Here’s the insanely long list of amendments filed to the Senate budget

March 23, 2013

The Senate passed a budget for the first time in four years shortly before 5 a.m. on Saturday. Why was the night so long? Before the debate could end, senators spent hours wading through a long series of symbolic, non-binding votes on amendments to the budget, a.k.a. "vote-a-rama."

(AFP PHOTO / Saul Loeb)
(Saul Loeb/AFP)

Senators filed more than 500 amendments, but just a fraction of the total was actually brought to the floor last night for a vote. (For more explanatory background on vote-a-rama read David Graham and Keith Hennessy.) Here's a list of nearly all the amendments that were filed, with the ones that were actually voted on in bold. (Vote results courtesy of the Library of Congress's invaluable THOMAS database.)

  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the prohibition of funding of the medium extended air defense system. (#136) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 5.
  • Moran amendment to increase funding for research at the National Institutes of Health. (#137)
  • Isakson amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to establishing a biennial budget and appropriations process. (#138) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31.
  • Inhofe amendment to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (#139) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 46.
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to modify the methodology of the Department of Transportation’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability Program. (#140)
  • Inhofe amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would impose a user fee with respect to general aviation. (#141)
  • Barrasso amendment to reprogram funds for the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct whole economy modeling for pending regulatory proposals. (#142)
  • Collins amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require the President, the Vice President, and members of the President’s cabinet to obtain their health insurance coverage through health insurance exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#143)
  • Collins amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore a sensible definition of full-time employee for purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#144) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Collins amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for sensible regulatory reform for Executive departments and independent regulatory agencies, including cost-benefit analysis for major and significant rules, good guidance practices, and relief from first-time, nonharmful paperwork violations. (#145)
  • Barrasso amendment to increase funds for National Defense to prevent 57,795 National Guard military technicians from being furloughed in order to maintain a high level of National Guard readiness to respond to State emergencies and overseas missions and to provide an offset. (#146)
  • Shaheen amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide assistance to small businesses in accessing foreign markets. (#147)
  • Shaheen amendment to end the feedstock flexibility program for bioenergy producers and reform the Federal sugar program. (#148)
  • Shaheen amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase the capacity of Federal agencies to ensure effective contract management and contract oversight. (#149) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Bennet amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to fund a broad range of underfunded wildfire-related activities. (#150)
  • Bennet amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote energy conservation and clean energy. (#151)
  • Portman amendment to provide reconciliation instructions to reduce the deficit by $63,860,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2014 through 2023. (#152) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 56.
  • Portman amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote exports. (#153) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Portman amendment to require the Congressional Budget Office to include macroeconomic feedback scoring of tax legislation. (#154) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48.
  • Portman amendment to repeal the budget’s tax increases and tax reconciliation instructions, and replace them with it a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that would cut corporate tax rates while reducing lower-priority business tax preferences. (#155)
  • Grassley amendment to protect Americans from a $1,000,000,000,000 tax increase and provide for pro-growth revenue-neutral comprehensive tax reform. (#156) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54.
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure equality under the law by guaranteeing that Congress and the President live under the same laws they create. (#157)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit consideration of a budget resolution that includes revenue increases while the civilian unemployment rate is above 5.5 percent, the administration’s prediction for the unemployment rate without the stimulus. (#158) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54.
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a point of order prohibiting the consideration of any legislation after April 15th until a budget resolution is agreed to in the Senate. (#159)
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve transparency in the value-added producer grant program to prevent spending taxpayer dollars on wasteful government giveaways. (#160)
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for achieving full auditability of the financial statements of the Department of Defense by 2017. (#161) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to expand and enhance the no contracting with the enemy provisions and ensure that no United States taxpayer dollars go to the enemies of the United States. (#162)
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to modernize the nuclear weapons complex and strategic delivery systems of the United States to maintain America’s nuclear deterrent, which is critical to the security of the American people. (#163)
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to put more Americans back to work by removing burdensome and costly regulations from the backs of employers. (#164)
  • Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the Department of Labor from implementing a proposal to expand the definition of “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to include appraisals of employee stock ownership plans. (#165)
  • Ayotte amendment to include the reining in of onerous regulations on our nation’s fishing industry in a deficit-neutral reserve fund. (#166)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit raising taxes to offset new spending. (#167)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit raising taxes to offset new spending. (#168)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit raising taxes to offset new spending. (#169)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit raising taxes to offset new spending. (#170)
  • Ayotte amendment to prohibit raising taxes to offset new spending. (#171)
  • Collins amendment to prohibit certain revisions of allocations for workforce investment measures that lack program integrity controls for the Job Corps program. (#172)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect low-income families from electricity cost increases. (#173)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect vulnerable families from job killing regulations. (#174)
  • Inhofe amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would allow funds to be used to enforce any oil refinery rule or regulation against family farms. (#175)
  • Roberts amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to the reduction of wasteful spending, which may include but is not limited to the establishment of a new committee of the Senate with the purpose of examining and proposing annually legislation to reduce wasteful, inefficient, and duplicative spending. (#177)
  • Roberts amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to remove contradictory data collection requirements for financial institutions. (#178)
  • Roberts amendment to increase funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act while cutting untested educational programs elsewhere in the budget. (#179)
  • Roberts amendment to eliminate the low-income home energy assistance loophole in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. (#180)
  • Roberts amendment to eliminate the employment and training program of the supplemental nutrition assistance program. (#181)
  • Roberts amendment to enact the reforms described in S458, the Improve Nutrition Program Integrity and Deficit Reduction Act of 2013. (#182)
  • Roberts amendment to reduce resources provided for categorical eligibility. (#183)
  • Roberts amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to expedite exports from the United States through reform of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in such a manner that greenhouse gas emissions produced outside the United States by any good exported from the United States are not subject to the requirements of that Act. (#184) Agreed to in the Senate by voice vote.
  • Roberts amendment to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from using funds for the implementation or management of health benefit exchanges until the chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services certifies that the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 have resulted in a reduction in the average health insurance premiums for Americans of $2500. (#185)
  • Roberts amendment to protect all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in genomics and personalized medicine, the unique needs of health disparity populations, and differences in the treatment responses and the treatment preferences of patients. (#186)
  • Roberts amendment to prohibit the use of funds for promotional or marketing materials promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#187) Not agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Roberts amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address what the President of the United States has called a “health spending problem”. (#188)
  • Roberts amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address what the President of the United States has called a “health spending problem”. (#189)
  • Manchin amendment to ensure sufficient funding for underground and surface coal mining safety and health research. (#190)
  • Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce the dependence of the United States on imports of rare earth metals from the People’s Republic of China. (#191)
  • Udall (NM) amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for America’s service members and veterans to increase access to health care for veterans in rural areas. (#192). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Udall (NM) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen and reform the National Nuclear Security Administration. (#193)
  • Coats amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to repeal the 3.8 percent tax on investment income imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#194)
  • Coats amendment to require fuller reporting on possible costs to taxpayers of any budget submitted by the President. (#195) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Coats amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would increase net direct spending when the national debt exceeds the size of the economy of the United States. (#196)
  • Coats amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for revenue-neutral tax reform that grows the economy rather than growing the size of government. (#197)
  • Sanders amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the benefits of disabled veterans and their survivors, which may not include a chained CPI. (#198) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to limit Federal land to a certain percentage of the total land mass of any State. (#199)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for preventing domestic drone killings. (#200)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for choice-based early education scholarships. (#201).
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to encourage patient-centered reforms to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs, promoting economic growth. (#202) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54.
