[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 15, 2014)]
[House]
[Pages H475-H1215]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]




EXPLANATORY STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY MR. ROGERS OF KENTUCKY, CHAIRMAN OF 
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS REGARDING THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO 
  THE SENATE AMENDMENT ON H.R. 3547, CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
                                  2014

       The following is an explanation of the Consolidated 
     Appropriations Act, 2014.
       This Act contains the twelve regular appropriations bills 
     for fiscal year 2014. The divisions contained in the Act are 
     as follows:
        Division A--Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
     and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
     Act, 2014;
        Division B--Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
     Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division C--Department of Defense Appropriations 
     Act, 2014;
        Division D--Energy and Water Development and 
     Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division E--Financial Services and General 
     Government Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division F--Department of Homeland Security 
     Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division G--Department of the Interior, 
     Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division H--Departments of Labor, Health and Human 
     Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
     Act, 2014;
        Division I--Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
     2014;
        Division J--Military Construction and Veterans 
     Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014;
        Division K--Department of State, Foreign 
     Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2014; 
     and
        Division L--Transportation, Housing and Urban 
     Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.
       Section 3 of the Act states that, unless expressly provided 
     otherwise, any reference to ``this Act'' contained in any 
     division shall be treated as referring only to the provisions 
     of that division.
       Section 4 of the Act specifies that this explanatory 
     statement shall have the same effect with respect to the 
     allocation of funds and implementation of this legislation as 
     if it were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of 
     conference.
       Section 5 of the Act provides a statement of 
     appropriations.
       Section 6 of the Act states that each amount designated by 
     Congress as being for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global 
     War on Terrorism is contingent on the President so 
     designating all such amounts and transmitting such 
     designations to Congress. The provision is consistent with 
     the requirements in the Budget Control Act of 2011 for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     designations by the President.
       Section 7 of the Act addresses possible technical 
     scorekeeping differences for fiscal year 2014 between the 
     Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget 
     Office.
       Section 8 of the Act includes the text of the Senate 
     amendment to H.R. 3547, relating to launch liability 
     extension.
       The Act does not contain any congressional earmarks, 
     limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as defined 
     by clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
     Representatives.

       DIVISION A--AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
     ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

                        Congressional Directives

       The explanatory statement remains silent on provisions that 
     were in both the House Report (H.Rpt. 113-116) and Senate 
     Report (S.Rpt. 113-46) that remain unchanged by this 
     agreement, except as noted in this explanatory statement.
       The agreement restates that executive branch wishes cannot 
     substitute for Congress' own statements as to the best 
     evidence of congressional intentions, which are the official 
     reports of the Congress. The agreement further points out 
     that funds in this Act must be used for the purposes for 
     which appropriated, as required by section 1301 of title 31 
     of the United States Code, which provides: ``Appropriations 
     shall be applied only to the objects for which the 
     appropriations were made except as otherwise provided by 
     law.''
       The House and Senate report language that is not changed by 
     the explanatory statement is approved and indicates 
     congressional intentions. The explanatory statement, while 
     repeating some report language for emphasis, does not intend 
     to negate the language referred to above unless expressly 
     provided herein.
       In cases in which the House or the Senate have directed the 
     submission of a report, such report is to be submitted to 
     both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations no 
     later than 60 days after enactment, unless otherwise 
     directed.
       Hereafter, in Division A of this statement, the term `the 
     Committees' refers to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate.

                     TITLE I--AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

                  Production, Processing and Marketing

                        Office of the Secretary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $43,778,000 for the Office of the 
     Secretary.
       The following table reflects the agreement:

                         OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
                         [Dollars in thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Secretary......................................     $5,051
Office of Tribal Relations...................................        498
Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.......      1,496
Office of Advocacy and Outreach..............................      1,209
Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration.............     23,590
Departmental Administration..................................   (22,786)
Office of Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations....      3,869
Office of Communications.....................................      8,065
                                                              ----------
    Total, Office of the Secretary...........................    $43,778
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       During fiscal year 2013, the Department of Agriculture 
     (USDA) failed to communicate to the Committees information 
     related to a number of Congressional priorities. In 
     particular, the Department failed to provide timely updates 
     on major spending changes for the Modernize and Innovate the 
     Delivery of Agricultural Systems and the Rental Assistance 
     Program among others. In fiscal year 2014 and beyond, it is 
     incumbent upon USDA to promptly notify the Committees in 
     writing and via briefing on major changes in projects or 
     programs in order for the Committees to fulfill their 
     oversight responsibilities.
       The agreement reiterates that reports requested by the 
     Committees are an important part of congressional oversight. 
     The Department is consistently delinquent in submitting these 
     reports, especially due to excessively long reviews in the 
     Office of the Secretary. The Secretary is directed to ensure 
     that the dates and directives, which are

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     mandatory, in the House and Senate Committee reports and this 
     agreement are met. Any agency that does not submit its report 
     on time may be called upon to explain its actions before 
     Congress.
       In order to leverage existing capacity and expertise within 
     the Department, the Secretary is directed to explore the 
     creation of a Center of Excellence for loan servicing support 
     functions in order to provide consolidated customer service, 
     field office support, and centralized loan services to USDA 
     agencies and other Federal agencies. The Secretary shall 
     consult with employee representatives and management in the 
     Farm Service Agency Farm Loan Information Technology, 
     Accounting, and Finance Office loan servicing support 
     functions; the Rural Development Deputy Chief Financial 
     Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer functions; and 
     the Rural Housing Centralized Servicing Center. The 
     Department is reminded that any consolidation of effort or 
     functions is subject to the reprogramming requirements of 
     this Act.
       In accordance with the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act 
     of 2010 (Public Law 111--358) and Office of Science and 
     Technology Policy (OSTP) guidance, USDA has submitted a plan 
     to make federally funded research publicly available. OSTP 
     has yet to publish the coordinated, government-wide plan to 
     make federally funded research publicly available. USDA is 
     directed to report to the Committees within 30 days of the 
     release of the OSTP report on its efforts to make such 
     research available.

                          Executive Operations


                     OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ECONOMIST

       The agreement provides $16,777,000 for the Office of the 
     Chief Economist.


                       NATIONAL APPEALS DIVISION

       The agreement provides $12,841,000 for the National Appeals 
     Division.


                 OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS

       The agreement provides $9,064,000 for the Office of Budget 
     and Program Analysis.
       The agreement does not include funding to establish the 
     position of Chief Evaluation Officer.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

       The agreement provides $44,031,000 for the Office of the 
     Chief Information Officer. This amount includes not less than 
     $27,000,000 to support cybersecurity requirements of the 
     Department.

                 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

       The agreement provides $6,213,000 for the Office of the 
     Chief Financial Officer.

           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the 
     Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.

                         Office of Civil Rights

       The agreement provides $21,400,000 for the Office of Civil 
     Rights.

        Agriculture Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $233,000,000 for Agriculture 
     Buildings and Facilities and Rental Payments. The agreement 
     includes $164,470,000 for rental payments; $13,800,000 for 
     Department of Homeland Security building security; and 
     $54,730,000 for building operations and maintenance.
       The agreement includes the full funding request for GSA 
     Rental Payments. However, there is concern that despite a 
     decline in staff years of over 12 percent in the past decade, 
     rental costs have risen during this same period of time. The 
     Department is directed to perform a comprehensive review of 
     its rental space needs and report back to the Committees 
     within 90 days of enactment with proposed options to reduce 
     the total rental space and corresponding funding needs across 
     the Department in fiscal year 2015 and beyond. The report 
     should provide specific recommendations on where the 
     Department may be able to consolidate space needs and where 
     they can work with the General Services Administration to 
     negotiate lower rental rates.

                     Hazardous Materials Management


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $3,592,000 for Hazardous Materials 
     Management.

                      Office of Inspector General

       The agreement provides $89,902,000 for the Office of 
     Inspector General.

                     Office of the General Counsel

       The agreement provides $41,202,000 for the Office of the 
     General Counsel.

                            Office of Ethics

       The agreement provides $3,440,000 for the Office of Ethics.

  Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics.

                       Economic Research Service

       The agreement provides $78,058,000 for the Economic 
     Research Service.

                National Agricultural Statistics Service

       The agreement provides $161,206,000 for the National 
     Agricultural Statistics Service, including $44,545,000 for 
     the Census of Agriculture.
       Included within funding for the Census of Agriculture is an 
     increase of $2,250,000 for the Organic Production Survey.
       Since 2012, NASS has suspended or eliminated a number of 
     reports due to budget constraints and has been unable to 
     carry out four Current Industrial Reports formerly compiled 
     by the U.S. Census Bureau. The funding level provided will 
     allow NASS to resume or begin compilation of these reports at 
     the frequency levels assumed in fiscal year 2012. NASS is 
     directed to resume all of these reports immediately upon 
     enactment of this Act. Further, this funding level will allow 
     NASS to carry out its full plan for fiscal year 2014 reports 
     as presented in the budget.

                     Agricultural Research Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $1,116,924,000 for the Agricultural 
     Research Service, Salaries and Expenses.
       The agreement does not accept the President's budget 
     request regarding the termination of extramural research, 
     reallocation of funds, or closure of six research locations. 
     The agreement expects extramural research to be funded 
     without the reductions assessed in fiscal years 2012 and 
     2013.
       The agreement includes funding increases for human 
     nutrition research, sustainable water use research, the 
     National Agricultural Library, agroforestry, forage 
     production, forest products, FOV Race 4, and improved 
     scientific capacity.

               National Institute of Food and Agriculture


                   RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

       The agreement provides $772,559,000 for the National 
     Institute of Food and Agriculture's research and education 
     activities.
       The agreement directs the Department to include in the 
     budget for fiscal year 2015 the funding levels proposed to be 
     allocated to and the expected publication date, scope, and 
     allocation level for each request for awards to be published 
     under (1) each priority area specified in section 2(b)(2) of 
     the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act 
     (7 U.S.C. 450i(b)(2)); (2) each research and extension 
     project carried out under section 1621(a) of the Food, 
     Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 
     5811(a)); (3) each grant awarded under section 1672B(a) of 
     the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 
     U.S.C. 5925b(a)); (4) each research, education, and extension 
     project carried out under section 406 of the Research Reform 
     Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7626); and (5) each research and 
     extension project carried out under section 412 of the 
     Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 
     1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632). The term `request for awards' means a 
     funding announcement published by NIFA that provides detailed 
     information on funding opportunities at the Institute, 
     including the purpose, eligibility, restrictions, focus 
     areas, evaluation criteria, regulatory information, and 
     instructions on how to apply for such opportunities.
       The following table reflects the amounts provided by the 
     agreement:

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
                               ACTIVITIES
                         [Dollars in thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hatch Act,......................  7 U.S.C. 361a-i....           $243,701
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative      16 U.S.C. 582a                  33,961
 Forestry Act.                     through a-7.
Research at 1890 Institutions     7 U.S.C. 3222......             52,485
 (Evans-Allen Program).
Payments to the 1994              534(a)(1) of P.L.                3,439
 Institutions.                     103-382.
Education Grants for 1890         7 U.S.C. 3152(b)...             19,336
 Institutions.
Education Grants for Hispanic-    7 U.S.C. 3241......              9,219
 Serving Institutions.
Education Grants for Alaska       7 U.S.C. 3156......              3,194
 Native and Native Hawaiian-
 Serving Institutions.
Research Grants for 1994          7 U.S.C. 301 note..              1,801
 Institutions.
Capacity Building for Non Land-   7 U.S.C. 3319i.....              4,500
 Grant Colleges of Agriculture.
Resident Instruction and          7 U.S.C. 3222b-2,                1,800
 Distance Education Grants for     3362 and 3363.
 Insular Areas.
Agriculture and Food Research     7 U.S.C. 450i(b)...            316,409
 Initiative.
Veterinary Medicine Loan          7 U.S.C. 3151a.....              4,790
 Repayment.
Continuing Animal Health and      7 U.S.C. 3195......              4,000
 Disease Research Program.
Supplemental and Alternative      7 U.S.C. 3319d.....                825
 Crops.
Critical Agricultural Materials   7 U.S.C. 178 et                  1,081
 Act.                              seq..
Multicultural Scholars, Graduate  7 U.S.C. 3152(b)...              9,000
 Fellowship and Institution
 Challenge Grants.
Secondary and 2-Year Post-        7 U.S.C. 3152(j)...                900
 Secondary Education.
Aquaculture Centers.............  7 U.S.C. 3322......              4,000

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Sustainable Agriculture Research  7 U.S.C. 5811,                  22,667
 and Education.                    5812, 5831, and
                                   5832.
Farm Business Management........  7 U.S.C. 5925f.....              1,450
Sun Grant Program...............  7 U.S.C. 8114......              2,500
Improved Pest Control:
    Minor Crop Pest Management    7 U.S.C. 450i(c)...             11,913
     (IR-4).
Alfalfa and Forage Research       7 U.S.C. 5925......              1,350
 Program.
Special Research Grants:........  7 U.S.C. 450i(c)...  .................
Global Change/UV Monitoring.....  ...................              1,405
Potato Research.................  ...................              1,350
Aquaculture Research............  ...................              1,350
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Special Research       ...................              4,105
     Grants.
Necessary Expenses of Research
 and Education Activities:
    Grants Management System....  ...................              7,830
    Federal Administration--      ...................              6,303
     Other Necessary Expenses
     for Research and Education
     Activities.
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Necessary Expenses...  ...................             14,133
        Total, Research and       ...................           $772,559
         Education Activities.
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              NATIVE AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS ENDOWMENT FUND

       The agreement provides $11,880,000 for the Native American 
     Institutions Endowment Fund.


                 HISPANIC-SERVING AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES

                    AND UNIVERSITIES ENDOWMENT FUND

       The agreement does not provide an appropriation for the 
     Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities 
     Endowment Fund.


                          EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

       The agreement provides $469,191,000 for the National 
     Institute of Food and Agriculture's extension activities.
       The following table reflects the amounts provided by the 
     agreement:

     NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
                         [Dollars in thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Smith-Lever, Section 3(b) and     7 U.S.C. 343(b) and           $300,000
 (c) programs and Cooperative      (c) and 208(c) of
 Extension.                        P.L. 93-471.
Extension Services at 1890        7 U.S.C. 3221......             43,920
 Institutions.
Extension Services at 1994        7 U.S.C. 343(b)(3).              4,446
 Institutions.
Facility Improvements at 1890     7 U.S.C. 3222b.....             19,730
 Institutions.
Renewable Resources Extension     16 U.S.C. 1671 et                4,060
 Act.                              seq..
Rural Health and Safety           7 U.S.C. 2662(i)...              1,500
 Education Programs.
Food Animal Residue Avoidance     7 U.S.C. 7642......              1,250
 Database Program.
Women and Minorities in STEM      7 U.S.C. 5925......                400
 Fields.
Smith-Lever, Section 3(d):......  7 U.S.C. 343(d)....  .................
    Food and Nutrition Education  ...................             67,934
    Farm Safety and Youth Farm    ...................              4,610
     Safety Education Programs.
    New Technologies for          ...................              1,550
     Agricultural Extension.
    Children, Youth, and          ...................              8,395
     Families at Risk.
    Federally Recognized Tribes   ...................              3,039
     Extension Program.
        Total, Section 3(d).....  ...................             85,528
Necessary Expenses of Extension
 Activities:
    Agriculture in the K-12       ...................                552
     Classroom.
    Federal Administration--      ...................              7,805
     Other Necessary Expenses
     for Extension Activities.
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Necessary          ...................              8,357
         Expenses.
        Total, Extension          ...................           $469,191
         Activities.
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                         INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES

       The agreement provides $35,317,000 for the National 
     Institute of Food and Agriculture's integrated activities.
       The following table reflects the amounts provided by the 
     agreement:

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INTEGRATED ACTIVITIES
                         [Dollars in thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Water Quality Program...........  7 U.S.C. 7626......             $4,500
Methyl Bromide Transition         7 U.S.C. 7626......              1,996
 Program.
Organic Transition Program......  7 U.S.C. 7626......              4,000
Regional Rural Development        7 U.S.C. 450i(c)...                998
 Centers.
Food and Agriculture Defense      7 U.S.C. 3351......              6,680
 Initiative.
Crop Protection/Pest Management   7 U.S.C. 7626......             17,143
 Program.
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Integrated Activities  ...................            $35,317
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  Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

               Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $821,721,000 for the Animal and 
     Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Salaries and 
     Expenses.
       The agreement does not support the request in the 
     President's fiscal year 2014 budget for APHIS to fund two 
     separate accounts for Equine and Cervid Health and Sheep and 
     Goat Health.
       The latest data from 2007 indicate that the cervid industry 
     in the U.S. accounts for 5,600 deer farms and 1,900 elk 
     farms, has an economic value of $894,000,000, and supports 
     nearly 30,000 jobs. This industry is currently adapting to a 
     2012 interim final rule that established a national, 
     voluntary herd certification program (HCP) that provides 
     uniform herd certification standards and will support the 
     domestic and international marketability of U.S. cervid 
     herds. The agreement believes that the industry requires 
     additional support to ensure that the newly implemented 
     chronic wasting disease HCP is successful. Therefore, APHIS 
     should spend no less than $3,000,000 for cervid health 
     activities. Within the funds provided, APHIS should give 
     consideration to indemnity payments if warranted.
       The agreement acknowledges the growing economic and 
     ecological damage caused by feral swine across the United 
     States. Conservative estimates indicate feral swine are 
     present in 44 States, and agricultural losses and control 
     efforts cost $1,500,000,000 annually. The agreement 
     understands that computer models have shown that lethal 
     methods combined with contraception could significantly 
     reduce feral swine populations over several years. In 
     addition to the agreement's support for the Department's 
     proposed increased funding for feral swine management, the 
     agreement encourages Wildlife Services to explore development 
     and field testing of non-hormonal, species-specific oral 
     contraceptives, such as phaged-peptide constructs.
       The agreement provides funding for the animal disease 
     traceability system within the Animal Health Technical 
     Services line item. APHIS is directed to submit quarterly 
     reports to the Committees with system updates on the 
     traceability framework, State and Tribal coordination, 
     specific cost information, assessments of progress, and any 
     deviations from the scheduled completion dates.
       The National Clean Plant Network is instrumental in 
     ensuring that safe, virus-free plant materials are available 
     to orchards, vineyards, and other growers. Clean plant 
     materials are critical to keeping our agriculture industry 
     competitive in a global marketplace. The agreement recognizes 
     the value of the National Clean Plant Network to improve 
     detection and eradication of viruses, encourages the 
     Department to continue its work on this important program, 
     and includes funding for these purposes in Plant Protection 
     Methods Development.

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       The agreement provides (Sec. 748) one-time funding of 
     $20,000,000 for the efforts of the multi-agency coordination 
     involving the citrus industry, Federal and State regulatory 
     personnel, and researchers to combat the spread and eventual 
     eradication of citrus greening. APHIS is encouraged to use 
     reimbursable and cooperative agreements with Federal and 
     State entities as necessary to respond to this growing 
     threat. The Department is directed to provide the Committees 
     with a spending plan for these one-time funds within 90 days 
     of enactment. Funds are available until September 30, 2015.
       The agreement provides $26,900,000 for the agriculture 
     quarantine inspections function, including pre-departure and 
     interline inspections.
       The following table reflects the agreement:

               ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Animal Health Technical Services...........................      $35,339
Aquatic Animal Health......................................        2,253
Avian Health...............................................       52,340
Cattle Health..............................................       92,500
Equine, Cervid & Small Ruminant Health.....................       19,500
National Veterinary Stockpile..............................        3,722
Swine Health...............................................       22,250
Veterinary Biologics.......................................       16,417
Veterinary Diagnostics.....................................       31,540
Zoonotic Disease Management................................        9,523
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Animal Health................................      285,384
Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (Appropriated)..........       26,900
Cotton Pests...............................................       12,720
Field Crop & Rangeland Ecosystems Pests....................        8,826
Pest Detection.............................................       27,446
Plant Protection Methods Development.......................       24,549
Specialty Crop Pests.......................................      151,500
Tree & Wood Pests..........................................       54,000
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Plant Health.................................      305,941
Wildlife Damage Management.................................       87,428
Wildlife Services Methods Development......................       18,856
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Wildlife Services............................      106,284
Animal & Plant Health Regulatory Enforcement...............       16,224
Biotechnology Regulatory Services..........................       18,135
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Regulatory Services..........................       34,359
Contingency Fund...........................................          470
Emergency Preparedness & Response..........................       16,966
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Emergency Management.........................       17,436
Agriculture Import/Export..................................       14,099
Overseas Technical & Trade Operations......................       20,114
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Safe Trade...................................       34,213
Animal Welfare.............................................       28,010
Horse Protection...........................................          697
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Animal Welfare...............................       28,707
APHIS Information Technology Infrastructure................        4,251
Physical/Operational Security..............................        5,146
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Agency Management............................        9,397
        Total, Direct Appropriation........................     $821,721
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                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

       The agreement provides $3,175,000 for Animal and Plant 
     Health Inspection Service Buildings and Facilities.

                     Agricultural Marketing Service


                           MARKETING SERVICES

       The agreement provides $79,914,000 for the Agricultural 
     Marketing Service.
       The agreement does not approve of USDA's continued 
     implementation, enforcement, and the associated spending 
     related to the mandatory country of origin labeling 
     regulation for certain meat products during the pending World 
     Trade Organization (WTO) dispute with Canada and Mexico. When 
     USDA responded to a WTO arbitration ruling with a final rule 
     entitled ``Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork 
     . . .'' 78 Federal Register 31367, on May 24, 2013, the final 
     rule estimated implementation costs of $123,300,000 at the 
     midpoint and ranging from $53,100,000 at the low end to 
     $192,100,000 at the high end. In addition to the high cost of 
     implementing the rule, the complainants have responded by 
     formally stating that the revised final regulation does not 
     address the international trade compliance concerns raised by 
     the two countries in their WTO case. On June 7, 2013, Canada 
     issued a list of U.S. products (agricultural and non-
     agricultural exports to Canada) that would face higher 
     tariffs totaling up to $1,100,000,000. Mexico is expected to 
     issue a similar list of U.S. exports totaling several hundred 
     million dollars. If the complainants do prevail, industry may 
     be forced to change their labels and practices once again and 
     the Nation will suffer the economic impact of approximately 
     $2,000,000,000 in retaliation actions affecting agriculture 
     and non-agriculture jobs and industries across the U.S. It is 
     strongly recommended that USDA not force increased costs on 
     industry and consumers and that the Department delay 
     implementation and enforcement of the final rule (78 Federal 
     Register 31367) until the WTO has completed all decisions 
     related to cases WT/DS384 and WT/DS386.
       The agreement includes a $1,000,000 increase above the 
     fiscal year 2012 level for the National Organic Program.


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

       The agreement includes a limitation on administrative 
     expenses of $60,435,000.


    FUNDS FOR STRENGTHENING MARKETS, INCOME, AND SUPPLY (SECTION 32)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $20,056,000 for Funds for 
     Strengthening Markets, Income, and Supply.
       The following table reflects the status of this fund for 
     fiscal year 2014:

                           ESTIMATED TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE AND BALANCE CARRIED FORWARD
                                             [Dollars in Thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                                                  Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation (30% of Customs Receipts)...............                                                $9,211,183
Less Transfers:
    Food & Nutrition Service..........................                                               (8,011,569)
    Commerce Department...............................                                                 (130,144)
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
    Total, Transfers..................................                                               (8,141,713)
Prior Year Appropriation Available, Start of Year.....                                                   313,531
Unavailable for Obligations (recoveries & offsetting    ........................................................
 collections).........................................
Transfer of Prior Year Funds to FNS (F&V).............                                                 (117,000)
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
Budget Authority......................................                                                 1,266,001
Rescission of Current Year Funds......................                                                 (189,000)
Appropriations Reduced 7.2 Percent by Sequestration...                                                  (79,704)
Unavailable for Obligations (F&V Transfer-FNS)........                                                 (119,000)
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
Available for Obligation..............................                                                   878,297
Less Obligations:
Child Nutrition Programs (Entitlement Commodities)....                                                   465,000
State Option Contract.................................                                                     5,000
Removal of Defective Commodities......................                                                     2,500
Emergency Surplus Removal.............................  ........................................................
Small Business Support................................  ........................................................
Disaster Relief.......................................                                                     5,000
Additional Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Purchases.....                                                   206,000
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.....................                                                    41,000
Estimated Future Needs................................                                                    99,119
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
    Total, Commodity Procurement......................                                                   823,619
Administrative Funds:
    Commodity Purchase Support........................                                                    34,622
    Marketing Agreements and Orders...................                                                    20,056
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Administrative Funds...................                                                    54,678
        Total Obligations.............................                                                   878,297
Unavailable for Obligations (F&V transfer to FNS).....                                                   119,000
Balances, Collections, and Recoveries Not Available...  ........................................................
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
    Total, End of Year Balances.......................                                                  $119,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   PAYMENTS TO STATES AND POSSESSIONS

       The agreement provides $1,363,000 for Payments to States 
     and Possessions.

        Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $40,261,000 for the Grain 
     Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
       The agreement includes the full funding level requested for 
     the Grain Regulatory Program.

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        LIMITATION ON INSPECTION AND WEIGHING SERVICES EXPENSES

       The agreement includes a limitation on inspection and 
     weighing services expenses of $50,000,000.

             Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety

       The agreement provides $811,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Food Safety.

                   Food Safety and Inspection Service

       The agreement provides $1,010,689,000 for the Food Safety 
     and Inspection Service and does not include the additional 
     funding requested to add 20 states to the Cooperative 
     Interstate Program.
       The agreement supports implementation of section 11016 of 
     Public Law 110-246 and expects USDA to meet its statutory 
     obligation and promulgate regulations to implement this 
     section using the broad definition contained in its proposed 
     rule.
       The following table reflects the agreement:

                   FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal...............................................          $893,740
State.................................................            62,734
International.........................................            15,883
Codex Alimentarius....................................             3,752
Public Health Data Communications Infrastructure                  34,580
 System...............................................
                                                       -----------------
    Total, Food Safety and Inspection Service.........        $1,010,689
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural 
                                Services

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

                          Farm Service Agency


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $1,177,926,000 for the Farm Service 
     Agency.
       The agreement directs USDA to pursue options for obtaining 
     additional reimbursements from public and private entities 
     for the cost of providing imagery and/or imagery services 
     acquired through the National Agriculture Imagery Program 
     (NAIP). The supplemental funding would allow the NAIP program 
     to collect high-quality digital aerial photography of the 
     entire continental U.S. each year. In addition to base funds, 
     these supplemental contributions should provide the maximum 
     benefit for USDA programs and other users of these images. 
     Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, USDA shall submit a 
     report to the Committees that includes a detailed description 
     of options for obtaining such reimbursements, including a 
     discussion on the option to request new legislative 
     authority.
       The following table reflects the agreement:

 
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salaries and expenses......................................   $1,177,926
    Transfer from P.L. 480.................................        2,735
    Transfer from Export Loans.............................          354
    Transfer from ACIF.....................................      306,998
                                                            ------------
    Total, FSA Salaries and expenses.......................   $1,488,013
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         STATE MEDIATION GRANTS

       The agreement provides $3,782,000 for State Mediation 
     Grants.


               GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $5,526,000 for the Grassroots Source 
     Water Protection Program.


                        DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $250,000 for the Dairy Indemnity 
     Program.


           AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The following table reflects the agreement:

 
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Farm Ownership Loans:
    Direct.....................................               ($575,000)
    Subsidy....................................                   $4,428
    Guaranteed.................................             ($2,000,000)
    Subsidy....................................  .......................
Farm Operating Loans:
    Direct.....................................             ($1,195,620)
    Subsidy....................................                  $65,520
    Unsubsidized Guaranteed....................             ($1,500,000)
    Subsidy....................................                  $18,300
Emergency Loans................................                ($34,658)
    Subsidy....................................                   $1,698
Indian Tribe Land Acquisition Loans............                 ($2,000)
    Subsidy....................................  .......................
Conservation Loans-Guaranteed..................               ($150,000)
    Subsidy....................................  .......................
Indian Highly Fractionated Land................                ($10,000)
    Subsidy....................................                      $68
Boll Weevil Eradication........................                ($60,000)
    Subsidy....................................  .......................
ACIF Expenses:
    Salaries and Expenses......................                 $306,998
    Administrative Expenses....................                   $7,721
------------------------------------------------------------------------



 =========================== NOTE =========================== 
January 15, 2014 on H479 the following appeared: Farm Ownership Loans: 
  Direct Subsidy .................................................... 
                 ($575,000) $4,428 Guaranteed Subsidy 
.................................................... ($2,000,000) Farm 
                    Operating Loans: Direct Subsidy 
 ................................................ ($1,195,620) $65,520 
 Unsubsidized Guaranteed Subsidy ................ ($1,500,000) $18,300 
Emergency Loans Subsidy ................ ($34,658) $1,698 Indian Tribe 
      Land Acquisition Loans Subsidy ........................... 
             ($2,000)Conservation Loans-Guaranteed Subsidy 
............................ ($150,000) Indian Highly Fractionated Land 
Subsidy ........................ ($10,000) $68 Boll Weevil Eradication 
 Subsidy .............................................. ($60,000) ACIF 
                    Expenses: Salaries and Expenses 
    ...................................................... $306,998 
                        Administrative Expenses 
     ....................................................... $7,721


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 
 The online version should be corrected to read: Farm Ownership Loans: 
            Direct .................... ($575,000) Subsidy 
........................................................................
                            ....... $4,428 
Guaranteed..............................................................
                     ....... ($2,000,000) Subsidy 
........................................................................
                  ...$0 Farm Operating Loans: Direct 
........................................................................
                      ...... ($1,195,620) Subsidy 
........................................................................
                      ...... $65,520 Unsubsidized 
Guaranteed............................................... ($1,500,000) 
                                Subsidy 
........................................................................
                       ...... $18,300 Emergency 
Loans...................................................................
                         .. ($34,658) Subsidy 
........................................................................
             ....... $1,698 Indian Tribe Land Acquisition 
Loans...................................................................
                    ...................... ($2,000) 
........................................................................
                    ..........$0 Conservation Loans-
   Guaranteed............................................ ($150,000) 
                         Subsidy ............. 
........................................................................
                    .$0 Indian Highly Fractionated 
Land................................................ ($10,000) Subsidy 
                             ............. 
....................................................................... 
                      $68 Boll Weevil Eradication 
............................................................. ($60,000) 
                                Subsidy 
........................................................................
        ............... $0 ACIF Expenses: Salaries and Expenses 
   ....................................................... $306,998 
                        Administrative Expenses 
    ........................................................ $7,721

                         Risk Management Agency

       The agreement provides $71,496,000 for the Risk Management 
     Agency.
       There is concern about the pace of progress in implementing 
     an organic price election for all organic crops as required 
     in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. USDA is 
     urged to make every effort to implement this requirement as 
     quickly as possible. The Department is requested to provide a 
     report to the Committees with its strategic plan and 
     timetable to implement organic price elections for all 
     organic crops produced in compliance with the National 
     Organic Program regulations under the Organic Foods 
     Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).

                              Corporations

                Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund

       The agreement provides an appropriation of such sums as may 
     be necessary for the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund.

                   Commodity Credit Corporation Fund


                 REIMBURSEMENT FOR NET REALIZED LOSSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides an appropriation of such sums as may 
     be necessary for Reimbursement for Net Realized Losses of the 
     Commodity Credit Corporation.


                       HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

                        (LIMITATION ON EXPENSES)

       The agreement provides a limitation of $5,000,000 for 
     Hazardous Waste Management.

                    TITLE II--CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

  Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service


                        CONSERVATION OPERATIONS

       The agreement provides $812,939,000 for Conservation 
     Operations.
       The agreement includes $9,300,000 for the Snow Survey and 
     Water Forecasting Program; $9,400,000 for the Plant Materials 
     Centers; $80,000,000 for the Soil Surveys Program; $3,000,000 
     for ongoing watershed projects; and $711,239,000 for 
     conservation technical assistance.


                    WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $12,000,000 for the Watershed 
     Rehabilitation Program.

                 TITLE III--RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

          Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development

       The agreement provides $893,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Rural Development.

                Rural Development Salaries and Expenses


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $203,424,000 for Rural Development 
     Salaries and Expenses.
       The agreement directs the Secretary to report to the 
     Committees within 90 days of enactment on the current 
     structure and future needs of the administrative and 
     information technology systems that support the Rural Housing 
     Service's guaranteed loan program, including a comparison of 
     RHS systems with other similar federal systems.

                         Rural Housing Service


              RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides a total subsidy of $462,404,000 for 
     activities under the Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program 
     Account. This includes a transfer of $415,100,000 to the 
     Rural Development Salaries and Expenses account.
       The agreement consolidates REAP Zone set-asides, previously 
     included in individual accounts, into one general provision. 
     It is intended that this general provision be implemented in 
     the same manner as the individual REAP Zone set-asides 
     described in S. 1244.
       The following table indicates loan, subsidy, and grant 
     levels provided by the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan authorizations:
    Single family direct (sec. 502)..................         ($900,000)
    Single family unsubsidized guaranteed............       (24,000,000)
    Housing repair (sec. 504)........................           (26,280)
    Rental housing (sec. 515)........................           (28,432)
    Multi-family guaranteed (sec. 538)...............          (150,000)
    Credit sales of acquired property................           (10,000)
    Self-help housing land development (sec. 523)....            (5,000)
    Site development loans (sec. 524)................            (5,000)
    Farm labor housing...............................           (23,855)
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Loan authorizations...................      ($25,148,567)
Loan subsidies:
    Single family direct (sec. 502)..................            $24,480
    Housing repair (sec. 504)........................              2,176
    Rental housing (sec. 515)........................              6,656
    Farm labor housing...............................              5,656
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal, Loan subsidies.....................             38,968
    Farm labor housing grants........................              8,336
        Total, loan subsidies and grants.............            $47,304
Administrative expenses (transfer to RD).............           $415,100
        Total, Loan subsidies, grants, and                      $462,404
         administrative expenses.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $1,110,000,000 for the Rental 
     Assistance Program.
       The agreement directs the Secretary to develop proposals to 
     make short and long-term program adjustments to ensure the 
     long-term stability and sustainability of the rental 
     assistance program. In developing these proposals, the 
     Secretary shall consider the management mechanisms and 
     authorities that the Housing Acts governing other federal 
     multi-family housing programs provide that USDA currently 
     does not have, mechanisms that would enable the Department to 
     proactively and strategically manage any future funding 
     shortfalls, and the long-term viability of the program. The 
     Secretary is directed to expeditiously report to the 
     Committees on these proposals.


          MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING REVITALIZATION PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $32,575,000 for the Multi-Family 
     Housing Revitalization Program Account.
       This includes $12,575,000 for vouchers and $20,000,000 for 
     a housing preservation demonstration program.


                  MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING GRANTS

       The agreement provides $25,000,000 for Mutual and Self-Help 
     Housing Grants.

[[Page H480]]

                    RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE GRANTS

       The agreement provides $32,239,000 for Rural Housing 
     Assistance Grants.
       The following table reflects the grant levels provided by 
     the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Very-low income housing repair grants......................      $28,701
Housing preservation grants................................        3,538
                                                            ------------
    Total, grants..........................................      $32,239
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               RURAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $32,520,000 for the Rural Community 
     Facilities Program Account.
       The following table reflects the loan, subsidy, and grant 
     amounts provided by the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan Authorizations:
    CF direct loans..................................       ($2,200,000)
    CF guaranteed loans..............................           (59,543)
Loan Subsidies and Grants:
    CF guaranteed loans..............................              3,775
    CF grants........................................             13,000
    Rural Community Development Initiative...........              5,967
    Economic Impact Initiative.......................              5,778
    Tribal College Grants............................              4,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, subsidies and grants..................            $32,520
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   Rural Business-Cooperative Service


                     RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $96,539,000 for the Rural Business 
     Program Account.
       The following table reflects the loan, subsidy, and grant 
     levels provided by the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Business and Industry loan program:
Guaranteed loan authorization..............................   ($958,097)
Guaranteed loan subsidy....................................       66,971
Rural business enterprise grants...........................       24,318
Rural business opportunity grants..........................        2,250
Delta Regional Authority...................................        3,000
                                                            ------------
    Total, subsidy and grants..............................      $96,539
------------------------------------------------------------------------

              RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $8,521,000 for the Rural Development 
     Loan Fund Program Account.
       The agreement provides for a transfer of $4,439,000 to the 
     Rural Development Salaries and Expenses account.
       The following table reflects the loan and subsidy levels 
     provided by the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan authorization.........................................    ($18,889)
Loan subsidy...............................................        4,082
Administrative expenses (Transfer to RD)...................        4,439
                                                            ------------
    Total, subsidy and administrative expenses.............       $8,521
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $33,077,000 for the Rural Economic 
     Development Loans Program Account.


                  RURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

       The agreement provides $26,050,000 for Rural Cooperative 
     Development Grants.
       The agreement includes $5,800,000 for cooperative 
     development grants; $2,250,000 for a cooperative agreement 
     for the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas 
     program; $3,000,000 for cooperatives or associations of 
     cooperatives whose primary focus is to provide assistance to 
     small, socially disadvantaged producers; and $15,000,000 for 
     value-added agricultural product market development grants.


                RURAL MICROENTERPRISE INVESTMENT PROGRAM

       The agreement does not include funding for the Rural 
     Microenterprise Investment Program.


                    RURAL ENERGY FOR AMERICA PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $3,500,000 for the Rural Energy for 
     America Program.

                        Rural Utilities Service


             RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $462,371,000 for the Rural Water and 
     Waste Disposal Program Account.
       The following table reflects the loan, subsidy, and grant 
     levels provided by the agreement:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan authorizations:
    Water and waste direct loans.....................       ($1,200,000)
    Water and waste guaranteed loans.................           (50,000)
    Direct loans authorized by P.L. 83-566...........           (40,000)
Subsidies and grants:
    Guaranteed loan subsidy..........................                355
    Water and waste revolving fund...................              1,000
    Water well system grants.........................                993
    Grants for Colonias, Native Americans, Alaskan                66,500
     Native Villages, and Hawaiian Home Lands........
    Water and waste technical assistance grants......             19,000
    Circuit Rider program............................             15,000
    Solid waste management grants....................              4,000
    High energy cost grants..........................             10,000
    Water and waste disposal grants..................            345,523
                                                      ------------------
        Total, subsidies and grants..................           $462,371
------------------------------------------------------------------------

   RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $34,478,000 for activities under the 
     Rural Electrification and Telecommunications Loans Program 
     Account.
       The agreement provides for an estimated loan level of 
     $6,190,000,000.
       The agreement provides for a transfer of $34,478,000 to the 
     Rural Development Salaries and Expenses account.
       With the establishment of the RUS Energy Efficiency and 
     Conservation loan program, RUS is encouraged to utilize up to 
     $250,000,000 of the electric loan program for this 
     initiative. It is recognized that the interest rates under 
     the program may need to be adjusted to increase program 
     utilization in the future.
       The agreement provides flexibility to allow the agency to 
     utilize funding in the most effective manner among the three 
     telecommunications programs.
       The following table indicates loan levels provided by the 
     agreement.

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Loan authorizations:
    Electric:........................................
    Direct, FFB......................................        (5,000,000)
    Guaranteed underwriting..........................          (500,000)
                                                      ------------------
      Subtotal.......................................        (5,500,000)
                                                      ==================
Telecommunications...................................          (690,000)
    Total, loan authorizations.......................       ($6,190,000)
                                                      ==================
Administrative expenses (transfer to RD).............             34,478
                                                      ------------------
    Total, Loan subsidies and administrative expenses            $34,478
------------------------------------------------------------------------

         DISTANCE LEARNING, TELEMEDICINE, AND BROADBAND PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $39,195,000 for the Distance 
     Learning, Telemedicine, and Broadband Program.
       The agreement provides $24,323,000 for grants for 
     telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. 
     The agreement provides $3,000,000 for telemedicine and 
     distance learning grants for health needs in the Mississippi 
     River Delta area and $2,000,000 for grants to noncommercial 
     educational television broadcast stations that serve rural 
     areas.
       The agreement provides $10,372,000 for grants to finance 
     broadband transmission and Internet services in unserved 
     rural areas.
       The agreement provides an estimated loan level of 
     $34,483,000 and $4,500,000 in subsidy for broadband 
     telecommunications.
       The agreement directs RUS to focus expenditures on projects 
     that bring broadband service to currently unserved 
     households.

                    TITLE IV--DOMESTIC FOOD PROGRAMS

Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

       The agreement provides $811,000 for the Office of the Under 
     Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.
       USDA is directed to work with States to ensure full 
     compliance with the law that all WIC and SNAP participants 
     meet all program eligibility requirements. USDA is also 
     directed to ensure these programs are not being promoted to 
     ineligible individuals, which would increase program costs.

                       Food and Nutrition Service


                        CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $19,287,957,000 for Child Nutrition 
     Programs. Included in the total is an appropriated amount of 
     $11,276,388,000 and a transfer from Section 32 of 
     $8,011,569,000.
       In lieu of the language in the House and Senate reports on 
     School Meals, the Secretary is directed to establish a waiver 
     approval process within 90 days of enactment for States to 
     grant waivers for the 2014-15 school year to any local 
     educational agency that certifies it cannot operate a food 
     service program without incurring increased costs in order to 
     comply with the interim final rule entitled ``National School 
     Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition 
     Standards for All Foods Sold in School'' and/or Part 220 of 
     title 7, Code of Federal Regulations as such part relates to 
     establishing new nutrition standards for the school breakfast 
     program. The Secretary is further directed to provide schools 
     that are granted a waiver technical assistance to help with 
     implementation in future years.
       USDA is directed to provide sufficient guidance and 
     training so that States can ensure that all approved CACFP 
     sites providing at-risk, after-school snacks and suppers, are 
     in full compliance with the eligibility requirements for 
     participating in the program.
       There continues to be concern about high error and improper 
     payment rates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and 
     the School Breakfast Program (SBP). For fiscal year 2013, the 
     NSLP had an error rate of 15.69 percent totaling 
     $1,800,000,000 in improper payments, and the SBP had an error 
     rate of 25.26 percent totaling $831,000,000 in improper 
     payments. The agreement provides the requested funding to 
     support USDA's efforts to reduce erroneous payments. USDA is 
     directed to work with States and local educational agencies 
     and submit a plan to the Committees within 60 days of 
     enactment detailing the steps it will take to reduce high 
     error and improper payment rates.
       The agreement provides the following for Child Nutrition 
     Programs:

[[Page H481]]


                      TOTAL OBLIGATIONAL AUTHORITY
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Child Nutrition Programs:
  School lunch program..................................     $10,576,266
  School breakfast program..............................       3,728,579
  Child and adult care food program.....................       3,079,915
  Summer food service program...........................         461,584
  Special milk program..................................          10,608
  State administrative expenses.........................         247,182
  Commodity procurement.................................       1,078,668
  Food Safety Education.................................           2,649
  Coordinated Review....................................          10,000
  Computer Support and Processing.......................          11,002
  CACFP training and technical assistance...............           8,016
  Child Nutrition Program Studies and Evaluations.......          19,697
  Child Nutrition payment accuracy......................           9,617
  Farm to school tactical team..........................           2,170
  Team Nutrition........................................          15,504
  Healthier US Schools Challenge........................           1,500
  School Meals Equipment Grants.........................          25,000
                                                         ---------------
    Total...............................................     $19,287,957
------------------------------------------------------------------------

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN 
                                 (WIC)

       The agreement provides $6,715,841,000 for the Special 
     Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and 
     Children (WIC).
       WIC regulations require the State agency conduct an on-site 
     visit prior to or at the time of a vendor's initial 
     authorization. The visit is part of the application review 
     process that could take up to 90 days. USDA has taken strong 
     actions to impose vendor moratoriums in States where 
     questionable vendor practices have been identified. The 
     agreement includes language to address a backlog of vendor 
     applications that exists in States that have a federally 
     imposed vendor moratorium. It is understood the Secretary 
     will establish terms and conditions focusing onexisting 
     retailers that are in good standing, are at a low risk for 
     fraud, and have existing master agreements in place.
       The agreement expects the Secretary to amend 7 CFR 246.10 
     in order for state agencies to include all varieties of 
     fresh, whole, or cut vegetables, except for vegetables with 
     added sugars, fats, oils; provided that inclusion of such 
     vegetables contribute towards meeting the special nutritional 
     needs of program participants and increases the availability 
     of low-cost, high-nutrient alternatives for participants 
     throughout the year. Within 15 days of any decision not to 
     comply, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committees 
     explaining such decision.


               SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $82,169,945,000 for the Supplemental 
     Nutrition Assistance Program. The agreement includes 
     $3,000,000,000 to be made available for a contingency 
     reserve. The agreement provides a funding level for SNAP 
     benefits as reflected in OMB's mid-session review of the 
     budget.
       There is concern about the use of valuable tax dollars to 
     promote enrollment of SNAP through radio, television, and 
     other advertisements as well as outreach activities with 
     foreign governments to encourage the use of SNAP. USDA is 
     strongly encouraged to cease these types of government-
     sponsored recruitment activities.
       USDA is directed to maintain restrictions for hot prepared 
     foods and other foods intended for immediate on-premise 
     consumption, including hot beverages and fountain drinks.
       The agreement provides the following for the Supplemental 
     Nutrition Assistance Program:

                      TOTAL OBLIGATIONAL AUTHORITY
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:
    Benefits............................................     $71,884,955
    Contingency Reserve.................................       3,000,000
    State Administrative Costs..........................       3,999,024
    Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant             401,000
     Program............................................
    Employment and Training.............................         426,405
    Mandatory Other Program Costs.......................         161,179
    Discretionary Other Program Costs...................             998
    Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico................       1,893,880
    Nutrition Assistance for American Samoa.............           7,606
    Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations....         104,000
    TEFAP Commodities...................................         268,750
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands........          12,148
    Community Food Project..............................           5,000
    Program Access......................................           5,000
                                                         ---------------
        Total...........................................     $82,169,945
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      COMMODITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $269,701,000 for the Commodity 
     Assistance Program. This total includes $202,682,000 for the 
     Commodity Supplemental Food Program; $16,548,000 for the 
     Farmers' Market Nutrition Program; and $1,070,000 for Pacific 
     Island Assistance. The agreement includes $49,401,000 for The 
     Emergency Food Assistance Program transportation and storage.


                   NUTRITION PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION

       The agreement includes $141,348,000 for Nutrition Programs 
     Administration.
       Hunger is far too prevalent in the United States. Congress 
     and the Administration should work together to implement 
     policies that reduce the existence of hunger and the 
     suffering associated with it.

            TITLE V--FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AND RELATED PROGRAMS

                      Foreign Agricultural Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $177,863,000 for the Foreign 
     Agricultural Service, Salaries and Expenses and transfers of 
     $6,394,000.


  FOOD FOR PEACE TITLE I DIRECT CREDIT AND FOOD FOR PROGRESS PROGRAM 
                                ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $2,735,000 for administrative 
     expenses for the Food for Peace Title I Direct Credit and 
     Food for Progress Program Account to be transferred to and 
     merged with the appropriation for ``Farm Service Agency, 
     Salaries and Expenses''.


                     FOOD FOR PEACE TITLE II GRANTS

       The agreement provides $1,466,000,000 for Food for Peace 
     Title II Grants.
       The agreement directs USDA and USAID not to conduct the 
     study in H.Rpt. 113-116 on the proposed food aid reforms in 
     the President's fiscal year 2014 Budget.


  MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION 
                             PROGRAM GRANTS

       The agreement provides $185,126,000 for the McGovern-Dole 
     International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.


              COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT (LOANS)

                    CREDIT GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $6,748,000 for the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation Export Loans Credit Guarantee Program Account.

      TITLE VI--RELATED AGENCIES AND FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

                Department of Health and Human Services


                      FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $2,551,905,000 in new discretionary 
     budget authority, and $1,794,765,000 in user fees for a total 
     of $4,346,670,000 for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
     salaries and expenses. The agreement provides specific 
     amounts by FDA activity as reflected in the following table:

            FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SALARIES & EXPENSES
                         [Dollars in Thousands]
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Budget Authority:
  Foods.................................................        $882,817
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition........         266,408
        Field Activities................................         616,409
  Human Drugs...........................................         466,374
  Center for Drug Evaluation and Research...............         339,838
    Field Activities....................................         126,536
  Biologics.............................................         210,928
  Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research..........         170,744
    Field Activities....................................          40,184
  Animal Drugs and Feeds................................         141,566
  Center for Veterinary Medicine........................          87,846
    Field Activities....................................          53,720
  Devices and Radiological Products.....................         320,825
  Center for Devices and Radiological Health............         240,345
    Field Activities....................................          80,480
National Center for Toxicological Research..............          62,494
Other Activities/Office of the Commissioner.............         172,107
White Oak Consolidation.................................          58,044
GSA Rent................................................         162,076
Other Rent and Rent Related.............................          74,674
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal, Budget Authority..........................       2,551,905
User Fees:
  Prescription Drug User Fee Act........................         760,000
  Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act.........         114,833
  Animal Drug User Fee Act..............................          23,600
  Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act......................           7,328
  Tobacco Product User Fees.............................         534,000
  Food Reinspection Fees................................          15,367
  Food and Feed Recall Fees.............................          12,925
  Human Generic Drug User Fee Act.......................         305,996
  Biosimilar User Fee Act...............................          20,716
                                                         ---------------
    Subtotal, User Fees.................................       1,794,765
                                                         ===============
      Total, FDA Program Level..........................      $4,346,670
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       The agreement directs that not less than $24,504,000 shall 
     be available for FDA's Medical Countermeasures Initiative.
       The agreement includes full funding as requested for 
     implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act. FDA 
     is urged to follow up the November 2011 meeting of the 
     National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee by 
     promptly reviewing the evidence supporting including 
     information related to an individual's breast density in the 
     mammogram patient report and physician report.
       One of the most critical issues facing FSMA implementation 
     is proper training of Federal and State inspection personnel. 
     FDA is expected to implement a comprehensive training program 
     about what the regulations require, the conduct of 
     inspections, and the type of observations that are 
     appropriate to include on FDA Form 483.
       FDA is to be commended for its recent decision to revise 
     language in proposed rules affecting farmers including 
     changes to proposed regulations regarding water quality 
     standards and testing, the use of raw manure and compost, 
     mixed use facilities, and qualified exemptions.
       There is concern that FDA's analysis of the implementation 
     costs for the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule [FDA-
     2011-N-0920] significantly underestimates the cost to those 
     entities as demonstrated in comments filed with the agency on 
     November 22, 2013. The agency did not include regulations or 
     a cost benefit analysis for environmental, ingredient, and 
     finished product testing. The agency has indicated that 
     significant changes will be needed in key provisions and is 
     encouraged to re-propose a rule that provides the necessity, 
     location, and frequency of testing based upon risk/cost 
     benefit and other established verification activities. FDA is 
     urged to stay within the framework specified in law, ensure 
     food safety rules are risk-based, and make certain that food 
     safety improvements are economically feasible to both the 
     agency and the industry.

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       It has been determined that FDA user fee programs are 
     subject to sequester, although they are not normal tax 
     revenue. It is important to maintain industry support for 
     user fee programs and for FDA to continue to meet negotiated 
     performance standards. The Administration is thereby 
     encouraged to reconsider the inclusion of FDA user fees when 
     calculating sequester.
       The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
     Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 
     (P.L. 111-80) included a new provision appropriating 
     prescription drug user fees collected in excess of the fiscal 
     year 2010 limitations stated in such Act. These fees were to 
     be credited to the Food and Drug Administration Salaries and 
     Expenses account and remain available until expended. It is 
     understood that excess prescription drug fees collected prior 
     to fiscal year 2010 remain unobligated. The intent of P.L. 
     111-80 was to make available such prior year excess 
     collections. FDA is directed to make these funds, which are 
     in excess of the fiscal year 2010 limitations, available for 
     obligation to support the prescription drug review and 
     approval process.


                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

       The agreement provides $8,788,000 for the Food and Drug 
     Administration Buildings and Facilities.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The explanatory statement remains silent on provisions that 
     were in both the House Report (H. Rpt. 113-116) and Senate 
     Report (S. Rpt. 113-80) that remain unchanged by this 
     agreement, except as noted.
       The agreement provides $215,000,000 for the Commodity 
     Futures Trading Commission. This total includes $35,000,000, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2015, for information 
     technology investments; $1,420,000 for the Office of the 
     Inspector General; and not to exceed $10,000,000 for transfer 
     to salaries and expenses.
       The agreement directs the CFTC to submit, within 30 days of 
     enactment, a detailed spending plan for the allocation of the 
     funds made available, displayed by discrete program, project, 
     and activity, including staffing projections, specifying both 
     FTEs and contractors, and planned investments in information 
     technology.

                       Farm Credit Administration


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

       The agreement includes a limitation of $62,600,000 on 
     administrative expenses of the Farm Credit Administration.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS


             (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS AND TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       Section 701.--The agreement includes language making funds 
     available for the purchase, replacement and hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles.
       Section 702.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     transfers of funds to the Working Capital Fund of the 
     Department of Agriculture.
       Section 703.--The agreement includes language limiting 
     funding provided in the bill to one year unless otherwise 
     specified.
       Section 704.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     indirect cost rates on cooperative agreements between the 
     Department of Agriculture and nonprofit institutions.
       Section 705.--The agreement includes language making 
     appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for the cost 
     of direct and guaranteed loans available until expended to 
     disburse certain obligations for certain Rural Development 
     programs.
       Section 706.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     transfer of funds to the Office of the Chief Information 
     Officer and the acquisition of information technology 
     systems.
       Section 707.--The agreement includes language making funds 
     available until expended to the Department of Agriculture to 
     disburse certain obligations for certain conservation 
     programs.
       Section 708.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Rural Utility Service program eligibility.
       Section 709.--The agreement includes language regarding in-
     kind support and Department of Agriculture research grants.
       Section 710.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Farm Service Agency and Rural Development funds for 
     information technology expenses.
       Section 711.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     availability of funds for liquid infant formula.
       Section 712.--The agreement includes language prohibiting 
     first-class airline travel.
       Section 713.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     availability of certain funds of the Commodity Credit 
     Corporation.
       Section 714.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act.
       Section 715.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     funding for advisory committees.
       Section 716.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     limitation on indirect costs for grants awarded by the 
     National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
       Section 717.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
       Section 718.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     limitation of funds.
       Section 719.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     limitation and rescission of funds.
       Section 720.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     user fee proposals without offsets.
       Section 721.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     reprogramming of funds.
       Section 722.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     fees for the guaranteed business and industry loan program.
       Section 723.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     appropriations hearing process.
       Section 724.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     government-sponsored news stories.
       Section 725.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     details and assignments of Department of Agriculture 
     employees.
       Section 726.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Department of Agriculture's mohair program.
       Section 727.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     rescission of certain unobligated balances.
       Section 728.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     section 1621 of Public Law 110-246.
       Section 729.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     pilot program for certain forest lands.
       Section 730.--The agreement includes language requiring 
     spend plans.
       Section 731.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     rescission of certain unobligated balances.
       Section 732.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Food for Peace Act.
       Section 733.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     rescission of certain unobligated balances.
       Section 734.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     rescission of certain unobligated balances.
       Section 735.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Rural Development programs.
       Section 736.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     limitation of funds.
       Section 737.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Rural Development programs.
       Section 738.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Rural Development programs.
       Section 739.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Water Bank Act.
       Section 740.--The agreement includes language regarding an 
     agricultural research facility.
       Section 741.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     rescission of certain unobligated balances.
       Section 742.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     USDA loan programs.
       Section 743.--The agreement includes language establishing 
     a National Hunger Commission.
       Section 744.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
       Section 745.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     limitation of funds on the Food Safety and Inspection 
     Service.
       Section 746.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     Rural Development programs.
       Section 747.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Food and Drug Administration.
       Section 748.--The agreement includes language regarding the 
     Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
       Section 749.--The agreement includes language regarding 
     funds of the Working Capital Fund.
       Section 750.--The agreement includes language regarding a 
     conservation program.

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     DIVISION B--COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

       Report language included in House Report 113-171 (``the 
     House report'') or Senate Report 113-78 (``the Senate 
     report'') that is not changed by this explanatory statement 
     or this Act is approved. The explanatory statement, while 
     repeating some language for emphasis, is not intended to 
     negate the language referred to above unless expressly 
     provided herein. In cases where both the House report and the 
     Senate report address a particular issue not specifically 
     addressed in the explanatory statement, the House report and 
     the Senate report should be read as consistent and are to be 
     interpreted accordingly. In cases where the House report or 
     the Senate report directs the submission of a report, such 
     report is to be submitted to both the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations (``the Committees'').
       Each department and agency funded in this Act shall follow 
     the directions set forth in this Act and the accompanying 
     statement and shall not reallocate resources or reorganize 
     activities except as provided herein. Reprogramming 
     procedures shall apply to: funds provided in this Act; 
     unobligated balances from previous appropriations Acts that 
     are available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 
     2014; and non-appropriated resources such as fee collections 
     that are used to meet program requirements in fiscal year 
     2014. These procedures are specified in section 505 of this 
     Act.
       Any reprogramming request shall include any out-year 
     budgetary impacts and a separate accounting of program or 
     mission impacts on estimated carryover funds. Any program, 
     project or activity cited in this statement, or in the House 
     report or the Senate report and not changed by this Act or 
     statement, shall be construed as the position of the Congress 
     and shall not be subject to reductions or reprogramming 
     without prior approval of the Committees. Further, any 
     department or agency funded in this Act which plans a 
     reduction-in-force shall notify the Appropriations Committees 
     of the House and Senate by letter no later than 30 days in 
     advance of the date of any such planned personnel action.
       When a department or agency submits a reprogramming or 
     transfer request to the Appropriations Committees of the 
     House and Senate and does not receive identical responses by 
     the House and Senate, it shall be the responsibility of the 
     department or agency seeking the reprogramming to reconcile 
     the differences between the two bodies before proceeding. If 
     reconciliation is not possible, the items in disagreement in 
     the reprogramming or transfer request shall be considered 
     unapproved.
       In compliance with section 535 of this Act, the Departments 
     of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space 
     Administration and the National Science Foundation shall 
     submit spending plans, signed by the respective department or 
     agency head, for the Committees' review not later than 30 
     days after enactment of this Act.

                    TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                   International Trade Administration


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

       This Act includes $470,000,000 in total resources for the 
     programs of the International Trade Administration (ITA). 
     This amount is offset by $9,439,000 in estimated fee 
     collections, resulting in a direct appropriation of 
     $460,561,000. Within this amount, no less than $320,000,000 
     shall be designated for Global Market activities, subject to 
     section 505 reprogramming requirements of this Act. Language 
     in the House and Senate reports regarding U.S. Export 
     Assistance Centers is adopted but modified to clarify that 
     ITA shall brief the Committees on Appropriations regarding 
     these matters no later than 90 days after enactment of this 
     Act.
       SelectUSA.--The agreement includes up to $7,000,000 for 
     SelectUSA activities. SelectUSA activities shall not 
     encourage investment in the United States by state-owned 
     entities.
       Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC).--The agreement 
     includes up to $7,500,000 for ITEC. The agreement 
     acknowledges the concerns in the House report regarding 
     reimbursements and clarifies that agencies may transfer or 
     reprogram funds in accordance with existing authorities and 
     section 505 of this Act. However, the agreement underscores 
     concerns raised with respect to transferring funds to other 
     agencies. Further guidance regarding this matter is included 
     elsewhere in this statement under the heading ``Office of the 
     United States Trade Representative.'' ITA shall submit 
     detailed spending plans for SelectUSA and ITEC with the 
     fiscal year 2014 Department of Commerce spending plan.

                    Bureau of Industry and Security


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

       This Act includes $101,450,000 for the Bureau of Industry 
     and Security.

                  Economic Development Administration

       This Act includes $246,500,000 for the programs and 
     administrative expenses of the Economic Development 
     Administration (EDA).


                ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

       This Act includes $209,500,000 for Economic Development 
     Assistance Programs. Funds are to be distributed as follows; 
     any deviation of funds shall be subject to the procedures set 
     forth in section 505 of this Act:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Works............................................     $96,000,000
Planning................................................      29,000,000
Technical Assistance....................................      11,000,000
Research and Evaluation.................................       1,500,000
Trade Adjustment Assistance.............................      15,000,000
Economic Adjustment Assistance..........................      42,000,000
Section 26 Innovative Manufacturing Loan Guarantees.....       5,000,000
Section 27 Science Parks Loan Guarantees and Regional         10,000,000
 Innovation Program.....................................
                                                         ---------------
    Total...............................................    $209,500,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Assistance for coal mining communities.--The agreement 
     includes House report language regarding efforts to assist 
     communities impacted by economic dislocation in the coal and 
     timber industries. In addition, the agreement includes no 
     less than $3,000,000 to enhance regional business development 
     in areas negatively impacted by the downturn in the coal 
     industry. Priority shall be given to those distressed 
     counties whose coal mining job losses since July 1, 2011, as 
     determined by data compiled by the Department of Labor, Mine 
     Safety and Health Administration, Mine Data Retrieval System, 
     exceed the average for job losses in the entire economy. 
     Funds may be used for small business technical assistance, 
     training development programs, export assistance, and other 
     related programs.
       Regional and Innovative Manufacturing Programs.--The 
     agreement adopts and reiterates all House report language 
     regarding loan guarantees under section 26 of the Stevenson-
     Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3721), 
     and all Senate report language regarding grants under section 
     27 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3722). For these programs, and for 
     loan guarantees under section 27 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 
     3722), all available funding from fiscal year 2014 and prior 
     years shall be centrally administered by EDA rather than by 
     the regions. Program delays are unacceptable, and EDA is 
     directed to work expeditiously to implement these programs 
     and obligate the funds. In addition, the agreement clarifies 
     that funding for all section 26 loan guarantees and section 
     27 grants and loan guarantees shall be administered and 
     awarded in accordance with the requirements of 15 U.S.C. 
     3721-3722 rather than the Public Works and Economic 
     Development Act (PWEDA). Other EDA programs shall continue to 
     be implemented under the requirements of PWEDA and the Trade 
     Adjustment Assistance Extension Act and administered through 
     the regional offices and in compliance with related 
     application eligibility requirements.


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $37,000,000 for EDA salaries and 
     expenses. The agreement modifies Senate report language 
     regarding vacancies to note that EDA is expected to fill 
     mission critical vacancies in both headquarters and the field 
     as quickly as possible. The agreement also adopts Senate 
     report language directing EDA to provide information on staff 
     vacancies to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 
     30 days after enactment of this Act and every 180 days 
     thereafter.

                  Minority Business Development Agency


                     MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

       This Act includes $28,000,000 for the Minority Business 
     Development Agency.

                   Economic and Statistical Analysis


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $99,000,000 for Economic and Statistical 
     Analysis.

                          Bureau of the Census

       This Act includes $945,000,000 for the Bureau of the 
     Census.


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $252,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Bureau of the Census.


                     PERIODIC CENSUSES AND PROGRAMS

       This Act includes $693,000,000 for periodic censuses and 
     programs. The agreement does not include Senate language 
     designating specific funding levels for the American 
     Community Survey.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $46,000,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the National Telecommunications and Information 
     Administration.

               United States Patent and Trademark Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       This Act includes language making available to the United 
     States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) $3,024,000,000, 
     the full amount of offsetting fee collections estimated for 
     fiscal year 2014.
       Patents End-to-End.--The agreement adopts House and Senate 
     report language regarding the Patents End-to-End program, and 
     the USPTO shall submit a report on these matters to the 
     Committees on Appropriations no later than 90 days after 
     enactment of this Act.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

       This Act includes $850,000,000 for the National Institute 
     of Standards and Technology (NIST).


             SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES

       This Act includes $651,000,000 for NIST's scientific and 
     technical core programs. Within these amounts, an increase of 
     $30,000,000 is

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     for advanced manufacturing initiatives at the NIST labs; an 
     increase of $5,000,000 is for cyber security research; and an 
     increase of $1,000,000 is for disaster resilience research. 
     The agreement also includes up to $3,000,000 for greenhouse 
     gas measurements; $4,000,000 for the National Initiative for 
     Cybersecurity Education program; and up to $5,000,000 is to 
     maintain NIST's current forensic measurement activities and 
     to participate in the National Commission on Forensic 
     Science. Additional forensic science funding is described in 
     title II of this statement.
       Centers of Excellence.--The agreement includes $15,000,000 
     to establish and operate centers of excellence on a 
     competitive basis, and NIST is encouraged to establish a 
     Center focused on forensic measurement science, technology, 
     and standards as described in the Senate report and a Center 
     on advanced manufacturing competitiveness and 
     commercialization technology in carbon nanomanufacturing as 
     described in the House report. In addition, $15,000,000 is 
     included for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
       National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace 
     (NSTIC).--The agreement includes $16,500,000 to maintain the 
     current operating level for NSTIC.


                     INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

       This Act includes $143,000,000 for industrial technology 
     services, including $128,000,000 for Hollings Manufacturing 
     Extension Partnerships. In lieu of Senate language regarding 
     the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech), 
     $15,000,000 is for ongoing AMTech activities. The agreement 
     does not address the administration's proposal for National 
     Network of Manufacturing Institutes (NNMI) because the NNMI 
     legislative proposal has not been considered or approved by 
     the Congress.


                  CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

       This Act includes $56,000,000 for NIST construction.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

       This Act includes a total of $5,314,606,000 for the 
     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       This Act includes a total program level of $3,287,392,000 
     under this account for the coastal, fisheries, marine, 
     weather, satellite and other programs of NOAA. This total 
     funding level includes $3,157,392,000 in direct 
     appropriations; a transfer of $115,000,000 from balances in 
     the ``Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research 
     Pertaining to American Fisheries'' account; and $15,000,000 
     is derived from recoveries of prior year obligations.
       The following narrative descriptions and tables identify 
     the specific activities and funding levels included in this 
     Act.
       National Ocean Service.--$471,946,000 is for National Ocean 
     Service operations, research, and facilities. The agreement 
     does not adopt House report language regarding a National 
     Academy of Sciences review of NOAA's ocean and coastal data 
     systems. Rather, this review shall commence upon completion 
     of a GAO analysis of these same systems.
       Navigation, Observations and Positioning.--The agreement 
     includes the full requested level for the Navigation Response 
     Teams and $4,000,000 for competitive geospatial modeling 
     grants. The agreement includes Senate report language 
     requiring NOAA to provide a report on the establishment of 
     two additional joint ocean and coastal mapping centers and 
     clarifies that any fiscal year 2014 funding used to establish 
     these centers shall be subject to approval by the Committees 
     on Appropriations.
       Marine debris.--NOAA shall spend up to $6,000,000 for 
     marine debris programs as described in the House and Senate 
     reports.
       Ocean and Coastal Management and Services.--Within the 
     amounts for Coastal Zone Management Grants, no funding is for 
     Regional Ocean Partnership grants.

       NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Navigation, Observations and Positioning
  Navigation, Observations and Positioning...................   $136,000
  Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Observations....     28,500
  Hydrographic Survey Priorities/Contracts...................     25,000
                                                              ----------
Navigation, Observations and Positioning.....................    189,500
                                                              ==========
Coastal Science and Assessment
  Coastal Science, Assessment, Response and Restoration......     70,500
  Competitive External Research..............................      9,000
                                                              ----------
Coastal Science and Assessment...............................     79,500
                                                              ==========
Ocean and Coastal Management and Services
  Coastal Zone Management and Services.......................     41,000
  Coastal Zone Management Grants.............................     66,146
  Coral Reef Program.........................................     26,000
  Sanctuaries and Marine Protected Areas.....................     48,500
  National Estuarine Research Reserve System.................     21,300
                                                              ----------
Ocean and Coastal Management and Services....................    202,946
                                                              ==========
    Total, National Ocean Service, Operations, Research and     $471,946
     Facilities..............................................
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          Management and ServicesCoastal Zone Management and 
Services............................................................41,0
                                   0


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          Management and ServicesCoastal Zone Management and 
Services............................................................41,0
                                   00

       National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).--$812,560,000 is 
     for NMFS operations, research, and facilities.
       Regional fisheries office.--Senate report language 
     regarding the closure of the NMFS Northeast Regional Office 
     is not adopted. Since the Senate report was filed, NOAA has 
     submitted its plan for how NMFS will improve its core 
     functions in the Mid-Atlantic region. NOAA has made progress 
     implementing this plan and shall continue making improvements 
     in fiscal year 2014. The agreement modifies Senate report 
     language by continuing operations at the Northeast Regional 
     Fisheries Office, but directs NOAA to change the name of the 
     office to the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office to 
     better reflect the geographic region that office represents, 
     which includes New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes 
     areas. The agreement further recommends that NMFS improve 
     services to the fishing industry, as described in Senate 
     report language, by enhancing operations at fishery science 
     centers and fishery statistics offices to give NMFS stronger 
     local connections throughout the region. With minimum 
     investments and changes over time, such efforts could provide 
     fishermen with more immediate access to NMFS support services 
     at existing local offices in their home States and homeports.
       Electronic logbooks.--The agreement reiterates Senate 
     language that NOAA shall maintain full funding for the 
     continued installation of electronic logbooks and monitoring 
     systems, which are both inherent to NOAA's core mission and 
     essential to the implementation of current fishery 
     regulations. The electronic monitoring systems shall be part 
     of an integrated at-sea monitoring program and shall serve as 
     an alternative to observers for vessels carrying such 
     electronic monitoring systems. The agreement clarifies that 
     NMFS shall work in fiscal year 2014 with the small boat fixed 
     gear fleet to implement a cooperative research program 
     designed to test the functionality of available electronic 
     monitoring systems. This cooperative research program shall 
     address data quality, costs, species identification 
     capabilities, and the reliability of hardware. NMFS shall 
     ensure that this effort is adequately resourced for the 
     fiscal year 2014 work program. Further, when evaluating 
     requests by small boat fixed gear vessels seeking a release 
     from the requirement to carry a human observer due to a lack 
     of physical space or other operational constraint, NMFS is 
     encouraged to exercise reasonable discretion in making such 
     determinations.

 NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
 
                           Program                               Amount
 
Protected Species Research and Management:
  Protected Species Research and Management Programs Base....    $39,000
  Species Recovery Grants....................................      5,000
  Marine Mammals.............................................     49,000
  Marine Turtles.............................................     12,200
  Other Protected Species (marine fish, plants and                 7,000
   invertebrates)............................................
  Atlantic Salmon............................................      5,000
  Pacific Salmon.............................................     59,500
                                                              ----------
    Total, Protected Species Research and Management.........    176,700
                                                              ==========
Fisheries Research and Management:
  Fisheries Research and Management Programs Base............    175,000
  National Catch Share Program...............................     25,000
  Expand Annual Stock Assessments-Improve Data Collection....     69,000
  Economics and Social Sciences Research.....................      7,300
  Salmon Management Activities...............................     30,200
  Regional Councils and Fisheries Commissions................     32,000
  Fisheries Statistics.......................................     22,000
  Fish Information Networks..................................     22,000
  Survey and Monitoring Projects.............................     24,000
  Fisheries Oceanography.....................................      2,160
  American Fisheries Act.....................................      3,700
  Interjurisdictional Fisheries Grants.......................      2,500
  National Standard 8........................................      1,000
  Reducing Bycatch...........................................      3,500
  Product Quality and Safety.................................      6,700
                                                              ----------
    Total, Fisheries Research and Management.................    426,060
                                                              ==========
Enforcement and Observers/Training:
  Enforcement................................................     65,000
  Observers/Training.........................................     43,000
                                                              ----------
    Total, Enforcement and Observers/Training................    108,000
                                                              ==========
Habitat Conservation and Restoration:
  Sustainable Habitat Management.............................     21,000
  Fisheries Habitat Restoration..............................     20,700
                                                              ----------
    Total, Habitat Conservation and Restoration..............     41,700
                                                              ==========
Other Activities Supporting Fisheries:
  Antarctic Research.........................................      2,900
  Aquaculture................................................      5,600
  Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity.................      2,000
  Computer Hardware and Software.............................      1,800
  Cooperative Research.......................................     12,000
  Information Analyses and Dissemination.....................     15,000
  Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction             800
   Program...................................................
  National Environmental Policy Act..........................      6,500
  NMFS Facilities Maintenance................................      3,300
  Regional Studies...........................................     10,200
                                                              ----------
    Total, Other Activities Supporting Fisheries.............     60,100
                                                              ==========
Total, National Marine Fisheries Service, Operations,           $812,560
 Research, and Facilities....................................
 

       Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.--$416,392,000 is for 
     Oceanic and Atmospheric Research operations, research, and 
     facilities.
       Climate Research.--The agreement does not include specific 
     funding amounts for climate variability on fish stocks that 
     were directed in the Senate report. However, NOAA is not 
     prohibited from moving ahead with such research.
       Phased array radar.--Language in the House and Senate 
     reports regarding phased array radar is adopted but modified 
     to clarify that a report on these matters shall be provided 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations no later 
     than 120 days after enactment of this Act.
       National Sea Grant College Program.--The agreement modifies 
     Senate report language for the National Sea Grant College 
     Program by providing no more than $1,000,000 for the new Sea 
     Grant Grand Challenge. The agreement adopts direction in the 
     House report to provide funding for marine aquaculture 
     research separate from the National Sea Grant College Program 
     base. NOAA shall follow direction in the Senate report on 
     competitively supporting external research efforts. The 
     agreement does not adopt the administration's request to 
     eliminate National Sea Grant College fellowship programs.

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  OFFICE OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND
                               FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Climate Research:
  Laboratories and Cooperative...............................     59,450
  Regional Climate Data and Information......................     37,000
  Climate Competitive Research, Sustained Observations and        60,000
   Regional information......................................
                                                              ----------
    Total, Climate Research..................................    156,450
                                                              ==========
Weather and Air Chemisry Research:
  Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes....................     64,000
  U.S. Weather Research Program..............................      4,200
  Tornado Severe Storm Research/Phased Array Radar...........      13,00
                                                              ----------
    Total, Weather and Air Chemistry Research................     81,200
                                                              ==========
Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research:
  Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes....................     26,442
  National Sea Grant College Program.........................     62,800
  Marine Aquaculture Program.................................      4,500
  Ocean Exploration and Research.............................     26,000
  Integrated Ocean Acidification.............................      6,000
  Sustained Ocean Observations and Monitoring................     41,000
                                                              ----------
    Total, Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research...........    166,742
                                                              ==========
    High Performance Computing Initiatives...................     12,000
                                                              ==========
    Total, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research,          $416,392
     Operations, Research, and Facilities....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       National Weather Service (NWS).----$953,627,000 is for NWS 
     operations, research, and facilities. Funding for the core 
     life and safety missions fulfilled by the National Weather 
     Service remains a high priority for the Committees on 
     Appropriations. Investments in improved forecasting 
     capabilities included in this Act and in Public Law 113-2, 
     the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, demonstrate the 
     Committees' continued commitment to NOAA's weather 
     enterprise. The agreement reiterates both House and Senate 
     report language regarding the National Weather Service, 
     including concerns raised about prior Antideficiency Act 
     violations, transition of research capabilities, and 
     consolidation of information technology activities in the 
     context of a broader examination of a future staffing model 
     for the National Weather Service. NOAA shall brief the 
     Committees on Appropriations on no less than a quarterly 
     basis regarding ongoing activities at the National Weather 
     Service. Senate report language regarding data agreements and 
     software development as a means to ingest, process, and 
     assimilate data is modified to remove specific reference to 
     geostationary hyperspectral data.
       National Mesonet Program.--The continuation of the mesonet 
     program through an open competitive process is supported. 
     Senate language regarding a single, multiyear type of award 
     is not adopted, and is further clarified in that any mesonet 
     award competition should ensure that awardees provide data in 
     formats that NWS may use in forecasts and severe weather 
     alerts. The agreement recommends that NOAA conduct a study of 
     how mesonet data can be integrated into the Advanced Weather 
     Interactive Processing System. Within the funds provided, 
     NOAA may, but is not required to, expand network coverage and 
     add additional observations.

                          NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                                                  Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Local Warnings and Forecasts
    Local Warnings and Forecasts Base.................                                                  $669,000
    Air Quality Forecasting...........................                                                       865
    Alaska Data Buoys.................................                                                     1,700
    Sustain Cooperative Observer Network..............                                                     1,000
    NOAA Profiler Network.............................                                                     1,800
    Strengthen U.S. Tsunami Warning Network...........                                                    26,880
    Pacific Island Compact............................                                                     3,775
    National Mesonnet Network.........................                                                    12,000
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Local Warnings and Forecasts..........                                                   717,020
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
Operations and Research
    Advanced Hydrological Prediction Services.........                                                    10,200
    Aviation Weather..................................                                                    21,452
    WFD Maintenance...................................                                                     6,600
    Weather Radio Transmitters........................                                                     2,300
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operations and Research...............                                                    40,552
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
Central Forecast Guidance.............................                                                    94,740
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Local Warnings and Forecasts, Operations                                                    852,312
       and Research, Central Forecast Guidance........
                                                       =========================================================
Systems Operation and Maintenance
    NEXRAD............................................                                                    46,455
    ASOS..............................................                                                    11,000
    AWIPS.............................................                                                    38,578
    NWSTG Backup--CIP.................................                                                     5,282
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Systems Operations and Maintenance.......                                                   101,315
                                                       =========================================================
      Total, National Weather Service, Operations,                                                      $953,627
       Research, and Facilities.......................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information 
     Service.--$187,167,000 is for National Environmental 
     Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) operations, 
     research, and facilities.

       NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE OPERATIONS, RESEARCH AND FACILITIES
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                                                  Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental Satellite Observing Systems
    Office of Satellite and Product Operations
        Satellite Command and Control.................                                                   $39,000
        NSOF Operations...............................                                                     8,000
        Product Processing and Distribution...........                                                    45,000
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal, Office of Satellite and Product                                                             92,000
     Operations.......................................
                                                       =========================================================
    Product Development, Readiness and Application
        Product Development, Readiness and Application                                                    19,000
         (PDRA).......................................
        PDRA (Ocean Remote Sensing)...................                                                     4,000
        Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation..                                                     3,000
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal, Product Development, Readiness and                                                          26,000
     Application......................................
                                                       =========================================================
    Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs......                                                     1,000
    Office of Space Commercialization.................                                                       600
    Group on Earth Observation........................                                                       500
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
      Total Environmental Satellite Observing Systems.                                                   120,100
                                                       =========================================================
Data Centers and Information Services
        Archive, Access and Assessment................                                                    48,000
        Coastal Data Development......................                                                     4,567
        Regional Climate Services.....................                                                     6,000
        Environmental Data Systems Modernization......                                                     8,500
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------

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      Total, Data Centers and Information Services....                                                    67,067
                                                       =========================================================
      Total, NESDIS, Operations, Research, and                                                          $187,167
       Facilities.....................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Program Support.--$445,700,000 is for Program Support.
       Ocean Education.--Within the $5,600,000 for NOAA Education 
     base programs, NOAA may use such sums as necessary for the 
     Environmental Literacy and Geographic Literacy programs.

          PROGRAM SUPPORT OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program Support
    Corporate Services
        Under Secretary and Associate Offices..............      $27,000
        NOAA-Wide Corporate Services and Agency Management.      111,000
        DOC Accounting System..............................       10,000
        Payment to the DOC Working Capital Fund............       38,000
        IT Security........................................        8,300
        NOAA Facilities Management, Maintenance,                  23,000
         Construction and Safety...........................
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, Corporate Services and Facilities............      217,300
                                                            ============
    NOAA Education Program
        BWET Regional Programs.............................        7,200
        Education Partnership Program/Minority Serving            14,400
         Institutions......................................
        NOAA Education Program Base........................        5,600
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, NOAA Education Program.......................       27,200
                                                            ============
      Total, Program Support...............................      244,500
                                                            ============
Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
    Marine Operations and Maintenance......................      170,000
    Aviation Operations and Aircraft Services..............       31,200
                                                            ------------
      Total, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations......      201,200
                                                            ============
      Total, Program Support and OMAO, Operations,              $445,700
       Research, and Facilities............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               procurement, acquisition and construction

       This Act includes a total program level of $2,029,864,000 
     in direct obligations for NOAA Procurement, Acquisition and 
     Construction (PAC), of which $2,022,864,000 is appropriated 
     from the general fund and $7,000,000 is derived from 
     recoveries of prior year obligations. The following narrative 
     description and table identify the specific activities and 
     funding levels included in this Act:
       NOAA weather satellites.--The agreement provides the full 
     requested amounts for NOAA's flagship weather satellites, 
     including the Geostationary Operational Environmental 
     Satellite-R (GOES-R) program and the Joint Polar Satellite 
     System (JPSS). The Committees are aware that a recent 
     analysis by the Independent Review Team found that NOAA has 
     made significant progress and improvements in overall program 
     management and interagency collaboration and that the GOES-R 
     and JPSS programs are proceeding well and being effectively 
     executed. However, this assessment also concludes, along with 
     prior assessments made by the Commerce Inspector General and 
     the Government Accountability Office, that critical issues 
     remain to be addressed, namely JPSS gap mitigation and 
     program fragility. The Committees expect NOAA to present a 
     strategy with the fiscal year 2015 budget that fully 
     addresses both the short- and long-term challenges associated 
     with the gap and fragility of the program. Such a strategy 
     shall examine the proposed polar free flyer mission, which 
     the agreement does not fund due to fiscal constraints. NOAA 
     is expected to focus on the weather mission and to better 
     address the weather gap in its fiscal year 2015 budget. In 
     addition, NOAA may use JPSS funds included in this Act and 
     prior appropriations for the procurement of additional spare 
     instruments and spacecraft as necessary to ensure the 
     continuity of polar observations. NOAA shall consult with the 
     Committees on Appropriations prior to beginning this effort. 
     NOAA shall continue to provide quarterly updates to the 
     Committees on the status of its weather satellite portfolio.

                PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOS
    National Estuarine Research Reserve Consruction........       $1,700
    Marine Sanctuaries Construction........................        2,000
                                                            ------------
Total NOS-PAC..............................................        3,700
                                                            ============
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
    Systems Acquisition
        Research Supercomputing/CCRI.......................       10,379
                                                            ============
National Weather Service
    Systems Acquisition
        ASOS...............................................        1,635
        AWIPS..............................................       21,592
        NWSTG Legacy Replacement...........................       16,215
        Radiosonde Network Replacement.....................        4,014
        Weather and Climate Supercomputing.................       44,169
        Complete and Sustain NOAA Weather Radio............        5,594
        Ground Readiness Project...........................       12,400
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, NWS Systems Acquisition......................      105,619
                                                            ------------
        Weather Forecast Office Construction...............        8,000
                                                            ------------
Total, National Weather Service-PAC........................      113,619
                                                            ============
National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information
 Service
    System Acquisition
        Geostationary Systems-N............................       26,321
        Geostationary Systems-R............................      954,761
        Polar Orbiting Systems-POES........................       28,788
        Jason-3............................................       18,500
        Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)................      824,000
        DSCOVR.............................................       23,675
        COSMIC 2...........................................        2,000
        EOS and Advanced Polar Data Processing,                      900
         Distribution and Archiving Systems................
        Critical Infrastructure Protection.................        2,772
        Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System          6,476
         (CLASS)...........................................
        Satellite Preparatory Data Exploitation............        3,455
        Enterprise Ground System...........................        3,000
                                                            ------------
    Subtotal, NESDIS Systems Acquisition...................    1,894,738
                                                            ------------
    Construction
        Satellite CDA Facility.............................        2,228
                                                            ------------
Total, NESDIS-PAC..........................................    1,896,966
                                                            ============
Program Support
Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
    Fleet Replacement
        Fleet Capital Improvements and Technology Infusion.        5,200
                                                            ============
Total, Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction..........   $2,029,864
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    pacific coastal salmon recovery

       This Act includes $65,000,000 for Pacific Coastal Salmon 
     Recovery.


                     fisheries disaster assistance

       This Act includes $75,000,000 for Fisheries Disaster 
     Assistance. The agreement modifies Senate report language by 
     clarifying that eligibility for this funding includes fishery 
     disasters declared by the Secretary of Commerce in calendar 
     years 2012 and 2013. Funding in this bill for fisheries 
     disaster assistance is a one-time occurrence and responds to 
     the specific disaster declarations in 2012 and 2013. The 
     Department shall continue working with States and Tribes in 
     the future with respect to fishery disaster determinations 
     and shall continue to work with the Congress on future 
     fisheries disasters funding requests, as necessary, 
     consistent with existing Federal laws and authorities.


                      fishermen's contingency fund

       This Act includes $350,000 for the Fishermen's Contingency 
     Fund.


                   fisheries finance program account

       This Act includes language under this heading limiting 
     obligations of direct loans to $24,000,000 for Individual 
     Fishing Quota loans and not to exceed $100,000,000 for 
     traditional direct loans.

                        Departmental Management


                         salaries and expenses

       This Act includes $55,500,000 for Departmental Management 
     salaries and expenses. The agreement adopts House and Senate 
     language regarding a Commerce Inspector General report on the 
     monitoring of obligation balances. This report shall be 
     provided to the Committees on Appropriations no later than 60 
     days after enactment of this Act.
       Working Capital Fund.--The agreement does not support the 
     level requested for the Department's Working Capital Fund. 
     Instead, the Department shall submit with its fiscal year 
     2014 spending plan a list of transfers to and activities to 
     be funded from the Working Capital Fund based on funding 
     levels provided in this Act. Within these amounts, the 
     agreement supports the proposed plan to establish the 
     Enterprise Security Operations Center from the Working 
     Capital Fund.
       Repatriation and manufacturing initiatives.--The agreement 
     includes House bill and report language on repatriation and 
     manufacturing initiatives and further directs the Department, 
     in conjunction with the task force on job repatriation and 
     manufacturing growth established in Public Law 112-55, to 
     work with the agencies funded in this division to issue a 
     report specifying the legislative and regulatory authorities 
     available to ensure that the Federal Government reaps the 
     maximum benefit from intellectual property developed as a 
     result of Federally funded research. The report, to be issued 
     within 180 days after enactment of this Act, shall describe 
     how the agencies funded in this division could use these 
     authorities to ensure that agency research discoveries yield 
     commercial technologies that are manufactured domestically. 
     The report shall additionally include specific 
     recommendations for improving domestic intellectual property 
     transfer and retention, and advancing related domestic 
     manufacturing derived from such intellectual property. In 
     addition, the Secretary of Commerce is expected to convene a 
     National Manufacturing Repatriation summit to focus on best 
     practices from States and industry on how the Department can 
     encourage more American companies to return their 
     manufacturing operations to the United States. The Secretary 
     shall provide the Committees on Appropriations with a report 
     summarizing any findings and recommendations of this event no 
     later than 120 days following the first day of its convening.


                      renovation and modernization

       This Act includes $4,000,000 for continuing renovation 
     activities only at the Herbert C. Hoover Building.


                      office of inspector general

       This Act includes a total of $34,000,000 for the Office of 
     Inspector General. This amount

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     includes $30,000,000 in direct appropriations, a $2,000,000 
     transfer from USPTO and a transfer of $1,000,000 each from 
     Bureau of the Census, Periodic Censuses and Programs, and 
     NOAA PAC for audits and reviews of those programs.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

       This Act includes the following general provisions for the 
     Department of Commerce:
       Section 101 makes funds available for advanced payments 
     only upon certification of officials, designated by the 
     Secretary, that such payments are considered to be in the 
     public interest.
       Section 102 makes appropriations for Department salaries 
     and expenses available for hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
     for services, and for uniforms and allowances as authorized 
     by law.
       Section 103 provides the authority to transfer funds 
     between Department of Commerce appropriation accounts and 
     requires 15 days advance notification to the Committees on 
     Appropriations for certain actions.
       Section 104 updates congressional notification requirements 
     for NOAA satellite programs.
       Section 105 provides for reimbursement for services within 
     Department of Commerce buildings.
       Section 106 clarifies that grant recipients under the 
     Department of Commerce may continue to deter child 
     pornography, copyright infringement, or any other unlawful 
     activity over their networks.
       Section 107 provides the Administrator with the authority 
     to avail NOAA of needed resources, with the consent of those 
     supplying the resources, to carry out responsibilities of any 
     statute administered by NOAA.
       Section 108 provides a requirement directing the Department 
     of Commerce to provide a monthly report on any official 
     travel to China by any Commerce employee.

                    TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                         General Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $110,000,000 for General Administration, 
     Salaries and Expenses.
       Since January 1, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has 
     experienced more than 3,500 vacancies of core staff positions 
     due to retirement or separation--about 3 percent of the 
     workforce. Funding included in this Act for component 
     agencies will allow hiring to improve readiness at the 
     Department. It is expected that DOJ will prioritize hiring to 
     fill vacant operational positions in the field including FBI, 
     ATF and DEA Special Agents; Deputy U.S. Marshals; 
     intelligence analysts; and Federal prosecutors.
       In lieu of the House proposal to transfer funds to the 
     Office of Inspector General (OIG) for an independent review 
     of the management and policies of the Civil Rights Division, 
     the agreement includes funding for such activity under the 
     OIG appropriation as described below.
       This Act includes language under general provisions 
     requiring a Department-wide spending plan that encompasses 
     plans for all Department agencies and activities, which 
     supersedes direction in the Senate report.
       To counter growing cyber threats, the agreement bolsters 
     resources for DOJ capabilities to investigate and prosecute 
     cases against cyber criminals, organized crime, and nation-
     state actors. To better inform budget formulation and help 
     DOJ apply resources precisely and efficiently, the Department 
     shall provide the Committees on Appropriations, not later 
     than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, a 
     multiyear strategic plan that identifies resources, programs 
     and coordination structures needed to enable DOJ to prevent 
     and respond more rapidly to future attacks. The plan should 
     include recommendations for the DOJ cybersecurity workforce; 
     collaboration with Federal agencies, State and local law 
     enforcement, and the private sector; intelligence sharing 
     among DOJ components and with other Federal agencies; and how 
     DOJ can target technology procurement to maximize impact and 
     minimize waste.
       The Department shall review its existing legal penalties 
     for companies associated with industrial espionage, as 
     proposed in the House report, and brief the Committees on 
     Appropriations on the efficacy of current penalties and 
     recommendations for their improvement, in lieu of the report 
     proposed by the House.
       The Justice Department and the administration are 
     encouraged to work with Congress, as proposed in the Senate 
     report, on ways to reform DOJ enforcement and incarceration 
     policies in order to address the burden of funding and 
     supporting a rapidly growing inmate and detention population. 
     Further direction is provided under ``Federal Prison System, 
     Salaries and Expenses'' and ``State and Local Law Enforcement 
     Assistance'' with regard to new assessments of Federal 
     corrections policies, and DOJ shall take into account the 
     results of such efforts and similar ones in developing its 
     strategies and policies with regard to stemming the growth of 
     the incarcerated population.
       The Department shall brief the Committees on Appropriations 
     not later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act on 
     registration requirements and the number of lobbyists 
     registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the 
     Lobbying Disclosure Act, as specified in the House report, in 
     lieu of the House requirement to submit a report.
       The Department shall submit a comprehensive report on all 
     Department of Justice anti-human trafficking activities no 
     later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     as specified in the House report, with the exception that any 
     information on sensitive matters pertinent to a full 
     description of such activities may be provided to the 
     Committees on Appropriations in a briefing before that date.
       The Department shall brief the Committees on Appropriations 
     not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act on 
     Justice Department personnel and budgetary resources based in 
     or assigned to support law enforcement efforts in Puerto Rico 
     and the U.S. Virgin Islands as specified in the House report, 
     in lieu of the report proposed by the House.
       The Department shall brief the Committees on Appropriations 
     not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act on its 
     actions to establish and implement a policy for all 
     Department of Justice agencies and officials that aligns with 
     FBI policy restricting non-investigative relations with 
     groups found to have provided material support for terrorist 
     organizations, as specified in the House report.


                 JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING TECHNOLOGY

       This Act includes $25,842,000 for Justice Information 
     Sharing Technology, and includes a Senate proviso permitting 
     the Attorney General to transfer funds to this account from 
     funds available to the Department for enterprise-wide 
     information technology initiatives.


                   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       This Act includes $315,000,000 for the Executive Office for 
     Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Office of the Pardon 
     Attorney, of which $4,000,000 is derived by transfer from fee 
     collections.
       Within the amounts provided, EOIR shall take steps as 
     specified in the House and Senate reports to better serve 
     vulnerable populations such as children, improve court 
     efficiency through pilot efforts aimed at improving legal 
     representation including support for custodians of 
     unaccompanied and undocumented children, continue efforts to 
     enhance the Legal Orientation Program, and expand its 
     adjudication capacity.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       This Act includes $86,400,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General (OIG). Within this amount, $1,000,000 shall be used 
     to select an independent entity to conduct an assessment of 
     the operation and management of the Department's Civil Rights 
     Division (CRT). The results of this review shall be submitted 
     to the Committees on Appropriations not later than one year 
     after enactment of this Act, and shall address shortcomings 
     identified in the March, 2013 OIG report, ``A Review of the 
     Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights 
     Division,'' and include recommendations for specific 
     management and policy remedies for management and operations 
     issues in the Division dating from at least December, 2000.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $12,600,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the United States Parole Commission.

                            Legal Activities


            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

       This Act includes $867,000,000 for General Legal 
     Activities.
       Human trafficking and slavery prosecution.--The 
     Department's efforts exerted through the work of the Human 
     Trafficking Prosecution Unit merit strong support, and DOJ 
     shall sustain funding and personnel at a level not less than 
     in fiscal year 2013.
       Criminal Division (CRM).--The Criminal Division shall make 
     combating international intellectual property theft and 
     piracy a top priority, and within the funding provided, shall 
     sustain its efforts at not less than the fiscal year 2013 
     level. Similarly, within funding provided, CRM shall combat 
     cyber threats at a level not less than executed in fiscal 
     year 2013. Finally, CRM shall, within the funding provided, 
     sustain its current efforts to investigate and prosecute 
     individuals who violate Federal laws regarding serious human 
     rights abuses committed in foreign countries.
       The Department shall follow direction in the House and 
     Senate reports to investigate and prosecute crimes associated 
     with mass atrocities and other gross human rights violations 
     committed abroad, and prevent the U.S. from becoming a safe 
     haven for perpetrators of such crimes. The Department shall 
     provide a briefing to the Committees on Appropriations not 
     later than 120 days after enactment of this Act in lieu of 
     the report called for in the House report.
       INTERPOL Washington.--Within amounts provided, $32,000,000 
     is included for INTERPOL Washington.
       Civil Rights Division.--The Department is expected to 
     sustain CRT prosecution and related activity at not less than 
     fiscal year 2013 levels, within the funding provided.
       Financial and mortgage fraud.--Within the amounts provided, 
     the Department shall sustain its efforts to combat financial 
     and mortgage fraud at levels not less than carried out in 
     fiscal year 2013.


                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

       This Act includes a reimbursement of $7,833,000 for DOJ 
     expenses associated with

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     litigating cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury 
     Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660).


               SALARIES AND EXPENSES, ANTITRUST DIVISION

       This Act includes $160,400,000 for the Antitrust Division. 
     This appropriation is offset by $103,000,000 in pre-merger 
     filing fee collections, resulting in a direct appropriation 
     of $57,400,000.


             SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

       This Act includes $1,944,000,000 for the Executive Office 
     for United States Attorneys and the 94 United States 
     Attorneys' offices.
       Human trafficking.--The Department shall provide reports to 
     the Committees on Appropriations on at least a semi-annual 
     basis with regard to work of U.S. Attorneys on human 
     trafficking task forces, and continue outreach efforts as 
     specified in the House report.
       Sexual exploitation of children.--Within the amounts 
     provided, the Department shall continue to carry out 
     investigations into and prosecutions of cases involving the 
     sexual exploitation of children as specified in the Senate 
     report, and sustain such efforts at not less than the fiscal 
     year 2013 level.
       Fraud investigations and prosecution.--The Department shall 
     sustain a level of effort at combatting financial and 
     mortgage fraud at not less than the fiscal year 2013 level, 
     within the funding provided.


                   UNITED STATES TRUSTEE SYSTEM FUND

       This Act includes $224,400,000 for the United States 
     Trustee Program. The appropriation is fully offset by fee 
     collections.


      SALARIES AND EXPENSES, FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION

       This Act includes $2,100,000 for the Foreign Claims 
     Settlement Commission.


                     FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES

       This Act includes $270,000,000 for Fees and Expenses of 
     Witnesses.


           SALARIES AND EXPENSES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE

       This Act includes $12,000,000 for the Community Relations 
     Service. Within funding provided, the Department shall 
     sustain efforts related to the Matthew Shepard and James 
     Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act at not less than the 
     fiscal year 2013 level.


                         ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND

       This Act includes $20,500,000 for the Assets Forfeiture 
     Fund.

                     United States Marshals Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $1,185,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the United States Marshals Service (USMS). Within 
     this level, not less than $7,500,000 shall be used to operate 
     anti-gang investigative units using their Regional Fugitive 
     Task Force network to target gangs of national significance, 
     as specified in the Senate report. In addition, within the 
     level of funding provided, USMS shall continue to carry out 
     activities to implement the Adam Walsh Child Protection and 
     Safety Act of 2006 at no less than the fiscal year 2013 
     level.


                              CONSTRUCTION

       This Act includes $9,800,000 for construction and related 
     expenses in space controlled, occupied or utilized by the 
     USMS for prisoner holding and related support.

                       Federal Prisoner Detention

       This Act includes $1,533,000,000 for Federal prisoner 
     detention (FPD). The rescission of $80,000,000 in this 
     account proposed in the request and included in the Senate 
     bill is not adopted, and those funds remain available for FPD 
     in fiscal year 2014. It is expected that detention activities 
     planned for fiscal year 2014 will be fully supported by this 
     appropriation and any FPD balances that remain from prior 
     year appropriations.

                       National Security Division


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $91,800,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the National Security Division (NSD). Within the funding 
     provided, NSD shall sustain its support to the Intelligence 
     Community to combat cyber threats at not less than the fiscal 
     year 2013 level.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

       This Act includes $514,000,000 for the Organized Crime and 
     Drug Enforcement Task Forces. While the specific decision 
     unit designations proposed in the House report are not 
     adopted, the Department shall identify funding provided for 
     such units in its fiscal year 2015 budget request and the 
     fiscal year 2014 spending plan.
       The Department shall submit the report on resources for the 
     International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations 
     Center as specified in the House report, and propose any 
     necessary reprogramming to cover the cost of the Center in 
     fiscal year 2014.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $8,245,802,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 
     including $1,690,000,000 for Intelligence, $3,335,000,000 for 
     Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence, $2,645,000,000 for 
     Criminal Enterprises and Federal Crimes, and $575,802,000 for 
     Criminal Justice Services. The agreement does not include a 
     rescission of $71,000,000 in prior year funds proposed in the 
     Senate bill.
       Liaison partnerships.--The Office of Inspector General, in 
     a September 2013 report (I-2013-007R), found significant 
     failures by the FBI to implement the policy it established in 
     2008 that prohibits non-investigative relations with a group 
     found to have provided material support for terrorist 
     organizations, documented violations of the policy at several 
     field offices, and recommended action to ensure effective 
     enforcement of existing policy and educate personnel who are 
     involved with executing the policy. The FBI shall brief the 
     Committees on Appropriations not later than 60 days after the 
     enactment of this Act on how the OIG recommendations have 
     been implemented, and what action the FBI has taken in 
     response to any violations.
       9/11 Commission recommendations.--The agreement includes 
     $1,000,000 to continue the comprehensive external review of 
     the implementation of recommendations for the FBI proposed in 
     the report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
     Upon the United States (the ``9/11 Commission''). The 
     deadline to report to Congress on the findings of the 
     independent review specified in the explanatory statement 
     accompanying the fiscal year 2013 Department of Justice 
     appropriations is extended until such time as the review is 
     complete, or one year after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, whichever is earlier. It is expected that the FBI will 
     provide those conducting this congressionally directed review 
     the independence, flexibility and resources required to 
     conduct their review, and to enable reviewers to communicate 
     their findings and recommendations to the FBI and to the 
     Congress.
       Next Generation Cyber Initiative.--The FBI shall, within 
     funding provided, continue efforts at a level above fiscal 
     year 2013 to support its Next Generation Cyber Initiative and 
     cyber task forces, as specified in the House and Senate 
     reports.
       Counterintelligence and exchange programs.--The FBI shall 
     arrange a briefing for the Committees on Appropriations on 
     the possible role of the Chinese government or its political 
     entities in controlling or influencing international 
     educational, cultural or professional exchanges in which U.S. 
     officials participate.
       Human trafficking.--The FBI shall follow directions in both 
     House and Senate reports with regard to increasing its human 
     trafficking cases and enhancing its cooperation with other 
     law enforcement agencies and improving crime reporting. In 
     addition, the FBI shall submit a report on its agent 
     utilization and staff resources devoted to investigations and 
     prosecutions and include actual and estimated data covering 
     the period 2011 through 2014.
       Anti-gang efforts.--The FBI shall continue to sustain its 
     National Gang Intelligence Center from within the total 
     appropriation provided, as specified in the House report. In 
     addition, the FBI shall sustain at no less than current 
     levels its participation and leadership in Safe Streets Task 
     Forces and similar cooperative anti-gang programs.
       Insider threats.--The FBI shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations a classified report, with a summary 
     unclassified to the greatest extent possible, on trends in 
     espionage in U.S. laboratories, industry, and academia, as 
     specified in the House report, not later than 120 days after 
     the enactment of this Act.
       Financial fraud.--The FBI shall, from within funding 
     provided, make it a priority to sustain its financial and 
     mortgage fraud investigations at not less than the fiscal 
     year 2013 level.
       Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).--
     Within funding provided, and including user fees, the FBI 
     should sustain CJIS at no less than the fiscal year 2013 
     level.
       FBI headquarters consolidation.--The agreement adopts, by 
     reference, Senate language regarding FBI headquarters 
     consolidation. FBI headquarters consolidation is expected to 
     result in a full consolidation of FBI headquarters so that 
     employees currently located at the J. Edgar Hoover building 
     may be co-located with colleagues who are currently spread 
     out across 20 leased offices in the region.
       Surveillance.--Within funding provided, the FBI shall 
     strive to meet the level of effort and funding proposed in 
     the Senate report concerning surveillance.
       National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).--
     Within the amount provided, the FBI is expected to increase 
     resources by $60,000,000 to expand the capacity of the 
     existing NICS system to meet the rising volume of requests 
     for NICS checks.
       Innocent Images.--Within funding provided, the FBI shall 
     sustain efforts to investigate those who prey on children 
     online, as specified in the Senate report, at a level no less 
     than that supported in fiscal year 2013.
       Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC).--The 
     agreement provides $30,000,000 to continue ongoing FBI 
     counter-improvised explosive device (IED) initiatives, 
     including $16,500,000 under Construction and $13,500,000 
     under this account for recurring operations and maintenance, 
     permanent change of station expenses, and staffing for 
     facilities that will be complete in 2014. The FBI may propose 
     a transfer between these two accounts, as necessary, in 
     accordance with the standard reprogramming guidelines, to 
     address changing requirements.
       Assessments of mobile phones in-flight.--The FBI shall 
     coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security, the 
     Federal Aviation Administration, and the Federal 
     Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure any relevant 
     research or threat assessments are taken into account as the 
     FCC considers

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     changes to rules regarding in-flight use of mobile phones.


                              CONSTRUCTION

       This Act includes $97,482,000 for FBI Construction, of 
     which up to $16,500,000 is included for additional facilities 
     to support the exploitation and warehousing of IEDs by the 
     TEDAC. This is in lieu of the Senate proposal to transfer 
     funds to the ``Salaries and Expenses'' account.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes a direct appropriation of $2,018,000,000 
     for the salaries and expenses of the Drug Enforcement 
     Administration (DEA). DEA expects to derive $360,917,000 from 
     fees deposited in the Diversion Control Fund to carry out the 
     Diversion Control Program. The agreement includes language 
     under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program 
     transferring $10,000,000 to DEA for methamphetamine lab 
     cleanup. DEA shall continue anti-gang enforcement efforts, 
     including collaboration with other Federal, State and local 
     law enforcement agencies, from within the amounts provided.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $1,179,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
     Explosives (ATF). ATF shall continue cooperative anti-gang 
     enforcement efforts with other Federal, State and local law 
     enforcement agencies from within the amounts provided.
       Firearms tracing, enforcement and regulatory oversight.--
     Within the amount provided, ATF is expected to undertake an 
     enhancement of its enforcement and regulatory efforts, to 
     include updating and expanding the National Integrated 
     Ballistic Imaging Network (NIBIN), as proposed in both House 
     and Senate reports. ATF shall provide a briefing, in lieu of 
     the report called for in the House report, to the Committees 
     on Appropriations no later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act on the allocation of fiscal year 2014 
     funding for violent crime enforcement, regulatory efforts and 
     firearms tracing, to include NIBIN.

                         Federal Prison System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       This Act includes $6,769,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Federal Prison System, including 
     $2,492,500,000 for Inmate Care and Programs, $2,951,000,000 
     for Institution Security and Administration, $1,114,500,000 
     for Contract Confinement, and $211,000,000 for Management and 
     Administration. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) shall give top 
     priority in this account to filling existing and new 
     vacancies to ensure safe and secure operations at existing 
     facilities.
       Senate report language regarding a Government 
     Accountability Office (GAO) assessment of the growing cost of 
     housing Federal inmates and detainees is adopted by 
     reference, as is the requirement for the BOP to submit a 
     comprehensive plan to address prison population growth. 
     Further direction on Federal corrections reform is provided 
     under ``State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance'' in this 
     statement.
       Within funding provided, BOP is expected to use contract 
     confinement funding at no less than the fiscal year 2013 
     level to alleviate overcrowding. Similarly, within the 
     funding provided, BOP should continue efforts to expand 
     Second Chance Act and Residential Drug Abuse Program 
     capacity.
       BOP shall include detailed, project-specific information on 
     activations in the Departmental spending plan required by 
     this Act.


                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

       This Act includes $90,000,000 for the construction, 
     acquisition, modernization, maintenance and repair of prison 
     and detention facilities housing Federal inmates.
       BOP is directed to include detailed project-specific 
     spending plans for both the New Construction and the 
     Modernization and Repair decision units, along with a 
     comprehensive report on the current modernization and repair 
     backlog, in the Department's spending plan required by 
     this Act. The agreement adopts Senate language requiring 
     BOP to use the findings from the GAO report on prison 
     overcrowding in preparing a long-term plan to address 
     needs, including, where warranted, the construction of new 
     facilities; and House language directing BOP to move 
     forward with ongoing facilities planning for future prison 
     construction to meet projected capacity requirements.


   limitation on administrative expenses, federal prison industries, 
                              incorporated

       This Act includes a limitation on administrative expenses 
     of $2,700,000 for Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated 
     (FPI).

               State and Local Law Enforcement Activities

       In total, this Act includes $2,274,300,000 for State and 
     local law enforcement and crime prevention programs. This 
     amount includes $2,193,300,000 in discretionary budget 
     authority and $81,000,000 scored as mandatory for Public 
     Safety Officer Benefits.
       House and Senate report language regarding management and 
     administration expenses is adopted by reference, and it is 
     clarified that the Department's methodology for assessing 
     these costs should be both fair and equitable across all 
     grant programs.
       Spending plan.--The Department shall submit a spending plan 
     and related materials for each program funded under this 
     heading to the Committees on Appropriations not later than 30 
     days after the enactment of this Act, along with the overall 
     spending plan required by this Act. In matters in the House 
     report under this heading that call for a plan for the use of 
     funds for a specific grant program, such requirement shall be 
     satisfied by inclusion in the overall spending plan unless 
     otherwise provided herein.
       Vision 21.--The agreement includes $12,500,000 in 
     discretionary funding under State and Local Law Enforcement 
     Assistance for Vision 21, which seeks to bring better 
     technology, planning, research and data into the crime 
     victims services field. House report language regarding 
     Vision 21 is not adopted.

                    Office on Violence Against Women


       VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS

       This Act includes $417,000,000 for the Office on Violence 
     Against Women (OVW). These funds are distributed as follows:

       VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Program                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
STOP Grants.............................................        $193,000
Transitional Housing Assistance.........................          24,750
Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women.......           3,250
Consolidated Youth-Oriented Program.....................          10,000
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies.....................          50,000
    Homicide Reduction Initiative.......................         (4,000)
Sexual Assault Victims Services.........................          27,000
Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement.....          36,000
Violence on College Campuses............................           9,000
Civil Legal Assistance..................................          37,000
Elder Abuse Grant Program...............................           4,250
Family Civil Justice....................................          15,000
Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims......           5,750
National Resource Center on Workplace Responses.........             500
Research on Violence Against Indian Women...............           1,000
Indian Country--Sexual Assault Clearinghouse............             500
                                                         ---------------
    TOTAL, Violence Against Women Prevention and                $417,000
     Prosecution Programs...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Research and evaluation on violence against women.--
     Language in the House report regarding honor violence is 
     adopted by reference. No less than $250,000 of the funds 
     provided for research and evaluation on violence against 
     women shall be for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to 
     collect statistics and report on the incidence of honor 
     violence in the United States. The report on this matter 
     required by the House report shall include these statistics.

                       Office of Justice Programs

       Senate report language regarding a miscommunication that 
     appears to have occurred between the Department and a grantee 
     is adopted by reference.


                  Research, Evaluation and Statistics

       This Act provides $120,000,000 for the Research, Evaluation 
     and Statistics account. These funds are distributed as 
     follows:

                   RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND STATISTICS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Justice Statistics...................                  $45,000
National Institute of Justice..................                   40,000
Regional information sharing activities........                   30,000
Forensics Initiative...........................                    4,000
    Transfer to NIST...........................                  (3,000)
Evaluation Clearinghouse.......................                    1,000
                                                ------------------------
    TOTAL, Research, Evaluation and Statistics.                 $120,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Forensic sciences.--The agreement provides $4,000,000 for a 
     forensics initiative, of which $1,000,000 is to support the 
     Forensic Science Advisory Committee, to be chaired by the 
     Attorney General and the Director of the National Institute 
     of Standards and Technology (NIST), and $3,000,000 is 
     provided, by transfer, to NIST to support Scientific Working 
     Groups. DOJ shall coordinate its forensics initiative 
     activities with NIST.
       There is concern that the administration's forensic 
     sciences initiative, as proposed in the budget request, lacks 
     the involvement of the State and local practitioner 
     community, making the community an observer--not a 
     participant--in addressing forensic reform, and thereby 
     running the risk that the initiative will not take into 
     consideration existing, proven standards and processes used 
     within the community. It is expected that the Forensic 
     Science Advisory Committee will consider the need to exercise 
     independent scientific judgment and, among other factors, 
     recommendations from leading scientific organizations and 
     leading professional organizations in the field of 
     forensic science. It is also expected that the Forensic 
     Science Advisory Committee will consult with key and 
     relevant stakeholder groups prior to advancing forensic 
     science solutions or reforms.


               state and local law enforcement assistance

       This Act includes $1,171,500,000 for State and Local Law 
     Enforcement Assistance programs. These funds are distributed 
     as follows:

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Program                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Byrne Memorial Justice Assitance Grants.................        $376,000
    State and Local Anti-terrorism Training.............         (1,000)
    State and Local Assitance Help Desk and Diagnostic           (1,000)
     Center.............................................

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    VALOR Initiative....................................        (15,000)
    Domestic Radicalization Research....................         (4,000)
    Puerto Rico Plebiscite..............................         (2,500)
    Smart Policing......................................         (5,000)
    Smart Prosecution...................................         (2,500)
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.................         180,000
Byrne Competitive Grants................................          13,500
Victims of Trafficking Grants...........................          14,250
Drug Courts.............................................          40,500
Mentally III Offender Act...............................           8,250
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment...................          10,000
Capital Litigation and Wrongful Conviction Review.......           2,000
Economic, High-tech and Cyber Crime Prevention..........          10,000
John R. Justice Grant Program...........................           2,000
Adam Walsh Act Implementation...........................          20,000
Children Exposed to Violence Initiative.................           8,000
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program...............          10,500
Bulletproof Vests Partnerships..........................          22,500
    Transfer to NIST/OLES...............................         (1,500)
National Sex Offender Public Website....................           1,000
Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction....................           8,500
National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)          58,500
 Initiative.............................................
    NICS Act Record Improvement Program.................        (12,000)
    National Criminal History Improvement Program.......        (46,500)
Paul Coverdell Forensic Science.........................          12,000
DNA Initiative..........................................         125,000
    Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grants.....................       (117,000)
    Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Grants.         (4,000)
    Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program Grants.........         (4,000)
CASA--Special Advocates.................................           6,000
Tribal Assistance.......................................          30,000
Second Chance Act/Offender Reentry......................          67,750
    Smart Probation.....................................         (6,000)
    Children of Incarcerated Parents Demo Grants........         (2,000)
    Pay for Success (Discrentionary)....................         (7,500)
Veterans Treatment Courts...............................           4,000
Missing Alzheimer's Patients Grants.....................             750
Prescription Drug Monitoring............................           7,000
Prison Rape Prevention and Prosecution..................          12,500
Campus Public Safety....................................           2,000
Justic Reinvestment Initiative..........................          27,500
    Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections....         (1,000)
Project HOPE Opportunity Probation with Enforcement.....           4,000
Vision 21...............................................          12,500
Comprehensive School Safety Initiative..................          75,000
                                                         ---------------
    TOTAL, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance...      $1,171,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Human trafficking.--The agreement includes $14,250,000 for 
     victims of human trafficking. OJP shall consult with 
     stakeholders in determining the overall allocation of this 
     funding, including amounts allocated to assist foreign 
     national victims, and such details shall be included in the 
     spending plan required by this Act.
       DNA grants.--Senate bill language regarding certain 
     requirements for Debbie Smith Act grants is not included. OJP 
     shall ensure that labs receiving funds made available through 
     the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program are operating in 
     good standing and properly accredited before disbursing grant 
     funding.
       Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) subgrantees.--The 
     agreement includes Senate report language regarding State-
     imposed matching requirements on Byrne-JAG subgrantees, and 
     DOJ is urged to work with States to find alternatives to such 
     requirements.
       Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction.--The agreement 
     provides $8,500,000 for competitive grants aimed at reducing 
     homicides and gun-related violent crime in communities 
     overwhelmed by gangs of national significance and illegally 
     purchased and trafficked guns.
       National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 
     Initiative grants.--The agreement includes $58,500,000 for 
     grants to improve records in the NICS system. These funds 
     will strengthen NICS by assisting States in finding ways to 
     add more records to the system, especially mental health 
     records. This will help close gaps in Federal and State 
     records currently available in NICS, which hinder the ability 
     to confirm quickly whether a prospective purchaser is 
     prohibited from acquiring a firearm.
       The agreement consolidates the National Criminal History 
     Improvement Program and the NICS Act Record Improvement 
     Program (NARIP), allowing grants to be made under both 
     authorities. Not less than $12,000,000 shall be available 
     only for States meeting the requirements for NARIP.
       Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.--The agreement 
     includes $75,000,000 for a Comprehensive School Safety 
     Initiative, a research-focused initiative to increase the 
     safety of schools nationwide. The Initiative shall bring 
     together the Nation's best minds to research the root causes 
     of school violence, develop technologies and strategies for 
     increasing school safety, and provide pilot grants to test 
     innovative approaches to enhance school safety across the 
     Nation. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) shall develop 
     and implement the Initiative and shall report to the 
     Committees on Appropriations no later than 90 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act on its implementation plans.
       NIJ shall collaborate with key partners from law 
     enforcement, mental health, and education disciplines to 
     develop a strategy and model for comprehensive school safety. 
     The model should take into account concerns about the 
     ``school-to-prison pipeline'' discussed in the Senate report. 
     NIJ shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations a 
     report detailing the results of this effort and an outline of 
     the model not later than 90 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act. Immediately following the development of this 
     model the NIJ shall make it available via the Department of 
     Justice website.
       Of the amounts provided, $50,000,000 shall be for pilot 
     grants to improve school safety aligned with the model 
     described in the preceding paragraph. These grants may be 
     used to: test and evaluate technologies and strategies to 
     improve school safety; develop and update school safety 
     assessments and plans; provide technical assistance or 
     training; and support and assess other programs and 
     technologies that are intended to enhance overall school 
     safety efforts. Schools, in consultation with law enforcement 
     and school mental health professionals, should coordinate 
     when applying for funding. Uses of such funding should 
     conform to the schools' own comprehensive school safety 
     assessments and plans, and should advance the goal of 
     developing, testing and discerning best practices for school 
     safety. In awarding such grants, NIJ shall take into account 
     the extent to which the activities to be funded by the grants 
     align with the model, are informed by research, and are 
     designed with a rigorous evaluation component to ensure that 
     taxpayer funds are being spent effectively.
       In addition, not less than $25,000,000 shall be for 
     research and evaluation. Such research shall analyze 
     potential root causes of violence in schools, including gaps 
     in the Nation's mental health system and exposure to violence 
     in media. In addition, the Initiative shall examine promising 
     new approaches and technologies to determine the most 
     effective measures for the improvement of school safety, such 
     as the development of comprehensive school safety 
     assessments; the development and implementation of 
     appropriate training modules; effectiveness of surveillance 
     cameras; or new ways of designing schools to improve 
     survivability in the event of a mass shooting incident. NIJ 
     shall disseminate its research results, in both urban and 
     rural areas, so school administrators and local officials can 
     implement proven methods to keep schools and communities 
     safe.
       The Department's OIG shall conduct audits and oversight of 
     funds provided under this Initiative. The OIG shall also 
     review concerns raised by the public about specific 
     investments using funds made available in this program, and 
     relay findings of their reviews to the Director of the NIJ 
     and the Committees on Appropriations.
       Colson Task Force.--Of the amount provided for justice 
     reinvestment, not less than $1,000,000 is included to 
     establish and support the operations of a nine-person, 
     bipartisan, blue ribbon Charles Colson Task Force on Federal 
     Corrections to address challenges in the Federal corrections 
     system, as described in the House report. To create this task 
     force the Department shall, no later than 60 days after 
     enactment of this Act, choose an organization that will 
     convene individuals with recognized relevant expertise in 
     justice reinvestment and corrections reform. Not later than 
     12 months after its first meeting, the task force shall 
     prepare and submit a report that contains a statement of its 
     findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Congress, 
     Attorney General and President.
       The task force shall develop practical, data-driven policy 
     options to increase public safety, improve offender 
     accountability, reduce recidivism, and control growth of 
     spending on corrections. Such findings should include 
     legislative actions for the Congress to consider. As part of 
     its work, the task force shall examine: overcrowding in BOP 
     facilities and options to avert continued growth in the 
     system population; measures to address overcrowding within 
     facilities; violence in the system, including gang violence, 
     and improved public safety measures; prison rehabilitation 
     and employment programs; and reentry programs and policies to 
     reduce recidivism. The task force shall also undertake a 
     comprehensive analysis of relevant criminal justice data; 
     identify factors driving the growth in prison populations; 
     study ``lessons learned'' from successful State-level justice 
     reinvestment initiatives; and evaluate current and potential 
     criminal justice policies, including the cost-effectiveness 
     of spending on corrections.


                       JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS

       This Act includes $254,500,000 for Juvenile Justice 
     programs. These funds are distributed as follows:

                        JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Program                               Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Part B--State Formula Grants.................................    $55,500
  Emergency Planning--Juvenile Detention Facilities..........      (500)
Youth Mentoring Grants.......................................     88,500
Title V--Delinquency Prevention Incentive Grants.............     15,000
  Tribal Youth...............................................    (5,000)
  Gang and Youth Violence Education and Prevention...........    (2,500)
  Alcohol Prevention.........................................    (2,500)
  Juvenile Justice and Education Collaboration Assistance....    (5,000)
Victims of Child Abuse Programs..............................     19,000
Community-Based Violence Prevention Initiatives..............      5,500
Missing and exploited children programs......................     67,000
Training for Judicial Personnel..............................      1,500
National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention..................      1,000
Children of Incarcerated Parents Web Portal..................        500
Girls in the Justice System..................................      1,000
                                                              ----------
    Total, Juvenile Justice..................................   $254,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Missing and exploited children.--The agreement provides 
     $67,000,000 for missing and exploited children programs, of 
     which not less than the current year funding shall be 
     provided for Internet Crimes Against Children program--
     related activities.
       Part B--State Formula Grants.--The agreement provides 
     $55,500,000 for Part B--State Formula Grants, which help 
     States implement the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 
     Prevention Act and improve their juvenile justice systems. As 
     the agreement terminates funding for the Juvenile 
     Accountability Block Grant (JABG) program, the Act allows up 
     to $10,000,000 provided under the Part B subparagraph to be 
     used for building, expanding, renovating, or operating 
     temporary or permanent juvenile correction, detention, or 
     community corrections facilities, which are authorized 
     activities under the former JABG program. OJP shall ensure 
     that States using funding under this program for operating 
     juvenile facilities include

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     in their grant reporting a plan to transition away from using 
     Juvenile Justice grant funding for such purposes in future 
     fiscal years. In addition, OJP shall work with States to 
     understand how Part B funding can be used for purpose areas 
     where JABG and Part B overlap. OJP shall also ensure that 
     States are aware of JABG purpose areas for which Byrne-JAG 
     funding may be used. OJP should encourage States to pay 
     particular attention to activities that are evidence based as 
     well as those that increase offender accountability.
       New initiatives.--The agreement includes $5,000,000 for 
     Juvenile Justice and Education Collaboration Assistance, 
     which will help encourage evidence-based responses to youth 
     discipline in schools and lessen the need for involvement of 
     police and courts in youth misbehavior. The agreement also 
     includes $1,000,000 for Competitive Grants for Girls in the 
     Justice System, which will focus on the unique needs of 
     female offenders.
       Grantee audit recommendations.--The efforts of OJP and OIG 
     to ensure that Federal grant funding is efficiently and 
     effectively spent are strongly supported. OJP is urged to 
     continue working with both OIG and affected grantees to 
     review and implement audit recommendations as quickly as 
     practicable in order to minimize the administrative and 
     financial burden on those grantees and the disruption of 
     services to the community.


                     PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER BENEFITS

       This Act includes $97,300,000 for the Public Safety Officer 
     Benefits program for fiscal year 2014. Within the funds 
     provided, $81,000,000 is for death benefits for survivors, an 
     amount estimated by the Congressional Budget Office that is 
     considered mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. In addition, 
     $16,300,000 is provided for disability benefits for public 
     safety officers permanently and totally disabled as a result 
     of a catastrophic injury and for education benefits for the 
     spouses and children of officers killed in the line of duty 
     or permanently and totally disabled as a result of a 
     catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty.

                  Community Oriented Policing Services


             COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES PROGRAMS

       This Act includes $214,000,000 for COPS programs, as 
     follows:

                  COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES
                        [In thousands of dollars]
 
                           Program                               Amount
 
Transfer to DEA for Methamphetamine Lab Cleanups.............    $10,000
Tribal Resources Grant Program...............................     16,500
COPS Hiring Grants...........................................    180,000
  Transfer to Tribal Resources Grant Program.................   (16,500)
  Community Policing Development/Training and Technical          (7,500)
   Assistance................................................
  Collaborative Reform Model.................................    (5,000)
Anti-Methamphetamine Task Forces.............................      7,500
                                                              ----------
    Total, Community Oriented Policing Services..............   $214,000
 

       Comprehensive School Safety Initiative.--The agreement 
     includes funding for the Comprehensive School Safety 
     Initiative under the heading ``State and Local Law 
     Enforcement Assistance.''

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

       This Act includes the following general provisions for the 
     Department of Justice:
       Section 201 makes available additional reception and 
     representation funding for the Attorney General from the 
     amounts provided in this title.
       Section 202 prohibits the use of funds to pay for an 
     abortion, except in the case of rape or to preserve the life 
     of the mother.
       Section 203 prohibits the use of funds to require any 
     person to perform or facilitate the performance of an 
     abortion.
       Section 204 establishes that the Director of the Bureau of 
     Prisons is obliged to provide escort services to an inmate 
     receiving an abortion outside of a Federal facility, except 
     where this obligation conflicts with the preceding section.
       Section 205 establishes requirements and procedures for 
     transfer proposals.
       Section 206 authorizes the Attorney General to extend an 
     ongoing Personnel Management Demonstration Project.
       Section 207 prohibits the use of funds for transporting 
     prisoners classified as maximum or high security, other than 
     to a facility certified by the BOP as appropriately secure.
       Section 208 prohibits the use of funds for the purchase or 
     rental by Federal prisons of audiovisual or electronic media 
     or equipment, services and materials used primarily for 
     recreational purposes, except for those items and services 
     needed for inmate training, religious or educational 
     purposes.
       Section 209 requires review by the Deputy Attorney General 
     and the Department Investment Review Board prior to the 
     obligation or expenditure of funds for major information 
     technology projects.
       Section 210 requires the Department to follow reprogramming 
     procedures prior to any deviation from the program amounts 
     specified in this title or the reuse of specified deobligated 
     funds provided in previous years.
       Section 211 prohibits the use of funds for A-76 
     competitions for work performed by employees of the BOP or 
     FPI, Inc.
       Section 212 prohibits U.S. Attorneys from holding 
     additional responsibilities that exempt U.S. Attorneys from 
     statutory residency requirements.
       Section 213 permits up to 3 percent of grant and 
     reimbursement program funds made available to OJP to be used 
     for training and technical assistance, and permits up to 2 
     percent of grant funds made available to that office to be 
     used for criminal justice research, evaluation and statistics 
     by NIJ and BJS. Senate language regarding a tribal set-aside 
     is not adopted.
       Section 214 gives the Attorney General the authority to 
     waive matching requirements for Second Chance Act adult and 
     juvenile reentry demonstration projects; State, tribal and 
     local reentry courts; drug treatment programs; and prison 
     rape elimination programs.
       Section 215 waives the requirement that the Attorney 
     General reserve certain funds from amounts provided for 
     offender incarceration.
       Section 216 prohibits funds, other than funds for the 
     national instant criminal background check system established 
     under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, from being 
     used to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to a 
     known or suspected agent of a drug cartel where law 
     enforcement personnel do not continuously monitor or control 
     such firearm.
       Section 217 places limitations on the obligation of funds 
     from certain Department of Justice accounts and funding 
     sources.

                           TITLE III--SCIENCE

                Office of Science and Technology Policy

       This Act includes $5,555,000 for the Office of Science and 
     Technology Policy (OSTP).
       Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education 
     reorganization.--While the Congress is supportive of attempts 
     to improve efficiency and effectiveness in Federal STEM 
     education programs, the proposed reorganization of these 
     programs contained in the budget request was incomplete and 
     lacked sufficient detail. The proposal contained no clearly 
     defined implementation plan, had no buy-in from the education 
     community and failed to sufficiently recognize or support a 
     number of proven, successful programs. Accordingly, the 
     agreement does not adopt the reorganization; all STEM 
     activities are funded in their existing programmatic 
     structures unless explicitly noted otherwise elsewhere in 
     this statement or through language in either the House or 
     Senate report that is not modified or superseded by this 
     statement.
       OSTP shall reexamine other possible reorganizations of 
     Federal STEM programs for consideration in a future fiscal 
     year after engaging in an inclusive development process 
     (involving the interagency community and major external 
     stakeholders) and taking into consideration evaluations and 
     other evidence of program success.
       Dissemination of STEM findings.--The report on the 
     dissemination of STEM education findings requested in the 
     House report shall be provided no later than 90 days after 
     the enactment of this Act.
       Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN).--The 
     agreement incorporates language from the House report 
     regarding OSTP's commendable efforts to coordinate and 
     increase neuroscience research throughout the Federal 
     government. In recognition of the international interest in 
     furthering neuroscience research, OSTP shall, to the extent 
     possible, identify possible opportunities for international 
     collaboration to further the goals and efforts of the IWGN.
       Public access to federally funded research.--Major Federal 
     research agencies are in the process of drafting and 
     implementing plans to enable public access to federally 
     funded research findings in accordance with guidance issued 
     by OSTP in February, 2013. OSTP shall report to the 
     Committees on each agency's progress in developing and 
     implementing its plan. The first such report shall be 
     submitted within 45 days of the enactment of this Act, with 
     semi-annual updates thereafter.

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

       This Act includes $17,646,500,000 for the National 
     Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
       Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).--NASA has proposed a new 
     mission known as the ARM that would engage both scientific 
     and human exploration activities. While the ARM is still an 
     emerging concept, NASA has not provided Congress with 
     satisfactory justification materials such as detailed cost 
     estimates or impacts to ongoing missions. The completion of 
     significant preliminary activities is needed to appropriately 
     lay the groundwork for the ARM prior to NASA and Congress 
     making a long-term commitment to this mission concept.
       Reprogrammings and transfers.--Reprogramming and transfer 
     authorities exist so that NASA can respond to unexpected, 
     exigent circumstances that may arise during the fiscal year, 
     not so that NASA can pursue its internal priorities at the 
     expense of congressional direction. If NASA persists in 
     abusing its reprogramming and transfer authorities, those 
     authorities will be eliminated in future appropriations acts.
       A table of specific funding allocations for NASA is 
     delineated below, and additional detail may be found under 
     the relevant account headings.

              NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Program                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Science:
  Earth Science.........................................      $1,826,000
  Planetary Science.....................................       1,345,000
  Astrophysics..........................................         668,000
  James Webb Space Telescope............................         658,200
  Heliophysics..........................................         654,000
                                                         ---------------

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Total, Science..........................................       5,151,200
                                                         ===============
Aeronautics.............................................         566,000
                                                         ===============
Space Technology........................................         576,000
                                                         ===============
Exploration:
  Human Exploration Capabilities........................       3,115,200
    Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle....................     (1,197,000)
    Space Launch System (SLS)...........................     (1,918,200)
        SLS Vehicle Development.........................     (1,600,000)
        Exploration Ground Systems......................       (318,200)
    Commercial Spaceflight..............................         696,000
    Exploration Research and Development................         302,000
                                                         ---------------
Total, Exploration......................................       4,113,200
                                                         ===============
Space Operations........................................       3,778,000
                                                         ===============
Education:
  Aerospace Research and Career Development.............          58,000
    NASA Space Grant....................................        (40,000)
    Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive               (18,000)
     Research...........................................
  STEM Education and Accountability.....................          58,600
                                                         ---------------
    Minority University Research Education Program......        (30,000)
    STEM Education and Accountability Projects..........        (28,680)
Total, Education........................................         116,600
                                                         ===============
Cross Agency Support....................................       2,793,000
                                                         ===============
Construction and Environmental Compliance and                    515,000
 Restoration............................................
                                                         ===============
Office of Inspector General.............................          37,500
                                                         ===============
Total, NASA.............................................     $17,646,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                SCIENCE

       This Act includes $5,151,200,000 for Science.
       Education and Public Outreach (EPO).--Consistent with 
     longstanding NASA practice, the agreement maintains EPO 
     funding within the Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The 
     current method of distributing EPO funds within SMD, however, 
     may not produce the most efficient allocation of limited 
     resources. For fiscal year 2015 and future years, NASA shall 
     consider consolidating EPO funding within each SMD division 
     and allocating funds to individual activities based on an 
     assessment of division-wide priorities and program 
     effectiveness.
       Earth Science.--Within the amounts provided for Earth 
     Science, NASA shall comply with direction from the Senate 
     report on land imaging; the Soil Moisture Active Passive 
     mission; Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2; the Pre-
     Aerosol, Clouds, Ecosystem mission; carbon monitoring; and 
     SERVIR.
       The language contained in the House report regarding 
     funding for the Deep Space Climate Observatory and for 
     climate sensors previously planned for inclusion in NOAA's 
     Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) is not adopted. Prior to 
     expending any funds on the development of the JPSS climate 
     sensors, however, NASA shall submit to the Committees a 
     development plan for each sensor, including a notional budget 
     and schedule profile covering the budget run-out period as 
     well as a description of the effect this funding will have on 
     the achievement of existing NASA priorities as recommended in 
     the 2007 Earth Science decadal survey.
       Planetary Science.--In lieu of any amounts included for 
     specific Planetary Science activities in the House and Senate 
     reports, the agreement provides $130,000,000 for Research and 
     Analysis; up to $40,500,000 for Near Earth Object 
     Observation; $285,000,000 for Discovery; $258,000,000 for New 
     Frontiers, including $218,700,000 for OSIRIS-REx; 
     $288,000,000 for Mars Exploration, including $65,000,000 for 
     the development of the Mars 2020 Rover; $159,000,000 for 
     Outer Planets, including $80,000,000 for a Jupiter Europa 
     mission as described in the House report; and $146,000,000 
     for Technology, including up to the requested level for 
     Plutonium-238 production.
       NASA shall use the funds provided for the Discovery program 
     to support extended operations for the Messenger program and 
     to increase the tempo by which Announcements of Opportunity 
     (AOs) are released and missions are selected from those AOs. 
     NASA is encouraged to initiate a new Discovery AO no later 
     than May 1, 2014 with final phase two selection and award of 
     one or more missions by September, 2015.
       NASA's discontinuation of Advanced Stirling Radioisotope 
     Generator (ASRG) flight system development activities may 
     disadvantage individuals or teams whose Planetary Science 
     mission proposals assumed, based on NASA's previous AOs and 
     development schedule, that ASRG technology would be available 
     to them when needed. NASA shall take steps to mitigate the 
     impact on such proposers and ensure that they have sufficient 
     opportunities to compete for funds in the future with 
     adjusted mission concepts that no longer rely on ASRG 
     technology.
       Astrophysics.--Within the amounts provided for 
     Astrophysics, NASA shall comply with direction from the 
     Senate report regarding the Hubble Space Telescope, the 
     Balloon Project and the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope.
       Heliophysics.--Within the amounts provided for 
     Heliophysics, NASA shall comply with direction from the 
     Senate report regarding the Magnetospheric MultiScale 
     mission, Solar Probe Plus and the Explorer program.


                              AERONAUTICS

       This Act includes $566,000,000 for Aeronautics.


                            SPACE TECHNOLOGY

       This Act includes $576,000,000 for Space Technology.


                              EXPLORATION

       This Act includes $4,113,200,000 for Exploration.
       Human Exploration Capabilities.--The following language 
     pertaining to the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Multi-
     Purpose Crew Vehicle supersedes all positions expressed in 
     either the House or Senate report unless otherwise noted.
       The agreement reiterates disappointment in NASA's SLS 
     budget submissions and its failure to follow congressional 
     direction to base the SLS budget on NASA's own independent 
     cost assessment (ICA). Adequate funding for SLS, a top NASA 
     priority, is necessary to support program goals, preserve 
     progress already made toward achieving the upcoming test 
     flight and maintain a schedule that supports accomplishing an 
     initial operating capability in 2017. The agreement provides 
     $1,600,000,000 under the ``Exploration'' heading to maintain 
     critical forward momentum for the core development of SLS 
     and, where practicable, components that will allow SLS to 
     become a 130 metric ton vehicle, including the J2-X engine, 
     upper stage, advanced boosters and SLS-related 
     infrastructure. Due to continuing concerns regarding the 
     diversion of funding intended for vehicle development to 
     activities with only tangential relevance to SLS, NASA shall 
     not use SLS funds for engineering or other activities that 
     are not directly related to SLS vehicle development. Further, 
     NASA shall leverage its existing investments and find 
     common designs that will limit the number of changes 
     necessary during SLS development.
       Until such time that NASA can produce sufficient 
     information to the Committees that accurately reflects known 
     funding requirements, NASA should not rely on anything other 
     than its own ICA to guide its funding recommendations for SLS 
     for fiscal year 2015.
       NASA shall provide the quarterly SLS spending reports and 
     the report on additional potential uses of the 130 metric ton 
     SLS configuration as originally described in the House 
     report. The quarterly spending reports shall also track key 
     milestones and schedules in vehicle development and 
     activities related to all SLS vehicle and ground systems 
     work.
       The agreement also provides $1,200,000,000 for the Orion 
     Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, including $3,000,000 under the 
     ``Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration'' 
     heading. This funding will allow NASA to keep Orion 
     development on schedule with SLS to meet upcoming testing 
     milestones and to achieve initial operational readiness in 
     2017.
       Commercial crew.--The agreement provides $696,000,000 for 
     the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) and confirms the intent of 
     the House and Senate reports on Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation--based contracts, private investment, safety 
     standards and the number of CCP partners. In addition, NASA 
     shall comply with language from the Senate report regarding 
     rocket testing infrastructure.
       The primary purpose of the CCP has always been to develop a 
     national capability to restore domestic access to the 
     International Space Station (ISS) as quickly and safely as 
     possible. Currently, the ISS is scheduled to complete its 
     mission by 2020, and NASA has no definitive plan yet to 
     extend the mission beyond that date. This uncertainty has a 
     substantial impact on planning and financial requirements in 
     the CCP that must be addressed. To that end, the agreement 
     withholds from obligation a portion of CCP funds until NASA 
     certifies that the program has undergone an independent 
     benefit-cost analysis that takes into consideration the total 
     Federal investment in the CCP and the expected operational 
     life of the ISS. ``Expected operational life'' shall be 
     defined by NASA based on an ISS sustainability plan that 
     includes a comprehensive systems assessment, identification 
     of critical functional and scientific capabilities and long 
     term funding projections as described in the Senate report. 
     Benefits and costs shall be examined in relation to current 
     ISS crew transportation practices.
       In addition to the certification itself, both the ISS 
     sustainability plan used to derive the ISS expected 
     operational life and an un-redacted copy of the independent 
     benefit-cost analysis shall be provided to the Committees.


                            SPACE OPERATIONS

       This Act includes $3,778,000,000 for Space Operations.
       International Space Station.--The agreement does not 
     include the specific funding level for the ISS contained in 
     the Senate report. However, the agreement maintains strong 
     support for the ISS, and the operational and financial 
     concerns expressed in both the House and Senate reports 
     stand. The agreement also modifies financial reports required 
     by both the House and Senate reports pertaining to the 
     operational costs of the ISS to include one reporting 
     requirement detailed under the ``Exploration'' heading of 
     this statement.
       Satellite servicing.--The agreement supports the Senate's 
     direction on satellite servicing but modifies the total 
     amount to $100,000,000, including the requested amounts in 
     both the Space Technology and Human Exploration and 
     Operations Mission Directorates and carryover funding from 
     fiscal year 2013.
       Space and Flight Support.--The agreement provides the 
     requested levels for the 21st Century Space Launch Complex 
     and Rocket Propulsion Testing programs.

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       ISS intellectual property (IP).--The agreement encourages 
     more research on the ISS but acknowledges that current IP 
     rules may encumber the commercial application of such 
     research. NASA shall submit to the Committees within 45 days 
     of the enactment of this Act, or provide within its fiscal 
     year 2015 budget request, proposed policies or legislation 
     that appropriately address concerns regarding the ownership 
     of IP, including inventions and data, developed through the 
     use of the ISS. NASA shall take into consideration 
     regulations and policies currently in place for industries 
     that have an interest in using the ISS as a research 
     platform.


                               EDUCATION

       This Act includes $116,600,000 for Education.
       Space Grant.--Any Space Grant funds available in excess of 
     the amount needed to fulfill base awards shall be made 
     available to all consortia on a competitive basis.
       Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research 
     (EPSCoR).--NASA shall consider and incorporate the findings 
     of the November, 2013 report of the National Academy of 
     Sciences on the EPSCoR program into its fiscal year 2015 
     budget request.
       STEM Education and Accountability Projects (SEAP).--
     Consistent with language from the Senate report, NASA may 
     reorganize and consolidate Office of Education activities 
     funded within SEAP as proposed in the budget request.


                          CROSS AGENCY SUPPORT

       This Act includes $2,793,000,000 for Cross Agency Support.
       Security.--In fiscal year 2013, NASA commissioned a review 
     of its security policies and procedures by the National 
     Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Upon receipt of the 
     final NAPA report, NASA shall submit to the Committees a list 
     of NAPA's recommendations for action along with a proposed 
     response to each recommendation. This report shall be updated 
     on a quarterly basis to document NASA's progress in 
     implementing its responses.
       Infrastructure.--The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 
     recently released a number of reports, including IG-12-20, 
     IG-13-008 and a memorandum dated December 11, 2013, examining 
     NASA's real property management. These reports found, in 
     part, that NASA needs to revise its leasing guidance to 
     ensure public notification of leasing opportunities, use 
     competitive awarding practices whenever possible and help 
     ensure the appropriate application of ancillary lease 
     benefits such as aviation fueling. NASA shall report to the 
     Committees on the status of each recommendation contained in 
     the OIG reports, as well as any further steps taken by the 
     agency to improve its real property management practices 
     outside of the OIG recommendations. This report shall be 
     provided no later than 120 days after the enactment of this 
     Act.
       As NASA continues its efforts to find non-governmental 
     entities to take over its underutilized infrastructure, NASA 
     should make that infrastructure available, to the greatest 
     extent possible, through means that maximize flexibility and 
     access for all interested users.
       Reports.--All reports directed by the Committees shall be 
     provided in electronic form as well as hard copy.


                     CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL

                       COMPLIANCE AND RESTORATION

       This Act includes $515,000,000 for Construction and 
     Environmental Compliance and Restoration. Within the amount 
     provided, up to $142,000,000 shall be for Exploration 
     Construction of Facilities.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       This Act includes $37,500,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General.


                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

       This Act includes the following administrative provisions 
     for NASA:
        a provision that makes funds for announced prizes 
     available without fiscal year limitation until the prize is 
     claimed or the offer is withdrawn;
        a provision that establishes terms and conditions 
     for the transfer of funds; and
        a provision that subjects the NASA spending plan 
     and specified changes to that spending plan to reprogramming 
     procedures under section 505 of this Act.

                      National Science Foundation

       This Act includes $7,171,918,000 for the National Science 
     Foundation (NSF).


                    RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

       This Act includes $5,808,918,000 for Research and Related 
     Activities (R&RA).
       Terminations and reductions.--NSF's R&RA termination and 
     reduction proposals are incorporated unless specifically 
     noted otherwise in this statement or in language in either 
     the House or Senate report that is not modified or superseded 
     by this statement.
       International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).--The 
     agreement provides the requested amount for IODP.
       Cross-Foundation initiatives.--Limits on the implementation 
     of OneNSF initiatives as proposed in the Senate report are 
     not included. However, future growth in interdisciplinary 
     research should not come at the expense of adequate support 
     for infrastructure and core research programs in each of 
     NSF's individual scientific disciplines. NSF is urged to 
     assess and refine the balance among these activities in its 
     budget request for fiscal year 2015 and future years.


          MAJOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

       This Act includes $200,000,000 for Major Research Equipment 
     and Facilities Construction. Funds are provided at the 
     request level for all projects for which construction has 
     already begun, and remaining funds are for the initiation of 
     the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project. If NSF 
     determines that LSST requires additional funding in fiscal 
     year 2014, NSF may submit a transfer proposal to provide such 
     funds.


                     EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

       This Act includes $846,500,000 for Education and Human 
     Resources (EHR).
       Terminations and reductions.--NSF's EHR termination and 
     reduction proposals are incorporated unless specifically 
     noted otherwise in this statement or in language in either 
     the House or Senate report that is not modified or superseded 
     by this statement.
       Broadening participation programs.--The agreement includes 
     funding at the fiscal year 2013 current plan level for 
     Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology and 
     at the Senate level for the Historically Black Colleges and 
     Universities Program, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority 
     Participation, the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program 
     and the Alliance for Graduate Education and the 
     Professoriate.
       NSF shall comply with both House direction to report on 
     current and potential future efforts to meet the needs of 
     Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) through existing NSF 
     programs and Senate direction to consider the establishment 
     of an HSI-specific program similar to NSF's other broadening 
     participation programs.
       Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL).--The agreement 
     includes $55,000,000 for AISL.


                 AGENCY OPERATIONS AND AWARD MANAGEMENT

       This Act includes $298,000,000 for Agency Operations and 
     Award Management.


                  OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD

       This Act includes $4,300,000 for the National Science 
     Board.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       This Act includes $14,200,000 for the OIG.


                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

       This Act includes a provision that establishes terms and 
     conditions for the transfer of funds.

                       TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       This Act includes $9,000,000 for the Commission on Civil 
     Rights.
       Oversight.--The fiscal year 2012 and 2013 appropriations 
     Acts provided for an inspector general (IG) for the 
     Commission, to be filled by the Inspector General of the 
     Government Accountability Office (GAO). This Act provides for 
     an orderly conclusion of the GAO IG's fulfillment of this 
     responsibility, including $70,000 for the completion of any 
     ongoing IG activities. House and Senate report language 
     directing a new GAO review of the Commission is adopted by 
     reference, but clarified to specify that the report on this 
     review shall be due no later than 180 days after enactment of 
     this Act. Senate language regarding additional elements of 
     the review, such as an examination of the organizational 
     structure of the Commission and any material differences 
     between the work of the Commission and other work done within 
     the Federal Government, is adopted by reference.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $364,000,000 for the Equal Employment 
     Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Up to $29,500,000 shall be for 
     payments to State and local enforcement agencies to ensure 
     that the EEOC provides adequate resources to its State and 
     local partners.
       Reasonable factors other than age.--Section 538 of the 
     House bill regarding an EEOC rule on age discrimination is 
     not included. However, there is concern about this rule's 
     implementation with regard to public safety personnel. EEOC 
     shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations, 
     no later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, on the 
     steps it is taking to ensure application of this rule does 
     not have an adverse impact on the necessary employment 
     policies of public safety agencies.

                     International Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $83,000,000 for the International Trade 
     Commission.

                       Legal Services Corporation


               PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

       This Act includes $365,000,000 for the Legal Services 
     Corporation (LSC).


          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

       Unauthorized uses of funds.--The Inspector General of the 
     LSC is encouraged to conduct annual audits of LSC grantees to 
     ensure that funds are not being used in contravention of the 
     restrictions on engaging in political activities or any of 
     the other restrictions by which LSC grantees are required to 
     abide. The removal of funds from any LSC grantee determined 
     by the Inspector General to have engaged in unauthorized 
     political activity is recommended.

                        Marine Mammal Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $3,250,000 for the Marine Mammal 
     Commission.

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            Office of the United States Trade Representative


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $52,601,000 for the Office of the U.S. 
     Trade Representative (USTR).
       There has been an increase in Economy Act transfers of 
     funds from federal agencies to USTR, including transfers that 
     appear to reimburse USTR for carrying out activities that 
     fall solely under USTR's mission. USTR is directed to isolate 
     reimbursements for payments or travel expenditures as 
     individual transfers, and to submit documentation of and 
     justification for all Economy Act transfers, regardless of 
     amount, to and from other federal agencies, to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations not less than 15 days 
     before such transfers of sums are made.
       The agreement also adopts and clarifies Senate report 
     language urging USTR to leverage the existing resources and 
     expertise of other Federal agencies, when appropriate, to 
     strengthen the U.S. negotiating position, including 
     consulting subject matter experts and utilizing available 
     information resources at relevant Federal agencies for the 
     purpose of supporting trade negotiating positions and saving 
     taxpayer dollars. However, the agreement does not support 
     solicitation of monetary resources from other Federal 
     agencies for the purpose of carrying out USTR's own mission.

                        State Justice Institute


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       This Act includes $4,900,000 for the State Justice 
     Institute.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS


                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

       This Act includes the following general provisions:
       Section 501 prohibits the use of funds for publicity or 
     propaganda purposes unless expressly authorized by law.
       Section 502 prohibits any appropriation contained in this 
     Act from remaining available for obligation beyond the 
     current fiscal year unless expressly provided.
       Section 503 provides that the expenditure of any 
     appropriation contained in this Act for any consulting 
     service through procurement contracts 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 existing 
     Executive Order issued pursuant to existing law.
       Section 504 provides that if any provision of this Act or 
     the application of such provision to any person or 
     circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of this Act 
     and the application of other provisions shall not be 
     affected.
       Section 505 prohibits a reprogramming of funds that: (1) 
     creates or initiates a new program, project or activity; (2) 
     eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases 
     funds or personnel by any means for any project or activity 
     for which funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates 
     an office or employee; (5) reorganizes or renames offices, 
     programs or activities; (6) contracts out or privatizes any 
     function or activity presently performed by Federal 
     employees; (7) augments funds for existing programs, projects 
     or activities in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever 
     is less, or reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing 
     program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 
     percent; or (8) results from any general savings, including 
     savings from a reduction in personnel, which would result in 
     a change in existing programs, projects, or activities as 
     approved by Congress; unless the House and Senate Committees 
     on Appropriations are notified 15 days in advance of such 
     reprogramming of funds. Language is included requiring the 
     Department of Justice to notify the Committees 45 days in 
     advance of any such reprogramming.
       Section 506 provides that if it is determined that any 
     person intentionally affixes a ``Made in America'' label to 
     any product that was not made in America that person shall 
     not be eligible to receive any contract or subcontract with 
     funds made available in this Act. The section further 
     provides that to the extent practicable, with respect to 
     purchases of promotional items, funds made available under 
     this Act shall be used to purchase items manufactured, 
     produced or assembled in the United States or its territories 
     or possessions.
       Section 507 requires quarterly reporting to Congress on the 
     status of balances of appropriations. Language in the front 
     matter of the House report concerning this provision is 
     adopted by reference.
       Section 508 provides that any costs incurred by a 
     department or agency funded under this Act resulting from, or 
     to prevent, personnel actions taken in response to funding 
     reductions in this Act, or, for the Department of Commerce, 
     from actions taken for the care and protection of loan 
     collateral or grant property, shall be absorbed within the 
     budgetary resources available to the department or agency, 
     and provides transfer authority between appropriation 
     accounts to carry out this provision, subject to 
     reprogramming procedures.
       Section 509 prohibits funds made available in this Act from 
     being used to promote the sale or export of tobacco or 
     tobacco products or to seek the reduction or removal of 
     foreign restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products, 
     except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all 
     tobacco or tobacco products of the same type. This provision 
     is not intended to impact routine international trade 
     services to all U.S. citizens, including the processing of 
     applications to establish foreign trade zones.
       Section 510 delays the obligations of any receipts 
     deposited into the Crime Victims Fund in excess of 
     $745,000,000 until the following fiscal year.
       Section 511 prohibits the use of Department of Justice 
     funds for programs that discriminate against or denigrate the 
     religious or moral beliefs of students participating in such 
     programs.
       Section 512 prohibits the transfer of funds in this Act to 
     any department, agency or instrumentality of the United 
     States Government, except for transfers made by, or pursuant 
     to authorities provided in, this Act or any other 
     appropriations Act.
       Section 513 provides that funds provided for E-Government 
     Initiatives shall be subject to the procedures set forth in 
     section 505 of this Act.
       Section 514 requires certain timetables of audits performed 
     by Inspectors General of the Departments of Commerce and 
     Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
     the National Science Foundation and the Legal Services 
     Corporation and sets limits and restrictions on the awarding 
     and use of grants or contracts funded by amounts appropriated 
     by this Act.
       Section 515 prohibits funds for acquisition of certain 
     information systems unless the acquiring department or agency 
     has reviewed and assessed certain risks. Any acquisition of 
     such an information system is contingent upon the development 
     of a risk mitigation strategy and a determination that the 
     acquisition is in the national interest. Each department or 
     agency covered under section 515 shall submit a quarterly 
     report to the Committees on Appropriations describing reviews 
     and assessments of risk made pursuant to this section and any 
     associated findings or determinations.
       Section 516 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
     support or justify the use of torture by any official or 
     contract employee of the United States Government.
       Section 517 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
     require certain export licenses.
       Section 518 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to deny 
     certain import applications regarding ``curios or relics'' 
     firearms, parts or ammunition.
       Section 519 prohibits the use of funds to include certain 
     language in trade agreements.
       Section 520 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
     authorize or issue a National Security Letter (NSL) in 
     contravention of certain laws authorizing the Federal Bureau 
     of Investigation to issue NSLs.
       Section 521 requires congressional notification for any 
     project within the Departments of Commerce or Justice, the 
     National Science Foundation or the National Aeronautics and 
     Space Administration totaling more than $75,000,000 that has 
     cost increases of at least 10 percent.
       Section 522 deems funds for intelligence or intelligence-
     related activities as authorized by the Congress until the 
     enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal 
     year 2014.
       Section 523 prohibits contracts or grant awards in excess 
     of $5,000,000 unless the prospective contractor or grantee 
     certifies that the organization has filed all Federal tax 
     returns, has not been convicted of a criminal offense under 
     the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and has no unpaid Federal 
     tax assessment.


                             (RESCISSIONS)

       Section 524 provides for rescissions of unobligated 
     balances.
       Section 525 prohibits the use of funds in this Act for the 
     purchase of first class or premium air travel.
       Section 526 prohibits the use of funds to pay for the 
     attendance of more than 50 department or agency employees at 
     any single conference outside the United States, unless the 
     conference is a law enforcement training or operational event 
     where the majority of Federal attendees are law enforcement 
     personnel stationed outside the United States.
       Section 527 prohibits the use of funds in this Act in a 
     manner that is inconsistent with the principal negotiating 
     objective of the United States with respect to trade remedy 
     laws.
       Section 528 includes language regarding detainees held at 
     Guantanamo Bay.
       Section 529 includes language regarding facilities for 
     housing detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
       Section 530 includes language regarding the purchase of 
     light bulbs.
       Section 531 requires any department, agency or 
     instrumentality of the United States Government receiving 
     funds appropriated under this Act to track and report on 
     undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts.
       Section 532 prohibits the use of funds by the National 
     Aeronautics and Space Administration or the Office of Science 
     and Technology Policy to engage in bilateral activities with 
     China or a Chinese-owned company or effectuate the hosting of 
     official Chinese visitors at certain facilities unless the 
     activities are authorized by subsequent legislation or NASA 
     or OSTP have made a certification pursuant to subsections (c) 
     and (d) of this section.
       Section 533 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
     being used to deny the importation of shotgun models if no 
     application for the importation of such models, in the same 
     configuration, had been denied prior to January 1, 2011, on 
     the basis that the shotgun was not particularly suitable for 
     or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.

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       Section 534 prohibits the use of funds to establish or 
     maintain a computer network that does not block pornography, 
     except for law enforcement purposes.
       Section 535 requires the Departments of Commerce and 
     Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
     and the National Science Foundation to submit spending plans.
       Section 536 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
     being used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
     understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant 
     to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation 
     that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any 
     Federal law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency 
     has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and 
     has made a determination that this further action is not 
     necessary to protect the interests of the government.
       Section 537 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
     being used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
     understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant 
     to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation 
     that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been 
     assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies 
     have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being 
     paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the 
     authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, 
     unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of 
     the corporation and has made a determination that this 
     further action is not necessary to protect the interests of 
     the government.
       Section 538 of the House bill, regarding an EEOC rule on 
     age discrimination, is not included. Direction to EEOC on 
     this subject is provided under title IV of this statement.
       Section 541 of the House bill, expressing the sense of the 
     Congress, is not included. Among agencies funded in this Act, 
     those that aim to help create prosperity and/or promote 
     economic development in distressed communities are urged to 
     work diligently and creatively toward advancing these goals. 
     In addition, these agencies are urged to continue improving 
     their metrics for measuring mission success, including the 
     relationship between agency resources and jobs created or 
     preserved.
       Section 523 of the Senate bill, regarding Office of 
     Inspector General websites, is not included. The requirements 
     of this provision were enacted into permanent law in the 
     Inspector General Reform Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-409).
       Section 539 of the Senate bill, regarding vehicle fleets, 
     is not included. Instead, all agencies and departments funded 
     under this Act shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations, at the end of the fiscal year, a report 
     containing a complete inventory of the total number of 
     vehicles owned, permanently retired, and purchased during 
     fiscal year 2014 as well as the total cost of the vehicle 
     fleet, including maintenance, fuel, storage, purchasing, and 
     leasing.

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       DIVISION C--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

       The agreement on the Department of Defense Appropriations 
     Act, 2014, incorporates some of the provisions of both the 
     House-passed and the Senate-reported versions of the bill. 
     The language and allocations set forth in House Report 113-
     113 and Senate Report 113-85 shall be complied with unless 
     specifically addressed to the contrary in the accompanying 
     bill and explanatory statement.


              Definition of Program, Project, and Activity

       The agreement delineates that, for the purposes of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     (Public Law 99-177), as amended by the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Public 
     Law 100-119) and by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 
     (Public Law 101-508), the terms ``program, project, and 
     activity'' for appropriations contained in this Act shall be 
     defined as the most specific level of budget items identified 
     in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, the 
     related classified annexes and explanatory statements, and 
     the P-1 and R-1 budget justification documents as 
     subsequently modified by congressional action. The following 
     exception to the above definition shall apply: the military 
     personnel and the operation and maintenance accounts, for 
     which the term ``program, project, and activity'' is defined 
     as the appropriations accounts contained in the Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Act.
       At the time the President submits the budget for fiscal 
     year 2015, the Secretary of Defense is directed to transmit 
     to the congressional defense committees budget justification 
     documents to be known as the ``M-1'' and ``O-1'' which shall 
     identify, at the budget activity, activity group, and sub-
     activity group level, the amounts requested by the President 
     to be appropriated to the Department of Defense for military 
     personnel and operation and maintenance in any budget 
     request, or amended budget request, for fiscal year 2015.


                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

       Adjustments to classified programs are addressed in the 
     accompanying classified annex.


                  CONGRESSIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided as 
     shown in the project level tables or in paragraphs using the 
     phrase ``only for'' or ``only to'' are congressional special 
     interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
     (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
     Form 1414 at the stated amount, as specifically addressed in 
     the explanatory statement.


                         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance for acquisition accounts as 
     specified in the report accompanying the House version of the 
     fiscal year 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations bill 
     (House Report 110-279). For operation and maintenance 
     accounts, the Secretary of Defense shall continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidelines specified in the conference 
     report accompanying H.R. 3222, the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2008. The dollar threshold for 
     reprogramming funds shall remain at $15,000,000 for operation 
     and maintenance; $20,000,000 for procurement; and $10,000,000 
     for research, development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees annual DD Form 1416 reports for titles I and II 
     and quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports for 
     service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     an operation and maintenance (O-1), a procurement (P-1), or a 
     research, development, test and evaluation (R-1) line exceeds 
     the identified threshold, the Secretary of Defense must 
     submit a prior approval reprogramming to the congressional 
     defense committees. In addition, guidelines on the 
     application of prior approval reprogramming procedures for 
     congressional special interest items are established 
     elsewhere in this statement.


                           FUNDING INCREASES

       The funding increases outlined in the tables for each 
     appropriation account shall be provided only for the specific 
     purposes indicated in the tables.


                           CIVILIAN FURLOUGHS

       In fiscal year 2013, the Secretary of Defense furloughed 
     most Department of Defense civilian employees for up to six 
     days due to budgetary shortfalls caused primarily by 
     sequestration. There is concern that the negative impact on 
     productivity, morale, and readiness substantially outweighed 
     the savings generated from civilian furloughs. The Bipartisan 
     Budget Act (BBA) replaced sequester in fiscal years 2014 and 
     2015 with new spending limits and raised the budget limit for 
     National Defense (Function 050) spending above the 
     sequestration level. While the agreement does not include 
     provisions to prohibit the use of funds to furlough civilian 
     employees, it is assumed that the passage of the BBA and the 
     passage of this Act will eliminate entirely any need to 
     furlough civilian employees in fiscal year 2014.


             MARINE CORPS EMBASSY SECURITY GROUP EXPANSION

       The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 
     directed the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a 
     plan to increase the number of Marines assigned to the Marine 
     Corps Embassy Security Group by up to 1,000 Marines. The 
     agreement provides full funding, based on the Marine Corps' 
     most recent projected fiscal year 2014 requirement, in the 
     military personnel, operation and maintenance, and 
     procurement accounts to support this plan. The Secretary of 
     Defense is directed to fully fund the expansion plan in the 
     fiscal year 2015 budget request and the Future Years Defense 
     Plan.


           REVIEW OF MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENTS

       The agreement includes a provision directing a review of 
     the role of a modern military service academy superintendent, 
     including the criteria for selecting and evaluating the 
     performance of a superintendent. The review shall be 
     conducted by the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and 
     Readiness) and shall examine the role of a superintendent; 
     the criteria for selecting a superintendent; the criteria for 
     evaluating the performance of a superintendent; the actions 
     necessary to ensure that the military is cultivating 
     effective superintendents; the role diversity plays in the 
     selection of a superintendent; the ability of superintendents 
     to adapt and respond to changes in the military; and the 
     extent to which the nature of the work of a superintendent is 
     changing, including what skills are needed to adapt to an 
     evolving leadership role.
       In conducting the review, the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness) should consult with a wide variety 
     of outside experts on this issue, including current and 
     former university presidents and former military service 
     academy superintendents. The Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Personnel and Readiness) is directed to submit the findings 
     of this review to the Secretary of Defense and the 
     congressional defense committees not later than 180 days 
     after the enactment of this Act.


                         PATRIOT MODERNIZATION

       The fiscal year 2014 budget request includes $70,053,000 in 
     Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army and 
     $256,438,000 in Missile Procurement, Army for modifications 
     to the Patriot missile air defense system. While support for 
     modification and modernization of the aging Patriot system 
     continues, concerns persist regarding the Army's acquisition 
     and funding strategies for this program.
       First, while the Army has updated its decades-old 
     requirements document, the new requirements document lacks 
     details of the specific technologies required, the 
     development and fielding schedules, and the costs of the 
     overall effort. Further, the current modernization spiral is 
     budgeted at close to $2,000,000,000 over the next five years, 
     with an additional $800,000,000 required thereafter. The 
     scope and cost of additional spirals are still to be 
     determined, but the current spiral's costs are significant, 
     and when combined with the costs of future spirals, the total 
     modernization program will likely breach thresholds for what 
     ordinarily would be an Acquisition Category I program. 
     Therefore, there is concern that the Army plans to sole-
     source most of its modification program and bypass full and 
     open competition, a practice that has historically resulted 
     in reduced costs. Finally, it is noted that contrary to 
     previously stated intentions from Army leaders, the Army does 
     not have a funded plan to harvest technologies developed from 
     Army programs previously terminated for use in the 
     Patriot Modernization program, such as the Surface 
     Launched Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile, the 
     Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted 
     Sensor System, and the Medium Extended Air Defense System. 
     These acquisition programs were terminated after a 
     combined investment of approximately $6,000,000,000.
       Recognizing the urgent need to address current capability 
     gaps, the agreement recommends $361,491,000 for modifications 
     to the Patriot system. It is directed that not more than 50 
     percent of research and development funds for Patriot 
     modification or modernization may be obligated until 30 days 
     after the Secretary of the Army, in conjunction with the 
     Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and 
     Logistics), provides to the congressional defense committees 
     a plan that establishes an open system software architecture 
     for future upgrades and technology refresh to the Patriot 
     system in the near-term. Further, the Secretary of the Army, 
     in conjunction with the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), is directed to 
     provide an acquisition and funding strategy that incorporates 
     full and open competition for Patriot modernization in the 
     near-, mid-, and long-term with the fiscal year 2015 budget 
     submission.


