Summary: H.R.4781 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Senate receded and concurred with amendment (09/30/1988)

(Senate receded and concurred in certain House amendments with amendments)

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1989 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for military and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for the operation and maintenance of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the defense agencies, including their respective reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guards. Appropriates funds for the Army's National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, the Court of Military Appeals, environmental restoration (including a transfer of funds), and for humanitarian assistance.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for the procurement by the Army of aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, and ammunition, and for other procurement.

Appropriates funds to the Navy for procurement of aircraft and weapons, for shipbuilding and conversion, and for other procurement.

Appropriates funds for Marine Corps procurement.

Appropriates funds for procurement by the Air Force of aircraft and missiles and for other procurement.

Appropriates funds for: (1) National Guard and Reserve equipment; (2) procurement by the defense agencies; and (3) Defense Production Act purchases.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for research, development, test, and evaluation by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and defense agencies (including a transfer of funds for the latter).

Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to specified congressional committees on funds not requested but made available under this Act to only one identified educational institution for a program, project, or activity. Prohibits the expenditure of such funds for 90 days after such committees receive such report. Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Developmental Test and Evaluation, and the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation.

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for the armed forces and defense stock funds.

Title VI: Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense - Appropriates funds for the destruction of the U.S. stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions.

Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, the Intelligence Community Staff, drug interdiction (including a transfer of funds), and for special operations forces.

Title VIII: General Provisions - Prohibits the use of appropriations for unauthorized publicity or propaganda.

Authorizes the Secretaries of Defense and of the military departments to procure the services of experts and consultants if advantageous to the national defense. Exempts the Department of Defense (DOD) from the prohibition against employing non-citizens.

Directs the Secretary of Defense and each agency of DOD to assist American small and minority-owned businesses in their participation in defense contracts.

Provides that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act may remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly so provided.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for specified practices, including: (1) proficiency flying; and (2) excess household goods shipping and storage.

Prohibits the obligation of more than 20 percent of funds appropriated by this Act during the last two months of the fiscal year, except as specified.

Permits DOD and defense agencies to accept the use of real property and services from foreign countries in accordance with mutual defense agreements or occupational arrangements or as reciprocal international courtesies. Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to the Congress and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the properties and services received.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for the procurement of any food, clothing, specified cloth (including cotton, silk, and wool) or synthetic fabrics, or specified metals not grown, produced, or processed within the United States, with specified exceptions.

Permits the use of appropriations for uniforms or uniform allowances for civilian employees.

Limits the funds available for legislative liaison activities of DOD.

Earmarks appropriations for the procurement of commercial transportation services from carriers participating in the civil reserve air fleet program.

Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest and with the approval of OMB, to transfer and merge specified working capital funds. Directs the Secretary to notify the Congress of all transfers. Limits the cash balances which may be maintained in such funds.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) the initiation of a special access program without prior notification to the Appropriations and Armed Services Committees; (2) the preparation of a request to the Appropriations Committees for reprogramming of funds, except as specified; (3) certain claims for physicians or provider reimbursement for medical services provided under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); (4) public affairs activities exceeding a specified amount; (5) planning or executing programs which utilize funds credited to DOD as payments for defense articles under provisions of the Arms Export Control Act; (6) Senior ROTC units which have had classes with insufficient enrollment; (7) programs of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) beyond FY 1990, with specified exceptions; and (8) military personnel costs associated with morale, welfare, and recreational activities.

