Committee on Rules

May 26, 1999 (2:00 p.m.)

Amendments Submitted to H.R. 1401 - National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000

(in alphabetical order)

Allen #56 - Strike section 806 of the bill, which waives testing requirements for National Missile Defense.

Baldacci #27 - Directs the DoD to create and implement a program that would assist communities that are negatively impacted by non-BRAC military facility closures, downsizing or privatization with the necessary transition.

Barr #89 Late. - Repeals the authority of the Secretary of Defense to prescribe certain regulations with respect to the use of Peyote.

Barr #90 Late. - Requires the Secretary of Defense to prohibit the practice of the Wicca religion or witchcraft on military facilities and on naval vessels.

Bereuter #28 - Makes permanent the waivers contained in the FY99 Defense Authorization Act that permit the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, a component of Pacific Command, to waive reimbursement for certain costs of conducting business and to accept foreign gifts/donations.

Bereuter #29 - Directs the DoD to evaluate and report its capabilities to deal with possible contingencies in both Korea and Southwest Asia, given the reality that U.S. military operations in the Balkans are stretching some critical U.S. defense capabilities.

Boehlert #42 - Authorizes a $12.8 million Air Force Military Construction project at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Rome Research Site in Rome, New York, for the purpose of consolidating research and technology development activities conducted at the site. Requires that the Air Force submit a plan to Congress for the completion of multi-phase efforts to consolidate research and technology development activities conducted at the Rome Research Site.

Buyer #55 - Authorizes the service secretaries, with the approval of the Secretary of Defense, to waive on a case-by-case basis the requirement to reduce the retired pay of retired regular component officers and limit the retired pay of other retirees from the uniformed services when they assume federal civilian positions. The waiver authority would be limited to 40 military members for the first five years following enactment.

Buyer/Abercrombie #51 - Authorizes members of the uniformed services to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan now available to federal civil service employees. Service members would be eligible to deposit up to five percent of their basic pay, before tax, each month. There would be no government automatic or matching contributions, however, service members would be authorized to directly deposit special and incentive pays into their Thrift Savings accounts up to the maximum amounts specified in the tax code.

Buyer/Abercrombie #54 - Provides disability separation or retirement qualification to any member with at least eight years of active service who becomes disabled due to a pre-existing medical condition. In the case of a reserve component member, the section would qualify the member for retirement with at least 15 but less than 20 years of service when the member is disqualified for military service due to a medical condition that was not incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Calvert/Horn #68 Late. - Suggests that the Secretary of Defense consider the acquisition of additional C-17s to meet future air mobility needs of active and reserve forces.

Castle #76 Late. - Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress and the President on the causes of the recent series of space launch failures, as well as the steps that are being taken to minimize or prevent these failures in the future.

Costello #24 - Makes all DOE contractors, including the contractors who manage and operate the nuclear weapons labs, subject to civil penalties of up to $100,000 per violation of any DOE rule, regulation, or order relating to the safeguarding and security of restricted data, or other classified or sensitive information.

Costello #25 - Places a moratorium on some visits to national labs by citizens of countries on the Department of Energy's (DOE) sensitive countries list, until the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with, and with the concurrence of, the Director of the FBI, can certify to Congress that certain safety conditions are met. Gives the Secretary waiver authority for individuals deemed necessary to our national security. Requires annual reports to Congress on counterintelligence and safeguards and security at the labs, the first if which is due 90 days after enactment.

Cunningham/Saxton/Scarborough #43 - Provides constructive relief to members who graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in the class of 1987. Constructive relief entails pay, promotion, and retirement benefits.

DeFazio #11 - Authorizes funding for the National Guard Youth Challenge program at $110 million which would allow every state to have the program. The bill funds the program at $62.5 million and the increase is offset by eliminating the $383 million for C-37A (Gulfstream V) corporate jet aircraft.

DeLay #45 - Prohibits military-to-military exchanges that involve the training of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China by the U.S. Armed Forces, such as: force projection operations; logistics, nuclear, chemical or biological operations; intelligence activities; warfighting exercises; and other warfighting capabilities of the Armed Forces. It does not prohibit any exchanges with regard to search and rescue or humanitarian exercises.

