[House Report 112-550]
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112th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     112-550

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2013

                                _______
                                

 June 26, 2012.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

   Mrs. Emerson, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 6020]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for financial services and general government 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

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                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                      5
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    20
                                                                     21
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    36
                                                                     31
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    48
                                                                     37
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    58
                                                                     43
        Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection............    58
                                                                     43
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................    59
                                                                     43
        Election Assistance Commission.....................    60
                                                                     44
        Federal Communications Commission..................    61
                                                                     45
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..............    62
                                                                     48
        Federal Election Commission........................    62
                                                                     48
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................    62
                                                                     49
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    63
                                                                     49
        General Services Administration....................    65
                                                                     51
        Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation..............    80
                                                                     63
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................    81
                                                                     64
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation....    81
                                                                     64
        National Archives and Records Administration.......    82
                                                                     65
        National Credit Union Administration...............    83
                                                                     67
        Office of Government Ethics........................    84
                                                                     67
        Office of Personnel Management.....................    84
                                                                     68
        Office of Special Counsel..........................    87
                                                                     70
        Postal Regulatory Commission.......................    87
                                                                     71
        Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.....    88
                                                                     71
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    88
                                                                     72
        Selective Service System...........................    90
                                                                     75
        Small Business Administration......................    90
                                                                     75
        United States Postal Service.......................    95
                                                                     79
        United States Tax Court............................    96
                                                                     80
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................    96
                                                                     81
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments, Agencies, and Corporations................   115
                                                                     84
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.......   142
                                                                     87
Title IX--Additional General Provisions--Spending Reduction 
    Account................................................   149
                                                                     88
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............
                                                                     88
Minority Views.............................................
                                                                    140

                         Highlights of the Bill

    The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee 
has jurisdiction over a diverse group of agencies responsible 
for regulating the financial and telecommunications industries; 
collecting taxes and providing taxpayer assistance; supporting 
the operations of the White House, the Federal Judiciary, and 
the District of Columbia; managing Federal buildings; and 
overseeing the Federal workforce. The activities of these 
agencies impact nearly every American and are integral to the 
operations of our government.
    However, with the Federal debt nearing $16 trillion, the 
Subcommittee is committed to reducing the cost and size of 
government. The bill provides a total of $21,150,000,000 in 
discretionary budget authority which is 1.7 percent less than 
fiscal year 2012 and 12.6 percent less than fiscal year 2010. 
The discretionary budget authority provided is $2,041,000,000 
less than the President's request.

                         TOTAL BUDGET AUTHORITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  FY 2012      FY 2013        FY 2013
        ($ in millions)           Enacted      Request    Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary.................       21,526       23,191          21,150
Mandatory.....................       21,460       21,240          21,240
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The funding priorities in the bill include the Small 
Business Administration's (SBA) business and disaster loan 
programs, drug task forces, public safety and education in the 
District of Columbia, and Treasury's antiterrorism and 
financial intelligence activities.
    In order to assist small business, the bill provides an 
increase of $191,368,000 for SBA's business loan program over 
fiscal year 2012. In addition, the bill requires the Office of 
Management and Budget and certain regulatory agencies to report 
to the Committee on their efforts to eliminate duplicative, 
outdated and burdensome regulations.
    For the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the bill 
provides $238,522,000 for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
which is $38,522,000 more than the request. In addition, the 
bill provides $92,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities program 
which is an increase of $3,400,000 above the request.
    For the District of Columbia, the bill fully funds the 
request for emergency planning and security which includes 
security funding for the Presidential inauguration. In 
addition, the bill supports the operations of DC Superior Court 
and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency. The 
bill continues the Committee's commitment to education in the 
City by providing $60,000,000 for school improvement, as 
authorized by the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act, 
and $30,000,000 for resident tuition support.
    For Treasury's Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence, the bill provides $102,117,000 to combat drug 
lords, terrorists, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, 
rogue nations and other threats. This amount is $2,117,000 
above the request. Recognizing the importance of these 
activities, funding for this office is provided in a separate 
appropriation from other Treasury offices.
    In order to pay for these priorities while reducing overall 
spending, the Committee has reduced the operating expenses for 
several Department of Treasury offices and bureaus, all of the 
salaries and expenses accounts within the Executive Office of 
the President, the Judiciary, the United States Sentencing 
Commission, the Election Assistance Commission, the Federal 
Trade Commission, the General Services Administration, the 
Merit Systems Protection Board, the National Archives and 
Records Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, the 
Postal Regulatory Commission and the Selective Service System.
    In addition, the bill terminates several programs such as 
the Administrative Conference of the United States, the 
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal payment 
for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and the 
Public Company and Accounting Oversight Board's scholarship 
program.
    The bill does not provide the nearly one billion dollars of 
requested increases for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In 
addition, the bill prohibits the IRS from receiving transfers 
from the Department of Health and Human Services to implement 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    The bill also provides for increased transparency and 
Congressional oversight of mandatory spending that is outside 
of the appropriations process for activities such as the Office 
of Financial Stability, the Office of Financial Research, the 
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and the Judgment Fund. 
These reforms will allow Congress and the American people to 
better understand the activities of these organizations which 
currently have significant authority to spend taxpayer funds 
without Congressional oversight.

                    General Services Administration

    In order to prevent the disturbing and illegal activities 
that culminated in the General Services Administration's (GSA) 
Public Buildings Service 2010 Western Regional Conference, the 
bill:
     Prohibits GSA from spending $1.8 billion of funds 
estimated to be collected in the Federal Buildings Fund.
     Reduces estimated obligations in the Federal 
Buildings Fund by $101 million compared to fiscal year 2012 and 
$702 million compared to the request.
     Restructures GSA appropriation accounts to 
separate the cost of administrative expenses from program 
activities.
     Reduces obligations in the Federal Buildings Fund 
for administrative expenses by 15 percent compared to fiscal 
year 2012.
     Requires GSA to provide quarterly spending 
reports.
     Caps the total square footage in the GSA inventory 
and the number of FTE funded in the Federal Buildings Fund.
     Limits awards that can be provided to GSA 
employees.
     Requires the GSA Administrator to certify that 
spending on a conference complies with all travel and 
conference laws and regulations.
     Includes a bill-wide prohibition on travel, 
conferences and employee awards that are not in compliance with 
laws and regulations.
     Requires agency Inspectors General to report 
whether agencies funded in the bill have appropriate procedures 
in place to ensure compliance with laws and regulations on 
travel, conferences and awards.
     Requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
to submit a report to the Committee on how they will ensure 
that all Executive Branch agencies are complying with laws and 
regulations on travel, conferences and employee awards.
     Increases funding for the GSA Inspector General by 
$10,000,000 above fiscal year 2012.

              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

    The Committee will continue to evaluate reprogrammings 
proposed by agencies. Although reprogrammings may not change 
either the total amount available in an account or any of the 
purposes for which the appropriation is legally available, they 
represent a significant departure from budget plans presented 
to the Committee in an agency's budget justification and 
supporting documents, which are the basis of this 
appropriations Act. The Committee expects agencies' 
reprogramming requests to explain thoroughly the reasons for 
the reprogramming and to include an assessment of whether the 
reprogramming will affect budget requirements for the 
subsequent fiscal year.
    Section 608 of this Act requires agencies or entities 
funded by the Act to notify the Committee and obtain prior 
approval from the Committee for any reprogramming of funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any 
program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied 
or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds 
directed for a specific activity by either the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations for a different purpose; (5) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess 
of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities.
    Additionally, the Committee expects to be promptly notified 
of all reprogramming actions which involve less than the above-
mentioned amounts if such actions would have the effect of 
significantly changing an agency's funding requirements in 
future years, or if programs or projects specifically cited in 
the Committee's reports are affected by the reprogramming. 
Reprogrammings meeting these criteria must be approved by the 
Committee regardless of the amount proposed to be reallocated.
    Section 608 also requires agencies to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to any significant 
reorganization or restructuring of offices, programs, or 
activities. This provision applies regardless of whether the 
reorganization or restructuring involves a reprogramming of 
funds. Agencies are encouraged to consult with the Committees 
early in the process so that any questions or concerns the 
Committees may have can be addressed in a timely manner.
    Agencies are directed under section 608 to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's 
enactment. Each operating plan should include: (1) a table for 
each appropriation with a separate column to display the 
President's budget request, adjustments made by Congress, 
adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and the 
fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for 
each appropriation both by object class and program, project, 
and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the 
respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of items of 
special congressional interest.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES


 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012......................       $308,388,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013.....................        301,216,000
Recommended in the bill..............................        202,555,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012..................       -105,833,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013.................        -98,661,000
 
 
    The Departmental Offices' function in the Treasury 
Department is to support the Secretary of the Treasury in his 
capacity as the chief operating executive of the Department and 
in his role in determining the tax, economic, and financial 
management policies of the Federal government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation include: recommending and implementing domestic 
and international economic and tax policy; providing 
recommendations regarding fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the government; managing the public debt; 
managing development of financial policy; representing the U.S. 
on international monetary, trade and investment issues; 
overseeing Treasury Department overseas operations; directing 
the administrative operations of the Treasury Department; and 
providing executive oversight of the bureaus within the 
Treasury Department.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $202,555,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses, which is $105,833,000 less than 
fiscal year 2012 and $98,661,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation fully funds the Secretary's security and travel 
costs.
    Beginning fiscal year 2013, the Committee provides the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) with an 
appropriation separate from the ``Departmental Offices, 
Salaries and Expenses'' account.
    Operating Plan.--The Committee requires an operating plan 
for the fiscal year 2013 resources provided to the Department, 
including all offices and bureaus, no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act. The plan must include information on 
program changes and major procurements at the Department.
    Judgment Fund.--The Committee appreciates the Department's 
on-going effort to prepare and make available on its public 
website the first annual report about payments made under 31 
U.S.C. 1304 as required by the statement of managers 
accompanying P.L. 112-74. The Committee expects the first 
annual report to cover payments made during 2011. The Committee 
further expects the second annual report to cover payments made 
during 2012 and directs the Department to also report about all 
judgment fund payments since 2008 unless the disclosure of such 
information is otherwise prohibited by law or court order. The 
report shall consist of: (1) the name of the plaintiff or 
claimant, (2) the name of the counsel for the plaintiff or 
claimant; (3) the name of the agency that submitted the claim; 
(4) a brief description of the facts that gave rise to the 
claim; and (5) the amount paid representing principal, attorney 
fees, and interest, if applicable. The report regarding all 
judgment fund payments since 2008 is due within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Detailees.--The Committee has observed the Department's use 
of both reimbursable and non-reimbursable detailees. A detail 
is a temporary assignment of an employee to another position, 
within or outside the Department, for a specified time period. 
At the end of the assignment, the employee is expected to 
return to his or her official position. During the detail, the 
employee's salary and benefits are paid by either their 
official employer (non-reimbursable) or by their temporary 
employer (reimbursable).
    The Committee reminds the Department that agencies may not 
use non-reimbursable detailees to augment its appropriations 
and that appropriated funds may only be used for the purpose 
for which they were appropriated. The Committee further reminds 
the Department that it is inappropriate to use reimbursable 
detailees to avoid Congressional controls and limitations, such 
as section 608, especially with regards to creating, 
reorganizing, or moving offices or programs.
    Manufacturing.--The Committee directs the Department to 
submit a list of the products that it purchases, but that are 
not manufactured in the United States to the President's 
Manufacturing Council, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership 
Administrator, and the Committee not later than 180 days after 
enactment of this Act.
    Federal Insurance Office.--The Committee supports the work 
of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO), which includes, among 
other things, monitoring all aspects of the insurance industry, 
administering the Terrorism Insurance program, representing the 
United States at global forums such as the International 
Association of Insurance Supervisors, and consulting with 
States about insurance matters of national importance and 
prudential insurance matters of international importance. In 
order for the FIO to accomplish its mission effectively, the 
Committee expects the Department to provide the FIO with 
sufficient staffing and resources.
    Volcker Rule.--In the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act, subsequent to a study issued by the 
Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), Congress directed 
the FSOC to coordinate the efforts of the appropriate Federal 
banking regulators to promulgate regulations that appropriately 
accommodate the business of insurance, known as the ``Volcker 
Rule''. The Committee believes that the traditional investment 
activities of State-regulated insurance companies for their 
general accounts, including investing in both sponsored and 
third-party funds, are preserved by the law without constraint. 
The Committee looks forward to reviewing the revised 
regulations to ensure that Congressional intent is fulfilled.
    Financial Literacy.--The Committee shares the Government 
Accountability Office's conclusion that multiple Federal agency 
involvement in financial literacy offers advantages and 
presents risks. Specialization can serve specific populations 
with specific issues, but large amounts of ineffective activity 
by multiple agencies are careless expenditures. The Committee 
directs the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, 
chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury, to continue to 
streamline and improve financial education and literacy 
programs. In the process, the Commission should take special 
care that the financial literacy activities of the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection are transferred successfully from 
certain agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission, but are 
not duplicative of other agencies, such as the Department of 
Labor and the Social Security Administration. In addition, the 
Committee expects the Commission's research to identify 
effective approaches that result in proven training, curriculum 
and teaching modules for teachers throughout the country.
    Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism.--The Committee 
appreciates the effort that the Department is putting into the 
report on economic warfare and financial terrorism as required 
by the 2012 conference report. The Committee directs the 
Department to provide an update to the report not later than 
May 24, 2013, to the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees, the House Financial Services Committee, the Senate 
Banking Committee and other Committees the Department deems 
necessary.
    Additional Child Tax Credit.--The Committee directs the 
Treasury Office of Tax Policy and Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) to provide not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
Act a detailed analysis of whether the IRS has the authority to 
require individuals filing tax returns with an individual 
taxpayer identification number (ITIN) and claiming the 
Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) to provide specific, 
verifiable documentation to support that the child claimed 
meets the eligibility requirements for the credit, including 
residency and whether or not the ACTC may be paid to those who 
are not authorized to work in the United States, under current 
law.
 
             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012*......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       102,117,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................      +102,117,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................     +102,117,000
 
*Funding for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence was
  previously provided and requested within the Departmental Office
  heading.
 
    Economic and trade sanctions issued and enforced by Office 
of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence's (TFI) Office of 
Foreign Assets Control protect the financial system from being 
polluted with criminal and illicit activities and counteract 
national security threats from drug lords, terrorists, weapons 
of mass destruction proliferators, and rogue nations, among 
others. In addition to the enforcement of sanctions, TFI also 
produces vital analysis with regards to foreign intelligence 
and counterintelligence across all elements of the national 
security community.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $102,117,000 
for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to carry 
out TFI's central role in detecting and defeating security 
threats and separates its appropriation from the ``Departmental 
Offices'' account, where it was previously funded. The 
recommended level is $2,117,000 above the amount provided for 
these activities within ``Departmental Offices, Salaries and 
Expenses'' in fiscal year 2012 and the request. The recommended 
level includes support for the Treasury Attache Program.
    The Committee provides resources to the Department's Office 
of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to collect and analyze 
financial records in order to support the investigations of the 
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities. Ending the 
atrocities in Sudan should be a high priority for the 
Department. The Committee recommends that the Department and 
all parts of the U.S. Government, including the intelligence 
community, work closely together to deprive the Government of 
Sudan of the resources to repress the people of Sudan and South 
Sudan. Sharing relevant intelligence and analysis will help 
ensure that Sudan does not evade sanctions. Finally, the 
Committee recommends that the Department of the Treasury seek 
to strengthen the multilateral approach to enforcing and 
strengthening sanctions against Sudan internationally.
 
                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $29,641,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        28,593,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,512,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,129,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -81,000
 
 
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides agency-wide 
audit and investigative functions to identify and correct 
operational and administrative deficiencies that create 
conditions for fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The audit 
function provides contract, program, and financial statement 
audit services. Contract audits provide professional advice to 
agency contracting officials on accounting and financial 
matters relative to negotiation, award, administration, 
repricing, and settlement of contracts. Program audits review 
and evaluate all facets of agency operations. Financial 
statement audits assess whether financial statements fairly 
present the agency's financial condition and results of 
operations, the adequacy of accounting controls, and compliance 
with laws and regulations. The investigative function provides 
for the detection and investigation of improper and illegal 
activities involving programs, personnel, and operations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,512,000 
for the OIG, which is $1,129,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$81,000 less than the request.
    The Committee appreciates the work that the OIG has planned 
with regard to the Department's capital planning and investment 
control program, especially with regards to the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network's BSA Modernization and Department's 
Enterprise Content Management system. The Committee expects the 
OIG to review and report on the proposed consolidation of the 
Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public Debt 
when the Department has a detailed merger plan explaining, for 
example, how current responsibilities will be divided or 
shared, how customers will be affected, and how the management 
structure and staffing needs will change.
    Separation of Funds and Activities.--The Committee directs 
the OIG to report not later than 90 days after enactment of 
this Act on the separation of funds and activities between 
mandatory-funded offices, such as the Office of Financial 
Research or the Office of Financial Stability, and 
discretionary-funded offices that carry out related or 
overlapping work, such as the Office of Domestic Finance or 
Office of Economic Policy.
 
           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $151,696,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       153,834,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       153,404,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +1,708,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -430,000
 
 
    The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration (TIGTA) conducts audits, investigations, and 
evaluations to assess the operations and programs of the IRS 
and its related entities, the IRS Oversight Board, and the 
Office of Chief Counsel. The purpose of those audits and 
investigations is as follows: (1) to promote the economic, 
efficient, and effective administration of the Nation's tax 
laws and to detect and deter fraud and abuse in IRS programs 
and operations; and (2) to recommend actions to resolve fraud 
and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these 
programs and operations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $153,404,000 
for the TIGTA, which is $1,708,000 more than fiscal year 2012 
and $430,000 less than the request.
    The Committee appreciates the many issues that TIGTA has 
brought to its attention. The Committee supports TIGTA's on-
going work related to identity theft and commitment to monitor 
the issue until IRS significantly reduces the incidence of tax 
fraud through identity theft and significantly improves the 
quality of assistance it provides to victims of identity theft.
    Return-On-Investment.--The IRS reports every year on its 
enforcement revenue, which is defined as every dollar of 
revenue collected that is associated with an enforcement 
action. Enforcement actions range from mailing a form letter 
that notifies a taxpayer of an overdue payment to a multi-year 
litigation against an international corporation. Consequently, 
it is impossible to determine whether the enforcement revenue 
in a specific year is due to action that occurred in the same 
year as when the enforcement revenue was collected or due to 
action initiated ten years ago, much less attribute the 
enforcement revenue to a specific enforcement initiative.
    The Committee directs TIGTA to report the extent to which 
revenue estimated to be collected from enforcement initiatives 
is actually collected not later than 90 days after enactment of 
this Act. Every year the IRS proposes enforcement initiatives 
and estimates the revenue to be collected from those specific 
initiatives. IRS divides the total estimated revenue by the 
total cost of initiatives to calculate a ratio, or return-on-
investment (ROI), to justify the cost of the initiatives. The 
ROI varies from year to year, depending on the mix of 
initiatives. For example, the ROI in the 2008 congressional 
justification was 2.5, in 2009 it was 6.5, in 2010 it was 7.8, 
in 2011 it was 9.3, in 2012 it was 4.5, and in 2013 it is 4.9. 
The IRS has a mature methodology for estimating the revenue, 
but what is less well understood is whether the specific 
initiatives proposed in a specific budget perform as estimated.
 
    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $41,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        40,225,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -6,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -5,225,000
 
 
    The Office of the Special Inspector General for the 
Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established in the 
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-
343). Its mission is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate 
audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale 
of assets by the Secretary of the Treasury under programs 
established pursuant to the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
(TARP).
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $35,000,000 
for operating expenses of the SIGTARP, which is $6,800,000 less 
than fiscal year 2012 and $5,225,000 less than the request.
    SIGTARP's operating expenses were initially funded with 
mandatory appropriations in the TARP. These funds, however, 
were provided in a limited amount. As such, every year the 
amount of remaining mandatory funds has been decreasing over 
time. Therefore, in order to continue vigorous oversight of the 
outstanding TARP amounts, additional discretionary 
appropriations are provided. As TARP winds down, the Committee 
expects the request for discretionary appropriations in this 
account to also wind down in future years.
 
                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $110,788,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       102,407,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       110,788,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        +8,381,000
 
 
    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is 
responsible for implementing Treasury's anti-money laundering 
regulations through administration of the Bank Secrecy Act 
(BSA). It also collects and analyzes information to assist in 
the investigation of money laundering and other financial 
crimes. FinCEN supports law enforcement investigative efforts 
by Federal, State, local and international agencies, and 
fosters interagency and global cooperation against domestic and 
international financial crimes.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $110,788,000 
for FinCEN, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and 
$8,381,000 more than the request. The recommended amount is 
intended to continue FinCEN's multi-year effort to modernize 
its information technology systems, to ensure FinCEN's 
information is accessible to the law enforcement and 
intelligence communities, and to ensure FinCEN can respond to 
increased requests for assistance from law enforcement when BSA 
modernization is operational in 2013. The data compiled and 
analyzed by FinCEN is a critical tool for investigating, among 
other crimes, money laundering, mortgage fraud, drug cartels, 
and terrorist financing. The Committee rejects the 
Administration's proposed $1,651,000 reduction to State and 
local and intelligence community access to BSA information. The 
proposed cuts are contrary to the Inspector General's (IG) 
annual management challenge memo to the Secretary, in which the 
IG states that ``to be effective, Treasury must establish and 
maintain working relationships with all State and Federal 
agencies involved with its anti-money laundering and terrorist 
financing efforts.''
    Human Trafficking.--The Committee appreciates FinCEN's 
history of supporting law enforcement cases that combat human 
trafficking, and emphasizes the importance of continuing this 
effort as part of the bureau's broader mission to detect and 
disrupt all forms of financial crime. Wherever possible, the 
bureau shall marshal its unique expertise in analyzing 
financial flows for this important effort in the course of 
ongoing strategic operations, such as the Southwest Border 
Initiative.
    BSA Modernization.--The Committee is pleased with the 
progress that FinCEN is making on BSA modernization, notably 
the successful migration of historical data from the legacy 
system. Nonetheless, the Committee expects the Department, the 
Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Management and 
Budget to continue to vigorously oversee the information 
technology modernization effort to ensure its success.
 
                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund
 
 
                              (RESCISSION)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................     -$950,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................      -830,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................      -830,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................      +120,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Committee recommends a rescission of $830,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund, which is 
$120,000,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the 
request. Of the funds rescinded, $38,000,000 are rescinded 
permanently.
    The funds collected, disbursed and rescinded out of the 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund (the Fund) are incidental to law 
enforcement activities and priorities that led to the seizures 
and forfeitures. Disrupting and dismantling criminal 
organizations that pose the greatest threat to public safety 
and security is the highest priority of any law enforcement 
agency. The Fund can ensure resources are managed efficiently 
to cover the costs of an effective asset seizure and forfeiture 
program, including the costs of seizing, evaluating, 
inventorying, maintaining, protecting, advertising, forfeiting 
and disposing of property, but it must not be used to augment 
agency funding or to circumvent the appropriations process. 
Reliance on the Fund to offset the day-to-day operations, or to 
pay for new activities, creates an incentive to pursue cases 
suspected of high valued forfeitures rather than to target 
individuals or organizations that perpetrate the worst crimes 
against society.
    In addition to the Department of the Treasury, the 
Department of Homeland Security is the other primary 
participant in the Fund since it does not have the authority or 
expertise to operate its own forfeiture fund. In fiscal year 
2011, Department of Homeland Security activities resulted in 
approximately 32 percent of the collections to the Fund and 
accounted for approximately 54 percent of the costs incurred by 
the Fund. In recent years, the available balances in the Fund 
have increased as the Federal government has taken enforcement 
actions against large banks, increasing the surplus funding 
available. This surplus funding can either be used to fund law 
enforcement expenses to enhance forfeiture capabilities, be 
held in reserve or be rescinded. In considering the allocation 
or rescission of surplus resources in the Fund, the Committee 
directs the Administration not to use a formulaic approach 
where agencies that conduct seizures automatically get to spend 
or rescind surplus balances. The resources in the Fund should 
not be considered a ``bounty'' for the collecting agencies. 
Future proposed rescissions and super surplus spending requests 
should be based on programmatic need and funding priorities, 
not a predetermined formula. Using a formulaic approach, such 
as distributing super surplus funds and rescissions in 
proportion to an agency's collections, would distort the role 
of the Fund.
    The Committee directs the Department to submit a detailed 
table every month reporting the interest earned, forfeiture 
revenue collected, unobligated balances, recoveries, expenses 
to date, and expenses estimated for the remainder of the fiscal 
year.
 
                      Financial Management Service
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $217,805,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................     [210,429,000]
Recommended in the bill...............................       208,229,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -9,576,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................     [-2,200,000]
 
*The budget request proposes merging the Financial Management Service
  (FMS) and Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) into a new account titled
  the ``Fiscal Service''. This amount represents funding for FMS in the
  request.
 
    The Financial Management Service (FMS) is the Federal 
government's central financial agent, collecting all Federal 
revenue and disbursing all Federal payments. FMS also develops 
and implements reliable and efficient financial methods and 
systems to operate the government's cash management, credit 
management, and debt collection programs in order to maintain 
government accounts and report on the status of the 
government's finances. In addition, the FMS is the primary 
agency for collecting Federal non-tax debt owed to the 
government.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $208,229,000 
for the FMS, which is $9,576,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$2,200,000 less than the request. Of the funds provided, 
$4,210,000 is available until September 30, 2015, for 
information systems modernization, and $2,500 for official 
reception and representation expenses.
    The Committee appreciates the savings which FMS has already 
achieved through the sharing of certain services with the 
Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD). For fiscal year 2013, the 
budget request proposes to consolidate the FMS and BPD into one 
appropriation called the Fiscal Service. While the Committee 
appreciates the future savings projected to be achieved through 
this consolidation, the details of this merger are yet to be 
seen. The Committee will continue to monitor consolidation 
plans as they evolve and may support consolidation if 
additional information justifying the change is provided. The 
Committee has asked the Treasury Inspector General to look at 
the consolidation plans and report to the Committee as to their 
feasibility
 
                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $99,878,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        96,786,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        95,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -4,878,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,786,000
 
 
    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is 
responsible for the enforcement of laws designed to eliminate 
certain illicit activities and to regulate lawful activities 
relating to distilled spirits, beer, wine and nonbeverage 
alcohol products, and tobacco. TTB focuses on collecting 
revenue; reducing taxpayer burden and improving service while 
preventing diversion; and protecting the public and preventing 
consumer deception in certain regulated commodities.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $95,000,000 
for the TTB, which is $4,878,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$1,786,000 less than the request. As requested, no funds are 
provided for the cost of special law enforcement agents.
 
