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                 [House Appropriations Committee Print]

                 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008

                    (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161)


 
 DIVISION D--FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS 
                               ACT, 2008

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                          CONTENTS, DIVISION D

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Legislative Text:
    Title I--Department of the Treasury..........................   798
     Title II--Executive Office of the President.................   805
     Title III--The Judiciary....................................   812
     Title IV--District of Columbia..............................   816
     Title V--Independent Agencies...............................   822
     Title VI--General Provisions--This Act......................   840
     Title VII--General Provisions--Government-Wide..............   846
     Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia........   863
Explanatory Statement:
     Title I--Department of the Treasury.........................   871
     Title II--Executive Office of the President.................   880
     Title III--The Judiciary....................................   885
     Title IV--District of Columbia..............................   888
     Title V--Independent Agencies...............................   891
     Title VI--General Provisions--This Act......................   914
     Title VII--General Provisions--Government-Wide..............   916
     Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia........   920
     Earmark Disclosure..........................................   923
     Table.......................................................   924
     [Clerk's note: Six sections which precede division A in 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act apply to all divisions of 
the Act, including this one. The text of these sections is as 
follows:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2008''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    [Text omitted for purposes of this note]

SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

    Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to 
``this Act'' contained in any division of this Act shall be 
treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.

 SEC. 4. EXPLANATORY STATEMENT.

     The explanatory statement regarding the consolidated 
appropriations amendment of the House of Representatives to the 
amendment of the Senate to H.R. 2764, printed in the House 
section of the Congressional Record on or about December 17, 
2007 by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House, shall have the same effect with respect to the 
allocation of funds and implementation of divisions A through K 
of this Act as if it were a joint explanatory statement of a 
committee of conference.

 SEC. 5. EMERGENCY DESIGNATIONS.

    Any designation in any division of this Act referring to 
this section is a designation of an amount as an emergency 
requirement and necessary to meet emergency needs pursuant to 
subsections (a) and (b) of section 204 of S. Con. Res. 21 
(110th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for 
fiscal year 2008.

 SEC. 6. STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    The following sums in this Act are appropriated, out of any 
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.
     Reproduced below is the text of division D of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2764; P.L. 110-161) 
as presented to the President for signature.]

                      Legislative Text, Division D


 DIVISION D--FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS 
                               ACT, 2008


                                TITLE I


                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses of the Departmental Offices including 
operation and maintenance of the Treasury Building and Annex; 
hire of passenger motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and 
improvements of, and purchase of commercial insurance policies 
for, real properties leased or owned overseas, when necessary 
for the performance of official business, $248,360,000, of 
which not to exceed $10,840,000 is for executive direction 
program activities; not to exceed $9,909,000 is for general 
counsel program activities; not to exceed $44,242,000 is for 
economic policies and programs activities; not to exceed 
$29,464,000 is for financial policies and programs activities; 
not to exceed $56,775,000 is for terrorism and financial 
intelligence activities; not to exceed $18,505,000 is for 
Treasury-wide management policies and programs activities; and 
not to exceed $78,625,000 is for administration programs 
activities: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury is 
authorized to transfer funds appropriated for any program 
activity of the Departmental Offices to any other program 
activity of the Departmental Offices upon notification to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
further, That no appropriation for any program activity shall 
be increased or decreased by more than 2 percent by all such 
transfers: Provided further, That any change in funding greater 
than 2 percent shall be submitted for approval to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That of 
the amount appropriated under this heading, not to exceed 
$3,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009, is 
for information technology modernization requirements; not to 
exceed $150,000 is for official reception and representation 
expenses; and not to exceed $258,000 is for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and 
expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury 
and to be accounted for solely on his certificate: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated under this heading, 
$5,114,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009, is 
for the Treasury-wide Financial Statement Audit and Internal 
Control Program, of which such amounts as may be necessary may 
be transferred to accounts of the Department's offices and 
bureaus to conduct audits: Provided further, That this transfer 
authority shall be in addition to any other provided in this 
Act: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated under 
this heading, $3,000,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009, is for secure space requirements: Provided further, 
That of the amount appropriated under this heading, $2,300,000, 
to remain available until September 30, 2009, is for salary and 
benefits for hiring of personnel whose work will require 
completion of a security clearance investigation in order to 
perform highly classified work to further the activities of the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence: Provided 
further, That of the amount appropriated under this heading, 
$2,100,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010, is to 
develop and implement programs within the Office of Critical 
Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy, including 
entering into cooperative agreements.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For development and acquisition of automatic data processing 
equipment, software, and services for the Department of the 
Treasury, $18,710,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2010: Provided, That these funds shall be transferred to 
accounts and in amounts as necessary to satisfy the 
requirements of the Department's offices, bureaus, and other 
organizations: Provided further, That this transfer authority 
shall be in addition to any other transfer authority provided 
in this Act: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated under this heading shall be used to support or 
supplement ``Internal Revenue Service, Operations Support'' or 
``Internal Revenue Service, Business Systems Modernization''.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, not to exceed $2,000,000 for official travel expenses, 
including hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed 
$100,000 for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, 
to be allocated and expended under the direction of the 
Inspector General of the Treasury, $18,450,000, of which not to 
exceed $2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 
1978, including purchase (not to exceed 150 for replacement 
only for police-type use) and hire of passenger motor vehicles 
(31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at 
such rates as may be determined by the Inspector General for 
Tax Administration; $140,533,000, of which not to exceed 
$6,000,000 shall be available for official travel expenses; of 
which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and 
expended under the direction of the Inspector General for Tax 
Administration; and of which not to exceed $1,500 shall be 
available for official reception and representation expenses.

            AIR TRANSPORTATION STABILIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

  Sections 101(a)(1), 102, 104, and 107(2) of the Air 
Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act (title I, 
Public Law 107-42) are hereby repealed. All unobligated 
balances under this heading are rescinded.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and 
training expenses of non-Federal and foreign government 
personnel to attend meetings and training concerned with 
domestic and foreign financial intelligence activities, law 
enforcement, and financial regulation; not to exceed $14,000 
for official reception and representation expenses; and for 
assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies, with or without 
reimbursement, $85,844,000, of which not to exceed $16,340,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2010; and of which 
$8,955,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2009: 
Provided, That funds appropriated in this account may be used 
to procure personal services contracts.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Financial Management Service, 
$234,423,000, of which not to exceed $9,220,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2010, for information systems 
modernization initiatives; and of which not to exceed $2,500 
shall be available for official reception and representation 
expenses.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of carrying out section 1111 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002, including hire of passenger 
motor vehicles, $93,515,000; of which not to exceed $6,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses; not to exceed 
$50,000 for cooperative research and development programs for 
laboratory services; and provision of laboratory assistance to 
State and local agencies with or without reimbursement.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

  Pursuant to section 5136 of title 31, United States Code, the 
United States Mint is provided funding through the United 
States Mint Public Enterprise Fund for costs associated with 
the production of circulating coins, numismatic coins, and 
protective services, including both operating expenses and 
capital investments. The aggregate amount of new liabilities 
and obligations incurred during fiscal year 2008 under such 
section 5136 for circulating coinage and protective service 
capital investments of the United States Mint shall not exceed 
$33,200,000.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT

  For necessary expenses connected with any public-debt issues 
of the United States, $182,871,000, of which not to exceed 
$2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses, and of which not to exceed $2,000,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2010, for systems 
modernization: Provided, That the sum appropriated herein from 
the general fund for fiscal year 2008 shall be reduced by not 
more than $10,000,000 as definitive security issue fees and 
Legacy Treasury Direct Investor Account Maintenance fees are 
collected, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2008 
appropriation from the general fund estimated at $172,871,000. 
In addition, $70,000 to be derived from the Oil Spill Liability 
Trust Fund to reimburse the Bureau for administrative and 
personnel expenses for financial management of the Fund, as 
authorized by section 1012 of Public Law 101-380.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account

  To carry out the Community Development Banking and Financial 
Institutions Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-325), including 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for 
individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the 
rate for ES-3, $94,000,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009, of which $8,000,000 shall be for financial 
assistance, technical assistance, training and outreach 
programs designed to benefit Native American, Native Hawaiian, 
and Alaskan Native communities and provided primarily through 
qualified community development lender organizations with 
experience and expertise in community development banking and 
lending in Indian country, Native American organizations, 
tribes and tribal organizations and other suitable providers, 
and up to $13,500,000 may be used for administrative expenses, 
including administration of the New Markets Tax Credit, up to 
$7,500,000 may be used for the cost of direct loans, and up to 
$250,000 may be used for administrative expenses to carry out 
the direct loan program: Provided, That the cost of direct 
loans, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as 
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: 
Provided further, That these funds are available to subsidize 
gross obligations for the principal amount of direct loans not 
to exceed $16,000,000.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

  For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to 
provide taxpayer services, including pre-filing assistance and 
education, filing and account services, taxpayer advocacy 
services, and other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at 
such rates as may be determined by the Commissioner, 
$2,150,000,000, of which not less than $3,000,000 shall be for 
the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, of which not less 
than $9,000,000 shall be available for low-income taxpayer 
clinic grants, of which not less than $8,000,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2009, shall be available to 
establish and administer a Community Volunteer Income Tax 
Assistance matching grants demonstration program for tax return 
preparation assistance, and of which not less than $177,000,000 
shall be available for operating expenses of the Taxpayer 
Advocate Service.

                              ENFORCEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to 
determine and collect owed taxes, to provide legal and 
litigation support, to conduct criminal investigations, to 
enforce criminal statutes related to violations of internal 
revenue laws and other financial crimes, to purchase (for 
police-type use, not to exceed 850) and hire of passenger motor 
vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)), and to provide other services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined 
by the Commissioner, $4,780,000,000, of which not less than 
$57,252,000 shall be for the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program: Provided, That up to $10,000,000 may be 
transferred as necessary from this account to the Internal 
Revenue Service Operations Support appropriations solely for 
the purposes of the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 
program: Provided further, That this transfer authority shall 
be in addition to any other transfer authority provided in this 
Act.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

  For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to 
operate and support taxpayer services and enforcement programs, 
including rent payments; facilities services; printing; 
postage; physical security; headquarters and other IRS-wide 
administration activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and other 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may 
be determined by the Commissioner; $3,680,059,000, of which 
$75,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2009, 
for information technology support; of which not to exceed 
$1,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2010, for 
research; of which not less than $2,000,000 shall be for the 
Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board; and of which not to 
exceed $25,000 shall be for official reception and 
representation.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

  For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service's 
business systems modernization program, $267,090,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2010, for the capital asset 
acquisition of information technology systems, including 
management and related contractual costs of said acquisitions, 
including related Internal Revenue Service labor costs, and 
contractual costs associated with operations authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109: Provided, That, with the exception of labor costs, 
none of these funds may be obligated until the Internal Revenue 
Service submits to the Committees on Appropriations, and such 
Committees approve, a plan for expenditure that: (1) meets the 
capital planning and investment control review requirements 
established by the Office of Management and Budget, including 
Circular A-11; (2) complies with the Internal Revenue Service's 
enterprise architecture, including the modernization blueprint; 
(3) conforms with the Internal Revenue Service's enterprise 
life cycle methodology; (4) is approved by the Internal Revenue 
Service, the Department of the Treasury, and the Office of 
Management and Budget; (5) has been reviewed by the Government 
Accountability Office; and (6) complies with the acquisition 
rules, requirements, guidelines, and systems acquisition 
management practices of the Federal Government.

               HEALTH INSURANCE TAX CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

  For expenses necessary to implement the health insurance tax 
credit included in the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210), 
$15,235,000.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 101. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service or not to 
exceed 3 percent of appropriations under the heading 
``Enforcement'' may be transferred to any other Internal 
Revenue Service appropriation upon the advance approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
  Sec. 102. The Internal Revenue Service shall maintain a 
training program to ensure that Internal Revenue Service 
employees are trained in taxpayers' rights, in dealing 
courteously with taxpayers, and in cross-cultural relations.
  Sec. 103. The Internal Revenue Service shall institute and 
enforce policies and procedures that will safeguard the 
confidentiality of taxpayer information.
  Sec. 104. Funds made available by this or any other Act to 
the Internal Revenue Service shall be available for improved 
facilities and increased staffing to provide sufficient and 
effective 1-800 help line service for taxpayers. The 
Commissioner shall continue to make the improvement of the 
Internal Revenue Service 1-800 help line service a priority and 
allocate resources necessary to increase phone lines and staff 
to improve the Internal Revenue Service 1-800 help line 
service.
  Sec. 105. Section 9503(a) of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``for a period of 10 years after the date 
of enactment of this section'' and inserting ``before July 23, 
2013''.
  Sec. 106. Sections 9504(a) and (b), and 9505(a) of title 5, 
United States Code, are amended by striking ``For a period of 
10 years after the date of enactment of this section'' each 
place it occurs and inserting ``Before July 23, 2013''.
  Sec. 107. Section 9502(a) of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``Office of Management and Budget'' and 
inserting ``Office of Personnel Management''.
  Sec. 108. Of the funds made available by this Act for the 
Internal Revenue Service, not less than $7,350,000 shall be 
available for increasing above fiscal year 2007 levels the 
number of full-time equivalent positions and related support 
activities performing Automated Collection System functions.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 109. Appropriations to the Department of the Treasury in 
this Act shall be available for uniforms or allowances 
therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901), including 
maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of insurance for 
official motor vehicles operated in foreign countries; purchase 
of motor vehicles without regard to the general purchase price 
limitations for vehicles purchased and used overseas for the 
current fiscal year; entering into contracts with the 
Department of State for the furnishing of health and medical 
services to employees and their dependents serving in foreign 
countries; and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
  Sec. 110. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in 
this Act made available to the Departmental Offices--Salaries 
and Expenses, Office of Inspector General, Financial Management 
Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network, and Bureau of the Public Debt, may 
be transferred between such appropriations upon the advance 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That no 
transfer may increase or decrease any such appropriation by 
more than 2 percent.
  Sec. 111. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriation made 
available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service may be 
transferred to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration's appropriation upon the advance approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That no transfer may 
increase or decrease any such appropriation by more than 2 
percent.
  Sec. 112. Of the funds available for the purchase of law 
enforcement vehicles, no funds may be obligated until the 
Secretary of the Treasury certifies that the purchase by the 
respective Treasury bureau is consistent with departmental 
vehicle management principles: Provided, That the Secretary may 
delegate this authority to the Assistant Secretary for 
Management.
  Sec. 113. None of the funds appropriated in this Act or 
otherwise available to the Department of the Treasury or the 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing may be used to redesign the $1 
Federal Reserve note.
  Sec. 114. The Secretary of the Treasury may transfer funds 
from Financial Management Services, Salaries and Expenses to 
Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the costs of debt 
collection: Provided, That such amounts shall be reimbursed to 
such salaries and expenses account from debt collections 
received in the Debt Collection Fund.
  Sec. 115. Section 122(g)(1) of Public Law 105-119 (5 U.S.C. 
3104 note), is further amended by striking ``8 years'' and 
inserting ``10 years''.
  Sec. 116. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act may be used by the United 
States Mint to construct or operate any museum without the 
explicit approval of the House Committee on Financial Services 
and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs.
  Sec. 117. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this or any other Act or source to the Department 
of the Treasury, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the 
United States Mint, individually or collectively, may be used 
to consolidate any or all functions of the Bureau of Engraving 
and Printing and the United States Mint without the explicit 
approval of the House Committee on Financial Services; the 
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the 
House Committee on Appropriations; and the Senate Committee on 
Appropriations.
  Sec. 118. Funds appropriated by this Act, or made available 
by the transfer of funds in this Act, for the Department of the 
Treasury's intelligence or intelligence related activities are 
deemed to be specifically authorized by the Congress for 
purposes of section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947 
(50 U.S.C. 414) during fiscal year 2008 until the enactment of 
the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
  Sec. 119. Section 3333(a) of title 31, United States Code, is 
amended by deleting paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof 
the following:
  ``(3) The amount of the relief and the amount of any relief 
granted to an official or agent of the Department of the 
Treasury under 31 U.S.C. 3527, shall be charged to the Check 
Forgery Insurance Fund (31 U.S.C. 3343). A recovery or 
repayment of a loss for which replacement is made out of the 
fund shall be credited to the fund and is available for the 
purposes for which the fund was established.''.
  This title may be cited as the ``Department of the Treasury 
Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                                TITLE II


    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT


                     Compensation of the President

  For compensation of the President, including an expense 
allowance at the rate of $50,000 per annum as authorized by 3 
U.S.C. 102, $450,000: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available for official expenses shall be expended for any other 
purpose and any unused amount shall revert to the Treasury 
pursuant to section 1552 of title 31, United States Code.

                           White House Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses for the White House as authorized by 
law, including not to exceed $3,850,000 for services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 105; subsistence 
expenses as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 105, which shall be expended 
and accounted for as provided in that section; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles, newspapers, periodicals, teletype 
news service, and travel (not to exceed $100,000 to be expended 
and accounted for as provided by 3 U.S.C. 103); and not to 
exceed $19,000 for official entertainment expenses, to be 
available for allocation within the Executive Office of the 
President; $51,656,000.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

  For the care, maintenance, repair and alteration, 
refurnishing, improvement, heating, and lighting, including 
electric power and fixtures, of the Executive Residence at the 
White House and official entertainment expenses of the 
President, $12,814,000, to be expended and accounted for as 
provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112-114.

                         REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES

  For the reimbursable expenses of the Executive Residence at 
the White House, such sums as may be necessary: Provided, That 
all reimbursable operating expenses of the Executive Residence 
shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this 
paragraph: Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, such amount for reimbursable operating 
expenses shall be the exclusive authority of the Executive 
Residence to incur obligations and to receive offsetting 
collections, for such expenses: Provided further, That the 
Executive Residence shall require each person sponsoring a 
reimbursable political event to pay in advance an amount equal 
to the estimated cost of the event, and all such advance 
payments shall be credited to this account and remain available 
until expended: Provided further, That the Executive Residence 
shall require the national committee of the political party of 
the President to maintain on deposit $25,000, to be separately 
accounted for and available for expenses relating to 
reimbursable political events sponsored by such committee 
during such fiscal year: Provided further, That the Executive 
Residence shall ensure that a written notice of any amount owed 
for a reimbursable operating expense under this paragraph is 
submitted to the person owing such amount within 60 days after 
such expense is incurred, and that such amount is collected 
within 30 days after the submission of such notice: Provided 
further, That the Executive Residence shall charge interest and 
assess penalties and other charges on any such amount that is 
not reimbursed within such 30 days, in accordance with the 
interest and penalty provisions applicable to an outstanding 
debt on a United States Government claim under section 3717 of 
title 31, United States Code: Provided further, That each such 
amount that is reimbursed, and any accompanying interest and 
charges, shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous 
receipts: Provided further, That the Executive Residence shall 
prepare and submit to the Committees on Appropriations, by not 
later than 90 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by 
this Act, a report setting forth the reimbursable operating 
expenses of the Executive Residence during the preceding fiscal 
year, including the total amount of such expenses, the amount 
of such total that consists of reimbursable official and 
ceremonial events, the amount of such total that consists of 
reimbursable political events, and the portion of each such 
amount that has been reimbursed as of the date of the report: 
Provided further, That the Executive Residence shall maintain a 
system for the tracking of expenses related to reimbursable 
events within the Executive Residence that includes a standard 
for the classification of any such expense as political or 
nonpolitical: Provided further, That no provision of this 
paragraph may be construed to exempt the Executive Residence 
from any other applicable requirement of subchapter I or II of 
chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

  For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Executive 
Residence at the White House, $1,600,000, to remain available 
until expended, for required maintenance, safety and health 
issues, and continued preventative maintenance.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers in 
carrying out its functions under the Employment Act of 1946 (15 
U.S.C. 1021 et seq.), $4,118,000.

                      Office of Policy Development


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Policy Development, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 
107, $3,482,000.

                       National Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the National Security Council, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $8,640,000.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Privacy and Civil Liberties 
Oversight Board, as authorized by section 1061 of the 
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (5 
U.S.C. 601 note), $2,000,000.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Administration, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 
107, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, $91,745,000, of 
which $11,923,000 shall remain available until expended for 
continued modernization of the information technology 
infrastructure within the Executive Office of the President.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Management and 
Budget, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and services 
as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and to carry out the provisions 
of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, $78,000,000, of 
which not to exceed $3,000 shall be available for official 
representation expenses: Provided, That, as provided in 31 
U.S.C. 1301(a), appropriations shall be applied only to the 
objects for which appropriations were made and shall be 
allocated in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth 
in the explanatory statement described in section 4 (in the 
matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act) except as 
otherwise provided by law: Provided further, That none of the 
funds appropriated in this Act for the Office of Management and 
Budget may be used for the purpose of reviewing any 
agricultural marketing orders or any activities or regulations 
under the provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement 
Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 601 et seq.): Provided further, That none 
of the funds made available for the Office of Management and 
Budget by this Act may be expended for the altering of the 
transcript of actual testimony of witnesses, except for 
testimony of officials of the Office of Management and Budget, 
before the Committees on Appropriations or their subcommittees: 
Provided further, That the preceding shall not apply to printed 
hearings released by the Committees on Appropriations: Provided 
further, That none of the funds provided in this or prior Acts 
shall be used, directly or indirectly, by the Office of 
Management and Budget, for evaluating or determining if water 
resource project or study reports submitted by the Chief of 
Engineers acting through the Secretary of the Army are in 
compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and 
requirements relevant to the Civil Works water resource 
planning process: Provided further, That the Office of 
Management and Budget shall have not more than 60 days in which 
to perform budgetary policy reviews of water resource matters 
on which the Chief of Engineers has reported: Provided further, 
That the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
notify the appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees 
when the 60-day review is initiated: Provided further, That if 
water resource reports have not been transmitted to the 
appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees within 15 
days after the end of the Office of Management and Budget 
review period based on the notification from the Director, 
Congress shall assume Office of Management and Budget 
concurrence with the report and act accordingly.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy (ONDCP); for research activities pursuant to the Office 
of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-469); not to exceed $10,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses; and for participation in 
joint projects or in the provision of services on matters of 
mutual interest with nonprofit, research, or public 
organizations or agencies, with or without reimbursement, 
$26,402,000; of which $250,000 shall remain available until 
expended for policy research and evaluation: Provided, That of 
the funds provided under this heading, $1,250,000 shall be 
allocated for the National Academy of Public Administration to 
conduct an independent study and analysis of ONDCP's 
organization and management: Provided further, That within two 
months after the date of enactment of this Act, the ONDCP shall 
contract with the National Academy of Public Administration for 
purposes as described in the previous proviso: Provided 
further, That the Office is authorized to accept, hold, 
administer, and utilize gifts, both real and personal, public 
and private, without fiscal year limitation, for the purpose of 
aiding or facilitating the work of the Office.

                COUNTERDRUG TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT CENTER

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses for the Counterdrug Technology 
Assessment Center for research activities pursuant to the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
2006 (Public Law 109-469), $1,000,000, which shall remain 
available until expended for counternarcotics research and 
development projects: Provided, That such amount shall be 
available for transfer to other Federal departments or 
agencies: Provided further, That the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy shall submit for approval by the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
a spending plan for the use of these funds no later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, 
$230,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009, for 
drug control activities consistent with the approved strategy 
for each of the designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking 
Areas, of which no less than 51 percent shall be transferred to 
State and local entities for drug control activities, which 
shall be obligated within 120 days of the date of enactment of 
this Act: Provided, That up to 49 percent may be transferred to 
Federal agencies and departments at a rate to be determined by 
the Director, of which not less than $2,100,000 shall be used 
for auditing services and associated activities, and up to 
$400,000 which shall be for the final year of development and 
implementation of a data collection system to measure the 
performance of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
Program: Provided further, That High Intensity Drug Trafficking 
Areas Programs designated as of September 30, 2007, shall be 
funded at no less than the fiscal year 2007 initial allocation 
levels unless the Director submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
and the Committees approve, justification for changes in those 
levels based on clearly articulated priorities for the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Programs, as well as published 
Office of National Drug Control Policy performance measures of 
effectiveness: Provided further, That a request shall be 
submitted in compliance with the reprogramming guidelines to 
the Committees on Appropriations for approval prior to the 
obligation of funds of an amount in excess of the fiscal year 
2007 budget request: Provided further, That the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) shall submit 
recommendations for approval to the Committees on 
Appropriations for both the initial High-Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area (HIDTA) allocation funding within 90 days 
after the enactment of this Act and the discretionary HIDTA 
funding, according to the framework proposed jointly by the 
HIDTA Directors and ONDCP, within 120 days after the enactment 
of this Act: Provided further, That within the discretionary 
funding amount, plans for use of such funds shall be subject to 
committee approval: Provided further, That at least $2,000,000 
shall be available for new counties, not including previously 
funded counties, with priority given to meritorious applicants 
who have submitted previously and have not been funded.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For activities to support a national anti-drug campaign for 
youth, and for other purposes, authorized by the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-469), $164,300,000, to remain available until 
expended, of which the amounts are available as follows: 
$60,000,000 to support a national media campaign: Provided, 
That the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall maintain 
funding for non-advertising services for the media campaign at 
no less than the fiscal year 2003 ratio of service funding to 
total funds and shall continue the corporate outreach program 
as it operated prior to its cancellation; $90,000,000 to 
continue a program of matching grants to drug-free communities, 
of which $2,000,000 shall be made available as directed by 
section 4 of Public Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-
469 (21 U.S.C. 1521 note); $500,000 for demonstration programs 
as authorized by section 1119 of Public Law 109-469; $1,000,000 
for the National Drug Court Institute; $9,600,000 for the 
United States Anti-Doping Agency for anti-doping activities; 
$1,700,000 for the United States membership dues to the World 
Anti-Doping Agency; $1,250,000 for the National Alliance for 
Model State Drug Laws; and $250,000 for evaluations and 
research related to National Drug Control Program performance 
measures: Provided further, That such funds may be transferred 
to other Federal departments and agencies to carry out such 
activities: Provided further, That of the amounts appropriated 
for a national media campaign, not to exceed 10 percent shall 
be for administration, advertising production, research and 
testing, labor, and related costs of the national media 
campaign.

                          Unanticipated Needs

  For expenses necessary to enable the President to meet 
unanticipated needs, in furtherance of the national interest, 
security, or defense which may arise at home or abroad during 
the current fiscal year, as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 108, 
$1,000,000.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses to enable the Vice President to 
provide assistance to the President in connection with 
specially assigned functions; services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, including subsistence expenses as 
authorized by 3 U.S.C. 106, which shall be expended and 
accounted for as provided in that section; and hire of 
passenger motor vehicles, $4,432,000.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For the care, operation, refurnishing, improvement, and to 
the extent not otherwise provided for, heating and lighting, 
including electric power and fixtures, of the official 
residence of the Vice President; the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles; and not to exceed $90,000 for official entertainment 
expenses of the Vice President, to be accounted for solely on 
his certificate, $320,000: Provided, That advances or 
repayments or transfers from this appropriation may be made to 
any department or agency for expenses of carrying out such 
activities.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 201. From funds made available in this Act under the 
headings ``White House Office'', ``Executive Residence at the 
White House'', ``White House Repair and Restoration'', 
``Council of Economic Advisors'', ``National Security 
Council'', ``Office of Administration'', ``Office of Policy 
Development'', ``Special Assistance to the President'', and 
``Official Residence of the Vice President'', the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget (or such other officer as 
the President may designate in writing), may, 15 days after 
giving notice to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, transfer not to exceed 10 percent of any such 
appropriation to any other such appropriation, to be merged 
with and available for the same time and for the same purposes 
as the appropriation to which transferred: Provided, That the 
amount of an appropriation shall not be increased by more than 
50 percent by such transfers: Provided further, That no amount 
shall be transferred from ``Special Assistance to the 
President'' or ``Official Residence of the Vice President'' 
without the approval of the Vice President.
  Sec. 202. The President shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 30 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and prior to the initial obligation of 
funds appropriated under the heading ``Office of National Drug 
Control Policy'', a financial plan on the proposed uses of all 
funds under the heading by program, project, and activity, for 
which the obligation of funds is anticipated: Provided, That up 
to 20 percent of funds appropriated under this heading may be 
obligated before the submission of the report subject to prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, 
That the report shall be updated and submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations every six months and shall include 
information detailing how the estimates and assumptions 
contained in previous reports have changed: Provided further, 
That any new projects and changes in funding of ongoing 
projects shall be subject to the prior approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
  Sec. 203. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in 
this Act made available to the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy may be transferred between appropriated programs upon 
the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations: 
Provided, That no transfer may increase or decrease any such 
appropriation by more than 3 percent.
  Sec. 204. Not to exceed $1,000,000 of any appropriations in 
this Act made available to the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy may be reprogrammed within a program, project, or 
activity upon the advance approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
  This title may be cited as the ``Executive Office of the 
President Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                               TITLE III


                             THE JUDICIARY


                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For expenses necessary for the operation of the Supreme 
Court, as required by law, excluding care of the building and 
grounds, including purchase or hire, driving, maintenance, and 
operation of an automobile for the Chief Justice, not to exceed 
$10,000 for the purpose of transporting Associate Justices, and 
hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 
1343 and 1344; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; and for miscellaneous expenses, to be 
expended as the Chief Justice may approve, $66,526,000, of 
which $2,000,000 shall remain available until expended.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

  For such expenditures as may be necessary to enable the 
Architect of the Capitol to carry out the duties imposed upon 
the Architect by the Act approved May 7, 1934 (40 U.S.C. 13a-
13b), $12,201,000, which shall remain available until expended.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For salaries of the chief judge, judges, and other officers 
and employees, and for necessary expenses of the court, as 
authorized by law, $27,072,000.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For salaries of the chief judge and eight judges, salaries of 
the officers and employees of the court, services, and 
necessary expenses of the court, as authorized by law, 
$16,632,000.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For the salaries of circuit and district judges (including 
judges of the territorial courts of the United States), 
justices and judges retired from office or from regular active 
service, judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 
bankruptcy judges, magistrate judges, and all other officers 
and employees of the Federal Judiciary not otherwise 
specifically provided for, and necessary expenses of the 
courts, as authorized by law, $4,604,762,000 (including the 
purchase of firearms and ammunition); of which not to exceed 
$27,817,000 shall remain available until expended for space 
alteration projects and for furniture and furnishings related 
to new space alteration and construction projects.
  In addition, for expenses of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims associated with processing cases under the 
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-
660), not to exceed $4,099,000, to be appropriated from the 
Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
  In addition, $14,500,000 shall be available to address 
critically understaffed workload associated with increased 
immigration enforcement: Provided, That this amount is 
designated as described in section 5 (in the matter preceding 
division A of this consolidated Act).

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

  For the operation of Federal Defender organizations; the 
compensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys 
appointed to represent persons under the Criminal Justice Act 
of 1964 (18 U.S.C. 3006A); the compensation and reimbursement 
of expenses of persons furnishing investigative, expert, and 
other services under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 (18 
U.S.C. 3006A(e)); the compensation (in accordance with Criminal 
Justice Act maximums) and reimbursement of expenses of 
attorneys appointed to assist the court in criminal cases where 
the defendant has waived representation by counsel; the 
compensation and reimbursement of travel expenses of guardians 
ad litem acting on behalf of financially eligible minor or 
incompetent offenders in connection with transfers from the 
United States to foreign countries with which the United States 
has a treaty for the execution of penal sentences; the 
compensation of attorneys appointed to represent jurors in 
civil actions for the protection of their employment, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1875(d); and for necessary training and 
general administrative expenses, $835,601,000, to remain 
available until expended.
  In addition, $10,500,000 shall be available for the 
reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to represent 
persons under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 as a result of 
increased immigration enforcement: Provided, That this amount 
is designated as described in section 5 (in the matter 
preceding division A of this consolidated Act).