DeLay #46 - Prohibits military-to-military exchanges that involve the training of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China by the U.S. Armed Forces, such as: force projection operations; logistics, nuclear, chemical or biological operations; intelligence activities; warfighting exercises; and other warfighting capabilities of the Armed Forces. It does not prohibit any exchanges with regard to search and rescue or humanitarian exercises, but does require the Secretary of Defense to certify each year that all military-to-military contacts with the PLA have been in compliance with the law, and to submit an annual report on all such contacts or exchanges.

Dickey #67 Late. - Provides for the continued use of the Domestic Preparedness Sustainment Training Center at Pine Bluff, AK, notwithstanding the transfer of the program from DOD to DOJ.

Dicks #60 - Increases the involvement of DOD in decisions relating to exporting of high performance computers (HPCs). Gives DOD the right and responsibility to ensure that any adjustment of HPC export control thresholds is consistent with national security. Calls for an analysis of the impact of current HPC exports to China on national security. Consistent with the recommendations of the Cox-Dicks Report.

Dicks #61 - Codifies portions of Presidential Decision Directive 61 which makes organizational changes at DOE to elevate counterintelligence as a primary departmental function. Puts in place a temporary moratorium on foreign visitors from sensitive countries to the labs until appropriate security procedures are in place. Allows waivers to the moratorium. Establishes regular polygraphs for certain individuals and certain purposes. Clarifies the right of the government to search computers and offices used in DOE defense activities. Increases penalties for release of restricted data and increases protection for DOE whistleblowers. Commissions high level review of DOE computer vulnerabilities.

Dicks #62 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that security details on overseas satellite launch campaigns follow International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and that such personnel have security clearances. Consistent with the recommendations of the Cox-Dicks Report.

Dingell #36 - Requires the Secretary of Energy to assign to the Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs a variety of functions, including environment, safety, and health operations, and safeguard and security operations; and strikes the provision, and retain the Secretary of Energy's authority under current law to assign those functions to other offices within DOE to permit independent oversight of those functions.

Emerson #5 - Creates the Military Retiree Health Care Task Force to study the health care promises made to members of the Uniformed Services by DoD personnel, which will submit a comprehensive report to Congress detailing its findings and conclusions.

Evans #30 - Waives statutory time limitations on the award of the Medal of Honor for Alfred Rascon as well as to authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to him for valor during the Vietnam conflict.

Foley #34 - Reduces from 18 to 14 the minimum number of Trident ballistic missile submarines in the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal.

Fosella #91 Late. - Provides DOD with the authority to approve and disapprove each application for licenses to export dual use items or items on the United States Munitions List in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and the Department of State. Also provides a method for resolving interdepartmental disputes.

Fosella # 92 Late. - Provides for the publication of export license decisions regarding dual use items or items on the U.S. Munitions List in the Federal Register within 5 days of approval or disapproval.

Fowler #58 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a comprehensive report, in both classified and unclassified form, describing the airlift requirements necessary to execute the full range of missions called for under the National Military Strategy under the postures of force engagement anticipated through the year 2015. It would require a more comprehensive study of America's power projection system than has been initiated to date, and is necessary in light of recently demonstrated airlift deficiencies.

Fowler #59 - Precludes the deployment of U.S. ground troops to Yugoslavia using funds provided to DOD unless the Congress specifically authorizes such a deployment. The prohibition shall not apply with respect to the initiation of missions specifically limited to rescuing U.S. military personnel or U.S. citizens in Yugoslavia or rescuing military personnel of another NATO member nation.

Frelinghuysen #23 - Codifies the U.S. Coast Guard's interpretation of OPA 90 (which established a double hull requirement for oil tankers with a liberal phase out schedule) to state that the "reconfiguration" of a tanker after enactment of OPA 90 will not justify an extension of the operational life of that tanker beyond its originally scheduled phase out date.

Gallegly #44 - Authorizes up to $16 million for Air Force procurement of modular firefighting equipment. $6 million of the $16 million has already been appropriated in the FY99 DOD Appropriations bill and this amendment would authorize the program.

Gilchrest #77 Late. - Clarifies appropriate use of the proceeds from outlease of the U.S. Naval Academy dairy farm. Allows USNA to retain proceeds from the outlease of the dairy farm property for administration of the property and for use in the nonappropriated fund accounts which have, in the past, subsidized operation of the dairy farm.

