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Passed amendments sponsored by Bernie Sanders
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Session
Amendment #
Vote typeAmendment to
Amendment description
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114th 2015-2017S.Amdt.983
Voice or unanimous consent
C.Con.Res.11
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting programs that keep low-income older individuals healthy and able to live at home, such as those programs funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965.
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S.Amdt.475
Voice or unanimous consent
S.Con.Res.11
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the United States Postal Service by establishing a moratorium to protect mail processing plants, reinstating overnight delivery standards, and protecting rural service.
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S.Amdt.474
Voice or unanimous consent
S.Con.Res.11
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs, hire more health care professionals for the Department, and ensure quality and timely access to health care for all veterans.
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S.Amdt.386Roll call voteS.Con.Res.11
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect Medicaid beneficiaries from benefit cuts.
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113th 2013-2015S.Amdt.2846
Voice or unanimous consent
Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
To express the sense of the Senate on significantly reducing child poverty by calendar year 2019.
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S.Amdt.2146
Voice or unanimous consent
Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act
Relative to authority to reconsider decisions of Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Secretary of the Army to inter the remains or honor the memory of a person in a national cemetery.
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S.Amdt.2023
Voice or unanimous consent
Helping Homeless Veterans Act of 2013
Relative to extension of authority for program of referral and counseling services for veterans at risk of homelessness who are transitioning from certain institutions.
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S.Amdt.1965
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013
To amend the title.
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S.Amdt.1964
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014
In the nature of a substitute.
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S.Amdt.594
Voice or unanimous consent
S.Con.Res.8
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the Older Americans Act of 1965, which may include congregate and home-delivered meals programs, or other assistance to low-income seniors.
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S.Amdt.198
Voice or unanimous consent
S.Con.Res.9
To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the benefits of disabled veterans and their survivors, which may not include a chained CPI.
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112th 2011-2013S.Amdt.3182
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
To require an annual report on Federal contracting fraud.
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S.Amdt.3183
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
To require public availability of the database of senior Department officials seeking employment with defense contractors.
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S.Amdt.3248
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
To amend the Federal renewable energy purchase requirement to include geothermal heat pumps.
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S.Amdt.2254
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012
To improve the community wood energy programs.
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S.Amdt.816
Voice or unanimous consent
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
To provide amounts to support innovative, utility-administered energy efficiency programs for small businesses.
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111th 2009-2011S.Amdt.4280
Voice or unanimous consent
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010
To require the Administrator of the General Services to make publicly available the contractor integrity performance database established under the Clean Contracting Act of 2008.
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S.Amdt.3738Roll call vote
Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010
To require the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to conduct an independent audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System that does not interfere with monetary policy, to let the American people know the names of the recipients of over $2,000,000,000,000 in taxpayer assistance from the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
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S.Amdt.2601
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
To make available from Overseas Contingency Operations $20,000,000 for outreach and reintegration services under the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
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S.Amdt.2559
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
To make available from Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army $12,000,000 for the peer-reviewed Gulf War Illness Research Program of the Army.
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S.Amdt.2617
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011
To require a report on Federal contracting fraud.
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S.Amdt.2271
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
To provide funds for the school community garden pilot program, with an offset.
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S.Amdt.2266
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011
To require the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition to use certain funds to conduct a study on obesity
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S.Amdt.2276
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011
To modify the amount made available for the Farm Service Agency.
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S.Amdt.1903
Voice or unanimous consent
Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
To provide additional amounts for technical assistance grants.
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S.Amdt.1658
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
To require the Comptroller General of the United States to report to Congress on financial assistance for child care available to deployed members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces.
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S.Amdt.1454
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress a report on reducing the time to travel between locations in the United States and locations in Ontario and Quebec by intercity passenger rail.
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S.Amdt.306
Voice or unanimous consent
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
To require recipients of TARP funding to meet strict H-1B worker hiring standard to ensure non-displacement of U.S. workers.
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110th 2007-2009S.Amdt.3473
Voice or unanimous consent
Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008
To clarify that the Secretary of Transportation should favor projects that involve the purchase of environmentally sensitive, fuel-efficient, and cost-effective passenger rail equipment in selecting projects to receive capital investment grants to support intercity passenger rail service.
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S.Amdt.3130
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008
To increase, with an offset, the amount appropriated for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard, by $10,000,000.
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S.Amdt.2905
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
To require a pilot program on military family readiness and servicemember reintegration.
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S.Amdt.3082
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
To provide, with an offset, and additional $15,000,000 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army, for a program of research on Gulf War illnesses.
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S.Amdt.2902
Voice or unanimous consent
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
To provide for an enhancement of the utility of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty of members of the Armed Forces.
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S.Amdt.2817
Voice or unanimous consent
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
To ensure that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development awards capital fund bonuses to deserving high-performing public housing authorities.
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S.Amdt.2664
Voice or unanimous consent
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to increases in dollar amounts for the payment of disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation, from rounding down such dollar amounts to the next lower whole dollar.
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S.Amdt.2498Roll call vote
Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
To prohibit funds made available in this Act from being used to implement a rule or regulation related to certain petitions for aliens to perform temporary labor in the United States.