                           United States Mint
 
 
               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND
 
    The United States Mint manufactures coins, receives 
deposits of gold and silver bullion, and safeguards the Federal 
Government's holdings of monetary metals. In 1997, Congress 
established the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund 
(Public Law 104-52), which authorized the Mint to use proceeds 
from the sale of coins to finance the costs of its operations 
and consolidated all existing Mint accounts into a single fund. 
Public Law 104-52 also provided that, in certain situations, 
the levels of capital investments for circulating coins and 
protective services shall factor into the decisions of the 
Congress.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $19,000,000, which is $1,000,000 less than fiscal 
year 2012 and the same as the request.
 
                       Bureau of the Public Debt
 
 
                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $173,635,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................     [150,102,000]
Recommended in the bill...............................       147,943,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -25,692,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................     [-2,159,000]
 
*The budget request proposes merging the Financial Management Service
  (FMS) and Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) into a new account titled
  the ``Fiscal Service''. This amount represents funding for BPD in the
  request.
 
    The Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD) is responsible for the 
conduct of all public debt operations and the promotion of the 
sale of U.S. securities.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $147,943,000 
for Administering the Public Debt. Language is included that 
reduces the total amount by no more than $1,000,000 as 
definitive security issue fees and Treasury Direct Investor 
Account Maintenance fees are collected, so as to result in a 
final fiscal year 2013 appropriation of $146,943,000. Of this 
amount, the Committee recommends $2,500 for official reception 
and representation expenses. The recommended amount is 
$25,692,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $2,159,000 less than 
the request.
    The Committee notes the proposed merger of BPD and the FMS 
into one appropriation called the Fiscal Service. The 
Committee's concerns regarding this merger are explained under 
the FMS heading.
 
   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account
 
 
 
 
 
Appropriation fiscal year 2012........................      $221,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       221,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       221,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) 
Fund provides grants, loans, equity investments, and technical 
assistance, on a competitive basis, to new and existing CDFIs 
such as community development banks, community development 
credit unions, and housing and microenterprise loan funds. 
Recipients use the funds to support mortgages, small business 
and economic development lending in underserved and distressed 
neighborhoods and to support the availability of financial 
services in these neighborhoods. The CDFI Fund is also 
responsible for implementation of the New Markets Tax Credits.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $221,000,000 
for the CDFI Fund program, which is the same as fiscal year 
2012 and the request. Of the amounts provided, $12,000,000 is 
for Native Initiatives and $20,465,000 is for the 
administrative expenses for all programs. No funds are 
designated for the Bank on USA, Healthy Food Financing 
Initiative, or Bond Guarantee programs.
    Territories and Rural Communities.--The Committee notes the 
lack of CDFIs serving the territories and rural communities. 
The goals of the CDFI programs apply equally to distressed 
communities located both near and far from financial centers. 
The CDFI Fund, however, establishes goals based on the 
composition of financial institutions that apply for grants and 
loans in a given year, rather than the needs of the communities 
in distress. Consequently, some communities in distress may 
never expect support from the CDFI Fund because no certified 
financial institution serves that community.
    The Committee directs the CDFI Fund to address the 
persistent lack of support for the territories and rural areas 
by requiring that not less 20 percent of the assistance 
provided by CDFI are for financial institutions that serve 
persistent poverty counties, which are defined as counties 
where 20 percent of the population lived in poverty over the 
past 30 years, as measured by the 1990, 2000, and 2010 
decennial censuses. The Committee further directs the CDFI to 
submit a report on its effort to explain the certification 
process to financial institutions located in the territories 
and rural communities and to highlight the unmet capital and 
financial services needs of the territories and rural 
communities to existing certified financial institutions no 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act.
 
                        Internal Revenue Service
 
 
                           TAXPAYER SERVICES
 
 
 
 
Appropriations, fiscal year 2012......................    $2,239,703,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................     2,253,133,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,239,703,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -13,430,000
 
 
    The Taxpayer Services appropriation provides for taxpayer 
services, including forms and publications; processing tax 
returns and related documents; filing and account services; 
taxpayer advocacy services; and assisting taxpayers to 
understand their tax obligations, correctly file their returns, 
and pay taxes due in a timely manner.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,239,703,000 
for Taxpayer Services, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 
and $13,430,000 less than the request. The Committee provides 
the same level of funding for taxpayer services grant programs 
as in fiscal year 2012 and as requested: not less than 
$5,600,000 for Tax Counseling for the Elderly grants, not less 
than $9,750,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic grants, and not 
less than $12,000,000 for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
(VITA) grants. In addition, the Committee recommends not less 
than $205,000,000 for operating expenses of the Taxpayer 
Advocate Service.
    Pre-Filled or ``Simple'' Tax Returns.--The Committee 
appreciated the Commissioner's March 2011 testimony and the 
assurances that the IRS is not developing a pre-filled or 
``simple'' tax return program. The Committee believes that 
converting a voluntary compliance system to a bill presentment 
model would represent a significant change in the relationship 
between taxpayers and their government. The simple return model 
would also strain IRS resources and the data retrieval systems 
required would create new burdens on employers, particularly 
small businesses. In addition, a fundamental conflict of 
interest seems to be inherent in the nation's tax collector and 
compliance enforcer taking on the simultaneous role of tax 
preparer and financial advisor. The Committee expects that the 
IRS will not begin work on a simple tax return pilot program or 
associated systems without first seeking specific authorization 
and appropriations from Congress, and should instead focus on 
helping Congress and the Administration achieve real tax 
simplification and reform.
    Identity Theft.--Identity theft remains the soft underbelly 
of the IRS. In these cases, taxpayers, who are otherwise 
complying with their tax obligations, have their refunds 
delayed and are drawn unwittingly into the IRS examination 
process. The Committee directs the IRS to submit a report by 
January 31, 2013, on the number of taxpayers who have had their 
tax return rejected because their Social Security number was 
improperly used by another individual to commit tax fraud. The 
report shall include the average time to resolve the situation 
and provide innocent taxpayers with their refund, when a refund 
is due. In addition, the report shall provide the number of 
these cases which were not resolved within 45 days, the number 
of cases involving taxpayer identification numbers of residents 
of the territories, and discuss the actions the IRS plans to 
take to expedite resolution for these taxpayers and to prevent 
similar identity theft issues from taking place in the future. 
Furthermore, the IRS shall consult with and include the 
comments of the National Taxpayer Advocate and the Federal 
Trade Commission before submitting the report to the Committee.
 
                              ENFORCEMENT
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................    $5,299,367,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................     5,701,670,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,299,367,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................      -402,303,000
 
 
    The Enforcement appropriation provides for the examination 
of tax returns, both domestic and international; the 
administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of 
examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the internal revenue 
laws; identifying underreporting of tax obligations; securing 
unfiled tax returns; and collecting unpaid accounts.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,299,367,000 
for Enforcement, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and 
$402,303,000 less than the request. Of the funds provided, the 
Committee recommends not less than $60,257,000 to support IRS 
activities under the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 
program. None of the funds requested for implementation of the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are provided.
    Reporting Interest Paid to Nonresident Aliens.--The 
Committee strongly believes that further action and 
clarification are needed regarding the Reporting Interest Paid 
to Nonresident Aliens (NRA) regulations that apply to payments 
of interest made after December 31, 2012. The final regulations 
included a list of countries with which the U.S. has a tax 
treaty or information exchange agreement. All countries on this 
list qualify for automatic information reports unless the U.S. 
determines that a country should not receive the information 
due to concerns regarding misuse of the information or the 
existence of other factors that would make it inappropriate.
    While these confidentiality and safeguard requirements 
provide a measure of comfort, the Committee is concerned that 
some countries on the list have a well-known history of human 
rights violations. However unlikely the U.S. is to 
automatically exchange information with these countries, U.S. 
financial institutions are still required to file information 
returns for NRA customers that are residents of such a country.
    The Committee believes that the IRS should consider 
publishing on its public website a list of countries with which 
it is actively and automatically exchanging information about 
interest paid to NRAs. In addition, the Committee believes that 
the IRS should consider limiting the reporting requirement to 
only countries it is actively and automatically exchanging 
information about interest paid to NRAs. Finally, the Committee 
thinks that the IRS should consider establishing a program for 
monitoring the countries that it is actively and automatically 
exchanging information about interest paid to NRAs for 
compliance with confidentiality and safeguard requirements.
    Healthcare.--During fiscal year 2010, the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) allocated an estimated $20 
million to IRS for healthcare implementation without the 
Committee's knowledge. HHS provided an additional $168 million 
during fiscal year 2011 and is expected to provide $332 million 
during 2012. The Committee prohibits further such transfers 
during fiscal year 2013 in section 106 of this Act.
    The Committee notes that an advance notice of proposed 
regulation titled ``Determination of Government Plan Status'' 
may prohibit charter school teachers from participating in 
State retirement systems. The Committee appreciates the meeting 
that IRS held with representatives of charter schools in May 
and encourages the IRS to continue to elicit comments from the 
public.
 
                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................    $3,947,416,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................     4,476,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,947,416,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................      -528,784,000
 
 
    The Operations Support appropriation provides for overall 
planning and direction of the IRS, including shared service 
support related to facilities services, rent payments, 
printing, postage, and security. Specific activities include 
headquarters management activities such as strategic planning, 
communications and liaison, finance, human resources, Equal 
Employment Opportunity and diversity, research, information 
technology, and telecommunications.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,947,416,000 
for Operations Support, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 
and $528,784,000 less than the request. Of the funds provided, 
not less than $2,000,000 is for the IRS Oversight Board and 
$25,000 is for official reception and representation expenses. 
None of the funds requested for implementation of the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act are provided.
 
                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $330,210,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       330,210,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       330,210,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Business Systems Modernization (BSM) appropriation 
provides funding to modernize key business systems of the 
Internal Revenue Service.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $330,210,000 
for BSM, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and the request.
    The Committee is pleased with the progress that the IRS has 
made with regards to the CADE2 program, which was successfully 
launched in January 2012 and used during the 2012 filing 
season. The individual account records of 140 million taxpayers 
can now be stored in a modern database that has the capability 
to update taxpayer account information on a daily basis, which 
has accelerated the disbursement of refunds and will provide 
more timely information for communicating with taxpayers.
    The funds provided under this heading for both 2012 and 
2013 are watershed amounts. In previous years, funding for BSM 
was closer to $250 million. While the Committee understands 
that IRS is building capabilities into CADE2 such as linking 
historical returns with current returns and building a single 
interest and penalty calculator, the major costs of development 
and implementation are completed. The Committee expects funding 
requests to begin to decline as the IRS realizes savings from 
retiring legacy systems.
 
          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the 
case of Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the 
IRS to any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer 
rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and 
procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer 
information and protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased staffing 
to provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line 
service for taxpayers.
    Section 105. The Committee includes a new provision that 
moves the IRS's authority to hire experts and consultants into 
a single IRS-wide provision.
    Section 106. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available in the healthcare reform act 
from being transferred to the IRS for implementing the 
healthcare reform act.
 
         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 107. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes the Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for 
motor vehicles that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are 
overseas without regard to the general purchase price 
limitations; to enter into contracts with the State Department 
for health and medical services for Treasury employees that are 
overseas; and to hire experts or consultants.
    Section 108. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Special Inspector General 
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program'', ``Office of Inspector 
General'', ``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network'', and ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 109. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 110. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
funds for the purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the 
purchase is consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 111. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from and reimbursements to ``Financial 
Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of 
debt collection.
    Section 113. The Committee continues a provision extending 
a pay demonstration program.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this or any other Act from being used to 
merge the Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without 
the approval of the House and Senate Committees of 
jurisdiction.
    Section 116. The Committee continues a provision deeming 
that funds for the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-
related activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 
2013 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2013.
    Section 117. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the 
Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and representation 
expenses.
    Section 118. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the Department to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 119. The Committee includes a new provision as 
requested to allow the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to 
share more information with their foreign counterparts.
    Section 120. The administrative expenses of the Office of 
Financial Research (OFR) and Office of Financial Stability 
Oversight (OFS) are funded through mandatory sources that are 
outside of the appropriation process. As a counterweight 
against unlimited spending, the Committee includes a new 
provision that requires a quarterly report from both the OFR 
and OFS.
    Section 121. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires the Department to submit a report on its Working 
Capital Fund.
 
 TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO 
                             THE PRESIDENT
 
    Funds appropriated in this title provide for the staff and 
operations of the White House, along with other organizations 
within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) which 
formulate and coordinate policy on behalf of the President, 
such as the National Security Council and the Office of 
Management and Budget. The title also includes the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy and certain expenses of the Vice 
President.
    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$649,661,000 for this title which is $9,003,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2012 level. The Committee is disappointed that the 
Administration's request did not propose additional reductions 
for the EOP Salaries and Expenses accounts. The Committee 
believes that the chief executive of any organization 
experiencing a fiscal crisis should share in the funding 
sacrifice along with the rest of the organization. Therefore, 
the Committee has reduced the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation for each organization under this heading.
    No funds are provided for the implementation of the 
National Ocean Policy.
    Midnight Regulations.--Prior Administrations of both 
parties have issued thousands of pages of regulations during 
the lame duck period of an outgoing Administration. The 
Committee believes that non-emergency regulations issued by an 
Administration during a lame duck period generally serve only 
political purposes, disregard transparency and accountability, 
and have an outsized effect on the legitimate policy aims of an 
incoming Administration. During the current Administration's 
lame duck period, either in 2012 or 2016, the Committee hopes 
that it will respect the will of the American people and not 
abuse its regulatory authority. The Committee also believes 
that regardless when they are finalized, all regulations should 
undergo a transparent review process including a rigorous cost 
benefit analysis.
 
                            The White House
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $56,974,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        56,974,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        54,125,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -2,849,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -2,849,000
 
 
    The White House Salaries and Expenses account supports 
staff and administrative services necessary for the direct 
support of the President.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,125,000 
for the White House, which is $2,849,000 less than fiscal year 
2012 and the request. The recommendation includes sufficient 
funds to support the Office of National AIDS Policy.
 
                 Executive Residence at the White House
 
 
                           OPERATING EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $13,425,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        13,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,754,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -671,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -446,000
 
 
    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, and 
operation of the Executive Residence, including official and 
ceremonial functions of the President.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,754,000 
for the Operating Expenses of the Executive Residence, which is 
$671,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $446,000 less than the 
request. The bill continues the same restrictions on 
reimbursable expenses for use of the Executive Residence as 
were included in past years.
 
                   White House Repair and Restoration
 
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................          $750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................           750,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           713,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................           -37,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........           -37,000
 
 
    Funding in this account provides for the repair, 
alteration, and improvement of the Executive Residence at the 
White House.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $713,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, which is $37,000 less than 
fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
                      Council of Economic Advisers
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $4,192,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         4,192,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,150,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................           -42,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........           -42,000
 
 
    The Council of Economic Advisers analyzes the national 
economy and its various segments, advises the President on 
economic developments, recommends policies for economic growth 
and stability, appraises economic programs and policies of the 
Federal Government, and assists in preparation of the annual 
Economic Report of the President.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,150,000 for 
the Council of Economic Advisers, which is $42,000 less than 
the fiscal year 2012 level and the request.
 
        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $13,048,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        13,048,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,983,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................           -65,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........           -65,000
 
 
    The National Security Council and the Homeland Security 
Council have been combined to form the National Security Staff 
which advises and assists the President in the integration of 
domestic, foreign, military, intelligence, and economic aspects 
of national security policy, and serves as the principal means 
of coordinating executive departments and agencies in the 
development and implementation of national security and 
homeland security policies.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,983,000 
for the National Security Council and Homeland Security 
Council, which is $65,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and the 
request.
 
                        Office of Administration
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $112,952,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       114,952,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       107,304,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -5,648,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........        -7,648,000
 
 
    The Office of Administration is responsible for providing 
administrative services to the Executive Office of the 
President. These services include financial, personnel, 
procurement, information technology, records management, and 
general office services.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $107,304,000 
for the Office of Administration, which is $5,648,000 less than 
fiscal year 2012 and $7,648,000 less than the request. Of the 
recommended amount, up to $10,403,000 is available until 
expended for modernization of the information technology 
infrastructure within the Executive Office of the President.
    The Office of Administration is directed to provide an 
annual report to the Committee, at the same time the 
President's budget is submitted to Congress, detailing its 
progress on information technology modernization, including the 
amounts obligated and expended, and for what purposes, specific 
milestones achieved, and requirements and specific plans for 
further investment.
 
                    Office of Management and Budget
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $89,456,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        91,542,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        80,510,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -8,946,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -11,032,000
 
 
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the 
President in the discharge of budgetary, economic, management, 
and other executive responsibilities.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $80,510,000 
for OMB, which is $8,946,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$11,032,000 less than the request. The recommendation also 
continues several long-standing provisos, not requested by the 
President, limiting certain OMB activities.
    The Committee provides sufficient funds for OMB to consult 
with and provide Congressional Committees with an appropriate 
number of printed and electronic copies of the President's 
fiscal year 2014 budget request including documents such as the 
Appendix, Historical Tables and Analytical Perspectives. The 
Committee believes that if the Administration wants the 
Congress to consider its proposed budget that it should provide 
the Congress with copies of the budget request.
    The Committee directs that OMB provide additional detailed 
information on its operations. For the fiscal year 2013 
financial plan required by section 608 of this Act and the 
fiscal year 2014 budget request, the Committee directs that OMB 
provide obligations and full-time equivalents for the following 
activities: Executive Direction, OMB-Wide Support Offices, 
Resource Management Office, and Statutory Offices. Within 
Statutory Offices, the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs and the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator shall be displayed separately. Executive Direction 
shall include the Office of the Director, Deputy Director, 
Deputy Director for Management, Executive Associate Director, 
and Chief of Staff. This information will be used as the 
baseline for reprogramming and deviations shall be subject to 
the procedures established in section 608 of this Act.
    The Committee believes that the American people benefit 
when professional staff of the Committee and the OMB are able 
to effectively communicate regarding the technical budget and 
legal issues such as implementation of a sequester. The 
Committee hopes that OMB will work to improve its relationship 
with the Committee on these matters.
    The budget request proposes $1,000,000 in a separate 
appropriation for the administrative costs of the Partnership 
Fund for Program Integrity Innovation. The Committee supports 
OMB's efforts to find ways to reduce the cost of State 
administered-Federally funded programs and believes it to be a 
core mission of OMB. The recommendation includes sufficient 
funds within the Salaries and Expenses appropriation for OMB to 
continue the administration of this effort.
    Within the level of funds provided, the Committee continues 
to support the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator (IPEC) and its important mission.
    Within 90 days of enactment of this Act, OMB shall submit a 
report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees that 
details how the Administration is ensuring that Executive 
Branch agencies are complying with all applicable laws, 
regulations and Executive Orders related to travel, conferences 
and employee awards.
    The Committee is concerned that Federal agencies purchasing 
online advertisements may unwittingly have advertisements 
appear on websites operated by those engaged in criminal 
activity, including sites proliferating malware, child 
pornography, or engaged in identity theft, theft of 
intellectual property or counterfeiting. The Committee believes 
the OMB should review this issue and provide guidance to the 
Executive Branch agencies if necessary. OMB is directed to 
report to the Committee within 180 days of enactment of this 
Act on its progress in addressing this issue.
    The Committee looks forward to the submission of the 
required examination of OMB Circular A-94 regarding government-
wide efficiencies and proper anticipation of the cost of major 
infrastructure projects. The Committee appreciates the time and 
resources OMB has expended on this effort, especially its 
outreach to various stakeholders and its evaluation of the 
considerable analytical tools which can help the government set 
and meet performance goals while reducing government spending.
    In order to build on this effort to promote effectiveness, 
the Committee directs OMB to continue the effort to improve 
cost-benefit analyses and practices government-wide by 
incorporating life cycle cost analysis, and to report to 
Congress within 180 days of enactment of this Act on the status 
of further development of tools and materials being used to 
implement life-cycle cost analysis in Federal departments and 
agencies to meet their various and unique purposes.
    The Committee appreciates the efforts of the Administration 
to make more geospatial data available to the State and local 
governments, and the public through data.gov. In addition to 
providing more information to the public, better coordination 
and sharing of geospatial information collected at all levels 
of government can lead to significant costs savings and improve 
government performance. OMB is directed to submit a report to 
the Committee within 90 days of enactment of this Act outlining 
the Administration's efforts to further increase the amount of 
geospatial data that is made available to the public and shared 
across all levels of government.
 
                 Office of National Drug Control Policy
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $24,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        23,413,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,296,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,204,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -117,000
 
 
    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and most 
recently reauthorized in 2006. The Office is the President's 
primary source of support for counter-drug policy development 
and program oversight. Its responsibilities include developing 
and updating a National Drug Control Strategy, developing a 
National Drug Control Budget, and coordinating and evaluating 
the implementation of Federal drug control activities.
    In addition, ONDCP manages several counter-drug programs 
which are discussed under the ``Federal Drug Control Programs'' 
heading below. These include the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and Drug-Free Communities 
grants.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,296,000 
for ONDCP Salaries and Expenses, $1,204,000 less than fiscal 
year 2012 and $117,000 less than the request. The Committee 
expects ONDCP to focus resources on the counter-drug policy 
development, coordination and evaluation functions which are 
the primary mission of the Office and the original reason for 
its existence.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with 
methamphetamine production, trafficking and its widespread 
abuse. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration's 
National Seizures System, the total number of laboratories 
seized nationwide was approximately 24.5 percent higher in 2011 
than in 2010. The Committee directs ONDCP to continue to work 
with various agencies, such as the Departments of Justice, 
State, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, along 
with State and local governments, to develop and implement 
strategies to reduce the demand for and supply of 
methamphetamine in the U.S.
    The National Drug Control Strategy (Strategy) serves as a 
comprehensive plan to reduce illicit drug use and its 
consequences in the United States and the territories. The 
Committee notes that the Strategy does not adequately address 
the problem of drug trafficking and associated violence in the 
territories. The Committee expects ONDCP to give appropriate 
consideration to the territories in preparing future reports.
    The Committee directs the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy to develop a biennial Caribbean Border Counternarcotics 
Strategy, on terms equivalent to the existing Southwest Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy and the Northern Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy. This strategy shall be publicly 
available within 180 days of the date of enactment of this Act.
 
                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS
 
             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $238,522,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       200,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       238,522,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       +38,522,000
 
 
    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program 
provides resources to Federal and State, local, and tribal 
agencies in designated HIDTAs to combat the production, 
transportation and distribution of illegal drugs; to seize 
assets derived from drug trafficking; to address violence in 
drug-plagued communities; and to disrupt the drug marketplace.
    Currently, 28 HIDTAs operate in 45 States plus the District 
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Each HIDTA is 
managed by an Executive Board comprised of equal numbers of 
Federal, State, local or tribal officials. Each HIDTA Executive 
Board is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives 
for the specific drug trafficking threats in its region. 
Intelligence and information sharing are key elements of all 
HIDTA programs.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $238,522,000 
for the HIDTA Program, the same as the fiscal year 2012 level 
and $38,522,000 more than the request. The Committee believes 
that the HIDTA program has demonstrated its effectiveness and 
can serve as an important tool in combating problems of drug 
trafficking and drug-related violence.
    The Committee includes language requiring that existing 
HIDTAs receive funding at least equal to the fiscal year 2012 
base allocation level unless the Director submits a 
justification for doing otherwise to the Committees on 
Appropriations, based on clearly articulated priorities and 
published performance measures.
    The recommendation includes language directing ONDCP to 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the initial 
allocation of HIDTA funds no later than 45 days after 
enactment, and to notify the Committees of the proposed use of 
discretionary funds no later than 90 days after enactment. The 
language directs the ONDCP Director to work in consultation 
with the HIDTA Directors in determining the uses of that 
discretionary funding.
    The Committee is troubled by recent events that have 
highlighted ONDCP's lack of oversight over the HIDTA program. 
The Committee expects funds appropriated for the HIDTA program 
to be used for its intended mission of combatting drug 
trafficking and drug-related violence. HIDTA directors are 
required by law to obtain approval from the Director of ONDCP 
for the use of appropriated funds on activities that fall 
outside of the traditional responsibilities of the HIDTA 
program. At the same time, the Committee expects ONDCP to 
conduct appropriate oversight of the HIDTA program to ensure 
the integrity and effectiveness of the program and protect the 
investment of taxpayer dollars. The Committee is disappointed 
by ONDCP's lack of oversight of the HIDTA program and 
subsequent response to the Committee's inquiry into its 
oversight role. Therefore, the Committee directs ONDCP to 
review its current procedures for conducting oversight and 
develop a more comprehensive audit and evaluation process of 
the HIDTA program. The Committee directs ONDCP to report to the 
Committee on its efforts within 60 days of enactment of this 
Act.
    Finally, the Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and related 
activities.
 
                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $105,550,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       118,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       105,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          +350,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -12,700,000
 
 
    This account supports a variety of other drug control 
activities managed or undertaken by ONDCP.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $105,900,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, which is $350,000 more 
than fiscal year 2012 and $12,700,000 less than the request. 
The recommended level for fiscal year 2013 is distributed among 
specific programs and activities as follows:
 
Drug-Free Communities...................................     $92,000,000
Media and outreach activities...........................           - - -
Anti-Doping activities..................................       9,500,000
World Anti-Doping Agency dues...........................       1,900,000
Drug Courts.............................................       1,300,000
State Drug Law Assistance...............................       1,200,000
 
    Within the total for the account, the Committee recommends 
$92,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities program, the same as 
fiscal year 2012 and $3,400,000 above the request. This program 
makes grants of up to $125,000 per year to support local 
coalitions to develop and implement community-based plans to 
reduce drug abuse among youth. These coalitions are required to 
include participants from a wide range of interests, including 
local government agencies, schools, the media, service 
organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth, and the 
business community. Local matching contributions are required. 
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and may be renewed 
for up to five years, after which time the coalition must 
compete again for any further funding.
    Within this account, the Committee recommends $9,500,000 
for anti-doping activities, $500,000 more than fiscal year 2012 
and $1,500,000 more than the request. Anti-doping activities 
support athlete drug testing programs, research initiatives, 
educational programs, and enforce compliance with the World 
Anti-Doping Code. In addition, the Committee recommends 
$1,900,000 for the United States membership dues to the World 
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the same as fiscal year 2012 and the 
request. WADA is the international agency created to promote, 
coordinate, and monitor efforts against doping and illicit drug 
use in sport on a global basis.
    The Committee recommends no funding for media and outreach, 
the same as fiscal year 2012, rather than the $20,000,000 
included in the request for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media 
Campaign.
    Additionally, the Committee includes $1,300,000 for drug 
court training and technical assistance and $1,200,000 for 
assistance to States in implementing effective drug laws.
    All funds under this heading are to be awarded under a 
competitive process.
 
