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115th Congress    }                                          {    Report
                         HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                          {   115-702

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    PROVIDING FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 5515) TO 
 AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 FOR MILITARY ACTIVITIES 
    OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND FOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, TO 
 PRESCRIBE MILITARY PERSONNEL STRENGTHS FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR, AND FOR 
 OTHER PURPOSES, AND PROVIDING FOR PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PERIOD FROM 
                   MAY 25, 2018, THROUGH JUNE 4, 2018

                                _______
                                

May 22, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

                Mr. Byrne, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 908]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 908, by a record vote of 9 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 5515, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, under 
a structured rule. The resolution provides for no additional 
general debate. The resolution makes in order only those 
further amendments printed in this report. Each such amendment 
may be offered only in the order printed in this report, may be 
offered only by a Member designated in this report, shall be 
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified 
in this report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the 
House or in the Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives 
all points of order against the amendments printed in this 
report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of 
the resolution.
    Section 3 provides that the chair of the Committee on Armed 
Services or his designee may offer amendments en bloc at any 
time consisting of amendments printed in this report not 
earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as 
read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Armed Services or their designees, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question in the House of in the Committee of 
the Whole. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with 
or without instructions.
    Section 5 of the resolution provides that on any 
legislative day during the period from May 25, 2018, through 
June 4, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous 
day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any 
time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to 
be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
    Section 6 of the resolution provides that the Speaker may 
appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the 
duration of the period addressed by section 5 of the resolution 
as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.
    Section 7 of the resolution provides that each day during 
the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution shall not 
constitute a calendar day of continuous session for purposes of 
section 1017(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 688(b)).

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against the amendments to 
H.R. 5515 or amendments en bloc described in Section 3 of the 
resolution includes a waiver of the following:
         Section 306 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation within the 
        jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget unless 
        referred to or reported by the Budget Committee for 
        amendment #82 by Rep. Crawford, #52 by Rep. Hunter, #21 
        by Rep. Norman, #44 by Rep. Norman and #94 by Rep. 
        Yarmuth.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 218

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #173, offered by Rep. McGovern 
(MA) and Rep. Welch (VT) and Rep. Garamendi (CA) and Rep. Lee 
(CA) and Rep. Jones (NC) and Rep. Kildee (MI), which requires 
Presidential determination and Congressional action to increase 
levels of U.S. Armed Forces deployed in Afghanistan after 
September 30, 2018. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 219

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #227, offered by Rep. Lee (CA) 
and Rep. Welch (VT) and Rep. Ellison (MN) and Rep. Jones (NC), 
which repeals the 2001 AUMF after 240 days of enactment of this 
act. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 220

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #271, offered by Rep. Trott 
(MI) and Rep. Bishop (MI) and Rep. Valadao (CA) and Rep. Engel 
(NY) and Rep. Upton (MI) and Rep. Moolenaar (MI) and Rep. Smith 
(NJ) and Rep. Speier (CA) and Rep. Costa (CA) and Rep. 
Napolitano (CA) and Rep. Bilirakis (FL) and Rep. Chu (CA) and 
Rep. Gabbard (HI) and Rep. Cicilline (RI) and Rep. Eshoo (CA) 
and Rep. Maloney (NY) and Rep. Clark (MA) and Rep. McGovern 
(MA) and Rep. Coffman (CO) and Rep. Poe (TX) and Rep. Russell 
(OK) and Rep. Sherman (CA) and Rep. Schiff (CA) and Rep. 
Pallone Jr. (NJ) and Rep. Sarbanes (MD), to express the Sense 
of Congress that the lessons of past genocides should be 
applied to help prevent future war crimes, crimes against 
humanity, and genocide. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 221

    Motion by Mr. Hastings of Florida to make in order and 
provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #316, offered by 
Rep. Langevin (RI), which strikes Section 874 entitled 
``transfer or possession of defense items for national defense 
purposes.'' Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 222

    Motion by Mr. Hastings of Florida to make in order and 
provide the appropriate waivers to amendment #485, offered by 
Rep. Poe (TX), which prohibits involuntary separation or 
deportation of DACA recipients who are actively serving in the 
Armed Forces or have been discharged under honorable 
conditions. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 223

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #258, offered by Rep. Polis 
(CO) and Rep. Grothman (WI) and Rep. Lee (CA) and Rep. Duncan 
Jr. (TN), which reduces the base Defense Department budget by 
1% excluding military/reserve/National Guard personnel, as well 
as Defense Health Program account. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 224

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #259, offered by Rep. Polis 
(CO) and Rep. Quigley (IL), which directs the Secretary of 
Defense to conduct a study on the impact of the FDA's policies 
restricting blood donations from men who have sex with men on 
the readiness of the Armed Forces and the blood supply of 
military medical treatment facilities. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 225

    Motion by Rep. Torres to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #264, #267, #269 and #270, 
offered en bloc by Rep. Torres (CA), #269, which prohibits the 
Department of Defense in assisting the Department of Homeland 
Security, and subsequently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, in carrying out deportation of designated spouses, 
parents, and sons and daughters of certain military personnel, 
veterans, and enlistees; and the amendment by Rep. Torres (CA) 
and Rep. Wagner (MO), #270, which directs DNI, in coordination 
with the State Department, to produce a national intelligence 
estimate of the revenue sources of the North Korean regime; and 
the amendment by Rep. Torres (CA), #267, which requires a 
national intelligence estimate on the total amount of funds 
used by the Russian Federation to influence electoral or 
judicial processes in the United States; and the amendment by 
Rep. Torres (CA), #264, which requires the Director of National 
Intelligence to conduct a review to determine whether firearms 
that were exported from the United States have been diverted to 
individuals or entities that are engaged in narcotics 
trafficking or terrorism. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Yea
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Torres.......................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 226

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Yea   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........          Nay
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................          Yea   Mrs. Torres.......................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................          Yea
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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                SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

    1. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM): Authorizes the Air Force 
Research Lab to create an open campus initiative modeled after 
the Army Research Lab's program, which fosters innovation and 
provides for rapid transition of technologies into products by 
entrepreneurs. (10 minutes)
    2. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM), Lipinski (IL): 
Authorizes the Secretary to support national security 
innovation and entrepreneurial education programs for 
Department of Defense laboratory personnel. (10 minutes)
    3. Guthrie (KY): Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to 
continue to provide for the production, treatment, management, 
and use of natural gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky. (10 
minutes)
    4. Suozzi (NY), Hanabusa (HI), Cook (CA): Expresses a sense 
of Congress encouraging DoD to accelerate, expedite and 
streamline environmental restoration efforts, reduce the 
financial burden on state and local governments and allay 
community concerns about the safety of drinking water. Directs 
the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, 
and Environment to brief the Congressional Armed Services 
committees on initiatives being pursued to accelerate 
environmental restoration efforts. (10 minutes)
    5. Cicilline (RI): Requires the Defense Logistics Agency to 
provide direct notification to existing contractors when a 
branch of the military announces a change to uniform components 
produced by that contractor. (10 minutes)
    6. Connolly (VA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL): Provides not less 
than $12 million for the assessment monitoring, and evaluation 
of security cooperation activities in accordance with section 
383 of title 10, U.S. Code. (10 minutes)
    7. Crawford (AR): Requires the Secretary of Defense to 
provide a plan to Congress on how USNORTHCOM will organize a 
joint task force for EOD and countering improvised explosive 
devices. (10 minutes)
    8. Amodei (NV), Gosar (AZ), McSally (AZ), Hice, Jody (GA), 
McClintock (CA), Biggs (AZ), Lamborn (CO), Young, Don (AK), 
LaMalfa (CA), Cook (CA), Smith, Jason (MO), Schweikert (AZ), 
Tipton (CO): Addresses mine permitting issues in relationship 
to minerals deemed critical for national security and the 
nation's infrastructure. The amendment is consistent with EO 
13604 and EO 13817 from 2012 and 2017 respectively which 
ordered federal agencies to reduce the time required to make 
permitting and review decisions for critical mineral projects. 
(10 minutes)
    9. Lujan Grisham (NM), Lujan (NM): Authorizes 
entrepreneurial sabbatical programs across all the defense 
laboratories and allows researchers to take an unpaid 
sabbatical to work for a private sector firm in order to build 
their research for commercial purposes. (10 minutes)
    10. McGovern (MA), Emmer (MN): Requires the Secretary of 
Defense to design and produce a military service medal to honor 
retired and former members of the Armed Forces who are 
radiation- exposed veterans (Atomic Veterans). (10 minutes)
    11. Kuster, Ann (NH): Requires SECDEF to submit a report to 
Congress within 90 days of passage detailing corrective actions 
taken based on IOT&E; Report on MHS Genesis prior to its 
fielding beyond initial facilities. (10 minutes)
    12. Schneider (IL), Lujan (NM), Lipinski (IL): Allows for 
increased flexibility for use of funding within Phase I and 
Phase II of the SBIR/STTR programs. (10 minutes)
    13. McKinley (WV): Institutes domestic sourcing 
requirements for dinner ware within the Department of Defense. 
(10 minutes)
    14. Lawson (FL): Requires the head of all agencies that 
have SBIR programs to implement a Commercialization Assistance 
Pilot Program, if not currently operating such a similar 
program, within one year of passage of this provision for the 
purpose of increasing commercialization of SBIR research by the 
use of sequential Phase II awards that require a match of 
outside funding. (10 minutes)
    15. Velazquez (NY): Grants agencies the ability to double 
the value of the contract awarded to specified small business 
concerns for purposes of the small business prime contracting 
goal for a duration of four years after enactment of the 
legislation. There is also a reporting requirement to track the 
number and amount of contracts awarded to eligible firms. (10 
minutes)
    16. Clarke (NY), Plaskett, (VI), Velazquez (NY): Grants 
agencies the ability to double the value of the contract 
awarded to U.S. Virgin Islands small business concerns for 
purposes of the small business prime contracting goal for a 
duration of four years after enactment of the legislation. 
There is also a reporting requirement to track the number and 
amount of contracts awarded to eligible firms. (10 minutes)
    17. Hartzler (MO), Conaway (TX), Gallagher (WI), 
Ruppersberger (MD), Schiff (CA), Speier (CA), Moulton (MA), 
Jones (NC): Prohibits federal agencies from procuring certain 
Chinese-made video surveillance equipment or services. (10 
minutes)
    18. McCaul (TX), Bacon (NE), Castro (TX): Amends Section 
880 of the base bill, which prohibits all Federal agencies from 
buying from or contracting with covered companies. The 
amendment extends the prohibition to Federal grant money, and 
loans. (10 minutes)
    19. Tenney (NY), Poliquin (ME), Katko (NY), Lipinski (IL), 
Ryan, Tim (OH), Jones (NC): Reinstates the Berry Amendment's 
longstanding domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel 
flatware and provides a one year phase-in period. (10 minutes)
    20. Velazquez (NY): Directs SBA to raise awareness and 
support business conversions to employee ownership through SBA 
entrepreneurial development and lending programs. Modernizes 
SBA's 7(a) loan guarantee program to increase access to capital 
for employee owned small businesses and cooperatives. (10 
minutes)
    21. Norman (SC): States that the Secretary of Defense shall 
include, with the Department of Defense budget, a report 
regarding the funding for product support strategies for major 
weapons systems. (10 minutes)
    22. King, Steve (IA): Ensures no funds authorized go to the 
enforcement of Davis-Bacon. (10 minutes)
    23. Poliquin (ME): Clarifies that section 916 is not 
intended to require or encourage any reduction in work force at 
the Defense Finance and Accounting Services. (10 minutes)
    24. Wilson, Joe (SC): Changes ``shall'' on page 467 to 
``should'' (10 minutes)
    25. Russell (OK): Reduces the risk for military service 
members so that pilots and crews are better protected in 
training areas. (10 minutes)
    26. Hastings, Alcee (FL): Directs the Secretary of Defense 
to report to Congress on military installations that have been 
available for disaster recovery over the past 10 fiscal years, 
and installations assessed to be available for fast response in 
the future. (10 minutes)
    27. Adams (NC), Hastings, Alcee (FL): Promotes increased 
participation in Federal procurement by HBCUs. (10 minutes)
    28. Sessions (TX): Provides clarifying language that allows 
the SECDEF to enter into agreement with charitable 
organizations to provide assistance to local populations 
abroad. (10 minutes)
    29. Smith, Adam (WA): Clarifies that the Federal Aviation 
Administration is allowed to disburse funding to carry out a 
project to mitigate noise if the project is located at a school 
near the airport and if the school entered into a Memorandum of 
Agreement with the agency before September 30, 2002, even if 
the airport does not meet the requirements of part 150 Title 
14. (10 minutes)
    30. Hice, Jody (GA): Reforms the pensions and allowances 
provided to former Presidents and surviving spouses. (10 
minutes)
    31. Ross (FL): Requires OPM to submit a detailed report to 
Congress on the use of `Official Time' by federal employees. 
(10 minutes)
    32. Zeldin (NY): Creates a policy of cooperation with 
foreign countries that support the United States' efforts to 
counter Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East. (10 
minutes)
    33. Meadows (NC): Requires the Secretary of Defense and the 
Secretary of State to jointly certify and report to Congress 
that assistance to the Ministry of the Interior of Iraq under 
the Iraq Train and Equip Fund will not be disbursed to any 
group that is, or is known to be affiliated with, the Iranian 
Revolutionary Guard Corps--Quds Force or other state sponsor of 
terrorism. (10 minutes)
    34. Demings (FL), Stefanik (NY): Expresses the sense of 
Congress that the intelligence community should dedicate 
resources to further expose key financial networks used by the 
Russian political class to hide stolen money. In addition, 
requires a classified report on Putin and other senior Russian 
officials regarding their financial assets, which shall be 
submitted to Congress within 60 days of enactment. (10 minutes)
    35. Boyle (PA): Requires a report from State Department and 
DOD on Russia's support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. (10 
minutes)
    36. Cheney (WY): Requires the Secretary of Defense to 
develop a list of technology that is currently eligible for 
export to China but the export of that technology may harm 
national security. (10 minutes)
    37. Bass (CA): Requires a comprehensive report within 90 
days by Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID 
on U.S. security and humanitarian interests in Yemen. The 
purpose is to build support for a comprehensive strategy to 
address humanitarian and security crisis in Yemen through 
increasing coordination in Yemen's Famine-Risk Areas between 
federal agencies, the UN Offices for Coordination of 
Humanitarian Affairs. (10 minutes)
    38. Crowley (NY), Chabot (OH), Moulton (MA): Requires a 
report on Bangladesh's ability to respond to natural disasters 
and humanitarian crises including recommendations for enhancing 
cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (10 
minutes)
    39. Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA): Requires a report from 
Secretary of State on U.S. cybersecurity cooperation with 
Ukraine. (10 minutes)
    40. Hunter (CA): Directs a report on the military 
installations within Djibouti. (10 minutes)
    41. Meeks (NY): States sense of Congress that the 3 Seas 
Initiative could serve as a valuable counterweight to the 
Kremlin's efforts to divide Europe and Chinese regional 
expansionism, particularly in the context of energy and 
infrastructure. (10 minutes)
    42. Vela (TX): Requires the Department of Defense to report 
to Congress on the impact of violence and cartel activity in 
Mexico on U.S. national security. (10 minutes)
    43. Engel (NY), Chabot (OH), Crowley (NY), Royce (CA), Yoho 
(FL), Sherman (CA), Cicilline (RI), Poe (TX), Schakowsky (IL), 
Deutch (FL), Wagner (MO), Castro (TX), Speier (CA), Coffman 
(CO), Khanna (CA), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Meadows (NC): 
Authorizes financial and visa sanctions against perpetrators of 
ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya by the Burmese military and 
security forces; limits U.S. military and security assistance 
with Burma until reforms take place; incentivizes reform of the 
Burmese gemstone sector which is notoriously dominated by the 
military; and requires a determination of what crimes the 
Burmese military committed, including genocide. (10 minutes)
    44. Norman (SC): Requires the Office of Management and 
Budget to keep separate accounts for overseas contingency 
operations and the accounts for the Department of Defense. (10 
minutes)
    45. McMorris Rodgers (WA): States that each Secretary 
concerned may conduct a study on the feasibility of IGSA's for 
terms not exceeding 20 years. (10 minutes)
    46. McSally (AZ): Authorizes a land transfer for the 
purpose of relocating and extending a parallel runway at Tucson 
International Airport. (10 minutes)
    47. Norton (DC): Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to 
enter into a land exchange in the vicinity of the Washington 
Navy Yard. (10 minutes)
    48. Beyer (VA): Directs the Secretary of the Army to grant 
Arlington County a permanent easement as part of the southern 
expansion of Arlington National Cemetery for the purpose of 
commemorating Freedman's Village. (10 minutes)
    49. LaMalfa (CA): Extends the existing sunset provision 
currently set to expire on October 1st, 2019 to October 1st, 
2020. The extension would further prohibit funds from being 
used by the U.S. Air Force for the removal of the Over-the-
Horizon-Backscatter Radar (OTHB) station located in Modoc 
County, CA. (10 minutes)
    50. Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR): Reduces the amount 
authorized for the National Nuclear Security Administration's 
Weapons Account to the amount in the budget request. (10 
minutes)
    51. Panetta (CA), Banks (IN), Fortenberry (NE), Fleischmann 
(TN), Visclosky (IN): Directs the Administrator for Nuclear 
Security to accelerate the elimination of the use of cesium 
chloride in blood irradiation devices. Cesium chloride 
represents a risk because of its potential employment in a 
radiological or `dirty bomb,' and is no longer required due to 
the availability of new treatment technologies that do not 
create a radiological threat. (10 minutes)
    52. Hunter (CA), Garamendi (CA): Contains the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 2017, which supports and strengthens the 
United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save 
lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, 
and facilitate a modern 21st century maritime transportation 
system. (10 minutes)
    53. Curbelo (FL): Authorizes the Navy to lease surplus 
housing units at Naval Air Station, Key West, FL. (10 minutes)
    54. Stefanik (NY), Moulton (MA): Requires foreign-owned 
media outlets based in the United States to submit a report to 
Congress and the FCC on the relationship of such outlet to the 
foreign principal, legal structure of that relationship, and 
funding source. (10 minutes)
    55. Gallagher (WI): Adds the use of immigration programs 
and visas by the Chinese Communist Party to enter the United 
States for the purposes of political, academic, or social 
influence efforts to the strategy required in Section 1252. (10 
minutes)
    56. Graves, Garret (LA): Allows the National Guard to be 
reimbursed in a timely manner in response to an emergency 
declared under the Stafford Act. (10 minutes)
    57. Takano (CA): Creates demonstration project in the Air 
Force for 15-20 Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. (10 
minutes)
    58. Tenney (NY): Provides the Secretary with the ability to 
open certain fitness centers, located at geographically 
separated units, to retirees. (10 minutes)
    59. Lipinski (IL), Roskam (IL), Hultgren (IL), Gonzalez, 
Vicente (TX): Requires an annual report from the Secretary of 
State and the Director of National Intelligence describing 
Iranian expenditures on military and terrorist activities 
outside the country. This report must be submitted annually 
until such time as the Secretary of State determines Iran no 
longer provides support for terrorism. (10 minutes)
    60. Jones (NC): Renames the Department of the Navy to the 
Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. (10 minutes)
    61. Blunt Rochester (DE): Expresses a sense of Congress 
honoring the Dover Air Force Base and specifically the Center 
for Mortuary Affairs. (10 minutes)
    62. Fitzpatrick (PA): Directs the Secretary of Defense to 
implement a process to coordinate annual research requests 
between all services and offices under Department of Defense in 
order to maximize the benefit of each request and minimize 
duplication, and achieve cost savings. (10 minutes)
    63. Fitzpatrick (PA): Directs DOD to conduct a review of 
the foreign currency rates used at disbursement to determine 
whether cost-savings opportunities exist by more consistently 
selecting cost-effective rates. (10 minutes)
    64. Fitzpatrick (PA): Directs the Secretary of Defense to 
raise the priority of completing DOD Directive 2310.07E in 
order to clarify processes and efficiencies in recovering the 
remains of heroes missing in action, via the POW/MIA Accounting 
Agency. (10 minutes)
    65. Poe (TX): Directs the President to impose sanctions on 
two Iranian proxies in Syria and Iraq for terrorism and 
requires report detailing entities in which the IRGC has an 
ownership interest of 33 percent or greater. (10 minutes)
    66. Carbajal (CA): Encourages the Secretary of Defense to 
transition training manuals, emergency guidance, and other 
publications needed to train service members to a mobile app 
which would enable innovative technologies and interaction 
between trainees and information needed to complete training, 
as well as provide a cost-efficient mechanism for less printing 
and less distribution costs. (10 minutes)
    67. Lance (NJ), Pascrell (NJ): Requires each military 
department to carry out a program for awarding medals and other 
commendations to the military working dogs and/or their 
handlers. (10 minutes)
    68. Foster (IL): Requires an independent assessment of 
nuclear forensic analysis conducted by the Federal Government, 
and requires the President to provide to Congress a briefing on 
the involvement of senior-level executive branch leadership in 
recent and planned nuclear terrorism preparedness or response 
exercises. (10 minutes)
    69. Cardenas, Tony (CA): Creates a pilot program to train 
members of the Armed Forces in mindfulness-based stress 
reduction techniques before deploying to combat zones. A report 
on the effect of the program on stress management and post-
traumatic stress disorder. (10 minutes)
    70. Meng (NY): Requires the creation and use of exit 
surveys that will allow DOD to assess the reasons that 
attrition levels for women in the military are higher than for 
men at various career points. (10 minutes)
    71. Meng (NY), Rice, Kathleen (NY), Suozzi (NY), Crowley 
(NY), Jeffries (NY): Authorizes the Jet Noise Reduction Program 
within the Office of Naval Research. (10 minutes)
    72. Meng (NY), Soto (FL): Adds oversight as a 
responsibility of the newly formed Artificial Intelligence and 
Machine Learning Policy and Oversight Council. (10 minutes)
    73. Smith, Adam (WA), Engel (NY), Wilson (FL), Langevin 
(RI), Gallego (AZ): Requires a report from the Secretary of 
Defense on Department of Defense missions, operations, and 
activities in Niger and the broader region. (10 minutes)
    74. Bera (CA): Requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretaries of the VA, Education, and 
Labor, to submit a report to Congress detailing the transfer of 
skills into college credit or technical certifications for 
members of the Armed Forces leaving the military. (10 minutes)
    75. Meadows (NC), Bustos (IL), Loebsack (IA): Promotes 
responsible leasing of DOD property by requiring the Secretary 
of Defense to direct the military departments to certify, prior 
to entering into a new lease, that there is not available DOD 
property which may be reconfigured to support the purpose of 
the proposed lease in a more cost effective manner; and, 
requires a breakout of annual rent plus other costs including 
parking costs for multiple assets associated with a single 
lease; and, requires GAO to submit a one-time report on the 
completeness of these requirements in updating the DOD's Real 
Property Database (RPAD) by the DOD. (10 minutes)
    76. Schiff (CA), Gabbard (HI), Lieu (CA): Requires a report 
by the Secretary of Defense to Congress on the legal basis for 
strikes by the United States against Syrian regime targets in 
April 2017 and April 2018. (10 minutes)
    77. Heck, Denny (WA): Amends the Servicemembers Civil 
Relief Act to permit an individual to provide to a creditor as 
proof of military service, in order to qualify for the active 
service interest rate limitation, a certified letter from a 
commanding officer or any other appropriate indicator of 
military service. A creditor may use information from the 
Defense Manpower Database Center indicating that the individual 
is on active duty. (10 minutes)
    78. Esty (CT): Requires a study on the feasibility of 
requiring service members to apply for VA benefits prior to 
discharge. (10 minutes)
    79. Krishnamoorthi (IL): Requires DoD to report how many 
underemployed reserve members in an employment program are in a 
field that matches their skills and training. (10 minutes)
    80. Gabbard (HI), Thompson, Bennie (MS): Includes a study 
to evaluate the personal protective equipment required by civil 
defense agencies and civilian communities located near active 
volcanic activity to protect against dangers such as sulfur 
dioxide gas and other hazards. This amendment also authorizes 
the transfer or excess Department of Defense personal 
protective equipment to state and local agencies if it is 
determined that the Department of Defense does not require such 
equipment for current or planned requirements. (10 minutes)
    81. Crawford (AR): Authorizes a pilot program to examine 
the feasibility and effectiveness of the Army National Guard 
EOD soldiers in Title 32 status versus using the current 
Mobilization Day EOD soldiers mobilized in Title 10 status to 
provide this support. (10 minutes)
    82. Crawford (AR), Mast (FL): Assigns the Explosive 
Ordnance Disposal research, development, and acquisition 
program to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, 
Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs. (10 minutes)
    83. Castro (TX): Supports Department of Defense efforts to 
deepen multilateral cooperation on disaster response. (10 
minutes)
    84. Thornberry (TX): Directs the Secretary of Defense to 
conduct a joint study with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration on the impact wind farms have on weather radars 
and military operations. (10 minutes)
    85. Lujan (NM), Lujan Grisham (NM), Pearce (NM): Requires 
the Secretary of Defense to select and contract with an 
independent Federally Funded Research and Development Center to 
review, assess and prepare a report on NNSA's strategy for the 
recapitalization of plutonium science and production 
capabilities. It also requires the Secretary of Energy to 
provide briefings on this strategy, and requires the Nuclear 
Weapons Council to provide annual certifications related to 
this effort. (10 minutes)
    86. Biggs (AZ): Expresses the sense of Congress on allied 
contributions to the common defense. Requires the Secretary of 
Defense to submit a report to Congress on annual defense 
spending by ally and partner countries. (10 minutes)
    87. McSally (AZ), Cramer, Kevin (ND): Grants a waiver of 
time limitations so that the Distinguished-Service Cross can be 
awarded to Staff Sgt. Gallegos, a soldier from AZ who was 
killed in Afghanistan in 2009. (10 minutes)
    88. Jackson Lee (TX): Requires Secretary of Defense to 
report to Congress programs and procedures employed to ensure 
students studying abroad through Department of Defense National 
Security Education Programs are trained to recognize, resist, 
and report against recruitment efforts by agents of foreign 
governments. (10 minutes)
    89. Jackson Lee (TX): Provides a report 220 days after 
enactment on the DoD's capacity to provide survivors of natural 
disasters with emergency short term housing. (10 minutes)
    90. Jackson Lee (TX): Directs that the Secretary of DoD 240 
days from enactment will provide a report on the risks posed by 
man-made space debris in low-earth orbit, including 
recommendations on remediation of such risks, and outlines of 
plans to reduce the incident of space debris. (10 minutes)
    91. Jackson Lee (TX): Seeks a report 180 days following 
enactment from the Secretary of DoD, which will include the 
Coast Guard, on the rate of maternity mortality rate among 
members of the Armed Forces and the dependents of such members. 
(10 minutes)
    92. Jackson Lee (TX): Assures that a report already 
required by the bill on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 
Machine Learning will also provide information on the 
``Opportunities and Risks'' related to advances in the area of 
AI and its sub discipline of machine learning. The report shall 
have a classified section. (10 minutes)
    93. Cuellar (TX), Castro (TX), Doggett (TX): Requires the 
Secretary of the Air Force to conduct a core sampling study at 
Joint Base San Antonio--Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to 
determine if any regulated or hazardous substances are present 
along the route of a wastewater pipeline replacement project. 
Requires a report on the results of the core sampling to the 
Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives. (10 minutes)
    94. Yarmuth (KY): Requires the Department of Defense to 
provide estimates of enduring costs funded with Overseas 
Contingency Operations (OCO) funding as part of its budget 
submissions to Congress. This requirement is consistent with 
recommendations made by GAO. (10 minutes)
    95. Maloney, Sean (NY), Gallagher (WI): Improves the 
ability of separating or retiring members of the Armed Forces 
to seek state veterans services by enabling them to elect to 
have their DD-214 shared with county veterans service officers. 
(10 minutes)
    96. Correa (CA), Soto (FL): Requires the Department of 
Defense to conduct a study to determine how they can attract 
and recruit individuals from institutions of higher education, 
including Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American 
Pacific and Islander Serving Institutions with educational 
backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, 
artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity. 
(10 minutes)
    97. Lee, Barbara (CA), Lewis, Jason (MN), Norman (SC), 
Welch (VT), Jones (NC): Instructs the Comptroller General of 
the United States to submit to Congress a report on how funds 
authorized for overseas contingency operations were obligated. 
(10 minutes)
    98. Rohrabacher (CA): Expresses a sense of congress that 
recognizes Dr. Shakil Afridi as an international hero and that 
the Government of Pakistan should release him immediately from 
prison. (10 minutes)
    99. Soto (FL), Schweikert (AZ), Polis (CO): Directs 
Department of Defense to also consider distributed ledger 
technologies (blockchain) when performing their review and 
assessment on advancements in Artificial Intelligence and 
associated technologies like quantum sciences and high-
performance computing. (10 minutes)
    100. Lipinski (IL), Jones (NC), Cramer, Kevin (ND): Grants 
Purple Heart recipients, disabled veterans, Medal of Honor 
recipients, and their caregivers access to Department of 
Defense commissaries and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) 
facilities. (10 minutes)
    101. Lipinski (IL): Directs the Secretary of the Army to 
comply with GAO recommendations regarding armored commercial 
passenger-carrying vehicles in report GAO-17-513. Directs the 
Department of Defense to provide a briefing on the 
implementation of the Department of Defense Instruction O-
2000.16 Volume 1. (10 minutes)
    102. Eshoo (CA): Expresses the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of the Army should explore all possible alternatives 
to the proposed conveyance of 17.1 acres and 126 existing 
housing units known as Shenandoah Square in Mountain View, 
California, including a sublease of the property to an entity 
that can better develop affordable housing on the property in 
one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, to 
avoid displacing families currently living at Shenandoah 
Square. (10 minutes)
    103. Soto (FL): Permanently authorizes the Defense 
Exportability Feature Pilot Program, which encourages program 
management to design and develop technology protection features 
in systems during the research and development stage. (10 
minutes)
    104. Torres (CA): Requires the Secretary of Defense to 
produce a report regarding narcotics trafficking, corruption, 
and illicit campaign finance in Honduras, Guatemala, and El 
Salvador, which shall include the names of government officials 
who have engaged in such acts. (10 minutes)
    105. Wittman (VA): Rectifies a clerical mistake by striking 
``2018'' and inserting ``2019'' in regard to Maritime 
Administration authorization. (10 minutes)
    106. Garrett (VA): Inserts ``foreign'' before ``non-state 
propaganda'' on page 683, line 15. (10 minutes)
    107. Cicilline (RI), Lieu (CA): Requires the Secretary of 
Defense to produce a report analyzing the effects of automation 
within the Defense Industrial Base over the next ten years. (10 
minutes)
    108. Cicilline (RI): Requires a report on the nations, 
organizations, and persons against which the United States has 
taken military action under the authority of the 2001 
Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). (10 
minutes)
    109. Demings (FL), Stefanik (NY): Ensures the Secretary of 
Defense and other NATO countries shall: seek opportunities to 
conduct more NATO naval exercises in the Baltic and Black Sea 
to deter Russian aggression in those regions; and conduct joint 
research to enhance military capabilities. (10 minutes)
    110. Cicilline (RI), Cole (OK): Requires a report on the 
practical impact of U.S. military strikes against Syria on 
April 13, 2018. (10 minutes)
    111. Yoho (FL): Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry 
out a priority equipment purchase program of Department of 
Defense farm equipment to eligible veteran farmers. (10 
minutes)
    112. Marshall (KS): Authorizes the Society of the First 
Infantry Division to make modifications to the First Division 
Monument located on Federal land in Presidential Park, District 
of Columbia. The future additions will honor the members of the 
First Infantry Division who paid the ultimate sacrifice during 
United States operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and 
New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. (10 minutes)
    113. Langevin (RI): Recognizes the importance of Department 
of State political advisors (POLADs) to the Department of 
Defense. (10 minutes)
    114. Langevin (RI): Requires an annual report for no more 
than five years regarding buildings and facilities subject to 
exceptions to accessibility standards. (10 minutes)
    115. Beyer (VA), Meadows (NC): Revises the lowest price 
technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process in 
acquisition government-wide, requiring agencies to avoid LPTA 
use in circumstances that would deny the benefits of cost and 
technical tradeoffs in the source selection process. (10 
minutes)
    116. Young, Don (AK): Calls for a sense of congress that 
the SECAF as part of the strategic basing process for the KC-46 
should continue to place emphasis on and consider the benefits 
derived from locations outside the Continental U.S. (10 
minutes)
    117. Dunn (FL): Supports upgrading 34 existing F-22 Block 
20 trainers to combat-ready F-22 Block 35s. (10 minutes)
    118. Young, Don (AK): Calls for a business case analysis on 
the establishment of an active or classic association and 
additional primary aircraft authorizations for the 168th Air 
Refueling Wing. (10 minutes)
    119. Brown (MD): Amends language in Section 2362(d) of 
Title 10, USC, to ensure that schools which don't receive 
significant DoD funding--such as HBCUs--are more competitive 
against MSIs that receive substantial funding. (10 minutes)
    120. Khanna (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA): Requires Secretary 
Defense to conduct an investigation to determine if coalition 
partners or United States military or intelligence personnel 
violated federal law or department of defense policy while 
conducting operations in Yemen. (10 minutes)
    121. Duncan (TN), Polis (CO), Jones (NC): Calls for the 
Secretary of Defense to submit a report regarding awards and 
commendations presented to any military personnel for cost-
saving ideas during the prior fiscal year and regarding how the 
Secretary plans to expand and streamline such awards programs 
for cost-saving ideas. (10 minutes)
    122. Bacon (NE), Wilson, Joe (SC), Hartzler (MO), Panetta 
(CA): Requires the Secretary of Defense to modify the 
Department of Defense Annual Reports for China, Russia and Iran 
to include influence operations as a matter to be included in 
such reports. (10 minutes)
    123. Gottheimer (NJ), Deutch (FL), Schneider (IL): Adds a 
remembrance of the Holocaust as part of the program to 
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of WWII, and directs the 
Secretary of Defense to consult with the Director of the United 
States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (10 minutes)
    124. Gohmert (TX): Affirms the purpose and role of the 
military chaplancies. (10 minutes)
    125. Bordallo (GU): Provides American companies preference 
on Telecom Services on military bases in the United States and 
its territories. (10 minutes)
    126. Jackson Lee (TX): Provides information on the security 
threats posed by achieving stable quantum computing capability. 
(10 minutes)
    127. Arrington (TX): Requires a report from the Secretary 
of the Air Force no later than February 1, 2019 on how the OA-X 
light attack aircraft experiment program will support partner 
nation requirements in counter terrorism operations. (10 
minutes)
    128. Nolan (MN): Expresses the sense of Congress that a 
strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to the 
national security of the United States. (10 minutes)
    129. Davidson (OH): Adds an additional section on 
describing criteria and methodology used for determining 
military hospital downsizing and closures to a reporting 
requirement contained in the underlying bill. (10 minutes)
    130. Loebsack (IA), Jones (NC), Bustos (IL): Requires the 
Secretary of Defense to perform an assessment of the Science, 
Technology, Engineering, and Math, as well as Maintenance and 
Manufacturing (STEM) workforce for organizations within the 
DOD, identify the types and quantities of STEM jobs needed to 
support future mission work, and identify a plan of action to 
address the STEM jobs gap. (10 minutes)
    131. Schneider (IL), Blum (IA): Authorizes the Boots to 
Business program which helps transitioning service members and 
veterans become entrepreneurs and create jobs through a 
standardized three-step entrepreneurship training track while 
giving access to resources in their local communities. This 
program currently runs as a collaboration between the Small 
Business Administration's Office of Veterans Business 
Development and the Department of Defense's Transition 
Assistance Program. (10 minutes)
    132. Crawford (AR), Mast (FL): Provides the sense of 
Congress on why there is a need for a military explosive 
ordnance disposal intelligence program. (10 minutes)
    133. Evans (PA): Provides grants, financial assistance, 
loans, export assistance, and subcontracting opportunities on 
federal contracts to specified small businesses, organizations, 
state governments, universities, companies, and other entities 
that assist smaller enterprises. (10 minutes)
    134. Frankel (FL), Speier (CA), Poe (TX), Keating (MA): 
Authorizes appropriations for research on women's contributions 
to security at the National Defense University Institute for 
National Security Studies. (10 minutes)
    135. Raskin (MD), Jones (NC): Authorizes $5 million to 
advance the development of canine freeze-dried plasma. (10 
minutes)
    136. Frankel (FL), Poe (TX), Keating (MA), Speier (CA): 
Amends the FY18 NDAA requirement for the President to develop a 
national strategy for countering violent extremism to require 
the President's analysis to account for the unique factors that 
lead women to act as preventers or supporters of violent 
extremism, and the ways in which women are targeted as victims 
of violent extremism. (10 minutes)
    137. Coffman (CO): Requires the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, to 
develop a briefing detailing the costs, risks, and operational 
benefits of leveraging commercial satellite servicing 
capabilities for national security satellite systems. (10 
minutes)
    138. Shea-Porter (NH): Report on DoD security cooperation 
programs and activities in certain foreign countries, to 
include lessons learned and best practices with respect to DoD 
security cooperation programs and recommendations. (10 minutes)
    139. Sinema (AZ), Fitzpatrick (PA), Budd (NC): Directs the 
Secretaries of Defense, State, and Treasury, in coordination 
with appropriate federal officials, to report to Congress on 
the current funding mechanisms used by Islamic State and 
affiliated entities; the most likely future financing 
mechanisms available to Islamic State and affiliated entities; 
and US efforts to deny access to such funding mechanisms. (10 
minutes)
    140. Sinema (AZ): Expresses a sense of Congress that 
wildfires endanger national security and directs DOD to issue a 
report on wildfire suppression capabilities within the active 
and reserve components of the Armed Forces, including the 
Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Program, and interagency 
cooperation with the Forest Service and the Department of the 
Interior. (10 minutes)
    141. Sinema (AZ), Hollingsworth (IN): Ensures that the 
Transition Assistance Program (TAP) helps servicemembers obtain 
sufficient financial literacy to effectively leverage conferred 
benefits and opportunities for employment, education, 
vocational training, and entrepreneurship by requiring the 
Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on actions the 
Secretary intends to take to effectively incorporate financial 
literacy as part of the TAP. (10 minutes)
    142. Newhouse (WA): Extends the authorization for the 
Office of River Protection through 2024. (10 minutes)
    143. Graves, Garret (LA): Gives the Secretary of the 
respective branch of the military the ability to award the 
Vietnam Service Medal to participants of Operation End Sweep. 
(10 minutes)
    144. Schrader (OR), Welch (VT), Blum (IA), Blumenauer (OR), 
Norman (SC), Rooney, Francis (FL): Requires DOD to report to 
Congress on ways they are finding and implementing savings laid 
out by the 2015 Defense Business Board report and for 
alternative recommendations to achieve cost-savings. (10 
minutes)
    145. Stefanik (NY), McEachin (VA): Modifies federal hiring 
authority to make it easier to hire military spouses. (10 
minutes)
    146. Thornberry (TX): Specifies the grade of officers 
serving as Attending Physician to the Congress and the grade of 
Chiefs of Chaplains. (10 minutes)
    147. Stefanik (NY), Langevin (RI): Establishes a National 
Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to conduct 
a comprehensive and national-level review of advances in AI, 
machine learning, and associated technologies and make near-
term, actionable recommendations to address our national 
security needs. (10 minutes)
    148. Taylor (VA): Allows Defense Access Road program funds 
to be utilized to conduct construction and maintenance on 
highways affected by recurrent flooding and sea level rise. (10 
minutes)
    149. Thornberry (TX): Expresses a sense of Congress that 
design, manufacturing, and repair of the technology in unmanned 
ground vehicles is critical to national security. (10 minutes)
    150. Palmer (AL): Requires a briefing by the Secretary of 
the Air Force on the need for additional recruitment measures 
for Space related career fields. (10 minutes)
    151. Kelly (PA): Prohibits funds from being used to 
implement the UN Arms Trade Treaty unless the Senate approves a 
resolution of ratification for the Treaty and implementing 
legislation for the Treaty has been enacted into law. (10 
minutes)
    152. Nolan (MN): Clarifies and makes certain specifications 
for the troop reporting requirement and the use of waivers. (10 
minutes)
    153. Johnson, Sam (TX): Commissions a study to ascertain 
the impact of Medicare premiums on veterans on Social Security 
Disability Insurance returning to work. (10 minutes)
    154. Barr (KY): Authorizes the establishment of up to 100 
new JROTC units in low-income and rural areas and strengthens 
the JROTC program to promote military readiness. (10 minutes)
    155. Carbajal (CA): Changes ``Management'' on page 230 and 
page 231 to ``Medical''. (10 minutes)
    156. Reed (NY): Directs the Secretary of Defense and 
Secretary of the Navy to submit a report to Congress on the 
impacts to our national defense and manufacturing base 
resulting from a potential relocation of production of steam 
turbines for aircraft carriers and submarines. (10 minutes)
    157. Hastings, Alcee (FL): Authorizes the Secretary of 
Defense to establish a joint Military Transition Outreach Pilot 
Program for contacting service-members within 30-90 days post-
separation and/or retirement from active duty. (10 minutes)
    158. Foster (IL): Requires a report on the status of the 
countermeasures test program. The report shall include an 
evaluation and response to the 2010 JASON report titled ``MDA 
Discrimination.'' (10 minutes)
    159. Jackson Lee (TX): Seeks an assessment, from the 
Secretary of Defense, of the strategies that may be used to 
reduce the security threat posed by active shooter incidents at 
public elementary schools and secondary schools located on the 
grounds of Federal military installations. (10 minutes)
    160. Flores (TX): Expresses the sense of Congress that the 
Air Force should consider long-term university partnerships, 
similar to arrangements in the Army and Navy, to conduct 
research as well as science and engineering education for next-
generation hypersonics capabilities. (10 minutes)
    161. Cramer, Kevin (ND), Schiff (CA), Ratcliffe (TX), Hice, 
Jody (GA), Meadows (NC): Directs the SECDEF to include the 
names of the seventy-four crew of the USS Frank E. Evans killed 
on June 3, 1969 on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. (10 
minutes)
    162. Foster (IL): Requires a report on costs relating to 
ballistic, cruise, and hypersonic defenses of the United 
States. (10 minutes)
    163. Hartzler (MO), Garamendi (CA), Hanabusa (HI), Rosen 
(NV), Scott, Austin (GA): Expands DOD's authority to interdict 
drones to include mobility airlift bases. (10 minutes)
    164. Lujan (NM): Creates a manufacturing engineering 
education program to provide advanced manufacturing training to 
support the missions for the DOE National Security Laboratories 
and the NNSA sites. (10 minutes)
    165. McClintock (CA): Authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to retain fees for medical services provided in units 
of the National Park System. (10 minutes)
    166. Rohrabacher (CA): Requires a report on the potential 
strategic benefits from security cooperation with the 
government of Eritrea. (10 minutes)
    167. Shea-Porter (NH): States that before and during 
security sector assistance (SSA) missions, DoD reports to the 
congressional defense committees assessing US and host nation-
shared SSA objectives; evaluating host nation's political, 
social, economic, diplomatic, and historical context that may 
impair or inhibit the effectiveness of SSA; assessing the 
sustainability of support provided to foreign countries 
participating in SSA; and describing measures taken to ensure 
foreign countries participating in SSA do not become dependent 
on the SSA the United States provides. (10 minutes)
    168. Ferguson (GA): Ensures competition in the commercial 
e-commerce portal procurement program to foster a marketplace 
that provides the best products at the best prices. (10 
minutes)

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan Grisham of New 
            Mexico or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 2__. COLLABORATION BETWEEN DEFENSE LABORATORIES, INDUSTRY, AND 
                    ACADEMIA; OPEN CAMPUS PROGRAM.

  (a) Collaboration.--The Secretary of Defense may carry out 
activities to prioritize innovative collaboration between 
Department of Defense laboratories, industry, and academia.
  (b) Open Campus Program.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
Secretary of Defense, acting through the Commander of the Air 
Force Research Laboratory, may develop and implement an open 
campus program for the Laboratory which shall be modeled after 
the open campus program of the Army Research Laboratory.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan Grisham of New 
            Mexico or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 2__. ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR PERSONNEL OF DEPARTMENT 
                    OF DEFENSE LABORATORIES.

  In order to promote a strong, lasting foundation for the 
national innovation ecosystem and increase the positive 
economic and social impact of federally funded research, the 
Secretary of Defense may--
          (1) carry out a program (commonly known as an ``I-
        Corps program'') under which entrepreneurship and 
        commercialization education, training, and mentoring is 
        provided to personnel of Department of Defense 
        laboratories; and
          (2) determine eligibility requirements for the 
        program.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Guthrie of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. PRODUCTION AND USE OF NATURAL GAS AT FORT KNOX.

  (a) Production and Use of Natural Gas at Fort Knox.--Chapter 
449 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at 
the end the following new section:

``Sec. 4782. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, and use at 
                    Fort Knox, Kentucky

  ``(a) Authority.--(1) The Secretary of the Army may provide 
for the production, treatment, management, and use of natural 
gas located under Fort Knox, Kentucky, without regard to 
section 3 of the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands (30 
U.S.C. 352).
  ``(2) The Secretary is authorized to enter into a contract 
with an appropriate entity to carry out paragraph (1).
  ``(b) Limitation on Uses.--Any natural gas produced under 
subsection (a) may be used only to support activities and 
operations at Fort Knox and may not be sold for use elsewhere.
  ``(c) Ownership of Facilities.--The Secretary of the Army may 
take ownership of any gas production and treatment equipment 
and facilities and associated infrastructure from an entity 
with which the Secretary has entered into a contract under 
subsection (a) in accordance with the terms of the contract.
  ``(d) Applicability.--The authority of the Secretary of the 
Army under this section is effective as of August 2, 2007.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
following new item:
``4782. Natural gas: production, treatment, management, and use at Fort 
          Knox, Kentucky.''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Suozzi of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAMS.

  (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
          (1) The Department of Defense has identified nearly 
        39,500 sites that fall under the installation 
        restoration program sites and munitions response sites.
          (2) The installation response program addresses 
        contamination from hazardous substances, pollutants, or 
        contaminants and active military installations, 
        formerly used defense site properties, and base 
        realignment and closure locations in the United States.
          (3) Munitions response sites are known or suspected 
        to contain unexploded ordnance, discarded military 
        munitions, or munitions constitutes are addressed 
        through the military munitions response program.
          (4) The installation restoration program sites and 
        munitions response sites have had significant impacts 
        on state and local governments that have had to bear 
        the increased costs of environmental degradation, 
        notably groundwater contamination, and local 
        populations that have had to live with the consequences 
        of contaminated drinking, including increased health 
        concerns and decreasing property values.
          (5) Through the end of fiscal year 2017, the 
        Department of Defense had achieved response complete at 
        86 percent of installation restoration program sites 
        and munitions response sites, but projects that it will 
        fall short of meeting its goal of 90 percent by the end 
        of fiscal year 2018.
          (6) The fiscal year 2019 budget request for 
        environmental restoration and base realignment and 
        closure amounted to nearly $1,318,320,000, a decrease 
        of $53,429,000 from the amount authorized in the 
        National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
        (Public Law 115-91).
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the environmental restoration and base 
        realignment and closure programs are important for the 
        protection of the environment, the health of the 
        military and civilian personnel and their families who 
        live and work on military installations, to ensure that 
        current and legacy military operations do not adversely 
        affect the health or environments of surrounding 
        communities;
          (2) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces 
        should seek to reduce the financial burden on state and 
        local government who are bearing significant costs of 
        cleanup stemming from defense related activities;
          (3) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces 
        should expedite and streamline cleanup at locations 
        where contamination is having a direct impact on 
        civilian access to clean drinking water;
          (4) the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces 
        should continue to engage with and help allay local 
        community concerns about the safety of the drinking 
        water due to environmental degradation caused by 
        defense related activities; and
          (5) the Department of Defense should seek 
        opportunities to accelerate environmental restoration 
        efforts where feasible, to include programming 
        additional resources for response actions, investing in 
        technology solutions that may expedite response 
        actions, improving contracting procedures, increasing 
        contracting capacity, and seeking opportunities for 
        partnerships and other cooperative approaches.
  (c) Briefing Required.--Not later than 120 days after 
enactment of this Act, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
Energy, Installations, and Environment shall provide a briefing 
to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
Representatives on initiatives being pursued to accelerate 
environmental restoration efforts.
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  5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO CHANGES TO MILITARY 
                    UNIFORM COMPONENTS.

  (a) DLA Notification.--The Secretary of a military department 
shall notify the Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency of 
plans to make changes to a service member uniform or service 
member uniform component. Such notification shall be made not 
less than three years prior to the uniform change.
  (b) Contractor Notification.--The Commander of the Defense 
Logistics Agency shall notify a contractor when one of the 
military services plans to make a change to a military uniform 
component that is provided by that contractor. Such a 
notification shall be made not less than 12 months prior to any 
announcement of a public solicitation for the manufacture of 
the new uniform components.
  (c) Waiver.--If the Secretary of a military department or the 
Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency determines that the 
notification requirement under subsection (a) would adversely 
impact operational safety, force protection, or national 
security interests of the United States, the secretary or the 
Commander may waive such requirement.
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6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Connolly of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. ASSESSMENT, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION OF SECURITY 
                    COOPERATION.

  (a) Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Security 
Cooperation Activities.--Of the amount for Operations and 
Maintenance, Defense-wide made available to the Defense 
Security Cooperation Agency for fiscal year 2019, not less than 
$12,000,000 shall be allocated for the assessment, monitoring, 
and evaluation of security cooperation activities in accordance 
with section 383 of title 10, United States Code.
  (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Of the amount for Operation 
and Maintenance, Defense-wide made available to the Department 
of Defense for fiscal year 2019 for activities under section 
333 of title 10, United States Code, not more than 50 percent 
may be expended until the Secretary presents to Congress a 
written plan for the expenditure of the amount allocated under 
subsection (a), including--
          (1) a description of the activities planned for 
        fiscal year 2019 for the evaluation of security 
        cooperation programs across the security cooperation 
        enterprise, including through chapter 16 of title 10, 
        United States Code, the Afghanistan Security Forces 
        Fund, the Counter-ISIL Fund, the cooperative threat 
        reduction program, and other security cooperation 
        authorities as appropriate; and
          (2) a description of the activities planned for 
        fiscal year 2019 for the training, support, and 
        organization of the Department to effectively carry out 
        responsibilities under section 383 of title 10, United 
        States Code.
  (c) Offset.--In section 4301 of division D, relating to 
operation and maintenance, Navy, reduce the amount for 
administration, Line 510, by $6,000,000.
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. JOINT TASK FORCE FOR EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL AND 
                    COUNTERING IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES IN UNITED 
                    STATES NORTHERN COMMAND.

  (a) Plan Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
Secretary of Defense shall provide to the congressional defense 
committees an unclassified plan on how the United States 
Northern Command will organize a Joint Task Force for Explosive 
Ordnance Disposal and Countering Improvised Explosive Devices, 
over the full range of military operations, including--
          (1) combatant commander's daily operational 
        requirements on joint mission command of explosive 
        ordnance disposal force planning;
          (2) protection of the Commander in Chief and critical 
        infrastructures; and
          (3) immediate response assistance to civil 
        authorities on improvised explosive devices, military 
        munitions, and explosives technical advice provided at 
        the incident scene.
  (b) Elements.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall 
include each of the following:
          (1) An identification of the person to whom the 
        commander of the joint task force reports.
          (2) A description of how the Joint Task Force on 
        Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Countering Improvised 
        Explosive Devices would implement its responsibilities 
        under sections 377, 380, 381, 382 and 383 of title 10 
        United States Code, and Department of Defense 
        Directives 5111.13 and 5111.18.
          (3) An example of the standing execution order of the 
        Joint Chiefs that would identify the rotation of 
        tactical units as forces for the Joint Task Force for 
        Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Countering Improvised 
        Explosive Devices during each of fiscal years 2020 
        through 2025.
          (4) A description of whether, in leveraging, 
        integrating, and aligning United States Government 
        efforts, the joint task force plans to detail the 
        explosive ordnance disposal qualified liaison personnel 
        of the joint task force to, or host liaison personnel 
        from, or a combination thereof at any of the following:
                  (A) The National Joint Terrorism Task Force.
                  (B) The National Explosives Task Force.
                  (C) The Critical Incident Response Group.
                  (D) The Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical 
                Center.
                  (E) The Bomb Data Center.
                  (F) The National Center for Explosives 
                Training and Research.
                  (G) The Hazardous Devices School.
                  (H) The Office of Bombing Prevention.
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Amodei of Nevada or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

    DIVISION E--NATIONAL STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS PRODUCTION

SEC. 4801. FINDINGS.

  Congress finds that--
          (1) in agreement with Executive Order 13806, a 
        healthy manufacturing and defense industrial base and 
        resilient supply chains are essential to the economic 
        strength and national security of the United States. 
        Modern supply chains, however are often long and the 
        ability of the United States to manufacture or obtain 
        goods critical to national security could be hampered 
        by an inability to obtain various essential components, 
        which themselves may not be directly related to 
        national security;
          (2) in agreement with Executive Order 13817, the 
        United States is heavily reliant on imports of certain 
        mineral commodities that are vital to the Nation's 
        security and economic prosperity;
          (3) this dependency of the United States on foreign 
        sources creates a strategic vulnerability for both its 
        economy and military to adverse foreign government 
        actons, natural disaster, and other events that can 
        disrupt supply of these key minerals. Increased 
        private-sector domestic exploration, production, 
        recycling, and reprocessing of critical minerals, and 
        support for efforts to identify more commonly available 
        technological alternatives to these minerals, will 
        reduce our dependence on imports, preserve our 
        leadership in technological innovation, support job 
        creation, improve national security and balance of 
        trade, and enhance the technological superiority and 
        readiness of our Armed Forces, which are among the 
        Nation's most significant consumers of critical 
        minerals;
          (4) the industrialization of developing nations has 
        driven demand for nonfuel minerals necessary for 
        telecommunications, military technologies, healthcare 
        technologies, and conventional and renewable energy 
        technologies;
          (5) the availability of minerals and mineral 
        materials are essential for economic growth, national 
        security, technological innovation, and the 
        manufacturing and agricultural supply chain;
          (6) minerals and mineral materials are critical 
        components of every transportation, water, 
        telecommunications, and energy infrastructure project 
        necessary to modernize the crumbling infrastructure of 
        the United States;
          (7) the exploration, production, processing, use, and 
        recycling of minerals contribute significantly to the 
        economic well-being, security, and general welfare of 
        the United States; and
          (8) the United States has vast mineral resources but 
        is becoming increasingly dependent on foreign sources 
        of mineral resources, as demonstrated by the fact 
        that--
                  (A) 25 years ago, the United States was 
                dependent on foreign sources for 45 nonfuel 
                mineral materials, of which--
                          (i) 8 were imported by the United 
                        States to fulfill 100 percent of the 
                        requirements of the United States for 
                        those nonfuel mineral materials; and
                          (ii) 19 were imported by the United 
                        States to fulfill greater than 50 
                        percent of the requirements of the 
                        United States for those nonfuel mineral 
                        materials;
                  (B) by 2015 the import dependence of the 
                United States for nonfuel mineral materials 
                increased from dependence on the import of 45 
                nonfuel mineral materials to dependence on the 
                import of 47 nonfuel mineral materials, of 
                which--
                          (i) 19 were imported by the United 
                        States to fulfill 100 percent of the 
                        requirements of the United States for 
                        those nonfuel mineral materials; and
                          (ii) 22 were imported by the United 
                        States to fulfill greater than 50 
                        percent of the requirements of the 
                        United States for those nonfuel mineral 
                        materials;
                  (C) according to the Department of Energy, 
                the United States imports greater than 50 
                percent of the 41 metals and minerals key to 
                clean energy applications;
                  (D) the United States share of worldwide 
                mineral exploration dollars was 7 percent in 
                2015, down from 19 percent in the early 1990s;
                  (E) the 2014 Ranking of Countries for Mining 
                Investment, which ranks 25 major mining 
                countries, found that 7- to 10-year permitting 
                delays are the most significant risk to mining 
                projects in the United States; and
                  (F) in late 2016, the Government 
                Accountability Office found that--
                          (i) ``the Federal government's 
                        approach to addressing critical 
                        materials supply issues has not been 
                        consistent with selected key practices 
                        for interagency collaboration, such as 
                        ensuring that agencies' roles and 
                        responsibilities are clearly defined''; 
                        and
                          (ii) ``the Federal critical materials 
                        approach faces other limitations, 
                        including data limitations and a focus 
                        on only a subset of critical materials, 
                        a limited focus on domestic production 
                        of critical materials, and limited 
                        engagement with industry''.

SEC. 4802. DEFINITIONS.

  In this division:
          (1) Agency.--The term ``agency'' means--
                  (A) any agency, department, or other unit of 
                Federal, State, local, or tribal government; or
                  (B) an Alaska Native Corporation.
          (2) Alaska native corporation.--The term ``Alaska 
        Native Corporation'' has the meaning given the term 
        ``Native Corporation'' in section 3 of the Alaska 
        Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1602).
          (3) Lead agency.--The term ``lead agency'' means the 
        agency with primary responsibility for issuing a 
        mineral exploration or mine permit for a project.
          (4) Mineral exploration or mine permit.--The term 
        ``mineral exploration or mine permit'' includes--
                  (A) an authorization of the Bureau of Land 
                Management or the Forest Service, as 
                applicable, for premining activities that 
                requires an environmental impact statement or 
                similar analysis under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.);
                  (B) a plan of operations issued by--
                          (i) the Bureau of Land Management 
                        under subpart 3809 of part 3800 of 
                        title 43, Code of Federal Regulations 
                        (or successor regulations); or
                          (ii) the Forest Service under subpart 
                        A of part 228 of title 36, Code of 
                        Federal Regulations (or successor 
                        regulations); and
                  (C) a permit issued under an authority 
                described in section 3503.13 of title 43, Code 
                of Federal regulations (or successor 
                regulations).
          (5) Project.--The term ``project'' means a project 
        for which the issuance of a permit is required to 
        conduct activities for, relating to, or incidental to 
        mineral exploration, mining, beneficiation, processing, 
        or reclamation activities--
                  (A) on a mining claim, millsite claim, or 
                tunnel site claim for any locatable mineral; or
                  (B) in conjunction with any Federal mineral 
                (other than coal and oil shale) that is leased 
                under--
                          (i) the Mineral Leasing Act for 
                        Acquired Lands (30 U.S.C. 351 et seq.); 
                        or
                          (ii) section 402 of Reorganization 
                        Plan Numbered 3 of 1946 (5 U.S.C. 
                        App.).

SEC. 4803. IMPROVING DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS.

  (a) Definition of Strategic and Critical Minerals.--In this 
section, the term ``strategic and critical minerals'' means 
minerals that are necessary--
          (1) for the national defense and national security 
        requirements, including supply chain resiliency;
          (2) for the energy infrastructure of the United 
        States, including--
                  (A) pipelines;
                  (B) refining capacity;
                  (C) electrical power generation and 
                transmission; and
                  (D) renewable energy production;
          (3) for community resiliency, coastal restoration, 
        and ecological sustainability for the coastal United 
        States;
          (4) to support domestic manufacturing, agriculture, 
        housing, telecommunications, healthcare, and 
        transportation infrastructure; or
          (5) for the economic security of, and balance of 
        trade in, the United States.
  (b) Consideration of Certain Domestic Mines as Infrastructure 
Projects.--A domestic mine that, as determined by the lead 
agency, will provide strategic and critical minerals shall be 
considered to be an infrastructure project, as described in 
Executive Order 13807.

SEC. 4804. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LEAD AGENCY.

  (a) In General.--The lead agency shall appoint a project lead 
within the lead agency, who shall coordinate and consult with 
cooperating agencies and any other agencies involved in the 
permitting process, project proponents, and contractors to 
ensure that cooperating agencies and other agencies involved in 
the permitting process, project proponents, and contractors--
          (1) minimize delays;
          (2) set and adhere to timelines and schedules for 
        completion of the permitting process;
          (3) set clear permitting goals; and
          (4) track progress against those goals.
  (b) Determination Under NEPA.--
          (1) In general.--To the extent that the National 
        Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
        seq.) applies to the issuance of any mineral 
        exploration or mine permit, the requirements of that 
        Act shall be considered to have been procedurally and 
        substantively satisfied if the lead agency determines 
        that any State or Federal agency acting under State or 
        Federal law has addressed or will address the following 
        factors:
                  (A) The environmental impact of the action to 
                be conducted under the permit.
                  (B) Possible adverse environmental effects of 
                actions under the permit.
                  (C) Possible alternatives to issuance of the 
                permit.
                  (D) The relationship between long- and short-
                term uses of the local environment and the 
                maintenance and enhancement of long-term 
                productivity.
                  (E) Any irreversible and irretrievable 
                commitment of resources that would be involved 
                in the proposed action.
                  (F) That public participation will occur 
                during the decisionmaking process for 
                authorizing actions under the permit.
          (2) Written requirement.--In making a determination 
        under paragraph (1), not later than 90 days after 
        receipt of an application for the permit, the lead 
        agency, in a written record of decision, shall--
                  (A) explain the rationale used in reaching 
                the determination;
                  (B) state the facts in the record that are 
                the basis for the determination; and
                  (C) show that the facts in the record could 
                allow a reasonable person to reach the same 
                determination as the lead agency did.
  (c) Coordination on Permitting Process.--
          (1) In general.--The lead agency shall enhance 
        government coordination for the permitting process by--
                  (A) avoiding duplicative reviews;
                  (B) minimizing paperwork; and
                  (C) engaging other agencies and stakeholders 
                early in the process.
          (2) Considerations.--In carrying out paragraph (1), 
        the lead agency shall consider--
                  (A) deferring to, and relying on, baseline 
                data, analyses, and reviews performed by State 
                agencies with jurisdiction over the proposed 
                project; and
                  (B) to the maximum extent practicable, 
                conducting any consultations or reviews 
                concurrently rather than sequentially if the 
                concurrent consultation or review would 
                expedite the process.
          (3) Memorandum of agency agreement.--If requested at 
        any time by a State or local planning agency, the lead 
        agency, in consultation with other Federal agencies 
        with relevant jurisdiction in the environmental review 
        process, may establish memoranda of agreement with the 
        project sponsor, State and local governments, and other 
        appropriate entities to accomplish the coordination 
        activities described in this subsection.
  (d) Schedule for Permitting Process.--
          (1) In general.--For any project for which the lead 
        agency cannot make the determination described 
        subsection (b), at the request of a project proponent, 
        the lead agency, cooperating agencies, and any other 
        agencies involved with the mineral exploration or mine 
        permitting process shall enter into an agreement with 
        the project proponent that sets time limits for each 
        part of the permitting process, including--
                  (A) the decision on whether to prepare an 
                environmental impact statement or similar 
                analysis required under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.);
                  (B) a determination of the scope of any 
                environmental impact statement or similar 
                analysis required under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.);
                  (C) the scope of, and schedule for, the 
                baseline studies required to prepare an 
                environmental impact statement or similar 
                analysis required under the National 
                Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 
                4321 et seq.);
                  (D) preparation of any draft environmental 
                impact statement or similar analysis required 
                under the National Environmental Policy Act of 
                1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
                  (E) preparation of a final environmental 
                impact statement or similar analysis required 
                under the National Environmental Policy Act of 
                1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.);
                  (F) any consultations required under 
                applicable law;
                  (G) submission and review of any comments 
                required under applicable law;
                  (H) publication of any public notices 
                required under applicable law; and
                  (I) any final or interim decisions.
          (2) Time limit for permitting process.--Except if 
        extended by mutual agreement of the project proponent 
        and the lead agency, the time period for the total 
        review process described in paragraph (1) shall not 
        exceed 30 months.
  (e) Limitation on Addressing Public Comments.--The lead 
agency shall not be required to address any agency or public 
comments that were not submitted--
          (1) during a public comment period or consultation 
        period provided during the permitting process; or
          (2) as otherwise required by law.
  (f) Financial Assurance.--The lead agency shall determine the 
amount of financial assurance required for reclamation of a 
mineral exploration or mining site, on the condition that the 
financial assurance shall cover the estimated cost if the lead 
agency were to contract with a third party to reclaim the 
operations according to the reclamation plan, including 
construction and maintenance costs for any treatment facilities 
necessary to meet Federal, State, or tribal environmental 
standards.
  (g) Projects Within National Forests.--With respect to 
projects on National Forest System land, the lead agency 
shall--
          (1) exempt from the requirements of part 294 of title 
        36, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
        regulations)--
                  (A) all areas of identified mineral resources 
                in land use designations, other than 
                nondevelopment land use designations, in 
                existence on the date of enactment of this 
                division; and
                  (B) all additional routes and areas that the 
                lead agency determines necessary to facilitate 
                the construction, operation, maintenance, and 
                restoration of an area described in paragraph 
                (1); and
          (2) continue to apply the exemptions described in 
        paragraph (1) after the date on which approval of the 
        minerals plan of operations described in section 
        3(4)(B)(ii) for the National Forest System land.
  (h) Application to Existing Permit Applications.--
          (1) In general.--This section applies to a mineral 
        exploration or mine permit for which an application was 
        submitted before the date of enactment of this division 
        if the applicant for the permit submits a written 
        request to the lead agency for the permit.
          (2) Implementation.--The lead agency shall begin 
        implementing this section with respect to an 
        application described in paragraph (1) not later than 
        30 days after the date on which the lead agency 
        receives the written request for the permit.

SEC. 4805. FEDERAL REGISTER PROCESS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION AND MINING 
                    PROJECTS.

