Amendment Text: S.Amdt.2411 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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Amendment as Submitted (11/20/2013)

This Amendment appears on page S8398 in the following article from the Congressional Record.



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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 2349. Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Johnson of South 
Dakota, Mr. Donnelly, and Mr. Boozman) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of 
Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the 
Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place, insert the following:

     SEC. ____. TREATMENT OF MILITARY TECHNICIANS (DUAL STATUS).

       (a) In General.--Section 251(a)(3) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901(a)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     sentence: ``For purposes of this paragraph, military 
     technicians (dual status) shall be included in military 
     personnel accounts.''.
       (b) Application of Amendment.--The amendment made by 
     subsection (a) shall apply to any order of the President to 
     exempt military personnel accounts from sequestration issued 
     under section 255(f)(1) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 905(f)(1)) after 
     January 1, 2014.
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  SA 2350. Mr. INHOFE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title X, insert the following:

     SECTION 1003. EXEMPTION FROM SEQUESTRATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 
                   2014.

       (a) In General.--Section 251A(5) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a(5)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
     subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively;
       (2) by inserting before subparagraph (B), as redesignated, 
     the following:
       ``(A) Modification of defense function reductions.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, for 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts 
     within function 050 (defense function)--
       ``(i) for fiscal year 2014, OMB--

       ``(I) shall not implement a reduction to such discretionary 
     appropriations and direct spending accounts in the amount 
     allocated under paragraph (4); and
       ``(II) shall reduce such discretionary appropriations and 
     direct spending by a total amount of $15,000,000,000;

       ``(ii) for fiscal year 2015, OMB--

       ``(I) shall not implement a reduction to such discretionary 
     appropriations and direct spending accounts in the amount 
     allocated under paragraph (4); and
       ``(II) shall reduce such discretionary appropriations and 
     direct spending by a total amount of $30,000,000,000;

       ``(iii) for fiscal year 2016, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $2,000,000,000;
       ``(iv) for fiscal year 2017, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $9,000,000,000;
       ``(v) for fiscal year 2018, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $9,000,000,000;
       ``(vi) for fiscal year 2019, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $12,000,000,000;
       ``(vii) for fiscal year 2020, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $15,000,000,000;
       ``(viii) for fiscal year 2021, OMB shall increase the 
     otherwise applicable amount of the reduction to such 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending accounts by 
     $17,400,000,000; and
       ``(ix) for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2021, OMB 
     shall calculate the amount of the respective reductions to 
     discretionary appropriations and direct spending (as adjusted 
     under this subparagraph) in accordance with subparagraphs (B) 
     and (C).'';

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       (3) in subparagraph (B)(i), as redesignated, by inserting 
     ``as adjusted, if adjusted, in accordance with subparagraph 
     (A)'' after ``paragraph (4)''; and
       (4) in subparagraph (C), as redesignated--
       (A) by inserting ``as adjusted, if adjusted, in accordance 
     with subparagraph (A)'' after ``paragraph (4)''; and
       (B) by striking ``subparagraph (A)'' and inserting 
     ``subparagraph (B)''.
       (b) Revised Sequestration Preview Report.--Not later than 
     10 days after the date of enactment of this Act--
       (1) the Office of Management and Budget shall issue a 
     revised sequestration preview report for fiscal year 2014, 
     pursuant to section 254(c) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 904(c)), and 
     a revised report on the Joint Committee reductions for fiscal 
     year 2014, pursuant to section 251A(11) of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901a(11)), to reflect the amendments made by subsection (a); 
     and
       (2) the President shall issue a revised sequestration order 
     of direct spending budgetary reductions for fiscal year 2014 
     pursuant to section 251A(8) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a(8)).
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  SA 2351. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 153. SUSTAINMENT PLAN FOR THE AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS 
                   INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE 
                   FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Sustainment Plan Required.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under 
     Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and 
     Logistics shall, acting through the Joint Strike Fighter 
     Program office, develop a comprehensive plan for the 
     sustainment of the Autonomic Logistics Information System 
     (ALIS) of the F-35 joint strike fighter weapon system.
       (b) Elements.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The status of the Autonomic Logistics Information 
     System, including functionality and workarounds, a detailed 
     timeline to resolve outstanding issues with the system, and a 
     description of risk and cost reduction efforts in connection 
     with the system
       (2) The manner in which the Government will secure access 
     to and the rights in technical data needed for the 
     sustainment of the Autonomic Logistics System (ALS), of which 
     the Autonomic Logistics Information System is a component, as 
     well as all the interfaces (including logistics and 
     maintenance data, production data, performance measurement, 
     enterprise resource planning, and other interfaces) from the 
     air vehicle through the Autonomic Logistics Information 
     System, and out of the Autonomic Logistics Information 
     System, in order to sustain the F-35 joint strike fighter 
     weapon system throughout its entire lifecycle.
       (3) The manner in which long-term sustainment (including 
     design, architecture, and integration) of the software of the 
     Autonomic Logistics Information System will be established 
     and achieved through public-private partnerships authorized 
     by section 2474 of title 10, United States Code, including 
     schedules for actions necessary for such sustainment.
       (4) The selection, designation, movement, and activation of 
     Government-owned and Government-controlled sites for the 
     Autonomic Logistics Operating Unit (ALOU).
       (5) The designation and sustainment of the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System within the architecture of the 
     Autonomic Logistics System, including total asset visibility 
     and accountability (including asset valuation and tracking) 
     and incorporation of the Autonomic Logistics Information 
     System into existing Government-owned and Government-
     controlled systems.
       (c) Additional Requirements.--
       (1) Compliance with applicable law.--The plan required by 
     subsection (a) shall comply with applicable provisions of 
     law.
       (2) Conformity with cost-reduction policies.--The plan 
     shall also conform to the cost-reduction policies of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (d) Implementation.--The Under Secretary shall implement 
     the plan required by subsection (a) with the concurrence of 
     the Program Executive Officer of the Joint Strike Fighter 
     Program.
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  SA 2352. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 302, lines 7 and 8, strike ``and the Commander of 
     the United States Cyber Command'' and insert ``, the 
     Commander of the United States Cyber Command, and the 
     commanders of the reserve components''.
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  SA 2353. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 294, line 19, add ``Adaptation of an existing cyber 
     range shall include expansion of a node to an area with 
     adequate accredited space to conduct necessary training 
     exercises in conjunction with research and development for 
     the United States Cyber Command.'' after ``operations.''.
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  SA 2354. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 296, line 8, insert after ``Defense.'' the 
     following: ``The Secretary shall ensure that each training 
     facility established under this subsection contains such 
     accredited space as the Secretary considers adequate to 
     conduct full scope training exercises. In establishing a 
     facility under this subsection, the Secretary shall consider 
     leasing space and spaces that are located near military 
     installations to reduce overhead costs and military 
     construction costs.''.
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  SA 2355. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 307, between lines 6 and 7, insert the following:
       (2) Contents.--In addition to the integrated policy 
     developed pursuant to subsection (a), the report submitted 
     under paragraph (1) shall include the following:
       (A) An assessment of the feasibility and advisability of 
     establishing a center focused on ongoing legal and policy 
     matters concerning interagency integration efforts required 
     to carrying out the integrated policy.
       (B) An outline of the role of public sector, private 
     sector, and academic institutions with respect to the 
     evolution of such interagency integration efforts.
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  SA 2356. Mr. UDALL of Colorado (for himself and Mr. Warner) submitted 
an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON COMMERCIAL IMAGERY 
                   CAPABILITIES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) In the current constrained budget environment, 
     leveraging the commercial satellite imaging industry by 
     sharing investment and operating costs with the private 
     sector helps reduce the costs of acquiring electro-optical 
     satellite imagery to satisfy the requirements of the leaders, 
     intelligence agencies, and Armed Forces of the United States, 
     while supporting United States industry in a competitive 
     international market.
       (2) Commercial imagery can be easily and securely used by 
     the Armed Forces, shared readily with allies of the United 
     States, and provided quickly to first-responders during 
     natural disasters.
       (3) The United States Commercial Remote Sensing Policy 
     states that the United States Government will rely ``to the 
     maximum practical extent on U.S. commercial remote sensing 
     space capabilities for filling imagery and geospatial needs 
     for military, intelligence, foreign policy, homeland 
     security, and civil users''.
       (4) The National Space Policy directs the executive branch 
     to ``[p]urchase and use commercial space capabilities and 
     services to the maximum practical extent when such 
     capabilities and services are available in the marketplace 
     and meet United States Government requirements'' and to 
     ``[m]odify commercial space capabilities and services

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     to meet government requirements when existing commercial 
     capabilities and services do not fully meet these 
     requirements and the potential modification represents a more 
     cost-effective and timely acquisition approach for the 
     government''.
       (5) Since regulations on commercial imagery providers were 
     put into place in 1999, the global marketplace for space-
     based imagery has been transformed by--
       (A) the growth of foreign competition;
       (B) the emergence of unclassified commercial imagery as a 
     critical element of support for the Armed Forces, coalition 
     intelligence sharing, and civil and humanitarian missions; 
     and
       (C) the availability of high-resolution aerial images.
       (6) Airborne imaging companies and foreign providers have 
     no restrictions on the image resolution they can offer, 
     including on images anywhere in the United States, and the 
     market share such companies and providers are capturing will 
     continue to fuel advancements in their capabilities.
       (7) Foreign commercial imagery providers may soon be able 
     to provide imagery at or better than the currently allowed 
     commercial United States resolution limit of 0.5 meters. As 
     foreign companies approach or surpass that level of 
     resolution, current restrictions on United States satellite-
     based commercial imagery data providers put the United States 
     at a competitive disadvantage and may harm an industrial base 
     that is important to national security.
       (8) The congressionally mandated GEOINT Commission 
     recommended that the United States Government increase its 
     use of commercial imagery for intelligence missions and urged 
     relaxation of current resolution restrictions.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) United States commercial imagery providers have the 
     ability to contribute more substantially to the national 
     security mission at a lower cost and in a manner consistent 
     with the policy of the United States to enable United States 
     companies to maintain a leadership position in the commercial 
     satellite imaging industry;
       (2) the United States Government should relax restrictions 
     on the resolution of images that can be sold on the 
     commercial market, without abandoning prudent limits on the 
     sale of images that could compromise sensitive sites or 
     operations; and
       (3) relaxing those restrictions while maintaining 
     appropriate protections safeguards the investment the United 
     States has made to support the commercial satellite imaging 
     industry at a time when the United States must maximize every 
     resource to meet emerging threats.
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  SA 2357. Mr. COONS (for himself and Mr. Booker) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title II, add the following:

     SEC. 252. REPORT ON SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND RESEARCH FOR 
                   TRANSFORMATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND RELATED 
                   PROGRAMS.

       Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report setting forth the 
     following:
       (1) An assessment whether the Science, Mathematics and 
     Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program, and 
     related scholarship and fellowship programs within the 
     Department of Defense, are providing the necessary number of 
     undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of science, 
     technology, engineer, and mathematics to address the 
     recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on 
     Research and Development in the United States Intelligence 
     Community.
       (2) Recommendations for improvements to the programs 
     referred to in paragraph (1) to better address the 
     recommendations described in that paragraph.
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  SA 2358. Mr. LEVIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 353. REVISION OF COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL 
                   COMMISSION ON THE STRUCTURE OF THE AIR FORCE.

       (a) Revision.--Section 365(a) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 
     126 Stat.1705) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``shall be compensated'' and inserting 
     ``may be compensated'';
       (2) by striking ``equal to'' and inserting ``not to 
     exceed''; and
       (3) by striking ``annual rate of basic pay prescribed for 
     level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of 
     title 5, United States Code,'' and inserting ``annual rate of 
     $155,400''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) 
     shall apply with respect to compensation for a duty performed 
     on or after April 2, 2013.
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  SA 2359. Mr. FLAKE (for himself, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Scott, and Mr. 
Johnson of Wisconsin) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2803. CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR MILITARY 
                   CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AREAS OF CONTINGENCY 
                   OPERATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter I of chapter 169 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 
     2804 the following new section:

     ``Sec. 2804a. Certification requirement for military 
       construction projects in areas of contingency operations

       ``(a) Certification Requirement.--(1) The Secretary of 
     Defense may not obligate or expend funds to carry out a 
     military construction project overseas in connection with a 
     contingency operation (as defined in section 101(a)(13) of 
     this title) unless the combatant commander of the area of 
     operations in which such project is to be constructed has 
     certified to the Secretary of Defense that the project is 
     needed for direct support of a contingency operation within 
     that combatant command.
       ``(2) The restriction under paragraph (1) does not apply to 
     planning and design activities or activities carried out 
     under the authority of section 2805 of this title.
       ``(b) Certification Guidance.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide guidance regarding the certification required 
     under subsection (a).''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such subchapter is amended by adding after the 
     item relating to section 2804 the following new item:

       ``2804a. Certification requirement for military 
           construction projects in areas of contingency 
           operations.''.
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  SA 2360. Mr. BLUNT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1220. DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE ANTI-CORRUPTION 
                   STRATEGY IN AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) According to the Special Inspector General for 
     Afghanistan Reconstruction, as of September 30, 2013, the 
     United States had appropriated approximately $96,600,000,000 
     for relief and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan since 
     2002 without the benefit of a comprehensive anti-corruption 
     strategy.
       (2) To date, the Department of State and the Government of 
     Afghanistan remain unable to assess the overall progress the 
     United States Government has made to improve the capacity of 
     the Government of Afghanistan to combat corruption.
       (b) Comprehensive Strategy and Plan.--
       (1) Restriction on request for proposal agreements.--No 
     funds may be obligated or expended by the Department of State 
     or the Department of Defense to enter into any new request 
     for proposal agreements (RFPs) with the Government of 
     Afghanistan or any third party in Afghanistan until the 
     Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, in 
     coordination with the Government of Afghanistan, submit to 
     the appropriate congressional committees--
       (A) a comprehensive, coordinated strategy for United States 
     anti-corruption efforts in Afghanistan, including goals, 
     objectives, and measurable outcomes; and
       (B) an updated operational plan for the implementation of 
     the anti-corruption goals and objectives that identifies 
     benchmarks and timelines for the accomplishment of these 
     goals and accounts for the needed funding and personnel 
     resources.
       (2) National security waiver.--The Secretary of Defense and 
     the Secretary of State may jointly waive the restriction 
     under paragraph (1) on a case-by-case basis if the 
     Secretaries determine that it is in the national security 
     interest of the United States to do so.
       (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term

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     ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
       (1) the congressional defense committees; and
       (2) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.
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  SA 2361. Mr. BLUNT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XXXI, add the following:

                       Subtitle E--Other Matters

     SEC. 3141. CONVEYANCE OF BANNISTER FEDERAL COMPLEX, KANSAS 
                   CITY, MISSOURI.

       (a) Consolidation of Title to Bannister Federal Complex.--
     The Administrator of General Services and the Administrator 
     for Nuclear Security may take such actions as are necessary 
     to consolidate all right, title, and interest in and to 
     certain real property, including any improvements thereon, 
     consisting of the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, 
     Missouri, in the National Nuclear Security Administration.
       (b) Authorities Relating to Conveyance of Bannister Federal 
     Complex.--After the consolidation of all right, title, and 
     interest in and to the real property described in subsection 
     (a) in the National Nuclear Security Administration, the 
     Administrator for Nuclear Security may--
       (1) negotiate an agreement to convey to an eligible entity 
     all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
     the property; and
       (2) enter into an agreement, on a reimbursable basis or 
     otherwise, with the eligible entity to provide funding for 
     the costs of--
       (A) the negotiation of the agreement described in paragraph 
     (1);
       (B) planning for the disposition of the property; and
       (C) carrying out the responsibilities of the Administrator 
     under section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
     Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 
     9620(h)) with respect to the property, including--
       (i) identification, investigation, and clean up of, and 
     research and development with respect to, contamination from 
     a hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant;
       (ii) correction of other environmental damage that creates 
     an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health 
     or welfare or to the environment; and
       (iii) demolition and removal of buildings and structures as 
     required to clean up contamination or as required for 
     completion of the responsibilities of the Administrator under 
     that section.
       (c) Limitations.--
       (1) Price.--The Administrator for Nuclear Security shall 
     select, through a public process provided for under the 
     regulations of the Department of Energy, the eligible entity 
     to which the real property described in subsection (a) is to 
     be conveyed under subsection (b). The Administrator shall use 
     good faith efforts to ensure the greatest possible return on 
     such conveyance considering the conditions described in 
     paragraph (2).
       (2) Conditions on conveyance.--The conveyance under 
     subsection (b) shall be subject to--
       (A) the requirements relating to transfer of property by 
     the Federal Government under section 120(h) of the 
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
     Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)); and
       (B) except to the extent inconsistent those requirements, 
     the condition that the eligible entity to which the real 
     property described in subsection (a) is conveyed accepts the 
     property in its condition at the time of the conveyance, 
     commonly known as conveyance ``as is'', and agrees to 
     indemnify and hold the United States harmless from any 
     liability resulting from the period of ownership of the 
     property by the United States.
       (d) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
       (1) Reimbursement of costs of conveyance.--The 
     Administrator for Nuclear Security shall use any funds 
     received from the conveyance under subsection (b) to 
     reimburse the Administrator for costs (other than costs 
     referred to in subsection (b)(2)) incurred by the 
     Administrator to carry out the conveyance, including survey 
     costs, costs for environmental documentation, and any other 
     administrative costs related to the conveyance.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received as 
     reimbursement under paragraph (1) shall be credited to the 
     fund or account that was used to cover the costs referred to 
     in that paragraph. Amounts so credited shall be merged with 
     amounts in such fund or account and shall be available for 
     the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and 
     limitations, as amounts in such fund or account.
       (e) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the property to be conveyed under this section 
     shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the 
     Administrator for Nuclear Security.
       (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator for 
     Nuclear Security may require such additional terms and 
     conditions in connection with the conveyance under subsection 
     (b) as the Administrator considers appropriate to protect the 
     interests of the United States.
       (g) Eligible Entity Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``eligible entity'' means a nongovernmental entity that has 
     demonstrated to the Administrator for Nuclear Security, in 
     the Administrator's sole discretion, that the entity has the 
     capability to operate and maintain the real property 
     described in subsection (a).
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  SA 2362. Mr. BLUNT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. INAPPLICABILITY OF REQUIREMENT TO REVIEW AND 
                   JUSTIFY CERTAIN CONTRACTS.

       Section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 126 Stat. 1824; 10 
     U.S.C. 2304 note) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``Not later than'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) In General.--Not later than''; and
       (B) by inserting ``, except as provided in subsection 
     (b),'' after ``to ensure that''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to a 
     contract to which section 46 of the Small Business Act (15 
     U.S.C. 657s) applies.''.
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  SA 2363. Mr. ISAKSON (for himself and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1237. AMERICAN HOSTAGES IN IRAN COMPENSATION FUND.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established in the Treasury a 
     fund, to be known as the ``American Hostages in Iran 
     Compensation Fund'' (in this section referred to as the 
     ``Fund'') for the purpose of making payments to the 52 
     Americans held hostage in the United States embassy in 
     Tehran, Iran, between November 3, 1979, and January 20, 1981 
     (in this section referred to as the ``former hostages'').
       (b) Funding.--
       (1) Imposition of surcharge.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (C), 
     there is imposed a surcharge equal to 30 percent of the 
     amount of--
       (i) any fine or monetary penalty assessed, in whole or in 
     part, on a person for a violation of a law or regulation 
     specified in subparagraph (B) related to activities 
     undertaken on or after the date of the enactment of this Act; 
     or
       (ii) the monetary amount of a settlement entered into by a 
     person with respect to a suspected violation of a law or 
     regulation specified in subparagraph (B) related to 
     activities undertaken on or after such date of enactment.
       (B) Laws and regulations specified.--A law or regulation 
     specified in this subparagraph is any law or regulation that 
     provides for a civil or criminal fine or other monetary 
     penalty for any economic activity relating to Iran that is 
     administered by the Department of the Treasury, the 
     Department of Justice, or the Department of Commerce.
       (C) Exceptions.--The surcharge imposed under subparagraph 
     (A) shall not apply to the amount of--
       (i) any property of Iran or any agency or instrumentality 
     of Iran recovered by the United States through forfeiture; or
       (ii) any judgment or settlement in any action brought 
     pursuant to--

       (I) section 1605A of title 28, United States Code; or
       (II) section 1605(a)(7) of such title (as in effect on the 
     day before the date of the enactment of National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 
     122 Stat. 3)).

       (D) Termination of deposits.--The imposition of the 
     surcharge under subparagraph (A) shall terminate on the date 
     on which all amounts described in subsection (c)(2) have been 
     distributed to all recipients as specified in that 
     subsection.
       (2) Deposits into fund; availability of amounts.--
       (A) Deposits.--All surcharges collected pursuant to 
     paragraph (1)(A) shall be deposited into the Fund.
       (B) Payment of surcharge.--A person on whom a surcharge is 
     imposed under paragraph (1)(A) shall pay the surcharge to the 
     Fund without regard to whether the fine, penalty, or 
     settlement to which the surcharge applies--
       (i) is paid directly to the Federal agency that administers 
     the relevant law or regulation specified in paragraph (1)(B); 
     or

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       (ii) is deemed satisfied by a payment to another Federal 
     agency.
       (C) Contributions.--The Secretary of State is authorized to 
     accept such amounts as may be contributed by individuals, 
     business concerns, foreign governments, or other entities for 
     payments under this Act. Such amounts shall be deposited 
     directly into the Fund.
       (D) Availability of amounts in fund.--Amounts in the Fund 
     shall be available, without further appropriation, to make 
     payments under subsection (c).
       (c) Distribution of Funds.--
       (1) Administration of fund.--Payments from the Fund shall 
     be administered by the Secretary of State, pursuant to such 
     rules and processes as the Secretary, in the Secretary's sole 
     discretion, may establish.
       (2) Payments.--Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), payments 
     shall be made from the Fund to the following recipients in 
     the following amounts:
       (A) To each living former hostage, $150,000, plus $10,000 
     for each day of captivity of the former hostage.
       (B) To the estate of each deceased former hostage, 
     $150,000, plus $10,000 for each day of captivity of the 
     former hostage.
       (3) Priority.--Payments from the Fund shall be distributed 
     under paragraph (2) in the following order:
       (A) First, to each living former hostage described in 
     paragraph (2)(A).
       (B) Second, to the estate of each deceased former hostage 
     described in paragraph (2)(B).
       (4) Consent of recipient.--A payment to a recipient from 
     the Fund under paragraph (2) shall be made only after 
     receiving the consent of the recipient.
       (d) Waiver.--A recipient of a payment under subsection (c) 
     shall waive and forever release all existing claims against 
     Iran and the United States arising out of the events 
     described in subsection (a).
       (e) Notification of Claimants; Limitation on Review.--
       (1) Notification.--The Secretary of State shall notify, in 
     a reasonable manner, each individual qualified to receive a 
     payment under subsection (c) of the status of the 
     individual's claim for such a payment.
       (2) Submission of additional information.--If the claim of 
     an individual to receive a payment under subsection (c) is 
     denied, or is approved for payment of less than the full 
     amount of the claim, the individual shall be entitled to 
     submit to the Secretary additional information with respect 
     to the claim. Upon receipt and consideration of that 
     information, the Secretary may affirm, modify, or revise the 
     former action of the Secretary with respect to the claim.
       (3) Limitation on review.--The actions of the Secretary in 
     identifying qualifying claimants and in disbursing amounts 
     from the Fund shall be final and conclusive on all questions 
     of law and fact and shall not be subject to review by any 
     other official, agency, or establishment of the United States 
     or by any court by mandamus or otherwise.
       (f) Deposit of Remaining Funds Into the Treasury.--
       (1) In general.--Any amounts remaining in the Fund after 
     the date specified in paragraph (2) shall be deposited in the 
     general fund of the Treasury.
       (2) Date specified.--The date specified in this paragraph 
     is the later of--
       (A) the date on which all amounts described in subsection 
     (c)(2) have been made to all recipients described in that 
     subsection; or
       (B) the date that is 5 years after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (g) Plan for Ensuring Satisfaction of Claims.--
       (1) In general.--The President shall submit to Congress a 
     plan to ensure that all recipients described in subsection 
     (c)(2) receive all payments as specified in that subsection 
     by the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date of the 
     submission of the plan if the President determines that--
       (A) the scope or effect of any law or regulation specified 
     in subsection (b)(1)(B) is reduced; or
       (B) all amounts described in subsection (c)(2) cannot be 
     distributed to all recipients as specified in that subsection 
     from funds deposited into the Fund under subsection (b) by 
     the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.
       (2) Specification of need for congressional action.--The 
     President shall specify in the plan required by paragraph (1) 
     if action by Congress is required to implement the plan.
       (h) Report to Congress.--Not later than one year after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter 
     until the date specified in subsection (f)(2), the Secretary 
     of State shall submit to the appropriate congressional 
     committees a report on the status of the Fund, including--
       (1) the amounts and sources of money deposited into the 
     Fund;
       (2) the rules and processes established to administer the 
     Fund; and
       (3) the distribution of payments from the Fund.
       (i) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
     ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
       (A) the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on 
     Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on 
     Financial Services of the House of Representatives.
       (2) Person.--The term ``person'' includes any individual or 
     entity subject to the civil or criminal jurisdiction of the 
     United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2364. Mr. TOOMEY (for himself, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Burr, and Mr. 
Casey) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF SENATE THAT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD 
                   LEAVE NO MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES UNACCOUNTED 
                   FOR DURING THE DRAWDOWN OF FORCES IN 
                   AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate makes the following findings:
       (1) The United States is a country of great honor and 
     integrity.
       (2) The United States has made a sacred promise to members 
     of the Armed Forces who are deployed overseas in defense of 
     this country that their sacrifice and service will never be 
     forgotten.
       (3) The United States can never thank the proud members of 
     the Armed Forces enough for what they do for this country on 
     a daily basis.
       (b) Sense of Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate that--
       (1) the United States should undertake every reasonable 
     effort to find and repatriate members of the Armed forces who 
     are missing;
       (2) the Senate believes that the United States should 
     undertake every reasonable effort to repatriate members of 
     the Armed Forces who are captured;
       (3) the Senate believes that the United States has a 
     responsibility to keep the promises made to members of the 
     Armed Forces who risk their lives on a daily basis on behalf 
     of the people of the United States;
       (4) the Senate supports the United States Soldier's Creed 
     and the Warrior Ethos, which state that ``I will never leave 
     a fallen comrade''; and
       (5) the Senate believes that, while the United States 
     continues to transition leadership roles in combat operations 
     in Afghanistan to the people of Afghanistan, the United 
     States must continue to fulfill these important promises to 
     any member of the Armed Forces who is in a missing status or 
     captured as a result of service in Afghanistan now or in the 
     future.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2365. Mr. MORAN (for himself, Mr. Coons, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. 
Roberts, and Ms. Landrieu) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department 
of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal 
year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Strike section 945 and insert the following:

     SEC. 945. STRATEGY ON USE OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE 
                   ARMED FORCES TO SUPPORT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
                   CYBER MISSIONS.

       (a) Strategy Required.--In developing the force structure 
     to accomplish the cyber missions of the Department of Defense 
     through United States Cyber Command, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall develop a strategy for integrating the reserve 
     components of the Armed Forces into the total force to 
     support the cyber missions of the United States Cyber 
     Command, including support for civil authorities, in the 
     discharge of such missions.
       (b) Actions Required During Development.--In developing the 
     strategy, the Secretary shall do the following:
       (1) In consultation with the Secretaries of the military 
     departments and the Commander of the United States Cyber 
     Command, identify the Department of Defense cyber mission 
     requirements that could be discharged by members of the 
     reserve components.
       (2) In consultation with the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security, ensure that the Governors of the several States, 
     through the Council of Governors, as appropriate, have an 
     opportunity to provide the Secretary of Defense and the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security an independent evaluation of 
     State cyber capabilities, and State cyber needs that cannot 
     be fulfilled through the private sector.
       (3) Identify the existing capabilities, facilities, and 
     plans for cyber activities of the reserve components, 
     including by the following:
       (A) An inventory of the existing cyber skills of reserve 
     component personnel, including the skills of units and 
     elements in the reserve components that are transitioning to 
     cyber missions.
       (B) An inventory of the existing infrastructure of the 
     reserve components that contributes to the cyber missions of 
     the United States Cyber Command, including the infrastructure 
     available to units and elements in

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     the reserve components that are transitioning to such 
     missions.
       (C) An assessment of the manner in which the military 
     departments plan to use the reserve components to meet total 
     force resource requirements, and the effect of such plans on 
     the potential ability of members of the reserve components to 
     support the cyber missions of the United States Cyber 
     Command.
       (4) Assess whether the National Guard, when activated in a 
     State status (either State Active Duty or in a duty status 
     under title 32, United States Code) can operate under unique 
     and useful authorities to support cyber missions and 
     requirements of the Department or the United States Cyber 
     Command.
       (5) Assess the appropriateness of hiring on a part-time 
     basis non-dual status technicians who possess appropriate 
     cyber expertise for purposes of assisting the National Guard 
     in protecting critical infrastructure and carrying out cyber 
     missions.
       (6) Assess the current and potential ability of the reserve 
     components to--
       (A) attract and retain personnel with substantial, relevant 
     cyber technical expertise who use those skills in the private 
     sector;
       (B) organize such personnel into units at the State, 
     regional, or national level under appropriate command and 
     control arrangements for Department cyber missions;
       (C) meet and sustain the training standards of the United 
     States Cyber Command; and
       (D) establish and manage career paths for such personnel.
       (7) Determine how the reserve components could contribute 
     to total force solutions to cyber operations requirements of 
     the United States Cyber Command.
       (8) Develop an estimate of the personnel, infrastructure, 
     and training required, and the costs that would be incurred, 
     in connection with implementing the strategy for integrating 
     the reserve components into the total force for support of 
     the cyber missions of the Department and United States Cyber 
     Command, including by taking into account the potential 
     savings under the strategy through use of the personnel 
     referred to in paragraph (3)(A). For specific cyber units 
     that already exist or are transitioning to a cyber mission, 
     the estimate shall examine whether there are misalignments in 
     current plans between unit missions and facility readiness to 
     support such missions.
       (c) Limitations on Certain Actions.--
       (1) Reduction in personnel of air national guard cyber 
     units.--No reduction in personnel of a cyber unit of the Air 
     National Guard of the United States may be implemented or 
     carried out in fiscal year 2014 before the submittal of the 
     report required by subsection (d).
       (2) Reduction in personnel and capacity of air national 
     guard red teams.--No reduction in the personnel or capacity 
     of a Red Team of the Air National Guard of the United States 
     may be implemented or carried out unless the report required 
     by subsection (d) includes a certification that the 
     capabilities to be reduced are not required.
       (d) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report on the 
     strategy developed under this section. The report shall 
     include a comprehensive description of the strategy, 
     including the results of the actions required by subsection 
     (b), and such other matters on the strategy as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2366. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Nelson) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON BENEFITS OF USING SIMULATORS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The use of technologies such as virtual reality and 
     modeling and simulation tools provides cutting-edge, cost-
     effective training and technology development for members of 
     the Armed Forces.
       (2) Leveraging such technologies is an especially relevant 
     supplement to live training given the future of declining 
     defense budgets.
       (3) The implementation by the Air Force Agency for Modeling 
     and Simulation of virtual reality centers is part of a 
     coordinated effort to broaden the use of virtual training 
     methods.
       (4) Those centers use of a variety of training tools that 
     give members of the Armed Forces and developers alike a 
     realistic training experience that contributes to improved 
     readiness and system effectiveness.
       (5) Organizations like the United States Army Program 
     Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and 
     Instrumentation would benefit from increased utilization of 
     virtual reality and modeling and simulations tools.
       (6) Modeling and simulation tools can provide powerful 
     planning and training capabilities to expose a member of the 
     Armed Forces to the complexities and uncertainties of combat 
     before ever leaving the member's home station. For example, 
     the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division 
     integrates the science of learning with performance-based 
     training focused on improving the performance of members of 
     the Army and Marine Corps and measures the effectiveness of 
     such training. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems 
     Division continually engages members of the Army and Marine 
     Corps to understand challenges, solve problems, create new 
     capabilities, and provide essential support.
       (7) The use of simulation training has yielded military 
     units that are better trained, more capable, and more 
     confident when compared to units that do not have access to 
     modern simulation training devices.
       (8) Simulation training can be a cost-effective means for 
     units to improve combat readiness and tactical decisionmaking 
     skills and ultimately to save lives.
       (9) The Department of Defense could meet the training 
     challenges of the future in a fiscally austere environment by 
     leveraging simulation training that uses simulators owned and 
     operated by the Federal Government combined with simulation 
     training services provided by universities and industry.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the use of simulators offers cost savings and provides 
     members of the Armed Forces exceptional preparation for 
     combat; and
       (2) existing synergies between the Department of Defense 
     and entities in the private sector should be maintained and 
     cultivated to provide members of the Armed Forces with the 
     best simulation experience possible.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2367. Mr. WICKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 864. REPORT ON USE OF SOFTWARE-BASED OPTIMIZATION TOOLS 
                   BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) In General.--Not later than February 15, 2014, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Under 
     Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and 
     Logistics, provide to the congressional defense committees a 
     written report and briefing on the current use by the 
     Department of Defense of commercially available software-
     based cost optimization, systems engineering, and logistics 
     management tools.
       (b) Elements.--The report and briefing required by 
     subsection (a) shall include information on the software 
     programs that are presently used across the defense 
     enterprise to identify the optimal balance between cost and 
     capability throughout the lifecycle of military aircraft, 
     vehicles, vessels, and weapon systems. The report shall also 
     identify opportunities for expanding the use by the 
     Department of software-based optimization tools to enhance 
     readiness, increase efficiency, and reduce expenditures.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2368. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1054. AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR FULL PAYMENT OF PRIVATE 
                   SCIENTIFIC AND FORENSIC LABORATORIES FOR 
                   SERVICES PROVIDED THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ON 
                   CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS AND TRAINING.

