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Amendments to H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

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Washington, July 17, 2018 | comments
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Amendments to H.R. 6147 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

DIVISION A (INTERIOR)


Biggs (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 1 - Transfers funds from the BLM Land acquisition account to the NPS Parks Maintenance Backlog.
   172 N   237
P     1

Kustoff (R-TN), Comer (R-KY)
– Amendment No. 2 - Reduces and increases by $5,000,000 the amount of funding appropriated to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Agency Resource Management Program for controlling Invasive Asian Carp in the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins and preventing them from entering and establishing in the inland river systems of Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Not Offered Y N
 
Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 3 - Increases funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System by $500,000 for the Wildlife and Habitat Management of invasive species.
Adopted Voice Y     ✓ N
 
Lance (R-NJ), Gottheimer (D-NJ)
– Amendment No. 4 - Increases funding for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program by $1 million.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Courtney (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT), Neal (D-MA), Esty (D-CT), DeLauro (D-CT), Himes (D-CT), McGovern (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 5 - Designates $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System for the New England Scenic Trail.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Courtney (D-CT) [on behalf of Blumenauer (D-OR), Turner (R-OH), Heck, Denny (D-WA), Courtney (D-CT), Smith, Adam (D-WA), Katko (R-NY), Keating (D-MA)] 
– Amendment No. 6 - Increases the Historic Preservation Fund by $5 million to restore level funding with FY 2018.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Sewell (D-AL) – Amendment No. 7 - Increases funding for competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of the Civil Rights Movement by $2,500,000, and reduces departmental operations for the Office of the Secretary of Interior by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 8 - Increases by $500,000 the amount of funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund to be used for competitive grants for the survey and nomination of properties to the National Register of Historic Places and as National Historic Landmarks associated with communities currently under-represented.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Clyburn (D-SC), Adams (D-NC), Sewell (D-AL) – Amendment No. 9 - Increases funding by $2 million for Historic Preservation Fund grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Jackson Lee (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 10 - States that of the funds provided for the Historic Preservation Fund, increase by $1,000,000 those funds allocated for grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Olson (R-TX) [on behalf of Poe (R-TX)]
– Amendment No. 11 - Reduces by $20,000,000 and then increases by the same amount the National Recreation and Preservation account with intent to use the funds for the National Maritime Heritage grant program.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Dingell (D-MI), Moolenaar (R-MI)
– Amendment No. 12 - Increases USGS funding by $250,000 for fisheries assessment to continue and expand advanced technologies research in the Ecosystem Fisheries Program in accordance with Congressional direction that mission areas and accounts would be maintained at the enacted level.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Courtney (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT)
– Amendment No. 13 - Provides funding for the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a map showing pyrrhotite occurrences across the United States.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Gabbard (D-HI) [on behalf of Hanabusa (D-HI), Young, Don (R-AK)] –
Amendment No. 14 - Increases the USGS Surveys, Investigations and Research account by $4,798,500, intended to be used for the Volcano Hazards Program to ameliorate impacts caused by volcanic eruptions.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Kildee (D-MI), Walberg (R-MI) –
Amendment No. 15 - Increases funding to USGS to eradicate grass carp by $1 million. Reduces funding from the Office of the Interior Secretary by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Johnson (R-OH), Griffith (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 16 - Provides for a balanced distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account
Adopted Voice Y      N

Johnson (R-OH), Griffith (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 17 - Restores the number of Appalachian states eligible for grants for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands to be used for economic and community development from 3 to 6.