              Information Technology Oversight and Reform
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    These funds support efforts to improve the Federal 
Government's investments in information technology (IT).
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000 
which is equal to fiscal year 2012 and the request. The 
recommendation renames this account to more accurately reflect 
its purpose. The Committee appreciates the Administration's 
efforts to improve program and contract management of 
information technology (IT) investments as well as the 
Administration's efforts to utilize cloud computing and 
consolidate data centers. However, much more needs to be done 
to improve the management of the Federal Government's nearly 
$80,000,000,000 annual investment in IT. In order to better 
understand the results of the Administration's IT reform 
efforts and the savings generated, bill language is continued 
requiring the submission of quarterly reports on savings 
identified by fiscal year, agency and appropriation. This 
information will not only inform the Committee on the results 
of OMB's IT reforms but will also inform the Committee's 
decisions on funding IT projects in agencies across the Federal 
government.
 
                  Special Assistance to the President
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $4,328,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         4,328,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,112,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -216,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -216,000
 
 
    These funds support the executive functions of the Office 
of the Vice President.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,112,000 for 
the Office of the Vice President, which is $216,000 less than 
fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
                Official Residence of the Vice President
 
 
                           OPERATING EXPENSES
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................          $307,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................           307,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           292,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................           -15,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -15,000
 
 
    These funds support the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence and specifically support equipment, 
furnishings, dining facilities, and services required to 
perform and discharge the Vice President's official duties, 
functions and obligations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $292,000 for 
the Operating Expenses of the Vice President's residence, which 
is $15,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 201. The Committee includes language permitting the 
transfer of not to exceed ten percent of funds between various 
accounts within the Executive Office of the President, with 
advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 202. The Committee includes language requiring the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit a 
report to the Committee on improving regulation and regulatory 
review.
    Section 203. The Committee continues language requiring the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget to report on 
the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).
    Section 204. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to prepare, sign or approve statements abrogating 
legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the 
Senate and signed by the President.
    Section 205. The Committee includes language requiring the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report 
to the Appropriations and Budget Committees on the 
implementation of sequestration required under section 251(a) 
of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
1985. $5,000,000 of OMB's Salaries and Expenses appropriation 
shall not be available for obligation until this report is 
submitted.
    Section 206. The Committee includes language requiring the 
President to submit a detailed report on the sequestration 
required by section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985 for January 2, 2013.
 
                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY
 
    The funds recommended by the Committee in title III of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
probation and pretrial services officers, public defenders, 
court clerks, law clerks, and other supporting personnel, as 
well as security costs, information technology, and other 
expenses of the Federal Judiciary.
    The Committee recommends a total of $6,509,493,000 in 
discretionary funding for the Judiciary in fiscal year 2013, 
which is $22,625,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$209,276,000 less than the request. The Committee recognizes 
that the number of cases filed and the number of persons under 
supervision is not under the control of the Judiciary. However, 
the Committee believes the Judiciary needs to continue its cost 
containment efforts and identify ways to reduce staffing, 
travel, conferences, space and other financial requirements 
through the use of technology and best practices.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain multiyear funding 
authorities. The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to 
offset its direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with 
prior year practices and section 608 of this Act, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to submit a financial plan, within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances. This financial plan will be the baseline 
for purposes of reprogramming notification.
 
                   Supreme Court of the United States
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $74,819,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        77,165,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,992,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          +173,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -2,173,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,992,000 
for fiscal year 2013 for the salaries and expenses of personnel 
and the cost of operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care 
of the building and grounds. The recommendation is $173,000 
more than fiscal year 2012 and is $2,173,000 less than the 
request. The increased funding provided above the fiscal year 
2012 level is to annualize the cost of twelve additional police 
officers partially funded during fiscal year 2012. The 
Committee continues to include bill language making $2,000,000 
available until expended for the purpose of making information 
technology investments. The Committee requests that the Court 
include an annual report with its budget justification 
materials, showing information technology carryover balances 
and describing expenditures made in the previous fiscal year 
and planned expenditures in the budget year.
 
                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $8,159,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        11,963,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,259,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +1,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -2,704,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,259,000 for 
fiscal year 2013, to remain available until expended, for 
personnel and other services relating to the structural and 
mechanical care of the Supreme Court building and grounds. The 
Architect of the Capitol has responsibility for these functions 
and supervises the use of this appropriation. The 
recommendation is $1,100,000 above the current year and 
$2,704,000 less than the request. The increased funding 
provided above fiscal year 2012 is for upgrading the Supreme 
Court police radio infrastructure. The recommendation does not 
provide the requested $2,500,000 increase for facade 
restoration at this time.
 
         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $32,511,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        34,328,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        32,511,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,817,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has exclusive 
national jurisdiction over a large number of diverse subject 
areas, including government contracts, patents, trademarks, 
Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $32,511,000 for fiscal year 
2013, which is equal to the current year and $1,817,000 less 
than the request.
 
               United States Court of International Trade
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $21,447,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        22,880,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,447,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,433,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Court of International Trade has exclusive nationwide 
jurisdiction of civil actions against the United States and 
certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising out 
of import transactions, and administration and enforcement of 
the Federal customs and international trade laws. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $21,447,000 for fiscal year 
2013, which is equal to fiscal year 2012 and $1,433,000 less 
than the request.
 
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................    $5,015,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................     5,148,799,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,989,123,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -25,877,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................      -159,676,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,989,123,000 
for the operations of the regional courts of appeals, district 
courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and 
probation and pretrial services offices. The recommendation is 
$25,877,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $159,676,000 less 
than the request.
    The Committee appreciates that over the past year the 
Judiciary has reduced court support and probation officer 
staffing by approximately 1,200 positions. The level of funding 
provided reduces funding for travel, conferences and other 
discretionary activities in clerks and chambers operations.
    The Committee is concerned with the cost and amount of 
space occupied by the Judiciary. In spite of staffing 
reductions in recent years, during fiscal year 2013 the courts 
are estimated to occupy an additional 728,000 square feet. The 
Committee recognizes that changes to the Judiciary's space 
footprint cannot be changed overnight. However, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to do more to manage its space rental 
costs and has included an administrative provision requiring 
the Judicial Conference to develop a plan to freeze Judiciary 
space in fiscal year 2014 and begin reducing it starting in 
fiscal year 2015.
    The Judicial Conference is directed to report to the 
Committee within 90 days of enactment of this Act on the steps 
necessary to merge the separate appropriations for the United 
States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and 
United States Court of International Trade (CIT) into the 
Courts of Appeals, District Courts and Other Judicial Services, 
Salaries and Expenses and Court Security appropriations. During 
times of declining resources, the Committee wants to ensure 
that all courts are complying with the cost containment efforts 
of the Judicial Conference. The report shall include 
information on the necessary legislative and funding changes 
needed to merge the appropriations and the actions necessary to 
ensure that the CAFC and CIT adhere to Judicial Conference 
policies in areas such as security, space, information 
technology, libraries and staffing.
    The Committee understands that four districts have 
consolidated their district and bankruptcy clerks' offices and 
have achieved efficiencies. Section 156(d) of title 28 of the 
United States Code requires approval of the Judicial Conference 
and Congress to consolidate district and bankruptcy clerks' 
offices. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) shall 
review the potential savings that could be generated if 
additional district and bankruptcy clerks' offices are 
consolidated including the impact that a consolidation could 
have on the operations of the courts. In addition, GAO shall 
review the process required to implement a district and 
bankruptcy clerks' office consolidation and evaluate whether it 
could be improved.
 
                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         5,354,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          +100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -254,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $5,100,000 for 
fiscal year 2013 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund to cover expenses of the United States Court of Federal 
Claims associated with processing cases under the National 
Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. The recommendation is 
$100,000 more than the current year and $254,000 less than the 
request.
 
                           DEFENDER SERVICES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012......................     $1,031,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013.....................      1,063,517,000
Recommended in the bill..............................      1,031,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012..................              - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013.................        -32,517,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act for 
representation in criminal cases. The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,031,000,000 for fiscal year 2013 which is 
equal to the current year and $32,517,000 less than the 
request. The recommendation does not provide an increase in the 
hourly panel attorney pay rate.
    The sixth amendment to the Constitution provides for the 
right to counsel for those who cannot afford it. This is a very 
important Constitutional protection. However, the Committee is 
concerned that this program has not undergone the same cost 
containment efforts as other Judiciary programs. For example in 
the Judiciary's fiscal year 2012 spending plan, this account 
anticipates increasing spending by more than $30 million while 
the number of representations is estimated to slightly decline. 
The Committee expects the Judicial Conference to subject this 
program to the same level of scrutiny as other Judiciary 
programs. During a time of declining resources, the Judiciary 
must find a way to provide effective representation at 
reasonable costs.
 
                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $51,908,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        54,635,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        54,635,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +2,727,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,635,000 
for payments to jurors, which is $2,727,000 more than fiscal 
year 2012 and equal to the request.
 
                             COURT SECURITY
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $500,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       514,673,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       510,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       +10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -4,673,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $510,000,000 
for Court Security in fiscal year 2013 to provide for necessary 
expenses of security and protective services in courtrooms and 
adjacent areas. This is $10,000,000 more than fiscal year 2012 
and $4,673,000 less than the request. The recommended increase 
over fiscal year 2012 will provide for the highest priority 
security needs identified by the courts and the U.S. Marshals 
Service.
 
           Administrative Office of the United States Courts
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $82,909,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        85,148,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        82,909,000
Bill compared with:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        -2,239,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference in determining Federal 
Judiciary policies, in developing methods to assist the courts 
to conduct business efficiently and economically, and in 
enhancing the use of information technology in the courts. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $82,909,000 for the 
AO, which is equal to fiscal year 2012 and $2,239,000 less than 
the request.
 
                        Federal Judicial Center
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $27,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        27,729,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -729,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) improves the management 
of Federal Judicial dockets and court administration through 
education for judges and staff, and research, evaluation, and 
planning assistance for the courts and the Judicial Conference. 
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,000,000 for 
the FJC for fiscal year 2013, which is equal to the current 
year and $729,000 less than the request.
 
                  United States Sentencing Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $16,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        17,061,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,061,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress. The 
Committee recommends $16,000,000 for the Commission for fiscal 
year 2013, which is $500,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$1,061,000 less than the request.
 
                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 301. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds for salaries and expenses to be available for employment 
of experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109.
    Section 302. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to five percent of any appropriation made available for 
fiscal year 2013 to be transferred between Judiciary 
appropriations provided that no appropriation shall be 
decreased by more than five percent or increased by more than 
ten percent by any such transfer except in certain 
circumstances. In addition, the language provides that any such 
transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
sections 604 and 608 of the accompanying bill and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in those sections.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language to authorize 
a court security pilot program.
    Section 305. The Committee includes language requested by 
the Judicial Conference to extend temporary judgeships in the 
eastern district of Missouri, Kansas, Hawaii, Arizona, the 
northern district of Alabama, the central district of 
California, the southern district of Florida, New Mexico and 
the eastern district of Texas.
    Section 306. The Committee includes new language requiring 
the Judicial Conference to submit a plan to freeze the number 
of square feet funded by the Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation in fiscal year 2014 and reduce the number of 
square feet occupied by the Judiciary by at least 1 percent in 
each of the next four fiscal years.
    Section 307. The Committee includes new language regarding 
the boundaries of divisions in the eastern district of Missouri 
and the northern district of Mississippi. These changes were 
proposed by the Judicial Conference.
    Section 308. The Committee includes new language 
prohibiting funds for circuit judicial conferences in fiscal 
year 2013. In fiscal year 2014 or future years, if the 
Judiciary plans to hold circuit judicial conferences, the 
budget request shall outline the costs, locations and 
justifications for holding such conferences.
 
                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
                             Federal Funds
 
 
              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $30,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        35,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -5,100,000
 
 
    The Resident Tuition Support program provides up to $10,000 
annually for undergraduate District students to attend eligible 
four-year public universities and colleges nationwide at in-
state tuition rates. Grants up to $2,500 per year are available 
for students to attend private institutions in the D.C. 
metropolitan area, private historically black colleges and 
universities nationwide, and public two-year community colleges 
nationwide.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $30,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program, which is the same as 
fiscal year 2012 and $5,100,000 less than the request.
 
   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $14,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        24,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +9,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    As the seat of the national government, the District of 
Columbia has a unique and significant responsibility for 
protecting the property and personnel of the Federal 
government. The Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and 
Security Costs is provided to help address the impact of the 
Federal presence on public safety in the District of Columbia.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $24,700,000 
for emergency planning and security costs, which is $9,800,000 
more than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the request. The 
Committee continues to require a detailed justification be 
submitted with the budget request each year, as well as a 
report detailing any deviation from the plan outlined in the 
justification no later than 60 days after the end of the fiscal 
year. The increase in funding is provided for planning 
activities for the Presidential inauguration.
 
           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $232,841,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       219,651,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       232,181,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -660,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       +12,530,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $232,181,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts, which is 
$660,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $12,530,000 more than 
the request. This amount includes $12,830,000 for the Court of 
Appeals; $113,959,000 for the Superior Court; $66,302,000 for 
the Court System; and $39,090,000 for capital improvements to 
courthouse facilities. The aforementioned amounts include 
funding provided above the requested level to continue 
enhancements provided in fiscal year 2012 and to fund the 
Courts' highest priority security and facilities requirements.
    The Committee directs the District of Columbia Courts to 
provide quarterly expenditures, unobligated balances and 
staffing reports to the Committee for all programs, to be 
submitted within 30 days after the end of each quarter.
 
   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
                                 COURTS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        49,890,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        49,890,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -5,110,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $49,890,000 for Defender Services 
in the District of Columbia Courts, which is $5,110,000 less 
than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the request. The 
Committee directs the District of Columbia Courts to provide 
quarterly expenditure and unobligated balance reports to the 
Committee, within 30 days after the end of each quarter.
 
 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY 
                      FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $212,983,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       215,506,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       214,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +1,217,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,306,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $214,200,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), 
which is $1,217,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and $1,306,000 
less than the request. Of the amounts provided, $155,565,000 is 
for Community Supervision and Sex Offender Registration and 
$58,635,000 is for the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA). The 
recommendation includes an increase above the fiscal year 2012 
level for costs associated with the upcoming expiration of 
facility leases. The Committee includes requested language 
expanding CSOSA's gratuity and gift authority.
    The Committee directs CSOSA to provide a quarterly report 
on its expenditures, unobligated balances and staffing to the 
Committee, to be submitted within 30 days after the end of each 
quarter.
 
  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $37,241,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        39,376,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        38,282,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +1,041,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,094,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $38,282,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 
which is $1,041,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and $1,094,000 
less than the request. The recommended increase above the 
fiscal year 2012 level is for costs associated with the 
upcoming expiration of a facility lease. The Committee includes 
requested language expanding the agency's gift authority.
 
      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $1,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         1,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CCJC) provides a 
forum for District of Columbia and Federal law enforcement to 
identify criminal justice issues and solutions, and improve the 
coordination of their efforts. In addition, the CCJC developed 
and maintains the Justice Integrated Information System which 
provides for the seamless sharing of information with Federal 
and local law enforcement.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,800,000 to 
the CJCC, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and the 
request.
 
                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................          $500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................           500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    This appropriation provides funding for the two judicial 
commissions. The first is the Judicial Nomination Commission 
(JNC) which recommends a panel of three candidates to the 
President for each judicial vacancy in the District of Columbia 
Court of Appeals and Superior Court. From the panel selected by 
the JNC, the President nominates a person for each vacancy and 
submits their name for confirmation to the Senate. The second 
commission is the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and 
Tenure (CJDT) which has jurisdiction over all judges of the 
Court of Appeals and Superior Court to determine whether a 
judge's conduct warrants disciplinary action and whether 
involuntary retirement of a judge for health reasons is 
warranted. In addition, the CJDT conducts evaluations of judges 
seeking reappointment and judges who retire and wish to 
continue service as a senior judge.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $295,000 for 
the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, and 
$205,000 for the Judicial Nomination Commission. This is the 
same as fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $60,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        60,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR) 
authorizes $60,000,000 to be evenly divided between District of 
Columbia Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and Opportunity 
Scholarships.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $60,000,000, 
the authorized amount, for school improvement. Based on the 
statutory funding formula, this will provide $20,000,000 for 
District of Columbia Public Schools, $20,000,000 for Public 
Charter Schools and $20,000,000 for Opportunity Scholarships.
    Historically, the Committee has provided funding for the 
School Improvement that is available until expended. The 
Federal fiscal year and the school year do not align so 
providing funding that is available for more than one fiscal 
year gives the programs funded in this account flexibility in 
managing these funds and ensuring these Federal funds are used 
to improve the educational opportunities for the maximum number 
of students.
    The Committee is disappointed that the Administration's 
budget request proposes to disregard the statutory formula 
included in SOAR and eliminate funding for Opportunity 
Scholarships. The Committee is troubled that the Administration 
has once again caused uncertainty in the future of the program 
for families in the District of Columbia. The funding provided 
in fiscal year 2012 for Opportunity Scholarships was not 
intended to pay for future year costs of students currently 
enrolled in the program. It was intended to increase the number 
of students participating in the program during the 2012-2013 
school year. The Committee believes that funding available from 
prior year appropriations should be made available to expand 
the number of students receiving scholarships over the 5 year 
SOAR authorization. The funding included in this Act for fiscal 
year 2013 is provided to continue to expand the number of 
students participating in the program. It is not intended to be 
used for future year costs of the program.
 
      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................          $375,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................           500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           375,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -125,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $375,000, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and $125,000 less than 
the request. The Committee acknowledges the unique role of the 
D.C. National Guard in addressing emergencies that may occur as 
a result of the presence of the Federal Government. The 
Committee's recommendation includes $375,000 for the Major 
General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National 
Guard Retention and College Access Program to pay the costs of 
a tuition assistance program for guard members.
 
  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF THE SAINT ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL 
                                 CAMPUS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        $9,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +9,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Saint Elizabeths campus is being redeveloped to house 
the headquarters for the Coast Guard beginning in 2013 and 
additional Department of Homeland Security offices in the 
future. In response to this development, the District of 
Columbia is creating a center for innovation and 
entrepreneurship.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $9,800,000 to 
develop a center for innovation and entrepreneurship on the 
campus as requested.
 
         FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR TESTING AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    Currently, 3.2 percent of the population of the District of 
Columbia has been diagnosed with HIV. The World Health 
Organization defines an HIV epidemic as ``severe'' when the 
percent of infection among residents exceeds one percent.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommendation includes $5,000,000 for a 
Federal payment for testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS which is 
equal to fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
                       District of Columbia Funds
 
    This bill provides local funds for the operation of the 
District of Columbia as approved by the District of Columbia 
Council and the Mayor. The local budget proposed by the Mayor 
provides an appropriation of $11,284,379,000 for operations of 
the District of Columbia. This amount includes estimated 
funding of $6,321,414,000 of local funds, $1,683,764,000 in 
Medicaid payments, and the remainder from other Federal and 
local funds.
 
                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
 
 
                Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
 
 
                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
 
    In providing only the broadest strokes of information, the 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) budget begs for 
further study and evaluation. The Committee invited the 
Director to testify about CFPB's budget and activities and the 
Director declined. The Committee provided the CFPB with 
specific guidance about the annual report to the Committee of 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
as required by section 1017(e)(4) of Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the CFPB has yet to 
respond. While the Committee appreciates a briefing that the 
Director provided to Subcommittee members, the Committee 
remains disappointed that an agency dedicated to transparency 
and accountability is not more forthcoming about how it uses or 
what it accomplishes with hundreds of millions of dollars 
extracted from the American economy. The bill includes the 
following provisions:
    Section 501. The Committee repeals the prohibition against 
the Committees on Appropriations reviewing transfers from the 
Federal Reserve System to the CFPB. Congress has a duty to 
examine and critique the activities of the CFPB, especially 
since its expenditures, like any other Federal agency, 
contribute to a growing budget deficit.
    Section 502. The Committee changes the CFPB's source of 
funding from transfers from the Federal Reserve System to 
annual appropriations beginning in fiscal year 2014. Under the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 
CFPB can spend more than half a billion dollars without an 
annual review by Congress. The Committee believes the CFPB 
needs oversight as much as banks and nonbanks do and further 
reminds the CFPB to remain steadfast to its mission to promote 
fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and 
other consumer financial products and services and not to stray 
into consumer advocacy.
    Section 503. The Committee directs the CFPB to submit 
quarterly reports about its activities and to testify about its 
activities when requested. The report shall include, among 
other things, how the CFPB allocates its funds and staff.
 
                   Consumer Product Safety Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $114,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       122,425,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       114,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -7,925,000
 
 
    The Consumer Product Safety Act established the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent Federal 
regulatory agency, to reduce the risk of injury associated with 
consumer products.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $114,500,000 
for the CPSC for fiscal year 2013, which is the same as fiscal 
year 2012 and $7,925,000 less than the request.
    As the agency with jurisdiction over tens of thousands of 
consumer products, the CPSC has the opportunity to leverage its 
resources and contacts within the manufacturing industry to 
help drive education campaigns related to proper use of 
consumer products. Through working with industry, voluntary 
recalls have been largely successful. This cooperative 
relationship with industry can help save lives and CPSC 
resources, which can then be devoted to product recalls and 
promulgating risk-based rules.
    Import Safety.--The Committee remains supportive of the 
Import Safety initiative which places CPSC investigators at key 
ports of entry in order to stop defective products from 
entering the United States. The CPSC's coordination with U.S. 
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is a cost effective and 
efficient use of CPSC resources and enforcement capabilities. 
The Committee believes resources in this area are being spent 
in a targeted and effective way and expects the CPSC to 
continue to devote resources to this program.
    GAO Study.--The Committee has included Section 628 
requiring GAO to conduct a quantitative and qualitative cost 
benefit analysis of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 
of 2008 (CPSIA). The Committee believes the CPSIA reform bill 
passed this year (P.L. 112-28) addressed some of the concerns 
related to lead limits and onerous third-party testing 
requirements, but the Committee believes the reforms did not go 
far enough and that an analysis of the impact of the CPSIA is 
necessary.
    Pool and Spa Safety.--The Committee provides $500,000 to be 
available until September 30, 2014, for the pool and spa safety 
grants program established by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool 
and Spa Safety Act. The Committee encourages the CPSC to 
continue its pool and spa safety education campaign.
 
                     Election Assistance Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $11,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        11,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,750,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -5,750,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -5,750,000
 
 
    The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by 
the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and is charged with 
implementing provisions of that Act relating to the reform of 
Federal election administration.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,750,000 for 
EAC Salaries and Expenses, which is $5,750,000 less than fiscal 
year 2012 and $5,750,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation also provides for the transfer of $1,375,000 to 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for 
election reform activities, and provides $1,250,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General.
    The Committee strongly supports the successful 
administration of Federal elections and appreciates the reasons 
for why the EAC was originally created. However, the Committee 
believes this agency is no longer effectively carrying out its 
mandate. At present, all Commissioner, General Counsel, and 
Executive Director positions are vacant, which leaves all 
statutory positions within the EAC unfilled. All of the funds 
appropriated for HAVA grants have been distributed to the 
States, and for two years the Administration has not requested 
additional grant funding. Without HAVA grants to distribute, 
the work of the EAC consists of auditing HAVA grant money 
previously distributed--a task carried out by the EAC Inspector 
General--and examining new voting technologies--a task 
subcontracted to NIST. The EAC has been unable to finalize 
rules approving new standards that were due at the end of 2010, 
nor is the agency able to hold hearings or rule on appeals.
    This Committee is not advocating doing away with the 
changes made to voting law in the Help America Vote Act of 
2002. Rather, the Committee believes these laws should be 
carried out by another agency better equipped to carry out 
these functions, possibly the Federal Election Commission. The 
Committee has included bill language addressing this issue, 
stating that should any legislation--similar to H.R. 3463 as 
passed by the House of Representatives on December 1, 2011--be 
enacted during fiscal year 2013 terminating the EAC, all 
unobligated balances may be transferred to the agency tasked 
with carrying out the EAC's mandates, a responsibility the EAC 
itself has been unable to attend to for over a year.
 
