[Senate Report 113-80]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


                                                       Calendar No. 149
113th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     113-80

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2014

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                 July 25, 2013.--Ordered to be printed

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    Mr. Udall of New Mexico, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 1371]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports an original bill 
(S. 1371) making appropriations for financial services and 
general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2014, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon and 
recommends that the bill do pass.



Amounts of new budget (obligational) authority for fiscal year 2014

Total of bill as reported to the Senate................. $44,304,163,000
Amount of 2013 appropriations\1\........................  43,345,888,000
Amount of 2014 budget estimate..........................  45,435,193,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2013 appropriations.................................    +958,275,000
    2014 budget estimate................................  -1,131,030,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.


                                CONTENTS

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Overview and Summary of the Bill.................................     5
Program, Project, and Activity...................................     5
Reprogramming Guidelines.........................................     5
Relationship With Budget Offices.................................     6
Congressional Budget Justifications..............................     7
Agency Reports...................................................     7
Title I: Department of the Treasury:
    Departmental Offices.........................................     9
        Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs.    12
        Office of Inspector General..............................    12
        Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration........    13
        Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief 
          Program................................................    15
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.........................    16
    Treasury Forfeiture Fund.....................................    18
    Financial Management Service.................................    18
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.....................    19
    United States Mint...........................................    20
    Bureau of the Public Debt....................................    20
    Bureau of the Fiscal Service.................................    21
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund............    22
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing.............................    23
    Internal Revenue Service.....................................    24
        Taxpayer Services........................................    26
        Enforcement..............................................    28
        Operations Support.......................................    32
        Business Systems Modernization...........................    34
        Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service......    36
    Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury........    37
Title II: Executive Office of the President and Funds 
  Appropriated to the President:
    Compensation of the President................................    38
    The White House..............................................    38
    Executive Residence at the White House.......................    39
    White House Repair and Restoration...........................    39
    Council of Economic Advisers.................................    40
    National Security Council and Homeland Security Council......    40
    Office of Administration.....................................    40
    Office of Management and Budget..............................    41
    Office of National Drug Control Policy.......................    43
    Federal Drug Control Programs:
        High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas....................    44
        Other Federal Drug Control Programs......................    45
    Unanticipated Needs..........................................    46
    Data-Driven Innovation.......................................    46
    Integrated, Efficient and Effective Uses of Information 
      Technology.................................................    47
    Special Assistance to the President..........................    48
    Official Residence of the Vice President.....................    48
    Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President 
      and Funds Appropriated to the President....................    49
Title III: The Judiciary:
    Supreme Court of the United States...........................    50
        Care of the Building and Grounds.........................    51
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.......    51
    United States Court of International Trade...................    52
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial 
      Services...................................................    52
        Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund...................    53
        Defender Services........................................    53
        Fees of Jurors and Commissioners.........................    54
        Court Security...........................................    54
    Administrative Office of the United States Courts............    55
    Federal Judicial Center......................................    55
    Judicial Retirement Funds....................................    56
    United States Sentencing Commission..........................    56
    Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary.....................    56
Title IV--District of Columbia:
    Federal Funds:
        Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support.............    58
        Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs 
          in the District of Columbia............................    59
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts.......    60
        Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of 
          Columbia Courts........................................    61
        Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender 
          Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia........    62
        Federal Payment to the Public Defender Service for the 
          District of Columbia...................................    63
        Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
          Sewer Authority........................................    64
        Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
          Council................................................    64
        Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions.................    66
        Federal Payment for School Improvement...................    66
        Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard..............    69
        Federal Payment for Redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths 
          Hospital Campus........................................    70
        Federal Payment for HIV/AIDS Prevention..................    70
        Federal Payment for D.C. Commission on the Arts and 
          Humanities Grants......................................    71
    District of Columbia Funds...................................    71
Title V--Independent Agencies:
    Administrative Conference of the United States...............    72
    Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation...................    72
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission.........................    73
    Consumer Product Safety Commission...........................    75
    Election Assistance Commission...............................    78
    Federal Communications Commission............................    78
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Office of the 
      Inspector General..........................................    81
    Federal Election Commission..................................    81
    Federal Labor Relations Authority............................    82
    Federal Trade Commission.....................................    83
    General Services Administration..............................    84
    Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation........................    94
    Merit Systems Protection Board...............................    95
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation..............    96
    National Archives and Records Administration.................    97
    National Credit Union Administration.........................   101
    Office of Government Ethics..................................   102
    Office of Personnel Management...............................   103
    Office of Special Counsel....................................   107
    Postal Regulatory Commission.................................   108
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board..................   109
    Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board...............   110
    Securities and Exchange Commission...........................   111
    Selective Service System.....................................   115
    Small Business Administration................................   115
    United States Postal Service.................................   125
    United States Tax Court......................................   129
Statement Concerning General Provisions..........................   129
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act...........................   131
Title VII--General Provisions--Governmentwide....................   133
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.............   137
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................   139
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................   140
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................   140
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................   160
Comparative Statement of New Budget Authority....................   161

                    OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF THE BILL

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill provides funding for the Department of the 
Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service; the Executive 
Office of the President; the Judiciary; the District of 
Columbia; and more than two dozen independent Federal agencies.
    The Committee recommends $44,304,163,000 in discretionary 
and mandatory appropriations. This represents an increase of 
$958,275,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, and a 
decrease of $1,131,030,000 below the budget request. Of the 
total, $23,189,650,000 is provided in discretionary 
appropriations, including $158,650,000 for the Small Business 
Administration Disaster Loans Program Account designated by 
Congress as disaster relief pursuant to Public Law 112-25. This 
discretionary amount is $1,136,503,000 below the budget request 
of $24,326,153,000. Mandatory appropriations total 
$21,114,513,000.

                     PROGRAM, PROJECT, AND ACTIVITY

    During fiscal year 2014, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' [PPA] shall mean any item for which a dollar amount 
is contained in appropriations acts (including joint 
resolutions providing continuing appropriations) or 
accompanying reports of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, or accompanying conference reports and joint 
explanatory statements of the committee of conference.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The Committee includes a provision (section 608) 
establishing the authority of agencies to reprogram funds and 
the limitation on that authority. The provision specifically 
requires the advance approval of the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations of any proposal to reprogram funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity [PPA]; (3) increases funds or personnel 
for any PPA for which funds have been denied or restricted by 
the Congress; (4) proposes to redirect funds that were directed 
in such reports for a specific activity to a different purpose; 
(5) augments an existing PPA in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces an existing PPA by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates, 
reorganizes, or restructures offices differently than the 
congressional budget justifications or the table at the end of 
the Committee report, whichever is more detailed.
    The Committee retains the requirement that each agency 
submit an operating plan to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
act to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming 
and transfer authorities provided in this act. Specifically, 
each agency should provide a table for each appropriation with 
columns displaying the budget request; adjustments made by 
Congress; adjustments for rescissions, if appropriate; and the 
fiscal year enacted level. The table shall delineate the 
appropriation both by object class and by PPA. The report must 
also identify items of special congressional interest.
    The Committee expects the agencies and bureaus to submit 
reprogramming requests in a timely manner and to provide a 
thorough explanation of the proposed reallocations, including a 
detailed justification of increases and reductions and the 
specific impact the proposed changes will have on the budget 
request for the following fiscal year. Except in emergency 
situations, reprogramming requests should be submitted no later 
than June 30.
    The Committee expects each agency to manage its programs 
and activities within the amounts appropriated by Congress. The 
Committee reminds agencies that reprogramming requests should 
be submitted only in the case of an unforeseeable emergency or 
a situation that could not have been anticipated when 
formulating the budget request for the current fiscal year. 
Further, the Committee notes that when a Department or agency 
submits a reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees 
on Appropriations and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and the Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
Department or agency to reconcile the House and the Senate 
differences before proceeding, and if reconciliation is not 
possible, to consider the request to reprogram funds 
unapproved.

                    RELATIONSHIP WITH BUDGET OFFICES

    Through the years, the Committee has channeled most of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices of the various departments, agencies, 
offices, and commissions. The Committee has often pointed to 
the natural affinity and relationship between the budget 
offices and the Committee which makes such a relationship 
workable. The Committee reiterates its longstanding position 
that while the Committee reserves the right to call upon any 
office or officer in the departments, agencies, and 
commissions, the primary conjunction between the Committee and 
these entities must be through the budget offices. To help 
ensure the Committee's ability to perform its responsibilities, 
the Committee insists on having direct, unobstructed, and 
timely access to the budget offices and expects to be able to 
receive forthright and complete responses from those offices 
and their employees.
    The Committee has encountered growing difficulties in 
securing timely agency compliance with mandated reporting 
requirements and has experienced several situations in which 
deadlines for submission of reports were disregarded entirely. 
The Committee expects and directs all agencies from which 
reports are required to allow sufficient time to secure any 
necessary internal and external clearances of reports in order 
to satisfy congressional deadlines. The Committee strongly 
urges agencies to alert the Committee as far as possible in 
advance of any expected slippage in meeting a report delivery 
due date.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

    Budget justifications are prepared not for the use of the 
agency, but instead are the primary tool used by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations to evaluate the resource 
requirements and fiscal needs of agencies. The Committee is 
aware that the format and presentation of budget materials is 
largely left to the agency within presentation objectives set 
forth by OMB. In fact, OMB Circular A-11, part 6 specifically 
states that the ``agency should consult with your congressional 
committees beforehand to ensure their awareness of your plans 
to modify the format of agency budget documents.'' The 
Committee expects all the budget justifications to adhere to 
this directive and provide the data needed to make appropriate 
and meaningful funding decisions.
    The Committee directs that justifications submitted with 
the fiscal year 2015 budget requests by agencies funded under 
this act must contain the customary level of detailed data and 
explanatory statements to support the appropriations requests 
at the level of detail contained in the funding table included 
at the end of the report. Among other items, agencies shall 
provide a detailed discussion of proposed new initiatives, 
proposed changes in the agency's financial plan from prior year 
enactment, and detailed data on all programs and comprehensive 
information on any office or agency restructurings. At a 
minimum, each agency must also provide adequate justification 
for funding and staffing changes for each individual office and 
materials that compare programs, projects, and activities that 
are proposed for fiscal year 2015 to the fiscal year 2014 
enacted level.
    The Committee includes a new general provision requiring 
that agencies provide, as a component incorporated within their 
fiscal year 2015 budget justification materials submitted to 
the Committee, a separate table briefly describing the top 
management challenges for fiscal year 2014 as identified by the 
agency inspector general, along with an explanation of how the 
fiscal year 2015 budget request addresses each such management 
challenge.
    The Committee is aware that the analytical materials 
required for review by the Committee are unique to each agency 
in this act. Therefore, the Committee expects that each agency 
will coordinate with the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations in advance on its planned presentation for its 
budget justification materials in support of the fiscal year 
2015 budget request.

                             AGENCY REPORTS

    As a measure to reduce costs and conserve paper, the 
Committee reminds agencies funded by this act that currently 
provide separate copies of periodic reports (such as 
Performance and Accountability Reports) and correspondence to 
the chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
and Subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government, 
and also to the ranking members of the committees and 
subcommittees, to send only one copy jointly addressed to the 
chairs of the Committee and subcommittee and one copy jointly 
addressed to the ranking members of the Committee and 
subcommittee (separate copies should be sent to the House and 
the Senate). Eliminating duplication will reduce by one-half 
(from eight to four) the copies of periodic reports agencies 
send to the committees.

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $307,771,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     311,775,000
Committee recommendation................................     302,450,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Secretary of the Treasury has the primary role in 
formulating and managing the domestic and international tax and 
financial policies of the Federal Government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Departmental Offices Salaries 
and Expenses appropriation include: recommending and 
implementing U.S. domestic and international economic and tax 
policy; formulating fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the Government; executing the Nation's financial 
sanction policies; disrupting and dismantling terrorist 
financial infrastructure; protecting the United States and the 
international financial system from terrorist financing, money 
laundering, and other financial crimes; managing the public 
debt; managing international development policy; representing 
the United States on international monetary, trade, and 
investment issues; overseeing Department of the Treasury 
overseas operations; and directing the administrative 
operations of the Department of the Treasury. The majority of 
the Salaries and Expenses appropriation provides resources for 
policy formulation and implementation in the areas of domestic 
and international finance, terrorist financing and financial 
crimes, tax, economic, trade, financial operations and general 
fiscal policy. This appropriation also provides resources to 
support the Secretary, policy components, and departmental 
administrative policies in financial and personnel management, 
procurement operations, and information systems and 
telecommunications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $302,450,000 for the Departmental 
Offices account of the Department of the Treasury for fiscal 
year 2014. This amount is $9,325,000 below the budget request 
and $5,321,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. An 
additional $7,400,000 will support the Department's 
administration of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, 
Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast 
States Act (RESTORE Act), to be derived from the trust fund 
established under that act.
    The funding recommendations are made based on information 
included in the budget justification. The Committee notes 
Treasury's request to support implementation of the State Small 
Business Credit Initiative and directs Treasury to use 
recommended resources to conduct outreach and provide technical 
support to States participating in the program.
    The Committee directs the Department to prioritize 
resources within the Departmental Offices account for the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in order to 
support safeguarding financial systems against illicit use and 
combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, money 
launderers, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction, and 
other national security threats.
    National Money Laundering Strategy.--The Committee is 
concerned that a number of recommendations made in the 2007 
National Money Laundering Strategy have not been implemented. 
Within 180 days of enactment, the Committee directs the 
Department of the Treasury, in coordination with the Department 
of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, to report 
on its progress toward implementing each of the recommendations 
in the 2007 National Money Laundering Strategy.
    Student Debt.--The Committee notes that there is over 
$1,000,000,000,000 in outstanding student loan debt, of which 
$150,000,000,000 is in private student loans. More than 850,000 
students have defaulted on their private student loans worth 
more than $8,100,000,000. The Committee directs the Department 
to work with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the National Credit 
Union Administration, and the Federal Reserve to offer clear 
guidance consistent with safety and soundness principles 
recognizing the unique characteristics of private student loans 
compared to other debt and providing flexibility to lenders 
working with borrowers to avoid default.
    Office of Financial Education.--The Committee is concerned 
about the low level of literacy and numeracy skills among the 
adult population of the United States, as one in seven adults 
do not have basic literacy skills to succeed in all but the 
most rudimentary literacy tasks. The Department's Office of 
Financial Education administers the National Financial Literacy 
Challenge and develops strategies to combat predatory lending. 
The Office of Financial Education also coordinates the efforts 
of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, a group 
chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury and composed of 
representatives from 20 Federal departments, agencies, and 
commissions. The Commission works to improve financial literacy 
and education for people throughout the United States. The 
Committee encourages the Department to explore the degree to 
which current financial literacy programs benefit those 
individuals with less than basic literacy skills and to develop 
measurable goals and objectives for the Financial Literacy and 
Education Commission that address the needs of this population. 
Finally, the Committee urges the Department to explore 
opportunities to work with community-based adult and family 
literacy organizations to promote and implement future 
financial literacy initiatives.
    Group Home Mortgage Program.--Under authorities provided 
pursuant to the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 
(Public Law 110-289), the Federal housing Enterprises have been 
placed into conservatorship, with Treasury providing ongoing 
financial support to the Enterprises to ensure they remain 
active participants in the marketplace. The Group Home Mortgage 
Program--formerly Community Living mortgage loans--comprises 
approximately $173,000,000 of Fannie Mae's roughly 
$3,000,000,000,000 portfolio and is designed to provide 
financing for small, community-based group homes for 
individuals who are unable to live independently. The program 
is intended to provide aid to individuals and legal entities, 
including nonprofit and for-profit corporations, limited 
partnerships, and government agencies that serve adults and 
children with physical and mental disabilities. The Committee 
urges Treasury and the Enterprises to explore adjustments to 
the lending requirements, or alternative financing structures, 
under the Group Home Mortgage Program--including enhanced down 
payment requirements--so that taxpayers will continue to 
benefit from profits generated under the program and members of 
the disabled community will continue to have accessible and 
affordable housing.
    Economic Sanctions and Divestments.--The Committee 
recommendation includes resources for Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence programs. With these funds, the Department will 
continue to issue and enforce economic and trade sanctions 
consistent with national security and foreign policy goals. 
These sanctions are a key tool for asserting U.S. policy toward 
countries and entities under sanction. The Committee directs 
the Department to fully implement all sanctions and divestment 
measures, particularly those applicable to North Korea, 
Belarus, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Zimbabwe and designated rebel 
groups operating in and around the Democratic Republic of 
Congo. The Committee directs the Department to promptly notify 
the Committee of any resource constraints that adversely impact 
the implementation of any sanctions program.
    Sanctioning Those Fostering Violence in the Democratic 
Republic of Congo.--The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Treasury in consultation with the Secretary of State to submit 
a report to the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Armed 
Services, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate 
and the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Financial 
Services, the Committee on Armed Services, and the Committee on 
Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives not later than 
60 days after enactment of this act, in classified form if 
necessary, listing persons impacted by the asset freeze in 
section 1284 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239).
    Ivory Poaching.--Militias, armed groups, insurgents and 
even terrorist groups are using profits from illegal ivory 
poaching and trafficking to further violence in Africa and 
elsewhere. Often the sales are to China and involved organized 
crime, shell companies, and arms traffickers. Accordingly, the 
Committee directs the Department to use all available resources 
to pursue and enforce money laundering and other related laws 
as related to the illegal ivory trade, particularly in Africa. 
The Department shall report to the Committee semiannually 
during fiscal year 2014 on such enforcement actions taken 
during such fiscal year.
    Management of Capital Investments.--The Committee notes 
that section 123 of the bill requires the Secretary of the 
Treasury to develop an annual Capital Investment Plan, to be 
submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
the House of Representatives within 30 days following 
submission of the President's annual budget request. The 
Committee directs the Department to include estimated funding 
needs for the lifetime capital needs for each project, not just 
for the budget year. The Committee also directs the Department 
to include in the Capital Investment Plan meaningful and 
understandable summaries of capital investments by project type 
(e.g., information technology). The Committee directs the 
Office of the Chief Information Officer to ensure that adequate 
resources are devoted both to projects in the capital phase and 
to proper maintenance and modernization of existing systems and 
to ensure that all projects are tracked properly and described 
completely in the annual Capital Investment Plan.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      $2,725,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,725,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The 1997 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act 
established this account, which is authorized to be used by or 
on behalf of Treasury bureaus at the Secretary's discretion to 
modernize business processes and increase efficiency through 
technology investments, as well as other activities that 
involve more than one Treasury bureau or Treasury's interface 
with other Government agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,725,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investments Programs [DSCIP] for fiscal 
year 2014 in accordance with the budget request. Funding was 
not provided for DSCIP for fiscal year 2013.
    The Committee notes that the DSCIP account has been 
utilized to fund a wide variety of multiyear initiatives. Given 
the complexity of these initiatives, the bill includes language 
in section 123 directing the Department of the Treasury to 
submit an annual Capital Investment Plan to the Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days after the President's budget 
submission.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $29,582,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      31,351,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    As a result of the 1988 amendments to the Inspector General 
[IG] Act, the Secretary of the Treasury established the Office 
of Inspector General [OIG] in 1989.
    The OIG conducts and supervises audits, evaluations, and 
investigations designed to: (1) promote economy, efficiency, 
and effectiveness and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in 
departmental programs and operations; and (2) keep the 
Secretary and Congress fully and currently informed of problems 
and deficiencies in the administration of departmental programs 
and operations. The audit function provides program audit, 
contract audit, 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 audit 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. 
These audits contribute significantly to improved financial 
management by helping Treasury managers identify improvements 
needed in their accounting and internal control systems. The 
evaluations function reviews program performance and issues 
critical to the mission of the Department. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving programs, personnel, 
and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $32,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Inspector General. This amount is 
$649,000 above the budget request and $2,418,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level. An additional amount of 
$2,800,000 will support audits and investigations related to 
the Department's efforts to carry out the Resources and 
Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourists Opportunities and Revived 
Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) to be 
derived from the trust fund established under that act.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to utilize 
funds provided to perform audits on Treasury's antimoney 
laundering and terrorist financing activities, capital 
investment spending and planning, the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $151,393,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     149,538,000
Committee recommendation................................     156,375,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
[TIGTA] was established by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act 
of 1998 (Public Law 105-206). TIGTA was created to provide 
independent audit and investigative services necessary to 
improve the quality and credibility of oversight of the 
Internal Revenue Service [IRS] and ensure that the IRS is held 
to a high level of accountability.
    TIGTA conducts audits, investigations, and inspections and 
evaluations to assess the operations and programs of the IRS 
and related entities, the IRS Oversight Board and the Office of 
Chief Counsel to (1) 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) recommend actions to resolve fraud and other serious 
problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these programs and 
operations, and keep the Secretary and Congress fully and 
currently informed of these issues and the progress made in 
resolving them.
    The audit function provides program audit, limited contract 
audit, and financial audit services. Program audits review and 
audit all facets of the IRS and related entities in an effort 
to improve IRS systems and operations, while ensuring fair and 
equitable treatment of taxpayers. Contract audits focus on 
invoices/vouchers submitted to the IRS to determine whether 
charges are valid and to identify erroneous and improper 
payments. The investigative function provides for the detection 
and investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
IRS programs and operations and protects the IRS and related 
entities against external attempts to corrupt or threaten the 
administration of the tax laws.
    During fiscal year 2012, TIGTA recovered, protected, and 
identified monetary benefits totaling $22,700,000,000, 
including $388,000,000 in potential increased and protected 
revenue and $22,100,000,000 in potential cost savings. In 
fiscal year 2012, the Office of Audit completed 117 audits, and 
the Office of Investigations opened 3,453 investigations and 
closed 3,346 investigations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $156,375,000 
for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. This 
amount is $4,982,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and $6,837,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
recognizes the expansive workload that TIGTA has assumed as 
well as considerable demands on its resources in order to be 
responsive to Congress, and includes a modest increase to 
support TIGTA's work. The Committee appreciates the challenges 
TIGTA faces in adapting its oversight activities to address 
increasingly complex and high-risk issues associated with IRS 
operations, including detection and investigation of fraud and 
electronic crime, review of procurement activities, and 
safeguarding of taxpayer privacy. The Committee recognizes that 
growth in the size and workload of the IRS generates 
concomitant increased work for TIGTA.
    The Committee appreciates TIGTA's vigilance to identify 
weak or non-existent internal controls, lax oversight, and 
serious managerial deficiencies within the IRS organization 
that spawned an array of different, highly inappropriate and 
unacceptable activities occurring over a period of recent 
years. The Committee is troubled by the report findings 
describing questionable handling of applications for tax-exempt 
status, excessive unseemly expenditures for conferences, and 
the misuse of travel and purchase cards. The Committee directs 
TIGTA to keep the Committee regularly informed about its 
ongoing audit, investigative, and examination work, including 
briefings on final reports before such reports are publicly 
released. The Committee expects TIGTA to timely bring to the 
Committee's attention any issues concerning the IRS's failure 
to undertake meaningful prompt remedial action to correct 
systemic deficiencies and to institute processes to prevent 
recurrence of any activities that call into question the IRS's 
ability to uphold the trust of the American public.
    The Committee relies on TIGTA's annual assessment of the 
serious management challenges facing the IRS as it evaluates 
resource needs. In the most recent submission, TIGTA 
highlighted the growing problem of identity theft tied to tax 
refunds among the predominant challenges. The Committee notes 
that TIGTA has made numerous recommendations for the IRS to 
institute or improve processes that will bolster the IRS's 
ability to detect and prevent the issuance of fraudulent tax 
refunds resulting from identity theft. These include enhanced 
use of third-party income and withholding information in tandem 
with fraud filters, and better coordination with responsible 
Federal agencies and banking institutions to develop mechanisms 
to ensure proper and accurate direct depositing of refunds. The 
Committee urges TIGTA to continue to assist the IRS in 
improving its arsenal of tools to better serve innocent 
taxpayer victims of identity theft and other schemes.
    The Committee commends TIGTA for its ongoing review of the 
IRS's business systems modernization program and other 
information technology projects. The Committee shares TIGTA's 
concern that the IRS is developing and launching its modernized 
systems without adequately contemplating the security 
implications. The Committee also acknowledges the critical 
importance of the priorities TIGTA has identified in its 
strategic plan, including adapting to the IRS's continuously 
evolving operations and mitigating intensified risks associated 
with modernization, security, addressing the tax gap, and human 
capital challenges facing the IRS in light of budgetary 
limitations.
    In addition, TIGTA plays a pivotal role in responding to 
threats and attacks against IRS employees, property, and 
sensitive information. Furthermore, as the IRS bolsters its 
efforts to address international tax compliance and combat 
offshore evasion, TIGTA's attendant responsibilities to build a 
foundation of inspections of the IRS's global activities have 
grown, necessitating an international presence, new law 
enforcement partnerships, and working relationships with 
foreign revenue collection agencies and antifraud 
organizations.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $41,716,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      34,923,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,923,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (Public Law 110-
343) established the Office of the Special Inspector General 
for the Troubled Asset Relief Program [SIGTARP] to perform 
audits and investigations of the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
[TARP].

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $34,923,000 for the SIGTARP for 
fiscal year 2014. The recommendation is $6,793,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level because the SIGTARP will be able 
to utilize carryover balances to fund a portion of fiscal year 
2014. The recommendation is equal to the budget request. The 
Committee is pleased with the quality of the audits and 
investigations conducted by the SIGTARP, particularly with 
regard to written materials provided to the Congress and the 
public.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $110,566,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     103,909,000
Committee recommendation................................     112,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN], a bureau 
within the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, is the largest overt collector of 
financial intelligence in the United States. FinCEN's mission 
is to safeguard the financial system from the abuses of 
financial crime, including terrorist financing, money 
laundering, and other illicit activity. FinCEN accomplishes its 
mission by administering the Bank Secrecy Act, a collection of 
statutes that form the Nation's antimoney laundering/
counterterrorist financing regulatory regime. As the delegated 
administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act, FinCEN is responsible 
for the development and implementation of regulations, rules, 
and guidance issued under the Bank Secrecy Act. FinCEN also 
oversees the work of eight Federal agencies that have been 
delegated responsibility to examine various sectors of the 
financial industry for compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act's 
requirements. FinCEN is responsible for collecting, 
maintaining, and disseminating the information reported by 
financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act through a 
Governmentwide access service. FinCEN is the United States' 
Financial Intelligence Unit [FIU] and a founding member of the 
Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. As the United 
States' FIU, FinCEN routinely shares information and cooperates 
with other FIUs around the world to address the global problems 
of terrorist financing, money laundering, and other illicit 
activity.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $112,000,000 for the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network [FinCEN]. This amount is $1,434,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $8,091,000 above 
the budget request.
    The Committee is frustrated that the budget request 
proposes funding reductions for FinCEN activities. FinCEN plays 
a key role in preventing terrorism and promoting the Nation's 
security by deterring and detecting criminal financial 
activity. The recommended increase will allow FinCEN to 
maintain mission critical functions that would be hampered 
under the budget request, enable FinCEN to better leverage 
taxpayer investments in newly enhanced information systems, and 
improve FinCEN's ability to capitalize on the anticipated 
benefits resulting from the fiscal year 2013 reorganization.
    Information Technology Modernization.--The Committee is 
pleased with FinCEN's continued efforts to modernize the 
technical environment for implementation of the Bank Secrecy 
Act [BSA]. The modernization, near completion, re-engineered 
the BSA data architecture, updated antiquated infrastructure 
required to support data capture and dissemination, implemented 
innovative Web services and enhanced electronic filing, and 
provided enhanced analytical tools. This system is used by 
banks, Federal law enforcement, State and local law 
enforcement, and other Federal intelligence agencies to report, 
gather, and analyze data to identify money laundering, 
terrorist financing, tax evasion, and vulnerabilities in the 
financial industry. The new system will enhance the capability 
of the Treasury and its partners to pursue money laundering, 
terrorist financing, and tax evasion.
    The Committee is pleased with the results of the Treasury 
Office of Inspector General's audit of the modernization 
project (OIG-13-036). The Inspector General reported that 
through February 2013, FinCEN had generally met all scheduled 
milestones on time and that the project costs are within 
budget. The Committee appreciates that FinCEN has engaged 
stakeholder groups during the development process, including 
regulators, law enforcement, and industry users of BSA data. 
FinCEN is directed to continue to submit a semiannual report to 
the Committee on Appropriations summarizing the agency's 
progress regarding the modernization effort, including 
milestones planned and achieved, progress on cost and schedule, 
management of contractor oversight, strategies to involve 
stakeholders, and acquisition management efforts.
    The Committee also directs FinCEN to focus efforts on 
improving the completeness and reliability of BSA data in 
accordance with recommendations by the Treasury Inspector 
General and the Government Accountability Office. The Committee 
notes that while a new BSA infrastructure will improve the 
capabilities of processing and analyzing BSA data, the 
accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of the data itself will 
ultimately determine the effectiveness of the system and 
related processes.
    FinCEN Reorganization.--The Committee notes that FinCEN is 
undertaking a major reorganization during fiscal year 2013. The 
goal of the reorganization is to enhance the agency's ability 
to meet its mission by streamlining and better aligning the 
bureau's analytical, enforcement, liaison, and rulemaking 
capabilities and by improving communication internally and with 
stakeholders. The Committee notes that FinCEN has reported 
details of the reorganization to the Committees on 
Appropriations, including its plans for communicating and 
managing the impact of the reorganization on stakeholders. The 
Committee directs FinCEN to continue frequent and detailed 
communication with stakeholders as the reorganization 
progresses. The Committee also directs FinCEN to report to the 
Committee semiannually on the progress of the reorganization, 
with the final report to be submitted one year after the last 
step of the reorganization is complete.
    Human Trafficking.--The Committee recognizes that human 
trafficking and slavery are frequently conducted by 
transnational criminal organizations. The Committee notes 
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. In addition 
to analyzing financial flows for this important effort in the 
course of ongoing strategic operations, FinCEN shall use this 
data to ensure reporting institutions remain vigilant in 
detecting the laundering of human trafficking proceeds by 
issuing an advisory to financial institutions on filing 
suspicious activity reports [SARs] regarding human trafficking 
activities. The advisory should provide SAR filers a list of 
red flag indicators that may potentially signal human 
trafficking to be included in the narratives of relevant SAR 
filings.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,200,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $217,369,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................................
Committee recommendation\2\.............................................

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\The budget proposes to consolidate the Financial Management Service 
and the Bureau of the Public Debt under one appropriation entitled 
``Bureau of the Fiscal Service''. Funding proposed for the Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service for fiscal year 2014 is $360,165,000. The Committee 
recommendation is consistent with the budget request.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Financial Management Service [FMS] implements payment 
policy and procedures for Federal agencies, issues and 
distributes payments, promotes the use of electronics in the 
payment process, provides debt collection operational services 
to client agencies, and implements collections policy, 
regulations, standards, and procedures for the Federal 
Government. FMS also provides financial accounting, reporting, 
and financing services to the Federal Government and the 
Government's agents who participate in the payments and 
collections process by generating a series of Governmentwide 
reports.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a consolidated appropriation for 
the Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public 
Debt under a new appropriation entitled ``Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service'' and in the amount of $360,165,000, consistent with 
the budget request.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $99,678,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................      96,211,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,678,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Does not reflect the transfer from the Internal Revenue Service under 
the Program Integrity Cap adjustment requested in the budget.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Homeland Security Act created the Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau [TTB] within the Department of the 
Treasury and charged TTB with collecting revenue and protecting 
the public.
    TTB enforces certain Federal laws and regulations relating 
to alcohol and tobacco. TTB works directly and in cooperation 
with others to maintain a sound revenue management and 
collection system that continues to reduce the regulatory 
burden, improve service, collect the revenue due, and prevent 
tax evasion and other criminal conduct. TTB is also responsible 
for preventing consumer deception, ensuring that regulated 
products comply with Federal commodity, safety, and 
distribution requirements, and providing customer service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $100,678,000 for TTB for fiscal 
year 2014. This amount is $4,467,000 above the budget request, 
excluding the requested transfer from the Internal Revenue 
Service under the Program Integrity Cap adjustment requested in 
the budget. The recommendation would be $533,000 below the 
budget request if the Program Integrity Cap Adjustment were to 
be enacted. The recommended amount is $1,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
    The Committee recommendation includes $2,000,000 for the 
costs of special law enforcement agents and related activities 
for targeting tobacco smuggling and other criminal diversion 
activities. Illegally trafficked tax-free tobacco is sold at 
lower prices, increasing consumption and tobacco-related 
illness while depriving governments of revenue. Since 2011, 
special TTB enforcement efforts led to the initiation of 58 
cases with a total estimated combined Federal tax liability of 
$340,000,000 and seizures and forfeitures of approximately 
$115,000,000. Cases have included illegal manufacturing of 
cigarettes, illegal importation of tobacco products, excise tax 
evasion on cigarettes, illegal transportation of alcohol from 
lower tax States to higher tax States, importation of 
intentionally mislabeled wine, and illegal manufacturing of 
spirits.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Mint manufactures coins, sells numismatic 
and investment products, and provides for security and asset 
protection. Public Law 104-52 established the U.S. Mint Public 
Enterprise Fund (the Fund). The Fund encompasses the previous 
Salaries and Expenses, Coinage Profit Fund, Coinage Metal Fund, 
and the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund. The Mint submits 
annual audited business-type financial statements to the 
Secretary of the Treasury and to Congress in support of the 
operations of the revolving fund.
    The operations of the Mint are divided into two major 
activities: Manufacturing and sales (including circulating 
coinage and numismatic and investment products); and 
protection. The Mint is credited with receipts from its 
circulating coinage operations, equal to the full cost of 
producing and distributing coins that are put into circulation, 
including depreciation of the Mint's plant and equipment on the 
basis of current replacement value. Those receipts pay for the 
costs of the Mint's operations, which include the costs of 
production and distribution. The difference between the face 
value of the coins and these costs is a profit, which is 
deposited as seigniorage to the general fund. In fiscal year 
2012, the Mint transferred $105,900,000 to the general fund. 
Any seigniorage used to finance the Mint's capital acquisitions 
is recorded as budget authority in the year that funds are 
obligated for this purpose and as receipts over the life of the 
asset.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level of $19,000,000 
for circulating coinage and protective service capital 
investments for the Mint. This amount is equal to both the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the budget request.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $172,290,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................................
Committee recommendation\2\.............................................

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\The budget proposes to consolidate the Financial Management Service 
and the Bureau of the Public Debt under one appropriation entitled 
``Bureau of the Fiscal Service''. Funding proposed for the Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service for fiscal year 2014 is $360,165,000. The Committee 
recommendation is consistent with the budget request.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Bureau of the Public Debt conducts all public debt 
operations and promotes the sale of U.S. savings-type 
securities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a consolidated appropriation for 
the Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public 
Debt under a new appropriation entitled ``Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service'' and in the amount of $360,165,000, consistent with 
the budget request.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................    $360,165,000
Committee recommendation................................     360,165,000

\1\The budget proposes to consolidate the Financial Management Service 
and the Bureau of the Public Debt under one appropriation entitled 
``Bureau of the Fiscal Service''. The fiscal year 2013 enacted level was 
$217,369,000 for the Financial Management Service and $172,290,000 for 
the Bureau of the Public Debt.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is a proposed 
consolidation of the Financial Management Service and the 
Bureau of the Public Debt. The Bureau of the Fiscal Service 
will continue the operations of both agencies by providing 
central payment services to Federal agencies, operating the 
Federal Government's collections and deposit systems, providing 
governmentwide accounting and reporting services, managing the 
collection of delinquent debt owed to the Federal Government, 
borrowing on behalf of the Federal Government, and providing 
support services for other Federal agencies on a reimbursable 
basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $360,165,000 for the Bureau of the 
Fiscal Service, consistent with the budget request. The Fiscal 
Service is a consolidated bureau proposed by the President for 
fiscal year 2014 and therefore was not provided a specific 
appropriation for fiscal year 2013. Compared to the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level for both the Financial Management Service 
[FMS] and the Bureau of the Public Debt [BPD], the 
recommendation represents a decrease of $29,494,000.
    The Committee appreciates the Department's efforts, 
outlined in the January 7, 2013 letter to the General Services 
Administration, to ensure a smooth transition to a consolidated 
Bureau of the Fiscal Service and notes that the Department has 
committed to maintain operations of the former headquarters of 
the Financial Management Service until December 31, 2019.
    The Committee has included language (section 125) 
authorizing the Treasury Department to retain a portion of 
assets recovered under an unclaimed asset recovery program to 
cover the cost of such program. The Committee directs that any 
funds retained by Treasury pursuant to such section shall only 
be used for operational and administrative costs of recovering 
unclaimed assets. The remainder of the recovered assets shall 
be deposited in the Treasury for the purposes of deficit 
reduction.

           Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $220,558,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     224,936,000
Committee recommendation................................     230,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund makes 
investments in the form of grants, loans, equity investments, 
deposits, and technical assistance grants to new and existing 
community development financial institutions [CDFIs] through 
the CDFI program. CDFIs include community development banks, 
credit unions, venture capital funds, revolving loan funds, and 
microloan funds, among others. Recipient institutions engage in 
lending and investment for affordable housing, small business, 
and community development within underserved communities. The 
CDFI Fund administers the Bank Enterprise Award [BEA] Program, 
which provides a financial incentive to insured depository 
institutions to undertake community development financing 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $230,000,000 for the CDFI Fund, 
which is an increase of $9,442,000 to the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and an increase of $5,064,000 the budget request.
    The Committee supports funding for the CDFI Fund because of 
the program's unique ability to leverage private sector 
investment in community development projects such as affordable 
housing, retail development, and community centers, as well as 
lending to small businesses. Funding for the CDFI Fund expands 
the power of CDFIs to improve urban and rural communities 
through sound but patient investment. With just a small amount 
of seed financing from the CDFI Fund, CDFIs transform 
communities. CDFIs often provide the ``last mile'' of financing 
to our Nation's most challenged areas. CDFIs also provide 
banking services to the unbanked and others targeted by 
predatory lenders.
    Healthy Food Financing Initiative.--The Committee 
recommends $25,000,000 for the CDFI Fund to carry out the 
Healthy Food Financing Initiative. The goal of the initiative 
is to increase the availability of affordable, healthy foods in 
underserved urban and rural communities. Many of these 
communities are only served by fast food restaurants and 
convenience stores that offer limited healthy food options. 
Recommended funding will increase the availability of 
affordable financing for grocery store development, supplies 
and equipment to improve food production technology, and 
improvements and modernization of food distribution mechanisms 
and infrastructure.
    The Committee finds that food hubs, which consolidate food 
from local farmers and distribute these foods to food 
processors, retailers, and restaurants, serve an important 
niche in creating local food systems that are economically 
viable, sustainable, and capable of increasing the availability 
of healthy, affordable foods. The Committee finds that food 
hubs also allow smaller and geographically distant farms to be 
more competitive and reach bigger markets. The Committee 
directs the CDFI Fund to encourage awardees to include food 
hubs as part of the overall strategy for increasing the 
availability of healthy, affordable foods as required under the 
Healthy Food Financing Initiative.
    Native Programs.--The Committee recommends a set-aside of 
$15,000,000 for grants, loans, and technical assistance and 
training programs to benefit Native American, Alaskan Natives, 
and Native Hawaiian communities in the coordination of 
development strategies, increased access to equity investments, 
and loans for development activities.
    Bond Guarantee Program.--The Committee includes a provision 
enabling the Secretary of the Treasury to guarantee up to 
$1,000,000,000 in bonds in fiscal year 2014, as authorized by 
section 1134 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (Public Law 
111-240). The bond guarantees will not result in a cost to the 
taxpayer. The bonds will support CDFI lending and investment 
activities in underserved communities by providing a source of 
long-term capital, and the funds raised through the bonds will 
be used to capitalize new loans or refinance existing loans.
    CDFI Capacity Building.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $2,000,000 to enhance the CDFI Fund's efforts in 
building the capacity of CDFIs to serve the needs of 
underserved communities. The Committee directs that such funds 
shall be used to support the enhancement of CDFIs' presence and 
activities in underserved communities.
    Non-Metropolitan and Rural Areas.--The Committee directs 
Treasury to take into consideration the unique conditions, 
challenges, and scale of non-metropolitan areas when designing 
programs to address economic revitalization and community 
development. The Committee notes that the CDFI Fund is required 
by 12 U.S.C. 4706(b) to seek to fund a geographically diverse 
group of award recipients, including those from non-
metropolitan and rural areas.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing [BEP] has been the 
sole manufacturer of U.S. paper currency for almost 150 years. 
The origin of the BEP is traced to an act of Congress passed on 
February 25, 1862, 12 Stat. 345, authorizing the Secretary of 
the Treasury to issue a new currency--United States notes. 
While this law was the cornerstone authority for the operations 
of the engraving and printing division of the Treasury for many 
years, it was not until an Act of June 20, 1874, 18 Stat. 100, 
that the Congress first referred to this division as the 
``Bureau of Engraving and Printing.'' The Bureau's status as a 
distinct bureau within the Department of the Treasury was 
solidified by section 1 of the Act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat. 
18, which placed all of the business of the BEP under the 
immediate control of a director, subject to the direction of 
the Secretary of the Treasury. The 1897 law is now codified in 
31 U.S.C. 303.
    The BEP designs, manufactures, and supplies Federal Reserve 
notes and other security documents issued by the Federal 
Government. The operations of the BEP are currently financed by 
means of a revolving fund established in accordance with the 
provisions of Public Law 656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), 
which requires the BEP to be reimbursed by customer agencies 
for all costs of manufacturing products and services performed. 
The BEP is also authorized to assess amounts to acquire capital 
equipment and provide for working capital needs. No direct 
appropriation is required to cover the activities of the BEP.
    Currency Accessibility for the Blind and Visually 
Impaired.--The Committee is concerned about the ability of 
blind and visually impaired individuals to identify 
denominations of United States currency. In May 2008, the 
United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
ordered the Treasury Department to provide meaningful access to 
currency for blind and visually impaired persons in order to 
comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Committee finds 
that this is an obligation we have to our service members and 
veterans who have lost their sight while serving their country.
    The Committee directs the Government Accountability Office 
to report within 180 days on how the BEP can expedite the 
development, design, testing, and printing of currency with 
accessibility features, including tactile features and high-
contrast numerals. The report should include a description of 
how the BEP may expedite the Federal acquisition process for 
the specialized equipment required to create accessibility 
features.
    Further, the Committee directs Treasury's Office of 
Inspector General to provide to the Committee an assessment of 
BEP's plans to develop, design, test, and print currency with 
accessibility features within 60 days of receipt and to report 
on its progress and implementation every 6 months thereafter 
until the plan is fully implemented.
    Finally, the Committee encourages the BEP to contract with 
the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind 
and Physically Handicapped, and relevant Executive Agencies, 
for the purpose of distributing supplemental currency readers 
to blind and other visually impaired U.S. citizens and legal 
residents.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Internal Revenue Service [IRS] administers the Nation's 
tax laws and collects the revenue that funds more than 92 
percent of the Federal Government's operations and public 
services. The IRS's mission is to provide taxpayers with 
quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax 
responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and 
fairness to all. The IRS focuses its enforcement programs 
toward increasing voluntary tax compliance by deterring 
taxpayers inclined to evade their tax obligations while 
vigorously pursuing those who violate the law. Each year, IRS 
employees deal directly with more American taxpayers than any 
other institution, public or private.
    During fiscal year 2012, the IRS processed more than 237 
million returns, issued over 123.3 million refunds, and 
collected over $2,500,000,000,000 for the Federal Government. 
Of the more than 146 million individual income tax returns 
processed, nearly 81 percent were filed electronically. This 
marks a significant increase in electronically filed returns 
compared to the 31 percent in fiscal year 2001. The IRS 
provided taxpayer assistance through more than 372 million 
visits to the IRS.gov Web site, and assisted 97 million 
taxpayers through its toll-free telephone helpline or at walk-
in Taxpayer Assistance Centers. The IRS employed a total work 
force of 97,941, including seasonal and part-time employees. In 
fiscal year 2012, the average cost of collecting $100 in tax 
revenue was 48 cents, the lowest cost since 2008. An important 
focus for the IRS in recent years has been to undertake a major 
modernization of its systems, including expanding its Internet 
services and business operations to better serve taxpayers and 
enforce the law.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $12,069,559,000 for the 
Internal Revenue Service for fiscal year 2014. This is an 
increase of $276,496,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and $791,474,000 below the budget request.
    Tax Gap.--The vast majority of Americans pay their fair 
share of taxes, yet there is still a ``tax gap.'' The tax gap 
is the difference between what taxpayers are supposed to pay 
and what they actually do pay. In January 2012, the IRS issued 
an updated estimate, based on tax year 2006 liabilities, 
reflecting a gross tax gap of $450,000,000,000 and a net tax 
gap of $385,000,000,000. Of the gross tax gap, more than 83 
percent is attributable to underreporting of income. The 
determination in the 2001 assessment that compliance is far 
higher when reported amounts are subject to information 
reporting and, more so, when subject to withholding, remained 
valid with the 2006 tax gap estimate.
    To reduce the tax gap, experts recommend a number of 
approaches. These include improving information reporting, 
improving taxpayer services, increasing research on 
noncompliance, improving the partnership between the IRS and 
the tax administration community, and leveraging technology to 
improve IRS's systems. The Committee supports all of these 
approaches in combination.
    Tax Compliance.--The Committee remains concerned that 
absent a better understanding of the current sources of 
noncompliance, efforts to improve compliance may be hampered, 
misdirected, and difficult to measure. To gain meaningful 
insights into taxpayer behavior, the Committee strongly 
supports the work of the National Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS 
Office of Research to examine factors that influence taxpayer 
compliance behavior, including how and the extent to which 
various factors influence such behavior, and how the 
establishment of a cognitive learning and applied research 
laboratory might facilitate continued evaluation.
    Operating Plan and Notification.--In addition to the 
regular operating plan requirements detailed in the 
introduction in this report, the Committee directs the IRS to 
include details on any planned reorganization, job reductions 
or increases to offices or activities within the agency, and 
modifications to any service or enforcement activity. The 
Committee also directs the IRS to obtain and include comments 
of the IRS Oversight Board as part of its operating plan 
submission to the Committee. Further, the IRS should promptly 
notify the Committee and the IRS Oversight Board of any 
substantial changes to these plans.
     Budget Presentation for Staffing of New Initiatives.--The 
Committee is concerned that, in the annual budget justification 
materials submitted by the IRS to the Committee, resources 
designated for hiring of staff for new initiatives are not 
predicated on the expected hiring dates, but instead assume 
that such planned hiring will occur at the beginning of the 
fiscal year. This approach for budgeting for hiring of new 
staff does not mirror the reality of the typical hiring 
activity and has resulted in funds being directed for purposes 
and activities other than personnel acquisition that were not 
substantiated or described in the budget justification. The 
Committee strongly believes that transparency in the budget 
request documents is critical for congressional oversight and 
informed decision making. The Committee directs that, beginning 
with the justification materials submitted by the IRS to the 
Committee for fiscal year 2015, funding requests should more 
accurately reflect the anticipated hiring dates for staff 
identified for proposed new initiatives.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $2,235,224,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   2,412,576,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,316,246,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 $2,316,246,000 for Taxpayer 
Services, which is $81,022,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level, and $96,330,000 below the budget request. Bill 
language is included providing not less than $5,600,000 for the 
tax counseling for the elderly program, not less than 
$10,000,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic [LITC] grants, not 
less than $18,000,000, to be available for 2 years, for a 
community volunteer income tax assistance [VITA] matching grant 
program for tax return preparation assistance and $210,000,000 
for the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    The Committee recognizes the significant service challenges 
requiring rapid implementation that the IRS has faced as a 
result of recent tax law provisions designed to assist 
taxpayers in difficult economic times.
    Telephone Level of Service.--The Committee acknowledges 
that telephonic access to the IRS is critical to promoting 
voluntary compliance. In recent years, the IRS has experienced 
a decline in its level of service on its toll-free taxpayer 
service line due to increased volume. In 2012, the IRS answered 
just 68 percent of its calls, and callers spent an average of 
17 minutes waiting on hold. The Committee encourages the IRS to 
continue to make steady progress in its telephonic response 
performance and work to sustain taxpayer service delivery in an 
atmosphere of fiscal austerity and budgetary constraints.
    E-Filing.--The Committee is heartened by the IRS's steady 
improved performance in increasing the number of tax filers who 
submit their returns electronically and without additional 
cost. Electronic filing benefits taxpayers and promotes 
effective tax administration because it decreases processing 
errors, expedites processing and payment of refunds, and allows 
the IRS to efficiently maintain up-to-date records. It costs 
the IRS 15 cents to process an electronically filed return, 
compared to $3.50 to process a paper filed return.
    During the fiscal year 2012 filing season, nearly 119 
million individual tax returns, or almost 81 percent, were 
filed electronically, an increase of 4.7 percent from the 
previous year. Business returns filed electronically were up by 
15 percent to 36.7 percent of the total filings, and tax 
professionals' use of electronically filing rose to nearly 76 
million returns, a jump of over 5 percent compared to 2011.
    In view of the high rate of electronic filing of tax 
returns, the IRS's ability to process returns on a daily basis, 
and the popularity of electronic deposit of refunds, the 
Committee strongly urges the IRS to reevaluate and update its 
measure on refund timeliness as recommended by GAO and the IRS 
Oversight Board.
    Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint.--In response to the 
Committee's directive in the fiscal year 2006 Treasury 
Appropriations Act, the IRS, in consultation with the IRS 
Oversight Board and the National Taxpayer Advocate, developed a 
``Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint'' to institute a 5-year 
strategic plan for taxpayer services. The Committee expects the 
Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint to be an integral and guiding 
component of ongoing strategic planning for delivering 
services. The Committee supports continued efforts to conduct 
research on taxpayer needs and taxpayer service performance.
    The Committee directs the IRS, the IRS Oversight Board, and 
the National Taxpayer Advocate to continue to submit to 
Congress annual updates to the Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint 
identifying any changes to its current strategic plan for 
taxpayer service, including the results of any new research and 
relevant findings, and any open issues requiring additional 
research.
    Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.--The Volunteer 
Income Tax Assistance [VITA] program is an important aspect of 
IRS efforts to provide income tax preparation assistance 
programs for low-income taxpayers.
    A grant program established in 2008 provides direct funds 
to enable VITA programs to extend services to underserved 
populations and hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and 
nonurban, as well as to increase the capacity to file returns 
electronically, heighten quality control, enhance training of 
volunteers, and significantly improve the accuracy rate of 
returns prepared by VITA sites.
    The Committee notes that in November 2012, IRS awarded 
matching grants to 207 organizations enabling them to offer 
free tax preparation services during the 2013 tax filing season 
at locations in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The 
Committee recognizes that the applications for these grants far 
exceed the available resources.
    The Committee provides that, within funds provided, 
$18,000,000 shall be available for 2 years for exclusive use as 
part of continuing a matching grant program established and 
administered by the IRS, in consultation with the Taxpayer 
Advocate Service, for not for profit organizations which 
provide volunteer income tax return preparation services for 
lower income individual taxpayers.
    The Committee strongly urges the IRS to make every effort 
to expand the quantity and funding level of VITA grants focused 
on serving persons with disabilities proportional to the 
growing disability population requiring tax assistance. The 
Committee understands that entities that are currently 
increasing their outreach efforts to better serve the needs of 
the disability population have experienced difficulty in 
applying for Federal grant assistance due to a lack of 
resources at the local level needed to complete the 
application. The Committee urges the IRS to allow national 
coalitions responsible for the coordination of local community 
partnerships focused specifically on the expanded provision of 
tax services for individuals with disabilities to compete in 
the VITA community matching grant processes.
    Taxpayer Services in Alaska and Hawaii.--Given the remote 
distance of Alaska and Hawaii from the U.S. mainland and the 
difficulty experienced by Alaska and Hawaii taxpayers in 
receiving needed tax assistance by the national toll-free line, 
it is imperative that the Taxpayer Advocate Service Centers in 
these States are fully staffed and capable of resolving 
taxpayer problems of the most complex nature. The Committee 
directs the IRS to continue to staff each Taxpayer Advocate 
Service Center in each of these States with a collection 
technical advisor and an examination technical advisor in 
addition to the current complement of office staff. Staffing 
should be increased if, as the result of the IRS Restructuring 
and Reform Act of 1998, subsequent legislation, or other 
factors, the volume of cases or their complexity increases.

                              ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $5,288,768,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   5,666,787,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,342,980,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 $5,342,980,000 for enforcement 
activities for fiscal year 2014. This amount is $54,212,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $323,807,000 below 
the budget request. Bill language is included to provide not 
less than $60,257,000 to the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program.
    Processing of Applications for Tax-Exempt Status.--
Recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
[TIGTA] released audit findings delineating the disturbing use 
of inappropriate case screening criteria in the handling of 
applications for tax-exempt status spanning numerous months. 
The report described unacceptable delays in case disposition, 
weak internal controls, communications breakdowns, and serious 
management deficiencies. The Committee shares the general 
outrage about these inexcusable organizational missteps that 
are wholly inconsistent with the IRS's mission to promote 
integrity and fairness for all. The Committee strongly believes 
that immediate, meaningful, transparent, and sustained 
corrective action is warranted to restore any erosion of public 
trust in the IRS, strengthen the agency, and prevent any 
recurrence of the circumstances that led to the inappropriate 
behavior.
    The Committee directs the IRS to vigilantly adopt, follow, 
and build upon the multi-step action plan outlined in the 
acting commissioner's preliminary assessment published on June 
24, 2013. The Committee is cognizant that the changes necessary 
will be challenging, time-consuming, and require strong, 
sustained leadership engagement at the highest levels.
    The Committee is acutely aware that the lack of a precise 
definition of the term ``primarily'' in discerning the quantity 
and nature of an organization's social welfare activities 
relative to an entity's total activities including political 
campaign intervention is problematic. The absence of 
unequivocal guidance in the statute and rules for qualifying 
for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status has generated considerable 
confusion. While this lack of clarity in no way excuses the 
IRS's inconsistent treatment of certain applicants for tax-
exempt status, it may have contributed to the processing 
delays. The Committee fully appreciates that the Department of 
the Treasury, not the IRS, is responsible for developing and 
promulgating tax policy consistent with the Tax Code authored 
by Congress. The Committee is encouraged that, consistent with 
one of the recommendations of TIGTA, the IRS has initiated 
discussion with the Treasury Department to pursue changes to 
guidance on measuring ``primary activity'' and clarification of 
the definition of ``political campaign intervention'' with 
respect to social welfare organizations seeking tax-exempt 
status. The Committee understands that these matters will be 
included in the Treasury's next Priority Guidance Plan, and 
expects the Department to keep the Committee regularly and 
fully informed of the status of developments as revisions to 
the guidance are formulated and finalized.
    Furthermore, the Committee strongly believes that the IRS, 
particularly the Exempt Organizations component, should work 
quickly to vastly improve its consultations with the Taxpayer 
Advocate Service [TAS]. This shall include responding to TAS 
directives for expedited processing of significant hardship 
cases, promptly referring over-age cases, and routinely 
alerting TAS to systemic issues. Moreover, the Committee notes 
that the Taxpayer Advocate has publicly issued a report 
outlining 16 recommendations to address the factors that 
contributed to the use of questionable screening criteria and 
processing delays. The Committee expects the IRS to consider 
and identify the suggestions and input of both the Taxpayer 
Advocate and the IRS Oversight Board in issuing any future 
public report on the status of reforms instituted in response 
to the TIGTA report on processing of applications for tax-
exempt status.
    Consistent with the reforms that the leadership of the IRS 
is instituting within the organization, the Committee includes 
three new administrative provisions in the bill setting forth 
specific directives and expectations of the Committee with 
regard to the handling of applications for tax-exempt status 
for social welfare organizations. These include mandates on the 
publication of guidance for processing applications, internal 
controls for expeditious case processing, and staff training.
    Combating Refund Fraud and Identity Theft.--Identity theft 
is a serious and growing problem in the United States. 
Detection and deterrence pose a daunting challenge for the IRS. 
Taxpayers are harmed when identity thieves file fraudulent tax 
documents using stolen names and Social Security numbers, and 
wrongfully receive refunds. Identity theft can be devastating 
for victims, whose legitimate refunds are blocked, forcing them 
to spend months untangling their account problems with the IRS.
    The Committee recommends that the IRS invest in techniques 
and processes including the adoption of unique identifiers to 
help decrease the ability of fraud perpetrators to gain access 
to social security numbers and other personally identifiable 
information. The Committee recommends enhanced recognition 
processes and creation of an alternate entity resolution and 
linking technology that would facilitate automated 
identification of duplicates in the system which in combination 
with other identifiers would prevent illegitimate access to the 
kinds of information that allow for refund-related identity 
theft to persist.
    The Committee acknowledges that while the IRS has made some 
inroads in its capacity to flag and filter questionable 
filings, the IRS still needs to significantly improve its 
timeliness and effectiveness in responding to taxpayers who 
report that they have been victims of refund-related identity 
theft. The Committee is dismayed that resolving refund-related 
identity theft cases can consume more than 1 year and that 
communication between the IRS and victims is frequently limited 
and confusing. The Committee directs the IRS to institute, and 
share with the Committee within 90 days of enactment, an action 
plan and timetable predicated on a goal of reducing by half the 
average amount of time a taxpayer must await a disposition of a 
refund fraud claim.
    Preventing Payroll Tax Fraud.--The Committee recognizes 
that many employers outsource payroll and related tax duties to 
third-party payroll service providers to help assure filing 
deadlines and deposit requirements are met and streamline 
business operations. While most payroll service providers are 
trustworthy, failures can pose devastating financial setbacks 
for multiple clients, particularly small businesses. The 
Committee is aware that the National Taxpayer Advocate has 
recommended an array of practical solutions to address this 
persistent problem, including more effective early detection of 
potential fraud; registration, certification, and bonding 
requirements for third-party payroll tax services; restrictions 
on changing addresses of record; and greater consideration of 
offers in compromise to assist defrauded businesses with relief 
from tax liability.
    The Committee directs the IRS to intensify its scrutiny of 
questionable practices of payroll service providers and 
continue to inform taxpayers of their responsibility for 
payment of all Federal and State employment taxes 
notwithstanding any contractual relationship with a payroll 
service provider. The Committee directs the IRS to report to 
the Committee within 90 days of enactment on (1) what data is 
currently collected on delinquent payroll service providers, 
(2) how this data is currently being used to prevent fraud, and 
(3) what the IRS would do with this data if given additional 
resources for this purpose.
    The Committee includes an administrative provision 
requiring that the IRS issue a notice of confirmation of any 
address change relating to an employer making employment tax 
payments, and that such notice be sent to both the employer's 
former and new address and requires that an officer or employee 
of the Internal Revenue Service shall give special 
consideration to an offer-in-compromise from a taxpayer who has 
been the victim of fraud by a third party payroll tax preparer.
    National Research Program.--As noted previously, the 
Committee strongly supports the work of the National Research 
Program [NRP] to increase understanding of the tax gap. The 
Committee agrees with GAO, TIGTA, the National Taxpayer 
Advocate, and the IRS Oversight Board, which have all 
recommended greater and more frequent data collection and 
studies of the tax gap including the portion of the tax gap 
attributable to international transactions.
    Performance Measures.--The Committee strongly urges the IRS 
to develop additional performance measures to evaluate the 
effectiveness of IRS programs such as preparer regulation, new 
information reports for merchant payment cards and stock basis, 
the Compliance Assurance Process [CAP] program, and Offshore 
Voluntary Disclosure programs. The Committee shares the 
perspective of the IRS Oversight Board that such measures would 
provide greater insight into how specific initiatives impact 
compliance and would contribute to better informed management 
and funding decisions.
    Misclassification of Contractors.--The Committee continues 
to be highly concerned with the misclassification of workers as 
independent contractors rather than as employees. This 
misclassification leads to the underreporting and underpayment 
of employment and payroll taxes by employers and individuals, 
which accounts for a substantial portion of the gross tax gap. 
The Committee is encouraged by IRS actions to develop an 
agency-wide plan and a worker classification team to assist 
external stakeholders. The Committee understands that the IRS 
is undertaking a random sampling selection to study worker 
classification and other employment tax issues, including the 
safe harbor provision. The Committee looks forward to reviewing 
the findings and recommendations at the conclusion of this 
study.
    The Committee is concerned that staffing within the IRS's 
SS-8 program, responsible for making determinations as to a 
worker's Federal employment tax status, has not kept pace with 
the record and sustained SS-8 filings during the past three 
filing seasons. The Committee believes that the IRS SS-8 
program is critical to ensuring that workers are classified 
correctly, identifying leads for employment tax exams and 
criminal investigations, and combating the underreporting of 
employment taxes that contributes significantly to the tax gap. 
The Committee believes it is crucial, given the growing 
workload, that the IRS maintain sufficient staffing at SS-8 
processing locations. Prior to making any staffing reductions 
at the SS-8 processing locations, the Committee directs the IRS 
to provide a report to the Committee that details the past 5 
years of staffing levels and employee productivity, SS-8 
receipt volumes, and rationale for the proposed workforce 
changes.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $3,939,521,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   4,480,843,000
Committee recommendation................................   4,109,506,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Operations Support appropriation provides for overall 
planning and direction of the IRS including Infrastructure, 
including administrative services related to space and housing, 
rent and space alterations, buildings service maintenance, 
guard services, and non-IT equipment; Shared Services and 
Support, including policy management, IRS-wide support for 
research, strategic planning, communications and liaison, 
finance, human resources, equity, diversity, and inclusion 
programs, printing, postage, business systems planning, 
corporate training, legal services, procurement, and employee 
benefit programs; and Information Services, including the 
staffing, equipment, and related costs to manage, maintain, and 
operate the information systems critical to the support of tax 
administration programs.
    Funding for Operations Support budget activities undergirds 
both Taxpayer Services and Enforcement programs that depend on 
agile, sophisticated information systems to promptly and 
properly process tax and information returns, account for tax 
revenues collected, permit automated requests for account and 
return transcripts, issue billings for taxes owed, generate 
refund payments, assist in selection of returns for audit, and 
provide telecommunications services for the full array of IRS 
business activities, including Web site and toll-free phone 
access.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,109,506,000 for Operations 
Support for fiscal year 2014. This amount is $169,985,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $371,337,000 below the 
budget request. Bill language is included allowing up to 
$250,000,000 of these funds to remain available until September 
30, 2015, for information technology support and not to exceed 
$1,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 2016, for 
research; not less than $2,000,000 for the Internal Revenue 
Oversight Board; and $25,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    The recommended funding supports initiatives being 
undertaken to implement the information technology and 
operational infrastructure critical to delivery of new tax 
credits and other IT changes necessitated by changes in the 
law. For any cost estimates, the Committee expects the IRS to 
follow the best practices outlined in GAO's Cost Guide for a 
comprehensive, well-documented, accurate, and credible cost 
estimate. It is imperative that the Committee be regularly 
apprised of updated cost estimates in order to have sufficient 
reliable information about the specific fiscal 2014 funding 
needs in the context of what has been expended to date and with 
what results, as well as what costs may be expected to arise in 
fiscal years beyond 2014.
    Information Technology [IT] Management and Oversight.--The 
IRS funds 155 IT systems. Of these, 20 are major systems each 
having an annual budget of greater than $10,000,000. The IRS 
has made significant strides in improving the management and 
oversight of its business systems modernization [BSM] program. 
The Committee strongly urges the IRS to vigilantly address 
major systemic problems with its non-BSM portfolio of 
information technology projects.
    The Committee shares the concerns, cited by both TIGTA and 
GAO, that the IRS lacks a comprehensive integrated system to 
provide accurate, relevant, and timely financial and operating 
data that can be used to evaluate performance measures, 
productivity, and the associated costs of IRS programs. This 
deficiency hinders IRS management decisionmaking as well as 
congressional oversight of progress in achieving program goals.
    The Committee notes that while the IRS uses its IT 
governance process to track progress in completing activities 
and achieving milestones in non-BSM IT project implementation, 
it lacks a quantitative measure for doing so and as a result, 
cannot determine the extent of functionality achieved as 
incremental stages of project development are reached. 
Quantitative measures are valuable project management tools for 
securing complete information for ascertaining status and 
progress in delivering systems.
    In response to GAO's recommendation as part of its 
evaluation work related to the BSM spending plans several years 
ago, the IRS developed a useful measure based on capabilities 
to be achieved for each milestone. The Committee strongly 
encourages the IRS to consider developing and using a 
quantitative measure of scope for all of its non-BSM major IT 
systems to provide more complete understanding of the 
functionalities achieved along the course of project work, and 
to better ensure that investments are producing the results 
expected. In addition, TIGTA has identified problems in several 
areas of IT management and oversight including, but not limited 
to, such areas as classification of investment projects, 
oversight and governance structure, risk management, 
contingency planning, and contractor performance and 
accountability.
    Although progress has been made, the Committee remains 
concerned about chronic material weaknesses in IRS's internal 
controls over information security that expose systems to 
serious risk. The Committee expects the IRS to continue efforts 
to fully address information security vulnerabilities, 
including promptly instituting corrective action in response to 
recommendations of TIGTA and GAO in this area.
    The Committee directs the administration and the IRS to 
include within the fiscal year 2015 budget request a proposed 
long-term multiyear funding strategy and timetable within the 
Operations Support account to upgrade and modernize the aging 
legacy IRS information technology infrastructure.
    Strategic Planning for E-Service Enhancements.--E-services 
is a suite of Web-based products that allow tax professionals 
and taxpayers to conduct business with the IRS electronically. 
The Committee believes there is considerable untapped potential 
for more robust use of virtual technology and enhanced 
electronic communications in transactions between the IRS and 
taxpayers and tax professionals. The Committee directs the IRS 
to develop and share with the Committee, within 180 days of 
enactment, a strategic plan, including identification of 
specific short-term and long-term opportunities for new or 
enhanced uses of e-services and an assessment of the related 
resource needs.
    Information Technology Reports.--The Committee directs the 
IRS to submit quarterly reports on particular major project 
activities to the Committees on Appropriations and the GAO, no 
later than 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter 
in fiscal year 2014. The Committee expects the reports to 
include detailed, plain English explanations of the costs and 
schedules for the previous 3 months and a description of the 
anticipated cost and schedule for the upcoming 3 months for the 
following major information technology project activities: 
IRS.gov; Returns Remittance Processing; EDAS/IPM; Information 
Returns and Document Matching; E-services; Taxpayer Advocate 
Service Integrated System and other projects associated with 
significant changes in law. The Committee further directs GAO 
to review and provide an annual report to the Committees 
evaluating the cost and schedule of activities of all major IRS 
information technology projects for the year, with particular 
focus on the projects about which the IRS is submitting 
quarterly reports to the Committee.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $329,550,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     300,827,000
Committee recommendation................................     300,827,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Business Systems Modernization account provides 
resources for revamping business practices and acquiring new 
technology. The IRS has undertaken a multiyear, multibillion 
dollar effort to migrate from its antiquated legacy system to 
bring the IRS tax administration system to a level of public 
and private sector best practices. The IRS is using a formal 
methodology to prioritize, approve, fund, and evaluate its 
portfolio of business systems modernization investments. This 
methodology is designed to enforce a documented, repeatable, 
and measurable process for managing investments throughout 
their life cycle. The process is reviewed by the Government 
Accountability Office on a regular basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $300,827,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization [BSM] for fiscal year 2014. This amount is 
$28,723,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. The Committee encourages the IRS to 
use resources available through user fee revenues to augment 
the direct discretionary appropriation for the BSM program.
    The Committee is committed to ensuring continued progress 
as the IRS builds on the commendable foundational work 
accomplished in 2012 to successfully deploy the CADE2 program 
to provide daily account processing and to update the 
Modernized e-File program to launch additional system 
capabilities. The Committee recognizes that successful high-
risk systems modernization efforts depend upon sustained and 
adequate funding to support automation refinements designed to 
help improve customer service through faster response, enhance 
compliance and enforcement activities, and enhance production 
volumes at lower error rates.
    The Committee expects the IRS to continue to submit 
quarterly reports to the Committee and the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] during fiscal year 2014, no later 
than 30 days following the end of each calendar quarter. The 
Committee expects the reports to include detailed, plain 
English explanations of the costs and schedules for CADE2 and 
MeF activities for the previous 3 months and a description of 
the anticipated cost and schedule for the upcoming 3 months. 
The Committee further directs GAO to review and provide an 
annual report to the Committee evaluating the cost and schedule 
of CADE2 and MeF activities for the year.
    The Committee remains concerned that IRS systems 
modernization, by its nature, is a high-risk endeavor, and 
appreciates that the IRS has, in recent years, satisfied the 
majority of developmental milestones planned for completion 
early, under budget, or within 10 percent of cost and schedule 
estimates. Because of the tendency for certain projects or 
components to exceed schedule and cost estimates, the Committee 
urges IRS management to maintain close routine scrutiny of cost 
and schedule factors.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee has included six administrative provisions 
carried in prior appropriations acts and five new directives as 
follows:
    Section 101 continues a provision allowing the IRS to 
transfer up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available to 
the agency in fiscal year 2014 to any other IRS account, with 
the exception of the Enforcement account, which is limited to 3 
percent. The IRS is directed to follow the Committee's 
reprogramming procedures outlined earlier in this report.
    Section 102 continues a provision maintaining a training 
program in taxpayers' rights and cross-cultural relations.
    Section 103 continues a provision requiring the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures, which will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104 continues a provision directing that funds 
shall be available for improved facilities and increased 
staffing to support sufficient and effective 1-800 help line 
services for taxpayers including enhanced reception and 
response time of taxpayer correspondence, particularly for 
victims of tax-related crimes.
    Section 105 renews a provision enacted in Public Law 111-
117 that prohibits the use of funds in this act to enter into, 
renew, extend, administer, implement, enforce, provide 
oversight of, or make any payment related to any qualified tax 
collection contract.
    Section 106 continues a provision enacted in Public Law 
113-6 that extends authority for appointment to critical 
administrative, technical, and professional positions needed to 
carry out the functions of the IRS.
    Section 107 is a new provision allowing a 2-year renewal of 
the term of a critical pay provision based on critical 
organizational need.
    Section 108 is a new provision requiring the IRS to issue 
notices to employers of any address change request and to give 
special consideration to offers in compromise for taxpayers who 
have been victims of payroll tax preparer fraud.
    Section 109 is a new provision requiring the IRS to 
publicize on its Web site clear guidance for processing of 
applications for tax-exempt status involving potentially 
significant political campaign intervention.
    Section 110 is a new provision requiring the IRS to 
institute controls and management oversight to ensure prompt 
processing of applications for tax-exempt status using 
objective criteria.
    Section 111 is a new provision requiring the IRS to conduct 
staff training before each Federal election cycle including 
instruction on what activities constitute political campaign 
intervention.
    Section 112 is a new provision that prohibits the use of 
funds by the IRS to target United States citizens for 
exercising any right guaranteed under the First Amendment to 
the Constitution.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee includes 15 administrative provisions carried 
over from prior appropriations acts. The administrative 
provisions are as follows:
    Section 113 authorizes certain basic services within the 
Treasury Department in fiscal year 2014, including purchase of 
uniforms; maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of 
insurance for official motor vehicles operated in foreign 
countries; and contracts with the Department of State for 
health and medical services to employees and their dependents 
serving in foreign countries.
    Section 114 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
Departmental Offices, Departmentwide Systems and Capital 
Investments Programs, Office of Inspector General, Special 
Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Bureau 
of the Fiscal Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 115 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General 
for Tax Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 116 requires that the purchase of law enforcement 
vehicles be consistent with departmental vehicle management 
principles.
    Section 117 prohibits the Department of the Treasury and 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from redesigning the $1 
Federal Reserve Note.
    Section 118 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to 
transfer funds from Salaries and Expenses, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, to the Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the 
costs of debt collection. Such amounts shall be reimbursed to 
the Salaries and Expenses account from debt collections 
received in the Debt Collection Fund.
    Section 119 extends the authority to conduct a personnel 
management demonstration project.
    Section 120 requires prior approval for the construction 
and operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 121 prohibits the merger of the United States Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without prior approval 
of the committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 122 authorizes the Department's intelligence 
activities.
    Section 123 permits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to 
use $5,000 from the Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and 
representation expenses.
    Section 124 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to 
develop an annual Capital Investment Plan.
    Section 125 relates to refunds, drawbacks, and payments of 
claims by certain Federal agencies.
    Section 126 relates to the recovery of assets of the United 
States.
    Section 127 relates to bond financing under section 114A of 
the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act 
of 1994.

                                TITLE II

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT

                     Compensation of the President

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $450,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         450,000
Committee recommendation................................         450,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the compensation of the 
President, including an expense allowance as authorized by 3 
U.S.C. 102.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $450,000 for 
compensation of the President, including an expense allowance 
of $50,000. This is the same as the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and the same as the budget request. The expense account 
is for official use as authorized by title 3, United States 
Code, and is not considered taxable to the President. The bill 
specifies that any unused amount shall revert to the Treasury 
consistent with 31 U.S.C. 1552.

