The other, from Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), would strike language prohibiting agencies from requiring contractors to enter into a project labor agreement (see the preceding story).
Other amendments were approved by voice vote; brief descriptions follow here:
• Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), to add $10 million to the Energy Conservation Program at the Defense Department.
• Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.), to allow reservists to purchase a government headstone even if they were never called up for active service.
• Peter Welch (D-Vt.), to require an inventory of energy efficiency in buildings to be published on a website.
• Lee Terry (R-Neb.), to require an Inspector General report on cost overrides on faulty bidding.
• Blumenauer, designative $35 million for post-traumatic stress disorder and brain trauma treatment.
• Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), to provide $16 million for improved access to healthcare for rural-based veterans.
• Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), to give preferences in awarding contracts to veteran-owned small businesses.
• Ted Poe (R-Texas), to prohibit funds from being used to hire a new director of a national cemetery who is not a veteran.
• Poe, to prohibit the burial services of veterans from being disrupted at national cemeteries.
• Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), to prohibit funds from being used for informal base realignment or closure.
• Bill Flores (R-Texas), to prohibit funds to implement the Energy Security and Independence Act.
• Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), to prohibit funds to be used for a director of construction at VA who does not have a degree in architecture or engineering.
• Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), to prohibit bonuses to senior VA executives.