Gilman #14 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the Congress on the security situation on the Korean peninsula including a net assessment of the warfighting capabilities of US, ROK, and DPRK armed forces; requires reporting North Korea's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Gilman/Goss #12 - Prohibits the use of any DoD funds to maintain a permanent U.S. military presence in Haiti beyond December 31, 1999; allows the use of funds for "periodic, noncontinuous" troop deployments after that time; requires the President to report to Congress when deploying troops under these circumstances; allows the use of funds for a "limited, customary presence" necessary to ensure the safety of U.S. diplomatic facilities and to carry out defense liaison activities under the auspices of the U.S. embassy; and allows the President to freely respond to protect American lives and property.

Gilman/Spence #80 Late. - Requires the Secretary of State to ensure that adequate resources are allocated to the Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC) for the purpose of reviewing and processing export license applications in a thorough and timely manner. Requires the Secretary of State to make available ODTC funds that were appropriated last year for this purpose. Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that the Defense Threat Reduction Agency has adequate resources to fulfill its responsibility of reviewing export license applications in a thorough and timely manner.

Goodling #52 - Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from procuring free weight strength training equipment for use in defense installations located in the U.S. unless the equipment is manufactured by domestic producers.

Goodling #53 - Requires the Inspector General of DOD to investigate that compliance of free weight strength training equipment purchases by DOD with the Buy American Act.

Hall(OH) #13 - Expresses the Sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense failed to comply with a goal in last year's Defense Authorization Act to boost defense science and technology funding by 2 percent annually. The amendment repeats last year's goal and requires the President to report to Congress if next year's budget request for defense science and technology funding fails to meet the goal.

Hinchey #48 - Strikes Section 2814 of the bill, which relates to a study and report on impacts to military readiness of proposed land management changes on public lands in Utah.

Hobson/Hall(OH) #26 - Creates a one-year Air Force Pilot program to provide expanded authority to offer voluntary early retirement and retirement incentives in order to address a growing disparity in its workforce. Under current law, the Air Force is not able to hire lower grade employees to replace retiring workers, which is a particular problem for scientists and engineers.

Hoekstra/Frank/Hilleary/Maloney/Collins #37 - Require DOD to purchase competitively from Federal Prison Industries but grant special sole-source authority to the Attorney General if needed to maintain order in prisons and protect prison guards.

Hostettler #63 - Exempts from judicial review the environmental impact statement conducted for the purposes of deploying a national missile defense system.

Hostettler #64 - Ensures the Secretary of Defense's authority to determine if an exemption from judicial review of an environmental impact statement conducted for the deployment of a national missile defense system is necessary.

Hostettler #71 Late. - Highlights the Secretary of Defense's existing authority, under the Code of Federal Regulations, to receive an exemption from compliance with the Freedom of Information Act for the purposes of deploying a national missile defense (NMD) system.

Hostettler #72 Late. - Highlights the Secretary of Defense's existing authority, under the Code of Federal Regulations, to receive an exemption from compliance with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) regulations for the purposes of deploying a national missile defense (NMD) system.

Hunter #8 - Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish a counterintelligence polygraph program for employees who have access to high-risk programs or information.

Kucinich #73 Late. - Instructs the Secretary of Defense to object to the proposed merger of the last two domestic competitors of landing gear structures for aircraft of the DOD.

McIntyre #47 - Provides a private business involved in a dispute related to a technology transfer the ability to request and receive binding alternative dispute resolution, mediation, or other methods by which the dispute can be resolved quickly and less expensively for all parties. Calls on DOE to harmonize all technology transfer policies with respect to patenting, licensing, and commercialization at its nuclear weapons labs. Requires technology transfer successes and disputes and the progress made toward resolving them to be made a part of the nuclear weapons labs' annual performance reviews. Requires that lab technology transfer personnel at the nuclear weapons labs receive adequate training to ensure they are able to perform their duties to the highest possible professional and ethical standards.

Metcalf #35 - Instructs the DoD to review, within 90 days after enactment, the research highlighted in the GAO report regarding the possibility of squalene antibodies in the blood of sick Gulf War Veterans and report on its validity. Requires that the Comptroller General review the Secretary's review and report to Congress.

Ney #9 - Requires the Secretary of Defense to prepare an annual report, both classified and unclassified, on the military power of the People's Republic of China.

Ortiz #7 - Extends from September, 1999, to September, 2003, the Defense Department's authority to pay the government's share of health insurance for up to 18 months for those civilian employees who have been involuntarily separated from federal service.

Ose #40 - Allows the Air Force to convey a nuclear radiation center to the University of California, Davis for research purposes. Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to pay $17.593 million to UC Davis to cover decommissioning costs.

Reynolds #21 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to replace nonsecure tactical radios used by the 82nd Airborne division.