  • Sessions amendment to balance the Democrat’s budget by 2023. (#203)
  • Sessions amendment to reduce spending, provide for State revenue sharing, and decrease dependence on OPEC oil imports through the leasing of certain areas of the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia in the mid-Atlantic region of  the outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas exploration. (#204)
  • Sessions amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reform the use of Federal funds paid in civil litigation that seeks to compel Federal regulatory action.  (#205)
  • Sessions amendment to reduce the growth in welfare spending from 80 percent to 60 percent. (#206)
  • Sessions amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to end payment of Federal funds used in promoting nutrition programs through any partnerships between Federal agencies and foreign embassies. (#207)
  • Sessions amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to achieve savings by prohibiting illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status from qualifying for federally subsidized health care. (#208)
  • Sessions amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to achieve savings by prohibiting illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status from qualifying for a refundable tax credit. (#209)
  • Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen sanctions imposed with respect to the energy sector of Iran to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. (#210)
  • Johnson (WI) amendment to establish a point of order against a budget resolution that does not achieve a unified budget surplus after 2022. (#211)
  • Johnson (WI) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the use of Federal funds for the bailout of improvident State and local governments. (#212)
  • Johnson (WI) amendment to force Congress to ensure the solvency of the Social Security and Medicare programs. (#213) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53.
  • Toomey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase funding for the inland waterways system. (#214)
  • Blunt amendment to improve the deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote manufacturing in the United States. (#215)
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Air Force to conduct an analysis of alternatives to determine the next generation intercontinental ballistic missile and to provide an offset. (#216)
  • Hoeven amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support programs related to the nuclear missions of the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration. (#217)  Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Air Force to develop a replacement for the air-launched cruise missile and to provide an offset. (#218)
  • Burr amendment to protect Americans’ traditional and Roth retirement savings accounts from being used as source of revenue to pay for increased Government spending. (#219)
  • Burr amendment to protect America’s voluntary employer-provided defined benefit retirement system from being used as a source of revenue to pay for increased Government spending. (#220)
  • Burr amendment to protect America’s pensions and retirement accounts from being used as a source of revenue to pay for increased Government spending. (#221)
  • Crapo amendment to establish a deficit neutral reserve fund to repeal the tax increases enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that were imposed on low- and middle-income Americans. (#222) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54.
  • Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to the reform of applicable statutes to eliminate the risk of the Environmental Protection Agency conducting aerial surveillance for the inspection of agricultural operations. (#223)
  • Johanns amendment to amend the deficit-neutral fund for a farm bill. (#224)
  • Flake amendment to prohibit earmarks. (#225)
  • Moran amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for Department of Homeland Security ammunition. (#226)
  • Burr amendment to provide the American people with information about how much their health care premiums will skyrocket as a result of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#227)
  • Burr amendment to lower health care costs, promote job growth, ensure America’s global leadership in innovation, and provide tax relief to middle-class families. (#228)
  • Burr amendment to provide regulatory relief to small businesses so that they can grow American jobs and strengthen our nation’s economy. (#229)
  • Burr amendment to provide regulatory relief to small businesses so that they can grow American jobs and strengthen our nation’s economy. (#230)
  • Burr amendment to ensure that millionaires on Medicare pay the full premium costs in order to strengthen the Medicare program for seniors and put the program on a sustainable path for taxpayers. (#231)
  • Burr amendment to protect the American people and strengthen our national security by fully funding the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the BioShield Special Reserve Fund. (#232) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Moran amendment to increase funding for research at the National Institutes of Health. (#233)
  • Begich amendment to exclude efforts on the Medium Extended Air Defense System from authorized efforts covered by the deficit-neutral reserve fund for national defense. (#234)
  • Begich amendment to provide an additional element on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System to the deficit-neutral reserve fund for national defense. (#235)
  • Begich amendment to provide an additional element on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System to the deficit-neutral reserve fund for national defense. (#236)
  • Begich amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the closure and consolidation of overseas military properties and installations, consistent with the recommendation in title XXIV of Senate Report 112-173 to accompany S. 3254, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, given the increasing ability to rapidly deploy from the United States in support of contingencies around the globe and to encourage the Department of Defense to evaluate relocating overseas missions and troops in the United States to promote domestic economic development and growth, and to create a point of order against legislation that would authorize domestic base realignment and closure (BRAC) rounds in fiscal years 2015 and 2017 as requested by the Department of Defense, given the inaccurate cost estimates of the Department of Defense in every previously authorized BRAC round, including 2005 BRAC round, the implementation cost estimates for which grew from $21,000,000,000 to an actual $35,100,000,000, a 67 percent increase, and the estimated 20-year savings for which decreased by 72 percent, from $35,600,000,000 to $9,900,000,000, according to the 2012 Government Accountability Office report entitled, “Military Base Realignments and Closures: Updated Costs and Savings Estimates”. (#237)
  • Shaheen amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to studying the exposure of United States financial institutions to the Eurozone. (#238)
  • Udall (CO) amendment to provide additional suppression resources to the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior for the protection of communities, homes, water supplies, utility infrastructure, and natural resources from catastrophic wildfires. (#239) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Shaheen amendment to clarify that budget levels can be revised for a measure involving on-the-job training programs. (#240)
  • Sanders amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation to reduce the deficit and create jobs by eliminating offshore tax shelters used by large profitable corporations to avoid paying federal income taxes. (#241)
  • Grassley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for a Medicaid FMAP bonus for any State that enacts medical liability reform. (#242)
  • Grassley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for preventing reductions in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital allotments of States that choose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (#243)
  • Cornyn amendment to reduce funds available to the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for listing activities that are based on arbitrary decision deadlines reached in closed-door settlements under the Endangered Species Act, including Texas salamanders and lesser prairie chickens, and to reduce the deficit. (#244)
  • Cornyn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to exempt American farmers and ranchers in foreclosure from a tax increase. (#245)
  • Cornyn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to exempt families with sick children and seniors from a tax increase on medical expenses enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#246)
  • Cornyn amendment to ensure if the President fails to submit his budget by the deadline set in law the Director of the Office of Management and Budget does not get paid until he submits a budget; and that any savings will reduce the deficit. (#247) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Cornyn amendment to protect small businesses from higher taxes. (#248)
  • Barrasso amendment to exempt all Americans from the unconstitutional individual insurance mandate and ensure that the President’s promise to reduce premiums by $2,500 is fulfilled. (#249)
  • Barrasso amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to decrease premiums, increase jobs, allow for more affordable health care options by repealing the $100,000,000,000 tax on health insurance plans purchased by individuals, families and business. (#250)
  • Hoeven amendment to require the Congressional Budget Office to include in its annual update to the Budget and Economic Outlook an analysis of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on major economic indicators measured relative to prior law and an estimate of the budgetary effects of such impacts. (#251)
  • Lee amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding abortion of pain-capable unborn children in the Nation’s capital. (#252)
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase the pool of highly skilled workers in the United States by removing per-country limits. (#253)
  • Begich amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require public disclosure of certain crop insurance information. (#254)
  • Lee amendment to establish  a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit funding for construction, planning, or support of a new United Nations building on the property of the Robert Moses Playground. (#255)
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to limit funds for institutions or organizations established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. (#256)
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for an accounting of total United States contributions to the United Nations. (#257)
  • Sessions amendment to create a point of order against legislation increasing the deficit. (#258)
  • Sessions amendment to prohibit consideration of legislation that increases direct spending. (#259)
  • Hoeven amendment to strike a provision relating to the clean energy fund. (#260)
  • Blunt amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would create a Federal tax or fee on carbon emissions. (#261)
  • Roberts amendment to increase funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act while cutting untested educational programs elsewhere in the budget. (#262)
  • Paul amendment in the nature of a substitute. (#263) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 18 - 81.
