strategy between the Administration and Congress in deterring Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Hastings, Alcee (D-FL), Trott (R-MI)
– Amendment No. 65 – Requires the President to report to Congress on protocols related to the rescue, care, and treatment of religious minorities held captive by the Islamic State.

Wilson, Joe (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 66 – Expresses a sense of Congress that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program are a threat to the United States and our allies in the region, and that the United States must retain all diplomatic, economic, and military options to defend against and pressure North Korea to abandon its illicit weapons program.

Bera (D-CA), Crowley (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 67 – Requires the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to develop a strategy for advancing defense cooperation between the United States and India.

Walz (D-MN), Shea-Porter (D-NH), Heck, Denny (D-WA), Jones (R-NC), Lamborn (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 68 – Directs the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency to submit to the Secretary of Defense and the HASC, HPSCI, SASC, and SSCI a report on the military training center and logistical capabilities of the Chinese and Russian armies.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 4

Turner (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 69 – Expresses a sense of Congress on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Trott (R-MI)
– Amendment No. 70 – Expresses the Sense of Congress that the proposed sale of semi-automatic handguns to the Turkish Government should remain under scrutiny until a satisfactory and appropriate resolution is reached in regards to the events that took place on May 16, 2017.

Engel (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 71 – Requires a strategy to support improvements by the Nigerian Government in defense sector transparency and civilian protection during Nigeria's military operations against Boko Haram, the Islamic State, and other militant groups.

Wilson (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 72 – Expresses a sense of Congress supporting the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls and the United States strategy for countering Boko Haram.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA), McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
– Amendment No. 73 – Requires DOD to include a description of any Chinese laws, regulations, or policies that could jeopardize the economic security of the United States in their Congressionally-required annual report on Chinese military and security development.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 74 – Requires report to Congress regarding the extent of cooperation on nuclear programs, ballistic missile development, chemical and biological weapons development, or conventional weapons programs between Iran and North Korea.

Yoho (R-FL), Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 75 – Ensures the full reporting of freedom of navigation operations, including maritime claims that go unchallenged.

Jackson Lee (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 76 – Directs the Department of Defense to prepare contingency plans to assist relief organizations in delivery of humanitarian assistance efforts in South Sudan and to engage in consultation with South Sudan military counterparts to deescalate conflict.

Norman (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 77 – Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to keep separate the accounts of the Overseas Contingency Operations and the Department of Defense.

Cicilline (D-RI), Yarmuth (D-KY), Lee, Barbara (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 78 – Provides that the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the Office of Management and Budget to update guidelines for the proper use of funds within the Overseas Contingency Operations account consistent with the recommendations of GAO Report GAO-17-68.

Soto (D-FL), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 79 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to monitor space weather and to provide alerts and warnings for space weather phenomena that may affect weapons systems, military operations, or the defense of the United States.

Correa (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 80 – Requires the Department of Defense to update its cyber strategy; to require the President to develop a strategy for the offensive use of cyber capabilities; and to allow for technical assistance to North Atlantic Treaty Organization members.

Aguilar (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 81 – Creates a talent management pilot program for the recruitment, training, professionalization, and retention of personnel in the cyber workforce of the Department of Defense.

Cooper (D-TN)
– Amendment No. 82 – Clarifies that report on implementation of a plan to mitigate risks to strategic stability is required.

Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 83 – Amendment directs the Secretary of Defense to develop measures to defend against deployment of nuclear ICBMs by North Korea to protect against damage or destruction of satellites critical to U.S. national defense and global communications, International Space Station, and other vital assets.

Culberson (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 84 – Provides competitively awarded grant funding for the preservation of our nation’s historic battleships. Requires grantees to provide a 1:1 matching of any federal funding received pursuant to this grant program. The grant program sunsets on September 30, 2024.

