[House Report 117-74]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


117th Congress }                                          { Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session   }                                          { 117-74

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 2662) TO AMEND THE 
 INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR 
CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3005) TO DIRECT THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON 
   THE LIBRARY TO REPLACE THE BUST OF ROGER BROOKE TANEY IN THE OLD 
   SUPREME COURT CHAMBER OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL WITH A BUST OF 
THURGOOD MARSHALL TO BE OBTAINED BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE LIBRARY 
 AND TO REMOVE CERTAIN STATUES FROM AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL 
     WHICH ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, TO REMOVE ALL STATUES OF 
 INDIVIDUALS WHO VOLUNTARILY SERVED THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 
  FROM DISPLAY IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; 
PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3684) TO AUTHORIZE FUNDS 
    FOR FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS, HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS, AND TRANSIT 
 PROGRAMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE 
     RESOLUTION (H. RES. 503) ESTABLISHING THE SELECT COMMITTEE TO 
 INVESTIGATE THE JANUARY 6TH ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL; AND 
                           FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   June 28, 2021.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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   Ms. Scanlon, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 504]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 504, by a record vote of 9 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2662, the 
IG Independence and Empowerment Act, under a structured rule. 
The resolution provides one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees. 
The resolution waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill. The resolution provides that the amendment in the 
nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Oversight and Reform now printed in the bill shall be 
considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill, as amended.
    The resolution provides that following debate, each further 
amendment printed in part A of this report not earlier 
considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 
shall be considered only in the order printed in this report, 
may be offered only by a Member designated in this report, 
shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time 
specified in this report equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at 
any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question. The resolution provides that at any 
time after debate the chair of the Committee on Oversight and 
Reform or her designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting 
of further amendments printed in part A of this report not 
earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as 
read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Oversight and Reform or their designees, shall not 
be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand 
for division of the question. The resolution waives all points 
of order against the amendments printed in part A of the Rules 
Committee report or amendments en bloc described in section 3 
of the resolution. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit. The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 
3005, To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to replace 
the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber 
of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall 
to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to 
remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol 
which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of 
individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of 
America from display in the United States Capitol, and for 
other purposes, under a closed rule. The resolution provides 
one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by 
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on House 
Administration or their designees. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that the bill shall be considered as read.
    The resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill. The resolution provides one motion to 
recommit. The resolution further provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. The resolution provides 
ninety minutes of general debate with sixty minutes equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their 
designees and thirty minutes equally divided and controlled by 
the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce or their designees.
    The resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The resolution provides that in lieu 
of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed 
in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 117-8, modified 
by Rules Committee Print 117-9 and the amendment printed in 
part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying 
this resolution, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, 
as amended, shall be considered as read.
    The resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended.
    The resolution provides one motion to recommit. The 
resolution provides for consideration of H.Res. 503, 
Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 
6th Attack on the United States Capitol, under a closed rule.
    The resolution provides one hour of general debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Rules or their designees.
    The resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of the resolution. The resolution provides that 
the resolution shall be considered as read.
    The resolution provides that at any time through the 
legislative day of Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Speaker may 
entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee 
that the House suspend the rules with respect to multiple 
measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules 
on the legislative days of June 28 or 29, 2021, and on which 
the yeas and nays were ordered and further proceedings 
postponed. The Chair shall put the question on any such motion 
without debate or intervening motion, and the ordering of the 
yeas and nays on postponed motions to suspend the rules with 
respect to such measures is vacated.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 2662, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions of H.R. 2662, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments printed in part A of this report or against 
amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution, 
the Committee is not aware of any points of order. The waiver 
is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 3005 includes a waiver of clause 12 of rule XXI, which 
prohibits consideration of a bill pursuant to a special order 
of business reported by the Committee on Rules that has not 
been reported by a committee.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions of H.R. 3005, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
H.R. 3684 includes waivers of the following:
           Clause 3(d) of rule XIII, which requires the 
        inclusion of a committee cost estimate in a committee 
        report.
           Clause 10 of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        consideration of a measure that has a net effect of 
        increasing the deficit or reducing the surplus over the 
        five- or 10-year period.
           Section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget 
        Act, which prohibits consideration of legislation 
        providing new budget authority in excess of a 302(a) or 
        302(b) allocation of such authority.
           Section 311 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of legislation that would 
        cause the level of total new budget authority for the 
        first fiscal year to be exceeded, or would cause 
        revenues to be less than the level of total revenues 
        for the first fiscal year or for the total of that 
        first fiscal year and the ensuing fiscal years for 
        which allocations are provided, except when a 
        declaration of war by the Congress is in effect.
           Section 401 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of any bill that provides 
        new authority to enter into contracts under which the 
        United States is obligated to make outlays.
    The waiver of all points of order against provisions of 
H.R. 3684, as amended, includes waivers of the following:
           Clause 4 of rule XXI, which prohibits 
        reporting a bill carrying an appropriation from a 
        committee not having jurisdiction to report an 
        appropriation.
           Clause 5(a) of rule XXI, which prohibits a 
        bill or joint resolution carrying a tax or tariff 
        measure from being reported by a committee not having 
        jurisdiction to report tax or tariff measures.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.Res. 503, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