  • Sanders amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation to reduce the deficit and create jobs by eliminating offshore tax shelters used by large profitable corporations to avoid paying federal income taxes. (#264)
  • Casey amendment to prohibit certain revisions of allocations for workforce investment measures that lack program integrity controls for the Job Corps program. (#265) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Casey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fun to provide for on-the-job training in the Marcellus Shale region. (#266)
  • Baucus amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support rural schools and districts. (#267) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Hagan amendment to clarify that budget levels can be revised for a measure providing training that leads to recognized postsecondary credentials. (#268)
  • Hagan amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen the enforcement of provisions of free trade agreements that relate to textile and apparel articles. (#269) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Casey amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation that enables individuals with disabilities to use existing savings vehicles. (#270)
  • Casey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide Federal tax incentives for life sciences research. (#271)
  • Cardin amendment to improve the bill. (#272)
  • Cardin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve oral health care for children with Medicaid coverage. (#273) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Cardin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide greater outreach and education about the saver’s tax credit. (#274)
  • Cardin amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for election reform. (#275)
  • Cardin amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund on health care improvement. (#276)
  • Lautenberg amendment to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in clean energy and preserve the environment in order to protect the public  health, including the health of children, pregnant women, workers, and communities, from toxic chemicals. (#277)
  • Hagan amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the families of United States service members and veterans. (#278) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Inhofe amendment to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from waiving Federal work requirements under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. (#279)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring States to implement drug testing for Federal welfare programs for applicants and recipients of assistance including, but not limited to, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. (#280)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that impact aid payments under sections 8002 and 8003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 do not fall below 2012-2013 school year levels. (#281)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect community banks from Basel III capital standards. (#282)
  • Inhofe amendment to reduce spending and decrease the risk of drastic energy price increases by prohibiting further greenhouse gas regulations for the purposes of addressing climate change. (#283)
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect jobs by preventing Federal agencies from overriding efforts by States to conserve species. (#284)
  • Wicker amendment to provide for the repeal of new spending under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (#285)
  • Wicker amendment to increase the vote threshold required to waive a budget point of order prohibiting unfunded mandates in excess of limit. (#286)
  • Rubio amendment to create a point of order against increases in Federal spending that are not offset by equivalent spending cuts. (#287)
  • Rubio amendment to protect the housing market from being used as a source of revenue to pay for more spending by protecting the deduction for mortgage interest from being capped, limited, or eliminated to pay for new spending as part of any tax increase. (#288)
  • Rubio amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for reforming the United Nations in the spirit of transparency, respect for basic human freedoms, and effective nonproliferation. (#289)
  • Rubio amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to serve low- and middle-income students by providing access to private elementary and secondary schools. (#290)
  • Rubio amendment to create a point of order against tax increases on middle income taxpayers. (#291)
  • Rubio amendment to express the sense of the Senate to enact the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. (#292)
  • Heller amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that the Bureau of Land Management collaborates with States in efforts to promote sustainable sage-grouse populations and the conservation of sage-grouse habitat by developing and approving State plans that prevent the listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and preserve the way of life in, and economic health of, the impacted areas. (#293) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Heller amendment to express the sense of the Senate that the proposal made by National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform should be considered by the Senate. (#294)
  • Corker amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to secure resources generated through more effective implementation of Department of State staff right-sizing processes for improvements in embassy and diplomatic security. (#296)
  • Hatch amendment to promote innovation, preserve high-paying jobs, and encourage economic growth for manufacturers of lifesaving medical devices and cutting edge medical therapies. (#297) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 20.
  • Hatch amendment to repeal the $130,000,000,000 job-crushing mandate so employers can continue to grow, create new jobs, expand the economy, and provide families with more coverage of their choices. (#298)
  • Hatch amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional attempt to gut welfare reform and to provide for a 5-year reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program that honors the dignity of real work. (#299)
  • Hatch amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to trade and international agreements to increase the competitiveness of the United States and United States exports. (#300)
  • Hatch amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to trade and international agreements to protect United States innovation and intellectual property interests. (#301)
  • Hatch amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote government efficiency. (#302)
  • Murkowski amendment to allow Medicare health care providers to negotiate with Medicare beneficiaries. (#303)
  • Murkowski amendment to exempt advance appropriations for the Indian Health Services and Indian Health Facilities accounts of the Indian Health Service from a point of order against legislation that would provide an advance appropriation. (#304)
  • Thune amendment to protect charitable organizations from being used as a source of revenue to pay for more spending by protecting the deduction for charitable giving from being capped, limited, or eliminated to pay for new spending as part of any tax increase. (#305)
  • Thune amendment to protect charitable organizations from being used as a source of revenue to pay for more spending by protecting the deduction for charitable giving from being capped, limited, or eliminated to pay for new spending as part of any tax increase. (#306)
  • Thune amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to permanently eliminate the Federal estate tax. (#307) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53.
  • Thune amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund that may establish biennial budgeting and appropriations, among other budget process reforms. (#308)
  • Thune amendment to increase spending for the impact aid program under title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in an offset manner. (#309)
  • Thune amendment to increase funds for public safety in tribal areas and provide for an offset. (#310)
  • Udall (NM) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening and reforming the National Nuclear Security Administration. (#311)
  • Casey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for State and local law enforcement. (#312)
  • Begich amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and families by meeting the contract support costs of Indian tribes. (#313)
  • Landrieu amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for America’s service members and veterans to include leases of major medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. (#314) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Brown amendment to ensure a pro-growth corporate tax code that prevents U.S. firms from avoiding taxation by using foreign subsidiaries to exploit U.S. markets or by shifting profits to foreign subsidiaries in amounts disproportionate to the activities and tangible business assets of such entities, as determined by the Joint Committee on Taxation. (#315)
  • Manchin amendment to address prescription drug abuse in the United States. (#316) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Wicker amendment to establish a point of order against any budget resolution containing greater projected spending on net interest than on national defense. (#317)
  • Crapo amendment to amend the reconciliation instruction to include instructions to the Committee on Finance to achieve the Budget’s stated goal of $275 billion in mandatory health care savings.(#318) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52.
