Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012
Rule Hearing Information:
Meeting Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM in H-313 The Capitol
UPDATED on 02/14/2012 at 9:14 PM
For more on this hearing, click here.
- Text of H.R. 3813 — Securing Annuities for Federal Employees Act of 2012 (as reported) [PDF][XML]
:: Please refer to title XVI of the Rules Committee Print 112-14 of H.R. 7 for the text of this bill as it will be brought to the floor.
- Text of H. Rept. 112-394, Part 1 — Report from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform [PDF][XML]
- Hearing Documents:
:: Rule [PDF]
:: H. Res. 547 [PDF][XML]
:: H. Rept. 112-398 [PDF][XML]
This is a complete list of submitted amendments; for a list of amendments made in order from the hearing held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, please click on the Rule tab.
Last Updated: 02/24/2012 at 11:38 AM
|#69||Version 1||Altmire (PA)||Democrat||Would expand eligibility under the Work Zone Safety Grant Program to allow training on how to properly install and maintain guardrail, training for non-traditional roadway workers, and to put on demonstration projects to assess roadway work zone devices for pedestrians with disabilities.||Submitted|
|#284||Version 1||Altmire (PA)||Democrat||Late Would require DOT to issue regulations within three years of enactment on the conditions under which real-time work zone delay, travel time, and warning information should be available to motorists through the use of Intelligent Transportation System technologies on the National Highway System.||Submitted|
|#171||Version 1||Barrow (GA)||Democrat||Would require the inclusion of farmers in the consultation for the rulemaking on road visibility of agricultural equipment.||Submitted|
|#215||Version 2||Bass (CA)_||Democrat||Revised Would authorize DOT to offer limited interest rate hedge for Master Credit Agreements and eliminate the "Springing Lien" for certain types of secured loans.||Submitted|
|#109||Version 1||Bilirakis (FL)||Republican||Would require the Secretary to conduct an economic impact survey to determine the economic effects that lease sales within 100 miles of the coast of Florida will have on the Florida fishing and tourism industries.||Made In Order|
|#43||Version 2||Bishop, Tim (NY), Crowley (NY), Rangel (NY), Pascrell (NJ), Pingree (ME)||Democrat||Revised Would prohibit oil and natural gas lease sales in the northeast U.S.||Made In Order|
|#44||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Would change the bill’s requirements for graduated driver’s license programs.||Submitted|
|#45||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would add a provision to the bill to withhold funding from states that do not implement a graduated driver’s license program after three fiscal years of the incentive program.||Withdrawn|
|#46||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would strike section 3018 (environmental review process section) from the bill.||Withdrawn|
|#47||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would strike sections 3015 and 22905 (duplication of environmental review sections).||Withdrawn|
|#48||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Would prohibit entities who receive federal funds made available under the Act, from outsourcing any part of the entity’s workforce to a foreign country.||Submitted|
|#49||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would strike sections 3017 and 22908 (categorical exclusion sections).||Withdrawn|
|#52||Version 1||Bishop, Tim (NY)||Democrat||Would strike section 10001 and insert a new section providing funding for Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund programs.||Submitted|
|#294||Version 1||Blackburn (TN)||Republican||Late Would reduce budget authority by 1% across-the-board for each account in H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#295||Version 1||Blackburn (TN)||Republican||Late Would reduce budget authority by 5% across-the-board for each account in H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#187||Version 2||Blumenauer (OR), Keating (MA), Welch (VT), Markey, Edward (MA)||Democrat||Revised Would end the section 469 exception for passive loss limitations for oil and gas properties, the section 45I credit for producing oil and gas from marginal wells, the section 43 credit for enhanced oil recovery, the section 613 depletion for oil and gas wells, and the section 199 domestic manufacturing deduction for oil and gas production.||Submitted|
|#191||Version 1||Blumenauer (OR)||Democrat||Would restore the CMAQ program to its original goals by removing single occupancy vehicle projects from the list of eligibilities.||Submitted|
|#192||Version 1||Blumenauer (OR)||Democrat||Would restore the CMAQ program to the Highway Trust Fund and ensure its use accurately reflects its funding.||Submitted|
|#75||Version 2||Bordallo (GU), Pierluisi (PR), Christensen (VI), Faleomavaega (AS), Sablan (MP)||Democrat||Revised Would authorize the territories to be eligible for certain Federal-aid highway discretionary grant programs as well as certain transportation planning grants. Currently, the territories are not eligible to compete for certain discretionary or planning grant programs.||Submitted|
|#115||Version 1||Boswell (IA)||Democrat||Would require applicants for a lease to certify in their application that, when hiring individuals to perform work under the lease, they will give preference to veterans who have the necessary skills and abilities.||Submitted|
|#116||Version 1||Boswell (IA)||Democrat||Would require the US DOT to establish a minimum condition level for National Highway System (NHS) bridges and would require that a portion of NHS program funds be spent on repair of NHS bridges, unless the State’s NHS bridges meet minimum condition requirements. Would also speed up the time frame for states to have an asset management plan from 2 years to 18 months.||Submitted|
|#117||Version 1||Boswell (IA)||Democrat||Would require state to use funds under the National Highway System (NHS) program to fix bridges on federal-aid highway, but not on the NHS, if a significant number of those bridges are structurally deficient.||Submitted|
|#118||Version 1||Boswell (IA), Hirono (HI)||Democrat||Would make projects under the National Scenic Byways program eligible projects under the Surface Transportation Program||Submitted|
|#165||Version 1||Boustany (LA)||Republican||Would include a guarantee that requires that the total amount available for spending from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) each fiscal year be equal to the Trust Fund receipts as estimated by the President's budget for that year. If an appropriations bill, joint resolution, amendment in the nature of a substitute or conference report spending HMTF revenue is brought to the House or Senate floor that does not meet this requirement, any Member would be able to make a point of order against it and the bill would not be allowed to be considered in that form. Would also allow a three year phase-in to reach full HMTF allocation.||Submitted|
|#180||Version 1||Boustany (LA), Courtney (CT)||Bi-Partisan||Would include a guarantee that requires that the total amount available for spending from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) each fiscal year be equal to the Trust Fund receipts as estimated by the President's budget for that year. Would require that if an appropriations bill, joint resolution, amendment in the nature of a substitute or conference report spending HMTF revenue is brought to the House or Senate floor that does not meet this requirement, any Member would be able to make a point of order against it and the bill would not be allowed to be considered in that form.||Submitted|
|#76||Version 1||Broun (GA)||Republican||Would require that funds made available to carry out all public transportation programs under the Act shall be apportioned to the states by the Secretary based on population.||Submitted|
|#77||Version 1||Broun (GA)||Republican||Would require that, should the Secretary determine that the balances of the Highway Trust Fund are inadequate to support the programs authorized by this Act, the Secretary shall suspend entering into obligations for such programs until revenues are available from the Highway Trust Fund from a source other than the general fund of the Treasury.||Submitted|
|#78||Version 1||Broun (GA)||Republican||Would remove funding under the bill for any Amtrak route other than the Acela lines in the Northeast Corridor.||Submitted|
|#79||Version 1||Broun (GA)||Republican||Would require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to (1) determine the current losses to taxpayers as a result of Amtrak’s long-distance lines; (2) identify the steps required to sell the federal government’s interests in Amtrak to a private entity (and include a plan for the government to do so); and (3) provide information on the potential savings to taxpayers which could be obtained through the sale of Amtrak to a private entity, including the potential for Amtrak to grow and reach under-served populations with private, rather than public, backing.||Submitted|
|#80||Version 1||Broun (GA)||Republican||Would state that no funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the wage rate requirements the Davis-Bacon Act.||Submitted|
|#129||Version 1||Brown, Corrine (FL)||Democrat||Would require States that agree to accept Federal funds for a transportation project reimburse the Secretary of Transportation for any Federal expenditures made if the State subsequently refuses to accept such funds for such project.||Submitted|
|#264||Version 1||Butterfield (NC)||Democrat||Would change the definition of rural areas for rural infrastructure projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) from areas not in urban areas of 250,000 populations to areas not in urban areas of 200,000 populations. This amendment would bring the H.R. 7 in line with S. 1813.||Submitted|
|#265||Version 1||Butterfield (NC)||Democrat||Would update the definition of "auction company" and "odometer" as well as require certain info be disclosed to potential buyers of motor vehicles at an auction||Submitted|
|#266||Version 1||Butterfield (NC)||Democrat||Would specify that each State shall give priority to military facilities located on evacuation routes when allocating funds apportioned to the State under title 23 USC for the construction of Federal-aid highways and bridges.||Submitted|
|#267||Version 1||Butterfield (NC)||Democrat||Would establish a 10 percent set-aside for rural infrastructure projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA). This amendment would bring H.R. 7 in line with S. 1813.||Submitted|
|#207||Version 1||Calvert (CA), Bono Mack (CA)||Republican||Would streamline project delivery by empowering Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) to make minor modifications to projects included in a Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) without seeking redundant federal approval. Would also allow projects that have already been determined by EPA to be exempt from Clean Air Act requirements to be modified in a TIP without duplicative federal approval if the project scope is not significantly altered or the cost increase is less than 40% or $10 million.||Submitted|
|#224||Version 1||Canseco (TX)||Republican||Would prohibit tolling existing segments of any highway in the federal-aid highway system, unless the highway is currently tolled or after imposing a toll the highway has the same number of non-toll lanes as existed before the toll was imposed.||Submitted|
|#272||Version 1||Capito (WV)||Republican||Late Would require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on the cost to construct and maintain highways and bridges in each state, focusing on the built in terrain obstacles in each state.||Submitted|
|#184||Version 1||Capps (CA)||Democrat||Would strike Section 17304, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.||Made In Order|
|#185||Version 1||Capps (CA)||Democrat||Would strike Subsection (d) of Section 17304, which prohibits California from exerting its federal consistency review authority over those new mandated oil and gas leases, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.||Submitted|
|#17||Version 1||Capuano (MA), Nadler (NY), Lipinski (IL), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would remove the requirement that providers of fixed route bus services in urbanized areas not operate heavy rail, commuter rail, or light rail in order to be eligible for Bus and Bus Facilities funds.||Submitted|