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $56,860,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      55,110,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,110,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The ``Salaries and Expenses'' account of The White House 
provides staff assistance and administrative services for the 
direct support of the President. The White House also serves as 
the President's representative before the media. In accordance 
with 3 U.S.C. 105, The White House office also supports and 
assists the activities of the spouse of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,110,000 
for The White House, Salaries and Expenses. The recommendation 
is $1,750,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and is 
equal to the budget request.
    The Committee directs the Executive Office of the President 
[EOP] to allocate sufficient resources to continue the robust 
operation of the Office of National AIDS Policy [ONAP]. ONAP is 
responsible for leading implementation of the National HIV/AIDS 
Strategy and holding Federal agencies and local jurisdictions 
accountable for implementing effective, scalable, and cost-
effective interventions for HIV prevention and care through 
commissioning policy research, consulting with the community, 
and helping jurisdictions modernize data systems and other 
activities to align with the strategy. The Committee directs 
the administration to continue to coordinate a Governmentwide 
effort to achieve the goals of the National HIV/AIDS strategy.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $13,398,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      12,768,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,768,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, repair, 
alteration, refurnishing, improvement, air-conditioning, 
heating, and lighting of the White House and the official and 
ceremonial functions of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,768,000 
for the Executive Residence at the White House. The Committee 
recommendation is $630,000 less than the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and equal to the budget request. The bill also 
continues certain restrictions on reimbursable expenses for use 
of the Executive Residence.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $749,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         750,000
Committee recommendation................................         750,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account funds the repair, alteration, and improvement 
of the Executive Residence at the White House. A separate 
account was established in fiscal year 1996 to program and 
track expenditures for the capital improvement projects at the 
Executive Residence at the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, equal to the budget request 
and $1,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,184,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,192,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,192,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 the preparation of the 
annual Economic Report of the President to Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,192,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers. This 
amount is equal to the budget request and is $8,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $13,022,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      12,621,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,621,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The National Security Council advises the President in 
integrating domestic, foreign, and military policies related to 
national security, and the Homeland Security Council advises 
the President in coordinating homeland security-related 
policies across the Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,621,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the National Security Council 
and the Homeland Security Council. This amount is equal to the 
budget request and is $401,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $112,726,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     113,135,000
Committee recommendation................................     113,135,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Administration provides administrative 
services to the EOP. These services, defined by Executive Order 
12028 of 1977, include financial, personnel, library and 
records services, information management systems support, and 
general office services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $113,135,000 
for the Office of Administration for fiscal year 2014. This 
amount is an increase of $409,000 to the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and is equal to the budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation includes $12,006,000 to 
stabilize and modernize the information technology 
infrastructure within the EOP. This funding supports the 
continuation of a major initiative that will refresh the aging 
information technology infrastructure, strengthen disaster 
recovery and information security capabilities, and transition 
the EOP's communications architecture to integrate mobile 
devices while complying with security and records management 
requirements. The Committee is pleased with progress to date on 
the initiative and notes that metrics tracking results have 
improved. The Committee supports continued investment in the 
initiative to further modernize the IT infrastructure, 
accommodate increasing data needs, and prepare for 
cybersecurity threats.
    The Committee directs the Office of Administration to place 
a top priority on the implementation of comprehensive policies 
and procedures for the preservation of all records, including 
electronic records such as emails, videos, and social 
networking communication, consistent with the requirements of 
the Presidential Records Act, the Federal Records Act, and 
other pertinent laws. The Office of Administration shall work 
closely with the National Archives and Records Administration 
[NARA] to ensure the full and complete maintenance and 
formatting of electronic records that will eventually be turned 
over to NARA. The Committee expects the Office of 
Administration to keep the Committee fully apprised of funding 
needs related to record preservation and retention.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $89,277,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      93,397,000
Committee recommendation................................      93,397,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Management and Budget [OMB] assists the 
President in the discharge of his budgetary, management, and 
other executive responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $93,397,000 
for the Office of Management and Budget, which is $4,120,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.
    The recommendation will allow OMB to continue its work 
developing and executing the President's Budget and overseeing 
the performance of Federal agencies. In recent years, OMB's 
non-politically appointed civil service staffing levels 
declined while undertaking new responsibilities under major 
legislation such as the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the 
Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010. 
The Committee directs OMB to allocate increased funds toward 
restoring non-politically appointed civil service staffing 
levels, including for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy 
and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The 
Committee also directs OMB to utilize additional resources to 
respond in a timely and complete manner to requests from 
Congress, in particular requests related to program funding and 
operations.
    Alternative Contracting Models.--The Committee believes 
that in some instances using transaction-based or no-cost 
contracting models for delivering or procuring information 
technology goods and services can save resources and increase 
efficiencies. The Committee believes that OMB should provide 
guidance to agencies on transaction-based and no-cost funding 
models including when it is appropriate to consider using these 
contract models, how to calculate potential savings from their 
use, and standards and best practices for conducting the 
procurement. The Committee directs OMB to report within 90 days 
after enactment of this act on the use of transaction-based or 
no-costing funding models for procuring information technology 
goods and services. The report shall include information on (a) 
transaction-based or no-cost funding model use by agencies; (b) 
quantifiable costs savings and cost avoidance through their 
use; (c) plans to continue or expand their future use; and (d) 
the status of the issuance of guidance to agencies regarding 
their use.
    Federal Budgeting System.--The Committee notes that OMB 
maintains the Federal Government's core budgeting system, which 
is accessed by over 1,000 users Governmentwide to collect, 
validate, analyze, prepare, and publish information related to 
the Federal budget. The Committee appreciates OMB's submission 
of the required report detailing current capabilities of and 
deficiencies in the system. In recent years, OMB has added the 
capability for the system to collect, analyze, and share 
information on Governmentwide management and budgeting 
activities. However, the last major upgrade to the system was 
completed in 1993. The Committee notes that, using limited 
resources, OMB has made improvements to the system that have 
enhanced data quality and implemented efficiencies in the 
budget process. The Committee directs OMB to continue making 
enhancements to the system within current resources and to 
notify the Committee of any cost-effective opportunities that 
OMB may identify to further improve the system.
    Chemical Security.--The Committee is concerned about the 
effectiveness of the Nation's chemical security efforts. The 
Committee directs OMB, as part of its mission to improve the 
effectiveness and efficiency of Government programs and rules, 
to conduct a comprehensive review of the regulatory regime 
related to chemical security and to provide a report to the 
Committee detailing the review within 180 days of enactment. 
The review and report shall identify regulatory gaps that may 
pose an unacceptable security risk, identify and evaluate the 
effectiveness of strategies for closing such gaps, identify 
existing redundancies between current regulatory regimes, and 
identify and evaluate strategies for eliminating such 
redundancies. The report shall also describe how Federal 
entities with responsibilities for chemical security coordinate 
with each other and how such coordination can be improved, 
including specific milestones such as formal agreements. The 
review and report should be done in conjunction with the 
activity completed through the Chemical Government Coordinating 
Council and the Chemical Sector Coordination Council.
    Status of Disaster Spending.--The Committee directs OMB to 
coordinate with the Recovery Accountability and Transparency 
Board to publish information on its Web site regarding the 
status of funding provided under Public Law 113-2, including 
commitments, obligations, unobligated balances, and 
expenditures. The Committee directs OMB to publish this 
information on a publicly available Web site within 60 days of 
the termination of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, 
and provide quarterly updates.
    Children's Programs.--The Committee directs OMB to submit a 
report within 90 days of enactment on the feasibility of 
producing an analysis of current levels of spending on children 
and children's programs, including a detailed breakdown by 
agency, department, and initiative.
    Consultations with the Committee Under GPRAMA.--The 
Committee recalls that all Federal agencies have an obligation 
under the Government Performance and Results Act [GPRA] 
Modernization Act [GPRAMA] of 2010 (Public Law 111-352) to 
publish a strategic plan not later than the first Monday in 
February of any year following the year in which a presidential 
term of office commences. These plans are thus due in February 
2014. In the preparation of such plans, the GPRAMA also 
requires that agencies consult periodically with Congress--
including soliciting both ``majority and minority views'' from 
the appropriations committees--and that each agency incorporate 
into its strategic guidance a description of how agency goals 
and objectives ``incorporate views and suggestions obtained 
through congressional consultations required [by the Act].'' 
Although the OMB required that agencies submit the first draft 
of their strategic plans on or before June 3, 2013, few if any 
such consultations have as yet taken place with this Committee. 
The Committee, therefore, directs that agency representatives 
promptly contact both the Majority and the Minority staffs of 
this Committee in order to arrange GPRAMA consultations. The 
Committee further requests that OMB facilitate such contacts 
and discussions wherever necessary.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $24,451,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      22,647,000
Committee recommendation................................      23,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP], 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and 
reauthorized by Public Law 109-469, is charged with developing 
policies, objectives, and priorities for the National Drug 
Control Program. In addition, ONDCP administers the High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program, the Drug-Free 
Communities Support Program, and several other related 
initiatives.
    This account provides funding for personnel compensation, 
travel, and other basic operations of the Office, and for 
general policy research to support the formulation of the 
National Drug Control Strategy.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,000,000 
for ONDCP's salaries and expenses. This amount is $1,451,000 
less than fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $353,000 above the 
budget request. Due to budget constraints, no funding is 
provided for policy research.

                     FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                 HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $238,045,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     193,400,000
Committee recommendation................................     238,522,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas [HIDTA] program 
was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 
100-690) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's 
reauthorization (Public Law 109-469) to provide assistance to 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities operating in 
those areas most adversely affected by drug trafficking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $238,522,000 
for the HIDTA program, $477,000 more than the fiscal year 2013 
level and $45,122,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
directs that funding shall be provided for the existing HIDTAs 
at no less than the fiscal year 2013 level.
    ONDCP is directed to consult with the HIDTAs in advance of 
deciding programmatic spending allocations for discretionary 
(supplemental) funding.
    The Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and associated 
activities.
    The Committee directs that HIDTA funds be transferred to 
the appropriate drug control agencies expeditiously and 
includes provisions in the bill to help prevent delay. 
Transferred funds that are no longer necessary for their 
original purpose may be transferred back to the HIDTA program.
    The Committee recognizes the National HIDTA Assistance 
Center for providing programmatic support to the HIDTA program 
to include training, financial management/audit review, and 
other essential services.
    HIDTA funds should not be used to supplant existing support 
for ongoing Federal, State, or local drug control operations 
normally funded out of the operating budgets of each agency. 
ONDCP is directed to withhold all HIDTA funds from a State 
until such time as a State or locality has met its financial 
obligation.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $105,339,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      95,376,000
Committee recommendation................................     105,550,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690), and 
the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act 
(Public Law 109-469) established this account to be 
administered by the Director of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy. The funds appropriated to the program support 
high-priority drug control programs and may be transferred to 
drug control agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $105,550,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, which is $211,000 more 
than the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $10,174,000 above 
the budget request. Within this amount, the Committee provides 
the following funding levels:

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                                                              Amount
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Drug-Free Communities Support Program...................     $92,000,000
    National Community Anti-Drug Coalition training.....       2,000,000
Drug court training and technical assistance............       1,400,000
Anti-doping activities..................................       9,000,000
World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA].........................       1,900,000
Activities as authorized by Public Law 109-469, section        1,250,000
 1105...................................................
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    Drug-Free Communities Support Program.--ONDCP directs the 
Drug-Free Communities Support Program [DFCSP] in partnership 
with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration. DFCSP provides dollar-for-dollar matching 
grants of up to $125,000 to local coalitions that mobilize 
their communities to prevent youth alcohol, tobacco, illicit 
drug, and inhalant abuse. Such grants support coalitions of 
youth; parents; media; law enforcement; school officials; 
faith-based organizations; fraternal organizations; State, 
local, and tribal government agencies; healthcare 
professionals; and other community representatives. The DFCSP 
enables these coalitions to strengthen their coordination and 
prevention efforts, encourage citizen participation in 
substance abuse reduction efforts, and disseminate information 
about effective programs. The Committee provides $92,000,000 
for the continuation of the DFCSP.
    The Committee includes a provision in the bill directing 
ONDCP to provide $2,000,000 of DFCSP funds for training and 
related purposes as authorized by section 4 of Public Law 107-
82, as amended by Public Law 109-469.

                          Unanticipated Needs

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $986,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds enable the President to meet unanticipated 
exigencies in support of the national interest, security, or 
defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000, which is $14,000 more 
than the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2013 and equal to 
the budget request.

                         Data-Driven Innovation


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014\1\................................     $14,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,000,000

\1\Includes $8,000,000 for the information technology management 
program. The Committee recommends $8,000,000 for that program, equal to 
the fiscal year 2014 budget request, under the appropriation 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The goal of the Data-Driven Innovation program is to expand 
and improve the use of data and evidence to maximize government 
effectiveness and efficiency. The Data-Driven Innovation 
program builds on the Partnership Fund for Program Integrity 
Innovation, which supported pilot projects designed to reduce 
errors, promote efficiency, and improve the service of Federal 
programs administered by States. The Data-Driven Innovation 
program will also support targeted projects with the goal of 
demonstrating results or testing methods that will be 
replicable across Federal programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,000,000 for the Data-Driven 
Innovation program, $8,000,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
budget request. The Committee does not adopt the proposal to 
fund the information technology management program under the 
``Data-Driven Innovation'' appropriation and instead recommends 
funds for that program under the appropriation ``Integrated, 
Efficient and Effective Uses of Information Technology''. 
Adjusting for that change, the recommendation is equal to the 
budget request. No funding was provided for the Data-Driven 
Innovation program in fiscal year 2013.
    The Committee reminds the EOP that the Committee expects to 
be regularly apprised of how efforts under the Data-Driven 
Innovation program affect agency and program-specific projects 
and missions on a case-by-case basis. The Committee expects EOP 
to demonstrate how all changes comply with current law and to 
notify the Committee and relevant authorizing committees as to 
how any projects or reforms will affect program designs, 
operations, and outcomes. The Committee directs that the Data-
Driven Innovation program shall not be a substitute for the 
Committee's routine consideration of agency needs or evaluation 
of program operations in accordance with the regular budget and 
oversight process. Finally, the Committee directs the EOP to 
notify the Committee immediately upon any change in an agency 
spending plan pursuant to any efforts under the Data-Driven 
Innovation program.

   Integrated, Efficient and Effective Uses of Information Technology


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,990,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................................
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\The budget requested $8,000,000 for the information technology 
management program under the appropriation ``Data-Driven Investment''.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The goal of the Integrated, Efficient and Effective Uses of 
Information Technology [IEEUIT] program is to turn around 
poorly performing information technology [IT] projects, improve 
the efficiency and effectiveness of agency IT portfolios, and 
centralize key IT services for Government agencies, saving 
taxpayer dollars in the future that would otherwise be spent on 
inefficient and duplicative IT services. The EOP began a major 
IT reform effort in fiscal year 2009 by leveraging existing 
resources provided for management improvements and dedicated 
funding for the effort was first provided in fiscal year 2012.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $8,000,000 for the IEEUIT program. 
The recommendation is equal to the amount requested by the 
President for fiscal year 2014 for information technology 
management efforts requested under the appropriation ``Data-
Driven Innovation'' and is an increase of $3,010,000 to the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
    The Committee appreciates the administration's 
comprehensive and innovative approach to improving IT 
development processes and maximizing efficiencies across the 
Federal IT portfolio. The Federal Government invests 
approximately $80,000,000,000 a year in IT development for a 
wide variety of capabilities, spanning, for example, from basic 
desktop computing to a searchable database for investigating 
terrorist financing activity.
    Using resources provided for general management 
improvements, in 2009 the administration began a major IT 
reform effort focused on improving poorly performing IT 
projects, consolidating costly data centers, and consolidating 
common IT functions across Federal agencies. The administration 
estimates that taxpayer savings realized to date under the 
current IT reform initiative totals approximately $489,000,000.
    The Committee reminds the EOP that the Committee expects to 
be regularly apprised of how Governmentwide IT reform efforts 
affect agency-specific projects and missions on a case-by-case 
basis. The Committee directs that IT reform initiatives shall 
not be a substitute for the Committee's routine consideration 
of agency needs in accordance with the regular budget process. 
Finally, the Committee directs the EOP to notify the Committee 
immediately upon any change in an agency spending plan pursuant 
to any efforts to modernize, streamline, or improve Federal IT 
projects.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,319,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,328,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,328,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides for staff and expenses to 
enable the Vice President to provide assistance to the 
President in connection with the performance of executive 
duties and responsibilities. These funds also support the 
official activities of the spouse of the Vice President. The 
Vice President also has a staff funded by the Senate to assist 
him in the performance of his legislative duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,328,000 for 
special assistance to the President. This amount is the same as 
both the budget request and is an increase of $9,000 to the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $306,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         307,000
Committee recommendation................................         307,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account supports the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory. 
These funds 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 $307,000 for 
the official residence of the Vice President. This amount is 
equal to the budget request and is $1,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level.

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


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 201 continues a provision that provides flexibility 
in the use of funds in accounts under the EOP.
    Section 202 requires a detailed financial plan by the 
Director of ONDCP prior to the obligation of funds in fiscal 
year 2014.
    Section 203 allows for the transfer of up to 2 percent 
among programs within ONDCP.
    Section 204 establishes reprogramming requirements for 
ONDCP.

                               TITLE III

                             THE JUDICIARY

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Established under Article III of the Constitution, the 
judicial branch of Government is a separate but equal branch. 
The Federal judiciary consists of the Supreme Court, United 
States Courts of Appeals, District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, 
Court of International Trade, Court of Federal Claims, and 
several other entities and programs. The organization of the 
judiciary, the district and circuit boundaries, the places of 
holding court, and the number of Federal judges are legislated 
by the Congress and signed into law by the President.
    The Committee's recommended funding levels support the 
Federal judiciary's role of providing equal justice under the 
law and include sufficient funds to support this critical 
mission. The recommended funding level includes the salaries of 
judges and support staff and the operation and security of our 
Nation's courts.
    The judicial branch is subject to the same funding 
constraints facing the executive and legislative branches. It 
is imperative that the Federal judiciary devote its resources 
primarily to the retention of staff. Further, it is also 
important that the judiciary contain controllable costs such as 
travel, construction, and other expenses.

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $74,684,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      74,838,000
Committee recommendation................................      74,838,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Supreme Court consists of nine justices 
appointed under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States, one of whom is appointed as Chief Justice of the United 
States. The Supreme Court acts as the final arbiter in the 
Federal court system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,838,000 
for the Justices, their supporting personnel, and the costs of 
operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care of the building 
and grounds. The recommendation is $154,000 above the fiscal 
year 2013 funding level and the same as the budget request.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $8,143,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      11,635,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,158,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Care of the Building and Grounds, for expenditure by the 
Architect of the Capitol, provides for the structural and 
mechanical care of the United States Supreme Court Building and 
Grounds, including maintenance and operation of mechanical, 
electrical, and electronic equipment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,158,000 
for personnel and other services related to the Supreme Court 
building and grounds, which is supervised by the Architect of 
the Capitol. The recommendation is $3,015,000 more than the 
fiscal year 2013 funding level and $477,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Court shall continue to provide to the Committee 
detailed single-spaced quarterly reports on the Supreme Court 
modernization project, including descriptions; timeliness; 
milestones; and funding committed, obligated, and expended, as 
well as any unobligated balances of each major capital project. 
In addition, the report should include the identification, 
descriptions, and status of any contract claims.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $32,462,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      33,355,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,355,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
was established on October 1, 1982 under Article III of the 
Constitution. The court was formed by the merger of the United 
States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate 
division of the United States Court of Claims. The court 
consists of 12 judges who are appointed by the President, with 
the advice and consent of the Senate. Judges are appointed to 
the court under Article III of the Constitution of the United 
States.
    The Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction in a 
variety of subjects, including international trade, Government 
contracts, patents, certain claims for money from the United 
States Government, Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. 
Appeals to the court come from all Federal district courts, the 
United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court 
of International Trade, and the United States Court of Veterans 
Appeals. The court also takes appeals of certain administrative 
agencies' decisions, including the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, the Board of Contract Appeals, the Board of Patent 
Appeals and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeals 
Board. Decisions of the United States International Trade 
Commission, the Office of Compliance of the United States 
Congress, and the Government Accountability Office Personnel 
Appeals Board are also reviewable by the court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,355,000. 
The recommendation is $893,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and the same as the budget request.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $21,405,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      21,973,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,378,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Court of International Trade, located in 
New York City, consists of nine Article III judges. The court 
has exclusive nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions 
brought against the United States, its agencies and officers, 
and certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising 
out of import transactions and the administration and 
enforcement of the Federal customs and international trade 
laws.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $21,378,000. 
The recommendation is $27,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $595,000 below the budget request.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $5,015,955,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   5,170,239,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,089,169,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Salaries and Expenses is one of four accounts that provide 
total funding for the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
Other Judicial Services. In addition to funding the salaries of 
judges and support staff, this account also funds the operating 
costs of appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the Court 
of Federal Claims, and probation and pretrial services offices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,089,169,000 
for salaries and expenses. The recommendation is $73,214,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 funding level and $81,070,000 below 
the budget request.
    Perimeter Security Pilot Project.--The Committee is aware 
that the Judiciary's review of the new U.S. Marshals Service 
Court Security Officer [CSO] staffing standards has been 
completed. The new standards call for a modest increase in 
staffing, but cannot be fully implemented at this time due to 
budget constraints. The Committee continues to support the 
efficacy of the Judiciary's Perimeter Security Pilot Project, 
but understands that due to fiscal constraints, the Judiciary 
is unable to expand the program at this time.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,990,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       5,327,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,327,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Enacted by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 
1986 (Public Law 99-660), the Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Program is a Federal no-fault program designed to resolve a 
perceived crisis in vaccine tort liability claims that 
threatened the continued availability of childhood vaccines 
nationwide. The statute's primary intention is the creation of 
a more efficient adjudicatory mechanism that ensures a no-fault 
compensation result for those allegedly injured or killed by 
certain covered vaccines. This program protects the 
availability of vaccines in the United States by diverting a 
substantial number of claims from the tort arena.
    Not only did this act create a special fund to pay 
judgments awarded under the act, but it also created the Office 
of Special Masters within the United States Court of Federal 
Claims to hear vaccine injury cases. The act stipulates that up 
to eight special masters may be appointed for this purpose. The 
special masters expenditures are reimbursed to the judiciary 
for vaccine injury cases from a special fund set up under the 
Vaccine Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,327,000. 
The recommendation is $337,000 above fiscal year 2013 funding 
level and the same as the budget request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $1,037,920,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   1,068,623,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,098,446,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Defender Services program ensures the right to counsel 
guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (18 
U.S.C. 3006A(e)) and other congressional mandates for those who 
cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense 
services. The Criminal Justice Act provides that courts appoint 
counsel from Federal public and community defender 
organizations or from a panel of private attorneys established 
by the court. The Defender Services program helps to maintain 
public confidence in the Nation's commitment to equal justice 
under the law and ensures the successful operation of the 
constitutionally based adversary system of justice by which 
Federal criminal laws and federally guaranteed rights are 
enforced.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,098,446,000. The recommendation is $60,526,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 funding level and $29,823,000 above the budget 
request. The Defender Services program is urged to reexamine 
the program for cost containment opportunities as the rest of 
the Judiciary has done and continues to do. The recommendation 
does not provide an increase in the hourly panel attorney pay 
rate.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $51,804,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      54,414,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,891,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the statutory fees and allowances 
of grand and petit jurors and for the compensation of jury and 
land commissioners. Budgetary requirements depend primarily 
upon the volume and the length of jury trials demanded by 
parties to both civil and criminal actions and the number of 
grand juries being convened by the courts at the request of the 
United States Attorneys.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,891,000. 
The recommendation is $3,087,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $477,000 above the budget request.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $499,000,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     524,338,000
Committee recommendation................................     520,278,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Court Security appropriation was established in 1983 
and funds the necessary expenses incident to the provision of 
protective guard services, and the procurement, installation, 
and maintenance of security systems and equipment for United 
States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court 
operations, including building access control, inspection of 
mail and packages, directed security patrols, perimeter 
security provided by the Federal Protective Service, and other 
similar activities as authorized by section 1010 of the 
Judicial Improvement and Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-
702).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $520,278,000. 
The recommendation is $21,278,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $4,060,000 below the budget request.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $82,743,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      85,354,000
Committee recommendation................................      83,601,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Office [AO] of the United States Courts 
was created in 1939 by an act of Congress. It serves the 
Federal judiciary in carrying out its constitutional mission to 
provide equal justice under the law. Beyond providing numerous 
services to the Federal courts, the AO provides support and 
staff counsel to the Judicial Conference of the United States 
and its committees, and implements Judicial Conference policies 
as well as applicable Federal statutes and regulations. The AO 
is the focal point for communication and coordination within 
the Federal judiciary and with Congress, the executive branch, 
and the public on behalf of the judiciary.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $83,601,000. 
This recommendation is $858,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $1,753,000 below the budget request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $26,946,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      27,664,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,400,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Judicial Center, located in Washington, DC, 
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 Center's responsibilities 
include educating judges and other judicial branch personnel 
about legal developments and efficient litigation management 
and court administration. Additionally, the Center also 
analyzes the efficacy of case and court management procedures 
and ensures the Federal judiciary is aware of the methods of 
best practice.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,400,000. 
The recommendation is $546,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $1,264,000 below the budget request.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    PAYMENT TO JUDICIARY TRUST FUNDS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $125,464,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     126,931,000
Committee recommendation................................     126,931,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The funds in this account cover the estimated future 
benefit payments to be made to retired bankruptcy judges and 
magistrate judges, claims court judges, and spouses and 
dependent children of deceased judicial officers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $126,931,000 
for payments to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund and the 
Claims Court Judges Retirement Fund. The recommendation is 
$1,467,000 above the fiscal year 2013 funding level and 
consistent with the budget request.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $16,467,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      17,016,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,637,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Sentencing Commission establishes, 
reviews, and revises 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,637,000. 
The recommendation is $170,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
funding level and $379,000 below the budget request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends the following administrative 
provisions for the judiciary:
    Section 301 allows the judiciary to expend funds for the 
employment of experts and consultative services.
    Section 302 allows the judiciary, subject to the 
Committee's reprogramming procedures, to transfer up to 5 
percent between appropriations, but limits to 10 percent the 
amount that may be transferred into any one appropriation.
    Section 303 limits official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States to no more than $11,000.
    Section 304 grants the judicial branch the same tenant 
alteration authorities as the executive branch.
    Section 305 provides continued authority for a court 
security pilot program.
    Section 306 provides certain contracting authorities to the 
three remaining judicial branch entities without them.
    Section 307 extends for 1 year the authorization of a 
temporary judgeship in Kansas, Hawaii, Missouri, Alabama, 
Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and California.
    Section 308 authorizes additional district judgeships in 
Arizona, California, Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Texas 
and converts a temporary judgeship to permanent status in 
Arizona, in California, and in New Mexico.
    Section 309 amends the Jury Selection and Service Act to 
add additional categories under which a juror may not be 
excluded.

                                TITLE IV

                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                            Federal Payments

                             FEDERAL FUNDS

    A total of $674,802,000 in Federal funds are estimated to 
be available to the District of Columbia government, the 
District of Columbia Courts, the District of Columbia Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency, and other D.C. 
entities. This is $713,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and $1,530,000 below the budget request.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $29,940,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      35,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      35,000,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 (Public Law 
106-98), expanded through the District of Columbia College 
Access Improvement Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-157), and 
amended and reauthorized through Public Law 110-97. This 
program provides eligible college-bound District residents the 
opportunity to expand their higher education choices.
    Under the program, financial assistance is available to 
qualified District residents who attend public colleges outside 
of the District of Columbia, private postsecondary institutions 
in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or any 
historically black college or university. The private-school 
tuition grants are restricted to nonprofit institutions. 
Students who attend public schools receive assistance equal to 
the difference between the tuition paid by residents of the 
State in which the institution is located and the tuition 
charged to nonresident students, with an annual limit of 
$10,000 and a lifetime limit of $50,000. Private-school 
students receive a $2,500 maximum annual grant, with a lifetime 
limit of $12,500.
    Since its inception over a decade ago, the program has 
disbursed more than $317,500,000 as of April 2013 for the 
benefit of more than 19,664 District of Columbia residents, 
with grants averaging $6,900 per year. For the most recently 
completed academic year (2011-2012), 5,253 students received 
$33,450,000 in grants. Sixty percent of the program grantees 
are the first in their families to attend college. Program 
participants have enrolled in more than 600 colleges and 
universities in 49 States. This has brought an infusion of the 
District's students as well as Federal dollars to State 
university systems nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $35,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program, $5,060,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    The Committee urges the Office of the State Superintendent 
of Education to continue its efforts to improve the student 
retention, persistence, and college graduation rate of program 
participants. The Committee believes that innovative 
initiatives designed to promote retention of District students 
in colleges and universities should be expanded where possible. 
The Committee acknowledges the challenges facing the students 
who do enroll in college to reach graduation. Data reveal that 
among program grantees, many students interrupt their 
enrollment or drop out entirely on their path to a degree, and 
over 48 percent graduate from college in 6 years.
    The Committee is encouraged by the initiatives that the 
State Superintendent has launched or is contemplating that are 
designed to enhance college retention and success. These 
programs include financial aid forums, guidance counselor 
certification, boot camps and summer institute programs, high 
achievers program, a retention mentor program, and a smart 
college choice campaign to guide students in selection of 
colleges and universities particularly suited to their academic 
and financial needs.
    The Committee is pleased that the Office of the State 
Superintendent of Education has developed a number of 
administrative changes to help contain overall costs so that 
the funds provided are invested in an effective and efficient 
manner. Further, the Committee is encouraged by new, shortened 
application period and award notification windows and an 
invoicing deadline for participating colleges and universities 
to improve the processing of payments.
    The Committee directs that the State Superintendent shall 
include, as a component of the fiscal year 2015 budget 
justification submission, an annual update of the District's 
efforts, including research findings, to enhance the retention, 
persistence, and graduation rates of program participants, 
including early awareness and readiness initiatives to promote 
academic college preparation, guidance, and other support 
mechanisms and partnerships. The budget justification should 
also describe the status and effectiveness of cost containment 
measures instituted.

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

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $24,651,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      14,900,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,900,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Due to the fact that the District of Columbia is the seat 
of the Federal Government and headquarters of many 
international organizations, District police, fire, and 
emergency personnel have had to provide security for a number 
of events. As the need for the District of Columbia to provide 
security increases, overtime costs for personnel escalate and 
divert local police from neighborhood patrols. The complexity 
and costs associated with these events, including unique needs 
for crowd control, surveillance, and protection against unusual 
threats, are high and growing, and demand effective and 
efficient coordinated operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $14,900,000, 
for the District of Columbia for the costs of providing public 
safety at events related to the presence of the national 
capital in the District of Columbia, for the costs of providing 
support requested by the United States Secret Service Division 
in carrying out their protective duties under the direction of 
the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for the costs of 
providing support to respond to immediate and specific 
terrorist threats or attacks in the District of Columbia or 
surrounding jurisdictions. This is $9,751,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The fiscal year 2013 enacted level included $9,800,000 in 
enhanced funding for planning activities leading up to and 
associated with the 57th Presidential Inauguration.
    In addition, the District may use any funds remaining from 
prior year appropriations under this heading. The District may 
use the payment to cover the costs of Executive transportation 
support including motorcades and helicopter landings. The 
Committee directs the District of Columbia to submit a detailed 
budget justification for emergency planning and security with 
its funding request for fiscal year 2015. The Committee further 
directs the District of Columbia to submit, within 60 days of 
the end of fiscal year 2014, a report to the House and the 
Senate Committees on Appropriations detailing the purposes and 
amounts expended using the funds, particularly noting any 
deviation from the original proposed spending.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $232,375,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     222,667,000
Committee recommendation................................     232,137,316

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Under the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI), the Federal Government is required to finance the District 
of Columbia Courts. This Federal payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts funds the operations of the District of 
Columbia Court of Appeals, Superior Court, the Court System, 
and the Capital Improvement Program. Capital improvement 
projects include implementation of the updated Facilities 
Master Plan, with particular focus on expansion of the Moultrie 
Courthouse to address space shortfalls. By law, the annual 
budget includes estimates of the expenditures for the 
operations of the Courts prepared by the Joint Committee on 
Judicial Administration as well as the President's 
recommendation for funding the Courts' operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment to the District 
of Columbia Courts of $232,137,316, which is $237,684 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $9,470,316 above the 
President's budget request. This amount includes $13,374,726 
for the Court of Appeals, $114,921,340 for the Superior Court, 
$69,213,250 for the Court System, and $34,628,000 for capital 
improvements to courthouse facilities.
    The Committee recommendation for the District of Columbia 
Superior Court is $2,355,000 above the President's recommended 
funding of $112,566,340 and will permit the Court to enhance 
public safety and reduce recidivism among juvenile males by 
creating a drop-in center for supervision and services.
    The Committee recommendation for the District of Columbia 
Court System is $226,000 above the President's recommended 
funding of $68,987,250 and will permit the Court System to 
support strategic transformation of human resources management 
to an integral partnership within the administration of the 
courts.
    The Committee recommendation for capital improvements 
provides $6,889,000 above the President's recommendation of 
$27,739,000 to support the Facilities Master Plan, particularly 
the Moultrie Courthouse Addition (C Street Expansion). The 
Committee acknowledges that steady progress on the Facilities 
Master Plan should provide a cost-effective path to address 
deficiencies in the Courts' space needs and promote improved 
public access to services.
    The Committee supports the Courts' request to maintain the 
current level of funds available for its official reception and 
representation purposes. These resources enable the Courts to 
meet various community outreach responsibilities including 
supporting legal education in the District of Columbia as the 
home of six law schools; work with the D.C. Bar committees; and 
host the significant number of international guests who visit 
the D.C. Courts to learn about legal systems in democratic 
societies. The Committee notes that the current amount of the 
Courts' reception and representation funds is commensurate with 
small Federal agencies and considerably less than the 
comparative representation funds available to other District 
officials.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $54,890,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      49,890,000
Committee recommendation................................      49,890,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The District of Columbia Courts appoint and compensate 
attorneys to represent persons who are financially unable to 
obtain such representation. The Defender Services programs 
provide counsel for indigent persons who are charged with 
criminal offenses, for family proceedings involving child 
abuse, neglect, and termination of parental rights, and for 
guardianship proceedings for protection of mentally 
incapacitated individuals and minors whose parents are 
deceased.
    In addition to legal representation, these programs provide 
indigent persons with services such as transcripts of court 
proceedings, expert witness testimony, foreign and sign 
language interpretation, and investigations and genetic 
testing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $49,890,000 
for Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts. This 
is $5,000,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request.
    The reduction in the budgetary needs for this program is 
attributable to the laudable savings realized from use of a new 
accounting methodology and enhanced technology that provide 
more precise tools to account for and project costs. The 
Committee commends the vast improvements in business processes 
and management that have reduced the timespan from initial 
appointment of counsel to payment for services to 3 years, down 
from 7 years.

