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  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.489   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description: Amendment sought to establish a national water-based freight policy to improve the movement of freight and cargo over waterways, canals, ports, and harbors.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3080
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Offered 10/23/2013)
    Latest Action: 10/23/13 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A009) Failed by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.433   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description: None
    Amends Bill: H.R.2610
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Offered 07/30/2013)
    Latest Action: 07/31/13 Amendment (A017) offered by Ms. Velazquez. (consideration: CR H5154; text: CR H5154)
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.335   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description: Amendment requires grantees under the Family Engagement Centers to conduct outreach to low-income families, including low-income families who are not proficient in English.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Offered 07/18/2013)
    Latest Action: 07/18/13 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A018) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.11 to H.Amdt.5   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description: None
    Amends Bill: H.R.152
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Offered 01/15/2013)
    Latest Action: 01/15/13 By unanimous consent, the Velazquez amendment was withdrawn.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.16 to H.Amdt.5   — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

    Description: Amendment increases the funding to the National Cemetery Administration by $1 million for the purpose of repairing veterans' cemeteries damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
    Amends Bill: H.R.152
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Offered 01/15/2013)
    Latest Action: 01/15/13 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.853   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to require crowdfunding intermediaries to disclose how they are compensated.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2930
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 11/03/2011)
    Latest Action: 11/03/11 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 189 - 234 (Roll no. 823).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.625   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to express the sense of Congress that a proposal for a change of status must come first from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico before Congress decides to consider the issue, therefore respecting their right of self-determination.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2499
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 04/29/2010)
    Latest Action: 04/29/10 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A007) Failed by recorded vote: 171 - 223 (Roll no. 240).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.624   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Amendment sought to eliminate the first round of voting in Section 2 of the bill and insert an option for Commonwealth as a fourth option to the ballot. Amendment also sought to provide for a runoff process if no option received more than 50 percent of the vote that would be between the two options that received the most votes.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2499
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 04/29/2010)
    Latest Action: 04/29/10 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 112 - 285 (Roll no. 239).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.623   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Amendment sought to expand eligibility to vote in the any plebiscites authorized by this bill to U.S. citizens of Puerto Rican descent residing in any of the 50 States.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2499
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 04/29/2010)
    Latest Action: 04/29/10 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 11 - 387 (Roll no. 238).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.493   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: See item 1481 for amendment explanation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3854
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 10/29/2009)
    Latest Action: 10/29/09 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.477   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Manager's amendment makes technical and conforming changes to the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3854
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 10/29/2009)
    Latest Action: 10/29/09 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.288   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Amendment as modified authorizes the Small Business Administration to establish a program to provide matching grants to minority serving educational institutions to develop programs that encourage minority participation in SBIR/STTR programs; gives priority to applications from companies located in areas that have lost a major source of employment; increases the maximum allowable award under Phase I of the SBIR program with respect to applications by veteran owned and controlled small businesses, increases the maximum allowable award under Phase II of the SBIR program with respect to applications by veteran owned and controlled small businesses, and permits small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans to bypass Phase I and apply directly for Phase II awards; adds language to require agencies to report specific reasons why those agency SBIR/STTR goals were or were not achieved; provides special consideration in the awarding of SBIR funds to projects which address renewable energy technologies; requires that veterans be given priority when applying for SBIR and STTR awards; requires the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a SBIR solicitation that requests research proposals for improving the efficiency of water delivery systems and usage patterns in the U.S. and its territories; expa.ds outreach and support activities to Native American-owned small businesses; prioritizes SBIR outreach and support activities for areas with high unemployment and gives preference to SBIR and STTR award applications submitted by small businesses located in areas with high unemployment; and makes technical corrections to the legislation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2965
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 07/08/2009)
    Latest Action: 07/08/09 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A001) as modified Agreed to by voice vote. (text as modified: CR H7772)
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.138   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: Manager's amendment makes technical and conforming changes to the bill and incorporates provisions dealing with veterans, rural and women entrepeneurs as well as green technology.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2352
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 05/20/2009)
    Latest Action: 05/20/09 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.147   — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

    Description: See item 539 for explanation.
    Amends Bill: H.R.2352
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 05/20/2009)
    Latest Action: 05/20/09 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1019   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description: Amendment allowed the Administrator of the SBA to view favorably FAST grant applicants that use accredited SBDC's in determining the award of a FAST grant.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5819
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 04/23/2008)
    Latest Action: 04/23/08 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1021   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description: Amendment required that the Small Business Administration consult with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop an outreach program to publicize the Small Business Innovation Research program to veterans returning from service and encourage veterans with appropriate technical skills to apply for SBIR grants.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5819
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 04/23/2008)
    Latest Action: 04/23/08 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.864   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description: Amendment declaires veterans who are severely disabled shall be given special consideration as agencies implement contracting regulations; set forth certain standards for business integrity that are required for participation in federal contracting programs; and would clarify the implementation of the women's procurement program.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3867
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 10/30/2007)
    Latest Action: 10/30/07 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.494   — 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Description: Amendment provides eviction and privacy protection for victims of domestic violence who live in section 8 housing.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1851
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 07/12/2007)
    Latest Action: 07/13/07 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1103   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment increases funding for administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan programs under the Small Business Act by $40 million.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5672
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 06/27/2006)
    Latest Action: 06/28/06 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 - 207 (Roll no. 327).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.747   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment sought to prohibit funds from being used to enforce application deadlines regarding Small Business Administration disaster loans.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4939
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 03/16/2006)
    Latest Action: 03/16/06 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A047) Failed by recorded vote: 201 - 213 (Roll no. 61).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.748   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: \ SEC. __. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to make or guarantee a loan under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)) other than a loan for which the borrower is charged an interest rate in accordance with section 7(c)(5) of such Act, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4939
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 03/16/2006)
    Latest Action: 03/16/06 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A048) Failed by recorded vote: 200 - 219 (Roll no. 62).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.657   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reduce the immigration application processing backlog to 6 months within a period of 1 year; and authorizes innovative pilot initiatives to eliminate the backlog and prevent further backlog from recurring.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4437
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 12/16/2005)
    Latest Action: 12/16/05 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A021) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.509   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment requires NASA to submit a quarterly report to Congress on the NASA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, which shall include a description of the outreach activities of the Office and the impact of such activities on the participation of small businesses, including small businesses owned by women and minorities, in NASA contracts.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3070
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 07/22/2005)
    Latest Action: 07/22/05 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.511   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: Amendment sought to require NASA to establish and carry out a pilot program to make grants to minority institutions for the development of physical facilities and infrastructure to be provided to NASA prime contractors for use in the performance of research, development, test, and evaluation projects pursuant to NASA prime contracts.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3070
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 07/22/2005)
    Latest Action: 07/22/05 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 192 - 206 (Roll no. 415).
  • AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.437   — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

    Description: At the end of the bill (before the short title) insert the following: \ SEC. __. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the General Services Administration to carry out the eTravel Service program.
    Amends Bill: H.R.3058
    Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Offered 06/30/2005)
    Latest Action: 06/30/05 On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (A044) Agreed to by recorded vote: 233 - 192 (Roll no. 356).