Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1762 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (07/24/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S5917 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1760. Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Mrs. Gillibrand) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; as follows:

       On page 38, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:
       Sec. 127.  The Secretary shall submit to Congress a report 
     describing the percentages of lane miles and highway bridge 
     deck in each State that are in good condition, fair 
     condition, and poor condition, and the percentage of Federal 
     amounts each State expends on the repair and maintenance of 
     highway infrastructure and on new capacity construction.
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  SA 1761. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself and Mrs. Boxer) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 169, between lines 22 and 23, insert the following:

     SEC. 2__. BUDGET-NEUTRAL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR ENERGY AND 
                   WATER CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS AT MULTIFAMILY 
                   RESIDENTIAL UNITS.

       (a) Establishment.--The Secretary of Housing and Urban 
     Development (referred to in this section as the 
     ``Secretary'') shall establish a demonstration program under

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     which, during the period beginning on October 1, 2013, and 
     ending on September 30, 2016, the Secretary may enter into 
     budget-neutral, performance-based agreements that result in a 
     reduction in energy or water costs with such entities as the 
     Secretary determines to be appropriate under which the 
     entities shall carry out projects for energy or water 
     conservation improvements at multifamily residential units 
     participating in--
       (1) the project-based rental assistance program under 
     section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 
     1437f); or
       (2) the supportive housing for the elderly program under 
     section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q).
       (b) Requirements.--
       (1) Payments contingent on savings.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall provide to an entity a 
     payment under an agreement under this section only during 
     applicable fiscal years for which an energy or water cost 
     savings is achieved with respect to the applicable 
     multifamily portfolio of properties, as determined by the 
     Secretary, in accordance with subparagraph (B).
       (B) Payment methodology.--
       (i) In general.--Each agreement under this section shall 
     include a pay-for-success provision--

       (I) that will serve as a payment threshold for the term of 
     the agreement; and
       (II) pursuant to which the Department of Housing and Urban 
     Development shall share a percentage of the savings at a 
     level determined by the Secretary.

       (ii) Limitation.--A payment made by the Secretary under an 
     agreement under this section shall not exceed the utility 
     savings achieved during the term of the agreement as a result 
     of the improvements made under the agreement.
       (2) Term.--The term of an agreement under this section 
     shall be not longer than 12 fiscal years.
       (c) Funding.--For each fiscal year during which an 
     agreement under this section is in effect, the Secretary may 
     use to carry out this section any funds appropriated to the 
     Secretary for--
       (1) project-based rental assistance under section 8 of the 
     United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f); and
       (2) the supportive housing for the elderly program under 
     section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q).
       (d) Evaluation and Report.--Not less frequently than once 
     every 5 years after the date on which an initial agreement is 
     entered into under this section, and not later than 2 years 
     after the date of expiration of the final agreement in effect 
     under this section, the Secretary shall--
       (1) conduct an evaluation of the program under this 
     section; and
       (2) submit to Congress a report describing each evaluation 
     conducted under paragraph (1).
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  SA 1762. Mr. CORNYN (for himself and Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___ (a) Congress finds the following:
       (1) On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service admitted 
     that it singled out advocacy groups, based on ideology, 
     seeking tax-exempt status.
       (2) This action raises pertinent questions about the 
     agency's ability to implement and oversee the Patient 
     Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) and 
     the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 
     (Public Law 111-152).
       (3) This action could be an indication of future Internal 
     Revenue Service abuses in relation to the Patient Protection 
     and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education 
     Reconciliation Act of 2010, given that it is their 
     responsibility to enforce a key provision, the individual 
     mandate.
       (4) Americans accept the principle that patients, families, 
     and doctors should be making medical decisions, not the 
     Federal Government.
       (b) The Secretary of the Treasury, or any delegate of the 
     Secretary, shall not implement or enforce any provisions of 
     or amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable 
     Care Act (Public Law 111-148) or the Health Care and 
     Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152).
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  SA 1763. Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Menendez, and 
Mr. Cardin) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 26, line 4, insert ``bridge'' before ``projects''.
       On page 26, line 5, insert ``and title 49'' after ``title 
     23''.
       On page 26, line 9, insert ``to carry out programs under 
     title 23, United States Code, or transfer funds under this 
     heading to other Federal agencies to carry out programs under 
     title 49, United States Code, as applicable'' after 
     ``States''.
       On page 26, line 14, strike ``of such title'' and insert 
     ``of title 23 or subtitle V of title 49, United States Code, 
     as applicable,''.
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  SA 1764. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used to subsidize costs related to food and beverage 
     and first class services on any route operated by the 
     National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
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  SA 1765. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155.  Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, Amtrak shall submit to Congress a 
     report on profits and losses related to food and beverage and 
     first class services, with the data aggregated by route or 
     rail line.
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  SA 1766. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 55, strike lines 11 through 13.
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  SA 1767. Mr. FLAKE (for himself and Mr. McCain) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 38, between lines 17 and 18, insert the following:
       Sec. 1_____.  The Secretary of Transportation shall submit 
     to Congress an annual report that lists for programs carried 
     out under chapter 2 of title 23, United States Code, the 
     total amounts made available to carry out--
       (1) each section of that chapter; and
       (2) as applicable, each eligible project type under that 
     chapter.
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  SA 1768. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 101, line 2, strike ``$1,000,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2016: Provided'' and insert 
     ``$950,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: 
      Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a study of the HOME investment partnerships 
     program under title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National 
     Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.) to determine 
     the adequacy and effectiveness of such program and that upon 
     the completion of the study, the Comptroller General shall 
     submit a report to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Financial 
     Services of the House of Representatives setting forth the 
     findings and conclusions of the study: Provided further''.
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  SA 1769. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  The Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a study of, and prepare a report on--
       (1) the extent to which U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
     (referred to in this subsection as ``CBP'') uses nonfederal 
     roads along the Southern border, including State,