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

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $212,557,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     227,968,000
Committee recommendation................................     227,968,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency [CSOSA] 
for the District of Columbia is an independent Federal agency 
created by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
Government Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33, title 
XI). CSOSA acquired the operational responsibilities for the 
former District agencies in charge of probation and parole, and 
houses the Pretrial Services Agency within its framework. The 
mission of CSOSA is to increase public safety, prevent crime, 
reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of 
justice in close collaboration with the community. The CSOSA 
appropriation supports the Community Supervision Program which 
monitors or supervises approximately 15,500 offenders on a 
daily basis and 24,000 different offenders over the course of a 
year and the Pretrial Services Agency [PSA] which supervised 
released defendants in 24,663 cases during fiscal year 2012.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $227,968,000, 
which is $15,411,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request. Of this amount, $59,519,000 
is designated for the Pretrial Services Agency and $168,449,000 
is designated for the Community Supervision Program.
    The Committee is supportive of CSOSA's efforts to 
successfully reintegrate ex-offenders to their communities and 
notes the centrality of job training and employment readiness 
in reducing recidivism. CSOSA is encouraged to work with 
organizations that have demonstrated effectiveness and best 
practices to improve the outcomes for men and women returning 
home from prison and under court supervision.
    CSOSA has enjoyed a long history of working with 
grassroots, nonprofit providers of transitional housing, 
including faith-based organizations, that offer counseling, 
mentoring, and life skills training to men and women returning 
home from prison. The Committee notes that this is a model 
program for the Nation.
    The Committee is encouraged that the Community Supervision 
Program has continued to maintain officer-to-offender caseload 
levels closer to nationally recommended levels, a significant 
improvement over the 100:1 average ratios prior to the Agency's 
inception.
    The Committee appreciates the efforts of CSOSA management 
to identify savings and other efficiencies through targeted 
cutbacks, streamlining of programs, and strategic 
reorganization as the agency fulfills its critical mission and 
addresses high priority public safety needs amid Governmentwide 
fiscal constraints.
    The Committee commends the collaborative efforts of the 
Community Supervision Program to continue to partner with the 
District of Columbia Government, the United States Parole 
Commission, and the Bureau of Prisons [BOP] to implement the 
Secure Residential Treatment Program in 2009. This program aims 
to provide a secure, residential substance abuse treatment 
intervention/sanction alternative to high-risk, chronic 
substance abusing and criminally involved male D.C. code 
offenders in lieu of revoking them to BOP custody. The 
Committee understands that in July 2012, the District of 
Columbia Government and BOP assumed financial responsibility 
for operational expenses. The Committee encourages CSOSA to 
keep the Committee regularly informed of how well this program 
is meeting its goals of increasing offenders' chances of 
successful community reintegration and breaking the cycle of 
recidivism.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $37,167,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      40,607,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,607,000

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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Public Defender Service [PDS] for the District of 
Columbia, an independent organization established by a District 
of Columbia statute (16 D.C. Code 2-1601-1608), has a distinct 
mission to provide and promote quality legal representation 
services within the District of Columbia justice system. PDS 
provides legal representation to indigent adults and children 
facing loss of liberty and provides support in the form of 
training, consultation, and legal reference services to members 
of the local bar appointed as counsel in criminal, juvenile, 
and mental health cases involving indigent individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment to the Public 
Defender Service for the District of Columbia of $40,607,000, 
which is $3,440,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $14,970,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      14,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,500,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Approximately one-third of the District is served by a 
combined sewer system, constructed by the Federal Government in 
1890, in which both sanitary waste and storm water flow through 
the same pipes. When the collection system or the Blue Plains 
treatment plant reach capacity, typically during periods of 
heavy rainfall, the system is designed to overflow the excess 
water. This mixture of sewage and storm water runoff is 
discharged to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Rock Creek, and 
tributary waters between 60 and 75 times each year. Under a 
judicial consent decree entered on March 23, 2005, the Water 
and Sewer Authority is undertaking a 20-year, $2,600,000,000 
sewer construction program to reduce combined sewer overflows 
[CSO]. The Clean Rivers Project includes deep underground 
storage tunnels, side tunnels to reduce flooding, pump station 
rehabilitation, and the elimination of over a dozen CSO 
outfalls along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers and Rock Creek. 
When completed in 2025, this project is expected to vastly 
improve water quality and significantly reduce debris in our 
Nation's capital waterways as well as improve the health of the 
Chesapeake Bay.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $14,500,000 
to be matched by at least $14,500,000 provided by the Water and 
Sewer Authority, to continue implementation of the Long-Term 
Combined Sewer Overflow Control Plan. This is $470,000 below 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. The Committee understands that the Clean Rivers 
project is currently exploring a more expansive investment in 
green infrastructure with low impact development technologies. 
The Committee is encouraged by the potential benefits not only 
for stormwater management, but for job creation, improved air 
quality, greener public and private spaces, and added wildlife 
habitat.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $1,796,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,800,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District 
of Columbia [CJCC] is the primary forum in which District of 
Columbia criminal justice agencies can identify and address 
interagency coordination on issues such as illegal drugs, 
juvenile justice, halfway houses, information technology, and 
identification of arrestees to improve public safety in the 
District of Columbia for its residents, visitors, victims, and 
offenders.
    The CJCC was originally established pursuant to a 
memorandum of agreement in May 1998 and functions as an 
independent working group to foster cooperation among the more 
than a dozen Federal and local governmental agencies which have 
law enforcement responsibility in our Nation's capital. Under a 
local enactment in August 2001, the CJCC was established as an 
independent agency within the District of Columbia.
    The CJCC maintains the Justice Integrated Information 
System [JUSTIS] using technology that allows for the seamless 
sharing of information at critical decision points throughout 
the justice system. JUSTIS connects Federal agencies, the 
District government, and court information systems, so that 
criminal activity can be easily monitored across an array of 
participating agencies. Agencies currently using JUSTIS include 
the Metropolitan Police Department, the D.C. Department of 
Corrections, D.C. Superior Court, the U.S. Park Police, the 
U.S. Capitol Police, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives, the Pretrial Services Agency, CSOSA, 
the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, and 
the D.C. and Maryland Public Defenders Service. No other system 
provides this range of access to Federal and local information 
in the District.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,800,000 to 
CJCC. This is $4,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.
    Among the activities that the recommended Federal payment 
will support during fiscal year 2014 is continued enhancements 
to expand the reach of the JUSTIS information system's 
capabilities to promote sharing of public safety information 
and more effective mobilization in response to matters 
transcending a single agency. The Committee expects that the 
resources will also support the GunStat initiative; improved 
information sharing on mental health and substance abuse to 
redirect persons to necessary support services; records 
management, court-based release, court processing and papering 
reforms; clear business processes to help reduce the number of 
outstanding warrants; and a comprehensive approach to truancy 
prevention.
    The Committee directs the CJCC to submit annual performance 
measures in an annual report to accompany the fiscal year 2015 
budget justification, which should also describe progress made 
on specific CJCC initiatives.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $499,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         500,000
Committee recommendation................................         500,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure provides 
support to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and 
Superior Court through reviewing and investigating allegations 
of judicial misconduct. The Judicial Nomination Commission 
recommends candidates to the President of the United States for 
nomination to judicial vacancies in these courts. In accordance 
with the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
Improvement Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33), the Federal 
Government is responsible for financing of the District of 
Columbia Courts, including the operations of the District of 
Columbia Court of Appeals, Superior Court, the Court System, 
and the Capital Improvement Program. Although independent of 
the Courts by design, these two Commissions provide important 
functions within the judicial branch of local government in the 
District of Columbia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $500,000 as a Federal payment for 
the judicial commissions, of which $205,000 is designated for 
the Judicial Nomination Commission and $295,000 is designated 
for the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure. This 
amount is $1,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
the same as the budget request. Funds shall remain available 
until September 30, 2015. The Committee continues to support 
the rationale of recognizing these commissions as local 
judicial branch agencies for which Federal support for the 
operations is necessary.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $59,880,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      52,200,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,200,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Committee continues its commitment to improving 
educational opportunities for the children of the District of 
Columbia. For nearly a decade, Congress has supported a three-
sector funding arrangement to provide Federal resources for the 
District of Columbia Public Schools, public charter schools, 
and for a scholarship program for low-income students to attend 
private schools.
    For the last 6 years the District has charted a new 
management course for the District's challenged public school 
system in response to Public Law 110-33, which vested authority 
over the school superintendent, operating budget, and capital 
program in the Mayor beginning in 2007. Given that District of 
Columbia public school students have chronically performed well 
below national averages in reading and mathematics, the 
Committee commends the progress that has been made to 
streamline bureaucracy, recruit new principals, expand course 
offerings available to students, expand pre-K classrooms, 
complete major renovations, and raise math and reading test 
scores. For the ensuing 2013-2014 school year, enrollment of 
46,060 students is projected, representing a decline of over 
1,000 students below the 2012-2013 enrollment.
    Public charter schools in the District of Columbia have 
grown considerably since the first two opened in 1996 and 
served 160 students. In school year 2012-2013, 56 tuition-free, 
autonomous public charter schools on 100 campuses operated in 
the District, enrolling 33,699 students in every ward of the 
city, and serving 43 percent of all District of Columbia public 
school students. Enrollment in charter schools is projected to 
increase by over 3,700 in school year 2013-2014, a growth rate 
of 11 percent. The District of Columbia School Reform Act of 
1995 (Public Law 104-134), one of the strongest charter school 
laws in the Nation, guarantees charter school autonomy from the 
District of Columbia Public Schools and from the District 
government and mandates uniform per student funding of all 
public school students, both traditional and charter.
    Congress established the private school scholarship program 
as a 5-year pilot in 2003. In April 2011, the Opportunity 
Scholarship Program was reauthorized for 5 years through 
enactment of Public Law 112-10, division C. The intent of this 
program is to help increase the District of Columbia's capacity 
to provide parents, particularly low-income parents whose 
children attend low-performing schools, more options for 
quality education. In school year 2012-2013, 1,584 students 
participated in the program and were enrolled at 52 
participating nonpublic schools.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $42,200,000, 
which is $17,680,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and $10,000,000 below the budget request. These funds are 
allocated as follows: $20,000,000 for the District of Columbia 
Public Schools to improve public school education, $20,000,000 
to expand quality charter schools and $2,200,000 for the 
Secretary of Education for private school scholarships under 
Public Law 112-10, division C.
    Private School Scholarships.--The Committee supports 
continuing the Opportunity Scholarship program, and notes that 
Congress expressed its clear intent to advance this program 
through continuous funding and a 5 year reauthorization in 
2011. The Committee is aware that the available unexpended 
balances are due, in part, to factors beyond the program's 
control, and expects that any funding appropriated for the 
Opportunity Scholarship Program, including currently available 
balances, will be used to continue the program and enroll new 
students in order to facilitate a credible and scientifically 
valid evaluation of the program.
    The Committee's recommendation takes into consideration 
expected resource needs for the scholarship program based on 
historic attrition and enrollment rates and anticipated 
increases in program participation by new students, measured 
against funds on hand. Based on program data, for school year 
2013-2014, the projected costs are $16,624,847, which will 
support 1,752 students, including 1,304 renewals and 448 new 
awards calculated at the maximum inflation-adjusted scholarship 
rate. This enrollment level would be 168 additional students, 
or an 11-percent increase, above the school year 2012-2013 
participation. For school year 2014-2015, the projected costs 
are $16,911,709, which will support 1,741 students, calculated 
at the maximum inflation-adjusted scholarship rate. The 
Committee believes it is essential to evaluate these projected 
resource needs in light of the fact that there is at least 
$33,439,651 in unexpended prior year carryover funding 
currently available to the program. The Committee's recommended 
funding of $2,200,000 will support the ongoing administration 
and evaluation component of the program without depleting funds 
available for scholarship awards.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Education to 
develop, as necessary, any appropriate cost containment 
protocols, consistent with Public Law 112-10, division C, to 
address any potential enrollment oversubscription issues posed 
by retention of students newly entering the program and 
extension to new enrollments in future school years to ensure 
that expansion of the program is undertaken in conformity with 
the authorized funding level.
    The Committee expects that any school enrolling a 
scholarship participant under the Opportunity Scholarship 
Program should satisfy certain minimum reasonable expectations 
as an educational setting in full compliance with the statutory 
requirements of section 3007(a)(4) of Public Law 112-10, 
division C relating to valid certificates of occupancy, school 
accreditation, site inspections, financial stability, fiscal 
management controls, and teacher qualifications.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Education to work 
with the Office of Management and Budget to develop and 
implement suitable administrative control mechanisms to promote 
greater oversight of the program.
    Public Schools.--The Committee directs the District of 
Columbia Public Schools [DCPS] to submit a detailed spending 
plan outlining specific activities no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this act. The Committee expects that this spending 
plan should contain a particular emphasis on initiatives to 
improve the recruitment and retention of a high-quality teacher 
and principal workforce in District public schools.
    The District has 11,000 special needs students for whom the 
District must provide or secure educational services. The 
Committee expects the District to continue to make substantial 
progress in achieving compliance with the 2006 Federal court-
ordered consent decree, eliminating inadequacies in treatment 
and support for special needs students, and establishing more 
inclusive learning environments for these students within the 
District of Columbia Public Schools system.
    Public Charter Schools.--With respect to the recommended 
Federal payment for fiscal year 2014 for public charter 
schools, the Committee directs the District of Columbia Public 
Charter School Board to submit to Congress, through the Office 
of the State Superintendent of Education, a detailed spending 
plan outlining specific activities no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this act. This spending plan should particularly 
emphasize enhancing the academic quality of existing charter 
schools, expanding the capacity of high-performing charter 
schools, and executing a robust performance management system 
to help identify low-performing schools and close them. The 
Committee expects that funding provided for charter schools 
will be used in accordance with the plan submitted.
    Over the years, public charter schools have moved into and 
revitalized former DCPS school buildings that otherwise would 
have been developed into condominiums or used for other 
commercial purposes. These buildings, including several 
historic structures, often long-abandoned and severely 
blighting neighborhoods, have been converted to public charter 
schools. However, despite a law giving the charter schools a 
``right of first offer'' whenever the District government 
disposes of a former public school building by sale, lease, or 
transfer, charter schools often lose out to commercial 
developers.
    The Committee directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia 
to submit to the Committees on Appropriations, as part of the 
fiscal year 2015 Federal payment budget justification 
materials, a detailed fiscal year 2015-2019 public education 
facilities plan that will ensure public charter school 
equitable access to surplus or underutilized DCPS space 
consistent with the law.
    The Committee reminds the government of the District of 
Columbia that students in public charter schools are to have 
access to the same publicly funded services that are offered to 
students in traditional public schools. These include school 
nurses, School Resource Officers, crossing guards, and mental 
health and other wrap-around services.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE D.C. NATIONAL GUARD

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $374,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         500,000
Committee recommendation................................         500,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The D.C. National Guard is a Federal, rather than a local, 
entity and responds to orders of the President of the United 
States who is the Commander-in-Chief of the D.C. National Guard 
pursuant to law (District of Columbia Official Code Sec. 49-409 
and Executive Order No. 11485 (October 1, 1969)). Unlike a 
Governor of a State, the Mayor is not authorized to deploy the 
National Guard under any circumstances. The District of 
Columbia National Guard is specifically trained to support law 
enforcement during critical missions, such as demonstrations, 
Presidential inaugurations and funerals, and emergency services 
for weather-related contingencies. The D.C. Air Guard patrols 
the skies over the District on round-the-clock alert. However, 
residency restrictions preclude a significant number of Guard 
members from eligibility for tuition assistance programs, which 
has severely hampered recruitment and retention efforts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $500,000 for 
the D.C. National Guard designated for the Major General David 
F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention 
and College Access Program, a tuition assistance program for 
nonresident District of Columbia National Guard members. This 
amount is $126,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
the same as the budget request.

FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL CAMPUS

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      $9,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,800,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    St. Elizabeths, established by Congress in 1855 as the 
Government Hospital for the Insane and officially renamed as 
St. Elizabeths Hospital in 1916, is presently divided into two 
campuses. The West Campus, owned by the Federal Government and 
under the custody and control of the General Services 
Administration, will be the new headquarters for the Department 
of Homeland Security. The East Campus, owned by the District of 
Columbia, is still in use as a mental health facility. The 
fiscal year 2014 budget request seeks a new Federal payment of 
$9,800,000 to support various redevelopment planning activities 
on the East Campus to stimulate economic and community 
revitalization in tandem with the transformation of the West 
Campus property.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a one-time Federal payment of 
$9,800,000, to remain available until expended, to support the 
revitalization efforts underway at the East Campus of St. 
Elizabeths in the District of Columbia. The Committee 
understands that the Federal funding will be leveraged with a 
total of $202,000,000 in local and private funds in fiscal 
years 2012 through 2016 to support revitalization that will 
bring together opportunities for community business 
development, workforce development, financial services, and 
other economic benefits for the community.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR HIV/AIDS PREVENTION

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,990,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       5,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The District of Columbia is facing a daunting HIV epidemic. 
Based on the national HIV/AIDS case based reporting system, the 
District currently has the highest AIDS diagnosis rate in the 
country. Currently, 2.7 percent of the population was diagnosed 
and is living with HIV in the District. Early diagnosis and 
increased access to care improves health outcomes and reduces 
the chances of spreading the disease. According to the most 
recent local epidemiology report, more than 76 percent of 
persons in the District entered into care and treatment within 
3 months of their HIV diagnosis, a steady increase from the 58 
percent in 2006. The percentage of infected individuals whose 
disease progressed from HIV to AIDS decreased to 24.2 percent, 
down from 47 percent in 2004. HIV-related deaths per year have 
dropped from 237 in 2006 to 66 in 2010, and there were no 
pediatric HIV diagnoses in 2010, which is notable given that as 
recently as 2005, the District accounted for nearly 10 percent 
(6 of 68) pediatric AIDS cases nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee acknowledges the serious health situation and 
recommends a special Federal payment of $5,000,000 to support 
the use of emerging and effective technology and social 
networking to promote regular and routine testing to 
significantly increase the number of District residents who 
know their HIV status and increase the number of HIV positive 
residents immediately linked to care. This amount is $10,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR D.C. COMMISSION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES GRANTS

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      $1,000,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The budget requests a special Federal payment of $1,000,000 
to fund competitively awarded grants for nonprofit fine and 
performing arts organizations based in and primarily serving 
the District of Columbia. This request relates to a proposal to 
eliminate funding for the National Capital Arts and Cultural 
Affairs [NCACA] grants program administered by the Commission 
on Fine Arts, a Federal entity funded under the Interior 
appropriation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee is unable to support the request for a new 
special Federal payment to the District of Columbia for grants 
for non-profit fine and performing arts organizations in fiscal 
year 2014.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends, for the operating expenses of the 
District of Columbia, the amount which will be submitted to 
Congress by the government of the District of Columbia as set 
forth in the enrolled version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget 
Request Act of 2013, District of Columbia Bill 20-198, as may 
be amended. Of the total amount of funds, the Committee 
recommends the distribution of funds between local funds, 
Federal grant funds, Medicaid payments, other funds and private 
funds. The Committee further recommends an additional 
$124,200,000 in appropriated Federal payments as set forth 
under this title. The Committee directs that any changes to the 
financial plan as submitted by the District must follow the 
reprogramming guidelines.

                                TITLE V

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

             Administrative Conference of the United States

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $2,894,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,200,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,200,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Administrative Conference of the United States [ACUS] 
is an independent agency and advisory committee created to 
study administrative processes in order to recommend 
improvements to Congress and agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,200,000 for ACUS, equal to the 
budget request and $306,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level.

               Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $449,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         150,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an 
independent agency established by Congress in 1992 (Public Law 
102-281) to encourage and support research, study, and labor 
designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor 
for the benefit of mankind. Its mission is accomplished through 
the sponsorship of national competitions designed to promote 
innovation in the fields of homeland security, life sciences, 
and education. Through its Frontiers of Discovery--Work in 
Progress and Discover the Future programs, the agency 
recognizes cutting-edge innovations of worthy American 
scientists, student inventors, and exemplary teachers who 
inspire despite especially challenging educational environments 
or personal physical disabilities.
    Initial funding for the Christopher Columbus Fellowship 
Foundation was derived from the sale of three denominations of 
specially minted coins sold by the United States Mint from 
August 1992 through June 1993. Revenues from the coin sales 
surcharges were deposited in the Christopher Columbus 
Fellowship Fund at the Department of the Treasury, and made 
available to the Foundation. To address the fact that the coin 
sales revenues had been depleted, Congress authorized funding 
for the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation in the 
Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 111-8).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $150,000 for fiscal year 2014 for 
the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. This is 
$299,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $150,000 
above the request. The Committee expects the Foundation to seek 
alternative sources of funds for its operations other than 
discretionary appropriations.

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $204,883,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     315,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     315,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] was 
established as an independent agency by the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1389; 7 U.S.C. 4a). 
The Commission administers the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 
section 1, et seq.
    The 1974 Act brought under Federal regulation futures 
trading in all goods, articles, services, rights, and 
interests; commodity options trading; and leverage trading in 
gold and silver bullion and coins; and otherwise strengthened 
the regulation of the commodity futures trading industry. It 
established a comprehensive regulatory structure to oversee the 
volatile futures trading complex. The CFTC's statutory mandate 
was renewed and/or expanded in 1978, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 
2000, 2008, and 2010.
    The CFTC is the sole Federal regulator responsible for 
overseeing the futures, options, and swaps markets by 
encouraging competitiveness and efficiency, ensuring market 
integrity, and protecting market participants against 
manipulation, abusive trading practices, fraud, and other 
unscrupulous activities. Effective oversight by the CFTC 
fosters open, competitive, and financially sound markets. This 
enables the markets to better serve their designated functions 
of providing a price discovery mechanism and a means to offset 
price risk.
    Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection 
Act (Public Law 111-203), the CFTC acquired expanded 
responsibilities for comprehensive oversight of the once-
unregulated over-the-counter U.S. derivatives market to protect 
and benefit end-users and the broader American public. This 
complex swaps market has a notional value of nearly eight times 
the size of that of the futures markets. For the first time, 75 
entities have registered as swap dealers and two as major swap 
participants.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $315,000,000 
for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This is 
$110,117,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. The Committee supports the need for 
increased resources for the CFTC above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level to satisfy its substantially broadened regulatory 
workload and to ensure appropriate oversight of the futures 
markets, which are growing steadily in volume and new users and 
rapidly evolving in their complexity and diversity.
    The Committee emphasizes that this recommend funding is 
indispensable for conducting vigilant oversight of the futures 
and swaps markets to ensure market integrity and transparency 
and protect participants against manipulation, fraud, abusive 
trading practices, and unscrupulous conduct. The funding level 
will permit the CFTC to devote greater resources to its 
examinations function to ensure ongoing compliance with 
statutory and regulatory requirements. It will foster continued 
execution of the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform Act facilitating transition from ``start-up'' rule-
writing to direct examinations and surveillance activities. 
Moreover, it will allow mission-critical investments in new and 
upgraded sophisticated technology to collect, monitor, and 
analyze voluminous quantities of data generated round-the-clock 
by global trading markets. For example, the CFTC needs to 
continue to enhance and incorporate software to load swaps data 
into a data warehouse computer for use in market surveillance, 
risk monitoring, enforcement, and economic analysis.
    The CFTC regulates the activities of 62,958 registrants, 
including 51,068 salespersons, 1,172 commodity pool operators, 
2,470 commodity trading advisors, 5,650 floor brokers, 1,102 
floor traders, 128 futures commission merchants, 14 retail 
foreign exchange dealers, and 1,354 introducing brokers. 
Currently, the CFTC has designated 16 contract markets (boards 
of trade or exchanges) that meet criteria for trading futures 
or options or both. In addition, 17 derivative clearing 
organizations are registered with the CFTC.
    The Committee is particularly concerned that without the 
requested resources, the CFTC will continue to face extreme 
challenges in accomplishing all that it is expected to do, and 
at a significant technological disadvantage. It is imperative 
that the staffing and organization of the CFTC adapt to keep 
pace with the growth surge which cannot be undertaken without 
an increase in its operating budget that balances investments 
in human capital and technology.
    As emphasized in the CFTC's 2011-2015 strategic plan, 
``effective oversight can only be accomplished if the regulator 
has access to all relevant activity in the markets.'' Promptly 
collecting, synthesizing, managing, and analyzing the vast 
volume of data and information is paramount in CFTC's 
surveillance work and real-time public reporting. Without 
question, enhanced cutting-edge technology is essential to 
CFTC's capacity to leverage financial and human resources to 
execute not only the CFTC's core mission, but for fulfilling 
the expanded responsibilities under Dodd-Frank reforms.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the CFTC to submit, 
within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending plan for the 
allocation of the funds made available, displayed by discrete 
program, project, and activity, including staffing projections, 
specifying both FTEs and contractors, and planned investments 
in information technology.
    Information Technology Investments.--The Committee 
underscores the crucial need for the CFTC to make mission-
critical investments in technology to sort through the millions 
of pieces of information generated daily by markets. The CFTC's 
responsibilities to integrate both swaps and futures markets 
and perform required analysis and oversight requires a 
comprehensive overhaul of the current systems and a greater 
attention to automating surveillance and market risk analysis. 
The amount and detail of trade data collected and analyzed by 
the CFTC is expanding with its new authority over swaps markets 
and can only be managed by completely automating the collection 
and analysis of market data.
    Regulatory Coordination and Harmonization.--The Committee 
stresses that with the enactment of Public Law 111-203, it is 
all the more critical for the CFTC, in collaboration with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], to ensure optimum 
harmonization in executing the respective oversight 
responsibilities of each agency with respect to over-the-
counter derivative products. The Committee expects the CFTC and 
the SEC to limit, to the greatest extent possible, inconsistent 
regulation of similar products and entities that could lead to 
opportunities for regulatory arbitrage. The Committee continues 
to support the use of funds to support the Joint SEC-CFTC 
Advisory Committee.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $114,271,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     117,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     117,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission [CPSC] is an 
independent regulatory agency that was established on May 14, 
1973, and is responsible for protecting the public against 
unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; assisting 
consumers to evaluate the comparative safety of consumer 
products; developing uniform safety standards for consumer 
products and minimizing conflicting State and local 
regulations; and promoting research and investigation into the 
causes and prevention of product-related deaths, illnesses, and 
injuries.
    In carrying out its mandate, the CPSC establishes mandatory 
product safety standards, where appropriate, to reduce the 
unreasonable risk of injury to consumers from consumer 
products; helps industry develop voluntary safety standards; 
bans unsafe products if it finds that a safety standard is not 
feasible; monitors recalls of defective products; informs and 
educates consumers about product hazards; conducts research and 
develops test methods; collects and publishes injury and hazard 
data; and promotes uniform product regulations by governmental 
units.
    On August 14, 2008, Congress reauthorized the Commission by 
enacting the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 
[CPSIA] (Public Law 110-314). CPSIA represents the most 
substantial change in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's 
authorities since the creation of the Commission. Among other 
things, it enhances the Commission's recall authority, 
streamlines the rulemaking process, provides for the creation 
of a new searchable database of consumer product complaints, 
and requires product certification.
    On August 12, 2011, certain provisions of the CPSIA were 
amended by Public Law 112-28, which gave the Commission 
additional flexibility and authorities to deal with certain 
product safety issues.
    On January 14, 2013, the Drywall Safety Act (Public Law 
112-266) gave the Commission authority to stop further imports 
of problem drywall by ensuring that all drywall is marked with 
manufacturer and country of origin and does not contain levels 
of sulfur that could cause corrosion in homes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $117,000,000 for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission, which is $2,729,000 above the fiscal 
year 2013 funding level and the same as the budget request.
    In 2008, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Consumer 
Product Safety Improvement Act [CPSIA]. The CPSIA was 
specifically intended to remove many of the regulatory 
restrictions that impaired the CPSC's ability to quickly and 
proactively respond to emerging consumer product hazards, 
especially those affecting children. The Committee supports the 
Commission's current regulatory efforts, particularly those 
that seek to ensure we have strong mandatory safety standards 
for durable infant and toddler products and harmful chemicals, 
and believes that any effort to impose additional statutory 
constraints on these proceedings is unwarranted.
    The Committee includes a provision making technical 
corrections to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety 
Act and a provision requiring the Government Accountability 
Office to study whether CPSC has adequate authorities to 
respond quickly to emerging product safety hazards.
    As the Commission considers new upholstered furniture 
flammability standards, CPSC should take steps to reduce or 
limit the use of flame retardant chemicals. In 2012, the 
Commission released a study that indicates that flame retardant 
chemicals, as currently used in upholstered furniture foam, 
have no practical impact on flammability. It has been argued 
that flame retardant chemicals can cause liver and thyroid 
toxicity as well as neurological and reproductive problems.
    Currently, the State of California is updating its standard 
for furniture flammability, which most furniture sold in the 
United States is manufactured to meet. California's new 
proposed standard, expected to be effective beginning in 2014, 
would increase fire safety without requiring flame retardant 
chemicals. This standard would prevent smoldering ignitions, 
such as from cigarettes, which are the leading cause of 
furniture fires and deaths, as testified to in the 
subcommittee's hearing on the effectiveness of furniture 
flammability standards last year.
    Although CPSC proposed a draft standard in 2008 similar to 
California's current effort, the Commission is considering a 
new standard with an open flame test that would likely result 
in the use of both fire barriers and flame retardant chemicals 
in furniture. This has raised concerns from many including from 
some in the public health community and some in industry. The 
Committee urges the CPSC to continue work on a furniture 
flammability standard that addresses smoldering ignition risk 
and does not impede the eventual adoption of, and compliance 
with, California's new proposed standard.
    The Committee remains concerned with the risks posed by 
window coverings, and other accessible household cords. As the 
Senate committee reports for the past few years have noted in 
detail, fatalities and nonfatal incidents with corded window 
coverings continue to occur. The CPSC has recently docketed a 
petition on this issue, which the Committee urges the 
Commission to review expeditiously, considering the issues and 
possible regulatory options, including risk associated with 
window coverings currently in homes.
    In December 2012, the Government Accountability Office 
[GAO] released a report titled: ``Consumer Product Safety 
Commission: Agency Faces Challenges in Responding to New 
Product Risks.''. In that report, GAO concluded that ``section 
29(f) of the Consumer Product Safety Act has not achieved the 
results expected by Congress when it enacted this provision and 
CPSC may benefit from having more flexibility to exchange 
information with its counterparts in other countries, which 
would help CPSC prevent unsafe products from entering the U.S. 
marketplace.''. To be responsive to the deficiency found by 
GAO, the Committee includes a provision that will provide the 
CPSC with enhanced flexibility to execute information sharing 
arrangements with certain foreign counterparts. The Committee 
believes that these modifications will allow the CPSC to more 
effectively respond to new and emerging consumer product 
hazards, and prevent dangerous products from entering the U.S. 
stream of commerce.''

     ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

    Section 501 makes technical corrections to the Virginia 
Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
    Section 502 requires a GAO study of CPSC's ability to 
respond quickly to emerging product safety hazards.
    Section 503 provides enhanced flexibility to allow the CPSC 
to execute information sharing agreements with foreign 
governments and to more effectively respond to new and emerging 
product safety hazards.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $11,477,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      11,062,500
Committee recommendation................................      11,062,500

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Election Assistance Commission [EAC] was created by the 
Help America Vote Act of 2002 [HAVA] (Public Law 107-252). 
Under HAVA, the EAC's role is to promulgate voluntary State 
guidelines for election systems, maintain a national 
certification program for voting equipment, serve as a national 
clearinghouse of information on improving the administration of 
Federal elections, and provide related guidance on meeting HAVA 
requirements. The EAC is also charged with awarding and 
auditing grants to improve election administration and to 
enhance election equipment, and with maintaining a national 
mail voter registration form developed in accordance with the 
National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $11,062,500 for EAC's administrative 
expenses, which is $414,500 less than the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and the same as the budget request. The Committee 
bill requires that $2,750,000 of these funds be transferred to 
the National Institute for Standards and Technology [NIST] for 
technical assistance related to the development of voluntary 
State voting systems guidelines.
    Within 30 days of the transfer, the Director of NIST (or 
designee) shall provide to the Executive Director (or Acting) 
of the EAC and the Committee an expenditure plan for the funds 
that includes: (1) the number and position title and office of 
each staff person doing work and amount of time each staff 
person spends on that work; (2) the specific tasks accomplished 
including length of time needed to accomplish the task; (3) an 
explanation of expenditures, including contracts and grants, 
and use of the EAC funding transferred to NIST (including 
enumeration of funds); (4) an explanation of how the work 
accomplished relates to mandated activities under HAVA. 
Finally, the Executive Director (or Acting) of the EAC and 
Director of NIST (or designee) shall work together to set 
priorities for the work outlined in order to meet timelines.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $339,844,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     359,299,000
Committee recommendation................................     359,299,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] is charged with 
regulating interstate and international communications by 
radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC is also 
charged with promoting the safety of life and property through 
wire and radio communications. The mandate of the FCC under the 
Communications Act is to make available to all people of the 
United States a rapid, efficient, nationwide, and worldwide 
wire and radio communication service. The FCC performs five 
major functions to fulfill this charge: (1) spectrum 
allocation; (2) creating rules to promote fair competition and 
protect consumers where required by market conditions; (3) 
authorization of service; (4) enhancing public safety and 
homeland security; and (5) enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $359,299,000 for the 
salaries and expenses of the Federal Communications Commission 
[FCC], of which $359,299,000 is to be derived from the 
collection of fees. The recommendation is $19,455,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    The recommendation includes $11,089,340 for the activities 
of the Office of Inspector General. The Committee directs the 
FCC to continue to submit the independent budget of the FCC 
Inspector General to the President without alteration.
    The Committee also recommends that up to $89,400,000 be 
retained from spectrum auction activities to fund the 
administrative expenses of conducting such auctions. The 
recommendation will support, among other auction-related 
activities, the cost of the FCC's expanded responsibilities 
related to the implementation of incentive auctions provisions 
included in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 
2012 (Public Law 112-96).
    The Committee has included language (section 510) to extend 
FCC's exemption from the Anti-deficiency Act [ADA] until 
December 31, 2015.
    The Committee has included language (section 511) that 
prohibits the FCC from enacting certain recommendations 
regarding universal service that were made by the Joint Board 
of FCC members and State utility commissioners.
    Office of Native Affairs and Policy [ONAP].--The FCC found 
that many tribal communities face significant obstacles to the 
deployment of broadband infrastructure, including high buildout 
costs, limited financial resources that deter investment by 
commercial providers, and a shortage of technically trained 
members who can undertake deployment and adoption planning. 
Available data, which are sparse, suggest that less than 10 
percent of residents on tribal lands have access to broadband 
service.
    ONAP was created by unanimous Commission vote in July 2010 
in response a recommendation in the FCC's National Broadband 
Plan, which recognized that the lack of basic and advanced 
communications services on tribal lands leaves tribal members 
with less access to telecommunications services than any other 
segment of the population. ONAP is responsible for developing 
and driving a Commission-wide tribal agenda and ensuring tribal 
voices are taken into account in Commission proceedings. ONAP's 
work with tribes is focused on bringing modern communications 
infrastructure and the resulting benefits to tribal nations and 
Native communities throughout the United States.
    The Committee directs the FCC to develop a plan to fully 
implement its Statement of Policy on Establishing a Government-
to-Government Relationship with Indian tribes adopted in June 
2000 and, to support that goal, recommends not less than 
$300,000 to support consultation with federally recognized 
Indian tribes, Alaska Natives villages, and entities related to 
Hawaiian Home Lands in order to ensure continuation of robust 
outreach to such communities. The Committee also directs the 
FCC to report to the Committee on any resource needs related to 
ONAP and implementing the Statement of Policy on Establishing a 
Government-to-Government Relationship with Indian Tribes.
    Universal Service Reform.--The Committee commends the FCC 
for its ongoing work to reform the Universal Service Fund [USF] 
and support the expansion of broadband availability in rural 
areas. The Committee remains concerned, however, that 
participants in reformed USF support structures continue to 
delay finalizing capital expenditures and investments in new 
telecommunications infrastructure because support levels may be 
uncertain. The Committee therefore urges the FCC to continue 
working to finalize reformed USF support as soon as is 
practicable.
    International Coordination.--The Committee is aware that 
the Commission continues to work to implement the first-ever 
voluntary reverse auction of broadcast television spectrum in 
order to repurpose underutilized spectrum for mobile broadband 
use. This effort, which was authorized as part of the Middle 
Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, is critical to 
ensuring that the United States maintains its position as the 
global leader on mobile broadband deployment.
    In order to successfully complete the auction, the 
Commission will need to reassign some remaining broadcast 
stations to new frequencies. For stations located along the 
northern and southern border, this raises unique challenges as 
frequency assignments in those areas must be coordinated with 
Canada and Mexico. The Committee notes that reassignment and 
reallocation of frequencies was authorized subject to 
international coordination.
    Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the Commission to 
take into account the importance of these negotiations as it 
implements the auction and reassigns spectrum.
    Call Completion in Rural Areas.--The Committee is concerned 
that the persistence of calls failing to complete to rural 
areas threatens public safety and local economies. Telephone 
service in rural areas has become less reliable as consumers 
experience calls that fail to complete, are delayed, have poor 
voice quality, lack correct caller ID information, or are never 
connected. While the Committee finds that the FCC's February 
2012 Declaratory Ruling on Rural Call Completion Issues has 
helped make progress towards addressing call completion 
problems, the problems are continuing to occur. The FCC must 
take decisive steps to ensure that rural consumers and 
businesses do not face continuing disconnection. The Committee 
directs the FCC to take immediate action to ensure that all 
providers fulfill their obligation to properly route and 
complete all calls, including by continuing to promote industry 
best practices and by using all authorized and appropriate 
enforcement powers to take action against parties found to be 
engaging in the prohibited activities outlined in the 
Declaratory Ruling. The Committee also directs the FCC to 
submit a report to the Committee within 60 days of enactment 
detailing the process and extent to which FCC is tracking call 
completion rates, how the FCC is reviewing anomalies in call 
completion rates, and what steps the FCC plans to take to 
resolve call completion problems.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $34,568,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      34,568,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,568,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] Office of 
Inspector General [OIG] conducts audits, investigations, and 
other reviews to assist and augment the FDIC's contribution to 
the stability of, and public confidence in, the Nation's 
financial system. A separate appropriation more effectively 
ensures the OIG's independence consistent with the Inspector 
General Act of 1978 and other legislation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $34,568,000 for the FDIC inspector 
general, the same as both the budget request and the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level. Funds are to be derived from the 
Deposit Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan 
Insurance Corporation resolution fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $66,234,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................      65,791,000
Committee recommendation................................      66,395,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Consistent with 2 U.S.C. 437d(d), the Federal Election Commission 
[FEC] provided to the Congress a copy of the budget request the FEC 
submitted to the President. That request for fiscal year 2014 totaled 
$67,000,000.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Election Commission [FEC] was created through 
the 1974 Amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971 (Public Law 93-443). Consistent with its duty of executing 
our Nation's Federal campaign finance laws, and in pursuit of 
its mission of maintaining public faith in the integrity of the 
Federal campaign finance system, FEC conducts three major 
regulatory programs: (1) providing public disclosure of funds 
raised and spent to influence Federal elections; (2) enforcing 
compliance with restrictions on contributions and expenditures 
made to influence Federal elections; and (3) administering 
public financing of Presidential campaigns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $66,395,000 for the Federal 
Election Commission, which is $604,000 more than the 
President's budget request and $161,000 more than the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level. The recommendation is $605,000 below 
the budget request the FEC submitted to the President. The FEC 
concurrently submitted a copy of such request to the Congress 
as authorized by 2 U.S.C. 437d(d).
    The Committee has included language (section 621) that 
would save the FEC $430,000 annually by requiring Senate 
candidate committees, and supporters of Senate candidates, to 
file campaign finance reports electronically, consistent with 
the requirements for all other political committees and 
campaigns. Under current law, such filings are required to be 
manually submitted.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $24,674,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      25,490,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,490,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Labor Relations Authority [FLRA] is an 
independent administrative Federal agency created by title VII 
of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-454) 
with a mission to carry out five statutory responsibilities in 
relation to the Federal workforce: (1) determining the 
appropriateness of units for labor organization representation; 
(2) resolving complaints of unfair labor practices; (3) 
adjudicating exceptions to arbitrator's awards; (4) 
adjudicating legal issues relating to the duty to bargain; and 
(5) resolving impasses during negotiations.
    The FLRA's authority is divided by law and by delegation 
among a three-member authority and an Office of General 
Counsel, appointed by the President and subject to Senate 
confirmation; and the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which 
consists of seven part-time members appointed by the President.
    In addition, the FLRA is engaged in case-related 
interventions, training and facilitation of labor-management 
partnerships, and resolving disputes. FLRA promotes labor-
management cooperation by providing training and assistance to 
labor organizations and agencies on resolving disputes, 
facilitates the creation of partnerships, and trains the 
parties on rights and responsibilities under the Federal Labor 
Relations Management statute.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,490,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority. This amount is equal 
to the budget request and $816,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $310,940,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     301,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     301,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Trade Commission [FTC] administers a variety of 
Federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. Activities in 
the antitrust area include detection and elimination of illegal 
collusion, anticompetitive mergers, unlawful single-firm 
conduct, and injurious vertical agreements. The FTC enforces 
consumer protection laws involving advertising, marketing, and 
financial practices; fights consumer fraud; and addresses 
privacy and identity protection concerns.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $301,000,000. The 
recommendation is $9,940,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and equal to the budget request.
    Of the amounts provided, $15,000,000 is derived from Do-
Not-Call fees and $197,000,000 is derived from Hart-Scott-
Rodino per-merger filing fees. Section 624 of the bill adjusts, 
for inflation, pre-merger filing fees. These fees have not been 
adjusted for inflation since 2001. Section 624 also establishes 
a new tier for merger transactions valued at over $1,000,000. 
The total amount of direct appropriations for this account is 
therefore $89,000,000.
    The Committee continues to place a high priority on the 
FTC's mission to protect consumers and preserve competition in 
the marketplace. The Committee is pleased with the FTC's 
efforts to protect consumers by investigating fraud and 
misleading practices related to mortgage lending, identity 
theft, data security, and healthcare. The Committee is also 
pleased that the FTC has worked to preserve competition in the 
marketplace through education and enforcement of Federal laws 
related to anticompetitive practices. Over the past 3 years, 
the FTC saved consumers more than $3,000,000,000 in economic 
injury by stopping illegal practices in the marketplace. In 
2012 alone, the FTC took action against mergers likely to harm 
competition in markets with a total of $20,200,000,000 in 
sales. The Committee directs the FTC to robustly continue such 
activities.
    Children's Online Privacy Protection.--The Children's 
Online Privacy Protection Act [COPPA] was enacted in 1998 to 
put parents in control of what information is collected from 
their young children online. COPPA requires Web sites and 
online services, including apps, to notify parents directly and 
get their approval before they collect, use, or disclose a 
child's personal information. The FTC issued updated rules on 
July 1, 2013 that widened the definition of children's personal 
information to include persistent identifiers such as cookies 
that track a child's activity online, as well as geolocation 
information, photos, videos, and audio recordings. The 
Committee appreciates the FTC's work related to children's 
online privacy and directs the FTC to continue to diligently 
enforce COPPA to ensure that children's privacy continues to be 
protected as technology evolves.
    Pay for Delay.--The Supreme Court's decision in Federal 
Trade Commission v. Actavis held that ``reverse settlements'' 
between brand name drug companies and generic drug companies 
are not immune from antitrust scrutiny. These agreements, in 
which brand name drug companies pay generic drug companies to 
stay off of the market or delay their entry into the market, 
can rob consumers and taxpayers of the savings offered by 
generic drug competition. Congress expects the FTC to pursue 
challenges to such settlement agreements when they threaten 
competition and harm consumers.
    Sports Concussion.--The Committee is encouraged by the 
FTC's efforts to protect children, parents, and coaches of 
young athletes from over-hyped and unsupported claims that 
certain sports equipment reduces the risk of concussion. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 
concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can occur 
in any sport or recreation activity.
    Given the potential for real injury to children, the 
Committee urges the FTC to remain vigilant in its enforcement 
efforts against potential unfair and deceptive practices 
related to sports concussion. The FTC should review any 
National Academies' report on sports-related concussions in 
youth for any matter that may inform efforts to protect 
consumers from unfair or deceptive practices in or affecting 
commerce.
    Do-Not-Call Initiative.--The recommendation includes 
funding for the FTC Do-Not-Call initiative and implementation 
of the Telemarketing Sales Rule [TSR], of which the entire 
amount is to be derived from the collection of fees. The Do-
Not-Call initiative was launched pursuant to the FTC's amended 
TSR to establish a national database of telephone numbers of 
consumers who choose not to receive telephone solicitations 
from telemarketers. The Do-Not-Call initiative has received 
broad support from, and will provide significant benefits to, 
consumers from all corners of the United States.

