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List of Amendments Made In Order by Rules Committee: (LLPH Position)


#11-Jackson-Lee (D-TX): #156 (LATE)-Reduces funding for Procurement, Defense Wide, by $1 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. (Lean Yes)

#12-Jackson-Lee (D-TX): #157 (LATE)-Reduces funding for Procurement, Defense Wide, by $2 million and transfers the same amount to the Spending Reduction Account. (Lean Yes)

#14-Polis (D-CO): #92 Strikes $107,000,000 for 14 Ground-based Interceptors and reduces the deficit by the same amount. (Lean Yes)

#20-Nadler (D-NY), Garamendi (D-CA), and Polis (D-CO): #125: Cuts $70 million of unrequested funds for the East Coast Missile Defense site and dedicate that funding to deficit reduction instead. (Lean Yes)

#25-Poe (R-TX): #162 (LATE): Cuts funding to Pakistan by $600 million. (STRONG YES)

#27-Walberg (R-MI), Cohen (D-TN), Esty (D-CT), Rigell (R-VA): #59-Reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $79 million and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account. (YES)

#28-Cicilline (D-RI): #64-Reduces appropriations for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $279,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account. (YES)

#29-Cohen (D-TN): #66-Reduces the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from $279 million to $140 million and transfers the savings to deficit reduction. 

#30-Coffman (R-CO), Garamendi (D-CA), Murphy (D-FL), Cohen (D-TN): #43 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. (YES)

#33-Garamendi (D-CA): #57 Cuts $2,615,000,000 from the Afghan Security Forces Fund. (Lean YES)

#34-Poe (R-TX): #163 Eliminates the waiver to conditions on aid to Pakistan. (YES)

#35-Fleming (R-LA), Bridenstine (R-OK), Forbes (R-VA), Jordan (R-OH), Pitts (R-PA), Lankford (R-OK): #160 (LATE) (REVISED) Prevents funds from being used to appoint chaplains without an endorsing agency. (YES)

#36-Rigell (R-VA): #48 Prohibits funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to commence new projects. (YES)

#44-DeLauro (D-CT), Moran (D-VA), Wolf (R-VA), McGovern (D-MA), Bridenstine (R-OK), Connolly (D-VA), Garamendi (D-CA), Cohen (D-TN): #65 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. (Lean Yes)

#45: Lee (D-CA), Blumenauer (D-OR), Schrader (D-OR), Conyers (D-MI), Polis (D-CO): #132 Reduces funding by 1%, excluding the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts. (Lean Yes)

#46: Quigley (D-IL): #41 Limits funds made available in the bill to operate and maintain no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. (Lean Yes)

#47: Denham (R-CA): #88 Prohibits funds from being used to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative. (Lean Yes)

#48: Jones (R-NC): #19 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. (YES)

#55: Mulvaney (R-SC), Van Hollen (D-MD), Coffman (R-CO), Murphy (D-FL): #44 Reduces funds made available in the Overseas Contingency Operations budget by $3,546,000,000 to better correspond with the President’s request. Protects all amounts made available for the National Guard and Reserve Component Equipment modernization shortfalls for homeland defense and emergency response. (Strong YES)

#59: Rohrabacher (R-CA): #168 (LATE) Prohibits any funds in the bill from being provided to Pakistan. (YES)

#84: Esty (D-CT): #69 Reduces funding for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund for overseas contingency operations by $25,000,000 and redirect those funds to the Spending Reduction Account. (Lean YES)

#85: Broun (R-GA): #87 (REVISED) Prohibits the Department of Defense from using any funds to operate an unmanned aerial system in contravention of the fourth amendment to the Constitution. (YES)

#87: Hunter (R-CA): #29 Prohibits the use of funds from this Act to plan for, consider, or carry out any action to remove any portion of the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California. (Lean Yes)

#94: Grayson (D-FL): #84 Provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to engage in an act covered by or described in 18 USC 2340A (torture or conspiracy to commit torture). (Lean Yes)

#97: Radel (R-FL): #102 (REVISED) 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. (YES)

#98: Massie (R-KY), Amash (R-MI), Yoho (R-FL): #105 (REVISED) Provides that no funds made available by this Act may be used to fund military or paramilitary operations in Egypt. (STRONG YES)

#99: Nugent (R-FL): #147 (LATE) (REVISED) 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. (Lean NO)

#100: Amash (R-MI), Conyers (D-MI), Mulvaney (R-SC), Polis (D-CO), Massie (R-KY): #101 (REVISED) 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. (STRONG, STRONG YES!!!) 

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