|#18||Version 1||Capuano (MA)||Democrat||Would add research, training, and education programs related to teen drivers (including peer-to-peer programs) to the list of programs that the Secretary is authorized to carry out under the Highway Safety Research and Development program.||Submitted|
|#252||Version 1||Capuano (MA)||Democrat||Would clarify that none of the funds made available by H.R. 7 may be used to construct, operate, or maintain a parking facility that is limited based on the place of residence of an individual.||Submitted|
|#253||Version 1||Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would reinstate the ability, which exists in current law but is eliminated in HR 7 with the elimination of the bridge program, for a state to use the funds otherwise designated for bridge demolition to be used for historic preservation of that bridge, and would allow unused bridges to be donated for historic preservation purposes.||Submitted|
|#254||Version 2||Carnahan (MO), Rogers, Mike (MI)||Bi-Partisan||Revised Would make Intelligent Transportation Systems projects an eligible expense for transit grant programs.||Submitted|
|#255||Version 1||Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would eliminate a blanket historic preservation exemption and would mandate a study to determine historic railroad resources. After the completion of the study, non-historic resources would be exempt from the Department of Transportation’s Section 4(f) and the National Historic Preservation Act’s Section 106 reviews.||Submitted|
|#256||Version 1||Carnahan (MO), Pascrell (NJ)||Democrat||Would expand the National Transit Database to require the program (Section 5317) to track data on an annual basis including the number of vehicles purchased, rides provided and any other relevant data elements determined by the Secretary.||Submitted|
|#257||Version 1||Carnahan (MO), Pascrell (NJ)||Democrat||Would strengthen the coordinated public transit human service transportation planning process by requiring that groups representing older adults and people with disabilities are included in the planning process and that these groups are given an opportunity to review and comment on the final plan.||Submitted|
|#258||Version 1||Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would create a smart communities program, which would direct the formation of a plan to optimize transportation assets and deploy intelligent transportation projects. Under the amendment, once these plans are approved by the Secretary, components of the plan would get a 90% federal cost share.||Submitted|
|#259||Version 1||Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would include “lighting” in the definition of an “Intelligent Transportation System.”||Submitted|
|#206||Version 1||Carney (DE), Carnahan (MO), Fitzpatrick (PA), Grimm (NY), Meehan (PA)||Bi-Partisan||Would endorse the Department of Transportation's collaboration with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership to connect small- and mid-sized companies with transportation procurement opportunities. Requires DOT to report annually on progress toward Buy America requirements under this partnership.||Submitted|
|#85||Version 1||Carson (IN)||Democrat||Would reduce from 50 percent to 20 percent the cost share requirement for non-profit organizations to participate in the coordinated access and mobility grant program for low-income, elderly and disabled individuals. It would also add fare box revenues and service agreements with transit providers to the list of acceptable means to cover the remaining cost.||Submitted|
|#86||Version 1||Carson (IN)||Democrat||Would strike Section 8101 from the bill, which decreases funding authorization levels for Amtrak.||Submitted|
|#216||Version 1||Carter (TX)||Republican||Would require that any NEPA claims (or other claims seeking review of a permit, license or approval) issued by a Federal agency for a highway or public transportation capital project must be submitted to binding arbitration in lieu of being filed with the federal district court. Would establish that the issues for arbitration will be those issues that would otherwise have been properly raised in a complaint filed in Federal court challenging the environmental clearance.||Submitted|
|#297||Version 1||Cassidy (LA)||Republican||Late Would add a sense of Congress to the bill urging the Army Corps of Engineers to use the official comprehensive master plan for coastal restoration of a State when making plans for major coastal restoration projects. Furthermore, it would encourage the Army Corps to offer a full explanation to the State when a plan is finalized that significantly deviates from the State's comprehensive master plan for coastal restoration.||Submitted|
|#174||Version 1||Cicilline (RI)||Democrat||Would add a Jobs Report section to the bill, requiring the Secretary to submit to Congress a report that specifies the number of jobs gained or lost, including state and regional estimates, as a result of the Act.||Submitted|
|#14||Version 1||Clarke (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would add a subsection to Sec. 8703 that mandates an annual GAO audit to ensure compliance.||Withdrawn|
|#19||Version 1||Clarke (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would add a subsection to Sec. 1101 (c)(7) requiring a specific guidance materials on the grants.gov website or the Department of Transportation website informing disadvantaged businesses of their opportunities and the specific process they must go through in order to be approved for contracts.||Withdrawn|
|#209||Version 1||Clarke (MI)||Democrat||Would require the Secretary to submit to Congress a comprehensive report on the impact of the safe routes to school program and its repeal on children’s safety, public health, neighborhood walkability and quality of life, the environment, and the economy; and a plan to address any negative impacts of the repeal of the safe routes to school program if such impacts are found. Would include Sense of Congress language that if a plan to address these negative impacts is submitted, any recommendations for legislation in that plan should be voted on by Congress within 90 days.||Submitted|
|#210||Version 1||Clarke (MI)||Democrat||Would create a position within the Federal Highway Administration to assist states with their use of recovered mineral components. Would also encourage the DOT to come up with guidelines in using recovered mineral components in federally funded highway projects.||Submitted|
|#249||Version 1||Cleaver (MO)||Democrat||Would strike language under Section 1107(a) in the Surface Transportation Program under Authorization of Programs that redefines eligibility of surface transportation projects, inserting existing law. Specifically, this amendment would preserve language from existing law stating “Construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, resurfacing, restoration, and operational improvements for highways (including Interstate highways) and bridges (including bridges on public roads of all functional classifications), including any such construction or reconstruction necessary to accommodate other transportation modes” as being eligible as a surface transportation project.||Submitted|
|#250||Version 1||Cleaver (MO)||Democrat||Would re-insert the state set-aside and definition language for high risk rural road construction and improvements within the Highway Safety Improvement Program.||Submitted|
|#159||Version 1||Cohen (TN)||Democrat||Would create a Construction Careers Demonstration Project.||Submitted|
|#162||Version 1||Cohen (TN)||Democrat||Would amend the National Plan so projects that reduce oil consumption are included and would encourage states and metropolitan planning organizations to prioritize projects that reduce oil consumption to enhance national and economic security by reducing oil dependence.||Submitted|
|#181||Version 1||Cohen (TN)||Democrat||Would include language encouraging the Department of Transportation, through the University Transportation Center program, to create a more robust research and outreach program for intermodal freight transportation and freight infrastructure.||Submitted|
|#36||Version 1||Cole (OK), Lankford (OK)||Republican||Would modify provisions of the Tribal Transportation Program so as to not disadvantage Indian tribes without reservation land. Additionally, it would prescribe funding formulas without deferring those decisions to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.||Submitted|
|#268||Version 1||Connolly (VA), Blumenauer (OR), Dingell (MI), Edwards, Donna (MD), Hirono (HI), Keating (MA), Quigley (IL)||Democrat||Would expedite delivery of federal transportation projects while protecting the public's ability to review and comment on proposed projects.||Submitted|
|#269||Version 1||Connolly (VA), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Edwards, Donna (MD), Hirono (HI), Hoyer (MD), Kucinich (OH), Moran, James (VA), Norton (DC), Van Hollen, Chris (MD), Cummings (MD), T||Democrat||Would strike title XVI of the bill and insert a new title XVI regarding oil industry tax credits.||Submitted|
|#261||Version 1||Costa (CA)||Democrat||Would create an exemption from broker registration requirements when brokering is less than 25% of a motor carriers business.||Submitted|
|#202||Version 1||Cravaack (MN)||Republican||Withdrawn Would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) to develop a four-year pilot study program in 5 states to investigate and develop the safety standards required to enable a new federal Medium Weight Electric Vehicle (MWEV) classification. This classification would be defined as a 1500-3000 pound vehicle that can travel at a maximum speed of 35-40 miles per hour.||Withdrawn|
|#229||Version 1||Critz (PA)||Democrat||Would designate an addition to Corridor N of the Appalachian development highway system a 149-mile segment from Corridor M to Corridor T in Pennsylvania and New York.||Submitted|
|#110||Version 1||Crowley (NY)||Democrat||Would strike sec. 1108 (b) to restore the priority given to diesel retrofit projects in the CMAQ program under Title 23, Section 149 (f).||Submitted|
|#122||Version 1||Culberson (TX)||Republican||Would require local transit entities to have a debt to equity ratio of at least 1:1 in order to be eligible for federal funds.||Submitted|
|#123||Version 1||Culberson (TX)||Republican||Would require a 60% local match with federal funds for states and cities for transportation projects.||Submitted|
|#125||Version 1||Culberson (TX)||Republican||Would require that the following criteria be included on the ballot, if the applicant for federal funding is required to obtain voter approval before issuing debt for a new fixed guideway project, include: the total cost of the project; the mode of transportation; the route (including a map); and duration of the project.||Submitted|
|#126||Version 1||Culberson (TX)||Republican||Would prohibit the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) from using federal funds to build light rail on Richmond Avenue and on Post Oak Boulevard in the Seventh Congressional District of Texas. Would include a provision that would allow for the construction of light rail on Richmond Avenue and on Post Oak Boulevard if Houstonians approve the construction on a future ballot referendum as part of a comprehensive mass transit plan.||Submitted|
|#61||Version 1||Cummings (MD), Berman (CA), Bass (CA)_, Clarke (NY), Napolitano (CA)||Democrat||Would require the Department of Transportation to establish standards under which a local jurisdiction can require that local residents be hired on highway and transit construction contracts.||Submitted|
|#62||Version 1||Cummings (MD)||Democrat||Would strike Title XVI and insert a new Title XVI, which offers a surtax on millionaires as the new offset||Submitted|
|#63||Version 1||Cummings (MD)||Democrat||Would strike Title XVI -- Federal Employee Retirement.||Submitted|
