The numbers to the left of the permitted amendments are the numbers for floor votes The second number is the original Rules Committee number.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS
Rejected 61-362 Floor amendment #22 – Missile defense: Holt (D-NJ) Rules amendment #40 to strike all of subtitle C of title II, the missile defense title, except section 237 (Iron Dome
Rejected 146-278 Floor amendment #23 – Missile defense: Polis (D-CO) Rules amendment #217 to reduce funding for Missile Field 1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, and for the advanced procurement of 14 ground-based interceptors.
Rejected 195-229 Floor amendment #33 – Spending to reduce nuclear weapons: Larsen (D-WA) for Cooper (D-TN) Rules amendment #136 to reinstate funding to comply with the New START Treaty that the Committee cut.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #148 – Cooperative Threat Reduction Program: Fortenberry (R-NE) Rules amendment #228 to develop a strategy to modernize the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program in order to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Approved 235-189 Floor amendment #3 – ICBM missile silos: Lummis (R-WY), Daines (R-MT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND) Rules amendment #115 to require the Pentagon to preserve currently active ICBM silos in warm status.
Approved 239-182 Floor amendment #21 – Cooperation with Russia: Turner (R-OH) Rules amendment #19 to require the President to convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: B61 nuclear weapon: Larsen (D-WA), Markey (D-MA), Blumenauer (D-OR) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Rules amendment #89 requiring NATO to pay for 50% of the cost of the Life Extension Program for the weapon.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Missile defense: Garamendi (D-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Rules amendment #241 cutting $107 million for advanced procurement for 14 West Coast interceptors and reducing funding by $140.4 million for an East Coast missile defense.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Nuclear weapons reductions: Quigley (D-IL) Rules amendment #104 to strike section 1054 that bars further arms reductions below the limits of the New START Treaty without Senate approval and limits the availability of funds to reduce strategic delivery vehicles below limits of the New START Treaty without Senate approval. A second Quigley Rules amendment #105 is a sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should submit the report required by section 1042(a) of last year’s bill, and that Congress should not limit funds to implement the New START Treaty contingent on the receipt of the report.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Strategic nuclear submarines: Blumenauer (D-OR) Rules amendment #223 requiring a report on alternatives to the plan by the Navy to purchase 12 ballistic missile submarines.
AFGHANISTAN AND OVERSEAS CONTINGENCIES (INCLUDING IRAN, DRONES)
Approved 305-121Floor amendment #10 – Afghanistan: McGovern (D-MA), Jones (R-NC), Smith (D-WA), Lee (D-CA), Garamendi (D-CA) Rules amendment #118 strikes section 1222 of the NDAA and replaces it with language that supports the ending of the war as quickly as possible and expresses the sense of Congress that any deployment post-2014 of U.S. forces require new, explicit Congressional authorization.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #124 – Permanent bases in Afghanistan: Hank Johnson (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rules amendment #274 to prohibit funding to construct permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #106 – Cost of Wars: Braley (D-IA), Jones (R-NC) Rules amendment #101 to require a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #116 – Cost of Wars: Lewis (D-GA) Rules amendment #17 to require the posting of the costs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to every American taxpayer on the Pentagon’s website.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #146 – Iran: Conyers (D-MI), Jones (R-NC), Johnson, Hank (D-GA), Ellison (D-MN) Rules amendment #197 stating that nothing in the bill shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #136 – Drones: Broun (R-GA) Rules amendment #261 to prohibit the Pentagon from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States unless they are actively engaged in combat against the United States.
Withdrawn Floor amendment #18 – Drones: Trey Radel (R-FL), Amash (R-MI), Massie (R-KY), Salmon (R-AZ) Rules amendment #43 to prohibit the use of lethal military force, including the use of unmanned aircrafts, against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, absent narrow exceptions for imminent and significant national security threats.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund: Rigell (R-VA) Rules amendment #66 to strike $279 million authorized for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund. Cohen (D-TN), Rohrabacher (R-CA), Cicilline (D-RI) Rules amendment #108 eliminates the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: 2001 AUMF: Barbara Lee (D-CA), Broun (R-GA), DeLauro (D-CT) Rules amendment #172 to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40) either at the end of the war in Afghanistan or January 1, 2015, whichever happens first. Also, Schiff (D-CA) Rules amendment #203 to repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force effective on December 31, 2014 – concurrent with the end of our combat role in Afghanistan.
MILITARY SPENDING, CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS-RELATED AMENDMENTS
Rejected 106-318 Floor amendment #2 – Nuclear aircraft carriers: Blumenauer (D-OR), Mulvaney (D-SC), Bentivolio (R-MI) Rules amendment #222 to reduce from 11 to 10 the statutory requirement for the number of operational carriers that the U.S. Navy must have.
Rejected 71-353 Floor amendment #32 – $60 billion military budget cut: Nolan (D-MN) Rules amendment #91 to reduce total funds authorized by $60 billion.