Adopted Voice Y      N
 
O'Halleran (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 18 - Reduces and increases by $36,000,000 the amount of funding appropriated to the Bureau of Indian Affairs construction account for public safety and justice facility construction.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
O'Halleran (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 19 - Reduces Interior operations funds and increase BIA construction funds by 10 million dollars.
Rejected Voice Y N     
 
Plaskett, (D-VI), Bordallo (D-GU)
– Amendment No. 20 - Strengthens necessary support for insular territories of the United States (to equal Senate levels).
Adopted Voice Y       N
 
Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
– Amendment No. 21 - Boosts funding for the Smithsonian by $500,000 to better support efforts, including the creation of temporary or permanent exhibits, that better tell and increase understanding and education about the history, voices, and narratives of underrepresented communities, including African-Americans and tribal communities.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Welch (D-VT), Stefanik (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 22 - Increases funding for the Lake Champlain Basin Program by $4 million to the FY18 enacted level. Decreases the Office of the Secretary of Interior account by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Vargas (D-CA), Davis, Susan (D-CA), Peters, Scott (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 23 - Increases funding for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program by $5 million.
Rejected Voice Y N     
 
Esty (D-CT), McKinley (R-WV)
– Amendment No. 24 - Helps cities and towns clean up brownfield sites in their local communities by increasing funding to “brownfields projects” within the State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) by $7 million by pulling $7 million from the Office of the Secretary.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Grijalva (D-AZ) –
Amendment No. 25 - Increases the budget for the Department of the Interior Inspector General’s Office by $2.5 million.
  Y   190 N    223
 
Denham (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 26 - Increases the WIFIA administrative expenses account by $2 million and decreases the DOI Office of the Secretary account by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
O'Halleran (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 27 - Moves $3,000,000 from the Office of the Special Trustee to the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation.
  Y   217 N   196

Heck, Denny (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 28 - Directs EPA to fund the Clean Watersheds Needs Survey.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Adams (D-NC) – Amendment No. 29 - Decreases and then increases the EPA Environmental Programs and Management account fund by $742,000. This increase is to emphasize the need for greater funding for the Environmental Justice program area within the account.
  Y   194 N   218
 
Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 30 - Increases funding for the National Estuary Program by $468,000.
Adopted Voice Y    ✓  N
 
Langevin (D-RI), Cicilline (D-RI), Keating (D-MA), Kennedy (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 31 - Provides funding for the Southern New England Estuaries Program under EPA Geographic Programs.
Withdrawn Y N
 
Jayapal (D-WA), McEachin (D-VA), Ruiz (D-CA), Barragán (D-CA) –
Amendment No. 32 - Reduces then adds back $12 million to EPA’s Superfund account to underscore the importance of Superfund enforcement.
Rejected Voice Y N     
 
Palmer (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 33 - Eliminates funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and sends the savings to the spending reduction account.
Not Offered Y N
 
LaMalfa (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 34 - Increases funding to the National Forest System account for purposes of eradicating, enforcing, and remediating illegal marijuana grow operations on National Forest System land.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Welch (D-VT) –
Amendment No. 35 - Increases and decreases the State and Private Forestry Account account by $5 million to indicate that the amount should be used to help mitigate the spread of and the Emerald Ash Borer.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Ruiz (D-CA)[on behalf of Polis (D-CO), Ruiz (D-CA), King, Peter (R-NY), Renacci (R-OH)] 
– Amendment No. 36 - Increases state and forestry private account by $2 million to add funding for Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program, and decreases Wildland Fire Management account by the same amount.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Carbajal (D-CA) [on behalf of Polis (D-CO)] 
– Amendment No. 37 - Increases funds for hazardous fuels management activities by $10 million, decreases funds provided for forest products by the same amount.
Rejected Voice Y      N     
 
Biggs (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 38 - Transfers funds from the Forest Service land acquisition account to the spending reduction account.
Not Offered Y N
 
Grothman (R-WI) –
Amendment No. 39 - Reduces funding for the National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities by 15 percent.
   114 N   297
 
Beyer (D-VA)
– Amendment No. 40 - Strikes section 430, which allows a loophole in Federal water quality permitting requirements for pollution discharges.
Rejected Voice Y      N   
 
Beyer (D-VA), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 41 - Strikes section 431, which repeals the Clean Water Rule
Rejected Voice Y N   
 
Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
– Amendment No. 42 - Bars the use of funds to reorganize or eliminate the Great Lakes Advisory Board.
Adopted Voice Y     N

Mullin, Markwayne (R-OK), Perry (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 43 - Prohibits the use of funds for enforcing the Obama Administration's EPA Methane Rule.
  Y   215 N   194
 