|#90||Version 1||DeFazio (OR)||Democrat||Would retain funds currently available to state and local governments to pay the cost of maintaining state and local roads that are used fundamentally for a federal purpose—providing access to federal Forest Service lands, which are eliminated in H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#91||Version 1||DeFazio (OR), Carson (IN), LaTourette (OH)||Bi-Partisan||Would strike provisions in the bill that would: authorize a higher Federal share for bus-related grants if a public transit agency contracts out 20 percent or more of its fixed route bus service; make private entities eligible to directly receive Federal grant funds as subrecipients; remove a requirement that the degree of private sector participation be determined at the local level; and require the Federal Transit Administration to provide technical assistance and issue guidance on private sector participation in transit.||Submitted|
|#262||Version 1||DeLauro (CT)||Democrat||Would amend Sec. 1201 on Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation to include a requirement that the Secretary may not approve a project unless the Secretary determines that financial assistance for the project will create a public benefit and that the project promotes economic growth and job creation. Under this amendment, the Secretary shall consider the value for money to taxpayers, as well as the extent to which the project contributes to economic competitiveness, improves transportation safety, reduces traffic congestion, protects the environment and improves quality of living and working environments.||Submitted|
|#263||Version 1||DeLauro (CT)||Democrat||Would amend Sec. 1201 on Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation to require a multi-agency report to Congress within 180 days on whether U.S. infrastructure objectives can be better-served, and whether current Federal programs investing in a wide range of infrastructure projects should be supplemented, by the establishment of a government-owned corporation. The report would include an analysis of whether such an entity could better attract needed global capital to invest in air transportation, energy, environmental, telecommunications and water infrastructure.||Submitted|
|#3||Version 1||Dent (PA)||Republican||Would provide an expedited process for the reconstruction of structurally deficient bridges. Under the amendment, structurally deficient bridges would qualify for Categorical Exclusions – an approval process that is faster and simpler than the standard process, or if the reconstruction of a structurally deficient bridge does not change the location, capacity, dimensions, or design of the bridge, the project would be exempt from certain timely environmental reviews, approvals, licensing and permit requirements.||Submitted|
|#286||Version 1||Deutch (FL)||Democrat||Late Would require a person to include in the application for a drilling lease an estimate of the economic impact, including job losses, resulting from a worst-case discharge of oil from facilities operating under the lease.||Made In Order|
|#160||Version 1||Dingell (MI), Blumenauer (OR), Connolly (VA)||Democrat||Would strike Title III and Section 8201 of the bill relating to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.||Submitted|
|#35||Version 1||Donnelly (IN)||Democrat||Would increase in each fiscal year to FY12 funding levels all states receiving less than FY12 levels. This is achieved by proportionally reducing annual amounts allocated to states receiving more than FY12 levels in a given fiscal year.||Submitted|
|#299||Version 1||Donnelly (IN)||Democrat||Late Would ensure that the EPA's list of low emission and energy-efficient vehicles is updated annually.||Submitted|
|#153||Version 1||Doyle (PA), Murphy, Christopher (CT)||Democrat||Would require that a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is not to be issued or deemed issued unless the permit applicant can certify and provide adequate documentation to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel to be used in domestic portion of the pipeline is produced in North America.||Made In Order|
|#273||Version 1||Duncan (SC)||Republican||Late Would transfer management of the South Carolina Heritage Corridor to South Carolina Heritage Corridor, Inc.||Submitted|
|#146||Version 1||Edwards, Donna (MD)||Democrat||Would strikes Section 2022(n), which eliminates the Growing States and High Density States Formula Factors, which ensures that growing and population-dense states – which have significant transit needs – receive adequate funding from transit formula programs.||Submitted|
|#186||Version 1||Edwards, Donna (MD)||Democrat||Would require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a nationally coordinated highway research agenda that addresses national challenges, fills research gaps, eliminates duplication, accelerates innovation, and encourages collaboration across Federal, State, and university research programs.||Submitted|
|#219||Version 1||Edwards, Donna (MD)||Democrat||Would implement a comprehensive approach to public transportation safety by directing US DOT to establish federal safety standards for transit systems and Include the establishment of minimum standards for the structural crashworthiness of passenger cars, emergency access and egress, event recorders, and hours of service.||Submitted|
|#96||Version 1||Ellison (MN)||Democrat||Would clarify High Occupancy Vehicle conversion language and return to the current standard prioritizing the use of surplus tolling revenues for safety improvements or alternatives to single occupancy vehicle travel.||Submitted|
|#97||Version 1||Ellison (MN)||Democrat||Would return to the current standard that Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds can only be spent on new capacity for high occupancy vehicles.||Submitted|
|#189||Version 1||Ellison (MN)||Democrat||Would change the Short Title to the “American Jobs Killing Act of 2012” if the Secretary makes a determination that more than 500,000 jobs will be lost by cuts to Federal-aid highway program funding.||Submitted|
|#98||Version 1||Engel (NY)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would keep off-system bridge funding consistent with FY 2009 levels.||Withdrawn|
|#99||Version 1||Engel (NY)||Democrat||Would provide funding for projects that were designated by the President for expedited environmental review.||Submitted|
|#100||Version 1||Engel (NY), Bishop, Tim (NY), Christensen (VI), Maloney (NY)||Democrat||Would encourage States to enact Distracted Driving laws within their state. Under Section 402(c), the Amendment would divert 2 percent from the 62.5 percent to States that have enacted and are enforcing a distracted driving law, in the ratio that the population of each State bears to the total population of all such States, as shown by the latest available Federal census.||Submitted|
|#101||Version 1||Engel (NY)||Democrat||Would prohibit National Highway System funds from being apportioned to any State unless the vehicles leased or purchased by that State meet the requirements section 1 of President Obama’s May 24, 2011 Executive Order on Federal Fleet Performance.||Submitted|
|#106||Version 1||Eshoo (CA)||Democrat||Would require States to evaluate the inclusion of “broadband conduit” – plastic pipes which house fiber-optic communications cable – during the construction of federal highways.||Submitted|
|#107||Version 1||Eshoo (CA)||Democrat||Would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) study, as required by the bipartisan pipeline safety bill (P.L 112-90), before issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.||Made In Order|
|#67||Version 1||Filner (CA), Reyes (TX), Davis, Susan (CA), Cuellar (TX)||Democrat||Would reauthorize the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program at $210 million annually, equal to the 2009 funding level authorized in SAFETEA-LU.||Submitted|
|#243||Version 1||Fitzpatrick (PA)||Republican||Would require the U.S. DOT Secretary to encourage states to prioritize highway and infrastructure projects that will close gaps in or further completion of the interstate highway system.||Submitted|
|#244||Version 1||Fitzpatrick (PA)||Republican||Would give Veteran Owned Small Business preferences for contracts equal to any group eligible for a preferred consideration except for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, who could be given a preference above any other group.||Submitted|
|#22||Version 1||Flake, Jeff (AZ)||Republican||Would increase the minimum rate of return for states to 95 cents (from 94 cents).||Submitted|
|#142||Version 2||Flake, Jeff (AZ)||Republican||Revised Would scale back transportation spending to levels that are consistent with revenues flowing into the trust fund including striking the Alternative Transportation Account, Public Transportation funding (Title II), Appalachian Development System, and Recreational Trails Program, and adding an across-the-board-rescission for further potential cuts consistent with revenues in the Highway Trust Fund. Would direct revenues from expanded drilling and gas exploration and increasing federal employee pension's contributions into the general treasury fund.||Submitted|
|#144||Version 1||Flake, Jeff (AZ)||Republican||Would make it not in order to consider in the House of Representatives or the Senate any highway bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report if the highway bill, joint resolution, amendment, or conference report contains an earmark.||Submitted|
|#8||Version 1||Foxx (NC)||Republican||Would repeal the Davis-Bacon requirements that apply to federal highway and transportation construction projects.||Submitted|
|#133||Version 1||Franks (AZ), Flake, Jeff (AZ), Gosar (AZ)||Republican||The amendment would reverse the decision of the Department of the Interior to ban uranium mining on 1,006,545 acres of public and Forest System land in northern Arizona for the next 20 years.||Submitted|
|#214||Version 1||Fudge (OH)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would decrease the 10 percent total deck area threshold to 9.5 percent for projects to be eligible for the 10 percent National Highway System Bridge set aside, under Title I., Subtitle A., Section 1115 Minimum Investment in Highway Bridges.||Withdrawn|
|#140||Version 2||Garamendi (CA)||Democrat||Revised Would replace non-binding Buy America provisions in Title XVII and requires that for all oil and natural gas facilities constructed for new leases under the Act, at least 60% of equipment and materials used for construction must be produced in the United. Provides Secretary of the Interior waiver authority.||Submitted|
|#65||Version 1||Gardner (CO), Stutzman (IN)||Republican||Would strike section 6606 to permit horses to be transported in motor vehicles containing two or more levels stacked on top of one another.||Submitted|
|#11||Version 2||Garrett (NJ), Lankford (OK), Nugent (FL)||Republican||Revised Would establish two pilot programs that would devolve transportation authority back to the states. The pilot programs would respectively allow states to keep most of the revenue generated by the tax on motor fuels and allow states to receive their federal transportation funds in the form of a block grant.||Submitted|
|#271||Version 1||Gerlach (PA)||Republican||Late Would strike the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) provisions from the legislation and offset these provisions by reducing the funding for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, Section 4002 of PPACA. Would also insert a Sense of Congress stating that: Congress will not authorize the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources in ANWR until all petroleum reserves of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) have been exhausted.||Submitted|
|#84||Version 1||Gibbs (OH)||Republican||Would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing firearm on Army Corps of Engineer project property.||Submitted|
|#81||Version 1||Gosar (AZ)||Republican||Would suspend requirements of the Davis Bacon Act for projects authorized under this Act.||Submitted|
|#9||Version 1||Graves (MO), Cohen (TN)||Bi-Partisan||Would prohibit discriminatory taxes from being imposed on rental car consumers. Would not retroactively impact existing taxes.||Submitted|
|#68||Version 2||Graves, Tom (GA), West (FL)||Republican||Revised Would devolve the federal highway program to the states by gradually reducing federal fuel taxes and phasing out the federal highway and mass transit programs, maintaining a reduced federal fuel tax to provide revenue to fund federal contributions to interstate and federal lands highways. Would permit States to keep the majority of their gasoline taxes, set their own infrastructure priorities, and control their own transportation decisions.||Submitted|
