Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC) proposed an amendment to H.R. 1158 during debate on 4/6/95 that asked for $37.5 million to be restored to four proposed rescissions from the Commerce Department. The amendment proposed the following restorations: $24 million to the MEP, $7 million to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Research Program, $5 million to the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program and $1.5 million to the Commerce Department's Under Secretary for Technology.
These restorations would be offset by the following rescissions: $30 million from the NIST Construction of Research Facilities appropriation ( the 10-year program to replace technically obsolete research facilities at NIST Gaithersburg, Md., and Boulder, Colo., sites that received a FY 1995 appropriation of $64.7 million), $5 million from NOAA construction funds and $2.5 million from the GOES satellite contingency.
A motion to table the amendment was defeated 57-43. Following this, the amendment passed by a voice vote. H.R. 1158 then passed the Senate by a vote of 99-0.
Conference report, including $90 million proposed rescission in FY 1995 ATP appropriation, out of House/Senate conference on 4/5/95 and passed House on 4/6/95 by 343-80 vote.
Senate passed conference report by voice vote, clearing the measure for the President.
House version, including three rescissions to the FY 1995 NIST appropriation ($16.5 million from Scientific and Technical Research Services, $26.5 million from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and $600 thousand from the Baldrige National Quality Program), passed House on 3/16/95 by 227-200 vote.
Senate Appropriations Committee marked up H.R. 1158 on 3/24/95. Proposed rescissions are $19.5 million from the Scientific and Technical Research Services, $26.5 million from the MEP, and $600 thousand from the Baldrige National Quality Program.
Bill considered on Senate floor on 4/6/95. Hollings Amendment approved that restored $24 million to the proposed rescission to the MEP along with $13.5 million to other programs. The total $37.5 million restoration was offset by new rescissions, including $30 million from the NIST Construction of Research Facilities FY 1995 appropriation.
The Senate version of H.R. 1158, now including four rescissions to the FY 1995 NIST appropriation ($19.5 million from the STRS, $2.5 million from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, $600 thousand from the Baldrige National Quality Program and $30 million from the Construction of Research Facilities), passed on 4/6/95 by a vote of 99-0. The bill now goes to House/Senate conference.