Mullin, Markwayne (R-OK), Gohmert (R-TX), Gosar (R-AZ), Perry (R-PA), Gianforte (R-MT)
– Amendment No. 44 - Prohibits funds from implementing the Social Cost of Carbon rule.
   215 N   199
 
Moore, Gwen (D-WI)
– Amendment No. 45 - Maintains FY 2018 funding for an authorized program to address lead in drinking water.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Newhouse (R-WA)
– Amendment No. 46 - Limits funding for the implementation of Washington State's revised water quality standard.
  Y   223  185
 
Loudermilk (R-GA), Griffith (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 47 - Prohibits funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act.
Adopted Voice Y     N
 
Lamborn (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 48 - Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse under the Endangered Species Act.
  Y   213 N    202
 
Lamborn (R-CO)
– Amendment No. 49 - Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
   213  201
 
Goodlatte (R-VA), Thompson, Glenn (R-PA), Shuster (R-PA), Perry (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 50 - Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described “backstop” actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
  Y   213 N   202
 
Gallego (D-AZ)
– Amendment No. 51 - Ensures none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.
   203  212
 
Byrne (R-AL), Babin (R-TX), Higgins, Clay (R-LA), Palazzo (R-MS), Scalise (R-LA), Abraham (R-LA), Graves, Garret (R-LA)
– Amendment No. 52 - Prevents the re-purposing of Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act funds.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Burgess (R-TX)
– Amendment No. 53 - Places a funding limitation on the EPA's ability to utilize the Title 42 special pay authority.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Blackburn (R-TN)
– Amendment No. 54 - Reduces discretionary budget authority by one percent for Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for Department of Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies.
Not Offered Y N
 
Emmer (R-MN), Nolan (R-MN) – Amendment No. 55 - Prohibits funding from being used to implement a January 13, 2017 effort by the U.S. Department of Interior and Agriculture to restrict all leasing, exploration, and potential development of approximately 234,328 acres of federal land in Northeast Minnesota.
Withdrawn Y N
 
Grothman (R-WI)
– Amendment No. 56 - Prohibits funds made available by this Act to be used to implement or enforce the EPA’s ground level ozone rule.
Withdrawn Y N
 
Connolly (D-VA), Price, David (D-NC)
– Amendment No. 57 - Prohibits funds from being used to change or modify the 2015 federal coal ash rule (80 Fed. Reg. 21301 (April 17, 2015).
Withdrawn Y N
 
Young, Don (R-AK)
– Amendment No. 58 - Prevents funds from being used to change existing placer mining plan of operations with regard to reclamation activities.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Perry (R-PA) –
Amendment No. 59 - Prohibits the EPA from using funds to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Pearce (R-NM)
– Amendment No. 60 - Prevents funds from being used to treat the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse as an endangered species.

 206 N   209
 
Palmer (R-AL)
– Amendment No. 61 - Ensures that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division.
Not Offered Y N
 
Pearce (R-NM), Marshall (R-KS)
– Amendment No. 62 - Prevents funds from being used to carry out any rule-making on the status of the Lesser Prairie Chicken
   216 N   199
 
Gosar (R-AZ)
– Amendment No. 63 - Supports recreational shooting, K-12 education and responsible energy development by prohibiting funds for the Ironwood Forest National Monument that was unilaterally designated under the Antiquities Act.
  Y   193   220
 
Posey (R-FL)
– Amendment No. 64 - No funds will be made available in contravention of Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.101(a) with respect to aviation helmets.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Denham (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 65 - Prevent's federal funds from being used to implement the State of California's Bay-Delta Plan.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Abraham (R-LA), Westerman (R-AR), Crawford (R-AR), Harris (R-MD)
– Amendment No. 66 - Prevents the enforcement of limitations or prohibitions on the use of genetically modified crops in commercial agricultural operations conducted on National Wildlife Refuges
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Jackson Lee (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 67 - Prohibits the use of funds to eliminate or restrict programs aimed at reforestation of urban areas.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Jackson Lee (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 68 - Prohibits funds to be used to limit outreach programs administered by the Smithsonian Institution. 
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Hice, Jody (R-GA)
– Amendment No. 69 - States that no funds should be made available for Environmental Justice Small Grants issued by the Office of Environmental Justice.
   174 N   240
 
