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  1. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

    Mr. Speaker , One question I have over a border wall portion of this bill comes down to that any feasible construction project is going to need to be straighter than the actual border, which is going to mean using the federal government’s eminent domain powers to take privately owned land and basically redraw the border. There other ways to handle border security but the border wall we will be using the eminent domain function. I hate the concept of using eminent domain it’s generally the case that people don’t like it when the government comes in to take their land We saw this with the border clearly in the bush years. Americans particularly don’t like it when the government is coming in to take their land for border security that has not worked in the past with things like double border wall fencing that hasn’t really worked and need major repairs. . I yield
  2. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Military Pay Raise Act

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  3. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Charisma 1

    done.
  4. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Start of Session Speeches

    Mr. Speaker, I have heard a lot in the past day's talk of” I won this” and “I won that”. I sure hear a lot of “I “and “me “going around Washington. I believe at the end of the day the Candidate in an election is not the factor we should be focusing on now after the election because they are not the goal at the end of the day. What it should be is the people. The time for elections are over now it’s time to govern and I can care less on what kind of mandate or platform from either party ran on or think they have. No one’s agenda gets rubber stamped here with me. It hs never worked that way here and I don’t see it happening now. We don’t have 100% of one party in congress we have a mix positions and we all have to learn how to govern from a melting pot of ideas in this chamber. Our Constitution itself came about through a series of great compromises; it was not written by ideologues who clung to ‘their way or no.’ Compromise and negotiation the hallmarks of moderation is aimed at achieving moderate, centrist policies for our country, should not be viewed as negatives. Mr. Speaker this is the time and age to have a serious, pragmatic and practical discussion, not a debate or negotiation but a dialogue that we can take to govern for the all people of this country, not just a personal political base. As a member of the legislative branch of government, I have many obligations. And I believe that the first obligation of government is to work for all people not just one group and that what I plan to do in this chamber. I am noones rubber stamp on issues. When I see a good idea, I will support it. If I see a bonkers idea I will fight against no matter whose idea it is. We spend unimaginable amounts of time-fighting our enemies we should be focusing on solutions and if we dont we fail our children and grandchildren every time. There will always be forces that seek to sow division for solutions to the big problems of the day and our challenge and our mission should to prevent them from succeeding. We can seize this moment by changing the conversation and our country. Let’s start by productive dialogue in this house and work toward a comprehensive agenda of ideas that we should be able to agree on. There is already a hand full of proposals in this body from both parties that have bipartisan support. I believe we all can leave this body and our country better than we found it. We can only do that if we rise together, to confront the unknown. Thank you, Mr. Speaker I yield the floor.
  5. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask a simple question coming from a neutral standpoint at the moment wish to hear GREAT debate in this chamber and reasons.. Will the gentleman respond to why this chamber should strike this language. Again I wish for debate on the issueS not just to strike something is why I am asking. I yield
  6. ooc:@Doomhammer The Office of Brianna O'Dwyer For Immediate Release Brianna O'Dwyer (R--RI),) Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would help people suffering from a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis get more immediate help. U.S. Representatives Brianna O'Dwyer (R- RI ) and Representative Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would help people suffering from a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis get more immediate help. The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act provides resources necessary to combat the shortage of mental health providers and inpatient beds across the nation by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide loans and loan guarantees to local entities with plans to build psychiatric and substance abuse facilities. O'Dwyer (R- RI has said “Our country is facing a mental health challenge that has hit all our communities “Too many of our neighbors are suffering from behavioral and substance abuse disorders and not getting proper treatment. That has left emergency rooms and jail cells overwhelmed while leaving families hurting. I’m proud to work with Representative Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA that will give a jump-start to local proposals to build brand new psychiatric facilities.” “A severe shortage of providers and inpatient beds exists not only for mental illness treatment but also for substance abuse leaving too many families in mental health crisis unable to get desperately-needed, immediate treatment. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, there is a shortage of nearly 100,000 inpatient beds nationwide. Under the bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act, HHS could offer loans and guarantees to psychiatric treatment facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, and public and private psychiatric hospitals for the planning and construction of new facilities. The bill would also make needed investments to community based outpatient programs with any revenue generated from the loans.” “Many are struggling with mental health and substance abuse in our communities and because of the shortage of inpatient beds it can be weeks or months before individuals can receive treatment. Individuals and families struggling with mental health disorders will benefit from this important, bipartisan solution.” Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act
  7. Brianna O'Dwyer ooc:@Doomhammer The Office of Brianna O'Dwyer For Immediate Release Brianna O'Dwyer (R--RI),) Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would help people suffering from a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis get more immediate help. U.S. Representatives Brianna O'Dwyer (R- RI ) and Representative Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would help people suffering from a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis get more immediate help. The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act provides resources necessary to combat the shortage of mental health providers and inpatient beds across the nation by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide loans and loan guarantees to local entities with plans to build psychiatric and substance abuse facilities. O'Dwyer (R- RI has said “Our country is facing a mental health challenge that has hit all our communities “Too many of our neighbors are suffering from behavioral and substance abuse disorders and not getting proper treatment. That has left emergency rooms and jail cells overwhelmed while leaving families hurting. I’m proud to work with Representative Evelyn Vanderfleet (D-CA that will give a jump-start to local proposals to build brand new psychiatric facilities.” “A severe shortage of providers and inpatient beds exists not only for mental illness treatment but also for substance abuse leaving too many families in mental health crisis unable to get desperately-needed, immediate treatment. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center, there is a shortage of nearly 100,000 inpatient beds nationwide. Under the bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act, HHS could offer loans and guarantees to psychiatric treatment facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, and public and private psychiatric hospitals for the planning and construction of new facilities. The bill would also make needed investments to community based outpatient programs with any revenue generated from the loans.” “Many are struggling with mental health and substance abuse in our communities and because of the shortage of inpatient beds it can be weeks or months before individuals can receive treatment. Individuals and families struggling with mental health disorders will benefit from this important, bipartisan solution.” Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act View full PR
  8. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Office of Congresswoman Brianna O'Dwyer R-RI