          SHIP MODERNIZATION, OPERATIONS AND SUSTAINMENT FUND

       In the fiscal year 2014 budget submission, the Navy again 
     proposes to prematurely retire seven Ticonderoga class guided 
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     cruisers and two amphibious dock landing ships that have a 
     combined remaining service life of over 100 years. It is 
     noted that this proposal was rejected by Congress in the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014, as 
     well as in Public Law 112-239, the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013, and in Division C of 
     Public Law 113-6, the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
     Appropriations Act, 2013, and that Congress previously 
     appropriated considerable funds to man, operate, sustain, and 
     modernize these ships. As previously expressed in Senate 
     Reports 113-85 and 112-196, and in House Reports 113-113 and 
     112-493, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are 
     concerned with this proposed elimination of force structure 
     and believe this change is disconnected from the strategic 
     shift to the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, this force 
     structure change would likely create future unaffordable 
     shipbuilding requirements and exacerbate force structure 
     shortfalls that negatively impact the Department's ability to 
     meet Combatant Command requirements.
       It is noted that some key assumptions that led the Navy to 
     propose prematurely retiring these ships have changed. This 
     includes the material condition of at least one ship being 
     superior to what the Navy had assumed, as well as the scope 
     and cost of modernization efforts required for these 
     platforms to maintain their operational relevance for the 
     balance of their service lives. It is believed that further 
     adjustments to projected modernization efforts could be made, 
     resulting in cost savings while retaining valuable 
     operational capability in the near-term. Therefore, these 
     proposed premature retirements are again denied, and the 
     agreement directs the Secretary of the Navy to retain this 
     force structure in its entirety. The agreement provides 
     $2,244,400,000 to man, operate, sustain, upgrade, and 
     modernize only CG-63, CG-64, CG-65, CG-66, CG-68, CG-69, CG-
     73, LSD-41 and LSD-46 in the Ship Modernization, Operations 
     and Sustainment Fund, as specified by Section 8107 of this 
     Act. Recognizing the time required to plan and execute 
     shipyard availabilities and modernization periods, these 
     funds are made available until September 30, 2021.
       However, upgrades to these ships have been delayed for too 
     long, and therefore the Secretary of the Navy is directed to 
     upgrade at least one of the above listed Ticonderoga class 
     cruisers starting in fiscal year 2014. Further, the Secretary 
     of the Navy is directed to provide to the congressional 
     defense committees, not later than 30 days after enactment of 
     this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, a written report, 
     unclassified to the greatest extent possible and with a 
     classified annex if required, detailing for each of the nine 
     ships listed above its readiness, operational and manning 
     status, planning efforts for modernization, deployment 
     schedules, as well as scheduled shipyard induction periods 
     dating back to fiscal year 2012 and going forward for each 
     fiscal year until 2021. The agreement provides the fiscal 
     relief required by the Navy to maintain this critical force 
     structure and allows the Navy sufficient time to budget for 
     this force structure in future budget submissions. Therefore, 
     no funds provided in this Act shall be used to prepare a 
     budget submission to retire the above-listed ships.


                        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

       The Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) is 
     directed to provide the following to the congressional 
     intelligence committees, the Senate Committee on the 
     Judiciary, and the House Committee on the Judiciary, not 
     later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act:
       (1) A report, unclassified to the greatest extent possible, 
     which sets forth for the last five years, on an annual basis, 
     the number of records acquired by the NSA as part of the bulk 
     telephone metadata program authorized by the Foreign 
     Intelligence Surveillance Court, pursuant to section 215 of 
     the USA PATRIOT Act, and the number of such records that have 
     been reviewed by NSA personnel in response to a query of such 
     records. Additionally, this report shall provide, to the 
     greatest extent possible, an estimate of the number of 
     records of United States citizens that have been acquired by 
     NSA as part of the bulk telephone metadata program and the 
     number of such records that have been reviewed by NSA 
     personnel in response to a query.
       (2) A report, unclassified to the greatest extent possible 
     and with a classified annex if necessary, describing all NSA 
     bulk collection activities, including when such activities 
     began, the cost of such activities, the types of records that 
     have been collected in the past, the types of records that 
     are currently being collected, and any plans for future bulk 
     collection.
       (3) A report, unclassified to the greatest extent possible 
     and with a classified annex if necessary, listing terrorist 
     activities that were disrupted, in whole or in part, with the 
     aid of information obtained through NSA's telephone metadata 
     program and whether this information could have been promptly 
     obtained by other means.


                          GLOBAL HAWK BLOCK 30

       The agreement supports the continuation of the Global Hawk 
     Block 30 mission. The Secretary of the Air Force is directed 
     to fully comply with current law, including Section 8118 of 
     this Act prohibiting the retirement, divestment, realignment, 
     or transfer of Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft and requiring 
     the Air Force to maintain the operational capability of each 
     such aircraft.
       The agreement includes $10,000,000 in Research, 
     Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force for the Air Force 
     to conduct a study on the potential adaptation of U-2 sensors 
     to the Global Hawk Block 30 airframe for flight test and 
     demonstration. This study shall consider the technical 
     aspects of each feasible method of adapting U-2 sensors (with 
     particular focus on the SYERS-2 electro-optical/infrared 
     sensor) to the Global Hawk Block 30 airframe and provide an 
     estimated cost and schedule for each such method; assess the 
     availability of SYERS-2 sensors to support a demonstration on 
     the Block 30 platform and the availability of alternative 
     sensors of comparable capability; and compare the concept of 
     operations for using such sensors on the U-2 and Global Hawk 
     with attention to how differences in flight performance would 
     affect sensor performance. The Secretary of the Air Force is 
     directed to report to the congressional defense committees on 
     the results of this study not later than 180 days after the 
     enactment of this Act. This report may be submitted in 
     classified form if necessary.


                  C-130 AVIONICS MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $47,300,000 in Research, 
     Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force to continue the 
     C-130 avionics modernization program (AMP). The agreement 
     supports the competitive procurement of AMP kits if the 
     program proceeds to production. The agreement retains 
     $14,200,000 requested under Aircraft Procurement, Air Force 
     for C-130 communication, navigation, and surveillance/air 
     traffic management requirements, subject to the conditions 
     set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     fiscal year 2014.


                    FIRE AND BUILDING SAFETY ACCORD

       The Marine Corps is commended for adopting a requirement to 
     abide by the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in 
     Bangladesh, and the rest of the Armed Forces are strongly 
     encouraged to adopt this standard. In order to better 
     understand the magnitude of business that the Department 
     conducts with businesses that are not signatories or in 
     compliance with the Accord, the Secretary of Defense is 
     directed to provide quarterly reports to the congressional 
     defense committees that specify whether any garments 
     purchased by the military exchange system are manufactured in 
     Bangladesh from suppliers that are not signatories or in 
     compliance with the Accord.

                      TITLE I--MILITARY PERSONNEL

       The agreement provides $128,796,287,000 in Title I, 
     Military Personnel. The agreement on items addressed by 
     either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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                 MILITARY RECRUITMENT AND ENLISTMENT OF

                     GRADUATES OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

       The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014 
     requires the Secretary of Defense to implement a means for 
     ensuring that graduates of a secondary school, including 
     graduates who receive diplomas from secondary schools that 
     are legally operating or who otherwise complete a program of 
     secondary education in compliance with state law, are 
     required to meet the same standard of any test, assessment, 
     or screening tool used to identify persons for recruitment 
     and enlistment in the armed forces. The recommendation 
     supports this provision, and the Secretary is encouraged to 
     ensure its timely implementation.


    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUIDANCE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF CHAPLAINS

       The agreement supports the Department of Defense Guidance 
     for the Appointment of Chaplains for the Military Departments 
     as currently written upon enactment of this Act. This 
     Guidance requires all applicants to fulfill the requirements 
     to become a chaplain, which includes endorsement by a 
     religious organization that completes and maintains all 
     administrative requirements as laid out by the Guidance.


                       HAZING IN THE ARMED FORCES

       The agreement reiterates the concerns expressed in the 
     report accompanying the House-passed Fiscal Year 2014 
     Department of Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 113-113) on 
     hazing in the military. The act of hazing is inconsistent 
     with the values of the military and undermines the cohesion 
     and discipline of a unit. The Secretary of Defense is 
     reminded that a report providing data on the rates of 
     incidence of hazing was directed by the Consolidated and 
     Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013. This report is 
     overdue, and the Secretary of Defense is directed to provide 
     this report, which should include a review of ways to prevent 
     and respond to incidents, without further delay.

                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    MILITARY PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

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     Senate is as follows:

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                     MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    RESERVE PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

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     Senate is as follows:

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                      RESERVE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                     NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                  NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                  TITLE II--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

       The agreement provides $159,869,726,000 in Title II, 
     Operation and Maintenance. The agreement on items addressed 
     by either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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     REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to submit the Base for 
     Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) for each of the fiscal year 2014 
     appropriation accounts not later than 60 days after the 
     enactment of this Act. The Secretary of Defense is prohibited 
     from executing any reprogramming or transfer of funds for any 
     purpose other than originally appropriated until the 
     aforementioned report is submitted to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees.
       The Secretary of Defense is directed to use the normal 
     prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer funds in 
     the Services' operation and maintenance accounts between O-1 
     budget activities in excess of $15,000,000. In addition, the 
     Secretary of Defense should follow prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of 
     $15,000,000 out of the following budget sub-activities:
       Army: 
       Maneuver units
       Modular support brigades
       Land forces operations support
       Force readiness operations support
       Land forces depot maintenance
       Base operations support
       Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization
       Navy:
       Aircraft depot maintenance
       Ship depot maintenance
       Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization
       Marine Corps:
       Depot maintenance
       Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization
       Air Force:
       Primary combat forces
       Combat enhancement forces
       Combat communications
       Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization
       Air Force Reserve: 
       Depot maintenance
       Air National Guard: 
       Depot maintenance
       Additionally, the Secretary of Defense should follow prior 
     approval reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of 
     $15,000,000 into the following budget sub-activity:
       Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard: 
       Other personnel support/recruiting and advertising
       During fiscal year 2014, the Secretary of the Air Force is 
     required to submit written notification and justification to 
     the congressional defense committees not later than 30 days 
     prior to implementing transfers in excess of $15,000,000 out 
     of the following budget sub-activities:
       Operating forces depot maintenance
       Mobilization depot maintenance
       Training and recruiting depot maintenance
       Administration and service-wide depot maintenance
       These transfers may be implemented 30 days after 
     congressional notification unless an objection is received 
     from a congressional defense committee.
       Finally, with respect to Operation and Maintenance, 
     Defense-Wide, proposed transfers of funds to or from the 
     levels specified for defense agencies in excess of 
     $15,000,000 shall be subject to prior approval reprogramming 
     procedures, unless otherwise specified in this explanatory 
     statement.


                 JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS

       The agreement designates th funding requested and 
     appropriated for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps as 
     a special interest item in fiscal year 2014. As such, funds 
     are to be so designated on the DD Form 1414 (Base for 
     Reprogramming), and any transfer of funds from this program 
     will require a prior approval reprogramming action.


                           TUITION ASSISTANCE

       The agreement designates the funding requested and 
     appropriated for the Tuition Assistance program as a special 
     interest item in fiscal year 2014. As such, funds are to be 
     so designated on the DD Form 1414 (Base for Reprogramming), 
     and any transfer of funds from this program will require a 
     prior approval reprogramming action.
       The agreement does not include the funding floor for 
     tuition assistance as directed in House report 113-113. 
     However, in order to maintain visibility of this funding, the 
     Secretary of Defense is directed to include the prior year 
     actual, current year estimate, and budget year request for 
     tuition assistance in the performance criteria for the budget 
     line item in which it is requested.


                     SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY

       Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem in the military. 
     While the military must do more to stop assaults from 
     occurring in the first place, it must also ensure that when 
     they do occur, assaults are investigated properly so cases 
     may be effectively prosecuted and perpetrators held fully 
     accountable. A 2013 Department of Defense Inspector General 
     report evaluating the Military Criminal Investigative 
     Organizations' sexual assault investigations found that while 
     89 percent of investigations completed in 2010 met or 
     exceeded investigative standards, 11 percent of cases had 
     significant deficiencies. The agreement directs the Secretary 
     of Defense and the Service Secretaries to fully implement the 
     recommendations of the Inspector General Report DODIG-2013-
     091, dated July 9, 2013. From the funds provided, the 
     agreement directs the Service Secretaries to fully fund 
     programs to train investigators on how to properly 
     investigate sexual assault-related offenses as directed by 
     the Inspector General report.
       There are also concerns of reports in which mental health 
     diagnoses were misused to administratively discharge or 
     retaliate against victims of sexual assault. Victims of 
     sexual assault should not be punished for reporting crimes 
     committed against them. The Secretary of Defense is directed 
     to review separation records of servicemembers who made an 
     unrestricted report of sexual assault and to correct records 
     of service in those cases in which the victims were 
     improperly discharged.
       The agreement also retains a provision contained in the 
     House and Senate bills to provide an additional $25,000,000 
     for the Department of Defense and made available for transfer 
     to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force for the 
     expansion of a Special Victims' Counsel program to every 
     military Service, including the National Guard and reserve 
     components, as authorized by the section 1716 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014.


                MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS

       The agreement includes an allocation of funds by combatant 
     command and funding levels for certain programs as delineated 
     in the classified annex. The agreement reiterates direction 
     included in House report 113-113 designating amounts as 
     congressional special interest items subject to sections 
     8005, 8006, and 9002 of this Act and the requirement for 
     submission of a report detailing the execution of funding 
     provided for these programs. Further direction regarding 
     certain matters is contained in the classified annex.


    VOLUNTARY MILITARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS--ADVERTISING AND MARKETING

       The agreement underscores the importance of Department of 
     Defense oversight to prevent abusive advertising and 
     aggressive recruitment practices by higher education 
     institutions that accept Tuition Assistance and My Career 
     Advancement Account education benefits from the Department. 
     The Department's Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] effective 
     December 6, 2012, requires institutions participating with 
     the Department to adopt policies in section 3g, 3h, and 3i of 
     the MOU as ``part of efforts to eliminate aggressive 
     marketing aimed at Service members.'' The Secretary of 
     Defense is directed to submit a report documenting its 
     oversight, evaluation and enforcement of these provisions, 
     along with institutional data on advertising and marketing 
     budgets. The report shall be submitted not later than June 1, 
     2014, and shall include the number of participating 
     institutions investigated for potential violations of section 
     3g, section 3h, or section 3i of the MOU and the results of 
     those investigations; an assessment on the effectiveness of 
     the provision in eliminating aggressive marketing targeting 
     servicemembers or their spouses; a detailed description of 
     the procedures and guidelines for conducting oversight of 
     these provisions; and a voluntary accounting of the ten 
     participating institutions who have received the most Tuition 
     Assistance program funds in fiscal year 2013. The accounting 
     shall establish the institution's total dollar value of its 
     marketing, advertising and recruitment budget, and the 
     percentage of that budget targeting servicemembers, including 
     resources dedicated to advertising in military publications, 
     billboards near bases, and internet lead generation efforts.


                  ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY ACT

       The agreement does not include a provision proposed by the 
     House on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. It 
     is noted that the enforcement of section 526 of the Energy 
     Independence and Security Act of 2007 may lead to higher fuel 
     costs for federal fleets in the absence of competitively 
     priced new generation fuels that emit fewer emissions. In 
     carrying out this statute, the Secretary of Defense and the 
     Service Secretaries should work to ensure that costs 
     associated with fuel purchases necessary to carry out the 
     missions of their respective departments and agencies should 
     be minimized to the greatest extent possible under the law.


                      MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY

       The agreement directs that none of the funds made available 
     by this Act may be used to maintain or improve Department of 
     Defense real property with a zero percent utilization rate 
     according to the Department's real property inventory 
     database, except in the case of maintenance of an historic 
     property as required by the National Historic Preservation 
     Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) or maintenance to prevent a 
     negative environmental impact as required by the National 
     Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.).

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY

       The Secretary of the Navy shall continue to fund the John 
     C. Stennis Center for Public Service as noted in the 
     Operation and Maintenance, Navy project level table. The 
     transfer of these funds is provided in accordance with 2 
     U.S.C. 1105-1108.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS

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     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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                         CYBER COMMAND FUNDING

       Funding for the United States Cyber Command, a subordinate 
     unified command under the United States Strategic Command, 
     currently is not discretely visible in the Air Force's budget 
     justification material. With the increased emphasis on cyber 
     activities and related resourcing, the Secretary of the Air 
     Force is directed to separately report and separately justify 
     funds not later than the submission of the fiscal year 2016 
     budget justification material to support Cyber Command in 
     sub-activity Group 015A, ``Combatant Commands Direct Mission 
     Support'' and in sub-activity Group 015B, ``Combatant Command 
     Core Operations''.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, DEFENSE-WIDE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    global security contingency fund

       The agreement includes $30,000,000 for the Global Security 
     Contingency Fund and maintains the current authorization 
     amount of $200,000,000 from within the Operations and 
     Maintenance, Defense-Wide account.
       The request for an appropriation in this account is 
     precedent setting and was included in the fiscal year 2014 
     request for the first time. The reduction to this request for 
     a direct appropriation is taken without prejudice to the fund 
     and maintains the requested authorization ceiling.


                           meals ready to eat

       The Defense Logistics Agency is commended for initiating 
     action to study the Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) War Reserve and 
     industrial base, and the Director is to be applauded for the 
     decision to maintain stockage levels at five million cases 
     through at least fiscal year 2015. In order to meet this 
     objective, and at the same time ensure the industrial base is 
     able to meet surge requirements, the Director is encouraged 
     to establish an annual minimum rate of 2.5 million cases as 
     part of the current five year industry contract. The Director 
     of the Defense Logistics Agency shall provide the 
     congressional defense committees written notification 30 days 
     prior to making reductions to the War Reserve after September 
     30, 2014.


                      stem education and starbase

       The agreement finds that consolidation of Science, 
     Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and 
     significant changes to the STARBASE program are not advisable 
     at this time. STARBASE provides a unique low-cost leveraging 
     of community and military resources that another federal 
     agency will not be able to duplicate. The benefits of 
     cooperative community and military relationships stimulate 
     the long-term interest of youth in STEM careers. The 
     recommendation therefore provides $25,000,000 to continue the 
     Department of Defense STARBASE program in fiscal year 2014. 
     The agreement encourages the Secretary of Defense to continue 
     the STARBASE program through fiscal year 2015.


                  special operations command direction

       The agreement reiterates the direction included in House 
     report 113-113 regarding the Special Operations Command 
     National Capital Region.
       The agreement transfers $17,000,000 in funding to the 
     Defense Health Program and directs the Service Surgeons 
     General to work with the Commander, Special Operations 
     Command to implement an embedded behavioral health program 
     for special operations units during fiscal year 2014 that is 
     consistent with Service programs.


            special operations command budget justifications

       The agreement directs that budget activities be established 
     for the Special Operations Command operation and maintenance 
     budget in fiscal year 2015. Additionally, the Commander, 
     Special Operations Command, is directed to submit an OP-5 
     Operation and Maintenance Detail exhibit and OP-32 Summary of 
     Price and Program Changes exhibit for each budget sub-
     activity. Finally, the agreement directs that normal prior 
     approval reprogramming procedures be used to transfer funds 
     between budget activities in excess of $15,000,000. The 
     following table assigns the budget activity and budget sub-
     activity structure:
       Budget Activity 1 includes sub-activities:
       Combat development activities
       Flight operations
       Other operations
       Ship/boat operations
       Base support
       Communications
       Force related training
       Intelligence
       Maintenance
       Management/operational headquarters
       Operational support
       Budget Activity 3 includes sub-activities:
       Professional development
       Specialized skill training
       Budget Activity 4 includes sub-activity:
       Acquisition/program management
       The House and Senate Appropriations Committees look forward 
     to working with the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) 
     and the Commander, Special Operations Command, to improve 
     budget justification materials. This structure shall be the 
     starting point and may be revised in future years based on 
     mutually agreed upon recommendations.


                     trans-regional web initiative

       The agreement provides $2,000,000 for the Trans-Regional 
     Web Initiative in fiscal year 2014. The Commander, Special 
     Operations Command is directed to continue expenditure of 
     fiscal year 2013 funds for this program and transition this 
     effort to the Geographic Combatant Commands or other agencies 
     of the United States Government, as appropriate, starting in 
     fiscal year 2014.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY RESERVE

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     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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              OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE RESERVE

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     Senate is as follows:

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             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

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     Senate is as follows:

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             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR NATIONAL GUARD

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     Senate is as follows:

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           CONTRACTOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR DEPOT MAINTENANCE

       The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 
     2013 consolidated all depot maintenance funding contained in 
     the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard budget requests 
     in the respective Depot Maintenance sub-activity Groups 
     (SAGs) and directed the Secretary of the Air Force to display 
     all depot maintenance funds requested in the fiscal year 2014 
     budget request in the Depot Maintenance SAG. While the Air 
     National Guard fiscal year 2014 budget request displayed all 
     depot maintenance funds requested in the Depot Maintenance 
     SAG, it failed to capture costs and quantities for weapons 
     systems that rely on Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for 
     Depot Maintenance. This severely limits both visibility of 
     funding for this program and the ability to conduct oversight 
     of a program which is critical to military readiness. While 
     funding is not reduced due to unjustified cost increases for 
     CLS, concerns remain that the Air National Guard is unable to 
     properly justify requested increases in CLS funding for Depot 
     Maintenance or to differentiate between flight line 
     activities, for which funding should be requested in the 
     Aircraft Operations and Mission Support SAGs in the budget 
     request, and depot maintenance activities, for which funding 
     should be requested in the Depot Maintenance SAG.
       The Secretary of the Air Force is directed to continue to 
     display all depot maintenance funds (and only depot 
     maintenance funds) requested in fiscal year 2015 in the Depot 
     Maintenance SAG. Funds which support flight line spares and/
     or repairs shall be displayed in the budget request in the 
     appropriate SAG. The agreement further directs the Secretary 
     to fully display costs and quantities for weapons systems 
     that rely on CLS for Depot Maintenance in the budget request 
     to provide full visibility of depot maintenance funding and 
     enable effective management and oversight of this critical 
     program.

         UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED SERVICES

       The agreement provides $13,606,000 for the United States 
     Court of Appeals for the Armed Services.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, ARMY

       The agreement provides $298,815,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Army.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, NAVY

       The agreement provides $316,103,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Navy.


                VIEQUES ISLAND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

       The Navy is conducting environmental restoration at sites 
     on Vieques Island associated with former Navy activities. The 
     agreement recognizes that the Navy is working with the Puerto 
     Rico Environmental Quality Board, the United States 
     Environmental Protection Agency, and the Fish and Wildlife 
     Service to select by consensus a final remedy for those 
     sites. There remains concern regarding the current pace of 
     cleanup action, and the Secretary of the Navy is encouraged 
     to accelerate cleanup efforts once a consensus is achieved. 
     The agreement reiterates direction included in House Report 
     113-113 that the Secretary of the Navy shall inform the 
     congressional defense committees on the progress of site 
     cleanup. Additionally, the Secretary of the Army shall inform 
     the congressional defense committees on cleanup measures 
     occurring on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

                  ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, AIR FORCE

       The agreement provides $439,820,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Air Force.

                ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

       The agreement provides $10,757,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Defense-Wide.

         ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES

       The agreement provides $287,443,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites.

             OVERSEAS HUMANITARIAN, DISASTER, AND CIVIC AID

       The agreement provides $109,500,000 for Overseas 
     Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid.

                  COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $500,455,000 for the Cooperative 
     Threat Reduction Account, as follows:

                                    EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                    FY 2014 Request             Final Bill
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COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAM
    Strategic offensive arms elimination......................                   10,000                    5,700
    Chemical weapons destruction..............................                   21,250                   13,000
    Cooperative biological engagement.........................                  306,325                  306,325
    Threat reduction engagement...............................                    2,375                    6,375
    Other assessments/admin costs.............................                   28,175                   28,175
    Global nuclear security...................................                   86,508                   32,808
    Proliferation prevention..................................                   73,822                  136,072
    Forward financed from previous years......................  .......................                  -28,000
        Total, cooperative threat reduction program...........                  528,455                  500,455
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                  COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAM

       The Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction 
     (CTR) program has proven highly successful in its efforts to 
     secure and dismantle weapons of mass destruction and their 
     associated infrastructure in the former Soviet Union and 
     former Soviet bloc countries. On June 17, 2013, the Russian 
     Federation chose not to renew the umbrella agreement with the 
     United States. Therefore, the fiscal year 2014 program has 
     changed substantially from the fiscal year 2014 budget 
     request.
       For many years, the CTR program has been unable to obligate 
     funding in a timely manner. Furthermore, the program has 
     significant flexibility which impedes oversight. For example, 
     in fiscal year 2013, the program realigned 25 percent of its 
     budget across different sub-accounts after enactment. This 
     flexibility allows for dynamic changes in spending. The 
     Congress has had little opportunity to practice due diligence 
     in its oversight role due to the late receipt of funding 
     changes. Section 1302 of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2014 directs that no fiscal year 
     2014 Cooperative Threat Reduction funds may be obligated or 
     expended for a purpose other than appropriated without 
     submitting a report. In addition to the NDAA requirements, 
     the agreement directs that the report include additional 
     justification regarding risks associated with the funding 
     sources, cumulative accounting of changes, and the impact for 
     each funding realignment.

      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND

       The agreement provides $51,031,000 for the Department of 
     Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

                         TITLE III--PROCUREMENT

       The agreement provides $92,861,300,000 in Title III, 
     Procurement. The agreement on items addressed by either the 
     House or the Senate is as follows:

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                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided as 
     shown in the project level tables or in paragraphs using the 
     phrase ``only for'' or ``only to'' are congressional special 
     interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
     (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
     Form 1414 at the stated amount, as specifically addressed in 
     the explanatory statement.


            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance as specified in the report 
     accompanying the House version of the fiscal year 2008 
     Department of Defense Appropriations bill (House Report 110-
     279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
     funds will remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
     $10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
     for service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with the 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     a procurement (P-1) or research, development, test and 
     evaluation (R-1) line exceeds the identified threshold, the 
     Department of Defense must submit a prior approval 
     reprogramming to the congressional defense committees. In 
     addition, guidelines on the application of prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for congressional special interest 
     items are established elsewhere in this statement.


                     ARSENAL SUSTAINMENT INITIATIVE

       The agreement supports the ongoing efforts of the 
     Department of the Army to develop the Army Organic Industrial 
     Base Strategy. This process is identifying manufacturing 
     capabilities at the arsenals that are critical for this 
     country to sustain in wartime and peacetime. However, there 
     is concern that while the Army Organic Industrial Base 
     Strategy identified needed capabilities, the Army will not 
     fund these capabilities at a level adequate to maintain them. 
     To address these concerns, the agreement provides 
     $150,000,000 to the Army Defense Working Capital Fund for the 
     Industrial Mobilization Capacity Account to address the issue 
     of non-competitive rates at the arsenals to better allow them 
     to compete for public/private partnerships and other business 
     to help sustain capacity, cost efficiency and technical 
     competence in peacetime, while preserving the ability to 
     provide an effective and timely response to mobilizations, 
     national defense contingency situations, and other emergent 
     requirements. Additionally, the Secretary of the Army is 
     directed to release the Army Organic Industrial Base Strategy 
     Report not later than 30 days after the enactment of this 
     Act. Further, the Secretary of the Army is directed to assign 
     the arsenals sufficient workload to maintain the critical 
     capabilities identified in the Army Organic Industrial Base 
     Strategy Report, and to brief the congressional defense 
     committees not later than 90 days after the enactment of this 
     Act to ensure sufficient workload for the efficient operation 
     (also known as the ``blue line level'') of the arsenals. This 
     is also addressed in Section 8141 of this Act.

                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                       MISSILE PROCUREMENT, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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        PROCUREMENT OF WEAPONS AND TRACKED COMBAT VEHICLES, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                     PALADIN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT

       The Secretary of the Army is expected to allocate up to 
     $18,500,000 of funds available in fiscal year 2014 for 
     Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) to support advance 
     purchases of V903 engines. It is understood that advance 
     purchases are necessary to maintain the industrial base 
     capability for this engine which will be used in Paladin PIM 
     vehicles.

                    PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                       WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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            PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                   SHIPBUILDING AND CONVERSION, NAVY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                        DESTROYER MODERNIZATION

       The agreement fully funds the budget request for destroyer 
     modernization and expects the Navy to continue with its 
     original strategy of working through the inventory of oldest 
     ships in its modernization efforts. There is concern that the 
     Navy will attempt a premature retirement of capable Arleigh 
     Burke class guided missile destroyers as is being proposed 
     for Ticonderoga class guided missile cruisers. Therefore, the 
     Secretary of the Navy is directed to prioritize the 
     modernization of older, Flight I and II Arleigh Burke class 
     ships over newer Flight IIA ships, dependent on ship 
     availability, in order to ensure the operational readiness of 
     the older ships throughout their projected service lives.

                       PROCUREMENT, MARINE CORPS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                    AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                              MQ-9 REAPER

       The agreement provides $349,217,000 for the procurement of 
     20 MQ-9 aircraft, an increase of eight aircraft above the 
     request. The Secretary of the Air Force is directed to 
     procure no fewer than the full number of MQ-9 aircraft 
     appropriated in this Act as a single production lot.

                     MISSILE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                  PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, AIR FORCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                      OTHER PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                     MQ-1/9 REMOTE SPLIT OPERATIONS

       The agreement provides an additional $40,000,000 to procure 
     equipment necessary for the transition of six Air National 
     Guard squadrons to MQ-1/9 remote split operations by fiscal 
     year 2020. The Secretary of the Air Force is directed to 
     submit an execution plan for these and all other funds made 
     available for this purpose not later than 90 days after the 
     enactment of this Act, to include detailed plans for funding, 
     training, manning, and equipping all six Air National Guard 
     squadrons. Additionally, the Secretary is directed to begin 
     training for all six squadrons not later than fiscal year 
     2014 as previously indicated by the Air Force and to include 
     any additional funding necessary to equip these squadrons in 
     the fiscal year 2015 budget request.

                       PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                    DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT PURCHASES

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  FY 2014
                                                  Request     Final Bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Next Generation STAR Tracker System...........        4,180        4,180
Read Out Integrated Circuit Foundry                   2,200        2,200
 Improvement And Sustainability...............
Space Qualified Solar Cell Supply Chain.......          920          920
Critical Space Industrial Base Investment.....        7,200        7,200
Advanced Structural Materials.................        5,209        5,209
Electronic Materials and Device Production....        5,426        5,426
Program Increase..............................  ...........       35,000
    TOTAL, DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT.............       25,135       60,135
------------------------------------------------------------------------

          TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

       The agreement provides $62,994,741,000 in Title IV, 
     Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. The agreement on 
     items addressed by either the House or the Senate is as 
     follows:

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                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided as 
     shown in the project level tables or in paragraphs using the 
     phrase ``only for'' or ``only to'' are congressional special 
     interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
     (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
     Form 1414 at the stated amount, as specifically addressed in 
     the explanatory statement.


            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance specified in the report 
     accompanying the House version of the fiscal year 2008 
     Department of Defense Appropriations bill (House Report 110-
     279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
     funds will remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
     $10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
     for service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     a procurement (P-1) or research, development, test and 
     evaluation (R-1) line exceeds the identified threshold, the 
     Secretary of Defense must submit a prior approval 
     reprogramming to the congressional defense committees. In 
     addition, guidelines on the application of prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for congressional special interest 
     items are established elsewhere in this statement.


               JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER FOLLOW-ON DEVELOPMENT

       The agreement finds that a formal capability development 
     document for Block 4, defining the next increment of 
     warfighting capability to be integrated into the F-35 
     platform, must be approved before any funding may be used to 
     begin Block 4 development. The agreement provides $6,000,000 
     only to perform the work necessary to produce, staff, and 
     gain approval of a Block 4 capability development document.


                            COMMON DATA LINK

       The agreement strongly supports increased competition for 
     Common Data Link (CDL) devices, which are vital for securely 
     conveying intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance 
     information in the field. Accordingly, the agreement directs 
     that no funds be obligated or expended for CDL solicitations 
     unless they are compliant with Section 157 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013. Recognizing 
     that efforts are underway to increase competition and 
     eliminate reliance on proprietary solutions for CDL, the 
     agreement directs the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) to submit a report 
     updating the congressional defense committees on these 
     efforts not later than 60 days following the enactment of 
     this Act.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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           USER INTERFACES TO IMPROVE WARFIGHTER PERFORMANCE

       The Army is performing research and conducting exercises 
     aimed at closing the gap between the difficulty in operating 
     traditional military equipment and the ease of operating 
     modern handheld devices. The Secretary of the Army is 
     encouraged to accelerate these ongoing technology development 
     efforts and update equipment user interfaces to improve 
     warfighter performance.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                          BONE MARROW REGISTRY

       The agreement provides $31,500,000 for the Department of 
     the Navy to be administered by the Bone Marrow Registry, also 
     known as and referred to within the Naval Medical Research 
     Center as the C.W. Bill Young Marrow Donor Recruitment and 
     Research Program. Funds appropriated for the Bone Marrow 
     Registry shall remain available only for the purposes for 
     which they are appropriated and may only be obligated for the 
     Bone Marrow Registry. This Department of Defense donor center 
     has recruited more than 750,000 Department of Defense 
     volunteers and provides more marrow donors per week than any 
     other donor center in the nation. More than 5,600 
     servicemembers and other Department volunteers from this 
     donor center have provided marrow to save the lives of 
     patients. The success of this national and international 
     life-saving program for military and civilian patients, which 
     now includes more than 11,000,000 potential volunteer donors, 
     is admirable. Further, the agencies involved in contingency 
     planning are encouraged to continue to include the Bone 
     Marrow Registry in the development and testing of their 
     contingency plans. The Secretary of Defense shall show this 
     as a congressional interest item on the DD Form 1414 (Base 
     for Reprogramming). The Secretary of Defense is further 
     directed to release all the funds appropriated for this 
     purpose to the Bone Marrow Registry not later than 60 days 
     after the enactment of this Act.


                         NEXT GENERATION JAMMER

       Senate Report 112-196 directed the Government 
     Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the Next 
     Generation Jammer (NGJ) program to determine if there are 
     redundancies across the Services and to assess whether this 
     effort should become a joint Service solution. The agreement 
     concurs with the following GAO recommendations: the Secretary 
     of Defense should require the NGJ capabilities development 
     document to consider potential redundancies between the NGJ 
     program and existing and proposed programs across all of the 
     planned roles and to ensure that the Electronic Warfare 
     Strategy report to Congress includes information on 
     potentially overlapping capabilities. In addition, the GAO 
     recently upheld the technology development bid protest 
     highlighting four recommendations, and the agreement directs 
     that all four recommendations be implemented. Due to the fact 
     that the Navy is limiting competition early in the NGJ 
     acquisition program, the Navy should acquire the necessary 
     technical data rights and allow for an open systems 
     architecture approach that would facilitate continued 
     competition for the remainder of the NGJ acquisition program. 
     As a result of the bid protest being upheld and a six month 
     program delay, the agreement reduces the NGJ program by 
     $100,000,000.


                        VIRGINIA PAYLOAD MODULE

       The fiscal year 2014 budget request for the Virginia 
     Payload Module (VPM) is $59,000,000. The agreement fully 
     funds the budget request; however, concerns remain over 
     increasing the Virginia-class submarine size to accommodate a 
     93.7 foot module in the submarine's center. The module's 
     requirements are not defined, which likely will result in 
     instability to a proven submarine design, disrupt a stable 
     production line, and add significant cost to the current 
     estimates. These concerns are raised due to a history of cost 
     growth on previous submarine development efforts. For 
     instance, in 1999, the Navy began designing the conversion of 
     four SSBN submarines to SSGN configurations with the initial 
     cost estimates for a four-boat program of $2,400,000,000. By 
     the time these submarines were converted, the cost was 
     $4,000,000,000, or an increase of 66 percent above the 
     initial estimates. Similarly, when the Navy modified SSN-23, 
     it increased the submarine's cost by $887,000,000 for a total 
     of $3,300,000,000 for one submarine.
       The Department of the Navy recently received Joint 
     Requirements Oversight Committee approval of the capabilities 
     development document for the VPM. The document includes two 
     additional key performance parameters for controlling costs: 
     the non-recurring engineering cost to design the modification 
     is limited to $800,000,000 in constant fiscal year 2010 
     dollars for development, and the production cost is limited 
     to $475,000,000 for the lead ship and $350,000,000 for the 
     follow-on ships. The Navy is directed not to exceed these 
     cost thresholds.
       The Secretary of the Navy shall create a separate budget 
     line item to enable additional congressional oversight and 
     increase transparency into the costs of VPM. Furthermore, the 
     Secretary shall submit a bi-annual report to the 
     congressional defense committees describing the actions the 
     Navy is taking to minimize costs. The agreement fences 
     $20,000,000 until the first bi-annual report is provided to 
     the congressional defense committees.


     NAVY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

       The agreement encourages the Office of Naval Research (ONR) 
     to support America's Ocean Exploration Program as recommended 
     by the Presidential Commission on Ocean Policy, which 
     includes the development of advanced remotely controlled and 
     autonomously operated vehicles down to 6,000 meters as well 
     as telepresence technology. Additionally, the Secretary of 
     the Navy is encouraged to expand the Navy's Science, 
     Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational 
     Outreach program to include the United States Naval Academy, 
     thereby providing opportunities for midshipmen to participate 
     in America's Exploration Program and serve as role models for 
     ONR's STEM Program.

         RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        COMBAT RESCUE HELICOPTER

       The agreement includes $333,558,000 for the Combat Rescue 
     Helicopter (CRH) program and directs that the funds provided 
     shall be considered a congressional special interest item. 
     The CRH will replace the aging fleet of Pave Hawk helicopters 
     that support not only the Air Force but combat missions 
     across all the Services. These helicopters need to be 
     replaced. However, in a period of fiscal austerity, the 
     program must be affordable to ensure that it is not canceled 
     due to insufficient funding in future years. The Air Force 
     must continue to assess its acquisition strategy to find ways 
     to control costs and ensure that the program remains on track 
     to deliver these helicopters to the fleet.
       Prior to any decision to terminate the CRH program due to 
     insufficient funding in future years, the Secretary of the 
     Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force are 
     directed to review the threshold and objective requirements 
     as established in the capability development document and to 
     review alternative acquisition strategies using cost-benefit 
     analysis in order to establish an affordable program. The 
     Secretary of the Air Force is directed to brief the outcome 
     of this review to the congressional defense committees.


                         HARD TARGET MUNITIONS

       The Secretary of the Air Force is directed to report to the 
     congressional defense committees on the results of the hard 
     target munitions analysis of alternatives (AoA) not later 
     than 15 days after the AoA is approved and to include in the 
     report a discussion of how the fiscal year 2014 new start 
     efforts for the 5,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions 
     demonstration and the advanced 2,000-pound penetrator 
     demonstration are consistent with the AoA. The agreement 
     provides that the Secretary may obligate and expend funds for 
     these new start efforts prior to completion of the AoA.


                       HUMAN PERFORMANCE SENSING

       The agreement supports Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 
     research into human performance sensing. Accordingly, the 
     agreement encourages AFRL to continue its research into the 
     manufacture of nano-biomaterial sensors.


         NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE PROGRAM PLANNING AND EXECUTION

       The Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation is 
     directed to submit the report required by House Report 113-
     113 to the congressional defense committees not later than 
     July 1, 2014.

        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                   CONVENTIONAL PROMPT GLOBAL STRIKE

       The agreement includes $65,440,000 to continue the Prompt 
     Global Strike program, a decrease from the $200,383,000 
     appropriated in fiscal year 2013. The program achieved a 
     significant milestone on November 17, 2011, when the Army 
     conducted a successful flight test of the advanced hypersonic 
     weapon (AHW). The Secretary of Defense is directed to follow 
     through on the stated intent of additional fiscal year 2013 
     funding provided for continued planning and completion of a 
     second, longer range AHW flight test to validate the design 
     and further confirm previously demonstrated AHW flight 
     technology. Also, considering the fiscal constraints under 
     which the Department of Defense is operating, the Secretary 
     is directed to avoid commitments that will cause funds to be 
     used for design or development efforts intended to support a 
     significant departure from HTV-2 or the Army's AHW payload 
     delivery vehicle designs.

                OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                TITLE V--REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

       The agreement provides $2,246,427,000 in Title V, Revolving 
     and Management Funds. The agreement on items addressed by 
     either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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                     DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                     NATIONAL DEFENSE SEALIFT FUND

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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             TITLE VI--OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

       The agreement provides $35,035,166,000 in Title VI, Other 
     Department of Defense Programs. The agreement on items 
     addressed by either the House or the Senate is as follows: 

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                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

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     Senate is as follows:

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         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR THE DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

       There remain concerns regarding the transfer of funds from 
     Direct (or In-house) Care to pay for contractor-provided 
     medical care. To limit such transfers and improve oversight 
     within the Defense Health Program operation and maintenance 
     account, a provision is included which caps the funds 
     available for Private Sector Care under the TRICARE program 
     subject to prior approval reprogramming procedures. The 
     provision and accompanying explanatory statement language 
     should not be interpreted by the Department as limiting the 
     amount of funds that may be transferred to the Direct Care 
     System from other budget activities within the Defense Health 
     Program. In addition, funding for the Direct Care System 
     continues to be designated as a special interest item. Any 
     transfer of funds from the Direct (or In-house) Care budget 
     activity into the Private Sector Care budget activity or any 
     other budget activity will require the Secretary of Defense 
     to follow prior approval reprogramming procedures.
       The Secretary of Defense also shall provide written 
     notification to the congressional defense committees of 
     cumulative transfers in excess of $15,000,000 out of the 
     Private Sector Care budget activity.


                               CARRYOVER

       For fiscal year 2014, the agreement recommends one percent 
     carryover authority for the operation and maintenance account 
     of the Defense Health Program. The Assistant Secretary of 
     Defense (Health Affairs) is directed to submit a detailed 
     spending plan for any fiscal year 2013 designated carryover 
     funds to the congressional defense committees not less than 
     30 days prior to executing the carryover funds.


                 PEER-REVIEWED CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $25,000,000 for a peer-reviewed 
     cancer research program to research cancers not addressed in 
     the breast, prostate, ovarian, and lung cancer research 
     programs currently executed by the Department of Defense.
       The funds provided in the peer-reviewed cancer research 
     program are directed to be used to conduct research in the 
     following areas: blood cancer, colorectal cancer, genetic 
     cancer research, kidney cancer, listeria vaccine for cancer, 
     melanoma and other skin cancers, mesothelioma, 
     myeloproliferative disorders, neuroblastoma, pancreatic 
     cancer, pediatric brain tumors, and cancers related to 
     radiation exposure.


                 PEER-REVIEWED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $200,000,000 for a peer-reviewed 
     medical research program. The Secretary of Defense, in 
     conjunction with the Service Surgeons General, is directed to 
     select medical research projects of clear scientific merit 
     and direct relevance to military health. Research areas 
     considered under this funding are restricted to the following 
     areas: acupuncture, arthritis, chronic migraine and post-
     traumatic headache, congenital heart disease, DNA vaccine 
     technology for postexposure prophylaxis, dystonia, epilepsy, 
     food allergies, Fragile X syndrome, hereditary angioedema, 
     illnesses related to radiation exposure, inflammatory bowel 
     disease, interstitial cystitis, lupus, malaria, metabolic 
     disease, neuroprosthetics, pancreatitis, polycystic kidney 
     disease, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, psychotropic 
     medications, respiratory health, rheumatoid arthritis, 
     segmental bone defects, and tinnitus. The additional funding 
     provided under the peer-reviewed medical research program 
     shall be devoted only to the purposes listed above.


                  INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

       The agreement includes a provision restricting the amount 
     of funding that may be obligated for the Interagency Program 
     Office (IPO) and the Defense Healthcare Management Systems 
     Modernization (DHMSM) program to 25 percent of the funding 
     provided until the Secretary of Defense provides the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees an expenditure plan that 
     includes elements such as a budget and cost baseline for full 
     operating capability and the total life cycle costs of the 
     program. The expenditure plan should also describe how the 
     forthcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) for DHMSM will require 
     adherence to data standardization as defined by the IPO. This 
     is critical to ensure interoperability between current and 
     future Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of 
     Defense electronic health record systems.
       It is concerning that after five years of working to 
     establish a joint framework to collaborate and develop an 
     integrated Electronic Health Record, the program was 
     restructured in February 2013, with the Departments of 
     Defense and Veterans Affairs each pursuing their own core 
     systems. The IPO also took on a more limited but still vital 
     role after the restructure and is now responsible for 
     establishing, monitoring, and approving the clinical and 
     technical data standards to ensure seamless integration of 
     health data between the two Departments and private health 
     care providers. The IPO is directed to deliver to the 
     congressional defense committees, the House and Senate 
     Subcommittees on Appropriations for Military Construction, 
     Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, and the Government 
     Accountability Office (GAO) a quarterly report that includes 
     a detailed explanation of it is working to fulfill this new 
     role.
       As the Department of Defense prepares to release an RFP for 
     the DHMSM in fiscal year 2014, it is imperative that it does 
     not lose sight of the ultimate goal of interoperability with 
     Department of Veterans Affairs health records. The Program 
     Executive Officer (PEO) of the Defense Healthcare Management 
     Systems (DHMS), in conjunction with the DHMSM Program 
     Manager, is directed to provide quarterly reports to the 
     congressional defense committees and the GAO on the cost and 
     schedule of the program, to include milestones, knowledge 
     points, and acquisition timelines, as well as quarterly 
     obligation reports. PEO DHMS is further directed to continue 
     briefing the House and Senate Defense Appropriations 
     Subcommittees on a quarterly basis, coinciding with the 
     report submission. Additionally, the GAO is directed to 
     review these quarterly reports and provide an annual report 
     to the congressional defense committees and the House and 
     Senate Subcommittees on Appropriations for Military 
     Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies on the 
     cost and schedule of the program.


                           RADIATION EXPOSURE

       Recent reports of sailors who have developed cancer and 
     other health conditions linked to radiation exposure after 
     serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during Operation Tomodachi, 
     which provided humanitarian assistance following the 
     earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan in March 2011, are 
     disconcerting. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health 
     Affairs) is directed to submit a report to the congressional 
     defense committees not later than April 15, 2014, on the 
     number of sailors serving on the USS Ronald Reagan during 
     Operation Tomodachi who were potentially exposed to increased 
     levels of radiation during the humanitarian mission. The 
     report should include a complete inventory of any adverse 
     medical conditions experienced by these sailors since 
     Operation Tomodachi, as well as a description of the actions 
     taken before, during, and after the mission to ensure the 
     safety of sailors from nuclear radiation. It should also 
     include a breakdown of the number of sailors who participated 
     in Operation Tomodachi who are still Navy servicemembers, 
     including reserve component, as well as the number of sailors 
     who have since separated.
       The Secretary of the Navy is directed to take all necessary 
     steps to ensure that any health effects resulting from this 
     humanitarian mission are fully addressed. The agreement 
     includes $200,000,000 for the peer-reviewed medical research 
     program, $100,000,000 for the joint warfighter medical 
     research program, and $25,000,000 for the peer-reviewed 
     cancer research program. A portion of these funds should be 
     utilized, if necessary, to carry out additional research on 
     the health effects of radiation exposure. Further, the 
     Secretary of the Navy is directed to report to the 
     congressional defense committees on any research efforts 
     related to radiation exposure, not later than 30 days after 
     additional funds are provided to new or existing research 
     efforts.

           CHEMICAL AGENTS AND MUNITIONS DESTRUCTION, DEFENSE

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     Senate is as follows:

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         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE

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     Senate is as follows:

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             JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT FUND

       The agreement does not recommend funding for the Joint 
     Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund in the base budget. 
     Funding requirements of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device 
     Defeat Organization are addressed in title IX, Overseas 
     Contingency Operations.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

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     Senate is as follows:

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              OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL GROWTH PLAN

       Since 2008, Congress has provided the Department of Defense 
     Inspector General (DODIG) with increased funding to support 
     increased audit, investigative, assessment, and evaluation 
     capabilities, commonly referred to as the DODIG Growth Plan. 
     The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 
     directed the DODIG to provide an updated requirements plan to 
     establish future staffing objectives based on oversight needs 
     and current budgetary realities. The agreement supports the 
     revised DODIG Growth Plan and directs the Secretary of 
     Defense to fully fund the updated DODIG Growth Plan in the 
     fiscal year 2015 budget request and the Future Years Defense 
     Plan.


COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS INSPECTOR GENERAL 
                  REGARDING SERVICE TREATMENT RECORDS

       The agreement includes a provision directing the Department 
     of Defense Inspector General, together with the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs Inspector General, to assess the time it 
     takes for service treatment records to be transmitted to the 
     Department of Veterans Affairs, the impediments to providing 
     the records in a useable electronic format, and 
     recommendations to streamline the process. The agreement 
     directs that this report should be submitted to the House and 
     Senate Appropriations Committees not later than September 8, 
     2014.

                      TITLE VII--RELATED AGENCIES

       The agreement provides $1,042,229,000 in Title VII, Related 
     Agencies. The agreement on items addressed by either the 
     House or the Senate is as follows:

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                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

       Adjustments to classified programs are addressed in a 
     separate detailed and comprehensive classified annex. The 
     Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and other 
     organizations are expected to fully comply with the 
     recommendations and directions in the classified annex 
     accompanying this Act.

   CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM FUND

       The agreement provides $514,000,000 for the Central 
     Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund.

               INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $528,229,000 for the Intelligence 
     Community Management Account.

                     TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

       The agreement incorporates general provisions from the 
     House and Senate versions of the bill which were not amended. 
     Those general provisions that were addressed in the agreement 
     are as follows:
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides general transfer authority not to exceed 
     $5,000,000,000. The House bill contained a similar provision 
     which provided general transfer authority not to exceed 
     $4,000,000,000.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which identifies tables as Explanation of Project Level 
     Adjustments. The Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding limitations and conditions on the use of funds made 
     available by this Act to initiate multi-year contracts. The 
     House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits the use of funds to demilitarize or dispose 
     of certain small firearms. The House bill contained a similar 
     provision but made it permanent.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding incentive payments authority by the Indian 
     Financing Act of 1974. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funding from various appropriations for the 
     Civil Air Patrol Corporation. The Senate bill contained a 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding funds appropriated for programs of the Central 
     Intelligence Agency. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding mitigation of environmental impacts on Indian lands 
     resulting from Department of Defense activities. The Senate 
     bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and the Senate regarding field operating agencies.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding the use of new designs or fielding of combat and 
     camouflage utility uniforms. The House bill contained no 
     similar provision.


                             (RESCISSIONS)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and the Senate recommending rescissions and provides for the 
     rescission of $1,906,089,000. The rescissions agreed to are:

2011 Appropriations:
    National Defense Sealift Fund:
        Strategic sealift acquisition................        $10,000,000
2012 Appropriations:
    Other Procurement, Army:
        Biometrics Enterprise........................         40,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        E-2D.........................................         10,000,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Cruiser modernization weapons................         33,300,000
    Other Procurement, Navy:
        CG modernization.............................        266,486,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft...................        312,000,000
        F-22.........................................         30,000,000
        C-130 AMP....................................         71,535,000
        C-130J mods--Block 7 upgrades................          6,200,000
        MQ-9 procurement.............................         30,000,000
    Missile Procurement, Air Force:
        Classified programs..........................         10,000,000
    National Defense Sealift Fund:
        Strategic sealift acquisition................         14,000,000
    Defense Health Program:
        Integrated Electronic Health Record                  144,518,000
         procurement.................................
2013 Appropriations:
    Cooperative Threat Reduction Account:
        Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.........         37,500,000
    Other Procurement, Army:
        Force Provider...............................          5,000,000
        CREW.........................................         15,426,000
        Unmanned ground vehicle......................         25,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        E-2D.........................................         35,000,000
        MH-60R.......................................         50,000,000
        F/A-18E/F advance procurement................         27,000,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Aerial targets...............................          5,000,000
    Other Procurement, Navy:
        LCS MCM mission packages (Oasis termination).          3,533,000
        Airborne mine countermeasures (Oasis                   4,446,000
         termination)................................
    Procurement, Marine Corps:
        Follow-on to SMAW............................         12,650,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        C-130J advance procurement...................         20,000,000
        C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft...................         69,524,000
        C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft spares............         50,000,000
        RQ-4 production close-out....................         63,400,000
        C-130J mods--Block 7 upgrades................         19,166,000
        KC-135 mods..................................         17,000,000
    Missile Procurement, Air Force:
        Classified programs..........................         55,000,000
    Other Procurement, Air Force:
        COMSEC equipment.............................         38,900,000
        Night vision goggles.........................          6,000,000
    Procurement, Defense-Wide:
        SOF U-28.....................................         88,776,000
        DISA--Global combat support system...........          2,703,000
        CBDP--decontamination........................            464,000
        CBDP--collective protection..................         12,100,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army:
        IEWS--MFEW...................................         12,000,000
        Aircraft mods--UH-60L digital cockpit........          8,100,000
        AMPV schedule delay..........................         26,000,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy:
        Airborne mine countermeasures................          5,000,000
        RETRACT ELM..................................         21,000,000
        Joint tactical radio system..................         11,500,000
        Ship contract design.........................         10,000,000
        Strategic sub and weapon system..............         11,000,000
        Global command and control system............            357,000
        RQ-11 unmanned aerial vehicle................            400,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air
     Force:
        Joint precision approach and landing systems.         12,104,000
        MC-12........................................         18,310,000
        C-27J airlift squadrons......................          6,491,000
        Airborne senior leader.......................          1,741,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation,
     Defense-Wide:
        Precision Tracking Space System--                     15,000,000
         discrimination..............................
    Defense Health Program:
        Integrated Electronic Health Record                  104,461,000
         procurement.................................
        Integrated Electronic Health Record research.            998,000
 

       The agreement modifies language proposed by the House and 
     the Senate, which includes a modification to Section 8057 
     regarding human rights vetting. With respect to the term 
     ``national security emergency'' in the paragraph on 
     exceptions, the Secretary of Defense shall narrowly define 
     its use when applying this exception.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides a grant to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and the Senate related to funding for the Israeli Cooperative 
     Defense programs.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding Fleet Forces Command operational and administrative 
     control of Navy forces assigned to the Pacific Fleet. The 
     House bill contained a similar provision which also placed 
     certain limitations on United States Transportation Command 
     operations and administrative control of C-130 and KC-135 
     forces assigned to the Pacific and European Air Force 
     Commands.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding specific allocation of funds under the heading 
     ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy''. The House bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which requires separate budget justification documents for 
     the costs of participation in contingency operations for the 
     military personnel, operation and maintenance, procurement, 
     and research, development, test and evaluation accounts. The 
     House bill contained a similar provision but did not include 
     the research, development, test and evaluation accounts.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funding to the United Service Organizations 
     and the Red Cross. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision but did not provide funding to the Red Cross.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which establishes a baseline for application of reprogramming 
     and transfer authorities for the Office of the Director of 
     National Intelligence. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding reprogramming guidelines for the National 
     Intelligence Program. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     requiring monthly reporting of incremental contingency 
     operations costs for Operation Enduring Freedom or any other 
     named operations. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and the Senate regarding funds appropriated for the purpose 
     of making remittances to the Defense Acquisition Workforce 
     Development Fund.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding for the Association of Community 
     Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the Office of the Director of National 
     Intelligence from employing more Senior Executive Service 
     employees than are specified in the classified annex. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.

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       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House to 
     provide grants through the Office of Economic Adjustment to 
     assist the civilian population of Guam. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding parking spaces provided by the BRAC 133 project. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which requires quarterly reports on civilian end strength. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used to separate the 
     National Intelligence Program from the Department of Defense 
     budget. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides general transfer authority of $2,000,000,000 
     for funds made available for the intelligence community. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding the Ship Modernization, Operations and Sustainment 
     Fund to be used for certain purposes. The House bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding a comprehensive evaluation of the role of a modern 
     superintendent of a military service academy. The House bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which reduces funding due to favorable foreign exchange 
     rates. The House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding the transfer of detainees from Naval Station 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the United States. The Senate bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding the transfer of detainees from Naval Station 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to foreign countries. The Senate bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funding to modify any United 
     States facility, other than the facility at Naval Station 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to house any individual detained at 
     Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate bill contained 
     a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits funding from being used to enter into 
     contracts or other agreements with any corporation in which 
     any unpaid federal tax liability has been assessed. The House 
     bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used to violate the 
     Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding the obligation and expenditure of funds for the RQ-
     4B Global Hawk aircraft. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used to violate the Child 
     Soldier Prevention Act of 2008. The Senate bill contained no 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used to violate the War 
     Powers Resolution. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding from being used in violation of 
     Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 
     24, 2011. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding from being used to enter into 
     contracts with entities listed in the EPLS/SAM as having been 
     convicted of fraud against the federal government. The Senate 
     bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     related to funding for Rosoboronexport. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which strikes paragraph (7) of Section 8159(c) of the 
     Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2002. The Senate 
     bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used for the purchase or 
     manufacture of a flag of the United States unless such flags 
     are treated as covered items under section 2533a(b) of title 
     10, U.S.C. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding from being used in contravention of 
     the amendments made to the Uniform Code of Military Justice 
     by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 
     2014 regarding offenses related to sexual assault. The Senate 
     bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides funding to be made available to local military 
     commanders or officers or employees to provide ex gratia 
     payments for damage, personal injury, or death that is 
     incident to combat operations of the Armed Forces in a 
     foreign country as subject to certain provisions. The House 
     bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     prohibiting funding from being used to conduct any 
     environmental impact analysis related to Minuteman III silos. 
     The House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and Senate regarding a reduction of funding for general and 
     flag officers and a prohibition of funding from being used to 
     increase the number of general or flag officers over current 
     levels.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits funding from being used to transition 
     elements of the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air 
     Force Base. The House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding the use of funds to cancel the avionics 
     modernization program of record for the C-130 aircraft. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds from being used to grant an 
     enlistment waiver for an offense within offense code 433 
     related to certain sex crimes. The Senate bill contained no 
     similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding force structure changes at Lajes Field, Azores, 
     Portugal. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding from being used in contravention of 
     Section 41106 of title 49, U.S.C. The Senate bill contained 
     no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding funding for flight demonstration teams at locations 
     outside the United States. The Senate bill contained no 
     similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     limiting the use of funds to carry out reductions to the 
     nuclear forces of the United States to implement the New 
     START Treaty. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House to 
     prohibit funds from being used to implement an enrollment fee 
     for the TRICARE for Life program. The Senate bill contained 
     no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     related to agreements with the Russian Federation pertaining 
     to missile defense or information regarding United States 
     ballistic missile defense systems. The Senate bill contained 
     no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used by the National 
     Security Agency to conduct an acquisition for the purpose of 
     targeting a United States person or to acquire, monitor, or 
     store the contents of any electronic communication of a 
     United States person from a provider of electronic 
     communication services to the public. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement includes a provision reducing the amount of 
     cash to be retained by the Working Capital Fund. The House 
     and Senate bills contained no similar provisions.
       The agreement includes a provision to maintain competitive 
     rates at the nation's arsenals. The House and Senate bills 
     contained no similar provisions.

               TITLE IX--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

       The agreement provides $85,190,942,000 in Title IX, 
     Overseas Contingency Operations.


                         REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to report 
     incremental contingency operations costs for Operation New 
     Dawn or any other operation designated and identified by the 
     Secretary of Defense for the purposes of Section 127a of 
     Title 10, U.S.C. on a monthly basis in the Cost of War 
     Execution report as required by the Department of Defense 
     Financial Management Regulation, Chapter 23, Volume 12. The 
     Secretary of Defense is directed to continue providing Cost 
     of War reports to the congressional defense committees that 
     include the following information by appropriation account: 
     funding appropriated, funding allocated, monthly obligations, 
     monthly disbursements, cumulative fiscal year obligations, 
     and cumulative fiscal year disbursements.
       In order to meet unanticipated requirements, the Secretary 
     of Defense may need to transfer funds within these 
     appropriations accounts for purposes other than those 
     specified in this report. The Secretary of Defense is 
     directed to follow normal prior approval reprogramming 
     procedures should it be necessary to transfer funding between 
     different appropriations accounts in this title using 
     authority provided in section 9002 of this Act.

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows: 

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                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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      DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY--COALITION SUPPORT FUND

       The agreement reduces the budget request for the Coalition 
     Support Fund by $243,000,000. This undistributed reduction is 
     taken without prejudice to the current year allocation but is 
     an effort to bring balance to the account due to carryover of 
     fiscal year 2011 unexpired funds in the same amount. When 
     combined with the fiscal year 2011 unexpired funds, funding 
     in the full amount requested should be available upon the 
     enactment of this Act.


                    AFGHANISTAN SECURITY FORCES FUND

       The agreement reduces the budget request for the 
     Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) by $365,000,000 to 
     address requested ``enablers.'' Specifically, this reduction 
     was taken due to the new position announced by the Department 
     of Defense that it no longer intends to purchase the Mi-17 
     rotary wing aircraft as part of the Interior Forces equipment 
     request. Concurrent with this decision, and following the 
     original budget request, the Department of Defense 
     reevaluated the total $2,615,000,000 request for ``enablers'' 
     and found that the request exceeded current requirements. 
     Therefore, the Department notified Congress of its intent to 
     reduce the previously requested enablers by nearly 60 
     percent, including eliminating requests for several 
     platforms.
       Additionally, the budget requests for the ASFF have been 
     greatly overstated for the past four years. Excess 
     appropriations in this account have been carried into the 
     following fiscal years for obligation. Because of the 
     previously unknown demand for the needs of the Afghanistan 
     Security Forces, Congress allowed the Department of Defense 
     to maintain this excess funding to offset unforeseen 
     expenses. This carryover, however, has become a constant, as 
     have the recurring costs associated with maintaining a 
     military and police force in Afghanistan. Therefore, an 
     additional undistributed reduction of $2,635,000,000 is taken 
     in the ASFF account to eliminate continued excess carryover.
       Rather than rescinding the funds from prior year 
     appropriations, the agreement reduces the current year 
     request as a mechanism to obtain balance within the program 
     and is done without prejudice to the current year's need.


                    AFGHANISTAN SPECIAL MISSION WING

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to provide a report to 
     the House and Senate Appropriations Committees not later than 
     180 days after the enactment of this Act that details 
     personnel, maintenance, and logistics milestones met and 
     still to be achieved so that the Afghan Special Mission Wing 
     (SMW) is able to operate and maintain its fleet of aircraft 
     as well as an analysis of alternative platforms that may be 
     able to meet SMW mission requirements over the long-term.


                    AFGHANISTAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

       The agreement reduces the budget request for the 
     Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund (AIF) by $80,000,000. 
     Amendments included during the House of Representatives floor 
     debate reduced the requested amount by nearly 80 percent. The 
     agreement takes into consideration the lack of granularity 
     provided by the Department of Defense regarding projects to 
     be completed, anticipated fuel costs or remedies for payment 
     thereof, and anticipated projects not included in the 
     original budget request. The lack of a detailed strategy was 
     further compounded by a House-passed amendment that restricts 
     the AIF to no new projects beyond those currently underway. 
     As late as 75 days into fiscal year 2014, the Department 
     issued the Committees a verbal and unofficial notification 
     that it was considering two notional hydroelectric projects. 
     No funding is provided for these projects.


       BUILDING PARTNERSHIP CAPACITY--LIGHT AIR SUPPORT AIRCRAFT

       The agreement does not include the language in Senate 
     Report 113-85 regarding the Building Partnership Capacity 
     Program and instead directs the Secretary of the Air Force to 
     report to the congressional defense committees 30 days prior 
     to entering into a contract for any future Light Air Support 
     aircraft.

                              PROCUREMENT

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows: 

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                  NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE EQUIPMENT

       The agreement provides $1,000,000,000 for National Guard 
     and Reserve Equipment. Of that amount, $315,000,000 is for 
     the Army National Guard; $315,000,000 is for the Air National 
     Guard; $175,000,000 is for the Army Reserve; $65,000,000 is 
     for the Navy Reserve; $60,000,000 is for the Marine Corps 
     Reserve; and $70,000,000 is for the Air Force Reserve to meet 
     urgent equipment needs that may arise in fiscal year 2014.
       This funding will allow the Guard and reserve components to 
     procure high priority equipment that may be used by these 
     units for both their combat missions and their missions in 
     support of State governors. The National Guard and Reserve 
     Equipment account shall be executed by the Chiefs of the 
     National Guard and reserve components with priority 
     consideration given to the following items: 13K AT Forklift; 
     ARC 210 Radios for ANG F-16s; Air National Guard Missile 
     Warning System; Arctic Sustainment Kits; Base Physical 
     Security Systems; Blue Force Tracker Next Generation; CBRN 
     Reconnaissance Equipment; Chemical and Biological Protective 
     Shelters; Coastal Riverine Force Boats and Communications 
     Upgrades; Counter Communications Systems; Digital Radar 
     Warning ALR-69A Receivers for F-16s; F-15 AESA Radars; F-16/
     F-15/A-10 Radar Warning Receivers and Defensive Systems 
     Upgrades; General Engineering Equipment; Generation 4 
     Advanced Targeting Pods; HC-130 Hostile Fire Indication 
     System; Helmet-Mounted Integrated Targeting System; High-
     Density Storage Cabinets; In-Flight Propeller Balancing 
     System; Integrated Vehicle Health Management System for UH-
     72As; Internal and External Auxiliary Fuel Tanks for Rotary 
     Wing Aircraft; Joint Threat Emitters; KC-135 and C-130 Real 
     Time Information in Cockpit (RTIC) Data Link; Large Aircraft 
     Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM); Light Utility Helicopters; 
     Lightweight Multi-Band Satellite Terminal; Mobile Ad Hoc 
     Network Emergency Communications Equipment; Modernized 
     Medical Equipment Sets for HMMWVs; Modular Small Arms 
     Training Systems; Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion; RED 
     HORSE Squadron Vehicles; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Squadron 
     Operations Centers and Targeting Unit Equipment; Simulation 
     Training Systems; Small and Light Arms; Tactical Trucks; 
     Targeting Pod Upgrades; UH-60 A-L Modernization; UH-60 
     Civilian Communications Package A & B Kits; Ultra-Light 
     Tactical Vehicles; VSS Modernization for Geographically 
     Separated Units and Unified Capabilities; and Wireless Mobile 
     Mesh Network Systems.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows: 

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                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

       The agreement provides $264,910,000 for Revolving and 
     Management Funds.

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE

       The agreement provides $376,305,000 for Drug Interdiction 
     and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense.

             JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT FUND

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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       The agreement provides funding for the Joint Improvised 
     Explosive Device Defeat Fund in title IX as such requirements 
     are considered to be war related.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement provides $10,766,000 for the Office of the 
     Inspector General.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       The agreement for title IX incorporates general provisions 
     from the House and Senate versions of the bill which were not 
     amended. Those general provisions that were addressed in the 
     agreement are as follows:
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding the supervision and administration costs and costs 
     for design during construction associated with a construction 
     project. The Senate bill contained a similar provision but 
     did not include language regarding costs for design during 
     construction.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     regarding limitations on the purchase of passenger motor 
     vehicles and heavy and light armored vehicles. The House bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding funding and guidelines for the Commander's 
     Emergency Response Program. The Senate bill contained a 
     similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     concerning notification of operations and activities of the 
     Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq. The Senate bill 
     contained a similar provision.


                             (RESCISSIONS)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     and the Senate recommending rescissions. The provision 
     provides for the rescission of $140,370,000 from the 
     following programs:

 
 
 
2009 Appropriations:
  General Provision:
    Retroactive stop loss special pay program...........     $53,100,000
2013 Appropriations:
  Other Procurement, Army:
    CI HUMINT auto reporting and collection.............       6,400,000
    Counter Intel/Security countermeasures..............      80,870,000
 

       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which makes Coalition Support Funds for Pakistan contingent 
     on a certification by the Secretary of Defense, with 
     concurrence from the Secretary of State, that certain 
     conditions are met. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits funds from being used with respect to Syria 
     in contravention of the War Powers Resolution. The House bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from the Afghanistan Infrastructure 
     Fund from being used for projects commenced after the date of 
     enactment of this Act. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.

 TITLE X--MILITARY DISABILITY RETIREMENT AND SURVIVOR BENEFIT ANNUITY 
                              RESTORATION

       The agreement amends section 1401a(b) of title 10, United 
     States Code, as added by section 403(a) of the Bipartisan 
     Budget Act of 2013.

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     DIVISION D--ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES 
             APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

       The following statement to the House of Representatives and 
     the Senate is submitted in explanation of the agreed upon Act 
     making appropriations for energy and water development for 
     the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other 
     purposes.
       The language and allocations set forth in House Report 113-
     135 and Senate Report 113-47 should be complied with unless 
     specifically addressed to the contrary in the Act and 
     explanatory statement. Report language included by the House 
     which is not contradicted by the report of the Senate or the 
     explanatory statement, and Senate report language which is 
     not contradicted by the report of the House or the 
     explanatory statement, is approved. The explanatory 
     statement, while repeating some report language for emphasis, 
     does not intend to negate the language referred to above 
     unless expressly provided herein. In cases where both the 
     House report and Senate report address a particular issue not 
     specifically addressed in the Act or explanatory statement, 
     the House report and Senate report are not inconsistent and 
     are to be interpreted accordingly. In cases in which the 
     House or Senate have directed the submission of a report, 
     such report is to be submitted to both the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate. The agreement does not include direction to the 
     National Nuclear Security Administration to submit a separate 
     efficiencies report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate for fiscal years 
     2014 and 2015.
       Funds for the individual programs and activities within the 
     accounts in this Act are displayed in the detailed table at 
     the end of the explanatory statement for this Act. Funding 
     levels that are not displayed in the detailed table are 
     identified in this explanatory statement.
       In fiscal year 2014, for purposes of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-
     177), the following information provides the definition of 
     the term ``program, project, or activity'' for departments 
     and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Energy and Water 
     Development Appropriations Act. The term ``program, project, 
     or activity'' shall include the most specific level of budget 
     items identified in the Energy and Water Development 
     Appropriations Act, 2014 and the explanatory statement 
     accompanying the Act.

       TITLE I--CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

       The summary tables included in this title set forth the 
     dispositions with respect to the individual appropriations, 
     projects, and activities of the Corps of Engineers. 
     Additional items of the Act are discussed below.
       Concerns persist that the effort to update the Water 
     Resources Principles and Guidelines is not proceeding 
     consistent with the language or intent of section 2031 of the 
     Water Resources Development Act of 2007. No funds provided to 
     the Corps of Engineers shall be used to develop or implement 
     rules or guidance to support implementation of the final 
     Principles and Requirements for Federal Investments in Water 
     Resources released in March 2013. The Corps shall continue to 
     use the document dated March 10, 1983, and entitled 
     ``Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for 
     Water and Related Land Resources Implementation Studies'' 
     during the fiscal year period covered by the Energy and Water 
     Development Appropriations Act for 2014. If Interagency 
     Guidelines for implementing the March 2013 Principles and 
     Requirements are finalized, the Corps shall be ready to 
     report to the appropriate committees of Congress not later 
     than 120 days after finalization on the impacts of the 
     revised Principles and Requirements and Interagency 
     Guidelines. The Corps shall be prepared to explain the intent 
     of each revision, how each revision is or is not consistent 
     with section 2031 of the Water Resources Development Act of 
     2007, and the probable impact of each revision on water 
     resources projects carried out by the Secretary including 
     specific examples of application to at least one project from 
     each main mission area of the Corps.


                             INVESTIGATIONS

       The agreement includes $125,000,000 for Investigations. The 
     agreement includes legislative language regarding parameters 
     for new study starts.
       The allocation for projects and activities within the 
     Investigations account is shown in the following table:

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       Updated Capability.--The agreement adjusts some project-
     specific allocations downward from the budget request based 
     on updated information regarding the amount of work that 
     could be accomplished in fiscal year 2014.
       Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, Iowa, Kansas, 
     Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South 
     Dakota.--The agreement includes neither support for nor a 
     prohibition on funding for the study of the Missouri River 
     Projects authorized in section 108 of the Energy and Water 
     Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009 
     (division C of Public Law 111-8).
       Additional Funding.--The fiscal year 2014 budget request 
     does not reflect the extent of need for project studies 
     funding. The Corps has numerous continuing studies that will 
     be suspended or slowed unnecessarily under the limits of the 
     budget request. These studies could lead to projects with 
     significant economic benefits, particularly by increasing 
     national competitiveness through marine transportation 
     improvements and by avoiding damages caused by flooding and 
     coastal storms. The agreement includes additional funds for 
     work that either was not included in the administration's 
     request or was inadequately budgeted. The direction that 
     follows shall be the only direction used for additional 
     funding provided in this account.
       A study shall be eligible for this funding if: (1) it has 
     received funding, other than through a reprogramming, in at 
     least one of the previous three fiscal years; (2) it was 
     previously funded and could reach a significant milestone or 
     produce significant outputs in fiscal year 2014; or (3) it is 
     selected as one of the new starts allowed in accordance with 
     this Act and the additional direction provided below. None of 
     these funds may be used for any item where funding was 
     specifically denied. None of these funds may be used to alter 
     any existing cost-share requirements. While this additional 
     funding is shown in the feasibility column, the Corps should 
     use these funds in recon, feasibility, and PED, as 
     applicable. Funding associated with each category may be 
     allocated to any eligible study within that category; funding 
     associated with each subcategory may be allocated only to 
     eligible studies within that subcategory. The list of 
     subcategories is not meant to be exhaustive.
       The Corps is directed to develop a rating system or systems 
     for use in evaluating studies for allocation of the 
     additional funding provided in this account. These evaluation 
     systems may be, but are not required to be, individualized 
     for each category or subcategory. Each study eligible for 
     funding shall be evaluated under the applicable ratings 
     system. A study may not be excluded from evaluation for being 
     ``inconsistent with administration policy.'' The Corps 
     retains complete control over the methodology of these 
     ratings systems, but shall consider giving priority to 
     completing or accelerating ongoing studies or to initiating 
     new studies which will enhance the nation's economic 
     development, job growth, and international competitiveness; 
     are for projects located in areas that have suffered recent 
     natural disasters; or are for projects to address legal 
     requirements. The executive branch retains complete 
     discretion over project-specific allocation decisions within 
     the additional funds provided.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Corps shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a work plan 
     including the following information: (1) a detailed 
     description of the ratings system(s) developed and used to 
     evaluate studies, including the weighting given to each 
     factor or criterion if multiple factors or criteria are used; 
     (2) delineation of how these funds are to be allocated; (3) a 
     summary of the work to be accomplished with each allocation, 
     including phase of work; and (4) a list of all studies that 
     were considered eligible for funding but did not receive 
     funding, including an explanation of whether each study could 
     have used funds in fiscal year 2014, whether the study was 
     rated as highly or more highly than other studies that did 
     receive funding, and the specific reasons each study was 
     considered as being less competitive for an allocation of 
     funds. For any study excluded from funding for being 
     ``inconsistent with administration policy,'' the work plan 
     shall include a detailed explanation of why each such study 
     is inconsistent with administration policy. No funds shall be 
     obligated for any study under this program that has not been 
     justified in such a work plan.
       New Starts.--The agreement includes up to nine new study 
     starts to be balanced across the three main mission areas of 
     the Corps (navigation, flood and storm damage reduction, and 
     environmental restoration). Each new start shall be funded 
     from the appropriate additional funding line item. 
     Consideration of the nine shall not be limited to only those 
     proposed in the administration's budget request. In addition 
     to the priority factors used to allocate all additional 
     funding provided, the Corps should give careful consideration 
     to the out-year budget impacts of the studies chosen as new 
     starts, as well as whether there appears to be an 
     identifiable local sponsor that will be ready and able to 
     provide the necessary cost shares in a timely manner for the 
     feasibility and preconstruction engineering and design phases 
     of the study phase. Any follow-on feasibility studies should 
     be conducted utilizing the Corps' 3 3 3 approach, as 
     appropriate, and completed as expeditiously as possible.
       As all of these studies are to be chosen by the Corps, it 
     should be understood that all are considered of equal 
     importance. The expectation is that future budget submissions 
     will include funding appropriate to meet the goals of the 3 3 
     3 approach for the feasibility study, as well as seamlessly 
     fund the reconnaissance, feasibility, and preconstruction 
     engineering and design phases. The Corps may not change or 
     substitute the new study starts selected once the work plan 
     has been provided to the Committees.
       Water Resources Priority Study.--No funds shall be used for 
     this new activity or the proposed new National Flood Risk 
     Assessment Study.


                              CONSTRUCTION

       The agreement includes $1,656,000,000 for Construction. The 
     agreement includes legislative language regarding funding for 
     Olmsted Lock and Dam, Ohio River, Illinois and Kentucky. The 
     agreement includes legislative language regarding parameters 
     for new construction starts.
       The Inland Waterways System is a vital component of the 
     nation's freight transportation network. Much of the system 
     is in dire need of modernization due to physical 
     infrastructure long past its design life. The funding 
     situation, however, is insufficient and a permanent, 
     comprehensive solution is necessary to undertake a major 
     recapitalization effort. Unfortunately, seven budget cycles 
     have passed with no solutions enacted. Therefore, the 
     agreement includes legislative language and funding intended 
     to provide temporary assistance to help avoid catastrophic 
     infrastructure failures. The administration, authorizing 
     committees, and industry are encouraged to enact a 
     permanent, comprehensive solution.
       The allocation for projects and activities within the 
     Construction account is shown in the following table:

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       Updated Capability.--The agreement adjusts some project-
     specific allocations downward from the budget request based 
     on updated information regarding the amount of work that 
     could be accomplished in fiscal year 2014.
       Savannah Harbor Expansion, Georgia.--The budget request for 
     this item that was proposed in the Investigations account has 
     been moved to this account where it has been funded since 
     fiscal year 2009. In light of this funding history, the Corps 
     is directed to consider the project an ongoing construction 
     project for purposes of developing future budget requests.
       Additional Funding.--The Corps has ongoing, authorized 
     construction projects that would cost tens of billions of 
     dollars to complete, yet the administration continues to 
     request a mere fraction of the funding necessary to complete 
     those projects. The agreement includes additional funds for 
     projects and activities to enhance the nation's economic 
     growth and international competitiveness. The intent of these 
     funds is for work that either was not included in the 
     administration's request or was inadequately budgeted. The 
     direction that follows shall be the only direction used for 
     additional funding provided in this account.
       A project shall be eligible for this funding if: (1) it has 
     received funding, other than through a reprogramming, in at 
     least one of the previous three fiscal years; (2) it was 
     previously funded and could reach a significant milestone or 
     produce significant outputs in fiscal year 2014; or (3) it is 
     selected as one of the new starts allowed in accordance with 
     this Act and the additional direction provided below. None of 
     these funds may be used for any item where funding was 
     specifically denied, for projects in the Continuing 
     Authorities Program, or to alter any existing cost-share 
     requirements. Funding associated with each category may be 
     allocated to any eligible project within that category; 
     funding associated with each subcategory may be allocated 
     only to eligible projects within that subcategory. The list 
     of subcategories is not meant to be exhaustive.
       The Corps is directed to develop a rating system or systems 
     for use in evaluating projects for allocation of the 
     additional funding provided in this account. These evaluation 
     systems may be, but are not required to be, individualized 
     for each category or subcategory. Each project eligible for 
     funding shall be evaluated under the applicable ratings 
     system. A project may not be excluded from evaluation for 
     being ``inconsistent with administration policy.'' The Corps 
     retains complete control over the methodology of these 
     ratings systems, but shall consider giving priority to the 
     following: the benefits of the funded work to the national 
     economy; extent to which the work will enhance national, 
     regional, or local economic development; number of jobs 
     created directly by the funded activity; ability to obligate 
     the funds allocated within the fiscal year, including 
     consideration of the ability of the non-federal sponsor to 
     provide any required cost-share; ability to complete the 
     project, separable element, or project phase with the funds 
     allocated; for flood and storm damage reduction projects 
     (including authorized nonstructural measures and periodic 
     beach renourishments), population, economic activity, or 
     public infrastructure at risk, as appropriate; for flood and 
     storm damage reduction projects (including authorized 
     nonstructural measures and periodic beach renourishments), 
     the severity of risk of flooding or the frequency with which 
     an area has experienced flooding; for navigation projects, 
     the number of jobs or level of economic activity to be 
     supported by completion of the project, separable element, or 
     project phase; for Inland Waterways Trust Fund projects, the 
     economic impact on the local, regional, and national economy 
     if the project is not funded, as well as discrete elements of 
     work that can be completed within the funding provided in 
     this line item; and for environmental infrastructure, 
     projects with the greater economic impact, projects in rural 
     communities, and projects in counties or parishes with high 
     poverty rates.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Corps shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a work plan 
     including the following information: (1) a detailed 
     description of the ratings system(s) developed and used to 
     evaluate projects within this account, including the 
     weighting given to each factor or criterion if multiple 
     factors or criteria are used; (2) delineation of how these 
     funds are to be allocated; (3) a summary of the work to be 
     accomplished with each allocation; and (4) a list of all 
     projects that were considered eligible for funding but did 
     not receive funding, including an explanation of whether each 
     project could have used funds in fiscal year 2014, whether 
     the project was rated as highly or more highly than other 
     projects that did receive funding, and the specific reasons 
     each project was considered as being less competitive for an 
     allocation of funds. For any project excluded from funding 
     for being ``inconsistent with administration policy,'' the 
     work plan shall include a detailed explanation of why each 
     such project is inconsistent with administration policy. No 
     funds shall be obligated for any project under this program 
     that has not been justified in such a work plan.
       New Starts.--The agreement includes up to four new project 
     starts, including one each from the navigation, flood and 
     storm damage reduction, and environmental restoration mission 
     areas (a second navigation or flood and storm damage 
     reduction new project start also may be selected). Each new 
     start shall be funded from the appropriate additional funding 
     line item. Consideration of the four shall not be limited to 
     only those new starts proposed in the administration's budget 
     request. When considering new starts, only those that can 
     execute a project cost sharing agreement not later than 
     August 29, 2014, shall be chosen.
       In addition to the priority factors used to allocate all 
     additional funding provided, factors that should be 
     considered for all new starts include: the cost sharing 
     sponsor's ability and willingness to promptly provide the 
     cash contribution (if any) as well as required lands, 
     easements, rights-of-way, relocations, and disposal areas; 
     the technical and financial ability of the non-federal 
     sponsor to implement the project without assistance from the 
     Corps, including other sources of funding available for the 
     project purpose; whether the project provides benefits from 
     more than one benefit category; and the out-year budget 
     impacts of the selected new starts. To ensure that the new 
     starts selected are affordable and will not unduly delay 
     completion of any ongoing projects, the Secretary is required 
     to submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a realistic out-year budget 
     scenario prior to issuing a work allowance for a new start. 
     It is understood that specific budget decisions are made on 
     an annual basis and that this scenario is neither a request 
     for nor a guarantee of future funding for any project. 
     Nonetheless, this scenario shall include an estimate of 
     annual funding for each new start utilizing a realistic 
     funding scenario through completion of the project, as well 
     as the specific impacts of that estimated funding on the 
     ability of the Corps to make continued progress on each 
     previously funded construction project (including impacts to 
     the optimum timeline and funding requirements of the ongoing 
     projects) and on the ability to consider initiating new 
     projects in the future. The scenario shall assume a 
     Construction account funding level at the average of the past 
     three enacted fiscal years (excluding disaster relief, 
     emergency, and supplemental funding).
       As all of these new starts are to be chosen by the Corps, 
     it should be understood that all are considered of equal 
     importance and the expectation is that future budget 
     submissions will include appropriate funding for all new 
     starts selected. The Corps may not change or substitute the 
     new project starts selected once the work plan has been 
     provided to the Committees. Any project for which the new 
     start requirements are not met by the end of fiscal year 
     2014, or by the earlier date as specified, shall be treated 
     as if the project had not been selected as a new start; such 
     a project shall be required to compete again for new start 
     funding in future years.
       Continuing Authorities Program.--The various sections of 
     the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) provide a useful 
     tool for the Corps to undertake small projects without the 
     lengthy study and authorization process typical of most 
     larger Corps projects. The agreement includes a total of 
     $53,000,000 spread over eight CAP sections, rather than 
     $29,000,000 spread over five CAP sections as proposed in the 
     budget request. These funds should be expended for the 
     purposes for which they were appropriated and should be 
     executed as quickly as possible.
       Continuing Authorities Program Direction.--Management of 
     the Continuing Authorities Program should continue consistent 
     with direction provided in fiscal year 2012. The direction is 
     restated here for convenience.
       For each CAP section, available funds shall be allocated 
     utilizing this sequence of steps until the funds are 
     exhausted:
       --capability-level funds for ongoing projects that have 
     executed cost-sharing agreements for the applicable phase;
       --capability-level funds for projects that are ready for 
     execution of new cost-sharing agreements for the applicable 
     phase and for which Corps headquarters authorizes execution 
     of the agreements;
       --funds, as permitted by Corps policies, for other projects 
     previously funded for the applicable phase but not ready for 
     execution of new cost-sharing agreements; and
       --funds, as permitted by Corps policies, for projects not 
     previously funded for the applicable phase.
       Funds shall be allocated by headquarters to the appropriate 
     Field Operating Agency (FOA) for projects requested by that 
     FOA. If the FOA finds that the study/project for which funds 
     were requested cannot go forward, the funds are to be 
     returned to Corps headquarters to be reallocated based on the 
     nationwide priority listing. In no case should the FOA retain 
     these funds for use on a different project than the one for 
     which the funds were requested without the explicit approval 
     of the Corps' headquarters.
       Within the step at which available funds are exhausted for 
     each CAP section, funds shall be allocated to the projects in 
     that section that rank high according to the following 
     factors: high overall performance based on outputs; high 
     percent fiscally complete; and high unobligated carry-in. 
     Section 14 funds shall be allocated to the projects that 
     address the most significant risks and adverse consequences, 
     irrespective of phase or previous funding history.
       The Corps shall continue the ongoing process for suspending 
     and terminating inactive projects. Suspended projects shall 
     not be reactivated or funded unless the sponsor reaffirms in 
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     project responsibilities.
       In order to provide a mix of studies, design, and 
     construction within each CAP section, the Corps is directed 
     to divide the funding generally 80/20 between the Design and 
     Implementation and the Feasibility phases within each 
     authority. The Chief of Engineers shall provide a report to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate not later than 30 days after 
     enactment of this Act detailing how funds will be distributed 
     to the individual items in the various CAP sections for the 
     fiscal year. The Chief shall also provide an annual report at 
     the end of each fiscal year detailing the progress made on 
     the backlog of projects. The report should include the 
     completions and terminations as well as progress of ongoing 
     work.
       The Corps may initiate new continuing authorities projects 
     in all sections as funding allows. New projects may be 
     initiated after an assessment is made that such projects can 
     be funded over time based on historical averages of the 
     appropriation for that section and after prior approval by 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate.
       Wood River Levee, Illinois.--Serious concerns have been 
     expressed about the impacts of Melvin Price Locks and Dam on 
     seepage issues at the Wood River levee. The Corps is 
     encouraged to address these seepage problems and implement 
     solutions as soon as practicable.