  • Hoeven amendment to provide additional resources to Criminal Investigations and Police Services of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (#319) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Hoeven amendment to provide additional resources to the natural gas technologies and unconventional fossil energy technologies programs of the Department of Energy. (#320)
  • Hoeven amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to streamlining Bureau of Land Management regulations. (#321)
  • Barrasso amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve relating to preventing the implementation and use of certain guidance. (#322)
  • Barrasso amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to maintain and modernize United States nuclear forces, including nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles of all three legs of the nuclear triad (ICBMs, SLBMs, and nuclear-capable bombers), at levels no lower than the maximum allowed for under the New START Treaty until such time as the President certifies that the Russian Federation is in compliance with all its arms control obligations with the United States and is not engaging in activity inconsistent with such obligations and the Senate advises and consents to ratification of a treaty providing for the reduction of United States strategic nuclear forces to levels lower than New START levels. (#323)
  • Barrasso amendment to create a point of order against legislation that increases the deficit, if the true cost of the legislation is not provided. (#324)
  • Barrasso amendment to express the sense of the Senate that the levels of public debt outlined in section 101(5) of this resolution are responsible, reasonable, and in a sustainable place and that increasing the public debt to $24,364,925,000,000 through fiscal year 2023 under that section will be good for our children and grandchildren. (#325)
  • Graham amendment to reduce the Federal poverty level qualification established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for the exchange subsidies from 400 percent of the Federal poverty level to 300 percent of the Federal poverty level. (#326)
  • Graham amendment to reduce Medicare subsidies to wealthy beneficiaries by adopting the President’s proposal to increase income-related premiums and require beneficiaries earning more than $250,000 per year pay the total amount of their Medicare premium. (#327)
  • Graham amendment to reduce spending for the National Labor Relations Board. (#328)
  • Graham amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to broaden the effects of the sequester, including allowing Members of Congress to donate 20 percent of their salaries to charity or to the Department of Treasury during sequestration. (#329) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Graham amendment to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund to replace sequestration to ensure balance in spending cuts. (#330)
  • Graham amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund that pertains to any legislation reducing the 2017 Federal matching rate in Medicaid for the expansion population in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and clarifies that States may opt-out of the Medicaid expansion at any time. (#331)
  • Vitter amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding sex-selection abortions. (#332)
  • Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit. (#333)
  • Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from granting legal status to individuals illegally present in the United States before fully implementing the integrated entry and exit data system. (#334)
  • Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to  prohibit funding for any international organization, agency, or entity (including the United Nations) that requires the registration of, or taxes a gun owned by a citizen of the United States. (#335)
  • Vitter amendment to end automatic pay raises for members of Congress and reduce spending, deficits, and debt. (#336)
  • Vitter amendment to establish a border security fee on international remittance transfers if the sender is unable to verify legal status in the United States, and for other purposes. (#337)
  • Vitter amendment to end the mobile phone welfare program. (#338) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53.
  • Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring States to implement drug testing programs for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which would encourage healthy, drug-free families instead of encouraging dependent behavior or ongoing drug abuse. (#339)
  • Shelby amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that requires financial regulators to conduct rigorous cost-benefit analyses on all proposed rules. (#340) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52.
  • Begich amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the labeling of genetically engineered fish. (#341) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve education in the United States by allowing funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to follow children to the school they attend. (#342)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support the creation or expansion of high-quality charter schools. (#343)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support State and local education agency compensation programs for teachers who have a demonstrated record of improving student academic achievement. (#344)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to  waive requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act law if the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determines that States and employers can better protect consumers from escalating health insurance premiums, providing individuals with more job opportunities and families with more health coverage options. (#345)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to fulfill President Barack Obama’s promise that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year. (#346)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to give States the certainty and flexibility they need to serve their Medicaid beneficiaries by holding Washington accountable for deciding on Medicaid waiver applications in a timely manner. (#347)
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent restrictions to public access to fishing downstream of dams owned by the Corps of Engineers. (#348) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent funding for enforcing National Labor Relations Board decisions and regulations issued by a majority whose quorum was constituted by invalid recess appointments. (#349)
  • Franken amendment to clarify the deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote employment and job growth. (#350)
  • Franken amendment to provide additional uses for the deficit-neutral reserve fund for higher education. (#351)
  • Franken amendment to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund for unemployment relief to expand and expedite training opportunities for unemployment compensation recipients so they can gain the necessary skills to compete in the 21st century workforce. (#352)
  • Franken amendment to amend section 308 relating to broadband infrastructure investments in rural areas. (#353) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Franken amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support tribal energy independence, economic development, and job creation through the development of renewable-energy resources and energy efficiency on Indian land. (#354)
  • Begich amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects. (#355)
  • Moran amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the prohibition of funding for ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security. (#356)
  • Burr amendment to delay implementation of the President’s health care law for 2 years. (#357)
  • Inhofe amendment to address the impacts of sequestration on the Department of Defense. (#358)
  • Inhofe amendment to reduce spending and decrease the risk of drastic energy price increases by prohibiting further greenhouse gas regulations for the purposes of addressing climate change. (#359) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52.
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to uphold Second Amendment rights and prohibit the establishment of a national firearm registry. (#360)
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnership Program and to provide an offset. (#361)
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Education’s Impact Aid program and to provide an offset. (#362)
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program and to provide an offset. (#363)
  • Kirk amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent Iran from directly or indirectly accessing the Trans-European Automated Realtime Gross Settlement Express Transfer System of the European Central Bank and to prevent the Government of Iran from accessing its euro-denominated foreign exchange holdings. (#364)
  • Stabenow amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation to close tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas and instead reward companies that bring jobs home. (#365)
  • McCaskill amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support the transition of service members to the civilian workforce by streamlining the process associated with Federal and State credentialing requirements. (#366) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Risch amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would provide funds for regulations that have not been reviewed, modified, or specifically authorized by Congress in statute. (#367)
  • Risch amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for replacing the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States. (#368)
  • Inhofe amendment to achieve domestic energy independence. (#369)
  • Murkowski amendment to create jobs, generate new receipts, and positively impact the energy security of the United States by increasing oil and natural gas production on Federal land and waters. (#370)
  • Murkowski amendment to jobs, generate new receipts, positively impact the energy security of the United States, and reverse the decline of oil flowing through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System by increasing oil production on Federal land in the State of Alaska that is not currently leased. (#371)
  • Murkowski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the establishment of an advanced energy trust fund with receipts from new production on Federal land and waters that are not currently leased or scheduled to be made available for lease by fiscal year 2017. (#372)
  • Lee amendment to provide a point of order against budgets spending more on net interest payments on the debt than on national defense, and to ensure the United States government funds its military at higher levels than the militaries of foreign holders of its debt. (#373) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53.
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate a source of corporate welfare by phasing out the authority of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. (#374)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the restriction of drones in the United States. (#375)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to procedures for approval of major rules. (#376)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the reform of aviation security. (#377)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate economic and military aid to Egypt unless and until the President of Egypt pledges in English and Arabic his intent to abide by the Camp David Accords. (#378)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce foreign aid to Pakistan until it grants the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi, who is being held in prison for his assistance to the United States Government in capturing Osama bin Laden. (#379)
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to clarify the definition of waters of the United States and to provide property rights protections. (#380)
  • Paul amendment to reduce spending by withdrawing the United States from membership in the United Nations. (#381)
  • Paul amendment to provide funding to the Department of Transportation for interstate bridge infrastructure projects and to reduce the Federal deficit by decreasing the amounts available for foreign assistance and loan guarantee programs administered by the Department of Energy. (#382) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 26 - 72.