    Welcome congressman my friends call me Bri. I know who you are you were the guy walking the halls scream about some crazy bill late last night weren't you?. *laugh*. Yes, I always bake fresh cookies when I am in town help yourself to some cookies and tea.
  9. Brianna O'Dwyer

    Office of Congresswoman Brianna O'Dwyer R-RI

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  10. Office of Congresswoman Brianna O'Dwyer R-RI
  11. To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees for constructing or renovating, or planning construction or renovation of, qualified psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. O'Dwyer R-RI AND Vanderfleet (D-CA with thanks to Mr. Kilmer (for himself, Ms. Herrera Beutler, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas) introduced the following bill; A BILL To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees for constructing or renovating, or planning construction or renovation of, qualified psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act SEC. 2. LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES. Part P of title III of the Public Health Service Act is amended by inserting after section 399V–6 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 280g–17) the following: “SEC. 399V–7. LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES FOR CONSTRUCTING OR RENOVATING, OR PLANNING CONSTRUCTION OR RENOVATION OF, CERTAIN QUALIFIED PSYCHIATRIC AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITIES. “(a) In General.—The Secretary may— “(1) make loans and loan guarantees for the purpose of constructing or renovating, including planning the construction or renovation of, a qualified psychiatric treatment facility or a qualified substance abuse treatment facility to public, private for-profit, or private not-for-profit— “(A) psychiatric treatment facilities; “(B) substance abuse treatment facilities; “(C) psychiatric hospitals; and “(D) alliances of such facilities or hospitals; and “(2) subject to subsection (d), make loans and loan guarantees for refinancing loans that were made for such purpose to an entity listed in paragraph (1). “(b) Preference.—In making loans and loan guarantees under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to psychiatric treatment facilities and substance abuse treatment facilities that propose to construct or renovate a qualified psychiatric treatment facility or qualified substance abuse treatment facility in a county that has insufficient inpatient psychiatric or substance abuse treatment capacity. “(c) Terms And Conditions.—Loans and loan guarantees under this section shall be made on such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe, subject to the provisions of this section including the following: “(1) The Secretary may allow credit to a prospective borrower only where— “(A) it is necessary to increase the number of psychiatric or substance use disorder treatment beds to enhance the public’s access to acute inpatient mental health and substance abuse services; and “(B) a credit subsidy is the most efficient way to achieve such increase (on a borrower-by-borrower basis). “(2) The final maturity of loans made or guaranteed under this section shall not exceed a period of 20 years, or the period of 50 percent of the useful life of any physical asset to be financed by the loan, whichever is less as determined by the Secretary. “(3) The Secretary may not make a loan guarantee under this section, with respect to any borrower, in excess of 80 percent of any potential loss on the loan. “(4) The Secretary may not make any loan or loan guarantee under this section if the loan will be subordinated— “(A) to another debt contracted by the borrower; or “(B) to any other claims against the borrower in the case of default. “(5) The Secretary may not make any loan guarantee under this section unless the Secretary determines that— “(A) the lender is responsible; and “(B) adequate provision is made for servicing the loan on reasonable terms and protecting the financial interest of the United States. “(6) The Secretary may not make any loan guarantee under this section if the income from the loan will be excluded from gross income for purposes of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. “(7) The Secretary may not make any loan or loan guarantee under this section unless— “(A) the loan and interest supplements on any loan guarantee will be at an interest rate that is set by reference to a benchmark interest rate on marketable Treasury securities with a similar maturity to the loan being made or guaranteed; and “(B) the minimum interest rate on the loan— “(i) will be no less than the estimated cost to the Government of making the loan plus 1 percent, with the goal of keeping the interest rate below the interest rate of a comparable and competitive private sector benchmark financial instrument; and “(ii) will be adjusted, as determined by the Secretary, every quarter to take account of changes in the interest rate of the benchmark financial instrument. “(8) The Secretary may not make any loan or loan guarantee under this section unless— “(A) fees or premiums on the loan or loan guarantee and corresponding insurance coverage will be set at levels that minimize the cost to the Government (as defined in section 502(5) of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990) of insuring such loan or loan guarantee, while supporting achievement of increasing the inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse bed count, as applicable, to enhance the public’s access to acute inpatient mental health and substance abuse services; “(B) the minimum guarantee fee or insurance premium imposed by the Government will be no less than the level sufficient to cover all of the estimated costs to the Government of the expected default claims, plus one percent; and “(C) loan guarantee fees imposed by the Government will be reviewed every six months to ensure that the fees imposed on new loan guarantees are at a level sufficient to satisfy subparagraph (B) based on the most recent estimates of such costs. “(9) The provisions of any loan guarantee under this section shall state that the guarantee is conclusive evidence that— “(A) the guarantee has been properly obtained; “(B) the underlying loan qualified for the guarantee; and “(C) except in the case of fraud or material misrepresentation by the holder of the loan, the guarantee will be presumed to be valid, legal, and enforceable. “(10) The Secretary may not make any loan or loan guarantee under this section unless— “(A) the borrower finances at least 25 percent of the funded project from other sources; and “(B) the borrower uses funds that were not derived from Federal loans or loan guarantees to pay the fees or premiums on the loan or loan guarantee under this section. “(11) The Secretary— “(A) shall prescribe explicit standards for use in periodically assessing the credit risk of new and existing direct loans and guaranteed loans; and “(B) shall not make a loan or loan guarantee under this section unless the Secretary finds that there is a reasonable assurance of repayment. “(d) Limitation On Refinancing.