                   MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES

       The agreement includes $307,000,000 for Mississippi River 
     and Tributaries.
       The allocation for projects and activities within the 
     Mississippi River and Tributaries account is shown in the 
     following table:

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       Additional Funding for Ongoing Work.--The fiscal year 2014 
     budget request reflects neither the need nor the importance 
     of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. Therefore, 
     the agreement includes additional funds to continue ongoing 
     studies, projects, and maintenance activities. These funds 
     should be used for flood control, navigation, water supply, 
     ground water protection, waterfowl management, bank 
     stabilization, erosion and sedimentation control, and 
     environmental restoration work. The intent of these funds is 
     for ongoing work primarily along the Mississippi River 
     tributaries that either was not included in the 
     administration's request or was inadequately budgeted. The 
     direction that follows shall be the only direction used for 
     additional funding provided in this account.
       A project shall be eligible for this funding if: (1) it has 
     received funding, other than through a reprogramming, in at 
     least one of the previous three fiscal years; or (2) it was 
     previously funded and could reach a significant milestone or 
     produce significant outputs in fiscal year 2014. None of 
     these funds may be used to start new studies, projects, or 
     activities or for any item where funding was specifically 
     denied. While this additional funding is shown under 
     remaining items, the Corps should utilize these funds in any 
     applicable phase of work.
       The Corps is directed to develop a rating system or systems 
     for use in evaluating studies and projects for allocation of 
     the additional funding provided in this account. These 
     evaluation systems may be, but are not required to be, 
     individualized for each category or subcategory. Each study 
     and project eligible for funding shall be evaluated under the 
     applicable ratings system. A study or project may not be 
     excluded from evaluation for being ``inconsistent with 
     administration policy.'' The Corps retains complete control 
     over the methodology of these ratings systems, but shall 
     consider giving priority to completing or accelerating 
     ongoing work that will enhance the nation's economic 
     development, job growth, and international competitiveness, 
     or are for studies or projects located in areas that have 
     suffered recent natural disasters. The executive branch 
     retains complete discretion over project-specific allocation 
     decisions within the additional funds provided.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Corps shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a work plan 
     including the following information: (1) a detailed 
     description of the ratings system(s) developed and used to 
     evaluate studies and projects, including the weighting given 
     to each factor or criterion if multiple factors or criteria 
     are used; (2) delineation of how these funds are to be 
     allocated; (3) a summary of the work to be accomplished with 
     each allocation, including phase of work; and (4) a list of 
     all studies and projects that were considered eligible for 
     funding but did not receive funding, including an explanation 
     of whether each study or project could have used funds in 
     fiscal year 2014, whether the study or project was rated as 
     highly or more highly than other studies or projects that did 
     receive funding, and the specific reasons each study or 
     project was considered as being less competitive for an 
     allocation of funds. For any study or project excluded from 
     funding for being ``inconsistent with administration 
     policy,'' the work plan shall include a detailed explanation 
     of why each such study or project is inconsistent with 
     administration policy. No funds shall be obligated for any 
     study or project under this program that has not been 
     justified in such a work plan.


                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

       The agreement includes $2,861,000,000 for Operation and 
     Maintenance.
       The Secretary of the Army is encouraged to expedite the 
     completion and implementation of Memoranda of Agreement that 
     are pending with the Corps of Engineers and the Assistant 
     Secretary of the Army for cost sharing of harbor operation 
     and maintenance.
       Many communities face serious drought conditions which 
     damage agricultural production, habitat protection, and 
     recreational opportunities. Where evidence supports the 
     ability to increase water storage in these areas during 
     winter months without significantly increasing flood risk, 
     the Corps is encouraged to work with such communities to 
     arrive at a modern flood control curve that reflects an 
     updated balance between these priorities.
       The allocation for projects and activities within the 
     Operation and Maintenance account is shown in the following 
     table:

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       Additional Funding for Ongoing Work.--The fiscal year 2014 
     budget request does not fund operation, maintenance, and 
     rehabilitation of our nation's aging infrastructure 
     sufficiently to ensure continued competitiveness in a global 
     marketplace. Federal navigation channels maintained at only a 
     fraction of authorized dimensions, and navigation locks and 
     hydropower facilities well beyond their design life results 
     in economic inefficiencies and risks infrastructure failure, 
     which can cause substantial economic losses. Investing in 
     operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure 
     today will save taxpayers money in the future.
       The agreement includes additional funds to continue ongoing 
     projects and activities. The intent of these funds is for 
     ongoing work that either was not included in the 
     administration's request or was inadequately budgeted. The 
     direction that follows shall be the only direction used for 
     additional funding provided in this account.
       None of these funds may be used for any item where funding 
     was specifically denied, to initiate new projects or 
     programs, or to alter any existing cost-share requirements. 
     Funding associated with each category may be allocated to any 
     eligible project within that category; funding associated 
     with each subcategory may be allocated only to eligible 
     projects within that subcategory. The list of subcategories 
     is not meant to be exhaustive.
       The Corps is directed to develop a rating system or systems 
     for use in evaluating projects for allocation of the 
     additional funding provided in this account. These evaluation 
     systems may be, but are not required to be, individualized 
     for each category or subcategory. Each project eligible for 
     funding shall be evaluated under the applicable ratings 
     system. A project may not be excluded from evaluation for 
     being ``inconsistent with administration policy.'' The Corps 
     retains complete control over the methodology of these 
     ratings systems, but shall consider giving priority to the 
     following: ability to complete ongoing work maintaining 
     authorized depths and widths of harbors and shipping 
     channels, including where contaminated sediments are present; 
     ability to address critical maintenance backlog; presence of 
     the U.S. Coast Guard; extent to which the work will enhance 
     national, regional, or local economic development, including 
     domestic manufacturing capacity; extent to which the work 
     will promote job growth or international competitiveness; for 
     harbor maintenance activities, total tonnage handled, total 
     exports, total imports, dollar value of cargo handled, energy 
     infrastructure and national security needs served, lack of 
     alternative means of freight movement, and savings over 
     alternative means of freight movement; number of jobs created 
     directly by the funded activity; ability to obligate the 
     funds allocated within the fiscal year; ability to complete 
     the project, separable element, or project phase within the 
     funds allocated; and the risk of imminent failure or closure 
     of the facility. The executive branch retains complete 
     discretion over project-specific allocation decisions within 
     the additional funds provided.
       Concerns persist that the administration's criteria for 
     navigation maintenance do not allow small, remote, or 
     subsistence harbors and waterways to properly compete for 
     scarce navigation maintenance funds. The Corps is urged to 
     revise the criteria used for determining which navigation 
     projects are funded in order to develop a reasonable and 
     equitable allocation under this account. The criteria should 
     include the economic impact that these projects provide to 
     local and regional economies, in particular those with 
     national defense or public health and safety importance.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Corps shall provide to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a work plan 
     including the following information: (1) a detailed 
     description of the ratings system(s) developed and used to 
     evaluate projects, including the weighting given to each 
     factor or criterion if multiple factors or criteria are used; 
     (2) delineation of how these funds are to be allocated; (3) a 
     summary of the work to be accomplished with each allocation; 
     and (4) a list of all projects that were considered eligible 
     for funding but did not receive funding, including an 
     explanation of whether each project could have used funds in 
     fiscal year 2014, whether the project was rated as highly or 
     more highly than other projects that did receive funding, and 
     the specific reasons each project was considered as being 
     less competitive for an allocation of funds. For any project 
     excluded from funding for being ``inconsistent with 
     administration policy,'' the work plan shall include a 
     detailed explanation of why each such project is inconsistent 
     with administration policy. No funds shall be obligated for 
     any project under this program that has not been justified in 
     such a work plan.
       Reducing Civil Works Vulnerability.--No funding shall be 
     used for this new activity.


                           REGULATORY PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $200,000,000 for the Regulatory 
     Program.
       The Corps is directed to report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act the ways 
     in which compensatory mitigation for critical infrastructure 
     projects is calculated in the various field operating 
     agencies of the Corps. The report should also include 
     recommendations for computing compensatory mitigation more 
     equitably across the Corps, alternative mitigation 
     strategies, and opportunities to make compensatory mitigation 
     less costly and more cost-effective.
       In 1977, Congress made a deliberate policy choice to exempt 
     ordinary farming, silviculture, ranching, and mining related 
     activities from the requirements to obtain Clean Water Act 
     permits when undertaken as normal activities to prepare and 
     maintain land, roads, ponds, or ditches. A ``recapture 
     provision'' also was included to provide reasonable limits on 
     the scope of these statutory exemptions, but not to nullify 
     the exemptions. Concerns have been raised that in recent 
     years the Corps has changed its implementation of these 
     provisions to significantly reduce the application of the 
     statutory exemptions. The Corps is directed to ensure that 
     the original balance intended by statute is implemented by 
     all field offices.


            FORMERLY UTILIZED SITES REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $103,499,000 for the Formerly 
     Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program.


                 FLOOD CONTROL AND COASTAL EMERGENCIES

       The agreement includes $28,000,000 for Flood Control and 
     Coastal Emergencies.


                                EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $182,000,000 for Expenses.
       Multiple Division Offices recently initiated efforts to 
     restructure or consolidate civil works functions within 
     certain District Offices, including Little Rock, Chicago, 
     Buffalo, and Detroit. These efforts were described as needed 
     to address declining budgets. Recent budget requests, 
     however, have made no mention of the administration's intent 
     to pursue such activities. The Corps is expected to notify 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate prior to initiating any such 
     restructuring or consolidation activities. Information 
     provided should include details on the functions to be 
     affected, estimated cost savings, relevant timelines, impact 
     on jobs, and plans to ensure proposed activities do not 
     diminish critical functions.


     OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR CIVIL WORKS

       The agreement includes $5,000,000 for the Office of the 
     Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.


                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

       The agreement includes a provision relating to the 
     replacement and hire of passenger motor vehicles.


             GENERAL PROVISIONS--CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes a provision relating to 
     reprogramming.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds to carry out any contract that commits funds beyond the 
     amounts appropriated for that program, project, or activity.
       The agreement includes a provision concerning continuing 
     contracts and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund.
       The agreement makes permanent a provision requiring the 
     submission of any Chief's report to the appropriate 
     committees of the Congress.
       The agreement includes a provision providing the Corps of 
     Engineers authorization for emergency measures to exclude 
     Asian carp from the Great Lakes.
       The agreement includes a provision concerning funding 
     transfers related to fish hatcheries.
       The agreement includes a provision deauthorizing a portion 
     of the Ipswich River in Massachusetts.
       The agreement includes a provision deauthorizing a portion 
     of the Chicago Harbor in Illinois.
       The agreement includes a provision deauthorizing a portion 
     of Warwick Cove in Rhode Island.
       The agreement includes a provision increasing the 
     authorized cost of the Miami Harbor, Florida, project.
       The agreement includes a provision increasing the 
     authorized cost of the Little Calumet, Indiana, project.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding the limitation 
     concerning total project costs in section 902 of the Water 
     Resources Development Act of 1986.
       The agreement includes a provision concerning the Cape 
     Arundel disposal site in Maine.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to section 
     5018(a)(1) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 
     regarding Missouri River Recovery.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting funds from 
     being used to develop or implement changes to certain 
     definitions for the purposes of the Clean Water Act.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding any flood 
     control project affected by a navigation project.

                  TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                          Central Utah Project


                CENTRAL UTAH PROJECT COMPLETION ACCOUNT

       The agreement includes a total of $8,725,000 for the 
     Central Utah Project Completion Account, which includes 
     $6,425,000 for Central Utah Project construction, $1,000,000 
     for transfer to the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and 
     Conservation Account for use by the Utah Reclamation 
     Mitigation and Conservation Commission, and $1,300,000 for 
     necessary expenses of the Secretary of the Interior.

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                         Bureau of Reclamation


                      Water and Related Resources

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes $954,085,000 for Water and Related 
     Resources.
       The agreement for Water and Related Resources is shown in 
     the following table:

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       Central Valley Project, Friant Division, San Joaquin River 
     Restoration.--The agreement does not include a separate 
     account for this item. Funding is included in the Water and 
     Related Resources account as a separate line item under the 
     Friant Division of the Central Valley Project.
       Rural Water.--Voluntary funding in excess of legally 
     required cost shares for rural water projects is acceptable, 
     but shall not be used by Reclamation as a criteria for 
     budgeting in future years.
       Additional Funding for Water and Related Resources Work.--
     The agreement includes additional funds above the budget 
     request for Water and Related Resources studies, projects, 
     and activities. Priority in allocating these funds should be 
     given to advance and complete ongoing work; improve water 
     supply reliability; improve water deliveries; enhance 
     national, regional, or local economic development; promote 
     job growth; advance tribal and nontribal water settlement 
     studies and activities; or address critical backlog 
     maintenance and rehabilitation activities. For rural water 
     projects, Reclamation shall not use the ability of a non-
     Federal sponsor to contribute funds in excess of the 
     authorized non-Federal cost-share as a criterion for 
     prioritizing these funds. Not later than 30 days after 
     enactment of this Act, Reclamation shall provide to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate a report delineating how these funds are to be 
     distributed, in which phase the work is to be accomplished, 
     and an explanation of the criteria and rankings used to 
     justify each allocation.
       Indian Water Rights Settlements.--The agreement includes 
     funds for these activities in the Water and Related Resources 
     account, instead of in a separate account as proposed in the 
     budget request. To maintain the visibility of these projects, 
     the agreement includes the five projects under the Regional 
     Programs heading with a subheading called Indian Water Rights 
     Settlements.


                CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT RESTORATION FUND

       The agreement provides $53,288,000 for the Central Valley 
     Project Restoration Fund.


                    CALIFORNIA BAY-DELTA RESTORATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $37,000,000 for the California Bay-
     Delta Restoration Program.


                       POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION

       The agreement provides $60,000,000 for Policy and 
     Administration.


                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

       The agreement includes a provision limiting the Bureau of 
     Reclamation to purchase not more than five passenger vehicles 
     for replacement only.

             GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

       The agreement includes a provision outlining the 
     circumstances under which the Bureau of Reclamation may 
     reprogram funds.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding the San Luis 
     Unit and Kesterson Reservoir in California.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding pipeline 
     reliability standards. Reclamation is reminded again that the 
     joint explanatory statement accompanying the fiscal year 2012 
     Act was very specific that Reclamation should not use 
     Technical Memorandum 8140-CC-2004-1 (``Corrosion 
     Considerations for Buried Metallic Water Pipe'') as the sole 
     basis to deny funding or approval of a project or to 
     disqualify any material from use in highly corrosive soils. 
     Yet another claim that Reclamation has always been in 
     compliance with this directive and no changes are necessary 
     is not a satisfactory response. Therefore, the agreement 
     includes legislative language reiterating this directive. 
     Reclamation shall be prepared to submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act a detailed 
     plan for complying with the fiscal year 2012 joint 
     explanatory statement and this agreement.
       Concerns persist regarding the appearance of bias in the 
     efforts to comply with the fiscal year 2012 joint explanatory 
     statement requirement regarding the assembly and analysis of 
     data on pipeline reliability. Therefore, Reclamation is 
     directed to ensure that these efforts are conducted by an 
     appropriate independent third-party. Concerns also have been 
     raised that Reclamation may be requiring different 
     reliability standards for different pipe materials. 
     Reclamation is directed to report to the Committees not later 
     than 30 days after enactment of this Act as to the 
     reliability standards that are being utilized for the 
     analysis required by the fiscal year 2012 joint explanatory 
     statement. Prior to completion, the study required and its 
     underlying analysis shall be subject to an independent peer 
     review to ensure that the uniform reliability standard, in 
     addition to the analysis of economics, cost-effectiveness, 
     and life-cycle costs, is accurate and consistent across all 
     referenced materials.
       If the analysis on pipeline reliability suggests that 
     changes to Technical Memorandum 8140-CC-2004-1 (``Corrosion 
     Considerations for Buried Metallic Water Pipe'') are 
     appropriate, Reclamation is directed to update the 
     memorandum. Legislative language is included ensuring that 
     such updates will be subject to peer review and public 
     review. To avoid even the appearance of bias in this process, 
     Reclamation shall commission an independent entity to manage 
     the peer review process (including the selection of peer 
     reviewers) in accordance with the Office of Management and 
     Budget document ``Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer 
     Review.''
       The agreement includes a provision regarding non-Federal 
     groundwater banking programs.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding water 
     transfers.
       The agreement includes a provision extending authorization 
     of the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act.
       The agreement includes a provision extending authorization 
     of the Calfed Bay-Delta Authorization Act.
       The agreement includes a provision allowing Joint Powers 
     Authorities to participate in water storage studies.
       The agreement includes a provision concerning the Fort 
     Peck/Dry Prairie, Montana, project.

                    TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

       The agreement provides $27,281,046,000 for the Department 
     of Energy to fund programs in its five primary mission areas: 
     science, energy, environment, nuclear non-proliferation, and 
     national security.
       Educational Activities.--The Department is prohibited from 
     funding fellowship and scholarship programs in fiscal year 
     2014 unless they were included in the budget justification or 
     funded within this agreement. Not later than 90 days after 
     enactment of this Act, the Department shall provide a 
     comprehensive list of its educational activities funded with 
     fiscal year 2013 appropriations, including all fellowships, 
     scholarships, workforce training programs, and primary and 
     secondary school activities, and to report on the funding 
     level, purpose, out-year mortgages, and Department account 
     and program within which the activity resides. This report 
     shall be submitted in future fiscal years unless contradicted 
     by the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate.

                       Reprogramming Requirements

       The agreement carries the Department's reprogramming 
     authority in statute to ensure that the Department carries 
     out its programs consistent with congressional direction. 
     Unless addressed below, the Department shall continue to 
     follow direction under this heading in the fiscal year 2012 
     joint explanatory statement. The agreement modifies the 
     fiscal year 2012 direction by combining notification 
     provisions carried in previous fiscal years in order to 
     encourage the Department to submit consolidated, cumulative 
     notifications to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate. The agreement also 
     clarifies direction on multi-year funding agreement 
     notifications. The notifications are expected to include, at 
     a minimum, the information provided in the notifications 
     complying with sections 301(b) and 311 of the Energy and 
     Water Development Appropriations Act, 2012.
       Definition.--A reprogramming includes the reallocation of 
     funds from one program, project, or activity to another 
     within an appropriation.

                            ENERGY PROGRAMS

                 Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy


             (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $1,912,104,111 in new budget 
     authority for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and 
     rescinds $10,418,111 of prior-year de-obligated balances.
       The agreement includes a provision that authorizes the 
     transfer of up to $45,000,000 to the Defense Production Act 
     Fund.
       Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies.--The agreement 
     maintains the importance of technology validation, hydrogen 
     fuels research and development, and market transformation but 
     provides no further direction regarding these activities.
       Bioenergy Technologies.--The Department is directed to 
     continue conducting only research, development, and 
     demonstration activities advancing technologies that can 
     produce fuels and electricity from biomass and crops that 
     could not otherwise be used as food. For purposes of 
     allocating resources, the Department is directed to include 
     biosolids derived from the municipal wastewater treatment 
     process and other similar renewables within the definition of 
     noncellulosic forms of biomass energy. The agreement provides 
     $2,000,000 for the clean cookstoves effort and recognizes 
     this is the last year of funding for the Department's 
     specific participation.
       Wind Energy.--The agreement maintains the importance of 
     offshore wind activities that support the development of 
     technologies more innovative than currently commercially 
     available, including funds for offshore wind demonstration 
     projects.
       Geothermal Technologies.--For future awards, the full 
     spectrum of geothermal technologies as authorized by the 
     Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 shall be 
     eligible for the funds appropriated for Geothermal 
     Technologies by this Act. The Department shall continue its 
     support of comprehensive programs that support academic and 
     professional development initiatives. The agreement includes 
     funds for site selection and characterization for the 
     Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory project.
       Water Power.--Within available funds, the agreement 
     provides $41,300,000 for marine and

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     hydrokinetic technology and $17,300,000 for conventional 
     hydropower. Of the marine and hydrokinetic technology 
     funding, no funding is available for the deep-tank wave 
     testing facility or for the advanced manufacturing 
     competitiveness initiative. Of the $41,300,000, not less than 
     $20,000,000 is for competitive demonstrations of marine and 
     hydrokinetic technologies, which may be in conjunction with 
     activities at the National Marine Renewable Energy Centers. 
     Of the $17,300,000 for conventional hydropower, $3,600,000 is 
     for the purposes of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 
     2005.
       Vehicle Technologies.--The agreement provides the requested 
     amount of $10,100,000 for the Super Truck program to support 
     existing contracts. Within available funds, the agreement 
     recommends a portion of funds be used to research the most 
     promising Class 8 heavy-duty long-haul truck technologies, 
     such as alternative fuel or dual-fuel technologies. The 
     Department is directed to consult with other federal agencies 
     on collaborative research opportunities and to report its 
     findings to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate not later than 100 days after 
     enactment of this Act. The agreement does not include funding 
     for competitive demonstrations of electric vehicle deployment 
     programs. No funding is provided for new activities for 
     Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Projects, although 
     this direction shall not impact any ongoing activities.
       Building Technologies.--The agreement provides $25,800,000 
     for solid state lighting research and development. Within 
     available funds, up to $10,000,000 is to continue high value 
     research into energy efficient building systems with national 
     application. Prior to execution of these funds, the 
     Department shall ensure that the research has clear and 
     measurable goals with realistic timeframes to improve the 
     energy efficiency of buildings and submit the research plan 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate. The agreement supports the 
     Better Buildings Challenge but directs no grants to alliance 
     members be provided within this program.
       Advanced Manufacturing.--The agreement provides $25,000,000 
     for the third year of funding for the Critical Materials 
     Energy Innovation Hub and $2,500,000 for the joint additive 
     manufacturing pilot institute with the Department of Defense. 
     Within available funds, the agreement includes not less than 
     $4,205,000 for improvements in production in the steel 
     industry. The Department is directed to support the 
     Innovative Manufacturing Initiative to the extent possible 
     within available funds. The agreement encourages research 
     that supports development of wide bandgap semiconductor 
     technologies but provides no further direction for this 
     activity. The Department is also encouraged to continue its 
     efforts furthering improvements in mechanical insulation, an 
     area with the potential to yield significant energy and cost 
     savings for the industrial, commercial, and manufacturing 
     sectors.
       Federal Energy Management Program.--The agreement includes 
     $28,265,000.
       Weatherization Assistance Program.--The agreement includes 
     $174,000,000.
       State Energy Program.--The agreement includes $50,000,000 
     and provides no further direction regarding allocation of 
     these funds.
       Program Direction.--The agreement includes $162,000,000.
       Strategic Programs.--The agreement provides $23,554,000, of 
     which $2,000,000 is for the U.S.-Israel energy cooperative 
     agreement.

              Electricity Delivery And Energy Reliability

       The agreement provides $147,306,000 for Electricity 
     Delivery and Energy Reliability. Within available funds, the 
     Department is directed to support research and development of 
     cost-competitive transmission components using high-
     temperature superconducting and ambient-temperature 
     conducting materials with increased efficiency, capacity, 
     durability, longevity, and reliability, as well as to 
     examine the feasibility of ultraconductive copper 
     technology.
       Within Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems, the 
     agreement provides $5,000,000 to enhance existing full-scale 
     electric grid testing capabilities to address integration of 
     wireless technologies, power generation, and communications 
     and control systems and their combined impact on the 
     operation of critical infrastructure and cyber security. Not 
     later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Department shall submit a plan for expenditure, including 
     out-year costs, to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate.
       Within Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, the 
     agreement provides $2,000,000 for the Operational Energy and 
     Resilience Program. Prior to execution of these funds, the 
     Department shall submit a spend plan to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate.

                             Nuclear Energy

       The agreement provides $889,190,000 for nuclear energy 
     activities and includes no funding derived from the Nuclear 
     Waste Fund.
       Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies.--Within available 
     funds, the agreement provides $24,300,000 for the fifth year 
     of the Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub, 
     $13,366,000 for Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and 
     Simulation, and $19,563,000 for the National Science User 
     Facility (NSUF) at Idaho National Laboratory. Additional 
     funding for the NSUF shall be used to accelerate the 
     population of the Irradiated Materials Characterization 
     Laboratory with equipment and shielded cells.
       SMR Licensing Technical Support Program.--The agreement 
     provides $110,000,000 for the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) 
     Licensing Technical Support Program, of which $85,000,000 
     shall be for the existing cooperative agreement.
       Reactor Concepts Research and Development.--Within 
     available funds, the agreement provides $23,000,000 for SMR 
     Advanced Concepts; $30,000,000 for Light Water Reactor 
     Sustainability; and $60,000,000 for Advanced Reactor 
     Concepts, of which $33,000,000 shall be for research of the 
     fuel and graphite qualification program for the High 
     Temperature Gas Reactor previously funded under the Next 
     Generation Nuclear Plant line and $12,000,000 shall be for 
     industry-only competition. Additional funding for Light Water 
     Reactor Sustainability shall support development of advanced 
     safety analysis methods for existing light water reactors.
       The Department is directed to engage in a rigorous analysis 
     utilizing its recently integrated high-speed computing or 
     recently developed advanced modeling and simulation 
     capabilities to evaluate the benefit of new enhanced accident 
     tolerant fuels.
       Fuel Cycle Research and Development.--The agreement 
     provides $186,500,000. In lieu of all previous fiscal year 
     2014 direction, the agreement's direction is limited to 
     $60,100,000 for the Advanced Fuels program to continue 
     implementation of accident tolerant fuels development, of 
     which $3,000,000 shall be to advance promising and innovative 
     research, including ceramic cladding and other technologies. 
     Not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Department shall provide the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a plan for 
     development of meltdown-resistant fuels leading to in-reactor 
     testing and utilization by 2020 as required in the Fiscal 
     Year 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
       Radiological Facilities Management.--Within available 
     funds, the agreement provides $20,000,000 for hot cells at 
     Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
       Idaho Facilities Management.--The agreement provides an 
     additional $15,000,000 above the budget request for Idaho 
     Facilities Management, to include $2,000,000 for fuel 
     purchases, $3,000,000 for remote monitoring and management of 
     the Advanced Test Reactor, $2,000,000 for major equipment 
     replacements, $5,000,000 for required maintenance of hot 
     cells at the Materials and Fuels Complex, and $3,000,000 for 
     upgrades related to documented safety analysis.
       Idaho Sitewide Safeguards and Security.--The agreement 
     includes $94,000,000 for Idaho Sitewide Safeguards and 
     Security, which was funded within Other Defense Activities in 
     prior fiscal years.

                 Fossil Energy Research and Development

       The agreement provides $562,065,000 for Fossil Energy 
     Research and Development and includes the use of $8,500,000 
     of prior-year balances. The Act includes a provision 
     regarding the vesting of fee title.
       Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Power Systems.--The 
     agreement provides $392,336,000. Funds recommended for CCS 
     and Power Systems shall be available to continue to advance 
     the full scope of technologies for the reduction of carbon 
     emissions conducted at the Department of Energy's National 
     Carbon Capture Center, including direct carbon capture and 
     technologies or methods to reduce the cost of or advance the 
     efficiency or reliability of post-combustion capture 
     technologies, pre-combustion capture technologies, and oxy-
     combustion systems.
       The Department is further directed to use funds from CCS 
     and Power Systems for both coal and natural gas research and 
     development as it determines to be merited, as long as such 
     research does not occur at the expense of coal research and 
     development.
       Within Carbon Capture, the agreement includes no funding 
     for a Natural Gas Capture Prize. Within Carbon Storage, the 
     agreement includes $10,000,000 for additional support of 
     enhanced oil recovery technologies and $57,000,000 for 
     Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships. Within Advanced 
     Energy Systems, the agreement includes not less than 
     $25,000,000 to continue research, development, and 
     demonstration of solid oxide fuel cell systems; $8,000,000 to 
     continue activities improving advanced air separation 
     technologies; and $5,000,000 for coal-biomass to liquids 
     activities. Within Cross Cutting Research, the agreement 
     includes $5,000,000 for the Advanced Ultrasupercritical 
     Program and not less than $5,000,000 for water management 
     research and development.
       Within NETL Coal Research and Development, the agreement 
     includes $15,000,000 to perform an assessment and analysis of 
     the feasibility of economically recovering rare earth 
     elements from coal and coal byproduct streams, such as fly 
     ash, coal refuse, and aqueous effluents. The Department is 
     directed to report its findings and, if determined feasible, 
     to outline a multi-year research and development program for 
     recovering rare earth elements from coal and coal byproduct 
     streams to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate not later than 12 months after 
     enactment of this Act.
       Natural Gas Technologies.--Within available funds, the 
     agreement provides $8,000,000 for ongoing methane hydrates 
     research and development and $12,600,000 for collaborative 
     research and development regarding hydraulic fracturing, to 
     include $2,200,000 for the

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     Department to continue the Risk Based Data Management System. 
     Any funding in the area of hydraulic fracturing, including 
     funding to support the proposed joint effort with the 
     Environmental Protection Agency and the United States 
     Geological Survey, is for research into hydraulic fracturing 
     technologies that aims both to improve the economics and 
     recoverability of reserves and to address the health, safety, 
     and environmental risks of shale gas extraction. Not more 
     than $6,000,000 shall be made available for the joint 
     research effort with the Environmental Protection Agency and 
     the United States Geological Survey until the Department 
     submits a finalized interagency research plan to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate.
       Unconventional Technologies.--The agreement provides 
     $15,000,000, of which $10,000,000 shall be for activities to 
     improve the economic viability, safety, and environmental 
     responsibility of offshore exploration and production in 
     challenging conditions, of exploration and production from 
     unconventional natural gas and other petroleum resources, and 
     of production by small producers.

                 Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves

       The agreement provides $20,000,000 for the operation of the 
     Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves.

                      Strategic Petroleum Reserve

       The agreement provides $189,400,000 for the Strategic 
     Petroleum Reserve. The Department has continued to ignore the 
     statutory directive in Public Law 111-8 to submit a report to 
     Congress regarding the effects of expanding the Reserve on 
     the domestic petroleum market by April 27, 2009. The 
     Department has not yet submitted the report, and continues to 
     fail to meet other congressionally mandated deadlines without 
     explanation or cause. Although now nearly 4\1/2\ years 
     delayed, the information requested in the report continues to 
     be pertinent to policy decisions, and the Secretary is 
     directed to submit the report as expeditiously as possible. 
     The Department's seeming unwillingness or inability to 
     implement a law enacted in 2009 is concerning.

                   Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

       The agreement provides $8,000,000 for the Northeast Home 
     Heating Oil Reserve.

                   Energy Information Administration

       The agreement provides $117,000,000 for the Energy 
     Information Administration.

                   Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup

       The agreement provides $231,765,000 for Non-Defense 
     Environmental Cleanup. The agreement includes the use of 
     $2,206,000 of prior-year balances.
       Small Sites.--The agreement provides $38,000,000 to 
     accelerate the removal of uranium mill tailings at Moab. The 
     Department is directed to use $17,800,000 to improve health 
     and safety by continuing to clean up existing contamination 
     and improving the seismic standards of buildings within 
     Department laboratory grounds. The Department is further 
     directed to use up to $1,000,000 to develop a plan and cost 
     estimate for a phased approach that addresses the remaining 
     cleanup requirements at the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide 
     Reactor to be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate by May 1, 
     2014.

      Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund

       The agreement provides $598,823,000 for activities funded 
     from the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and 
     Decommissioning Fund.

                                Science

       The agreement provides $5,071,000,000 for the Office of 
     Science. The Act includes a provision regarding United States 
     cash contributions to the International Thermonuclear 
     Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organization. The agreement does 
     not include the use of prior-year balances. The Secretary of 
     Energy is directed to provide to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate, not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, 
     a detailed plan on recruitment and retention of diverse 
     talent that includes outreach and recruitment programs at 
     Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other 
     Minority Serving Institutions.
       Advanced Scientific Computing Research.--Within available 
     funds, the agreement provides $93,000,000 for the Oak Ridge 
     Leadership Computing Facility, $67,000,000 for the Argonne 
     Leadership Computing Facility, $65,605,000 for the National 
     Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence 
     Berkeley National Laboratory, $32,608,000 for the Energy 
     Sciences Network, and not less than $76,000,000 for the 
     exascale initiative. The agreement addresses the 
     Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Program under the 
     Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists heading.
       Basic Energy Sciences.--Within available funds, the 
     agreement includes $24,237,000 for the fifth year of the 
     Fuels from Sunlight Innovation Hub, $24,237,000 for the 
     second year of the Batteries and Energy Storage Innovation 
     Hub, $10,000,000 for the Experimental Program to Stimulate 
     Competitive Research, and up to $100,000,000 for Energy 
     Frontier Research Centers.
       For scientific user facilities, the agreement provides 
     $45,000,000 for major items of equipment, to include 
     $20,000,000 for the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade and 
     $25,000,000 for National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-
     II) Experimental Tools. For facilities operations, the 
     agreement provides $778,785,000 for Synchrotron Radiation 
     Light Sources, High-Flux Neutron Sources, and Nanoscale 
     Science Research Centers, to include $56,000,000 for early 
     operations of NSLS-II at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The 
     agreement also includes $37,400,000 for Other Project Costs, 
     including $10,000,000 for the LINAC Coherent Light Source II 
     (LCLS-II).
       For construction, the agreement provides $75,700,000 for 
     LCLS-II at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to account 
     for the project's revised baseline cost, schedule, and scope. 
     The agreement includes no direction regarding a novel free-
     electron laser array light source.
       Biological and Environmental Research.--Within available 
     funds, the agreement provides $75,000,000 for the second year 
     of the second five-year term of the three BioEnergy Research 
     Centers, $5,000,000 to continue nuclear medicine research 
     with human applications, and $500,000 for the Department to 
     engage universities more directly in climate analysis.
       Fusion Energy Sciences.--The agreement includes 
     $305,677,000 for the domestic fusion program. Within 
     available funds, the agreement provides $62,550,000 for the 
     National Spherical Torus Experiment, of which $22,250,000 is 
     for research, $16,600,000 is for operations, and $23,700,000 
     is for major items of equipment; $75,160,000 for DIII-D, of 
     which $31,200,000 is for research and $43,960,000 is for 
     operations; and $22,260,000 for operations and research at 
     Alcator C-Mod.
       Furthermore, above the budget request, the agreement 
     provides an additional $1,700,000 for International Research, 
     $8,500,000 for High Energy Density Laboratory Physics, 
     $3,500,000 for Theory, $2,500,000 for Science Discovery 
     through Advanced Computing, $5,000,000 for General Plant 
     Projects, $3,000,000 for Enabling Research and Development, 
     $2,500,000 for heavy ion fusion research, and $3,000,000 to 
     support increased computational and advanced measurement 
     capabilities for validated fusion simulation development. Not 
     later than 180 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Department shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate a plan with 
     research goals and resource needs to implement a Fusion 
     Simulation program.
       The agreement provides $200,000,000 for the U.S. 
     contribution to the ITER project and establishes a new 
     congressional reprogramming control point.
       Not later than 12 months after enactment of this Act, the 
     Department shall submit a ten-year strategic fusion plan to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate. The ten-year plan should 
     assume U.S. participation in ITER and assess priorities for 
     the domestic fusion program based on three funding scenarios 
     with the fiscal year 2014 enacted level as the funding 
     baseline: (1) modest growth, (2) budget growth based only on 
     a cost-of-living-adjusted fiscal year 2014 budget, and (3) 
     flat funding. The January 2013 Nuclear Science Advisory 
     Committee report on priorities for nuclear physics used 
     similar funding scenarios and should serve as a model for 
     assessing priorities for the fusion program.
       High Energy Physics.--Within available funds, the agreement 
     provides $15,000,000 to support minimal, sustaining 
     operations at the Homestake Mine in South Dakota, $9,931,000 
     for Accelerator Stewardship, and $26,000,000 for the Long 
     Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE), to include $10,000,000 
     for research and development and $16,000,000 for project 
     engineering and design. The agreement includes no funds for 
     long-lead procurements or construction activities for the 
     LBNE project.
       Nuclear Physics.--Within available funds, the agreement 
     provides $165,224,000 for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider 
     operations to support a standalone run of approximately 22 
     weeks. The agreement also includes $55,000,000 for the 
     Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State 
     University and establishes a new congressional reprogramming 
     control point.
       Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.--The 
     agreement provides $26,500,000. Within available funds, the 
     agreement includes an additional $10,000,000 to support 
     Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
     programs that were proposed to be terminated in association 
     with the Administration's interagency STEM consolidation 
     plan. Prior to execution of these additional funds, the 
     Department shall submit a spend plan to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate.

               Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy

       The agreement provides $280,000,000 for the Advanced 
     Research Projects Agency--Energy.

         Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program

       The agreement provides $42,000,000 for administrative 
     expenses for the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan 
     Guarantee Program. This amount is offset by estimated 
     revenues of $22,000,000, resulting in a net appropriation of 
     $20,000,000.

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        Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

       The agreement provides $6,000,000 for the Advanced 
     Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program.

                      Departmental Administration

       The agreement provides $234,637,000 for Departmental 
     Administration.

                    Office of the Inspector General

       The agreement provides $42,120,000 for the Office of the 
     Inspector General.

                    ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE ACTIVITIES

                NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

       The agreement provides $11,207,000,000 for the National 
     Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
       Additional Actions to Address Security of Nuclear 
     Materials.--The Department is directed to retain a respected 
     independent organization with expertise in defense and 
     security matters, such as the Institute for Defense Analysis, 
     to conduct a comprehensive review of options for security 
     management reform, including federalization of protective 
     forces, and provide recommendations on organizational models 
     for securing the Department's sites with Category I special 
     nuclear materials that might improve security effectiveness 
     and reduce costs. The group shall provide a report with the 
     results of its analysis to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate not later than 
     180 days after enactment of this Act.

                           Weapons Activities


                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides $7,845,000,000 for Weapons 
     Activities. The agreement includes a rescission of 
     $64,000,000 of prior-year balances and a provision 
     restricting the amounts available for B83 Stockpile Systems 
     to not more than $40,000,000 until the Nuclear Weapons 
     Council certifies that the B83 gravity bomb will be retired 
     by fiscal year 2025, or as soon as confidence in the B61-12 
     stockpile is gained. The certification is intended to hold 
     the Administration to its current plan to retire the B83 
     gravity bomb by 2025, by which time the NNSA estimates it 
     will establish confidence in the long term safety, security, 
     and reliability of the B61-12 stockpile. However, the 
     certification requirement recognizes that unforeseen 
     technical issues may delay the date upon which confidence is 
     established, and thus allows the NNSA to address that 
     possibility.
       The agreement includes a general provision that establishes 
     clear expectations for the level of detail required to be 
     submitted to the Defense Committees with respect to a major 
     warhead refurbishment upon approval of Phase 6.3 and 
     clarifies that the reporting requirement applies to the 
     ongoing B61 life extension program. This provision supersedes 
     previous reporting requirements for further analysis of the 
     B61 life extension program alternatives.
       Insensitive High Explosives.--The NNSA is directed to 
     employ the JASONs defense advisory group to assess the 
     feasibility, certification risks, and other factors to be 
     considered in replacing conventional high explosives with 
     insensitive high explosives in all future life extension 
     programs, and to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate not later than 
     October 30, 2014, instead of previous direction. In 
     conjunction with the result of the JASONs assessment, the 
     NNSA shall provide a cost/benefit analysis of using 
     insensitive high explosives in all systems, the certification 
     strategy required to repurpose pits to carry out such 
     conversions, and any other programmatic changes that might 
     justify this approach.
       W78 Life Extension Program.--The agreement provides 
     $38,000,000 to continue to study options to extend the life 
     of the W78.
       Production Support.--The agreement provides $345,000,000 
     and includes funding to modernize production capabilities as 
     in previous years, instead of providing funding for these 
     activities in a new budget structure as in the budget 
     request.
       Tritium Readiness.--The agreement provides $80,000,000 
     within Directed Stockpile Work and does not include further 
     restrictions on the use of funding for these activities. The 
     agreement includes a general provision for submission of a 
     tritium and enriched uranium plan which supersedes previous 
     tritium reporting requirements.
       Inertial Confinement Fusion Ignition and High Yield 
     Campaign.--The agreement provides $513,957,000. Within this 
     amount, not less than $64,000,000 shall be for Omega at the 
     University of Rochester and not less than $329,000,000 shall 
     be for the National Ignition Facility, of which up to 
     $30,000,000 may be made available for the Advanced 
     Radiographic Capability.
       Advanced Simulation and Computing Campaign.--The agreement 
     provides $569,329,000. Within this amount, not less than 
     $35,000,000 shall be for the exascale effort.
       Readiness in Technical Base and Facilities (RTBF).--The 
     agreement provides $2,067,425,000 and continues funding for 
     projects and activities within RTBF as in previous years, 
     instead of funding these activities in a new budget structure 
     as in the budget request. Funding for maintenance and 
     infrastructure recapitalization that was included within 
     Operations of Facilities in previous years has been 
     separately distinguished to provide greater transparency. The 
     NNSA is directed to submit a full list of projects and 
     activities to be funded under Maintenance and Repair and 
     Recapitalization in fiscal year 2014 to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act. The NNSA 
     is further directed to submit a report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     that explains the costs and benefits for a pit environmental 
     testing capability at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
     not later than May 1, 2014.
       The NNSA shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate not later than 
     90 days after enactment a long-term plan, including time-
     lines and cost requirements, for the final disposition of the 
     Bannister Federal Complex.
       Uranium Processing Facility.--The agreement provides 
     $309,000,000 to support the full funding requirements for 
     continued facility design and is an adjustment due to the 
     Department of Energy's recent decision to consider additional 
     alternatives to meet the uranium infrastructure needs at Y-12 
     that might save costs and lead to a replacement facility for 
     Building 9212 in a shorter period of time.
       Site Stewardship.--The agreement provides $87,326,000. 
     Within these funds, $14,531,000 is provided for the Minority 
     Serving Institution Partnerships Program. The agreement 
     provides funding to continue Corporate Project Management. 
     However, the NNSA is directed to include future funding 
     requests for this activity under the Office of the 
     Administrator and to submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act a report 
     that describes NNSA's plans for improving the skills of 
     federal project managers and provides a timeframe for 
     completing the transition from reliance on outside 
     contractors to a highly skilled federal workforce that can 
     provide effective project oversight.
       Safeguards and Security.--The agreement does not include a 
     reporting requirement on overhead rates and contracting for 
     protective forces at Y-12. Within the amounts provided in the 
     table under Information Technology and Cyber Security, 
     $105,441,000 is provided for Cyber Security.
       Domestic Uranium Enrichment Research, Development, and 
     Demonstration.--The agreement provides $62,000,000 within 
     Weapons Activities to continue the Domestic Uranium 
     Enrichment Research, Development, and Demonstration project. 
     Funding was included within Defense Nuclear 
     Nonproliferation in prior years. Additional funding in 
     fiscal year 2014 shall be considered only after submission 
     of a request to transfer funds and approval by the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate, and the Act contains a 
     provision which provides special transfer authority for 
     this purpose. The Department has yet to provide a clear 
     explanation of its strategy to ensure the continued supply 
     of tritium and enriched uranium to meet defense needs. 
     Therefore, the agreement includes a general provision that 
     requires the Department to submit a full accounting of its 
     plans not later than June 30, 2014.

                    Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

       The agreement provides $1,954,000,000 for Defense Nuclear 
     Nonproliferation. The agreement includes the use of 
     $55,000,000 of prior-year balances.
       Nonproliferation and International Security.--The agreement 
     provides no funding for the Global Security through Science 
     Partnerships program. Within available funds, the NNSA may 
     use up to $5,000,000 to assist in implementing International 
     Atomic Energy Agency nuclear safeguards in Iran.
       Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility.--The agreement 
     provides $343,500,000. The Department of Energy is directed 
     to undertake a root cause analysis that identifies the 
     underlying causes of the cost increases for the MOX and Waste 
     Solidification Building projects and that includes the 
     identification and prioritization of recommended solutions 
     and corrective measures. The Department shall submit a report 
     on the results of its analysis to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     not later than 180 days after enactment of this Act.
       Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI).--The agreement 
     specifies new reprogramming controls and does not include a 
     further distribution of funding within GTRI.

                             Naval Reactors

       The agreement provides $1,095,000,000 for Naval Reactors. 
     Within this amount, the agreement provides $66,500,000 for 
     Advanced Test Reactor Operations.

                      Office of the Administrator

       The agreement provides $377,000,000 for the Office of the 
     Administrator.

               ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES

                     Defense Environmental Cleanup

       The agreement provides $5,000,000,000 for Defense 
     Environmental Cleanup.
       Outstanding Risks to Public Health and Safety.--The 
     Department is directed to retain a respected outside group, 
     such as the National Academy of Sciences, to rank and rate 
     the relative risks to public health and safety of the 
     Department of Energy's remaining environmental cleanup 
     liabilities.Additionally, the group should undertake an 
     analysis of how effectively the Department of Energy 
     identifies, programs, and executes its plans to address those 
     risks, as well as how effectively the Defense Nuclear 
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     Board identifies and elevates the nature and consequences of 
     potential threats to public health and safety at the defense 
     environmental cleanup sites. The group shall provide a report 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate not later than one year after 
     enactment of this Act.
       Hanford.--The agreement provides $941,000,000 to accelerate 
     cleanup activities at the Hanford site and does not include 
     further direction on the use of funding at the Plutonium 
     Finishing Plant.
       NNSA Sites.--The agreement provides $314,676,000 for 
     cleanup activities at NNSA sites. Within this amount, 
     $224,789,000 is for Los Alamos National Laboratory and 
     Miscellaneous Programs and Agreements in Principle.
       U-233 Disposition Program.--The agreement provides 
     $45,000,000 to expedite the removal and disposition of 
     special nuclear materials stored in Building 3019 due to 
     continued safety and security risks. The Department is 
     directed to discontinue funding under OR-0011Z Downblend of 
     U-233 in Building 3019 and to establish a new funding line to 
     provide for the costs of storage and transport of materials, 
     maintenance of Building 3019, maintenance and upgrade of 
     Building 2026, and any other costs that are needed to support 
     ultimate disposition of the legacy materials. Not later than 
     90 days after enactment of this Act, the Department shall 
     submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a life-cycle cost estimate for 
     the U-233 Disposition Program that supports removal of all U-
     233 from Oak Ridge by 2019 and that includes an analysis of 
     the cost and schedule implications if the Department cannot 
     dispose of the Consolidated Edison Uranium Solidification 
     Project material at the Nevada National Security Site as 
     previously planned.
       Outfall 200 Mercury Treatment Facility.--The agreement 
     provides $4,608,000 for project engineering and design for a 
     water treatment system to reduce mercury concentrations in 
     Upper East Fork Poplar Creek.
       Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).--The 
     agreement provides $690,000,000 for WTP within existing 
     reprogramming controls. The Department is directed to request 
     approval from the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate prior to restarting any 
     construction activities on the Pretreatment Facility. The 
     Department is further directed to ensure that new project 
     scope supporting direct feed and commissioning and startup 
     activities are separately identified in the budget request 
     and executed in accordance with DOE O 413.3B, consistent with 
     project management best practices.
       Savannah River.--The agreement provides $1,134,234,000 and 
     does not include further direction beyond the amounts 
     specified in the table for Savannah River activities.
       Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF).--The agreement 
     provides $125,000,000 for SWPF, including commissioning, 
     startup, and Other Project Costs. The Department is directed 
     to fund all supporting commissioning and startup activities 
     within SWPF project funding, consistent with the original 
     approved project scope, and to ensure those activities are 
     executed in accordance with DOE O 413.3B.

                        Other Defense Activities

       The agreement provides $755,000,000 for Other Defense 
     Activities. Funding for Idaho Site-Wide Safeguards and 
     Security is provided in the Nuclear Energy account, as 
     requested.

                    Power Marketing Administrations

                  Bonneville Power Administration Fund

       The agreement provides no appropriation for the Bonneville 
     Power Administration, which derives its funding from revenues 
     deposited into the Bonneville Power Administration Fund.

      Operation and Maintenance, Southeastern Power Administration

       The agreement provides a net appropriation of $0 for the 
     Southeastern Power Administration. The agreement includes 
     legislative language regarding funds for official reception 
     and representation expenses.

      Operation and Maintenance, Southwestern Power Administration

       The agreement provides a net appropriation of $11,892,000 
     for the Southwestern Power Administration.

 Construction, Rehabilitation, Operation and Maintenance, Western Area 
                          Power Administration

       The agreement provides a net appropriation of $95,930,000 
     for the Western Area Power Administration. The agreement 
     includes legislative language permanently authorizing the 
     voluntary purchases of power allowances in compliance with 
     state greenhouse gas programs existing at the time of 
     enactment of this Act. An additional $15,000,000 is recorded 
     separately as scorekeeping adjustments.

           Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund

       The agreement provides a net appropriation of $420,000 for 
     the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund. The 
     agreement includes legislative language authorizing the 
     acceptance and use of contributed funds in fiscal year 2014 
     for operating, maintaining, repairing, rehabilitating, 
     replacing, or upgrading the hydroelectric facilities at the 
     Falcon and Amistad Dams. An additional $2,000,000 is recorded 
     separately as scorekeeping adjustments.

                  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


                         Salaries and Expenses

       The agreement provides $304,600,000 for the Federal Energy 
     Regulatory Commission (FERC). Revenues for FERC are set to an 
     amount equal to the budget authority, resulting in a net 
     appropriation of $0.

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds provided in this title to initiate requests for 
     proposals, other solicitations, or arrangements for new 
     programs or activities that have not yet been approved and 
     funded by the Congress; requires notification or a report for 
     certain funding actions; prohibits funds to be used for 
     certain multi-year ``Energy Programs'' activities without 
     notification; and prohibits the obligation or expenditure of 
     funds provided in this title through a reprogramming of funds 
     except in certain circumstances.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to unexpended 
     balances.
       The agreement includes a provision authorizing intelligence 
     activities of the Department of Energy for purposes of 
     section 504 of the National Security Act of 1947.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds in this title for capital construction of high hazard 
     nuclear facilities, unless certain independent oversight is 
     conducted.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds provided under this title to approve critical decision-
     2 or critical decision-3 for certain construction projects, 
     unless a separate independent cost estimate has been 
     developed for that critical decision.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to limiting the 
     validity of uranium adverse material impact determinations 
     and notification requirements for uranium transactions.
       The agreement includes a provision amending the frequency 
     with which a certain review is required.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the 
     implementation of section 407 of division A of the American 
     Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
       The agreement includes a provision standardizing the 
     availability of funds for certain research and development 
     activities.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the Office 
     of Science from entering into multi-year funding agreements 
     with a value below a specific threshold.
       The agreement includes a provision requiring a plan for 
     tritium and enriched uranium.
       The agreement includes a provision requiring analysis of 
     alternatives for warhead life extension programs.
       The agreement includes a provision expanding the Department 
     of Energy's appointment authority for well-qualified 
     individuals, within limitations.
       The agreement includes a provision repealing section 804 of 
     Public Law 110-140.
       The agreement includes a provision amending section 205 of 
     Public Law 95-91.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding New Brunswick 
     Laboratory.
       The agreement includes a provision reducing contractor 
     foreign travel.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to first tier 
     subcontracts.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to a laboratory 
     commission.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to waiver or 
     adjustment notification.
       The agreement includes a provision regarding transfer 
     authority in support of national nuclear security-related 
     enrichment technologies.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting funds to 
     implement or enforce higher efficiency light bulb standards.

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                     TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                    Appalachian Regional Commission

       The agreement includes $80,317,000 for the Appalachian 
     Regional Commission. To diversify and enhance regional 
     business development, an additional $10,000,000 is provided 
     above the budget request for a program of high-speed 
     broadband deployment in distressed counties within the 
     Central Appalachian region that have been most negatively 
     impacted by the downturn in the coal industry. This funding 
     shall be in addition to the 30 percent directed to distressed 
     counties.

                Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $28,000,000 for the Defense Nuclear 
     Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB).
       The agreement includes funding to establish inspector 
     general services for the DNFSB under the Office of Inspector 
     General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

                        Delta Regional Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $12,000,000 for the Delta Regional 
     Authority.

                           Denali Commission

       The agreement includes $10,000,000 for the Denali 
     Commission.

                  Northern Border Regional Commission

       The agreement includes $5,000,000 for the Northern Border 
     Regional Commission.

                 Southeast Crescent Regional Commission

       The agreement includes $250,000 for the Southeast Crescent 
     Regional Commission.

                     Nuclear Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $1,043,937,000 for the Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission (NRC) salaries and expenses. This 
     amount is offset by estimated revenues of $920,721,000, 
     resulting in a net appropriation of $123,216,000.
       The agreement provides not more than $9,500,000 for the 
     Office of the Commission.
       The agreement includes $10,000,000 to support university 
     education programs relevant to the NRC mission and $5,000,000 
     for grants to support research projects that do not align 
     with programmatic missions but are critical to maintaining 
     the discipline of nuclear science and engineering.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement includes $11,955,000 for the Office of 
     Inspector General in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This 
     amount is offset by revenues of $9,994,000, for a net 
     appropriation of $1,961,000.
       The agreement includes a provision to permanently authorize 
     the Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to 
     execute the duties and responsibilities in the Inspector 
     General Act of 1978 with respect to the Defense Nuclear 
     Facilities Safety Board. The agreement provides $850,000 to 
     carry out these responsibilities in fiscal year 2014.

                  Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $3,400,000 for the Nuclear Waste 
     Technical Review Board.

Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation 
                                Projects

       The agreement includes $1,000,000 for the Office of the 
     Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation 
     Projects.

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

       The agreement includes a provision permanently authorizing 
     the Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to 
     provide Inspector General services to the Defense Nuclear 
     Facilities Safety Board.
       The agreement includes a provision requiring reporting on 
     the use of emergency authority.
       The agreement includes a provision instructing the Nuclear 
     Regulatory Commission on responding to congressional requests 
     for information.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

       The agreement includes a provision relating to lobbying 
     restrictions.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting the 
     government from entering into contracts or agreements with 
     any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal 
     violation under any federal law within the preceding 24 
     months.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting funds for 
     contracts or agreements with entities with unpaid federal tax 
     liabilities that have not entered into payment agreements to 
     remedy the liability.
       The agreement includes a provision relating to transfer 
     authority. No additional transfer authority is implied or 
     conveyed by this provision. For the purposes of this 
     provision, the term ``transfer'' shall mean the shifting of 
     all or part of the budget authority in one account to 
     another. In addition to transfers provided in this Act or 
     other appropriations Acts, and existing authorities, such as 
     the Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535), by which one part of the 
     United States Government may provide goods or services to 
     another part, the Act allows transfers using Section 4705 of 
     the Atomic Energy Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2745) and 15 U.S.C. 
     638 regarding SBIR/STTR.
       The agreement includes a provision prohibiting funds to be 
     used in contravention of the executive order entitled 
     ``Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in 
     Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.''

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 Division E--Financial Services and General Government Appropriations 
                               Act, 2014

       Language included in House Report 113-172 or Senate Report 
     113-80 that is not changed by this explanatory statement is 
     approved. This explanatory statement, while repeating some 
     report language for emphasis, is not intended to negate the 
     language in the referenced House and Senate committee reports 
     unless expressly provided herein.
       Where the House or Senate has directed submission of a 
     report, that report is to be submitted to the House and the 
     Senate Appropriations Committees.
       Within the fiscal year 2015 budget justification materials 
     submitted to the Committees on Appropriations, each executive 
     agency covered in this division is directed to include a 
     separate table briefly describing the top management 
     challenges for fiscal year 2014 as identified by the agency 
     inspector general, together with an explanation of how the 
     fiscal year 2015 budget request addresses each such 
     management challenge.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $312,400,000 for departmental offices 
     salaries and expenses.
       Within the amount provided under this heading, $102,000,000 
     is for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence 
     (TFI) of which no more than $26,000,000 is for administrative 
     expenses. The bill also provides $7,400,000 to audit, 
     oversee, and administer the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust 
     Fund.
       Economic Sanctions and Divestments.--The Department of the 
     Treasury will fully implement sanctions and divestment 
     measures applicable to North Korea, Belarus, Syria, Iran, 
     Sudan, Zimbabwe and designated rebel groups operating in and 
     around the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Department will 
     promptly notify the House and the Senate Appropriations 
     Committees of any resource constraints that adversely impact 
     the implementation of these sanctions programs.
       Iran Sanctions Act.--The Department of the Treasury will 
     post online and disseminate publicly a list of those 
     companies that are not compliant with the Iran Sanctions Act 
     as well as any foreign entities doing business with the Iran 
     Revolutionary Guard Corps.
       General Licenses for Humanitarian Assistance.--The 
     reportedly slow response of the Department of the Treasury's 
     Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to urgent requests in 
     2011 for a General License from humanitarian non-governmental 
     organizations seeking to provide aid to famine victims in 
     south central Somalia is an ongoing concern. Not later than 
     45 days after enactment of this Act, OFAC shall submit to the 
     Committees on Appropriations recommendations for reducing 
     response times for such applications.


        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $2,725,000 for the Department-Wide 
     Systems and Capital Investments Programs. Within this amount, 
     $1,500,000 is for cyber security.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $34,800,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General. Within this amount, $2,800,000 is for RESTORE Act 
     audits and investigations.


           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $156,375,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.


    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $34,923,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled 
     Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $112,000,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)

       The bill includes a rescission of $736,000,000 of the 
     unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $360,165,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The bill adopts the 
     proposed merger of the accounts for the Financial Management 
     Service (FMS) and the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD). The 
     bill provides $8,740,000 for expenses related to the merger 
     of FMS and BPD, and provides $165,000 to be derived from the 
     Oil Spill Liability Trust to reimburse Fiscal Service 
     personnel for financial management of the fund.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $99,000,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Within this 
     amount, $2,000,000 is for the cost of special law enforcement 
     agents to target tobacco smuggling and other criminal 
     diversion activities.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

       The bill specifies that not more than $19,000,000 in new 
     liabilities and obligations may be incurred during fiscal 
     year 2014 for circulating coinage and protective service 
     capital investments of the U.S. Mint.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account

       The bill provides $226,000,000 for the Community 
     Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund program. 
     Within this amount, up to $24,636,000 is for administrative 
     expenses; $15,000,000 is for technical assistance and other 
     purposes for Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan 
     Native communities; $22,000,000 is for the Healthy Food 
     Financing Initiative; and $18,000,000 is for the Bank 
     Enterprise Award program. The bill limits the total loan 
     principal for the Bond Guarantee program to $750,000,000.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

       The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Treasury Office 
     of Inspector General, and the Government Accountability 
     Office shall include, in reports required by the Senate, 
     strategies for minimizing the cost of developing currency 
     with accessibility features.

                        Internal Revenue Service

       Training.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner shall submit to the 
     House and the Senate Appropriations Committees a report on 
     how agency components determine training needs, develop 
     training curricula, select employees and supervisors to 
     attend training, choose the source and delivery of the 
     training, evaluate training results, and incorporate training 
     into their budget requests and performance outcomes. The 
     report should describe the internal controls that are used to 
     ensure that training is job-related and a summary of the 
     topics covered during and expenditures for training for the 
     prior, current, and budget year (by appropriation account and 
     agency component).
       Bonuses.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Commissioner shall submit to the 
     House and the Senate Appropriations Committees a report for 
     the prior, current, and budget year (by appropriation 
     account) of each component's total number of executive and 
     non-executive staff, and their respective salaries, and each 
     component's total number of bonuses and awards for executive 
     and non-executive staff, and their respective amounts.
       The report shall also describe how the IRS uses bonuses and 
     awards to improve employee productivity and performance. 
     Finally, the report shall describe the internal controls used 
     to ensure that employee bonuses and awards are used 
     appropriately.
       IRS Manual.--The IRS shall submit to the House and the 
     Senate Appropriations Committees an organization, mission, 
     and functions manual each year with its budget justification, 
     with the first manual due 120 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act. The manual shall include IRS 
     organization chart; a description of each component's mission 
     and responsibilities; an organization chart and field office 
     map for each component; and the funding and full-time 
     equivalents and positions and workload for the prior year, 
     current year, and budget year for each box of the component's 
     organization chart.
       Obligations and Employment.--Not later than 45 days after 
     the end of each quarter, the Internal Revenue Service shall 
     submit reports on its activities to the House and the Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations. The reports shall include 
     information about the obligations made during the previous 
     quarter by appropriation, object class, office, and activity; 
     the estimated obligations for the remainder of the fiscal 
     year by appropriation, object class, office, and activity; 
     the number of full-time equivalents within each office during 
     the previous quarter; and the estimated number of full-time 
     equivalents within each office for the remainder of the 
     fiscal year.


                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

       The bill provides $2,122,554,000 for Internal Revenue 
     Service (IRS) Taxpayer Services. Within the overall amount, 
     not less than $10,000,000 is for low-income taxpayer clinic 
     grants, not less than $5,600,000 is for the Tax Counseling 
     for the Elderly program, not less than $203,000,000 is 
     provided for operating expenses of the IRS Taxpayer Advocate 
     Service, of which not less than $5,000,000 is for identity 
     theft casework.
       In addition, within the overall amount provided, not less 
     than $12,000,000, available until September 30, 2015, is 
     included for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
     (VITA) matching grants program.


                              ENFORCEMENT

       The bill provides $5,022,178,000 for Enforcement.
       Payroll Service Provider Fraud.--The IRS is directed to 
     intensify its scrutiny of questionable practices of payroll 
     service providers and continue to inform taxpayers of their 
     responsibility for payment of all Federal and State 
     employment taxes notwithstanding any contractual relationship 
     with a payroll service provider. The IRS is directed to 
     report to the Committees on Appropriations within 90 days of 
     enactment on (1) what data is currently collected on 
     delinquent payroll service providers, (2) how this data is 
     currently being used to prevent fraud, and (3) what the IRS 
     would do with this data if given additional resources for 
     this purpose. The bill includes an administrative provision 
     requiring that the IRS issue a notice of confirmation of any 
     address change relating to

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     an employer making employment tax payments, and that such 
     notice be sent to both the employer's former and new address 
     and requires that an officer or employee of the Internal 
     Revenue Service shall give special consideration to an offer-
     in-compromise from a taxpayer who has been the victim of 
     fraud by a third party payroll tax preparer.
       The bill includes sections 107 and 108 to prevent any funds 
     in the Act from being used to target either groups for 
     regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs or 
     citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights. The 
     IRS' new management is expected to implement the Treasury 
     Inspector General for Tax Administration recommendations 
     regarding the inappropriate criteria being used to identify 
     tax-exempt applications for review, including providing 
     transparency into the application review process, ensuring 
     internal controls and management oversight over the 
     application process, and ensuring that IRS staff receive 
     training before each Federal election cycle to properly and 
     expeditiously process applications. The bill specifically 
     designates not less than $200,000 for training employees in 
     the Tax Exempt Unit.
       House report language regarding a Tax Enforcement Blueprint 
     is not adopted.


                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

       The bill provides $3,740,942,000 for Operations Support.


                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

       The bill provides $312,938,000 for Business Systems 
     Modernization.


          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following provisions:
       Section 101 provides transfer authority.
       Section 102 requires the IRS to maintain an employee 
     training program on topics such as taxpayer rights.
       Section 103 requires the IRS to safeguard taxpayer 
     information and to protect taxpayers against identity theft.
       Section 104 permits funding for 1-800 help line services 
     for taxpayers and directs the Commissioner to make improving 
     phone service a priority and to enhance response times.
       Section 105 prohibits funds for videos unless reviewed in 
     advance by the IRS' Video Editorial Board for cost, topic, 
     tone, and purpose.
       Section 106 requires the IRS to issue notices to employers 
     of any address change request and to give special 
     consideration to offers in compromise for taxpayers who have 
     been victims of payroll tax preparer fraud.
       Section 107 prohibits the use of funds by the IRS to target 
     United States citizens for exercising any right guaranteed 
     under the First Amendment to the Constitution.
       Section 108 prohibits the use of funds by the IRS to target 
     groups for regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological 
     beliefs.
       Section 109 provides $92,000,000 to improve the delivery of 
     services to taxpayers, to prevent refund fraud and identity 
     theft, and to address international and offshore compliance 
     issues.
       None of the funds are to implement the Affordable Care Act 
     and the Commissioner is required to submit a spend plan.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following provisions:
       Section 110 allows Treasury to use funds for certain 
     specified expenses.
       Section 111 allows for the transfer of up to 2 percent of 
     funds among various Treasury bureaus and offices, except the 
     IRS and the Community Development Financial Institutions 
     Fund.
       Section 112 allows for the transfer of up to 2 percent from 
     the IRS accounts to Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
     Administration.
       Section 113 prohibits funding to redesign the $1 note.
       Section 114 allows for the transfer of funds from the 
     Bureau of Fiscal Service, Salaries and Expenses to the Debt 
     Collection Fund conditional on future reimbursement.
       Section 115 prohibits funds to build a United States Mint 
     museum without the approval of the House and the Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and the authorizing committees of 
     jurisdiction.
       Section 116 prohibits funding for consolidating the 
     functions of the United States Mint and the Bureau of 
     Engraving and Printing without the approval of the House and 
     the Senate Appropriations Committees and the authorizing 
     committees of jurisdiction.
       Section 117 specifies that funds for Treasury intelligence 
     activities are deemed to be specifically authorized until 
     enactment of the fiscal year 2014 intelligence authorization 
     act.
       Section 118 permits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to 
     use up to $5,000 from the Industrial Revolving Fund for 
     reception and representation expenses.
       Section 119 requires the Secretary to submit a Capital 
     Investment Plan.
       Section 120 requires the Office of Financial Research and 
     Office of Financial Stability Oversight to submit quarterly 
     reports.
       Section 121 requires a Working Capital Fund report.
       The removal of Senate Section 116 is not intended to make, 
     and should not be relied upon as, any change to policies, 
     procedures, or processes under current law, executive order, 
     OMB memorandum, or Treasury order or directive regarding the 
     purchase of law enforcement vehicles.

 TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO 
                             THE PRESIDENT

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $55,000,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the White House.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       The bill provides $12,700,000 for the Executive Residence 
     at the White House.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

       The bill provides $750,000 for repair, alteration and 
     improvement of the Executive Residence at the White House.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $4,184,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Council of Economic Advisers.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $12,600,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the National Security Council and Homeland Security 
     Council.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $112,726,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Office of Administration. The bill includes 
     not to exceed $12,006,000, to remain available until 
     expended, for information technology modernization.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $89,300,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
       Agency staffing decisions should be based on agency 
     workload and the level of funds made available rather than 
     pre-determined formulaic reductions. Decisions to backfill 
     vacant positions should be based on the number of staff with 
     the combination of skills and qualifications necessary to 
     carry out the agency's mission within available funding 
     levels. The OMB Director shall report within 60 days of 
     enactment of this Act to the House and the Senate 
     Appropriations Committees on any agencies not adhering to the 
     policies mentioned above.
       The head of each agency, as defined in section 306(f) of 
     title 5, should, in preparing funding requests as part of the 
     President's annual budget, and in consultation with the 
     Government Accountability Office, directly link the agency's 
     performance plan under 31 U.S.C. 1115(b) and performance 
     goals designated as agency priority goals under 31 U.S.C. 
     1120(b) to such funding requests. Performance measures in 
     future budget justifications should clearly demonstrate the 
     extent to which performance reporting under 31 U.S.C 1116 
     demonstrates that prior year investments in programs, 
     projects, and activities are tied to progress toward 
     achieving performance and priority goals and include 
     estimates for how proposed investments will contribute to 
     additional progress. In particular, performance measures 
     should examine outcome measures, output measures, efficiency 
     measures and customer service measures as defined in 31 U.S.C 
     1115(h).
       The OMB is directed to issue guidance, consistent with 
     section 735 of division D of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 
     2009, Public Law 111-8, and section 739(a)(1) of division D 
     of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-
     161), and section 327 of the 2008 National Defense 
     Authorization Act (Public Law 110-181), regarding use of 
     direct conversions to contract out, in whole or in part, 
     activities or functions last performed by Federal employees.
       In lieu of House report language regarding the submission 
     of quarterly reports on obligations by object class and full-
     time equivalents (FTE), OMB is directed to submit quarterly 
     reports to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on 
     personnel and obligations consisting of on-board staffing 
     levels, estimated staffing levels by office for the remainder 
     of the fiscal year, total obligations incurred to date, and 
     estimated total obligations for the remainder of the fiscal 
     year.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $22,750,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The agreement 
     modifies a House reporting requirement relating to the 
     Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy by directing the 
     strategy to be publicly available within 120 days of 
     enactment of this Act.


                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $238,522,000 for the High Intensity Drug 
     Trafficking Areas Program.


                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $105,394,000 for Other Federal Drug 
     Control Programs. The agreement allocates funds among 
     specific programs as follows:

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Drug-Free Communities Program..............................   92,000,000
    (Training..............................................   2,000,000)
Drug court training and technical assistance...............    1,400,000
Anti-Doping activities.....................................    8,750,000
World Anti-Doping Agency (U.S. membership dues)............    1,994,000
Discretionary Grants as authorized by PL 109-469, section      1,250,000
 1105......................................................
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              Information Technology Oversight and Reform


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $8,000,000 for Office of Management and 
     Budget (OMB) information technology oversight and reform 
     activities. The bill continues language requiring the 
     submission of quarterly reports outlining the savings 
     achieved through the Administration's information technology 
     reform efforts.
       Over the past few years, the Administration has had some 
     successes improving the development of information technology 
     projects through the use of TechStats and the IT dashboard. 
     The Administration is looking for and achieving savings in 
     existing programs through data center consolidation, the use 
     of cloud computing, and PortfolioStat.
       However, failures in the development of information 
     technology systems historically have been embarrassingly 
     pervasive throughout the Federal government. Processes need 
     to be improved to ensure that these failures do not continue. 
     The experience that citizens have engaging with the Federal 
     government using information technology must be improved. 
     Using information technology to engage citizens can be a 
     powerful and efficient tool but only if the systems work and 
     citizens have confidence in them.
       Therefore, OMB is directed to submit a report, no later 
     than 180 days after enactment of this Act, to the House and 
     Senate Appropriations Committees on how the oversight 
     processes for the development of information technology 
     systems can be improved. OMB should have processes in place 
     to monitor closely the development of systems that are 
     critical to the functioning of the Federal government, 
     particularly those that are high-cost, high-risk, or high-
     priority. The report shall also discuss steps to improve the 
     accuracy of information reported in the IT dashboard.

                          Unanticipated Needs

       The bill provides $800,000 for Unanticipated Needs.

                         Data-Driven Innovation


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes $2,000,000 for Data-Driven Innovation to 
     improve the use of data and evidence to increase the 
     effectiveness and efficiency of government programs. The bill 
     includes language requiring the Office of Management and 
     Budget to regularly report to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and the Government Accountability 
     Office on the goals, objectives, performance and evaluation 
     of the activities funded under this heading.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $4,319,000 for salaries and expenses to 
     enable the Vice President to provide special assistance to 
     the President.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $305,000 for operating expenses for the 
     official residence of the Vice President.

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


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides the following Administrative Provisions 
     under this title:
       Section 201 provides transfer authority among various 
     Executive Office of the President accounts.
       Section 202 requires OMB to report on the costs of 
     implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
     Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).
       Section 203 requires a detailed narrative and financial 
     plan for Office of National Drug Control Policy funds.
       Section 204 provides transfer authority among Office of 
     National Drug Control Policy accounts.
       Section 205 governs reprogramming of Office of National 
     Drug Control Policy funds.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $72,625,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Supreme Court. In addition, the bill provides 
     mandatory costs as authorized by current law for the salaries 
     of the chief justice and associate justices of the court.


                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

       The bill provides $11,158,000 for the care of the Supreme 
     Court building and grounds.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $29,600,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal 
     Circuit. In addition, the bill provides mandatory costs as 
     authorized by current law for the salaries of the chief judge 
     and judges of the court.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $19,200,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the United States Court of International Trade. In 
     addition, the bill provides mandatory costs as authorized by 
     current law for the salaries of the chief judge and judges of 
     the court.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $4,658,830,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other 
     Judicial Services. In addition, the bill provides mandatory 
     costs as authorized by current law for the salaries of 
     circuit and district judges (including judges of the 
     territorial courts of the United States), bankruptcy judges, 
     and justices and judges retired from office or from regular 
     active service. The bill also provides $5,327,000 from the 
     Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
       The bill provides not to exceed $50,000,000 for cost 
     containment initiatives and includes language prohibiting the 
     obligation of funds until the Director of the Administrative 
     Office of the United States Courts has submitted an analysis 
     to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees outlining 
     how the future year savings estimated to occur as a result of 
     each initiative will exceed the up-front costs. The funds are 
     provided to pay up-front costs associated with information 
     technology and facilities projects that, when implemented, 
     will reduce costs and result in lower future funding 
     requests. For information technology projects, the Director's 
     analysis is expected to include potential costs and savings 
     in areas such as staffing, facilities, energy, operations and 
     maintenance, contracting and equipment. For facilities 
     initiatives, the Director's analysis is expected to outline 
     how the project will increase space utilization rates (the 
     number of staff per square foot) and decrease rental 
     payments. The costs of these initiatives are expected to be 
     recaptured in less than five years.
       The Judicial Conference is directed to develop a space 
     management plan. There are concerns relating to the cost and 
     amount of space occupied by the Judiciary. In spite of 
     staffing reductions in recent years, during fiscal year 2014 
     the Court of Appeals, District Courts and Other Judicial 
     Services, Salaries and Expenses account is estimated to 
     occupy an additional 78,000 square feet. Still, it is 
     recognized that the Judiciary cannot reduce its space 
     footprint in the short-term. There are previously approved 
     projects in process that will add square footage to the 
     Judiciary's space footprint between fiscal year 2014 and 
     fiscal year 2018. The Judiciary does have valid new space 
     needs due to deteriorating and unsafe buildings and new 
     courthouse construction projects may be funded and authorized 
     in future years. However, the Judiciary is directed to 
     develop a plan to manage its space rental costs and the 
     Judicial Conference is directed to develop a plan to reduce 
     its space footprint. This plan should include identifying 
     opportunities to reduce the amount of square footage under 
     commercial lease; increasing occupancy rates by using space 
     more efficiently as a result of changing work styles and 
     staffing reductions; and reducing the amount of square 
     footage in aging and energy-inefficient buildings. The 
     Judiciary is expected to optimize occupancy rates to the 
     maximum extent possible when developing plans to replace 
     aging courthouses or perform major alteration projects.
       The bill provides the Judiciary with additional resources 
     for the costs associated with reducing the space footprint.
       The General Services Administration is directed to work 
     collaboratively with the Judiciary to accept space that the 
     Judiciary identifies for release and to find tenants for that 
     space in a timely manner.
       The Judiciary shall provide an initial space reduction plan 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within 
     90 days of enactment of this Act.


                           DEFENDER SERVICES

       The bill provides $1,044,394,000 for Defender Services.


                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

       The bill provides $53,891,000 for Fees of Jurors and 
     Commissioners. The agreement provides the Judiciary with its 
     most current estimate of costs for this account.


                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $497,500,000 for Court Security.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $81,200,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $26,200,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Federal Judicial Center.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $16,200,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the United States Sentencing Commission.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following administrative provisions:
       Section 301 makes funds appropriated for salaries and 
     expenses available for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.

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       Section 302 provides transfer authority among Judiciary 
     appropriations.
       Section 303 permits not more than $11,000 to be used for 
     official reception and representation expenses of the 
     Judicial Conference.
       Section 304 extends through fiscal year 2014 the delegation 
     of authority to the Judiciary for contracts for repairs of 
     less than $100,000.
       Section 305 continues a pilot program where the United 
     States Marshals Service provides perimeter security services 
     at selected courthouses.
       Section 306 provides certain contracting authorities to the 
     three remaining judicial branch entities without them.
       Section 307 extends temporary judgeships in the eastern 
     district of Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, the central district 
     of California, Hawaii, the northern district of Alabama, the 
     southern district of Florida, New Mexico, and the eastern 
     district of Texas.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

       The bill provides $30,000,000 for District of Columbia 
     resident tuition support.


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

       The bill provides $23,800,000 for emergency planning and 
     security costs in the District of Columbia. The bill 
     designates $8,920,000 for reimbursement of the costs of 
     providing public safety associated with the 57th Presidential 
     Inauguration.


           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

       The bill provides $232,812,000 for the District of Columbia 
     Courts. Within the amount provided, $13,374,000 is for the 
     District of Columbia Court of Appeals; $114,921,000 is for 
     the District of Columbia Superior Court; $69,155,000 is for 
     the District of Columbia Court System; and $35,362,000 is for 
     capital improvements for District of Columbia court 
     facilities. The bill provides language to enable the District 
     of Columbia Courts to offer buy-outs to its employees.


  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

       The bill provides $49,890,000 for Defender Services in 
     District of Columbia Courts.


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

       The bill provides $226,484,000 to the Court Services and 
     Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia. 
     Within the amount provided, $167,269,000 is for Community 
     Supervision and Sex Offender Registration and $59,215,000 is 
     for the Pretrial Services Agency for the District of 
     Columbia.


  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

       The bill provides $40,607,000 for the District of Columbia 
     Public Defender Service.


 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

       The bill provides $14,000,000 for the District of Columbia 
     Water and Sewer Authority.


      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

       The bill provides $1,800,000 for the Criminal Justice 
     Coordinating Council.


                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS

       The bill provides $500,000 for Judicial Commissions. Within 
     the amount provided, $295,000 is for the Commission on 
     Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, and $205,000 is for the 
     Judicial Nomination Commission.


                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

       The bill provides $48,000,000 for school improvement in the 
     District of Columbia, in accordance with the provisions of 
     the SOAR Act (P.L. 112-10).


      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD

       The bill provides $375,000 for the Major General David F. 
     Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention 
     and College Access Program.


         FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR TESTING AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS

       The bill provides $5,000,000 for the purpose of HIV/AIDS 
     testing and treatment.

                       District of Columbia Funds

       The bill provides authority for the District of Columbia to 
     spend its local funds in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2014 
     Budget Request Act of 2013.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

             Administrative Conference of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $3,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2015, for the Administrative Conference of the 
     United States.

               Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $150,000 for the Christopher Columbus 
     Fellowship Foundation. This is intended to be the final 
     appropriation to the Foundation.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill includes $118,000,000 for the Consumer Product 
     Safety Commission (CPSC).
       The bill includes language making technical corrections to 
     the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and 
     provides $1,000,000 to be available until expended, for the 
     pool and spa safety grants program established by the 
     Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
       The Government Accountability Office is directed to conduct 
     a study, within 240 days after enactment, of the ability of 
     the CPSC to respond quickly to emerging consumer product 
     safety hazards using authorities under sections 7, 8, and 9 
     of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2056, 2057, and 
     2058), section 3 of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (15 
     U.S.C. 1262), and section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act (15 
     U.S.C. 1193). The study shall result in a report to the House 
     and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the results of the 
     study including an assessment of whether--(1) the Commission 
     requires any additional authorities to respond to new and 
     emerging consumer product safety hazards in a timely manner; 
     and (2) any resources would be required to implement such 
     additional authorities and achieve appropriate  remedies for 
     new and emerging consumer product safety hazards. An 
     update on the results of the study shall be provided 
     within 150 days of enactment.

      Administrative Provision--Consumer Product Safety Commission

       Section 501 makes technical corrections to the Virginia 
     Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $10,000,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Election Assistance Commission. This includes 
     $1,900,000 to be transferred to the National Institute of 
     Standards and Technology.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides includes $339,844,000 for the salaries 
     and expenses of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 
     This includes $300,000 for consultation with federally 
     recognized Indian tribes, Alaskan Native villages, and 
     entities related to Hawaiian Home Lands, and $11,090,000 for 
     the FCC Office of Inspector General. The bill provides that 
     $339,844,000 be derived from offsetting collections, 
     resulting in no net appropriation.
       Inflight Mobile Services.--The FCC is considering a 
     rulemaking which would allow passengers to use mobile 
     wireless devices during flight. The FCC can only determine on 
     a technological basis whether this is possible without 
     creating interference, and cannot determine the social or 
     security implications. The FCC is directed to consult with 
     the Secretaries of Transportation and Homeland Security, and 
     the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to a final 
     rulemaking. The Chairman of the FCC shall keep the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations apprised of any 
     developments in this rulemaking.


      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

       The bill includes the following administrative provisions 
     for the Federal Communications Commission:
       Section 510 extends an exemption for the Universal Service 
     Fund.
       Section 511 prohibits the FCC from changing rules governing 
     the Universal Service Fund regarding single connection or 
     primary line restrictions.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The bill provides a transfer of $34,568,000 to fund the 
     Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Federal Deposit 
     Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The OIG's appropriations are 
     derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund and the FSLIC 
     Resolution Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $65,791,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Federal Election Commission.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $25,500,000 for the Federal Labor 
     Relations Authority.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $298,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This 
     appropriation is partially offset by premerger filing fees 
     estimated at $103,300,000 and $15,000,000 from fees to 
     implement the Telemarketing Sales Rule.
       The FTC should continue their work monitoring price 
     manipulation and anticompetitive behavior in the oil and 
     natural gas markets. The FTC is expected to work with other 
     agencies with relevant jurisdiction on this important issue 
     to protect against price gouging in this area.

                    General Services Administration

       Takings and Exchanges.--Using existing statutory 
     authorities (sections 543 and 581(c)(1) of title 40, U.S.C., 
     and section 412 of division H of Public Law 108-447), the 
     General Services Administration (GSA) has been working to 
     dispose of properties that no longer meet the needs of 
     Federal agencies in exchange for assets of like value. GSA 
     also has the statutory authority to take properties (sections 
     3113 and 3114 of title 40, U.S.C.). In order to provide 
     increased transparency for the use of these authorities, the 
     Administrator is directed to report to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees not later than 30 days after the 
     end of each quarter on the use of these authorities.

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     The report shall include a description of all takings and 
     exchange actions that occurred during the most recently 
     completed quarter of the fiscal year, including the costs, 
     benefits, and risks for each action. The report shall also 
     include the planned use of takings and exchange authorities 
     during the remainder of the fiscal year, including the costs, 
     benefits, and risks of each action.
       Training.--GSA shall submit to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees a report not later than 90 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act describing completed 
     and planned staff training involving an overnight stay and 
     more than fifty participants for fiscal years 2013 and 2014. 
     The report should state the division and office to which such 
     training is directed, the appropriation account from which 
     funds are provided for such training, the quarter during 
     which the training occurred, the number of employees and 
     managers participating, and the type of training.
       Working Capital Fund.--Within 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit an 
     itemized report to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees on the amount of total funds charged to each 
     office by the Working Capital Fund, including the amount 
     charged for each service provided by the Working Capital Fund 
     to each office and a detailed explanation of how each charge 
     for each service is calculated.
       Bonuses.--GSA shall submit to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees a report not later than 90 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, on bonuses for the 
     prior, current, and budget year by appropriation account. The 
     report should include aggregate totals, designated by 
     component, of the number of executive and non-executive 
     staff, their respective salaries, and the number and dollar 
     amount of bonuses/awards for executive and non-executive 
     staff.
       Integrated Acquisition Environment.--Not later than 30 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator 
     shall submit to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees a report on the cost baseline, governance 
     structure, acquisition strategy, and performance milestones 
     regarding the modernization and consolidation of the 
     Integrated Acquisition Environment.
       State of the Portfolio.--Not later than 45 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit 
     to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees a report on 
     the state of the Public Buildings Service's real estate 
     portfolio for fiscal year 2012 and 2013. The content the 
     report shall be comparable to the tabular information 
     provided in past State of the Portfolio reports, including, 
     but not limited to, the number of leases; the number of 
     buildings; amount of square feet, revenue, expenses by type, 
     and vacant space; top customers by square feet and annual 
     rent; completed new construction, completed major repairs and 
     alterations, and disposals, in total and by region where 
     appropriate.
       FBI Headquarters Consolidation.--This explanatory statement 
     adopts the Senate language regarding FBI Headquarters 
     consolidation, which is expected to result in a full 
     consolidation of FBI Headquarters so that employees currently 
     located at the J. Edgar Hoover building may be co-located 
     with colleagues who are currently spread out across 20 leased 
     offices in the region.


                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides resources from the General Services 
     Administration (GSA) Federal Buildings Fund totaling 
     $9,370,042,000.
       Construction and Acquisition.--The bill provides 
     $506,178,000 for construction and acquisition.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
         State                     Description                Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
CA.....................  San Ysidro, United States Land     $128,300,000
                          Port of Entry.
CO.....................  Lakewood, Denver Federal Center      13,938,000
DC.....................  Washington, DHS Consolidation       155,000,000
                          at St. Elizabeths.
PR.....................  San Juan, Federal Bureau of          85,301,000
                          Investigation.
TX.....................  Laredo, United States Land Port      25,786,000
                          of Entry.
VA.....................  Winchester, FBI Central Records      97,853,000
                          Complex.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       In addition, prior to the enactment of this Act, GSA 
     identified prior year resources to reprogram, which the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees approved, for 
     construction of land ports of entry including $97,700,000 for 
     San Ysidro, CA; $35,900,000 for Laredo, TX, and $7,400,000 
     for Columbus, NM. These resources combined with the land 
     ports of entry construction funds provided in this bill fully 
     fund the land port of entry requirements identified in the 
     budget request.
       Repairs and Alterations.--The bill provides $1,076,823,000 
     for repairs and alterations. Funds are provided in the 
     amounts indicated:

 
 
 
Major Repairs and Alterations..................             $593,288,000
Fire and Life Safety Program...................               30,000,000
Energy and Water Retrofit and Conservation                     5,000,000
 Measures......................................
Consolidation Activities.......................               70,000,000
Basic Repairs and Alterations..................              378,535,000
 

       For Major Repairs and Alterations, GSA is directed to 
     submit a detailed plan, by project, regarding the use of 
     funds to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, not 
     later than 45 days after enactment, and to provide 
     notification to the Committees within 15 days prior to any 
     changes in the use of these funds.
       New Construction and Repair.--The bill provides $69,500,000 
     to meet the housing requirements of the Judiciary's Southern 
     District in Mobile, Alabama, as proposed by the Judicial 
     Conference of the United States.
       Installment Acquisition Payments.--The bill provides 
     $109,000,000 for installment acquisition payments.
       Rental of Space.--The bill provides $5,387,109,000 for 
     rental of space.
       Building Operations.--The bill provides $2,221,432,000 for 
     building operations. Within this amount, $1,158,869,000 is 
     for building services and $1,062,563,000 is for salaries and 
     expenses. Up to five percent of the funds may be transferred 
     between these activities upon the advance notification to the 
     House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Administrator shall submit a spend plan, by region, regarding 
     the use of these funds to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees.


                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY

       The bill provides $58,000,000 for General Services 
     Administration (GSA) Government-wide policy activities.
       Green Buildings.--In lieu of the House and Senate report 
     language, GSA is encouraged to implement or use green 
     building certification systems for new construction, major 
     renovations, and existing buildings when the system is a 
     voluntary consensus standard as defined by the National 
     Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-
     113) and OMB Circular A-119 and in accordance with its own 
     recommendations on green building certifications systems 
     pursuant to section 436(h) of the Energy Independence and 
     Security Act of 2007.
       Data.--GSA, through the Office of Government-wide Policy is 
     tasked with collecting data in the areas of fleet, real 
     property, and travel to identify key performance benchmarks 
     and conduct analysis. Agencies are reminded to provide GSA 
     with timely and accurate data to facilitate the reporting of 
     agency performance in these key areas.
       Federal Real Property Report.--Consistent with past 
     practices, the Office of Government-wide Policy shall 
     participate in and support the Federal Real Property Council, 
     maintain the Federal Real Property Profile, which acts as the 
     Federal Government's only database of all real property under 
     the custody or control of executive branch agencies, and post 
     on GSA's public website a Federal Real Property Report for 
     fiscal year 2013.
       Tenants and Building Operations.--GSA shall report by March 
     14, 2014, on how building operations costs are measured and 
     monitored; how these costs are divided among tenant agencies; 
     and to the extent possible tenant agencies can be given 
     greater responsibility for the amount of utilities and 
     building services they use, and therefore, their cost of 
     utilities and building services.


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $63,466,000 for operating expenses. 
     Within the amount provided under this heading, the bill 
     provides $28,000,000 for Real and Personal Property 
     Management and Disposal, $26,500,000 for the Office the 
     Administrator, and $8,966,000 for the Civilian Board of 
     Contract Appeals. Up to five percent of the funds for the 
     Office of the Administrator may be transferred to Real and 
     Personal Property Management and Disposal upon the advance 
     notification to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The bill provides $65,000,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General (OIG).


                       ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $16,000,000 for the Electronic Government 
     Fund. These funds may be transferred to other Federal 
     agencies to carry out the purposes of the Electronic 
     Government Fund, but only after a spending plan and 
     explanation for each project has been submitted to the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees.


           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

       The bill provides $3,550,000 for allowances and office 
     staff for former Presidents.


                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

       The bill provides $34,804,000 for deposit into the Federal 
     Citizens Services Fund (the Fund) and authorizes use of 
     appropriations, revenues and collections in the Fund in an 
     aggregate amount not to exceed $90,000,000.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following provisions:
       Section 520 specifies that funds are available for hire of 
     motor vehicles.
       Section 521 authorizes transfers within the Federal 
     Buildings Fund, with advance approval of the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 522 requires transmittal of a fiscal year 2015 
     request for courthouse construction that meets design guide 
     standards, reflects the priorities in the Judicial Conference 
     5-year construction plan, and includes a standardized 
     courtroom utilization study.
       Section 523 specifies that funds in this Act may not be 
     used to increase the amount of occupiable space or provide 
     services such as cleaning or security for any agency that 
     does not pay the rental charges assessed by GSA.

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       Section 524 permits GSA to pay certain construction-related 
     claims against the Federal Government from savings achieved 
     in other projects.
       Section 525 requires that the delineated area of 
     procurement for leased space match the approved prospectus, 
     unless the Administrator provides an explanatory statement to 
     the appropriate congressional committees.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $750,000 for a payment to the Harry S 
     Truman Scholarship Foundation Trust Fund.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $45,085,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2015, for the salaries and expenses of the 
     Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Within the amount 
     provided, $42,740,000 is a direct appropriation and 
     $2,345,000 is a transfer from the Civil Service Retirement 
     and Disability Fund to adjudicate retirement appeals. In 
     addition, the bill includes language providing MSPB with the 
     authority to accept gifts or donations to carry out the work 
     of the Board.

            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation


            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $2,100,000 for payment to the Morris K. 
     Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund, of which $200,000 
     shall be transferred to the Department of the Interior Office 
     of Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations.


                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

       The bill provides includes $3,400,000 for payment to the 
     Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.

              National Archives And Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       The bill provides $370,000,000 for the operating expenses 
     of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The bill provides $4,130,000 for NARA's Office of Inspector 
     General.


                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

       The bill provides $8,000,000 for repairs and restoration.


 National Historical Publications And Records Commission Grants Program

       The bill provides $4,500,000 for the National Historical 
     Publications and Records Commission grant program.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

       The bill limits administrative expenses to $1,250,000 and 
     provides for authorized lending.


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

       The bill provides $1,200,000 for the Community Development 
     Revolving Loan Fund.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $15,325,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Office of Government Ethics.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

       The bill provides $214,335,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Within the amount 
     provided, $95,757,000 is a direct appropriation and 
     $118,578,000 is a transfer from OPM trust funds.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

       The bill provides $26,024,000 for salaries and expenses of 
     the Office of Inspector General. Within the amount provided, 
     $4,684,000 is a direct appropriation and $21,340,000 is a 
     transfer from OPM trust funds.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill includes $20,639,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Office of Special Counsel. In addition, the bill 
     provides $125,000 in unobligated balances for obligations 
     incurred in fiscal year 2014.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $14,152,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $3,100,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

             Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $20,000,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.

                   Securities And Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $1,350,000,000 for the Securities and 
     Exchange Commission (SEC). The bill provides $44,353,000 for 
     the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, and stipulates 
     that $1,350,000,000 be derived from offsetting collections 
     resulting in no net appropriation. The bill provides that the 
     SEC Office of Inspector General shall receive no less than 
     $7,092,000.
       In its written notifications to Congress regarding amounts 
     obligated from the Reserve Fund as required by 15 U.S.C. 
     78d(i)(3), the SEC shall specify: 1) the balance in the fund 
     remaining available after the obligation is deducted; 2) the 
     estimated total cost of the project for which amounts are 
     being deducted; 3) the total amount for all projects that 
     have withdrawn funding from the Reserve Fund since fiscal 
     year 2012; and 4) the estimated amount, per project, that 
     will be required to complete all ongoing projects which use 
     funding derived from the Reserve Fund.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $22,900,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the Selective Service System.

                     Small Business Administration


                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

       The bill provides $196,165,000 for SBA Entrepreneurial 
     Development Programs. The SBA is directed that no less than 
     the following amounts shall be dedicated to the following SBA 
     non-credit programs:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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Veterans Programs..........................................   $2,500,000
7(j) Technical Assistance Programs.........................    2,790,000
Small Business Development Centers.........................  113,625,000
SCORE......................................................    7,000,000
Women's Business Centers...................................   14,000,000
Women's Business Council...................................    1,000,000
Native American Outreach...................................    2,000,000
Microloan Technical Assistance.............................   20,000,000
PRIME......................................................    3,500,000
HUBZone....................................................    2,250,000
Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (Clusters)..........    5,000,000
Boots to Business..........................................    7,000,000
Entrepreneurship Education.................................    5,000,000
Growth Accelerators........................................    2,500,000
State Trade and Export Promotion [STEP]....................    8,000,000
    Total, non-credit programs.............................  195,165,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $250,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Small Business Administration (SBA).


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The bill provides $19,000,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General of the Small Business Administration.


                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

       The bill provides $8,750,000 for the Office of Advocacy.


                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $263,160,000 for the Business Loans 
     Program Account. Of the amount provided, $4,600,000 is for 
     the cost of direct loans in the microloan program, 
     $107,000,000 is for the cost of guaranteed loans, and 
     $151,560,000 is for administrative expenses to carry out the 
     direct and guaranteed loan programs which may be transferred 
     to and merged with Salaries and Expenses.


                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes $191,900,000 for the administrative costs 
     of the Disaster Loans Program Account. The bill does not 
     include Senate language regarding section 251(b)(2)(D) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.


        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following administrative provision 
     for the Small Business Administration.
       Section 530 concerns transfer authority and availability of 
     funds.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

       The bill provides $70,751,000 for a payment to the Postal 
     Service Fund. This is an advance appropriation for fiscal 
     year 2015 to continue free mail for the blind and overseas 
     voting.

                      Office Of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $241,468,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $53,453,000 for the salaries and expenses 
     of the United States Tax Court.

     TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

       The bill includes the following provisions:
       Section 601 prohibits paying expenses or otherwise 
     compensating non-Federal parties in regulatory or 
     adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
       Section 602 prohibits obligations beyond the current fiscal 
     year and transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
     herein.
       Section 603 limits consulting service expenditures to 
     contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public 
     record, with exceptions.
       Section 604 prohibits funds from being transferred to any 
     department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States 
     without express authority provided in this or any other 
     appropriations Act.

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       Section 605 prohibits the use of funds to engage in 
     activities that would prohibit the enforcement of section 307 
     of the 1930 Tariff Act.
       Section 606 prohibits funds from being expended unless the 
     recipient agrees to comply with the Buy American Act.
       Section 607 prohibits funding to a person or entity 
     convicted of violating the Buy American Act.
       Section 608 provides reprogramming authority and requires 
     agencies to submit financial plans to the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 609 provides that not to exceed 50 percent of 
     unobligated balances from salaries and expenses may remain 
     available for certain purposes.
       Section 610 prohibits funds for 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 circumstances involving 
     national security.
       Section 611 requires that cost accounting standards not 
     apply to a contract under the Federal Employees Health 
     Benefits Program.
       Section 612 permits the Office of Personnel Management to 
     accept funds related to nonforeign area cost of living 
     allowances.
       Section 613 prohibits the expenditure of funds for 
     abortions under the Federal Employees Health Benefits 
     Program.
       Section 614 provides an exemption from section 613 if the 
     life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result 
     of an act of rape or incest.
       Section 615 waives restrictions on the purchase of non-
     domestic articles, materials, and supplies for information 
     technology acquired by the Federal Government.
       Section 616 prohibits the acceptance by any regulatory 
     agency or commission 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 agency or commission.
       Section 617 permits the SEC and CFTC to fund a joint 
     advisory committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues, 
     notwithstanding section 708 of this Act.
       Section 618 requires certain agencies to provide quarterly 
     reports on unobligated prior year balances.
       Section 619 requires agencies covered by this Act with 
     independent leasing authority to consult with the General 
     Services Administration before seeking new office space or 
     making alterations to existing office space.
       Section 620 prohibits funds for the Federal Trade 
     Commission to complete the draft report on food marketed to 
     children unless certain requirements are met.
       Section 621 prohibits funds for certain positions.
       Section 622 prohibits funds to any corporation with certain 
     unpaid Federal tax liabilities unless the agency has 
     considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and 
     made a determination that further action is not necessary to 
     protect the interests of the Government.
       Section 623 prohibits funds to any corporation that was 
     convicted of a felony criminal violation within the preceding 
     24 months unless the agency has considered suspension or 
     debarment of the corporation and made a determination that 
     further action is not necessary to protect the interests of 
     the Government.
       Section 624 provides funding for several appropriated 
     mandatory accounts. These are accounts where authorizing 
     language requires the payment of funds. The budget request 
     assumes the following estimated cost for the programs 
     addressed in this provision: $450,000 for Compensation of the 
     President including $50,000 for expenses, $126,931,000 for 
     the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial Officers' Retirement 
     Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the United 
     States Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund), 
     $11,404,000,000 for the Government Payment for Annuitants, 
     Employee Health Benefits, $53,000,000 for the Government 
     Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
     $9,178,000,000 for Payment to the Civil Service Retirement 
     and Disability Fund.
       Section 625 limits funds made available for terrestrial 
     broadband operations.
       Section 626 provides authority for the Public Company 
     Accounting Oversight Board to obligate funds for a 
     scholarship program.
       Section 627 amends reporting requirements under the 
     American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
       Section 628 rescinds $25,000,000 from the Securities and 
     Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by the Dodd-
     Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following provisions:
       Section 701 requires all agencies to have a written policy 
     for ensuring a drug-free workplace.
       Section 702 sets specific limits on the cost of passenger 
     vehicles with exceptions for police, heavy duty, electric 
     hybrid and clean fuels vehicles.
       Section 703 makes appropriations available for quarters/
     cost-of-living allowances.
       Section 704 prohibits the use of appropriated funds to 
     compensate officers or employees of the Federal Government in 
     the continental United States unless they are citizens of the 
     United States or qualify under other specified exceptions.
       Section 705 ensures that appropriations made available to 
     any department or agency for space, services and rental 
     charges shall also be available for payment to the General 
     Services Administration.
       Section 706 allows 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 707 allows funds for administrative expenses of 
     government corporations and certain agencies to also be 
     available for rent in the District of Columbia, services 
     under 5 U.S.C. 3109, and the objects specified under this 
     head.
       Section 708 prohibits funds for interagency financing of 
     boards (with exception), commissions, councils, committees or 
     similar groups to receive multi-agency funding without prior 
     statutory approval.
       Section 709 precludes funds for regulations which have been 
     disapproved by joint resolution.
       Section 710 limits the amount of funds that can be used for 
     redecoration of offices under certain circumstances to 
     $5,000, unless advance notice is transmitted to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 711 allows for interagency funding of national 
     security and emergency preparedness telecommunications 
     initiatives.
       Section 712 requires agencies to certify that a Schedule C 
     appointment was not created solely or primarily to detail the 
     employee to the White House.
       Section 713 prohibits the salary payment of any employee 
     who prohibits, threatens, prevents or otherwise penalizes 
     another employee from communicating with Congress.
       Section 714 prohibits Federal employee training not 
     directly related to the performance of official duties.
       Section 715 prohibits executive branch agencies from using 
     funds for propaganda or publicity purposes in support or 
     defeat of legislative initiatives.
       Section 716 prohibits any Federal agency from disclosing an 
     employee's home address to any labor organization, absent 
     employee authorization or court order.
       Section 717 prohibits funds to be used to provide non-
     public information such as mailing, electronic mailing, or 
     telephone lists to any person or organization outside the 
     government without the approval of the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 718 prohibits the use of funds for propaganda and 
     publicity purposes not authorized by Congress.
       Section 719 directs agency employees to use official time 
     in an honest effort to perform official duties.
       Section 720 authorizes the use of funds to finance an 
     appropriate share of the Federal Accounting Standards 
     Advisory Board administrative costs.
       Section 721 authorizes the transfer of funds to the General 
     Services Administration to finance an appropriate share of 
     various government-wide boards and councils under certain 
     conditions.
       Section 722 permits breastfeeding in a Federal building or 
     on Federal property if the woman and child are authorized to 
     be there.
       Section 723 permits interagency funding of the National 
     Science and Technology Council and requires the Office of 
     Management and Budget to provide a report to the House and 
     Senate on the budget and resources of the National Science 
     and Technology Council.
       Section 724 requires that the Federal forms that are used 
     in distributing Federal funds to a State must indicate the 
     agency providing the funds, the Federal Domestic Assistance 
     Number, and the amount provided.
       Section 725 prohibits 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 726 requires health plans participating in the 
     Federal Employees Health Benefits Program to provide 
     contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to certain 
     religious plans.
       Section 727 recognizes the United States is committed to 
     ensuring the health of the Olympic, Pan American and 
     Paralympic athletes, and supports the strict adherence to 
     antidoping in sport activities.
       Section 728 allows 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 729 prohibits funds for implementation of the 
     Office of Personnel Management regulations limiting detailees 
     to the Legislative Branch or implementing limitations on the 
     Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship Program.
       Section 730 restricts the use of funds for Federal law 
     enforcement training facilities with an exception for the 
     Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
       Section 731 prohibits 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 732 prohibits funds from being used in 
     contravention of the Privacy Act or associated regulations.
       Section 733 prohibits funds in this or any other Act to be 
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     preceded this Act or the Secretary grants a waiver in the 
     interest of national security.
       Section 734 requires agencies to pay a fee to the Office of 
     Personnel Management for processing retirements of employees 
     who separate under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or 
     who receive Voluntary Separation Incentive payments.
       Section 735 prohibits funds to require any entity 
     submitting an offer for a Federal contract to disclose 
     political contributions.
       Section 736 prohibits funds for the painting of a portrait 
     of an employee of the Federal government including the 
     President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress, the head 
     of an executive branch agency, or the head of an office of 
     the legislative branch.
       Section 737 prohibits funds to begin or announce a study or 
     public-private competition regarding conversion to contractor 
     performance pursuant to OMB Circular A-76.
       Section 738 requires the Office of Management and Budget to 
     submit a crosscut budget report on Great Lakes restoration 
     activities not later than 45 days after the submission of the 
     budget of the President to Congress.
       Section 739 prohibits agencies from using funds to 
     implement regulations changing the competitive areas under 
     reductions-in-force for Federal employees.
       Section 740 limits the pay increases of certain prevailing 
     rate employees.
       Section 741 eliminates automatic statutory pay increases 
     for the Vice President, political appointees paid under the 
     executive schedule, ambassadors who are not career members of 
     the Foreign Service, politically appointed (noncareer) Senior 
     Executive Service employees, and any other senior political 
     appointee paid at or above level IV of the executive 
     schedule.
       Section 742 requires reports to Inspectors General 
     concerning expenditures for agency conferences.
       Section 743 prohibits the use of funds for the elimination 
     or reduction of a program or project unless such change is 
     made pursuant to reprogramming or transfer provisions.
       Section 744 declares references to ``this Act'' contained 
     in any title other than title IV or VIII shall not apply to 
     such titles IV or VIII.
       Poverty is far too prevalent in the United States. Congress 
     and the Administration should work together to implement 
     policies, inter-agency efforts, and support proven anti-
     poverty programs that reduce the existence of poverty and the 
     suffering associated with it.

          TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes the following general provisions for the 
     District of Columbia:
       Section 801 allows the use of local funds for making 
     refunds or paying judgments against the District of Columbia 
     government.
       Section 802 prohibits the use of Federal funds for 
     publicity or propaganda designed to support or defeat 
     legislation before Congress or any State legislature.
       Section 803 establishes reprogramming procedures for 
     Federal funds.
       Section 804 prohibits the use of Federal funds for the 
     salaries and expenses of a shadow U.S. Senator or U.S. 
     Representative.
       Section 805 places restrictions on the use of District of 
     Columbia government vehicles.
       Section 806 prohibits 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 807 prohibits the use of Federal funds in this Act 
     to distribute, for the purpose of preventing the spread of 
     blood borne pathogens, sterile needles or syringes in any 
     location that has been determined by local public health 
     officials or local law enforcement authorities to be 
     inappropriate for such distribution.
       Section 808 concerns a ``conscience clause'' on legislation 
     that pertains to contraceptive coverage by health insurance 
     plans.
       Section 809 prohibits the use of Federal funds to legalize 
     or reduce penalties associated with the possession, use or 
     distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled 
     Substances Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
       Section 810 prohibits the use of funds for abortion except 
     in the cases of rape or incest or if necessary to save the 
     life of the mother.
       Section 811 requires the CFO to submit a revised operating 
     budget no later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of 
     this Act for agencies the CFO certifies as requiring a 
     reallocation in order to address unanticipated program needs.
       Section 812 requires the CFO to submit a revised operating 
     budget for the District of Columbia Public Schools, no later 
     than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act, that 
     aligns schools, budgets to actual enrollment.
       Section 813 allows for transfers of local funds between 
     operating funds and capital and enterprise funds.
       Section 814 prohibits the obligation of Federal funds 
     beyond the current fiscal year and transfers of funds unless 
     expressly provided herein.
       Section 815 provides that not to exceed 50 percent of 
     unobligated balances from Federal appropriations for salaries 
     and expenses may remain available for certain purposes. This 
     provision will apply to the District of Columbia Courts, the 
     Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and the 
     District of Columbia Public Defender Service.
       Section 816 appropriates local funds during fiscal year 
     2015 if there is an absence of a continuing resolution or 
     regular appropriation for the District of Columbia. Funds are 
     provided under the same authorities and conditions and in the 
     same manner and extent as provided for fiscal year 2014.
       Section 817 specifies that references to ``this Act'' in 
     this title or title IV are treated as referring only to the 
     provisions of this title and title IV.

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  DIVISION F--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

       The following is an explanation of the effects of Division 
     F, which makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
     Security for fiscal year 2014. Unless otherwise noted, 
     reference to the House and Senate reports are to House Report 
     113-91 and Senate Report 113-77, respectively. The language 
     and allocations contained in the House and Senate reports 
     should be complied with and carry the same weight as the 
     language included in this explanatory statement, unless 
     specifically addressed to the contrary in the final bill or 
     this explanatory statement. While repeating some report 
     language for emphasis, this explanatory statement does not 
     intend to negate the language referred to above unless 
     expressly provided herein. When this explanatory statement 
     refers to the Committees or the Committees on Appropriations, 
     this reference is to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on 
     Homeland Security and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee 
     on the Department of Homeland Security. In cases where the 
     explanatory statement directs the submission of a report or a 
     briefing, such report or briefing shall be provided to the 
     Committees not later than April 15, 2014, unless otherwise 
     directed. Reports and briefings that are required by the 
     House and Senate reports are due on the dates specified or, 
     in instances where the date specified occurred prior to the 
     date of enactment of this Act, the report or briefing shall 
     be due not later than April 15, 2014.
       This explanatory statement refers to certain laws and 
     organizations as follows: the Implementing Recommendations of 
     the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53, is 
     referenced as the 9/11 Act; the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, is 
     referenced as the Stafford Act; the Department of Homeland 
     Security is referenced as DHS or the Department; the 
     Government Accountability Office is referenced as GAO; and 
     the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland 
     Security is referenced as OIG. In addition, any reference to 
     ``full-time equivalents'' shall be referred to as FTE; any 
     reference to the DHS ``Working Capital Fund'' shall be 
     referred to as WCF; any reference to ``program, project, and 
     activity'' shall be referred to as PPA; and any reference to 
     ``the Secretary'' shall be interpreted to mean the Secretary 
     of Homeland Security.

                          Classified Programs

       Recommended adjustments to classified programs are 
     addressed in a classified annex accompanying this explanatory 
     statement.

            TITLE I--DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

            Office of the Secretary and Executive Management

       A total of $122,350,000 is provided for the Office of the 
     Secretary and Executive Management (OSEM). Not to exceed 
     $45,000 of the funds provided under this heading shall be for 
     official reception and representation expenses. The amount 
     provided for this appropriation by PPA is as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Budget estimate    Final bill
                                                ($000)          ($000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate Office of the Secretary.......             $4,128       $4,050
Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary              1,822        1,750
Office of the Chief of Staff............              2,200        2,050
Executive Secretary.....................              7,603        7,400
Office of Policy........................             27,815       36,500
Office of Public Affairs................              8,661        8,550
Office of Legislative Affairs...........              5,498        5,350
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.....              2,518        2,250
Office of General Counsel...............             21,000       19,750
Office for Civil Rights and Civil                    21,678       21,500
 Liberties..............................
Citizenship and Immigration Services                  5,344        5,250
 Ombudsman..............................
Privacy Officer.........................              8,143        7,950
Office of International Affairs.........              7,626  ...........
Office of State and Local Law                           852  ...........
 Enforcement............................
Private Sector Office...................              1,666  ...........
                                         -------------------------------
  Total, Office of the Secretary and               $126,554     $122,350
   Executive Management.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           Expenditure Plans

       As mandated by the bill, the Secretary shall submit, not 
     later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     expenditure plans for fiscal year 2014 for the Office of 
     Policy, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office 
     for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (OCRCL), the Citizenship 
     and Immigration Services Ombudsman, and the Privacy Officer. 
     New bill language is included requiring submittal of annual 
     expenditure plans for these offices concurrent with the 
     submittal of the President's budget request for fiscal year 
     2015. The Office of Policy shall submit such expenditure 
     plans according to the direction contained in both the House 
     and Senate reports. Unlike previous fiscal years, no funds 
     from OSEM are withheld from obligation until submittal of 
     these expenditure plans to afford the new leadership of the 
     Department an opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the 
     law.

                            Office of Policy

       For the second consecutive year, both the House and Senate 
     deny the request to fund the Office of International Affairs, 
     the Office of State and Local Law Enforcement, and the 
     Private Sector Office via separate budget line items. The 
     bill upholds the House and Senate denials and instead 
     continues to provide funding for these offices within the 
     Office of Policy. The Assistant Secretary for Policy is 
     directed to display any budgetary savings, efficiencies, or 
     elimination of duplicative functions realized by retaining 
     these three offices within the Office of Policy in the 
     expenditure plan required in the preceding paragraph.

                    Office of International Affairs

       In lieu of the direction contained in the House report, the 
     Office of Policy expenditure plan shall include information 
     on the costs and locations of all DHS attache positions in 
     fiscal year 2014. In addition, the expenditure plan shall 
     include the costs and locations of all DHS secondment 
     positions posted since fiscal year 2008. Further, the DHS 
     Chief Financial Officer (CFO) shall include with the fiscal 
     year 2015 budget justification for the Office of Policy a 
     detailed breakout of funding and funding sources associated 
     with all DHS attache positions and secondment positions 
     across the Department. No funding in fiscal year 2014 is 
     provided for further secondment positions.

                        Office of Public Affairs

       The bill includes a $3,000,000 increase to the Office of 
     Public Affairs to expand the ``If You See Something, Say 
     Something'' public awareness campaign. This increase shall be 
     devoted to expanding and improving efforts to prevent, 
     mitigate, and respond to mass casualty events, including 
     those involving active shooters and improvised explosive 
     devices. Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act, the Office of Public Affairs shall submit to the 
     Committees an expenditure plan for these funds.

              Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

       A total of $21,500,000 is provided for the OCRCL. Included 
     within this amount is a total of $2,394,000 for activities 
     related to 287(g) agreements and Secure Communities. House 
     report language related to avoiding overlap between OCRCL 
     efforts and those of other oversight elements of the 
     Department is affirmed, as is Senate report language 
     requiring a briefing on the use of these funds. In addition, 
     a total of $1,962,000, as requested, is included for OCRCL 
     efforts to counter domestic violent extremism, as noted in 
     the Senate report.

                              Travel Costs

       Per the direction in the House report, the costs of 
     official travel and non-official travel using government 
     aircraft by both the Secretary and Deputy Secretary shall be 
     provided to the Committees quarterly, beginning on April 1, 
     2014. OSEM and the Coast Guard are directed to expeditiously 
     complete an updated memorandum of agreement on the use of 
     Coast Guard Command and Control aircraft, as per the House 
     report. As directed in the House report, the Assistant 
     Secretary for Policy shall submit an annual report on travel 
     by the Office of Policy's political appointees, not later 
     than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year. In addition, 
     the Department is expected to significantly reduce the number 
     of offline travel bookings in fiscal year 2014, as directed 
     in the Senate report. The OIG is directed to examine 
     Department-wide travel costs and to identify excessive 
     expenditures and potential savings.

               Automated Biometric Identification System

       The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is the 
     lead entity in DHS responsible for biometric identity 
     management services and the steward of the Automated 
     Biometric Identification System (IDENT). IDENT, along with 
     the Department of Justice's Integrated Automated Fingerprint 
     Identification System and the Department of Defense's (DoD) 
     Automated Biometric Identification System, enables the U.S. 
     Government to identify and verify individuals through 
     encounters across operations. It is critical to our Nation's 
     security and public safety, as well as to the efficiency and 
     customer service of DHS operations, that DHS enforce policies 
     directing components to use IDENT services where appropriate, 
     including requiring a Department-level decision by DHS for 
     any project or activity that does not adhere to such 
     policies. Further, DHS should prioritize the long-term health 
     and viability of IDENT, which requires modernization in order 
     to meet the needs of DHS and interagency customers.

                 Reception and Representation Expenses

       In recognition of a more constrained budget environment and 
     to limit opportunities for waste and abuse, the 12 percent 
     reduction to reception and representation expenses 
     implemented over the past two fiscal years is maintained. The 
     Department shall review its reception and representation 
     expenses, as directed in the House report, and shall continue 
     the submittal of quarterly reports to the Committees listing 
     obligations for all reception and representation expenses, as 
     directed in the Senate report. The Department shall refrain 
     from using funds available for reception and representation 
     to purchase unnecessary collectables or memorabilia.

                         Event-Related Spending

       Oversight requirements for the Department's event-related 
     spending contained in the House report are superseded by the 
     direction contained in Division E of this Act, pertaining to 
     appropriations for Financial Services and General Government.

                          Performance Metrics

       Direction regarding performance metrics contained within 
     the House report is superseded by the direction contained in 
     Division E of this Act, pertaining to appropriations for 
     Financial Services and General Government.

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                        Anti-Corruption Efforts

       The Deputy Secretary, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and 
     Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs 
     Enforcement (ICE), is directed to submit a report not later 
     than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act 
     outlining efforts to further address the investigation of DHS 
     employee corruption, as detailed in the Senate report. 
     Further, the Department is directed to develop a hiring 
     strategy, as specified in the Senate report, detailing steps 
     for background investigations on potential new hires. The OIG 
     shall review the efficacy of this hiring strategy with 
     respect to integrity and provide relevant input.

           Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

       As detailed in the Senate report, though on an annual 
     rather than semiannual basis, the Department shall report to 
     the Committees each year, concurrent with the submittal of 
     the President's budget request and beginning with the fiscal 
     year 2015 submittal to Congress, on current projects tasked 
     to Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

                                E-Verify

       Unlike previous years, the bill does not include a 
     provision regarding the use of E-Verify for new Federal 
     hires. As per section 402(e) of the Illegal Immigration 
     Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 
     1324a note) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
     Memorandum M-07-21, all Federal hires must be verified 
     through E-Verify. In 2009, the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
     (FAR case 2007-013, Employment Eligibility Verification) was 
     amended to further require Federal contractors to confirm 
     through E-Verify that all of the contractors' new hires and 
     all employees (existing and new) directly performing work 
     under Federal contracts are authorized to work in the United 
     States.

                                  TWIC

       The Department is directed, specifically the Coast Guard 
     and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to take 
     all action necessary to expand Universal Enrollment Centers 
     and, as described in the House report, to successfully 
     complete the security assessment recommended by GAO (GAO-13-
     198) not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act. As required in the Senate report, TSA is directed 
     to remain focused on its efforts to implement the 
     requirements under section 709 of the Coast Guard and 
     Maritime Transportation Act of 2012, and to comply with the 
     statutory deadlines established under that Act. Not later 
     than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
     Administrator of TSA shall submit to the Committees a report 
     on the plan and timeline for implementing the requirements 
     under section 709, to include data regarding processing times 
     for renewals of expired Transportation Worker Identification 
     Credentials (TWIC) and measures being taken to ensure an 
     individual's TWIC is issued within a reasonable period of 
     time.

                        Inflight Mobile Services

       The proposed policy on consumer access to inflight mobile 
     services, permitting personal cell phones to be used by 
     passengers during the course of a flight, would represent a 
     change in longstanding policy that has potential safety and 
     security implications. Accordingly, the Secretary shall 
     consult with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the 
     Secretary of Transportation, and the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation on the safety and security implications, and 
     advise the Chairman of the FCC of any concerns prior to any 
     rulemaking. The Secretary shall report to the Committees not 
     later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act on 
     the specific actions that are being taken as a consequence of 
     those consultations.

                      Unaccompanied Alien Children

       DHS shall support the Department of Health and Human 
     Services (HHS) as it develops, in coordination with OMB and 
     the Department of State, a long-term, interagency strategy on 
     the challenges presented by the growing number of 
     unaccompanied alien children that arrive in the United States 
     each year. DHS shall participate in an interagency briefing 
     led by HHS to the relevant subcommittees of the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations not later than 60 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act on the potential 
     solutions available to better manage this multifaceted issue.

                U.S. Security Interests in the Caribbean

       There are significant concerns about public safety and 
     security in the Caribbean, as outlined in the House report. 
     Consequently, the Secretary shall allocate resources, assets, 
     and personnel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in a 
     manner and to a degree consistent with those concerns. 
     Further, DHS is encouraged to work with DoD to address 
     surveillance capabilities, as specified in the House report 
     under a different heading.

              Office of the Under Secretary for Management

       A total of $196,015,000 is provided for the Office of the 
     Under Secretary for Management (USM). Not to exceed $2,250 of 
     the funds provided under this heading shall be for official 
     reception and representation expenses. Unlike previous fiscal 
     years, no funds from USM are withheld from obligation until 
     submittal of required expenditure plans to afford the new 
     leadership of the Department an opportunity to demonstrate 
     compliance with the law. Reductions to offices within this 
     appropriation are due to disproportionally high lapsed 
     balances at the end of fiscal year 2013 as well as other 
     funding needs across the Department. The amount provided for 
     this appropriation by PPA is as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Budget estimate       Final bill
                                          ($000)             ($000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate Office of the Under                  $2,735             $2,700
 Secretary for Management.........
Office of the Chief Security                   66,025             64,000
 Officer..........................
Office of the Chief Procurement                66,915             65,000
 Officer..........................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal..................            135,675            131,700
Office of the Chief Human Capital
 Officer:
    Salaries and Expenses.........             22,276             22,000
    Human Resources Information                 9,213              7,815
     Technology...................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal..................             31,489             29,815
Office of the Chief Readiness
 Support Officer:
    Salaries and Expenses.........             30,793             30,000
    Nebraska Avenue Complex.......              4,729              4,500
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal..................             35,522             34,500
                                   -------------------------------------
        Total, Office of the Under           $202,686           $196,015
         Secretary for Management.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Headquarters Consolidation

       Pursuant to a general provision in Title V of this Act, 
     $35,000,000 is provided for costs associated with 
     headquarters consolidation and mission support consolidation. 
     Interrelated funding for the headquarters consolidation 
     project is provided within the General Services 
     Administration (GSA) appropriation in Division E of this Act. 
     Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, the USM shall submit to the Committees an expenditure 
     plan detailing how this funding will be allocated, including 
     revised schedule and cost estimates for the headquarters 
     consolidation project. Particularly in light of the 
     inexcusably late submittal of the fiscal year 2013 
     expenditure plan for the headquarters consolidation project, 
     the Department is directed to strictly comply with the 
     required deadline. Quarterly briefings are required on 
     headquarters and mission support consolidation activities, 
     which should highlight any deviation from the expenditure 
     plan.

                      Buy American Act Compliance

       Section 572 of the House bill, related to the origin of 
     U.S. flags purchased by the Department, is not included in 
     the bill. Under current statutory requirements, Departmental 
     procurements must comply with the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 
     Chapter 83) and section 604 of Public Law 111-5 (6 U.S.C. 
     453b). In addition to these requirements, it is expected that 
     the Department will endeavor, consistent with current trade 
     laws, to purchase only U.S. flags that are considered 
     domestic end products. A general provision is included in 
     Title V of this Act requiring the Department to comply with 
     the Buy American Act, consistent with prior DHS 
     Appropriations Acts.

                        Research and Development

       DHS is to comply with language outlined in the House and 
     Senate reports regarding the Department's R&D prioritization 
     and review process and not later than May 1, 2014, both brief 
     the Committees on its schedule and plans for future portfolio 
     reviews and, in accordance with the recommendations in GAO-
     12-837, implement policies and guidance for defining and 
     overseeing R&D department-wide.

                 Office of the Chief Financial Officer

       A total of $46,000,000 is provided for the Office of the 
     Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). Unlike previous fiscal years, 
     no funds from OCFO are withheld from obligation until 
     submittal of required expenditure plans to afford the new 
     leadership of the Department an opportunity to demonstrate 
     compliance with the law. It is assumed that the cost of 
     living adjustment for Federal employees directed by the 
     President for 2014 will be funded from within the amounts 
     provided for each relevant appropriation in this Act.

                    Financial Systems Modernization

       The CFO is directed to continue briefing the Committees at 
     least semiannually on its Financial Systems Modernization 
     (FSM) efforts, as directed in the House and Senate reports. A 
     new general provision is included in Title V of this Act to 
     consolidate funding for the FSM activity and thus enable the 
     Secretary to allocate resources according to fluctuations in 
     the FSM program execution plan. In lieu of the direction in 
     the House report, the CFO shall submit a detailed expenditure 
     plan for FSM not later than 45 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act.

                          Working Capital Fund

       In lieu of the direction in the House report requiring 
     initiatives funded by multiple DHS organizations to be 
     included in the WCF, the Department is instead directed to 
     base inclusion or exclusion of an activity in the WCF on a 
     thorough business case that justifies the efficiency or 
     effectiveness of such inclusion or exclusion. Further, the 
     Department is not required to formally provide justifications 
     to the Committees identifying initiatives or activities that 
     are not included in the WCF. Section 504 of this Act 
     eliminates the longstanding requirement that the WCF is 
     subject to the reprogramming requirements contained in 
     section 503 of this Act and instead directs quarterly 
     reporting on obligations, expenditures, and the projected 
     annual operating level for each WCF activity. In addition, 
     the Department shall notify

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     the Committees when an initiative or activity is added to or 
     removed from the WCF. These changes will provide increased 
     insight into the real-time operations of the WCF and provide 
     Congress the information necessary to conduct robust 
     oversight.

                      Annual Budget Justifications

       The CFO is directed to ensure that fiscal year 2015 budget 
     justifications for classified and unclassified budgets of all 
     Department components are submitted concurrently with the 
     President's budget submission to Congress, as directed in 
     both the House and Senate reports. The justifications shall 
     include detailed information and explanations that reflect 
     the requirements set forth under this heading in the Senate 
     report. In addition, the Department is directed to inform the 
     Committees of the base funding level of any activity for 
     which the budget request proposes to increase or decrease 
     funding for an activity within a PPA, as specified in the 
     House report.

                 Future Years Homeland Security Program

       Bill language is included requiring the Secretary to submit 
     with the fiscal year 2015 budget submission a Future Years 
     Homeland Security Program (FYHSP), as directed in the House 
     report. GAO shall review the FYHSP and submit its findings to 
     the Committees within 90 days of receipt of the FYHSP.

                Office of the Chief Information Officer

       A total of $257,156,000 is provided for the Office of the 
     Chief Information Officer (OCIO), of which $142,156,000 is 
     available until September 30, 2015. A general provision is 
     included in Title V of this Act requiring the submission of a 
     multi-year investment justification and management plan. This 
     plan should include investments funded through this account 
     as well as those overseen by the CIO through the WCF. 
     However, the plan should not include investments funded under 
     other appropriations, as such information is provided in 
     other reports. The amount provided for this appropriation by 
     PPA is as follows (additional direction is contained in the 
     classified annex accompanying this statement):

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Budget estimate (   Final bill  ( $
                                         $ 000 )             000 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salaries and Expenses.............           $117,347           $115,000
Information Technology Services...             32,712             34,000
Infrastructure and Security                   100,063             45,000
 Activities.......................
Homeland Secure Data Network......             77,132             63,156
                                   -------------------------------------
    Total, Office of the Chief               $327,254           $257,156
     Information Officer..........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Data Center Migration

       A total of $42,200,000 is provided for data center 
     migration (DCM) under a general provision in Title V of this 
     Act. When this funding is combined with unobligated balances, 
     the total amount available for this effort will enable the 
     Department to execute the DCM program well into fiscal year 
     2015. In lieu of the direction in the House report, the CIO 
     shall submit a detailed expenditure plan for DCM not later 
     than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act. As per 
     the revised WCF direction contained in this Act, DCM 
     operations and maintenance is not required to be funded 
     through the WCF.

            Sharing and Safeguarding Classified Information

       The bill provides $21,024,000 to implement information 
     sharing and safeguarding measures to protect classified 
     national security information. As directed in the Senate 
     report, the CIO shall brief the Committees on its program 
     execution plan for this funding and strategy for improving 
     the protection of national security information held by DHS.

                        Analysis and Operations

       A total of $300,490,000 is provided for Analysis and 
     Operations, of which $129,540,000 shall remain available 
     until September 30, 2015. Not more than $3,825 of the funds 
     provided under this heading shall be for official reception 
     and representation expenses. Other funding details are 
     included within the classified annex accompanying this 
     explanatory statement.

                      Office of Inspector General

       A total of $139,437,000 is provided for the OIG, including 
     $115,437,000 in direct appropriations and $24,000,000 
     transferred from the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
     (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) for audits and 
     investigations related to the DRF. The OIG is directed to 
     submit an expenditure plan for all fiscal year 2014 funds not 
     later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     and, thereafter, is directed to submit an expenditure plan 
     within its annual budget justification, as specified in the 
     Senate report. This plan shall include proposed expenditures 
     for integrity oversight, as specified in the House and Senate 
     reports. The OIG is directed to include DRF transfers in the 
     CFO's monthly budget execution reports submitted to the 
     Committees, which shall satisfy the requirements for 
     notification of DRF transfers under a general provision in 
     Title V of this Act.

                              FEMA Audits

       FEMA and the OIG have embarked on a process to identify 
     preventative measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse 
     instead of the current disruptive nature of identifying both 
     project-specific and systemic problems well after the fact. 
     This is essential for protection of taxpayer dollars and 
     effective disaster preparedness and recovery. In lieu of the 
     requirement in the Senate report for the FEMA Administrator 
     and the OIG to provide a joint report, FEMA and the OIG are 
     directed to jointly brief the Committees on a quarterly basis 
     on improvements to better guard against waste, fraud, and 
     abuse in all FEMA programs. The briefings shall include a 
     framework to make the audit process preventative; changes to 
     audit procedures to ensure cost effective findings and to 
     address root causes found in after-the-fact reports; specific 
     steps needed to implement systemic improvements by all 
     recommendation categories, beginning with business 
     transformation, unsupported cost, and ineligible work or 
     costs; and timeframes to complete specific goals.

                        Anti-Corruption Efforts

       The OIG shall review the efficacy of the hiring strategy 
     being developed by the Department for background 
     investigations on potential new hires and provide relevant 
     input.

                                 Travel

       The OIG is directed to examine Department-wide travel costs 
     and to identify excessive expenditures and potential savings, 
     as detailed in the Senate report.

          TITLE II--SECURITY, ENFORCEMENT, AND INVESTIGATIONS

                   U.S. Customs and Border Protection


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       A total of $8,145,568,000 is provided for Salaries and 
     Expenses, of which $2,237,000,000 is derived from the 
     merchandise processing fee. Not to exceed $34,425 of the 
     funds under this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses. Of the total, $1,000,000 is included 
     for the Office of Border Patrol horse patrol, as recommended 
     in the Senate report, and $1,000,000 is included for inland 
     Border Patrol stations, as recommended in the House report. 
     As intended under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
     Reconciliation Act of 1985, the bill includes a provision 
     from the President's budget request providing CBP with access 
     to an estimated $110,000,000 in fee revenue pursuant to the 
     Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
       Border Security Inspections and Trade Facilitation is 
     funded at $3,215,844,000, of which $2,856,573,000 is for 
     Inspections, Trade, and Travel at Ports of Entry. For 
     frontline operations, the bill provides $255,715,000 to hire 
     not less than 2,000 new CBP officers (CBPO). In addition 
     $10,000,000 is provided for business transformation 
     initiatives, targeting efforts, and traveler enhancement 
     programs, as specified in the House and Senate reports 
     respectively and $10,000,000 is provided to restore proposed 
     reductions to mission support. A total of $40,912,000 is 
     provided for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism 
     (C-TPAT) program, the same as fiscal year 2013. As per the 
     Senate report, $16,741,000 is included to account for the 
     transfer of the Arrival Departure Information System (ADIS) 
     from OBIM to CBP.
       Border Security and Control between Ports of Entry is 
     funded at $3,730,794,000, which includes $3,675,236,000 for 
     Border Security and Control and $55,558,000 for training. 
     This level supports the legislatively-mandated floor of not 
     less than 21,370 Border Patrol agents. CBP and ICE are 
     directed to provide a briefing on their respective roles and 
     responsibilities regarding medical care of CBP's detainees, 
     including programs for medical triage at Border Patrol 
     Stations for individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol, 
     not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act.
       As outlined in the Senate report, funding for Automated 
     Targeting Systems (ATS) is transferred from Salaries and 
     Expenses to Automation Modernization so that CBP may take 
     advantage of the longer availability of these funds for 
     contracting purposes.
       As described in the House report, CBP is directed to submit 
     quarterly staffing and hiring reports to the Committees. 
     Briefings on progress in implementing enhancements to ATS, as 
     stated in the House report, shall be semiannual.
       The amounts provided for the PPAs in this appropriation are 
     as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Budget Estimate (   Final Bill
                                               $ 000 )        ( $ 000 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Headquarters, Management, and
 Administration:
  Border Security Inspections and Trade            $620,656  ...........
   Facilitation.........................
  Border Security and Control between               592,330  ...........
   Ports of Entry.......................
  Commissioner..........................  .................      $23,656
  Chief Counsel.........................  .................       42,921
  Congressional Affairs.................  .................        2,466
  Internal Affairs......................  .................      149,061
  Public Affairs........................  .................       11,934
  Training and Development..............  .................       76,082
  Technology, Innovation, and             .................       22,788
   Acquisition..........................
  Intelligence/Investigative Liaison....  .................       60,747
  Administration........................  .................      403,473
  Rent..................................            407,898      405,802
                                         -------------------------------
    Subtotal, Headquarters, Management,           1,620,884    1,198,930
     and Administration.................
Border Security Inspections and Trade
 Facilitation:
  Inspections, Trade, and Travel                  2,727,294    2,856,573
   Facilitation at Ports of Entry.......
  Harbor Maintenance Fee Collection                   3,274        3,274
   (Trust Fund).........................
  International Cargo Screening.........             72,260       67,461
  Other International Programs..........             24,740       24,000
  Customs--Trade Partnership Against                 40,183       40,912
   Terrorism............................
  Trusted Traveler Programs.............              6,311        5,811
  Inspection and Detection Technology               112,526      112,004
   Investments..........................
  Automated Targeting Systems...........            109,944  ...........
  National Targeting Center.............             65,474       65,106
  Training..............................             47,651       40,703
                                         -------------------------------
    Subtotal, Border Security                     3,209,657    3,215,844
     Inspections and Trade Facilitation.
Border Security and Control between
 Ports of Entry:
  Border Security and Control...........          3,700,317    3,675,236

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  Training..............................             55,928       55,558
    Subtotal, Border Security and                 3,756,245    3,730,794
     Control between Ports of Entry.....
Air and Marine Operations...............            286,769  ...........
US-VISIT................................            253,533  ...........
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................         $9,127,088   $8,145,568
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime

       CBP is directed to support the Department's review of the 
     rampant use of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) 
     across the Department. Recognizing the particular challenges 
     of the Border Patrol, the Commissioner shall work with the 
     National Border Patrol Council to expeditiously develop a pay 
     reform proposal and submit it to Congress. Until such 
     proposal is enacted, CBP shall be judicious in the use of 
     AUO, consistent with current law, policies, and operational 
     needs and cognizant of budgetary constraints.

                              CBP Staffing

       To meet the workload created by the increasing volume of 
     trade and travel, the bill provides $255,715,000 to increase 
     the CBPO workforce by not fewer than 2,000 new officers by 
     the end of fiscal year 2015. Without adversely impacting 
     mission support, the Department is directed to include, 
     within its forthcoming budget proposal, funds sufficient to 
     fully annualize the cost of all new CBPOs to be hired in 
     fiscal year 2014, and to submit a description of the hiring 
     process and timetable for bringing all of the new officers on 
     board. A schedule for conducting background investigations 
     and polygraphs shall be included in the required expenditure 
     plan.
       Customs wait times have reached record highs at U.S. 
     international airports. To stem this increasing problem while 
     maintaining security, a new general provision is included in 
     Title V of this Act requiring CBP to evaluate the efficiency 
     and effectiveness of current passenger processing methods. To 
     ensure the entire passenger experience is represented in this 
     evaluation, including factors and challenges beyond CBP's 
     control, the provision directs CBP to develop operations 
     plans with stakeholders that incorporate wait times at each 
     step in the process, such as the time it takes to deplane, 
     reach the Federal Inspection Service area, complete customs 
     and immigration processing, and claim luggage.
       Finally, in assigning these new officers, CBP is directed 
     to be mindful of the critical importance of adequately 
     supporting operations in the cargo environment, which 
     generates more than $2,237,000,000 in revenue as a result of 
     the Merchandise Processing Fee and is critical to expanding 
     the nation's gross domestic product on an annual basis. As 
     specified in the Senate report, not later than 90 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act, CBP is directed to brief 
     the Committees on its plan to deploy additional equipment and 
     officers, and on the anticipated impact the increased 
     operations will have on reducing wait times.

                      Preventing Human Trafficking

       The agreement strongly supports DHS efforts to broaden 
     human trafficking awareness, including through CBP's Blue 
     Lightning Initiative. In lieu of language in the House 
     report, CBP is urged to provide additional resources to the 
     initiative, as appropriate, to help ensure that airline 
     personnel are trained to identify the signs of human 
     trafficking. In addition, CBP shall provide a briefing to the 
     Committees on the programs it operates to support the Blue 
     Campaign, and shall include a specific funding proposal for 
     such programs in the President's budget request, as required 
     by the House report.

                      Public-Private Partnerships

       The Senate bill included two general provisions authorizing 
     CBP to receive funding from outside sources to reimburse the 
     costs of certain CBP services and to accept donations of real 
     and personal property and non-personal services. Both 
     provisions responded to CBP's efforts to find alternate 
     sources of funding and to mitigate against the growing demand 
     for new and expanded facilities and, in particular, the 
     ongoing modernization needs of CBP's land port of entry 
     portfolio.
       To address these concerns, the bill establishes a five-year 
     pilot program to permit CBP to enter into partnerships with 
     private sector and government entities related to ports of 
     entry. The legislation requires that CBP and GSA: 1) 
     establish criteria that identify and document their 
     respective roles and responsibilities; 2) identify, allocate, 
     and manage potential risks; 3) define clear, measurable 
     objectives; and 4) publish procedures for evaluating 
     partnership projects. Annual reports to Congress are required 
     to ensure proper programmatic review and oversight. Moreover, 
     CBP is required to provide notification to the Committees 
     prior to announcing any new partnership agreements resulting 
     from this section, consistent with the direction provided in 
     section 560 of Public Law 113-6.
       The pilot program enables CBP to be reimbursed for services 
     and to accept donations. With regard to reimbursable service 
     agreements, however, the bill does not provide any new 
     authority for CBP to provide services outside the United 
     States. While there is no specific limit on the number of 
     partnerships related to land or sea ports authorized under 
     the pilot program, CBP may enter into no more than five 
     agreements at CBP-serviced air ports of entry for overtime 
     costs only. Funds collected must be deposited as offsetting 
     collections and will remain available without fiscal year 
     limitation.

    Cargo Security Strategy and Inspecting High Risk Cargo Overseas

       After testifying to the infeasibility of implementing the 
     9/11 Act requirement to scan 100 percent of containers bound 
     for the United States prior to loading them on a vessel in a 
     foreign port, the former Secretary extended the deadline for 
     complying with this requirement for two years. The new 
     Secretary should reevaluate the feasibility of implementing 
     the 100 percent scanning requirement and either issue a 100 
     percent scanning strategy or propose an alternative strategy 
     for consideration by Congress. The Department shall brief the 
     Committees regarding a proposed cargo security strategy not 
     later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

                      Border Patrol Staffing Plan

       CBP submitted a five-year staffing and deployment plan for 
     Border Patrol agents that provided factors for deployment 
     decisions and priorities. However, it failed to provide a 
     true strategy for future years to justify Border Patrol 
     staffing requirements and deployment decisions. The Border 
     Patrol shall develop a staffing model similar to the one used 
     by the Office of Field Operations in justifying and 
     allocating CBPOs. CBP shall brief the Committees not later 
     than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act on its 
     plan for developing the model, including cost and schedule.

                           Trade Enforcement

       Both the House and Senate reports contain specific 
     guidance--including briefing and reporting requirements--
     regarding resources dedicated to cargo inspection and 
     commercial fraud, including circumvention of duties and 
     misclassification of entries of goods from China; collection 
     of outstanding duties; the use of single entry transaction 
     bonds; coordination with the Departments of the Treasury and 
     Commerce on the use of new shipper reviews and improvement of 
     liquidation instructions; and enhanced trade enforcement 
     efforts. CBP is directed to adhere to these requirements and, 
     to the extent practicable, publish the report on collection 
     of outstanding duties on the CBP website.

                               Jones Act

       CBP is directed to brief the Committees on the steps it is 
     taking to adhere to the guidance in the Senate report with 
     regard to the Jones Act.

                        Advanced Training Center

       The bill provides $39,853,000 for the National Training 
     Plan at the Advanced Training Center.


                        AUTOMATION MODERNIZATION

       A total of $816,523,000 is provided for Automation 
     Modernization. Of that amount, $358,655,000 is for 
     Information Technology; $116,932,000 is transferred from 
     Salaries and Expenses for ATS, including $7,000,000 for 
     enhancements to targeting capabilities and continuous data 
     quality improvement and enrichment initiatives, as specified 
     in the House report; $200,174,000 is for Current Operations 
     Protection and Processing Support; and $899,300 is for five 
     technical FTE to support moving ADIS to CBP. CBP, jointly 
     with ICE, is directed to brief the Committees semiannually on 
     TECS modernization. CBP shall also brief on all information 
     technology improvements planned, funded, and implemented 
     since fiscal year 2011 and how the funds provided in this Act 
     shall enhance all Automation Modernization efforts.


        BORDER SECURITY FENCING, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY

       A total of $351,454,000 is provided for Border Security 
     Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology (BSFIT). Bill 
     language is included restricting additional deployments of 
     integrated fixed towers (IFT) until the Chief of the Border 
     Patrol certifies that the capability meets the Border 
     Patrol's operational requirements. Of the amount provided for 
     Development and Deployment, $77,366,000 is included for IFTs; 
     $40,000,000 is included for tactical communications; and 
     $1,765,000 is included to mitigate impacts from deploying 
     BSFIT assets. Eight Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems (TARS) 
     were transferred from DoD in July. These blimp-mounted radars 
     are cost effective and valuable tools for maintaining 
     persistent surveillance of the border. CBP shall provide a 
     briefing to the Committees on whether a different 
     configuration of the TARS capability may have application in 
     Puerto Rico or elsewhere along the southern and coastal/
     maritime borders.


                       AIR AND MARINE OPERATIONS

       A total of $805,068,000 is provided for Air and Marine 
     Operations. The funding includes $286,818,000 for Salaries 
     and Expenses; $392,000,000 for Operations and Maintenance to 
     sustain no fewer than 107,000 flight hours; and $126,250,000 
     for Procurement. The Procurement funds include: $35,000,000 
     for Blackhawk conversions; $17,300,000 for two synthetic 
     aperture radar systems; $24,000,000 for the P-3 Service Life 
     Extension Program; $3,500,000 for sensor upgrades; 
     $43,000,000 for two Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft; and 
     $3,450,000 for various marine vessels.


                 CONSTRUCTION AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

       A total of $456,278,000 is provided for Construction and 
     Facilities Management. Of that amount, $375,398,000 is for 
     Facilities Construction and Sustainment and $80,880,000 is 
     for Program Oversight and Management. Because GSA has not yet 
     delegated authority to CBP for oversight of some CBP 
     facilities, Facilities Construction and

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     Sustainment is reduced by $10,000,000, and Program Oversight 
     and Management is reduced by $5,000,000. Both the House and 
     Senate reports include specific guidance--including briefing 
     and reporting requirements--regarding CBP's real property 
     inventory, annual plan, and collaboration with GSA on land 
     border ports of entry (LPOE). In addition to these 
     requirements, CBP, jointly with GSA, shall provide a briefing 
     to the Committees on the delegation of authority plan for 
     LPOEs not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act. As per the Senate report, the Department shall 
     encourage the use of small businesses, including the use of 
     public-private partnerships, in all phases of the contracting 
     process for construction and renovation of LPOEs.

                U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       A total of $5,229,461,000 is provided for Salaries and 
     Expenses to ensure robust enforcement of our Nation's 
     immigration laws. Within this amount, the bill provides 
     $168,531,000 above the request to ensure that no fewer than 
     34,000 detention beds are maintained and supported, as 
     mandated in statutory language. In addition, the agreement 
     restores many of the proposed reductions in the President's 
     budget for law enforcement agents, operations, 
     investigations, and mission support. Not to exceed $11,475 of 
     the funds provided under this heading shall be for official 
     reception and representation expenses.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Budget estimate       Final bill
                                          ($000)             ($000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Headquarters Management and
 Administration
    Personnel Compensation and               $192,236           $191,909
     Benefits, Services, and Other
     Costs........................
    Headquarters Managed IT                   141,294            143,808
     Investment...................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Headquarters                333,530            335,717
         Management and
         Administration...........
Legal Proceedings.................            204,651            205,584
Investigations
    Domestic Investigations.......          1,599,972          1,672,220
International Investigations
    International Operations......            100,544             99,741
    Visa Security Program.........             31,630             31,541
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, International               132,174            131,282
         Investigations...........
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal,                       1,732,146          1,803,502
             Investigations.......
Intelligence......................             75,448             74,298
Detention and Removal Operations
    Custody Operations............          1,844,802          1,993,770
    Fugitive Operations...........            125,771            128,802
    Criminal Alien Program........            291,721            294,155
    Alternatives to Detention.....             72,435             91,444
    Transportation and Removal                255,984            276,925
     Program......................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Detention and             2,590,713          2,785,096
         Removal Operations.......
Secure Communities................             20,334             25,264
                                   -------------------------------------
            Total, Salaries and            $4,956,822         $5,229,461
             Expenses.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Headquarters Management and Administration

       A total of $335,717,000 is provided for Headquarters 
     Management and Administration. ICE shall submit staffing and 
     hiring updates to the Committees on a quarterly basis.

                                 287(g)

       The agreement fully funds the current 287(g) program, which 
     allows ICE to leverage participating state and local law 
     enforcement personnel for the identification of criminal 
     aliens and other unlawfully present aliens in state and local 
     jails and correctional facilities who pose a danger to our 
     communities. ICE should consider whether the program can be 
     expanded and improved to more efficiently and effectively 
     enforce immigration laws.

                        Domestic Investigations

       A total of $1,672,220,000 is provided for Domestic 
     Investigations. The agreement restores cuts proposed in the 
     President's budget to investigations related to money 
     laundering, seizure of drugs and illegal firearms, 
     indictments for child exploitation and pornography, and 
     worksite enforcement, including reductions proposed in the 
     number of associated agents and investigative and mission 
     support personnel. Within the total, an increase of 
     $15,000,000 is provided for the prevention and disruption of 
     human smuggling and trafficking, including Angel Watch, and 
     for counter-proliferation, anti-gang, and drug smuggling 
     investigations, and the Child Exploitation Investigations 
     Unit. Of the $15,000,000, not less than $2,000,000 shall be 
     for visa overstay enforcement. ICE is encouraged to 
     prioritize pre-adjudication visa vetting operations.
       ICE is directed to submit an expenditure plan for Domestic 
     Investigations not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act that clearly details the number of 
     agents and all other personnel classifications supported by 
     this funding level, including the number of personnel on 
     board, new hires to backfill positions lost to attrition 
     since the beginning of fiscal year 2013, and new hires to 
     restore positions lost during prior fiscal years. The plan 
     shall outline the financial resources by object class and the 
     personnel dedicated to each mission area. To the extent funds 
     restored in this bill are not used to hire additional agents, 
     ICE is directed to provide a detailed breakout of the 
     activities supported. ICE shall continue to provide quarterly 
     data on investigative activities and expenditures.
       Additionally, ICE is directed to brief the Committees not 
     later than October 31, 2014, on commercial fraud and 
     intellectual property rights investigations, as described in 
     the House report.

                      International Investigations

       A total of $131,282,000 is provided for International 
     Investigations. ICE shall ensure not less than $8,000,000 is 
     utilized to support vetted units.

                    Detention and Removal Operations

       A total of $2,785,096,000 is provided for Detention and 
     Removal Operations.
       In general, ICE should refrain from administratively moving 
     individuals who have been placed in other than short-term 
     detention to a less restrictive form of supervision, except 
     based on compelling factors and when such individuals are 
     eligible for a particular, non-detention form of supervision. 
     The Committees must be informed within 30 days of any such 
     administrative releases of long-term detainees.
       The Committees continue to direct ICE, in conjunction with 
     CBP and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to 
     improve its capabilities to provide comprehensive reporting 
     on enforcement actions. ICE shall provide additional data as 
     it is available in the Border Security Status and Detention 
     and Removal Operations reports.

                           Custody Operations

       A total of $1,993,770,000 is provided for Custody 
     Operations, including an increase of $147,531,000 to support 
     the requirement to maintain 34,000 detention beds.
       ICE shall take all steps necessary to reduce the daily bed 
     rate cost through a competitive process and brief the 
     Committees on the steps it has taken to reduce the costs of 
     detention and removal. ICE is also expected to ensure all 
     detention contracts and agreements implement the Use of Force 
     exception for all pregnant women in ICE detention.
       As proposed in the House report, the bill provides funds 
     for medical care of CBP's detainees, as necessary. The 
     Committees direct CBP and ICE to provide a briefing on the 
     responsibilities for both agencies in this arena, including 
     pilot programs for medical triage at Border Patrol stations 
     for individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol, not later 
     than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

                          Fugitive Operations

       A total of $128,802,000 is provided for Fugitive 
     Operations, including $4,000,000 above the request to ensure 
     procurement of mobile biometric readers for use by Fugitive 
     Operations Teams.

                         Criminal Alien Program

       A total of $294,155,000 is provided for the Criminal Alien 
     Program, including an increase of $5,000,000 for the Law 
     Enforcement Support Center to ensure robust support of Secure 
     Communities now that it is fully deployed.

                       Alternatives to Detention

       A total of $91,444,000 is provided for the Alternatives to 
     Detention (ATD) program, equal to the amount available for 
     this program in fiscal year 2013. ICE is expected to make 
     full use of ATD, based on appropriate considerations of 
     flight risk and danger to the community. ICE shall provide a 
     briefing to the Committees on the results of its electronic 
     monitoring pilot program by July 31, 2014. The briefing 
     should include estimates on how increased use of electronic 
     monitoring methods can increase the capacity of the ATD 
     program while reducing costs. In addition, the GAO is 
     directed to provide a report evaluating ICE's implementation 
     of the ATD program by September 15, 2014, including any 
     recommendations for how the program could be improved.

                   Transportation and Removal Program

       A total of $276,925,000 is provided for the Transportation 
     and Removal Program, including an increase of $21,000,000 as 
     proposed in the House report.

                           Secure Communities

       A total of $25,264,000 is provided for Secure Communities, 
     as specified in the House report, which includes $4,930,000 
     above the request to improve Enforcement and Removal 
     Operations' (ERO) analytical, planning, reporting and 
     performance management processes, particularly as they relate 
     to detention and removal activities. ERO is directed to 
     provide quarterly briefings to the Committees on its 
     progress.
       The Department shall update the Committees not later than 
     60 days after the date of enactment of this Act on the number 
     of jurisdictions failing to honor ICE detainers, the number 
     of individuals released as a result, delineated by ICE 
     priority category, and the number of such individuals 
     remaining at large.


                        AUTOMATION MODERNIZATION

       A total of $34,900,000 is provided for Automation 
     Modernization. The Committees direct ICE and CBP to continue 
     semiannual briefings on TECS modernization. The initial 
     briefing shall include an update on the progress of the 
     electronic health records initiative.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Budget Estimate    Final Bill
                                               ($ 000)         ($ 000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
IT Investment...........................  .................       $8,400
TECS Modernization......................            $34,900       23,000
Electronic Health Records...............  .................        3,500
                                         -------------------------------

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    Total...............................            $34,900      $34,900
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                              construction

       A total of $5,000,000 is provided for Construction, as 
     requested.

                 Transportation Security Administration


                           aviation security

       A total of $4,982,735,000 is provided for Aviation 
     Security. Not to exceed $7,650 of the funds provided under 
     this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses.
       In addition to the discretionary appropriation for aviation 
     security, a mandatory appropriation totaling $250,000,000 is 
     available through the Aviation Security Capital Fund. 
     Statutory language reflects the collection of $2,120,000,000 
     from aviation security fees, as authorized.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Budget Estimate    Final Bill
                                               ($ 000)         ($ 000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Screening Operations:
    Screener Workforce:
    Privatized Screening................           $153,190     $158,190
    Screener Personnel, Compensation,             3,033,526    3,033,526
     and Benefits.......................
                                         -------------------------------
        Subtotal, Screener Workforce....          3,186,716    3,191,716
    Screener Training and Other.........            226,936      226,857
    Checkpoint Support..................            103,377      103,309
    EDS/ETD Systems:
    EDS Procurement and Installation....             83,987       73,845
    Screening Technology Maintenance....            298,509      298,509
                                         -------------------------------
        Subtotal, EDS/ETD Systems.......            382,496      372,354
            Subtotal, Screening                   3,899,525    3,894,236
             Operations.................
Aviation Security Direction and
 Enforcement:
    Aviation Regulation and Other                   354,650      354,437
     Enforcement........................
    Airport Management and Support......            590,871      587,000
    Federal Flight Deck Officer and                     ---       24,730
     Flight Crew Training...............
    Air Cargo...........................            122,990      122,332
                                         -------------------------------
        Subtotal, Aviation Security               1,068,511    1,088,499
         Direction and Enforcement......
            Total, Aviation Security....         $4,968,036   $4,982,735
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Privatized Screening

       A total of $158,190,000 is provided for the Screening 
     Partnership Program (SPP). TSA is expected to more 
     proactively utilize the SPP, to expeditiously approve the 
     applications of airports seeking to participate in the 
     program that meet legislatively mandated criteria, and to 
     notify the Committees if it expects to spend less than the 
     appropriated amount.
       TSA is directed to implement generally accepted accounting 
     methodologies for cost and performance comparisons. As 
     detailed in the House report, this includes, but is not 
     limited to, comprehensive and accurate comparisons of Federal 
     employee retirement costs and the administrative overhead 
     associated with Federal screening services. TSA is directed 
     to provide a report to the Committees not later than 90 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act on how it is 
     implementing GAO recommendations to compare cost and 
     performance of SPP airports and non-SPP airports.
       As detailed in the Senate report, TSA is directed to 
     allocate resources for an independent study of the 
     performance of federalized compared to privatized screening. 
     The study shall include, but not be limited to, security 
     effectiveness, cost, throughput, wait times, management 
     efficiencies, and customer satisfaction. With respect to TSA 
     cost estimates, the study shall include indirect costs as 
     recommended by GAO (GAO-09-27R). A copy of the study shall be 
     provided to GAO for review and GAO shall brief the Committees 
     within 90 days of receipt of the study on its strengths and 
     weaknesses. TSA is directed to consult with, and fully 
     inform, stakeholders at SPP airports prior to the 
     implementation of any status changes to the SPP and to brief 
     the Committees on any proposed changes being considered. TSA 
     is to provide the Committees semiannual reports on its 
     execution of the SPP and the processing of applications for 
     participation.

             Screener Personnel, Compensation, and Benefits

       A total of $3,033,526,000 is provided for Screener 
     Personnel, Compensation, and Benefits. Consistent with the 
     President's budget request, the House and Senate bills did 
     not include funds for Federal screeners to secure exit lanes. 
     By accepting the savings associated with shifting the 
     responsibility of staffing exit lanes to airport operators, 
     the House and Senate bills assumed a reduction in the total 
     number of Federal screeners by 1,487 FTE and, accordingly, 
     included a reduction in the total funding for TSA. In 
     contrast, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 requires TSA to 
     continue monitoring exits from the sterile areas at the 
     airports that currently receive this service, which TSA 
     estimates will cost the government an additional $60,200,000 
     in fiscal year 2014. Additional funds are provided in the 
     bill to address this requirement. In lieu of the direction in 
     the Senate report related to technology pilots, TSA, in 
     coordination with its airport partners, shall continue to 
     evaluate cost effective solutions to secure exit lanes. In 
     addition, the total amount provided under this heading 
     reflects a reduction of $28,000,000 for staffing of Advanced 
     Imaging Technology (AIT) that is no longer necessary.

                                Uniforms

       TSA shall provide a report not later than 60 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act describing in detail how it is 
     complying with the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. Chapter 83) 
     and section 604 of Public Law 111-5 (6 U.S.C. 453b), 
     including what measures it is taking to ensure compliance, 
     and the total number of uniforms and screener consumables 
     purchased in fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

              Risk-Based Approaches to Passenger Screening

       TSA is to be commended for its progress in implementing 
     risk-based approaches to passenger screening, including 
     expedited passenger screening for many categories of 
     generally lower-risk populations. TSA set a goal for 2013 of 
     screening 25 percent of commercial air travelers by expedited 
     screening techniques and committed to doubling the percentage 
     of passengers eligible for expedited screening by the end of 
     2014. These changes, as well as TSA's plans for further risk-
     based security measures, will substantially improve the 
     experience of air travelers. Given the significant potential 
     for risk-based screening measures to economize TSA 
     operations, the bill includes statutory language requiring 
     the Administrator to certify when TSA has reached the goal of 
     making one in four members of the traveling public eligible 
     for expedited screening, requiring a strategy to expand the 
     expedited screening eligibility to 50 percent by the end of 
     2014, and directing TSA to provide the Committees with 
     semiannual reports starting not later than April 15, 2014, on 
     the resource implications of expedited passenger screening 
     associated with risk-based security initiatives.

                            Customer Service

       As detailed in the Senate report, TSA is directed to 
     include passenger support specialist training in basic 
     training for Transportation Security Officers.

                      Explosives Detection Systems

       A total of $73,845,000 is provided for Explosives Detection 
     Systems (EDS) Procurement and Installation. Including the 
     existing mandatory Aviation Security Capital Fund 
     appropriation of $250,000,000, the total appropriation for 
     fiscal year 2014 for EDS Procurement and Installation is 
     $323,845,000. As required by the 9/11 Act, TSA is directed to 
     give funding consideration to airports that incurred eligible 
     costs for EDS but were not recipients of funding agreements. 
     As detailed in the House report, TSA is to provide a report 
     not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act detailing the steps being taken to resolve claims from 
     airports for reimbursement for previously incurred eligible 
     costs associated with the construction and deployment of in-
     line baggage screening systems. The fiscal year 2014 EDS 
     expenditure plan shall also identify airports eligible for 
     funding pursuant to section 1604(b)(2) of Public Law 110-53 
     and funding, if any, allocated to reimburse those airports. 
     As detailed in the Senate report, TSA is directed to submit 
     not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act its formal EDS recapitalization plan as described in the 
     budget request and to brief the Committees not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act on its timeline 
     and progress toward completion of operational testing and 
     evaluation of next generation Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) 
     systems. Recognizing that TSA has significantly reduced its 
     large carryover balances for EDS procurement and 
     installation, monthly updates as directed in the Senate 
     report are not required.

 Expenditure Plans for Purchase and Deployment of Explosive Detection 
                               Equipment

       The bill withholds $20,000,000 from obligation for 
     Headquarters Administration until TSA submits to the 
     Committees, not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, detailed expenditure plans for fiscal 
     year 2014 for air cargo, checkpoint security, and EDS 
     refurbishment, procurement, and installations on an airport-
     by-airport basis. The withholding is included to encourage 
     timely submittal of materials necessary for robust and 
     informed oversight. As described in the House and Senate 
     reports, the plans shall include specific technologies for 
     purchase; program schedules and major milestones; a schedule 
     for obligation of the funds; recapitalization priorities; the 
     status of operational testing for each passenger screening 
     technology under development; and a table detailing actual 
     versus anticipated unobligated balances at the close of the 
     fiscal year. The plan shall also include details on passenger 
     screening pilot programs that are in progress or being 
     considered for implementation in fiscal year 2014. As 
     described in the Senate report, information in this section 
     is to include a summary of each pilot program.

               Aviation Regulation and Other Enforcement

       A total of $354,437,000 is provided for Aviation Regulation 
     and Other Enforcement. Of this amount, $89,950,000 is for the 
     National Canine Program, an increase of $1,250,000, which, in 
     total, supports 921 teams in fiscal year 2014, and not fewer 
     than 10 additional canine teams for domestic inspections in 
     the air cargo and aviation regulation environments. Funds are 
     also provided for the National Canine Program within the 
     Surface Transportation Security appropriation. TSA-funded 
     canine teams have proven to be a reliable, effective, and 
     efficient way to screen for explosive devices.

                           Perimeter Security

       TSA is directed to report to the Committees not later than 
     90 days after the date of enactment of this Act on its 
     efforts to work with state and local law enforcement, airport 
     authorities, and other land owners and

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     tenants to secure all perimeters at the nation's airports.

                     Airport Management and Support

       A total of $587,000,000 is provided for Airport Management 
     and Support, including the requested realignment of funds 
     from the Transportation Security Support, Surface 
     Transportation, and Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) 
     appropriations to merge like costs into one account.

               Advanced Integrated Screening Technologies

       TSA is directed to continue providing a report on advanced 
     integrated passenger screening technologies for the most 
     effective security of passengers and baggage not later than 
     90 days after the date of enactment of this Act. As detailed 
     in the Senate report and directed in the bill, the report is 
     to include projected funding levels for the next five fiscal 
     years for each technology discussed. By adding a multi-year 
     requirement to this report, a separate five-year strategic 
     plan of investments is no longer required. The information 
     contained in this report should be shared with TSA's industry 
     partners, to the maximum extent practicable, to allow for 
     necessary research, planning, and development of passenger 
     and baggage screening technologies.


                    surface transportation security

       A total of $108,618,000 is provided for Surface 
     Transportation Security. Within the amount appropriated, the 
     bill provides $35,262,000 for Staffing and Operations and 
     $73,356,000 for Surface Transportation Security Inspectors 
     and Canines.


           transportation threat assessment and credentialing

       A total of $176,489,000 is provided for Transportation 
     Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC). To facilitate 
     oversight, TSA shall brief the Committees not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act on the status of 
     TTAC Infrastructure Modernization.

