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Jan 14, 2013
4:00PM

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for
H.R. 152 - Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Jan 14, 2013 4:00 PM
Click on sponsor for amendment text.

Benishek (MI)

#30

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes the proviso on line 20, restoring the requirement that local investments are required in Historic Preservation Grants.

Bishop, Rob (UT)

#15

REVISED Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Prohibits the Secretaries of the Interior or Agriculture from acquiring any more federal land using funds provided under this emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Bishop, Tim (NY)

#71

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Clarifies that fishery disaster funding is for declared fishery disasters as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

Brooks (AL)

#78

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Offsets the cost of the bill by zeroing out all foreign aid and assistance except for Israel and Pakistan.

Brooks (AL)

#79

Amendment to ROGERS: Offsets the cost of the bill by zeroing out all foreign aid and assistance except for Israel and Pakistan.

Broun (GA)

#7

Amendment to ROGERS: Strikes $19,500,000 in funding for a study to address future flood risks.

Broun (GA)

#8

Amendment to ROGERS: Strikes the section regarding oil spill research.

Broun (GA)

#9

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $25,000,000 in funding to “improve weather forecasting and hurricane intensity forecasting capabilities,” among other things.

Broun (GA)

#10

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $50,000,000 in funding for “laboratories and cooperative institutes and research activities associated with sustained weather research programs, and ocean and coastal research.”

Broun (GA)

#11

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $8,500,000 in funding for “improvements to weather forecasting equipment and supercomputer infrastructure.”

Broun (GA)

#12

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $13,000,000 in funding to “accelerate the National Weather Service ground readiness project.”

Broun (GA)

#13

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $111,000,000 in funding for “a weather satellite data mitigation gap reserve fund.”

Broun (GA)

#14

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $86,000,000 in funding to “advance capital projects that address Northeast Corridor infrastructure recovery and resiliency in the affected areas.”

Campbell (CA), Blumenauer (OR)

#29

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Clarifies that Corps of Engineers construction projects receiving funds in this legislation will be at full Federal expense only with respect to the funds provided by this legislation.

Capps (CA), Blumenauer (OR)

#45

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Clarifies that long-term recovery includes mitigation of future losses.

Capps (CA), Blumenauer (OR)

#46

Amendment to ROGERS: Clarifies that long-term recovery includes mitigation of future losses.

Cassidy (LA), Richmond (LA)

#36

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Inserts the provisions of the 2012 Senate-passed bill (H.R. 1) regarding Hurricane Isaac and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Cassidy (LA)

#37

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Streamlines the appeal process for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Connolly (VA)

#34

Amendment to ROGERS: Ensures that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements the recommendations contained in the FCC’s January 2013 Report of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, “Impact of the June 2012 Derecho on Communications Networks and Services,” to enhance the reliability and resiliency of 9-1-1 service following a major disaster.

Connolly (VA)

#35

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Ensures that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implements the recommendations contained in the FCC’s January 2013 Report of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, “Impact of the June 2012 Derecho on Communications Networks and Services,” to enhance the reliability and resiliency of 9-1-1 service following a major disaster.

Cramer, Kevin (ND)

#93

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Provides authority for the FEMA Administrator to allow a State or local government to construct a levee on land purchased through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - land that would otherwise be preserved as open space.

Cramer, Kevin (ND)

#94

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Allows a State or local government to construct a levee on land purchased through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - land that would otherwise be preserved as open space.

DeLauro (CT), Larson, John (CT), Himes (CT), Courtney (CT), Esty, Elizabeth (CT), Cicilline (RI), Langevin (RI)

#81

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Establishes a minimum allocation of provided funding for the Community Development Block Grant program for each eligible State declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Sandy.

DeLauro (CT), Lee, Barbara (CA)

#82

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Strikes an appropriation prohibition that effectively prevents the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from conducting research or statistical analysis related to gun violence. Strikes an appropriation prohibition that prevents the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from disclosing firearm trace data and multiple handgun sales reports data for any purpose other than supporting ATF enforcement of the Gun Control Act and other law enforcement efforts.

DeLauro (CT), Larson, John (CT), Himes (CT), Courtney (CT), Esty, Elizabeth (CT), Cicilline (RI), Langevin (RI)

#83

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Establishes a minimum allocation of provided funding for the Community Development Block Grant program for each eligible State declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Sandy.