       Amounts available to the Department of Defense for payments 
     to private scientific and forensic laboratories for services 
     provided to the Department of Defense with respect to 
     criminal investigations and training may be used to fully 
     reimburse such laboratories for the costs of such services.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2369. Mr. UDALL of Colorado submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department 
of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal 
year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XXVIII, add the following 
     new section:

     SEC. 2842. CONDITIONS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPANSION OF 
                   PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, FORT CARSON, 
                   COLORADO.

       The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army may 
     not acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or other means, any

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     land to expand the size of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site 
     near Fort Carson, Colorado, unless each of the following 
     occurs:
       (1) The land acquisition is specifically authorized in an 
     Act of Congress enacted after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.
       (2) Funds are specifically appropriated for the land 
     acquisition.
       (3) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Army 
     comply with the environmental review requirements of section 
     102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 
     U.S.C. 4332(2)) with respect to the land acquisition.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2370. Mr. WHITEHOUSE (for himself, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Markey, 
Mr. Franken, Mr. King, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Udall of New 
Mexico, Mrs. Boxer, and Mr. Heinrich) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of 
Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the 
Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON NATIONAL SECURITY 
                   IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) Former National Security Advisor to the President, Tom 
     Donilon, stated in April 2013 there is ``a transformation in 
     the global climate, driven by the world's use of energy, that 
     is presenting not just a transcendent challenge for the world 
     but a present-day national security threat to the United 
     States''.
       (2) The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, 
     testified before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
     Senate in March 2013 that--
       (A) shifts in human geography, climate, disease, and 
     competition for natural resources have national security 
     implications; and
       (B) ``there will most assuredly be security concerns with 
     respect to health and pandemics, energy and climate change. 
     Environmental stresses are not just humanitarian issues. They 
     legitimately threaten regional stability.''.
       (3) Leading United States national security experts, 
     including 17 former Senators and Representatives, nine 
     retired generals and admirals, both the Chair and Vice Chair 
     of the 9/11 Commission, and Cabinet and Cabinet-level 
     officials from the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. 
     Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush administrations, signed an 
     open letter in February 2013, stating, ``The effects of 
     climate change in the world's most vulnerable regions present 
     a serious threat to American national security interests. As 
     a matter of risk management, the United States must work with 
     international partners, public and private, to address this 
     impending crisis. Potential consequences are undeniable, and 
     the cost of inaction, paid for in lives and valuable U.S. 
     resources, will be staggering. Washington must lead on this 
     issue now.''.
       (4) The Commander of the United States Pacific Command, 
     Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, stated in March 2013 that, when 
     the effects of climate change start to impact massive 
     populations, ``you could have hundreds of thousands or 
     millions of people displaced and then security will start to 
     crumble pretty quickly''.
       (5) A January 2013 report prepared by the Strategic 
     Environmental Research and Development Program for the 
     Department of Defense states, ``The effects of climate change 
     will adversely impact military readiness and Department of 
     Defense (DoD) natural and built infrastructure unless these 
     risks are considered in DoD decisions. Considerations of 
     future climate conditions need to be incorporated into the 
     planning, design, and operations of military facilities, as 
     well as into the strategic infrastructure decisions facing 
     the military Services and DoD as a whole.''.
       (6) Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated in May 
     2012 that ``[t]he area of climate change has a dramatic 
     impact on national security''.
       (7) The Defense Science Board issued a report in October 
     2011 entitled, ``Trends and Implications of Climate Change 
     for National and International Security'', which stated that 
     ``the effectiveness of adaptation will have significant 
     national and international security implications''.
       (8) The Department of Defense FY2012 Climate Change 
     Adaptation Roadmap interprets the 2010 Quadrennial Defense 
     Review as recognizing that climate change--
       (A) will shape the operating environment, roles, and 
     missions that the Department undertakes;
       (B) may have significant geopolitical impacts around the 
     world, contributing to greater competition for more limited 
     and critical life-sustaining resources like food and water; 
     and
       (C) may also lead to increased demands for defense support 
     to civil authorities for humanitarian assistance or disaster 
     response, both within the United States and overseas.
       (9) The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review describes long-term 
     strategies and initiatives for the Department of Defense and 
     states that ``[c]limate change and energy are two key issues 
     that will play a significant role in shaping the future 
     security environment''.
       (10) The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review also notes that a 
     2008 assessment by the National Intelligence Council found 
     ``more than 30 U.S. military installations were already 
     facing elevated levels of risk from rising sea levels''.
       (11) The 2010 National Security Strategy states that ``the 
     danger from climate change is real, urgent and severe''.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that it 
     is in the national security interests of the United States to 
     assess, plan for, and mitigate the security and strategic 
     implications of climate change.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2371. Mr. REED (for himself, Mr. Johanns, and Mr. Whitehouse) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. PILOT PROGRAM TO REHABILITATE AND MODIFY HOMES OF 
                   DISABLED AND LOW-INCOME VETERANS.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Disabled.--The term ``disabled'' means an individual 
     with a disability, as defined by section 12102 of title 42, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Eligible veteran.--The term ``eligible veteran'' means 
     a disabled or low-income veteran.
       (3) Energy efficient features or equipment.--The term 
     ``energy efficient features or equipment'' means features of, 
     or equipment in, a primary residence that help reduce the 
     amount of electricity used to heat, cool, or ventilate such 
     residence, including insulation, weatherstripping, air 
     sealing, heating system repairs, duct sealing, or other 
     measures.
       (4) Low-income veteran.--The term ``low-income veteran'' 
     means a veteran whose income does not exceed 80 percent of 
     the median income for an area, as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       (5) Nonprofit organization.--The term ``nonprofit 
     organization'' means an organization that is--
       (A) described in section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the 
     Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and
       (B) exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
       (6) Primary residence.--
       (A) In general.--The term ``primary residence'' means a 
     single family house, a duplex, or a unit within a multiple-
     dwelling structure that is the principal dwelling of an 
     eligible veteran and is owned by such veteran or a family 
     member of such veteran.
       (B) Family member defined.--For purposes of this paragraph, 
     the term ``family member'' includes--
       (i) a spouse, child, grandchild, parent, or sibling;
       (ii) a spouse of such a child, grandchild, parent, or 
     sibling; or
       (iii) any individual related by blood or affinity whose 
     close association with a veteran is the equivalent of a 
     family relationship.
       (7) Qualified organization.--The term ``qualified 
     organization'' means a nonprofit organization that provides 
     nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve 
     veterans or low-income individuals.
       (8) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
     of Housing and Urban Development.
       (9) Veteran.--The term ``veteran'' has the meaning given 
     the term in section 101 of title 38, United States Code.
       (10) Veterans service organization.--The term ``veterans 
     service organization'' means any organization recognized by 
     the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the representation of 
     veterans under section 5902 of title 38, United States Code.
       (b) Establishment of a Pilot Program.--
       (1) Grant.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a pilot 
     program to award grants to qualified organizations to 
     rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of eligible 
     veterans.
       (B) Coordination.--The Secretary shall work in conjunction 
     with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and 
     oversee the pilot program and to ensure that such program 
     meets the needs of eligible veterans.
       (C) Maximum grant.--A grant award under the pilot program 
     to any one qualified organization shall not exceed $1,000,000 
     in any one fiscal year, and such an award shall remain 
     available until expended by such organization.
       (2) Application.--
       (A) In general.--Each qualified organization that desires a 
     grant under the pilot program shall submit an application to 
     the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and, in addition 
     to the information required under subparagraph (B), 
     accompanied by such information as the Secretary may 
     reasonably require.

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       (B) Contents.--Each application submitted under 
     subparagraph (A) shall include--
       (i) a plan of action detailing outreach initiatives;
       (ii) the approximate number of veterans the qualified 
     organization intends to serve using grant funds;
       (iii) a description of the type of work that will be 
     conducted, such as interior home modifications, energy 
     efficiency improvements, and other similar categories of 
     work; and
       (iv) a plan for working with the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs and veterans service organizations to identify 
     veterans who are not eligible for programs under chapter 21 
     of title 38, United States Code, and meet their needs.
       (C) Preferences.--In awarding grants under the pilot 
     program, the Secretary shall give preference to a qualified 
     organization--
       (i) with experience in providing housing rehabilitation and 
     modification services for disabled veterans; or
       (ii) that proposes to provide housing rehabilitation and 
     modification services for eligible veterans who live in 
     rural, including tribal, areas (the Secretary, through 
     regulations, shall define the term ``rural areas'').
       (3) Criteria.--In order to receive a grant award under the 
     pilot program, a qualified organization shall meet the 
     following criteria:
       (A) Demonstrate expertise in providing housing 
     rehabilitation and modification services for disabled or low-
     income individuals for the purpose of making the homes of 
     such individuals accessible, functional, and safe for such 
     individuals.
       (B) Have established outreach initiatives that--
       (i) would engage eligible veterans and veterans service 
     organizations in projects utilizing grant funds under the 
     pilot program;
       (ii) ensure veterans who are disabled receive preference in 
     selection for assistance under this program; and
       (iii) identify eligible veterans and their families and 
     enlist veterans involved in skilled trades, such as 
     carpentry, roofing, plumbing, or HVAC work.
       (C) Have an established nationwide or statewide network of 
     affiliates that are--
       (i) nonprofit organizations; and
       (ii) able to provide housing rehabilitation and 
     modification services for eligible veterans.
       (D) Have experience in successfully carrying out the 
     accountability and reporting requirements involved in the 
     proper administration of grant funds, including funds 
     provided by private entities or Federal, State, or local 
     government entities.
       (4) Use of funds.--A grant award under the pilot program 
     shall be used--
       (A) to modify and rehabilitate the primary residence of an 
     eligible veteran, and may include--
       (i) installing wheelchair ramps, widening exterior and 
     interior doors, reconfigurating and re-equipping bathrooms 
     (which includes installing new fixtures and grab bars), 
     removing doorway thresholds, installing special lighting, 
     adding additional electrical outlets and electrical service, 
     and installing appropriate floor coverings to--

       (I) accommodate the functional limitations that result from 
     having a disability; or
       (II) if such residence does not have modifications 
     necessary to reduce the chances that an elderly, but not 
     disabled person, will fall in their home, reduce the risks of 
     such an elderly person from falling;

       (ii) rehabilitating such residence that is in a state of 
     interior or exterior disrepair; and
       (iii) installing energy efficient features or equipment 
     if--

       (I) an eligible veteran's monthly utility costs for such 
     residence is more than 5 percent of such veteran's monthly 
     income; and
       (II) an energy audit of such residence indicates that the 
     installation of energy efficient features or equipment will 
     reduce such costs by 10 percent or more; and

       (B) in connection with modification and rehabilitation 
     services provided under the pilot program, to provide 
     technical, administrative, and training support to an 
     affiliate of a qualified organization receiving a grant under 
     such pilot program.
       (5) Oversight.--The Secretary shall direct the oversight of 
     the grant funds for the pilot program so that such funds are 
     used efficiently until expended to fulfill the purpose of 
     addressing the adaptive housing needs of eligible veterans.
       (6) Matching funds.--
       (A) In general.--A qualified organization receiving a grant 
     under the pilot program shall contribute towards the housing 
     modification and rehabilitation services provided to eligible 
     veterans an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the 
     grant award received by such organization.
       (B) In-kind contributions.--In order to meet the 
     requirement under subparagraph (A), such organization may 
     arrange for in-kind contributions.
       (7) Limitation cost to the veterans.--A qualified 
     organization receiving a grant under the pilot program shall 
     modify or rehabilitate the primary residence of an eligible 
     veteran at no cost to such veteran (including application 
     fees) or at a cost such that such veteran pays no more than 
     30 percent of his or her income in housing costs during any 
     month.
       (8) Reports.--
       (A) Annual report.--The Secretary shall submit to Congress, 
     on an annual basis, a report that provides, with respect to 
     the year for which such report is written--
       (i) the number of eligible veterans provided assistance 
     under the pilot program;
       (ii) the socioeconomic characteristics of such veterans, 
     including their gender, age, race, and ethnicity;
       (iii) the total number, types, and locations of entities 
     contracted under such program to administer the grant 
     funding;
       (iv) the amount of matching funds and in-kind contributions 
     raised with each grant;
       (v) a description of the housing rehabilitation and 
     modification services provided, costs saved, and actions 
     taken under such program;
       (vi) a description of the outreach initiatives implemented 
     by the Secretary to educate the general public and eligible 
     entities about such program;
       (vii) a description of the outreach initiatives instituted 
     by grant recipients to engage eligible veterans and veteran 
     service organizations in projects utilizing grant funds under 
     such program;
       (viii) a description of the outreach initiatives instituted 
     by grant recipients to identify eligible veterans and their 
     families; and
       (ix) any other information that the Secretary considers 
     relevant in assessing such program.
       (B) Final report.--Not later than 6 months after the 
     completion of the pilot program, the Secretary shall submit 
     to Congress a report that provides such information that the 
     Secretary considers relevant in assessing the pilot program.
       (C) Inspector general report.--Not later than March 31, 
     2019, the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and 
     Urban Development shall submit to the Chairmen and Ranking 
     Members of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services 
     of the House of Representatives a report containing a review 
     of--
       (i) the use of appropriated funds by the Secretary and by 
     grantees under the pilot program; and
       (ii) oversight and accountability of grantees under the 
     pilot program.
       (9) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized 
     to be appropriated for carrying out this section $4,000,000 
     for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2019.
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  SA 2372. Mr. KAINE submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1003. SENSE OF THE SENATE REGARDING REPORTING ON THE 
                   LONG-TERM BUDGETARY EFFECTS OF SEQUESTRATION.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (1) the reductions in discretionary appropriations and 
     direct spending accounts under section 251A of the Balanced 
     Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
     901a) (in this section referred to as ``sequestration'') were 
     never intended to take effect;
       (2) the readiness of the Nation's military is weakened by 
     sequestration;
       (3) sequestration has budgetary and cost impacts beyond the 
     programmatic level; and
       (4) there is limited information about these indirect costs 
     to the Federal Government.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that the Government Accountability Office should report on 
     the long-term budgetary costs and effects of sequestration, 
     including on procurement activities and contracts with the 
     Federal Government.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2373. Mr. CASEY (for himself and Mr. Toomey) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2833. LAND CONVEYANCE, PHILADELPHIA NAVAL SHIPYARD, 
                   PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

       (a) Conveyance Authorized.--The Secretary of the Navy may 
     convey to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (in this 
     section referred to as the ``Port Authority'') all right, 
     title, and interest of the United States in and to a parcel 
     of real property, including any improvements thereon, 
     consisting of approximately .595 acres located at the 
     Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 
     Secretary may void any land use restrictions associated with 
     the property to be conveyed under this subsection.
       (b) Consideration.--
       (1) Amount and determination.--As consideration for the 
     conveyance under subsection (a), the Port Authority shall pay 
     to the Secretary of the Navy an amount that is not less than 
     the fair market value of the

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     conveyed property, as determined by the Secretary. The 
     Secretary's determination of fair market value shall be 
     final. In lieu of all or a portion of cash payment of 
     consideration, the Secretary may accept in-kind 
     consideration.
       (2) Treatment of cash consideration.--The Secretary shall 
     deposit any cash payment received under paragraph (1) in the 
     special account in the Treasury established for that 
     Secretary under subsection (e) of section 2667 of title 10, 
     United States Code. The entire amount deposited shall be 
     available for use in accordance with paragraph (1)(D) of such 
     subsection.
       (c) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
       (1) Payment required.--The Secretary shall require the Port 
     Authority to cover costs to be incurred by the Secretary, or 
     to reimburse the Secretary for costs incurred by the 
     Secretary, to carry out the conveyance under subsection (a), 
     including survey costs, costs related to environmental 
     documentation, and any other administrative costs related to 
     the conveyance. If amounts are collected from the Port 
     Authority in advance of the Secretary incurring the actual 
     costs, and the amount collected exceeds the costs actually 
     incurred by the Secretary to carry out the conveyance, the 
     Secretary shall refund the excess amount to the Port 
     Authority.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received under 
     paragraph (1) as reimbursement for costs incurred by the 
     Secretary to carry out the conveyance under subsection (a) 
     shall be credited to the fund or account that was used to 
     cover those costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out 
     the conveyance. Amounts so credited shall be merged with 
     amounts in such fund or account and shall be available for 
     the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and 
     limitations, as amounts in such fund or account.
       (d) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
     description of the parcel of real property to be conveyed 
     under subsection (a) shall be determined by a survey 
     satisfactory to the Secretary.
       (e) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary may 
     require such additional terms and conditions in connection 
     with the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United 
     States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2374. Mr. WYDEN (for himself and Mr. Udall of New Mexico) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 864. MODIFICATION OF LIMITATIONS ON PROCUREMENT OF 
                   PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES BY THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       (a) Contracts Covered by Limitations.--Subsection (b)(1) of 
     section 846 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 124 Stat. 4285; 
     10 U.S.C. 2534 note) is amended by striking ``and'' at the 
     end and inserting ``or''.
       (b) Prohibition on Treatment of Devices as Commercially 
     Available Off the Shelf.--Such section is further amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection (c):
       ``(c) Prohibition on Treatment of Devices as Commercially 
     Available Off the Shelf.--The Secretary may not treat any 
     photovoltaic device as a device commercially available off 
     the shelf for the purposes of the applicability of subsection 
     (a) to contracts described in subsection (b).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2375. Mr. LEVIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 673. MILITARY COMPENSATION AND RETIREMENT MODERNIZATION 
                   COMMISSION MATTERS.

       (a) Scope of Military Compensation System.--Section 
     671(c)(5) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 126 Stat. 1788) is 
     amended by inserting before the period the following ``, and 
     includes any other laws, policies, or practices of the 
     Federal Government that result in any direct payment of 
     authorized or appropriated funds to the persons specified in 
     subsection (b)(1)(A)''.
       (b) Commission Authorities.--Section 673 of that Act (126 
     Stat. 1790) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsections:
       ``(g) Use of Government Information.--The Commission may 
     secure directly from any department or agency of the Federal 
     Government such information as the Commission considers 
     necessary to carry out its duties. Upon such request of the 
     Chair of the Commission, the head of such department or 
     agency shall furnish such information to the Commission.
       ``(h) Postal Services.--The Commission may use the United 
     States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions 
     as departments and agencies of the United States.
       ``(i) Authority To Accept Gifts.--The Commission may 
     accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services, 
     goods, and property from non-Federal entities for the 
     purposes of aiding and facilitating the work of the 
     Commission. The authority in this subsection does not extend 
     to gifts of money.
       ``(j) Personal Services.--
       ``(1) Authority to procure.--The Commission may--
       ``(A) procure the services of experts or consultants (or of 
     organizations of experts or consultants) in accordance with 
     the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, United States 
     Code; and
       ``(B) pay in connection with such services travel expenses 
     of individuals, including transportation and per diem in lieu 
     of subsistence, while such individuals are traveling from 
     their homes or places of business to duty stations.
       ``(2) Limitation.--The total number of experts or 
     consultants procured pursuant to paragraph (1) may not exceed 
     five experts or consultants.
       ``(3) Maximum daily pay rates.--The daily rate paid an 
     expert or consultant procured pursuant to paragraph (1) may 
     not exceed the daily rate paid a person occupying a position 
     at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of 
     title 5, United States Code.''.
       (c) Commission Recommendations.--Section 674(f) of that Act 
     (126 Stat. 1792) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``and recommendations 
     for administrative actions'' after ``legislative language''; 
     and
       (2) in paragraph (6), by inserting ``, and shall publish a 
     copy of that report on an Internet website available to the 
     public,'' after ``its report to Congress''.
       (d) Termination of Commission Under Certain 
     Circumstances.--Section 675 of that Act (126 Stat. 1793) is 
     amended by striking subsection (d).
       (e) Commission Staff.--
       (1) Detailees receiving military retired pay.--Subsection 
     (b)(3) of section 677 of that Act (126 Stat. 1794) is 
     amended--
       (A) in the paragraph heading, by striking ``eligible for'' 
     and inserting ``receiving''; and
       (B) by striking ``eligible for or receiving military 
     retired pay'' and inserting ``who are receiving military 
     retired pay or who, but for being under the eligibility age 
     applicable under section 12731 of title 10, United States 
     Code, would be eligible to receive retired pay''.
       (2) Performance reviews.--Subsection (c) of that section is 
     amended--
       (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by inserting 
     ``other than a member of the uniformed services or officer or 
     employee who is detailed to the Commission,'' after 
     ``executive branch department,''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting ``(other than for 
     administrative accuracy)'' before the semicolon.
       (f) Extension of Certain Deadlines.--That Act is further 
     amended as follows:
       (1) Secretary of defense recommendations.--In section 
     674(d)(1) (126 Stat. 1792), by striking ``nine months'' and 
     inserting ``one year''.
       (2) Commission report.--In section 674(f)(1), by striking 
     ``15 months'' and inserting ``24 months''.
       (3) Commission termination.--In section 679 (126 Stat. 
     1795), by striking ``26 months'' and inserting ``35 months''.
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  SA 2376. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2833. CONVEYANCE, AIR NATIONAL GUARD RADAR SITE, FRANCIS 
                   PEAK, WASATCH MOUNTAINS, UTAH.

       (a) Conveyance Authorized.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
     may convey, without consideration, to the State of Utah (in 
     this section referred to as the ``State''), all right, title, 
     and interest of the United States in and to the structures, 
     including equipment and any other personal property related 
     thereto, comprising the Air National Guard radar site located 
     on Francis Peak, Utah, for the purpose of permitting the 
     State to use the structures to support emergency public 
     safety communications, including 911 emergency response 
     service for Northern Utah.
       (b) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
       (1) Payment required.--The Secretary of the Air Force may 
     require the State to cover costs to be incurred by the 
     Secretary, or to reimburse the Secretary for costs incurred 
     by the Secretary, to carry out the conveyance under 
     subsection (a), including survey costs, costs related to 
     environmental documentation, and other administrative costs

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     related to the conveyance. If amounts paid to the Secretary 
     in advance exceed the costs actually incurred by the 
     Secretary to carry out the conveyance, the Secretary shall 
     refund the excess amount to the State.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received under 
     paragraph (1) as reimbursement for costs incurred by the 
     Secretary to carry out the conveyance under subsection (a) 
     shall be credited to the fund or account that was used to 
     cover the costs incurred by the Secretary in carrying out the 
     conveyance. Amounts so credited shall be merged with amounts 
     in such fund or account and shall be available for the same 
     purposes, and subject to the same conditions and limitations, 
     as amounts in such fund or account.
       (c) Description of Property.--The exact inventory of 
     equipment and other personal property to be conveyed under 
     subsection (a) shall be determined by the Secretary of the 
     Air Force.
       (d) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Secretary of the 
     Air Force may require such additional terms and conditions in 
     connection with the conveyance under subsection (a) as the 
     Secretary considers appropriate to protect the interests of 
     the United States.
       (e) Continuation of Land Use Permit.--The conveyance of the 
     structures under subsection (a) shall not affect the validity 
     and continued applicability of the land use permit, in effect 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act, that was issued by 
     the Forest Service for placement and use of the structures.
       (f) Duration of Authority.--The authority to make a 
     conveyance under this section shall expire on the later of--
       (1) September 30, 2014; or
       (2) the date of the enactment of an Act authorizing funds 
     for military construction for fiscal year 2015.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2377. Mr. COCHRAN (for himself and Mr. Harkin) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XIV, add the following:

     SEC. 1423. NATIONAL GUARD COUNTERDRUG PROGRAM.

       (a) Additional Amount for Drug Interdiction and Counter-
     Drug Activities, Defense-wide.--The amount authorized to be 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2014 by section 1404 and 
     available for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, 
     Defense-wide for the National Guard Counterdrug Program as 
     specified in the funding table in section 4501 is hereby 
     increased by $130,000,000, with the amount of the increase to 
     be available for activities at the National Guard counter-
     drug training centers.
       (b) Use of Amounts.--
       (1) Uniform allocation.--The amount available under 
     subsection (a) shall be allocated evenly among the National 
     Guard counter-drug training centers.
       (2) Training of law enforcement officers.--Not less than an 
     amount equal to 50 percent of the amount available under 
     subsection (a) shall be used for training of State and local 
     law enforcement officers at the National Guard counter-drug 
     training centers, including subsistence for officers 
     undergoing such training.
       (3) Civilian experts.--The amount available under 
     subsection (a) may be used for the costs of civilian experts 
     in the provision of training by the National Guard counter-
     drug training centers.
       (4) Use of exchange stores.--Any law enforcement officer 
     undergoing training described in paragraph (2), and any 
     civilian support staff and experts engaged in the provision 
     of such training, may use the exchange store of the National 
     Guard counter-drug training center concerned in the same 
     manner as members of the National Guard may use such exchange 
     store.
       (c) Offset.--The amount authorized to be appropriated for 
     fiscal year 2014 by section 301 and available for Operation 
     and Maintenance, Defense-wide as specified in the funding 
     table in section 4301 is hereby reduced by $130,000,000, with 
     the amount of the reduction to be applied to amounts 
     otherwise available for civilian employees of the Department 
     of Defense.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2378. Mr. CORNYN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1237. REPORT ON MILITARY AND SECURITY DEVELOPMENTS 
                   INVOLVING THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

       (a) Report.--Not later than June 1, 2014, the Secretary of 
     Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall 
     submit to the specified congressional committees a report, in 
     both classified and unclassified form, on the current and 
     future military strategy of the Russian Federation (in this 
     section referred to as ``Russia''). The report shall address 
     the development of Russian security strategy and military 
     strategy.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following elements:
       (1) An assessment of the security situation in the 
     independent states of the former Soviet Union.
       (2) The goals and factors shaping Russian security strategy 
     and military strategy.
       (3) An assessment of Russia's security objectives, 
     including objectives that would affect the North Atlantic 
     Treaty Organization, Iran, Syria, the broader Middle East 
     region, and the People's Republic of China.
       (4) Developments in Russian military doctrine and training 
     and trends in military spending and investments.
       (5) An assessment of the United States military-to-military 
     relationship with the Russian Federation armed forces, 
     including the following elements:
       (A) A comprehensive and coordinated strategy for military-
     to-military activities and updates to the strategy.
       (B) A summary of all such military-to-military activities 
     during the one-year period preceding the report, including 
     objectives of the activities and perceived benefits to Russia 
     of those activities.
       (C) A description of military-to-military activities 
     planned for the following 12-month period.
       (D) The Secretary's assessment of the benefits the 
     Department of Defense expects to gain from such military-to-
     military activities, and any risks associated with such 
     activities.
       (E) The Secretary's assessment of how such military-to-
     military activities fit into the larger security relationship 
     between the United States and the Russian Federation.
       (6) A description of Russian military-to-military 
     relationships with the independent states of the former 
     Soviet Union, Iran, and Syria, including the size of 
     associated military attache offices.
       (7) Other military and security developments involving 
     Russia that the Secretary of Defense considers relevant to 
     United States national security.
       (c) Specified Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``specified congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2379. Mr. MARKEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 662. CONSUMER FINANCIAL PRODUCTS PILOT PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--The Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Comptroller) shall carry out a 5-year pilot program to 
     develop innovative consumer financial products that encourage 
     savings and wealth-creation among members of the Armed Forces 
     on active duty.
       (b) Objectives.--Financial products developed under this 
     section may be designed to--
       (1) increase the rate of savings among members of the Armed 
     Forces on active duty by providing automatic deposit into a 
     savings account of special pay and allowances received by 
     such a member, including special pay and allowances received 
     on account of the deployment of the member;
       (2) reduce the need for high-cost short-term lending 
     services by providing alternatives to members of the Armed 
     Forces on active duty, such as financial institutions 
     providing an option for such members to receive advances on 
     their salary payments--
       (A) in a manner that permits such members to receive pay in 
     more frequent installments; and
       (B) under which any interest or fees on such advances--
       (i) does not exceed the rate described in section 987(b) of 
     title 10, United States Code; and
       (ii) adheres to the Affordable Small-Dollar Loan Guidelines 
     of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;
       (3) address obstacles to traditional consumer banking and 
     lending for members of the Armed Forces with limited credit 
     history; and
       (4) otherwise encourage savings and wealth-creation among 
     members of the Armed Forces on active duty.
       (c) No Exacerbation of Credit Overextension.--The pilot 
     program carried out under this section shall be carried out 
     in a manner that does not exacerbate the incidence of credit 
     overextension among members of the Armed Forces.
       (d) Implementation.--
       (1) Selection of military installations.--The Under 
     Secretary shall select at

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     least 10 military installations on which to implement the 
     pilot program.
       (2) Incorporation into operating agreements.--A financial 
     institution seeking to begin operating on a military 
     installation selected by the Under Secretary under paragraph 
     (1), or seeking to renew an agreement to operate on such an 
     installation, shall--
       (A) agree to offer the consumer financial products 
     developed under this section; and
       (B) notify members of the Armed Forces that are customers 
     of the institution about the availability of the consumer 
     financial products developed under this section.
       (e) Consultation.--In developing consumer financial 
     products under this section, the Under Secretary shall 
     consult with Federal banking regulators with expertise in 
     depository institutions, Federal agencies with experience 
     regulating financial products, and consumer and military 
     service organizations with relevant financial expertise.
       (f) Independent Evaluation.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than the date that is 2 years 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually 
     thereafter until the end of the pilot program, the Under 
     Secretary shall contract for an independent evaluation of the 
     pilot program carried out under this section. Such evaluation 
     shall--
       (A) include the degree to which the pilot program succeeded 
     in the goals of increasing usage of savings products, 
     programs, and tools among members of the Armed Forces on 
     active duty; and
       (B) be conducted by a contractor with knowledge of consumer 
     financial products and experience in the evaluation of such 
     products.
       (2) Report.--After each evaluation carried out pursuant to 
     paragraph (1), the Under Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committees on Armed Services and Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs of the Senate and the Committees on Armed Services 
     and Financial Services of the House of Representatives a 
     report containing all findings and conclusions made by the 
     contractor in conducting the evaluation.
       (g) Expansion of Pilot Program.--Notwithstanding subsection 
     (a), the Under Secretary may expand the pilot program, 
     including extending the duration of the program and expanding 
     the program to make it a nationwide program, to the extent 
     determined appropriate by the Under Secretary, if the Under 
     Secretary determines that such expansion is expected to--
       (1) improve the rates of savings among members of the Armed 
     Forces and their families; or
       (2) decrease the need for members of the Armed Forces and 
     their families to rely on payday lenders without exacerbating 
     credit overextension.
       (h) Financial Institution Defined.--In this section, the 
     term ``financial institution'' means an insured depository 
     institution (as defined in section 3(c)(2) of the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813(c)(2))) or a credit 
     union.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2380. Mr. SCHATZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 471, insert after line 24, the following:

     SEC. 2803. DEVELOPMENT OF MASTER PLANS FOR MAJOR MILITARY 
                   INSTALLATIONS.

       Section 2864 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``At a time'' and inserting ``(1) At a 
     time''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2) To address the requirements under paragraph (1), each 
     installation master plan shall include consideration of--
       ``(A) planning for redevelopment and infill development to 
     reduce consumption of undeveloped land on installations;
       ``(B) horizontal and vertical mixed-use development;
       ``(C) the full lifecycle costs of planning decisions; and
       ``(D) capacity planning through the establishment of growth 
     boundaries around cantonment areas to focus development 
     towards the core and preserve range and training space.''.
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``The transportation'' and inserting ``(1) 
     The transportation''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2) To address the requirements under subsection (a) and 
     paragraph (1), each installation master plan shall include 
     consideration of ways to diversify and connect transit 
     systems and increase safety for all road users.'';
       (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
       (4) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(c) Savings Clause.--Nothing in this section shall 
     supersede the requirements of section 2859(a) of this 
     title.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2381. Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. EXTENSION OF LIMITATION ON AGGREGATE ANNUAL AMOUNT 
                   AVAILABLE FOR CONTRACT SERVICES.