—The authority vested by subsection (a)(2)— “(1) authorizes making loans and loan guarantees only for refinancing loans that were entered into on or before the date that is 24 months before the date of enactment of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017; and “(2) terminates on the date that is 24 months after such date of enactment. “(e) Payment Of Losses.— “(1) DEFAULT ON GUARANTEED LOANS.—If, as a result of a default by a borrower under a loan guaranteed under this section, after the holder thereof has made such further collection efforts and instituted such enforcement proceedings as the Secretary may require, the Secretary determines that the holder has suffered a loss— “(A) the Secretary shall pay to such holder 75 percent of such loss, as specified in the guarantee contract; “(B) upon making any such payment, the Secretary shall be subrogated to all the rights of the recipient of the payment; and “(C) the Secretary shall be entitled to recover from the borrower the amount of any payments made pursuant to the guarantee contract. “(2) REQUIRED ENFORCE OF FEDERAL RIGHTS.—The Attorney General of the United States shall take such action as may be appropriate to enforce any right accruing to the United States as a result of the issuance of any guarantee under this section. “(3) FORBEARANCE.—Nothing in this section precludes any forbearance for the benefit of the borrower of a loan that is made or guaranteed under this section which is agreed upon by the parties to the loan and approved by the Secretary, provided that budget authority for any resulting cost to the Government (as defined in section 502(5) of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990) is available. “(f) Definitions.—In this section: “(1) The term ‘qualified psychiatric treatment facility’— “(A) means a psychiatric hospital (or other qualified treatment facility, as determined appropriate by the Secretary) that is able to serve patients ages 21 and older that— “(i) will provide acute, short-term inpatient psychiatric treatment services for such patients; “(ii) will provide outpatient services; and “(iii) may include a military services program to meet the needs of active and retired military servicemembers; and “(B) excludes a facility that— “(i) provides long-term inpatient care; “(ii) is a health center (as defined in section 330); and “(iii) is part of or affiliated with a prison (as defined in section 2246 of title 18, United States Code). “(2) The term ‘qualified substance abuse treatment facility’— “(A) means a psychiatric hospital (or other qualified treatment facility, as determined appropriate by the Secretary) that is able to serve patients ages 21 and older that— “(i) will provide acute, short-term inpatient substance abuse treatment services for such patients; “(ii) will provide outpatient services; and “(iii) may include a military services program to meet the needs of active and retired military servicemembers; and “(B) excludes any facility described in paragraph (1)(B). “(3) The term ‘psychiatric hospital’ means— “(A) an institution that— “(i) is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of one or more physicians, psychiatric services for the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill persons or those suffering from substance abuse disorders; “(ii) satisfies the requirements of paragraphs (3) through (9) of subsection (e) of section 1861 of the Social Security Act; “(iii) maintains clinical records on all patients and maintains such records as the Secretary finds to be necessary to determine the degree and intensity of the treatment provided to individuals entitled to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act; and “(iv) meets such staffing requirements as the Secretary finds necessary for the institution to carry out an active program of treatment for individuals who are furnished services in the institution; or “(B) a distinct part of an institution that satisfies clauses (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A) if such distinct part satisfies clauses (iii) and (iv) of subparagraph (A). “(g) Funding Limitations.—The Secretary may provide loans and loan guarantees under this section— “(1) only to the extent or in the amounts provided in advance in appropriation Acts; and “(2) totaling not more than $200,000,000 in each of fiscal years 2018 through 2022.”. SEC. 3. MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT TRUST FUND. (a) Establishment.—There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Trust Fund (in this section referred to as the “Trust Fund”). (b) Deposits.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Trust Fund, to remain available until expended, amounts equivalent to any revenues from the program of loans and loan guarantees under section 399V–7 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 2, that exceed the costs of carrying out such program. (c) Use Of Fund.—Amounts in the Trust Fund shall be available, as provided by appropriation Acts, for block grants for community mental health services under subpart I of part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x et seq.). SEC. 4. SENSE OF CONGRESS. It is the sense of Congress that reversing the Federal policy of denying Federal financial participation under the Medicaid program for care and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases is critically important to improving access to mental health care services and treatment.
  12. Brianna O'Dwyer