LaMalfa (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 85 – Prohibits funds or resources from being used by the Secretary of the Air Force to continue an accelerated rehabilitation plan to return approximately 927 acres of Modoc National Forest land occupied by the Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter Radar (OTHB) station in Modoc County, CA, per an agreement with Modoc National Forest with the exception of the removal of the perimeter fence surrounding the radar site.

Norman (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 86 – Requires the Department of Defense to update the March 2016 report on "Department of Defense Infrastructure Capacity".

Lujan (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 87 – Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should compensate and recognize all of the miners, workers, downwinders, and others suffering from the effects of uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Amendments to H.R. 2810 made in order under H.Res. 440 (second rule for H.R. 2810):

Garamendi (D-CA), Hunter (R-CA), Courtney (D-CT)
Amendment No. 1 – “Strikes section 123 regarding icebreaker vessels.”
  Y   198 N   220

Buck (R- CO)
– Amendment No. 3 - Requires the DOD to complete a cost competitiveness calculation ensuring that the Department does not purchase alternative fuels unless they are as cost effective as traditional fuels. Research on alternative fuels is allowed to continue.
  Y   203 N   218

Perry (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 4 - Strikes section 336, relating to climate change.
  Y   185 N   234

Gosar (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 5 - Directs that any determination of prevailing wage pursuant to this Act, shall be conducted by the Secretary of Labor using surveys carried out by the Bureau that use proper random statistical sampling techniques.
  Y   183 N   242
 
Rooney, Tom (R-FL)
– Amendment No. 6 -Strikes Sec. 541 which prohibits student-athletes graduating from service academies from seeking a deferment of service in order to pursue professional athletic careers.
  Y   107 N   318

Keating (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 7 - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use Defense Health Program funds for testing ticks for tick-borne diseases.
Adopted Voice Y    ✓ N

Hartzler (R-MO)
– Amendment No. 10 - Prohibits funds for medical treatment (other than mental health treatment) related to gender transition to a person entitled to medical care under chapter 55 of title 10, U.S. code.
Y   209 N   214

Cole (R-OK)
– Amendment No. 12 - Directs the President to provide to Congress a strategy and a budgetary analysis needed to defeat Al-Quaeda, the Taliban, The Islamic State of Iraq and ISIS, no later than 30 days after final passage. The report shall include an analysis of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the legal framework to accomplish the strategy described. (Debatable for thirty minutes)
Adopted Voice Y     N

Franks (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 13 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct strategic assessments of the use of violent or unorthodox Islamic religious doctrine to support extremist or terrorist messaging and justification.
  Y   208 N   217
 
Cheney (R-WY)
– Amendment No. 14 - Prevents reductions of ICBMs below the levels set by the New START Treaty.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Lamborn (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 15 - Normalizes the operational test and evaluation process for the ballistic missile defense system by conforming the condition for proceeding beyond low-rate initial production in line with all other major defense acquisition programs.
  Y   235 N   189
 
Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 1

Hudson (R-NC) - Amendment No. 2 – “Restricts the funds available for the enhanced multi mission parachute system until the Secretary of the Navy submits a certification of need for the system and a report which addresses cost and safety concerns.”

Buck (R-CO) –
Amendment No. 8 - Prohibits the use of funds to designate or expand national heritage areas in southeast Colorado counties.

Poe (R-TX), Cuellar (D-TX) – Amendment No. 9 - Gives the Secretary of Defense the ability to give preference to State and Federal agencies who conduct border security functions for distribution of surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles including the Aerostat radar system; night-vision goggles; and Humvees as part of the DOD's Excess Property Program (1033 program).

Cheney (R-WY) – Amendment No. 11 - Requires a plan to enhance the extended deterrence and assurance capabilities of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.

Poliquin (R-ME)
– Amendment No. 19 - Amends section 126 to exclude FY16 DDG-51s from bill provision’s retroactive (or retroactive Flight 3) requirement and make it clear the Navy should bear contractual burden for majority of risk on initial FY17 DDG-51 Flight 3 ship construction.