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S.Amdt.1525
Voice or unanimous consent
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
To require that not less than 30 percent of the hot water demand for certain new or substantially modified Federal buildings be met through the installation and use of solar hot water heaters.
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S.Amdt.1515
Voice or unanimous consent
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
To establish an energy efficiency and renewable energy worker training program.
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S.Amdt.1223Roll call vote
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
To establish the American Competitiveness Scholarship Program.
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S.Amdt.737
Voice or unanimous consent
U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
To provide funds for the weatherization assistance program.
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S.Amdt.57
Voice or unanimous consent
Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
To require a report by the Commission to Strengthen Confidence in Congress regarding political contributions before and after the enactment of certain laws.
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109th 2005-2007H.Amdt.883
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
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H.Amdt.840
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
Amendment increases funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's EnergyStar Program in K-12 school systems by $1.8 million.
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H.Amdt.423Roll call vote
Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: "None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to provide for the competitive sourcing of flight service stations.".
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H.Amdt.381Roll call vote
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: \ TITLE VI--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS \ PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS BY THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES TO APPROVE AN APPLICATION FOR A LONG-TERM LOAN OR LOAN GUARANTEE WITH RESPECT TO A NUCLEAR PROJECT IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA \ SEC. 601. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to approve an application for a long-term loan or loan guarantee with respect to a nuclear project in the People's Republic of China.
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H.Amdt.280Roll call vote
Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006
To prohibit funds in the bill from being used to implement provisions of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act which permits searches of library circulation records, library patron lists, book sales records, or book customer lists under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
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H.Amdt.196
Voice or unanimous consent
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006
Amendment increases Energy Supply and Conservation funding by $1,000,000.
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108th 2003-2005H.Amdt.765Roll call vote
Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
At the end of the bill, insert after the last section (preceding the short title) the following new section: \ SEC. __. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to assist in overturning the judicial ruling contained in the Memorandum and Order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois entered on July 31, 2003, in the action entitled Kathi Cooper, Beth Harrington, and Matthew Hillesheim, Individually and on Behalf of All Those Similarly Situated vs. IBM Personal Pension Plan and IBM Corporation (Civil No. 99-829-GPM).
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H.Amdt.721Roll call vote
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
Amendment increases funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program and the Weatherization Assistance program.
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H.Amdt.704Roll call vote
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: \ LIMITATION ON PROVISION BY EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF CREDIT TO ENTITIES REINCORPORATING OVERSEAS \ SEC.__. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Export-Import Bank of the United States to approve an application for a master guarantee and political risk supplement where the applicant's charter or articles of incorporation show that the entity is incorporated or chartered in Bermuda, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Antigua, or Panama.
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H.Amdt.683
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005
Amendment increases funding for the Rural Community Advancement Program.
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H.Amdt.378Roll call vote
Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004
At the end of the bill, insert after the last section (preceding the short title) the following new section: \ SEC. 742. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to assist in overturning the judicial ruling contained in the Memorandum and Order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois entered on July 31, 2003, in the action entitled Kathi Cooper, Beth Harrington, and Matthew Hillesheim, Individually and on Behalf of All Those Similarly Situated vs. IBM Personal Pension Plan and IBM Corporation (Civil No. 99- 829-GPM).
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H.Amdt.336
Voice or unanimous consent
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: \ SEC. . None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to implement any policy prohibiting the Directors of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks from conducting outreach or marketing to enroll new veterans within their respective Networks.
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H.Amdt.317
Voice or unanimous consent
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: \ SEC. __. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to make an application under section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1861) for an order requiring the production of library circulation records, library patron lists, library Internet records, bookseller sales records, or bookseller customer lists.
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H.Amdt.255
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004
Amendment increases funding for weatherization assistance grants by $15 million with offsets from other energy conservation activities.
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107th 2001-2003H.Amdt.562Roll call vote
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2003
Amendment prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from using any funds for activities that violate current pension age discrimination laws.
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H.Amdt.539
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003
Amendment increases funding for the Energy Conservation Energy Star Program by $3 million and decreases salaries and expense funding in the Department of Energy accordingly.
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H.Amdt.404
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States Act, 2002
Amendment makes available an additional $100 million for federally qualified community health centers.
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H.Amdt.376
Voice or unanimous consent
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002
Amendment deals with the granting of certain licenses to pharmaceutical companies.
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H.Amdt.238
Voice or unanimous consent
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002
Amendment prohibits the importation of goods on which the United States Customs Service has issued a detention order on the basis that such goods were made by forced or indentured child labor.
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H.Amdt.1026
Voice or unanimous consent
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001
Amendment prohibits the IRS from using any funds for activities that violate current pension age discrimination laws.
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106th 1999-2001H.Amdt.818
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
Amendment increases funding for weatherization assistance and energy conservation programs by $45 million and reduces fossil fuel energy research and development programs accordingly.
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H.Amdt.791Roll call vote
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001
Amendment prohibits the use of NIH funding to grant an exclusive or partially exclusive license pursuant to chapter 18 of title 35, USC, except in accordance with section 209 of such title (relating to the availability to the public of an invention and its benefits on reasonable terms).