Dent (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)

#89

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Ensures proper assistance is provided for emergency work under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Dent (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)

#90

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Ensures proper assistance is provided for emergency work under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Diaz-Balart, Mario (FL)

#76

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Incentivizes states to have and enforce statewide building codes, including fortified construction standards by increasing by 5% the hazard mitigation grants states receive following a federally declared disaster if the state adopts and enforces these codes. Applies only to states impacted by Hurricane Sandy and states would have two years to update their building codes from the date of enactment.

Diaz-Balart, Mario (FL)

#92

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Provides a tax credit to an eligible contractor who uses resilient construction techniques to rebuild and retrofit homes and businesses following a federally declared disaster area. Applies only to declared disaster areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Duncan (SC)

#3

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strips out the extra $1M for Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and replaces that with a limitation against funding for LSC.

Fleming (LA)

#49

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Cuts $9,800,000 from the Fish & Wildlife Service for rebuilding seawalls and buildings on uninhabited islands in the Steward McKinney National Wildlife Refuge in Connecticut.

Fleming (LA)

#50

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Cuts $4,200,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service for installing new water control equipment on two islands in North Carolina that were not damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Fleming (LA)

#51

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Cuts $3,000,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service for relocating undamaged roads in wildlife refuges.

Fleming (LA)

#91

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Cuts $1,550,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service for the National Conservation Training Center in WV.

Flores (TX)

#63

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes $150,000,000 for Regional Ocean Partnership grants.

Frelinghuysen (NJ)

#2

REVISED Provides an additional $33.677 billion in total spending to cover current and anticipated needs in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. This funding is in addition to the amendment submitted by Chairman Rogers (R-KY).

Garamendi (CA)

#65

Amendment to ROGERS: Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study analyzing the challenges faced by agricultural areas and rural communities designated as areas having special flood hazards for the purposes of the national flood insurance program.

Garamendi (CA)

#66

Amendment to ROGERS: Establishes a task force to conduct a study to analyze the challenges faced by agricultural areas and rural communities with special flood hazards. Requires the task force, within one year, to generate a report with any recommended changes to the national flood insurance program to strengthen the economic viability and vitality of agricultural areas and rural communities.

Gardner (CO), Polis (CO), Lamborn (CO), Tipton (CO), Perlmutter (CO)

#73

REVISED Amendment to ROGERS: Provides $125,000,000 for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program for watershed restoration and to protect infrastructure to any area designated as a major disaster declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Gosar (AZ)

#16

Amendment to ROGERS: Suspends Davis Bacon requirements for all projects authorized under this bill.

Gosar (AZ)

#17

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Suspends Davis Bacon requirements for all projects authorized under this bill.

Holt (NJ)

#68

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Lifts the statutory cap on the amount of Community Development Block Grant funds that can be used for the non-federal component of Army Corps project funding.

Holt (NJ), Blumenauer (OR)

#77

Amendment to ROGERS: Requires that all projects and activities funded by this legislation shall use the base available flood hazard data to determine whether they occur in a floodplain and if so, that they be designed and built using FEMA’s best available flood hazard data.

Huelskamp (KS)

#60

Amendment to ROGERS: Prohibits funds to be expended from this act until the Secretary of DHS certifies that no actions have been taken in violation of federal law, which prohibits the confiscation of firearms during emergency and disaster relief efforts. Requires the Secretary of DHS to transmit to the Department of Justice a report detailing these violations, if found.

Huelskamp (KS)

#61

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Requires FEMA to disclose all disaster relief grants, not just those over $1 million.

Huelskamp (KS)

#86

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Prohibits funds in this act from being used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Israel (NY)

#25

Amendment to ROGERS: Includes Housing Cooperatives (co-ops)among the entities eligible to apply for assistance through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP).

Issa (CA)

#74

Amendment to ROGERS: Requires funds allocated to the Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Program Account, Federal Railroad Administration Operating Subsidy Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Federal Transit Administration Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program, and HUD Community Development Fund are obligated by the end of Fiscal Year 2014.

Keating (MA), Young, Don (AK), Markey, Edward (MA), Tierney (MA), McGovern (MA), Kennedy, Joseph (MA), Pingree (ME)

#44

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Includes offset funding for states issued a fisheries disaster declaration by the Department of Commerce in 2012.