|#136||Version 1||Grimm (NY), Connolly (VA), Cleaver (MO), Capuano (MA), Lipinski (IL), Jackson Lee (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA), Meehan (PA), Clarke (NY), Nadler (NY), Turner (NY), Johnson, E||Bi-Partisan||Would strike language that limits eligible recipients of the bus and bus facilities formula grants program from also operating heavy rail, commuter rail, or light rail services||Submitted|
|#141||Version 1||Grimm (NY), Carnahan (MO), LaTourette (OH)||Bi-Partisan||Would strike section 8106 which would require the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to competitively bid out food and beverage service on Amtrak trains.||Submitted|
|#222||Version 1||Grimm (NY)||Republican||Would provide clarification of the existing authority of local governments to issue or grant transportation toll, user fee or fare discount programs based on residential status.||Submitted|
|#223||Version 2||Grimm (NY)||Republican||Revised Would restore the Department of Transportation's ability to determine whether tolls are just and reasonable, provide venues by which to have the determination of “just and reasonable” toll rates heard and decided, and would require DOT to promulgate rules to define "just and reasonable." Would also redefine the process for making determinations and require the Comptroller General to do a report and make recommendations for increasing the transparency and accountability of tolling authority budget practice.||Submitted|
|#41||Version 1||Hahn (CA)||Democrat||Would ensure that the national freight policy include a plan to improve efficiency with which freight is moved of the top ten ports and provides for mitigating effects on the surrounding local communities.||Submitted|
|#42||Version 1||Hahn (CA)||Democrat||Would create a grant program for states to repair or replace a structurally deficient bridge.||Submitted|
|#114||Version 1||Hanabusa (HI)||Democrat||Would require that offshore oil and gas leases contain specific safety requirements.||Made In Order|
|#37||Version 1||Hanna (NY)||Republican||Would require entities carrying out highway projects under the bill to utilize, to the maximum extent practicable, commercial enterprises for the delivery of commercially available goods and services.||Submitted|
|#38||Version 1||Hanna (NY)||Republican||Withdrawn Would add international border crossings and major commercial border ports of entry as eligible criteria for projects selected for inclusion in the national strategic transportation plan.||Withdrawn|
|#104||Version 1||Hastings, Alcee (FL), Deutch (FL), Wasserman Schultz (FL)||Democrat||Would strike the provisions in the bill that would change existing policy to allow drilling off the coasts of Florida by no longer permitting oil companies to deduct from their tax liabilities the costs of cleaning up oil spills.||Submitted|
|#105||Version 1||Hastings, Alcee (FL)||Democrat||Would provide flexibility to existing authorities to give State Departments of Transportation the option of adopting what are known as integrated vegetation management practices, which include planting native species and reducing mowing frequency.||Submitted|
|#154||Version 2||Hastings, Doc (WA)||Republican||Revised Would change the underlying bill's requirement that the Department of the Interior substitute two new lease blocks for each one lease block that is deferred from a lease sale at the request of the Department of Defense, to replace each deferred lease block with one new lease block. Would also call attention to the existing authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for the President to designate National Defense Areas on the outer Continental Shelf that are restricted from exploration and operation. The amendment would also require the North Aleutian Basin lease sale to be conducted by 2015 rather than one year after enactment of the Act.||Made In Order|
|#155||Version 1||Hastings, Doc (WA)||Republican||Withdrawn Would require the North Aleutian Basin lease sale to be conducted by 2015 rather than one year after enactment of the Act.||Withdrawn|
|#157||Version 1||Hastings, Doc (WA)||Republican||Would streamline the NEPA process to allow for expedited development of renewable energy projects on federal lands and waters.||Made In Order|
|#175||Version 1||Hayworth (NY)||Republican||Would require that if amounts appropriated to the Alternative Transportation Account for a fiscal year are less than $8,000,000,000, the amount equal to the Alternative Transportation Account shortfall at the close of the fiscal year is transferred from the Highway Account to the Alternative Transportation Account.||Submitted|
|#177||Version 1||Hayworth (NY)||Republican||Would direct GAO to conduct a study and report recommendations on restructuring mass transit funding to ensure there is a dedicated source of long-term funding, without raising taxes.||Submitted|
|#4||Version 1||Higgins (NY)||Democrat||Would revise Section 1717 to provide that training and employment education programs developed for transportation-related careers and trades have an emphasis on programs for veterans.||Submitted|
|#199||Version 1||Hochul, Kathy (NY)||Democrat||Would set aside funds for Northern Border infrastructure projects.||Submitted|
|#200||Version 1||Hochul, Kathy (NY)||Democrat||Would prohibit the export of oil (and fuel derived from oil) produced by new drilling authorized by this bill.||Submitted|
|#201||Version 1||Hochul, Kathy (NY), Engel (NY)||Democrat||Would set aside funds for bridges not on federal-aid highways.||Submitted|
|#241||Version 1||Holt (NJ)||Democrat||Would establish an escalating fee on new non-producing oil and gas leases as an incentive for oil and gas companies to begin producing on the leases they already hold. The fee would not begin until the third year of a lease to give companies time to explore.||Submitted|
|#242||Version 1||Holt (NJ), Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would establish a series of national transportation objectives that address energy efficiency, environmental protection, economic competitiveness, safety, and equal access to transportation options through a series of national transportation performance targets.||Submitted|
|#245||Version 1||Holt (NJ)||Democrat||Would remove the limit on liability (currently $75 million) of a party responsible for an oil spill resulting from the new oil and gas leases mandated by H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#246||Version 1||Holt (NJ), Bass (NH), Dingell (MI), Dold (IL), Gerlach (PA), Murphy, Christopher (CT), Kind (WI)||Bi-Partisan||Would affirm that nothing in the underlying bill will affect funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).||Made In Order|
|#21||Version 1||Hultgren (IL)||Republican||Would restore parity between transit and parking pre-tax benefits and account for inflation.||Submitted|
|#23||Version 2||Israel (NY)||Democrat||Revised Would reinstate parity between commuter benefits for parking and mass transit offered by employers and to employees. Would ensure the same level is provided for parking, transit and van-pool commuters.||Submitted|
|#298||Version 1||Issa (CA)||Republican||Late MANAGER'S AMENDMENT Would ensure the bill achieves the intended discretionary savings.||Made In Order|
|#56||Version 2||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Revised Would retain the transportation enhancement set aside to further ensure pedestrian safety.||Submitted|
|#57||Version 2||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Revised Would require a GAO report to determine the actual cost of the Act and whether it will create jobs.||Submitted|
|#58||Version 1||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Would allow rail projects to be eligible to use toll development credits||Submitted|
|#59||Version 1||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would allow providers of fixed route bus services, who also operate commuter and heavy rail, to be eligible for Bus funds.||Withdrawn|
|#60||Version 2||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Revised Withdrawn Would provide a Sense of Congress that Disadvantage Business Enterprises, which include small minority and women-owned business, should be represented in highway and transit contracts.||Withdrawn|
|#119||Version 1||Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Would clarify the Amtrak Inspector General's investigation authority.||Submitted|
|#5||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX), Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would require the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations providing for strengthening oversight, enforcement, and compliance with DBE spending requirements.||Withdrawn|
|#6||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would maintain the current allocation percentages in the Surface Transportation Program.||Submitted|
|#10||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX), Jackson Lee (TX)||Democrat||Would provide that the contracting process occur no later than 90 days after approval of a TIFIA application.||Submitted|
|#29||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would require the federal government to provide funding pursuant to Section 5309 of title 49, U.S.C.||Submitted|
|#32||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would establish the Multimodal Innovative Research Program within the Research and Innovation Technology Administration to address national transportation policies, objectives, and goals by developing research and technology solutions to multimodal transportation issues.||Submitted|
|#33||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would establish the National Travel Data Program within the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to collect essential national passenger and freight travel data to help guide operation, policy, and investment decisions by Federal, state, and local governments and the private sector.||Submitted|
|#34||Version 1||Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Democrat||Would require that the Secretary of Transportation carry out research and development activities to improve transportation planning and environmental decision making processes and to minimize the impact of surface transportation on the environment.||Submitted|
|#172||Version 1||Johnson, Hank (GA)||Democrat||Would prevent HOV lanes from being converted to HOT lanes.||Submitted|
|#173||Version 1||Johnson, Hank (GA)||Democrat||Would list public transportation in amongst the priorities for funds generated by excess toll revenue.||Submitted|
|#179||Version 1||Johnson, Hank (GA)||Democrat||Would require a study of federal and state exemptions from federal motor carrier safety regulations.||Submitted|
|#211||Version 1||King, Steve (IA)||Republican||Would provide that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to carry out Davis-Bacon wage requirements unless the State in which the project is being carried out in has its own prevailing wage requirements.||Submitted|
|#212||Version 1||King, Steve (IA)||Republican||Would repeal Davis-Bacon wage requirements for the federal highway and transportation programs.||Submitted|
|#213||Version 1||King, Steve (IA)||Republican||Would provide that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to carry out Davis-Bacon wage requirements.||Submitted|
|#230||Version 1||King, Steve (IA)||Republican||WithdrawnWould take all highway trust fund spending away from the recreational trails program.||Withdrawn|
|#231||Version 1||King, Steve (IA)||Republican||Would express the sense of Congress that the Army Corps of Engineers should revise the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Water Control Manual to ensure adequate flood control storage based on the largest flood experienced in the system in order to ensure that taxpayer investments in downstream infrastructure are protected.||Submitted|
|#163||Version 1||Labrador (ID)||Republican||Would minimize NEPA requirements for a geothermal exploration test project so a project can quickly move forward if resources are found.||Made In Order|
|#24||Version 1||Landry (LA)||Republican||Would direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to make dredging allocations based upon a harbor’s importance to nine specified purposes and the harbor’s regional and national significance. Would also direct the Corps to make biennial reports to Congress on the dredging needs of each harbor project and detail how the Corps plans on allocating dredge funding over the next five fiscal years. Finally, it would restate existing law that the Corps has the ability to reprogram funding from other accounts to address navigation emergencies.||Submitted|