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

  For fees and expenses of jurors as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 
1871 and 1876; compensation of jury commissioners as authorized 
by 28 U.S.C. 1863; and compensation of commissioners appointed 
in condemnation cases pursuant to rule 71A(h) of the Federal 
Rules of Civil Procedure (28 U.S.C. Appendix Rule 71A(h)), 
$63,081,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
the compensation of land commissioners shall not exceed the 
daily equivalent of the highest rate payable under section 5332 
of title 5, United States Code.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, incident 
to the provision of protective guard services for United States 
courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court 
operations, and the procurement, installation, and maintenance 
of security systems and equipment for United States courthouses 
and other facilities housing Federal court operations, 
including building ingress-egress control, inspection of mail 
and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter security, 
basic security services provided by the Federal Protective 
Service, and other similar activities as authorized by section 
1010 of the Judicial Improvement and Access to Justice Act 
(Public Law 100-702), $410,000,000, of which not to exceed 
$15,000,000 shall remain available until expended, to be 
expended directly or transferred to the United States Marshals 
Service, which shall be responsible for administering the 
Judicial Facility Security Program consistent with standards or 
guidelines agreed to by the Director of the Administrative 
Office of the United States Courts and the Attorney General.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts as authorized by law, including travel as 
authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1345, hire of a passenger motor vehicle 
as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b), advertising and rent in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, $76,036,000, of which not 
to exceed $8,500 is authorized for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, as 
authorized by Public Law 90-219, $24,187,000; of which 
$1,800,000 shall remain available through September 30, 2009, 
to provide education and training to Federal court personnel; 
and of which not to exceed $1,500 is authorized for official 
reception and representation expenses.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    PAYMENT TO JUDICIARY TRUST FUNDS

  For payment to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, as 
authorized by 28 U.S.C. 377(o), $59,400,000; to the Judicial 
Survivors' Annuities Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 376(c), 
$2,300,000; and to the United States Court of Federal Claims 
Judges' Retirement Fund, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 178(l), 
$3,700,000.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For the salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the 
provisions of chapter 58 of title 28, United States Code, 
$15,477,000, of which not to exceed $1,000 is authorized for 
official reception and representation expenses.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 301. Appropriations and authorizations made in this 
title which are available for salaries and expenses shall be 
available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
  Sec. 302. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Judiciary in this 
Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such 
appropriation, except ``Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services, Defender Services'' and ``Courts of 
Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Fees of 
Jurors and Commissioners'', shall be increased by more than 10 
percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer 
pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of 
funds under sections 605 and 610 of this Act and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in that section.
  Sec. 303. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
salaries and expenses appropriation for ``Courts of Appeals, 
District Courts, and Other Judicial Services'' shall be 
available for official reception and representation expenses of 
the Judicial Conference of the United States: Provided, That 
such available funds shall not exceed $11,000 and shall be 
administered by the Director of the Administrative Office of 
the United States Courts in the capacity as Secretary of the 
Judicial Conference.
  Sec. 304. Within 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shall 
submit to the Committees on Appropriations a comprehensive 
financial plan for the Judiciary allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances, to include a separate and detailed plan for 
the Judiciary Information Technology fund.
  Sec. 305. Pursuant to section 140 of Public Law 97-92, and 
from funds appropriated in this Act, Justices and judges of the 
United States are authorized during fiscal year 2008, to 
receive a salary adjustment in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 461.
  Sec. 306. Section 3313(a) of title 40, United States Code, 
shall be applied by substituting ``executive'' for ``federal'' 
each place it appears.
  Sec. 307. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 561-569, and 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States 
Marshals Service shall provide, for such courthouses as its 
Director may designate in consultation with the Director of the 
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, for purposes 
of a pilot program, the security services that 40 U.S.C. 1315 
authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to provide, 
except for the services specified in 40 U.S.C. 1315(b)(2)(E). 
For building-specific security services at these courthouses, 
the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States 
Courts shall reimburse the United States Marshals Service 
rather than the Department of Homeland Security.
  Sec. 308. Section 128(b) of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``Bellingham, Seattle, and Tacoma'' and 
inserting ``Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver''.
  Sec. 309. Section 203(c) of the Judicial Improvements Act of 
1990 (Public Law 101-650; 28 U.S.C. 133 note), is amended--
          (1) in the third sentence (relating to the District 
        of Kansas), by striking ``16 years'' and inserting ``17 
        years'';
          (2) in the sixth sentence (relating to the Northern 
        District of Ohio), by striking ``15 years'' and 
        inserting ``17 years''.
  This title may be cited as the ``Judiciary Appropriations 
Act, 2008''.

                                TITLE IV


                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

  For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, to be 
deposited into a dedicated account, for a nationwide program to 
be administered by the Mayor, for District of Columbia resident 
tuition support, $33,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That such funds, including any interest 
accrued thereon, may be used on behalf of eligible District of 
Columbia residents to pay an amount based upon the difference 
between in-State and out-of-State tuition at public 
institutions of higher education, or to pay up to $2,500 each 
year at eligible private institutions of higher education: 
Provided further, That the awarding of such funds may be 
prioritized on the basis of a resident's academic merit, the 
income and need of eligible students and such other factors as 
may be authorized: Provided further, That the District of 
Columbia government shall maintain a dedicated account for the 
Resident Tuition Support Program that shall consist of the 
Federal funds appropriated to the Program in this Act and any 
subsequent appropriations, any unobligated balances from prior 
fiscal years, and any interest earned in this or any fiscal 
year: Provided further, That the account shall be under the 
control of the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer, 
who shall use those funds solely for the purposes of carrying 
out the Resident Tuition Support Program: Provided further, 
That the Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall provide a 
quarterly financial report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and Senate for these funds 
showing, by object class, the expenditures made and the purpose 
therefor.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  For necessary expenses, as determined by the Mayor of the 
District of Columbia in written consultation with the elected 
county or city officials of surrounding jurisdictions, 
$3,352,000, to remain available until expended; of which 
$3,000,000 is to reimburse the District of Columbia for the 
costs of providing public safety at events related to the 
presence of the national capital in the District of Columbia 
and for the costs of providing support to respond to immediate 
and specific terrorist threats or attacks in the District of 
Columbia or surrounding jurisdictions; and $352,000 is for the 
District of Columbia National Guard retention and college 
access program: Provided, That any amount provided under this 
heading shall be available only after such amount has been 
apportioned pursuant to chapter 15 of title 31, United States 
Code.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

  For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia 
Courts, $223,920,000 to be allocated as follows: for the 
District of Columbia Court of Appeals, $10,800,000, of which 
not to exceed $1,500 is for official reception and 
representation expenses; for the District of Columbia Superior 
Court, $98,359,000, of which not to exceed $1,500 is for 
official reception and representation expenses; for the 
District of Columbia Court System, $52,170,000, of which not to 
exceed $1,500 is for official reception and representation 
expenses; and $62,591,000, to remain available until September 
30, 2009, for capital improvements for District of Columbia 
courthouse facilities, including structural improvements to the 
District of Columbia cell block at the Moultrie Courthouse: 
Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
single contract or related contracts for development and 
construction of facilities may be employed which collectively 
include the full scope of the project: Provided further, That 
the solicitation and contract shall contain the clause 
``availability of Funds'' found at 48 CFR 52.232-18: Provided 
further, That funds made available for capital improvements 
shall be expended consistent with the General Services 
Administration (GSA) master plan study and building evaluation 
report: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, all amounts under this heading shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies, with payroll and financial services to be provided on 
a contractual basis with the GSA, and such services shall 
include the preparation of monthly financial reports, copies of 
which shall be submitted directly by GSA to the President and 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
Senate: Provided further, That 30 days after providing written 
notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, the District of Columbia Courts may 
reallocate not more than $1,000,000 of the funds provided under 
this heading among the items and entities funded under this 
heading for operations, and not more than 4 percent of the 
funds provided under this heading for facilities.

            DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

  For payments authorized under section 11-2604 and section 11-
2605, D.C. Official Code (relating to representation provided 
under the District of Columbia Criminal Justice Act), payments 
for counsel appointed in proceedings in the Family Court of the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia under chapter 23 of 
title 16, D.C. Official Code, or pursuant to contractual 
agreements to provide guardian ad litem representation, 
training, technical assistance, and such other services as are 
necessary to improve the quality of guardian ad litem 
representation, payments for counsel appointed in adoption 
proceedings under chapter 3 of title 16, D.C. Code, and 
payments for counsel authorized under section 21-2060, D.C. 
Official Code (relating to representation provided under the 
District of Columbia Guardianship, Protective Proceedings, and 
Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), $47,975,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the funds provided in 
this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts'' (other than the $62,591,000 provided under 
such heading for capital improvements for District of Columbia 
courthouse facilities) may also be used for payments under this 
heading: Provided further, That in addition to the funds 
provided under this heading, the Joint Committee on Judicial 
Administration in the District of Columbia may use funds 
provided in this Act under the heading ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'' (other than the $62,591,000 
provided under such heading for capital improvements for 
District of Columbia courthouse facilities), to make payments 
described under this heading for obligations incurred during 
any fiscal year: Provided further, That funds provided under 
this heading shall be administered by the Joint Committee on 
Judicial Administration in the District of Columbia: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, this 
appropriation shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for expenses of other Federal 
agencies, with payroll and financial services to be provided on 
a contractual basis with the General Services Administration 
(GSA), and such services shall include the preparation of 
monthly financial reports, copies of which shall be submitted 
directly by GSA to the President and to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY 
                      FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire of 
motor vehicles, of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency for the District of Columbia, as authorized by the 
National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement 
Act of 1997, $190,343,000, of which not to exceed $2,000 is for 
official receptions and representation expenses related to 
Community Supervision and Pretrial Services Agency programs; of 
which not to exceed $25,000 is for dues and assessments 
relating to the implementation of the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency Interstate Supervision Act of 2002; 
of which not to exceed $400,000 for the Community Supervision 
Program and $160,000 for the Pretrial Services Program, both to 
remain available until September 30, 2009, are for information 
technology infrastructure enhancement acquisitions; of which 
$140,499,000 shall be for necessary expenses of Community 
Supervision and Sex Offender Registration, to include expenses 
relating to the supervision of adults subject to protection 
orders or the provision of services for or related to such 
persons; of which $49,894,000 shall be available to the 
Pretrial Services Agency: Provided, That notwithstanding any 
other provision of law, all amounts under this heading shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies: Provided further, That not less than $1,000,000 shall 
be available for re-entrant housing in the District of 
Columbia: Provided further, That the Director is authorized to 
accept and use gifts in the form of in-kind contributions of 
space and hospitality to support offender and defendant 
programs, and equipment and vocational training services to 
educate and train offenders and defendants: Provided further, 
That the Director shall keep accurate and detailed records of 
the acceptance and use of any gift or donation under the 
previous proviso, and shall make such records available for 
audit and public inspection: Provided further, That the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency Director is authorized 
to accept and use reimbursement from the District of Columbia 
Government for space and services provided on a cost 
reimbursable basis.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

  For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire of 
motor vehicles, of the District of Columbia Public Defender 
Service, as authorized by the National Capital Revitalization 
and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, $32,710,000: 
Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, all 
amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by 
the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended 
in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries and 
expenses of Federal agencies.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

  For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority, $8,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer 
Overflow Long-Term Plan: Provided, That the District of 
Columbia Water and Sewer Authority provides a match of 
$6,000,000 and the District of Columbia provides a match of 
$2,000,000 in local funds for this payment.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

  For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
Council, $1,300,000, to remain available until expended, to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources in the District of Columbia.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  For a Federal payment to the Office of the Chief Financial 
Officer of the District of Columbia, $5,453,000: Provided, That 
each entity that receives funding under this heading shall 
submit to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the 
District of Columbia (CFO) a report on the activities to be 
carried out with such funds no later than March 15, 2008, and 
the CFO shall submit a comprehensive report to the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
Senate no later than June 1, 2008.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

  For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in the 
District of Columbia, $40,800,000, to be allocated as follows: 
for the District of Columbia Public Schools, $13,000,000 to 
improve public school education in the District of Columbia; 
for the State Education Office, $13,000,000 to expand quality 
public charter schools in the District of Columbia, to remain 
available until expended; for the Secretary of the Department 
of Education, $14,800,000 to provide opportunity scholarships 
for students in the District of Columbia in accordance with 
division C, title III of the District of Columbia 
Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-199; 118 Stat. 126), 
of which up to $1,800,000 may be used to administer and fund 
assessments.

          FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR CONSOLIDATED LABORATORY FACILITY

  For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$5,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009, for 
costs associated with the construction of a consolidated 
bioterrorism and forensics laboratory: Provided, That the 
District of Columbia provides a 100 percent match for this 
payment.

        FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR CENTRAL LIBRARY AND BRANCH LOCATIONS

  For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$9,000,000, to remain available until expended, for the Federal 
contribution for costs associated with the renovation and 
rehabilitation of District libraries.

    FEDERAL PAYMENT TO REIMBURSE THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

  For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, 
$4,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010, for 
reimbursement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 
additional laboratory services.

FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA

  For a Federal payment to the Executive Office of the Mayor of 
the District of Columbia, $5,000,000: Provided, That these 
funds shall be available to support the District's efforts to 
enhance the public education system, to improve environmental 
quality, to expand pediatric healthcare services and for 
historic preservation: Provided further, That no funds shall be 
expended until the Mayor of the District of Columbia submits a 
detailed expenditure plan, including performance measures, to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That the 
District submit a preliminary progress report on activities no 
later than June 1, 2008, and a final report including a 
detailed description of outcomes achieved no later than 
November 1, 2009.

                       District of Columbia Funds

  The following amounts are appropriated for the District of 
Columbia for the current fiscal year out of the general fund of 
the District of Columbia, except as otherwise specifically 
provided: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, except as provided in section 450A of the District of 
Columbia Home Rule Act, approved November 2, 2000 (114 Stat. 
2440; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a) and provisions of 
this Act: The total amount appropriated in this Act for 
operating expenses for the District of Columbia for fiscal year 
2008 under this heading shall not exceed the lesser of the sum 
of the total revenues of the District of Columbia for such 
fiscal year or $9,773,775,000 (of which $6,111,623,000 
(including $348,929,000 from dedicated taxes) shall be from 
local funds, $2,015,854,000 shall be from Federal grant funds, 
$1,637,736,000 shall be from other funds, and $8,562,000 shall 
be from private funds), in addition, $114,905,000 from funds 
previously appropriated in this Act as Federal payments: 
Provided further, That of the local funds, $339,989,000 shall 
be derived from the District's general fund balance: Provided 
further, That of these funds the District's intradistrict 
authority shall be $648,290,000: in addition for capital 
construction projects there is appropriated an increase of 
$1,607,703,000, of which $1,042,712,000 shall be from local 
funds, $38,523,000 from the District of Columbia Highway Trust 
Fund, $73,260,000 from the Local Street Maintenance fund, 
$75,000,000 from revenue bonds, $150,000,000 from financing for 
construction of a consolidated laboratory facility, $42,200,000 
for construction of a baseball stadium, $186,008,000 from 
Federal grant funds, and a rescission of $212,696,000 from 
local funds appropriated under this heading in prior fiscal 
years, for a net amount of $1,395,007,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided further, That the amounts provided 
under this heading are to be subject to the provisions of and 
allocated and expended as proposed under ``Title III--District 
of Columbia Funds Summary of Expenses'' of the Fiscal Year 2008 
Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to the Congress of 
the United States by the District of Columbia on June 7, 2007 
as amended on June 29, 2007 and such title is hereby 
incorporated by reference as though set forth fully herein: 
Provided further, That this amount may be increased by proceeds 
of one-time transactions, which are expended for emergency or 
unanticipated operating or capital needs: Provided further, 
That such increases shall be approved by enactment of local 
District law and shall comply with all reserve requirements 
contained in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act approved 
December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 777; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-
201.01 et seq.), as amended by this Act: Provided further, That 
the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia shall 
take such steps as are necessary to assure that the District of 
Columbia meets these requirements, including the apportioning 
by the Chief Financial Officer of the appropriations and funds 
made available to the District during fiscal year 2008, except 
that the Chief Financial Officer may not reprogram for 
operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or 
other obligations issued for capital projects.
  This title may be cited as the ``District of Columbia 
Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                                TITLE V


                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for 
individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the 
maximum rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5376, purchase of nominal 
awards to recognize non-Federal officials' contributions to 
Commission activities, and not to exceed $1,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, $80,000,000.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses to carry out the Help America Vote Act 
of 2002, $16,530,000, of which $3,250,000 shall be transferred 
to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 
election reform activities authorized under the Help America 
Vote Act of 2002: Provided, That $200,000 shall be for a 
competitive grant program to support community involvement in 
student and parent mock elections.

                        election reform programs

  For necessary expenses to carry out programs under the Help 
America Vote Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-252), $115,000,000 
which shall be available for requirements payments under part 1 
of subtitle D of title II of such Act.

                    ELECTION DATA COLLECTION GRANTS

  For necessary expenses to carry out an election data 
collection grants program under section 501 of this Act, 
$10,000,000, which shall remain available until expended.

        Administrative Provision--Election Assistance Commission

  Sec. 501. (a) Election Data Collection Grants.--Not later 
than March 30, 2008, the Election Assistance Commission (in 
this section referred to as the ``Commission'') shall establish 
an election data collection grant program (in this section 
referred to as the ``program'') to provide a grant of 
$2,000,000 to 5 eligible States to improve the collection of 
data relating to the regularly scheduled general election for 
Federal office held in November 2008. For purposes of this 
section, the term ``State'' has the meaning given such term in 
section 901 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 
15541).
  (b) Eligibility.--A State is eligible to receive a grant 
under the program if it submits to the Commission, at such time 
and in such form as the Commission may require, an application 
containing the following information and assurances:
          (1) A plan for the use of the funds provided by the 
        grant which will expand and improve the collection of 
        the election data described in subsection (a) at the 
        precinct level and will provide for the collection of 
        such data in a common electronic format (as determined 
        by the Commission).
          (2) An assurance that the State will comply with all 
        requests made by the Commission for the compilation and 
        submission of the data.
          (3) An assurance that the State will provide the 
        Commission with such information as the Commission may 
        require to prepare and submit the report described in 
        subsection (d).
          (4) Such other information and assurances as the 
        Commission may require.
  (c) Timing of Grants; Availability.--
          (1) Timing.--The Commission shall award grants under 
        the program to eligible States not later than 60 days 
        after the date on which the Commission establishes the 
        program.
          (2) Availability of funds.--Amounts provided by a 
        grant under the program shall remain available without 
        fiscal year limitation until expended.
  (d) Report to Congress.--
          (1) Report.--Not later than June 30, 2009, the 
        Commission, in consultation with the States receiving 
        grants under the program and the Election Assistance 
        Commission Board of Advisors, shall submit a report to 
        Congress on the impact of the program on the collection 
        of the election data described in subsection (a).
          (2) Recommendations.--The Commission shall include in 
        the report submitted under paragraph (1) such 
        recommendations as the Commission considers appropriate 
        to improve the collection of data relating to regularly 
        scheduled general elections for Federal office in all 
        States, including recommendations for changes in 
        Federal law or regulations and the Commission's 
        estimate of the amount of funding necessary to carry 
        out such changes.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications 
Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and 
allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; not 
to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation 
expenses; purchase and hire of motor vehicles; special counsel 
fees; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
$313,000,000: Provided, That $312,000,000 of offsetting 
collections shall be assessed and collected pursuant to section 
9 of title I of the Communications Act of 1934, shall be 
retained and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation, 
and shall remain available until expended: Provided further, 
That the sum herein appropriated shall be reduced as such 
offsetting collections are received during fiscal year 2008 so 
as to result in a final fiscal year 2008 appropriation 
estimated at $1,000,000: Provided further, That any offsetting 
collections received in excess of $312,000,000 in fiscal year 
2008 shall not be available for obligation: Provided further, 
That remaining offsetting collections from prior years 
collected in excess of the amount specified for collection in 
each such year and otherwise becoming available on October 1, 
2007, shall not be available for obligation: Provided further, 
That notwithstanding 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(B), proceeds from the 
use of a competitive bidding system that may be retained and 
made available for obligation shall not exceed $85,000,000 for 
fiscal year 2008: Provided further, That, in addition, not to 
exceed $21,480,000 may be transferred from the Universal 
Service Fund in fiscal year 2008 to remain available until 
expended, to monitor the Universal Service Fund program to 
prevent and remedy waste, fraud and abuse, and to conduct 
audits and investigations by the Office of Inspector General.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

  Sec. 510. Section 302 of the Universal Service Antideficiency 
Temporary Suspension Act is amended by striking ``December 31, 
2007'', each place it appears and inserting ``December 31, 
2008''.
  Sec. 511. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be 
used by the Federal Communications Commission to modify, amend, 
or change its rules or regulations for universal service 
support payments to implement the February 27, 2004 
recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal 
Service regarding single connection or primary line 
restrictions on universal service support payments.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, $26,848,000, to be derived from the Deposit Insurance 
Fund and the FSLIC Resolution Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, $59,224,000, of which no 
less than $8,100,000 shall be available for internal automated 
data processing systems, and of which not to exceed $5,000 
shall be available for reception and representation expenses.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Federal 
Labor Relations Authority, pursuant to Reorganization Plan 
Numbered 2 of 1978, and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and including 
hire of experts and consultants, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, and rental of conference rooms in the District of 
Columbia and elsewhere, $23,641,000: Provided, That public 
members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel may be paid 
travel expenses and per diem in lieu of subsistence as 
authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5703) for persons employed 
intermittently in the Government service, and compensation as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, funds received from fees 
charged to non-Federal participants at labor-management 
relations conferences shall be credited to and merged with this 
account, to be available without further appropriation for the 
costs of carrying out these conferences.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         salaries and expenses

  For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, 
including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $2,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses, $243,864,000, 
to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to 
exceed $300,000 shall be available for use to contract with a 
person or persons for collection services in accordance with 
the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, not to exceed 
$139,000,000 of offsetting collections derived from fees 
collected for premerger notification filings under the Hart-
Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 U.S.C. 
18a), regardless of the year of collection, shall be retained 
and used for necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided 
further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, not 
to exceed $23,000,000 in offsetting collections derived from 
fees sufficient to implement and enforce the Telemarketing 
Sales Rule, promulgated under the Telemarketing and Consumer 
Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act (15 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), shall 
be credited to this account, and be retained and used for 
necessary expenses in this appropriation: Provided further, 
That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall be 
reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
fiscal year 2008, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2008 
appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more than 
$81,864,000: Provided further, That none of the funds made 
available to the Federal Trade Commission may be used to 
implement subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831t).

                    General Services Administration


                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

  For an additional amount to be deposited in the Federal 
Buildings Fund, $83,964,000. To carry out the purposes of the 
Fund established pursuant to section 210(f) of the Federal 
Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended 
(40 U.S.C. 592), the revenues and collections deposited into 
the Fund shall be available for necessary expenses of real 
property management and related activities not otherwise 
provided for, including operation, maintenance, and protection 
of federally owned and leased buildings; rental of buildings in 
the District of Columbia; restoration of leased premises; 
moving governmental agencies (including space adjustments and 
telecommunications relocation expenses) in connection with the 
assignment, allocation, and transfer of space; contractual 
services incident to cleaning or servicing buildings, and 
moving; repair and alteration of federally owned buildings 
including grounds, approaches and appurtenances; care and 
safeguarding of sites; maintenance, preservation, demolition, 
and equipment; acquisition of buildings and sites by purchase, 
condemnation, or as otherwise authorized by law; acquisition of 
options to purchase buildings and sites; conversion and 
extension of federally owned buildings; preliminary planning 
and design of projects by contract or otherwise; construction 
of new buildings (including equipment for such buildings); and 
payment of principal, interest, and any other obligations for 
public buildings acquired by installment purchase and purchase 
contract; in the aggregate amount of $7,830,414,000, of which: 
(1)(A) $306,448,000 shall remain available until expended for 
construction (including funds for sites and expenses and 
associated design and construction services) of additional 
projects at the following locations:
          New Construction:
                  California:
                          San Ysidro, Land Port of Entry, 
                        $37,742,000.
                  Illinois:
                          Rockford, United States Courthouse, 
                        $58,792,000.
                  Maryland:
                          Montgomery County, Food and Drug 
                        Administration Consolidation, 
                        $57,749,000.
                  Minnesota:
                          Warroad, Land Port of Entry, 
                        $43,628,000.
                  Missouri:
                          Jefferson City, United States 
                        Courthouse, $66,000,000.
                  Vermont:
                          Derby Line, Land Port of Entry, 
                        $33,139,000.
                  Nonprospectus Construction, $9,398,000; and
(B) $225,000,000 is designated as described in section 5 (in 
the matter preceding division A of this consolidated Act) and 
shall remain available until expended for construction 
(including funds for sites and expenses and associated design 
and construction services) of additional projects at the 
following locations:
          Arizona:
                  San Luis, Land Port of Entry I, $7,053,000.
          California:
                  San Ysidro, Land Port of Entry, $161,437,000.
          Maine:
                  Madawaska, Land Port of Entry, $17,160,000.
          New York:
                  Alexandria Bay, Land Port of Entry, 
                $11,676,000.
          Texas:
                  El Paso, Tornillo-Guadalupe, Land Port of 
                Entry, $4,290,000.
                  Donna/Rio Bravo International Bridge, Land 
                Port of Entry, $23,384,000:
Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Administrator of General Services is authorized to proceed with 
necessary site acquisition, design, and construction for the 
new courthouse project in Rockford, Illinois, listed in Public 
Law 109-115 and for which funds have been appropriated under 
this or any other Acts, with the understanding that the total 
estimated cost of the project, exclusive of any permitted 
escalations, shall be $100,225,000: Provided further, That each 
of the foregoing limits of costs on new construction projects 
may be exceeded to the extent that savings are affected in 
other such projects, but not to exceed 10 percent of the 
amounts included in an approved prospectus, if required, unless 
advance approval is obtained from the Committees on 
Appropriations of a greater amount: Provided further, That all 
funds for direct construction projects shall expire on 
September 30, 2009 and remain in the Federal Buildings Fund 
except for funds for projects as to which funds for design or 
other funds have been obligated in whole or in part prior to 
such date; (2) $722,161,000 shall remain available until 
expended for repairs and alterations, which includes associated 
design and construction services:
          Repairs and Alterations:
                  District of Columbia:
                          Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 
                        Phase III, $121,204,000.
                          Joint Operations Center, $12,800,000.
                          Nebraska Avenue Complex, $27,673,000.
                  Nevada:
                          Reno, C. Clifton Young Federal 
                        Building and Courthouse, $12,793,000.
                  New York:
                          New York, Thurgood Marshall United 
                        States Courthouse, $170,544,000.
                  West Virginia:
                          Martinsburg Internal Revenue Service 
                        Enterprise Computing Center, 
                        $35,822,000.
                  Special Emphasis Programs:
                          Energy Program, $15,000,000.
                  Design Program, $7,372,000.
                  Basic Repairs and Alterations, $318,953,000:
Provided further, That funds made available in this or any 
previous Act in the Federal Buildings Fund for Repairs and 
Alterations shall, for prospectus projects, be limited to the 
amount identified for each project, except each project in this 
or any previous Act may be increased by an amount not to exceed 
10 percent unless advance approval is obtained from the 
Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount: Provided 
further, That additional projects for which prospectuses have 
been fully approved may be funded under this category only if 
advance approval is obtained from the Committees on 
Appropriations: Provided further, That the amounts provided in 
this or any prior Act for ``Repairs and Alterations'' may be 
used to fund costs associated with implementing security 
improvements to buildings necessary to meet the minimum 
standards for security in accordance with current law and in 
compliance with the reprogramming guidelines of the appropriate 
Committees of the House and Senate: Provided further, That the 
difference between the funds appropriated and expended on any 
projects in this or any prior Act, under the heading ``Repairs 
and Alterations'', may be transferred to Basic Repairs and 
Alterations or used to fund authorized increases in prospectus 
projects: Provided further, That all funds for repairs and 
alterations prospectus projects shall expire on September 30, 
2009 and remain in the Federal Buildings Fund except funds for 
projects as to which funds for design or other funds have been 
obligated in whole or in part prior to such date: Provided 
further, That the amount provided in this or any prior Act for 
Basic Repairs and Alterations may be used to pay claims against 
the Government arising from any projects under the heading 
``Repairs and Alterations'' or used to fund authorized 
increases in prospectus projects; (3) $155,781,000 for 
installment acquisition payments, including payments on 
purchase contracts which shall remain available until expended; 
(4) $4,315,534,000 for rental of space which shall remain 
available until expended; and (5) $2,105,490,000 for building 
operations which shall remain available until expended, of 
which up to $500,000 may be used as Federal competitive 
contributions to entities which coordinate long-term siting of 
Federal building and employment in the National Capital Region 
with State and local governments, the commercial sector and 
other major stakeholders in the region: Provided further, That 
funds available to the General Services Administration shall 
not be available for expenses of any construction, repair, 
alteration and acquisition project for which a prospectus, if 
required by the Public Buildings Act of 1959, has not been 
approved, except that necessary funds may be expended for each 
project for required expenses for the development of a proposed 
prospectus: Provided further, That funds available in the 
Federal Buildings Fund may be expended for emergency repairs 
when advance approval is obtained from the Committees on 
Appropriations: Provided further, That amounts necessary to 
provide reimbursable special services to other agencies under 
section 210(f)(6) of the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2)) and amounts to 
provide such reimbursable fencing, lighting, guard booths, and 
other facilities on private or other property not in Government 
ownership or control as may be appropriate to enable the United 
States Secret Service to perform its protective functions 
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 3056, shall be available from such 
revenues and collections: Provided further, That revenues and 
collections and any other sums accruing to this Fund during 
fiscal year 2008, excluding reimbursements under section 
210(f)(6) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services 
Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2)) in excess of the aggregate 
new obligational authority authorized for Real Property 
Activities of the Federal Buildings Fund in this Act shall 
remain in the Fund and shall not be available for expenditure 
except as authorized in appropriations Acts.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY

  For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
for Government-wide policy and evaluation activities associated 
with the management of real and personal property assets and 
certain administrative services; Government-wide policy support 
responsibilities relating to acquisition, telecommunications, 
information technology management, and related technology 
activities; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
$52,891,000.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

  For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
for Government-wide activities associated with utilization and 
donation of surplus personal property; disposal of real 
property; providing Internet access to Federal information and 
services; agency-wide policy direction and management, and 
Board of Contract Appeals; accounting, records management, and 
other support services incident to adjudication of Indian 
Tribal Claims by the United States Court of Federal Claims; 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and not to exceed 
$7,500 for official reception and representation expenses, 
$85,870,000.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General and 
service authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $48,382,000: Provided, 
That not to exceed $15,000 shall be available for payment for 
information and detection of fraud against the Government, 
including payment for recovery of stolen Government property: 
Provided further, That not to exceed $2,500 shall be available 
for awards to employees of other Federal agencies and private 
citizens in recognition of efforts and initiatives resulting in 
enhanced Office of Inspector General effectiveness.

                       ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses in support of interagency projects 
that enable the Federal Government to expand its ability to 
conduct activities electronically, through the development and 
implementation of innovative uses of the Internet and other 
electronic methods, $3,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That these funds may be transferred to 
Federal agencies to carry out the purposes of the Fund: 
Provided further, That this transfer authority shall be in 
addition to any other transfer authority provided in this Act: 
Provided further, That such transfers may not be made until 10 
days after a proposed spending plan and explanation for each 
project to be undertaken has been submitted to the Committees 
on Appropriations.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For carrying out the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1958 
(3 U.S.C. 102 note), and Public Law 95-138, $2,478,000: 
Provided, That the Administrator of General Services shall 
transfer to the Secretary of the Treasury such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out the provisions of such Acts.

                FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER FUND

  For necessary expenses of the Federal Citizen Information 
Center, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
$17,328,000, to be deposited into the Federal Citizen 
Information Center Fund: Provided, That the appropriations, 
revenues, and collections deposited into the Fund shall be 
available for necessary expenses of Federal Citizen Information 
Center activities in the aggregate amount not to exceed 
$42,000,000. Appropriations, revenues, and collections accruing 
to this Fund during fiscal year 2008 in excess of such amount 
shall remain in the Fund and shall not be available for 
expenditure except as authorized in appropriations Acts.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 520. The appropriate appropriation or fund available to 
the General Services Administration shall be credited with the 
cost of operation, protection, maintenance, upkeep, repair, and 
improvement, included as part of rentals received from 
Government corporations pursuant to law (40 U.S.C. 129).
  Sec. 521. Funds available to the General Services 
Administration shall be available for the hire of passenger 
motor vehicles.
  Sec. 522. Funds in the Federal Buildings Fund made available 
for fiscal year 2008 for Federal Buildings Fund activities may 
be transferred between such activities only to the extent 
necessary to meet program requirements: Provided, That any 
proposed transfers shall be approved in advance by the 
Committees on Appropriations.
  Sec. 523. Except as otherwise provided in this title, no 
funds made available by this Act shall be used to transmit a 
fiscal year 2009 request for United States Courthouse 
construction that: (1) does not meet the design guide standards 
for construction as established and approved by the General 
Services Administration, the Judicial Conference of the United 
States, and the Office of Management and Budget; and (2) does 
not reflect the priorities of the Judicial Conference of the 
United States as set out in its approved 5-year construction 
plan: Provided, That the fiscal year 2009 request must be 
accompanied by a standardized courtroom utilization study of 
each facility to be constructed, replaced, or expanded.
  Sec. 524. None of the funds provided in this Act may be used 
to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, provide 
cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other service 
usually provided through the Federal Buildings Fund, to any 
agency that does not pay the rate per square foot assessment 
for space and services as determined by the General Services 
Administration in compliance with the Public Buildings 
Amendments Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-313).
  Sec. 525. From funds made available under the heading 
``Federal Buildings Fund, Limitations on Availability of 
Revenue'', claims against the Government of less than $250,000 
arising from direct construction projects and acquisition of 
buildings may be liquidated from savings effected in other 
construction projects with prior notification to the Committees 
on Appropriations.
  Sec. 526. No funds shall be used by the General Services 
Administration to reorganize its organizational structure 
without approval by the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations through an operating plan change.
  Sec. 527. In any case in which the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
Works of the Senate adopt a resolution granting lease authority 
pursuant to a prospectus transmitted to Congress by the 
Administrator of General Services under section 3307 of title 
40, United States Code, the Administrator shall ensure that the 
delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated 
area included in the prospectus for all lease agreements, 
except that, if the Administrator determines that the 
delineated area of the procurement should not be identical to 
the delineated area included in the prospectus, the 
Administrator shall provide an explanatory statement to each of 
such committees and the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations prior to exercising any lease authority provided 
in the resolution.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Merit 
Systems Protection Board pursuant to Reorganization Plan 
Numbered 2 of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, and 
the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (5 U.S.C. 5509 note), 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of 
conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, 
hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of survey 
printing, and not to exceed $2,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses, $37,507,000 together with not to 
exceed $2,579,000 for administrative expenses to adjudicate 
retirement appeals to be transferred from the Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund in amounts determined by the 
Merit Systems Protection Board.

 Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental 
                           Policy Foundation


 MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
                           POLICY TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For payment to the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence 
in National Environmental Policy Trust Fund, pursuant to the 
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992 (20 
U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), $3,750,000, to remain available until 
expended, of which up to $50,000 shall be used to conduct 
financial audits pursuant to the Accountability of Tax Dollars 
Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-289) notwithstanding sections 8 and 
9 of Public Law 102-259: Provided, That up to 60 percent of 
such funds may be transferred by the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
Foundation for the necessary expenses of the Native Nations 
Institute.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

  For payment to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund to 
carry out activities authorized in the Environmental Policy and 
Conflict Resolution Act of 1998, $2,000,000, to remain 
available until expended.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses in connection with the administration 
of the National Archives and Records Administration (including 
the Information Security Oversight Office) and archived Federal 
records and related activities, as provided by law, and for 
expenses necessary for the review and declassification of 
documents and the activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board, and for the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, and for uniforms or allowances therefor, as 
authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901 et seq.), including 
maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, $315,000,000.

                      ELECTRONIC RECORDS ARCHIVES

  For necessary expenses in connection with the development of 
the electronic records archives, to include all direct project 
costs associated with research, analysis, design, development, 
and program management, $58,028,000 of which $38,315,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2009: Provided, That none 
of the multi-year funds may be obligated until the National 
Archives and Records Administration submits to the Committees 
on Appropriations, and such Committees approve, a plan for 
expenditure that: (1) meets the capital planning and investment 
control review requirements established by the Office of 
Management and Budget, including Circular A-11; (2) complies 
with the National Archives and Records Administration's 
enterprise architecture; (3) conforms with the National 
Archives and Records Administration's enterprise life cycle 
methodology; (4) is approved by the National Archives and 
Records Administration and the Office of Management and Budget; 
(5) has been reviewed by the Government Accountability Office; 
and (6) complies with the acquisition rules, requirements, 
guidelines, and systems acquisition management practices of the 
Federal Government.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

  For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives 
facilities, and to provide adequate storage for holdings, 
$28,605,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That 
the Archivist is authorized to construct an addition to the 
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on land, 
adjacent to the existing Library and Museum property, to be 
acquired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the 
University of Massachusetts or some other governmental 
authority thereof; and of the funds provided, $8,000,000 shall 
be used for acquiring the land for the Kennedy Library 
Addition, the first phase of construction, related services for 
building the addition to the Library, and other necessary 
expenses, including renovating the Library as needed in 
constructing the addition; $750,000 to complete design work on 
the renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential 
Library and Museum; $7,432,000 to construct an addition to the 
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum; and $3,760,000 
is for the repair and restoration of the plaza that surrounds 
the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum that 
is under the joint control and custody of the University of 
Texas: Provided further, That such funds shall remain available 
until expended for this purpose and may be transferred directly 
to the University and used, together with University funds, for 
the repair and restoration of the plaza: Provided further, That 
such funds shall be spent in accordance with the construction 
plan submitted to the Committees on Appropriations on March 14, 
2005: Provided further, That the Archivist shall be prohibited 
from entering into any agreement with the University or any 
other party that requires additional funding commitments on 
behalf of the Federal Government for this project.

        NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

                             GRANTS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses for allocations and grants for 
historical publications and records as authorized by 44 U.S.C. 
2504, $9,500,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That of the funds provided in this paragraph, $2,000,000 shall 
be transferred to the operating expenses account of the 
National Archives and Records Administration for operating 
expenses of the National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission.

 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

  The National Archives and Records Administration shall 
include in its fiscal year 2009 budget justifications a 
comprehensive capital needs assessment for funding provided 
under the ``Repairs and Restoration'' appropriations account: 
Provided, That funds proposed under the ``Repairs and 
Restoration'' appropriations account for fiscal year 2009 shall 
be allocated to projects on a priority basis established under 
a comprehensive capital needs assessment.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

  During fiscal year 2008, gross obligations of the Central 
Liquidity Facility for the principal amount of new direct loans 
to member credit unions, as authorized by 12 U.S.C. 1795 et 
seq., shall not exceed $1,500,000,000: Provided, That 
administrative expenses of the Central Liquidity Facility in 
fiscal year 2008 shall not exceed $329,000.

               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

  For the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund program as 
authorized by 42 U.S.C. 9812, 9822 and 9910, $975,000 shall be 
available until September 30, 2009 for technical assistance to 
low-income designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
of Government Ethics pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act 
of 1978, and the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, including services 
as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms in 
the District of Columbia and elsewhere, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, and not to exceed $1,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses, $11,750,000.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
of Personnel Management pursuant to Reorganization Plan 
Numbered 2 of 1978 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; medical 
examinations performed for veterans by private physicians on a 
fee basis; rental of conference rooms in the District of 
Columbia and elsewhere; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not 
to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses; advances for reimbursements to applicable funds of 
the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation for expenses incurred under Executive Order No. 
10422 of January 9, 1953, as amended; and payment of per diem 
and/or subsistence allowances to employees where Voting Rights 
Act activities require an employee to remain overnight at his 
or her post of duty, $101,765,000, of which $5,991,000 shall 
remain available until expended for the Enterprise Human 
Resources Integration project; $1,351,000 shall remain 
available until expended for the Human Resources Line of 
Business project; $340,000 shall remain available until 
expended for the E-Payroll project; and $170,000 shall remain 
available until expended for the E-Training program; and in 
addition $123,901,000 for administrative expenses, to be 
transferred from the appropriate trust funds of the Office of 
Personnel Management without regard to other statutes, 
including direct procurement of printed materials, for the 
retirement and insurance programs, of which $26,965,000 shall 
remain available until expended for the cost of automating the 
retirement recordkeeping systems: Provided, That the provisions 
of this appropriation shall not affect the authority to use 
applicable trust funds as provided by sections 8348(a)(1)(B), 
and 9004(f)(2)(A) of title 5, United States Code: Provided 
further, That no part of this appropriation shall be available 
for salaries and expenses of the Legal Examining Unit of the 
Office of Personnel Management established pursuant to 
Executive Order No. 9358 of July 1, 1943, or any successor unit 
of like purpose: Provided further, That the President's 
Commission on White House Fellows, established by Executive 
Order No. 11183 of October 3, 1964, may, during fiscal year 
2008, accept donations of money, property, and personal 
services: Provided further, That such donations, including 
those from prior years, may be used for the development of 
publicity materials to provide information about the White 
House Fellows, except that no such donations shall be accepted 
for travel or reimbursement of travel expenses, or for the 
salaries of employees of such Commission.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, $1,519,000, and in addition, not 
to exceed $17,081,000 for administrative expenses to audit, 
investigate, and provide other oversight of the Office of 
Personnel Management's retirement and insurance programs, to be 
transferred from the appropriate trust funds of the Office of 
Personnel Management, as determined by the Inspector General: 
Provided, That the Inspector General is authorized to rent 
conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS

  For payment of Government contributions with respect to 
retired employees, as authorized by chapter 89 of title 5, 
United States Code, and the Retired Federal Employees Health 
Benefits Act (74 Stat. 849), such sums as may be necessary.

       GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE

  For payment of Government contributions with respect to 
employees retiring after December 31, 1989, as required by 
chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, such sums as may be 
necessary.

        PAYMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

  For financing the unfunded liability of new and increased 
annuity benefits becoming effective on or after October 20, 
1969, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8348, and annuities under 
special Acts to be credited to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, such sums as may be necessary: Provided, That 
annuities authorized by the Act of May 29, 1944, and the Act of 
August 19, 1950 (33 U.S.C. 771-775), may hereafter be paid out 
of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
of Special Counsel pursuant to Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 
of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-
454), the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-
12), Public Law 107-304, and the Uniformed Services Employment 
and Reemployment Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-353), including 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and 
expenses for witnesses, rental of conference rooms in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, and hire of passenger motor 
vehicles; $17,468,000.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         salaries and expenses

  For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) in the 
District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed $3,500 
for official reception and representation expenses, 
$906,000,000, to remain available until expended; of which not 
to exceed $20,000 may be used toward funding a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions; and of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be 
available for expenses for consultations and meetings hosted by 
the Commission with foreign governmental and other regulatory 
officials, members of their delegations, appropriate 
representatives and staff to exchange views concerning 
developments relating to securities matters, development and 
implementation of cooperation agreements concerning securities 
matters and provision of technical assistance for the 
development of foreign securities markets, such expenses to 
include necessary logistic and administrative expenses and the 
expenses of Commission staff and foreign invitees in attendance 
at such consultations and meetings including: (1) such 
incidental expenses as meals taken in the course of such 
attendance; (2) any travel and transportation to or from such 
meetings; and (3) any other related lodging or subsistence: 
Provided, That fees and charges authorized by sections 6(b) of 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77f(b)), and 
13(e), 14(g) and 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 
U.S.C. 78m(e), 78n(g), and 78ee), shall be credited to this 
account as offsetting collections: Provided further, That not 
to exceed $842,738,000 of such offsetting collections shall be 
available until expended for necessary expenses of this 
account: Provided further, That $63,262,000 shall be derived 
from prior year unobligated balances from funds previously 
appropriated to the Securities and Exchange Commission: 
Provided further, That the total amount appropriated under this 
heading from the general fund for fiscal year 2008 shall be 
reduced as such offsetting fees are received so as to result in 
a final total fiscal year 2008 appropriation from the general 
fund estimated at not more than $0.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses of the Selective Service System, 
including expenses of attendance at meetings and of training 
for uniformed personnel assigned to the Selective Service 
System, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4101-4118 for civilian 
employees; purchase of uniforms, or allowances therefor, as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; hire of passenger motor 
vehicles; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and not to 
exceed $750 for official reception and representation expenses; 
$22,000,000: Provided, That during the current fiscal year, the 
President may exempt this appropriation from the provisions of 
31 U.S.C. 1341, whenever the President deems such action to be 
necessary in the interest of national defense: Provided 
further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may be 
expended for or in connection with the induction of any person 
into the Armed Forces of the United States.

                     Small Business Administration


                         salaries and expenses

  For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the 
Small Business Administration as authorized by Public Law 108-
447, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized 
by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344, and not to exceed $3,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses, $344,123,000: 
Provided, That the Administrator is authorized to charge fees 
to cover the cost of publications developed by the Small 
Business Administration, and certain loan program activities, 
including fees authorized by section 5(b) of the Small Business 
Act: Provided further, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, 
revenues received from all such activities shall be credited to 
this account, to remain available until expended, for carrying 
out these purposes without further appropriations: Provided 
further, That $97,120,000 shall be available to fund grants for 
performance in fiscal year 2008 or fiscal year 2009 as 
authorized.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

  For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, $15,000,000.

                 SURETY BOND GUARANTEES REVOLVING FUND

  For additional capital for the Surety Bond Guarantees 
Revolving Fund, authorized by the Small Business Investment Act 
of 1958, $3,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

  For the cost of direct loans, $2,000,000, to remain available 
until expended: Provided, That such costs, including the cost 
of modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That 
subject to section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
during fiscal year 2008 commitments to guarantee loans under 
section 503 of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 shall 
not exceed $7,500,000,000: Provided further, That during fiscal 
year 2008 commitments for general business loans authorized 
under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, shall not exceed 
$17,500,000,000: Provided further, That during fiscal year 2008 
commitments to guarantee loans for debentures under section 
303(b) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, shall not 
exceed $3,000,000,000: Provided further, That during fiscal 
year 2008, guarantees of trust certificates authorized by 
section 5(g) of the Small Business Act shall not exceed a 
principal amount of $12,000,000,000. In addition, for 
administrative expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed 
loan programs, $135,414,000, which may be transferred to and 
merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses.

        administrative provisions--small business administration


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  Sec. 530. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available for the current fiscal year for the Small Business 
Administration in this Act may be transferred between such 
appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by 
more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any 
transfer pursuant to this paragraph shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 610 of this Act and shall 
not be available for obligation or expenditure except in 
compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.
  Sec. 531. All disaster loans issued in Alaska or North Dakota 
shall be administered by the Small Business Administration and 
shall not be sold during fiscal year 2008.
  Sec. 532. (a) Funds made available under section 613 of 
Public Law 109-108 (119 Stat. 2338) for Nevada's Commission on 
Economic Development shall be made available to the Nevada 
Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET).
  (b) Funds made available under section 613 of Public Law 109-
108 for the Chattanooga Enterprise Center shall be made 
available to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  Sec. 533. Public Law 110-28 (121 Stat. 155) is amended in the 
second paragraph of chapter 4 of title IV by inserting before 
``$25,000,000'' the phrase ``up to''.
  Sec. 534. For an additional amount under the heading ``Small 
Business Administration, Salaries and Expenses'', $69,451,000, 
to remain available until September 30, 2009, shall be for 
initiatives related to small business development and 
entrepreneurship, including programmatic and construction 
activities: Provided, That amounts made available under this 
section shall be provided in accordance with the terms and 
conditions as specified in the explanatory statement described 
in section 4 (in the matter preceding division A of this 
consolidated Act).

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

  For payment to the Postal Service Fund for revenue forgone on 
free and reduced rate mail, pursuant to subsections (c) and (d) 
of section 2401 of title 39, United States Code, $117,864,000, 
of which $88,864,000 shall not be available for obligation 
until October 1, 2008: Provided, That mail for overseas voting 
and mail for the blind shall continue to be free: Provided 
further, That 6-day delivery and rural delivery of mail shall 
continue at not less than the 1983 level: Provided further, 
That none of the funds made available to the Postal Service by 
this Act shall be used to implement any rule, regulation, or 
policy of charging any officer or employee of any State or 
local child support enforcement agency, or any individual 
participating in a State or local program of child support 
enforcement, a fee for information requested or provided 
concerning an address of a postal customer: Provided further, 
That none of the funds provided in this Act shall be used to 
consolidate or close small rural and other small post offices 
in fiscal year 2008.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

  For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and 
other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $45,326,000: 
Provided, That travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon 
the written certificate of the judge.

                                TITLE VI


                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

  Sec. 601. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2008 
pay raises for programs funded in this Act shall be absorbed 
within the levels appropriated in this Act or previous 
appropriations Acts.
  Sec. 602. None of the funds in this Act shall be used for the 
planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses of, or 
otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
  Sec. 603. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall 
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, 
nor may any be transferred to other appropriations, unless 
expressly so provided herein.
  Sec. 604. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act 
for any consulting service through procurement contract 
pursuant to section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall 
be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a 
matter of public record and available for public inspection, 
except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under 
existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
  Sec. 605. None of the funds made available in this Act may be 
transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer 
made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any 
other appropriations Act.
  Sec. 606. None of the funds made available by this Act shall 
be available for any activity or for paying the salary of any 
Government employee where funding an activity or paying a 
salary to a Government employee would result in a decision, 
determination, rule, regulation, or policy that would prohibit 
the enforcement of section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1307).
  Sec. 607. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act 
shall be available to pay the salary for any person filling a 
position, other than a temporary position, formerly held by an 
employee who has left to enter the Armed Forces of the United 
States and has satisfactorily completed his period of active 
military or naval service, and has within 90 days after his 
release from such service or from hospitalization continuing 
after discharge for a period of not more than 1 year, made 
application for restoration to his former position and has been 
certified by the Office of Personnel Management as still 
qualified to perform the duties of his former position and has 
not been restored thereto.
  Sec. 608. No funds appropriated pursuant to this Act may be 
expended by an entity unless the entity agrees that in 
expending the assistance the entity will comply with sections 2 
through 4 of the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c, 
popularly known as the ``Buy American Act'').
  Sec. 609. No funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
under this Act shall be made available to any person or entity 
that has been convicted of violating the Buy American Act (41 
U.S.C. 10a-10c).
  Sec. 610. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, none of 
the funds provided in this Act, provided by previous 
appropriations Acts to the agencies or entities funded in this 
Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in 
fiscal year 2008, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury 
derived by the collection of fees and available to the agencies 
funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or 
expenditure through a reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates 
a new program; (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity; 
(3) increases funds or personnel for any program, project, or 
activity for which funds have been denied or restricted by the 
Congress; (4) proposes to use funds directed for a specific 
activity by either the House or Senate Committees on 
Appropriations for a different purpose; (5) augments existing 
programs, projects, or activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces existing programs, 
projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever 
is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes offices, programs, or 
activities unless prior approval is received from the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations: Provided, That prior to 
any significant reorganization or restructuring of offices, 
programs, or activities, each agency or entity funded in this 
Act shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate: Provided further, That 
not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
each agency funded by this Act shall submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and of the House of 
Representatives to establish the baseline for application of 
reprogramming and transfer authorities for the current fiscal 
year: Provided further, That the report shall include: (1) a 
table for each appropriation with a separate column to display 
the President's budget request, adjustments made by Congress, 
adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and the 
fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for 
each appropriation both by object class and program, project, 
and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the 
respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of items of 
special congressional interest: Provided further, That the 
amount appropriated or limited for salaries and expenses for an 
agency shall be reduced by $100,000 per day for each day after 
the required date that the report has not been submitted to the 
Congress.
  Sec. 611. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, 
not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining 
available at the end of fiscal year 2008 from appropriations 
made available for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2008 
in this Act, shall remain available through September 30, 2009, 
for each such account for the purposes authorized: Provided, 
That a request shall be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations for approval prior to the expenditure of such 
funds: Provided further, That these requests shall be made in 
compliance with reprogramming guidelines.
  Sec. 612. None of the funds made available in this Act may be 
used by the Executive Office of the President to request from 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation any official background 
investigation report on any individual, except when--
          (1) such individual has given his or her express 
        written consent for such request not more than 6 months 
        prior to the date of such request and during the same 
        presidential administration; or
          (2) such request is required due to extraordinary 
        circumstances involving national security.
  Sec. 613. The cost accounting standards promulgated under 
section 26 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act 
(Public Law 93-400; 41 U.S.C. 422) shall not apply with respect 
to a contract under the Federal Employees Health Benefits 
Program established under chapter 89 of title 5, United States 
Code.
  Sec. 614. For the purpose of resolving litigation and 
implementing any settlement agreements regarding the nonforeign 
area cost-of-living allowance program, the Office of Personnel 
Management may accept and utilize (without regard to any 
restriction on unanticipated travel expenses imposed in an 
Appropriations Act) funds made available to the Office of 
Personnel Management pursuant to court approval.
  Sec. 615. No funds appropriated by this Act shall be 
available to pay for an abortion, or the administrative 
expenses in connection with any health plan under the Federal 
employees health benefits program which provides any benefits 
or coverage for abortions.
  Sec. 616. The provision of section 615 shall not apply where 
the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were 
carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an act of 
rape or incest.
  Sec. 617. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for 
fiscal years 2008 and 2009, neither the Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System nor the Secretary of the Treasury 
may determine, by rule, regulation, order, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of section 4(K) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 
1956, or section 5136A of the Revised Statutes of the United 
States, that real estate brokerage activity or real estate 
management activity (which for purposes of this paragraph shall 
be defined to mean ``real estate brokerage'' and ``property 
management'' respectively, as those terms were understood by 
the Federal Reserve Board prior to March 11, 2000) is an 
activity that is financial in nature, is incidental to any 
financial activity, or is complementary to a financial 
activity. For purposes of this paragraph, ``real estate 
brokerage activity'' shall mean ``real estate brokerage'', and 
``real estate management activity'' shall mean ``property 
management'' as those terms were understood by the Federal 
Reserve Board prior to March 11, 2000.
  Sec. 618. In order to promote Government access to commercial 
information technology, the restriction on purchasing 
nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set forth in the 
Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.), shall not apply to 
the acquisition by the Federal Government of information 
technology (as defined in section 11101 of title 40, United 
States Code), that is a commercial item (as defined in section 
4(12) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 
U.S.C. 403(12)).
  Sec. 619. Notwithstanding section 10(b) of the Harry S Truman 
Memorial Scholarship Act (20 U.S.C. 2009(b)), hereafter, at the 
request of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman 
Scholarship Foundation, it shall be the duty of the Secretary 
of the Treasury to invest in full the amounts appropriated and 
contributed to the Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Trust 
Fund, as provided in such section. All requests of the Board of 
Trustees to the Secretary provided for in this section shall be 
binding on the Secretary.
  Sec. 620. Notwithstanding section 1353 of title 31, United 
States Code, no officer or employee of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act may accept on behalf of that 
agency, nor may such agency or commission accept, payment or 
reimbursement from a non-Federal entity for travel, 
subsistence, or related expenses for the purpose of enabling an 
officer or employee to attend and participate in any meeting or 
similar function relating to the official duties of the officer 
or employee when the entity offering payment or reimbursement 
is a person or entity subject to regulation by such agency or 
commission, or represents a person or entity subject to 
regulation by such agency or commission, unless the person or 
entity is an organization exempt from taxation pursuant to 
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
  Sec. 621. None of the funds made available by this Act may be 
used by the Federal Communications Commission to implement the 
Fairness Doctrine, as repealed in General Fairness Doctrine 
Obligations of Broadcast Licensees (50 Fed. Reg. 35418 (1985)), 
or any other regulations having the same substance.
  Sec. 622. Section 5112 of title 31, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(r) Redesign and Issuance of Circulating Quarter Dollar 
Honoring the District of Columbia and Each of the 
Territories.--
          ``(1) Redesign in 2009.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding the fourth 
                sentence of subsection (d)(1) and subsection 
                (d)(2) and subject to paragraph (6)(B), quarter 
                dollar coins issued during 2009, shall have 
                designs on the reverse side selected in 
                accordance with this subsection which are 
                emblematic of the District of Columbia and the 
                territories.
                  ``(B) Flexibility with regard to placement of 
                inscriptions.--Notwithstanding subsection 
                (d)(1), the Secretary may select a design for 
                quarter dollars issued during 2009 in which--
                          ``(i) the inscription described in 
                        the second sentence of subsection 
                        (d)(1) appears on the reverse side of 
                        any such quarter dollars; and
                          ``(ii) any inscription described in 
                        the third sentence of subsection (d)(1) 
                        or the designation of the value of the 
                        coin appears on the obverse side of any 
                        such quarter dollars.
                  ``(2) Single district or territory design.--
                The design on the reverse side of each quarter 
                dollar issued during 2009 shall be emblematic 
                of one of the following: The District of 
                Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
                Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin 
                Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
                Mariana Islands.
                  ``(3) Selection of design.--
                          ``(A) In general.--Each of the 6 
                        designs required under this subsection 
                        for quarter dollars shall be--
                                  ``(i) selected by the 
                                Secretary after consultation 
                                with--
                                          ``(I) the chief 
                                        executive of the 
                                        District of Columbia or 
                                        the territory being 
                                        honored, or such other 
                                        officials or group as 
                                        the chief executive 
                                        officer of the District 
                                        of Columbia or the 
                                        territory may designate 
                                        for such purpose; and
                                          ``(II) the Commission 
                                        of Fine Arts; and
                                          ``(ii) reviewed by 
                                        the Citizens Coinage 
                                        Advisory Committee.
                          ``(B) Selection and approval 
                        process.--Designs for quarter dollars 
                        may be submitted in accordance with the 
                        design selection and approval process 
                        developed by the Secretary in the sole 
                        discretion of the Secretary.
                          ``(C) Participation.--The Secretary 
                        may include participation by District 
                        or territorial officials, artists from 
                        the District of Columbia or the 
                        territory, engravers of the United 
                        States Mint, and members of the general 
                        public.
                          ``(D) Standards.--Because it is 
                        important that the Nation's coinage and 
                        currency bear dignified designs of 
                        which the citizens of the United States 
                        can be proud, the Secretary shall not 
                        select any frivolous or inappropriate 
                        design for any quarter dollar minted 
                        under this subsection.
                          ``(E) Prohibition on certain 
                        representations.--No head and shoulders 
                        portrait or bust of any person, living 
                        or dead, and no portrait of a living 
                        person may be included in the design of 
                        any quarter dollar under this 
                        subsection.
          ``(4) Treatment as numismatic items.--For purposes of 
        sections 5134 and 5136, all coins minted under this 
        subsection shall be considered to be numismatic items.
          ``(5) Issuance.--
                  ``(A) Quality of coins.--The Secretary may 
                mint and issue such number of quarter dollars 
                of each design selected under paragraph (4) in 
                uncirculated and proof qualities as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate.
                  ``(B) Silver coins.--Notwithstanding 
                subsection (b), the Secretary may mint and 
                issue such number of quarter dollars of each 
                design selected under paragraph (4) as the 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate, with a 
                content of 90 percent silver and 10 percent 
                copper.
                  ``(C) Timing and order of issuance.--Coins 
                minted under this subsection honoring the 
                District of Columbia and each of the 
                territories shall be issued in equal sequential 
                intervals during 2009 in the following order: 
                the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of 
                Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United 
                States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of 
                the Northern Mariana Islands.
          ``(6) Other provisions.--
                  ``(A) Application in event of admission as a 
                state.--If the District of Columbia or any 
                territory becomes a State before the end of the 
                10-year period referred to in subsection 
                (l)(1), subsection (l)(7) shall apply, and this 
                subsection shall not apply, with respect to 
                such State.
                  ``(B) Application in event of independence.--
                If any territory becomes independent or 
                otherwise ceases to be a territory or 
                possession of the United States before quarter 
                dollars bearing designs which are emblematic of 
                such territory are minted pursuant to this 
                subsection, this subsection shall cease to 
                apply with respect to such territory.
          ``(7) Territory defined.--For purposes of this 
        subsection, the term `territory' means the Commonwealth 
        of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States 
        Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern 
        Mariana Islands.''.
  Sec. 623. (a) In General.--Section 5112(n)(2) of title 31, 
United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (C)(i)--
                  (A) by striking ``inscriptions'' and 
                inserting ``inscription''; and
                  (B) by striking ``and `In God We Trust' ''; 
                and
          (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                  ``(F) Inscription of `in god we trust'.--The 
                design on the obverse or the reverse shall bear 
                the inscription `In God We Trust'.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 5112(r)(2) of title 31, 
United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subparagraph (C)(i)--
                  (A) by striking ``inscriptions'' and 
                inserting ``inscription''; and
                  (B) by striking ``and `In God We Trust' ''; 
                and
          (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                  ``(E) Inscription of `in god we trust'.--The 
                design on the obverse or the reverse shall bear 
                the inscription `In God We Trust'.''.
  (c) Effective Date.--The change required by the amendments 
made by subsections (a) and (b) shall be put into effect by the 
Secretary of the Treasury as soon as is practicable after the 
date of enactment of this Act.
  Sec. 624. There is hereby appropriated $600,000, to remain 
available until expended, for the Christopher Columbus 
Fellowship Foundation, established by Section 423 of Public Law 
102-281.

