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S 2262 IS
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2262
To make emergency supplemental appropriations to provide a short-term
stimulus to promote job creation in rural areas of the United States, and
for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 26 (legislative day, JANUARY 30), 1992
Mr. LEAHY (for himself, Mr. HEFLIN, Mr. PRYOR, Mr. BOREN, Mr. DASCHLE,
Mr. HARKIN, Mr. CONRAD, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. ADAMS, Mr. FORD, Mr. WELLSTONE,
Mr. AKAKA, Mr. SANFORD, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. JOHNSTON, Mr. DECONCINI,
Mr. ROCKEFELLER, and Mr. DIXON) introduced the following bill; which was
read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations
A BILL
To make emergency supplemental appropriations to provide a short-term
stimulus to promote job creation in rural areas of the United States, and
for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  (a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Rural Jobs and Investment
  Act of 1992'.
  (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. General appropriation authority.
TITLE I--AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES
Subtitle A--Farmers Home Administration
Sec. 101. Rural housing insurance fund program account.
Sec. 102. Rental assistance program.
Sec. 103. Rural development insurance fund program account.
Sec. 104. Rural development loans program account.
Sec. 105. Rural water and waste disposal grants.
Sec. 106. Very low-income housing repair grants.
Sec. 107. Supervisory and technical assistance grants.
Sec. 108. Rural housing preservation grants.
Sec. 109. Rural development grants.
Sec. 110. Local technical assistance grants.
Subtitle B--Rural Electrification Administration
Sec. 121. Rural electrification loans program account.
Subtitle C--Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education
Sec. 131. Alternative agricultural research and commercialization.
TITLE II--INTERIOR
Sec. 201. Energy conservation.
TITLE III--VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Sec. 301. Community development and planning.
Sec. 302. Home investment partnerships.
Sec. 303. EPA construction grants and state revolving loan fund.
TITLE IV--COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE
Sec. 401. Microloan Demonstration Program.
SEC. 2. GENERAL APPROPRIATION AUTHORITY.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Subject to subsection (b), the sums described in this Act are
  appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated,
  to provide emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending
  September 30, 1992.
  (b) OFFSETTING REDUCTIONS- Funds under this Act are available only to the
  extent that there is an offsetting reduction by Act of Congress in the
  budget authority available for carrying out budget function 050 (National
  Defense) or budget function 150 (International Affairs), or both.
TITLE I--AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES
Subtitle A--Farmers Home Administration
SEC. 101. RURAL HOUSING INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  (a) GROSS OBLIGATIONS- For additional gross obligations for direct loans as
  authorized under title V of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1471 et seq.),
  to be available from funds in the Rural Housing Insurance Fund, as follows:
  (1) $500,000,000 for loans to borrowers made under section 502 of such Act
  (42 U.S.C. 1472), as determined by the Secretary.
  (2) $50,000,000 for housing repair loans made under section 504 of such Act
  (42 U.S.C. 1474).
  (3) $250,000,000 for rental housing loans made under section 515 of such
  Act (42 U.S.C. 1485).
  (b) COST OF LOANS- For an additional amount for the cost, as defined in
  section 502(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a(5)),
  including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans, as follows:
  (1) $121,750,000 for low-income housing loans under section 502 of the
  Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1472).
  (2) $20,090,000 for housing repair loans under section 504 of such Act
  (42 U.S.C. 1474).
  (3) $62,500,000 for rental housing purposes under section 515 of such Act
  (42 U.S.C. 1485).
SEC. 102. RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
  For additional rental assistance agreements entered into under or renewed
  under section 521(a)(2) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490a(a)(2)),
  $70,000,000.
SEC. 103. RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  (a) GROSS OBLIGATIONS- For additional gross obligations for the principal
  amount of direct loans as authorized by sections 308, 309A, 310A, and
  310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1928,
  1929A, 1931, and 1932), to be available from funds in the Rural Development
  Insurance Fund, as follows:
  (1) Water and sewer facility loans, $600,000,000.
  (2) Community facility loans, $250,000,000.
  (b) COST OF LOANS- For an additional amount for the cost, as defined in
  section 502(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a(5)),
  including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans, as follows:
  (1) $87,360,000 for water and sewer facility loans.
  (2) $21,025,000 for community facility loans.
SEC. 104. RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  (a) COST OF LOANS- For an additional amount for the cost, as defined in
  section 502(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a(5)),
  including the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans from the Rural
  Development Loan Fund established under section 623(a) of the Community
  Economic Development Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9812(a)), $50,000,000.
  (b) PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF LOANS- The funds made available under subsection
  (a) shall be available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal
  amount of direct loans of not to exceed $100,000,000.