King, Steve (IA)

#84

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Suspends the Davis-Bacon wage requirements for projects funded under this title.

King, Steve (IA)

#87

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Suspends the Davis-Bacon wage requirements for projects funded by the Act.

Langevin (RI), DeLauro (CT), Cicilline (RI)

#18

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Strikes the language which makes only New York and New Jersey eligible to receive EPA State and Tribal Assistance Grants. Inserts the Senate-passed language to ensure that all states which received a disaster declaration due to Hurricane Sandy receive State and Tribal Assistance Grants and waives cost share requirements for such grants.

Larsen, Rick (WA), Huffman, Jared (CA), Bordallo (GU)

#80

LATE Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Provides NOAA discretion in marine debris cleanup.

Maloney, Sean (NY)

#75

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Requires Congress to act on disaster relief funding within 1 week of a federal disaster declaration.

Markey, Edward (MA), Keating (MA), Langevin (RI), Kennedy, Joseph (MA), McGovern (MA), Tierney (MA), Pingree (ME), Cicilline (RI)

#24

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Increases emergency funding for declared fishery disasters, to match the level of funding approved by the Senate last month.

Matsui (CA)

#38

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Authorizes limited pending flood risk reduction projects, provided the projects have a completed Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Reports that have been transmitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Army.

McClintock (CA)

#19

Amendment to ROGERS: Eliminates the funding for the Community Development Fund ($3.85 billion).

McClintock (CA)

#20

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Eliminates the funding for the Community Development Fund ($16 billion).

McClintock (CA)

#21

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Eliminates the funding for the Federal Highway Administration ($2.022 billion).

McClintock (CA)

#22

Amendment to ROGERS: Reduces funding levels to that required for outlay in FY2013 only.

McClintock (CA)

#23

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Reduces funding levels to that required for outlay in FY2013 only.

McKinley (WV)

#26

Amendment to ROGERS: Rescinds and retains the total amount of unobligated funds available in the "Bilateral Economic Assistance-Funds Appropriated to the President-International Disaster Assistance" and funds available for foreign aid or military assistance to Egypt, Libya, Pakistan, or Tunisia (including funds within the C.R.) to the Treasury. The amendment offsets spending for this legislation.

Meng, Grace (NY)

#72

Amendment to ROGERS: Provides that houses of worship are treated in the same fashion as other private nonprofit facilities when receiving FEMA aid in relation to Hurricane Sandy.

Miller, George (CA)

#64

Amendment to ROGERS: Directs up to $20 million from the Social Services Block Grant for need-based subgrants to local school districts for activities authorized by the McKinney-Vento Act, including transportation, to support the educational stability and success of children displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

Miller, George (CA)

#67

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Directs up to $20 million from the Social Services Block Grant for need-based subgrants to local school districts for activities authorized by the McKinney-Vento Act, including transportation, to support the educational stability and success of children displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

Mulvaney (SC), McClintock (CA), Duncan (SC), Lummis (WY)

#4

Amendment to ROGERS: Provides an offset of the $17 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The offset is achieved by an across the board cut of 1.63 percent to all discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2013.

Mulvaney (SC), Scalise (LA), McClintock (CA)

#5

Amendment to ROGERS: Provides an offset of the $17 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The offset is achieved by: 1) ending transit subsidies for federal employees; 2) eliminating the Agriculture Direct Payment Program; and 3) prohibiting any further obligations from TARP.

Mulvaney (SC), Garrett (NJ), McClintock (CA)

#6

Amendment to ROGERS: Provides greater accountability to the expenditure of funds to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Requires periodic reports from federal agencies and state executives that identify the amount of funds requested and received, how such funds were used, and a certification that funds were used in accordance with this Act. Requires a GAO audit of the federal spending, specifically identifying causes of miscalculations in cost estimates and whether the funds were used in accordance with the Act.

Pallone (NJ)

#32

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Increases fisheries disaster funding by $45,000,000.

Pascrell (NJ)

#28

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Eliminates the cap on the States’ abilities to provide additional subsidization in the form of grants or principal forgiveness to communities receiving a loan from the State Revolving Fund program. Provides States with as much discretion and flexibility as possible to help struggling communities afford installing preventative measures at water and wastewater treatment plants.