Rejected 191-232 Floor amendment #39 – Overseas contingency operations (Afghanistan war funding): Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Moran (D-VA), Mulvaney (R-SC), Woodall (R-GA) Rules amendment #247 to cut the increase voted by the committee for Overseas Contingency Operations.
Rejected 134-289 Floor amendment #25 – Sponsoring wrestling or motor sports: McCollum (D-MN) Rules amendment #21 to prohibit Army National Guard from sponsoring professional wrestling sports sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: M1 Abrams tank: Broun (R-GA) Rules amendment #167 to rescind $168 million for the M1 Abrams Upgrade Program. Also Coffman (R-CO) Rules amendment #207 to freeze spending on Abrams M1A1 tank upgrades and shifts the money to operations and maintenance accounts.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Audit of the Pentagon budget: Lee (D-CA), Burgess (R-TX), Schakowsky (D-IL) Rules amendment #15 to require an unqualified or a qualified audit opinion by an independent external auditor of the Pentagon budget, or there will be a .5% budget reduction.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: 1% cut of military budget: Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rules amendment #156 to cut the Pentagon base budget by 1%, excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well as Defense Health Program account.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Budget sequester: Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Rules amendment #54 to replace the sequester with about half the savings from spending cuts and half from revenues.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Littoral Combat Ship: Speier (D-CA) Rules amendment #171 to limit funding for this program until the Secretary of the Navy submits results of developmental and operational testing to the congressional defense committees and certifies the program has feasible and fully-defined requirements, independent and high-confidence cost estimates, and a realistic and achievable schedule.
OTHER AMENDMENTS OF INTEREST
Rejected 174-249 Floor amendment #20 – Guantanamo Bay: Adam Smith (D-WA) ), Moran, James (D-VA), Nadler (D-NY) Rules amendment #74 to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 31, 2014.
Rejected 200-226 Floor amendment #13 – Indefinite detention: Adam Smith (D-WA), Gibson (R-NY) Rules amendment#73 to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in the United States, territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a civilian court.
Rejected 110-313 Floor amendment #37 – Overseas bases: Coffman (R-CO), Griffith (R-VA), Polis (D-CO), Blumenauer (D-OR) Rules amendment #210 to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany, and return the Brigade Combat Team there to the United States.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #138 – Aircraft to Taiwan: Connolly (D-VA), Granger (R-TX), Diaz-Balart, Mario (R-FL), Gingrey (R-GA), Sires (D-NJ), Carter (R-TX) Rules amendment #185 to require selling 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan.
Rejected 123-301 Floor amendment #36 – Syria: Gibson (R-NY), Garamendi(D-CA) Rules amendment #132 to eliminate the bill’s language on Syria.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #144 – Israel: Gosar (R-AZ) Rules amendment #55 to state that Congress fully supports Israel’s lawful exercise of self-defense, including actions to halt regional aggression.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #133 – Arms trade treaty: Kelly (R-PA) Rules amendment # 7 to bar spending on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty unless the treaty has been approved by Congress.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #134 – War powers: Rigell (R-VA) revised Rules amendment #63 stating that nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any use of military force.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #6 – Sexual assault: Turner (R-OH) Rules amendment #61 to establish mandatory minimum sentences of discharge or dismissal and confinement for certain sex-related offenses by Armed Froces members.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #7 – Sexual assault: Frankel (D-FL) Rules amendment #109 to make it an offense to abuse one’s position in the chain of command in cases where a superior is found to have raped or secually assaulted a subordinate.
Approved by voice vote Floor amendment #54 – Sexual assault: Jackson Lee (D-TX) Rules amendment #88 to require pooling of information relating to sexual assault prevention and response resources.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: General/Flag Officers: Griffith (R-VA), Ellison (D-MN) amendment to require the Pentagon to retire 140 flag officers from 952 in accord with an order from former Defense Secretary Gates. The Pentagon has only reduced to 924.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Guantanamo Bay: Three different Nadler (D-NY) amendments — Rules #179, #181, #182 — to cut funding to expand the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, cut funding used to force feed the prisoners held at Guantanamo and cut construction funds to expand the base.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Syria: Conyers (D-MI), Welch (D-VT), Cohen (D-TN) Rules amendment #195 to bar U.S. forces on the ground in Syria except to rescue a Member of the Armed Forces from imminent danger. Also Nolan (D-MN) Rules amendment #90 to prohibit assisting the armed combatants in Syria without prior statutory authorization by Congress.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Same sex marriages: Huelskamp (R-KS) Rules amendment #235 to prohibit the performing of same-sex marriages or marriage-like ceremonies on DOD facilities.
GOP REFUSE TO ALLOW TO BE DEBATED: Pakistan: Rohrabacher (R-CA) Rules amendment #46 to prohibit all funds to Pakistan.