Summary: H.R.1463 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/19/1991)

Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act, 1991 - Title I: Meeting Our Economic Problems Coming from Changing Conditions with Essential Productive Jobs - Directs the appropriate congressional committees to study the current economic crisis, with emphasis on long-term recovery and and a strong private sector based on Government/industry partnership, and present their findings to the Congress by October 1, 1991, for appropriate action.

Declares that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Federal Open Market Committee should take necessary actions to achieve and maintain a level of interest rates low enough to achieve significant economic growth and reduce the current level of unemployment.

Makes appropriations for FY 1991, in order to create productive jobs and protect public investment, for various activities relating to: (1) Federal buildings; (2) interstate highways; (3) mass transportation; (4) rehabilitation of highway bridges crossing over Northeast corridor rail transportation properties; (5) railroad infrastructure and rights-of-way improvement; (6) veterans' medical facilities and services; (7) public housing modernization; (8) community development; (9) international trade competition; (10) local economic development; (11) small business loans and investments; (12) small business oriented employment or national resources development programs; (13) parks and recreational areas and facilities; (14) the National Forest System; (15) Indian health facilities; (16) Fish and Wildlife Service facilities; (17) rural development and resource conservation, including rural water and waste disposal; (18) soil conservation, including watershed and flood prevention operations; (19) Federal, State, and local prison modernization; (20) water resource and hydroelectric power, flood control, shore protection, harbor channel and navigable waterway maintenance; (21) reclamation and irrigation projects; (22) Federal agricultural research facilities; (23) tree-planting and other natural resources development programs; (24) historic properties restoration; and (25) Bureau of Land Management facilities.

Makes appropriations for FY 1991 to the Department of Labor to provide productive jobs for unemployed individuals under specified conditions, in various types of public service employment. Provides for allocation of such funds to eligible local governments, rural area concentrated employment program grantees, or States.

Makes appropriations in additional amounts for FY 1991 for: (1) employment and training services; (2) grants to States for unemployment insurance and employment services; (3) higher education academic and research facilities; and (4) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's emergency food and shelter program.

Makes appropriations for FY 1991 for: (1) construction and modernization of military family housing; (2) low-income energy conservation weatherization activities (in an additional amount) and (3) Federal motor vehicle procurement.

Title II: Technical Provisions - Provides that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.