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     county, or locally-maintained primitive roads;
       (2) the places where CBP use represents a significant 
     percentage of the use of the roads described in paragraph 
     (1);
       (3) the extent to which the CBP use of such roads causes 
     increased degradation and increased maintenance costs for 
     State, county, or local entities; and
       (4) possible ways for CBP to assist State, county, and 
     local entities with the maintenance of the nonfederal roads 
     adversely affected by CBP use.
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  SA 1770. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 42, between lines 20 and 21, insert the following:
       Sec. 1____.  None of the funds made available under this 
     Act shall be made available to the Secretary of 
     Transportation to carry out activities of the Federal Motor 
     Carrier Safety Administration unless the Secretary extends 
     the application of the exception described in section 
     395.1(d)(2) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations 
     (relating to on-duty time not including waiting time at a 
     natural gas or oil well site) to the operators of commercial 
     motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, or materials 
     (including produced fluids, drilling and completion fluids, 
     and any other fluids or materials used in the drilling, 
     completion, and production of an oil or gas well) to or from 
     a natural gas or oil well site, regardless of whether the 
     operators have received special training or operate vehicles 
     specially constructed to service wells.
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  SA 1771. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 26, line 18, insert ``: Provided further, That not 
     less than 20 percent of the funds provided under this heading 
     shall be for projects located in rural areas'' before the 
     period at the end.
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  SA 1772. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155.  Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, Amtrak shall submit to Congress a 
     report on profits and losses related to food and beverage and 
     first class services, with the data aggregated by route or 
     rail line.
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  SA 1773. Mr. HARKIN (for Mr. Manchin (for himself, Mr. Burr, Mr. 
King, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Carper, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Harkin, and Mr. 
Durbin)) proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 1911, of 1965 to 
establish interest rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, 
to direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee 
on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on 
improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal 
level, and for other purposes; as follows:

       Strike all after the first word and insert the following:

     1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Bipartisan Student Loan 
     Certainty Act of 2013''.

     SEC. 2. INTEREST RATES.