  • Paul amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow disciplinary measures to be taken against Department of State employees whose actions result in loss of life, serious injury, or significant destruction of property at or related to a United States mission overseas. (#383)
  • Brown amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that the Federal Government prioritizes American companies in awarding non-defense procurement contracts before granting Buy America waivers. (#384)
  • Tester amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in clean energy and preserve the environment. (#385)
  • Udall (NM) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to tribal higher education for tribal higher education programs in the Department of the Interior for tribal scholarships, operating expenses, and other necessary purposes. (#386)
  • Hagan amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support export promotion for small businesses. (#387)
  • Boozman amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening and reforming Federal offices of Inspectors General, reducing vacancies in offices of Inspectors General, and providing for improvements in the overall economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Inspectors General. (#388)
  • Boozman amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address the disproportionate regulatory burdens on community banks. (#389) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Lautenberg amendment to include in the deficit-neutral reserve fund for service members and veterans a continuation of limitation on increases in certain health care fees, premiums, and costs for uniformed services beneficiaries in excess of percentage increases in uniformed services retired pay. (#390)
  • Lautenberg amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding preventing terrorists from purchasing guns. (#391)
  • Lautenberg amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding domestic violence and firearm possession. (#392)
  • Lautenberg amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding background checks at gun shows. (#393)
  • Wyden amendment to ensure that chronic illness is addressed as part of health care improvement. (#394) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Inhofe amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect vulnerable families from unnecessary increases in fuel costs. (#395)
  • Levin amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation to eliminate offshore tax shelters used by large corporations. (#396)
  • Rockefeller amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect pension and health care benefits from retired UMWA workers. (#397)
  • Merkley amendment to increase investment in high-impact breakthrough clean energy technologies through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy of the Department of Energy. (#398) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Toomey amendment to repeal the tax increase on catastrophic medical expenses created by Obamacare. (#399)
  • Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure election integrity by requiring a valid government-issued photographic ID for voting in federal elections. (#400)
  • Coburn  amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 15 “financial literacy” programs under 13 departments and agencies identified by 2012 report of the Government Accountability Office, entitled “Opportunities to reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#401)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 160 “housing assistance” programs under 20 Departments and Agencies identified by the Government Accountability Office’s 2012 report, “Opportunities to reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#402)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 253 Department of Justice grant programs under 10 departments and agencies identified by the Government Accountability Office’s 2012 report, “Opportunities to reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#403)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication in 15 Federal unmanned aircraft programs. (#404)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 209 “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” programs under 13 Departments and Agencies identified by the Government Accountability Office’s 2012 report, “Opportunities to reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#405)
  • Coburn amendment to prohibit individuals with adjusted gross income over $1,000,000 from receiving unemployment compensation. (#406)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce Social Security for individuals with an adjusted gross income of $1,000,000 or more to extend the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. (#407)
  • Coburn amendment to reduce the federal matching rate for Medicaid expansions and prevent the federal government from making an unrealistic promise to States to fund any State’s expansion of the Medicaid program at a higher level of federal reimbursement.  (#408)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to sunset the provision of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that increases payments to hospitals in a few States by reducing payments to the majority of States through the Medicare hospital wage index. (#409) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31.
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that health savings account-eligible high deductible health plans are considered to be qualified health plans and an employer offer of coverage for purposes of compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. ( #410)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to furlough Federal employees with seriously delinquent tax liability. (#411)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund that addresses the nonprofit postal discount for State and national political committees. (#412) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reform the Lifeline program of the Federal Communications Commission to require minimal payments from subsidized cell phone recipients. (#413)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks for the PGA tour, the NFL, NASCAR, Hollywood, fish tackle box manufacturers, and Eskimo whaling captains. (#414)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate or defund congressional committees that do not conduct oversight of the programs within its jurisdiction. (#415)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate non-defense related spending by the Department of Defense. (#416) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 56.
  • Coburn amendment to reduce the burden on middle-class taxpayers by eliminating subsidies for the purchase of health insurance to wealthier Americans with annual incomes above 300 percent of the federal poverty level. (#417)
  • Coburn amendment to achieve at least $630 billion in health care savings, the same level of health care savings proposed by the President’s own Bipartisan Fiscal Commission, often Bowles-Simpson plan. (#418)
  • Coburn amendment to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from approving prescription opioids that are subject to abuse without requiring abuse-deterrent formulations. (#419)
  • Coburn amendment to eliminate improper or overlapping payments made by the Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance programs. (#420)
  • Coburn amendment to prohibit the use of supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits to purchase junk food. (#421)
  • Coburn amendment to establish a database for all unclassified reports submitted to Congress. (#422)
  • Coburn amendment to prohibit the sale of Federal grants.  (#423)
  • Baucus amendment to include livestock and specialty crop disaster assistance programs in a deficit-neutral reserve fund for a farm bill. (#424)
  • Merkley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding, enhancing, or otherwise improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or career and technical education. (#425)
  • Cardin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the establishment of robust and uniform accountability guidelines for United States foreign assistance programs (#426)
  • Cardin amendment to provide additional resources for the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, to provide a report on strategies for the most efficient use of resources to develop financial goals, build wealth and increase consumers’ financial knowledge. (#427)
  • Cardin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting drinking water and providing clean water for communities. (#428)
  • Udall (NM) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to general education, which may include fully funding the impact aid program under title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and supporting school programs for children living on Federal property and Indian land. (#429)
  • Levin amendment to provide for a deficit-reduction reserve fund to provide for legislation to eliminate offshore tax shelters used by large corporations. (#430) As modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Mikulski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require equal pay policies and practices. (#431) Agreed to by Voice Vote.
  • Stabenow amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect Medicare’s guaranteed benefit and to prohibit replacing guaranteed benefits with the House passed budget plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program. (#432). Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 3.
  • Murray amendment to amend the resolution. (#433) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 40 - 59.
  • Toomey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for the inland waterways system. (#434) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Hoeven amendment to provide additional resources to maintain funding for research activities conducted by the Agricultural Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (#435)
  • Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program administered by the Department of Education and provide for an offset. (#436)
  • Burr amendment to provide regulatory relief to small businesses so that they can grow American jobs and strengthen our nation’s economy. (#437)
  • Shaheen amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women’s access to health care, including primary and preventative health care, family planning and birth control, and employer-provided contraceptive coverage, such as was provided under the Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148). (#438) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 43.
  • Murray amendment to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund for tax relief for low and middle income families. (#439) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0.