       Section 808 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1489) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking ``fiscal year 
     2012 or 2013'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2012, 2013, or 
     2014'';
       (2) in subsection (c)--
       (A) by striking ``during fiscal years 2012 and 2013'' in 
     the matter preceding paragraph (1);
       (B) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and redesignating 
     paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), 
     respectively; and
       (C) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``fiscal years 2012 and 2013'' and inserting ``fiscal years 
     2012, 2013, and 2014''; and
       (3) in subsection (d)(4), by striking ``fiscal year 2012 or 
     2013'' and inserting ``fiscal year 2012, 2013, or 2014''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2382. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2842. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING ESTABLISHMENT OF A 
                   MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF THE SHOOTING AT THE 
                   WASHINGTON NAVY YARD ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2013.

       It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of the Navy 
     should provide an appropriate site at the Washington Navy 
     Yard for a memorial to honor the victims of the shooting at 
     the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013, subject to 
     the conditions that--
       (1) the construction and maintenance of the memorial be 
     paid for with private funds; and
       (2) the Secretary of the Navy retain exclusive authority to 
     approve the design and site of the memorial.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2383. Ms. LANDRIEU submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. AUTHORIZATION AND BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF MAJOR 
                   MEDICAL FACILITY LEASES.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
     carry out the following major medical facility leases at the 
     locations specified, and in an amount for each lease not to 
     exceed the amount shown for such location (not including any 
     estimated cancellation costs):
       (1) For a clinical research and pharmacy coordinating 
     center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, an amount not to exceed 
     $9,560,000.
       (2) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Brick, New 
     Jersey, an amount not to exceed $7,280,000.
       (3) For a new primary care and dental clinic annex, 
     Charleston, South Carolina, an amount not to exceed 
     $7,070,250.
       (4) For the Cobb County community-based Outpatient Clinic, 
     Cobb County, Georgia, an amount not to exceed $6,409,000.
       (5) For the Leeward Outpatient Healthcare Access Center, 
     Honolulu, Hawaii, including a co-located clinic with the 
     Department of Defense and the co-location of the Honolulu 
     Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration and 
     the Kapolei Vet Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 
     an amount not to exceed $15,887,370.
       (6) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Johnson 
     County, Kansas, an amount not to exceed $2,263,000.
       (7) For a replacement community-based outpatient clinic, 
     Lafayette, Louisiana, an amount not to exceed $2,996,000.
       (8) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Lake Charles, 
     Louisiana, an amount not to exceed $2,626,000.
       (9) For outpatient clinic consolidation, New Port Richey, 
     Florida, an amount not to exceed $11,927,000.
       (10) For an outpatient clinic, Ponce, Puerto Rico, an 
     amount not to exceed $11,535,000.
       (11) For lease consolidation, San Antonio, Texas, an amount 
     not to exceed $19,426,000.

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       (12) For a community-based outpatient clinic, San Diego, 
     California, an amount not to exceed $11,946,100.
       (13) For an outpatient clinic, Tyler, Texas, an amount not 
     to exceed $4,327,000.
       (14) For the Errera Community Care Center, West Haven, 
     Connecticut, an amount not to exceed $4,883,000.
       (15) For the Worcester community-based Outpatient Clinic, 
     Worcester, Massachusetts, an amount not to exceed $4,855,000.
       (16) For the expansion of a community-based outpatient 
     clinic, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, an amount not to exceed 
     $4,232,060.
       (17) For a multispecialty clinic, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 
     an amount not to exceed $7,069,000.
       (18) For the expansion of a community-based outpatient 
     clinic, Chico, California, an amount not to exceed 
     $4,534,000.
       (19) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Chula Vista, 
     California, an amount not to exceed $3,714,000.
       (20) For a new research lease, Hines, Illinois, an amount 
     not to exceed $22,032,000.
       (21) For a replacement research lease, Houston, Texas, an 
     amount not to exceed $6,142,000.
       (22) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Lincoln, 
     Nebraska, an amount not to exceed $7,178,400.
       (23) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Lubbock, 
     Texas, an amount not to exceed $8,554,000.
       (24) For a community-based outpatient clinic consolidation, 
     Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an amount not to exceed 
     $8,022,000.
       (25) For a community-based outpatient clinic, Phoenix, 
     Arizona, an amount not to exceed $20,757,000.
       (26) For the expansion of a community-based outpatient 
     clinic, Redding, California, an amount not to exceed 
     $8,154,000.
       (27) For the expansion of a community-based outpatient 
     clinic, Tulsa, Oklahoma, an amount not to exceed $13,269,200.
       (b) Budgetary Treatment of Department of Veterans Affairs 
     Major Medical Facilities Leases.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (A) Title 31, United States Code, requires the Department 
     of Veterans Affairs to record the full cost of its 
     contractual obligation against funds available at the time a 
     contract is executed.
       (B) Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11 provides 
     guidance to agencies in meeting the statutory requirements 
     under title 31, United States Code, with respect to leases.
       (C) For operating leases, Office of Management and Budget 
     Circular A-11 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
     record up-front budget authority in an ``amount equal to 
     total payments under the full term of the lease or [an] 
     amount sufficient to cover first year lease payments plus 
     cancellation costs''.
       (2) Requirement for obligation of full cost.--Subject to 
     the availability of appropriations provided in advance, in 
     exercising the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
     to enter into leases under subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall record, pursuant to section 1501 of title 31, United 
     States Code, as the full cost of the contractual obligation 
     at the time a contract is executed, either--
       (A) an amount equal to total payments under the full term 
     of the lease; or
       (B) if the lease specifies payments to be made in the event 
     the lease is terminated before the full term of the lease, an 
     amount sufficient to cover the first year lease payments plus 
     the specified cancellation costs.
       (3) Transparency.--
       (A) Compliance.--Subsection (b) of section 8104 of title 
     38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new paragraph:
       ``(7) In the case of a prospectus proposing funding for a 
     major medical facility lease, a detailed analysis of how the 
     lease is expected to comply with Office of Management and 
     Budget Circular A-11 and section 1341 of title 31 (commonly 
     referred to as the `Anti-Deficiency Act'). Any such analysis 
     shall include the following:
       ``(A) An analysis of the classification of the lease as a 
     `lease-purchase', `capital lease', or `operating lease' as 
     those terms are defined in Office of Management and Budget 
     Circular A-11.
       ``(B) An analysis of the obligation of budgetary resources 
     associated with the lease.
       ``(C) An analysis of the methodology used in determining 
     the asset cost, fair market value, and cancellation costs of 
     the lease.''.
       (B) Submittal to congress.--Such section 8104 is further 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(h)(1) Not later than 30 days before entering into a 
     major medical facility lease, the Secretary shall submit to 
     the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives--
       ``(A) notice of the intention of the Secretary to enter 
     into the lease;
       ``(B) a copy of the proposed lease;
       ``(C) a description and analysis of any differences between 
     the prospectus submitted pursuant to subsection (b) and the 
     proposed lease; and
       ``(D) a scoring analysis demonstrating that the proposed 
     lease fully complies with Office of Management and Budget 
     Circular A-11.
       ``(2) Each committee described in paragraph (1) shall 
     ensure that any information submitted to the committee under 
     such paragraph is treated by the committee with the same 
     level of confidentiality as is required of the Secretary by 
     law and subject to the same statutory penalties for 
     unauthorized disclosure or use to which the Secretary is 
     subject.
       ``(3) Not later than 30 days after entering into a major 
     medical facility lease, the Secretary shall submit to each 
     committee described in paragraph (1) a report on any material 
     differences between the lease that was entered into and the 
     proposed lease described under such paragraph, including how 
     the lease that was entered into changes the previously 
     submitted scoring analysis described in subparagraph (D) of 
     such paragraph.''.
       (4) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection, or 
     the amendments made by this subsection, shall be construed to 
     relieve the Department of Veterans Affairs from any statutory 
     or regulatory obligations or requirements existing prior to 
     the date of the enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2384. Mr. CORNYN (for himself, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Warner, 
Mr. Wicker, Mr. Brown, Mr. Moran, and Mr. Rubio) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of division A, add the following:

                       TITLE XVI--MILITARY VOTING

     SEC. 1601. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Safeguarding Elections for 
     our Nation's Troops through Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) 
     Act''.

 Subtitle A--Amendments Related to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens 
                          Absentee Voting Act

     SEC. 1611. PRE-ELECTION REPORTING REQUIREMENT ON TRANSMISSION 
                   OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (c) of section 102 of the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff-1(c)) is amended by striking ``Not later than 
     90 days'' and inserting the following:
       ``(1) Pre-election report on absentee ballots 
     transmitted.--
       ``(A) In general.--Not later than 43 days before any 
     election for Federal office held in a State, the chief State 
     election official of such State shall submit a report to the 
     Attorney General and the Presidential Designee, and make that 
     report publicly available that same day, confirming--
       ``(i) the number of absentee ballots validly requested by 
     absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters whose 
     requests were received by the 46th day before the election, 
     and
       ``(ii) whether those ballots were timely transmitted.
       ``(B) Matters to be included.--The report under 
     subparagraph (A) shall include the following information:
       ``(i) Specific information about ballot transmission, 
     including the total numbers of ballot requests received from 
     such voters and ballots transmitted to such voters by the 
     46th day before the election from each unit of local 
     government that will administer the election.
       ``(ii) If the chief State election official has incomplete 
     information on any items required to be included in the 
     report, an explanation of what information is incomplete 
     information and efforts made to acquire such information.
       ``(C) Requirement to supplement incomplete information.--If 
     the report under subparagraph (A) has incomplete information 
     on any items required to be included in the report, the chief 
     State election official shall make all reasonable efforts to 
     expeditiously supplement the report with complete 
     information.
       ``(D) Format.--The report under subparagraph (A) shall be 
     in a format prescribed by the Attorney General in 
     consultation with the chief State election officials of each 
     State.
       ``(2) Post election report on number of absentee ballots 
     transmitted and received.--Not later than 90 days''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--The heading for subsection (c) 
     of section 102 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-1(c)) is amended 
     by striking ``Report on Number of Absentee Ballots 
     Transmitted and Received'' and inserting ``Reports on 
     Absentee Ballots''.

     SEC. 1612. TRANSMISSION REQUIREMENTS; REPEAL OF WAIVER 
                   PROVISION.

       (a) In General.--Paragraph (8) of section 102(a) of the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff-1(a)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(8) transmit a validly requested absentee ballot to an 
     absent uniformed services voter or overseas voter by the date 
     and in the manner determined under subsection (g);''.
       (b) Ballot Transmission Requirements and Repeal of Waiver 
     Provision.--Subsection (g) of section 102 of such Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff-1(g)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(g) Ballot Transmission Requirements.--
       ``(1) In general.--For purposes of subsection (a)(8), in 
     the case in which a valid request for an absentee ballot is 
     received at

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     least 46 days before an election for Federal office, the 
     following rules shall apply:
       ``(A) Transmission deadline.--The State shall transmit the 
     absentee ballot not later than 46 days before the election.
       ``(B) Special rules in case of failure to transmit on 
     time.--
       ``(i) In general.--If the State fails to transmit any 
     absentee ballot by the 46th day before the election as 
     required by subparagraph (A) and the absent uniformed 
     services voter or overseas voter did not request electronic 
     ballot transmission pursuant to subsection (f), the State 
     shall transmit such ballot by express delivery.
       ``(ii) Extended failure.--If the State fails to transmit 
     any absentee ballot by the 41st day before the election, in 
     addition to transmitting the ballot as provided in clause 
     (i), the State shall--

       ``(I) in the case of absentee ballots requested by absent 
     uniformed services voters with respect to regularly scheduled 
     general elections, notify such voters of the procedures 
     established under section 103A for the collection and 
     delivery of marked absentee ballots; and
       ``(II) in any other case, provide for the return of such 
     ballot by express delivery.

       ``(iii) Cost of express delivery.--In any case in which 
     express delivery is required under this subparagraph, the 
     cost of such express delivery--

       ``(I) shall not be paid by the voter, and
       ``(II) may be required by the State to be paid by a local 
     jurisdiction if the State determines that election officials 
     in such jurisdiction are responsible for the failure to 
     transmit the ballot by any date required under this 
     paragraph.

       ``(iv) Enforcement.--A State's compliance with this 
     subparagraph does not bar the Attorney General from seeking 
     additional remedies necessary to effectuate the purposes of 
     this Act.
       ``(2) Requests received after 46th day before election.--
     For purposes of subsection (a)(8), in the case in which a 
     valid request for an absentee ballot is received less than 46 
     days but not less than 30 days before an election for Federal 
     office, the State shall transmit the absentee ballot not 
     later than 3 business days after such request is received.''.

     SEC. 1613. TECHNICAL CLARIFICATIONS TO CONFORM TO 2009 MOVE 
                   ACT AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN 
                   ABSENTEE BALLOT.

       (a) In General.--Section 102(a)(3) of the Uniformed and 
     Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) 42 U.S.C. 1973ff-
     1(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``general elections'' and 
     inserting ``general, special, primary, and runoff 
     elections''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 103 of such Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff-2) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)(2)(B), by striking ``general'', and
       (2) in the heading thereof, by striking ``GENERAL''.

     SEC. 1614. TREATMENT OF BALLOT REQUESTS.

       (a) Application of Prohibition of Refusal of Applications 
     on Grounds of Early Submission to Overseas Voters.--Section 
     104 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-3) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``or overseas voter'' after ``submitted by 
     an absent uniformed services voter''; and
       (2) by striking ``members of the uniformed services'' and 
     inserting ``absent uniformed services voters or overseas 
     voters''.
       (b) Use of Single Application for Subsequent Elections.--
       (1) In general.--Section 104 of the Uniformed and Overseas 
     Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-3) is 
     amended--
       (A) by striking ``A State'' and inserting the following:
       ``(a) Prohibition of Refusal of Applications on Grounds of 
     Early Submission.--A State'', and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new subsections:
       ``(b) Application Treated as Valid for Subsequent 
     Elections.--
       ``(1) In general.--If a State accepts and processes a 
     request for an absentee ballot by an absent uniformed 
     services voter or overseas voter and the voter requests that 
     the application be considered an application for an absentee 
     ballot for each subsequent election for Federal office held 
     in the State through the next regularly scheduled general 
     election for Federal office (including any runoff elections 
     which may occur as a result of the outcome of such general 
     election) and any special elections for Federal office held 
     in the State through the calendar year following such general 
     election, the State shall provide an absentee ballot to the 
     voter for each such subsequent election.
       ``(2) Exceptions.--Paragraph (1) shall not apply with 
     respect to either of the following:
       ``(A) Voters changing registration.--A voter removed from 
     the list of official eligible voters in accordance with 
     subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 8(a)(3) of the 
     National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg-
     6(a)).
       ``(B) Undeliverable ballots.--A voter whose ballot is 
     returned by mail to the State or local election officials as 
     undeliverable or, in the case of a ballot delivered 
     electronically, if the email sent to the voter was 
     undeliverable or rejected due to an invalid email address.''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--The heading of section 104 of 
     such Act is amended by striking ``PROHIBITION OF REFUSAL OF 
     APPLICATIONS ON GROUNDS OF EARLY SUBMISSION'' and inserting 
     ``TREATMENT OF BALLOT REQUESTS''.
       (3) Revision to postcard form.--
       (A) In general.--The Presidential designee shall ensure 
     that the official postcard form prescribed under section 
     101(b)(2) of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee 
     Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff(b)(2)) enables a voter using the 
     form to--
       (i) request an absentee ballot for each election for 
     Federal office held in a State through the next regularly 
     scheduled general election for Federal office (including any 
     runoff elections which may occur as a result of the outcome 
     of such general election) and any special elections for 
     Federal office held in the State through the calendar year 
     following such general election; or
       (ii) request an absentee ballot for a specific election or 
     elections for Federal office held in a State during the 
     period described in paragraph (1).
       (B) Presidential designee.--For purposes of this paragraph, 
     the term ``Presidential designee'' means the individual 
     designated under section 101(a) of the Uniformed and Overseas 
     Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff(a)).

     SEC. 1615. APPLICABILITY TO COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN 
                   MARIANA ISLANDS.

       Paragraph (6) and (8) of section 107 of the Uniformed and 
     Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-6(6)) 
     are each amended by striking ``and American Samoa'' and 
     inserting ``American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the 
     Northern Mariana Islands''.

     SEC. 1616. BIENNIAL REPORT ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ACTIVITIES 
                   OF THE FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND 
                   COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEW.

       (a) In General.--Section 105A(b) of the Uniformed and 
     Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-
     4a(b)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``March 31 of each year'' and inserting 
     ``June 30 of each odd-numbered year''; and
       (B) by striking ``the following information'' and inserting 
     ``the following information with respect to the Federal 
     elections held during the 2 preceding calendar years'';
       (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``separate assessment'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``separate assessment and 
     statistical analysis''; and
       (3) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``section 1566a'' in the matter preceding 
     subparagraph (A) and inserting ``sections 1566a and 1566b'';
       (B) by striking ``such section'' each place it appears in 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B) and inserting ``such sections''; 
     and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:
       ``(C) The number of completed official postcard forms 
     prescribed under section 101(b)(2) that were completed by 
     absent uniformed services members and accepted and 
     transmitted.
       ``(D) The number of absent uniformed services members who 
     declined to register to vote under such sections.''.
       (b) Comptroller General Reviews.--Section 105A of the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff-4a) is amended by redesignating subsection (c) 
     as subsection (d) and by inserting after subsection (b) the 
     following new subsection:
       ``(c) Comptroller General Reviews.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Review.--The Comptroller General shall conduct a 
     review of any reports submitted by the Presidential designee 
     under subsection (b) with respect to elections occurring in 
     calendar years 2014 through 2020.
       ``(B) Report.--Not later than 180 days after a report is 
     submitted by the Presidential designee under subsection (b), 
     the Comptroller General shall submit to the relevant 
     committees of Congress a report containing the results of the 
     review conducted under subparagraph (A).
       ``(2) Matters reviewed.--A review conducted under paragraph 
     (1) shall assess--
       ``(A) the methodology used by the Presidential designee to 
     prepare the report and to develop the data presented in the 
     report, including the approach for designing, implementing, 
     and analyzing the results of any surveys,
       ``(B) the effectiveness of any voting assistance covered in 
     the report provided under subsection (b) and provided by the 
     Presidential designee to absent overseas uniformed services 
     voters and overseas voters who are not members of the 
     uniformed services, including an assessment of--
       ``(i) any steps taken toward improving the implementation 
     of such voting assistance; and
       ``(ii) the extent of collaboration between the Presidential 
     designee and the States in providing such voting assistance; 
     and
       ``(C) any other information the Comptroller General 
     considers relevant to the review.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Section 101(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff(b)) is 
     amended--
       (A) by striking paragraph (6); and
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (11) as 
     paragraphs (6) through (10), respectively.
       (2) Section 102(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-1(a)) is 
     amended--
       (A) in paragraph (5), by striking ``101(b)(7)'' and 
     inserting ``101(b)(6)''; and

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       (B) in paragraph (11), by striking ``101(b)(11)'' and 
     inserting ``101(b)(10)''.
       (3) Section 105A(b) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-4a(b)) is 
     amended--
       (A) by striking ``Annual Report'' in the subsection heading 
     and inserting ``Biennial Report''; and
       (B) by striking ``In the case of'' in paragraph (3) and all 
     that follows through ``a description'' and inserting ``A 
     description''.

     SEC. 1617. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       The amendments made by this subtitle shall apply with 
     respect to the regularly scheduled general election for 
     Federal office held in November 2014 and each succeeding 
     election for Federal office.

   Subtitle B--Provision of Voter Assistance to Members of the Armed 
                                 Forces

     SEC. 1621. PROVISION OF ANNUAL VOTER ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Annual Voter Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 80 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 1566a the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 1556b. Annual voter assistance

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall carry out 
     the following activities:
       ``(1) In coordination with the Secretary of each military 
     department--
       ``(A) affirmatively offer, on an annual basis, each member 
     of the armed forces on active duty (other than active duty 
     for training) the opportunity, through the online system 
     developed under paragraph (2), to--
       ``(i) register to vote in an election for Federal office;
       ``(ii) update the member's voter registration information; 
     or
       ``(iii) request an absentee ballot;
       ``(B) provide services to such members for the purpose of 
     carrying out the activities in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) 
     of subparagraph (A); and
       ``(C) require any such member who declines the offer for 
     voter assistance under subparagraph (A) to indicate and 
     record that decision.
       ``(2) Implement an online system that, to the extent 
     practicable, is integrated with the existing systems of each 
     of the military departments and that--
       ``(A) provides an electronic means for carrying out the 
     requirements of paragraph (1);
       ``(B) in the case of an individual registering to vote in a 
     State that accepts electronic voter registration and operates 
     its own electronic voter registration system using a form 
     that meets the requirements for mail voter registration forms 
     under section 9(b) of the National Voter Registration Act of 
     1993 (42 U.S.C. 1973gg-7(b)), directs such individual to that 
     system; and
       ``(C) in the case of an individual using the official 
     postcard form prescribed under section 101(b)(2) of the 
     Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1973ff(b)(2)) to register to vote and request an 
     absentee ballot--
       ``(i) pre-populates such official postcard form with the 
     personal information of such individual, and
       ``(ii)(I) produces the pre-populated form and a pre-
     addressed envelope for use in transmitting such official 
     postcard form; or
       ``(II) transmits the completed official postcard form 
     electronically to the appropriate State or local election 
     officials.
       ``(3) Implement a system (either independently or in 
     conjunction with the online system under paragraph (2)) by 
     which any change of address by a member of the armed forces 
     on active duty who is undergoing a permanent change of 
     station, deploying overseas for at least six months, or 
     returning from an overseas deployment of at least six months 
     automatically triggers a notification via electronic means to 
     such member that--
       ``(A) indicates that such member's voter registration or 
     absentee mailing address should be updated with the 
     appropriate State or local election officials; and
       ``(B) includes instructions on how to update such voter 
     registration using the online system developed under 
     paragraph (2).
       ``(b) Data Collection.--The online system developed under 
     subsection (a)(2) shall collect and store all data required 
     to meet the reporting requirements of section 1621(b) of the 
     Safeguarding Elections for our Nation's Troops through 
     Reforms and Improvements (SENTRI) Act and section 105A(b)(2) 
     of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1973ff-4a(b)(2)) in a manner that complies with 
     section 552a of title 5, United States Code, (commonly known 
     as the Privacy Act of 1974) and imposes no new record 
     management burden on any military unit or military 
     installation.
       ``(c) Timing of Voter Assistance.--To the extent 
     practicable, the voter assistance under subsection (a)(1) 
     shall be offered as a part of each service member's annual 
     training.
       ``(d) Regulations.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     the enactment of this section, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     prescribe regulations implementing the requirements of 
     subsection (a). Such regulations shall include procedures to 
     inform those members of the armed forces on active duty 
     (other than active duty for training) experiencing a change 
     of address about the benefits of this section and the 
     timeframe for requesting an absentee ballot to ensure 
     sufficient time for State delivery of the ballot.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 80 of such title is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 1566a the following new 
     item:

``1556b. Annual voter assistance.''.
       (b) Report on Status of Implementation.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit to the relevant committees of Congress a report on the 
     status of the implementation of the requirements of section 
     1566b of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection 
     (a)(1).
       (2) Elements.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
     include--
       (A) a detailed description of any specific steps already 
     taken towards the implementation of the requirements of such 
     section 1566b;
       (B) a detailed plan for the implementation of such 
     requirements, including milestones and deadlines for the 
     completion of such implementation;
       (C) the costs expected to be incurred in the implementation 
     of such requirements;
       (D) a description of how the annual voting assistance and 
     system under subsection (a)(3) of such section will be 
     integrated with applicable Department of Defense personnel 
     databases that track military service members' address 
     changes;
       (E) an estimate of how long it will take an average member 
     to complete the voter assistance process required under 
     subsection (a)(1) of such section;
       (F) an explanation of how the Secretary of Defense will 
     collect reliable data on the utilization of the online system 
     under subsection (a)(2) of such section; and
       (G) a summary of any objections, concerns, or comments made 
     by State or local election officials regarding the 
     implementation of such section.
       (3) Relevant committees of congress defined.--In this 
     subsection, the term ``relevant committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (A) the Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and 
     Rules and Administration of the Senate; and
       (B) the Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and 
     House Administration of the House of Representatives.

                 Subtitle C--Electronic Voting Systems

     SEC. 1631. REPEAL OF ELECTRONIC VOTING DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

       Section 1604 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2002 (42 U.S.C. 1973ff note) is repealed.

            Subtitle D--Residency of Military Family Members

     SEC. 1641. EXTENDING GUARANTEE OF RESIDENCY FOR VOTING 
                   PURPOSES TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF ABSENT MILITARY 
                   PERSONNEL.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (b) of section 705 of the 
     Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. App. 595) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``a person who is absent from a State 
     because the person is accompanying the persons's spouse who 
     is absent from that same State in compliance with military or 
     naval orders shall not, solely by reason of that absence'' 
     and inserting ``a dependent of a person who is absent from a 
     State in compliance with military orders shall not, solely by 
     reason of absence, whether or not accompanying that person''; 
     and
       (2) in the heading by striking ``Spouses'' and inserting 
     ``Dependents''.
       (b) Conforming Amendment.--The heading of section 705 of 
     such Act (50 U.S.C. App 595) is amended by striking 
     ``SPOUSES'' and inserting ``DEPENDENTS''.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply with respect to absences from States described in 
     section 705(b) of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 
     U.S.C. App. 595(b)), as amended by subsection (a), after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, regardless of the date of 
     the military orders concerned.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2385. Mr. SESSIONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 401, strike line 14 and all that follows 
     through page 409, line 15, and insert the following:

     SEC. 1218. TERMINATION OF THE AFGHAN ALLIES PROTECTION ACT OF 
                   2009.

       The Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 (8 U.S.C. 1101 
     note; title VI of division F of Public Law 111-8) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:

     ``SEC. 603. SUNSET.

       ``This title shall be repealed on the earlier of--
       ``(1) 90 days after the date on which the United States 
     enters into a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan; 
     or
       ``(2) September 30, 2014.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2386. Mr. SESSIONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1220. CONSULTATION ON BILATERAL SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH 
                   AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Consultations Required.--If, on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, a bilateral security agreement between 
     the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of 
     Afghanistan has not been entered into and negotiations 
     between the two governments continue, the President shall 
     consult periodically with the appropriate committees of 
     Congress on the status of those negotiations. Such 
     consultations shall include a briefing summarizing the 
     purpose, objectives, and key issues relating to the 
     agreement.
       (b) Availability of Agreement Text.--Before entering into 
     any bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan, the 
     President shall make available to the appropriate committees 
     of Congress the text of such agreement.
       (c) Termination of Consultations.--The requirements of this 
     section shall terminate on the date on which the United 
     States and Afghanistan enter into a bilateral security 
     agreement or the President notifies Congress that 
     negotiations on such an agreement have been terminated.
       (d) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Relations of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2387. Mr. SESSIONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       Strike section 1217.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2388. Mr. WYDEN (for himself, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Ms. Mikulski, 
Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Markey, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Begich) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REGARDING 
                   SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE FOREIGN 
                   INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT OF 1978.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) FISA court.--The term ``FISA Court'' means a court 
     established under section 103 of the Foreign Intelligence 
     Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1803).
       (2) Intelligence community.--The term ``intelligence 
     community'' has the meaning given that term in section 3(4) 
     of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4)).
       (b) Requirement to Disclose.--
       (1) In general.--If a FISA Court issues a decision that 
     determines that surveillance activities conducted by the 
     Government of the United States have violated the laws or 
     Constitution of the United States, the Attorney General shall 
     publicly disclose the decision in a manner consistent with 
     the protection of the national security of the United States.
       (2) Disclosure described.--For each disclosure required by 
     paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall make available to 
     the public documents sufficient to identify with 
     particularity the statutory or constitutional provision that 
     was determined to have been violated.
       (3) Documents described.--The Attorney General shall 
     satisfy the disclosure requirements in paragraph (2) by--
       (A) releasing a FISA Court decision in its entirety or as 
     redacted; or
       (B) releasing a summary of a FISA Court decision.
       (4) Extensive disclosure.--The Attorney General shall 
     release as much information regarding the facts and analysis 
     contained in a decision described in paragraph (1) or 
     documents described in paragraph (3) as is consistent with 
     legitimate national security concerns.
       (5) Timing of disclosure.--A decision that is required to 
     be disclosed under paragraph (1) shall be disclosed not later 
     than 60 days after the decision is issued.
       (c) Director of National Intelligence Disclosures to 
     Congress and the Public.--
       (1) Requirement for disclosures to congress.--Not later 
     than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Director of National Intelligence shall provide to Congress, 
     in writing, the following information:
       (A) Whether the National Security Agency or any other 
     element of the intelligence community has ever collected the 
     cell-site location information of a large number of United 
     States persons with no known connection to suspicious 
     activity, or made plans to collect such information.
       (B) A description of the type and amount of evidence the 
     Director of National Intelligence believes is required to 
     permit the collection of cell-site location information of 
     United States persons for intelligence purposes.
       (C) Whether the National Security Agency or any other 
     element of the intelligence community has ever conducted a 
     warrantless search of a collection of communications 
     collected under section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence 
     Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1881a) in an effort to 
     find the communications of a particular United States person 
     (other than a corporation).
       (D) If the National Security Agency or any other element of 
     the intelligence community has conducted a search described 
     in subparagraph (C), the number of such searches that have 
     been conducted or an estimate of such number if it is not 
     possible to provide a precise count.
       (E) A specific description of when the United States 
     Government first began relying on authorities under the 
     Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1801 
     et seq.) to justify the collection of records pertaining to 
     large numbers of United States persons with no known 
     connection to suspicious activity.
       (F) Whether representations made to the Supreme Court of 
     the United States by the Department of Justice in the case of 
     Clapper v. Amnesty International USA accurately described the 
     use of authorities under the Foreign Intelligence 
     Surveillance Act of 1978 by the United States Government, and 
     if any representations were inaccurate, which representations 
     were inaccurate and how such representations have been 
     corrected.
       (G) A listing of FISA Court opinions that identified 
     violations of the law, the Constitution, or FISA Court orders 
     with regard to collection carried out pursuant to section 
     402, 501, or 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 
     of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1842, 1861, and 1881a) and a description 
     of the violations identified by a FISA Court.
       (2) Form of disclosures.--
       (A) Disclosures to the public.--The written submission 
     required by paragraph (1) shall be made available to the 
     public not later than 15 days after the date it is submitted 
     to Congress.
       (B) Redactions.--If the Director of National Intelligence 
     believes that public disclosure of information in the written 
     submission required by paragraph (1) could cause significant 
     harm to national security, the Director may redact such 
     information from the version made available to the public.
       (C) Submission to congress.--If the Director redacts 
     information under subparagraph (B), not later than 30 days 
     after the date the written submission required by paragraph 
     (1) is made available to the public under subparagraph (A), 
     the Director shall submit to the Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee 
     on Intelligence of the House of Representatives a statement 
     explaining the specific harm to national security that the 
     disclosure of such information could cause.
       (d) Assessment of Economic Impact of Surveillance 
     Activities.--
       (1) Requirement for assessment.--The Comptroller General of 
     the United States, in consultation with the United States 
     International Trade Commission, shall conduct an assessment 
     of the economic impact of bulk collection programs conducted 
     under title IV and title V of the Foreign Intelligence 
     Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.), as 
     modified by the USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56; 115 Stat. 
     272), and of surveillance programs conducted under section 
     702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 
     U.S.C. 1881a), in light of the fact that such programs are 
     now public.
       (2) Evaluation.--The assessment required by paragraph (1) 
     shall include an evaluation of the impact of these 
     disclosures on United States communication service providers' 
     ability to compete in foreign markets.
       (3) Submission to congress.--Not later than 270 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller 
     General shall submit to Congress the findings of the 
     assessment required by paragraph (1).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2389. Mrs. SHAHEEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end, add the following:

   DIVISION E--FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION REFORM ACT

     SEC. 5001. SHORT TITLE.

       This division may be cited as the ``Federal Information 
     Technology Acquisition Reform Act''.

     SEC. 5002. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

       The table of contents for this division is as follows:

Sec. 5001. Short title.
Sec. 5002. Table of contents.
Sec. 5003. Definitions.

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     TITLE LI--MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITHIN FEDERAL 
                               GOVERNMENT

Sec. 5101. Increased authority of agency Chief Information Officers 
              over information technology.
Sec. 5102. Lead coordination role of Chief Information Officers 
              Council.
Sec. 5103. Reports by Government Accountability Office.

    TITLE LII--ELIMINATION OF DUPLICATION AND WASTE IN INFORMATION 
                         TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION

Sec. 5201. Inventory of information technology assets.
Sec. 5202. Website consolidation and transparency.
Sec. 5203. Transition to the cloud.
Sec. 5204. Elimination of unnecessary duplication of contracts by 
              requiring business case analysis.

   TITLE LIII--STRENGTHENING AND STREAMLINING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                    ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

   Subtitle A--Strengthening and Streamlining IT Program Management 
                               Practices

Sec. 5301. Establishment of Federal infrastructure and common 
              application collaboration center.
Sec. 5302. Designation of Assisted Acquisition Centers of Excellence.