                   Federal Communications Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $339,844,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       346,782,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       322,852,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -16,992,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -23,930,000
 
 
    The mission of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
is to implement the Communications Act of 1934 and assure the 
availability of high quality communications services for all 
Americans.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $322,852,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2013, 
all of which is to be derived from offsetting collections. This 
is $16,992,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $23,930,000 less 
than the request.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language, 
similar to language included in previous Appropriations Acts, 
which allows: (1) up to $4,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; (2) purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles; (3) special counsel fees; (4) collection of 
$322,852,000 in section 9 fees; (5) a prohibition on amounts 
collected in excess of $322,852,000 from being available for 
obligation; (6) a prohibition on remaining offsetting 
collections from prior years from being available for 
obligation; and (7) an increase to the cap on auction 
administration for the implementation of incentive auctions, as 
required by P.L. 112-96, to $98,738,000.
    The Committee commends the Commission for realizing 
significant savings by recompeting contracts this year. This is 
laudable and a proactive way of economizing the Commission's 
funds. The Committee hopes other agencies follow the FCC's 
example in this area.
    Political File Disclosure.--In April of 2012, the FCC 
promulgated a rule requiring broadcasters to post the contents 
of their political file online to a FCC-run database. 
Opposition was expressed to the FCC's rule out of concern that 
placing sensitive pricing information on the Internet would 
distort the broadcasting marketplace and that broadcasters 
would be burdened with additional costs by having to upload 
this information to an FCC-run database. The Committee supports 
disclosure of political spending but has concerns that if there 
are multiple regulatory agencies maintaining on-line 
information about political spending that this may create 
confusion and waste resources. In order to understand the 
impact of the FCC ruling on the broadcasting market and on the 
operational costs of television stations and Federal 
Government, the Committee directs the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) to analyze the implementation of this rule. At a 
minimum, their report shall include the following:
    (1) An analysis of the information maintained by the FCC 
compared to the information maintained by the Federal Election 
Commission to determine if there is duplication of costs 
incurred by the Federal Government for maintaining different 
systems for the purpose of reporting political spending and if 
there are benefits or shortfalls to the public of having 
multiple Federal regulatory agencies reporting political 
spending.
    (2) An analysis of the impact of requiring sensitive 
broadcaster pricing information on a public FCC-run database, 
including whether this information has or can be used for price 
signaling or market manipulation.
    (3) An analysis of the impact on the operational costs of 
broadcasters of having to provide ``immediate'' updates to the 
FCC-run database each time a political file is updated.
    GAO shall report their findings by no later than July 1, 
2013. Not later than 30 days after GAO has submitted its 
analysis, the FCC shall report to the Appropriations Committees 
in the House and Senate and authorizing committees of 
jurisdiction on how they plan to address any concerns or 
recommendations suggested by GAO. No later than September 1, 
2013, the FCC shall report to the Committees on Appropriations 
in the House and Senate and the authorizing committees of 
jurisdiction on actions they have taken as a result of any 
concerns or recommendations suggested by GAO.
    Organizational Structure.--The Committee believes the 
current organizational and management structure of the 
Commission does not reflect the convergence in today's 
telecommunications market. The increase in market-based 
competition should result in a smaller Commission with fewer 
staff. In order to address these issues, the Committee directs 
the Commission to submit a review of the current FCC 
organizational structure as well as a proposal for improvement 
that reflects today's technology landscape and competitive 
marketplace. This review should be submitted to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations within 180 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Carriage Complaints.--The Committee urges the FCC to 
fulfill its implementation obligations under the 1992 Cable Act 
concerning program carriage decisions by multi-channel video 
programming distributors and to establish a process for 
expedited review of complaints made by independent channels or 
others of statutory violations. While the FCC initiated a 
further rulemaking in 2007 to address carriage complaint 
substance and process, it did not adopt its Second Report and 
Order addressing program carriage until 2011. However, the 
Second Report and Order resolved only some of the issues 
necessary to implement the statute. The remaining issues were 
deferred to yet another rulemaking concerning carriage 
complaint issues. While the FCC has made some notable progress, 
the Committee urges the FCC to promptly complete the pending 
rulemaking and fully implement and comply with the 1992 Cable 
Act.
    Broadband Access.--The Committee is concerned about the 
disparity in access to broadband between the territories and 
the 50 states. The Committee encourages the Commission to 
implement policies that increase broadband accessibility and 
adoption in the territories.
    The Committee supports the actions proposed in the FCC's 
Public Notice released on February 15, 2012 in IB Docket No. 
11-109 (DA 12-214) and urges their prompt adoption. The 
Committee has previously expressed concern about the potential 
impact on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) of planned 
terrestrial broadband operations in the L Band. However, the 
Committee encourages the FCC to work with the licensee to 
provide other spectrum to deploy broadband services while 
heeding previous concerns regarding potential interference to 
commercially available GPS devices. In fiscal year 2012, the 
Committee restricted the FCC from using funds to allow for the 
operation of a terrestrial broadband network in the L Band 
until potential interference issues could be resolved. The 
Committee is pleased that the FCC continues to engage in a 
thorough examination of this issue. The Committee will continue 
to monitor the FCC's consideration of future licenses and 
waivers and remains concerned about the impact on GPS 
functionality of terrestrial broadband networks in the L Band.
    Regulatory Fees.--The offsetting collections provided for 
the FCC are to recover the costs of its regulatory activities 
including: enforcement activities, policy and rulemaking 
activities, user information services, and international 
activities as provided for in Section 9 of the Communications 
Act. The Committee understands that despite the dramatic 
changes that have occurred in the communications marketplace, 
the methodology the FCC currently uses to derive its regulatory 
fees is essentially the same as the one developed in 1994. The 
Committee notes there is longstanding broad and bipartisan 
support among Commissioners to update this methodology and is 
pleased the FCC recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
to address this issue. The Committee encourages the Commission 
to issue a Final Rule in time for next year's payments by 
regulated entities.
    Rate Rebalancing.--The Committee is concerned that section 
54.313(a)(10) of the FCC's rules (47 C.F.R. 54.313(a)(10)), as 
amended in the Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (FCC 11-161) adopted on October 27, 2011, does not 
adequately address situations in which local exchange carriers 
have already rebalanced local residential telephone service 
rates pursuant to State laws or regulations. At least five 
States adopted rate rebalancing structures prior to completion 
of the FCC's order. These early adopter States set in place a 
State rate-payer structure for basic local residential 
telephone service that meets the goals of the FCC's Universal 
Service Fund reform efforts. The Committee notes that as a 
result of the FCC's order, local exchange carriers in early 
adopter States must determine which laws and regulations to 
violate, State or Federal, as they cannot comply with both. The 
Committee encourages the FCC to reconsider section 
54.313(a)(10) to allow for an alternative certification system 
that provides long-term relief to early adopter States, and 
takes into account capped, tariffed, or price-listed rates that 
have been approved or allowed by State legislatures or 
regulatory bodies in those States.
 
                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 
 
                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $45,261,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        34,568,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,568,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -10,693,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    Funding for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is provided 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1105(a)(25), which requires a separate 
appropriation account for appropriations for each Office of 
Inspector General established under section 11(2) of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $34,568,000 from the Deposit 
Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance 
Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund to finance the OIG for 
fiscal year 2013, which is $10,693,000 less than fiscal year 
2012 and the same as the request. The decrease in requested 
funding is based on estimates of institution failures, 
resolution and receivership activity, staffing levels, and 
assessments of risk to the Deposit Insurance Fund.
 
                      Federal Election Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $66,367,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        66,367,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        66,367,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) administers the 
disclosure of campaign finance information, enforces 
limitations on contributions and expenditures, and performs 
other tasks related to Federal elections.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $66,367,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FEC for fiscal year 2013, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and the same as the 
request.
 
                   Federal Labor Relations Authority
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $24,723,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        24,792,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -223,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -292,000
 
 
    Established by title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 
1978, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) serves as a 
neutral arbiter in the labor activities of non-postal Federal 
employees, Departments and agencies, and Federal unions on 
matters outlined in the Act, including collective bargaining 
and the settlement of disputes. Establishment of the FLRA gives 
full recognition to the role of the Federal Government as an 
employer. Under the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the FLRA also 
addresses similar issues affecting Foreign Service personnel by 
providing full staff support for the Foreign Service Impasse 
Disputes Panel and the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,500,000 
for the FLRA, which is $223,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$292,000 less than the request.
 
                        Federal Trade Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $311,563,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       300,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       285,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -26,063,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -14,500,000
 
 
    The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to 
enforce a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection 
laws. Appropriations for both the Antitrust Division of the 
Department of Justice and the Commission are partially financed 
with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger filing fees. The 
Commission's appropriation is also partially offset by Do-Not-
Call registry fees.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $285,500,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FTC for fiscal year 2013, 
which is $26,063,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $14,500,000 
less than the request. The Congressional Budget Office 
estimates $115,000,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino 
premerger filing fees and $15,000,000 of collections from Do-
Not-Call list fees will partially offset the appropriation 
requirement for this account.
    Duplicative Rulemaking.--The creation of the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) transferred some areas of 
consumer protection jurisdiction, once the sole purview of the 
FTC, to the CFPB. Duplicative efforts in regulatory rulemaking 
are unhelpful to agencies and the American taxpayer. The 
Committee believes the FTC should be able to work within the 
funding amount included in this bill as some of their consumer 
protection jurisdiction has transferred to the CFPB. The 
Committee expects the FTC to continue to work with CFPB to 
ensure duplicative efforts on rulemakings are avoided before 
agency resources are wasted.
    Wasteful Spending.--This Committee was disappointed to 
learn of the FTC's purchase of 6,000 beer ``koozies'' as part 
of the ``We Don't Serve Teens'' education campaign. The 
intention of the FTC's consumer education campaign related to 
the impact of alcohol advertising on teen drinking is sensible. 
However, this purchase was a lapse in judgment by the 
Commission and a waste of taxpayer dollars. In a budget climate 
where every dollar counts, the Commission should have been more 
thoughtful about its use of taxpayer funds. This funding could 
have been better spent on uncovering fraud and other FTC 
priorities. The Committee expects this lapse in judgment in the 
use of taxpayer dollars to be taken seriously by the Commission 
and expects the FTC to vet future discretionary purchases by 
all offices.
    Gas Price Manipulation.--High gas prices hurt American 
workers at a time when the economy is still recovering. The 
Committee is supportive of the FTC's efforts in monitoring 
price manipulation and anticompetitive behavior in the oil and 
natural gas sector. The Committee understands that 
investigations are ongoing in this area and directs the FTC to 
continue to update the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate of any findings related to abuses in this 
area.
    The Committee is concerned by the rising rate of money 
transfer crimes, referred to as grandparent scams or emergency 
scams, in which a victim is scammed into making a money 
transfer they believe is needed to help a relative or friend. 
Funds are often transferred out of the country and victims have 
little recourse in bringing charges or recovering their money. 
The Committee directs the Federal Trade Commission to issue a 
report to the Committee within 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act on its plan to better coordinate with 
foreign consumer protection and law enforcement departments to 
prevent money transfer crimes and identify and prosecute 
offenders.
 
                    General Services Administration
 
 
                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES
 
                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND
 
                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012......    $8,017,967,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           8,619,098,000
 fiscal year 2013.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     7,916,630,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........      -101,337,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.      -702,468,000
 
 
    The Federal Buildings Fund (FBF) finances the activities of 
the Public Buildings Service (PBS), which provides space and 
services for Federal agencies in a relationship similar to that 
of landlord and tenant. The FBF, established in 1975, replaces 
direct appropriations by using income derived from rent 
assessments, which approximate commercial rates for comparable 
space and services. The Committee makes funds available through 
a process of placing limitations on obligations from the FBF as 
a way of allocating funds for various FBF activities.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation on the availability 
of funds of $7,916,630,000 for the FBF, which is $101,337,000 
less than the fiscal year 2012 and $702,468,000 less than the 
request.
    To carry out the purposes of the FBF, the revenues and 
collections deposited into the FBF shall be available for 
necessary expenses in the aggregate amount of $7,916,630,000 of 
which: $50,000,000 is for construction and acquisition, 
$395,000,000 is for repairs and alterations, $119,589,000 is 
for installment acquisition payments (including payments on 
purchase contracts), $5,210,198,000 is for rental of space, 
$1,094,972,000 is for building operations and maintenance, and 
$1,046,871,000 is for Public Buildings Service, Salaries and 
Expenses.
    The Committee is aghast by the raw display of malfeasance 
conducted at the 2010 PBS Western Regions Conferences (WRC) and 
accomplished through PBS Region 9's ``Hats Off'' employee 
rewards program. Self-enrichment has no place in public 
service. Disregard for the vast body of existing Federal laws 
and regulations about procurement, ethics, and travel combined 
with the access to the FBF led to unimaginable abuses.
    To that end, the Committee abolishes the ``Building 
Operations'' account which financed the costs of the WRC and 
the ``Hats Off'' program and replaces it with two new accounts. 
The ``Building Operations and Maintenance'' account funds 
services that keep buildings running and that directly benefit 
Federal agencies in GSA-owned buildings and, when not provided 
by the lessor, GSA-leased buildings. Whereas, the ``Public 
Buildings Service, Salaries and Expenses'' account funds the 
cost of running PBS, which primarily consists of the salaries 
and benefits of engineers, architects, building and project 
managers, inspectors, contract specialists, and accountants, 
plus the tools that they use for their jobs such as office 
equipment and supplies, information technology, and support 
staff.
    The level of funding provided by the Committee for 
``Building Operations and Maintenance'' and ``Public Buildings 
Service, Salaries and Expenses'' ensures resources are adequate 
to address expenses necessary to oversee a construction 
project, keep a Federal building in working condition, and 
negotiate new leases, but scarce enough to starve out opulence 
and frivolity.
    The Committee appreciates the Administration's efforts to 
reduce the Federal footprint by selling excess properties and 
discouraging Federal agencies from acquiring more space. The 
pace of these efforts, however, is too slow for the country to 
afford. Every Administration promises and fails to reduce the 
cost and amount of space the Federal government consumes. For 
example, in the request, the FBF seeks an increase of 
$338,385,000 for the Rental of Space (i.e., lease payments that 
GSA makes to private building owners) and 710,000 more square 
feet in leased space, when the Federal government owns 14,000 
vacant properties. Increases in space also lead to increases in 
building operations and maintenance costs. The Committee 
appropriated $4.5 billion from the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for energy and water 
conservation measures. The majority of these projects are 
completed and the cost-savings associated with these measures 
are supposed to be accruing to GSA and reducing the costs of 
building operations and maintenance. But the request for 
building operations and maintenance keeps rising.
    The Committee tempers the insatiable appetite for space by 
imposing a total square feet limitation on the FBF and 
including $100,000,000 to increase the efficient use of space 
through reconfiguring and consolidating space. GSA can no 
longer tarry in reducing the Federal footprint nor continue to 
burden the American taxpayer with the high cost of inefficient 
space management. The combination of the total square feet 
limitation and the funds for consolidating space effectuates 
section 3 of the Administration's memorandum to agencies on 
``Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations'' 
(May 11, 2012) that creates ``paygo'' for building space. That 
is to say, the ``acquisition of new Federal building space . . 
. must be offset through consolidation, co-location, or 
disposal of property.''
    In order to conduct better oversight of FBF activities, the 
Committee requires GSA to submit a detailed report about the 
use of all FBF funds, including unobligated balances. In prior 
years, the Committee only required a report for construction 
and acquisition and repair and alternations. The Committee 
further requires in section 514 that GSA submit quarterly 
expenditure reports for all GSA appropriations, including the 
FBF, to monitor how planned expenditures compare to actual 
expenditures. Section 505 allows GSA to deviate from their 
planned FBF expenditures with the prior approval of the 
Committee.
    The Committee directs GSA to use its 2013 funding to 
prepare a 2014 request for less space (section 507) and to 
include the following information in its 2014 congressional 
justification for the prior year, current year, and budget 
year:
    1. The amount of PBS Salaries and Expenses and personnel 
divided among the FBF's activities (i.e., construction and 
acquisition, repair and alterations, leasing, building 
operations and maintenance);
    2. The amount of PBS Salaries and Expenses and personnel 
divided between headquarters and each region; and
    3. For each region, the number of occupancy agreements, 
leases, buildings, and total square feet in its portfolio with 
leased and owned subtotals; the square feet of property sold, 
transferred, or otherwise disposed of; rental revenue with 
leased and owned subtotals; the lease cost relative to market 
for each lease; the Federal agencies that are above, below, or 
equal to the Federal benchmark of 218 rentable square feet per 
person for office space; and building operations and 
maintenance costs.
    The Committee expects the GSA to notify and to consult with 
the Committee about mergers, reorganizations, realignments, and 
other changes to GSA's organizational or reporting structure in 
accordance with section 608. The Committee is disappointed that 
GSA has been uncommunicative about the changes that are 
underway or under consideration as a result of the OIG 
investigation into the WRC, such as creating the Office of 
Administrative Services and changing the organizational 
structure of the budget and financial management 
responsibilities within the Public Building Service (PBS), the 
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), and the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer. Notice and consultation about these changes 
would have demonstrated that GSA recognizes the Committee as a 
partner, not as an obstacle. The Committee strongly objects to 
GSA merging PBS and FAS or the Federal Buildings Fund and 
Acquisition Services Fund without first seeking specific 
authorization and appropriations from Congress.
 
                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012......       $50,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,              56,000,000
 fiscal year 2013.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................        50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........             - - -
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.        -6,000,000
 
 
    The construction and acquisition activity funds the project 
cost of design, construction, and management and inspection 
costs of new Federal facilities as well as the acquisition of 
land and buildings.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $50,000,000 to 
remain available until fiscal year 2015 for acquisition, which 
is the same as fiscal year 2012 and $6,000,000 less than the 
request. The funds provided under this heading are intended 
only to purchase space that GSA is currently leasing if the 
purchase cost will reduce the costs to the FBF. No personnel 
are funded in this account.
    Unless GSA follows the reprogramming process in section 608 
that requires the approval of the Committees, the GSA is 
prohibited from using either funding appropriated for any 
construction or prospectus-level repair and alterations project 
yet to be completed or the proceeds from the sale of land from 
the yet-to-be-completed project other than to address the need 
for space for which the project was intended.
 
                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012......      $280,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             494,768,000
 fiscal year 2013.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       395,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........      +115,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.       -99,768,000
 
 
    The repairs and alterations activity funds the project cost 
of design, construction and management and inspection for the 
repair, alteration, and modernization of existing real estate 
assets in addition to various special programs.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $395,000,000 to 
remain available until expended for repairs and alterations, 
which is $115,000,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and 
$99,768,000 less than the request. No personnel are funded in 
this account.
    Repair and Alterations Programs.--The limitation consists 
of $20,000,000 for the Judiciary Capital Security program; 
$100,000,000 for Consolidations; $25,000,000 for Fire, Safety, 
and Life projects; and $250,000,000 for Basic Repairs and 
Alterations.
    Judiciary Capital Security.--It is neither affordable nor 
practical to construct new courthouses to mitigate the risk of 
all potential violence. The shape and form of threats change 
over time and many risks can be addressed cost-effectively and 
expeditiously by modifying existing courthouses. The detailed 
plan regarding the use of these funds is to be jointly prepared 
by GSA and the Judiciary in consultation with the U.S. Marshals 
Service and include a full discussion about the project 
selection process.
    Consolidations.--The Committee strongly supports the cost-
efficient use of Federal office space. Cost-efficiency is 
achieved when the cost of a given amount of office space is at 
its irreducible minimum to accomplish a Federal agency's 
mission. Since Federal agencies vary in size, mission, and 
location, the measure of cost-efficiency is the cost per square 
foot per full-time equivalent (FTE). Agencies can affect this 
measure by changing either their location or amount of square 
feet of space that they rent, but more importantly by how they 
use their space. The Committee notes that GSA's Office of 
Government-wide Policy developed a benchmark study of the most 
efficient and optimal use of office space, which recommends 
moving away from the hierarchical use of space and to increase 
telework and workplace sharing.
    To that end, the Committee provides $100,000,000 to 
increase the cost-efficient use of office space. The funds are 
available to configure office space, in either owned or leased 
buildings, and to pay for associated moving expenses that 
ultimately results in GSA either exiting leases, disposing of 
underutilized buildings, or turning underutilized buildings 
into fully utilized buildings. The detailed plan regarding the 
use of these funds is to be reviewed by the Government 
Accountability Office. Once implemented, these actions will 
reduce the Federal government's footprint and costs. The 
Committee strongly recommends cost-sharing between GSA and the 
affected tenant agencies and expects the Office of Management 
and Budget to review cost-sharing plans.
    Fire, Safety, and Life.--The Committee provides $25,000,000 
to improve building safety, abate hazardous material, and 
repair structural deficiencies. These projects include, but are 
not limited to, fire alarm, sprinkler, electrical, ventilation, 
heating, and elevator systems.
    Basic.--The Committee provides $250,000,000 for non-
recurring repairs and alterations projects between $10,000 and 
the current prospectus threshold of $2,790,000.
 
                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012......      $126,801,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             119,589,000
 fiscal year 2013.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       119,589,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........        -7,212,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.             - - -
 
 
    The installment acquisition payments are interest payments 
to the Federal Financing Bank for facilities constructed under 
the Public Building Amendment of 1972 and lease-purchase 
agreements since 1987, consisting of a total of 80 projects.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $119,589,000 for 
installation acquisition payments, which is $7,212,000 less 
than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the request. No personnel 
are funded in this account.
 
                            RENTAL OF SPACE
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012......    $5,210,198,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           5,548,583,000
 fiscal year 2013.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     5,210,198,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........             - - -
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.      -338,385,000
 
 
    The rental of space program funds lease payments made to 
privately-owned buildings, temporary space for Federal 
employees during major repair and alteration projects, and 
relocations from Federal buildings due to forced moves and 
relocations as a result of health and safety conditions.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,210,198,000 for 
rental of space, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and 
$338,385,000 less than the request. No personnel are funded in 
this account.
 
                  BUILDING OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012*.....    $1,119,097,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           1,149,210,000
 fiscal year 2013*....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     1,094,972,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........       -24,125,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.       -54,238,000
 
 
*Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested within
  the Buildings Operations heading, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.
 
    The building operations and maintenance program funds 
services that Federal agencies in GSA-owned buildings and 
occasionally in GSA-leased buildings, when not provided by the 
lessor, directly benefit from such as building security, 
cleaning, utilities, window washing, snow removal, pest 
control, and maintenance of heating, air conditioning, 
ventilating, plumbing, sewage, electrical, elevator, escalator, 
and fire protection systems.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,094,972,000 for 
Building Operations and Maintenance, which is $24,125,000, or 
two percent, less than fiscal year 2012 and $54,238,000, or 4.7 
percent, less than the request. No personnel are funded in this 
account.
 
                        PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2012*.....    $1,231,871,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           1,250,948,000
 fiscal year 2013*....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     1,046,871,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2012.........      -185,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013 request.      -204,077,000
 
 
*Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested within
  the Buildings Operations heading, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.
 
    The Public Buildings Service (PBS) Salaries and Expenses 
account funds all the personnel and administrative expenses for 
carrying out construction and acquisition, repair and 
alteration, and leasing activities. The project or program 
costs of these activities are funded separately.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,046,871,000 for 
Public Buildings Service (PBS) Salaries and Expenses, which is 
$185,000,000, or 15 percent, less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$204,077,000, or 16 percent, less than the request. The 
Committee recommends no more than 6,600 full-time equivalents 
and 419,664,000 total square feet of GSA-owned and leased space 
as reported in the Federal Real Property Council's ``FY 2010 
Federal Real Property Report.''
 
                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES
 
                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $61,115,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        84,182,000
1Recommended in the bill..............................        61,115,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       -23,067,000
 
 
    The Office of Government-Wide Policy provides Federal 
agencies with guidelines, best practices, and performance 
measures for complying with all the laws, regulations, and 
executive orders related to: acquisition and procurement, 
personal and real property management, travel and 
transportation management, electronic customer service 
delivery, and use of Federal advisory committees.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $61,115,000, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and $23,067,000 less than 
the request. None of the funds for the Office are available for 
acquisition-related systems that collect information about 
campaign contributions.
    Green Buildings.--The Committee shares the GSA's goal of 
reducing the building expenses through the efficient use of 
energy and water. The Committee is concerned, however, that 
GSA's current green building policies and practices are 
tailored to reflect the standards of a specific third-party 
certification system rather than the public interest in greater 
energy and water efficiency. All agencies should be wary of 
becoming captured; no third-party certification program has a 
monopoly on how to attain efficiency, much less sustainability. 
For example, efficiency and sustainability can be achieved not 
just through the design of buildings or major renovations and 
the selection of materials, but also through proper building 
maintenance and usage, building codes, energy codes, energy 
efficiency rating systems, or a combination thereof. The 
Committee encourages GSA to take a comprehensive and science-
based approach to the certification of green buildings, 
recognizing there are the multiple means to the same end.
    Greening projects for Federal buildings should not be 
undertaken unless GSA can clearly justify that the additional 
expenses will be more than offset by a reduction in subsequent 
operating expenses as a result of the project. The Committee 
directs GSA to report by March 15, 2013, on how it measures and 
monitors building operations costs; how it divides these costs 
among tenant agencies; and how it can give tenant agencies a 
greater ability to affect their consumption, and therefore, 
their cost of building services. The Committee also directs the 
GSA to notify the Committee 15 days before it initiates a green 
building certification and to report the expense and usage 
(expressed in kWt, BTU, gallons, MLBS, or as appropriate) in 
energy and water for the past five years prior to the 
certification and the estimated projected expense and usage in 
energy and water after the certification. For new construction, 
the point of reference is a building of comparable size in a 
comparable market. Expenses are defined as outlays from the 
Federal Buildings Fund.
    GSA completed a study of third-party green certification 
systems as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act 
in May and plans to make a final recommendation to the 
Secretary of Energy in the fall. The Committee appreciates the 
six interagency taskforce meetings and two public listening 
sessions that GSA is planning to hold. Given the intense level 
of interest in this topic, however, the Committee is 
disappointed that GSA has decided to limit the public to a two-
hour session in person, a two-hour webconference, and a 60 day 
comment period.
    GSA contracting issues.--The Committee is concerned about 
untimely payments between prime contractors and subcontractors. 
Small businesses are often subcontractors and late payments 
from prime contractors create serious cash flow management 
problems for these small businesses. The Committee expects the 
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Council, of which GSA is 
a member, to promulgate regulations that prevent payment 
failures or delays to small business subcontractors in 
accordance with section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 
2010. These regulations would require, among other things, the 
public identification of prime contractors who have a history 
of unjustified and untimely payments to subcontractors and 
require Federal agencies to consider this information in past 
performance evaluations of prime contractors.
    Policymaking.--The Committee appreciates the benchmark 
studies, rules, coordination, evaluations, models, and reports 
that the Office provides on personal and real property, travel 
and transportation, aircraft and motor vehicle fleet 
management, procurement, mail management, and use of Federal 
advisory committees. A conscientious agency that wishes to 
abide by Federal laws and regulations, use best practices, and 
improve cost-efficiency will follow the Office's policies and 
regulations. The Committee expects GSA to be a conscientious 
agency.
 
           REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012*......................       $30,024,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................        28,523,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,444,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,580,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -79,000
 
 
*Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested within
  the Operating Expenses heading, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.
 
    The account funds the Personal Property Utilization and 
Donation program, which transfers personal property no longer 
needed by a Federal agency to other Federal agencies, State and 
local governments, and nonprofit organizations. The account 
also funds the Office of Real Property Utilization and 
Disposal, which transfers or sells unneeded property assets to 
benefit the Federal government and surrounding communities.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,444,000, 
which is $1,580,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $79,000 less 
than the request. Funding for these activities was previously 
funded and requested within the Operating Expenses heading, 
which the recommendation proposes to eliminate in order to 
separate administrative from program expenses.
 
                      OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012*......................       $29,955,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................        29,820,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,136,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,819,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,684,000
 
 
*Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested within
  the Operating Expenses heading, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.
 