  (a) Departmental Review.--Absent any extraordinary 
circumstances, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior 
or the Secretary of Agriculture, as applicable, and except as 
otherwise required by law, the Secretary of the Interior or the 
Secretary of Agriculture, as applicable, shall ensure that each 
Federal Register notice associated with the issuance of a 
mineral exploration or mine permit and required by law shall 
be--
          (1) subject to any required reviews within the 
        Department of the Interior or the Department of 
        Agriculture, as applicable; and
          (2) published in final form in the Federal Register 
        not later than 45 days after the date of initial 
        preparation of the notice.
  (b) Preparation.--The preparation of any Federal Register 
notice described in subsection (a) shall be delegated to the 
organizational level within the lead agency.
  (c) Transmission.--All Federal Register notices described in 
subsection (a) regarding official document availability, 
announcements of meetings, or notices of intent to undertake an 
action shall originate in, and be transmitted to the Federal 
Register from, the office in which, as applicable--
          (1) the documents or meetings are held; or
          (2) the activity is initiated.

SEC. 4806. SECRETARIAL ORDER NOT AFFECTED.

  This division shall not apply to any mineral described in 
Secretarial Order 3324, issued by the Secretary of the Interior 
on December 3, 2012, in any area to which the order applies.
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 9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan Grisham of New 
            Mexico or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title V, insert the following new 
section:

SEC. 528. ENTREPRENEURIAL SABBATICAL FOR SCIENTISTS EMPLOYED AT DEFENSE 
                    LABORATORIES.

  The Secretary of Defense may prescribe regulations that 
permit scientists employed at defense laboratories to take 
unpaid sabbaticals from such employment to work in the private 
sector. Such regulations may address issues including conflict 
of interest and the risk and impact to mission if critical 
positions are unfilled due to a sabbatical.
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     10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McGovern of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 5__. ATOMIC VETERANS SERVICE MEDAL.

  (a) Service Medal Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
design and produce a military service medal, to be known as the 
``Atomic Veterans Service Medal'', to honor retired and former 
members of the Armed Forces who are radiation-exposed veterans 
(as such term is defined in section 1112(c)(3) of title 38, 
United States Code).
  (b) Distribution of Medal.--
          (1) Issuance to retired and former members.--At the 
        request of a radiation-exposed veteran, the Secretary 
        of Defense shall issue the Atomic Veterans Service 
        Medal to the veteran.
          (2) Issuance to next-of-kin.--In the case of a 
        radiation-exposed veteran who is deceased, the 
        Secretary may provide for issuance of the Atomic 
        Veterans Service Medal to the next-of-kin of the 
        person.
          (3) Application.--The Secretary shall prepare and 
        disseminate as appropriate an application by which 
        radiation-exposed veterans and their next-of-kin may 
        apply to receive the Atomic Veterans Service Medal.
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    11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kuster of New 
          Hampshire or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title VII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 7__. REPORT ON MHS GENESIS ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM.

  Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees a report outlining the 
corrective actions that were taken based on the results of the 
Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Report prior to 
fielding the electronic health record system known as MHS 
Genesis to additional military medical treatment facilities 
beyond such facilities participating in the initial operational 
testing and evaluation of MHS Genesis.
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schneider of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 368, after line 24, insert the following:
  (c) Improvements to Technical and Business Assistance.--
Section 9(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(q)) is 
amended--
          (1) in the subsection heading, by inserting ``and 
        Business'' after ``Technical'';
          (2) in paragraph (1)--
                  (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                (A)--
                          (i) by striking ``a vendor selected 
                        under paragraph (2)'' and inserting ``1 
                        or more vendors selected under 
                        paragraph (2)(A)'';
                          (ii) by inserting ``and business'' 
                        before ``assistance services''; and
                          (iii) by inserting ``assistance with 
                        product sales, intellectual property 
                        protections, market research, market 
                        validation, and development of 
                        regulatory plans and manufacturing 
                        plans,'' after ``technologies,''; and
                  (B) in subparagraph (D), by inserting ``, 
                including intellectual property protections'' 
                before the period at the end;
          (3) in paragraph (2)--
                  (A) by striking ``Each agency may select a 
                vendor to assist small business concerns to 
                meet'' and inserting the following:
                  ``(A) In general.--Each agency may select 1 
                or more vendors from which small business 
                concerns may obtain assistance in meeting''; 
                and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(B) Selection by small business concern.--A 
                small business concern may, by contract or 
                otherwise, select 1 or more vendors to assist 
                the small business concern in meeting the goals 
                listed in paragraph (1).''; and
          (4) in paragraph (3)--
                  (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``paragraph 
                (2)'' each place it appears;
                  (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``$5,000 
                per year'' each place it appears and inserting 
                ``$6,500 per year'';
                  (C) in subparagraph (B)--
                          (i) by striking ``$5,000 per year'' 
                        each place it appears and inserting 
                        ``$50,000 per project''; and
                          (ii) in clause (ii), by striking 
                        ``which shall be in addition to the 
                        amount of the recipient's award'' and 
                        inserting ``which may, as determined 
                        appropriate by the head of the agency, 
                        be included as part of the recipient's 
                        award or be in addition to the amount 
                        of the recipient's award'';
                  (D) in subparagraph (C)--
                          (i) by inserting ``or business'' 
                        after ``technical'';
                          (ii) by striking ``the vendor'' and 
                        inserting ``a vendor''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the 
                        following: ``Business-related services 
                        aimed at improving the 
                        commercialization success of a small 
                        business concern may be obtained from 
                        an entity, such as a public or private 
                        organization or an agency of or other 
                        entity established or funded by a State 
                        that facilitates or accelerates the 
                        commercialization of technologies or 
                        assists in the creation and growth of 
                        private enterprises that are 
                        commercializing technology.'';
                  (E) in subparagraph (D)--
                          (i) by inserting ``or business'' 
                        after ``technical'' each place it 
                        appears; and
                          (ii) in clause (i), by striking ``the 
                        vendor'' and inserting ``1 or more 
                        vendors''; and
                  (F) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(E) Multiple award recipients.--The 
                Administrator shall establish a limit on the 
                amount of technical and business assistance 
                services that may be received or purchased 
                under subparagraph (B) by a small business 
                concern that has received multiple Phase II 
                SBIR or STTR awards for a fiscal year.''.
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   13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McKinley of West 
           Virginia or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title VIII, add the following:

SEC. 8__. ADDITION OF DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED DINNER WARE TO THE BERRY 
                    AMENDMENT.

  (a) In General.--Section 2533a(b) of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Dinner ware.''.
  (b) Effective Date.--Section 2533a(b)(3) of title 10, United 
States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with 
respect to contracts entered into after the date that is one 
year after the date of enactment of this Act.
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 14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lawson of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 861. COMMERCIALIZATION ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM.

  Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(tt) Commercialization Assistance Pilot Programs.--
          ``(1) Pilot programs implemented.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), not later than one year after 
                the date of the enactment of this subsection, a 
                covered agency shall implement a 
                commercialization assistance pilot program, 
                under which an eligible entity may receive a 
                subsequent Phase II SBIR award.
                  ``(B) Exception.--If the Administrator 
                determines that a covered agency has a program 
                that is sufficiently similar to the 
                commercialization assistance pilot program 
                established under this subsection, such covered 
                agency shall not be required to implement a 
                commercialization assistance pilot program 
                under this subsection.
          ``(2) Percent of agency funds.--The head of each 
        covered agency may allocate not more than 5 percent of 
        the funds allocated to the SBIR program of the covered 
        agency for the purpose of making a subsequent Phase II 
        SBIR award under the commercialization assistance pilot 
        program.
          ``(3) Termination.--A commercialization assistance 
        pilot program established under this subsection shall 
        terminate on September 30, 2022.
          ``(4) Application.--To be selected to receive a 
        subsequent Phase II SBIR award under a 
        commercialization assistance pilot program, an eligible 
        entity shall submit to the covered agency implementing 
        such pilot program an application at such time, in such 
        manner, and containing such information as the covered 
        agency may require, including--
                  ``(A) an updated Phase II commercialization 
                plan; and
                  ``(B) the source and amount of the matching 
                funding required under paragraph (5).
          ``(5) Matching funding.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Administrator shall 
                require, as a condition of any subsequent Phase 
                II SBIR award made to an eligible entity under 
                this subsection, that a matching amount 
                (excluding any fees collected by the eligible 
                entity receiving such award) equal to the 
                amount of such award be provided from an 
                eligible third-party investor.
                  ``(B) Ineligible sources.--An eligible entity 
                may not use funding from ineligible sources to 
                meet the matching requirement of subparagraph 
                (A).
          ``(6) Award.--A subsequent Phase II SBIR award made 
        to an eligible entity under this subsection--
                  ``(A) may not exceed the limitation described 
                under subsection (aa)(1); and
                  ``(B) shall be disbursed during Phase II.
          ``(7) Use of funds.--The funds awarded to an eligible 
        entity under this subsection may only be used for 
        research and development activities that build on 
        eligible entity's Phase II program and ensure the 
        research funded under such Phase II is rapidly 
        progressing towards commercialization.
          ``(8) Selection.--In selecting eligible entities to 
        participate in a commercialization assistance pilot 
        program under this subsection, the head of a covered 
        agency shall consider--
                  ``(A) the extent to which such award could 
                aid the eligible entity in commercializing the 
                research funded under the eligible entity's 
                Phase II program;
                  ``(B) whether the updated Phase II 
                commercialization plan submitted under 
                paragraph (4) provides a sound approach for 
                establishing technical feasibility that could 
                lead to commercialization of such research;
                  ``(C) whether the proposed activities to be 
                conducted under such updated Phase II 
                commercialization plan further improve the 
                likelihood that such research will provide 
                societal benefits;
                  ``(D) whether the small business concern has 
                progressed satisfactorily in Phase II to 
                justify receipt of a subsequent Phase II SBIR 
                award;
                  ``(E) the expectations of the eligible third-
                party investor that provides matching funding 
                under paragraph (5); and
                  ``(F) the likelihood that the proposed 
                activities to be conducted under such updated 
                Phase II commercialization plan using matching 
                funding provided by such eligible third-party 
                investor will lead to commercial and societal 
                benefit.
          ``(9) Evaluation report.--Not later than 3 years 
        after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the 
        Comptroller General of the United States shall submit 
        to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and 
        the Committee on Small Business of the House of 
        Representatives, and the Committee on Small Business 
        and Entrepreneurship of the Senate, a report 
        including--
                  ``(A) a summary of the activities of 
                commercialization assistance pilot programs 
                carried out under this subsection;
                  ``(B) a detailed compilation of results 
                achieved by such commercialization assistance 
                pilot programs, including the number of 
                eligible entities that received awards under 
                such programs;
                  ``(C) the rate at which each eligible entity 
                that received a subsequent Phase II SBIR award 
                under this subsection commercialized research 
                of the recipient;
                  ``(D) the growth in employment and revenue of 
                eligible entities that is attributable to 
                participation in a commercialization assistance 
                pilot program;
                  ``(E) a comparison of commercialization 
                success of eligible entities participating in a 
                commercialization assistance pilot program with 
                recipients of an additional Phase II SBIR award 
                under subsection (ff);
                  ``(F) demographic information, such as 
                ethnicity and geographic location, of eligible 
                entities participating in a commercialization 
                assistance pilot program;
                  ``(G) an accounting of the funds used at each 
                covered agency that implements a 
                commercialization assistance pilot program 
                under this subsection;
                  ``(H) the amount of matching funding provided 
                by eligible third-party investors, set forth 
                separately by source of funding;
                  ``(I) an analysis of the effectiveness of the 
                commercialization assistance pilot program 
                implemented by each covered agency; and
                  ``(J) recommendations for improvements to the 
                commercialization assistance pilot program.
          ``(10) Definitions.--For purposes of this subsection:
                  ``(A) Covered agency.--The term `covered 
                agency' means a Federal agency required to have 
                an SBIR program.
                  ``(B) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible 
                entity' means a small business concern that has 
                received a Phase II award under an SBIR program 
                and an additional Phase II SBIR award under 
                subsection (ff) from the covered agency to 
                which such small business concern is applying 
                for a subsequent Phase II SBIR award.
                  ``(C) Eligible third-party investor.--The 
                term `eligible third-party investor' means a 
                small business concern other than an eligible 
                entity, a venture capital firm, an individual 
                investor, a non-SBIR Federal, State or local 
                government, or any combination thereof.
                  ``(D) Ineligible sources.--The term 
                `ineligible sources' means the following:
                          ``(i) The eligible entity's internal 
                        research and development funds.
                          ``(ii) Funding in forms other than 
                        cash, such as in-kind or other 
                        intangible assets.
                          ``(iii) Funding from the owners of 
                        the eligible entity, or the family 
                        members or affiliates of such owners.
                          ``(iv) Funding attained through loans 
                        or other forms of debt obligations.
                  ``(E) Subsequent phase ii sbir award.--The 
                term `subsequent Phase II SBIR award' means an 
                award granted to an eligible entity under this 
                subsection to carry out further 
                commercialization activities for research 
                conducted pursuant to an SBIR program.''.
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15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Velazquez of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 861. PUERTO RICO BUSINESSES.

  (a) Definition of Puerto Rico Business.--Section 3 of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new subsection:
  ``(ee) Puerto Rico Business.--In this Act, the term `Puerto 
Rico business' means a small business concern that has its 
principal office located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.''.
  (b) Small Business Credit for Puerto Rico Businesses.--
Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) is amended 
by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(w) Small Business Credit for Puerto Rico Businesses.--
          ``(1) Credit for meeting contracting goals.--If an 
        agency awards a prime contract to Puerto Rico business 
        during the period beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this subsection and ending on the date that is 4 years 
        after such date of enactment, the value of the contract 
        shall be doubled for purposes of determining compliance 
        with the goals for procurement contracts under 
        subsection (g)(1)(A)(i) during such period.
          ``(2) Report.--Along with the report required under 
        subsection (h)(1), the head of each Federal agency 
        shall submit to the Administrator, and make publicly 
        available on the scorecard described in section 868(b) 
        of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
        Year 2016 (15 U.S.C. 644 note), an analysis of the 
        number and dollar amount of prime contracts awarded 
        pursuant to paragraph (1) for each fiscal year of the 
        period described in such paragraph.''.
  (c) Priority for Surplus Property Transfers.--Section 
7(j)(13)(F) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(j)(13)(F)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:
          ``(iii)(I) In this clause, the term `covered period' 
        means the period beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this clause and ending on the date on which the 
        Oversight Board established under section 101 of the 
        Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic 
        Stability Act (48 U.S.C. 2121) terminates.
          ``(II) The Administrator may transfer technology or 
        surplus property under clause (i) to a Puerto Rico 
        business if the Puerto Rico business meets the 
        requirements for such a transfer, without regard to 
        whether the Puerto Rico business is a Program 
        Participant.''.
  (d) Contracting Incentives for Protege Firms That Are Puerto 
Rico Businesses.--
          (1) In general.--Section 45(a) of the Small Business 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(a)) is amended by adding at the end 
        the following new paragraph:
          ``(3) Puerto rico businesses.--During the period 
        beginning on the date of enactment of this paragraph 
        and ending on the date on which the Oversight Board 
        established under section 101 of the Puerto Rico 
        Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (48 
        U.S.C. 2121) terminates, the Administrator shall 
        identify potential incentives to a covered mentor that 
        awards a subcontract to its covered protege, 
        including--
                  ``(A) positive consideration in any past 
                performance evaluation of the covered mentor;
                  ``(B) the application of costs incurred for 
                providing training to such covered protege to 
                the subcontracting plan (as required under 
                paragraph (4) or (5) of section 8(d)) of the 
                covered mentor; and
                  ``(C) such other incentives as the 
                Administrator determines appropriate.''.
          (2) Definitions.--Section 45(d) of the Small Business 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(d)) is amended by adding at the end 
        the following new paragraphs:
          ``(4) Covered mentor.--The term `covered mentor' 
        means a mentor that enters into an agreement under this 
        Act, or under any mentor-protege program approved under 
        subsection (b)(1), with a covered protege.
          ``(5) Covered protege.--The term `covered protege' 
        means a protege of a covered mentor that is a Puerto 
        Rico business.''.
  (e) Additional Mentor-protege Relationships for Protege Firms 
That Are Puerto Rico Businesses.--Section 45(b)(3)(A) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(b)(3)(A)) is amended by 
inserting ``, except that such restrictions shall not apply to 
up to 2 mentor-protege relationships if such relationships are 
between a covered protege and covered mentor'' after ``each 
participant''.
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16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Clarke of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 861. UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING 
                    ASSISTANCE.

  (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``United 
States Virgin Islands Small Business Contracting Assistance Act 
of 2018''.
  (b) Definition of United States Virgin Islands Business.--
Section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) is amended 
by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(ee) United States Virgin Islands Business.--In this Act, 
the term `United States Virgin Islands business' means a small 
business concern that has its principal office located in the 
United States Virgin Islands.''.
  (c) Small Business Credit for United States Virgin Islands 
Businesses.--Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
644) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
  ``(w) Small Business Credit for United States Virgin Islands 
Businesses.--
          ``(1) Credit for meeting contracting goals.--If an 
        agency awards a prime contract to United States Virgin 
        Islands business during the period beginning on the 
        date of enactment of this subsection and ending on the 
        date that is 4 years after such date of enactment, the 
        value of the contract shall be doubled for purposes of 
        determining compliance with the goals for procurement 
        contracts under subsection (g)(1)(A)(i) during such 
        period.
          ``(2) Report.--Along with the report required under 
        subsection (h)(1), the head of each Federal agency 
        shall submit to the Administrator, and make publicly 
        available on the scorecard described in section 868(b) 
        of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
        Year 2016 (15 U.S.C. 644 note), an analysis of the 
        number and dollar amount of prime contracts awarded 
        pursuant to paragraph (1) for each fiscal year of the 
        period described in such paragraph.''.
  (d) Priority for Surplus Property Transfers.--Section 
7(j)(13)(F) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(j)(13)(F)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:
          ``(iii)(I) In this clause, the term `covered period' 
        means the period beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this clause and ending on the date that is 3 years 
        after such date of enactment.
          ``(II) The Administrator may transfer technology or 
        surplus property under clause (i) to a United States 
        Virgin Islands business during the covered period if 
        the such business meets the requirements for such a 
        transfer, without regard to whether such business is a 
        Program Participant.''.
  (e) Contracting Incentives for Protege Firms That Are United 
States Virgin Islands Businesses.--
          (1) In general.--Section 45(a) of the Small Business 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(a)) is amended by adding at the end 
        the following new paragraph:
          ``(3) United states virgin islands businesses.--
        During the period beginning on the date of enactment of 
        this paragraph and ending on the date that is 3 years 
        after such date of enactment, the Administrator shall 
        identify potential incentives to a covered mentor that 
        awards a subcontract to its covered protege, 
        including--
                  ``(A) positive consideration in any past 
                performance evaluation of the covered mentor;
                  ``(B) the application of costs incurred for 
                providing training to such covered protege to 
                the subcontracting plan (as required under 
                paragraph (4) or (5) of section 8(d)) of the 
                covered mentor; and
                  ``(C) such other incentives as the 
                Administrator determines appropriate.''.
          (2) Definitions.--Section 45(d) of the Small Business 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(d)) is amended by adding at the end 
        the following new paragraphs:
          ``(4) Covered mentor.--The term `covered mentor' 
        means a mentor that enters into an agreement under this 
        Act, or under any mentor-protege program approved under 
        subsection (b)(1), with a covered protege.
          ``(5) Covered protege.--The term `covered protege' 
        means a protege of a covered mentor that is a United 
        States Virgin Islands business.''.
  (f) Additional Mentor-protege Relationships for Protege Firms 
That Are United States Virgin Islands Businesses.--Section 
45(b)(3)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657r(b)(3)(A)) 
is amended by inserting ``, except that, during the 3-year 
period beginning on the date of the enactment of the United 
States Virgin Islands Small Business Contracting Assistance Act 
of 2018, such restrictions shall not apply to up to 2 mentor-
protege relationships if such relationships are between a 
covered protege and covered mentor'' after ``each 
participant''.
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 17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hartzler of Missouri 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 399, line 9, insert ``or Video Surveillance'' after 
``Telecommunications''.
  Page 399, line 19, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 400, line 23, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 401, line 2, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 401, line 8, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 401, line 21, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
Dahua Technology Company,'' before ``or ZTE''.
  Page 402, line 15, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 402, line 17, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 402, line 19, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
Dahua Technology Company,'' before ``or ZTE''.
  Page 402, line 22, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``services''.
  Page 403, line 1, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 403, line 12, insert ``or video surveillance'' before 
``equipment''.
  Page 403, line 14, insert ``, Hytera Communications 
Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, 
Dahua Technology Company,'' after ``Company''.
  Page 404, line 2, insert ``, Hytera, Hikvision, Dahua,'' 
after ``Huawei''.
  Page 404, line 14, insert ``State and local governments'' 
after ``companies''.
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18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McCaul of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 399, beginning line 21, insert after the period the 
following new sentence: ``The prohibitions described in this 
paragraph include the obligation or expenditure of loans or 
grant funds to procure or obtain, extend or renew a contract to 
procure or obtain, or enter into a contract (or extend or renew 
a contract) to procure or obtain covered telecommunications 
equipment or services.''.
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19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Tenney of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title VIII, add the following:

SEC. __. ADDITION OF DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED STAINLESS STEEL FLATWARE TO 
                    THE BERRY AMENDMENT.

  (a) In General.--Section 2533a(b) of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Stainless steel flatware.''.
  (b) Effective Date.--Section 2533a(b)(3) of title 10, United 
States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with 
respect to contracts entered into after the date that is one 
year after the date of enactment of this Act.
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20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Velazquez of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle E of title VIII the following new 
section:

SEC. 8__. OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEE-OWNED BUSINESS CONCERNS THROUGH 
                    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOAN PROGRAMS.

  (a) Definitions.--In this Act--
          (1) the terms ``Administration'' and 
        ``Administrator'' means the Small Business 
        Administration and the Administrator thereof, 
        respectively;
          (2) the term ``cooperative'' means an entity that is 
        determined to be a cooperative by the Administrator, in 
        accordance with applicable Federal and State laws and 
        regulations;
          (3) the term ``employee-owned business concern'' 
        means--
                  (A) a cooperative; and
                  (B) a qualified employee trust;
          (4) the terms ``qualified employee trust'' and 
        ``small business concern'' have the meanings given 
        those terms in section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 
        U.S.C. 632); and
          (5) the term ``small business development center'' 
        means a small business development center described in 
        section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648).
  (b) Expansion of 7(a) Loans.--
          (1) In general.--Section 7(a) of the Small Business 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) is amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (15)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A)--
                                  (I) by striking ``this 
                                subsection to qualified 
                                employee trusts'' and inserting 
                                ``this subsection--
                  ``(i) to qualified employee trusts'';
                                  (II) in clause (i), as so 
                                designated--
                                          (aa) by inserting ``, 
                                        and for any transaction 
                                        costs associated with 
                                        purchasing,'' after 
                                        ``purchasing'';
                                          (bb) by striking the 
                                        period at the end and 
                                        inserting ``; and''; 
                                        and
                                  (III) by adding at the end 
                                the following:
                  ``(ii) to a small business concern under a 
                plan approved by the Administrator, if the 
                proceeds from the loan are only used to make a 
                loan to a qualified employee trust, and for any 
                transaction costs associated with making that 
                loan, that results in the qualified employee 
                trust owning at least 51 percent of the small 
                business concern.'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                  (I) in the matter preceding 
                                clause (i), by inserting ``or 
                                by the small business concern'' 
                                after ``the trustee of such 
                                trust'';
                                  (II) in clause (ii), by 
                                striking ``and'' at the end;
                                  (III) in clause (iii), by 
                                striking the period at the end 
                                and inserting ``, and''; and
                                  (IV) by adding at the end the 
                                following:
                  ``(iv) with respect to a loan made to a 
                trust, or to a cooperative in accordance with 
                paragraph (35)--
                          ``(I) a seller of the small business 
                        concern may remain involved as an 
                        officer, director, or key employee of 
                        the small business concern when a 
                        qualified employee trust or cooperative 
                        has acquired 100 percent of ownership 
                        of the small business concern; and
                          ``(II) any seller of the small 
                        business concern who remains as an 
                        owner of the small business concern, 
                        regardless of the percentage of 
                        ownership interest, shall be required 
                        to provide a personal guarantee by the 
                        Administration.''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the 
                        following:
          ``(F) A small business concern that makes a loan to a 
        qualified employee trust under subparagraph (A)(ii) is 
        not required to contain the same terms and conditions 
        as the loan made to the small business concern that is 
        guaranteed by the Administration under such 
        subparagraph.
          ``(G) With respect to a loan made to a qualified 
        employee trust under this paragraph, or to a 
        cooperative in accordance with paragraph (35), the 
        Administrator may, as deemed appropriate, elect to not 
        require any mandatory equity to be provided by the 
        qualified employee trust or cooperative to make the 
        loan.''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(35) Loans to cooperatives.--
                  ``(A) Definition.--In this paragraph, the 
                term `cooperative' means an entity that is 
                determined to be a cooperative by the 
                Administrator, in accordance with applicable 
                Federal and State laws and regulation.
                  ``(B) Authority.--The Administration shall 
                guarantee loans made to a cooperative for the 
                purpose described in paragraph (15).''.
          (2) Delegation of authority to preferred lenders.--
        Section 5(b)(7) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
        634(b)(7)) is amended by inserting ``, including loans 
        guaranteed under paragraph (15) or (35) of section 
        7(a)'' after ``deferred participation loans''.
  (c) Small Business Investment Company Program Outreach.--The 
Administrator shall provide outreach and educational materials 
to companies licensed under section 301(c) of the Small 
Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 681(c)) to increase 
the use of funds to make investments in company transitions to 
employee-owned business concerns.
  (d) Small Business Microloan Program Outreach.--The 
Administrator shall provide outreach and educational materials 
to intermediaries under section 7(m) of the Small Business Act 
(15 U.S.C. 636(m)) to increase the use of funds to make loans 
to employee-owned business concerns, including transitions to 
employee-owned business concerns.
  (e) Small Business Development Center Outreach and 
Assistance.--
          (1) Establishment.--The Administrator shall establish 
        a Small Business Employee Ownership and Cooperatives 
        Promotion Program to offer technical assistance and 
        training on the transition to employee ownership 
        through cooperatives and qualified employee trusts.
          (2) Small business development centers.--
                  (A) In general.--In carrying out the program 
                established under subsection (a), the 
                Administrator shall enter into agreements with 
                small business development centers under which 
                the centers shall--
                          (i) provide access to information and 
                        resources on employee ownership through 
                        cooperatives or qualified employee 
                        trusts as a business succession 
                        strategy;
                          (ii) conduct training and educational 
                        activities; and
                          (iii) carry out the activities 
                        described in subparagraph (U) of 
                        section 21(c)(3) of the Small Business 
                        Act (15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)).
                  (B) Additional services.--Section 21(c)(3) of 
                the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)) is 
                amended--
                          (i) in subparagraph (S), by striking 
                        ``and'' at the end;
                          (ii) in subparagraph (T), by striking 
                        the period at the end and inserting ``; 
                        and''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the 
                        following:
          ``(U) encouraging and assisting the provision of 
        succession planning to small business concerns with a 
        focus on transitioning to cooperatives, as defined in 
        section 7(a)(35), and qualified employee trusts 
        (collectively referred to in this subparagraph as 
        `employee-owned business concerns'), including by--
                  ``(i) providing training to individuals to 
                promote the successful management, governance, 
                or operation of a business purchased by those 
                individuals in the formation of an employee-
                owned business concern;
                  ``(ii) assisting employee-owned business 
                concerns that meet applicable size standards 
                established under section 3(a) with education 
                and technical assistance with respect to 
                financing and contracting programs administered 
                by the Administration;
                  ``(iii) coordinating with lenders on 
                conducting outreach on financing through 
                programs administered by the Administration 
                that may be used to support the transition of 
                ownership to employees;
                  ``(iv) supporting small business concerns in 
                exploring or assessing the possibility of 
                transitioning to an employee-owned business 
                concern; and
                  ``(v) coordinating with the cooperative 
                development centers of the Department of 
                Agriculture, the land grant extension network, 
                the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, 
                community development financial institutions, 
                employee ownership associations and service 
                providers, and local, regional and national 
                cooperative associations.''.
  (f) Interagency Working Group.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator (or a 
        designee of the Administrator) shall coordinate and 
        chair an interagency working group, which shall--
                  (A) develop recommendations on how Federal 
                programs can promote, support, and increase the 
                number of employee-owned business concerns;
                  (B) ensure coordination with Federal agencies 
                and national and local employee ownership, 
                cooperative, and small business organizations; 
                and
                  (C) publish a report on the activities of the 
                interagency working group that is indexed and 
                maintained for public review.
          (2) Meetings.--The interagency working group shall 
        meet at such times as determined necessary by the, but 
        not less than biannually. Such meetings may occur in 
        person or via electronic resources.
  (g) Amendment to Report to Congress on Status of Employee-
owned Firms.--Section 7(a)(15)(E) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 636(a)(15)(E)) is amended by striking 
``Administration.'' and inserting ``Administration, which shall 
include--
                          ``(i) the total number of loans made 
                        to employee-owned business concerns 
                        that were guaranteed by the 
                        Administrator under section 7(a) of the 
                        Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) 
                        or section 502 of the Small Business 
                        Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 696), 
                        including the number of loans made--
                                  ``(I) to small business 
                                concerns owned and controlled 
                                by socially and economically 
                                disadvantaged individuals; and
                                  ``(II) to cooperatives;
                          ``(ii) the total number of financings 
                        made to employee-owned business 
                        concerns by companies licensed under 
                        section 301(c) of the Small Business 
                        Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 
                        696(c)), including the number of 
                        financings made--
                                  ``(I) to small business 
                                concerns owned and controlled 
                                by socially and economically 
                                disadvantaged individuals; and
                                  ``(II) to cooperatives; and
                          ``(iii) any outreach and educational 
                        activities conducted by the 
                        Administration with respect to 
                        employee-owned business concerns.''.
  (h) Report on Cooperative Lending.--
          (1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
        that cooperatives have a unique business structure and 
        are unable to access the lending programs of the 
        Administration effectively due to loan guarantee 
        requirements that are incompatible with the business 
        structure of cooperatives.
          (2) Study and report.--
                  (A) Study.--The Administrator, in 
                coordination with lenders, stakeholders, and 
                Federal agencies, shall study and recommend 
                practical alternatives for cooperatives that 
                will satisfy the loan guarantee requirements of 
                the Administration.
                  (B) Report.--Not later than 120 days after 
                the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Administrator shall submit to Congress the 
                recommendations developed under paragraph (1) 
                and a plan to implement such recommendations.
  (i) Amendment to Definition of Qualified Employee Trust.--
Section 3(c)(2)(A)(ii) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
632(c)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended to read as follows:
                  ``(ii) which provides that each participant 
                is entitled to direct the plan trustee as to 
                the manner of how to vote the qualified 
                employer securities (as defined in section 
                4975(e)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986), which are allocated to the account of 
                such participant with respect to a corporate 
                matter which (by law or charter) must be 
                decided by a vote conducted in accordance with 
                section 409(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986; and''.
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   21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Norman of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title VIII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 8__. REPORT ON FUNDING OF PRODUCT SUPPORT STRATEGIES.

  (a) Report Required.--For each of the fiscal years 2020, 
2021, and 2022, the Secretary of Defense shall include with the 
budget for the Department of Defense, as submitted to Congress 
pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, a 
report regarding the funding for product support strategies for 
major weapon systems. The Secretary may submit this report 
separately, or as part of the annex required by section 347 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
(Public Law 115-91).
  (b) Contents.--The report shall include for each major weapon 
system--
          (1) a current estimate of the total funding required 
        for the product support strategy for the lifecycle of 
        the weapon system;
          (2) a current estimate of the funding required for 
        the product support strategy per year, by appropriation 
        and budget activity, over the future years defense 
        program for the weapon system;
          (3) a summary of the funding requested for the 
        product support strategy in the future years defense 
        program per year, by appropriation and budget activity, 
        for the weapon system;
          (4) should the amounts required pursuant to paragraph 
        (2) differ from the amounts requested pursuant to 
        paragraph (3) by more than 5 percent, an explanation 
        for the variance and a description of the actions that 
        will be taken to mitigate the risk to the sustainment 
        of the weapon system;
          (5) a summary of the amounts expended, by 
        appropriation and budget activity, for the product 
        support strategy of the weapon system during the prior 
        fiscal year; and
          (6) should the amounts expended in the prior fiscal 
        year pursuant to paragraph (5) differ from the amounts 
        required for that fiscal year, pursuant to paragraph 
        (2) by more than 5 percent, an explanation for the 
        variance and a description of the actions that will be 
        taken to mitigate the risk to the sustainment of the 
        weapon system.
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 22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative King of Iowa or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VIII (Page 404, after line 21) add the 
following new section:

SEC. 881. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS.

  None of the funds authorized by this Act may be used to 
implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage 
requirements of subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United 
States Code (popularly referred to as the ``Davis-Bacon Act'').
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 23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Poliquin of Maine or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 430, after line 20, insert the following:
  (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to encourage or require the termination of any 
personnel or positions within the Defense Finance and 
Accounting Services.
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   24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wilson of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 467, line 19, strike ``shall'' and insert ``should''.
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25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Russell of Oklahoma or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title X, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 10__. EVALUATION OF PILOT SAFETY BY MILITARY AVIATION AND 
                    INSTALLATION ASSURANCE SITING CLEARINGHOUSE.

  (a) In General.--Section 183a of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking ``unacceptable risk to the national 
        security of the United States'' each place it appears 
        and inserting ``unacceptable risk to military 
        operations and readiness''; and
          (2) in subsection (h)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``pilot 
                safety,'' after ``flight operations,''; and
                  (B) by amending paragraph (7) to read as 
                follows:
          ``(7) The term `unacceptable risk to military 
        operations and readiness' means the construction, 
        alteration, establishment, or expansion, or the 
        proposed construction, alteration, establishment, or 
        expansion, of a structure or sanitary landfill, that 
        the Secretary of Defense can demonstrate would--
                  ``(A) endanger safety in air commerce 
                directly related to the activities of the 
                Department of Defense;
                  ``(B) interfere with the efficient use of the 
                navigable airspace directly related to the 
                activities of the Department of Defense; or
                  ``(C) significantly impair or degrade the 
                capability of the Department of Defense to--
                          ``(i) ensure pilot safety;
                          ``(ii) conduct training, research, 
                        development, testing, and evaluation, 
                        and operations; or
                          ``(iii) maintain military 
                        readiness.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 44718 of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``unacceptable risk to the 
national security of the United States'' each place it appears 
and inserting ``unacceptable risk to military operations and 
readiness''.
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26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 10__ REPORT ON USE AND AVAILABILITY OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS FOR 
                    DISASTER RESPONSE.

  (a) Report Required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
submit to the congressional defense committees a report that 
identifies--
          (1) each military installation that has been made 
        available to the Department of Homeland Security for 
        disaster response for the past 10 fiscal years; and
          (2) military installations assessed to be available 
        in support of fast response to disasters.
  (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) shall 
include the following:
          (1) For each military installation identified under 
        subsection (a)(1)--
                  (A) the name of the installation;
                  (B) the location of the installation, 
                including the State and Congressional District;
                  (C) a description of the infrastructure and 
                equipment made available at the installation; 
                and
                  (D) a description of personnel made available 
                for disaster response.
          (2) For each military installation identified under 
        subsection (a)(2)--
                  (A) the name of the installation;
                  (B) the location of the installation, 
                including the State and Congressional District;
                  (C) a description of the infrastructure and 
                equipment to be available at the installation; 
                and
                  (D) a description of personnel to be 
                available for disaster response.
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    27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Adams of North 
           Carolina or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title X of the bill, add the 
following new section:

SEC. 10__. PROMOTING FEDERAL PROCUREMENT WITH HISTORICALLY BLACK 
                    COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY 
                    INSTITUTIONS.

  (a) In General.--The head of an executive agency, or a 
contracting officer where applicable, shall--
          (1) assist historically Black colleges and 
        universities and minority institutions to develop 
        viable, self-sustaining businesses capable of competing 
        on an equal basis in the mainstream of the United 
        States economy; and
          (2) promote Federal procurement with historically 
        Black colleges and universities and minority 
        institutions by establishing--
                  (A) participation goals of not less than 10 
                percent for historically Black colleges and 
                universities and minority institutions;
                  (B) requirements that prime contractors and 
                other recipients of Federal funds attain 
                similar participation goals in their 
                procurement; and
                  (C) other mechanisms that ensure historically 
                Black colleges and universities and minority 
                institutions have a fair opportunity to 
                participate in Federal procurement.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) The term ``executive agency'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 133 of title 41, United 
        States Code.
          (2) The term ``historically Black college and 
        university'' has the meaning given that term in section 
        631 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
        1132).
          (3) The term ``minority institution'' has the meaning 
        given that term in section 365 of the Higher Education 
        Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1067k).
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 28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sessions of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 512, beginning line 20, insert the following:
  (b) Distribution of Corporation Assistance Abroad Through 
Department of Defense.--
          (1) Acceptance and coordination of assistance.--The 
        Secretary of Defense may, subject to the availability 
        of appropriations for such purpose, and in accordance 
        with guidance reviewed or issued under section 1088 of 
        the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
        2018 (Public Law 115-91) and guidance issued by the 
        Secretary developed with the concurrence of the 
        Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United 
        States Agency for International Development--
                  (A) accept from Spirit of America, a 
                federally-charted corporation under chapter 
                2005 of title 36, United States Code (as added 
                by subsection (a) of this section), 
                humanitarian, economic, and other nonlethal 
                assistance funded by private funds in the 
                carrying out of the purposes of the 
                corporation; and
                  (B) respond to requests from the corporation 
                for the identification of the needs of local 
                populations abroad for assistance, and 
                coordinate with the corporation in the 
                provision and distribution of such assistance, 
                in the carrying out of such purposes.
          (2) Distribution of assistance to local 
        populations.--In accordance with guidance issued by the 
        Secretary of Defense developed with the concurrence of 
        the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the 
        United States Agency for International Development, 
        members of the Armed Forces abroad may provide to local 
        populations abroad humanitarian, economic, and other 
        nonlethal assistance provided to the Department by the 
        corporation pursuant to this subsection.
          (3) Scope of guidance.--The guidance issued pursuant 
        to this subsection shall ensure that any assistance 
        distributed pursuant to this subsection shall be for 
        purposes of supporting the mission or missions of the 
        Department of Defense and the Armed Forces for which 
        such assistance is provided by the corporation.
          (4) Department of defense support for corporation 
        activities.--In accordance with guidance issued by the 
        Secretary of Defense, the Department of Defense and the 
        Armed Forces may, subject to the availability of 
        appropriations for such purpose--
                  (A) provide transportation, lodging, storage, 
                and other logistical support--
                          (i) to personnel of the corporation 
                        (whether in the United States or 
                        abroad) who are carrying out the 
                        purposes of the corporation; and
                          (ii) in connection with the 
                        acceptance and distribution of 
                        assistance provided by the corporation; 
                        and
                  (B) use assets of the Department and the 
                Armed Forces in the provision of support 
                described in subparagraph (A).
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29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Smith of Washington or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of title X the following:

SEC. __. CLARIFICATION OF REIMBURSABLE ALLOWED COSTS OF FAA MEMORANDA 
                    OF AGREEMENT.

  Section 47504(c)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (D) by striking ``and'' at the 
        end;
          (2) in subparagraph (E) by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; and''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(F) to an airport operator of a congested airport 
        (as defined in section 47175) and a unit of local 
        government referred to in paragraph (1)(B) to carry out 
        a project to mitigate noise, if the project--
                  ``(i) consists of--
                          ``(I) replacement windows, doors, and 
                        the installation of through-the-wall 
                        air conditioning units; or
                          ``(II) acquisition and installation 
                        of the windows, doors, and other noise 
                        mitigation elements to be used in a 
                        school reconstruction if reconstruction 
                        is the preferred local solution;
                  ``(ii) is located at a school near the 
                airport; and
                  ``(iii) is included in a memorandum of 
                agreement entered into before September 30, 
                2002, even if the airport has not met the 
                requirements of part 150 of title 14, Code of 
                Federal Regulations, and only if the financial 
                limitations of the memorandum are applied.''.
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30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hice of Georgia or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 564, after line 11, insert the following:

SEC. 11__. PRESIDENTIAL ALLOWANCE MODERNIZATION.

  (a) Former Presidents.--The first section of the Act entitled 
``An Act to provide retirement, clerical assistants, and free 
mailing privileges to former Presidents of the United States, 
and for other purposes'', approved August 25, 1958 (commonly 
known as the ``Former Presidents Act of 1958'') (3 U.S.C. 102 
note), is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as 
        subsections (h) and (i), respectively;
          (2) by striking the matter preceding subsection (e) 
        and inserting the following:
  ``(a) Annuities and Allowances.--
          ``(1) Annuity.--Each former President shall be 
        entitled to receive from the United States an annuity, 
        subject to subsections (b) and (c)--
                  ``(A) at the rate of $200,000 per year; and
                  ``(B) which shall commence on the day after 
                the date on which an individual becomes a 
                former President.
          ``(2) Allowance.--The General Services Administration 
        is authorized to provide each former President a 
        monetary allowance, subject to appropriations and 
        subsections (b), (c), and (d), at the rate of--
                  ``(A) $500,000 per year for 5 years beginning 
                on the day after the last day of the period 
                described in the first sentence of section 5 of 
                the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (3 
                U.S.C. 102 note);
                  ``(B) $350,000 per year for the 5 years 
                following the 5-year period under subparagraph 
                (A); and
                  ``(C) $250,000 per year thereafter.
  ``(b) Duration; Frequency.--
          ``(1) In general.--The annuity and monetary allowance 
        under subsection (a) shall--
                  ``(A) terminate on the date that is 30 days 
                after the date on which the former President 
                dies; and
                  ``(B) be payable by the Secretary of the 
                Treasury on a monthly basis.
          ``(2) Appointive or elective positions.--The annuity 
        and monetary allowance under subsection (a) shall not 
        be payable for any period during which a former 
        President holds an appointive or elective position in 
        or under the Federal Government to which is attached a 
        rate of pay other than a nominal rate.
  ``(c) Cost-of-Living Increases.--Effective December 1 of each 
year, each annuity and monetary allowance under subsection (a) 
that commenced before that date shall be increased by the same 
percentage by which benefit amounts under title II of the 
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) are increased, 
effective as of that date, as a result of a determination under 
section 215(i) of that Act (42 U.S.C. 415(i)).
  ``(d) Limitation on Monetary Allowance.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of this section, the monetary allowance 
        payable under subsection (a)(2) to a former President 
        for any 12-month period--
                  ``(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
                may not exceed the amount by which--
                          ``(i) the monetary allowance that 
                        (but for this subsection) would 
                        otherwise be so payable for the 12-
                        month period, exceeds (if at all)
                          ``(ii) the applicable reduction 
                        amount for the 12-month period; and
                  ``(B) shall not be less than the amount 
                determined under paragraph (4).
          ``(2) Definition.--
                  ``(A) In general.--For purposes of paragraph 
                (1), the term `applicable reduction amount' 
                means, with respect to any former President and 
                in connection with any 12-month period, the 
                amount by which--
                          ``(i) the earned income (as defined 
                        in section 32(c)(2) of the Internal 
                        Revenue Code of 1986) of the former 
                        President for the most recent taxable 
                        year for which a tax return is 
                        available, exceeds (if at all)
                          ``(ii) $400,000, subject to 
                        subparagraph (C).
                  ``(B) Joint returns.--In the case of a joint 
                return, subparagraph (A)(i) shall be applied by 
                taking into account both the amounts properly 
                allocable to the former President and the 
                amounts properly allocable to the spouse of the 
                former President.
                  ``(C) Cost-of-living increases.--The dollar 
                amount specified in subparagraph (A)(ii) shall 
                be adjusted at the same time that, and by the 
                same percentage by which, the monetary 
                allowance of the former President is increased 
                under subsection (c) (disregarding this 
                subsection).
          ``(3) Disclosure requirement.--
                  ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph--
                          ``(i) the terms `return' and `return 
                        information' have the meanings given 
                        those terms in section 6103(b) of the 
                        Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and
                          ``(ii) the term `Secretary' means the 
                        Secretary of the Treasury or the 
                        Secretary of the Treasury's delegate.
                  ``(B) Requirement.--A former President may 
                not receive a monetary allowance under 
                subsection (a)(2) unless the former President 
                discloses to the Secretary, upon the request of 
                the Secretary, any return or return information 
                of the former President or spouse of the former 
                President that the Secretary determines is 
                necessary for purposes of calculating the 
                applicable reduction amount under paragraph (2) 
                of this subsection.
                  ``(C) Confidentiality.--Except as provided in 
                section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 
                1986 and notwithstanding any other provision of 
                law, the Secretary may not, with respect to a 
                return or return information disclosed to the 
                Secretary under subparagraph (B)--
                          ``(i) disclose the return or return 
                        information to any entity or person; or
                          ``(ii) use the return or return 
                        information for any purpose other than 
                        to calculate the applicable reduction 
                        amount under paragraph (2).
          ``(4) Increased costs due to security needs.--With 
        respect to the monetary allowance that would be payable 
        to a former President under subsection (a)(2) for any 
        12-month period but for the limitation under paragraph 
        (1) of this subsection, the Administrator of General 
        Services, in coordination with the Director of the 
        United States Secret Service, shall determine the 
        amount of the monetary allowance that is needed to pay 
        the increased cost of doing business that is 
        attributable to the security needs of the former 
        President.'';
          (3) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
  ``(f) Office Staff.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Administrator of General 
        Services shall, without regard to the civil service and 
        classification laws, provide for each former President 
        an office staff of not more than 13 individuals, at the 
        request of the former President, on a reimbursable 
        basis.
          ``(2) Compensation.--The annual rate of compensation 
        payable to any individual under paragraph (1) shall not 
        exceed the highest annual rate of basic pay for 
        positions at level II of the Executive Schedule under 
        section 5313 of title 5, United States Code.
          ``(3) Selection; responsibility.--An individual 
        employed under this subsection--
                  ``(A) shall be selected by the former 
                President; and
                  ``(B) shall be responsible only to the former 
                President for the performance of duties.
  ``(g) Office Space and Related Furnishings and Equipment.--
          ``(1) Office space.--The Administrator of General 
        Services (referred to in this subsection as the 
        `Administrator') shall, at the request of a former 
        President, on a reimbursable basis provide for the 
        former President suitable office space, as determined 
        by the Administrator, at a place within the United 
        States specified by the former President.
          ``(2) Furnishings and equipment.--
                  ``(A) Reimbursable.--The Administrator may, 
                at the request of a former President, provide 
                the former President with suitable office 
                furnishings and equipment on a reimbursable 
                basis.
                  ``(B) Without reimbursement.--
                          ``(i) Grandfathered former 
                        presidents.--In the case of any 
                        individual who is a former President on 
                        the date of enactment of the 
                        Presidential Allowance Modernization 
                        Act of 2017, the former President may 
                        retain without reimbursement any 
                        furniture and equipment in the 
                        possession of the former President.
                          ``(ii) Presidential transition act.--
                        A former President may retain without 
                        reimbursement any furniture or 
                        equipment acquired under section 5 of 
                        the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 
                        (3 U.S.C. 102 note).
                          ``(iii) Excess furniture and 
                        equipment.--The Administrator may 
                        provide excess furniture and equipment 
                        to the office of a former President at 
                        no cost other than necessary 
                        transportation costs.''; and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(j) Applicability.--Subsections (f), (g) (other than 
paragraph (2)(B)(i) of that subsection), and (i) shall apply 
with respect to a former President on and after the day after 
the last day of the period described in the first sentence of 
section 5 of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (3 U.S.C. 
102 note).''.
  (b) Surviving Spouses of Former Presidents.--
          (1) Increase in amount of monetary allowance.--
        Subsection (e) of the first section of the Former 
        Presidents Act of 1958 is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking 
                ``$20,000 per annum,'' and inserting ``$100,000 
                per year (subject to paragraph (4)),''; and
                  (B) in the second sentence--
                          (i) in paragraph (2), by striking 
                        ``and'' at the end;
                          (ii) in paragraph (3)--
                                  (I) by striking ``or the 
                                government of the District of 
                                Columbia''; and
                                  (II) by striking the period 
                                and inserting ``; and''; and
                          (iii) by inserting after paragraph 
                        (3) the following:
          ``(4) shall, after its commencement date, be 
        increased at the same time that, and by the same 
        percentage by which, annuities of former Presidents are 
        increased under subsection (c).''.
          (2) Coverage of widower of a former president.--
        Subsection (e) of the first section of the Former 
        Presidents Act of 1958, as amended by paragraph (1), is 
        amended--
                  (A) by striking ``widow'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``widow or widower''; and
                  (B) by striking ``she'' and inserting ``she 
                or he''.
  (c) Subsection Headings.--The first section of the Former 
Presidents Act of 1958 is amended--
          (1) in subsection (e), by inserting after the 
        subsection enumerator the following: ``Widows and 
        Widowers.--'';
          (2) in subsection (h) (as redesignated by subsection 
        (a)(1)), by inserting after the subsection enumerator 
        the following: ``Definition.--''; and
          (3) in subsection (i) (as redesignated by subsection 
        (a)(1)), by inserting after the subsection enumerator 
        the following: ``Authorization of Appropriations.--''.
  (d) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Title 5.--Subpart G of part III of title 5, 
        United States Code, is amended--
                  (A) in section 8101(1)(E), by striking 
                ``1(b)'' and inserting ``1(f)'';
                  (B) in section 8331(1)(I), by striking 
                ``1(b)'' and inserting ``1(f)'';
                  (C) in section 8701(a)(9), by striking 
                ``1(b)'' and inserting ``1(f)''; and
                  (D) in section 8901(1)(H) by striking 
                ``1(b)'' and inserting ``1(f)''.
          (2) Presidential transition act of 1963.--Section 5 
        of the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (3 U.S.C. 
        102 note) is amended by striking the last sentence.
  (e) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section or an 
amendment made by this section shall be construed to affect--
          (1) any provision of law relating to the security or 
        protection of a former President or a member of the 
        family of a former President;
          (2) funding, under the Former Presidents Act of 1958 
        or any other law, to carry out any provision of law 
        described in paragraph (1); or
          (3) funding for any office space lease in effect on 
        the day before the date of enactment of this Act under 
        subsection (c) of the first section of the Former 
        Presidents Act of 1958 (as in effect on the day before 
        the date of enactment of this Act) until the expiration 
        date contained in the lease, if the lease was submitted 
        to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of 
        the House of Representatives on April 12, 2017.
  (f) Transition Rules.--
          (1) Former presidents.--In the case of any individual 
        who is a former President on the date of enactment of 
        this Act, the amendments made by subsection (a) shall 
        be applied as if the commencement date referred in 
        subsections (a)(1)(B) and (a)(2)(A) of the first 
        section of the Former Presidents Act of 1958, as 
        amended by subsection (a), coincided with the date that 
        is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
          (2) Widows.--In the case of any individual who is the 
        widow of a former President on the date of enactment of 
        this Act, the amendments made by subsection (b)(1) 
        shall be applied as if the commencement date referred 
        to in subsection (e)(1) of the first section of the 
        Former Presidents Act of 1958, as amended by subsection 
        (b)(1), coincided with the date that is 180 days after 
        the date of enactment of this Act.
  (g) Applicability.--For a former President receiving a 
monetary allowance under the Former Presidents Act of 1958 on 
the day before the date of enactment of this Act, the 
limitation under subsection (d)(1) of the first section of that 
Act, as amended by subsection (a), shall apply to the monetary 
allowance of the former President, except to the extent that 
the application of the limitation would prevent the former 
President from being able to pay the cost of a lease or other 
contract that is in effect on the day before the date of 
enactment of this Act and under which the former President 
makes payments using the monetary allowance, as determined by 
the Administrator of General Services.
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31. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ross of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title XI, add the following:

SEC. 11__. REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

  (a) In General.--Section 7131 of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(e)(1)(A) Not later than March 31 of each calendar year, 
the Office of Personnel Management, in consultation with the 
Office of Management and Budget, shall submit to each House of 
Congress a report on the operation of this section during the 
fiscal year last ending before the start of such calendar year.
  ``(B) Not later than December 31 of each calendar year, each 
agency (as defined by section 7103(a)(3)) shall furnish to the 
Office of Personnel Management the information which such 
Office requires, with respect to such agency, for purposes of 
the report which is next due under subparagraph (A).
  ``(2) Each report by the Office of Personnel Management under 
this subsection shall include, with respect to the fiscal year 
described in paragraph (1)(A), at least the following 
information:
          ``(A) The total amount of official time granted to 
        employees.
          ``(B) The average amount of official time expended 
        per bargaining unit employee.
          ``(C) The specific types of activities or purposes 
        for which official time was granted, and the impact 
        which the granting of such official time for such 
        activities or purposes had on agency operations.
          ``(D) The total number of employees to whom official 
        time was granted, and, of that total, the number who 
        were not engaged in any activities or purposes except 
        activities or purposes involving the use of official 
        time.
          ``(E) The total amount of compensation (including 
        fringe benefits) afforded to employees in connection 
        with activities or purposes for which they were granted 
        official time.
          ``(F) The total amount of official time spent by 
        employees representing Federal employees who are not 
        union members in matters authorized by this chapter.
          ``(G) A description of any room or space designated 
        at the agency (or its subcomponent) where official time 
        activities will be conducted, including the square 
        footage of any such room or space.
  ``(3) All information included in a report by the Office of 
Personnel Management under this subsection with respect to a 
fiscal year--
          ``(A) shall be shown both agency-by-agency and for 
        all agencies; and
          ``(B) shall be accompanied by the corresponding 
        information (submitted by the Office in its report 
        under this subsection) for the fiscal year before the 
        fiscal year to which such report pertains, together 
        with appropriate comparisons and analyses.
  ``(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term `official 
time' means any period of time, regardless of agency 
nomenclature--
          ``(A) which may be granted to an employee under this 
        chapter (including a collective bargaining agreement 
        entered into under this chapter) to perform 
        representational or consultative functions; and
          ``(B) during which the employee would otherwise be in 
        a duty status.''.
  (b) Applicability.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall be effective beginning with the report which, under the 
provisions of such amendment, is first required to be submitted 
by the Office of Personnel Management to each House of Congress 
by a date which occurs at least 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
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32. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Zeldin of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 1225 (relating to strategy to counter 
destabilizing activities of Iran)--
          (1) redesignate subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
          (2) insert after subsection (b) the following new 
        subsection:
  (c) United States Policy.--It shall be the policy of the 
United States to provide foreign countries that are willing to 
materially assist United States efforts to counter Iran in the 
Middle East with support under the strategy authorized under 
subsection (a) including, as appropriate, with partner benefits 
commensurate with such support.
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   33. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12_. LIMITATION ON ASSISTANCE TO THE MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR OF 
                    THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ.

  (a) In General.--None of the funds authorized to be 
appropriated by this Act for assistance to the Ministry of the 
Interior of the Government of Iraq may be obligated or expended 
until the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State 
jointly certify to the appropriate congressional committees 
that such funds, including funds for the provision of 
intelligence sharing, will not be disbursed by the United 
States to any group that is, or that is known to be affiliated 
with, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force or other 
state sponsor of terrorism.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter until the Iraq 
Train and Equip Fund is no longer in effect, the Secretary of 
State should submit to the appropriate congressional committees 
a report on the implementation of this section.
  (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the congressional defense committees; and
          (2) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate 
        and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
        Representatives.
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34. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Demings of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle D of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON KREMLIN-LINKED CORRUPTION.

  (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the intelligence community should dedicate 
        resources to further expose key networks which the 
        corrupt political class in Russia uses to hide the 
        money it steals; and
          (2) the President should pursue efforts to stifle 
        Russian use of hidden financial channels, including 
        anonymous shell companies and real estate investments, 
        in a manner similar to the efforts undertaken to 
        tighten banking regulations after the terrorist attacks 
        on September 11, 2001.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
coordination with the Secretary of State and in consultation 
with the Director of National Intelligence, shall submit a 
report to Congress on assets owned by Vladimir Putin, Russian 
oligarchs, and senior officials of the Russian Government, 
including--
          (1) with respect to bank accounts, real estate 
        holdings, and other financial assets, including those 
        outside of Russia, that are owned by or accessible to 
        Putin--
                  (A) the location of such accounts, holdings, 
                or assets; and
                  (B) the contents of such accounts or the 
                amount held through such holdings or assets;
          (2) the location, size, and contents of any assets of 
        any oligarch listed pursuant to section 241 of the 
        Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act 
        (Public Law 115-44; 131 Stat. 922); and
          (3) any ``front'' or shell companies, or other 
        intermediaries, used by senior officials of the Russian 
        Government to hide assets from public disclosure.
  (c) Form.--The report required under subsection (b) shall be 
submitted in classified form.
  (d) Reasonable Attempt to Issue Unclassified Report.--Not 
later than 60 days after the date of the submission of the 
report required under subsection (b), the Secretary of the 
Treasury shall--
          (1) publish an unclassified version of such report on 
        a publicly available website of the Department of the 
        Treasury; or
          (2) submit a notification to Congress describing the 
        reasons for which the Secretary has determined that 
        such release is not possible.
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35. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Boyle of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle D of title XII the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON RUSSIA'S SUPPORT FOR THE TALIBAN AND OTHER 
                    DESTABILIZING ACTIVITIES IN AFGHANISTAN.

  The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense shall 
jointly submit to the congressional defense committees and the 
Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Foreign Relations a report on Russia's 
support for the Taliban and other destabilizing activities in 
Afghanistan.
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 36. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cheney of Wyoming or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. REVIEW OF CONTROLLED ITEMS WITH RESPECT TO CHINA.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a 
report listing each technology included on the Commerce Control 
List maintained under Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the 
Export Administration Regulations (subchapter C of chapter VII 
of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations) and exempted for 
export to China, and each item removed from such List, 
designated as ``EAR99'' by the Bureau of Industry and Security, 
and exported to China, during the 15-year period ending on such 
date of enactment that the Secretary determines currently poses 
an unacceptable national security risk.
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37. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bass of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. UNITED STATES SECURITY AND HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT STRATEGY FOR 
                    YEMEN.

  Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, 
in coordination with the Administrator of the United States 
Agency for International Development, shall jointly submit to 
Congress a comprehensive report on United States security and 
humanitarian interests in Yemen, including each of the 
following:
          (1) The strategic objectives of the United States in 
        Yemen, including humanitarian support to civilian 
        populations under threat of famine, and the criteria 
        for determining the success of such objectives.
          (2) A description of efforts to coordinate civilian 
        and military efforts with respect to Yemen.
          (3) A description of the diplomatic strategy with 
        respect to regional partners seeking to end the civil 
        war in Yemen.
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38. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crowley of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON BANGLADESH.

  The Secretary of State, in coordination with the 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development (USAID) and the Secretary of Defense, shall submit 
to Congress a report--
          (1) assessing Bangladesh's ability to respond to 
        humanitarian crises and natural disasters; and
          (2) recommending areas for enhancing humanitarian 
        assistance and disaster relief cooperation between the 
        United States and Bangladesh relating to improving 
        Bangladesh's ability to respond to humanitarian crises 
        and natural disasters, including through humanitarian 
        consultations, training, and exercises.
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39. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Boyle of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12__. UNITED STATES CYBERSECURITY COOPERATION WITH UKRAINE.

  (a) Statement of Policy.--It is the policy of the United 
States to--
          (1) reaffirm the United States-Ukraine Charter on 
        Strategic Partnership, which highlights the importance 
        of the bilateral relationship and outlines enhanced 
        cooperation in the areas of defense, security, 
        economics and trade, energy security, democracy, and 
        cultural exchanges;
          (2) support continued cooperation between NATO and 
        Ukraine;
          (3) support Ukraine's political and economic reforms;
          (4) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to 
        the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances;
          (5) assist Ukraine's efforts to enhance its 
        cybersecurity capabilities; and
          (6) improve Ukraine's ability to respond to Russian-
        supported disinformation and propaganda efforts in 
        cyberspace, including through social media and other 
        outlets.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of State should take the following actions, 
commensurate with United States interests, to assist Ukraine to 
improve its cybersecurity:
          (1) Provide Ukraine such support as may be necessary 
        to secure government computer networks from malicious 
        cyber intrusions, particularly such networks that 
        defend the critical infrastructure of Ukraine.
          (2) Provide Ukraine support in reducing reliance on 
        Russian information and communications technology.
          (3) Assist Ukraine to build its capacity, expand 
        cybersecurity information sharing, and cooperate on 
        international cyberspace efforts.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to 
the congressional defense committees and the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on United 
States cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine. Such report 
shall also include information relating to the following:
          (1) United States efforts to strengthen Ukraine's 
        ability to prevent, mitigate, and respond to cyber 
        incidents, including through training, education, 
        technical assistance, capacity building, and 
        cybersecurity risk management strategies.
          (2) The potential for new areas of collaboration and 
        mutual assistance between the United States and Ukraine 
        in addressing shared cyber challenges, including 
        cybercrime, critical infrastructure protection, and 
        resilience against botnets and other automated, 
        distributed threats.
          (3) NATO's efforts to help Ukraine develop technical 
        capabilities to counter cyber threats.
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 40. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hunter of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12_. BRIEFING ON CHINA'S MILITARY INSTALLATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF 
                    DJIBOUTI.

  (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
coordination with the Secretary of State, shall brief the 
appropriate congressional committees on the following:
          (1) An assessment of the impact of the People's 
        Republic of China's first overseas military 
        installation in the Republic of Djibouti on the ability 
        of the United States forces to operate in the region.
          (2) An assessment of China's ability to obtain 
        sensitive information and impact operations conducted 
        from Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti, the largest United 
        States military installation on the African continent.
          (3) An assessment of the ability of the President of 
        Djibouti to terminate by all methods, including by 
        simple decree, the Department of Defense's lease 
        agreement governing operation of Camp Lemmonier.
          (4) An assessment of the impact of the Chinese base 
        in Djibouti on security and safety of United States 
        personnel in Djibouti.
          (5) An assessment of the status of China's compliance 
        with the ``Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons'' that 
        forbids employment of laser weapons.
          (6) An assessment of the laser attack in Djibouti 
        that injured United States airmen.
          (7) An assessment of Djibouti's compliance with its 
        treaty obligations under the Ottawa Convention to end 
        the use of landmines.
  (b) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
          (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
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 41. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meeks of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. SENSE OF CONGRESS WITH RESPECT TO THE 3 SEAS INITIATIVE.

  It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the 3 Seas Initiative could serve as a valuable 
        counterweight to the efforts of the Russian Government 
        to divide Europe and to the regional expansionism of 
        the Chinese Government, particularly in the context of 
        energy and infrastructure; and
          (2) the United States should fully support the 
        efforts of the 3 Seas Initiative, including by--
                  (A) sending a high level delegation to future 
                summits convened by the Initiative;
                  (B) encouraging United States business 
                leaders to participate in the Initiative; and
                  (C) supporting the establishment of a network 
                of Central European chambers of commerce.
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 42. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Vela of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND CARTEL ACTIVITY IN MEXICO.

  The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
defense committees a report on violence and cartel activity in 
Mexico and the impact of such on United States national 
security.
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 43. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Engel of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the appropriate place in title XII, insert the following 
new subtitle:

                 Subtitle __--Matters Relating to Burma

SEC. 12__1. LIMITATION ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND SECURITY COOPERATION.