           Subtitle B--Strengthening IT Acquisition Workforce

Sec. 5311. Expansion of training and use of information technology 
              acquisition cadres.
Sec. 5312. Plan on strengthening program and project management 
              performance.
Sec. 5313. Personnel awards for excellence in the acquisition of 
              information systems and information technology.

                     TITLE LIV--ADDITIONAL REFORMS

Sec. 5401. Maximizing the benefit of the Federal Strategic Sourcing 
              Initiative.
Sec. 5402. Promoting transparency of blanket purchase agreements.
Sec. 5403. Additional source selection technique in solicitations.
Sec. 5404. Enhanced transparency in information technology investments.
Sec. 5405. Enhanced communication between Government and industry.
Sec. 5406. Clarification of current law with respect to technology 
              neutrality in acquisition of software.

     SEC. 5003. DEFINITIONS.

       In this division:
       (1) Chief acquisition officers council.--The term ``Chief 
     Acquisition Officers Council'' means the Chief Acquisition 
     Officers Council established by section 1311(a) of title 41, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Chief information officer.--The term ``Chief 
     Information Officer'' means a Chief Information Officer (as 
     designated under section 3506(a)(2) of title 44, United 
     States Code) of an agency listed in section 901(b) of title 
     31, United States Code.
       (3) Chief information officers council.--The term ``Chief 
     Information Officers Council'' or ``CIO Council'' means the 
     Chief Information Officers Council established by section 
     3603(a) of title 44, United States Code.
       (4) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of 
     the Office of Management and Budget.
       (5) Federal agency.--The term ``Federal agency'' means each 
     agency listed in section 901(b) of title 31, United States 
     Code.
       (6) Federal chief information officer.--The term ``Federal 
     Chief Information Officer'' means the Administrator of the 
     Office of Electronic Government established under section 
     3602 of title 44, United States Code.
       (7) Information technology or it.--The term ``information 
     technology'' or ``IT'' has the meaning provided in section 
     11101(6) of title 40, United States Code.
       (8) Relevant congressional committees.--The term ``relevant 
     congressional committees'' means each of the following:
       (A) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (B) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.

     TITLE LI--MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WITHIN FEDERAL 
                               GOVERNMENT

     SEC. 5101. INCREASED AUTHORITY OF AGENCY CHIEF INFORMATION 
                   OFFICERS OVER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Presidential Appointment of CIOs of Certain Agencies.--
       (1) In general.--Section 11315 of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by redesignating subsection (a) as subsection (e) and 
     moving such subsection to the end of the section; and
       (B) by inserting before subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection (a):
       ``(a) Presidential Appointment or Designation of Certain 
     Chief Information Officers.--
       ``(1) In general.--There shall be within each agency listed 
     in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, other than the Department 
     of Defense, an agency Chief Information Officer. Each agency 
     Chief Information Officer shall--
       ``(A)(i) be appointed by the President; or
       ``(ii) be designated by the President, in consultation with 
     the head of the agency; and
       ``(B) be appointed or designated, as applicable, from among 
     individuals who possess demonstrated ability in general 
     management of, and knowledge of and extensive practical 
     experience in, information technology management practices in 
     large governmental or business entities.
       ``(2) Responsibilities.--An agency Chief Information 
     Officer appointed or designated under this section shall 
     report directly to the head of the agency and carry out, on a 
     full-time basis, responsibilities as set forth in this 
     section and in section 3506(a) of title 44 for Chief 
     Information Officers designated under paragraph (2) of such 
     section.''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 3506(a)(2)(A) of title 
     44, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ``each 
     agency'' the following: ``, other than an agency with a 
     Presidentially appointed or designated Chief Information 
     Officer as provided in section 11315(a)(1) of title 40,''.
       (b) Authority Relating to Budget and Personnel.--Section 
     11315 of title 40, United States Code, is further amended by 
     inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection:
       ``(d) Additional Authorities for Certain CIOs.--
       ``(1) Budget-related authority.--
       ``(A) Planning.--The head of each agency listed in section 
     901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other than the Department 
     of Defense, shall ensure that the Chief Information Officer 
     of the agency has the authority to participate in decisions 
     regarding the budget planning process related to information 
     technology or programs that include significant information 
     technology components.
       ``(B) Allocation.--Amounts appropriated for any agency 
     listed in section 901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other 
     than the Department of Defense, for any fiscal year that are 
     available for information technology shall be allocated 
     within the agency, consistent with the provisions of 
     appropriations Acts and budget guidelines and recommendations 
     from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in 
     such manner as may be specified by, or approved by, the Chief 
     Information Officer of the agency in consultation with the 
     Chief Financial Officer of the agency and budget officials.
       ``(2) Personnel-related authority.--The head of each agency 
     listed in section 901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other 
     than the Department of Defense, shall ensure that the Chief 
     Information Officer of the agency has the authority necessary 
     to approve the hiring of personnel who will have information 
     technology responsibilities within the agency and to require 
     that such personnel have the obligation to report to the 
     Chief Information Officer in a manner considered sufficient 
     by the Chief Information Officer.''.
       (c) Single Chief Information Officer in Each Agency.--
       (1) Requirement.--Section 3506(a)(3) of title 44, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(3)''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(B) Each agency shall have only one individual with the 
     title and designation of `Chief Information Officer'. Any 
     bureau, office, or subordinate organization within the agency 
     may designate one individual with the title `Deputy Chief 
     Information Officer', `Associate Chief Information Officer', 
     or `Assistant Chief Information Officer'.''.
       (2) Effective date.--Section 3506(a)(3)(B) of title 44, 
     United States Code, as added by paragraph (1), shall take 
     effect as of October 1, 2014. Any individual serving in a 
     position affected by such section before such date may 
     continue in that position if the requirements of such section 
     are fulfilled with respect to that individual.

     SEC. 5102. LEAD COORDINATION ROLE OF CHIEF INFORMATION 
                   OFFICERS COUNCIL.

       (a) Lead Coordination Role.--Subsection (d) of section 3603 
     of title 44, United States Code, is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(d) Lead Interagency Forum.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Council is designated the lead 
     interagency forum for improving agency coordination of 
     practices related to the design, development, modernization, 
     use, operation, sharing, performance, and review of Federal 
     Government information resources investment. As the lead 
     interagency forum, the Council shall develop cross-agency 
     portfolio management practices to allow and encourage the 
     development of cross-agency shared services and shared 
     platforms. The Council shall also issue guidelines and 
     practices for infrastructure and common information 
     technology applications, including expansion of the Federal 
     Enterprise Architecture process if appropriate. The 
     guidelines and practices may address broader transparency, 
     common inputs, common outputs, and outcomes achieved. The 
     guidelines and practices shall be used as a basis for 
     comparing performance across diverse missions and operations 
     in various agencies.
       ``(2) Report.--Not later than December 1 in each of the 6 
     years following the date of the enactment of this paragraph, 
     the Council shall submit to the relevant congressional 
     committees a report (to be known as the `CIO Council Report') 
     summarizing the Council's activities in the preceding fiscal 
     year and containing such recommendations for further 
     congressional action to fulfill its mission as the Council 
     considers appropriate.
       ``(3) Relevant congressional committees.--For purposes of 
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     paragraph (2), the relevant congressional committees are each 
     of the following:
       ``(A) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(B) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.''.
       (b) Additional Function.--Subsection (f) of section 3603 of 
     such title is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(8) Assist the Administrator in developing and providing 
     guidance for effective operations of the Federal 
     Infrastructure and Common Application Collaboration Center 
     established under section 11501 of title 40.''.
       (c) References to Administrator of E-Government as Federal 
     Chief Information Officer.--
       (1) References.--Section 3602(b) of title 44, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The 
     Administrator may also be referred to as the Federal Chief 
     Information Officer.''.
       (2) Definition.--Section 3601(1) of such title is amended 
     by inserting ``or `Federal Chief Information Officer' '' 
     before ``means''.

     SEC. 5103. REPORTS BY GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.

       (a) Requirement to Examine Effectiveness.--The Comptroller 
     General of the United States shall examine the effectiveness 
     of the Chief Information Officers Council in meeting its 
     responsibilities under section 3603(d) of title 44, United 
     States Code, as added by section 5102, with particular focus 
     on--
       (1) whether agencies are actively participating in the 
     Council and heeding the Council's advice and guidance; and
       (2) whether the Council is actively using and developing 
     the capabilities of the Federal Infrastructure and Common 
     Application Collaboration Center created under section 11501 
     of title 40, United States Code, as added by section 5301.
       (b) Reports.--Not later than 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller 
     General shall submit to the relevant congressional committees 
     a report containing the findings and recommendations of the 
     Comptroller General from the examination required by 
     subsection (a).

    TITLE LII--ELIMINATION OF DUPLICATION AND WASTE IN INFORMATION 
                         TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION

     SEC. 5201. INVENTORY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSETS.

       (a) Plan.--The Director shall develop a plan for conducting 
     a Governmentwide inventory of information technology assets.
       (b) Matters Covered.--The plan required by subsection (a) 
     shall cover the following:
       (1) The manner in which Federal agencies can achieve the 
     greatest possible economies of scale and cost savings in the 
     procurement of information technology assets, through 
     measures such as reducing hardware or software products or 
     services that are duplicative or overlapping and reducing the 
     procurement of new software licenses until such time as 
     agency needs exceed the number of existing and unused 
     licenses.
       (2) The capability to conduct ongoing Governmentwide 
     inventories of all existing software licenses on an 
     application-by-application basis, including duplicative, 
     unused, overused, and underused licenses, and to assess the 
     need of agencies for software licenses.
       (3) A Governmentwide spending analysis to provide knowledge 
     about how much is being spent for software products or 
     services to support decisions for strategic sourcing under 
     the Federal strategic sourcing program managed by the Office 
     of Federal Procurement Policy.
       (c) Other Inventories.--In developing the plan required by 
     subsection (a), the Director shall review the inventory of 
     information systems maintained by each agency under section 
     3505(c) of title 44, United States Code, and the inventory of 
     information resources maintained by each agency under section 
     3506(b)(4) of such title.
       (d) Availability.--The inventory of information technology 
     assets shall be available to Chief Information Officers and 
     such other Federal officials as the Chief Information 
     Officers may, in consultation with the Chief Information 
     Officers Council, designate.
       (e) Deadline and Submission to Congress.--Not later than 
     180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Director shall complete and submit to Congress the plan 
     required by subsection (a).
       (f) Implementation.--Not later than two years after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall 
     complete implementation of the plan required by subsection 
     (a).
       (g) Review by Comptroller General.--Not later than two 
     years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall review the 
     plan required by subsection (a) and submit to the relevant 
     congressional committees a report on the review.

     SEC. 5202. WEBSITE CONSOLIDATION AND TRANSPARENCY.

       (a) Website Consolidation.--The Director shall--
       (1) in consultation with Federal agencies, and after 
     reviewing the directory of public Federal Government websites 
     of each agency (as required to be established and updated 
     under section 207(f)(3) of the E-Government Act of 2002 
     (Public Law 107-347; 44 U.S.C. 3501 note)), assess all the 
     publicly available websites of Federal agencies to determine 
     whether there are duplicative or overlapping websites; and
       (2) require Federal agencies to eliminate or consolidate 
     those websites that are duplicative or overlapping.
       (b) Website Transparency.--The Director shall issue 
     guidance to Federal agencies to ensure that the data on 
     publicly available websites of the agencies are open and 
     accessible to the public.
       (c) Matters Covered.--In preparing the guidance required by 
     subsection (b), the Director shall--
       (1) develop guidelines, standards, and best practices for 
     interoperability and transparency;
       (2) identify interfaces that provide for shared, open 
     solutions on the publicly available websites of the agencies; 
     and
       (3) ensure that Federal agency Internet home pages, web-
     based forms, and web-based applications are accessible to 
     individuals with disabilities in conformance with section 508 
     of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).
       (d) Deadline for Guidance.--The guidance required by 
     subsection (b) shall be issued not later than 180 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 5203. TRANSITION TO THE CLOUD.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     transition to cloud computing offers significant potential 
     benefits for the implementation of Federal information 
     technology projects in terms of flexibility, cost, and 
     operational benefits.
       (b) Governmentwide Application.--In assessing cloud 
     computing opportunities, the Chief Information Officers 
     Council shall define policies and guidelines for the adoption 
     of Governmentwide programs providing for a standardized 
     approach to security assessment and operational authorization 
     for cloud products and services.
       (c) Additional Budget Authorities for Transition.--In 
     transitioning to the cloud, a Chief Information Officer of an 
     agency listed in section 901(b) of title 31, United States 
     Code, may establish such cloud service Working Capital Funds, 
     in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer of the 
     agency, as may be necessary to transition to cloud-based 
     solutions. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, such 
     cloud service Working Capital Funds may preserve funding for 
     cloud service transitions for a period not to exceed 5 years 
     per appropriation. Any establishment of a new Working Capital 
     Fund under this subsection shall be reported to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate and relevant Congressional committees.

     SEC. 5204. ELIMINATION OF UNNECESSARY DUPLICATION OF 
                   CONTRACTS BY REQUIRING BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to leverage 
     the Government's buying power and achieve administrative 
     efficiencies and cost savings by eliminating unnecessary 
     duplication of contracts.
       (b) Requirement for Business Case Approval.--
       (1) In general.--Effective on and after 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, an executive agency may 
     not issue a solicitation for a covered contract vehicle 
     unless the agency performs a business case analysis for the 
     contract vehicle and obtains an approval of the business case 
     analysis from the Administrator for Federal Procurement 
     Policy.
       (2) Review of business case analysis.--
       (A) In general.--With respect to any covered contract 
     vehicle, the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy 
     shall review the business case analysis submitted for the 
     contract vehicle and provide an approval or disapproval 
     within 60 days after the date of submission. Any business 
     case analysis not disapproved within such 60-day period is 
     deemed to be approved.
       (B) Basis for approval of business case.--The Administrator 
     for Federal Procurement Policy shall approve or disapprove a 
     business case analysis based on the adequacy of the analysis 
     submitted. The Administrator shall give primary consideration 
     to whether an agency has demonstrated a compelling need that 
     cannot be satisfied by existing Governmentwide contract 
     vehicles in a timely and cost-effective manner.
       (3) Content of business case analysis.--The Administrator 
     for Federal Procurement Policy shall issue guidance 
     specifying the content for a business case analysis submitted 
     pursuant to this section. At a minimum, the business case 
     analysis shall include details on the administrative 
     resources needed for such contract vehicle, including an 
     analysis of all direct and indirect costs to the Federal 
     Government of awarding and administering such contract 
     vehicle and the impact such contract vehicle will have on the 
     ability of the Federal Government to leverage its purchasing 
     power.
       (c) Definitions.--
       (1) Covered contract vehicle.--The term ``covered contract 
     vehicle'' has the meaning provided by the Administrator for 
     Federal Procurement Policy in guidance issued pursuant to 
     this section and includes, at a minimum, any Governmentwide 
     contract vehicle , whether for acquisition of information 
     technology or other goods or services, in an amount greater 
     than $50,000,000 (or $10,000,000, determined on an average 
     annual basis, in the case of such a contract vehicle 
     performed over more than one year). The term does not include 
     a multiple award schedule contract awarded by the General

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     Services Administration, a Governmentwide acquisition 
     contract for information technology awarded pursuant to 
     sections 11302(e) and 11314(a)(2) of title 40, United States 
     Code, or orders against existing Governmentwide contract 
     vehicles.
       (2) Governmentwide contract vehicle and executive agency.--
     The terms ``Governmentwide contract vehicle'' and ``executive 
     agency'' have the meanings provided in section 11501 of title 
     40, United States Code, as added by section 5301.
       (d) Report.--Not later than June 1 in each of the next 6 
     years following the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy shall submit to 
     the relevant congressional committees a report on the 
     implementation of this section, including a summary of the 
     submissions, reviews, approvals, and disapprovals of business 
     case analyses pursuant to this section.
       (e) Guidance.--The Administrator for Federal Procurement 
     Policy shall issue guidance for implementing this section.
       (f) Revision of Far.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation shall be amended to implement this section.

   TITLE LIII--STRENGTHENING AND STREAMLINING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                    ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

   Subtitle A--Strengthening and Streamlining IT Program Management 
                               Practices

     SEC. 5301. ESTABLISHMENT OF FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMON 
                   APPLICATION COLLABORATION CENTER.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 115 of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:

 ``CHAPTER 115--INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

``Sec.
``11501. Federal infrastructure and common application collaboration 
              center.

     ``Sec. 11501. Federal infrastructure and common application 
       collaboration center

       ``(a) Establishment and Purposes.--The Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget shall establish a Federal 
     Infrastructure and Common Application Collaboration Center 
     (hereafter in this section referred to as the `Collaboration 
     Center') within the Office of Electronic Government 
     established under section 3602 of title 44 in accordance with 
     this section. The purposes of the Collaboration Center are to 
     serve as a focal point for coordinated program management 
     practices and to develop and maintain requirements for the 
     acquisition of IT infrastructure and common applications 
     commonly used by various Federal agencies.
       ``(b) Organization of Center.--
       ``(1) Membership.--The Center shall consist of the 
     following members:
       ``(A) An appropriate number, as determined by the CIO 
     Council, but not less than 12, full-time program managers or 
     cost specialists, all of whom have appropriate experience in 
     the private or Government sector in managing or overseeing 
     acquisitions of IT infrastructure and common applications.
       ``(B) At least 1 full-time detailee from each of the 
     Federal agencies listed in section 901(b) of title 31, 
     nominated by the respective agency chief information officer 
     for a detail period of not less than 2 years.
       ``(2) Working groups.--The Collaboration Center shall have 
     working groups that specialize in IT infrastructure and 
     common applications identified by the CIO Council. Each 
     working group shall be headed by a separate dedicated program 
     manager appointed by the Federal Chief Information Officer.
       ``(c) Capabilities and Functions of the Collaboration 
     Center.--For each of the IT infrastructure and common 
     application areas identified by the CIO Council, the 
     Collaboration Center shall perform the following roles, and 
     any other functions as directed by the Federal Chief 
     Information Officer:
       ``(1) Develop, maintain, and disseminate requirements 
     suitable to establish contracts that will meet the common and 
     general needs of various Federal agencies as determined by 
     the Center. In doing so, the Center shall give maximum 
     consideration to the adoption of commercial standards and 
     industry acquisition best practices, including opportunities 
     for shared services, consideration of total cost of 
     ownership, preference for industry-neutral functional 
     specifications leveraging open industry standards and 
     competition, and use of long-term contracts, as appropriate.
       ``(2) Develop, maintain, and disseminate reliable cost 
     estimates that are accurate, comprehensive, well-documented, 
     and credible.
       ``(3) Lead the review of significant or troubled IT 
     investments or acquisitions as identified by the CIO Council.
       ``(4) Provide expert aid to troubled IT investments or 
     acquisitions.
       ``(d) Guidance.--The Director, in consultation with the 
     Chief Information Officers Council, shall issue guidance 
     addressing the scope and operation of the Collaboration 
     Center. The guidance shall require that the Collaboration 
     Center report to the Federal Chief Information Officer.
       ``(e) Report to Congress.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Director shall annually submit to 
     the relevant congressional committees a report detailing the 
     organization, staff, and activities of the Collaboration 
     Center, including--
       ``(A) a list of IT infrastructure and common applications 
     the Center assisted;
       ``(B) an assessment of the Center's achievement in 
     promoting efficiency, shared services, and elimination of 
     unnecessary Government requirements that are contrary to 
     commercial best practices; and
       ``(C) the use and expenditure of amounts in the Fund 
     established under subsection (i).
       ``(2) Inclusion in other report.--The report may be 
     included as part of the annual E-Government status report 
     required under section 3606 of title 44.
       ``(f) Improvement of the Governmentwide Software Purchasing 
     Program.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Collaboration Center, in 
     collaboration with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, 
     the Department of Defense, and the General Services 
     Administration, shall identify and develop a strategic 
     sourcing initiative to enhance Governmentwide acquisition, 
     shared use, and dissemination of software, as well as 
     compliance with end user license agreements.
       ``(2) Examination of methods.--In developing the initiative 
     under paragraph (1), the Collaboration Center shall examine 
     the use of realistic and effective demand aggregation models 
     supported by actual agency commitment to use the models, and 
     supplier relationship management practices, to more 
     effectively govern the Government's acquisition of 
     information technology.
       ``(3) Governmentwide user license agreement.--The 
     Collaboration Center, in developing the initiative under 
     paragraph (1), shall allow for the purchase of a license 
     agreement that is available for use by all executive agencies 
     as one user to the maximum extent practicable and as 
     appropriate.
       ``(g) Guidelines for Acquisition of It Infrastructure and 
     Common Applications.--
       ``(1) Guidelines.--The Collaboration Center shall establish 
     guidelines that, to the maximum extent possible, eliminate 
     inconsistent practices among executive agencies and ensure 
     uniformity and consistency in acquisition processes for IT 
     infrastructure and common applications across the Federal 
     Government.
       ``(2) Central website.--In preparing the guidelines, the 
     Collaboration Center, in consultation with the Chief 
     Acquisition Officers Council, shall offer executive agencies 
     the option of accessing a central website for best practices, 
     templates, and other relevant information.
       ``(h) Pricing Transparency.--The Collaboration Center, in 
     collaboration with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, 
     the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, the General Services 
     Administration, and the Assisted Acquisition Centers of 
     Excellence, shall compile a price list and catalogue 
     containing current pricing information by vendor for each of 
     its IT infrastructure and common applications categories. The 
     price catalogue shall contain any price provided by a vendor 
     for the same or similar good or service to any executive 
     agency. The catalogue shall be developed in a fashion 
     ensuring that it may be used for pricing comparisons and 
     pricing analysis using standard data formats. The price 
     catalogue shall not be made public, but shall be accessible 
     to executive agencies.
       ``(i) Federal It Acquisition Management Improvement Fund.--
       ``(1) Establishment and management of fund.--There is a 
     Federal IT Acquisition Management Improvement Fund (in this 
     subsection referred to as the `Fund'). The Administrator of 
     General Services shall manage the Fund through the 
     Collaboration Center to support the activities of the 
     Collaboration Center carried out pursuant to this section. 
     The Administrator of General Services shall consult with the 
     Director in managing the Fund.
       ``(2) Credits to fund.--Five percent of the fees collected 
     by executive agencies under the following contracts shall be 
     credited to the Fund:
       ``(A) Governmentwide task and delivery order contracts 
     entered into under sections 4103 and 4105 of title 41.
       ``(B) Governmentwide contracts for the acquisition of 
     information technology and multiagency acquisition contracts 
     for that technology authorized by section 11314 of this 
     title.
       ``(C) Multiple-award schedule contracts entered into by the 
     Administrator of General Services.
       ``(3) Remittance by head of executive agency.--The head of 
     an executive agency that administers a contract described in 
     paragraph (2) shall remit to the General Services 
     Administration the amount required to be credited to the Fund 
     with respect to the contract at the end of each quarter of 
     the fiscal year.
       ``(4) Amounts not to be used for other purposes.--The 
     Administrator of General Services, through the Office of 
     Management and Budget, shall ensure that amounts collected 
     under this subsection are not used for a purpose other than 
     the activities of the Collaboration Center carried out 
     pursuant to this section.
       ``(5) Availability of amounts.--Amounts credited to the 
     Fund remain available to be expended only in the fiscal year 
     for which they are credited and the 4 succeeding fiscal 
     years.
       ``(j) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Executive agency.--The term `executive agency' has 
     the meaning provided that term by section 105 of title 5.
       ``(2) Federal chief information officer.--The term `Federal 
     Chief Information Officer' means the Administrator of the 
     Office of

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     Electronic Government established under section 3602 of title 
     44.
       ``(3) Governmentwide contract vehicle.--The term 
     `Governmentwide contract vehicle' means any contract, blanket 
     purchase agreement, or other contractual instrument that 
     allows for an indefinite number of orders to be placed within 
     the contract, agreement, or instrument, and that is 
     established by one executive agency for use by multiple 
     executive agencies to obtain supplies and services.
       ``(4) Relevant congressional committees.--The term 
     `relevant congressional committees' means each of the 
     following:
       ``(A) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(B) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.
       ``(k) Revision of Far.--The Federal Acquisition Regulation 
     shall be amended to implement this section.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The item relating to chapter 115 
     in the table of chapters at the beginning of subtitle III of 
     title 40, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

``115. Information Technology Acquisition Management Practi11501''.....

       (b) Deadlines.--
       (1) Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, the Director shall issue guidance under section 
     11501(d) of title 40, United States Code, as added by 
     subsection (a).
       (2) Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, the Director shall establish the Federal 
     Infrastructure and Common Application Collaboration Center, 
     in accordance with section 11501(a) of such title, as so 
     added.
       (3) Not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, the Federal Infrastructure and Common 
     Application Collaboration Center shall--
       (A) identify and develop a strategic sourcing initiative in 
     accordance with section 11501(f) of such title, as so added; 
     and
       (B) establish guidelines in accordance with section 
     11501(g) of such title, as so added.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 3602(c) of title 44, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (2);
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraph (3):
       ``(3) all of the functions of the Federal Infrastructure 
     and Common Application Collaboration Center, as required 
     under section 11501 of title 40; and''.

     SEC. 5302. DESIGNATION OF ASSISTED ACQUISITION CENTERS OF 
                   EXCELLENCE.

       (a) Designation.--Chapter 115 of title 40, United States 
     Code, as amended by section 5301, is further amended by 
     adding at the end the following new section:

     ``Sec. 11502. Assisted Acquisition Centers of Excellence

       ``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to develop 
     specialized assisted acquisition centers of excellence within 
     the Federal Government to promote--
       ``(1) the effective use of best acquisition practices;
       ``(2) the development of specialized expertise in the 
     acquisition of information technology; and
       ``(3) Governmentwide sharing of acquisition capability to 
     augment any shortage in the information technology 
     acquisition workforce.
       ``(b) Designation of AACEs.--Not later than 1 year after 
     the date of the enactment of this section, and every 3 years 
     thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, in consultation with the Chief Acquisition Officers 
     Council and the Chief Information Officers Council, shall 
     designate, redesignate, or withdraw the designation of 
     acquisition centers of excellence within various executive 
     agencies to carry out the functions set forth in subsection 
     (c) in an area of specialized acquisition expertise as 
     determined by the Director. Each such center of excellence 
     shall be known as an `Assisted Acquisition Center of 
     Excellence' or an `AACE'.
       ``(c) Functions.--The functions of each AACE are as 
     follows:
       ``(1) Best practices.--To promote, develop, and implement 
     the use of best acquisition practices in the area of 
     specialized acquisition expertise that the AACE is designated 
     to carry out by the Director under subsection (b).
       ``(2) Assisted acquisitions.--To assist all Government 
     agencies in the expedient and low-cost acquisition of the 
     information technology goods or services covered by such area 
     of specialized acquisition expertise by engaging in repeated 
     and frequent acquisition of similar information technology 
     requirements.
       ``(3) Development and training of it acquisition 
     workforce.--To assist in recruiting and training IT 
     acquisition cadres (referred to in section 1704(j) of title 
     41).
       ``(d) Criteria.--In designating, redesignating, or 
     withdrawing the designation of an AACE, the Director shall 
     consider, at a minimum, the following matters:
       ``(1) The subject matter expertise of the host agency in a 
     specific area of information technology acquisition.
       ``(2) For acquisitions of IT infrastructure and common 
     applications covered by the Federal Infrastructure and Common 
     Application Collaboration Center established under section 
     11501 of this title, the ability and willingness to 
     collaborate with the Collaboration Center and adhere to the 
     requirements standards established by the Collaboration 
     Center.
       ``(3) The ability of an AACE to develop customized 
     requirements documents that meet the needs of executive 
     agencies as well as the current industry standards and 
     commercial best practices.
       ``(4) The ability of an AACE to consistently award and 
     manage various contracts, task or delivery orders, and other 
     acquisition arrangements in a timely, cost-effective, and 
     compliant manner.
       ``(5) The ability of an AACE to aggregate demands from 
     multiple executive agencies for similar information 
     technology goods or services and fulfill those demands in one 
     acquisition.
       ``(6) The ability of an AACE to acquire innovative or 
     emerging commercial and noncommercial technologies using 
     various contracting methods, including ways to lower the 
     entry barriers for small businesses with limited Government 
     contracting experiences.
       ``(7) The ability of an AACE to maximize commercial item 
     acquisition, effectively manage high-risk contract types, 
     increase competition, promote small business participation, 
     and maximize use of available Governmentwide contract 
     vehicles.
       ``(8) The existence of an in-house cost estimating group 
     with expertise to consistently develop reliable cost 
     estimates that are accurate, comprehensive, well-documented, 
     and credible.
       ``(9) The ability of an AACE to employ best practices and 
     educate requesting agencies, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, regarding critical factors underlying successful 
     major IT acquisitions, including the following factors:
       ``(A) Active engagement by program officials with 
     stakeholders.
       ``(B) Possession by program staff of the necessary 
     knowledge and skills.
       ``(C) Support of the programs by senior department and 
     agency executives.
       ``(D) Involvement by end users and stakeholders in the 
     development of requirements.
       ``(E) Participation by end users in testing of system 
     functionality prior to formal end user acceptance testing.
       ``(F) Stability and consistency of Government and 
     contractor staff.
       ``(G) Prioritization of requirements by program staff.
       ``(H) Maintenance of regular communication with the prime 
     contractor by program officials.
       ``(I) Receipt of sufficient funding by programs.
       ``(10) The ability of an AACE to run an effective 
     acquisition intern program in collaboration with the Federal 
     Acquisition Institute or the Defense Acquisition University.
       ``(11) The ability of an AACE to effectively and properly 
     manage fees received for assisted acquisitions pursuant to 
     this section.
       ``(e) Funds Received by AACEs.--
       ``(1) Availability.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law or regulation, funds obligated and transferred from an 
     executive agency in a fiscal year to an AACE for the 
     acquisition of goods or services covered by an area of 
     specialized acquisition expertise of an AACE, regardless of 
     whether the requirements are severable or non-severable, 
     shall remain available for awards of contracts by the AACE 
     for the same general requirements for the next 5 fiscal years 
     following the fiscal year in which the funds were 
     transferred.
       ``(2) Transition to new aace.--If the AACE to which the 
     funds are provided under paragraph (1) becomes unable to 
     fulfill the requirements of the executive agency from which 
     the funds were provided, the funds may be provided to a 
     different AACE to fulfill such requirements. The funds so 
     provided shall be used for the same purpose and remain 
     available for the same period of time as applied when 
     provided to the original AACE.
       ``(3) Relationship to existing authorities.--This 
     subsection does not limit any existing authorities an AACE 
     may have under its revolving or working capital funds 
     authorities.
       ``(f) Government Accountability Office Review of AACE.--
       ``(1) Review.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall review and assess--
       ``(A) the use and management of fees received by the AACEs 
     pursuant to this section to ensure that an appropriate fee 
     structure is established and enforced to cover activities 
     addressed in this section and that no excess fees are charged 
     or retained; and
       ``(B) the effectiveness of the AACEs in achieving the 
     purpose described in subsection (a), including review of 
     contracts.
       ``(2) Reports.--Not later than 1 year after the designation 
     or redesignation of AACES under subsection (b), the 
     Comptroller General shall submit to the relevant 
     congressional committees a report containing the findings and 
     assessment under paragraph (1).
       ``(g) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Assisted acquisition.--The term `assisted 
     acquisition' means a type of interagency acquisition in which 
     the parties enter into an interagency agreement pursuant to 
     which--
       ``(A) the servicing agency performs acquisition activities 
     on the requesting agency's behalf, such as awarding, 
     administering, or

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     closing out a contract, task order, delivery order, or 
     blanket purchase agreement; and
       ``(B) funding is provided through a franchise fund, the 
     Acquisition Services Fund in section 321 of this title, 
     sections 1535 and 1536 of title 31, or other available 
     methods.
       ``(2) Executive agency.--The term `executive agency' has 
     the meaning provided that term by section 133 of title 41.
       ``(3) Relevant congressional committees.--The term 
     `relevant congressional committees' has the meaning provided 
     that term by section 11501 of this title.
       ``(h) Revision of Far.--The Federal Acquisition Regulation 
     shall be amended to implement this section.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 115 of title 40, United States Code, as 
     amended by section 5301, is further amended by adding at the 
     end the following new item:

``11502. Assisted Acquisition Centers of Excellence.''.