                               TITLE VII


                  GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

  Sec. 701. Hereafter, funds appropriated in this or any other 
Act may be used to pay travel to the United States for the 
immediate family of employees serving abroad in cases of death 
or life threatening illness of said employee.
  Sec. 702. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the 
United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any 
other Act for fiscal year 2008 shall obligate or expend any 
such funds, unless such department, agency, or instrumentality 
has in place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a 
written policy designed to ensure that all of its workplaces 
are free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of 
controlled substances (as defined in the Controlled Substances 
Act (21 U.S.C. 802)) by the officers and employees of such 
department, agency, or instrumentality.
  Sec. 703. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the maximum 
amount allowable during the current fiscal year in accordance 
with section 16 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 810), 
for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle (exclusive of 
buses, ambulances, law enforcement, and undercover surveillance 
vehicles), is hereby fixed at $12,888 except station wagons for 
which the maximum shall be $13,312: Provided, That these limits 
may be exceeded by not to exceed $3,700 for police-type 
vehicles, and by not to exceed $4,000 for special heavy-duty 
vehicles: Provided further, That the limits set forth in this 
section may not be exceeded by more than 5 percent for electric 
or hybrid vehicles purchased for demonstration under the 
provisions of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, 
Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976: Provided further, 
That the limits set forth in this section may be exceeded by 
the incremental cost of clean alternative fuels vehicles 
acquired pursuant to Public Law 101-549 over the cost of 
comparable conventionally fueled vehicles.
  Sec. 704. Appropriations of the executive departments and 
independent establishments for the current fiscal year 
available for expenses of travel, or for the expenses of the 
activity concerned, are hereby made available for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances, in accordance with 5 
U.S.C. 5922-5924.
  Sec. 705. Unless otherwise specified during the current 
fiscal year, no part of any appropriation contained in this or 
any other Act shall be used to pay the compensation of any 
officer or employee of the Government of the United States 
(including any agency the majority of the stock of which is 
owned by the Government of the United States) whose post of 
duty is in the continental United States unless such person: 
(1) is a citizen of the United States; (2) is a person in the 
service of the United States on the date of the enactment of 
this Act who, being eligible for citizenship, has filed a 
declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United 
States prior to such date and is actually residing in the 
United States; (3) is a person who owes allegiance to the 
United States; (4) is an alien from Cuba, Poland, South 
Vietnam, the countries of the former Soviet Union, or the 
Baltic countries lawfully admitted to the United States for 
permanent residence; (5) is a South Vietnamese, Cambodian, or 
Laotian refugee paroled in the United States after January 1, 
1975; or (6) is a national of the People's Republic of China 
who qualifies for adjustment of status pursuant to the Chinese 
Student Protection Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-404): Provided, 
That for the purpose of this section, an affidavit signed by 
any such person shall be considered prima facie evidence that 
the requirements of this section with respect to his or her 
status have been complied with: Provided further, That any 
person making a false affidavit shall be guilty of a felony, 
and, upon conviction, shall be fined no more than $4,000 or 
imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both: Provided further, 
That the above penal clause shall be in addition to, and not in 
substitution for, any other provisions of existing law: 
Provided further, That any payment made to any officer or 
employee contrary to the provisions of this section shall be 
recoverable in action by the Federal Government. This section 
shall not apply to citizens of Ireland, Israel, or the Republic 
of the Philippines, or to nationals of those countries allied 
with the United States in a current defense effort, or to 
international broadcasters employed by the Broadcasting Board 
of Governors, or to temporary employment of translators, or to 
temporary employment in the field service (not to exceed 60 
days) as a result of emergencies.
  Sec. 706. Appropriations available to any department or 
agency during the current fiscal year for necessary expenses, 
including maintenance or operating expenses, shall also be 
available for payment to the General Services Administration 
for charges for space and services and those expenses of 
renovation and alteration of buildings and facilities which 
constitute public improvements performed in accordance with the 
Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 479), the Public 
Buildings Amendments of 1972 (86 Stat. 216), or other 
applicable law.
  Sec. 707. In addition to funds provided in this or any other 
Act, all Federal agencies are authorized to receive and use 
funds resulting from the sale of materials, including Federal 
records disposed of pursuant to a records schedule recovered 
through recycling or waste prevention programs. Such funds 
shall be available until expended for the following purposes:
          (1) Acquisition, waste reduction and prevention, and 
        recycling programs as described in Executive Order No. 
        13101 (September 14, 1998), including any such programs 
        adopted prior to the effective date of the Executive 
        order.
          (2) Other Federal agency environmental management 
        programs, including, but not limited to, the 
        development and implementation of hazardous waste 
        management and pollution prevention programs.
          (3) Other employee programs as authorized by law or 
        as deemed appropriate by the head of the Federal 
        agency.
  Sec. 708. Funds made available by this or any other Act for 
administrative expenses in the current fiscal year of the 
corporations and agencies subject to chapter 91 of title 31, 
United States Code, shall be available, in addition to objects 
for which such funds are otherwise available, for rent in the 
District of Columbia; services in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 
3109; and the objects specified under this head, all the 
provisions of which shall be applicable to the expenditure of 
such funds unless otherwise specified in the Act by which they 
are made available: Provided, That in the event any functions 
budgeted as administrative expenses are subsequently 
transferred to or paid from other funds, the limitations on 
administrative expenses shall be correspondingly reduced.
  Sec. 709. Hereafter, no part of any appropriation contained 
in this or any other Act shall be paid to any person for the 
filling of any position for which he or she has been nominated 
after the Senate has voted not to approve the nomination of 
said person.
  Sec. 710. No part of any appropriation contained in this or 
any other Act shall be available for interagency financing of 
boards (except Federal Executive Boards), commissions, 
councils, committees, or similar groups (whether or not they 
are interagency entities) which do not have a prior and 
specific statutory approval to receive financial support from 
more than one agency or instrumentality.
  Sec. 711. None of the funds made available pursuant to the 
provisions of this Act shall be used to implement, administer, 
or enforce any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant 
to a joint resolution duly adopted in accordance with the 
applicable law of the United States.
  Sec. 712. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and 
except as otherwise provided in this section, no part of any of 
the funds appropriated for fiscal year 2008, by this or any 
other Act, may be used to pay any prevailing rate employee 
described in section 5342(a)(2)(A) of title 5, United States 
Code--
          (1) during the period from the date of expiration of 
        the limitation imposed by the comparable section for 
        previous fiscal years until the normal effective date 
        of the applicable wage survey adjustment that is to 
        take effect in fiscal year 2008, in an amount that 
        exceeds the rate payable for the applicable grade and 
        step of the applicable wage schedule in accordance with 
        such section; and
          (2) during the period consisting of the remainder of 
        fiscal year 2008, in an amount that exceeds, as a 
        result of a wage survey adjustment, the rate payable 
        under paragraph (1) by more than the sum of--
                  (A) the percentage adjustment taking effect 
                in fiscal year 2008 under section 5303 of title 
                5, United States Code, in the rates of pay 
                under the General Schedule; and
                  (B) the difference between the overall 
                average percentage of the locality-based 
                comparability payments taking effect in fiscal 
                year 2008 under section 5304 of such title 
                (whether by adjustment or otherwise), and the 
                overall average percentage of such payments 
                which was effective in the previous fiscal year 
                under such section.
  (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no prevailing 
rate employee described in subparagraph (B) or (C) of section 
5342(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code, and no employee 
covered by section 5348 of such title, may be paid during the 
periods for which subsection (a) is in effect at a rate that 
exceeds the rates that would be payable under subsection (a) 
were subsection (a) applicable to such employee.
  (c) For the purposes of this section, the rates payable to an 
employee who is covered by this section and who is paid from a 
schedule not in existence on September 30, 2007, shall be 
determined under regulations prescribed by the Office of 
Personnel Management.
  (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates of 
premium pay for employees subject to this section may not be 
changed from the rates in effect on September 30, 2007, except 
to the extent determined by the Office of Personnel Management 
to be consistent with the purpose of this section.
  (e) This section shall apply with respect to pay for service 
performed after September 30, 2007.
  (f) For the purpose of administering any provision of law 
(including any rule or regulation that provides premium pay, 
retirement, life insurance, or any other employee benefit) that 
requires any deduction or contribution, or that imposes any 
requirement or limitation on the basis of a rate of salary or 
basic pay, the rate of salary or basic pay payable after the 
application of this section shall be treated as the rate of 
salary or basic pay.
  (g) Nothing in this section shall be considered to permit or 
require the payment to any employee covered by this section at 
a rate in excess of the rate that would be payable were this 
section not in effect.
  (h) The Office of Personnel Management may provide for 
exceptions to the limitations imposed by this section if the 
Office determines that such exceptions are necessary to ensure 
the recruitment or retention of qualified employees.
  Sec. 713. During the period in which the head of any 
department or agency, or any other officer or civilian employee 
of the Federal Government appointed by the President of the 
United States, holds office, no funds may be obligated or 
expended in excess of $5,000 to furnish or redecorate the 
office of such department head, agency head, officer, or 
employee, or to purchase furniture or make improvements for any 
such office, unless advance notice of such furnishing or 
redecoration is expressly approved by the Committees on 
Appropriations. For the purposes of this section, the term 
``office'' shall include the entire suite of offices assigned 
to the individual, as well as any other space used primarily by 
the individual or the use of which is directly controlled by 
the individual.
  Sec. 714. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United 
States Code, or section 710 of this Act, funds made available 
for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act shall be 
available for the interagency funding of national security and 
emergency preparedness telecommunications initiatives which 
benefit multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities, as 
provided by Executive Order No. 12472 (April 3, 1984).
  Sec. 715. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this or any 
other Act may be obligated or expended by any Federal 
department, agency, or other instrumentality for the salaries 
or expenses of any employee appointed to a position of a 
confidential or policy-determining character excepted from the 
competitive service pursuant to section 3302 of title 5, United 
States Code, without a certification to the Office of Personnel 
Management from the head of the Federal department, agency, or 
other instrumentality employing the Schedule C appointee that 
the Schedule C position was not created solely or primarily in 
order to detail the employee to the White House.
  (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to Federal 
employees or members of the armed services detailed to or 
from--
          (1) the Central Intelligence Agency;
          (2) the National Security Agency;
          (3) the Defense Intelligence Agency;
          (4) the offices within the Department of Defense for 
        the collection of specialized national foreign 
        intelligence through reconnaissance programs;
          (5) the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the 
        Department of State;
          (6) any agency, office, or unit of the Army, Navy, 
        Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Department of Homeland 
        Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the 
        Drug Enforcement Administration of the Department of 
        Justice, the Department of Transportation, the 
        Department of the Treasury, and the Department of 
        Energy performing intelligence functions; and
          (7) the Director of National Intelligence or the 
        Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
  Sec. 716. Hereafter, no department, agency, or 
instrumentality of the United States receiving appropriated 
funds under this or any other Act shall obligate or expend any 
such funds, unless such department, agency, or instrumentality 
has in place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a 
written policy designed to ensure that all of its workplaces 
are free from discrimination and sexual harassment and that all 
of its workplaces are not in violation of title VII of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-352, 78 Stat. 241), the 
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (Public Law 90-
202, 81 Stat. 602), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public 
Law 93-112, 87 Stat. 355).
  Sec. 717. No part of any appropriation contained in this or 
any other Act shall be available for the payment of the salary 
of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, who--
          (1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens 
        to prohibit or prevent, any other officer or employee 
        of the Federal Government from having any direct oral 
        or written communication or contact with any Member, 
        committee, or subcommittee of the Congress in 
        connection with any matter pertaining to the employment 
        of such other officer or employee or pertaining to the 
        department or agency of such other officer or employee 
        in any way, irrespective of whether such communication 
        or contact is at the initiative of such other officer 
        or employee or in response to the request or inquiry of 
        such Member, committee, or subcommittee; or
          (2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, 
        reduces in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance 
        or efficiency rating, denies promotion to, relocates, 
        reassigns, transfers, disciplines, or discriminates in 
        regard to any employment right, entitlement, or 
        benefit, or any term or condition of employment of, any 
        other officer or employee of the Federal Government, or 
        attempts or threatens to commit any of the foregoing 
        actions with respect to such other officer or employee, 
        by reason of any communication or contact of such other 
        officer or employee with any Member, committee, or 
        subcommittee of the Congress as described in paragraph 
        (1).
  Sec. 718. (a) None of the funds made available in this or any 
other Act may be obligated or expended for any employee 
training that--
          (1) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, 
        skills, and abilities bearing directly upon the 
        performance of official duties;
          (2) contains elements likely to induce high levels of 
        emotional response or psychological stress in some 
        participants;
          (3) does not require prior employee notification of 
        the content and methods to be used in the training and 
        written end of course evaluation;
          (4) contains any methods or content associated with 
        religious or quasi-religious belief systems or ``new 
        age'' belief systems as defined in Equal Employment 
        Opportunity Commission Notice N-915.022, dated 
        September 2, 1988; or
          (5) is offensive to, or designed to change, 
        participants' personal values or lifestyle outside the 
        workplace.
  (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit, restrict, or 
otherwise preclude an agency from conducting training bearing 
directly upon the performance of official duties.
  Sec. 719. No funds appropriated in this or any other Act may 
be used to implement or enforce the agreements in Standard 
Forms 312 and 4414 of the Government or any other nondisclosure 
policy, form, or agreement if such policy, form, or agreement 
does not contain the following provisions: ``These restrictions 
are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or 
otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or 
liabilities created by Executive Order No. 12958; section 7211 
of title 5, United States Code (governing disclosures to 
Congress); section 1034 of title 10, United States Code, as 
amended by the Military Whistleblower Protection Act (governing 
disclosure to Congress by members of the military); section 
2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by the 
Whistleblower Protection Act (governing disclosures of 
illegality, waste, fraud, abuse or public health or safety 
threats); the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 
(50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.) (governing disclosures that could 
expose confidential Government agents); and the statutes which 
protect against disclosure that may compromise the national 
security, including sections 641, 793, 794, 798, and 952 of 
title 18, United States Code, and section 4(b) of the 
Subversive Activities Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b)). The 
definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and 
liabilities created by said Executive order and listed statutes 
are incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.'': 
Provided, That notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, a 
nondisclosure policy form or agreement that is to be executed 
by a person connected with the conduct of an intelligence or 
intelligence-related activity, other than an employee or 
officer of the United States Government, may contain provisions 
appropriate to the particular activity for which such document 
is to be used. Such form or agreement shall, at a minimum, 
require that the person will not disclose any classified 
information received in the course of such activity unless 
specifically authorized to do so by the United States 
Government. Such nondisclosure forms shall also make it clear 
that they do not bar disclosures to Congress, or to an 
authorized official of an executive agency or the Department of 
Justice, that are essential to reporting a substantial 
violation of law.
  Sec. 720. No part of any funds appropriated in this or any 
other Act shall be used by an agency of the executive branch, 
other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative 
relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for 
the preparation, distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, 
booklet, publication, radio, television, or film presentation 
designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the 
Congress, except in presentation to the Congress itself.
  Sec. 721. None of the funds appropriated by this or any other 
Act may be used by an agency to provide a Federal employee's 
home address to any labor organization except when the employee 
has authorized such disclosure or when such disclosure has been 
ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
  Sec. 722. None of the funds made available in this Act or any 
other Act may be used to provide any non-public information 
such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or any 
organization outside of the Federal Government without the 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
  Sec. 723. No part of any appropriation contained in this or 
any other Act shall be used directly or indirectly, including 
by private contractor, for publicity or propaganda purposes 
within the United States not heretofor authorized by the 
Congress.
  Sec. 724. (a) In this section, the term ``agency''--
          (1) means an Executive agency, as defined under 
        section 105 of title 5, United States Code;
          (2) includes a military department, as defined under 
        section 102 of such title, the Postal Service, and the 
        Postal Regulatory Commission; and
          (3) shall not include the Government Accountability 
        Office.
  (b) Unless authorized in accordance with law or regulations 
to use such time for other purposes, an employee of an agency 
shall use official time in an honest effort to perform official 
duties. An employee not under a leave system, including a 
Presidential appointee exempted under section 6301(2) of title 
5, United States Code, has an obligation to expend an honest 
effort and a reasonable proportion of such employee's time in 
the performance of official duties.
  Sec. 725. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 710 of 
this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year by 
this or any other Act to any department or agency, which is a 
member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board 
(FASAB), shall be available to finance an appropriate share of 
FASAB administrative costs.
  Sec. 726. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 710 of 
this Act, the head of each Executive department and agency is 
hereby authorized to transfer to or reimburse ``General 
Services Administration, Government-wide Policy'' with the 
approval of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget, funds made available for the current fiscal year by 
this or any other Act, including rebates from charge card and 
other contracts: Provided, That these funds shall be 
administered by the Administrator of General Services to 
support Government-wide financial, information technology, 
procurement, and other management innovations, initiatives, and 
activities, as approved by the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget, in consultation with the appropriate 
interagency groups designated by the Director (including the 
President's Management Council for overall management 
improvement initiatives, the Chief Financial Officers Council 
for financial management initiatives, the Chief Information 
Officers Council for information technology initiatives, the 
Chief Human Capital Officers Council for human capital 
initiatives, and the Chief Acquisition Officers Council for 
procurement initiatives): Provided further, That the total 
funds transferred or reimbursed shall not exceed $10,000,000: 
Provided further, That such transfers or reimbursements may 
only be made after 15 days following notification of the 
Committees on Appropriations by the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget.
  Sec. 727. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a woman 
may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal building 
or on Federal property, if the woman and her child are 
otherwise authorized to be present at the location.
  Sec. 728. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United 
States Code, or section 710 of this Act, funds made available 
for the current fiscal year by this or any other Act shall be 
available for the interagency funding of specific projects, 
workshops, studies, and similar efforts to carry out the 
purposes of the National Science and Technology Council 
(authorized by Executive Order No. 12881), which benefit 
multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities: Provided, 
That the Office of Management and Budget shall provide a report 
describing the budget of and resources connected with the 
National Science and Technology Council to the Committees on 
Appropriations, the House Committee on Science, and the Senate 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 90 days 
after enactment of this Act.
  Sec. 729. Any request for proposals, solicitation, grant 
application, form, notification, press release, or other 
publications involving the distribution of Federal funds shall 
indicate the agency providing the funds, the Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance Number, as applicable, and the amount 
provided: Provided, That this provision shall apply to direct 
payments, formula funds, and grants received by a State 
receiving Federal funds.
  Sec. 730. Section 403(f) of the Government Management Reform 
Act of 1994 (31 U.S.C. 501 note; Public Law 103-356) is amended 
to read as follows:
  ``(f) Termination of Certain Authority.--The authority of the 
Secretary of Homeland Security to carry out a pilot program 
under this section shall terminate on October 1, 2008.''.
  Sec. 731. (a) Prohibition of Federal Agency Monitoring of 
Individuals' Internet Use.--None of the funds made available in 
this or any other Act may be used by any Federal agency--
          (1) to collect, review, or create any aggregation of 
        data, derived from any means, that includes any 
        personally identifiable information relating to an 
        individual's access to or use of any Federal Government 
        Internet site of the agency; or
          (2) to enter into any agreement with a third party 
        (including another government agency) to collect, 
        review, or obtain any aggregation of data, derived from 
        any means, that includes any personally identifiable 
        information relating to an individual's access to or 
        use of any nongovernmental Internet site.
  (b) Exceptions.--The limitations established in subsection 
(a) shall not apply to--
          (1) any record of aggregate data that does not 
        identify particular persons;
          (2) any voluntary submission of personally 
        identifiable information;
          (3) any action taken for law enforcement, regulatory, 
        or supervisory purposes, in accordance with applicable 
        law; or
          (4) any action described in subsection (a)(1) that is 
        a system security action taken by the operator of an 
        Internet site and is necessarily incident to providing 
        the Internet site services or to protecting the rights 
        or property of the provider of the Internet site.
  (c) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section:
          (1) The term ``regulatory'' means agency actions to 
        implement, interpret or enforce authorities provided in 
        law.
          (2) The term ``supervisory'' means examinations of 
        the agency's supervised institutions, including 
        assessing safety and soundness, overall financial 
        condition, management practices and policies and 
        compliance with applicable standards as provided in 
        law.
  Sec. 732. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may 
be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes a 
provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where 
the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive 
coverage.
  (b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract with--
          (1) any of the following religious plans:
                  (A) Personal Care's HMO; and
                  (B) OSF HealthPlans, Inc.; and
          (2) any existing or future plan, if the carrier for 
        the plan objects to such coverage on the basis of 
        religious beliefs.
  (c) In implementing this section, any plan that enters into 
or renews a contract under this section may not subject any 
individual to discrimination on the basis that the individual 
refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives 
because such activities would be contrary to the individual's 
religious beliefs or moral convictions.
  (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require 
coverage of abortion or abortion-related services.
  Sec. 733. The Congress of the United States recognizes the 
United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as the official anti-
doping agency for Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic sport 
in the United States.
  Sec. 734. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds 
appropriated for official travel by Federal departments and 
agencies may be used by such departments and agencies, if 
consistent with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-126 
regarding official travel for Government personnel, to 
participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
  Sec. 735. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of 
the funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any 
other appropriations Act may be used to implement or enforce 
restrictions or limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional 
Fellowship Program, or to implement the proposed regulations of 
the Office of Personnel Management to add sections 300.311 
through 300.316 to part 300 of title 5 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, published in the Federal Register, volume 68, 
number 174, on September 9, 2003 (relating to the detail of 
executive branch employees to the legislative branch).
  Sec. 736. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
executive branch agency shall purchase, construct, and/or lease 
any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to 
existing locations, to be used for the purpose of conducting 
Federal law enforcement training without the advance approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations, except that the Federal 
Law Enforcement Training Center is authorized to obtain the 
temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or 
other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in 
existing Center facilities.
  Sec. 737. (a) For fiscal year 2008, no funds shall be 
available for transfers or reimbursements to the E-Government 
initiatives sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget 
prior to 15 days following submission of a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations by the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget and receipt of approval to transfer funds 
by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
  (b) Hereafter, any funding request for a new or ongoing E-
Government initiative by any agency or agencies managing the 
development of an initiative shall include in justification 
materials submitted to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations the information in subsection (d).
  (c) Hereafter, any funding request by any agency or agencies 
participating in the development of an E-Government initiative 
and contributing funding for the initiative shall include in 
justification materials submitted to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations--
          (1) the amount of funding contributed to each 
        initiative by program office, bureau, or activity, as 
        appropriate; and
          (2) the relevance of that use to that department or 
        agency and each bureau or office within, which is 
        contributing funds.
  (d) The report in (a) and justification materials in (b) 
shall include at a minimum--
          (1) a description of each initiative including but 
        not limited to its objectives, benefits, development 
        status, risks, cost effectiveness (including estimated 
        net costs or savings to the government), and the 
        estimated date of full operational capability;
          (2) the total development cost of each initiative by 
        fiscal year including costs to date, the estimated 
        costs to complete its development to full operational 
        capability, and estimated annual operations and 
        maintenance costs; and
          (3) the sources and distribution of funding by fiscal 
        year and by agency and bureau for each initiative 
        including agency contributions to date and estimated 
        future contributions by agency.
  (e) No funds shall be available for obligation or expenditure 
for new E-Government initiatives without the explicit approval 
of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
  Sec. 738. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United 
States Code, and section 710 of this Act and any other 
provision of law, the head of each appropriate executive 
department and agency shall transfer to or reimburse the 
Federal Aviation Administration, upon the direction of the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, funds made 
available by this or any other Act for the purposes described 
below, and shall submit budget requests for such purposes. 
These funds shall be administered by the Federal Aviation 
Administration, in consultation with the appropriate 
interagency groups designated by the Director and shall be used 
to ensure the uninterrupted, continuous operation of the Midway 
Atoll Airfield by the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant 
to an operational agreement with the Department of the Interior 
for the entirety of fiscal year 2008 and any period thereafter 
that precedes the enactment of the Financial Services and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 2009. The Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget shall mandate the necessary 
transfers after determining an equitable allocation between the 
appropriate executive departments and agencies of the 
responsibility for funding the continuous operation of the 
Midway Atoll Airfield based on, but not limited to, potential 
use, interest in maintaining aviation safety, and applicability 
to governmental operations and agency mission. The total funds 
transferred or reimbursed shall not exceed $6,000,000 for any 
twelve-month period. Such sums shall be sufficient to ensure 
continued operation of the airfield throughout the period cited 
above. Funds shall be available for operation of the airfield 
or airfield-related capital upgrades. The Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget shall notify the Committees on 
Appropriations of such transfers or reimbursements within 15 
days of this Act. Such transfers or reimbursements shall begin 
within 30 days of enactment of this Act.
  Sec. 739. (a) Requirement for Public-Private Competition.--
          (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none 
        of the funds appropriated by this or any other Act 
        shall be available to convert to contractor performance 
        an activity or function of an executive agency that, on 
        or after the date of enactment of this Act, is 
        performed by more than 10 Federal employees unless--
                  (A) the conversion is based on the result of 
                a public-private competition that includes a 
                most efficient and cost effective organization 
                plan developed by such activity or function;
                  (B) the Competitive Sourcing Official 
                determines that, over all performance periods 
                stated in the solicitation of offers for 
                performance of the activity or function, the 
                cost of performance of the activity or function 
                by a contractor would be less costly to the 
                executive agency by an amount that equals or 
                exceeds the lesser of--
                          (i) 10 percent of the most efficient 
                        organization's personnel-related costs 
                        for performance of that activity or 
                        function by Federal employees; or
                          (ii) $10,000,000; and
                  (C) the contractor does not receive an 
                advantage for a proposal that would reduce 
                costs for the Federal Government by--
                          (i) not making an employer-sponsored 
                        health insurance plan available to the 
                        workers who are to be employed in the 
                        performance of that activity or 
                        function under the contract;
                          (ii) offering to such workers an 
                        employer-sponsored health benefits plan 
                        that requires the employer to 
                        contribute less towards the premium or 
                        subscription share than the amount that 
                        is paid by the Federal Government for 
                        health benefits for civilian employees 
                        under chapter 89 of title 5, United 
                        States Code; or
                          (iii) offering to such workers a 
                        retirement benefit that in any year 
                        costs less than the annual retirement 
                        cost factor applicable to Federal 
                        employees under chapter 84 of title 5, 
                        United States Code.
          (2) This paragraph shall not apply to--
                  (A) the Department of Defense;
                  (B) section 44920 of title 49, United States 
                Code;
                  (C) a commercial or industrial type function 
                that--
                          (i) is included on the procurement 
                        list established pursuant to section 2 
                        of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (41 
                        U.S.C. 47); or
                          (ii) is planned to be converted to 
                        performance by a qualified nonprofit 
                        agency for the blind or by a qualified 
                        nonprofit agency for other severely 
                        handicapped individuals in accordance 
                        with that Act;
                  (D) depot contracts or contracts for depot 
                maintenance as provided in sections 2469 and 
                2474 of title 10, United States Code; or
                  (E) activities that are the subject of an 
                ongoing competition that was publicly announced 
                prior to the date of enactment of this Act.
  (b) Use of Public-Private Competition.--Nothing in Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-76 shall prevent the head of 
an executive agency from conducting a public-private 
competition to evaluate the benefits of converting work from 
contract performance to performance by Federal employees in 
appropriate instances. The Circular shall provide procedures 
and policies for these competitions that are similar to those 
applied to competitions that may result in the conversion of 
work from performance by Federal employees to performance by a 
contractor.
  (c) Bid Protests by Federal Employees in Actions Under Office 
of Management and Budget Circular A-76.--
          (1) Eligibility to protest.--
                  (A) Section 3551(2) of title 31, United 
                States Code, is amended to read as follows:
          ``(2) The term `interested party'--
                  ``(A) with respect to a contract or a 
                solicitation or other request for offers 
                described in paragraph (1), means an actual or 
                prospective bidder or offeror whose direct 
                economic interest would be affected by the 
                award of the contract or by failure to award 
                the contract; and
                  ``(B) with respect to a public-private 
                competition conducted under Office of 
                Management and Budget Circular A-76 regarding 
                performance of an activity or function of a 
                Federal agency, or a decision to convert a 
                function performed by Federal employees to 
                private sector performance without a 
                competition under OMB Circular A-76, includes--
                          ``(i) any official who submitted the 
                        agency tender in such competition; and
                          ``(ii) any one person who, for the 
                        purpose of representing them in a 
                        protest under this subchapter that 
                        relates to such competition, has been 
                        designated as their agent by a majority 
                        of the employees of such Federal agency 
                        who are engaged in the performance of 
                        such activity or function.''.
                  (B)(i) Subchapter V of chapter 35 of such 
                title is amended by adding at the end the 
                following new section:

``Sec. 3557. Expedited action in protests for public-private 
                    competitions

  ``For protests in cases of public-private competitions 
conducted under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 
regarding performance of an activity or function of Federal 
agencies, the Comptroller General shall administer the 
provisions of this subchapter in a manner best suited for 
expediting final resolution of such protests and final action 
in such competitions.''.
                  (ii) The chapter analysis at the beginning of 
                such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
                item relating to section 3556 the following new 
                item:

``3557. Expedited action in protests for public-private competitions''.

          (2) Right to intervene in civil action.--Section 
        1491(b) of title 28, United States Code, is amended by 
        adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  ``(5) If a private sector interested party commences an 
action described in paragraph (1) in the case of a public-
private competition conducted under Office of Management and 
Budget Circular A-76 regarding performance of an activity or 
function of a Federal agency, or a decision to convert a 
function performed by Federal employees to private sector 
performance without a competition under Office of Management 
and Budget Circular A-76, then an official or person described 
in section 3551(2)(B) of title 31 shall be entitled to 
intervene in that action.''.
          (3) Applicability.--Subparagraph (B) of section 
        3551(2) of title 31, United States Code (as added by 
        paragraph (1)), and paragraph (5) of section 1491(b) of 
        title 28, United States Code (as added by paragraph 
        (2)), shall apply to--
                  (A) protests and civil actions that challenge 
                final selections of sources of performance of 
                an activity or function of a Federal agency 
                that are made pursuant to studies initiated 
                under Office of Management and Budget Circular 
                A-76 on or after January 1, 2004; and
                  (B) any other protests and civil actions that 
                relate to public-private competitions initiated 
                under Office of Management and Budget Circular 
                A-76, or a decision to convert a function 
                performed by Federal employees to private 
                sector performance without a competition under 
                Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, 
                on or after the date of the enactment of this 
                Act.
  (d) Limitation.--(1) None of the funds available in this Act 
may be used--
          (A) by the Office of Management and Budget to direct 
        or require another agency to take an action specified 
        in paragraph (2); or
          (B) by an agency to take an action specified in 
        paragraph (2) as a result of direction or requirement 
        from the Office of Management and Budget.
  (2) An action specified in this paragraph is the preparation 
for, undertaking, continuation of, or completion of a public-
private competition or direct conversion under Office of 
Management and Budget Circular A-76 or any other administrative 
regulation, directive, or policy.
  (e) Applicability.--This section shall apply with respect to 
fiscal year 2008 and each succeeding fiscal year.
  Sec. 740. (a) The adjustment in rates of basic pay for 
employees under the statutory pay systems that takes effect in 
fiscal year 2008 under sections 5303 and 5304 of title 5, 
United States Code, shall be an increase of 3.5 percent, and 
this adjustment shall apply to civilian employees in the 
Department of Homeland Security and shall apply to civilian 
employees in the Department of Defense who are represented by a 
labor organization as defined in 5 U.S.C. 7103(a)(4), and such 
adjustments shall be effective as of the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2008. 
Civilian employees in the Department of Defense who are 
eligible to be represented by a labor organization as defined 
in 5 U.S.C. 7103(a)(4), but are not so represented, will 
receive the adjustment provided for in this section unless the 
positions are entitled to a pay adjustment under 5 U.S.C. 9902.
  (b) Notwithstanding section 712 of this Act, the adjustment 
in rates of basic pay for the statutory pay systems that take 
place in fiscal year 2008 under sections 5344 and 5348 of title 
5, United States Code, shall be no less than the percentage in 
paragraph (a) as employees in the same location whose rates of 
basic pay are adjusted pursuant to the statutory pay systems 
under section 5303 and 5304 of title 5, United States Code. 
Prevailing rate employees at locations where there are no 
employees whose pay is increased pursuant to sections 5303 and 
5304 of title 5 and prevailing rate employees described in 
section 5343(a)(5) of title 5 shall be considered to be located 
in the pay locality designated as ``Rest of US'' pursuant to 
section 5304 of title 5 for purposes of this paragraph.
  (c) Funds used to carry out this section shall be paid from 
appropriations, which are made to each applicable department or 
agency for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2008.
  Sec. 741. Unless otherwise authorized by existing law, none 
of the funds provided in this Act or any other Act may be used 
by an executive branch agency to produce any prepackaged news 
story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United 
States, unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of the prepackaged news story that the 
prepackaged news story was prepared or funded by that executive 
branch agency.
  Sec. 742. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United 
States Code (popularly known as the Privacy Act) and 
regulations implementing that section.
  (b) Section 522 of division H of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-447; 118 Stat. 3268; 5 
U.S.C. 552a note) is amended by striking subsection (d) and 
inserting the following:
  ``(d) Inspector General Review.--The Inspector General of 
each agency shall periodically conduct a review of the agency's 
implementation of this section and shall report the results of 
its review to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate, the House Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform, and the Senate Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The report required 
by this review may be incorporated into a related report to 
Congress otherwise required by law including, but not limited 
to, 44 U.S.C. 3545, the Federal Information Security Management 
Act of 2002. The Inspector General may contract with an 
independent, third party organization to conduct the review.''.
  Sec. 743. Each executive department and agency shall evaluate 
the creditworthiness of an individual before issuing the 
individual a government travel charge card. Such evaluations 
for individually-billed travel charge cards shall include an 
assessment of the individual's consumer report from a consumer 
reporting agency as those terms are defined in section 603 of 
the Fair Credit Reporting Act (Public Law 91-508): Provided, 
That section 604(a)(3) of such Act shall be amended by adding 
to the end the following:
                  ``(G) executive departments and agencies in 
                connection with the issuance of government-
                sponsored individually-billed travel charge 
                cards.'':
Provided further, That the department or agency may not issue a 
government travel charge card to an individual that either 
lacks a credit history or is found to have an unsatisfactory 
credit history as a result of this evaluation: Provided 
further, That this restriction shall not preclude issuance of a 
restricted-use charge, debit, or stored value card made in 
accordance with agency procedures to: (1) an individual with an 
unsatisfactory credit history where such card is used to pay 
travel expenses and the agency determines there is no suitable 
alternative payment mechanism available before issuing the 
card; or (2) an individual who lacks a credit history. Each 
executive department and agency shall establish guidelines and 
procedures for disciplinary actions to be taken against agency 
personnel for improper, fraudulent, or abusive use of 
government charge cards, which shall include appropriate 
disciplinary actions for use of charge cards for purposes, and 
at establishments, that are inconsistent with the official 
business of the Department or agency or with applicable 
standards of conduct.
  Sec. 744. Crosscut Budget. (a) Definitions.--For purposes of 
this section the following definitions apply:
          (1) Great lakes.--The terms ``Great Lakes'' and 
        ``Great Lakes State'' have the same meanings as such 
        terms have in section 506 of the Water Resources 
        Development Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 1962d-22).
          (2) Great lakes restoration activities.--The term 
        ``Great Lakes restoration activities'' means any 
        Federal or State activity primarily or entirely within 
        the Great Lakes watershed that seeks to improve the 
        overall health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 30 days after submission of the 
budget of the President to Congress, the Director of the Office 
of Management and Budget, in coordination with the Governor of 
each Great Lakes State and the Great Lakes Interagency Task 
Force, shall submit to the appropriate authorizing and 
appropriating committees of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives a financial report, certified by the Secretary 
of each agency that has budget authority for Great Lakes 
restoration activities, containing--
          (1) an interagency budget crosscut report that--
                  (A) displays the budget proposed, including 
                any planned interagency or intra-agency 
                transfer, for each of the Federal agencies that 
                carries out Great Lakes restoration activities 
                in the upcoming fiscal year, separately 
                reporting the amount of funding to be provided 
                under existing laws pertaining to the Great 
                Lakes ecosystem; and
                  (B) identifies all expenditures since fiscal 
                year 2004 by the Federal Government and State 
                governments for Great Lakes restoration 
                activities;
          (2) a detailed accounting of all funds received and 
        obligated by all Federal agencies and, to the extent 
        available, State agencies using Federal funds, for 
        Great Lakes restoration activities during the current 
        and previous fiscal years;
          (3) a budget for the proposed projects (including a 
        description of the project, authorization level, and 
        project status) to be carried out in the upcoming 
        fiscal year with the Federal portion of funds for 
        activities; and
          (4) a listing of all projects to be undertaken in the 
        upcoming fiscal year with the Federal portion of funds 
        for activities.
  Sec. 745. (a) In General.--None of the funds appropriated or 
otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be used 
for any Federal Government contract with any foreign 
incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic 
corporation under section 835(b) of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 395(b)) or any subsidiary of such an entity.
  (b) Waivers.--
          (1) In general.--Any Secretary shall waive subsection 
        (a) with respect to any Federal Government contract 
        under the authority of such Secretary if the Secretary 
        determines that the waiver is required in the interest 
        of national security.
          (2) Report to congress.--Any Secretary issuing a 
        waiver under paragraph (1) shall report such issuance 
        to Congress.
  (c) Exception.--This section shall not apply to any Federal 
Government contract entered into before the date of the 
enactment of this Act, or to any task order issued pursuant to 
such contract.
  Sec. 746. (a) Each executive department and agency shall 
establish and maintain on the homepage of its website, an 
obvious, direct link to the website of its respective Inspector 
General.
  (b) Each Office of Inspector General shall: (1) post on its 
website any public report or audit or portion of any report or 
audit issued within one day of its release; (2) provide a 
service on its website to allow an individual to request 
automatic receipt of information relating to any public report 
or audit or portion of that report or audit and which permits 
electronic transmittal of the information, or notice of the 
availability of the information without further request; and 
(3) establish and maintain a direct link on its website for 
individuals to anonymously report waste, fraud and abuse.
  Sec. 747. (a) None of the funds available under this or any 
other Act may be used to carry out a public-private competition 
or direct conversion under Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Circular A-76, or any successor regulation, directive or 
policy, relating to the Human Resources Lines of Business 
initiative until 60 days after the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget submits to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a 
report on the use of public-private competitions and direct 
conversion to contractor performance as part of the Human 
Resources Lines of Business initiative.
  (b) The report required by this section shall address the 
following:
          (1) The role, if any, that public-private 
        competitions under Circular A-76 or direct conversions 
        to contractor performance are expected to play as part 
        of the Human Resources Lines of Business initiative.
          (2) The expected impact, if any, of the initiative on 
        employment levels at the Federal agencies involved or 
        across the Federal Government as a whole.
          (3) An estimate of the annual and recurring savings 
        the initiative is expected to generate and a 
        description of the methodology used to derive that 
        estimate.
          (4) An estimate of the total transition costs 
        attributable to the initiative.
          (5) Guidance for use by agencies in evaluating the 
        benefits of the initiative and in developing 
        alternative strategies should expected benefits fail to 
        materialize.
  (c) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
provide a copy of the report to the Government Accountability 
Office at the same time the report is submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate. The Government Accountability Office shall 
review the report and brief the Committees on its views 
concerning the report within 45 days after receiving the report 
from the Director.
  Sec. 748. No later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, 
the Office of Management and Budget shall establish a pilot 
program to develop and implement an inventory to track the cost 
and size (in contractor manpower equivalents) of service 
contracts, particularly with respect to contracts that have 
been performed poorly by a contractor because of excessive 
costs or inferior quality, as determined by a contracting 
officer within the last five years, involve inherently 
governmental functions, or were undertaken without competition. 
The pilot program shall be established in at least three 
Cabinet-level departments, based on varying levels of annual 
contracting for services, as reported by the Federal 
Procurement Data System's Federal Procurement Report for fiscal 
year 2005, including at least one Cabinet-level department that 
contracts out annually for $10,000,000,000 or more in services, 
at least one Cabinet-level department that contracts out 
annually for between $5,000,000,000 and $9,000,000,000 in 
services, and at least one Cabinet-level department that 
contracts out annually for under $5,000,000,000 in services.
  Sec. 749. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any 
reference to ``this Act'' contained in any title other than 
title IV or VIII shall not apply to such title IV or VIII.

