Nuclear weapons-related amendments
Defeated 173-249 – Missile Defense: Nadler (D-NY), Garamendi (D-CA), Polis (D-CO) – Cuts $70 million of unrequested funds for the East Coast Missile Defense site and dedicates that funding to deficit reduction.
Defeated 141-272 – Missile Defense – Polis (D-CO) – strikes $107 million for 14 ground based interceptors and reduces the deficit by the same amount.
Defeated 49-372 – Ballistic Missile Submarines – Blumenauer (D-OR), Conyers (D-MI) – reduces funding for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program by 10 percent to help prepare the Department of Defense for sequestration.
Defeated 142-283– Land-based ICBM’s – Quigley (D-IL) – Limits funds made available in the bill to operate and maintain no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Approved by voice vote – ICBM studies – Lamborn (R-CO), Lummis (R-WY), Daines (R-MT), Cramer, Kevin (R- ND) – Prohibits the use of funds to conduct an environmental impact study on ICBMs.
Approved by voice vote – New START treaty – Rogers (R-AL) – Provides that none of the funds made available by this act may be used to carry out reductions to the nuclear forces of the United States to implement the New START Treaty.
Approved by voice vote – New START treaty – Turner (R-OH), Rogers (R-AL) – Prevents funds from being used to reduce strategic delivery systems and ensures that the President is in compliance with the Arms Control and Disarmament Act.
Approved by voice vote – Missile Defense Cooperation with Russia: Brooks (R-AL) – Prohibits funds from this Act to be used to implement or execute any agreement with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defenses of the United States.
Budget cut amendments
Defeated 109-317 – 1% budget cut – Lee, Barbara (D-CA), Blumenauer (D-OR), Schrader (D-OR), Conyers (D-MI), Polis (D-CO) – Reduces funding by 1%, excluding the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts.
Approved 215-206 – Cutting the House Appropriations increase in the Overseas Contingency (OCO) account – Mulvaney (R-SC), Van Hollen (D-MD), Coffman (R-CO), Patrick Murphy (D-FL) – Cuts $3.5 billion of the increase above the budget request included by the House Appropriations Committee for the Overseas Contingency Operations budget.
Approved 283-139 – Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund – Walberg (R-MI), Cohen (D-TN), Esty (D-CT), Rigell (R-VA) – Reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $79 million and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account.
Defeated 184-237 – Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund – Cicilline (D-RI) – Reduces appropriations for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $279,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
Approved 249-173 – Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund – Cohen (D-TN) – Reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from $279 million to $140 million and transfers the savings to deficit reduction.
Approved 346-79 – Afghanistan Security Forces Fund – Coffman (R-CO), Garamendi (D-CA), Murphy, Patrick (D-FL), Cohen (D-TN) – Decreases the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $553.8M (contract to Rosoboronexport for 30 Mi-17 helicopters) and increases the Spending Reduction Account by the same amount.
Defeated 150-276 – Afghan Security Forces Fund – Garamendi (D-CA) – Cuts $2,615,000,000 from the Afghan Security Forces Fund.
Approved 332-94 – New Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects – Rigell (R-VA) – Prohibits funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to commence new projects
Approved 333-93 – Afghanistan training – DeLauro (D-CT), Moran, James (D-VA), Wolf (R-VA), McGovern (D-MA), Bridenstine (R-OK), Connolly (D-VA), Garamendi (D-CA), Cohen (D-TN) – Prohibits funds to train the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) to operate or maintain Mi-17 helicopters manufactured by Russia’s state arms dealer that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reports the SMW does not have the capacity to use.
Defeated 177-246 – Congressional approval for Afghanistan war – Jones (R-NC) – Restricts the use of funds approved by this Act from being used to carry out activities under the United States – Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, without being approved by Members of Congress.
Defeated 185-236 – Afghanistan funding post-2014 – Schiff (D-CA) – Prohibits funding the use of force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF, PL 107-40) effective on December 31, 2014 – concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan.
Approved by voice vote – Syria – Radel (R-FL) – Prohibits the use of any funds with respect to military action in Syria to the extent such action would be inconsistent with the War Powers Resolution.
Approved by voice vote – Egypt – Massie (R-KY), Amash (R-MI), Yoho (R-FL) – Provides that no funds made available by this Act may be used to fund military or paramilitary operations in Egypt.
Approved 409-12 – National Security Agency targeting Americans – Pompeo (R-KS) for Nugent (R-FL) – Ensures none of the funds may be used by the NSA to target a US person or acquire and store the content of a US person’s communications, including phone calls and e-mails.
Defeated 205-217 – National Security Agency collection of data – Amash (R-MI), Conyers (D-MI), Mulvaney (R-SC), Polis (D-CO), Massie (R-KY) – Ends authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. Bars the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215.