   CONGRESSIONAL EARMARKS, LIMITED TAX BENEFITS, AND LIMITED TARIFF 
                                BENEFITS

    Although not required under clause 9 of rule XXI, the 
following is a list of congressional earmarks, limited tax 
benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined in clause 9(e), 
9(f), or 9(g) of rule XXI that are self-executed by the 
resolution. Although these projects were not reported out of 
committee, they comply with House rules and were subject to the 
rigorous vetting process put in place by the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure.

Rules Committee Print 117-8

    Project No. 731 (replacing the original Project No. 731): 
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Joe Louis Greenway Phase One (Conrail 1/May 
Creek), Detroit, MI, $2,000,000. The project sponsor is the 
City of Detroit.
    Project No. 1474: Rep. Lauren Underwood, Fox River Regional 
Trail: Hoover Forest Preserve-Fox River Bluffs Connecting Trail 
Segment, Yorkville, IL, $240,000. The project sponsor is 
Kendall County Forest Preserve District.

Amendment printed in Part B of this report:

    Project No. 1475: Rep. Angie Craig, City of Red Wing Levee 
Road Realignment Project, Red Wing, MN, $3,124,521. The project 
sponsor is the City of Red Wing.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 100

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report an open rule for H.R. 3684 and 
H.R. 2662. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Ms. Ross........................................          Nay
Mr. Neguse......................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 101

    Motion by Mr. Cole to amend the rule to H.R. 3005 to make 
in order amendment #1, offered by Rep. Davis (IL), which 
revises the deadline for response by the Joint Committee on the 
Library to no later than 30 days after the AOC forwards the 
request to the JCL. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Ms. Ross........................................          Nay
Mr. Neguse......................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 102

    Motion by Mr. Burgess to amend the rule to H.R. 2662 to 
make in order and provide the appropriate waivers to amendment 
#3, offered by Rep. Burgess (TX), which replaces Titles I and 
III of the bill with language to require a detailed rationale 
to be provided to Congress prior to the removal of an IG and to 
allow a limited exception for the President to name a non-first 
assistant Inspector General as Acting Inspector General in the 
case of a vacancy, and makes the new IG subpoena power 
prospective. Defeated: 4-9

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Ms. Ross........................................          Nay
Mr. Neguse......................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 103

    Motion by Ms. Scanlon to report the rule. Adopted: 9-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mr. Reschenthaler.................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea   Mrs. Fischbach....................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Ms. Ross........................................          Yea
Mr. Neguse......................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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     SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2662 IN PART A MADE IN ORDER

    1. Axne (IA): Requiring more detailed rationale for firing 
an Inspector General. (10 minutes)
    2. Bourdeaux (GA): Ensures Inspectors General receive 
training on the use of, and process for, the suspension or 
debarment of persons for eligibility for Federal contracts. (10 
minutes)
    3. Carter, Troy (LA): Increases the pay of IGs to ensure 
that senior advisors do not make more than the IGs they work 
for. (10 minutes)
    4. Comer (KY): Strikes Titles I, III, and V of the bill. 
(10 minutes)
    5. Malinowski (NJ): Provides an exception to the 
requirement that IGs provide notice 30 days before placing an 
IG on non-duty status if the IG poses a threat to the workplace 
or threatens an investigation. (10 minutes)
    6. Torres, Ritchie (NY): Requires GAO to conduct a review 
and issue a report evaluating processes for investigating 
wrongdoing by Inspectors General, including processes of the 
Integrity Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on 
Integrity and Efficiency and processes of Inspector General 
offices. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3684 IN PART B CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. DeFazio (OR): Makes technical changes to Divisions A, B, 
and D; amends the Territorial Highway Program to peg program 
funding to state apportionments; amends the federal share under 
the Federal Lands Access Program; further modifies rules on 
charter bus service; modifies Capital Investment Grants 
warrants and ratings adjustments; makes the federal share 
payable under the CMAQ program up to 100 percent for any 
project that benefits an environmental justice community; adds 
a provision on the relationship between labor and employment 
laws and motor carrier safety; provides certainty to 
engineering firms that received PPP loan forgiveness; and 
amends the Household Decentralized Wastewater program to ensure 
that projects are constructed by licensed and bonded 
contractors, in accordance with industry standards and state 
and local requirements.

         PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 2662 MADE IN ORDER

  1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Axne of Iowa or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 6, after line 16, add the following new section (and 
amend the table of contents accordingly):

SEC. 103. REMOVAL OR TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS.

  (a) Reasons for Removal or Transfer.--Section 3(b) of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), as amended by 
section 102, is further amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``reasons'' and 
        inserting ``substantive rationale, including detailed 
        and case-specific reasons,''; and
          (2) by inserting at the end the following new 
        paragraph:
          ``(3) If there is an open or completed inquiry into 
        an Inspector General that relates to the removal or 
        transfer of the Inspector General under paragraph (1), 
        the written communication required under that paragraph 
        shall--
                  ``(A) identify each entity that is 
                conducting, or that conducted, the inquiry; and
                  ``(B) in the case of a completed inquiry, 
                contain the findings made during the 
                inquiry.''.
  (b) Reasons for Removal or Transfer for Designated Federal 
Entities.--Section 8G(e) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 
(5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``reasons'' and 
        inserting ``substantive rationale, including detailed 
        and case-specific reasons,''; and
          (2) by inserting at the end the following new 
        paragraph:
          ``(3) If there is an open or completed inquiry into 
        an Inspector General that relates to the removal or 
        transfer of the Inspector General under paragraph (2), 
        the written communication required under that paragraph 
        shall--
                  ``(A) identify each entity that is 
                conducting, or that conducted, the inquiry; and
                  ``(B) in the case of a completed inquiry, 
                contain the findings made during the 
                inquiry.''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bourdeaux of Georgia or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 34, line 1, strike ``and'' and insert ``,''.
    Page 34, line 3, insert ``, and on the use of and process 
for the suspension or debarment of persons for eligibility for 
Federal contracts'' after ``Council''.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carter of Louisiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 34, after line 3, insert the following (and amend the 
table of contents and redesignate the subsequent titles 
accordingly):

            TITLE XII--EQUITABLE PAY FOR INSPECTORS GENERAL

SEC. 1201. EQUITABLE PAY FOR INSPECTORS GENERAL.