                    General Services Administration


                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Services Administration [GSA] was established 
by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 
(Public Law 81-152) when Congress mandated the consolidation of 
the Federal Government's real property and administrative 
services. GSA is organized into the Public Buildings Service, 
the Federal Acquisition Service, the Office of Governmentwide 
Policy, and the Office of Citizen Services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Battery Purchases.--The Committee is concerned that Federal 
agencies are not adequately considering service life when 
contracting for large quantities of batteries. Disregarding 
battery life prevents the Government from determining which 
product offers the best value to the taxpayer. For example, 
purchasing a slightly more expensive product with a 
significantly longer service life may provide a better value to 
the taxpayer.
    The Committee directs GSA to submit a report not later than 
90 days after enactment on the costs and benefits of: (1) 
collecting industry standard test results for service life from 
venders selling batteries through GSA; and (2) sharing this 
data with Federal agencies seeking technical assistance to 
prepare a contract for the purchase of batteries. If benefits 
exceed costs, the Committee expects GSA to implement such a 
policy.
    FBI Headquarters Consolidation.--The Committee directs GSA 
to move forward in a timely and transparent way with the 
consolidation of FBI Headquarters so that employees currently 
located at the J. Edgar Hoover building may be co-located with 
their colleagues who are currently spread out across 20 leased 
offices in the region. The Committee strongly encourages GSA to 
follow the Environment and Public Works Committee-passed 
resolution which directs GSA to find a 45 to 55 acre location 
within a reasonable distance of the White House, the U.S. 
Capitol, and Quantico that is also within 2.0 miles of a 
Metrorail station and 2.5 miles of the Capital Beltway. This 
consolidation is in the best interests of the FBI's information 
sharing, collaboration, and integration of strategic 
priorities. The FBI must have a central headquarters that meets 
its needs for security and transportation access.
    Use of Stairs.--The Committee continues to believe that the 
Federal Government should be a leader in encouraging workplace 
wellness. The Committee directs that GSA begin to undertake the 
following actions at future GSA-owned and leased buildings: (1) 
display signage next to all banks of elevators or on elevator 
doors, at the entrance to all nonemergency use public 
stairwells, and at the base of escalators, indicating the 
location of and encouraging use of the stairs; and (2) utilize 
new building designs that promote the use of stairs. In order 
to ascertain precisely how much progress has been made and how 
much remains, GSA is directed to provide a report within 120 
days after enactment of this act on the percentage of Federal 
buildings with such signage as well as on actions undertaken 
with regard to the design of new facilities, with a view to 
increasing the likely use of stairs.
    Green Buildings.--The Committee agrees with the findings of 
the ``Green Building Certification System Review'' (PNNL-20966) 
regarding the transparency and consensus based approaches used 
by various green building rating systems (PNNL-20966, pages 
4.6, 4.7 and 4.8 respectively). The Committee notes that green 
building rating systems utilized by the General Services 
Administration, including the LEED green building rating 
system, are compliant with Office of Management and Budget 
[OMB] Circular A-119 regarding Federal Participation in the 
Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in 
Conformity Assessment Activities.
    The Committee is aware that the National Academies of 
Science report on green building rating systems pursuant to 
section 2830 of Public Law 112-81, shows that the preponderance 
of available evidence finds that green building rating systems 
provide a framework for reducing energy and water use in 
buildings, compared to design approaches and practices used for 
conventional buildings. The Committee notes these findings are 
consistent with a PNNL post-occupancy review of General 
Services Administration [GSA] facilities that found LEED Gold 
buildings have a 27 percent reduction in energy use and 19 
percent lower operating costs.
    Pursuant to Public Law 111-8, section 748 and Executive 
Order 13423 the GSA must reduce and minimize the quantity of 
toxic and hazardous chemicals materials acquired and used by 
the agency. In complying with these acts, the Committee 
encourages the GSA to look at methods and strategies that 
provide a greater understanding and valuation of human health 
impacts related to construction, operation and occupation of 
facilities in its portfolio.
    Sustainable Roofing Systems.--The Committee recommends that 
agency budgets be allowed to consider opportunities for long-
term contracts under which the Government would pay over the 
life of the contract rather than upfront, for the acquisition 
of sustainable roofing systems for Federal buildings. 
Sustainable roofing systems should minimize the burden on the 
environment, conserve energy, and extend the useful life of the 
roof asset. In addition, the Committee encourages the GSA to 
consider a pilot program for implementation of a sustainable 
roof system with a payment over time plan to develop more 
information on the overall savings to the Government.

     FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND--LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

Limitation on availability of revenue:
    Limitation on availability, 2013\1\.................  $8,017,967,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014...   9,950,560,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,950,560,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended

    The Federal Buildings Fund program consists of the 
following activities financed largely from rent charges:
    Construction and Acquisition of Facilities.--This activity 
provides for the construction or purchase of facilities and 
prospectus-level extensions to existing buildings. All costs 
directly attributable to site acquisition, construction, and 
the full range of design and construction services, and 
management and inspection of construction projects are funded 
under this activity.
    Repairs and Alterations.--This activity provides for 
repairs and alterations of existing buildings as well as 
associated design and construction services. Protection of the 
Government's investment, health and safety of building 
occupants, transfer of agencies from leased space, and cost 
effectiveness are the principal criteria used in establishing 
priorities. Repairs to prevent deterioration and damage to 
buildings, their support systems, and operating equipment are 
given priority.
    Installment Acquisition Payments.--This activity provides 
for payments for liabilities incurred under purchase contract 
authority and lease purchase arrangements. GSA makes periodic 
payments to cover principal, interest, and other requirements 
on the debt incurred for construction of Federal buildings.
    Rental of Space.--This activity provides for the leasing of 
privately owned buildings. Including space occupied by Federal 
agencies in U.S. Postal Service facilities, GSA provided 193 
million square feet of rental space in fiscal year 2012. GSA 
expects to provide 197 million square feet of rental space in 
fiscal year 2013 and 194 million in fiscal year 2014.
    Building Operations.--
      Building Services.--This activity provides services for 
        Government-owned and -leased facilities, including 
        cleaning, utilities and fuel, maintenance, security, 
        and miscellaneous services (such as moving, evaluation 
        of new materials and equipment, and field supervision).
      Salaries and Expenses.--This activity provides general 
        management and administration of all real property 
        related programs including salaries and benefits paid 
        from the Federal Buildings Fund, administrative costs 
        funded directly by the Federal Buildings Fund, and 
        contributions to the GSA Working Capital Fund.
    Other Reimbursable Programs.--When requested by other 
Federal agencies, the Public Buildings Service provides 
building services, such as tenant alterations, cleaning and 
other operations, and protection services which are in excess 
of those services provided under the commercial rental charges.
    To the extent practicable, before expansion, building 
projects should envision maximum utilization.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

Limitation on availability, 2013\1\.....................     $50,000,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014.......     816,167,000
Committee recommendation................................     816,167,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The construction and acquisition fund shall be available 
for site, design, construction, management, and inspection 
costs for the construction of new Federal facilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $816,167,000 for 
construction and acquisition of facilities in fiscal year 2014.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2013\1\\2\..................    $287,000,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014.......   1,302,382,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,261,382,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
\2\Includes emergency funding of $7,000,000 in the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Under this activity, the General Services Administration 
[GSA] executes its responsibility for repairs and alterations 
[R&A] of both Government-owned and -leased facilities under the 
control of GSA. The primary goal of this activity is to provide 
commercially equivalent space to tenant agencies. Safety, 
quality, and operating efficiency of facilities are given 
primary consideration in carrying out this responsibility.
    R&A workload requirements originate with scheduled onsite 
inspections of buildings by qualified regional engineers and 
building managers. The work identified through these 
inspections is programmed in order of priority into the 
Inventory Reporting Information System and incorporated into a 
5-year plan for accomplishment, based upon funding 
availability, urgency, and the volume of R&A work that GSA has 
the capability to execute annually. Since fiscal year 1995, 
design and construction services activities associated with 
repair and alteration projects have been funded in this 
account.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,261,382,000 for 
repairs and alterations in fiscal year 2014.

                        CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     $41,000,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $41,000,000 for both construction 
and repair of Federal facilities in fiscal year 2014.
    The fiscal year 2014 budget request includes $41,000,000 
for the John A. Campbell Courthouse. The bill provides the 
requested funding which is included for repair of the existing 
courthouse and for construction to fully meet the housing and 
security needs of the Court (including relocating judicial 
entities from leased space) in the most cost-effective way 
possible. While it is the intent of Congress to provide for the 
security and space needs for the Southern District of Alabama 
District Court in the most cost-efficient manner, the project 
must meet the security needs of the court, according to the 
U.S. Marshal's guidelines, as well as provide adequate space 
for the U.S. District Court and Clerk's office, U.S. Eleventh 
Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. 
Bankruptcy Court, Bankruptcy Administrator, Probation Office, 
U.S. Senator's field office, and a remote office for the U.S. 
Attorney.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS

Limitation on availability, 2013\1\.....................    $126,801,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014.......     113,470,000
Committee recommendation................................     113,470,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 enable GSA to enter 
into contractual arrangements for the construction of a backlog 
of approved but unfunded projects. This activity provides for 
the payment of interest to the Federal Financing Bank related 
to facilities acquired pursuant to the Public Buildings 
Amendments of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 592).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $113,470,000 for 
installment acquisition payments consistent with the budget 
request.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE

Limitation on availability, 2013\1\.....................  $5,210,198,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014.......   5,387,109,000
Committee recommendation................................   5,387,109,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    GSA is responsible for leasing general purpose space and 
land incident thereto for Federal agencies, except in cases 
where GSA has delegated its leasing authority. GSA's policy is 
to lease privately owned buildings and land only when: (1) 
Federal space needs cannot be otherwise accommodated 
satisfactorily in existing Government-owned or -leased space; 
(2) leasing proves to be more efficient than the construction 
or alteration of a Federal building; (3) construction or 
alteration is not warranted because requirements in the 
community are insufficient or are indefinite in scope or 
duration; or (4) completion of a new Federal building within a 
reasonable time cannot be assured.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,387,109,000 for 
rental of space. The Committee recommendation is $176,911,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2013\1\.....................  $2,350,968,000
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, 2014.......   2,331,432,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,331,432,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This activity provides for the operation of all Government-
owned facilities under the jurisdiction of GSA and building 
services in GSA-leased space where the terms of the lease do 
not require the lessor to furnish such services. Services 
included in building operations are cleaning, protection, 
maintenance, payments for utilities and fuel, grounds 
maintenance, and elevator operations. Other related supporting 
services include various real property management and staff 
support activities such as space acquisition and assignment; 
the moving of Federal agencies as a result of space alterations 
in order to provide better space utilization in existing 
buildings; onsite inspection of building services and 
operations accomplished by private contractors; and various 
highly specialized contract administration support functions.
    The space, operations, and services referred to above are 
furnished by GSA to its tenant agencies in return for payment 
of rent. Due to considerations unique to their operation, GSA 
also provides varying levels of above-standard services in 
agency headquarters facilities, including those occupied by the 
EOP, such as the east and west wings of the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,331,432,000 for 
building operations. This amount is $19,536,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

                         GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $60,993,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      62,548,000
Committee recommendation................................      62,548,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Governmentwide Policy [OGP], working 
cooperatively with other agencies, provides the leadership 
needed to develop and evaluate policies associated with high-
performance green buildings and real property, acquisition 
policy, personal property, travel and transportation 
management, vehicles and aircraft, committee and regulations 
management, and management of Federal spending data. OGP 
collaborates with partner agencies and other stakeholders to 
improve public access to policy information and support data, 
and improve transparency in Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $62,548,000 
for Governmentwide Policy. This amount is $1,555,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and consistent with the budget 
request.
    Human trafficking and slavery occur internationally and in 
the United States, and are pervasive in the manufacturing, 
agriculture, and services industries (e.g., hotels). As the 
largest customer of goods and services in the world, the U.S. 
Government could significantly reduce slavery worldwide by 
purchasing goods and services free of slave labor. Executive 
Order 13627 (``Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in 
Persons in Federal Contracts'') and the ``End Trafficking in 
Government Contracting Act'' (title XVII of Public Law 112-239) 
are important first steps in eradicating slavery and 
trafficking from the U.S. Government supply chain, by focusing 
on procurement for overseas bases. The Committee encourages the 
Administrator, with public input including from nongovernmental 
organizations, to establish guidelines consistent with 
Executive Order 13627 in GSA procurement programs. In addition, 
GSA should ensure that appropriate training exists to 
facilitate implementation of these guidelines.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $69,361,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      64,453,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,453,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Operating Expenses supports a variety of operational 
activities which are not feasible or appropriate for a user fee 
arrangement. Major programs include the personal property 
utilization and donation activities of the Federal Acquisition 
Service; the real property utilization and disposal activities 
of the Public Buildings Service; the activities of the Civilian 
Board of Contract Appeals; and the Management and 
Administration activities, including support of Governmentwide 
emergency response and recovery activities, and top-level 
agency-wide management, administration, and communications 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,453,000 
for Operating Expenses. This amount is $4,908,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and consistent with the budget 
request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $57,884,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      62,908,000
Committee recommendation................................      62,908,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct management and 
administrative deficiencies within the General Services 
Administration [GSA], which create conditions for existing or 
potential instances of fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The 
audit function provides internal audit and contract audit 
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. 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. 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 $62,908,000 
for the Office of Inspector General. This amount is $5,024,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                   ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT [E-GOV] FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $12,375,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      20,150,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,150,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This program supports interagency ``electronic government'' 
or ``e-gov'' initiatives and projects that use the Internet or 
other electronic methods to provide individuals, businesses, 
and government agencies with simpler and more timely access to 
Federal information, benefits, services, and business 
opportunities. The program would also further the 
administration's implementation of the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act [GPEA] of 1998, which calls upon agencies to 
provide the public with optional use and acceptance of 
electronic information, services, and signatures, when 
practicable.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,150,000 
for the Electronic Government Fund. This amount is $7,775,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,663,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,550,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,550,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation provides pensions, office staffs, and 
related expenses for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George 
H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush, and for postal 
franking privileges for the widow of former President Ronald 
Reagan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,550,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former Presidents, $113,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 funding level and the same as the budget request.
    Below is listed a detailed analysis of the Committee's 
recommendation for fiscal year 2014 funding:

                    FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                  Carter   G.H. Bush   Clinton   G.W. Bush    Widows     Total
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Personnel compensation........................  .........         96         96         96  .........        288
Personnel benefits............................  .........         65        119        102  .........        286
Benefits for former Presidents (pensions).....        203        203        215        211  .........        832
Travel........................................  .........         62  .........         42  .........        104
Rental Payments to GSA........................        110        183        425        421  .........      1,139
Communications, utilities, and misc...........         20         65         15         95          7        202
Printing......................................          5         14         18         26  .........         63
Other services................................        125         82         30        168  .........        405
Supplies......................................          3         15          7         40  .........         65
Equipment.....................................          4         50         26         86  .........        166
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      Fiscal year 2014 request................        470        835        951      1,287          7      3,550
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                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $34,032,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      34,804,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,804,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Federal Citizen Services Fund provides for the salaries 
and expenses of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative 
Technologies [OCSIT]. OCSIT provides the means for citizens, 
businesses, other governments, and the media to obtain 
information and services easily from the Government via the 
Web, email, printed media, and telephone. OCSIT leads several 
interagency groups to share best practices and develop 
strategies for improving the way Government provides services 
to the American public.
    OCSIT provides information and services to the public 
primarily through USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov, the official web 
portal of the U.S. Government. OCSIT also provides direct 
telephone (1-800-FED-INFO), email and online assistance to 
citizens through the National Contact Center, and offers 
comprehensive and cost-effective contact center solutions to 
customer Federal agencies through the USA Services program. 
OCSIT also coordinates the publication and distribution of 
information through the Government Printing Office's Public 
Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado.
    The Federal Citizen Services [FCS] Fund is financed from 
annual appropriations to pay for the salaries and expenses of 
OCSIT staff and Citizens Services programs. Reimbursements from 
Federal agencies pay for the direct costs of information 
services OCSIT provides on their behalf. The FCS Fund also 
receives funding from user fees for publications ordered by the 
public, payments from private entities for services rendered, 
and gifts from the public. All income is available without 
regard to fiscal year limitations, but is subject to an annual 
aggregate expenditure limit as set forth in appropriation acts.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends $34,804,000 for the Federal 
Citizen Services Fund, an increase of $772,000 above the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request. The 
appropriation will be augmented by reimbursements from Federal 
agencies for distribution of consumer publications, user fees 
from the public, and other income.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 520 authorizes GSA to use funds for the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 521 authorizes GSA to transfer funds within the 
Federal buildings fund to meet program requirements.
    Section 522 requires that the fiscal year 2015 budget 
request meet certain standards.
    Section 523 provides 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 rate.
    Section 524 continues the provision that permits GSA to pay 
small claims less than $250,000 made against the Government.
    Section 525 provides that certain lease agreements must 
conform to an approved prospectus.
    Section 526 allows GSA to use green building certification 
systems that are voluntary, consensus-based, and consistent 
with statute and Federal requirements.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $747,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         750,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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.
    The Foundation Trust Fund was established with a one-time 
$30,000,000 appropriation in 1976. The authorizing legislation 
directed that this endowment be invested solely in U.S. 
Treasury Securities, the interest from which has funded the 
Foundation's operating budget. With the decline in interest 
rates, the Foundation has experienced a significant decline in 
Federal financial support. From fiscal year 2002 to fiscal year 
2012, despite having cut expenditures by 40 percent, annual 
trust fund revenue has declined 63 percent. The Foundation 
anticipates a budget deficit of $1,650,000 without the 
requested appropriation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,000 for 
the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation. This amount is 
$3,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $750,000 
above the budget request. The appropriation is provided to 
offset the decline in trust fund revenues, to increase direct 
financial support to scholars, to ensure compliance with 
Government audit reporting requirements, and to invest in 
technology and financial development activities.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $40,177,000
Budget estimate, 2014\2\................................      40,070,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,740,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 1204(k), the Merit Systems Protection Board 
submitted an independent budget estimate to the Congress. The 
independent request for fiscal year 2014 totaled $45,413,000.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB] was established 
by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. MSPB is an independent 
quasi-judicial agency manifested to protect Federal merit 
systems against partisan political and other prohibited 
personnel practices and to ensure adequate protection for 
employees against abuses by agency management.
    MSPB assists Federal agencies in running a merit-based 
civil service system. This is accomplished on a case-by-case 
basis through hearing and deciding employee appeals and on a 
systemic basis by reviewing significant actions and regulations 
of the Office of Personnel Management [OPM] and conducting 
studies of the civil service and other merit systems. The 
intended results of MSPB's efforts are to assure that personnel 
actions taken against employees are processed within the law 
and that actions taken by OPM and other agencies support and 
enhance Federal merit principles.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,740,000 
for the Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB], an increase of 
$2,563,000 to the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The 
recommendation is a decrease of $2,673,000 to the MSPB's 
independent budget request as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 1204(k) 
and is an increase of $2,670,000 to the President's budget 
request. The Committee makes available not more than $2,345,000 
for adjudicating retirement appeals through an appropriation 
from the trust fund consistent with past practice.

            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation


            MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $2,196,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       2,100,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,100,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Fund payment to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart 
L. Udall Trust Fund is invested in Treasury securities with 
maturities suitable to the needs of the Fund. Interest earnings 
from the investments are used to carry out the activities of 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. The 
Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, and grants, and 
funds activities of the Udall Center.
    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation also 
supports training programs for professionals in health care 
policy and public policy, such as the Native Nations Institute 
[NNI]. NNI, based at the University of Arizona, provides Native 
Americans with leadership and management training, and analyzes 
policies relevant to tribes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,100,000 for 
the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund. This 
amount is equal to the budget request and a decrease of $96,000 
to the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
    The Committee is highly concerned about reports that the 
Udall Foundation (Foundation) may not have been maintaining 
adequate internal controls over its funding, employment 
policies, and contracting procedures. The Committee understands 
that the Foundation may not have performed annual assessments 
of its internal controls despite submitting statements 
indicating it had; inappropriately awarded sole source 
contracts; approved contract modifications leading to 
significant cost overruns; and demonstrated poor control over 
personnel management.
    The Committee has requested the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] to evaluate the Foundation's internal controls and 
refer any potential criminal findings to the Department of 
Justice, consistent with current law. The Committee looks 
forward to the results of the GAO evaluation for informing 
future funding and policy recommendations.
    The Committee notes that the Foundation has begun to 
overhaul its internal controls and appreciates the Foundation's 
transparency regarding such reforms. The Committee directs the 
Foundation to fully cooperate with GAO and implement 
recommended reforms as soon as possible. The Committee also 
directs the Foundation to report semiannually to the Committee 
regarding its progress on implementing reformed internal 
controls, including milestones planned and achieved.
    Finally, the Committee provides for the Inspector General 
of the Department of the Interior to conduct annual audits and 
investigations of the Foundation in order to ensure that the 
Foundation's spending, management, and other activities are 
subject to regular oversight and review.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,784,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,600,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,600,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution is 
a Federal program established by Public Law 105-156 to assist 
parties in resolving environmental, natural resource, and 
public lands conflicts. The Institute is part of the Morris K. 
Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation and serves as an 
impartial, nonpartisan institution providing professional 
expertise, services, and resources to all parties involved in 
such disputes. The Institute helps parties determine whether 
collaborative problem solving is appropriate for specific 
environmental conflicts, how and when to bring all the parties 
together for discussion, and whether a third-party facilitator 
or mediator might be helpful in assisting the parties in their 
efforts to reach consensus or to resolve the conflict. In 
addition, the Institute maintains a roster of qualified 
facilitators and mediators with substantial experience in 
environmental conflict resolution and can help parties in 
selecting an appropriate neutral professional.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,600,000 for 
the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund. This amount is a 
decrease of $184,000 to the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
is equal to the budget request.

              National Archives and Records Administration

    The National Archives and Records Administration [NARA] is 
the national recordkeeper, managing the Government's archives 
and records, and operating the Presidential libraries. NARA is 
an independent agency created by statute in 1934 and tasked 
with the unique mission to identify, access, protect, preserve, 
and make available for use the important documents and records 
of all three branches of the Federal Government. NARA 
administers the Information Security Oversight Office, is the 
publisher of the Federal Register, and makes grants for 
historical documentation through the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission. In addition, NARA is 
charged with additional responsibilities including mediating 
Freedom of Information Act disputes and coordinating controlled 
unclassified information.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $372,553,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     370,706,000
Committee recommendation................................     370,706,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for basic operations dealing with 
management of the Federal Government's archives and records, 
operation of Presidential libraries, review for 
declassification of classified security information, and other 
duties.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $370,706,000 for operating 
expenses of the National Archives and Records Administration 
for fiscal year 2014. This amount is $1,847,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    The Committee's recommendation supports initiatives to 
strengthen NARA's record management leadership role; address 
archival storage needs; continue to develop, build, and expand 
the IT infrastructure to conduct the business of the National 
Declassification Center established in Executive Order 13526; 
operate and maintain the Electronic Records Archive [ERA]; and 
improve research room holdings protection.
    The Committee notes that security of NARA's collections and 
holdings has been identified as a material weakness by the 
Archivist and cited as a management challenge by the Inspector 
General. The Committee directs and expects NARA to institute, 
maintain, and enforce effective inventory controls and adequate 
levels of security within its facilities to reduce the risk of 
loss, damage, or destruction of irreplaceable historic 
documents and artifacts.
    As the steward of an astronomical volume of temporary and 
permanent agency records, the Committee strongly urges the 
Archivist to continue to explore bar-coding and other 
innovative alternatives for cataloging boxed materials 
entrusted to NARA's care, institute enhanced quality controls, 
regain accountability for the security of classified records in 
its custody, and institute more stringent management controls 
at the Washington National Records Center and any other 
facilities in which NARA is the custodian of Federal records.
    The Committee commends NARA's leadership in ensuring that 
the Federal Government identifies and protects its records from 
the time of their creation, so records are available to 
operational staff at critical times and later preserved for 
access to the public. The Committee acknowledges the August 
2012 issuance of the Managing Government Records Directive to 
establish a robust records management framework and actions to 
support agency records management programs. The Committee is 
dismayed that the percentage of Federal agencies achieving a 
passing score for compliance in targeted areas of records 
management is very low. The Committee is hopeful that the 
issuance of the Directive will elevate the visibility and 
importance of integrating records management planning and 
programs into Federal agency routine business operations. The 
Committee urges NARA to continue to explore ways to decrease 
the risks to Federal records and improve agency records 
management practices, through inspections, mandatory agency 
self-assessments, training curricula including on-line courses 
to reach a broader audience across the Federal Government, and 
other compliance tools.
    The Committee believes that providing reliable access to 
electronic records far into the future, regardless of 
advancements in technology, is of utmost importance. The 
Committee strongly urges NARA, as it operates and maintains the 
ERA, to ensure effective and efficient preservation, appraisal, 
scheduling, and routine transfer of electronic records by 
Federal agencies. The Committee expects NARA to prioritize its 
efforts to accelerate user adoption of the ERA system, 
including providing instructional guidance and training 
materials.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,092,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,130,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,130,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The mission of the Office of Inspector General [OIG] is to 
ensure that NARA safeguards and preserves the records of our 
Government while providing the American people with access to 
the essential documentation of their rights and the actions of 
their Government. The OIG accomplishes this by combating fraud, 
waste, and abuse through high-quality objective audits and 
investigations covering all aspects of agency operations at 44 
facilities nationwide. The OIG also serves as an independent, 
internal advocate for the economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of NARA and its operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,130,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General [OIG]. This amount is $38,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. The Committee supports a distinct account for the OIG 
in order to clearly identify the resources necessary to staff 
and operate the expanding mission-critical oversight and 
accountability functions performed by the OIG to ensure 
responsible NARA stewardship over public records.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $9,082,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       8,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide, and provides adequate storage for holdings. Funding 
made available will better enable NARA to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for public visitors, 
researchers, and NARA employees, and also maintain the 
structural integrity of the buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $8,000,000 for the repairs and 
restoration account. This amount is $1,082,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee appreciates NARA's submission of an update of 
its comprehensive capital needs assessment for its entire 
infrastructure of Presidential libraries and records 
facilities, as part of the fiscal year 2014 budget submission 
and urges NARA to include an appropriate level of funding for 
repair of valuable historic Presidential libraries in the 
fiscal year 2015 budget request.

        NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION

                             GRANTS PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,990,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
[NHPRC] provides grants nationwide to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives, which preserves Federal records, 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. Since 1964, the NHPRC has funded nearly 
5,000 projects at local government archives, colleges and 
universities, and other nonprofit institutions to facilitate 
use of public records and other collections by scholars, family 
and local historians, journalists, documentary filmmakers, and 
many others.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the National 
Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC]. This 
amount is $10,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$2,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee supports the central role the NHPRC program 
plays in the preservation and dissemination of the Nation's 
documentary heritage and its success in leveraging private 
sector contributions.
    The Committee notes that the funding provided will enable 
NARA, through the NHPRC, to undertake a variety of initiatives, 
including advancing archives preservation, access, and 
digitization projects within the interlocking repositories of 
historic records and hidden collections; ensuring public access 
to some of the most important historical resources that are 
maintained outside of Federal repositories; and digitizing 
nationally significant historic records collections to 
facilitate round-the-clock Internet availability.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       central liquidity facility


                          program description

    The National Credit Union Administration [NCUA] Central 
Liquidity Facility [CLF] was created by the National Credit 
Union Central Liquidity Facility Act (Public Law 95-630). The 
CLF is a mixed-ownership Government corporation managed by the 
National Credit Union Administration Board and owned by its 
member credit unions.
    The purpose of the CLF is to improve the general financial 
stability of credit unions by meeting their seasonal and 
emergency liquidity needs and thereby encourage savings, 
support consumer and mortgage lending, and provide basic 
financial resources to all segments of the economy. To become 
eligible for CLF services, credit unions invest in the capital 
stock of the CLF, and the facility uses the proceeds of such 
investments and the proceeds of borrowed funds to meet the 
liquidity needs of credit unions. The primary sources of funds 
for the CLF are stock subscriptions from credit unions and 
borrowings.
    The CLF may borrow funds from any source, with the amount 
of borrowing limited to 12 times the amount of subscribed 
capital stock and surplus.
    Loans are available to meet short-term requirements for 
funds attributable to emergency outflows from managerial 
difficulties or local economic downturns. Seasonal credit is 
also provided to accommodate fluctuations caused by cyclical 
changes in such areas as agriculture, education, and retail 
business. Loans can also be made to offset protracted credit 
problems caused by factors such as regional economic decline.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends that lending through the CLF be 
limited to the maximum level provided for by section 
307(a)(4)(A) of the Federal Credit Union Act. This limitation 
provides the NCUA maximum flexibility to assist with credit 
unions' financial liquidity. The Committee also recommends the 
budget request of limiting administrative expenses for the CLF 
to $1,250,000 in fiscal year 2014.

               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $1,245,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,128,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,128,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    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 5 years, although 
shorter repayment periods may be considered. Technical 
assistance grants [TAGs] are also available to low-income 
credit unions for improving operations as well as addressing 
safety and soundness issues. Credit unions use TAG funds for 
specific initiatives, including taxpayer assistance, financial 
education, home ownership initiatives, and training assistance.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,128,000 for technical 
assistance grants to community development credit unions. This 
funding level is equal to the budget request and $117,000 below 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The Committee expects the 
CDRLF to continue making loans from available funds derived 
from repaid loans and interest earned on previous loans to 
designated credit unions.
    The Committee supports NCUA's outreach efforts to 
underserved rural and urban communities across America through 
technical assistance grants provided within CDRLF. The 
Committee encourages NCUA to continue its efforts to provide 
financial education, particularly regarding consumer credit and 
home mortgages, and to provide alternatives to predatory 
lending services through targeted technical assistance grants 
and support.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $18,627,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      15,325,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,325,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Government Ethics [OGE], a separate agency 
within the executive branch, was established by the Ethics in 
Government Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-521). The OGE is charged 
by law to provide overall direction of executive branch 
policies designed to prevent conflicts of interest and ensure 
high ethical standards for executive branch employers. The OGE 
carries out these responsibilities by promulgating and 
maintaining enforceable standards of ethical conduct for nearly 
4 million civilian employees and uniformed service members in 
more than 130 executive branch agencies and the White House; 
overseeing a financial disclosure system that reaches 28,000 
public and over 325,000 confidential filers; providing direct 
education and training products to 5,700 ethics officials; 
conducting outreach to the general public, the private sector, 
and civil society; and sharing good practices with and 
providing technical assistance to State, local, and foreign 
governments and international organizations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,325,000 
for salaries and expenses of the OGE in fiscal year 2014. This 
amount is $3,302,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation supports OGE's mission-
critical work to foster high ethical standards for executive 
branch employees, prevent conflicts of interest, and strengthen 
the public's confidence that the Government's business is 
conducted with impartiality and integrity. The OGE has 
designated three priorities to advance these objectives in 
fiscal year 2014: (1) interpret, implement, and advise on 
ethics laws, policies, and program management; (2) harness 
technology to promote transparency, education, and oversight; 
and (3) ensure effective communications both within the Federal 
Government and with outside audiences to enhance understanding 
of ethics laws, policies, and program management, and promote 
transparency, education, and oversight.
    Under Public Law 113-6, Congress provided an additional 
$5,000,000 above the fiscal year 2012 funding of $13,664,000, 
to remain available until expended, to help the OGE comply with 
its statutory mandates under the Stop Trading on Congressional 
Knowledge [STOCK] Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-105). The STOCK 
Act established new requirements for executive branch ethics 
programs, ethics officials, and the hundreds of thousands of 
Federal employees who currently file either public or 
confidential financial disclosure reports pursuant to the 
Ethics in Government Act.
    Implementation of the STOCK Act imposes pivotal additional 
responsibilities on the OGE, most notably the mandate to 
develop, deploy, operate, and maintain automated systems to 
provide electronic filing for 28,000 public financial 
disclosure filers across the executive branch. The Committee's 
recommended funding supports the requested additional 
$1,660,000 to support the technical and staffing requirements 
for the systems as well as other STOCK Act mandates, including 
submission of periodic transaction reports by filers, 
compliance with specific notification and recusal restrictions 
regarding employment negotiations or agreements, and enhanced 
disclosure requirements for certain filers.
    The Committee directs OGE officials to keep the Committee 
regularly informed about developments and progress related to 
its STOCK Act implementation activities.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $97,578,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      95,757,000
Committee recommendation................................      95,757,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Personnel Management [OPM] was established by 
Public Law 95-454, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
enacted on October 13, 1978. OPM is responsible for management 
of Federal human resources policy and oversight of the merit 
civil service system. Although individual agencies are largely 
responsible for personnel operations, OPM provides a 
Governmentwide framework for human resources policy, advises 
and assists agencies (often on a reimbursable basis) with 
workforce planning and personnel matters, and ensures that 
agency operations are consistent with requirements of law on 
issues such as veterans preference and merit system compliance. 
OPM oversees examination of applicants for employment in the 
competitive service; issues regulations and policies on 
recruitment, hiring, classification and pay, training, and 
other aspects of personnel management; and manages the process 
for personnel security and background checks for suitability 
and national security clearances. OPM is also responsible for 
administering the retirement, health benefits, and life 
insurance programs affecting most Federal employees, retired 
Federal employees, and their families and survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$95,757,000 for the salaries and expenses of the Office of 
Personnel Management. This amount is $1,821,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2013 level and the same as the budget request.
    The recommendation includes the requested funding for the 
Enterprise Human Resources Integration project, the Human 
Resources Line of Business project, and the workforce 
acquisition initiative.
    Retirement Processing.--The Committee recognizes OPM's 
progress in addressing the backlog of retirement claims. OPM is 
directed to continue to inform the Committee of developments to 
improve processing rates.
    Retirement Modernization.--The Committee directs OPM to 
continue providing reports and status update briefings, as 
developments and milestones occur, and future plans are 
determined.

