Summary: S.2265 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/26/1992)

Spending Priority Reform Act of 1992 - Expresses the sense of the Congress that any money returned to the Treasury as a result of this Act should be deposited in the General Fund to be applied against the Federal budget deficit.

Title I: Agriculture Appropriations - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of Agriculture for certain special research grants which were not authorized, not awarded on a competitive basis, or not subjected to congressional hearings ("unauthorized").

Title II: Commerce, Justice, State and Related Agencies Appropriations - Subtitle A: Department of Justice - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of Justice for: (1) an unauthorized grant to the National College of District Attorneys for a move into a permanent facility with the latest technology; and (2) an unauthorized grant to SEARCH Group, Inc. for continued support to State and local criminal justice agencies to improve their use of computers and information technology.

Subtitle B: Department of Commerce - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for unauthorized funding of: (1) construction, the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, oceanic and atmospheric research, program support, and miscellaneous projects; (2) a specified fresh-water fish hatchery; (3) a project for fish oil research; and (4) special research grants for the International Trade Administration.

Subtitle C: Related Agencies - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Small Business Administration for unauthorized grants for specified miscellaneous projects.

Amends the Small Business Act to rescind appropriations and repeal the authorization for a tree planting program.

Subtitle D: Department of State - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of State for an unauthorized grant for the North/South Center at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Title III: Department of Defense Appropriations - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations made under the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1992, for certain unauthorized: (1) university grants; (2) miscellaneous projects; (3) Army operation and maintenance projects; (4) Navy operation and maintenance projects; and (5) Defense Agencies grants for the World University and 1996 Summer Olympic games.

Title IV: Energy and Water Appropriations - Rescinds unauthorized FY 1992 appropriations made under the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 1992, for unauthorized funding of: (1) a Corps of Engineers project in West Virginia; (2) a Shoshone irrigation project in Wyoming; (3) certain energy supply, research, and development activities; (4) a specified solar and renewable energy project in Hawaii; (5) certain biological and environmental research projects; (6) a certain research and technical analysis project for the University of Connecticut; and (7) a grant to complete the Center of Advanced Electronics Technology at Spartes State Technical College in Eufala, Alabama.

Title V: Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations made under the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992, for unauthorized funding of: (1) certain National Park System projects; (2) certain construction projects involving anadromous fish; and (3) certain National Forest System projects.

Title VI: Transportation Appropriations - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of Transportation for unauthorized funding of: (1) certain motor carrier safety grants; (2) certain Federal Highway Administration demonstration projects; (3) certain highway feasibility studies; and (4) certain feasibility, design, environmental, and engineering projects.

Title VII: Treasury, Postal Service and General Government - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the General Services Administration for certain unauthorized grants for projects funded through the Federal Buildings Fund for the construction of a Federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Title VIII: Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations - Subtitle A: Department of Veterans Affairs - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs for certain unauthorized construction projects.

Subtitle B: Department of Housing and Urban Development - Rescinds FY 1992 appropriations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for unauthorized funding of: (1) certain housing projects and assistance programs; and (2) certain policy development and research grants.

Subtitle C: Independent Agencies - Rescinds 1992 appropriations to: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency for certain unauthorized construction grants and other specified projects; (2) the Federal Emergency Management Agency for certain unauthorized emergency management planning and assistance projects; and (3) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for certain unauthorized research and development and construction projects.

Title IX: Blue Smoke and Mirrors - Expresses the sense of the Congress that, with regard to the appropriations process, "forward funding" tactics should no longer be utilized and the Congress should operate within the funding limits prescribed for each fiscal year.