Riley #57 - Increases the grade established for the chiefs of the four reserve components and the two general officers assigned as Directors of the Army National Guard and Army Air National Guard.

Rodriguez #75 Late. - Establishes a demonstration project at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas to evaluate and demonstrate methods for more efficient operation of military installations through improved capital asset management and greater reliance on partnerships with the public or private sectors for support services.

Roemer #15 - Requires the Secretary of Energy to report to the Congress on an annual basis regarding the counterintelligence and security practices at the national laboratories whether or not classified activities are carried out at the facility.

Ryun #31 - Places a moratorium of at least two years on the entry of foreign visitors from sensitive countries to our national labs. Requires the Secretary of Energy, after consultation with the Director of the FBI, to certify that new counterintelligence program is running effectively before the moratorium is lifted. Gives the Secretary waiver authority for individuals deemed vital to our national security. The new counterintelligence program requires security checks on all visitors to the labs, including the investigation of past breaches in coordination with a study of the effects of non-classified visits on compromises of classified nuclear secrets.

Sanchez #10 - Restores equal access to health services at overseas military hospitals to servicemen and women and their dependents stationed overseas.

Scarborough #78 Late. - Increases the payment of 15 percent of basic pay for each person bought out to compensate for additional costs associated with early retirement to 26 percent.

Sessions/Burton #17 - WITHDRAWN Removes efforts to micromanage the DoD and ensures swift, cost-effective outsourcing of information technology in the DoD.

Shays/Frank/Rohrabacher/Condit/Bilbray/Foley/Upton #16Reduces U.S. troop levels in Europe from 100,000 to 25,000 the number of troops assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization may not exceed: (A) 85,000 at the end of FY 2000; (B) 55,000 at the end of FY 2001; and (C) 25,000 at the end of FY 2002; Retains the existing provisions of law that exclude from end strength counts: (A) troops assigned to permanent duty ashore in Iceland, Greenland, and the Azores; and (B) troops performing duties in Europe for more than 179 days under a military-to-military contact program; and reductions do not apply in the event of a declaration of war or an armed attack on any member nation of NATO, or if the President declares an emergency.

Skelton #6 - Strikes subsection (a) in section 1006 which prohibits the use of funds authorized in the bill for the conduct of combat or peacekeeping operations in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Skelton #74 Late. - Modifies Section 1404 of the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1999. Addresses the implementation of the DOD's Domestic Preparedness Program (DPP). Requires the establishment of threat and risk assessment process for the program's implementation. Proposes the establishment of a pilot program incorporating an approach to better establish the most suitable and efficient investment strategy for federal assistance to cities participating in the program in an effort to match investments with an overall threat or vulnerability analysis.

Souder #22 - Builds on the language in Section 1006 regarding Yugoslavia by expanding the prohibition to all funds for FY 2000 and deletes subsection (b) which invites the President to request additional funds for the conflict in Yugoslavia through a supplemental request.

Spence #79 Late. - Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish and maintain a counterintelligence program for defense-related programs at DOE. Requires a report to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the implementation of the DOE counterintelligence program. Makes each DOE national laboratory director or manager responsible for counterintelligence activities to the DOE Office of Counterintelligence and, through its Director to the Secretary of Energy. Gives the DOE Director of Counterintelligence the authority to revoke or suspend security clearances of DOE employees or contractors if the Director obtains information that they have disclosed classified information in an unauthorized manner. Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish a foreign contact control program at the DOE. Requires the prior approval by the DOE Office of Counterintelligence for contacts between DOE, employees and contractors, and citizens of "sensitive countries." Requires that all contacts with citizens of sensitive countries require the presence of more than one DOE employee or contractor. Requires post-contact reporting on the topics of discussion between the DOE employee or contractor and the citizen of a sensitive country. Provides $8.6 million for DOE counterintelligence cyber-security. Offsets the increase for this from the contractor travel account within DOE Weapons Activities, DOE Environmental Management, and DOE Other Defense Activities. Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish a plan for the transfer of the DOE national security functions to the DOD by January, 2002. Spence #81 Late. Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish and maintain a counterintelligence program for DOE national security programs. Requires a report to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees of the House and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the implementation of the DOE counterintelligence program. Makes each DOE national laboratory director or manager responsible for counterintelligence activities accountable to the DOE Office of Counterintelligence and, through its Director, to the Secretary of Energy. Gives the DOE Director of Counterintelligence the authority to revoke or suspend security clearances of DOE employees or contractors if the Director obtains information that they have disclosed classified information in an unauthorized manner. Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish a foreign contact control program at the DOE. Requires the prior approval by the DOE Office of Counterintelligence for contacts between DOE employees and contractors, and citizens of "sensitive countries." Requires the presence of more than one DOE employee or contractor in all contacts with citizens of sensitive countries. Requires post-contact reporting on the topics of discussion between the DOE employee or contractor and the citizen of a sensitive country. Provides $8.6 million for DOE counterintelligence cyber-security. Offsets the increase for this from the contractor travel account within DOE Weapons Activities, DOE Environmental Management, and DOE Other Defense Activities. Spence #82 Late. Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish a foreign contact control program at the Department of Energy. The program requires the prior approval by the DOE Office of Counterintelligence for contacts between DOE employees and contractors, and citizens of "sensitive countries." Requires that all contacts with citizens of sensitive countries have the presence of more than one DOE employee or contractor. Requires post-contact reporting on the topics of discussion between the DOE employee or contractor and the citizen of a sensitive country.

