Several others were rejected, including language from Democrats calling for the quick withdrawal from Afghanistan, a GOP proposal to cut off aid to Pakistan, and Democratic proposals to stop funding for a new bomber and F-35B aircraft.
Still others have to be decided. Two different camps offered proposals to modify language that now allows the government to permanently detain terrorism suspects; both will be voted on later on Friday.
Details on these and other amendment votes can be found in earlier posts.
When the House returns Friday at 9 a.m., it might vote immediately on the 18 amendments that need roll call votes from last night. Several others in the last wave from Wednesday/Thursday were disposed of in other ways, which follow here:
• Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), expresses the sense of Congress that active military personnel that either live in or are stationed in Washington, D.C., would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions. Accepted voice vote.
• Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), limits the availability of funds for Cooperative Threat Reduction activities with Russia until the secretary of Defense can certify that Russia is no longer supporting the Syrian regime and is not providing to Syria, North Korea or Iran any equipment or technology that contributes to the development of weapons of mass destruction. Accepted voice vote.
• Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), clarifies that direct use solar energy technology is considered a renewable energy source for the purposes of the requirement that DOD obtain 25 percent of its facility energy from renewable sources by 2025. Accepted voice vote.
• Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), limits use of certain funds until the submission of a report from the U.S. Marine Corps regarding the proposed transfer of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the U.S. Marine Corps for the expansion of Twenty Nine Palms for a Training Range Facility. Accepted voice vote.
• Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) creates a new government entity, the U.S. Office for Contingency Operations (OCO), to manage functions related to contingency operation planning, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and oversight of such interagency functions. Withdrawn.
• Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), requires the Navy to submit a report to Congress within 120 days of enactment, detailing how the service intends to utilize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Catacean Density and Distribution Mapping Working Group maps to develop new siting and wildlife mitigation protocols for Navy training and testing activities. Not offered.
• Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), clarifies the language of the Sunken Military Craft Act to restore its original intent. Not offered.