The House is now taking the following votes on amendments to H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020:
  1. Smith (WA) Amendment #1 – Increases oversight and transparency of civilian casualties – 15 minutes
  2. Speier Amendment #3 – Requires that qualifications for eligibility to serve in an armed force account only for the ability of an individual to meet gender-neutral occupational standards and not include any criteria relating to the race, color, national origin, religion, or sex (including gender identity or sexual orientation) of an individual – 2 minutes
  3. Speier Amendment #6 – Enhances access to high-quality family planning education by requiring DOD to establish a standardized educational program across all branches of the military to be provided during the first year of service for a member – 2 minutes
  4. Brindisi Amendment #9 – Reinstates the Berry Amendment's DoD domestic sourcing requirement for stainless steel flatware, also adding a “dinner ware” domestic sourcing requirement. Provides for a one year phase-in period – 2 minutes
  5. Torres Amendment #10 – Prohibits the President from removing items from Categories 1-3 of the United States Munitions List – 2 minutes
  6. Connolly Amendment #11 – Prohibits the elimination of the Office of Personnel Management – 2 minutes
  7. Shalala Amendment #14 – Requires the DOD Secretary to publish on its website the distribution of DOD Tuition Assistance Funds at institutions of higher education; audit any proprietary institution receiving DOD Tuition Assistance funds that fails to meet the Financial Responsibility Standards in the Higher Education Act of 1965 under Section 498(c) and publish the results of the audit on its website – 2 minutes
  8. Omar Amendment #17 – Requires reporting on financial costs and national security benefits for overseas military operations, including permanent military installations and bases – 2 minutes
  9. Smith (WA)/Clark Amendment #19 – Amends the current statutory prohibition on members of Congress contracting with the federal government to include the President, Vice President, and any Cabinet member – 2 minutes
  10. Sherman Amendment #21 – Prohibits funds from being used to transfer defense articles or services to Azerbaijan unless the President certifies to Congress that the articles or services do not threaten civil aviation – 2 minutes
  11. Lieu/Gabbard Amendment #23 – Prohibits funds from the Special Defense Acquisition Fund to aid Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates if such assistance could be used to conduct or continue hostilities in Yemen – 2 minutes
  12. Lieu Amendment #24 – Prohibits funds from being used to transfer any defense articles or services to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates under the emergency authority of the Arms Export Control Act that circumvents congressional review – 2 minutes
  13. Smith (WA)/Khanna Amendment #26 – Prohibits support to and participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s military operations against the Houthis in Yemen – 2 minutes
  14. Cicilline Amendment #27 – Repeals existing restrictions on the United States from transferring and exporting weapons, and defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus – 2 minutes
  15. Engel Amendment #29 – Improves current law related to policies and planning to ensure civilian protection, including procedures for incidents involving civilian casualties – 2 minutes
  16. Engel Amendment #31 – Expresses that the U.S. should seek to extend the New START Treaty (set to expire in 2021), unless Russia is in material breach of the Treaty, or the US and Russia have entered into a new agreement that has equal or greater constraints, transparency, and verification measures on Russia’s nuclear forces. Prohibits use of funds to withdraw from New START. Requires DNI, SecState, and SecDef reports detailing the consequences of the Treaty’s lapse and impact on US nuclear modernization plan. Also requires Presidential certification regarding future of the Treaty before its potential expiration – 2 minutes
Following votes, the House will continue consideration of amendments to H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. 

Next/Last votes predicted: at approximately 5:00 – 5:15 p.m., on some amendments to H.R. 2500.

**Members are advised that following last votes, the House will continue consideration of amendments to H.R. 2500 through Ocasio-Cortez Amendment #430.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed. 

If you have any questions please contact: Shuwanza Goff, Ray Salazar, or Deborah Rowe at 5-3130.