  Section 3(e) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App) is amended by inserting after ``3 percent'' the following: 
``or the rate of pay that is equal to the highest rate of basic 
pay of any other employee of the Office of such Inspector 
General, whichever is higher''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Comer of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 4, strike line 1 and all that follows through page 6, 
line 16.
  Page 9, strike line 3 and all that follows through page 10, 
line 10.
  Page 22, strike line 20 and all that follows through page 27, 
line 14.
  Redesignate and renumber the remaining titles and sections 
and amend the table of contents accordingly.
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   5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Malinowski of New 
            Jersey or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 7, line 4, strike ``Offices'' and insert ``Office''.
    Page 7, line 13, strike ``Entities'' and insert ``Entity''.
    Page 7, after line 21, insert the following:
    (c) Exception to Requirement To Submit Communication 
Relating To Certain Changes in Status.--
          (1) Communication relating to change in status of 
        inspector general of office.--Section 3(b) of the 
        Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), as 
        amended by section 102(1), is further amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``If'' and 
                inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph 
                (3), if''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) If an Inspector General is placed on paid or 
        unpaid non-duty status, the President may submit the 
        communication described in paragraph (1) to Congress 
        later than 30 days before the Inspector General is 
        placed on paid or unpaid non-duty status, but in any 
        case not later than the date on which the placement 
        takes effect, if--
                  ``(A) the President determines that a delay 
                in placing the Inspector General on paid or 
                unpaid non-duty status would--
                          ``(i) pose a threat to the Inspector 
                        General or others;
                          ``(ii) result in the destruction of 
                        evidence relevant to an investigation; 
                        or
                          ``(iii) result in loss of or damage 
                        to Government property;
                  ``(B) in the communication, the President 
                includes--
                          ``(i) a specification of which clause 
                        the President relied on to make the 
                        determination under subparagraph (A);
                          ``(ii) the substantive rationale, 
                        including detailed and case-specific 
                        reasons, for such determination;
                          ``(iii) if the President relied on an 
                        inquiry to make such determination, an 
                        identification of each entity that is 
                        conducting, or that conducted, such 
                        inquiry; and
                          ``(iv) if an inquiry described in 
                        clause (iii) is completed, the findings 
                        of that inquiry.
          ``(4) The President may not place an Inspector 
        General on paid or unpaid non-duty status during the 
        30-day period preceding the date on which the Inspector 
        General is removed or transferred under paragraph (1) 
        unless the President--
                  ``(A) determines that not placing the 
                Inspector General on paid or unpaid non-duty 
                status would--
                          ``(i) pose a threat to the Inspector 
                        General or others;
                          ``(ii) result in the destruction of 
                        evidence relevant to an investigation; 
                        or
                          ``(iii) result in loss of or damage 
                        to Government property; and
                  ``(B) on or before the date on which the 
                placement takes effect, submits to the 
                Committee in the House of Representatives and 
                the Committee in the Senate that has 
                jurisdiction over the Inspector General 
                involved, the Committee on Oversight and Reform 
                of the House of Representatives, and the 
                Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
                Affairs of the Senate, a written communication 
                that contains the following information--
                          ``(i) a specification of which clause 
                        under subparagraph (A) the President 
                        relied on to make the determination 
                        under such subparagraph;
                          ``(ii) the substantive rationale, 
                        including detailed and case-specific 
                        reasons, for such determination;
                          ``(iii) if the President relied on an 
                        inquiry to make such determination, an 
                        identification of each entity that is 
                        conducting, or that conducted, such 
                        inquiry; and
                          ``(iv) if an inquiry described in 
                        clause (iii) is completed, the findings 
                        of that inquiry.''.
          (2) Communication relating to change in status of 
        inspector general of designated federal entity.--
        Section 8G(e) of the Inspector General Act Inspector 
        General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``If'' and 
                inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph 
                (3), if''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) If an Inspector General is placed on paid or 
        unpaid non-duty status, the head of a designated 
        Federal entity may submit the communication described 
        in paragraph (1) to Congress later than 30 days before 
        the Inspector General is placed on paid or unpaid non-
        duty status, but in any case not later than the date on 
        which the placement takes effect, if--
                  ``(A) the head determines that a delay in 
                placing the Inspector General on paid or unpaid 
                non-duty status would--
                          ``(i) pose a threat to the Inspector 
                        General or others;
                          ``(ii) result in the destruction of 
                        evidence relevant to an investigation; 
                        or
                          ``(iii) result in loss of or damage 
                        to Government property;
                  ``(B) in the communication, the head 
                includes--
                          ``(i) a specification of which clause 
                        under subparagraph (A) the head relied 
                        on to make the determination under such 
                        subparagraph;
                          ``(ii) the substantive rationale, 
                        including detailed and case-specific 
                        reasons, for such determination;
                          ``(iii) if the head relied on an 
                        inquiry to make such determination, an 
                        identification of each entity that is 
                        conducting, or that conducted, such 
                        inquiry; and
                          ``(iv) if an inquiry described in 
                        clause (iii) is completed, the findings 
                        of that inquiry.
          ``(4) The head may not place an Inspector General on 
        paid or unpaid non-duty status during the 30-day period 
        preceding the date on which the Inspector General is 
        removed or transferred under paragraph (1) unless the 
        head--
                  ``(A) determines that not placing the 
                Inspector General on paid or unpaid non-duty 
                status would--
                          ``(i) pose a threat to the Inspector 
                        General or others;
                          ``(ii) result in the destruction of 
                        evidence relevant to an investigation; 
                        or
                          ``(iii) result in loss of or damage 
                        to Government property; and
                  ``(B) on or before the date on which the 
                placement takes effect, submits to the 
                Committee in the House of Representatives and 
                the Committee in the Senate that has 
                jurisdiction over the Inspector General 
                involved, the Committee on Oversight and Reform 
                of the House of Representatives, and the 
                Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
                Affairs of the Senate, a written communication 
                that contains the following information--
                  ``(i) a specification of which clause under 
                subparagraph (A) the head relied on to make the 
                determination under such subparagraph;
                  ``(ii) the substantive rationale, including 
                detailed and case-specific reasons, for such 
                determination;
                  ``(iii) if the head relied on an inquiry to 
                make such determination, an identification of 
                each entity that is conducting, or that 
                conducted, such inquiry; and
                  ``(iv) if an inquiry described in clause 
                (iii) is completed, the findings of that 
                inquiry.''.
    Page 7, strike line 22 and all that follows through line 24 
and insert the following:
    (d) Application.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply with respect to removals, transfers, and changes of 
status occurring on or after the date that is 30 days after the 
date of the enactment of this Act.
    Page 29, line 20, strike ``Establishment'' and insert 
``Office''.
    Page 30, line 10, strike ``is'' and insert ``, as amended 
by section 202(c)(2), is further''.
    Page 30, line 12, strike ``(3)'' and insert ``(5)''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Torres of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 34, after line 3, insert the following (and amend the 
table of contents and redesignate the subsequent titles 
accordingly):