       (a) Interest Rates.--Section 455(b) of the Higher Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(b)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (7)--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by inserting ``and before 
     july 1, 2013'' after ``on or after july 1, 2006'';
       (B) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``and before July 1, 
     2013,'' after ``on or after July 1, 2006,'';
       (C) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``and before July 1, 
     2013,'' after ``on or after July 1, 2006,''; and
       (D) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ``and before July 1, 
     2013,'' after ``on or after July 1, 2006,'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (8) and (9) as paragraphs 
     (9) and (10), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (7) the following:
       ``(8) Interest rate provisions for new loans on or after 
     july 1, 2013.--
       ``(A) Rates for undergraduate fdsl and fdusl.--
     Notwithstanding the preceding paragraphs of this subsection, 
     for Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Direct 
     Unsubsidized Stafford Loans issued to undergraduate students, 
     for which the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 
     2013, the applicable rate of interest shall, for loans 
     disbursed during any 12-month period beginning on July 1 and 
     ending on June 30, be determined on the preceding June 1 and 
     be equal to the lesser of--
       ``(i) a rate equal to the high yield of the 10-year 
     Treasury note auctioned at the final auction held prior to 
     such June 1 plus 2.05 percent; or
       ``(ii) 8.25 percent.
       ``(B) Rates for graduate and professional fdusl.--
     Notwithstanding the preceding paragraphs of this subsection, 
     for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans issued to 
     graduate or professional students, for which the first 
     disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2013, the applicable 
     rate of interest shall, for loans disbursed during any 12-
     month period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30, be 
     determined on the preceding June 1 and be equal to the lesser 
     of--
       ``(i) a rate equal to the high yield of the 10-year 
     Treasury note auctioned at the final auction held prior to 
     such June 1 plus 3.6 percent; or
       ``(ii) 9.5 percent.
       ``(C) PLUS loans.--Notwithstanding the preceding paragraphs 
     of this subsection, for Federal Direct PLUS Loans, for which 
     the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2013, the 
     applicable rate of interest shall, for loans disbursed during 
     any 12-month period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 
     30, be determined on the preceding June 1 and be equal to the 
     lesser of--
       ``(i) a rate equal to the high yield of the 10-year 
     Treasury note auctioned at the final auction held prior to 
     such June 1 plus 4.6 percent; or
       ``(ii) 10.5 percent.
       ``(D) Consolidation loans.--Notwithstanding the preceding 
     paragraphs of this subsection, any Federal Direct 
     Consolidation Loan for which the application is received on 
     or after July 1, 2013, shall bear interest at an annual rate 
     on the unpaid principal balance of the loan that is equal to 
     the weighted average of the interest rates on the loans 
     consolidated, rounded to the nearest higher one-eighth of one 
     percent.
       ``(E) Consultation.--The Secretary shall determine the 
     applicable rate of interest under this paragraph after 
     consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and shall 
     publish such rate in the Federal Register as soon as 
     practicable after the date of determination.
       ``(F) Rate.--The applicable rate of interest determined 
     under this paragraph for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, a 
     Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, or a Federal 
     Direct PLUS Loan shall be fixed for the period of the 
     loan.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
     shall take effect as if enacted on July 1, 2013.

     SEC. 3. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

       (a) Paygo Scorecard.--The budgetary effects of this Act 
     shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained 
     pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay- As-You-Go Act 
     of 2010.
       (b) Senate Paygo Scorecard.--The budgetary effects of this 
     Act shall not be entered on any PAYGO scorecard maintained 
     for purposes of section 201 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th 
     Congress).

     SEC. 4. STUDY ON THE ACTUAL COST OF ADMINISTERING THE FEDERAL 
                   STUDENT LOAN PROGRAMS.

       Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall--
       (1) complete a study that determines the actual cost to the 
     Federal Government of carrying out the Federal student loan 
     programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.), which shall--
       (A) provide estimates relying on accurate information based 
     on past, current, and projected data as to the appropriate 
     index and mark-up rate for the Federal Government's cost of 
     borrowing that would allow the Federal Government to 
     effectively administer and cover the cost of the Federal 
     student programs authorized under title IV of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.) under the 
     scoring rules outlined in the Federal Credit Reform Act of 
     1990 (2 U.S.C. 661 et seq.);
       (B) provide the information described in this section in a 
     way that separates out administrative costs, interest rate, 
     and other loan terms and conditions; and
       (C) set forth clear recommendations to the relevant 
     authorizing committees of Congress as to how future 
     legislation can incorporate the results of the study 
     described in this section to allow for the administration of 
     the Federal student loan programs authorized under title IV 
     of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070 et seq.) 
     without generating any additional revenue to the Federal 
     Government except revenue that is needed to carry out such 
     programs; and
       (2) prepare and submit a report to the Committee on Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Education and the Workforce of the House of 
     Representatives setting forth the conclusions of the study 
     described in this

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     section in such a manner that the recommendations included in 
     the report can inform future reauthorizations of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.).
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  SA 1774. Mr. SANDERS (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Whitehouse, Mrs. 
Gillibrand, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. 
Wyden, and Mr. Brown) proposed an amendment to amendment SA 1773 
proposed by Mr. Harkin (for Mr. Manchin (for himself, Mr. Burr, Mr. 
King, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Carper, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Harkin, and Mr. 
Durbin)) to the bill H.R. 1911, of 1965 to establish interest rates for 
new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the Secretary of 
Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary 
Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary 
education transparency at the Federal level, and for other purposes; as 
follows:

       At the end of the amendment, add the following:

     SEC. 5. SUNSET.