  (c) REGULATIONS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made
  available under subsection (a) after October 1, 1987, shall be administered
  solely under regulations published in the Federal Register on August 15,
  1988 (Vol. 52, No. 157).
  (d) REVIEW- The Secretary of Agriculture shall not review loans made by
  intermediary borrowers, using funds made available under subsection (a),
  prior to the loans being made.
SEC. 105. RURAL WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL GRANTS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- For additional grants pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (6)
  of section 306(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act
  (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)), $500,000,000, to remain available until expended,
  pursuant to section 306(d) of such Act.
  (b) PURPOSES- The funds made available under subsection (a) shall not be
  used for any purpose not specified in section 306(a) of the Consolidated
  Farm and Rural Development Act.
SEC. 106. VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING REPAIR GRANTS.
  For additional grants to the very low-income elderly for essential
  repairs to dwellings pursuant to section 504 of the Housing Act of 1949
  (42 U.S.C. 1474), $50,000,000, to remain available until expended.
SEC. 107. SUPERVISORY AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS.
  For additional grants pursuant to section 525 of the Housing Act of 1949
  (42 U.S.C. 1479 and 1490e), $10,000,000, to remain available until expended.
SEC. 108. RURAL HOUSING PRESERVATION GRANTS.
  For additional grants for rural housing preservation as authorized by section
  533 of the Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 (42 U.S.C. 1490m),
  $50,000,000.
SEC. 109. RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- For additional grants authorized under section 310B(c)
  of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932(c))
  to any qualified public or private nonprofit organization, $100,000,000.
  (b) LIMITATIONS- Effective for fiscal year 1991 and thereafter, grants made
  pursuant to subsection (a) shall not be subject to any dollar limitation
  unless the limitation is set forth in law.
SEC. 110. LOCAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS.
  For additional local technical assistance grants authorized under
  section 306(a)(11) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act
  (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(11)), $15,000,000.
Subtitle B--Rural Electrification Administration
SEC. 121. RURAL ELECTRIFICATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT.
  (a) INSURED LOANS- For additional insured loans pursuant to section
  305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935) for rural
  electrification loans, $700,000,000, to remain available until expended.
  (b) COST OF LOANS- For the additional cost, as defined in section 502(5)
  of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a(5)), including the
  cost of modifying loans, of direct rural electrification loans authorized
  by section 305 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 935),
  for the additional cost of direct rural electrification loans, $131,000,000.
Subtitle C--Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science and Education
SEC. 131. ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION.
  For an additional amount for necessary expenses to carry out the Alternative
  Agricultural Research and Commercialization Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5901 et
  seq.), $20,000,000.
TITLE II--INTERIOR
SEC. 201. ENERGY CONSERVATION.
  For additional amounts to enable the Secretary of Energy to make grants
  under title III of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (42 U.S.C. 6831
  et seq.)--
  (1) $150,000,000 to be used for the weatherization assistance program for
  low income persons; and
  (2) $150,000,000 to be used for the Institutional Conservation Program
  and the State Energy Conservation Program.
TITLE III--VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
SEC. 301. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING.
  (a) IN GENERAL- For an additional amount to carry out a community development
  grants program under title I of the Housing and Community Development
  Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.), $1,000,000,000, to be obligated for
  making grants to States and units of local government under such Act.
  (b) LIMITATION- For purposes of applying the limitation contained in
  section 105(a)(8) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
  (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(8)) to amounts made available under this section, the
  maximum percentage of funds received by a unit of general local government
  under this section that may be used for the provision of public services
  shall be 20 percent.
SEC. 302. HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS.
  For an additional amount to make grants to States and units of local
  governments for investments in low income housing under section 211 of
  the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12741),
  $100,000,000.
SEC. 303. EPA CONSTRUCTION GRANTS AND STATE REVOLVING LOAN FUND.
  For an additional amount to carry out the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
  (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) and the Water Quality Act of 1987 (33 U.S.C. 1251
  et seq.), $1,000,000,000, of which--
  (1) $500,000,000 shall be made available for grants under title II of the
  Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.); and
  (2) $500,000,000 shall be made available for State water pollution control
  revolving funds established under title VI of such Act (33 U.S.C. 1381
  et seq.).
TITLE IV--COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE
SEC. 401. MICROLOAN DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.
  (a) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS- For an additional amount for necessary
  expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the Small Business Administration
  for making technical assistance grants under the Microloan Demonstration
  Program established by section 7(m) of the Small Business Act (15
  U.S.C. 636(m)), $3,000,000.
  (b) BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT- For the cost, as defined in section
  502(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661a(5)), including
  the cost of modifying loans, of direct loans for carrying out not more
  than 50 microloan programs under the Microloan Demonstration Program,
  $2,600,000, to be made available until expended for the subsidy cost of
  $15,000,000 in direct loans for the Microloan Demonstration Program.