Permits the Secretary to contract with collection agencies to recover indebtedness owed to the United States.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for: (1) certain noncompetitive contracts for studies and consulting services, unless certain unique elements are present; (2) nonreimbursed medical care in the United States furnished to foreign military or diplomatic personnel or their dependents; (3) certain second career training programs; (4) the demilitarization of surplus nonautomatic firearms of less than a specified caliber; (5) certain multiyear contracts utilizing economic order quantity procurement or unfunded contingent liabilities in excess of a specified amount; and (6) excessive per diem in lieu of subsistence when an enlisted member is in a travel status. Specifies defense articles which may be procured under multiyear procurement contracts using FY 1989 appropriations.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for: (1) waivers of certain cost recovery under the Arms Export Control Act, unless the Appropriations Committees are given advance notice; (2) the transfer of military equipment or data related to the manufacture of such equipment to a foreign country, without approval of such transfer by the Secretary of the military department involved; (3) unjustified intelligence activity, unless the Appropriations Committees are notified; (4) the purchase of foreign coal or coke for U.S. defense facilities in Europe when U.S. coal is available; and (5) the appointment or compensation of more than 39 individuals in DOD Executive Schedule positions.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) leasing DOD aircraft or vehicles to non-Federal agencies when commercial alternatives are available; (2) congressional lobbying; (3) certain multiyear leasing or chartering of vessels without prior submission to the Appropriations Committees; (4) the operation of more than 245 commissaries in the contiguous United States; (5) procuring certain foreign-manufactured aircraft ejection seats; (6) the pay of certain nonmilitary Army Reserve technicians; (7) purchasing dogs or cats to study the medical treatment of wounds; (8) full-scale engineering development of any major acquisition program, until the Secretary certifies to the Appropriations Committees that two or more production sources are not necessary, or provides such Committees a plan for the development of two or more sources; and (9) the floating storage of petroleum in non-U.S. vessels.

Earmarks funds for the Civil Air Patrol.

Permits the use of funds for removing feral burros and horses.

Permits the appropriation of funds for humanitarian and civic assistance costs incident to authorized operations of the armed forces.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force to retain in active status certain officers who need such status in order to maintain employment as a National Guard or Reserve technician.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that competition should be increased in providing for our national defense.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to pay a dislocation allowance in excess of one month's basic allowance for quarters.

Prohibits DOD funds from being obligated or expended to contract out any activity currently performed by the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to make contributions to the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund for educational assistance for a member of the armed services who receives an enlistment bonus.

Directs DOD to conduct a pilot test project of providing home health care to certain military dependents.

Limits the availability of appropriations for postsecondary educational costs for off-duty training of military personnel to specified percentages of such costs.

Prohibits funds appropriated by this Act from being available to pay more than 50 percent of a lump-sum reenlistment bonus to any member.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for conversion to contractor performance of an activity or function of DOD that is currently performed by more than ten DOD civilian employees until a cost analysis on such performance is completed and certified to the Appropriations Committees.

Permits transfers of funds from one appropriation account to another for the lease or purchase of automatic data processing equipment if the Secretary reports such transfer to the Appropriations Committees within a specified time.

Makes appropriations available to exchange or furnish mapping, charting, or geodetic data, supplies, or services to a foreign country pursuant to an agreement for the exchange of such services.

Prohibits the use of funds for the procurement of 120mm mortars or ammunition for such mortars if manufactured outside the United States.

Permits the use of DOD funds at sites formerly used by DOD for removal of unsafe buildings or debris, under certain conditions.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to carry out a program to paint a naval vessel with a certain type of paint until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies that the paint does not pose an unacceptable hazard to the marine environment.

Makes funds available to DOD for the productivity-based incentive awards programs for civilian employees.

Prohibits funds appropriated to the Army in this Act from being obligated or expended for depot maintenance of equipment unless a specified Army civilian personnel strength level is maintained.

Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act for the purchase of Federal Supply Classes of machine tools (listed in numbered categories) for use in DOD which were not manufactured in the United States or Canada. Authorizes the waiver of such prohibition when adequate supplies of such machine tools do not exist.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the acquisition of major automated information systems which have not successfully completed specified oversight reviews.

Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being obligated or expended for the procurement, modification, or product improvement or qualification of the five-inch semi-active laser guided projectile.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the payment of salaries of any persons who authorize the transfer of unobligated and deobligated funds into the Reserve for Contingencies of the CIA.