|#196||Version 1||Landry (LA)||Republican||Withdrawn Would lift the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap from $500 million to $800 million starting in 2023. Would also apply a $200 million cap to the coastal states affected under the new revenue sharing scheme in H.R. 7.||Withdrawn|
|#197||Version 2||Landry (LA), Richmond (LA)||Republican||Revised Would raise the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap to $750 million per year starting in year 2023 until 2055. The amendment would keep the $500 million cap per year in place through year 2022.||Made In Order|
|#198||Version 1||Landry (LA)||Republican||Allows rural infrastructure projects to refinance their TIFIA loans, sets a lower interest rate for these rural projects and sets aside 10 percent of the TIFIA projects for these rural projects.||Submitted|
|#203||Version 2||Landry (LA)||Republican||Revised Would allow rural infrastructure projects to refinance their TIFIA loans just as other TIFIA projects already can.||Submitted|
|#12||Version 2||Lankford (OK), Chaffetz (UT), Garrett (NJ), Graves (GA), Flake, Jeff (AZ)||Republican||Revised Would give states the option to opt-out of the federal highway program by either allowing states to keep the funds they would otherwise contribute to the Highway Trust Fund or by allowing states to raise their gas tax offset by a decrease in their federal gas tax.||Submitted|
|#15||Version 1||LaTourette (OH)||Republican||Would repeal the prohibition against Amtrak’s hiring or contracting with any outside legal professionals for the purposes of litigation against passenger rail service providers. Would repeal prohibition again Amtrak pursuing action against a passenger rail service provider arising from a competitive bid process.||Submitted|
|#16||Version 1||LaTourette (OH), Carnahan (MO)||Bi-Partisan||Would allow small public transit agencies the flexibility to use federal transit funding for operating expenses, and would allow all transit agencies to use a portion of their federal transit funding for operating expenses during times of economic crisis.||Submitted|
|#208||Version 2||LaTourette (OH)||Republican||Revised Would strike changes to current University Transportation Center program and adds 5 additional Tier 1 grants, and creates 20 competitive Tier 2 grants.||Submitted|
|#217||Version 2||LaTourette (OH), Kucinich (OH)||Bi-Partisan||Revised Would direct the Secretary to permit a State to acquire, construct, operate, and maintain a rest area along a non-Interstate Federal-aid highway. Would expand the use of rest areas on Interstate and Non-interstate highways including for commercial activities, and allows the revenue generated by rest areas to be spent on any public highway, street or road in the State. Under the amendment, in engaging in commercial activities, a State shall give priority to vendors who operate through the State licensing agency designated pursuant to the "Randolph-Sheppard Act."||Submitted|
|#218||Version 1||LaTourette (OH), Matsui (CA)||Bi-Partisan||Would direct the Secretary to establish standards to ensure that the design of Federal surface transportation projects provides for the safe and adequate accommodation, as determined by the State or other direct recipient of funds, in all phases of project planning, development, and operation, of all users of the transportation network, including motorized and nonmotorized users.||Submitted|
|#232||Version 1||LaTourette (OH)||Republican||Would authorize and make available the additional funding that is a result of revenue generated through the enactment of federal employee retirement reform and expanded domestic energy leases during the first two years of enactment of this Act.||Submitted|
|#233||Version 1||LaTourette (OH), Bass (NH)||Republican||Would increase funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by $600,000,000 in each of the five fiscal years after the date of enactment of this Act.||Submitted|
|#248||Version 1||Lee, Barbara (CA)||Democrat||Would require any major spending bill to include a CBO score to measure the impact of the authorizing legislation on the rate of poverty in America.||Submitted|
|#291||Version 1||Lewis, John (GA)||Democrat||Late Would strike Section 339 (b) of the National Highway System Designation Act and expand the definition of "transportation enhancement activities" to include constructing Type II noise barriers.||Submitted|
|#292||Version 1||Lewis, John (GA)||Democrat||Late Would strike the motorcoach language in H.R. 7 (pages 585 and 618-629), and replace it with the motorcoach safety language included in S. 1950.||Submitted|
|#66||Version 1||Lipinski (IL)||Democrat||Would expand new starts eligibility to comprehensive rebuilds of transit lines beyond their expected useful life to allow for expansion of service.||Submitted|
|#151||Version 1||Lynch (MA)||Democrat||Would prevent the main provisions of Title XVI of H.R. 7, pertaining to increased retirement contributions for federal workers, from going into effect while federal employees are operating under a pay freeze. Would also exclude Member’s of Congress from receiving relief from the increased retirement contributions during years in which federal employees are subject to a pay freeze.||Made In Order|
|#152||Version 1||Lynch (MA)||Democrat||Would strike section 16004 (Annuity Supplement) in Title XVI of H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#64||Version 1||Marino (PA)||Republican||Would modify requirements relating to an addition to Corridor O in Pennsylvania on the Appalachian development highway system to eliminate the statutory funding cap for the Corridor, contained in section 1118.||Submitted|
|#53||Version 1||Markey, Edward (MA)||Democrat||Would expand on the oil export ban already included in the Arctic drilling subtitle (Sec. 17706) to prohibit export of any natural gas produced pursuant to a lease issued under Title XVII of this Act.||Made In Order|
|#54||Version 1||Markey, Edward (MA)||Democrat||Would require companies holding defective leases which allow them to drill on public lands off-shore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title XVII of this Act.||Made In Order|
|#55||Version 1||Markey, Edward (MA)||Democrat||Would strike new state revenue sharing from H.R. 7 as well as repeal existing revenue sharing authority for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas authorized during the 109th Congress. The amendment would preserve current OCS revenue directed to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.||Submitted|
|#70||Version 1||Markey, Edward (MA), Cohen (TN), Welch (VT), Connolly (VA)||Democrat||Would ensure that if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the oil that it transports to the Gulf of Mexico and the fuels made from that oil remain in this country to benefit Americans. Would allow the President to waive this requirement if it can be shown that an export of the oil or fuels won’t increase our dependence on oil or fuels we buy from hostile nations, that prices for refiners and consumers won’t go up if the export occurs, or if an export is needed to comply with any international treaties or other agreements we have to export oil or fuels.||Made In Order|
|#183||Version 1||Matheson (UT)||Democrat||Would allow roads that have already been designated as National Scenic Byways to maintain this designation notwithstanding the repeal of the program under this bill.||Submitted|
|#134||Version 1||Matsui (CA)||Democrat||Would authorize Army Corps of Engineers to implement any flood risk management initiatives that has an Army Chief of Engineers report and has been submitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Army. Would require that only those initiatives that have been fully vetted as meeting all Federal economic justification, public safety, technical, environmental, public disclosure and non-federal cost-sharing requirements in reports submitted to Congress may qualify and only if submitted before the date of enactment of this Act.||Submitted|
|#87||Version 1||McCarthy, Carolyn (NY), Towns (NY)||Democrat||Would allow for those recipients who also run heavy, light, or commuter rail to also be eligible for the Bus and Bus Facilities grants so long as they provide paratransit services.||Submitted|
|#88||Version 1||McCarthy, Carolyn (NY)||Democrat||Would require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a comprehensive study on distracted driving, including cognitive distraction when driving, driver distraction impacts on young, inexperienced drivers and build upon past reports and findings that the Department has conducted. Would require, not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report regarding the findings of the study under subsection (a) to the appropriate committees of Congress, including any recommendations to revise the requirement for minimum penalties under section 167(b)(2) of title 23, United States Code.||Submitted|
|#89||Version 1||McCarthy, Carolyn (NY)||Democrat||Would insert the text of H.R. 233, the Safe Drivers Act of 2011 at the end of Title V. Would require the Secretary to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway program funds for the fiscal year if the state has not enacted or is not enforcing a law that: (1) prohibits, except in an emergency, an operator of a moving or idling motor vehicle on a public road from using a hand-held mobile device (other than a voice-activated, vehicle-integrated or similar device, or a global positioning system [GPS] which is not vehicle-integrated); and (2) requires, upon conviction of a violation of such prohibition, the imposition of certain minimum penalties.||Submitted|
|#1||Version 1||McClintock (CA)||Republican||Would prohibit funds for the Central Subway Project of San Francisco.||Submitted|
|#178||Version 1||McDermott (WA), Napolitano (CA), Thompson, Mike (CA)||Democrat||Would add a section describing certain revenues and expenditures of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, and would add a subparagraph to Section 2241 of Title 33 to include improvements or repairs for the safety and continued operation of the Nation’s harbors.||Submitted|
|#135||Version 1||McGovern (MA)||Democrat||Would reduce the federal deficit by $40 billion by eliminating subsidies to oil companies.||Submitted|
|#94||Version 1||McKinley (WV)||Republican||Would insert the text of H.R. 2273, Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, at the end of Title III. Would leave regulation and enforcement of coal combustion residuals to the states, and utilize the existing framework and requirements of federal regulatory programs for those states to follow.||Submitted|
|#95||Version 1||McKinley (WV)||Republican||Would prevent the EPA Administrator from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing any regulation that identifies or lists coal ash under Subtitle C of the Solid Waste Disposal Act for the purposes of any highway or infrastructure project or activity.||Submitted|
|#176||Version 2||Mica (FL)||Republican||Revised Would provide technical corrections recommended by the Department of Transportation and Legislative Counsel. Also includes provisions the Chairman agreed to work with Members on during the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#108||Version 1||Michaud (ME)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would require a Department of Transportation study and manual on best practices for implementing cost effective roadway safety infrastructure improvements on high-risk rural roads.||Withdrawn|
|#161||Version 2||Miller, George (CA), Brown, Corrine (FL)||Democrat||Revised Would restore health and safety protections with regards to:(a) Fair Labor Standards Act overtime protections for workers who drive commercial motor vehicles to transport railroad crews; (b) employer obligations to provide training to contract workers; (c) the hazmat train-the-trainer program; and (d) Occupational Safety and Health Administration coverage for employees who handle hazardous materials.||Submitted|
|#145||Version 1||Moore, Gwen (WI)||Democrat||Would add research activities regarding school-based drivers' education training as an allowable use of federal highway safety research efforts aimed at improving driver education and training.||Submitted|