       (a) In General.--The amendments made by this Act shall be 
     effective for a 2-year period beginning on July 1, 2013.
       (b) Repeal.--The amendments made by this Act shall be 
     repealed on July 1, 2015, and section 455(b) of the Higher 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(b)) shall be applied 
     as if this Act the amendments made by this Act had never been 
     enacted.
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  SA 1775. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In title I, under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF 
     TRANSPORTATION'' under the heading ``Office of the 
     Secretary'' under the heading ``national infrastructure 
     investments'' , strike the period at the end and insert ``: 
     Provided further, That the Secretary shall publish on a 
     publicly available Internet site any criteria, including any 
     required documentation, of the Secretary in selecting 
     projects and awarding amounts under this heading: Provided 
     further, That not later than 2 days after the date on which 
     the Secretary awards funding under this heading, the 
     Secretary shall publish on a publicly accessible Internet 
     site the amount of that award and identify the Federal 
     congressional district in which the project is located.''.
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  SA 1776. Mr. VITTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       In title I, under the heading ``DEPARTMENT OF 
     TRANSPORTATION'' under the heading ``Federal Highway 
     Administration'' under the heading ``bridges in critical 
     corridors'', strike the period at the end and insert ``: 
     Provided further, That any project funded under this heading 
     shall be treated as a categorical exclusion for purposes of 
     the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 
     et seq.).''
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  SA 1777. Mr. WICKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 188, after line 24, insert the following:
       Sec. 4___.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to require the use of a green buildings 
     certification system to construct or modify a building other 
     than a green buildings certification system that--
       (1) is based on voluntary consensus standards that have an 
     American National Standard Institute (ANSI) designation or 
     were developed by an ANSI-audited designator; and
       (2) only excludes a building material if the exclusion is 
     well-founded and based on robust scientific data and risk 
     assessment principles.
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  SA 1778. Mr. REED (for himself, Ms. Warren, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Leahy, 
Mrs. Gillibrand, Mrs. Boxer, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. 
Heinrich, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Franken, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Merkley, Ms. 
Hirono, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Brown, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Wyden, 
and Mr. Murphy) proposed an amendment to amendment SA 1773 proposed by 
Mr. Harkin (for Mr. Manchin (for himself, Mr. Burr, Mr. King, Mr. 
Coburn, Mr. Carper, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Harkin, and Mr. Durbin)) to the 
bill H.R. 1911, of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made 
on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the Secretary of Education to 
convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education 
Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education 
transparency at the Federal level, and for other purposes; as follows:

       Beginning on page 3, strike line 9 and all that follows 
     through line 13 on page 5 and insert the following:
       ``(ii) 6.8 percent.
       ``(B) Rates for graduate and professional fdusl.--
     Notwithstanding the preceding paragraphs of this subsection, 
     for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans issued to 
     graduate or professional students, for which the first 
     disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2013, the applicable 
     rate of interest shall, for loans disbursed during any 12-
     month period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30, be 
     determined on the preceding June 1 and be equal to the lesser 
     of--
       ``(i) a rate equal to the yield of the 10-year Treasury 
     note auctioned at the final auction held prior to such June 1 
     plus 3.6 percent; or
       ``(ii) 6.8 percent.
       ``(C) PLUS loans.--Notwithstanding the preceding paragraphs 
     of this subsection, for Federal Direct PLUS Loans, for which 
     the first disbursement is made on or after July 1, 2013, the 
     applicable rate of interest shall, for loans disbursed during 
     any 12-month period beginning on July 1 and ending on June 
     30, be determined on the preceding June 1 and be equal to the 
     lesser of--
       ``(i) a rate equal to the yield of the 10-year Treasury 
     note auctioned at the final auction held prior to such June 1 
     plus 4.6 percent; or
       ``(ii) 7.9 percent.
       ``(D) Consolidation loans.--Notwithstanding the preceding 
     paragraphs of this subsection, any Federal Direct 
     Consolidation Loan for which the application is received on 
     or after July 1, 2013, shall bear interest at an annual rate 
     on the unpaid principal balance of the loan that is equal to 
     the weighted average of the interest rates on the loans 
     consolidated, rounded to the nearest higher one-eighth of one 
     percent.
       ``(E) Consultation.--The Secretary shall determine the 
     applicable rate of interest under this paragraph after 
     consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and shall 
     publish such rate in the Federal Register as soon as 
     practicable after the date of determination.
       ``(F) Rate.--The applicable rate of interest determined 
     under this paragraph for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, a 
     Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, or a Federal 
     Direct PLUS Loan shall be fixed for the period of the 
     loan.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
     shall take effect as if enacted on July 1, 2013.