                             Secure Flight

       A total of $93,202,000 is provided for Secure Flight. Due 
     to delays in implementing the Large Aircraft and Charter 
     Screening Program, increased funding requested is not 
     provided.

                             Other Vetting

       A total of $83,287,000 is provided for Other Vetting. 
     Included in this amount are funds necessary for emerging 
     requirements to expand the number of lower-risk passengers 
     eligible for expedited screening.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ($
                                                                          000)             Final Bill  ($ 000)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Secure Flight.................................................                 $106,198                  $93,202
Crew and Other Vetting Programs...............................                   74,419                   83,287
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal, Direct Appropriations...........................                  180,617                  176,489
TWIC Fees.....................................................                   36,700                   36,700
Hazardous Materials Fees......................................                   12,000                   12,000
Alien Flight School Fees......................................                    5,000                    5,000
Air Cargo/Certified Cargo Screening Program...................                    5,400                    5,400
Commercial Aviation and Airport Fee...........................                    6,500                    6,500
Other Security Threat Assessments.............................                       50                       50
General Aviation at DCA.......................................                      350                      350
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal, Fee Collections.................................                  $66,000                  $66,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Total, TTAC...........................................                 $246,617                 $242,489
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    transportation security support

       A total of $962,061,000 is provided for Transportation 
     Security Support, which includes the requested realignment of 
     funds from the Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) appropriation to 
     merge like costs into one account. The bill withholds 
     $20,000,000 from obligation until TSA submits detailed 
     expenditure plans for air cargo, checkpoint security, and EDS 
     refurbishment, procurement and installation.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ($
                                                                          000)             Final Bill  ($ 000)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Headquarters Administration...................................                 $284,942                 $272,250
Information Technology........................................                  455,484                  441,000
Human Capital Services........................................                  212,554                  204,250
Intelligence..................................................                   44,809                   44,561
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
    Total, Transportation Security Support....................                 $997,789                 $962,061
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          federal air marshals

       A total of $818,607,000 is provided for FAMs, including 
     $708,004,000 for Management and Administration and 
     $110,603,000 for Travel and Training. The amount provided 
     under this heading reflects current attrition rates within 
     FAMs and the realignment of FAMs support functions from this 
     appropriation into the Aviation Security Direction and 
     Enforcement and Transportation Security Support 
     appropriations. This level of funding is adequate to ensure 
     coverage of all high-risk international and domestic flights. 
     Although the bill does not include a general provision from 
     the House bill related to FAMs, the Department is required to 
     deploy FAMs on flights determined by the Secretary to present 
     high security risks, and to make nonstop, long distance 
     flights, including inbound international flights, a priority, 
     as per 49 U.S.C. 44917.

                              Coast Guard


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       A total of $7,011,807,000 is provided for Operating 
     Expenses, including $567,000,000 for defense activities, of 
     which $227,000,000 is designated for overseas contingency 
     operations (OCO) and the global war on terrorism (GWOT). 
     Funds provided in support of GWOT and OCO under this heading 
     may be allocated, notwithstanding section 503 in Title V of 
     this Act.
       The amount provided for this appropriation includes the 
     following changes to the budget request: an additional 
     $25,000,000 to reduce the backlog in critical depot level 
     maintenance, including $15,000,000 for cutters and 
     $10,000,000 for aircraft; $28,000,000 for training; 
     $7,322,000 to maintain one of the two High Endurance Cutters 
     proposed for decommissioning; $1,000,000 for the Sexual 
     Assault Prevention and Response Program; $7,722,000 to 
     restore two HC-130 aircraft proposed for decommissioning; 
     $12,800,000 for costs necessary to support the Coast Guard at 
     the St. Elizabeths campus; $7,459,000 realigned from 
     Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements to address a 
     personnel imbalance between the two accounts; and a decrease 
     of $4,504,000 to allow for the decommissioning of four 110-
     foot patrol boats. A general provision is included in Title V 
     of this Act to realign $29,548,000 associated with financial 
     management. Additionally, the agreement allows for the 
     closure of two seasonal air facilities, as proposed in the 
     budget request. Not to exceed $15,300 of the funds provided 
     under this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ($
                                                                          000)                  Final Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Military Pay and Allowances...................................               $3,425,306               $3,416,580
Civilian Pay and Benefits.....................................                  784,097                  782,874
Training and Recruiting.......................................                  181,617                  205,928
Operating Funds and Unit Level Maintenance....................                1,061,567                1,034,650
Centrally Managed Accounts....................................                  318,856                  319,135
Intermediate and Depot Level Maintenance......................                  983,940                1,012,840
St. Elizabeths Support........................................  .......................                   12,800
Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism.......  .......................                  227,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
    Total, Operating Expenses.................................               $6,755,383               $7,011,807
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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  Overseas Contingency Operations and Global War on Terrorism Funding

       The bill includes funding for OCO/GWOT within the Coast 
     Guard Operating Expenses appropriation instead of within 
     funding provided to DoD. The Coast Guard is directed to brief 
     the Committees not later than 30 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act on any changes expected in funding for 
     OCO/GWOT activities during fiscal year 2014. Further, the 
     Coast Guard is directed to include details of its current and 
     future support to Central Command in the classified annex of 
     the fiscal year 2015 budget request.

                         Reporting Requirements

       As detailed in the Senate report, the Department shall 
     submit reports to the Committees on public-private housing 
     authority and regarding activities pursuant to section 207(b) 
     of Public Law 111-281, except that the reports shall be 
     submitted by the Commandant in lieu of the Secretary. In 
     addition, the Commandant shall submit to the Committees a 
     report on the costs of homeporting a National Security Cutter 
     (NSC) in Alaska and an Arctic strategy implementation plan, 
     as required in the Senate report.
       The Commandant is directed to report to the Committees on 
     the implementation of Defense STRONG Act policies based on 
     Public Law 112-81, as required in the House and Senate 
     reports. Such report shall be submitted not later than 60 
     days after the date of enactment of this Act.
       As detailed in the Senate report, the Commandant shall 
     submit a report to the Committees, not later than 30 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act, detailing planned 
     small boat purchases, leases, repairs, and service life 
     replacements for fiscal year 2014. For fiscal year 2015, such 
     information shall be provided not later than April 15, 2014.

                            Coast Guard Yard

       The Coast Guard Yard located at Curtis Bay, Maryland, is 
     recognized as a critical component of the Coast Guard's core 
     logistics capability that directly supports fleet readiness. 
     Sufficient industrial work should be assigned to the Yard to 
     sustain this capability.

   Regional Coordinators and Sexual Harassment Reporting Requirements

       As detailed in the Senate report, $1,000,000 is provided to 
     enhance the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention and 
     Response program, including support for six regional 
     coordinators, the establishment of sexual assault response 
     teams in every region, and additional training to expand the 
     number of victim advocates.


                ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND RESTORATION

       A total of $13,164,000 is provided for Environmental 
     Compliance and Restoration. As directed in the House and 
     Senate reports, the Commandant shall submit with the annual 
     budget submission an expenditure plan. Further, the 
     Commandant shall include in the Coast Guard's budget 
     justification items detailed in the Senate report.


                            RESERVE TRAINING

       A total of $120,000,000 is provided for Reserve Training.


              ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPROVEMENTS

       A total of $1,375,635,000 is provided for Acquisition, 
     Construction, and Improvements. The amount provided for this 
     appropriation by PPA is as follows:

 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ($
                                                                          000)                  Final Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vessels:
    Survey and Design--Vessel and Boats.......................                    1,000                   $1,000
    Response Boat--Medium.....................................  .......................                   10,000
    In-Service Vessel Sustainment.............................                   21,000                   21,000
    National Security Cutter..................................                  616,000                  629,000
    Offshore Patrol Cutter....................................                   25,000                   23,000
    Fast Response Cutter......................................                   75,000                  310,000
    Cutter Small Boats........................................                    3,000                    3,000
    Polar Ice Breaking Vessel.................................                    2,000                    2,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Vessels.....................................                  743,000                  999,000
Aircraft:
    HC-144 Conversion/Sustainment.............................  .......................                    9,200
    HC-27J Conversion/Sustainment.............................  .......................                   24,900
    Long Range Surveillance Aircraft..........................                   16,000  .......................
    HC-130J Acquisition/Conversion/Sustainment................  .......................                  129,210
    HH-65 Conversion/Sustainment..............................                   12,000                   12,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Aircraft....................................                   28,000                  175,310
Other Acquisition Programs:
    Program Oversight and Management..........................                   10,000                   10,000
    Systems Engineering and Integration.......................                      204                      204
    C4ISR.....................................................                   35,226                   40,226
    CG--Logistics Information Management System...............                    1,500                    1,500
    Nationwide Automatic Identification System................                   13,000                   13,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Other Acquisition Programs..................                   59,930                   64,930
Shore Facilities and Aids to Navigation:
    Major Construction: Housing, ATON, and Survey & Design....                    2,000                    2,000
    Minor Shore...............................................                    3,000                    3,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Shore Facilities and Aids to Navigation.....                    5,000                    5,000
Military Housing..............................................  .......................                   18,000
Personnel and Related Support:
    Direct Personnel Costs....................................                  114,747                  112,956
    Core Acquisition Costs....................................                      439                      439
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Personnel and Related Support...............                  115,186                  113,395
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Total, Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements                 $951,116               $1,375,635
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

             Acquisition Portfolio Review and Mission Needs

       As directed in the Senate report, in conducting the 
     portfolio review described in the Capital Investment Plan, 
     the Department shall use more appropriate outyear funding 
     levels that are reflective of the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
     level for the Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements 
     appropriation, as adjusted by the pre-sequester caps set in 
     the Budget Control Act of 2011. The review is to include 
     acquisition cost, asset capability and quantity tradeoffs, 
     the overall impact to the Coast Guard's ability to carry out 
     all of its statutory missions, and how it addresses gaps in 
     capability based on the most recent mission needs statement. 
     The results of the review shall be validated by an 
     independent third party selected by the Secretary and the 
     Commandant to ensure that a realistic budget outlook does not 
     censor necessary data on mission needs and tradeoffs. The 
     portfolio review and independent third party assessment shall 
     be provided to the Committees not later than April 15, 2014.

                       Unmanned Aircraft Systems

       As described in the Senate report, the Commandant is to 
     keep the Committees apprised of its efforts for vertical 
     take-off Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), small UAS, and 
     land-based UAS development.

                        National Security Cutter

       A total of $629,000,000 is provided for the NSC program. Of 
     this amount, $540,000,000 is for the production of NSC-7, 
     $12,000,000 is for the second segment of long lead time 
     materials for NSC-7, and $77,000,000 is to acquire long lead 
     time materials for the production of NSC-8.

                            Military Housing

       A total of $18,000,000 is provided for the 
     recapitalization, improvement, and acquisition of housing to 
     support military families. Of this amount, $349,996 is 
     derived from the Coast Guard Housing Fund. The Commandant 
     shall provide to the Committees an expenditure plan for these 
     funds in the shore facilities report required to be submitted 
     not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act.

                 Polar Icebreaker Alternatives Analysis

       As detailed in the Senate report, the Coast Guard is 
     directed to submit an alternatives analysis for the 
     acquisition of a heavy polar icebreaker.

                            HC-130J Aircraft

       A total of $91,710,000 is provided for one fully 
     missionized HC-130J aircraft. Further, funds are provided for 
     a new mission package for existing HC-130J aircraft.

                         C-27J Spartan Aircraft

       A total of $31,000,000 is provided to establish an Asset 
     Project Office for the introduction of the C-27J Spartan 
     aircraft into the Coast Guard fixed-wing aircraft fleet. Of 
     this amount, $24,900,000 is provided in a new PPA called HC-
     27J Conversion/Sustainment and

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     $6,100,000 is provided in the Personnel and Related Support 
     PPA. The aircraft were originally acquired by DoD but have 
     subsequently been declared excess to requirement. As directed 
     by section 1098 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2014, DoD is to transfer 14 C-27J aircraft to the 
     Coast Guard. In return, six HC-130H Coast Guard aircraft are 
     to be transferred to DoD for various upgrades prior to a 
     final transfer to the Department of Agriculture for aerial 
     firefighting. The Coast Guard shall provide regular updates 
     on the status of the new program as a part of the Quarterly 
     Acquisition Briefs.

                Mission Systems for Fixed Wing Aircraft

       A total of $37,500,000 is provided for the HC-130J aircraft 
     and $9,200,000 for the HC-144 aircraft by rescinding prior 
     year aviation funds for a new mission system that is 
     currently in use by the U.S. Navy and by CBP. The use of this 
     system eliminates the Coast Guard as a single user of the 
     current system while at the same time enhances affordability 
     and sustainability. The Coast Guard shall provide regular 
     updates on the programs as part of the Quarterly Acquisition 
     Briefs.


              RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION

       A total of $19,200,000 is provided for Research, 
     Development, Test, and Evaluation. The Commandant shall 
     ensure the budget justification for the account is modeled 
     after the justification format for the Acquisition, 
     Construction, and Improvements account. Further, the 
     Commandant is directed to study the viability and 
     applicability of persistent unmanned maritime vehicles and 
     other cost-saving maritime technologies through a competitive 
     process, as directed in the Senate report. The Coast Guard is 
     not required to create PPAs for Salaries and Expenses and 
     Research, as required in the House report.


                              RETIRED PAY

       A total of $1,460,000,000 is provided for Retired Pay. The 
     Coast Guard's Retired Pay appropriation is a mandatory budget 
     activity.

                      United States Secret Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       A total of $1,533,497,000 is provided for Salaries and 
     Expenses, of which not to exceed $19,125 shall be for 
     official reception and representation expenses. Included in 
     the amount is $13,600,000 above the request in the Protection 
     of Persons and Facilities PPA; $8,600,000 above the request 
     in the Domestic Field Operations PPA; and $3,400,000 above 
     the request in the Headquarters, Management, and 
     Administration PPA to restore funding to critical Secret 
     Service staffing. An additional $9,000,000 is also provided 
     in the Headquarters, Management, and Administration PPA for 
     permanent change of station costs.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Budget Estimate    Final Bill
                                               ($ 000)         ($ 000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Protection:
    Protection of persons and facilities           $841,078     $848,263
    Protective intelligence activities..             67,782       67,165
    National Special Security Event fund              4,500        4,500
                                         -------------------------------
        Subtotal, Protection............            913,360      919,928
Investigations:
    Domestic field operations...........            316,433      329,291
    International field office                       30,958       30,811
     administration, operations and
     training...........................
    Support for Missing and Exploited     .................        8,366
     Children...........................
                                         -------------------------------
        Subtotal, Investigations........            347,391      368,468
Headquarters, Management and                        177,282      188,964
 Administration.........................
Rowley Training Center..................             55,552       55,118
Information Integration and Technology                1,029        1,019
 Transformation.........................
                                         -------------------------------
        Total, Salaries and Expenses....         $1,494,614   $1,533,497
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Electronic Crimes Investigations and State and Local Cybercrime 
                                Training

       As detailed in the House and Senate reports, the Secret 
     Service shall continue to robustly support and expand its 
     training of state and local law enforcement, judges, and 
     prosecutors to combat cybercrime. Not less than $7,500,000 is 
     provided for this effort.

               Support for Missing and Exploited Children

       A total of $6,000,000 is provided for grants in support of 
     missing and exploited children. The Secret Service is 
     expected to sustain forensic support at the fiscal year 2013 
     level of $2,366,000.

                         Technology Activities

       The bill provides a total of $1,019,000 for Information 
     Integration and Technology Transformation activities of the 
     Secret Service. The Secret Service is directed to provide 
     greater detail in its annual budget justification 
     accompanying the fiscal year 2015 budget request on all 
     Secret Service information technology activities and shall 
     brief the Committees not later than 90 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act on its ongoing efforts with the DHS CIO 
     on technology modernization.


     ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENTS, AND RELATED EXPENSES

       A total of $51,775,000 is provided for Acquisition, 
     Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses. This 
     funding covers the acquisition, construction, improvements, 
     and related expenses for the Rowley Training Center and 
     investments in Information Integration and Technology 
     Transformation (IITT) programs. Of the total provided, 
     $5,380,000 is for facility related expenses for the Rowley 
     Training Center and $46,395,000 is for IITT. The Secret 
     Service is directed to submit a multiyear IITT investment and 
     management plan for fiscal years 2014 through 2017.

      TITLE III--PROTECTION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY

              National Protection and Programs Directorate


                     Management and Administration

       A total of $56,499,000 is provided for Management and 
     Administration of the National Protection and Programs 
     Directorate (NPPD). Additional funds above the fiscal year 
     2013 level are provided to respond to increased needs in 
     management functions such as budget, finance, acquisitions, 
     and human resource management. NPPD is directed to target the 
     increases only to actions that will ensure prudent management 
     of resources and protection against misuse of Federal funds. 
     Not to exceed $3,825 of the funds provided under this heading 
     shall be for official reception and representation expenses.


           infrastructure protection and information security

       A total of $1,187,000,000 is provided for Infrastructure 
     Protection and Information Security (IPIS), of which 
     $225,000,000 is available until September 30, 2015.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ( $
                                                                         000 )            Final Bill  ( $ 000 )
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Infrastructure Protection:
    Infrastructure Analysis and Planning......................                  $57,975                  $63,134
    Sector Management and Governance..........................                   60,477                   62,562
    Regional Field Operations.................................                   56,708                   56,550
    Infrastructure Security Compliance........................                   85,790                   81,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, Infrastructure Protection...............                  260,950                  263,246
Cybersecurity and Communications:
    Cybersecurity:
        Cybersecurity Coordination............................                    4,338                    4,320
        US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)                          102,636                  102,000
         Operations...........................................
        Federal Network Security..............................                  199,769                  199,725
        Network Security Deployment...........................                  406,441                  382,252
        Global Cybersecurity Management.......................                   19,057                   25,892
        Critical Infrastructure Cyber Protection and Awareness                   73,043                   73,013
        Business Operations...................................                    5,125                    5,089
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, Cybersecurity...........................                  810,409                  792,291
    Communications:
        Office of Emergency Communications....................                   36,516                   37,450
        Priority Telecommunications Services..................                   53,412                   53,372
        Next Generation Networks..............................                   21,160                   21,158
        Programs to Study and Enhance Telecommunications......                   10,102                   10,074
        Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs...........                    9,445                    9,409
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, Communications..........................                  130,635                  131,463
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal, Cybersecurity and Communications........                  941,044                  923,754
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Total, Infrastructure Protection and Information                 $1,201,994               $1,187,000
             Security.........................................
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       The bill does not adopt the PPA restructuring for NPPD 
     submitted as an addendum to the President's budget request 
     because recent Executive Orders and realignments may require 
     further changes to the budget structure. However, NPPD should 
     continue its efforts to consolidate analysis capabilities 
     that evaluate potential impacts from all hazards that could 
     disrupt the nation's cyber and physical critical 
     infrastructure, including efforts to establish the 
     appropriate organizational structure to facilitate that 
     consolidation.
       It is critical that NPPD maintain a robust infrastructure 
     information and analysis capability to guide decision making 
     to prevent and respond to incidents. Therefore, it is 
     expected that a portion of the increase provided for the 
     Infrastructure Analysis and Planning PPA shall be used to 
     ensure NPPD has readily accessible data available for rapid 
     analysis in the areas of highest risk. NPPD shall brief the 
     Committees not later than 60 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act on planned expenditures within the PPA.
       The Office of Bombing Prevention (OBP) shall be funded at 
     not less than $10,504,000 to sustain activities. In lieu of 
     the House report requirement for an expenditure plan from 
     OBP, NPPD is directed to analyze the efficiencies gained 
     through coordination with the National Guard, work with DoD 
     on capabilities related to counter explosives, and continue 
     to explore applicable capabilities from defense programs that 
     comply with domestic policies and address domestic 
     protections.
       The National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center 
     shall be funded at not less than $15,650,000, as requested.
       Of the total amount provided for Infrastructure Protection, 
     $10,450,000 is provided for sector specific management. On 
     August 1, 2013, the President issued Executive Order 13650 to 
     improve chemical facility safety and security. NPPD is 
     directed to continue implementing the requirements designated 
     in Executive Order 13650 in lieu of the requirement in the 
     Senate report for the Chemical Sector Coordination Council to 
     develop recommendations to improve coordination on chemical 
     security and safety. NPPD is expected to provide regular 
     updates on the progress of implementing improvements, the 
     status of corrective measures being taken to ensure awareness 
     of facilities that fall under the purview of the Chemical 
     Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, and the 
     need for any additional funding requirements that emerge to 
     address coordination needs.
       A total of $81,000,000 is provided for Infrastructure 
     Security Compliance to implement the CFATS program. As 
     detailed in the House report, NPPD is directed to provide a 
     report to the Committees and the relevant authorizing 
     committees, including the House Committee on Homeland 
     Security, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the 
     Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act, explaining how the NPPD Infrastructure Security 
     Compliance Division (ISCD), will further improve the review 
     process for facilities within the CFATS program. In lieu of 
     language in the House report directing NPPD to provide a 
     detailed expenditure plan, the Under Secretary of NPPD is 
     directed to provide a report on the implementation of the 
     CFATS program to the Committees on a semiannual basis, as 
     detailed in the Senate report. The first report shall be 
     submitted not later than 90 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       In lieu of language in the House report, NPPD is directed 
     to report to the Committees semiannually on the status of its 
     progress in complying with all the recommendations made in an 
     OIG report on ISCD's management practices related to CFATS 
     (OIG-13-55). As detailed in the House report, NPPD is 
     directed to provide a report to the Committees and the 
     relevant authorizing committees, including the House 
     Committee on Homeland Security, the House Energy and Commerce 
     Committee, and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs, not later than April 15, 2014, on the 
     steps NPPD is taking to avoid costly duplication of programs. 
     In addition, the report shall describe how NPPD is helping to 
     ensure the safety of facilities and whether DHS intends to 
     mandate how a covered chemical facility meets the personnel 
     surety standard, particularly in cases where the facility has 
     already adopted strong and identifiable personnel measures 
     designed to verify identity, check criminal history, validate 
     legal authorization to work, and identify individuals with 
     terrorist ties.
       As detailed in the House report, NPPD is directed to 
     undertake a critical review of the Department's 
     implementation of the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program and 
     to report to the Committees and the relevant authorizing 
     committees, including the House Committee on Homeland 
     Security, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the 
     Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
     Affairs, not later than 90 days after the date of enactment 
     of this Act.
       In lieu of language in the House report, ISCD is directed 
     to improve the compliance of current Top Screen registrants, 
     such as through ongoing, proactive risk monitoring, data 
     management, and the verification of business information.
       Within the amount provided, $199,725,000 is for Federal 
     Network Security to deploy technology to improve the 
     information security of Federal computer systems, sustain the 
     new continuous monitoring and diagnostic system, and continue 
     the procurement and operations of the system. A general 
     provision is included in Title V of this Act requiring 
     quarterly reports on the monitoring and diagnostic program.
       Within the total amount provided, $382,252,000 is for 
     Network Security Deployment for the Einstein program and 
     related activities. Pursuant to the Senate report, GAO shall 
     complete an in-depth review of the National Cybersecurity 
     Protection System.

                          Outreach to Veterans

       Recruiting an able workforce is critical in the face of a 
     growing cyber threat. Of the Department's new hires in fiscal 
     year 2012, 24.9 percent were veterans and 8.2 percent were 
     disabled veterans, respectively exceeding and meeting the 
     goals set by the President's Council on Veterans Employment. 
     In lieu of the requirement in the House report, NPPD is 
     directed to provide a briefing not later than 60 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act on actual hiring for fiscal 
     year 2013 and hiring goals for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, 
     specifically in the cybersecurity field.

                       Cybersecurity Partnerships

       NPPD is directed to review the possible advantages of 
     establishing cooperative cybersecurity partnerships with 
     DoD's National Cyber Range and software engineering centers 
     to enhance the development of innovative software that 
     improves the Nation's ability to counter threats to our 
     cybersecurity. NPPD shall provide a report to the Committees 
     not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act on its efforts in this area.

                       Federal Protective Service

       A total of $1,301,824,000 is provided for the Federal 
     Protective Service (FPS), as requested. The amount provided 
     is fully offset by collections of security fees. A provision 
     is included requiring the Secretary and the Director of OMB 
     to certify, not later than February 14, 2014, that FPS will 
     collect sufficient revenue and fees to fully fund operations, 
     including 1,371 FTE, of which 1,007 are law enforcement, as 
     requested in the budget.
       Should sufficient revenues not be collected to fully fund 
     operations, a provision has been included to ensure revenue 
     for not less than 1,300 FTE, if the Secretary determines 
     vacancies should not be filled in lieu of more effective 
     security measures. In the event the Secretary determines 
     vacancies should not be filled, an expenditure plan is 
     required describing how security risks to federal employees 
     are adequately addressed.
       A provision is included requiring FPS to include with the 
     submission of the fiscal year 2015 budget request, a 
     strategic human capital plan that aligns fee collections to 
     personnel requirements based on a current threat assessment.
       GAO is directed to review the size of the FPS workforce in 
     conjunction with its law enforcement responsibilities and 
     provide a report to the Committees on areas of risk FPS 
     should consider addressing, pursuant to the Senate report.

                Office of Biometric Identity Management

       A total of $227,108,000 is provided for OBIM. This amount 
     reflects the transfer of ADIS to CBP. Within the funds 
     provided, not less than $4,000,000 shall be dedicated to 
     IDENT system improvements that ensure continued operation of 
     the legacy system and support future capability development. 
     In particular, OBIM is facing significant challenges with 
     IDENT database management, including storage, image 
     separation, and transaction volume. OBIM shall keep the 
     Committees informed on how it is continuing to address such 
     challenges.

                        Office of Health Affairs

       A total of $126,763,000 is provided for the Office of 
     Health Affairs (OHA). Of the total amount, $85,277,000 is for 
     BioWatch; $824,000 is for the Chemical Defense Program; 
     $10,000,000 is for the National Biosurveillance Integration 
     Center, including $2,000,000 above the request to sustain 
     existing activities and support new pilots; $4,995,000 is for 
     Planning and Coordination; and $25,667,000 is for Salaries 
     and Expenses. Of the total amount provided, $15,819,000 is 
     available until September 30, 2015. Not to exceed $2,250 of 
     the funds provided under this heading shall be for official 
     reception and representation expenses.

                         BioWatch Generation 3

       OHA is directed to brief the Committees not later than 
     January 31, 2014, on the results of the Analysis of 
     Alternatives. The briefing shall provide an explanation of 
     the reevaluation of the program's mission and a clear path 
     forward for developing the next generation of technology, 
     including improvements, after consultation with other Federal 
     agencies that have technical or program expertise. The 
     briefing is in lieu of a report required by the Senate on the 
     cost-benefit of the current BioWatch capability or 
     alternative options.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency


                         salaries and expenses

       A total of $946,982,000 is provided for Salaries and 
     Expenses. Not to exceed $2,250 of the funds provided under 
     this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses. Within the total, not less than: 
     $2,000,000 is for the Emergency Management Assistance 
     Compact; $2,200,000 is for the National Hurricane Program; 
     $8,500,000 is for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction

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     Program; $9,100,000 is for the National Dam Safety Program; 
     $4,000,000 is for automation modernization; and $4,000,000 is 
     for national training center infrastructure improvements. Of 
     the total, $29,000,000 is for capital improvements to the 
     Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center. A provision is 
     included requiring an expenditure plan related to 
     modernization of automated systems.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ( $
                                                                         000 )            Final Bill  ( $ 000 )
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Administrative and Regional Offices...........................                 $240,736                 $249,855
  Office of National Capital Region Coordination..............                  (2,602)                  (3,400)
Preparedness and Protection...................................                  293,684                  173,406
Response......................................................                  171,665                  178,692
  Urban Search and Rescue Response System.....................                 (27,513)                 (35,180)
Recovery......................................................                   55,530                   55,121
Mitigation....................................................                   25,882                   27,858
Mission Support...............................................                  144,580                  151,744
Centrally Managed Accounts....................................                  110,306                  110,306
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
    Total, Salaries and Expenses..............................               $1,042,383                 $946,982
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       FEMA must acquire additional economic expertise, for fiscal 
     year 2014 and into the future, to more effectively assess the 
     costs and benefits of policies and to better align disaster 
     planning and resources. Within 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, FEMA is directed to update the 
     Committees on a plan for acquiring such expertise.

             Office of National Capital Region Coordination

       Of the amount provided for Administrative and Regional 
     Offices, $3,400,000 is included to sustain the current 
     activity level of the Office of National Capital Region 
     Coordination (ONCRC). FEMA is directed to submit a plan, 
     including associated costs, for ensuring that the ONCRC 
     mission is clearly defined and meets its unique statutory 
     responsibilities, not later than 120 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act. Pursuant to the Senate report, FEMA 
     shall not proceed with any realignment or reorganization of 
     the ONCRC until it has appropriate approval from Congress. 
     Stakeholder input and concurrence with any proposed changes 
     will be critical for Congress to seriously consider any such 
     approval.

                       Office of External Affairs

       Not to exceed $14,542,000 of the funds provided for 
     Administrative and Regional Offices shall be for the Office 
     of External Affairs. The Office of External Affairs shall 
     continue to improve the accuracy and timeliness of FEMA's 
     communications with Congress and the public. In addition, in 
     lieu of the requirement in the Senate report, the Office of 
     the Administrator is directed to provide a briefing not later 
     than May 1, 2014, on the implementation of FEMA's proposed 
     plans to improve these efforts.

                              Preparedness

       The work of the Local, State, Tribal, and Federal 
     Preparedness Task Force and resulting recommendations have 
     charted a valuable course for FEMA. FEMA shall continue to 
     engage stakeholders and consult with members of the Task 
     Force on matters of national preparedness. However, FEMA is 
     not directed to reconvene the Task Force per the Senate 
     report. While the majority of the recommendations have been 
     completed, additional time is needed to resolve remaining 
     issues so that the Task Force can be used most productively 
     if needed in the future.

                              FEMA Audits

       FEMA and the OIG have embarked on a process to identify 
     preventative measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse 
     instead of the current disruptive nature of identifying both 
     project-specific and systemic problems well after the fact. 
     This is essential for protection of taxpayer dollars and 
     effective disaster preparedness and recovery. In lieu of the 
     requirement in the Senate report for the FEMA Administrator 
     and the OIG to provide a joint report, FEMA and the OIG are 
     directed to jointly brief the Committees on a quarterly basis 
     on improvements to better guard against waste, fraud, and 
     abuse in all FEMA programs. The briefings shall include a 
     framework to make the audit process preventative; changes to 
     audit procedures to ensure cost effective findings and to 
     address root causes found in after-the-fact reports; specific 
     steps needed to implement systemic improvements by all 
     recommendation categories, beginning with business 
     transformation, unsupported cost, and ineligible work or 
     costs; and timeframes to complete specific goals.


                        state and local programs

       A total of $1,500,000,000 is provided for State and Local 
     Programs. The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA 
     is as follows:

 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget Estimate  ($
                                                                          000)             Final Bill  ($ 000)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
State Homeland Security Grant Program.........................  .......................                 $466,346
    Operation Stonegarden.....................................  .......................                 (55,000)
Urban Area Security Initiative................................  .......................                  600,000
    Nonprofit Security Grants.................................  .......................                 (13,000)
Public Transportation Security Assistance and Railroad          .......................                  100,000
 Security Assistance..........................................
    Amtrak Security...........................................  .......................                 (10,000)
Port Security Grants..........................................  .......................                  100,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Discretionary Grants........................  .......................                1,266,346
Education, Training, and Exercises
    Emergency Management Institute \1\........................  .......................                   20,569
    Center for Domestic Preparedness \1\......................  .......................                   64,991
    National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.................  .......................                   98,000
    National Exercise Program \1\.............................  .......................                   21,094
    Continuing Training.......................................  .......................                   29,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, Education, Training, and Exercises..........  .......................                  233,654
National Preparedness Grant Program...........................               $1,043,200  .......................
First Responder Assistance Program............................  .......................  .......................
    Emergency Management Performance Grants \2\...............                  350,000  .......................
    Fire Grants \2\...........................................                  335,000  .......................
    Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)                   335,000  .......................
     Act Grants \2\...........................................
    Training Partnership Grants...............................                   60,000  .......................
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal, First Responder Assistance Program..........                1,080,000  .......................
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
            Total, State and Local Programs...................               $2,123,200              $1,500,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Funds requested under FEMA Salaries and Expenses
\2\ Funds appropriated in separate accounts

       Provisions are included specifying timeframes for grant 
     awards, limiting grantee administrative costs to five 
     percent, permitting the construction of communication towers 
     under certain conditions, requiring reports from grantees as 
     necessary, and permitting the use of certain funds for 
     security buffer zones at FEMA facilities.

                   Education, Training, and Exercises

       A total of $233,654,000 is provided for Education, 
     Training, and Exercises. Within the total, $29,000,000 is for 
     Continuing Training. As directed in the House and Senate 
     reports, FEMA shall prioritize funding to be awarded 
     competitively for FEMA-certified rural training in crisis 
     management and hazardous materials training for first 
     responders.

                     Urban Area Security Initiative

       In accordance with section 2003 of the Homeland Security 
     Act, the Department shall provide metropolitan statistical 
     areas an opportunity to submit information regarding the 
     threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences they face from 
     acts of terrorism.It is expected that the Urban Area Security 
     Initiative (UASI) program will continue to be explicitly 
     focused on urban areas that are

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     subject to the greatest terrorism risk, and that resources 
     will continue to be allocated in proportion to risk. If the 
     Secretary determines that risk can be more effectively 
     addressed through a change in the number of urban areas 
     receiving UASI funding when compared to the number funded in 
     fiscal year 2013, the specific factors that led to the 
     determination shall be briefed to the Committees five days 
     prior to the announcement of funding. Any such change should 
     be consistent with more efficiently and effectively targeting 
     resources to address risk.


                     FIREFIGHTER ASSISTANCE GRANTS

       A total of $680,000,000 is provided for Firefighter 
     Assistance Grants, including $340,000,000 for firefighter 
     assistance grants and $340,000,000 for firefighter staffing 
     grants.


                EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANTS

       A total of $350,000,000 is provided for Emergency 
     Management Performance Grants.


              RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM

       Statutory language is included providing for the receipt 
     and expenditure of fees collected, as authorized by Public 
     Law 105-276.


                   UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION

       A total of $44,000,000 is provided for the United States 
     Fire Administration. The budget proposal to transfer the 
     State Fire Training Grant Program to the Assistance to 
     Firefighters Grant program is denied.


                          DISASTER RELIEF FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       A total of $6,220,908,000 is provided for the Disaster 
     Relief Fund (DRF), of which $5,626,386,000 is designated as 
     being for disaster relief for major disasters pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(D) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985. A provision is included 
     transferring $24,000,000 to the OIG for audits and 
     investigations related to all disasters. Provisions are also 
     included requiring reports on disaster related expenditures.
       A general provision is included in Title V of this Act that 
     rescinds $300,522,000 from amounts provided for non-major 
     disaster programs in prior years due to the significant 
     balances carried over from fiscal year 2013 and amounts 
     recovered from previous disasters during project 
     closeouts.The remaining balances, combined with the amount 
     appropriated in this bill, fully fund all known requirements, 
     to include recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Colorado 
     wildfires, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and other previous 
     disasters, as well as relief efforts for future disasters.
       As directed in the House report, FEMA shall submit a report 
     to the Committees, the House Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security 
     and Governmental Affairs, describing options for making 
     housing cooperative and condominium associations eligible for 
     Federal disaster assistance.


             FLOOD HAZARD MAPPING AND RISK ANALYSIS PROGRAM

       A total of $95,202,000 is provided for Flood Hazard Mapping 
     and Risk Analysis. Pursuant to the Senate report, FEMA shall 
     continue efforts to best reflect varying levels of flood 
     mitigation from infrastructure on flood maps; provide a 
     timeline and potential cost of acquiring modern flood risk 
     analysis tools; and ensure that levee accreditation 
     provisions use plain language.


                     NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE FUND

       A total of $176,300,000 is provided for the National Flood 
     Insurance Fund, for which administrative costs shall not 
     exceed 4 percent. In lieu of the report required in the House 
     report, FEMA is directed to brief the Committees not later 
     than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act on the 
     steps being taken to address the drastic increases in flood 
     insurance rates that numerous National Flood Insurance 
     Program policyholders are experiencing.


                  NATIONAL PREDISASTER MITIGATION FUND

       A total of $25,000,000 is provided for the National 
     Predisaster Mitigation Fund, to remain available until 
     expended.


                       EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER

       A total of $120,000,000 is provided for the Emergency Food 
     and Shelter program, of which administrative costs shall not 
     exceed 3.5 percent.

        TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND SERVICES

           United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

                                E-Verify

       A total of $113,889,000 is provided in discretionary 
     appropriations for USCIS for E-Verify.
       As directed in the Senate report, USCIS shall create a 
     mobile application and other smart phone technologies for 
     employers using E-Verify and consult with the Small Business 
     Administration about improving marketing to small businesses 
     to encourage the use of E-Verify.
       As described in the House report, USCIS is directed to 
     brief the Committees semiannually on the following: a review 
     process for E-Verify final non-confirmations; fee revenues 
     and obligations; and USCIS transformation.

                      Immigrant Integration Grants

       A general provision is included in Title V of this Act 
     providing $2,500,000 in appropriated funds and $7,500,000 
     from fee revenue for immigrant integration grants. None of 
     the appropriated funds may be used to administer the program.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       A total of $227,845,000 is provided for Salaries and 
     Expenses, which is sufficient to cover the training 
     requirements of the additional CBPOs being funded within the 
     CBP section of this bill. Not to exceed $9,180 of the funds 
     provided under this heading shall be for official reception 
     and representation expenses.


     ACQUISITIONS, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENTS, AND RELATED EXPENSES

       A total of $30,885,000 is provided for Acquisition, 
     Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses.

                         Science and Technology


                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

       A total of $129,000,000 is provided for Management and 
     Administration. Not to exceed $7,650 of the funds provided 
     under this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses.


           RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, ACQUISITION, AND OPERATIONS

       A total of $1,091,212,000 is provided for Research, 
     Development, Acquisition, and Operations.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Budget estimate (   Final bill  ( $
                                         $ 000 )             000 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Research, Development, and                   $467,000           $462,000
 Innovation.......................
Laboratory Facilities.............            857,785            547,785
Acquisition and Operations Support             41,703             41,703
University Programs...............             31,000             39,724
    Total, Research, Development,          $1,397,488         $1,091,212
     Acquisition, and Operations..
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 Research, Development, and Innovation

       A total of $462,000,000 is provided for Research, 
     Development, and Innovation (RDI). S&T is directed, as has 
     been done in previous years, to submit to the Committees not 
     later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act a 
     detailed breakout of funding levels proposed for each of its 
     research thrust areas within the RDI PPA. These allocations 
     by thrust area shall subsequently serve as PPAs and control 
     levels for fiscal year 2014. This funding plan shall also 
     include project-level detail on how S&T intends to fund 
     individual research initiatives within each thrust area PPA.

                          Budget Justification

       The Department is directed to include in the budget 
     justification for fiscal year 2015 and thereafter, the 
     following information for each project: project description; 
     justification and scope; prior year key events, current year 
     planned key events, and budget year key events; and funding 
     history. Furthermore, S&T is directed to brief the Committees 
     on: project schedule, to include milestones; explanation for 
     delayed milestones; type of research (basic, applied, 
     advanced technology development, advanced component 
     development and prototypes, or system development and 
     demonstration); technical readiness level; and transition 
     plans.

                             Apex Projects

       S&T and its partner components are to brief the Committees 
     not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
     Act, and periodically thereafter, on funding, schedule, and 
     progress of Apex projects. S&T is to notify the Committees at 
     least 14 days before initiating a new Apex project and 
     include information on the goals and full cost of the 
     proposed effort.

                National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility

       The bill provides $547,785,000 for Laboratory Facilities of 
     which $404,000,000 is to begin construction on the National 
     Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF).

                         Cybersecurity Research

       The bill provides increased funding for cybersecurity 
     research. As specified in the Senate report, S&T and NPPD are 
     encouraged to establish operational cybersecurity research 
     initiatives, to include the involvement of academic 
     institutions, existing Federal research and development 
     organizations, and the private sector. In addition, S&T is 
     encouraged to continue a simulation-based cybersecurity 
     exercise tool for the financial services sector and extend 
     the tool to other critical infrastructure sectors, as 
     discussed in the Senate report. While S&T is not directed to 
     commit a specific level of funding, as proposed in the House 
     report, S&T is expected to leverage the expertise of existing 
     governmental organizations to improve DHS cybersecurity 
     capabilities, to include the use of competitively awarded 
     research and development projects.

                            Canine Standards

       As described in the House and Senate reports, S&T shall 
     work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
     and with other subject matter experts, to develop consistent 
     breeding, training, conditioning, and deployment standards 
     for detection canine teams.

                           Industry Outreach

       As required in the Senate report, S&T, in consultation with 
     the DHS Private Sector Office, is to submit a report not 
     later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     detailing efforts the agency is making to identify innovative 
     technologies developed by industry, other Federal agencies, 
     and universities that could improve the effectiveness, 
     efficiency, and safety of DHS missions.

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                          Disaster Resilience

       S&T is encouraged to enhance Natural Disaster Resiliency 
     projects that focus on dam or levee flood simulation and 
     mapping that can be utilized as a tool for FEMA, as discussed 
     in the Senate report.

                          University Programs

       A total of $39,724,000 is provided for University Programs. 
     This level will allow S&T to fund all existing centers at an 
     appropriate level and establish a new center of excellence. 
     S&T shall brief the Committees not later than 45 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act on its initial plans for 
     the establishment of a new center.

                   Domestic Nuclear Detection Office


                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

       A total of $37,353,000 is provided for Management and 
     Administration. Not to exceed $2,250 of the funds provided 
     under this heading shall be for official reception and 
     representation expenses.


                 RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND OPERATIONS

       A total of $205,302,000 is provided for Research, 
     Development, and Operations.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                 estimate (   Final bill
                                                  $ 000 )     ( $ 000 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Systems Engineering and Architecture..........      $21,222      $21,000
Systems Development...........................       21,243       21,000
Transformational Research and Development.....       75,291       71,102
Assessments...................................       39,918       39,300
Operations Support............................       30,835       30,200
National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center...       22,701       22,700
                                               -------------------------
    Total, Research, Development, and              $211,210     $205,302
     Operations...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Systems Acquisition

       The bill provides a total of $42,600,000 for Systems 
     Acquisition.
       The amount provided for this appropriation by PPA is as 
     follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                 estimate (   Final bill
                                                  $ 000 )     ( $ 000 )
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Radiation Portal Monitor Program..............       $7,000       $7,000
Securing the Cities...........................       22,000       22,000
Human Portable Radiation Detection Systems....       13,600       13,600
                                               -------------------------
    Total, Systems Acquisition................      $42,600      $42,600
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS


                    (including rescissions of funds)

       Section 501. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that no part of any appropriation shall remain 
     available for obligation beyond the current year unless 
     expressly provided.
       Section 502. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that unexpended balances of prior appropriations 
     may be merged with new appropriation accounts and used for 
     the same purpose, subject to reprogramming guidelines.
       Section 503. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified that provides authority to 
     reprogram appropriations within an account and to transfer up 
     to 5 percent between appropriations accounts with 15-day 
     advance notification to the Committees. A detailed funding 
     table identifying programs, projects, and activities is 
     included at the end of this statement. This table along with 
     funding levels specified in the report shall serve as the 
     control level for all reprogrammings. These reprogramming 
     guidelines shall be complied with by all agencies funded by 
     this Act.
       The Department shall submit reprogramming requests on a 
     timely basis and provide complete explanations of the 
     reallocations proposed, including detailed justifications of 
     the increases and offsets, and any specific impact the 
     proposed changes will have on the budget request for the 
     following fiscal year and future-year appropriations 
     requirements. Each request submitted to the Committees should 
     include a detailed table showing the proposed revisions at 
     the account, program, project, and activity level to the 
     funding and staffing (full-time equivalent position) levels 
     for the current fiscal year and to the levels requested in 
     the President's budget for the following fiscal year.
       The Department shall manage its programs and activities 
     within the levels appropriated. The Department should only 
     submit reprogramming or transfer requests in the case of an 
     unforeseeable emergency or situation that could not have been 
     predicted when formulating the budget request for the current 
     fiscal year. When the Department submits a reprogramming or 
     transfer request to the Committees and does not receive 
     identical responses from the House and Senate, it is the 
     responsibility of the Department to reconcile the House and 
     Senate differences before proceeding, and if reconciliation 
     is not possible, to consider the reprogramming or transfer 
     request not approved.
       Unless an initial notification has been provided, the 
     Department is not to submit a reprogramming or transfer of 
     funds after June 30 except in extraordinary circumstances, 
     which imminently threaten the safety of human life or the 
     protection of property. If a reprogramming or transfer is 
     needed after June 30, the submittal should contain sufficient 
     documentation as to why it meets this statutory exception.
       Subsection (e) is included to ensure that funds that are 
     deobligated by the Department are also subject to the 
     reprogramming and transfer guidelines and requirements set 
     forth in this section.
       Section 504. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified that prohibits funds appropriated 
     or otherwise made available to the Department to make payment 
     to the Working Capital Fund (WCF), except for activities and 
     amounts allowed in the President's fiscal year 2014 request. 
     Funds provided to the WCF are available until expended. The 
     Department can only charge components for direct usage of the 
     WCF and these funds may be used only for the purposes 
     consistent with the contributing component. Any funds paid in 
     advance or reimbursed must reflect the full cost of each 
     service. The Department shall submit a notification for the 
     addition or removal of any activity to the fund and shall 
     submit quarterly execution reports with activity level 
     detail.
       Section 505. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified that not to exceed 50 percent of 
     unobligated balances remaining at the end of fiscal year 2014 
     from appropriations made for salaries and expenses shall 
     remain available through fiscal year 2015 subject to section 
     503 reprogramming guidelines.
       Section 506. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that funds for intelligence activities are 
     deemed to be specifically authorized during fiscal year 2014 
     until the enactment of an Act authorizing intelligence 
     activities for fiscal year 2014.
       Section 507. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued requiring notification of the Committees three 
     days before grant allocations, grant awards, contract awards, 
     other transactional agreements, letters of intent, a task or 
     delivery order on a multiple contract award totaling 
     $1,000,000 or more, a task or delivery order greater than 
     $10,000,000 from multi-year funds, or sole-source grant 
     awards, are announced by the Department, including contracts 
     covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The Department 
     is required to brief the Committees 5 full business days 
     prior to announcing the intention to make a grant under State 
     and Local Programs. Notification shall include a description 
     of the project or projects to be funded, including city, 
     county, and State.
       Section 508. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that no agency shall purchase, construct, or 
     lease additional facilities for Federal law enforcement 
     training without advance approval of the Committees.
       Section 509. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that none of the funds may be used for any 
     construction, repair, alteration, or acquisition project for 
     which a prospectus, if required under chapter 33 of title 40, 
     United States Code, has not been approved.
       Section 510. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that consolidates by reference prior year 
     statutory bill language into one provision. These provisions 
     relate to contracting officer's technical representative 
     training; sensitive security information; and the use of 
     funds in conformance with section 303 of the Energy Policy 
     Act of 1992.
       Section 511. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that none of the funds may be used in 
     contravention of the Buy American Act.
       Section 512. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued on reporting requirements of the privacy 
     officer.
       Section 513. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued regarding the oath of allegiance required by 
     section 337 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
       Section 514. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified requiring the Chief Financial 
     Officer to submit monthly budget execution and staffing 
     reports within 30 days after the close of each month.
       Section 515. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued directing that any funds appropriated or 
     transferred to TSA's Aviation Security, Administration, and 
     Transportation Security Support appropriations in fiscal 
     years 2004 and 2005 that are recovered or deobligated shall 
     be available only for procurement and installation of 
     explosives detection systems, air cargo, baggage, and 
     checkpoint screening systems, subject to notification. 
     Quarterly reports must be submitted identifying any funds 
     that are recovered or deobligated.
       Section 516. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued regarding the competitive sourcing for USCIS. The 
     House proposed no similar provision.
       Section 517. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued for fiscal year 2014 requiring that any funds 
     appropriated to the Coast Guard's 110-123 foot patrol boat 
     conversion that are recovered, collected, or otherwise 
     received as a result of negotiation, mediation, or 
     litigation, shall be available until expended for the Fast 
     Response Cutter program.
       Section 518. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified for fiscal year 2014 and thereafter 
     relating to undercover investigative operations authority of 
     the U.S. Secret Service.
       Section 519. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued classifying the functions of the instructor 
     staff at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as 
     inherently governmental for purposes of the Federal 
     Activities Inventory Reform Act.
       Section 520. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified regarding grants or contracts 
     awarded by any means other than full and open competition. 
     The Inspector General is required to review Departmental 
     contracts awarded noncompetitively and report on the results 
     to Committees.

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       Section 521. A provision proposed by the House is continued 
     that prohibits funding pertaining to the Principal Federal 
     Official during a Stafford Act declared disaster or 
     emergency, with certain exceptions. The Senate proposed no 
     similar provision.
       Section 522. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that precludes DHS from using funds in this Act 
     to carry out reorganization authority. This prohibition is 
     not intended to prevent the Department from carrying out 
     routine or small reallocations of personnel or functions 
     within components, subject to section 503 of this Act. This 
     language prevents large scale reorganization of the 
     Department, which the Committees believe should be acted on 
     legislatively by the relevant Congressional committees of 
     jurisdiction.
       Section 523. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued prohibiting the Secretary from reducing operations 
     within the Coast Guard's Civil Engineering Program except as 
     specifically authorized by a statute enacted after the date 
     of enactment of this Act. The House proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 524. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that prohibits funding to grant an immigration 
     benefit to any individual unless the results of the 
     background checks required in statute, to be completed prior 
     to the grant of the benefit, have been received by DHS.
       Section 525. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued extending other transactional authority for DHS 
     through fiscal year 2014.
       Section 526. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued requiring the Secretary to link all contracts 
     that provide award fees to successful acquisition outcomes.
       Section 527. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued regarding waivers of the Jones Act. The House 
     proposed no similar provision.
       Section 528. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued related to prescription drugs.
       Section 529. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued prohibiting funds from being used to reduce the 
     Coast Guard's Operations Systems Center mission or its 
     government-employed or contract staff. The House proposed no 
     similar provision.
       Section 530. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued requiring the Secretary, in conjunction with the 
     Secretary of the Treasury, to notify the Committees of any 
     proposed transfers from the Department of Treasury Forfeiture 
     Fund to any agency within DHS. No funds may be obligated 
     until the Committees approve the proposed transfers.
       Section 531. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting funds for planning, testing, 
     piloting, or developing a national identification card.
       Section 532. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued prohibiting funds to be used to conduct or 
     implement the results of a competition under Office of 
     Management and Budget Circular A-76 with respect to the Coast 
     Guard National Vessel Documentation Center. The House 
     proposed no similar provision.
       Section 533. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued requiring the TSA Administrator to certify that 
     no security risks will result if an airport does not 
     participate in the E-Verify program.
       Section 534. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that requires a report, to be posted on the FEMA 
     Web site, summarizing damage assessment information used to 
     determine whether to declare a major disaster.
       Section 535. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued directing that any official required by this Act 
     to report or to certify to the Committees on Appropriations 
     may not delegate any such authority unless expressly 
     authorized to do so in this Act.
       Section 536. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified extending risk-based security 
     standards for chemical facilities cited in section 550 of 
     Public Law 109-295, as amended, for one year.
       Section 537. A provision proposed by the House is continued 
     prohibiting the use of funds for the transfer or release of 
     individuals detained at United States Naval Station, 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate included a similar 
     provision.
       Section 538. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting funds in this Act to be used for 
     first-class travel.
       Section 539. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting funds to be used to employ illegal 
     workers as described in Section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration 
     and Nationality Act.
       Section 540. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued relating to the proper disposal of personal 
     information collected through the Registered Traveler 
     program.
       Section 541. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act to pay for award or incentive fees for 
     contractors with below satisfactory performance or 
     performance that fails to meet the basic requirements of the 
     contract.
       Section 542. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued that requires any new processes developed to 
     screen aviation passengers and crews for transportation or 
     national security to consider privacy and civil liberties, 
     consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance.
       Section 543. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified that allocates $7,500,000 of 
     deposits into the Immigration Examinations Fee Account of the 
     United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for the 
     purposes of providing immigrant integration grants and 
     provides an additional $2,500,000 in appropriated funds for 
     the same purpose in fiscal year 2014. The grants shall be 
     used to provide services to individuals who have been 
     lawfully admitted into the U.S. for permanent residence.
       Section 544. A provision proposed by the Senate is modified 
     providing a total of $35,000,000 for consolidation of the new 
     DHS headquarters at St. Elizabeths and consolidation of 
     mission support activities. The House proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 545. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act for DHS to enter into a Federal 
     contract unless the contract meets requirements of the 
     Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 or 
     Chapter 137 of title 10 U.S.C., and the Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation, unless the contract is otherwise authorized by 
     statute without regard to this section.
       Section 546. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified providing $42,200,000 for data 
     center migration activities to be allocated by the Secretary 
     and allowing the Secretary to transfer data center migration 
     funds made available by this Act between appropriations after 
     notifying the Committees 15 days in advance.
       Section 547. A new provision is included providing 
     $29,548,000 for financial systems modernization activities to 
     be allocated by the Secretary and allowing the Secretary to 
     transfer financial systems modernization funds made available 
     by this Act between appropriations after notifying the 
     Committees 15 days in advance.
       Section 548. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued providing some flexibility to the Department for 
     financing a response to an immigration emergency, subject to 
     notification. The House proposed no similar provision.
       Section 549. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued permitting the Department to sell ICE-owned 
     detention facilities and use the proceeds from any sale for 
     improvement to other facilities provided that any such sale 
     will not result in the maintenance of less than 34,000 
     detention beds.
       Section 550. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting availability of funds in this Act 
     for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now 
     (ACORN) and its affiliated organizations.
       Section 551. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified pertaining to multi-year investment 
     plans for certain activities within the Office of the Chief 
     Information Officer, CBP, ICE, the United States Secret 
     Service, and OBIM.
       Section 552. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued stating that the Secretary shall ensure 
     enforcement of immigration laws.
       Section 553. A provision proposed by the House is continued 
     requiring the Secretary to submit a report detailing Coast 
     Guard budgetary policies, procedures, and technical direction 
     pertaining to acquisition. The Senate proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 554. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is included and modified regarding Federal Network Security.
       Section 555. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued regarding restrictions on electronic access to 
     pornography, except for law enforcement purposes.
       Section 556. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued regarding the transfer of firearms by Federal 
     law enforcement personnel.
       Section 557. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued prohibiting any funds from this or any other Act 
     to be used for creation of the National Preparedness Grant 
     Program or any successor grant programs unless explicitly 
     authorized by Congress.
       Section 558. A provision proposed by the House is continued 
     prohibiting funds for the position of Public Advocate or a 
     successor position within ICE. The Senate proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 559. A provision proposed by the Senate is included 
     and modified authorizing CBP to create a pilot program to 
     test the validity of partnering with private and public 
     entities to meet the growing demand for new facilities, 
     ongoing modernization needs at ports of entry, and certain 
     services. This authority enables CBP to enter into 
     reimbursable agreements for additional CBP services at ports 
     of entry, including agreements at no more than five airports, 
     and enables CBP to accept donations under certain 
     circumstances. The House proposed no similar provision.
       Section 560. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued and modified regarding funding restrictions and 
     reporting requirements related to conferences occurring 
     outside of the United States.
       Section 561. A provision proposed by the House is included 
     that prohibits funds made available by this Act from being 
     used to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, 
     or cooperative agreement with,

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     make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any 
     corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation 
     under any federal or state law within the preceding 24 
     months, unless the awarding agency has made a determination 
     that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the 
     interests of the United States. The Senate proposed no 
     similar provision.
       Section 562. A provision proposed by the House is included 
     that prohibits funds made available by this Act from being 
     used to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, 
     or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a 
     loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that has any 
     unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed, for 
     which all judicial and administrative remedies have been 
     exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a 
     timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority 
     responsible for collecting the tax liability, unless the 
     awarding agency has made a determination that suspension or 
     debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the 
     United States. The Senate proposed no similar provision.
       Section 563. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued that prohibits funds made available by this Act to 
     reimburse any Federal department or agency for its 
     participation in a NSSE. The House proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 564. A provision proposed by the House is included 
     and modified requiring certification to Congress in the event 
     of air preclearance operations. The Senate proposed no 
     similar provision.
       Section 565. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is continued providing the Secretary discretion to waive 
     certain provisions of law related to requirements for 
     Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) 
     grants.
       Section 566. A provision proposed by the Senate is 
     continued that prohibits the collection of new land border 
     fees or the study of the imposition of such border fees. The 
     House proposed a similar provision.
       Section 567. A provision proposed by the Senate is included 
     and modified pertaining to the temporary reemployment of 
     administrative law judges for arbitration dispute resolution. 
     The House proposed no similar provision.
       Section 568. A provision proposed by the Senate is included 
     that clarifies that fees collected pursuant to the Colombia 
     Free Trade Agreement are available until expended. The House 
     proposed no similar provision.
       Section 569. A provision proposed by the House is included 
     and modified which requires a comprehensive report on the 
     purchase and usage of ammunition by the Department annually. 
     The Senate proposed no similar provision.
       Section 570. A provision proposed by the Senate is included 
     that allows the Commissioner of CBP to waive a reimbursement 
     claim from 2009 for the Office of the Federal Coordinator for 
     Gulf Coast Rebuilding. The House proposed no similar 
     provision.
       Section 571. A provision is included requiring CBP to 
     evaluate the effectiveness of its existing passenger 
     processing methods.
       Section 572. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is included related to section 1308(h) of the National Flood 
     Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4015(h)).

                              Rescissions

       Section 573. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is included and modified rescinding unobligated balances of 
     prior year appropriations in multiple appropriations across 
     the Department. CBP is directed to identify changes made 
     necessary as a result of the BSFIT rescission in the required 
     BSFIT expenditure plan.
       Section 574. A provision proposed by the House and Senate 
     is included rescinding $100,000,000 from the unobligated 
     balances available in the Department of the Treasury Asset 
     Forfeiture Fund.
       Section 575. A provision proposed by the Senate is included 
     and modified rescinding unobligated balances made available 
     to the Department when it was created in 2003.
       Section 576. A new provision is included rescinding lapsed 
     balances made available pursuant to section 505 of this Act.
       Section 577. A new provision is included rescinding 
     unobligated balances of prior year appropriations in the 
     Disaster Relief Fund for non-major disaster programs due to 
     the significant balances carried over from fiscal year 2013 
     and amounts recovered from previous disasters during project 
     closeouts.

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   DIVISION G--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED 
                   AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

       The following statement is an explanation of the effects of 
     Division G, which makes appropriations for the Department of 
     the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 
     Forest Service, the Indian Health Service, and related 
     agencies for fiscal year 2014.
       In cases where this explanatory statement directs the 
     submission of a report, such report is to be submitted to 
     both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. Where 
     this explanatory statement refers to the Committees or the 
     Committees on Appropriations, unless otherwise noted, this 
     reference is to the House Subcommittee on Interior, 
     Environment and Related Agencies and the Senate Subcommittee 
     on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.
       The Committees direct each department and agency funded in 
     this Act to follow the directions set forth in this Act and 
     the accompanying statement, and not reallocate resources or 
     reorganize activities except as provided herein or otherwise 
     approved by the Committees through the reprogramming process 
     as described in this explanatory statement. This explanatory 
     statement addresses only those agencies and accounts for 
     which there is a need for greater explanation than provided 
     in the Act itself. Funding levels for appropriations by 
     account, program, and activity, with comparisons to the 
     fiscal year 2014 budget request, can be found in the table at 
     the end of this division.
       National Ocean Policy.--The Committees direct the 
     Department of the Interior, EPA, and Council on Environmental 
     Quality to: (1) submit a report to the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations within 60 days of enactment of 
     this Act identifying all expenditures in fiscal years 2012 
     and 2013 for the development, administration and 
     implementation of the National Ocean Policy as defined by 
     Executive Order 13547; and (2) clearly identify funding 
     proposed for the implementation of the National Ocean Policy 
     in future budget submissions.
       State Wildlife Data.--The Department of the Interior and 
     the Forest Service are expected to cooperatively engage State 
     fish and wildlife agencies to utilize State fish and wildlife 
     data and analyses as a significant source of information to 
     inform land use, planning, and related natural resource 
     decisions involving wildlife, since the States retain primary 
     jurisdiction over most wildlife on Federal, State, and 
     private lands. Federal agencies should not unnecessarily 
     duplicate raw data, but when appropriate, evaluate existing 
     analyses of data prepared by the States and reciprocally, 
     share data with State wildlife managers, to ensure that the 
     most complete data are available for decision support 
     systems.
       Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement.--The agreement does 
     not address an extension of the current recreation fee 
     authority. A one-year extension of this authority was 
     contained in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (PL 113-
     46).
       Making Litigation Costs Transparent.--The Department of the 
     Interior, EPA, and the Forest Service are directed to provide 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, and 
     make publicly available no later than 60 days after enactment 
     of this Act, detailed Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) fee 
     information as specified in House Report 112-151.
       Public Access.--The Committees believe that it is essential 
     for the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service to 
     provide opportunities on public lands for hunting, fishing, 
     recreational shooting, and other outdoor activities. Within 
     120 days of enactment of this Act, the Department and the 
     Forest Service are directed to report back to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations regarding actions to 
     preserve and improve access to public lands for hunting, 
     fishing, shooting and other recreational activities, 
     including proposed improvements for public involvement in 
     agency decision-making and coordination with State and local 
     governments.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

       The following are the procedures governing reprogramming 
     actions for programs and activities funded in the Department 
     of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act. The Committees remind the agencies funded 
     in this Act that these reprogramming guidelines are in 
     effect, and must be complied with, until such time as the 
     Committees modify them through bill or report language.
       Definitions.--``Reprogramming,'' as defined in these 
     procedures, includes the reallocation of funds from one 
     budget activity, budget line-item or program area, to another 
     within any appropriation funded in this Act.
       For construction, land acquisition, and forest legacy 
     accounts, a reprogramming constitutes the reallocation of 
     funds, including unobligated balances, from one construction, 
     land acquisition, or forest legacy project to another such 
     project.
       A reprogramming shall also consist of any significant 
     departure from the program described in the agency's budget 
     justifications. This includes proposed reorganizations, 
     especially those of significant national or regional 
     importance, even without a change in funding. Any change to 
     the organization table presented in the budget justification 
     shall be subject to this requirement.
       General Guidelines for Reprogramming.--
       (a) A reprogramming should be made only when an unforeseen 
     situation arises, and then only if postponement of the 
     project or the activity until the next appropriation year 
     would result in actual loss or damage.
       (b) Any project or activity, which may be deferred through 
     reprogramming, shall not later be accomplished by means of 
     further reprogramming, but instead, funds should again be 
     sought for the deferred project or activity through the 
     regular appropriations process.
       (c) Except under the most urgent situations, reprogramming 
     should not be employed to initiate new programs or increase 
     allocations specifically denied or limited by Congress, or to 
     decrease allocations specifically increased by the Congress.
       (d) Reprogramming proposals submitted to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations for approval shall be 
     considered approved 30 calendar days after receipt if the 
     Committees have posed no objection. However, agencies will be 
     expected to extend the approval deadline if specifically 
     requested by either Committee.
       Criteria and Exceptions.--A reprogramming must be submitted 
     to the Committees in writing prior to implementation if it 
     exceeds $1,000,000 annually or results in an increase or 
     decrease of more than 10 percent annually in affected 
     programs, with the following exceptions:
       (a) With regard to the tribal priority allocations of the 
     Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education, 
     there is no restriction on reprogrammings among these 
     programs. However, the Bureaus shall report on all 
     reprogrammings made during a given fiscal year no later than 
     60 days after the end of the fiscal year.
       (b) With regard to the EPA, State and Tribal Assistance 
     Grants account, the Committees do not require reprogramming 
     requests associated with States and Tribes Partnership 
     Grants.
       Assessments.--``Assessment'' as defined in these procedures 
     shall refer to any charges, reserves, or holdbacks applied to 
     a budget activity or budget line item for costs associated 
     with general agency administrative costs, overhead costs, 
     working capital expenses, or contingencies.
       (a) No assessment shall be levied against any program, 
     budget activity, sub-activity, budget line item, or project 
     funded by the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
     Appropriations Act unless such assessment and the basis 
     therefor are presented to the Committees on Appropriations in 
     the budget justifications and are subsequently approved by 
     the Committees. The explanation for any assessment in the 
     budget justification shall show the amount of the assessment, 
     the activities assessed, and the purpose of the funds.
       (b) Proposed changes to estimated assessments, as such 
     estimates were presented in annual budget justifications, 
     shall be submitted through the reprogramming process and 
     shall be subject to the same dollar and reporting criteria as 
     any other reprogramming.
       (c) The Committees direct that each agency or bureau which 
     utilizes assessments shall submit an annual report to the 
     Committees which provides details on the use of all funds 
     assessed from any other budget activity, line item, sub-
     activity, or project.
       (d) In no case shall contingency funds or assessments be 
     used to finance projects and activities disapproved or 
     limited by Congress, or to finance programs or activities 
     that could be foreseen and included in the normal budget 
     review process.
       (e) New programs requested in the budget should not be 
     initiated before enactment of the bill without notification 
     to, and the approval of, the Committees on Appropriations. 
     This restriction applies to all such actions regardless of 
     whether a formal reprogramming of funds is required to begin 
     the program.
       Quarterly Reports.--All reprogrammings between budget 
     activities, budget line-items, program areas, or the more 
     detailed activity levels shown in this agreement, including 
     those below the monetary thresholds established above, shall 
     be reported to the Committees within 60 days of the end of 
     each quarter and shall include cumulative totals for each 
     budget activity, budget line item, or construction, land 
     acquisition, or forest legacy project.
       Land Acquisitions, Easements, and Forest Legacy.--Lands 
     shall not be acquired for more than the approved appraised 
     value (as addressed in section 301(3) of Public Law 91-646), 
     unless such acquisitions are submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations for approval in compliance with these 
     procedures.
       Land Exchanges.--Land exchanges, wherein the estimated 
     value of the Federal lands to be exchanged is greater than 
     $1,000,000, shall not be consummated until the Committees 
     have had a 30-day period in which to examine the proposed 
     exchange. In addition, the Committees shall be provided 
     advance notification of exchanges valued between $500,000 and 
     $1,000,000.
       Budget Structure.--The budget activity or line item 
     structure for any agency appropriation account shall not be 
     altered without advance approval of the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


                       Bureau of Land Management

                   Management of Lands and Resources

       The bill provides $956,875,000 for Management of Lands and 
     Resources. In addition to

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     the funding allocation table at the end of this explanatory 
     statement, the agreement includes the following instructions:
       Rangeland Management.--Within funding provided, the Bureau 
     is expected to improve its completion of grazing permit 
     renewals; conduct annual and trend monitoring of grazing 
     allotments; and improve the quality of Bureau work on 
     environmental and other documents related to livestock 
     grazing. The Committees direct the Bureau, to the greatest 
     extent practicable, to make vacant grazing allotments 
     available to a holder of a grazing permit or lease when lands 
     covered by the holder of the permit or lease are unusable 
     because of drought or wildfire.
       The Committees support the Bureau moving expeditiously to 
     convene a meeting with the key stakeholders within the 
     California Desert Conservation Area, including the High 
     Desert Ranchers, to resolve outstanding issues required for 
     the implementation of the grazing mitigation program as 
     intended by Congress under section 122(b) of Division E of 
     Public Law 112-174, in order to bring this matter to a close 
     in a manner that benefits public lands and all interested 
     parties.
       The Bureau is urged to collaborate with the Forest Service 
     and the Agricultural Research Service on research involving 
     the risk of disease transmission between domestic and bighorn 
     sheep.
       Wild Horse and Burro Management.--The Committees are 
     concerned about rising costs without evidence of tangible 
     improvements in the program.
       Wildlife Management.--The agreement includes $52,338,000 
     for wildlife management, including $15,000,000 as requested 
     for sage-grouse. The Committees support the implementation of 
     State sage-grouse conservation plans that prevent the need 
     for an Endangered Species Act listing designation. The Bureau 
     is urged to work in partnership with States to develop and 
     implement such plans, and to support advanced collaboration 
     efforts that could be models for conservation strategies in 
     other places.
       The Committees are concerned about the rapid spread of 
     white-nose syndrome in bats. The Bureau is directed to 
     continue its research, inventory, and monitoring of bat 
     resources on Bureau-administered lands.
       The Committees are concerned that current seed procurement 
     procedures and priorities are duplicative and add unnecessary 
     costs to Bureau programs. The Bureau is instructed to 
     establish a system to publicly communicate its yearly 
     estimated seed needs by variety.
       Energy and Minerals Management.--The Committees have 
     provided $80,877,000 for oil and gas management including 
     amounts to correct inspection deficiencies in this program 
     identified by the Government Accountability Office and the 
     Inspector General.


                            Land Acquisition

       The bill provides $19,463,000 for Land Acquisition. The 
     detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in the 
     table at the end of this statement. This amount will fully 
     fund the first five projects and partially fund the sixth 
     project as prioritized by the Bureau pursuant to the 
     Administration's consolidated request list for fiscal year 
     2014, as shown in the table below. In future budget 
     submissions, the Bureau should prioritize and rank projects 
     in different management units separately, even if they are 
     part of a landscape collaborative planning process or other 
     multi-unit program. The Bureau can utilize funds within 
     ``Inholdings, Emergencies, and Hardships'' for hunter and 
     angler access projects.

 
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                                                   Budget
       State         Bureau of Land Management    Request     This Bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MT................  Blackfoot River Watershed/   $2,600,000   $2,600,000
                     Douglas Creek.
CO................  Canyons of the Ancients NM    1,703,000    1,703,000
CA................  California Coastal            2,000,000    2,000,000
                     National Monument (Point
                     Arena).
ID................  Lower Salmon River ACEC/      1,820,000    1,820,000
                     SRMA.
CA................  California Wilderness.....    6,702,000    6,702,000
CA................  Santa Rosa and San Jacinto    5,948,000    1,124,000
                     Mountains NM.
  ................  Additional project            8,331,000            0
                     requests.
  ................  Total, Acquisitions.......   29,104,000   15,949,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   Oregon and California Grant Lands

       The bill provides $114,467,000 for Oregon and California 
     Grant Lands. Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, the 
     Bureau shall provide a report to the Congress on its plan to 
     ensure funding and personnel needs to complete the Western 
     Oregon Resource Management Plans while sustaining the timber 
     sale program.


                           Range Improvements

       The bill provides $10,000,000 to be derived from public 
     lands receipts and Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act lands 
     grazing receipts.


               Service Charges, Deposits, and Forfeitures

       The bill provides an indefinite appropriation estimated to 
     be $32,465,000 for Service Charges, Deposits, and 
     Forfeitures.


                       Miscellaneous Trust Funds

       The bill provides an indefinite appropriation estimated to 
     be $24,000,000 for Miscellaneous Trust Funds.


                United States Fish and Wildlife Service

                          Resource Management

       The bill provides $1,188,339,000 for Resource Management. 
     In addition to the funding allocation table at the end of 
     this explanatory statement, the agreement includes the 
     following instructions:
       Candidate Conservation.--The Committees support the 
     implementation of State sage-grouse conservation plans that 
     prevent the need for an Endangered Species Act listing 
     designation. The Service is urged to work in partnership with 
     States to develop and implement such plans, and to support 
     advanced collaboration efforts that could be models for 
     conservation strategies in other places.
       Endangered Species.--The agreement includes bill language 
     capping funds for Endangered Species Act listings, critical 
     habitat designations, and petitions, as requested. The 
     Committees note that the Service's settlement agreements and 
     corresponding workplans are subject to the Federal budget 
     process. The Service is urged to file requisite workplan 
     amendments with the courts as necessary to extend deadlines 
     in order to ensure that the Service can continue to meet its 
     obligations for thorough biological and economic analysis; 
     fair public consultation; and transparent decision-making, 
     within the budget provided.
       The agreement includes $1,000,000 to continue the livestock 
     loss demonstration program as authorized by Public Law 111-
     11. States with de-listed wolf populations shall continue to 
     be eligible for funding, provided that those States continue 
     to meet the eligibility criteria contained in Public Law 111-
     11.
       The agreement includes not less than $2,000,000 for white-
     nose syndrome activities in coordination with other Federal 
     partners.
       The Service is urged to continue its efforts with non-
     governmental partners to recover northern aplomado falcons, 
     California condors, and other listed species.
       The Committees are concerned that the Service's 2011 
     revised survey protocol for the Northern Spotted Owl could 
     have adverse economic impacts on timber companies' ability to 
     harvest on private lands in California or respond to 
     fluctuating market conditions. The Committees appreciate the 
     Service's willingness to work with States and landowners to 
     consider options that provide greater flexibility and 
     streamline project review for timber harvesting plans, as 
     expressed in the Pacific Regional Office's February 21, 2012 
     letter to the California Department of Forestry and Fire 
     Protection (CAL FIRE). The Service is urged to: (1) develop 
     survey protocols in cooperation with industry that minimize 
     delays in processing timber harvesting plan permits; (2) 
     exercise its discretion to offer exemptions from the 2-year 
     survey protocol on a case-by-case basis where sufficient data 
     exists to determine potential risks to the species; and (3) 
     develop clear guidelines that explicitly define the 
     conditions, criteria, and procedures for applying for an 
     exemption from the 2-year survey protocol.
       National Wildlife Refuge System.--The Committees direct the 
     Service to work collaboratively with interested parties, 
     including the Congress, States, local communities, Tribal 
     governments and others in making refuge designations and in 
     adjusting refuge boundaries.
       The agreement includes $2,835,000 for the subsistence 
     management program.
       The Service is encouraged to establish an invasive species 
     strike team to cover the Gulf Coast region as it has with 
     other regions of the United States.
       Conservation, Enforcement, and Science.-- The Committees 
     are concerned about the surge in wildlife poaching and 
     illicit wildlife trafficking, particularly of elephant ivory 
     and rhino horn in sub-Saharan Africa, and understand that 
     these activities provide a significant source of financing 
     for armed insurgencies and groups with links to transnational 
     organized crime and terrorism. The agreement includes full 
     funding for international coordination, as requested.
       The agreement accepts the proposed budget structure change 
     to move the Science line item. Within Science, $2,500,000 is 
     provided for white-nose syndrome activities.
       Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation.--The agreement 
     includes $135,319,000 for Fisheries and Aquatic Resource 
     Conservation, of which $46,528,000 is to continue operations 
     at every facility in the National Fish Hatchery System as 
     requested. None of the funds may be used to terminate 
     operations or to close any facility. The Committees recognize 
     the reimbursable agreements the Service has entered into with 
     the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley 
     Authority, the Department of the Interior's Central Utah 
     Project, and the Bonneville Power Administration in order to 
     continue to operate mitigation hatcheries, and have provided 
     the requested funding in the Energy and Water Development 
     division of this Act.
       The agreement includes $1,000,000 for the Klamath Basin 
     Restoration Agreement; $711,000 for the sea lamprey program; 
     and $2,000,000 for prevention, containment, and enforcement 
     activities prescribed in the February 2010 Quagga-Zebra 
     Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters.
       The agreement includes $9,554,000 for the subsistence 
     management program. The Service should continue high priority 
     work including improvement of stock assessments; estimates of 
     Chinook salmon escapement and run size; better understanding 
     of salmon stock dynamics; and the assessment of biological 
     and environmental factors influencing productivity of Chinook 
     salmon.
       The Committees continue to support the National Fish 
     Passage Program and its flexibility to form unique 
     partnerships for both prevention and restoration activities.
       The Committees are aware that during both House and Senate 
     consideration of H.R.

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     3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, language 
     was adopted to establish a multiagency effort to slow the 
     spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio 
     River Basins and tributaries. The Committees urge the 
     agencies to move quickly to initiate this effort to help 
     control the spread of Asian carp. The agreement includes not 
     less than $3,500,000 to prevent the spread of Asian carp in 
     the Upper Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Great Lakes 
     Basins and tributaries.
       Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC).--The Committees 
     are concerned about a recent Inspector General report finding 
     ``areas of concern that could potentially place millions of 
     dollars at risk and jeopardize future funding and support for 
     LCC activities overall.'' From within the funds provided for 
     LCC activities, the Service is directed to contract with the 
     National Academy of Sciences to evaluate: (1) the purpose, 
     goals, and scientific merits of the program within the 
     context of other similar programs; and (2) whether there have 
     been measurable improvements in the health of fish, wildlife, 
     and their habitats as a result of the program.


                              Construction

       The bill provides $15,722,000 for Construction. The 
     detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in the 
     table at the end of this statement. The Service is expected 
     to follow the construction project priority list included in 
     the President's fiscal year 2014 budget request, and as shown 
     in the table below.

 
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                                  Refuge, Hatchery, or Other
             State                           Unit                    Budget Request             This Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        -National Wildlife Refuge System
IL............................  Crab Orchard NWR..............                 $525,000                 $525,000
CA............................  Modoc NWR.....................                  300,000                  300,000
AR............................  White River NWR...............                  600,000                  600,000
MA............................  Great Meadows NWR.............                  362,000                  362,000
AR............................  White River NWR...............                  550,000                  550,000
PA............................  John Heinz NWR................                  527,000                  527,000
GA............................  Okefenokee NWR................                  159,000                  159,000
OK............................  Tishomingo NWR................                  139,000                  139,000
NJ............................  Great Swamp NWR...............                  330,000                  330,000
WA............................  Turnbull NWR..................                  210,000                  210,000
IL............................  Crab Orchard NWR..............                  409,000                  409,000
                                          National Fish Hatchery System
WA............................  Abernathy NFH.................                1,100,000                1,100,000
WA............................  Makah NFH.....................                  970,000                  970,000
ID............................  Kooskia NFH...................                   25,000                   25,000
WA............................  Little White Salmon NFH.......                   50,000                   50,000
Other
N/A...........................  Service Wide Seismic Safety...                  215,000                  215,000
CO............................  National Black-footed Ferret                    190,000                  190,000
                                 Conservation Center.
  ............................
    Total, Line Item            ..............................                6,661,000                6,661,000
     Construction.
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                            Land Acquisition

       The bill provides $54,422,000 for Land Acquisition. The 
     detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in the 
     table at the end of this statement. This amount will fully 
     fund the first four projects as prioritized by the Service 
     pursuant to the Administration's consolidated request list 
     for fiscal year 2014, as shown in the table below. In future 
     budget submissions, the Service should prioritize and rank 
     projects in different management units separately, even if 
     they are part of a landscape collaborative planning process 
     or other multi-unit program.

 
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             State                        Refuge Unit                Budget Request             This Bill
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MT............................  Crown of the Continent........              $11,940,000              $11,940,000
ND/SD.........................  Dakota Grassland CA...........                8,650,000                8,650,000
FL............................  Everglades Headwaters.........                5,000,000                5,000,000
GA/FL/SC......................  Longleaf Pine: Okefenokee NWR/                9,481,000                9,481,000
                                 St. Mark's NWR/Cape Romain
                                 NWR/Waccamaw NWR.
  ............................  Additional project requests...               13,000,000                        0
 .............................
    Total, Acquisitions.......  ..............................               48,071,000               35,071,000
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  January 15, 2014 on H973 the following appeared: .................. 
                      Additional project requests 
 ................................................ 13,000,000 13,000,000


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 
  The online version should be corrected to read: .................. 
                      Additional project requests 
      ............................................... 13,000,000 0

            Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund

       The bill provides $50,095,000 for the Cooperative 
     Endangered Species Conservation Fund, of which $22,695,000 is 
     to be derived from the Cooperative Endangered Species 
     Conservation Fund, and $27,400,000 is to be derived from the 
     Land and Water Conservation Fund. The detailed allocation of 
     funding by activity is included in the table at the end of 
     this statement.


                     National Wildlife Refuge Fund

       The bill provides $13,228,000 for payments to counties 
     authorized by the National Wildlife Refuge Fund.


               North American Wetlands Conservation Fund

       The bill provides $34,145,000 for the North American 
     Wetlands Conservation Fund.


              Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund

       The bill provides $3,660,000 for the Neotropical Migratory 
     Bird Conservation Fund.


                Multinational Species Conservation Fund

       The bill provides $9,061,000 for the Multinational Species 
     Conservation Fund. The detailed allocation of funding by 
     activity is included in the table at the end of this 
     statement.


                    State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

       The bill provides $58,695,000 for State and Tribal Wildlife 
     Grants. The detailed allocation of funding by activity is 
     included in the table at the end of this statement.