|#225||Version 2||Moore, Gwen (WI)||Democrat||Revised Would add support of industry and university research consortia as a priority purpose for funds authorized for intelligent transportation systems research and development.||Submitted|
|#226||Version 1||Moore, Gwen (WI)||Democrat||Would encourage entrepreneurship, job creation, and access to the Transportation Department’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program for qualified businesses by reforming the program’s Personal Net Worth Standard determination to better account for retirement assets that are not immediately available to applicants to bring it in line with similar efforts by the Small Business Administration.||Submitted|
|#227||Version 1||Moore, Gwen (WI)||Democrat||Would express the sense of Congress that a dedicated source of federal revenue through the Mass Transit Account is critical to the development of a nationwide public transportation system.||Submitted|
|#228||Version 1||Moore, Gwen (WI)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would authorize the use of highway safety funds to help support school based drivers education programs with priority given to states with high numbers of teen crashes and which have included reducing such crashes as a priority in their state highway safety plan.||Withdrawn|
|#236||Version 1||Murphy, Christopher (CT)||Democrat||Would require that solicitations for competitive proposals for a contract state that an agency may consider how the award of a contract will affect domestic employment. Would provide that a company may include a "Jobs Impact Statement" to highlight the amount of American Jobs they expect to create or retain with the award of a contract.||Submitted|
|#237||Version 1||Murphy, Christopher (CT)||Democrat||Requires that design work on federal-aid highway and transit projects cannot be performed through contracts with firms that are not based in the U.S.||Submitted|
|#25||Version 1||Nadler (NY), Carnahan (MO), Johnson, Hank (GA), Capps (CA)||Democrat||Would strike Sec. 5203(h)(3)(E) (pages 447-448), the provision of the bill that allows a Governor to modify a metropolitan TIP and add a project without the approval or endorsement of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).||Submitted|
|#26||Version 1||Nadler (NY)||Democrat||Would add the Transportation Job Corps Act, which creates a career-ladder grant program within FTA to address both the issue of job retention for existing workers, and of job creation for new workers, with a focus on “disconnected youth,” in the transit industry.||Submitted|
|#27||Version 1||Nadler (NY), LaTourette (OH), Blumenauer (OR), Gibson (NY), Crowley (NY), Turner (NY), Grimm (NY), Lewis, John (GA), Fitzpatrick (PA), Norton (DC), Hayworth (NY), Rangel (NY)||Bi-Partisan||Would restore the dedicated guaranteed funding stream for public transportation programs. Would eliminate the Alternative Transportation Account, restore the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund and its 2.86 cent funding mechanism, and redirect the $40 billion appropriation in HR 7 to the Highway Trust Fund to ensure there is enough funding for both highways and transit. It would also move CMAQ, Ferries, Puerto Rico and Territorial Highways, and Research back into the Highway Trust Fund consistent with current law.||Submitted|
|#28||Version 1||Nadler (NY), Blumenauer (OR), Chabot (OH), Davis, Geoff (KY), Lipinski (IL), McMorris Rodgers (WA), Schmidt (OH), Smith, Adam (WA)||Bi-Partisan||Would restore the Projects of National and Regional Significance program as a competitive merit-based grant program as it was originally established in SAFETEA-LU, which has been eliminated in HR 7.||Submitted|
|#13||Version 1||Napolitano (CA)||Democrat||Would strike subtitle E, consisting of section 8401-positive train control, from the bill.||Submitted|
|#169||Version 1||Noem (SD)||Republican||Would facilitate the development of onshore wind power by waiving NEPA requirements for meteorological testing towers that cause little disturbance and are installed to test the viability of an area for potential wind power.||Submitted|
|#278||Version 1||Norton (DC)||Democrat||Late Would extend until January 1, 2013 the transit benefits parity between parking and mass transit for employer-provided transit benefits.||Submitted|
|#279||Version 1||Norton (DC), Payne (NJ)||Democrat||Late Would require states to use one half of one percent of federal highway funds for construction training. The amendment would amend 23 USC 140(b), which currently gives states the option of using one half of one percent for the funds for training.||Submitted|
|#280||Version 1||Norton (DC), Moran, James (VA), Edwards, Donna (MD)||Democrat||Late Would instruct that the Secretary of Transportation may not “plan, design or construct” closures to E Street, NW, Washington, DC, between 15th and 17th streets until the Secretary has submitted to Congress a traffic mitigation plan. This amendment is intended to address the fact that the federal government closed E Street after 9/11 and this closure has caused significant unmitigated traffic congestion.||Submitted|
|#281||Version 1||Norton (DC), Moran, James (VA), Edwards, Donna (MD)||Democrat||Late Would amend the bill to express that it is the sense of Congress that the closure of E Street, NW, Washington, DC, between 15th and 17th Streets in the District of Columbia by the federal government has caused substantial adverse traffic and environmental impacts on the Washington metropolitan region and that the Secretary of Transportation shall work with the Washington metropolitan region to mitigate such impacts. This amendment is intended to address the fact that the federal government closed E Street after 9/11 and this closure has caused significant unmitigated traffic congestion.||Submitted|
|#190||Version 1||Nugent (FL)||Republican||Would allow members of Congress to opt-out of participating in the Federal Employees Retirement System. It also would allow members to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan without receiving a federal match to their contributions.||Made In Order|
|#288||Version 1||Olver (MA)||Democrat||Late Withdrawn Would help coordinate innovative transportation services for disadvantaged individuals to access human services and employment and job training related opportunities.||Withdrawn|
|#120||Version 1||Pascrell (NJ), Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would require states to report annually to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) how they plan to coordinate their Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program (Section 5317) with transportation services offered under the Older Americans Act.||Submitted|
|#121||Version 1||Pascrell (NJ), Carnahan (MO)||Democrat||Would authorize states that use federal funds for mobility management activities to use a 90 percent federal cost share under the coordinated access and mobility program formula grants.||Submitted|
|#128||Version 1||Pascrell (NJ)||Democrat||Would require a GAO/FTA study to evaluate techniques to improve rail crossing safety, including the effectiveness of “second train coming” signs and cross gate skirts.||Submitted|
|#270||Version 1||Perlmutter (CO)||Democrat||Late Would strike the underlying provision authorizing authority of a Governor to override Metropolitan Planning Organization decisions, bypassing the local planning process that examines, reviews, and prioritizes highway projects. Strikes page 447 line 24 through page 448 line 17.||Submitted|
|#234||Version 1||Peters (MI)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would amend the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation section (Subtitle B: Innovative Financing) to expand the projects eligible for TIFIA for smaller, transit related projects within a one-half mile radius of a transit station. Specifically, it would lowers the project eligibility criteria from the present $50 million minimum to $10 million.||Withdrawn|
|#103||Version 1||Petri (WI), Blumenauer (OR), LaTourette (OH), Lipinski (IL), Johnson, Timothy (IL), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)||Bi-Partisan||Would preserve dedicated funding, based on 2009 levels, for transportation enhancement and safe routes to school activities in a consolidated Transportation Improvements Program. Would allow States to choose the source of funds from apportionments, and funds remaining after eligible projects have been funded could be used by the State for any purpose eligible under the Surface Transportation Program. Would amend the definition of transportation enhancement activities to remove transportation museums and other references, and state coordinators and a competitively selected clearinghouse would be funded.||Submitted|
|#240||Version 1||Petri (WI)||Republican||Would provide that, if the segment of Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin becomes part of the Interstate, trucks currently operating on the highway could continue to operate after the designation.||Submitted|
|#238||Version 1||Pierluisi (PR), Bordallo (GU), Christensen (VI), Faleomavaega (AS), Sablan (MP)||Democrat||Would transfer authorization of appropriations or contract authority for the Puerto Rico Highway Program and the Territorial Highway Program from the Alternative Transportation Account to the Highway Trust Fund.||Submitted|
|#239||Version 1||Pierluisi (PR)||Democrat||Would authorize the Secretary of Transportation to redistribute unused obligation authority for the surface transportation system and discretionary programs to Puerto Rico.||Submitted|
|#82||Version 1||Pingree (ME), Michaud (ME)||Democrat||Would provide the Secretary of Transportation with the discretion to allow states the flexibility to use funds apportioned under the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program to support the operations of a program, if the state used CMAQ funds to operate the program during fiscal year 2012.||Submitted|
|#130||Version 2||Polis (CO)||Democrat||Revised Would strike subtitle A of title XVII and provides a five year window offset through increasing the federal share of drilling revenue.||Made In Order|
|#137||Version 1||Pompeo (KS)||Republican||Withdrawn Would state that Congress will support voluntary industry disclosure of materials and chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, through a registry or mechanism such as FracFocus, and will oppose any attempts to stifle the technology through Federal regulatory burdens.||Withdrawn|
|#204||Version 1||Posey (FL)||Republican||Would require states to submit one-page reports that assign every dollar they receive to a specific transportation and infrastructure activity. The report will help determine the true cost of an activity and show which states are more efficient with tax dollars and would includes a penalty for non-compliance.||Submitted|
|#205||Version 1||Posey (FL)||Republican||Would increase accountability and transparency with taxpayer dollars by requiring states to submit one-page reports that assign every dollar they receive to a specific transportation and infrastructure activity.||Submitted|
|#71||Version 1||Price, Tom (GA)||Republican||Would allow any document required to be submitted under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to be submitted in electronic form.||Submitted|
|#72||Version 1||Price, Tom (GA)||Republican||Would ensure only sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places would require the Secretary to make a finding of de minimis impact in highway construction.||Submitted|
|#289||Version 1||Quigley (IL)||Democrat||Late Would ensure that there are no diversions of Fixed Guideway dollars to non-Fixed Guideway agencies.||Submitted|
|#290||Version 1||Quigley (IL)||Democrat||Late Would add language to the bill to clarify that states that have anti "pay-to-play" laws on the book are not in violation of federal competitive bidding requirements.||Submitted|
|#39||Version 2||Rahall (WV), Garamendi (CA), LaTourette (OH), Sutton (OH), Lipinski (IL), Murphy, Christopher (CT)||Bi-Partisan||Revised Would strengthen existing Buy America requirements for investments in highway, bridge, public transit, and rail infrastructure and equipment to ensure that all of the steel, iron, and manufactured goods (including rolling stock)used in these projects is produced in the United States. Would also apply Buy America requirements to rail infrastructure loans and loan guarantees. Finally, the amendment would require that Buy America requirements are applied in a manner that is consistent with international trade agreements.||Submitted|