           Subtitle B--Strengthening IT Acquisition Workforce

     SEC. 5311. EXPANSION OF TRAINING AND USE OF INFORMATION 
                   TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION CADRES.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to ensure 
     timely progress by Federal agencies toward developing, 
     strengthening, and deploying personnel with highly 
     specialized skills in information technology acquisition, 
     including program and project managers, to be known as 
     information technology acquisition cadres.
       (b) Report to Congress.--Section 1704 of title 41, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subsection:
       ``(j) Strategic Plan on Information Technology Acquisition 
     Cadres.--
       ``(1) Five-year strategic plan to congress.--Not later than 
     June 1 following the date of the enactment of this 
     subsection, the Director shall submit to the relevant 
     congressional committees a 5-year strategic plan (to be known 
     as the `IT Acquisition Cadres Strategic Plan') to develop, 
     strengthen, and solidify information technology acquisition 
     cadres. The plan shall include a timeline for implementation 
     of the plan and identification of individuals responsible for 
     specific elements of the plan during the 5-year period 
     covered by the plan.
       ``(2) Matters covered.--The plan shall address, at a 
     minimum, the following matters:
       ``(A) Current information technology acquisition staffing 
     challenges in Federal agencies, by previous year's 
     information technology acquisition value, and by the Federal 
     Government as a whole.
       ``(B) The variety and complexity of information technology 
     acquisitions conducted by each Federal agency covered by the 
     plan, and the specialized information technology acquisition 
     workforce needed to effectively carry out such acquisitions.
       ``(C) The development of a sustainable funding model to 
     support efforts to hire, retain, and train an information 
     technology acquisition cadre of appropriate size and skill to 
     effectively carry out the acquisition programs of the Federal 
     agencies covered by the plan, including an examination of 
     interagency funding methods and a discussion of how the model 
     of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund could 
     be applied to civilian agencies.
       ``(D) Any strategic human capital planning necessary to 
     hire, retain, and train an information acquisition cadre of 
     appropriate size and skill at each Federal agency covered by 
     the plan.
       ``(E) Governmentwide training standards and certification 
     requirements necessary to enhance the mobility and career 
     opportunities of the Federal information technology 
     acquisition cadre within the Federal agencies covered by the 
     plan.
       ``(F) New and innovative approaches to workforce 
     development and training, including cross-functional 
     training, rotational development, and assignments both within 
     and outside the Government.
       ``(G) Appropriate consideration and alignment with the 
     needs and priorities of the Infrastructure and Common 
     Application Collaboration Center, Assisted Acquisition 
     Centers of Excellence, and acquisition intern programs.
       ``(H) Assessment of the current workforce competency and 
     usage trends in evaluation technique to obtain best value, 
     including proper handling of tradeoffs between price and 
     nonprice factors.
       ``(I) Assessment of the current workforce competency in 
     designing and aligning performance goals, life cycle costs, 
     and contract incentives.
       ``(J) Assessment of the current workforce competency in 
     avoiding brand-name preference and using industry-neutral 
     functional specifications to leverage open industry standards 
     and competition.
       ``(K) Use of integrated program teams, including fully 
     dedicated program managers, for each complex information 
     technology investment.
       ``(L) Proper assignment of recognition or accountability to 
     the members of an integrated program team for both individual 
     functional goals and overall program success or failure.
       ``(M) The development of a technology fellows program that 
     includes provisions for recruiting, for rotation of 
     assignments, and for partnering directly with universities 
     with well-recognized information technology programs.
       ``(N) The capability to properly manage other transaction 
     authority (where such authority is granted), including 
     ensuring that the use of the authority is warranted due to 
     unique technical challenges, rapid adoption of innovative or 
     emerging commercial or noncommercial technologies, or other 
     circumstances that cannot readily be satisfied using a 
     contract, grant, or cooperative agreement in accordance with 
     applicable law and the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
       ``(O) The use of student internship and scholarship 
     programs as a talent pool for permanent hires and the use and 
     impact of special hiring authorities and flexibilities to 
     recruit diverse candidates.
       ``(P) The assessment of hiring manager satisfaction with 
     the hiring process and hiring outcomes, including 
     satisfaction with the quality of applicants interviewed and 
     hires made.
       ``(Q) The assessment of applicant satisfaction with the 
     hiring process, including the clarity of the hiring 
     announcement, the user-friendliness of the application 
     process, communication from the hiring manager or agency 
     regarding application status, and timeliness of the hiring 
     decision.
       ``(R) The assessment of new hire satisfaction with the 
     onboarding process, including the orientation process, and 
     investment in training and development for employees during 
     their first year of employment.
       ``(S) Any other matters the Director considers appropriate.
       ``(3) Annual report.--Not later than June 1 in each of the 
     5 years following the year of submission of the plan required 
     by paragraph (1), the Director shall submit to the relevant 
     congressional committees an annual report outlining the 
     progress made pursuant to the plan.
       ``(4) Government accountability office review of the plan 
     and annual report.--
       ``(A) Not later than 1 year after the submission of the 
     plan required by paragraph (1), the Comptroller General of 
     the United States shall review the plan and submit to the 
     relevant congressional committees a report on the review.
       ``(B) Not later than 6 months after the submission of the 
     first, third, and fifth annual report required under 
     paragraph (3), the Comptroller General shall independently 
     assess the findings of the annual report and brief the 
     relevant congressional committees on the Comptroller 
     General's findings and recommendations to ensure the 
     objectives of the plan are accomplished.
       ``(5) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       ``(A) The term `Federal agency' means each agency listed in 
     section 901(b) of title 31.
       ``(B) The term `relevant congressional committees' means 
     each of the following:
       ``(i) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(ii) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate.''.

     SEC. 5312. PLAN ON STRENGTHENING PROGRAM AND PROJECT 
                   MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE.

       (a) Plan on Strengthening Program and Project Management 
     Performance.--Not later than June 1 following the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Director, in consultation with the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management, shall submit 
     to the relevant congressional committees a plan for improving 
     management of IT programs and projects.
       (b) Matters Covered.--The plan required by subsection (a) 
     shall include, at a minimum, the following:
       (1) Creation of a specialized career path for program 
     management.
       (2) The development of a competency model for program 
     management consistent with the IT project manager model.
       (3) A career advancement model that requires appropriate 
     expertise and experience for advancement.
       (4) A career advancement model that is more competitive 
     with the private sector and that recognizes both Government 
     and private sector experience.
       (5) Appropriate consideration and alignment with the needs 
     and priorities of the Infrastructure and Common Application 
     Collaboration Center, the Assisted Acquisition Centers of 
     Excellence, and acquisition intern programs.
       (c) Combination With Other Cadres Plan.--The Director may 
     combine the plan required by subsection (a) with the IT 
     Acquisition Cadres Strategic Plan required under section 
     1704(j) of title 41, United States Code, as added by section 
     411.

     SEC. 5313. PERSONNEL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ACQUISITION 
                   OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION 
                   TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of 
     Personnel Management shall develop policy and guidance for 
     agencies to develop a program to recognize excellent 
     performance by Federal Government employees and teams of such 
     employees in the acquisition of information systems and 
     information technology for the agency.
       (b) Elements.--The program referred to in subsection (a) 
     shall, to the extent practicable--
       (1) obtain objective outcome measures; and
       (2) include procedures for--
       (A) the nomination of Federal Government employees and 
     teams of such employees for eligibility for recognition under 
     the program; and

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       (B) the evaluation of nominations for recognition under the 
     program by 1 or more agency panels of individuals from 
     Government, academia, and the private sector who have such 
     expertise, and are appointed in such a manner, as the 
     Director of the Office of Personal Management shall establish 
     for purposes of the program.
       (c) Award of Cash Bonuses and Other Incentives.--In 
     carrying out the program referred to in subsection (a), the 
     Director of the Office of Personnel Management, in 
     consultation with the Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, shall establish policies and guidance for 
     agencies to reward any Federal Government employee or teams 
     of such employees recognized pursuant to the program--
       (1) with a cash bonus, to the extent that the performance 
     of such individual or team warrants the award of such bonus 
     and is authorized by any provision of law;
       (2) through promotions and other nonmonetary awards;
       (3) by publicizing--
       (A) acquisition accomplishments by individual employees; 
     and
       (B) the tangible end benefits that resulted from such 
     accomplishments, as appropriate; and
       (4) through other awards, incentives, or bonuses that the 
     head of the agency considers appropriate.

                     TITLE LIV--ADDITIONAL REFORMS

     SEC. 5401. MAXIMIZING THE BENEFIT OF THE FEDERAL STRATEGIC 
                   SOURCING INITIATIVE.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy 
     shall prescribe regulations providing that when the Federal 
     Government makes a purchase of services and supplies offered 
     under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (managed by 
     the Office of Federal Procurement Policy) but such Initiative 
     is not used, the contract file for the purchase shall include 
     a brief analysis of the comparative value, including price 
     and nonprice factors, between the services and supplies 
     offered under such Initiative and services and supplies 
     offered under the source or sources used for the purchase.

     SEC. 5402. PROMOTING TRANSPARENCY OF BLANKET PURCHASE 
                   AGREEMENTS.

       (a) Price Information to Be Treated as Public 
     Information.--The final negotiated price offered by an 
     awardee of a blanket purchase agreement shall be treated as 
     public information.
       (b) Publication of Blanket Purchase Agreement 
     Information.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator of General Services 
     shall make available to the public a list of all blanket 
     purchase agreements entered into by Federal agencies under 
     its Federal Supply Schedules contracts and the prices 
     associated with those blanket purchase agreements. The list 
     and price information shall be updated at least once every 6 
     months.

     SEC. 5403. ADDITIONAL SOURCE SELECTION TECHNIQUE IN 
                   SOLICITATIONS.

       Section 3306(d) of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``or'' at the end of paragraph (1);
       (2) by striking the period and inserting ``; or'' at the 
     end of paragraph (2); and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) stating in the solicitation that the award will be 
     made using a fixed price technical competition, under which 
     all offerors compete solely on nonprice factors and the fixed 
     award price is pre-announced in the solicitation.''.

     SEC. 5404. ENHANCED TRANSPARENCY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                   INVESTMENTS.

       (a) Public Availability of Information About It 
     Investments.--Section 11302(c) of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(2) Public availability.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Director shall make available to the 
     public the cost, schedule, and performance data for at least 
     80 percent (by dollar value) of all information technology 
     investments Governmentwide, and 60 percent (by dollar value) 
     of all information technology investments in each Federal 
     agency listed in section 901(b) of title 31, notwithstanding 
     whether the investments are for new IT acquisitions or for 
     operations and maintenance of existing IT. The Director shall 
     ensure that the information is current, accurate, and 
     reflects the risks associated with each covered information 
     technology investment.
       ``(B) Waiver or limitation authority.--The applicability of 
     subparagraph (A) may be waived or the extent of the 
     information may be limited--
       ``(i) by the Director, with respect to IT investments 
     Governmentwide; and
       ``(ii) by the Chief Information Officer of a Federal 
     agency, with respect to IT investments in that agency;
     if the Director or the Chief Information Officer, as the case 
     may be, determines that such a waiver or limitation is in the 
     national security interests of the United States.''.
       (b) Additional Report Requirements.--Paragraph (3) of 
     section 11302(c) of such title, as redesignated by subsection 
     (a), is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The 
     report shall include an analysis of agency trends reflected 
     in the performance risk information required in paragraph 
     (2).''.

     SEC. 5405. ENHANCED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND 
                   INDUSTRY.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council shall 
     prescribe a regulation making clear that agency acquisition 
     personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in 
     responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long 
     as those exchanges are consistent with existing law and 
     regulation and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage 
     to particular firms.

     SEC. 5406. CLARIFICATION OF CURRENT LAW WITH RESPECT TO 
                   TECHNOLOGY NEUTRALITY IN ACQUISITION OF 
                   SOFTWARE.

       (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to establish 
     guidance and processes to clarify that software acquisitions 
     by the Federal Government are to be made using merit-based 
     requirements development and evaluation processes that 
     promote procurement choices--
       (1) based on performance and value, including the long-term 
     value proposition to the Federal Government;
       (2) free of preconceived preferences based on how 
     technology is developed, licensed, or distributed; and
       (3) generally including the consideration of proprietary, 
     open source, and mixed source software technologies.
       (b) Technology Neutrality.--Nothing in this section shall 
     be construed to modify the Federal Government's long-standing 
     policy of following technology-neutral principles and 
     practices when selecting and acquiring information technology 
     that best fits the needs of the Federal Government.
       (c) Guidance.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Director, in consultation with 
     the Chief Information Officers Council, shall issue guidance 
     concerning the technology-neutral procurement and use of 
     software within the Federal Government.
       (d) Matters Covered.--In issuing guidance under subsection 
     (c), the Director shall include, at a minimum, the following:
       (1) Guidance to clarify that the preference for commercial 
     items in section 3307 of title 41, United States Code, 
     includes proprietary, open source, and mixed source software 
     that meets the definition of the term ``commercial item'' in 
     section 103 of title 41, United States Code, including all 
     such software that is used for non-Government purposes and is 
     licensed to the public.
       (2) Guidance regarding the conduct of market research to 
     ensure the inclusion of proprietary, open source, and mixed 
     source software options.
       (3) Guidance to define Governmentwide standards for 
     security, redistribution, indemnity, and copyright in the 
     acquisition, use, release, and collaborative development of 
     proprietary, open source, and mixed source software.
       (4) Guidance for the adoption of available commercial 
     practices to acquire proprietary, open source, and mixed 
     source software for widespread Government use, including 
     issues such as security and redistribution rights.
       (5) Guidance to establish standard service level agreements 
     for maintenance and support for proprietary, open source, and 
     mixed source software products widely adopted by the 
     Government, as well as the development of Governmentwide 
     agreements that contain standard and widely applicable 
     contract provisions for ongoing maintenance and development 
     of software.
       (6) Guidance on the role and use of the Federal 
     Infrastructure and Common Application Collaboration Center, 
     established pursuant to section 11501 of title 40, United 
     States Code (as added by section 5301), for acquisition of 
     proprietary, open source, and mixed source software.
       (e) Report to Congress.--Not later than 2 years after the 
     issuance of the guidance required by subsection (b), the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     relevant congressional committees a report containing--
       (1) an assessment of the effectiveness of the guidance;
       (2) an identification of barriers to widespread use by the 
     Federal Government of specific software technologies; and
       (3) such legislative recommendations as the Comptroller 
     General considers appropriate to further the purposes of this 
     section.
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  SA 2390. Mr. HEINRICH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XXXI, add the following:

     SEC. 31__. SENSE OF CONGRESS; REPORT ON STATUS OF PILOT 
                   PROGRAM FOR TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION.

       (a) Sense of Congress on Appointment of Technology Transfer 
     Coordinator.--It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary 
     of Energy should appoint the Technology Transfer Coordinator 
     authorized under section 1001(a) of the Energy Policy Act of 
     2005

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     (42 U.S.C. 16391(a)) not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Energy shall submit 
     to Congress a report on the status of the pilot program 
     authorized under section 3165 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (50 U.S.C. 2794 note; 
     Public Law 112-239).
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2391. Mrs. HAGAN (for herself, Mrs. Fischer, and Mr. Levin) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XIII, add the following:

     SEC. 1304. ENHANCED AUTHORITY UNDER COOPERATIVE THREAT 
                   REDUCTION PROGRAM FOR URGENT THREAT REDUCTION 
                   ACTIVITIES WITH RESPECT TO SYRIA.

       (a) In General.--The percentage limitation specified in 
     subsection (a) of section 1305 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (22 U.S.C. 5965) shall 
     not apply with respect to amounts appropriated or otherwise 
     made available for fiscal year 2014 or 2015 for the 
     Cooperative Threat Reduction Program of the Department of 
     Defense to the extent that amounts expended in excess of such 
     percentage limitation for either such fiscal year are 
     expended for activities undertaken under that section with 
     respect to Syria.
       (b) Quarterly Briefings.--
       (1) Initial briefing.--Not later than 90 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
     provide to the appropriate committees of Congress a briefing 
     on activities described in subsection (a) that includes the 
     following:
       (A) A plan for carrying out such activities.
       (B) Estimated timelines and milestones for carrying out the 
     plan.
       (C) A discussion of the planned final disposition of 
     equipment and facilities procured using funds authorized for 
     such activities.
       (2) Subsequent briefings.--Not later than 90 days after 
     providing the briefing required by paragraph (1), and every 
     90 days thereafter, the Secretary shall provide to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress a briefing on the 
     activities carried out under subsection (a) that includes the 
     following:
       (A) An accounting of the funds expended as of the date of 
     the briefing to carry out such activities.
       (B) An estimate of the funds that are expected to be 
     expended for such activities in the 90-day period following 
     the briefing.
       (C) An identification of recipients of assistance pursuant 
     to such activities.
       (D) A description of the types of equipment and services 
     procured in carrying out such activities.
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means the following:
       (1) The congressional defense committees.
       (2) The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.
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  SA 2392. Mr. CORNYN (for himself, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Pryor, 
Mr. Moran, Mr. Heller, and Ms. Collins) submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations 
for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of 
Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the 
Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for 
such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on 
the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 585. MEDALS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND CIVILIAN 
                   EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WHO WERE 
                   KILLED OR WOUNDED IN AN ATTACK PERPETRATED BY A 
                   HOMEGROWN VIOLENT EXTREMIST WHO WAS INSPIRED OR 
                   MOTIVATED BY A FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

       (a) Purple Heart.--
       (1) Award.--
       (A) In general.--Chapter 57 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 1129 the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 1129a. Purple Heart: members killed or wounded in 
       attacks of homegrown violent extremists motivated or 
       inspired by foreign terrorist organizations

       ``(a) In General.--For purposes of the award of the Purple 
     Heart, the Secretary concerned shall treat a member of the 
     armed forces described in subsection (b) in the same manner 
     as a member who is killed or wounded in action as a result of 
     an act of an enemy of the United States.
       ``(b) Covered Members.--A member described in this 
     subsection is a member who was killed or wounded in an attack 
     perpetrated by a homegrown violent extremist who was inspired 
     or motivated to engage in violent action by a foreign 
     terrorist organization, unless the death or wound is the 
     result of willful misconduct of the member.
       ``(c) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) The term `foreign terrorist organization' means an 
     entity designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the 
     Secretary of State pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).
       ``(2) The term `homegrown violent extremist' shall have the 
     meaning given that term by the Secretary of Defense in 
     regulations prescribed for purposes of this section.''.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 57 of such title is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 1129 the following new 
     item:

``1129a. Purple Heart: members killed or wounded in attacks of 
              homegrown violent extremists motivated or inspired by 
              foreign terrorist organizations.''.
       (2) Retroactive effective date and application.--
       (A) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
     shall take effect as of September 11, 2001.
       (B) Review of certain previous incidents.--The Secretaries 
     concerned shall undertake a review of each death or wounding 
     of a member of the Armed Forces that occurred between 
     September 11, 2001, and the date of the enactment of this Act 
     under circumstances that could qualify as being the result of 
     the attack of a homegrown violent extremist as described in 
     section 1129a of title 10, United States Code (as added by 
     paragraph (1)), to determine whether the death or wounding 
     qualifies as a death or wounding resulting from a homegrown 
     violent extremist attack motivated or inspired by a foreign 
     terrorist organization for purposes of the award of the 
     Purple Heart pursuant to such section (as so added).
       (C) Actions following review.--If the death or wounding of 
     a member of the Armed Forces reviewed under subparagraph (B) 
     is determined to qualify as a death or wounding resulting 
     from a homegrown violent extremist attack motivated or 
     inspired by a foreign terrorist organization as described in 
     section 1129a of title 10, United States Code (as so added), 
     the Secretary concerned shall take appropriate action under 
     such section to award the Purple Heart to the member.
       (D) Secretary concerned defined.--In this paragraph, the 
     term ``Secretary concerned'' has the meaning given that term 
     in section 101(a)(9) of title 10, United States Code.
       (b) Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of 
     Freedom.--
       (1) Review of the november 5, 2009 attack at fort hood, 
     texas.--If the Secretary concerned determines, after a review 
     under subsection (a)(2)(B) regarding the attack that occurred 
     at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, that the death or 
     wounding of any member of the Armed Forces in that attack 
     qualified as a death or wounding resulting from a homegrown 
     violent extremist attack motivated or inspired by a foreign 
     terrorist organization as described in section 1129a of title 
     10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), the 
     Secretary of Defense shall make a determination as to whether 
     the death or wounding of any civilian employee of the 
     Department of Defense or civilian contractor in the same 
     attack meets the eligibility criteria for the award of the 
     Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom.
       (2) Award.--If the Secretary of Defense determines under 
     paragraph (1) that the death or wounding of any civilian 
     employee of the Department of Defense or civilian contractor 
     in the attack that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 
     5, 2009, meets the eligibility criteria for the award of the 
     Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, the 
     Secretary shall take appropriate action to award the 
     Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom to the 
     employee or contractor.
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  SA 2393. Mr. ENZI (for himself and Mr. Lee) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 514. NOTICE AND REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON MEETINGS RELATING 
                   TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE POLICIES ON RELIGIOUS 
                   LIBERTY.

       (a) Advance Notice.--
       (1) In general.--The Department of Defense shall provide to 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House 
     of Representatives advance written notice of any meeting to 
     be held between Department employees and civilians for the 
     purpose of writing, revising, issuing, implementing, 
     enforcing, or seeking advice, input, or counsel regarding 
     military policy related to religious liberty.
       (2) Contents of notice.--Notice provided under paragraph 
     (1) shall include information on the time, date, location, 
     and anticipated attendees of the meeting and information on 
     who initiated the meeting.
       (3) Verbal notice.--If a meeting to which this subsection 
     applies is scheduled less than

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     24 hours in advance of the meeting, the notice requirement 
     under paragraph (1) may be satisfied by a phone call if 
     Committee staff provide verbal confirmation of receipt of the 
     notice.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 72 hours after the conclusion 
     of a meeting to which subsection (a) applies, the Secretary 
     of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services 
     of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on 
     the meeting. The report shall include information on the 
     time, date, location, duration, and attendees of the meeting 
     and information on who initiated the meeting.
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  SA 2394. Mr. ENZI (for himself, Mr. Hoeven, and Mr. Barrasso) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1046. RESTRICTION ON REDUCTION OF NUCLEAR FORCES.

       None of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by this 
     Act or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense 
     for fiscal year 2014 may be used to reduce United States 
     nuclear forces below the levels specified under the New START 
     Treaty except pursuant to the treaty-making power of the 
     President under Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the 
     Constitution of the United States or the Arms Control and 
     Disarmament Act (Public Law 87-297).
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  SA 2395. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1003. REDUCTION IN BUDGETS OF MAJOR DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE HEADQUARTERS ACTIVITIES.

       (a) In General.--Commencing with fiscal year 2015, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall provide for a reduction in the 
     aggregate budget of the Department of Defense headquarters 
     activities specified in subsection (b) such that the 
     aggregate budget for such headquarters activities for fiscal 
     year 2018 does not exceed an amount equal to--
       (1) the aggregate amount requested for such headquarters 
     activities in the budget of the Department of Defense for 
     fiscal year 2013 (as included in the budget of the President 
     for that fiscal year submitted pursuant to section 1105 of 
     title 31, United States Code), minus
       (2) an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount described 
     in paragraph (1).
       (b) Headquarters Activities.--The Department of Defense 
     headquarters activities specified in this subsection are as 
     follows:
       (1) The Office of the Secretary of Defense, including 
     Principal Staff Assistants and their associated Defense 
     Agency staffs and Department of Defense field activity 
     staffs.
       (2) The Joint Staff.
       (3) The Office of the Secretary of the Army and Army Staff.
       (4) The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and Air 
     Staff.
       (5) The Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Office of the 
     Chief of Naval Operations, and Headquarters, Marine Corps.
       (6) The commands as follows:
       (A) The United Sates Army Forces Command.
       (B) The United States Army Materiel Command.
       (C) United States Army Pacific.
       (D) The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.
       (E) The United States Fleet Forces Command.
       (F) United States Naval Forces Europe.
       (G) United States Pacific Fleet.
       (H) The Air Combat Command.
       (I) The Air Education and Training Command.
       (J) The Air Force Materiel Command.
       (K) The Air Force Space Command.
       (L) The Air Mobility Command.
       (M) Pacific Air Forces.
       (N) United States Air Forces in Europe.
       (7) Reserve component commands, including the following:
       (A) The National Guard Bureau, the Army National Guard 
     Directorate, and the Air National Guard Readiness Center.
       (B) The Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve and the 
     Army Reserve Command.
       (C) Headquarters, Air Force Reserve and the Air Force 
     Reserve Command.
       (D) Headquarters, Navy Reserve Force and the Marine Corps 
     Forces Reserve.
       (8) Unified combatant command staffs, including the 
     following:
       (A) The United States Africa Command.
       (B) The United States Central Command.
       (C) The United States European Command.
       (D) The United States Northern Command.
       (E) The United States Pacific Command.
       (F) The United States Southern Command.
       (G) The United States Special Operations Command.
       (H) The United States Strategic Command.
       (I) The United States Transportation Command.
       (c) Scope of Reductions.--The reduction in the budget of a 
     headquarters activity to be achieved under subsection (a) 
     shall be a reduction in the total budget of the headquarters 
     activity (as specified in the future-years defense program 
     accompanying the budget of the President for fiscal year 
     2013), including--
       (1) costs of military and civilian personnel (whether 
     regular or reserve component) assigned to the headquarters 
     activity; and
       (2) associated costs of the headquarters activity, 
     including contract services, facilities, information 
     technology, and other costs that support headquarters 
     functions, including manpower and resources associated with 
     the Military Intelligence Program (MIP).
       (d) Administration of Reduction.--
       (1) Uniform allocation of reduction across fiscal years.--
     The Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, achieve the 
     reduction in the aggregate budget required by subsection (a) 
     by spreading the reduction evenly among the fiscal years 
     during which the reduction occurs.
       (2) Uniform application of percentage reduction among 
     covered headquarters.--The Secretary shall, to the extent 
     practicable, achieve the reduction in the aggregate budget 
     required by subsection (a) by achieving the same percentage 
     in the reduction of the budget for each headquarters activity 
     to which the reduction applies.
       (3) Prohibition on achievement through increase in budgets 
     of headquarters of subordinate commands.--The Secretary may 
     not achieve the reduction in the aggregate budget required by 
     subsection (a) through an increase in the budgets of 
     subordinate commands, subordinate headquarters activities, or 
     other associated activities.
       (4) Authority to consolidate certain commands.--
     Notwithstanding paragraph (2), the Secretary may restructure, 
     consolidate, or combine any of the headquarters activities 
     listed in paragraphs (1), (6), (7), and (8) of subsection (b) 
     as may be needed to support operational or strategic 
     objectives, so long as such restructuring, consolidation, or 
     combination is consistent with the achievement of the 
     reduction in the aggregate budget required by subsection (a).
       (e) Reports.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees, at the same time the budget 
     of the President for each of fiscal years 2016, 2017, 2018, 
     and 2019 is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of 
     title 31, United States Code, a report setting forth a 
     description of the progress of the Secretary in achieving the 
     reduction in the aggregate budget required by subsection (a) 
     during the prior fiscal year. Each report shall include a 
     certification by the Secretary whether the Secretary will 
     achieve, or has achieved, the reduction required.
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  SA 2396. Mrs. MURRAY (for herself and Mr. Kaine) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 153, between lines 24 and 25, insert the following:
       (4) Standing to appear and representation.--The Special 
     Victims' Counsel provided to a member of the Armed Forces or 
     dependent of a member of the Armed Forces under subsection 
     (b) of section 1565b of title 10, United States Code (as 
     amended by this section), shall be permitted to provide legal 
     representation in connection with the reporting, 
     investigation, and prosecution of a member of the Armed 
     Forces for the offense for which the Special Victims' Counsel 
     is provided. The representation shall include the right to 
     appear and be heard, to the extent the victim has a right to 
     be heard, at any proceeding under chapter 47 of title 10, 
     United States Code (the Uniform Code of Military Justice).
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  SA 2397. Mr. McCAIN (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. TRANSFER OF AIRCRAFT TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS FOR 
                   WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION PURPOSES.

       (a) Transfer of HC-130H Aircraft.--
       (1) Transfer by department of homeland security.--Not later 
     than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation

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     with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall transfer, without 
     reimbursement--
       (A) 7 HC-130H aircraft to the Secretary of the Air Force; 
     and
       (B) initial spares and necessary ground support equipment 
     for HC-130H aircraft to the Secretary of Agriculture for use 
     by the Forest Service Director of Aviation and Fire 
     Management as large air tanker wildfire suppression aircraft.
       (2) Air force actions.--Subject to the availability of 
     funds provided by the Undersecretary of Defense, Comptroller, 
     to the Secretary of the Air Force for HC-130H modifications, 
     the Secretary of the Air Force shall--
       (A) accept the HC-130H aircraft transferred by the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security under paragraph (1);
       (B) at the first available opportunity, promptly schedule 
     and serially synchronize with the Secretary of Homeland 
     Security and the Secretary of Agriculture the induction of 
     HC-130H aircraft to minimize maintenance induction on-ramp 
     wait time of HC-130H aircraft, while also affording the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security reasonable access to 
     operational aircraft prior to the aircraft's induction into 
     maintenance functions described in subparagraph (C);
       (C) perform center and outer wingbox replacement 
     modifications, progressive fuselage structural inspections, 
     and configuration modifications necessary to convert each HC-
     130H aircraft as large air tanker wildfire suppression 
     aircraft; and
       (D) after modifications described in subparagraph (C) are 
     completed for each HC-130H aircraft, the Secretary of the Air 
     Force shall transfer each aircraft without reimbursement to 
     the Secretary of Agriculture for use by the Forest Service 
     Director of Aviation and Fire Management as large air tanker 
     wildfire suppression aircraft.
       (3) Reimbursement.--The Undersecretary of Defense, 
     Comptroller, shall promptly reimburse the Secretary of the 
     Air Force for all fiscal resources utilized by the Department 
     of the Air Force to perform the HC-130H modifications 
     described under paragraph (2).
       (b) Transfer of C-23B+ Sherpa Aircraft.--The Secretary of 
     the Army shall transfer, without reimbursement--
       (1) up to 15 C-23B+ Sherpa aircraft in fiscal year 2014 to 
     the Secretary of Agriculture, subject to the quantity of C-
     23B+ Sherpa aircraft that the Forest Service Director of 
     Aviation and Fire Management determines are required to meet 
     fire-fighting requirements; and
       (2) initial spares and necessary ground support equipment 
     for operation of C-23B+ Sherpa aircraft to the Secretary of 
     Agriculture for use by the Forest Service Director of 
     Aviation and Fire Management.
       (c) Conditions of Certain Transfers.--Aircraft transferred 
     to the Secretary of Agriculture under this section--
       (1) may be used only for wildfire suppression purposes;
       (2) may not be flown outside of, or otherwise removed from, 
     the United States unless dispatched by the National 
     Interagency Fire Center in support of an international 
     agreement to assist in wildfire suppression efforts or for 
     other purposes approved by the Secretary of Agriculture in 
     writing in advance; and
       (3) may not be sold by the Secretary of Agriculture after 
     transfer.
       (d) Costs After Transfer.--Any costs of operation, 
     maintenance, sustainment, and disposal of excess aircraft, 
     initial spares, and ground support equipment transferred to 
     the Secretary of Agriculture under this section that are 
     incurred after the date of transfer shall be borne by the 
     Secretary of Agriculture.
       (e) Certification Requirement.--Notwithstanding any other 
     law, neither the Secretary of Agriculture nor the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security shall take possession of any C-27J 
     aircraft unless the Secretary of Defense and the Director of 
     the Office of Management and Budget certify to the 
     congressional defense committees within 30 days after the 
     enactment of this act that adequate funding has been 
     obligated to modify 7 HC-130H aircraft as large air tanker 
     wildfire suppression aircraft.
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  SA 2398. Mr. CORNYN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 713. PILOT PROGRAM ON INVESTIGATIONAL TREATMENT OF 
                   MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN 
                   INJURY AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

       (a) Pilot Program Authorized.--The Secretary of Defense may 
     carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary shall 
     establish a process for randomized placebo-controlled 
     clinical trials of investigational treatments (including 
     diagnostic testing) of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post-
     Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) received by members of the 
     Armed Forces in health care facilities other than military 
     treatment facilities.
       (b) Conditions for Approval.--The approval by the Secretary 
     for a treatment pursuant to subsection (a) shall be subject 
     to the following conditions:
       (1) Any drug or device used in the treatment must be 
     approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and 
     its use must comply with rules of the Food and Drug 
     Administration applicable to investigational new drugs or 
     investigational devices.
       (2) The treatment must be approved by the Secretary 
     following approval by an institutional review board operating 
     in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary of 
     Health and Human Services.
       (3) The patient receiving the treatment may not be a 
     retired member of the Armed Forces who is entitled to 
     benefits under part A, or eligible to enroll under part B, of 
     title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
       (c) Additional Restrictions Authorized.--The Secretary may 
     establish additional restrictions or conditions as the 
     Secretary determines appropriate to ensure the protection of 
     human research subjects, appropriate fiscal management, and 
     the validity of the research results.
       (d) Data Collection and Availability.--The Secretary shall 
     develop and maintain a database containing data from each 
     patient case involving the use of a treatment under this 
     section. The Secretary shall ensure that the database 
     preserves confidentiality and that any use of the database or 
     disclosures of such data are limited to such use and 
     disclosures permitted by law and applicable regulations.
       (e) Reports to Congress.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     last day of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House 
     of Representatives a report on the implementation of this 
     section and any available results on investigational 
     treatment clinical trials authorized under this section 
     during such fiscal year.
       (f) Termination.--The authority of the Secretary to carry 
     out the pilot program authorized by subsection (a) shall 
     terminate on December 31, 2018.
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  SA 2399. Ms. STABENOW (for herself, Ms. Collins, and Mr. King) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 410, strike lines 1 and 2, and insert the 
     following:

               Subtitle C--Domestic Refugee Resettlement

     SEC. 1221. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``Domestic Refugee 
     Resettlement Reform and Modernization Act of 2013''.