                         National Park Service

                 Operation of the National Park System

       The bill provides $2,236,753,000 for the Operation of the 
     National Park System. The detailed allocation of funding by 
     program area and activity is included in the table at the end 
     of the statement.
       Operating Plan.--The Committees direct the Service to 
     submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, 
     within 60 days of enactment of this Act, an operating plan 
     for the Operation of the National Park System appropriations 
     account that includes any necessary adjustments to the 
     amounts provided to maintain park operations of all units 
     budgeted in the fiscal year 2014 request. Such plan shall be 
     subject to the reprogramming guidelines contained in this 
     explanatory statement.
       Wild bison.--The Service is directed to continue to consult 
     with Native American Tribes to develop an updated 
     conservation and management plan for Yellowstone bison that 
     utilizes sound management practices.
       Resource Stewardship.--The Committees direct the Service to 
     provide no less than $2,000,000 within available funds for 
     quagga and zebra mussel containment, prevention, and 
     enforcement as prescribed in the February 2010 Quagga-Zebra 
     Mussel Action Plan for Western U.S. Waters. The Committees 
     further urge the Service to provide no less than $3,000,000 
     within available funds for monitoring and surveillance 
     activities associated with white-nose syndrome in bats.
       Park Partnerships.--The Committees encourage the use of 
     public-private partnerships as an important tool in the 
     successful operation of land management agencies. These 
     partnerships, which leverage Federal dollars with State, 
     local, nonprofit, and philanthropic entities, have proven 
     effective at achieving partner and Service goals and 
     objectives. The Committees urge the Department and Service to 
     reassess recent policy interpretations and review procedures 
     to facilitate partnerships that have historically proven 
     beneficial to national parks and partners. The Committees 
     support ongoing efforts by the Service to enter into 
     cooperative partnerships with Native American Tribes to 
     enhance the management and operation of its parks and 
     facilities.
       Historic leases.--The Committees applaud the efforts of the 
     Service and private partners to successfully implement such 
     leases, and encourage the broader use of this important 
     authority to mitigate the maintenance backlog of historic 
     structures.
       Flight 93 Memorial.--The Committees are committed to the 
     timely completion of the Flight 93 Memorial and urge the 
     Service to

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     complete all phases of the Memorial in conjunction with 
     private fundraising efforts.
       National Capital Area Performing Arts Program.--Within the 
     amounts provided, the Committees direct the Service to 
     maintain funding for the National Capital Area Performing 
     Arts Program, including the summer concert series staged on 
     the U.S. Capitol grounds, at the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
     level.
       Enhanced Security for National Icons.--The Committees 
     support funding at the budget request level for enhanced 
     security at national icons including the Statue of Liberty 
     and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
       Historic Properties.--The Committees are concerned that a 
     proposal to remove the Fresnel lens currently installed at 
     the Block Island Southeast Lighthouse in Rhode Island will 
     have an adverse impact on this historic property. The Service 
     is directed to report to and consult with the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations prior to facilitating the 
     transfer of the lens or accepting the lens for display at any 
     unit within the System.
       Abandoned Mines.--The Service is encouraged to prioritize 
     the closure of abandoned mines which present the greatest 
     threat to public safety, in particular those mines with 
     dangerous vertical shafts that pose risks to unsuspecting 
     visitors.
       Park Police Firearms Investigations.--The Inspector General 
     of the Department of the Interior recently reported that the 
     United States Park Police (USPP) could not account for its 
     inventory of firearms, indicating that USPP leadership has a 
     lackadaisical attitude toward firearms management that 
     created conditions that would allow for theft and misuse of 
     firearms. The Service is directed to develop a plan to be 
     submitted to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations within 90 days of enactment of this Act that 
     comprehensively addresses the internal management weaknesses 
     that have led to each of the Inspector General's findings, 
     including organizational changes, actions, and a timeline 
     required to correct them.
       Water Quality.--The Committees urge the Service to work 
     with the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida to examine 
     the water quality of the L-28 canal system.


                  National Recreation and Preservation

       The bill provides $60,795,000 for National Recreation and 
     Preservation with the following specific directives:
       Chesapeake Gateways and Trails Program.--As requested, the 
     bill includes $1,997,000 for the Chesapeake Gateways and 
     Trails Program. The Committees have included language within 
     Title IV General Provisions to extend the authorization of 
     this program through fiscal year 2015.
       Heritage Partnership Program.--The bill provides 
     $18,289,000 for the Heritage Partnership Program. The bill 
     restores funding for longstanding, tier 3 areas to each 
     area's fiscal year 2012 level; provides a total of $300,000 
     to each of the tier 2 areas including those with recently 
     approved management plans; and provides $150,000 to each tier 
     1 area that has been authorized and is still in the process 
     of having a management plan approved. No additional 
     reallocation of funds from longstanding areas shall be 
     implemented by the Service. The Committees have included 
     language within Title I General Provisions to extend the 
     authorization of 12 expiring National Heritage Areas through 
     fiscal year 2015.


                       Historic Preservation Fund

       The bill provides $56,410,000 for the Historic Preservation 
     Fund with the following specific directives:
       State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.--The bill 
     provides $47,425,000 for State Historic Preservation Offices, 
     of which $500,000 is for grants to underserved communities, 
     and $8,985,000 for Tribal Historic Preservation Offices.


                              Construction

       The bill provides $137,461,000 for Construction with the 
     following specific directives:
       Line Item Construction.--The bill provides $60,563,000 in 
     funding for line item construction projects in the fiscal 
     year 2014 budget request and as shown in the table below. 
     Requests for reprogramming will be considered pursuant to the 
     guidelines in the front of this statement.
       Everglades Restoration.--The Committees have been informed 
     by the Service that instead of the $30,000,000 requested in 
     the Construction account for the Tamiami Trail bridging, only 
     $15,000,000 is needed in fiscal year 2014. In keeping with 
     the Federal/non-Federal partnership for funding this project, 
     the Committees have provided the necessary $7,500,000 to move 
     this project forward in fiscal year 2014.

 
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             State                         Park Unit                 Budget Request             This Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PA............................  Independence Hall National                   $1,981,000               $1,981,000
                                 Historical Park.
WY............................  Yellowstone National Park.....               11,873,000               11,873,000
AK............................  Wrangell-St. Elias National                   1,850,000                1,850,000
                                 Park and Preserve.
CA............................  San Francisco Maritime                        1,584,000                1,584,000
                                 National Historical Park.
AZ............................  Grand Canyon National Park....                3,746,000                3,746,000
DC............................  National Capital Parks-East...                3,209,000                3,209,000
NY............................  Vanderbilt Mansion National                   6,218,000                6,218,000
                                 Historic Site.
WA............................  Olympic National Park.........                5,891,000                5,891,000
DC............................  National Mall and Memorial                   14,219,000               14,219,000
                                 Parks.
IN, CT, MA MD, ME, NH, NY, PA,  Indian Dunes National                         2,492,000                2,492,000
 VA, VT.                         Lakeshore and Appalachian
                                 National Scenic Trail.
FL............................  Everglades National Park......               30,000,000                7,500,000
                               ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total, Line Item            ..............................               83,063,000               60,563,000
     Construction.
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                    LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

       The bill includes a rescission of $28,000,000 in annual 
     contract authority. This authority has not been used in 
     recent years and there are no plans to use this authority in 
     fiscal year 2014.


                 LAND ACQUISITION AND STATE ASSISTANCE

       The bill provides $98,100,000 for Land Acquisition and 
     State Assistance. The detailed allocation of funding by 
     activity is included in the table at the end of this 
     statement. This amount will fully fund the first six projects 
     and partially fund the seventh project as prioritized by the 
     Service pursuant to the Administration's consolidated request 
     list for fiscal year 2014, as shown in the table below. In 
     future budget submissions, the Service should prioritize and 
     rank projects in different management units separately, even 
     if they are part of a landscape collaborative planning 
     process or other multi-unit program. In addition to the 
     traditional State Conservation Grants, the Committees have 
     provided $3,000,000 for a competitive grant program. The 
     Secretary is directed to brief the Committees on the design 
     of the program and the grant criteria to be used prior to 
     issuing requests for proposals.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
 State                 Park Unit                  Request     This Bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MT  Glacier NP............................   $1,030,000   $1,030,000
    MI  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore    5,269,000    5,269,000
    TX  San Antonio Missions NHP..............    1,760,000    1,760,000
 SC/FL  Congaree NP, Timucuan Ecological          3,459,000    3,459,000
         Preserve.............................
   TBD  Civil War Sesquicentennial Units......    5,500,000    5,500,000
    VI  Virgin Islands NP.....................    2,771,000    2,771,000
    CA  Joshua Tree NP, Mojave NP.............    7,595,000    2,278,000
        Additional project requests...........    5,064,000            0
        Total, Acquisitions...................   32,448,000   22,067,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

                 SURVEYS, INVESTIGATIONS, AND RESEARCH

       The bill provides $1,032,000,000 for Surveys, 
     Investigations, and Research of the U.S. Geological Survey. 
     In addition to the funding allocation table at the end of 
     this explanatory statement, the agreement includes the 
     following instructions:
       Ecosystems.--Within the Ecosystems activity, an additional 
     $505,000 is provided to address white-nose syndrome in bats, 
     and an increase of $1,000,000 is included for Asian carp 
     control efforts.
       Energy, Minerals, and Environmental Health.--The Committees 
     encourage the Survey to continue to analyze the distribution 
     and magnitude of endocrine-disrupting chemicals impacting 
     fish and wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and have 
     therefore included $1,000,000 for Emergency Contaminants/
     Endocrine Disruptors within the funding provided for 
     Contaminant Biology. The Committees recognize that the 
     Survey's mineral reports are highly valued by governmental 
     and nongovernmental entities and encourage the Survey to 
     consider additional sources of funds to support these reports 
     and other aspects of the minerals program.
       Natural Hazards.--Funding for Natural Hazards programs 
     includes $1,000,000 for earthquake risks assessments, 
     $1,200,000 for Eastern U.S. earthquakes research and 
     monitoring, $900,000 for volcano and landslide disaster 
     response network activities, and $1,000,000 for coastal Lidar 
     imaging. The Committees support the Natural Hazards program 
     and urge the Survey to continue its research and outreach 
     efforts both within the Survey and with State and university 
     partners, including investments and improvements to the 
     Advanced National Seismic System. The Committees support 
     efforts to continue developing an earthquake early warning 
     prototype system on the West Coast. The Committees note that 
     several of the Survey's seismic stations associated with the 
     North Pacific volcano observatory network are currently 
     inoperable, with additional sites expected to lose monitoring 
     capability in the near future. The Survey

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     should maintain a sufficient level of funding for the program 
     so that seismic activities continue to be detected rapidly 
     and important information can be disseminated to the public, 
     including information critical to civil and military air 
     routes.
       Water Resources.--Within Water Resources, $600,000 is 
     provided for groundwater availability studies, $6,000,000 is 
     included for expansion of the National Streamgage Network, 
     and the Water Resources Research Institutes are funded at 
     $6,500,000.
       Core Science Systems.--Within the funding provided for 
     Science, Synthesis, Analysis and Research, an increase of 
     $400,000 is for data preservation, and $764,000 of the amount 
     requested is included for the expansion of mapping activities 
     in Alaska.


                   BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT

                        OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT

       The bill provides $166,891,000 for Ocean Energy Management 
     to be partially offset with the collection of rental receipts 
     and cost recovery fees totaling $97,891,000, for a net 
     discretionary appropriation of $69,000,000. The request did 
     not include any funds for coastal marine spatial planning and 
     accordingly the bill provides no funds for such activities. 
     The agreement includes the following additional guidance:
       Renewable Energy.--The Bureau should continue to work with 
     the Department of Energy to identify and permit a national 
     offshore wind test site that incorporates new technology 
     related to the structural material of transitional depth and 
     floating wind turbines. The Bureau is also expected to 
     continue working with coastal States and other stakeholders 
     to study new wind energy areas, including in shallow, 
     transitional, and deep (over 200 feet) waters.
       Conventional Energy.--The Bureau should continue to work 
     with industry on efficient and transparent standards for plan 
     review, to improve technical accuracy, reduce the 
     administrative burden, and identify common errors and ways to 
     avoid them.


             BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT

             OFFSHORE SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT

       The bill provides $187,715,000 for Offshore Safety and 
     Environmental Enforcement to be partially offset with the 
     collection of rental receipts, cost recovery fees and 
     inspection fees totaling $123,970,000, for a net 
     discretionary appropriation of $63,745,000.


                           OIL SPILL RESEARCH

       The bill provides $14,899,000 for Oil Spill Research. The 
     Bureau is directed to continue studying the full suite of 
     possible strategies and their effectiveness in responding to 
     oil spills, including dispersants, mechanical recovery, in-
     situ burn, use of autonomous underwater vehicles that detect 
     and track the location of liquid hydrocarbons, and remote 
     sensing technologies that could be used to assess the 
     effectiveness of applied dispersants.


          OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT

                       REGULATION AND TECHNOLOGY

       The bill provides $122,713,000 for regulation and 
     technology. Within this amount, the bill funds regulatory 
     grants at $68,590,000, equal to the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
     level. The Committees find the budget proposal to reduce 
     regulatory grants would undermine the State-based regulatory 
     system. It is imperative that States continue to operate 
     protective regulatory programs as delegation of authority to 
     the States is the cornerstone of the surface mining 
     regulatory program. Further, the agreement does not provide 
     funds to expand and enhance Federal oversight activities of 
     State programs.


                    ABANDONED MINE RECLAMATION FUND

       The bill provides $27,399,000 for the Abandoned Mine 
     Reclamation Fund.


        BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION

                      OPERATION OF INDIAN PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $2,378,763,000 for Operation of Indian 
     Programs. The agreement includes the following instructions:
       Contract Support Costs.--The agreement includes funding to 
     implement the Indian Self-Determination and Education 
     Assistance Act of 1975 (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.) as in prior 
     years which, among other things, authorizes discretionary 
     appropriations for contract support costs. The agreement does 
     not include statutory language carried in prior year 
     appropriations bills, which limited the amount available in 
     any given fiscal year for the payment of contract support 
     costs, nor does it include the proposal put forth in the 
     Administration's fiscal year 2014 budget request that would 
     place a cap on the contract support cost amounts available 
     for each tribal contract or compact. That proposal was 
     developed  without tribal consultation and the Committees 
     heard from numerous Tribes voicing their strong 
     opposition.
       Instead, the question of contract support cost amounts to 
     be paid from within the fiscal year 2014 appropriation is 
     remanded back to the agencies to resolve, while the 
     underlying contradictions in current law remain to be 
     addressed by the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction. 
     Until such matters are resolved, the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations are in the untenable position of 
     appropriating discretionary funds for the payment of any 
     legally obligated contract support costs. Typically 
     obligations of this nature are addressed through mandatory 
     spending, but in this case since they fall under 
     discretionary spending, they have the potential to impact all 
     other programs funded under the Interior and Environment 
     Appropriations bill, including other equally important tribal 
     programs. The Committees therefore direct the Department of 
     the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services 
     to consult with the Tribes and work with the House and Senate 
     committees of jurisdiction, the Office of Management and 
     Budget, and the Committees on Appropriations to formulate 
     long-term accounting, budget, and legislative strategies to 
     address the situation. In the Committees' view, each 
     Department's solution should consider a standardized approach 
     that streamlines the contract negotiation process, provides 
     consistent and clear cost categories, and ensures efficient 
     and timely cost documentation for the Departments and the 
     Tribes. Within 120 days of enactment of this Act, the 
     Departments shall develop work plans and announce 
     consultation with Tribes on this issue.
       The Department of the Interior is directed to submit an 
     operating plan to the Committees within 30 days of enactment 
     of this Act displaying funding allocations to the activity 
     level. The plan should consider the ability of the offices 
     and bureaus overseen by the Assistant Secretary.--Indian 
     Affairs to accommodate the streamlining reduction proposed in 
     the fiscal year 2014 budget considering the progress made 
     thus far, while ensuring adequate administrative support at 
     the national and regional level for administrative functions.
       Indian Self-Determination Fund.--The agreement includes 
     funding for this program in the two-year appropriation, as 
     opposed to the no-year appropriation as was done in prior 
     years.
       Housing Improvement Program.--The agreement includes 
     $8,000,000 to partially restore the proposed cut to the 
     program.
       Trust.--Real Estate Services.--The Committees expect the 
     Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the Klamath Basin 
     Restoration Agreement.
       Education.--The bill provides $591,234,000 for forward-
     funded education but does not include funding for the 
     proposed turnaround schools pilot project.
       The Committees are concerned that management challenges 
     within the Department, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the 
     Bureau of Indian Education (collectively, ``Indian 
     Affairs''), as identified in a September 2013 report by the 
     Government Accountability Office (GAO-13-774), may impact the 
     overall success of the students in the system. Although the 
     Committees are encouraged that Indian Affairs concurred with 
     all of GAO's recommendations and that a full-time director of 
     the Bureau of Indian Education is in place after a vacancy of 
     more than a year, the Committees expect the Secretary to 
     oversee the implementation of these management reforms. 
     Indian Affairs underwent an administrative realignment in 
     October 2013, but failed to keep the Committees apprised of 
     its implementation. The Committees direct the Department to 
     submit a report on this recent implementation within 30 days 
     of enactment of this Act.
       The bill retains language preventing the Bureau of Indian 
     Education from funding new schools, including charter 
     schools. The Committees remain willing to consider any 
     proposal that will help more students graduate and succeed 
     without spreading the already limited appropriations among 
     more schools. Alternative education organizations and Tribes 
     are encouraged to work together to take advantage of the 
     flexibilities in curricula that the Bureau's tribal grant 
     school model offers.
       The Committees continue to support the Johnson O'Malley 
     program, including the need for up-to-date student counts and 
     a full-time coordinator. The Bureau is directed to conduct an 
     accurate student count in fiscal year 2014 and publish the 
     results before the end of the fiscal year.
       The Committees are aware that during school year 2013-14 
     the Bureau of Indian Education will conduct an internal 
     review of early education programs as well as the Family and 
     Child Education (FACE) program in order to explore ways to 
     provide more services to additional children. The Committees 
     expect the results of this review to be reflected in the 
     fiscal year 2016 budget request.
       Indian Employment, Training and Related Services.--The 
     Committees remain concerned that an agreement has not been 
     reached between Tribes and the Administration concerning the 
     future management of the Public Law 102-477 program. Language 
     in the explanatory statement accompanying Division E of 
     Conference Report 112-331 established a framework for 
     resolving this dispute. While significant efforts were made 
     by the Public Law 102-477 Working Group, the parties appear 
     to be at an impasse. Accordingly, within 60 days of enactment 
     of this Act, the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall submit a 
     report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
     describing the current status of the negotiations, listing 
     those items that have been mutually agreed to and those that 
     remain to be resolved, and outlining the path that will be 
     taken to move the process forward in the months ahead.
       Spirit Lake Tribe Social Services.--The Bureau is directed 
     to report to the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction 
     on the progress of its efforts and the adequacy of child 
     placement and judicial review by the Tribe and the Bureau. 
     The Secretary is expected to take all necessary steps to 
     ensure that children at the Spirit Lake Reservation are 
     placed in safe and secure homes.

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       Public Safety and Justice.--For the purpose of addressing 
     the needs of American Indian youth in custody at tribal 
     detention centers operated or administered by the Bureau of 
     Indian Affairs, the Committee considers educational services 
     to juveniles in custody to be allowable costs for detention/
     corrections program funding.
       Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.--The 
     Office is urged to consult with Tribes about improving and 
     increasing the use of the one-stop-shop model for expediting 
     energy development on tribal lands, and to utilize Public Law 
     93-638 and similar authorizations where possible.
       Indian Arts and Crafts Board.--Funding for the Indian Arts 
     and Crafts Board is retained within the Office of the 
     Secretary rather than transferred to the Bureau as requested. 
     The Committees are told that the transfer could likely 
     improve the efficiency and effectiveness of enforcement of 
     the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and other program 
     activities. However, the Committees remain concerned about 
     the lack of consultation with the Board and ask that the 
     Department evaluate this issue and report to the Congress in 
     the fiscal year 2015 budget request.


                              CONSTRUCTION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $110,124,000 for Construction. In 
     addition to the funding allocation table at the end of this 
     explanatory statement, the agreement includes the following 
     instructions:
       Education.--The agreement includes $55,285,000, of which 
     $954,000 is for design costs within replacement school 
     construction, $3,818,000 is for employee housing repair, and 
     $50,513,000 is for facilities improvement and repair.
       Significant health and safety hazards exist at Indian 
     educational facilities across the country, including the Bug-
     O-Nay-Ge-Shig School of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The 
     Bureau is urged to continue to work with Tribes to repair and 
     replace substandard educational facilities.
       Public Safety and Justice.--The Committees continue to 
     encourage the Bureau to consider establishing regional 
     detention centers at new or existing facilities, such as the 
     Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' Justice Center, as it works to 
     combat the crime problem in Indian Country.


INDIAN LAND AND WATER CLAIMS SETTLEMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS TO 
                                INDIANS

       The bill provides $35,655,000 for Indian Land and Water 
     Claims Settlements and Miscellaneous Payments to Indians.


                 INDIAN GUARANTEED LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The bill provides $6,731,000 for the Indian Guaranteed Loan 
     Program Account.


                          DEPARTMENTAL OFFICES

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

                        DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS

       The bill provides $264,000,000 for Departmental Offices, 
     Office of the Secretary, Departmental Operations. The 
     detailed allocation of funding by program area and activity 
     is included in the table at the end of the statement. The 
     bill also provides $12,168,000 for the Office of Valuation 
     Services.
       National Monument Designations.--The Committees direct the 
     Department to work collaboratively with interested parties, 
     including the Congress, States, local communities, Tribal 
     governments and others in making national monument 
     designations.
       Made in America.--The Committees direct the Department, 
     including the National Park Service, to explore viable ways 
     to encourage the sale of American-made products by 
     concessioners. To support this objective, the Department is 
     encouraged to examine the viability of purchasing supplies 
     from Federal Prison Industries (FPI), a wholly owned U.S. 
     government corporation that uses inmates from the Federal 
     Bureau of Prisons to produce goods sold to Federal government 
     agencies that otherwise would be manufactured and sold 
     outside the United States. The Committees encourage the 
     Department to the maximum extent possible to consider the 
     purchase of FPI items as existing contracts expire.
       Fleet vehicles.--The Committees note that idle reduction 
     strategies and technologies currently being utilized by the 
     private sector may offer a net cost savings to the end user, 
     and thus direct the Department to provide the Committees with 
     a report no later than 180 days after enactment of this Act 
     on the potential benefits, cost effectiveness, and role of 
     idle reduction in its Performance Plan for fleet vehicles.
       Indian Arts and Crafts Board.--The Committees have provided 
     funding for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board within the 
     Office of the Secretary rather than moving it to the Bureau 
     of Indian Affairs as proposed in the budget request.
       Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT).--The Payments in Lieu of 
     Taxes (PILT) program provides compensation to local 
     governments for the loss of tax revenue resulting from the 
     presence of Federal land in their county or State. In 2013, 
     49 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth 
     of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands received PILT 
     payments. PILT has been a mandatory program since fiscal year 
     2008. The Committees have been given assurances that PILT 
     payments for fiscal year 2014 will be addressed expeditiously 
     by the appropriate authorizing committees of jurisdiction in 
     the House and Senate.
       Freedom of Information Act and Other Costs.--The Committees 
     are concerned that Freedom of Information Act and other 
     document production requests may be consuming Department 
     resources and delaying important departmental actions. The 
     Committees fully support access to Federal government 
     information pursuant to such requests but remain obligated to 
     monitor their impacts on the Federal budget. Within 60 days 
     of enactment of this Act, the Department shall brief the 
     Committees on its efforts to date to account for the costs 
     and offsetting fee collections of such requests.


                            INSULAR AFFAIRS

                       ASSISTANCE TO TERRITORIES

       The bill provides $85,976,000 for Assistance to 
     Territories. In addition to the funding allocation table at 
     the end of this explanatory statement, the agreement includes 
     the following instructions:
       The Department recently closed the Federal Labor Ombudsman 
     Office in Saipan, CNMI. The Department is expected to 
     continue technical assistance support to allow labor 
     oversight activities to continue in concert with other 
     Federal and non-Federal partners. Further, the Department 
     shall provide a status report on its activities to maintain 
     labor oversight to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
       Compact Impact.--The agreement includes $3,000,000 as 
     requested to continue discretionary grants to mitigate the 
     impact of Compact-related migration on affected 
     jurisdictions, as authorized by section 104(e) of Public Law 
     108-188. The Department shall allocate these grants in 
     conjunction with other currently authorized mandatory grants 
     for the same purpose.


                      COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION

       The bill provides $16,465,000, which includes $2,818,000 
     for obligations related to the Compact of Free Association. 
     Language has been included in Title I General Provisions to 
     extend the eligibility for the Republic of Palau to receive 
     Federal aid until a new Compact of Free Association is 
     enacted by the Congress. It is imperative that the committees 
     of jurisdiction, together with the Administration, work with 
     urgency to enact a new Palau Compact and provide a more 
     permanent funding solution.


                        OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $65,800,000 for the Office of the 
     Solicitor.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $50,831,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General. The detailed allocation of funding by program and 
     activity is included in the table at the end of this 
     statement.


           OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN INDIANS

                         FEDERAL TRUST PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $139,677,000 for the Office of the 
     Special Trustee for American Indians. The detailed allocation 
     of funding by activity is included in the table at the end of 
     this explanatory statement.


                        DEPARTMENT-WIDE PROGRAMS

                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

             (INCLUDING TRANSFERS AND RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $740,982,000 for Department of the 
     Interior Wildland Fire Management. The amount provided, 
     combined with $92,000,000 in the FLAME Wildfire Suppression 
     Reserve Fund, fully funds the Department's 10-year average 
     expenditure for fire suppression. In addition, $36,000,000 
     was provided in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (PL 
     113-46) for fire transfer reimbursements in fiscal year 2013, 
     of which this bill rescinds $7,500,000 because these funds 
     were not needed to repay accounts where funds cannot be used 
     for their designated purposes. Total funding provided in 
     fiscal year 2014 for Department-wide wildland fire accounts 
     is $861,482,000. The detailed allocation of funding for these 
     accounts is included in the table at the end of this 
     statement. The Committees also provide the following 
     directions:
       The bill provides $145,024,000 for Hazardous Fuels 
     activities. The Department is directed to implement effective 
     treatments in frequent fire forests that restore forest 
     resiliency and reduce hazardous fuels. Treatments should be 
     placed to effectively modify fire behavior and protect assets 
     at risk including life and property.
       The Committees are supportive of the Department's efforts 
     to become more cost-effective and efficient within Wildland 
     Fire Management. The Committees, however, continue to be 
     concerned by the duplication that exists within the 
     Department's wildland fire programs; the growth of the Office 
     of Wildland Fire Coordination in Boise, Idaho; and the delay 
     of funding to the field for emergency stabilization and 
     rehabilitation.
       The Committees are also concerned by the delay of emergency 
     stabilization and rehabilitation funds to State and/or 
     regional offices and direct the Department to more 
     expeditiously allocate funds so critical work can be 
     completed in a timely manner.


                FLAME WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION RESERVE FUND

                     (including transfer of funds)

       The bill provides $92,000,000 for the FLAME Wildfire 
     Suppression Reserve Fund.


                    CENTRAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FUND

       The bill provides $9,598,000 for the Central Hazardous 
     Materials Fund.

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           NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION

                NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FUND

       The bill provides $6,263,000 for the Natural Resource 
     Damage Assessment Fund. The detailed allocation of funding by 
     activity is included in the table at the end of this 
     explanatory statement.


                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

       The bill provides $57,000,000 for the Department of the 
     Interior, Working Capital Fund.


             GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes various legislative provisions 
     affecting the Department in Title I of the bill, ``General 
     Provisions, Department of the Interior.'' Several of these 
     provisions have been carried in previous years and others are 
     newly proposed this year. The provisions are:
       Section 101 provides Secretarial authority for the intra-
     bureau transfer of program funds for expenditures in cases of 
     emergencies when all other emergency funds are exhausted.
       Section 102 provides for the Department-wide expenditure or 
     transfer of funds by the Secretary in the event of actual or 
     potential emergencies including forest fires, range fires, 
     earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, storms, oil spills, 
     grasshopper and Mormon cricket outbreaks, and surface mine 
     reclamation emergencies.
       Section 103 provides for the use of appropriated funds by 
     the Secretary for contracts, rental cars and aircraft, 
     telephone expenses, and other certain services.
       Section 104 provides for the transfer of funds from the 
     Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education, and 
     Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.
       Section 105 permits the redistribution of tribal priority 
     allocation and tribal base funds to alleviate funding 
     inequities.
       Section 106 authorizes the acquisition of lands for the 
     purpose of operating and maintaining facilities that support 
     visitors to Ellis, Governors, and Liberty Islands.
       Section 107 continues Outer Continental Shelf inspection 
     fees to be collected by the Secretary of the Interior.
       Section 108 authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to 
     implement an oil and gas leasing Internet program.
       Section 109 authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to 
     continue the reorganization of the Bureau of Ocean Energy 
     Management, Regulation, and Enforcement in conformance with 
     Committee reprogramming guidelines.
       Section 110 allows the Bureau of Indian Education to 
     utilize funds recovered from grants or Indian Self-
     Determination Act contracts to Tribes upon re-assumption of 
     school operations by the Bureau.
       Section 111 provides the Secretary of the Interior with 
     authority to enter into multi-year cooperative agreements 
     with non-profit organizations for long-term care of wild 
     horses and burros.
       Section 112 addresses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 
     responsibilities for mass marking of salmonid stocks.
       Section 113 provides authority for the Department to accept 
     public and private contributions for the orderly development 
     and exploration of Outer Continental Shelf Resources.
       Section 114 continues a provision which directs the 
     Secretary of the Interior to make certain certifications with 
     respect to existing rights of way. The section also retains a 
     provision limiting funding for a proposal to approve 
     specified rights-of-way on the Mojave National Preserve or 
     lands managed by the Needles Field Office of the Bureau of 
     Land Management.
       Section 115 modifies the management designation of Sunrise 
     Mountain Instant Study Area, Nevada.
       Section 116 limits funding for energy generation facilities 
     on Bureau of Land Management lands already identified as 
     exclusion lands by the Department of the Interior.
       Section 117 extends certain pay authorities.
       Section 118 extends authorization for certain payments to 
     the Republic of Palau for fiscal year 2014.
       Section 119 extends the authorizations of 12 National 
     Heritage Areas through fiscal year 2015.
       Section 120 redesignates the White River National Wildlife 
     Refuge.
       Section 121 makes a technical correction to section 206 of 
     Public Law 97-451 related to civil penalties.
       Section 122 addresses Bureau of Land Management actions 
     regarding grazing on public lands.
       Section 123 provides the Secretary of the Interior certain 
     pay authorities.
       Section 124 continues a provision prohibiting funds to 
     implement, administer, or enforce Secretarial Order 3310 
     issued by the Secretary of the Interior on December 22, 2010.
       Section 125 provides for the trailing of livestock across 
     public lands through fiscal year 2015.
       Section 126 redesignates the Nisqually National Wildlife 
     Refuge visitor center.
       Section 127 directs the Secretary of the Interior to 
     reissue a rule pertaining to wildlife.

               TITLE II--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

       The bill provides $8,200,000,000 for the Environmental 
     Protection Agency (EPA). Unless explicitly stated in the 
     explanatory statement or included in the table accompanying 
     the statement, funds have only been provided for fixed cost 
     needs and for existing programs and activities.
       Congressional Budget Justification.--The Agency is directed 
     to continue to include the information requested in House 
     Report 112-331 and any proposals to change State allocation 
     formulas that affect the distribution of appropriated funds 
     in future budget justifications.
       Reprogramming.--The Agency is held to the reprogramming 
     limitation of $1,000,000 and should continue to follow the 
     reprogramming directives as provided in the front of this 
     statement. Further, the Agency may not use any amount of 
     deobligated funds to initiate a new program, office, or 
     initiative, without the prior approval of the Committees.
       Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, the Agency is 
     directed to submit to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations its annual operating plan for fiscal year 
     2014, which shall detail how the Agency plans to allocate 
     funds at the program project level.


                         SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

       The bill provides $759,156,000 for Science and Technology 
     programs and transfers $19,216,000 from the Hazardous 
     Substance Superfund account to this account. The bill 
     provides the following specific funding levels and direction:
       Indoor Air and Radiation.--The bill provides $6,449,000. 
     The proposed elimination of radon activities has been 
     rejected.
       Research: National Priorities.--The bill provides 
     $4,234,000 which shall be used for extramural research 
     grants, independent of the Science to Achieve Results grant 
     program, to fund high-priority water quality and availability 
     research by not-for-profit organizations who often partner 
     with the Agency. Funds shall be awarded competitively with 
     priority given to partners proposing research of national 
     scope and who provide a 25 percent match. The Agency is 
     directed to allocate funds to grantees within 180 days of 
     enactment of this Act.
       Research: Safe and Sustainable Water Resources.--The bill 
     provides $111,018,000. The proposed elimination of the beach 
     program has been rejected and funding for this program has 
     been restored within the funds provided.
       Research: Sustainable and Healthy Communities.--The bill 
     provides $154,978,000. Funding is included for the Agency's 
     STAR and the Greater Research Opportunities fellowship 
     programs consistent with fiscal year 2013 levels.
       Additional Guidance.--The agreement includes the following 
     additional guidance:
       Endocrine Disruptor Research.--There has been longstanding 
     interest in EPA's effort in determining possible health and 
     environmental effects of chemicals. To improve analysis of 
     chemicals, EPA needs to improve its scientific understanding 
     of chemical properties in order to better inform the Agency's 
     Contaminant Candidate List as required by the Safe Drinking 
     Water Act; Air Toxics Strategy as required under the Clean 
     Air Act; and all required activities under the Toxic 
     Substances Control Act. EPA is directed to follow the 
     directives and recommendations in House Report 112-589 with 
     respect to Endocrine Disruptor Research.
       Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).-- The Committees 
     note that House Report 112-331 directed EPA to contract with 
     the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct reviews of 
     IRIS assessments with the goal of improving EPA's IRIS 
     assessments. The Committees recognize that the agreed-upon 
     NAS review is ongoing and that the Agency is taking steps to 
     address previous NAS recommendations. To that end, the Agency 
     shall include in each draft and final IRIS assessment 
     released in fiscal year 2014, documentation describing how 
     EPA has implemented or addressed NAS Chapter 7 
     recommendations. If any recommendations were not 
     incorporated, the Agency should explain its rationale.
       Further, EPA should ensure the new draft of the 
     formaldehyde assessment reflects those recommended 
     improvements. Specifically, EPA should adhere to the 
     recommendation in Chapter 7 of the NAS report that 
     ``strengthened, more integrative and more transparent 
     discussions of weight of the evidence are needed.'' 
     Conducting a risk assessment for formaldehyde presents many 
     challenges, due largely to the significant database for this 
     compound. Although several evaluations have been conducted, 
     none has formally integrated toxicological and 
     epidemiological evidence. EPA should ensure the forthcoming 
     revised draft IRIS assessment of formaldehyde is a model of 
     transparency and represents an objective and robust 
     integration of the scientific evidence.
       The Committees understand EPA has decided to make further 
     revisions to the acrylonitrile assessment to more fully 
     address scientific issues in the assessment. Therefore, the 
     Agency is directed to review methods previously used to 
     evaluate and interpret the body of available scientific data, 
     including the weight-of-evidence approach. Further, and no 
     later than May 1, 2014, the Agency shall provide to the House 
     and Senate Committees on Appropriations a progress report 
     that describes the Agency's implementation of NAS Chapter 7 
     recommendations for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
       The progress report shall include a chapter on whether 
     there are more appropriate scientific methods to assess, 
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     draw conclusions regarding likely human health effects 
     associated with likely exposures to substances. The Agency 
     should also discuss the current re-evaluation of the 
     formaldehyde and acrylonitrile assessments as well as any 
     other assessments that may be relevant as case studies. This 
     chapter should include a discussion of the methods previously 
     used by the Agency to evaluate and interpret the body of 
     available scientific data, and include descriptions of any 
     quantitative methods used to combine evidence to support 
     hypotheses, such as the weight-of-evidence approach.
       Laboratory Workforce Planning.--In July 2011, the 
     Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that EPA needs a 
     more coordinated approach to managing its laboratories and 
     that EPA does not use a comprehensive process for managing 
     its laboratories' workforce (GAO-11-347). Consistent with GAO 
     findings, EPA should develop a comprehensive workforce 
     planning process for all laboratories that is based on 
     reliable workforce data in order to identify future needs 
     across all Agency laboratories.
       Nanomaterial Research.--Given the increased capabilities of 
     the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning 
     nanomaterials, the Agency is encouraged to explore future 
     research collaboration with the FDA which benefits the 
     missions of both organizations in studies related to the 
     environment, health, and safety of nanomaterials and in 
     sustainable molecular design research.
       Public Access to Research.--In February 2013, the Office of 
     Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the 
     President issued guidelines on increasing public access to 
     the results of federally funded scientific research. Given 
     the importance of research funded by EPA, the Agency is 
     encouraged to comply expeditiously.


                 ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AND MANAGEMENT

       The bill provides $2,624,149,000 for Environmental Programs 
     and Management and includes the following specific funding 
     levels and direction:
       Clean Air and Climate.--The bill provides $277,491,000. 
     Funding is included for the Sunwise program consistent with 
     the fiscal year 2013 level.
       Environmental Protection: National Priorities.---The bill 
     provides $12,700,000 for a competitive grant program to 
     provide technical assistance for improved water quality or 
     safe drinking water to rural and urban communities or 
     individual private well owners. The Agency is directed to 
     provide $11,000,000 for grants to qualified not-for-profit 
     organizations, on a national or multi-State regional basis, 
     for on-site training and technical assistance for water 
     systems in rural or urban communities. The Agency is also 
     directed to provide $1,700,000 for grants to qualified not-
     for-profit organizations for technical assistance for 
     individual private well owners, with priority given to 
     organizations that currently provide technical and 
     educational assistance to individual private well owners. The 
     Agency shall require each grantee to provide a minimum 10 
     percent match, including in-kind contributions. The Agency is 
     directed to allocate funds to grantees within 180 days of 
     enactment.
       Geographic Programs.--The bill provides $415,737,000, as 
     distributed in the table at the end of this division, and 
     includes the following direction:
       Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.--The bill provides 
     $300,000,000. EPA shall follow the direction provided in 
     House Report 112-589 for fiscal year 2014. The Agency is 
     directed to continue funding the Great Lakes mass marking 
     program, at or above current levels of $1,500,000 per year, 
     as a part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Further, 
     the Committees encourage EPA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs 
     to explore ways to improve efficient distribution and use of 
     Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds by eligible Tribes 
     and tribal organizations, such as through the use of 
     mechanisms authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and 
     Education Assistance Act of 1975.
       Chesapeake Bay.--The bill provides $70,000,000. From within 
     the amount, $5,000,000 is for nutrient and sediment removal 
     grants and $5,000,000 is for small watershed grants to 
     control polluted runoff from urban, suburban and agricultural 
     lands.
       Puget Sound.--The bill provides $25,000,000. Funds shall be 
     allocated in the same manner as directed in House Report 
     112--331. The Agency is directed to expeditiously obligate 
     funds, in a manner consistent with the authority and 
     responsibilities under Section 320 and the National Estuary 
     Program.
       Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE).--No 
     funds have been provided for the CARE Program.
       Indoor Air and Radiation.--The bill provides $28,081,000. 
     The proposed elimination of radon activities has been 
     rejected.
       Information Exchange.--The bill provides $128,569,000. The 
     Committees are aware that a backlog of responses to 
     congressional inquiries exists and urge the Agency to 
     expedite formal responses to ensure that committees and 
     Member offices have the information they need to remain 
     responsive to constituencies and ensure appropriate 
     congressional oversight on programs of interest. To help 
     inform the Committees with respect to workload, the 
     Committees direct the Office of Congressional and 
     Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR) to submit a quarterly 
     report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
     that shows the date when congressional requests for 
     information were received, a short description of the 
     requested information, number of days since receipt of 
     request, and the office currently responsible for drafting/
     reviewing the response.
       Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.--The bill provides 
     $107,738,000. Funding to develop the e-manifest system has 
     been consolidated within the new Hazardous Waste 
     Electronic Manifest System Fund account. The Committees 
     strongly support efforts to build a cost-effective IT 
     system to manage manifest transactions electronically.
       Water: Ecosystems.--The bill provides $46,163,000. The 
     Committees expect that EPA will use the funds provided to 
     accelerate the review and comment period for consultations 
     provided as part of the Section 404 permitting process. The 
     Committees direct EPA, in consultation with the Corps of 
     Engineers, to report monthly on the number of Section 404 
     permits under EPA's review. The report should include the 
     information requested under this heading in House Report 112-
     589.
       Water: Human Health Protection.--The bill provides 
     $100,088,000. The proposed elimination of the beach program 
     has been rejected and funding for this program has been 
     restored within the funds provided.
       Additional Guidance.--The agreement includes the following 
     additional guidance:
       Administrator Priorities.--Funding for Administrator 
     priorities shall not exceed the fiscal year 2012 enacted 
     level. The Agency is directed to submit a report within 90 
     days of enactment of this Act that identifies how the fiscal 
     year 2012 and 2013 funding was used by account, program area 
     and program project and includes a description of the 
     activities and any anticipated results. Future congressional 
     budget justifications should identify funding in each program 
     project that has been set aside for Administrator priorities, 
     and include a justification for the effort and any 
     anticipated results.
       Aerial Compliance Monitoring.--The Agency is directed to 
     submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations within 180 days of enactment of this Act that 
     identifies by fiscal year: the amount of funding spent to 
     contract for aerial over-flights, the contractor performing 
     the work, the number of flights performed, geographical areas 
     (county and State) that the contracted flights surveyed, and 
     data that identifies by fiscal year the number of enforcement 
     actions where aerial survey information was utilized as 
     contributing evidence, and the outcome of each action. The 
     report shall include data from fiscal year 2003 to fiscal 
     year 2013.
       Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.--The Committees encourage the 
     Agency to continue to work collaboratively with the U.S. 
     Department of Agriculture, including the Agricultural 
     Research Service, the National Institute of Food and 
     Agriculture, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
     Service, and State partners to expeditiously approve a 
     control program for the brown marmorated stink bug as soon as 
     the appropriate agents are evaluated for release.
       Confidential Business Information.--The Committees urge EPA 
     to enhance and update its current guidance on the use and 
     development of structurally-descriptive generic names to be 
     used in lieu of confidential chemical identity and provide no 
     further directives.
       Colony Collapse Disorder.--The declining health of bees is 
     impacting the ability of U.S. beekeepers to maintain adequate 
     bee supplies that are essential for the production of honey 
     and for pollination. Honey bees and other pollinators perform 
     a vital function for a substantial portion of fruit and 
     vegetable production. There is ongoing collaboration between 
     the EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to address the 
     complex issues surrounding bee health. The comprehensive 
     scientific report on honey bee health issued in 2013 
     highlighted several key issues, including the impact of 
     parasites and disease, the need for increased genetic 
     diversity, and the need for land management to provide 
     sufficient nutrition for bee colonies. The report also 
     identifies the most pressing pesticide research questions 
     related to determining pesticide exposures and effects of 
     pesticides to bees and the potential for impacts on bee 
     health and productivity of whole honey bee colonies. To build 
     on the collaborative work in 2013, EPA shall improve its risk 
     assessment approaches as a part of its pesticide registration 
     process to protect honey bees, bumble bees, and solitary bees 
     in all life stages. Further, EPA has already taken action in 
     regard to improving pesticide labels and is expected to 
     continue to regularly evaluate its policies to ensure the 
     protection of pollinators and all species critical to food 
     production.
       Drinking Water Treatment Compliance Flexibility.--The 
     Committees recognize that the Long Term 2 Enhanced Water 
     Treatment Rule presents significant costs and technical 
     challenges for systems serving fewer than 100,000 persons 
     while current timeframes present significant challenges for 
     communities seeking to annualize the capital investment. The 
     Committees direct EPA and the States to work with 
     municipalities that are progressing in good faith to comply 
     with the rule and need additional time to minimize volatility 
     in water utility rates for ratepayers. The Committees direct 
     EPA to convene a working group of Federal, State, and local 
     stakeholders to discuss options for compliance schedules and 
     report to the Committees within 180 days of enactment of this 
     Act about interim options for ensuring protection of human 
     health and the environment under the rule without the use of 
     an enforcement action or an administrative order.

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       Energy STAR.--The Agency is directed to work with the 
     appropriate Federal agencies and standards bodies to develop, 
     to the maximum extent practicable, uniform labeling standards 
     particularly as the labeling requirements apply to Energy 
     STAR lamps.
       Lead Recordkeeping Requirements.--The Agency is directed to 
     review the requirements contained within 40 CFR 745.86 and 
     submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations that identifies potentially duplicative 
     requirements particularly in situations where multiple 
     entities (home retailers, contractors and subcontractors) are 
     involved in a renovation. The report shall include options 
     for reducing recordkeeping and reporting burdens at large, 
     and address findings of duplication. The report shall be due 
     120 days after the date of enactment unless the Agency opts 
     to solicit formal public comment wherein the report shall 
     then be due one year following the date of enactment of this 
     Act.
       Protection of Personal Information.--The Committees are 
     concerned about EPA's recent release of personal data on 
     concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) pursuant to a 
     Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Committees 
     direct the Government Accountability Office to (1) describe 
     EPA's process for screening and protecting personal 
     information prior to responding to FOIA requests, (2) 
     describe EPA's procedures for remedying the release of 
     personal information once known, including those procedures 
     in effectin fiscal year 2013, and (3) describe the status of 
     EPA actions to improve its procedures related to managing 
     personal information pursuant to FOIA requests.
       Regional Haze.--The process for reviewing State 
     implementation plans is well-served when EPA, States, and 
     industry work collaboratively to ensure that dispersion 
     models are continually improved and updated to ensure the 
     most accurate predictions of visibility impacts, as well as a 
     uniform set of cost estimates. To that end, EPA shall begin 
     development of a seventh edition of the document entitled 
     ``EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual.'' The Administrator 
     shall consult, and seek comment from State, local, and tribal 
     departments of environmental quality during development of 
     such seventh edition, and provide opportunity for public 
     comment. In addition, EPA shall publish in the Federal 
     Register a notice to solicit comment on revising the Agency's 
     ``Guideline on Air Quality Models'' under appendix W to part 
     51 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, to allow 
     flexible modeling approaches and to adopt updates to the 
     CALPUFF modeling system (or portions thereof) or other 
     modeling tools as may be appropriate under such Guideline. 
     Within six months of enactment of this Act, if EPA finds the 
     requirements above cannot be accomplished without causing 
     delay in the approval of State implementation plans, the 
     Agency shall certify such to the Committees. The 
     certification from EPA shall include documentation on how the 
     directives would cause delay in a particular State and also 
     an estimate of when the directives can be carried out without 
     causing delays in the program.
       Renewable Identification Number (RIN) fraud.--The Agency is 
     directed to continue to make RIN integrity and enforcement a 
     high priority as RIN fraud is damaging to legitimate 
     biodiesel market participants and the value of the biodiesel 
     market. Additionally, the Agency is directed to collaborate 
     with other appropriate government agencies to closely monitor 
     exported volumes to ensure compliance with the law given 
     allegations of RIN abuse in the biodiesel export market.
       Risk Management Plans.--EPA is directed to maintain its 
     practice of only releasing Risk Management Plan information 
     pursuant to a FOIA request or in EPA reading rooms.
       State Role in Clean Air Act Implementation.--Not later than 
     180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Agency 
     is directed to provide the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations a report that lists by region, all State 
     implementation plan submittals that are currently before EPA, 
     the date received, and any deadline for required action.


            HAZARDOUS WASTE ELECTRONIC MANIFEST SYSTEM FUND

       The bill provides $3,674,000 for the Hazardous Waste 
     Electronic Manifest System Fund. Funds from the request have 
     been consolidated in this account. The Committees direct EPA 
     to move forward expeditiously with system development.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The bill provides $41,849,000 for the Office of Inspector 
     General (OIG). Based on the fiscal year 2013 quarterly 
     staffing report submitted to the Committees, OIG had 330 on-
     board full time equivalents (FTE) at the end of the fourth 
     quarter, a reduction of 15 FTE from the first quarter of the 
     fiscal year. Given the reductions in the office, the level of 
     funding provided is expected to at least fund current FTE 
     levels.


                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

       The bill provides $34,467,000 for Buildings and Facilities.


                     HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SUPERFUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $1,088,769,000 for the Hazardous 
     Substance Superfund account and includes bill language to 
     transfer $9,939,000 to the Office of Inspector General 
     account and $19,216,000 to the Science and Technology 
     account. The bill provides the following additional 
     direction:
       Financial Assurance.--Prior to proposing any rule pursuant 
     to section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental 
     Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 
     9608(b)), the Administrator is directed to collect and 
     analyze information from the commercial insurance and 
     financial industries regarding the use and availability of 
     necessary instruments (including surety bonds, letters of 
     credit andinsurance)for meeting any new financial 
     responsibility requirements and to make that analysis 
     available to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations and to the general public on the Agency 
     website 90 days prior to a proposed rulemaking.In addition, 
     the analysis shall include the Agency's plan to avoid 
     requiring financial assurances that are duplicative of those 
     already required by other Federal agencies.
       Superfund Special Accounts.--The Agency is directed to 
     continue to provide Special Account information as part of 
     the budget request. Further, the Agency is directed to report 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within 
     120 days of enactment of this Act on the practical and legal 
     implications of re-prioritizing funds planned for future-year 
     activities (such as five year reviews) to cleanup activities 
     addressing human health and environmental concerns in the 
     near-term. The report should evaluate alternative uses for 
     these funds, including short-term activities to reduce or 
     eliminate human exposures and groundwater migration.


          LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK TRUST FUND PROGRAM

       The bill provides $94,566,000 for the Leaking Underground 
     Storage Tank Trust Fund Program (LUST). The Committees note 
     that EPA offered no opportunity for congressional review 
     prior to changing the allocation formula by which LUST 
     cooperative agreements are distributed to States in fiscal 
     year 2013. As such, the Agency is directed to allocate funds 
     for this program using the same formula as fiscal year 2012.


                       INLAND OIL SPILL PROGRAMS

       The bill provides $18,209,000 for Inland Oil Spill 
     Programs.


                   STATE AND TRIBAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

       The bill provides $3,535,161,000 for the State and Tribal 
     Assistance Grants (STAG) program and includes the following 
     specific funding levels and direction:
       Infrastructure Assistance.--The bill provides 
     $2,480,783,000 for infrastructure assistance, including 
     $1,448,887,000 for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and 
     $906,896,000 for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The 
     Agency is directed within 180 days of enactment of this Act 
     to submit a report to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations on how EPA and the States have used the 
     additional subsidization authority, including information on 
     the number and amounts of loans awarded with additional 
     subsidization, recipient communities, and descriptions of 
     projects funded.
       Alaska Native Villages.--The bill provides $10,000,000. The 
     bill continues language from prior years directing that not 
     less than 25 percent of funds provided for the program be 
     used for projects in regional hub communities.
       Categorical Grants.--The bill provides $1,054,378,000 for 
     Categorical Grants and funding levels are specified in the 
     table at the end of this division. The amount also includes 
     $228,219,000 for the State and Local Air Quality Management 
     grant program. The Agency is directed to allocate funds for 
     this program using the same formula as fiscal year 2012.
       Bill Language.--The bill includes modified language 
     specifying amounts made available under the State revolving 
     fund programs for additional subsidization, and amounts made 
     available for the green infrastructure reserve in the Clean 
     Water State Revolving Fund program. The bill does not provide 
     the requested mandatory set-aside for green infrastructure 
     projects within the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 
     program but does include language allowing States to continue 
     to fund these types of projects at their discretion.
       Use of Iron and Steel.--The bill includes language in Title 
     IV General Provisions that stipulates requirements for the 
     use of iron and steel in State Revolving Fund projects. The 
     Committees acknowledge that EPA may issue a waiver of said 
     requirements for de minimis amounts of iron and steel 
     building materials.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill includes language that addresses the collection 
     and expenditure of pesticide fees, allows cooperative 
     agreements to Tribes, allows transfer of funds for the Great 
     Lakes Restoration Initiative, and authorizes amounts for one-
     time facility repairs. The bill also increases the cap for 
     Title 42 slots from 30 to 50 persons. The Agency should 
     identify where critical talent gaps exist and actively 
     recruit accredited scientists with the knowledge and 
     expertise needed by the Agency. As such, the Committees 
     continue to direct EPA to use Title 42 authority to recruit 
     external talent to the Agency.

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                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES


                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             FOREST SERVICE

                     FOREST AND RANGELAND RESEARCH

       The bill provides $292,805,000 for Forest and Rangeland 
     Research. The Committees also provide the following 
     directions:
       The Forest Service is directed to continue research on 
     white-nose syndrome in bats and to continue research on 
     wolverines.
       Bighorn Sheep Research.--The Forest Service is urged to 
     collaborate with the Bureau of Land Management and the 
     Agricultural Research Service on research involving the risk 
     of disease transmission between domestic and bighorn sheep.
       Green Building and Wood Promotion.--The Committees believe 
     green building markets are a growing opportunity for 
     American-grown wood, and urge the Forest Service to work 
     through science and technology in the Forest Products 
     Laboratory to further position wood as a green building 
     material.
       Urban Forest Research.--The Forest Service is encouraged to 
     maintain a vibrant urban forest research program to assist 
     urban communities in inventorying and assessing the changing 
     conditions and health of urban forests and develop strategic 
     plans to sustain these natural resources.


                       STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY

       The bill provides $229,980,000 for State and Private 
     Forestry. The Committees also provide the following 
     directions:
       Landscape Scale Restoration.--The Committees are supportive 
     of this new line item and direct the Forest Service to 
     provide a report on expected performance and accountability 
     within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
       Forest Health Management.--The Committees are supportive of 
     the transfer of forest health line items, but expect the 
     funding to be allocated in a manner similar to previous 
     years.
       Forest Legacy.--The bill provides $50,965,000 for the 
     Forest Legacy program. This includes $6,400,000 for program 
     administration and $44,565,000 for projects. The Service 
     should fund projects in priority order according to the 
     competitively selected national priority list submitted by 
     the Forest Service to the Committees on August 12, 2013.
       International Forestry.--The Committees are supportive of 
     the International Forestry program and its work to advance 
     international trade for U.S. timber products and forestry 
     interests.


                         NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $1,496,330,000 for the National Forest 
     System. The Committees also provide the following directions:
       Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on Our 
     National Forests.--The Committees are supportive of the 
     Forest Service's efforts to move more swiftly to restore the 
     health of national forests. Funding has been included for 
     programs that contribute to these efforts.
       Restoration Partnerships.--Within 90 days of enactment of 
     this Act, the Forest Service should provide a report to the 
     Committees on expected performance, accountability, and 
     budget.
       Land Management Planning.--The bill provides $37,754,000 
     for Land Management Planning. The agreement does not approve 
     the consolidation of this line item with the Inventory and 
     Monitoring line item.
       Inventory and Monitoring.--The bill provides $151,019,000 
     for Inventory and Monitoring. The Committees encourage the 
     Forest Service to work with State agencies, universities, 
     professional societies and other Department of Agriculture 
     agencies to efficiently increase allotment monitoring.
       Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness.--The bill provides 
     $261,719,000 for Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness 
     programs.
       Grazing Management.--The bill provides $55,356,000 for the 
     Grazing Management program. The Committees direct the Forest 
     Service, to the greatest extent practicable, to make vacant 
     grazing allotments available to a holder of a grazing permit 
     or lease when lands covered by the holder of the permit or 
     lease are unusable because of drought or wildfire.
       Forest Products.--The bill provides $339,130,000 for the 
     Forest Products program. The Committees expect the Forest 
     Service to increase vegetative and timber management 
     activities and believe that there needs to be dramatic 
     improvement in forest management to improve forest health, 
     increase timber production, and restore forest jobs.
       Vegetation and Watershed Management.--The bill provides 
     $184,716,000 for Vegetation and Watershed Management 
     activities.
       Wildlife and Fish Habitat Management.--The bill provides 
     $140,466,000 for Wildlife and Fish Habitat Management 
     activities. The Committees urge the Service to increase 
     monitoring of threatened and endangered fish and their 
     habitat, especially in grazing allotments.
       Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR).--The 
     bill provides $40,000,000 for the Collaborative Forest 
     Landscape Restoration Fund. The Committees direct the Forest 
     Service to report to the Committees within 60 days of 
     enactment of this Act on the implementation of CFLR funded 
     projects and the outcome of those projects to date. The 
     Forest Service is strongly encouraged to consider the hiring 
     practices of contractors bidding for CFLR projects to 
     maximize the use of funds being used by contractors to hire 
     local workers.
       Minerals and Geology Management.--The bill provides 
     $76,423,000 for Minerals and Geology Management activities.
       Landownership Management.--The bill provides $77,730,000 
     for Landownership Management activities.
       Law Enforcement Operations.--The bill provides $126,653,000 
     for Law Enforcement Operations.
       Integrated Resource Restoration (IRR).--The Committees 
     continue the proof of concept established in fiscal year 
     2012. The Forest Service is directed to provide an assessment 
     of the IRR pilot that reports on performance measures and 
     outcomes in Regions 1, 3, and 4. The report should evaluate 
     successes and challenges related to the agency's ability to 
     accomplish maintenance and restoration goals and achieve 
     efficiencies and cost savings. The Forest Service is 
     encouraged to use multi-party monitoring and evaluation to 
     assess the effectiveness of the pilot. The Forest Service is 
     directed to brief the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate on its IRR plan for 
     fiscal year 2014 within 90 days of enactment of this Act.
       Valles Caldera National Preserve.--The bill provides 
     $3,364,000 for management of the Valles Caldera National 
     Preserve.
       Bill Language.--The Committees have included language 
     within Title IV General Provisions to return to the policy 
     that existed for Forest Service categorical exclusions prior 
     to March 19, 2012. This language does not grant any new or 
     expanded authority for the use of categorical exclusions by 
     the Forest Service. The Committees direct the Secretary of 
     Agriculture to require scoping and early notice of upcoming 
     proposals to interested and affected persons for all Forest 
     Service proposed actions, including those that would appear 
     to be categorically excluded from further analysis and 
     documentation in an environmental assessment or an 
     environmental impact statement. Additionally, the Secretary 
     shall give timely notice to interested and affected persons, 
     Federal agencies, State and local governments, and 
     organizations of the availability of environmental and 
     accompanying decision documents. The Secretary will also 
     provide notice and comment as provided for by the agency's 
     National Environmental Policy Act implementing regulations 
     for projects or activities implementing a land and resource 
     management plan developed under the Forest and Rangeland 
     Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1604).


                  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $350,000,000 for capital improvement and 
     maintenance programs offset by a $17,000,000 scoring credit 
     related to the road and trail fund. The Committees also 
     provide the following directions:
       Facilities.--The bill provides $71,000,000 for Facilities 
     including $12,000,000 for construction and $59,000,000 for 
     maintenance.
       Roads.--The bill provides $166,000,000 for Roads including 
     $22,546,000 for construction and $143,454,000 for 
     maintenance.
       Trails.--The bill provides $75,000,000 for Trails including 
     $58,000,000 for maintenance and $17,000,000 for construction.
       Legacy Roads.--The bill provides $35,000,000 for the Legacy 
     Roads and Trails program.
       Gifford Pinchot National Forest.--Within the Gifford 
     Pinchot National Forest, the Forest Service is encouraged to 
     give preference to the reduction of a road to Maintenance 
     Level l over decommissioning and to decommission only after 
     final plantation restoration work in Late Successional 
     Reserve habitat development, or on a portion of road where 
     resource protection cannot be adequately met by closing and 
     stabilizing.


                            LAND ACQUISITION

       The bill provides $43,525,000 for Land Acquisition. The 
     detailed allocation of funding by activity is included in the 
     table at the end of this statement. This amount provides 
     funding for the first three projects as prioritized by the 
     Service from the President's fiscal year 2014 budget request. 
     In future budget submissions, the Forest Service should 
     prioritize and rank projects in different management units 
     separately, even if they are part of a landscape 
     collaborative planning process or other multi-unit program. 
     The Committees expect funding for inholdings, exchanges, and 
     recreational access to be used to acquire high priority lands 
     that maximize benefits to the public through consolidated 
     Federal ownership that provides recreational access, creates 
     management efficiencies, or protects critical resources, 
     including wilderness.

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                   State                              Forest Unit             Budget Request       This Bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MT.........................................  Crown of the Continent               $31,000,000        $26,000,000
                                              Northern Rockies-Montana
                                              Legacy.
CA.........................................  Sierra Nevada Checkerboard...          2,300,000          2,300,000
WA.........................................  Washington Cascades-Yakima             3,000,000          3,000,000
                                              River Watershed.
                                             Additional project requests..          9,314,000                  0
                                                                           -------------------------------------

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    Total, Acquisitions....................  .............................         45,614,000         31,300,000
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         ACQUISITION OF LANDS FOR NATIONAL FORESTS SPECIAL ACTS

       The bill provides $912,000 for the Acquisition of Lands for 
     National Forests Special Acts.


            ACQUISITION OF LANDS TO COMPLETE LAND EXCHANGES

       The bill provides $217,000 for the Acquisition of Lands to 
     Complete Land Exchanges.


                         RANGE BETTERMENT FUND

       The bill provides $3,000,000 for the Range Betterment Fund.


    GIFTS, DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS FOR FOREST AND RANGELAND RESEARCH

       The bill provides $40,000 for Gifts, Donations and Bequests 
     for Forest and Rangeland Research.


        MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL FOREST LANDS FOR SUBSISTENCE USES

       The bill provides $2,500,000 for the Management of National 
     Forest Lands for Subsistence Uses and does not support the 
     proposed elimination of this appropriation.


                        WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $2,162,302,000 for Forest Service 
     Wildland Fire Management. The amount provided, combined with 
     $315,000,000 in the FLAME Wildfire Suppression Reserve Fund, 
     fully funds the Forest Service's 10-year average expenditures 
     for fire suppression. In addition, $600,000,000 was provided 
     in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (PL 113-46) for 
     fire transfer reimbursements in fiscal year 2013. Total 
     funding provided in fiscal year 2014 for Forest Service 
     wildland fire accounts is $3,077,302,000. In the fiscal year 
     2015 and all future budget submissions, the Committees direct 
     the Forest Service to include a detailed table of actual and 
     proposed spending on fire operations, which should also 
     include a breakout of spending on aviation resources, for 
     both preparedness and suppression appropriations. The 
     Committees also provide the following directions:
       Other Operations.--Biomass utilization grants are only for 
     the development of new or existing high value markets for low 
     value wood, including biomass for energy, wood-based 
     nanotechnology, green building construction, and other forest 
     products to increase the utilization of hazardous fuel wood, 
     accelerate forest restoration and reduce the rate and size of 
     catastrophic fire.
       Fire and Aviation Management.--The Committees note that 
     progress has been made this year to augment the Forest 
     Service's aviation assets but how this will impact the 
     Service's future budgets is not clear and is a cause for 
     concern. As a result of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2014, the Forest Service will receive 
     seven demilitarized HC-130H aircraft with aerial fire 
     retardant dispersal modifications and 15 demilitarized C-23B 
     Sherpa aircraft for firefighting purposes.
       In spite of this progress, the Committees remain concerned 
     that the Service's near- and long-term plans for aviation 
     fall short in terms of setting out the timeline, funding, and 
     specific steps required to meet the Service's stated goals. A 
     long-term plan, to meet the Service's needs for next 
     generation aircraft, as well as a short-term plan for the 
     next five years, is necessary in light of more active fire 
     seasons. Therefore, the Service is directed to provide within 
     90 days of enactment of this Act both a five-year aviation 
     plan and a long-term aviation plan detailing anticipated 
     needs. The Service is further directed to provide 1) a report 
     addressing the Service's near- and long-term large airtanker 
     strategy including funding needs related to current contracts 
     for next generation large airtankers and options associated 
     with those contracts to fulfill the large airtanker 
     modernization strategy, including acquisitions costs, flight 
     hour costs, and projected annual costs, and 2) an evaluation 
     of currently available technologies to make aerial 
     firefighting more efficient and cost-effective.
       Hazardous Fuels.--The bill provides $306,500,000 for 
     Hazardous Fuels activities. The Forest Service is directed to 
     implement effective treatments in frequent fire forests that 
     restore forest resiliency and reduce hazardous fuels. 
     Treatments should be placed to effectively modify fire 
     behavior and protect assets at risk, including life and 
     property.
       Federal Coordination with State and Local Fire Managers.--
     The Committees are aware that the facility housing the Forest 
     Service's Southern California Geographical Coordination 
     Center, which has been condemned, houses a number of fire 
     emergency managers including the California Department of 
     Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The Committees note 
     that CAL FIRE has expressed its desire to continue this 
     collocation and encourages the Forest Service to continue 
     working with CAL FIRE to collocate their operations at the 
     new Southern California Geographical Coordination Center.
       Fire retardant.--The Committees urge the Forest Service to 
     provide firefighting personnel with access to training on the 
     use of fire retardant and other fire chemicals to fight 
     wildfire.


                FLAME WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION RESERVE FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $315,000,000 for the FLAME Wildfire 
     Suppression Reserve Fund.


               ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS, FOREST SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The bill continues administrative provisions from previous 
     years. The Committees have made language regarding the 
     National Forest Foundation and interest earned from Federal 
     funds permanent. The Committees have included bill language 
     regarding reimbursable agreements with the U.S. Department of 
     Agriculture.
       The Forest Service is directed to include tables in the 
     fiscal year 2015 and future budget justifications that 
     clearly display the source of funding for cost pools by 
     budget line item, the amount for each cost pool, and direct 
     and indirect expenditures from each cost pool by region, 
     station, and area (RSA). The prior, current, and future 
     budget years should be shown for each table.
       The bill includes a provision related to management of wild 
     horses and burros from National Forest System lands by the 
     Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In future budget 
     submissions, the Forest Service should include actual and 
     projected transfers of funds to the BLM for these activities.


                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                         INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

                         INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES

       The bill provides $3,982,842,000 for Indian Health 
     Services. The agreement includes the following instructions:
       Contract Support Costs.--The Committees' disposition of 
     contract support costs is discussed under ``Bureau of Indian 
     Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education, Operation of Indian 
     Programs'' earlier in this explanatory statement. The Service 
     is directed to follow the instructions therein. The Service 
     is further directed to submit an operating plan to the 
     Committees within 30 days of enactment of this Act displaying 
     funding allocations to the activity level.
       Staffing costs for new and expanded health care 
     facilities.--The agreement includes funding for staffing 
     costs for new and expanded health care facilities. Funds are 
     limited to facilities funded through the Health Care 
     Facilities Construction Priority System or the Joint Venture 
     Construction Program that are newly opened in fiscal year 
     2013 or that open in fiscal year 2014. None of the funds may 
     be allocated to a facility until such facility has achieved 
     beneficial occupancy status.
       Dental Health.--The agreement includes funding for the 
     early childhood caries initiative. The Service is encouraged 
     to work with the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and to 
     consult with Tribes about increasing preventive dental care 
     for children by bringing dentists and hygienists into BIE 
     schools. The Service should continue to make significant 
     strides towards completion of electronic dental records. The 
     Service is encouraged to explore establishing a centralized 
     credentialing system to address workforce needs similar to 
     those of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, to 
     consider a pilot program for the credentialing of dentists, 
     and to propose funding for fiscal year 2015.
       Urban Indian Health.--The Committees continue to support 
     grants for urban Indian health in light of the disparity in 
     health funding for urban Indians.
       Coordinated health care for American Indian and Alaska 
     Native veterans.--The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and 
     the Indian Health Service have developed mechanisms to 
     implement and monitor their memorandum of understanding (MOU) 
     regarding the provision of health care to Native American 
     veterans. However, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
     reported that the performance metrics developed to assess the 
     MOU's implementation could limit the ability of VA and 
     Service managers to gauge progress and make decisions 
     relating to the expansion or modification of their programs 
     and activities. Both agencies are encouraged to implement the 
     recommendations contained in the GAO report to the extent 
     possible and provide the Committees with an update by March 
     1, 2014.


                        INDIAN HEALTH FACILITIES

       The bill provides $451,673,000 for Indian Health 
     Facilities. In addition to the funding allocation table at 
     the end of this explanatory statement, the agreement includes 
     the following instruction:
       Staffing of New Facilities.--The agreement includes funding 
     for staffing costs for new and expanded health care 
     facilities. The stipulations included in the `Indian Health 
     Services' account regarding the allocation of funds for the 
     staffing of new facilities pertain to the funds in this 
     account as well.


                     NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

       The bill provides $77,349,000 for the National Institute of 
     Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The Committees direct 
     NIEHS to explore the feasibility of incorporating a nominal 
     fee to recoup administrative or other costs associated with 
     the worker training program. NIEHS should include a report 
     that summarizes findings and recommendations with the fiscal 
     year 2016 budget request.

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            AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY

            TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH

       The bill provides $74,691,000 for the Agency for Toxic 
     Substances and Disease Registry.


                         OTHER RELATED AGENCIES

                   EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

                  COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND

                    OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

       The bill provides $3,000,000 for the Council on 
     Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality.


             CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $11,000,000 for the Chemical Safety and 
     Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The Committees are hopeful 
     that the recent Presidential Executive Order on chemical 
     safety and security will lead to better coordination among 
     the CSB and other agencies in preventing and responding to 
     chemical incidents. The Committees encourage the CSB to work 
     with the authorizing committees on any additional legislative 
     authority needed to effectively carry out its mission.


              OFFICE OF NAVAJO AND HOPI INDIAN RELOCATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The bill provides $7,341,000 for the Office of Navajo and 
     Hopi Indian Relocation (ONHIR). The Committees note with 
     concern that less than half ($2,600,000) of the 
     Administration's proposal for fiscal year 2014 is for new 
     relocations, despite a long backlog of waiting families. Thus 
     the agreement includes new bill language transferring funds 
     to the Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector 
     General to audit and investigate ONHIR's operations.


    INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS 
                              DEVELOPMENT

                        PAYMENT TO THE INSTITUTE

       The bill provides $9,369,000 for the Institute of American 
     Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.


                        SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides a total of $805,000,000 for all 
     Smithsonian Institution accounts, of which $647,000,000 is 
     provided for salaries and expenses. The Committees support 
     the Smithsonian Latino Center's goal of promoting the 
     inclusion of Latino contributions in Smithsonian Institution 
     programs, exhibitions, collections, and public outreach. The 
     Committees urge greater collaboration between the Smithsonian 
     Latino Center and appropriate Federal and local organizations 
     in order to advance these goals. No funds have been provided 
     for the Smithsonian's participation in the Administration's 
     Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 
     initiative. The work of the Smithsonian by its very nature 
     supports the STEM initiative. Future STEM proposals that 
     bolster existing Smithsonian programs and outreach activities 
     would be welcomed. The Smithsonian is directed to submit a 
     report to the Committees that describes the achievements and 
     challenges of its Asian Pacific American Center. The report 
     should describe the progress the Center has made in 
     developing partnerships that could establish a physical 
     presence beyond the Washington, DC area and expand the 
     Smithsonian's collections, exhibitions, outreach, and 
     education efforts in a cost-effective manner.


                           FACILITIES CAPITAL

       The bill provides $158,000,000 for the Facilities Capital 
     account, of which $55,000,000 is to continue the construction 
     of the National Museum of African American History and 
     Culture (NMAAHC).


                        NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $118,000,000 for the Salaries and 
     Expenses account of the National Gallery of Art, of which not 
     to exceed $3,533,000 is for the special exhibition program.


            REPAIR, RESTORATION AND RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS

       The bill provides $15,000,000 for the Repair, Restoration 
     and Renovation of Buildings account. Within the funds 
     provided, the Gallery is directed to address the highest 
     priority needs relating to critical fire safety and life 
     safety improvements in accordance with the Master Facilities 
     Plan.


             JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

       The bill provides $22,193,000 for the Operations and 
     Maintenance account.


                     CAPITAL REPAIR AND RESTORATION

       The bill provides $12,205,000 for the Capital Repair and 
     Restoration account.


            WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $10,500,000 for the Woodrow Wilson 
     International Center for Scholars.


           NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

                    NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

                       GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

       The bill provides $146,021,000 for the National Endowment 
     for the Arts (NEA). The Committees urge the NEA to work 
     constructively with States in developing and implementing 
     arts education programs and priorities. The Committees 
     commend the NEA for its collaboration with the Walter Reed 
     National Military Center in creating the NEA/Walter Reed 
     Healing Arts Partnership. The Committees direct that priority 
     be given to providing services and grant funding for 
     projects, productions, or programs that encourage public 
     knowledge, education, understanding, and appreciation of the 
     arts. Any reduction in support to the States for arts 
     education should be no more than proportional to other 
     funding decreases taken in other NEA programs. Reforms 
     originally instituted by the Committees in Public Law 108-447 
     relating to grant guidelines and program priorities are fully 
     restated in Sections 414 and 415 of Title IV General 
     Provisions. These reforms maintain broad bipartisan support 
     and the Committees expect the NEA to adhere to them fully. 
     The Committees have also included bill language in Title IV 
     General Provisions addressing grant award matching 
     requirements and waiver procedures.


                 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

                       GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

       The bill provides $146,021,000 for the National Endowment 
     for the Humanities (NEH). The Committees commend the NEH 
     Federal/State partnership for its ongoing, successful 
     collaboration with State humanities councils in each of the 
     50 States as well as Washington, DC, the Commonwealth of 
     Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth 
     of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.


                        COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $2,396,000 for the Commission of Fine 
     Arts.


               NATIONAL CAPITAL ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

       The bill provides $2,000,000 for the National Capital Arts 
     and Cultural Affairs program.


               ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $6,531,000 for the Advisory Council on 
     Historic Preservation. Although the Council has made 
     significant efforts to work with the United States Postal 
     Service (USPS) for almost two years to develop a consistent, 
     transparent, and consultative process to preserve historic 
     post offices, no comprehensive process has been developed. In 
     light of this, the Committees direct the Council to provide, 
     within 90 days of enactment of this Act, a report on how the 
     Council will ensure compliance by the USPS of Section 106 
     responsibilities for these historic properties.


                  NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $8,084,000 for the National Capital 
     Planning Commission.


                UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

                       HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM

       The bill provides $52,385,000 for the United States 
     Holocaust Memorial Museum.


                DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL COMMISSION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The bill provides $1,000,000 for the Salaries and Expenses 
     account. The Committees urge the Commission to work with all 
     constituencies--including Congress and the Eisenhower 
     family--as partners in the planning and design process. In 
     order for the Committees to remain informed as to the status 
     of fund raising efforts, the Commission is directed to 
     include a table in its fiscal year 2015 congressional 
     justification providing the total amount of private (non-
     Federal) contributions to date, and the total obligations and 
     total expenditures of those funds. The agreement includes in 
     Section 437 of Title IV General Provisions bill language 
     contained in the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (PL 113-
     46).

                      TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes various legislative provisions in 
     Title IV of the bill. A number of these provisions have been 
     carried in previous years and others are newly proposed this 
     year. The provisions are:
       Section 401 continues a provision providing for public 
     availability of information on consulting service contracts.
       Section 402 continues a provision providing that 
     appropriations available in the bill shall not be used to 
     produce literature or otherwise promote public support of a 
     legislative proposal on which legislative action is not 
     complete.
       Section 403 continues a provision providing for annual 
     appropriations unless expressly provided otherwise in this 
     Act.
       Section 404 continues a provision providing restrictions on 
     departmental assessments unless approved by the Committees on 
     Appropriations.
       Section 405 continues a limitation on accepting and 
     processing applications for patents and on the patenting of 
     Federal lands.
       Section 406 continues a provision regarding the payment of 
     contract support costs.
       Section 407 continues a provision providing that the 
     Secretary of Agriculture shall not be considered in violation 
     of certain provisions of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
     Resources Planning Act solely because more than 15 years have 
     passed without revision of a forest plan, provided that the 
     Secretary is working in good faith to complete the plan 
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       Section 408 continues a provision limiting preleasing, 
     leasing, and related activities within the boundaries of 
     National Monuments.
       Section 409 restricts funding appropriated for acquisition 
     of land or interests in land from being used for declarations 
     of taking or complaints in condemnation.
       Section 410 continues a provision addressing timber sales 
     involving Alaska western red and yellow cedar.
       Section 411 extends certain authorities through fiscal year 
     2015 allowing the Forest Service and Department of the 
     Interior to renew grazing permits.
       Section 412 continues a provision which prohibits no-bid 
     contracts.
       Section 413 continues a provision which requires public 
     disclosure of certain reports.
       Section 414 continues a provision which delineates the 
     grant guidelines for the National Endowment for the Arts.
       Section 415 continues a provision which delineates the 
     program priorities for the programs managed by the National 
     Endowment for the Arts.
       Section 416 provides guidelines relating to National 
     Endowment for the Arts grant awards to States.
       Section 417 extends the Colorado Good Neighbor authority to 
     all western States.
       Section 418 requires the Department of the Interior, 
     Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service and Indian 
     Health Service to provide the Committees on Appropriations 
     quarterly reports on the status of balances of 
     appropriations.
       Section 419 requires the President to submit a report to 
     the Committees on Appropriations no later than 120 days after 
     submission of the fiscal year 2015 budget request describing 
     Federal agency obligations and expenditures for climate 
     change programs in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
       Section 420 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds to promulgate or implement any regulation requiring the 
     issuance of permits under Title V of the Clean Air Act for 
     carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, water vapor, or methane 
     emissions.
       Section 421 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
     funds to implement any provision in a rule if that provision 
     requires mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from 
     manure management systems.
       Section 422 prohibits funds from being used to enter into 
     contracts or agreements with any corporation where the agency 
     is aware of a conviction of a felony under any Federal law 
     within the preceding 24 months.
       Section 423 prohibits funds for contracts or agreements 
     with any corporation where the agency is aware of any unpaid 
     Federal tax liability that is not being paid in a timely 
     manner pursuant to a payment agreement.
       Section 424 continues current authorities for operations of 
     Indian Health Service programs in Alaska.
       Section 425 extends Forest Service cost recovery and 
     rights-of-way authorities.
       Section 426 allows interpretive associations to partner 
     with the Forest Service.
       Section 427 continues a provision through fiscal year 2015 
     authorizing the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
     of Agriculture to consider local contractors when awarding 
     contracts for certain activities on public lands.
       Section 428 extends the authorization for the Chesapeake 
     Bay Initiative.
       Section 429 extends the authorization for American 
     Battlefield Protection program grants.
       Section 430 modifies the authorities made available to the 
     Secretary of the Interior and the Chief of the Forest Service 
     to conduct joint programs under the Service First initiative 
     to promote customer service and efficiency.
       Section 431 clarifies current Appeals Reform Act 
     requirements for Forest Service activities.
       Section 432 extends the Forest Service forest botanical 
     products authority.
       Section 433 extends the Forest Service's authority to 
     collect marina fees within Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
       Section 434 extends the Forest Service's authorities to 
     enter into stewardship end result contracting projects.
       Section 435 codifies Forest Service policy related to 
     mining access in Region 10.
       Section 436 sets requirements for the use of American iron 
     and steel for certain loans and grants.
       Section 437 modifies authorities relating to the Dwight D. 
     Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

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   DIVISION H--DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND 
        EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2014

       The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
     Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, put 
     in place by this division incorporates the following 
     agreements. Funds for the individual programs and activities 
     within the accounts in this division are displayed in the 
     detailed table at the end of the explanatory statement for 
     this division. Funding levels that are not displayed in the 
     detailed table are identified within this explanatory 
     statement.
       In implementing this agreement, the Departments and 
     agencies should be guided by the language and instructions 
     set forth in Senate Report 113-71 accompanying the bill, S. 
     1284, unless specifically addressed in this statement. In 
     cases where the language and instructions in the Senate 
     report specifically address the allocation of funds, each has 
     been reviewed and those that are jointly concurred on have 
     been endorsed in this statement.

                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration


                    TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement modifies a provision increasing the amount of 
     Workforce Investment Act (WIA) State grant funding that may 
     be set aside by Governors to 8.75 percent to support 
     statewide and regional projects. The agreement is supportive 
     of Governors' Reserve funding being used to support on-the-
     job and incumbent training to improve the skills of workers, 
     avert layoffs, or lead to employment in in-demand occupations 
     or industries.


                          OFFICE OF JOB CORPS

       Contracts provided for the operation and maintenance of Job 
     Corps facilities are generally let on a two-year basis, with 
     as many as three option years depending on the quality of 
     performance. When evaluating contract renewals or re-bids, 
     due consideration should be provided to the federal 
     investment already made in high-performing incumbent 
     contractors as a part of a full, fair, and open competitive 
     process. As part of this process, the Department of Labor 
     (DOL) should consider documented past performance of student 
     outcomes and cost-effective administration as important 
     factors in Job Corps procurements.
       The agreement recognizes that construction on a new Job 
     Corps center will be substantially completed in December 2014 
     and provides sufficient funds to ensure that competitively 
     awarded contracts will be in place to keep the process of 
     opening the new center on course.
       The agreement includes increased funding for Job Corps 
     Administration to strengthen financial management, oversight, 
     and monitoring of the program.


     STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS

       To the extent that funds not needed for workload become 
     available at the end of the fiscal year, the Department is 
     encouraged to make funding available to States for program 
     integrity, performance improvement, and technology 
     investments, with a portion of funds not needed for workload 
     to be distributed to all States proportionally based on each 
     State's base allocation.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration

       The bill continues the exemption of small farming 
     operations from Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
     (OSHA) regulation. The OSHA is encouraged to work with the 
     Department of Agriculture before moving forward with any 
     attempts to redefine and regulate post-harvest activities, to 
     include, but not limited to, storing, drying, grinding, and 
     other activities necessary to market farm products to 
     subsequent users in the agricultural value chain, and clarify 
     that this exemption shall apply to on farm post-harvest 
     activities.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration

       The agreement includes new language setting aside not less 
     than $8,441,000 for State assistance grants and modifies 
     language relating to the Mine Safety and Health 
     Administration (MSHA)'s existing authority to collect certain 
     fees. The agreement also includes new language relating to 
     relocation of the Office of the Solicitor.
       Coal production within the United States has shifted across 
     regions. Unfortunately, mine inspectors are not always 
     distributed in a manner that keeps pace with existing mining 
     activity needs. Certain areas of the country in which mines 
     have closed may have the same number of inspectors that 
     existed when all mines were operational, while some areas 
     opening new mining operations may not have appropriate 
     coverage. MSHA should do a better job in allocating mining 
     inspectors in proportion to the actual mining activity and 
     need occurring in various regions. While MSHA has taken 
     initial steps to address this discrepancy, in part to address 
     a coming retirement wave of inspectors, MSHA is directed to 
     accelerate these efforts to better align enforcement 
     resources with current mining activity and workload demand 
     across regions.
       The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently 
     conducting a study to examine existing technological options 
     for reducing coal mine dust and the costs, advantages and 
     disadvantages of various methods for reducing the 
     concentration of dust in coal mines. The MSHA is directed to 
     provide to GAO any information or assistance requested in 
     connection with this study. In addition, MSHA should take any 
     pertinent information from GAO into account in developing the 
     rule now under consideration regardinglowering miners' 
     exposure to coal dust, to the extent that GAO completes its 
     work before the rule is finalized. In any event, MSHA should 
     take into consideration all relevant information and 
     conclusions from the GAO study when addressing compliance 
     assistance, training, or post-implementation needs in 
     connection with any such rule. The MSHA is further directed 
     to consider the feasibility of all available technologies and 
     work practices that would allow mine operators to comply with 
     the rule in a manner that is not economically prohibitive for 
     the long-term viability of the affected mines, while reducing 
     miners' exposure to respirable mine dust.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics

       The data produced through National Longitudinal Surveys of 
     Labor Market Experience (NLS) are an essential source for 
     both long-term and ongoing analysis of the economic health of 
     America and are an invaluable resource for Congress and the 
     public and private sectors, especially during these times of 
     economic uncertainty. As such, the bill provides sufficient 
     funding necessary to ensure that the frequency of NLS data 
     collection occurs not less than biennially.
       Within available resources, the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
     is encouraged to add an annual supplement to the Current 
     Population Survey, including contingent work and alternative 
     work arrangements, as proposed in the budget request.

