Dec 04 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the SenateVeterans Affairs and Appropriations Committees, has offered several amendments. Below, please find short descriptions of each amendment along with PDF attachments of the amendment text:
Here are all of the Fiscal Year 2014 NDAA amendments sponsored by Senator Moran:
- An amendment requiring a report by the Departments of Defense and State regarding INF Treaty compliance with NATO countries, particularly the activities of the Russian Federation.
- An amendment that prohibits appropriations from being provided by the Department of Defense to a hostile nation, a terrorist organization, or a state that sponsors terrorism.
- An amendment that modifies the calculation of time spent on active duty or active service for a member of the Reserve Component to reduce the eligibility age for retirement.
- An amendment that improves the Transition Assistance Program that assists members of the military who separate from service.
- An amendment cited as the “Military Reserve Jobs Act,” that provides a tiered hiring preference point system to assist members of the Reserve component, who do not qualify for veterans’ preference, to obtain federal employment preference.
- An amendment that establishes a special envoy to promote religious freedom of religious minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.
- An amendment expressing the sense of the Senate to make certain the pay and allowances of members of the military continue in the event of a government shutdown.
- An amendment requiring a report by the Department of Defense to maintain their responsibility and accountability for bringing home Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who is currently a POW/MIA in Afghanistan.
- An amendment requiring a report by the Department of Defense on the potential cost, near and long term, of incorporating U.S. manufactured rotary wing aircraft for the Afghanistan National Security Force.
- An amendment that strikes funding for rotary wing aircraft from the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund.
- An amendment that protects the religious freedom of military chaplains in accordance with the traditions, expressions and religious exercises of a group during non-military services.
- An amendment that would protect the pay of dual-status military technicians by treating them the same as Active Duty personnel in the case of a government shutdown.
- An amendment that expresses the sense of the Senate that funding for death benefits for survivors of deceased members of the military should not be subject to a government shutdown.
- An amendment to award medals for members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who were killed or wounded in the November 5, 2009, attack at Fort Hood, Texas.
- An amendment that would strengthen financial sanctions on Iran and close loopholes. In addition, this amendment expresses the sense of Congress that Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons capabilities and that any interim agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program must require Iran to comply with all U.N. Security Council resolutions.
- An amendment that supports Reserve Component cyber capabilities that protect our nation by enhancing a strategy to protect against personnel reductions that would obstruct their cyber missions for the Department of Defense.
- An amendment that requires a classified, joint intelligence assessment from the Departments of State and Defense and the Director of National Intelligence to evaluate the threat of Al Shabab to the United States and U.S. citizens in the Horn of Africa.
- An amendment that provides for the conveyance of the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri, once consolidation of all right, title, and interest in and to the real property, the Administrator for Nuclear Security may negotiate an agreement to convey to an eligible entity all right, title, and interest of the U.S.
- An amendment that would protect the pay of dual-status military technicians by treating them the same as Active Duty personnel to exempt them from sequestration furloughs.
- An amendment to strengthen the protection of voting rights for military members and U.S. citizens overseas.
- An amendment to express the sense of the Senate that fiscal year 2014 funds for recovering and identifying personnel who are prisoners of war or missing in action (POW/MIA) should not be subject to the annual appropriations process that would cause these cases to be delayed or cancelled.
- An amendment that would improve the IT procurement process by empowering federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs), elevating their role in civilian agency budget planning processes, and increasing their ability to optimize how agencies use information technology.