Update: Yesterday (Jube 6, 2013), three important amendments were voted on for the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill:
Bishop (D-NY) Amendment: Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), canceling the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility in Kansas and moving $404 million to the spending reduction account. Failed 80-345: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll199.xml (Yes vote urged)
Garrett (R-NJ) Amendment: — Scott Garrett (R-N.J.), prohibiting the use of funds for random TSA inspections conducted outside airports. Failed 180-247: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll201.xml (yes vote urged)
Cassidy (R-LA) Amendment: The House considered dozens of amendments to the 2014 spending bill for DHS, H.R. 2217. Two others considered Wednesday night would delay the implementation of last year’s law that would phase out federal flood insurance subsidies, and put the flood insurance program on a path toward market-based rates.
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) proposed language prohibiting the spending of any funds on this law in 2014. Several members said the language was an attempt to reverse a bipartisan deal on flood insurance passed last year, but many other members in flood-prone states supported it, and the House approved it in a 281-146 vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll203.xml (no vote urged…we need to end these subsidies now!)