    It time for New Collar Jobs

    Brianna O'Dwyer The Office of Brianna O'Dwyer For Immediate Release Today Brianna O’Dwyer R-RI introduced the New Collar Jobs Act, a bill aimed at growing America’s cybersecurity workforce by incentivizing training, increasing scholarship funding and providing student debt relief. “ I truly believe that helping more Americans build the skills for fast-growing new collar careers roles that do not necessarily require a bachelor’s degree but can help close this country’s widening skills gap. This new legislation targets workforce training in one field that will provide more American workers with access to the broader range of well-paying new collar jobs available in the technology sector. With more than half a million technology jobs open right now in the United States because workers lack the right skills to fill them, our nation needs to significantly expand the reach and effectiveness of programs that students and workers can access to build new skills in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing, in addition to cybersecurity. Putting more Americans on the path for promising new collar careers is an issue that unites our country and transcends partisan politics.” New Collar Jobs Act View full PR
  13. Brianna O'Dwyer

    It time for New Collar Jobs

    The Office of Brianna O'Dwyer For Immediate Release Today Brianna O’Dwyer R-RI introduced the New Collar Jobs Act, a bill aimed at growing America’s cybersecurity workforce by incentivizing training, increasing scholarship funding and providing student debt relief. “ I truly believe that helping more Americans build the skills for fast-growing new collar careers roles that do not necessarily require a bachelor’s degree but can help close this country’s widening skills gap. This new legislation targets workforce training in one field that will provide more American workers with access to the broader range of well-paying new collar jobs available in the technology sector. With more than half a million technology jobs open right now in the United States because workers lack the right skills to fill them, our nation needs to significantly expand the reach and effectiveness of programs that students and workers can access to build new skills in artificial intelligence, data science, and cloud computing, in addition to cybersecurity. Putting more Americans on the path for promising new collar careers is an issue that unites our country and transcends partisan politics.” New Collar Jobs Act
  14. Brianna O'Dwyer

    “New Collar Jobs Act”

