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House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment (08/11/1988)

(House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment, roll call #290 (270-32))

Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1988 - Title I: Dire Emergency Program Supplementals - Makes FY 1988 supplemental appropriations to the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration for State unemployment insurance and employment service operations. Makes this additional amount available for obligation from July 1, 1988, through June 30, 1989.

Transfers funds from the Employment Security Administration's revolving fund as advances to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund and for trade adjustment assistance.

Transfers from the Business Loan and Investment Fund additional FY 1988 appropriations for salaries and expenses of the Small Business Administration. Limits FY 1988 outlays resulting from the use of these funds.

Transfers monies from various funds within the Department of Transportation to provide supplemental FY 1988 appropriations to pay operating expenses of the Coast Guard. Makes these additional amounts available through FY 1989.

Rescinds a specified amount of unobligated contract authority available to the Federal Aviation Administration for airport development and planning.

Appropriates supplemental FY 1988 funds to the Department of Justice for a deficiency in the U.S. Marshals Service and for the following activities associated with the Mariel Cuban prisoner riots: (1) legal activities in support of U.S. prisoners (partly derived from fund transfers); and (2) salaries and expenses of the Community Relations Service and of the Federal Prison System.

Makes FY 1988 supplemental appropriations to the Department of Defense-Civil for emergency activities of the Army Corps of Engineers-Civil in connection with drought relief in the Mississippi River Basin. Directs the Secretary of the Army, through the Chief of Engineers, to undertake specific activities in this connection.

Urges the Department of Agriculture to use all of its authority to enable farmers to stay in business and prevent foreclosure.

Appropriates FY 1988 supplemental funds to the Department of Agriculture for: (1) salaries and expenses of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service; and (2) watershed and flood prevention operations of the Soil Conservation Service. Derives the additional funds in both cases through fund transfers.

Appropriates FY 1988 supplemental amounts to the Department of Health and Human Services for salaries and expenses of the Food and Drug Administration for product emergencies and AIDS work.

Appropriates FY 1988 supplemental amounts to the President, to be used by the Department of State for refugee assistance under the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962. Earmarks a minimum amount for Soviet and other Eastern European refugees.

Makes available until expended appropriations enacted in the Department of Commerce Appropriation Act, 1988 for periodic censuses and programs of the Bureau of the Census.

Authorizes transfers of Department of Defense FY 1988 funds to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to fund increased workload relating to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty implementation.

Permits FY 1988 Department of State appropriations to be used without reimbursement in connection with work done by that Department's inspector general acting as the inspector general of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Declares that the Department of Energy's 30-day notice period for congressional review of the sale of the Great Plains gasification plant shall not begin before August 25, 1988.

Amends the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1988 to revise appropriations to the Board for International Broadcasting.

Transfers funds within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to provide supplemental appropriations for research and program management.

Appropriates FY 1988 supplemental funds to the Veterans Administration for compensation and pensions.

Title II: General Provisions - Prohibits obligation beyond FY 1988 of any funds appropriated in this Act, unless expressly provided otherwise.