Amendments to H.R. 2

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Washington, July 1, 2020 | comments
DeFazio (D-OR) En Bloc #4

Babin (R-TX), Conaway (R-TX), Williams (R-TX), Bishop, Sanford (D-GA), Carter, John (R-TX), Abraham (R-LA), Weber (R-TX), Allen (R-GA), Flores (R-TX), Hice (R-GA), Cuellar (D-TX), Fletcher (D-TX), Palazzo (R-MS), Ferguson (R-GA)
– Amendment No. 1 - Authorizes the expansion and improvement of interstate 14.

Balderson (R-OH), Burgess (R-TX) – Amendment No. 2 - Strikes ‘‘lane splitting’’ in Sec. 5304 and inserts descriptive language to better account for varying state laws.

Beyer (D-VA), Napolitano (R-CA), Katko (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 3 - Authorizes a study by GAO to determine the effectiveness of suicide barriers on physical structures other than bridges.

Brownley (D-CA), Pence (R-IN)
– Amendment No. 4 - Ensures the installation of protective devices and the replacement of functionally obsolete warning devices at railway-highway crossings are eligible under the rail grade crossing program.

Calvert (R-CA), Takano (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 5 - Establishes the Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge.

Cohen (D-TN), Chabot (R-OH), Brownley (D-CA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Nadler (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 6 - Authorizes a study by GAO on the reporting of alcohol-impaired driving arrest and citation results into federal databases to facilitate the widespread identification of repeat impaired driving offenders.

Crawford (R-AR) – Amendment No. 7 - Applies TIVSA protections to buses.

Cuellar (D-TX), Babin (R-TX), Fletcher (D-TX), Arrington (R-TX), Lujan (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 8 - Adds a new section that provides I-27 Future Interstate Designation for Texas and New Mexico.

Dingell (D-MI), Fortenberry (R-NE), Raskin (D-MD)
– Amendment No. 9 - Adds the bipartisan natural infrastructure bill H.R.3742, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, which will enable States, Territories, and Tribes to complete habitat restoration and natural infrastructure projects, specified in Congressionally-mandated Wildlife Action Plans, to recover more than 12,000 wildlife, fish, and plant species of greatest conservation need, build recreational and educational infrastructure, and bolster community resilience through natural 26 defenses.

Garcia, Jesús (D-IL), Gallagher (R-WI) –
Amendment No. 10 - Amends parameters of the study on travel demand modeling described in section 1404 to account for induced demand and update antiquated models like 'Level of Service.'

Gianforte (R-MT)
– Amendment No. 11 - Permits the continued use of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program project use power by the Kinsey Irrigation Company and the Sidney Water Users Irrigation District.

GonzálezColón, Jenniffer (R-PR)
– Amendment No. 12 - Makes Puerto Rico an eligible applicant location for the Bureau of Reclamation's WaterSMART Grants. Currently, Puerto Rico is the only territory and noncontiguous jurisdiction in the United States where these competitively-awarded water conservation and efficiency grants are not available.

GonzálezColón, Jenniffer (R-PR)
– Amendment No. 13 - Allows Puerto Rico to issue Commercial Driver's Licenses and also be eligible for Commercial Drivers License Improvement Program grant funding.

Graves, Garret (R-LA)
– Amendment No. 14 - Includes fishermen that have been impacted by unfair trade practices for consideration under Sec. 83101.

Grothman (R-WI)
– Amendment No. 15 - Allows the Secretary of Commerce or the Secretary of the Interior to consider the threat of invasive species before prescribing a fishway be constructed into a dam.

Hastings (D-FL), Mast (R-FL)
– Amendment No. 16 - Expands eligibility for the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to include rural roads that serve to transport agriculture products from farms or ranches to the marketplace.

Keller (R-PA), Thompson, Glenn (R-PA), Joyce, John (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 17 - Allows the Department of Transportation to award transit research, development and testing funds in a competitive manner.
Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Gallagher (R-WI) – Amendment No. 18 - Adds a grant program for states that ban non-navigational viewing.

Lowenthal (D-CA), Davis, Rodney (R-IL), Cohen (D-TN)
– Amendment No. 19 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to issue a vehicle safety standard to require that new commercial motor vehicles are equipped with a universal electronic vehicle identifier.

McKinley (R-WV), Veasey (D-TX), Fletcher (D-TX), Sewell (D-AL), Schweikert (R-AZ), Peters (D-CA), Costa (D-CA), Miller (R-WV), Cisneros (D-CA), Horn (D-OK)
– Amendment No. 20 - Authorizes and provide funding for a DOE carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology commercialization program and direct air capture technology prize program.