                           TITLE XII--REPORT

SEC. 1201. GAO REVIEW AND REPORT.

    Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Comptroller General shall--
          (1) conduct a review that evaluates the effectiveness 
        of the processes of the Integrity Committee of the 
        Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
        Efficiency, and the processes of Offices of Inspector 
        General, respectively, for ensuring that Inspectors 
        General--
                  (A) are held accountable through the 
                investigation of allegations of wrongdoing, 
                including allegations of misconduct, abuse of 
                authority, or other malfeasance, that are made 
                against such Inspectors General; and
                  (B) meet relevant standards for integrity and 
                independence;
          (2) identify recommendations with respect to--
                  (A) enhancing accountability for Inspectors 
                General; and
                  (B) ensuring that Inspectors General meet 
                relevant standards for integrity and 
                independence; and
          (3) issue a report--
                  (A) on the results of the review required by 
                paragraph (l); and
                  (B) that contains any recommendations 
                identified under paragraph (2).
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      PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3684 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Page 42, beginning on line 4, strike ``the required non-
Federal share'' and insert ``20 percent''.
    In the table contained in section 107(c) of the bill, in 
the third column of the item numbered 204, strike ``lameda'' 
and insert ``Alameda''.
    At the end of the table contained in section 107(c) of the 
bill, add a new item as follows:
    (1) In the first column, add the appropriate table number.
    (2) In the second column, insert the project name as ``City 
of Red Wing Levee Road Realignment Project''.
    (3) In the third column, insert the city as ``Red Wing''.
    (4) In the fourth column, insert the State/Territory as 
``MN''.
    (5) In the fifth column, insert the amount as 
``$3,124,521''.
    Page 208, line 20, strike ``paragraph (21)'' and insert 
``paragraph (22)''.
    Page 212, line 14, strike ``paragraph (36)'' and insert 
``paragraph (39)''.
    Page 254, line 18, strike ``innovative project delivery''.
    Page 256, after line 5, insert the following (and 
redesignate the subsequent subsection accordingly):
    (b) Environmental Justice Communities.--Section 120(c) of 
title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
          ``(4) Environmental justice communities.--The Federal 
        share payable on account of a project, program, or 
        activity carried out with funds apportioned under 
        section 104(b)(5) may be increased by up to 10 percent, 
        up to 100 percent of the total project cost of any such 
        project, program, or activity that the Secretary 
        determines benefits an environmental justice community 
        through reducing adverse environmental exposures that 
        may disproportionately impact such communities.''.
    Page 280, line 24, strike ``research'' and insert 
``study''.
    Page 281, strike line 18 and insert the following:
          (1) Establishment of requirements.
                  (A) In general.--The
    Page 281, line 20, insert ``by'' after ``amendment made''.
    Page 281, after line 24, insert the following:
                  (B) Considerations.--The regulations issued 
                pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall--
                          (i) ensure the continued availability 
                        of construction materials to carry out 
                        projects under title 23, United States 
                        Code;
                          (ii) include authority for the 
                        Secretary to waive the applicability of 
                        the requirement under section 313(a) of 
                        title 23, United States Code, to 
                        procure domestic construction materials 
                        if the study conducted under subsection 
                        (c)(l) determines that the domestic 
                        supply of construction materials is 
                        insufficient to meet the demand for 
                        activities covered under section 313 of 
                        title 23, United States Code; and
                          (iii) provide for efficient and 
                        timely--
                                  (I) project delivery for 
                                project sponsors; and
                                  (II) administration for the 
                                Secretary.
                  (C) Final rule.--The regulations issued 
                pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall not be 
                finalized until the study under subsection (c) 
                has been completed and considered by the 
                Secretary in the rulemaking process under such 
                subparagraph.
    Page 282, line 7, insert ``that are less than 100 percent 
and'' before ``that increase''.
    Page 282, strike lines 10 through 11 and insert the 
following:
                  (C) shall take into consideration the study 
                conducted under subsection (c), including any 
                potential--
                          (i) disruption in the supply of 
                        construction materials to any State or 
                        isolated geographic region; and
                          (ii) impacts on the price of covered 
                        items.