                               TITLE VIII


                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  Sec. 801. Whenever in this Act, an amount is specified within 
an appropriation for particular purposes or objects of 
expenditure, such amount, unless otherwise specified, shall be 
considered as the maximum amount that may be expended for said 
purpose or object rather than an amount set apart exclusively 
therefor.
  Sec. 802. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for 
expenses of travel and for the payment of dues of organizations 
concerned with the work of the District of Columbia government, 
when authorized by the Mayor, or, in the case of the Council of 
the District of Columbia, funds may be expended with the 
authorization of the Chairman of the Council.
  Sec. 803. There are appropriated from the applicable funds of 
the District of Columbia such sums as may be necessary for 
making refunds and for the payment of legal settlements or 
judgments that have been entered against the District of 
Columbia government.
  Sec. 804. (a) None of the Federal funds provided in this Act 
shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes or 
implementation of any policy including boycott designed to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or any 
State legislature.
  (b) The District of Columbia may use local funds provided in 
this title to carry out lobbying activities on any matter.
  Sec. 805. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act to 
the agencies funded by this Act, both Federal and District 
government agencies, that remain available for obligation or 
expenditure in fiscal year 2008, or provided from any accounts 
in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection 
of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditures for an agency through 
a reprogramming of funds which--
          (1) creates new programs;
          (2) eliminates a program, project, or responsibility 
        center;
          (3) establishes or changes allocations specifically 
        denied, limited or increased under this Act;
          (4) increases funds or personnel by any means for any 
        program, project, or responsibility center for which 
        funds have been denied or restricted;
          (5) reestablishes any program or project previously 
        deferred through reprogramming;
          (6) augments any existing program, project, or 
        responsibility center through a reprogramming of funds 
        in excess of $3,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
        less; or
          (7) increases by 20 percent or more personnel 
        assigned to a specific program, project or 
        responsibility center,
unless in the case of Federal funds, the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate are 
notified in writing 15 days in advance of the reprogramming and 
in the case of local funds, the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and Senate are provided summary 
reports on April 1, 2008 and October 1, 2008, setting forth 
detailed information regarding each such local funds 
reprogramming conducted subject to this subsection.
  (b) None of the local funds contained in this Act may be 
available for obligation or expenditure for an agency through a 
transfer of any local funds in excess of $3,000,000 from one 
appropriation heading to another unless the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate are 
provided summary reports on April 1, 2008 and October 1, 2008, 
setting forth detailed information regarding each reprogramming 
conducted subject to this subsection, except that in no event 
may the amount of any funds transferred exceed 4 percent of the 
local funds in the appropriations.
  (c) The District of Columbia Government is authorized to 
approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of 
local funds under this title through December 1, 2008.
  Sec. 806. Consistent with the provisions of section 1301(a) 
of title 31, United States Code, appropriations under this Act 
shall be applied only to the objects for which the 
appropriations were made except as otherwise provided by law.
  Sec. 807. Notwithstanding section 8344(a) of title 5, United 
States Code, the amendment made by section 2 of the District 
Government Reemployed Annuitant Offset Elimination Amendment 
Act of 2004 (D.C. Law 15-207) shall apply with respect to any 
individual employed in an appointive or elective position with 
the District of Columbia government after December 7, 2004.
  Sec. 808. No later than 30 days after the end of the first 
quarter of fiscal year 2008, the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia shall submit to the Council of the District of 
Columbia and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate the new fiscal year 2008 revenue 
estimates as of the end of such quarter. These estimates shall 
be used in the budget request for fiscal year 2009. The 
officially revised estimates at midyear shall be used for the 
midyear report.
  Sec. 809. None of the Federal funds provided in this Act may 
be used by the District of Columbia to provide for salaries, 
expenses, or other costs associated with the offices of United 
States Senator or United States Representative under section 
4(d) of the District of Columbia Statehood Constitutional 
Convention Initiatives of 1979 (D.C. Law 3-171; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 1-123).
  Sec. 810. None of the Federal funds made available in this 
Act may be used to implement or enforce the Health Care 
Benefits Expansion Act of 1992 (D.C. Law 9-114; D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 32-701 et seq.) or to otherwise implement or enforce 
any system of registration of unmarried, cohabiting couples, 
including but not limited to registration for the purpose of 
extending employment, health, or governmental benefits to such 
couples on the same basis that such benefits are extended to 
legally married couples.
  Sec. 811. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
Act, the Mayor, in consultation with the Chief Financial 
Officer of the District of Columbia may accept, obligate, and 
expend Federal, private, and other grants received by the 
District government that are not reflected in the amounts 
appropriated in this Act.
  (b)(1) No such Federal, private, or other grant may be 
obligated, or expended pursuant to subsection (a) until--
          (A) the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
        Columbia submits to the Council a report setting forth 
        detailed information regarding such grant; and
          (B) the Council has reviewed and approved the 
        obligation, and expenditure of such grant.
  (2) For purposes of paragraph (1)(B), the Council shall be 
deemed to have reviewed and approved the obligation, and 
expenditure of a grant if--
          (A) no written notice of disapproval is filed with 
        the Secretary of the Council within 14 calendar days of 
        the receipt of the report from the Chief Financial 
        Officer under paragraph (1)(A); or
          (B) if such a notice of disapproval is filed within 
        such deadline, the Council does not by resolution 
        disapprove the obligation, or expenditure of the grant 
        within 30 calendar days of the initial receipt of the 
        report from the Chief Financial Officer under paragraph 
        (1)(A).
  (c) No amount may be obligated or expended from the general 
fund or other funds of the District of Columbia government in 
anticipation of the approval or receipt of a grant under 
subsection (b)(2) or in anticipation of the approval or receipt 
of a Federal, private, or other grant not subject to such 
subsection.
  (d) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
may adjust the budget for Federal, private, and other grants 
received by the District government reflected in the amounts 
appropriated in this title, or approved and received under 
subsection (b)(2) to reflect a change in the actual amount of 
the grant.
  (e) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
shall prepare a quarterly report setting forth detailed 
information regarding all Federal, private, and other grants 
subject to this section. Each such report shall be submitted to 
the Council of the District of Columbia and to the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate 
not later than 15 days after the end of the quarter covered by 
the report.
  Sec. 812. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
none of the funds made available by this Act or by any other 
Act may be used to provide any officer or employee of the 
District of Columbia with an official vehicle unless the 
officer or employee uses the vehicle only in the performance of 
the officer's or employee's official duties. For purposes of 
this paragraph, the term ``official duties'' does not include 
travel between the officer's or employee's residence and 
workplace, except in the case of--
          (1) an officer or employee of the Metropolitan Police 
        Department who resides in the District of Columbia or 
        is otherwise designated by the Chief of the Department;
          (2) at the discretion of the Fire Chief, an officer 
        or employee of the District of Columbia Fire and 
        Emergency Medical Services Department who resides in 
        the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day 
        or is otherwise designated by the Fire Chief;
          (3) at the discretion of the Director of the 
        Department of Corrections, an officer or employee of 
        the District of Columbia Department of Corrections who 
        resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 24 
        hours a day or is otherwise designated by the Director;
          (4) the Mayor of the District of Columbia; and
          (5) the Chairman of the Council of the District of 
        Columbia.
  (b) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
shall submit by March 1, 2008, an inventory, as of September 
30, 2007, of all vehicles owned, leased or operated by the 
District of Columbia government. The inventory shall include, 
but not be limited to, the department to which the vehicle is 
assigned; the year and make of the vehicle; the acquisition 
date and cost; the general condition of the vehicle; annual 
operating and maintenance costs; current mileage; and whether 
the vehicle is allowed to be taken home by a District officer 
or employee and if so, the officer or employee's title and 
resident location.
  Sec. 813. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this Act 
may be used by the District of Columbia Corporation Counsel or 
any other officer or entity of the District government to 
provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
  (b) Nothing in this section bars the District of Columbia 
Corporation Counsel from reviewing or commenting on briefs in 
private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the 
District government regarding such lawsuits.
  Sec. 814. None of the Federal funds contained in this Act may 
be used for any program of distributing sterile needles or 
syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
  Sec. 815. None of the funds contained in this Act may be used 
after the expiration of the 60-day period that begins on the 
date of the enactment of this Act to pay the salary of any 
chief financial officer of any office of the District of 
Columbia government (including any independent agency of the 
District of Columbia) who has not filed a certification with 
the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
Columbia that the officer understands the duties and 
restrictions applicable to the officer and the officer's agency 
as a result of this Act (and the amendments made by this Act), 
including any duty to prepare a report requested either in the 
Act or in any of the reports accompanying the Act and the 
deadline by which each report must be submitted: Provided, That 
the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia shall 
provide to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate by April 1, 2008 and October 1, 
2008, a summary list showing each report, the due date, and the 
date submitted to the Committees.
  Sec. 816. Nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent the 
Council or Mayor of the District of Columbia from addressing 
the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage by health 
insurance plans, but it is the intent of Congress that any 
legislation enacted on such issue should include a ``conscience 
clause'' which provides exceptions for religious beliefs and 
moral convictions.
  Sec. 817. The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall submit 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, the Committee on Oversight and 
Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the 
Senate annual reports addressing--
          (1) crime, including the homicide rate, 
        implementation of community policing, the number of 
        police officers on local beats, and the closing down of 
        open-air drug markets;
          (2) access to substance and alcohol abuse treatment, 
        including the number of treatment slots, the number of 
        people served, the number of people on waiting lists, 
        and the effectiveness of treatment programs;
          (3) management of parolees and pre-trial violent 
        offenders, including the number of halfway houses 
        escapes and steps taken to improve monitoring and 
        supervision of halfway house residents to reduce the 
        number of escapes to be provided in consultation with 
        the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for 
        the District of Columbia;
          (4) education, including access to special education 
        services and student achievement to be provided in 
        consultation with the District of Columbia Public 
        Schools and the District of Columbia public charter 
        schools;
          (5) improvement in basic District services, including 
        rat control and abatement;
          (6) application for and management of Federal grants, 
        including the number and type of grants for which the 
        District was eligible but failed to apply and the 
        number and type of grants awarded to the District but 
        for which the District failed to spend the amounts 
        received; and
          (7) indicators of child well-being.
  Sec. 818. (a) No later than 30 calendar days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer of 
the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate 
committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council of the 
District of Columbia a revised appropriated funds operating 
budget in the format of the budget that the District of 
Columbia government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the 
District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-
204.42), for all agencies of the District of Columbia 
government for fiscal year 2008 that is in the total amount of 
the approved appropriation and that realigns all budgeted data 
for personal services and other-than-personal-services, 
respectively, with anticipated actual expenditures.
  (b) This section shall apply only to an agency where the 
Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia certifies 
that a reallocation is required to address unanticipated 
changes in program requirements.
  Sec. 819. (a) None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
made available to pay--
          (1) the fees of an attorney who represents a party in 
        an action or an attorney who defends an action brought 
        against the District of Columbia Public Schools under 
        the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 
        U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) in excess of $4,000 for that 
        action; or
          (2) the fees of an attorney or firm whom the Chief 
        Financial Officer of the District of Columbia 
        determines to have a pecuniary interest, either through 
        an attorney, officer, or employee of the firm, in any 
        special education diagnostic services, schools, or 
        other special education service providers.
  (b) In this section, the term ``action'' includes an 
administrative proceeding and any ensuing or related 
proceedings before a court of competent jurisdiction.
  Sec. 820. The amount appropriated by this title may be 
increased by no more than $100,000,000 from funds identified in 
the comprehensive annual financial report as the District's 
fiscal year 2007 unexpended general fund surplus. The District 
may obligate and expend these amounts only in accordance with 
the following conditions:
          (1) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
        Columbia shall certify that the use of any such amounts 
        is not anticipated to have a negative impact on the 
        District's long-term financial, fiscal, and economic 
        vitality.
          (2) The District of Columbia may only use these funds 
        for the following expenditures:
                  (A) One-time expenditures.
                  (B) Expenditures to avoid deficit spending.
                  (C) Debt Reduction.
                  (D) Program needs.
                  (E) Expenditures to avoid revenue shortfalls.
          (3) The amounts shall be obligated and expended in 
        accordance with laws enacted by the Council in support 
        of each such obligation or expenditure.
          (4) The amounts may not be used to fund the agencies 
        of the District of Columbia government under court 
        ordered receivership.
          (5) The amounts may not be obligated or expended 
        unless the Mayor notifies the Committees on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
        Senate not fewer than 30 days in advance of the 
        obligation or expenditure.
  Sec. 821. (a) To account for an unanticipated growth of 
revenue collections, the amount appropriated as District of 
Columbia Funds pursuant to this Act may be increased--
          (1) by an aggregate amount of not more than 25 
        percent, in the case of amounts proposed to be 
        allocated as ``Other-Type Funds'' in the Fiscal Year 
        2008 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to 
        Congress by the District of Columbia; and
          (2) by an aggregate amount of not more than 6 
        percent, in the case of any other amounts proposed to 
        be allocated in such Proposed Budget and Financial 
        Plan.
  (b) The District of Columbia may obligate and expend any 
increase in the amount of funds authorized under this section 
only in accordance with the following conditions:
          (1) The Chief Financial Officer of the District of 
        Columbia shall certify--
                  (A) the increase in revenue; and
                  (B) that the use of the amounts is not 
                anticipated to have a negative impact on the 
                long-term financial, fiscal, or economic health 
                of the District.
          (2) The amounts shall be obligated and expended in 
        accordance with laws enacted by the Council of the 
        District of Columbia in support of each such obligation 
        and expenditure, consistent with the requirements of 
        this Act.
          (3) The amounts may not be used to fund any agencies 
        of the District government operating under court-
        ordered receivership.
          (4) The amounts may not be obligated or expended 
        unless the Mayor has notified the Committees on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
        Senate not fewer than 30 days in advance of the 
        obligation or expenditure.
  Sec. 822. The Chief Financial Officer for the District of 
Columbia may, for the purpose of cash flow management, conduct 
short-term borrowing from the emergency reserve fund and from 
the contingency reserve fund established under section 450A of 
the District of Columbia Home Rule Act (Public Law 98-198): 
Provided, That the amount borrowed shall not exceed 50 percent 
of the total amount of funds contained in both the emergency 
and contingency reserve funds at the time of borrowing: 
Provided further, That the borrowing shall not deplete either 
fund by more than 50 percent: Provided further, That 100 
percent of the funds borrowed shall be replenished within 9 
months of the time of the borrowing or by the end of the fiscal 
year, whichever occurs earlier: Provided further, That in the 
event that short-term borrowing has been conducted and the 
emergency or the contingency funds are later depleted below 50 
percent as a result of an emergency or contingency, an amount 
equal to the amount necessary to restore reserve levels to 50 
percent of the total amount of funds contained in both the 
emergency and contingency reserve fund must be replenished from 
the amount borrowed within 60 days.
  Sec. 823. (a) None of the funds contained in this Act may be 
used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to 
legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the 
possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance 
under the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) or 
any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
  (b) The Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment 
Initiative of 1998, also known as Initiative 59, approved by 
the electors of the District of Columbia on November 3, 1998, 
shall not take effect.
  Sec. 824. None of the funds appropriated under this Act shall 
be expended for any abortion except where the life of the 
mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or 
where the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
  Sec. 825. (a) Direct Appropriation.--Section 307(a) of the 
District of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 
1970 (sec. 2-1607(a), D.C. Official Code) is amended by 
striking the first 2 sentences and inserting the following: 
``There are authorized to be appropriated to the Service in 
each fiscal year such funds as may be necessary to carry out 
this chapter.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 11233 of the Balanced 
Budget Act of 1997 (sec. 24-133, D.C. Official Code) is amended 
by striking subsection (f).
  (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.
  Sec. 826. Amounts appropriated in this Act as operating funds 
may be transferred to the District of Columbia's enterprise and 
capital funds and such amounts, once transferred shall retain 
appropriation authority consistent with the provisions of this 
Act.
  Sec. 827. In fiscal year 2008 and thereafter, amounts 
deposited in the Student Enrollment Fund shall be available for 
expenditure upon deposit and shall remain available until 
expended consistent with the terms detailed in ``The Student 
Funding Formula Assessment, Educational Data Warehouse, and 
Enrollment Fund Establishment Amendment Act of 2007'' (title 
IV-D of D.C. Law L17-0020) and the entire provisions of that 
Act are incorporated herein by reference.
  Sec. 828. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any 
reference to ``this Act'' contained in this title or in title 
IV shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of this 
title or of title IV.
  This division may be cited as the ``Financial Services and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 2008''.
    [Clerk's note: Reproduced below is the material relating to 
division D contained in the ``Explanatory Statement Submitted 
by Mr. Obey, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, 
Regarding the Consolidated Appropriations Amendment of the 
House of Representatives to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 
2764''.\1\
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    \1\ This Explanatory Statement was submitted for printing in the 
Congressional Record on December 17, 2007, prior to House consideration 
of the Consolidated Appropriations amendment and as directed by the 
House of Representatives in section 3 of H. Res. 869. The Statement 
appears in books II and III of the December 17 Congressional Record, 
with the division D portion beginning on page H16048 of book II.
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    The amendment discussed in the Explanatory Statement was 
agreed to without change by both the House of Representatives 
and the Senate. Therefore, the ``amended bill'' referred to in 
the Statement is the same as the legislation that has been 
signed into law.
    Section 4 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act provides 
that this Explanatory Statement ``shall have the same effect 
with respect to the allocation of funds and implementation of 
divisions A through K of this Act as if it were a joint 
explanatory statement of a committee of conference''.]

                   Explanatory Statement, Division D


 DIVISION D--FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS 
                               ACT, 2008

    Following is an explanation of the effects of this division 
of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2764 
(hereafter referred to as ``the amended bill'') relative to the 
versions of the Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 2008 (H.R. 2829) passed by the House of 
Representatives and reported by the Senate Appropriations 
Committee.

                            Report Language

    Report language included by the House (House Report 110-
207) or the Senate (Senate Report 110-129) that is not changed 
herein is approved. This explanatory statement, while repeating 
some report language for emphasis, is not intended to negate 
the language referred to above unless expressly provided 
herein.

                                TITLE I


                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $248,360,000 for departmental 
offices salaries and expenses, instead of $250,591,000 as 
proposed by the House and $251,641,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of the funds provided, not more than $3,000,000 is 
available until September 30, 2009 for information technology 
modernization, $258,000 is for emergencies or activities of a 
confidential nature, $5,114,000 is available until September 
30, 2009 for Treasury-wide financial audits, $3,000,000 is 
available until September 30, 2009 for secure space 
requirements, $2,300,000 is available until September 30, 2009 
for the hiring of personnel whose work will require a security 
clearance investigation, $2,100,000 is available until 
September 30, 2009 for critical infrastructure protection 
activities, and not more than $150,000 is allowed for reception 
and representation expenses.
    For the activities under this heading, the amended bill 
provides the following funding levels:

Executive Direction.....................................     $10,840,000
General Counsel.........................................       9,909,000
Economic Policies and Programs..........................      44,242,000
Financial Policies and Programs.........................      29,464,000
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence....................      56,775,000
Treasury-wide Management................................      18,505,000
Administration..........................................      78,625,000

    The amended bill provides an increase of $618,000, as 
requested and provided in the House and Senate bills, for 
enhanced international economic policy coordination. The 
Appropriations Committees expect the Department to increase its 
efforts to implement currency reforms in China.
    Of the funds provided for the Executive Direction budget 
activity, the Department is directed to provide $1,500,000 for 
a study on energy externalities directed by section 1352 of 
Public Law 109-58. The Senate version of the bill included 
these funds.
    Within the funds provided for the Financial Policies and 
Programs budget activity, the Department is directed to provide 
$1,000,000 to the Center for Resilient Financial Services e-
Cavern Partnership. These funds are intended to be the final 
Federal payment for this project.
    The Department is directed to fund Treasury's Office of 
Financial Education at a level not less than $1,100,000, an 
increase of approximately $400,000 above the amount requested. 
Within this amount, (1) not less than $200,000 is directed to 
be used to further the office's outreach and education 
activities focused on elementary schools and high schools, and 
(2) not less than $200,000 is directed to be used for the 
development of tailored, targeted materials and dissemination 
strategies to protect consumers against predatory lending and 
encourage the use of mainstream financial services. 
Additionally, the Department is directed to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act, on progress made in implementing the recommendations 
of the Government Accountability Office regarding the National 
Strategy for Financial Literacy.
    Within the funds provided for the Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence budget activity, the Department is directed to 
provide $300,000 to Treasury's Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence (TFI) to create a permanent position 
which will be responsible for managing and overseeing all TFI 
information technology operations, activities, and needs, as 
proposed by the Senate. In addition, within the funds provided, 
the Department is directed to provide $250,000 to the Office of 
Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for efforts to reduce OFAC's 
backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests, as proposed by 
the House.
    The amended bill includes a provision allowing the 
Department to transfer up to 2 percent of funds available 
between budget activities upon notification to the Committees 
on Appropriations. Transfers in excess of 2 percent may be made 
upon approval of the Committees on Appropriations.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $18,710,000 for systems and 
capital investments as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $18,450,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Inspector General as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate. Of the funds provided, up to 
$2,000,000 may be used for travel, $100,000 may be used for 
emergencies or activities of a confidential nature, and up to 
$2,500 may be used for reception and representation expenses.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $140,533,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by both the House and the Senate. Of the 
funds provided, up to $6,000,000 is for travel expenses, 
$500,000 may be used for emergencies or activities of a 
confidential nature, and up to $1,500 may be used for reception 
and representation expenses.

            AIR TRANSPORTATION STABILIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

    The amended bill includes language terminating the program 
and rescinding $3,600,000 in remaining unobligated balances, as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $85,844,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the Senate, instead of $83,344,000 as 
proposed by the House. Of the funds provided, not more than 
$14,000 is for reception and representation expenses, 
$16,340,000 is available until September 30, 2010, and 
$8,955,000 is available until September 30, 2009.
    The Department is directed to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on the Department's analysis of developing a 
cross-border electronic funds transfer reporting system. If the 
Department supports proceeding with this project, the report 
shall identify the revised estimated future year costs by 
fiscal year of developing a cross-border system.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $234,423,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the House, instead of $235,191,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the funds provided, $9,220,000 is 
available until September 30, 2010 for information technology 
modernization initiatives and up to $2,500 is for reception and 
representation expenses.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $93,515,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the House, instead of $97,015,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the funds provided, not more than 
$6,000 is for reception and representation expenses and $50,000 
is for cooperative research. The Department is encouraged to 
utilize funds from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to address the 
replacement of obsolete information technology equipment in the 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

    The amended bill provides that not more than $33,200,000 in 
new liabilities and obligations may be incurred during fiscal 
year 2008 for circulating coinage and protective service 
capital investments of the U.S. Mint, as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT

    The amended bill provides $182,871,000 for costs associated 
with administering the public debt, as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate. Of the funds provided, not more than 
$2,500 is allowed for reception and representation expenses and 
$2,000,000 is available until September 30, 2010 for systems 
modernization. The amended bill includes $10,000,000 in user 
fees to offset the appropriated amounts and $70,000 from the 
Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to reimburse the Bureau for 
various administrative expenses.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account

    The amended bill provides $94,000,000 for the Community 
Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund program, instead 
of $100,000,000 as proposed by the House and $90,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of the funds provided, up to 
$13,500,000 is for administrative costs, up to $7,500,000 is 
for the cost of direct loans, up to $250,000 is for 
administrative expenses of the direct loan program, and 
$8,000,000 is for technical assistance and other purposes for 
Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native 
communities. The amended bill includes language that limits 
loan obligations to $16,000,000, as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $15,000,000 as proposed by the House.
    The Department is directed to fund the Bank Enterprise 
Award program at a level not less than $20,000,000.
    The Appropriations Committees note that poverty, lack of 
economic opportunity, and lack of low-cost financial services 
continue to be problems across much of the Nation, particularly 
in many Hispanic-American, African-American, and Native 
American communities. The Committees appreciate the ongoing 
efforts of the CDFI Fund to work to remedy the particular 
problems in these communities and strongly encourage the CDFI 
Fund to continue to place a heavy emphasis on these efforts.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

    The amended bill includes $2,150,000,000 for Taxpayer 
Services, instead of $2,155,000,000 as proposed by the House 
and $2,149,200,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amended bill 
provides an overall increase of $46,911,000 above the budget 
request. It is the intent of the Appropriations Committees that 
the increase above the request is in addition to, and not a 
substitute for, the $94,500,000 in user fee collections that 
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimated in its fiscal year 
2008 budget request would be available to supplement the 
Taxpayer Services account.
    Of the increase above the budget request, $31,200,000 is 
directed to be targeted toward the following activities: (1) 
increasing IRS outreach and education activities, for 
individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt entities, above the 
levels assumed in the fiscal year 2008 budget request, and (2) 
increasing the number of tax returns prepared at IRS Taxpayer 
Assistance Centers. The Department is directed to include, in 
its fiscal year 2008 operating plan, a specific plan for 
increasing these activities above the levels assumed in the 
budget request. For purposes of comparison, the plan should 
include: (1) details on the funding levels and full-time 
equivalents (FTEs) assumed in the fiscal year 2008 budget 
request for these activities, and (2) funding levels and FTEs 
for these activities as funded by this Act.
    Within the overall funds provided, the amended bill 
provides not less than $3,000,000 for Tax Counseling for the 
Elderly and not less than $9,000,000 for low-income taxpayer 
clinic grants. In addition, not less than $177,000,000 is 
provided for operating expenses of the IRS Taxpayer Advocate 
Service (TAS). The Appropriations Committees note that previous 
IRS budget requests have recognized that a portion of the TAS 
budget is enforcement-related, due to the increases in TAS 
caseload resulting from stepped-up IRS enforcement activity. 
The Committees urge the Department, in future year budget 
requests, to include a portion of the TAS operating expenses 
budget in the IRS Enforcement account.
    The amended bill also provides $8,000,000, to be available 
until September 30, 2009, to establish a matching grant 
demonstration program for Community Volunteer Income Tax 
Assistance (VITA) programs, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed 
by the Senate and no funding as proposed by the House. The 
Appropriations Committees direct that the matching grant 
program be administered by the IRS in consultation with the 
Taxpayer Advocate Service. The program shall provide direct 
funds to enable VITA programs to extend services to underserved 
populations and hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and non-
urban, as well as to increase the capacity to file returns 
electronically, heighten quality control, enhance training of 
volunteers, and significantly improve the accuracy rate of 
returns prepared by VITA sites. The Appropriations Committees 
direct the IRS, in consultation with the National Taxpayer 
Advocate, to submit to the Committees, within 90 days of 
enactment, a proposed design plan for the matching grant 
program, including the scope of eligibility, an equitable 
selection methodology which takes into account geographic 
diversity, and an evaluation component to measure the overall 
effectiveness of the program and the results achieved.
    The IRS is directed to strengthen, improve, and expand 
taxpayer service overall. If the IRS proposes further 
reductions in specific taxpayer services, such reductions must 
be consistent with the budget justification, operating plan, 
and Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint, and the IRS must demonstrate 
that such reductions will not result in a decline in voluntary 
compliance. Where such reductions involve a reduction in face-
to-face service, the IRS must demonstrate that the proposed 
reductions do not adversely impact compliance by taxpayers who 
are dependent on such services, by showing, through such means 
as a successful pilot program, survey, or other empirical 
means, that there is an effective and viable service 
alternative available.
    The Appropriations Committees reiterate and modify House 
and Senate report language directing the IRS, together with the 
IRS Oversight Board and the National Taxpayer Advocate, to 
submit annually to the Committees an update to the Taxpayer 
Assistance Blueprint, detailing its implementation status and 
identifying any changes to the strategic plan for taxpayer 
service, including any research and relevant findings completed 
to date, and any open issues requiring additional research. The 
first update shall be submitted 90 days after enactment of this 
Act.

                              ENFORCEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $4,780,000,000 for Enforcement, 
instead of $4,925,498,000 as proposed by the House and the 
Senate. Of the funds provided, $57,252,000 is for the 
Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement (ICDE) program. The 
amended bill also permits the transfer of up to $10,000,000 to 
the Operations Support account for administrative costs of the 
ICDE program.
    The Appropriations Committees reiterate and modify the 
House report language requiring the IRS to work with the 
National Taxpayer Advocate and IRS Oversight Board to develop a 
5-year strategic plan for research to be submitted to the 
Committees no later than September 30, 2008. In addition, the 
Appropriations Committees reiterate the Senate report language: 
(1) directing the National Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS Office 
of Research to report to the Committees, by September 30, 2008, 
on factors that influence taxpayer compliance behavior; (2) 
directing the IRS to submit to the Committees, no later than 
March 1, 2008, a detailed research plan to address the 
shortfalls in the National Research Program (NRP); and (3) 
directing IRS, in administering its NRP for fiscal year 2008, 
to work with the National Taxpayer Advocate to collect 
information on the causes of noncompliance.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

    The amended bill provides $3,680,059,000 for Operations 
Support, instead of $3,769,587,000 as proposed by the House and 
the Senate. Of the funds provided, $75,000,000 is available 
until September 30, 2009 for information technology support and 
$1,000,000 is available until September 30, 2010 for research. 
In addition, not less than $2,000,000 is provided for the IRS 
Oversight Board and not more than $25,000 is for reception and 
representation expenses.
    The Appropriations Committees modify the Senate directive 
that the IRS include in its operating plan details on any 
planned reorganization, job reductions, or increases to offices 
or activities within the agency, or modifications to any 
service or enforcement activity. The Committees direct the IRS 
to obtain comments on the operating plan from the IRS Oversight 
Board and to provide a summary of the comments as part of the 
operating plan submission.
    The Appropriations Committees reiterate and modify the 
Senate directive that the IRS review its entire non-Business 
Systems Modernization information technology portfolio to 
ensure performance efficiencies that support tax administration 
activities. The Committees expect the IRS to make any changes 
necessary to ensure that each project has: (1) been properly 
classified for investment decision and management purposes, (2) 
the appropriate governance structure in place, (3) a risk 
management plan, (4) a contingency plan, (5) adequate 
provisions in the contracts to ensure penalties and repayment 
to the agency if performance is not met, (6) adequate 
contractor staffing and management in place to fulfill the 
contract terms and deliverables, and (7) been certified by the 
head of the relevant IRS business unit that the project is 
deemed necessary for its operations and meets its requirements. 
The Committees direct the IRS Chief Information Officer to 
submit a report within 120 days of enactment to the IRS 
Oversight Board, the Treasury Department, the Office of 
Management and Budget, the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate 
Finance Committee that certifies that the review has been 
completed, summarizes the findings, and describes actions being 
taken to address any problems identified. The Appropriations 
Committees further direct the IRS to provide quarterly 
briefings to the IRS Oversight Board and the Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration on the status of its information 
technology portfolio and to report immediately if any project 
experiences significant cost variances or milestone delivery 
date slippages. In addition, the Committees direct the IRS to 
review all critical systems and report to the Committees no 
later than 45 days after enactment of this Act on any actual or 
potential systems problems or risks impacting the 2008 filing 
season.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

    The amended bill provides $267,090,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization (BSM), instead of $282,090,000 as proposed by the 
House and the Senate. Language is included requiring approval 
by the Appropriations Committees of a GAO-reviewed spending 
plan for BSM prior to the obligation of the funds, except in 
the case of funds for IRS labor costs.

               HEALTH INSURANCE TAX CREDIT ADMINISTRATION

    The amended bill provides $15,235,000 for administration of 
the Health Insurance Tax Credit program as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes the following administrative 
provisions that were proposed by both the House and the Senate:
          Section 101 providing transfer authority;
          Section 102 requiring IRS to maintain training in 
        taxpayer rights;
          Section 103 requiring IRS to safeguard taxpayer 
        information;
          Section 104 permitting funding for 1-800 help line 
        services and directing the Commissioner to make 
        improving phone service a priority;
          Section 105 extending the authority of the Secretary 
        of the Treasury to exercise streamlined critical pay 
        authority with respect to certain IRS professional 
        positions;
          Section 106 extending the authority of the Secretary 
        of the Treasury with respect to certain IRS personnel 
        flexibilities relating to recruitment, retention, 
        relocation incentives, and performance awards; and
          Section 107 transferring from the Office of 
        Management and Budget to the Office of Personnel 
        Management the authority to fix the rate of basic pay 
        for IRS positions that have been designated by the 
        Secretary of the Treasury under streamlined critical 
        pay authority.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
administrative provision:
    Section 108 provides that not less than $7,350,000 shall be 
available for increasing, above fiscal year 2007 levels, the 
number of IRS personnel and related support activities 
performing IRS Automated Collection System functions. The 
Appropriations Committees are concerned that the IRS is not 
adequately utilizing the Automated Collection System (ACS) to 
maximize its in-house capacity to collect outstanding tax debt 
despite the $13 to $1 return on investment these positions 
deliver. The Appropriations Committees modify the House report 
language regarding retraining of employees and direct the IRS, 
as it increases ACS FTEs, to give preference and provide any 
necessary training to submission processing employees who have 
been subject to a reduction in force within the last two years 
or who will face the loss of their current position within the 
next two years. The Committees believe that this increase in 
ACS collection capacity will help to close the tax gap by 
bringing in more revenue at less cost than using private 
collection agencies and strongly urge the IRS to look to 
funding made available for administration of the private 
collection program to fund this increase in ACS positions.
    The amended bill does not include the following 
administrative provisions:
          Section 105 of the Senate bill regarding the Taxpayer 
        Advocate Service;
          Section 105 of the House bill and Section 106 of the 
        Senate bill, relating to funding for enforcement;
          Section 107 of the Senate bill relating to additional 
        transfer authority to implement the restructuring of 
        the IRS accounts;
          Section 108 of the Senate bill directing IRS to 
        develop a strategic plan to increase the voluntary tax 
        compliance rate to 85 percent in fiscal year 2009; 
        however, the Appropriations Committees note that on 
        August 2, 2007, the IRS issued a report on improving 
        voluntary compliance, and the Committees direct the IRS 
        to consult with the Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS 
        Oversight Board to develop proposals for continued 
        growth in the voluntary compliance rate;
          Section 112 of the Senate bill limiting funding in 
        support of tax collection contracts;
          Section 113 of the Senate bill precluding the use of 
        funds to expand the number of qualified tax collection 
        contracts while the IRS is eliminating processing 
        center employees, mandating a cost comparison study and 
        report, and requiring a disability preference program 
        for any additional qualified tax collection contracts; 
        and
          Section 114 of the Senate bill restricting the use of 
        funds to ramp down or eliminate submission processing 
        activities until the IRS issues a report on the 
        potential for employee reassignments.

         ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes the following administrative 
provisions that were proposed by both the House and the Senate:
          Section 109 allowing Treasury to purchase uniforms, 
        lease vehicles, and engage in other activities pursuant 
        to title 5 U.S.C. 5901;
          Section 110 allowing for the transfer of up to 2 
        percent of funds between Departmental Offices and the 
        various Treasury bureaus, except the IRS;
          Section 111 allowing for the transfer of up to 2 
        percent from the IRS accounts to TIGTA;
          Section 112 directing that the purchase of vehicles 
        be consistent with vehicle management principles;
          Section 113 prohibiting funding to redesign the $1 
        note;
          Section 114 allowing for the transfer of funds from 
        Financial Management Service, Salaries and Expenses' to 
        the Debt Collection Fund conditional on future 
        reimbursement;
          Section 115 extending the pay demonstration program 
        for one year;
          Section 116 prohibiting funds to build a United 
        States Mint museum without the approval of the 
        authorizing committees of jurisdiction; and
          Section 117 prohibiting funding for consolidating 
        functions of the United States Mint and the Bureau of 
        Engraving and Printing without the approval of the 
        House and Senate Appropriations Committees and the 
        authorizing committees of jurisdiction.
    The amended bill includes the following administrative 
provisions that were proposed by the Senate:
          Section 118 specifying that funds for Treasury 
        intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically 
        authorized until enactment of the fiscal year 2008 
        intelligence authorization act; and
          Section 119 clarifying that the Check Forgery 
        Insurance Fund is the appropriate funding source for 
        disbursing errors for which relief has been granted 
        under 31 U.S.C. 3527.

                                TITLE II


    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT


                     Compensation of the President

    The amended bill provides $450,000 for compensation of the 
President as proposed by both the House and Senate.

                           White House Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $51,656,000 as proposed by the 
Senate, instead of $53,156,000 as proposed by the House. The 
amended bill provides funding for the Privacy and Civil 
Liberties Oversight Board under a separate heading.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $12,814,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

    The amended bill provides $1,600,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $4,118,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                      Office of Policy Development


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $3,482,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                       National Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $8,640,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $2,000,000 for the Privacy and 
Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) as proposed by the 
Senate. The House provided $1,500,000 for the PCLOB under the 
``White House Office, Salaries and Expenses'' account. The 
amended bill modifies language proposed by the Senate regarding 
the citation of authorities.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $91,745,000, instead of 
$92,829,000 as proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $78,000,000 for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) instead of $78,394,000 as proposed 
by both the House and the Senate.
    The amended bill includes a provision, as proposed by the 
House, requiring that appropriations be applied only to the 
objects for which appropriations were made and shall be 
allocated in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth 
in the relevant explanatory statement, except as otherwise 
provided by law. The Senate did not propose similar language.
    The amended bill continues prior-year restrictions on the 
review of agricultural marketing orders, as well as 
restrictions and congressional notification requirements for 
the review of water resource matters, as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate. The amended bill also continues language 
that restricts OMB from evaluating or determining if Water 
Resources Project reviews are in compliance with laws, 
regulations, and requirements relevant to the Civil Works water 
resource planning process, as proposed by the Senate. The House 
did not propose similar language.
    The Federal Government has had a history of poorly managed 
and failed information technology projects, unfortunately 
resulting in expensive burdens to taxpayers. OMB can do more to 
better identify and track the causes for performance failure. 
OMB shall publish in the annual budget submission the specific 
reasons why a project is on OMB's High Risk List or OMB's 
Management Watch List. This information will allow GAO and 
Congress to spot trends, track progress and recommend 
corrective action.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $26,402,000 for Office of 
National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) salaries and expenses, 
instead of $26,636,000 as proposed by the House and $25,152,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $250,000 is for 
policy research and evaluation as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $1,316,000 as proposed by the House. Also provided 
within the overall amount is $1,250,000 for an independent 
study and analysis of ONDCP's organization and management, 
instead of $1,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    Within the total amount provided, the amended bill provides 
the following funding levels:


                                                 Amount          FTE

Office of the Director..................      $4,150,000              18
Office of the Deputy Director...........  .................     (vacant)
Office of Management and Administration.       3,072,000              15
Office of Legal Counsel.................       1,100,000               6
Office of Public Affairs................       1,950,000               7
Office of Legislative Affairs...........       1,015,000               7
Major Cities............................  .................  ...........
CTAC \1\................................  .................  ...........
Office of Planning and Budget...........       3,272,000              17
Office of Demand Reduction..............       1,780,000              11
Office of National Youth Anti-Drug Media         825,000               6
 Campaign...............................
Office of State, Local, & Tribal Affairs       2,125,000              14
Office of Supply Reduction..............       2,860,000              17
Policy Research.........................         250,000     ...........
Rental payments to GSA..................       2,753,000     ...........
Organization and management study.......       1,250,000     ...........


 \1\ The amended bill includes $1,000,000 for counternarcotics research
  and development projects under the ``Counterdrug Technology Assessment
  Center'' heading. ONDCP is expected to administer this program using
  resources and FTE available in other ONDCP offices.

    Senate report language regarding policy research and 
evaluation is adopted, and the Appropriations Committees 
reiterate that the use of policy research funds was never 
intended to be used for primary data collection. Funding for 
policy research shall be used as it was originally intended, 
and ONDCP shall report to the Committees on Appropriations on 
its policy research plans for using these funds within 30 days 
after the enactment of this Act.
    The amended bill assumes that not more than $600,000 shall 
be provided for travel by ONDCP officials, and although travel 
amounts are not allocated by office as proposed in the Senate 
report, the Appropriations Committees note the extensive travel 
conducted by ONDCP officials at taxpayer expense. The 
Committees are aware of investigations of travel by ONDCP that 
may have occurred for political purposes and caution the 
Director and other high-ranking officials that travel should 
occur for official business reasons only, not for political 
gain, and that travel should occur only when absolutely 
necessary in order to fulfill the ONDCP mission.
    Senate report language that requires the Director of ONDCP 
to provide to the Committees on Appropriations quarterly 
reports on travel expenditures, summarized by office, program, 
and individual, including dates and purpose of travel is 
adopted. The Director shall provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations quarterly reports on staffing levels and plans 
for future hirings. The staffing report shall include office, 
position title, salary, and job classifications of all persons 
employed by ONDCP, including contractors.
    The Appropriations Committees remain concerned about 
methamphetamine production, trafficking, and abuse. ONDCP 
should continue and strengthen its efforts to combat this 
problem. Such efforts should include working with other Federal 
agencies, as well as with state and local governments, to 
develop and implement strategies to reduce the demand for and 
supply of methamphetamine. The Appropriations Committees concur 
with Senate report language requiring the Director to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations within 30 days after enactment 
of this Act on its efforts to meet the requirements of House 
Report 109-307, the conference report to accompany H.R. 3058 
(109th Congress). As part of that report, the Director shall 
also report on additional options for how ONDCP, in conjunction 
with other Federal agencies if appropriate, can reduce 
methamphetamine use, particularly in rural communities. The 
consideration of options that result in the expansion of 
methamphetamine treatment for pregnant and parenting women 
offenders is encouraged.

                COUNTERDRUG TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT CENTER

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $1,000,000 for the Counterdrug 
Technology Assessment Center, instead of $10,000,000 as 
proposed by the House. The Senate did not include funding. The 
amended bill provides this funding for counter-narcotics 
research and development and requires that a spending plan for 
the use of these funds be submitted no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $230,000,000 for the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program, instead of 
$226,000,000 as proposed by the House and $235,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Funds shall be available until 
September 30, 2009, as proposed by the Senate. Of the funds 
provided, no less than $2,000,000 shall be for new counties; 
$2,100,000 is provided for audit activities; and up to $400,000 
shall be for the final year of development and implementation 
of a data collection system to measure performance.
    The amended bill requires ONDCP to submit recommendations 
for approval to the Committees on Appropriations for both the 
initial HIDTA allocation funding within 90 days after the 
enactment of this Act and the discretionary HIDTA funding, 
according to the framework proposed jointly by the HIDTA 
Directors and ONDCP, within 120 days after the enactment of 
this Act.
    While many positive steps have been made by the Lake County 
HIDTA, continued Federal management is needed to ensure the 
HIDTA's ability to meet its program goals. The Lake County 
HIDTA board is encouraged to select a highly-qualified Federal 
official to chair the Executive Board of the Lake County HIDTA 
for fiscal years 2008 through 2011.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $164,300,000 for Other Federal 
Drug Control Programs, instead of $197,800,000 as proposed by 
the House and $204,735,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within 
the amount provided, the bill provides the following 
allocations:

(In thousands of dollars)

National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.................         $60,000
Drug Free Communities Support Program...................          90,000
National Drug Court Institute...........................           1,000
National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.............           1,250
Demonstration programs for chronic hard drug users under 
    community supervision...............................             500
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.................................           9,600
World Anti-Doping Agency Membership Dues................           1,700
Performance Measures Development........................             250

                          Unanticipated Needs

    The amended bill provides $1,000,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $4,432,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate, and adopts the account header as 
proposed by the Senate.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $320,000 as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate, and adopts the account header as proposed 
by the Senate.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201 provides transfer authority between ``White 
House Office'', ``Executive Residence at the White House'', 
``White House Repair and Restoration'', ``Council of Economic 
Advisers'', ``National Security Council'', ``Office of 
Administration'', ``Office of Policy Development'', ``Special 
Assistance to the President'', and ``Official Residence of the 
Vice President'' as proposed by the House. The Senate proposed 
transfer authority between ``White House Office'', ``Executive 
Residence at the White House'', ``White House Repair and 
Restoration'', ``Office of Management and Budget'', ``Special 
Assistance to the President'', and ``Official Residence of the 
Vice President''.
    Section 202 requires a financial plan by ONDCP by program, 
project, and activity as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
required a similar plan on a project-by-project basis.
    Section 203 specifies that not to exceed 2 percent of ONDCP 
appropriations may be transferred between appropriated programs 
upon advance approval of the Committees. The Senate bill 
proposed 3 percent. The House bill did not include a similar 
provision.
    Section 204 specifies that not to exceed $1,000,000 of 
ONDCP appropriations may be reprogrammed upon advance approval 
of the Committees as proposed by the Senate. The House bill did 
not include a similar provision.
    The amended bill does not include section 205 of the Senate 
bill concerning the availability of funds for any program, 
project, or activity in excess of the budget estimates.
    The Appropriations Committees emphasize the importance of 
ONDCP adhering to the requirements of this Act with regard to 
transfers and reprogrammings. Timely notification of proposed 
transfers and reprogrammings to the Committees on 
Appropriations must be made, and such transfers and 
reprogrammings may not be implemented without the advance 
approval of the Committees. Sections 203 and 204 establish 
benchmarks for ONDCP transfers and reprogrammings, and section 
610 contains approval requirements for the creation or 
elimination of programs or activities, including the 
reorganization of offices.

                               TITLE III


                             THE JUDICIARY


                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $66,526,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Supreme Court as proposed by the House, instead 
of $66,522,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

    The amended bill includes $12,201,000 for care of the 
Supreme Court building and grounds as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $27,072,000 for the United States 
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, instead of 
$27,976,000 as proposed by the House and $27,438,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $16,632,000 as proposed by the 
Senate for the United States Court of International Trade, 
instead of $16,544,000 as proposed by the House.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $4,604,762,000 for the salaries 
and expenses of the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services, instead of $4,660,590,000 as proposed 
by the House and $4,709,991,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amended bill provides an additional $14,500,000 in emergency 
funding for a homeland security border initiative to address 
the critically understaffed workload associated with increased 
immigration enforcement along the Southwest border. In 
addition, the amended bill includes $4,099,000 for the Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Trust Fund as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

    The amended bill provides $835,601,000 for Defender 
Services, instead of $830,499,000 as proposed by the House and 
$840,601,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amended bill 
provides a cost of living adjustment from $94 to $96 an hour 
for non-capital panel attorneys and an adjustment from $166 to 
$170 an hour for attorneys associated with capital cases. The 
bill further provides a pay raise from $96 to $100 an hour for 
non-capital panel attorneys. In addition, the amended bill 
provides $10,500,000 in emergency funding to address the 
expected increased workload of attorneys appointed to represent 
persons under the Criminal Justice Act of 1964 as a result of 
increased immigration enforcement along the Southwest border.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

    The amended bill provides $63,081,000 for fees of jurors 
and commissioners as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$62,350,000 as proposed by the House.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $410,000,000 for court security, 
instead of $396,476,000 as proposed by the House and 
$412,720,000 as proposed by the Senate.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $76,036,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Administrative Office of the United States 
Courts, instead of $75,667,000 as proposed by the House and 
$78,536,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amended bill 
includes $8,500 for official reception and representation 
purposes. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is 
directed to include, as an addendum to the annual budget 
submission, a detailed five-year plan for courthouse 
construction projects with a yearly update of total projected 
future funding needs for associated rent payments and 
construction costs.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $24,187,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, instead of $23,994,000 
as proposed by the House and $24,475,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The amended bill includes $1,800,000 to be available 
until September 30, 2009. The Federal Judicial Center is 
directed to keep the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations informed of new staff hires throughout fiscal 
year 2008.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    PAYMENT TO JUDICIARY TRUST FUNDS

    The amended bill provides $65,400,000 for payments for 
various judicial retirement funds as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $15,477,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the United States Sentencing Commission, as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes the following administrative 
provisions for this Act that were proposed by both the House 
and the Senate:
          Section 301 allowing the Judiciary to expend funds 
        for the employment of expert and consultative services;
          Section 302 providing transfer authority in 
        compliance with reprogramming guidelines set forth in 
        sections 605 and 610 of this Act;
          Section 303 authorizing not to exceed $11,000 to be 
        available for official reception and representation; 
        and
          Section 304 requiring a financial plan from the 
        Judiciary allocating the sources and uses of all funds 
        within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
general provisions:
    Section 305 authorizes a cost of living adjustment for 
fiscal year 2008 for Federal judges, similar to language 
proposed by the Senate.
    Section 306 extends the authority to contract for repairs 
of less than $100,000 to the Judiciary for fiscal year 2008, 
similar to language proposed by the Senate.
    Section 307 authorizes a pilot program to allow the 
Administrative Office of the United States Courts to reimburse 
the United States Marshals Service for some services currently 
being performed by the Federal Protective Service as proposed 
by the Senate.
    Section 308 adds Vancouver as an eligible place of holding 
court for the Western District of Washington, as proposed by 
the Senate.
    Section 309 extends the term of temporary judgeships in 
Kansas and Northern Ohio for one year.

                                TITLE IV


                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

    The amended bill includes $33,000,000 for a Federal payment 
for tuition support as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$35,100,000 as proposed by the House. The District of Columbia 
is expected to adhere to the authorizing statute with regard to 
the administrative expenses associated with operation of this 
program.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The amended bill provides $3,352,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate for a Federal payment to the District 
of Columbia for the costs associated with emergency planning 
and security. Within the amount provided, $352,000 is for the 
District of Columbia National Guard for a tuition assistance 
program.

                      District of Columbia Courts


          FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

    The amended bill provides $223,920,000 as a Federal payment 
to the District of Columbia Courts, instead of $256,395,000 as 
proposed by the House and $217,318,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within this amount, $10,800,000 is for the District of 
Columbia Court of Appeals, $98,359,000 is for the District of 
Columbia Superior Court, $52,170,000 is for the District of 
Columbia Court System and $62,591,000 is for capital 
improvements to Court facilities. The Committees on 
Appropriations continue to be concerned with substandard 
working conditions at the Moultrie Courthouse cellblock. The 
District of Columbia Courts are directed to incorporate 
upgrades to the cellblock as a priority among the other capital 
improvements and to submit a plan to upgrade the cellblock 
conditions to the Committees on Appropriations within 60 days 
of enactment of this Act.

            DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

    The amended bill includes $47,975,000 for Defender Services 
in the District of Columbia, instead of $52,475,000 as proposed 
by the House, and $43,475,000 as proposed by the Senate. This 
amount is intended to provide an increase in the hourly rate 
for attorneys at half of the requested amount.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY 
                      FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The amended bill provides $190,343,000 for the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia as proposed by the House, instead of $190,791,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

    The amended bill includes $32,710,000 for a Federal payment 
to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service as proposed 
by both the House and the Senate.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

    The amended bill provides $8,000,000 for a Federal payment 
for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), 
instead of $12,000,000 as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate. WASA is directed to provide matching funds in the 
amount of $6,000,000 and the District of Columbia is directed 
to provide $2,000,000 in matching funds.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

    The amended bill provides $1,300,000 to the Criminal 
Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate. The CJCC is directed to report annually 
on performance measures and individual initiatives to the 
Committees on Appropriations.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The amended bill provides $5,453,000 instead of $6,148,000 
as proposed by the House for a Federal payment to the Office of 
the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia. The 
Senate did not include funding for this account. The funding is 
for grants to the following organizations with the requirement 
that the funds be spent primarily in the District of Columbia 
to benefit District residents:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Project name                            Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ARISE Foundation, Life-Management Skills Intervention/Re-       $282,000
 entry Program for High Risk Youth.........................
Barracks Row...............................................      500,000
Bright Beginnings, Inc.....................................      100,000
Catalyst, Eastgate HOPE VI project.........................      132,000
Center for Inspired Teaching...............................       52,500
Earth Conservation Corps...................................      282,000
East Capitol Center for Change, the Capital Area Asset         1,800,000
 Building Corporation, and the National Center for
 Fatherhood to administer Marriage Development Accounts in
 the District of Columbia..................................
Eastern Market.............................................      131,000
Everybody Wins!............................................      100,000
Excel Institute, Automotive Workforce Development Training       300,000
 Program...................................................
Historic Congressional Cemetery............................      625,000
Howard University College of Dentistry, Community Based           52,500
 Dental Education..........................................
International Youth Service and Development Corps..........      600,000
MenzFit, Career Development and Interview Preparation             23,500
 Program...................................................
Sitar Arts Center, Arts for Teens Initiative...............       22,500
Southeastern University....................................      300,000
STEEED Youth Program.......................................      150,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

    The amended bill includes $40,800,000 for a Federal payment 
for school improvement, as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate. Within this amount, $13,000,000 is for public schools, 
$13,000,000 is for public charter schools, and $14,800,000 is 
to provide opportunity scholarships.

          FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR CONSOLIDATED LABORATORY FACILITY

    The amended bill provides $5,000,000 for a Federal payment 
for a consolidated laboratory facility in the District of 
Columbia, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate. The District of Columbia is directed to submit 
a spending plan describing the capital needs of this project.

        FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR CENTRAL LIBRARY AND BRANCH LOCATIONS

    The amended bill provides $9,000,000 for a Federal payment 
to the District of Columbia for a central library and branch 
locations, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate.

    FEDERAL PAYMENT TO REIMBURSE THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

    The amended bill provides a Federal payment of $4,000,000 
as proposed by the House, instead of $5,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate, to:
          Reimburse the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 
        laboratory services for District of Columbia cases for 
        the sole purpose of:
                  Evidence examination and subsequent DNA 
                analysis for the District of Columbia cold case 
                DNA backlog; and
                  Expansion of resources dedicated to the 
                processing of District of Columbia cases, 
                including personnel, after October 1, 2007; and
                  Data entry and analysis for District of 
                Columbia cold cases.

FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA

    The amended bill provides $5,000,000 for a Federal payment 
to the Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of 
Columbia instead of $14,000,000 as proposed by the Senate, to 
enhance the quality of life for District residents. Of this 
amount $1,000,000 is to enhance local efforts for improving 
water quality of the Anacostia River, $1,000,000 is for 
historic preservation, $2,000,000 is for support of the Mayor's 
new public education initiative, and $1,000,000 is to expand 
pediatric health care. The Mayor of the District of Columbia is 
directed to submit a detailed spending plan to the Committees 
on Appropriations, including performance measures, before these 
funds may be expended within 30 days of enactment of this Act. 
The Mayor is further directed to submit a progress report on 
these activities no later than June 1, 2008 and a final report 
describing outcomes achieved no later than November 1, 2009.

                  HIV/AIDS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    It is noted that the President requested over 
$5,000,000,000 for prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS 
overseas. Yet an epidemic has developed in Washington, DC, our 
Nation's capital. While on average the United States has 14 
cases of HIV per 100,000 people, there are 128 cases per 
100,000 in Washington, DC. The Committees on Appropriations 
expect that given the billions of dollars that is appropriated 
each year for HIV/AIDS programs overseas, the President in his 
fiscal year 2009 budget submission will request specific 
Federal funds for the District of Columbia to combat the City's 
health crisis.

                       DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FUNDS

    The amended bill provides authority for the District of 
Columbia to spend $9,773,775,000 from the General Fund of the 
District of Columbia. Of the funds provided, $6,111,623,000 is 
from local funds, of which $339,989,000 is from the general 
fund balance; $2,015,854,000 is from the Federal grant funds; 
$1,637,736,000 is from other funds; and $8,562,000 is from 
private funds. In addition, the District may use $114,905,000 
from funds previously appropriated in this Act.
    For capital construction, the amended bill provides an 
additional $1,607,703,000. Of the funds provided, 
$1,042,712,000 is from local funds, $38,523,000 is from the 
Highway Trust Fund, $73,260,000 is from the Local Street 
Maintenance Fund, $75,000,000 is from revenue bonds, 
$150,000,000 is from financing for the consolidated laboratory 
facility, $42,200,000 is for stadium construction, and 
$186,008,000 is from Federal grant funds. In addition, 
$212,696,000 of prior year local funds are rescinded. In total, 
$1,395,007,000 is provided.

                                TITLE V


                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    The amended bill includes no funding for the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), instead of $116,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Funding for the CFTC will be addressed 
in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $80,000,000 for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), instead of $70,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate or $66,838,000 as proposed by the House. 
The amended bill also allows $1,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$500 as proposed by the House.
    Increases in the CPSC's budget are to be directed toward 
increased staff, workspace, and information technology 
resources, with the objective of considerably improving the 
CPSC's ability to safeguard consumers against dangerous 
products. In particular, the CPSC shall hire in the areas of 
hazard identification and reduction, as well as compliance and 
field operations. With these additional resources, the CPSC 
shall intensify monitoring of children's products and redouble 
its efforts to keep dangerous toys and other products out of 
children's hands.
    The Appropriations Committees emphasize the importance of 
replacing and upgrading the CPSC's testing laboratory and 
expect the fiscal year 2009 budget request to include 
sufficient funding to provide for a new facility.
    House report language directing CPSC to include a full 
report on its information technology modernization requirements 
in its fiscal year 2009 budget request is reiterated.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $16,530,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), instead 
of $15,467,000 as proposed by the House and $16,517,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Senate report language directing that 
$750,000 be provided for the Help America Vote Act College 
Program, a competitive grant program administered by the EAC, 
is adopted. The House included $750,000 for this program under 
the heading ``Election Reform Programs''.
    The amended bill also includes $200,000 for a competitive 
award program for mock elections for students in secondary 
education programs. The Senate bill included $300,000 for this 
purpose, and the House bill included (under ``Election Reform 
Programs'') $200,000 for a mock election program authorized 
under the Help America Vote Act. Funds may be used for eligible 
grantees for operating a nationwide program of simulated 
elections, and may support other activities including, but not 
limited to, forums, speeches, debates, student competitions, 
mock press conferences, and efforts to increase voter turnout. 
Senate report language is adopted directing that before funding 
is awarded, any grantee shall explain in detail how the mock 
elections are to be conducted, the number of students 
participating, guidelines that the program employs, internal 
fiscal controls used, and a statement attesting to the non-
partisanship of the program.
    In addition, the overall amount provided to this account 
includes $112,500 for administrative costs related to the mock 
election competitive award program and the election data 
collection grants program.
    The Appropriations Committees concur with House and Senate 
report language regarding the public release of research 
reports funded through the EAC. While the EAC may issue its own 
final reports and present its own conclusions on commissioned 
research, Federally-funded draft research reports presented to 
the EAC shall be available to the public without substantial 
edits. Researchers contracted to prepare those reports shall 
also be free to discuss their research following conclusion of 
the contract.

                        ELECTION REFORM PROGRAMS

    The amended bill provides $115,000,000 for election reform 
programs, instead of $300,950,000 as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not propose funding this account. This funding will 
be available to states for assistance in meeting the 
requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002.
    The amended bill does not include language proposed by the 
House regarding the Help America Vote College Program or the 
mock election program, which are addressed instead under 
``Salaries and Expenses''. The amended bill also does not 
include language proposed by the House requiring states to file 
new state plans.

                    ELECTION DATA COLLECTION GRANTS

    The amended bill includes $10,000,000 to carry out a pilot 
program, as specified in section 501 of this Act, relating to 
the collection of Federal election data at the state and 
precinct levels. To improve the administration of future 
elections, policy makers need accurate information on voter 
registration, ballots and ballot requests, election returns, 
voting error rates, election infrastructure and election 
policies and practices. However, the record has been poor with 
respect to state and local jurisdictions participating in, and 
providing meaningful data in response to, the EAC's voluntary 
Election Day Survey. This pilot program would enable five 
states to expand and improve the collection of election data to 
be provided to the EAC. The EAC shall report to Congress no 
later than June 30, 2009 on the impact of the pilot program.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $313,000,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Federal Communications Commission as proposed 
by the House and the Senate. Of the amounts provided, 
$312,000,000 is to be derived from offsetting fee collections, 
resulting in a net direct appropriation of $1,000,000. The 
amended bill transfers $21,480,000 from the Universal Service 
Fund to the Office of Inspector General, instead of $20,980,000 
as proposed by the House and $20,480,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
    The amended bill provides for $2,500,000 for the digital 
television consumer education and outreach initiative, an 
increase of $1,000,000 above the budget request. The 
Appropriations Committees encourage the maximum possible effort 
in preparing consumers for the digital television transition 
scheduled for February 2009.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

    Section 510 extends an exemption for the Universal Service 
Fund as proposed by the Senate. The House did not include a 
similar provision.
    Section 511 prohibits the Federal Communications Commission 
from changing rules governing the Universal Service Fund 
regarding single connection or primary line restrictions as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not include a similar 
provision.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The amended bill includes a transfer of $26,848,000 to fund 
the Office of Inspector General as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $59,224,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Commission as proposed by the House and the 
Senate.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $23,641,000 for the Federal Labor 
Relations Authority as proposed by the House, instead of 
$23,718,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $243,864,000 for the Federal 
Trade Commission (FTC), instead of $247,489,000 as proposed by 
the House and $240,239,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of the 
amounts provided, $139,000,000 is derived from Hart-Scott-
Rodino premerger filing fees as proposed by the House, instead 
of $144,600,000 as proposed by the Senate. Further, not to 
exceed $23,000,000 is derived from Do-Not-Call fees, instead of 
$20,000,000 as proposed by the House or $19,000,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. This results in a net discretionary 
appropriation of $81,864,000.
    The FTC shall allocate the increase above the President's 
request to high-priority activities, including subprime lending 
investigations, the implementation of the US SAFE WEB Act, 
actions to fight identity theft, activities relating to 
maintaining competition, and training and technical assistance 
to developing nations.
    The Appropriations Committees recognize and support the 
FTC's international programs. The FTC should continue 
competition policy and consumer protection efforts, including 
training and technical assistance, in developing countries.
    The amended bill does not include language, proposed by the 
Senate, to prohibit funds for removing the FTC from its 
headquarters building. The Appropriations Committees are not 
aware of any current, formal plan to relocate the FTC. However, 
the Committees would oppose such a plan and would support 
efforts to prevent any future proposal to relocate the FTC from 
moving forward. Moving the Commission out of its current 
location could raise rent costs and therefore unnecessarily 
increase must-pay bills. In addition, the FTC building, which 
was originally designed and built for the agency in 1938, is 
well-suited for the Commission's essential functions. In 
particular, the three large ceremonial courtrooms continue to 
serve the needs of the Commission to meet and adjudicate 
competition and consumer protection cases.
    Senate report language requiring the FTC to submit a report 
on childhood obesity and food marketing is adopted. This report 
shall be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations no later 
than 60 days after enactment of this Act.
    The FTC shall submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations every six months summarizing its activities 
relating to ongoing reviews of mergers, acquisitions and other 
transactions in the oil and natural gas industries, the 
investigation of pricing behavior or any potential 
anticompetitive actions in those industries, and the resources 
that the Commission has devoted to such reviews and 
investigations during that period.
    The FTC is encouraged to continue and strengthen activities 
in the area of consumer privacy protection, particularly with 
regard to Internet commerce. The Appropriations Committees are 
aware that this issue has been raised in the context of a 
recent FTC review of a proposed merger of Internet companies. 
The FTC should promote and, whenever possible, require adequate 
privacy safeguards for Internet users. This includes giving 
consumers knowledge and control over whether data may be 
collected from them by third parties as a result of their 
Internet activities. The FTC should also aggressively promote 
improved consumer awareness and education on Internet privacy 
matters, including requirements that Internet companies 
disclose on websites, in an obvious and consistent manner, what 
information they collect and how that information could be 
used.
    Senate report language directing the FTC to submit reports 
relating to the antitrust implications of collective setting of 
debit and credit card interchange rates is not adopted. This 
issue is under the purview of the Department of Justice.

                    General Services Administration


                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

               LIMITATIONS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

    The amended bill provides resources from the Federal 
Buildings Fund in the aggregate of $7,830,414,000 instead of 
$7,834,612,000 as proposed by the House and $8,370,706,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

    The amended bill limits funds for construction to 
$531,448,000 instead of $524,540,000 as proposed by the House 
and $894,992,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this total, 
the amended bill includes $225,000,000 in emergency funding as 
part of a homeland security border initiative. These funds will 
expedite construction at select land ports of entry, including 
one of the nation's most congested sites. The amended bill 
modifies the projects proposed by the House and Senate bills 
and provides funds for the following projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Project name                            Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arizona: San Luis, Land Port of Entry I.................      $7,053,000
California: San Ysidro, Land Port of Entry..............     199,179,000
Illinois: Rockford, United States Courthouse............      58,792,000
Maine: Madawaska, Land Port of Entry....................      17,160,000
Maryland: Montgomery County, Food and Drug                    57,749,000
 Administration Consolidation...........................
Minnesota: Warroad, Land Port of Entry..................      43,628,000
Missouri: Jefferson City, United States Courthouse......      66,000,000
New York: Alexandria Bay, Land Port of Entry............      11,676,000
Texas: El Paso, Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry...       4,290,000
Texas: Donna/Rio Bravo International Bridge, Land Port        23,384,000
 of Entry...............................................
Vermont: Derby Line, Land Port of Entry.................      33,139,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committees on Appropriations reiterate the concern of 
the Committees regarding the progress of the courthouse project 
in Los Angeles and direct the General Services Administration 
(GSA) to work collaboratively with the Administrative Office of 
the United States Courts and report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on the status of the project within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    The Appropriations Committees are supportive of the 
construction of the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and urge GSA to 
request funding for this important project.
    GSA is directed to perform a cost benefit analysis of 
building a Federal courthouse in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania at 
both the current courthouse site, as well as the site at 6th 
and Reilly Streets. The GSA is directed to report its finding 
to the Committees on Appropriations, the House Transportation 
and Infrastructure and the Senate Environment and Public Works 
Committees within 60 days of enactment of this Act. GSA is 
further directed that no funding, in excess of what is 
necessary to support this analysis, may be spent to design or 
begin construction of a courthouse at either site until after 
the findings are reported to the Committees.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

    The amended bill limits resources for repairs and 
alterations to $722,161,000 instead of $733,267,000 as proposed 
by the House and $804,483,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amended bill provides funding for repairs and alterations of 
the following projects:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Project name                            Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia: Eisenhower Executive Office           $121,204,000
 Building, Phase III....................................
District of Columbia: Joint Operations Center...........      12,800,000
District of Columbia: Nebraska Avenue Complex...........      27,673,000
Nevada: Reno, C. Clifton Young Federal Building and           12,793,000
 Courthouse.............................................
New York: New York, Thurgood Marshall United States          170,544,000
 Courthouse.............................................
West Virginia: Martinsburg, Internal Revenue Service          35,822,000
 Enterprise Computing Center............................
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                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS

    The amended bill includes a limitation of $155,781,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate for installment 
acquisition payments.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

    The amended bill provides a limitation of $4,315,534,000 
for payments of rental of space as proposed by the House, 
instead of $4,383,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The Committees on Appropriations have become aware that 
GSA's National Capital Region has decided to reverse a long-
standing policy and begin to charge rent to the National 
Aquarium--DC, which is located in the Herbert C. Hoover 
Building (HCHB). The Aquarium, built in 1931, has inspired 
visitors and contributed to their understanding of the 
importance of aquatic ecosystems. The Committees are concerned 
that the ``market rate'' used by the GSA to determine the 
rental rate does not equitably reflect the unique history and 
mission of the Aquarium, nor does it adequately reflect the 
current state of conditions in the basement of the HCHB. Given 
these factors, GSA is directed to work with the National 
Aquarium--DC to reach an equitable agreement regarding rent 
either through waiver, deferral, or reduction. The GSA is 
directed to report back to the Committees on Appropriations no 
later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act on the 
progress of this agreement.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

    The amended bill includes a limitation of $2,105,490,000 
for building operations as proposed by the House instead of 
$2,132,450,000 as proposed by the Senate. Language is included, 
requested in the President's budget, which designates $500,000 
to be used for a competitive contribution to entities which 
coordinate long term siting of Federal buildings and employment 
in the National Capital Region.
    The Committees on Appropriations are concerned about recent 
increases in charges from other agencies for security, 
especially for vacant space. The agencies are encouraged to 
develop an equitable agreement regarding such charges.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY

    The amended bill provides $52,891,000, instead of 
$64,791,000 as proposed by the Senate and follows the account 
structure of the Senate bill. The House bill did not reflect 
this account structure. The Committees on Appropriations 
understand GSA has achieved savings in this account of 
$1,900,000 and have therefore reduced the funding in this 
account accordingly.
    The Committees on Appropriations are supportive of the 
Senate language regarding environmental and energy efficiency, 
but due to funding constraints, did not provide $10,000,000 for 
the use of photovoltaic energy in public buildings as 
authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. However, GSA is 
encouraged to continue such efforts and is direct led to report 
to the Committees on Appropriations as stipulated in the Senate 
report.
    The Administrator of the GSA is directed to report back to 
the Committees on Appropriations no later than 120 days after 
enactment of this Act on proposed and ongoing measures taken by 
the GSA to reduce Federal consumption of conventional diesel 
fuel through the use of blended renewable fuels and biofuels, 
in compliance with Executive Order 13423.
    GSA should encourage Federal agencies to consider 
procurement of products, which when compared to similar 
products possess a technological improvement or other added 
value at the same or lower cost. Added value includes, but is 
not limited to, the protection of public health, the 
environment, or public safety, for example, rodent control.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $85,870,000 for Operating 
Expenses, instead of $89,547,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
House did not propose funding for this account. The amended 
bill does not include the Policy and Operations account as 
proposed by the House, which had consolidated the funding and 
activities of the Operating Expenses and Government-wide Policy 
accounts, as proposed by the President.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The amended bill includes $48,382,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General (OIG), instead of $53,382,000 as proposed by 
the House and $52,682,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amended bill provides $15,000 for payment of information and 
detection of fraud.
    The following language from the Senate report with 
modifications, is included:
          Neither GSA personnel nor associated contractors, 
        subcontractors, or private attorneys will attempt to 
        impede through intimidation or obfuscation, or in any 
        other way, thwart an audit or investigation undertaken 
        by the OIG under the Inspector General (IG) Act and may 
        not access emails from or to the OIG for such purposes 
        without permission;
          GSA will not automatically obligate and disburse the 
        funds appropriated for the OIG without prior OIG 
        consent;
          GSA will not attempt to impose any unwarranted or 
        unexplained charges from OIG's appropriated funds. The 
        OIG will, however, continue to be responsible for 
        contributing to agencywide support functions;
          All budget submissions from OIG will be transmitted 
        by GSA without any alteration to OMB, and all comments 
        and passbacks from OMB on such submissions will be 
        conveyed accurately to OIG;
          GSA will not impose any freeze on hiring in OIG at 
        any level, including the Senior Executive Service 
        (SES), in order to facilitate the OIG's ability to 
        implement the IG Act;
          OIG shall exercise authority independent of GSA for 
        processing the announcement and filling of all SES 
        vacancies, including the processing of all personnel 
        functions associated with those positions, allocated by 
        GSA to OIG personnel functions within the OIG; OIG 
        shall retain its authorization to perform all personnel 
        functions for non-SES positions; and
          The Administrator shall consider lapsed balance 
        requests from the OIG in a timely manner before 
        termination of the lapsed balance period. The OIG is 
        directed to include lapsed balances in the annual 
        budget submission.

