The House on June 14 passed its fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill (HR 1960), 315-108. Following are details of 12 key amendments that lawmakers proposed, with links to full vote summaries included when applicable.
|Afghanistan||States that it is U.S. policy that the president transfer combat operations from U.S. forces to Afghanistan by the end of 2013, and that other military and security operations depart by the end of 2014.||Jim McGovern, D-Mass.||Adopted, 305-121|
|Detainees||Eliminate indefinite military detention for anyone detained under the Authorization for Use of Military Force enacted after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and provide for the immediate trial of anyone now so detained.||Adam Smith, D-Wash.||Rejected, 200-226|
|Detainees||Prohibit the secretary of Defense from using any funds authorized to the department for transfer or release of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, detainees to Yemen.||Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.||Adopted, 236-188|
|Detainees||Provide a framework to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by Dec. 1, 2014.||Adam Smith, D-Wash.||Rejected, 174-249|
|Habeas Corpus||Require the government, in habeas proceedings for U.S. citizens apprehended in the United States pursuant to the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, to prove the citizen is an enemy combatant, with no presumption that its evidence is accurate.||Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va.||Adopted, 214-211|
|ICBM Silos||Require the Defense Department to preserve active Intercontinental Ballistic Missile silos containing deployed missiles in a "warm status" to enable them to be operational.||Cynthia M. Lummis, R-Wyo.||Adopted, 235-189|
|Naval Aircraft||Reduce the number of aircraft carriers the U.S. Navy must maintain from 11 to 10.||Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.,||Rejected, 106-318|
|OCO Budget||Match the president's budget request for Overseas Contingency Operations.||Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.||Rejected, 191-232|
|Russia||Require the president to convey to Congress details of any proposed agreements with Russia concerning U.S. missile defense or nuclear arms.||Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio||Adopted, 239-182|
|Russia||Reinstate funding for New START.||Rick Larsen, D-Wash.||Rejected, 195-229|
|Sexual Assault||Study instances of abusing one’s authority in the chain of command when a superior is found to have sexually abused a subordinate and report findings and recommendations to Congress.**||Lois Frankel, D-Fla.||Adopted in en bloc package|
|Sexual Assault||Establish mandatory minimum sentences of discharge, dismissal and confinement required for certain sex-related offenses committed by servicemembers.||Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio||Adopted by voice vote|
** Note: The details of this amendment have been corrected from an earlier version of this chart.