Pearce (NM)

#43

REVISED Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Provides disaster relief to fire damaged areas across the United States and provides funding to reduce the risk of future wildfires.

Posey (FL)

#39

Amendment to ROGERS: Offsets the grant of relief funds to any individual or entity by the amount of any seriously delinquent tax debt or any non-tax debt owed the federal government.

Posey (FL)

#40

Amendment to ROGERS: Prohibits the distribution of relief funds to deceased persons.

Posey (FL)

#41

Amendment to ROGERS: Establishes a cost recovery provision whereby the value of relief funds provided to homeowners for repairs shall be recovered from the net proceeds, if any, from the sale of said property.

Posey (FL)

#42

Amendment to ROGERS: Limits relief funds to those made pursuant to a cost recovery provision whereby the value of relief funds provided to homeowners for repairs shall be recovered from the net proceeds, if any, from the sale of said property.

Posey (FL)

#88

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Provides that no funds made available by this Act may be expended for any disaster relief that does not directly address the consequences of Hurricane Sandy.

Price, Tom (GA)

#47

Amendment to ROGERS: Treats spending in this bill as non supplemental spending and subject to the discretionary spending cap of the Budget Control Act.

Rogers, Harold (KY)

#1

SUBSTITUTE Provides $17 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Rokita (IN)

#69

Amendment to ROGERS: Provides an across-the-board cut of 3.2 percent to nondefense discretionary programs.

Rokita (IN), McClintock (CA)

#70

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Provides an across-the-board cut of 6.24 percent to nondefense discretionary programs.

Runyan (NJ)

#31

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Clarifies that the fisheries disaster money in the Frelinghuysen amendment is intended for states that were BOTH impacted by Hurricane Sandy and suffered a fisheries disaster in 2012.

Schweikert (AZ)

#27

Amendment to ROGERS: Instructs the Treasury to conduct a study of interest in the potential issuance of 70-99 year Government bonds. Depending on market interest, Treasury is instructed to issue such long duration bonds as appropriate depending on the findings of the market study.

Smith, Christopher (NJ)

#85

LATE Amendment to ROGERS: Ensures houses of worship that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy are eligible for federal assistance.

Thornberry (TX)

#62

Amendment to ROGERS: Requires OMB to submit a report to Congress not later than September 30, 2017, listing the amount of funds made available under this Act that remain unobligated.

Tierney (MA), Keating (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Young, Don (AK), Pingree (ME), Courtney (CT), Kennedy, Joseph (MA), McGovern (MA), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH)

#48

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Increases funding for fisheries disaster assistance by $145 million, the level approved by the Senate, and reduces Commerce/NOAA funding that is not specified for Hurricane Sandy relief.

Velázquez (NY)

#52

Amendment to ROGERS: Makes funds available for elimination of conditions which are detrimental to health that were caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Velázquez (NY)

#53

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Ensures that the funding in this legislation is directed to the reconstruction or rehabilitation of public housing buildings that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Velázquez (NY)

#54

REVISED Amendment to Frelinghuysen: Increases the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purposes of repairing veterans’ cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Velázquez (NY)

#55

Amendment to ROGERS: Ensures that the funding in this legislation is directed to repair and renovate the Veterans Affairs’ Medical Center in Manhattan, New York, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Velázquez (NY)

#56

REVISED Amendment to Frelinghuysen: Increases the Community Development Fund appropriation amount by $25 million offset by reductions elsewhere in the bill.

Velázquez (NY)

#57

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Ensures that any State or local government entities receiving CDBG funding for long-term disaster relief efforts are addressing the repair and rehabilitation needs of public housing buildings and units damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Velázquez (NY)

#58

Amendment to ROGERS: Ensures that any State or local government entities receiving CDBG funding for short-term disaster relief efforts are addressing the repair and rehabilitation needs of public housing buildings and units damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Waxman (CA)

#33

Amendment to FRELINGHUYSEN: Requires the Corps of Engineers to consider projected sea level rise attributable to climate change when conducting a comprehensive study to address the flood risks of vulnerable coastal populations in areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Westmoreland (GA), Mulvaney (SC)

#59

Amendment to ROGERS: Requires FEMA to detail the specific actions the Administrator plans to take to repay the National Flood Insurance Program debt within 10 years.