                               limitation


                       (TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2013\1\.....................................    $112,291,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     118,578,000
Committee recommendation................................     118,578,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    These funds will be transferred from the appropriate trust 
funds of the Office of Personnel Management to cover 
administrative expenses for the retirement and insurance 
programs, including the cost of automating the retirement 
recordkeeping systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $118,578,000 which 
is $6,287,000 more than the fiscal year 2013 level and the same 
as the budget request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         salaries and expenses


                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,136,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,684,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,684,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Inspector General is charged with 
establishing policies for conducting and coordinating efforts 
which promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the Office 
of Personnel Management's activities which prevent and detect 
fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the agency's programs. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
regarding the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal agency 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, 
healthcare providers, and insurance subscribers. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
programs, personnel, and operations. Administrative sanctions 
debar from participation in the health insurance program those 
healthcare providers whose conduct may pose a threat to the 
financial integrity of the program itself or to the well-being 
of insurance program enrollees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,684,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
fiscal year 2014. This amount is $1,548,000 more than the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

               (LIMITATION ON TRANSFER FROM TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2013\1\.....................................     $21,132,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      21,340,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,340,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on transfers from the 
trust funds in support of the Office of Inspector General [OIG] 
activities totaling $21,340,000 for fiscal year 2014. This 
amount is $208,000 more than the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level, and the same as the budget request. The Committee 
includes a provision that funds OIG oversight of the OPM 
Revolving Fund. For fiscal year 2014, the oversight funding 
equals one-third of 1 percent of the Revolving Fund budget 
estimate.

      government payment for annuitants, employees health benefits

Appropriations, 2013\1\................................. $10,818,000,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................  11,404,000,000
Committee recommendation................................  11,404,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This appropriation covers the Government's share of the 
cost of health insurance for annuitants covered by the Federal 
Employees Health Benefits Program and the Retired Federal 
Employees Health Benefits Act of 1960, as well as 
administrative expenses incurred by OPM for these programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$11,404,000,000 for Government payments for annuitants, 
employees health benefits.

       government payment for annuitants, employee life insurance

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $51,000,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      53,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      53,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Public Law 96-427, the Federal Employees' Group Life 
Insurance Act of 1980, requires that all employees under the 
age of 65 who separate from the Federal Government for purposes 
of retirement on or after January 1, 1990, continue to make 
contributions toward their basic life insurance coverage after 
retirement until they reach the age of 65. These retirees will 
contribute two-thirds of the cost of the basic life insurance 
premium, identical to the amount contributed by active Federal 
employees for basic life insurance coverage. As with the active 
Federal employees, the Government is required to contribute 
one-third of the cost of the premium for retirees' basic 
coverage. OPM, acting as the payroll office on behalf of 
Federal retirees, has requested, and the Committee has 
provided, the funding necessary to make the required Government 
contribution associated with annuitants' postretirement life 
insurance coverage.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$53,000,000 for the Government payment for annuitants, employee 
life insurance.

        payment to civil service retirement and disability fund

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $9,780,000,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   9,178,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,178,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The civil service retirement and disability fund was 
established in 1920 to administer the financing and payment of 
annuities to retired Federal employees and their survivors. The 
fund covers the operation of the Civil Service Retirement 
System and the Federal Employees' Retirement System.
    This appropriation provides for the Government's share of 
retirement costs, transfers of interest on the unfunded 
liability and annuity disbursements attributable to military 
service, and survivor annuities to eligible former spouses of 
some annuitants who did not elect survivor coverage.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$9,178,000,000 for payment to the civil service retirement and 
disability fund.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $18,934,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      20,639,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,639,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel [OSC] provides a safe 
channel for Federal employees to report waste, fraud, abuse, 
and threats to public health and safety.
    The OSC was first established on January 1, 1979. From 1979 
until 1989, it operated as an autonomous investigative and 
prosecutorial arm of the Merit Systems Protection Board [MSPB]. 
In 1989, Congress enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act 
(Public Law 101-12), which made OSC an independent agency 
within the executive branch. In 1994, the Uniformed Services 
Employment and Reemployment Rights Act [USERRA] (Public Law 
103-353) became law. It defined employment-related rights of 
persons in connection with military service, prohibited 
discrimination against them because of that service, and gave 
OSC new authority to pursue remedies for violations by Federal 
agencies.
    Enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act 
(Public Law 112-199) in November 2012 significantly expanded 
the jurisdiction of the OSC and the types of cases the OSC is 
required by law to investigate.
    The OSC continues to experience significant growth in its 
caseload. In fiscal year 2012, the new case intake volume 
reached nearly 4,800, representing an increase over record 
levels of cases presented in the previous fiscal year. Caseload 
size trends reflect growth of 68 percent since fiscal year 
2008. Areas of significant growth included prohibited personnel 
practice complaints as well as USERRA cases, which nearly 
doubled in volume with the launch of a new 3-year demonstration 
project to help further protect veteran's employment rights as 
authorized under the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 (Public Law 
111-275). Hatch Act cases and whistleblower disclosure matters 
continued at elevated levels in fiscal year 2012.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,639,000 
for the OSC. This amount is $1,705,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee acknowledges that the OSC continues to 
experience dramatic growth in its caseload and rapid increases 
in requests for its services, although staffing levels have 
remained relatively unchanged. The Committee commends OSC's 
efforts to institute significant cost-savings measures, achieve 
a 52-percent increase in productivity since fiscal year 2008, 
realize a 3-percent reduction in costs per case, and vastly 
improve its ability to obtain favorable corrective outcomes. 
The Committee's recommended level will help ensure that the OSC 
can manage its escalating workload and discharge its mission 
without incurring backlogs.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $14,275,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      14,304,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,304,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Postal Regulatory Commission [PRC] is an independent 
agency that has exercised regulatory oversight over the United 
States Postal Service since its creation by the Postal 
Reorganization Act of 1970. For over 3 decades, that oversight 
consisted primarily of conducting public, on-the-record 
hearings concerning proposed rates, mail classification, and 
major service changes, and recommended decisions for action to 
the Postal Service Board of Governors. The mission of the PRC 
is to ensure transparency and accountability of the United 
States Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient 
universal mail system.
    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 
109-435) assigned significant responsibilities to the PRC. 
These enhanced authorities include providing regulatory 
oversight of the pricing of Postal Service products and 
services, ensuring Postal Service transparency and 
accountability, consulting on delivery service standards and 
performance measures, consulting on international postal 
policies, preventing cross-subsidization or other 
anticompetitive postal practices, and serving as a forum to act 
on complaints with postal products and services. The PRC 
provides leadership and recommends policies that foster a 
robust and viable postal system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $14,304,000 for the Postal Regulatory 
Commission. This amount is $29,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and the same as the budget request. The funds 
will support 77 FTEs and enable the PRC to meet its mission of 
ensuring transparency and accountability in postal operations, 
services, and finances.
    The Committee notes that in fiscal year 2014, the PRC will 
be engaged in issuing advisory opinions and hearing cases of 
major national policy import as the Postal Service adjusts to 
changing mail usage; reviewing efforts of the Postal Service to 
restructure its network; overseeing the exercise of pricing 
flexibility; and fully evaluating the merits of new ideas for 
innovative products and services that could boost postal 
revenue, provide greater efficiencies, and produce cost 
savings. With the Postal Service's closure or consolidation of 
potentially hundreds of mail processing facilities and a 
significant number of postal retail facilities, the Committee 
understands that the number of appeals to the PRC and the 
volume of documents per docket as a result of these actions can 
be expected to grow exponentially over the next few years.
    The Committee appreciates the vital statutory role the PRC 
plays in the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of 
the United Nations, to support the Secretary of State in 
foreign policy related to international postal services, 
including treaties and conventions. The Committee urges the 
PRC, which is funded from the Postal Service Fund which is 
derived directly from postal rates and fees paid by postal 
customers, to continue to optimize efficient use of its 
resources, including exercising prudent decisionmaking and 
strict accountability for its necessary travel expenditures.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $898,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,100,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,100,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Recommended by the July 22, 2004 report of the National 
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/
11 Commission), the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board 
[PCLOB] was originally established through the Intelligence 
Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-
458). The PCLOB was made a component of the White House Office 
within the Executive Office of the President.
    Under the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 
Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-53), the PCLOB was 
reconstituted as an independent agency within the executive 
branch. The dual mission of the PCLOB is to: (1) analyze and 
review actions the executive branch takes to protect the Nation 
from terrorism, ensuring that the need for such actions is 
balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties; 
and (2) ensure that liberty concerns are appropriately 
considered in the development and implementation of laws, 
regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the 
Nation against terrorism.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,100,000 for 
the PCLOB. This amount is $3,202,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $1,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee strongly supports the mission of the PCLOB. 
The Committee notes that the original Board ceased operations 
on January 30, 2008, with the intention that a new, more 
independent Board would be instituted in its place.
    The Committee is pleased that after over 5 years of 
dormancy, the PCLOB has been reconstituted and that, as of May 
7, 2013, has a confirmed full-time chairman. The Committee 
acknowledges the substantial array of administrative tasks 
coincident to launching the Board as an independent agency, 
including securing work space, recruiting staff expertise, 
acquiring information technology, and implementing a strategic 
work plan and performance measures to fulfill its unique 
responsibilities. The Committee is cognizant that, in light of 
recent developments raising public concerns about the adequacy 
of privacy and civil liberties protections, the role and 
responsibilities of the Board will be of particular 
significance. The Committee commends the Board for hosting a 
recent public workshop with invited experts, academics, and 
advocacy organizations regarding certain surveillance programs.
    The Committee recommends enhanced funding of an additional 
$1,000,000 above the budget request in recognition of the 
critical importance that the Board achieve full operational 
capability without delay and that the resources available will 
permit the PCLOB to immediately undertake robust activities to 
accomplish its mission.

             Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $28,293,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      12,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 
[Recovery Board] was established by the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 [Recovery Act] to ensure 
accountability and transparency in the expenditure of Recovery 
Act funds and to minimize fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The 
Recovery's Board's responsibilities under the Recovery Act will 
sunset on September 30, 2013. The Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act of 2013 required the Recovery Board to 
detect and remediate waste, fraud, and abuse of Federal 
spending related to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The 
Recovery's Board's responsibilities under the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act will sunset on September 30, 2015.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,000,000 
for the Recovery Board. The recommendation is $8,293,000 below 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The recommendation is 
$7,500,000 above the budget request to ensure that the Recovery 
Board has sufficient resources to carry out its 
responsibilities on spending related to Hurricane Sandy.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................  $1,321,000,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................   1,674,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,674,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] is an 
independent agency responsible for administering many of the 
Nation's laws regulating the areas of securities and finance.
    The mission of the SEC is to administer and enforce Federal 
securities laws in order to protect investors, maintain fair, 
honest, and efficient markets, and promote capital formation. 
This includes ensuring full disclosure of financial 
information, regulating the Nation's securities markets, and 
preventing and policing fraud and malpractice in the securities 
and financial markets. The strength of the American economy and 
our Nation's financial markets is dependent upon investors' 
confidence in the financial disclosures and statements released 
by publicly traded companies.
    As the investor's advocate, the SEC has responsibility for 
approximately 35,000 entities, including direct oversight of 
about 11,000 investment advisers, 9,700 mutual funds and 
exchange traded funds, and close to 4,600 broker-dealers with 
more than 160,000 branch offices. It is also responsible for 
reviewing the disclosures and financial statements of more than 
9,500 reporting companies, overseeing approximately 460 
transfer agents, 17 national securities exchanges, eight active 
clearing agencies, and 10 nationally recognized statistical 
rating organizations, as well as the Public Company Accounting 
Oversight Board, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 
the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the Securities 
Investor Protection Corporation, and the Financial Accounting 
Standards Board. The SEC also acquired new or expanded 
oversight responsibilities with respect to the derivatives 
markets, hedge fund and other private fund advisers, municipal 
advisors, credit rating agencies, clearing agencies, and 
entities registering with the SEC in connection with the 
security-based swap regulatory regime.
    The enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) (Public Law 111-203) 
added significantly to SEC's responsibilities, including 
bringing transparency and accountability to the over-the-
counter derivatives market; registering and overseeing hedge 
fund and private equity advisers; enhanced supervision of 
nationally recognized statistical rating organizations and 
clearing agencies; heightened regulation of asset-backed 
securities; and creation of a new whistleblower program.
    With the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups 
[JOBS] Act (Public Law 112-106), the SEC has additional 
responsibilities to undertake various initiatives, including 
rulemaking and studies touching on capital formation, 
disclosure and registration requirements, and implementing 
rules and methods relating to a new exemption that will allow 
crowdfunding.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total budget (obligational) 
authority of $1,674,000,000 for the salaries and expenses of 
the SEC, to be fully derived from $1,674,000,000 in fee 
collections. This total funding level is $353,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    The Committee's recommended funding increase is expected to 
allow the SEC to more aggressively police the securities 
markets through examinations and enforcement actions. The 
resources will help enhance risk-based oversight of the 
investment management industry, expand inspections of credit 
rating agencies, and permit the SEC to conduct more 
comprehensive examinations, reach a broader universe of the 
entities it regulates, and improve its ability to uncover and 
prosecute fraud.
    In addition, the recommended increase supports urgent, 
critical investments in information technology upgrades so that 
SEC staff are equipped with cutting edge automation support 
tools to enhance their ability to promptly handle tips, 
complaints, and referrals as well as to better identify 
emerging risks using improved surveillance tools. The Committee 
expects the SEC to implement key controls to effectively 
safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of 
its financial and sensitive information and systems.
    The Committee strongly believes that fair and orderly 
markets are essential to restore public confidence in and 
bolster the integrity of our capital markets. The Committee 
emphasizes that with this significant recommended funding 
increase comes a concomitant responsibility on the part of the 
SEC to aggressively safeguard the investing public. The SEC 
must be vigilant in its enforcement of securities laws, and 
failures to properly investigate and take appropriate action 
will not be condoned.
    Fee Offset Nature of Account.--Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank 
Act, transaction fees receipts are treated as offsetting 
collections equal to the amount of the appropriation. In 
addition, an ``SEC Reserve Fund'' is designated for necessary 
functions as determined by the SEC and drawn from registration 
fee receipts. The Committee reminds the SEC of its obligation 
to notify Congress of the date, amount, and purpose of any 
obligation from the Fund within 10 days of such obligation.
    Spending Plan.--The Committee directs the SEC to submit, 
within 30 days of enactment, a detailed spending plan for the 
allocation of appropriated funds displayed by discrete program, 
project, and activity, including staffing projections, 
specifying both FTEs and contractors, and planned investments 
in information technology.
    Regulatory Reform Efforts.--While recognizing the many 
challenges facing the SEC, the Committee strongly urges the SEC 
to act expeditiously to adopt strong and effective regulatory 
proposals to reform the financial system, consistent with 
Congress's intent in enacting the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS 
Act.
    Use of Independent Leasing Authority.--The Committee 
understands that the SEC is pursuing corrective measures to 
address the serious problems identified in the October 3, 2011, 
GAO Decision B-322160 relating to the agency's exercise of its 
independent leasing authority and adherence to budgetary 
obligation recording practices for multiyear contracts over the 
last 20 years. The Committee directs that, as part of the 
spending plan to be submitted to the Committee no later than 30 
days following enactment of this act, the SEC shall include a 
detailed remedial action plan and timetable, reviewed before 
its submission by the Inspector General, describing how the SEC 
intends to rectify the Antideficiency Act violation and what 
procedures it has instituted to ensure compliance with the 
recording statute (31 U.S.C. 1501(a)(1)).
    Regulatory Coordination and Harmonization.--The Committee 
stresses that with the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, it is 
all the more critical for the SEC, in collaboration with the 
CFTC, to ensure optimum harmonization in executing the 
respective oversight responsibilities of each agency with 
respect to over-the-counter derivative products. The Committee 
expects the SEC and the CFTC to limit, to the greatest extent 
possible, inconsistent regulation of similar products and 
entities that could lead to opportunities for regulatory 
arbitrage. The Committee continues to support the use of funds 
to support the Joint SEC-CFTC Advisory Committee.
    Money Market Mutual Funds.--Given the role that money 
market mutual funds play in short-term financing for State and 
local governments, the Committee is concerned that a floating 
net asset value will alter the nature of money market mutual 
funds, tighten capital availability, and increase costs. The 
Committee urges the SEC, as it continues to examine proposals 
to reform money market mutual funds, to engage with State and 
local government officials to address their concerns.
    Disclosure to Investors.--The Committee remains concerned 
that American investors may be unwittingly investing in 
companies or organizations with ties to countries that sponsor 
terrorism or are linked to human rights violations. The 
Committee believes that a company's association with sponsors 
of terrorism and human rights abuses, no matter how large or 
small, can have a materially adverse result on a public 
company's operations, financial condition, earnings, and stock 
prices, all of which can negatively affect the value of an 
investment. Investors and consumers also have a reasonable 
right to know what activities their investments or purchases 
may be directly or indirectly supporting.
    In order to protect American investors' savings and to 
disclose these business relationships to investors, an Office 
of Global Security Risk was established within the Division of 
Corporation Finance. The Committee notes that under the Dodd-
Frank Act, public companies are required to provide disclosure 
to the SEC in matters involving conflict minerals, extractive 
industries, and mining safety matters. The Committee 
understands that the SEC will be implementing the requirements, 
as directed, in the coming months. The Committee expects the 
work of the Office to remain a high priority during fiscal year 
2014 and directs the SEC to continue to submit quarterly 
reports on its activities.
    The Committee is concerned that current SEC regulations 
leave broad discretion to companies to decide if disclosure of 
their activities is required with respect to business interests 
in or with a state sponsor of terrorism. Companies are only 
required to make disclosures in cases where the companies 
judges the information is ``material'' to investors or is 
necessary to ensure a required statement is not misleading. In 
November 2007, the SEC issued a concept release seeking comment 
about whether to develop a new mechanism to facilitate greater 
access to companies' disclosures concerning their business 
activities in or with state sponsors of terrorism. The comment 
period ended on January 22, 2008, and the SEC has taken no 
action since that time.
    The Committee believes that business conducted by a 
publicly traded company that could subject such company to 
sanctions should be considered material and disclosed. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Commission to issue final 
rules that require each issuer to disclose activities that may 
subject it to sanctions under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions 
Act of 1996.
    Climate Change Disclosure.--The Committee directs the SEC 
to submit to the Committee, no later than 90 days following 
enactment of this act, an updated staff report focused on the 
quality, specificity, and thoroughness of disclosure related to 
climate change, with particular attention to the adequacy of 
disclosure by large companies in key sectors. The Committee 
expects that the report fully describe the status of SEC's own 
initiatives to carry out the February 2010 guidance (75 Fed. 
Reg. 6290) as well as efforts the SEC will implement in fiscal 
year 2014. The Committee strongly urges that, during fiscal 
year 2014, the SEC convene the public roundtable on climate 
change disclosure as contemplated in the 2010 guidance.
    JOBS Act Studies.--The Committee directs the SEC to study 
and submit a report to the Committee, no later than 2 years 
following enactment of this Act, on the impact of the JOBS Act 
on capital formation, including but not limited to: (1) the 
amount of capital raised under the new offering methods in the 
JOBS Act; (2) the number of issuances and amount raised between 
registered and unregistered offerings; (3) the number of 
placement agents and brokers facilitating the new offering 
methods; (4) the number of Federal, State, other actions taken 
against issuers with respect to the new offering venues; and 
(5) the costs associated with raising capital under the new 
rules in comparison to the prior rules.
    The Committee is concerned about press reports of shell 
companies attempting to qualify as emerging growth companies in 
order to evade securities laws to which they would otherwise be 
subject, and directs the SEC to closely monitor the situation.
    The Committee directs the SEC to study and submit a report 
to the Committee, no later than 1 year following enactment of 
this act, on whether and how the definition of the term ``held 
of record'' in section 12(g)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 781(g)(5)) should be revised.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $23,936,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      24,134,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,900,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Selective Service System is an independent Federal 
agency, operating with permanent authorization under the 
Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.). 
The agency is not part of the Department of Defense, but its 
basic mission 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. However, the Selective Service System remains the 
primary vehicle by which personnel will be brought into the 
military if Congress and the President should authorize a 
return to the draft.
    In December 1987, Selective Service was tasked by law 
(Public Law 100-180) to develop plans for a postmobilization 
healthcare personnel delivery system capable of providing the 
necessary critically skilled healthcare personnel to the Armed 
Forces in time of emergency. An automated system capable of 
handling mass registration and inductions is now complete, 
together with necessary draft legislation, a draft Presidential 
proclamation, prototype forms and letters, and other products. 
These products will be available should the need arise. The 
development of supplemental standby products, such as a 
compliance system for healthcare personnel, continues using 
very limited existing resources.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $22,900,000 
for the Selective Service System. This amount is $1,036,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $1,234,000 below 
the budget request.

                     Small Business Administration

Appropriations, 2013\1\\2\..............................  $1,847,180,000
Budget estimate, 2014\3\................................     968,838,000
Committee recommendation\3\.............................     949,238,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Includes emergency funding of $804,000,000 in the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).
\3\Includes $158,650,000 in disaster relief funding pursuant to the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Small Business Administration [SBA] provides American 
entrepreneurs access to capital, Federal contracting 
opportunities, and entrepreneurial education in order to grow 
businesses and create jobs. SBA also provides disaster 
assistance for businesses of all sizes, non-profit 
organizations, homeowners, and renters.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $949,238,000 for the 
Small Business Administration [SBA]. The recommendation is 
$897,942,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, which 
included $804,000,000 in emergency funding, and $19,600,000 
below the budget request. The recommendation includes 
$158,650,000 for the Disaster Loans Program Account designated 
by Congress as disaster relief pursuant to the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Funding is 
distributed among the SBA appropriation accounts as described 
below.

                  ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Appropriations, 2013....................................................
Budget estimate, 2014...................................................
Committee recommendation................................    $211,490,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs support non-
credit business assistance to entrepreneurs. The appropriation 
includes funding for a vast network of resource partners 
located throughout the Nation, including Small Business 
Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, SCORE 
(previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) chapters, and 
Veterans Business Outreach centers. This resource network and 
several other SBA programs provide training, counseling, and 
technical assistance to entrepreneurs.
    The ``Entrepreneurial Development Programs'' appropriation 
is a new appropriation recommended by the Committee for fiscal 
year 2014. The appropriation provides funding for non-credit 
business assistance programs previously funded under the 
appropriation for ``Salaries and Expenses.''

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $211,490,000 for the 
SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs. Both the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and the budget request included funding for 
SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Programs within the Salaries 
and Expenses appropriation. After adjusting for the recommended 
changes to the appropriations accounts, the recommendation 
represents an increase of $19,487,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and an increase of $1,150,000 above the 
budget request.
    The Committee recommendations, by program, are displayed in 
the following table:

                                      ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                    Fiscal year     Fiscal year
                                                                       2013         2014 budget      Committee
                                                                    enacted\1\       estimate     recommendation
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Small Business Development Centers..............................         112,275         104,680         114,750
SCORE...........................................................           6,986           6,520           7,140
Women's Business Centers........................................          13,972          13,050          14,000
Women's Business Council........................................             996             900           1,000
Microloan Technical Assistance..................................          19,960          19,850          20,000
Veterans Business Outreach Centers..............................           2,495           2,500           2,500
PRIME...........................................................           3,493  ..............  ..............
Native American Outreach........................................           1,248           1,050           2,000
7(j) Technical Assistance.......................................           3,094           2,790           3,100
HUBZone.........................................................           2,495           2,000           2,000
Regional Innovation Clusters....................................           4,990           5,000           5,000
Disaster Recovery\2\............................................          19,960  ..............  ..............
Entrepreneurial Education and Growth Accelerators...............  ..............          45,000          15,000
Boots to Business...............................................  ..............           7,000           5,000
State Trade and Export Promotion [STEP].........................  ..............  ..............          20,000
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      Total, Entrepreneurial Development Programs...............         191,963         210,340         211,490
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\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public Law 112-25.
\2\Emergency funding provided in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).

    The Committee directs that the amounts provided for SBA's 
Entrepreneurial Development Programs, as specified in the table 
above, shall be administered in the same manner as previous 
years and shall not be reduced, reallocated, or reprogrammed to 
provide additional funds for other programs, initiatives, or 
activities.
    Small Business Development Centers.--The Committee 
continues to support the Small Business Development Center 
[SBDC] Program and recommends $114,750,000 for fiscal year 
2014, $2,475,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$10,070,000 above the budget request. The Committee is 
disappointed that the budget request again proposes to reduce 
support for the SBDC program. The SBDC network--which 
encompasses over 900 service centers across the Nation--
provides management and technical assistance to an estimated 
1.2 million small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs 
each year. In particular, the Committee finds that procurement 
technical assistance provided at the local level by SBDCs is 
valuable for connecting local small businesses to procurement 
opportunities. As the economy struggles, SBDCs have reported a 
significant increase in demand for their expertise as 
businesses seek guidance on how to weather the economic 
downturn and as newly unemployed Americans look for advice on 
starting a small business as a new career path. Providing 
support for SBDCs is more critical than ever as our economy 
works to recover and grow. The Committee directs SBA to 
prioritize the continuation of a robust SBDC network and to 
partner with the network and SBA's other resource partners in 
the implementation of all of SBA's lending, entrepreneurial 
development, and procurement programs.
    Microloan Program.--The Committee recommends $20,000,000 
for grants to Microloan intermediaries under the Microloan 
program for marketing, management, and technical assistance 
provided to borrowers. An additional $4,600,000 is recommended 
under the heading ``Business Loans Program Account'' to support 
estimated lending volume of $25,000,000 under the Microloan 
program.
    Veterans Programs.--The Committee supports funding for 
veterans programs and provides $2,500,000 for veterans business 
outreach centers. When determining the allocation of the 
funding, the Committee strongly encourages SBA to consider 
centers with significant experience in conducting outreach to 
veterans.
    The Committee also recommends $5,000,0000 for SBA's Boots 
to Business program to assist veterans seeking to start their 
own businesses and create jobs. The Committee understands that 
SBA plans for Boots to Business to be accessible to all 
veterans and to become a standard portion of the curricula 
offered at the revised Transition Assistance Program [TAP] 
offered to service members, providing the option of 
entrepreneurship training to all of our Nation's veterans.
    Native American Outreach.--SBA's Office of Native American 
Affairs works to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives, 
and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop, and expand 
small businesses have full access to SBA's entrepreneurial 
development, lending, and procurement programs. The Committee 
recommends $2,000,000 for SBA's Native American outreach 
programs, an increase of $950,000 above the budget request and 
$752,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The 
Committee directs SBA to submit a spending plan within 60 days 
of enactment detailing planned spending on Native American 
outreach programs in fiscal year 2014.
    Regional Innovation Clusters.--The Committee recommends 
$5,000,000 for SBA's regional innovation clusters. The 
Committee encourages SBA to support nonprofit organizations 
that provide business development services designed to 
accelerate industry sectors built on regional assets under the 
initiative.
    State Trade and Export Program [STEP].--The Committee 
recommends $20,000,000 for STEP for fiscal year 2014. STEP 
provides grants to states to supplement their export promotion 
programs with the goal of increasing the number of small 
businesses that are exporting and raising the value of exports 
for small businesses that are already exporting. States provide 
matching funds for STEP grants and have used funds to support 
trade missions, international marketing efforts, export 
counseling, and export trade show exhibits. The recommendation 
provides funding for the third and final year of the program, 
as authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
    Entrepreneurial Education and Growth Accelerators.--The 
Committee recommends $15,000,000 for the entrepreneurial 
education and growth accelerators programs requested by the 
President. The recommendation will allow SBA to expand its 
Entrepreneurial Education initiative, which provides intensive 
training to small business owners with existing small 
businesses that have completed the ``startup'' phase and are 
facing common, solvable challenges to sustain and grow their 
businesses. The recommendation will also allow SBA to provide 
grants, under a competitive process, to universities and 
private sector organizations to start a new or scale an 
existing growth accelerator program to support startups with 
high-growth potential. The Committee directs SBA to require $4 
of matching funds for every $1 awarded under the growth 
accelerator program.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2013\1\\2\..............................    $436,513,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     485,923,000
Committee recommendation................................     254,833,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Includes emergency funding of $20,000,000 in the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Salaries and Expenses appropriation provides for the 
overall operating expenses of the SBA, including compensation 
and benefits for staff located at headquarters, regional, and 
district offices, rent and other agency-wide costs, and 
operating costs for program offices, including the Office of 
Capital Access, Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of 
Entrepreneurial Development, Office of Investments and 
Innovation, Office of Government Contracting and Business 
Development, Office of International Trade, Office of 
Management and Administration, and for other program and 
supporting offices.
    The Salaries and Expenses appropriation previously provided 
funding for non-credit business assistance programs. The 
Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2014 provides funding 
for those programs under a new appropriation titled 
``Entrepreneurial Development Programs''.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $254,833,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the SBA. The recommendation is 
$181,680,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and is 
$231,090,000 below the budget request. The decrease in funding 
recommended for fiscal year 2014 reflects the Committee 
recommendation to provide funding for non-credit business 
assistance programs under a new appropriation titled 
``Entrepreneurial Development Programs.'' After adjusting for 
the recommended changes to the appropriations accounts, the 
recommendation represents an effective increase of $10,323,000 
to the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and an effective decrease 
of $20,750,000 to the budget request.
    Export Promotion.--As part of the administration's Export 
Promotion Cabinet, the SBA has a goal of supporting 50,000 new 
small business exporters by 2017. The recommendation includes 
funding requested to support efforts to expand trade financing 
by commercial lending institutions and community banks, remove 
barriers to identifying and connecting to foreign buyers, and 
ensure that SBA's resource partners are equipped to provide 
export counseling.
    Procurement Center Representatives.--SBA's Procurement 
Center Representatives [PCRs] promote small business 
participation in Federal contracting. The recommendation 
includes funding requested to enhance the PCR program to 
increase Federal contracting opportunities for small 
businesses, connect the Federal Government with more innovative 
small businesses, and save taxpayer dollars by increasing the 
competitiveness of Federal contracting. The Committee directs 
SBA to ensure that PCRs conduct outreach to local partners in 
order to leverage resources and share best practices.
    Credit Risk Management.--The Committee recommends 
$12,000,000 for SBA's Office of Credit Risk Management [OCRM]. 
In support of its mission to analyze and manage the risk of 
SBA's estimated $75,000,000,000 loan portfolio, OCRM performs 
performance analytics to identify and understand lender 
performance trends and assess the quality of the overall loan 
portfolio. The Committee finds that OCRM plays a key role in 
eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in SBA lending programs and 
protecting taxpayer losses on loans by ensuring lenders comply 
with procedures that mitigate the risk of loss under SBA's loan 
programs.
    The Committee is concerned about the quality of lender 
oversight activities at SBA, particularly considering the 
magnitude of SBA's loan portfolio, and notes that SBA's Office 
of Inspector General [IG] continues to identify weaknesses in 
SBA's lender oversight process. SBA loan programs rely on 
numerous outside parties (e.g., private lenders, local economic 
development organizations, nonprofit community lenders, and 
venture capital investors) to complete loan transactions, and 
many of SBA's loans are made by lenders to whom SBA has 
delegated loan-making authority. For example, the SBA IG 
reports that in fiscal year 2011, approximately 67 percent of 
the dollars guaranteed under SBA's 7(a) program were made by 
lenders using delegated authorities. The Committee concurs with 
the SBA IG's finding that the risks inherent in delegated 
lending require an effective oversight program to: (1) monitor 
lender compliance with SBA policies and procedures; and (2) 
take corrective action when a material noncompliance is 
detected.
    The Committee finds that credit risk management should be a 
key tenet of SBA's efforts to administer efficient and 
effective loan programs to ensure the best use of taxpayer 
dollars. The Committee directs SBA to report to the Committee 
within 90 days of enactment on the status of SBA's current 
credit risk management capabilities and how those capabilities 
can be strengthened. The report shall also include an analysis 
of the advantages and disadvantages of changing SBA's 
organizational structure so that OCRM is independent from SBA's 
Office of Capital Access and the director of OCRM reports 
directly to the SBA Administrator.
    Finally, the Committee finds that the Loan and Lender 
Monitoring System [L/LMS] is a vital component of the SBA's 
technical capability to provide oversight of its largest 
lending programs, the 7(a) and 504 loan programs. OCRM uses L/
LMS as a tool for managing the risk in the loan and lender 
portfolios. The Committee directs SBA to continue utilizing L/
LMS to ensure that lenders are employing sound financial risk 
management techniques to manage and monitor risk within their 
SBA loan portfolios. The Committee directs SBA to maintain the 
current capabilities and capacity of the L/LMS system and 
encourages the agency to consider how updating or expanding the 
system could improve lender oversight capabilities.
    Major Information Technology Acquisition.--The Committee 
recommends $6,100,000 to continue development activities 
related to the modernization of SBA's agency-wide loan 
management and accounting system. Additional funding will be 
contributed from amounts provided for the administrative 
expenses of the Disaster Loans Program Account because the 
modernization supports that program in addition to SBA's 
business loan programs. The Committee expects that 
appropriations provided for fiscal year 2014 will fulfill 
development funding required for the modernized system. 
Operation and maintenance costs for the new system will 
continue in future fiscal years, consistent with other 
information technology systems.
    The Committee will continue to monitor progress on the 
modernization due to the risk inherent in major Federal 
information technology [IT] projects. The Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] finds that ``Federal IT projects 
too frequently incur numerous cost overruns and schedule 
slippages while contributing little to mission-related 
outcome'' (GAO 12-7). The Committee directs SBA to focus 
modernization activities on activities identified by GAO as 
common factors of successful Federal IT programs. In 
particular, the Committee directs SBA to ensure, consistent 
with GAO recommendations, that: (1) program officials actively 
engage with stakeholders; (2) senior agency executives support 
the program; (3) end users participate in testing of system 
functionality prior to formal end user acceptance testing; and 
(4) program officials maintain regular communication with 
contractors.
    The Committee directs SBA to continue to report quarterly 
to the Committees on Appropriations summarizing the agency's 
progress regarding the modernization effort. The Committee 
directs that such reports shall include progress on time and 
budget, both estimated and planned, beginning with the first 
fiscal year of the modernization project. The Committee 
emphasizes the need for such reports to include plain language 
descriptions of the project in place of technical jargon.
    Employee Ownership.--The Committee finds that employee 
ownership protects jobs, promotes economic growth, supports 
local economies, and is often a viable alternative for business 
owners considering succession. The Committee directs SBA to 
promote employee ownership in developing and implementing 
entrepreneurial development programs. The Committee also 
directs SBA to submit a report within 90 days of enactment on 
what SBA programs can do to promote employee ownership through 
training, education, and financing.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2013\1\\2\..............................     $21,234,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      19,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,400,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Includes emergency funding of $5,000,000 in the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The SBA Office of Inspector General conducts audits to 
identify wasteful expenditures and program mismanagement, 
investigates fraud and other wrongdoing, and takes other 
actions to deter and detect waste, fraud, abuse, and 
inefficiencies in SBA programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $19,400,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General. The recommendation is $1,834,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, which included 
$5,000,000 in emergency funding, and is equal to the budget 
request.
    The Committee directs the Inspector General to continue 
routine analysis and reporting on SBA's modernization of its 
loan management and accounting systems, including acquisition, 
contractor oversight, implementation, and progress regarding 
budget and schedule.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $9,102,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       8,455,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,455,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within SBA, 
solicits and represents the views, concerns, and interests of 
small businesses before Congress, the White House, Federal 
agencies, Federal courts, and State policymakers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $8,455,000 for the 
Office of Advocacy. The recommendation is $647,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and is equal to the budget 
request.
    The Committee is concerned that the Office of Advocacy is 
not sufficiently inclusive and transparent in soliciting and 
incorporating the views of small businesses into its processes, 
recommendations, and comments on Federal policies, activities, 
rulemakings, and legislation.
    The Government Accountability Office [GAO] is currently 
undertaking an evaluation of the Office of Advocacy to review 
the extent to which it maintains and follows policies and 
procedures for determining when it will comment on the 
regulatory process, when it will comment on non-regulatory 
activities, and how it will solicit and accept input 
representing the varying perspectives of small businesses. The 
Committee looks forward to reviewing the GAO evaluation for 
informing future funding and policy recommendations.
    The Committee directs the Office of Advocacy to submit a 
report to the Committee within 60 days of enactment detailing 
the process under which it solicits feedback from small 
businesses and ensures that its recommendations and comments 
represent a balanced perspective on the views of affected small 
business stakeholders.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $484,266,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     263,160,000
Committee recommendation................................     263,160,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA administers a variety of loan programs to expand 
entrepreneurs' access to capital to start and grow small 
businesses. The 7(a) loan program is the Federal Government's 
primary business loan program to assist small businesses in 
obtaining financing when they do not qualify for traditional 
credit. Under 7(a), SBA guarantees a portion (typically 75 to 
90 percent) of loans made by private lenders. Under the 504 
program, SBA supports loans to small businesses for financing 
major fixed assets such as real estate and major equipment. The 
504 program combines SBA guaranteed loans made by nonprofit 
Certified Development Companies [CDCs] with loans from private 
lenders to provide financing for small businesses.
    Under the Small Business Investment Company [SBIC] program, 
SBA partners with professionally managed investment funds, 
called SBICs. The SBICs combine their own capital with funds 
borrowed with an SBA guarantee to make investments in small 
businesses. Finally, under the Microloan program, SBA provides 
funds to specialized nonprofit, community-based intermediary 
lenders which provide small loans for working capital, 
inventory, and other operating expenses. The maximum Microloan 
is $50,000 and the average loan made under the program is 
$13,000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $263,160,000. The 
recommendation is $221,106,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and is equal to the budget request.
    The recommendation provides $151,560,000 for administrative 
expenses, which may be transferred to and merged with SBA 
salaries and expenses to cover the common overhead expenses 
associated with the business loans programs.
    The recommendation provides $4,600,000 for the Microloan 
direct loan program to support lending volume estimated at 
$25,000,000. An additional amount of $20,000,000 is recommended 
under the heading ``Entrepreneurial Development Programs'' for 
technical assistance grants to Microlending intermediaries. The 
Committee directs SBA to continue to conduct outreach to 
existing financial entities that may be well-suited to 
participate in the Microloan program so that the program can 
grow and expand access to microcapital across the country. SBA 
shall submit a written report to the Committees on 
Appropriations within 90 days of enactment summarizing the 
agency's plans for expanding the reach of the Microloan 
program.
    The recommendation provides $107,000,000 to subsidize 
$7,500,000,000 of lending under the 504 guaranteed loan 
program. For a typical year, estimated fees collected from 
lenders and borrowers fully offset estimated Government 
payments on losses under the 504 loan program. However, the 
budget requests funding for fiscal year 2014 because fee 
collections are not expected to offset the cost to the 
Government for that year due to circumstances related to the 
economic downturn. The recommended funding will allow SBA to 
continue operating the 504 loan program in fiscal year 2014. 
The Committee expects the 504 loan program to return to typical 
operation when the economy fully recovers. The recommendation 
does not include funding for fiscal year 2014 to subsidize the 
7(a) program, consistent with the President's request, because 
fee collections are expected to fully offset the cost of the 
program, enabling lending volume of up to $17,500,000,000.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\\2\..............................    $896,065,000
Budget estimate, 2014\3\................................     191,900,000
Committee recommendation\3\.............................     191,900,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
\2\Includes emergency funding of $779,000,000 in the Disaster Relief 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (division A of Public Law 113-2).
\3\Includes $158,650,000 in disaster relief funding pursuant to the 
Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans to businesses of 
all sizes, homeowners, renters, and nonprofit organizations 
affected by disasters. SBA disaster loans are the primary form 
of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-
farm, private sector disaster losses. SBA makes two types of 
disaster loans. Physical disaster loans are for permanent 
rebuilding and replacement of uninsured or underinsured 
disaster-damaged privately owned real and/or personal property 
and are available to businesses of all sizes, nonprofit 
organizations, homeowners, and renters. Economic Injury 
Disaster Loans provide necessary working capital for small 
businesses and nonprofit organizations until normal operations 
resume after a disaster.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $191,900,000 for the 
administrative costs of the Disaster Loans program, 
$704,165,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level which 
included $779,000,000 in emergency funding. The recommendation 
is equal to the budget request and, of the total 
recommendation, $158,650,000 is designated by Congress as 
disaster relief pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985.
    SBA is urged to promptly notify the Committee of the status 
of disasters requiring loan assistance. The Committee directs 
SBA to improve the quality of service and provide greater 
transparency for disaster loan applicants, particularly with 
regard to application status. The Committee directs SBA to 
submit a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment 
describing the feasibility of a secure Web portal for disaster 
loan applicants, including an estimate of the cost of such Web 
portal, a detailed description of potential new capabilities, 
and an analysis of private sector best practices for status 
tracking.
    The Committee is concerned that SBA has not yet initiated 
pilot testing of the Expedited Disaster Loan Program and the 
Immediate Disaster Assistance Program authorized by Public Law 
110-234. The Committee notes that funding provided for those 
programs remains unused. The Committee urges SBA to test both 
of these programs in response to disasters occurring in fiscal 
year 2014 in order to best ready these programs for future 
disaster response.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 530 continues a provision concerning transfer 
authority and availability of funds.
    Section 531 authorizes SBA to carry out section 1122 of 
Public Law 111-240 during fiscal year 2014.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $78,153,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      70,751,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,751,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Post Office dates back to 1775. It became the Postal 
Service in 1971 as an independent establishment of the 
executive branch of the United States Government. The Postal 
Service's basic function and obligation is to provide postal 
services to bind the Nation together through the personal, 
educational, literary, and business correspondence of the 
people. Its mission is to provide prompt, reliable, and 
efficient services to patrons in all areas and render postal 
services to all communities. The Postal Service does not depend 
upon taxpayer subsidies through discretionary appropriations 
for its operations but generates nearly all of its more than 
$65,000,000,000 in annual gross operating revenue by charging 
users of the mail for the costs of postage, products, and 
services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$70,751,000 for payment to the Postal Service Fund, a decrease 
of $7,402,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request.
    This amount constitutes an advance appropriation for fiscal 
year 2015 to compensate for revenue forgone on free mail for 
the blind and for overseas voters.
    The Committee includes provisions in the bill to ensure 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind shall 
continue to be free; that 6-day delivery and rural delivery of 
mail shall continue without reduction; and that none of the 
funds provided be used to consolidate or close small rural and 
other small post offices in fiscal year 2014.
    Mail Delivery.--Since fiscal year 1981, annual 
appropriations bills have each included language requiring 6-
day per week postal delivery. The Committee believes that 6-day 
mail delivery is one of the most important services provided by 
the Federal Government to its citizens. Especially in rural and 
small-town America, this critical postal service is the 
linchpin that serves to bind the Nation together.
    Fiscal Health.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
fragile fiscal health of the Postal Service. The Postal Service 
continues to experience unsustainable financial losses, 
threatening its viability. Decline in first-class mail volume 
continues to have a staggering impact on the Postal Service.
    The most recent financial report issued in May 2013 
reflected a net loss of $1,900,000,000 in the second quarter of 
2013, compared with a $1,300,000,000 loss in the first quarter. 
Operating revenues of $16,300,000,000 for the second quarter 
were $121,000,000 higher than the same period a year ago, 
largely attributable to receipts from package delivery services 
and advertising mail. The revenue boost marked the first 
revenue increase in 5 years, a positive fiscal indicator. 
Although the Postal Service's expenses were $1,200,000,000 less 
than the same period in 2012, the overall expenses of 
$18,200,000,000 for the quarter offset the otherwise healthy 
increase in revenue to produce the net loss. Quarterly mail 
volume declined to 38,800,000,000 pieces, down from 
39,400,000,000 pieces for the same period a year ago. Revenue 
from first-class mail, which is the largest source of Postal 
Service revenue, declined by $198,000,000 or 2.7 percent, from 
the revenue realized in the same period last year, and first-
class mail volume declined by 713 million pieces, or 4.1 
percent.
    Postal Retail Network.--The Committee acknowledges that on 
May 9, 2012, the Postal Service announced its intent to 
implement a strategy to balance the need for continued retail 
services while achieving cost savings that will not result in 
the wholesale shuttering of small and rural post offices but 
could modify retail window hours. The Committee appreciates the 
Postal Service's need to adjust its infrastructure, but 
emphasizes that it is imperative to evaluate the perspectives 
of affected postal customers in determining the most viable 
solution for any community impacted by the proposed changes.
    The Committee notes that on August 23, 2012, the Postal 
Regulatory Commission [PRC] issued an advisory opinion on the 
Post Office Structure Plan to match post office retail hours 
with workload. While the PRC found the plan to be consistent 
with public policy, the PRC offered a number of concrete 
recommendations to further enhance the initiative, particularly 
concerning access, community input, revenue and staffing. For 
example, in surveying communities, postal customers should be 
provided clear choice between alternatives. Moreover, the PRC 
stressed the importance of an internal review and data 
collection plan to monitor and measure changes in revenue to 
help evaluate whether the initiative is meeting its objectives 
and goals. To preserve adequate retail access and maintain 
universal service, the Committee strongly urges the Postal 
Service to incorporate the recommendations of the PRC into its 
conduct of the structure plans.
    The Committee strongly urges the Postal Service to continue 
to expand the co-location of postal services and other 
innovative approaches to serving communities, significantly 
grow its inventory of automated postal centers for self-service 
access particularly in currently underserved areas, and widely 
disseminate information through national advertising promoting 
the benefits to postal customers of on-line and self-service 
options.
    Consolidation of Mail Processing Facilities.--The Postal 
Service is developing and implementing a major realignment of 
its postal facilities to achieve greater efficiencies, reduce 
redundancies, and realize cost savings. Many questions and 
concerns remain unanswered about how consolidation of the 
processing and transportation networks will impact current 
nationwide delivery service standards for first-class mail, 
periodicals, package services, and standard mail, as well as 
how the postal workforce, mailers, customers, and communities 
may be impacted by the realignment decisions.
    As proposed, the Postal Service would eliminate overnight 
service for first-class mail and periodicals, and would instead 
provide 2- and 3-day delivery service. These service standard 
changes are contemplated in order to capture significant cost 
savings from the proposed consolidation of a significant 
portion of the mail processing and transportation networks.
    In July 2012, the Postal Service proceeded with a phased 
implementation plan that included interim services standards 
until January 31, 2014, generally preserving most overnight 
first-class mail service, and consolidating 140 plants.
    The Committee understands that on September 28, 2012, the 
PRC issued an advisory opinion analyzing the Postal Service's 
plan to close and consolidate 229 of its 461 processing plants 
to better match declining mail volume and achieve savings. The 
Committee notes that the PRC identified potential net savings 
estimates lower than levels projected by the Postal Service. 
The PRC focused on the utility of more robust modeling in 
selecting facilities for closure, emphasizing that actual plant 
productivities are best measured by comparing work hours to the 
volume of mail processed, rather than the physical size of the 
plant.
    The PRC also cautioned that projected cost savings may be 
offset by volume losses if mailers decide that changed service 
levels no longer meet their needs. The PRC urged the Postal 
Service to adopt a plan to better inform all customers of the 
service they can expect to receive, and to develop and inform 
mailers of a transportation hub plan.
    The Committee remains concerned that the information 
provided by the Postal Service to customers concerning the 
potential decline in the service they may experience is vague 
and inadequate. The Committee underscores the need for the 
Postal Service to assimilate the PRC's recommendations as 
facilities designated for study are selected and assessed.
    The Committee directs the Postal Service to submit a report 
to the Committee, no later than 45 days following enactment of 
this act, describing the extent to which each of the 
recommendations of the PRC have been adopted.
    To ensure a fair and transparent process for decisions 
about mail processing facilities, the Committee directs the 
Postal Service to conduct a public community meeting and obtain 
the results of an audit by the Postal Service Inspector General 
showing that the prior study is no longer valid before closing 
or consolidating a mail processing facility that has been 
recently studied for closure that was either terminated, 
suspended, or halted.
    The Committee is concerned that the U.S. Postal Service's 
Network Optimization Plan, as finalized on July 1, 2012 and 
published in the Federal Register under 39 CFR Part 121, has 
resulted in service delivery standards in some areas at levels 
below the quality enjoyed in other states. For this reason the 
Committee directs the Government Accountability Office [GAO] to 
study and report to the Committee by January 15, 2014, on the 
extent to which relaxed service standards for alternate means 
of transportation [AMOT] implemented by the U.S. Postal Service 
based on its July, 2012 Network Optimization Plan have 
disproportionately impacted mailers and postal customers in 
states or regions of the country that depend on AMOT for normal 
delivery and whether such impacts have resulted in inequities 
in ensuring universal service.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $240,985,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     241,468,000
Committee recommendation................................     241,468,000