  • Sanders amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the need to vigorously combat global warming by establishing policies that transform the energy system of the United States away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. (#440)
  • McCaskill amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to end earmarks and reform the process of amendment the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to temporarily suspend or reduce duties, in a manner that creates a transparent, streamlined, and merit-based process for the business community. (#441)
  • Casey amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for State and local law enforcement. (#442) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to establish reasonable deadlines for processes under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. (#443)
  • Lee amendment to eliminate all funds made available to the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for purposes related to the listing, management, and enforcement of regulations relating to the Greater and Gunnison Sage grouse. (#444)
  • Lee amendment to eliminate all funds made available to the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for the management and enforcement of regulations pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 as the regulations relate to the Utah Prairie Dog, a species that exists only in the State of Utah. (#445)
  • Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to end all energy subsidies on a technology-neutral basis. (#446)
  • Kirk amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the expansion of the Visa Waiver Program. (#447)
  • Hatch amendment to protect Americans from a $1,000,000,000,000 tax increase and provide for pro-growth revenue-neutral competitive international business tax reform. (#448)
  • Hatch amendment to protect Americans from a $1,000,000,000,000 tax increase and provide for pro-growth revenue-neutral individual tax reform. (#449)
  • Hatch amendment to protect charitable organizations, home owners with mortgages, state and local taxpayers, retirement plan participants, and other taxpayers from the tax increase in the President’s budget’s proposed 28% cap on tax benefits and to prevent the revenue raised being used to pay for more spending by protecting these widely-available and applicable tax benefits from being capped at 28% or otherwise limited to pay for new spending as part of any tax increase. (#450)
  • Hatch amendment to protect the incentive for innovative research and development, including the jobs produced from American’s cutting edge research-based businesses, by making permanent the research and development tax credit, preventing any repeal or limitation on the existing incentive and to prevent the revenue raised being used to pay for more spending as part of any tax increase. (#451)
  • Paul amendment to create a point of order against legislation relating to a gun ban treaty. (#452)
  • Cardin amendment to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund on health care improvement. (#453) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Murphy amendment to improve a deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in clean energy and preserve the environment. (#454)
  • Brown amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to establish a national network for manufacturing innovation that leverages private and public sector investments for proven United States based manufacturing industries. (#455) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Boxer amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that the taxpayer-funded salaries of government contractor employees do not exceed the taxpayer-funded salary earned by the President of the United States. (#456)
  • Vitter amendment to create a point of order against legislation relating to the regulation of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide emission, until the date on which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Information Administration, and Secretary of Commerce certify in writing that each of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India, and Russia have proposed, implemented, and enforced measures requiring greenhouse gas, including carbon dioxide, emission reductions that are substantially similar to carbon dioxide emissions reductions proposed for the United States. (#457)
  • Manchin amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would establish an unrealistic or unattainable standard for carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired electricity-generating units. (#458)
  • Collins amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for sensible regulatory reform, including cost-benefit analysis for major and significant rules, good guidance practices, and relief from first-time, nonharmful paper work violations. (#459)
  • Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require the Inspector General of Environmental Protection Agency to report to Congress twice a year on whether the Environmental Protection Agency has met regulatory reporting and regulatory agenda-setting requirements. (#460)
  • Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require the Environmental Protection Agency to provide technical assistance and data, modeling, or technical support to any State that requests it pursuant to the development of a State implementation plan under the Clean Air Act. (#461)
  • Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that agency guidance documents are subject to resolutions of disapproval in the same manner as agency rules. (#462)
  • Johanns amendment to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund to reform the use of guidance documents in agency rulemaking to consider their effect on manufacturing. (#463)
  • Johanns amendment to encourage proposals related to cooperative federalism with State agencies that issue permits to manufacturing facilities. (#464)
  • Johanns amendment to provide for the reform of rulemaking (including regulatory agenda publishing). (#465)
  • Johanns amendment to clarify a provision relating to the deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote manufacturing in the United States. (#466)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for prohibiting drone killings of citizens of the United States on United States soil, absent an imminent threat. (#467)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate corporate welfare. (#468)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for choice-based scholarships for low-income children. (#469)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to preventing the Federal Government from owning more than 50 percent of the land of any State. (#470)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce foreign assistance to Egypt and increase funding for an east coast missile defense shield. (#471) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 25 - 74.
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund  to challenge costly Federal regulations. (#472)
  • Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit millionaires from being eligible for or receiving any means-tested welfare payments. (#473)
  • Heller amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the use of audits by Federal agencies to recover erroneous Government payments and using the money for deficit reduction. (#474)
  • Heller amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect and uphold Second Amendment rights and ensure that the Department of Justice may not create or compile a national registry of firearms. (#475)
  • Heller amendment to ensure proper access to services for women and veterans and members of the Armed Forces. (#476)
  • Heller amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to authorize the provision of per diem payments for the provision of services to dependents of homeless veterans under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (#477) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Franken amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing access to dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, or early college high schools for low-income students. (#478)
  • Franken amendment to provide an additional use for the deficit-neutral reserve fund for higher education. (#479) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Schumer amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the TSA from changing its policy regarding the prohibition against passengers carrying small, non-locking knives onto commercial airplanes. (#480)
  • Carper amendment to provide funds for infrastructure improvements necessary for continued progress on the Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation.  (#481)
  • Reed amendment to provide funding for low-income weatherization and energy efficiency retrofit programs. (#482) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Udall (NM) amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to hardrock mineral royalty and fee reform. (#483) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • McCaskill amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving or eliminating the Lifeline program, which has grown by more than 250 percent in 5 years because of waste, fraud, and abuse, an inability to enforce a one-line per household requirement, and inclusion of prepaid wireless providers. (#484)
  • ·         Manchin amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would allocate any savings achieved through spending cuts or new revenue that are not included in the concurrent resolution on the budget for any purpose other than deficit reduction or investment in the Nation’s infrastructure. (#485)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to create a deficit-neutral reserve fund that addresses the nonprofit postal discount for State and national political committees. ( #486)
  • ·         Murkowski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to authorizing advanced appropriations for the Indian Health Service and Indian Health Facilities accounts of the Indian Health Service, without raising new revenue. (#487)
  • ·         Murkowski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide assistance for fishery disasters declared during 2012. (#488)
  • ·         Enzi amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to phase-in any changes to the individual or corporate tax systems. (#489) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Enzi amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation that requires each federal agency to identify and prioritize each of its programs, projects, and activities. (#490)
  • ·         Enzi amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting and restoring money in established, dedicated funds. (#491)
  • ·         Coats amendment to express the sense of the Senate that the budget supports enabling prompt action relating to the Presidential exemption for the rule of the Environmental Protection Agency commonly known as the Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for affected electric utility steam generating units that need additional time to install the major emissions control equipment, construct replacement generation, or implement other mitigation measures in order to ensure the reliability of the grid. (#492)
  • ·         McConnell amendment to provide for critical transportation infrastructure projects, including bridge construction, through offsets provided by repeal of the Davis-Bacon Act. (#493)
  • ·         Hoeven amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote investment and job growth in the United States manufacturing, oil and gas production, and refining sectors through the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. (#494) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37.
  • ·         Thune amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for generational accounting that would provide a score of the fiscal and economic impacts that proposed policy changes would have on current and future generations. (#495)
  • ·         Schumer amendment to provide tax relief for victims of recent federally-declared major disasters. (#496)
  • ·         Cantwell amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to prioritizing funds for fishery stock surveys and stock assessments to support, protect, and develop the United States fishing economy. (#497)
  • ·         Warren amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for disaster assistance for commercial fishery failures. (#498)
  • ·         Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that abundant domestic energy sources and technologies can meet present and future greenhouse gas emissions rules. (#499) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Lautenberg amendment to crack down on tax cheats and reduce the deficit by at least $2.5 billion in FY 2014. (#500)
  • ·         Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the commercialization of technologies such as carbon capture, carbon storage, and other carbon utilization technologies required for coal and natural gas electric generating units (EGUs) to meet proposed and future greenhouse gas regulations. (#501)
  • ·         McCaskill amendment to redirect funding from a Department of Defense contractor bonus program, which benefits a limited class of subcontractors, to deficit reduction. (#502)
  • ·         McCaskill amendment to ensure that funds available for mental health services for individuals eligible to purchase a weapon are not reduced. (#503)
  • ·         McCaskill amendment to strengthen the deficit-reduction reserve fund for Government reform and efficiency. (#504)
  • ·         Feinstein amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening privacy protections for Americans from drones. (#505)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to preserve funding for the National Guard Counterdrug School Program and State Counterdrug Support Programs and to provide an offset. (#506)
  • ·         Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the regulation of the size and quantity of food and beverages. (#507)
  • ·         Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore federalism in labor regulation. (#508)
  • ·         Paul amendment to reduce Federal spending by discontinuing reimbursement of Federal employees for conducting union business while on duty as a Federal employee. (#509)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to provide additional resources to the Department of Justice transitional housing program to provide shelter for domestic abuse survivors. (#510)
  • ·         Feinstein amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce firearm violence. (#511)
  • ·         Lautenberg amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding the utilization of high-capacity ammunition magazines. (#512)
  • ·         Landrieu amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing infrastructure funds to high-performing public elementary schools and secondary schools, including high-performing public charter schools. (#513)
  • ·         Coats amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to enable prompt action relating to the Presidential exemption for the rule of the Environmental Protection Agency commonly known as the Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for affected electric utility steam generating units that need additional time to install the major emissions control equipment, construct replacement generation, or implement other mitigation measures in order to ensure the reliability of the grid. (#514) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 53.