     SEC. 1222. DEFINITIONS.

       In this subtitle:
       (1) Community-based organization.--The term ``community-
     based organization'' means a nonprofit organization providing 
     a variety of social, health, educational and community 
     services to a population that includes refugees resettled 
     into the United States.
       (2) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the Director of 
     the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of 
     Health and Human Services.
       (3) National resettlement agency.--The term ``national 
     resettlement agency'' means voluntary agencies contracting 
     with the Department of State to provide sponsorship and 
     initial resettlement services to refugees entering the United 
     States.

     SEC. 1223. ASSESSMENT OF REFUGEE DOMESTIC RESETTLEMENT 
                   PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--As soon as practicable after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall conduct a study regarding the 
     effectiveness of the domestic refugee resettlement programs 
     operated by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
       (b) Matters To Be Studied.--In the study required under 
     subsection (a), the Comptroller General shall determine and 
     analyze--
       (1) how the Office of Refugee Resettlement defines self-
     sufficiency and if this definition is adequate in addressing 
     refugee needs in the United States;
       (2) the effectiveness of Office of Refugee Resettlement 
     programs in helping refugees to meet self-sufficiency and 
     integration;
       (3) the Office of Refugee Resettlement's budgetary 
     resources and project the amount of additional resources 
     needed to fully address the unmet needs of refugees with 
     regard to self-sufficiency and integration;
       (4) the role of community-based organizations in serving 
     refugees in areas experiencing a high number of new refugee 
     arrivals;
       (5) how community based organizations can be better 
     utilized and supported in the Federal domestic resettlement 
     process; and
       (6) recommended statutory changes to improve the Office of 
     Refugee Resettlement and the domestic refugee program in 
     relation to the matters analyzed under paragraphs (1) through 
     (5).
       (c) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the

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     Comptroller General shall submit to Congress the results of 
     the study required under subsection (a).

     SEC. 1224. REFUGEE ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Assistance Made Available to Secondary Migrants.--
     Section 412(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1522(a)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(C) The Director shall ensure that assistance under this 
     section is provided to refugees who are secondary migrants 
     and meet all other eligibility requirements for such 
     assistance.''.
       (b) Report on Secondary Migration.--Section 412(a)(3) of 
     such Act (8 U.S.C. 1522(a)(3)) is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(3)'';
       (2) by striking ``periodic'' and inserting ``annual''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) At the end of each fiscal year, the Director shall 
     submit a report to Congress that includes--
       ``(i) States experiencing departures and arrivals due to 
     secondary migration;
       ``(ii) likely reasons for migration;
       ``(iii) the impact of secondary migration on States hosting 
     secondary migrants;
       ``(iv) the availability of social services for secondary 
     migrants in those States; and
       ``(v) unmet needs of those secondary migrants.''.
       (c) Amendments to Social Services Funding.--Section 
     412(c)(1)(B) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1522(c)(1)(B)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by inserting ``a combination of--'' after ``based on'';
       (2) by striking ``the total number'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(i) the total number''; and
       (3) by striking the period at the end and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(ii) the total number of all other eligible populations 
     served by the Office during the period described who are 
     residing in the State as of the beginning of the fiscal year; 
     and
       ``(iii) projections on the number and nature of incoming 
     refugees and other populations served by the Office during 
     the subsequent fiscal year.''.
       (d) Notice and Rulemaking.--Not later than 90 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act and not later than 30 
     days before the effective date set forth in subsection (e), 
     the Director shall--
       (1) issue a proposed rule for a new formula by which grants 
     and contracts are to be allocated pursuant to the amendments 
     made by subsection (c); and
       (2) solicit public comment regarding such proposed rule.
       (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall become effective on the first day of the first fiscal 
     year that begins after the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1225. RESETTLEMENT DATA.

       (a) In General.--The Director shall expand the Office of 
     Refugee Resettlement's data analysis, collection, and sharing 
     activities in accordance with the requirements set forth in 
     subsections (b) through (e).
       (b) Data on Mental and Physical Medical Cases.--The 
     Director shall--
       (1) coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention, national resettlement agencies, community-based 
     organizations, and State refugee health programs to track 
     national and State trends on refugees arriving with Class A 
     medical conditions and other urgent medical needs; and
       (2) in collecting information under this subsection, 
     utilize initial refugee health screening data, including--
       (A) a history of severe trauma, torture, mental health 
     symptoms, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress 
     disorder recorded during domestic and international health 
     screenings; and
       (B) Refugee Medical Assistance utilization rate data.
       (c) Data on Housing Needs.--The Director shall partner with 
     State refugee programs, community-based organizations, and 
     national resettlement agencies to collect data relating to 
     the housing needs of refugees, including--
       (1) the number of refugees who have become homeless; and
       (2) the number of refugees who are at severe risk of 
     becoming homeless.
       (d) Data on Refugee Employment and Self-Sufficiency.--The 
     Director shall gather longitudinal information relating to 
     refugee self-sufficiency, integration, and employment status 
     during the 2-year period beginning 1 year after the date on 
     which the refugees arrived in the United States.
       (e) Availability of Data.--The Director shall annually--
       (1) update the data collected under this section; and
       (2) submit a report to Congress that contains the updated 
     data.

     SEC. 1226. GUIDANCE REGARDING REFUGEE PLACEMENT DECISIONS.

       (a) Consultation.--The Secretary of State shall provide 
     guidance to national resettlement agencies and State refugee 
     coordinators on consultation with local stakeholders 
     pertaining to refugee resettlement.
       (b) Best Practices.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
     Services, in collaboration with the Secretary of State, shall 
     collect best practices related to the implementation of the 
     guidance on stakeholder consultation on refugee resettlement 
     from voluntary agencies and State refugee coordinators and 
     disseminate such best practices to such agencies and 
     coordinators.

     SEC. 1227. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       This subtitle (except for the amendments made by section 
     1224) shall take effect on the date that is 90 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act.

                 Subtitle D--Reports and Other Matters

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2400. Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. Lee, Mr. Coons, Mr. Paul, 
and Mr. Cruz) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to 
the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1035. PROHIBITION ON THE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF 
                   CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS.

       Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following 
     new subsection (a):
       ``(a) No citizen shall be imprisoned or otherwise detained 
     by the United States except consistent with the Constitution 
     and pursuant to an act of Congress that expressly authorizes 
     such detention.'';
       (2) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
       ``(b)(1) A general authorization to use military force, a 
     declaration of war, or any similar authority, on its own, 
     shall not be construed to authorize the detention without 
     charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of 
     the United States apprehended in the United States.
       ``(2) Paragraph (1) applies to an authorization to use 
     military force, a declaration of war, or any similar 
     authority enacted before, on, or after the date of the 
     enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2014.
       ``(3) This section shall not be construed to authorize the 
     detention of a citizen of the United States, a lawful 
     permanent resident of the United States, or any other person 
     who is apprehended in the United States.''.
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  SA 2401. Mr. GRAHAM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2842. LIMITATION ON PHYSICAL RELOCATION OF ARMY 
                   RECRUITING AND RETENTION SCHOOL.

       The Secretary of the Army shall not undertake any action, 
     or use any funds available to the Army, to physically 
     relocate the Army Recruiting and Retention School from Fort 
     Jackson, South Carolina, until the Secretary submits to the 
     Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives a report setting forth the following:
       (1) An independent cost-benefit analysis of the proposed 
     relocation of the Army Recruiting and Retention School.
       (2) A description of the projected Army trainee population 
     at Fort Jackson in fiscal years 2015 through 2020.
       (3) An analysis of the military construction requirements 
     and costs for the erection of a structure at Fort Jackson 
     adequate to house all trainees attending the Army Recruiting 
     and Retention School.
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  SA 2402. Mr. GRAHAM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 722. COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES REPORT ON 
                   AVAILABILITY OF COMPOUNDED PHARMACEUTICALS IN 
                   THE MILITARY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than September 30, 2014, 
     the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to 
     Congress a report on the availability of compounded 
     pharmaceuticals in the military health care system.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description of the number of prescriptions for 
     compounded pharmaceuticals processed, and the types of 
     compounded pharmaceuticals dispensed, in military medical 
     treatment facilities and through the mail order and retail 
     venues of the pharmacy benefits program of the TRICARE 
     program in fiscal year 2013.

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       (2) A description of the categories of eligible 
     beneficiaries who received compounded pharmaceuticals in each 
     pharmacy venue of the military health care system in fiscal 
     year 2013.
       (3) A description of the claims reimbursement methodology 
     used by the manager of the pharmacy benefits program to 
     reimburse pharmacy providers for compounded pharmaceuticals, 
     and an assessment of the manner in which such methodology 
     compares with reimbursement methodologies used by other major 
     public programs and private insurers.
       (4) An estimate of potential cost savings for the 
     Department of Defense if the manager of the pharmacy benefits 
     program used an alternative claims reimbursement methodology 
     for compounded pharmaceuticals provided under the pharmacy 
     benefits program.
       (5) A review of the accreditation standards and options 
     intended to assure the safety and efficacy of compounded 
     pharmaceuticals available through the military health care 
     system.
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  SA 2403. Mr. GRAHAM submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 157, between the matter before line 1 and line 1, 
     insert the following:
       (e) Discharge and Enforcement of Rights of Victims To Be 
     Heard at Proceedings Relating to Offenses.--
       (1) Representation through counsel.--In any proceeding of 
     the military justice process in which a member of the Armed 
     Forces or dependent of a member who is the victim of a sexual 
     assault committed by a member of the Armed Forces has the 
     right to be heard, such member or dependent shall have the 
     right to be heard through an attorney who represents such 
     member or dependent.
       (2) Appellate enforcement of rights.--
       (A) Court of criminal appeals.--Section 866 of title 10, 
     United States Code (article 66 of the Uniform Code of 
     Military Justice), is amended--
       (i) by redesignating subsections (f), (g), and (h) as 
     subsections (g), (h), and (i), respectively; and
       (ii) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
     subsection (f):
       ``(f)(1) The Judge Advocate General may refer to a Court of 
     Criminal Appeals each petition by a member of the armed 
     forces or a dependent of a member for the enforcement of the 
     following rights:
       ``(A) Any right available to the petitioning member or 
     dependent to be heard at a proceeding of the military justice 
     process in connection with a sexual assault committed by a 
     member of the armed forces in which the petitioning member or 
     dependent was the victim.
       ``(B) The right of the petitioning member or dependent to 
     be represented by counsel at any such proceeding at which the 
     member or dependent has the right to be heard.
       ``(2) In a petition referred to it under paragraph (1), the 
     Court of Criminal Appeals may act only on the decision of the 
     military judge not to enforce a right referred to in that 
     paragraph.
       ``(3) If the Court of Criminal Appeals sets aside the 
     decision of a military judge, it may order the military judge 
     to enforce the rights of the member or dependent.''.
       (B) Court of appeals for the armed forces.--Section 867 of 
     title 10, United States Code (article 67 of the Uniform Code 
     of Military Justice), is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new subsection:
       ``(f)(1) The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces shall 
     have the authority, in its discretion, to review each 
     petition for review by a member of the armed forces or 
     dependent of a member of a decision of the Court of Criminal 
     Appeals under section 866(f) of this title (article 66(f)) 
     not to enforce a right of the member or dependent under 
     paragraph (1) of that section.
       ``(2) In a case reviewed by it under paragraph (1), the 
     review of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces shall be 
     limited to the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals. The 
     Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces shall only take action 
     with respect to matters of law.
       ``(3) If the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces sets 
     aside the decision of a Court of Criminal Appeals, it may 
     order the enforcement of the right of the member or 
     dependent.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2404. Mr. KING submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle D of title VI, add the following:

     SEC. 646. RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF AUTHORITY FOR 
                   RECOMPUTATION OF RETIRED PAY FOR RESERVE 
                   RETIREES FOR CERTAIN SERVICE IN ACTIVE STATUS 
                   AFTER RETIREMENT BEFORE OCTOBER 28, 2009.

       (a) Recomputation Required for Reserves Meeting Two-year 
     Service Requirement.--In the case of any Reserve who 
     completed not less than two years of service on active status 
     as described in subsection (e)(1) of section 12739 of title 
     10, United States Code, before October 28, 2009, the 
     Secretary concerned shall recompute the retired pay of such 
     Reserve under such section as if such subsection applied to 
     such Reserve for such service.
       (b) Recomputation Authorized for Other Covered Reserves.--
     In the case of any Reserve who served on active status as 
     described in subsection (e)(2) of section 12739 of title 10, 
     United States Code, before October 28, 2009, the Secretary 
     concerned may recompute the retired pay of such Reserve under 
     such section as if subsection (e)(1) of such section applied 
     to such Reserve for such service.
       (c) Effective Date of Recomputation.--Any recomputation of 
     retired pay under this section shall be effective only for 
     retired pay payable for months beginning on or after the date 
     of such recomputation.
       (d) Secretary Concerned Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``Secretary concerned'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 101(a)(9) of title 10, United States Code.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2405. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 549, beginning with line 13, strike through line 15 
     on page 554 and insert the following:

                  TITLE XXXV--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

     SEC. 3501. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR NATIONAL 
                   SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE MERCHANT MARINE FOR 
                   FISCAL YEAR 2014.

       Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal 
     year 2014, to be available without fiscal year limitation if 
     so provided in appropriations Acts, for the use of the 
     Department of Transportation for Maritime Administration 
     programs associated with maintaining national security 
     aspects of the merchant marine, as follows:
       (1) For expenses necessary for operations of the United 
     States Merchant Marine Academy, $81,268,000, of which--
       (A) $67,268,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     Academy operations; and
       (B) $14,000,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     capital asset management at the Academy.
       (2) For expenses necessary to support the State maritime 
     academies, $17,100,000, of which--
       (A) $2,400,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     student incentive payments;
       (B) $3,600,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     direct payments to such academies; and
       (C) $11,100,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     maintenance and repair of State maritime academy training 
     vessels.
       (3) For expenses necessary to dispose of vessels in the 
     National Defense Reserve Fleet, $2,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended.
       (4) For expenses to maintain and preserve a United States-
     flag merchant marine to serve the national security needs of 
     the United States under chapter 531 of title 46, United 
     States Code, $186,000,000.

     SEC. 3502. TREATMENT OF FUNDS FOR INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION 
                   MARITIME FACILITY, PORT OF ANCHORAGE, ALASKA.

       Section 10205 of Public Law 109-59 (119 Stat. 1934) is 
     amended by striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''.
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  SA 2406. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XXXV, add the following:

     SEC. 3502. REPORT ON THE READY RESERVE FORCE OF THE MARITIME 
                   ADMINISTRATION.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) It is in the interest of United States national 
     security that the United States merchant marine, both ships 
     and mariners, serve as a naval auxiliary in times of war or 
     national emergency.
       (2) It is important to augment the readiness of the United 
     States merchant fleet with a Government-owned reserve fleet 
     comprised of ships with national defense features that may 
     not be available immediately in sufficient numbers or types 
     in the active United States-owned, United States-flagged, and 
     United States-crewed commercial industry.

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       (3) The Ready Reserve Force of the Maritime Administration, 
     a component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, plays an 
     important role in United States national security by 
     providing necessary readiness and efficiency in the form of a 
     Government-owned sealift fleet.
       (4) By 2025, 7 out of 27 standard-speed roll-on/roll-off 
     vessels in the Ready Reserve Force will have reached their 
     end of service life. Only 5 of such vessels will still be 
     within their service life by 2030.
       (5) The Ready Reserve Force could avoid at least 
     $463,000,000 in costs over the next 20 years through a pilot 
     program involving 5 dual-use vessels.
       (6) A successful dual-use vessel program could provide--
       (A) private sector benefits for the domestic shipbuilding 
     and maritime freight industries; and
       (B) an opportunity to outfit vessels with natural gas 
     engines, lowering long-term fuel costs and emissions.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the United States should maintain a shipbuilding base 
     to meet United States national security requirements;
       (2) the Ready Reserve Force of the Maritime Administration 
     should remain capable, modern, and efficient in order to best 
     serve the national security needs of the United States in 
     times of war or national emergency;
       (3) Federal agencies should consider investment options for 
     replacing aging vessels within the Ready Reserve Force to 
     meet future operational commitments; and
       (4) investment in recapitalizing the Ready Reserve Force 
     should include--
       (A) construction of dual-use vessels, based on need, for 
     use in the America's Marine Highway Program of the Department 
     of Transportation, as a recent study performed under a 
     cooperative agreement between the Maritime Administration and 
     the Navy demonstrated that dual-use vessels transporting 
     domestic freight between United States ports could be called 
     upon to supplement sealift capacity;
       (B) construction of tanker vessels to meet military 
     transport needs; and
       (C) construction of vessels for use in transporting 
     potential new energy exports.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of the Navy, shall submit to 
     the congressional defense committees a report on the cost-
     effectiveness of the recapitalizing methods for the Ready 
     Reserve Force described under subsection (b)(4) that includes 
     an assessment of the risks involved with Federal financing of 
     dual-use vessels.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2407. Mr. MORAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 593. SENSE OF SENATE THAT FUNDS FOR PLANNED OR SCHEDULED 
                   EXCAVATIONS IN FISCAL YEAR 2014 IN CONNECTION 
                   WITH POW/MIA ACCOUNTING ACTIVITIES SHOULD NOT 
                   BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS.

       It is the sense of the Senate that funds for planned or 
     scheduled excavations in fiscal year 2014 in connection with 
     POW/MIA accounting activities should not be subject to annual 
     appropriations.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2408. Ms. MURKOWSKI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1066. REPORT ON READINESS OF AIR FORCE COMBAT RESCUE 
                   HELICOPTER FLEET.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than April 1, 2014, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall, in consultation with the 
     Chief of the National Guard Bureau, submit to congressional 
     defense committees a report setting forth an assessment of 
     the readiness of the Air Force combat rescue helicopter 
     fleet.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the readiness of the Air Force combat 
     rescue helicopter fleet, including--
       (A) the number and type of helicopters in the combat rescue 
     helicopter fleet operated by each of the Air Force, the Air 
     Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard;
       (B) the Aircraft Availability Rate, and the number of hours 
     flown for each of the preceding 12 months, for the portion of 
     the fleet operated by each of the Air Force, the Air Force 
     Reserve, and the Air National Guard; and
       (C) the costs associated with sustaining and training the 
     current fleet of Air Force combat rescue helicopters over the 
     current five year defense plan.
       (2) A plan for near-term, middle-term, and long-term 
     modernization and recapitalization of the Air Force combat 
     rescue helicopter fleet.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2409. Mr. BOOZMAN (for himself, Mr. Warner, and Mr. Wicker) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XXXV, add the following:

     SEC. 3502. UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY BOARD OF 
                   VISITORS.

       Section 51312 of title 46, United States Code, is amended 
     to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 51312. Board of Visitors

       ``(a) In General.--A Board of Visitors to the United States 
     Merchant Marine Academy (hereinafter referred to as the 
     `Board') shall be established to provide independent advice 
     and recommendations on matters relating to the United States 
     Merchant Marine Academy.
       ``(b) Appointment and Membership.--
       ``(1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2014, the Board shall be composed of--
       ``(A) 2 Senators appointed by the chairman, in consultation 
     with the ranking member, of the Committee on Commerce, 
     Science, and Transportation of the Senate;
       ``(B) 3 members of the House of Representatives appointed 
     by the chairman, in consultation with the ranking member, of 
     the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives;
       ``(C) 1 Senator appointed by the Vice President, who shall 
     be a member of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;
       ``(D) 2 members of the House of Representatives appointed 
     by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in 
     consultation with the Minority Leader, at least 1 of whom 
     shall be a member of the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives;
       ``(E) the Commander of the United States Transportation 
     Command;
       ``(F) the Commander of the Military Sealift Command;
       ``(G) the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy of the 
     United States Coast Guard;
       ``(H) 4 individuals appointed by the President; and
       ``(I) as ex officio members--
       ``(i) the chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
     and Transportation of the Senate;
       ``(ii) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of 
     the House of Representatives; and
       ``(iii) the chairman of the Advisory Board to the United 
     States Merchant Marine Academy established in section 51313.
       ``(2) Presidential appointees.--Of the individuals 
     appointed by the President under paragraph (1)(H)--
       ``(A) at least 2 shall be graduates of the United States 
     Merchant Marine Academy;
       ``(B) at least 1 shall be a senior corporate officer from a 
     United States maritime shipping company that participates in 
     the Maritime Security Program, and this appointment shall 
     rotate biennially among the companies enrolled in the 
     Maritime Security Program; and
       ``(C) at least 1 shall be a Commissioner of the Federal 
     Maritime Commission.
       ``(3) Term of service.--Each member of the Board shall 
     serve for a term of 2 years commencing at the beginning of 
     each Congress, except that any member whose term on the Board 
     has expired shall continue to serve until a successor is 
     designated.
       ``(4) Vacancies.--If a member of the Board dies or resigns, 
     the Designated Federal Officer selected under subsection 
     (g)(1)(B) shall immediately notify the official who appointed 
     such member. Not later than 60 days after that notification, 
     such official shall designate a replacement to serve the 
     remainder of such member's term.
       ``(5) Current members.--Each member of the Board serving on 
     the date of the enactment of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 shall continue to 
     serve for the remainder of such member's term.
       ``(6) Designation and responsibility of substitute board 
     members.--A member of the Board described in subparagraph 
     (E), (F), or (G) of subsection (b)(1) or subparagraph (B) or 
     (C) of subsection (b)(2) may, if unable to attend or 
     participate in an activity described in subsection (d), (e), 
     or (f), designate another individual to serve as a substitute 
     member of the Board, on a temporary basis, to attend or 
     participate in such activity. Such designee shall be 
     permitted to fully participate in the proceedings and 
     activities of the Board and shall report back to the member 
     on the Board's activities not later than 15 days following 
     the designee's participation in such activities.
       ``(c) Chairperson.--
       ``(1) In general.--On a biennial basis, the Board shall 
     select from among its members,

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     a member of the House of Representatives or a Senator to 
     serve as the Chairperson.
       ``(2) Rotation.--The Chairperson of the Board shall rotate 
     on a biennial basis between a member of the Board who is a 
     member of the House of Representatives and a member of the 
     Senate.
       ``(3) Term.--An individual may not serve as Chairperson for 
     more than 1 consecutive term.
       ``(d) Meetings.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Board shall meet several times each 
     year as provided for in the Charter under paragraph (2)(B), 
     including at least 1 meeting held at the Academy.
       ``(2) Selection and consideration.--Not later than 120 days 
     after the date of the enactment of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, the Designated 
     Federal Officer selected under subsection (g)(1)(B) shall 
     organize a meeting of the Board for the purposes of--
       ``(A) selecting a Chairperson; and
       ``(B) consideration of an official Charter for the Board, 
     which shall provide for the meeting of the Board at least 4 
     times each year.
       ``(e) Visiting the Academy.--
       ``(1) Annual visit.--The Board shall visit the United 
     States Merchant Marine Academy annually on a date selected by 
     the Board, in consultation with the Secretary of 
     Transportation and the Superintendent of the Academy.
       ``(2) Other visits.--In cooperation with the 
     Superintendent, the Board or its members may make other 
     visits to the Academy in connection with the duties of the 
     Board.
       ``(3) Access.--During a visit to the Academy under this 
     subsection, the members of the Board shall have access to the 
     grounds, facilities, midshipmen, faculty, staff, and other 
     personnel of the Academy for the purposes of carrying out the 
     duties of the Board.
       ``(f) Responsibility.--The Board shall inquire into the 
     state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, 
     physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and 
     other matters relating to the United States Merchant Marine 
     Academy that the Board decides to consider.
       ``(g) Department of Transportation Support.--The Secretary 
     of Transportation shall--
       ``(1) provide support as deemed necessary for the 
     performance of the Board's functions;
       ``(2) not later than 60 days after the date of the 
     enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2014, select a Designated Federal Officer to 
     support the performance of the Board's functions; and
       ``(3) in cooperation with the Maritime Administrator and 
     the Superintendent of the Academy, provide the Board candid 
     and complete disclosure, consistent with applicable laws 
     concerning the disclosure of information, with respect to 
     institutional problems.
       ``(h) Staff.--Staff members may be designated to serve 
     without reimbursement as staff for the Board by--
       ``(1) the Chairperson of the Board;
       ``(2) the chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, 
     and Transportation of the Senate; and
       ``(3) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of 
     the House of Representatives.
       ``(i) Travel Expenses.--When serving away from home or 
     regular place of business, a member of the Board or a staff 
     member designated under subsection (h) shall be allowed 
     travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, 
     as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code.
       ``(j) Reports.--
       ``(1) Annual report.--Not later than 60 days after each 
     annual visit required by subsection (e)(1), the Board shall 
     submit to the President a written report of its actions, 
     views, and recommendations pertaining to the United States 
     Merchant Marine Academy.
       ``(2) Other reports.--If the members of the Board make a 
     visit to the Academy under subsection (e)(2), the Board 
     shall--
       ``(A) prepare a report on such visit; and
       ``(B) if approved by a majority of the members of the 
     Board, submit such report to the President not later than 60 
     days after the date of the approval.
       ``(3) Advisors.--Upon approval by the Secretary of 
     Transportation, the Board may call in advisers for 
     consultation regarding the execution of the Board's 
     responsibility under subsection (f) or to assist in 
     preparation of a report under paragraph (1) or (2).
       ``(4) Submission.--A report submitted to the President 
     under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be concurrently submitted to 
     the following:
       ``(A) The Secretary of Transportation.
       ``(B) The Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate.
       ``(C) The Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives.''.
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  SA 2410. Mr. MARKEY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title XXVIII, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 2803. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT UNSPECIFIED 
                   MINOR MILITARY CONSTRUCTION.

       (a) Increased Threshold for Application of Secretary 
     Approval and Congressional Notification Requirements.--
     Subsection (b)(1) of section 2805 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``$750,000'' and inserting 
     ``$1,000,000''.
       (b) Increase in Maximum Amount of Operation and Maintenance 
     Funds Authorized to Be Used for Certain Projects.--Subsection 
     (c)(1)(B) of such section is amended by striking ``$750,000'' 
     and inserting ``$1,000,000''.
       (c) Annual Location Adjustment of Dollar Limitations.--Such 
     section is further amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subsection:
       ``(f) Adjustment of Dollar Limitations for Location.--Each 
     fiscal year, the Secretary concerned shall adjust the dollar 
     limitations specified in this section applicable to an 
     unspecified minor military construction project to reflect 
     the area construction cost index for military construction 
     projects published by the Department of Defense during the 
     prior fiscal year for the location of the project.''.
       (d) Modification and Extension of Authority for Laboratory 
     Revitalization Projects.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (d) of section 2805 of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``not more than 
     $2,000,000'' and inserting ``not more than $4,000,000, 
     notwithstanding subsection(c)'';
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking the first sentence and 
     inserting the following: ``For purposes of this subsection, 
     an unspecified minor military construction project is a 
     military construction project that (notwithstanding 
     subsection (a)) has an approved cost equal to or less than 
     $4,000,000.''; and
       (C) in paragraph (5), by striking ``2016'' and inserting 
     ``2020''.
       (2) Application to current projects.--The amendments made 
     by paragraph (1) do not apply to any laboratory 
     revitalization project for which the design phase has been 
     completed as of the date of the enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2411. Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Kirk, 
Mr. Harkin, and Mr. Boozman) submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for 
fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, 
for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department 
of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal 
year, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title III, add the following:

     SEC. 314. CONSIDERATION OF ARMY ARSENAL CAPABILITY TO FULFILL 
                   MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Consideration of Capability of Arsenals.--When 
     undertaking a make-or-buy analysis, a program executive 
     officer or program manager of a military department or 
     Defense Agency shall consider the capability of arsenals 
     owned by the United States to fulfill a manufacturing 
     requirement.
       (b) Notification of Solicitations.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of 
     Defense shall establish and implement a system for ensuring 
     that the arsenals owned by the United States are notified of 
     any solicitation that fulfills a manufacturing requirement 
     for which there is no or limited domestic commercial source 
     and which may be appropriate for manufacturing within an 
     arsenal owned by the United States.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2412. Mr. COONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XII, add the following:

                   Subtitle D--Somalia Stabilization

     SEC. 1241. SHORT TITLE.

       This subtitle may be cited as the ``Somalia Stabilization 
     Act of 2013''.

     SEC. 1242. FINDINGS.

       Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) Since the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991, 
     Somalia has struggled to rebuild a government and assert 
     order and control over warlords, clan militias, and extremist 
     groups.
       (2) The lack of functioning state and governing structures 
     led to chronic humanitarian need within Somalia and enabled 
     terrorist groups, maritime crime, illicit trafficking, and 
     mass refugee flows to flourish.
       (3) In 2007, the Ethiopian military ousted the Islamic 
     Courts Union and the United Nations authorized the African 
     Union to deploy a peacekeeping force to Somalia-the African 
     Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), in order to support the 
     Transitional Federal Government to establish order in 
     Somalia. AMISOM currently consists of troops from Burundi, 
     Djibouti, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.

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       (4) In 2008, Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (al-Shabaab) 
     was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a 
     Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity by the United 
     States Government.
       (5) In 2010, al-Shabaab took control of southern and 
     central Somalia and instituted strict Sharia law.
       (6) In July 2010, Al-Shabaab retaliated against a 
     contributor to AMISOM by carrying out an attack in Kampala, 
     Uganda, which killed 74 people and injured 70 others.
       (7) In 2010, in response to growing al-Shabaab dominance 
     and brutality, the AMISOM mandate was expanded to directly 
     target and counter al-Shabaab in Somalia.
       (8) In 2011 and 2012, when many parts of the country were 
     suffering from severe food insecurity and famine, al-Shabaab 
     denied humanitarian access to its residents, resulting in the 
     death of close to 260,000 people and acute food insecurity 
     for millions.
       (9) In 2011, the Kenyan Defense Force joined AMISOM, to 
     help take control of urban areas like Mogadishu and Kismayo 
     from al-Shabaab control.
       (10) In 2012, improved security in much of urban Somalia 
     enabled the Transitional Federal Government to complete a 
     draft constitution and end its transitional term.
       (11) In 2012 a regionally-representative Somali constituent 
     assembly elected a new Federal parliament, which in turn 
     elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
       (12) The United States, Arab and European countries, the 
     United Nations, and the African Union officially recognized 
     the new Somali government, citing the process that created it 
     as being the most credible and inclusive process to date.
       (13) On March 6, 2013, the United Nations Security Council 
     passed Resolution 2093, creating a new exemption to the 21 
     year-old arms embargo for a period of 12 months, to allow for 
     ``deliveries of weapons or military equipment or the 
     provision of advice, assistance or training, intended solely 
     for the development of the National Security Forces of the 
     Federal Government of Somalia'', and calling for the 
     training, equipping, and capacity-building of Somalia 
     Security Forces, including both its armed forces and police, 
     with special focus on the development of infrastructure to 
     ``ensure the safe storage, registration, maintenance and 
     distribution of military equipment,'' and ``procedures and 
     codes of conduct. . .for the registration, distribution, use, 
     and storage of weapons''.
       (14) On May 2, 2013, the United National Security Council 
     passed Resolution 2102, establishing the United Nations 
     Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) under the leadership of 
     a Special Representative of the Secretary-General to support 
     the Government of Somalia with peace-building, state-building 
     and governance, as well as the coordination of international 
     assistance.
       (15) Though greeted with great optimism, the Government of 
     Somalia has run into many challenges, which has stalled its 
     efforts to finalize the constitution, guide the structure of 
     the new state, or provide services to the population.
       (16) President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his government 
     have committed to the completion of these tasks and to 
     holding a constitutional referendum and national election by 
     2016.
       (17) On September 16, 2013, the international community and 
     a high level Somali delegation endorsed a compact based on 
     the ``New Deal Strategy for Engagement in Fragile States.'' 
     Donors pledged $2,400,000,000 over three years to support 
     Somali development priorities, including $69,000,000 from the 
     United States.
       (18) Al Shabaab continues to use terrorist tactics to 
     attack soft targets. On September 21 through the 24, 2013, 
     al-Shabaab perpetrated an attack on the Westgate mall in 
     Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people.