    The Office of the Administrator account funds GSA's 
executive leadership offices: the Administrator; the Regional 
Administrators; the Office of Congressional and 
Intergovernmental Affairs; the Office of Emergency Response and 
Recovery; and the Office of Communications and Marketing.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,136,000, 
which is $1,819,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $1,684,000 
less than the request. Funding for these activities was 
previously funded and requested within the Operating Expenses 
heading, which the recommendation proposes to eliminate in 
order to separate administrative from program expenses.
    Phosphors Recycling.--The Committee directs the GSA to 
report, within 60 days of enactment of this Act, on how and 
whether the US government could capture its fluorescent 
lighting waste stream and make the material available to 
private sector companies who can remove the rare earth 
phosphors, reprocess and separate them in an environmentally 
superior manner, and get them back into the rare earth supply 
chain.
    Virtual Employees.--The Committee supports the goals of 
GSA's Mobility and Telework Policy (GSA Order HCO 6040.1), but 
is concerned that weak controls over virtual and distributed 
work arrangements may have led to undesirable outcomes such as 
either excessive travel costs or poor employee oversight. The 
benefits of virtual and distributed work arrangements should 
accrue to the American public in the form of more efficient and 
effective services. The Committee directs GSA not later than 90 
days after enactment of this Act to submit a report on virtual 
and distributed work arrangements, including their number by 
bureau and by regional and headquarters offices; how GSA 
measures and monitors their effect on productivity; how GSA 
holds employees and managers accountable for meeting 
performance standards; the cost of related travel, equipment, 
supplies, and services; and how information and data is 
safeguarded.
 
                   CIVILIAN BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012*......................        $9,521,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013*.....................         9,045,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,025,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -496,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -20,000
 
 
*Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested within
  the Operating Expenses heading, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.
 
    The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals was established in 
2006 to hear and decide contract disputes between contractors 
and agencies. The Board's authority extends to all agencies 
except for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration, the United States Postal Service, the 
Postal Regulatory Commission, and the Tennessee Valley 
Authority.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,025,000, 
which is $496,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $20,000 less 
than the request. Funding for these activities was previously 
funded and requested within the Operating Expenses heading, 
which the recommendation proposes to eliminate in order to 
separate administrative from program expenses.
 
                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $58,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        58,960,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        68,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       +10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        +9,040,000
 
 
    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct GSA management 
and administrative deficiencies that create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides internal and 
contract audits. Internal audits review and evaluate all facets 
of GSA operations and programs, test internal control systems, 
and develop information to improve operating efficiencies and 
enhance customer services. Contract audits provide professional 
advice to GSA contracting officials on accounting and financial 
matters relative to the negotiation, award, administration, 
repricing, and settlement of contracts. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving GSA programs, 
personnel, and operations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $68,000,000, 
which is $10,000,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and $9,040,000 
more than the request. Of the funds provided, $10,000,000 is 
available until expended for investigations and audits related 
to travel, conferences, employee reward programs, and other 
agency programs and activities.
    The Committee commends the Inspector General and his staff 
for their investigation into the 2010 Public Buildings Service 
Western Regions Conference and the ``Hats Off'' employee reward 
program. The willful disregard for Federal procurement and 
travel laws by the very agency responsible for promulgating 
Federal procurement and travel regulations is abhorrent.
 
                       ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $12,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        16,665,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,665,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +4,265,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The appropriation provides support for interagency 
electronic government (``e-Gov'') initiatives that utilize the 
Internet or other electronic methods as a means to increase 
Federal government accessibility, efficiency, and productivity.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,665,000, 
which is $4,265,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and the same as 
the request. If the responsibility for USAspending.gov is 
changed by statute, then the funds under this heading are 
transferred to the agency with that responsibility.
    In order to continue the review of ``e-initiatives,'' the 
Committee directs GSA and the Office of Management and Budget 
to submit a detailed expenditure plan prior to obligation of 
funds under this account. The plan should describe the projects 
selected, and the budget, timeline, objectives and expected 
benefits and savings realized for each project.
 
           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $3,671,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         3,779,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................           +29,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -79,000
 
 
    As authorized by law, this appropriation provides for the 
pensions, office staffs, and related expenses for former 
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and 
George W. Bush. The account also funds postal franking 
privileges for the widow of former President Ronald Reagan. 
Also, this appropriation is authorized to provide funding for 
security and travel related expenses for each former President 
and the spouse of a former President pursuant to section 531 of 
Public Law 103-329.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,700,000 for 
allowances and office staff of former Presidents, which is 
$29,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and $79,000 less than the 
request.
 
                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $34,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        31,751,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -2,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................           -51,000
 
 
    The Federal Citizen Services Fund provides the public with 
direct information about all aspects of Federal programs, 
benefits, and services through websites, a toll-free call 
center, and printed publications. Activities are financed from 
the following: annual appropriations from the general funds of 
the Treasury, reimbursements from agencies for distribution of 
publications, user fees collected from the public, and any 
other income incidental. All are available as authorized in 
appropriation acts without regard to fiscal year limitations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $31,700,000, 
which is $2,400,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $51,000 less 
than the request.
 
                    EXPENSES, PRESIDENTAL TRANSITION
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         8,947,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,947,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +8,947,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    In the event of a change in Administration, transition 
funds are available to the incoming Administration beginning on 
the day following the general election and ending 30 days 
following the inauguration. Funds are also available for 
expenses of the outgoing President and Vice President from 30 
days before, until six months after, their terms of office 
expire. These funds may be used for activities such as 
compensation for transition office staffs, acquiring 
communication services, providing allowances for travel and 
subsistence, and for printing and postage costs.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,947,000 for 
allowances and office staff of former Presidents, which is the 
same as the request.
 
       Administrative Provisions--General Services Administration
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
                              (RESCISSION)
 
    Section 504. The Committee continues the provision 
providing authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor 
vehicles.
    Section 505. The Committee modifies the provision providing 
that funds made available for activities of the Federal 
Buildings Fund may be transferred between appropriations with 
advance approval of the Congress to apply to funds provided in 
prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 506. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring funds proposed for developing courthouse construction 
requests to meet appropriate standards and the priorities of 
the Judicial Conference.
    Section 507. The Committee requires GSA to prepare a 2014 
budget request with a total inventory of space less than the 
inventory in 2013.
    Section 508. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that no funds may be used to increase the amount of 
occupiable square feet, provide cleaning services, security 
enhancements, or any other service usually provided, to any 
agency which does not pay the requested rent.
    Section 509. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the Federal government.
    Section 510. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Administrator to ensure that the delineated area 
of procurement for all lease agreements is identical to the 
delineated area included in the prospectus unless prior notice 
is given to the Committees.
    Section 511. To prevent the accumulation of unused, vacant 
property, the Committee requires GSA to have both the 
authorization and appropriation for construction before taking 
land from private land owners.
    Section 512. The Committee requires GSA to apply current 
limitations on employee awards to fiscal year 2013 funding. 
Total spending on individual performance awards for members of 
the Senior Executive Service (SES) and senior-level (SL) and 
scientific and professional (ST) employees is limited to no 
more than five percent of their aggregate salaries. Total 
spending on individual performance awards for non-SES/SL/ST 
employees is limited to no more than one percent of their 
aggregate salaries.
    The Committee will not tolerate a culture of Federal 
employees putting their interest before the public interest. 
The Committee directs GSA to report not later than 60 days 
after the enactment of this Act on how it plans to reform its 
performance awards to recognize only uncommon merit, 
performance management to take action with regards to poor 
performers, and organizational culture to uphold the highest 
ethical standards.
    Section 513. The Committee requires the GSA Administrator 
to certify that the cost of conferences are appropriate and 
comply with all travel and conference laws and regulations.
    Section 514. The Committee requires GSA to submit quarterly 
spending reports on the activities of the Federal Buildings 
Fund.
    Section 515. The Committee requires GSA to submit a 
detailed report on the amounts that the Working Capital Fund 
charges to each office for services.
 
                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................          $748,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................           748,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          +748,000
 
 
    The Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation is an independent 
agency established by Congress in 1975 (Public Law 93-642) to 
encourage exceptional college students to pursue careers in 
public service through the Truman Scholarship program. The 
Truman Scholarship is a merit-based award available to college 
juniors who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere 
in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for 
graduate or professional school, participate in leadership 
development activities, and have special opportunities for 
internships and employment with the Federal government.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $748,000 for 
the Harry S Truman Foundation, which is the same as fiscal year 
2012, $748,000 more than the President's request and $652,000 
less than the Foundation's request.
 
                     Merit Systems Protection Board
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $42,603,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        40,993,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,993,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,610,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an 
independent, quasi-judicial agency established to protect the 
civil service merit system. The MSPB adjudicates appeals 
primarily involving personnel actions, certain Federal employee 
complaints, and retirement benefits issues. The MSPB reports to 
the President whether merit systems are sufficiently free of 
prohibited employment practices.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $40,993,000 
for the MSPB, which is $1,610,000 less than fiscal year 2012 
and equal to the request. The recommendation includes a 
transfer of $2,345,000 from the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.
 
            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
 
 
            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $2,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         2,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation was 
established in honor of the public service of Congressman 
Morris K. Udall, and Congressman and Secretary of the Interior 
Stewart L. Udall. The Foundation administers scholarship, 
internship and research grant programs that promote educational 
opportunities and careers related to the environment, Native 
health care and tribal public policy. The Foundation also 
provides leadership training and tribal management as well as 
environmental conflict resolution services for Federal 
agencies.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $2,200,000 for the Morris K. Udall 
and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund, which is the same as fiscal 
year 2012 and the request.
 
                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $3,792,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         3,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,792,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................            -8,000
 
 
    The United States Institute for Environmental Conflict 
Resolution was established as part of the Morris K. Udall 
Foundation through the Environmental Policy and Conflict 
Resolution Act of 1998, Public Law 105-156. The Institute 
provides assessment, mediation and environmental conflict 
resolution services in order to resolve environmental disputes 
among Federal agencies. The Act also established the 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund within Treasury to assist 
the Foundation in operating the Institute.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $3,792,000 for the Environmental 
Dispute Resolution Fund, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 
and $8,000 less than the request.
 
              National Archives and Records Administration
 
    For fiscal year 2013, the Committee recommendation for the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) includes 
funding for the Operating Expenses, Office of Inspector 
General, Repairs and Restoration and the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission. The Committee recommends a 
total appropriation of $368,673,000 for NARA in fiscal year 
2013, which is $7,827,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and 
$1,102,000 less than the request.
 
                           OPERATING EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $373,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       371,675,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       371,073,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -2,227,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -602,000
 
 
    This appropriation provides NARA with funds for its basic 
operations for management of the Federal government's archives 
and records, services to the public, operation of Presidential 
libraries, review for declassification of classified security 
information, and includes the Electronic Records Archives which 
preserves, stores, and manages digital Federal records for 
archival purposes, ensuring long-term access.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $371,073,000 
for the operating expenses of NARA, which is $2,227,000 less 
than fiscal year 2012 and $602,000 less than the request.
    The Committee is concerned about recent reports regarding 
missing classified material. The Committee is aware that the 
Archivist is working to address these concerns and will 
continue to monitor NARA's progress on this matter.
    The Committee is aware of efforts by NARA to make available 
to the public formerly classified documents related to 
atrocities committed in and around the Katyn Forest during 
World War II. The Committee supports NARA's efforts to work 
with U.S. citizens, academics and survivors of the Katyn 
Atrocities tragedy and their families to ensure that related 
U.S. Government records are made publicly available.
 
                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $4,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         4,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides audits and 
investigations and serves as an independent, internal advocate 
to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within NARA.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,100,000 for 
the OIG, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and the request. 
The Committee is pleased that NARA has begun to realize results 
from the collaboration between the NARA Holdings Protection 
Team and Inspector General in uncovering both internal and 
external threats.
 
                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $9,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         8,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -1,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    This appropriation provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide. It enables the National Archives to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for visitors, researchers, and 
employees, and also maintain the structural integrity of the 
buildings.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,000,000 for 
repairs and restoration, which is $1,100,000 less than fiscal 
year 2012 and the same as the request. No funding is provided 
for any new construction projects.
 
        NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION
 
                             GRANTS PROGRAM
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         3,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -2,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -500,000
 
 
    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) program provides for grants to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the NHPRC helps 
State, local, and private institutions preserve non-Federal 
records, helps publish the papers of major figures in American 
history, and helps archivists and records managers improve 
their techniques, training, and ability to serve a range of 
information users.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000 for 
the NHPRC grants program, which is $2,500,000 less than fiscal 
year 2012 and $500,000 less than the request.
 
                  National Credit Union Administration
 
 
               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $1,247,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         1,187,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -747,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -687,000
 
 
    The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program 
(CDRLF) was established in 1979 to assist officially designated 
``low-income'' credit unions in providing basic financial 
services to low-income communities. Low-interest loans and 
deposits are made available to assist these credit unions. 
Loans or deposits are normally repaid in five years, although 
shorter repayment periods may be considered. Technical 
assistance grants are also available to low-income credit 
unions. Earnings generated from the CDRLF are available to fund 
technical assistance grants in addition to funds provided for 
specifically in appropriations acts. Grants are available for 
improving operations as well as addressing safety and soundness 
issues.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $500,000 for 
the National Credit Union Administration's CDRLF for technical 
assistance grants for fiscal year 2013, which is $747,000 less 
than fiscal year 2012 and $687,000 less than the request. The 
Committee expects the CDRLF to continue making loans from their 
available funds derived from repaid loans and interest earned 
on previous loans to designated credit unions.
 
                      Office of Government Ethics
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $13,664,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        13,473,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          +336,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          +527,000
 
 
    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established by the 
Ethics in Government Act of 1978, partners with other executive 
branch Departments and agencies to foster high ethical 
standards. The OGE issues and monitors rules, regulations, and 
memoranda pertaining to the prevention and resolution of 
conflicts of interest, post-employment restrictions, standards 
of conduct, and financial disclosure for executive branch 
employees. The OGE is also responsible for creating and running 
an electronic financial disclosure system under the Stock 
Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,000,000 
for the OGE, which is $336,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and 
$527,000 more than the request. The Committee notes the OGE's 
added responsibilities created under the STOCK Act and provides 
$1,000,000 of multi-year funding for additional flexibility in 
meeting its mandate.
 
                     Office of Personnel Management
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $210,290,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       205,249,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       203,620,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -6,670,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -1,629,000
 
 
    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the Federal 
agency responsible for management of Federal human resources 
policy and oversight of the merit civil service system. 
Although individual agencies are increasingly responsible for 
personnel operations, OPM provides a government-wide policy 
framework for personnel matters, advises and assists agencies 
(often on a reimbursable basis), and ensures that agency 
operations are consistent with requirements of law, with 
emphasis on such issues as veterans preference. OPM oversees 
examining of applicants for employment; issues regulations and 
policies on hiring, classification and pay, training, 
investigations; and many other aspects of personnel management, 
and operates a reimbursable training program for the Federal 
Government's managers and executives. OPM is also responsible 
for administering the retirement, health benefits and life 
insurance programs affecting most Federal employees, retired 
Federal employees, and their survivors.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $89,620,000 
for the General Fund, which is $8,154,000 less than fiscal year 
2012 and $921,000 less than the request. The Committee also 
recommends $114,000,000 for administrative expenses, $1,484,000 
more than fiscal year 2012 and $708,000 less than the request, 
to be transferred from the appropriate trust funds.
    The Committee notes that OPM provides leadership and 
direction to government-wide Human Resource (HR) programs 
through strategic and technical support to agencies. OPM is 
charged with both establishing standards of workforce 
performance and developing strategies that hold leaders 
accountable for results. The Committee expects OPM to equip 
agency Human Capital Officers with the tools necessary to 
provide excellence in managing the workforce--ensuring high 
performers are rewarded appropriately and managers are able to 
be flexible, agile, and responsive when performance is below 
standard. The Committee is encouraged by OPM's pilot program 
``Goals, Engagement, Accountability, and Results'' (GEAR) which 
seeks to address problems with the Federal performance 
management system by reforming workplace-cultural challenges 
that are entrenched in many Federal agencies. The Committee is 
supportive of the GEAR program's requirement of quarterly 
progress reviews, which helps to identify and correct 
performance problems in a more timely way and facilitates 
greater communication between management and employees. OPM is 
directed to report to the Committee on the outcomes of the GEAR 
pilot program and its efforts to improve HR management across 
the Federal Government within 60 days of enactment of this Act.
    The goal of OPM's Human Resources Line of Business 
initiative is to provide modern, cost-effective, interoperable, 
and standardized HR solutions for Federal agencies through 
competition. This process aims to reduce duplication, enhance 
transparency, and ensure cost-effectiveness for agencies and 
the taxpayer. The Committee directs Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) to examine OPM's HR Line of Business and review 
the competitive framework for providing HR systems and the 
cost-effectiveness of the current process.
    The Committee directs OPM to adopt the GAO's recommendation 
to improve transparency of the costs of background 
investigations, including providing information on the data 
relating to the main cost drivers, in order to clarify how 
OPM's costs align with and affect investigation prices.
    Additionally, as part of OPM's mission to recruit and hire 
the most talented and diverse Federal workforce, the Committee 
encourages Federal agencies to increase recruitment efforts 
within the United States territories.
    OPM has struggled for decades to process Federal retirees' 
pension claims quickly and accurately. As a result, tens of 
thousands of new retirees wait months to receive their complete 
annuities--some wait more than a year--and in the meantime they 
struggle to get by on reduced interim pensions. The Committee 
expects OPM to make retirement processing a priority and is 
pleased with OPM's recent efforts to correct this problem 
through the implementation of its strategic plan. Still, the 
Committee believes that the backlog and delays in retirement 
processing are unacceptable and directs OPM to provide the 
Committee with monthly reports on its progress in addressing 
the backlog in claims.
    The Committee encourages OPM to increase efforts to educate 
agencies about Returned Peace Corps Volunteers' noncompetitive 
eligibility for Federal appointments. The Committee believes 
this status, which is granted for one year (extendable to three 
years in some circumstances) to volunteers who have 
successfully completed their service, is particularly 
beneficial for Federal employers due to the special 
qualifications of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the 
streamlined hiring process.
 
                      Office of Inspector General
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $24,316,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        25,404,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,172,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          +856,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -232,000
 
 
    This appropriation provides for the Office of Inspector 
General's (OIG) agency-wide audit, investigative, evaluation, 
and inspection functions, which identify management and 
administrative deficiencies, fraud, waste and mismanagement. 
The OIG performs internal agency audits and insurance audits, 
and offers contract audit services. Internal audits review and 
evaluate all facets of agency operations, including financial 
statements. Evaluation and inspection services provide detailed 
technical evaluations of agency operations. Insurance audits 
review the operations of health and life insurance carriers, 
health care providers, and insurance subscribers. Contract 
auditors provide professional advice to agency contracting 
officials on accounting and financial matters regarding the 
negotiation, award, administration, repricing, and settlement 
of contracts. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$4,000,000 for the OIG, which is $858,000 more than fiscal year 
2012 and $232,000 less than the request. In addition, the 
recommendation provides $21,172,000 from appropriate trust 
funds, which is $2,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and the same 
as the request.
 
                       Office of Special Counsel
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $18,972,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        18,692,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,972,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          +280,000
 
 
    The Office of Special Counsel (OSC): (1) investigates 
Federal employee allegations of prohibited personnel practices 
(including reprisal for whistleblowing) and, when appropriate, 
prosecutes before the Merit Systems Protection Board; (2) 
provides a channel for whistleblowing by Federal employees; and 
(3) enforces the Hatch Act. The Office may transmit 
whistleblower allegations to the agency head concerned and 
require an agency investigation and a report to the Congress 
and the President when appropriate. Additionally, the Office 
enforces the civilian employment and reemployment rights of 
military service members under the Uniformed Services 
Employment and Re-employment Rights Act.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,972,000 
for the OSC, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and $280,000 
more than the request.
 
                      Postal Regulatory Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $14,304,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        14,450,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,204,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................          -100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          -246,000
 
 
    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorizes the Postal Regulatory 
Commission to receive appropriations by transfer from the 
Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2009, and requires 
the Commission to submit to Congress a budget of its expenses. 
The Commission establishes and maintains the U.S. Postal 
Service's ratemaking systems, measures service and performance, 
ensures accountability, and has enforcement mechanisms, 
including the authority to issue subpoenas.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $14,204,000 for the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, which is $100,000 below fiscal year 2012 and 
$246,000 less than the request.
 
             Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $28,350,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        31,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +3,150,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 
(Recovery Board) was authorized in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (Recovery Act). The 
Recovery Board is comprised of Inspectors General of agencies 
administering programs and overseeing spending authorized in 
the Recovery Act. The Recovery Board conducts and coordinates 
activities related to the accountability, transparency, and 
oversight of spending under the Recovery Act and oversees the 
administration of Recovery.gov, a website providing detailed 
information on the implementation of the Recovery Act.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $31,500,000 for the Recovery 
Accountability and Transparency Board, which is $3,150,000 more 
than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the request. On April 25, 
2012, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2146, the 
Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011 (DATA Act). 
This Act replaces the Recovery Board with the FAST Commission. 
If this legislation is enacted, language is included in this 
bill to allow Recovery Board balances to be transferred to the 
Commission.
 
                   Securities and Exchange Commission
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................    $1,321,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................     1,566,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,371,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................      -195,000,000
 
 
    The primary mission of the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain the 
integrity of the securities markets, and assure adequate 
information on the capital markets is made available to market 
participants and policy makers. This includes monitoring the 
rapid evolution of the capital markets, ensuring full 
disclosure of all appropriate financial information, regulating 
the Nation's securities markets, and preventing fraud and 
malpractice in the securities and financial markets.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,371,000,000 
for the SEC for fiscal year 2013, which is $50,000,000 above 
fiscal year 2012 and $195,000,000 less than the request. The 
Committee designates $7,067,000 as the minimum funding for the 
SEC Office of Inspector General.
    Information Technology.--The Committee is supportive of the 
SEC's prioritization of robust and effective information 
technology (IT) systems within the Commission. The SEC has 
indicated the use of the Dodd-Frank mandatory Reserve Fund to 
support the Commission's IT initiatives. This fund is not 
overseen by Congress and it is left to the discretion of the 
Commission as to its use. The Committee believes emergency 
reserve funds should be used for natural disaster emergencies 
and other crises, not discretionary priorities within a Federal 
agency. While the Committee does not support the use of the 
Reserve Fund, an increase to IT funding is provided through the 
Commission's overall appropriation. The Committee's recommended 
funding level for the SEC increases the overall funding level 
by $50,000,000 specifically to support IT funding priorities. 
The Committee has restricted funds from the Reserve Fund from 
being used in Section 618.
    Economic Analysis.--Since 2001, the SEC's budget has 
increased by over 200 percent. Based on the increases Congress 
has provided, the Commission should be able to provide for 
comprehensive economic analysis before promulgating rules that 
affect the capital markets. It appears that thorough economic 
analysis has not been conducted before Commission rulemakings, 
and recently courts have overturned SEC rules due to 
insufficient economic examination. As the agency in charge of 
overseeing capital markets, economic analysis should be a 
cornerstone to all agency rulemaking, not an afterthought. 
Within the funds provided, the Committee directs the SEC to 
increase and prioritize its economic analysis capabilities. The 
Committee expects the SEC to use these capabilities to enhance 
the understanding of the economic impacts of rulemakings.
    Organizational Structure.--The Committee remains concerned 
that a lack of managerial accountability, focus, 
prioritization, and internal communication hampers the 
effectiveness of the SEC. Last year the Committee concurred 
with the recommendation put forth in the Boston Consulting 
Group (BCG) report that the SEC must reorganize in order to 
become more efficient. While progress has been made in 
reorganizing certain offices, the Committee believes there is 
more to be done to make the Commission better able to respond 
to dynamic markets. The Committee directs the SEC to provide a 
report on a reorganization plan outlining areas of improvement. 
Within the report the Committee directs the SEC to undertake a 
review of the regional offices, as directed by the BCG report, 
and submit this review to the Committee no later than 90 days 
after enactment of this Act. This report should include whether 
consolidation of regional offices is feasible.
    Disclosures.--Corporate disclosures are at the core of 
investor protection, but disclosures must be timely and 
relevant in order to be effective. Voluminous disclosures 
encourage confusion while discouraging retail shareholder 
participation in corporate elections and proposals. The system 
must be overhauled, as the SEC has acknowledged, to eliminate 
obsolete disclosures. The concept release related to proxy 
voting systems has been languishing for almost 2 years. The 
Committee requests a report on SEC's efforts to modernize the 
disclosure requirements within 90 days of enactment of this 
Act.
    Money Market Funds.--The Committee directs the SEC to 
carefully review any new regulations related to money market 
funds as they play a vital role in satisfying retailers, 
businesses, States, and municipalities' short-term financing 
needs. Any new regulations should avoid negative impacts on the 
ability of money market funds to provide liquidity. Impairing 
or restricting the use of money market funds could potentially 
result in hundreds of market participants issuing longer-term 
debt, significantly increasing their funding costs, slowing 
expansion rates, and depressing job and economic growth. Before 
any new regulations on money market funds are proposed, the 
Committee believes the SEC must have a clear understanding of 
how the regulations adopted by the Commission in January 2010 
have impacted the industry. Further, the Committee believes any 
future rulemaking procedures on money market funds should be 
based on rigorous economic analysis.
    The SEC ruling in 2010 made changes to money market funds 
to provide greater fund stability, transparency, and to ensure 
the ability of money market funds to afford liquidity to the 
capital and municipal markets. The Committee remains concerned 
that, despite the regulatory reform changes that were made in 
2010, the SEC believes the issuance of additional discretionary 
money market fund regulations is a high priority. The SEC 
Chairman has maintained this position despite the fact that the 
SEC has already missed numerous other deadlines for mandatory 
rulemakings and many questions remain as to whether the 
necessary data and rigorous economic analysis exists or has 
been conducted to justify additional money market fund 
regulations.
    The Committee has included section 633 requiring the SEC to 
submit a report within 90 days of enactment of this Act to the 
Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on Financial 
Services, and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs that includes a detailed analysis of the money 
market fund industry, including the effectiveness of Rule 2a-7 
of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-7 et seq.) as 
amended by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 
23, 2010.
    The Committee directs the SEC to ensure that the report to 
Congress be developed in consultation with affected market 
participants and, if the Commission recommends any new 
regulatory changes in addition to the implementation of the 
Rule 2a-7 changes made in 2010, that the report include the 
rationale as to why any new proposed regulatory recommendations 
will not impair, restrict, or harm the ability of money market 
funds to provide liquidity to the capital markets. This report 
should address specifically how any proposed changes would 
affect: (1) investor returns and cash management efficiencies; 
(2) the borrowing costs for businesses and governments that 
access money markets for financing purposes; (3) the 
concentration and capacity among providers of short-term 
financing; and (4) efficiency, competition, and capital 
formation.
    Dodd-Frank.--The Committee believes the SEC should 
undertake all statutory rulemakings of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and 
the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) before 
undertaking any discretionary rulemakings.
    The Committee is aware of the progress the Commission has 
made related to the recommendations within the Boston 
Consulting Group (BCG) report, as required by the Dodd-Frank 
Act. However, the Committee has been unimpressed with the 
subsequent updates to the BCG report. The Committee expects 
future updates to include tangible goals and timelines for 
completion, as well as clear and concise explanations of the 
status of workstreams.
    The Committee directs the SEC and the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission (CFTC) to work together to address the 
portfolio margining mandates of section 713 of the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, specifically by 
jointly addressing currently pending petitions before the 
agencies that would allow the portfolio margining of index 
credit default swaps and single name credit default swaps. The 
Committee is concerned that insufficient coordination and 
inaction to satisfy section 713 provisions will discourage the 
central clearing of credit default swaps, a key component of 
the Dodd-Frank Act and one of the broad goals for financial 
reform agreed upon by the G-20 nations in 2009.
    The Committee directs the SEC to work cooperatively with 
the CFTC on all joint rulemakings as required by the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
    Registration Threshold.--Congress intends for Title VI of 
the JOBS Act (P.L. 112-106) to apply to S&L Holding Companies 
defined by the Home Owners Loan Act. The Committee believes the 
Securities and Exchange Commission should use its existing 
authority pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 
to ensure this result.
    Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.--The 
Committee directs the SEC to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations the status of the Residential Mortgage-Backed 
Securities Working Group's activities no later than 60 days 
after the enactment of this Act.
 