                       ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $3,000,000 for the electronic 
government fund, instead of $2,970,000 as proposed by the House 
and $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. GSA is directed to 
evaluate the pricing structure of its services to Federal 
agencies to determine if GSA is overcharging its Federal 
clients and report back to the Committees on Appropriations its 
findings no later than 120 days after enactment of this Act.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $2,478,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former presidents, instead of $2,500,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. This reflects the 
decreased requirement for funding due to the passing of 
President Johnson's widow, ``Lady Bird'' Johnson.

                FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER FUND

    The amended bill provides $17,328,000 for the Federal 
Citizen Information Center, instead of $15,798,000 as proposed 
by the House and $17,790,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amended bill further provides reimbursable authority of up to 
$42,000,000 to be deposited into the account for fiscal year 
2008.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes the following administrative 
provisions for the General Services Administration that were 
proposed by both the House and the Senate:
          Section 520 authorizing GSA to credit certain 
        accounts with funds received from government 
        corporations;
          Section 521 authorizing the use of funds for the hire 
        of motor vehicles;
          Section 522 authorizing the transfer of funds from 
        Federal Buildings Fund to other appropriations with the 
        advance approval of Congress;
          Section 523 limiting funds for courthouse 
        construction to certain capital improvement plan 
        standards;
          Section 524 limiting funds to increase occupiable 
        square feet, cleaning services, security enhancements 
        or other services to agencies which do not pay the 
        requested rent; and
          Section 525 permitting GSA to pay small claims 
        against the Government.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
administrative provisions:
    Section 526 prohibits the use of funds for GSA to 
reorganize its organizational structure except through an 
operating plan change as proposed by the Senate.
    Section 527 requires that the Administrator shall ensure 
that the delineated area of procurement for all lease 
agreements is identical to the delineated area included in the 
prospectus unless prior notice is given to the Committees in 
the form of an explanatory statement.
    The Committees on Appropriations are concerned about the 
allocation of leased GSA office space in the Greater 
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Evidence indicates that 
there is a disparity between the leased space awarded in Prince 
George's County and that of nearby jurisdictions in the Greater 
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Specifically, the concern 
is regarding the lack of space awarded around Washington 
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations in Prince George's 
County, Maryland.
    Furthermore, it is noted that lease prospectuses #PMD-01-
WA07 and #PDC-05-WA07 have been awaiting procurement and the 
Committees expect compliance with the provisions authorized in 
the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's fiscal 
year 2008 lease resolutions.

                     MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $37,507,000 in direct 
appropriations and $2,579,000 from appropriate trust funds, for 
salaries and expenses of the Board as proposed by the House and 
the Senate.

 MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
                           POLICY FOUNDATION


 MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
                           POLICY TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $3,750,000 for the Morris K. 
Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental 
Policy Trust Fund as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$2,000,000 as proposed by the House.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

    The amended bill includes $2,000,000 for the Environmental 
Dispute Resolution Fund as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

              NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $315,000,000 for operating 
expenses of the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA) as proposed by the House, instead of $313,911,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The amount represents an increase of 
$2,126,000 above the Administration's request. The amount above 
the request is directed to be targeted first to restore the 
public research hours that were in place prior to October 2006, 
and then to provide for increases in NARA's archivist staff, to 
help reverse staffing reductions that have been made in recent 
years. NARA is directed to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations, within 30 days of enactment, on specific steps 
NARA is taking to restore the research hours and to bolster 
NARA's archivist workforce.

                      ELECTRONIC RECORDS ARCHIVES

    The amended bill includes $58,028,000 for the Electronic 
Records Archives (ERA) project, as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate. The amended bill also retains the directive 
requiring NARA to submit, and for the Committees on 
Appropriations to approve, a GAO-reviewed spending plan for ERA 
prior to the obligation of funds.
    The Appropriations Committees are increasingly concerned 
about the ERA program, NARA's oversight of the program, and the 
reliability of the work of the ERA contractor. The program has 
already experienced significant delays, as well as a cost 
overrun of approximately $15,000,000. Further, there has been 
no progress toward a cost-sharing agreement whereby NARA would 
share with the contractor the cost of the overrun. Failure to 
reach agreement on a cost share will mean that taxpayers will 
inevitably be left to pay the full amount of the cost overrun, 
even for delays and failures caused by the contractor.
    In addition, the ERA program continues to face significant 
risks that could jeopardize the ability of NARA to receive the 
electronic records of the current Administration in time for 
the January 2009 change in Administrations. Such a delay would 
be particularly harmful, for example, in the case of electronic 
national security records that are classified. These records 
will be needed in an accessible format to facilitate the 
national security work of the next Administration. While the 
Appropriations Committees recognize that NARA is now planning 
to use a separate off-the-shelf system to receive the current 
Administration's records, this effort is in the early planning 
stages and its cost and schedule have yet to be fully 
established.
    Further ERA project delays, especially at this important 
juncture, are unacceptable. NARA is directed to keep the 
Committees on Appropriations fully informed of the progress on 
the ERA effort and of efforts to reach a cost share agreement 
with the contractor on the cost overrun. NARA should also 
inform the Committees specifically of how the reallocation of 
funds from the ERA project to acquire a new system for 
Presidential records will affect the ERA project. In addition, 
NARA is directed to provide monthly ERA progress reports, 
beginning no later than 30 days after enactment, to both GAO 
and to the Committees on Appropriations.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

    The amended bill includes $28,605,000 for repairs and 
restoration instead of $16,095,000 as proposed by the House and 
$25,173,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amended bill 
provides: (1) $8,663,000 for ongoing repairs and restoration at 
NARA facilities; (2) $8,000,000 for property acquisition, site 
preparation, construction, expansion, and renovation work for 
the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library; (3) $750,000 for 
design work on renovations to the Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Presidential Library; (4) $7,432,000 for construction of an 
archival addition to the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library; 
and (5) $3,760,000 to complete the repair and restoration of 
the plaza that surrounds the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential 
Library.
    NARA is directed to update its comprehensive capital needs 
assessment for its entire infrastructure of presidential 
libraries and records facilities. The fiscal year 2008 
President's Budget provided funding for ongoing repairs only to 
records facilities, leaving presidential libraries--some of 
which are in major disrepair--sorely in need of support and at 
risk for flooding and other potential dangers. The 
Appropriations Committees urge that the fiscal year 2009 
President's Budget include funding for both records facilities 
and presidential libraries.

 NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $9,500,000 for NARA's grant 
program, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
the Senate. Of the amount provided, $2,000,000 is to be 
transferred to the operating expenses account.
    The Appropriations Committees are concerned about the 
lengthy amount of time currently required to complete the 
publication of the Founding Fathers historical papers projects. 
These projects began in the 1960s and are expected to continue 
two or more decades until completion. Mindful of the 
technologies and tools currently available, the Committees 
believe the Archivist should accelerate the process for 
delivering the papers of the Founding Fathers to the American 
people. Therefore, the Archivist is directed, as Chairman of 
the NHPRC, to develop a comprehensive plan for the online 
electronic publication, within a reasonable timeframe, of the 
papers of the Founding Fathers and to submit this plan to the 
Committees on Appropriations no later than 90 days after the 
enactment of this Act.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS

                             ADMINISTRATION

    The amended bill modifies language proposed by the Senate 
requiring NARA to include, as part of its fiscal year 2009 
budget justifications, a prioritized capital needs assessment 
for NARA facilities.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

    The amended bill provides a limitation of $1,500,000,000 on 
direct loans as proposed by both the House and the Senate.

               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

    The amended bill includes $975,000 for the Community 
Development Revolving Loan Fund, instead of $1,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $950,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $11,750,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Government Ethics as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

    The amended bill includes $101,765,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the House and the Senate. In addition, 
the amended bill transfers $123,901,000 from the Office of 
Personnel Management (OPM) trust funds for salaries and 
expenses, instead of $123,401,000 as proposed by the House and 
$124,401,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, 
$26,965,000 shall be for the cost of automating the retirement 
recordkeeping systems, instead of $26,465,000 as proposed by 
the House and $27,465,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    As proposed by both the House and the Senate, the 
Appropriations Committees agree to provide up to $2,500 for 
reception and representation costs, $5,991,000 to remain 
available until expended for the enterprise human resources 
integration project, $1,351,000 to remain available until 
expended for the human resources line of business project, 
$340,000 to remain available until expended for the e-payroll 
project, and $170,000 to remain available until expended for 
the e-training project.
    The Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) has 
created a working group to consider new regulatory criteria for 
defining wage areas and to make recommendations to OPM. These 
criteria and recommendations will affect certain wage areas of 
interest to the Committees on Appropriations, including the 
Boston, Massachusetts, and the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 
wage areas. The FPRAC shall report to the Committees on 
Appropriations on the working group's wage area criteria 
recommendations no later than April 30, 2008.
    The Appropriations Committees understand that the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) has concerns about 
whether OPM is effectively managing the Retirement Systems 
Modernization (RSM) program, particularly regarding whether OPM 
is taking necessary actions to ensure that system tests are 
successfully executed and that all critical system defects are 
addressed prior to system deployment. Accordingly, not later 
than February 20, 2008, OPM shall submit a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations and GAO that includes RSM system 
test results and describes the status of system defect 
resolution. The report should also describe OPM's progress 
toward developing a reliable program cost estimate and 
instituting reliable earned value management for the RSM 
program. GAO shall provide the Committees on Appropriations and 
OPM with comments on the report.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $1,519,000 for salaries and 
expenses as proposed by the House and the Senate. In addition, 
$17,081,000 is provided from the OPM trust funds as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $16,981,000 as proposed by the House. 
Funding above the budget request is provided to support audits 
and investigations.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS

    The amended bill provides such sums as necessary for health 
benefits payments as proposed by both the House and the Senate.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES LIFE INSURANCE

    The amended bill provides such sums as necessary for life 
insurance payments as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.

      PAYMENT TO THE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

    The amended bill provides such sums as necessary for 
retirement and disability payments as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $17,468,000 for salaries and 
expenses for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), instead of 
$16,368,000 as proposed by both the House and the Senate. 
Additional funding of $1,100,000 is included to assist OSC with 
computer forensics in connection with its Special Task Force 
investigations.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $906,000,000 for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission (SEC), instead of $908,442,000 as 
proposed by the House and $905,330,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
    The amended bill includes $20,000 to fund a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions as proposed by the House, instead of $13,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
    The amended bill permits not to exceed $3,500 for official 
reception and representation expenses as proposed by the House, 
instead of $3,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    The amended bill provides that $63,262,000 shall be derived 
from prior year unobligated balances, instead of $41,397,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.
    Smaller public companies deserve their own advocate within 
the SEC to help them face the joint challenge of meeting 
section 404 compliance deadlines with untested risk-based 
regulation. The Appropriations Committees recognize the 
important role of the Commission's Office of Small Business 
Policy and direct it to act as the Commission's Small Business 
Ombudsman. The Office is encouraged to maintain an `open door' 
policy, regularly soliciting comments from small businesses and 
publishing their concerns within the Commission, to assure that 
the needs of small business are reflected in the Commission's 
rules, and in the interpretations and guidance the SEC provides 
to the public.
    The Appropriations Committees are concerned about costs 
that may confront small businesses complying with section 404 
of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related SEC guidance and Public 
Company Accounting Oversight Board auditing standards. 
Therefore, the Committees are supportive of the recent decision 
by the SEC to delay for an additional year the requirement for 
an auditor's attestation of management's assessment of internal 
controls. The Committees understand that the SEC is collecting 
cost data and will assess that data to determine whether the 
current guidance and standards, approved in May 2007, pose an 
unreasonable financial burden on small businesses. The SEC is 
directed to solicit the views of affected small businesses 
during this process.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $22,000,000 as proposed by both 
the House and the Senate. The amended bill also includes 
language to allow the President to waive provisions of 31 
U.S.C. 1341 when it is necessary for the interest of national 
defense.

                     Small Business Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill provides $344,123,000 for the salaries and 
expenses account of the Small Business Administration (SBA), 
instead of $346,553,000 as proposed by the House and 
$412,103,000 as proposed by the Senate. An additional amount 
for initiatives related to small business development and 
entrepreneurship is provided under SBA administrative 
provisions.
    Of the amounts provided under this heading, $203,177,000 is 
for operating expenses of the SBA. In addition, a total of 
$144,414,000 from other SBA accounts may be transferred to and 
merged with the salaries and expenses account, resulting in a 
total availability for salaries and expenses of $347,591,000. 
The additional amount consists of $135,414,000 from the 
Business Loans Program account and $9,000,000 (provided as part 
of Public Law 110-28) from the Disaster Loans Program account 
for the administrative expenses related to those accounts.
    Non-Credit Programs.--No less than the following amounts 
shall be dedicated to these non-credit programs of the SBA:

(In thousands of dollars)

Veterans Programs.......................................            $743
7(j) Technical Assistance Programs......................           2,300
Small Business Development Centers......................          97,120
SCORE...................................................           4,950
Women's Business Centers................................          13,000
Women's Business Council................................             743
Native American Outreach................................           1,000
Drug-free Workplace Program.............................             990
Microloan Technical Assistance..........................          15,000
PRIME...................................................           3,000
HUBZone.................................................           2,100
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                    ____________________________________________________
    Total, non-credit programs..........................         140,946

    In addition, the Appropriations Committees expect that the 
National Ombudsman; the Office of Advocacy, including support 
for the Advocacy Database; international trade programs; and 
the defense transition program receive no less than the fiscal 
year 2007 level of funding.
    The amended bill does not include language proposed by the 
Senate to designate 41 percent of the total Women's Business 
Centers funding for centers in sustainability status.
    The Appropriations Committees are aware that there are 
certain rural areas that are underutilized business areas but 
are excluded from HUBZone designation based on the current 
program authorization. SBA is encouraged to continue to examine 
ways to incorporate these areas into any future revisions of 
the Small Business Act.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The amended bill provides $15,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the Small Business Administration as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                 SURETY BOND GUARANTEES REVOLVING FUND

    The amended bill provides $3,000,000 for this account as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The amended bill provides $137,414,000 as proposed by the 
Senate, instead of $217,944,000 as proposed by the House. The 
amount includes $2,000,000 for subsidies for direct business 
loans as proposed by the Senate, instead of $2,530,000 as 
proposed by the House. The Appropriations Committees note that 
entrepreneurs who have served on active duty in the military or 
are currently in the National Guard and Reserve have particular 
challenges in maintaining the viability of their businesses. 
The SBA shall give veterans and service members as much support 
as possible in securing capital through the 7(a) loan guarantee 
program, including through the Patriot Express Loan Initiative 
and other SBA programs targeted at veterans.
    The amended bill also includes $135,414,000, within the 
total amount appropriated, for administrative expenses related 
to business loan programs as proposed by both the House and the 
Senate. The amount provided for administrative expenses may be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation for SBA 
salaries and expenses to cover the common overhead expenses 
associated with business loans.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 530 of the amended bill allows transfers between 
accounts as proposed by both the House and the Senate.
    Section 531 requires that all loans issued in Alaska or 
North Dakota be administered by the Small Business 
Administration and not be sold during fiscal year 2008 as 
proposed by the Senate.
    Section 532 modifies language proposed by the Senate to 
provide for technical corrections to Public Law 109-108.
    Section 533 amends Public Law 110-28 by placing ``up to'' 
before $25,000,000 provided for the disaster loan program.
    Section 534 provides additional amounts for small business 
development and entrepreneurship initiatives, including 
programmatic and construction activities, to be awarded as 
follows:
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                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

    The amended bill provides $117,864,000 for payment to the 
Postal Service Fund as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$88,864,000 as proposed by the House. Of the total amount 
provided, $88,864,000 is provided as an advance appropriation 
for free mail for the blind and overseas voters to be available 
on October 1, 2008. The agreement also includes $29,000,000 for 
repayment for revenue forgone.
    The Appropriations Committees are concerned about the 
findings of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report 
released in June 2007, as well as GAO testimony before Congress 
in July 2007, that raise serious questions about the United 
States Postal Service's mail realignment efforts. The GAO noted 
its concerns relating to several issues, including ``USPS's 
unclear criteria for selecting facilities and deciding on [area 
mail processing (AMP)] consolidations, the use of inconsistent 
data calculations, limited measures of the effect of changes on 
delivery performance, and a lack of appropriate stakeholder and 
public input when considering potential AMP consolidations.'' 
The Committees question the efficacy of proceeding with AMP 
consolidations if decisions are being made with inadequate data 
analysis and stakeholder input, and also if it is unclear 
whether such consolidations will adversely affect timely mail 
delivery. The Committees are particularly concerned about AMP 
consolidations in Sioux City, Iowa; Aberdeen, South Dakota; 
Bronx, New York; Pasadena, California; Canton, Ohio; and 
Detroit/Flint, Michigan. The Committees understand that the 
Postal Service will be providing updated AMP guidance on 
communications with the public in March 2008, as well as a 
Facilities Plan (as required by the Postal Accountability and 
Enhancement Act) in June 2008. GAO is directed to evaluate 
these reports to determine whether the Postal Service has 
implemented GAO's recommendations to strengthen planning and 
accountability in realignment efforts. GAO is further directed 
to report its findings to the Committees on Appropriations. The 
Postal Service is directed not to implement the above-
referenced AMP consolidations until after the GAO has reported 
to the Committees and the Committees have had an opportunity to 
review the GAO findings.
    The Appropriations Committees are also aware of concerns 
regarding a possible AMP consolidation relating to Alexandria, 
Louisiana. The Committees understand that there is currently no 
consolidation planned for Alexandria, and the Committees would 
oppose any effort to initiate a consolidation.
    The Appropriations Committees are concerned about the 
condition of postal facilities in a number of municipalities in 
Puerto Rico, including Dorado, Guaynabo, Rincon, San German, 
Villalba, Yabucoa, and Yauco. The Postal Service, working with 
local officials and community leaders, should evaluate the 
needs of these communities and include these facilities in its 
nationwide priority list to ensure that capital resources are 
focused on the maintenance and enhancement of existing 
infrastructure at these facilities. The Postal Service is 
directed to report on these efforts to the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    The Appropriations Committees are also concerned about the 
postal facility needs of the City of Indio, California. The 
current facility is inadequate to meet the City's needs given 
its rapid population growth. The Postal Service should work 
with City officials to evaluate the need for a new facility and 
report its findings to the Committees on Appropriations.
    The Appropriations Committees are concerned about mail 
service delays in Chicago, Illinois. The Postal Service is 
directed to continue working with city officials and implement 
management reforms that will secure and maintain a high level 
of mail delivery service for postal consumers in Chicago. The 
Postal Service is also directed to regularly update the 
Committees on Appropriations on these efforts.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The amended bill includes $45,326,000 for the United States 
Tax Court as proposed by the Senate, instead of $45,069,000 as 
proposed by the House.

                                TITLE VI


                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

    The amended bill includes the following general provisions 
for this Act that were proposed by both the House and the 
Senate:
          Section 601 regarding absorption of pay raises within 
        levels provided in this or previous appropriations 
        acts;
          Section 602 prohibiting pay and other expenses for 
        non-Federal parties in regulatory or adjudicatory 
        proceedings funded in this Act;
          Section 603 prohibiting obligations beyond the 
        current fiscal year and prohibiting transfers of funds 
        unless expressly so provided herein;
          Section 604 limiting consulting service expenditures 
        to contracts where such expenditures are a matter of 
        public record, with exceptions;
          Section 605 prohibiting funds from being transferred 
        to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the 
        United States without expressed authority;
          Section 606 prohibiting the use of funds to engage in 
        activities that would prohibit the enforcement of 
        section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act;
          Section 607 concerning employment rights of Federal 
        employees who return to their civilian jobs after 
        assignment with the Armed Forces by prohibiting payment 
        under certain circumstances to any employee who fills 
        this position;
          Section 608 prohibiting funds from being expended 
        unless the recipient agrees to comply with the Buy 
        American Act;
          Section 609 prohibiting funding to a person or entity 
        convicted of violating the Buy American Act;
          Section 611 providing that not to exceed 50 percent 
        of unobligated balances from salaries and expenses may 
        remain available for certain purposes;
          Section 612 providing that no funds may be used by 
        the Executive Office of the President to request any 
        official background investigation from the Federal 
        Bureau of Investigation unless the person has given 
        consent or there are national security circumstances;
          Section 613 requiring that cost accounting standards 
        not apply to a contract under the Federal Employees 
        Health Benefits Program;
          Section 614 permitting the Office of Personnel 
        Management to accept funds regarding the nonforeign 
        area cost of living allowances; and
          Section 618 waiving restrictions on the purchase of 
        non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies in the 
        case of acquisition by the Federal Government of 
        information technology.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
general provisions:
    Section 610 specifies reprogramming procedures for all 
departments, agencies, and offices funded under this Act unless 
otherwise specified elsewhere in this Act. Reprogramming 
requirements apply to transfers in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less, as proposed by the Senate, instead 
of $1,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, as proposed by 
the House. The amended bill also includes modified language 
that applies the requirements to a reprogramming of funds that 
creates or reorganizes offices, programs, or activities. 
Language is also included requiring that agencies consult with 
the Committees on Appropriations prior to any significant 
reorganization or restructuring. Agencies are expected to 
follow the reprogramming procedures even if a reprogramming 
falls below the $5,000,000 or 10 percent threshold if such 
reprogramming would significantly change an agency's funding 
requirements in future years, or if programs or projects 
specifically cited in the reports of the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations or in this explanatory statement 
are affected.
    Section 615 prohibits the expenditure of funds for 
abortions under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program 
as proposed by the House.
    Section 616 provides an exemption from section 615 if the 
life of the mother is in danger or if the pregnancy is a result 
of an act of rape or incest as proposed by the House.
    Section 617 prohibits the use of funds for a proposed rule 
relating to the determination that real estate brokerage is a 
financial activity. This prohibition applies to fiscal years 
2008 and 2009, instead of to only fiscal year 2008 as proposed 
by the House or to fiscal year 2008 and thereafter as proposed 
by the Senate.
    Section 619 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to 
invest in full the amounts appropriated and contributed to the 
Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund, as proposed by 
the House.
    Section 620 establishes a prohibition on the acceptance by 
agencies or commissions funded by this Act, or by their 
officers or employees, of payment or reimbursement for travel, 
subsistence, or related expenses from any person or entity (or 
their representative) that engages in activities regulated by 
such agencies or commissions. The Appropriations Committees are 
troubled by recent reports of senior officers and staff of a 
regulatory agency accepting gift travel. Accepting such payment 
or reimbursement from regulated entities raises serious 
questions about the ability of a regulatory agency to carry out 
its mission in a fair and unbiased manner.
    Section 621 prohibits funds from being used by the Federal 
Communications Commission to implement the Fairness Doctrine, 
as proposed by the House.
    Section 622 requires quarter dollars issued during 2009 to 
have designs on the reverse side commemorating the District of 
Columbia and each of the U.S. territories.
    Section 623 directs the Treasury Department, as soon as is 
practicable, to move the inscription ``In God We Trust'' on the 
$1 coin from the edge to the face of the coin.
    Section 624 appropriates $600,000 for the Christopher 
Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
    The amended bill does not include section 617 of the Senate 
bill relating to increased penalties under section 206 of the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
    The amended bill does not include section 618 of the Senate 
bill relating to reporting on activities of the petroleum 
industry in Sudan.
    The amended bill does not include section 619 of the Senate 
bill relating to a prohibition on funds to enforce a provision 
of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations regarding agricultural 
and medical sales to Cuba.
    The amended bill does not include section 620 of the Senate 
bill concerning agricultural and medical-related sales to Cuba.
    The amended bill does not include section 621 of the House 
bill relating to additional amounts for small business 
development and entrepreneurship initiatives. This provision is 
now under the heading ``Administrative Provisions--Small 
Business Administration''.

                               TITLE VII


                  GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

    The amended bill includes the following government-wide 
general provisions that were proposed by both the House and the 
Senate:
          Section 701 allowing, hereafter, payment for travel 
        of families serving overseas to the United States in 
        case of death or life threatening illness;
          Section 702 requiring all agencies have a written 
        policy for ensuring a drug free workplace;
          Section 703 setting specific limits on the cost of 
        passenger vehicles with exceptions for police, heavy 
        duty, electric hybrid and clean fuels vehicles;
          Section 704 making appropriations available for 
        quarters/cost of living allowances;
          Section 705 prohibiting the government from employing 
        non-US citizens (with exceptions) whose posts are in 
        the continental United States;
          Section 706 ensuring that appropriations made 
        available to any department or agency for space, 
        services and rental charges shall also be available for 
        payment to the GSA;
          Section 707 allowing the use of receipts from the 
        sale of materials for acquisition, waste reduction and 
        prevention, environmental management programs and other 
        Federal employee programs as appropriate;
          Section 708 permitting that funds for administrative 
        expenses shall also be available for rent in the 
        District of Columbia, services under 5 U.S.C. 3109, and 
        other objects specified in this head;
          Section 709 prohibiting, hereafter, funds to pay to 
        hire someone for a position for which they have been 
        rejected by the Senate;
          Section 710 prohibiting funds for interagency 
        financing boards (with exception), commissions, 
        councils, committees or similar groups without prior 
        approval to receive multi-agency funding;
          Section 711 precluding funds for regulations which 
        have been disapproved by joint resolution;
          Section 712 setting ceilings on pay rates for certain 
        Federal employees for fiscal year 2008;
          Section 713 limiting the amount of funds that can be 
        used for redecoration of offices under certain 
        circumstances to $5,000, unless approved by the 
        Committees on Appropriations;
          Section 714 allowing for interagency funding of 
        national security and emergency preparedness 
        telecommunications initiatives;
          Section 715 requiring agencies to certify that a 
        Schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
        primarily to detail the employee to the White House;
          Section 716 requiring, hereafter, agencies to 
        administer a policy designed to ensure that all 
        workplaces are free from discrimination and sexual 
        harassment;
          Section 717 prohibiting the payment of any employee 
        who prohibits, threatens, prevents or otherwise 
        penalizes another employee from communicating with 
        Congress;
          Section 718 prohibiting Federal training not directly 
        related to the performance of official duties;
          Section 719 preventing funds from being used to 
        implement or enforce non-disclosure agreement policies 
        unless certain provisions are included;
          Section 720 prohibiting propaganda, publicity and 
        lobbying by executive agency personnel in support or 
        defeat of legislative initiatives;
          Section 721 prohibiting any Federal agency from 
        disclosing an employee's home address to any labor 
        organization, absent employee authorization or court 
        order;
          Section 722 prohibiting funds to be used to provide 
        non-public information such as mailing or telephone 
        lists to any person or organization outside the 
        government without the approval of the Committees on 
        Appropriations;
          Section 723 prohibiting the use of funds for 
        propaganda and publicity purposes not authorized by 
        Congress;
          Section 724 directing agency employees to use 
        official time in an honest effort to perform official 
        duties;
          Section 725 authorizing the use of funds to finance 
        an appropriate share of the Federal Accounting 
        Standards Advisory Board administrative costs;
          Section 726 authorizing the transfer of funds to GSA 
        to finance various government-wide boards and 
        commissions;
          Section 727 permitting breastfeeding in a Federal 
        building or on Federal property if the woman and child 
        are authorized to be there;
          Section 728 permitting interagency funding of the 
        National Science and Technology Council and requiring 
        OMB to provide a report on the budget and resources of 
        the National Science and Technology Council;
          Section 729 requiring that the Federal forms that are 
        used in distributing Federal funds must indicate the 
        agency providing the funds, the domestic catalogue 
        information, and the amount provided;
          Section 731 prohibiting the use of funds to monitor 
        personal information relating to the use of Federal 
        Internet sites to collect, review, or create any 
        aggregate list that includes personally identifiable 
        information relating to access to or use of any Federal 
        Internet site of such agency;
          Section 732 requiring health plans participating in 
        the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to 
        provide contraceptive coverage and providing exemptions 
        to certain religious plans;
          Section 733 providing recognition of the U.S. Anti-
        Doping Agency as the official anti-doping agency for 
        Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic sport in the 
        United States;
          Section 734 allowing funds for official travel to be 
        used by departments and agencies, if consistent with 
        OMB and Budget Circular A-126, to participate in the 
        fractional aircraft ownership pilot program;
          Section 735 prohibiting funds for implementation of 
        OPM regulations limiting detailees to the Legislative 
        Branch, and implementing limitations on the Coast Guard 
        Congressional Fellowship Program;
          Section 736 restricting the use of funds for Federal 
        law enforcement training facilities with an exception 
        for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center;
          Section 739 precluding the use of funds to convert to 
        contractors, if more than 10 federal employees perform 
        the activity, unless the analysis reveals that savings 
        would exceed 10 percent of the most efficient 
        organization personnel cost or $10,000,000, whichever 
        is less;
          Section 740 providing that the adjustment in rates of 
        basic pay for employees under statutory pay systems 
        taking effect in fiscal year 2008 shall be an increase 
        of 3.5 percent;
          Section 741 prohibiting executive branch agencies 
        from creating prepackaged news stories that are 
        broadcast or distributed in the United States unless 
        the story includes a clear notification within the text 
        or audio of that news story that the prepackaged news 
        story was prepared or funded by that executive branch 
        agency;
          Section 743 requiring agencies to evaluate the 
        creditworthiness of an individual before issuing a 
        government travel charge card and prohibiting agencies 
        from issuing a government travel charge card to 
        individuals who have an unsatisfactory credit history; 
        and
          Section 749 concerning references to ``this Act''.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
general provisions:
    Section 730 modifies language proposed by the House and the 
Senate concerning agency franchise funds. The authorization for 
franchise funds is extended by modifying subsection (f) of 
section 403 of Public Law 103-356. The modified subsection 
would terminate franchise fund authority for only the 
Department of Homeland Security on October 1, 2008.
    Section 737 modifies a provision proposed by the House and 
the Senate regarding budget information required for E-
Government initiatives. The amended bill requires agencies to 
provide information on E-Government initiatives, including 
Lines of Business, in their fiscal year 2009 budget 
justifications so that the Committees on Appropriations can 
either approve or disapprove funding for those initiatives at 
the time appropriations bills are being prepared. The 
Appropriations Committees are concerned over the use of the 
``pass the hat'' method of financing E-Government initiatives 
and how such financing may divert scarce resources from 
agencies' primary missions. Approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations for transfers relating to E-Government 
initiatives is essential.
    Section 738 provides authority to transfer funds between 
agencies to ensure the uninterrupted, continuous operation of 
the Midway Atoll Airfield, as proposed by the Senate.
    Section 742 prohibits funds in this Act from being used in 
contravention of the Privacy Act as proposed by the House and 
the Senate. In addition, this section amends division H of the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 with respect to agency 
Inspector General reviews of privacy and data protection 
policies and procedures.
    Section 744 requires the Office of Management and Budget to 
submit a crosscut budget report on Great Lakes restoration 
activities not later than 30 days after the submission of the 
budget of the President to Congress, as proposed by the House.
    Section 745 prohibits funds in this or any Act to be used 
for Federal contracts with expatriated entities, as proposed by 
the Senate. The House included similar language as section 620.
    Section 746 requires each agency to establish, on the 
homepage of its website, a link to the website of its Inspector 
General, and requires each Office of Inspector General to post 
public reports and audits within one day of release, allows an 
individual to request automatic receipt of information relating 
to any public report or audit, and establishes and maintains a 
link for individuals to anonymously report waste, fraud and 
abuse, as proposed by the Senate.
    Section 747 prohibits the expenditure of funds on public-
private competitions under Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Circular A-76, or direct conversions, related to the 
Human Resources Lines of Business initiative until 60 days 
after OMB submits a report to the Committees on Appropriations 
addressing several specified issues of concern. The section 
also would require that OMB submit a copy of its report to the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) when it is submitted to 
the Committees. GAO is required to brief the Committees on its 
views of the OMB report within 45 days of receiving it. OMB 
shall provide GAO with full and timely access to the documents, 
analyses, and personnel the GAO determines it needs to conduct 
a thorough review of the OMB report and provide the Committees 
with its views.
    Section 748 requires the Office of Management and Budget to 
establish a pilot program to develop and implement an inventory 
to track the cost and size of service contracts in at least 
three cabinet-level departments. The program will give 
particular attention to contracts that have been performed 
poorly by a contractor because of excessive costs or inferior 
quality. In conducting the pilot program, the Office of 
Management and Budget is expected to use the methodology 
developed by the Department of the Army, pursuant to the 
Secretary of the Army's January 7, 2005 Memorandum on 
Accounting for Contract Services. Within 60 days of enactment, 
the Office of Management and Budget shall provide the 
Committees on Appropriations with a cost estimate for 
developing and implementing the pilot program.