     SEC. 2A. SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new part:

                  ``PART VIII--SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES

``Sec. 59B. Surtax on millionaires.

     ``SEC. 59B. SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES.

       ``(a) General Rule.--In the case of a taxpayer other than a 
     corporation for any taxable year beginning after 2013, there 
     is hereby imposed (in addition to any other tax imposed by 
     this subtitle) a tax equal to 0.55 percent of so much of the 
     modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer for such 
     taxable year as exceeds $1,000,000 ($500,000, in the case of 
     a married individual filing a separate return).
       ``(b) Inflation Adjustment.--
       ``(1) In general.--In the case of any taxable year 
     beginning after 2014, each dollar amount under subsection (a) 
     shall be increased by an amount equal to--
       ``(A) such dollar amount, multiplied by
       ``(B) the cost-of-living adjustment determined under 
     section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable 
     year begins, determined by substituting `calendar year 2012' 
     for `calendar year 1992' in subparagraph (B) thereof.
       ``(2) Rounding.--If any amount as adjusted under paragraph 
     (1) is not a multiple of $10,000, such amount shall be 
     rounded to the next highest multiple of $10,000.
       ``(c) Modified Adjusted Gross Income.--For purposes of this 
     section, the term `modified adjusted gross income' means 
     adjusted gross income reduced by any deduction (not taken 
     into account in determining adjusted gross income) allowed 
     for investment interest (as defined in section 163(d)). In 
     the case of an estate or trust, adjusted gross income shall 
     be determined as provided in section 67(e).
       ``(d) Special Rules.--
       ``(1) Nonresident alien.--In the case of a nonresident 
     alien individual, only amounts taken into account in 
     connection with the tax imposed under section 871(b) shall be 
     taken into account under this section.
       ``(2) Citizens and residents living abroad.--The dollar 
     amount in effect under subsection (a) shall be decreased by 
     the excess of--
       ``(A) the amounts excluded from the taxpayer's gross income 
     under section 911, over
       ``(B) the amounts of any deductions or exclusions 
     disallowed under section 911(d)(6)

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     with respect to the amounts described in subparagraph (A).
       ``(3) Charitable trusts.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to 
     a trust all the unexpired interests in which are devoted to 
     one or more of the purposes described in section 
     170(c)(2)(B).
       ``(4) Not treated as tax imposed by this chapter for 
     certain purposes.--The tax imposed under this section shall 
     not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of 
     determining the amount of any credit under this chapter or 
     for purposes of section 55.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1779. Mrs. GILLIBRAND (for herself and Mr. Schumer) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ___.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act or by 
     Public Law 113-2 shall be prohibited from use by a Community 
     Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery grantee to 
     reimburse owners of residential buildings for the 
     uncompensated costs of rehabilitation projects for such 
     residential buildings that were completed after Hurricane 
     Sandy, provided that the grantee completes an environmental 
     review before committing to reimburse such an owner for the 
     rehabilitation that was contracted for or performed prior to 
     the submission of the homeowner's application to the grantee 
     requesting such reimbursement for the rehabilitation 
     activity, regardless of whether the cost to rehabilitate such 
     residential structures met or exceeded 50 percent of the 
     value of the structure.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1780. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 12, between lines 12 and 13, insert the following:
       Sec. 1__. (a) None of the funds made available under this 
     Act to the Department of Transportation for cyber security 
     may be obligated or expended until the Secretary of 
     Transportation submits to each of the committees described in 
     subsection (b) a detailed plan describing how the funding 
     will be allocated and for what purposes, including a detailed 
     description of--
       (1) how the cyber security funding will be obligated or 
     expended;
       (2) the programs and activities that will receive cyber 
     security funding;
       (3) if and how the use of the funding complies with the 
     Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 
     101 et seq.)and any other applicable Federal law;
       (4) the performance metrics that will be used to measure 
     and determine the effectiveness of cyber security plans and 
     programs; and
       (5) the strategy that will be employed to procure goods and 
     services associated with the cyber security objectives of the 
     Department of Transportation.
       (b) The report described in subsection (a) shall be 
     provided to--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;
       (2) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
     of the Senate;
       (3) the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the 
     Senate;
       (4) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs of the Senate;
       (5) the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (6) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (7) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of 
     Representatives; and
       (8) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
     the House of Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1781. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 169, between lines 22 and 23, insert the following:
       Sec. 244. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available under this title may be used by any recipient 
     of such funds to discriminate against any person because that 
     person is a member of the uniformed services.
       (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``member of the 
     uniformed services'' means an individual who--
       (1) is a member of--
       (A) the uniformed services (as defined in section 101 of 
     title 10, United States Code); or
       (B) the National Guard in State status under title 32, 
     United States Code; or
       (2) was discharged or released from service in the 
     uniformed services (as so defined) or the National Guard in 
     such status under conditions other than dishonorable.
       (c)(1) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit 
     any recipient of funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this title from--
       (A) making available to an individual a benefit with 
     respect to a dwelling, a residential real estate-related 
     transaction (as defined in section 805 of the Fair Housing 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 3605)), or a service described in section 806 
     of such Act (42 U.S.C. 3606) because the individual is a 
     member of the uniformed services; or
       (B) selling or renting a dwelling only to members of the 
     uniformed services.
       (2) For purposes of this subsection, the term ``benefit'' 
     includes a term, condition, privilege, promotion, discount, 
     or other favorable treatment (including an advertisement for 
     such treatment) having the purpose or effect of providing an 
     advantage to a member of the uniformed services.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1782. Mr. BLUMENTHAL submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. ENDING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MEMBERS OF 
                   THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.