    Page 282, beginning on line 14, strike ``requirements'' and 
insert ``regulations''.
    Page 282, line 16, strike ``Research'' and insert 
``Study''.
    Page 282, line 18, strike ``research'' and insert 
``study''.
    Page 283, line 1, strike ``research'' and insert ``study''.
    Page 283, strike lines 3 through 15 and insert the 
following:
                  (A) the current domestic availability of 
                covered items of sufficient and reasonably 
                available quantity and of a satisfactory 
                quality (including any specific impacts in a 
                State or isolated geographic region, as 
                applicable) necessary to meet the demand for 
                activities covered under section 313 of title 
                23, United States Code;
                  (B) the current supply chain for covered 
                items including the impacts of extracting, 
                refining, manufacturing, and transporting 
                domestically available covered items;
                  (C) anticipated impacts to the environment, 
                public health, and safety from transportation 
                of domestically available covered items;
                  (D) the estimated demand, in relation to 
                total domestic demand from all sources, for 
                covered items from--
                          (i) procurement under the Federal-aid 
                        highway program;
                          (ii) procurement under other programs 
                        administered by the Secretary of 
                        Transportation; and
                          (iii) other Federal procurement; and
                  (E) the delivery cost differential of 
                domestic covered items, as compared to non-
                domestic alternatives, including any specific 
                impacts in a State or isolated geographic 
                region, as applicable.
    Page 283, after line 15, insert the following (and 
redesignate the subsequent paragraphs accordingly):
          (3) Inspector general review.--Not later than 120 
        days after the Secretary completes the study in 
        paragraph (1), the Inspector General of the Department 
        of Transportation shall--
                  (A) review the extent to which the study 
                under paragraph (1) addresses the 
                considerations under paragraph (2); and
                  (B) submit to the Committee on Transportation 
                and Infrastructure of the House of 
                Representatives and Committee on Environment 
                and Public Works of the Senate a report on the 
                findings of the review under subparagraph (A).
    Page 284, beginning on line 3, strike ``This section, and 
the amendments made by this section'' and insert ``Subsections 
(b) and (c)''.
    Page 284, after line 6, insert the following (and 
redesignate the subsequent subsection accordingly):
    (e) Construction Materials Defined.--In this section, the 
term ``construction materials'' has the meaning given such term 
in section 313 of title 23, United States Code.
    Page 298, line 9, strike ``resilience;'' and insert 
``resilience''.
    Page 341, line 2, strike ``104(b)'' and insert ``104(b).''.
    Page 388, line 25, strike ``carsharing'' and insert 
``carsharing,''.
    Page 393, line 17, insert ``and sections 137 and 142'' 
after ``(a) or (b)''.
    Page 393, line 18, insert ``limited commercial activities 
for'' after ``155,''.
    Page 436, line 22, strike ``paragraph'' and insert 
``subsection''.
    Page 536, line 15, strike ``paragraphs (2)'' and insert 
``paragraph (2)''.
    Page 574, strike lines 9 through 13 and insert the 
following:
                  ``(A) an amount equivalent to 0.002 of the 
                amount made available under section 
                1101(a)(1)(A) of the INVEST in America Act for 
                fiscal year 2023;
                  ``(B) an amount equivalent to 0.002 of the 
                amount made available under section 
                1101(a)(1)(B) of the INVEST in America Act for 
                fiscal year 2024;
                  ``(C) an amount equivalent to 0.002 of the 
                amount made available under section 
                1101(a)(1)(C) of the INVEST in America Act for 
                fiscal year 2025; and
                  ``(D) an amount equivalent to 0.002 of the 
                amount made available under section 
                1101(a)(1)(D) of the INVEST in America Act for 
                fiscal year 2026.'';
    Page 595, strike lines 4 through 5 and insert the 
following:
    (a) In General.--Section 204(a) of title 23, United States 
Code, is amended--
    Page 596, after line 8, insert the following:
    (b) Federal Share.--Section 201(b)(7)(B) of title 23, 
United States Code, is amended by striking ``determined in 
accordance with section 120'', and inserting ``up to 100 
percent''.
    Page 653, after line 8, insert the following (and 
redesignate accordingly):
          (2) Indian Tribes.--The term ``Indian Tribes'' has 
        the meaning given such term in section 4 of the Indian 
        Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 
        U.S.C. 5304).
    Page 664, line 15, insert a comma after ``low-income 
communities''.
    Page 699, line 2, strike ``101(a)(16)(C), as amended,'' and 
insert ``101(a)(17)(C), as redesignated by section 1103(1)(A) 
of this Act,''.
    Page 699, strike lines 12 through 15 and insert the 
following:
                  (B) in the paragraph heading, by striking 
                ``Federal Highway Administration'' and 
                inserting ``an operating administration of the 
                department of transportation''.
    Page 705, after line 3, add the following:

SEC. 1640. CREDIT ADJUSTMENTS FOR PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN 
                    FORGIVENESS UNDER HIGHWAY AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 
                    PROJECT COST REIMBURSEMENT CONTRACTS.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 112 of title 23, 
United States Code, a covered contractor shall only make credit 
adjustments to the indirect cost rate applied to such 
contractor to reflect the portion of loan forgiveness 
attributable to the receipt of Federal funds. For purposes of 
this section, beginning on the date on which the credit 
attributable to Federal funds is recovered fully, no further 
indirect cost rate credit shall be applied or otherwise 
provided.
    (b) Covered Contractor Defined.--For purposes of this 
section, the term ``covered contractor'' means a contractor or 
subcontractor at any tier that--
          (1) provides architectural and engineering services 
        under a federally-funded Federal-aid highway program or 
        Federal lands highway program cost reimbursement 
        contract under title 23, United States Code;
          (2) received loan forgiveness in accordance with 
        section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and 
        Economic Security Act (Public Law 116-136), for a loan 
        provided under paragraph (36) of section 7(a) of the 
        Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)); and
          (3) applied such loan proceeds to indirect costs that 
        were reimbursed, in whole or in part, with Federal 
        funds.
    Page 721, line 12, strike ``30'' and insert ``15''.
    Page 721, line 16, strike ``and'' at the end.
    Page 721, line 19, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
    Page 721, after line 19, insert the following:
                          ``(v) limited to the service area in 
                        which the recipient provides regularly 
                        scheduled public transportation 
                        service.
    Page 747, line 6, strike ``in carrying'' and insert ``In 
carrying''.
    Page 863, line 16, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(5)''.
    Page 874, line 12, strike ``and/or'' and insert ``or''.
    Page 875, line 24, insert ``up to'' before ``5''.
    Page 876, line 1, insert ``or land use'' before 
``criterion''.
    Page 876, line 1, insert ``up to'' before ``5 percentage''.
    Page 876, line 16, insert ``or land use'' after 
``development''.
    Page 1003, after line 7, insert the following:

SEC. 4208. REVIEW OF LABOR LAWS.