Larsen, Rick (D-WA), Kilmer (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 20 - Strikes section 211(d) and replaces with (1) requirement that commercial aircraft acquisition for PAR be conducted pursuant to a fixed price contract and (2) analysis of potential additional fixed price contracts during EMD phase.

Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 21 - Requires the DOD, in coordination with DOE, to conduct a pilot program among defense laboratories, national laboratories, and private entities to facilitate the licensure, transfer, and commercialization of innovative technologies.

Loebsack (D-IA), Jones (R-NC) – Amendment No. 22 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to perform an assessment of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as Maintenance and Manufacturing (STEM(MM)) workforce for organizations within the DOD, identify the types and quantities of STEM(MM) jobs needed to support future mission work, and identify a plan of action to address the STEM(MM) jobs gap.

Castro (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 23 - Incorporates a DoD recommendation which would allow nonprofit research institutions to enter into prototype projects with DoD without having to participate in cost sharing.

Meng (D-NY), Crowley (D-NY), Suozzi (D-NY), Jeffries (D-NY), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 24 - Authorizes the Jet Noise Reduction Program within the Office of Naval Research.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 25 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to implement a process to coordinate annual research requests between all services and offices under Department of Defense in order to maximize the benefit of each request and minimize duplication.

Norman (D-SC)
– Amendment No. 26 - Directs the Comptroller General to review Department of Defense Cost Models used in making personnel decisions.

McKinley (R-WV), Napolitano (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 27 - Increases the National Guard Youth Challenee Program by $25 million and decreases by the same amount Operations and Maintenance, Defense-wide.

Meng (D-NY) – Amendment No. 28 - Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense regarding the design, material, sizing, price, availability, quality, and utility of maternity uniforms for pregnant members of the military in response to concerns raised by last year's Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Report.

Cartwright (D-PA)
– Amendment No. 29 - Directs the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to provide a briefing to the Congressional Defense Committees on the status of the formal process to provide Government agencies outside the Department of Defense with information on the availability of surplus, serviceable ammunition for the purpose of reducing the overall storage and disposal costs related to such ammunition.

Perry (R- PA), Jones (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 30 - Reduces required percentage of dual status conversions to 4.8.

Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), Tsongas (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 31 - Codifies and expands existing requirements from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that each military service establish a process by which alleged survivors of sexual assault may challenge the terms or characterization of their discharge or separation from the armed forces.

Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 32 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to implement changes to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve's sexual assault prevention and response programs in areas such as staffing, budget management, and investigation timeliness.

Jenkins, Evan (R-WV)
– Amendment No. 33 - Increases the National Guard Counter-Drug account by $10 million with an equal offset.

Gowdy (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 34 - Adds the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to the list of committees receiving the Department of Defense's recommendations regarding the employment, use, and status of military technicians in the National Guard.

Crawford (R-AR)
– Amendment No. 35 - Designates the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Corps as a basic branch of the Army.
Adopted Voice Y     N

Thornberry (R-TX) En Bloc 2

Kildee (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 36 - Allows the DoD to provide additional training to service members to counter Russian propaganda, disinformation and cyber measures designed to influence members of the military.

Taylor (R-VA) –
Amendment No. 37 - Expands education opportunities for service members to include pursuit of credentials valued by the services or by civilian employers.

Smucker (R-PA), Gottheimer (D-NJ), Sinema (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 38 - Expands the eligibility for the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) to include any member of the uniformed services.

Meng (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 39 - Enhances the hours of operation of DOD childcare development centers and establishes childcare coordinators for military installations.

Meadows (R-NC), Gabbard (D-HI)
– Amendment No. 40 - Makes all those who participated in the S.S. Mayaguez rescue operation eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal.

Lance (R-NJ), Pascrell (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 41 - Requires each military department to carry out a program for awarding medals and other commendations to military working dogs and/or their handlers.

Graves, Garret (R-LA)
– Amendment No. 42 - Awards the Vietnam Service Medal to all veterans who participated in Operation End Sweep during the Vietnam War.