                               TITLE VIII


                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    The amended bill includes the following general provisions 
for the District of Columbia that were proposed by both the 
House and the Senate:
          Section 801 specifying that appropriations are made 
        for particular purposes and shall be considered the 
        maximum for those purposes;
          Section 802 authorizing that appropriations are 
        available for travel and dues of organizations;
          Section 803 allowing for the use of local funds for 
        making refunds or paying judgments against the District 
        of Columbia government;
          Section 805 establishing reprogramming and transfer 
        requirements;
          Section 806 providing that appropriations under this 
        Act shall be applied to objects for which the 
        appropriation was made;
          Section 808 requiring reporting on the District of 
        Columbia's fiscal year 2008 revenue estimates by the 
        end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2008 for use in 
        the fiscal year 2009 request;
          Section 810 prohibiting the use of Federal funds to 
        implement the District of Columbia's Health Care 
        Benefits Act of 1992;
          Section 811 allowing the Mayor to accept, obligate 
        and expend Federal, private and other grants received 
        by the District of Columbia not reflected in the 
        amounts appropriated in this Act;
          Section 813 prohibiting the use of Federal funds for 
        a petition or civil action which seeks to require 
        voting rights for the District of Columbia in Congress;
          Section 814 prohibiting Federal funds to be used for 
        needle distribution, allowing the District of Columbia 
        to utilize local funds for this purpose;
          Section 815 requiring the chief financial officers of 
        the District of Columbia agencies to certify that they 
        understand the duties and restrictions applicable as a 
        result of this Act;
          Section 816 concerning a ``conscience clause'' on 
        legislation that pertains to contraceptive coverage by 
        health insurance plans;
          Section 818 requiring the District of Columbia to 
        submit an updated budget no later than 30 days after 
        enactment of this Act;
          Section 819 prohibiting funds in this Act to be used 
        to pay the fees in excess of $4,000 of an attorney in a 
        suit brought against the District of Columbia under the 
        Individuals with Disabilities Act;
          Section 821 allowing for the increase in spending of 
        ``Other-Type Funds'' under certain conditions;
          Section 822 allowing the Chief Financial Officer to 
        conduct short term borrowing;
          Section 823 prohibiting the use of funds in this Act 
        to enact or carry out any law that legalizes or reduces 
        the penalty for the use of controlled substances;
          Section 824 prohibiting the use of funds in this Act 
        for abortion services;
          Section 825 allowing for a separate appropriation for 
        the Public Defenders Service in the District of 
        Columbia; and
          Section 828 specifying that references to this Act in 
        this title and title IV are treated as referring only 
        to the provisions of this title and title IV.
    In addition, the amended bill includes the following 
general provisions:
    Section 804 prohibits Federal funds from being used for 
propaganda designed to support or defeat legislation before the 
Congress as proposed by the Senate, but allows the District of 
Columbia to use local funds to lobby on any matter.
    Section 807 clarifies the application of the District 
Government Reemployment Annuitant Offset Elimination Act of 
2004 to certain employees.
    Section 809 prohibits use of Federal funds for the salaries 
and expenses of a Shadow Senator or U.S. Representative as 
proposed by the Senate.
    Section 812 establishes the parameters for which certain 
District of Columbia employees may use a vehicle meant for 
official duties to travel to and from work, and adds the 
Department of Corrections as proposed by the Senate.
    Section 817 requires an annual report on crime, access to 
substance abuse treatment, management of parolees, education, 
rat abatement and indicators of child well-being as proposed by 
the Senate.
    Section 820 allows the appropriation to be increased by no 
more than $100,000,000 from unexpended general funds for 
certain purposes, instead of $42,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $50,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
    Section 826 authorizes the transfer of local operating 
funds to capital and enterprise funds as proposed by the 
Senate.
    Section 827 modified from the Senate bill, provides for the 
collection and use of funds under the Student Funding Formula 
Assessment, Educational Data Warehouse, and Enrollment Fund 
Establishment Amendment Act of 2007.
    The amended bill does not include section 828 of the Senate 
bill which would authorize the District of Columbia to provide 
a pay increase for the position of the chief financial officer.
    The amended bill does not include section 829 of the Senate 
bill which would have changed the current law on the transfer 
of unobligated balances in the Crime Victims Compensation Fund 
from the District of Columbia Courts to the District's Office 
of Victim Services. However, the District of Columbia Courts 
are urged to collaborate with the Office of Victim Services to 
develop guidelines for consistent and reasonable hourly rates 
for counselors and other service providers and to address cost-
effective and appropriate ways to meet the shelter and 
transitional housing needs of persons served. The District of 
Columbia Courts and the Office of Victim Services are directed 
to inform the Committees on Appropriations on the status of the 
collaborative efforts within 120 days of enactment.
    The amended bill does not include House section 901 
prohibiting funds from being used to implement Executive Order 
No. 13422.
    The amended bill does not include House section 902 
prohibiting funds for the purchase of light bulbs unless the 
light bulbs have the ``ENERGY STAR'' or ``Federal Energy 
Management Program'' designation.
    The amended bill does not include section 903 of the House 
bill concerning agricultural and medical-related sales to Cuba.
    The amended bill does not include House section 904 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used by the Selective 
Service System to prepare for, plan, or execute the Area Office 
Mobilization Prototype Exercise. The amended bill does not 
provide funding for this exercise.
    The amended bill does not include House section 905 
prohibiting funds for the Securities and Exchange Commission to 
be used to enforce the requirements of section 404 of the 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act with respect to non-accelerated filers under 
section 210.2-02T of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations. 
This matter is further addressed in this explanatory statement 
under the Securities and Exchange Commission heading.
    The amended bill does not include House section 906 
prohibiting funds for the Small Business Administration to be 
used for the Mitchell County Development Foundation, Inc. This 
project has been removed from the list of small business 
development and entrepreneurship initiatives receiving funding, 
so the provision is not necessary.
    Section 907 of the House bill, prohibiting funds to 
implement section 5112(n)(2)(C) of title 31, United States 
Code, is addressed with modified language in title VI of this 
Act.
    Section 908 of the House bill, concerning the Fairness 
Doctrine, is addressed in title VI of this Act.
    Section 909 of the House bill, prohibiting Federal funds 
from being used to implement or enforce the District of 
Columbia's Health Care Benefits Expansion Act of 1992, is 
addressed in title VIII of this Act.

   DISCLOSURE OF EARMARKS AND CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

    Following is a list of earmarks and congressionally 
directed spending items (as defined in clause 9 of rule XXI of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives and rule XLIV of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, respectively) included in the 
House amendment or this explanatory statement, along with the 
name of each Senator, House Member, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner who submitted a request to the committee of 
jurisdiction for each item so identified. Items which did not 
appear in the House or Senate versions of H.R. 2829 or the 
accompanying committee reports are marked with an asterisk. 
Neither the House amendment nor the explanatory statement 
contains any limited tax benefits or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in the applicable House and Senate rules.

                                                                            FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
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SBA                 Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission, Minority and Small Business Development and            282,000  Jackson
                     Procurement Opportunities
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SBA                 Adelante Development Center, Albuquerque, NM                                                        500,000  Wilson (NM), Pearce              Domenici
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SBA                 Advantage West Economic Development Group, Certified Entrepreneurial Community Program              282,000  Shuler
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SBA                 Alabama A&M Research Institute for Small Business Training and Development                          200,000  Cramer                           Shelby
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SBA                 Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network, Small Business Incubator, Tuscaloosa, AL                  250,000                                   Shelby
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SBA                 Alabama Small Business Institute of Commerce, Small Business Incubator, Rainbow City, AL            200,000                                   Shelby
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SBA                 Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation to develop business assistance software        282,000  Boucher
                     tools
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SBA                 Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation's Entrepreneurial Institute, Altoona, PA               300,000  Shuster                          Specter
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SBA                 Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University                                                     900,000  Pearce                           Domenici
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SBA                 Ashland County, OH, Career Center for the Northeast Central Ohio Bioscience Consortium              500,000  Regula
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SBA                 Barry University for the Institute for Community and Economic Development                           175,000  Mahoney, Wasserman Schultz       Martinez, Nelson (FL)
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SBA                 Ben Franklin Technology Partners                                                                    250,000  Dent
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SBA                 Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Workforce Development Initiative                               182,000  Capuano
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SBA                 Bridgeport Regional Business Council for One Coast, One Future                                      250,000  Shays
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SBA                 Bronx Council on the Arts for marketing of local business arts initiatives                          169,000  Serrano
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SBA                 Brooklyn College, Entrepreneurial Center                                                            282,000  Towns                            Schumer, Clinton
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SBA                 Buffalo Niagara International Trade Foundation, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo,        282,000  Higgins, Reynolds                Schumer, Clinton
                     NY
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SBA                 Business incubator, Illinois State University                                                       250,000  Weller                           Durbin
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SBA                 California State University, Pasadena Biotech Training Facility                                     282,000  Schiff
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SBA                 Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Caribbean American Trade Center/Business       282,000  Clarke
                     Incubator renovation
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SBA                 Cedarbridge small business incubator, Lakewood, NJ                                                  467,882  Smith (NJ)                       Menendez
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SBA                 Center for Economic Growth, Business Acceleration Program, Greene County, NY                        282,000  Gillibrand                       Schumer, Clinton
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SBA                 Center for Entrepreneurial Growth, Hamilton County, TN                                              200,000                                   Alexander
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SBA                 Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Reno, NV                                                200,000                                   Reid
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SBA                 Center for Rural Affairs for small business training and technical assistance website, Lyons,       250,000                                   Nelson (NE)
                     NE
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SBA                 Center for Women and Enterprise, RI, CWE Technology Learning Center                                 100,000  Kennedy
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SBA                 City of Buffalo, NY for small business assistance                                                   500,000  Slaughter, Higgins               Clinton, Schumer
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SBA                 City of Charlotte, NC, Belvedere Business Park Project                                              282,000  Watt                             Burr, Dole
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SBA                 City of Chicago, IL, Small business assistance program for ex-offenders                             282,000  Davis (IL)
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SBA                 City of Inglewood, CA, Grow Inglewood                                                               500,000  Waters                           Feinstein
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SBA                 City of Los Angeles, Adams-La Brea Retail Project                                                   282,000  Watson
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SBA                 Colorado State University, Sustainable Biofuels Development Center                                  400,000  DeGette, Musgrave, Perlmutter,   Salazar
                                                                                                                                  Udall (CO)
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SBA                 Columbus College of Art and Design for an industrial design center                                  300,000  Pryce
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SBA                 Community Child Care Facility for the facilitation of daycare needs of small businesses in the      500,000                                   Roberts
                     area, Manhattan, KS
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SBA                 Community College of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Center for Small Business Education,          282,000  Murphy, P. (PA), Schwartz
                     Growth, & Training
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SBA                 Connected Technologies Corridor, Athens, WV                                                         150,000  Rahall
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SBA                 Cuyahoga Community College, Veterans Outreach and Business Development Center                       282,000  Tubbs Jones
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SBA                 Dartmouth Regional Technology Center                                                                282,000  Hodes
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SBA                 Delaware County Community College Small Business Center, Media, PA                                  282,000  Sestak, Gerlach
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SBA                 Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Business Attraction program                                    282,000  Kilpatrick                       Levin, Stabenow
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SBA                 Detroit Renaissance for a business district                                                         282,000  Conyers                          Levin, Stabenow
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SBA                 DuPage Technology Park to establish a minority business incubator                                   250,000  Hastert
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SBA                 Economic Development Coalition of Southeast Michigan for business accelerator, Wayne County,        500,000  Conyers                          Levin, Stabenow
                     MI
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SBA                 Economic Development Coalition of Southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor SPARK Business Accelerator          282,000  Dingell
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SBA                 Education Initiative, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL                                             750,000                                   Obama
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SBA                 Entrepreneurial Development Center Business Accelerator, Cedar Rapids, IA                           650,000  Loebsack                         Harkin, Grassley
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SBA                 Equipment for Pharmaceutical Small Business Development at the University of Kansas                 700,000                                   Brownback
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SBA                 Expansion of the Incubator at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana                     282,000  Visclosky
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SBA                 Experience Works, Inc in Richmond Hill, GA                                                          500,000  Kingston
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SBA                 Experience Works, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Arlington, VA                        282,000  Skelton
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SBA                 Fairplex Trade and Conference Center, Pomona, CA                                                    250,000  Dreier, Napolitano
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SBA                 Federal HUBZone Incubator in Elizabeth City, NC                                                     282,000  Butterfield
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SBA                 Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities for training to address workforce      250,000  Davis (IL)                       Obama
                     shortage in nursing and allied health, Springfield, IL
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SBA                 First State Innovation, Inc. for business development organization focused on high tech             500,000  Castle                           Biden, Carper
                     businesses, Wilmington, DE.
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SBA                 Florida Business Continuity and Risk Management Center, Pensacola, FL                               500,000                                   Nelson (FL)
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SBA                 Franklin Hospital archiving and communications system, Benton, IL                                   400,000                                   Durbin
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SBA                 Friends of the Big South Fork for community and economic development                                282,000  Davis (TN)
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SBA                 GAMBIT/FAST Manufacturing & Business Technology Center, Salt Lake City, UT                          500,000                                   Bennett
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SBA                 Grambling State University Expanding Minority Entrepreneurship Regionally Across the Louisiana      250,000                                   Landrieu
                     Delta [EMERALD] Program (Lincoln Parish)
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SBA                 Great Plains Energy Corridor Coordinating Office, Bismarck, ND                                      250,000  Pomeroy                          Dorgan, Conrad
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SBA                 Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce                                                                  282,000  Rangel
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SBA                 Greater North Louisiana Community Development Corporation                                           650,000  Alexander
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SBA                 Greyston Foundation, Workforce Development Initiative, Yonkers, NY                                  282,000  Lowey
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SBA                 Haddad Riverfront Park renovations, Charleston, WV                                                2,400,000                                   Byrd
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SBA                 Hispanic business and demographic information initiative, University of Nevada, Reno.               400,000                                   Reid
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SBA                 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis to open and equip a business technology      500,000                                   Bond
                     research center
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SBA                 Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network telecommunication pilot initiative for          282,000  Velazquez
                     small business development
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SBA                 Historic Downtown Retail Project, Valley Economic Development Center                                282,000  Roybal-Allard
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SBA                 Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology facility                                                   282,000  Cramer
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SBA                 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for statewide broadband                  2,000,000                                   Durbin
                     infrastructure and connectivity, Springfield, IL
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SBA                 Illinois Institute of Technology, Innovating Manufacturing Education                                282,000  Bean
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SBA                 Indiana State University, Center for New Business Development, Terre Haute, IN                      500,000  Ellsworth                        Bayh
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SBA                 Industrial Outreach Center at Mississippi State University                                          450,000                                   Cochran
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SBA                 Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi for a business incubator                         500,000                                   Cochran
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SBA                 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion's Employment Services Initiative                                      100,000  Capuano
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SBA                 Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for a business development initiative                  250,000  Goode
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SBA                 Jackson State University for continuation of the Lynch Street Corridor Redevelopment                500,000                                   Cochran
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SBA                 John C. Calhoun Community College for robotics training equipment                                   175,000  Aderholt, Cramer
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SBA                 Johnson and Wales University, Latino Business Outreach Program                                      182,000  Kennedy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Johnstown Area Regional Industries Incubator and Workforce Development program                      282,000  Murtha
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SBA                 Kulanu, Vocational Education Program for employment skills development                              282,000  McCarthy (NY)
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SBA                 LaGuardia Community College, Emerging Designers Unit                                                282,000  Maloney                          Schumer, Clinton
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SBA                 Lewis and Clark State College for business training tools                                           153,000  Sali
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SBA                 Lorain County Community College, Entrepreneurship Innovation Center                                 282,000  Kaptur, Sutton
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SBA                 Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation, LMCDC/MetaCyte Business Labs and Incubator       282,000  Yarmuth
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SBA                 Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, Macomb County Business               282,000  Levin
                     Accelerator
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SBA                 Maritime Business Training Center for Construction of a Training Facility, Covington, LA            150,000                                   Vitter
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SBA                 Marshalltown Community College for a rural entrepreneurship incubator                               250,000  Latham
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SBA                 Medina County, OH, Office of Workforce Development                                                  394,000  Regula
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SBA                 Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation                                                   175,000  Peterson (PA)
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SBA                 Mississippi State University for the Convergence of Scientists and Entrepreneurs to Expedite        600,000  Wicker
                     Commercialization
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SBA                 Mississippi Technology Alliance Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Alliances               1,000,000                                   Cochran
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Mitchell College of Business, Business Library and Career Resource Center                           250,000                                   Shelby
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SBA                 Montana State University's manufacturing extension center                                           200,000  Rehberg
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SBA                 Montana World Trade Center                                                                          583,000  Rehberg
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SBA                 Montgomery College, Germantown Biotechnology Project                                                282,000  Van Hollen, Wynn
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Nanotechnology Applied Science Laboratory, North Dakota State College of Science                    351,000  Pomeroy                          Dorgan, Conrad
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SBA                 National Association of Development Organizations                                                   100,000  Walsh
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SBA                 National Federation of the Blind, Access to Libraries and Learning: Creating Technology for         282,000  Sarbanes, Jefferson,
                     the Blind to promote entrepreneurship                                                                        Ruppersberger, Cummings,
                                                                                                                                  Alexander
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SBA                 New College Institute to support economic development and small business development                100,000  Goode
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SBA                 New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners for women's business growth initiative,             150,000                                   Lautenberg
                     Hamilton, NJ
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SBA                 Newport County Chamber of Commerce for marine trades training expansion, Newport, RI                500,000                                   Reed, Whitehouse
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center Rural Ventures Fund                                282,000  Price (NC), McIntyre, Shuler     Burr, Dole
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SBA                 North Iowa Area Community College for a regional economic development organization                  100,000  Latham                           Grassley
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SBA                 North Side Industrial Development Co., New Business-New Beginning Program                           150,000  Doyle
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SBA                 Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Northland Entrepreneur Development System for technical                282,000  Oberstar
                     assistance, Virginia, MN
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SBA                 Northeast Louisiana Business and Community Development Center, University of Louisiana at           450,000  Alexander                        Landrieu
                     Monroe
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SBA                 Northern Manhattan Coalition for Economic Development for business outreach center, New York,       275,000                                   Schumer, Clinton
                     NY
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SBA                 Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Burlington, WA                                               400,000  Larsen                           Murray
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Northwest Enterprise Center Network for business incubators, Spooner, WI                            750,000                                   Kohl
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Northwestern University, Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics Building                            282,000  Schakowsky
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Ohio University, Economic Development through Entrepreneurship in Appalachia                        282,000  Space, Wilson (OH)
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SBA                 Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism                                               175,000  Peterson (PA)
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SBA                 Operation New Hope in FL                                                                            350,000  Crenshaw
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SBA                 Pellissippi Research Centre on the Oak Ridge Corridor R&D Community, Alcoa, TN                      200,000  Duncan                           Alexander
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SBA                 Peoria NEXT Innovation Center                                                                       250,000  LaHood
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SBA                 Phoenix House, Drug-free workplace initiatives                                                      282,000  Weiner
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SBA                 Pontotoc/Union/Lee County Alliance for industrial park development and small business             1,500,000                                   Cochran
                     assistance
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SBA                 Portland State University Science Research and Teaching Center                                      500,000  Wu, Walden                       Wyden
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SBA                 Ready to Work project in Ohio                                                                       400,000  Regula
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rio Hondo College, Automotive Technician Training Demonstration Project                             282,000  Solis
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rochester Tooling and Machining Association for workforce development programs                      125,000  Reynolds
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rock Valley College for a manufacturing career development and training program                     125,000  Manzullo
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rockford Area Ventures Small Business Incubator and Technology Commercialization Center             125,000  Manzullo
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rockland Small Business Development Center, Small Business Employment Assistance                    282,000  Engel
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Rowan University South Jersey Technology Park, Glassboro, NJ                                        350,000  Andrews                          Lautenberg
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Safer Foundation for transitional employment placement, Chicago, IL                                 300,000  Davis (IL)                       Durbin
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, SPUR Urban Center                            282,000  Pelosi
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council for Puget Sound regional economic                 360,767                                   Murray
                     development initiative
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SBA                 Seedco Financial Services Alabama Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)             282,000  Davis (AL)
                     Investment Initiative for technical assistance and training
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 SEKTDA for economic and small business development in Southern and Eastern Kentucky                 500,000  Rogers (KY)
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SBA                 Sephardic Angel Fund Financial Literacy & Business Youth Education Project, Brooklyn, NY            282,000  Nadler, Weiner
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 SER-Jobs for Progress National, Dual-language Financial Literacy Technology Training                282,000  Reyes
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SBA                 Shawnee State University for an Immersive Technology and Arts Center                                250,000  Schmidt
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SBA                 Shoals Entrepreneurial Career Network Renovation, Small Business Incubator, Florence, AL            200,000                                   Shelby
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Sierra College for a mechatronics workforce training initiative                                     300,000  Doolittle
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SBA                 Small business development center at Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA                     454,000                                   Cantwell
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SBA                 Small business trade assistance office, Prince George's County, MD                                  400,000                                   Cardin
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Soundview Community in Action technology and business development services                          282,000  Crowley
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 South Dakota School of Mines, Black Hills Nanoscale Minerals Institute, infrastructure              282,000  Herseth Sandlin
                     development
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SBA                 South Side Innovation Center                                                                        100,000  Walsh
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SBA                 South Topeka Boulevard Business Corridor for infrastructure upgrades, Topeka, KS                  1,000,000                                   Brownback
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SBA                 Southeastern Louisiana University Hispanic Business and Leadership Institute, Hammond, LA           100,000                                   Vitter
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SBA                 Spanish American Merchants Association, Statewide Technical Assistance & Resource Program,          282,000  Larson
                     Hartford, CT
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SBA                 St. Jerome's Church Community Center project for job skills training, Bronx, NY                     150,000  Serrano
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SBA                 Student Business Incubator at the University of Northern Iowa                                       500,000  Braley                           Grassley, Harkin
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SBA                 Technical Education and Training Center, Sedgwick County, KS                                      1,000,000                                   Brownback
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Technology Entrepreneurship Development at the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation,            428,351                                   Brownback
                     Topeka, KS
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SBA                 TechRanch Technology Venture Center, Bozeman, MT                                                    500,000  Rehberg                          Baucus, Tester
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SBA                 The Enterprise Center in TN                                                                         600,000  Wamp
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SBA                 The Illinois Institute of Technology, technology incubator                                          282,000  Rush
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SBA                 The N2TEC Institute for a rural technology-based economic development program, Rapid City, SD       500,000                                   Johnson
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SBA                 The University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA Mexico Center, business development research           282,000  Gonzalez
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SBA                 Thomas More College for training programs in the fields of health sciences and healthcare           250,000  Davis (KY)
                     management
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SBA                 Thurgood Marshall College Fund for the Minority Community Small Business & Economic                 282,000  Cummings
                     Development Initiative
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SBA                 Tribal Governance and Economic Development Center, Mashpee, MA                                      500,000                                   Kennedy, Kerry
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SBA                 Uhlich Children's Advantage Network for job training, placement and retention services,             250,000                                   Durbin
                     Chicago, IL
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SBA                 University of Arkansas Research and Technology Park                                                 500,000  Boozman                          Lincoln, Pryor
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SBA                 University of Connecticut, Avery Point for the Avery Point Technology Incubation Center             282,000  DeLauro, Courtney
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SBA                 University of Kentucky/New Product Development and Commercialization Center for Rural               900,000                                   McConnell
                     Manufacturers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 University of Maryland-Baltimore BioPark                                                            282,000  Ruppersberger, Cummings,         Cardin
                                                                                                                                  Sarbanes
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SBA                 University of Missouri for an Asian Equities Research Center, Kansas City, MO                       700,000                                   Bond
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SBA                 University of Missouri, Kansas City, KCSource Link, Vet Link for small business development         282,000  Cleaver, Moore (KS)
                     for veterans
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SBA                 University of Notre Dame, Robinson Enterprises Community Learning Center                            282,000  Donnelly                         Bayh, Lugar
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SBA                 University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for an entrepreneurship center                                  43,000  Kuhl
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SBA                 University of South Florida to establish a Center for the Development of Information                600,000  Young (FL), Putnam
                     Technology
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SBA                 University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, The Learning Works project                   282,000  Michaud
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SBA                 University of Southern Mississippi National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and       300,000                                   Lott
                     Entrepreneurship
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SBA                 University of Texas Brownsville International Trade Center                                          282,000  Ortiz
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SBA                 Urban League of Rochester, Minority and Women Business Development Programs                         100,000  Slaughter
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SBA                 USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, workforce development program                                       282,000  Langevin
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SBA                 Valley Economic Development Center, Technical Assistance Office                                     282,000  Sherman
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SBA                 Valley Economic Development Center, Valley Initiative for Business Expansion                        282,000  Berman
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SBA                 Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies for a small business incubator, Burlington, VT             750,000                                   Leahy
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SBA                 Vermont Small Business Development Center for veterans' business program, Randolph Center, VT       300,000  Welch                            Sanders
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SBA                 Virginia Center for Innovative Technology energy independence program, Herndon, VA                  225,000                                   Webb, Warner
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Virginia Small Business Workforce Web Portal Project, Richmond, VA                                  500,000                                   Warner, Webb
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Wallace State Community College for an integrated manufacturing center                              175,000  Aderholt
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SBA                 Wayne County, MI, Department of Public Services to develop technologies to support small            250,000  McCotter
                     business
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SBA                 Wayne County, NY, for a business development initiative                                             300,000  Walsh
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SBA                 West Virginia University Research Corporation for renovations of a small business incubator         282,000  Mollohan
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SBA                 Western MA Enterprise Fund, technical assistance for developing enterprises                         282,000  Olver
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SBA                 Wheeling Park Commission for a conference center at National Training Center for Public           1,000,000                                   Byrd
                     Facility Managers, Wheeling, WV
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SBA                 Williamsburg County, South Carolina, commodity development small business initiative                282,000  Clyburn
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SBA                 Wittenberg University to expand business education                                                  600,000  Hobson
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SBA                 Women's Business Development Center, Stamford, CT                                                   300,000                                   Lieberman
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Women's Business Resource Center, New Orleans, LA                                                    45,000                                   Landrieu
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SBA                 Workforce Initiative Association in Canton, OH                                                      494,000  Regula
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SBA                 Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation and the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement       282,000  Ryan (OH)
                     Corp, Youngstown Business Incubator
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SBA                 Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, Salute to Success, Business Entrepreneurship Incubator          282,000  Wilson (OH), Ryan (OH)
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DC                  ARISE Foundation, Life-Management Skills Intervention/Re-entry Program for High Risk Youth          282,000  Wasserman Schultz
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DC                  Barracks Row                                                                                        500,000  Lewis (CA)
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DC                  Bright Beginnings, Inc.                                                                             100,000  Walsh                            Landrieu
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC                  Catalyst, Eastgate HOPE VI project                                                                  132,000  Fattah
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DC                  Center for Inspired Teaching                                                                         52,500  Holmes Norton
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC                  Earth Conservation Corps                                                                            282,000  Moran (VA)
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DC *                East Capitol Center for Change, the Capital Area Asset Building Corporation, and the National     1,800,000                                   Brownback
                     Center for Fatherhood to administer Marriage Development Accounts in the District of Columbia
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DC                  Eastern Market                                                                                      131,000  Holmes Norton                    Bingaman
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DC                  Everybody Wins!                                                                                     100,000  LaHood
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DC                  Excel Institute, Automotive Workforce Development Training Program                                  300,000  Hoyer, Knollenberg
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DC                  Historic Congressional Cemetery                                                                     625,000  Lewis (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC                  Howard University College of Dentistry, Community Based Dental Education                             52,500  Holmes Norton
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DC                  International Youth Service and Development Corps                                                   600,000  Tiahrt
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DC                  MenzFit, Career Development and Interview Preparation Program                                        23,500  Holmes Norton
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DC                  Sitar Arts Center, Arts for Teens Initiative                                                         22,500  Holmes Norton
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DC                  Southeastern University                                                                             300,000  Knollenberg, Hoyer
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DC                  STEEED Youth Program                                                                                150,000  Fattah
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Treasury            Center for Resilient Financial Services e-Cavern Partnership                                      1,000,000  Yarmuth                          McConnell
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Title VI *          Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation                                                          500,000                                   Cochran
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GSA                 Arizona: San Luis, Land Port of Entry I                                                           7,053,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 California: San Ysidro, Land Port of Entry                                                      199,179,000  The President                    The President, Feinstein
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Illinois: Rockford, United States Courthouse                                                     58,792,000  The Judiciary, Manzullo          The Judiciary, Durbin
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Maine: Madawaska, Land Port of Entry                                                             17,160,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Maryland: Montgomery County, Food and Drug Administration Consolidation                          57,749,000  The President, Hoyer, Wynn       The President, Cardin,
                                                                                                                                                                   Milkulski
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GSA                 Minnesota: Warroad, Land Port of Entry                                                           43,628,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Missouri: Jefferson City, United States Courthouse                                               66,000,000  The Judiciary, Skelton           The Judiciary, Bond
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 New York: Alexandria Bay, Land Port of Entry                                                     11,676,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Texas: El Paso, Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry                                             4,290,000  The President, Reyes, Rodriguez  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA *               Texas: Donna/Rio Bravo International Bridge, Land Port of Entry                                  23,384,000  Hinojosa
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Vermont: Derby Line, Land Port of Entry                                                          33,139,000  The President                    The President, Leahy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 District of Columbia: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Phase III                           121,204,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 District of Columbia: Joint Operations Center                                                    12,800,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 District of Columbia: Nebraska Avenue Complex                                                    27,673,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 Nevada: Reno, C. Clifton Young Federal Building and Courthouse                                   12,793,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 New York: New York, Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse                                  170,544,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GSA                 West Virginia: Martinsburg, Internal Revenue Service Enterprise Computing Center                 35,822,000  The President                    The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NARA                FDR Presidential Library                                                                            750,000  Gillibrand                       Clinton, Schumer, Reid
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NARA                JFK Presidential Library                                                                          8,000,000                                   Kerry
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NARA                LBJ Presidential Library                                                                          3,760,000                                   Hutchison
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NARA                Nixon Presidential Library                                                                        7,432,000  Miller, Gary (CA)                Cochran
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ONDCP               National Alliance of Model State Drug Laws                                                        1,250,000  Rogers (KY), Larsen
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ONDCP               National Drug Court Institute                                                                     1,000,000                                   Durbin
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    The following items represent technical corrections to 
earmarks enacted in a previous appropriations Act (Public Law 
109-108). No additional funds are provided for these earmarks.


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SBA                 Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET)                                                 N/A                                   Reid
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SBA *               University of Tennessee at Chattanooga                                                                  N/A  Wamp
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                  AMENDED BILL TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

    The total new budget (obligational) authority for fiscal 
year 2008 provided in the amended bill, with comparisons to the 
fiscal year 2007 amount, the 2008 budget estimates, and the 
House and Senate bills for 2008 follow:

(In thousands of dollars)

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2007...     $40,713,323
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2008...........................................      43,701,476
House bill, fiscal year 2008............................      43,863,578
Senate bill, fiscal year 2008...........................      44,109,978
Amended bill, fiscal year 2008..........................      43,280,578
Amended bill compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      2007..............................................      +2,567,255
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2008..................................        -420,898
    House bill, fiscal year 2008........................        -583,000
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2008.......................        -829,400