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H.Amdt.442
Voice or unanimous consent
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000
At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following new section: \ RURAL VETERANS HEALTH CARE SERVICES \ SEC. . The house supports efforts to implement improvements in health care services for veterans in rural areas.
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H.Amdt.270Roll call vote
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000
Amendment increases funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program by $13 million and reduces Strategic Petroleum Reserve funding accordingly.
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H.Amdt.258Roll call vote
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000
Amendment increases Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding by $20 million; provides $30 million for deficit reduction; and reduces fossil energy research and development funding by $50 million.
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H.Amdt.136
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000
Amendment provides $1 million for a national pilot program to promote agritourism.
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H.Amdt.127
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
Amendment increases funding for the Commodity Assistance Program by $10 million.
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105th 1997-1999H.Amdt.839
Voice or unanimous consent
Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999
Amendment increases funding for the SBA Women's Business Center program by $2 million.
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H.Amdt.755Roll call vote
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999
Amendment increases the Bureau of Land Management Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding by $20 million.
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H.Amdt.724
Voice or unanimous consent
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1999
Amendment earmarks $2 million appropriated to the National Archives and Records Administration for the National Personnel Records Center for modernization of its records management system.
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H.Amdt.708
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1999
At the end of title VIII (page___, after line___), insert the following new section: \ SEC. . None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to enter into or renew a contract with any company owned, or partially owned, by the People's Republic of China or the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China.
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H.Amdt.706
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999
Amendment increases funding for Senior Nutrition Programs by $10 million.
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H.Amdt.626
Voice or unanimous consent
Financial Services Act of 1998
Amendment requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress regarding the efficacy and benefits of uniformly limiting any commissions, fees, markups, or other costs incurred by customers in the acquisition of financial products.
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H.Amdt.614
Voice or unanimous consent
Financial Services Act of 1998
Amendment sought to reduce the intelligence budget for fiscal year 1999 by 5 percent with the CIA Retirement and Disability Fund exempted from the reduction.
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H.Amdt.569
Voice or unanimous consent
Higher Education Amendments of 1998
Amendment gives the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, which administers a competitive grant program for higher education institutions, a broader mission and allows them to make competitive grants available to institutions which seek to cooperate and reduce costs through the joint purchase of goods and services.
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H.Amdt.388Roll call vote
Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998
Amendment increases funding for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative by $1 million.
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H.Amdt.368
Voice or unanimous consent
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 1998
Page 101, after line 18, insert the following new section: \ SEC. 633. None of the funds made available in this Act for the United States Custom Service may be used to allow the importation into the United States of any good, ware, article, or merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or indentured child labor, as determined pursuant to section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307).
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H.Amdt.289
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1998
Amendment increases funding for the National Guard Starbase program by $2 million.
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H.Amdt.267
Voice or unanimous consent
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998
Amendment increases funding for the Meals on Wheels program by $5 million and reduces funding for the Food and Drug Administration by $5.5 million.
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H.Amdt.174
Voice or unanimous consent
Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998
Amendment expresses the sense of Congress that Ngawang Choephel and other prisoners of conscience in Tibet, as well as in China, should be released immediately, and that the U.S. government should seek access for internationally recognized human rights groups to monitor human rights in Tibet.
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104th 1995-1997H.Amdt.1302
Voice or unanimous consent
Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997
Amendment prohibits any funds in the bill from being paid to any managed care network under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan that offers physicians financial incentives to withhold medically necessary information from their patients.
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H.Amdt.1203Roll call vote
Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997
Amendment increases funding for the Court of Veterans Appeals by $1.4 million and reduces funding for HUD salaries and expenses by $1.4 million.
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H.Amdt.1185Roll call vote
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997
Amendment transfers $11.7 million from the Naval Petroleum Reserve into the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program.
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H.Amdt.1039
Voice or unanimous consent
United States Housing Act of 1996
Amendment increases the level of administrative fees provided to local housing authorities administering the rental assistance program; and establishes a two-tiered payment schedule that gives local authorities 7.65 percent of the base grant amount for the first 600 units and seven percent for all units in excess of 600 units.
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H.Amdt.759
Voice or unanimous consent
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996
Amendment prohibits any funds in the bill from being obligated or expended to pay a contractor for costs paid to an employee if such costs are for a bonus or in excess of the normal salary paid by the contractor to the employee or if such bonus is part of restructuring costs associated with a business combination.
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H.Amdt.572Roll call vote
Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1996
Amendment prohibits the use of any funds in connection with the obligation or expenditure of funds in the exchange stabilization fund.
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H.Amdt.537Roll call vote
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996
Amendment transfers $2 million from the salaries and expenses of the Department of the Interior to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
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H.Amdt.210
Voice or unanimous consent
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
Amendment specifies that the functions of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs should place an emphasis on minimizing the burden on small businessess with 50 or fewer employees.
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H.Amdt.98
Voice or unanimous consent
Victims Justice Act of 1995
Amendment requires companies convicted of crimes to notify as best as possible all the victims of those crimes.
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