       (a) Definitions.--Section 802 of the Fair Housing Act (42 
     U.S.C. 3602) is amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(p) `Member of the uniformed services' means an 
     individual who--
       ``(1) is a member of--
       ``(A) the uniformed services (as defined in section 101 of 
     title 10, United States Code); or
       ``(B) the National Guard in State status under title 32, 
     United States Code; or
       ``(2) was discharged or released from service in the 
     uniformed services (as so defined) or the National Guard in 
     such status under conditions other than dishonorable.''.
       (b) Discrimination in the Sale or Rental of Housing and 
     Other Prohibited Practices.--Section 804 of the Fair Housing 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 3604) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``or because the person 
     is a member of the uniformed services'' after ``national 
     origin'';
       (2) in subsection (b), by inserting ``or because the person 
     is a member of the uniformed services'' after ``national 
     origin'';
       (3) in subsection (c), by inserting ``or because a person 
     is a member of the uniformed services,'' after ``national 
     origin,''; and
       (4) in subsection (d), by inserting ``, or because the 
     person is a member of the uniformed services,'' after 
     ``national origin''.
       (c) Discrimination in Residential Real Estate-Related 
     Transactions.--Section 805 of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 
     3605) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``or because the person 
     is a member of the uniformed services'' after ``national 
     origin''; and
       (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``, or familial status'' 
     and inserting ``familial status, or whether a person is a 
     member of the uniformed services''.
       (d) Discrimination in the Provision of Brokerage 
     Services.--Section 806 of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 
     3606) is amended by inserting ``or because a person is a 
     member of the uniformed services'' after ``national origin''.
       (e) Religious Organization or Private Club Exemption.--
     Section 807(a) of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3607(a)) is 
     amended, in the first sentence by inserting ``or to persons 
     who are not members of the uniformed services'' after 
     ``national origin''.
       (f) Administration.--Section 808(e)(6) of the Fair Housing 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 3608(e)(6)) is amended, in the first sentence, 
     by inserting ``(including whether such persons and households 
     are or include a member of the uniformed services)'' after 
     ``persons and households''.
       (g) Prevention of Discrimination.--Section 901 of the Civil 
     Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3631) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``, or because the 
     person is a member of the uniformed services (as such term is 
     defined in section 802 of this Act),'' after ``national 
     origin'';
       (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``or because a 
     person is a member of the uniformed services (as such term is 
     defined in section 802 of this Act),'' after ``national 
     origin,''; and
       (3) in subsection (c), by inserting ``or because a person 
     is a member of the uniformed services (as such term is 
     defined in section 802 of this Act),'' after ``national 
     origin,''.
       (h) Rule of Construction.--The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 
     3601 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 821. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION RELATING TO THE TREATMENT OF 
                   MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES.