  (a) Limitation on Military and Security Sector Cooperation.--
Except as provided in subsection (b) or subsection (e), for the 
8-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the United States may not provide security assistance or 
engage in security cooperation with the military or security 
forces of Burma until the date on which the Secretary of State 
certifies to the appropriate congressional committees with 
respect to security assistance, as such term is defined in 
section 502B(d) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 
U.S.C. 2304(d)), or, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Defense, with respect to security cooperation programs and 
activities of the Department of Defense, as such term is 
defined in section 301 of title 10, United States Code, as 
applicable, that the military and security forces of Burma have 
demonstrated significant progress in abiding by international 
human rights standards and are undertaking meaningful and 
significant security sector reform, including reforms that 
enhance transparency and accountability, to prevent future 
abuses, such as--
          (1) the Burmese military and security forces adhere 
        to international humanitarian law, demonstrate 
        significant progress in abiding by international 
        standards for human rights, and pledge to stop future 
        human rights abuses;
          (2) the Burmese military and security forces support 
        efforts to carry out meaningful and comprehensive 
        investigations of alleged abuses and are taking steps 
        to hold accountable those members of such military and 
        security forces responsible for human rights abuses;
          (3) the Government of Burma, including the military 
        and security forces, allow immediate and unfettered 
        humanitarian access to communities in areas affected by 
        conflict, including Rohingya communities in the State 
        of Rakhine;
          (4) the Government of Burma, including the military 
        and security forces, cooperates with the United Nations 
        High Commissioner for Refugees and organizations 
        affiliated with the United Nations to ensure the 
        protection of displaced persons and the safe, 
        voluntary, and dignified return of refugees and 
        internally displaced persons;
          (5) the Burmese military and security forces cease 
        their attacks against ethnic minority groups and 
        constructively participate in the conclusion of a 
        credible, nationwide ceasefire agreement, political 
        accommodation, and constitutional change, including the 
        restoration of the citizenship of the Rohingya;
          (6) the Government of Burma, including the military 
        and security forces, defines a transparent plan with a 
        timeline for professionalizing the military and 
        security forces and includes a process by which the 
        military withdraws from private-sector business 
        enterprises and ceases involvement in the illegal trade 
        in natural resources and narcotics; or
          (7) the Government of Burma establishes effective 
        civilian control over the finances of its military and 
        security forces, including by ensuring that the 
        military does not have access to off-budget income and 
        that military expenditures are subject to adequate 
        civilian oversight.
  (b) Exceptions.--
          (1) Certain existing authorities.--The Secretary of 
        Defense shall retain the authority granted by section 
        1253 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon 
        National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 
        (22 U.S.C. 2151 note) and is authorized to provide the 
        Government of Burma with assistance necessary to make 
        available the activities described in subsection (a) of 
        such section.
          (2) Hospitality.--The Secretary of State and the 
        United States Agency for International Development may 
        provide assistance authorized under part I of the 
        Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) 
        to provide hospitality during research, dialogues, 
        meetings, or other activities by the parties attending 
        the Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong or 
        related processes seeking inclusive, sustainable 
        reconciliation.
  (c) Military Reform.--The certification required under 
subsection (a) shall include a written justification in 
unclassified form that may contain a classified annex 
describing the Burmese military's efforts to implement reforms, 
end impunity for human rights abuses, and increase transparency 
and accountability.
  (d) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, and annually 
        thereafter, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary 
        of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional 
        committees a report, in unclassified form with a 
        classified annex, on the strategy and plans for 
        military-to-military engagement between the United 
        States Armed Forces and the military and security 
        forces of Burma.
          (2) Elements.--The report required under paragraph 
        (1) shall include the following elements:
                  (A) A description and assessment of the 
                Government of Burma's strategy for security 
                sector reform, including plans to withdraw the 
                military from owning or controlling private-
                sector business entities and end involvement in 
                the illicit trade in jade and other natural 
                resources, reforms to end corruption and 
                illicit drug trafficking, and constitutional 
                reforms to ensure civilian control.
                  (B) A list of ongoing military activities 
                conducted by the United States Government with 
                the Government of Burma, and a description of 
                the United States strategy for future military-
                military engagements between the United States 
                and Burma's military and security forces, 
                including the military of Burma, the Burma 
                Police Force, and armed ethnic groups.
                  (C) An assessment of the progress of the 
                military and security forces of Burma towards 
                developing a framework to implement human right 
                reforms, including--
                          (i) cooperation with civilian 
                        authorities to investigate and 
                        prosecute cases of serious, credible, 
                        or gross human rights abuses;
                          (ii) steps taken to demonstrate 
                        respect for and implementation of the 
                        laws of war; and
                          (iii) a description of the elements 
                        of the military-to-military engagement 
                        between the United States and Burma 
                        that promote such implementation.
                  (D) An assessment of progress on the peaceful 
                settlement of armed conflicts between the 
                Government of Burma and ethnic minority groups, 
                including actions taken by the military of 
                Burma to adhere to cease-fire agreements, allow 
                for safe and voluntary returns of displaced 
                persons to their homes, and withdraw forces 
                from conflict zones.
                  (E) An assessment of the Burmese's military 
                recruitment and use of children as soldiers.
                  (F) An assessment of the Burmese's military's 
                use of violence against women, sexual violence, 
                or other gender-based violence as a tool of 
                terror, war, or ethnic cleansing.
  (e) Waiver.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of State, with respect 
        to security assistance, and the Secretary of Defense in 
        consultation with the Secretary of State, with respect 
        to security cooperation programs and activities of the 
        Department of Defense, may waive on a case-by-case 
        basis the application of the limitation under 
        subsection (a) if the Secretary submits to the 
        appropriate congressional committees, not later than 30 
        days before such waiver enters into effect--
                  (A) a list of the activities and participants 
                to which such waiver would apply;
                  (B) a certification, including a 
                justification, that the waiver is in the 
                national interest of the United States; and
                  (C) a certification that none of the 
                participants listed pursuant to subparagraph 
                (A) have committed any of the acts described in 
                section 12_2(a)(1)(A) or 12_2(a)(1)(B) or 
                committed any other gross violation of human 
                rights, as such term is defined for purposes of 
                section 362 of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 12__2. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN FOREIGN 
                    PERSONS.

  (a) In General.--For the 8-year period beginning on the date 
that is 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the President shall impose the sanctions described in 
subsection (b) with respect to each foreign person that the 
President determines--
          (1) is a current or former senior official of the 
        military or security forces of Burma who knowingly--
                  (A) perpetrated or is responsible for 
                ordering or otherwise directing serious human 
                rights abuses in Burma; or
                  (B) has taken significant steps to impede 
                investigations or prosecutions of serious human 
                rights abuses allegedly committed by one or 
                more subordinates of such official, including 
                against the Rohingya community in the state of 
                Rakhine;
          (2) is an entity owned or controlled by any person 
        described in paragraph (1);
          (3) has knowingly provided or received significant 
        financial, material, or technological support to or 
        from a foreign person, including the immediate family 
        members of such person, described in paragraph (1) for 
        any of the acts described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of 
        such paragraph.
  (b) Sanctions.--The sanctions described in this section are 
the following:
          (1) Asset blocking.--Notwithstanding the requirements 
        of section 202 of the International Emergency Economic 
        Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701), the exercise of all powers 
        granted to the President by such Act to the extent 
        necessary to block and prohibit all transactions in all 
        property and interests in property of a person the 
        President determines meets one or more of the criteria 
        described in subsection (a) if such property and 
        interests in property are in the United States, come 
        within the United States, or are or come within the 
        possession or control of a United States person..
          (2) Aliens ineligible for visas, admission, or 
        parole.--
                  (A) Visas, admission, or parole.--An alien 
                who the Secretary of State or the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security (or a designee of one of such 
                Secretaries) knows, or has reason to believe, 
                meets any of the criteria described in 
                subsection (a) is--
                          (i) inadmissible to the United 
                        States;
                          (ii) ineligible to receive a visa or 
                        other documentation to enter the United 
                        States; and
                          (iii) otherwise ineligible to be 
                        admitted or paroled into the United 
                        States or to receive any other benefit 
                        under the Immigration and Nationality 
                        Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).
                  (B) Current visas revoked.--
                          (i) In general.--The issuing consular 
                        officer, the Secretary of State, or the 
                        Secretary of Homeland Security (or a 
                        designee of one of such Secretaries) 
                        shall revoke any visa or other entry 
                        documentation issued to an alien who 
                        meets any of the criteria described in 
                        subsection (a) regardless of when 
                        issued.
                          (ii) Effect of revocation.--A 
                        revocation under clause (i)--
                                  (I) shall take effect 
                                immediately; and
                                  (II) shall automatically 
                                cancel any other valid visa or 
                                entry documentation that is in 
                                the alien's possession.
          (3) Exception to comply with united nations 
        headquarters agreement.--Sanctions under paragraph (2) 
        shall not apply to an alien if admitting the alien into 
        the United States is necessary to permit the United 
        States to comply with the Agreement regarding the 
        Headquarters of the United Nations, signed at Lake 
        Success June 26, 1947, and entered into force November 
        21, 1947, between the United Nations and the United 
        States, or other applicable international obligations.
          (4) Exception with respect to the importation of 
        goods.--The authorities and requirements to impose 
        sanctions under this section shall not include any 
        authority or requirement to impose sanctions with 
        respect to the importation of goods, as such term is 
        defined in section 16 of the Export Administration Act 
        of 1979 (50 U.S.C. 4618) (as continued in effect 
        pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers 
        Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.))).
  (c) Penalties.--Any person that violates, attempts to 
violate, conspires to violate, or causes a violation of this 
section or any regulation, license, or order issued to carry 
out subsection (b) shall be subject to the penalties set forth 
in subsections (b) and (c) of section 206 of the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1705) to the same 
extent as a person that commits an unlawful act described in 
subsection (a) of that section.
  (d) Implementation.--The President may exercise the 
authorities provided under section 203 and 205 of the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702 and 
1704) to carry out this section.
  (e) Waiver.--
          (1) In general.--The President may annually waive the 
        application of sanctions required by subsection (a) 
        with respect to a person if the President--
                  (A) determines that such waiver is in the 
                national interest of the United States; and
                  (B) not later than the date on which such 
                waiver will take effect, submits to the 
                congressional committees listed in paragraph 
                (2) a notice of and justification for such 
                waiver.
          (2) Congressional committees listed.--The 
        congressional committees listed in this paragraph are 
        the following:
                  (A) The Committee on Foreign Affairs, the 
                Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee 
                on Financial Services of the House of 
                Representatives.
                  (B) The Committee on Foreign Relations, the 
                Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee 
                on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the 
                Senate.
  (f) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Admitted; alien.--The terms ``admitted'' and 
        ``alien'' have the meanings given those terms in 
        section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
        U.S.C. 1001).
          (2) Foreign person.--The term ``foreign person'' 
        means a person that is not a United States person.
          (3) Knowingly.--The term ``knowingly'' means, with 
        respect to conduct, a circumstance, or a result, means 
        that a person has actual knowledge, or should have 
        known, of the conduct, the circumstance, or the result.
          (4) United states person.--The term ``United States 
        person'' means--
                  (A) a United States citizen, an alien 
                lawfully admitted for permanent residence to 
                the United States, or any other individual 
                subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
                States; or
                  (B) an entity organized under the laws of the 
                United States or of any jurisdiction within the 
                United States, including a foreign branch of 
                such entity.

SEC. 12__3. RESPONSIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE MINING SECTOR.

  (a) List of Participating Entities.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, and not less than 
        annually thereafter until the date described in 
        subsection (e), the Secretary of State shall submit to 
        the appropriate congressional committees a list of the 
        entities described in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B) 
        of paragraph (2) that--
                  (A) participate in Burma's mining sector;
                  (B) meet the criterion described in 
                subsection (b)(1); and
                  (C) meet or have made significant progress 
                towards meeting the criteria in subsections 
                (b)(2) through (b)(5).
          (2) Entities described.--The entities described in 
        this paragraph are the following:
                  (A) Entities that produce or process precious 
                and semiprecious gemstones.
                  (B) Entities that sell or export precious and 
                semiprecious gemstones from Burma or articles 
                of jewelry containing such gemstones.
  (b) Criteria Described.--The criteria described in this 
subsection are the following with respect to an entity:
          (1) The entity publicly discloses beneficial 
        ownership, as such term is defined for purposes of the 
        Myanmar Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative 
        (Myanmar EITI), and the entity is not owned or 
        controlled, either directly or indirectly, by the 
        Burmese military or security forces, any current or 
        former senior Burmese military officer, or any person 
        sanctioned by the United States pursuant to any 
        relevant sanctions authority.
          (2) The entity publicly discloses any politically 
        exposed persons, as defined by the Myanmar EITI, who 
        are beneficial owners, as defined under the Myanmar 
        EITI.
          (3) The entity publicly discloses valid 
        authorization, license, or permit to produce, process, 
        sell, or export minerals or gemstones, as applicable.
          (4) The entity publicly discloses payments to the 
        Government of Burma, including tax and non-tax, 
        license, or royalty payments, and other payments or 
        contract terms as may be required under Myanmar 
        Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative standards.
          (5) The entity undertakes robust due diligence, in 
        line with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for 
        Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-
        Affected and High-Risk Areas, including public 
        reporting.
  (c) Publication of List.--The Secretary of State shall 
publish the list under subsection (a) and shall periodically 
update such list as appropriate.
  (d) Guidance.--The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to 
relevant companies regarding supply-chain due diligence best 
practices applicable to importation of gemstones or minerals 
that may be of Burmese origin or articles of jewelry containing 
such gemstones to mitigate the potential risks associated with 
the importation of such items.
  (e) Termination.--The requirement under subsection (a) shall 
terminate on the date on which the President certifies to the 
appropriate congressional committees that the Government of 
Burma has taken substantial measures to reform the mining 
sector in Burma, including the following:
          (1) Requiring the mandatory disclosure of payments, 
        permit and license allocations, project revenues, 
        relevant contract terms, and beneficial ownership, 
        including identifying any politically exposed persons 
        who are beneficial owners, consistent with the approach 
        agreed under the Myanmar EITI and with due regard for 
        civil society participation.
          (2) Separating the commercial, regulatory, and 
        revenue collection responsibilities within the Myanmar 
        Gems Enterprise and other key state-owned enterprises 
        to remove existing conflicts of interest.
          (3) Monitoring and undertaking enforcement actions, 
        as warranted, to ensure that entities fully adhere to 
        environmental and social impact assessment and 
        management standards in accordance with international 
        responsible mining practices, the country's 
        environmental conservation law and other applicable 
        laws and regulations, and that they uphold occupational 
        health and safety standards and codes of conduct that 
        are aligned with the core labor standards of the 
        International Labour Organisation and domestic law.
          (4) Actively seeking a comprehensive peace agreement 
        that addresses the transparent and fair distribution of 
        benefits from natural resources, including local 
        benefit-sharing, taking into consideration proposals on 
        fiscal federalism for new governance arrangements in 
        resource-rich regions.
          (5) Implementing on a timely basis policy reforms 
        aligned with the recommendations of the multi-
        stakeholder Jade and Gemstone Support Committee and 
        reporting regularly on such reforms.
          (6) Reforming the process for valuation of gemstones 
        at the mine-site, including developing an independent 
        valuation system to prevent undervaluation and tax 
        evasion.
          (7) Requiring companies bidding for jade and ruby 
        permits to be independently audited upon the request of 
        Myanmar Gems Enterprise or the Minister of Natural 
        Resources and Environmental Conservation, and making 
        the results of all such audits public.
          (8) Establishing a credible and transparent 
        permitting process that closely scrutinizes applicants, 
        including based on past performance, and prevents 
        unscrupulous entities from gaining authorized access to 
        concessions or the right to trade in minerals or 
        gemstones.
          (9) Establishing effective oversight of state-owned 
        enterprises operating in such sector, including through 
        parliamentary oversight or requirements for independent 
        financial auditing.

SEC. 12__4. DETERMINATION AND REPORT ON ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ETHNIC 
                    CLEANSING, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, AND GENOCIDE IN 
                    BURMA.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit 
to the appropriate congressional committees a report that--
          (1) describes--
                  (A) allegations of ethnic cleansing, crimes 
                against humanity, and genocide in Burma; and
                  (B) potential transitional justice mechanisms 
                in Burma; and
          (2) includes a determination whether the events that 
        took place in the state of Rakhine in Burma, starting 
        on August 25, 2017, constitute ethnic cleansing, crimes 
        against humanity, or genocide.
  (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) shall 
include--
          (1) a description of--
                  (A) incidents that may constitute ethnic 
                cleansing, crimes against humanity, or genocide 
                committed by the Burmese military against the 
                Rohingya minority and the identities of any 
                other actors involved in such incidents;
                  (B) the role of the civilian government in 
                the commission of such incidents;
                  (C) incidents that may constitute ethnic 
                cleansing, crimes against humanity, or genocide 
                committed by violent extremist groups or anti-
                government forces;
                  (D) incidents that may violate the principle 
                of medical neutrality and, to the extent 
                possible, the identities of any individuals who 
                engaged in or organized such incidents; and
                  (E) to the extent possible, a description of 
                the conventional and unconventional weapons 
                used for such crimes and the sources of such 
                weapons;
          (2) a description and assessment by the Department of 
        State, the United States Agency for International 
        Development, the Department of Justice, and other 
        appropriate Federal departments and agencies of 
        programs that the United States has already undertaken 
        or is planning to undertake to ensure accountability 
        for ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and 
        genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya by the 
        military and security forces of Burma, the state 
        government of Rakhine, Buddhist militias, and all other 
        armed groups fighting in Rakhine, including programs 
        to--
                  (A) train civilian investigators within and 
                outside of Burma and Bangladesh on how to 
                document, investigate, develop findings of, and 
                identify and locate alleged perpetrators of 
                ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, or 
                genocide in Burma;
                  (B) promote and prepare for a transitional 
                justice process or processes for the 
                perpetrators of ethnic cleansing, crimes 
                against humanity, and genocide occurring in the 
                State of Rakhine in 2017; and
                  (C) document, collect, preserve, and protect 
                evidence of ethnic cleansing, crimes against 
                humanity, and genocide in Burma, including by 
                providing support for Burmese, Bangladeshi, 
                foreign, and international nongovernmental 
                organizations, the United Nations Human Rights 
                Council's investigative team, and other 
                entities engaged in such investigative 
                activities; and
          (3) a detailed study of the feasibility and 
        desirability of potential transitional justice 
        mechanisms for Burma, including a hybrid tribunal, to 
        address ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and 
        genocide perpetrated in Burma, including 
        recommendations on which transitional justice 
        mechanisms the United States should support, why such 
        mechanisms should be supported, and what type of 
        support should be offered.
  (c) Protection of Witnesses and Evidence.--The Secretary of 
State shall take due care to ensure that the identification of 
witnesses and physical evidence are not publicly disclosed in a 
manner that might place such persons at risk of harm or 
encourage the destruction of evidence by the Government of 
Burma.
  (d) Authorization to Provide Technical Assistance.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of State is authorized 
        to provide assistance to support appropriate entities 
        that are undertaking the efforts described in paragraph 
        (2) with respect to ethnic cleansing, crimes against 
        humanity, and genocide perpetrated by the military and 
        security forces of Burma, the state government of 
        Rakhine, Buddhist militias, and all other armed groups 
        fighting in Rakhine State.
          (2) Efforts against human rights abuses.--The efforts 
        described in this paragraph are the following:
                  (A) Identifying suspected perpetrators of 
                ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, and 
                genocide.
                  (B) Collecting, documenting, and protecting 
                evidence of such crimes and preserve the chain 
                of custody for such evidence.
                  (C) Conducting criminal investigations.
                  (D) Supporting investigations conducted by 
                other countries, as appropriate.
          (3) Additional support.--The Secretary of State, 
        taking into account any relevant findings in the report 
        required by subsection (a), is authorized to support 
        the creation and operation of transitional justice 
        mechanisms, including a potential hybrid tribunal, to 
        prosecute individuals suspected of committing ethnic 
        cleansing, crimes against humanity, or genocide in 
        Burma.

SEC. 12__5. APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.

  In this subtitle, the term ``appropriate congressional 
committees'' means--
          (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
          (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
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   44. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Norman of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 720, after line 2, insert the following:

SEC. 1523. SEPARATE ACCOUNT LINES FOR OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS 
                    FUNDS.

  For accountability and transparency purposes, the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget and the Secretary of 
Defense shall establish separate accounts to ensure that 
amounts authorized to be appropriated pursuant to this title 
are administered separately from amounts otherwise authorized 
to be appropriated or made available for the Department of 
Defense.
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 45. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McMorris Rodgers of 
          Washington or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 874, insert after line 6 the following:

SEC. 2815. STUDY OF FEASIBILITY OF USING 20-YEAR INTERGOVERNMENTAL 
                    SUPPORT AGREEMENTS FOR INSTALLATION-SUPPORT 
                    SERVICES.

  (a) Study.--Each Secretary concerned shall conduct a study of 
the feasibility and desirability of entering into 
intergovernmental support agreements under section 2679(a) of 
title 10, United States Code, for a term not to exceed 20 
years.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, each Secretary concerned shall submit to 
the congressional defense committees a report on the study 
conducted under subsection (a).
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46. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McSally of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 874, insert after line 7 the following (and redesignate 
the succeeding provisions accordingly):

SEC. 2821. LAND EXCHANGE, AIR FORCE PLANT 44, TUCSON, ARIZONA.

  (a) Land Conveyance and Restoration of Real Property 
Improvements Authorized.--In connection with a project planned 
by the Tuscon Airport Authority (in this section referred to as 
``TAA'') to relocate and extend a parallel runway and make 
other airfield safety enhancements at the Tucson International 
Airport, the Secretary of the Air Force (in this section 
referred to as the ``Secretary'') may--
          (1) convey to TAA all right, title, and interest of 
        the United States in and to all or any part of a parcel 
        of real property, including any improvements thereon, 
        consisting of approximately 58 acres on Air Force Plant 
        44, Arizona, and located adjacent to Tucson 
        International Airport;
          (2) agree to terminate all or a portion of any deed 
        restrictions made for the benefit of the United States 
        that limit construction on Tucson International Airport 
        within 750 feet of the Airport's southwest property 
        boundary with Air Force Plant 44; and
          (3) using cash or in-kind consideration as provided 
        in subsection (b)--
                  (A) construct new explosives storage 
                facilities to replace the explosives storage 
                facilities located on the land described in 
                paragraph (1) and explosives storage facilities 
                located on Air Force Plant 44 within the end-
                of-runway clear zone associated with the TAA 
                airfield enhancement project; and
                  (B) construct new fencing as necessary to 
                accommodate the changes in the boundary of Air 
                Force Plant 44.
  (b) Consideration.--As consideration for the land conveyance, 
deed restriction termination, replacement of real property 
improvements, and installation of fencing authorized under 
subsection (a), the following consideration must be received by 
the United States before the Secretary may make any conveyance 
or termination of real property interests of the United States 
as described in subsection (a):
          (1) All right, title, and interest of the owner or 
        owners thereof to the parcels of real property 
        consisting of approximately 160 acres directly adjacent 
        to the south boundary of Air Force Plant 44.
          (2) The cost to the Secretary, in accordance with 
        current design standards, of--
                  (A) replacing the real property structures on 
                Air Force Plant 44 made unusable due to the 
                land transfers and termination of deed 
                restrictions, with structures of at least 
                equivalent capacity and functionality; and
                  (B) installing the necessary boundary fencing 
                due to the changes in the boundary of Air Force 
                Plant 44.
  (c) Direct Payment of Consideration to Government 
Contractors.--The Secretary may require that any cash 
consideration to be received under this section be paid, 
directly or through the Air Force design and construction 
agent, to the contractors performing design or construction of 
the real property improvements described in subsection (a)(3).
  (d) Payment of Costs of Conveyances.--
          (1) Payment required.--The Secretary may require TAA 
        to cover costs to be incurred by the Secretary to carry 
        out the land exchange and other transactions authorized 
        under this section, or to reimburse the Secretary for 
        such costs, including survey costs, appraisal costs, 
        costs related to environmental documentation, and other 
        administrative costs related to the conveyances. If 
        amounts are collected from TAA in advance of the 
        Secretary incurring the actual costs, and the amount 
        collected exceeds the costs actually incurred by the 
        Secretary to carry out such transactions, the Secretary 
        shall refund the excess amount to TAA.
          (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received 
        as reimbursements under paragraph (1) shall be used in 
        accordance with section 2695(c) of title 10, United 
        States Code.
  (e) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the real property to be exchanged under this 
section shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
Secretary.
  (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
require such additional terms and conditions in connection with 
the land exchange and other transactions under this section as 
the Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of 
the United States. Without limiting the foregoing, the 
Secretary may establish a deed restriction on any part of the 
58 acres described in subsection (a)(1) to accommodate existing 
Quantity Distance arcs.
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47. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Norton of the District 
         of Columbia or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section (and 
redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

SEC. 2822. LAND EXCHANGE, NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, 
                    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

  (a) Exchange of Property Interests Authorized.--
          (1) Interests to be conveyed.--The Secretary of the 
        Navy (Secretary) may convey all right, title, and 
        interest of the United States in and to one or more 
        parcels of real property, including any improvements 
        thereon and, without limitation, any leasehold 
        interests of the United States therein, as the 
        Secretary considers appropriate to protect the 
        interests of the United States.
          (2) Interests to be acquired.--In exchange for the 
        property interests described in paragraph (1), the 
        Secretary may accept parcels at the Southeast Federal 
        Center in the vicinity of the Washington Navy Yard, 
        replacement of facilities being conveyed of equal value 
        and similar utility, as determined by the Secretary, 
        and any additional consideration the Secretary feels is 
        appropriate, including maintenance, repair, or 
        restoration of any real property, facility, or 
        infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
  (b) Valuation.--The value of the property interests to be 
exchanged by the Secretary described in subsections (a)(1) and 
(a)(2) shall be determined--
          (1) by an independent appraiser selected by the 
        Secretary; and
          (2) in accordance with the Uniform Appraisal 
        Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions and the Uniform 
        Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
  (c) Equalization Payments.--
          (1) To the secretary.--If the value of the property 
        interests described in subsection (a)(1) is greater 
        than the value of the property interests described in 
        subsection (a)(2), the values shall be equalized 
        through a cash equalization payment to the Department 
        of the Navy.
          (2) No equalization.--If the value of the property 
        interests described in subsection (a)(2) is greater 
        than the value of the property interests described in 
        subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall not make a cash 
        equalization payment to equalize the values.
  (d) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
          (1) Payment required.--The Secretary shall require 
        the other party in this land exchange to cover costs to 
        be incurred by the Secretary, or to reimburse the 
        Secretary for such costs incurred, to carry out the 
        land exchange under this section, including survey 
        costs, costs for environmental documentation, other 
        administrative costs related to the land exchange, and 
        all costs associated with relocation of activities and 
        facilities to the replacement location. If amounts 
        collected are in advance of the Secretary incurring 
        actual costs, and the amount collected exceeds the 
        costs actually incurred by the Secretary to carry out 
        the land exchange, the Secretary shall refund the 
        excess amount.
          (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received 
        shall be credited to the fund or account that was used 
        to cover those costs incurred by the Secretary in 
        carrying out the land exchange. Amounts so credited 
        shall be merged with amounts in such fund or account, 
        and shall be available for the same purposes, and 
        subject to the same conditions and limitations, as 
        amounts in such fund or account.
  (e) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the property to be exchanged under this section 
shall be determined by surveys satisfactory to the Secretary of 
the Navy.
  (f) Conveyance Agreement.--The exchange of real property 
interests under this section shall be accomplished using an 
appropriate legal instrument and upon terms and conditions 
mutually satisfactory to both parties of the exchange, 
including such additional terms and conditions as the Secretary 
considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United 
States.
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 48. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Beyer of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 889, insert after line 13 the following:

SEC. 2826. COMMEMORATION OF FREEDMAN'S VILLAGE, ARLINGTON COUNTY, 
                    VIRGINIA.

  (a) Permanent Easement.--The Secretary of the Army is 
directed to grant to Arlington County, Virginia, a permanent 
easement of approximately 0.1 acres of land within the right-
of-way of Southgate Road to the south and west of Hobson Drive 
and west of the planned joint base access road that is also 
continuous with Foxcroft Heights Park for the purpose of 
commemorating Freedman's Village.
  (b) Relocation of Commemoration in Event Location Is Used for 
Burial Purposes.--In the event Arlington National Cemetery 
subsequently acquires the property used for the commemoration 
described under subsection (a) for burial purposes, the Army 
shall relocate any commemoration of Freedman's Village to an 
appropriate location.
  (c) Reimbursement.--The Secretary of Defense may accept 
reimbursement from Arlington County for any costs associated 
with commemorating Freedman's Village.
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49. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative LaMalfa of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 937, insert after line 12 the following:

SEC. 2845. RESTRICTIONS ON REHABILITATION OF OVER-THE-HORIZON 
                    BACKSCATTER RADAR STATION.

  (a) Restrictions.--Except as provided in subsection (b), the 
Secretary of the Air Force may not use any funds or resources 
to carry out the rehabilitation of the Over-the-Horizon 
Backscatter Radar Station on Modoc National Forest land in 
Modoc County, California.
  (b) Exception for Removal of Perimeter Fence.--
Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary may use funds and 
resources to remove the perimeter fence surrounding the Over-
the-Horizon Backscatter Radar Station and to carry out the 
mitigation of soil contamination associated with such fence.
  (c) Sunset.--Subsection (a) shall terminate on the date of 
the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2020.
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 50. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Polis of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title XXXI, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 31__. BUDGET REDUCTION FOR WEAPONS ACTIVITIES.

  Notwithstanding the amounts set forth in the funding tables 
in division D, the amount authorized to be appropriated by 
section 3101 for the National Nuclear Security Administration, 
as specified in the corresponding funding table in section 
4701, for weapons activities is hereby reduced by $198,000,000. 
The amount of such reduction shall not be available for any 
purpose other than deficit reduction.
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51. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Panetta of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title XXXI, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 31__. ACCELERATION OF REPLACEMENT OF CESIUM BLOOD IRRADIATION 
                    SOURCES.

  (a) Goal.--The Administrator for Nuclear Security shall 
ensure that the goal of the covered programs is eliminating the 
use of blood irradiation devices in the United States that rely 
on cesium chloride by December 31, 2027.
  (b) Programs.--To meet the goal specified by subsection (a), 
the Administrator shall carry out the covered programs in a 
manner that--
          (1) is voluntary for owners of blood irradiation 
        devices;
          (2) allows for the United States, subject to the 
        review of the Administrator, to pay up to 50 percent of 
        the per-device cost of replacing blood irradiation 
        devices covered by the programs;
          (3) allows for the United States to pay up to 100 
        percent of the cost of removing and disposing of cesium 
        sources retired from service by the programs; and
          (4) replaces such devices with x-ray irradiation 
        devices or other devices approved by the Food and Drug 
        Administration that provide significant threat 
        reduction as compared to cesium chloride irradiators.
  (c) Duration.--The Administrator shall carry out the covered 
programs until December 31, 2027.
  (d) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
appropriate congressional committees a report on the covered 
programs, including--
          (1) identification of each cesium chloride blood 
        irradiation device in the United States, including the 
        number, general location, and user type;
          (2) a plan for achieving the goal established by 
        subsection (a);
          (3) a methodology for prioritizing replacement of 
        such devices which takes into account irradiator age 
        and prior material security initiatives;
          (4) in consultation with the Nuclear Regulatory 
        Commission and the Food and Drug Administration, a 
        strategy identifying any legislative, regulatory, or 
        other measures necessary to constrain the introduction 
        of new cesium chloride blood irradiation devices; and
          (5) identification of the annual funds required to 
        meet the goal established by subsection (a).
  (e) Assessment.--The Administrator shall submit and 
assessment to the appropriate congressional committees by 
September 20, 2023, the results of the actions on the covered 
programs, including--
          (1) the number of replacement irradiators under the 
        covered programs;
          (2) the life-cycle costs of the program, including 
        personnel training, maintenance, and replacement costs 
        for new irradiation devices;
          (3) the cost-effectiveness of the covered programs;
          (4) an analysis of the effectiveness of the new 
        irradiation devices technology; and
          (5) a forecast whether the Administrator will meet 
        the goal established in subsection (a).
  (f) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
        means--
                  (A) the Committee on Appropriations, the 
                Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee 
                on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
                Representatives; and
                  (B) the Committee on Appropriations, the 
                Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
                Energy and Natural Resources, and the Committee 
                on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of 
                the Senate.
          (2) The term ``covered programs'' means the following 
        programs of the Office of Radiological Security of the 
        National Nuclear Security Administration:
                  (A) The Cesium Irradiator Replacement 
                Program.
                  (B) The Offsite Source Recovery Program.
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 52. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hunter of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end the following:

           DIVISION __--COAST GUARD AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2017

SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE.

  This Act may be cited as the ``Coast Guard Authorization Act 
of 2017''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  The table of contents for this division is the following:
Sec. 1. Short title.
Sec. 2. Table of contents.

         TITLE I--REORGANIZATION OF TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 101. Initial matter.
Sec. 102. Subtitle I.
Sec. 103. Chapter 1.
Sec. 104. Chapter 3.
Sec. 105. Chapter 5.
Sec. 106. Chapter 7.
Sec. 107. Chapter 9.
Sec. 108. Chapter 11.
Sec. 109. Subtitle II.
Sec. 110. Chapter 19.
Sec. 111. Part II.
Sec. 112. Chapter 21.
Sec. 113. Chapter 23.
Sec. 114. Chapter 25.
Sec. 115. Part III.
Sec. 116. Chapter 27.
Sec. 117. Chapter 29.
Sec. 118. Subtitle III and chapter 37.
Sec. 119. Chapter 39.
Sec. 120. Chapter 41.
Sec. 121. Subtitle IV and chapter 49.
Sec. 122. Chapter 51.
Sec. 123. References.
Sec. 124. Rule of construction.

                        TITLE II--AUTHORIZATIONS

Sec. 201. Amendments to title 14, United States Code, as amended by 
          title I of this division.
Sec. 202. Authorizations of appropriations.
Sec. 203. Authorized levels of military strength and training.
Sec. 204. Authorization of amounts for Fast Response Cutters.
Sec. 205. Authorization of amounts for shoreside infrastructure.
Sec. 206. Authorization of amounts for aircraft improvements.

                         TITLE III--COAST GUARD

Sec. 301. Amendments to title 14, United States Code, as amended by 
          title I of this division.
Sec. 302. Primary duties.
Sec. 303. National Coast Guard Museum.
Sec. 304. Unmanned aircraft.
Sec. 305. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure portability.
Sec. 306. Training; emergency response providers.
Sec. 307. Incentive contracts for Coast Guard yard and industrial 
          establishments.
Sec. 308. Confidential investigative expenses.
Sec. 309. Regular captains; retirement.
Sec. 310. Conversion, alteration, and repair projects.
Sec. 311. Contracting for major acquisitions programs.
Sec. 312. Officer promotion zones.
Sec. 313. Cross reference.
Sec. 314. Commissioned service retirement.
Sec. 315. Leave for birth or adoption of child.
Sec. 316. Clothing at time of discharge.
Sec. 317. Unfunded priorities list.
Sec. 318. Safety of vessels of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 319. Protecting against unmanned aircraft.
Sec. 320. Air facilities.

                  TITLE IV--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

Sec. 401. Codification of Ports and Waterways Safety Act.
Sec. 402. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 403. Transitional and savings provisions.
Sec. 404. Rule of construction.
Sec. 405. Advisory committee: repeal.
Sec. 406. Regattas and marine parades.
Sec. 407. Regulation of vessels in territorial waters of United States.
Sec. 408. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.

                 TITLE V--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

Sec. 501. Consistency in marine inspections.
Sec. 502. Uninspected passenger vessels in St. Louis County, Minnesota.
Sec. 503. Engine cut-off switch requirements.
Sec. 504. Exception from survival craft requirements.
Sec. 505. Safety standards.
Sec. 506. Fishing safety grants.
Sec. 507. Fishing, fish tender, and fish processing vessel 
          certification.
Sec. 508. Deadline for compliance with alternate safety compliance 
          program.
Sec. 509. Termination of unsafe operations; technical correction.
Sec. 510. Technical corrections: Licenses, certificates of registry, and 
          merchant mariner documents.
Sec. 511. Clarification of logbook entries.
Sec. 512. Certificates of documentation for recreational vessels.
Sec. 513. Numbering for undocumented barges.
Sec. 514. Backup global positioning system.
Sec. 515. Scientific personnel.
Sec. 516. Transparency.

                      TITLE VI--ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Sec. 601. National maritime transportation advisory committees.
Sec. 602. Maritime Security Advisory Committees.

                 TITLE VII--FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

Sec. 701. Short title.
Sec. 702. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 703. Reporting on impact of alliances on competition.
Sec. 704. Definition of certain covered services.
Sec. 705. Reports filed with the Commission.
Sec. 706. Public participation.
Sec. 707. Ocean transportation intermediaries.
Sec. 708. Common carriers.
Sec. 709. Negotiations.
Sec. 710. Injunctive relief sought by the Commission.
Sec. 711. Discussions.
Sec. 712. Transparency.
Sec. 713. Study of bankruptcy preparation and response.
Sec. 714. Agreements unaffected.

                        TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 801. Repeal of obsolete reporting requirement.
Sec. 802. Corrections to provisions enacted by Coast Guard Authorization 
          Acts.
Sec. 803. Officer evaluation report.
Sec. 804. Extension of authority.
Sec. 805. Coast Guard ROTC program.
Sec. 806. Currency detection canine team program.
Sec. 807. Center of expertise for Great Lakes oil spill search and 
          response.
Sec. 808. Public safety answering points and maritime search and rescue 
          coordination.
Sec. 809. Ship shoal lighthouse transfer: repeal.
Sec. 810. Land exchange, Ayakulik Island, Alaska.
Sec. 811. Use of Tract 43.
Sec. 812. Coast Guard maritime domain awareness.
Sec. 813. Monitoring.
Sec. 814. Reimbursements for non-Federal construction costs of certain 
          aids to navigation.
Sec. 815. Towing safety management system fees.
Sec. 816. Oil spill disbursements auditing and report.
Sec. 817. Fleet requirements assessment and strategy.
Sec. 818. National Security Cutter.
Sec. 819. Acquisition plan for inland waterway and river tenders and 
          bay-class icebreakers.
Sec. 820. Great Lakes icebreaker acquisition.
Sec. 821. Polar icebreakers.
Sec. 822. Strategic assets in the Arctic.
Sec. 823. Arctic planning criteria.
Sec. 824. Vessel response plan audit.
Sec. 825. Waters deemed not navigable waters of the United States for 
          certain purposes.
Sec. 826. Documentation of recreational vessels.
Sec. 827. Equipment requirements; exemption from throwable personal 
          flotation devices requirement.
Sec. 828. Visual distress signals and alternative use.
Sec. 829. Radar refresher training.
Sec. 830. Commercial fishing vessel safety national communications plan.
Sec. 831. Authorization for marine debris program.
Sec. 832. Atlantic Coast port access route study recommendations.
Sec. 833. Drawbridges.
Sec. 834. Waiver.
Sec. 835. Vessel waiver.
Sec. 836. Temporary limitations.
Sec. 837. Transfer of Coast Guard property in Jupiter Island, Florida, 
          for inclusion in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Sec. 838. Emergency response.
Sec. 839. Drawbridges consultation.

        TITLE I--REORGANIZATION OF TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE

SEC. 101. INITIAL MATTER.

  Title 14, United States Code, is amended by striking the 
title designation, the title heading, and the table of parts at 
the beginning and inserting the following:

                        ``TITLE 14--COAST GUARD

``Subtitle                                                         Sec. 
``I. Establishment, Powers, Duties, and Administration............  101 
``II. Personnel................................................... 1901 
``III. Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary.......................... 3701 
``IV. Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress.........4901''.

SEC. 102. SUBTITLE I.

  Part I of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
striking the part designation, the part heading, and the table 
of chapters at the beginning and inserting the following:

    ``Subtitle I--Establishment, Powers, Duties, and Administration

``Chap.                                                            Sec. 
``1. Establishment and Duties.....................................  101 
``3. Composition and Organization.................................  301 
``5. Functions and Powers.........................................  501 
``7. Cooperation..................................................  701 
``9. Administration...............................................  901 
``11. Acquisitions...............................................1101''.

SEC. 103. CHAPTER 1.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 1 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                 ``CHAPTER 1--ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES

``Sec.
``101. Establishment of Coast Guard.
``102. Primary duties.
``103. Department in which the Coast Guard operates.
``104. Removing restrictions.
``105. Secretary defined.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 1 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           1   Establishment of Coast Guard..............           101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           2   Primary duties............................           102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           3   Department in which the Coast Guard                  103
                operates.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         652   Removing restrictions.....................           104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           4   Secretary defined.........................           105
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 104. CHAPTER 3.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 3 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

               ``CHAPTER 3--COMPOSITION AND ORGANIZATION

``Sec.
``301. Grades and ratings.
``302. Commandant; appointment.
``303. Retirement of Commandant.
``304. Vice Commandant; appointment.
``305. Vice admirals.
``306. Retirement.
``307. Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of grade.
``308. Chief Acquisition Officer.
``309. Office of the Coast Guard Reserve; Director.
``310. Chief of Staff to President: appointment.
``311. Captains of the port.
``312. Prevention and response workforces.
``313. Centers of expertise for Coast Guard prevention and response.
``314. Marine industry training program.
``315. Training course on workings of Congress.
``316. National Coast Guard Museum.
``317. United States Coast Guard Band; composition; director.
``318. Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 3 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          41   Grades and ratings........................           301
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          44   Commandant; appointment...................           302
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          46   Retirement of Commandant..................           303
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          47   Vice Commandant; appointment..............           304
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          50   Vice admirals.............................           305
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          51   Retirement................................           306
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          52   Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of             307
                grade....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          56   Chief Acquisition Officer.................           308
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          53   Office of the Coast Guard Reserve;                   309
                Director.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          54   Chief of Staff to President: appointment..           310
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          57   Prevention and response workforces........           312
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          58   Centers of expertise for Coast Guard                 313
                prevention and response..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          59   Marine industry training program..........           314
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          60   Training course on workings of Congress...           315
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          98   National Coast Guard Museum...............           316
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         336   United States Coast Guard Band;                      317
                composition; director....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--
          (1) In general.--Chapter 3 of title 14, United States 
        Code, is further amended--
                  (A) by inserting after section 310 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

``Sec. 311. Captains of the port

  ``Any officer, including any petty officer, may be designated 
by the Commandant as captain of the port or ports or adjacent 
high seas or waters over which the United States has 
jurisdiction, as the Commandant deems necessary to facilitate 
execution of Coast Guard duties.''; and
                  (B) by inserting after section 317 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

``Sec. 318. Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program

  ``(a) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section--
          ``(1) `environment', `facility', `person', `release', 
        `removal', `remedial', and `response' have the same 
        meaning they have in section 101 of the Comprehensive 
        Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 9601);
          ``(2) `hazardous substance' has the same meaning it 
        has in section 101 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
        Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 
        9601), except that it also includes the meaning given 
        `oil' in section 311 of the Federal Water Pollution 
        Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321); and
          ``(3) `pollutant' has the same meaning it has in 
        section 502 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
        (33 U.S.C. 1362).
  ``(b) Program.--
          ``(1) The Secretary shall carry out a program of 
        environmental compliance and restoration at current and 
        former Coast Guard facilities.
          ``(2) Program goals include:
                  ``(A) Identifying, investigating, and 
                cleaning up contamination from hazardous 
                substances and pollutants.
                  ``(B) Correcting other environmental damage 
                that poses an imminent and substantial danger 
                to the public health or welfare or to the 
                environment.
                  ``(C) Demolishing and removing unsafe 
                buildings and structures, including buildings 
                and structures at former Coast Guard 
                facilities.
                  ``(D) Preventing contamination from hazardous 
                substances and pollutants at current Coast 
                Guard facilities.
          ``(3)(A) The Secretary shall respond to releases of 
        hazardous substances and pollutants--
                  ``(i) at each Coast Guard facility the United 
                States owns, leases, or otherwise possesses;
                  ``(ii) at each Coast Guard facility the 
                United States owned, leased, or otherwise 
                possessed when the actions leading to 
                contamination from hazardous substances or 
                pollutants occurred; and
                  ``(iii) on each vessel the Coast Guard owns 
                or operates.
          ``(B) Subparagraph (A) of this paragraph does not 
        apply to a removal or remedial action when a 
        potentially responsible person responds under section 
        122 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
        Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9622).
          ``(C) The Secretary shall pay a fee or charge imposed 
        by a State authority for permit services for disposing 
        of hazardous substances or pollutants from Coast Guard 
        facilities to the same extent that nongovernmental 
        entities are required to pay for permit services. This 
        subparagraph does not apply to a payment that is the 
        responsibility of a lessee, contractor, or other 
        private person.
          ``(4) The Secretary may agree with another Federal 
        agency for that agency to assist in carrying out the 
        Secretary's responsibilities under this section. The 
        Secretary may enter into contracts, cooperative 
        agreements, and grant agreements with State and local 
        governments to assist in carrying out the Secretary's 
        responsibilities under this section. Services that may 
        be obtained under this paragraph include identifying, 
        investigating, and cleaning up off-site contamination 
        that may have resulted from the release of a hazardous 
        substance or pollutant at a Coast Guard facility.
          ``(5) Section 119 of the Comprehensive Environmental 
        Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 
        9619) applies to response action contractors that carry 
        out response actions under this section. The Coast 
        Guard shall indemnify response action contractors to 
        the extent that adequate insurance is not generally 
        available at a fair price at the time the contractor 
        enters into the contract to cover the contractor's 
        reasonable, potential, long-term liability.
  ``(c) Environmental Compliance and Restoration Account.--
          ``(1) There is established for the Coast Guard an 
        account known as the Coast Guard Environmental 
        Compliance and Restoration Account. All sums 
        appropriated to carry out the Coast Guard's 
        environmental compliance and restoration functions 
        under this section or another law shall be credited or 
        transferred to the account and remain available until 
        expended.
          ``(2) Funds may be obligated or expended from the 
        account to carry out the Coast Guard's environmental 
        compliance and restoration functions under this section 
        or another law.
          ``(3) In proposing the budget for any fiscal year 
        under section 1105 of title 31, the President shall set 
        forth separately the amount requested for the Coast 
        Guard's environmental compliance and restoration 
        activities under this section or another law.
          ``(4) Amounts recovered under section 107 of the 
        Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
        Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9607) for the Secretary's 
        response actions at current and former Coast Guard 
        facilities shall be credited to the account.
  ``(d) Annual List of Projects to Congress.--The Commandant of 
the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a prioritized list of projects eligible for 
environmental compliance and restoration funding for each 
fiscal year concurrent with the President's budget submission 
for that fiscal year.''.
          (2) Conforming repeals.--Sections 634, 690, 691, 692, 
        and 693 of title 14, United States Code, are repealed.

SEC. 105. CHAPTER 5.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 5--FUNCTIONS AND POWERS


                      ``subchapter i--general powers

``Sec.
``501. Secretary; general powers.
``502. Delegation of powers by the Secretary.
``503. Regulations.
``504. Commandant; general powers.
``505. Functions and powers vested in the Commandant.
``506. Prospective payment of funds necessary to provide medical care.
``507. Appointment of judges.

       ``subchapter ii--life saving and law enforcement authorities

``521. Saving life and property.
``522. Law enforcement.
``523. Enforcement authority.
``524. Enforcement of coastwise trade laws.
``525. Special agents of the Coast Guard Investigative Service law 
          enforcement authority.
``526. Stopping vessels; indemnity for firing at or into vessel.
``527. Safety of naval vessels.

                   ``subchapter iii--aids to navigation

``541. Aids to navigation authorized.
``542. Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation; penalty.
``543. Interference with aids to navigation; penalty.
``544. Aids to maritime navigation; penalty.
``545. Marking of obstructions.
``546. Deposit of damage payments.
``547. Rewards for apprehension of persons interfering with aids to 
          navigation.

                      ``subchapter iv--miscellaneous

``561. Icebreaking in polar regions.
``562. Appeals and waivers.
``563. Notification of certain determinations.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 5 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          92   Secretary; general powers.................           501
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         631   Delegation of powers by the Secretary.....           502
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         633   Regulations...............................           503
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          93   Commandant; general powers................           504
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         632   Functions and powers vested in the                   505
                Commandant...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         520   Prospective payment of funds necessary to            506
                provide medical care.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         153   Appointment of judges.....................           507
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          88   Saving life and property..................           521
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          89   Law enforcement...........................           522
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          99   Enforcement authority.....................           523
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         100   Enforcement of coastwise trade laws.......           524
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          95   Special agents of the Coast Guard                    525
                Investigative Service law enforcement
                authority................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         637   Stopping vessels; indemnity for firing at            526
                or into vessel...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          91   Safety of naval vessels...................           527
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          81   Aids to navigation authorized.............           541
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          83   Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation;            542
                penalty..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          84   Interference with aids to navigation;                543
                penalty..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          85   Aids to maritime navigation; penalty......           544
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          86   Marking of obstructions...................           545
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         642   Deposit of damage payments................           546
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         643   Rewards for apprehension of persons                  547
                interfering with aids to navigation......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          87   Icebreaking in polar regions..............           561
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         101   Appeals and waivers.......................           562
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         103   Notification of certain determinations....           563
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States 
Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 501 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL POWERS'';

          (2) by inserting before section 521 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

    ``SUBCHAPTER II--LIFE SAVING AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES'';

          (3) by inserting before section 541 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER III--AIDS TO NAVIGATION'';

        and
          (4) by inserting before section 561 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER IV--MISCELLANEOUS''.


SEC. 106. CHAPTER 7.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 7 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                        ``CHAPTER 7--COOPERATION

``Sec.
``701. Cooperation with other agencies, States, territories, and 
          political subdivisions.
``702. State Department.
``703. Treasury Department.
``704. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force.
``705. Navy Department.
``706. United States Postal Service.
``707. Department of Commerce.
``708. Department of Health and Human Services.
``709. Maritime instruction.
``710. Assistance to foreign governments and maritime authorities.
``711. Coast Guard officers as attaches to missions.
``712. Contracts with Government-owned establishments for work and 
          material.
``713. Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities: contracts with other 
          agencies and instrumentalities to provide or obtain goods and 
          services.
``714. Arctic maritime domain awareness.
``715. Oceanographic research.
``716. Arctic maritime transportation.
``717. Agreements.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 7 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         141   Cooperation with other agencies, States,             701
                territories, and political subdivisions..
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         142   State Department..........................           702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         143   Treasury Department.......................           703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         144   Department of the Army and Department of             704
                the Air Force............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         145   Navy Department...........................           705
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         146   United States Postal Service..............           706
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         147   Department of Commerce....................           707
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        147a   Department of Health and Human Services...           708
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         148   Maritime instruction......................           709
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         149   Assistance to foreign governments and                710
                maritime authorities.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         150   Coast Guard officers as attaches to                  711
                missions.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         151   Contracts with Government-owned                      712
                establishments for work and material.....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         152   Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities:              713
                contracts with other agencies and
                instrumentalities to provide or obtain
                goods and services.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         154   Arctic maritime domain awareness..........           714
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          94   Oceanographic research....................           715
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          90   Arctic maritime transportation............           716
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         102   Agreements................................           717
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 107. CHAPTER 9.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                      ``CHAPTER 9--ADMINISTRATION


                ``subchapter i--real and personal property

``Sec.
``901. Disposal of certain material.
``902. Employment of draftsmen and engineers.
``903. Use of certain appropriated funds.
``904. Local hire.
``905. Procurement authority for family housing.
``906. Air Station Cape Cod Improvements.
``907. Long-term lease of special purpose facilities.
``908. Long-term lease authority for lighthouse property.
``909. Small boat station rescue capability.
``910. Small boat station closures.
``911. Search and rescue center standards.
``912. Air facility closures.
``913. Turnkey selection procedures.
``914. Disposition of infrastructure related to E-LORAN.

                      ``subchapter ii--miscellaneous

``931. Oaths required for boards.
``932. Administration of oaths.
``933. Coast Guard ensigns and pennants.
``934. Penalty for unauthorized use of words `Coast Guard'.
``935. Coast Guard band recordings for commercial sale.
``936. Confidentiality of medical quality assurance records; qualified 
          immunity for participants.
``937. Admiralty claims against the United States.
``938. Claims for damage to property of the United States.
``939. Accounting for industrial work.
``940. Supplies and equipment from stock.
``941. Coast Guard Supply Fund.
``942. Public and commercial vessels and other watercraft; sale of fuel, 
          supplies, and services.
``943. Arms and ammunition; immunity from taxation.
``944. Confidential investigative expenses.
``945. Assistance to film producers.
``946. User fees.
``947. Vessel construction bonding requirements.
``948. Contracts for medical care for retirees, dependents, and 
          survivors: alternative delivery of health care.
``949. Telephone installation and charges.
``950. Designation, powers, and accountability of deputy disbursing 
          officials.
``951. Aircraft accident investigations.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 9 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         641   Disposal of certain material..............           901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         653   Employment of draftsmen and engineers.....           902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         656   Use of certain appropriated funds.........           903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         666   Local hire................................           904
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         670   Procurement authority for family housing..           905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         671   Air Station Cape Cod Improvements.........           906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         672   Long-term lease of special purpose                   907
                facilities...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        672a   Long-term lease authority for lighthouse             908
                property.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         674   Small boat station rescue capability......           909
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         675   Small boat station closures...............           910
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         676   Search and rescue center standards........           911
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        676a   Air facility closures.....................           912
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         677   Turnkey selection procedures..............           913
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         681   Disposition of infrastructure related to E-          914
                LORAN....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         635   Oaths required for boards.................           931
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         636   Administration of oaths...................           932
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         638   Coast Guard ensigns and pennants..........           933
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         639   Penalty for unauthorized use of words                934
                ``Coast Guard''..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         640   Coast Guard band recordings for commercial           935
                sale.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         645   Confidentiality of medical quality                   936
                assurance records; qualified immunity for
                participants.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         646   Admiralty claims against the United States           937
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         647   Claims for damage to property of the                 938
                United States............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         648   Accounting for industrial work............           939
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         649   Supplies and equipment from stock.........           940
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         650   Coast Guard Supply Fund...................           941
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         654   Public and commercial vessels and other              942
                watercraft; sale of fuel, supplies, and
                services.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         655   Arms and ammunition; immunity from                   943
                taxation.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         658   Confidential investigative expenses.......           944
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         659   Assistance to film producers..............           945
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         664   User fees.................................           946
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         667   Vessel construction bonding requirements..           947
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         668   Contracts for medical care for retirees,             948
                dependents, and survivors: alternative
                delivery of health care..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         669   Telephone installation and charges........           949
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         673   Designation, powers, and accountability of           950
                deputy disbursing officials..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         678   Aircraft accident investigations..........           951
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United States 
Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 901 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

             ``SUBCHAPTER I--REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY'';

        and
          (2) by inserting before section 931 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER II--MISCELLANEOUS''.


SEC. 108. CHAPTER 11.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                       ``CHAPTER 11--ACQUISITIONS


                    ``subchapter i--general provisions

``Sec.
``1101. Acquisition directorate.
``1102. Improvements in Coast Guard acquisition management.
``1103. Role of Vice Commandant in major acquisition programs.
``1104. Recognition of Coast Guard personnel for excellence in 
          acquisition.
``1105. Prohibition on use of lead systems integrators.
``1106. Required contract terms.
``1107. Extension of major acquisition program contracts.
``1108. Department of Defense consultation.
``1109. Undefinitized contractual actions.
``1110. Guidance on excessive pass-through charges.
``1111. Mission need statement.

       ``subchapter ii--improved acquisition process and procedures

``1131. Identification of major system acquisitions.
``1132. Acquisition.
``1133. Preliminary development and demonstration.
``1134. Acquisition, production, deployment, and support.
``1135. Acquisition program baseline breach.
``1136. Acquisition approval authority.

                      ``subchapter iii--procurement

``1151. Restriction on construction of vessels in foreign shipyards.
``1152. Advance procurement funding.
``1153. Prohibition on overhaul, repair, and maintenance of Coast Guard 
          vessels in foreign shipyards.
``1154. Procurement of buoy chain.

                       ``subchapter iv--definitions

``1171. Definitions.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 11 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         561   Acquisition directorate...................          1101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         562   Improvements in Coast Guard acquisition             1102
                management...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         578   Role of Vice Commandant in major                    1103
                acquisition programs.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         563   Recognition of Coast Guard personnel for            1104
                excellence in acquisition................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         564   Prohibition on use of lead systems                  1105
                integrators..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         565   Required contract terms...................          1106
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         579   Extension of major acquisition program              1107
                contracts................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         566   Department of Defense consultation........          1108
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         567   Undefinitized contractual actions.........          1109
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         568   Guidance on excessive pass-through charges          1110
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         569   Mission need statement....................          1111
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         571   Identification of major system                      1131
                acquisitions.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         572   Acquisition...............................          1132
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         573   Preliminary development and demonstration.          1133
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         574   Acquisition, production, deployment, and            1134
                support..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         575   Acquisition program baseline breach.......          1135
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         576   Acquisition approval authority............          1136
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         665   Restriction on construction of vessels in           1151
                foreign shipyards........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         577   Advance procurement funding...............          1152
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          96   Prohibition on overhaul, repair, and                1153
                maintenance of Coast Guard vessels in
                foreign shipyards........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          97   Procurement of buoy chain.................          1154
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         581   Definitions...............................          1171
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by striking all subdivision designations and 
        headings in such chapter, except for--
                  (A) the chapter designation and heading added 
                by subsection (a);
                  (B) the subchapter designations and headings 
                added by this subsection; and
                  (C) any designation or heading of a section 
                or a subdivision of a section;
          (2) by inserting before section 1101 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS'';

          (3) by inserting before section 1131 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

    ``SUBCHAPTER II--IMPROVED ACQUISITION PROCESS AND PROCEDURES'';

          (4) by inserting before section 1151 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER III--PROCUREMENT'';

        and
          (5) by inserting before section 1171 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER IV--DEFINITIONS''.


SEC. 109. SUBTITLE II.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by inserting after chapter 11 (as amended by section 
108 of this title) the following:

                        ``Subtitle II--Personnel

``Chap.                                                            Sec. 
``19. Coast Guard Academy......................................... 1901 
``21. Personnel; Officers......................................... 2101 
``23. Personnel; Enlisted......................................... 2301 
``25. Personnel; General Provisions............................... 2501 
``27. Pay, Allowances, Awards, and Other Rights and Benefits...... 2701 
``29. Coast Guard Family Support, Child Care, and Housing........2901''.
  (b) Reserved Chapter Numbers.--
          (1) Chapter 13.--Chapter 13 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking the chapter 
        designation, the chapter heading, and the table of 
        sections at the beginning.
          (2) Chapter 14.--Chapter 14 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is amended--
                  (A) by striking the chapter designation, the 
                chapter heading, and the table of sections at 
                the beginning; and
                  (B) by striking the subchapter designation 
                and the subchapter heading for each of the 
                subchapters of such chapter.
          (3) Chapter 15.--Chapter 15 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is amended--
                  (A) by striking the chapter designation, the 
                chapter heading, and the table of sections at 
                the beginning; and
                  (B) by striking the subchapter designation 
                and the subchapter heading for each of the 
                subchapters of such chapter.
          (4) Chapter 17.--Chapter 17 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking the chapter 
        designation, the chapter heading, and the table of 
        sections at the beginning.
          (5) Chapter 18.--Chapter 18 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking the chapter 
        designation, the chapter heading, and the table of 
        sections at the beginning.

SEC. 110. CHAPTER 19.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 19 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 19--COAST GUARD ACADEMY


                      ``subchapter i--administration

``Sec.
``1901. Administration of Academy.
``1902. Policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence.
``1903. Annual Board of Visitors.
``1904. Participation in Federal, State, or other educational research 
          grants.

                         ``subchapter ii--cadets

``1921. Corps of Cadets authorized strength.
``1922. Appointments.
``1923. Admission of foreign nationals for instruction; restrictions; 
          conditions.
``1924. Conduct.
``1925. Agreement.
``1926. Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to Academy.
``1927. Cadets; initial clothing allowance.
``1928. Cadets; degree of bachelor of science.
``1929. Cadets; appointment as ensign.
``1930. Cadets: charges and fees for attendance; limitation.

                        ``subchapter iii--faculty

``1941. Civilian teaching staff.
``1942. Permanent commissioned teaching staff; composition.
``1943. Appointment of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1944. Grade of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1945. Retirement of permanent commissioned teaching staff.
``1946. Credit for service as member of civilian teaching staff.
``1947. Assignment of personnel as instructors.
``1948. Marine safety curriculum.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 19 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         181   Administration of Academy.................          1901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         200   Policy on sexual harassment and sexual              1902
                violence.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         194   Annual Board of Visitors..................          1903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         196   Participation in Federal, State, or other           1904
                educational research grants..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         195   Admission of foreign nationals for                  1923
                instruction; restrictions; conditions....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        181a   Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to          1926
                Academy..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         183   Cadets; initial clothing allowance........          1927
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         184   Cadets; degree of bachelor of science.....          1928
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         185   Cadets; appointment as ensign.............          1929
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         197   Cadets: charges and fees for attendance;            1930
                limitation...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         186   Civilian teaching staff...................          1941
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         187   Permanent commissioned teaching staff;              1942
                composition..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         188   Appointment of permanent commissioned               1943
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         189   Grade of permanent commissioned teaching            1944
                staff....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         190   Retirement of permanent commissioned                1945
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         191   Credit for service as member of civilian            1946
                teaching staff...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         192   Assignment of personnel as instructors....          1947
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         199   Marine safety curriculum..................          1948
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--
          (1) In general.--Chapter 19 of title 14, United 
        States Code, is further amended--
                  (A) by inserting before section 1901 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--ADMINISTRATION'';

                  (B) by inserting before section 1923 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

                        ``SUBCHAPTER II--CADETS


``Sec. 1921. Corps of Cadets authorized strength

  ``The number of cadets appointed annually to the Academy 
shall be as determined by the Secretary but the number 
appointed in any one year shall not exceed six hundred.

``Sec. 1922. Appointments

  ``Appointments to cadetships shall be made under regulations 
prescribed by the Secretary, who shall determine age limits, 
methods of selection of applicants, term of service as a cadet 
before graduation, and all other matters affecting such 
appointments. In the administration of this section, the 
Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary and 
appropriate to insure that female individuals shall be eligible 
for appointment and admission to the Coast Guard Academy, and 
that the relevant standards required for appointment, 
admission, training, graduation, and commissioning of female 
individuals shall be the same as those required for male 
individuals, except for those minimum essential adjustments in 
such standards required because of physiological differences 
between male and female individuals.'';
                  (C) by inserting before section 1926 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

``Sec. 1924. Conduct

  ``The Secretary may summarily dismiss from the Coast Guard 
any cadet who, during his cadetship, is found unsatisfactory in 
either studies or conduct, or may be deemed not adapted for a 
career in the Coast Guard. Cadets shall be subject to rules 
governing discipline prescribed by the Commandant.

``Sec. 1925. Agreement

  ``(a) Each cadet shall sign an agreement with respect to the 
cadet's length of service in the Coast Guard. The agreement 
shall provide that the cadet agrees to the following:
          ``(1) That the cadet will complete the course of 
        instruction at the Coast Guard Academy.
          ``(2) That upon graduation from the Coast Guard 
        Academy the cadet--
                  ``(A) will accept an appointment, if 
                tendered, as a commissioned officer of the 
                Coast Guard; and
                  ``(B) will serve on active duty for at least 
                five years immediately after such appointment.
          ``(3) That if an appointment described in paragraph 
        (2) is not tendered or if the cadet is permitted to 
        resign as a regular officer before the completion of 
        the commissioned service obligation of the cadet, the 
        cadet--
                  ``(A) will accept an appointment as a 
                commissioned officer in the Coast Guard 
                Reserve; and
                  ``(B) will remain in that reserve component 
                until completion of the commissioned service 
                obligation of the cadet.
  ``(b)(1) The Secretary may transfer to the Coast Guard 
Reserve, and may order to active duty for such period of time 
as the Secretary prescribes (but not to exceed four years), a 
cadet who breaches an agreement under subsection (a). The 
period of time for which a cadet is ordered to active duty 
under this paragraph may be determined without regard to 
section 651(a) of title 10.
  ``(2) A cadet who is transferred to the Coast Guard Reserve 
under paragraph (1) shall be transferred in an appropriate 
enlisted grade or rating, as determined by the Secretary.
  ``(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a cadet shall be 
considered to have breached an agreement under subsection (a) 
if the cadet is separated from the Coast Guard Academy under 
circumstances which the Secretary determines constitute a 
breach by the cadet of the cadet's agreement to complete the 
course of instruction at the Coast Guard Academy and accept an 
appointment as a commissioned officer upon graduation from the 
Coast Guard Academy.
  ``(c) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations to carry out 
this section. Those regulations shall include--
          ``(1) standards for determining what constitutes, for 
        the purpose of subsection (b), a breach of an agreement 
        under subsection (a);
          ``(2) procedures for determining whether such a 
        breach has occurred; and
          ``(3) standards for determining the period of time 
        for which a person may be ordered to serve on active 
        duty under subsection (b).
  ``(d) In this section, `commissioned service obligation', 
with respect to an officer who is a graduate of the Academy, 
means the period beginning on the date of the officer's 
appointment as a commissioned officer and ending on the sixth 
anniversary of such appointment or, at the discretion of the 
Secretary, any later date up to the eighth anniversary of such 
appointment.
  ``(e)(1) This section does not apply to a cadet who is not a 
citizen or national of the United States.
  ``(2) In the case of a cadet who is a minor and who has 
parents or a guardian, the cadet may sign the agreement 
required by subsection (a) only with the consent of the parent 
or guardian.
  ``(f) A cadet or former cadet who does not fulfill the terms 
of the obligation to serve as specified under section (a), or 
the alternative obligation imposed under subsection (b), shall 
be subject to the repayment provisions of section 303a(e) of 
title 37.''; and
                  (D) by inserting before section 1941 (as so 
                redesignated and transferred under subsection 
                (b)) the following:

                      ``SUBCHAPTER III--FACULTY''.

          (2) Conforming repeal.--Section 182 of title 14, 
        United States Code, is repealed.

SEC. 111. PART II.

  Part II of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
striking the part designation, the part heading, and the table 
of chapters at the beginning.

SEC. 112. CHAPTER 21.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 21 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 21--PERSONNEL; OFFICERS


                ``subchapter i--appointment and promotion

``Sec.
``2101. Original appointment of permanent commissioned officers.
``2102. Active duty promotion list.
``2103. Number and distribution of commissioned officers on active duty 
          promotion list.
``2104. Appointment of temporary officers.
``2105. Rank of warrant officers.
``2106. Selection boards; convening of boards.
``2107. Selection boards; composition of boards.
``2108. Selection boards; notice of convening; communication with board.
``2109. Selection boards; oath of members.
``2110. Number of officers to be selected for promotion.
``2111. Promotion zones.
``2112. Promotion year; defined.
``2113. Eligibility of officers for consideration for promotion.
``2114. United States Deputy Marshals in Alaska.
``2115. Selection boards; information to be furnished boards.
``2116. Officers to be recommended for promotion.
``2117. Selection boards; reports.
``2118. Selection boards; submission of reports.
``2119. Failure of selection for promotion.
``2120. Special selection boards; correction of errors.
``2121. Promotions; appointments.
``2122. Removal of officer from list of selectees for promotion.
``2123. Promotions; acceptance; oath of office.
``2124. Promotions; pay and allowances.
``2125. Wartime temporary service promotions.
``2126. Promotion of officers not included on active duty promotion 
          list.
``2127. Recall to active duty during war or national emergency.
``2128. Recall to active duty with consent of officer.
``2129. Aviation cadets; appointment as Reserve officers.