    (a) Registration.--Section 13902(a)(1)(A) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in clause (v) by striking ``and'' at the end;
          (2) in clause (vi) by striking the semicolon and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
                          ``(vii) applicable labor and 
                        employment laws and regulations, 
                        including wage and hour and workplace 
                        safety laws and regulations, relevant 
                        to the safe operation of a motor 
                        carrier;''.
    (b) Agency Review.--Not later than 6 months after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation and 
the Secretary of Labor shall initiate a process to--
          (1) review the relationship between labor and 
        employment laws and regulations and motor carrier 
        safety laws and regulations, including hours of service 
        rules;
          (2) evaluate labor and employment laws and 
        regulations likely to be relevant to the safe operation 
        of a motor carrier;
          (3) assess the availability of datasets, gaps in 
        available data, and opportunities to gather and share 
        useful data to better understand the relationship 
        between labor and employment laws and regulations and 
        the safety performance of a motor carrier; and
          (4) assess the feasibility of utilizing available 
        data, including data on violations of labor and 
        employment laws and regulations, to improve the 
        Secretary's safety oversight of a motor carrier.
    (c) Report.--No later than 18 months after initiation of 
the process under subsection (b), the Secretary of 
Transportation and Secretary of Labor shall submit to Congress 
a report containing--
          (1) the findings of the process undertaken under 
        subsection (b);
          (2) any proposed actions to be taken by either the 
        Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Labor 
        as a result of such findings; and
          (3) any recommendations to Congress to implement such 
        proposed actions.
    (d) Updates.--Following completion of the agency review 
under subsection (b), the Secretary of Transportation may 
initiate a rulemaking addressing the periodic monitoring of 
information to ensure compliance with section 
13902(a)(1)(A)(vii) of title 49, United States Code, including 
any required documentation that a motor carrier is required to 
submit.
    Page 1043, beginning on line 12, strike ``, benefits, and 
costs associated with'' and insert ``of''.
    Page 1056, line 9, insert ``that provides a single point of 
data, such as the vehicle identification number,'' after 
``identifier''.
    Page 1056, line 10, strike ``to roadside inspectors''.
    Page 1056, line 11, insert ``compliance, inspection, or'' 
after ``for''.
    Page 1125, beginning on line 13, strike ``INTERAGENCY 
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS STANDARDS TASK FORCE'' and insert 
``INTERAGENCY INNOVATIVE MATERIALS STANDARDS TASK FORCE''.
    Page 1126, beginning on line 8, strike ``Interagency 
Innovative Materials Standards Task Force'' and insert 
``Interagency innovative materials standards task force''.
    Page 1147, after line 20, insert the following (and 
redesignate accordingly):
                  ``(G) a representative from academia;
    Page 1147, after line 22, insert the following (and 
redesignate the subsequent subparagraphs accordingly):
                  (E) in subparagraph (K) by striking ``; and'' 
                and inserting a period;
    Page 1147, line 24, strike ``subparagraph (H)'' and insert 
``subparagraph (I)''.
    Page 1185, line 21, insert ``data'' after ``include''.
    Page 1185, beginning on line 21, insert a comma after 
``interoperability''.
    Page 1227, line 12, insert ``Administration'' after 
``Safety''.
    Page 1270, line 15, strike ``may'' and insert ``shall''.
    Page 1402, after line 16, insert the following:

SEC. 9520. FRA SAFETY INSPECTOR AND SPECIALIST REVIEW.

    (a) Review.--The Administrator of the Federal Railroad 
Administration shall review the position descriptions and pay 
grades of railroad safety inspection personnel and railroad 
safety specialists employed by the Office of Railroad Safety.
    (b) Contents of Review.--The review under subsection (a) 
shall--
          (1) consider whether the descriptions of the 
        positions described in subsection (a) accurately 
        reflect the scope of work and duties of the personnel 
        and specialists described in such subsection, including 
        any technological advancements that impact the scope of 
        work and duties;
          (2) compare the pay grades of such positions to the 
        pay grades of personnel employed by other Department of 
        Transportation agencies and the National Transportation 
        Safety Board who have scopes of work and duties 
        comparable to those of railroad safety inspection 
        personnel and railroad safety specialists; and
          (3) assess whether the Administration experiences 
        difficulty in recruiting or retaining such personnel 
        and specialists and identify the reasons for such 
        difficulty.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall transmit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report that--
          (1) summarizes the findings of the review required by 
        this section;
          (2) describes how the Administration plans to update 
        the position descriptions of such personnel and 
        specialists to accurately reflect the scope of work and 
        duties, including any technological advancements that 
        impact the scope of work and duties; and
          (3) describes how pay grades may be updated to retain 
        and recruit such personnel and specialists.
    At the end of division D, add the following:

SEC. 9608. EXTENSION.

    Section 1246 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 is 
amended--
          (1) by striking ``3 years'' and inserting ``4\1/2\ 
        years''; and
          (2) by inserting ``and every 3 months thereafter,'' 
        before ``the Administrator shall''.
    Page 1524, line 20, strike ``under subsection (h)'' and 
insert ``under subsection (i)''.
    Page 1525, insert after subsection (e) the following (and 
redesignate the subsequent subsections accordingly):
    ``(f) Rulemaking.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall issue a 
rule requiring that, with respect to any decentralized 
wastewater treatment system constructed pursuant to this 
section or section 603(c)--
          ``(1) such system complies with any applicable State 
        and local requirements;
          ``(2) such system complies with any applicable 
        American National Standard approved by the American 
        National Standards Institute; and
          ``(3) the design and construction of such system is 
        carried out by persons or entities licensed and bonded, 
        by the State in which such system is constructed, to 
        carry out such design and construction.

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