                        Selective Service System
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $23,984,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        24,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       -11,784,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........       -12,200,000
 
 
    The Selective Service System was established by the 
Selective Service Act of 1948. The mission of the System is to 
be prepared to supply manpower to the Armed Forces adequate to 
ensure the security of the United States during a time of 
national emergency. Since 1973, the Armed Forces have relied on 
volunteers to fill military manpower requirements, but 
selective service registration was reinstituted in July 1980.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,200,000 
for the Selective Service System for fiscal year 2013, which is 
$11,784,000 less than fiscal year 2012 and $12,200,000 less 
than the request.
 
                     Small Business Administration
 
    The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small 
businesses through programs involving loans, grants, and 
contracting preferences. These programs maintain and strengthen 
an economy that depends on small businesses for 60 to 80 
percent of job creation. SBA programs also serve disadvantaged 
populations so that their small business enterprises may 
overcome economic and social obstacles to success.
    The recommendation provides a total of $1,158,491,000 for 
the Small Business Administration. This amount is $239,720,000 
more than fiscal year 2012 and $43,110 more than the budget 
request. Detailed guidance for the SBA appropriations accounts 
is presented below.
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $417,348,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       423,577,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       415,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        -2,348,000
    Budget request, estimate, fiscal year 2013........        -8,577,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $415,000,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the SBA, which is $2,348,000 less than fiscal year 
2012 and $8,577,000 less than the request. Within the amounts 
made available under this heading, the Committee recommendation 
provides $178,270,000 for the SBA non-credit business 
assistance programs, which is $5,922,000 more than fiscal year 
2012 and $19,157,000 more than the request.
    The Committee recommendations for non-credit business 
assistance, by program, are displayed in the following table:
 
                NON-CREDIT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
 
                                                          [In thousands 
                                                             of dollars]
Small Business Development Centers............................  $112,500
Veterans Business Development.................................     2,500
SCORE.........................................................     7,000
Women's Business Centers......................................    14,000
National Women's Business Council.............................       920
Microloan Technical Assistance................................    20,000
PRIME.........................................................     3,500
Native American Outreach......................................     1,250
7(j) Technical Assistance.....................................     3,100
HUBZone.......................................................     2,500
Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (Clusters).............     5,000
National Veterans Entrepreneurial Training (VET) Program......     6,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
 
Total, non-credit initiatives.................................   178,270
 
    The SBA shall not reduce these non-credit programs from the 
amounts specified above and the SBA shall not merge any of the 
non-credit programs without advance written approval from the 
Committee. The Committee recommendation includes an increase of 
$19,157,000 more than the request level for non-credit 
programs. Funding above the request level was provided for the 
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program, SCORE, 
Women's Business Centers, Microloan Technical Assistance, 
HUBZone, Native American Outreach, and PRIME.
    The Committee encourages the SBA to support small business 
development and entrepreneurship throughout the country by 
funding non-profit organizations and institutions of higher 
education that train and educate an entrepreneurial work force 
and provide business development services designed to 
accelerate industry sectors that build regional assets.
    The Committee strongly supports the SBA's Historically 
Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program and believes that 
it is a critical resource for distressed communities, 
especially during the current economic downturn. The Committee 
is aware that there are certain rural areas that are 
underutilized business areas, but are excluded from HUBZone 
designation based on the current program authorization. The 
Committee encourages the SBA to continue to examine ways to 
incorporate underutilized business areas into any future 
revisions of the Small Business Act.
    The Committee recognizes the value of the 8(a) program in 
assisting small and disadvantaged businesses to compete in the 
marketplace and provides sufficient funding to execute the 
mission of the 8(a) program.
    Additionally, as part of SBA's mission to provide business 
training and counseling to a wide diversity of geographic 
areas, demographic populations, and economic environments; the 
Committee encourages SBA to expand the presence of Women's 
Business Centers in the United States territories.
    The most recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
report on duplicative programs found that SBA has not routinely 
conducted program evaluations for many of its economic 
development programs. The Committee expects SBA to conduct 
regular performance evaluations of its programs. The Committee 
directs SBA to report to the Committee within 60 days of 
enactment on its efforts to bring-to-date performance reviews 
on all of its economic programs and provide a plan for their 
continued review going forward.
    In fiscal year 2012, permanent language was included 
regarding the contents of SBA's annual budget request. SBA is 
expected to consult with the Committee before the submission of 
the fiscal year 2014 budget request to ensure that the budget 
submission meets the information needs of the Committee.
 
                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $16,267,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        19,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,267,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................        +1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -2,133,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $17,267,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the SBA, which is $1,000,000 more than 
fiscal year 2012 and $2,133,000 less than the request. In 
addition, $1,500,000 is made available by transfer from the 
Disaster Loans Program Account.
 
                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................        $9,120,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................         8,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,120,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................          +220,000
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $9,120,000 for the Office of 
Advocacy of the SBA, which is equal to fiscal year 2012 and 
$220,000 more than the request. The Committee supports the 
Office's mission to reduce regulatory burdens that Federal 
policies impose on small businesses and maximize the benefits 
small businesses receive from the government. The Committee is 
disappointed that the Administration proposed reducing 
resources for the Office.
 
                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $358,736,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       496,504,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       550,104,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................      +191,368,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................       +53,600,000
 
 
    The SBA Business Loans Program serves as an important 
source of capital for America's small businesses. The 
recommendation supports the 7(a) business loan program, the 504 
certified development company program, Small Business 
Investment Company (SBIC) debentures, and the Secondary Market 
Guarantee Program.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends a total of $550,104,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account, which is $191,368,000 more than 
fiscal year 2012 and $53,600,000 above the request. Funding 
above the request will subsidize an additional $1.5 billion 
above the budget request in small business financing to support 
$17.5 billion of 7(a) business loans and $7.5 billion of 504 
loan activity. Of the amount appropriated, $145,060,000 is for 
administrative expenses related to business loan programs. The 
amount provided for administrative expenses may be transferred 
to and merged with the appropriation for SBA salaries and 
expenses to cover the common overhead expenses associated with 
business loans.
    The recommendation includes $402,200,000 for the subsidy 
cost of the 7(a) business loan guarantee program and the 504 
certified development program. This funding will help to 
stimulate small business investment and will contribute to 
economic growth. The effect of small businesses on the economy 
is considerable. Firms employing fewer than 500 employees 
comprise about 99.7 percent of all businesses in the nation and 
employ roughly half of all private sector employees. The 
subsidy funding provided in this account will help to ensure 
the continued strength of the small business sector.
    The recommendation also includes $2,844,000 in loan subsidy 
for the Microloan Program. The amount provided is estimated to 
support $18,000,000 in microloans.
 
                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $117,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       167,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       167,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       +49,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the subsidy costs associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2013, as well as the administrative expenses of the loan 
programs. The Committee recommends a total of $167,000,000 for 
administrative expenses for fiscal year 2013, which is 
$49,700,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the 
request. The Committee provides $1,500,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General for audits and reviews of the disaster loans 
program and $9,000,000 may be transferred to Salaries and 
Expenses for administrative expenses.
    When the budget request was submitted, it assumed 
sufficient prior year funds would be available to cover 
estimated subsidy costs. However, the Committee wants to ensure 
that there are sufficient funds available to meet the lending 
needs of eligible victims. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
SBA to continue providing updates on available resources for 
the disaster loans program on a monthly basis.
    The Committee funds this program within its discretionary 
allocation. The Administration proposed funding these costs 
with a disaster cap adjustment.
 
        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 516. The Committee continues a provision for the 
SBA authorizing transfers of up to five percent of any SBA 
appropriation to other appropriations, provided that transfers 
do not increase an appropriation by more than 10 percent. The 
provision also requires that transfers be treated as 
reprogrammings of funds.
 
                      United States Postal Service
 
 
                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $78,153,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        89,092,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        89,092,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................       +10,939,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is funded almost 
entirely by Postal ratepayers rather than taxpayers. Funds 
provided to the Postal Service in the Payment to the Postal 
Service Fund include appropriations for revenue forgone in 
providing free mail for the blind, people with disabilities, 
and for overseas absentee voting.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$89,092,000 for Payment to the Postal Service Fund, which is 
$10,939,000 more than fiscal year 2012 and the same as the 
request. This is an advance appropriation for fiscal year 2014. 
The bill includes language specifying that 6-day delivery and 
rural delivery of mail shall continue at not less than the 1983 
level. Language is also included prohibiting funds in this Act 
from being used to consolidate or close small rural and other 
small post offices.
    The Committee commends the efforts of the USPS to be 
fiscally responsible. However, when the USPS considers changes 
in local delivery service, the Committee strongly urges the 
USPS to hold public meetings, take into consideration the input 
of residents, and provide fiscal justification before any major 
changes in delivery service are made. Many Americans depend 
upon the USPS for daily and essential services, and it is 
important that their service reflects the standards of an 
organization charged with the utmost reliability, consistency 
and care. The Committee expects the USPS to consider all 
possible sources to find savings, including examining its 
management structure and field and district offices to ensure 
proportional savings are found in its retail, mail processing, 
delivery networks and headquarter operations. The Committee 
urges the USPS to continue its efforts at achieving cost 
reductions without compromising services.
 
                      Office of Inspector General
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................      $241,468,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................       241,468,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       241,468,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................             - - -
 
 
    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorizes the Postal Service Office 
of Inspector General (OIG) to receive funding by transfer out 
of the Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2009. The 
OIG conducts audits, reviews and investigations, and keeps 
Congress informed on the efficiency and economy of Postal 
Service programs and operations.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $241,468,000, 
which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and the request.
 
                        United States Tax Court
 
 
                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
Appropriation, fiscal year 2012.......................       $51,079,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2013......................        53,103,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        51,079,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2012...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................        -2,024,000
 
 
    The U.S. Tax Court adjudicates controversies involving 
deficiencies in income, estate, and gift taxes. The Court also 
has jurisdiction to determine deficiencies in certain excise 
taxes, to issue declaratory judgments in the areas of 
qualifications of retirement plans and exemptions of charitable 
organizations, and to decide certain cases involving disclosure 
of tax information by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue 
Service.
 
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 
    The Committee recommends $51,079,000 for the U.S. Tax 
Court, which is the same as fiscal year 2012 and $2,024,000 
less than the request.
 
                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT
 
 
                              (RESCISSION)
 
    Section 601. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 603. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
procurement contracts for consulting service expenditures to 
contracts that are matters of public record and available for 
public inspection.
    Section 604. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without express 
authority.
    Section 605. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision requires 
that agencies or entities funded by the Act notify the 
Committee and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by 
either the House or Senate Committees on Appropriations for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. The provision also directs 
the agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for 
the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 610. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding for the Executive Office of the President 
to request a Federal Bureau of Investigation background 
investigation except with the express consent of the individual 
involved or in extraordinary circumstances involving national 
security.
    Section 611. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding cost accounting standards for contracts under the 
Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. The Committee includes modified language 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortion.
    Section 614. The Committee continues the provision making 
exceptions to the preceding section where the life of the 
mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of an act of 
rape or incest.
    Section 615. The Committee continues the provision carried 
annually since 2004 waiving restrictions on the purchase of 
non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies in the case of 
acquisition of information technology by the Federal 
government. The Committee understands that the use of this 
provision allows for the purchase of high quality products and 
the efficiency of assisted acquisition, which agencies rely on 
to maximize constrained budgets. The Office of Management and 
Budget is directed to report to the Committee within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act on the supply chain risk assessment 
processes in place when Federal agencies use this authority.
    Section 616. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or 
reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by such agency 
or commission.
    Section 617. The Committee continues the provision 
permitting the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
Commodities Future Trading Commission to fund a joint advisory 
committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues, 
notwithstanding Section 708 of this Act.
    Section 618. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the obligation of funds in fiscal year 2013 from the Securities 
and Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by the Dodd-
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The 
Committee does not support mandatory reserve funds. The 
Committee believes the Commission should request the level of 
funding it believes is necessary in any given fiscal year and 
not have access to reserve funding that is outside of the 
Congressional review process.
    Section 619. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring certain agencies to provide quarterly reports on 
unobligated prior year balances.
    Section 620. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires certain agencies in this Act to consult with the 
General Services Administration before seeking new office space 
or making alterations to existing office space.
    Section 621. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the Federal Trade Commission to complete 
the draft report entitled ``Interagency Working Group on Food 
Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles 
to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts'' unless the 
Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children complies 
with Executive Order 13563, including the requirement in 
section (c) to provide quantified present and future benefits 
and costs.
    Section 622. The Committee modifies the provision 
prohibiting funding for certain czars including the White House 
Director of the Office of Health Reform, the Assistant to the 
President for Energy and Climate Change, the Senior Advisor to 
the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task 
Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for 
Manufacturing Policy, and the White House Director of Urban 
Affairs to include any substantially similar provisions.
    Section 623. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used by any agency in this Act for 
any new hires not verified through the E-Verify Program 
established under section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration 
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a 
note).
    Section 624. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 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, where the awarding agency is aware of the 
conviction, unless an 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 625. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 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, where the awarding agency is 
aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an 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 626. The Committee includes language providing 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, $125,464,000 
for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial Officers' 
Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the 
United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund), 
$10,818,000,000 for the Government Payment for Annuitants, 
Employee Health Benefits, $51,000,000 for the Government 
Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$9,780,000,000 for Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.
    Section 627. The Committee includes language which amends 
the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to allow for 
a greater number of States and municipalities to qualify for 
the program.
    Section 628. The Committee includes a provision directing 
the Comptroller General to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of 
the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
    Section 629. The Committee rescinds $900,000 from the 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. While the 
Committee is supportive of privacy and civil liberties 
protections, this board has no members and has not incurred any 
costs.
    Section 630. The Committee includes language requiring 
certain regulatory agencies to provide a report on increasing 
public participation in rulemaking, improving coordination 
among Federal agencies, and identifying ineffective or 
excessively burdensome regulations.
    Section 631. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
agencies within this Act from spending funds on travel, 
conferences, or employee awards programs that are not 
authorized by Federal law, regulation, or Executive Order. No 
later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, each Inspector 
General of a department or agency, board or commission, 
Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, or 
senior ethics official in agencies without inspectors general 
funded by this Act shall report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate as to whether the entity 
concerned has effective procedures in place to ensure 
compliance with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, and 
Executive Orders on travel, conferences, and employee awards 
programs.
    Section 632. The Committee includes language requiring the 
Securities and Exchange Commission to submit a report on the 
effectiveness of Rule 2a-7 (17 C.F.R. 270.2a-7) related to 
money market funds and their ability to provide liquidity to 
the capital and municipal markets.
    Section 633. The Committee includes new language regarding 
restrictions relating to foreign entities.
    Section 634. The Committee includes new language which 
prohibits the General Services Administration from providing 
bonuses to employees who are under investigation.
 
             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, GOVERNMENT-WIDE
 
 
                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 701. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use of 
controlled substances.
    Section 702. The Committee continues the provision 
establishing price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by 
the Federal Government with an exemption for the purchase of 
electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell 
vehicles.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel to also be used for 
quarter allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the employment of noncitizens.
    Section 705. The Committee continues the provision giving 
agencies the authority to pay General Services Administration 
bills for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention 
programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered 
through such programs.
    Section 707. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available to corporations and 
agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 may pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 709. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration of 
offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 711. The Committee continues the provision to allow 
for interagency funding of national security and emergency 
telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 712. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was 
not created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the 
White House.
    Section 713. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 714. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 715. The Committee continues, with technical 
adjustments, the provision prohibiting the expenditure of funds 
for implementation of agreements in nondisclosure policies 
unless certain provisions are included.
    Section 716. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting, other than for normal and recognized executive-
legislative relationships, propaganda, publicity and lobbying 
by executive agency personnel in support or defeat of 
legislative initiatives.
    Section 717. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting any Federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 718. The Committee continues the provision, with a 
modification, prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-
public information such as mailing, telephone, or electronic 
mailing lists to any person or organization outside the 
government without the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 719. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 720. The Committee continues the provision 
directing agency employees to use official time in an honest 
effort to perform official duties.
    Section 721. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of the Federal 
Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 722. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
agencies to transfer $17,000,000 to the Government-wide Policy 
account of General Services Administration to finance an 
appropriate share of various government-wide boards and 
councils. The Committee directs the Chief Human Capital 
Officers Council (CHCOC) to report to the Committee on steps 
taken by the Council to improve retirement processing within 90 
days of enactment.
    Section 723. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits breast feeding in a Federal building or on Federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 724. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council. The 
report should include the entire budget of the National Science 
and Technology Council.
    Section 725. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring documents involving the distribution of Federal funds 
to indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 726. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal access or use 
of Internet sites or to collect, review, or obtain any 
personally identifiable information relating to access to or 
use of an Internet site.
    Section 727. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
health plans participating in the Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Program to provide contraceptive coverage and provides 
exemptions to certain religious plans.
    Section 728. The Committee continues language supporting 
strict adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 729. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate 
in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 730. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for implementation of Office of Personnel 
Management regulations limiting detailees to the Legislative 
Branch, and implementing limitations on the Coast Guard 
Congressional Fellowship Program.
    Section 731. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of funds for Federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 732. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning transfers or reimbursements for ``E-Government'' 
initiatives.
    Section 733. The Committee continues the provision that 
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. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 734. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting use of funds in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act) and regulations 
implementing that section.
    Section 735. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to evaluate the creditworthiness of an 
individual before issuing the individual a government travel 
charge card and limits agency actions accordingly.
    Section 736. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any Federal Government 
contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
as an inverted domestic corporation.
    Section 737. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to pay a fee to the Office of Personnel 
Management for processing retirement of employees who separate 
under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or who receive 
Voluntary Separation Incentive payments.
    Section 738. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal 
contract or participating in an acquisition to disclose 
political contributions.
    Section 739. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the non-application of these general provisions to 
title IV and to title VIII.
    The Committee does not include requested language to freeze 
the pay of senior Executive Branch political positions because 
on February 1, 2012, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 
3835 eliminating cost of living and locality pay adjustments 
for all Federal employees in 2013.
 
          TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
 
                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 
    Section 801. The Committee continues the provision that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 802. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803. The Committee continues the provision that 
establishes reprogramming procedures for Federal funds.
    Section 804. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of Federal funds to provide salaries or 
other costs associated with the offices of United States 
Senator or Representative.
    Section 805. The Committee continues language restricting 
the use of official vehicles to official duties.
    Section 806. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds for any petition drive or 
civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for 
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for needle exchange programs.
    Section 808. The Committee continues the provision that 
includes a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties 
associated with the possession, use, or distribution on any 
schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any 
tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    Section 810. The Committee continues the provision that 
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. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a revised 
operating budget for all agencies in the D.C. government, no 
later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act 
that realigns budgeted data with anticipated actual 
expenditures.
    Section 812. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the CFO to submit a revised operating budget for D.C. 
Public Schools, no later than 30 calendar days after the 
enactment of this Act that realigns school budgets to actual 
school enrollment.
    Section 813. The Committee modifies a provision allowing 
the transfer of local funds and capital and enterprise funds.
    Section 814. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this 
title and title IV.
    The recommendation does not include the requested language 
allowing the District of Columbia to spend local funds in the 
absence of an appropriations act. Nonetheless, the Committee 
recognizes the challenges the District would face in the event 
of a Federal government shutdown. The Committee believes that 
District leaders and the congressional committees of 
jurisdiction should consider possible legislative solutions to 
address these challenges.
 
                TITLE IX--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
 
                       SPENDING REDUCTION ACCOUNT
 
    Section 901. The Committee includes a provision that 
prohibits new budget authority from exceeding the budget 
allocation in fiscal year 2013.
 
              House of Representatives Report Requirements
 
    The following items are included in accordance with various 
requirements of the Rules of the House of Representatives:
 
                          Full Committee Votes
 

 
         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.
 
                          Rescission of Funds
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table is submitted 
describing the rescissions recommended in the accompanying 
bill:
 
 
 
 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund..............................      $830,000,000
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board...........           900,000
 
 
                           Transfer of Funds
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill:
 
               UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
    Under the Department of the Treasury, ``Office of Terrorism 
and Financial Intelligence, Salaries and Expenses'', 
unobligated balances associated with these activities under the 
Departmental Offices heading shall be transferred and merged 
with this account.
    Section 101 allows the transfer of five percent of any 
appropriation (or three percent of Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS), ``Enforcement'') made available to the IRS to any other 
IRS appropriation, subject to prior congressional approval.
    Section 108 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between Departmental Offices, Office of Inspector General, 
Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program, 
Financial Management Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Bureau of 
the Public Debt appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 109 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 112 authorizes the transfer of funds from the 
``Financial Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'', to the 
``Debt Collection Fund'' as necessary to cover the cost of debt 
collection.
 
           UNDER TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
 
    Language is included under Federal Drug Control Programs, 
``High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', which allows 
for the transfer of funds to Federal departments or agencies 
and State and local entities.
    Language is included under ``Information Technology 
Oversight and Reform'', allowing the transfer of funds to other 
agencies to carry out projects.
    Language is included under the Official Residence of the 
Vice President, ``Operating Expenses'', allowing the transfer 
of funds to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Section 201 permits the Executive Office of the President 
to transfer up to 10 percent of any appropriation, subject to 
approval of the Committee.
 
                     UNDER TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY
 
    Language is included under ``Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Court Security'', allowing 
funds to be transferred to the United States Marshals Service 
for courthouse security.
    Section 302 permits the Judiciary to transfer up to five 
percent of any appropriation with certain limitations.
 
                  UNDER TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
 
    Under Title V, Independent Agencies, a number of transfers 
are allowed.
    (1) The Election Assistance Commission account may transfer 
$1,375,000 to the National Institute for Standards and 
Technology and allows for the transfer of unexpended balances 
if the agency is terminated.
    (2) Within the Federal Buildings Fund unobligated balances 
under building operations may be transferred to and merged with 
Public Building Service Salaries and Expenses or Building 
Operations and Maintenance and section 505 allows the transfer 
of funding within Federal Buildings Fund after approval of the 
Committee.
    (3) Under Electronic Government funds may be transferred to 
other agencies and if the administration of the USAspending.gov 
program changes funds may to transferred to the office 
authorized to administer the program.
    (4) Under Merit Systems Protection Board, an amount is 
transferred from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability 
Fund.
    (5) Under Office of Personnel Management, amounts from 
certain trust funds are transferred to the Salaries and 
Expenses and Office of Inspector General accounts for 
administrative expenses;
    (6) Under the Postal Regulatory Commission, amounts are 
transferred from the Postal Service Fund;
    (7) Under the Recovery Accountability and Transparency 
Board if terminated, funds may be transferred to the office 
authorized to replace the office.
    (8) Under Small Business Administration, Business Loans 
Program Account, amounts may be transferred to and merged with 
Salaries and Expenses.
    (9) Under Small Business Administration, Disaster Loans 
Program Account, amounts may be transferred to and merged with 
the Office of Inspector General, and Salaries and Expenses.
    (10) Under Administrative Provision-Small Business 
Administration, amounts may be transferred between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration.
    (11) Under United States Postal Service, Office of 
Inspector General, amounts are transferred from the Postal 
Service Fund.
 
                    UNDER TITLE VII--GOVERNMENT-WIDE
 
    Section 722 authorizes departments and agencies to transfer 
funds to the General Services Administration to support certain 
financial, information technology, procurement and other 
management initiatives.
 
       UNDER TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
    Section 803 authorizes the District of Columbia to transfer 
local funds and section 813 allows transfer funds between 
operations and capital accounts.
 
   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items
 
    Neither the bill nor the report contains any Congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
 
          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)
 
  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):
 
  SECTION 122 OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE 
        JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1998
 
 
                          (Public Law 105-119)
 
AN ACT making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, 
  and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.
 
  Sec. 122.(a) * * *
 
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  (g)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject 
to paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized 
to establish, for a period of [14 years] 16 years from date of 
enactment of this provision, a personnel management 
demonstration project providing for the compensation and 
performance management of not more than a combined total of 950 
employees who fill critical scientific, technical, engineering, 
intelligence analyst, language translator, and medical 
positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
 
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                      TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE
 
 
SUBTITLE I--GENERAL
 
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                 CHAPTER 3--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
 
SUBCHAPTER I--ORGANIZATION
 
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Sec. 310. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
 
  (a) * * *
  (b) Director.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Duties and powers.--The duties and powers of the 
        Director are as follows:
                  (A) * * *
 
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                  (E) Furnish research, analytical, and 
                informational services to financial 
                institutions, appropriate Federal and foreign 
                regulatory agencies with regard to financial 
                institutions, and appropriate Federal, State, 
                local, and foreign law enforcement authorities, 
                in accordance with policies and guidelines 
                established by the Secretary of the Treasury or 
                the Under Secretary of the Treasury for 
                Enforcement, in the interest of detection, 
                prevention, and prosecution of terrorism, 
                organized crime, money laundering, and other 
                financial crimes.
 