  ``subchapter ii--discharges; retirements; revocation of commissions; 
                          separation for cause

``2141. Revocation of commissions during first five years of 
          commissioned service.
``2142. Regular lieutenants (junior grade); separation for failure of 
          selection for promotion.
``2143. Regular lieutenants; separation for failure of selection for 
          promotion; continuation.
``2144. Regular Coast Guard; officers serving under temporary 
          appointments.
``2145. Regular lieutenant commanders and commanders; retirement for 
          failure of selection for promotion.
``2146. Discharge in lieu of retirement; separation pay.
``2147. Regular warrant officers: separation pay.
``2148. Separation for failure of selection for promotion or 
          continuation; time of.
``2149. Regular captains; retirement.
``2150. Captains; continuation on active duty; involuntary retirement.
``2151. Rear admirals and rear admirals (lower half); continuation on 
          active duty; involuntary retirement.
``2152. Voluntary retirement after twenty years' service.
``2153. Voluntary retirement after thirty years' service.
``2154. Compulsory retirement.
``2155. Retirement for physical disability after selection for 
          promotion; grade in which retired.
``2156. Deferment of retirement or separation for medical reasons.
``2157. Flag officers.
``2158. Review of records of officers.
``2159. Boards of inquiry.
``2160. Boards of review.
``2161. Composition of boards.
``2162. Rights and procedures.
``2163. Removal of officer from active duty; action by Secretary.
``2164. Officers considered for removal; retirement or discharge; 
          separation benefits.
``2165. Relief of retired officer promoted while on active duty.

                   ``subchapter iii--general provisions

``2181. Physical fitness of officers.
``2182. Multirater assessment of certain personnel.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 21 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         211   Original appointment of permanent                   2101
                commissioned officers....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         41a   Active duty promotion list................          2102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          42   Number and distribution of commissioned             2103
                officers on active duty promotion list...
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         214   Appointment of temporary officers.........          2104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         215   Rank of warrant officers..................          2105
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         251   Selection boards; convening of boards.....          2106
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         252   Selection boards; composition of boards...          2107
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         253   Selection boards; notice of convening;              2108
                communication with board.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         254   Selection boards; oath of members.........          2109
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         255   Number of officers to be selected for               2110
                promotion................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         256   Promotion zones...........................          2111
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        256a   Promotion year; defined...................          2112
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         257   Eligibility of officers for consideration           2113
                for promotion............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         258   Selection boards; information to be                 2115
                furnished boards.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         259   Officers to be recommended for promotion..          2116
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         260   Selection boards; reports.................          2117
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         261   Selection boards; submission of reports...          2118
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         262   Failure of selection for promotion........          2119
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         263   Special selection boards; correction of             2120
                errors...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         271   Promotions; appointments..................          2121
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         272   Removal of officer from list of selectees           2122
                for promotion............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         273   Promotions; acceptance; oath of office....          2123
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         274   Promotions; pay and allowances............          2124
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         275   Wartime temporary service promotions......          2125
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         276   Promotion of officers not included on               2126
                active duty promotion list...............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         331   Recall to active duty during war or                 2127
                national emergency.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         332   Recall to active duty with consent of               2128
                officer..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         373   Aviation cadets; appointment as Reserve             2129
                officers.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         281   Revocation of commissions during first              2141
                five years of commissioned service.......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         282   Regular lieutenants (junior grade);                 2142
                separation for failure of selection for
                promotion................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         283   Regular lieutenants; separation for                 2143
                failure of selection for promotion;
                continuation.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         284   Regular Coast Guard; officers serving               2144
                under temporary appointments.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         285   Regular lieutenant commanders and                   2145
                commanders; retirement for failure of
                selection for promotion..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         286   Discharge in lieu of retirement;                    2146
                separation pay...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        286a   Regular warrant officers: separation pay..          2147
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         287   Separation for failure of selection for             2148
                promotion or continuation; time of.......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         288   Regular captains; retirement..............          2149
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         289   Captains; continuation on active duty;              2150
                involuntary retirement...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         290   Rear admirals and rear admirals (lower              2151
                half); continuation on active duty;
                involuntary retirement...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         291   Voluntary retirement after twenty years'            2152
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         292   Voluntary retirement after thirty years'            2153
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         293   Compulsory retirement.....................          2154
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         294   Retirement for physical disability after            2155
                selection for promotion; grade in which
                retired..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         295   Deferment of retirement or separation for           2156
                medical reasons..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         296   Flag officers.............................          2157
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         321   Review of records of officers.............          2158
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         322   Boards of inquiry.........................          2159
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         323   Boards of review..........................          2160
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         324   Composition of boards.....................          2161
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         325   Rights and procedures.....................          2162
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         326   Removal of officer from active duty;                2163
                action by Secretary......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         327   Officers considered for removal;                    2164
                retirement or discharge; separation
                benefits.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         333   Relief of retired officer promoted while            2165
                on active duty...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         335   Physical fitness of officers..............          2181
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         429   Multirater assessment of certain personnel          2182
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 21 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by striking all subchapter designations and 
        headings in such chapter, except for the subchapter 
        designations and headings added by this subsection;
          (2) by inserting before section 2101 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

              ``SUBCHAPTER I--APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION'';

          (3) by inserting before section 2115 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

``Sec. 2114. United States Deputy Marshals in Alaska

  ``Commissioned officers may be appointed as United States 
Deputy Marshals in Alaska.'';
          (4) by inserting before section 2141 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

 ``SUBCHAPTER II--DISCHARGES; RETIREMENTS; REVOCATION OF COMMISSIONS; 
                        SEPARATION FOR CAUSE'';

        and
          (5) by inserting before section 2181 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER III--GENERAL PROVISIONS''.


SEC. 113. CHAPTER 23.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 23 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

                   ``CHAPTER 23--PERSONNEL; ENLISTED

``Sec.
``2301. Recruiting campaigns.
``2302. Enlistments; term, grade.
``2303. Promotion.
``2304. Compulsory retirement at age of sixty-two.
``2305. Voluntary retirement after thirty years' service.
``2306. Voluntary retirement after twenty years' service.
``2307. Retirement of enlisted members: increase in retired pay.
``2308. Recall to active duty during war or national emergency.
``2309. Recall to active duty with consent of member.
``2310. Relief of retired enlisted member promoted while on active duty.
``2311. Retirement in cases where higher grade or rating has been held.
``2312. Extension of enlistments.
``2313. Retention beyond term of enlistment in case of disability.
``2314. Detention beyond term of enlistment.
``2315. Inclusion of certain conditions in enlistment contract.
``2316. Discharge within three months before expiration of enlistment.
``2317. Aviation cadets; procurement; transfer.
``2318. Aviation cadets; benefits.
``2319. Critical skill training bonus.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 23 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         350   Recruiting campaigns......................          2301
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         351   Enlistments; term, grade..................          2302
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         352   Promotion.................................          2303
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         353   Compulsory retirement at age of sixty-two.          2304
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         354   Voluntary retirement after thirty years'            2305
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         355   Voluntary retirement after twenty years'            2306
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         357   Retirement of enlisted members: increase            2307
                in retired pay...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         359   Recall to active duty during war or                 2308
                national emergency.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         360   Recall to active duty with consent of               2309
                member...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         361   Relief of retired enlisted member promoted          2310
                while on active duty.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         362   Retirement in cases where higher grade or           2311
                rating has been held.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         365   Extension of enlistments..................          2312
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         366   Retention beyond term of enlistment in              2313
                case of disability.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         367   Detention beyond term of enlistment.......          2314
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         369   Inclusion of certain conditions in                  2315
                enlistment contract......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         370   Discharge within three months before                2316
                expiration of enlistment.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         371   Aviation cadets; procurement; transfer....          2317
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         372   Aviation cadets; benefits.................          2318
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         374   Critical skill training bonus.............          2319
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 114. CHAPTER 25.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 25 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

              ``CHAPTER 25--PERSONNEL; GENERAL PROVISIONS


                    ``subchapter i--general provisions

``Sec.
``2501. Grade on retirement.
``2502. Retirement.
``2503. Status of recalled personnel.
``2504. Computation of retired pay.
``2505. Limitations on retirement and retired pay.
``2506. Suspension of payment of retired pay of members who are absent 
          from the United States to avoid prosecution.
``2507. Board for Correction of Military Records deadline.
``2508. Emergency leave retention authority.
``2509. Prohibition of certain involuntary administrative separations.
``2510. Sea service letters.
``2511. Investigations of flag officers and Senior Executive Service 
          employees.
``2512. Leave policies for the Coast Guard.
``2513. Computation of length of service.

                   ``subchapter ii--lighthouse service

``2531. Personnel of former Lighthouse Service.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 25 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         334   Grade on retirement.......................          2501
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         421   Retirement................................          2502
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         422   Status of recalled personnel..............          2503
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         423   Computation of retired pay................          2504
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         424   Limitations on retirement and retired pay.          2505
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        424a   Suspension of payment of retired pay of             2506
                members who are absent from the United
                States to avoid prosecution..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         425   Board for Correction of Military Records            2507
                deadline.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         426   Emergency leave retention authority.......          2508
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         427   Prohibition of certain involuntary                  2509
                administrative separations...............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         428   Sea service letters.......................          2510
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         430   Investigations of flag officers and Senior          2511
                Executive Service employees..............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         431   Leave policies for the Coast Guard........          2512
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         467   Computation of length of service..........          2513
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         432   Personnel of former Lighthouse Service....          2531
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 25 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 2501 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL PROVISIONS'';

        and
          (2) by inserting before section 2531 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                 ``SUBCHAPTER II--LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE''.


SEC. 115. PART III.

  Part III of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
striking the part designation, the part heading, and the table 
of chapters at the beginning.

SEC. 116. CHAPTER 27.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 27 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

  ``CHAPTER 27--PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDS, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFITS


              ``subchapter i--personnel rights and benefits

``Sec.
``2701. Procurement of personnel.
``2702. Training.
``2703. Contingent expenses.
``2704. Equipment to prevent accidents.
``2705. Clothing at time of discharge for good of service.
``2706. Right to wear uniform.
``2707. Protection of uniform.
``2708. Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel.
``2709. Procurement and sale of stores to members and civilian 
          employees.
``2710. Disposition of effects of decedents.
``2711. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and 
          delivery; penalties.
``2712. Payment for the apprehension of stragglers.

                         ``subchapter ii--awards

``2731. Delegation of powers to make awards; rules and regulations.
``2732. Medal of honor.
``2733. Medal of honor: duplicate medal.
``2734. Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag.
``2735. Coast Guard cross.
``2736. Distinguished service medal.
``2737. Silver star medal.
``2738. Distinguished flying cross.
``2739. Coast Guard medal.
``2740. Insignia for additional awards.
``2741. Time limit on award; report concerning deed.
``2742. Honorable subsequent service as condition to award.
``2743. Posthumous awards.
``2744. Life-saving medals.
``2745. Replacement of medals.
``2746. Award of other medals.
``2747. Awards and insignia for excellence in service or conduct.
``2748. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement.

                        ``subchapter iii--payments

``2761. Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances to.
``2762. Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses.
``2763. Compensatory absence from duty for military personnel at 
          isolated duty stations.
``2764. Monetary allowance for transportation of household effects.
``2765. Retroactive payment of pay and allowances delayed by 
          administrative error or oversight.
``2766. Travel card management.
``2767. Reimbursement for medical-related travel expenses for certain 
          persons residing on islands in the continental United States.
``2768. Annual audit of pay and allowances of members undergoing 
          permanent change of station.
``2769. Remission of indebtedness.
``2770. Special instruction at universities.
``2771. Attendance at professional meetings.
``2772. Education loan repayment program.
``2773. Rations or commutation therefor in money.
``2774. Sales of ration supplies to messes.
``2775. Flight rations.
``2776. Payments at time of discharge for good of service.
``2777. Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons.
``2778. Advancement of public funds to personnel.
``2779. Transportation to and from certain places of employment.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 27 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         468   Procurement of personnel..................          2701
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         469   Training..................................          2702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         476   Contingent expenses.......................          2703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         477   Equipment to prevent accidents............          2704
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         482   Clothing at time of discharge for good of           2705
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         483   Right to wear uniform.....................          2706
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         484   Protection of uniform.....................          2707
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         485   Clothing for officers and enlisted                  2708
                personnel................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         487   Procurement and sale of stores to members           2709
                and civilian employees...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         507   Disposition of effects of decedents.......          2710
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         508   Deserters; payment of expenses incident to          2711
                apprehension and delivery; penalties.....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         644   Payment for the apprehension of stragglers          2712
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         499   Delegation of powers to make awards; rules          2731
                and regulations..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         491   Medal of honor............................          2732
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         504   Medal of honor: duplicate medal...........          2733
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         505   Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of            2734
                Honor Flag...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        491a   Coast Guard cross.........................          2735
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         492   Distinguished service medal...............          2736
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        492a   Silver star medal.........................          2737
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        492b   Distinguished flying cross................          2738
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         493   Coast Guard medal.........................          2739
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         494   Insignia for additional awards............          2740
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         496   Time limit on award; report concerning              2741
                deed.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         497   Honorable subsequent service as condition           2742
                to award.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         498   Posthumous awards.........................          2743
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         500   Life-saving medals........................          2744
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         501   Replacement of medals.....................          2745
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         502   Award of other medals.....................          2746
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         503   Awards and insignia for excellence in               2747
                service or conduct.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         516   Presentation of United States flag upon             2748
                retirement...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         509   Persons discharged as result of court-              2761
                martial; allowances to...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         510   Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses....          2762
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         511   Compensatory absence from duty for                  2763
                military personnel at isolated duty
                stations.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         512   Monetary allowance for transportation of            2764
                household effects........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         513   Retroactive payment of pay and allowances           2765
                delayed by administrative error or
                oversight................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         517   Travel card management....................          2766
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         518   Reimbursement for medical-related travel            2767
                expenses for certain persons residing on
                islands in the continental United States.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         519   Annual audit of pay and allowances of               2768
                members undergoing permanent change of
                station..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         461   Remission of indebtedness.................          2769
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         470   Special instruction at universities.......          2770
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         471   Attendance at professional meetings.......          2771
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         472   Education loan repayment program..........          2772
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         478   Rations or commutation therefor in money..          2773
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         479   Sales of ration supplies to messes........          2774
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         480   Flight rations............................          2775
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         481   Payments at time of discharge for good of           2776
                service..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         486   Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons          2777
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         488   Advancement of public funds to personnel..          2778
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         660   Transportation to and from certain places           2779
                of employment............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 27 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 2701 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

            ``SUBCHAPTER I--PERSONNEL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS'';

          (2) by inserting before section 2731 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                       ``SUBCHAPTER II--AWARDS'';

        and
          (3) by inserting before section 2761 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                     ``SUBCHAPTER III--PAYMENTS''.


SEC. 117. CHAPTER 29.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Chapter 29 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended by striking the chapter designation, the 
chapter heading, and the table of sections at the beginning and 
inserting the following:

   ``CHAPTER 29--COAST GUARD FAMILY SUPPORT, CHILD CARE, AND HOUSING


                   ``subchapter i--coast guard families

``Sec.
``2901. Work-life policies and programs.
``2902. Surveys of Coast Guard families.
``2903. Reimbursement for adoption expenses.
``2904. Education and training opportunities for Coast Guard spouses.
``2905. Youth sponsorship initiatives.
``2906. Dependent school children.

                 ``subchapter ii--coast guard child care

``2921. Definitions.
``2922. Child development services.
``2923. Child development center standards and inspections.
``2924. Child development center employees.
``2925. Parent partnerships with child development centers.

                        ``subchapter iii--housing

``2941. Definitions.
``2942. General authority.
``2943. Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate housing.
``2944. Retired service members and dependents serving on advisory 
          committees.
``2945. Conveyance of real property.
``2946. Coast Guard Housing Fund.
``2947. Reports.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 29 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         531   Work-life policies and programs...........          2901
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         532   Surveys of Coast Guard families...........          2902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         541   Reimbursement for adoption expenses.......          2903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         542   Education and training opportunities for            2904
                Coast Guard spouses......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         543   Youth sponsorship initiatives.............          2905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         544   Dependent school children.................          2906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         551   Definitions...............................          2921
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         552   Child development services................          2922
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         553   Child development center standards and              2923
                inspections..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         554   Child development center employees........          2924
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         555   Parent partnerships with child development          2925
                centers..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         680   Definitions...............................          2941
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         681   General authority.........................          2942
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         475   Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of           2943
                inadequate housing.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         680   Retired service members and dependents              2944
                serving on advisory committees...........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         685   Conveyance of real property...............          2945
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         687   Coast Guard Housing Fund..................          2946
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         688   Reports...................................          2947
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 29 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 2901 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                ``SUBCHAPTER I--COAST GUARD FAMILIES'';

          (2) by inserting before section 2921 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

               ``SUBCHAPTER II--COAST GUARD CHILD CARE'';

        and
          (3) by inserting before section 2941 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                      ``SUBCHAPTER III--HOUSING''.


SEC. 118. SUBTITLE III AND CHAPTER 37.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding after chapter 29 (as amended by section 117 
of this title) the following:

           ``Subtitle III--Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary

``Chap.                                                             Sec.
``37. Coast Guard Reserve.........................................  3701
``39. Coast Guard Auxiliary.......................................  3901
``41. General Provisions for Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary....  4101

                    ``CHAPTER 1--COAST GUARD RESERVE


                      ``subchapter i--administration

``Sec.
``3701. Organization.
``3702. Authorized strength.
``3703. Coast Guard Reserve Boards.
``3704. Grades and ratings; military authority.
``3705. Benefits.
``3706. Temporary members of the Reserve; eligibility and compensation.
``3707. Temporary members of the Reserve; disability or death benefits.
``3708. Temporary members of the Reserve; certificate of honorable 
          service.
``3709. Reserve student aviation pilots; Reserve aviation pilots; 
          appointments in commissioned grade.
``3710. Reserve student pre-commissioning assistance program.
``3711. Appointment or wartime promotion; retention of grade upon 
          release from active duty.
``3712. Exclusiveness of service.
``3713. Active duty for emergency augmentation of regular forces.
``3714. Enlistment of members engaged in schooling.

                        ``subchapter ii--personnel

``3731. Definitions.
``3732. Applicability of this subchapter.
``3733. Suspension of this subchapter in time of war or national 
          emergency.
``3734. Effect of this subchapter on retirement and retired pay.
``3735. Authorized number of officers.
``3736. Precedence.
``3737. Running mates.
``3738. Constructive credit upon initial appointment.
``3739. Promotion of Reserve officers on active duty.
``3740. Promotion; recommendations of selection boards.
``3741. Selection boards; appointment.
``3742. Establishment of promotion zones under running mate system.
``3743. Eligibility for promotion.
``3744. Recommendation for promotion of an officer previously removed 
          from an active status.
``3745. Qualifications for promotion.
``3746. Promotion; acceptance; oath of office.
``3747. Date of rank upon promotion; entitlement to pay.
``3748. Type of promotion; temporary.
``3749. Effect of removal by the President or failure of consent of the 
          Senate.
``3750. Failure of selection for promotion.
``3751. Failure of selection and removal from an active status.
``3752. Retention boards; removal from an active status to provide a 
          flow of promotion.
``3753. Maximum ages for retention in an active status.
``3754. Rear admiral and rear admiral (lower half); maximum service in 
          grade.
``3755. Appointment of a former Navy or Coast Guard officer.
``3756. Grade on entry upon active duty.
``3757. Recall of a retired officer; grade upon release.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 37 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         701   Organization..............................          3701
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         702   Authorized strength.......................          3702
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         703   Coast Guard Reserve Boards................          3703
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         704   Grades and ratings; military authority....          3704
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         705   Benefits..................................          3705
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         706   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3706
                eligibility and compensation.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         707   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3707
                disability or death benefits.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         708   Temporary members of the Reserve;                   3708
                certificate of honorable service.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         709   Reserve student aviation pilots; Reserve            3709
                aviation pilots; appointments in
                commissioned grade.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        709a   Reserve student pre-commissioning                   3710
                assistance program.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         710   Appointment or wartime promotion;                   3711
                retention of grade upon release from
                active duty..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         711   Exclusiveness of service..................          3712
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         712   Active duty for emergency augmentation of           3713
                regular forces...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         713   Enlistment of members engaged in schooling          3714
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         720   Definitions...............................          3731
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         721   Applicability of this subchapter..........          3732
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         722   Suspension of this subchapter in time of            3733
                war or national emergency................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         723   Effect of this subchapter on retirement             3734
                and retired pay..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         724   Authorized number of officers.............          3735
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         725   Precedence................................          3736
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         726   Running mates.............................          3737
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         727   Constructive credit upon initial                    3738
                appointment..............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         728   Promotion of Reserve officers on active             3739
                duty.....................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         729   Promotion; recommendations of selection             3740
                boards...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         730   Selection boards; appointment.............          3741
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         731   Establishment of promotion zones under              3742
                running mate system......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         732   Eligibility for promotion.................          3743
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         733   Recommendation for promotion of an officer          3744
                previously removed from an active status.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         734   Qualifications for promotion..............          3745
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         735   Promotion; acceptance; oath of office.....          3746
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         736   Date of rank upon promotion; entitlement            3747
                to pay...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         737   Type of promotion; temporary..............          3748
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         738   Effect of removal by the President or               3749
                failure of consent of the Senate.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         739   Failure of selection for promotion........          3750
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         740   Failure of selection and removal from an            3751
                active status............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         741   Retention boards; removal from an active            3752
                status to provide a flow of promotion....
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         742   Maximum ages for retention in an active             3753
                status...................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         743   Rear admiral and rear admiral (lower                3754
                half); maximum service in grade..........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         744   Appointment of a former Navy or Coast               3755
                Guard officer............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         745   Grade on entry upon active duty...........          3756
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         746   Recall of a retired officer; grade upon             3757
                release..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  (c) Additional Changes.--Chapter 37 of title 14, United 
States Code, is further amended--
          (1) by inserting before section 3701 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--ADMINISTRATION'';

        and
          (2) by inserting before section 3731 (as so 
        redesignated and transferred under subsection (b)) the 
        following:

                     ``SUBCHAPTER II--PERSONNEL''.


SEC. 119. CHAPTER 39.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding after chapter 37 (as added by section 118 of 
this title) the following:

                  ``CHAPTER 39--COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

``Sec.
``3901. Administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
``3902. Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
``3903. Eligibility; enrollments.
``3904. Members of the Auxiliary; status.
``3905. Disenrollment.
``3906. Membership in other organizations.
``3907. Use of member's facilities.
``3908. Vessel deemed public vessel.
``3909. Aircraft deemed public aircraft.
``3910. Radio station deemed government station.
``3911. Availability of appropriations.
``3912. Assignment and performance of duties.
``3913. Injury or death in line of duty.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 39 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         821   Administration of the Coast Guard                   3901
                Auxiliary................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         822   Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary......          3902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         823   Eligibility; enrollments..................          3903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        823a   Members of the Auxiliary; status..........          3904
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         824   Disenrollment.............................          3905
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         825   Membership in other organizations.........          3906
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         826   Use of member's facilities................          3907
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         827   Vessel deemed public vessel...............          3908
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         828   Aircraft deemed public aircraft...........          3909
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         829   Radio station deemed government station...          3910
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         830   Availability of appropriations............          3911
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         831   Assignment and performance of duties......          3912
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         832   Injury or death in line of duty...........          3913
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 120. CHAPTER 41.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding after chapter 39 (as added by section 119 of 
this title) the following:

 ``CHAPTER 41--GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR COAST GUARD RESERVE AND AUXILIARY

``Sec.
``4101. Flags; pennants; uniforms and insignia.
``4102. Penalty.
``4103. Limitation on rights of members of the Auxiliary and temporary 
          members of the Reserve.
``4104. Availability of facilities and appropriations.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 41 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         891   Flags; pennants; uniforms and insignia....          4101
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         892   Penalty...................................          4102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         893   Limitation on rights of members of the              4103
                Auxiliary and temporary members of the
                Reserve..................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         894   Availability of facilities and                      4104
                appropriations...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 121. SUBTITLE IV AND CHAPTER 49.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding after chapter 41 (as added by section 120 of 
this title) the following:

   ``Subtitle IV--Coast Guard Authorizations and Reports to Congress

``Chap.                                                             Sec.
``49. Authorizations..............................................  4901
``51. Reports.....................................................  5101

                      ``CHAPTER 49--AUTHORIZATIONS

``Sec.
``4901. Requirement for prior authorization of appropriations.
``4902. Authorization of appropriations.
``4903. Authorization of personnel end strengths.
``4904. Authorized levels of military strength and training.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 49 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2701   Requirement for prior authorization of              4901
                appropriations...........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2702   Authorization of appropriations...........          4902
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2703   Authorization of personnel end strengths..          4903
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2704   Authorized levels of military strength and          4904
                training.................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 122. CHAPTER 51.

  (a) Initial Matter.--Title 14, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding after chapter 49 (as added by section 121 of 
this title) the following:

                         ``CHAPTER 51--REPORTS

``Sec.
``5101. Transmission of annual Coast Guard authorization request.
``5102. Capital investment plan.
``5103. Major acquisitions.
``5104. Manpower requirements plan.
``5105. Inventory of real property.''.
  (b) Redesignations and Transfers.--
          (1) Requirement.--The sections of title 14, United 
        States Code, identified in the table provided in 
        paragraph (2) are amended--
                  (A) by redesignating the sections as 
                described in the table; and
                  (B) by transferring the sections, as 
                necessary, so that the sections appear after 
                the table of sections for chapter 51 of such 
                title (as added by subsection (a)), in the 
                order in which the sections are presented in 
                the table.
          (2) Table.--The table referred to in paragraph (1) is 
        the following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Title 14                                                   Title 14
   section            Section heading (provided for           section
number before   identification purposes only-not amended)   number after
redesignation                                              redesignation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2901   Transmission of annual Coast Guard                  5101
                authorization request....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2902   Capital investment plan...................          5102
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2903   Major acquisitions........................          5103
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        2904   Manpower requirements plan................          5104
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         679   Inventory of real property................          5105
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SEC. 123. REFERENCES.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions 
apply:
          (1) Redesignated section.--The term ``redesignated 
        section'' means a section of title 14, United States 
        Code, that is redesignated by this title, as that 
        section is so redesignated.
          (2) Source section.--The term ``source section'' 
        means a section of title 14, United States Code, that 
        is redesignated by this title, as that section was in 
        effect before the redesignation.
  (b) Reference to Source Section.--
          (1) Treatment of reference.--A reference to a source 
        section, including a reference in a regulation, order, 
        or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding 
        redesignated section.
          (2) Title 14.--In title 14, United States Code, each 
        reference in the text of such title to a source section 
        is amended by striking such reference and inserting a 
        reference to the appropriate, as determined using the 
        tables located in this title, redesignated section.
  (c) Other Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Reference to section 182.--Section 1923(c) of 
        title 14, United States Code, as so redesignated by 
        this title, is further amended by striking ``section 
        182'' and inserting ``section 1922''.
          (2) References to chapter 11.--Title 14, United 
        States Code, is further amended--
                  (A) in section 2146(d), as so redesignated by 
                this title, by striking ``chapter 11 of this 
                title'' and inserting ``this chapter''; and
                  (B) in section 3739, as so redesignated by 
                this title, by striking ``chapter 11'' each 
                place that it appears and inserting ``chapter 
                21''.
          (3) Reference to chapter 13.--Section 3705(b) of 
        title 14, United States Code, as so redesignated by 
        this title, is further amended by striking ``chapter 
        13'' and inserting ``chapter 27''.
          (4) Reference to chapter 15.--Section 308(b)(3) of 
        title 14, United States Code, as so redesignated by 
        this title, is further amended by striking ``chapter 
        15'' and inserting ``chapter 11''.
          (5) References to chapter 19.--Title 14, United 
        States Code, is further amended--
                  (A) in section 4901(4), as so redesignated by 
                this title, by striking ``chapter 19'' and 
                inserting ``section 318''; and
                  (B) in section 4902(4), as so redesignated by 
                this title, by striking ``chapter 19'' and 
                inserting ``section 318''.
          (6) Reference to chapter 23.--Section 701(a) of title 
        14, United States Code, as so redesignated by this 
        title, is further amended by striking ``chapter 23'' 
        and inserting ``chapter 39''.

SEC. 124. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  This title, including the amendments made by this title, is 
intended only to reorganize title 14, United States Code, and 
may not be construed to alter--
          (1) the effect of a provision of title 14, United 
        States Code, including any authority or requirement 
        therein;
          (2) a department or agency interpretation with 
        respect to title 14, United States Code; or
          (3) a judicial interpretation with respect to title 
        14, United States Code.

                        TITLE II--AUTHORIZATIONS

SEC. 201. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE, AS AMENDED BY 
                    TITLE I OF THIS DIVISION.

  Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this 
title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
amendment to, or a repeal of, a section or other provision of 
title 14, United States Code, the reference shall be considered 
to be made to title 14, United States Code, as amended by title 
I of this division.

SEC. 202. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  (a) In General.--Section 4902 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended to read as follows:

``Sec. 4902. Authorizations of appropriations

  ``(a) Fiscal Year 2018.--Funds are authorized to be 
appropriated for fiscal year 2018 for necessary expenses of the 
Coast Guard as follows:
          ``(1) For the operation and maintenance of the Coast 
        Guard, not otherwise provided for, $7,210,313,000 for 
        fiscal year 2018.
          ``(2) For the acquisition, construction, renovation, 
        and improvement of aids to navigation, shore 
        facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment 
        related thereto, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, 
        lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, 
        $2,694,745,000 for fiscal year 2018.
          ``(3) For the Coast Guard Reserve program, including 
        operations and maintenance of the program, personnel 
        and training costs, equipment, and services, 
        $114,875,000 for fiscal year 2018.
          ``(4) For the environmental compliance and 
        restoration functions of the Coast Guard under chapter 
        3 of this title, $13,397,000 for fiscal year 2018.
          ``(5) To the Commandant of the Coast Guard for 
        research, development, test, and evaluation of 
        technologies, materials, and human factors directly 
        related to improving the performance of the Coast 
        Guard's mission with respect to search and rescue, aids 
        to navigation, marine safety, marine environmental 
        protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, ice 
        operations, oceanographic research, and defense 
        readiness, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, 
        and operation of facilities and equipment, $29,141,000 
        for fiscal year 2018.
  ``(b) Fiscal Year 2019.--Funds are authorized to be 
appropriated for fiscal year 2019 for necessary expenses of the 
Coast Guard as follows:
          ``(1)(A) For the operation and maintenance of the 
        Coast Guard, not otherwise provided for, $7,914,195,000 
        for fiscal year 2019.
          ``(B) Of the amount authorized under subparagraph 
        (A)--
                  ``(i) $16,701,000 shall be for environmental 
                compliance and restoration; and
                  ``(ii) $199,360,000 shall be for the Coast 
                Guard's Medicare-eligible retiree health care 
                fund contribution to the Department of Defense.
          ``(2) For the procurement, construction, renovation, 
        and improvement of aids to navigation, shore 
        facilities, vessels, and aircraft, including equipment 
        related thereto, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, 
        lease, and operation of facilities and equipment, 
        $2,694,745,000 for fiscal year 2019.
          ``(3) To the Commandant of the Coast Guard for 
        research, development, test, and evaluation of 
        technologies, materials, and human factors directly 
        related to improving the performance of the Coast 
        Guard's mission with respect to search and rescue, aids 
        to navigation, marine safety, marine environmental 
        protection, enforcement of laws and treaties, ice 
        operations, oceanographic research, and defense 
        readiness, and for maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, 
        and operation of facilities and equipment, $29,141,000 
        for fiscal year 2019.''.
  (b) Repeal.--On October 1, 2018--
          (1) section 4902(a) of title 14, United States Code, 
        as amended by subsection (a), shall be repealed; and
          (2) subsection 4902(b) of title 14, United States 
        Code, as amended by subsection (a), shall be amended by 
        striking ``(b) Fiscal Year 2019.--''.

SEC. 203. AUTHORIZED LEVELS OF MILITARY STRENGTH AND TRAINING.

  Section 4904 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``for each of 
        fiscal years 2016 and 2017'' and inserting ``for fiscal 
        year 2018 and 44,500 for fiscal year 2019''; and
          (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``fiscal years 
        2016 and 2017'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2018 and 
        2019''.

SEC. 204. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS.

  (a) In General.--Of the amounts authorized under section 4902 
of title 14, United States Code, as amended by this division, 
for each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to $167,500,000 is 
authorized for the acquisition of 3 Fast Response Cutters.
  (b) Treatment of Acquired Cutters.--Any cutters acquired 
pursuant to subsection (a) shall be in addition to the 58 
cutters approved under the existing acquisition baseline.

SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR SHORESIDE INFRASTRUCTURE.

  Of the amounts authorized under section 4902 of title 14, 
United States Code, as amended by this division, for each of 
fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to $167,500,000 is authorized for 
the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating to fund the acquisition, construction, rebuilding, or 
improvement of Coast Guard shoreside infrastructure and 
facilities necessary to support Coast Guard operations and 
readiness.

SEC. 206. AUTHORIZATION OF AMOUNTS FOR AIRCRAFT IMPROVEMENTS.

  Of the amounts authorized under section 4902 of title 14, 
United States Code, as amended by this division, for each of 
fiscal years 2018 and 2019 up to $3,500,000 is authorized for 
the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating to fund analysis and program development for 
improvements to or the replacement of rotary-wing aircraft.

                         TITLE III--COAST GUARD

SEC. 301. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 14, UNITED STATES CODE, AS AMENDED BY 
                    TITLE I OF THIS DIVISION.

  Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this 
title an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
amendment to, or a repeal of, a section or other provision of 
title 14, United States Code, the reference shall be considered 
to be made to title 14, United States Code, as amended by title 
I of this division.

SEC. 302. PRIMARY DUTIES.

  Section 102(7) of title 14, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
          ``(7) maintain a state of readiness to assist in the 
        defense of the United States, including when 
        functioning as a specialized service in the Navy 
        pursuant to section 103.''.

SEC. 303. NATIONAL COAST GUARD MUSEUM.

  Section 316 of title 14, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:

``Sec. 316. National Coast Guard Museum

  ``(a) Establishment.--The Commandant may establish a National 
Coast Guard Museum, on lands which will be federally owned and 
administered by the Coast Guard, and are located in New London, 
Connecticut, at, or in close proximity to, the Coast Guard 
Academy.
  ``(b) Limitation on Expenditures.--
          ``(1) The Secretary shall not expend any funds 
        appropriated to the Coast Guard on the construction of 
        any museum established under this section.
          ``(2) The Secretary shall fund the National Coast 
        Guard Museum with nonappropriated and non-Federal funds 
        to the maximum extent practicable. The priority use of 
        Federal funds should be to preserve and protect 
        historic Coast Guard artifacts, including the design, 
        fabrication, and installation of exhibits or displays 
        in which such artifacts are included.
          ``(3) The Secretary may expend funds appropriated to 
        the Coast Guard on the engineering and design of a 
        National Coast Guard Museum.
  ``(c) Funding Plan.--Before the date on which the Commandant 
establishes a National Coast Guard Museum under subsection (a), 
the Commandant shall provide to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a plan for constructing, operating, and 
maintaining such a museum, including--
          ``(1) estimated planning, engineering, design, 
        construction, operation, and maintenance costs;
          ``(2) the extent to which appropriated, 
        nonappropriated, and non-Federal funds will be used for 
        such purposes, including the extent to which there is 
        any shortfall in funding for engineering, design, or 
        construction; and
          ``(3) a certification by the Inspector General of the 
        department in which the Coast Guard is operating that 
        the estimates provided pursuant to paragraphs (1) and 
        (2) are reasonable and realistic.
  ``(d) Authority.--The Commandant may not establish a national 
Coast Guard museum except as set forth in this section.''.

SEC. 304. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

  (a) Land-based Unmanned Aircraft System Program.--Chapter 3 
of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
end the following:

``Sec. 319. Land-based unmanned aircraft system program

  ``(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations, the Secretary shall establish a land-based 
unmanned aircraft system program under the control of the 
Commandant.
  ``(b) Unmanned Aircraft System Defined.--In this section, the 
term `unmanned aircraft system' has the meaning given that term 
in section 331 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
(49 U.S.C. 40101 note).''.
  (b) Limitation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.--Chapter 11 of 
title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
section 1154 the following:

``Sec. 1155. Limitation on unmanned aircraft systems

  ``(a) In General.--During any fiscal year for which funds are 
appropriated for the design or construction of an Offshore 
Patrol Cutter, the Commandant--
          ``(1) may not award a contract for design of an 
        unmanned aircraft system for use by the Coast Guard; 
        and
          ``(2) may lease, acquire, or acquire the services of 
        an unmanned aircraft system only if such system--
                  ``(A) has been part of a program of record 
                of, procured by, or used by a Federal entity 
                (or funds for research, development, test, and 
                evaluation have been received from a Federal 
                entity with regard to such system) before the 
                date on which the Commandant leases, acquires, 
                or acquires the services of the system; and
                  ``(B) is leased, acquired, or utilized by the 
                Commandant through an agreement with a Federal 
                entity, unless such an agreement is not 
                practicable or would be less cost-effective 
                than an independent contract action by the 
                Coast Guard.
  ``(b) Small Unmanned Aircraft Exemption.--Subsection (a)(2) 
does not apply to small unmanned aircraft.
  ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `small 
unmanned aircraft' and `unmanned aircraft system' have the 
meanings given those terms in section 331 of the FAA 
Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note).''.
  (c) Clerical Amendments.--
          (1) Chapter 3.--The analysis for chapter 3 of title 
        14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
        the following:
``319. Land-based unmanned aircraft system program.''.
          (2) Chapter 11.--The analysis for chapter 11 of title 
        14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
        the item relating to section 1154 the following:
``1155. Limitation on unmanned aircraft systems.''.
  (d) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (c) of section 1105 of 
title 14, United States Code, is repealed.

SEC. 305. COAST GUARD HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONALS; LICENSURE PORTABILITY.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, 
is amended by inserting after section 507 the following:

``Sec. 508. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure 
                    portability

  ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
regarding the licensure of health-care providers, a health-care 
professional described in subsection (b) may practice the 
health profession or professions of the health-care 
professional at any location in any State, the District of 
Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the 
United States, regardless of where such health-care 
professional or the patient is located, if the practice is 
within the scope of the authorized Federal duties of such 
health-care professional.
  ``(b) Described Individuals.--A health-care professional 
described in this subsection is an individual--
          ``(1) who is--
                  ``(A) a member of the Coast Guard;
                  ``(B) a civilian employee of the Coast Guard;
                  ``(C) a member of the Public Health Service 
                who is assigned to the Coast Guard; or
                  ``(D) any other health-care professional 
                credentialed and privileged at a Federal 
                health-care institution or location specially 
                designated by the Secretary; and
          ``(2) who--
                  ``(A) has a current license to practice 
                medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or 
                another health profession; and
                  ``(B) is performing authorized duties for the 
                Coast Guard.
  ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the terms `license' and 
`health-care professional' have the meanings given those terms 
in section 1094(e) of title 10.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of title 
14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 507 the following:
``508. Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure portability.''.
  (c) Electronic Health Records.--
          (1) System.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard is 
        authorized to procure for the Coast Guard an electronic 
        health record system that--
                  (A) has been competitively awarded by the 
                Department of Defense; and
                  (B) ensures full integration with the 
                Department of Defense electronic health record 
                systems.
          (2) Support services.--
                  (A) In general.--The Commandant is authorized 
                to procure support services for the electronic 
                health record system procured under paragraph 
                (1) necessary to ensure full integration with 
                the Department of Defense electronic health 
                record systems.
                  (B) Scope.--Support services procured 
                pursuant to this paragraph may include services 
                for the following:
                          (i) System integration support.
                          (ii) Hosting support.
                          (iii) Training, testing, technical, 
                        and data migration support.
                          (iv) Hardware support.
                          (v) Any other support the Commandant 
                        considers appropriate.
          (3) Authorized procurement actions.--The Commandant 
        is authorized to procure an electronic health record 
        system under this subsection through the following:
                  (A) A task order under the Department of 
                Defense electronic health record contract.
                  (B) A sole source contract award.
                  (C) An agreement made pursuant to sections 
                1535 and 1536 of title 31, United States Code.
                  (D) A contract or other procurement vehicle 
                otherwise authorized.
          (4) Competition in contracting; exemption.--
        Procurement of an electronic health record system and 
        support services pursuant to this subsection shall be 
        exempt from the competition requirements of section 
        2304 of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 306. TRAINING; EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROVIDERS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 7 of title 14, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 718. Training; emergency response providers

  ``(a) In General.--The Commandant may, on a reimbursable or a 
non-reimbursable basis, make a training available to emergency 
response providers whenever the Commandant determines that--
          ``(1) a member of the Coast Guard, who is scheduled 
        to participate in such training, is unable or 
        unavailable to participate in such training;
          ``(2) no other member of the Coast Guard, who is 
        assigned to the unit to which the member of the Coast 
        Guard who is unable or unavailable to participate in 
        such training is assigned, is able or available to 
        participate in such training; and
          ``(3) such training, if made available to such 
        emergency response providers, would further the goal of 
        interoperability among Federal agencies, non-Federal 
        governmental agencies, or both.
  ``(b) Emergency Response Providers Defined.--In this section, 
the term `emergency response providers' has the meaning given 
that term in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 
U.S.C. 101).
  ``(c) Treatment of Reimbursement.--Any reimbursements for a 
training that the Coast Guard receives under this section shall 
be credited to the appropriation used to pay the costs for such 
training.
  ``(d) Status; Limitation on Liability.--
          ``(1) Status.--Any individual to whom, as an 
        emergency response provider, training is made available 
        under this section, who is not otherwise a Federal 
        employee, shall not, because of that training, be 
        considered a Federal employee for any purpose 
        (including the purposes of chapter 81 of title 5 
        (relating to compensation for injury) and sections 2671 
        through 2680 of title 28 (relating to tort claims)).
          ``(2) Limitation on liability.--The United States 
        shall not be liable for actions taken by an individual 
        in the course of training made available under this 
        section.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 7 of title 
14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
``718. Training; emergency response providers.''.

SEC. 307. INCENTIVE CONTRACTS FOR COAST GUARD YARD AND INDUSTRIAL 
                    ESTABLISHMENTS.

  Section 939 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by inserting before ``The Secretary may'' the 
        following: ``(a) In General.--'';
          (2) in subsection (a), as so designated by paragraph 
        (1) of this section, by striking the period at the end 
        of the last sentence and inserting ``or in accordance 
        with subsection (b).''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) Incentive Contracts.--
          ``(1) The parties to an order for industrial work to 
        be performed by the Coast Guard Yard or a Coast Guard 
        industrial establishment designated under subsection 
        (a) may enter into an order or a cost-plus-incentive-
        fee order in accordance with this subsection.
          ``(2) If such parties enter into such an order or a 
        cost-plus-incentive-fee order, an agreed-upon amount of 
        any adjustment described in subsection (a) may be 
        distributed as an incentive to the wage-grade 
        industrial employees who complete the order.
          ``(3) Before entering into such an order or cost-
        plus-incentive-fee order such parties must agree that 
        the wage-grade employees of the Coast Guard Yard or 
        Coast Guard industrial establishment will take action 
        to improve the delivery schedule or technical 
        performance agreed to in the order for industrial work 
        to which such parties initially agreed.
          ``(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if 
        the industrial workforce of the Coast Guard Yard or 
        Coast Guard industrial establishment satisfies the 
        performance target established in such an order or 
        cost-plus-incentive-fee order--
                  ``(A) the adjustment to be made pursuant to 
                subsection (a) shall be reduced by an agreed-
                upon amount and distributed to such wage-grade 
                industrial employees; and
                  ``(B) the remainder of the adjustment shall 
                be credited to the appropriation for such order 
                current at that time.''.

SEC. 308. CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIVE EXPENSES.

  Section 944 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``$45,000'' and inserting ``$250,000''.

SEC. 309. REGULAR CAPTAINS; RETIREMENT.

  Section 2149(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking ``zone is'' and inserting ``zone, or 
        from being placed at the top of the list of selectees 
        promulgated by the Secretary under section 2121(a) of 
        this title, is''; and
          (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting 
        ``or placed at the top of the list of selectees, as 
        applicable.''.

SEC. 310. CONVERSION, ALTERATION, AND REPAIR PROJECTS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 9 of title 14, United States Code, 
as amended by this division, is further amended by inserting 
after section 951 the following:

``Sec. 952. Construction of Coast Guard vessels and assignment of 
                    vessel projects

  ``The assignment of Coast Guard vessel conversion, 
alteration, and repair projects shall be based on economic and 
military considerations and may not be restricted by a 
requirement that certain parts of Coast Guard shipwork be 
assigned to a particular type of shipyard or geographical area 
or by a similar requirement.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 9 of title 
14, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 951 the following:
``952. Construction of Coast Guard vessels and assignment of vessel 
          projects.''.

SEC. 311. CONTRACTING FOR MAJOR ACQUISITIONS PROGRAMS.

  (a) General Acquisition Authority.--Section 501(d) of title 
14, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``aircraft, and 
systems,'' after ``vessels,''.
  (b) Contracting Authority.--Chapter 11 of title 14, United 
States Code, as amended by this division, is further amended by 
inserting after section 1136 the following:

``Sec. 1137. Contracting for major acquisitions programs

  ``(a) In General.--In carrying out authorities provided to 
the Secretary to design, construct, accept, or otherwise 
acquire assets and systems under section 501(d), the Secretary, 
acting through the Commandant or the head of an integrated 
program office established for a major acquisition program, may 
enter into contracts for a major acquisition program.
  ``(b) Authorized Methods.--Contracts entered into under 
subsection (a)--
          ``(1) may be block buy contracts;
          ``(2) may be incrementally funded;
          ``(3) may include combined purchases, also known as 
        economic order quantity purchases, of--
                  ``(A) materials and components; and
                  ``(B) long lead time materials; and
          ``(4) as provided in section 2306b of title 10, may 
        be multiyear contracts.
  ``(c) Subject to Appropriations.--Any contract entered into 
under subsection (a) shall provide that any obligation of the 
United States to make a payment under the contract is subject 
to the availability of amounts specifically provided in advance 
for that purpose in subsequent appropriations Acts.''.
  (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 11 of title 
14, United States Code, as amended by this division, is further 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1136 
the following:
``1137. Contracting for major acquisitions programs.''.
  (d) Conforming Amendments.--The following provisions are 
repealed:
          (1) Section 223 of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and 
        Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 (14 U.S.C. 1152 
        note), and the item relating to that section in the 
        table of contents in section 2 of such Act.
          (2) Section 221(a) of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
        Transportation Act of 2012 (14 U.S.C. 1133 note).
          (3) Section 207(a) of the Coast Guard Authorization 
        Act of 2016 (14 U.S.C. 561 note).
  (e) Internal Regulations and Policy.--Not later than 180 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the 
department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall 
establish the internal regulations and policies necessary to 
exercise the authorities provided under this section, including 
the amendments made in this section.
  (f) Multiyear Contracts.--The Secretary of the department in 
which the Coast Guard is operating is authorized to enter into 
a multiyear contract for the procurement of a tenth, eleventh, 
and twelfth National Security Cutter and associated government-
furnished equipment.

SEC. 312. OFFICER PROMOTION ZONES.

  Section 2111(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended 
by striking ``six-tenths.'' and inserting ``one-half.''.

SEC. 313. CROSS REFERENCE.

  Section 2129(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended 
by inserting ``designated under section 2317'' after ``cadet''.

SEC. 314. COMMISSIONED SERVICE RETIREMENT.

  For Coast Guard officers who retire in fiscal year 2018 or 
2019, the President may reduce the period of active 
commissioned service required under section 2152 of title 14, 
United States Code, to a period of not less than 8 years.

SEC. 315. LEAVE FOR BIRTH OR ADOPTION OF CHILD.

  (a) Policy.--Section 2512 of title 14, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) by striking ``Not later than 1 year'' and 
        inserting the following:
  ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), not 
later than 1 year''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) Leave Associated With Birth or Adoption of Child.--
Notwithstanding subsection (a), sections 701 and 704 of title 
10, or any other provision of law, all officers and enlisted 
members of the Coast Guard shall be authorized leave associated 
with the birth or adoption of a child during the 1-year period 
immediately following such birth or adoption and, at the 
discretion of the Commanding Officer, such officer or enlisted 
member shall be permitted--
          ``(1) to take such leave in increments; and
          ``(2) to use flexible work schedules (pursuant to a 
        program established by the Secretary in accordance with 
        chapter 61 of title 5).''.
  (b) Flexible Work Schedules.--Not later than 180 days after 
the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the 
department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall ensure 
that a flexible work schedule program under chapter 61 of title 
5, United States Code, is in place for officers and enlisted 
members of the Coast Guard.

SEC. 316. CLOTHING AT TIME OF DISCHARGE.

  Section 2705 of title 14, United States Code, and the item 
relating to that section in the analysis for chapter 27 of that 
title, are repealed.

SEC. 317. UNFUNDED PRIORITIES LIST.

  (a) In General.--Section 5102 of title 14, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the 
        following:
  ``(a) In General.--On the date on which the President submits 
to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, the 
Commandant shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a capital investment plan for the Coast Guard that 
identifies for each capital asset for which appropriations are 
proposed in that budget--
          ``(1) the proposed appropriations included in the 
        budget;
          ``(2) the total estimated cost of completion based on 
        the proposed appropriations included in the budget;
          ``(3) projected funding levels for each fiscal year 
        for the next 5 fiscal years or until project 
        completion, whichever is earlier;
          ``(4) an estimated completion date based on the 
        proposed appropriations included in the budget; and
          ``(5) an acquisition program baseline, as 
        applicable.''; and
          (2) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the 
        following:
  ``(c) Definitions.--In this section, the term `new capital 
asset' means--
          ``(1) an acquisition program that does not have an 
        approved acquisition program baseline; or
          ``(2) the acquisition of a capital asset in excess of 
        the number included in the approved acquisition program 
        baseline.''.
  (b) Unfunded Priorities.--Chapter 51 of title 14, United 
States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 5106. Unfunded priorities list

  ``(a) In General.--On the date on which the President submits 
to Congress a budget pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, the 
Commandant shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a list of each unfunded priority for the Coast Guard.
  ``(b) Prioritization.--The list required under subsection (a) 
shall present the unfunded priorities in order from the highest 
priority to the lowest, as determined by the Commandant.
  ``(c) Unfunded Priority Defined.--In this section, the term 
`unfunded priority' means a program or mission requirement 
that--
          ``(1) has not been selected for funding in the 
        applicable proposed budget;
          ``(2) is necessary to fulfill a requirement 
        associated with an operational need; and
          ``(3) the Commandant would have recommended for 
        inclusion in the applicable proposed budget had 
        additional resources been available or had the 
        requirement emerged before the budget was submitted.''.
  (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 51 of title 
14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
``5106. Unfunded priorities list.''.

SEC. 318. SAFETY OF VESSELS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

  (a) In General.--Section 527 of title 14, United States Code, 
is amended--
          (1) in the heading, by striking ``naval vessels'' and 
        inserting ``vessels of the Armed Forces'';
          (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``United States 
        naval vessel'' and inserting ``vessel of the Armed 
        Forces'';
          (3) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) by striking ``senior naval officer 
                present in command'' and inserting ``senior 
                officer present in command''; and
                  (B) by striking ``United States naval 
                vessel'' and inserting ``vessel of the Armed 
                Forces''; and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(e) For purposes of this title, the term `vessel of the 
Armed Forces' means--
          ``(1) any vessel owned or operated by the Department 
        of Defense or the Coast Guard, other than a time- or 
        voyage-chartered vessel; and
          ``(2) any vessel owned and operated by the Department 
        of Transportation that is designated by the Secretary 
        of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating 
        as a vessel equivalent to a vessel described in 
        paragraph (1).''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of title 
14, United States Code, is further amended by striking the item 
relating to section 527 and inserting the following:
``527. Safety of vessels of the Armed Forces.''.
  (c) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2510(a)(1) of title 14, 
United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking ``armed forces'' and inserting 
        ``Armed Forces''; and
          (2) by striking ``section 101(a) of title 10'' and 
        inserting ``section 527(e)''.

SEC. 319. PROTECTING AGAINST UNMANNED AIRCRAFT.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 5 of title 14, United States Code, 
as amended by this division, is further amended by inserting 
after section 527 the following:

``Sec. 528. Protecting against unmanned aircraft

  ``(a) Authority.--Notwithstanding title 18 (including section 
32, section 1030, sections 2510-2522, and sections 3121-3127), 
and section 46502 of title 49, the Secretary, or the 
Secretary's designee, may take such actions described in 
subsection (c)(1) as are necessary to mitigate the threat, as 
defined by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of 
Transportation, that an unmanned aircraft system or unmanned 
aircraft poses to the safety or security of a covered vessel or 
aircraft.
  ``(b) Coordination With the Secretary of Transportation.--The 
Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, shall coordinate with 
the Secretary of Transportation, including the Administrator of 
the Federal Aviation Administration, before issuing any 
guidance or implementing any program or procedures to carry out 
this section that might affect aviation safety, civilian 
aviation and aerospace operations, aircraft airworthiness, or 
the use of the airspace.
  ``(c) Actions Described.--
          ``(1) The actions described in this paragraph are the 
        following:
                  ``(A) Detect, identify, monitor, and track 
                the unmanned aircraft system or unmanned 
                aircraft, without prior consent, including by 
                means of intercept or other access of a wire, 
                oral, or electronic communication used to 
                control the unmanned aircraft system or 
                unmanned aircraft.
                  ``(B) Warn the operator of the unmanned 
                aircraft system or unmanned aircraft, including 
                by passive or active, and direct or indirect 
                physical, electronic, radio, and 
                electromagnetic means.
                  ``(C) Disrupt control of the unmanned 
                aircraft system or unmanned aircraft, without 
                prior consent, including by disabling the 
                unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft 
                by intercepting, interfering, or causing 
                interference with wire, oral, electronic, or 
                radio communications used to control the 
                unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
                  ``(D) Seize or exercise control of the 
                unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
                  ``(E) Seize or otherwise confiscate the 
                unmanned aircraft system or unmanned aircraft.
                  ``(F) Use reasonable force to disable, 
                damage, or destroy the unmanned aircraft system 
                or unmanned aircraft.
          ``(2) The Secretary shall develop the actions 
        described in paragraph (1) in coordination with the 
        Secretary of Transportation.
  ``(d) Forfeiture.--Any unmanned aircraft system or unmanned 
aircraft described in subsection (a) that is seized by the 
Secretary is subject to forfeiture to the United States.
  ``(e) Regulations.--The Secretary and the Secretary of 
Transportation may prescribe regulations and shall issue 
guidance in the respective areas of each Secretary to carry out 
this section. The Secretary and the Secretary of Transportation 
shall coordinate in the development of such guidance.
  ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `covered vessel or aircraft' means a 
        vessel or aircraft that--
                  ``(A)(i) is a vessel or aircraft operated by 
                the Coast Guard; or
                  ``(ii) is a vessel the Coast Guard is 
                assisting or escorting;
                  ``(B) is located in the United States 
                (including the territories and possessions of 
                the United States); and
                  ``(C) is directly involved in a mission of 
                the Coast Guard pertaining to--
                          ``(i) assisting or escorting a vessel 
                        of the Department of Defense;
                          ``(ii) assisting or escorting a 
                        vessel of national security 
                        significance, a high interest vessel, a 
                        high capacity passenger vessel, or a 
                        high value unit, as those terms are 
                        defined by the Secretary;
                          ``(iii) section 91(a) of this title;
                          ``(iv) assistance in protecting the 
                        President or the Vice President (or 
                        other officer next in order of 
                        succession to the Office of the 
                        President) pursuant to the Presidential 
                        Protection Assistance Act of 1976 (18 
                        U.S.C. 3056 note);
                          ``(v) protection of a National 
                        Special Security Event, as designated 
                        by the Secretary;
                          ``(vi) air defense of the United 
                        States, including air sovereignty, 
                        ground-based air defense, and the 
                        National Capital Region integrated air 
                        defense system; or
                          ``(vii) a search and rescue 
                        operation.
          ``(2) The terms `electronic communication', 
        `intercept', `oral communication', and `wire 
        communication' have the meaning given those terms in 
        section 2510 of title 18.
          ``(3) The term `National Special Security Event' has 
        the meaning given the term in section 2001 of the 
        Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 601).
          ``(4) The terms `unmanned aircraft' and `unmanned 
        aircraft system' have the meanings given those terms in 
        section 331 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 
        2012 (Public Law 112-95; 49 U.S.C. 40101 note).
  ``(g) Preservation of Appropriate Authority.--
          ``(1) Nothing in this section may be construed to 
        vest in the Secretary any authority of the Secretary of 
        Transportation or the Administrator of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration under title 49.
          ``(2) Nothing in this section may be construed to 
        vest in the Secretary of Transportation or the 
        Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
        any authority of the Secretary under title 14.
  ``(h) Privacy Protection.--Regulations or guidance issued 
under subsection (e) shall ensure that--
          ``(1) the interception or acquisition of or access to 
        communications to or from an unmanned aircraft system 
        under this section is conducted in a manner consistent 
        with the Fourth Amendment to the United States 
        Constitution and applicable Federal law;
          ``(2) communications to or from an unmanned aircraft 
        system are intercepted, acquired, or accessed only to 
        the extent necessary to support a function of the 
        Department;
          ``(3) records of such communications are not 
        maintained for more than 180 days unless the Secretary 
        determines that maintenance of such records--
                  ``(A) is necessary to support one or more 
                functions of the Department; or
                  ``(B) is required for a longer period to 
                support a civilian law enforcement agency or by 
                any other applicable law or regulation; and
          ``(4) such communications are not disclosed outside 
        the Department unless the disclosure--
                  ``(A) would fulfill a function of the 
                Department;
                  ``(B) would support a civilian law 
                enforcement agency or enforcement activities of 
                a regulatory agency in connection with a 
                criminal or civil investigation of, or any 
                regulatory action with regard to, any activity 
                described under subsection (c); or
                  ``(C) is otherwise required by law or 
                regulation.
  ``(i) Semi-annual Briefings Required.--
          ``(1) Not less than 180 days after the date of the 
        enactment of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, 
        and every 6 months thereafter until the authority 
        terminates pursuit to subsection (j), the Secretary and 
        the Secretary of Transportation shall jointly provide a 
        briefing to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives on the activities carried out pursuant 
        to this section. Such briefings shall include--
                  ``(A) policies, programs, and procedures to 
                mitigate or eliminate impacts of such 
                activities to the National Airspace System;
                  ``(B) a description of each instance where an 
                action described in subsection (c)(1) has been 
                taken;
                  ``(C) how the Secretaries have informed the 
                public as to the possible use of authorities 
                under this section; and
                  ``(D) how the Secretaries have engaged with 
                Federal, State, and local law enforcement 
                agencies to implement and use such authorities.
          ``(2) Each briefing under paragraph (1) shall be in 
        unclassified form, but may be accompanied by an 
        additional classified briefing.
  ``(j) Termination of Authority.--The authority pursuant to 
this section shall expire on December 31, 2020, for Department 
missions unless the President of the United States certifies to 
Congress, not less than 45 days prior to the expiration date 
that retaining authority pursuant to this section is in the 
national security interests of the United States, thereby 
extending the authority for those mission areas an additional 
180 days.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 5 of title 
14, United States Code, as amended by this division, is further 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 527 the 
following:
``528. Protecting against unmanned aircraft.''.

SEC. 320. AIR FACILITIES.

  Section 912 of title 14, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking subsection (a);
          (2) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as 
        subsections (a) and (b), respectively;
          (3) in subsection (a) as redesignated--
                  (A) by amending paragraph (3) to read as 
                follows:
          ``(3) Public notice and comment.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Prior to closing an air 
                facility, the Secretary shall provide 
                opportunities for public comment, including the 
                convening of public meetings in communities in 
                the area of responsibility of the air facility 
                with regard to the proposed closure or 
                cessation of operations at the air facility.
                  ``(B) Public meetings.--Prior to convening a 
                public meeting under subparagraph (A), the 
                Secretary shall notify each congressional 
                office representing any portion of the area of 
                responsibility of the air station that is the 
                subject to such public meeting of the schedule 
                and location of such public meeting.'';
                  (B) in paragraph (4)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding 
                        subparagraph (A) by striking ``2015'' 
                        and inserting ``2017''; and
                          (ii) by amending subparagraph (A) to 
                        read as follows:
                  ``(A) submit to the Congress a proposal for 
                such closure, cessation, or reduction in 
                operations along with the budget of the 
                President submitted to Congress under section 
                1105(a) of title 31 that includes--
                          ``(i) a discussion of the 
                        determination made by the Secretary 
                        pursuant to paragraph (2); and
                          ``(ii) a report summarizing the 
                        public comments received by the 
                        Secretary under paragraph (3)''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(5) Congressional review.--The Secretary may not 
        close, cease operations, or significantly reduce 
        personnel and use of a Coast Guard air facility for 
        which a written notice is provided under paragraph 
        (4)(A) until a period of 18 months beginning on the 
        date on which such notice is provided has elapsed.''.

                  TITLE IV--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY

SEC. 401. CODIFICATION OF PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY ACT.

  (a) Codification.--Subtitle VII of title 46, United States 
Code, is amended by inserting before chapter 701 the following:

               ``CHAPTER 700--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY


                    ``subchapter a--vessel operations

``70001. Vessel traffic services.
``70002. Special powers.
``70003. Port access routes.
``70004. Considerations by Secretary.
``70005. International agreements.

                ``subchapter b--ports and waterways safety

``70011. Waterfront safety.
``70012. Navigational hazards.
``70013. Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects into 
          the navigable waters of the United States.

   ``subchapter c--condition for entry into ports in the united states

``70021. Conditions for entry to ports in the united states.

  ``subchapter d--definitions, regulations, enforcement, investigatory 
                          powers, applicability

``70031. Definitions.
``70032. Saint Lawrence Seaway.
``70033. Limitation on application to foreign vessels.
``70034. Regulations.
``70035. Investigatory powers.
``70036. Enforcement.

                   ``SUBCHAPTER I--VESSEL OPERATIONS


``Sec. 70001. Vessel traffic services

  ``(a) Subject to the requirements of section 70004, the 
Secretary--
          ``(1) in any port or place under the jurisdiction of 
        the United States, in the navigable waters of the 
        United States, or in any area covered by an 
        international agreement negotiated pursuant to section 
        70005, may construct, operate, maintain, improve, or 
        expand vessel traffic services, that consist of 
        measures for controlling or supervising vessel traffic 
        or for protecting navigation and the marine environment 
        and that may include one or more of reporting and 
        operating requirements, surveillance and communications 
        systems, routing systems, and fairways;
          ``(2) shall require appropriate vessels that operate 
        in an area of a vessel traffic service to utilize or 
        comply with that service;
          ``(3)(A) may require vessels to install and use 
        specified navigation equipment, communications 
        equipment, electronic relative motion analyzer 
        equipment, or any electronic or other device necessary 
        to comply with a vessel traffic service or that is 
        necessary in the interests of vessel safety.
          ``(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Secretary 
        shall not require fishing vessels under 300 gross tons 
        as measured under section 14502, or an alternate 
        tonnage measured under section 14302 as prescribed by 
        the Secretary under section 14104, or recreational 
        vessels 65 feet or less to possess or use the equipment 
        or devices required by this subsection solely under the 
        authority of this chapter;
          ``(4) may control vessel traffic in areas subject to 
        the jurisdiction of the United States that the 
        Secretary determines to be hazardous, or under 
        conditions of reduced visibility, adverse weather, 
        vessel congestion, or other hazardous circumstances, 
        by--
                  ``(A) specifying times of entry, movement, or 
                departure;
                  ``(B) establishing vessel traffic routing 
                schemes;
                  ``(C) establishing vessel size, speed, or 
                draft limitations and vessel operating 
                conditions; and
                  ``(D) restricting operation, in any hazardous 
                area or under hazardous conditions, to vessels 
                that have particular operating characteristics 
                or capabilities that the Secretary considers 
                necessary for safe operation under the 
                circumstances;
          ``(5) may require the receipt of prearrival messages 
        from any vessel, destined for a port or place subject 
        to the jurisdiction of the United States, in sufficient 
        time to permit advance vessel traffic planning before 
        port entry, which shall include any information that is 
        not already a matter of record and that the Secretary 
        determines necessary for the control of the vessel and 
        the safety of the port or the marine environment; and
          ``(6) may prohibit the use on vessels of electronic 
        or other devices that interfere with communication and 
        navigation equipment, except that such authority shall 
        not apply to electronic or other devices certified to 
        transmit in the maritime services by the Federal 
        Communications Commission and used within the frequency 
        bands 157.1875-157.4375 MHz and 161.7875-162.0375 MHz.
  ``(b) Cooperative Agreements.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may enter into 
        cooperative agreements with public or private agencies, 
        authorities, associations, institutions, corporations, 
        organizations, or other persons to carry out the 
        functions under subsection (a)(1).
          ``(2) Limitation.--
                  ``(A) A nongovernmental entity may not under 
                this subsection carry out an inherently 
                governmental function.
                  ``(B) As used in this paragraph, the term 
                `inherently governmental function' means any 
                activity that is so intimately related to the 
                public interest as to mandate performance by an 
                officer or employee of the Federal Government, 
                including an activity that requires either the 
                exercise of discretion in applying the 
                authority of the Government or the use of 
                judgment in making a decision for the 
                Government.
  ``(c) Limitation of Liability for Coast Guard Vessel Traffic 
Service Pilots and Non-Federal Vessel Traffic Service 
Operators.--
          ``(1) Coast guard vessel traffic service pilots.--Any 
        pilot, acting in the course and scope of his or her 
        duties while at a Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service, 
        who provides information, advice, or communication 
        assistance while under the supervision of a Coast Guard 
        officer, member, or employee shall not be liable for 
        damages caused by or related to such assistance unless 
        the acts or omissions of such pilot constitute gross 
        negligence or willful misconduct.
          ``(2) Non-federal vessel traffic service operators.--
        An entity operating a non-Federal vessel traffic 
        information service or advisory service pursuant to a 
        duly executed written agreement with the Coast Guard, 
        and any pilot acting on behalf of such entity, is not 
        liable for damages caused by or related to information, 
        advice, or communication assistance provided by such 
        entity or pilot while so operating or acting unless the 
        acts or omissions of such entity or pilot constitute 
        gross negligence or willful misconduct.