    To increase cybersecurity education and job growth, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mrs. O'Dwyer (for herself) with thanks to Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire) introduced the following bill; A BILL To increase cybersecurity education and job growth, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “New Collar Jobs Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress find the following: (1) Domestic factory output has increased by 21 percent since June 2009, but manufacturing employment has only increased 5 percent during that time, and has been flat since late 2014. (2) As manufacturers leverage new technologies from robotics to distributed control systems to create modern factories and industrial plants, different employment requirements have emerged including the need for cybersecurity talent. (3) Leading cybersecurity experts have reported spike of 250 percent in industrial automation and control system cyber-incidents occurring during the period between 2011 and 2015 and as a result are seeking personnel with knowledge of their industry coupled with knowledge of security technology to prevent their organization from becoming victims of cyber-attacks. SEC. 3. EMPLOYEE CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION. (a) In General.—Subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new section: 45S. EMPLOYEE CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION. “(a) In General.—For purposes of section 38, the employee cybersecurity education credit determined under this section for the taxable year is an amount equal to 50 percent of the aggregate qualified employee cybersecurity education expenses paid or incurred by the employer during such taxable year. “(b) Limitation.—The amount allowed as a credit under subsection (a) for the taxable year with respect to an employee shall not exceed $5,000. “(c) Qualified Employee Cybersecurity Education Expenses.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘qualified employee cybersecurity education expenses’ means amounts paid or incurred for each employee who earns a certificate or degree at the undergraduate or graduate level or industry-recognized certification relating to those specialty areas and work roles that are listed in NCWF Work Roles in the document entitled, ‘NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF)’, published by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. “(d) Certain Rules To Apply.—Rules similar to the rules of subsections (i)(1) and (k) of section 51 shall apply for purposes of this section.”. (b) Credit Made Part Of General Business Credit.—Subsection (b) of section 38 of such Code is amended by striking “plus” at the end of paragraph (35), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (36) and inserting “, plus”, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(37) the employee cybersecurity education credit determined under section 45S(a).”. (c) Denial Of Double Benefit.—Subsection (a) of section 280C of such Code is amended by inserting “45S(a),” after “45P(a),”. (d) Clerical Amendment.—The table of sections for subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item: “Sec. 45S. Employee cybersecurity education.”. (e) Effective Date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to individuals commencing apprenticeship programs after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 4. STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT FOR CERTAIN CYBERSECURITY EMPLOYEES. Section 455 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e) is amended by adding at the end the following: “(r) Loan Repayment For Cybersecurity Workers In Economically Distressed Area.— “(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall cancel the amount described in paragraph (2) of the balance of interest and principal due, in accordance with such paragraph, on any eligible Federal Direct Loan not in default for a borrower who— “(A) makes 36 consecutive monthly payments on the eligible Federal Direct Loan after the date of the enactment of this section pursuant to any one or a combination of the following— “(i) payments under an income-based repayment plan under section 493C; “(ii) payments under a standard repayment plan under subsection (d)(1)(A), based on a 10-year repayment period; “(iii) monthly payments under a repayment plan under subsection (d)(1) or (g) of not less than the monthly amount calculated under subsection (d)(1)(A), based on a 10-year repayment period; or “(iv) payments under an income contingent repayment plan under subsection (d)(1)(D); and “(B) during the period in which the borrower makes each of the 36 consecutive monthly payments described in subparagraph (A), has been employed in a cybersecurity job— “(i) located in an area that, for at least 12 of such consecutive monthly payments is an economically distressed area; and “(ii) that requires that the borrower work in the economically distressed area no less than 60 percent of total work hours. “(2) CANCELLATION AMOUNT.