|#148||Version 1||Reed (NY)||Republican||Would provide an automatic categorical exclusion on highway safety projects.||Submitted|
|#149||Version 1||Reed (NY), Owens (NY)||Bi-Partisan||Would provide an automatic categorical exclusion from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for bridge maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction and replacement projects as well as highway resurfacing projects for all roads and bridges that are not on the National Highway System.||Submitted|
|#158||Version 1||Reed (NY)||Republican||Would exempt any federal aid highway, bridge, safety, sidewalk, bike, pedestrian project that has been designated as a categorical exclusion, that is in the existing right of way, and does not require an additional property acquisition from all federal permit requirements.||Submitted|
|#285||Version 1||Rehberg (MT)||Republican||Late Would strike language (Sec. 6606) in H.R. 7 banning transportation of horses in a multilevel trailer and that authorizes a civil penalty of between $100 and $500 for each violation of this prohibition.||Submitted|
|#111||Version 3||Richardson (CA)||Democrat||Revised Would ensure that when developing the National Freight Policy the policy identify freight corridors of national significance.||Submitted|
|#112||Version 1||Richardson (CA)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would include local air quality agencies in the list of stakeholders for creating a National Freight Policy and state freight advisory committees. Would also include reducing emissions from mobile sources on highways and implementing a zero or near-zero emission technologies among goals for the National Freight Policy.||Withdrawn|
|#113||Version 1||Richardson (CA)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would ensure greater cooperation between metropolitan planning associations and local air quality agencies to create sound policy and reduce costs.||Withdrawn|
|#282||Version 1||Richmond (LA)||Republican||Late Would allow oil and gas revenues to be used for coastal wetlands conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection, or infrastructure projects directly impacted by coastal wetland losses. Currently, HR 7 contains a prohibition on how states can use oil and gas revenues. Energy producing states use offshore oil and gas revenues to fund their required state cost share of hurricane protection and coastline restoration programs.||Made In Order|
|#283||Version 1||Richmond (LA)||Republican||Late Would require GAO to conduct a study on the impact of highway funding cuts on the ability of state and local governments to plan for and respond to disasters.||Submitted|
|#40||Version 1||Rigell (VA)||Republican||Would grant a state authority to permit vehicles operated by members of the Armed Forces (including reserve components) serving on active duty and law enforcement officials use of high occupancy vehicle facilities.||Submitted|
|#168||Version 1||Rivera (FL)||Republican||Would insert a Sense of Congress calling on the Administration to develop a plan with the appropriate federal agencies, partners in academia, and the private sector to coordinate the development of early detection technology in the case of a spill originating from foreign and international waters.||Submitted|
|#2||Version 1||Ross (FL)||Republican||Would stipulate that any cost savings, as determined by the Congressional Budget Office, under Title XVI – the Federal Employee Retirement -- of HR 7 be used for deficit reduction.||Submitted|
|#73||Version 1||Runyan (NJ)||Republican||Would allow New Jersey to opt-out of drilling and lease sales off of the coast of New Jersey if the people of New Jersey disapprove it via a referendum vote.||Submitted|
|#92||Version 1||Rush (IL)||Democrat||Would amend Title VII [RESEARCH AND EDUCATION] to direct the Secretary of Transportation to grant special consideration to applications for Regional and Standard University Transportation Centers to consortia inclusive of Predominately Black Institutions (PBI), 1890 Land Grant Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions or Tribal Colleges or Universities.||Submitted|
|#93||Version 1||Rush (IL)||Democrat||Would amend Title XIV [KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE] to prohibit the issuance of a permit absent conditions that restrict the ability of the permit recipient from initiating or threatening to initiate proceedings to invoke the power of eminent domain against the will of a property’s owner for the purposes of constructing or operating the Keystone XL pipeline.||Made In Order|
|#277||Version 3||Scalise (LA), Bonner (AL), Landry (LA), Miller, Jeff (FL), Palazzo (MS), Southerland (FL), Olson (TX), Richmond (LA)||Republican||Late Revised Would dedicate Clean Water Act penalties associated with the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.||Made In Order|
|#139||Version 1||Schakowsky (IL)||Democrat||Would expand eligibility for “transit enhancement” projects to include car-sharing organizations.||Submitted|
|#167||Version 1||Schiff (CA), Richardson (CA), Chu (CA)||Democrat||Would reinstate the National Fuel Cell Bus Program and amend the original authorization to the Zero Emission Bus Program, making the program technology neutral and continuing the public private partnership that has developed and deployed zero emission buses.||Submitted|
|#170||Version 1||Schock (IL)||Republican||Would require state entities to adhere to requirements and guidelines in the Federal Acquisition Regulation relating to exchanges with industry before receipt of proposals.||Submitted|
|#102||Version 2||Sessions (TX)||Republican||Revised Would prohibit funds from being used to subsidize Amtrak lines that operate at a 50 percent loss.||Submitted|
|#260||Version 1||Shuler (NC), Hunter (CA)||Bi-Partisan||Would alter Section 1108(b)(2)(C) to allow states to use funds apportioned under section 104(b)(2) or 104(b)(3) for optional projects or programs to establish alternative fuel refueling facilities throughout the state.||Submitted|
|#132||Version 1||Smith, Lamar (TX)||Republican||Would amend section 22908 to include new railroad stations or maintenance facilities adjacent to or near an existing right-of-way from projects categorically excluded from environmental assessment requirements or the preparation of environmental impact statements under standards promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality.||Submitted|
|#138||Version 1||Smith, Adam (WA), Sires (NJ)||Democrat||Would establish within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation an Office of Freight Planning and Development, to coordinate investment of Federal funding to improve the efficiency of the national transportation system; facilitate communication among government, public, and private freight transportation stakeholders; and support the Secretary in the development of the National Freight Transportation Strategic Plan.||Submitted|
|#143||Version 1||Smith, Christopher (NJ)||Republican||Would require that within 180 days, the DOT Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that describes and analyzes State laws relating to road rage and aggressive driving, which includes: definitions; prevention strategies; educational requirements; and penalties for offenders.||Submitted|
|#188||Version 1||Southerland (FL), Buchanan (FL), Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Young, C.W. Bill (FL), Bilirakis (FL), Rivera (FL), Wasserman Schultz (FL), Brown, Corrine (FL), Castor (FL), Hastings, Alcee (F||Bi-Partisan||Would strike the leasing of New Offshore Areas for the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and replace it with an offset of $1.78 billion from the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund.||Submitted|
|#164||Version 1||Stivers (OH)||Republican||Withdrawn Would uphold the integrity of the longstanding existing federal statute with regards to competitive bidding -- Title 23, United States Code, Section 112 (Letting of Contracts) -- and its primacy in federal-state relations governing the implementation of the federal-aid highway program.||Withdrawn|
|#274||Version 2||Sullivan (OK)||Republican||Late Revised Would add the House passed language of H.R. 2681, the Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act to H.R. 7.||Submitted|
|#74||Version 1||Sutton (OH)||Democrat||Would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to prescribe motor vehicle safety standards that require electronic stability control systems for heavy vehicles to reduce rollover and loss of control crashes. Would require NHTSA to issue the notice of proposed rulemaking no later than 3 months after the date of enactment, and publish the final rule no later than 15 months after enactment.||Submitted|
|#124||Version 1||Thompson, Mike (CA), Capps (CA)||Democrat||Would maintain funding for local Off-System bridges by continuing the current law of a 15% set-aside for replacement of these bridges, and holding harmless off-system bridge funding in each state at FY2009 levels.||Submitted|
|#127||Version 1||Thompson, Mike (CA), Woolsey (CA)||Democrat||Would clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California.||Made In Order|
|#131||Version 1||Thompson, Mike (CA)||Democrat||Would transfer twenty percent of the Corp of Engineers – Civil, Department of the Army Expenses account, to the Corp of Engineers – Civil, Department of the Army Construction account.||Submitted|
|#147||Version 1||Tiberi (OH)||Republican||Withdrawn Would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the shipping investment withdrawal rules in section 955 and to provide an incentive to reinvest foreign shipping earnings in the United States.||Withdrawn|
|#182||Version 1||Tiberi (OH)||Republican||Withdrawn Would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain shipping from the harbor maintenance tax.||Withdrawn|
|#220||Version 1||Tonko (NY)||Democrat||Would make three changes to Section 1715, Truck Parking: renames the Section to Jason's Law; requires the Secretary to update survey every 3 years; and encourages States to consider information from the survey when putting together Strategic Highway Safety Plans in accordance with Section 1301 of the bill.||Submitted|
|#221||Version 1||Tonko (NY)||Democrat||Would allow a State to reallocate any funds that were provided to it for specific projects listed in SAFETEA-LU, TEA21, or ISTEA to new projects that would otherwise be eligible for funding under Title 23.||Submitted|
|#166||Version 1||Turner (NY), Gibson (NY)||Republican||Would include a bridge apportionment factor within the National Highway System Program(NHS), recognizing the need for this funding source to improve NHS bridges.||Submitted|
|#287||Version 1||Turner (OH)||Republican||Late Would bring the treatment of railroads for historic preservation in line with the treatment of interstate highways for the same purpose.||Submitted|
|#296||Version 1||Turner (NY)||Republican||Late Would direct the Secretary of Transportation to transfer 20 percent of the amount in the Highway Trust fund to the Alternative Transportation Account, beginning September 30, 2016.||Submitted|
|#20||Version 1||Walberg (MI)||Republican||Would amend the Highway Beautification Act (HBA) to exempt rural counties with populations of 60,000 or fewer residents from the limitations of the Act by allowing businesses that reside no more than 10 miles from the highway right-of-way to advertise.||Submitted|
|#275||Version 1||Walz (MN)||Democrat||Late Withdrawn Would require Railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration to consider access to rail transportation for shippers of toxic-by-inhalation hazardous materials during implementation of Positive Train Control.||Withdrawn|
|#276||Version 1||Walz (MN)||Democrat||Late Would extend the $1 per gallon Biodiesel Tax Credit through 2013.||Submitted|
|#293||Version 1||Walz (MN)||Democrat||Late Would protect FERS Supplemental Annuity Benefits for dual-status military personnel who have earned them through 25 years of service, or after reaching 50 years of age and completing 20 years of service.||Submitted|
|#193||Version 1||Waters (CA)||Democrat||Would state that it is the Sense of Congress that the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor light rail project, which is being constructed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) should include a station to serve the Leimert Park community and a station to serve the Westchester community.||Submitted|