  • ·         Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to the education of low-income children, which may include allowing funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to follow children from low-income families to the school the children attend. (#515)  Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 60.
  • ·         Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to repeal the medical device tax and the wind production tax credit. (#516)
  • ·         Toomey amendment to ensure that Medicare savings are used to make Medicare more solvent. (#517)
  • ·         Murkowski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve related to authorizing advanced appropriations for the Indian Health Service and Indian Health Facilities accounts of the Indian Health Service, without raising new revenue. (#518)
  • ·         Donnelly amendment to amend the deficit-reduction reserve fund for Government reform and efficiency to establish a process to review Federal programs that are inefficient or duplicative. (#519)
  • ·         Heinrich amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the economy by accelerating the transfer of technologies from Department of Energy laboratories to the marketplace. (#520)
  • ·         Lee amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting the reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program at levels roughly equivalent to property tax revenues lost to the presence of Federal land. (#521) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Lee amendment to express the sense of the Senate regarding a balanced budget amendment. (#522)
  • ·         Alexander amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to repeal the medical device tax and the wind production tax credit. (#523)
  • ·         McCaskill amendment to provide for the transfer of $500,000,000 from spending on wasteful and unsustainable infrastructure projects in Afghanistan to funding for road and bridge projects in the United States. (#524)
  • ·         Durbin amendment to establish a deficit neutral reserve fund to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health.  (#525)  Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure election integrity by requiring a valid government-issued photographic ID for voting in federal elections. (#526) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 54
  • ·         Boozman amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect private property rights by discouraging eminent domain abuse by State and local governments, while providing for continued economic development assistance eligibility where eminent domain is used for customary purposes, including to acquire property for public use, for public rights of way, to acquire abandoned property, or to remove immediate threats to public health and safety, and to provide that any savings will reduce the deficit. (#527) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Murkowski amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to authorizing advanced appropriations for the Indian Health Service accounts, without raising new revenue. (#528)
  • ·         Inhofe amendment to create a point of order against per flight user fees on general aviation. (#529)
  • ·         McConnell amendment to protect Americans from a massive tax increase. (#530)
  • ·         McConnell amendment to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to trade and international agreements to promote and protect United States agricultural exports. (#531)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to de-fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) through reductions to the International Affairs account, with the savings to be used for increased funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and deficit reduction. (#532)
  • ·         Grassley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensure accountability and transparency the Bureau of Consumer and Financial Protection. (#533)
  • ·         Toomey amendment to reduce costs for American manufacturers and make U.S. factories more competitive by repealing punitive import taxes on inputs that are not produced domestically. (#534)
  • ·         Toomey amendment to repeal the tax increase on catastrophic medical expenses created by Obamacare. (#535) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54.
  • ·         Shaheen amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing assistance to small businesses in accessing foreign markets. (#536)
  • ·         Tester amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to authorizing children who are eligible to receive health care furnished under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain such eligibility until age 26. (#537) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Wicker amendment to increase the vote threshold required to waive a budget point of order prohibiting unfunded mandates in excess of limit. (#538) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that peer review panels have sufficient real world expertise. (#539)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would lengthen the delivery time of any surface transportation project. (#540)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for legislation that would improve the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund by amounts resulting from the imposition of fees on any Federal agency that fails to meet specified deadlines relating to surface transportation projects under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. (#541)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund by the amounts provided by the net increase in Federal revenues from onshore and offshore domestic energy leasing on Federal land. (#542)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the Attorney General from prosecuting energy producers for incidental killings of migratory birds until such time as the Attorney General submits to Congress a report. (#543)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require congressional approval of national monuments. (#544)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reinstate the reservation of use and occupancy and special use permits to conduct certain commercial operations. (#545)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the Secretary of the Interior from offering offshore wind leases if the royalty rate for the leases is below the value of the wind production tax credit. (#546)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to vacate any major rule for which private or alias emails were used in the drafting process. (#547)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that agency advisory boards have a balanced perspective. (#548)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating certain rules. (#549)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to require the issuance by all Federal agencies of mandatory guidelines on the use of electronic communications. (#550)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure increased domestic offshore leasing and production on the vast outer Continental Shelf resources of the United States. (#551)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for economic-impact analyses for a species listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 at the time of the listing decision. (#552)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to create a point of order against legislation that raises the prices of energy during high unemployment. (#553)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prohibit the payment of attorneys’ fees under settlement agreements for civil litigation under the Clean Air Act or the Endangered Species Act of 1973 when impacted State and local government are not a party to the settlement agreement. (#554)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from engaging in closed-door settlement agreements that ignore impacted States and counties. (#555)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 80 economic development programs under 4 departments and agencies identified by the Government Accountability Office. (#556)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 53 “support for entrepreneurs” programs under 4 departments and agencies identified by the 2012 report of the Government Accountability Office, entitled “Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#557)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 17 “preparedness grants” within the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified by the Government Accountability Office’s 2012 report, “Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve Savings, and Enhance Revenue”. (#558)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate federal duplication and consolidate the 94 Federal green building programs spread across 11 different federal agencies. (#559)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate federal duplication and consolidate the 14 Federal diesel emissions programs at 3 different federal agencies. (#560)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 45 Federal early learning and child care programs and 5 tax expenditures within 8 departments. (#561)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within 18 domestic food assistance programs. (#562)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within 80 teacher quality programs at ten different federal agencies. (#563)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within 30 food safety programs at 15 different federal agencies. (#564)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within 18 Defense language and cultural training programs. (#565)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within 21 nuclear nonproliferation programs. (#566)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to provide for a reduction in the number of general and flag officers of the Armed Forces commensurate with reductions in the strengths of the Armed Forces. (#567)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to require increased compliance by the federal agencies with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, the online database of federal spending, USASpending.gov. (#568)
  • ·         Coburn amendment to eliminate and consolidate program duplication within the six federal counter-IED efforts. (#569)
  • ·         Isakson amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent funding to implement, create, apply or enforce certain standards for initial bargaining unit determinations governed by the National Labor Relations Board. (#570)
  • ·         Isakson amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent funding to promulgate a regulation relating to the definition of “fiduciary” by the Department of Labor. (#571)
  • ·         Menendez amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide tax credits to businesses that finance training for long-term unemployed persons in programs that produce certificates or credentials. (#572)
  • ·         Menendez amendment to express the sense of the Senate on the creation of a future Smithsonian American Latino Museum. (#573)
  • ·         Menendez amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to close wasteful big oil tax subsidies for the Big 5 oil companies and invest in energy conservation. (#574)
  • ·         Menendez amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to close wasteful big oil tax subsidies for the Big 5 oil companies and reduce the deficit. (#575)
  • ·         Udall (CO) amendment to express the sense of the Senate that a reasonable path to a balanced budget is the foundation for economic growth and prosperity. (#576)
  • ·         Blumenthal amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to ensure operation of all contract air traffic control towers receiving funding through the contract tower program of the Federal Aviation Administration as of March 20, 2013, and that are located at airports still in service as of the date of the introduction of such legislation. (#577) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Durbin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure marketplace fairness by allowing States to enforce State and local use tax laws. (#578) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Barrasso amendment to express the sense of the Senate that the levels of public debt outlined in section 101(5) of this resolution are responsible, reasonable, and in a sustainable place and that increasing the public debt to $24,364,925,000,000 through fiscal year 2023 under that section will be good for our children and grandchildren. (#580).