—After the conclusion of the employment period described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall cancel the lesser of the following: “(A) The obligation to repay the balance of principal and interest due as of the time of such cancellation, on the eligible Federal Direct Loans made to the borrower under this part. “(B) $25,000. “(3) INELIGIBILITY OF DOUBLE BENEFITS.—No borrower may, for the same service, receive a reduction of loan obligations under both this subsection and— “(A) subsection (m); or “(B) section 428J, 428K, 428L, or 460. “(4) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: “(A) CYBERSECURITY JOB.—The term ‘cybersecurity job’ means— “(i) a skill role as defined in the NCWF Work Roles by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 800–181, or any successor document; or “(ii) teaching a cybersecurity course for a skill role described in clause (i). “(B) ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA.—The term ‘economically distressed area’ means an area that meets one or more criteria under section 301(a) of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3161(a)).”. SEC. 5. CYBERCORPS SCHOLARSHIP-FOR-SERVICE PROGRAM. (a) Funding Increase.—It is the sense of the Congress that the number of scholarships awarded by the National Science Foundation for scholarships awarded under the Federal cyber scholarship-for-service program established by section 302 of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 for fiscal year 2018 and each succeeding fiscal year should be not less than double the number of such scholarships awarded for fiscal year 2017. (b) Cybersecurity Course Instruction.—Section 302 of the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (15 U.S.C. 7442) is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking “and security managers” and inserting “security managers, and cybersecurity course instructors,”; and (2) in subsection (d), by adding at the end the following: “Such work may include teaching a cybersecurity course for a skill role as defined in the NCWF Work Roles by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Special Publication 800–181, or any successor document.”. (c) Elimination Of Priority For Federal Government Employment Placements.—Section 302(b) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 7442(b)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1), by adding “and” at the end; (2) in paragraph (2), by striking “; and” and inserting a period; and (3) by striking paragraph (3). SEC. 6. INCREASED FUNDING FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM. It is the sense of the Congress that the amount expended for the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Division of the Advanced Technological Education program of the National Science Foundation established by section 3(a) of the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act of 1992 (Public Law 102–476) for fiscal year 2018 should be an amount equal to not less than 110 percent of the amount expended for such division for fiscal year 2017. SEC. 7. CYBERSECURITY TRAINING INCENTIVE FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. (a) In General.—Subpart 15.3 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to require, in the evaluation of a competitive proposal received in response to a solicitation for a contract valued in excess of $5,000,000, that the head of an executive agency award a five percent score increase to each competitive proposal submitted by a qualified offeror. (b) Definitions.—In this section: (1) EXECUTIVE AGENCY.—The term “executive agency” has the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 40, United States Code. (2) QUALIFIED OFFEROR.—The term “qualified offeror” means a business that has claimed the employee cybersecurity education credit under section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 3, at least once within the three-year period preceding the date on which the business submits a competitive proposal for a contract valued in excess of $5,000,000.
  15. Brianna O'Dwyer

    @BriannaO'Dwyer

    Split tweet @BriannaO'Dwyer As of right now, I don’t support either of the Immigration Proposals Democrats or Republicans put forward. They both have weak areas and strong areas. Neither are perfect or the devil’s spawn. This is exactly why we have hearings and debate to flesh out the proposals and to simply listen when comes to complex issues. Congress lets get our act together.
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