|#194||Version 2||Waters (CA)||Democrat||Revised Would appropriate $500 million per year for TIGER grants for FY 2013 and FY 2014.||Submitted|
|#195||Version 1||Waters (CA)||Democrat||Would delete the repeal of Section 1906 of SAFETEA-LU, Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling.||Submitted|
|#235||Version 1||Waters (CA)||Democrat||Would appropriate $500 million per year for TIGER grants for FY 2013 and FY 2014. The amendment offsets the appropriation by eliminating the tax deduction for drilling and development costs for taxpayers earning in excess of $100,000,000 in a taxable year.||Submitted|
|#7||Version 1||Webster (FL)||Republican||Withdrawn Would give priority to revenue generating projects in the distribution of funds from State infrastructure banks.||Withdrawn|
|#251||Version 1||Welch (VT)||Democrat||Withdrawn Would require the Commissioner of the FERC to certify the commission has had sufficient time to make a ruling on the Keystone pipeline.||Withdrawn|
|#83||Version 2||Whitfield (KY)||Republican||Revised Would exempt a bridge that is being reconstructed, due to damage resulting in its closure, from certain federal requirements to alleviate urgent safety and transportation needs.||Submitted|
|#50||Version 1||Wilson (FL)||Democrat||Would withhold federal-aid highway funds from states failing to enact and implement laws establishing penalties for using a cell phone while driving with a minor in the vehicle.||Submitted|
|#51||Version 1||Wilson (FL)||Democrat||Would withhold federal-aid highway funds from states failing to enact and implement laws establishing penalties for using a cell phone while driving.||Submitted|
|#150||Version 1||Wilson (FL)||Democrat||Would clarify that ‘texting’ be explicitly included in a state’s highway safety program that is already mandated to “reduce crashes resulting from unsafe driving behavior (including aggressive or fatigued driving and distracted driving arising from the use of electronic devices in vehicles).” Would also authorize the Secretary to carry out research, training, and education programs related to texting while driving under the Highway Safety Research and Development program.||Submitted|
|#247||Version 1||Wittman (VA)||Republican||Would add H.R. 2173 (Advancing Offshore Wind Production Act) to the bill. The amendment would speed the production of clean, renewable American energy by streamlining the process for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to develop offshore wind power. The amendment would waive Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C)) for temporary meteorological towers that cause less than five acres of disturbance, are removed within five years of the completion of the project and are installed to test the viability of an area for potential wind power.||Submitted|
|#30||Version 2||Woodall (GA)||Republican||Revised Would state Congress' intention that any telecommunication device regulations for motor vehicles are the sole responsibility of the states and prohibits the Department of Transportation from regulating telecommunication devices in motor vehicles.||Submitted|
|#31||Version 1||Woodall (GA)||Republican||Would add a component to the study already established under Section 6603 calling for an assessment of the impact on small employers of compliance with recent U.S. Department of Transportation regulations regarding cell phone usage.||Submitted|
|#156||Version 1||Young, Don (AK)||Republican||Would amend 23 USC 118(e)(relating to access and development roads in Alaska and Puerto Rico) to allow eligibility of port intermodal facilities for Federal Highway Administration funds.||Submitted|
Rule Information for H.R. 3408, H.R. 3813, and H.R. 7 (General Debate)
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 8-4 on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.
FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 547:
Agreed to by record vote of 235-186, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 229-181, on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
1. Structured rule for H.R. 3408.
2. Provides one hour of general debate with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the COmmittee on Energy and Commerce.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of titles XIV and XVII of Rules Committee Print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted, and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 3408 printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 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.
7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the Rules Committee report.
8. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 3408 with or without instructions.
9. Structured rule for H.R. 3813.
10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of title XVI of Rules Committee Print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted, and provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
14. Makes in order only those further amendments to H.R. 3813 printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the 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.
15.Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the Rules Committee report.
16. Provides one motion to recommit H.R. 3813 with or without instructions.
17. General Debate for H.R. 7.
18. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
19. Waives all points of order against consideration of H.R. 7.
20. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of titles I through XIII and XV of Rules Committee Print 112-14 shall be considered as adopted.
21. Provides that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
22. Directs the Clerk to retain title and section designations as they appear in Rules Committee Print 112-14 when preparing an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 7, H.R. 3408, H.R. 3813.
23. Authorizes the Clerk to make technical and conforming changes to amendatory instructions in the engrossment of H.R. 3408 and H.R. 3813.
24. Directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 7, add the texts of H.R. 3408 and H.R. 3813, as passed by the House, retaining the title and section designations as they appear in Rules Committee Print 112-14 to the extent possible, and to make technical and conforming changes.
25. Provides that upon the addition of the text of H.R. 3408 or H.R. 3813, as passed by the House, to the engrossment of H.R. 7, H.R. 3408 or H.R. 3813 (as the case may be) shall be laid on the table.
26. Authorizes the chair of each of the following committees to file a supplemental report to accompany any of the following measures: Natural Resources, with respect to H.R. 3407, 3408, and 3410; Ways and Means, with respect to H.R. 3864; and Oversight and Government Reform, with respect to H.R. 3813.
Summary of Amendments to be Made in Order, Part A:
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
Would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) study, as required by the bipartisan pipeline safety bill (P.L 112-90), before issuing a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
Would ensure that if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, the oil that it transports to the Gulf of Mexico and the fuels made from that oil remain in this country to benefit Americans. Would allow the President to waive this requirement if it can be shown that an export of the oil or fuels won’t increase our dependence on oil or fuels we buy from hostile nations, that prices for refiners and consumers won’t go up if the export occurs, or if an export is needed to comply with any international treaties or other agreements we have to export oil or fuels.
Would amend Title XIV [KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE] to prohibit the issuance of a permit absent conditions that restrict the ability of the permit recipient from initiating or threatening to initiate proceedings to invoke the power of eminent domain against the will of a property’s owner for the purposes of constructing or operating the Keystone XL pipeline.
Would require that a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is not to be issued or deemed issued unless the permit applicant can certify and provide adequate documentation to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel to be used in domestic portion of the pipeline is produced in North America.
(REVISED) Would strike subtitle A of title XVII and provides a five year window offset through increasing the federal share of drilling revenue.
(REVISED) Would change the underlying bill's requirement that the Department of the Interior substitute two new lease blocks for each one lease block that is deferred from a lease sale at the request of the Department of Defense, to replace each deferred lease block with one new lease block. Would also call attention to the existing authority under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act for the President to designate National Defense Areas on the outer Continental Shelf that are restricted from exploration and operation. The amendment would also require the North Aleutian Basin lease sale to be conducted by 2015 rather than one year after enactment of the Act.
Would strike Section 17304, relating to oil and gas lease sales in the Southern California planning area, and part 4, relating to OCS revenue sharing with coastal states.
Would require the Secretary to conduct an economic impact survey to determine the economic effects that lease sales within 100 miles of the coast of Florida will have on the Florida fishing and tourism industries.
(REVISED) Would prohibit oil and natural gas lease sales in the northeast U.S.
(LATE) Would allow oil and gas revenues to be used for coastal wetlands conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection, or infrastructure projects directly impacted by coastal wetland losses. Currently, HR 7 contains a prohibition on how states can use oil and gas revenues. Energy producing states use offshore oil and gas revenues to fund their required state cost share of hurricane protection and coastline restoration programs.
(REVISED) Would raise the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act cap to $750 million per year starting in year 2023 until 2055. The amendment would keep the $500 million cap per year in place through year 2022.
(LATE) Would require a person to include in the application for a drilling lease an estimate of the economic impact, including job losses, resulting from a worst-case discharge of oil from facilities operating under the lease.
Would clarify that the legislation does not allow for oil and gas drilling on the northern coast of California.
Would affirm that nothing in the underlying bill will affect funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Would require that offshore oil and gas leases contain specific safety requirements.
Would streamline the NEPA process to allow for expedited development of renewable energy projects on federal lands and waters.
Would expand on the oil export ban already included in the Arctic drilling subtitle (Sec. 17706) to prohibit export of any natural gas produced pursuant to a lease issued under Title XVII of this Act.
Would require companies holding defective leases which allow them to drill on public lands off-shore without paying a royalty, to renegotiate those leases prior to bidding on new leases issued pursuant to Title XVII of this Act.
Would minimize NEPA requirements for a geothermal exploration test project so a project can quickly move forward if resources are found.
(LATE) (REVISED) Would dedicate Clean Water Act penalties associated with the Deepwater Horizon disaster to the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.
Summary of Amendments to be Made in Order, Part B:
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
(LATE) Would ensure the bill achieves the intended discretionary savings.
Would prevent the main provisions of Title XVI of H.R. 7, pertaining to increased retirement contributions for federal workers, from going into effect while federal employees are operating under a pay freeze. Would also exclude Member’s of Congress from receiving relief from the increased retirement contributions during years in which federal employees are subject to a pay freeze.
Would allow members of Congress to opt-out of participating in the Federal Employees Retirement System. It also would allow members to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan without receiving a federal match to their contributions.