Requires funds appropriated under this Act for CIA construction projects to remain available until expended.

Directs the Secretary to conduct through CHAMPUS a demonstration project on the treatment of alcoholism designed to compare the use of chemical aversion therapy with the use of other treatments. Requires a report from the Secretary to the Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, and specifies other conditions in connection with the demonstration project.

Prohibits the availability of funds appropriated by this Act for the operation and maintenance of contractor-owned primary health care facilities, unless the DOD Inspector General agrees to inspect, audit, and evaluate such clinics.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to use specified funds to charter ships for use as auxiliary minesweepers, under specified conditions.

Prohibits the availability of funds appropriated by this Act for the awarding of a contract for the CHAMPUS Reform Initiative that exceeds a specified cost, plus normal adjustments for price and program growth.

Describes the extent of State and local preemption to be enjoyed by Federal contracts which relate to the nature and extent of health insurance coverage and benefits for military personnel and their dependents.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) use by the Defense Logistics Agency to assign a supervisor's title or grade when the number of people he or she supervises is considered as a basis for such determination; (2) contributions to the DOD Education Benefits Fund for the future costs of educational assistance programs for certain veterans and members of the armed forces; and (3) basic pay and allowances for certain members of the armed forces participating as full-time students, when such time is credited towards completion of their service commitment.

Permits the use of appropriated funds to fully utilize the facilities at the U.S. Army Engineer's Waterways Experiment Station, with a specified exception.

Defines the phrase "program, project, and activity" for appropriations contained in this Act for purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act).

Earmarks specified funds appropriated to the Army under this Act for the Reserve Component Automation System (RCAS), with certain limitations on the expenditure of such earmarked funds.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the procurement of Tactical Army Combat Service Support Computer Systems, unless a certain condition is met.

Prohibits DOD funds from being obligated or expended for fixed-price contracts in excess of a specified amount for the development of a major system or subsystem, unless the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition makes certain written determinations.

Provides that monetary limitations on the purchase price of passenger motor vehicles shall not apply to vehicles purchased for certain intelligence activities.

Earmarks specified funds for the construction of classified military projects within the continental United States.

Makes funds available for Naval Aviation Depots to perform manufacturing in order to compete for production contracts of defense articles, under specified conditions.

Prohibits the use of funds of this Act for the procurement of certain welded shipboard anchor and mooring chains manufactured outside the United States.

Prohibits any funds available to DOD from being used to enter into any agreement to convert a heating facility at a military installation in Europe to district or natural gas heating pending completion of a study which determines the benefit, if any, of such conversions to the Soviet Union for the use of Soviet-supplied energy sources.

Requires DOD to exclude from diagnostic-related groups regulations inpatient hospital services in a hospital whose patients are predominately under 18 years of age and inpatient hospital services with respect to discharges involving infants, pediatric bone marrow transplants, children determined to be HIV positive, or pediatric cystic fibrosis, until DOD has resolved certain inequities relating to applying diagnosis related groups regulations to children's hospitals and neonatal care.

Authorizes the transfer of DOD funds to the operation and maintenance appropriations of the reserve components to provide military technician pay with the same sequestration exemption currently given to other military personnel accounts.

Prohibits any funds available to the Department of the Navy from being used to enter into any contract for the overhaul, repair, or maintenance of any naval vessel on the west coast which includes interport differential charges as a factor for the award of such contract.

Prohibits any DOD U.S.-homeported vessel from being overhauled, repaired, or maintained in a foreign shipyard outside of the United States, except for voyage repairs.

Prohibits any funds available to any entity of the U.S. Government from being obligated or expended during FY 1989 to provide funds or other assistance to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance unless in accordance with terms of the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 1989.

Authorizes DOD operation and maintenance funds to be available for claims authorized by law to be paid by DOD. Outlines the types of claims authorized to be so paid.