\1\Exempt from sequester of funds pursuant to section 255(g)(1)(A) of 
the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector 
General [OIG] is an independent organization established in 
1996 and charged with reporting to Congress on the overall 
efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Postal Service 
programs and operations. The OIG plays a key role in 
maintaining the integrity and accountability of America's 
postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. The 
OIG meets this responsibility by conducting and supervising 
objective and independent audits, investigations, and other 
reviews.
    In fiscal year 2012, the OIG issued 208 audit reports, of 
which 52 indicated financial impact in the form of funds put to 
better use, questioned costs, or potential revenue of 
$12,072,831,145. The OIG completed 3,993 investigative cases, 
secured 1,119 arrests and indictments, and referred 1,679 
administrative actions. The Inspector General's investigations 
of injury compensation fraud, financial fraud, and contract 
fraud produced a total of $189,193,265 in cost avoidance during 
fiscal year 2012. Cumulative fines, restitution, and recoveries 
totaled $2,281,277,293. There were 112,087 hotline contacts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $241,468,000 for the United States Postal 
Service Office of Inspector General. This amount is $483,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 funding level and the same as the 
budget request. The Committee appreciates the efforts of the 
Inspector General to perform its exemplary audit and 
investigative work under severe spending constraints.

                        United States Tax Court


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $50,977,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      52,653,294
Committee recommendation................................      52,653,294

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The U.S. Tax Court is an independent judicial body in the 
legislative branch established in 1969 under Article I of the 
Constitution of the United States. The Court was created to 
provide a national forum for the resolution of disputes between 
taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service, resolve cases 
expeditiously while giving careful consideration to the merits 
of each matter, and ensure the uniform interpretation of the 
Internal Revenue Code.
    The Tax Court is one of three courts in which taxpayers can 
bring suit to contest IRS liability determinations, and the 
only one in which taxpayers can do so without prepaying any 
portion of the disputed taxes. The matters over which the Court 
has jurisdiction are set forth in various sections of title 26 
of the United States Code.
    The Court is composed of 19 judges, one of whom the judges 
elect as chief judge. Tax Court judges are appointed to 15-year 
terms by the President with the advice and consent of the 
Senate. In their judicial duties the judges are assisted by 
senior judges, who participate in the adjudication of regular 
cases, and by special trial judges, who hear small tax cases 
and certain regular cases assigned to them by the chief judge.
    The Court conducts trial sessions in 74 cities throughout 
the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Decisions by 
the Court are reviewable by the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, if 
certiorari is granted, by the Supreme Court.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $52,653,294 
for the U.S. Tax Court. This amount is $1,676,294 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

                STATEMENT CONCERNING GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill includes general provisions which govern 
both the activities of the agencies covered by the bill, and, 
in some cases, activities of agencies, programs, and general 
government activities that are not specifically covered by the 
bill.
    The bill contains a number of general provisions that have 
been carried in this bill for many years and which are routine 
in nature and scope. General provisions in the bill are 
explained under this section of the report. Those general 
provisions that deal with a single agency only are shown as 
administrative provisions immediately following that particular 
agency's or department's appropriation accounts in the bill. 
Those provisions that address activities or directives 
affecting all of the agencies covered in this bill are 
contained in title VI. General provisions that are 
Governmentwide in scope are specified in title VII of this 
bill. General provisions applicable to the District of Columbia 
are set forth in title VIII of this bill.

                                TITLE VI

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

    Section 601 continues the provision prohibiting pay and 
other expenses of non-Federal parties intervening in regulatory 
or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this act.
    Section 602 continues the provision prohibiting obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 603 continues the provision limiting expenditures 
for any consulting service through procurement contracts where 
such expenditures are a matter of public record and available 
for public inspection.
    Section 604 continues the provision prohibiting funds in 
this act from being transferred without express authority.
    Section 605 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 (46 Stat. 
590).
    Section 606 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds unless the recipient agrees to comply with the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 607 continues the provision prohibiting funding for 
any person or entity convicted of violating the Buy American 
Act.
    Section 608 continues the provision authorizing the 
reprogramming of funds and specifies the reprogramming 
procedures for agencies funded by this act.
    Section 609 continues the provision ensuring that 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
certain purposes.
    Section 610 continues the provision restricting the use of 
funds for the Executive Office of the President to request 
official background reports from the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation without the written consent of the individual who 
is the subject of the report.
    Section 611 continues the provision ensuring that the cost 
accounting standards shall not apply with respect to a contract 
under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612 continues the provision allowing use of certain 
funds relating to nonforeign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613 continues the provision waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition by the Federal Government of 
information technology.
    Section 614 continues a provision on the acceptance by 
agencies or commissions funded by this act, or by their 
officers or employees, of payment or reimbursement for travel, 
subsistence, or related expenses from any person or entity (or 
their representative) that engages in activities regulated by 
such agencies or commissions.
    Section 615 continues a provision allowing the Public 
Company Accounting Oversight Board to obligate amounts 
collected from monetary penalties for the purpose of funding 
scholarships for accounting students, as authorized by the 
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-204).
    Section 616 continues a provision permitting the Securities 
and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission to fund a joint advisory committee to advise on 
emerging regulatory issues, notwithstanding section 708 of this 
act.
    Section 617 continues the provision requiring certain 
agencies to provide quarterly reports on unobligated prior year 
fund balances.
    Section 618 continues the provision requiring agencies 
covered by this act with independent leasing authority to 
consult with the General Services Administration before seeking 
new office space or making alterations to existing office 
space.
    Section 619 continues the provision prohibiting expenditure 
of funds to any corporation with certain unpaid Federal tax 
liabilities unless the agency has considered suspension or 
debarment of the corporation and made a determination that 
further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the 
Government.
    Section 620 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds to any corporation that was convicted of a 
felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months unless 
the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
corporation and made a determination that further action is not 
necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 621 is a new provision related to electronic filing 
of campaign finance reports by Senators and candidates seeking 
election to the Senate.
    Section 622 continues a provision relating to use of funds 
for certain terrestrial operations by commercial providers in 
broadcast spectrum.
    Section 623 is a new provision eliminating a requirement 
that a separate homeland security funding analysis be included 
with the President's annual budget.
    Section 624 is a new provision that adjusts for inflation 
certain filing fees related to mergers.
    Section 625 is a new provision relating to agency reporting 
requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 
of 2009.
    Section 626 is a new provision requiring that agency budget 
justifications include a separate table and explanations 
relating to management challenges identified by Inspectors 
General.
    Section 627 is a new provision establishing a working group 
to facilitate cooperation between the Federal Trade Commission 
and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission with respect to 
petroleum markets.
    Section 628 is a new provision relating to travel to Cuba 
for professional research or professional meetings or 
conferences related to disaster prevention, emergency 
preparedness, and natural resource protection.

                               TITLE VII

                   GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENTWIDE

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 701 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 continues the provision setting specific limits 
on the cost of passenger vehicles purchased by the Federal 
Government with exceptions for police, heavy duty, electric 
hybrid, and clean fuels vehicles with an exception for 
commercial vehicles that operate on emerging motor vehicle 
technology.
    Section 703 continues the provision allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704 continues the provision prohibiting the 
government, with certain specified exceptions, from employing 
non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be in the 
continental United States.
    Section 705 continues the provision ensuring that agencies 
will have authority to pay the General Services Administration 
for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706 continues the provision allowing agencies to 
use receipts from the sale of materials for acquisition, waste 
reduction and prevention, environmental management programs, 
and other Federal employee programs.
    Section 707 continues the provision providing that funds 
for administrative expenses may be used to pay rent and other 
service costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708 continues the provision precluding interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in 
accordance with the applicable law of the United States.
    Section 710 continues the provision limiting the amount 
that can be used for redecoration of offices under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 711 continues the provision that permits 
interagency funding of national security and emergency 
preparedness telecommunications initiatives, which benefit 
multiple Federal departments, agencies, and entities.
    Section 712 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 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to prevent Federal employees from communicating with 
Congress or to take disciplinary or personnel actions against 
employees for such communication.
    Section 714 continues the provision prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
    Section 716 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds by an agency to provide home addresses of 
Federal employees to labor organizations, absent employee 
authorization, or court order.
    Section 717 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds to provide nonpublic information such as 
mailing or telephone lists to any person or organization 
outside of the Government without approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 718 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes within 
the United States not authorized by Congress.
    Section 719 continues the provision directing agencies' 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 720 continues the provision authorizing the use of 
current fiscal year funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board administrative 
costs.
    Section 721 continues a provision authorizing the transfer 
of funds to the General Services Administration to finance an 
appropriate share of various governmentwide boards and councils 
under certain conditions.
    Section 722 continues the provision authorizing 
breastfeeding at any location in a Federal building or on 
Federal property.
    Section 723 continues the provision permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council, and 
requiring an OMB report on the budget and resources of the 
Council.
    Section 724 continues the provision requiring 
identification of the Federal agencies providing Federal funds 
and the amount provided for all proposals, solicitations, grant 
applications, forms, notifications, press releases, or other 
publications related to the distribution of funding to a State.
    Section 725 continues the provision prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal information relating to the use of 
Federal Internet sites.
    Section 726 continues the provision regarding contraceptive 
coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.
    Section 727 continues the provision recognizing that the 
United States is committed to ensuring the health of the 
Olympic, Pan American and Paralympic athletes, and supports the 
strict adherence to antidoping in sport activities.
    Section 728 continues the provision allowing departments 
and agencies to use official travel funds to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot programs.
    Section 729 continues the provision prohibiting funds for 
implementation of OPM regulations limiting detailees to the 
legislative branch and placing certain limitations on the Coast 
Guard Congressional Fellowship program.
    Section 730 continues the provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the acquisition of certain additional 
Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 731 continues a provision that prohibits the use of 
funds to begin or announce a study or a public-private 
competition regarding the conversion to contractor performance 
of any function performed by civilian Federal employees 
pursuant to Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 or 
any other administrative regulation, directive, or policy.
    Section 732 continues a provision that prohibits executive 
branch agencies from creating or funding prepackaged news 
stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United States 
unless specific notification conditions are met.
    Section 733 continues a provision prohibiting funds used in 
contravention of the Privacy Act, section 552a of title 5, 
United States Code or section 522.224 of title 48 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations.
    Section 734 continues and makes permanent a provision 
requiring OMB to submit a crosscut budget report on Great Lakes 
restoration activities not later than 45 days after the 
submission of the budget of the President to Congress.
    Section 735 continues a provision prohibiting funds in this 
or any other act from being used for a Federal contract with 
inverted corporations, unless the contract preceded this act or 
the Secretary grants a waiver in the interest of national 
security.
    Section 736 prohibits the Office of Personnel Management or 
any other agency from using funds to implement regulations 
changing the competitive areas under reductions-in-force for 
Federal employees.
    Section 737 modifies a provision enacted in fiscal year 
2010 requiring agency compilation of inventories of service 
contracts.
    Section 738 directs OMB to issue guidance relating to the 
ban on direct conversion to contract performance of work 
performed by Federal employees, absent public-private 
competition.
    Section 739 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an 
amount equal to the Office of Personnel Management's average 
unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding 
fiscal year to be available to the Office of Personnel 
Management for the cost of processing retirements of employees 
who separate under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or who 
receive Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments.
    Section 740 prohibits certain personnel management 
constraints.
    Section 741 limits the pay increases of certain prevailing 
rate employees.
    Section 742 eliminates automatic statutory pay increases 
for the Vice President, political appointees paid under the 
executive schedule, ambassadors who are not career members of 
the Foreign Service, politically appointed (noncareer) Senior 
Executive Service employees, and any other senior political 
appointee paid at or above level IV of the executive schedule.
    Section 743 modifies the formula for calculating the cap on 
the amount that the Federal Government reimburses Federal 
contractors for executive compensation.
    Section 744 continues a provision requiring reports to 
Inspectors General concerning expenditures for agency 
conferences.
    Section 745 declares the inapplicability of these general 
provisions to title IV and title VIII.
    Given the need for transparency and accountability in the 
Federal budgeting process, and that the Consumer Financial 
Protection Bureau's budget is funded independently of the 
annual appropriations spending bills, the Committee directs the 
Bureau to provide an informal, nonpublic full briefing at least 
annually before the relevant Appropriations subcommittee on the 
Bureau's finances and expenditures.

                               TITLE VIII

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 801 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 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803 continues the provision that establishes 
notification requirements for certain reprogramming and 
transfer requirements with respect to funds and specifies a 
timeframe for approval and execution of requests to reprogram 
and transfer local funds.
    Section 804 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds for salaries, expenses, or other costs 
associated with the offices of U.S. Senator or Representative 
under section 4(d) of the D.C. Statehood Constitutional 
Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    Section 805 continues the provision that restricts the use 
of official vehicles to official duties and not between a 
residence and workplace, except under certain circumstances.
    Section 806 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds by the District of Columbia Attorney General 
or any other officer or entity of the District government to 
provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807 continues the provision that prohibits the use 
of Federal funds in this act to distribute, for the purpose of 
preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens, sterile needles 
or syringes in any location that has been determined by local 
public health officials or local law enforcement authorities to 
be inappropriate for such distribution.
    Section 808 continues the provision that includes a 
``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809 continues the provision prohibiting use of 
Federal funds to change the legality of marijuana use.
    Section 810 restricts the use of Federal funds for 
abortion, with certain exceptions.
    Section 811 continues a provision requiring the submittal 
of a revised appropriated funds operating budget that reflects 
the total amount of the approved appropriation and realigns all 
budget data for personal services and other-than-personal-
services with anticipated actual expenditures.
    Section 812 continues a provision requiring the submittal 
of a revised appropriated funds budget for the District of 
Columbia Schools that aligns the schools' budgets to actual 
enrollment.
    Section 813 continues, with modification, a provision 
authorizing the transfer of local funds to capital and 
enterprise funds.
    Section 814 is a new provision that prohibits obligations 
beyond the current fiscal year and prohibits transfers of funds 
unless expressly provided.
    Section 815 is a new provision that ensures that 50 percent 
of unobligated balances may remain available for certain 
purposes.
    Section 816 is a new provision relating to the transmission 
of the District of Columbia local budget to the Congress.
    Section 817 is a new provision permitting the District of 
Columbia to obligate and expend local funds upon enactment by 
the District of Columbia government of its annual budget and to 
establish the start of the local fiscal year.
    Section 818 is a new provision granting the District of 
Columbia authority to spend local funds if the District's 
budget has not been approved by Congress at the start of a 
fiscal year.
    Section 819 is a new provision allowing the expenditure of 
funds by the District of Columbia under certain contingency fee 
contracts for the provision of legal services.
    Section 820 continues the provision which limits references 
to ``this Act'' as referring to only this title.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    The Committee is filing an original bill, which is not 
covered under this rule, but reports this information in the 
spirit of full disclosure.
    Items providing funding for fiscal year 2014 which lack 
authorization are as follows:
Department of the Treasury
    Departmental Offices
    Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments
    Office of the Inspector General
    Inspector General for Tax Administration
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
    Fiscal Service
    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
    Internal Revenue Service:
        Taxpayer Services
        Enforcement
        Operations Support
        Business Systems Modernization
Executive Office of the President
    Office of Management and Budget
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
District of Columbia
    Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support
    Federal Payment for the District of Columbia Water and 
Sewer Authority
    Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions
    Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard
Independent Agencies
    Administrative Conference of the United States
    Election Assistance Commission
    Federal Communications Commission
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    General Services Administration:
        E-Government Fund
        Federal Buildings Fund\1\
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    \1\Deposits into the Federal Buildings Fund are available for real 
property management and related activities in the amounts specified in 
annual appropriations laws, as provided by 40 U.S.C. 592.
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    Merit Systems Protection Board
    National Archives and Records Administration, National 
Historical Publications and Records Commission
    National Credit Union Administration: Community Development 
Revolving Loan Fund
    Office of Government Ethics
    Office of Special Counsel

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(c), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on July 25, 2013, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill (S. 
1371) making appropriations for financial services and general 
government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and 
for other purposes, provided that the bill be subject to 
amendment and that the bill be consistent with the subcommittee 
funding guidance, by a recorded vote of 16-14, a quorum being 
present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairwoman Mikulski                 Mr. Shelby
Mr. Leahy                           Mr. Cochran
Mr. Harkin                          Mr. McConnell
Mrs. Murray                         Mr. Alexander
Mrs. Feinstein                      Ms. Collins
Mr. Durbin                          Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Johnson                         Mr. Graham
Ms. Landrieu                        Mr. Kirk
Mr. Reed                            Mr. Coats
Mr. Pryor                           Mr. Blunt
Mr. Tester                          Mr. Moran
Mr. Udall                           Mr. Hoeven
Mrs. Shaheen                        Mr. Johanns
Mr. Merkley                         Mr. Boozman
Mr. Begich
Mr. Coons

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, changes in existing law 
proposed to be made by the bill are shown as follows: existing 
law to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets; new matter is 
printed in italic; and existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman.

                         TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS


                 CHAPTER 14--FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS


           Subchapter I--Disclosure of Federal Campaign Funds


Sec. 432. Organization of political committees

(a) Treasurer; vacancy; official authorizations

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[(g) Filing with and receipt of designations, statements, and 
            reports by Secretary of Senate; forwarding to 
            Commission; filing requirements with Commission; 
            public inspection and preservation of designations, 
            etc.

    [(1) Designations, statements, and reports required to be 
filed under this Act by a candidate for the office of Senator, 
by the principal campaign committee of such candidate, and by 
the Republican and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committees 
shall be filed with the Secretary of the Senate, who shall 
receive such designations, statements, and reports, as 
custodian for the Commission.
    [(2) The Secretary of the Senate shall forward a copy of 
any designation, statement, or report filed with the Secretary 
under this subsection to the Commission as soon as possible 
(but no later than 2 working days) after receiving such 
designation, statement, or report.
    [(3) All designations, statements, and reports required to 
be filed under this Act, except designations, statements, and 
reports filed in accordance with paragraph (1), shall be filed 
with the Commission.
    [(4) The Secretary of the Senate shall make the 
designations, statements, and reports received under this 
subsection available for public inspection and copying in the 
same manner as the Commission under section 438(a)(4) of this 
title, and shall preserve such designations, statements, and 
reports in the same manner as the Commission under section 
438(a)(5) of this title.]

(g) Filing of Designations, Statements, and Reports With the 
            Commission

    All designations, statements, and reports required to be 
filed under this Act shall be filed with the Commission.
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             TITLE 5--GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES


                          PART III--EMPLOYEES

                        Subpart I--Miscellaneous


 CHAPTER 95--PERSONNEL FLEXIBILITIES RELATING TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE 
                                SERVICE


Sec. 9503. Streamlined critical pay authority

    (a) Notwithstanding section 9502, and without regard to the 
provisions of this title governing appointments in the 
competitive service or the Senior Executive Service and 
chapters 51 and 53 (relating to classification and pay rates), 
the Secretary of the Treasury may, [Before September 30, 2013] 
before September 30, 2015, establish, fix the compensation of, 
and appoint individuals to, designated critical administrative, 
technical, and professional positions needed to carry out the 
functions of the Internal Revenue Service, if--
            (1) * * *

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            (5) the terms of such appointments are limited to 
        no more than 4 years renewable for an additional two 
        years, based on a critical organizational need;
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                         TITLE 10--ARMED FORCES


                    Subtitle A--General Military Law


               PART IV--SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENT

                   CHAPTER 137--PROCUREMENT GENERALLY


Sec. 2324. Allowable costs under defense contracts

    (e) Specific Costs Not Allowable.--(1) * * *
            (A) * * *

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            [(P) Costs of compensation of any contractor 
        employee for a fiscal year, regardless of the contract 
        funding source, to the extent that such compensation 
        exceeds the benchmark compensation amount determined 
        applicable for the fiscal year by the Administrator for 
        Federal Procurement Policy under section 1127 of title 
        41, except that the Secretary of Defense may establish 
        one or more narrowly targeted exceptions for scientists 
        and engineers upon a determination that such exceptions 
        are needed to ensure that the Department of Defense has 
        continued access to needed skills and capabilities.]
            (P) Costs of compensation of any contractor 
        employees for a fiscal year, regardless of the contract 
        funding source, to the extent that such compensation 
        exceeds the annual amount paid to the President in 
        accordance with section 102 of title 3, except that the 
        head of the agency may establish one or more narrowly 
        targeted exceptions for scientists, engineers, or other 
        specialists upon a determination that such exceptions 
        are needed to ensure that the agency has continued 
        access to needed skills and capabilities.
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                      TITLE 12--BANKS AND BANKING


               CHAPTER 47--COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BANKING


 Subchapter I--Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions


Sec. 4713a Guarantees for bonds and notes issued for community or 
                    economic development purposes

(a) Definitions

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[(h) Authorization of appropriations

    [(1) In general

                    [There are authorized to be appropriated to 
                the Secretary, such sums as are necessary to 
                carry out this section.

    [(2) Use of fees

                    [To the extent that the amount of funds 
                appropriated for a fiscal year under paragraph 
                (1) are not sufficient to carry out this 
                section, the Secretary may use the fees 
                collected under subsection (g) for the cost of 
                providing guarantees of bonds and notes under 
                this section.]

    (h) Federal Credit Reform Act.--The provisions of this 
section satisfy the requirements of subsections (b) and (e) of 
section 504 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(k) Termination

    This section is repealed, and the authority provided under 
this section shall terminate, on September 30, 2014.]
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                      TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE


      CHAPTER 1--MONOPOLIES AND COMBINATIONS IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE


Sec. 18a. Premerger notification and waiting period

(a) Filing

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                ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF FILING FEES

    Pub. L. 101-162, title VI, Sec. 605, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 
Stat. 1031, as amended by Pub. L. 101-302, title II, May 25, 
1990, 104 Stat. 217; Pub. L. 102-395, title I, Oct. 6, 1992, 
106 Stat. 1847; Pub. L. 103-317, title I, Aug. 26, 1994, 108 
Stat. 1739; Pub. L. 106-553, Sec. 1(a)(2) [title VI, 
Sec. 630(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2762, 2762A-109, 
provided that:
    ``(a) * * *
    ``(b) [The filing fees] Subject to subsection (c), the 
filing fees referred to in subsection (a) are--
            ``(1) [$45,000] $60,000 if the aggregate total 
        amount determined under section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 18a(a)(2)) is less than $100,000,000 (as 
        adjusted and published for each fiscal year beginning 
        after September 30, 2004, in the same manner as 
        provided in section 8(a)(5) of the Clayton Act (15 
        U.S.C. 19(a)(5)) to reflect the percentage change in 
        the gross national product for such fiscal year 
        compared to the gross national product for the year 
        ending September 30, 2003);
            ``(2) [$125,000] $170,000 if the aggregate total 
        amount determined under section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 18a(a)(2)) is not less than $100,000,000 
        (as so adjusted and published) but less than 
        $500,000,000 (as so adjusted and published); [and]
            ``(3) [$280,000] $375,000 if the aggregate total 
        amount determined under section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton 
        Act (15 U.S.C. 18a(a)(2)) is not less than $500,000,000 
        (as so adjusted and published)[.] but less than 
        $1,000,000,000 (as so adjusted and published); and
            ``(4) $500,000 if the aggregate total amount 
        determined under section 7A(a)(2) of the Clayton Act 
        (15 U.S.C. 18a(a)(2)) is not less than $1,000,000,000 
        (as so adjusted and published).''
    ``(c) For fiscal year 2016, and each fiscal year 
thereafter, the Federal Trade Commission shall publish in the 
Federal Register and increase the amount of each filing fee 
under subsection (b) in the same manner and on the same dates 
as provided under section 8(a)(5) of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 
19(a)(5)) to reflect the percentage change in the gross 
national product for the fiscal year as compared to the gross 
national product for fiscal year 2013 except that the Federal 
Trade Commission--
            ``(1) shall round any increase in a filing fee 
        under this subsection to the nearest $5,000;
            ``(2) shall not increase filing fees under this 
        subsection if the increase in the gross national 
        product is less than 1 percent; and
            ``(3) shall not decrease filing fees under this 
        subsection.''

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                  CHAPTER 47--CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY


Sec. 2078. Cooperation with States and other Federal agencies

(a) Programs to promote Federal-State cooperation * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(f) Sharing of information with Federal, State, local, and 
            foreign government agencies

    (1) Agreements and conditions

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(2)] (3) Abrogation of agreements

            The Commission may abrogate any agreement or 
        memorandum of understanding with another agency if the 
        Commission determines that the other agency has failed 
        to maintain in confidence any information provided 
        under such agreement or memorandum of understanding, or 
        has used any such information for purposes other than 
        those set forth in such agreement or memorandum of 
        understanding.

    [(3)] (4) Additional rules against disclosure

            Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Commission 
        shall not be required to disclose under section 552 of 
        title 5 or any other provision of law--

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    [(4) Limitation] (5) Rules of construction

            [Nothing in this subsection authorizes] Nothing in 
        this subsection may be construed--
                    (A) to authorize the Commission to withhold 
                information from the Congress or prevent the 
                Commission from complying with an order of a 
                court of the United States in an action 
                commenced by the United States or the 
                Commission[.]; or
                    (B) to prohibit the Commission from 
                providing any information received under this 
                subsection, which is related to an immediate 
                health or safety threat to the public or to a 
                potential violation of a criminal law, to the 
                Attorney General or to other appropriate 
                Federal, State, or local agencies.

    [(5)] (6) Definition

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                    CHAPTER 106--POOL AND SPA SAFETY


Sec. 8004. State swimming pool safety grant program

(a) In general

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(b) Eligibility

    To be eligible for a grant under the program, a State 
shall--
            (1) * * *
                    (A) except as provided in section 
                8005(a)(1)(A)(i) of this title, 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 the State first submits an application 
                to the Commission for a grant under this 
                section; and

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(e) Authorization of appropriations

    [There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission 
for each of fiscal years 2009 and 2010 $2,000,000 to carry out 
this section, such sums to remain available until expended.] 
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Commission such 
sums as may be necessary to carry out this section through 
fiscal year 2015. Any amounts appropriated pursuant to this 
subsection that remain unexpended and unobligated at the end of 
[fiscal year 2012] fiscal year 2015 shall be retained by the 
Commission and credited to the appropriations account that 
funds enforcement of the Consumer Product Safety Act [15 U.S.C. 
2051 et seq.].