       ``(a) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this Act may be 
     construed to prohibit any person from--

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       ``(1) making available to an individual a benefit with 
     respect to a dwelling, a residential real estate-related 
     transaction (as defined in section 805 of this Act), or a 
     service described in section 806 of this Act because the 
     individual is a member of the uniformed services; or
       ``(2) selling or renting a dwelling only to members of the 
     uniformed services.
       ``(b) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term 
     `benefit' includes a term, condition, privilege, promotion, 
     discount, or other favorable treatment (including an 
     advertisement for such treatment) having the purpose or 
     effect of providing an advantage to a member of the uniformed 
     services.''.
       (i) Effective Date.--This section shall become effective 
     120 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1783. Mr. MURPHY (for himself, Mr. Rockefeller, and Mr. 
Blumenthal) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to 
the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 34, line 23, after ``shall'' insert ``assess the 
     impact on domestic employment if such a waiver were issued 
     and''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1784. Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin (for himself and Mr. Vitter) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  Except for assistance relating to a natural 
     disaster, none of the funds made available under this Act may 
     be used to prevent a local government from being placed into 
     receivership, to facilitate exit from receivership by a local 
     government, or to prevent a State government from defaulting 
     on its obligations.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1785. Mr. BOOZMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ____. (a) Congress finds the following:
       (1) The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 
     established an Office of Inspector General within the Federal 
     Housing Finance Agency (in this section referred to as the 
     ``FHFA'').
       (2) The President has nominated Steve A. Linick, the 
     current FHFA Inspector General, to be the next Inspector 
     General of the Department of State.
       (3) The nomination of Steve A. Linick to be Inspector 
     General of the Department of State occurred on June 27, 2013, 
     following a 1,989 day vacancy that began on January 16, 2008.
       (4) The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (5 U.S.C. 3345 
     et seq.) prescribes requirements for filling, both 
     permanently and temporarily, vacancies that are required to 
     be filled by Presidential appointment with Senate 
     confirmation, and generally provides a limit of 210 days for 
     persons serving in an ``acting'' capacity.
       (b) It is the Sense of Congress that should a vacancy occur 
     in the position of Inspector General of the Federal Housing 
     Finance Agency, the President should act expeditiously to 
     nominate a person to fill the position on a permanent basis 
     and should wait no more than 210 days to nominate a person to 
     serve in this position in the event of a vacancy.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1786. Mr. JOHNSON of Wisconsin (for himself, Mr. Vitter, and Mr. 
Hatch) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  Except for assistance relating to a natural 
     disaster, none of the funds made available under this Act may 
     be used to prevent a local government from being placed into 
     receivership, to facilitate exit from receivership by a local 
     government, or to prevent a State government from defaulting 
     on its obligations.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1787. Mr. BENNET (for himself and Mr. Flake) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 24, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:
       Sec. 119F. (a) The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
     Administration shall--
       (1) expand the program established pursuant to section 1097 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1608; 49 U.S.C. 40101 
     note) to include 2 additional test ranges; and
       (2) not later than one year after the date on which the 
     Administrator determines the locations of the 6 test ranges 
     required by that section, the Administrator shall determine 
     the location of the 2 additional test ranges.
       (b) Of the 8 test ranges required under the program 
     established pursuant to section 1097 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as expanded pursuant 
     to subsection (a), at least 2 test ranges shall--
       (1) be located in States in which large wildfires that 
     destroy significant amounts of property regularly occur; and
       (2) prioritize the monitoring, mitigation, and suppression 
     of wildfires, and other activities associated with preventing 
     and containing wildfires, using unmanned aerial systems.
       (c) Not later than 180 days after the date on which the 
     Administrator determines the locations of the 2 additional 
     test ranges required by subsection (a), the Administrator 
     shall submit a report on privacy safeguards relating to the 
     selection and operation of all 8 test ranges to--
       (1) the appropriate congressional committees (as defined in 
     section 1097(g) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2012); and
       (2) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1788. Mr. COONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 47, line 20, strike ``$1,452,000,000''and insert 
     ``$1,565,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1789. Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155.  Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
     Railroad Administration, in consultation with appropriate 
     local government representatives, shall--
       (1) evaluate existing regulations governing the use of 
     locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings to determine 
     whether such regulations should be revised; and
       (2) submit a report to Congress that contains the results 
     of the evaluation conducted pursuant to paragraph (1).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1790. Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Bennet) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155. (a) The unobligated balance of amounts made 
     available for projects described in section 1307(d)(2) of 
     SAFETEA-LU (23 U.S.C. 322 note) is rescinded.
       (b)(1) There is appropriated to the Secretary of 
     Transportation an amount equal to half of the amount 
     rescinded under subsection (a) to make grants to localities 
     for direct costs associated with projects to establish quiet 
     zones as described in parts 222 and 229 of title 49, Code of 
     Federal Regulations.
       (2) The amount of a grant made to a locality under 
     paragraph (1) for a project may not exceed 50 percent of the 
     cost of the project.
       (c) The amount rescinded under subsection (a) that remains 
     after the appropriation of the amount specified in subsection 
     (b)(1) shall be dedicated to the sole purpose of deficit 
     reduction.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1791. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by