Prohibits funds provided in this Act from being obligated or expended for the procurement of certain remote sensing data except by the Defense Mapping Agency.

Prohibits DOD funds from being used for the procurement or product improvement of M30 heavy mortar or ammunition.

Earmarks specified Navy funds for Project Have Gaze.

Prohibits funds appropriated or made available by this Act from being expended to award a contract after the enactment of this Act under DOD overseas fuel procurement programs (including procurements in American Samoa and Guam) to a contractor other than a U.S. firm, with specified exceptions.

Directs the Secretary, no later than December 31, 1988, to report to the Congress on the causes and circumstances of all deaths of Navy personnel during Navy training since January 1, 1986, and on actions taken by the Secretary of the Navy to prevent any further deaths.

Requires funds appropriated in this Act to be available for reasonable costs incurred to promote American aerospace exports at domestic and international exhibits.

Requires FY 1989 pay raises to be absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.

Directs the Secretary to require that a provider of services under CHAMPUS also provide medical and dental services for members and certain former members in accordance with the same reimbursement rules as apply to regular CHAMPUS coverage.

Earmarks specified funds for the payment of bonuses of officers of the Army Nurse Corps, the Navy Nurse Corps, and officers designated as Air Force nurses. Outlines conditions for the payment of such bonuses.

Prohibits any funds available to DOD from being used to convert the Naval Avionics Center, Indianapolis, the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, and the Naval Air Engineering Center, Lakehurst, from operation under the Navy Industrial Fund to operation as a direct appropriation financed authority.

Directs the Secretary to make a specified amount of funds available to the U.S. Coast Guard for supplies, fuel, training assistance, medical support, and other operation support.

Earmarks specified funds for morale, welfare, and recreational activities, with specified conditions.

Limits the amount of civilian workyears to be funded by amounts under this Act.

Directs the Secretary, no later than December 1, 1988, to submit to the Appropriations Committees his evaluation of a report reviewing the unified and specified command headquarters undertaken by a study team under the direction of the Deputy Inspector General, DOD. Directs the Secretary to provide for implementation of recommendations contained in such study in the five-year defense program submitted to the Congress for FY 1990 through 1994.

Limits the rate of salary increases authorized to direct and indirect hire foreign national employees.

Requires the transfer of amounts from the Defense Stock Fund to the Operation and Maintenance appropriations contained in this Act for specified purposes.

Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to carry out an electromagnetic pulse program in the Chesapeake Bay area in connection with the Electromagnetic Pulse Radiation Environment Simulator for Ships, unless the Secretary makes certain certifications to the Congress regarding such program.

Authorizes funds provided to CHAMPUS under this Act to be used to conduct a pilot project to provide program modifications and efficiencies by amending up to two existing fiscal intermediary contracts, under certain conditions.

Prohibits funds available in this or any other Act from being used to alter the command structure for military forces in Alaska.

Requires the Secretary of Labor, in each DOD contract awarded in a State that is not contiguous to another State and which has an unemployment rate in excess of the national average, to include in the contract a provision requiring the contractor to employ individuals who are residents of such State and who possess or would be able to promptly acquire the skills necessary to perform such work. Allows such requirements to be waived in the interest of national security.

Limits the amount of funds available for the payment of unemployment compensation benefits.

Prohibits funds appropriated in this Act from being used to procure malt beverages and wines with nonappropriated funds for resale on a military installation located in the United States, unless such beverages or wines are procured in the State in which the installation is located.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the SDI program should be continued in order to maintain the basis for a strong deterrence; (2) the SDI program can enhance U.S. leverage in U.S.-Soviet arms reduction negotiations; (3) future research plans and budgets for SDI must be established using realistic projections of available sources and must not undercut other important DOD programs; and (4) the primary emphasis of SDI should be to explore promising new technologies which might have long-term potential to defend against a Soviet offensive nuclear threat.

