Members also approved a proposal from Rep. Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.) to prohibit the Department of Defense (DOD) from using a drone to kill a U.S. citizen unless they are actively engaged in combat against the United States.
Another amendment, from Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyHouse panel tells fed agency to stop selling recalled cars VA Dems jockey for Kaine's seat Celebs, lawmakers light up WH red carpet at state dinner MORE (D-Va.), directs President Obama to sell 66 F-16 C/D aircraft to Taiwan.
All of these proposals were approved en bloc, along with proposals from:
— Rob Andrews (D-N.J.), making various technical changes.
— Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), requiring the Department of Defense to give certain congressional offices the same access to DOD facilities as House and Senate Armed Services.
— Sam FarrSam FarrDEA decision against reclassifying marijuana ignores public opinion 19 House Democrats' sites hacked at close of gun sit-in Dems push for allowing base closures MORE (D-Calif.), adding a sense of Congress that senior leadership in the Department of Defense should consider the importance of foreign language and cultural education.
— Pete GallegoPete P. GallegoVulnerable House freshmen passed most bills in decades, analysis finds Trump campaign's taco truck gaffe underscores Latinos' political power Dem tensions explode in Hispanic Caucus over Trump MORE (D-Texas), extending Expedited Hiring Authority for civilian personnel to address shortages in healthcare-related occupations.
— Connolly, authorizing up to 5 percent of humanitarian funds to be used for evaluating these programs.
— Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), expressing condemnation of Iran for its persecution of its Baha'i religious minority.
— Connolly, requiring the Department of Defense to report on how Egypt's military is supporting the rights of individuals involved in civil society.
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), authorizing the Department of Defense to support the fight against transnational drug trafficking.
— Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), adding a sense of Congress on the threat posed to Israel by the sale or transfer of anti-aircraft weapons to Syria.
— Scott RigellScott RigellGOP lawmaker appears in Gary Johnson ad Some in GOP say Trump has gone too far GOP rep: Trump doesn't have one trait I'd want my son to emulate MORE (R-Va.), reaffirming Congress's constitutional war powers by saying nothing in the bill authorizes any use of military force.
— Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), requiring the president to submit reports identifying steps the U.S. has taken to ensure Israel has the ability to remove "existential threats to its security and defend its vital national interests."
— Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineConservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court Trump hints that Ryan is part of 'sinister deal' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Okla.), requiring the Department of Defense to report on the implications of Caspian Sea-based resource development.
— Bridenstine, requiring the Department of Defense to report on the current and future military power of the Russian Federation.