``Sec. 70002. Special powers

  ``The Secretary may order any vessel, in a port or place 
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States or in the 
navigable waters of the United States, to operate or anchor in 
a manner the Secretary directs if--
          ``(1) the Secretary has reasonable cause to believe 
        such vessel does not comply with any regulation issued 
        under section 70034 or any other applicable law or 
        treaty;
          ``(2) the Secretary determines such vessel does not 
        satisfy the conditions for port entry set forth in 
        section 70021 of this title; or
          ``(3) by reason of weather, visibility, sea 
        conditions, port congestion, other hazardous 
        circumstances, or the condition of such vessel, the 
        Secretary is satisfied such direction is justified in 
        the interest of safety.

``Sec. 70003. Port access routes

  ``(a) Authority To Designate.--Except as provided in 
subsection (b) and subject to the requirements of subsection 
(c), in order to provide safe access routes for the movement of 
vessel traffic proceeding to or from ports or places subject to 
the jurisdiction of the United States, the Secretary shall 
designate necessary fairways and traffic separation schemes for 
vessels operating in the territorial sea of the United States 
and in high seas approaches, outside the territorial sea, to 
such ports or places. Such a designation shall recognize, 
within the designated area, the paramount right of navigation 
over all other uses.
  ``(b) Limitation.--
          ``(1) In general.--No designation may be made by the 
        Secretary under this section if--
                  ``(A) the Secretary determines such a 
                designation, as implemented, would deprive any 
                person of the effective exercise of a right 
                granted by a lease or permit executed or issued 
                under other applicable provisions of law; and
                  ``(B) such right has become vested before the 
                time of publication of the notice required by 
                paragraph (1) of subsection (c).
          ``(2) Consultation required.--The Secretary shall 
        make the determination under paragraph (1)(A) after 
        consultation with the head of the agency responsible 
        for executing the lease or issuing the permit.
  ``(c) Consideration of Other Uses.--Before making a 
designation under subsection (a), and in accordance with the 
requirements of section 70004, the Secretary shall--
          ``(1) undertake a study of the potential traffic 
        density and the need for safe access routes for vessels 
        in any area for which fairways or traffic separation 
        schemes are proposed or that may otherwise be 
        considered and publish notice of such undertaking in 
        the Federal Register;
          ``(2) in consultation with the Secretary of State, 
        the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of 
        Commerce, the Secretary of the Army, and the Governors 
        of affected States, as their responsibilities may 
        require, take into account all other uses of the area 
        under consideration, including, as appropriate, the 
        exploration for, or exploitation of, oil, gas, or other 
        mineral resources, the construction or operation of 
        deepwater ports or other structures on or above the 
        seabed or subsoil of the submerged lands or the Outer 
        Continental Shelf of the United States, the 
        establishment or operation of marine or estuarine 
        sanctuaries, and activities involving recreational or 
        commercial fishing; and
          ``(3) to the extent practicable, reconcile the need 
        for safe access routes with the needs of all other 
        reasonable uses of the area involved.
  ``(d) Study.--In carrying out the Secretary's 
responsibilities under subsection (c), the Secretary shall--
          ``(1) proceed expeditiously to complete any study 
        undertaken; and
          ``(2) after completion of such a study, promptly--
                  ``(A) issue a notice of proposed rulemaking 
                for the designation contemplated; or
                  ``(B) publish in the Federal Register a 
                notice that no designation is contemplated as a 
                result of the study and the reason for such 
                determination.
  ``(e) Implementation of Designation.--In connection with a 
designation made under this section, the Secretary--
          ``(1) shall issue reasonable rules and regulations 
        governing the use of such designated areas, including 
        rules and regulations regarding the applicability of 
        rules 9 and 10 of the International Regulations for 
        Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, relating to narrow 
        channels and traffic separation schemes, respectively, 
        in waters where such regulations apply;
          ``(2) to the extent that the Secretary finds 
        reasonable and necessary to effectuate the purposes of 
        the designation, make the use of designated fairways 
        and traffic separation schemes mandatory for specific 
        types and sizes of vessels, foreign and domestic, 
        operating in the territorial sea of the United States 
        and for specific types and sizes of vessels of the 
        United States operating on the high seas beyond the 
        territorial sea of the United States;
          ``(3) may, from time to time, as necessary, adjust 
        the location or limits of designated fairways or 
        traffic separation schemes in order to accommodate the 
        needs of other uses that cannot be reasonably 
        accommodated otherwise, except that such an adjustment 
        may not, in the judgment of the Secretary, unacceptably 
        adversely affect the purpose for which the existing 
        designation was made and the need for which continues; 
        and
          ``(4) shall, through appropriate channels--
                  ``(A) notify cognizant international 
                organizations of any designation, or adjustment 
                thereof; and
                  ``(B) take action to seek the cooperation of 
                foreign States in making it mandatory for 
                vessels under their control to use, to the same 
                extent as required by the Secretary for vessels 
                of the United States, any fairway or traffic 
                separation scheme designated under this section 
                in any area of the high seas.

``Sec. 70004. Considerations by Secretary

  ``In carrying out the duties of the Secretary under sections 
70001, 70002, and 70003, the Secretary shall--
          ``(1) take into account all relevant factors 
        concerning navigation and vessel safety, protection of 
        the marine environment, and the safety and security of 
        United States ports and waterways, including--
                  ``(A) the scope and degree of the risk or 
                hazard involved;
                  ``(B) vessel traffic characteristics and 
                trends, including traffic volume, the sizes and 
                types of vessels involved, potential 
                interference with the flow of commercial 
                traffic, the presence of any unusual cargoes, 
                and other similar factors;
                  ``(C) port and waterway configurations and 
                variations in local conditions of geography, 
                climate, and other similar factors;
                  ``(D) the need for granting exemptions for 
                the installation and use of equipment or 
                devices for use with vessel traffic services 
                for certain classes of small vessels, such as 
                self-propelled fishing vessels and recreational 
                vessels;
                  ``(E) the proximity of fishing grounds, oil 
                and gas drilling and production operations, or 
                any other potential or actual conflicting 
                activity;
                  ``(F) environmental factors;
                  ``(G) economic impact and effects;
                  ``(H) existing vessel traffic services; and
                  ``(I) local practices and customs, including 
                voluntary arrangements and agreements within 
                the maritime community; and
          ``(2) at the earliest possible time, consult with and 
        receive and consider the views of representatives of 
        the maritime community, ports and harbor authorities or 
        associations, environmental groups, and other persons 
        who may be affected by the proposed actions.

``Sec. 70005. International agreements

  ``(a) Transmittal of Regulations.--The Secretary shall 
transmit, via the Secretary of State, to appropriate 
international bodies or forums, any regulations issued under 
this subchapter, for consideration as international standards.
  ``(b) Agreements.--The President is authorized and encouraged 
to--
          ``(1) enter into negotiations and conclude and 
        execute agreements with neighboring nations, to 
        establish compatible vessel standards and vessel 
        traffic services, and to establish, operate, and 
        maintain international vessel traffic services, in 
        areas and under circumstances of mutual concern; and
          ``(2) enter into negotiations, through appropriate 
        international bodies, and conclude and execute 
        agreements to establish vessel traffic services in 
        appropriate areas of the high seas.
  ``(c) Operations.--The Secretary, pursuant to any agreement 
negotiated under subsection (b) that is binding upon the United 
States in accordance with constitutional requirements, may--
          ``(1) require vessels operating in an area of a 
        vessel traffic service to utilize or to comply with the 
        vessel traffic service, including the carrying or 
        installation of equipment and devices as necessary for 
        the use of the service; and
          ``(2) waive, by order or regulation, the application 
        of any United States law or regulation concerning the 
        design, construction, operation, equipment, personnel 
        qualifications, and manning standards for vessels 
        operating in waters over which the United States 
        exercises jurisdiction if such vessel is not en route 
        to or from a United States port or place, and if 
        vessels en route to or from a United States port or 
        place are accorded equivalent waivers of laws and 
        regulations of the neighboring nation, when operating 
        in waters over which that nation exercises 
        jurisdiction.
  ``(d) Ship Reporting Systems.--The Secretary, in cooperation 
with the International Maritime Organization, may implement and 
enforce two mandatory ship reporting systems, consistent with 
international law, with respect to vessels subject to such 
reporting systems entering the following areas of the Atlantic 
Ocean:
          ``(1) Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Bay, and Great 
        South Channel (in the area generally bounded by a line 
        starting from a point on Cape Ann, Massachusetts at 42 
        deg. 39' N., 70 deg. 37' W; then northeast to 42 deg. 
        45' N., 70 deg. 13' W; then southeast to 42 deg. 10' 
        N., 68 deg. 31' W, then south to 41 deg. 00' N., 68 
        deg. 31' W; then west to 41 deg. 00' N., 69 deg. 17' W; 
        then northeast to 42 deg. 05' N., 70 deg. 02' W, then 
        west to 42 deg. 04' N., 70 deg. 10' W; and then along 
        the Massachusetts shoreline of Cape Cod Bay and 
        Massachusetts Bay back to the point on Cape Ann at 42 
        deg. 39' N., 70 deg. 37' W).
          ``(2) In the coastal waters of the Southeastern 
        United States within about 25 nm along a 90 nm stretch 
        of the Atlantic seaboard (in an area generally 
        extending from the shoreline east to longitude 80 deg. 
        51.6' W with the southern and northern boundary at 
        latitudes 30 deg. 00' N., 31 deg. 27' N., 
        respectively).

              ``SUBCHAPTER II--PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY


``Sec. 70011. Waterfront safety

  ``(a) In General.--The Secretary may take such action as is 
necessary to--
          ``(1) prevent damage to, or the destruction of, any 
        bridge or other structure on or in the navigable waters 
        of the United States, or any land structure or shore 
        area immediately adjacent to such waters; and
          ``(2) protect the navigable waters and the resources 
        therein from harm resulting from vessel or structure 
        damage, destruction, or loss.
  ``(b) Actions Authorized.--Actions authorized by subsection 
(a) include--
          ``(1) establishing procedures, measures, and 
        standards for the handling, loading, unloading, 
        storage, stowage, and movement on a structure 
        (including the emergency removal, control, and 
        disposition) of explosives or other dangerous articles 
        and substances, including oil or hazardous material as 
        those terms are defined in section 2101;
          ``(2) prescribing minimum safety equipment 
        requirements for a structure to assure adequate 
        protection from fire, explosion, natural disaster, and 
        other serious accidents or casualties;
          ``(3) establishing water or waterfront safety zones, 
        or other measures, for limited, controlled, or 
        conditional access and activity when necessary for the 
        protection of any vessel, structure, waters, or shore 
        area; and
          ``(4) establishing procedures for examination to 
        assure compliance with the requirements prescribed 
        under this section.
  ``(c) State Law.--Nothing in this section, with respect to 
structures, prohibits a State or political subdivision thereof 
from prescribing higher safety equipment requirements or safety 
standards than those that may be prescribed by regulations 
under this section.

``Sec. 70012. Navigational hazards

  ``(a) Reporting Procedure.--The Secretary shall establish a 
program to encourage fishermen and other vessel operators to 
report potential or existing navigational hazards involving 
pipelines to the Secretary through Coast Guard field offices.
  ``(b) Secretary's Response.--
          ``(1) Notification by the operator of a pipeline.--
        Upon notification by the operator of a pipeline of a 
        hazard to navigation with respect to that pipeline, the 
        Secretary shall immediately notify Coast Guard 
        headquarters, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
        Safety Administration, other affected Federal and State 
        agencies, and vessel owners and operators in the 
        pipeline's vicinity.
          ``(2) Notification by other persons.--Upon 
        notification by any other person of a hazard or 
        potential hazard to navigation with respect to a 
        pipeline, the Secretary shall promptly determine 
        whether a hazard exists, and if so shall immediately 
        notify Coast Guard headquarters, the Pipeline and 
        Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, other 
        affected Federal and State agencies, vessel owners and 
        operators in the pipeline's vicinity, and the owner and 
        operator of the pipeline.
  ``(c) Pipeline Defined.--For purposes of this section, the 
term `pipeline' has the meaning given the term `pipeline 
facility' in section 60101(a)(18) of title 49.

``Sec. 70013. Requirement to notify Coast Guard of release of objects 
                    into the navigable waters of the United States

  ``(a) Requirement.--As soon as a person has knowledge of any 
release from a vessel or facility into the navigable waters of 
the United States of any object that creates an obstruction 
prohibited under section 10 of the Act of March 3, 1899, 
popularly known as the Rivers and Harbors Appropriations Act of 
1899 (33 U.S.C. 403), such person shall notify the Secretary 
and the Secretary of the Army of such release.
  ``(b) Restriction on Use of Notification.--Any notification 
provided by an individual in accordance with subsection (a) may 
not be used against such individual in any criminal case, 
except a prosecution for perjury or for giving a false 
statement.

 ``SUBCHAPTER III--CONDITION FOR ENTRY INTO PORTS IN THE UNITED STATES


``Sec. 70021. Conditions for entry to ports in the United States

  ``(a) In General.--No vessel that is subject to chapter 37 
shall operate in the navigable waters of the United States or 
transfer cargo or residue in any port or place under the 
jurisdiction of the United States, if such vessel--
          ``(1) has a history of accidents, pollution 
        incidents, or serious repair problems that, as 
        determined by the Secretary, creates reason to believe 
        that such vessel may be unsafe or may create a threat 
        to the marine environment;
          ``(2) fails to comply with any applicable regulation 
        issued under section 70034, chapter 37, or any other 
        applicable law or treaty;
          ``(3) discharges oil or hazardous material in 
        violation of any law of the United States or in a 
        manner or quantities inconsistent with any treaty to 
        which the United States is a party;
          ``(4) does not comply with any applicable vessel 
        traffic service requirements;
          ``(5) is manned by one or more officers who are 
        licensed by a certificating State that the Secretary 
        has determined, pursuant to section 9101 of title 46, 
        does not have standards for licensing and certification 
        of seafarers that are comparable to or more stringent 
        than United States standards or international standards 
        that are accepted by the United States;
          ``(6) is not manned in compliance with manning levels 
        as determined by the Secretary to be necessary to 
        insure the safe navigation of the vessel; or
          ``(7) while underway, does not have at least one 
        licensed deck officer on the navigation bridge who is 
        capable of clearly understanding English.
  ``(b) Exceptions.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may allow 
        provisional entry of a vessel that is not in compliance 
        with subsection (a), if the owner or operator of such 
        vessel proves, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, 
        that such vessel is not unsafe or a threat to the 
        marine environment, and if such entry is necessary for 
        the safety of the vessel or persons aboard.
          ``(2) Provisions not applicable.--Paragraphs (1), 
        (2), (3), and (4) of subsection (a) of this section 
        shall not apply to a vessel allowed provisional entry 
        under paragraph (1) if the owner or operator of such 
        vessel proves, to the satisfaction of the Secretary, 
        that such vessel is no longer unsafe or a threat to the 
        marine environment, and is no longer in violation of 
        any applicable law, treaty, regulation, or condition, 
        as appropriate.

 ``SUBCHAPTER IV--DEFINITIONS, REGULATIONS, ENFORCEMENT, INVESTIGATORY 
                         POWERS, APPLICABILITY


``Sec. 70031. Definitions

  ``As used in subchapters A through C and this subchapter, 
unless the context otherwise requires:
          ``(1) The term `marine environment' means--
                  ``(A) the navigable waters of the United 
                States and the land and resources therein and 
                thereunder;
                  ``(B) the waters and fishery resources of any 
                area over which the United States asserts 
                exclusive fishery management authority;
                  ``(C) the seabed and subsoil of the Outer 
                Continental Shelf of the United States, the 
                resources thereof, and the waters superjacent 
                thereto; and
                  ``(D) the recreational, economic, and scenic 
                values of such waters and resources.
          ``(2) The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of the 
        department in which the Coast Guard is operating, 
        except that such term means the Secretary of 
        Transportation with respect to the application of this 
        chapter to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
          ``(3) The term `navigable waters of the United 
        States' includes all waters of the territorial sea of 
        the United States as described in Presidential 
        Proclamation No. 5928 of December 27, 1988.

``Sec. 70032. Saint Lawrence Seaway

  ``The authority granted to the Secretary under sections 
70001, 70002, 70003, 7004, and 70011 may not be delegated with 
respect to the Saint Lawrence Seaway to any agency other than 
the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Any other 
authority granted the Secretary under subchapters A through C 
and this subchapter shall be delegated by the Secretary to the 
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation to the extent the 
Secretary determines such delegation is necessary for the 
proper operation of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

``Sec. 70033. Limitation on application to foreign vessels

  ``Except pursuant to international treaty, convention, or 
agreement, to which the United States is a party, subchapters A 
through C and this subchapter shall not apply to any foreign 
vessel that is not destined for, or departing from, a port or 
place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and that 
is in--
          ``(1) innocent passage through the territorial sea of 
        the United States; or
          ``(2) transit through the navigable waters of the 
        United States that form a part of an international 
        strait.

``Sec. 70034. Regulations

  ``(a) In General.--In accordance with section 553 of title 5, 
the Secretary shall issue, and may from time to time amend or 
repeal, regulations necessary to implement subchapters A 
through C and this subchapter.
  ``(b) Consultation.--In the exercise of the regulatory 
authority under subchapters A through C and this subchapter, 
the Secretary shall consult with, and receive and consider the 
views of all interested persons, including--
          ``(1) interested Federal departments and agencies;
          ``(2) officials of State and local governments;
          ``(3) representatives of the maritime community;
          ``(4) representatives of port and harbor authorities 
        or associations;
          ``(5) representatives of environmental groups;
          ``(6) any other interested persons who are 
        knowledgeable or experienced in dealing with problems 
        involving vessel safety, port and waterways safety, and 
        protection of the marine environment; and
          ``(7) advisory committees consisting of all 
        interested segments of the public when the 
        establishment of such committees is considered 
        necessary because the issues involved are highly 
        complex or controversial.

``Sec. 70035. Investigatory powers

  ``(a) Secretary.--The Secretary may investigate any incident, 
accident, or act involving the loss or destruction of, or 
damage to, any structure subject to subchapters A through C and 
this subchapter, or that affects or may affect the safety or 
environmental quality of the ports, harbors, or navigable 
waters of the United States.
  ``(b) Powers.--In an investigation under this section, the 
Secretary may issue subpoenas to require the attendance of 
witnesses and the production of documents or other evidence 
relating to such incident, accident, or act. If any person 
refuses to obey a subpoena, the Secretary may request the 
Attorney General to invoke the aid of the appropriate district 
court of the United States to compel compliance with the 
subpoena. Any district court of the United States may, in the 
case of refusal to obey a subpoena, issue an order requiring 
compliance with the subpoena, and failure to obey the order may 
be punished by the court as contempt. Witnesses may be paid 
fees for travel and attendance at rates not exceeding those 
allowed in a district court of the United States.

``Sec. 70036. Enforcement

  ``(a) Civil Penalty.--
          ``(1) In general.--Any person who is found by the 
        Secretary, after notice and an opportunity for a 
        hearing, to have violated subchapters A through C or 
        this subchapter or a regulation issued under 
        subchapters A through C or this subchapter shall be 
        liable to the United States for a civil penalty, not to 
        exceed $25,000 for each violation. Each day of a 
        continuing violation shall constitute a separate 
        violation. The amount of such civil penalty shall be 
        assessed by the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee, 
        by written notice. In determining the amount of such 
        penalty, the Secretary shall take into account the 
        nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the 
        prohibited acts committed and, with respect to the 
        violator, the degree of culpability, any history of 
        prior offenses, ability to pay, and such other matters 
        as justice may require.
          ``(2) Compromise, modification, or remission.--The 
        Secretary may compromise, modify, or remit, with or 
        without conditions, any civil penalty that is subject 
        to imposition or that has been imposed under this 
        section.
          ``(3) Failure to pay penalty.--If any person fails to 
        pay an assessment of a civil penalty after it has 
        become final, the Secretary may refer the matter to the 
        Attorney General of the United States, for collection 
        in any appropriate district court of the United States.
  ``(b) Criminal Penalty.--
          ``(1) Class d felony.--Any person who willfully and 
        knowingly violates subchapters A through C or this 
        subchapter or any regulation issued thereunder commits 
        a class D felony.
          ``(2) Class c felony.--Any person who, in the willful 
        and knowing violation of subchapters A through C or 
        this subchapter or of any regulation issued thereunder, 
        uses a dangerous weapon, or engages in conduct that 
        causes bodily injury or fear of imminent bodily injury 
        to any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of 
        such a subchapter or the regulations issued under such 
        subchapter, commits a class C felony.
  ``(c) In Rem Liability.--Any vessel that is used in violation 
of subchapters A, B, or C or this subchapter, or any 
regulations issued under such subchapter, shall be liable in 
rem for any civil penalty assessed pursuant to subsection (a) 
and may be proceeded against in the United States district 
court for any district in which such vessel may be found.
  ``(d) Injunction.--The United States district courts shall 
have jurisdiction to restrain violations of subchapter A, B, or 
C or this subchapter or of regulations issued under such 
subchapter, for cause shown.
  ``(e) Denial of Entry.--Except as provided in section 70021, 
the Secretary may, subject to recognized principles of 
international law, deny entry by any vessel that is not in 
compliance with subchapter A, B, or C or this subchapter or the 
regulations issued under such subchapter--
          ``(1) into the navigable waters of the United States; 
        or
          ``(2) to any port or place under the jurisdiction of 
        the United States.
  ``(f) Withholding of Clearance.--
          ``(1) In general.--If any owner, operator, or 
        individual in charge of a vessel is liable for a 
        penalty or fine under this section, or if reasonable 
        cause exists to believe that the owner, operator, or 
        individual in charge may be subject to a penalty or 
        fine under this section, the Secretary of the Treasury, 
        upon the request of the Secretary, shall with respect 
        to such vessel refuse or revoke any clearance required 
        by section 60105 of title 46.
          ``(2) Granting clearance refused or revoked.--
        Clearance refused or revoked under this subsection may 
        be granted upon filing of a bond or other surety 
        satisfactory to the Secretary.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
such subtitle is amended by inserting before the item relating 
to chapter 701 the following:
``700. Ports and Waterways Safety..............................70001.''.

SEC. 402. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

  (a) Electronic Charts.--
          (1) Transfer of provision.--Section 4A of the Ports 
        and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1223a)--
                  (A) is redesignated as section 3105 of title 
                46, United States Code, and transferred to 
                appear after section 3104 of that title; and
                  (B) is amended by striking subsection (b) and 
                inserting the following:
  ``(b) Limitation on Application.--Except pursuant to an 
international treaty, convention, or agreement, to which the 
United States is a party, this section shall not apply to any 
foreign vessel that is not destined for, or departing from, a 
port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States 
and that is in--
          ``(1) innocent passage through the territorial sea of 
        the United States; or
          ``(2) transit through the navigable waters of the 
        United States that form a part of an international 
        strait.''.
          (2) Clerical amendment.--The analysis at the 
        beginning of chapter 31 of such title is amended by 
        adding at the end the following:
``3105. Electronic charts.''.
  (b) Port, Harbor, and Coastal Facility Security.--
          (1) Transfer of provisions.--So much of section 7 of 
        the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1226) as 
        precedes subsection (c) of that section is redesignated 
        as section 70116 of title 46, United States Code, and 
        transferred so as to replace section 70116 of that 
        title, as in effect before the enactment of this Act.
          (2) Definitions, administration, and enforcement.--
        Section 70116 of title 46, United States Code, as 
        amended by paragraph (1) of this subsection, is amended 
        by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--This 
section shall be treated as part of chapter 700 for purposes of 
sections 70031, 70032, 70034, 70035, and 70036.''.
          (3) Clerical amendment.--The analysis at the 
        beginning of chapter 701 of such title is amended by 
        striking the item relating to section 70116 and 
        inserting the following:
``70116. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.''.
  (c) Nondisclosure of Port Security Plans.--Subsection (c) of 
section 7 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
1226), as so designated before the application of subsection 
(b)(1) of this section--
          (1) is redesignated as subsection (f) of section 
        70103 of title 46, United States Code, and transferred 
        so as to appear after subsection (e) of such section; 
        and
          (2) is amended by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
        ``this chapter''.
  (d) Repeal.--Section 2307 of title 46, United States Code, 
and the item relating to that section in the analysis at the 
beginning of chapter 23 of that title, are repealed.
  (e) Repeal.--The Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
1221-1231, 1232-1232b), as amended by this division, is 
repealed.

SEC. 403. TRANSITIONAL AND SAVINGS PROVISIONS.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Source provision.--The term ``source provision'' 
        means a provision of law that is replaced by a title 46 
        provision under this title.
          (2) Title 46 provision.--The term ``title 46 
        provision'' means a provision of title 46, United 
        States Code, that is enacted by section 402 of this 
        title.
  (b) Cutoff Date.--The title 46 provisions replace certain 
provisions of law enacted before the date of the enactment of 
this Act. If a law enacted after that date amends or repeals a 
source provision, that law is deemed to amend or repeal, as the 
case may be, the corresponding title 46 provision. If a law 
enacted after that date is otherwise inconsistent with a title 
46 provision or a provision of this title, that law supersedes 
the title 46 provision or provision of this title to the extent 
of the inconsistency.
  (c) Original Date of Enactment Unchanged.--For purposes of 
determining whether one provision of law supersedes another 
based on enactment later in time, a title 46 provision is 
deemed to have been enacted on the date of enactment of the 
source provision that the title 46 provision replaces.
  (d) References to Title 46 Provisions.--A reference to a 
title 46 provision, including a reference in a regulation, 
order, or other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding 
source provision.
  (e) References to Source Provisions.--A reference to a source 
provision, including a reference in a regulation, order, or 
other law, is deemed to refer to the corresponding title 46 
provision.
  (f) Regulations, Orders, and Other Administrative Actions.--A 
regulation, order, or other administrative action in effect 
under a source provision continues in effect under the 
corresponding title 46 provision.
  (g) Actions Taken and Offenses Committed.--An action taken or 
an offense committed under a source provision is deemed to have 
been taken or committed under the corresponding title 46 
provision.

SEC. 404. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

  This title, including the amendments made by this title, is 
intended only to transfer provisions of the Ports and Waterways 
Safety Act to title 46, United States Code, and may not be 
construed to alter--
          (1) the effect of a provision of the Ports and 
        Waterways Safety Act, including any authority or 
        requirement therein;
          (2) a department or agency interpretation with 
        respect to the Ports and Waterways Safety Act; or
          (3) a judicial interpretation with respect to the 
        Ports and Waterways Safety Act.

SEC. 405. ADVISORY COMMITTEE: REPEAL.

  Section 18 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1991 
(Public Law 102-241; 105 Stat. 2213) is repealed.

SEC. 406. REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 700 of title 46, United States Code, 
as established by section 401 of this title, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

              ``SUBCHAPTER V--REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES


``Sec. 70041. Regattas and marine parades

  ``(a) In General.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard may 
issue regulations to promote the safety of life on navigable 
waters during regattas or marine parades.
  ``(b) Detail and Use of Vessels.--To enforce regulations 
issued under this section--
          ``(1) the Commandant may detail any public vessel in 
        the service of the Coast Guard and make use of any 
        private vessel tendered gratuitously for that purpose; 
        and
          ``(2) upon the request of the Commandant, the head of 
        any other Federal department or agency may enforce the 
        regulations by means of any public vessel of such 
        department and any private vessel tendered gratuitously 
        for that purpose.
  ``(c) Transfer of Authority.--The authority of the Commandant 
under this section may be transferred by the President for any 
special occasion to the head of another Federal department or 
agency whenever in the President's judgment such transfer is 
desirable.
  ``(d) Penalties.--
          ``(1) In general.--For any violation of regulations 
        issued pursuant to this section the following penalties 
        shall be incurred:
                  ``(A) A licensed officer shall be liable to 
                suspension or revocation of license in the 
                manner prescribed by law for incompetency or 
                misconduct.
                  ``(B) Any person in charge of the navigation 
                of a vessel other than a licensed officer shall 
                be liable to a penalty of $5,000.
                  ``(C) The owner of a vessel (including any 
                corporate officer of a corporation owning the 
                vessel) actually on board shall be liable to a 
                penalty of $5,000, unless the violation of 
                regulations occurred without the owner's 
                knowledge.
                  ``(D) Any other person shall be liable to a 
                penalty of $2,500.
          ``(2) Mitigation or remission.--The Commandant may 
        mitigate or remit any penalty provided for in this 
        subsection in the manner prescribed by law for the 
        mitigation or remission of penalties for violation of 
        the navigation laws.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 700 of 
title 46, United States Code, as established by section 401 of 
this title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

               ``subchapter e--regattas and marine parades

``70041. Regattas and marine parades.''.
  (c) Repeal.--The Act of April 28, 1908 (35 Stat. 69, chapter 
151; 33 U.S.C. 1233 et seq.), is repealed.

SEC. 407. REGULATION OF VESSELS IN TERRITORIAL WATERS OF UNITED STATES.

  (a) Establishment of Subchapter F.--Chapter 700 of title 46, 
United States Code, as established by section 401 of this 
title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SUBCHAPTER VI--REGULATION OF VESSELS IN TERRITORIAL WATERS OF UNITED 
                                 STATES


``Sec. 70054. Definitions

  ``In this subchapter:
          ``(1) United states.--The term `United States' 
        includes all territory and waters, continental or 
        insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
        States.
          ``(2) Territorial waters.--The term `territorial 
        waters of the United States' includes all waters of the 
        territorial sea of the United States as described in 
        Presidential Proclamation 5928 of December 27, 1988.''.
  (b) Regulation of Anchorage and Movement of Vessels During 
National Emergency.--Section 1 of title II of the Act of June 
15, 1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 191), is 
amended--
          (1) by striking the section designation and all that 
        follows before ``by proclamation'' and inserting the 
        following:

``Sec. 70051. Regulation of anchorage and movement of vessels during 
                    national emergency

  ``Whenever the President'';
          (2) by striking ``of the Treasury'';
          (3) by striking ``of the department in which the 
        Coast Guard is operating'';
          (4) by striking ``this title'' and inserting ``this 
        subchapter''; and
          (5) by transferring the section so that the section 
        appears before section 70054 of title 46, United States 
        Code (as added by subsection (a) of this section).
  (c) Seizure and Forfeiture of Vessel; Fine and 
Imprisonment.--Section 2 of title II of the Act of June 15, 
1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 192), is amended--
          (1) by striking the section designation and all that 
        follows before ``agent,'' and inserting the following:

``Sec. 70052. Seizure and forfeiture of vessel; fine and imprisonment

  ``(a) In General.--If any owner,'';
          (2) by striking ``this title'' each place it appears 
        and inserting ``this subchapter''; and
          (3) by transferring the section so that the section 
        appears after section 70051 of title 46, United States 
        Code (as transferred by subsection (b) of this 
        section).
  (d) Enforcement Provisions.--Section 4 of title II of the Act 
of June 15, 1917 (40 Stat. 220, chapter 30; 50 U.S.C. 194), is 
amended--
          (1) by striking all before ``may employ'' and 
        inserting the following:

``Sec. 70053. Enforcement provisions

  ``The President'';
          (2) by striking ``the purpose of this title'' and 
        inserting ``this subchapter''; and
          (3) by transferring the section so that the section 
        appears after section 70052 of title 46, United States 
        Code (as transferred by subsection (c) of this 
        section).
  (e) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 700 of 
title 46, United States Code, as established by section 401 of 
this title, is amended by adding at the end the following:

  ``subchapter f--regulation of vessels in territorial waters of united 
                                 states

``70051. Regulation of anchorage and movement of vessels during national 
          emergency.
``70052. Seizure and forfeiture of vessel; fine and imprisonment.
``70053. Enforcement provisions.
``70054. Definitions.''.

SEC. 408. PORT, HARBOR, AND COASTAL FACILITY SECURITY.

  (a) Transfer of Provisions.--So much of section 7 of the 
Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 1226) as precedes 
subsection (c) of that section is redesignated as section 
70102a of title 46, United States Code, and transferred so as 
to appear after section 70102 of that title.
  (b) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--Section 
70102a of title 46, United States Code, as amended by paragraph 
(1) of this subsection, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
  ``(c) Definitions, Administration, and Enforcement.--This 
section shall be treated as part of chapter 700 for purposes of 
sections 70031, 70032, 70034, 70035, and 70036.''.
  (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
chapter 701 of such title is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 70102 the following:
``70102a. Port, harbor, and coastal facility security.''.
  (d) Nondisclosure of Port Security Plans.--Subsection (c) of 
section 7 of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (33 U.S.C. 
1226), as so designated before the application of subsection 
(b)(1) of this section--
          (1) is redesignated as subsection (f) of section 
        70103 of title 46, United States Code, and transferred 
        so as to appear after subsection (e) of such section; 
        and
          (2) is amended by striking ``this Act'' and inserting 
        ``this chapter''.

                TITLE V--MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

SEC. 501. CONSISTENCY IN MARINE INSPECTIONS.

  (a) In General.--Section 3305 of title 46, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(d)(1) The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall ensure that 
Officers in Charge, Marine Inspections consistently interpret 
regulations and standards under this subtitle and chapter 700 
to avoid disruption and undue expense to industry.
  ``(2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), in the event of a 
disagreement regarding the condition of a vessel or the 
interpretation of a regulation or standard referred to in 
subsection (a) between a local Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection conducting an inspection of the vessel and the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection that issued the most 
recent certificate of inspection for the vessel, such Officers 
shall seek to resolve such disagreement.
  ``(B) If a disagreement described in subparagraph (A) 
involves vessel design or plan review, the Coast Guard marine 
safety center shall be included in all efforts to resolve such 
disagreement.
  ``(C) If a disagreement described in subparagraph (A) or (B) 
cannot be resolved, the local Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection shall submit to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, 
through the cognizant Coast Guard district commander, a request 
for a final agency determination of the matter in disagreement.
  ``(3) The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall--
          ``(A) provide to each person affected by a decision 
        or action by an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection or 
        by the Coast Guard marine safety center all information 
        necessary for such person to exercise any right to 
        appeal such decision or action; and
          ``(B) if such an appeal is filed, process such appeal 
        under parts 1 through 4 of title 46, Code of Federal 
        Regulations, as in effect on the date of enactment of 
        the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017.
  ``(4) In this section, the term `Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection' means any person from the civilian or military 
branch of the Coast Guard who--
          ``(A) is designated as such by the Commandant; and
          ``(B) under the superintendence and direction of the 
        cognizant Coast Guard district commander, is in charge 
        of an inspection zone for the performance of duties 
        with respect to the inspections under, and enforcement 
        and administration of, subtitle II, chapter 700, and 
        regulations under such laws.''.
  (b) Report on Marine Inspector Training.--Not later than 1 
year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a report on the training, experience, and 
qualifications required for assignment as a marine inspector 
under section 312 of title 14, United States Code, including--
          (1) a description of any continuing education 
        requirement, including a specific list of the required 
        courses;
          (2) a description of the training, including a 
        specific list of the included courses, offered to a 
        journeyman or an advanced journeyman marine inspector 
        to advance inspection expertise;
          (3) a description of any training that was offered in 
        the 15-year period before the date of the enactment of 
        this Act, but is no longer required or offered, 
        including a specific list of the included courses, 
        including the senior marine inspector course and any 
        plan review courses;
          (4) a justification for why a course described in 
        paragraph (3) is no longer required or offered; and
          (5) a list of the course content the Commandant 
        considers necessary to promote consistency among marine 
        inspectors in an environment of increasingly complex 
        vessels and vessel systems.

SEC. 502. UNINSPECTED PASSENGER VESSELS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA.

  Section 4105 of title 46, United States Code, amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection 
        (d); and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
  ``(c) In applying this title with respect to an uninspected 
vessel of less than 25 feet overall in length that carries 
passengers on Crane Lake or waters contiguous to such lake in 
St. Louis County, Minnesota, the Secretary shall substitute `12 
passengers' for `6 passengers' each place it appears in section 
2101(42).''.

SEC. 503. ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH REQUIREMENTS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 43 of title 46, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 4312. Engine cut-off switches

  ``(a) Installation Requirement.--A manufacturer, distributor, 
or dealer that installs propulsion machinery and associated 
starting controls on a covered recreational vessel shall equip 
such vessel with an engine cut-off switch and engine cut-off 
switch link that meet American Boat and Yacht Council Standard 
A-33, as in effect on the date of the enactment of the Coast 
Guard Authorization Act of 2017.
  ``(b) Education on Cut-off Switches.--The Commandant of the 
Coast Guard, through the National Boating Safety Advisory 
Committee established under section 15105, may initiate a 
boating safety program on the use and benefits of cut-off 
switches for recreational vessels.
  ``(c) Availability of Standard for Inspection.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this section, the Commandant 
        shall transmit American Boat and Yacht Council Standard 
        A-33, as in effect on the date of enactment of the 
        Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, to--
                  ``(A) the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives;
                  ``(B) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate; and
                  ``(C) the Coast Guard Office of Design and 
                Engineering Standards; and
                  ``(D) the National Archives and Records 
                Administration.
          ``(2) Availability.--The standard submitted under 
        paragraph (1) shall be kept on file and available for 
        public inspection at such Coast Guard office and the 
        National Archives and Records Administration.
  ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Covered recreational vessel.--The term `covered 
        recreational vessel' means a recreational vessel that 
        is--
                  ``(A) less than 26 feet overall in length; 
                and
                  ``(B) capable of developing 115 pounds or 
                more of static thrust.
          ``(2) Dealer.--The term `dealer' means any person who 
        is engaged in the sale and distribution of recreational 
        vessels or associated equipment to purchasers whom the 
        seller in good faith believes to be purchasing any such 
        vessel or associated equipment for purposes other than 
        resale.
          ``(3) Distributor.--The term `distributor' means any 
        person engaged in the sale and distribution of 
        recreational vessels and associated equipment for the 
        purposes of resale.
          ``(4) Manufacturer.--The term `equipment 
        manufacturer' means any person engaged in the 
        manufacture, construction, or assembly of recreational 
        vessels or associated equipment, or the importation of 
        recreational vessels into the United States for 
        subsequent sale.
          ``(5) Propulsion machinery.--The term `propulsion 
        machinery' means a self-contained propulsion system, 
        and includes, but is not limited to, inboard engines, 
        outboard motors, and sterndrive engines.
          ``(6) Static thrust.--The term `static thrust' means 
        the forward or backwards thrust developed by propulsion 
        machinery while stationary.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:
``4312. Engine cut-off switches.''.
  (c) Effective Date.--Section 4312 of title 46, United States 
Code, as amended by this section, shall take effect one year 
after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 504. EXCEPTION FROM SURVIVAL CRAFT REQUIREMENTS.

  Section 4502(b) of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking ``a survival 
        craft'' and inserting ``subject to paragraph (3), a 
        survival craft'';
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Except for a nonapplicable vessel, an auxiliary 
        craft shall satisfy the equipment requirement under 
        paragraph (2)(B) if such craft is--
                  ``(A) necessary for normal fishing 
                operations;
                  ``(B) readily accessible during an emergency; 
                and
                  ``(C) capable, in accordance with the Coast 
                Guard capacity rating, when applicable, of 
                safely holding all individuals on board the 
                vessel to which the craft functions as an 
                auxiliary.''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(k) For the purposes of this section, the term `auxiliary 
craft' means a vessel that is carried onboard a fishing vessel 
and is normally used to support fishing operations.''.

SEC. 505. SAFETY STANDARDS.

  Section 4502(f) of title 46, United States Code, is amended 
by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the following:
          ``(2) shall examine at dockside a vessel described in 
        subsection (b) at least once every 5 years, but may 
        require an exam at dockside every 2 years for certain 
        vessels described in subsection (b) if requested by the 
        owner or operator; and
          ``(3) shall issue a certificate of compliance to a 
        vessel meeting the requirements of this chapter and 
        satisfying the requirements in paragraph (2).''.

SEC. 506. FISHING SAFETY GRANTS.

  Section 4502 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsections (i) and (j), by striking 
        ``Secretary'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``Secretary of Health and Human Services'';
          (2) in subsection (i)(2), as amended by paragraph 
        (1), by inserting ``, in consultation with and based on 
        criteria established by the Commandant of the Coast 
        Guard'' after ``Health and Human Services'';
          (3) in subsection (i)(3), by striking ``75'' and 
        inserting ``50'';
          (4) in subsection (i)(4), by striking ``$3,000,000 
        for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2017'' and 
        inserting ``$3,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 
        through 2019'';
          (5) in subsection (j)(2), as amended by paragraph 
        (1), by inserting ``, in consultation with and based on 
        criteria established by the Commandant of the Coast 
        Guard,'' after ``Health and Human Services'';
          (6) in subsection (j)(3), by striking ``75'' and 
        inserting ``50''; and
          (7) in subsection (j)(4), by striking ``$3,000,000 
        for each fiscal years 2015 through 2017'' and inserting 
        ``$3,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2018 through 
        2019''.

SEC. 507. FISHING, FISH TENDER, AND FISH PROCESSING VESSEL 
                    CERTIFICATION.

  Section 4503(f) of title 46, United States Code, as 
redesignated by section 508 of this title, is further amended 
to read as follows:
  ``(f)(1) For purposes of this section and section 4503a, the 
term `built' means, with respect to a vessel, that the vessel's 
construction has reached any of the following stages:
          ``(A) The vessel's keel is laid.
          ``(B) Construction identifiable with the vessel has 
        begun and assembly of that vessel has commenced 
        comprising of at least 50 metric tons or one percent of 
        the estimated mass of all structural material, 
        whichever is less.
  ``(2) In the case of a vessel greater than 79 feet overall in 
length, for purposes of paragraph (1)(A) a keel is deemed to be 
laid when a marine surveyor affirms that a structure adequate 
for serving as a keel for such vessel is in place and 
identified for use in the construction of such vessel.''.

SEC. 508. DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALTERNATE SAFETY COMPLIANCE 
                    PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--Section 4503(d) of title 46, United States 
Code, is redesignated as section 4503a and transferred to 
appear after section 4503 of such title.
  (b) Fishing, Fish Tender, and Fish Processing Vessel 
Certification.--Section 4503 of title 46, United States Code, 
is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), and (g) as 
        subsections (d), (e), and (f), respectively;
          (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``subsection (d)'' 
        and inserting ``section 4503a'';
          (3) in subsection (c)(2)(B)(ii)(I), by striking 
        ``subsection (e)'' and inserting ``subsection (d)'';
          (4) in subsection (c)(2)(B)(ii)(II), by striking 
        ``subsection (f)'' and inserting ``subsection (e)'';
          (5) in subsection (e)(1), as amended by paragraph (1) 
        of this subsection, by striking ``subsection (e)'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``subsection (d)''; and
          (6) in subsection (e)(2), as amended by paragraph (1) 
        of this subsection, by striking ``subsection (e)'' each 
        place it appears and inserting ``subsection (d)'';
  (c) Alternate Safety Compliance Program.--Section 4503a of 
title 46, United States Code, as redesignated and transferred 
by subsection (a) of this section, is amended--
          (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), 
        and (5) as subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e), 
        respectively;
          (2) by inserting before subsection (a), as so 
        redesignated, the following:

``Sec. 4503a. Alternate safety compliance program'';

          (3) in subsection (a), as redesignated by paragraph 
        (1) of this subsection, by striking ``After January 1, 
        2020,'' and all that follows through ``the Secretary, 
        if'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection (c), 
        beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date 
        that the Secretary prescribes an alternate safety 
        compliance program, a fishing vessel, fish processing 
        vessel, or fish tender vessel to which section 4502(b) 
        of this title applies shall comply with such an 
        alternate safety compliance program, if'';
          (4) in subsection (a), as so redesignated, by 
        redesignating subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) as 
        paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively;
          (5) in subsection (b), as so redesignated, by 
        striking ``establishes standards for an alternate 
        safety compliance program, shall comply with such an 
        alternative safety compliance program that is developed 
        in cooperation with the commercial fishing industry and 
        prescribed by the Secretary'' and inserting 
        ``prescribes an alternate safety compliance program 
        under subsection (a), shall comply with such an 
        alternate safety compliance program'';
          (6) by amending subsection (c), as so redesignated, 
        to read as follows:
  ``(c) For purposes of subsection (a), a separate alternate 
safety compliance program may be developed for a specific 
region or specific fishery.'';
          (7) in subsection (d), as so redesignated--
                  (A) by striking ``paragraph (1)'' and 
                inserting ``subsection (a)''; and
                  (B) by striking ``that paragraph'' each place 
                it appears and inserting ``that subsection'';
          (8) in subsection (e), as so redesignated, by--
                  (A) inserting ``is not eligible to 
                participate in an alternative safety compliance 
                program prescribed under subsection (a) and'' 
                after ``July 1, 2012''; and
                  (B) redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) 
                as paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively;
          (9) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(f) For the purposes of this section, the term `built' has 
the meaning given that term in section 4503(f).''.
  (d) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis at the beginning of 
chapter 45 of such title is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 4503 the following
``4503a. Alternate safety compliance program.''.
  (e) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3104 of title 46, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``section 4503(e)'' and 
inserting ``section 4503(d)''.
  (f) Final Rule.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating shall issue a final rule 
implementing the requirements enumerated in section 4503(d) of 
title 46, as amended by subsection (b)(1) of this section.
  (g) Alternate Safety Compliance Program Status Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than January 1, 2019, the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating shall submit to the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
        and Transportation of the Senate a report on the status 
        of the development of the alternate safety compliance 
        program directed by section 4503a of title 46, United 
        States Code, as redesignated by subsection (c).
          (2) Contents.--The report required under paragraph 
        (1) shall include discussion of--
                  (A) steps taken in the rulemaking process to 
                establish the alternate safety compliance 
                program;
                  (B) communication and collaboration between 
                the Coast Guard, the department in which the 
                Coast Guard is operating, and the commercial 
                fishing vessel industry regarding the 
                development of the alternate safety compliance 
                program;
                  (C) consideration given to developing 
                alternate safety compliance programs for 
                specific regions and fisheries, as authorized 
                in section 4503a(c) of such title, as 
                redesignated by subsection (c);
                  (D) any identified legislative changes 
                necessary to implement an effective alternate 
                safety compliance program; and
                  (E) the timeline and planned actions that 
                will be taken to implement regulations 
                necessary to fully establish an alternate 
                safety compliance program before January 1, 
                2020.

SEC. 509. TERMINATION OF UNSAFE OPERATIONS; TECHNICAL CORRECTION.

  Section 4505(2) of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking ``4503(1)'' and inserting 
        ``4503(a)(2)''; and
          (2) by inserting before the period the following: ``, 
        except that this paragraph shall not apply with respect 
        to a vessel to which section 4503a applies''.

SEC. 510. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS: LICENSES, CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRY, 
                    AND MERCHANT MARINER DOCUMENTS.

  Title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in section 7106(b), by striking ``merchant 
        mariner's document,'' and inserting ``license,'';
          (2) in section 7107(b), by striking ``merchant 
        mariner's document,'' and inserting ``certificate of 
        registry,'';
          (3) in section 7507(b)(1), by striking ``licenses or 
        certificates of registry'' and inserting ``merchant 
        mariner documents''; and
          (4) in section 7507(b)(2) by striking ``merchant 
        mariner's document.'' and inserting ``license or 
        certificate of registry.''.

SEC. 511. CLARIFICATION OF LOGBOOK ENTRIES.

  (a) In General.--Section 11304 of title 46, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``an official 
        logbook, which'' and inserting ``a logbook, which may 
        be in any form, including electronic, and''; and
          (2) in subsection (b), by amending paragraph (3) to 
        read as follows:
          ``(3) Each illness of, and injury to, a seaman of the 
        vessel, the nature of the illness or injury, and the 
        medical treatment provided for the injury or 
        illness.''.
  (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 11304(b) is amended by 
striking ``log book'' and inserting ``logbook''.

SEC. 512. CERTIFICATES OF DOCUMENTATION FOR RECREATIONAL VESSELS.

  Section 12105 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
  ``(e) Effective Period.--
          ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraphs 
        (2) and (3), a certificate of documentation issued 
        under this part is valid for a 1-year period and may be 
        renewed for additional 1-year periods.
          ``(2) Recreational vessels.--
                  ``(A) In general.--A certificate of 
                documentation for a recreational vessel and the 
                renewal of such a certificate shall be 
                effective for a 5-year period.
                  ``(B) Phase-in period.--During the period 
                beginning January 1, 2019, and ending December 
                31, 2021, the owner or operator of a 
                recreational vessel may choose a period of 
                effectiveness of between 1 and 5 years for such 
                a certificate of documentation for such vessel 
                or the renewal thereof.
                  ``(C) Fees.--
                          ``(i) Requirement.--The Secretary 
                        shall assess and collect a fee--
                                  ``(I) for the issuance of a 
                                certificate of documentation 
                                for a recreational vessel that 
                                is equivalent to the fee 
                                established for the issuance of 
                                a certificate of documentation 
                                under section 2110; and
                                  ``(II) for the renewal of a 
                                certificate of documentation 
                                for a recreational vessel that 
                                is equivalent to the number of 
                                years of effectiveness of the 
                                certificate of documentation 
                                multiplied by the fee 
                                established for the renewal of 
                                a certificate of documentation 
                                under section 2110.
                          ``(ii) Treatment.--Fees collected 
                        under this subsection--
                                  ``(I) shall be credited to 
                                the account from which the 
                                costs of such issuance or 
                                renewal were paid; and
                                  ``(II) may remain available 
                                until expended.
          ``(3) Notice of change in information.--
                  ``(A) Requirement.--The owner of a vessel 
                shall notify the Coast Guard of each change in 
                the information on which the issuance of the 
                certificate of documentation for the vessel is 
                based that occurs before the expiration of the 
                certificate under this subsection, by not later 
                than 30 days after such change.
                  ``(B) Termination of certificate.--The 
                certificate of documentation for a vessel shall 
                terminate upon the expiration of such 30-day 
                period if the owner has not notified the Coast 
                Guard of such change before the end of such 
                period.
          ``(4) State and local authority to remove abandoned 
        and derelict vessels.--Nothing in this section shall be 
        construed to limit the authority of a State or local 
        authority from taking action to remove an abandoned or 
        derelict vessel.''.

SEC. 513. NUMBERING FOR UNDOCUMENTED BARGES.

  Section 12301(b) of title 46, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) by striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''; and
          (2) by inserting ``of'' after ``barge''.

SEC. 514. BACKUP GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM.

  (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``National 
Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2018''.
  (b) In General.--Chapter 3 of title 49, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 312. Alternative timing system

  ``(a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations and not later than 3 years after the date of the 
enactment of the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 
2018, the Secretary shall establish a land-based, resilient, 
and reliable alternative timing system--
          ``(1) to reduce critical dependencies on, and provide 
        a complement to and backup for, the timing component of 
        the Global Positioning System; and
          ``(2) to ensure the availability of uncorrupted and 
        non-degraded timing signals for military and civilian 
        users in the event that GPS timing signals are 
        corrupted, degraded, unreliable, or otherwise 
        unavailable.
  ``(b) Establishment of Requirements.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of the National Timing Resilience and 
        Security Act of 2018, the Secretary shall establish 
        requirements for the procurement of a land-based 
        complement to and backup for the timing component of 
        GPS.
          ``(2) Requirements.--The Secretary shall consider the 
        following requirements for the system, to the degree 
        practicable:
                  ``(A) Be wireless.
                  ``(B) Be terrestrial.
                  ``(C) Provide wide-area coverage.
                  ``(D) Be synchronized with coordinated 
                universal time.
                  ``(E) Be resilient and extremely difficult to 
                disrupt or degrade.
                  ``(F) Be able to penetrate underground and 
                inside buildings.
                  ``(G) Be capable of deployment to remote 
                locations.
                  ``(H) Incorporate the expertise of the 
                private sector with respect to development, 
                building, and installation.
                  ``(I) Be interoperable with and complement 
                other similar positioning, navigation, and 
                timing systems, including enhanced long-range 
                navigation systems and Nationwide Differential 
                GPS systems.
                  ``(J) Be available for use by Federal and 
                non-Federal government agencies for public 
                purposes at no cost.
                  ``(K) Be capable of adaptation and expansion 
                to provide position and navigation 
                capabilities.
                  ``(L) Incorporate the recommendations and 
                next actions from any GPS back-up capability 
                demonstration program initiated and completed 
                by the Secretary, in coordination with other 
                Federal agencies.
                  ``(M) Incorporate such other requirements 
                determined necessary by the Secretary.
  ``(c) Implementation Plan.--Not later than 1 year after the 
date of enactment of the National Timing Resilience and 
Security Act of 2018, the Secretary shall provide to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the House of Representatives a plan to implement the 
establishment of the system authorized by subsection (a). Such 
plan shall describe the work necessary to provide a follow-on 
complementary and backup positioning and navigation capability.
  ``(d) Funding.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary of the department in 
        which the Coast Guard is operating shall transfer, 
        without reimbursement, to the Secretary to carry out 
        this section the following:
                  ``(A) Notwithstanding section 914 of title 
                14, or any other provision of law, such 
                infrastructure comprising the Long-Range 
                Navigation (LORAN) system, including any real 
                and personal property under the administrative 
                control of the Coast Guard and used for the 
                LORAN system, as the Secretary determines 
                necessary for the purposes described in 
                subsection (a).
                  ``(B) Any funds specifically appropriated or 
                made available for the purposes described in 
                subsection (a), and such funds shall remain 
                available until expended, without fiscal year 
                limitation.
          ``(2) Liabilities and responsibilities.--
                  ``(A) Nothing in this subsection may be 
                construed to limit the application of or 
                otherwise affect section 120(h) of the 
                Comprehensive Environmental Response, 
                Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 
                U.S.C. 9620(h)).
                  ``(B) The Secretary shall assume all 
                environmental compliance and restoration 
                responsibilities and liabilities associated 
                with real property transferred under paragraph 
                (1)(A).
  ``(e) Agreement.--
          ``(1) In general.--Federal agencies may not make 
        commitments under this section (including cooperative 
        agreements (as that term is defined under section 6305 
        of title 31), leases, service contracts, or any other 
        type of commitment) unless funds are specifically 
        provided for such purposes in advance in subsequent 
        appropriations Acts, and only to the extent that the 
        full extent of anticipated costs stemming from such 
        commitments is recorded as an obligation up front and 
        in full at the time it is made.
          ``(2) Competition required.--The Secretary shall use 
        competitive procedures similar to those authorized 
        under section 2667 of title 10 in selecting an entity 
        to enter into an agreement to fulfill the purpose or 
        this section.
          ``(3) Determination.--Prior to entering into any 
        agreement under this subsection, the Secretary must 
        determine that the use of such agreement is in the best 
        financial interest of the Federal Government.
  ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Entity.--The term `entity' means a non-Federal 
        entity with the demonstrated technical expertise and 
        requisite administrative and financial resources to 
        meet any such terms and conditions as may be 
        established by the Secretary.
          ``(2) GPS.--The term `GPS' means the Global 
        Positioning System.
          ``(3) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the 
        Secretary of Transportation.''.
  (c) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for chapter 3 
of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
``312. Alternative timing system.''.

SEC. 515. SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL.

  Section 2101(31) of title 46, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) by inserting ``(A) Subject to subparagraph (B),'' 
        before the text; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(B)(i) Such term includes an individual who is on 
        board an oceanographic research vessel only to--
                  ``(I) engage in scientific research;
                  ``(II) instruct in oceanography or limnology; 
                or
                  ``(III) receive instruction in oceanography 
                or limnology.
          ``(ii) For purposes of clause (i), the age of an 
        individual may not be considered in determining whether 
        the individual is described in such clause.''.

SEC. 516. TRANSPARENCY.

  (a) In General.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
publish any letter of determination issued by the Coast Guard 
National Vessel Documentation Center after the date of the 
enactment of this Act on the National Vessel Documentation 
Center website not later than 30 days after the date of 
issuance of such letter of determination.
  (b) Audit.--
          (1) In general.--The Comptroller General of the 
        United States shall conduct an audit, the results of 
        which shall be made publicly available, of--
                  (A) the method or process by which the Coast 
                Guard National Vessel Documentation Center 
                develops policy for and documents compliance 
                with the requirements of section 67.97 of title 
                46, Code of Federal Regulations, for the 
                purpose of issuing endorsements under section 
                12112 and 12113 of title 46, United States 
                Code;
                  (B) the coordination between the Coast Guard 
                and U.S. Customs and Border Protection with 
                respect to the enforcement of such 
                requirements; and
                  (C) the extent to which the Secretary of the 
                department in which the Coast Guard is 
                operating and the Secretary of Transportation, 
                through the Maritime Administration, have 
                published and disseminated information to 
                promote compliance with applicable vessel 
                construction requirements.
          (2) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the audit 
        under paragraph (1) is complete, the Comptroller 
        General of the United States shall submit to the 
        Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
        the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report 
        regarding the results of and recommendations made 
        pursuant to such audit.
  (c) Outline.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
submission of the Comptroller General of the United States 
report required under subsection (b), the Commandant of the 
Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives an outline of plans--
          (1) to enhance the transparency of the documentation 
        process, and communications with the maritime industry 
        regarding such process over the next 5 years; and
          (2) to implement the recommendations made by the 
        Comptroller General of the United States in the report 
        required under subsection (b)(2).

                     TITLE VI--ADVISORY COMMITTEES

SEC. 601. NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

  (a) In General.--Subtitle II of title 46, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``PART K--NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES

  ``CHAPTER 151--NATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEES

``Sec.
``15101. National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee.
``15102. National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee.
``15103. National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee.
``15104. National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee.
``15105. National Boating Safety Advisory Committee.
``15106. National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee.
``15107. National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee.
``15108. National Towing Safety Advisory Committee.
``15109. Administration.

``Sec. 15101. National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory 
                    Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (in this 
section referred to as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation 
of hazardous materials.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of not 
        more than 25 members appointed by the Secretary in 
        accordance with this section and section 15109 of this 
        chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Each member of the Committee 
        shall represent 1 of the following:
                  ``(A) Chemical manufacturing entities.
                  ``(B) Entities related to marine handling or 
                transportation of chemicals.
                  ``(C) Vessel design and construction 
                entities.
                  ``(D) Marine safety or security entities.
                  ``(E) Marine environmental protection 
                entities.
          ``(4) Distribution.--The Secretary shall, based on 
        the needs of the Coast Guard, determine the number of 
        members of the Committee who represent each entity 
        specified in paragraph (3). Neither this paragraph nor 
        any other provision of law shall be construed to 
        require an equal distribution of members representing 
        each entity specified in paragraph (3).

``Sec. 15102. National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (in this section 
referred to as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall--
          ``(1) advise the Secretary on matters relating to the 
        safe operation of vessels to which chapter 45 of this 
        title applies, including the matters of--
                  ``(A) navigation safety;
                  ``(B) safety equipment and procedures;
                  ``(C) marine insurance;
                  ``(D) vessel design, construction, 
                maintenance, and operation; and
                  ``(E) personnel qualifications and training; 
                and
          ``(2) review regulations proposed under chapter 45 of 
        this title (during preparation of the regulations).
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 18 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 10 members shall represent the 
                commercial fishing industry and--
                          ``(i) as a group, shall together 
                        reflect a regional and representational 
                        balance; and
                          ``(ii) as individuals, shall each 
                        have experience--
                                  ``(I) in the operation of 
                                vessels to which chapter 45 of 
                                this title applies; or
                                  ``(II) as a crew member or 
                                processing line worker on a 
                                fish processing vessel.
                  ``(B) 1 member shall represent naval 
                architects and marine engineers.
                  ``(C) 1 member shall represent manufacturers 
                of equipment for vessels to which chapter 45 of 
                this title applies.
                  ``(D) 1 member shall represent education and 
                training professionals related to fishing 
                vessel, fish processing vessel, and fish tender 
                vessel safety and personnel qualifications.
                  ``(E) 1 member shall represent underwriters 
                that insure vessels to which chapter 45 of this 
                title applies.
                  ``(F) 1 member shall represent owners of 
                vessels to which chapter 45 of this title 
                applies.
                  ``(G) 3 members shall represent the general 
                public and, to the extent possible, shall 
                include--
                          ``(i) an independent expert or 
                        consultant in maritime safety;
                          ``(ii) a marine surveyor who provides 
                        services to vessels to which chapter 45 
                        of this title applies; and
                          ``(iii) a person familiar with issues 
                        affecting fishing communities and the 
                        families of fishermen.

``Sec. 15103. National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (in this section 
referred to as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant 
marine, including the training, qualifications, certification, 
documentation, and fitness of mariners.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 19 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 9 members shall represent mariners and, 
                of the 9--
                          ``(i) each shall--
                                  ``(I) be a citizen of the 
                                United States; and
                                  ``(II) hold an active license 
                                or certificate issued under 
                                chapter 71 of this title or a 
                                merchant mariner document 
                                issued under chapter 73 of this 
                                title;
                          ``(ii) 3 shall be deck officers who 
                        represent merchant marine deck officers 
                        and, of the 3--
                                  ``(I) 2 shall be licensed for 
                                oceans any gross tons;
                                  ``(II) 1 shall be licensed 
                                for inland river route with a 
                                limited or unlimited tonnage;
                                  ``(III) 2 shall have a 
                                master's license or a master of 
                                towing vessels license;
                                  ``(IV) 1 shall have 
                                significant tanker experience; 
                                and
                                  ``(V) to the extent 
                                practicable--
                                          ``(aa) 1 shall 
                                        represent labor; and
                                          ``(bb) 1 shall 
                                        represent management;
                          ``(iii) 3 shall be engineering 
                        officers who represent merchant marine 
                        engineering officers and, of the 3--
                                  ``(I) 2 shall be licensed as 
                                chief engineer any horsepower;
                                  ``(II) 1 shall be licensed as 
                                either a limited chief engineer 
                                or a designated duty engineer; 
                                and
                                  ``(III) to the extent 
                                practicable--
                                          ``(aa) 1 shall 
                                        represent labor; and
                                          ``(bb) 1 shall 
                                        represent management;
                          ``(iv) 2 shall be unlicensed seamen 
                        who represent merchant marine 
                        unlicensed seaman and, of the 2--
                                  ``(I) 1 shall represent able-
                                bodied seamen; and
                                  ``(II) 1 shall represent 
                                qualified members of the engine 
                                department; and
                          ``(v) 1 shall be a pilot who 
                        represents merchant marine pilots.
                  ``(B) 6 members shall represent marine 
                educators and, of the 6--
                          ``(i) 3 shall be marine educators who 
                        represent maritime academies and, of 
                        the 3--
                                  ``(I) 2 shall represent State 
                                maritime academies (and are 
                                jointly recommended by such 
                                academies); and
                                  ``(II) 1 shall represent 
                                either State maritime academies 
                                or the United States Merchant 
                                Marine Academy; and
                          ``(ii) 3 shall be marine educators 
                        who represent other maritime training 
                        institutions and, of the 3, 1 shall 
                        represent the small vessel industry.
                  ``(C) 2 members shall represent shipping 
                companies employed in ship operation 
                management.
                  ``(D) 2 members shall represent the general 
                public.

``Sec. 15104. National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (in this section 
referred to as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to--
          ``(1) medical certification determinations for the 
        issuance of licenses, certification of registry, and 
        merchant mariners' documents with respect to merchant 
        mariners;
          ``(2) medical standards and guidelines for the 
        physical qualifications of operators of commercial 
        vessels;
          ``(3) medical examiner education; and
          ``(4) medical research.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 14 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 9 shall represent health-care 
                professionals and have particular expertise, 
                knowledge, and experience regarding the medical 
                examinations of merchant mariners or 
                occupational medicine.
                  ``(B) 5 shall represent professional mariners 
                and have particular expertise, knowledge, and 
                experience in occupational requirements for 
                mariners.

``Sec. 15105. National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National Boating 
Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred to as the 
`Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to national boating safety.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 21 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 7 members shall represent State 
                officials responsible for State boating safety 
                programs.
                  ``(B) 7 members shall represent recreational 
                vessel and associated equipment manufacturers.
                  ``(C) 7 members shall represent the general 
                public or national recreational boating 
                organizations and, of the 7, at least 5 shall 
                represent national recreational boating 
                organizations.

``Sec. 15106. National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred to 
as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in 
support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy 
resources, to the extent that such matters are within the 
jurisdiction of the Coast Guard.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 15 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 2 members shall represent entities 
                engaged in the production of petroleum.
                  ``(B) 2 members shall represent entities 
                engaged in offshore drilling.
                  ``(C) 2 members shall represent entities 
                engaged in the support, by offshore supply 
                vessels or other vessels, of offshore mineral 
                and oil operations, including geophysical 
                services.
                  ``(D) 1 member shall represent entities 
                engaged in the construction of offshore 
                exploration and recovery facilities.
                  ``(E) 1 member shall represent entities 
                engaged in diving services related to offshore 
                construction, inspection, and maintenance.
                  ``(F) 1 member shall represent entities 
                engaged in safety and training services related 
                to offshore exploration and construction.
                  ``(G) 1 member shall represent entities 
                engaged in pipelaying services related to 
                offshore construction.
                  ``(H) 2 members shall represent individuals 
                employed in offshore operations and, of the 2, 
                1 shall have recent practical experience on a 
                vessel or offshore unit involved in the 
                offshore mineral and energy industry.
                  ``(I) 1 member shall represent national 
                environmental entities.
                  ``(J) 1 member shall represent deepwater 
                ports.
                  ``(K) 1 member shall represent the general 
                public (but not a specific environmental 
                group).