Sec. 8005. 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) more than 1 drain;
                                    (II) 1 or more unblockable 
                                drains; or
                                    (III) no main drain; and
                            [(iv) 1 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 8003 of this title; 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]

  [(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) shall use the minimum State law 
                requirements under paragraph (1) solely for the 
                purpose of determining the eligibility of a 
                State for a grant under section 8004 of this 
                title; and
                    (B) may not enforce any requirement under 
                paragraph (1) except for the purpose of 
                determining the eligibility of a State for a 
                grant under section 8004 of this title.

  [(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--
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              TITLE 22--FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE


       CHAPTER 79--TRADE SANCTIONS REFORM AND EXPORT ENHANCEMENT


Sec. 7209. Requirements relating to certain travel-related transactions 
                    with Cuba

(a) * * *




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(b) Prohibition on travel relating to tourist activities




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    (c) The Secretary of the Treasury shall promulgate 
regulations authorizing by general license the travel related 
and other transactions ordinarily incident to professional 
research by full-time professionals and their staff; attendance 
at professional meetings or conferences in Cuba if the 
sponsoring organization is a United States professional 
organization; and the organization and management of 
professional meetings and conferences in Cuba if the sponsoring 
organization is a United States professional organization, if 
such travel is related to disaster prevention, emergency 
preparedness, and natural resource protection, including for 
fisheries, coral reefs, and migratory species.
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               TITLE 28--JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE


                     PART I--ORGANIZATION OF COURTS

                       CHAPTER 5--DISTRICT COURTS


Sec. 133. Appointment and number of district judges

    (a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and 
consent of the Senate, district judges for the several judicial 
districts, as follows:


                         Districts                              Judges

Alabama:
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[Arizona...................................................          12]
Arizona....................................................           15
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[California:
  [Northern................................................           14
  [Eastern.................................................            6
  [Central.................................................           27
  [Southern................................................          13]
California:
  Northern.................................................           14
  Eastern..................................................           10
  Central..................................................           28
  Southern.................................................           13
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[Delaware..................................................           4]
Delaware...................................................            5
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[Minnesota.................................................           7]
Minnesota..................................................            8
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[New Mexico................................................           6]
New Mexico ................................................            8
*          *          *          *          *          *
                                 *
[Texas:
  [Northern................................................           12
  [Southern................................................           20
  [Eastern.................................................            7
  [Western.................................................          15]
Texas:
  Northern.................................................           12
  Southern.................................................           20
  Eastern..................................................            7
  Western..................................................           15


                                                             

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                           PART V--PROCEDURE

                   CHAPTER 121--JURIES; TRIAL BY JURY


Sec. 1862. Discrimination prohibited

    No citizen shall be excluded from service as a grand or 
petit juror in the district courts of the United States or in 
the Court of International Trade on account of race, color, 
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national 
origin, or economic status.

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                      CHAPTER 123--FEES AND COSTS


Sec. 1914. District court; filing and miscellaneous fees; rules of 
                    court

    (a) The clerk of each district court shall require the 
parties instituting any civil action, suit or proceeding in 
such court, whether by original process, removal or otherwise, 
to pay a filing fee of [$350] $362, except that on application 
for a writ of habeas corpus the filing fee shall be $5.
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                      TITLE 31--MONEY AND FINANCE


                          Subtitle I--General


               CHAPTER 5--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


                       Subchapter I--Organization


Sec. 501. Office of Management and Budget




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
    Pub. L. 111-117, div. C, title VII, Sec. 743, Dec. 16, 
2009, 123 Stat. 3216, as amended by Pub. L. 112-74, div. C, 
title VII, Sec. 740, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 939, provided 
that:

    ``(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    ``(e) * * *
            ``(1) * * *

            ``(2) ensure that--


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
                    ``(B) [the agency is giving special 
                management attention to functions that are 
                closely associated with inherently governmental 
                functions;] to the maximum extent practicable, 
                the agency is not using conractor employees to 
                perform any functions closely associated with 
                inherently governmental functions;

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                    Subtitle II--The Budget Process


   CHAPTER 11--THE BUDGET AND FISCAL, BUDGET, AND PROGRAM INFORMATION


Sec. 1105. Budget contents and submission to Congress

    (a) * * *

            (1) * * *


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            [(35)(A)(i) a detailed, separate analysis, by 
        budget function, by agency, and by initiative area (as 
        determined by the administration) for the prior fiscal 
        year, the current fiscal year, the fiscal years for 
        which the budget is submitted, and the ensuing fiscal 
        year identifying the amounts of gross and net 
        appropriations or obligational authority and outlays 
        that contribute to homeland security, with separate 
        displays for mandatory and discretionary amounts, 
        including--
                    [(I) summaries of the total amount of such 
                appropriations or new obligational authority 
                and outlays requested for homeland security;
                    [(II) an estimate of the current service 
                levels of homeland security spending;
                    [(III) the most recent risk assessment and 
                summary of homeland security needs in each 
                initiative area (as determined by the 
                administration); and
                    [(IV) an estimate of user fees collected by 
                the Federal Government on behalf of homeland 
                security activities;
            [(ii) with respect to subclauses (I) through (IV) 
        of clause (i), amounts shall be provided by account for 
        each program, project and activity; and
            [(iii) an estimate of expenditures for homeland 
        security activities by State and local governments and 
        the private sector for the prior fiscal year and the 
        current fiscal year.
            [(B) In this paragraph, consistent with the Office 
        of Management and Budget's June 2002 ``Annual Report to 
        Congress on Combatting Terrorism'', the term ``homeland 
        security'' refers to those activities that detect, 
        deter, protect against, and respond to terrorist 
        attacks occurring within the United States and its 
        territories.
            [(C) In implementing this paragraph, including 
        determining what Federal activities or accounts 
        constitute homeland security for purposes of budgetary 
        classification, the Office of Management and Budget is 
        directed to consult periodically, but at least 
        annually, with the House and Senate Budget Committees, 
        the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and the 
        Congressional Budget Office.]
            [(36)] (35) as supplementary materials, a separate 
        analysis of the budgetary effects for all prior fiscal 
        years, the current fiscal year, the fiscal year for 
        which the budget is submitted, and ensuing fiscal years 
        of the actions the Secretary of the Treasury has taken 
        or plans to take using any authority provided in the 
        Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, 
        including--


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            [(37)] (36)\1\information on estimates of 
        appropriations for the fiscal year following the fiscal 
        year for which the budget is submitted for the 
        following medical care accounts of the Veterans Health 
        Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs account:


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            [(38)] (37) a separate statement for the Crow 
        Settlement Fund established under section 411 of the 
        Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 2010, which 
        shall include the estimated amount of deposits into the 
        Fund, obligations, and outlays from the Fund.
            [(37)] (38)\2\ the list of plans and reports, as 
        provided for under section 1125, that agencies 
        identified for elimination or consolidation because the 
        plans and reports are determined outdated or 
        duplicative of other required plans and reports.

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                       CHAPTER 13--APPROPRIATIONS


                 Subchapter II--Trust Funds and Refunds


Sec. 1324. Refund of internal revenue collections

    (a) * * *
    (b) * * *
            (1) * * *
            (2) * * *
    (c) Amounts appropriated under subsection (a)of this 
section shall be administered, as appropriate, as if they were 
made available through separate appropriations to the Secretary 
of the Treasury, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the 
Attorney General. Funds so appropriated shall be available to 
the Secretary of the Treasury for refunds by the Internal 
Revenue Service of taxes collected pursuant to the Internal 
Revenue Code and related interest; separately to the Secretary 
of the Treasury for refunds and drawbacks of alcohol, tobacco, 
firearms and ammunition taxes and refunds of other taxes which 
may arise and any interest on such refunds, including payment 
of claims for prior fiscal years; to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security for refunds and drawbacks of receipts collected 
pursuant to the customs revenue functions administered by the 
Department of Homeland Security pursuant to delegation by the 
Secretary of the Treasury and any interest on such refunds, 
including payment of claims for prior fiscal years; and to the 
Attorney General for refunds of firearms taxes and refunds of 
other taxes which may arise and any interest on such refunds, 
including payment of claims for prior fiscal years.

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                   Subtitle III--Financial Management


                           CHAPTER 37--CLAIMS


         Subchapter II--Claims of the United States Government


Sec. 3711. Collection and compromise

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (i)(1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (5) This subsection is not intended to limit existing 
statutory authority of agencies to sell loans, debts, or other 
assets.
    (j)(1) The Secretary of the Treasury (referred to in this 
subsection as the ``Secretary'') may locate and recover assets 
of the United States Government on behalf of any executive, 
judicial, or legislative agency in accordance with such 
procedures as the Secretary considers appropriate.
    (2) Notwithstanding any other law concerning the depositing 
and collection of Federal payments, including section 3302(b) 
of this title, the Secretary may retain a portion of the 
amounts recovered pursuant to this subsection to cover the 
Secretary's costs associated with locating and recovering 
assets of the United States. The amounts retained shall be 
deposited into an account established in the Treasury to be 
known as the ``Unclaimed Assets Recovery Account'' (referred to 
in this paragraph as the ``Account''). Amounts deposited in the 
Account shall be available until expended to cover costs 
associated with implementation and operation of the Secretary's 
asset recovery program established under this subsection.
    (3) To carry out the purposes of this subsection, the 
Secretary may:
            (A) Transfer to the Account from funds appropriated 
        to the Department of Treasury such amounts as may be 
        necessary to meet liabilities and obligations incurred 
        prior to the receipt of recovered assets; and
            (B) Reimburse any appropriation from which funds 
        were transferred under this paragraph from the amounts 
        retained from recovered assets. Any reimbursement under 
        this paragraph shall occur during the period of 
        availability of the funds originally transferred from 
        an appropriation and shall be available for the same 
        time period and purposes as originally appropriated.
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                       TITLE 41--PUBLIC CONTRACTS


                 Subtitle I--Federal Procurement Policy


            Division B--Office of Federal Procurement Policy


  CHAPTER 11--ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE AND AUTHORITY AND FUNCTIONS OF 
                             ADMINISTRATOR


      Subchapter II--Authority and Functions of the Administrator


Sec. 1127. Determining benchmark compensation amount

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) * * *

    (c) Applicability.--This section shall apply only with 
respect to costs of compensation incurred under contracts 
entered into before the date that is 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this subsection.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                        Division C--Procurement


                      CHAPTER 43--ALLOWABLE COSTS


Sec. 4301. Definitions

    In this chapter:

            (1) Compensation.--* * *


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            [(4) Senior executive.--The term ``senior 
        executive'', with respect to a contractor, means the 5 
        most highly compensated employees in management 
        positions at each home office and each segment of the 
        contractor.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 4304. Specific costs not allowable

    (a) * * *
            (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            [(16) Costs of compensation of senior executives of 
        contractors for a fiscal year, regardless of the 
        contract funding source, to the extent that the 
        compensation exceeds the benchmark compensation amount 
        determined applicable for the fiscal year by the 
        Administrator under section 1127 of this title.]
            (16) Costs of compensation of any contractor or 
        subcontractor employee for a fiscal year, regardless of 
        the contract funding source, to the extent that such 
        compensation exceeds the annual amount paid to the 
        President of the United States in accordance with 
        section 102 of title 3, except that the head of an 
        executive agency may establish one or more narrowly 
        targeted exceptions for scientists, engineers, and 
        other specialist positions upon a determination that 
        such exceptions are needed to ensure that the executive 
        agency has continued access to needed skills and 
        capabilities.
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         JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990, PUBLIC LAW 101-650


                      TITLE II--FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS


SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

    (a)  * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    Except with respect to 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 
and six months 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 district of Kansas occurring 
[22 years and six months] 23 years and six 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 [19 years and six months] 20 years 
and six 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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 21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 107-273


                        TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

    Pub. L. 107-273, div. A, title III, Sec. 312(c), Nov. 2, 
2002, 116 Stat. 1788, as amended by Pub. L. 113-6, div. F, 
title III, Sec. 312(c), Mar. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 418, provided 
that:

    ``(c) Temporary Judgeships.--

            ``(1) In general.-- * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            ``(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 [11 
        years] 12 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] 11 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.

  ENSURING NEEDED HELP ARRIVES NEAR CALLERS EMPLOYING 911 ACT, 2004, 
PUBLIC LAW 108-494

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       Universal Service Antideficiency Temporary Suspension Act


                      TITLE III--UNIVERSAL SERVICE


SEC. 302. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN TITLE 31 PROVISIONS TO UNIVERSAL 
                    SERVICE FUND.

    (a) In General.--During the period beginning on the date of 
enactment of this Act and ending on [December 31, 2013] 
December 31, 2015, section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 
of title 31, United States Code, do not apply--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Post-2005 Fulfillment of Protected Obligations.--
Section 1341 and subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31, 
United States Code, do not apply after [December 31, 2013] 
December 31, 2015, to an expenditure or obligation described in 
subsection (a)(2) made or authorized during the period 
described in subsection (a).
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    AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009, PUBLIC LAW 111-5


                 Division A--Appropriations Provisions


               TITLE XV--ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY


          Subtitle A--Transparency and Oversight Requirements


SEC. 1511. CERTIFICATIONS.

    With respect to covered funds made available to State or 
local governments for infrastructure investments, the Governor, 
mayor, or other chief executive, as appropriate, shall certify 
that the infrastructure investment has received the full review 
and vetting required by law and that the chief executive 
accepts responsibility that the infrastructure investment is an 
appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Such certification shall 
include a description of the investment, the estimated total 
cost, and the amount of covered funds to be used, and shall be 
posted on a website [and linked to the website established by 
section 1526]. A State or local agency may not receive 
infrastructure investment funding from funds made available in 
this Act unless this certification is made and posted.




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
SEC. 1512. REPORTS ON USE OF FUNDS.

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(c) Recipient Reports.--Not later than 10 days after the 
end of each calendar quarter, each recipient that received 
recovery funds from a Federal agency shall submit a report to 
that agency that contains--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(d) Agency Reports.--Not later than 30 days after the end 
of each calendar quarter, each agency that made recovery funds 
available to any recipient shall make the information in 
reports submitted under subsection (c) publicly available by 
posting the information on a website.]
    (d) Agency Reports.--Starting October 1, 2013, each agency 
that made recovery funds available to any recipient shall make 
available to the public detailed spending data as prescribed by 
the Office of Management and Budget and pursuant to the Federal 
Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 
109-282).
    (e) Other Reports.--The Congressional Budget Office and the 
Government Accountability Office shall comment on the 
information described in subsection (c)(3)(D) for any reports 
submitted under subsection (c). Such comments shall be due 
within 45 days after such reports are submitted.
    (f) Compliance.--Within 180 days of enactment, as a 
condition of receipt of funds under this Act, Federal agencies 
shall require any recipient of such funds to provide the 
information required under subsection (c).
    (g) Guidance.--Federal agencies, in coordination with the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall provide 
for user-friendly means for recipients of covered funds to meet 
the requirements of this section.
    (h) Registration.--Funding recipients required to report 
information per subsection (c)(4) must register with the 
Central Contractor Registration database or complete other 
registration requirements as determined by the Director of the 
Office of anagement and Budget.




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
SEC. 1514. INSPECTOR GENERAL REVIEWS.

    (a) Reviews.--Any inspector general of a Federal department 
or executive agency shall review, as appropriate, any concerns 
raised by the public about specific investments using funds 
made available in this Act. Any findings of such reviews not 
related to an ongoing criminal proceeding shall be relayed 
immediately to the head of the department or agency concerned. 
In addition, the findings of such reviews, along with any 
audits conducted by any inspector general of funds made 
available in this Act, shall be posted on the inspector 
general's website [and linked to the website established by 
section 1526], except that portions of reports may be redacted 
to the extent the portions would disclose information that is 
protected from public disclosure under sections 552 and 552a of 
title 5, United States Code.




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
       Subtitle B--Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board





           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
SEC. 1523. FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

    (a) * * *




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
    (b) Reports.--* * *
            (1) * * *


        

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            (4) Public availability.--
                    (A) In general.--All reports submitted 
                under this subsection shall be made publicly 
                available and posted on [the website 
                established by section 1526] a public website.


                

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
SEC. 1530. TERMINATION OF THE BOARD.

    The Board shall terminate on September 30, [2013] 2015.
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                   DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOME RULE ACT

                     TITLE IV--THE DISTRICT CHARTER


            PART D--DISTRICT BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

               Subpart 1--Budget and Financial Management


                ENACTMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS BY CONGRESS

    Sec. 446. [D.C. Official Code Sec. 1-204.46] The Council, 
within 56 calendar days after receipt of the budget proposal 
from the Mayor, and after public hearing, shall by act adopt 
the annual budget for the District of Columbia government. Any 
supplements thereto shall also be adopted by act by the Council 
after public hearing. [Such budget so adopted shall be 
submitted by the Mayor to the President for transmission by him 
to the Congress.] The Mayor shall submit to the President of 
the United States for transmission to Congress the portion of 
the budget so adopted with respect to Federal funds and the 
Mayor shall notify the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
and the President of the Senate, as to the portion of the 
budget so adopted with respect to local funds; provided, that 
in a control year (as defined in section 305(4) of the District 
of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance 
Act of 1995 (D.C. Official Code, sec. 47-393(4)), the Mayor 
shall submit to the President of the United States for 
transmission to Congress the budget so adopted. Except as 
provided in section 445A(b), section 467(d), section 471(c), 
section 472(d)(2), section 475(e)(2), section 483(d), and 
section 490(f), (g), (h)(3), and (i)(3), [D.C. Official Code 
Sec. 1-204.45a(b), Sec. 1-204.67(d), Sec. 1-204.71(c), Sec. 1-
204.72(d)(2), Sec. 1-204.75(e)(2), Sec. 1-204.83(d), and 
subsections (f), (g), (h)(3), and (i)(3) of Sec. Sec. 1-204.90] 
no amount may be obligated or expended by any officer or 
employee of the District of Columbia government unless such 
amount has been approved by Act of Congress, and then only 
according to such Act: Provided, That, notwithstanding any 
other provision of this Act, effective for fiscal year 2013, 
and for each succeeding fiscal year, during a period in which 
there is an absence of a Federal appropriations Act authorizing 
the expenditure of District of Columbia local funds, the 
District of Columbia may obligate and expend local funds for 
programs and activities at the rate set forth in the Budget 
Request Act adopted by the Council, or a reprogramming adopted 
pursuant to this section. Notwithstanding any other provision 
of this Act, [the Mayor shall not transmit any annual budget or 
amendments or supplements thereto, to the President of the 
United States] the Mayor shall not submit to the President of 
the United States, or, for a fiscal year which is not a control 
year, notify the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 
the President of the Senate regarding, any annual budget or 
amendments or supplements thereto until the completion of the 
budget procedures contained in this Act. After the adoption of 
the annual budget for a fiscal year (beginning with the annual 
budget for fiscal year 1995), no reprogramming of amounts in 
the budget may occur unless the Mayor submits to the Council a 
request for such reprogramming and the Council approves the 
request, but only if any additional expenditures provided under 
such request for an activity are offset by reductions in 
expenditures for another activity.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


       ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT AMOUNTS NOT INCLUDED IN ANNUAL BUDGET

    Sec. 446B. [D.C. Official Code Sec. 1-204.46b] (a) * * *


    

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
            (f) * * *

                    BUDGET AND FISCAL YEAR AUTONOMY

    Sec. 446C. (a) Budget Autonomy.--Notwithstanding the fourth 
sentence of section 446 of the Home Rule Act (D.C. Official 
Code, sec. 1-204.46), the second and third sentences of section 
447 of the Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.47), 
section 602(c) of the Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 
1-206.02(c)), or sections 816 and 817 of the Financial Services 
and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 (D.C. Official 
Code, secs. 47-369.01 and 47-369.02), upon the enactment by the 
District of Columbia of the annual budget, or any amendments or 
supplements thereto, for a fiscal year, officers and employees 
of the District of Columbia government may obligate and expend 
District of Columbia funds and hire employees in accordance 
with that budget.
    (b) Fiscal Year Autonomy.--Notwithstanding section 441 of 
the Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.41), the 
fiscal year of the District government and any entity of the 
District government shall commence and end on such dates as may 
be established by the District of Columbia.
    (c) Exception for Control Year.--Subsection (a) shall not 
apply in the case of any fiscal year that is a control year, as 
defined in section 305(4) of the District of Columbia Financial 
Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995 (D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 47-393(4)).
    (d) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with respect 
to fiscal year 2014 and each succeeding fiscal year.

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL

  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                            ----------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  in   Committee    Amount  in
                                                              guidance\1\      bill       guidance       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee guidance
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the budget resolution
 for 2014: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General
 Government:
    Mandatory..............................................            NA       21,229           NA    \2\21,223
    Discretionary..........................................        23,031       23,190           NA    \2\24,186
        Security...........................................            27           27           NA           NA
        Nonsecurity........................................        23,004       23,163           NA           NA
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2014...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........    \3\39,449
    2015...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........        4,355
    2016...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........          869
    2017...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........          306
    2018 and future years..................................  ............  ...........  ...........          194
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA          653           NA          445
 2014......................................................

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\There is no section 302(a) allocation to the Committee on Appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
\2\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\3\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.

NOTE.--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for disaster relief funding and in accordance with
  section 251(b)(2)(D) of the BBEDCA of 1985, the Committee anticipates that the Budget Committee will provide,
  at the appropriate time, 302(a) allocation for the Committee on Appropriations reflecting an upward adjustment
  of $159,000,000 in budget authority plus associated outlays.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2014
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2013         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2014
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                     Departmental Offices

Salaries and expenses.........................................          307,771           311,775           302,450            -5,321            -9,325
Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs......  ................            2,725             2,725            +2,725   ................
Office of Inspector General...................................           29,582            31,351            32,000            +2,418              +649
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.............          151,393           149,538           156,375            +4,982            +6,837
Special Inspector General for TARP............................           41,716            34,923            34,923            -6,793   ................
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network..........................          110,566           103,909           112,000            +1,434            +8,091
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Departmental Offices..........................          641,028           634,221           640,473              -555            +6,252

Treasury Forfeiture Fund (rescission).........................         -950,000          -950,000        -1,200,000          -250,000          -250,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Departmental Offices.............................         -308,972          -315,779          -559,527          -250,555          -243,748
                                                               =========================================================================================
Financial Management Service..................................          217,369   ................  ................         -217,369   ................
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau......................           99,678            96,211           100,678            +1,000            +4,467
Bureau of the Public Debt.....................................          172,290   ................  ................         -172,290   ................
Bureau of the Fiscal Service..................................  ................          360,165           360,165          +360,165   ................
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program               220,558           224,936           230,000            +9,442            +5,064
 Account......................................................
Payment of Government Losses in Shipment......................            2,000             2,000             2,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Department of the Treasury, non-IRS..............          402,923           367,533           133,316          -269,607          -234,217
                                                               =========================================================================================
                   Internal Revenue Service

Taxpayer services.............................................        2,235,224         2,412,576         2,316,246           +81,022           -96,330

Enforcement...................................................        5,288,768         5,420,883         5,342,980           +54,212           -77,903
    Enhanced tax enforcement activities.......................  ................          245,904   ................  ................         -245,904
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        5,288,768         5,666,787         5,342,980           +54,212          -323,807

Operations support............................................        3,939,521         4,314,757         4,109,506          +169,985          -205,251
    Enhanced tax enforcement activities.......................  ................          166,086   ................  ................         -166,086
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        3,939,521         4,480,843         4,109,506          +169,985          -371,337

Business systems modernization................................          329,550           300,827           300,827           -28,723   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Internal Revenue Service.........................       11,793,063        12,861,033        12,069,559          +276,496          -791,474
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department of the Treasury..............       12,195,986        13,228,566        12,202,875            +6,889        -1,025,691
          Appropriations......................................      (13,145,986)      (13,766,576)      (13,402,875)        (+256,889)        (-363,701)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-950,000)        (-950,000)      (-1,200,000)        (-250,000)        (-250,000)
                                                               =========================================================================================
     TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS
                 APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

                        The White House

Salaries and expenses.........................................           56,860            55,110            55,110            -1,750   ................
    Compensation of the President.............................              450               450               450   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           57,310            55,560            55,560            -1,750   ................

Executive Residence at the White House:
    Operating expenses........................................           13,398            12,768            12,768              -630   ................
    White House repair and restoration........................              749               750               750                +1   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           14,147            13,518            13,518              -629   ................

Council of Economic Advisers..................................            4,184             4,192             4,192                +8   ................
National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.......           13,022            12,621            12,621              -401   ................
Office of Administration......................................          112,726           113,135           113,135              +409   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, The White House..................................          201,389           199,026           199,026            -2,363   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Office of Management and Budget...............................           89,277            93,397            93,397            +4,120   ................

            Office of National Drug Control Policy

Salaries and expenses.........................................           24,451            22,647            23,000            -1,451              +353
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.................          238,045           193,400           238,522              +477           +45,122
Other Federal Drug Control Programs...........................          105,339            95,376           105,550              +211           +10,174
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of National Drug Control Policy...........          367,835           311,423           367,072              -763           +55,649
                                                               =========================================================================================
Unanticipated needs...........................................              986             1,000             1,000               +14   ................
Data-driven innovation........................................  ................           14,000             6,000            +6,000            -8,000
Integrated, efficient and effective uses of information                   4,990   ................            8,000            +3,010            +8,000
 technology...................................................

Special Assistance to the President and Official Residence of
 the Vice President:
    Salaries and expenses.....................................            4,319             4,328             4,328                +9   ................
    Operating expenses........................................              306               307               307                +1   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................            4,625             4,635             4,635               +10   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title II, Executive Office of the President and            669,102           623,481           679,130           +10,028           +55,649
       Funds Appropriated the President.......................
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                   TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

              Supreme Court of the United States

Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of Justices......................................            2,207             2,213             2,213                +6   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           72,477            72,625            72,625              +148   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................           74,684            74,838            74,838              +154   ................

Care of the building and grounds..............................            8,143            11,635            11,158            +3,015              -477
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Supreme Court of the United States...............           82,827            86,473            85,996            +3,169              -477
                                                               =========================================================================================
    United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges........................................            2,524             2,532             2,532                +8   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           29,938            30,823            30,823              +885   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal              32,462            33,355            33,355              +893   ................
       Circuit................................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
          United States Court of International Trade

Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges........................................            1,715             1,727             1,727               +12   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................           19,690            20,246            19,651               -39              -595
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, U.S. Court of International Trade................           21,405            21,973            21,378               -27              -595
                                                               =========================================================================================
    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial
                           Services


Salaries and expenses:
    Salaries of judges and bankruptcy judges..................          338,037           353,062           353,062           +15,025   ................
    Other salaries and expenses...............................        4,677,918         4,817,177         4,736,107           +58,189           -81,070
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................        5,015,955         5,170,239         5,089,169           +73,214           -81,070

Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund........................            4,990             5,327             5,327              +337   ................
Defender services.............................................        1,037,920         1,068,623         1,098,446           +60,526           +29,823
Fees of jurors and commissioners..............................           51,804            54,414            54,891            +3,087              +477
Court security................................................          499,000           524,338           520,278           +21,278            -4,060
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other            6,609,669         6,822,941         6,768,111          +158,442           -54,830
       Judicial Services......................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
       Administrative Office of the United States Courts

Salaries and expenses.........................................           82,743            85,354            83,601              +858            -1,753

                    Federal Judicial Center

Salaries and expenses.........................................           26,946            27,664            26,400              -546            -1,264

                   Judicial Retirement Funds

Payment to Judiciary Trust Funds..............................          125,464           126,931           126,931            +1,467   ................

              United States Sentencing Commission

Salaries and expenses.........................................           16,467            17,016            16,637              +170              -379
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title III, the Judiciary.........................        6,997,983         7,221,707         7,162,409          +164,426           -59,298
                                                               =========================================================================================
                TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support..................           29,940            35,000            35,000            +5,060   ................
Federal payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs in             24,651            14,900            14,900            -9,751   ................
 the District of Columbia.....................................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts............          232,375           222,667           232,137              -238            +9,470
Federal Payment for Defender Services in District of Columbia            54,890            49,890            49,890            -5,000   ................
 Courts.......................................................
Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision          212,557           227,968           227,968           +15,411   ................
 Agency for the District of Columbia..........................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Public Defender              37,167            40,607            40,607            +3,440   ................
 Service......................................................
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer              14,970            14,500            14,500              -470   ................
 Authority....................................................
Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council..            1,796             1,800             1,800                +4   ................
Federal Payment for Judicial Commissions......................              499               500               500                +1   ................
Federal Payment for School Improvement........................           59,880            52,200            42,200           -17,680           -10,000
Federal Payment for the D.C. National Guard...................              374               500               500              +126   ................
Federal Payment for Redevelopment of the St. Elizabeth's        ................            9,800             9,800            +9,800   ................
 Hospital Campus..............................................
Federal Payment for Testing and Treatment of HIV/AIDS.........            4,990             5,000             5,000               +10   ................
Federal payment for D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities  ................            1,000   ................  ................           -1,000
 Grants.......................................................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Title IV, District of Columbia...................          674,089           676,332           674,802              +713            -1,530
                                                               =========================================================================================
              TITLE V--OTHER INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Administrative Conference of the United States................            2,894             3,200             3,200              +306   ................
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation....................              449   ................              150              -299              +150
Commodity Futures Trading Commission..........................          204,883           315,000           315,000          +110,117   ................
Consumer Product Safety Commission............................          114,271           117,000           117,000            +2,729   ................

                Election Assistance Commission

Salaries and expenses.........................................           11,477            11,063            11,063              -414   ................

               Federal Communications Commission

Salaries and expenses.........................................          339,844           359,299           359,299           +19,455   ................
Offsetting fee collections--current year......................         -339,844          -359,299          -359,299           -19,455   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Direct appropriation......................................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Office of Inspector              (34,568)          (34,568)          (34,568)  ................  ................
 General (by transfer)........................................
Federal Election Commission...................................           66,234            65,791            66,395              +161              +604
Federal Labor Relations Authority.............................           24,674            25,490            25,490              +816   ................

                   Federal Trade Commission

Salaries and expenses.........................................          310,940           301,000           301,000            -9,940   ................
Offsetting fee collections--current year......................         -115,000          -103,000          -197,000           -82,000           -94,000
Offsetting fee collections, telephone database................          -15,000           -15,000           -15,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Direct appropriation......................................          180,940           183,000            89,000           -91,940           -94,000

                General Services Administration

                    Federal Buildings Fund

Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Construction and acquisition of facilities................           50,000           816,167           816,167          +766,167   ................
    Repairs and alterations...................................          280,000         1,302,382         1,261,382          +981,382           -41,000
    Construction and repair...................................  ................  ................           41,000           +41,000           +41,000
    Installment acquisition payments..........................          126,801           113,470           113,470           -13,331   ................
    Rental of space...........................................        5,210,198         5,387,109         5,387,109          +176,911   ................
    Building operations.......................................        2,350,968         2,331,432         2,331,432           -19,536   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Limitations on availability of revenue........        8,017,967         9,950,560         9,950,560        +1,932,593   ................

Repayment of debt.............................................           87,620   ................  ................          -87,620   ................
Rental income to fund.........................................       -9,777,590        -9,950,560        -9,950,560          -172,970   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal Buildings Fund...........................       -1,672,003   ................  ................       +1,672,003   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Government-wide policy........................................           60,993            62,548            62,548            +1,555   ................
Operating expenses............................................           69,361            64,453            64,453            -4,908   ................
Office of Inspector General...................................           57,884            62,908            62,908            +5,024   ................
Electronic Government Fund....................................           12,375            20,150            20,150            +7,775   ................
Allowances and office staff for former Presidents.............            3,663             3,550             3,550              -113   ................
Federal Citizen Services Fund.................................           34,032            34,804            34,804              +772   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General Services Administration..................       -1,433,695           248,413           248,413        +1,682,108   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation.........................              747   ................              750                +3              +750

                Merit Systems Protection Board

Salaries and expenses.........................................           40,177            40,070            42,740            +2,563            +2,670
Limitation on administrative expenses.........................            2,340             2,345             2,345                +5   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Merit Systems Protection Board...................           42,517            42,415            45,085            +2,568            +2,670
                                                               =========================================================================================
        Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Trust Fund...............            2,196             2,100             2,100               -96   ................
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.........................            3,784             3,600             3,600              -184   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation..            5,980             5,700             5,700              -280   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
         National Archives and Records Administration

Operating expenses............................................          372,553           370,706           370,706            -1,847   ................
    Reduction of debt.........................................          -17,000           -18,000           -18,000            -1,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal................................................          355,553           352,706           352,706            -2,847   ................

Office of the Inspector General...............................            4,092             4,130             4,130               +38   ................
Repairs and restoration.......................................            9,082             8,000             8,000            -1,082   ................
National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants            4,990             3,000             5,000               +10            +2,000
 Program......................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, National Archives and Records Administration.....          373,717           367,836           369,836            -3,881            +2,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
             National Credit Union Administration

Community Development Revolving Loan Fund.....................            1,245             1,128             1,128              -117   ................
Office of Government Ethics...................................           18,627            15,325            15,325            -3,302   ................

                Office of Personnel Management

Salaries and expenses.........................................           97,578            95,757            95,757            -1,821   ................
    Limitation on administrative expenses.....................          112,291           118,578           118,578            +6,287   ................
Office of Inspector General...................................            3,136             4,684             4,684            +1,548   ................
    Limitation on administrative expenses.....................           21,132            21,340            21,340              +208   ................
Govt Payment for Annuitants, Employees Health Benefits........       10,818,000        11,404,000        11,404,000          +586,000   ................
Govt Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance..........           51,000            53,000            53,000            +2,000   ................
Payment to Civil Svc Retirement and Disability Fund...........        9,780,000         9,178,000         9,178,000          -602,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of Personnel Management...................       20,883,137        20,875,359        20,875,359            -7,778   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Office of Special Counsel.....................................           18,934            20,639            20,639            +1,705   ................
Postal Regulatory Commission..................................           14,275            14,304            14,304               +29   ................
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board...................              898             3,100             4,100            +3,202            +1,000
Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board................           28,293            12,500            20,000            -8,293            +7,500

Securities and Exchange Commission............................        1,321,000         1,674,000         1,674,000          +353,000   ................
    SEC fees..................................................       -1,321,000        -1,674,000        -1,674,000          -353,000   ................
Selective Service System......................................           23,936            24,134            22,900            -1,036            -1,234

                 Small Business Administration

Entreprenuerial development programs..........................  ................  ................          211,490          +211,490          +211,490
Salaries and expenses.........................................          416,513           485,923           254,833          -161,680          -231,090
Office of Inspector General...................................           16,234            19,400            19,400            +3,166   ................
Office of Advocacy............................................            9,102             8,455             8,455              -647   ................

Business Loans Program Account:
    Direct loans subsidy......................................            3,671             4,600             4,600              +929   ................
    Guaranteed loans subsidy..................................          332,933           107,000           107,000          -225,933   ................
    Administrative expenses...................................          147,662           151,560           151,560            +3,898   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Business loans program account...................          484,266           263,160           263,160          -221,106   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================

Disaster Loans Program Account:
    Administrative expenses...................................          117,065            33,250            33,250           -83,815   ................
        Disaster relief category..............................  ................          158,650           158,650          +158,650   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Disaster loans program account...............          117,065           191,900           191,900           +74,835   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total, Small Business Administration................        1,043,180           968,838           949,238           -93,942           -19,600
                                                               =========================================================================================
                 United States Postal Service

Payment to the Postal Service Fund:
    Advance appropriations....................................           78,153            70,751            70,751            -7,402   ................
Office of Inspector General...................................          240,985           241,468           241,468              +483   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, United States Postal Service.....................          319,138           312,219           312,219            -6,919   ................

United States Tax Court.......................................           50,977            52,653            52,653            +1,676   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title V, Independent Agencies....................       21,997,728        23,685,107        23,584,947        +1,587,219          -100,160
          Appropriations......................................      (21,919,575)      (23,455,706)      (23,355,546)      (+1,435,971)        (-100,160)
          Advances............................................          (78,153)          (70,751)          (70,751)          (-7,402)  ................
      (By transfer)...........................................          (34,568)          (34,568)          (34,568)  ................  ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                     OTHER APPROPRIATIONS

  Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-2)

                General Services Administration

                    Federal Buildings Fund

Repairs and alterations (emergency)...........................            7,000   ................  ................           -7,000   ................

                 Small Business Administration

Salaries and expenses (emergency).............................           20,000   ................  ................          -20,000   ................
Office of Inspector General (emergency).......................            5,000   ................  ................           -5,000   ................

Disaster Loans Program Account:
    Direct loan subsidy (emergency)...........................          520,000   ................  ................         -520,000   ................
    Administrative expenses (emergency).......................          259,000   ................  ................         -259,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Disaster Loans Program Account...................          779,000   ................  ................         -779,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Small Business Administration....................          804,000   ................  ................         -804,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, Other Appropriations.............................          811,000   ................  ................         -811,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Grand total.............................................       43,345,888        45,435,193        44,304,163          +958,275        -1,131,030
          Appropriations......................................      (43,406,735)      (45,743,802)      (45,274,762)      (+1,868,027)        (-469,040)
          Rescissions.........................................        (-950,000)        (-950,000)      (-1,200,000)        (-250,000)        (-250,000)
          Emergency appropriations............................         (811,000)  ................  ................        (-811,000)  ................
          Advances............................................          (78,153)          (70,751)          (70,751)          (-7,402)  ................
      (By transfer)...........................................          (34,568)          (34,568)          (34,568)  ................  ................
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