Rep. John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiWhy is Biden doubling down on Trump's nuclear expansion? Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon officials get grilling from House Defense secretary blames State Department for delay in Afghanistan evacuation MORE (D-Calif.) proposed the biggest cut — he offered language to completely gut the $2.615 billion in funding for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, and said this money is being offered without any clear plan.
Garamendi noted that the U.S. is spending $5 billion on this fund in 2013, and said it should be zeroed out completely. But the House disagreed and voted down his amendment 150-276.
The House also voted down language from Rep. David Cicilline to cut the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund by $200 million, in a 184-237 vote.
However, the House did accept a proposal from Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) to cut the infrastructure fund by $140 million, in a 249-173 vote.
It also accepted language from Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) to cut the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund by $553.8 million, in order to end the contract with the Russian company Rosoboronexport. This amendment passed 346-79.
Members considered several other amendments to the bill on Tuesday evening, from:
— Scott RigellScott RigellSpanberger's GOP challenger raises over .8 million in third quarter Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat GOP rushes to embrace Trump MORE (R-Va.), prohibiting funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund to be used to start new projects. Passed 332-94.
— Steve Scalise (R-La.), prohibiting DOD from entering into new contracts for the procurement or production of non-petroleum based fuel. Passed in voice vote.
— Lee Terry (R-Neb.), prohibiting DOD from spending funds to enforce a section of the Energy Independent and Security Act. Withdrawn.
— Rob WittmanRobert (Rob) Joseph WittmanOvernight Defense: House Armed Services starts defense bill markups | Two Navy sailors die of COVID-19 | Pentagon reimposes mask mandate in some places Passport backlog threatens to upend travel plans for millions of Americans Overnight Defense: Intel releases highly anticipated UFO report | Biden meets with Afghan president | Conservatives lash out at Milley MORE (R-Va.), prohibiting funds from being used to propose, plan or execute another Base Realignment and Closure round. Rejected in voice vote.
— Paul BrounPaul Collins BrounHundreds apply to fill Isakson's Senate seat in Georgia Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia California lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment MORE (R-Ga.), prohibiting DOD from spending money to propose, plan or execute new BRAC rounds. Withdrawn.
— Bill FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose FloresThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones House approves measure condemning QAnon, but 17 Republicans vote against it MORE (R-Texas), prohibiting funds from being used to enforce the selective fuel bans under the Energy Independent and Security Act. Passed 237-189.
— Tom Cole (R-Okla.), prohibiting spending on implementing a furlough of DOD workers who are paid from the Working Capital Fund Account, a revolving fund that does not get direct funding from Congress. Accepted in voice vote.
— Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), prohibiting funds from being used to train the Afghan Special Mission Wing to operate Mi-17 helicopters made by Russia's state arms dealer. Passed 333-93.
— Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), reducing funding by 1 percent overall, except the Defense Health Program and Military Personnel Accounts. Failed 109-317.
— Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), limiting funds made available in the bill to operate no more than 300 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Failed 142-283.
— Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), prohibiting funds to implement the Trans Regional Web Initiative. Failed 185-238.
— Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeSheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion Texas New Members 2019 MORE (R-Texas), eliminating the waiver conditions on aid to Pakistan. Withdrawn.
Three other amendments were passed together en bloc, in a voice vote, from:
— Cicilline, cutting the Afghan Security Forces Fund by $60 million to increase Defense Health Programs by $14 million.
— Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), prohibiting the use of funds to maintain facilities that DOD lists as being completely unused.
— Paul Broun (R-Ga.), prohibiting DOD from using funds to operate an unmanned aerial system in contravention of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.