``Sec. 15107. National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National 
Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred 
to as the `Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and 
groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of 
the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing 
measures, marine information, and aids to navigation systems.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of not 
        more than 21 members appointed by the Secretary in 
        accordance with this section and section 15109 of this 
        chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Each member of the Committee 
        shall represent 1 of the following:
                  ``(A) Commercial vessel owners or operators.
                  ``(B) Professional mariners.
                  ``(C) Recreational boaters.
                  ``(D) The recreational boating industry.
                  ``(E) State agencies responsible for vessel 
                or port safety.
                  ``(F) The Maritime Law Association.
          ``(4) Distribution.--The Secretary shall, based on 
        the needs of the Coast Guard, determine the number of 
        members of the Committee who represent each entity 
        specified in paragraph (3). Neither this paragraph nor 
        any other provision of law shall be construed to 
        require an equal distribution of members representing 
        each entity specified in paragraph (3).

``Sec. 15108. National Towing Safety Advisory Committee

  ``(a) Establishment.--There is established a National Towing 
Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred to as the 
`Committee').
  ``(b) Function.--The Committee shall advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal 
waterway navigation, and towing safety.
  ``(c) Membership.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Committee shall consist of 18 
        members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with 
        this section and section 15109 of this chapter.
          ``(2) Expertise.--Each member of the Committee shall 
        have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in 
        matters relating to the function of the Committee.
          ``(3) Representation.--Members of the Committee shall 
        be appointed as follows:
                  ``(A) 7 members shall represent the barge and 
                towing industry, reflecting a regional 
                geographic balance.
                  ``(B) 1 member shall represent the offshore 
                mineral and oil supply vessel industry.
                  ``(C) 1 member shall represent masters and 
                pilots of towing vessels who hold active 
                licenses and have experience on the Western 
                Rivers and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
                  ``(D) 1 member shall represent masters of 
                towing vessels in offshore service who hold 
                active licenses.
                  ``(E) 1 member shall represent masters of 
                active ship-docking or harbor towing vessels.
                  ``(F) 1 member shall represent licensed and 
                unlicensed towing vessel engineers with formal 
                training and experience.
                  ``(G) 2 members shall represent port 
                districts, authorities, or terminal operators.
                  ``(H) 2 members shall represent shippers and, 
                of the 2, 1 shall be engaged in the shipment of 
                oil or hazardous materials by barge.
                  ``(I) 2 members shall represent the general 
                public.

``Sec. 15109. Administration

  ``(a) Meetings.--Each committee established under this 
chapter shall, at least once each year, meet at the call of the 
Secretary or a majority of the members of the committee.
  ``(b) Employee Status.--A member of a committee established 
under this chapter shall not be considered an employee of the 
Federal Government by reason of service on such committee, 
except for the purposes of the following:
          ``(1) Chapter 81 of title 5.
          ``(2) Chapter 171 of title 28 and any other Federal 
        law relating to tort liability.
  ``(c) Compensation.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), a member 
of a committee established under this chapter, when actually 
engaged in the performance of the duties of such committee, 
may--
          ``(1) receive compensation at a rate established by 
        the Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate 
        payable under section 5376 of title 5; or
          ``(2) if not compensated in accordance with paragraph 
        (1)--
                  ``(A) be reimbursed for actual and reasonable 
                expenses incurred in the performance of such 
                duties; or
                  ``(B) be allowed travel expenses, including 
                per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized 
                by section 5703 of title 5.
  ``(d) Acceptance of Volunteer Services.--A member of a 
committee established under this chapter may serve on such 
committee on a voluntary basis without pay without regard to 
section 1342 of title 31 or any other law.
  ``(e) Status of Members.--
          ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), with respect to a member of a committee 
        established under this chapter whom the Secretary 
        appoints to represent an entity or group--
                  ``(A) the member is authorized to represent 
                the interests of the applicable entity or 
                group; and
                  ``(B) requirements under Federal law that 
                would interfere with such representation and 
                that apply to a special Government employee (as 
                defined in section 202(a) of title 18), 
                including requirements relating to employee 
                conduct, political activities, ethics, 
                conflicts of interest, and corruption, do not 
                apply to the member.
          ``(2) Exception.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), a 
        member of a committee established under this chapter 
        shall be treated as a special Government employee for 
        purposes of the committee service of the member if--
                  ``(A) the Secretary appointed the member to 
                represent the general public; or
                  ``(B) the member, without regard to service 
                on the committee, is a special Government 
                employee.
  ``(f) Service on Committee.--
          ``(1) Solicitation of nominations.--Before appointing 
        an individual as a member of a committee established 
        under this chapter, the Secretary shall publish, in the 
        Federal Register, a timely notice soliciting 
        nominations for membership on such committee.
          ``(2) Appointments.--
                  ``(A) In general.--After considering 
                nominations received pursuant to a notice 
                published under paragraph (1), the Secretary 
                may, as necessary, appoint a member to the 
                applicable committee established under this 
                chapter.
                  ``(B) Prohibition.--The Secretary shall not 
                seek, consider, or otherwise use information 
                concerning the political affiliation of a 
                nominee in making an appointment to any 
                committee established under this chapter.
          ``(3) Service at pleasure of the secretary.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Each member of a committee 
                established under this chapter shall serve at 
                the pleasure of the Secretary.
                  ``(B) Exception.--Notwithstanding 
                subparagraph (A), a member of the committee 
                established under section 15102 may only be 
                removed prior to the end of the term of that 
                member for just cause.
          ``(4) Security background examinations.--The 
        Secretary may require an individual to have passed an 
        appropriate security background examination before 
        appointment to a committee established under this 
        chapter.
          ``(5) Prohibition.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), a Federal employee may not be 
                appointed as a member of a committee 
                established under this chapter.
                  ``(B) Special rule for national merchant 
                marine personnel advisory committee.--The 
                Secretary may appoint a Federal employee to 
                serve as a member of the National Merchant 
                Marine Personnel Advisory Committee to 
                represent the interests of the United States 
                Merchant Marine Academy and, notwithstanding 
                paragraphs (1) and (2), may do so without 
                soliciting, receiving, or considering 
                nominations for such appointment.
          ``(6) Terms.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The term of each member of 
                a committee established under this chapter 
                shall expire on December 31 of the third full 
                year after the effective date of the 
                appointment.
                  ``(B) Continued service after term.--When the 
                term of a member of a committee established 
                under this chapter ends, the member, for a 
                period not to exceed 1 year, may continue to 
                serve as a member until a successor is 
                appointed.
          ``(7) Vacancies.--A vacancy on a committee 
        established under this chapter shall be filled in the 
        same manner as the original appointment.
          ``(8) Special rule for reappointments.--
        Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), the Secretary 
        may reappoint a member of a committee established under 
        this chapter for any term, other than the first term of 
        the member, without soliciting, receiving, or 
        considering nominations for such appointment.
  ``(g) Staff Services.--The Secretary shall furnish to each 
committee established under this chapter any staff and services 
considered by the Secretary to be necessary for the conduct of 
the committee's functions.
  ``(h) Chairman; Vice Chairman.--
          ``(1) In general.--Each committee established under 
        this chapter shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman 
        from among the committee's members.
          ``(2) Vice chairman acting as chairman.--The Vice 
        Chairman shall act as Chairman in the absence or 
        incapacity of, or in the event of a vacancy in the 
        office of, the Chairman.
  ``(i) Subcommittees and Working Groups.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Chairman of a committee 
        established under this chapter may establish and 
        disestablish subcommittees and working groups for any 
        purpose consistent with the function of the committee.
          ``(2) Participants.--Subject to conditions imposed by 
        the Chairman, members of a committee established under 
        this chapter and additional persons drawn from entities 
        or groups designated by this chapter to be represented 
        on the committee or the general public may be assigned 
        to subcommittees and working groups established under 
        paragraph (1).
          ``(3) Chair.--Only committee members may chair 
        subcommittees and working groups established under 
        paragraph (1).
  ``(j) Consultation, Advice, Reports, and Recommendations.--
          ``(1) Consultation.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Before taking any 
                significant action, the Secretary shall consult 
                with, and consider the information, advice, and 
                recommendations of, a committee established 
                under this chapter if the function of the 
                committee is to advise the Secretary on matters 
                related to the significant action.
                  ``(B) Inclusion.--For purposes of this 
                paragraph, regulations proposed under chapter 
                45 of this title are significant actions.
          ``(2) Advice, reports, and recommendations.--Each 
        committee established under this chapter shall submit, 
        in writing, to the Secretary its advice, reports, and 
        recommendations, in a form and at a frequency 
        determined appropriate by the committee.
          ``(3) Explanation of actions taken.--Not later than 
        60 days after the date on which the Secretary receives 
        recommendations from a committee under paragraph (2), 
        the Secretary shall--
                  ``(A) publish the recommendations on a 
                website accessible at no charge to the public;
                  ``(B) if the recommendations are from the 
                committee established under section 15102, 
                establish a mechanism for the submission of 
                public comments on the recommendations; and
                  ``(C) respond, in writing, to the committee 
                regarding the recommendations, including by 
                providing an explanation of actions taken 
                regarding the recommendations.
          ``(4) Submission to congress.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall submit 
                to the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives 
                and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate the advice, 
                reports, and recommendations received from 
                committees under paragraph (2).
                  ``(B) Additional submission.--With respect to 
                a committee established under section 70112 and 
                to which this section applies, the Secretary 
                shall submit the advice, reports, and 
                recommendations received from the committee 
                under paragraph (2) to the Committee on 
                Homeland Security of the House of 
                Representatives in addition to the committees 
                specified in subparagraph (A).
  ``(k) Observers.--Any Federal agency with matters under such 
agency's administrative jurisdiction related to the function of 
a committee established under this chapter may designate a 
representative to--
          ``(1) attend any meeting of such committee; and
          ``(2) participate as an observer at meetings of such 
        committee that relate to such a matter.
  ``(l) Termination.--Each committee established under this 
chapter shall terminate on September 30, 2027.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for subtitle II of 
title 46, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to chapter 147 the following:

      ``Part K-National Maritime Transportation Advisory Committees

``151. National Maritime Transportation Advisory Committees.....15101''.
  (c) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Commercial fishing safety advisory committee.--
        Section 4508 of title 46, United States Code, and the 
        item relating to that section in the analysis for 
        chapter 45 of that title, are repealed.
          (2) Merchant mariner medical advisory committee.--
        Section 7115 of title 46, United States Code, and the 
        item relating to that section in the analysis for 
        chapter 71 of that title, are repealed.
          (3) Merchant marine personnel advisory committee.--
                  (A) Repeal.--Section 8108 of title 46, United 
                States Code, and the item relating to that 
                section in the analysis for chapter 81 of that 
                title, are repealed.
                  (B) Conforming amendment.--Section 
                7510(c)(1)(C) of title 46, United States Code, 
                is amended by inserting ``National'' before 
                ``Merchant Marine''.
          (4) National boating safety advisory council.--
                  (A) Repeal.--Section 13110 of title 46, 
                United States Code, and the item relating to 
                that section in the analysis for chapter 131 of 
                that title, are repealed.
                  (B) Conforming amendments.--
                          (i) Regulations.--Section 4302(c)(4) 
                        of title 46, United States Code, is 
                        amended by striking ``Council 
                        established under section 13110 of this 
                        title'' and inserting ``Committee 
                        established under section 15105 of this 
                        title''.
                          (ii) Repair and replacement of 
                        defects.--Section 4310(f) of title 46, 
                        United States Code, is amended by 
                        striking ``Advisory Council'' and 
                        inserting ``Advisory Committee''.
          (5) Navigation safety advisory council.--Section 5 of 
        the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980 (33 U.S.C. 
        2073) is repealed.
          (6) Towing safety advisory committee.--
                  (A) Repeal.--Public Law 96-380 (33 U.S.C. 
                1231a) is repealed.
                  (B) Conforming amendments.--
                          (i) Reduction of oil spills from 
                        single hull non-self-propelled tank 
                        vessels.--Section 3719 of title 46, 
                        United States Code, is amended by 
                        inserting ``National'' before ``Towing 
                        Safety''.
                          (ii) Safety equipment.--Section 
                        4102(f)(1) of title 46, United States 
                        Code, is amended by inserting 
                        ``National'' before ``Towing Safety''.
  (d) Treatment of Existing Councils and Committees.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of law--
          (1) an advisory council or committee substantially 
        similar to an advisory committee established under 
        chapter 151 of title 46, United States Code, as added 
        by this division, and that was in force or in effect on 
        the day before the date of enactment of this section, 
        including a council or committee the authority for 
        which was repealed under subsection (c), may remain in 
        force or in effect for a period of 2 years from the 
        date of enactment of this section, including that the 
        charter, membership, and other aspects of the council 
        or committee may remain in force or in effect; and
          (2) during the 2-year period referenced in paragraph 
        (1)--
                  (A) requirements relating to the applicable 
                advisory committee established under chapter 
                151 of title 46, United States Code, shall be 
                treated as satisfied by the substantially 
                similar advisory council or committee; and
                  (B) the enactment of this section, including 
                the amendments made in this section, shall not 
                be the basis--
                          (i) to deem, find, or declare such 
                        council or committee, including the 
                        charter, membership, and other aspects 
                        thereof, void, not in force, or not in 
                        effect;
                          (ii) to suspend the activities of 
                        such council or committee; or
                          (iii) to bar the members of such 
                        council or committee from meeting.

SEC. 602. MARITIME SECURITY ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

  (a) In General.--Section 70112 of title 46, United States 
Code, is amended to read as follows:

``Sec. 70112. Maritime Security Advisory Committees

  ``(a) National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.--
          ``(1) Establishment.--There is established a National 
        Maritime Security Advisory Committee (in this 
        subsection referred to as the `Committee').
          ``(2) Function.--The Committee shall advise the 
        Secretary on matters relating to national maritime 
        security.
          ``(3) Membership.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Committee shall 
                consist of at least 8 members, but not more 
                than 21 members, appointed by the Secretary in 
                accordance with this subsection and section 
                15109 of this title.
                  ``(B) Expertise.--Each member of the 
                Committee shall have particular expertise, 
                knowledge, and experience in matters relating 
                to the function of the Committee.
                  ``(C) Representation.--Each of the following 
                shall be represented by at least 1 member of 
                the Committee:
                          ``(i) Port authorities.
                          ``(ii) Facilities owners and 
                        operators.
                          ``(iii) Terminal owners and 
                        operators.
                          ``(iv) Vessel owners and operators.
                          ``(v) Maritime labor organizations.
                          ``(vi) The academic community.
                          ``(vii) State and local governments.
                          ``(viii) The maritime industry.
                  ``(D) Distribution.--If the Committee 
                consists of at least 8 members who, together, 
                satisfy the minimum representation requirements 
                of subparagraph (C), the Secretary shall, based 
                on the needs of the Coast Guard, determine the 
                number of additional members of the Committee 
                who represent each entity specified in that 
                subparagraph. Neither this subparagraph nor any 
                other provision of law shall be construed to 
                require an equal distribution of members 
                representing each entity specified in 
                subparagraph (C).
          ``(4) Administration.--For purposes of section 15109 
        of this title, the Committee shall be treated as a 
        committee established under chapter 151 of such title.
  ``(b) Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees.--
          ``(1) In general.--
                  ``(A) Establishment.--The Secretary may--
                          ``(i) establish an Area Maritime 
                        Security Advisory Committee for any 
                        port area of the United States; and
                          ``(ii) request such a committee to 
                        review the proposed Area Maritime 
                        Transportation Security Plan developed 
                        under section 70103(b) and make 
                        recommendations to the Secretary that 
                        the committee considers appropriate.
                  ``(B) Additional functions and meetings.--A 
                committee established under this subsection for 
                an area--
                          ``(i) may advise, consult with, 
                        report to, and make recommendations to 
                        the Secretary on matters relating to 
                        maritime security in that area;
                          ``(ii) may make available to the 
                        Congress recommendations that the 
                        committee makes to the Secretary; and
                          ``(iii) shall meet at the call of--
                                  ``(I) the Secretary, who 
                                shall call such a meeting at 
                                least once during each calendar 
                                year; or
                                  ``(II) a majority of the 
                                committee.
          ``(2) Membership.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Each committee established 
                under this subsection shall consist of at least 
                7 members appointed by the Secretary, each of 
                whom has at least 5 years practical experience 
                in maritime security operations.
                  ``(B) Terms.--The term of each member of a 
                committee established under this subsection 
                shall be for a period of not more than 5 years, 
                specified by the Secretary.
                  ``(C) Notice.--Before appointing an 
                individual to a position on a committee 
                established under this subsection, the 
                Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal 
                Register soliciting nominations for membership 
                on the committee.
                  ``(D) Background examinations.--The Secretary 
                may require an individual to have passed an 
                appropriate security background examination 
                before appointment to a committee established 
                under this subsection.
                  ``(E) Representation.--Each committee 
                established under this subsection shall be 
                composed of individuals who represent the 
                interests of the port industry, terminal 
                operators, port labor organizations, and other 
                users of the port areas.
          ``(3) Chairperson and vice chairperson.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Each committee established 
                under this subsection shall elect 1 of the 
                committee's members as the Chairperson and 1 of 
                the committee's members as the Vice 
                Chairperson.
                  ``(B) Vice chairperson acting as 
                chairperson.--The Vice Chairperson shall act as 
                Chairperson in the absence or incapacity of the 
                Chairperson, or in the event of a vacancy in 
                the office of the Chairperson.
          ``(4) Observers.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall, and 
                the head of any other interested Federal agency 
                may, designate a representative to participate 
                as an observer with a committee established 
                under this subsection.
                  ``(B) Role.--The Secretary's designated 
                representative to a committee established under 
                this subsection shall act as the executive 
                secretary of the committee and shall perform 
                the duties set forth in section 10(c) of the 
                Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).
          ``(5) Consideration of views.--The Secretary shall 
        consider the information, advice, and recommendations 
        of each committee established under this subsection in 
        formulating policy regarding matters affecting maritime 
        security.
          ``(6) Compensation and expenses.--
                  ``(A) In general.--A member of a committee 
                established under this subsection, when 
                attending meetings of the committee or when 
                otherwise engaged in the business of the 
                committee, is entitled to receive--
                          ``(i) compensation at a rate fixed by 
                        the Secretary, not exceeding the daily 
                        equivalent of the current rate of basic 
                        pay in effect for GS-15 of the General 
                        Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 
                        including travel time; and
                          ``(ii) travel or transportation 
                        expenses under section 5703 of title 5.
                  ``(B) Status.--A member of a committee 
                established under this subsection shall not be 
                considered to be an officer or employee of the 
                United States for any purpose based on the 
                receipt of any payment under this paragraph.
          ``(7) FACA.--The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
        U.S.C. App.) does not apply to a committee established 
        under this subsection.''.
  (b) Treatment of Existing Committee.--Notwithstanding any 
other provision of law--
          (1) an advisory committee substantially similar to 
        the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee 
        established under section 70112(a) of title 46, United 
        States Code, as amended by this section, and that was 
        in force or in effect on the day before the date of 
        enactment of this section, may remain in force or in 
        effect for a period of 2 years from the date of 
        enactment of this section, including that the charter, 
        membership, and other aspects of the committee may 
        remain in force or in effect; and
          (2) during the 2-year period referenced in paragraph 
        (1)--
                  (A) requirements relating to the National 
                Maritime Security Advisory Committee 
                established under section 70112(a) of title 46, 
                United States Code, as amended by this section, 
                shall be treated as satisfied by the 
                substantially similar advisory committee; and
                  (B) the enactment of this section, including 
                the amendments made in this section, shall not 
                be the basis--
                          (i) to deem, find, or declare such 
                        committee, including the charter, 
                        membership, and other aspects thereof, 
                        void, not in force, or not in effect;
                          (ii) to suspend the activities of 
                        such committee; or
                          (iii) to bar the members of such 
                        committee from meeting.

                 TITLE VII--FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

SEC. 701. SHORT TITLE.

  This title may be cited as the ``Federal Maritime Commission 
Authorization Act of 2017''.

SEC. 702. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  Section 308 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``$24,700,000 for each of fiscal years 2016 and 2017'' 
and inserting ``$28,012,310 for fiscal year 2018 and 
$28,544,543 for fiscal year 2019''.

SEC. 703. REPORTING ON IMPACT OF ALLIANCES ON COMPETITION.

  Section 306 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (4), by striking ``; and'' 
                and inserting a semicolon;
                  (B) in paragraph (5), by striking the period 
                at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(6) an analysis of the impacts on competition for 
        the purchase of certain covered services by alliances 
        of ocean common carriers acting pursuant to an 
        agreement under this part between or among ocean common 
        carriers, including a summary of actions, including 
        corrective actions, taken by the Commission to promote 
        such competition.''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Definition of Certain Covered Services.--In this 
section, the term `certain covered services' has the meaning 
given the term in section 40102.''.

SEC. 704. DEFINITION OF CERTAIN COVERED SERVICES.

  Section 40102 of title 46, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (25) as 
        paragraphs (6) through (26), respectively; and
          (2) by inserting after paragraph (4), the following:
          ``(5) Certain covered services.--For purposes of 
        sections 41105 and 41307, the term `certain covered 
        services' means, with respect to a vessel--
                  ``(A) the berthing or bunkering of the 
                vessel;
                  ``(B) the loading or unloading of cargo to or 
                from the vessel to or from a point on a wharf 
                or terminal;
                  ``(C) the positioning, removal, or 
                replacement of buoys related to the movement of 
                the vessel; and
                  ``(D) with respect to injunctive relief under 
                section 41307, towing vessel services provided 
                to such a vessel.''.

SEC. 705. REPORTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION.

  Section 40104(a) of title 46, United States Code, is amended 
to read as follows:
  ``(a) Reports.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Federal Maritime Commission 
        may require a common carrier or marine terminal 
        operator, or an officer, receiver, trustee, lessee, 
        agent, or employee of the common carrier or marine 
        terminal operator to file with the Commission a 
        periodical or special report, an account, record, rate, 
        or charge, or a memorandum of facts and transactions 
        related to the business of the common carrier or marine 
        terminal operator, as applicable.
          ``(2) Requirements.--Any report, account, record, 
        rate, charge, or memorandum required to be filed under 
        paragraph (1) shall--
                  ``(A) be made under oath if the Commission 
                requires; and
                  ``(B) be filed in the form and within the 
                time prescribed by the Commission.
          ``(3) Limitation.--The Commission shall--
                  ``(A) limit the scope of any filing ordered 
                under this section to fulfill the objective of 
                the order; and
                  ``(B) provide a reasonable period of time for 
                respondents to respond based upon their 
                capabilities and the scope of the order.''.

SEC. 706. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

  (a) Notice of Filing.--Section 40304(a) of title 46, United 
States Code, is amended to read as follows:
  ``(a) Notice of Filing.--Not later than 7 days after the date 
an agreement is filed, the Federal Maritime Commission shall--
          ``(1) transmit a notice of the filing to the Federal 
        Register for publication; and
          ``(2) request interested persons to submit relevant 
        information and documents.''.
  (b) Request for Information and Documents.--Section 40304(d) 
of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking 
``section'' and inserting ``part''.
  (c) Saving Clause.--Nothing in this section, or the 
amendments made by this section, may be construed--
          (1) to prevent the Federal Maritime Commission from 
        requesting from a person, at any time, any additional 
        information or documents the Commission considers 
        necessary to carry out chapter 403 of title 46, United 
        States Code;
          (2) to prescribe a specific deadline for the 
        submission of relevant information and documents in 
        response to a request under section 40304(a)(2) of 
        title 46, United States Code; or
          (3) to limit the authority of the Commission to 
        request information under section 40304(d) of title 46, 
        United States Code.

SEC. 707. OCEAN TRANSPORTATION INTERMEDIARIES.

  (a) License Requirement.--Section 40901(a) of title 46, 
United States Code, is amended by inserting ``advertise, hold 
oneself out, or'' after ``may not''.
  (b) Applicability.--Section 40901 of title 46, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Applicability.--Subsection (a) and section 40902 do not 
apply to a person that performs ocean transportation 
intermediary services on behalf of an ocean transportation 
intermediary for which it is a disclosed agent.''.
  (c) Financial Responsibility.--Section 40902(a) of title 46, 
United States Code, is amended by inserting ``advertise, hold 
oneself out, or'' after ``may not''.

SEC. 708. COMMON CARRIERS.

  (a) Section 41104 of title 46, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
        inserting ``(a) In General.--'' before ``A common 
        carrier'';
          (2) in subsection (a), as designated--
                  (A) by amending paragraph (11) to read as 
                follows:
          ``(11) knowingly and willfully accept cargo from or 
        transport cargo for the account of a non-vessel-
        operating common carrier that does not have a tariff as 
        required by section 40501 of this title, or an ocean 
        transportation intermediary that does not have a bond, 
        insurance, or other surety as required by section 40902 
        of this title;'';
                  (B) in paragraph (12), by striking the period 
                at the end and inserting ``; or''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(13) continue to participate simultaneously in a 
        rate discussion agreement and an agreement to share 
        vessels, in the same trade, if the interplay of the 
        authorities exercised by the specified agreements is 
        likely, by a reduction in competition, to produce an 
        unreasonable reduction in transportation service or an 
        unreasonable increase in transportation cost.''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) Rule of Construction.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, there is no private right of action to 
enforce the prohibition under subsection (a)(13).
  ``(c) Agreement Violation.--Participants in an agreement 
found by the Commission to violate subsection (a)(13) shall 
have 90 days from the date of such Commission finding to 
withdraw from the agreement as necessary to comply with that 
subsection.''.
  (b) Application.--Section 41104(a)(13) of title 46, United 
States Code, as amended, shall apply to any agreement filed or 
with an effective date before, on, or after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 709. NEGOTIATIONS.

  (a) Concerted Action.--Section 41105 of title 46, United 
States Code, is amended--
          (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (8) as 
        paragraphs (7) through (10), respectively; and
          (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
          ``(5) negotiate with a tug or towing vessel service 
        provider on any matter relating to rates or services 
        provided within the United States by those tugs or 
        towing vessels;
          ``(6) with respect to a vessel operated by an ocean 
        common carrier within the United States, negotiate for 
        the purchase of certain covered services, unless the 
        negotiations and any resulting agreements are not in 
        violation of the antitrust laws and are consistent with 
        the purposes of this part, except that this paragraph 
        does not prohibit the setting and publishing of a joint 
        through rate by a conference, joint venture, or 
        association of ocean common carriers;''.
  (b) Authority.--Chapter 411 of title 46, United States Code, 
is amended--
          (1) by inserting after section 41105 the following:

``Sec. 41105A. Authority

  ``Nothing in section 41105, as amended by the Federal 
Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017, shall be 
construed to limit the authority of the Department of Justice 
regarding antitrust matters.''; and
          (2) in the analysis at the beginning of chapter 411, 
        by inserting after the item relating to section 41105 
        the following:
``41105A. Authority.''.
  (c) Exemption.--Section 40307(b)(1) of title 46, United 
States Code, is amended by inserting ``tug operators,'' after 
``motor carriers,''.

SEC. 710. INJUNCTIVE RELIEF SOUGHT BY THE COMMISSION.

  (a) In General.--Section 41307(b) of title 46, United States 
Code is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1) by inserting ``or to 
        substantially lessen competition in the purchasing of 
        certain covered services'' after ``transportation 
        cost''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(4) Competition factors.--In making a determination 
        under this subsection regarding whether an agreement is 
        likely to substantially lessen competition in the 
        purchasing of certain covered services, the Commission 
        may consider any relevant competition factors in 
        affected markets, including, without limitation, the 
        competitive effect of agreements other than the 
        agreement under review.''.
  (b) Application.--Section 41307(b) of title 46, United States 
Code, as amended, shall apply to any agreement filed or with an 
effective date before, on, or after the date of enactment of 
this Act.

SEC. 711. DISCUSSIONS.

  (a) In General.--Section 303 of title 46, United States Code, 
is amended to read as follows:

``Sec. 303. Meetings

  ``(a) In General.--The Federal Maritime Commission shall be 
deemed to be an agency for purposes of section 552b of title 5.
  ``(b) Record.--The Commission, through its secretary, shall 
keep a record of its meetings and the votes taken on any 
action, order, contract, or financial transaction of the 
Commission.
  ``(c) Nonpublic Collaborative Discussions.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding section 552b of 
        title 5, a majority of the Commissioners may hold a 
        meeting that is not open to public observation to 
        discuss official agency business if--
                  ``(A) no formal or informal vote or other 
                official agency action is taken at the meeting;
                  ``(B) each individual present at the meeting 
                is a Commissioner or an employee of the 
                Commission;
                  ``(C) at least 1 Commissioner from each 
                political party is present at the meeting, if 
                applicable; and
                  ``(D) the General Counsel of the Commission 
                is present at the meeting.
          ``(2) Disclosure of nonpublic collaborative 
        discussions.--Except as provided under paragraph (3), 
        not later than 2 business days after the conclusion of 
        a meeting under paragraph (1), the Commission shall 
        make available to the public, in a place easily 
        accessible to the public--
                  ``(A) a list of the individuals present at 
                the meeting; and
                  ``(B) a summary of the matters discussed at 
                the meeting, except for any matters the 
                Commission properly determines may be withheld 
                from the public under section 552b(c) of title 
                5.
          ``(3) Exception.--If the Commission properly 
        determines matters may be withheld from the public 
        under section 555b(c) of title 5, the Commission shall 
        provide a summary with as much general information as 
        possible on those matters withheld from the public.
          ``(4) Ongoing proceedings.--If a meeting under 
        paragraph (1) directly relates to an ongoing proceeding 
        before the Commission, the Commission shall make the 
        disclosure under paragraph (2) on the date of the final 
        Commission decision.
          ``(5) Preservation of open meetings requirements for 
        agency action.--Nothing in this subsection may be 
        construed to limit the applicability of section 552b of 
        title 5 with respect to a meeting of the Commissioners 
        other than that described in this subsection.
          ``(6) Statutory construction.--Nothing in this 
        subsection may be construed--
                  ``(A) to limit the applicability of section 
                552b of title 5 with respect to any information 
                which is proposed to be withheld from the 
                public under paragraph (2)(B) of this 
                subsection; or
                  ``(B) to authorize the Commission to withhold 
                from any individual any record that is 
                accessible to that individual under section 
                552a of title 5.''.
  (b) Table of Contents.--The analysis at the beginning of 
chapter 3 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by 
amending the item relating to section 303 to read as follows:
``303. Meetings.''.

SEC. 712. TRANSPARENCY.

  (a) In General.--Beginning not later than 60 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Maritime Commission 
shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives biannual reports that describe the Commission's 
progress toward addressing the issues raised in each unfinished 
regulatory proceeding, regardless of whether the proceeding is 
subject to a statutory or regulatory deadline.
  (b) Format of Reports.--Each report under subsection (a) 
shall, among other things, clearly identify for each unfinished 
regulatory proceeding--
          (1) the popular title;
          (2) the current stage of the proceeding;
          (3) an abstract of the proceeding;
          (4) what prompted the action in question;
          (5) any applicable statutory, regulatory, or judicial 
        deadline;
          (6) the associated docket number;
          (7) the date the rulemaking was initiated;
          (8) a date for the next action; and
          (9) if a date for next action identified in the 
        previous report is not met, the reason for the delay.

SEC. 713. STUDY OF BANKRUPTCY PREPARATION AND RESPONSE.

  (a) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
shall conduct a study that examines the immediate aftermath of 
a major ocean carrier bankruptcy and its impact through the 
supply chain. The study shall consider any financial mechanisms 
that could be used to mitigate the impact of any future 
bankruptcy events on the supply chain.
  (b) Report.--No later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a report containing the findings, conclusions, 
and recommendations, if any, from the study required under 
subsection (a).

SEC. 714. AGREEMENTS UNAFFECTED.

  Nothing in this division may be construed--
          (1) to limit or amend the definition of ``agreement'' 
        in section 40102(1) of title 46, United States Code, 
        with respect to the exclusion of maritime labor 
        agreements; or
          (2) to apply to a maritime labor agreement (as 
        defined in section 40102(15) of that title).

                       TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

SEC. 801. REPEAL OF OBSOLETE REPORTING REQUIREMENT.

  Subsection (h) of section 888 of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 (6 U.S.C. 468) is repealed.

SEC. 802. CORRECTIONS TO PROVISIONS ENACTED BY COAST GUARD 
                    AUTHORIZATION ACTS.

  Section 604(b) of the Howard Coble Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-281; 128 Stat. 3061) 
is amended by inserting ``and fishery endorsement'' after 
``endorsement''.

SEC. 803. OFFICER EVALUATION REPORT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 3 years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
reduce lieutenant junior grade evaluation reports to the same 
length as an ensign or place lieutenant junior grade 
evaluations on an annual schedule.
  (b) Surveys.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
conduct surveys of--
          (1) outgoing promotion board members and assignment 
        officers to determine, at a minimum--
                  (A) which sections of the officer evaluation 
                report were most useful;
                  (B) which sections of the officer evaluation 
                report were least useful;
                  (C) how to better reflect high performers; 
                and
                  (D) any recommendations for improving the 
                officer evaluation report; and
          (2) at least 10 percent of the officers from each 
        grade of officers from O1 to O6 to determine how much 
        time each member of the rating chain spends on that 
        member's portion of the officer evaluation report.
  (c) Revisions.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 4 years after the 
        date of the completion of the surveys required by 
        subsection (b), the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
        revise the officer evaluation report, and provide 
        corresponding directions, taking into account the 
        requirements under paragraph (2).
          (2) Requirements.--In revising the officer evaluation 
        report under paragraph (1), the Commandant shall--
                  (A) consider the findings of the surveys 
                under subsection (b);
                  (B) improve administrative efficiency;
                  (C) reduce and streamline performance 
                dimensions and narrative text;
                  (D) eliminate redundancy with the officer 
                specialty management system and any other 
                record information systems that are used during 
                the officer assignment or promotion process;
                  (E) provide for fairness and equity for Coast 
                Guard officers with regard to promotion boards, 
                selection panels, and the assignment process; 
                and
                  (F) ensure officer evaluation 
                responsibilities can be accomplished within 
                normal working hours--
                          (i) to minimize any impact to officer 
                        duties; and
                          (ii) to eliminate any need for an 
                        officer to take liberty or leave for 
                        administrative purposes.
  (d) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 545 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of 
        the Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and 
        the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
        the House of Representatives a report on the findings 
        of the surveys under subsection (b).
          (2) Format.--The report under paragraph (1) shall be 
        formatted by each rank, type of board, and position, as 
        applicable.

SEC. 804. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY.

  Section 404 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 
(Public Law 111-281; 124 Stat. 2950) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), in the text preceding 
        paragraph (1), by striking ``sections 3304, 5333, and 
        5753'' and inserting ``section 3304''; and
          (2) by striking subsection (b), and redesignating 
        subsection (c) as subsection (b).

SEC. 805. COAST GUARD ROTC PROGRAM.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall submit to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the House of Representatives a report on the costs and 
benefits of creating a Coast Guard Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps Program based on the other Armed Forces programs.

SEC. 806. CURRENCY DETECTION CANINE TEAM PROGRAM.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Canine currency detection team.--The term 
        ``canine currency detection team'' means a canine and a 
        canine handler that are trained to detect currency.
          (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating.
  (b) Establishment.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish a program 
to allow the use of canine currency detection teams for 
purposes of Coast Guard maritime law enforcement, including 
underway vessel boardings.
  (c) Operation.--The Secretary may cooperate with, or enter 
into an agreement with, the head of another Federal agency to 
meet the requirements under subsection (b).

SEC. 807. CENTER OF EXPERTISE FOR GREAT LAKES OIL SPILL SEARCH AND 
                    RESPONSE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
establish a Center of Expertise for Great Lakes Oil Spill 
Preparedness and Response (referred to in this section as the 
``Center of Expertise'') in accordance with section 313 of 
title 14, United States Code, as amended by this division.
  (b) Location.--The Center of Expertise shall be located in 
close proximity to--
          (1) critical crude oil transportation infrastructure 
        on and connecting the Great Lakes, such as submerged 
        pipelines and high-traffic navigation locks; and
          (2) an institution of higher education with adequate 
        aquatic research laboratory facilities and capabilities 
        and expertise in Great Lakes aquatic ecology, 
        environmental chemistry, fish and wildlife, and water 
        resources.
  (c) Functions.--The Center of Expertise shall--
          (1) monitor and assess, on an ongoing basis, the 
        current state of knowledge regarding freshwater oil 
        spill response technologies and the behavior and 
        effects of oil spills in the Great Lakes;
          (2) identify any significant gaps in Great Lakes oil 
        spill research, including an assessment of major 
        scientific or technological deficiencies in responses 
        to past spills in the Great Lakes and other freshwater 
        bodies, and seek to fill those gaps;
          (3) conduct research, development, testing, and 
        evaluation for freshwater oil spill response equipment, 
        technologies, and techniques to mitigate and respond to 
        oil spills in the Great Lakes;
          (4) educate and train Federal, State, and local first 
        responders located in Coast Guard District 9 in--
                  (A) the incident command system structure;
                  (B) Great Lakes oil spill response techniques 
                and strategies; and
                  (C) public affairs; and
          (5) work with academic and private sector response 
        training centers to develop and standardize maritime 
        oil spill response training and techniques for use on 
        the Great Lakes.
  (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Great Lakes'' 
means Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and 
Lake Ontario.

SEC. 808. PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS AND MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE 
                    COORDINATION.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act--
          (1) the Secretary of the department in which the 
        Coast Guard is operating acting through the Commandant 
        of the Coast Guard shall review Coast Guard policies 
        and procedures for public safety answering points and 
        search-and-rescue coordination with State and local law 
        enforcement entities in order to--
                  (A) further minimize the possibility of 
                maritime 911 calls being improperly routed; and
                  (B) assure the Coast Guard is able to 
                effectively carry out the Coast Guard's 
                maritime search and rescue mission; and
          (2) the Commandant shall--
                  (A) formulate a national maritime public 
                safety answering points policy; and
                  (B) submit a report to the Congress on such 
                assessment and policy, which shall include an 
                update to the report submitted in accordance 
                with section 233 of the Howard Coble Coast 
                Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014.

SEC. 809. SHIP SHOAL LIGHTHOUSE TRANSFER: REPEAL.

  Effective January 1, 2021, section 27 of the Coast Guard 
Authorization Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-241; 105 Stat. 2218) 
is repealed.

SEC. 810. LAND EXCHANGE, AYAKULIK ISLAND, ALASKA.

  (a) Land Exchange; Ayakulik Island, Alaska.--If the owner of 
Ayakulik Island, Alaska, offers to exchange the Island for the 
Tract--
          (1) within 10 days after receiving such offer, the 
        Secretary shall provide notice of the offer to the 
        Commandant;
          (2) within 90 days after receiving the notice under 
        paragraph (1), the Commandant shall develop and 
        transmit to the Secretary proposed operational 
        restrictions on commercial activity conducted on the 
        Tract, including the right of the Commandant to--
                  (A) order the immediate termination, for a 
                period of up to 72 hours, of any activity 
                occurring on or from the Tract that violates or 
                threatens to violate one or more of such 
                restrictions; or
                  (B) commence a civil action for appropriate 
                relief, including a permanent or temporary 
                injunction enjoining the activity that violates 
                or threatens to violate such restrictions;
          (3) within 90 days after receiving the proposed 
        operational restrictions from the Commandant, the 
        Secretary shall transmit such restrictions to the owner 
        of Ayakulik Island; and
          (4) within 30 days after transmitting the proposed 
        operational restrictions to the owner of Ayakulik 
        Island, and if the owner agrees to such restrictions, 
        the Secretary shall convey all right, title, and 
        interest of the United States in and to the Tract to 
        the owner, subject to an easement granted to the 
        Commandant to enforce such restrictions, in exchange 
        for all right, title, and interest of such owner in and 
        to Ayakulik Island.
  (b) Boundary Revisions.--The Secretary may make technical and 
conforming revisions to the boundaries of the Tract before the 
date of the exchange.
  (c) Public Land Order.--Effective on the date of an exchange 
under subsection (a), Public Land Order 5550 shall have no 
force or effect with respect to submerged lands that are part 
of the Tract.
  (d) Failure to Timely Respond to Notice.--If the Commandant 
does not transmit proposed operational restrictions to the 
Secretary within 30 days after receiving the notice under 
subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall, by not later than 60 
days after transmitting such notice, convey all right, title, 
and interest of the United States in and to the Tract to the 
owner of Ayakulik Island in exchange for all right, title, and 
interest of such owner in and to Ayakulik Island.
  (e) CERCLA Not Affected.--This section and an exchange under 
this section shall not be construed to limit the application of 
or otherwise affect section 120(h) of the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 
(42 U.S.C. 9620(h)).
  (f) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Commandant.--The term ``Commandant'' means the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating, acting through the Commandant of the Coast 
        Guard.
          (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of the Interior.
          (3) Tract.--The term ``Tract'' means the land 
        (including submerged land) depicted as ``PROPOSED 
        PROPERTY EXCHANGE AREA'' on the survey titled 
        ``PROPOSED PROPERTY EXCHANGE PARCEL'' and dated 3/22/
        17.

SEC. 811. USE OF TRACT 43.

  Section 524(e)(2) of the Pribilof Island Transition 
Completion Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-120), as amended by 
section 3533 of the Pribilof Island Transition Completion 
Amendments Act of 2016 (subtitle B of title XXXV of Public Law 
114-328), is amended by--
          (1) striking ``each month'' and inserting ``each 
        April and October''; and
          (2) striking ``previous month'' and inserting 
        ``previous six months''.

SEC. 812. COAST GUARD MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which the 
Coast Guard is operating shall seek to enter into an 
arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences not later 
than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act under 
which the Academy shall prepare an assessment of available 
unmanned, autonomous, or remotely controlled maritime domain 
awareness technologies for use by the Coast Guard.
  (b) Assessment.--The assessment shall--
          (1) describe the potential limitations of current and 
        emerging unmanned technologies used in the maritime 
        domain for--
                  (A) ocean observation;
                  (B) vessel monitoring and identification;
                  (C) weather observation;
                  (D) to the extent practicable for 
                consideration by the Academy, intelligence 
                gathering, surveillance, and reconnaissance; 
                and
                  (E) communications;
          (2) examine how technologies described in paragraph 
        (1) can help prioritize Federal investment by 
        examining;
                  (A) affordability, including acquisition, 
                operations, and maintenance;
                  (B) reliability;
                  (C) versatility;
                  (D) efficiency; and
                  (E) estimated service life and persistence of 
                effort; and
          (3) analyze whether the use of new and emerging 
        maritime domain awareness technologies can be used to--
                  (A) carry out Coast Guard missions at lower 
                costs;
                  (B) expand the scope and range of Coast Guard 
                maritime domain awareness;
                  (C) allow the Coast Guard to more efficiently 
                and effectively allocate Coast Guard vessels, 
                aircraft, and personnel; and
                  (D) identify adjustments that would be 
                necessary in Coast Guard policies, procedures, 
                and protocols to incorporate unmanned 
                technologies to enhance efficiency.
  (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after entering 
into an arrangement with the Secretary under subsection (a), 
the National Academy of Sciences shall submit the assessment 
prepared under this section to the Committees on Transportation 
and Infrastructure and Homeland Security of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate.
  (d) Use of Information.--In formulating costs pursuant to 
subsection (b), the National Academy of Sciences may utilize 
information from other Coast Guard reports, assessments, or 
analyses regarding existing Coast Guard manpower requirements 
or other reports, assessments, or analyses for the acquisition 
of unmanned, autonomous, or remotely controlled technologies by 
the Federal Government.

SEC. 813. MONITORING.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which the 
Coast Guard is operating shall conduct a 1-year pilot program 
to determine the impact of persistent use of different types of 
surveillance systems on illegal maritime activities, including 
illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, in the Western 
Pacific region.
  (b) Requirements.--The pilot program shall--
          (1) consider the use of light aircraft-based 
        detection systems that can identify potential illegal 
        activity from high altitudes and produce enforcement-
        quality evidence at low altitudes; and
          (2) be directed at detecting and deterring illegal 
        maritime activities, including illegal, unreported, and 
        unregulated fishing, and enhancing maritime domain 
        awareness.

SEC. 814. REIMBURSEMENTS FOR NON-FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF CERTAIN 
                    AIDS TO NAVIGATION.

  (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of amounts 
specifically provided in advance in subsequent appropriations 
Acts and in accordance with this section, the Commandant of the 
Coast Guard may reimburse a non-Federal entity for costs 
incurred by the entity for a covered project.
  (b) Conditions.--The Commandant may not provide reimbursement 
under subsection (a) with respect to a covered project unless--
          (1) the need for the project is a result of the 
        completion of construction with respect to a federally 
        authorized navigation channel;
          (2) the Commandant determines, through an appropriate 
        navigation safety analysis, that the project is 
        necessary to ensure safe marine transportation;
          (3) the Commandant approves the design of the project 
        to ensure that it meets all applicable Coast Guard 
        aids-to-navigation standards and requirements;
          (4) the non-Federal entity agrees to transfer the 
        project upon completion to the Coast Guard for 
        operation and maintenance by the Coast Guard as a 
        Federal aid to navigation;
          (5) the non-Federal entity carries out the project in 
        accordance with the same laws and regulations that 
        would apply to the Coast Guard if the Coast Guard 
        carried out the project, including obtaining all 
        permits required for the project under Federal and 
        State law; and
          (6) the Commandant determines that the project 
        satisfies such additional requirements as may be 
        established by the Commandant.
  (c) Limitations.--Reimbursements under subsection (a) may not 
exceed the following:
          (1) For a single covered project, $5,000,000.
          (2) For all covered projects in a single fiscal year, 
        $5,000,000.
  (d) Expiration.--The authority granted under this section 
shall expire on the date that is 4 years after the date of 
enactment of this section.
  (e) Covered Project Defined.--In this section, the term 
``covered project'' means a project carried out--
          (1) by a non-Federal entity to construct and 
        establish an aid to navigation that facilitates safe 
        and efficient marine transportation on a Federal 
        navigation project authorized by title I of the Water 
        Resources Development Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-114); 
        and
          (2) in an area that was affected by Hurricane Harvey.

SEC. 815. TOWING SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FEES.

  (a) Review.--The Commandant of the Coast Guard shall--
          (1) review and compare the costs to the Government 
        of--
                  (A) towing vessel inspections performed by 
                the Coast Guard; and
                  (B) such inspections performed by a third 
                party; and
          (2) based on such review and comparison, determine 
        whether the costs to the Government of such inspections 
        performed by a third party are different than the costs 
        to the Government of such inspections performed by the 
        Coast Guard.
  (b) Revision of Fees.--If the Commandant determines under 
subsection (a) that the costs to the Government of such 
inspections performed by a third party are different than the 
costs to the Government of such inspections performed by the 
Coast Guard, then the Commandant shall revise the fee assessed 
by the Coast Guard for such inspections as necessary to conform 
to the requirements under section 9701 of title 31, United 
States Code, that such fee be based on the cost to the 
Government of such inspections and accurately reflect such 
costs.

SEC. 816. OIL SPILL DISBURSEMENTS AUDITING AND REPORT.

  Section 1012 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 
2712) is amended--
          (1) by repealing subsection (g);
          (2) in subsection (l)(1), by striking ``Within one 
        year after the date of enactment of the Coast Guard 
        Authorization Act of 2010, and annually thereafter,'' 
        and inserting ``Each year, on the date on which the 
        President submits to Congress a budget under section 
        1105 of title 31, United States Code,''; and
          (3) by amending subsection (l)(2) to read as follows:
          ``(2) Contents.--The report shall include--
                  ``(A) a list of each incident that--
                          ``(i) occurred in the preceding 
                        fiscal year; and
                          ``(ii) resulted in disbursements from 
                        the Fund, for removal costs and 
                        damages, totaling $500,000 or more;
                  ``(B) a list of each incident that--
                          ``(i) occurred in the fiscal year 
                        preceding the preceding fiscal year; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) resulted in disbursements from 
                        the Fund, for removal costs and 
                        damages, totaling $500,000 or more; and
                  ``(C) an accounting of any amounts reimbursed 
                to the Fund in the preceding fiscal year that 
                were recovered from a responsible party for an 
                incident that resulted in disbursements from 
                the Fund, for removal costs and damages, 
                totaling $500,000 or more.''.

SEC. 817. FLEET REQUIREMENTS ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGY.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating, in consultation with interested 
Federal and non-Federal stakeholders, shall submit to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the House of Representatives a report including--
          (1) an assessment of Coast Guard at-sea operational 
        fleet requirements to support its statutory missions 
        established in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 
        U.S.C. 101 et seq.); and
          (2) a strategic plan for meeting the requirements 
        identified under paragraph (1).
  (b) Contents.--The report under subsection (a) shall 
include--
          (1) an assessment of--
                  (A) the extent to which the Coast Guard at-
                sea operational fleet requirements referred to 
                in subsection (a)(1) are currently being met;
                  (B) the Coast Guard's current fleet, its 
                operational lifespan, and how the anticipated 
                changes in the age and distribution of vessels 
                in the fleet will impact the ability to meet 
                at-sea operational requirements;
                  (C) fleet operations and recommended 
                improvements to minimize costs and extend 
                operational vessel life spans; and
                  (D) the number of Fast Response Cutters, 
                Offshore Patrol Cutters, and National Security 
                Cutters needed to meet at-sea operational 
                requirements as compared to planned 
                acquisitions under the current programs of 
                record;
          (2) an analysis of--
                  (A) how the Coast Guard at-sea operational 
                fleet requirements are currently met, including 
                the use of the Coast Guard's current cutter 
                fleet, agreements with partners, chartered 
                vessels, and unmanned vehicle technology; and
                  (B) whether existing and planned cutter 
                programs of record (including the Fast Response 
                Cutter, Offshore Patrol Cutter, and National 
                Security Cutter) will enable the Coast Guard to 
                meet at-sea operational requirements; and
          (3) a description of--
                  (A) planned manned and unmanned vessel 
                acquisition; and
                  (B) how such acquisitions will change the 
                extent to which the Coast Guard at-sea 
                operational requirements are met.
  (c) Consultation and Transparency.--
          (1) Consultation.--In consulting with the Federal and 
        non-Federal stakeholders under subsection (a), the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating shall--
                  (A) provide the stakeholders with 
                opportunities for input--
                          (i) prior to initially drafting the 
                        report, including the assessment and 
                        strategic plan; and
                          (ii) not later than 3 months prior to 
                        finalizing the report, including the 
                        assessment and strategic plan, for 
                        submission; and
                  (B) document the input and its disposition in 
                the report.
          (2) Transparency.--All input provided under paragraph 
        (1) shall be made available to the public.
  (d) Ensuring Maritime Coverage.--In order to meet Coast Guard 
mission requirements for search and rescue, ports, waterways, 
and coastal security, and maritime environmental response 
during recapitalization of Coast Guard vessels, the Coast Guard 
shall ensure continuity of the coverage, to the maximum extent 
practicable, in the locations that may lose assets.

SEC. 818. NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTER.

  (a) Standard Method for Tracking.--The Commandant of the 
Coast Guard may not certify an eighth National Security Cutter 
as Ready for Operations before the date on which the Commandant 
provides to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate--
          (1) a notification of a new standard method for 
        tracking operational employment of Coast Guard major 
        cutters that does not include time during which such a 
        cutter is away from its homeport for maintenance or 
        repair; and
          (2) a report analyzing cost and performance for 
        different approaches to achieving varied levels of 
        operational employment using the standard method 
        required by paragraph (1) that, at a minimum--
                  (A) compares over a 30-year period the 
                average annualized baseline cost and 
                performances for a certified National Security 
                Cutter that operated for 185 days away from 
                homeport or an equivalent alternative measure 
                of operational tempo--
                          (i) against the cost of a 15 percent 
                        increase in days away from homeport or 
                        an equivalent alternative measure of 
                        operational tempo for a National 
                        Security Cutter; and
                          (ii) against the cost of the 
                        acquisition and operation of an 
                        additional National Security Cutter; 
                        and
                  (B) examines the optimal level of operational 
                employment of National Security Cutters to 
                balance National Security Cutter cost and 
                mission performance.
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Section 221(b) of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
        Transportation Act of 2012 (126 Stat. 1560) is 
        repealed.
          (2) Section 204(c)(1) of the Coast Guard 
        Authorization Act of 2016 (130 Stat. 35) is repealed.

SEC. 819. ACQUISITION PLAN FOR INLAND WATERWAY AND RIVER TENDERS AND 
                    BAY-CLASS ICEBREAKERS.

  (a) Acquisition Plan.--Not later than 270 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard 
shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a plan to replace or extend the life of the 
Coast Guard fleet of inland waterway and river tenders, and the 
Bay-class icebreakers.
  (b) Contents.--The plan under subsection (a) shall include--
          (1) an analysis of the work required to extend the 
        life of vessels described in subsection (a);
          (2) recommendations for which, if any, such vessels 
        it is cost effective to undertake a ship-life extension 
        or enhanced maintenance program;
          (3) an analysis of the aids to navigation program to 
        determine if advances in navigation technology may 
        reduce the needs for physical aids to navigation;
          (4) recommendations for changes to physical aids to 
        navigation and the distribution of such aids that 
        reduce the need for the acquisition of vessels to 
        replace the vessels described in subsection (a);
          (5) a schedule for the acquisition of vessels to 
        replace the vessels described in subsection (a), 
        including the date on which the first vessel will be 
        delivered;
          (6) the date such acquisition will be complete;
          (7) a description of the order and location of 
        replacement vessels;
          (8) an estimate of the cost per vessel and of the 
        total cost of the acquisition program of record; and
          (9) an analysis of whether existing vessels can be 
        used.

SEC. 820. GREAT LAKES ICEBREAKER ACQUISITION.

  (a) Icebreaking on the Great Lakes.--For fiscal years 2018 
and 2019, the Commandant of the Coast Guard may use funds made 
available pursuant to section 4902 of title 14, United States 
Code, as amended by this division, for the construction of an 
icebreaker that is at least as capable as the Coast Guard 
Cutter Mackinaw to enhance icebreaking capacity on the Great 
Lakes.
  (b) Acquisition Plan.--Not later than 45 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Commandant shall submit a plan to 
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
of the House of Representatives for acquiring an icebreaker 
described in subsections (a) and (b). Such plan shall include--
          (1) the details and schedule of the acquisition 
        activities to be completed; and
          (2) a description of how the funding for Coast Guard 
        acquisition, construction, and improvements that was 
        appropriated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
        2017 (Public Law 115-31) will be allocated to support 
        the acquisition activities referred to in paragraph 
        (1).

SEC. 821. POLAR ICEBREAKERS.

  (a) Enhanced Maintenance Program for the Polar Star.--
          (1) In general.--Subject to the availability of 
        appropriations, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall 
        conduct an enhanced maintenance program on Coast Guard 
        Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) to extend the service life 
        of such vessel until at least December 31, 2025.
          (2) Requirement for report.--Not later than 180 days 
        after the date of the enactment of the Coast Guard 
        Authorization Act of 2017, the Secretary of the 
        department in which the Coast Guard is operating, in 
        consultation with Naval Sea Systems Command, shall 
        submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives a detailed report describing a plan to 
        extend the service life of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar 
        Star (WAGB-10) until at least December 31, 2025, 
        through an enhanced maintenance program.
          (3) Content.--The report required by paragraph (2) 
        shall include the following:
                  (A) An assessment and discussion of the 
                enhanced maintenance program recommended by the 
                National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, 
                and Medicine's Committee on Polar Icebreaker 
                Cost Assessment in the letter report 
                ``Acquisition and Operation of Polar 
                Icebreakers: Fulfilling the Nation's Needs''.
                  (B) An assessment and discussion of the 
                Government Accountability Office's concerns and 
                recommendations regarding service life 
                extension work on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 
                (WAGB-10) in the report ``Status of the Coast 
                Guard's Polar Icebreaking Fleet Capability and 
                Recapitalization Plan''.
                  (C) Based upon a materiel condition 
                assessment of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 
                (WAGB-10)--
                          (i) a description of the service life 
                        extension needs of the vessel;
                          (ii) detailed information regarding 
                        planned shipyard work for each fiscal 
                        year to meet such needs; and
                          (iii) an estimate of the amount 
                        needed to be appropriated to complete 
                        the enhanced maintenance program.
                  (D) A plan to ensure the vessel will maintain 
                seasonally operational status during the 
                enhanced maintenance program.
          (4) Authorization of appropriations.--The Commandant 
        of the Coast Guard may use funds made available 
        pursuant to section 4902 of title 14, United States 
        Code, as amended by section 202 of this division, for 
        the enhanced maintenance program described in the 
        report required by subsection (a).
  (b) Overdue Report.--Upon the date of enactment of the Coast 
Guard Authorization Act of 2017, the Secretary of the 
department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall submit 
to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives the polar 
icebreaker recapitalization plan required under section 3523 of 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 
(Public Law 114-328).
  (c) Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012; 
Amendment.--Section 222 of the Coast Guard and Maritime 
Transportation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-213), as amended, is 
further amended as follows:
          (1) by striking subsections (a) through (d);
          (2) by redesignating subsections (e) through (g) as 
        subsections (a) through (c), respectively;
          (3) in subsection (a), as redesignated--
                  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``Except as provided in subsection 
                (c), the Commandant'' and inserting ``The 
                Commandant'';
                  (B) in paragraph (1) by striking ``Polar Sea 
                or'';
                  (C) in paragraph (2) by striking ``either of 
                the vessels'' and inserting ``the Polar Star or 
                the Polar Sea''; and
                  (D) in paragraph (3) by striking ``either of 
                the vessels'' each place it appears and 
                inserting ``the Polar Star''.

SEC. 822. STRATEGIC ASSETS IN THE ARCTIC.

  (a) Definition of Arctic.--In this section, the term 
``Arctic'' has the meaning given the term in section 112 of the 
Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4111).
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the Arctic continues to grow in significance to 
        both the national security interests and the economic 
        prosperity of the United States; and
          (2) the Coast Guard must ensure it is positioned to 
        respond to any accident, incident, or threat with 
        appropriate assets.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Defense and taking into 
consideration the Department of Defense 2016 Arctic Strategy, 
shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a report on the progress toward implementing 
the strategic objectives described in the United States Coast 
Guard Arctic Strategy dated May 2013.
  (d) Contents.--The report under subsection (c) shall 
include--
          (1) a description of the Coast Guard's progress 
        toward each strategic objective identified in the 
        United States Coast Guard Arctic Strategy dated May 
        2013;
          (2) an assessment of the assets and infrastructure 
        necessary to meet the strategic objectives identified 
        in the United States Coast Guard Arctic Strategy dated 
        May 2013 based on factors such as--
                  (A) response time;
                  (B) coverage area;
                  (C) endurance on scene;
                  (D) presence; and
                  (E) deterrence;
          (3) an analysis of the sufficiency of the 
        distribution of National Security Cutters, Offshore 
        Patrol Cutters, and Fast Response Cutters both 
        stationed in various Alaskan ports and in other 
        locations to meet the strategic objectives identified 
        in the United States Coast Guard Arctic Strategy, dated 
        May 2013;
          (4) plans to provide communications throughout the 
        entire Coastal Western Alaska Captain of the Port zone 
        to improve waterway safety and mitigate close calls, 
        collisions, and other dangerous interactions between 
        the shipping industry and subsistence hunters;
          (5) plans to prevent marine casualties, when 
        possible, by ensuring vessels avoid environmentally 
        sensitive areas and permanent security zones;
          (6) an explanation of--
                  (A) whether it is feasible to establish a 
                vessel traffic service, using existing 
                resources or otherwise; and
                  (B) whether an Arctic Response Center of 
                Expertise is necessary to address the gaps in 
                experience, skills, equipment, resources, 
                training, and doctrine to prepare, respond to, 
                and recover spilled oil in the Arctic; and
          (7) an assessment of whether sufficient agreements 
        are in place to ensure the Coast Guard is receiving the 
        information it needs to carry out its responsibilities.

SEC. 823. ARCTIC PLANNING CRITERIA.

  (a) Alternative Planning Criteria.--
          (1) In general.--For purposes of the Oil Pollution 
        Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), the Commandant of 
        the Coast Guard may approve a vessel response plan 
        under section 311 of the Federal Water Pollution 
        Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321) for a vessel operating in 
        any area covered by the Captain of the Port Zone (as 
        established by the Commandant) that includes the 
        Arctic, if the Commandant verifies that--
                  (A) equipment required to be available for 
                response under the plan has been tested and 
                proven capable of operating in the 
                environmental conditions expected in the area 
                in which it is intended to be operated; and
                  (B) the operators of such equipment have 
                conducted training on the equipment within the 
                area covered by such Captain of the Port Zone.
          (2) Post-approval requirements.--In approving a 
        vessel response plan under paragraph (1), the 
        Commandant shall--
                  (A) require that the oil spill removal 
                organization identified in the vessel response 
                plan conduct regular exercises and drills of 
                the plan in the area covered by the Captain of 
                the Port Zone that includes the Arctic; and
                  (B) allow such oil spill removal organization 
                to take credit for a response to an actual 
                spill or release in the area covered by such 
                Captain of the Port Zone, instead of conducting 
                an exercise or drill required under 
                subparagraph (A), if the oil spill removal 
                organization--
                          (i) documents which exercise or drill 
                        requirements were met during the 
                        response; and
                          (ii) submits a request for credit to, 
                        and receives approval from, the 
                        Commandant.
  (b) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Commandant of the 
        Coast Guard shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
        Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representatives a report on the oil spill 
        prevention and response capabilities for the area 
        covered by the Captain of the Port Zone (as established 
        by the Commandant) that includes the Arctic.
          (2) Contents.--The report submitted under paragraph 
        (1) shall include the following:
                  (A) A description of equipment and assets 
                available for response under the vessel 
                response plans approved for vessels operating 
                in the area covered by the Captain of the Port 
                Zone, including details on any providers of 
                such equipment and assets.
                  (B) A description of the location of such 
                equipment and assets, including an estimate of 
                the time to deploy the equipment and assets.
                  (C) A determination of how effectively such 
                equipment and assets are distributed throughout 
                the area covered by the Captain of the Port 
                Zone.
                  (D) A statement regarding whether the ability 
                to maintain and deploy such equipment and 
                assets is taken into account when measuring the 
                equipment and assets available throughout the 
                area covered by the Captain of the Port Zone.
                  (E) A validation of the port assessment visit 
                process and response resource inventory for 
                response under the vessel response plans 
                approved for vessels operating in the area 
                covered by the Captain of the Port Zone.
                  (F) A determination of the compliance rate 
                with Federal vessel response plan regulations 
                in the area covered by the Captain of the Port 
                Zone during the previous 3 years.
                  (G) A description of the resources needed 
                throughout the area covered by the Captain of 
                the Port Zone to conduct port assessments, 
                exercises, response plan reviews, and spill 
                responses.
  (c) Definition of Arctic.--In this section, the term 
``Arctic'' has the meaning given the term under section 112 of 
the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 4111).

SEC. 824. VESSEL RESPONSE PLAN AUDIT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall complete and submit to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a comprehensive review of the processes and 
resources used by the Coast Guard to implement vessel response 
plan requirements under section 311 of the Federal Water 
Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1321).
  (b) Required Elements of Review.--The review required under 
subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, include--
          (1) a study, or an audit if appropriate, of the 
        processes the Coast Guard uses--
                  (A) to approve the vessel response plans 
                referred to in subsection (a);
                  (B) to approve alternate planning criteria 
                used in lieu of National Planning Criteria in 
                approving such plans;
                  (C) to verify compliance with such plans; and
                  (D) to act in the event of a failure to 
                comply with the requirements of such plans;
          (2) an examination of all Federal and State agency 
        resources used by the Coast Guard in carrying out the 
        processes identified under paragraph (1), including--
                  (A) the current staffing model and 
                organization;
                  (B) data, software, simulators, systems, or 
                other technology, including those pertaining to 
                weather, oil spill trajectory modeling, and 
                risk management;
                  (C) the total amount of time per fiscal year 
                expended by Coast Guard personnel to approve 
                and verify compliance with vessel response 
                plans; and
                  (D) the average amount of time expended by 
                the Coast Guard for approval of, and 
                verification of compliance with, a single 
                vessel response plan;
          (3) an analysis of how, including by what means or 
        methods, the processes identified under paragraph (1)--
                  (A) ensure compliance with applicable law;
                  (B) are implemented by the Coast Guard, 
                including at the district and sector levels;
                  (C) are informed by public comment and 
                engagement with States, Indian Tribes, and 
                other regional stakeholders;
                  (D) ensure availability and adequate 
                operational capability and capacity of required 
                assets and equipment, including in cases in 
                which contractual obligations may limit the 
                availability of such assets and equipment for 
                response;
                  (E) provide for adequate asset and equipment 
                mobilization time requirements, particularly 
                with respect to--
                          (i) calculation and establishment of 
                        such requirements;
                          (ii) verifying compliance with such 
                        requirements; and
                          (iii) factoring in weather, including 
                        specific regional adverse weather as 
                        defined in section 155.1020 of title 
                        33, Code of Federal Regulations, in 
                        calculating, establishing, and 
                        verifying compliance with such 
                        requirements;
                  (F) ensure response plan updates and vessel 
                compliance when changes occur in response 
                planning criteria, asset and equipment 
                mobilization times, or regional response needs, 
                such as trends in transportation of high 
                gravity oils or changes in vessel traffic 
                volume; and
                  (G) enable effective action by the Coast 
                Guard in the event of a failure to comply with 
                response plan requirements;
          (4) a determination regarding whether asset and 
        equipment mobilization time requirements under approved 
        vessel response plans can be met by the vessels to 
        which they apply; and
          (5) recommendations for improving the processes 
        identified under paragraph (1), including 
        recommendations regarding the sufficiency of Coast 
        Guard resources dedicated to those processes.