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          SECTION 203 OF THE JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990
 
 
SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.
 
  (a) * * *
 
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  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
  (1) * * *
 
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Except [with respect to the district of Kansas] with respect to 
the eastern district of Missouri, the district of Kansas, the 
western district of Michigan, the eastern district of 
Pennsylvania, the district of Hawaii, and the northern district 
of Ohio, the first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
each of the judicial districts named in this subsection, 
occurring 10 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created by this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the eastern district of Missouri 
occurring 10 years and 6 months or more after the confirmation 
date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created 
for such district under this subsection, shall not be filled. 
The first vacancy in the office of district judge in the 
district of Kansas occurring [21 years or more] 22 years and 6 
months or more after the confirmation date of the judge named 
to fill the temporary judgeship created for such district under 
this subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the western district of Michigan, 
occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be filled. The 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in the eastern 
district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created for such district under this subsection, 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in the northern district of Ohio occurring 19 
years or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to 
fill the temporary judgeship created under this subsection 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of the 
district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring [18 years or 
more] 19 years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date 
of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created 
under this subsection shall not be filled. For districts named 
in this subsection for which multiple judgeships are created by 
this Act, the last of those judgeships filled shall be the 
judgeships created under this section.
 
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  SECTION 312 OF THE 21ST CENTURY DEPARMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS 
                           AUTHORIZATION ACT
 
 
SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS.
 
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  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Vacancies not filled.--The first vacancy in the 
        office of district judge in each of the offices of 
        district judge authorized by this subsection, except in 
        the case of the central district of California and the 
        western district of North Carolina, occurring [10 
        years] 11 years or more after the confirmation date of 
        the judge named to fill the temporary district 
        judgeship created in the applicable district by this 
        subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in 
        the office of district judge in the central district of 
        California occurring 10 years and 6 months or more 
        after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
        the temporary district judgeship created in that 
        district by this subsection, shall not be filled. The 
        first vacancy in the office of district judge in the 
        western district of North Carolina occurring 10 years 
        or more after the confirmation date of the judge named 
        to fill the temporary district judgeship created in 
        that district by this subsection, shall not be filled.
 
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                      TITLE 28, UNITED STATES CODE
 
 
Part I--Organization of Courts
 
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CHAPTER 5--DISTRICT COURTS
 
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Sec. 104. Mississippi
 
  Mississippi is divided into two judicial districts to be 
known as the northern and southern districts of Mississippi.
 
                           Northern District
 
  [(a) The northern district comprises four divisions.
          [(1) Eastern division comprises the counties of 
        Alcorn, Attala, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, 
        Lee, Lowndes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Prentiss, Tishomingo, 
        and Winston.
 
          [Court for the eastern division shall be held at 
        Aberdeen, Ackerman, and Corinth.
          [(2) The western division comprises the counties of 
        Benton, Calhoun, Grenada, Lafayette, Marshall, 
        Montgomery, Pontotoc, Tippah, Union, Webster, and 
        Yalobusha.
 
          [Court for the Western division shall be held at 
        Oxford.
          [(3) The Delta division comprises the counties of 
        Bolivar, Coahoma, De Soto, Panola, Quitman, 
        Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica.
 
          [Court for the Delta division shall be held at 
        Clarksdale and Cleveland.
          [(4) The Greenville division comprises the counties 
        of Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Sunflower, and 
        Washington.
 
          [Court for the Greenville division shall be held at 
        Greenville.]
  (a) The northern district comprises three divisions.
          (1) The Aberdeen Division comprises the counties of 
        Alcorn, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lee, 
        Lowndes, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Prentiss, Tishomingo, 
        Webster, and Winston.
          Court for the Aberdeen Division shall be held at 
        Aberdeen, Ackerman, and Corinth.
          (2) The Oxford Division comprises the counties of 
        Benton, Calhoun, DeSoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, 
        Pontotoc, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tunica, 
        Union, and Yalobusha.
          Court for the Oxford Division shall be held at 
        Oxford.
          (3) The Greenville Division comprises the counties of 
        Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Grenada, Humphreys, 
        Leflore, Montgomery, Sunflower, and Washington.
          Court for the Greenville Division shall be held at 
        Clarksdale, Cleveland, and Greenville.
 
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Sec. 105. Missouri
 
  Missouri is divided into two judicial districts to be known 
as the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.
 
                            Eastern District
 
  (a) The Eastern District comprises three divisions.
          (1) The Eastern Division comprises the counties of 
        Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, [Iron,] Jefferson, 
        Lincoln, Maries, Phelps, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, 
        [Saint Genevieve,] Saint Louis, Warren, and Washington, 
        and the city of Saint Louis.
 
          Court for the Eastern Division shall be held at Saint 
        Louis.
 
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          (3) The Southeastern Division comprises the counties 
        of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, 
        Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, 
        Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Saint Genevieve, Scott, 
        Shannon, Stoddard, and Wayne.
 
          Court for the Southeastern Division shall be held at 
        Cape Girardeau.
 
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       DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
 
                          (Public Law 111-203)
 
   AN ACT To promote the financial stability of the United States by 
 improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to 
  end ``too big to fail'', to protect the American taxpayer by ending 
    bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services 
                   practices, and for other purposes.
 
 
 
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TITLE X--BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION
 
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Subtitle A--Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
 
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SEC. 1017. FUNDING; PENALTIES AND FINES.
 
  (a) Transfer of Funds From Board Of Governors.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Funding cap.--
                  (A) * * *
 
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                  [(C) Reviewability.--Notwithstanding any 
                other provision in this title, the funds 
                derived from the Federal Reserve System 
                pursuant to this subsection shall not be 
                subject to review by the Committees on 
                Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
                and the Senate.]
 
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             VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL AND SPA SAFETY ACT
 
TITLE XIV--POOL AND SPA SAFETY
 
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SEC. 1405. STATE SWIMMING POOL SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM.
 
  (a) * * *
  (b) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under the 
program, a State shall--
          (1) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission 
        that it has a State statute, or that, after the date of 
        enactment of this title, it has enacted a statute, or 
        amended an existing statute, and provides for the 
        enforcement of, a law that--
                  (A) except as provided in section 
                1406(a)(1)(A)(i), applies to [all swimming 
                pools constructed after the date that is 6 
                months after the date of enactment of the 
                Financial Services and General Government 
                Appropriations Act, 2012 in the State] all 
                swimming pools constructed in the State after 
                the date a State submits an application to the 
                Commission for a grant under this section; and
 
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  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to 
be appropriated to the Commission for each of [fiscal years 
2009 and 2010] fiscal years 2009 through 2014 $2,000,000 to 
carry out this section, such sums to remain available until 
expended. Any amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection 
that remain unexpended and unobligated at the end of [fiscal 
year 2012] fiscal year 2014 shall be retained by the Commission 
and credited to the appropriations account that funds 
enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act.
 
SEC. 1406. MINIMUM STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS.
 
  (a) In General.--
          (1) Safety standards.--A State meets the minimum 
        State law requirements of this section if--
                  (A) the State requires by statute--
                          (i) the enclosure of all outdoor 
                        residential pools and spas by barriers 
                        to entry that will effectively prevent 
                        small children from gaining 
                        unsupervised and unfettered access to 
                        the pool or spa; and
                          [(ii) that all pools and spas be 
                        equipped with devices and systems 
                        designed to prevent entrapment by pool 
                        or spa drains;]
                          [(iii)] (ii) that pools and spas 
                        built more than 1 year after the date 
                        of the enactment of such statute have--
                                  (I) * * *
 
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                                  (III) no main drain; and
                          [(iv) every swimming pool and spa 
                        that has a main drain, other than an 
                        unblockable drain, be equipped with a 
                        drain cover that meets the consumer 
                        product safety standard established by 
                        section 1404; and
                          [(v) that periodic notification is 
                        provided to owners of residential 
                        swimming pools or spas about compliance 
                        with the entrapment protection 
                        standards of the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 
                        performance standard, or any successor 
                        standard; and]
 
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          [(2) No liability inference associated with state 
        notification requirement.--The minimum State law 
        notification requirement under paragraph (1)(A)(v) 
        shall not be construed to imply any liability on the 
        part of a State related to that requirement.]
          [(3)] (2) Use of minimum state law requirements.--The 
        Commission--
                  (A) * * *
 
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          [(4)] (3) Requirements to reflect national 
        performance standards and commission guidelines.--In 
        establishing minimum State law requirements under 
        [paragraph (1)] paragraph (1)(B), the Commission 
        shall--
                  (A) * * *
 
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              SECTION 207 OF TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE
 
Sec. 207. Restrictions on former officers, employees, and elected 
                    officials of the executive and legislative branches
 
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  (m) Additional Restrictions Relating to Foreign Entities.--
          (1) In general.--In addition to the restrictions 
        contained in subsection (f), any person who serves in a 
        position described in paragraph (2) and who, within 10 
        years after leaving that position, knowingly--
                  (A) represents a foreign entity before any 
                Member, officer, or employee of either House of 
                Congress, or any officer or employee of a 
                department or agency of the executive branch, 
                with the intent to influence a decision of such 
                officer, employee, or Member, in his or her 
                official capacity, or
                  (B) aids or advises a foreign entity with the 
                intent to influence a decision of any Member, 
                officer, or employee of either House of 
                Congress, or any officer or employee of a 
                department or agency of the executive branch, 
                in his or her official capacity,
        shall be punished as provided in section 216 of this 
        title.
          (2) Positions subject to restriction.--
                  (A) In general.--The positions referred to in 
                paragraph (1) are the following:
                          (i) The President.
                          (ii) The Vice President.
                          (iii) A Member of Congress.
                          (iv) A covered appointee position.
                  (B) Covered appointee position.--For purposes 
                of this paragraph, an individual serves in a 
                ``covered appointee position'' if the 
                individual serves--
                          (i) except as provided in clause 
                        (ii), in a position in an Executive 
                        agency to which the individual was 
                        appointed by the President, by and with 
                        the advice and consent of the Senate;
                          (ii) in a position that is held by an 
                        active duty commissioned officer of the 
                        uniformed services who is serving in a 
                        grade or rank for which the pay grade 
                        (as specified in section 201 of title 
                        37) is pay grade O-7 or higher; or
                          (iii) in any of the following 
                        positions:
                                  (I) Deputy Director of 
                                National Intelligence.
                                  (II) Deputy Director of the 
                                Central Intelligence Agency.
                                  (III) Associate Deputy 
                                Director of the Central 
                                Intelligence Agency.
                                  (IV) The Director of the 
                                National Clandestine Service.
                                  (V) Chief of Station for the 
                                Central Intelligence Agency at 
                                an embassy or consulate of the 
                                United States.
          (3) Limitation to countries of particular concern.--
        The limitations contained in paragraph (1) apply only 
        with respect to a foreign entity in a country that is 
        designated as a country of particular concern for 
        religious freedom under section 402(b)(1)(A) of the 
        International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 
        6442(b)(1)(A).
          (4) Definitions.--As used in this subsection--
                  (A) the term ``Executive agency'' means an 
                Executive agency as defined by section 105 of 
                title 5, including the Executive Office of the 
                President;
                  (B) the term ``Member of Congress'' has the 
                meaning given that term in subsection (e)(9) of 
                this section; and
                  (C) the term ``foreign entity'' means--
                          (i) the government of a foreign 
                        country as defined in section 1(e) of 
                        the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 
                        1938, as amended; and
                          (ii) any entity owned or controlled, 
                        in whole or in part, by the government 
                        of a foreign country (as so defined).
 
               Changes in the Application of Existing Law
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions proposed in the 
accompanying bill which may be considered, under certain 
circumstances, to change the application of existing law, 
either directly or indirectly. The bill provides that 
appropriations shall remain available for more than one year 
for a number of programs for which the basic authorizing 
legislation does not explicitly authorize such extended 
availability. The bill provides, in some instances, for funding 
of agencies and activities where legislation has not yet been 
finalized. In addition, the bill carries language, in some 
instances, permitting activities not authorized by law, or 
exempting agencies from certain provisions of law, but which 
has been carried in appropriations acts for many years.
    The bill includes several limitations on official 
entertainment, reception and representation expenses. Similar 
provisions have appeared in many previous appropriations Acts. 
The bill includes a number of limitations on the purchase of 
automobiles or office furnishings that also have appeared in 
many previous appropriations Acts. Language is included in 
several instances permitting certain funds to be credited to 
the appropriations recommended. Language is also included in 
several instances permitting funding for services authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.
 
                  Title I--Department of the Treasury
 
    Language is included for Departmental Offices, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', that provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the Treasury Building Annex; hire of passenger 
motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and improvements of, and 
purchase of commercial insurance policies for real properties 
leased or owned overseas; official reception and representation 
expenses; contributions to the Organization for Economic 
Cooperation and Development for the Department's participation 
in programs related to global tax administration; information 
technology modernization requirements; Treasury-wide financial 
audits; cybersecurity; critical infrastructure protection and 
compliance policy programs; and the period of availability.
    Language is included for the Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides 
funds combating threats to national security and secure space. 
Language is also included that limits the availability of 
certain amounts and transfers funds.
    Language is included for the Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, including the 
hire of vehicles and specifies amounts for unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
of 1978, including the purchase and hire of motor vehicles and 
specifies amounts for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential 
nature.
    Language is included for the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for the 
hire of motor vehicles; travel and training of non-federal and 
foreign government personnel attending meetings involving 
domestic or foreign financial law enforcement, intelligence, 
and regulation; official reception and representation expenses; 
and assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies with or 
without reimbursement. Language is also included that limits 
the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Financial Management Service, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides a certain amount for 
official reception and representation expenses and limits the 
availability for systems modernization funds.
    Language is included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds 
for the hire of passenger motor vehicles and laboratory 
assistance to State and local agencies with or without 
reimbursement. Language is also included that specifies the 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses and 
cooperative research and development.
    Language is included for the U.S. Mint, ``United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund'', that identifies the source of 
funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint and 
specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language is included for the Bureau of the Public Debt, 
``Administering the Public Debt'', that specifies funds for 
official reception and representation expenses; and provides 
that appropriations from the General Fund will be reduced as 
fees are collected, and that a portion of the funds are to be 
derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for 
administration of the Fund. Language is also included that 
limits the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program Account that provides 
specific amounts for: Native American initiatives, 
administrative expenses, and the cost of direct loans. Language 
is included clarifying the cost of direct loans and the cost of 
modifying direct loans, and specifying the limitation on gross 
obligations for the principal amount of direct loans. Language 
is included with regards to persistent poverty counties.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
``Taxpayer Services'', that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing and account services, and 
taxpayer advocacy services, implementation of the tax credit in 
title II of division A of the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 
107-210), and dedicating funding for the Tax Counseling for the 
Elderly Program, low-income taxpayer clinic grants, Community 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grants, and operating expenses 
of the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Enforcement'', that provides funds to determine and collect 
owed taxes, provide legal and litigation support, conduct 
criminal investigations, enforce criminal statutes, purchase 
and hire of vehicles; and funding for the Interagency Crime and 
Drug Enforcement program.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Operations Support'', that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; and dedicating funding for the IRS 
Oversight Board and official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Business Systems Modernization'', that provides for the 
business systems modernization program, including capital asset 
acquisition of information technology, including management and 
related contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said 
acquisitions, contractual costs associated with operations, and 
places certain restrictions on the use of the funds.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 101. Language is included that allows for the 
transfer of five percent (three percent in the case of 
Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the IRS to 
any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
maintain a training program in taxpayer rights, dealing 
courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural relations.
    Section 103. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures that will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. Language is included that makes funds 
available for improved facilities and increased staffing to 
provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line service 
for taxpayers.
    Section 105. Language is included that provides the IRS's 
authority to hire experts and consultants.
    Section 106. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in the healthcare reform act from being transferred 
to the IRS for implementing the healthcare reform act.
    Section 107. Language is included that authorizes the 
Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for motor vehicles 
that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are overseas without 
regard to the general purchase price limitations; to enter into 
contracts with the State Department for health and medical 
services for Treasury employees that are overseas; and to hire 
experts or consultants.
    Section 108. Language is included that authorizes 
transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental Offices--
Salaries and Expenses'', ``Special Inspector General for the 
Troubled Asset Relief Program'', ``Office of Inspector 
General'', ``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network'', and ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 109. Language is included that authorizes 
transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal Revenue 
Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 110. Language is included limiting funds for the 
purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the purchase is 
consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 111. Language is included prohibiting the 
Department of the Treasury from undertaking a redesign of the 
one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 112. Language is included providing for transfers 
from and reimbursements to ``Financial Management Service, 
Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of debt collection.
    Section 113. Language is included extending a pay 
demonstration program.
    Section 114. Language is included requiring congressional 
approval for the construction and operation of a museum by the 
United States Mint.
    Section 115. Language is included prohibiting funds in this 
or any other Act from being used to merge the U.S. Mint and the 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval of the 
House and Senate Committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 116. Language is included deeming that funds for 
the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-related 
activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 2013 
until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2013.
    Section 117. Language is included permitting the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the Industrial 
Revolving Fund for reception and representation expenses.
    Section 118. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 119. Language is included allowing the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network to share more information with their 
foreign counterparts.
    Section 120. Language is included requiring a quarterly 
report from both the Office of Financial Research and Office of 
Financial Stability.
    Section 121. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a report on its Working Capital Fund.
 
              Title II--Executive Office of the President
 
    Language under The White House, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
U.S.C. 105 and 107, subsistence expenses, hire of vehicles, 
newspapers, periodicals, travel, and official entertainment 
expenses; and the Office of Policy Development.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for official 
entertainment expenses of the President, and the care, 
maintenance, repair and alterations, refurnishing, improvement, 
heating, and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, 
of the Executive Residence at the White House.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Reimbursable Expenses'', specifies the authorized use of 
funds; specifies that reimbursable expenses are the exclusive 
authority of the Executive Residence to incur obligations and 
receive offsetting collections; requires the sponsors of 
political events to make advance payments; requires the 
national committee of the political party of the President to 
maintain $25,000 on deposit; requires the Executive Residence 
to ensure that amounts owed are billed within 60 days of a 
reimbursable event and collected within 30 days of the bill 
notice; authorizes the Executive Residence to charge and assess 
interest and penalties on late payments; authorizes all 
reimbursements to be deposited into the Treasury as a 
miscellaneous receipt; requires a report to the Committee on 
the reimbursable expenses within 90 days of the end of the 
fiscal year; requires the Executive Residence to maintain a 
system for tracking and classifying reimbursable events; and 
specifies that the Executive Residence is not exempt from the 
requirements of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Language under ``White House Repair and Restoration'' 
provides funds for the repair, alteration and improvement of 
the Executive Residence at the White House; and allows funds to 
remain available until expended.
    Language under National Security Council and Homeland 
Security Council ``Salaries and Expenses'', provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language under Office of Administration, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', provides funds for continued modernization of the 
information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President, to remain available until expended.
    Language under Office of Management and Budget, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of vehicles; carrying out 
provisions of chapter 35 of 44 U.S.C.; specifies funds for 
official representation expense; prohibits the review of 
agricultural marketing orders; prohibits the use of funds for 
the purpose of altering the transcript of testimony except for 
OMB officials; prohibits the use of funds for evaluating or 
determining if water resource project or study reports 
submitted by the Chief of Engineers are in compliance with all 
applicable laws, regulations, and requirements; and specifies 
the amount of time to perform budgetary policy reviews of water 
resource matters on which the Chief of Engineers has reported 
before the report is considered approved, and specifies 
notification requirements; requires consultation with House and 
Senate standing committees with respect to the number of 
printed and electronic versions of the fiscal year 2014 budget 
that should be provided by OMB; provides that administrative 
costs associated with the Partnership Fund for Program 
Integrity Innovation can be funded under this heading.
    Language under the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, 
research, official reception and representation expenses, 
participation in joint projects, and allows for the acceptance 
of gifts. Language is also included providing funds for policy 
research and evaluation and making these funds available until 
expended.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', provides for the 
transfer of funds to Federal agencies and departments. Language 
is also included regarding the availability of funds, 
specifying the amount of funds for auditing and associated 
activities, requiring each designated High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area to receive not less than the fiscal year 2012 
base allocation unless the Director of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy determines otherwise and submits a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, and requiring reports 
regarding initial allocations and discretionary funding.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``Other 
Federal Drug Control Programs'' provides funds to support 
matching grants to drug-free communities (with an amount 
specified to be made available as directed by section 4 of 
Public Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-469), anti-
doping activities, the U.S. membership dues to the World Anti-
Doping Agency, drug courts and a competitive grant program. 
Language also limits the availability of funds.
    Language under ``Information Technology Oversight and 
Reform'' provides funds to remain available until expended; 
allows funding to be transferred to agencies to carry out 
projects; and requires quarterly reports on identified savings 
by fiscal year, agency and appropriation.
    Language under Special Assistance to the President, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', enables the Vice President to 
provide assistance to the President, services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, subsistence, and the hire for 
vehicles.
    Language under Official Residence of the Vice President, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the official residence of the Vice President, 
the hire of vehicles, official entertainment expenses and 
provides for the transfer of funds as necessary.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 201. Language is included permitting the transfer 
of not to exceed ten percent of funds between various accounts 
within the Executive Office of the President, with advance 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 202. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget to submit a report to the 
Committee on improving regulation and regulatory review.
    Section 203. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget to report on the costs of 
implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).
    Section 204. Language is included prohibiting funds to 
prepare, sign or approve statements abrogating legislation 
passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and 
signed by the President.
    Section 205. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report to the 
Appropriations and Budget Committees on the implementation of 
sequestration required under section 251(a) of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. $5,000,000 of 
OMB's Salaries and Expenses appropriation shall not be 
available for obligation until this report is submitted.
    Section 206. Language is included requiring the President 
to submit a detailed report on the sequestration required by 
section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985 for January 2, 2013.
 
                        Title III--The Judiciary
 
    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', providing for certain funds to remain available 
until expended; the hire of passenger motor vehicles, official 
reception and representation, and miscellaneous expenses.
    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Care of the 
Building and Grounds'', permitting funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
providing funds for the salaries of certain judges, and all 
other employees not otherwise provided for; necessary expenses; 
the purchase, rental, repair and cleaning of uniforms for 
Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff; firearms and 
ammunition; and specifies certain funds remain available until 
expended for specific purposes. Language is also included 
providing funding from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Defender Services, providing for 
the compensation and reimbursement of expenses for attorneys, 
investigative, expert and other services, the operation of 
Federal Defender organizations, travel, training, general 
administrative expenses and permitting funds to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under Fees of Jurors and 
Commissioners, permitting funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying limitations for the compensation of 
land commissioners.
    Language is included under Court Security, providing for 
protective guard services and procurement, installation and 
maintenance of security systems and equipment, building 
ingress-egress control, inspection of mail and packages, 
directed security patrols, perimeter security and services 
provided by the Federal Protective Services. Language is 
included permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended, which may be transferred to the United States 
Marshals Service.
    Language is included under Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts, ``Salaries and Expenses'', providing for 
travel, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, advertising and 
rent in the District of Columbia. Language is included 
specifying certain amounts for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Judicial Center, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', extending the availability of 
certain funds for education and training, and specifying 
certain amounts for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included under United States Sentencing 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 301. Language is included permitting funds for 
salaries and expenses to be available for the employment of 
experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 302. Language is included permitting up to five 
percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal year 
2013 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by more than 
five percent or increased by more than ten percent by any such 
transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under sections 604 and 608 of the 
accompanying bill and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in those sections.
    Section 303. Language is included allowing not to exceed 
$11,000 to be used for official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States.
    Section 304. Language is included allowing a court security 
pilot program.
    Section 305. Language is included extending temporary 
judgeships in the eastern district of Missouri, Kansas, Hawaii, 
Arizona, the northern district of Alabama, the central district 
of California, the southern district of Florida, New Mexico and 
the eastern district of Texas.
    Section 306. Language is included requiring the Judicial 
Conference to submit a plan to freeze the number of square feet 
funded by the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other 
Judicial Services, Salaries and Expenses appropriation in 
fiscal year 2014 and reduce the number of square feet occupied 
by the Judiciary by at least 1 percent in the next four fiscal 
years.
    Section 307. Language is included regarding the boundaries 
of divisions in the eastern district of Missouri and the 
northern district of Mississippi.
    Section 308. Language is included prohibiting funds for 
circuit judicial conferences.
 
                     Title IV--District of Columbia
 
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Resident 
Tuition Support'', permitting the amount appropriated to remain 
available until expended; and specifying conditions for the 
use, award, and financial accounting of funds.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Emergency 
Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia'', 
providing that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended for providing public safety at events, including 
support of the United States Secret Service, to respond to 
terrorist threats or attacks, and for costs associated with the 
Presidential Inauguration.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; (2) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes; (3) allowing funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2014, and 
(4) providing for the reallocation of funds.
    Language is included under ``Defender Services in the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended; (2) 
specifying who shall administer these funds; and (3) providing 
that all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned 
quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated 
and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for 
salaries and expenses of other Federal agencies.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia'': (1) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes and programs; (2) providing that all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; and (3) authorizing the Director to accept 
and use gifts to support offender and defendant programs; to 
accept and use equipment, supplies, and vocational training 
services necessary to sustain, educate, and train offenders and 
defendants, including their dependent children; and specifying 
for recording the acceptance of such gifts.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to District of 
Columbia Public Defender Service'': (1) providing that all 
amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by 
the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended 
in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries and 
expenses of other Federal agencies; (2) and authorizing the 
acceptance and use of voluntary and uncompensated services to 
facilitate the work of the District of Columbia Public Defender 
Service.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council'', specifying that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Judicial 
Commissions'', specifying certain amounts for certain 
commissions and allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until September 30, 2014.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for School 
Improvement'', allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until expended for payments authorized under the Scholarship 
for Opportunity and Results Act.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for the 
District of Columbia National Guard'', providing funds for the 
National Guard Retention and College Access Program to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for 
Redevelopment of the Saint Elizabeths Hospital Campus'', 
providing funds for a center for innovation and 
entrepreneurship to remain available until expended.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Testing 
and Treatment of HIV/AIDS'' for testing and treatment.
    Language is included under ``District of Columbia Funds'': 
(1) providing funds as proposed in the Fiscal Year 2012 
Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to Congress by the 
District of Columbia; (2) limits the amount provided in this 
Act for the District of Columbia to the amount of the proposed 
budget or the sum of total revenues; (3) providing conditions 
for increasing the amount provided; and (4) directing the Chief 
Financial Officer to ensure the District of Columbia meets all 
requirements, but prohibits the reprogramming of capital 
projects.
 
