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H.R. 4346 - Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 4346 PDF XML

    (as reported)

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  • H. Rept. 117-80 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Appropriations to accompany H.R. 4346.

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-3 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

MANAGERS: Morelle/Reschenthaler

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4346.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 shall be considered 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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
7. Section 3 provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
8. Provides one motion to recommit.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 4373.
10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees.
11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
12. Provides that the amendment printed in part C of the report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
14. Provides that following debate pursuant to section 5, each further amendment printed in part D of the report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 7 shall be considered 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, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
15. Section 7 provides that at any time after debate pursuant to section 5, the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part D of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
16. Provides one motion to recommit.
17. Structured rule for H.R. 4505.
18. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees.
19. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
20. Provides that the amendment printed in part E of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
21. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
22. Provides that following debate pursuant section 9, each further amendment printed in part F of the report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 11 shall be considered 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, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
23. Section 11 provides that at any time after debate pursuant to section 9, the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or her designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part F of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
24. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in parts B, D, and F of the report or amendments en bloc described in sections 3, 7, and 11 of the resolution.
25. Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratProhibits the use of funds to install permanent, above-ground fencing on the United States Capitol Grounds.Submitted
2Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratProhibits the United States Capitol Police from using funds to enforce the prohibition on the use of scooters on the United States Capitol Grounds.Made in Order
3Version 1Rosendale (MT)RepublicanProvides that no funds may be used to carry out H.Res. 73, which enables the Sergeant-at-Arms to fine Members for failure to complete security screening before entering the House Chamber.Submitted
4Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratWithdrawn Increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 in the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Environmental Health account to emphasize the importance of every child having access to drinking water at school that’s free of lead and dangerous materials.Withdrawn
5Version 3Langevin (RI)DemocratRevised Increases funding by $3.504 million for the Capitol Grounds account with the intent that these funds be used to prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers on the Capitol Complex.Made in Order
6Version 1Gottheimer (NJ)DemocratIncreases and decreases funds by $100,000 from the Architect of the Capitol's Capital Construction and Operations account to emphasize the importance of the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on the House Office Building grounds.Made in Order
7Version 1Biggs (AZ)RepublicanStrike section 212 - Authority to Hire Individuals Covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.Submitted
8Version 2Good (VA), Cawthorn (NC), Greene (GA), Miller, Mary (IL), Mast (FL), Van Duyne (TX), Duncan (SC), Perry (PA), Burgess (TX)RepublicanRevised Prohibits funding for the enforcement of a mask mandate in the United States Capitol Complex.Revised
9Version 1Biggs (AZ)RepublicanProhibits use of funds to issue vaccine passports or to require proof of COVID–19 vaccination as a requirement for access to Federal property or Federal services, or for access to congressional grounds or services.Submitted
10Version 1Foster (IL), Casten (IL), Takano (CA), Beyer (VA)DemocratIncreases and decreases GAO appropriations by $6 million to support robust funding for thorough, up-to-date technical information and evaluations for Members of Congress, like those provided by the Office of Technology Assessment.Made in Order
11Version 2Bowman (NY)DemocratRevised Increases funding by $250,000 for the Library of Congress, which can partner with HBCU's, Hispanic Serving Institutions, other Minority Serving Institutions, and community colleges to form fellowship opportunities and curriculum program associations. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from Capital Construction and Operations.Made in Order
12Version 2Bowman (NY)DemocratRevised Increases funding by $250,000 for the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, with the intent of supporting translation services for official communication materials on behalf of constituents with Limited English Proficiency. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations.Made in Order
13Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStrike Section 212 - Authority to Hire Individuals Covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.Submitted
14Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStrikes Section 214 - Removal of Offensive United States Capitol Statuary.Submitted
15Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanProhibits funds appropriated in this bill from being used for the Open World Leadership Center.Submitted
16Version 2Takano (CA), Foster (IL), Beyer (VA), Casten (IL)DemocratRevised Increases and decreases funding for the Congressional Research Service by $6 million to express the intent that the Office of Technology Assessment serves an unique role in providing technical expertise to Congress on issues of emerging technologies.Revised
17Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanProhibits funds appropriated in this bill from being used for the creation of a new position of a Deputy Assistant Inspector General.Submitted
18Version 1Boebert, Lauren (CO)RepublicanStrikes Section 210 - Plastic Waste Reduction.Submitted
19Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanEstablishes an increased maximum rate of pay for professional staff of personal, committee, and leadership offices of the House of Representatives that may be as great as an annual rate that is equal to 92 percent of the salary of a judge of the district court of the US. Does not affect the maximum rate of pay for a Member of the House of Representatives.Submitted
20Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanIncreases and decreases funds by $100,000 the appropriations for the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House to encourage the creation of a collaborative drafting program to help improve workflow between HOLC and Member Offices.Made in Order
21Version 1Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanEstablishes a Disaster Response Staff Reserve Fund to provide additional staffing services to address the overwhelming casework needs of an office whose district has been impacted by a federally declared disaster.Submitted
22Version 1Kelly, Robin (IL)DemocratIncreases and decreases funding by $4.2 million to highlight the GAO's Center for Audit Excellence and their work with Foreign Supreme Audit Institutions.Made in Order
23Version 1Wexton (VA)DemocratWithdrawn Directs the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a plaque that honors officers and law enforcement agencies that defended the Capitol against the January 6 attack. Directs the Architect of the Capitol to obtain matching plaques to be presented to each law enforcement agency and protective entity that responded.Withdrawn
24Version 2Grothman (WI)RepublicanRevised Decreases funding to the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion by $1,500,000, to FY2021 levels.Made in Order
25Version 1Budd (NC)RepublicanProhibits any funds appropriated by the Act from being spent until the U.S. Capitol, House, and Senate office buildings reopen to the general public and Capitol tours resume.Submitted
26Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanIncreases and Decreases funding to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund to instruct the need to focus on educating future world leaders about the horrors of Marxism and Communism.Submitted
27Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanStrikes language that will enable non-citizens who meet requirements under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to be employed by the U.S. Congress.Made in Order
28Version 2Raskin (MD)DemocratRevised Increases and decreases funding by $100,000 for the purpose of directing the House Sergeant at Arms to conduct a study on the Capitol switchboard and telephone system in the U.S. House of Representatives and provide a report to Congress. The report should identify the current system’s technical limitations and security risks, and make detailed recommendations for improving or replacing the current system.Made in Order
29Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanPrevents Capitol Police funds from being obligated or expended until Capitol security footage from January 1-6, 2021, is released to the public.Submitted
30Version 1Clyde (GA)RepublicanRequires the head of an office to ensure the percentage of individuals regularly reporting to in person work is equal to or exceeds the average percentage of individuals regularly reporting to in person work in Fiscal Year 2020 prior to the issuance of Presidential Proclamation 9994, Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak.Submitted
31Version 1Jacobs, Sara (CA)DemocratSets aside funds within the Sergeant of Arms account to administer TS/SCI clearances for one personal office staffer of each member serving on a committee related to national security.Submitted
32Version 1Bishop, Dan (NC), Duncan (SC), Rice, Tom (SC), Burgess (TX), Biggs (AZ), LaMalfa (CA), Budd (NC), Grothman (WI), Gooden (TX), Good (VA), Boebert, Lauren (CO), Greene (GA), Clyde (GA), Lesko (AZ), Aderholt (AL), Gaetz (FL), Moore, Barry (AL), Foxx (NC), Roy (TX), Posey (FL), Lamborn (CO), Barr (KY), Herrell (NM), Norman (SC), Rosendale (MT), Carter, Buddy (GA), Rose, John (TN)RepublicanProhibits federal funds from being used to teach or advance Critical Race Theory concepts.Submitted
33Version 1Posey (FL)RepublicanNone of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the purchase, lease, or acquisition by other means, of goods that are a product of the People’s Republic of China pursuant to the Buy American Act.Submitted
34Version 1Escobar (TX)DemocratIncreases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.Made in Order
35Version 1Estes (KS)RepublicanReduces the amount made available by this Act by 1 percent.Submitted
36Version 1Taylor (TX), Fallon (TX), Babin (TX)RepublicanProhibits funds from being used to disrupt the business of a State legislature.Submitted
37Version 1Burgess (TX), Good (VA)RepublicanLimits the Office of the Attending Physician from mandating masks in the U.S. Capitol Complex without first consulting with the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and the Majority and Minority Leader of the Senate.Submitted
38Version 1Allen (GA)RepublicanLate Reduces spending by 5 percent.Submitted
39Version 1Bowman (NY)DemocratLate Withdrawn Increases and decreases funding for the Capitol Police by $56,057,000 to express support for prioritizing federal funding for the programs and initiatives that promote care and opportunities instead of overpolicing.Withdrawn
40Version 2Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanLate Revised No funds for individuals on Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol who violate or are found to have violated § 1104 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3234).Revised
41Version 2Ryan (OH)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Late Revised Directs the Architect of the Capitol to obtain a plaque that honors officers and law enforcement agencies that defended the Capitol against the January 6 attack; directs the Architect of the Capitol to obtain matching plaques to be presented to each law enforcement agency and protective entity that responded. Requires a report and makes technical corrections.Considered as Adopted