Authorizes a reimbursement in variable housing allowance rates for members whose rates were reduced subsequent to January 1, 1988, under a specified provision of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1988. Limits the total funds available during FY 1989 for the payment of the variable housing allowance and for payment of the basic allowance for quarters.

Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to: (1) conduct a review of the long-term strategic interests of the United States overseas and the future requirements of assigning members of the armed forces to permanent duty outside the United States; (2) determine specific actions to be taken to assure a more balanced sharing of defense and foreign assistance spending by the United States and its allies; and (3) no later than March 1, 1989, report to the Congress the findings resulting from the review and the determinations.

Directs the President to appoint a special representative to conduct defense burdensharing negotiations directly with other member-nations of NATO, Japan, Korea, and other countries allied with the United States by treaty.

Directs the President to specify amounts necessary for the payment of certain enumerated costs in the DOD budgets submitted for fiscal years after FY 1989.

Limits the number of military personnel authorized to be assigned to duty stations in Japan and Korea as of September 30 of each fiscal year after FY 1989.

Provides that, after FY 1989, the portion of the costs incurred for DOD personnel and units in permanent duty stations outside the United States which exceeds the amount of such costs incurred in FY 1988 shall be defrayed only in a specified manner (including increased financial or inkind assistance made by allied countries as contributions toward mutual defense). Prohibits such costs to be defrayed by reducing amounts available for military personnel assigned to permanent duty stations within the United States. Outlines certain costs to be included and excluded by the Secretary when computing the excess cost amount.

Directs the Secretary to take such action as necessary to implement a specified program for the rehabilitation and conversion of current steam-generating plants at defense facilities to coal-consuming facilities using a specified amount of coal annually above the current level of consumption within DOD.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated in this Act for the payment of a travel and transportation allowance for dependents of members stationed overseas.

Earmarks specified funds for procurement of 20 Mobile Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles.

Transfers funds made available to the Department of the Army under this Act to the Bureau of Land Management for the relocation of a smoke-jumper facility at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Directs the Secretary to make various transfers of funds within DOD accounts.

Prohibits the Secretary from making available the Aegis weapon system to Japan for integration into a naval vessel unless construction of such vessel is performed in a U.S. shipyard.

Appropriates funds for the DDG-15 destroyer program and makes other specified funds available by transfer from certain other DOD accounts for use in such program.

Earmarks specified Navy funds for the dredging and emplacement of a portion of dredge material at the critical zone, Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

Directs the Secretary to take such action as necessary to assure that a minimum of 50 percent of the polyacrylonitrile carbon fiber requirement procured from domestic sources by 1992 (such percentage to be phased in between now and 1992).

Reduces the total amount appropriated to DOD by this Act by $30,000,000. Directs the Secretary to allocate such reduction amount in the procurement of research, development, test, and evaluation accounts of the armed forces and the defense agencies to reflect savings achieved as the result of: (1) discount air fares granted to Federal employees on official Government business; and (2) discount air fares available to Government contractor personnel traveling in connection with the performance of DOD contracts.

Prohibits any funds appropriated in this Act from being obligated to plan, design, or procure more than one type of Air Force trainer aircraft.

Requires all grantees receiving Federal funds for a program or project to release information which clearly states: (1) the percentage of the program involved which is federally funded; and (2) the dollar amount of such Federal funds.

Reduces by a specified amount the total amount appropriated to DOD by this Act, to reflect savings resulting from the decreased use of consulting services by DOD.

Defines as reimbursable costs certain expenses incurred by DOD on behalf of the Soviet Union in monitoring U.S. implementation of the INF Treaty.

Deletes a provision of Federal law allowing the Comptroller General to extend beyond 90 days the period of time in which to respond to a protest to a solicitation by a Federal agency for bids on a procurement contract.