Soto (D-FL), Bera (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 44 - Expedites the replacement of military decorations for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

Heck, Denny (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 45 - Automates interest rate limitations under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Esty (D-CT)
– Amendment No. 46 - Requires the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to issue a report on possible improvements to processing retirements and medical discharges. The report shall address: the feasibility of requiring members of the armed forces to apply for Veterans Affairs benefits before members complete discharge from the armed forces, requiring members to undergo compensation and benefits examinations, and a review of possible improvements to the timeliness of the process for transitioning members who undergo medical discharge to care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Mast (R-FL), Crawford (R-AR), Correa (D-CA), Barr (R-KY), Stivers (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 47 - Establishes an "Oath of Exit". Members of the military may take this oath upon separation from service to maintain a personal stake in the mental health of their fellow veterans into civilian life.

Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 48 - Extends reporting requirements regarding diversity inclusion in military leadership for 5 years.


Donovan (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 50 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to reevaluate the basic housing allowance for the Military Housing area that includes Staten Island, New York.

Trott (R-MI), LoBiondo (R-NJ), Beyer (D-VA), Bera (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 51 - Directs the Department of Defense to provide states with non-classified information about its training programs, so states can evaluate if this training meets state occupational licensing requirements. It would further provide that service members be provided with certificates for successfully completed training so they can present them to participating states for occupational licenses.

Courtney (D-CT), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 52 - Allows members of the National Guard and Reserves to seek treatment at the VA for Military Sexual Trauma regardless of their duty status.

Schneider (D-IL), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 53 - Requires DOD providers who prescribe opioids for pain management to complete 12 hours of training every three years on pain management treatment guidelines and best practices, early detection of opioid use disorder, and the treatment and management of patients with opioid use disorder.

Adopted Voice Y     N

Byrne (R-AL) [on behalf of Frankel (D-FL)] – Amendment No. 17 - Classifies a vessel being repaired or dismantled to be a "recreational vessel" if the vessel shares elements of design and construction of traditional recreational vessels and is not normally engaged in a military or commercial undertaking when operating.”
  Y   244 N   181

Hunter (R-CA) – Amendment No. 18 - Addresses forum selection for claims from foreign maritime crews.
  Y   234 N   190
 
McGovern (D-MA) – Amendment No. 43 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans).
  Y   424 N     0

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DesJarlais (R-TN) –
Amendment No. 16 - Requires National Nuclear Security Administration to provide Congress with a list of unfunded requirements.

Plaskett, (D-VI) –
Amendment No. 49 - Converts the Overseas Housing Allowance to Basic Housing Allowance for the US Virgin Islands.

Bera (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 54 - Requires a report from the Defense Department on its activities and priorities with respect to infectious disease.

Kuster, Ann (D-NH), Brownley (D-CA), Takano (D-CA), Sablan (D-MP), Bera (D-CA), Walz (D-MN)
– Amendment No. 55 - Allows DoD to support VA in their adoption of an Electronic Health Record System and to require DoD and VA to jointly submit annual reports to Congress on their progress in developing a fully interoperable health record.

Jackson Lee (D-TX) –
Amendment No. 56 - Calls for increased collaboration with NIH to combat Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

Soto (D-FL), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 57 - Encourages the transition of military medical professionals into employment with the Veterans Health Administration upon discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.

Conaway (R-TX), Suozzi (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 58 - Repeals subsection 190(f) of title 10, United States Code, to ensure a consistent approach is used to determine when qualified private auditors should conduct incurred cost audits for Department of Defense contracts.

Pittenger (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 59 - Prohibits DOD from contracting with telecom firms found by ODNI to be complicit with DPRK cyberattacks.

DeSantis (R-FL)
– Amendment No. 60 - Requires an assessment on procurement from Chinese companies providing support to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and authorizes the Secretary of Defense to terminate contracts based on a determination informed by the assessment.