SEC. 825. WATERS DEEMED NOT NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR 
                    CERTAIN PURPOSES.

  For purposes of the application of subtitle II of title 46, 
United States Code, to the Volunteer (Hull Number CCA4108), the 
Illinois and Michigan Canal is deemed to not be navigable 
waters of the United States.

SEC. 826. DOCUMENTATION OF RECREATIONAL VESSELS.

  Coast Guard personnel performing nonrecreational vessel 
documentation functions under subchapter II of chapter 121 of 
title 46, United States Code, may perform recreational vessel 
documentation under section 12114 of such title in any fiscal 
year in which--
          (1) funds available for Coast Guard operating 
        expenses may not be used for expenses incurred for 
        recreational vessel documentation;
          (2) fees collected from owners of yachts and credited 
        to such use are insufficient to pay expenses of 
        recreational vessel documentation; and
          (3) there is a backlog of applications for 
        recreational vessel documentation.

SEC. 827. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS; EXEMPTION FROM THROWABLE PERSONAL 
                    FLOTATION DEVICES REQUIREMENT.

  Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard 
is operating shall--
          (1) prescribe regulations in part 160 of title 46, 
        Code of Federal Regulations, that treat a marine throw 
        bag, as that term is commonly used in the commercial 
        whitewater rafting industry, as a type of lifesaving 
        equipment; and
          (2) revise section 175.17 of title 33, Code of 
        Federal Regulations, to exempt rafts that are 16 feet 
        or more overall in length from the requirement to carry 
        an additional throwable personal flotation device when 
        such a marine throw bag is onboard and accessible.

SEC. 828. VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS AND ALTERNATIVE USE.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of the department in which the 
Coast Guard is operating shall develop a performance standard 
for the alternative use and possession of visual distress 
alerting and locating signals as mandated by carriage 
requirements for recreational boats in subpart C of part 175 of 
title 33, Code of Federal Regulations.
  (b) Regulations.--Not later than 180 days after the 
performance standard for alternative use and possession of 
visual distress alerting and locating signals is finalized, the 
Secretary shall revise part 175 of title 33, Code of Federal 
Regulations, to allow for carriage of such alternative signal 
devices.

SEC. 829. RADAR REFRESHER TRAINING.

  Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard 
is operating shall prescribe a final rule eliminating the 
requirement that a mariner actively using the mariner's 
credential complete an approved refresher or recertification 
course to maintain a radar observer endorsement. This 
rulemaking shall be exempt from chapters 5 and 6 of title 5, 
United States Code, and Executive Orders 12866 and 13563.

SEC. 830. COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL SAFETY NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 
                    PLAN.

  (a) Requirement for Plan.--Not later than 1 year after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the department 
in which the Coast Guard is operating shall develop and submit 
to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a national 
communications plan for the purposes of--
          (1) disseminating information to the commercial 
        fishing vessel industry;
          (2) conducting outreach with the commercial fishing 
        vessel industry;
          (3) facilitating interaction with the commercial 
        fishing vessel industry; and
          (4) releasing information collected under section 
        15102 of title 46, United States Code, as added by this 
        division, to the commercial fishing vessel industry.
  (b) Content.--The plan required by subsection (a), and each 
annual update, shall--
          (1) identify staff, resources, and systems available 
        to the Secretary to ensure the widest dissemination of 
        information to the commercial fishing vessel industry;
          (2) include a means to document all communication and 
        outreach conducted with the commercial fishing vessel 
        industry; and
          (3) include a mechanism to measure effectiveness of 
        such plan.
  (c) Implementation.--Not later than one year after submission 
of the initial plan, the Secretary of the department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating shall implement the plan and shall 
at a minimum--
          (1) leverage Coast Guard staff, resources, and 
        systems available;
          (2) monitor implementation nationwide to ensure 
        adherence to plan contents;
          (3) allow each Captain of the Port to adopt the most 
        effective strategy and means to communicate with 
        commercial fishing vessel industry in that Captain of 
        the Port Zone;
          (4) document communication and outreach; and
          (5) solicit feedback from the commercial fishing 
        vessel industry.
  (d) Report and Updates.--The Secretary of the department in 
which the Coast Guard is operating shall--
          (1) submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives a report on the effectiveness of the 
        plan to date and any updates to ensure maximum impact 
        of the plan one year after the date of enactment of 
        this Act, and every 4 years thereafter; and
          (2) include in such report input from individual 
        Captains of the Port and any feedback received from the 
        commercial fishing vessel industry.

SEC. 831. AUTHORIZATION FOR MARINE DEBRIS PROGRAM.

  The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act is 
amended--
          (1) in section 9 (33 U.S.C. 1958)--
                  (A) by striking the em-dash and all that 
                follows through ``(1)''; and
                  (B) by striking ``; and'' and all that 
                follows through the end of the section and 
                inserting a period; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 10. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

  ``Of the amounts authorized for each fiscal year under 
section 4902 of title 14, United States Code, up to $2,000,000 
are authorized for the Commandant to carry out section 4 of 
this Act, of which not more than 10 percent may be used for 
administrative costs.''.

SEC. 832. ATLANTIC COAST PORT ACCESS ROUTE STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS.

  Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of the 
Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall notify the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate of action taken to carry out the 
recommendations contained in the final report issued by the 
Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) workgroup for 
which notice of availability was published March 14, 2016 (81 
Fed. Reg. 13307).

SEC. 833. DRAWBRIDGES.

  Section 5 of the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations 
for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain 
public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes'', 
approved August 18, 1894 (33 U.S.C. 499), is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
  ``(d) Temporary Changes to Drawbridge Operating Schedules.--
Notwithstanding section 553 of title 5, United States Code, 
whenever a temporary change to the operating schedule of a 
drawbridge, lasting 180 days or less--
          ``(1) is approved--
                  ``(A) the Secretary of the department in 
                which the Coast Guard is operating shall--
                          ``(i) issue a deviation approval 
                        letter to the bridge owner; and
                          ``(ii) announce the temporary change 
                        in--
                                  ``(I) the Local Notice to 
                                Mariners;
                                  ``(II) a broadcast notice to 
                                mariners and through radio 
                                stations; or
                                  ``(III) such other local 
                                media as the Secretary 
                                considers appropriate; and
                  ``(B) the bridge owner, except a railroad 
                bridge owner, shall notify--
                          ``(i) the public by publishing notice 
                        of the temporary change in a newspaper 
                        of general circulation published in the 
                        place where the bridge is located;
                          ``(ii) the department, agency, or 
                        office of transportation with 
                        jurisdiction over the roadway that 
                        abuts the approaches to the bridge; and
                          ``(iii) the law enforcement 
                        organization with jurisdiction over the 
                        roadway that abuts the approaches to 
                        the bridge; or
          ``(2) is denied, the Secretary of the department in 
        which the Coast Guard is operating shall--
                  ``(A) not later than 10 days after the date 
                of receipt of the request, provide the bridge 
                owner in writing the reasons for the denial, 
                including any supporting data and evidence used 
                to make the determination; and
                  ``(B) provide the bridge owner a reasonable 
                opportunity to address each reason for the 
                denial and resubmit the request.
  ``(e) Drawbridge Movements.--The Secretary of the department 
in which the Coast Guard is operating--
          ``(1) shall require a drawbridge operator to record 
        each movement of the drawbridge in a logbook;
          ``(2) may inspect the logbook to ensure drawbridge 
        movement is in accordance with the posted operating 
        schedule;
          ``(3) shall review whether deviations from the posted 
        operating schedule are impairing vehicular and 
        pedestrian traffic; and
          ``(4) may determine if the operating schedule should 
        be adjusted for efficiency of maritime or vehicular and 
        pedestrian traffic.
  ``(f) Requirements.--
          ``(1) Logbooks.--An operator of a drawbridge built 
        across a navigable river or other water of the United 
        States--
                  ``(A) that opens the draw of such bridge for 
                the passage of a vessel, shall record in a 
                logbook--
                          ``(i) the bridge identification and 
                        date of each opening;
                          ``(ii) the bridge tender or operator 
                        for each opening;
                          ``(iii) each time it is opened for 
                        navigation;
                          ``(iv) each time it is closed for 
                        navigation;
                          ``(v) the number and direction of 
                        vessels passing through during each 
                        opening;
                          ``(vi) the types of vessels passing 
                        through during each opening;
                          ``(vii) an estimated or known size 
                        (height, length, and beam) of the 
                        largest vessel passing through during 
                        each opening;
                          ``(viii) for each vessel, the vessel 
                        name and registration number if easily 
                        observable; and
                          ``(ix) all maintenance openings, 
                        malfunctions, or other comments; and
                  ``(B) that remains open to navigation but 
                closes to allow for trains to cross, shall 
                record in a logbook--
                          ``(i) the bridge identification and 
                        date of each opening and closing;
                          ``(ii) the bridge tender or operator;
                          ``(iii) each time it is opened to 
                        navigation;
                          ``(iv) each time it is closed to 
                        navigation; and
                          ``(v) all maintenance openings, 
                        closings, malfunctions, or other 
                        comments.
          ``(2) Maintenance of logbooks.--A drawbridge operator 
        shall maintain logbooks required under paragraph (1) 
        for not less than 5 years.
          ``(3) Submission of logbooks.--At the request of the 
        Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
        operating, a drawbridge operator shall submit to the 
        Secretary the logbook required under paragraph (1) as 
        the Secretary considers necessary to carry out this 
        section.
          ``(4) Exemption.--The requirements under paragraph 
        (1) shall be exempt from sections 3501 to 3521 of title 
        44, United States Code.''.

SEC. 834. WAIVER.

  Section 8902 of title 46, United States Code, shall not apply 
to the chain ferry DIANE (United States official number 
CG002692) when such vessel is operating on the Kalamazoo River 
in Saugatuck, Michigan.

SEC. 835. VESSEL WAIVER.

  (a) In General.--Upon enactment of this Act and 
notwithstanding sections (a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 46, 
United States Code, the Secretary shall issue a certificate of 
documentation with coastwise and fishery endorsements to the 
certificated vessel.
  (b) Replacement Vessel.--The certificated vessel shall 
qualify and not be precluded from operating as an Amendment 80 
replacement vessel under the provisions of part 679 of title 
50, Code of Federal Regulations.
  (c) Coast Guard Review and Determination.--
          (1) Review.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
        enactment of this section, the Secretary shall conduct 
        and complete a review of the use of certain foreign 
        fabricated steel components in the hull or 
        superstructure of the certificated vessel.
          (2) Determination.--Based on the review conducted 
        under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall determine 
        whether the shipyard that constructed the certificated 
        vessel or the purchaser of the certificated vessel knew 
        before such components were procured or installed that 
        the use of such components would violate requirements 
        under sections 12112(a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 
        46, United States Code.
          (3) Revocation.--If the Secretary determines under 
        paragraph (2) that the shipyard that constructed the 
        certificated vessel or the purchaser of the 
        certificated vessel knew before such components were 
        procured or installed that the use of such components 
        would violate requirements under sections 
        12112(a)(2)(A) and 12113(a)(2) of title 46, United 
        States Code, the Secretary shall immediately revoke the 
        certificate of documentation issued under subsection 
        (a).
          (4) Use of documents.--In conducting the review 
        required under paragraph (1), the Secretary may request 
        and review any information, correspondence, or 
        documents related to the construction of the 
        certificated vessel, including from the shipyard that 
        constructed the certificated vessel and the purchaser 
        of the certificated vessel.
  (d) Termination.--If the contract for purchase of the 
certificated vessel that is in effect on the date of the 
enactment of this Act is terminated, the purchasing party to 
that contract shall be prohibited from entering into a 
subsequent contract or agreement for purchase of such vessel.
  (e) Definition.--In this section--
          (1) the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the 
        department in which the Coast Guard is operating, 
        acting through the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and
          (2) the term ``certificated vessel'' means the vessel 
        America's Finest (United States official number 
        1276760).

SEC. 836. TEMPORARY LIMITATIONS.

  (a) Limitations.--
          (1) In general.--Upon the Coast Guard issuing a 
        certificate of documentation with coastwise and fishery 
        endorsements for the vessel ``AMERICA'S FINEST'' 
        (United States official number 1276760), and subject to 
        subsection (b), the vessels described in paragraph (2) 
        shall not collectively exceed--
                  (A) the percentage of the harvest available 
                in any Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries 
                (other than fisheries subject to a limited 
                access privilege program created by the North 
                Pacific Fishery Management Council) that is 
                equivalent to the total harvest by the vessels 
                described in paragraph (2) in those fisheries 
                in the calendar years that a vessel described 
                in paragraph (2) had harvest from 2012 through 
                2017 relative to the total allowable catch 
                available to such vessels in the calendar years 
                2012 through 2017; or
                  (B) the percentage of processing of 
                deliveries from other vessels in any Bering 
                Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska 
                groundfish fisheries (including fisheries 
                subject to a limited access privilege program 
                created by the North Pacific Fishery Management 
                Council, or community development quotas as 
                described in section 305(i) of the Magnuson-
                Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
                (16 U.S.C. 1855(i))) that is equivalent to the 
                total processing of such deliveries by the 
                vessels described in paragraph (2) in those 
                fisheries in the calendar years 2012 through 
                2017 relative to the total allowable catch 
                available in the calendar years 2012 through 
                2017.
          (2) Applicable vessels.--The limitations described in 
        paragraph (1) shall apply, in the aggregate, to--
                  (A) the vessel AMERICA'S FINEST (United 
                States official number 1276760);
                  (B) the vessel US INTREPID (United States 
                official number 604439);
                  (C) the vessel AMERICAN NO. 1 (United States 
                official number 610654);
                  (D) any replacement of a vessel described in 
                subparagraph (A), (B), or (C); and
                  (E) any vessel assigned license number 
                LLG3217 under the license limitation program 
                under part 679 of title 50, Code of Federal 
                Regulations.
  (b) Expiration.--The limitations described in subsection (a) 
shall apply to a groundfish species in Bering Sea, Aleutian 
Islands, and Gulf of Alaska only until the earlier of--
          (1) the end of the 6-year period beginning on the 
        date of enactment of this Act; or
          (2) the date on which the Secretary of Commerce 
        issues a final rule, based on recommendations developed 
        by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council 
        consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
        Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et 
        seq.), that limits processing deliveries of that 
        groundfish species from other vessels in any Bering 
        Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska groundfish 
        fisheries that are not subject to conservation and 
        management measures under section 206 of the American 
        Fisheries Act (16 U.S.C. 1851 note).
  (c) Existing Authority.--Except for the measures required by 
this section, nothing in this title shall be construed to limit 
the authority of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council 
or the Secretary of Commerce under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).

SEC. 837. TRANSFER OF COAST GUARD PROPERTY IN JUPITER ISLAND, FLORIDA, 
                    FOR INCLUSION IN HOBE SOUND NATIONAL WILDLIFE 
                    REFUGE.

  (a) Transfer.--Administrative jurisdiction over the property 
described in subsection (b) is transferred to the Secretary of 
the Interior.
  (b) Property Described.--The property described in this 
subsection is real property administered by the Coast Guard in 
the Town of Jupiter Island, Florida, comprising Parcel #35-38-
42-004-000-02590-6 (Bon Air Beach lots 259 and 260 located at 
83 North Beach Road) and Parcel #35-38-42-004-000-02610-2 (Bon 
Air Beach lots 261 to 267), including any improvements thereon 
that are not authorized or required by another provision of law 
to be conveyed to another person.
  (c) Administration.--The property described in subsection (b) 
is included in Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, and shall 
be administered by the Secretary of the Interior acting through 
the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

SEC. 838. EMERGENCY RESPONSE.

  Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Commandant of the Coast Guard shall request the 
Comptroller General of the United States to examine whether 
there are unnecessary regulatory barriers to the use of small 
passenger vessels, crewboats, and offshore supply vessels in 
disaster response and provide recommendations, as appropriate, 
to reduce such barriers.

SEC. 839. DRAWBRIDGES CONSULTATION.

  (a) Consultation.--In addition and subsequent to any 
rulemaking conducted under section 117.8 of title 33, Code of 
Federal Regulations, related to permanent changes to drawbridge 
openings that result from Amtrak service between New Orleans, 
Louisiana and Orlando, Florida, the Commandant shall consult 
with owners or operators of rail lines used for Amtrak 
passenger service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, 
Florida and affected waterway users on changes to drawbridge 
operating schedules necessary to facilitate the On Time 
Performance of passenger trains. These changes to schedules 
shall not impact Coast Guard response times to operational 
missions.
  (b) Timing.--Consultation in subsection (a) shall occur after 
commencement of Amtrak passenger service on the rail lines 
between New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, Florida at the 
following intervals:
          (1) Not less than 3 months following the commencement 
        of Amtrak passenger service.
          (2) Not less than 6 months following the commencement 
        of Amtrak passenger service.
  (c) Report.--If after conducting the consultations required 
by subsection (b)(2), the Commandant finds that permanent 
changes to drawbridge operations are necessary to mitigate 
delays in the movement of trains described in subsection (a) 
and that those changes do not unreasonably obstruct the 
navigability of the affected waterways, then the Commandant 
shall submit those findings to the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives.
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53. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Curbelo of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section (and 
redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

SEC. 2822. AUTHORITY FOR LEASING REAL PROPERTY AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION 
                    KEY WEST, FLORIDA.

  (a) Authority.--The Secretary of the Navy (hereafter in this 
Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') may lease approximately 
19 acres at the Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, for the 
purpose of constructing, operating, improving, and maintaining 
housing units (including altering or demolishing existing 
housing units) under such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
considers will promote the national defense or to be in the 
public interest.
  (b) Duration of Lease.--The lease entered into under this 
section shall be for such period as may be agreed to by the 
Secretary and the lessee, except that such period may not 
exceed 50 years unless the Secretary determines that a lease 
for a longer period is necessary to meet the purpose of the 
lease.
  (c) Payments Under Lease.--The Secretary shall require the 
lessee to make payments under the lease entered into under this 
section in cash for fair market value.
  (d) Deposit and Use of Proceeds.--The Secretary shall deposit 
and use any cash proceeds from the lease under this section as 
prescribed in section 2667 of title 10, United States Code.
  (e) Leaseback Prohibited.--During the period in which the 
lease entered into under this section is in effect, the 
Secretary may not lease any of the space constructed by the 
lessees on the property leased under this section.
  (f) Right of First Refusal for Purchase of Property.--The 
lease entered into under this section may provide the lessee of 
the property with the first right to purchase the property if 
the Secretary revokes the lease in order to permit the United 
States to sell or transfer the property as authorized under any 
other provision of law. Nothing in this subsection may be 
construed to provide a lessee with the first right to purchase 
the property if the Secretary revokes the lease for any other 
cause, including the failure of the lessee to meet the terms 
and conditions of the lease.
  (g) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the property to be leased under this section 
shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary.
  (h) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
require such additional terms and conditions in connection with 
the lease under this section as the Secretary considers 
appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
  (i) Inapplicability of Certain Provisions.--The following 
provisions of law do not apply to this section, the lease 
entered into under this section, or the property which is 
subject to the lease under this section:
          (1) Section 2662 of title 10, United States Code.
          (2) Section 2696 of title 10, United States Code.
          (3) The Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107 et 
        seq.).
          (4) Title V of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 11411 et seq.)
  (j) Certain Cubans Entrants Ineligible for Refugee 
Assistance.--
          (1) In general.--Title V of the Refugee Education 
        Assistance Act of 1980 (8 U.S.C. 1522 note) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in the heading by striking ``CUBAN AND''; 
                and
                  (B) in section 501--
                          (i) by striking ``Cuban and'' each 
                        place it appears;
                          (ii) in subsection (d), by striking 
                        ``Cuban or''; and
                          (iii) in subsection (e)--
                                  (I) in paragraph (1)--
                                          (aa) by striking 
                                        ``Cuban''; and
                                          (bb) by striking 
                                        ``Cuba or''; and
                                  (II) in paragraph (2), by 
                                striking ``Cuba or''.
          (2) Conforming amendments.--
                  (A) Personal responsibility and work 
                opportunity reconciliation act of 1996.--Title 
                IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work 
                Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 
                U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) is amended by striking 
                ``Cuban and Haitian entrant'' each place it 
                appears and inserting ``Haitian entrant''.
                  (B) Immigration and nationality act.--Section 
                245A(h)(2)(A) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255a(h)(2)(A)) is 
                amended by striking ``Cuban and Haitian 
                entrant'' each place it appears and inserting 
                ``Haitian entrant''.
          (3) Applicability.--The amendments made by this 
        subsection shall apply only in the case of a national 
        of Cuba who enters the United States on or after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act.
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 54. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Stefanik of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the appropriate place in title X, insert the following:

SEC. __. DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITED STATES-BASED FOREIGN MEDIA 
                    OUTLETS.

  Title VII of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 601 et 
seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

``SEC. 722. DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITED STATES-BASED FOREIGN 
                    MEDIA OUTLETS.

  ``(a) Reports by Outlets to Commission.--Not later than 90 
days after the date of the enactment of this section, and not 
less frequently than every 6 months thereafter, a United 
States-based foreign media outlet shall submit to the 
Commission a report that contains the following information:
          ``(1) The name of such outlet.
          ``(2) A description of the relationship of such 
        outlet to the foreign principal of such outlet, 
        including a description of the legal structure of such 
        relationship and any funding that such outlet receives 
        from such principal.
  ``(b) Reports by Commission to Congress.--Not later than 60 
days after the date of the enactment of this section, and not 
less frequently than every 6 months thereafter, the Commission 
shall transmit to Congress a report that summarizes the 
contents of the reports submitted by United States-based 
foreign media outlets under subsection (a) during the preceding 
6-month period.
  ``(c) Public Availability.--The Commission shall make 
publicly available on the internet website of the Commission 
each report submitted by a United States-based foreign media 
outlet under subsection (a) not later than the earlier of--
          ``(1) the date that is 30 days after the outlet 
        submits the report to the Commission; or
          ``(2) the date on which the Commission transmits to 
        Congress under subsection (b) the report covering the 
        6-month period during which the report of the outlet 
        was submitted to the Commission under subsection (a).
  ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Foreign principal.--The term `foreign 
        principal' has the meaning given such term in section 
        1(b)(1) of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 
        (22 U.S.C. 611(b)(1)).
          ``(2) United states-based foreign media outlet.--The 
        term `United States-based foreign media outlet' means 
        an entity that--
                  ``(A) produces or distributes video 
                programming that is transmitted, or intended 
                for transmission, by a multichannel video 
                programming distributor to consumers in the 
                United States; and
                  ``(B) would be an agent of a foreign 
                principal (as defined in paragraph (1)) for 
                purposes of the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
                of 1938 (22 U.S.C. 611 et seq.) but for section 
                1(d) of such Act (22 U.S.C. 611(d)).''.
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55. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gallagher of Wisconsin 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Subparagraph (A) of section 1252(c)(2) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
                          (vii) The abuse of employment and 
                        student visa programs to enter the 
                        United States in order to conduct 
                        political, academic, or social 
                        influence efforts, or for the purposes 
                        of establishing Chinese Communist Party 
                        cells or other entities under the 
                        control or coordination of the Chinese 
                        Communist Party.
                          (viii) The Chinese Communist Party's 
                        coercion or intimidation of Chinese 
                        nationals studying or working in the 
                        United States or outside China.
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56. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Louisiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title V, insert the following new 
sections:

SEC. 515. USE OF NATIONAL GUARD IN CASE OF A MAJOR DISASTER OR REQUEST 
                    FROM A STATE GOVERNOR.

  The President shall order members of the National Guard in a 
State to full-time National Guard duty or active Guard and 
Reserve duty under section 502(f) of title 32, United States 
Code, if--
          (1) the Governor of the State requests such an order; 
        and
          (2) the President declares that a major disaster 
        exists--
                  (A) in that State and one or more other 
                States is participating in the response to the 
                disaster; or
                  (B) in two States described in subparagraph 
                (A) because of the same event.

SEC. 516. FUNDING OF NATIONAL GUARD IN CASE OF A MAJOR DISASTER OR 
                    EMERGENCY DECLARED UNDER THE STAFFORD ACT.

  Section 403(c) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170b(c)) is amended--
   (a) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and
  (b) by inserting after paragraph (5) the following new 
paragraph (6):
          ``(6) National guard.--The President may make 
        contributions to a State or local government for the 
        purpose of reimbursing the Department of Defense for 
        expenditures that arise from use of members of the 
        National Guard and Reserve under section 502(f) of 
        title 32, United States Code, to respond to a major 
        disaster declared by the President under section 401 of 
        this Act.''.
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 57. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 109, after line 21, insert the following new section:

SEC. 507. DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON ACCESSION OF CANDIDATES WITH 
                    AUDITORY IMPAIRMENTS AS AIR FORCE OFFICERS.

  (a) Demonstration Program Required.--Beginning not later than 
90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of the Air Force shall carry out a demonstration 
program to assess the feasibility and advisability of 
permitting individuals with auditory impairments (including 
deafness) to access as officers of the Air Force.
  (b) Candidates.--
          (1) Number of candidates.--The total number of 
        individuals with auditory impairments who may 
        participate in the demonstration program shall be not 
        fewer than 15 individuals or more than 20 individuals.
          (2) Mix and range of auditory impairments.--The 
        individuals who participate in the demonstration 
        program shall include individuals who are deaf and 
        individuals who have a range of other auditory 
        impairments.
          (3) Qualification for accession.--Any individual who 
        is chosen to participate in the demonstration program 
        shall meet all essential qualifications for accession 
        as an officer in the Air Force, other than those 
        related to having an auditory impairment.
  (c) Selection of Participants.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
        shall--
                  (A) publicize the demonstration program 
                nationally, including to individuals who have 
                auditory impairments and would be otherwise 
                qualified for officer training;
                  (B) create a process whereby interested 
                individuals can apply for the demonstration 
                program; and
                  (C) select the participants for the 
                demonstration program, from among the pool of 
                applicants, based on the criteria in subsection 
                (b).
          (2) No prior service as air force officers.--
        Participants selected for the demonstration program 
        shall be individuals who have not previously served as 
        officers in the Air Force.
  (d) Basic Officer Training.--
          (1) In general.--The participants in the 
        demonstration program shall undergo, at the election of 
        the Secretary of the Air Force, the Basic Officer 
        Training course or the Commissioned Officer Training 
        course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
          (2) Number of participants.--Once individuals begin 
        participating in the demonstration program, each Basic 
        Officer Training course or Commissioned Officer 
        Training course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 
        shall include not fewer than 4, or more than 6, 
        participants in the demonstration program until all 
        participants have completed such training.
          (3) Auxiliary aids and services.--The Secretary of 
        Defense shall ensure that participants in the 
        demonstration program have the necessary auxiliary aids 
        and services (as that term is defined in section 4 of 
        the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 
        12103)) in order to fully participate in the 
        demonstration program.
  (e) Coordination.--
          (1) Special advisor.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
        shall designate a special advisor to the demonstration 
        program to act as a resource for participants in the 
        demonstration program, as well as a liaison between 
        participants in the demonstration program and those 
        providing the officer training.
          (2) Qualifications.--The special advisor shall be a 
        member of the Armed Forces on active duty--
                  (A) who--
                          (i) if a commissioned officer, shall 
                        be in grade O-3 or higher; or
                          (ii) if an enlisted member, shall be 
                        in grade E-5 or higher; and
                  (B) who is knowledgeable about issues 
                involving, and accommodations for, individuals 
                with auditory impairments (including deafness).
          (3) Responsibilities.--The special advisor shall be 
        responsible for facilitating the officer training for 
        participants in the demonstration program, intervening 
        and resolving issues and accommodations during the 
        training, and such other duties as the Secretary of the 
        Air Force may assign to facilitate the success of the 
        demonstration program and participants.
  (f) Report.--Not later than two years after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force shall 
submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on 
the demonstration program. The report shall include the 
following:
          (1) A description of the demonstration program and 
        the participants in the demonstration program.
          (2) The outcome of the demonstration program, 
        including--
                  (A) the number of participants in the 
                demonstration program that successfully 
                completed the Basic Officer Training course or 
                the Commissioned Officer Training course;
                  (B) the number of participants in the 
                demonstration program that were recommended for 
                continued military service;
                  (C) the issues that were encountered during 
                the program; and
                  (D) such recommendation for modifications to 
                the demonstration program as the Secretary 
                considers appropriate to increase further 
                inclusion of individuals with auditory 
                disabilities serving as officers in the Air 
                Force or other Armed Forces.
          (3) Such recommendations for legislative or 
        administrative action as the Secretary considers 
        appropriate in light of the demonstration program.
  (g) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
means--
          (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
        Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and
          (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
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58. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Tenney of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 201, after line 11, insert the following new section:

SEC. 626. ACCESS FOR VETERANS TO CERTAIN FITNESS CENTERS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 152 of title 10, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 2569. FITNESS CENTERS: ACCESS FOR VETERANS.

  ``(a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary 
of a military department may grant veterans access to a fitness 
center that--
          ``(1) is under the jurisdiction of such Secretary; 
        and
          ``(2) is operated by a geographically separated unit 
        that is located not less than 100 miles from the 
        supporting base of such unit.
  ``(b) Factors for Consideration.--In determining whether to 
grant veterans access to a fitness center under subsection (a), 
the Secretary concerned shall consider--
          ``(1) whether the commander who oversees the fitness 
        center has determined--
                  ``(A) that such fitness center has the 
                capacity and infrastructure required to support 
                veterans; and
                  ``(B) that granting veterans such access 
                would not impede the readiness of members of 
                the armed forces on active duty who use the 
                fitness center;
          ``(2) the effect that granting veterans such access 
        would have on the operating and maintenance expenses of 
        the fitness center; and
          ``(3) any additional criteria determined by the 
        Secretary concerned.
  ``(c) Definition.--In this section, the term `veteran' has 
the meaning given such term in section 101 of title 38.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``2569. Fitness centers: access for veterans.''.
                    ____________________________________________________

 59. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12_. REPORT ON IRANIAN EXPENDITURES SUPPORTING FOREIGN MILITARY 
                    AND TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter until the date 
described in subsection (c), the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, shall 
submit to Congress a report describing Iranian expenditures in 
the previous calendar year on military and terrorist activities 
outside the country, including each of the following:
          (1) The amount spent in such calendar year on 
        activities by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, 
        including activities providing support for--
                  (A) Hezbollah;
                  (B) Houthi rebels in Yemen;
                  (C) Hamas;
                  (D) proxy forces in Iraq and Syria; or
                  (E) any other entity or country the Secretary 
                determines to be relevant.
          (2) The amount spent in such calendar year for 
        ballistic missile research and testing or other 
        activities that the Secretary of State determines are 
        destabilizing to the Middle East region.
  (b) Form.--
          (1) In general.--The report required under subsection 
        (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
        include a classified annex.
          (2) Inclusion in annual country reports on 
        terrorism.--The Secretary of State may issue the 
        reports required under subsection (a) by including such 
        reports in the annual reports required by section 140 
        of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal 
        Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2656f).
  (c) Expiration Date.--The date described in this subsection 
is the date on which the Secretary of State determines that the 
Government of Iran no longer provides support for international 
terrorism pursuant to the following:
          (1) Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 
        1979 (as continued in effect under the International 
        Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et 
        seq.)).
          (2) Section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
        1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371).
          (3) Section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 
        U.S.C. 2780).
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    60. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jones of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title IX, add the following new subtitle:

          Subtitle D--DESIGNATION OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS

SEC. 931. REDESIGNATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AS THE DEPARTMENT 
                    OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.

  (a) Redesignation of Military Department.--The military 
department designated as the Department of the Navy is 
redesignated as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
  (b) Redesignation of Secretary and Other Statutory Offices.--
          (1) Secretary.--The position of the Secretary of the 
        Navy is redesignated as the Secretary of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps.
          (2) Other statutory offices.--The positions of the 
        Under Secretary of the Navy, the four Assistant 
        Secretaries of the Navy, and the General Counsel of the 
        Department of the Navy are redesignated as the Under 
        Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps, the Assistant 
        Secretaries of the Navy and Marine Corps, and the 
        General Counsel of the Department of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps, respectively.

SEC. 932. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE.

  (a) Definition of ``Military Department''.--Paragraph (8) of 
section 101(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
          ``(8) The term `military department' means the 
        Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps, and the Department of the Air Force.''.
  (b) Organization of Department.--The text of section 5011 of 
such title is amended to read as follows: ``The Department of 
the Navy and Marine Corps is separately organized under the 
Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps.''.
  (c) Position of Secretary.--Section 5013(a)(1) of such title 
is amended by striking ``There is a Secretary of the Navy'' and 
inserting ``There is a Secretary of the Navy and Marine 
Corps''.
  (d) Chapter Headings.--
          (1) The heading of chapter 503 of such title is 
        amended to read as follows:

       ``CHAPTER 503--DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS''.

          (2) The heading of chapter 507 of such title is 
        amended to read as follows:

  ``CHAPTER 507--COMPOSITION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND MARINE 
                                CORPS''.

  (e) Other Amendments.--
          (1) Title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
        striking ``Department of the Navy'' and ``Secretary of 
        the Navy'' each place they appear other than as 
        specified in subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) 
        (including in section headings, subsection captions, 
        tables of chapters, and tables of sections) and 
        inserting ``Department of the Navy and Marine Corps'' 
        and ``Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps'', 
        respectively, in each case with the matter inserted to 
        be in the same typeface and typestyle as the matter 
        stricken.
          (2)(A) Sections 5013(f), 5014(b)(2), 5016(a), 
        5017(2), 5032(a), and 5042(a) of such title are amended 
        by striking ``Assistant Secretaries of the Navy'' and 
        inserting ``Assistant Secretaries of the Navy and 
        Marine Corps''.
          (B) The heading of section 5016 of such title, and 
        the item relating to such section in the table of 
        sections at the beginning of chapter 503 of such title, 
        are each amended by inserting ``and Marine Corps'' 
        after ``of the Navy'', with the matter inserted in each 
        case to be in the same typeface and typestyle as the 
        matter amended.

SEC. 933. OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW AND OTHER REFERENCES.

  (a) Title 37, United States Code.--Title 37, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``Department of the Navy'' and 
``Secretary of the Navy'' each place they appear and inserting 
``Department of the Navy and Marine Corps'' and ``Secretary of 
the Navy and Marine Corps'', respectively.
  (b) Other References.--Any reference in any law other than in 
title 10 or title 37, United States Code, or in any regulation, 
document, record, or other paper of the United States, to the 
Department of the Navy shall be considered to be a reference to 
the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. Any such reference 
to an office specified in section 931(b) shall be considered to 
be a reference to that officer as redesignated by that section.

SEC. 934. EFFECTIVE DATE.

  This subtitle and the amendments made by this subtitle shall 
take effect on the first day of the first month beginning more 
than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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  61. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Blunt Rochester of 
           Delaware or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title X of division A, add the 
following:

SEC. ___. SENSE OF CONGRESS HONORING THE DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, 
                    DELAWARE, HOME TO THE 436TH AIRLIFT WING, THE 512TH 
                    AIRLIFT WING, AND THE CHARLES C. CARSON CENTER FOR 
                    MORTUARY AFFAIRS.

  (a) Findings.--Congress find the following:
          (1) The Dover Air Force Base is home more than 4,000 
        active-duty military and civilian employees tasked with 
        defending the United States of America.
          (2) The Dover Air Force Base supports the mission of 
        the 436th Airlift Wing, known as ``Eagle Wing'' and the 
        512th Airlift Wing, known as Liberty Wing.
          (3) The ``Eagle Wing'' serves as a unit of the 
        Eighteenth Air Force headquartered with the Air 
        Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
          (4) The ``Eagle Wing'' flies hundreds of missions 
        throughout the world and provides a quarter of the 
        United States' strategic airlift capability and boasts 
        a global reach to over 100 countries around the world.
          (5) The Dover Air Force Base houses incredible 
        aircrafts utilized by the United States Air Force, 
        including the C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17A Globemaster 
        III aircraft.
          (6) The Dover Air Force Base operates the largest and 
        busiest air freight terminal in the Department of 
        Defense, fulfilling an important role in our Nation's 
        military.
          (7) The Air Mobility Command Museum is located on the 
        Dover Air Force base and welcomes thousands of visitors 
        each year to learn more about the United States Air 
        Force.
          (8) The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs 
        fulfills our Nation's sacred commitment of ensuring 
        dignity, honor and respect to the fallen and care 
        service and support to their families.
          (9) The mortuary mission at Dover Air Force Base 
        dates back to 1955 and is the only Department of 
        Defense mortuary in the continental United States.
          (10) Service members who serve at the Center for 
        Mortuary Affairs are often so moved by their work that 
        they voluntarily elect to serve multiple tours because 
        they feel called to serve our fallen heroes.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--Congress--
          (1) honors and expresses sincerest gratitude to the 
        women and men of the Dover Air Force Base for their 
        distinguished service;
          (2) acknowledges the incredible sacrifice and service 
        of the families of active duty members of the United 
        States military;
          (3) encourages the people of the United States to 
        keep in their thoughts and their prayers the women and 
        men of the United States Armed Forces; and
          (4) recognizes the incredibly unique and important 
        work of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and 
        the role they play in honoring our fallen heroes.
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    62. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fitzpatrick of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 2__. PROCESS FOR COORDINATION OF STUDIES AND ANALYSIS RESEARCH OF 
                    THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

  The Secretary of Defense shall implement a Department of 
Defense-wide process under which the heads of the military 
departments and Defense Agencies responsible for managing 
requests for studies and analysis research are required to 
coordinate annual research requests and ongoing research 
efforts to minimize duplication and reduce costs.
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    63. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fitzpatrick of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle C of title IX the following new 
section:

SEC. 9__. REVIEW OF FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES AND ANALYSIS OF 
                    FOREIGN CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS APPROPRIATION.

  With respect to a contract for goods and services paid for 
with foreign currency, the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller), in coordination with each Secretary of a 
military department, shall conduct a review of the exchange 
rate for such foreign currency used when making a disbursement 
pursuant to such a contract to determine whether cost-savings 
opportunities exist by more consistently selecting cost-
effective rates. Such review shall include an analysis of 
realized and projected losses to determine the necessary 
balance of the appropriation ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, 
Defense''. The Secretary of Defense may use the results of such 
analysis to determine the amount of any transfers to the 
appropriation ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense''.
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    64. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fitzpatrick of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 124, after line 2, insert the following new section:

SEC. 528. COMPLETION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE 2310.07E 
                    REGARDING MISSING PERSONS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall make the 
completion of Department of Defense Directive 2310.07E a top 
priority in order to improve the efficiency of locating missing 
persons.
  (b) Definition.--In this section, the term ``missing person'' 
has the meaning given such term in section 1513 of title 10, 
United States Code.
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 65. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Poe of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12__. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS.

  (a) Imposition of Sanctions.--
          (1) In general.--Beginning on the date that is 90 
        days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
        President shall impose the sanctions described in 
        paragraph (2) with respect to As-Saib Ahl al-Haq and 
        Harakat Hizballah al-Nujaba and foreign persons that 
        are officials, agents, affiliates of, or owned or 
        controlled by As-Saib Ahl al-Haq or Harakat Hizballah 
        al-Nujaba, as the case may be.
          (2) Sanctions described.--The sanctions described in 
        this paragraph are sanctions applicable with respect to 
        a foreign person pursuant to Executive Order 13224 (50 
        U.S.C. 1701 note; relating to blocking property and 
        prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, 
        threaten to commit, or support terrorism).
          (3) Exception.--The authorities and requirements to 
        impose sanctions under this section shall not include 
        the authority or requirement to impose sanctions on the 
        importation of goods (as such term is defined in 
        section 16 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 
        U.S.C. 4618) (as continued in effect pursuant to the 
        International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
        1701 et seq.))).
  (b) Additional Reporting.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall 
        transmit to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign 
        Relations of Senate a report that includes a detailed 
        list of global entities with respect to which there is 
        a reasonable basis to determine that Iran's Islamic 
        Revolutionary Guard Corps has an ownership interest in 
        such entity of not less than 33 percent.
          (2) Form.--The report required under paragraph (1) 
        shall be submitted in unclassified form but may contain 
        a classified annex.
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66. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carbajal of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle I of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 5__. USE OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING MANUALS.

  The Secretary of Defense shall encourage the military 
departments to transition training manuals, emergency guidance, 
and other publications needed to train members of the Armed 
Forces to applications on mobile telephones that use innovative 
technologies and provide for interaction between trainees and 
information needed to complete training in a manner that is 
cost efficient.
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67. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lance of New Jersey or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 175, after line 17, insert the following new section:

SEC. 573. AWARD OF MEDALS OR OTHER COMMENDATIONS TO HANDLERS OF 
                    MILITARY WORKING DOGS AND MILITARY WORKING DOGS.

  (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
``Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act''.
  (b) Award of Medals or Other Commendations to Handlers of 
Military Working Dogs and Military Working Dogs.--
          (1) Program of award required.--Each Secretary of a 
        military department shall carry out a program to 
        provide for the award of one or more medals or other 
        commendations to handlers of military working dogs, and 
        to military working dogs, under the jurisdiction of 
        such Secretary to recognize valor or meritorious 
        achievement by such handlers and dogs.
          (2) Medal and commendations.--Any medal or 
        commendation awarded pursuant to a program under 
        paragraph (1) shall be of such design, and include such 
        elements, as the Secretary of the military department 
        concerned shall specify.
          (3) Regulations.--Medals and commendations shall be 
        awarded under programs under paragraph (1) in 
        accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary 
        of Defense for purposes of this section.
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68. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Foster of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title XXXI, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 31__. NUCLEAR FORENSICS ANALYSES.

  (a) Independent Assessment.--Not later than 30 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Energy, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, shall seek to enter into an agreement with 
the National Academy of Sciences for an independent assessment 
of nuclear forensic analyses conducted by the Federal 
Government.
  (b) Elements.--The assessment conducted by the National 
Academy of Sciences shall, at minimum, include the following:
          (1) An assessment of a representative sample of 
        nuclear forensic analyses from across the Federal 
        departments and agencies, with particular emphasis on 
        the validity, quality, value, cost effectiveness, gaps, 
        and timeliness of such analyses.
          (2) An assessment of the methodologies used by 
        nuclear forensics analyses from across the Federal 
        departments and agencies, including the scientific 
        rigor of such methodologies.
          (3) Recommendations for improving nuclear forensics 
        analyses conducted by the Federal Government, including 
        any best practices or lessons learned that should be 
        shared across the Federal departments and agencies.
  (c) Submission.--Not later than one year after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Energy shall submit 
to the appropriate congressional committees a report containing 
the assessment of the National Academy of Sciences under 
subsection (a).
  (d) Briefing on Senior-level Involvement in Exercises.--Not 
later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the President shall provide to the appropriate congressional 
committees a briefing on the involvement of senior-level 
executive branch leadership in recent and planned nuclear 
terrorism preparedness or response exercises, or any other 
exercise that have nuclear forensic analysis as a component of 
the exercise.
  (e) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the congressional defense committees; and
          (2) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House 
        of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland 
        Security and Government Affairs of the Senate.
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69. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cardenas of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title VII, insert the following:

SEC. ____. PILOT PROGRAM ON MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION IN PRE-
                    DEPLOYMENT TRAINING.

  (a) Pilot Program.--The Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
with the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the 
Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, 
shall carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary 
provides mindfulness-based stress reduction training to members 
of the Armed Forces before their deployment to a combat theater 
of operations.
  (b) Study and Report.--The Secretary of Defense shall study 
and submit to Congress a report on the effectiveness of 
training under the pilot program, including the effect of the 
training on--
          (1) managing stress; and
          (2) preventing post-traumatic stress disorder.
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 70. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle I of title V, insert the following:

SEC. __. ADDRESSING ATTRITION LEVELS OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY.

  Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Defense shall develop and carry out an 
exit survey to be completed by members of the Armed Forces to 
assist the Secretary to assess the reasons that attrition 
levels for women are higher than for men at various career 
points.
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 71. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 2__. JET NOISE REDUCTION PROGRAM OF THE NAVY.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of the Navy, acting through 
the Director of the Office of Naval Research, may carry out a 
jet noise reduction program to study the physics of, and 
reduce, jet noise produced by high-performance military 
aircraft.
  (b) Elements.--In carrying out the program under subsection 
(a), the Secretary may--
          (1) identify material and non-material solutions to 
        reduce jet noise;
          (2) develop and transition such solutions to the 
        fleet;
          (3) communicate relevant discoveries to the civilian 
        aviation community; and
          (4) support the development of theoretical noise 
        models, computational prediction tools, noise control 
        strategies, diagnostic tools, and enhanced source 
        localization.
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 72. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 433, line 2, insert ``oversight,'' before ``and 
sustainment of''.
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73. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Smith of Washington or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MISSIONS, OPERATIONS, AND 
                    ACTIVITIES IN NIGER AND THE BROADER REGION.

  (a) Report Required.----
          (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
        Defense, in consultation as appropriate with the 
        Secretary of State, shall submit to the congressional 
        defense committees, the Committee on Foreign Relations 
        of the Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of 
        the House of Representatives a report on the missions, 
        operations, and activities of the Department in Niger 
        and the broader region that includes the following:
                  (A) A description of the objectives and the 
                associated lines of efforts of the Department 
                in Niger and the broader region, and the 
                benchmarks for assessing progress toward such 
                objectives.
                  (B) A description of the timeline for 
                achieving such objectives in Niger and the 
                broader region.
                  (C) A justification of the relevance of such 
                objectives in Niger and the broader region to 
                the national security of the United States and 
                to the objectives in the National Defense 
                Strategy.
                  (D) A description of steps the Department is 
                taking to ensure that security cooperation in 
                Niger and the broader region is effectively 
                coordinated with the diplomatic and development 
                activities of the Department of State and the 
                United States Agency for International 
                Development.
                  (E) A description of the legal, operational, 
                and fiscal authorities relating to the lines of 
                effort of the Department in Niger and the 
                broader region.
                  (F) An identification of measures to mitigate 
                operational risk to and increase the 
                preparedness of members of the Armed Forces 
                conducting missions, operations, or activities 
                in Niger or the broader region.
                  (G) An assessment of the command and support 
                relationships of United States Africa Command 
                with subordinate component commands, including 
                Special Operations Command Africa.
                  (H) An identification and description of each 
                implemented recommendation from the Army 
                Regulation 15-6 investigation report conducted 
                by United States Africa Command regarding the 
                deaths of four soldiers in Niger on October 4, 
                2017.
                  (I) Any other matter the Secretary determines 
                to be appropriate.
          (2) Scope of report.--For purposes of the report 
        required by paragraph (1), the term ``broader region'' 
        includes Algeria, Libya, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, 
        Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali.
  (b) Form.--The report required by subsection (a)(1) shall be 
submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified 
annex.
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74. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bera of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 5__. REPORT ON AVAILABILITY OF COLLEGE CREDIT FOR SKILLS ACQUIRED 
                    DURING MILITARY SERVICE.

  Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the 
Secretaries of Veterans Affairs, Education, and Labor, shall 
submit to Congress a report on the transfer of skills into 
equivalent college credits or technical certifications for 
members of the Armed Forces leaving the military. Such report 
shall describe each the following:
          (1) Each skill that may be acquired during military 
        service that is eligible for transfer into an 
        equivalent college credit or technical certification.
          (2) The academic level of the equivalent college 
        credit or technical certification for which each such 
        skill is eligible.
          (3) Each academic institution that awards an 
        equivalent college credit or technical certification 
        for such skills, including--
                  (A) whether each such academic institution is 
                public or private and whether such institution 
                is for profit; and
                  (B) the number of veterans that applied to 
                such academic institutions who were able to 
                receive equivalent college credits or technical 
                certifications in the last fiscal year, and the 
                academic level of the credits or 
                certifications.
          (4) The number of members of the Armed Forces who 
        left the military in the last fiscal year and the 
        number of those individuals who met with an academic or 
        technical training advisor as part of their 
        participation in the Transition Assistance Program.
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   75. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 874, insert after line 6 the following:

SEC. 2815. PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE LEASING OF PROPERTY.

  (a) Requiring Certification by Secretaries of Military 
Departments Prior to Entering Into Leases That Property Owned 
by United States Is Not Available to Carry Out Purpose of 
Lease.--
          (1) Additional requirement in reports on leases of 
        real property.--Section 2662(a)(5)(B) of title 10, 
        United States Code, as amended by section 2812 of the 
        National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
        (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1849), is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``or'' at the end of clause 
                (ii);
                  (B) by striking the period at the end of 
                clause (iii) and inserting ``; or''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                clause:
                  ``(iv) facilities in property under the 
                jurisdiction of the Department of Defense may 
                not be reconfigured to support the purpose of 
                the proposed lease in an appropriate and cost-
                effective manner.''.
          (2) Effective date; notice of compliance.--
                  (A) Effective date.--The amendment made by 
                paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to 
                leases entered into or renewed on or after the 
                expiration of the 60-day period which begins on 
                the date of the enactment of this Act.
                  (B) Report on steps taken to ensure future 
                compliance.--Upon the completion of any general 
                steps necessary to ensure that the Department 
                of Defense will be able to meet the 
                requirements of subsection (a)(5) of section 
                2662 of title 10, United States Code (as 
                amended by paragraph (1)) with respect to all 
                leases entered into or renewed after the 
                expiration of the period described in 
                subparagraph (A), including the promulgation of 
                any regulations or the issuance of other 
                guidance, the Secretary of Defense shall submit 
                a one-time report to the Committees on Armed 
                Services of the House of Representatives and 
                Senate and shall post a copy of the report on 
                the public website of the Department of 
                Defense.
  (b) Improving Accuracy of Information in Reports by Secretary 
of Defense on Real Property Leases.--
          (1) Information on costs of leases.--In preparing any 
        inventory or report on real property leased by the 
        Department of Defense, including information on 
        property included in a Base Structure Report and 
        information in the Real Property Asset Database of the 
        Department of Defense, the Secretary of Defense shall--
                  (A) in the case of a lease which covers 
                multiple assets of the Department, provide a 
                separate breakdown of the rent and other costs 
                (including parking) associated with each such 
                asset; and
                  (B) in the case of real property which is 
                subject to multiple leases entered into by the 
                Department, provide a separate breakdown for 
                each such lease and the costs associated with 
                each such lease.
          (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        the enactment of this Act, or at the time of publishing 
        the next Base Structure Report prepared after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act (whichever occurs 
        earlier), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
        Committees on Armed Services of the House of 
        Representatives and Senate a report detailing the steps 
        the Secretary has taken to ensure compliance with the 
        requirements of paragraph (1).
  (c) Review by Government Accountability Office.--Not later 
than 1 year after the date on which the Secretary of Defense 
submits the one-time report required under subparagraph (B) of 
subsection (a)(2), the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall prepare and submit to Congress a report on--
          (1) the extent to which the Department is in 
        compliance with subsection (a)(5) of section 2662 of 
        title 10, United States Code (as amended by subsection 
        (a)(1)), including the regulations and guidance 
        promulgated and issued by the Secretary to ensure 
        compliance with such subsection, as of the date on 
        which the Secretary submits the report; and
          (2) the extent to which the Secretary is including 
        the information required under subsection (b) in 
        inventories and reports on real property leased by the 
        Department, as of the date on which the Secretary 
        submits the report.
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 76. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schiff of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle C of title XII the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON UNITED STATES STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA.

  Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate a report 
providing a detailed explanation of the legal basis under both 
domestic and international law for the strikes conducted by the 
United States against Syrian regime targets on April 6, 2017, 
and April 13, 2018, including a detailed legal analysis of 
relevant authorities and precedents. Such report shall be 
unclassified, but may include a classified annex.
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77. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Heck of Washington or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle I of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 5__. PROOF OF PERIOD OF MILITARY SERVICE FOR PURPOSES OF INTEREST 
                    RATE LIMITATION UNDER THE SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL 
                    RELIEF ACT.

  Section 207(b)(1) of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 
U.S.C. 3937(b)(1)) is amended to read as follows:
          ``(1) Proof of military service.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Not later than 180 days 
                after the date of a servicemember's termination 
                or release from military service, in order for 
                an obligation or liability of the servicemember 
                to be subject to the interest rate limitation 
                in subsection (a), the servicemember shall 
                provide to the creditor written notice and a 
                copy of--
                          ``(i) the military orders calling the 
                        servicemember to military service and 
                        any orders further extending military 
                        service; or
                          ``(ii) any other appropriate 
                        indicator of military service, 
                        including a certified letter from a 
                        commanding officer.
                  ``(B) Independent verification by creditor.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Regardless of 
                        whether a servicemember has provided to 
                        a creditor the written notice and 
                        documentation under subparagraph (A), 
                        the creditor may use, in lieu of such 
                        notice and documentation, information 
                        retrieved from the Defense Manpower 
                        Database Center through the creditor's 
                        normal business reviews of the Database 
                        Center for purposes of obtaining 
                        information indicating that the 
                        servicemember is on active duty.
                          ``(ii) Safe harbor.--A creditor that 
                        uses the information retrieved from the 
                        Defense Manpower Database Center under 
                        clause (i) with respect to a 
                        servicemember has not failed to treat 
                        the debt of the servicemember in 
                        accordance with subsection (a) if--
                                  ``(I) such information 
                                indicates that, on the date the 
                                creditor retrieves such 
                                information, the servicemember 
                                is not on active duty; and
                                  ``(II) the creditor has not, 
                                as of such date, received the 
                                written notice and 
                                documentation required under 
                                subparagraph (A) with respect 
                                to the servicemember.''.
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78. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Esty of Connecticut or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle I of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. ___. REPORT REGARDING POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO PROCESSING 
                    RETIREMENTS AND MEDICAL DISCHARGES.

  (a) Report Required.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall 
issue a report to the congressional defense committees and the 
Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of 
Representatives regarding possible improvements to the 
transition of members of the Armed Forces to veteran status.
  (b) Elements.--The report under subsection (a) shall address 
the following:
          (1) Feasibility of requiring members of the Armed 
        Forces to apply for benefits administered by the 
        Secretary of Veterans Affairs before such members 
        complete discharge from the Armed Forces.
          (2) Feasibility of requiring members of the Armed 
        Forces to undergo compensation and pension examinations 
        (to be administered by the Secretary of Defense) for 
        purposes of obtaining benefits described in paragraph 
        (1) before such members complete discharge from active 
        duty in the Armed Forces.
          (3) Possible improvements to the timeliness of the 
        process for transitioning members who undergo medical 
        discharge to care provided by the Secretary of Veterans 
        Affairs.
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  79. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Krishnamoorthi of 
           Illinois or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 162, after line 17, insert the following:
                  (D) The number and percentage of individuals 
                served by the pilot program who are employed in 
                a field that matches their skills and training.
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 80. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gabbard of Hawaii or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle D of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. REPORT ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR 
                    CIVIL RESPONSE TEAMS TO VOLCANIC ACTIVITY.

  (a) Report Required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
and the Director of the United States Geological Survey, shall 
submit to Congress a report on personal protective equipment 
requirements for civil defense response teams to volcanic 
activity and civilian communities in the vicinity of active 
volcanic activity, including protection against sulfur dioxide 
gas.
  (b) Transfer of Equipment Authorized.--If the Secretary of 
Defense determines that the Department of Defense is in 
possession of excess personal protective equipment that is not 
needed for current and future planned operational requirements, 
the Secretary may transfer such excess equipment to State and 
local civil defense agencies upon request from the governor or 
equivalent official of a State.
  (c) Definition of State.--In this section, the term ``State'' 
means each of the several States of the United States, the 
District of Columbia, and any territory, commonwealth, or 
possession of the United States.
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 81. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 116, after line 2, insert the following new section:

SEC. 515. PILOT PROGRAM FOR EOD-QUALIFIED MEMBERS OF THE ARMY NATIONAL 
                    GUARD TO SUPPORT CIVIL AUTHORITIES.

  (a) Pilot Program Authorized.--The Secretary of the Army may 
carry out a pilot program under which EOD-qualified members of 
the Army National Guard may conduct planning and immediate 
response defense support to civil authorities.
  (b) Objectives.--The Secretary of the Army shall design a 
pilot program conducted under this section to determine the 
following:
          (1) The feasibility and effectiveness of establishing 
        program described in subsection (a).
          (2) The merits of using EOD-qualified members of the 
        Army National Guard on full-time National Guard duty 
        versus such members on active duty for such a pilot 
        program.
          (3) The need for legislative authority to conduct 
        such a pilot program.
          (4) The costs to make such a pilot program permanent.
  (c) Consultation.--In developing a pilot program under this 
section, the Secretary of the Army shall consult with the 
Commanders of the United States Northern Command and United 
States Pacific Command regarding--
          (1) defeating sustained bombings in the United 
        States, including the territories and possessions;
          (2) plans for EOD defense support of designated 
        national special security events;
          (3) plans for EOD defense support of the national 
        response framework activities of the Departments of 
        Justice and Homeland Security;
          (4) EOD immediate response for recovery of Department 
        of Defense munitions off-installation; and
          (5) EOD immediate response in support of civilian law 
        enforcement agencies.
  (d) Authority for Pay and Allowances.--The Secretary of 
Defense may, subject to appropriations, make funds available to 
fund pay, allowances, travel, training, operations, and 
maintenance costs for members of the Army National Guard who 
participate in the pilot program.
  (e) Commencement; Duration.--The Secretary of the Army may 
commence a pilot program under this section on or after January 
1, 2019. All activities under such a pilot program shall 
terminate no later than December 31, 2023.
  (f) Report.--If the Secretary of the Army carries out a pilot 
program under this section, the Secretary shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees a report containing an 
evaluation of the pilot program, including determinations 
described in subsection (b), not later than January 1, 2021.
  (g) EOD Defined.--In this section, the term ``EOD'' means 
explosive ordnance disposal.
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 82. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, add the following:

SEC. ___. EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL DEFENSE PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 136 of title 10, United States Code, 
as amended by section 851, is further amended by adding at the 
end the following new section:

``SEC. 2284. EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL DEFENSE PROGRAM.

  ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall carry out a 
program to be known as the `Explosive Ordnance Disposal Defense 
Program' (in this section referred to as the `Program') under 
which the Secretary shall ensure close and continuous 
coordination between military departments on matters relating 
to explosive ordnance disposal support for commanders of 
geographic and functional combatant commands.
  ``(b) Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities.--The plan 
under subsection (a) shall include provisions under which--
          ``(1) the Secretary of Defense shall--
                  ``(A) assign the responsibility for the 
                direction, coordination, integration of the 
                explosive ordnance disposal defense program 
                within the Department of Defense;
                  ``(B) designate the Assistant Secretary of 
                Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, Biological 
                Defense Programs as the key individual for the 
                explosive ordnance disposal defense program 
                that develops and oversees policy, plans, 
                programs and budgets, and issues guidance and 
                provides direction on Department of Defense 
                explosive ordnance disposal activities;
                  ``(C) designate the Secretary of the Navy, or 
                a designee of the Secretary's choice, as the 
                executive agent for the Department of Defense 
                that provides oversight of the joint program 
                executive officer whom coordinates and 
                integrates joint requirements for explosive 
                ordnance disposal and carries out joint 
                research, development, test and evaluation and 
                procurement activities on behalf of the 
                military departments and combatant commands 
                with respect to explosive ordnance disposal;
                  ``(D) designate the Director of the Defense 
                Threat Reduction Agency as the responsible 
                combat support agency that will exercise fund 
                management responsibility of the Department of 
                Defense-Wide Program Element for explosive 
                ordnance disposal research, development, test 
                and evaluation, transactions other than 
                contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants 
                related to section 2371 of title 10 during 
                research projects including rapid prototyping 
                and limited procurement urgent activities, and 
                acquisition;
                  ``(E) designate an Army explosive ordnance 
                disposal-qualified general officer as the 
                responsible senior leader of the Defense Threat 
                Reduction Agency's Joint Improvised-Threat 
                Defeat Organization that serves as the Chairman 
                of the Department of Defense explosive ordnance 
                disposal defense program board,
          ``(2) the Secretary of each military department shall 
        assess the needs of the military department concerned 
        with respect to explosive ordnance disposal and may 
        carry out research, development, test and evaluation 
        activities, including other transactions and 
        procurement activities to address military department 
        unique needs such as weapon systems, manned and 
        unmanned vehicles and platforms, cyber and 
        communication equipment and the integration of 
        explosive ordnance disposal sets, kits and outfits and 
        department's developed explosive ordnance disposal 
        tools, equipment, sets, kits and outfits.
  ``(c) Annual Budget Justification Documents.--
          ``(1) For fiscal year 2021 and each fiscal year 
        thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
        Congress with the defense budget materials a 
        consolidated budget justification display, in 
        classified and unclassified form, that includes all of 
        activities of the Department of Defense relating to the 
        Program.
          ``(2) The budget display under paragraph (1) for a 
        fiscal year shall include a single program element for 
        each of the following:
                  ``(A) Civilian and military pay.
                  ``(B) Research, development, test, and 
                evaluation.
                  ``(C) Procurement.
                  ``(D) Other transaction agreements.
                  ``(E) Military construction.
          ``(3) The budget display shall include funding data 
        for each of the military department's respective 
        activities related to explosive ordnance disposal, 
        including--
                  ``(A) operations and maintenance; and
                  ``(B) overseas contingency operations.
  ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `explosive ordnance' means any 
        munitions containing explosives, nuclear fission or 
        fusion materials, or biological or chemical agents, 
        including--
                  ``(A) bombs and warheads;
                  ``(B) guided and ballistic missiles;
                  ``(C) artillery, mortar, rocket, and small 
                arms munitions;
                  ``(D) mines, torpedoes, and depth charges;
                  ``(E) demolition charges;
                  ``(F) pyrotechnics;
                  ``(G) clusters and dispensers;
                  ``(H) cartridge and propellant actuated 
                devices;
                  ``(I) electro-explosives devices;
                  ``(J) clandestine and improvised explosive 
                devices, including improvised nuclear, chemical 
                and biological devices; and
                  ``(K) similar or related items or components 
                explosive in nature.
          ``(2) The term `disposal' means, with respect to 
        explosive ordnance, the assessment, sampling, 
        detection, identification, verification, field 
        evaluation, defeat, disablement, neutralization, or 
        rendering-safe, war-head packaging, recovery, 
        exploitation, and final disposition of ordnance.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of such chapter, as amended by section 851, is 
further amended by adding at end the following new section:

``2284. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Defense Program.''.
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83. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Castro of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12_. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF EXERCISES 
                    CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IN THE INDO-
                    PACIFIC REGION.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) The Indo-Pacific region is home to over 60 
        percent of the world's population and is prone to 
        natural disasters particularly due to its proximity to 
        a geological vulnerable region.
          (2) The multilateral Pacific Partnership exercise, 
        first conducted in 2006 in response to the humanitarian 
        and disaster relief operations for the December 2004 
        Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, involved the 
        participation of 22 partner nations to improve the 
        ability of each country to conduct humanitarian 
        assistance and disaster relief efforts.
          (3) The Pacific Partnership is the largest annual 
        multilateral disaster preparedness mission conducted in 
        the Indo-Pacific region.
          (4) The United States Agency for International 
        Development, including through its Office of Foreign 
        Disaster Assistance, leads and coordinates United 
        States humanitarian efforts in foreign countries and 
        often partners with the Department of Defense in 
        responding to disasters.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) the Pacific Partnership, a civic and humanitarian 
        mission which the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, 
        in conjunction with partner nations, nongovernmental 
        organizations, and other United States and 
        international governmental agencies conducts to 
        strengthen alliances, improves United States and 
        partner capacity to deliver humanitarian assistance and 
        disaster relief and improves security cooperation among 
        the partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region;
          (2) the Department of Defense should continue to play 
        a role in response to requests for support in 
        international humanitarian assistance and disaster 
        response drawing on its unique capabilities, manpower, 
        and forward-deployed resources; and
          (3) the Secretary of Defense should assess the United 
        States force posture in the Indo-Pacific region for 
        future Pacific Partnerships and work to expand 
        engagements in the entirety of the Indo-Pacific region 
        if appropriate and if applicable renaming the program 
        as the ``Indo-Pacific Partnership''.
  (c) Briefing.--Not later than the end of the first full 
fiscal year beginning after the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary of Defense shall provide to the appropriate 
congressional committees a briefing on the following:
          (1) A description of humanitarian assistance and 
        disaster relief exercises conducted by the Department 
        of Defense in the Indo-Pacific region in the previous 
        year that also identifies the partner countries and 
        militaries involved in any such operations and 
        exercises.
          (2) A description of any planned humanitarian 
        assistance and disaster relief exercises for the 
        following fiscal year in the Indo-Pacific region.
          (3) A description of any constraints on the ability 
        of the Department of Defense to conduct humanitarian 
        assistance and disaster relief exercises, including in 
        resources.
          (4) A description of any efforts undertaken by the 
        Secretary of Defense to ease operational burdens on the 
        Armed Forces of the United States to participate in 
        humanitarian assistance or disaster relief exercises, 
        such as the pre-positioning of equipment, inclusion of 
        additional partners, and inclusion of exercises that 
        may ordinarily be conducted independently of any 
        humanitarian assistance operation or exercise.
  (d) Appropriate Congressional Committee Defined.--In 
subsection (c), the term ``appropriate congressional 
committees'' means--
          (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
          (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
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84. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thornberry of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. JOINT STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF WIND FARMS ON WEATHER RADARS AND 
                    MILITARY OPERATIONS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall enter into an 
arrangement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration to conduct a study on the impact wind farms have 
on weather radars and subsequently Department of Defense 
operations and readiness.
  (b) Elements.--The study required pursuant to subsection (a) 
shall include the following:
          (1) The potential impacts of wind farms on NEXRAD 
        radars and other Federal radars used by the Department 
        of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration, and the National Weather Service for 
        weather forecasts and warnings.
          (2) The subsequent impacts of wind farms on 
        Department of Defense aviation readiness, including--
                  (A) Department of Defense air traffic control 
                radars;
                  (B) minimum vectoring altitudes, in 
                particular around military flight training 
                bases;
                  (C) air-to-ground drop zones;
                  (D) air-to-ground bombing and test ranges;
                  (E) military operating areas that extend to 
                the surface;
                  (F) military training routes;
                  (G) over-the-horizon radars; and
                  (H) Department of Defense weather radars.
          (3) Examples of when interference from the wind farms 
        has affected the ability of the National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration to forecast or warn for 
        dangerous weather.
          (4) Recommendations to reduce, mitigate, or eliminate 
        the potential impacts.
          (5) An analysis of the distance that wind turbines 
        need to be away from the radars to ensure no impact.
          (6) Recommendations for addressing the impacts to 
        NEXRADs and weather radar due to increasing turbine 
        heights.
          (7) Recommendations to reduce or eliminate impacts of 
        existing wind turbines, including those projects that 
        are being repowered by developers to increase turbine 
        heights.
          (8) Recommendations to ensure wind farms do not 
        impact the ability of the National Oceanic and 
        Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather 
        Service to warn or forecast hazardous weather.
          (9) The cumulative impacts of multiple wind farms 
        near a single radar on the ability of the National 
        Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National 
        Weather Service to warn or forecast hazardous weather.
          (10) Recommendations to reduce or eliminate the 
        cumulative impacts of multiple wind farms.
          (11) An analysis of whether certain wind turbine 
        projects, based on project layout, turbine orientation, 
        number of turbines, density of turbines, proximity to 
        radar, or turbine height result in greater impacts to 
        the missions of Department of Defense, the National 
        Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the 
        National Weather Service, and if so, how can those 
        projects be better cited to reduce or eliminate NEXRAD 
        impacts.
  (c) Submittal to Congress.--Not later than 12 months after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the 
study conducted pursuant to subsection (a).
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85. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan of New Mexico or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title XXXI, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 31__. INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT OF PLUTONIUM STRATEGY.