Spence #83 Late. - Requires the Secretary of Energy to establish and maintain a counterintelligence program for DOE national security programs. Requires a report to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees of the House and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the implementation of the DOE counterintelligence program. Makes each DOE national laboratory director or manager responsible for counterintelligence activities accountable to the DOE office of Counterintelligence and, through its Director, to the Secretary of Energy. Gives the DOE Director of Counterintelligence the authority to revoke or suspend security clearances of DOE employees or contractors if the Director obtains information that they have disclosed classified information in an unauthorized manner. Provides $8.6 million for DOE counterintelligence cyber-security. Offsets the increase for this from the contractor travel account within DOE Weapons Activities, DOE Environmental Management, and DOE Other Defense Activities.

Spence #84 Late. - Requires the procurement and installation of cooperative engagement capability equipment in naval vessels, shore facilities, and aircraft prior to completion of operational test and evaluation in order to field the cooperative engagement capability in a Navy battle group by fiscal year 2003. Adds $20 million for the procurement of additional cooperative engagement capability equipment and is fully offset.

Stearns #88 Late. - Authorizes one additional round of base closure in 2001, after a new administration takes office, to resume the unfinished business of closing excess military bases.

Sweeney #49 - Makes it mandatory for the Secretary of a military department to provide material, equipment, and training to support non-governmental organizations, as necessary for the support of honor guard activities.

Sweeney #50Requires the Inspector Generals of DOD and DOE, in consultation with the Directors of the CIA and FBI to conduct an annual audit of the policies and procedures of the Departments with respect to the export of technologies and the transfer of scientific and technical information to the People's Republic of China, to assess the extent to which the Departments are carrying out activities to ensure that any transfer will not measurably improve the weapons systems or space launch capabilities of the People's Republic of China.

Taylor (MS) #69 Late. - States that it is the responsibility of Congress under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to provide for the common defense, to declare war, to raise and support armies, to provide and maintain a navy, and to make rules for the government and regulation of land and naval forces. Acknowledges that a conflict involving United States forces exists in Yugoslavia. Articulates several goals for the conflict with Yugoslavia.

Thornberry #41 - Creates an agency within the Department of Energy to be known as the Nuclear Security Administration. The agency will ensure the safety and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile, manage the nuclear weapons production facilities and the national laboratories, and be primarily responsible for other national security functions involving nuclear weapons research and development.

Thune/Stenholm #38 - Makes the following changes to TRICARE, the military health care system: authorizes contractors to provide financial incentives to promote electronic processing; requires the Secretary to complete a study on TRICARE reimbursement rates; requires the Secretary to submit a proposal to adjust those rates should the study finds more than 20 percent of the rates are less than the 50th percentile of the usual and customary rate; requires DOD to implement the TRICARE Prime Remote concurrently for Geographically Separated Units and their dependents; eliminates the requirement for non-availability statements or pre-authorization for procedures under TRICARE Standard, the military fee-for-service plan; eliminates the pre-authorization for in-network preventative obstetric and gynecological care, mammograms for women over 35, and preventative urological care; requires the primary care manager of the beneficiary to be notified of the care; and authorizes the payment of certain travel expenses for beneficiaries who are referred by the network provider or the military treatment facility to another provider or facility more than 100 miles away.