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him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 101, line 2, strike ``$1,000,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2016: Provided'' and insert 
     ``$950,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2016: 
      Provided, That the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a study of the HOME investment partnerships 
     program under title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National 
     Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.) to determine 
     the adequacy and effectiveness of such program and that upon 
     the completion of the study, the Comptroller General shall 
     submit a report to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Financial Services and the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     setting forth the findings and conclusions of the study: 
     Provided further''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1792. Mr. MURPHY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 169, between lines 22 and 23, insert the following:
       Sec. 244.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act may be used by the Department of 
     Housing and Urban Development to reorganize or restructure 
     the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs or the Office of 
     Field Policy and Management unless the Secretary of Housing 
     and Urban Development provides a detailed report to the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee 
     on Financial Services and the Committee on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives that includes, but is not 
     limited to, the estimated costs, savings, benefits, and risks 
     of implementation of the reorganization and restructuring of 
     such Offices.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1793. Mr. BOOZMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments 
of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. ____.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act may be used the Federal Housing 
     Administration, the Government National Mortgage Association, 
     or the Department of Housing and Urban Development to insure, 
     securitize, or guarantee--
       (1) any mortgage secured by a structure, dwelling unit, or 
     other real property that secures a residential mortgage loan 
     that a State, municipality, or other agency or political 
     subdivision thereof, seized, took, or otherwise obtained by 
     the exercise of the power of eminent domain; or
       (2) any mortgage-backed security collateralized by a 
     mortgage or a pool of mortgages described under paragraph 
     (1).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1794. Mr. COCHRAN (for himself and Mr. Wicker) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __.  No funds made available under this Act may be 
     used to enforce vehicle weight limits established under 
     section 127 of title 23, United States Code, for any segment 
     of United States Route 78 in Mississippi that is designated 
     as part of the Interstate System (as defined in section 
     101(a)(12) of title 23, United States Code) after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, with respect to the operation of 
     any vehicle that could have legally operated on that segment 
     before such designation.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1795. Mr. FLAKE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; 
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 101, line 2, strike ``$1,000,000,000'' and insert 
     ``$950,000,000''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1796. Mr. FLAKE (for himself and Mr. Coburn) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       On page 52, after line 24, add the following:
       Sec. 155.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used to subsidize costs related to food and beverage 
     and first class services on any route operated by the 
     National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1797. Mr. CORNYN (for himself and Mr. Graham) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1243, making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and 
Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:
       Sec. __. (a) No funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this Act may be used to provide assistance to 
     any local governmental entity described in subsection (c), 
     including --
       (1) the purchase or guarantee of any asset or obligation of 
     the local governmental entity;
       (2) the issuance of a line of credit to the local 
     governmental entity;
       (3) the provision of direct or indirect access to any 
     financing to the local governmental entity; or
       (4) the provision of any other direct or indirect financial 
     aid to the local governmental entity.
       (b) No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under 
     this Act may be made available to a local governmental entity 
     described in subsection (c) that is exiting a bankruptcy case 
     under chapter 9 of title 11, United States Code, unless the 
     local governmental entity has demonstrated a commitment to 
     ensuring the solvency and generally sound financial condition 
     of the local governmental entity.
       (c) A local governmental entity described in this 
     subsection is a city, county, township, borough, parish, 
     village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a 
     State that, on or after January 1, 2013, has defaulted on the 
     obligations of such entity, or is at risk of defaulting or is 
     likely to default on the obligations of such entity absent 
     assistance from the Federal Government.

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