                        Departmental Management

       Within available resources, agencies of DOL should take 
     steps to improve the quality of information on workplace 
     safety violations, including steps to clearly and correctly 
     identify entities that are penalized for any type of 
     violation of federal labor laws. These improvements could 
     assist federal contracting officers with using accurate data 
     to determine whether or not a prospective contractor has a 
     record of compliance with federal labor law.


                    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

       The agreement modifies language relating to Veterans 
     Employment and Training specifying amounts for various 
     activities within this account.
       A September 2013 GAO report highlighted that the Department 
     has yet to implement fully the recommendations in its October 
     2010 report assessing the employment needs of Native American 
     veterans living on tribal lands, including Indian 
     reservations, Alaska Native villages, and Hawaiian Home 
     Lands. The agreement directs the Secretary to submit a report 
     to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees by June 30, 
     2014 that includes a strategy to implement the October 2010 
     report's recommendations, including goals, benchmarks, costs, 
     and time frames. If recommendations are disputed by the 
     Department, the Committee requests the report include 
     information on why the recommendations cannot be implemented. 
     The agreement encourages the Department to continue to work 
     with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and 
     other agencies to develop or obtain data to assess the 
     employment needs of Native American veterans returning to 
     live on tribal lands.

                           General Provisions


                           H1-B VISA PROGRAM

       The bill modifies a provision related to the H-1B visa 
     program.


              TRANSFER AUTHORITY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

       The bill modifies a provision providing the Employment and 
     Training Administration with authority to transfer funds 
     provided for technical assistance services to grantees to 
     program administration, so that it does not apply to section 
     173A(f)(2) of the WIA.


               TRANSFER AUTHORITY FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES

       The bill modifies a provision that allows up to 0.5 percent 
     of discretionary appropriations provided in this act for all 
     DOL agencies to be used by the Chief Evaluation Office for 
     evaluation purposes consistent with the terms and conditions 
     in this act applicable to such office.


TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND CAREER TRAINING GRANT 
                                PROGRAM

       The bill includes a new provision allowing the Secretary to 
     reserve up to three percent of funds provided for the Trade 
     Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training 
     Grant program to be used for evaluation and technical 
     assistance purposes and to allow grantees to award subgrants.


                        WAGE AND HOUR SALARY CAP

       The bill includes a new provision adjusting the salary 
     level for the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division to 
     reflect a reorganization within the Department.


                  TEMPORARY NONIMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAMS

       The bill includes a new provision related to the H-2A 
     temporary agricultural program. The bill also includes a 
     provision providing flexibility with respect to the crossing 
     of H-2B nonimmigrants working in the seafood industry.

           TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

       The agreement includes tables within and at the end of the 
     statement allocating funding for the programs, projects, and 
     activities

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     in this act. The agencies within this act are directed to 
     fully implement these allocations in accordance with the 
     statement, except as permitted by the reprogramming and 
     transfer authorities provided in this act. Any action to 
     eliminate or consolidate programs, projects, and activities 
     should be pursued through a proposal in the President's 
     budget so it can be considered by the Committees on 
     Appropriations.
       The Department is directed to include in its fiscal year 
     2015 congressional budget justification the amount of expired 
     unobligated balances available for transfer to the 
     nonrecurring expenses fund (NEF) and the amount of any such 
     balances transferred to the NEF. This should include actual 
     or estimated amounts for the prior, current, and budget 
     years.

              Health Resources and Services Administration


                          PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

       Health Centers.--The agreement includes bill language to 
     require that, of all the funds provided for the Health Center 
     program, not less than $110,000,000 shall be obligated for 
     base grant adjustments to existing health centers and not 
     less than $350,000,000 shall be obligated for new access 
     points or expanded medical services. Bill language also 
     requires the aforementioned funding levels to be obligated by 
     October 1, 2014. Within the funds provided for Primary Health 
     Care, the agreement provides not less than the fiscal year 
     2013 level of funding for the Native Hawaiian Health Care 
     Program.
       The Administrator is directed to provide a report within 60 
     days of enactment outlining the requirements for allowing 
     Community Health Centers to add a new or expand an existing 
     dental facility. This report should address all the factors 
     weighed in the grant making decision process and whether the 
     Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) considers 
     the number of private providers available to the population 
     of patients, particularly in rural areas, when evaluating a 
     grant applicant's certificate of need.


                            HEALTH WORKFORCE

       Oral Health Training.--The agreement includes not less than 
     $8,000,000 for General Dentistry programs and not less than 
     $8,000,000 for Pediatric Dentistry programs. The agreement 
     includes bill language prohibiting health workforce funds to 
     be used for section 340G-1, the Alternative Dental Health 
     Care Providers Demonstration program.
       Alzheimer Disease Outreach and Education.--Within the funds 
     provided for Geriatric Education programs, this agreement 
     includes $4,000,000 to train health professionals on issues 
     related to Alzheimer's disease. These funds will support 
     Geriatric Education Centers for outreach and education 
     efforts to enhance healthcare providers' knowledge of the 
     disease, improve detection and early intervention, and 
     improve care for people with Alzheimer's disease and their 
     caregivers.
       Public Health and Preventive Medicine Training.--The 
     agreement includes not less than $2,500,000 for Public Health 
     Traineeships, not less than $3,813,000 for the Preventive 
     Medicine Residency Program and up to $9,864,000 for Public 
     Health Training Centers. In addition, the bill includes not 
     less than $2,000,000 for the Integrative Medicine Program for 
     a new competitive award to support a national center of 
     excellence on integrative primary care.
       Mental and Behavioral Health.--The agreement provides 
     $7,916,000 for Mental and Behavioral Health programs and 
     intends not less than $1,000,000 of the increase over fiscal 
     year 2013 be used to continue and expand the Leadership 
     Training in Social Work program, formerly funded in the 
     Maternal Child Health Bureau of HRSA. The Bureau of Health 
     Professions is directed to work with the Maternal Child 
     Health Bureau to ensure a smooth transition for grantees.
       Health Professions Training.--The Administrator of HRSA is 
     directed to provide a briefing to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees within sixty days of enactment to 
     detail the health professions training resources currently 
     available to rural underserved areas with significant Native 
     American populations.


                       MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

       Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.--The agreement 
     includes bill language setting aside $77,093,000 for Special 
     Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS), 
     which is intended to include sufficient funding to continue 
     the set-asides for oral health, epilepsy, sickle cell, and 
     fetal alcohol syndrome at not less than fiscal year 2012 
     levels. The agreement also provides $546,632,000 for State 
     grants.
       Heritable Disorders Program.--The agreement includes a 
     $2,000,000 increase to support wider implementation, 
     education, and awareness of newborn screening for Severe 
     Combined Immune Deficiency and related disorders.


                      RYAN WHITE HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS

       The agreement intends that the increase provided for the 
     AIDS Drug Assistance Program be awarded according to the 
     statutory formula. The agreement directs HRSA to allocate 
     funds for the Minority AIDS Initiative within the Ryan White 
     HIV programs at not less than the fiscal year 2013 funding 
     level.


                          HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

       340B Drug Pricing Program.--The agreement provides 
     $6,000,000 to implement a new program integrity effort within 
     the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The Director of the 340B 
     Program is directed to brief the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees within 45 days of enactment 
     regarding the plans to strengthen program oversight to ensure 
     compliance with existing requirements. Further, the briefing 
     should address the timetable for issuing new regulations that 
     address compliance concerns raised by both the Office of 
     Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
       The agreement includes bill language facilitating the 
     transfer of the Hansen's Disease programs to the Health Care 
     Systems Bureau.


                              RURAL HEALTH

       The agreement includes sufficient funding to continue the 
     five key program areas identified in the President's budget: 
     outreach services grants, rural network development grants, 
     network planning grants, small healthcare provider quality 
     improvement grants, and the Delta States network grant 
     program.


               HEALTH EDUCATION ASSISTANCE LOANS PROGRAM

       The agreement includes bill language transferring the 
     Health Education Assistance Loans Program to the Department 
     of Education.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

       The agreement includes $5,807,120,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations for the Centers for Disease Control and 
     Prevention (CDC). In addition, $210,555,000 is made available 
     under section 241 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act and 
     $831,300,000 in transfers from the Prevention and Public 
     Health (PPH) Fund.


                 Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

       The agreement includes a total of $744,700,000 for 
     Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which includes 
     $571,536,000 in discretionary appropriations, $12,864,000 
     that is made available under section 241 of the PHS Act, and 
     $160,300,000 that is made available from amounts in the PPH 
     Fund.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Budget Activity                     FY 2014 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section 317 Immunization Program.....................       $588,000,000
    National Immunization Survey.....................         12,864,000
Influenza Planning and Response......................        156,700,000
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     hiv/aids, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and 
                        tuberculosis prevention

       The agreement includes $1,072,834,000 for HIV/AIDS, Viral 
     Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis 
     Prevention, in discretionary appropriations.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Domestic HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research...............    $760,684,000
    HIV Prevention by Health Departments................     390,803,000
    HIV Surveillance....................................     115,766,000
    Activities to Improve Program Effectiveness.........      94,946,000
    National, Regional, Local, Community and Other           130,192,000
     Organizations......................................
    School Health.......................................      28,977,000
Viral Hepatitis.........................................      28,650,000
Sexually Transmitted Infections.........................     148,500,000
Tuberculosis............................................     135,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               emerging and zoonotic infectious diseases

       The agreement includes $339,300,000 for Emerging and 
     Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, which includes $287,300,000 in 
     discretionary appropriations and $52,000,000 that is made 
     available from amounts in the PPH Fund.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Emerging and Zoonotic core activities...................     $18,800,000
Vector-borne Diseases...................................      22,000,000
Lyme Disease............................................       9,000,000
Prion Disease...........................................       4,900,000
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome................................       4,500,000
Emerging Infectious Diseases............................     124,500,000
Food Safety.............................................      34,700,000
National Healthcare Safety Network......................      14,150,000
Quarantine..............................................      24,750,000
Advanced Molecular Detection............................      30,000,000
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity program...................      40,000,000
Healthcare-Associated Infections........................      12,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Advanced Molecular Detection.--The agreement provides 
     support for the Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) 
     initiative. The CDC Director shall publish a 5-year AMD 
     implementation program plan that includes, at a minimum, 
     program metrics that track the initiative, track projected 
     cost savings, and track improved detection speed, savings, 
     and effectiveness as compared to the existing process. 
     Further, the plan shall describe how funds from the proposed 
     AMD State grants will be re-integrated into the ongoing 
     funding streams for laboratory services. A copy of the plan 
     shall be provided to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees and the metrics should be reported in the annual 
     budget request.
       Lyme Disease.--The agreement encourages CDC to consider 
     expanding activities related to developing sensitive and more 
     accurate diagnostic tools and tests for Lyme disease, 
     including the evaluation of emerging diagnostic methods and 
     improving utilization of adequate (validated) diagnostic 
     testing to account for the multiple clinical manifestations 
     of Lyme disease. CDC is further encouraged to expand its 
     epidemiological research activities on tick-borne diseases to 
     include an objective to determine the frequency and nature of 
     the possible long-term complications of Lyme disease and to 
     improve surveillance and reporting of Lyme

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     and other tick-borne diseases in order to produce more 
     accurate data on their incidence. Finally, the agreement 
     suggests that CDC evaluate the feasibility of developing a 
     national reporting system on Lyme disease, including 
     laboratory reporting and to expand prevention of Lyme and 
     tick-borne diseases through increased community-based public 
     education as well as physician and healthcare provider 
     programs based on the latest scientific research on the 
     diseases.


            chronic disease prevention and health promotion

       The agreement includes $1,157,650,000 for Chronic Disease 
     Prevention and Health Promotion, which includes $711,650,000 
     in discretionary appropriations, and $446,000,000 that is 
     made available from amounts in the PPH Fund.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tobacco.................................................    $205,000,000
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity...............      37,500,000
    High Obesity Rate Counties..........................       5,000,000
School Health...........................................      14,900,000
    Food Allergies......................................         486,000
Health Promotion........................................      18,430,000
    Community Health Promotion..........................       5,800,000
    Glaucoma............................................       3,200,000
    Visual Screening Education..........................         485,000
    Alzheimer's Disease.................................       3,300,000
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease..........................         680,000
    Interstitial Cystitis...............................         650,000
    Excessive Alcohol Use...............................       2,315,000
    Chronic Kidney Disease..............................       2,000,000
Prevention Research Centers.............................      25,000,000
Heart Disease and Stroke................................     127,850,000
Diabetes................................................     137,300,000
National Diabetes Prevention Program....................      10,000,000
Cancer Prevention and Control...........................     343,120,000
    Breast and Cervical Cancer..........................     204,000,000
        WISEWOMAN.......................................      20,500,000
    Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women.............       4,875,000
    Cancer Registries...................................      48,200,000
    Colorectal Cancer...................................      42,000,000
    Comprehensive Cancer................................      19,150,000
    Johanna's Law.......................................       4,850,000
    Ovarian Cancer......................................       4,750,000
    Prostate Cancer.....................................      12,750,000
    Skin Cancer.........................................       2,075,000
    Cancer Survivorship Resource Center.................         470,000
Oral Health.............................................      14,750,000
Safe Motherhood/Infant Health...........................      42,000,000
Arthritis...............................................      12,550,000
Epilepsy................................................       7,750,000
National Lupus Patient Registry.........................       5,500,000
REACH...................................................      50,000,000
Community Prevention Grants.............................      80,000,000
Million Hearts..........................................       4,000,000
Workplace Wellness......................................      10,000,000
National Early Child Care Collaboratives................       4,000,000
Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding.......................       8,000,000
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       Cancer Proportionality.--The agreement does not include 
     additional flexibility in the cancer screening programs of 
     CDC. The CDC director is directed to survey State health 
     departments to determine how many States would use 
     flexibility if it were provided. The results of that survey 
     shall be transmitted to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees.
       Community Prevention Grants.--The agreement includes bill 
     language for a new initiative to prevent chronic diseases and 
     reduce their impact by awarding three year grants to 
     community coalitions that include businesses, schools, and 
     non-profit organizations.
       Consolidated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health 
     Promotion.--The CDC is encouraged to continue its efforts to 
     coordinate grant requirements in ways that increase 
     efficiency at the State and local level. The agreement 
     continues to reject the consolidation of CDC chronic disease 
     programs and expects CDC to demonstrate that funds are spent 
     in the exact amounts allocated and for the purposes specified 
     in this statement. The CDC shall ensure any efforts to 
     consolidate include an audit trail, measureable outcomes, 
     monitoring and coordination to all support the funding 
     allocations provided herein.
       Diabetes/Heart Disease.--The agreement includes a 
     significant increase for grants to States in these programs. 
     The CDC is urged to put procedures in place to ensure that 
     some portion of the increase in funding is sub-granted to the 
     local level.
       Johanna's Law.--Within the funds provided for Johanna's 
     Law, up to $1,000,000 shall be used for a review of the state 
     of the science on ovarian cancer as described in Senate 
     Report 113-71.
       Obesity Outreach.--While some indicators show that slight 
     drops in obesity rates have occurred recently, concern 
     remains that too little is occurring in the areas with the 
     highest obesity rates, particularly in rural areas. For that 
     reason, $5,000,000 in competitive funding is provided to 
     conduct pilot programs that focus on the use of existing 
     extension and outreach services in the counties with the 
     highest prevalence of obesity. All counties with an obesity 
     prevalence of over 40 percent, as determined by CDC's latest 
     county level data in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance 
     System, shall be eligible to participate in this extension 
     and outreach program.
       REACH.--The CDC is directed to award all increased funds 
     under the terms and conditions by which the funds were 
     awarded prior to fiscal year 2012.


              BIRTH DEFECTS AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

       The agreement includes $122,435,000 for Birth Defects and 
     Developmental Disabilities.
       Within the total for Birth Defects and Developmental 
     Disabilities, the agreement includes the following amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Child Health and Development............................     $59,450,000
    Birth Defects.......................................      17,700,000
    Fetal Death.........................................         810,000
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome..............................       9,700,000
    Folic Acid..........................................       2,800,000
    Infant Health.......................................       7,750,000
    Autism..............................................      21,500,000
Health and Development for People with Disabilities.....      49,985,000
    Disability & Health.................................      18,100,000
    Limb Loss...........................................       2,700,000
    Tourette Syndrome...................................       1,610,000
    Early Hearing Detection and Intervention............      10,250,000
    Muscular Dystrophy..................................       5,600,000
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder............       1,700,000
    Fragile X...........................................       1,625,000
    Spina Bifida........................................       5,500,000
    Congenital Heart Failure............................       2,900,000
Public Health Approach to Blood Disorders...............       4,000,000
Hemophilia CDC Activities...............................       2,000,000
Hemophilia Treatment Centers............................       5,000,000
Thallasemia.............................................       2,000,000
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       Congenital Heart Defects.--The agreement includes funding 
     to collect and analyze data as described in Senate Report 
     113-71.
       Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).--The CDC is urged to 
     conduct a joint review with the National Institutes of Health 
     (NIH) to improve NIH's ability to leverage research in this 
     area.


                   PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

       The agreement includes a total of $432,870,000 for Public 
     Health Scientific Services, which includes $347,179,000 in 
     discretionary appropriations and $85,691,000 that is made 
     available under section 241 of the PHS Act.
       Within the total for Public Health Scientific Services, the 
     agreement includes the following amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Health Statistics.......................................    $140,000,000
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Informatics.............     247,000,000
Public Health Workforce.................................      45,870,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

       The agreement includes $160,555,000 for Environmental 
     Health programs, which includes $147,555,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations, and $13,000,000 that is made available from 
     amounts in the PPH Fund.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental Health Laboratory.........................     $48,200,000
    Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program.........       7,000,000
    Newborn Screening/Severe Combined Immuno-deficiency        1,000,000
     Diseases...........................................
Environmental Health Activities.........................      37,655,000
    Environmental Health Activities.....................      14,950,000
    Safe Water..........................................       7,000,000
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry..............       6,500,000
    Built Environment & Health Initiative...............       2,250,000
    Climate Change......................................       6,955,000
Environmental and Health Outcome Tracking Network.......      35,000,000
Asthma..................................................      24,700,000
Childhood Lead Poisoning................................      15,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Environmental Lab.--The agreement includes $4,200,000 to 
     develop standardized cardiovascular disease biomarkers as 
     described in Senate Report 113-71.


                     INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL

       The agreement includes $142,311,000 for Injury Prevention 
     and Control activities.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intentional Injury......................................     $87,400,000
    Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence...............      30,000,000
    Child Maltreatment..................................       6,650,000
    Youth Violence Prevention...........................      14,200,000
    Domestic Violence Community Projects................       5,200,000
    Rape Prevention.....................................      38,000,000
National Violent Death Reporting System.................      11,200,000
Unintentional Injury....................................       7,756,000
    Traumatic Brain Injury..............................       5,900,000
    Elderly Falls.......................................       1,856,000
Injury Prevention Activities............................      26,500,000
Injury Control Research Centers.........................       9,455,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

       The agreement includes a total of $292,300,000 for the 
     National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
     (NIOSH), which includes $180,300,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations and $112,000,000 made available under section 
     241 of the PHS Act.
       Within the total for NIOSH, the agreement includes the 
     following amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Occupational Research Agenda...................    $112,000,000
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing......................      24,000,000
Education and Research Centers..........................      27,000,000
Healthier Workforce Centers.............................       4,800,000
Mining Research.........................................      52,000,000
Other Occupational Safety and Health Research...........      96,500,000
    Personal Protective Technology......................      16,000,000
    Miners Choice.......................................         700,000
National Mesothelioma Registry and Tissue Bank..........       1,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $55,358,000 in mandatory funding for 
     CDC's responsibilities with respect to the Energy Employee 
     Occupational Illness Compensation Program. The agreement 
     deletes without prejudice a long standing provision 
     transferring funds to the Advisory Board on Radiation and 
     Worker Health as it is understood that CDC has the authority 
     to transfer funds to the Board under the authorizing statute.


                             GLOBAL HEALTH

       The agreement includes $383,000,000 for Global Health 
     activities. Within this total, the agreement includes the 
     following amounts:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global AIDS Program.....................................    $114,250,000
Global Immunization Program.............................     193,250,000
    Polio Eradication...................................     146,000,000
    Measles and Other Vaccine Preventable Diseases......      47,250,000
Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response.........      40,000,000
Parasitic Diseases/Malaria..............................      19,000,000
Global Public Health Capacity...........................      16,500,000
National Public Health Institutes.......................       7,500,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Global Health Strategy.--The CDC's Global Health program is 
     expected to take the lead for a CDC, Food and Drug 
     Administration, and NIH joint plan. The agencies are expected 
     to jointly develop, coordinate, plan, and prioritize global 
     health research activities with specific measurable metrics 
     and to track the progress toward agreed upon global health 
     goals that are based on sound scientific methods.
       National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs).--The agreement 
     includes $7,500,000 to assist other nations in setting up and 
     strengthening NPHIs. The agreement intends this initiative to 
     be an organizational effort, and in no way limit capacity 
     building work in other programs of CDC.
       Polio Eradication.--The agreement includes an additional 
     investment in the global eradication of polio. Since the 
     worldwide investment ramped up in 1991, over $1,700,000,000 
     has been appropriated to the Department for this effort.


                PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

       The agreement includes $1,323,450,000 for public health 
     preparedness and response activities.
       Within the total for Public Health Preparedness and 
     Response, the agreement includes the following amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative            $640,000,000
 Agreements.............................................
Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness.........       8,000,000
All Other State and Local Capacity......................       7,750,000
CDC Preparedness and Response...........................     132,700,000
BioSense................................................      19,700,000
Strategic National Stockpile............................     535,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Public Health Emergency Preparedness Index.--The CDC should 
     continue to coordinate with other federal agencies on the 
     index and provide an update in the fiscal year 2015 budget 
     request on the index, timeline to implement, and how the tool 
     will be used for future budget requests to identify needs for 
     public health emergency preparedness and the strategic 
     national stockpile.
       Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).--The agreement directs 
     CDC to initiate a comprehensive Institute of Medicine (IOM) 
     evaluation of the SNS distribution system that compares the 
     current design to methods used by other federally supported 
     stockpiles (at a minimum comparing methods used by Department 
     of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense), and to make 
     recommendations to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and 
     methods used by HHS to ensure the SNS distribution chain of 
     custody, warm distribution, and other related issues are the 
     most effective and efficient to support measurable SNS goals 
     and objectives. The IOM review should also explore how CDC 
     can undertake public-private collaborations in the purchase, 
     warehousing, management and distribution of countermeasures 
     to increase efficiencies and faster dispensing of medications 
     during times of need. The CDC is encouraged to establish 
     periodic program evaluations conducted by outside 
     organizations like IOM to provide on-going expert third party 
     recommendations for this critical program. The agreement 
     urges CDC to verify that procedures are in place to ensure 
     that adequate supplies of medications for children are part 
     of its ongoing stewardship of the SNS.


                          CDC-WIDE ACTIVITIES

       The agreement includes $677,570,000 for CDC-wide 
     activities, which includes $517,570,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations and $160,000,000 made available through the 
     PPH Fund.
       Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2014
                     Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant.........    $160,000,000
Business Services Support/Working Capital Fund..........     380,000,000
Buildings and Facilities................................      24,000,000
Public Health Leadership and Support....................     113,570,000
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       Budget Information.--The agreement recognizes CDC's value 
     to public health and preparedness and strongly supports 
     budget processes that link programs and activities to 
     measurable public health and preparedness goals. The 
     agreement directs CDC to explain in the congressional budget 
     request how sound scientific data are linked to measurable 
     public health and preparedness goals and objectives for each 
     program, and how those goals directly relate to the budget 
     request. In addition, the agreement directs CDC to provide 
     the following information in the fiscal year 2015 and future 
     budget requests:
       Program evaluations.--An identification of the timeframes 
     and criteria used to evaluate each program;
       User fee, reimbursement, and other sources of funding.--An 
     itemization of the actual and estimated collections for each 
     activity and the actual annual costs related to each 
     associated user fee, reimbursement, and other funding sources 
     used to support CDC activities;
       Accounting.--A more detailed accounting of how funds are 
     spent in each program. The budget justification should not 
     only be an accounting of how funds will be spent in the 
     coming fiscal year, but also how funds have been spent in the 
     previous fiscal years, potentially under different budget 
     structures or organizations;
       Types of activities supported.--The breakdown of intramural 
     and extramural funding for each program; and
       Working Capital Fund (WCF).--The object class breakout of 
     annual WCF resource inputs, assets, expenditures, carryover, 
     WCF-supported full-time equivalents, WCF-supported contract 
     full-time equivalents, and WCF-supported overhead for the 
     prior year actual, current year, and budget year at each 
     Center, Institute, or Office, in addition to the CDC 
     aggregate levels. The budget justification should include the 
     projected and actual reserve with a breakout justification to 
     explain the projected use and identification of any reserve 
     and residual funds for the prior year actual, current year, 
     and budget year estimates. Further, the CDC is directed to 
     provide a joint briefing to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees no later than July 15, 2014 on the 
     WCF governance structure and rules in place to ensure 
     appropriate activity and accounting.
       Repairs and Improvements.--The categorization of the needed 
     repairs for CDC facilities in areas such as security, life/
     safety repairs, condition index, and other repairs.
       CDC Director's Discretionary Fund.--The CDC Director shall 
     provide timely quarterly reports on all obligations made with 
     the Director's Discretionary Fund to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees.
       Community Preventive Task Force.--Within 90 days of 
     enactment, CDC shall provide the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees a comprehensive report on the 
     funding and program activities of the Community Preventive 
     Task Force, including 1) annual budgets and funding sources 
     for the previous five fiscal years; 2) details on the 
     procedures and personnel involved in budget allocation, grant 
     selection, and evaluation methods; 3) a list of all grant 
     recipients from the previous five fiscal years; and 4) funded 
     activities related to dissemination of the Community Guide.
       Data Reporting.--The agreement notes that significant 
     opportunities exist to create administrative and economic 
     efficiencies in the reporting of public health data. For that 
     reason, the Director of CDC is directed to work with State 
     and local health officials to submit a report to the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees no later than 180 days 
     after enactment of this act on the opportunities for 
     consolidating the various data collection systems in CDC. The 
     report should include the opportunities and costs, advantages 
     and barriers, and projected timeline to such a consolidated 
     data reporting system, along with recommendations for 
     adoption. The report should include full consideration of a 
     single Web-based data collection information technology 
     platform.
       Scientific Research Coordination with NIH.--The CDC 
     programs are directed to actively coordinate with the 
     Institutes and Centers of the NIH to identify scientific gaps 
     to accelerate understanding of diseases and their prevention 
     knowledge across NIH and CDC research portfolios.
       Underground and Surface Coal Mining Facilities.--It is 
     vital to ensure good stewardship of public resources, 
     especially buildings and facilities that provide vital 
     research for the nation. It is understood that the 
     underground and surface coal mining research facilities are 
     aging. The Director of CDC shall develop a report evaluating 
     options for the future of their coal mining research 
     facilities within 180 days of enactment. The report should 
     consider consolidation, making better use of National 
     Institute of Occupational Safety and Health-owned properties 
     that are under-utilized, and other similar measures to reduce 
     operational costs and improve productivity. Further, the 
     report shall provide an update on the steps CDC has taken and 
     a timeline to ensure the research capability lost from the 
     now closed Lake Lynn facility will be relocated to ensure the 
     full level of mine safety research is quickly restored.

                     National Institutes of Health

       The National Institutes of Health (NIH) receives a total of 
     $29,926,104,000 in this agreement. Within this total, 
     increases are generally distributed proportionately among NIH 
     Institutes and Centers (ICs). Additional amounts have been 
     added to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), in 
     recognition of the Alzheimer's disease research initiative 
     throughout NIH, and several institutes have received funding 
     in anticipation of research in connection with the Brain 
     Research through Application of Innovative Neurotechnologies 
     (BRAIN) initiative.
       Further, within the National Institute of General Medical 
     Sciences (NIGMS) $273,325,000 is allocated for the 
     Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program. Amounts have 
     also been added to the National Center for Advancing 
     Translational Sciences (NCATS) to reflect movement of 
     programs from the Common Fund to that center and to 
     consolidate all support for the Clinical and Translational 
     Science Awards (CTSA) program in NCATS rather than continuing 
     to have part of the core funding provided through other ICs.

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       In accordance with longstanding tradition, funding is not 
     directed to any specific disease research area. The NIH is 
     expected to base its funding decisions only on scientific 
     opportunities and the peer review process.
       The NIH is further expected to adopt a reasonable NIH-wide 
     policy for non-competing and competing inflation rates that 
     is consistent with the overall funding increase. Further, NIH 
     is expected to support as many scientifically meritorious new 
     and competing research project grants as possible, at a 
     reasonable award level.
       All NIH ICs are expected to continue to support the 
     Pathways to Independence program, which provides new 
     investigators with mentored grants that later convert into 
     independent research project grants. In addition, the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees continue to support New 
     Innovator Awards, Director's Pioneer Awards, and the 
     Transformative R01 Program through the Common Fund. The NIH 
     is directed to provide inflationary increases to research 
     training stipends that are not below the federal pay policy. 
     The Office of the Director (OD) shall ensure the programs and 
     offices within OD receive increases proportional to the 
     overall increase, unless otherwise specified. The NIH 
     Director shall provide timely quarterly reports on all 
     obligations made with the NIH Director's Discretionary Fund 
     to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and any 
     other appropriate committees.
       It is recognized that NIH's Intramural program is subject 
     to fixed cost increases, such as a federal pay raise. 
     However, NIH is expected to ensure that the proportion of 
     resources shifted out of the extramural program to 
     intramural, outside of the recognized fixed costs, are based 
     on specific scientific criteria and include advanced 
     consultation with the extramural community. Further, NIH is 
     directed to continue to provide notifications of adjustment 
     to the NIH mechanism tables.
       Accelerating Commercialization of Therapies to Patients.--
     The NIH shall provide an update in the fiscal year 2015 
     budget request on the models and next steps that resulted 
     from the trans-NIH workshop with key research organizations, 
     venture capitalists, pharmaceutical firms, Patent and 
     Trademark Office, and Food and Drug Administration, which was 
     held to examine ways to work together and foster private 
     sector drug development. The update should identify how 
     market risk and commercial viability criteria are factored 
     into the NIH decisions to create or select projects within 
     its drug repurposing and de-risking activity.
       Administrative Burden Reduction Workgroup.--The Director of 
     NIH should establish a workgroup that includes coordination 
     and participation of universities, not-for-profits, and 
     institutes receiving support from the NIH to develop a method 
     to track and measure the administrative burden on entities 
     participating in NIH supported activities with the goal of 
     developing a plan to reduce such administrative burden as 
     practicable.
       Alzheimer's Disease.--The fiscal year 2014 budget request 
     calls for a $80,000,000 increase over the fiscal year 2012 
     funding level for Alzheimer's disease research at NIA. In 
     keeping with longstanding practice, the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees do not recommend a specific amount 
     of NIH funding for this purpose or for any other individual 
     disease. Doing so would establish a dangerous precedent that 
     could politicize the NIH peer review system. Nevertheless, in 
     recognition that Alzheimer's disease poses a serious threat 
     to the Nation's long-term health and economic stability, the 
     agreement expects that a significant portion of the 
     recommended increase for NIA should be directed to research 
     on Alzheimer's. The exact amount should be determined by the 
     scientific opportunity of additional research on this disease 
     and the quality of grant applications that are submitted for 
     Alzheimer's relative to those submitted for other diseases. 
     The NIA is encouraged to continue addressing the research 
     goals set forth in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's 
     Disease, as well as the recommendations from the Alzheimer's 
     Disease Research Summit in 2012. In addition, NIH is urged to 
     take advantage of existing well-characterized, longitudinal, 
     population-based cohort studies to provide new insights into 
     risk factors and protective factors related to cognitive 
     decline and dementia. The NIH is encouraged to support 
     additional research in minority populations that are at 
     particularly high risk for cognitive decline and dementia.
       Basic Biomedical Research.--The NIH is expected to maintain 
     funding support for basic biomedical research. Basic 
     biomedical research is an important investment in the future 
     health, wealth, and international competitiveness of our 
     Nation and plays a critical role in the Nation's economy. The 
     purpose of basic research is to discover the nature and 
     mechanics of disease and identify potential therapeutic 
     avenues likely to lead to the prevention and treatment of 
     human disease. Without this early scientific investigation, 
     future development of treatments and cures would be 
     impossible. Basic biomedical research must remain a key 
     component of both the intramural and extramural research 
     portfolio at NIH.
       Big Data.--The NIH Director shall provide a report on Core 
     Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Big Data within 180 
     days of enactment to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees and appropriate authorizing committees. The report 
     shall describe the policies, procedures, and processes in 
     place to safeguard all the biomedical data, tools, analysis, 
     and other similar forms of data that are or will be 
     accessible by or through the Big Data initiative. Further, it 
     should detail how NIH plans to ensure that all of the data 
     accessible by or through the initiative are not used for any 
     other purpose than biomedical research. Specifically, it 
     should describe how the policies will ensure the data remains 
     anonymized. Further, it should explain how NIH policies 
     address the ethical, legal, and societal issues surrounding 
     the use of such data. The Director is to provide assurances 
     that safeguards are in-place to ensure that the Big Data 
     Initiative or any similar initiative supported by the NIH 
     does not allow use of biomedical information by law 
     enforcement or any organization not using the data in a 
     manner that benefits biomedical research.
       BRAIN Initiative.--The bill provides support to the BRAIN 
     Initiative, a multi-agency effort that also involves the 
     National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research 
     Projects Agency and several private sector partners. This 
     work may take decades before it results in cures or 
     treatments, but it holds promise to unlock the secrets behind 
     diseases such as Alzheimer's and epilepsy. The National 
     Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the 
     National Institute of Mental Health are expected to 
     collaborate with the other ICs that are anticipated to 
     participate in the project. Further, NIH shall provide a 
     detailed report within 120 days of enactment that identifies 
     the overall program manager, detailed timeline, annual goals 
     and annual objectives, detailed five year budget estimates 
     (including anticipated sources of funds), milestones, 
     decision points to continue projects, and the business 
     analysis used to determine annually if this is the best use 
     of research funds given other scientific opportunities.
       Buildings and Facilities.--The agreement provides up to 
     $7,000,000 for the planned demolition of vacant buildings 7 
     and 9 on the NIH campus. The NIH and HHS are expected to 
     provide the House and Senate Appropriations Committees a plan 
     within 90 days of enactment of this act to address the NIH 
     facility maintenance and repair backlog over the next five 
     years. The plan should include the uses of the NEF and 
     other resources that may reduce the requirement for other 
     discretionary funds.
       Clinical Center and Intramural Research (IR).--The NIH 
     Clinical Center and Intramural Research (IR) program are 
     national resources to support bio-medical research. The NIH 
     shall include a non-add sub-line below the IR line on all NIH 
     and IC mechanism tables to display funding provided to 
     operate the NIH Clinical Center (referred to as the 
     ``Clinical Center'') to improve transparency.
       Clinical Trials Patient Enrollment.--The NIH is encouraged 
     to take steps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 
     NIH clinical trials related to patient enrollment and 
     retention. Specifically, NIH is directed to conduct a trans-
     NIH workshop with public foundations currently working in 
     this area, the NIH Foundation, and other appropriate 
     organizations to discuss challenges related to clinical 
     trials enrollment and retention. Topics to be discussed 
     include: outside coordination with NIH supported clinical 
     trials and public foundations, funding models to locate and 
     support clinical trial patients, and potential public-private 
     partnerships. Further, the workshop should examine methods to 
     increase participation, including underrepresented and 
     uninsured populations, in clinical trials. Finally, the 
     workshop participants should explore potential measures to 
     track and monitor participation in NIH supported clinical 
     trials. A summary report of the workshop and next steps 
     should be provided to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees by September 1, 2014.
       Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA).--The 
     agreement provides a specific funding level for the core CTSA 
     program within the NCATS statutory language. This change 
     removes the funding flexibility provided during the 
     establishment years of NCATS. The ICs are expected to 
     continue to use and provide support to the CTSA 
     infrastructure for clinical trials and other scientifically 
     appropriate activity. In addition, NCATS should continue to 
     collaborate with all ICs on the overall CTSA program. The 
     2013 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report recommends the 
     development of a comprehensive strategic plan with measurable 
     objectives. The NCATS is expected to move forward with 
     implementing the IOM recommendations in consultation with the 
     CTSA community. Any significant changes to the program should 
     be done with transparent and ongoing consultation with the 
     CTSA community and NIH ICs. NCATS shall provide an update in 
     the fiscal year 2015 budget request of all planned and 
     expected changes since the release of the IOM report through 
     fiscal year 2015 to include a specific plan on how NCATS will 
     communicate and coordinate with the CTSA community.
       Common Fund.--Specific funding is continued within the NIH 
     Office of the Director account to support the critical 
     incubator research activity. The Drug Repurposing, BrIDGs, 
     and Molecular Libraries programs are transferred fully out of 
     the Common Fund and into NCATS.

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       Consolidated Communications Activities.--The NIH has an 
     important role in communications activities. The NIH Director 
     is expected to develop an NIH wide process to reduce 
     duplication of effort, consolidate, improve efficiencies, 
     improve coordination of messages and generally reduce costs 
     in this area.
       Cures Acceleration Network (CAN).--The NIH shall provide 
     additional details in the fiscal year 2015 and future budget 
     requests. In particular, the request should breakout all CAN 
     supported activity with funding details, performance 
     measures, details on activities and partnerships, and 
     criteria used to select projects. The request should describe 
     the relationship of CAN activities with other NIH programs 
     and projected termination dates.
       Dental Materials Research.--The United Nations (UN) 
     Environmental Programme, International Negotiating Committee 
     completed deliberations in January 2013 on a global legally 
     binding treaty on mercury. The UN agreement contains 
     provisions for the reduction in the use of dental amalgam, as 
     a mercury-added product, and calls for increased dental 
     research into alternative materials. Given the global 
     commitment to reduce all uses of mercury, the NIH Director is 
     expected to make the development of alternative dental 
     restorative materials a high priority.
       Extramural and Intramural Research.--The NIH has announced 
     plans to impose an additional level of scrutiny on extramural 
     principal investigators with grants of $1,500,000 or more. 
     The NIH is directed to ensure that this policy, and any other 
     new measures which are intended to improve oversight and 
     accountability for extramural researchers, should apply 
     equally to intramural researchers as well. The NIH shall 
     include an update on this topic in the fiscal year 2015 
     budget justifications. In addition, peer reviewers for 
     extramural research would benefit from knowing the scope of 
     intramural activities that are related to the subjects under 
     consideration to reduce the possibility of duplication. 
     Therefore, NIH is directed to make such information available 
     to extramural peer review study sections. The NIH shall 
     include an update in the fiscal year 2015 budget request on 
     this action.
       HIV/AIDS Funding and Office of AIDS Research.--The NIH 
     continues to be the world's leader in research in responding 
     to the critical needs of the AIDS pandemic, both in the U.S. 
     and around the world, and is to be commended for supporting 
     the NIH AIDS and non-AIDS funding allocation at the current 
     relative rate and is urged to continue that policy. In 
     addition, with its trans-NIH budget authority and status as a 
     unique ``institute without walls'', the Office of AIDS 
     Research is to be commended for its leadership in setting 
     trans-NIH AIDS research priorities, including important new 
     basic science initiatives in the area of genomics, and its 
     ongoing support for innovative research and community 
     outreach to address the complex issues of AIDS in racial and 
     ethnic minority populations in the U.S.
       Improved Coordination and Dissemination of Research.--The 
     NIH Director and IC Directors are directed to work with the 
     other HHS operating divisions to establish a more systematic 
     means of disseminating research results.
       Institute & Center Office of Director Costs.--The NIH is 
     expected to provide, in the fiscal year 2015 and future 
     budget requests, a table that lists the total funding 
     provided to the Director's Office of each IC and the NIH 
     Director that breaks out the cost of travel, personnel, and 
     performance bonuses by IC. The initial table should include 
     the last three years of actual obligations, projections for 
     the current year, and the fiscal year 2015 estimate.
       Institutional Development Award (IDeA).--The agreement 
     continues specific support for the IDeA program in bill 
     language. The NIH is expected to maintain the current level 
     for the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), 
     IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, and the IDeA 
     Clinical Trial and Translation Program programs. The NIH is 
     expected to split the increase for IDeA between a new COBRE 
     competition, additional awards for the IDeA Clinical Trial 
     and Translation Program, and support for the INBRE program. 
     In 2012, NIH was urged to give the IDeA Director the 
     flexibility to include all States that qualify for the 
     Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research 
     (EPSCoR) program in the IDeA program. Given the lack of a 
     full response, NIH is directed to review whether changes to 
     the eligibility criteria of the EPSCoR program are warranted 
     and to report its recommendations to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and the relevant authorizing 
     committees no later than 120 days after enactment. In 
     addition, NIH and IC Directors should work with the IDeA 
     Director to implement a plan to improve coordination and co-
     funding in this program. The NIH Director is encouraged to 
     increase opportunities for IDeA designated states 
     participation in the CTSA program.
       Kennedy's Disease.--Continued research in this area is 
     encouraged to better understand the causes of this disease, 
     along with animal testing for possible avenues for treatment. 
     The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 
     shall provide an update on the state of the science in the 
     fiscal year 2015 budget justification.
       NIH Third Party Collection Pilot.--The NIH is expected to 
     implement the third party collection pilot in a manner that 
     allows intramural clinical trial participants the opportunity 
     to opt into this pilot.
       Opioid Drug Abuse.--Opioid narcotics are frequently abused 
     through injection, inhalation, crushing, or oral overdose to 
     create a highly addictive euphoria. According to some 
     reports, more than 35 million Americans have abused 
     prescription opioids at some point in their lifetimes. In 
     addition, the June 2011 Institute of Medicine report on 
     relieving pain indicates that such abuse and misuse resulted 
     in an annual estimated cost to the nation of $72.5 billion. 
     The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) is expected to 
     support meritorious scientific activities that provide 
     companies with the basic science to develop and implement 
     innovative strategies to reduce opioid drug abuse. Such 
     strategies may include new chemical molecule structures, 
     coatings, agents, or other appropriate scientifically sound 
     processes with a goal of providing barriers to abuse while 
     still providing the pain relief necessary for appropriate 
     patient care. The NIDA is strongly urged to continue its 
     support of research on pain, including the development of 
     pain medications with reduced abuse liability. In addition, 
     NIDA should continue to fund research to better prevent and 
     treat prescription drug abuse. The NIDA shall provide an 
     update in the fiscal year 2015 budget request on activities 
     related to addressing the opioid drug abuse problem.
       Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria.--Oxalate metabolism remains 
     incompletely understood and elucidated in humans. The 
     National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 
     Diseases is encouraged to promote the study of additional 
     aspects of oxalate metabolism in humans, especially the newly 
     discovered type PH3, and to fund research into novel pathways 
     with special attention to specific abnormalities in enzymes 
     of the hydroxyproline pathway.
       Pediatric Brain Tumors.--The National Cancer Institute 
     (NCI) is encouraged to continue its focus on obtaining high-
     quality biospecimens for all cancer types and the sharing of 
     tissues for research purposes, while exploring how genetic 
     model and xenograft models can be used for biology studies 
     and drug testing studies. In addition, NCI shall provide an 
     update on the advantages and disadvantages of a time-limited 
     special emphasis panel in the fiscal year 2015 budget 
     request.
       Pediatric Cancer Informatics Program.--Efforts to establish 
     a more personalized medicine platform to improve treatment 
     for pediatric cancer research patients in community hospitals 
     may require the development of pediatric cancer 
     informatics systems. The NIH shall provide an update in 
     the fiscal year 2015 budget request on any such effort and 
     how the effort could utilize cost-effective cloud or other 
     types of technologies.
       Priority Setting Review.--The House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees have long supported the peer-review 
     process. The NIH Director is directed to conduct an NIH-wide 
     priority setting review as authorized under sections 
     402(b)(3) and 402(b)(4) of the PHS Act. The NIH is directed 
     to examine how the post peer review priority setting process, 
     resource allocation process, and the portfolio evaluation 
     data and information ensure that the priority setting process 
     provides decision makers with answers to key questions, such 
     as:
       (a) how the proposed activity significantly advance the 
     body of biomedical science;
       (b) how the proposed activity could contribute to expanding 
     knowledge to improve human health;
       (c) the relationship and impact of the proposed activity to 
     the program goals and objectives; and
       (d) how the proposed activity could impact the overall 
     research portfolio of the NIH and the national research 
     institute or national center involved.
       The Director of the NIH shall provide a report on the 
     review within 180 days of enactment to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and appropriate authorizing 
     committees. The report should include an executive summary of 
     the review, findings, recommendations, and planned actions 
     with a timeline, including actions related to developing and 
     implementing improved NIH-wide portfolio analysis procedures, 
     policies, and tools.
       Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI).--
     Minority institutions play a critical role, especially, at 
     the graduate level in addressing the health research and 
     training needs of the nation. The NIH is expected to continue 
     to support this program at no less than the fiscal year 2013 
     level.
       Scientifically Based Strategic Planning.--The National 
     Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006 included a provision 
     that requires the NIH Director to ensure implementation of 
     scientifically based strategic planning (Sec. 402(b)(5) of 
     the PHS Act). The agreement directs the NIH Director to 
     provide a report on the actions taken or planned to ensure 
     that the requirement for scientifically based NIH-wide 
     strategic planning is fully implemented. The report should 
     describe: the years to be covered by the NIH-wide plan or 
     proposed planning process; how the long-term goals and annual 
     objectives are measured, tracked, and reported through NIH-
     wide leadership; how the plan is implemented through resource 
     allocation as described in section 402(b)(6) PHS Act; how the 
     prioritization process addresses rare and neglected diseases 
     while also maintaining a focus balance between translational 
     and basic bio-medical science; and how the plan is harmonized 
     across the NIH ICs to ensure a balanced portfolio that is 
     free of unnecessary duplication and takes advantage of cross-
     cutting bio-medical research. The Director

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     of NIH shall provide a report on the review within 180 days 
     of enactment to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees and appropriate authorizing committees.
       STEM Programs.--The President's fiscal year 2014 budget 
     recommends eliminating the Science Education and Partnership 
     Awards (SEPA) program within the Office of the Director (OD) 
     and consolidating it within the Education Department as part 
     of a government wide reorganization of Science, Technology, 
     Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education activities. The 
     STEM proposed consolidation would also affect the Office of 
     Science Education within OD and several other smaller STEM 
     programs throughout NIH. The NIH is directed to continue 
     funding these programs in fiscal year 2014 and sufficient 
     funding is provided within OD to include the Office of 
     Science Education. The NIH shall continue these programs 
     based on the same policies that existed at the start of 
     fiscal year 2013. The agreement does not support NIH's 
     proposed new educational programs.
       Usher Syndrome.--The agreement supports research activities 
     to prevent and correct the health related issues of Usher 
     Syndrome. An update is requested in the fiscal year 2015 
     congressional budget request on the planned and on-going 
     activities related to this syndrome. The update should 
     address the funding level and manner in which the various ICs 
     coordinate on common goals and objectives.
       Valley Fever.--The upcoming joint NIH and CDC efforts to 
     combat this disease are supported, which includes a field 
     state of the science meeting and workshop. Specifically, the 
     NIH and CDC are encouraged to work together to identify and 
     intensify research into scientific gaps and to maximize 
     public-private partnerships toward the development of a 
     coccidioidomycosis vaccine and more effective treatments, 
     which may include conducting a randomized controlled trial. 
     The NIH shall provide an update in the fiscal year 2015 
     budget request that outlines the joint NIH and CDC 
     recommendations, on-going efforts, and coordinated plans to 
     further progress toward an effective Valley Fever treatment 
     and vaccine.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

       The agreement includes bill language instructing the 
     Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
     Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Secretary to exempt 
     the Mental Health Block Grant and the Substance Abuse 
     Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from being used as a 
     source for the PHS evaluation set-aside in fiscal year 2014, 
     as was done prior to fiscal year 2012. Furthermore, the 
     Administrator shall not make changes to any program, project, 
     or activity as outlined by the budget tables included in this 
     statement without prior notification to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees.


                             MENTAL HEALTH

       Within the total provided for Mental Health Programs of 
     Regional and National Significance, the agreement includes 
     the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Seclusion & Restraint......................................   $1,150,000
Youth Violence Prevention..................................   23,156,000
Project Aware State Grants.................................   40,000,000
Mental Health First Aid....................................   15,000,000
Healthy Transitions........................................   20,000,000
National Traumatic Stress Network..........................   46,000,000
Children and Family Programs...............................    6,474,000
Consumer and Family Network Grants.........................    4,966,000
MH System Transformation & Health Reform...................   10,582,000
Project LAUNCH.............................................   34,640,000
Primary & Behavioral Health Care Integration...............   50,000,000
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention...................            0
    Prevention Fund........................................    2,000,000
Suicide Lifeline...........................................   $5,512,000
    Prevention Fund........................................    1,700,000
GLS--Youth Suicide Prevention--States......................   29,700,000
    Prevention Fund........................................    5,800,000
GLS--Youth Suicide Prevention--Campus......................    5,000,000
    Prevention Fund........................................    1,500,000
AI/AN Suicide Prevention Initiative........................    2,938,000
Homelessness Prevention Programs...........................   30,772,000
Minority AIDS..............................................    9,247,000
Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs.....................    4,280,000
Tribal Behavioral Health Grants............................    5,000,000
Science and Service:
    GLS--Suicide Prevention Resource Center................    5,000,000
        Prevention Fund....................................    1,000,000
  Practice Improvement & Training..........................    7,847,000
  Consumer & Consumer Support T.A. Centers.................    1,923,000
  Primary/Behavioral Health Integration T.A................    1,996,000
  Minority Fellowship Program..............................    8,079,000
  Disaster Response........................................    1,958,000
  Homelessness.............................................    2,302,000
  HIV/AIDS Education.......................................      773,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides for a new five percent set-aside for 
     the Mental Health Block Grant. The set-aside is for evidence-
     based programs that address the needs of individuals with 
     early serious mental illness, including psychotic disorders, 
     as proposed in Senate Report 113-71. It is expected that in 
     implementing this set-aside, SAMHSA will collaborate with 
     NIMH to develop guidance to States so that funds are used for 
     programs showing strong evidence of effectiveness. It is 
     expected that SAMHSA and NIMH brief the House and 
     Senate Appropriations Committees on implementation status 
     of this set-aside no later than 90 days after enactment of 
     this act.
       The Administrator is directed to ensure that all new grants 
     awarded for the Primary and Behavioral Health Integration 
     program are funded under the authorities in section 520K of 
     the PHS Act.
       The agreement provides funding for suicide prevention 
     grants in American Indian/Alaska Native populations as 
     proposed in Senate Report 113-71.
       The Administrator is directed to focus on a broad public 
     safety approach when implementing the Mental Health First Aid 
     program that offers training for both school officials and 
     the range of actors in the public sphere that interact with 
     youth.
       The Administrators of SAMHSA and HRSA are directed to brief 
     the House and Senate Appropriations Committees throughout 
     fiscal year 2014 on the implementation timeline for all the 
     Now is the Time initiatives and progress made once such 
     programs are established. Because the success of these 
     programs is dependent upon interagency cooperation, the 
     Department is strongly encouraged to include representatives 
     from the Departments of Education and Justice in such 
     briefings.The implementation briefing should occur within 30 
     days of enactment.


                       SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

       Within the total provided for Substance Abuse Treatment 
     Programs of Regional and National Significance, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Opioid Treatment Programs/Regulatory Activities               $8,746,000
Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and                  45,000,000
 Treatment.....................................
    PHS Evaluation Funds.......................                2,000,000
TCE--General...................................               13,256,000
Pregnant & Postpartum Women....................               15,970,000
Strengthening Treatment Access and Retention...                1,668,000
Recovery Community Services Program............                2,440,000
Access to Recovery.............................                        0
    Prevention Fund............................               50,000,000
Children and Families..........................               29,678,000
Treatment Systems for Homeless.................               41,488,000
Minority AIDS..................................               65,732,000
Criminal Justice Activities....................               75,000,000
Science and Service:
    Addiction Technology Transfer Centers......                9,046,000
    Minority Fellowship Program................                2,545,000
    Special Initiatives/Outreach...............                1,436,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Administrator is directed to ensure that funds provided 
     for the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to 
     Treatment program are used for existing evidence-based models 
     of providing early intervention and treatment services to 
     those at risk of developing substance abuse disorders.


                       SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

       Within the total provided for Substance Abuse Prevention 
     Programs of Regional and National Significance, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Budget Activity                         agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capacity:
    Strategic Prevention Framework/Partnerships for         $109,754,000
     Success............................................
    Mandatory Drug Testing..............................       4,906,000
    Minority AIDS.......................................      41,307,000
    Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP          7,000,000
     Act)...............................................
    National Adult-Oriented Media Public Service               1,000,000
     Campaign...........................................
    Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants........       5,000,000
    Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee on the            1,000,000
     Prevention of Underage Drinking....................
Science and Service:
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.....................       1,000,000
    Center for the Application of Prevention                   7,511,000
     Technologies.......................................
    Science and Service Program Coordination............       4,082,000
    Minority Fellowship Program.........................          71,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement does not intend for SPFSIG/Partnerships for 
     Success grantees to use funding to address trauma, as this 
     would serve to redirect the program's purpose.
       The Administrator is commended for providing funding for 
     the STOP Act within the budget request this year; however, 
     the Administrator is strongly encouraged to eliminate the 
     requirement for Community Enhancement Grant program 
     applicants to provide evidence of State collaboration in the 
     grant application. This program was intended by law to be a 
     community program.
       As described in Senate Report 113-71, the update requested 
     in the fiscal year 2015 budget request regarding the use of 
     psychotropic medications should include a description of 
     collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
     Services and ACF as part of SAMHSA's efforts to promote the 
     most appropriate treatment approaches for children, 
     especially those in foster care settings.


                HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND PROGRAM SUPPORT

       Within the total provided for health surveillance and 
     program support, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Health Surveillance............................              $17,000,000
    PHS Evaluation Funds.......................               30,428,000
Program Management.............................               72,729,000
Behavioral Health Workforce....................               35,000,000
Public Awareness and Support...................               13,571,000
Performance and Quality Info. Systems..........               12,996,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides a funding increase for Minority 
     Fellowship programs in the Centers for Mental Health Services 
     and Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) rather than in this 
     account as proposed by the administration. The increase 
     provided in CSAT is intended for the purpose of increasing 
     the number of addiction counselors with Master's level 
     training.
       Eligible entities for the Mental and Behavioral Health 
     Education and Training Grant program shall include accredited 
     programs that train Master's level social workers, 
     psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychology 
     doctoral interns, as well as behavioral health 
     paraprofessionals. The Administrator is directed to ensure 
     that the funding opportunities are distributed relatively 
     equally amongst the aforementioned health professionals.

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


                    HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

       The agreement provides $371,008,000 for the Agency for 
     Healthcare Research and Quality

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     (AHRQ), which includes $364,008,000 in funds made available 
     through section 241 of the PHS Act and $7,000,000 made 
     available through the PPH Fund.
       Within the total for Health Costs, Quality and Outcomes, 
     the agreement includes the following amounts:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2014  Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Patient-Centered Health Research...............                       $0
Prevention/Care Management.....................               15,904,000
    Prevention Fund............................                7,000,000
Value..........................................                3,252,000
Health Information Technology (IT).............               29,572,000
Patient Safety Research........................               71,584,000
Crosscutting Activities Related to Quality,                  111,072,000
 Effectiveness and Efficiency Research.........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Within the total for the Patient Safety portfolio, the 
     agreement provides $5,000,000 for research grants authorized 
     by section 933 of the PHS Act as proposed in Senate Report 
     113-71.
       Within the total for the Crosscutting Activities Related to 
     Quality, Effectiveness and Efficiency Research portfolio, the 
     agreement provides $45,882,000 for investigator-initiated 
     research.
       Within the total for the Health IT portfolio, the agreement 
     provides $4,000,000 for research on the impact of health IT 
     on patient safety, as proposed in Senate Report 113-71.
       The agreement recognizes that the new AHRQ Director may be 
     interested in refocusing the agency's research away from its 
     traditional core areas such as improving patient safety and 
     preventing healthcare associated infections. However, it is 
     expected that before any such changes take place, they will 
     be proposed in a transparent fashion in the fiscal year 2015 
     budget request so they can be considered during next year's 
     appropriations process.

               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


                           PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

       The agreement includes $3,669,744,000 for the Program 
     Management account.
       Budget Request.--The agreement expects the Centers for 
     Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide the detailed 
     plans for all of the agency's mandatory and discretionary 
     resources. The CMS tables should include the prior year 
     actual, current year request level, current year actual 
     (based on the operating plan) and budget request year level. 
     Further, please include a description in the fiscal year 2015 
     budget request on CMS's fiscal management processes in place.
       CMS Policy Guidance.--The CMS uses Medicare Administrative 
     Contractors (MACs) as its agent in lieu of Federal employees 
     to process reimbursement activity. It is understood that the 
     MACs may develop and implement independent policies, which 
     can be perceived as being inconsistent with CMS guidance. The 
     CMS is requested to provide a detailed description in the 
     fiscal year 2015 budget request of the mechanisms CMS has in 
     place or plans to put in place to ensure its contracting 
     agents consistently adhere to CMS policies.
       CMS Testing Industry Solutions Initiative.--The agreement 
     continues support for this initiative and requests an update 
     in the fiscal year 2015 congressional budget request on the 
     status of the initiative.
       Critical Access Hospitals.--It is expected that CMS will 
     provide a list of critical access hospitals that would be re-
     designated under the Administration's proposal to remove 
     critical access hospital status from facilities located less 
     than 10 miles from another hospital. The CMS is encouraged to 
     work with the Office of Rural Health Policy at Health 
     Resources and Services Administration to ensure that rural 
     patients maintain access to necessary health services.
       Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.--The agreement urges CMS to 
     implement a process across all operations to increase its 
     focus on preventing improper payments and paying claims right 
     the first time. A 2010 GAO report found that CMS had no 
     formal process in place to ensure that vulnerabilities 
     identified by the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program are 
     addressed. The CMS is directed to include in its annual 
     report to Congress the steps it has taken to implement a 
     systematic process across all operations to prevent fraud, 
     waste, and abuse in both federal and contractor-operated 
     program and administrative activities and an accounting of 
     RAC-reported vulnerabilities.
       Food Allergies and Disease Management.--In the United 
     States, a patient visits an emergency department every three 
     minutes for the treatment of a food-related allergic 
     reaction. Proper management of food allergies could improve 
     patient outcomes, reduce costs, and decrease the incidence of 
     preventable death. The CMS is encouraged to consider food 
     allergy patients in other disease management pilot programs.
       Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.--There 
     continues to be concern regarding how the CMS 2014 Hospital 
     Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule may expand 
     packaged payment policies. Recognizing the need to increase 
     efficiency and decrease cost, there is specific concern 
     regarding the criteria under which a drug or biologic 
     associated with a hospital outpatient procedure would be 
     packaged. It is expected that within 90 days after enactment 
     of this act, CMS will provide a briefing for Senate and House 
     Appropriations Committees on the criteria used to form the 
     new rule, specifically how a drug or biologic associated with 
     a hospital outpatient procedure was packaged together.
       Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs).--There is concern that 
     the CMS RAC program has created incentives for RACs to take 
     overly aggressive actions. Information received from the 
     Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) indicates that 
     about 50 percent of the estimated 43,000 appeals were fully 
     or partially overturned at its level. The fiscal year 2015 
     budget request should include a plan with a timeline, goals, 
     and measurable objectives to improve the RAC process. In 
     addition, CMS is expected to work with Congress and 
     stakeholders to identify challenges and additional reforms. 
     Further, CMS should establish a systematic feedback process 
     with the OMHA, CMS programs, and the RACs to prevent the 
     appearance that RACs are selecting determinations to increase 
     their fees. The CMS is urged to stay focused on improvements 
     to all operations that prevent improper payments in lieu of 
     chasing dollars after the fact.
       Rural Policy Decisions.--There is concern that CMS does not 
     sufficiently account for the realities of rural health care 
     in rule making. Small and rural hospitals, where medical 
     workforce shortages are most severe, need reasonable 
     flexibility to appropriately staff their facilities so they 
     can continue to provide a full range of services to their 
     communities. It is expected that within 90 days of enactment 
     CMS will brief the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
     on how they will coordinate with HRSA's Office of Rural 
     Health Policy to balance proper care while allowing small and 
     rural hospitals more flexibility in CMS' rule making process.


              HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND ABUSE CONTROL ACCOUNT

       The agreement includes $293,588,000 from the Medicare Trust 
     Fund for the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control account.
       Medicare Fraud Prevention.--The agreement urges CMS to 
     develop a more robust set of tools to prevent fraud, such as 
     using the latest technology to ensure only valid 
     beneficiaries and valid providers receive benefits. The 
     statement directs GAO to review the feasibility, cost, 
     benefits, and barriers for CMS to implement a Medicare 
     transactional system with ``smart card'' type technology. The 
     review must examine technology related to beneficiary and 
     provider validation and authentication at point of entry for 
     provider care within the Medicare program and consider ease 
     of implementation, impact on the beneficiary, provider, ease 
     of use, cost attributes (long and short term), and other 
     criteria relevant to decision making, sourcing, and 
     implementation. The GAO is expected to publish a report 
     within one year of enactment. The CMS is expected to provide 
     a report on its plans for implementing the GAO 
     recommendations within 90 days after the report is published.

                Administration for Children and Families


                     REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE

       Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.--The Secretary, in 
     coordination with the Office of Management and Budget and the 
     Secretaries of State and Homeland Security, is directed to 
     develop an interagency strategy to address the challenges 
     presented by the growing number of unaccompanied alien 
     children arriving in the United States each year. The 
     Secretary's designee and representatives from the Office of 
     Management and Budget and the Departments of State and 
     Homeland Security are directed to brief the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees within 60 days of enactment on the 
     potential solutions available to better manage this 
     multifaceted issue.
       In addition, HHS should continue to support efforts that 
     provide pro bono legal representatives and child advocates 
     for unaccompanied alien children. In doing so, HHS should 
     consider the needs of both released and detained children. 
     Given that the vast majority of children are released to a 
     family member or sponsor pending resolution of their 
     immigration status, HHS should ensure a proper balance in 
     services for children accordingly.
       Victims of Trafficking.--The Secretary is directed to 
     dedicate a significant amount of the increase for the Victims 
     of Trafficking program to improve services for foreign 
     national trafficking victims.


                 CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

       Technical Assistance.--The agreement allows for technical 
     assistance to be provided under the Child Care and 
     Development Block Grant Act directly, or through contracts, 
     grants, cooperative agreements or interagency arrangements.


                      CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

       Head Start.--The bill includes language that restores 
     funding for current grantees to their fiscal year 2012 
     funding level and, in addition, allows for an approximately 
     1.3 percent cost of living adjustment. The agreement also 
     includes up to $25,000,000 for transition-related costs 
     associated with the Head Start Designation Renewal System.
       Within the total for Head Start, $500,000,000 is for 
     expanding Early Head Start (EHS), including EHS-Child Care 
     Partnerships where appropriate. In awarding these funds HHS 
     should prioritize organizations that seek to develop a 
     unified birth-to-school-entry continuum through alignment 
     with other federally, State, or locally funded early 
     childhood care and education programs. The Department should 
     allocate these funds to States by considering the number of 
     young children from families whose income is below the 
     poverty line. Further, the Secretary shall reserve no less 
     than 3 percent for Indian Head

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     Start programs and no less than 4.5 percent for migrant and 
     seasonal Head Start programs.
       Through EHS-Child Care Partnerships, new or existing EHS 
     providers will partner with local center and family-based 
     child care providers, leveraging current investments through 
     the Child Care and Development Fund, to increase the quality 
     of existing child care programs. The EHS providers shall 
     enter into contractual relationships with local child care 
     programs to provide training, technical assistance, and 
     funding to raise the bar on the quality of those programs 
     to meet EHS program performance standards. The Department 
     should establish standards to ensure that the 
     responsibilities and expectations of the EHS provider and 
     partnering child care providers, respectively, are clearly 
     defined. The Department should prioritize organizations 
     that seek to partner with local child care providers 
     across settings, including center and home-based programs.
       The Department is directed to provide the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees a briefing no later than two weeks 
     prior to the release of the Funding Opportunity Announcement 
     regarding how the direction provided above will be fulfilled 
     and the expected timeframe for the award process.
       Adoption Opportunities.--Within the total, $4,000,000 shall 
     be for discretionary grants to test intensive and exhaustive 
     child-focused adoptive parent recruitment strategies for 
     children in foster care, in accordance with the language in 
     Senate Report 113-71.
       Child Abuse Discretionary Grants.--Within the total, 
     $3,000,000 is provided above the request for competitive 
     grants to support the implementation of research-based court 
     team models that include the court system, child welfare 
     agency, and community organizations in order to better meet 
     the needs of infants and toddlers in foster care.
       Developmental Disabilities Programs.--The agreement 
     reflects the Department's transfer of Developmental 
     Disabilities programs from ACF to the Administration for 
     Community Living (ACL) and funds these programs within ACL 
     accordingly.

                  Administration for Community Living


                 AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement transfers the State Health Insurance 
     Assistance Program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
     Services to the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
       The agreement transfers funding and administrative 
     responsibility for the Paralysis Resource Center to ACL from 
     CDC, as requested by the administration.
       The agreement includes $1,000,000 for a competitive grant 
     or contract for the purpose of providing generally available 
     technical assistance to local government and nonprofit 
     transportation providers to ensure the disabled of any age 
     have access to transportation assistance. The agreement 
     concurs with the description of this grant or contract as 
     specified in the Senate Report 113-71.

                        Office of the Secretary


                    GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

       The Department is directed to include in its annual budget 
     justification for fiscal year 2015 and each year thereafter 
     the amount of administrative and overhead costs spent by the 
     Department for every major budget line.
       The agreement includes not less than $1,500,000 for the 
     Office of Adolescent Health to coordinate activities within 
     the Department with respect to adolescent health, including 
     program design and support, trend monitoring and analysis, 
     research projects, the training of healthcare professionals, 
     and demonstration projects.
       The agreement includes $2,000,000 to continue the national 
     health education program on lupus for healthcare providers, 
     with the goal of improving diagnosis for those with lupus and 
     reducing health disparities. The program is intended to 
     engage healthcare providers, educators, and schools of health 
     professions in working together to improve lupus diagnosis 
     and treatment through education.
       The agreement includes $2,300,000 to continue the health 
     initiative to prevent violence against women in the Office of 
     Women's Health.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement includes $71,000,000 for the HHS Office of 
     the Inspector General (OIG) account.
       The agreement recognizes that the OIG is responsible for 
     more than 300 programs that spend more than $900 billion, 
     ranging from health care insurance and clinical research to 
     epidemiology, public health services and education. The 
     agreement notes that the complexity of discretionary OIG 
     oversight continues to expand. While the agreement does not 
     direct any specific allocation or resources, the OIG is 
     expected to continue and expand its work on discretionary 
     programs along with its other areas of responsibility.
       Enhanced Enforcement Tools.--The agreement requests the OIG 
     develop specific recommendations on methods, tools, and 
     approaches to enhance its oversight and enforcement efforts, 
     particularly for issues related to contract or grant fraud. 
     The OIG should contemplate how authorities similar to the 
     civil money penalties used for Medicare program integrity 
     activities might be beneficial or modified for other 
     programs. If legislative action is required, the OIG is 
     expected to submit technical assistance along with supporting 
     information to the appropriate House and Senate Committees 
     with the fiscal year 2015 budget request.
       Health Reform Oversight.--The agreement provides increased 
     support, in part to support the OIG oversight activities 
     related to health reform. The OIG is expected to provide a 
     plan of how it will conduct these oversight activities within 
     60 days after enactment to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and appropriate authorizing 
     committees.
       Top-25 Unimplemented Recommendations.--While HHS accepted 
     about 190 OIG recommendations in fiscal year 2012, it left 
     over 1,200 unimplemented recommendations outstanding. Within 
     60 days after enactment of this act, the OIG shall prepare a 
     report to the Secretary, as well as the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees and appropriate authorizing 
     committees, with the top 25 unimplemented recommendations 
     that, based on the professional opinion of the OIG, would 
     best protect the integrity of departmental programs if 
     implemented. Further, within 60 days of this OIG report, the 
     HHS Secretary is directed to respond in writing to the House 
     and Senate Appropriations Committees and appropriate 
     authorizing committees with a plan and timeline to implement 
     these recommendations.


            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

       The agreement includes a new general provision requested by 
     the Administration for extended multi-year contracting 
     authority for Project BioShield. The Secretary is directed to 
     note instances in which this multi-year authority is used as 
     part of its monthly reports on the obligations and status of 
     actions taken for BARDA and Project BioShield. These reports 
     were requested by the Joint Explanatory Statement 
     accompanying the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations (P.L. 111-8), 
     but have not been submitted to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees in a timely fashion. The Secretary 
     should include in these reports a rationale for contracts 
     extending beyond five years and how they are in the best 
     interest of the federal government.
       The agreement represents Congress' commitment to ensuring 
     that the nation is adequately prepared against chemical, 
     biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) attacks, as well 
     as to the use of a public-private partnership to develop 
     medical countermeasures for the Strategic National Stockpile. 
     The agreement provides Project BioShield with no-year funds; 
     therefore, BARDA is expected to issue multi-year contracts 
     providing for cancellation as appropriate. The Secretary is 
     directed to submit the Project BioShield spend plan 
     referenced in Senate report 113-71 no later than 90 days 
     after enactment of this act.
       Public trust requires that personal information collected 
     from citizens must be safeguarded. The agreement recognizes 
     that HHS has greatly expanded the amount and volume of 
     information it collects from the public. The Secretary shall 
     ensure that all information technology (IT) systems, data 
     accessible through such systems, and data stored on any HHS 
     system is fully protected, to include appropriate IT security 
     safeguards, procedures, policies, and guidelines to ensure 
     the security of all information collected from the public.

                           General Provisions


                   PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND

       The agreement includes a modification to a provision 
     requiring a publicly available website that details 
     expenditures from the Prevention and Public Health Fund.


              PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH TRANSFER TABLE

       The agreement includes a new provision that directs the 
     transfer of all available Prevention and Public Health (PPH) 
     funds. In fiscal year 2014, the level appropriated for the 
     fund is $1,000,000,000, the same as the fiscal year 2013 
     level. The provision prohibiting further transfer of funds is 
     not intended to affect reimbursable agreements. Agencies 
     receiving PPH funds may execute the programs using standard 
     execution mechanisms.
       The agreement includes bill language in section 219 of this 
     act requiring funds be transferred within 45 days of 
     enactment to the following accounts, for the following 
     activities, and in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Agency              Budget Activity           FY 2014 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                ACL Alzheimer's Disease                      $14,700,000
                     Prevention Education and
                     Outreach..................
                ACL Chronic Disease Self                       8,000,000
                     Management................
                ACL Falls Prevention...........                5,000,000
             AHRQ   US Preventive Services Task                7,000,000
                     Force.....................
                 CDCHospitals Promoting                        8,000,000
                     Breastfeeding.............
                 CDCCancer Prevention & Control              104,000,000
                 CDCDiabetes Prevention........               73,000,000
                 CDCEpidemiology and Laboratory               40,000,000
                     Capacity Grants...........
                 CDCHealthcare Associated                     12,000,000
                     Infections................
                 CDCHeart Disease & Stroke                    73,000,000
                     Prevention Program........
                 CDCMillion Hearts Program.....                4,000,000
                 CDCNational Early Care                        4,000,000
                     Collaboratives............
                 CDCNutrition, Physical                       35,000,000
                     Activity & Obesity Base
                     Activities................
                 CDCOffice of Smoking and                    105,000,000
                     Health....................
                 CDCPreventive Health and                    160,000,000
                     Health Services Block
                     Grants....................
                 CDCRacial and Ethnic                         30,000,000
                     Approaches to Community
                     Health....................
                 CDCSection 317 Immunization                 160,300,000
                     Grants....................
                 CDCLead Poisoning Prevention..               13,000,000
                 CDCWorkplace Wellness Grants..               10,000,000
           SAMHSA   Access to Recovery.........               50,000,000

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           SAMHSA   Suicide Prevention.........               12,000,000
    Sequestered     ...........................               72,000,000
     Funds........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                 BARDA

       The agreement includes a new provision that provides BARDA 
     with authority to enter into a multi-year contract for up to 
     ten years.


                            FTE INFORMATION

       The agreement includes a new provision requiring fiscal 
     year 2015 budget justifications to include certain FTE 
     information with respect to the Affordable Care Act.


                NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS CONTRACTS

       The agreement includes a new provision allowing National 
     Health Service Corps contracts to be cancelled up to 60 days 
     after award.


                   ACA EXCHANGE FUNDING TRANSPARENCY

       The agreement includes a new provision related to ACA 
     exchange funding transparency.


              SUPPORT FOR SENIORS IN TRADITIONAL MEDICARE

       The agreement includes a new provision to support CMS 
     administrative costs related to the growth in Medicare 
     beneficiaries and implementation of the Medical Sustainable 
     Growth Rate formula adjustment. The language prohibits the 
     use of these funds for the Affordable Care Act.


                TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES

       The agreement extends the authorization for the Temporary 
     Assistance for Needy Families program.


                     PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ANALYSIS

       The agreement includes a new provision requiring that, in 
     the FY 2016 budget justification, the Secretary include an 
     analysis of how section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act 
     will impact discretionary HHS programs.

                   TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                    Education for the Disadvantaged

       The agreement recognizes the federal trust responsibility 
     to provide education for American Indians and Alaska Natives. 
     It is noted that over the past decade Bureau of Indian 
     Education schools have received approximately 0.7 percent of 
     each year's appropriation for Elementary and Secondary 
     Education Act (ESEA) Title I Grants to local educational 
     agencies (LEAs). The Department is urged to continue to use 
     its existing formula in allocating these funds and to follow 
     this practice in any relevant future emergency funding that 
     provides it the same authority and discretion.
       The bill includes a new provision clarifying that title I 
     funds may be used to address the transportation needs of 
     homeless children and youth, as well as support homeless 
     liaisons.
       The bill includes new language under the School Improvement 
     Grants (SIG) program that allows funds to be used to 
     implement a research-proven, whole-school reform model; 
     enables State educational agencies, with the approval of the 
     Secretary of Education, to establish an alternative State-
     determined school improvement strategy that may be used by 
     LEAs; and provides flexibility to LEAs eligible to receive 
     services under the Rural Education Achievement program.
       The bill also includes new language allowing States to make 
     5-year awards under the SIG program. This language will allow 
     schools additional time to plan, effectively implement and 
     sustain their turnaround efforts. The language is not 
     intended to allow schools to delay any action necessary to 
     improve outcomes for its students. The Department shall 
     provide effective guidance, support and oversight related to 
     this provision.

                      School Improvement Programs

       The bill modifies a set-aside for the Supporting Effective 
     Educator Development program under the Improving Teacher 
     Quality State Grants program, which provides competitive 
     awards to national not-for-profit organizations for 
     recruiting and training, or providing professional 
     enhancement activities for teachers or school leaders, 
     particularly for high-need schools most likely to face 
     shortages in these areas. These funds may be used to support 
     such activities in civic learning.

                       Innovation and Improvement

       The bill includes $250,000,000 for Race to the Top, which 
     shall be available for obligation through December 31, 2014. 
     Funds may be used for competitive awards to States to 
     develop, enhance, or expand high-quality preschool programs 
     and early childhood education programs for children from low- 
     and moderate-income families, including children with 
     disabilities. If awards are made to States to build capacity 
     related to high-quality preschool programs, the Secretary of 
     Education shall award two types of grants to States, one to 
     low-capacity States with small or no State-funded preschool 
     programs and another to high-capacity States that have a 
     larger State-funded preschool program. Additionally, new bill 
     language specifies that high-quality preschool programs 
     should include comprehensive services and family engagement. 
     As such, it is expected that funds will be used to help 
     programs meet and sustain nationally recognized standards in 
     those areas. Funds may also be used to help early childhood 
     educators to attain higher credentials and degrees. The bill 
     does not provide authority for funding to be used for 
     construction, renovation, modernization, or related 
     activities.
       In addition, the bill permits States to determine the 
     amount of funding distributed in subgrants to eligible 
     entities for implementation of high-quality preschool 
     programs from low- and moderate-income families. A State 
     receiving an award for this purpose shall ensure that any use 
     of assessment conforms with the recommendations of the 
     National Research Council's reports on early childhood. The 
     bill also requires that the Secretary submit a report 
     outlining the proposed competition and priorities to the 
     House and Senate Appropriations Committees. It is expected 
     that the Department will consult with the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees, Committee on Education and 
     Workforce, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
     Pensions (HELP), prior to the submission of the required 
     report, including on the criteria to be used under a 
     competition to define a high-quality preschool infrastructure 
     and program. In addition, the Secretary shall continue to 
     provide, on a timely and periodic basis, the findings from 
     evaluations, including impact evaluations and interim 
     progress evaluations, of activities conducted using any Race 
     to the Top funds to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees.
       Within the Fund for the Improvement of Education, the 
     agreement includes funding for the following activities in 
     the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arts in Education..............................              $25,000,000
Data Quality Initiative........................                1,276,000
Full Service Community Schools.................               10,000,000
Educational Facilities Clearinghouse...........                1,000,000
Peer Review....................................                  100,000
Innovative Approaches to Literacy..............               25,000,000
Javits Gifted and Talented Education...........                5,000,000
    TOTAL......................................               67,376,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Within the funds provided for the Javits Gifted and 
     Talented Students Education program, the Department is 
     directed to support a National Research Center on the Gifted 
     and Talented.
       The bill also includes new language related to the 
     educational facilities clearinghouse, the use of charter 
     school funds for preschool, and the availability of 
     performance-based awards of up to a total of six years under 
     the Investing in Innovation program. Lastly, it modifies 
     existing language related to charters or performance based 
     contracts between schools and charter authorizers.

                 Safe Schools and Citizenship Education

       Not later than 30 days after enactment of this act, the 
     Department shall provide to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees an operating plan describing the 
     use of funds available for safe and drug free national 
     activities. The Department also is directed to consult the 
     House and Senate Appropriations Committees on possible uses 
     of these funds prior to the submission of the plan.

                           Special Education

       The bill includes new language clarifying that the level of 
     effort under Part B that a LEA must meet in the year after it 
     fails to maintain its fiscal effort is the level that it 
     should have met in the prior year. This language clarifies 
     congressional intent and is consistent with the Office of 
     Special Education Program's April 4, 2012, informal guidance 
     letter on this issue. The bill also includes new language 
     clarifying that funds reserved under section 611(c) of the 
     IDEA may be used to help improve State capacity to meet data 
     collection requirements under IDEA and improve data 
     collection, quality and use under the act.

            Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research

       The agreement modifies language allowing Vocational 
     Rehabilitation State grant unmatched funds in excess of any 
     funds requested during the reallotment process to be 
     available for the Promoting Readiness of Minors in 
     Supplemental Security Income program's continuation and 
     technical assistance costs and for other innovative 
     activities. Such funds used for these purposes will remain 
     available for obligation through September 30, 2015.
       The agreement includes $5,796,000 for Demonstration and 
     Training programs. Within this amount, the agreement provides 
     $750,000 to support a new competition for the parent 
     information and training program.
       The agreement includes increased funding for the Protection 
     and Advocacy of Individual Rights and Client Assistance 
     programs to help individuals with disabilities receive the 
     services and supports they need to be able to work in 
     competitive, integrated workplaces.
       The agreement continues to support the Traumatic Brain 
     Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) program funded by the National 
     Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research so that 
     the Nation's valuable TBI research capacity is not diminished 
     and to build upon the 18 existing competitively-awarded 
     Centers across the country. The TBIMS program is the only 
     source of non-proprietary longitudinal data on what happens 
     to people with brain injury. The Centers are a key source of 
     evidence-based medicine, and will benefit both the civilian 
     and military populations.
       The agreement includes $33,000,000 for the Assistive 
     Technology program. This includes $25,704,000 for State grant 
     activities authorized under section 4 of the Rehabilitation 
     Act of 1973; $4,300,000 for protection and advocacy systems 
     authorized under section 5; and $996,000 for technical 
     assistance activities authorized under section 6. The 
     agreement

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     also includes $2,000,000 within the Assistive Technology 
     program for competitive grants to support alternative 
     financing programs that provide for the purchase of assistive 
     technology devices. The goal in providing these funds is to 
     allow greater access to affordable financing to help people 
     with disabilities purchase the specialized technologies 
     needed to live independently, to succeed at school and work, 
     and to otherwise live active and productive lives. Applicants 
     should incorporate credit building activities in their 
     programs, including financial education and information about 
     other possible funding sources. Successful applicants must 
     emphasize consumer choice and control and build programs that 
     will provide financing for the full array of assistive 
     technology devices and services and ensure that all people, 
     regardless of type of disability or health condition, age, 
     level of income and residence have access to the program.

           Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities

       The agreement includes $66,291,000 for the National 
     Technical Institute for the Deaf. Funding for construction 
     will be considered in the future as needs may warrant.

                 Career, Technical, and Adult Edu