Rouda (D-CA), Huffman (D-CA), Katko (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 21 - Creates a grant program to support the modernization of the Nation’s publicly owned treatment works to maintain reliable and affordable water quality infrastructure that addresses demand impacts, including resiliency, to improve public health and natural resources.

Ruiz (D-CA), Cook (D-CA), Barragán (D-CA), Calvert (R-CA)
– Amendment No. 22 - Provides authorization for construction of an access road to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center, the only IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center in California.

Sarbanes (D-MD), Scott, Bobby (D-VA), Wittman (R-VA), Harris (R-MD)
– Amendment No. 23 - Reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails program.

Scott, Bobby (D-VA), Sarbanes (D-MD), Wittman (R-VA)
– Amendment No. 24 - Authorizes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a program to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed by investing in green infrastructure, habitat preservation, and ecosystem restoration to enhance community resilience, improve water quality, and increase recreational opportunities while also creating jobs and enhancing economic opportunities.

Walberg (R-MI), Burgess (TX)
– Amendment No. 25 - Adds the term “mode of transportation” to the criteria for collection of data on traffic stops.

Walden (R-OR)
– Amendment No. 26 - Temporarily waives certain limitations for purposes of pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements on the National Trail System in National Scenic Areas.

Welch (D-VT), McKinley (R-WV), Hayes (D-CT)
– Amendment No. 27 - Creates an online energy efficiency contractor training program. The amendment also makes improvements to the home energy efficiency rebate program already included in the committee text of the bill.
Adopted Voice Y     ✓ N

Waters (D-CA) En Bloc #5

Adams (D-NC), Sewell (D-AL), Cooper (D-TN)
– Amendment No. 1 - Supports HBCU infrastructure development by asking the Secretary of Education to comply with the GAO's recommendation that the Education Department analyze the potential benefits to HBCUs by modifying the terms of existing HBCU Capital Financing Program loans, as described in the GAO's report published on June 15, 2018 (GAO-18-455).

Axne (D-IA), Khanna (D-CA), Finkenauer (D-IA)
– Amendment No. 2 - Establishes a grant program for the purchase and preservation of manufactured housing communities as long term affordable housing.

Bonamici (D-OR), Cisneros (D-CA), Finkenauer (D-IA)
– Amendment No. 3 - Directs the Department of Labor to provide grants to partnerships that support paid work-based learning programs, including Registered Apprenticeships, and supportive services to improve worker training, retention, and advancement for individuals who have historically faced barriers to employment in targeted infrastructure industries.

Brownley (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 5 - Requires that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles purchased by the federal government are zero emission vehicles to the maximum extent feasible.

Cárdenas (D-CA), Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL) –
Amendment No. 6 - Encourages USPS, in its process of replacing its aging delivery vehicle fleet, to take all reasonable steps to ensure that its vehicles are equipped with climate control units to protect the health and safety of its mail carriers, especially those working in areas of the country that are subject to extreme temperatures.

Courtney (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT), Lynch (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 7 - Ensures that the list of activities eligible for Community Development Block Grant funds from Division J of the bill include housing remediation due to iron sulfide or other minerals that cause housing degradation.

Gallego (D-AZ), Haaland (D-NM)
– Amendment No. 8 - Requires Tribal and Native Hawaiian consultation in the development of the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program and improves technical assistance for Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations accessing the program.

Garcia, Jesús (D-IL), Pressley (D-MA) –
Amendment No. 8 - Directs HUD to check public housing projects and federally assisted housing projects for lead pipes and issue grants to remove them.

Hastings (D-FL), Clarke, Yvette (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 9 - Requires the Comptroller General of the United States to study high-speed internet connectivity in Federally assisted housing, and requires the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to submit a master plan to Congress for retrofitting these buildings and units as necessary to support broadband service.

Jayapal (D-WA)
– Amendment No. 10 - Ends the sunset date for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and makes procedural and functional changes to allow the Council to provide more guidance to federal agencies as to how agency policies impact persons experiencing homelessness and housing instability. 30 Creates a new advisory council composed of people currently and formerly experiencing homelessness & groups representing people experiencing homelessness.

Jayapal (D-WA), Meng (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 11 - Requires GAO to issue a report on the housing infrastructure needs of populations at higher risk of homelessness, including people of color; LGBTQ persons; justice system-involved persons; foster and former foster youth; seniors; people with disabilities; survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and intimate partner violence; and veterans. The report will recommend policy and practice changes by federal agencies to ensure housing infrastructure needs of those populations are better met.

Lowenthal (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 12 - Establishes a Water Reuse Interagency Working Group.