Thune/Stenholm #39 - Modifies the current TRICARE Standard program by lowering the catastrophic cost cap from $7,500 to not more than $3,000.

Traficant #1 - Authorizes the U.S. military to test and evaluate Mobile Expeditionary Accurate Night Vision Compatible Portable Airfield Lighting Systems (MEANPALS).

Traficant #2 - Renames the Naples Support Site in Gricignano d'Aversa, Italy as the "Thomas M. Foglietta Support Site." Any future law, regulation, map, document, record or other paper of the United States would refer to this site with the new designation.

Traficant #3 - Allows the Secretary of Defense, with the permission of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, to assign military personnel to assist the Border Patrol and the Customs Service only in drug interdiction and counter terrorism activities along our borders.

Traficant #4 - 1) Provides assurances that any funds authorized under the bill are spent in compliance with the Buy American Act; 2) provides a Sense of the Congress that where feasible, funds spent under the bill should purchase American-made goods; and 3) provides punishment for those found to fraudulently have affixed "Made in America" labels to goods not made in America.

Velazquez #32 - Extends for five years Section 2323, the contract goal for small disadvantaged businesses and certain institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Section 2323 is currently set to expire at the end of FY 2000. Allows the President to determine cases where there has been a demonstrated discrimination in an industry category (in accordance with Section 2323), and allows an aggrieved party to file suit in U. S. District Court to challenge the discrimination.

Velazquez #33 - Extends for five years Section 2323, the contract goal for small disadvantaged businesses and certain institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Section 2323 is currently set to expire at the end of FY 2000. Allows the President to determine cases where there has been a demonstrated discrimination in an industry category (in accordance with Section 2323).

Waters #65 Late. - Extends for five years Section 2323, the contract goal for small disadvantaged businesses and certain institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Section 2323 is currently set to expire at the end of FY 2000.

Waters #66 Late. - Permanently extends Section 2323, the contract goal for small disadvantaged businesses and certain institutions of higher education, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Section 2323 is currently set to expire at the end of FY 2000.

Weldon (PA) #18 - Requires potential exporters to provide information to the Department of Commerce and/or State on ultimate consignee, recipient country and end use of commodity proposed for export; requires the Secretary of Defense to review commodity classification requests and to recommend to the Secretary of Commerce (A) classification of proposed commodity for export and (B) whether commodity export requires a license under the Enhanced Proliferation Control Initiative.

Weldon (PA) #19 - Requires the Department of Defense to provide an annual report to Congress assessing the cumulative impact of individual export licenses by the United States to countries of concern (those listed as terrorist nations by the State Department and those nations listed as Computer Tier 3 export restricted). The report shall assess the impact of exports on improving conventional and strategic military capabilities of countries of concern, how those capabilities would harm U.S. military capabilities, and U.S. countermeasures required to address advances resulting from exports.

Weldon (PA) #20 - Establishes Technology Security Division within Defense Threat Reduction Agency as a separate DoD agency, and requires the Director of this agency to advice the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on policy related to transfer of strategically sensitive technology.

Weldon (FL) #70 Late. - Provides an additional $7.3 million for the national launch ranges to ensure that the ranges can accommodate additional government, civilian, and commercial launches. Places a fence around the launch range funds to ensure that they are not raided for other purposes. Provides $1 million for the National Range Development Center at Cape Canaveral to make the ranges more efficient.

Wicker #87 Late. - Allows the George C. Marshall Center to accept personal gifts for the benefit of and use by the Center. Allows the Secretary of Defense to appoint individuals who are authorized to solicit gifts on behalf of the Marshall Center.

Wilson #85 Late. - Amends Section 3166(c), relating to the notice to congressional committees of compromise of classified information within nuclear energy defense programs- Specified Committees to add the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence.

Wilson #86 Late. - Allows the House and Senate Permanent Select Committees on Intelligence to choose two appointees each to the Commission on Nuclear Weapons Management. Allows the House Committee on Commerce and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to make two selections to the commission. Allows the ranking members on the House and Senate Armed Services Committee be allowed one selection each, instead of two. Provides that the chairman of the commission would be selected by the majority of members at the first meeting. Adds language under Duties of the Commission - General: "Counter-intelligence, policies, standards, programs, and remedies." Adds language under the Duties of the Commission - Structures: "Those elements of DOE and DOD responsible for counter-intelligence issues affecting nuclear weapons programs at the national laboratories."

* Summaries derived from information submitted by the amendment sponsors.