Velázquez (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 61 - Adds the threshold for construction contracts that must be bonded under the Miller Act as an exclusion, since increasing this threshold exposes more small construction businesses to loss of payment protection on federal construction projects.

Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 62 – Authorizes Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, established pursuant to the Procurement Technical Assistance Program administered by the Defense Logistics Agency, to assist eligible small business owners in pursuing opportunities during all phases of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which enable small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has the potential for commercialization.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 63 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to raise the priority of completing DOD Directive 2310.07E in order to clarify processes and efficiencies in recovering the remains of heroes missing in action, via the POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 64 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to brief the House Armed Services Committee on a strategy to ensure that there is sufficient expertise, oversight, and policy direction on developmental test and evaluation within the Office of the Secretary of Defense after the completion of the reorganization of such Office required under section 901 of Public Law 114-328.

Schiff (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 65 – Expresses a sense of Congress that in the interest of justice and efficiency, military judges should provide victims of terrorism and their families the opportunity to provide recorded testimony.

Schiff (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 66 – Allows military judges to use video conferencing to improve efficiencies of military commissions.

Schiff (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 67 – Requires proceedings for military commissions to be publicly available on the internet.

Kildee (D-MI)
– Amendment No. 68 – Requires the Administration to articulate projected casualties and costs associated with the deployments of members of the Armed Force to Afghanistan as well as the objectives of said deployments and a timeline to achieve these objectives.

Delaney (D-MD)
– Amendment No. 69 – Limits funds that support the closure of a biosafety level 4 lab until the federal agencies who rely on the lab have certified to Congress that the closure will not negatively affect biodefense capabilities.

Comstock (R-VA), Lowenthal (D-CA), Ellison (D-MN), Jones (R-NC), Moulton (D-MA), Sinema (D-AZ), Takano (D-CA), Welch (D-VT)
– Amendment No. 70 – Strikes language regarding the elimination of the STARBASE Report, and adds the STARBASE Report to the list of ‘Preservation of Certain Additional Reports.’

Carbajal (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 71 – Strikes language that would remove a National Guard Youth Challenge Report
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
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Gottheimer (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 72 – Strikes the language that eliminates an annual report to Congress on support to law enforcement agencies conducting counter-terrorism activities.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Meehan (R-PA), Boyle (R-PA), Kildee (D-MI), Shea-Porter (D-NH), Kuster, Ann (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 73 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on the related health effects of exposure to PFOS/PFOA at military installations.

Boyle (D-PA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 74 – Expresses the sense of Congress that it is in the national security interest of the Department of Defense to assist Ukraine to improve its cybersecurity capabilities.

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 75 – Requires the Secretary of the Army to construct a memorial marker at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the three astronauts who died in the Apollo 1 spacecraft fire.

Wilson, Joe (R-SC), Franks (R-AZ) – Amendment No. 76 – Requires the President to submit a comprehensive, interagency strategy for countering violent extremist groups that pose a threat to the United States or its interests.

Thornberry (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 77 – Requires a comprehensive report on defense industrial base vulnerabilities and the concentration of purchases. Also creates a database of certain transactions and purchases involving foreign persons.

Moulton (D-MA), Wenstrup (R-OH), Walz (D-MN), Shea-Porter (D-NH), Gallagher (R-WI), Rosen (D-NV), Sessions (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 78 – Establishes Congressional Charter to enable Spirit of America to assist the Department of Defense to utilize donated assistance to meet needs and support of U.S. missions abroad.

Connolly (D-VA)
– Amendment No. 79 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review of existing DoD policy on DoD civilian employee air travel to and from Afghanistan in order to explore commercial or alternative air travel for DoD civilian employees.

Davidson (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 80 – Requires collaboration between FAA and DOD on unmanned aircraft systems research and development of standards and policies.

Rohrabacher (R-CA), Poe (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 81 – Adds a stipulation requiring that, prior to the disbursement of certain funds, the Secretary of Defense certify to Congress that Pakistan is not using its military or any funds or equipment provided by the United States to persecute minority groups seeking political or religious freedom.

