Ross's language was one of several amendments approved en bloc to the National Defense Authorization Act — others were from:

— Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), adding a sense of Cognress that the department should submit a plan to improve programs to reduce traumatic brain injury.

— Pascrell, requiring a DOD report on how to treat traumatic brain injury.

— Pete Sessions (R-Texas), setting up a pilot program for traumatic brain injury treatments.

— Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), requiring the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration to make veterans healthcare information available to healthcare providers.

Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonState Department faces mounting cyber threats A Department of Energy foundation: An idea whose time has come Tillerson’s No. 2 faces questions over State cyber closure MORE (R-S.C.), requiring a report on ways Medicare and TRICARE use to prevent improper payments to medical providers.

— John Sarbanes (D-Md.), aimed at promoting greater compliance with sourcing laws.

— Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.), requiring the Department of Defense to include management of cyber operation forces in a comprehensive DOD mission analysis of cyber operations.

— Cardenas, requiring the Department of Defense to assess economic losses resulting from the compromise of critical program information and the loss of intellectual property.

— Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), requiring the Department of Defense to report on the feasibility of a small-business cyber technology office.

— Cardenas, authorizing the Department of Defense to create an education program to help small businesses understand cyber threats.

— Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), requiring a report on the costs of equipping certain vessels with ballistic missile defense capability.

— John Conyers (D-Mich.), clarifying that the scope of forces under the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

— Bill Posey (R-Fla.), authorizing the Department of Defense to transport supplies from a nonprofit organization to aid U.S. Armed Forces.

— Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), adding a sense of Congress saying the use of improvised explosive devices should be condemned.

— Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), adding a sense of Congress on the importance of a strong National Guard and Military Reserve force.

— Langevin, requiring the Department of Defense to comply with U.S. law saying funding must be available to use civilian employees instead of contractors for tasks taking more than five years.

— Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), expanding the certification requirement on reimbursements to Pakistan to include human rights concerns.

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), enhancing DOD reporting requirements on a plan for U.S. military assistance to Egypt that includes U.S. objectives for its provision of aid to Egypt.