     SEC. 1243. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

       It is the sense of Congress that the United States should--
       (1) support the Somali Federal Government, regional 
     administrations, Federal units, and people in their ongoing 
     efforts to consolidate political gains and develop credible, 
     transparent, and representative government systems and 
     institutions, and foster complementary processes at the 
     local, regional, and national levels;
       (2) continue to support African-led regional efforts to 
     improve security and stability in Somalia, including through 
     the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and the United 
     Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM);
       (3) support the people and Government of Somalia to develop 
     professional and regionally and ethnically representative 
     Somali security forces that are capable of maintaining and 
     expanding security within Somalia, confronting international 
     security threats such as terrorism, and preventing human 
     rights abuses;
       (4) continue to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance 
     as needed, while bolstering resilience and building a 
     foundation for sustained, inclusive development for the 
     people of Somalia; and
       (5) carry out all diplomatic, economic, intelligence, 
     military, and development activities in Somalia within the 
     context of a comprehensive strategy coordinated through an 
     interagency process.

     SEC. 1244. REQUIREMENT OF A STRATEGY TO SUPPORT THE 
                   CONSOLIDATION OF SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE GAINS 
                   IN SOMALIA.

       (a) Requirement for Strategy.--Not later than 120 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President 
     shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a 
     strategy to guide future United States action in support of 
     the Government and people of Somalia to foster economic 
     growth and opportunity, counter armed threats to stability, 
     and develop credible, transparent, and representative 
     government systems and institutions.
       (b) Content of Strategy.--The strategy required under 
     subsection (a) should include the following elements:
       (1) A clearly stated policy toward Somalia on supporting 
     the consolidation of political gains at the national level, 
     while also encouraging and supporting complementary processes 
     at the local and regional levels.
       (2) Measures to support the development goals identified by 
     the people and Government of Somalia.
       (3) Plans for strengthening efforts by the Government of 
     Somalia, the African Union, and regional governments to 
     stabilize the security situation within Somalia and further 
     degrade al-Shabaab's capabilities, in order to enable the 
     eventual transfer of security operations to Somali security 
     forces capable of--
       (A) maintaining and expanding security within Somalia;
       (B) confronting international security threats; and
       (C) preventing human rights abuses.
       (4) Plans for supporting the development and 
     professionalization of regionally and ethnically 
     representative Somali security forces, including the 
     infrastructure and procedures required to ensure chain of 
     custody and the safe storage of military equipment and an 
     assessment of the benefits and risks of the provision of 
     weaponry to the Somali security forces by the United States.
       (5) A description of United States national security 
     objectives addressed through military-to-military cooperation 
     activities with Somali security forces.
       (6) A description of security risks to United States 
     personnel conducting security cooperation activities within 
     Somalia and plans to assist the Somali security forces in 
     preventing infiltration and insider attacks, including 
     through the application of lessons learned in United States 
     military training efforts in Afghanistan.
       (7) A description of United States tools for monitoring and 
     responding to violations of the United Nations Security 
     Council arms embargo, charcoal ban, and other international 
     agreements affecting the stability of Somalia.
       (8) A description of mechanisms for coordinating United 
     States military and non-military assistance with other 
     international donors, regional governments, and relevant 
     multilateral organizations.
       (9) Plans to increase United States diplomatic engagement 
     with Somalia, including through the future establishment of 
     an embassy or other diplomatic posts in Mogadishu.
       (10) Any other element the President determines 
     appropriate.
       (c) Reports.--Not later than 180 days from the submission 
     of the strategy required under subsection (a), and annually 
     thereafter for three years, the President shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress an update on 
     implementation of the strategy and progress made in Somalia 
     in security, stability, development, and governance.
       (d) Form.--The strategy under this section shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified 
     annex. The reports may take the form of a briefing, 
     unclassified report, or unclassified report with a classified 
     annex.
       (e) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Select 
     Committee Intelligence of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
     Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2413. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 153. SUSTAINMENT PLAN FOR THE AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS 
                   INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE 
                   FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Sustainment Plan Required.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under 
     Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and 
     Logistics, shall in consultation with the Joint Strike 
     Fighter Joint Program Office, acting through that Office, or 
     both, develop a comprehensive plan for the sustainment of the 
     Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) of the F-35 
     Joint Strike Fighter weapon system.
       (b) Elements.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The status of the development of the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System,

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     including functionality and workarounds, a detailed timeline 
     to resolve outstanding issues with the system, and a 
     description of risk and cost reduction efforts in connection 
     with sustaining the system.
       (2) The manner in which the Government will secure access 
     to and the rights in technical data needed for the Government 
     to provide for competitive procurement of appropriate 
     elements of the sustainment program of the Autonomic 
     Logistics System (ALS), of which the Autonomic Logistics 
     Information System is a component, as well as how the 
     Government will control all the interfaces (including 
     logistics and maintenance data, production data, performance 
     measurement, enterprise resource planning, and other 
     interfaces) from the air vehicle through the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System, and out of the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System, in order to allow competition 
     for sustainment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter weapon 
     system throughout its entire lifecycle.
       (3) The manner in which long-term sustainment (including 
     design, architecture, and integration) of the software of the 
     Autonomic Logistics Information System may take advantage of 
     public-private partnerships authorized by section 2474 of 
     title 10, United States Code, including schedules for actions 
     necessary for such sustainment.
       (4) A plan to select, designate, and activate any 
     Government-owned and Government-operated site to serve as the 
     Autonomic Logistics Operating Unit (ALOU).
       (5) A plan to ensure that the Autonomic Logistics 
     Information System provides total asset visibility and 
     accountability (including asset valuation and tracking) and 
     will be incorporated into existing Government-owned and 
     Government-controlled systems and any successor systems.
       (c) Additional Requirements.--
       (1) Compliance with applicable law.--The plan required by 
     subsection (a) shall comply with applicable provisions of 
     law.
       (2) Conformity with cost-reduction policies.--The plan 
     shall also conform to the cost-reduction policies of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (d) Implementation.--The Under Secretary shall implement 
     the plan required by subsection (a) with the concurrence of 
     the Program Executive Officer of the Joint Strike Fighter 
     Program.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2414. Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. Chambliss) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 514. VOLUNTARY RELEASE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION FOR 
                   SEPARATING MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TO STATE 
                   EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES.

       (a) Release by DoD.--The Secretary of Defense shall, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, carry 
     out a program under which the Department of Defense shall, 
     upon the request of a member undergoing discharge, 
     separation, or release from the Armed Forces, provide 
     information on the member described in subsection (c) to the 
     State employment agency of each State designated by the 
     member in the request. Such information shall be so provided 
     not earlier than 90 days before the date of the separation, 
     discharge, or release of the member concerned.
       (b) Release by VA.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     carry out a program under which the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs shall, upon the request of a veteran made not later 
     than 90 days after the date of the veteran's discharge, 
     separation, or release from the Armed Forces, provide 
     information on the veteran described in subsection (c) to the 
     State employment agency of each State designated by the 
     veteran in the request. A veteran may make a request under 
     this subsection only if the veteran did not make a request 
     under subsection (a) for the provision of such information to 
     State employment agencies.
       (c) Covered Information.--Information described in this 
     subsection on an individual making a request under subsection 
     (a) or (b) is the following:
       (1) The individual's name.
       (2) The date, or anticipated date, of the individual's 
     discharge, separation, or release from the Armed Forces.
       (3) The characterization, or anticipated characterization, 
     of the individual's discharge from the Armed Forces.
       (4) The individual's sex.
       (5) The individual's marital status.
       (6) The individual's State of domicile.
       (7) The individual's level of education.
       (8) Appropriate contact information for the individual.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2415. Mr. WARNER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

         On page 284, between lines 20 and 21, insert the 
     following:
         (4) Risk-based monitoring.--The strategy required by 
     paragraph (1) shall--
         (A) include the development of a risk-based approach to 
     monitoring and reinvestigation that prioritizes which cleared 
     individuals shall be subject to frequent reinvestigations and 
     random checks, such as the personnel with the broadest access 
     to classified information or with access to the most 
     sensitive classified information, including information 
     technology specialists or other individuals with such broad 
     access commonly known as ``super users'';
         (B) ensure that if the system of continuous monitoring 
     for all cleared individuals described in paragraph (3)(D) is 
     implemented in phases, such system shall be implemented on a 
     priority basis for the individuals prioritized under 
     subparagraph (A); and
         (C) ensure that the activities of individuals prioritized 
     under subparagraph (A) shall be monitored especially closely.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2416. Ms. HIRONO submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IX, add the following:

     SEC. 908. FIVE-YEAR REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATION OF 
                   APPROPRIATE MANPOWER PERFORMANCE.

       Section 2330a of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (g) and (h) as subsections 
     (h) and (i), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new 
     subsection (g):
       ``(g) Certifications of Appropriate Manpower Performance.--
     (1) Beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing through 
     fiscal year 2018, the Secretary of Defense, or an official 
     designated personally by the Secretary, not later than 
     February 1 of each reporting year, shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees the findings of the reviews 
     required under subsection (e) and certify in writing that--
       ``(A) all Department of Defense contractor positions 
     identified as being responsible for the performance of 
     inherently governmental functions have been eliminated;
       ``(B) each Department of Defense contract that is a 
     personal services contract has been entered into, and is 
     being performed, in accordance with applicable laws and 
     regulations; and
       ``(C) any contract for services that includes any functions 
     that are closely associated with inherently governmental 
     functions or designated as critical have been reviewed to 
     determine if those activities should be--
       ``(i) subject to action pursuant to section 2463 of this 
     title; or
       ``(ii) converted to an acquisition approach that would be 
     more advantageous to the Department of Defense.
       ``(2) If the certifications required in paragraph (1) are 
     not submitted by the date required in a reporting year, the 
     Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall assess 
     the Department's compliance with subsection (e) and determine 
     why the Secretary could not make the certifications required 
     in paragraph (1). The Inspector General shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees, not later than May 1 of the 
     reporting year, a report on such assessment and 
     determination.
       ``(3) Not later than May 1 of each reporting year, the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report containing the 
     Comptroller General's assessment of the reviews conducted 
     under subsection (e) and the actions taken to resolve the 
     findings of the reviews.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2417. Mr. TESTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IX, add the following:

     SEC. 908. FIVE-YEAR REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATION OF 
                   APPROPRIATE MANPOWER PERFORMANCE.

       Section 2330a of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (g) and (h) as subsections 
     (h) and (i), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new 
     section (g):
       ``(g) Certifications of Appropriate Manpower Performance.--
     (1) Beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing through 
     fiscal year 2018, the Secretary of Defense, or an official 
     designated personally by the Secretary, no

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     later than February 1 of each reporting year, shall submit to 
     the congressional defense committees the findings of the 
     reviews required under subsection (e) and certify in writing 
     that--
       ``(A) all Department of Defense contractor positions 
     identified as being responsible for the performance of 
     inherently governmental functions have been eliminated;
       ``(B) each Department of Defense contract that is a 
     personal services contract has been entered into, and is 
     being performed, in accordance with applicable laws and 
     regulations; and
       ``(C) any contract for services that includes any functions 
     that are closely associated with inherently governmental 
     functions or designated as critical have been reviewed to 
     determine if those activities should be--
       ``(i) subject to action pursuant to section 2463 of this 
     title; or
       ``(ii) converted to an acquisition approach that would be 
     more advantageous to the Department of Defense.
       ``(2) If the certifications required in paragraph (1) are 
     not submitted by the date required in a reporting year, the 
     Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall assess 
     the Department's compliance with subsection (e) and determine 
     why the Secretary could not make the certifications required 
     in paragraph (1). The Inspector General shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees, not later than May 1 of the 
     reporting year, a report on such assessment and 
     determination.
       ``(3) Not later than May 1 of each reporting year, the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report containing the 
     Comptroller General's assessment of the reviews conducted 
     under subsection (e) and the actions taken to resolve the 
     findings of the reviews.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2418. Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. Blumenthal) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 722. PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF 
                   THE ARMED FORCES, THEIR DEPENDENTS, AND 
                   VETERANS.

       Not later than April 1, 2014, the Attorney General shall, 
     in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs, prescribe regulations that 
     allow for prescription drug take-back under which members of 
     the Armed Forces and their dependents may deliver controlled 
     substances to military medical treatment facilities, and 
     veterans may deliver controlled substances to Department of 
     Veterans Affairs medical facilities, in accordance with 
     section 302(g) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 
     822(g)). The delivery of such substances shall be subject to 
     such requirements as the Attorney General, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs, shall specify in the regulations.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2419. Mr. UDALL of New Mexico (for himself, Mr. Moran, and Mr. 
Johanns) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the 
bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title VIII, add the following:

               Subtitle E--Federal Information Technology

     SEC. 881. SHORT TITLE.

       This title may be cited as the ``Federal Information 
     Technology Savings, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 
     2013''.

     SEC. 882. INCREASED AUTHORITY OF AGENCY CHIEF INFORMATION 
                   OFFICERS OVER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Presidential Appointment of CIOs of Certain Agencies.--
       (1) In general.--Section 11315 of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by redesignating subsection (a) as subsection (e) and 
     moving such subsection to the end of the section; and
       (B) by inserting before subsection (b) the following:
       ``(a) Presidential Appointment or Designation of Certain 
     Chief Information Officers.--
       ``(1) In general.--There shall be within each agency listed 
     in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, other than the Department 
     of Defense, an agency Chief Information Officer.
       ``(2) Appointment or designation.--Each agency Chief 
     Information Officer shall--
       ``(A) be--
       ``(i) appointed by the President; or
       ``(ii) designated by the President, in consultation with 
     the head of the agency; and
       ``(B) be appointed or designated, as applicable, from among 
     individuals who possess demonstrated ability in general 
     management of, and knowledge of and extensive practical 
     experience in, information technology management practices in 
     large governmental or business entities.
       ``(3) Responsibilities.--An agency Chief Information 
     Officer appointed or designated under this section shall 
     report directly to the head of the agency and carry out, on a 
     full-time basis--
       ``(A) the responsibilities under this section; and
       ``(B) the responsibilities under section 3506(a) of title 
     44 for Chief Information Officers designated under paragraph 
     (2) of such section.''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 3506(a)(2)(A) of title 
     44, United States Code, is amended by inserting after ``each 
     agency'' the following: ``, other than an agency with a 
     Presidentially appointed or designated Chief Information 
     Officer, as provided in section 11315(a)(1) of title 40,''.
       (b) Authority Relating to Budget and Personnel.--Section 
     11315 of title 40, United States Code, is further amended by 
     inserting after subsection (c) the following:
       ``(d) Additional Authorities for Certain CIOs.--
       ``(1) Budget-related authority.--
       ``(A) Definitions.--In this paragraph--
       ``(i) the term `commercial item' has the meaning given that 
     term in section 103 of title 41, United States Code; and
       ``(ii) the term `commercially available off-the-shelf item' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 104 of title 41, 
     United States Code.
       ``(B) Planning.--The head of each agency listed in section 
     901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other than the Department 
     of Defense, shall ensure that the Chief Information Officer 
     of the agency has the authority to participate in decisions 
     regarding the budget planning process related to--
       ``(i) information technology or programs that include 
     significant information technology components; or
       ``(ii) the acquisition of an information technology product 
     or service that is a commercial item.
       ``(C) Allocation.--Amounts appropriated for an agency 
     listed in section 901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other 
     than the Department of Defense, for any fiscal year that are 
     available for information technology shall be allocated 
     within the agency, consistent with the provisions of 
     appropriations Acts and budget guidelines and recommendations 
     from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in 
     such manner as may be specified by, or approved by, the Chief 
     Information Officer of the agency in consultation with the 
     Chief Financial Officer of the agency and budget officials.
       ``(D) COTS.--The head of each agency listed in section 
     901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other than the Department 
     of Defense, shall ensure that the Chief Information Officer 
     of the agency has authority over any acquisition of an 
     information technology product or service that is a 
     commercially available off-the-shelf item.
       ``(2) Personnel-related authority.--The head of each agency 
     listed in section 901(b)(1) or 901(b)(2) of title 31, other 
     than the Department of Defense, shall ensure that the Chief 
     Information Officer of the agency has the authority necessary 
     to--
       ``(A) approve the hiring of personnel who will have 
     information technology responsibilities within the agency; 
     and
       ``(B) require that such personnel have the obligation to 
     report to the Chief Information Officer in a manner 
     considered sufficient by the Chief Information Officer.''.
       (c) Single Chief Information Officer in Each Agency.--
       (1) Requirement.--Section 3506(a)(3) of title 44, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(3)''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(B) Each agency shall have only one individual with the 
     title and designation of `Chief Information Officer'. Any 
     bureau, office, or subordinate organization within the agency 
     may designate one individual with the title `Deputy Chief 
     Information Officer', `Associate Chief Information Officer', 
     or `Assistant Chief Information Officer'.''.
       (2) Effective date.--Section 3506(a)(3)(B) of title 44, 
     United States Code, as added by paragraph (1), shall take 
     effect on October 1, 2014. Any individual serving in a 
     position affected by such section before such date may 
     continue in that position if the requirements of such section 
     are fulfilled with respect to that individual.

     SEC. 883. LEAD COORDINATION ROLE OF CHIEF INFORMATION 
                   OFFICERS COUNCIL.

       (a) Lead Coordination Role.--Subsection (d) of section 3603 
     of title 44, United States Code, is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(d) Lead Interagency Forum.--
       ``(1) Designation.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Council is designated the lead 
     interagency forum for improving agency coordination of 
     practices related to the design, development, modernization, 
     use, operation, sharing, performance, and review of Federal 
     Government information resources investment.
       ``(B) Responsibilities.--As the lead interagency forum, the 
     Council shall--
       ``(i) develop cross-agency portfolio management practices 
     to allow and encourage the development of cross-agency shared 
     services and shared platforms; and
       ``(ii) issue guidelines and practices for expansion of the 
     Federal enterprise architecture process, if appropriate.

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       ``(C) Guidelines and practices.--The guidelines and 
     practices issued under subparagraph (B)(ii)--
       ``(i) may address broader transparency, common inputs, 
     common outputs, and outcomes achieved; and
       ``(ii) shall be used as a basis for comparing performance 
     across diverse missions and operations in various agencies.
       ``(2) Reports.--
       ``(A) Definition.--in this paragraph, the term `relevant 
     congressional committees' means each of the following:
       ``(i) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
       ``(ii) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(B) Required reports.--Not later than December 1 in each 
     of the 6 years following the date of the enactment of this 
     paragraph, the Council shall submit to the relevant 
     congressional committees a report (to be known as the `CIO 
     Council Report') summarizing the Council's activities in the 
     preceding fiscal year and containing such recommendations for 
     further congressional action to fulfill its mission as the 
     Council considers appropriate.''.
       (b) References to Administrator of E-Government as Federal 
     Chief Information Officer.--
       (1) References.--Section 3602(b) of title 44, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The 
     Administrator may also be referred to as the Federal Chief 
     Information Officer.''.
       (2) Definition.--Section 3601(1) of title 44, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting ``or `Federal Chief Information 
     Officer' '' before ``means''.

     SEC. 884. REPORTS BY GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Chief information officers council.--The term ``Chief 
     Information Officers Council'' means the Chief Information 
     Officers Council established by section 3603(a) of title 44, 
     United States Code.
       (2) Relevant congressional committees.--The term ``relevant 
     congressional committees'' means each of the following:
       (A) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
       (B) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and 
     the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (b) Requirement to Examine Effectiveness.--The Comptroller 
     General of the United States shall examine the effectiveness 
     of the Chief Information Officers Council in meeting its 
     responsibilities under section 3603(d) of title 44, United 
     States Code, as added by section 883, with particular focus 
     whether agencies are actively participating in the Council 
     and following the Council's advice and guidance.
       (c) Reports.--Not later than 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller 
     General shall submit to the relevant congressional committees 
     a report containing the findings and recommendations of the 
     Comptroller General from the examination required by 
     subsection (b).

     SEC. 885. ENHANCED TRANSPARENCY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                   INVESTMENTS.

       (a) Public Availability of Information About It 
     Investments.--Section 11302(c) of title 40, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(2) Public availability.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Director shall make available to the 
     public the cost, schedule, and performance data for at least 
     80 percent (by dollar value) of all information technology 
     investments in each Federal agency listed in section 901(b) 
     of title 31, without regard to whether the investments are 
     for information technology acquisitions or for operations and 
     maintenance of information technology. The Director shall 
     ensure that the information is current, accurate, and 
     reflects the risks associated with each covered information 
     technology investment.
       ``(B) Waiver or limitation authority.--If the Director or 
     the Chief Information Officer, as the case may be, determines 
     that a waiver or limitation is in the national security 
     interests of the United States, the applicability of 
     subparagraph (A) may be waived or the extent of the 
     information may be limited--
       ``(i) by the Director, with respect to information 
     technology investments Governmentwide; and
       ``(ii) by the Chief Information Officer of a Federal agency 
     listed in section 901(b) of title 31, with respect to 
     information technology investments in that Federal agency.''.
       (b) Additional Report Requirements.--Paragraph (3) of 
     section 11302(c) title 40, United States Code, as 
     redesignated by subsection (a), is amended by adding at the 
     end the following: ``The report shall include an analysis of 
     agency trends reflected in the performance risk information 
     required in paragraph (2).''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2420. Mr. COCHRAN (for himself and Mr. Harkin) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XIV, add the following:

     SEC. 1423. NATIONAL GUARD COUNTERDRUG PROGRAM.

       (a) Additional Amount for Drug Interdiction and Counter-
     Drug Activities, Defense-wide.--The amount authorized to be 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2014 by section 1404 and 
     available for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, 
     Defense-wide for the National Guard Counterdrug Program as 
     specified in the funding table in section 4501 is hereby 
     increased by $130,000,000, with not less than $27,400,000 to 
     be available for activities at the National Guard counter-
     drug training centers.
       (b) Use of Amounts.--
       (1) Uniform allocation.--The amount available under 
     subsection (a) shall be allocated evenly among the National 
     Guard counter-drug training centers.
       (2) Training of law enforcement officers.--Not less than an 
     amount equal to 50 percent of the amount available under 
     subsection (a) shall be used for training of State and local 
     law enforcement officers at the National Guard counter-drug 
     training centers, including subsistence for officers 
     undergoing such training.
       (3) Civilian experts.--The amount available under 
     subsection (a) may be used for the costs of civilian experts 
     in the provision of training by the National Guard counter-
     drug training centers.
       (4) Use of exchange stores.--Any law enforcement officer 
     undergoing training described in paragraph (2), and any 
     civilian support staff and experts engaged in the provision 
     of such training, may use the exchange store of the National 
     Guard counter-drug training center concerned in the same 
     manner as members of the National Guard may use such exchange 
     store.
       (c) Offset.--The amount authorized to be appropriated for 
     fiscal year 2014 by section 301 and available for Operation 
     and Maintenance, Defense-wide as specified in the funding 
     table in section 4301 is hereby reduced by $130,000,000, with 
     the amount of the reduction to be applied to amounts 
     otherwise available for civilian employees of the Department 
     of Defense.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2421. Mr. McCAIN (for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Flake, 
and Mr. Corker) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him 
to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 
for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. TREATMENT OF THE KURDISTAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND 
                   THE PATRIOTIC UNION OF KURDISTAN UNDER THE 
                   IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.

       (a) Exemption of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the 
     Patriotic Union of Kurdistan From Treatment as Terrorist 
     Organizations.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2) and 
     for purposes of section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)), the Kurdistan 
     Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan shall 
     not be considered to be terrorist organizations as defined in 
     clause (vi)(III) of such section.
       (2) Exception.--The Secretary of State, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney 
     General, or the Secretary of Homeland Security, after 
     consultation with the Secretary of State and the Attorney 
     General, may suspend application of paragraph (1) for the 
     Kurdistan Democratic Party or the Patriotic Union of 
     Kurdistan in such Secretary's sole and unreviewable 
     discretion.
       (b) Relief Regarding Admissibility of Nonimmigrant Aliens 
     Associated With the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the 
     Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), section 
     212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1182(a)(3)(B)) shall not apply to an alien who is applying 
     for a nonimmigrant visa, if the alien presents himself or 
     herself for inspection to an immigration officer at a port of 
     entry as a nonimmigrant or is applying in the United States 
     for nonimmigrant status, with respect to the alien's 
     activities undertaken in association with the Kurdistan 
     Democratic Party or the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, unless 
     a consular officer or the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, that the alien 
     poses a threat to the safety and security of the United 
     States or otherwise believes, in his or her discretion, that 
     the alien does not warrant a visa, admission to the United 
     States, or a grant of nonimmigrant status in the totality of 
     the circumstances.
       (2) Exception.--The Secretary of State, after consultation 
     with the Secretary of

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     Homeland Security and the Attorney General, or the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secretary 
     of State and the Attorney General, may suspend application of 
     paragraph (1) in such Secretary's sole and unreviewable 
     discretion.
       (3) Consultation.--The Secretary of State and the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security shall implement this subsection in 
     consultation with the Attorney General.
       (4) Construction.--Nothing in this subsection may be 
     construed to alter an alien's burden of demonstrating 
     admissibility under the immigration laws.
       (c) Prohibition on Judicial Review.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, including statutory or non-statutory 
     law, section 242 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1252), section 2241 of title 28, United States Code, 
     any other habeas corpus provision, and sections 1361 and 1651 
     of such title, no court shall have jurisdiction to review any 
     determination made pursuant to this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2422. Mr. HATCH submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title I, add the following:

     SEC. 153. SUSTAINMENT PLAN FOR THE AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS 
                   INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE 
                   FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Sustainment Plan Required.--Not later than 180 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under 
     Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and 
     Logistics, shall in consultation with the Joint Strike 
     Fighter Joint Program Office, acting through that Office, or 
     both, develop a comprehensive plan for the sustainment of the 
     Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) of the F-35 
     Joint Strike Fighter weapon system.
       (b) Elements.--The plan required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The status of the development of the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System, including functionality and 
     workarounds, a detailed timeline to resolve outstanding 
     issues with the system, and a description of risk and cost 
     reduction efforts in connection with sustaining the system.
       (2) The manner in which the Government will secure access 
     to and the rights in technical data needed for the Government 
     to provide for competitive procurement of appropriate 
     elements of the sustainment program of the Autonomic 
     Logistics System (ALS), of which the Autonomic Logistics 
     Information System is a component, as well as how the 
     Government will control all the interfaces (including 
     logistics and maintenance data, production data, performance 
     measurement, enterprise resource planning, and other 
     interfaces) from the air vehicle through the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System, and out of the Autonomic 
     Logistics Information System, in order to allow competition 
     for sustainment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter weapon 
     system throughout its entire lifecycle.
       (3) The manner in which long-term sustainment (including 
     design, architecture, and integration) of the software of the 
     Autonomic Logistics Information System may take advantage of 
     public-private partnerships authorized by section 2474 of 
     title 10, United States Code, including schedules for actions 
     necessary for such sustainment.
       (4) A plan to select, designate, and activate any 
     Government-owned and Government-operated site to serve as the 
     Autonomic Logistics Operating Unit (ALOU).
       (5) A plan to ensure that the Autonomic Logistics 
     Information System provides total asset visibility and 
     accountability (including asset valuation and tracking) and 
     will be incorporated into existing Government-owned and 
     Government-controlled systems and any successor systems.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2423. Mr. McCAIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1220. REPORT ON RELOCATION PLAN FOR RESIDENTS OF CAMP 
                   LIBERTY, IRAQ.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 120 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, 
     the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General 
     shall jointly submit to the specified congressional 
     committees a report on the current situation at Camp Liberty, 
     Iraq, and provide a strategy on the relocation of camp 
     residents to other countries.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following elements:
       (1) Information on how many residents are still located at 
     Camp Liberty.
       (2) A description of the United Nations High Commissioner 
     on Refugees (UNHCR) refugee process, the degree of resident 
     cooperation with the process, and when the process is 
     expected to be completed.
       (3) Information on how many residents have been given 
     refugee status.
       (4) Information on how many residents have been relocated, 
     and to which countries.
       (5) A detailed description of the current living 
     conditions, including the security situation, disposition of 
     security resources, and decisions by camp residents on how to 
     use those resources.
       (6) Information on those countries that would be willing 
     and able to take residents.
       (7) A relocation plan, including the following:
       (A) A detailed outline of the steps that would need to be 
     taken by the United States, the UNHCR, and the camp residents 
     to potentially relocate some residents to the United States.
       (B) A detailed outline of the steps that would need to be 
     taken by the recipient countries, the UNHCR, and the camp 
     residents to relocate the residents to other countries.
       (c) Specified Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``specified congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committees on Foreign Relations, Armed Services, 
     Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Judiciary of 
     the Senate; and
       (2) the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, 
     Homeland Security, and Judiciary of the House of 
     Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2424. Mr. KAINE (for himself, Mr. Chambliss, and Mrs. Shaheen) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle F of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 573. ASSESSMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCIENCE, 
                   TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS 
                   PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Assessment Required.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
     the congressional defense committees a report setting forth 
     an assessment of each program as follows:
       (A) The Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).
       (B) The STEM2Stern program of the Navy.
       (C) The DoD STARBASE program carried out by the Under 
     Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
       (2) Consultation.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct 
     assessments under this subsection in consultation with the 
     Secretary of Education and the heads of other appropriate 
     Federal agencies.
       (b) Elements.--The assessment of a program under subsection 
     (a) shall include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the current status of the program.
       (2) A determination as to the advisability of retaining, 
     terminating, or transferring the program to another agency, 
     together with a justification for the determination.
       (3) For a program determined under paragraph (2) to be 
     terminated, a justification why the science, technology, 
     engineering, and mathematics education requirements of the 
     program are no longer required.
       (4) For a program determined under paragraph (2) to be 
     transferred to the jurisdiction of another agency--
       (A) the name of such agency;
       (B) the funding anticipated to be provided the program by 
     such agency during the five-year period beginning on the date 
     of transfer; and
       (C) mechanisms to ensure that education under the program 
     will continue to meet the science, technology, engineering, 
     and mathematics education requirements of the Department of 
     Defense, including requirements for the dependents covered by 
     the program.
       (5) Metrics to assess whether a program under paragraph (3) 
     or (4) is meeting the requirements applicable to such program 
     under such paragraph.
       (c) Sense of Congress on Importance of PK-12 STEM 
     Programs.--It is the sense of Congress--
       (1) that PK-12 STEM programs are important in developing 
     the interests in science, technology, engineering, and 
     mathematics of young people who, as future national security 
     professionals, will be the next generation developing 
     advanced technologies and weapon systems for the Department 
     of Defense; and
       (2) to encourage the Department to refrain from significant 
     programmatic changes to the PK-12 STEM programs of the 
     Department until the assessments required by subsection (a) 
     are complete and the Department has a rationale for the 
     determination of the status of such programs.

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  SA 2425. Ms. LANDRIEU (for herself and Ms. Ayotte) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title V, add the following:

     SEC. 510. NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.

       Section 509 of title 32, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``Secretary of Defense 
     may use'' and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau 
     shall use'';
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``Secretary of Defense'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau'';
       (B) in paragraph (2)--
       (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
     ``Secretary'' and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard 
     Bureau''; and
       (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``, except that'' and 
     all that follows through ``$62,500,000''; and
       (C) in paragraph (4), by striking ``Secretary may use'' and 
     inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau shall use'';
       (3) in subsection (c)(2), by striking ``Secretary'' and 
     inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau'';
       (4) in subsection (d)(1), by striking ``Secretary of 
     Defense'' and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard 
     Bureau'';
       (5) in subsection (e), by striking ``Secretary of Defense'' 
     and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau'';
       (6) in subsection (f)(1), by striking ``Secretary of 
     Defense'' and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard 
     Bureau'';
       (7) in subsection (k)--
       (A) by striking ``Secretary of Defense'' and inserting 
     ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau''; and
       (B) by striking ``Secretary'' and inserting ``Chief of the 
     National Guard Bureau''; and
       (8) in subsection (m), by striking ``Secretary of Defense'' 
     and inserting ``Chief of the National Guard Bureau''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2426. Mr. DONNELLY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1237. REPORT ON ACTIVITIES BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE 
                   PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO SUSTAIN THE 
                   ECONOMY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 
                   KOREA.

       (a) Report Required.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 270 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress a report on the activities 
     being undertaken by the People's Republic of China to sustain 
     the economy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
       (2) Elements.--The report shall include the following:
       (A) A description of the activities of the People's 
     Liberation Army (PLA) and Politburo members of the People's 
     Republic of China in government and non-government bilateral 
     trade, banking, investment, economic development, and 
     infrastructure projects between the People's Republic of 
     China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the 
     national, provincial, and local level.
       (B) A description of the financial resources, transactions, 
     and structures of the entities and individuals of the 
     People's Republic of China engaged in the activities 
     described under subparagraph (A).
       (C) An assessment of the impact of the activities described 
     under subparagraph (A) on the weapons of mass destruction 
     program and the ballistic missile program of the Democratic 
     People's Republic of Korea.
       (b) Form.--The report required by subsection (a) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified 
     annex.
       (c) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Finance, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
     Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
     Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Ways and Means of the 
     House of Representatives.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2427. Mr. SCHATZ (for himself and Ms. Hirono) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SMALL BUSINESS CONFORMITY.