Smith, Jason (R-MO), Gianforte (R-MT)
– Amendment No. 70 - Prevents the payment of attorney's fees as part of any settlement the Federal Government enters into under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
  Y   215  199
 
DIVISION B (FINANCIAL SERVICES & GENERAL GOVERNMENT)


Larson, John (D-CT), Courtney (D-CT) – Amendment No. 71 - Provides funding within the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Office ($100,000 from the proposed $208,751,000) towards a study, led by Treasury with the participation of relevant regulators, to examine the financial impact of the mineral pyrrhotite in concrete home foundations. The study should provide recommendations on regulatory and legislative actions needed to help mitigate impact on banks, mortgage lenders, tax revenues, and homeowners.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Young, Don (R-AK), Moore, Gwen (D-WI), Hanabusa (D-HI), Gabbard (D-HI)
– Amendment No. 72 - Increases funding for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund Account by $2 million and allocates the increase to the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. Offsets the increase by decreasing funding for GSA rental space by $2 million. 
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 73 - Increases funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) by $5 million. Decreases the General Services Administration Federal Buildings Fund by $5 million.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Palazzo (R-MS), Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) –
Amendment No. 74 - Designates a 25m increase to CDFI programs.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 75 - Increases funding for Tax Counseling for the Elderly by $1 million.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 76 - Increases funding for the IRS’s identify theft and refund fraud casework program by $500,000.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Carbajal (D-CA) –
Amendment No. 77 - Strikes Section 125, which prevents the IRS from issuing guidance to more clearly define political activity for 501(c)(4) organizations.
Rejected Voice Y N     
 
Kustoff (R-TN), Comstock (R-VA), McKinley (R-WV)
– Amendment No. 78 - Increases funding to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program by $5 million and reduces the General Services Administration's rental of space allocation by $5 million.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL), Knight (R-CA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Bacon (R-NE)
– Amendment No. 79 - Reduces funding for Small Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Development Programs by $1 million, and increases it by the same amount, with $600,000 of the increase intended for the Women’s Business Centers program and $400,000 intended for Veterans Outreach programs.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Polis (D-CO)
– Amendment No. 80 - Provides funding for the SBA to do technical assistance, training and education about the 7(a)(15) employee-ownership loan guarantee program.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Carbajal (D-CA) [ on behalf of Capuano (D-MA
)] – Amendment No. 81 - Strikes Section 628 which prohibits the SEC from promulgating a political spending disclosure rule.
   190  224
 
Zeldin (R-NY), DeLauro (D-CT), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY), Courtney (D-CT), Suozzi (D-NY), Faso (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 82 - Prohibits funds from being used by the GSA to market or sell Plum Island, NY.
Adopted Voice Y      N
 
Palmer (R-AL), Walker (R-NC), Meadows (R-NC) –
Amendment No. 83 - Prohibits funds from being used to carry out the District of Columbia’s Health Insurance Requirement Amendment Act of 2018.
  Y   226 N   189
 
Meadows (R-NC)
– Amendment No. 84 - Prohibits Federal Funds from being used by the Office of Personnel Management to administer the Multi-State Plan program.
  Y   223 N   192
 
Rothfus (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 85 - Prohibits the funds from being used to seize property as a means of enforcing the liability provisions of the District of Columbia individual mandate.
  Y   231 N   184

Blackburn (R-TN)
– Amendment No. 86 - Reduces discretionary budget authority by one percent for Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations for Financial Services and General Government-related agencies.
Not Offered Y N
 
McHenry (R-NC) –
Amendment No. 87 - Prohibits any taxpayer funds from going to support the Post Service's efforts to (1) expand or enhance financial services products, or (2) carry out any pilot programs or task forces pursuant to that end.
  Y   201 N   212

The House has had under consideration H.R. 6147 and has come to no resolution thereon 
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