Poe (R-TX), Rohrabacher (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 82 – Adds an additional certification criteria required for waiving coalition support funds to Pakistan. The new addition requires the Secretary of Defense to certify Pakistan is not providing military, financial, or logistical support to specially designated global terrorists operating in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
– Amendment No. 83 – Requires the U.S. strategy on Syria to identify State Department and Defense Department funding by year to implement it, to identify the legal authority for U.S. forces in Syria to accomplish military objectives. Requires a separate assessment of how the humanitarian situation in Syria affects the achievement of U.S. goals, including how the U.S. intends to response to the humanitarian crisis including aiding Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons.

Nolan (D-MN) –
Amendment No 84 – Prohibits the use of funds authorized by this Act to be made available to deploy members of the Armed Forces to participate in the ongoing civil war in Yemen.

Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 85 – Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to brief the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on efforts to increase diversity in the civilian workforce.

Gallego (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 86 – Requires reporting on deployments of US forces to Syria

Lamborn (R-CO), Roskam (R-IL), Zeldin (R-NY), Rosen (D-NV), Sherman (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 87 – Requires a report from the President, along with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the Director of National Intelligence, regarding the use by the Government of Iran of commercial aircraft and related services for illicit activities.

Nolan (D-MN)
– Amendment No. 88 – Prohibits funding from the Counter-ISIS Train & Equip Fund to recipients that the Secretary of Defense has reported as having previously misused provided training or equipment.

Engel (D-NY), Aderholt (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 89 – Requires a report to Congress on the defense and security relationship between Serbia and the Russian Federation.

Cheney (R-WY)
– Amendment No. 90 – Requires a report from the President on options available in response to a failure by Russia to achieve reductions required by the New START Treaty by February 5th, 2018.

Walker (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 91 – Requires DoD to submit a report to congress on bilateral ports of call with Taiwan
Adopted Voice Y     ✓ N
 
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Engel (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 92 – Requires notification to Congress when changes are made to previously reported legal or policy frameworks guiding national security operations.

Lieu (D-CA), Gallego (D-AZ), Clarke (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 93 – Requires a report from the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State on the extent to which Saudi Arabia is abiding by its commitments in Yemen, including adherence to the U.S.-provided No Strike List and improving its targeting capabilities to avoid civilians.

Crowley (D-NY), Chabot (R-OH), Shea-Porter (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 94 – Expresses the sense of Congress that respect for human rights should be part of United States policy.

Gallagher (R-WI)
– Amendment No. 95 – Requiring an assessment of US security and defense implications of China's expanding global access.

Yoho (R-FL), DesJarlais (R-TN)
– Amendment No. 96 – Normalizes the transfer of defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.

Duncan (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 97 – Establishes a Sense of Congress that the security, stability, and prosperity of the Western Hemisphere region are vital to U.S. national interests; the U.S. should ensure an appropriate forward presence in the region and build partner capacity; DOD should commit additional assets and increase investments to the region; and DOD should engage the region by strengthening relations to address shared challenges.

Bishop, Mike (R-MI)
– Amendment No. 98 - Expresses the Sense of Congress that the President should call on NATO allies to fulfill their mutual defense commitments, should call on NATO allies to secure national and regional security interests, and should recognize NATO allies who are achieving those objectives.

Kelly (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 99 – Prohibits funds from being used to implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty and implementing legislation for the Treaty has been enacted into law.

Engel (D-NY), Royce (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 100 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to designate an existing Department of Defense employee as responsible for coordinating the Department's existing obligations to protect cultural heritage.

Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 101 Requires the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Energy, and the Secretary of State to jointly submit to Congress a report on space-based nuclear detection.

Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 102 – Directs the Secretary of Defense to define “deterrence” in a cyber operations landscape, and assess how this definition affects the overall cyber operations strategy in the Department of Defense.