       (a) HUBZone Eligibility.--
       (1) In general.--Section 3(p)(3) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 632(p)(3)) is amended--
       (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (D) and (E) as 
     subparagraphs (E) and (F), respectively; and
       (B) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following:
       ``(D) a small business concern that is owned and controlled 
     by an organization described in section 8(a)(15);''.
       (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--Section 
     3(p)(5)(A)(i)(I)(aa) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     632(p)(5)(A)(i)(I)(aa)) is amended by striking ``subparagraph 
     (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E) of paragraph (3)'' and inserting 
     ``subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) or (F) of paragraph 
     (3)''.
       (b) 8(a) Program.--
       (1) In general.--Section 8(a)(6) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(6)) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following:
       ``(F) If an organization described in paragraph (15) 
     establishes that it is economically disadvantaged under this 
     paragraph in connection with an application for 1 small 
     business concern owned or controlled by the organization, the 
     organization shall not be required to reestablish that it is 
     economically disadvantaged in order to have other businesses 
     that it owns or controls certified for participation in the 
     program under this subsection, unless specifically requested 
     to do so by the Administration.''.
       (2) Applicability.--The amendment made by this subsection 
     shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and 
     apply to determinations of economic disadvantage made before, 
     on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2428. Mr. BENNET (for himself and Mr. Crapo) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. WILDFIRE MITIGATION.

       Title II of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
     Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5131 et seq.) is amended 
     by inserting after section 203 the following:

     ``SEC. 203A. WILDFIRE MITIGATION.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `Administrator' means the Administrator of 
     the Federal Emergency Management Agency;
       ``(2) the term `community wildfire protection plan' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 101 of the Healthy Forests 
     Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 6511);
       ``(3) the term `local mitigation plan' means a mitigation 
     plan developed under section 322(b) that addresses wildfire 
     mitigation and preparedness; and
       ``(4) the term `State mitigation plan' means a mitigation 
     plan developed under section 322(c) that addresses wildfire 
     mitigation and preparedness.
       ``(b) Establishment of Wildfire Mitigation and Preparedness 
     Grant Program.--The President, acting through the 
     Administrator, shall establish a pilot program to make grants 
     to States for wildfire mitigation and preparedness.
       ``(c) Use of Funds.--A grant under this section may be used 
     by a State--
       ``(1) to reduce the hazardous fuel load by reducing the use 
     of fuels that may contribute to catastrophic wildfires in 
     high-risk areas;
       ``(2) to invest in personnel and organizations to improve 
     wildfire preparedness;
       ``(3) to invest in vehicles and other equipment to improve 
     wildfire preparedness;
       ``(4) to invest in air tankers or other airborne assets to 
     help contain, suppress, and monitor wildfires;
       ``(5) to prevent damage from runoff into waterways and 
     floods caused by erosion from wildfires; and
       ``(6) at the discretion of the Governor of a State, for any 
     other wildfire mitigation and preparedness activities on 
     Federal, State, or private land in the State, unless 
     otherwise prohibited by law.
       ``(d) Eligibility for Assistance.--
       ``(1) In general.--
       ``(A) Eligibility.--A State shall be eligible for 
     assistance under this section if the section 420 grant ratio 
     for such State is equal to or greater than 150 percent of the 
     State population ratio.
       ``(B) Ratios.--For purposes of subparagraph (A)--
       ``(i) the section 420 grant ratio shall be equal to the 
     quotient of--

       ``(I) the number of declarations for a grant under section 
     420 received by the State during the 10 years prior to the 
     date on which an application for assistance is submitted 
     under this section, divided by

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       ``(II) the total number of declarations for a grant under 
     section 420 in the United States during the 10 years prior to 
     the date on which an application for assistance is submitted 
     under this section; and

       ``(ii) the State population ratio shall be equal to the 
     quotient of--

       ``(I) the population of the State, based on the most recent 
     data available from the Bureau of the Census on the date on 
     which an application for assistance is submitted under this 
     section, divided by
       ``(II) the population of the United States, based on the 
     most recent data available from the Bureau of the Census on 
     the date on which an application for assistance is submitted 
     under this section.

       ``(2) Waiver.--The President may waive the requirement of 
     paragraph (1) if a State--
       ``(A) files a petition for waiver of the requirement of 
     paragraph (1); and
       ``(B) demonstrates that significant environmental changes 
     or shifts in forest health put the State at an elevated risk 
     for catastrophic wildfires, as determined by the President.
       ``(3) Local assistance.--The Governor of a State may award 
     funds received under this section, to be used solely for the 
     purposes set forth under subsection (c), to--
       ``(A) any county or municipality in that State with a 
     community wildfire protection plan or a local mitigation 
     plan; or
       ``(B) any other entity that is explicitly referenced in and 
     central to, in the determination of the Governor, the design 
     of a community wildfire protection plan or a local mitigation 
     plan.
       ``(e) Criteria for Assistance.--In determining whether to 
     award a grant to a State under this section, the President 
     shall--
       ``(1) give preference to--
       ``(A) a State with a high level of need for assistance 
     based on the best scientific data available, as determined by 
     the President in consultation with the Chief of the Forest 
     Service;
       ``(B) a State that provides matching non-Federal funds, 
     including funds from nongovernmental entities, equal to not 
     less than 100 percent of the amount of Federal funds made 
     available under this section; and
       ``(C) a State that previously received a grant under this 
     section and efficiently and effectively used the Federal 
     funds for wildfire mitigation and preparedness activities in 
     the State, as determined by the President; and
       ``(2) consider environmental conditions in a State, 
     including environmental changes, deteriorating forest health, 
     and overall wildfire risk.
       ``(f) Application for Assistance.--
       ``(1) In general.--To request a grant under this section, a 
     State shall submit an application to the President in such 
     form, in such manner, and containing such information as the 
     President may reasonably require.
       ``(2) Contents.--In addition to any other requirements that 
     may be specified by the President, a State submitting an 
     application for a grant under this section shall demonstrate 
     that--
       ``(A) the State has a publicly available State mitigation 
     plan;
       ``(B) the State shall provide matching non-Federal funds 
     equal to not less than 50 percent of the amount of Federal 
     funds made available under this subsection; and
       ``(C) a county or municipality that may receive funds from 
     the grant has a community wildfire protection plan or a local 
     mitigation plan.
       ``(g) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
     receipt of a grant under this section, a State shall submit 
     to the Administrator a report, which shall be made publicly 
     available, on the use of funds made available under the 
     grant.
       ``(h) Funding for Assistance.--
       ``(1) Predisaster mitigation fund.--Subject to the 
     availability of funds in the National Predisaster Mitigation 
     Fund established under section 203(i), the President shall 
     use not less than $20,000,000 and not more than $30,000,000 
     from unobligated amounts in the National Predisaster 
     Mitigation Fund for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2019 in 
     carrying out this section.
       ``(2) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this section shall 
     be construed to increase the amount of appropriations 
     authorized for the Department of Homeland Security in any 
     given fiscal year.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2429. Mr. WARNER (for himself and Mr. Cornyn) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IX, add the following:

     SEC. 908. OFFICE OF NET ASSESSMENT.

       (a) Policy.--It is the policy of the United States to 
     maintain an independent organization within the Department of 
     Defense to develop and coordinate net assessments of the 
     standing, trends, and future prospects of the military 
     capabilities and potential of the United States in comparison 
     with the military capabilities and potential of other 
     countries or groups of countries so as to identify emerging 
     or future threats or opportunities for the United States.
       (b) Establishment.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 4 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

     ``Sec. 145. Office of Net Assessment

       ``(a) In General.--There is in the Office of the Secretary 
     of Defense an office known as the Office of Net Assessment.
       ``(b) Head.--(1) The head of the Office of Net Assessment 
     shall be appointed by the Secretary of Defense. The head 
     shall be a member of the Senior Executive Service.
       ``(2) The head of the Office of Net Assessment may 
     communicate views on matters within the responsibility of the 
     head directly to the Secretary without obtaining the approval 
     or concurrence of any other official within the Department of 
     Defense.
       ``(3) The head of the Office of Net Assessment shall report 
     directly to the Secretary. The Secretary may not delegate the 
     authority under this paragraph.
       ``(c) Responsibilities.--The Office of Net Assessment shall 
     develop and coordinate net assessments with respect to the 
     standing, trends, and future prospects of the military 
     capabilities and potential of the United States in comparison 
     with the military capabilities and potential of other 
     countries or groups of countries to identify emerging or 
     future threats or opportunities for the United States.
       ``(d) Budget.--In the budget materials submitted to the 
     President by the Secretary of Defense in connection with the 
     submittal to Congress, pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, 
     of the budget for any fiscal year after fiscal year 2014, the 
     Secretary shall ensure that a separate, dedicated program 
     element is assigned for the Office of Net Assessment.
       ``(e) Net Assessment Defined.--In this section, the term 
     `net assessment' means the comparative analysis of military, 
     technological, political, economic, and other factors 
     governing the relative military capability of nations.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 4 of such title is amended by adding at 
     the end the following new item:

``145. Office of Net Assessment.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2430. Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. Begich) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle G of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1066. REPORT ON READINESS OF AIR FORCE COMBAT RESCUE 
                   HELICOPTER FLEET.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than April 1, 2014, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall, in consultation with the 
     Chief of the National Guard Bureau, submit to congressional 
     defense committees a report setting for an assessment of the 
     readiness of the Air Force combat rescue helicopter fleet.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the readiness of the Air Force combat 
     rescue helicopter fleet, including--
       (A) the number and type of helicopters in the combat rescue 
     helicopter fleet operated by each of the Air Force, the Air 
     Force Reserve, and the Air National Guard;
       (B) the Aircraft Availability Rate, and the number of hours 
     flown for each of the preceding 12 months, for the portion of 
     the fleet operated by each of the Air Force, the Air Force 
     Reserve, and the Air National Guard; and
       (C) the costs associated with sustaining the aircraft and 
     training the crews for the current fleet of Air Force combat 
     rescue helicopters over the future years defense program.
       (2) A plan for near-term, middle-term, and long-term 
     modernization and recapitalization of the Air Force combat 
     rescue helicopter fleet.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2431. Mr. BLUNT (for himself and Mr. Coons) submitted an amendment 
intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which was 
ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title VIII, add the following:

     SEC. 804. INAPPLICABILITY OF REQUIREMENT TO REVIEW AND 
                   JUSTIFY CERTAIN CONTRACTS.

       Section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 126 Stat. 1824; 10 
     U.S.C. 2304 note) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``Not later than'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(a) In General.--Not later than''; and

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       (B) by inserting ``, except as provided in subsection 
     (b),'' after ``to ensure that''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply to a 
     contract to which section 46 of the Small Business Act (15 
     U.S.C. 657s) applies.''.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2432. Mr. BLUNT submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle B of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1220. SPECIAL ENVOY TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF 
                   RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN THE NEAR EAST AND SOUTH 
                   CENTRAL ASIA.

       (a) Appointment.--The President may appoint a Special Envoy 
     to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the 
     Near East and South Central Asia (in this section referred to 
     as the ``Special Envoy'') within the Department of State. The 
     Special Envoy shall have the rank of ambassador and shall 
     hold the office at the pleasure of the President.
       (b) Qualifications.--The Special Envoy should be a person 
     of recognized distinction in the field of human rights and 
     religious freedom and with expertise in the Near East and 
     South Central Asia.
       (c) Duties.--
       (1) In general.--The Special Envoy shall carry out the 
     following duties:
       (A) Promote the right of religious freedom of religious 
     minorities in the countries of the Near East and the 
     countries of South Central Asia, denounce the violation of 
     such right, and recommend appropriate responses by the United 
     States Government when such right is violated.
       (B) Monitor and combat acts of religious intolerance and 
     incitement targeted against religious minorities in the 
     countries of the Near East and the countries of South Central 
     Asia.
       (C) Work to ensure that the unique needs of religious 
     minority communities in the countries of the Near East and 
     the countries of South Central Asia are addressed, including 
     the economic and security needs of such communities.
       (D) Work with foreign governments of the countries of the 
     Near East and the countries of South Central Asia to address 
     laws that are discriminatory toward religious minority 
     communities in such countries.
       (E) Coordinate and assist in the preparation of that 
     portion of the report required by sections 116(d) and 502B(b) 
     of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151n(d) and 
     2304(b)) relating to the nature and extent of religious 
     freedom of religious minorities in the countries of the Near 
     East and the countries of South Central Asia.
       (F) Coordinate and assist in the preparation of that 
     portion of the report required by section 102(b) of the 
     International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 
     6412(b)) relating to the nature and extent of religious 
     freedom of religious minorities in the countries of the Near 
     East and the countries of South Central Asia.
       (2) Coordination.--In carrying out the duties under 
     paragraph (1), the Special Envoy shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, coordinate with the Assistant Secretary of State 
     for Population, Refugees and Migration, the Ambassador at 
     Large for International Religious Freedom, the United States 
     Commission on International Religious Freedom, and other 
     relevant Federal agencies and officials.
       (d) Diplomatic Representation.--Subject to the direction of 
     the President and the Secretary of State, the Special Envoy 
     is authorized to represent the United States in matters and 
     cases relevant to religious freedom in the countries of the 
     Near East and the countries of South Central Asia in--
       (1) contacts with foreign governments, intergovernmental 
     organizations, and specialized agencies of the United 
     Nations, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in 
     Europe, and other international organizations of which the 
     United States is a member; and
       (2) multilateral conferences and meetings relevant to 
     religious freedom in the countries of the Near East and the 
     countries of South Central Asia.
       (e) Consultations.--The Special Envoy shall consult with 
     domestic and international nongovernmental organizations and 
     multilateral organizations and institutions, as the Special 
     Envoy considers appropriate to fulfill the purposes of this 
     section.
       (f) Funding.--
       (1) Authority.--Of the amounts appropriated or otherwise 
     made available to the Secretary of State for ``Diplomatic and 
     Consular Programs'' for fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the 
     Secretary of State is authorized to provide to the Special 
     Envoy $1,000,000 for each such fiscal year for the hiring of 
     staff, the conduct of investigations, and necessary travel to 
     carry out the provisions of this section.
       (3) Limitation.--No additional funds are authorized to be 
     appropriated for ``Diplomatic and Consular Programs'' to 
     carry out the provisions of this section.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2433. Mr. HELLER (for himself and Ms. Hirono) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the appropriate place in title X, insert the following:

     SEC. ___. DETERMINATION OF CERTAIN SERVICE IN PHILIPPINES 
                   DURING WORLD WAR II.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and such military 
     historians as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate, 
     shall review the process used to determine whether a covered 
     individual served as described in subsection (a) or (b) of 
     section 107 of title 38, United States Code, for purposes of 
     determining whether such covered individual is eligible for 
     benefits described in such subsections.
       (b) Covered Individuals.--For purposes of this section, a 
     covered individual is any individual who--
       (1) claims service described in subsection (a) or (b) of 
     section 107 of title 38, United States Code; and
       (2) is not included in the Approved Revised Reconstructed 
     Guerilla Roster of 1948, known as the ``Missouri List''.
       (c) Prohibition on Benefits for Disqualifying Conduct Under 
     New Process.--If pursuant to the review conducted under 
     subsection (a) the Secretary of Defense determines to 
     establish a new process for determining whether a covered 
     individual is eligible for benefits described in subsection 
     (a) or (b) of section 107 of such title, such process shall 
     include a mechanism to ensure that a covered individual is 
     not treated as an individual eligible for a benefit described 
     in subsection (a) or (b) of section 107 of such title if such 
     covered individual engaged in any disqualifying conduct 
     during service described in such subsections, including 
     collaboration with the enemy or criminal conduct.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2434. Mrs. FISCHER (for herself and Mr. Hoeven) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle E of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1046. BUDGET TREATMENT AND PLAN ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 
                   REDUCTIONS IN NUCLEAR FORCES IN CONNECTION WITH 
                   THE NEW START TREATY.

       (a) Budget Justification Display.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall submit to Congress, as a part of the defense budget 
     materials for each fiscal year in which the New START Treaty 
     is in force, a consolidated budget justification display that 
     individually covers each program and activity associated with 
     the implementation of the Treaty for the period covered by 
     the future-years defense program under section 221 of title 
     10, United States Code.
       (b) Submission of Plan on New START Treaty.--Not later than 
     the date on which the President submits the budget of the 
     President to Congress under section 1105 of title 31, United 
     States Code, for fiscal year 2015, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees the 
     plan required by section 1042(a) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 
     Stat. 1575).
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
     ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the following:
       (A) The congressional defense committees.
       (B) The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (2) Defense budget materials.--The term ``defense budget 
     materials'', with respect to a fiscal year, means the 
     materials submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Defense 
     in support of the budget for that fiscal year.
       (3) New start treaty.--The term ``New START Treaty'' means 
     the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and 
     Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, signed on April 8, 
     2010, and entered into force on February 5, 2011, between the 
     United States and the Russian Federation.
                                 ______
                                 
  SA 2435. Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. Nelson) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


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       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON BENEFITS OF USING SIMULATORS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The use of technologies such as virtual reality and 
     modeling and simulation tools provides cost-effective 
     training, operational simulation, and mission rehearsal for 
     members of the Armed Forces.
       (2) Leveraging such technologies is an especially relevant 
     supplement to live training given the future of declining 
     defense budgets.
       (3) The implementation by the Air Force Agency for Modeling 
     and Simulation of virtual reality centers is part of a 
     coordinated effort to broaden the use of virtual training 
     methods.
       (4) Those centers use a variety of training tools that give 
     members of the Armed Forces and developers alike a realistic 
     training experience that contributes to improved readiness 
     and system effectiveness.
       (5) Organizations like the United States Army Program 
     Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and 
     Instrumentation would benefit from increased utilization of 
     virtual reality and modeling and simulations tools.
       (6) Modeling and simulation tools can provide powerful 
     planning and training capabilities to expose a member of the 
     Armed Forces to the complexities and uncertainties of combat 
     before ever leaving the member's home station. For example, 
     the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division 
     integrates the science of learning with performance-based 
     training focused on improving the performance of members of 
     the Army and Marine Corps and measures the effectiveness of 
     such training. The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems 
     Division continually engages members of the Army and Marine 
     Corps to understand challenges, solve problems, create new 
     capabilities, and provide essential support.
       (7) In an era of decreased live training, the use of 
     simulation training can help ensure that military units are 
     better trained, more capable, and more confident when 
     compared to units that do not have access to modern 
     simulation training technologies.
       (8) Simulation training can be a cost-effective means for 
     units to improve combat readiness and tactical decisionmaking 
     skills and ultimately to save lives.
       (9) The Department of Defense could mitigate many of the 
     training challenges of the future in a fiscally austere 
     environment by strengthening collaboration between 
     government, industry, and academia.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the use of simulators offers cost savings to the 
     Department of Defense and can contribute to training members 
     of the Armed Forces for combat; and
       (2) existing synergies between the Department of Defense 
     and entities in the private sector should continue to provide 
     members of the Armed Forces with the best simulation 
     experience possible.
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  SA 2436. Mr. BLUNT (for himself and Mrs. McCaskill) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of title XXXI, add the following:

                       Subtitle E--Other Matters

     SEC. 3141. CONVEYANCE OF BANNISTER FEDERAL COMPLEX, KANSAS 
                   CITY, MISSOURI.

       (a) Consolidation of Title to Bannister Federal Complex.--
     Notwithstanding sections 521 and 522 of title 40, United 
     States Code, the Administrator of General Services may 
     transfer custody of and accountability for the portion of the 
     real property described in subsection (b) in the custody of 
     the General Services Administration on the date of the 
     enactment of this Act to the National Nuclear Security 
     Administration.
       (b) Real Property Described.--
       (1) In general.--The real property described in this 
     subsection is the real property, including any improvements 
     thereon, consisting of the Bannister Federal Complex in 
     Kansas City, Missouri.
       (2) Further description of property.--The exact acreage and 
     legal description of the real property described in this 
     subsection shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to 
     the Administrator for Nuclear Security and the Administrator 
     of General Services.
       (c) Authorities Relating to Conveyance of Bannister Federal 
     Complex.--After the consolidation of custody of and 
     accountability for the real property described in subsection 
     (b) in the National Nuclear Security Administration under 
     subsection (a), the Administrator for Nuclear Security may--
       (1) negotiate an agreement to convey to an eligible entity 
     all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to 
     the real property described in subsection (b); and
       (2) enter into an agreement, on a reimbursable basis or 
     otherwise, with the eligible entity to provide funding for 
     the costs of--
       (A) the negotiation of the agreement described in paragraph 
     (1);
       (B) planning for the disposition of the property; and
       (C) carrying out the responsibilities of the Administrator 
     under section 120(h) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
     Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 
     9620(h)) with respect to the property, including--
       (i) identification, investigation, and clean up of, and 
     research and development with respect to, contamination from 
     a hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant;
       (ii) correction of other environmental damage that creates 
     an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health 
     or welfare or to the environment; and
       (iii) demolition and removal of buildings and structures as 
     required to clean up contamination or as required for 
     completion of the responsibilities of the Administrator under 
     that section.
       (d) Limitations.--
       (1) Price.--The Administrator for Nuclear Security shall 
     select, through a public process provided for under the 
     regulations of the Department of Energy, the eligible entity 
     to which the real property described in subsection (b) is to 
     be conveyed under subsection (c). The Administrator shall use 
     good faith efforts to ensure the greatest possible return on 
     such conveyance considering the conditions described in 
     paragraphs (2) and (3).
       (2) Conditions on conveyance.--The conveyance under 
     subsection (b) shall be subject to--
       (A) the requirements relating to transfer of property by 
     the Federal Government under section 120(h) of the 
     Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and 
     Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9620(h)); and
       (B) except to the extent inconsistent those requirements, 
     the condition that the eligible entity to which the real 
     property described in subsection (b) is conveyed accepts the 
     property in its condition at the time of the conveyance, 
     commonly known as conveyance ``as is''.
       (3) Occupancy by national oceanic and atmospheric 
     administration.--The conveyance under subsection (c) shall be 
     subject to the condition that the National Oceanic and 
     Atmospheric Administration may continue to occupy the space 
     in the real property described in subsection (b) that the 
     Administration occupies as of the date of the enactment of 
     this Act until December 31, 2015.
       (e) Payment of Costs of Conveyance.--
       (1) Reimbursement of costs of conveyance.--The 
     Administrator for Nuclear Security shall use any funds 
     received from the conveyance under subsection (c) to 
     reimburse the Administrator for costs (other than costs 
     referred to in paragraph (2) of that subsection) incurred by 
     the Administrator to carry out the conveyance, including 
     survey costs, costs for environmental documentation, and any 
     other administrative costs related to the conveyance.
       (2) Treatment of amounts received.--Amounts received as 
     reimbursement under paragraph (1) shall be credited to the 
     fund or account that was used to cover the costs referred to 
     in that paragraph. Amounts so credited shall be merged with 
     amounts in such fund or account and shall be available for 
     the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and 
     limitations, as amounts in such fund or account.
       (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator for 
     Nuclear Security may require such additional terms and 
     conditions in connection with the conveyance under subsection 
     (c) as the Administrator considers appropriate to protect the 
     interests of the United States.
       (g) Eligible Entity Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``eligible entity'' means a nongovernmental entity that has 
     demonstrated to the Administrator for Nuclear Security, in 
     the Administrator's sole discretion, that the entity has the 
     capability to operate and maintain the real property 
     described in subsection (b).
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  SA 2437. Mr. BROWN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title VII, add the following:

     SEC. 722. INCLUSION OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS IN 
                   VISION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN THE PREVENTION, 
                   DIAGNOSIS, MITIGATION, TREATMENT, AND 
                   REHABILITATION OF MILITARY EYE INJURIES.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (a) of section 1623 of the 
     Wounded Warrior Act (title XVI of Public Law 110-181; 10 
     U.S.C. 1071 note) is amended by striking ``shall establish 
     within the Department of Defense'' and inserting ``and the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly provide for''.
       (b) Partnerships.--Subsection (b) of such section is 
     amended by striking ``Secretary shall ensure that the center 
     collaborates to the maximum extent practicable with the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs,'' and inserting ``Secretary of 
     Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly 
     ensure that the center collaborates to the maximum extent 
     practicable with the Department of Defense, the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs,''.

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       (c) Responsibilities.--Subsection (c) of such section is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``, as developed by the 
     Secretary of Defense,'' and inserting ``and the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs'';
       (B) by inserting ``the Secretary of Defense and'' before 
     ``the Secretary of Veterans Affairs'' each place it appears; 
     and
       (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``the Veterans Health 
     Administration'' and inserting ``the Department of Defense or 
     the Department of Veterans Affairs''; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `` `Military Eye Injury 
     Registry' '' and inserting `` `Defense and Veterans Eye 
     Injury Registry' ''.
       (d) Inclusion of Certain Records in Registry.--Subsection 
     (e) of such section is amended by striking ``the Secretary 
     considers'' and inserting ``the Secretary of Defense and the 
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs jointly consider''.
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  SA 2438. Mr. COONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

     SEC. 1237. STRATEGY TO SUPPORT CONSOLIDATION OF SECURITY AND 
                   GOVERNANCE GAINS IN SOMALIA.

       (a) Requirement for Strategy.--Not later than 120 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President 
     shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a 
     strategy to guide future United States action in support of 
     the Government and people of Somalia to foster economic 
     growth and opportunity, counter armed threats to stability, 
     and develop credible, transparent, and representative 
     government systems and institutions.
       (b) Content of Strategy.--The strategy required under 
     subsection (a) should include the following elements:
       (1) A clearly stated policy toward Somalia on supporting 
     the consolidation of political gains at the national level, 
     while also encouraging and supporting complementary processes 
     at the local and regional levels.
       (2) Measures to support the development goals identified by 
     the people and Government of Somalia.
       (3) Plans for strengthening efforts by the Government of 
     Somalia, the African Union, and regional governments to 
     stabilize the security situation within Somalia and further 
     degrade al-Shabaab's capabilities, in order to enable the 
     eventual transfer of security operations to Somali security 
     forces capable of--
       (A) maintaining and expanding security within Somalia;
       (B) confronting international security threats; and
       (C) preventing human rights abuses.
       (4) Plans for supporting the development and 
     professionalization of regionally and ethnically 
     representative Somali security forces, including the 
     infrastructure and procedures required to ensure chain of 
     custody and the safe storage of military equipment and an 
     assessment of the benefits and risks of the provision of 
     weaponry to the Somali security forces by the United States.
       (5) A description of United States national security 
     objectives addressed through military-to-military cooperation 
     activities with Somali security forces.
       (6) A description of security risks to United States 
     personnel conducting security cooperation activities within 
     Somalia and plans to assist the Somali security forces in 
     preventing infiltration and insider attacks, including 
     through the application of lessons learned in United States 
     military training efforts in Afghanistan.
       (7) A description of United States tools for monitoring and 
     responding to violations of the United Nations Security 
     Council arms embargo, charcoal ban, and other international 
     agreements affecting the stability of Somalia.
       (8) A description of mechanisms for coordinating United 
     States military and non-military assistance with other 
     international donors, regional governments, and relevant 
     multilateral organizations.
       (9) Plans to increase United States diplomatic engagement 
     with Somalia, including through the future establishment of 
     an embassy or other diplomatic posts in Mogadishu.
       (10) Any other element the President determines 
     appropriate.
       (c) Reports.--Not later than 180 days from the submission 
     of the strategy required under subsection (a), and annually 
     thereafter for three years, the President shall submit to the 
     appropriate committees of Congress an update on 
     implementation of the strategy and progress made in Somalia 
     in security, stability, development, and governance.
       (d) Form.--The strategy under this section shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified 
     annex. The reports may take the form of a briefing, 
     unclassified report, or unclassified report with a classified 
     annex.
       (e) Appropriate Committees of Congress Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``appropriate committees of Congress'' 
     means--
       (1) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Select 
     Committee Intelligence of the Senate; and
       (2) the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed 
     Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
     Representatives.
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  SA 2439. Ms. BALDWIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed 
by her to the bill S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military 
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, 
to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for 
other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of part I of subtitle E of title V, add the 
     following:

     SEC. 547. REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF ASSESSMENT OF SEXUAL 
                   VIOLENCE INVOLVING RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING 
                   CORPS CADETS.

       (a) Report.--Not later than June 30, 2014, the Secretary of 
     Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretary of 
     Education, submit to the congressional defense committees a 
     report setting forth an assessment of the feasibility of 
     conducting a study of sexual violence involving cadets in the 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs during 
     fiscal years 2009 through 2014 in order to determine the 
     extent of sexual violence in the Reserve Officers' Training 
     Corps programs and the need for reform of such programs in 
     connection with such violence.
       (b) Elements.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description and prioritization of the quantitative 
     and qualitative data, including collection and assessment 
     methodologies in compliance with applicable privacy laws, 
     that should be used to assess the extent of sexual violence 
     involving Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets for each 
     Armed Forces and across the Armed Forces in general, 
     including data on--
       (A) alleged and proven incidents of sexual violence by 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets as reported to the 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs, institutions of 
     higher education, and law enforcement officials;
       (B) alleged and proven incidents of sexual violence by 
     students of institutions of higher education of demographics 
     similar to the demographics of Reserve Officers' Training 
     Corps cadets as reported to institutions of higher education 
     and law enforcement officials; and
       (C) actions officially and unofficially taken by Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps programs, institutions of higher 
     education, and law enforcement officials in response to such 
     alleged and proven incidents of sexual violence.
       (2) An assessment of the feasibility of the collection and 
     analysis of the data provided for in paragraph (1), to 
     include what methods and resources that would be required to 
     collect, for sample sizes of sufficient size as to provide 
     significant evidence for determining the extent, if any, of 
     sexual violence involving Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
     cadets.
       (3) A description of Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
     classroom information materials, course materials, and lesson 
     plans related to education and training for prevention of 
     sexual violence, and the process for developing such 
     materials and lesson plans.
       (4) A description of the processes of communication among 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps program officials, 
     institutions of higher education, and law enforcement 
     officials about alleged and proven sexual violence incidents 
     involving Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets.
       (5) A description of the process to review the records of 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets, including 
     disciplinary records, are evaluated prior to commissioning.
       (6) Such other matters and recommendations with respect to 
     the study described in subsection (a) as the Secretary 
     considers appropriate.
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  SA 2440. Mr. DONNELLY (for himself, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Blunt, 
Mr. Begich, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Johanns, Mr. 
Menendez, Mr. Boozman, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Chambliss, and Mr. Moran) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 
1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military 
activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and 
for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe 
military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other 
purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle H of title X, add the following:

     SEC. 1082. TIERED PREFERENCE ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERS OF 
                   RESERVE COMPONENTS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``Military Reserve Jobs Act of 2013''.
       (b) Preference Eligibility for Members of Reserve 
     Components of the Armed Forces.--Section 2108 of title 5, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3)--

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       (A) in subparagraph (G)(iii), by striking ``and'' at the 
     end;
       (B) in subparagraph (H), by adding ``and'' at the end; and
       (C) by inserting after subparagraph (H) the following:
       ``(I) a qualified reservist;'';
       (2) in paragraph (4), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(6) `qualified reservist' means an individual who is a 
     member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces on the date 
     of the applicable determination--
       ``(A) who--
       ``(i) has completed at least 6 years of service in a 
     reserve component of the Armed Forces; and
       ``(ii) in each year of service in a reserve component of 
     the Armed Forces, was credited with at least 50 points under 
     section 12732 of title 10; or
       ``(B) who--
       ``(i) has completed at least 10 years of service in a 
     reserve component of the Armed Forces; and
       ``(ii) in each year of service in a reserve component of 
     the Armed Forces, was credited with at least 50 points under 
     section 12732 of title 10; and
       ``(7) `reserve component of the Armed Forces' means a 
     reserve component specified in section 101(27) of title 
     38.''.
       (c) Tiered Hiring Preference for Members of Reserve 
     Components of the Armed Forces.--Section 3309 of title 5, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and'' at the end; and
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting a semicolon; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) a preference eligible described in section 2108(6)(B) 
     - 3 points; and
       ``(4) a preference eligible described in section 2108(6)(A) 
     - 2 points.''.
       (d) GAO Review.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
     States shall submit to Congress a report that--
       (1) assesses Federal employment opportunities for members 
     of a reserve component of the Armed Forces;
       (2) evaluates the impact of the amendments made by this 
     section on the hiring of reservists and veterans by the 
     Federal Government; and
       (3) provides recommendations, if any, for strengthening 
     Federal employment opportunities for members of a reserve 
     component of the Armed Forces.
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  SA 2441. Mr. LEVIN (for himself and Mr. Inhofe) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1197, to 
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities 
of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for 
defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military 
personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; which 
was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       At the end of subtitle A of title IX, add the following:

     SEC. 908. ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO WAIVE 
                   REIMBURSEMENT OF COSTS OF ACTIVITIES FOR 
                   NONGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL AT DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE REGIONAL CENTERS FOR SECURITY STUDIES.

       Paragraph (1) of section 941(b) of the Duncan Hunter 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (10 
     U.S.C. 184 note) is amended by striking ``through 2013'' and 
     inserting ``through 2014''.

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