  (a) Statement of Policy.--It is the policy of the United 
States that--
          (1) Los Alamos National Laboratory is the Plutonium 
        Science and Production Center of Excellence for the 
        United States; and
          (2) Los Alamos National Laboratory will produce a 
        minimum of 30 pits per year for the national pit 
        production mission and will implement surge efforts to 
        exceed 30 pits per year to meet Nuclear Posture Review 
        and national policy.
  (b) Independent Assessment.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 30 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
        Defense shall seek to enter into a contract with a 
        federally funded research and development center to 
        conduct an assessment of the plutonium strategy of the 
        National Nuclear Security Administration. The 
        assessment shall include--
                  (A) an analysis of the engineering assessment 
                and an analysis of alternatives;
                  (B) an assessment of the science and strategy 
                of retrofitting the facility for plutonium 
                production, including the cost, schedule, and 
                feasibility of licensing; and
                  (C) an assessment of the strategy considered 
                for manufacturing up to 80 pits per year at Los 
                Alamos through the use of multiple labor shifts 
                and additional equipment at PF-4 until modular 
                facilities are completed to provide a long-
                term, single-labor shift capacity.
          (2) Selection.--The Secretary may not enter into the 
        contract under paragraph (1) with a federally funded 
        research and development center for which the 
        Department of Energy or the National Nuclear Security 
        Administration is the primary sponsor.
          (3) Submission.--Not later than April 1, 2019, the 
        federally funded research and development center shall 
        submit to the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator 
        for Nuclear Security, and the Nuclear Weapons Council a 
        report containing the assessment conducted under 
        paragraph (1).
          (4) Submission to congress.--Not later than April 15, 
        2019, the Administrator shall submit to the 
        congressional defense committees the report under 
        paragraph (3), without change.
  (c) Report on Pit Production.--Not later than 180 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Energy 
shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
on the plan for producing plutonium pits 31-80 at Los Alamos, 
in case the MOX facility is not operational and producing pits 
by 2030.
  (d) Capital Development.--The Secretary of Energy shall 
complete--
          (1) by December 2020 a plan, including cost and 
        impact to on-going activities and operations, to reach 
        30 pits per year at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and
          (2) by September 2020 an updated CD-0 (Statement of 
        Mission Need) on the final plan for the national pit 
        production.
  (e) Briefing.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the Chairman of 
the Nuclear Weapons Council and the Administrator for Nuclear 
Security shall jointly provide to the Committees on Armed 
Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to 
any other congressional defense committee upon request, a 
briefing detailing the implementation plan for the plutonium 
strategy of the National Nuclear Security Administration, 
including milestones, accountable personnel for such 
milestones, and mechanisms for ensuring transparency into the 
progress of such strategy for the Department of Defense and the 
congressional defense committees.
  (f) Annual Certification.--Not later than April 1, 2019, and 
each year thereafter through 2025, the Chairman of the Nuclear 
Weapons Council shall submit to the Secretary of Defense, the 
Administrator for Nuclear Security, and the congressional 
defense committees a written certification that the plutonium 
pit production plan of the National Nuclear Security 
Administration is on track to meet--
          (1) the military requirement of 80 pits per year by 
        2030;
          (2) the statutory requirements for pit production 
        timelines under section 4219 of the Atomic Energy 
        Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2538a); and
          (3) all milestones and deliverables described in the 
        plan under subsection (e).
  (g) Failure to Certify.--
          (1) NWC notification.--If in any year the Chairman is 
        unable to submit the certification under subsection 
        (f), the Chairman shall submit to the congressional 
        defense committees, the Secretary of Defense, and the 
        Administrator written notification describing why the 
        Chairman is unable to make such certification.
          (2) NNSA response.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date on which the Chairman makes a notification under 
        paragraph (1), the Administrator shall submit to the 
        congressional defense committees, the Secretary, and 
        the Chairman a report that--
                  (A) addresses the reasons identified in the 
                notification with respect to the failure to 
                make the certification under subsection (f); 
                and
                  (B) includes presentation of either a 
                concurrent backup plan or a recovery plan, and 
                the associated implementation schedules for 
                such plan.
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 86. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Biggs of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON ALLIED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMON DEFENSE.

  (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) in recognition of the growth in the economic and 
        military strength of United States allies which has 
        occurred since the commencement of applicable treaties 
        or other mutual security arrangements--
                  (A) the burdens of mutual defense now assumed 
                by some countries allied with the United States 
                are not commensurate with their economic 
                resources or security environments;
                  (B) many United States allies have failed to 
                consistently meet their commitments and 
                responsibilities;
                  (C) progress towards developing the necessary 
                self-defense capabilities to fulfill 
                commitments and contribute to the common 
                defense has been disappointing at times; and
                  (D) the continued unwillingness of certain 
                allied countries to increase their 
                contributions to the common defense to more 
                appropriate levels will endanger the vitality, 
                effectiveness, and cohesion of the alliances 
                and partnerships between those countries and 
                the United States and increase risks to shared 
                peace and prosperity; and
          (2) the President should seek from each ally or 
        partner country of the United States acceptance of 
        international security responsibilities and agreements 
        to make contributions to the common defense that are 
        commensurate with the economic resources and security 
        environment of such country, including, when 
        appropriate, an increase in host nation support.
  (b) Report on Contributions by Allies.--
          (1) In general.--Chapter 16 of title 10, United 
        States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
        following new section:

``Sec. 387. Report on annual defense spending by ally and partner 
                    countries.

  ``(a) In General.--Not later than March 1, 2019, and annually 
thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
appropriate congressional committees and to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives 
a report that includes a description of--
          ``(1) the annual defense spending of each mutual 
        defense treaty ally and major non-NATO ally, including 
        the nominal budget figure and the share of such 
        spending as a percentage of the ally's gross domestic 
        product, for the fiscal year immediately preceding the 
        fiscal year in which the report is submitted;
          ``(2) the activities of each such ally in 
        contributing to military or stability operations in 
        which the armed forces participate;
          ``(3) any limitations that each such ally places on 
        the use of the armed forces of such ally for such 
        military or stability operations; and
          ``(4) any actions undertaken by the United States or 
        other countries to minimize or modify such limitations.
  ``(b) Form.--The report required by subsection (a) shall be 
submitted in unclassified form but may contain a classified 
annex.
  ``(c) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Mutual defense treaty ally.--The term `mutual 
        defense treaty ally' means a country that is a party to 
        a treaty of mutual defense with the United States.
          ``(2) Major non-nato ally.--The term `major non-NATO 
        ally' means a country so designated pursuant to section 
        2350a or section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
        1961.''.
          (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
        beginning of chapter 16 of such title is amended by 
        inserting after the item relating to section 386 the 
        following new item:

``387. Report on annual defense spending by ally and partner 
          countries.''.
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87. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McSally of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle H of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 573 AUTHORIZATION FOR AWARD OF DISTINGUISHED-SERVICE CROSS TO 
                    JUSTIN T. GALLEGOS FOR ACTS OF VALOR DURING 
                    OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

  (a) Waiver of Time Limitations.--Notwithstanding the time 
limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United 
States Code, or any other time limitations with respect to the 
awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed 
Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished-
Service Cross under section 3742 of such title to Justin T. 
Gallegos for the acts of valor described in subsection (b).
  (b) Acts of Valor Described.--The acts of valor referred to 
in subsection (a) are the actions of Justin T. Gallegos on 
October 3, 2009, as a member of the Army in the grade of Staff 
Sergeant, serving in Afghanistan with the 61st Cavalry 
Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
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 88. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. BRIEFING ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAM TO PROTECT UNITED 
                    STATES STUDENTS AGAINST FOREIGN AGENTS.

  Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall provide a briefing to 
the congressional defense committees on the program described 
in section 1277 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), including an assessment 
on whether the program is beneficial to students interning, 
working part time, or in a program that will result in 
employment post-graduation with Department of Defense 
components and contractors.
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 89. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 543, insert after line 5 the following:

SEC. 1086. REPORT ON CAPACITY OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO PROVIDE 
                    SURVIVORS OF NATURAL DISASTERS WITH EMERGENCY 
                    SHORT-TERM HOUSING.

  Not later than 220 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees a report analyzing the 
capacity of the Department of Defense to provide survivors of 
natural disasters with emergency short-term housing.
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 90. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title XVI, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 16__. REPORT ON SPACE DEBRIS.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 240 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on 
the risks posed by man-made space debris in low-earth orbit, 
including--
          (1) recommendations with respect to the remediation 
        of such risks; and
          (2) outlines of plans to reduce the incident of such 
        space debris.
  (b) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means--
          (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee 
        on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of 
        Representatives; and
          (2) the Committee on Armed Services and Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
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 91. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title V, add the following:

SEC. ___. REPORT ON RATE OF MATERNAL MORTALITY AMONG MEMBERS OF THE 
                    ARMED FORCES.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense, and with respect to members 
of the Coast Guard, the Secretary of the Department in which 
the Coast Guard is operating when it is not operating as a 
service in the Navy, shall submit to Congress a report on the 
rate of maternal mortality among members of the Armed Forces 
and the dependents of such members.
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 92. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 468, line 14, strike ``in'' and insert ``, 
opportunities, and risks related to''.
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 93. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cuellar of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. CORE SAMPLING AT JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

  (a) Site Investigation Required.--The Secretary of the Air 
Force shall conduct a core sampling study along the proposed 
route of the W-6 wastewater treatment line on Air Force real 
property, in compliance with best engineering practices, to 
determine if any regulated or hazardous substances are present 
in the soil along the proposed route.
  (b) Report Required.--Not later than 120 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force 
shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate 
and the House of Representatives a report on the results of the 
core samples taken pursuant to subsection (a).
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94. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Yarmuth of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XV, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 15__. ENDURING COSTS FUNDED THROUGH OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY 
                    OPERATIONS.

  Beginning with the submission of the annual budget for fiscal 
year 2020, and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary 
of Defense shall submit to Congress, as a part of the 
documentation that supports the President's annual budget for 
the Department of Defense for such fiscal year (as submitted to 
Congress under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code), 
an estimate for the costs of operations currently supported in 
part or in whole by funding for overseas contingency operations 
that are likely to continue beyond such contingency. The 
Secretary shall ensure that each estimate is consistent with 
the recommendations included in the Government Accountability 
Report entitled ``Overseas Contingency Operations: OMB and DOD 
Should Revise the Criteria for Determining Eligible Costs and 
Identify the Costs Likely to Endure Long Term'' published 
January 18, 2017.
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95. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Maloney of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 5__. INFORMATION REGARDING COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS.

  (a) Provision of Information.--The Secretary of Defense, and 
with respect to members of the Coast Guard, the Secretary of 
the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating when it is 
not operating as a service in the Navy, shall ensure that a 
member of the Armed Forces who is separating or retiring from 
the Armed Forces may elect to have the Department of Defense 
form DD-214 of the member transmitted to the appropriate county 
veterans service officer based on the mailing address provided 
by the member.
  (b) Database.--The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with 
the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall maintain a database of 
all county veterans service officers.
  (c) County Veterans Service Officer Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``county veterans service officer'' means an 
employee of a county government, local government, or Tribal 
government who is covered by section 14.629(a)(2) of title 38, 
Code of Federal Regulations.
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 96. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Correa of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title X, add the following new section:

SEC. 10__. STUDY ON RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE IN CERTAIN 
                    TECHNICAL FIELDS.

  (a) Study Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a 
study to determine how the Department of Defense can attract 
and recruit from institutions of higher education, including 
the institutions described in subsection (b), students with 
educational backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, 
and mathematics, including the fields of artificial 
intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity.
  (b) Institutions Described.--The institutions described in 
this subsection are--
          (1) Hispanic Serving Institutions (as defined in 
        section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1101a));
          (2) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (as 
        defined in section 322 of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1061)); 
        and
          (3) Asian American and Native American Pacific 
        Islander Serving Institutions (as defined in Section 
        371(c) of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1067q(c)).
  (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
the congressional defense committees a report on the results of 
the study conducted under subsection (a).
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 97. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lee of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XV, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 15__. COMPTROLLER GENERAL REPORT ON USE OF FUNDS PROVIDED BY 
                    OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall submit to Congress a report on how funds 
authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2018 for overseas 
contingency operations were obligated.
  (b) Form.--The report under subsection (a) shall be submitted 
in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.
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    98. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rohrabacher of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12__. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO DR. SHAKIL AFRIDI.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) The attacks of September 11, 2001, killed 
        approximately 3,000 people, most of whom were 
        Americans, but also included hundreds of individuals 
        with foreign citizenships, nearly 350 New York Fire 
        Department personnel, and about 50 law enforcement 
        officers.
          (2) Downed United Airlines flight 93 was reportedly 
        intended, under the control of the al-Qaeda high-
        jackers, to crash into the White House or the Capitol 
        in an attempt to kill the President of the United 
        States or Members of the United States Congress.
          (3) The September 11, 2001, attacks were largely 
        planned and carried out by the al-Qaeda terrorist 
        network led by Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al 
        Zawahiri, after which Osama bin Laden enjoyed safe 
        haven in Pakistan from where he continued to plot 
        deadly attacks against the United States and the world.
          (4) Since 2001, the United States has provided more 
        than $30 billion in security and economic aid to 
        Pakistan.
          (5) The United States very generously and swiftly 
        responded to the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake in Pakistan 
        with more than $200 million in emergency aid and the 
        support of several United States military aircraft, 
        approximately 1,000 United States military personnel, 
        including medical specialists, thousands of tents, 
        blankets, water containers and a variety of other 
        emergency equipment.
          (6) The United States again generously and swiftly 
        contributed approximately $150 million in emergency aid 
        to Pakistan following the 2010 Pakistan flood, in 
        addition to the service of nearly twenty United States 
        military helicopters, their flight crews, and other 
        resources to assist the Pakistan Army's relief efforts.
          (7) The United States continues to work tirelessly to 
        support Pakistan's economic development, including 
        millions of dollars allocated towards the development 
        of Pakistan's energy infrastructure, health services 
        and education system.
          (8) The United States and Pakistan continue to have 
        many critical shared interests, both economic and 
        security related, which could be the foundation for a 
        positive and mutually beneficial partnership.
          (9) Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician, is a 
        hero to whom the people of the United States, Pakistan 
        and the world owe a debt of gratitude for his help in 
        finally locating Osama bin Laden before more innocent 
        American, Pakistani and other lives were lost to this 
        terrorist leader.
          (10) Pakistan, the United States and the 
        international community had failed for nearly 10 years 
        following attacks of September 11, 2001, to locate and 
        bring Osama bin Laden, who continued to kill innocent 
        civilians in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and 
        the United States, to justice without the help of Dr. 
        Afridi.
          (11) The Government of Pakistan's imprisonment of Dr. 
        Afridi presents a serious and growing impediment to the 
        United States' bilateral relations with Pakistan.
          (12) The Government of Pakistan has leveled and 
        allowed baseless charges against Dr. Afridi in a 
        politically motivated, spurious legal process.
          (13) Dr. Afridi is currently imprisoned by the 
        Government of Pakistan, a deplorable and unconscionable 
        situation which calls into question Pakistan's actual 
        commitment to countering terrorism and undermines the 
        notion that Pakistan is a true ally in the struggle 
        against terrorism.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that Dr. 
Shakil Afridi is an international hero and that the Government 
of Pakistan should release him immediately from prison.
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99. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Soto of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  On page 469, line 14, insert ``, distributed ledger 
technologies,'' after ``quantum sciences''.
  On page 469, line 21, insert ``distributed ledger 
technologies,'' after ``quantum sciences,''.
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100. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 201, after line 11, insert the following new section:

SEC. 626. EXTENSION OF CERTAIN MORALE, WELFARE, AND RECREATION 
                    PRIVILEGES TO CERTAIN VETERANS AND THEIR 
                    CAREGIVERS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Purple Heart 
and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018''.
  (b) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) In 2017, the Secretary of Defense determined that 
        the addition of new patron categories to the commissary 
        and exchange systems would support the growth of a 
        robust customer base and help ensure the ability of 
        both systems to provide benefits to members of the 
        Armed Forces and their families.
          (2) The Secretary previously opposed extending 
        commissary and exchange privileges to large patron 
        groups such as disabled veterans.
          (3) In January 2017, the Secretary of Defense 
        approved limited online exchange shopping privileges 
        for all veterans, effective November 11, 2017.
          (4) The Secretary determined that current patrons of 
        exchanges did not perceive the extension of such 
        privileges as diluting the benefit for members of the 
        Armed Forces.
          (5) The Purple Heart is the oldest military 
        decoration, awarded to members of the Armed Forces who 
        have been wounded or died in combat, fighting for the 
        United States. Since the modern incarnation of the 
        award was established in 1932, approximately 1,800,000 
        members of the Armed Forces have been awarded the 
        Purple Heart.
  (c) Commissary Stores and MWR Facilities Privileges for 
Certain Veterans and Veteran Caregivers.--
          (1) Extension of privileges.--Chapter 54 of title 10, 
        United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
        following new section:

``Sec. 1065. Use of commissary stores and MWR facilities: certain 
                    veterans and caregivers for veterans

  ``(a) Eligibility of Veterans Awarded the Purple Heart.--A 
veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart shall be permitted to 
use commissary stores and MWR facilities on the same basis as a 
member of the armed forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.
  ``(b) Eligibility of Veterans Who Are Medal of Honor 
Recipients.--A veteran who is a Medal of Honor recipient shall 
be permitted to use commissary stores and MWR facilities on the 
same basis as a member of the armed forces entitled to retired 
or retainer pay.
  ``(c) Eligibility of Veterans Who Are Former Prisoners of 
War.--A veteran who is a former prisoner of war shall be 
permitted to use commissary stores and MWR facilities on the 
same basis as a member of the armed forces entitled to retired 
or retainer pay.
  ``(d) Eligibility of Veterans With Service-Connected 
Disabilities.--A veteran with a service-connected disability 
shall be permitted to use commissary stores and MWR facilities 
on the same basis as a member of the armed forces entitled to 
retired or retainer pay.
  ``(e) Eligibility of Caregivers for Veterans.--A caregiver or 
family caregiver shall be permitted to use commissary stores 
and MWR facilities on the same basis as a member of the armed 
forces entitled to retired or retainer pay.
  ``(f) User Fee Authority.--(1) The Secretary of Defense shall 
prescribe regulations that impose a user fee on individuals who 
are eligible solely under this section to purchase merchandise 
at a commissary store or MWR retail facility.
  ``(2) The Secretary shall set the user fee under this 
subsection at a rate that the Secretary determines will offset 
any increase in expenses arising from this section borne by the 
Department of the Treasury on behalf of commissary stores 
associated with the use of credit or debit cards for customer 
purchases, including expenses related to card network use and 
related transaction processing fees.
  ``(3) The Secretary shall deposit funds collected pursuant to 
a user fee under this subsection in the General Fund of the 
Treasury.
  ``(4) Any fee under this subsection is in addition to the 
uniform surcharge under section 2484(d) of this title.
  ``(g) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `MWR facilities' includes--
                  ``(A) MWR retail facilities, as that term is 
                defined in section 1063(e) of this title; and
                  ``(B) military lodging operated by the 
                Department of Defense for the morale, welfare, 
                and recreation of members of the armed forces.
          ``(2) The term `Medal of Honor recipient' has the 
        meaning given that term in section 1074h(c) of this 
        title.
          ``(3) The terms `veteran', `former prisoner of war', 
        and `service-connected' have the meanings given those 
        terms in section 101 of title 38.
          ``(4) The terms `caregiver' and `family caregiver' 
        have the meanings given those terms in section in 
        section 1720G(d) of title 38.''.
          (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
        beginning of chapter 54 of title 10, United States 
        Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
        item:

``1065. Use of commissary stores and MWR facilities: certain veterans 
          and caregivers for veterans.''.

          (3) Effective date.--Section 1065 of title 10, United 
        States Code, as added by paragraph (1), shall take 
        effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the 
        date of the enactment of this Act.
  (d) Authorization of Appropriation for Updating EPACS for 
Military Commissaries.--There is hereby authorized to be 
appropriated, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, $500,000 to the Secretary of Defense for the 
purpose of updating the electronic physical access control 
system used by military commissaries and exchanges so that the 
system may recognize and accept veteran health identification 
cards.
  (e) Sense of Congress Regarding Individuals Awarded the 
Purple Heart.--It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary 
of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, should maintain a list of all individuals awarded the 
Purple Heart.
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101. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I, add the following new section:

SEC. 1__. ARMORED COMMERCIAL PASSENGER-CARRYING VEHICLES.

  (a) Implementation of GAO Recommendations.--In accordance 
with the recommendations of the Government Accountability 
Office in the report titled ``Armored Commercial Vehicles: DOD 
Has Procurement Guidance, but Army Could Take Actions to 
Enhance Inspections and Oversight'' (GAO-17-513), not later 
than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of Army shall--
          (1) ensure that in-progress inspections are conducted 
        at the armoring vendor's facility for each procurement 
        of an armored commercial passenger-carrying vehicle 
        until the date on which the Secretary of Defense 
        approves and implements an updated armoring and 
        inspection standard for such vehicles; and
          (2) designate a central point of contact for 
        collecting and reporting information on armored 
        commercial passenger-carrying vehicles (such as 
        information on contracts execution and vehicle 
        inspections).
  (b) Briefing Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
shall provide to the congressional defense committees a 
briefing on the progress of the Secretary in implementing 
Department of Defense Instruction O-2000.16 Volume 1, dated 
November 2016, with respect to armored commercial passenger-
carrying vehicles, including--
          (1) whether criteria for the procurement of such 
        vehicles have been established and distributed to the 
        relevant components of the Department; and
          (2) whether a process is in place for ensuring that 
        the relevant components of the Department incorporate 
        those criteria into contracts for such vehicles.
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 102. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Eshoo of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 877, insert after line 9 the following new section (and 
redesignate the succeeding sections accordingly):

SEC. 2822. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING LAND CONVEYANCE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, 
                    CALIFORNIA.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds as follows:
          (1) The Secretary of the Army is proposing to convey 
        17.1 acres of real property in Mountain View, 
        California, known as Shenandoah Square and the existing 
        126 housing units on such property in order to raise 
        capital to improve other military housing owned by 
        private entities, despite significant military demand 
        for affordable housing in the San Francisco Bay Area 
        from personnel spanning across the Air Force, Army, 
        Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard.
          (2) Under the proposed conveyance, the existing 126 
        housing units at Shenandoah Square would be demolished 
        to allow for the construction of high-density 
        residential housing.
          (3) Shenandoah Square is one of only 3 military 
        housing complexes in the San Francisco Bay Area and is 
        home to many California National Guard personnel 
        serving in the 129th Rescue Wing at Moffett Federal Air 
        Field and civilians who perform mission critical work 
        for the 129th Rescue Wing.
          (4) The San Francisco Bay Area is confronting one of 
        the most severe affordable housing crises in the United 
        States, which has led to a recruitment and retention 
        crisis for the 129th Rescue Wing.
          (5) The residents of these units have expressed 
        concern about their displacement from Shenandoah 
        Square, as this property is located in one of the most 
        expensive housing markets in the country, Silicon 
        Valley, and there is great uncertainty about the 
        affordability of new potential housing on the site.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of the Army should explore all possible alternatives 
to a conveyance of Shenandoah Square, including subleasing the 
property to an entity that can better develop affordable 
housing on the property.
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 103. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Soto of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 2__. PERMANENT EXTENSION AND CODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT 
                    TECHNOLOGY PROTECTION FEATURES ACTIVITIES DURING 
                    RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSE SYSTEMS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 139 of title 10, United States Code, 
is amended by inserting before section 2358 the following new 
section:

``Sec. 2357. Technology protection features activities.

  ``(a) Activities.--The Secretary of Defense may carry out 
activities to develop and incorporate technology protection 
features in a designated system during the research and 
development phase of such system.
  ``(b) Cost-sharing.--Any contract for the design or 
development of a system resulting from activities under 
subsection (a) for the purpose of enhancing or enabling the 
exportability of the system, either for the development of 
program protection strategies for the system or the design and 
incorporation of exportability features into the system, shall 
include a cost-sharing provision that requires the contractor 
to bear half of the cost of such activities, or such other 
portion of such cost as the Secretary considers appropriate 
upon showing of good cause.
  ``(c) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `designated system' means any system 
        (including a major system, as defined in section 
        2302(5) of title 10, United States Code) that the Under 
        Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment 
        designates for purposes of this section.
          ``(2) The term `technology protection features' means 
        the technical modifications necessary to protect 
        critical program information, including anti-tamper 
        technologies and other systems engineering activities 
        intended to prevent or delay exploitation of critical 
        technologies in a designated system.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
beginning of chapter 139 of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting before the item relating to section 2358 
the following new item:

``2357. Technology protection features activities.''.

  (c) Conforming Repeal.--Section 243 of the Ike Skelton 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (10 
U.S.C. 2358 note) is repealed.
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104. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Torres of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. __. REPORT ON HONDURAS, GUATEMALA, AND EL SALVADOR.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
coordination with the Director of National Intelligence, shall 
submit to the congressional defense committees, the Committee 
on Foreign Relations of the Senate, and the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a report 
regarding narcotics trafficking corruption and illicit campaign 
finance in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
  (b) Matters to Be Included.--The report required under 
subsection (a) shall include--
          (1) the names of senior government officials in 
        Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador who are known to 
        have committed or facilitated acts of grand corruption 
        or narcotics trafficking;
          (2) the names of elected officials in Honduras, 
        Guatemala, and El Salvador who are known to have 
        received campaign funds that are the proceeds of narco-
        trafficking or other illicit activities in the last 2 
        years; and
          (3) the names of individuals in Honduras, Guatemala, 
        and El Salvador who are known to have facilitated the 
        financing of political campaigns in any of the Northern 
        Triangle countries with the proceeds of narco-
        trafficking or other illicit activities in the last 2 
        years.
  (c) Form.--The report submitted under subsection (a) shall be 
submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified 
annex.
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 105. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wittman of Virginia 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 956, line 19, strike ``2018'' and insert ``2019''.
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 106. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Garrett of Virginia 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 683, line 15, insert ``foreign'' before ``non-state''.
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 107. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. REPORT ON EFFECTS OF INCREASED AUTOMATION OF DEFENSE 
                    INDUSTRIAL BASE ON MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a 
report on the effects of the increased automation of the 
defense industrial base over the ten-year period beginning on 
the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act. Such report shall include, for the period covered by 
the report--
          (1) an estimate of the number of jobs in the United 
        States manufacturing workforce expected to be 
        eliminated due to automation in the defense sector;
          (2) an analysis describing any new types of jobs that 
        are expected to be established as a result of an 
        increasingly automated process, including an estimate 
        of the number of these types of jobs that are expected 
        to be created;
          (3) an analysis of the potential threats to the 
        national security of the United States that are unique 
        to the automation of the defense industry;
          (4) a strategy to assist in providing workforce 
        training and transition preparation for workers who may 
        lose manufacturing jobs in the defense industry due to 
        automation;
          (5) a description of any training necessary for 
        workers affected by automation to more easily 
        transition to new types of jobs within the defense 
        manufacturing industry; and
          (6) any actions taken, or planned to be taken, by the 
        Department of Defense to assist in worker transition.
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 108. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle F of title XII the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON COUNTRIES AND ENEMY GROUPS AGAINST WHICH THE 
                    UNITED STATES HAS TAKEN MILITARY ACTION.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
Senate a report that identifies the nations, organizations, and 
persons against which the United States has taken military 
action pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force 
(Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note).
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109. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Demings of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. ENHANCED MILITARY ACTIVITIES.

  (a) NATO Exercises.--The Secretary of Defense, in 
consultation with appropriate officials of other member 
countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, shall seek 
opportunities to conduct more NATO naval exercises in the 
Baltic and Black Seas, as well as in the northern Atlantic 
Ocean, to defend the seas around Europe and deter Russian 
aggression in those regions.
  (b) Joint Research Projects.--The Secretary of Defense, in 
coordination with the Secretary of State, may conduct joint 
research projects with NATO allies pursuant to the authorities 
under chapter 138 of title 10, United States Code, including 
projects through NATO Centers of Excellence, to--
          (1) improve NATO reconnaissance capabilities to track 
        Russian military exercises;
          (2) enhance NATO anti-submarine warfare capabilities 
        against Russia;
          (3) increase the numbers of modern sensors placed on 
        NATO aircraft, submarines, and surface ships; or
          (4) enhance NATO capabilities to detect and deter 
        Russian information operations.
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 110. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle C of title XII the following:

SEC. 12__. REPORT ON UNITED STATES MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
congressional defense committees and the Committee on Foreign 
Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Foreign Relations of the Senate a report regarding the United 
States military strikes on Syria on April 13, 2018. Such report 
should address the following:
          (1) An identification of the objectives of such 
        strikes.
          (2) An examination of whether such objectives were 
        achieved.
          (3) An examination of any tactical advantages gained 
        by such strikes.
          (4) An assessment of the extent to which Syrian 
        military operations were affected by such strikes, 
        including if such strikes had any lasting impact on 
        such operations.
          (5) An identification of the legal justification for 
        such strikes.
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 111. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Yoho of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title X, insert the following:

SEC. 10__. SALE OF SURPLUS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EQUIPMENT TO ELIGIBLE 
                    FARMERS.

  Section 2576a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(g) Sale of Equipment to Farmers.--(1) During the three-
year period beginning on the date of the enactment of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, the 
Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, may transfer to eligible farmers equipment of the 
Department of Defense that is--
          ``(A) appropriate for use by farmers; and
          ``(B) excess to the needs of the Department of 
        Defense.
  ``(2) A farmer is eligible to purchase equipment under this 
subsection if the farmer is--
          ``(A) a veteran and a new and beginning farmer, as 
        determined by the Secretary; and
          ``(B) submits to the Secretary an application 
        containing such information and assurances as the 
        Secretary may require.
  ``(3) Equipment made available for transfer to farmers under 
this subsection shall be made available to such farmers before 
such equipment is made available for public sale.
  ``(4) Not later than 60 days after the termination of the 
authority under this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress a report on this subsection that includes the 
recommendations of the Secretary regarding the extension or 
expansion of the program.''.
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112. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Marshall of Kansas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 937, insert after line 12 the following new section:

SEC. 2845. MODIFICATION TO FIRST DIVISION MONUMENT.

  (a) Authorization.--The Society of the First Infantry 
Division (an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under 
section 501(a) of that code), may make modifications (including 
construction of additional plaques and stone plinths on which 
to put the plaques) to the First Division Monument located on 
Federal land in Presidential Park in District of Columbia that 
was set aside for memorial purposes of the First Infantry 
Division, in order to honor the members of the First Infantry 
Division who paid the ultimate sacrifice during United States 
operations, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi 
Freedom and New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom. The First 
Infantry Division at the Department of the Army shall 
collaborate with the Department of Defense to provide to the 
Society of the First Infantry Division the list of names to be 
added.
  (b) Non-application of Commemorative Works Act.--Subsections 
(b) and (c) of section 8903 of title 40, United States Code 
(commonly known as the ``Commemorative Works Act''), shall not 
apply to actions taken under subsection (a) of this section.
  (c) Funding.--Federal funds may not be used to pay any 
expense of the activities of the Society of the First Infantry 
Division which are authorized by this section.
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  113. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Langevin of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12__. IMPORTANCE OF EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND 
                    THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) In a world with increasingly complex political 
        and security challenges, bridging the gap between 
        diplomacy and defense is more vital than ever to 
        achieve United States strategic objectives abroad.
          (2) Foreign missions are multifaceted, rapidly 
        evolving, and interconnected.
          (3) Emerging security issues demand that the United 
        States Government be quick, agile, adaptable, 
        comprehensive, and inclusive when navigating foreign 
        partnerships.
          (4) The interagency process continues to be the most 
        efficient and effective means for the United States to 
        quickly adjust to changing circumstances and leverage 
        resources for securing its strategic objectives abroad.
          (5) The Government Accountability Office has found 
        that ``effective interagency rotational assignments can 
        achieve collaboration-related results''.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) United States Government personnel must be able 
        to collaborate across departments and agencies to meet 
        complex national security challenges;
          (2) the United States needs to ensure that its 
        foreign and defense policies are mutually supportive 
        and find ways to most effectively align its strategies;
          (3) exchange programs between the Department of State 
        and Department of Defense are critical for 
        strengthening the capacity of such Departments to 
        promote regional stability around the world while 
        protecting and promoting United States interests;
          (4) Foreign Service officers serving as political 
        advisors provide deep understanding of diplomatic 
        dynamics and issues and can enable, through such 
        exchange programs, the Department of Defense to make 
        effective and sustained contributions to protecting and 
        promoting United States interests; and
          (5) in order to achieve such strategic, operational, 
        and tactical successes, such Foreign Service officers 
        should be embedded forward with Department of Defense 
        personnel to the fullest extent practicable.
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  114. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Langevin of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 874, insert after line 6 the following:

SEC. 2815. REPORTS ON BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONS TO 
                    ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS.

  (a) Annual Report for New Construction.--Not later than 90 
days after the end of each of the fiscal years 2019 through 
2023, the Secretary concerned shall submit to the congressional 
defense committees a report listing each building or facility 
for which the Secretary first initiated construction during the 
fiscal year, or for which the Secretary first entered into a 
lease for the use of the Secretary during the fiscal year, 
which is subject to one of the accessibility standard 
exceptions described in subsection (c).
  (b) One-time Report on Current Buildings and Facilities 
Subject to Exceptions.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, each Secretary concerned shall 
submit to the congressional defense committees a report listing 
each building or facility constructed or leased by the 
Secretary during fiscal years 2014 through 2018 which is 
subject to one of the accessibility standard exceptions 
described in subsection (c).
  (c) Accessibility Standard Exceptions Described.--The 
accessibility standard exceptions described in this subsection 
with respect to a building or facility are as follows:
          (1) The building or facility is leased by the 
        Secretary concerned on a temporary, emergency basis for 
        the use of officials providing disaster assistance.
          (2) The building or facility is located in a foreign 
        country and is constructed in whole or in part with 
        funds provided by the United States, but the Secretary 
        concerned does not control the design criteria and the 
        building or facility is not required to comply with 
        standards under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 
        (42 U.S.C. 4151 et seq.).
          (3) The building or facility is located in a foreign 
        country and is leased by the Secretary concerned.
          (4) The building or facility is subject to a waiver 
        granted by the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of 
        Defense who represents the Department of Defense on the 
        United States Access Board.
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115. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Beyer of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VIII, add the following new section:

SEC. 8__. USE OF LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE SOURCE SELECTION 
                    PROCESS.

  (a) Statement of Policy.--It shall be the policy of the 
United States Government to avoid using lowest price 
technically acceptable source selection criteria in 
circumstances that would deny the Government the benefits of 
cost and technical tradeoffs in the source selection process.
  (b) Revision of Federal Acquisition Regulation.--Not later 
than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to require 
that, for solicitations issued on or after the date that is 120 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act, lowest price 
technically acceptable source selection criteria are used only 
in situations in which--
          (1) an executive agency is able to comprehensively 
        and clearly describe the minimum requirements expressed 
        in terms of performance objectives, measures, and 
        standards that will be used to determine acceptability 
        of offers;
          (2) the executive agency would realize no, or 
        minimal, value from a contract proposal exceeding the 
        minimum technical or performance requirements set forth 
        in the request for proposal;
          (3) the proposed technical approaches will require 
        no, or minimal, subjective judgment by the source 
        selection authority as to the desirability of one 
        offeror's proposal versus a competing proposal;
          (4) the source selection authority has a high degree 
        of confidence that a review of technical proposals of 
        offerors other than the lowest bidder would not result 
        in the identification of factors that could provide 
        value or benefit to the executive agency;
          (5) the contracting officer has included a 
        justification for the use of a lowest price technically 
        acceptable evaluation methodology in the contract file; 
        and
          (6) the executive agency has determined that the 
        lowest price reflects full life-cycle costs, including 
        for operations and support.
  (c) Avoidance of Use of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable 
Source Selection Criteria in Certain Procurements.--To the 
maximum extent practicable, the use of lowest price technically 
acceptable source selection criteria shall be avoided in the 
case of a procurement that is predominately for the acquisition 
of--
          (1) information technology services, cybersecurity 
        services, systems engineering and technical assistance 
        services, advanced electronic testing, audit or audit 
        readiness services, or other knowledge-based 
        professional services;
          (2) personal protective equipment; or
          (3) knowledge-based training or logistics services in 
        contingency operations or other operations outside the 
        United States, including in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  (d) Reporting.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for three years, 
the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to 
the appropriate congressional committees a report on the number 
of instances in which lowest price technically acceptable 
source selection criteria is used for a contract exceeding 
$2,000,000, including an explanation of how the situations 
listed in subsection (b) were considered in making a 
determination to use lowest price technically acceptable source 
selection criteria.
  (e) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' 
        has the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 
        40, United States Code, except that the term does not 
        include the Department of Defense.
          (2) Contingency operation.--The term ``contingency 
        operation'' has the meaning given that term in section 
        101 of title 10, United States Code.
          (3) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
        ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the 
        Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the 
        House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland 
        Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
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 116. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Young of Alaska or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title X, add the following new section:

SEC. 10__. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE BASING OF KC-46A AIRCRAFT OUTSIDE 
                    THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES.

  (a) Finding.--Congress finds that the Department of Defense 
is continuing its process of permanently stationing KC-46A 
aircraft at installations in the continental United States and 
forward-basing outside the continental United States.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of the Air Force, as part of the strategic basing 
process for KC-46A aircraft, should continue to consider the 
benefits derived from locations outside the continental United 
States that--
          (1) support day-to-day air refueling operations, 
        operations plans of the combatant commands, and 
        flexibility for contingency operations, and have--
                  (A) a strategic location that is essential to 
                the defense of the United States and its 
                interests;
                  (B) receivers for boom or probe-and-drogue 
                training opportunities with joint and 
                international partners; and
                  (C) sufficient airfield and airspace 
                availability and capacity to meet requirements; 
                and
          (2) possess facilities that--
                  (A) take full advantage of existing 
                infrastructure to provide--
                          (i) runway, hangars, and aircrew and 
                        maintenance operations; and
                          (ii) sufficient fuels receipt, 
                        storage, and distribution capacities 
                        for a 5-day peacetime operating stock; 
                        and
                  (B) minimize overall construction and 
                operational costs.
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 117. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Dunn of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle D of title I, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 1__. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON CONVERSION OF F-22 AIRCRAFT.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) Accelerating the modernization upgrade of F-22A 
        Block 20 training and test aircraft would significantly 
        increase the total available inventory of combat-
        capable F-22A Block 35 fighter aircraft.
          (2) Converting 34 F-22A Block 20 aircraft to a Block 
        35 configuration would drastically improve the 
        readiness and health of the entire F-22A fleet and 
        increase flexibility to manage availability of the 
        combat-coded Block 35 fleet, which is accumulating more 
        operational flight hours than initially anticipated.
          (3) Making the conversions described in paragraph (2) 
        would be a cost-effective way to increase the F-22's 
        combat-capable force by 27 percent.
          (4) If the conversion effort is not included in 
        future base budgets, it would be advisable for the 
        Department of Defense to support the effort as an 
        unfunded priority.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of the Air Force should accelerate modernization of 
the F-22 Block 20 training and test aircraft as quickly as 
possible.
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 118. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Young of Alaska or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 45, after line 24, insert the following:

SEC. 148. BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS ON ESTABLISHMENT OF ACTIVE DUTY 
                    ASSOCIATION AND ADDITIONAL PRIMARY AIRCRAFT 
                    AUTHORIZATIONS FOR THE 168TH AIR REFUELING WING.

  (a) Business Case Analysis.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
shall conduct a business case analysis on the establishment of 
an active or classic association with the 168th Air Refueling 
Wing.
  (b) Elements.--The business case analysis conducted under 
subsection (a) shall address the following:
          (1) Consideration of the addition of two F-35A 
        squadrons at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, in 2020, 
        and an examination of future shortfalls in air 
        refueling requirements due to such additional aircraft.
          (2) An analysis of potential benefits of adding four 
        primary aircraft authorizations (PAA) for KC-135R 
        tanker aircraft to the 168th Air Refueling Wing.
          (3) Identification of efficiencies and cost savings 
        to be achieved by the 168th Air Refueling Wing after an 
        active or classic association is in place in comparison 
        with temporarily assigned tanker augmentation 
        rotations.
          (4) A detailed comparison of the costs and benefits 
        of an active association for the 168th Air Refueling 
        Wing with a classic association for the Wing.
          (5) An analysis of the effects of the augmented 
        airlift capability arising from additional tanker 
        assets for the 168th Air Refueling Wing in better 
        facilitating rapid deployment of 5th Generation 
        Fighters, necessary support equipment and personnel, 
        and other rapid response forces.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
report on the business case analysis conducted under subsection 
(a).
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119. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Brown of Maryland or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title II, add the following new section:

SEC. 2__. MODIFICATION OF FUNDING CRITERIA UNDER HISTORICALLY BLACK 
                    COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY INSTITUTIONS 
                    PROGRAM.

  Section 2362(d) of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in the subsection heading, by striking 
        ``Priority'' and inserting ``Criteria''; and
          (2) by striking ``give priority in providing'' and 
        inserting ``limit''.
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120. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Khanna of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of subtitle F of title XII the following:

SEC. 12__. INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF COALITION PARTNERS OR UNITED 
                    STATES MILITARY OR INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL VIOLATED 
                    FEDERAL LAW OR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLICY WHILE 
                    CONDUCTING OPERATIONS IN YEMEN.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct an 
investigation to determine if coalition partners of the United 
States or members of the Armed Forces or intelligence personnel 
violated Federal law, the laws of armed conflict, or Department 
of Defense policy while conducting operations in Yemen.
  (b) Matters to Be Included.--The investigation required under 
subsection (a) shall also seek to determine the following:
          (1) Whether any Armed Forces or intelligence 
        personnel interrogated Yemeni citizens in prisons 
        within Yemen or provided questions to foreign personnel 
        for use in such interrogations, and whether such 
        interrogations or actions were consistent with United 
        States law and policy.
          (2) Whether any Armed Forces or intelligence 
        personnel violated the prohibitions of section 362 of 
        title 10, United States Code, while conducting 
        operations in Yemen.
          (3) Whether any United States coalition partners 
        committed gross violations of internationally 
        recognized human rights while conducting operations in 
        Yemen that would make such coalition partners 
        ineligible for any training, equipment, or other 
        assistance for a unit of a foreign security force under 
        section 362 of title 10, United States Code.
          (4) Whether a waiver or exception has been granted to 
        United States coalition partners under section 362 of 
        title 10, United States Code, while conducting 
        operations in Yemen.
  (c) Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 120 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
        Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services 
        of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of 
        the House of Representatives a report that contains the 
        findings of the investigation required under this 
        section.
          (2) Form.--The report required under this section 
        shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
        contain a classified annex
  (d) Definitions.--In this subsection:
          (1) Coalition partners.--The term ``coalition 
        partners'' has the meaning given such term in paragraph 
        (3) of section 948a of title 10, United States Code.
          (2) Gross violations of internationally recognized 
        human rights.--The term ``gross violations of 
        internationally recognized human rights'' has the 
        meaning given such term in subsection (d)(1) of section 
        502B of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
        2304).
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    121. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Duncan Jr. of 
          Tennessee or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle H of title V of division A, add the 
following:

SEC. ___. REPORT ON AWARDS FOR COST-SAVING IDEAS.

  Not later than one year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report 
detailing--
          (1) the total number of awards and commendations 
        presented to any military personnel for a cost-saving 
        idea during the prior fiscal year;
          (2) a total estimate of the total savings as a result 
        of the implementation of cost-saving ideas for which an 
        award or commendation was presented; and
          (3) a description of how the Secretary plans to 
        expand incentive programs for the purpose described in 
        this section and streamline such programs.
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122. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bacon of Nebraska or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12_. INCLUSION OF INFLUENCE OPERATIONS IN ANNUAL MILITARY REPORTS 
                    TO CONGRESS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall modify the 
Department of Defense's respective annual reports to Congress 
on the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, and 
Iran to include influence operations as a matter to be included 
in such reports.
  (b) Amendments to Reports.--(1) Section 1202(b)(14) of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public 
Law 106-65; 10 U.S.C. 113 note) is amended by adding at the end 
before the period the following: ``, including a description of 
efforts to use non-military tools, including diplomacy and 
political coercion, information operations, and economic 
pressure to gain influence in other countries and advance 
strategic objectives,''.
  (2) Section 1245(b)(1) of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84) is amended--
          (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the 
        end;
          (B) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at 
        the end and inserting ``; and''; and
          (C) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(E) a description of efforts to use non-
                military tools, including diplomacy and 
                political coercion, information operations, and 
                economic pressure to gain influence in other 
                countries and advance strategic objectives.''.
  (3) Section 1245(b) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 
(Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3566) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
          ``(23) A description of efforts of Russia to use non-
        military tools, including diplomacy and political 
        coercion, information operations, and economic pressure 
        to gain influence in other countries and advance 
        strategic objectives.''.
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  123. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gottheimer of New 
            Jersey or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 538, after line 25, insert the following:
          (5) To remember the Holocaust, the annihilation of 
        6,000,000 Jews by the Nazi regime, and to pay tribute 
        to the Allied troops who liberated Nazi concentration 
        camps during World War II.
  Page 540, line 17, strike ``(f)(2)'' and insert ``(g)(2)''.
  Page 542, after line 4, insert the following (and redesignate 
succeeding subsections accordingly):
  (f) Consultation With Director of the United States Holocaust 
Memorial Museum.--In designing the commemorative program 
conducted under this section, the Secretary of Defense shall 
consult with the Director of the United States Holocaust 
Memorial Museum.
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 124. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gohmert of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle I of title V, add the following:

SEC. 5__. CHAPLAINCIES OF THE ARMED FORCES.

  (a) Purpose.--The purposes of the chaplaincies of the Armed 
Forces are--
          (1) to accommodate the religious needs of members of 
        the Armed Forces;
          (2) to provide religious and pastoral care to members 
        of the Armed Forces; and
          (3) to provide advice to commanders of the Armed 
        Forces on the complexities of religion with regard to 
        the respective commander's personnel and mission, as 
        appropriate.
  (b) Requirements.--Each chaplain of the Armed Forces shall 
be--
          (1) a member of a religious organization;
          (2) of sufficient education and ecclesiastical 
        qualification; and
          (3) qualified to conduct religious observances or 
        ceremonies.
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 125. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bordallo of Guam or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle D of title VIII (page 361, after line 
5), insert the following:

SEC. 845. SECURITY OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES.

  In awarding contracts for telecommunication services or 
installation of telecommunication infrastructure on military 
installations located in the United States or its territories, 
the Secretary of Defense shall give preference to American-
owned and -operated companies.
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126. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 67, line 23, after ``sciences'' insert ``, plans to 
defend against quantum based attacks,''.
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127. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Arrington of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title II, add the following new section:

SEC. 2__. REPORT ON OA-X LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT APPLICABILITY TO PARTNER 
                    NATION SUPPORT.

  (a) Report Required.--Not later than February 1, 2019, the 
Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional 
defense committees a report on the OA-X light attack aircraft 
experiment and how the program incorporates partner nation 
requirements.
  (b) Elements.--The report under subsection (a) shall include 
a description of--
          (1) how the OA-X light attack experiment will support 
        partner nations' low-cost counter terrorism light 
        attack capability;
          (2) the extent to which the attributes of 
        affordability, interoperability, sustainability, 
        simplicity of maintenance and operations are included 
        in the requirements for the OA-X; and
          (3) how Federal Aviation Administration certification 
        and a reasonable path for military type certifications 
        for commercial derivative aircraft are factored into 
        foreign military sales for a partner nation.
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128. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Nolan of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle F of title VIII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 8__. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING STEEL PRODUCED IN THE UNITED 
                    STATES.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) Frequent surges in unfairly trade steel imports 
        have materially injured the iron ore and steel 
        industries in the United States, putting our national, 
        economic, and energy security at risk.
          (2) High-quality American steel products are vital to 
        the success of the United States military and are used 
        in a variety of applications from aircraft carriers to 
        armor plate for tanks as well as critical energy 
        infrastructure like the electrical grid and energy 
        pipelines.
          (3) Domestic producers of defense-related steel 
        products are dependent on the overall financial health 
        of the iron ore and steel industries in the United 
        States.
          (4) The loss of a strong domestic iron ore and steel 
        industry would make the United States dangerously 
        dependent upon foreign sources of steel, such as China.
  (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that a 
strong domestic iron ore and steel industry is vital to the 
national security of the United States.
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 129. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Davidson of Ohio or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 217, after line 17, insert the following:
                  ``(iv) A description of the methodology and 
                criteria used by the Secretary to make 
                decisions to close any military medical 
                treatment facility or limit the health services 
                provided by a military medical treatment 
                facility, including input from the affected 
                military department.''.
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 130. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Loebsack of Iowa or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title II, add the following:

SEC. 221. STEM JOBS ACTION PLAN.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and 
        math in addition to maintenance and manufacturing 
        (collectively referred to in this section as ``STEM'') 
        make up a significant portion of the workforce of the 
        Department of Defense.
          (2) These jobs exist within the organic industrial 
        base, research, development, and engineering centers, 
        life-cycle management commands, and logistics centers 
        of the Department.
          (3) Vital to the continued support of the mission of 
        all of the military services, the Department needs to 
        maintain its STEM workforce.
          (4) It is known that the demographics of personnel of 
        the Department indicate that many of the STEM personnel 
        of the Department will be eligible to retire in the 
        next few years.
          (5) Decisive action is needed to replace STEM 
        personnel as they retire to ensure that the military 
        does not further suffer a skill and knowledge gap and 
        thus a serious readiness gap.
  (b) Assessments and Plan of Action.--The Secretary of 
Defense, in conjunction with the Secretary of each military 
department, shall --
          (1) perform an assessment of the STEM workforce for 
        organizations within the Department of Defense, 
        including the numbers and types of positions and the 
        expectations for losses due to retirements and 
        voluntary departures;
          (2) identify the types and quantities of STEM jobs 
        needed to support future mission work;
          (3) determine the shortfall between lost STEM 
        personnel and future requirements;
          (4) analyze and explain the appropriateness and 
        impact of using reimbursable and working capital fund 
        dollars for new STEM hires;
          (5) identify a plan of action to address the STEM 
        jobs gap, including hiring strategies and timelines for 
        replacement of STEM employees; and
          (6) deliver to Congress, not later than December 31, 
        2019, a report specifying such plan of action.
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131. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schneider of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 861. VETERAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING.

  (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
Secretary of Defense should coordinate with the Administrator 
of the Small Business Administration to include relevant 
aspects of veterans assistance programs of the Small Business 
Administration in the Transition Assistance Program established 
under section 1144 of title 10, United States Code.
  (b) Boots to Business Program.--Section 32 of the Small 
Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657b) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection 
        (g); and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following 
        new subsection:
  ``(f) Boots to Business Program.--
          ``(1) Definitions.--In this subsection--
                  ``(A) the term `covered individual' means--
                          ``(i) a member of the Armed Forces, 
                        including the National Guard or 
                        Reserves;
                          ``(ii) an individual who is 
                        participating in the Transition 
                        Assistance Program established under 
                        section 1144 of title 10, United States 
                        Code;
                          ``(iii) an individual who--
                                  ``(I) served on active duty 
                                in any branch of the Armed 
                                Forces, including the National 
                                Guard or Reserves; and
                                  ``(II) was discharged or 
                                released from such service 
                                under conditions other than 
                                dishonorable; and
                          ``(iv) a spouse or dependent of an 
                        individual described in clause (i), 
                        (ii), or (iii); and
                  ``(B) the term `Vet Center' has the meaning 
                given in section 1712A(h) of title 38, United 
                States Code.
          ``(2) Establishment.--The Administrator shall carry 
        out a program to be known as the `Boots to Business 
        Program' to provide entrepreneurship training to 
        covered individuals.
          ``(3) Goals.--The goals of the Boots to Business 
        Program are to--
                  ``(A) provide assistance and in-depth 
                training to covered individuals interested in 
                business ownership; and
                  ``(B) provide covered individuals with the 
                tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to 
                identify a business opportunity, draft a 
                business plan, identify sources of capital, 
                connect with local resources for small business 
                concerns, and launch a small business concern.
          ``(4) Program components.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Boots to Business 
                Program may include--
                          ``(i) a presentation providing 
                        exposure to the considerations involved 
                        in self-employment and ownership of a 
                        small business concern;
                          ``(ii) an online, self-study course 
                        focused on the basic skills of 
                        entrepreneurship, the language of 
                        business, and the considerations 
                        involved in self-employment and 
                        ownership of a small business concern;
                          ``(iii) an in-person classroom 
                        instruction component providing an 
                        introduction to the foundations of self 
                        employment and ownership of a small 
                        business concern; and
                          ``(iv) in-depth training delivered 
                        through online instruction, including 
                        an online course that leads to the 
                        creation of a business plan.
                  ``(B) Collaboration.--The Administrator may--
                          ``(i) collaborate with public and 
                        private entities to develop course 
                        curricula for the Boots to Business 
                        Program; and
                          ``(ii) modify program components in 
                        coordination with entities 
                        participating in a Warriors in 
                        Transition program, as defined in 
                        section 738(e) of the National Defense 
                        Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 
                        (10 U.S.C. 1071 note).
                  ``(C) Utilization of resource partners.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The Administrator 
                        shall--
                                  ``(I) ensure that Veteran 
                                Business Outreach Centers 
                                regularly participate, on a 
                                nationwide basis, in the Boots 
                                to Business Program; and
                                  ``(II) to the maximum extent 
                                practicable, use a variety of 
                                other resource partners and 
                                entities in administering the 
                                Boots to Business Program.
                          ``(ii) Grant authority.--In carrying 
                        out clause (i), the Administrator may 
                        make grants to Veteran Business 
                        Outreach Centers, other resource 
                        partners, or other entities to carry 
                        out components of the Boots to Business 
                        Program.
                  ``(D) Availability to department of 
                defense.--The Administrator shall make 
                available to the Secretary of Defense 
                information regarding the Boots to Business 
                Program, including all course materials created 
                for the Boots to Business Program, for 
                inclusion on the website of the Department of 
                Defense relating to the Transition Assistance 
                Program, in the Transition Assistance Program 
                manual, and in other relevant materials 
                available for distribution from the Secretary 
                of Defense.
                  ``(E) Availability to veterans affairs.--In 
                consultation with the Secretary of Veterans 
                Affairs, the Administrator shall make available 
                outreach materials regarding the Boots to 
                Business Program for distribution and display 
                at local facilities of the Department of 
                Veterans Affairs which shall, at a minimum--
                          ``(i) describe the Boots to Business 
                        Program and the services provided; and
                          ``(ii) include eligibility 
                        requirements for participating in the 
                        Boots to Business Program.
          ``(5) Review.--The Inspector General of the 
        Administration shall submit to the Committee on Small 
        Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Small Business of the House of 
        Representatives an annual report regarding the awarding 
        of grants to entities under paragraph (4)(C).
          ``(6) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
        of enactment of this subsection and every year 
        thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the 
        Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the 
        Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House 
        of Representatives a report on the performance and 
        effectiveness of the Boots to Business Program, which 
        may be included as part of another report submitted to 
        such Committees by the Administrator, and which shall 
        include--
                  ``(A) the number of program participants 
                using each component of the Boots to Business 
                Program;
                  ``(B) the completion rates for each component 
                of the Boots to Business Program;
                  ``(C) to the extent possible--
                          ``(i) the demographics of program 
                        participants, to include gender, age, 
                        race, relationship to military, 
                        military occupational specialty, and 
                        years of service of program 
                        participants;
                          ``(ii) the number of small business 
                        concerns formed or expanded with 
                        assistance under the Boots to Business 
                        Program;
                          ``(iii) the gross receipts of small 
                        business concerns receiving assistance 
                        under the Boots to Business Program;
                          ``(iv) the number of jobs created 
                        with assistance under the Boots to 
                        Business Program;
                          ``(v) the number of referrals to 
                        other resources and programs of the 
                        Administration;
                          ``(vi) the number of program 
                        participants receiving financial 
                        assistance under loan programs of the 
                        Administration;
                          ``(vii) the type and dollar amount of 
                        financial assistance received by 
                        program participants under any loan 
                        program of the Administration; and
                          ``(viii) results of participant 
                        satisfaction surveys, including a 
                        summary of any comments received from 
                        program participants;
                  ``(D) an evaluation of the effectiveness of 
                the Boots to Business Program in each region of 
                the Administration during the most recent 
                fiscal year;
                  ``(E) an assessment of additional performance 
                outcome measures for the Boots to Business 
                Program, as identified by the Administrator;
                  ``(F) any recommendations of the 
                Administrator for improvement of the Boots to 
                Business Program, which may include expansion 
                of the types of individuals who are covered 
                individuals;
                  ``(G) an explanation of how the Boots to 
                Business Program has been integrated with other 
                transition programs and related resources of 
                the Administration and other Federal agencies; 
                and
                  ``(H) any additional information the 
                Administrator determines necessary.''.
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132. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title X, insert the following:

SEC. 10__. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL.

  It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) military intelligence programs should be provided 
        additional resources, authorities, and direction with 
        respect to prevention of and response to bombings using 
        explosive ordnance thereby ensuring the safety of the 
        United States and its citizens;
          (2) additional explosive ordnance disposal 
        intelligence personnel are required to improve the 
        ability of the intelligence community to safeguard the 
        United States;
          (3) because of increasing use of explosive ordnance, 
        which includes improvised explosive devices, the 
        Secretary of Defense should make it a priority to 
        enhance explosive ordnance disposal intelligence 
        efforts to protect and safeguard the United States; and
          (4) Congress should work to develop a comprehensive 
        response to the issue of prevention of bombings in 
        recognition of the contributions made by the 122-
        military explosive ordnance disposal personnel that 
        have died in the line of duty since the attacks on the 
        World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
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133. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Evans of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 381, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 861. IMPROVEMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS PROGRAM.

  (a) Use of Authorized Entrepreneurial Development Programs.--
The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.), as amended by 
this Act, is amended--
          (1) by redesignating section 48 as section 49; and
          (2) by inserting after section 47 the following new 
        section:

``SEC. 48. USE OF AUTHORIZED ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

  ``(a) Expanded Support for Entrepreneurs.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, the Administrator shall only deliver 
        entrepreneurial development services, entrepreneurial 
        education, support for the development and maintenance 
        of clusters, or business training through a program 
        authorized under--
                  ``(A) section 7(j), 7(m), 8(a), 8(b)(1), 21, 
                22, 29, or 32 of this Act; or
                  ``(B) sections 358 or 389 of the Small 
                Business Investment Act of 1958.
          ``(2) Exception.--This section shall not apply to 
        services provided to assist small business concerns 
        owned by an Indian tribe (as such term is defined in 
        section 8(a)(13)).
  ``(b) Annual Report.--Beginning on the first December 1 after 
the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Administrator 
shall annually report to the Committee on Small Business of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business 
and Entrepreneurship of the Senate on all entrepreneurial 
development activities undertaken in the current fiscal year 
through a program described in subsection (a). Such report 
shall include--
          ``(1) a description and operating details for each 
        program and activity;
          ``(2) operating circulars, manuals, and standard 
        operating procedures for each program and activity;
          ``(3) a description of the process used to award 
        grants under each program and activity;
          ``(4) a list of all awardees, contractors, and 
        vendors (including organization name and location) and 
        the amount of awards for the current fiscal year for 
        each program and activity;
          ``(5) the amount of funding obligated for the current 
        fiscal year for each program and activity; and
          ``(6) the names and titles for those individuals 
        responsible for each program and activity.''.
  (b) Marketing of Services.--Section 21 of the Small Business 
Act (15 U.S.C. 648) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
  ``(o) No Prohibition of Marketing of Services.--The 
Administrator shall not prohibit applicants receiving grants 
under this section from marketing and advertising their 
services to individuals and small business concerns.''.
  (c) Data Collection.--
          (1) In general.--Section 21(a)(3)(A) of the Small 
        Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)(3)(A)) is amended--
                  (A) by striking ``as provided in this section 
                and'' and inserting ``as provided in this 
                section,''; and
                  (B) by inserting before the period at the end 
                the following: ``, and (iv) governing data 
                collection activities related to applicants 
                receiving grants under this section''.
          (2) Annual report on data collection.--Section 21 of 
        the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648), as amended by 
        subsection (b), is further amended by adding at the end 
        the following:
  ``(p) Annual Report on Data Collection.--The Administrator 
shall report annually to the Committee on Small Business of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business 
and Entrepreneurship of the Senate on any data collection 
activities related to the Small Business Development Center 
Program.''.
          (3) Working group to improve data collection.--
                  (A) Establishment and study.--The 
                Administrator of the Small Business 
                Administration shall establish a group to be 
                known as the ``Data Collection Working Group'' 
                consisting of members from entrepreneurial 
                development grant recipients associations and 
                organizations and officials from the Small 
                Business Administration, to carry out a study 
                to determine the best way to capture data 
                collection and create or revise existing 
                systems dedicated to data collection.
                  (B) Report.--Not later than the end of the 
                180-day period beginning on the date of the 
                enactment of this Act, the Data Collection 
                Working Group shall issue a report to the 
                Committee on Small Business of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on Small 
                Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate 
                containing the findings and determinations made 
                in carrying out the study required under 
                paragraph (1), including--
                          (i) recommendations for revising 
                        existing data collection practices; and
                          (ii) a proposed plan for the Small 
                        Business Administration to implement 
                        such recommendations.
  (d) Fees From Private Partnerships and Cosponsorships.--
Section 21(a)(3) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
648(a)(3)(C)), as amended by subsection (c), is further amended 
by adding at the end the following:
  ``(D) Fees From Private Partnerships and Cosponsorships.--A 
small business development center that participates in a 
private partnership or cosponsorship with the Administration 
shall not be prohibited from collecting fees or other income 
related to the operation of such a private partnership or 
cosponsorship.''.
  (e) Equity for Small Business Development Centers.--Subclause 
(I) of section 21(a)(4)(C)(v) of the Small Business Act (15 
U.S.C. 648(a)(4)(C)(v)) is amended to read as follows:
                                  ``(I) In general.--Of the 
                                amounts made available in any 
                                fiscal year to carry out this 
                                section, not more than $600,000 
                                may be used by the 
                                Administration to pay expenses 
                                enumerated in subparagraphs (B) 
                                through (D) of section 
                                20(a)(1).''.
  (f) Confidentiality Requirements.--Section 21(a)(7)(A) of the 
Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(a)(7)(A)) is amended by 
inserting after ``under this section'' the following: ``to any 
State, local, or Federal agency, or to any third party''.
  (g) Limitation on Award of Grants to Small Business 
Development Centers.--
          (1) In general.--Section 21 of the Small Business Act 
        (15 U.S.C. 648), as amended by subsection (c), is 
        further amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``any 
                women's business center operating pursuant to 
                section 29,''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(q) Limitation on Award of Grants.--Except for not-for-
profit institutions of higher education, and notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, the Administrator may not award 
grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under 
this section to any entity other than those that received 
grants (including contracts and cooperative agreements) under 
this section prior to the date of the enactment of this 
subsection, and that seek to renew such grants (including 
contracts and cooperative agreements) after such date.''.
          (2) Rule of construction.--The amendments made by 
        this section may not be construed as prohibiting a 
        women's business center (as described under section 29 
        of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 656)) from 
        receiving a subgrant from an entity receiving a grant 
        under section 21 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
        648).
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134. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Frankel of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10