Franks (R-AZ), Lamborn (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 103 – Updates some of the balance of funds to the Israeli Missile Defense would enable the Israelis to spend funding authorized in the bill on procurement and RDTE.

Lamborn (R-CO), Kinzinger (R-IL), Hunter (R-CA), Franks (R-AZ), Wilson, Joe (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 104 – Requires Initial Operational Capability of a boost phase ballistic missile defense capability by Dec. 31, 2020.

Young, Don (R-AK), Franks (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 105 – Promotes an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system incorporating THAAD, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Aegis Ashore, and Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems, as well as authorizing additional GBIs, and accelerating the completion of the EIS for an interceptor site on the East Coast and in the Midwest of the U.S. Missile Defense Testing

Hunter (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 106 – Amends section 1696 by striking an exception to 10 U.S.C. § 2377 and adding a certification requirement.

Rogers (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 107 – Amends the bill for construction of the previously authorized AEGIS Ashore Missile Defense Complex at RedziKowo Base, Poland, the Secretary of the Navy may construct a 6,180 square meter multipurpose facility, for the purposes of providing additional berthing space on board the installation.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
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Simpson (R-ID) – Amendment No. 108 – Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to the City of Mountain Home, Idaho approximately 4.25 miles of railroad spur near the Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho for economic development.

Bishop, Rob (R-UT)
– Amendment No. 109 – Removes certain deed restrictions and reversions associated with conveyance of property of former Defense Depot Ogden, Utah.

Bustos (D-IL), Gosar (R-AZ), Loebsack (D-IA), Jones (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 110 – Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify that there is not suitable space in an existing military installation before they buy or lease space valued at over $750k annually.

Brat (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 111 – Creates a process for foreign governments to petition DOD to return surplus property to that government. Savings are available for readiness programs.

Rice (R-SC)
– Amendment No. 112 – This amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to issue modifications to all relevant construction and facilities specifications to ensure that machine-room less elevators are not prohibited in buildings and facilities throughout the Department of Defense. The Secretary shall promulgate interim standards making these specification changes not later than 180 days after enactment, and final standards not later than 1 year after enactment.

Lujan (D-NM), Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Pearce (R-NM)
– Amendment No. 113 – Requires the Administrator for Nuclear Security to report on the recommended alternative for the recapitalization of plutonium science and production capabilities; requires certification by the Department of Defense that the recommended alternative is acceptable; and requires the Government Accountability Office to review the analysis of alternatives.

Larsen, Rick (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 114 – Requires development of a plan for verification and monitoring relating to the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons and their components, and fissile material.

Carbajal (D-CA
) – Amendment No. 115 – Requires the Secretary of Energy in consultation with the Department of State to develop a plan to further minimize the use of highly-enriched uranium for medical isotopes.

Hunter (R-CA), Garamendi (D-CA), Curbelo (R-FL), Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 116 – Provides additional resources for the Coast Guard's retirement account. The amendment also exposes foreign owners and operators of oil production facilities to liability for cleanup costs and damages from oil spills that threaten or cause damage in the United States.

Moulton (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 117 – Requires a comprehensive political and military strategy for U.S. involvement in Syria and enumerates specific reporting requirements due within 90 days of enactment.

Langevin (D-RI), Delaney (D-MD)
– Amendment No. 118 – Requires a report regarding the mission continuity of the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center.

Comstock (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 119 – Expresses the sense of Congress stating that the federal government should ensure that in its actions it does not unduly or artificially distort competition in the market for new commercial satellite servicing activities.

Davidson (R-OH)
– Amendment No. 120 – Prohibits use of funds for military operations in Yemen outside of the scope of the 2001 AUMF.

Marino (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 121 – Requires a report to be made by the Secretary of Defense to the congressional defense committees on the procurement of tungsten and tungsten powders.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Tenney (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 122 – Reinstates the Berry Amendment’s longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware and provides for a one year phase-in period.
Rejected Voice Y      N    
 
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