Senate Amendments to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
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- Text of Senate Amendments to H.R. 1 — Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 [PDF][XML]
:: House Amendment by Mr. Rogers of Kentucky to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1 [PDF]
:: Amendment to the House Amendment by Mr. Rogers of Kentucky to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1 [PDF]
Last Updated: 1/1/2013 at 1:20 PM
|#2||Version 1||Frelinghuysen (NJ)||Republican||SECOND DEGREE Amendment to the Substitute Amendment offered by Mr. Rogers of Kentucky to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1 – The amendment provides an additional $33.677B in total spending to cover current and anticipated needs in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Sandy. Agriculture ($218M) — This funding will go to emergency conservation and restoration efforts, as well as flood prevention and watershed repairs. Commerce, Justice, Science ($513.25M) — A large portion of this funding will go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve severe weather forecasts and warnings, to assess the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on coastal communities, and to support local recovery efforts. Other funding will help agencies and departments replace and repair property and equipment damaged during the storm. Department of Defense ($88.335M) — Hurricane Sandy inflicted damage to various bases, arsenals, ammunition plants, and other installations along the East Coast. This funding will support repairs to and clean-up for various military equipment and facilities affected. Energy and Water ($3.997B) — The amendment addresses additional needs to help the Army Corps of Engineers respond to damage incurred during Hurricane Sandy. As was done with previous disasters, these funds will help restore beaches, navigation channels, and other damaged infrastructure to pre-storm conditions, and assist with dredging and sustainability, as well as repairs and authorized improvements to flood control efforts in the affected areas. Financial Services ($651M) — The amendment will provide further funding for the SBA Disaster Loan Program to provide low-interest financing for the repair and rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property for homeowners, renters, and businesses. It will also provide additional grants to assist small businesses affected by the storm, and provide $7 million for repairs to various federal buildings damaged by the storm. Homeland Security ($6.544B) — In this amendment, FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund will receive additional funding for disaster recovery and relief efforts, including individual and public assistance. In addition, the funding will restore funding for operational losses to DHS agencies like Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Coast Guard. Interior and Environment ($1.166B) — The amendment provides funding to address storm-damage repairs to Department of the Interior buildings and facilities, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and other sites. Funding will also be used for wetland restoration. In addition, the amendment provides funding for EPA state grants for water and wastewater treatment infrastructure and environmental mediation. Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education ($725M) — This funding will go to help provide health services, including mental health treatment, education and training either directly or through dislocated worker emergency grants, case management, domestic violence services, and child welfare/youth services in the wake of the storm. In addition, the funding will support the reconstruction and repair of health and child care facilities, damaged Head Start facilities, and damaged Social Security Administration buildings and equipment. Transportation, Housing and Urban Development ($19.773B) — The amendment provides funding for repairs to Sandy-related damage to roads, bridges and tunnels through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program as well as the repair backlog for previous disasters. It also provides supplementary funding for repairs, replacement, and reconstruction for various transportation infrastructure: Federal Aviation Administration facilities and equipment; Amtrak rails and equipment; and affected public transportation infrastructure in the New York City metropolitan area (including the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, New Jersey Transit, and ferries operated by the New York City Department of Transportation). To support community and housing needs for Sandy and other 2011-2013 eligible disasters, the amendment also provides added funding for the Community Development Block Grant program to assist state and local governments meet needs for public infrastructure like hospitals, utilities and roads, repairs for small businesses, rental assistance, and other community development projects.||Submitted|
|#1||Version 1||Rogers, Harold (KY)||Republican||House Substitute Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1 - The House Substitute amendment provides $27 billion in emergency funding to address immediate needs for victims and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The bill will continue funding for ongoing recovery efforts, while allowing time for Congress to consider new and longer-term needs in the future. The bill does not include funding for programs or projects that are better funded under the normal yearly Appropriations process, does not include funding for non-emergency mitigation efforts, funding for programs that have traditionally not been included in emergency bills, or language that gives any Administration officials unrestrained and unaccountable use of funds. National Flood Insurance Program ($9.7B) — The bill includes the authorization of a $9.7 billion increase in borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program. This will allow insurance claims for flood damages sustained during the hurricane to be paid to home and business owners covered under the program, as well as allow new, eligible participants to enroll in the program. Disaster Relief Fund ($5.4B) — This funding will fulfill near-term needs for FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund, the most immediate source of relief and recovery funds available to individuals, families, and communities to support ongoing recovery in affected areas. This includes providing individual assistance such as temporary housing, crisis counseling, and disaster unemployment assistance. It also provides funding for public assistance to local communities and certain nonprofits for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repair, replacement, and restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain nonprofit organizations. Transit Emergency Relief ($5.4B) — This funding will provide reasonable assistance and recovery to the four major affected transit agencies — New York’s MTA, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, New Jersey Transit, and the City of New York DOT Ferries. Language is included to provide stringent oversight on the use of funding and the administration of grants. CDBG ($3.9B) — This funding through the Community Development Fund at HUD will support critical and immediate community needs. This includes repairs to damage sustained by publicly owned hospitals, local roads and utilities, small businesses, etc. Army Corps of Engineers ($1.35B) — The bill fully funds the Administration’s updated estimates for Army Corps of Engineers projects for response and recovery to Hurricane Sandy. As was done after previous disasters, these funds will help restore navigation channels, beaches, and other damaged infrastructure to pre-storm conditions. In addition, the bill will provide funds to continue response and recovery activities for flood control, coastal emergency projects, and emergency dredging. The legislation also directs the Corps to submit plans for reducing the threats of future flooding to ensure future funding is responsibly and effectively utilized. Department of the Interior ($287M) — This funding will help repair national parks, lands and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior that sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy. This includes funding for immediate repair and recovery needs for national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries along the East Coast, and National Parks, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Veterans Affairs ($235M) — This funding will go to repairs and reconstruction at the Manhattan VA hospital and other VA medical facilities, which sustained significant flood damage during the storm. These repairs are urgently needed to provide adequate medical services and care to veterans in the Northeast region, many of whom have had to move to other VA facilities following the storm. Small Business Administration ($161M) — This funding will provide for the immediate needs of the SBA Disaster Loan Program to provide timely, low-interest financing for the repair and rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property for homeowners, renters, and businesses. This funding would also provide grants to assist small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy with disaster recovery and response problems. Department of Health and Human Services ($100M) — The bill provides $100 million in funding for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund for disaster response and recovery efforts directly related to Hurricane Sandy. This includes funding for the Social Services Block Grant program for repairs to social services facilities, repairs to Head Start centers, temporary services for children enrolled in closed centers, replacement of equipment and resource losses within National Institute of Health studies, etc. Amtrak ($32M) — The bill provides funding to repair Amtrak infrastructure that sustained hurricane damage. The bill does not fund Administration-requested offsets for operating revenue losses or for construction of a long-planned Hudson River tunnel. National Guard ($24.2M) — This funding will support Army National Guard’s Military Construction to repair a variety of buildings and structures damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Federal Aviation Administration ($14.6M) — The Federal Aviation Administration requires funding to repair or replace equipment and facilities damaged by Sandy. These include navigation systems, control towers, and power systems. Agriculture ($6M) — This will support replenishing stocks at food banks and soup kitchens in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, via the Commodity Assistance Program through the Food and Nutrition Service.||Submitted|
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