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Amendments to the Defense Appropriations Bill

The House of Representatives will consider the following amendments to H.R. 5293, the FY17 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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The Win Without War Coalition Urges Support for the Following Amendments:

13: Quigley (IL), Blumenauer (OR), Garamendi (CA), Polis (CO). Decreases funding for the Long Range Standoff Weapon by $75,802,000 and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount.

15: Nadler (NY). Strikes sections 8907 and 8098 related to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

16: O’Rourke (TX). Strikes Section 8121, which prevents the use of funds for proposing, planning, or executing a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

17: Huffman (CA), McClintock (CA). Strikes a provision of the bill requiring the Air Force to utilize specific energy sourced domestically within the United States as the base load energy for heating at U.S. defense installations in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

31: Masie (KY), Jones (NC). Blocks funding for DOD drug interdiction and counter-drug activities in Afghanistan.

33: Mulvaney (SC). Prohibits Overseas Contingency Operation funds found in Title IX from being used for anything other than a Contingency Operation as defined by United States Code.

37: Walberg(MI). Prohibits funds from being used by the Secretary of Defense to obligate or expend funds on Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects.

40: Conyers (MI), Ellison (MN), Grijalva (AZ), Johnson, Hank (GA), McGovern (MA), Lieu (CA) Lee, Barbara (CA). Blocks funds from being used to transfer or authorize the transfer of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia.

41: Yoho (FL), Conyers (MI). Blocks funds from being used to engage in hostilities in Libya in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.

42: Gabbard (HI). Prohibits funds appropriated under this act to be used to fund activities under the Syria Train and Equip program authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015.

44: McGovern (MA), Jones (NC), Lee, Barbara (CA). States no funds may be obligated or spent for combat operations in Iraq or Syria unless an AUMF is enacted

45: Lee, Barbara (CA), Jones (NC), Welch (VT). Prohibits funding for the 2001 AUMF beginning on April 30, 2017.

46: Polis (CO). Reduces the total amount appropriated by 1% excluding military personnel and the Defense Health Program account.

73: Yoho (FL), Conyers (MI). Blocks funds from being used to provide weapons or training to neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine.

The Win Without War Coalition Urges Opposition to the Following Amendments:

24: Byrne (AL). Prohibits funds to be used to house unaccompanied alien children on military installations in the United States.

26: Gosar (AZ), Brat (VA), DesJarlas (TN), King, Steve (IA), Harris (MD), Weber (TX), Brooks (AL), Smith, Lamar (TX). Prohibits funds from being used by this Act to enlist DACA aliens in the military through the MAVNI program as a result of a September 2014 memo.

27: King, Steve (IA). Prohibits funds from being used by the Department of Defense to process pursuant to the memorandum of the Secretary of Defense entitled “Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) Program Eligibility” and dated November 2014 any application wherein an individual relies on a granted deferred action by DHS.

28: Hudson (NC). States no funds in this act may be used to transfer a detainee at Guantanamo Bay to any other location.

29: Lamborn (CO). Prohibits the use of funds to transfer or release any individual detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the individual’s country of origin or to any other foreign country.

32: McClintock (CA), Fleming (LA). Prohibits the Department of Defense from obligating or expending funds on certain green energy mandates found in various provisions of US Code and two Executive Orders.

34: Pompeo (KS). Prohibits funds to pay for salaries or expenses for the offices of the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure or the Principal Director, Detainee Policy.

35: Reichert (WA) McCaul (TX). Ensures no funds shall be used to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13688 limiting the donation of surplus federal equipment to state and local law enforcement as part of the DOD’s Excess Property Program (1033 program).

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