  • ·         Baucus second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to exempt remote sales of business inputs. (#581) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Wyden second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to provide that uniforms required for employment may be exempted. (#582)
  • ·         Baucus second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to provide that food and school supplies may be exempted.  (#583)
  • ·         Tester second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to require a sufficient physical nexus to the State. (#584)
  • ·         Wyden second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578,  to prohibit disparate treatment between domestic and foreign businesses. (#585)
  • ·         Baucus second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578,  to require a calculation of the cost of the legislation to businesses. (#586)

 

  • ·         Wyden amendment to provide that pharmaceutical drugs and healthcare products may be exempted. (#587)
  • ·         Baucus second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to prohibit the use of Federal taxpayer dollars for enforcement. (#588)
  • ·         Ayotte second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to allow States to protect their own businesses against audit and tax collection enforcement by other States. (#589)
  • ·         Shaheen second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to allow States to opt out of any requirement to transfer data.  (#590)
  • ·         Wyden second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578,  to provide that natural resources and building supplies may be exempted.  (#591)
  • ·         Wyden second-degree amendment to Durbin amendment #578, to provide that such legislation may require no increase in State sales taxes before 2023. (#592)
  • ·         Johnson (SD) amendment to establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be used to offset provisions that increase the deficit. (#593) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Sanders amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the Older Americans Act of 1965, which may include congregate and home-delivered meals programs, or other assistance to low-income seniors. (#594) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Franken amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to community bank and small institution regulations, including Basel III capital standards. (#595)
  • ·         Cardin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in surface transportation projects. (#596)
  • ·         Scott amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the prohibition of taxpayer dollars and resources being used to automatically deduct union dues from the pay of Federal employees. (#597) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 56.
  • ·         Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program and to provide an offset. (#598)
  • ·         Hoeven amendment to ensure funds are available in fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnership Program and to provide an offset. (#599)
  • ·         Ayotte amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the improvement of the ground-based missile defense system of the United States to better defend against ballistic missile threats from the Middle East. (#600)
  • ·         Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate corporate welfare. (#601)
  • ·         Cruz amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the Federal regulation of the size and quantity of food and beverages. (#602)
  • ·         Ayotte amendment to eliminate wasteful spending on the essential air service program and airport improvement grants for rural airports. (#603)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to reduce budget authority for Function 800 for the purpose of eliminating the Office of the Financial Research. (#604)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reform Federal employee retirement programs. (#605)
  • ·         Menendez amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide funding for the purposes of embassy or diplomatic security. (#606)
  • ·         Whitehouse second-degree amendment to Blunt #261, to ensure that any revenues resulting from a Federal carbon tax or fee are returned to the American people. (#607)
  • ·         Boozman amendment to create a point of order against legislation relating to expanding the workforce of the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce regulations. (#608)
  • ·         Cochran amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to health care for low-income populations. (#609)
  • ·         Cochran amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving or delaying regulations promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services that reduce access to health care. (#610)
  • ·         Gillibrand amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to presumptive benefits coverage for exposure to Agency Orange for Vietnam veterans who served in the territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam. (#611)
  • ·         Bennet amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address health care access problems in rural areas, which may include access to primary care and outpatient services, hospitals, or an adequate supply of providers in the workforce. (#612
  • ·         Kirk amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to sanctions with respect to Iran. (#613)
  • ·         Sessions amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to achieve savings by prohibiting illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status from qualifying for federally subsidized health care. (#614) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 56.
  • ·         Baucus amendment to improve the deficit-neutral reserve fund for America’s servicemembers and veterans. (#615)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring Federal green building policies are based on the best available science, do not arbitrarily discriminate against products or source materials from the United States, and achieve cost-effective savings in energy and water use without raising new revenue. (#616)
  • ·         Wicker amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reforming the management of natural resources on Federal land and waters to create jobs, further reduce dependence on OPEC imports, and protect the environment. (#617)
  • ·         Wyden amendment to provide for the enforcement of the trade remedy laws of the United States. (#618) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Menendez amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to helping homeowners and small businesses mitigate against flood loss. (#619) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to upholding Second Amendment rights and prohibiting the establishment of a national firearm registry. (#620)
  • ·         Manchin amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen American infrastructure. (#621)
  • ·         Boxer amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the interests of the United States in making a decision relating to the Keystone XL pipeline. (#622) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 33 - 66.
  • ·         Rubio amendment to express the sense of the Senate on underutilized facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and their potential use. (#623) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • ·         Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore families’ health care flexibility by repealing the $2,500 federal cap on flexible spending accounts and the requirement that individuals obtain a prescription from a physician before purchasing over-the-counter drugs with their own flexible spending account or health savings account dollars in order to safeguard families’ capacity to plan ahead for the rising cost of care, make their own health care decisions, and ensure children who have special needs can receive adequate care. (#624) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • ·         Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore families’ health care flexibility by repealing the $2,500 federal cap on flexible spending accounts and the requirement that individuals obtain a prescription from a physician before purchasing over-the-counter drugs with their own flexible spending account or health savings account dollars in order to safeguard families’ capacity to plan ahead for the rising cost of care, make their own health care decisions, and ensure children who have special needs can receive adequate care. (#625)
  • ·         Johanns amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore families’ health care flexibility by repealing the $2,500 federal cap on flexible spending accounts and the requirement that individuals obtain a prescription from a physician before purchasing over-the-counter drugs with their own flexible spending account or health savings account dollars in order to safeguard families’ capacity to plan ahead for the rising cost of care, make their own health care decisions, and ensure children who have special needs can receive adequate care. (#626)
  • ·         Hatch amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protect Medicare’s guaranteed benefits and provide future beneficiaries health care options like those available to Members of Congress. (#627)
  • ·         Vitter amendment to save billions in lowered prescription drug costs by stopping anti-competitive pay-for-delay deals between pharmaceutical and generic drug corporations that stall generic drugs to market. (#628)
  • ·         Grassley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while providing truly meaningful solutions to the issue of gun violence. (#631)
  • Fisher amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women's access to health care, including primary and preventive care, in a manner consistent with protecting rights of conscience. (#630)  Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 55.    ·
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  • Whitehouse amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people. (#646) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 58
  • Menendez amendment to call for a comprehensive approach for wage index reform. (#651) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 50.
  • Hoeven amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increases in aid for tribal education programs, including the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program administered by the Department of Education. (#655) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Kirk amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to sanctions with respect to Iran. (#671) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Murkowski amendment to permit a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide assistance for fishery disasters declared during 2012. (#672) Agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
  • Lee amendment to create a point of order against legislation that would further restrict the right of law-abiding Americans to own a firearm. (#673) Ruled out of order by the chair.
  • Vitter amendment to end "Too Big To Fail" subsidies or funding advantage for Wall Street mega-banks (over $500 billion in total assets). (#689) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0.
  • Warner amendment to repeal or reduce the estate tax, but only if done in a fiscally responsible way. (#693) Agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 80 - 19.
  • Merkley amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to facilitate the criminal prosecutions of financial institutions operating in the United States, regardless of size. (#696) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Cruz amendment to create a point of order against any legislation that would provide taxpayer funds to the United Nations while any member nation forces citizens or residents of that nation to undergo involuntary abortions. (#702) Not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 38 - 61.
  • Menendez amendment to address the eligibility criteria for certain undocumented immigrant individuals with respect to certain health insurance plans. (#705) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
  • Leahy amendment to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure that the United States will not negotiate or support treaties that violate Americans' Second Amendment rights under the Constitution of the United States. (#710) Agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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