                     Title V--Independent Agencies
 
    The bill provides the following administrative provisions 
under the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB):
    Section 501. Language is included repealing the prohibition 
against the Committees on Appropriations reviewing transfers 
from the Federal Reserve System to the CFPB.
    Section 502. Language is included changing the Bureau of 
Consumer Financial Protection's (CFPB) source of funding from 
transfers from the Federal Reserve System to annual 
appropriations beginning in fiscal year 2014.
    Section 503. Language is included requiring CFPB to submit 
quarterly reports about its activities and to testify about its 
activities when requested.
    Language is included for the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
expenses, the hire of motor vehicles, services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 (with a limitation on rates for individuals), 
nominal awards, official reception and representation expenses, 
and allowing $500,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2014 for a grant program authorized by section 1405 of Public 
Law 110-140 (15 U.S.C. 8004).
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that allows for the 
transfer of funds to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology for election reform activities. Language is included 
providing for the transfer of any unobligated balances should 
the Election Assistance Commission be terminated during fiscal 
year 2013.
    Language is included under the Federal Communications 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for 
uniforms and allowances therefor, official reception and 
representation expenses, purchase and hire of motor vehicles, 
and special counsel fees. Language provides for the assessment 
and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention 
of such collections, and provides that they remain available 
until expended. Language removes the availability for 
obligation of excess collections. Language waives existing law 
concerning proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding 
system.
    Language is included for the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides for 
the funds to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund, and 
the FSLIC Resolution Fund, or any successor to these funds.
    Language is included for the Federal Election Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that specifies funds for reception 
and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of experts and 
consultants, hire of motor vehicles, and the rental of 
conference rooms; authorizes travel payments to public members 
of the Federal Service Impasses Panel; and allows for fees 
collected to be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation.
    Language is included for the Federal Trade Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for uniforms and 
allowances therefor, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
official reception and representation expenses, hire of motor 
vehicles, and contract for collection services. Language 
provides for the crediting and retention of certain fees. 
Language also prohibits funds from being used to implement 
subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Federal Buildings Fund'', that allows for 
revenues and collections to be deposited in the Fund; specifies 
the conditions under which funds made available can be used; 
limits the availability of funds; limits full-time equivalent 
employees, limits square footage and requires the approval to 
change the amounts as reported in a plan.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Government-wide Policy'', that provides funds 
for policy and evaluation activities associated with the 
management of real and personal property assets and certain 
administrative services; support responsibilities relating to 
acquisition, telecommunications, information technology 
management, and related technology activities; and services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. Language is included that limits 
the availability of funds.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides 
funds for information and detection of fraud; and for awards in 
recognition of efforts that enhance the office.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Electronic Government'', that provides funds 
to carry out the E-Government Act of 2002 that may be 
transferred to Federal agencies under certain conditions and if 
the office responsible for USAspending.gov changes, then funds 
for USAspending.gov are transferred to that office.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Allowances and Office Staff for Former 
Presidents'', that allows a portion of these funds to be 
transferred.
    Language is also included for the ``Federal Citizen 
Services Fund'', that authorizes funds to be deposited in the 
Fund and limits the availability of funds in the Fund.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Expenses, Presidential Transition'', that 
provides funds limited to certain activities authorized under 
the Presidential Transition Act of 1963.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions under the General Services Administration (GSA):
    Section 504. Language is included providing authority for 
the use of funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Section 505. Language is included providing that funds made 
available for activities of the Federal Buildings Fund may be 
transferred between appropriations with advance approval of the 
Congress to apply to funds provided in prior appropriations 
Acts.
    Section 506. Language is included requiring funds proposed 
for developing courthouse construction requests to meet 
appropriate standards and the priorities of the Judicial 
Conference.
    Section 507. Language is included requiring GSA to prepare 
a 2014 budget request with a total inventory of space less than 
the inventory in 2013.
    Section 508. Language is included providing that no funds 
may be used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, 
provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other 
service usually provided, to any agency which does not pay the 
requested rent.
    Section 509. Language is included permitting GSA to pay 
small claims (up to $250,000) made against the Federal 
Government.
    Section 510. Language is included requiring the 
Administrator to ensure that the delineated area of procurement 
for all lease agreements is identical to the delineated area 
included in the prospectus unless prior notice is given to the 
Committees.
    Section 511. Language is included requiring GSA to have 
both the authorization and appropriation for construction 
before taking land from private land owners.
    Section 512. Language is included requiring GSA to apply 
current limitations on employee awards to fiscal year 2013 
funding.
    Section 513. Language is included requiring the GSA 
Administrator to certify that the cost of conferences are 
appropriate and comply with all travel and conference laws and 
regulations.
    Section 514. Language is included requiring GSA to submit 
quarterly spending reports on the activities of the Federal 
Buildings Fund.
    Section 515. Language is included requiring GSA to submit a 
detailed report on the amounts that the Working Capital Fund 
charges to each office for services.
    Language is included for the Harry S Truman Scholarship 
Foundation Trust Fund allowing appropriations to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference 
rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of 
survey printing, official reception and representation 
expenses, and administration expenses to adjudicate retirement 
appeals, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. 
Udall Foundation, ``Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust 
Fund'', that specifies the availability of funds and specifies 
an amount for financial audits.
    Language is included for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. 
Udall Foundation, ``Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund'', 
that specifies the availability of funds.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Operating Expenses'', that provides funds for 
uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901 
et seq., including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, the hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board, the review and declassification of 
documents, and the operations and maintenance of the electronic 
records archive.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides 
funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Repairs and Restoration'', that provides 
funds for the repair, alteration, improvement, and provision of 
adequate storage; and provides that funds remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission Grants Program'', that provides funds for 
allocations and grants for historical publications and records; 
and provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, ``Community Development Credit Union Revolving 
Loan Fund'', that provides funds for technical assistance and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of Government Ethics, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, and official reception and 
representation expenses. Language is also included providing 
funds available until expended for responsibilities under the 
STOCK Act.
    Language is included under the Office of Personnel 
Management, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, medical examinations for 
veterans, rental of conference rooms, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, official reception and representation expenses, 
advances for reimbursements, payment of per diem and/or 
subsistence allowances, the Enterprise Human Resources 
Integration project, the Human Resources Line of Business 
project, and the transfer of administrative expenses; limits 
the availability of some funds; directs that provisions shall 
not affect other authorities; prohibits funds for the Legal 
Examining Unit; and authorizes the acceptance of donations 
under certain conditions.
    Language is included for the Office of Personnel 
Management, Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', that provides funds for services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, hire of passenger motor vehicles, rental of 
conference rooms, and the transfer of administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Office of Special Counsel, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
witnesses, rental of conference rooms, and the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the Postal Regulatory Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for transfer of funds 
from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the Recovery Accountability and 
Transparency Board that allows for the transfer of any 
unobligated balances should the Digital Accountability and 
Transparency Act of 2011 (DATA Act) be enacted during fiscal 
year 2013.
    Language is included for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for rental 
of space, reception and representation expenses, a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions, and consultations and meetings hosted by the 
Commission. Language is included providing for information 
technology initiatives. Language is included that provides for 
the crediting of offsetting collections. Language provides for 
the assessment and collection of offsetting collections, 
authorizes retention of such collections, and provides that 
they remain available until expended.
    Language is included for the Selective Service System, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for attendance 
of meetings, training, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and official reception 
and representation expenses; authorizes certain exemptions 
under certain conditions; and prohibits funds used in 
connection with the induction of any person into the Armed 
Forces of the United States.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for hire of motor 
vehicles and official reception and representation expenses. 
Language is also included to provide authority to charge fees 
and credit such fees to the account without further 
appropriation. Language is also included to fund grants. 
Language is also included for the Loan Modernization and 
Accounting System.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Inspector General'', that provides funds to carry 
out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Advocacy'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Independent Office of Advocacy Act of 2003 
and the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and allows funds to 
remain available until expended.
    Language is also included authorizing the transfer of funds 
from the ``Salaries and Expenses'' account to cover required 
administrative and facilities related expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Business Loans Program Account'', limiting commitments for 
certain guaranteed loan programs and for providing for the cost 
of direct loans and guaranteed loans. Language is also included 
authorizing the transfer of funds to ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration 
``Disaster Loan Program Account'', that provides for the 
transfer of funds to the ``Office of Inspector General'' and to 
``Salaries and Expenses'' and allows funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included allowing for the transfer of funds 
between Small Business Administration appropriations.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Payment to the Postal Service Fund'', that provides funds for 
revenue foregone; limits the availability of funds; stipulates 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind is free; 
stipulates that 6-day delivery and rural mail delivery shall 
continue at not less than the 1983 level; prohibits funds from 
being used to charge a fee to a child support enforcement 
agency seeking the address of a postal customer; and prohibits 
funds from being used to consolidate or close small rural and 
other small post offices.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Office of Inspector General'', that provides for transfer 
from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Tax Court, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for contract 
reporting and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and that 
travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written 
certificate of the judge.
 
                      General Provisions--This Act
 
    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 601. Language is included prohibiting pay and other 
expenses for non-Federal parties in regulatory or adjudicatory 
proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. Language is included prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly so provided herein.
    Section 603. Language is included limiting procurement 
contracts for consulting service expenditures to contracts that 
are matters of public record and available for public 
inspection.
    Section 604. Language is included prohibiting the transfer 
of funds in this Act without express authority.
    Section 605. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to engage in activities that would prohibit the 
enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. Language is included concerning compliance 
with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds by any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 608. Language is included specifying reprogramming 
procedures. The provision requires that agencies or entities 
funded by the Act notify the Committee and obtain prior 
approval from the Committee for any reprogramming of funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any 
program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied 
or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds 
directed for a specific activity by either the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations for a different purpose; (5) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess 
of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes offices, 
programs, or activities. The provision also directs the 
agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for the 
Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. Language is included providing that fifty 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 610. Language is included prohibiting funding for 
the Executive Office of the President to request a Federal 
Bureau of Investigation background investigation except with 
the express consent of the individual involved or in 
extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
    Section 611. Language is included regarding cost accounting 
standards for contracts under the Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Program.
    Section 612. Language is included regarding non-foreign 
area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. Language is included prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for abortion under the Federal Employees 
Health Benefits Program.
    Section 614. Language is included making exceptions to the 
preceding section where the life of the mother is in danger or 
the pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615. Language is included waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition of information technology by the 
Federal Government.
    Section 616. Language is included prohibiting officers or 
employees of any regulatory agency or commission funded by this 
Act from accepting travel payments or reimbursements from a 
person or entity regulated by such agency or commission.
    Section 617. Language is included permitting the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and Commodities Future Trading 
Commission to fund a joint advisory committee to advise on 
emerging regulatory issues, notwithstanding Section 708 of this 
Act.
    Section 618. Language is included prohibiting the 
obligation of funds in fiscal year 2013 from the Securities and 
Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
    Section 619. Language is included requiring certain 
agencies to provide quarterly reports on unobligated prior year 
balances.
    Section 620. Language is included requiring certain 
agencies in this Act to consult with the General Services 
Administration before seeking new office space or making 
alterations to existing office space.
    Section 621. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Federal Trade Commission to complete the draft report entitled 
``Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children: 
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry 
Self-Regulatory Efforts'', unless the Interagency Working Group 
on Food Marketed to Children complies with Executive Order 
13563, including the requirement in section (c) to provide 
quantified present and future benefits and costs.
    Section 622. Language is included prohibiting funding for 
certain czars including the White House Director of the Office 
of Health Reform, the Assistant to the President for Energy and 
Climate Change, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the 
Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto 
Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, and the 
White House Director of Urban Affairs or to include any 
substantially similar provisions.
    Section 623. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used by any agency in this Act for any new hires not 
verified through the E-Verify Program established under section 
403(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note).
    Section 624. Language is included prohibiting funding made 
available by this Act to be 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, where the 
awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless an 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 625. Language is included prohibiting funding made 
available by this Act to be 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, where 
the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, 
unless an 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 626. Language is included providing for several 
appropriated mandatory accounts.
    Section 627. Language is included amending the Virginia 
Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to allow for a greater 
number of States and municipalities to qualify for the program.
    Section 628. Language is included directing the Comptroller 
General to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the Consumer 
Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
    Section 629. Language is included rescinding $900,000 from 
the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
    Section 630. Language is included requiring certain 
regulatory agencies to provide a report on increasing public 
participation in rulemaking, improving coordination among 
Federal agencies, and identifying ineffective or excessively 
burdensome regulations.
    Section 631. Language is included prohibiting agencies 
within this Act from spending funds on travel, conferences, or 
employee awards programs that are not authorized by Federal 
law, regulation, or Executive Order.
    Section 632. Language is included requiring the Securities 
and Exchange Commission to submit a report on the effectiveness 
of Rule 2a-7 (17 C.F.R. 270.2a-7) related to money market funds 
and their ability to provide liquidity to the capital and 
municipal markets.
    Section 633. Language is included regarding restrictions 
relating to foreign entities.
    Section 634. Language is included to prohibit the General 
Services Administration from providing bonuses to employees who 
are under investigation.
 
                  General Provisions--Government-Wide
 
    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 701. Language is included requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702. Language is included establishing price 
limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the Federal 
Government with an exemption for the purchase of electric, 
plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
    Section 703. Language is included allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarter 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. Language is included prohibiting the 
employment of noncitizens.
    Section 705. Language is included giving agencies the 
authority to pay General Services Administration bills for 
space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. Language is included allowing agencies to 
finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention programs 
with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered through such 
programs.
    Section 707. Language is included providing that funds made 
available to corporations and agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 
may pay rent and other service costs in the District of 
Columbia.
    Section 708. Language is included prohibiting interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in accordance with 
the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. Language is included limiting the amount of 
funds that can be used for redecoration of offices under 
certain circumstances.
    Section 711. Language is included allowing for interagency 
funding of national security and emergency telecommunications 
initiatives.
    Section 712. Language is included requiring agencies to 
certify that a Schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 713. Language is included prohibiting the payment 
of any employee who prohibits, threatens or prevents another 
employee from communicating with Congress.
    Section 714. Language is included prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715. Language is included prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for implementation of agreements in 
nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions are included.
    Section 716. Language is included prohibiting, other than 
for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, 
propaganda, publicity and lobbying by executive agency 
personnel in support or defeat of legislative initiatives.
    Section 717. Language is included prohibiting any Federal 
agency from disclosing an employee's home address to any labor 
organization, absent employee authorization or court order.
    Section 718. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to provide non-public information such as mailing, 
telephone, or electronic mailing lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 719. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for propaganda and publicity purposes not authorized by 
Congress.
    Section 720. Language is included directing agency 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 721. Language is included allowing the use of funds 
to finance an appropriate share of the Federal Accounting 
Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 722. Language is included allowing agencies to 
transfer $17,000,000 to the Government-wide Policy account of 
the General Services Administration to finance an appropriate 
share of various government-wide boards and councils.
    Section 723. Language is included permitting breast feeding 
in a Federal building or on Federal property if the woman and 
child are authorized to be there.
    Section 724. Language is included permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council and 
provides for a report on the budget and resources of the 
National Science and Technology Council. The report should 
include the entire budget of the National Science and 
Technology Council.
    Section 725. Language is included requiring documents 
involving the distribution of Federal funds to indicate the 
agency providing the funds and the amount provided.
    Section 726. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal access or use of Internet sites or to 
collect, review, or obtain any personally identifiable 
information relating to access to or use of an Internet site.
    Section 727. Language is included requiring health plans 
participating in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program 
to provide contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to 
certain religious plans.
    Section 728. Language is included supporting strict 
adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 729. Language is included allowing funds for 
official travel to be used by departments and agencies, if 
consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 730. Language is included prohibiting funds for 
implementation of Office of Personnel Management regulations 
limiting detailees to the Legislative Branch, and implementing 
limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship 
Program.
    Section 731. Language is included restricting the use of 
funds for Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 732. Language is included concerning transfers or 
reimbursements for ``E-Government'' initiatives.
    Section 733. Language is included prohibiting Executive 
Branch agencies from creating prepackaged news stories that are 
broadcast or distributed in the United States unless the story 
includes a clear notification within the text or audio of that 
news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or 
funded by that executive branch agency. This provision confirms 
the opinion of the Government Accountability Office dated 
February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 734. Language is included prohibiting use of funds 
in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United States Code 
(the Privacy Act) and regulations implementing that section.
    Section 735. Language is included requiring agencies to 
evaluate the creditworthiness of an individual before issuing 
the individual a government travel charge card and limits 
agency actions accordingly.
    Section 736. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used for any Federal Government contract with any foreign 
incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic 
corporation.
    Section 737. Language is included requiring agencies to pay 
a fee to the Office of Personnel Management for processing 
retirement of employees who separate under Voluntary Early 
Retirement Authority or who receive Voluntary Separation 
Incentive payments.
    Section 738. Language is included prohibiting funds to 
require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract 
or participating in an acquisition to disclose political 
contributions.
    Section 739. Language is included concerning the non-
application of these general provisions to title IV and to 
title VIII.
 
                General Provisions--District of Columbia
 
    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 801. Language is included that appropriates funds 
for refunding overpayments of taxes collected and for paying 
settlements and judgments against the District of Columbia 
government.
    Section 802. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803. Language is included establishing 
reprogramming procedures for Federal funds.
    Section 804. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds to provide salaries or other costs associated 
with the offices of a United States Senator or Representative.
    Section 805. Language is included restricting the use of 
official vehicles to official duties.
    Section 806. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for needle exchange programs.
    Section 808. Language is included regarding a ``conscience 
clause'' on legislation that pertains to contraceptive coverage 
by health insurance plans.
    Section 809. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties associated with 
the possession, use, or distribution on any schedule I 
substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any 
tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    Section 810. Language is included prohibiting 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. Language is included requiring the Chief 
Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a revised operating budget 
for all agencies in the D.C. government, no later than 30 
calendar days after the enactment of this Act that realigns 
budgeted data with anticipated actual expenditures.
    Section 812. Language is included requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised operating budget for D.C. Public Schools, no 
later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act 
that realigns school budgets to actual school enrollment.
    Section 813. Language is included allowing the transfer of 
local funds and capital and enterprise funds.
    Section 814. Language is included limiting references to 
``this Act'' as referring to only this title and title IV.
 
                Title IX--Additional General Provisions
 
    Section 901. Language is included prohibiting new budget 
authority from exceeding the budget allocation in fiscal year 
2013.
 
                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(B) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not 
authorized by law for the period concerned:

 
                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives and section 308(a)(1)(A) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the following table compares 
the levels of new budget authority and outlays provided in the 
bill with the appropriate allocations made under section 302(b) 
of the Budget Act.
 
BUDGETARY IMPACT PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET 
                                 OFFICE
 
         PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(A), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
 
    Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee 
allocations to its subcommittees of amounts in the First 
Concurrent Resolution of 2013:
 
                            SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                          302b allocation                    This bill
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Budget                          Budget
                                                     authority        Outlays        authority        Outlays
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General purpose discretionary...................          21,150          23,939          21,150         *23,939
Mandatory.......................................          21,240          21,234          21,240         21,234
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*Includes outlays from prior year budget authority.
 
                      Five-Year Outlay Projections
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
following table contains five-year projections associated with 
the budget authority provided in the accompanying bill, as 
provided to the Committee by the Congressional Budget Office.
                                                [In millions of dollars]
                                                                 Outlays
2013..........................................................  -38,739*
2014..........................................................     2,998
2015..........................................................        38
2016..........................................................      -440
2017 and future years.........................................    -3,470
 
*Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
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          Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments
 
    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Congressional Budget Office has provided the following 
estimates of new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments.
 
                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Budget
                                             authority        Outlays
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Financial assistance to State and local              410           443*
 governments for 2013...................
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*Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
                        Constitutional Authority
 
    Pursuant to section 6(e) of the rules of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the following statement is submitted regarding 
the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to 
enact the accompanying bill.
    The principal constitutional authority for this legislation 
is clause 7 of section 9 of article I of the Constitution of 
the United States (the appropriation power), which states: ``No 
Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of 
Appropriations made by Law . . .'' In addition, clause 1 of 
section 8 of article I of the Constitution (the spending power) 
provides: ``The Congress shall have the Power . . . to pay the 
Debts and provide for the common Defense and general welfare of 
the United States . . .'' Together, these specific 
constitutional provisions establish the congressional power of 
the purse, granting Congress the authority to appropriate 
funds, to determine their purpose, amount, and period of 
availability and to set forth terms and conditions governing 
their use.
 
      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority
 
    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
Department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with amounts enacted for fiscal year 2012 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2013.

 
 
                             MINORITY VIEWS
 
    We want to begin by thanking Chairwoman Emerson for her 
leadership on this Subcommittee and her work to involve us and 
consider our input at every opportunity. She and her staff are 
consummate professionals and we appreciate her work in drafting 
this bill and throughout the committee process.
    The fiscal year (FY) 2013 bill approved by the Committee 
provides net budget authority of $21.15 billion, a cut of $376 
million below FY 2012 and nearly $2 billion below the 
Administration's request.
    We are extremely disappointed that House Republicans walked 
away from the bipartisan agreement to establish $1.047 trillion 
as the Committee's allocation. A majority of their conference 
voted for the Budget Control Act agreement less than a year 
ago. By reneging on the agreement, House Republicans put 
themselves at odds with House Democrats, the White House, 
Senate Democrats, and Senate Republicans. Senate Minority 
Leader McConnell recently voted for an overall allocation of 
$1.047 trillion and Ranking Member Cochran stated that it's 
appropriate ``for the Committee to proceed on the basis of the 
discretionary caps enacted into law.'' House Republicans 
introduced uncertainty about the discretionary allocation and 
about whether the House majority will threaten to shut down the 
government. This breach of trust will serve only to slow down 
the appropriations process, and the austere House allocation, 
if it stands, will stall economic growth and impede job 
creation.
    The Financial Services and General Government bill funds 
programs that touch the lives of every American as consumers, 
as investors, and as taxpayers. The subcommittee's inadequate 
allocation requires unsustainable cuts. These cuts will impact 
all of us by not providing needed resources for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS), and a number of agencies with budgets almost entirely 
composed of fixed costs, such as personnel expenses and rent. 
These cuts will reduce the ability of the government to 
effectively protect consumers and investors and investigate tax 
cheats and collect revenues. The bill will also necessitate the 
furloughing of many hundreds of federal and private workers, 
increase unemployment, and reduce vital services to the public.
    The IRS is frozen at the FY12 enacted level, which is 
nearly $1 billion below the request. To deal with the FY12 
funding amount, the IRS cut staffing by approximately 5,000 
employees through buy-outs and attrition. To enter a second 
year at that level will ensure more buyouts and vacancies, and 
possibly furloughs, especially in the area of enforcement. 
Thus, fewer audits will be performed, more tax cheats will get 
away with not paying their fair share, and the tax gap will 
grow. Enforcement resources have a return-on-investment of 
about $4-to-$1, so as a result this reduction will decrease 
revenue and increase the deficit by about $4 billion per year. 
This cut will cost more in the outyears than it will save in 
fiscal year 2013.
    The Judiciary is cut below the FY12 level by $23 million, 
which will have a significant impact on employees. The 
Judiciary has reduced staffing by 1,200 employees in the past 
year to deal with reduced budgets, and further cuts will force 
the federal courts to lay off support staff and stop payments 
to attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants. These 
layoffs will include probation officers and pre-trial staff, so 
there will be fewer probation officers to monitor sex offenders 
and felons, perform law enforcement duties, and protect the 
general public.
    The SEC is funded $195 million below the President's 
request, which means the agency is funded only $50 million 
above the FY12 level. Additionally, the small increase is 
dedicated only to technology improvements, so there will be no 
hiring of the staff needed to finalize the remaining Dodd-Frank 
rules and regulations. Further, the SEC Reserve Fund, 
authorized by Dodd-Frank, is prohibited from obligating funds 
for FY13. This funding level for the SEC will not allow for the 
full implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
    The Election Assistance Commission will receive only $5.75 
million in funding, which will significantly hinder the agency. 
The agency will no longer be able to help states improve their 
election practices and equipment to ensure fair and well-run 
elections in our nation.
    There are numerous other cuts as well that will cause an 
erosion of consumer protections and assistance to disadvantaged 
communities. The subcommittee's allocation requires deep cuts 
that will significantly harm America's consumers, investors, 
taxpayers, workers, businesses, judiciary, the security of our 
elections, and even our deficit.
    We are also distressed that this bill includes several 
controversial policy riders. The bill once again interferes in 
the District of Columbia's local affairs, restricting the 
District from spending its own funds in the provision of 
abortion services for low-income individuals. This 
micromanagement is not the proper role of Congress and 
authorizing issues do not belong on an appropriations bill. 
There are further restrictions on the Judiciary and a 
prohibition on the provision of abortion coverage for all 
health benefits programs provided under the Patient Protection 
and Affordable Care Act.
    We appreciate the efforts the Chairwoman made to adequately 
fund the Small Business Administration, the Community 
Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, and 
antiterrorism programs at the Department of the Treasury. We 
are also pleased that the Chairwoman worked with us to remove a 
prohibition on the FCC's mandate that broadcasters must publish 
their political files online. She helped ensure that these 
files will be transparent and accessible online, and we 
appreciate those efforts and the outcome. However, the 
allocation the subcommittee received is simply insufficient to 
fund all of the important activities in this bill's 
jurisdiction. We hope to work with the majority to address 
these issues and look forward to continuing the open and 
positive process the Chairwoman has fostered; however, in its 
current form, we cannot support the bill.
                                   Norman D. Dicks.
                                   Jose E. Serrano.