McCollum (D-MN) –
Amendment No. 13 - Applies Buy America requirements to the Community Development Block Grant program with exemption for housing development.

Neguse (D-CO), Perlmutter (D-CO)
– Amendment No. 14 - Directs GAO to complete a report every three years on the status of federal research facilities infrastructure, and strengthens current science infrastructure reporting requirements for the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director by requiring that they report to Congress not only the infrastructure improvements that are needed at federal research facilities, but also the estimated funding levels that are required to complete them.

OcasioCortez (D-NY), Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 15 - Sets aside $50,000,000 of funds for updating postal facilities to increase accessibility for disabled individuals, with a focus on facilities that are included in the National Register of Historic Places.

OcasioCortez (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 16 - Repeals the Faircloth amendment which prohibits the construction of new public housing.

Omar (D-MN) –
Amendment No. 17 - Requires the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth to conduct a study of the extent to which federal funds have expanded access to and adoption of broadband internet service by socially disadvantaged individuals.

Pressley (D-MA)
– Amendment No. 18 - Requires the Secretary of HUD to conduct a study on the effect of criminal history or involvement with the criminal legal system on access to private and assisted housing.

Ruiz (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 19 - Takes land into trust for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

Ruiz (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 20 - Includes Indian Country and areas with high Native American populations in the priority areas for broadband expansion under the Universal Service Fund.

Rush (D-IL) –
Amendment No. 21 - Establishes a nationwide energy-related industries workforce development program.

Soto (D-FL)
– Amendment No. 22 - Directs the Director of the United States Geological Survey to establish a program to map zones that are at greater risk of sinkhole formation.

Speier (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 23 - Amends the eligibility for the additional broadband benefit for low-income consumers to include households in which at least one member of the household has received a Federal Pell Grant in the most recent academic year.

Torres, Norma (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 24 - Triggers Treasury borrowing during recessions when the real interest rate is zero or lower to support infrastructure investments.

Velázquez (D-NY)
– Amendment No. 25 - Revises the distribution of funds under the Public Housing Capital Fund to ensure at least 50 percent of the funding is distributed according to formula. Also ensures
that PHAs working in good faith effort to resolve urgent health and safety concerns remain eligible for funding awards.
Adopted Voice Y      N

Graves (R-MO) En Bloc #6
Bost (R-IL) – Amendment No. 1 - Precludes funding for programs under the Transportation Alternatives Program where lands are acquired through eminent domain. Exceptions made for projects carried out under the Safe Routes to Schools Program, those that necessary to assist the disabled with daily needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Crawford (R-AR)
– Amendment No. 2 - Strikes full mega-project set-aside.

Fulcher (R-ID)
– Amendment No. 3 - Includes amended text of H.R. 2871, the Aquifer Recharge Flexibility Act.

Graves, Garret (R-LA)
– Amendment No. 4 - Requires the Secretary to certify that the actions in Sec. 82201 are more critical than the sustainability of the region responsible for generating the revenue.

Hice (R-GA)
– Amendment No. 5 - Strikes $25 billion in unfunded vehicle purchases for the United States Postal Service.

LaMalfa (R-CA), Brady (R-TX), Wright (R-TX), Perry (R-PA)
– Amendment No. 6 - Strikes changes to credit risk premiums under 45 U.S.C 822.

McKinley (R-WV), Cheney (R-WY), Gianforte (R-MT)
– Amendment No. 7 - Makes clarifying changes to Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to ensure appropriate compliance with applicable water quality requirements.

Stauber (R-MN)
– Amendment No. 8 - Eliminates duplicative 404 permitting requirements only if the state's 404 permitting standard is equal or higher than the federal government's.
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Stand Alone Amendments:

Foxx (R-NC) – Amendment No. 1 - Eliminates the requirement that all laborers and mechanics working on federal-aid highway and public transportation projects shall be paid wages at rates not less than the locally prevailing wage rate
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Courtney (D-CT), Himes (D-CT), Hayes (D-CT), DeLauro (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT)
– Amendment No. 2 - Aligns state and federal truck weight limits for agricultural products in the State of Connecticut on interstate highways
Withdrawn Y N
Tlaib (D-MI), Kildee (D-MI), Slotkin (D-MI), Cicilline (D-RI), Moore (D-WI)
– Amendment No. 3 - Adds $4.5 billion per fiscal year for 5 years for comprehensive lead service line replacement projects. Priority will be given to entities serving disadvantaged communities and environmental justice communities (with significant representation of communities of color, low-income communities, or Tribal and indigenous communities, that experience, or are at risk of experiencing, higher or more adverse human health or environmental effects)
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