Directs the Secretary of the Army to permit the city of Barling, Arkansas, to use the sewage treatment facilities at Fort Chaffee under an agreement requiring the city to pay a reasonable cost for the shared use of such facilities. Directs the Secretary to complete all necessary environmental assessments, studies, and reports in connection with the increased use of such facilities (due to such agreement) within 120 days after the enactment of this Act. Requires the Secretary to enter into and conclude negotiations with the city of Barling for such agreement within 150 days after the enactment of this Act.

Directs the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue a policy and regulations concerning conflict-of-interest standards and procedures in connection with consulting services. Outlines the types of consulting services to which such regulations shall apply. Directs the Comptroller General to make an assessment of such regulations through a required report to the Congress. Directs the President, before issuance of such regulations, to determine if their promulgation would have a significantly adverse effect on the accomplishments of the missions of DOD and other Federal agencies.

Earmarks specified DOD funds for National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships to be awarded on a competitive basis by the Secretary of Defense to U.S. citizens or nationals pursuing advanced degrees in fields of primary concern and interest to DOD.

Earmarks a specified amount (divided equally between the Army and the Air Force) for the testing and evaluation of low-profile antenna systems for ground-level communications.

Makes certain congressional findings regarding Soviet military action in Afghanistan and the perils encountered by foreign journalists reporting on such conflict. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to three named American reporters who were killed by Soviet troups in Afghanistan while filming documentaries and reports concerning such conflict.

Title IX: Assistance for the Nicaraguan Resistance - Expresses the policy of the United States to advance peace and democracy in Central America and to protect American security interests in the region. Expresses special conditions which would warrant expedited procedures for legislation concerning the transportation of previously-appropriated assistance currently being held in title for the use of the Nicaraguan Resistance. Places certain restrictions on the emergency transportation of such assistance to the Nicaraguan Resistance. Requires certain reports from the President and the Secretary of State when such emergency assistance is used or is planned to be used. Provides that no additional assistance (except as provided herein) may be provided to the Nicaraguan Resistance unless the Congress enacts a law specifically authorizing such assistance.

Directs the President to transfer to the Agency for International Development (AID) specified funds for the Nicaraguan Resistance, as well as funding to provide for the emergency transportation of such assistance. Transfers funds to the Administrator of AID for the provision of medical assistance to civilian victims in Nicaragua, to be transported and administered by the Catholic Church in Nicaragua.

Outlines the U.S. policy concerning the provision of economic assistance for Central America. Provides certain economic incentives for the Government of Nicaragua if such Government and the Nicarguan Resistance sign a comprehensive final agreement to provide for peace and democracy, including: (1) the termination of a trade embargo imposed against such country in May of 1985; (2) the transfer of funds to provide assistance for the relocation in Nicaragua and the reintegration into Nicaraguan civil society of members of the Nicaraguan Resistance; and (3) certain designations by the President of the United States which would provide trade benefits for the Government of Nicaragua. Defines the appropriations accounts available for the provision of such assistance to the Nicaraguan Resistance. Prohibits the use of any other funds to provide funds, materiel, or other assistance to the Nicaraguan Resistance to support military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua.

Outlines procedural steps to be followed by the Senate, the House of Reprensentatives, and their respective committees concerning the consideration and enactment of a joint resolution authorizing the transportation of assistance to the Nicaraguan Resistance.

Requires that, in implementing this title, AID and any other agency of the U.S. Government shall adopt standards, procedures, and controls for the accountability of funds comparable to those applicable with respect to assistance for the Nicaraguan Resistance as provided under a specified joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for FY 1988.

Revises provisions concerning oversight jurisdiction within the Senate and House of Representatives with regard to the provision of lethal and nonlethal military assistance.

Title X: Defense Authorizations - Provides that the provisions of H.R. 4481 of the 100th Congress, as contained in the conference report filed on September 28, 1988, are hereby enacted into law. Terminates this provision upon the enactment of such bill.

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1989 to increase certain authorization amounts contained in such Act, and to authorize FY 1989 appropriations to DOD to be available only for equipping and operating the Special Operations forces.